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Friday July 17

17:05
Intel Invents Two Hardware Features for Future...

Two new patent applications from Intel have surfaced this month revealing new tablet hardware features that they could begin promoting over the next year.

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16:31
Pocket for iOS adds the ability to listen to...

Pocket, the popular app that allows users to save articles and read them later, has received an update that adds another way to consume saved articles. Announced in a blog post, Pocket for iOS now supports Listen, the company’s popular text-to-speech feature that was previously available only on Android.

Listen is a way for users to consume their news hands-free. The feature offers the ability to start listening from anywhere in the article, skip portions you aren’t interested in, and adjust the reading speed to be either faster or slower. Perhaps most notably, Listen is available in all languages.

Today, we’re excited to bring Listen, our Text-to-Speech feature, to iOS. It’s the hands-free way of returning to everything you’ve saved in Pocket. You can start listening from anywhere in the article, skip paragraphs with ease, and adjust the...

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15:30
Top 10 back to school features in the new Office for...

Just in time for teachers, students and families preparing to head back to school—the all new Office for Mac is here. Packed with a whole new set of features, Office 2016 for Mac is sure to help scholars of all ages do their best work. To help you get most out of the new Office for Mac, we’ve narrowed it down to our top 10.

Top 10 features and enhancements for students

1. If you save your Office documents in the cloud, a list of recently used files is available in the new Office for Mac. This helps you immediately pick up where you left off. Bonus: Pin the documents you use frequently and they will stay in the special “pinned files” list.

2. Working on an assignment with other students? Simply share your document in a few clicks and give permission to...

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15:30
AWT News Update: July 17, 2015

For this Friday, some Apple news that you need to know:

  • iPhone processor manufacturer TSMC says its power-efficient 10-nanometer process is on track for mass production of processors in 2017
  • A number of popular iOS apps have a password vulnerability
  • It's confirmed; your iPod nano and shuffle won't work with Apple Music

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for Friday, July 17, 2015.

One of the holy grails of mobile computing is to make smaller and more efficient processors. Apple has been working with chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company or TSMC on iPhone chips for the past several years, and TSMC announced this week that its 10-nanometer FinFET processors are on...

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13:58
Apple objects to GT Advanced financing plan after...

Apple on Friday formally objected to a financing plan by its bankrupt former sapphire supplier, GT Advanced Technologies, on the basis of provisions tied to a May fire at its one-time plant in Mesa, Arizona.

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13:30
You Should Play: Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions adds...

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

Controller-based games don’t always translate well to touch devices, and Geometry Wars seems like it ought to be a prime example of that. While inspired by classic arcade games (especially Robotron: 2084), the series is built around the dual analog sticks of console gamepads, letting you easily steer your ship with one stick and fire with the other as you zip around the minimal, neon-tinged terrain. Precision is absolutely necessary, given the small stages and focus on amassing high scores. 

To read...

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13:16
Confirmed: New iPod nano and shuffle won’t get Apple...

You might have heard some discussing the state of Apple Music on the iPod nano and shuffle, two products that just got a minor facelift alongside a larger refresh for their bigger brother, the iPod touch. And you might have already guessed that streaming to the devices was a no-go from the lack of Wi-Fi capabilities, but it turns out you won’t even be able to store your offline Apple Music collection on the devices either.

The reason, according to sources, is simply to prevent piracy…

By not allowing users to...

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13:00
Week of Apple Watch Stands: Fuse Chicken Bobine Watch

Fuse Chicken Bobine Watch. Photo ©2015, Steven Sande

This week Apple World Today has reviews of three Apple Watch charging stands: the Griffin WatchStand, the Nomad Stand for Apple Watch, and today I’m looking at Fuse Chicken’s $25 Bobine Watch.

Design

I’ve been a big fan of Fuse Chicken’s Bobine product line since back in the day when the flexible stand first became available for the iPhone. Now it has a new job; that of holding up your Apple Watch in the car or on your desk.

As with the other Bobines, the Bobine Watch uses a flexible metal coil that stays in place however you bend it. The bottom of the coil acts as a base, the middle as an...

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12:12
Many Apple Music Listeners Seeing 503 iCloud...

Apple Music appears to be experiencing some issues today, with some users reporting continual 503 errors for the last several hours. When attempting to play an Apple Music song via iTunes, an error message that says "The shared library 'Cloud Music Library' is not responding."

More annoying than debilitating, the error can be dismissed and music will play after another attempt to connect. The error also seems to pop up occasionally when no music is being played. Errors are being reported by MacRumors readers, redditors, and people on Apple's Support Communities.

Apple's System Status page is not reporting an outage at this time...

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12:03
iOS 9 tips: Apple makes it easier than ever to...

Users beta testing iOS 9 can access a new, somewhat hidden feature in the mobile Safari browser, making it easier than ever to request the desktop version of a site when browsing on an iPhone or iPad.

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11:46
Apple Objects to GT Advanced's Financing Plan...

Apple is objecting to GT Advanced Technologies' financing plan over concerns that it would undermine its existing settlement reached with the bankrupt sapphire crystal supplier last year, reports Re/code. GT Advanced reached a settlement with Apple in October 2014 after failing to produce sapphire crystal of the quality desired by the Cupertino-based company for potential use in future products.

GT Advanced is attempting to restructure by raising $95 million through a loan agreement under the supervision of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for New Hampshire, but the financing plan is contingent upon the company receiving enough insurance money to repair any damage to sapphire furnaces following a fire at its...

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11:22
Independent UK businesses quickly jump on board with...

Some independent retailers and app developers in the U.K. are reportedly already adopting Apple Pay, just days after the service became available in the region.

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10:46
iPod Touch performance preview: 500% better CPU, 900...


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Smartphones and tablets have stopped changing all that much from year to year, which makes it easy to take for granted just how far they've come in such a relatively short time. One year of updates doesn't do much to impress anymore, but take three or four years of updates all at once and you'll have something to be impressed by.

Such is the case with the sixth-generation iPod Touch, which brings three years' and four generations' worth of processor improvements all at the same time. Jumping from an Apple A5 to an A8 results in an almost comically large performance improvement, though as we'll see, you're not quite getting iPhone 6 performance in an iPod-sized body.

The CPU

The iPod's A8 is running at around 1.1GHz, roughly 27 percent slower than the 1.4GHz A8 in the iPhone 6. When those phones were announced, Apple said the A8 was about 25 percent faster...

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10:40
Apple Pay’s UK launch leading to issues, mistaken...

Apple Pay went live in the UK earlier this week with its first international rollout since debuting in the US last October, but Apple’s iPhone- and Apple Watch-based mobile payment solution hasn’t been without its own launch issues across the pond. To start, Apple Pay is a bit restricted in the UK as it is limited to transactions under £20 until September when the contactless payment rules change and the limit increases slightly to £30. Aside from a low transaction limit, paying with the iPhone or Apple Watch using Apple Pay at the London Underground transportation system has...

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10:37
The camera behind the new Pluto photos

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The Atlantic:

I talked to Lisa Hardaway, an engineer at Ball Aerospace in Colorado who led technical development of the one called “Ralph.” Ralph captures visible and some infrared light. When you see Pluto looking tan- and sepia-toned in the new, high-resolution photos, you’re looking at data captured by Ralph.

​Since it captures visible light, Ralph is in many ways comparable to the camera found in a phone or fancy DSLR. In conventional camera terms, it’s a 75mm lens at f/8.7. But it was far harder to build than a normal camera.

Hilarious that these incredible images we are getting from New Horizons are from a “Ralph”. An “Omar” or a “Brad” I could understand.

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10:30
Apple schedules Q3 2015 results call for Tuesday,...

Apple has announced the time and date of the FY2015 third quarter results call, to be held starting at 2 PM PT/5 PM ET next Tuesday, July 21, 2015. As in the past, Apple World Today will be doing a liveblog of the event, providing readers with our take on the numbers and comments made by both Apple executives and financial analysts.

The event will be live cast via a QuickTime stream. Readers can listen in on the call by pointing a web browser to www.apple.com/quicktime/qtv/earningsq315

Stay tuned to Apple World Today for more information on when our liveblog will begin.

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10:25
Some minor updates to krypted.com

So a few months ago, closing in on 3,000 posts, the database got too big and krypted.com started suffering from innodb corruption, resulting in database outages. While I was able to get the site up, it was using a read-only database that kept me from doing any new articles or updates. It was a strange time in my life, like suddenly being single after living with someone since Y2K (when I started the site). But I got through it and was able to repair the relation… er, site. Now, with a new database that is free from corruption we’re ready to get to 6,000 posts!

Also, I had a little feedback on the usability of the site. I had thought people would scroll down to find the search box. Apparently there’s a reason most sites put it at the top. It’s now there here. I also made a couple of new pages (in addition to the articles I’ve been posting since it came back up) and removed a couple of pages. Most of the pages have gotten fresh...

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10:22
Gold rear shell purportedly for Apple's '...

New pictures claim to show a rear casing for Apple's next-generation "iPhone 6s Plus" in gold, and a hands-on with the part assert that it features new material for stronger construction than the current iPhone 6 series.

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10:15
The Week in iOS Apps: Blue Apron, MyTable, and...

The flavor of iOS

It’s a foodie’s dream in this week’s roundup—we have apps that show you how to prepare food, make reservations, and even split the bill at your favorite restaurant. Yum!

Blue Apron

Blue Apron comes from the gourmet meal-ingredient service of the same name. The app features seasonal recipes, how-to videos, and stories about the service’s farmers and suppliers. You can manage your Blue Apron account from the app, review the meals, and even share photos of your finished creations.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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10:06
Pluto Pix Push Interest in Space Exploration


Photos transmitted from 4 billion miles away by NASA's New Horizons Pluto space probe have sparked fresh interest in space exploration. New Horizons traveled more than 3 billion miles over a nine-and-a-half year stretch to reach the Pluto system. A close-up image of a region near Pluto's equator shows a range of mountains reaching up to 11,000 feet in height. "This is one of the youngest surfaces we've ever seen in the solar system," said Jeff Moore, geology, geophysics and imaging team leader at NASA's Ames Research Center.

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10:00
In praise of the iPod shuffle

Apple updated what’s left of the iPod line earlier this week. They bumped the processor and improved the camera on the iPod touch, and added some new colors. And they also added new colors to the iPod nano and iPod shuffle.

There’s something satisfying about listening to music or spoken word on a device that is so self-effacing.

You may wonder why Apple is still selling the iPod shuffle. After all, when you can have an iPhone that runs apps, takes photos, records and plays HD video, and uses GPS to give you directions—or an iPod touch with most of those features—why keep selling a tiny little device that does nothing more than play audio?

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09:59
iFixit posts 6th-gen iPod touch teardown

Once again, the coolest of cats over at iFixit have come through with teardown goodness, dissecting a brand new 2015/sixth-generation iPod touch to see what they could find.

The exterior of the device looks largely the same as the previous generation, but it’s the new guts of the device that make the difference.

During the teardown, the iFixit guys found the following:

- An A8 processor that had been underclocked compared to the iPhone version.

- 1 GB LPDDR3 RAM.

- A battery rated at 1043 mah.

- No external screws, ample use of adhesive inside the iPod touch.

- A smaller f/24 aperture.

- An 8 MP FaceTime camera.

As always, head over...

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09:54
New iPod touch teardown shows power optimizations,...

A teardown of the sixth-generation iPod touch published on Friday exposed new details about the device, including the presence of a marginally bigger battery, the lack of a sapphire lens cover, and which chipmakers are involved in supplying parts.

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09:44
Audiffex introduces iTones2 music app for Macs

Audiffex has released inTone2, a multifaceted multichannel effects processor, software mixing console, virtual instruments host, and flexible multitrack zonal player for Mac OS X (10.8 or higher) with CoreAudio-compatible audio interface.

The inTone2 serves as a simple jamming tool as well as a sophisticated playback machine. It’s a live production mixer that processes multiple audio inputs with studio-quality effects plug-ins. It plays audio files and allows users to play virtual instruments while changing tracks, effects, or instrument configurations.

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09:29
Dealing with Recent Comcast Outages

Comcast Internet customers seem to be experiencing more service interruptions than usual. Josh Centers investigates to try to find out why, and offers some troubleshooting tips for your Internet connection.

 

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09:15
App Store updates and notable new apps for July 17,...

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

Updates

Slack (OS X) version 1.1

  • O happy day: We no longer send you packing to your web browser to download files. It all happens right within Slack.
  • We added support for the slack:// URL scheme. Look to https://api.slack.com for upcoming documentation on all the nifty things it'll let you do.
  • Laid the foundation for some soon-to-be-announced features. They're very nice. Can't wait to see your reactions when you find out what they are.
  • It's a tiny thing but our About box now shows the build number as well as the app version. Should you need to contact us for support, it'll help us help you. And...
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09:13
Dozens of popular apps found ‘vulnerable to password...


Image: n3rdabl3.co.uk

Popular iOS and Android apps from companies like Walmart, ESPN, Slack and SoundCloud have been found vulnerable to password cracking, according to a recent report from AppBugs. The security firm found that dozens of the most popular apps are lacking, in that they allow you to make any number of attempts to login without restriction. These clearly opens up a gap for attackers who have the means to guess those passwords and gain access to your accounts.

The most secure apps will force you to reset your password if you don’t enter it correctly, or they’ll lock you out after you’ve made a certain number of attempts.

AppBugs...

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09:09
9to5Toys Last Call: Bose SoundTrue headphones $80,...

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

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

Review: The ...

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09:07
iFixit’s iPod touch 6th-gen teardown exposes...

Apple introduced a new iPod touch on Wednesday as we expected after selling nearly the same model for almost three years, and today iFixit has shared its routine teardown to grade the device’s ability to be repaired and catalog exactly what’s inside Apple’s newest iOS device.

While the exterior of the new iPod touch remains largely the same aside from new color options and the removal of the Loop camera strap, the teardown does confirm the RAM upgrade...

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09:00
Write Now—student writing contest

Microsoft Office has long been the home base for homework. Students use Word to write papers, Excel for their math classes and PowerPoint for presenting a final report in class. But students across the country have also used this technology to do so much more. From writing editorials to drafting love notes, students can rely on Microsoft products to help them create, revise and re-imagine. And now, with an accessory like the Universal Foldable Keyboard, students can be creative even when they can’t bring along their laptops.

To get the imaginative juices really flowing, the Microsoft PC Accessories team is hosting a student writing contest. In 300 words or less, tell us how you use technology to be creative—in or outside of the classroom. Ten winners will receive Universal Foldable Keyboards and the grand prize winner will snag a Surface Pro 3. We want to...

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09:00
A new way to keep up with all the Office 365 Dev...

Today we’re excited to announce The Office Dev Show, a new dedicated Channel 9 show devoted to all things Office 365 dev-related. The show, hosted by Sonya Koptyev, will include guests from the Office 365 Extensibility engineering team, as well as key community members. The show will feature new code and capabilities that have been added for devs to customize the Office platform, including the desktop, online and mobile versions, as well as a series on how to “Get Started” building on the platform. The Office Dev Show airs weekly, on Wednesdays.

The first show, released on July 17, 2015, features an interview with Yina Arenas, senior program manager, who describes all the great features available in the Office 365 unified API Preview.

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08:51
Panic releases Coda 2.0 text editor for iOS

Coda, Panic’s nifty text editor for iOS, has just hit version 2.0.

The new version, which is available as a free update for registered Diet Coda users, offers the following fixes and changes:
- New UI: Designed impeccably to look great on iOS 9 and beyond.

- iPhone Coda for iOS now works both on your iPad and your iPhone.

- Panic Sync: Keep your sites, clips, and credentials in sync.

- More Modes Go, INI, Lua, Scheme, Shell, SQL, and Swift.

- Playgrounds: Experiment and test in a real JS environment.

- Dual File Browsers: See dev and production files side-by-side.

- Better Terminal: The full power of Prompt 2, built right in.

- Better...

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08:31
Leaked 'iPhone 6s Plus' Images Showcase...

A few new images of the so-called "iPhone 6s Plus" today have been shared by Future Supplier (via Nowhereelse.fr), putting emphasis on the new iPhone's visual similarities to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus line-up while mentioning a "stronger" construction to the device's rear casing.

Future Supplier noticed a slight difference between the iPhone 6s Plus and last year's model, specifically in the location of a few screws used to hold the loud speaker module. But otherwise, the website noted a pretty aesthetically similar device, which makes sense for an "S" generation upgrade for the iPhone 6 line.

iPhone 6s Plus on the left with screw holes that are "slightly higher" than the iPhone 6 Plus' on the right
...

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08:27
iFixit: New iPod Touch battery is kind-of-sort-of...

iFixit has just completed the sixth-generation iPod Touch's new gadget introduction cycle by tearing it apart to see what's inside.

By and large, the new iPod is pretty similar to the old one. Apple has changed essentially nothing about the outside of the device, so the way the components all fit together is mostly the same. The one notable change is related to the way the battery is secured in the case: "peel-out adhesive tabs" replace the more persistent adhesive from the fifth-generation model. You still need to heat up the adhesive securing the screen to the back of the case to get inside the Touch in the first place, but this...

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08:24
Apple, Samsung in talks to help create standardized...

When Apple and Samsung aren’t actively suing each other, they can get some killer stuff done.

This may be what they’re trying to do, as the firms are reportedly in “advanced talks” with telecom operators from all over the world to launch new electronic SIM cards. These e-SIM cards would be standardized among both smartphone makers and come embedded in their devices, creating a “common architecture.” Unlike physical SIM cards, e-SIM cards offer more flexibility to users. Instead of being locked into a cellular plan, you will be able to sign up to a new plan or switch plans instantly.

The mobile carriers that are reportedly a part of the e-SIM initiative include AT&T,...

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08:18
PSA: Apple Watch’s sapphire display cracks just like...

Yep, that’s a cracked Apple Watch display. Nope, it’s not actually an Edition, just plated, but the $549 and up steel model uses the same sapphire display as Apple’s $10,000 and up watch. And yes, the Apple Watch’s sapphire display reacts to accidental drops against hard surfaces just like iPhones.

In describing the craftsmanship of the Apple Watch, Apple calls sapphire “the second-hardest transparent substance after diamond,” adding that “that’s why we chose it to cover the Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition faces,” but it still sells a $79 AppleCare+ warranty to cover accidental damage because sapphire is clearly not invincible.

Here’s what to expect if you accidentally break your Apple Watch display and what I learned about how easily it can happen…...

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08:16
New iPod Touch Teardown Confirms 1,043 mAh Battery...

iFixit has posted a detailed teardown of the new sixth-generation iPod touch, confirming that the device has a 1,043 mAh rated lithium-ion battery and 1GB of SK Hynix LPDDR3 RAM. Comparatively, the fifth-generation iPod touch released in 2012 had a 1,030 mAh rated battery and 512MB of RAM.

The teardown also provides a closer look at the new iPod touch's Apple A8 chip and M8 motion coprocessor (NXP Semiconductors LPC18B1UK ARM Cortex-M3 Microcontroller), Toshiba NAND flash memory, InvenSense MP67B 6-axis gyroscope and accelerometer, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi module, Broadcom and Texas Instruments touchscreen controllers and other components.

The new iPod touch received a relatively low repairability score of 4...

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07:43
Hulu considering ad-free tier to better compete with...

Streaming video service Hulu is reportedly exploring the possibility of a completely ad-free tier that could launch as soon as this fall, and cost about $12 to $14 a month.

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07:26
Transport London Warns Apple Pay users of Potential...

The Apple Pay service launched in the UK this week and out of the gate experienced some minor hiccups with UK banks. Today we're learning that Apple Pay has been causing some confusion among early adopters when it comes to using it with transportation in the UK.

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07:02
CrashPlan 4.3.0 - Online backup service; free for...

Only CrashPlan offers local and online backup that's automatic, secure, and cross-platform. Even if you need to back up as many as 10 computers at home, CrashPlan delivers multi-destination protection that maximizes convenience, flexibility, and rapid restores. It's free to back up locally and to friends and family, and it's just a few dollars a month for unlimited online personal backup with a CrashPlan subscription.

CrashPlan runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux.

Note: CrashPlan is available in both free and paid versions. Individual, Family, and Business subscriptions are available, and their pricing schedules can be found here.



Version 4.3.0: Per-User Installation on Windows and OS X

  • The CrashPlan app can now be installed separately for each user account on Windows and OS X computers. When you install the CrashPlan app per user, each installation...

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07:00
Some MacAdmin Links

I don’t get to spend that much time reading other sites. But when I do, here are a few pages/people I might check out. I thought this might help the Younglings of the MacAdmin community. If you have a site that you’d like added to the list, let me know. And no, I won’t judge you if you nominate your own site. In fact, I might learn something new! The final list will be stored at http://krypted.com/guides/macadmin-links/

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06:54
Is Apple on Course to Hit $53 Billion in Profits...

For Apple's fiscal year, which ends in September, the company is set to rake in $52.5 billion in earnings, according to analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters. If Apple hits that mark, it would be the largest ...

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06:44
Apple partner TSMC to mass produce 10nm chips by...

The race to make smaller and more efficient mobile processors continues, with iPhone chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. revealing it remains on track to mass produce its first 10-nanometer FinFET processors by early 2017 -- a timeframe that would put it ahead of rival Intel.

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06:31
Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation game for iPhone/...

With the latest installment in the Mission Impossible series set for a theatrical release later this month on July 31st, an official iPhone and iPad game for the movie has just launched on the App Store.
Developed by Glu, the action/adventure game bears the same name as the film, Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation, and offers a number of free-to-play levels set in locations from the movie. The gameplay, a mix of first- and third-person action scenes that for the most part put you behind a firearm of some sort, seems to take a lot after other popular Glu developed titles such as Contract Killer.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it…...

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06:16
Tembo for Mac OS X gets a refreshed user interface

Houdah Software (http://www.houdah.com/) has announced Tembo 2.0, an upgrade to their file search helper for Mac OS X Yosemite.

It's a file search tool that builds upon the existing Spotlight index. Version 2.0 has been updated with a fresh user interface. It's also faster and adds new features.

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06:14
calibre 2.32.0 - Complete e-book library management...

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

Manage, convert, sync, and more

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



Version 2.32.0: New Features

  • E-book viewer:...

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05:31
∞ Fantastic tribute to Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata passed away this past Saturday. This video gives an excellent sense of why Iwata-san was so beloved.

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05:22
AppleInsider podcast talks new iPod touch, thoughts...

On this week's all-new AppleInsider podcast, we discuss the refreshed iPod lineup, including a new A8-powered iPod touch. Neil talks about the possibility of an "iPhone 6c," Dan details gaming benchmarks for Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. iPhone 6, Victor tells us how he really feels about Touch ID and Apple Pay, and it's unanimous that no one should install Adobe Flash.

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04:55
Zevrix Deliver 2.4.21 improves file transfer over...

Zevrix Solutions has delivered Deliver 2.4.21, a maintenance update to its file transfer solution with automatic email notifications.

The software lets users send files to FTP, Google Storage, Amazon S3, WebDAV and other remote and local servers. Deliver will automatically notify recipients about delivered files which can be instantly downloaded from a link in the email. The new version improves transfer of non-compressed folders on local networks and addresses some performance and stability issues.

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04:18
Logo Pop Lite for Mac OS X gets new logos, graphics

128bit Technologies has announced Logo Pop Lite 1.2, an update to the logo design app for Mac OS X.


The software allows you to create a vector -based logo, and and then use it online or in print with support for all popular image formats including transparent PNGs. Version 1.2 adds new pre-designed templates and royalty free graphics, and fixes bugs reported by customers.

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04:01
OTT video service credential sharing will cost the...

New data from Parks Associates (www.parksassociates.com) finds that OTT [over-the-top] video service credential sharing will cost the industry US$500 million in direct revenues worldwide in 2015. The report shows 6% of U.S. broadband households use an OTT video service that is paid by a person living outside of the household.

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04:01
Kool Tools: iGlaze for the MacBook

Designed and built for minimalist style, Moshi's iGlaze 12 (http://tinyurl.com/psxvkyo) is a solid, slim-fitting shell for the 12-inch MacBook.

The precision-tooled polycarbonate shell is thin and lightweight, yet extremely durable. Its micro-clip design makes for a simple, snap-on installation and easy removal.

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03:54
BT's new 4K sports channel will cost £15 a month

As promised, BT is bringing the first 4K live sports channel to UK TV screens next month, and it's finally let us in on how much it's going to cost. BT Sport Ultra HD will begin broadcasting August 2nd, kicking off proceedings with an FA Community Sh...

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03:26
UK's emergency surveillance law struck down by...

The High Court has ruled today that parts of the UK's emergency surveillance legislation, the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 (DRIPA), is unlawful. Conservative MP David Davis and Labour MP Tom Watson, represented by the Liberty huma...

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03:11
Et tu, Watson? IBM's supercomputer can critique...

It's bad enough that robots are writing professionally (albeit badly), but now they're criticizing, too? IBM has unveiled the Watson Tone Analyzer, the latest tool in its "cognitive computing" suite of cooking, health, shopping and other apps. Once y...

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03:07
DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.8.6

Adds support for the public beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan. (All updates are free. DEVONthink Pro Office, $149.95 new; DEVONthink Professional, $79.95 new; DEVONthink Personal, $49.95 new; DEVONnote, $24.95 new)

 

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02:05
Google Inbox suggests the perfect time to resurface...

When you snooze an email in Google's Inbox app, you're normally given a few different reminder options: three customised defaults, "someday," the last custom time you used, and a manually set place or time. For many emails, that means tapping the lat...

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Thursday July 16

23:18
'Back to the Future' to celebrate 30th...

For Back to the Future fanatics, October 21st, 2015 is a momentous day: it's the destination date Marty and Dr. Brown chose for their journey through time. And now, it's also when the movies are slated to hit the theaters for the franchise's 30th ann...

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21:30
Space junk collision scare forced ISS crew to...

The ISS crew sure had a rough morning yesterday: a piece of an old Russian satellite came hurtling towards them, and the team didn't have enough time to move the station out of the way. Since they only had an hour and a half to spare, the crew chose ...

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20:59
Vivaldi 1.0.219.51 - An advanced browser made with...

Vivaldi is a browser for our friends.

In 1994, two programmers started working on a web browser. Our idea was to make a really fast browser, capable of running on limited hardware, keeping in mind that users are individuals with their own requirements and wishes. Opera was born. Our little piece of software gained traction, our group grew, and a community was created. We stayed close to our users and to our roots. We kept improving our software, based on our users feedback, as well as our own ideas on how to make a great browser. We innovated and we strove for excellence.

Fast forward to 2015, the browser we once loved has changed its direction. Sadly, it is no longer serving its community of users and contributors who helped build the browser in the first place.

So we came to a natural conclusion:...
We must make a new browser. A browser for ourselves and a browser for our friends. A browser that is fast, but also a browser that is rich...

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20:41
Office 2016 for Mac 15.11.2

Updated versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, but currently available only to Office 365 subscribers. ($6.99/$9.99 monthly subscription)

 

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20:27
Apple offers 99-cent sale pricing on 24 iOS apps for...

Apple on Thursday rolled out another of its limited-time-only iOS App Store sections, this time featuring 24 apps on sale for 99 cents each, including popular titles like Pixelmator and GoodReader, as well as hit games Shadowmatic and The Room Two.

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17:12
Swipes, Taps and Cursor Movements Can Foil...


Swipes, taps, cursor movements and other ways of interacting with electronic devices can be used to protect online merchants from Net fraudsters. Many people are familiar with biometric authenticators like irises, fingerprints and voices, but it turns out that how we behave with our machines can be a means of authenticating our identities, too. "We're able to profile users based on their interaction on the Web," said Natia Golan, product manager at BioCatch.

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16:10
Xiaomi VP lists intrinsic smartphone features in...

In a video interview with Bloomberg published on Thursday, Hugo Barra, vice president of global operations at Chinese mobile hardware upstart Xiaomi, addressed accusations that his company's products are derivative and take more than a little inspiration from Apple's iOS lineup.

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15:44
Xiaomi's Barra Says that they can't Allow...

In trying to justify their smartphone design is rightfully theirs, Xiaomi's Barra fumbled around and told Bloomberg's Emily Chang that "You have to have curved corners ...

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15:00
AWT News Update: July 16, 2015

St. Jude's Spinal Cord Stimulation Trial System

What's the Apple news today?

  • e-SIMS
  • A class action lawsuit against Apple by disgruntled California Apple Store employees
  • The latest accessory for your iPod touch: a spinal cord stimulation trial system
  • Misfit's Flash and Flash Link put the cheap in activity tracking

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

The lions are laying down with the lambs, or something like that. Archrivals Apple and Samsung are in talks with telecom operator around the world to launch electronic SIMs (or subscriber information modules) to...

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14:58
Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra Defends Against Copycat...

Xiaomi vice president Hugo Barra, who came to the company from Google, today did an interview with Bloomberg where he once again spoke out in defense against copycat accusations that have been levied against the company.

According to Barra, all of the copycat claims come from a single iPhone 5-style chamfered edge on a Xiaomi device. "Yes, it does look like an iPhone 5 and that chamfered edge, by the way, is present in so many other devices."

Xiaomi's Mi Note
He went on to say that the accusations were the result of a bias against Chinese companies. "People couldn't bring themselves to believe a Chinese company actually could be a world innovator, could build amazingly high-quality products."

When asked if the recent Mi Note looks like an iPhone 6 Plus, Barra laughed it off and said "it's white like an iPhone 6 Plus." He said accusations of copying weren't fair,...

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14:15
The Week in iPhone Cases: Build your own feature-...

...plus wallets, extra storage, mirrors, and more!

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases features abstract patterns from Laut, a case that sticks to your mirror from Monster, traveling solutions from Hitcase, and many more from Nodus, Portenzo, and Tech21.

Griffin

Sometimes, your standard hard-shell case isn’t going to cut it. If you’d like a little something extra—be it a wallet-like pouch or a mirror—the Identity Custom (iPhone 6; $30) has you covered, thanks to its options for personalization.

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14:00
Apple Watch ads focus on daily life, travel

Apple released four new Apple Watch ads today, all of which continue with the common Apple meme of showing how devices are used rather than expounding of features. The first two seen here, Beijing and Berlin, show how useful the Apple Watch can be while traveling (at least if you've purchased a nice expensive data roaming plan for your iPhone...). Closer and Goals are much more focused on family and exercise respectively. Enjoy!


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13:56
Lawsuit over Apple Store employee bag checks becomes...

A long-running lawsuit over bag searches of Apple Store workers was certified as a class action on Thursday, broadening the potential impact to over 12,000 past and present retail staff.

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13:00
Logitech Logi BLOK designed to protect your iPad Air...

Logitech has a new label — Logi — and logo, and the first products under that new label are some iPad cases. These are protective cases and a shell in the Logi BLOK family, featuring bright colors and a radically new design.

The first product is the Logi BLOK Protective Shell, which will sell for $39.99 and is available for iPad Air 2 and all models of the iPad mini. Available in teal/blue (see image above), red/violet and black, it’s made of a flexible polymer with extreme squared edges — hence the BLOK name. The cases flex, allowing accidental drops from as high as six feet onto concrete with no damage to the iPad.

Next in the lineup is the Logi BLOK Protective Case for iPad Air 2 (image above). It features a similar design and the same colors as the Protective Shell, but also has a cover to protect the iPad’s display...

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12:45
Document collaboration in Yammer just got better...

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

Whether it’s drafting a proposal, updating the quarterly budget, or putting the finishing touches on a presentation, creating great content requires teams to stay on the same page. That’s why the Yammer team has been hard at work building deeper integration with Office Online, bringing the familiar interface and rich capabilities of our Office applications right into Yammer. Today, we’re excited to announce several enhancements to the Yammer files experience, making it easier than ever to incorporate document collaboration into teamwork.

First, the document preview and edit experience for files uploaded into Yammer are now powered by Office Online. When you click the Edit File link in Yammer, a new browser tab opens up with a full-screen view of the document. Make changes and comments directly in the document using Office Online. When you’re done, simply close the tab. Your...

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12:45
Apple patent hints at potential solar cell embedded...

Apple tends to patent every one of its inventions that could possibly be used in a future product, so it can be difficult to read the tea leaves on which ones will eventually translate to product features. A new patent from Apple highlighted by PatentlyApple today, though, describes a technology that would be a very welcome remedy to battery life issues. The patent covers applying solar cells to a touch display surface like a trackpad or iPhone to store power for the device:

Apple notes that “the wireless device has a...

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12:19
New ‘Misfit Link’ app brings iPhone camera control,...




Misfit, makers of the popular Flash and Shine wearables for fitness and sleep tracking, today launched a new iOS app that turns its Flash hardware into a remote control for a connected iPhone’s camera, music functions, and more.

Dubbed Misfit Link, the new app lets you control various functions on...

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12:12
Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra talks Apple copycat ‘melodrama...

As smartphones grow in popularity in emerging markets, Hugo Barra has very publicly spoken for Xiaomi, the Chinese-based technology company that he left Google to join as Vice President of International in September 2013. Today, he sat down with Bloomberg to talk about many topcis, including accusations that the Chinese company has stolen Apple’s design, Android as one of the best decisions Google ever made, and Xiaomi’s eventual plan to bring its devices stateside…

“So this whole copycat melodrama all boils down to one chamfered edge on one particular phone model which was...

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12:00
Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse: an Apple World...

I’ll start this review out with a frank admission: I haven’t used a mouse in years. But if any mouse has made me consider giving up the ol’ Magic Trackpad, it’s the Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse (US$99.99). The MX Master’s wildly futuristic design, incredible comfort, and capabilities make it the most impressive pointing device I’ve used in years.

Design

The design of the MX Master doesn’t match the Apple “standard” design meme, but that’s OK. Instead, it features a dark gold and black color scheme with a multi-faceted area where your thumb rests. It looks more like a futuristic spacecraft from the upcoming Star Wars reboot than a computer poinitng device.

For a guy, I have quite small hands so I was a bit concerned that the bulk of the MX Master would make it difficult for me to use. That fear was unfounded. The MX Master fits perfectly in a cupped hand, with a...

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11:56
Apple and Samsung working on a standardized e-SIM...

If it all goes according to plan, you could soon be able to switch mobile carriers by going to the settings page on your smartphone.

On Thursday The Financial Times (paywall) reported that Apple and Samsung are in “advanced talks” with telecom operators from all over the world to launch new electronic SIM cards. These e-SIM cards would be standardized among both smartphone makers and come embedded in their devices, creating a “common architecture.” Unlike physical SIM cards, e-SIM cards offer more flexibility to users. Instead of being locked into a cellular plan, you will be able to sign up to a new plan or switch plans instantly.

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11:51
Apple bag search lawsuit certified as class action

Apple Store employees who sued Apple over bag searches at the iPhone maker's 52 brick and mortar outlets in California had their case certified as a class-action by a federal judge, U.S. District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco, reports Reuters (http://tinyurl.com/o587qwr).

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11:48
FDA approves St. Jude’s iOS-based spinal cord...

St. Jude medical announced today in a press release that its new wireless spinal cord stimulation trial system has been approved by the FDA. The system uses Bluetooth and pairs with iOS devices to provide control to the patient and doctor.

This trial device allows patients to test out spinal cord stimulation treatment before having a permanent device implanted in their back. This helps determine if the treatment will work for them with no invasive surgery.

The trial system uses an iPod touch as...

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11:47
∞ Four new Apple Watch ads

Four new 30 second ads, all for Apple Watch. Two of them are city themed, with the names Berlin and Bejing. One is about fitness, called Goals. One is about parenthood, called Closer.

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11:45
Office 365—monthly Dev Digest for July

This month’s Office 365 Dev Digest was written by Jeremy Thake, technical product manager for the Office 365 Dev team.

Welcome to the fifth edition of Dev Digest, designed to help you—the Office 365 developer—keep up-to-date with what’s new in Office 365 development.

On July 9th we announced the news that Office 2016 for Mac was released. Currently this includes support for Office Add-ins in Outlook, and our engineering team is working hard to support add-ins in Word, PowerPoint and Excel as well. This means if you have written an Office Add-in that works right now with Office 2013 on Windows desktop, Office Online or Office for iOS, it will also work with the Mac version.

On June 24th, we also announced that Office for Android Phone is generally available. Right now,...

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11:29
New TV ads for Apple Watch focus on tourism, fitness...

Apple on Thursday debuted four new TV ads for the Apple Watch on its official YouTube channel, continuing a strategy of depicting the device in realistic scenarios.

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11:24
External Link: Neil Young to Stop Rocking in the...

Musician Neil Young has declared that he will be removing his music from all streaming services, due to poor audio quality. In a post on Facebook, Young claimed that streaming music sounds worse than FM radio, 8-track tapes, and Compact Cassettes. “Streaming is the worst audio in history,” Young said. In 2014, Young developed a competitor to iTunes, PonoMusic, which offers high-quality audio downloads, meant to be played on the company’s Toblerone-shaped music player, which Ars Technica called, “a tall, refreshing drink of snake oil.”

 

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11:23
External Link: President Obama Announces Low-Income...

The Obama administration has announced a new initiative, called ConnectHome, that will bring broadband access to over 275,000 low-income households in the U.S. The pilot program will start in 27 cities, including New York, Boston, Seattle, and the Choctaw Tribal Nation in Oklahoma. The federal government is partnering with ISPs such as Google Fiber, CenturyLink, Cox Communications, and Sprint. ConnectHome is being funded by private industry, nonprofit organizations and local leaders; the federal government will not be contributing any more money beyond the $50,000 allocated by the Department of Agriculture to deploy broadband to the Choctaw tribal nation.

 

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11:22
Employees who Sued Apple in 2013 Over Demeaning Bag...

On June 11 we reported that Information relating to complaints within a current lawsuit against Apple that began in 2013 were ordered by the court to be unsealed revealing that at least two Apple retail store workers complained ...

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11:00
Hours for iPhone announces Freshbooks integration

Hours for iPhone announces integration with Freshbooks for easy time tracking and billing.

Hours is the time-tracking app that I reviewed back in October. It's very well done, with features like smart notifications, multiple timer support, color-coding to keep things clear, and handy reports that you can export to PDF or CSV. It's really a nice app.

Meanwhile, I've been a Freshbooks customer for years and it's quite nice that I can now send billable hours track with Hours directly to Freshbooks. As an existing Freshbooks customer, I can even export existing clients, projects, and tasks directly into Hours.

This is a nice partnership between two great services. Check it out and get to work.

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10:59
Recommended reading: 'The Book of GNS3'

GNS3 is freely available and open source software that allows users to explore router configurations, design and test their own networks, and study for certification tests, all without spending a dime.

Before virtualization, the only way to learn about networking hands-on was to build expensive labs with physical hardware or pay outrageous training fees. No more.

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10:56
Apple Predicted to Beat Expectations in Third...

Less than one week before Apple's third quarter fiscal results are released on July 21 at 2:00 PM Pacific, multiple research firms and analysts have released earnings previews for the three-month period ending June 30. The consensus is that Apple will report another quarterly earnings beat based on stronger than expected iPhone sales and continued year-over-year growth in China.

Apple provided third quarter guidance of revenue between $46 billion and $48 billion, gross margin between 38.5% and 39.5%, operating expenses between $5.65 billion and $5.75 billion and other expenses of $350 million, while the consensus among analysts was an EPS of $1.79. Apple is expected to beat both that guidance, which is purposefully conservative, and street expectations.

Wall Street and Silicon Valley analyst Neil Cybart published his 3Q15 earnings preview on...

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10:52
Feeder 3.0 gets a new Yosemite inspired look

Reinvented Software (http://reinventedsoftware.com/) has unveiled Feeder 3.0, an update to the RSS editor for creating news feeds, iTunes podcasts and appcasts on Mac OS X.

Version 3.0 sports a brand new look for OS X Yosemite, Markdown editing, autosave and a global search and replace for links. Feeder's library can now be shared with cloud services such as iCloud Drive and Dropbox.

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10:49
Labelist 9 for Mac OS X adds new Photos browser, more

Chronos has launched Labelist 9, an upgrade to itslabel-making software for Mac OS X Yosemite. The new version adds two all-new media browsers for integrating with Apple’s iTunes and Photos applications.

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10:42
Apple to Face Class Action Lawsuit Over Off-the-...

Apple will face a class action lawsuit brought against it by retail employees in California who were subjected to ongoing bag checks that often caused them to remain at work for 10 to 15 minutes after their shifts had ended, reports Reuters.

Employees allege Apple subjected them to mandatory bag checks that were "embarrassing and demeaning," and were conducted off the clock, leaving them uncompensated for their time. The group is seeking damages for unpaid wages, unpaid overtime, and other recompense.

The lawsuit was first filed in 2013 and after some legal hurdles that included a 2014 dismissal, it was granted class action status today by U.S. District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco. Class members participating in the...

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10:33
IK Multimedia ships the iRig PowerBridge

IK Multimedia is shipping the iRig PowerBridge, a performance and charging system that lets musicians continuously create music and play with their digital IK Multimedia iRig accessories while sending a stream of conditioned power to keep their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch charged.

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10:29
Apple Release Four New Apple Watch Ads Covering...

Today Apple released a new series of Apple Watch ads that covers Beijing, Berlin ...

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10:27
Paragon rolls out Paragon NTFS for Mac 14 Preview

Paragon Software Group has released Paragon NTFS for Mac 14 Preview. (http://tinyurl.com/pyuyvub). It provides full read and write access to Windows-formatted NTFS partitions on OS X.

Paragon NTFS for Mac 14 Preview is available for immediate download, without registration, to all Mac enthusiasts testing Apple's OS X El Capitan Preview. All users who purchased NTFS for Mac 12 will get a free upgrade to Paragon NTFS for Mac 14 when the commercial version is released.

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10:18
iPod nano, iPod shuffle won't sync offline...

Even with Apple Music advertised prominently in the iPod section of Apple's online store, neither the iPod nano nor the iPod shuffle can sync Apple Music tracks cached offline, according to a report.

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10:15
Apple’s latest Apple Watch ads showcase fitness,...

Following the initial launch campaign, Apple is debuting four new Apple Watch ads showing the device in action in several different real-world scenarios. The first video called Goals demonstrates a range of features including the Apple Watch’s fitness and workout tracking apps as well as third-party apps available for the device. Another video called Closer echoes a similar theme of recent Apple ads that show people using Apple’s products to stay in communication and share experiences.

Two other new ads called Beijin and Berlin illustrate the Apple Watch as a travel tool with translation and navigation apps plus more.

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10:13
Intel's 10nm processors pushed back to 2017

During a conference call with journalists to talk about the company's latest quarterly financial numbers, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said the vendor will add a third 14-nanometer processor—dubbed "Kaby Lake"—to its roadmap, pushing back the timetable for its 10nm processor to the second half of 2017, reports eWeek (http://tinyurl.com/n9w892e).

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10:09
Facebook tests buy button on Pages to help small...

If it seems like every social network wants you to buy more stuff, well, you’re not completely off-base. Now those efforts are moving beyond ads into actual buy buttons, with Pinterest and Twitter piloting efforts to let you buy items straight from your main feed. Facebook is putting its own spin on the shoppable social network by turning Facebook Pages into their own storefronts.

Facebook has tested buy buttons attached to sponsored posts in your News Feed, but this new initiative lets businesses turn their pages into e-commerce sites, Buzzfeed reported Wednesday. The move gives businesses a way to monetize their Facebook pages without paying for sponsored posts, and because every step of the transaction is hosted within Facebook, buying an item will presumably be easier for shoppers. Facebook is...

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10:03
Apple Releases Four New Apple Watch Ads Showing the...

Apple today released a new series of Apple Watch commercials on its YouTube channel, depicting the Apple Watch being used in a number of ways in the daily lives of the people featured in the videos. Each of the four videos centers around people who use the watch's functions while traveling, while working out, and while communicating with and interacting with family. Apple has a knack for creating ads that are informative while being touching and funny, and its four new videos are no exception.

Two of the videos, "Berlin" and "Beijing," show the Apple Watch in use as a tool to discover new places to visit while exploring the cities. Two women are seen using the app to get directions to places, look up nearby restaurants, and discover new sights as soft music plays in the background of each video. One woman uses the sketch tool in the Apple Watch to write "SOS" to let her friend know she needs help getting out of a...

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10:00
New IT management controls added to OneDrive for...

Today’s post was written by Reuben Krippner, director of product management for Office 365, focused primarily on OneDrive for Business.

The OneDrive for Business team has been working to deliver the most commonly requested controls by IT admins. Today, we’ll highlight new management options you have to protect and control the flow of your information using OneDrive for Business.

In addition, this week’s Office Mechanics show walks through the new controls and how to implement them as IT admin:

Limiting file sync to domain joined PCs

OneDrive for Business enables users to synchronize their files for offline use across their PCs or Macs. One of the most common requests from IT admins is to have the ability to block sync on unmanaged PCs. Now you can enable file sync to work only on domain-joined PCs (and you can even specify which of your domains you want to allow to sync), thereby blocking file sync on personally owned or unmanaged PCs. Note that using...

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10:00
Malwarebytes introduces solution for Mac users

Malwarebytes, the anti-malware solution that's been in business since 2004, has acquired AdwareMedic, and as such now offers a solution for Mac users everywhere. 

In a blog post on Malwarebytes' site, AdwareMedic's creator Thomas Reed described his motivation to create security software for the Mac, as well has his decision to join Malwarebytes: 

“AdwareMedic quickly became a hit, even being recommended by countless Apple techs around the world.

Then, in March of this year, I was contacted by Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of Malwarebytes.

The timing could not have been better, and I’m pleased to say that The Safe Mac and AdwareMedic are now owned by Malwarebytes, and I’m now the Director of Mac Offerings at Malwarebytes.”

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09:53
GSMA in Talks with Apple over New Embedded SIM...

It's being reported today ... that the GSMA, the industry association which represents mobile operators worldwide, is close to announcing an agreement to produce a standardized embedded Sim for consumer devices that would include Apple and other smartphone makers.

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09:13
Apple releases updated iPod touch, adds improved...

Apple may not have done much with its iPod shuffle and nano models outside of changing the color offerings, but it beefed up the iPod touch in a big way this week.

The iPod touch’s camera is now on par with the iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2, going from 5 megapixels in the last generation to 8 in the new version. Apple also incorporated an iPhone M8 motion coprocessor for better activity-tracking and a new 64-bit A8 chip to make the unit that much faster. A new 1136 x 640 resolution Retina display rounds things out and makes the device that much more robust.

The new version of the iPod touch, which arrives with iOS 8.4 and access to Apple Music, now arrives in a...

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09:12
Apple, Samsung & carriers working together on...

The two largest handset makers in the world --?Apple and Samsung -- are said to be working with some of the largest carriers around the globe on a new, so-called "e-SIM" standard that would replace traditional SIM cards, and make it easier for customers to sign up for new data plans.

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09:03
9to5Toys Last Call: Bluetooth 4.1 in-ear headphones...

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

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  • This USB-C hub adds four USB-A ports to your 12-inch MacBook:...
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09:00
Re-introducing the Office 365 Partner blog series

Transforming the way your organization works isn’t easy. Employees, like consumers, have habits…patterns…favorites…none of which they’re willing to trade for the latest cloud productivity trends. Yet, the important conversations that help you to set your business apart don’t just happen in the office. You need to be where your employees are so you can listen to and learn from their changing needs. Companies report 76 percent* more visibility into other departments and office locations by using Yammer. In addition, companies have seen a 37 percent** improvement in project collaboration by leveraging familiar productivity tools like PowerPoint, Excel and Word in a real-time, co-editing cloud environment. And finally, 93 percent*** of business leaders agree that internal social tools stimulate innovation, leading to business and innovation growth.

Microsoft Partners help you realize your own success with Office 365. As service providers and as Microsoft customers themselves,...

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09:00
Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 054 panel...

In this episode, Jeremy Thake and Richard DiZerega talk to a panel of SharePoint MVPs at SPTechCon Dev Days including Marc Anderson, Andrew Connell, Scot Hillier, Paul Schaeflein and Eric Shupps.

http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP54_sptechconpanel.mp3

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09:00
Sway Use Case series #3: Small business Sways

As a digital storytelling app, Sway makes it easy for students, teachers, professionals and consumers to bring all sorts of narratives to life in a new and interactive way. This blog series highlights the great examples of Sways made across different categories by all sorts of people to make their ideas shine.

In the last Sway Use Case blog, we got a taste of many delicious and visually delightful Sways that chefs, foodies, and culinary adventurers have created, all centered around food. In today’s post, we’ll get down to business and dive into some of the many ways that small businesses and professionals alike are using Sway for professional storytelling, collaboration and sharing ideas in new ways internally and with their customers. Check out the highlights below!

Swaying potential clients with an event venue brochure

Jonathan Price (London, @JonnoPrice) is...

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08:59
Tag Heuer's First Smartwatch for Christmas will...

Back in January we posted a report titled "Jean-Claude Biver Revs up the Rhetoric about TAG Heuer's coming Smartwatch vs. Apple Watch." Biver took aim at Apple and confidently ribbed Apple about their poor design ...

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08:47
Apple in 'Advanced Talks' With Mobile...

Apple and Samsung are in talks with mobile standards organization GSMA to introduce electronic SIM cards, according to Financial Times. The talks are happening around the GSMA's impending announcement of the creation of a standardized embedded SIM card for consumer devices, which would involve both Apple and Samsung if the talks go through.

Rumors of Apple creating its own SIM card line began in late 2010, when a report from Gigaom claimed the company was working with digital security firm Gemalto to create the custom built-in SIM. The iPhone 4s was even rumored to be "SIM-less," pointing once again to an electronic SIM card...

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08:41
Microsoft’s OneNote iOS app goes universal, bringing...


Microsoft today released a new update to OneNote for iPhone that makes it a universal app, now OneNote for iOS. That means that the existing OneNote for iPad app is being replaced by a single, universal app that runs on both iPhone and iPad.

The benefit, aside from having a single version, is that the iPad app is gaining some recent features introduced in the iPhone app including a OneNote widget in the today view of Notification Center. iPad users will also notice a new “recent notes” section for notes made on either device, and landscape mode on the iPad now presents a column of page...

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08:38
Apple releases updated iPod nano, shuffle models,...

Despite a three year hiatus between the last update, Apple gave the iPod a major overhaul on Tuesday.

Among these are the revamped iPod nano and shuffle models, which, like the new iPod touch, come in gold, dark blue, and pink colors.

Apart from the new colors, Apple hasn’t upgraded the hardware of the iPod nano since the 2012 rendition. The device arrives with the same 16 gigabytes of storage, but still supports video, FM radio and is available for a US$149 price tag.

The iPod shuffle still offers 2 gigabytes of storage and offers the same features as the previous versions. The unit is still designed for the price/fitness market, boasting no...

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08:35
Apple releases first public beta of upcoming OS X 10...

Apple on Thursday released the first public beta of OS X 10.10.5, following quickly on the heels of a matching developer beta, which was issued on Tuesday.

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08:26
Apple's Force Touch for iPhone Invention was...

Believe it not, Apple's engineers actually began working on Force Touch sensors for future iDevices way back in 2006 in relation to force sensors for the iPad bezel and display. Today a related Force Touch invention for the iPhone and other iDevices surfaced in Europe.

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08:10
Samsung and TSMC Begin Production of A9 Chips for...

Apple manufacturing partners Samsung and TSMC have started volume production of A9 chips for the so-called "iPhone 6s," according to DigiTimes. The report claims Apple requested last-minute changes to the chip layout, requiring both chipmakers to rework wafers, but the modifications are not expected to impact the release schedule of the next-generation iPhone.

Apple's iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and new iPod touch are powered by the A8 chip
TSMC will reportedly begin mass production of A9 chips based on a 16nm process in the fourth quarter of 2015, and is also expected to manufacture fingerprint sensors and audio chips on a contract basis for future iPhones. Conflicting reports have surfaced over the past several months suggesting that Samsung,...

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08:00
OneNote July mobile updates for iOS and Android

This month we’re upgrading your OneNote mobile experience with improvements to iOS and Android.

One app for OneNote iPad and iPhone

You might have noticed that our apps had a “for iPad” and “for iPhone” in the title—that’s because they were two separate apps. This month we did a bunch of work behind the scenes to create one universal iOS app that works on both iPad and iPhone. If you are an iPad user today, you will need to get the new OneNote app from the store. When you open your current iPad app, you will see instructions for getting the app. If you are an iPhone user, you don’t need to do anything—we merged the iPad app into the iPhone app so you already have it.

With the universal iOS OneNote app, iPad users will have some of the recent updates made to the iPhone app, and we’ll be able to move even faster to update the app with new features.

New iPad features...

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07:53
Apple reportedly joins talks with cell providers to...

With the launch of the latest iPad model, Apple debuted its own SIM card that allows users to choose between three different cell carriers and change service on-the-fly. Rumors that such a card could be included in the next iPhone appeared almost immediately, and now a new report confirms that Apple is in talks with cellular carriers and other handset makers to bring this type of system to all cell phones.

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07:51
Rovio's 'Angry Birds 2' to launch on...

Finnish developer Rovio will launch its first official sequel to the ultra-popular "Angry Birds" game on July 30, debuting on mobile platforms including Apple's iOS.

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07:32
Researchers are developing apps to diagnose coughs,...

First pitched by Steve Jobs in 2007 as “an iPod, a phone, and an Internet communicator,” the iPhone has since evolved into a medical device of sorts as software has gotten smarter and sensors have become more advanced in recent years.

Apple embraced this with iOS 8 and the rollout of HealthKit, a framework which allows medical and health apps to share data with each other and your doctors with your permission. Apple’s open source ResearchKit took it a step further by allowing developers to turn apps into scientific health and medical research tests.

Scientific American...

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07:12
Apple Seeds First OS X 10.10.5 Beta to Public Beta...

A few days after seeding OS X 10.10.5 to developers for testing, Apple has released the first OS X 10.10.5 beta to public beta testers. With only a few months until the public release of OS X 10.11 El Capitan, OS X 10.10.5 may be one of the last significant updates to Yosemite.

The new beta can be downloaded from the Software Update mechanism through the Mac App Store on Macs enrolled in the Apple Beta Software Program. The pre-release software's build number is 14F6a, the same as the OS X 10.10.5 beta seeded to developers earlier this week.

It also appears that the first OS X 10.10.5 beta is now showing up in Software Update for developers who were unable to see the pre-release software following its release on Tuesday.

OS X 10.10.5 beta includes stability,...

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07:00
UBS forecasts iPhone ASP at $660, pushing Apple...

Investment firm UBS revealed on Thursday that it has high expectations for Apple's gross margins in the just-concluded June quarter, predicting they will reach nearly 41 percent on outstanding sales of the jumbo-sized iPhone 6 Plus.

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07:00
Command Line Firewall Management In OS X 10.10

The tools to automate OS X firewall events from the command line are still stored in /usr/libexec/ApplicationFirewall. And you will still use socketfilterfw there for much of the heavy lifting. However, now there are much more helpful and functional options in socketfilterfw that will allow you to more easily script the firewall.

Some tricks I’ve picked up with the Mac Firewall/alf scripting:

  • Configure the firewall fully before turning it on (especially if you’re doing so through something like Casper, FileWave, Munki, or...
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06:39
Siri and calling emergency services

Why does telling Siri to charge your phone call the police? Look to India. 

Earlier today The Verge pointed out that, if you use an iPhone to tell Siri, "Charge my phone to 100 percent," it will attempt to call emergency services (giving you a five-second grace period to cancel the call). This is true. DO NOT try it, as the police dislike being summoned to your home for no reason. Some have suggested that this behavior is a bug, while others guess that Apple has created a covert way to summon the authorities, should the caller be in a dangerous situation. That's clever, but I don't think that's what's going on. 

First, it's likely that Siri is responding to the word "phone" followed by a number. Remember, "phone" can be a verb and a noun. For example, if you tell Siri, "Charge my phone to 50 percent," it will attempt to call the number 50. So why does...

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06:24
Samsung & TSMC begin volume production of Apple...

The two principal manufacturers of Apple processors, Samsung and TSMC, have each begun volume production of the next-generation "A9" CPU for use in the upcoming iPhones, according to a new report.

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06:24
DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.8.6 ready for OS X El...

DEVONtechnologies has updated all editions of its intelligent information and document manager, DEVONthink, as well as the smart notebook, DEVONnote.

DEVONthink and DEVONnote are designed to help users classify and organize documents with artificial intelligence. Version 2.8.6 improves compatibility to the public beta of OS X El Capitan and brings further usability enhancements and bug fixes. The updates are free and recommended for all users.

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06:12
New iPod nano, shuffle won't sync Apple Music...

Our friends at iMore have pointed out that the new iPod shuffle and nano won't sync your Apple Music tracks. Only the latest iPod touch will do that. Why hinder the nano and shuffle this way? iMore's Serenity Caldwell makes a very likely guess:

"It's probably a record label requirement: In theory, you could sync an iPod shuffle or nano up with Apple Music tracks, then cancel your Apple Music subscription and continue rocking out to those 'copied' tracks forever."

I was surprised by this update because, frankly, I don't think the iPod is long for this world. The touch might have a little life left, but the nano and shuffle, well, don't. 

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06:11
It’s official – Angry Birds 2 is coming on July 30th

It seems an age since Angry Birds first rose to prominence as the best-selling mobile game going. After countless spin-offs and movie tie-ins, it’s about to get its first proper sequel. Rovio announced in a blog post this morning that Angry Birds 2 will officially launch on July 30th.

With 3 billion game downloads, millions of fans across the globe, multiple mashups and spin-offs, collaborations with A-list celebrities and much more, we’re really proud that Angry Birds is the mother of all mobile game apps. And now we’re proud to announce the mother of all sequels – Angry Birds 2!

Rovio hasn’t announced exactly what to expect or which platforms it’ll be...

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06:07
Misfit introduces Flash Link multifunction wearable...

Misfit on Thursday announced price drops for its existing fitness wearables --?Shine and Flash --?to make way for a new model called the Flash Link, and breathed life into older Flash models with the new Misfit Link app for iOS.

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05:35
Apple's new iPod touch, iPod nano, & iPod...

In a world of iPhones and iPads, iPods nevertheless continue to have a place at Apple, and Wednesday's update of the iPod touch -- plus new colors for the Nano and Shuffle -- raise the question of which iPod, if any, a person should buy.

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05:10
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.0.1.7 - Adware removal...

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (was AdwareMedic) helps you get your Mac experience back.

Is your Mac running slow? Annoying adware--such as pop-ups, or malware--could be the problem. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scans for and removes code that degrades system performance or attacks your system. Making your Mac once again your Mac.

What It Does

  • Removes adware, such as Genieo, VSearch, and Vidx
  • Removes malware, including Trojans
  • Scans quickly
  • Simplifies program management through a clean, lean interface

How It Does It

  • Anti-adware
  • Anti-malware
  • Light footprint
  • Simple interface



Version 1.0.1.7:

  • Change of developer, change of name
  • Consumer (home) use only (commercial version to be released soon)



  • OS X 10.7 or later



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04:52
LightTable 2.2.1 is now available at the Mac App...

einstein's legacy (http://www.einsteinslegacy.com) has announced LightTable 2.2.1 for Mac OS X.

It's an image cataloging application that lets users perform image comparisons and inspections on a virtual canvas. Users can move image items around just like actual prints on a physical light table. The 2.2.1 update improves user interface responsiveness, adds a histogram tool along with additional GPU-based image effects, and provides full screen and high-resolution drawing support.

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04:45
ExpanDrive 5.0.7 - Access cloud storage just like a...

ExpanDrive builds cloud storage in every application, acts just like a USB drive plugged into your Mac. With ExpanDrive, you can securely access any remote file server directly from the Finder or even the terminal. ExpanDrive supports:

  • SFTP/FTP/FTPS
  • Amazon S3
  • Dropbox
  • WebDAV
  • Rackspace Cloud Files
  • Openstack Swift
  • Dreamhost DreamObjects
  • Google Drive
  • OneDrive
  • Box.com
  • Copy.com
  • HP Helion
  • hubiC



Version 5.0.7:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.7 or later.
Note: ExpanDrive 5 is a paid upgrade of $24.95. If you purchased after 1 May 2015, your key has been upgraded for free.

New

  • Amazon Cloud Drive support
  • Dramatically improved performance
  • Complete rewrite of most drive types
  • Hybrid online-offline mode
  • Support for Windows 10
  • New...

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04:28
Wearable medical devices market to be worth $5.8...

In its latest report, Transparency Market Research (www.transparencymarketresearch.com) states that the global wearable medical devices market was worth US$2 billion in 2012, and is estimated to be worth $5.8 billion by 2019. The research group's study also indicates that the global wearable medical devices market will register a CAGR [compound annual growth rate] of 16.4% during the forecast period of 2013 to 2019.

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04:27
Kool Tools: the Boa saddle

Booq's (www/booqbags.com) US$195 Boa saddle bag boasts a utilitarian design, lightweight materials, genuine leather accents and a laptop compartment that can carry a MacBook Pro or PC up to 15.6 inches.

If you travel, you know how quickly briefs fill up with documents, chargers and other gadgets. The Boa saddle was designed to maintain a mid-sized profile, but provide an interior that offers a huge amount of storage space. The Boa saddle isis 10% lighter than its Boa brief counterpart.

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04:23
DEVONthink Pro 2.8.6 - Knowledge base, information...

DEVONthink Pro is your essential assistant for today's world, where almost everything is digital. From shopping receipts to important research papers, your life often fills your hard drive in the form of emails, PDFs, Word documents, multimedia files and more. Questions eventually pop up, like where do you store all of this stuff? How do you organize these very different file types, and even better, how do you find the exact file you're looking for the second you need it? It's almost as if you need a second brain just to keep your digital life straight.

DEVONthink is the solution to the digital age conundrum. It is your second brain, the one and only database for all your digital files, be they PDFs, emails, Word docs or even multimedia files. Boasting a refined artificial intelligence, DEVONthink is exceedingly flexible and adapts to your personal needs. And if the files are not digital yet, digitize them with DEVONthink Pro Office.

Use it as your...

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04:18
Apple Invents a Way to use Added Solar Cells to...

Keeping our MacBooks and other devices charged is always a priority and Apple has a new invention that could use solar cells integrated into trackpads, the Magic Mouse ...

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03:30
Hands-on with Notes 4 in El Capitan

Apple’s Notes is reportedly one of the most popular apps on the Mac. Makes sense, since it comes with every Mac and it syncs between your Macs and iOS devices. It’s a lightweight app good for jotting things down.

I stopped using Notes a long time ago in favor of Evernote. I don’t think I’m going to drop Evernote anytime soon; I have too many notes saved in Evernote to completely abandon it. But I am interested in the new features in Notes 4 to see how it can fit into my workflow.

Jason Snell took a look at Notes 4 in his first look of the El Capitan public beta. Here, I’ll take a closer look at the changes and new features. This is beta software, so things in Notes 4 can change between now and the final release. This article will be updated to reflect any changes.

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03:21
Apple investigating solar-powered wireless mice and...

An Apple patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday reveals continued research into alternative energy solutions, specifically as it applies to a lineup of wireless computer peripherals with embedded solar cells.

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02:58
Apple Breathes New Life into their Headset Display...

Earlier this year we posted a report titled "Apple is definitely working on a Top Secret VR Project." The report pointed to Apple's string of job posting for a Sr. Display Systems Engineer related to VR Environments. Today the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals that they've breathed new life...

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02:34
Housing Shifting on Restricted Fund

Forums: B4M FORKTags: Packers and Movers Gurgaon

Household moving almost always is an expensive matter too apart from as being a time-consuming along with intricate practice. It could possibly horribly affect your budget along with finances. It might come up with a major ditch within your wallet. However you will discover certainly a number of methods to go about make non commercial separation on a constrained funds. In the event that you’re relocating with a minimal finances there are many approaches to work with you reduce move charge, cut costs whilst still being transfer your property safely and securely to your brand new property.

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02:33
Home Shifting or Home Relocation Made Uncomplicated

Forums: B4M FORKTags: Packers and Movers In Bangalore

Arranging before you decide to go on to another dwelling

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• Give ideal see to your landlord if you are at the moment moving into a leased house.
• Create an inventory of all your current items and also family stuff that you simply want to change in your completely new house. This may furthermore help you to learn specifically what you need to start transferring.
• Moving property is an proper occasion to get rid of rubbish items and outdated stuff that you simply don’t wish to...

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02:31
About Specialist Packers & Movers

Forums: Archiware PresSTORETags: Packers and Movers Pune

There are several professional transferring companies, packers along with movers or removing organizations inside the town connected with. These are assisting persons tremendously about different relocation as well as moving scenarios like neighborhood household products switching, community & long-distance moving, residential move, business moving, business transferring, professional goods transferring, go shopping & workplace moving, auto travel, bike travel, dog relocating, sensitive providing & transferring, home & furniture going, for example. Many people guarantee pertaining to absolutely hassle-free as well as safe execution involving total changing course of action when...

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01:56
How to Get Best Locum Jobs

Forums: TroubleshootingTags: locum jobslocum agency

Increasing demand of medical sector creates shortage of hospital staffing, so it's very difficult to find best medical professionals to fill the demands. So that hospitals and healthcare centers, contact with locum agency for their medical staffing and medical specialist. Medico Partners are one of professional medical recruitment agencies who are well experienced in medical staff recruitment. Simply register your health agency for medical staffing and get best medical professionals.

Apply Here - http://medicopartners.com

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Wednesday July 15

21:37
Pixlr 1.1.0 - Easy addition of stunning photographic...

Pixlr makes it easy to transform everyday images into stunning works of art. Whether you're applying a quick fix to your photos or adding your personal touch with effects, overlays, or borders, Pixlr has everything you need to make your moments beautiful. Getting started with Pixlr is free and easy - install the app to discover the magic of Pixlr today.

Features

  • Powerful features in a simple and easy-to-use interface.
  • Apply quick fixes to your photos with features such as crop, straighten, resize, and more.
  • Auto fix feature balances out colors and adjusts for poor lighting conditions in a simple one-click fix.
  • Easily modify different elements of your photo and adjust its color, contrast, resolution, and texture.
  • Merge two images with the Double Exposure tool.
  • Erase imperfections with heal and red-eye tools.
  • Make your photos pop by adding or removing color from select parts of your photo with the...

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21:10
Apple's new Hong Kong store to open on July 30

Apple will open its fourth Apple Store location in Hong Kong on Thursday, July 30, the company announced through its retail website, with the three-story Canton Road outlet expected to be one of the largest in Asia.

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21:03
Apple’s Canton Road retail location in Hong Kong to...

Apple today updated its website to reflect that it will open its fourth retail store in Hong Kong on Canton Road at 9:00 AM local time on July 30th. We first saw photos of this store under construction back in February. The store is located at 100 Canton Road in the southern portion of Kowloon in the high-end retail area Tsim Sha Tsui. Plans for the store were announced all the way back in 2013.

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21:01
Popular video app Flipagram's new music deals...

Even if you’ve never heard of or used Flipagram, you’ve seen products of the social app scattered around your social networks. That flipbook of vacation photos that your old high school best friend posted on Instagram? That’s Flipagram’s work. Stitched-together video clips from camp that your kid shared to Facebook? Flipagram. But now the 1.5-year-old app wants people to see those video moments on its own turf, so it’s adding a new feature to lure you in: music.

Flipagram just inked deals with the major record labels and publishers to let its 30 million monthly active users add soundtracks to their videos. Universal, Sony, Warner, and coalitions like Merlin and The Orchard have all opened up their catalogs to Flipagram, so users can search for the latest and great song clips to attach to their ’grams.

...

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20:59
MegaSeg 5.9.7 - Professional DJ and Radio Automation...

MegaSeg is a complete solution for pro audio/video DJ mixing, radio automation, and music scheduling with rock-solid performance and an easy-to-use design. Mix with visual waveforms and Magic Trackpad cue and sync. Preview tracks with optional audio outputs and MIDI control. Enjoy fast access and elegant management of your iTunes library, including iTunes Match. Segue or beat-mix between songs or music videos, trigger sound effects via hot keys, note requests via color-coded request lists, cue and preview tracks via multiple sound outputs, create dynamic scheduled playlists, program automatic playlist events, and more...

  • Full iTunes library and playlist integration, including iTunes Match.
  • Visually sync beats in real-time with the waveform viewer.
  • Use Multi-touch trackpad gestures for cue-scrub, pitch shift, and sync.
  • Kick back on autopilot with automatic segues.
  • Change the font face, color, and size.
  • ...
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17:48
Ship times for all non-Edition Apple Watch models...

Following severely constrained supply at launch, Apple has gradually built up Apple Watch stock for online and in-store sales, and is now showing ship times of one business day for all aluminum Sport and regular stainless steel models.

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17:47
Java updates available for OS X on July 15, 2015

Java updates address a recently identified Java web plug-in vulnerability.

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17:29
How to reset your Apple ID password

With Apple ID responsible for iCloud, two-step verification, email preferences and basically all Apple Internet services, forgetting your password can be disastrous. Luckily, Apple built in a password reset method that involves only a few simple steps.

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16:30
Poll: After today’s updates, what lies ahead for the...

Earlier today, Apple released a refreshed iPod touch with a faster processor, improved cameras, and new color and storage options. The iPod shuffle and nano also saw minor refreshes with the two devices now being available in dark blue, pink, and gold variations. Apple’s overdue iPod refresh, however, has prompted many users to wonder if it’s even worth it for Apple to continue investing energy and time into the iPod line of products.

Seth noted earlier today that it seems Apple is very much still interested in the iPod touch market, but not so much the nano and shuffle arena. With that said,...

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15:23
Apple Watch to launch in New Zealand on July 31

Following an imminent mid-month expansion to sales, the next destination for the Apple Watch will be New Zealand, which is getting the device on July 31, according to an updated product page in the Apple Store iOS app.

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15:20
Report: More Americans are getting their daily news...

Facebook and Twitter are increasingly becoming a source for front-page news.

A new report released on Wednesday by the Pew Research Center and the Knight Foundation found that 63 percent of American Facebook and Twitter users rely on the social networks to get their daily news. The last time a similar survey was conducted in 2013, 52 percent of Twitter users and 47 percent of Facebook users said they used social media to get their news fix.

This increase is not just attributed to younger generations, Pew clarified. The growing trend of using Facebook and Twitter as predominant news sources was seen in Americans of all ages, gender, races, education levels and incomes.

To read this...

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15:12
Apple Introduces Best iPod touch Yet

Apple has introduced the best iPod touch yet and unveiled a new lineup of colors for all iPod models, including space gray, silver, gold, pink, and blue. The iPod touch features a new 8-megapixel iSight camera, an improved FaceTime HD camera, the Apple-designed A8 chip, and even better fitness tracking with the M8 motion coprocessor. “iPod touch gives customers around the world access to Apple Music, the App Store, and iOS, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, starting at just $199,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of iPhone, iPod, and iOS Product Marketing. “With big advancements like the A8 chip and the 8-megapixel iSight camera, customers can experience next-level gameplay, take even more beautiful photos and enjoy their favorite music, TV shows, and movies.”

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15:01
Apple's new iPod touch debuts underclocked but...

Wednesday's iPod touch release marked a number of firsts for Apple, including two major modifications to existing technologies in an underclocked A8 system-on-chip silicon and a communications package boasting the Bluetooth 4.1 Core Specification.

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14:48
AWT News Update: July 15, 2015

Image by Per Ole Hagen via Wikimedia. CC-by-SA 1.0

Even on this slow news day for Apple, there's plenty to hear about:

  • The new iPod touch brings 6x better performance than its predecessor, as well as new colors and capacities
  • Apple Watch will show up in New Zealand on July 31
  • A Hulu intern makes a cool Apple Watch app
  • I hope Neil Young will remember, Apple Music don't need him around anyhow...

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14:34
Social Networks Funneling More News


News consumption on Facebook and Twitter has increased significantly in the last two years, according to a report released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center and the Knight Foundation.
Almost two-thirds (63 percent) of Twitter and Facebook members surveyed said they got news from those social networks. For Twitter, that's an 11 point increase from 2013, when 52 percent of its members said they got news there. For Facebook it's a 16 point jump since 2013, when 47 percent of its members said they looked to it for news.

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14:05
Apple Watch Arriving in New Zealand at the End of...

The Apple Watch is finally coming to New Zealand. After its initial launch in nine countries in April, followed by seven more late last month ...

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13:44
Apple releases Mac mini EMI firmware update to fix...

Apple on Wednesday released an EMI update for Mac mini, addressing an issue that could in some cases prevent a USB keyboard from being recognized when waking from sleep.

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13:42
Apple Updates iPod touch, Recolors iPod nano and...

After nearly three years, Apple has updated the iPod touch, iPod nano, and iPod shuffle. The iPod touch receives updated innards and six new colors, plus a 128 GB model, whereas the iPod nano and iPod shuffle remain unchanged other than the new colors.

 

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13:35
Fortune Interviews Apple's VP of Human...

A video interview by Fortune senior writer Michal Lev-Ram has surfaced with guest Denis Young Smith, Apple's VP of human resources talking about Diversity at Apple.

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13:35
Apple issues Mac mini EFI firmware update 1.8 to...

 

Apple today released a firmware update for the Mac mini to address a USB keyboard-related issue. Labeled Mac mini EFI Firmware Update 1.8, the update is intended for Apple’s previous Mac mini generation (late 2012) released before the most recent hardware refresh.

Specifically, Apple says the update “addresses an issue that may prevent a USB keyboard from being recognized after the system wakes from sleep.” Owners of the late 2012 Mac mini desktop computer can find the firmware update available in the Updates tab of the Mac App Store. The file measures in at just over 4 MB and requires a system restart or...

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13:35
A Hulu intern just made a clever Apple Watch app

Hulu has come up with exactly the right kind of Apple Watch app, one that turns the wrist-based computer into a simple remote control.

The new app doesn’t try to do too much. You can’t browse the Hulu catalog from the watch, but the assumption is that you’ll want to use a proper remote for that anyway. Once you have a video stream up and running, the Watch app lets you pause the current video stream, rewind in 10-second increments, and toggle closed captioning.

For now, the app supports Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Chromecast, and AirPlay streaming to Apple TV. A prompt to select the playback device appears at launch and can be changed at any time through the app’s settings menu.

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13:32
∞ Neil Young and the quality of streaming music

When I posted earlier today about Neil Young pulling his music catalog from streaming services because of poor quality, I kept wondering why he would do that. Neil is right, quality does matter, but not at all costs. [...]

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13:24
Apple Watch release date for New Zealand scheduled...

After its initial launch in nine countries in April, followed by seven more late last month and a handful of other countries launching later this week, Apple Watch will arrive for customers in New Zealand for the first time on July 31st. Apple has quietly made the announcement on an updated product page within its Apple Store iOS app, as pictured above.

The launch in New Zealand will follow a few...

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13:22
Notes on the new iPods: Bluetooth 4.1, skipped...

As expected, Apple updated its iPod lineup today and I just wanted to add a few notes on the new hardware.

The iPod shuffle and nano lines got new colors but otherwise are the same internally with the 2GB and 16GB storage inside and same skeuomorphic UI for the nano. To me this is Apple saying the long goodbye to these products the same way the iPod classic was ushered out. Expect these to last as long as whatever inventory Apple decides to build.

The new iPod touch is much more interesting. It got the same new color palette and otherwise is the same externally – except losing the unpopular Loop strap. However, internally it gets supercharged with...

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12:48
At Least a Quarter of Households own both iOS &...

A new report makes the claim that basically 1 in 4 households are device loyalty-neutral. The defining technology platform battle of the age – Google v. Apple – is often seen in black-and-white ...

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12:47
Is the new iPod touch a harbinger of a 4-inch iPhone...

So after three years, we’ve finally got a new iPod touch. After kicking around with iPhone 4S-era speed, the iPod touch has leaped right over the iPhone 5 and now sports the A8 processor and M8 motion coprocessor of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. And at $199 for a 16GB model, it grants access to demanding apps and games for a very good price.

The new iPod touch, for all its advancements, still sports the same 4-inch Retina display as the iPhone 5, 5s, and 5c. And it makes me wonder if maybe, just maybe, it’s the first hint that we’ll be seeing an updated 4-inch iPhone–let’s call it the 6c–this fall.

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12:46
New iPod Touch’s A8 CPU running at 1.1GHz, includes...

The new iPods that Apple announced this morning were outed a couple of weeks ago, but the insides of the new iPod Touch were still a surprise: Apple put an A8 in the new Touch, the same SoC that powers the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

The iPod Touch is quite a bit smaller than either iPhone, though, and preliminary benchmarks suggest that the chip's speed has been reduced somewhat to keep the temperature down and the battery life up. Geekbench tests run by TechCrunch say the A8 in the Touch is running at about 1.1GHz, down from 1.4GHz in both iPhones. They also confirm that the A8 includes 1GB of RAM, the same amount as the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

The scores in that Geekbench run suggest that the slowed-down A8 is ...

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12:38
Neil Young to remove music from streaming services...

Another day, another artist who’ll soon be missing from your streaming playlists.

On Wednesday morning, Neil Young posted a message on his official Facebook page announcing that he’s pulling his music from streaming services.

“Streaming has ended for me. I hope this is ok for my fans,” the artist wrote. By the time of writing, however, Neil Young’s music was still available to stream on Apple Music and Spotify.

While the music industry has vocally criticized streaming services for paying low figures back to copyright-holders, Young claims, “It’s not because of the money.”

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12:34
New iPod touch vs. iPhone 5s: Apple's latest...

Apple surprised on Wednesday by including its latest-generation A8 processor in the latest iPod touch -- a decision that makes it a formidable and highly affordable opponent to the company's mid-range iPhone 5s.

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12:30
New A8 iPod Touch Clocks in at 1.10GHz, Includes 1GB...

The new iPod touch with an A8 processor and upgraded 8-megapixel rear camera just launched this morning, but TechCrunch's Matthew Panzarino already has one in hand and has run some benchmarks on the device.

According to early testing, the A8 processor in the new iPod touch appears to be running at 1.10GHz per core, which is slower than the 1.39GHz per core the iPhone 6 runs at, presumably to manage battery life. In Geekbench 3, the iPod touch scored 1379 on the single-core test and 2440 on the multi-core test right out of the box. The previous-generation A5 iPod touch scored 215/410 on Geekbench's single and multi-core tests, so the new sixth-generation iPod is six times faster and a...

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12:29
Flash Furor Grows Despite Adobe's Latest Fix


Three new vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player have been reported over the past two weeks, triggering a storm of protest and leading Mozilla and Google to ban the plug-in from their Firefox and Chrome browsers. "It is time for Adobe to announce the end-of-life date for Flash and to ask the browsers to set killbits on the same day," Facebook CSO Alex Stamos tweeted Sunday. Flash "currently poses a huge risk to security -- these latest events are a perfect example of that," said Kasper Lindgaard, director of research and security at Secunia.

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11:46
Apple's Annual Back to School Promotion Still...

For many years running, Apple has offered a Back to School promotion for students and educators, providing discounts on Apple products ahead of the coming school year. Back to School promotions have kicked off on the first Tuesday of July for the last two years, so when July 6 came and went without a Back to School announcement, many people began wondering when Apple would launch the 2015 promotion.

We've been receiving questions about the Back to School program for several weeks now, and in mid-July, there's still no sign of an imminent launch. Some have wondered whether Apple is canceling the program all together, but it's too early to say. It may be late in the month, but there are still several weeks to go before kids and teachers begin returning to classrooms.

Apple's 2014 Back to School Promotion
Historically, the latest Apple has launched a previous Back to School program was July 2, and that was in 2013. From 2006 to 2012, Back to School...

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11:45
Smart camera warns you when guns enter your home

Anxious that you might face an armed home invasion, or that your kids might find the key to the gun cabinet? NanoWatt Design thinks it has a way to give you that crucial early warning. Its crowdfunded GunDetect camera uses computer vision to detect f...

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11:30
The Week in iOS Accessories: Speakers to amp up your...

More for your music

This week’s roundup includes several new speakers for your iOS device—a couple of Bluetooth units, to be sure, but also a “natural induction” device that amplifies your iPhone’s natural sound.

Creative

The $100 Sound Blaster Free is another portable Bluetooth speaker—this one fits comfortably into the water bottle holder on your bike, and contains two passive radiators to create a deep bass sound.

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11:22
Killer iMac 5K Deal: Free Apple TV, Free Canon PIXMA...

AppleInsider this week is teaming up with Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama to give away a free Apple TV, a Free PIXMA all-in-one AirPrint Printer (or your choice of other accessories) and $40-$170 in instant discounts with each iMac 5K order, plus free shipping and no sales tax collected outside NY & NJ.

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11:20
Seven of the world's weirdest green vehicles

By Cat DiStasio

Green transportation is advancing by leaps and bounds. In just the past few months, we've seen a solar-powered airplane complete historic flights, self-driving vehicles hit the streets and cars make astounding achievements in fuel ef...

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10:55
'The Last Starfighter' is getting a TV...

The Last Starfighter tested the limits of early computer-generated movie graphics, and it's about to explore uncharted waters once again. Original writer Jonathan Betuel is developing The Starfighter Chronicles, a related TV series (about alien law e...

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10:01
The Korean Tech Press Rejoice in Apple's...

At the end of June we posted a report titled "As Apple Fans Wait for the Next Hot iPhone Model to Arrive, Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge Catches a Break." As Apple's new iPhones are scheduled to begin in August it's natural that iPhone fans around the world are holding back new iPhone purchases as they await the new ones scheduled for September. That tiny lull in iPhone purchases gave the Korean press ...

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10:00
U.S. Air Force selects Office 365

Last week, the United States Air Force announced it has selected Office 365 to power productivity and collaboration for more than 100,000 active, civilian and reserve personnel. Through deployment of a Department of Defense (DoD) dedicated version of Office 365, Service members will have access to the comprehensive and integrated set of productivity capabilities Office 365 provides, including email, Skype for Business calling and meetings, real-time document co-authoring, and other collaboration tools.

The agreement is one of the largest commercial cloud contracts in DoD history, and is expected to help the Air Force significantly reduce costs over the next three years. No organization deserves a more enterprise- and security-ready approach than the Air Force. Read more about its selection of Office 365 over on the...

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10:00
Week of Apple Watch Stands: Nomad Stand for Apple...

Nomad stand for Apple watch. photo ©2015, Steven Sande. All rights reserved

This week Apple World Today has reviews of three Apple Watch charging stands: the Griffin WatchStand, the Nomad Stand for Apple Watch, and Fuse Chicken’s Bobine Watch. Today I’m focusing on the US$69.95 Nomad Stand for Apple Watch.

Design

Of all of the Watch charging stands I’ve looked at, the Nomad Stand is certainly one of the sleekest. It’s a single piece of aluminum in either a silver or space gray finish (sorry, no gold…), with a circular notch for the Watch charging puck and a channel in the back of the swoopy piece to hold the...

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09:44
Apple introduces a new iPod touch

Apple has introduced a new iPod touch and unveiled a new lineup of colors for all iPod models, including space gray, silver, gold, pink and blue.

The revamped iPod touch features a new 8-megapixel iSight camera for photos, an improved FaceTime HD camera, the Apple-designed A8 chip with 10 times faster graphics performance for a more immersive gaming experience, and even better fitness tracking with the M8 motion coprocessor, says Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of iPhone, iPod and iOS Product Marketing.

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09:41
Google, US government launch plan to bring Fiber...

Google is partnering with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to bring its Fiber Internet service to public and affordable housing projects, the company announced on Wednesday.

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09:04
9to5Toys Lunch Break: the best Prime Day deals,...

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Amazon Prime Day hub: all of the best deals from Amazon’s huge 20th Birthday sale

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09:00
6 updates in Power Query for Excel

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

  • Improvements to ODBC Connector
  • Navigator dialog improvements
  • Option to enable Fast Data Load versus Background Data Load
  • Support for Salesforce Custom environments in Recent Sources list
  • Easier parsing of Date or Time values out of a Text column with Date/Time information
  • Unpivot Other Columns entry in column context menu

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

Improvements to ODBC Connector

We improved the ODBC Connector by making the SQL statement optional instead of required. Now users can simply provide the Connection String for their ODBC source and navigate the list of tables available from the data source, pick up the ones they want to import, and...

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08:41
Apple Launches their Colorful New Line-up of iPods...

This morning Apple has introduced their best iPod touch to date by unveiling a new lineup of colors for all iPod models, including space gray, silver, gold, pink and blue. The ultra-portable iPod touch features a new 8 megapixel iSight camera for beautiful photos ...

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08:40
Apple updates iPod touch line: 64-bit, 8MP camera,...

Apple surprised nobody today by updating the iPod touch line. As we reported late last week, an iPod update was widely expected yesterday, but apparently the company chose to make fools of all Apple bloggers. While the changes to the iPod nano and iPod shuffle were strictly cosmetic -- they now match the revised colors for the iPod touch -- the internals of the iPod touch were definitely given an update.

The new iPod touch uses the 64-bit A8 microprocessor, and there's an M8 motion coprocessor built in as well. The rear camera has a full 8 megapixel resolution, and the device is available in capacities of 16, 32, 64 and an all-new 128GB. The 16GB model is just US$199, with the 32GB weighing in at $249, 64GB at $299, and 128GB at $399. 

The devices ship with iOS 8.4 and Apple Music, making it possible for the...

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08:25
Apple overhauls iPod touch, adds new colors to iPod...

Apple has no plans to kill the iPod, despite three years without a major upgrade. On Tuesday the company refreshed the iPod touch, nano, and shuffle, though only the touch got a big overhaul.

All three iPods will now come in gold, dark blue, and pink, but the iPod touch is the only model to get new features under the hood. The touch will come with iOS 8.4 and access to Apple Music, which isn’t surprising, but the new version also adds a 128GB model to the lineup for the first time for $399. A 16GB touch will run you $199, a 32GB for $249, and a 64GB for $299. All models are available in-store today, with Apple throwing in two-day shipping for free if you’d rather buy online.

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08:15
Cloud 3.5.3 - File sharing from your menu bar. (Demo)

Cloud is simple file sharing for the Mac. Drag a file from your Mac to the CloudApp icon in the menubar and we take care of the rest. A link to the file will automatically be copied to your clipboard that you can give to a friend over Twitter, IM, email, or smoke signals. While other applications make sharing a chore, CloudApp stays out of your way adapting to your specific needs.

  • Share files and links (Drops).
  • Upload by drag-n-drop or using global keyboard shortcuts.
  • Share Drops using private or public links.
  • View a history of your Drops right from the menubar.
  • Re-copy the link to a Drop from the menubar.
  • Toggle the privacy level for a Drop from the menubar.
  • Delete Drops from the menubar.
  • Rename Drops from the menubar.
  • Personalized upload notifications.



Version 3.5.3:

  • Share via email function for more seamless and diverse sharing capabilities....

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08:10
The iPod lives! Mid-year bump adds new colors and...

The iPod lineup hasn't gotten a significant hardware update since 2012, if you can believe it. For the Shuffle and the Nano, this isn't a big deal; dedicated music players stopped evolving pretty much the minute the iPhone started to go mainstream. For the iPod Touch, it was more unfortunate—it's a fully-fledged iDevice and one of the cheapest entry points into the ecosystem, so saddling it with the same Apple A5 SoC as the iPhone 4S for three years was rather unfortunate.

That changes today. Apple has just updated the entire iPod lineup, including new colors for the (essentially unchanged) Nano and Shuffle as well as a significant internal overhaul for the iPod Touch. It picks up a 64-bit chip and an 8MP camera, both of which should make it run iOS 9 and future versions much better than the previous Touch.

All the new iPods come in Space Gray, silver, gold, pink, blue, and red enclosures. The gold color, new to the iPod lineup, looks like...

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08:07
New gold, dark blue and hot pink colors come to...

All three devices in Apple's existing iPod lineup --?the iPod nano, shuffle and touch --?gained three new color options on Wednesday. And while the iPod touch's internal components were overhauled, the iPod nano and shuffle specifications remain unchanged.

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08:06
While minor Hiccups occurred during Yesterday's...

Yesterday Apple Pay officially launched in the UK right on schedule. Though like any technology product launch, there were a few hiccups.

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08:03
Apple launches new iPod touch with 64-bit A8 CPU,...

Apple on Wednesday overhauled its iPod touch lineup for the first time in years, debuting a new high-end $399 model with a 128-gigabyte capacity, while giving all versions a 64-bit A8 processor, M8 motion coprocessor, and 8-megapixel rear camera.

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08:00
Apple Launches A8-Based iPod Touch With 8MP Camera,...

Apple today introduced the sixth-generation iPod touch with a 4-inch display, 64-bit A8 chip and M8 motion coprocessor, 8-megapixel rear-facing iSight camera and new colors: blue, pink, silver, space gray, gold and red. 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models are available through the Apple Online Store starting today for $199, $249 and $299 respectively, while a new larger 128GB model was introduced for $399.

The new iPod touch also features 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi‑Fi and Bluetooth 4.1, no longer has a loop attachment and comes with iOS 8.4 preinstalled for access to Apple Music and Beats 1. The 128GB and (PRODUCT)RED models will be sold exclusively through Apple, while all other colors and storage capacities should be available through authorized resellers such as Best Buy and Walmart in the near future.

Apple also updated the...

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07:59
Chevron announces first Apple Pay-compatible gas...

The very first Apple Pay-compatible Chevron gas pumps have arrived.

The company announced via Twitter that gas pumps that accept NFC payment support – including Apple Pay – have been installed at a gas station on San Ramon Valley Blvd., meaning nearby iPhone 6, 6 Plus and Apple Watch owners can pay at the pump without reaching for their wallet. More locations will follow suit, but Chevron did not offer a rollout timeline. The company’s tweet did say, “Cupertino coming soon!” in reference to Apple’s nearby campus.

Chevron first revealed plans to incorporate Apple Pay into gas pumps back in December. At the time, Chevron said it was working directly with Apple on the...

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07:59
Apple releases new, faster, iPod touch with 8MP...

 

As we reported this morning, Apple has today launched a new version of the iPod touch, featuring a 64-bit A8 CPU. This breaks a long run of neglect for Apple’s cheapest iOS device, which last received an update way back in 2012. It will be a huge leap in performance over the previous iPod touch which featured an A5 SoC. Both the front and back cameras have been improved, with the back shooter now featuring 8 megapixels of resolution.

The new iPod touch is also available for the first time in gold matching the iPhone and iPad in addition to new dark blue and pink case options. The iPod touch is also getting a storage bump at least at the higher end — there is now a $399 128 GB model. The base $199 iPod touch remains the same with...

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07:53
Apple is reportedly 'close' to securing...

After some earlier setbacks, Apple may once again be firming up plans for its long-rumored streaming TV service.

Sources tell the New York Post that the major broadcast networks are “close” to agreements with their local station affiliates, allowing the networks to negotiate with Apple on the affiliates' behalf. This would remove a major obstacle for Apple, as it wouldn't have to go around the country striking deals with every affiliate to carry channels like ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC.

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07:43
Apple Store down, new iPod models expected today

As of early this morning, the Apple Store web site is down.

The reason for this is most likely iPod-related.

The current rumor is that Apple will be launching its new iPod units. The new models are expected to feature an A8 processor, 8 megapixel camera and arrive in new dark blue, pink and gold colors available across the lineup.

The new models were leaked last week when resources within iTunes 12.2 were studied. It is expected that the iPod touch will get a storage bump with a new 128 GB option for $399. The base iPod price is expected to remain unchanged with the 16 GB SKU priced at US$199. Also notice that the Loop wristband is not visible in the corner of the iPod...

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