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Tuesday August 18

10:00
The Week in Mac apps: Dress Assistant helps you look...

Dress Assistant makes you look fabulous everywhere you go

In this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, you’ll find tools to keep your wardrobe in check, make your music sound great, and even find that almost-lost file.

Dress Assistant 5.2

Figuring out what to wear just got a lot easier, thanks Software de Arte’s $20 Dress Assistant (Mac App Store Link).

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

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09:59
Apple seeds OS X El Capitan beta 5 to AppleSeed...

Update: Public beta testers may not see the update currently as it appears to have been pulled for now.

Apple has pushed out the fifth public beta version of OS X 10.11 “El Capitan.” The update brings bug fixes and tweaks the pre-release operating system in preparation for its launch later this year.

The new beta comes with a build number of 15A262c, putting it ahead of the current developer build 15A244d. The previous public beta was build number 15A243d.

Users running the current preview build should be able to...

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09:56
Google unveils OnHub, a wireless router that...

Apple has long been involved in the networking peripheral space with its AirPort products, and today Google announced its own wireless router in partnership with TP-LINK. Google has just published a blog post unveiling OnHub, a wireless router it has developed in partnership with popular router manufacturer TP-LINK, which it says provides a Wi-Fi experience that’s “that’s fast, secure, and easy to use.”

The most important aspect of the OnHub router that Google highlights is a “unique antenna design and smart software” that constantly searches the airwaves in your home. This looks for the ideal frequency channel to deliver data to your devices at the fastest speeds and with the least interference. The router will adjust as needed,...

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09:50
Apple Pay gains support for 18 more US banks, credit...

Apple on Tuesday updated its list of official Apple Pay-backing card issuers with 18 more U.S. institutions, putting the current total close to the 500 mark.

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09:41
Nearly Half of Apple Music Users in U.S. No Longer...

A new study by consumer research firm MusicWatch finds that 77% of iOS users in the United States are aware of Apple Music, with 11% currently using the streaming music service. Additionally, among those that signed up for Apple Music's three-month trial, 48% said they are no longer using the service and 61% reported they have turned off the auto-renewal subscription option in iTunes.

Apple Music has attracted more users from Spotify Premium than ad-supported services such as Spotify Free and Pandora:More than one quarter (28 percent) of Spotify Premium customers also use Apple Music, but the draw from popular ad-supported services is more modest: Just 11 percent of Spotify Free users, and 6 percent of Pandora users, now use Apple’s offering.

“In terms of benchmarking Apple Music, 40 percent of iOS users are buying digital downloads from iTunes, suggesting trial of Apple Music could...

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09:37
A MusicWatch Apple Music Survey Shows that 61% of...

According to a new survey by MusicWatch, nearly half the people who have tried the six-week old Apple Music streaming service are not currently using it. In fact 61% of survey respondents ...

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09:29
Nuance introduces Dragon Anywhere

Nuance Communications has announced Dragon Anywhere, a cloud-based mobile application available this fall for iOS and Android that delivers Dragon’s voice dictation and documentation productivity capabilities to mobile devices for the first time.

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09:13
Visualizing a modern Apple Wireless Keyboard [...

Over the weekend, we learned some preliminary details about Apple’s planned updates for two of their most popular Mac accessories, the Apple Wireless Keyboard and Magic Mouse, in the form of FCC filings. Aside from new and improved connectivity thanks to Bluetooth 4.2, both accessories appear to have design deviations from their existing models, as detailed by the rough sketches...

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09:05
Apple vs. Samsung rages on as core iPhone patent is...

One of Apple’s iPhone patents—the one that a jury used to decide that Samsung owed Apple hundreds of millions of dollars in damages—was just ruled invalid by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

The patent in question, D618677, covers the design of the iPhone 3G and was filed in November 2008, but Apple relied on two patents filed in January 2007 to give that 2008 patent an earlier protection date. It’s a common practice, but the earlier patents have to sufficiently describe the later one in order to extend the protection date. The U.S. patent office decided that those two original patents didn’t describe the design patented in late 2008 sufficiently enough, and that perhaps that patent should have never been issued to begin with, according to FOSS Patents.

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09:00
Hands-on with the iHome iSP5 HomeKit-compatible...

The iHome iSP5 Smart Plug (US$39.99) represents a first for Apple World Today; the first HomeKit-compatible hardware we've had the pleasure to review. Up to this time, all the smart plugs and intelligent light bulbs reviewed here or at The Unofficial Apple Weblog did not include HomeKit capabilities. In this review I'll talk about what that means for those who'd like to automate their homes, and why the iSP5 is a welcome move to the future.

Design

The iSP5 is an attractive and very compact smart plug. Unlike some of the first plugs that came out a few years ago, the iSP5 is only about 1.25" deep x 1.5" high X 3" wide. It's a passthrough plug, meaning that you plug it into an available 120V US wall socket and then plug a lamp or small appliance into it. One one side of the iSP5 is a raised bump that serves as a push switch should you need to turn a light on or off without a...

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09:00
Square Cash quick mobile money transfers come to...

Square on Tuesday released a new version of its Square Cash iPhone app, bringing the platform's quick money transfers to the Apple Watch.

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08:56
How to see your iPhone’s precise signal strength

TidBITS:

The folks over at Tech Insider have produced a video that will help you see what your signal strength is numerically, for troubleshooting purposes. But for some reason, they didn’t also write up the instructions for those who prefer reading. So if you fall in that camp, here’s how to see your iPhone’s precise signal strength.

Great little tip to help troubleshoot signal strength issues.

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08:54
Cannot Mount on 10.8

Forums: TroubleshootingTags: 10.8.5; Stornext 5.1.1; failed to load volume list; Mac Mini; M440

I have a Mac Mini with a Promise SANLink connected to my SAN. I can see LUN's and labels, I can ping MDC's in both directions. I have my automount.plist and config.plist and fsnameserver in place with proper permissions. I continually get the error "Failed to Load Volume List". I will post logs in the next post, but I had questions about config.plist:

1. What is the name of the SAN and does it really matter? Can I put anything there and it will work? Remember I am using an M440 appliance for the MDC's
2. Where is the .auth_secret and does that matter for this setup?
3. Are there known issues or special config...

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08:40
About the security content of QuickTime 7.7.8

This document describes the security content of QuickTime 7.7.8.

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08:39
Sprint launches iPhone Forever offer in response to...

If your competitor does it, it’s usually a good idea to do something similar.

Wireless carrier Sprint has announced that it will follow T-Mobile’s lead and offer customers who get an iPhone 6 now a free upgrade to the iPhone 6s upon its release. The deal, dubbed “iPhone Forever”, lets subscribers lease a new iPhone and upgrade whenever an updated model is released.

The plan will retail for US$22 a month for the 16GB model.

The company’s PR line is as follows:

“Anytime customers don’t have the latest iPhone, they are eligible to upgrade. They bring their iPhone, upgrade on the spot...

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08:25
Can Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre save the music Industry?

Wired:

“All I’ve ever wanted to do is move the needle on popular culture.” It sounds almost modest, the way he says it. Don’t be fooled. Some music executives want to help talented artists reach their natural audience, no matter how small. Iovine is not among them. He’s after the kind of massive flash points that unite populations around the world and change not just what they listen to but how they dress and move and behave and think and live. “He finds one great idea, gets rid of everything else, and chases it to the end of the earth until it’s everywhere,” says Luke Wood, president of Beats Electronics.

By his count, Iovine has pulled this off four times over the past couple of decades by introducing the world to Snoop Dogg, Tupac, and Chronic-era Dr. Dre, shepherding the careers of Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson, giving Eminem his start, and creating Beats, the hardware company that turned headphones into a fashion accessory and today accounts for 34 percent...

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08:21
Misfit, Speedo team up for new Apple Store-exclusive...

People who swim for fitness or competition will have a new option for tracking their progress some Sept. 1, when the Speedo Shine swim tracker --?a collaboration between wearables firm Misfit and swimwear brand Speedo --?will hit Apple Store shelves.

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08:07
Apple Seeks to Invalidate a Patent in Ongoing Patent...

Back in 2012 Apple was sued by EON Corporation over Apple TV and iTunes interactive video services using four patents. Late yesterday Apple filed a lawsuit against EON. More specifically,

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08:03
Rumor: German wireless carriers back September 18th...

Sometimes it’s the German wireless carriers that give away the details you want to hear.

A group of German carriers are reportedly preparing to launch Apple’s next-gen iPhone on September 18th, a date in line with a rumored press event earlier in the month.

At least two out of three major German carriers have apparently signed on for September 18th. The carriers are thought to be at least two out of three, the German market being controlled by O2, Vodafone, and T-Mobile DE (owned by Deutsche Telekom). All three will likely be ready on the same day, since they already carry the iPhone 6.

Apple is expected to reveal at least two new...

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08:02
Make Changes to the Chromium rootfs

By default, the Chromium OS rootfs is read-only. If you boot the system in developer mode, you will be able to disable rootfs verification and modify existing files or write new files into the file system. Before you do this, note that your file system will no longer be verifiable (won’t checksum properly) and you’ll end up needing to restore a recovery image in order to get back to normal mode. So this might be a bit dangerous if you’re not using the device for something like regression analysis (why I needed to do this).

To make the file system writeable, first fire up a command prompt via crosh, by using Control-Alt-T and then running the shell command at the shell prompt:

shell

Then run the following shell script to remote rootfs verification and make the file system writeable:

sudo /usr/share/vboot/bin/make_dev_ssd.sh --remove_rootfs_verification

 

Then you can reboot and do whatever it is you need to do. For example, install a vine...

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07:38
Apple Music Festival in London beginning Sept. 19

Apple:

Apple Music Festival is a full-volume celebration of music. It’s live from London and broadcast to every corner of the globe. This year, we return to London’s Roundhouse for 10 incredible nights.

This is always an incredible show and this year, Apple will tie in various aspects of the Apple Music service to make it an even bigger and better event with a list of headliners that includes Pharrell Williams, One Direction, Florence + The Machine and Disclosure.

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07:31
Parents on a budget turning to certified used...

Price-conscious parents looking to equip their kids with smartphones or tablets for the new school year are embracing Gazelle's new certified pre-used iPhone and iPad stores as an alternative to paying full price for a brand new device, the company says.

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07:00
The Take Control Back To School Sale Is On!

Take Control is here to support you! So through August 24th, you can add any number of our books to your Take Control library for 50% off the cover price. All our books are DRM-free and available in PDF, EPUB, and Mobipocket (Kindle) formats, so you can read wherever, whenever, and on whatever device you like. Use this link to pick the titles you need to stay up to date:

http://tid.bl.it/50-percent-off-back-to-school-sale-2015

(We expect everything to work properly, but if our newly redesigned site is overloaded by sale traffic, try again later in the day when things have settled down.)

Remember, there’s no need to read a Take Control title from front to back; instead, each book has a Quick Start that helps you jump instantly to the information you need.

We have books that will help with numerous Apple-related technology tasks and projects, including...

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07:00
Someone needs to develop a 'Shazam for movies...

One of my favorite iPhone apps is Shazam, which "recognizes" and identifies music for you. I'd love to have a Shazam-like app for movies. Let me explain.

With Shazam on an iPhone or iPad, you launch the app, point your iDevice atyour car stereo or radio, press the Shazam button, and the app displays the name of the song playing, who sings it, and whether it's available for purchase at the iTunes Store. 

I'm a big movie fan, and watch lots of older movies on Turner Classic Movies. Sometimes an actor will appear on-screen and I wonder, "Who is that?" 

Of course, I can look up data on the movie and find info on the actors. But imagine if I had an app called, say, Shazam Movie on my iDevice. When an actor is talking or singing, I point my iPhone at the TV screen and, voila!, the app identifies the actor, pulls up background info and a filmography, and informs me which of his/her films are available at iTunes.

Crazy? Perhaps. Impossible to create? Maybe. I'm...

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06:56
Review: Anker’s PowerCore 20100 + PowerPort 10 make...

“Bigger and better” has been a safe sequel strategy for years, but “smaller, lighter, and slightly more affordable” sequels began to take off when Apple debuted the iPod mini and iPod nano a decade ago. Anker relied upon “bigger and better” for its insanely powerful 25,600mAh Astro E7 battery, and now is using “smaller and lighter” with PowerCore 20100 ($40), a sequel with nearly 80% of Astro E7’s power. But Anker’s diverging from Apple’s formula on one key point: PowerCore 20100 sells for only 50% of Astro E7’s price. It’s still capable of recharging many iPads twice, which is more...

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06:32
Company of Heroes 2 advancing to the Mac on Aug. 27

Feral Interactive has announced that World War II real-time strategy game Company of Heroes 2 will be released for Mac and Linux via Steam on Aug. 27 with the Mac App Store version to follow shortly afterwards. It's developed by Relic Entertainment and published by SEGA for PC,.

Here's how the game is described: "Players will direct their troops through fast-paced real-time battles in the brutal fight to turn the tide of World War II. From the desperate defense of Stalingrad to victory in Berlin, they must defeat a tenacious enemy and survive the deadly cold of the Russian winter. 

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06:32
Square Cash adds convenient money transfer to Apple...

Cash, the iPhone app that lets you easily send money from your bank account to anyone with email or text messages or even just nearby with a smartphone, is out with a new version today that puts Square’s cashing sending app right on the Apple Watch. Square Cash highlights three uses for its first Apple Watch app:

• Send cash to your top contacts even faster.
• Quickly pay nearby people with a new contact-first interface.
• Easily approve requests with a single tap.

I use Square Cash occasionally to send money to family across the country (it’s free for friends and has a 1.9% fee on transactions for businesses) and I’ve...

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06:31
EtreCheck 2.4.1 - For troubleshooting your Mac;...

EtreCheck is a simple little app to display the important details of your system configuration and allow you to copy that information to the Clipboard. It is meant to be used with Apple Support Communities to help people help you with your Mac. EtreCheck automatically removes any personally identifiable information from the output.



Version 2.4.1:

  • Fixes Handoff status for new MacBook
  • Checks for modified /etc/sudoers file



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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06:26
∞ Dave Grohl invites crying fan onstage at Foo...

Dave Grohl loves his fans, really knows how to put on a show, even with a broken leg.

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06:24
Use Siri to play sound effects

Try telling Siri:

Play the crickets sound

Lots of other sound effects available.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:19
Apple Music Festival (once known as the iTunes Music...

Apple says Pharrell Williams, One Direction, Florence + The Machine and Disclosure are among the headliners at the 2015 Apple Music Festival at London’s Roundhouse this September. 

Apple will broadcast performances to music fans worldwide3 for free. The performances can be viewed live and on-demand on Apple Music. The Apple Music Festival lets fans get even closer to their favorite performers with coverage on Beats 1 alongside backstage news and footage straight from the artists on Apple Music Connect, according to Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services.

The Apple Music Festival takes place over 10 nights from Sept. 19 to Sept. 28. UK residents can apply to win tickets on Apple Music as well as through media partners including the London Evening Standard. Apple hosted the iTunes Festival in London for eight years, and now in honor of the launch of Apple Music, has renamed the event the Apple...

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06:19
Man whose truck fell on him says Apple’s Siri helped...

When I read this story, I couldn’t help but think, “Siri, go get help, Timmy fell in the well!”

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:14
Apple Music Festival brings live performances to...

Apple has announced that Pharrell Williams, One Direction, Florence + The Machine and Disclosure are among the headliners at the 2015 Apple Music Festival at London’s Roundhouse this September.

Apple will broadcast performances to music fans around the world for free, which can be viewed live and on-demand on Apple Music. The Apple Music Festival lets fans get even closer to their favorite performers with coverage on Beats 1 alongside backstage news and footage straight from the artists on Apple Music Connect.

read more

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06:10
What will next month’s Apple TV bring to the living...

Mark Gurman lays out all that’s known and speculated about the upcoming Apple TV release.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:09
Thunderbird 38.2.0 - Email client from Mozilla. (...

As of July 2012, Thunderbird has transitioned to a new governance model, with new features being developed by the broader free software and open source community, and security fixes and improvements handled by Mozilla.

Thunderbird is a free, open-source, cross-platform e-mail and news client developed by the Mozilla Foundation. The project strategy is modeled after Mozilla Firefox, a project aimed at creating a Web browser.



Version 38.2.0:

  • [Changed] Hardware acceleration is now disabled by default to avoid crashing Thunderbird
  • [Fixed] A few bugs have been fixed to avoid crashing Thunderbird
  • [Unresolved] The "maildir" storage type can no longer be set through the UI due to various issues. Power users can still set the storage type using the config editor.



  • OS X 10.6 or...

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06:03
YouTube is the sleeping giant of Live-streaming

Periscope, Meerkat, Twitch and others are making their bones in live-streaming. But the big dog, YouTube, has very quietly been honing its tools in the background.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:59
Misfit & Speedo team up to create lap counting...

Fitness device maker Misfit and swim-accessory expert Speedo are hitting the pool together this summer to create a special version of the fitness tracking Shine wearable made especially for swimmers. The Speedo Shine is enhanced for workouts in the pool thanks to “proprietary lap counting algorithms with industry-leading accuracy” that swimmers should appreciate. Data captured by Speedo Shine syncs up wirelessly with Misfit’s iPhone app over Bluetooth for evaluating workouts in the pool and hitting swim goals. And while the water resistant Apple Watch with non-leather bands...

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05:57
WD Red Pro Drives now available in 6TB

WD has expanded its WD Red Pro hard drive line with the release of 5TB and 6TB capacities. The WD Red Pro family is designed for NAS (network attached storage) systems having up to 16 drive bays and serving businesses with more expansive storage needs than the standard WD Red drives.

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05:50
Speedo, Misfit partner to introduce Swim Tracker in...

Misfit and Speedo are launching a Speedo-branded activity, swim, and sleep tracker: Speedo Shine. It will initially be available in retail exclusively at Apple stores worldwide September 1, as well as on misfit.com and SpeedoUSA.com  for US$79.99.

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05:42
Future iOS device cameras may offer tilt/perspective...

Future iPhones and iPads may sport cameras with tilt and perspective correction. Apple has filed for a patent (number 9,113,078) with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for such technology. 

In the patent filing, Apple notes that, while the ability to take pictures using electronic devices such as an iPhone or iPad, is advantageous and convenient, it's often difficult for the user to steady these evices and/or keep them level while taking a picture. This lack of ability to steady the electronic devices and/or keep them level while taking the picture often results in distortion in the picture being tilted and/or having a perspective that the user may not like.

In fact, tilted pictures and/or pictures with an incorrect perspective may also be taken from cameras. For example, a user may not have a tripod when taking a picture with a camera and so the user may take a picture at an angle. Regardless of whether a distorted picture...

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05:30
Apple wants your iPhone to help you long lines at...

Apple wants your iPhone (and, perhaps in the future, the Apple Watch) to help you avoid long lines at the grocery store and other businesses.

The company has filed for a patent (number 9,113,309) with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for "enhancing user services with indoor traffic information."

According to the patent filing, a mobile device such as an iPhone can collect location, time and speed information associated with a building and send this data to a server. 

The server can collect location, time and speed information from multiple mobile devices. It can determine average wait times (e.g., indoor traffic information) associated with areas of interest at a business or indoor location.  (FIG. 2 is a block diagram of a system for generating indoor traffic information based on location data received from mobile devices.) 

The server can deliver the average wait times to mobile devices (including, perhaps, an Apple Watch). The mobile devices can...

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05:24
Apple Announces this Year's Apple Music...

Earlier today Apple announced that Pharrell Williams, One Direction, Florence + The Machine and Disclosure are among the headliners at the 2015 Apple Music Festival at London’s Roundhouse this September.

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05:22
Adoption rate of Apple Pay on the Apple Watch could...

A new survey of Apple Watch owners by Wristly found that 80% of those in the US and UK have already used Apple Pay, and suggests that this number could eventually hit 95%. The survey was limited to the two countries where Apple Pay is currently available.

The firm found that only 19% of Watch owners hadn’t yet tried Apple Pay, and of those only a quarter of them either had concerns or saw no benefits, suggesting that the rest were likely to try it at some later point.

The data also found that owning an Apple Watch dramatically increased the chances of...

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05:00
An Apple TV with dedicated games sounds good,...

In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — analyst Rod Hall with the investment firm of J.P. Morgan thinks the big selling point of the next generation Apple TV, which is expected to be unveiled next month, will be an app store with traditional console-style videogames.

He estimates that an anticipated set-top box with a dedicated Apple TV App Store would give Apple a foothold in the US$34 billion console gaming market. Hall thinks that every 5% of the gaming market Apple captures would add about 2% to the company's annual earnings per share.

If Apple really wanted to make things interesting, the next gen Apple TV could support gesture control. Apple has been granted a patent (number 8,908,277) by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for a “lens array projector” that involves a projection-based 3D mapping solution. The result could be gesture...

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05:00
Apple Car Evidence Piles Up


Apple apparently has been scouting for locations outside of San Francisco to test an autonomous vehicle it's developing, and there are indication the oft-rumored Apple car project could be much further along than previous reports have suggested. Giving credence to that view is the fact that engineers in Apple's Special Project group earlier this year met with officials from GoMentum Station, a 2,100-acre former naval base. Work already is under way to transform the site into a high-tech, high-security testing ground for self-driving cars.

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04:59
Gartner: competition increasing to be the connected...

The hype surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT) in the home is growing rapidly, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com), as the battle for the IoT gateway in the connected home gets underway. 

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04:58
Kool Tools: Omnisphere for Mac OS X

Spectrasonics's Omnisphere (www.Spectrasonics.net) is a useful flagship synthesizer for Mac OS X 10.8 or higher. It gets even better with version 2.1.

The latest version packs a streamlined Sharing feature for sharing user sounds and a new Library Publishing capability. In May, Omnisphere Version 2.0 was released with vastly expanded new synthesis and creative capabilities for sound design, along with significant user interface innovations, and thousands of new sounds.

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04:04
Apple Music Festival ticket system down for many

Winning tickets for the Apple Music Festival is a long shot at the best of times, but many are reporting that they can’t even get as far as entering the lottery – either getting a blank screen or an error message when they click the Win Tickets link … 

When Business Insider tried it, they got an error message (right), while my own attempt just got a header with a blank screen (left). The outage comes...

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04:00
Apple Watch Users Embracing Apple Pay for Everyday...

Apple Pay on iPhone is a convenient and secure way to make payments without taking a debit or credit card out of your wallet, but you still need to take the smartphone out of your pocket to make a purchase. For that reason, Apple Pay has proven more transformative on Apple Watch, since the device is worn on the wrist and readily available for contactless payments.

Apple Pay with a phone is still just taking something out of your pocket. Not transformative. With a watch it's amazing. End of friction

— Benedict Evans (@BenedictEvans) June 28, 2015
The latest data from research firm Wristly supports that notion, with 80% of the over 1,000 respondents surveyed in the U.S. and U.K. claiming they have used Apple Pay on an Apple Watch at least once. The remaining 20% of respondents indicated they "do not perceive a benefit" to Apple Pay,...

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03:31
Apple Granted 39 Patents Today Covering Technology...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 39 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover a fingerprint invention that's a part of Apple's Touch ID system and a motion pattern and gesture recognition system.

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02:44
Apple Digital Camera RAW Compatibility 6.06 - Adds...

Apple Digital Camera RAW Compatibility update adds RAW image compatibility to OS X 10.10 Yosemite. For more information on supported RAW formats, see https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203088.

Version 6.06:

Adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to OS X 10.10 Yosemite:

  • Canon PowerShot G3 X
  • Leica Q (Typ 116)
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX8
  • Sony Alpha ILCE-7R II
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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01:58
Apple Granted Patent for iBeacon Indoor Location...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 39 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's future iBeacon based indoor location mapping for iOS devices. Granted Patent Title: Enhancing User Services with Indoor Traffic Information Apple's newly granted patent covers their invention relating to techniques for monitoring device locations within...

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Monday August 17

23:24
Pharrell & One Direction headlining Apple Music...

Apple today announced that it will be holding its annual music festival across 10 days during the month of September in London. Previously known as the iTunes Festival, this year’s show is known as the “Apple Music Festival” in reference the recently launched Apple Music service. It is also notably shorter than the typical 30 days of concerts. Pharrell Williams, One Direction, Florence + The Machine and Disclosure will be the headlining acts at this year’s festival, which takes place from September 19th to September 28th.

Apple’s Eddy Cue in addition to the main artists have commented on the announcement:

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23:14
Apple's renamed 'Apple Music Festival...

Apple on Tuesday local London time announced start dates for its upcoming UK-based Apple Music Festival, n?e iTunes Festival, as well as an initial set list including headliners Pharrell Williams, One Direction, Florence + The Machine and Disclosure.

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23:13
Apple Music Festival Bringing Pharrell, One...

Apple today announced its 2015 Apple Music Festival lineup for next month, a free concert series that will bring Pharrell, One Direction, Florence + The Machine, and more to London's Roundhouse. A revamped version of the previous iTunes Festival, the 2015 version will see a scaled-down lineup with ten dates from September 19–28, down from the usual 30 nights extending throughout the month.

Apple will broadcast performances to music fans around the world for free, which can be viewed live and on-demand on Apple Music. The Apple Music Festival lets fans get even closer to their favorite performers with coverage on Beats 1℠ alongside backstage news and footage straight from the artists on Apple Music Connect.

“We wanted to do something really special for music fans this year,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet...

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22:20
U.S. Patent Office invalidates an original iPhone...

Earlier this month, the United States Patent Office made a non-final ruling that one of Apple’s design patents for the original iPhone is invalid within Apple’s long-running lawsuit against Samsung, according to a report from FOSS Patents. This particular patent, as seen in the drawings above, references the overall design of the original iPhone launched in 2007. It is known as the “D’677” patent in court proceedings and legal documents. FOSS explains the reasoning behind the invalidation:

The problem the D’677 patent faces here is that the USPTO has determined (...

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20:51
USPTO Invalidates One of Apple's iPhone Design...

FOSS Patents reported tonight that the Central Reexamination Division of the United States Patent and Trademark Office has reexamined one of the key iPhone design patents in the Apple vs. Samsung lawsuit. The validity of one of the patents (618,677) has received a non-final rejection: The problem the D'677 patent faces here is that the USPTO has determined (for now) that this patent "is not entitled to benefit of the filing date" of two previous Apple design patent applications because the design at issue was not disclosed in those earlier applications. As a result, certain...

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20:12
USPTO finds Apple iPhone design patent invalid in...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office earlier this month found an iPhone design patent successfully leveraged by Apple against Samsung in its first court action invalid on multiple counts, bringing Apple's $548 million damages award into question.

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17:37
Slack CEO denigrates Apple's Siri in announcing...

Slack Technologies founder and CEO Stewart Butterfield on Monday revealed plans to invest in artificial intelligence with an eye on virtual assistant tech for work groups, while calling Apple's solution "nearly useless."

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17:36
Google Photos lets you tell it when your pictures...

Google just announced that it has pushed live a host of user-requested features for its Photos service. These include the ability to edit an image's timestamp, rearrange the image order in albums, change an album's cover photo and remove inaccurate...

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17:14
This is the desk lamp of your (robotic) dreams

It's back-to-school season. For some of you, this means needing a fancy new lamp for your home or dorm room desk. Unfortunately whatever Walmart, Amazon or IKEA may have in stock won't come anywhere close, both in terms of looks or functionality, t...

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16:51
What's on your HDTV: 'Fear the Walking...

This week a spinoff for AMC's popular The Walking Dead series is premiering, along with the very familiar Zombi game for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Previously seen on the Wii U as Zombi U, it's (appropriately) making a return on new platforms, with some...

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16:45
On depression

Duncan Davidson:

It sneaks in like an invited guest to the party, not even noticed it at first. And then, slowly but surely, it grows inside of you and sows its seeds of destruction. Even when it’s something that you’ve dealt with a dozen times, it still manages to work its way in and shift the baseline of your entire reality without you noticing until the very lenses that you look at the world has been corrupted into a dim grey place.

By the time you can honestly sort out that you might be in deep, the very perception of that observation is distorted. And that affects your reaction to it, often tempering that reaction with an almost uncontrollable apathy. You know you want help, but the simple act of asking seems too much to bear.

Rob Richman and I talked about our depression and ways we coped with it. Sadly, it got the better of him. RIP, Rob.

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16:30
Windows 10 won't run old games with dodgy copy...

Do you recall the bad old days of PC games in the mid-2000s, when titles were loaded with copy protection that was not only a hassle, but horribly insecure? Well, Microsoft does -- and that could be a problem if you're trying to run some of those...

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15:58
Google Maps wants to include more of your photos

Remember Views, Google's repository for geotagged Photo Spheres and panoramas? Honestly, many of us around the Engadget compound had forgotten about it too. Mountain View has decided that rather than hide away these features on some separate site t...

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15:56
Apple's MacBook Air Leads the Industry in...

According to a new IDC report, Apple’s MacBook Air continues to lead all ultraportable PCs. The ultraportable category covers netbooks, laptops ...

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15:31
The most dangerous voting machines in America are...

After more than a decade of use and dozens of reported security problems, the Virginia Board of Elections voted to decommission the last of the 3,000 WINVote touchscreen voting machines being used in the state. The machines have experienced issues...

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15:20
5 ways the world will look dramatically different in...

Washington Post:

The world is expected to add another billion people within the next 15 years, bringing the total global population from 7.3 billion in mid-2015 to 8.5 billion in 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050, and 11.2 billion by 2100, according to new estimates from the UN.

Currently, 60 percent of the global population lives in Asia, 16 percent in Africa, 10 percent in Europe, 9 percent in Latin America and the Caribbean, and only 5 percent in North America and Oceania. China and India are the largest countries in the world, together making up almost 40 percent of the world population.

But those numbers won’t stay that way for long.

None of us will be around to see it but the trends are obviously happening now and will still impact the world in 25-50 years. Whether the impact will be positive or not remains to be seen.

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15:16
Microsoft Unofficially introduces the 'NewsCast...

Microsoft Bing is testing a new iOS app called 'NewsCast' that uses text-to-voice technology to help iOS users...

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15:13
Apple's online store services down for some...

Users of Apple's online store services, which include iTunes, the iOS and Mac App Stores, the iBooks Store and Volume Purchase Program assets, saw unexpected outages on Monday due to an as-yet-unknown problem.

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14:59
[Sponsor] Mapbox Mobile

Meet Mapbox Mobile for iOS, our newest open source SDK for adding location to any app. It comes with beautiful vector maps for any scenario: detailed streets for navigating cities, terrain for adventuring, and satellite imagery for seeing the world up close.

You can even find out how users interact with your map. The analytics dashboard provides a continuously updated view of your map’s usage, from places where your app is popular to average daily users.

Start developing with Mapbox Mobile for free today.

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14:56
The App Store, iTunes, iBooks, and more are down...

Update (6:45ET): Apple says the problem is resolved.

It’s been less than a month since the last iTunes Store outage, but Apple’s various digital storefronts are once again down for many users. According to Apple’s status page, the App Store, iTunes, iBooks, the Mac App Store, and the Volume Purchase Program have all suffered from unplanned downtime for about an hour and a half now.

The problems aren’t affecting all users, as no one here at 9to5Mac has noticed any disruption, but Apple says “some users” will see interruptions. No other services are impacted.

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14:55
Apple Stores speed up Apple Watch try-on process,...

Just over four months since the Apple Watch began its Apple Retail Store debut for try-ons, Apple has started to tweak the process this week, according to Apple Retail employees. Until this week, a customer who walked into an Apple Store seeking to try on Apple Watch was required to make an appointment and provide details such as their name and Apple ID to an Apple Store employees.

For this week forward, Apple Stores are speeding up the try-on process by dropping the former appointment requirement and not requiring potential customers to share their...

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14:44
The 17 best laptops you can buy today

Our last buyer's guide update had a pretty solid list of laptops, so if it ain't broke, don't fix it, right? We do have a couple of new additions to spice things up, however. We felt compelled to add the agile ASUS Chromebook Flip, which serves up...

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14:42
South Korean company rips off Tim Hortons

Okay, now you’ve gone too far South Korea.

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14:41
Developer Skips Reporting OS X Security Hole to Apple

Engadget reports this afternoon that a developer revealed a Mac security hole without telling Apple.

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14:27
Modular mobile phone Project Ara is delayed until...

The much-anticipated Google-backed modular phone from Project Ara was supposed to make its debut in Puerto Rico later this year. However, the device won't be coming until at least 2016, thanks to an unexpectedly long prototyping phase, and likely w...

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14:10
Apple Display Supplier LG Develops 'Game...

Apple had decided long ago to explore AMOLED displays when they recruited a former senior researcher at LG Display, Dr. Lee Jeung-jil ...

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14:05
Developer reveals Mac security hole without telling...

Typically, coders and researchers who discover security vulnerabilities in software will tell the companies involved before posting their findings -- it's a courtesy to make sure that those holes are patched before attackers can use them. Don't tel...

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14:00
AWT News Update: August 17, 2015

In today's Apple news:

  • Sprint offers its customers "iPhone Forever" plan
  • Australian banks aren't too excited about Apple Pay
  • Wall Street sees a new Apple TV as a competitor in the gaming console market
  • A TidBITS tip shows how to get into "Field Test Mode" on an iPhone

The transcript of the podcast can be found below.

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

The carrier wars continue, and this time Sprint has taken a shot at its competitors by offering to keep iPhone users supplied with the latest model with the new “iPhone Forever” plan. Under the plan, you’re charged $22 monthly in addition to your voice or data plan but can upgrade at any time...

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13:33
Rumor: Upcoming A9 processor could show 20-30%...

If nothing else, the A9 processor will offer a nice speed boost over its predecessor.

That’s what a graph of the forthcoming processor’s performance seems to indicate, Apple’s upcoming A9 chip beating out Samsung’s 8-core chips with a single-core score of 2090 and a multi-core tally of 3569, compared to the respective averages of 1611 and 2892 shown by the A8 found in the iPhone 6 series. The A9X chalks up 2109 and 5101 in the same benchmarks, compared to 1808 and 4526 for the iPad Air 2′s A8X.

The benchmarks, though positive for the A9, still show Samsung’s Exynos 7420, which powers the flagship S6, S6 Edge, Note 5, and S6 Edge+ devices, as beating Apple’s A9 on...

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13:32
New Apple TV will boast a touchpad remote, iOS 9,...

If the rumors prove true, Apple is ready to introduce the next-generation Apple TV set-top box during the iPhone event happening on September 9, and we’ve just got the latest details on how this new Apple TV will work.

According to 9to5Mac, Apple TV is getting very significant hardware and software updates this time around. Apple TV will run a better operating system—an optimized version of iOS 9—that will pave the way for an Apple TV SDK and App Store. The report also claims that the Apple TV interface has also been redesigned to match the iOS 9 look and feel. Originally slated to debut during WWDC in June, the new iOS 9-powered Apple TV had to be pushed back so that it wouldn’t be too taxing on Apple’s iOS 9 engineers, according to...

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13:02
MiStand+ Aluminium Tablet Stand [Sponsor]

MiStand+ your tablet, any angle. Innovative, multi-axis adjustable stand for use with any tablet.

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12:57
German 'iPhone 6s' launch pegged for Sept...

German carriers are reportedly preparing to launch Apple's next flagship handset -- typically known as the "iPhone 6s" -- on Sept. 18, a date in line with a rumored press event earlier in the month.

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12:24
Entry into $34B console gaming market seen as...

Though the new Apple TV isn't expected to have a streaming subscription service available at launch, that's not a problem for investment firm J.P. Morgan, who believes the device's real selling point will be an App Store with traditional console-style videogames.

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12:04
Rumor: Apple's upcoming A9-series chips...

A graph that purports to show GeekBench 3 scores for Apple's anticipated A9-series application processors paints a picture of significant performance improvements, beating out even Samsung's latest 8-core chips.

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11:32
Save 50% in Take Control’s 2015 Back to School Sale

Through 24 August 2015, you can save 50 percent on the entire Take Control catalog of books. It’s a great opportunity to pick up titles that you’ve been wanting to read or that might be useful to have on your virtual shelf for reference. As always, all our ebooks are DRM-free and available in PDF, EPUB, and Mobipocket (Kindle) formats.

 

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11:12
∞ Rob Richman, in appreciation

A bit of devastating news.

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11:00
PhotoFast MemoriesCable: Charge, backup and store...

PhotoFast MemoriesCable Photo ©2015, Steven Sande

Last month, AWT reviewed the PhotoFast MAX, a small USB/Lightning adapter with flash RAM built into it. MAX works with a PhotoFast app to enable fast and easy transfers of data between Mac or PC and iOS devices. Now the company is nearing the end of an Indiegogo campaign to fund manufacturing of a similar product called the MemoriesCable. I was able to get my hands on a pre-production version of the MemoriesCable for testing, and here are my thoughts on the new product.

First, the MemoriesCable — which comes in 16, 32, 64 and 128 GB varieties — performs many of the same functions as the PhotoFast MAX. In other words, it’s a great place to store those gigabytes of music, video...

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10:53
What will September’s new iOS 9-based Apple TV bring...

Apple plans to hold one of its annual fall media events on Wednesday, September 9th to introduce the new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus with Force Touch, and after many fits and starts, it appears that the long-awaited next-generation Apple TV will also be unveiled. We’ve been reporting on this upcoming model since 2014, as Apple has been planning to update its...

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10:45
iOS 9.1 Web Activity Tapers Off After Surfacing in...

Even as we await the public launch of iOS 9 in September, Apple is already looking ahead to iOS 9.1. During a two week span in July, Apple engineers appear to have focused their attention on developing the first major update to iOS 9, as seen in the MacRumors visitor logs from Apple IPs.

Beginning on July 21, we started seeing a small number of hits from devices running iOS 9.1. Visits picked up on July 22 and peaked in the dozens on July 28, before dying down as August approached. The majority of hits we received came from an iPad or iPad mini-sized device, while the rest came from a device the same size as the iPhone 6 Plus. It is not clear if the visits came from existing iOS devices or from new devices that are in testing, including the iPhone 6s Plus and the iPad mini 3.

Visits to MacRumors.com from devices running iOS 9.1
Visits from iOS 9.1 devices have since tapered off, suggesting Apple's iOS team is once again working on getting...

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10:42
iPhone 6S rumor roundup: Sept. 18 launch, faked...

Artwork by shoplemonde.de

While we’ve reported extensively on what to expect from Apple’s next generation iPhone 6S — including Force Touch in May and what enhancements it offers last week — a fresh set of rumors are floating around today regarding the pending iPhone model ranging from expected, known, and spoofed. We’ll unpack each one below:

Probably most anticipated on this side of Apple’s upcoming product event is which date you’ll actually be able to get...

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10:10
German Carriers Preparing for September 18 iPhone 6s...

Two of the three major mobile providers in Germany are said to be preparing for an iPhone 6s launch on Friday, September 18, reports German Apple news site Macerkopf [Google Translate]. Carriers expect the iPhone 6s to be available for purchase beginning on that date, which is in line with previous rumors and past launch timelines.

Earlier this month, BuzzFeed's John Packzkowski, who has reliably predicted several Apple event dates in the past, said Apple would hold its iPhone 6 launch event on Wednesday, September 9. After launch events, Apple typically accepts pre-orders on the...

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09:52
Jimmy Iovine & Dr. Dre talk Apple Music, their...

Wired’s new cover story featuring Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre includes interviews with the Beats co-founders turned Apple executives and also some quotes from others on the Apple Music team. The article has a lot of backstory on the duo pre Apple’s acquisition of Beats, much of which we’ve heard in the past, but mostly discusses the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, an undergraduate program the two Apple executives have started at the University of...

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09:34
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 17...

Notable software releases this week include Safari 8.0.8, 7.1.8, and 6.2.8; PDFpen and PDFpenPro 7.3; BBEdit 11.1.2; Security Update 2015-006; and iTunes 12.2.2.

 

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09:34
ExtraBITS for 17 August 2015

In ExtraBITS this week, Apple is recalling a handful of recent Apple TV models, Marco Arment explains why people block Web ads, Rite Aid decides to support Apple Pay, and Google is undergoing a major restructuring.

 

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09:30
Sprint’s new iPhone forever plan

Sprint announces a plan that will always keep you up to date with the latest and greatest iPhone. A solid price, though the terms are a bit confusing.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:28
Sprint fires back at T-Mobile with perpetual iPhone...

As new iPhones loom, Sprint is joining T-Mobile in trying to rope in new subscribers with a perpetual upgrade offer.

Under the “iPhone Forever” program, new and upgrade-eligible Sprint customers can trade in their current phone and get a new iPhone 6 for $15 per month, plus the cost of wireless service. Sprint will then let those customers upgrade to the next iPhone by December 31 at no extra charge.

There are a couple of caveats here:

  • The deal requires either an individual unlimited plan ($60 per month, plus the aforementioned $15 per month for the phone) or a Family Share Pack plan (starting at $100 per month with four lines and 10 GB of shared data for new subscribers, plus the $15 per month fee for each phone.)
  • The $15 per month phone price is a limited-time deal, and it jumps to $22 per month...
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09:15
Dr. Dre's Apple Music exclusive paid off

Dr. Dre’s long-awaited new album Compton: A Soundtrack debuted last week on Apple Music as the service’s first high-profile exclusive, and while the release was a big one, it was unclear if Apple could juice enough interest to make exclusivity worth an artist’s while. Now it’s clear that it is—or at least it was for Dre.

“We’re beginning to show what we can do in terms of communicating music to a worldwide audience and helping artists at the same time,” Apple Music chief Jimmy Iovine told the New York Times.

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09:08
Steve Jobs’ 1996 interview with Red Herring

Historian or not, this is a great read.

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09:00
9to5Toys Lunch Break: iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi 16GB $380,...

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:

Apple iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi 16GB in Gold or Silver: $380...

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09:00
How to enable Flyover in Mac OS X Yosemite's...

With Mac OS X Yosemite, you can see 3D flyover views of various cities in the Maps app. Here's how:

  •  Launch Maps.
  •  Use the search function to find a city (such as my hometown of Nashville, TN).
  • Click the pin marking the place. In the pop-out window click the (i) icon, then in the second pop-out window select the Flyover Tour button.

Your flyover tour will start. You'll also able to search for "Directions to Here" or "Directions from Here."

Unfortunately, not all cities currently have a flyover view available. You can find a list of compatible cities here. Thankfully, Apple is constantly adding new locations to the service.

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08:45
Amazon painted as a “bruising workplace” by New York...

The New York Times publicly lambastes Amazon.com. Jeff Bezos responds.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:00
Mac laptop sales grow 27% year-over-year in the U.S...

As measured by sales through the U.S. consumer retail market, Mac laptop sales increased 27% year-to-date and Windows notebooks grew 3% during the first half of 2015, according to the NPD group

Overall, tablets sales slowed their decline, down 7% following a 12% decline in the first half of 2014. iPads dropped nearly 20% and Android Tablets 8%t, but Windows tablets (primarily Surface) saw a 35 percent sales increase over the prior year.

“In B2B channels the notebook remains the device of choice for the vast amount of purchasers, with sales volumes more than triple that of tablets,” said Stephen Baker, vice president of industry analysis, The NPD Group, Inc. “For B2B productivity and the best mix of affordability, form and function, the notebook remains the workhorse device purchased through B2B channels for businesses, education, and...

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07:58
Adobe Flash Player 18.0.0.232 - Plug-in plays...

Adobe Flash Player is a cross-platform, browser-based application runtime that provides uncompromised viewing of expressive applications, content, and videos across browsers and operating systems.



Version 18.0.0.232: Fixed

  • Performance problems with Alchemy libraries [4020231]
  • Slides in prerecorded meeting do not display [4017347]
  • Player crashes while playing game on Kongregate [4019173]
  • Black Screen is observed when second SWF is loaded [4021075]
  • Videos are not loading on "http://www.espnfc.com" [4022883]
  • Unable to download files from Flex/Flash web app on Chrome [4021453]
  • Text in textfields not displayed on Chrome MAC [4020870]
  • Multiple security and functional fixes



  • OS X 10.6 or later
  • Browser compatibility:
    • Safari 5.0 or later
    • Mozilla Firefox 17.0 or later
    • Google Chrome
    • Opera 11 or...

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07:52
AT&T enhances GoPhone plans to support 4GB data...

National carriers across the US have been adding features that make it easier to use their service in Mexico and Canada as a growing trend, and today AT&T has announced enhancements to its pre-paid GoPhone plans to include 4GB of high speed data use in Canada and Mexico as well as the United States. The new AT&T GoPhone feature goes into effect on August 21st and is supported on the carrier’s $60 pre-paid plan without making any changes.

In addition to 4GB of 4G LTE data for use across North America where available, the GoPhone plans include unlimited talk and text in the US, Canada, and Mexico as well. AT&T’s $60 GoPhone plan is reduced to $55/month for customers using the carrier’s Auto Refill automatic payment feature.

For post-paid...

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07:38
Copy 3.2.01.0481 - Cloud storage and file syncing...

Note: You must first sign up to use Copy (get a 5GB sign-up bonus through our 'Download' link above).

Copy lets you sync, protect, and share. Everywhere.

Want to bring some files home? No problem! With Copy, they're already there. Copy's apps keep files in sync between your Macs, PCs, iOS devices, Android devices, and more.

There are no file size limits with Copy, and with Copy's "Fair Storage," the size of a shared folder is split between the number of users sharing the folder, so a 25GB folder shared with 5 users only counts as 5GB towards each user's quota.

Copy is developed by network security and backup giant Barracuda Networks, meaning your files are stored on servers Barracuda Networks controls and manages, for maximum security. Your data is also protected by multiple layers of encryption, including AES-256, both during transfer and while at rest on Barracuda's enterprise-class cloud storage. Advanced...

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07:38
How to See Your iPhone’s Precise Signal Strength

Frustrated by the imprecise signal strength dots on your iPhone? Josh Centers stumbled upon a secret code that will reveal your exact signal strength.

 

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07:30
Arq 4.14.1 - Online backup to Google Drive, Amazon...

Arq is super-easy online backup for the Mac. Back up to your own Google Drive storage (15GB free storage), your own Amazon Glacier ($.01/GB per month storage) or S3, or any SFTP server. Arq backs up and faithfully restores all the special metadata of Mac files that other products don't, including resource forks, ACLs, and creator codes.

Arq works like Time Machine, except you don't have to remember to plug in your external hard drive. Following the initial backup, Arq automatically makes incremental backups every hour, every day, uploading just the files that have changed since your last backup. Arq keeps hourly backups for the past 24 hours, daily backups for the past month, and weekly backups for everything older than a month.

Arq lets you set a budget for storage, and it automatically drops the oldest backups to keep within the budget.

Arq backs up everything with no limits. It backs up files of any size, external drives, and network drives...

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07:26
Rumor: Best Buy to sell AppleCare, AppleCare+...

This leak came out the door pretty quickly, which makes it interesting.

Best Buy has apparently inked a deal to begin selling AppleCare+ warranty extensions for its products. In addition to this, employees have also been told that the next-gen iPhone will be announced to the public on September 10th.

According to a recent tip, the new iPhone lineup will be available at Best Buy starting September 13th, the AppleCare+ warranty covering all eligible products.

The leak has been confirmed by other reports and an internal training video has revealed that Best Buy will offer service for AppleCare warranties at its own stores, as well as...

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07:00
iHome’s Kineta K1 + Kineta K2 fuse awesome battery...

iHome has spent years building a reputation for thoughtfully designed, value-packed Apple audio accessories. Beyond its annual releases of ever-improving speaker systems, it was the very first company to release an iPod alarm clock, and a day-one supporter of Apple’s AirPlay speaker standard. No audio company has focused as much on the practical needs of iPod, iPhone, and iPad users as iHome. And when it innovates, it always comes up with something cool.

Kineta K1 ($150) and Kineta K2 ($100) are iHome’s latest innovations: Bluetooth speakers with beautiful built-in battery charging docks and detachable USB battery packs. K2 is a nightstand- or desktop-...

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07:00
My Own List of Common Apple Ports

I’ve been underwhelmed (if that’s a word) by the list of common ports used on the Apple platform recently, so I started my own. It’s available at http://krypted.com/guides/common-apple-ports/ if you’re interested. It’s also under the Tools menu of the site. And yes, I’m aware that I can cat /etc/services; this includes some rudimentary notes.

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06:59
Two zero-day vulnerabilities found in Mac OS X

An Italian teenager has found two zero-day vulnerabilities in Mac OS X operating system that could be used to gain remote access to a Mac, reports the IDC News Service (http://tinyurl.com/nmvps79).

Eighteen-year-old Luca Todesco posted details of the exploit he developed on GitHub. The exploit uses two bugs to cause a memory corruption in OS X’s kernel, he wrote via email.

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06:56
Tidy Up 4.1.3 - Find duplicate files and tidy up...

Tidy Up is a complete duplicate finder and disk-tidiness utility.

With Tidy Up you can search for duplicate files and packages by the owner application, content, type, creator, extension, time modified, time created, name, label, visibility, and date/age. You can also search by the tag, duration, and bit installments of MP3 and AAC sound files and EXIF metadata; search the contents of the Photos, iPhoto, Aperture, iTunes, iPod databases, and Mail mailboxes; and synchronize deletions with iPhoto, Mail, and iTunes.

Tidy Up allows you to search for duplicate folders by name, date modified, date created, label visibility, empty folders, their contents, and more. Tidy Up is also fast: it doesn't index the scanned volumes, so you don't waste precious time and space. With its multitasking capability, you can do multiple searches at one time and take full advantage your Mac's processing power.

Tidy Up comes with a two search modes. Basic Mode includes...

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06:47
Apple prepping first Australian dollar-denominated...

Apple will reportedly continue to diversify its corporate debt issuance strategy with a new bond denominated in Australian dollars, the company's latest move to raise debt outside the United States in order to fund its growing capital return program.

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06:39
Russia's New Internet Law Kicks in September...

Last July we reported on two stats from Apple's financial conference call regarding Russia. The first was that Russia was in the top five countries for App Store downloads in calendar Q1; the second ...

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06:39
Sprint announces ‘iPhone Forever’, a $22/month...

Sprint today announced a new $22/month upgrade option for iPhone users allowing them to pick up a new iPhone at anytime through a plan dubbed “iPhone Forever”.

iPhone users can now opt to pay an extra $22/month on top of any individual unlimited plan or family share pack plan and when a new iPhone is eventually released, they simply bring in their old device to upgrade to the latest entry-level iPhone model. Here’s how it compares to options from the other carriers…

“We asked ourselves, ‘What could we do that would move our...

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06:32
Best Buy to offer AppleCare and AppleCare+...

Electronics retailer Best Buy has inked a deal with Apple to begin selling authorized warranty extensions for its products, and employees have been told that the new addition will be announced to the public on Sept. 10.

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06:20
Sprint customers can now upgrade their iPhone anytime

Sprint has unveiled iPhone Forever. Starting today, new and upgrade eligible Sprint customers can get an iPhone for just US$22 per month with iPhone Forever.

Anytime customers don’t have the latest Apple smartphone they're eligible to upgrade. They bring their iPhone to a Sprint store and upgrade on the spot. iPhone Forever is available on any eligible Sprint rate plan and upgrade eligibility is always included in your price. Qualified customers can get a 16GB iPhone 6 model at Sprint branded retail stores, Sprint.com, 1-800-Sprint-1, Best Buy and Target.

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06:11
FCC filing hints at Mac mice and keyboards with...

As noted by SlashGear, new Apple accessories for desktop Macs have appeared in FCC listings. They could debut with new iMacs that are rumored to arrive before the holidays. 

The FCC filings are for Magic Mice and Magic Wireless Keyboards that replace the current Bluetooth 2.1 in current models with Bluetooth 42.2 with Bluetooth LE Low Energy. This would result in longer battery life. And future Mac accessories may have even more improvements.

SlashGear notes that the FCC filings note mice and keyboard will come with on-removable lithium battery packs. Instead of requiring that you use and replace AA/AAA batteries, you'll plug the accessories in to a power port when they need a charge. "Testing has been done with USB Power Adapters on both devices, leading us to believe that they'll come with power chargers of...

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06:00
Commander is a useful 'Finder alternative...

Eltima describes its Commander One as a "Finder alternative." However, I'd describe it more as a handy Finder "enhancer" that's great for Mac OS X "power users" (a term I don't like, but for which I don't have a better alternative.)

A dual-panel file manager for Mac OS X 10.9 or higher, it allows you to use two panels at once, set up your own hotkeys for a variety of actions, and more. Commander One doesn't come with a PDF manual (you download the software, so I wasn't expecting printed instructions), so there's a bit of a learning curve. 

Eltima's introductory "Welcome" screen helps get you started, but other features need an explanation. For example, choosing between the "dynamic" and "bytes" for the "size in apps" under the View preferences will certainly be as clear as mud to novice users.

When you launch Commander One, you can choose among three view modes depending on what you're doing and what sort...

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05:54
Safari 8.0.8, 7.1.8, and 6.2.8

Patches a number of security vulnerabilities in three versions of Apple’s Web browser. (Free)

 

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05:52
Australian banks aren't on board with Apple Pay

Australian banks aren't on board with Apple Pay yet as they're not willing to give give Apple a slice of the US$2 billion a year they earn in interchange fees, which are paid by merchants for use of payments infrastructure, according to The Sydney Morning Herald (http://tinyurl.com/q8j8xnt). 

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05:51
While Apple Music get's a Little Boost from Dr...

When Apple introduced its new streaming service, Apple Music, at the end of June, one of the big questions hanging over it was whether it could compete with outlets like Spotify to deliver blockbuster results for big new albums ...

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05:48
Best Buy to Offer AppleCare and AppleCare+ Starting...

Best Buy will begin offering AppleCare and AppleCare+ extended warranty plans for the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and other eligible Apple products across its U.S. stores starting September 13, according to an internal training video obtained by MacRumors. The news was first reported by 9to5Mac.

AppleCare and AppleCare+ purchased through Best Buy will include accidental damage coverage for the same service fees charged by Apple. The protection plans will also cover the accessories in the box and most other products on the same transaction, such as an Apple Display or AirPort Express purchased alongside an iMac.

Customers that purchase AppleCare or AppleCare+ can receive service at Best Buy or take their product directly to Apple. Best Buy will continue to offer revamped Geek Squad warranty plans for non-Apple products, including Geek...

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05:28
Second investment firm predicts that iPhone sales...

Betting against Apple hasn’t been a successful endeavor of late but all of a sudden, declining holiday iPhone numbers seem to be in vogue.

Tech investment company Pacific Crest has echoed KGI’s prediction that year-on-year iPhone sales are likely to decline following the launch of the iPhone 6S, but says that investors shouldn’t be concerned.

We believe iPhone 6/+ models drove abnormally high share gains and upgrade rates that are likely to moderate somewhat in the 6s cycle, which is likely to drive total iPhone units down year-on-year in the first part of financial year 2016 (Q4 of calendar 2015) …

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05:00
Review: Mophie Juice Pack Air for iPhone 6



There aren’t many products that I can unequivocally recommend, but the Mophie Juice Pack Air is one of them. It’s a battery case for the iPhone 6 that gives you a charge when you iPhone’s battery dies – which can be a real lifesaver.

If you’ve ever had an unexpected after work event, late evening activity, or woke up after forgetting to charge your iPhone overnight, an extra battery is practically essential. Even if you don’t regularly run out of battery in a normal day, a charged Mophie juice pack is a great thing to keep in your gear bag just in case, mine has saved my...

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05:00
Inside The Flock, the Mac game that slowly dies as...

Slated to hit Mac and PC on Friday, August 21, The Flock is a truly eerie experience. The first-person multiplayer game is draped in shadows as you control a hobbled, sluggish human-like creature protecting a glowing artifact—or one of the four ferocious monsters out to claim it. The Flock is billed as a horror game, and it’s the rare one in which the scares come not from scripted sequences or computer-controlled characters, but rather other online players.

And the scariest thing about The Flock may truly surprise you: The game has a finite lifespan of its own, and it’ll stop working once enough player deaths are tallied. In other words, the worse that you and everyone else are at The Flock, the faster the game approaches its promised conclusion, ceases to be playable, and is no longer available for purchase. How’s that for incentive to play well?

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04:50
One Plus Two Equals Trouble for the iPhone


If you thought the iPhone was the most desirable phone in the market you wouldn't be alone, but you likely would be wrong. While we all were snoozing, One Plus emerged. It's a little company out of China that came up with and executed one of the most brilliant low-cost guerilla marketing programs I've ever seen. The end result is that 3.6M people currently are lined up -- virtually -- to buy its latest phone, the One Plus Two. To put that in perspective, that is more people than Apple sold phones to in the launch year of the iPhone.

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04:20
91% of back-to-school shoppers find online...

SOASTA, which specializes in performance analytics, has unveiled the findings of its annual SOASTA Back to School Shopping Report Card, which found that nearly all (91%) of parents who plan to shop online for back to school report there are stressors for them when making online purchases for the new school year.

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04:14
Kool Tools: Beyerdynamic DT 1770 Pro

Beyerdynamic (www.beyerdynamic.com) has built on a great tradition with the US$599 DT 1770 PRO headphones. The new model is the next step in the evolution of the DT 770 PRO reference headphones, which are an essential staple for professional users around the globe.

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04:08
Getting your app Featured in the App Store may not...

If you submit your brand new app to Apple and they offer to make it a featured app when it hits the the App Store, you might think you’d have to be crazy to refuse. But startup investor M.G. Siegler suggests in a Medium post that you may want to think twice.

If you’re not familiar with the name, Siegler is a guy who ought to know a thing or two about startups. He’s a general partner at Google Ventures, was a founding partner of TechCrunch and has worked with startups since 2005.

There are two problems with having your app get a lot of exposure at launch, he argues. First, if your app is free, you may get the downloads but not the revenue.

Talking to a number of early stage companies that have been featured at launch recently, they all have...

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04:05
(Design of, and) How to Generate ‘Memorable’...

As part of a security initiative to make distinct firmware passwords per machine and escrow them to Crypt’s newly distinct ‘secrets’ database table, I came up with the idea to make an analogue to the Password Assistant you see in Keychain Access or the Accounts pane of System Preferences. And now a somewhat opaque riddle: why did the duck keep losing their ducklings? Because ducks can only count to three. Horse battery correct stapler is indeed memorable, but one word too long. When using the ‘Memorable’ type in Apple’s Password Assistant, their guidance and design is pretty instructive: they use two words of different-seeming length at the beginning and end, with numbers and/or non-alphanumeric characters in the middle. Agile Bits 1Password includes a ‘veni-vidi-vici’ format in their ‘recipe’ choices, also based around real or ‘pronounceable’ words (which I would love to know their heuristics for) broken up in sections.

Weak password = anything that is...

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04:00
Winmail Viewer for Mac OS X revved to version 3.0

Enolsoft (www.enolsoft.com) has released Winmail Viewer 3.0, an update of its tool for opening and reading all the contents of a Winmail.dat file, including the text (RTF, TXT and HTML encode) and attachments.

It also enables users to preview, export and save the attachments that a Winmail.dat file contained. Winmail Viewer 3.0 gets optimized performance, a tweaked user interface, and the ability to display the Winmail.dat files' attachment in two modes: thumbnail and information.

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03:00
Back to school Mac buyer's guide

You're probably still enjoying your summer vacation, but that first day of school is creeping up on you. Sooner of later, you’re going to have to start getting ready to go back to school. I know it’s a bummer, but let’s look at the bright side: Back to school is a great opportunity to buy a new Mac. Yay!

But wait, how do you decide which Mac to get? Don’t worry. Here are the ideal Macs for students, with reasons why you’d want each model. Pick the one that fits for you, and be on your way. After all, you have only a few days of summer left before class starts.

On a budget: 11-inch MacBook Air

Priced at $899 (128GB flash storage) and $1099 (256GB flash storage), the 11-inch MacBook Air is a capable laptop for everyday use, and it won’t break your bank. It has a 1.6GHz dual-core Core i5 processor that can easily handle writing apps, presentation software, Internet access, email, and a lot more. It can even...

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Sunday August 16

22:11
Interchange fees, hubris key challenges to...

Apple is reportedly facing pushback as it tries to roll out Apple Pay in Australia, as major banks in the region are reluctant to cede a slice of the AU$2 billion they take in with interchange fees in exchange for technology some say is already available in the country.

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20:52
‘This is Ludacris’: Rapper shows off his diamond-...

Rapper Ludacris tonight has showed off a unique twist on the Apple Watch: a model encrusted with diamonds around the face’s bezel. Ludacris wore the gear to tonight’s Teen Choice Awards on Fox, and he posted a couple of pictures of the device on Instagram. It appears that taking the custom route allowed Ludacris to one-up his colleagues who were able to secure all-gold Apple Watch Editions with gold Link Bracelets from Apple in the run-up to the Apple Music launch. A close up shot of Ludacris’s Apple Watch is below.

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20:37
Dr. Dre's 'Compton' album hits 25M...

Hip-hop icon Dr. Dre's much-awaited album "Compton: A Soundtrack" was streamed 25 million times during its first week of availability, driving nearly half a million paid downloads on iTunes over the same period.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

As with the longer general "...

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

CNET:

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

Some of the younger ones were actually quite friendly.

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

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

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

"Namaste!"

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

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

Billboard:

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

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

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

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

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07:00
Challenges Sending Code Through Messages

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Saturday August 15

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aukey

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Apple headlines for the week ending Aug. 7, 2015

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

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Friday August 14

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

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

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



Version 4.1.5.0:

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



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



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

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

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

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

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17:19
PDFpen and PDFpenPro 7.3

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

 

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17:12
Apple Watch success

Benedict Evans:

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

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

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17:05
Apple’s Link Bracelet Kit

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

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

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16:58
iCloud allows you to recover deleted files

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

Great feature.

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

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

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

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15:42
Samsung Doubles Down on Galaxy Phones


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

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

LA Times:

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

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

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15:00
Apple Car rumors are picking up speed

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

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

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

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14:06
Paid upgrades in the Mac App Store

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

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14:00
AWT News Update: August 14, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

From Kari (Mrs PQ):

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

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13:51
An interview with designer Marc Newson

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

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

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

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

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

Good. Make the scumbags pay already.

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13:35
XSAN Not Mounting: Missing LUNs

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StorNext and Suse Linux can not see 2 stripe groups that are associated with the Promise Raid.
Running fs_scsi -p shows all devices except for the missing SG’s from the Promise Raid
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13:30
Apple’s self-driving car

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

Very interesting.

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

Happens to me every day.

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

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

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

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

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

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13:10
QuickerTek creates Solar Power option for MacBook

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

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

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13:07
BBEdit 11.1.2

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


GoMentum Station

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

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11:46
Fitbit Hooks Up With Windows 10


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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10:40
4 updates in Power Query for Excel

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

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

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

Option to specify Join Type in the Merge Queries dialog

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

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

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

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

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

All sizes and colors of the...

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

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

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

Crafted from the same...

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

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

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