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Tuesday June 9

10:25
Spotify, Rdio, & Pandora offer mixed reactions...

Apple Music was introduced yesterday at WWDC and has since prompted reactions from many other streaming music companies. When Apple enters a new market, it always shakes things up enough to warrant some concerns from its competitors and Apple Music is no different. Rdio, Spotify, and Pandora have each responded to the Apple Music announcement in their own way:

Spotify has yet to address Apple Music as a company, but CEO Daniel Ek posted a cryptic tweet while Tim Cook and Jimmy Iovine were on stage introducing the streaming music platform. Since deleted, Ek tweeted “Oh ok,” seemingly in response to Apple Music and some of the claims Apple made regarding its competitors. Ek deleted the tweet quickly after posting it. Spotify has not yet commented on the...

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10:15
Apple Pay to be Limited in the UK to only US$31 per...

According to the BBC, Major UK banks, apart from Barclays who is "vaguely" in talks with Apple, have announced that they will offer the new Apple Pay system. But there's a very strange cap being put on Apple Pay that we didn't hear about during yesterday's WWDC Keynote.

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10:02
Apple releases OS X 10.10.4 build 14E33b to...

In addition to releasing an updated build of iOS 8.4 beta today, Apple has seeded out a new build of OS X 10.10.4 to developers and public beta testers. The updated build is labeled 14E33b and highlights stability, compatibility, and security. Apple has been seeding builds of OS X 10.10.4 to testers since late April.

Apple also released the first beta preview of OS X 10.11 El Capitan at WWDC yesterday with new stability and performance improvements alongside improved window management features and an updated system font.

Filed under: Mac Tagged: Apple, beta, Mac,...

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10:00
Apple Seeds Fifth OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite Beta to...

Apple today seeded the fifth beta of OS X 10.10.4 to developers and public beta testers, approximately two weeks after releasing the fourth OS X 10.10.4 beta and two months after releasing the first OS X 10.10.4 beta. OS X 10.10.4 has been in testing since mid-April, following the early April release of OS X 10.10.3, which included the new Photos for OS X app.

The new beta, build 14E33b, can downloaded through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store or through the Mac Developer Center.

OS X 10.10.3 brought several consumer-facing changes including the new Photos for OS X app, a redesigned emoji picker, and diversified emoji, but OS X 10.10.4 appears to be an under-the-hood update that...

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09:59
The 2015 Apple Design Award winners

Apple:

Student Winners – Elementary Minute for iPhone, jump-O for iPhone

Design Award Winners – Shadowmatic, Metamorphabet, Robinhood, Affinity Designer, Crossy Road, Fantastical 2, Does not Commute, Vainglory, Pacemaker.

I always love this list because, if nothing else, the vast majority of these award winners are gorgeous looking apps.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:56
Apple Seeds Fourth iOS 8.4 Beta With Revamped Music...

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of iOS 8.4 to registered developers for testing purposes, nearly a month after seeding the third iOS 8.4 beta and almost two months after launching the first iOS 8.4 beta. iOS 8.4 has been in testing since mid-April, following the early April release of iOS 8.3. Today's beta is the third that public beta testers have received.

Today's beta update, build 12H4125a, is available as an over-the-air download and through the iOS Developer Center.

iOS 8.4 beta 4's release notes still include a number of lingering issues with the new Music app that will need to be resolved before the software can be released to the public. Problems include an inability to use Siri with iTunes Radio, issues with...

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09:52
Apple takes aim at Android switchers with ‘Move to...

ZDNet:

With iOS 9 Apple is making a direct play for Android users with an app to help them migrate their data and apps to the iPhone.

The new app, called ‘Move to iOS’ will be released this fall with iOS 9 and is one of two apps targeting the Android platform, the other being Apple Music.

According to Apple, the apps will allow Android users the ability to securely transfer “contacts, message history, camera photos and videos, web bookmarks, mail accounts, calendars, wallpaper, and DRM-free songs and books” wirelessly to an iPhone.

Great move by Apple to make this process as easy, painless and efficient as possible.

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09:49
Cadillac announces CarPlay integration for 2016...

Cadillac’s 2016 model year products will feature enhanced connectivity and control, including the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. These additions are part of a broader enhancement of CUE, Cadillac’s user experience, with new features and a faster, streamlined operation.

Apple CarPlay will debut in 2016 Cadillac models featuring CUE’s 8-in multi-touch screen except the SRX Crossover, a model that will move to an all-new generation in early 2016. Android Auto is expected to be phased into 2016 production at a later date. The 2016 model year will begin this summer.

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09:37
Video: Pandora's CFO on Apple Music

Pandora's CFO, Mike Herring, came on CNBC's "Squawk Alley" show earlier this morning with anchors Carl Quintanilla and Kayla Tausche to defend their business.

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09:29
TechTool Pro 8.0.2 - Hard drive and system repair-...

TechTool Pro 8 is the most robust hardware diagnostic tool available for Macintosh. Easy to use for both home users and professionals, TechTool Pro utilizes full 64-bit compatibility to keep your Mac running at its best. TechTool Pro 8 brings with it some of the deepest hardware testing yet - testing components on your motherboard that no other utility can access. You can now test the sensors and fans on your Mac, along with the battery if you're using a Mac laptop. In addition, we've now integrated Protogo, so that you can create your own custom test drives for out in the field.

You can now take it with youstrong> - The portability of TechTool Protogo is now included with every copy of TechTool Pro. TechTool Protogo allows you to create a bootable diagnostic device that contains TechTool Pro and all of its most powerful tools as well as any of your own utilities you may wish to install. You can then use this device to boot, check,...

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09:21
View or print proof of coverage for your AppleCare...

If you want to view or print proof of coverage for your AppleCare Protection Plan or AppleCare+, follow these steps.

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09:14
Keep your receipt after you buy an Apple device

Congratulations on your new Apple device! We know you want to take great care of your product, so we recommend you keep your receipt and other important documents in a safe place.

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09:06
Transfer your AppleCare plan

If you sell or give away your Apple device, you can also transfer the ownership of your AppleCare Protection Plan or AppleCare+ in regions that allow it. You can also transfer your AppleCare coverage plan between your own devices that are the same type of product and within 30 days of your original device purchase.

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09:04
Video: CNBC Interviews Analyst on Apple Music vs....

CNBC had David Garrity, Principal of GVA Research on the air today to talk about Apple Music.

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09:01
Save documents as a package or a single file in...

iWork apps let you choose how to save files for better compatibility. 

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09:00
iCloud : fonctionnement de Microsoft Exchange avec...

Les données iCloud et Microsoft Exchange peuvent être présentes en même temps sur des appareils équipés d’iOS, d’OS X et de Microsoft Outlook. Consultez cet article pour savoir où vos données sont stockées et la manière dont elles sont gérées.

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09:00
Salesforce, SAP, Uber, Do and Smartsheet add-ins and...

The new Office Add-in and Office 365 API platforms give you integrated Office experiences with your favorite apps and the apps you use to run your organization. On this week’s show we explore Office extensibility updates and take a tour of solutions from Salesforce, SAP, Uber, Do and Smartsheet across Office applications, Office Online in the browser and even Office for iPad.

On past shows, we’ve spent a lot of time talking about what the Office platform can do for developers and some of the things that can light up for Office users. We’ve done everything from explaining what the model is, using Office Add-ins (formerly apps for Office) to navigate our way through Prague and even provide...

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09:00
Next on Modern Workplace—the strategic CMO

The game of marketing has changed. Are you playing by the new rules?

Today’s landscape of digital and social tools, sophisticated analytics, and internet-savvy consumers has resulted in a new frontier for marketers. Marketing has now entered the age of the empowered and informed buyer where the customer is at the center of every marketing decision. How can chief marketing officers (CMO’s) adapt to this new era of customer-centered and digitally-driven marketing?

On the June episode of Modern Workplace, we heard from two top CMO’s about how the role of the chief marketing officer is changing in business today and how you can deliver the types of breakthrough experiences today’s sophisticated customers both expect and demand:

Chris Capossela—CMO of Microsoft, discussed some of the digital engagement strategies his team is using to win business and build deep, lasting customer relationships.

Amy Bohutinsky—CMO of...

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09:00
Samsung's NX500 camera delivers 4K video in a...

Samsung's NX500, introduced earlier this year, is basically a smaller version of its NX1 flagship mirrorless camera. The main difference between them is their look, although the top model does feature better continuous shooting and shutter speeds. In...

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08:59
Get phone support for a device that’s out of warranty

If you visit the coverage checker and find that your Apple device isn't covered for complimentary telephone technical support, you have options. 

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08:53
Apple posts full WWDC keynote speech online

Following up on the slew of announcements from this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple late Monday posted to its website a full version of this year’s WWDC keynote address. The keynote clocks in at just under two and a half hours from Bill Hader’s comedic intro to a musical performance by The Weeknd.

The keynote includes announcements such as HomeKit 2, iOS 9, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, new APIs, watchOS 2 and more.

If you’re curious about the full keynote and anything you might have missed, click the link below.

As always, please let us know what you think in the comments.

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08:43
Apple announces Swift 2, promises programming...

It never hurts when a programming language becomes accessible to a wider audience.

During the WWDC keynote on Monday, Apple announced that Swift 2, the update to its Swift programming language, would receive significant changes.

A number of enhancements to the language are planned, adding Objective-C generics, a faster debug mode, C function pointer APIs and more.

The company also stated that it will make available a migrator tool to move developers from version 1.2 to 2.0 easily, despite the fundamental changes to the language.

The company also that Swift will be entirely open-source in the near future, a move that...

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08:35
The winners of the 2015 Apple Design Awards

One of the highlights of the first day of the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference is always the Apple Design Awards ceremony. The annual awards highlight a cross-section of the best apps available on iOS and OS X in several categories.  This year, the winners included the iOS automation tool Workflow, calendar app Fantastical 2, and even the highly addictive Crossy Road.

For developers, the awards include a trophy and recognition from Apple and their peers. Apple uses the awards as a way to spotlight high-quality apps that provide that special mix of technology and design to make...

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08:34
Governments want to get rid of passwords, too

It's not just giant tech companies that want to put an end to passwords. Both the US' National Institute of Standards and Technology and the UK's Office of the Cabinet have become the first government bodies to join the FIDO Alliance, giving them a d...

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08:24
6 headaches Apple is fixing in iOS 9

Apple’s iOS 9 has plenty of major features to look forward to, such as a more intelligent Siri, transit maps, and, and side-by-side iPad apps. Just as important, however, are the little things—the minor headaches of previous iOS versions that Apple is now getting around to alleviating.

To recap, here are six iPhone and iPad annoyances that will disappear in iOS 9:

1. A less-confusing shift key

Pop quiz: On the default iOS keyboard, are the letters uppercase when the shift key is gray, or white? Unless you bother to memorize, this issue has likely been a constant source of confusion since iOS 7. (The answer, by the way, is white.) As 9to5Mac notes, hitting shift in iOS 9 will toggle the letters on the keyboard between uppercase and lowercase, so there’s no ambiguity about...

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08:17
Register your AppleCare plan

When you register your AppleCare Protection Plan, it helps us quickly access your records and see that your product is covered. We'll help you see if your coverage plan is already registered, and then offer the steps to register it yourself if necessary.

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08:13
Apple Combines Developer Programs

Apple has combined its Mac, iOS, and Safari Developer Programs into the new Apple Developer Program, in essence halving the price for those who develop for both OS X and iOS.

 

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08:02
How to request a refund for an AppleCare plan

We want you to love everything you buy from Apple. But if you need to return an AppleCare Protection Plan or AppleCare+ coverage plan, we’re here to help. 

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08:00
UK Apple Pay purchases to face the £20 contactless...

Apple Pay is on its way to the UK next month, and from launch, all the big banks except Barclays, and a quarter of a million retail outlets will support it. And yet, despite so many day-one partners, it seems we're not quite ready for it. You see, Ap...

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07:54
Manage your AppleCare plans

You can see all of your registered AppleCare plans with the AppleCare Agreement tool. If one of your plans is missing from the list, it might be registered under a different Apple ID. We’ll help you find where your plan is listed and consolidate them under your preferred Apple ID.

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07:46
About your support coverage and service options

Our service coverage system lets you know if your Apple device is covered by our limited warranty or an extended service contract, such as the AppleCare Protection Plan or AppleCare+.

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07:42
WWDC 2015 keynote: The fine print

Six colors:

Now that the main show is over, I’ve combed through Apple’s site and press releases to try and find more about those details that didn’t make the cut for the presentation, as well as those announcements that may have been glossed over.

Dan has a good overview of yesterday, recapping what was and wasn’t announced. He caught a bunch of little stuff I missed or that Apple didn’t even mention during the keynote.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:33
A Korean Survey Confirms that Apple Beat out Samsung...

In January we posted a report titled "Apple's iPhone 6 Smashed Smartphone Sales Record on Samsung's Home Turf." The reported noted that Apple had captured a record 33 percent market share in South Korea in November, the highest ever for a foreign brand. To rub that wound with a little salt ...

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07:21
Cadillac Announces CarPlay and Android Auto Support...

GM today announced that its luxury car brand Cadillac will add CarPlay and Android Auto support to its 2016 model year vehicles, which will begin rolling out this summer.

CarPlay will be available in all 2016 vehicles equipped with a CUE 8-inch multi-touch screen, excluding the SRX Crossover, while Android Auto will be phased in at a later date."Cadillac CUE provides owners a smart and simple way to access both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. A “Projection” icon will appear on the CUE screen, to enable simpler, easier access to key smartphone functions, including navigation, contacts, hands-free text messaging and select applications supported by Apple or Google."CarPlay-equipped vehicles have a built-in touchscreen display that provides quick and easy access to Maps, Phone, Messages, Music, Podcasts and third-party apps such as Spotify, Rdio,...

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07:07
Apple still in licensing talks to complete Apple...

Even after making Apple Music public during Monday's WWDC keynote, Apple is still negotiating some important music licenses for the streaming service, a new report says.

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06:44
Apple Granted 48 Patents Today along with an...

In 2011 Apple was granted a patent for a wildly advanced digital pen that was in many ways like the Livescribe pen for iOS and Android today. Today, Apple's reissued patent was listed amongst Apple's granted patents.

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06:14
WWDC 2015: Presenting the Apple Design Award winners

The best of the best

At every WWDC, Apple takes some time to recognize the best that the App Store and Mac App Store have to offer—apps and developers that go above and beyond, and serve as examples of what Apple’s platforms are capable of. Let’s meet this year’s cream of the crop: Here are the 2015 Apple Design Award winners.

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05:39
Apple Granted a Patent Relating to Touch ID for...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 48 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's patent that shows us that Apple is considering integrating Touch ID into future Macs.

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05:28
Apple announces 2015 Apple Design winners

Apple has announced the 2015 Apple Design Award winners at this week's Worldwide Developer Conference. The award goes to developers whose iOS and OS X apps "combined design and technology in powerful ways."

The iOS and Mac winners are:

• Shadowmatic by TRIADA Studio
• Metamorphabet by Vectorpark.com
• Robinhood by Robinhood Markets, Inc.
• Fantastical by Flexibits Inc.
• Affinity Designer by Serif Labs
• Crossy Road by Hipster Whale
• Workflow by DeskConnect, Inc.
• Does not Commute by Mediocre AB
• Vain Glory by Super Evil Megacorp
• Pacemaker by Pacemaker Music AB

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05:11
xACT 2.36 - Audio compression toolkit. (Free)

xACT stands for X Audio Compression Toolkit, an application that encodes and decodes FLAC, SHN, Monkey's Audio, TTA, Wavpack, and Apple Lossless files. It also can encode these formats to MP3, AAC, or Opus, and do various other utility functions, in addition to a full set of shntool functions. Under the hood, xACT is a GUI based front end for the unix applications Shorten (3.6.1), shntool (3.0.10), Monkey's Audio Compressor (3.99), flac (1.3.1), wavpack (4.70.0), TTA (3.4.1), Opus 0.1.6, and cdda2wav 3.0 (with paranoia support). It also uses SoX ( 14.4.2), LAME (3.99.5), AtomicParsley (0.9.0), TagLib (1.9.1) and MP4v2 (2.0.0). It executes the basic commands of these applications and adds other features to speed up productivity in creation/use of etree.org standard filesets.



Version 2.36:

  • Bug fix for tagging files - added check to see if file is read-only
  • xACT...

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05:00
Apple Music Steals WWDC's Scattershot Show


To cap off Monday's wide-ranging keynote at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced a three-pronged music initiative. "Music is such an important part of our lives and our culture," Cook said, showing off Apple's famous "one more thing" slide. Apple executives Eddy Cue and Jimmy Iovine shared the demonstrations that followed, while musician Drake talked up how the new service will enable artists to connect with fans.

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04:50
Output Factory for Adobe InDesign adds new variable...

Zevrix Solutions (http://zevrix.com) has announced Output Factory 1.5.26, a feature update to its output automation solution for Adobe InDesign.

Output Factory automates printing, exporting, preflighting and file delivery from InDesign. The software offers batch processing, export as single pages, variable file names, layer versioning, PDF preflight, FTP file delivery, output history and more. Version 1.5.26 lets users insert the current workflow name into the variable name of exported output files.

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04:40
Kool Tools: SoundCover for the iPad

Onanoff's SoundCover is an "ultra-thin" folio speaker that brings your iPad’s music, movies, presentations, conference calls and games to life with a built-in stereo flat panel speaker.

Boasting an ultra-thin frame, this folio speaker is one of the slimmest on the market at 14 mm thin, and is intended for maximum portability with up to 15 hours of battery life. The SoundCover automatically syncs to your iPad when you open the kickstand, and allows you to wirelessly control music from your tablet from up to 33 feet away.

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04:35
Apple Wins 7 Design Patents Covering the iPhone 6,...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 48 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's design patents covering the iPhone 6 and more.

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04:25
Consumers expect value-added features to improve...

Strategy Analytics (www.strategyanalytics.com) has identified that the camera of a smartphone is the most-used, on-device feature thus far, while also being a consumers’ number one priority when purchasing a new mobile device.  It is clear that users are always looking for value-added features to improve their photo capturing experience.

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04:14
Point in Space announces FileMaker Pro 14 hosting on...

Point In Space Internet Solutions has announced availability of FileMaker Pro 14 database hosting on FileMaker Server 14.

"FileMaker Pro 14 provides many updates to the FileMaker product, including new scripting, design and performance features" says John May, Point In Space's President.  "By hosting on FileMaker Server 14, all of these new features are available to our clients."

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03:25
iFFmpeg 5.5.8 - Convert multimedia files between...

iFFmpeg is a graphical front-end for FFmpeg, a command-line tool used to convert multimedia files between formats. The command line instructions can be very hard to master/understand, so iFFmpeg does all the hard work for you. This allows you to use FFmpeg without detailed command-line knowledge.



Version 5.5.8:

  • Now accepts DPX frames.
  • Added AAC-HE support for several containers.
  • Added support for AIC codec.
  • Improved FFmpeg error handling.
  • Updated to MediaInfo 0.7.74
  • Fixed regression issues when encoding to h265.
  • Fixed issue scanning very large files.



  • OS X 10.7 or later
  • Working FFmpeg OS X binary (see Related Links)



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03:16
Apple is Granted a Patent for a Motion Tracking User...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 48 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's second granted patent relating to motion tracking through head tracking.

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02:28
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Monday June 8

21:05
The best slides, charts, and factoids from Apple...

So many slides, so little time

Monday’s World Wide Developer’s Conference keynote was jam-packed with info about Apple’s adoption rates, new partnerships, app features, and more, with info neatly presented in detailed slides that seemed to zip by a mere second or two after they hit the screen. Some of these slides went by so fast, that if you took your eyes off the live stream for one moment, you might have missed something fascinating—maybe not as exciting as new Apple hardware or software, but an interesting tidbit nonetheless. 

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20:59
Path Finder 7.1.5 - Powerful, award-winning Finder...

Become a master of file management with Path Finder. Take full control over your file system. Save your time: compare and synchronize folders, view hidden files, use Dual Pane and full keyboard navigation to browse your file system. Work how you want: extreme customization allows you to access most tools in many different ways to suit your workflow. Work seamlessly with other platforms: don't leave any hidden .DS_Store files on non-Mac volumes, delete files securely and completely with the powerful delete feature from any volume type, search any network volume.

Features

  • View and manipulate hidden files
  • Dual Pane View
  • Full keyboard navigation
  • Folder comparison and synchronization
  • Folder merging
  • Batch renaming
  • Powerful file filtering
  • One-click dual-pane copy
  • Bookmarks and Tab Presets
  • ACL editor
  • File tagging
  • Editable Path Navigator
  • Powerful low...

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18:40
Apple Shares Full Video of Today's WWDC Keynote...

With Apple's big Worldwide Developers Conference keynote wrapped up, the company has posted a full video of the event on its website, letting viewers who missed the keynote watch all the announcements on their own time. Apple will also eventually upload the live stream to iTunes and YouTube.

During the keynote, Apple also shared several videos on Apple Music and a video on the App Store, which we've listed below.

- Apple Music - Music needed a home...so we built it one.
- Apple Music - Worldwide
- Apple Music - History of Sound
- The App Effect

Along with the videos, you can also check out our full list of media event highlights below, featuring all...

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18:39
“App thinning” will be a major boon for 8GB and 16GB...

iOS 8 wasn't kind to users of 8GB an 16GB iPhones and iPads. Its over-the-air updates required multiple gigabytes of free space, and installing it reduced the amount of free space available on your device. It brought with it the iPhone 6 Plus, which introduced a new "3x" asset size that made apps even larger than they already were. Luckily, iOS 9 should help.

Apple already talked in the keynote about how it had reduced the amount of space required the iOS 9 OTA update from around 4.6GB to 1.3GB, but a more transformative technology only got a passing mention: App Thinning. In short, apps in iOS 9 will leave your phone or tablet with more free space in the first place.

There are three different mechanisms that developers can use to make these apps smaller. The first, App Slicing, is the most significant. Each iOS app binary you download contains a whole bunch of code for a whole bunch of devices—assuming it's an up-to-date, universal iOS...

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18:30
iOS 9 Now Available

iOS 9 SDK includes new APIs and services that are enabling new categories of apps and features. Multitasking and gaming APIs help enhance app functionality and create immersive games. Expanded search capabilities, and new support for CloudKit, HomeKit, HealthKit, and MapKit extend iOS to more places than ever before. See what’s new in iOS.

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18:30
iOS 9 Now Available

iOS 9 SDK includes new APIs and services that are enabling new categories of apps and features. Multitasking and gaming APIs help enhance app functionality and create immersive games. Expanded search capabilities, and new support for CloudKit, HomeKit, HealthKit, and MapKit extend iOS to more places than ever before. See what’s new in iOS.

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18:30
OS X El Capitan Now Available

OS X El Capitan brings Metal to Mac, giving your apps unprecedented graphics and computing power. New extensibility APIs let your Mac apps work seamlessly with Photos and Safari. See what’s new in OS X.

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18:30
watchOS 2 Now Available

With the new features and capabilities that watchOS 2 brings to WatchKit, your apps can integrate even more closely with Apple Watch. Take advantage of the Digital Crown, microphone, Taptic engine, and health sensors to take your Apple Watch app to the next level. See what’s new in watchOS.

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18:30
OS X El Capitan Now Available

OS X El Capitan brings Metal to Mac, giving your apps unprecedented graphics and computing power. New extensibility APIs let your Mac apps work seamlessly with Photos and Safari. See what’s new in OS X.

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18:30
watchOS 2 Now Available

With the new features and capabilities that watchOS 2 brings to WatchKit, your apps can integrate even more closely with Apple Watch. Take advantage of the Digital Crown, microphone, Taptic engine, and health sensors to take your Apple Watch app to the next level. See what’s new in watchOS.

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18:30
The New Apple Developer Program

Now everything you need to develop, distribute, and manage your apps on all Apple platforms has been combined into one single program, making it easier than ever to bring your creativity to over a billion customers around the world.

Join the new Apple Developer Program.

Learn more about your updated membership.

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18:30
The New Apple Developer Program

Now everything you need to develop, distribute, and manage your apps on all Apple platforms has been combined into one single program, making it easier than ever to bring your creativity to over a billion customers around the world.

Join the new Apple Developer Program.

Learn more about your updated membership.

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18:27
Top 10 iOS 9 Features (Video)

Apple’s WWDC 2015 keynote was full of software announcements. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much on the hardware side of things, but we have some important updates for Macs and iOS devices. Today we’re checking out the Top 10 features in iOS 9. There’s not much of a redesign happening here, but there are a handful of noteworthy features you should know about…

To see these features in action, be sure to check out our features video embedded below. First up, Apple has added a new Low Power Mode, which can be enabled in the Settings app and will add up to 3 additional hours of usage to your device. Resources will be limited and the display...

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18:15
2015 Apple Design Award Winners Announced:...

Following today's Worldwide Developers keynote, Apple held an event to announce the winners of its prestigious Apple Design Awards. Apple's Design Awards are handed out each year and highlight a selection of the year's best apps available on iOS and Mac, honoring all kinds of apps from utilities to games.

Apple created its design awards to recognize high-quality apps that combine design and technology in creative, compelling, and powerful ways. Along with significant recognition and a trophy, Apple gives its Design Award winners a selection of Apple products each year.

This year's winners include popular calendar app Fantastical 2, personal automation tool Workflow, and stock trading app ...

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18:01
WWDC 2015: The top 3 biggest reveals

Video

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17:45
Developers, Drake, Pharrell, a bird, and some...

ars.AD.queue.push(["xrailTop", {sz:"300x250", kws:[], collapse: true}]);SAN FRANCISCO—This year's World Wide Developer's Conference was a bit more subdued than last year's. In 2014, Apple filled the floors of the Moscone Center with an assortment of vintage and luxury cars, it launched its new Swift programming language, and it launched the heavily-redesigned Yosemite OS. Today the area outside of the conference rooms was sparsely decorated, but there was still a little excitement to come.

Apple announced the new El Capitan OS and WatchOS 2, previewed some things to come in iOS 9, and introduced its...

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17:10
Apple to require 6-digit passcodes on newer iPhones...

As part of its iOS 9 announcement on Monday, Apple revealed that all newer iDevices equipped with TouchID and running the newer version of the operating system will be required to upgrade from a four-digit to a six-digit passcode. Passcodes remain optional, and users can create a more complex alphanumeric password, but six digits will be the minimum. After 10 failed attempts to type in the code, the device will erase itself.

According to Apple (and math), this will vastly expand the effort required to crack a four-digit passcode. Instead of 10,000 possible combinations, newer iOS devices will soon have one million. This change affects the iPhone 5S, 6, 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, and iPad Mini 3.

The switch comes at a time when the White House is in the process of coming up with a position on the issue as a chorus of...

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17:06
A Quick Overview of Apple's WWDC Announcements

Apple's WWDC Keynote had to be one of the longest in history. If you were waiting for the new Apple Music announcements, then you had to wait close to 2 hours ...

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15:43
iOS 9 Tidbits: Battery Saving Features, Search for...

Apple covered the major new features of iOS 9 during today's keynote event, introducing a more intelligent and proactive Siri, split-screen multitasking for the iPad, major performance enhancements, Transit directions in Maps, a new News app, and more, but there are hundreds of other minor improvements that went unmentioned.

We've gathered up a list of some of the more notable changes and hidden new features in iOS 9 that have not yet been mentioned, to give you a better idea of what we can expect to see when the new operating system is released in the fall.

iCloud Drive - It wasn't mentioned during the keynote, but there's a new optional iCloud Drive app on iOS that can be turned on in the Settings menu. The app lets you access files stored in iCloud Drive.

Keyboard changes -...

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15:40
AWT News Update: June 8, 2015

WWDC 2015 Special Edition... with not enough time to talk about everything even though this is the longest AWT News Update in history!

  • The Platforms State of the Union livestream is going on right now, with a lot more detail about what we heard this morning...
  • iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan will be released this fall. Developer betas are available now.
  • Apple merged the OS X and iOS developer programs and added in watchOS, all available now for a single $99 annual membership
  • Apple Watch will be getting native apps this fall
  • Apple Music launches on June 30, 2015 for $9.99 per month or $14.99 for up to 6 people per household. It includes Beats 1, a music/music culture radio station.
  • Siri gets a chance to help you with your music trivia

The full text version of the podcast is located below!

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15:16
Apple to replace iOS app Passbook with Wallet, fold...

Apple Pay will be incorporated into Passbook and become Wallet.

During the WWDC keynote, Apple announced that its upcoming Wallet app will replace Passbook, but function in the same way: You’ll still store your concert tickets in Wallet alongside your Apple Pay card information. The program will also store reward cards for stores like Kohl’s and JCPenney as Apple Pay will start supporting retail loyalty programs this fall.

Apple Pay is also rolling out in the United Kingdom this July, supporting about 70 percent of all British credit and debit cards. More than 250,000 locations will accept Apple Pay on launch day, including Boots, Waitrose, Post...

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15:15
For news organizations, this was the most important...

Nieman Lab:

The big news — and pitched as one of the biggest new features in iOS 9 — is an app called News. It’s an awful lot like Flipboard — though the power of being installed on every iPhone and iPad is obviously huge.

The presentation features all the same sort of bells and whistles we’ve seen in Facebook’s Instant Articles — animations, swipe-able photo galleries, fluid movement. And it promises, like other aggregator apps, to get better with time, as it learns which sorts of articles you’re interested in.

Its importance remains to be seen. I don’t necessarily think “Apple just sherlock’ed Flipboard” but, depending on how news organizations take to this, it will be another medium to publish rich content on. I’m interested to see whether or not average people will be able to create “magazines” with these tools.

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15:10
WWDC 2015: OS X El Capitan Key Features

Apple today unveiled OS X El Capitan, the successor to OS X Yosemite 10.10. Besides overall performance improvements, the next generation desktop operating system from Apple is chock full of minor improvements to many different apps and core technologies that drive the OS.

Improved Spotlight Search
First and foremost, Apple is improving Spotlight search, adding new information such as weather, sports, stocks, web video, and transit information. With even more information to display, Apple now presents search results within a resizable window that can be moved around the display. Spotlight also is smarter, allowing you to use natural language to search for an item. It also pulls in additional

Split View
One significant addition to OS X El Capitan is a new split-screen view for full-screen apps. This new view will allow you to run two Mac apps side-by-side on a...

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15:08
Robots Meet DARPA Challenge Despite Pratfalls


Robots from Korea and the United States staggered off with the top three prizes at the DARPA Robotics Challenge, held in Pomona, California, over the weekend. In all, robots from 23 teams participated in the challenge, which consisted of an obstacle course simulating conditions similar to those following the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster. DRC-Hubo, the entry from South Korea's Team Kaist, took home the first prize of $2 million; second prize went to Running Man, from Florida-based Team IHMC Robotics.

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15:01
Apple announces Apple Music streaming service, cites...

You knew it was coming.

It wasn’t like the universe needed another streaming music service, but Apple’s thrown its hat into the ring and announced “Beats One”, or the Apple Music service, which will be available for US$9.99 per month for a single account, US$14.99 per month for a family account and feature on-demand content and curated playlists. The service will launch on June 30 for Apple devices and Windows, but will also come to Android and Apple TV this fall.

During his segment of the keynote speech, Apple executive Jimmy Iovine stated that one of the key components of Apple Music is human-curated playlists, which Iovine said offer much better...

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14:55
iOS 9 to Add More Intelligence and iPad Multitasking

Apple has announced iOS 9 with a number of refinements to iOS, improving the efficiency of the operating system, taking better advantage of the iPad’s screen size, adding intelligent features, and enhancing the built-in apps.

 

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14:49
How to identify your MacBook Air

Use this information to help you determine which MacBook Air model you have.

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14:42
Where to find your AppleCare registration number

You’ll need the registration number to register the AppleCare plan for your new Apple device.

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14:39
Apple announces watchOS 2, new features such as...

Apple pulled the curtain back on watchOS 2, its upcoming operating system for the Apple Watch, on Monday. The new version, which will be available in the fall, is said to feature added support for native third-party apps, on-screen video playback, and a collection of many new features for both users and developers.

The upcoming operating system offers the following fixes and changes:

New Timepiece functions: Apple is adding Photo face, Photo Album face, and a Time-Lapse Face covering five different cities to the collection of Watch faces; Photo and Time-Lapse were slated to be part of watchOS 1.0, but didn’t make the cut....

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14:38
Mapbox Sponsoring TidBITS

Please welcome our latest TidBITS sponsor, Mapbox, makers of the Mapbox mapping platform for designers and developers.

 

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14:22
MasterCard UK & Ireland Customers have Access to...

Today during Apple's WWDC 2015 Keynote, Jennifer Baily, a 10-year Apple Veteran and VP of Internet Services, took to the Stage to talk about Apple Pay coming to the UK. More importantly, MasterCard announced that they'll be offering its customer's access to Apple Pay, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way ...

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14:22
iOS 9 "Move to iOS" app to ease the move...

With all of the great new things coming out for Apple devices, it's not surprising that Apple will be adding a new "Move to iOS" app in iOS 9 that will make it fast and simple for Android users to wirelessly transfer information to a new iOS device.

The app is shown on Apple's iOS 9 preview web page and it's noted that Android users can move photos and video, bookmarks, mail accounts, contacts, message histories, and even wallpapers between devices. However, DRM-protected music, video and ebooks won't be moved over. 

Next, the app actually analyzes the free Android apps on a device and then makes suggestions on how to rebuild or replace those items with iOS versions. If an app is a paid app, it's added to the user's iTunes Wish List so that it can be purchased later.

Expect to see this capability this fall when iOS 9 ships. 

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14:20
OWC announces USB-C Dock

Other World Computing has announced the OWC USB-C Dock. Available for immediate pre-order, it provides a complete connectivity solution for the 2015 Apple MacBook and other computers that utilize USB-C ports.

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14:18
Apple Music

John Welch:

WEDR, and its DJs taught me things. Like what funk was. What soul was. Not the calm, whitewashed things you saw on TV when they trotted out Ray Charles for yet another rendering of “Georgia on My Mind” or “Hit The Road, Jack”. But the deep dirty funk. It’s where I first heard Prince, Earth, Wind, and Fire, and so many other artists.

But here’s the thing: WEDR and the DJs were the only way I was going to hear that. My friends were all into either Zeppelin & Pink Floyd, or Disco. From them, I’d have never heard this stuff.

My friend John Welch makes a great point about Apple Music and Beats 1. Like him, I’m interested, if not excited, by what Apple and their DJs come up with. Like John, I’m of an age when DJs mattered. Maybe Apple can bring that age back.

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14:15
Apple introduces iOS 9, outlines upcoming features...

Apple introduced iOS 9 during the Worldwide Developers Conference with a copious number of new changes.

As the mighty Craig Federighi took the stage, he highlighted improvements for Siri, power management, extending battery life, etc.

Federighi cited that Siri is now 40 percent faster, and comes with a new interface that matches Apple Watch, and understands contextual statements like, “show me my WWDC photos from last year.”

iOS 9 will include a Proactive Assistant that learns your routine and offers to perform tasks based on your location, the time of day, or activity. Proactive Assistant can search your email messages for phone numbers to...

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14:14
WatchOS 2 brings new features, more powerful and...

Ars Technica:

All of the Apple Watch’s third-party applications so far have used WatchKit, a small SDK that limits apps’ functionality and UI and restricts them from using all the watch’s underlying hardware. At its WWDC keynote today, Apple announced that it would be moving beyond WatchKit and giving its third-party developers a more capable, native SDK that can take advantage of more of the Apple Watch’s features.

With WatchOS 2 and the native SDK, third-party apps will be able to do more of the things that Apple’s first-party apps can do.

This is a really big deal, akin to the launch of the App store the year after the original iPhone launch. It’s going to make the Apple Watch app ecosystem positively explode.

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13:56
Apple Pay expands benefits, heads to the UK

Apple says Apple Pay is making everyday payments even better by adding support for rewards programs and store-issued credit and debit cards with iOS 9. It's also heading to the United Kingdom.

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13:55
Introducing Apple Music — All The Ways You Love...

Apple today unveiled Apple Music, a single, intuitive app that combines the best ways to enjoy music — all in one place. Apple Music is a streaming music service, a worldwide live radio station broadcasting 24 hours a day, and a new way for music fans to connect with their favorite artists. Apple Music combines the largest and most diverse collection of music with the expertise of world-class experts who have programmed playlists for your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC, Apple TV, and Android phones. Apple Music will be available starting June 30 in over 100 countries. “We love music, and the new Apple Music service puts an incredible experience at every fan’s fingertips,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “All the ways people love enjoying music come together in one app — a revolutionary streaming service, live worldwide radio, and an exciting way for fans to connect with artists.”

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13:52
Apple Previews iOS 9

Apple today unveiled iOS 9, giving a preview of new iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch software that will be available this fall. In this upcoming release, iOS devices become more intelligent and proactive with powerful search and improved Siri features — all without compromising users’ privacy. New multitasking features designed specifically for iPad allow you to work with two apps simultaneously, side-by-side, or with the new Picture-in-Picture feature, to keep watching a video while browsing the web, composing email, or using any other app. “iOS 9 is packed with more intelligence throughout, and delivers big updates to the apps customers use most — Maps supports public transit, a redesigned Notes app provides great new ways to capture ideas, and a beautiful News app delivers content that’s personalized to your interests,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “With our new iPad features, users can take advantage of the power of iPad, working in...

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13:51
Apple Announces News App for iPhone and iPad

Apple today unveiled an all-new News app delivering the best news reading experience on any mobile device. Available with iOS 9 this fall for iPhone and iPad, News combines the visually rich layout of a magazine with the immediacy and customization of digital media. News follows over a million topics and pulls relevant stories based on your specific interests that can be easily shared or saved for later. News is powered by the new custom-designed Apple News Format, a digital publishing format that allows publishers to create beautiful layouts. “News seamlessly delivers the articles you want to read in a beautiful and uncluttered format, while respecting your privacy, because Apple doesn’t share your personal data,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “We already have nearly 20 publishers representing more than 50 titles joining us, including Condé Nast, ESPN, The New York Times, Hearst, Time Inc., CNN, and Bloomberg.”

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13:50
Apple Announces OS X El Capitan

Apple today announced OS X El Capitan, a new version of OS X that refines the Mac experience and improves system performance. Building on last year’s release of OS X Yosemite, El Capitan introduces enhancements to window management, built-in apps, and Spotlight search, and makes everyday activities faster and more responsive. Metal, Apple’s breakthrough graphics technology, is integrated into El Capitan, delivering systemwide performance gains and enabling games and pro apps to tap into the full power of Mac graphics processors. “OS X delivers unparalleled integration between Mac hardware, iOS devices, apps, and online services, and has helped Mac sales outpace the PC industry every year for the last decade,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “Customers loved last year’s landmark OS X Yosemite release and made it the fastest-adopted PC operating system ever. With El Capitan, we’re further refining the Mac experience with enhancements to...

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13:50
Apple announces changes for HomeKit, plans for...

HomeKit is evolving.

On Monday, Apple announced several changes to its connected-home platform. The next version of HomeKit, which will correspond with the launch of iOS 9 this fall, will add support for motorized window shades and a raft of new sensor classes, including motion and carbon-monoxide detectors.

HomeKit already supports a limited number of thermostats, along with lighting controls from Lutron and Insteon. While Apple didn’t release any specifics, it indicated that the next version of HomeKit would work with home security devices such as those manufactured by outfits like ADT and Vivint.

Apple’s Senior Vice President of Software...

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13:50
WWDC 2015: iOS 9 Key Features

During today's WWDC 2015 Keynote, Apple senior vice president of Software Engineering Craig Federighi introduced the upcoming version of Apple's mobile operating system -- iOS 9. Key features of iOS 9 include:

Slide Over, Split View and Picture-in-Picture

Slide Over provides a way to work in a second app without leaving the first with a single swipe. With a tap on the iPad Air 2, the new Split View (see image at top) lets iPad users work in two apps at the same time side-by-side. As AWT Editor Dave Caolo noted during our Google Hangout, "this may finally make the iPad something I can use to do work on everyday." For video or FaceTime calls, the Picture-in-Picture functionality provides a way to continue watching or talking while using your favorite apps.

All of the multitasking capabilities are supported by the built-in Apple apps and third-party developers can use new APIs to add support to their apps. 

Multi-Touch Trackpad...

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13:49
If you see duplicate contacts after setting up...

After you set up iCloud Contacts, you might see duplicated contacts on your iOS device, Mac, or PC.

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13:49
Apple Previews New Apple Watch Software

Apple today previewed watchOS 2, the first major software update for Apple Watch, giving developers the tools to build faster and more powerful apps running natively on Apple Watch. Starting today, developers can take advantage of innovative hardware features of Apple Watch including the Digital Crown, Taptic Engine, and heart rate sensor, along with software APIs to build new app experiences. Available to Apple Watch users this fall, watchOS 2 also includes new watch faces, third-party app information as watch face complications, and new communication capabilities in Mail, Friends, and Digital Touch. “We are thrilled with the feedback we’re getting from Apple Watch customers, and after just a few weeks of availability we’re excited for developers to start building native apps for watchOS 2,” said Kevin Lynch, Apple’s vice president of Technology. “We think Apple Watch users will love being able to see information from their favorite apps right on the watch face, and enjoy the many...

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13:48
Apple Pay Giving Shoppers Even More Ways to Pay

Apple today announced Apple Pay is adding support for rewards programs and store-issued credit and debit cards with iOS 9. Apple Pay will also give shoppers more ways to pay in the U.S., expanding merchant acceptance to over one million locations next month and bringing support for Discover this fall. With this addition, Apple Pay will accept credit and debit cards across all major card networks, issued by the most popular banks, representing 98 percent of all credit card purchase volume in the U.S. “Apple Pay has kicked off a new era of payments and our users love the incredibly easy, secure, and private way to pay,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “We’re bringing our customers the most requested features with support for rewards and store-issued cards, and expanding how and where Apple Pay is accepted, which truly transforms the way people pay.”

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13:46
Apple Pay Coming to the UK

Apple today announced that starting next month, Apple Pay will be available to customers in the UK, bringing them the easy, secure and private way to pay. At launch, over 250,000 locations will accept Apple Pay, with support from eight of the UK’s most established banks, across all of the major credit and debit card networks. “We’re thrilled to bring Apple Pay to the UK with support at launch from the most popular banks, an incredible roster of merchants, and many of our users’ favorite apps.” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services.

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13:45
Apple replaces Newsstand with Flipboard-style app...

An app called News for iOS 9 replaces Newsstand as the place Apple wants mainstream periodicals—plus websites and every other kind of publisher—to place stories and articles, and Apple showed off a sneak peek during Monday’s WWDC keynote. According to messages from developers who have installed iOS 9, the Newsstand quasi-folder turns into a regular folder, and Newsstand apps now have a standard, static iOS icon rather than a custom issue-cover one. These apps can be dragged to the home screen like any other, and the converted folder may be deleted.

Newsstand, first introduced in iOS 6 with unique features for publishers, including automatic background downloading and updatable cover images, has languished since iOS 7. With that release, Apple gave all developers access to some features and removed the preview on the Newsstand icon. (Side note: I actually edited and then owned a Newsstand publication from 2012 to 2014, so I know first hand...

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13:36
Apple launches News app for the iPhone and iPad

Apple has unveiled an all-new News app that will be available with iOS 9 this fall for the iPhone and iPad. It combines the layout of a magazine with the immediacy and customization of digital media, according to Susan Prescott, Apple's vice president of product marketing, who demoed the app at today's Worldwide Developer Conference keynote.

News follows over a million topics and pulls relevant stories based on your specific interests that can be shared or saved for later — without compromising your privacy, she says. It's powered by the new custom-designed Apple News Format.
 

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13:35
Apple announces OS X 10.11 El Capitan, plans for...

The torrent of news and announcements from this year’s WWDC keynote starts here.

It starts with El Capitan.

On Monday, Apple announced OS X 10.11 El Capitan, the next version of its operation system. The updated OS will feature new versions of multiple stock apps, including Safari, Mail and Notes, improved Spotlight search with natural language enhancements and contextually aware results, Metal for Mac and other new features and refinements.

The announced changes are as follows:

Safari: A new pinned feature enables users to keep websites listed at the top of Safari, similar to a bookmarks bar. The browser also gains a universal mute feature that allows...

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13:29
First Look: Apple drops Helvetica for San Francisco...

The first pre-release versions of Apple's new iOS 9 mobile operating system confirm the company's plans to bring its bespoke San Francisco typeface to the rest of its product lineup, as Helvetica's short run has come to a close.

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13:24
Apple unveils Apple Music; available June 30

Apple has introduced Apple Music, an app that the company says "combines the best ways to enjoy music — all in one place." It's a streaming music service, a worldwide live radio station from Apple broadcasting 24 hours a day and a tool for music fans to connect with their favorite artists.

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13:10
Apple introduces watchOS 2 for the Apple Watch

Today at its Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple previewed watchOS 2, the first major software update for Apple Watch, giving developers the tools to build apps running natively on the smartwatch.

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13:06
Get help with Mail on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

You might not be able to send email with Mail on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Or you might be unable to get email, or move a message. This article can help you solve these and other issues with Mail on your iOS device.

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12:52
iOS 8.4, iTunes for Mac updates coming by June 30 to...

As a part of its its WWDC 2015 keynote, Apple announced that iOS 8.4 and a new version of iTunes will be available by June 30, in time for the launch of the on-demand Apple Music streaming service.

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12:48
If your Mac or iThing runs Yosemite or iOS 8, it can...

Here's some good news for just about everyone: For the first time in many years, neither iOS nor OS X drops any current hardware from the system requirements list. If your device can run OS X Yosemite (or Mavericks, or Mountain Lion), it can run OS X El Capitan. If it can run iOS 8, it can run iOS 9. For your convenience, here's the complete list of Macs supported, pulled from this developer support page:

  • iMac (Mid-2007 or later)
  • MacBook (13-inch Aluminum, Late 2008), (13-inch, Early 2009 or later)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid-2009 or later), (15-inch, Mid/Late 2007 or later), (17-inch, Late 2007 or later)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008 or later)
  • Mac Mini (Early 2009 or later)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2008 or later)
  • Xserve (Early 2009)

And here's the...

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12:48
Apple announces modest changes to its HomeKit...

Apple announced several upcoming enhancements to its HomeKit connected-home platform at its worldwide developer conference today. With the release of iOS 9 this fall, HomeKit will add support for motorized window shades and a raft of new sensor classes, including motion and carbon-monoxide detectors.

The software already supports a limited number of thermostats, along with lighting controls from Lutron and Insteon. Without releasing any specifics, Apple also announced that iOS 9 will render HomeKit compatible with various home-security systems; presumably, that means comprehensive services such as ADT and Vivint, but that’s just...

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12:47
Apple Watch apps will get much more useful with...

Apple is removing the training wheels for Apple Watch app makers, letting them take full advantage of the device’s hardware.

Currently, Apple Watch apps can’t function without a paired iPhone, which handles not just Internet connectivity but core functions such as the app's logic. These apps also can’t tap into key hardware features such as the microphone, motion sensors, the heart monitor, and the Digital Crown.

All of that’s going to change now that Apple is allowing native app development on the Watch. The new and improved apps should start to arrive this fall, alongside the release of WatchOS 2 and iOS 9.

Why this matters: The Apple Watch is an exquisite piece of hardware, but one that can be extremely frustrating to use. Users are frequently confronted with loading screens, as third-party apps struggle to load everything they need from a paired iPhones. And when these apps finally load, most of them are of limited utility. The new powers...

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12:45
WWDC 2015 Roundup

Here's an overview of the main announcements and new products unveiled at WWDC today.
The latest OS X will be named OS X El Capitan. Features include: Natural language searches and auto-arrange windows. You can make the cursor bigger by shaking the mouse and pin sites in Safari now. 1.4x faster than Yosemite. Available to developers today, public beta in July, out for free in the fall.Metal, the graphics API is coming to Mac. "Metal combines the compute power of OpenCL and the graphics power of OpenGL in a high-performance API that does both." Up to 40% greater rendering efficiency.iOS 9: New Siri UI. There’s an API for search. Siri and Spotlight are getting more integrated. Siri getting better at prediction with a far lower word error rate. You can make checklists, draw and sketch inside of Notes. Maps gets some love. New app called News "We think this offers the best mobile reading experience ever." Like Flipboard it pulls in news articles from your favorite sites. HomeKit...

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12:41
Apple Announces Apple Music Service

Apple has announced its long-anticipated Apple Music streaming service, based on the Beats Music service it acquired last year.

 

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12:41
Apple reveals new integrated developer program for...

Developers will no longer be required to maintain separate memberships to develop for Apple's Mac and iOS platforms, as the company has done away with the old configuration in favor of a new, unified Apple Developer Program.

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12:40
Apple previews iOS 9 at WWDC

Apple has unveiled iOS 9, giving a preview of new iPhone, iPad and iPod touch software that will be available this fall. In this upcoming release, iOS devices become more intelligent and proactive with powerful search and improved Siri features — all without compromising users’ privacy, according to according to Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering.

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12:38
Apple Announces iOS 9 With Proactive Siri, Maps...

At today's WWDC keynote, Apple unveiled iOS 9, the latest version of its mobile operating system. iOS 9, which is designed to improve upon iOS 8, has four central areas of focus: intelligence, apps, iPad multitasking, and foundation.

With iOS 9, our iOS devices are more intelligent and proactive thanks to improved Siri features and new deeper Spotlight search, and the iPad experience is better than ever with the addition of multitasking, letting users run two apps at once on the same screen. Built in apps like Notes and Maps have gained new features, there's a newly announced News app for reading news stories, and Passbook has been renamed to Wallet.

Most importantly, performance...

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12:37
Apple Announces watchOS 2 With Native Apps, Third-...

At today's Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple detailed some major changes coming to watchOS, the operating system that powers the Apple Watch. New features in watchOS 2 include support for native apps, third-party complications, communications improvements, better health and fitness performance, new Siri capabilities, and more.

With watchOS 2, Apple Watch apps are going to see some major improvements. Developers will be able to build apps that run entirely on the Apple Watch, speeding up launch speeds, and they're also getting access to a whole host of Apple Watch features.

Developers have access to the Taptic Engine, to build haptic notifications into third-party applications, and they're also getting access to sensors like the accelerometer and the heart rate sensor. That means third-party apps will be able to track your movement and heart rate, contributing...

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12:29
Apple Music turns iTunes into a streaming service

Apple to Spotify: We’ll take it from here.

Apple’s long-awaited new streaming-music service, Apple Music, isn’t just a shot at the dominant player, which has 60 million active users. The new app challenges the way people get songs from Apple itself, which has long placed a high premium on its iTunes digital download storefront and emphasized how that platform revolutionized the music industry.

Apple’s new service, unveiled during Monday’s keynote at the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference, takes iTunes to the next level by making 30 million of the expansive catalog’s songs streamable. That’s millions of songs on demand, right alongside the music you already own. You can comb through the iTunes catalog to find tracks you like or want to save for later.

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12:28
Apple’s watchOS 2 to Gain Native Apps, Third-Party...

New watch faces, new complications, native apps, and a nightstand mode — with watchOS 2, Apple’s new wearable will gain numerous features that early adopters have been clamoring for.

 

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12:19
Snow in Yosemite: Apple Introduces OS X 10.11 El...

At its Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple introduced the next version of its Mac operating system: OS X 10.11 El Capitan. The feature list is short, pointing toward El Capitan being a Snow Leopard-like release that focuses on polishing existing features and improving performance.

 

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12:12
Apple announces OS X El Capitan

Apple has announced OS X El Capitan, a new version of OS X that refines the Mac experience and improves system performance. Building on last year’s release of OS X Yosemite, El Capitan introduces enhancements to window management, built-in apps and Spotlight search, and makes everyday activities — from launching apps to accessing email — faster and more responsive, according to Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering.

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12:01
Apple Music streams songs on-demand, features 24/7...

Featuring on-demand content, curated playlists, and a new global always-on radio station dubbed "Beats One," Apple Music is a subscription service that aims to redefine how people discover and listen to music for $9.99 a month, or $14.99 for six family members. It launches on June 30 for Apple devices and Windows, but will also come to Android and Apple TV this fall.

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12:00
New user experiences in Office 365 on the web

Today we are introducing a set of new user experiences in Office 365 on the web that provide quick access to notifications, help and what’s new feature introductions, contextual and immersive settings and the integration of Skype for Business conversations – all within the context of your work. These new features will be available across Office 365 web applications via a set of persistent icons in the top right of the navigation bar.

Let’s take a quick look at what’s new:

Quick access to notifications

A new notifications pane displays real-time updates on your system alerts, personal reminders and communications, including new mails and group likes. You can access the notifications pane via the persistent notification bell icon. The notification bell will display the corresponding number of available notifications.

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12:00
WWDC15: Now Live Streaming

Learn about the latest advancements in Apple technologies with over 100 sessions presented by Apple engineers. We’re live streaming select sessions daily and posting videos of all sessions throughout this week. Watch WWDC session videos.

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12:00
WWDC15: Now Live Streaming

Learn about the latest advancements in Apple technologies with over 100 sessions presented by Apple engineers. We’re live streaming select sessions daily and posting videos of all sessions throughout this week. Watch WWDC session videos.

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11:56
iOS 9's major iPad upgrades include...

Major changes are coming to our iPads, from the way we select text, to the way we interact with our favorite apps and play videos.

Speaking at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference on Monday, Senior Vice President Craig Federighi showcased an updated version of iOS 9 that included a few new features designed specifically with tablet users in mind.

Let’s start with QuickType, an enhancement to the iPad’s onscreen keyboard that includes new shortcuts and turns into a trackpad when you place two fingers on it. The trackpad can be used to select text, move objects around, and generally combine the convenience of touch controls and the precision of a mouse.

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11:50
Apple Music is “the next chapter in music,” debuts...

SAN FRANCISCO—Apple announced its long-rumored, Beats-powered music subscription service at Monday's 2015 WWDC opening day keynote. It will arrive on June 30 on iOS devices "in over 100 countries" with a free, three-month trial, after which point users will have to pay a $10/month subscription fee. Family plans will also launch for up to six users at a rate of $15/month. Access will expand to Android and Apple TV devices "this fall." Subscription fees for the UK, Europe, and elsewhere, were not announced—but they'll probably be around £6/€10 for a normal account and £10/€15 for a family plan.

The announcement came at the end of the keynote in the form of a typical "one more thing" moment from Apple CEO Tim Cook, which he kicked off by telling the crowd, "We love music." From there, Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine took the stage to talk about...

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11:49
Apple Announces 'Apple Music' With '...

Apple today announced Apple Music, an all-in-one app for discovering, listening to and sharing music. Apple Music is both a streaming music service and 24-hour live radio station, in addition to a platform for artists to share lyrics, backstage photos, videos or latest songs for fans to comment on and share through social media.

Apple Music's streaming music service enables users to search and stream millions of songs from iTunes, with human curated playlists from music experts for improved personalization over algorithmically created playlists. Apple Music will be available for iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC on June 30, with support for Apple TV and Android coming in the fall.

Apple's new 24-hour global radio station called Beats 1 will be broadcast live in over 100 countries, headlined by former BBC radio DJ Zane Lowe alongside other...

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11:34
Apple replaces Passbook with Wallet as Apple Pay...

Apple Pay was designed to replace your physical wallet, and with iOS 9, Apple is uniting Apple Pay and Passbook under a new umbrella called, appropriately, Wallet.

Announced during Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote Monday, the new app will replace Passbook, but function in the same way: You’ll still store your concert tickets in Wallet alongside your Apple Pay card information. Your rewards cards for stores like Kohl’s and JCPenney will also hang out in Wallet, because Apple Pay will start supporting retail loyalty programs this fall.

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11:33
iOS 9 makes Siri more intelligent, adds transit maps...

Macworld:

On Monday morning at WWDC, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed new enhancements to iOS 9, calling it “the world’s most advanced mobile operating system.” Among the key features are a major Siri update, deep-dive transit Maps and a ton of useful user-experience improvements.

According to Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering who led the iOS presentation and demo, Apple wants to add “intelligence throughout the user experience.”

Watching the keynote, I thought the same thing – Siri will not only get more “intelligence” but, for me, a lot more functionality.

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11:30
WatchOS 2 brings new features, more powerful and...

SAN FRANCISCO—All of the Apple Watch's third-party applications so far have used WatchKit, a small SDK that limits apps' functionality and UI and restricts them from using all the watch's underlying hardware. At its WWDC keynote today, Apple announced that it would be moving beyond WatchKit and giving its third-party developers a more capable, native SDK that can take advantage of more of the Apple Watch's features.

With WatchOS 2 and the native SDK, third-party apps will be able to do more of the things that Apple's first-party apps can do. Devs can also have an easier time working on difficult or impossible to execute apps like games. With native apps, the processing that goes into each application will run on the watch itself rather than on its companion phone. The native SDK gives developers access to the Digital...

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11:29
Apple Maps in iOS 9 adds public transit, local...

Apple on Monday announced an update to Maps that include access to public transit directions, enhanced location detail, and the ability to discover nearby business and other points of interest.

Apple's new public transit maps starts in 10 major cities in North America and Europe, plus 300 locations in China.

Speaking from the stage at this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference, senior vice-president Craig Federighi mentioned that Maps will soon provide dedicated maps and directions for public transit systems in a number of cities like San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, London, Paris, and over 300 locations in China. The company has gone as far as incorporating detailed surveys of individual subway stations into its data—a feature that makes the directions provided by Maps more accurate and timely.

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11:27
Apple's Siri becomes even more helpful with...

Apple said its Siri digital assistant will soon become far more helpful, proactively—but discreetly—figuring out what you want to do before you do it.

The upgrade, announced Monday at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference and expected in iOS 9, will put Siri more on a par with Google Now and Microsoft’s Cortana, reminding you when you need to leave for an appointment, queueing up your favorite jams when you hit the gym, and other helpful features.

Siri fields a billion requests per week, according to Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering. Siri also responds to those requests with just a 5 percent error rate, he added.

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11:19
Apple open sources Swift

Today, Apple announced that Swift 2 is on its way with a number of new features and better performance. But perhaps the most striking news is that the whole codebase—the compiler and standard libraries—will be open sourced. Code that even works on Linux will be released later this year.

Apple VP Craig Federighi dropped the news about Swift as what seemed like an afterthought following a long description of MacOS and iOS features and enhancements. He said that Apple would be "stepping on the gas this year with Swift 2," and he promised significant speedups to the performance of applications coded with the language. Part of this comes from what he termed "whole module optimization," although he offered no details as to what that entailed.

Most of the details came from a single slide, which showed some of the new features behind a Swift logo. Key among these were an error handling system...

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11:11
Apple announces OS X El Capitan, with focus on...

Re/code:

Apple today introduced the next version of its Mac operating system, OS X El Capitan, focusing on two key areas of improvement: Experience and performance.

Mac OS X El Capitan is available to developers today, and will be released to the public in the fall as a free download.

I’ll get it just for the cool “find my cursor” feature.

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11:07
Apple reveals OS X 10.11 El Capitan, promising...

Apple has brought Yosemite to the mountain: El Capitan, specifically, which is the name of OS X 10.11 as well as a peak in Yosemite National Park. Revealed Monday at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, El Capitan the release is intended to reach a higher point, but not dig new ground.

Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering, emphasized the release is about an improvement in experience and performance. El Capitan’s announcement focused on small points of irritation and big bumps in efficiency.

Safari adds pinning, letting users keep particular pages readily available. The sites will be regularly updated in the background to keep them up to date. In a feature that received plenty of applause among the audience, Safari will now make it easy to reveal which tab or tabs is playing sound, and let audio be muted with a single click on in its tab.

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11:02
iOS 9 makes Siri more intelligent, adds transit maps...

Siri is about to get much, much smarter.

On Monday morning at WWDC, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed new enhancements to iOS 9, calling it “the world’s most advanced mobile operating system.” Among the key features are a major Siri update, deep-dive transit Maps and a ton of useful user-experience improvements.

According to Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering who led the iOS presentation and demo, Apple wanted to add “intelligence throughout the user experience” in iOS 9.

Siri: In iOS 9, Siri can pull up photos and videos stored on your device. Siri becomes a smarter assistant by looking at how you are using your iPhone at any given moment. For example, when you’re looking at a webpage on Safari, you can create a Siri reminder by saying “remind me about this” and Siri will refer back to the webpage you are browsing.

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10:45
Apple Pay expands to UK, now supports Square

SAN FRANCISCO—At its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced a slew of Apple Pay updates including UK expansion, availability of retail store cards, and compatibility with mobile-payment service Square.

VP of Apple Pay Jennifer Bailey noted Apple Pay expects to surpass one million locations next month, and the service is integrating new apps daily like Delta and Etsy. The UK rollout of Apple Pay will happen in July with eight of the country's biggest banks on board. Bailey said service will support more than 70 percent of the credit and debit cards within the country at launch. Add 250,000 launch locations (including the London transit) to that initiative, and the Apple Pay UK launch is bigger than the US one.


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10:30
Newly unveiled iOS 9 focuses on more proactive Siri...

SAN FRANCISCO—As expected, Apple used its WWDC keynote today to take the wraps off iOS 9, the newest version of its operating system for iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches. While iOS 7 and iOS 8 ushered in big changes, iOS 9 will instead focus on speed and stability. In other words, iOS 9 will be to iOS 8 as OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard was to OS X 10.5.

That said, Apple isn't promoting iOS 9 using Snow Leopard's "no new features" label. The new operating system harvests some of iOS 8's lowest-hanging fruit and continues the work of opening the platform up to developers. It also tweaks the aesthetic introduced back in iOS 7.

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10:14
El Capitan, next version of OS X, to arrive this fall

SAN FRANCISCO—As usual, another opening-day WWDC keynote has brought with it another new version of OS X. The new version, El Capitan, introduces a handful of new features to the platform but is otherwise focused on refinement, both in the overall stability of the OS and in its visual identity (El Capitan switches the system font from Helvetica Neue to the Apple Watch's San Francisco typeface, which changes the look of the OS in subtle but significant ways).

Spotlight becomes "more expressive," according to Apple VP Craig Federighi, gaining some semantic abilities and incorporating some natural language searching. There are also improvements to window management and the built-in apps. On stage, Federighi showed off an improvement to the UI where a shake of the mouse causes the cursor to temporarily grow huge—for finding...

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09:52
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 8...

Notable software releases this week include Fission 2.2.4, QuarkXPress 2015 11.0.0.1, CrashPlan 4.2, SpamSieve 2.9.20, Evernote 6.0.13, iFlicks 2.2.1, Mactracker 7.4.4, Tinderbox 6.3, and Fantastical 2.0.6.

 

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09:51
ExtraBITS for 8 June 2015

In ExtraBITS this week, Tim Cook tackles Apple’s diversity problem, Yahoo drops some services for older Apple devices, and Apple recalls the Beats Pill XL speaker.

 

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09:23
The Best Unsung Features of Windows 10


There are things about working with large companies that can be really frustrating. For instance, when both Windows Vista and Windows 8 were coming to market, a number of us pointed out that things needed to be fixed before the product was released, but we were ignored, with catastrophic results. This time, however, Windows 10 is looking better than any OS I've ever reviewed, and it is largely because Microsoft did two things I've been requesting since Windows 95.

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09:13
Apple May Introduce a Flipboard like App Today and...

According to a new last moment WWDC related report, "Apple plans to announce at a free, Flipboard-like product ...

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08:37
Live Coverage of Apple's WWDC 2015 Keynote: iOS...

Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) kicks off today at the Moscone West convention center in San Francisco, with the event headlined by the traditional keynote address beginning at 10:00 AM Pacific Time / 1:00 PM Eastern Time.

In line with tradition, Apple is expected to provide the first looks at iOS 9 and OS X 10.11, with the company also announcing a fresh push into streaming music led by a new Apple Music subscription service and a revamped iTunes Radio. Apple is also expected to debut new tools allowing developers to build native Apple Watch apps and perhaps make some additional announcements related to Apple Pay and HomeKit.

Apple is providing a live video stream on its website and via Apple TV.

In addition to Apple's video stream, we will be updating this...

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08:11
2015 WWDC Keynote live stream

Apple:

WWDC15 is the epicenter of change. Experience the keynote live today at 10 a.m. PDT.

Apple has already begun posting photos from outside the Moscone Center.

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08:10
Philips announces that Hue Lights will be available...

Philips’ Hue Lights will get HomeKit support and be en route to you this fall.

Philips has also stated that the smart lights you already own will work with HomeKit and you won’t have to replace them to get them working with HomeKit.

The company released the following statement on its Facebook page:

Starting this fall we will take your lighting experience to the next level and unlock new features for your existing Hue lights. Stay tuned to learn how we will support you with any necessary upgrade to your system. More details will follow from September 2015 onwards.

HomeKit will include Siri-based support,...

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08:07
The new Microsoft era: any developer, any app, any...

This year, Microsoft is making major investments in developer and cloud tools to move beyond Windows and bring great support to iOS developers and other popular platforms. As part of this focus, Microsoft is sponsoring Altconf this week and will be there to show you some of the cool new services and free tools to help you take your apps to the next level.

I also want to thank Microsoft for sponsoring the Beard Bash party on Monday June 8th. Life may run on code, but we all know developers run on beer.

If you cannot attend Altconf or the Beardbash, you can learn more about what is possible at http://AnyDevAnyApp.com.

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08:06
CNBC's Jim Cramer See's Younger People...

Jim Cramer, famous for his CNBC "Mad Money" segment was on TV this morning stating that "a lot of younger people that I met this weekend ...

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07:53
Tim Cook says lack of diversity in tech is ‘our...

Mashable:

The day before Apple kicked off its annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), the company hosted a special orientation session for the recipients of its WWDC Scholarship Program — with a special surprise guest, CEO Tim Cook.

Cook, who surprised the scholarship winners by making an appearance at the orientation session. He looked at apps, talked to the winners and took selfies.

Good interview.

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07:22
Apple Reportedly Working on a New High Speed Network...

According to a new report, Apple is reportedly assembling a high-speed network and upgrading how it builds data centers, a push to be more competitive with Amazon.com Inc., Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. in cloud services. Whether Apple will discuss this today or at a later date is unknown at this time.

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07:02
It's Showtime! Apple is Finally Set to take the...

On Friday we posted a report titled "The World Awaits the Big Apple Music Announcements coming this Monday that Could Rock the Music World Once Again," and this is likely to be Apple's Big Bang segment ...

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06:40
Philips says HomeKit coming to Hue in the fall,...

Philips has confirmed on Facebook that it will be adding HomeKit support to its iPhone-controlled Hue lighting system – and that existing lights will be compatible.

The post gives no specific details, but in response to a customer question about whether existing Hue lights will work with HomeKit, Philips confirmed that they will.

Yes, the solution we are working on will work with all your existing and new Hue lights. To get details about how your existing Philips Hue products will work with HomeKit, please follow us on Twitter or Facebook

The most likely approach is that Philips will offer a hub to act as a bridge between HomeKit and existing Hue products. The company says...

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06:40
If the iPhone had been created in 1987

The iPhone is such a gorgeous slab of metal and glass, it's hard to imagine what it would have looked like in the days of beige plastic: the '80's and '90's. Unless you're artist Pierre Cerveau

Pierre imagined what the iPhone would have looked like if it had been created in 1987. Note the nine-pin DVI port on the bottom, and the heat vents on the back. It's actually kind of cute.

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06:29
WWDC News Hub/Live Blog: Apple announces iOS 9, OS X...

It’s Monday, June 8th and nearly time for Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference. We’ve already run down what we’re expecting from the conference, ranging from a significant iOS 9 update for iPads, iPhones, iPod touches with a focus on quality, an upgraded version of OS X with the same core focus, the new Apple Music streaming service along with the new iTunes Radio, and the native software development kit (SDK) for the Apple Watch. We’ll be following the news closely from before the keynote, during the event, and after the event, and we’ll be live updating this post with the latest information out of the WWDC Keynote.

You can find our live updates and analysis below,...

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06:13
Apple Developer Portal goes down ahead of WWDC...

The Apple Developer portal has gone down ahead of Apple’s WWDC event later today, where Apple will announce its next-generation software platforms for Apple Watch, iOS and OS X. Posters from within the venue show that Watch OS will feature prominently as a newly rebranded as ‘watchOS’.

iOS 9, OS X 10.11 and watchOS will all require new SDKs and development tools for developers which is likely the cause for the developer portal going down. A new version of Xcode (following historical tradition) and Swift is also expected with the official Swift account teasing that they had something in the works a few days ago.

Sorry we've been quiet for a while. Working on something…

— Swift Language...

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06:00
Sponsor: Marketcircle, introducing Billings Pro for...

Our sponsor this week is a company that has been a big name in small business software for Mac and iOS devices for many years -- Marketcircle. It's appropriate that a company whose products have always been available on the leading edge of Apple devices has recently introduced an Apple Watch companion app for Billings Pro

Professionals who charge for their services by the hour have made Billings Pro a must-have app for Mac and iOS devices. Now the team at Marketcircle has added an Apple Watch app, making it simple to track time spent with a client with a tap on your wrist. Need to generate an invoice? Within a moment, you can do so from the iOS or Mac apps.

Billings Pro for Apple Watch joins the rest of Marketcircle's fine family of products, including Daylite, a powerful...

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05:33
External Link: Tim Cook Takes the Blame for Apple’s...

Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with Mashable’s Christina Warren to discuss Apple’s diversity, or lack thereof. Apple’s first diversity report from last year showed that Apple’s workforce is 70 percent male. “I think it’s our fault — ‘our’ meaning the whole tech community. I think in general we haven’t done enough to reach out and show young women that it’s cool to do it and how much fun it can be,” Cook said. Cook hopes to increase Apple’s diversity by reaching out to female students and historically black colleges. Apple has also extended WWDC scholarships to STEM organizations in order to bring in more diverse attendees.

 

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05:16
Fission 2.2.4

Updates the popular audio editor with a small but important collection of stability improvements. ($32 new, free update, 14.8 MB)

 

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05:01
Apple's CEO Tim Cook: "Diversity is the...

In a report in April we noted that last December Apple bolstered the number of scholarships it will offer to aspiring attendees of the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco in June, as it sought to cultivate greater diversity in its developer community." Yesterday Apple's CEO made good on his promise ...

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05:00
Here’s why random apps automatically install on your...

This has been driving me crazy.

Shortly after visiting the App Store on my iPhone I’d notice several new watch extensions installed on my Apple Watch. I know that I didn’t explicitly install MindNode, Drafts and FitStar on my Watch, and I specifically selected “Choose later” when setting up my Apple Watch.

What gives?

If this has been happening to you, there’s a simple reason. The answer comes via Andy Gipetti on Twitter: if you update an iOS app (on your iPhone, for instance) and it has a watch extension, the new watch...

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05:00
DistilUnion Wally Wallet Case for iPhone 6 Plus

Distilunion wally wallet case for iphone 6 plus. photo ©2015, steven sande. all rights reserved.

If you took a look at last Saturday's Caturday post, then you'll recognize the case that I'm reviewing today. In that post, One of DistilUnion's beautiful working cats -- Louie -- was seen modeling a product from the accessory manufacturer: the Wally Wallet Case for iPhone 6 Plus ($49.99), now available in a stunning gray leather.

Now, I haven't been a fan of many wallet cases in the past, as they were either too bulky or used a stick-on material to glom onto the back of the iPhone. I have nothing against nano suction material other than when you review as many iPhone cases as I do, you're constantly pulling off that sticky material. 

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04:54
Troi Encryptor Plug-in for FileMaker 14 updated to...

Troi Automatisering (www.troi.com) has released Troi Encryptor Plug-in 3.0 for FileMaker Pro 14. It's an update of the tool for for securing your FileMaker data, exporting or emailing your data without risk and importing safely back into FileMaker.

Version 3.0 adds support for 64-bit architecture with FileMaker Pro 14. It also adds AES-256 bit encryption, up from 128-bit in earlier versions.

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04:34
Kool Tools: TS-453mini NAS

QNAP Systems' (www.qnap.com) quad-core TS-453mini is a 4-bay vertical NAS that suits non-spacious office environments thanks to its stylish glossy look, tool-less hard drive installation, simple RAM upgrade design, a quiet exhaust for heat dissipation and LED indicators with adjustable brightness controls.

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04:32
Global server shipments grow 13%

In the first quarter of 2015, worldwide server shipments grew 13 percent year over year, while revenue increased 17.9% from the first quarter of 2014, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com). 

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01:59
What’s new: April 2015

The April Office 365 updates includes new apps, integrations, security capabilities and opportunities for developers, along with enhancements to existing services and apps. There’s a new pocket scanner app for iPhone and Android phones and, for business users, there are new apps for automatic data insights, company videos, and personalized search and discovery. Improvements to OneNote, Office Mix and Sway make doing research and creating presentations easier than ever, while improvements to Outlook, Delve, and Power Query help keep you productive at work. Plus Skype for Business is here, the first partners are bringing add-ins to Outlook, and public previews of Data Loss Prevention capabilities in SharePoint, OneDrive for Business and Office 2016 applications are on the way. A new email filtering service, now in private preview, is expected to be available this summer. Leave us a comment to let us know what your favorite new feature is. If you missed last month’s updates, see...

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01:00
Office 365—deploying Office in your environment

Join us for another virtual event live from a Microsoft Technology Center to learn how to deploy office in your organization with Office Click-to-Run.

Office Click-to-Run, the Office Deployment tool, allows administrators to customize and manage Office 2013 Click-to-Run deployments. This tool helps administrators manage installations sources, product/language combinations and deployment configuration options for Office Click-to-Run.

Office Click-to-Run is a Microsoft streaming and virtualization technology that reduces the time required to install Office and helps you run multiple versions of Office on the same computer. The streaming technology enables you to download and begin to use an Office product before the whole product is installed on your computer. The virtualization...

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00:44
Tim Cook interview on diversity suggests women...

Mashable has conducted an interesting interview with Tim Cook on the eve of WWDC, one of Apple’s largest events of the year. Although WWDC is known for its product announcements, Apple will announce the next versions of iOS and OS X as well as a streaming music service, the interview revolved around Apple’s efforts on company employee diversity.

Asked about the lack of women at keynotes, Cook says “you’ll see a change tomorrow”. This suggests that women will indeed feature more prominently at Apple’s presentation. In the last ten years, the number of women at Apple’s events comes in at the low single digits, most recently Christy Turlington Burns. Apple’s developer sessions have better gender diversity in their speakers but these are viewable only by registered developers, not the general...

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Sunday June 7

20:59
Firefox 38.0.5 - Fast, safe Web browser. (Free)

Firefox offers a fast, safe Web browsing experience.

Browse quickly, securely, and effortlessly. With its industry-leading features, Firefox is the choice of Web development professionals and casual users alike.

The Web, as it's meant to be experienced

Features:

  • Faster than Safari. Firefox stays speedy when other browsers become sluggish.
  • More private than Chrome. Firefox respects your privacy by minimizing suggestive pop-ups.
  • Bursting with features. Tabbed browsing, developer tools, extensions -- Firefox has it all, giving you the power to explore, customize, and create like never before.



Version 38.0.5: New

  • Keep track of articles and videos with Pocket
  • Clean formatting for articles and blog posts with Reader View
  • Share the active tab or window in a Hello conversation

Fixed...

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20:31
WWDC attendees greeted with jackets featuring Apple...

Attendees registering for Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference are being given a familiar jacket with a new flourish: text set in the company's new internally created San Francisco font, along with a clever reference to Apple's recently released Swift language.

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19:57
QuarkXPress 2015 11.0.0.1

Major new release for the professional graphic design and page layout software, with faster 64-bit architecture and the capability to create rich fixed layout ebooks. ($849 new, $349 upgrade, free update for version 11 licenses)

 

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15:22
The Logic Pros: How to create multi-layered synth...

The Logic Pros is a new regular series exploring all of the most interesting gadgets and software for making music on your Mac/iOS devices. If there is any gear you would like us to take a closer hands-on look at, let us know in the comments section below or shoot us an email.

In this week’s edition of The Logic Pros, we will be sticking with the basics to highlight one of Logic Pro X’s most helpful additions: Track Stacks. It is mainly used for organizational reasons and to provide a simple way to create sub-mixes inside your DAW, a technique that has been used by recording engineers/song makers for decades, and previous to Track Stacks, required a number of clicks to get up and running.

Most tutorials and articles online that showcase Logic’s macro, auto-grouping feature focus on the track management...

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14:57
WWDC 2015 guaranteed to highlight growing gap...

While tech pundits have long insisted that Apple and Google are growing more alike as rivals in smartphone and tablet computing, this week's WWDC should provide clear evidence that Apple is on a completely different track compared to the Android train operated by its formerly close iPhone services partner.

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14:56
CrashPlan 4.2

Improves handling of individual files with large amounts of metadata and changes steps for restoring from a Friend destination (formerly Guest Restore). (Free with a 30-day trial of online backup service, 54 MB)

 

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14:12
Carl Sagan's solar spacecraft finally deploys...

The Planetary Society's LightSail spacecraft just dodged another bullet -- the ground crew has not only regained contact with the Carl Sagan-inspired ship, but managed to deploy its sails. It's still not clear just what rendered the vessel silent las...

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13:53
Whoops! Sony Music CEO confirms Apple's new...

If you were hoping for Apple to announce a new music streaming service, it looks like you’re in luck. According to VentureBeat, Sony Music CEO Doug Morris effectively confirmed that the aforementioned rumored streaming service is real, and that it’ll make an appearance during Monday’s WWDC keynote.

Morris made the pre-announcement announcement Sunday while speaking at the Midem music industry conference in Cannes, France. Morris didn’t divulge any specifics on pricing and such, but VentureBeat notes that Morris “much prefers paid streaming services to ad-supported ones from a financial perspective.”

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13:00
Developers reflect on a year of learning, teaching,...

Apple first announced the Swift programming language at WWDC 2014, albeit in beta form. It was released alongside an extensive iBooks manual, and it was later discovered that Apple coded the WWDC app for that year’s conference in Swift without telling anyone. Sneaky.

Swift 1.0, the first non-beta version of the language, was released in September alongside iOS 8.0. Version 1.1 arrived a month later with OS X Yosemite, and version 1.2 came out in February. Each of these language tweaks was accompanied by an update for Xcode, and Apple has been working to improve the general speed and stability of Swift and Xcode itself throughout it all.

Now that the language has been around in one form or another for about a year, we checked in with a wide swath of...

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12:28
NASA pushes back its latest flying saucer test

NASA's not having an easy time testing the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator that should eventually put big payloads on Mars. The agency has scrubbed all test flights this weekend due to weather, and now won't take the flying saucer-like balloon for...

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10:51
Watch the US Navy test its electromagnetic jet...

The US Navy's next-gen electromagnetic catapult for aircraft carriers works! Well, OK, the military hasn't exactly used it to launch an actual fighter jet yet, but a recent test has proven that it can handle 80,000 pounds of steel. The Navy has been ...

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10:00
Liveblog: Apple’s WWDC keynote starts at 10am...

Apple is kicking off its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Fransisco with its traditional opening-day keynote, and we'll be on the ground to liveblog the proceedings starting at 10am Pacific (1pm Eastern, 6pm UK) on Monday.

WWDC is always a launching ground for the next versions of iOS and OS X. Apple will share their biggest new features and the general direction for each release, will issue the first of half-a-dozen-or-so developer betas for both operating systems, and aim for a release in the fall. We'll also probably get an update on the Swift programming language and on the Apple Watch's native SDK.

Aside from that, pretty much anything is fair game. We could hear more about Apple's TV-related ambitions, or get new Mac hardware, or hear about the Spotify competitor Apple has built on the back of Beats...

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09:42
Why Apple and Google Made Their Own Programming...

Gamoid writes: This Business Insider article looks into the state of Google Go and Apple Swift, highlighting what the two languages have in common — and why tech companies would bother involving themselves in the programming language holy wars. From the article: "One fringe benefit for Google and Apple is that making your own programming language makes recruitment easier — for instance, since it builds a lot of its own server applications in Go, Google is more likely to hire a developer who's already proficient in the language since she would need less training."


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08:57
Sony Music chief says Apple's streaming service...

In case there was any doubt that Apple is unveiling its self-branded streaming music service at the Worldwide Developer Conference this week, one loose-lipped executive just let the cat out of the bag. Sony Music CEO Doug Morris told guests at the Mi...

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08:45
FileZilla 3.11.0.2 - Fast and reliable FTP client. (...

FileZilla (ported from Windows) is a fast and reliable FTP client and server with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface.



Version 3.11.0.2: New Features

  • Implemented new date/time handling to solve issues with DST conversion
  • *nix: Official Linux binaries are now built for Debian Jessie
  • In passive mode transfer, the source IP of the data connection is now bound to the same source IP as the control connection

Fixed Vulnerabilities

  • Reject Diffie-Hellman Groups smaller than 1024 bits when using FTP over TLS to protect against the Logjam attack

Bug Fixes and Minor Changes

  • Fixed a potential crash if a connection gets remotely closed in the same moment a new connection is to be opened
  • Improved compatibility with servers sending pre-epoch timestamps
  • Fixed pt_BR translation
  • Do not bind the source IP address of the data connection if...

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08:38
Sony Music CEO Confirms Launch of Apple's Music...

An anonymous reader writes: Sony Music CEO Doug Morris said in an interview that Apple will announce a new music streaming service tomorrow at its World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC). The new Apple Music service will include subscription streaming music features as well as a revamped iTunes Radio service. "What does Apple bring to this?" Morris said. "Well, they've got $178 billion dollars in the bank. And they have 800 million credit cards in iTunes. Spotify has never really advertised because it's never been profitable. My guess is that Apple will promote this like crazy and I think that will have a halo effect on the streaming business. A rising tide will lift all boats," he added. "It's the beginning of an amazing moment for our industry."


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08:08
Apple will unveil streaming music service on Monday...

In the midst of an interview at the annual Midem conference in Cannes on Sunday, Sony Music CEO Doug Morris confirmed Apple's plans to unveil a streaming music service during next week's WWDC keynote address.

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08:06
WWDC Deals: Amazon knocks $125 off Apple's new...

Ahead of Apple's annual developers conference on Monday, two of the company's authorized resellers are offering the lowest prices we've seen on the new M370X-equipped 15-inch MacBook Pro ($2,374.99) and last year's 13" MacBook Air with 256GB of storage ($899).

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07:31
Sony Music CEO Confirms 'Apple Music'...

During an on-stage interview at the Midem Music Industry Festival in Cannes today, Sony Music CEO Doug Morris confirmed Apple will indeed be introducing its "Apple Music" streaming service at its Worldwide Developers Conference keynote tomorrow, according to VentureBeat. While numerous sources have indicated the service will be unveiled at WWDC, Morris' confirmation is notable as coming from a close friend of Apple's Jimmy Iovine and one of the parties involved in the negotiations for launching the service.

Sony Music CEO Doug Morris (right) on stage at Midem (Chris O'Brien/VentureBeat) “It’s happening tomorrow,” Morris said during an interview at Midem in Cannes that primarily focused on his storied career in the music industry.

A highlight of that career was a 37-year partnership with iconic producer Jimmy Iovine, who now is running Apple’s...

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07:08
Apple's "iCloud" is now a Registered...

The European Patent and Trademark Office revealed today that Apple's iCloud trademark application that was originally filed in May 2015 has now been officially awarded the status of Registered Trademark (RTM).

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07:00
Inhabitat's Week in Green: hoverbikes, UFOs and...

Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.

A couple years ago, Elon Musk unveiled his vision for the future of long-distance travel: the Hyperloop, ...

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06:00
The biggest misconceptions about bitcoin (video)

Many mistakenly believe it's a company. Others say it is bound to be destroyed by regulators. In some circles, it has been described as nothing more than a conduit to buy and sell drugs.

As a relatively nascent technology, misconceptions about Bitco...

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05:48
Apple Pay is Reportedly Coming to the UK this Summer

During tomorrow's WWDC 2015 keynote we're bound to get an Apple Pay update that is likely to include a new rewards program. In addition, we're likely to hear that Apple Pay is coming to the UK ...

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05:01
Review: SanDisk Dual USB Drive connects with the 12-...

Cloud syncing services like Dropbox and iCloud Drive connect most of our devices nowadays, and AirDrop offers fast data transfer between Macs for smaller files… when it works. Physically moving files from one machine to another using a drive in the middle, or sneakernet, remains the most reliable way to quickly move files between Macs for many. Without a proper adapter, Apple’s 12-inch MacBook doesn’t fit into this workflow though. That’s where SanDisk’s Dual USB Drive (Reg. $49.99, Best Buy $39.99) comes into play.

Dual USB Drive conveniently works with both USB-C MacBooks and traditional USB ports on other Macs or PCs, all in a tiny package with plenty of storage…

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05:00
Review: Pad & Quill Timber Catchall and Luxury...

Pad & Quill is precisely the type of company qualified to make accessories for the Apple Watch. The Minneapolis company has been producing fine iPhone, iPad, and Mac accessories for years now, and the first handmade Pad & Quill Apple Watch accessories continue that level of quality. Today we’re checking out two wooden charging stands and two leather travel cases: the Timber Catchall, Luxury Pocket Stand, Roll Up Kit, and Luxury Travel Pouch for Apple Watch. Both charging stands have a distinct and rich look with features that differ from previous charging stands we’ve seen…

Key Details:...

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04:43
Apple's HealthKit has yet to realize its...

Apple's HealthKit, especially with the newly launched Apple Watch, is a fantastic way for apps and services to share health and fitness data openly with one another. Unfortunately, Apple's own Health app is still being held back by short-sighted decisions some of the top fitness platforms, including my two favorites: RunKeeper and Fitbit.

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04:27
Sony Music CEO blabs on Apple’s streaming music...

In case you haven’t been following 9to5Mac’s comprehensive coverage of Apple’s imminent streaming music service, you can now take the word of one of the people involved in the negotiations. Sony Music CEO was quizzed about the Beats-based service at a conference this weekend and openly said ‘It’s happening tomorrow’, as reported by VentureBeat.

Recently, Apple partners have been considerably more open about discussing ‘private’ deals with the company. In regard to television, CBS CEO acknowledged working with Apple on a streaming TV...

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03:37
Simple geometric banners depicting iOS, OS X and ‘...

MacStories’ Federico Viticci has posted an interesting image of WWDC banners from the second-floor of Moscone West, the WWDC event venue.

These images show Apple highlighting its three platforms: iOS, OS X and watchOS. These banners do not follow the same pattern as previous years with dramatic photography in rectangular banners. These are more like full-height wall posters with simpler geometric logos. Each image has the name of Apple’s OS written in a light font-face (the image is not clear enough to see whether this is Sans Francisco) on a simple background of multicoloured translucent shapes.

What’s particularly striking about this photo is that it confirms a rebranding of Apple’s smartwatch operating system. On Apple’s current public marketing, the Apple Watch is described as running ‘Watch OS’. By these...

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03:05
Drones hunt illegal logging in Amazon rain forests

Drones have seen a lot of bad press and idiotic hype that has slowed their acceptance by regulators and the public. But let's not forget that they perform valuable services like search and rescue and inspection that can't be done any other way. A gre...

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00:03
Cornell's website can ID bird species through...

Casual birdwatchers may want to bookmark Merlin Bird Photo ID, a website created by Cornell University and the Visipedia research project. Thanks to powerful artificial intelligence techniques, the website can identify birds in photos you upload, so ...

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Saturday June 6

23:09
Apple Pay to reportedly land in UK by summer

A report on Saturday claims Apple is finalizing plans to launch Apple Pay in the UK later this summer, which would mark the in-house payments service's first international offering since rolling out in the U.S. last October.

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22:08
Wireless carrier support and features for iPhone in...

Choose your region to learn about the wireless carriers in your country.

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21:59
Duplicate Annihilator 5.7.6 - Find and delete...

Duplicate Annihilator takes on the time-consuming task of comparing the images in your iPhoto library using effective algorithms to make sure that no duplicate escapes.

Duplicate Annihilator detects:

  • Duplicates
  • Imported thumbnails
  • Imported thumbnails of faces
  • Missing image files
  • Corrupt JPEGs



Version 5.7.6:

  • Bug fix: selecting best photo as original.



  • OS X 10.6 or later
  • iPhoto 5 or later



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21:24
Amazon's voice-savvy Echo speaker now reads...

If you're the sort to wander around the house listening to audiobook versions of hot new novels, Amazon just made your day: it upgraded its voice-guided Echo speaker to handle Audible files. Much like a kid asking for a bedtime story, you only have t...

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19:16
'Better Re' Kickstarter finds a use for...

Better Re hasn't exactly smashed through the boundaries and who even knows if designer Enlighten is here to stay, but it did exceed its $50,000 Kickstarter goal for a project that's on the greener side of things. The idea is that the Better Re will r...

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16:00
Apple Music and the Terrible Return of DRM

An anonymous reader writes: Apple's rumored music streaming service looks set to materialize soon, and a lot of people are talking about how good it might be. But Nilay Patel is looking at the other side — if the service fits with Apple's typical mode of operation, it'll only work with other Apple products. "That means I'll have yet a fourth music service in my life (Spotify, Google Play Music, Prime, and Apple Music) and a fourth set of content exclusives and pricing windows to think about instead of just listening to music." He points out Steve Jobs's 2007 essay on the state of digital music and notes that Jobs seemed to feel DRM was a waste of time — something forced on Apple by the labels. "But it's no longer the labels pushing DRM on the music services; it's the services themselves, because locking you into a single ecosystem guarantees you'll keep paying their monthly subscription fees and hopefully buy into the rest of their ecosystem. ... Apple Music might be available on...

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