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Friday April 8

09:00
April’s MTC Studios webcast series—”Unlocking the...

In the emerging data economy, how well a business uses advanced analytics to get insights from data can become a major competitive differentiator.

Join the Microsoft Technology Centers’ (MTC) four-part webcast series—live or on-demand—to learn more about how you can improve your business performance dramatically, through mission-critical capabilities, comprehensive security and deep business insights, with a modernized database platform.

Part 1—”Running Your Mission Critical Line of Business Applications”

This session focuses on how SQL Server can help you achieve the performance you need for mission critical workloads. Read more.

Part 2—”Unlock Insights from Your Data”

This session focuses on how you can improve productivity and deliver insights faster with SQL Server’s new...

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09:00
Ces bandes Hermès pour Apple Watch sont magnifiques!

No, this isn't the French version of Apple World Today, but we wanted to call your attention to the new Hermès Apple Watch bands that will be available starting April 19. Hopefully Google Translate worked properly...

No longer will you need to buy a band and watch together. Now the bands will be offered on their own, starting at "just" $340. There's more good news; instead of just the fauve brown color, you'll now be able to get the bands -- Double Tour, Single Tour and Cuff -- in feu red, blanc white, bleu paon green, and bleu saphir finishes.

The least expensive band will be the Single Tour at the bargain price of $340, $490 for the Double Tour, and $690 for the Cuff. The standalone Hermès Watch bands are sure to be popular with the fashionistas in the crowd.

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08:57
Apple's 9.7" iPad Pro vs. 12.9" iPad...

Apple's professional-grade tablets now come in two distinct sizes: A 9.7-inch iPad Pro and a jumbo-sized 12.9-inch model. And while they both share a number of key features, including Apple Pencil support and the Smart Connector, both iPads are clearly geared toward different types of users. AppleInsider offers a handy guide to help you decide which model is right for you.

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08:27
DOJ still pursuing NY iPhone encryption case in...

The San Bernardino iPhone case over Apple’s iPhone encryption may be over for now after the FBI managed to break into the iPhone 5c used by one of the shooters, but the same isn’t true for another high-profile case in New York. Bloomberg reports that the United States Department of Justice has decided to indeed continue its demand that Apple help unlock the encrypted iPhone 5s of an alleged drug dealer in the case.

The U.S. government is pressing a demand that Apple Inc. help it crack a drug dealer’s phone in Brooklyn, New York, even after it said it successfully accessed a California shooter’s iPhone without the company’s help.

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08:24
DOJ will continue to push Apple to unlock iPhone 5s...

The U.S. Justice Department plans to continue seeking legal action against Apple, in an effort to force the company to create a way to unlock an iPhone that is said to be a crucial part of a drug investigation.

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07:57
Adobe updates Flash Player to version 21.0.0.213,...

As useful as Adobe’s Flash Player tends to be, this is sort of a mess.

Less than a month after a critical Flash vulnerability allowed an attacker to take control of a Mac, Adobe has issued an emergency update for yet another critical flaw, bringing the current version to 21.0.0.213. The latest one is already being exploited by ransomware that encrypts Windows PCs, but while there’s no known exploit for OS X as yet, Adobe says that the same vulnerability exists on all platforms, and users should update immediately.

Adobe has released the updates for its Flash Player client on the Windows, Macintosh, Linux and ChromeOS operating systems. The patch itself addresses critical vulnerabilities that could allow an outside user to take control of an affected...

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07:52
Up to 40% Thinner Apple Watch 2 Predicted to Debut...

Apple analyst Brian White of Wall Street firm Drexel Hamilton, who is currently on a Chinese tech tour, today issued a pair of research notes highlighting his upcoming Apple Watch and iPhone expectations through the end of 2016.

Foremost, White cites a source who believes only the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus will feature a dual camera system, echoing the same prediction made by often-accurate KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo earlier this week.

The analyst claims that iPhone 7 production is expected to begin in July, and the next-generation smartphone is...

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07:46
Microsoft releases Hub Keyboard for iOS with Office...

Microsoft Garage, Microsoft’s experimental projects team, has finally released their much anticipated Hub Keyboard for iOS today. This specific keyboard lacks the expected special one-handed typing mode, along with the previously reported Swype-like typing functionality. The latter feature may have been related to Microsoft’s recent purchase of SwiftKey, although it appears...

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07:39
Indian court orders Apple to stop using 'Split...

Delhi's High Court has ordered Apple to no longer use the term "Split View" in any of its products, following a trademark complaint by a software firm local to the city.

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07:21
AT&T hikes smartphone activation & upgrade...

AT&T has quietly raised its smartphone activation and upgrade fee from $15 to $20, matching a similar fee imposed by Verizon earlier this week.

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07:00
The Week in iPhone Cases: More cases for the iPhone...

Protect your SE

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases is all about the iPhone SE, featuring sleeves, screen protectors, bumpers, and standard shells for Apple’s latest device. Read on!

Ballistic

The Every1 (iPhone SE; $50) slips in and out of your pocket with ease thanks to its slim layout and tactile finish.

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06:53
Apple can’t use the term ‘Split View’ in India

The Delhi High Court has declared that Apple can’t use the term "Split View" in India, reports MacNN. The complaint, filed by Microsoft vendor Vyooh, claims it developed similar functionality in its Splitview software in 2006, with basically the same functionality.

"SplitView is not descriptive but had acquired distinctiveness and was associated exclusively with the Indian software developer," Mustafa Safiyuddin, chairman of Legasis Partners, said. "This order will send a strong message to multinational software companies to respect the intellectual property rights of Indian software developers. It also signifies the importance of trademarks in the software field.”

Split View on Mac OS X and iOS allows you to use multiple applications simultaneously using a, well, split view. You can run two apps side-by-side and share...

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06:21
Tension Software announces Private Contact 3.3 for...

Tension Software has announced Private Contact 3.3 for OS X. It’s an update of the app for managing an always-encrypted address books.

An Autolock feature has been added. Version 3.3 also offers better startup behavior (if no documents where left opened when you previously quit the app), better management of the toolbar at startup, and various bug fix and improvements.

Private Contact 3.3 requires Mac OS X Yosemite or El Capitan. It costs $4.99 and is available at the product website (http://tinyurl.com/zu28xob) and the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/jsh96gu).

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06:15
Analyst: ‘smart’ watch bands are a part of the Apple...

A smarter watch band will play a crucial role in Apple Watch's future as a personal technology device as they begin to incorporate technology and gain additional importance for wearable computing, Neil Cybart of Above Avalon — which is focused on analyzing Apple from a Wall Street and Silicon Valley perspective — says in a Seeking Alpha article.

“The Watch's future is not found by simply taking the way we use our iPhone and putting it on a smaller screen on our wrist. Instead, the Watch will gradually handle tasks we used to give to our iPhones,” he writes. “We already see this taking place in terms of sending and receiving messages and paying for things in stores. In addition, the Watch is beginning to handle new tasks...

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06:14
Indian court orders Apple to cease using ‘Split View...

The Delhi High Court has ordered Apple to cease all use of the term ‘Split View‘ within India as a local software company claims to own the trademark for the name ‘SplitView’ (without a space). ET Tech reports that Apple has appealed the ruling, and a final decision is expected in May.

more…

Filed under: AAPL Company, iOS Tagged: India, Split View, Trademark,...

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06:05
9.7-inch iPad Pro diary: Decision time, and my...

I said in the final part of my iPhone SE diary that perceptions of iDevices are very personal, in part because of the role the product plays within our own personal Apple ecosystem – and that’s equally true here.

For someone who likes to draw, or handwrite, Apple Pencil support makes the upgrade from an earlier iPad a no-brainer. You’re getting a huge amount of additional functionality for your money. You could say that you’re getting an iPad Air 2 plus a sophisticated electronic sketching device, all in one box.

But I can’t draw, and I haven’t handwritten anything for years. So for me, the upgrade from my iPad Air is a less dramatic one. The question is whether the relatively modest enhancements can justify the fairly stiff increase in price … ?

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05:54
BrowserHub for OS X gets a new name (BrowserFreedom...

Guilherme Rambo has introduced BrowserFreedom 1.1.2 for OS X. Due to trademark issues, the app is now rechristened from BrowserHub to BrowserFreedom.

The tool is designed to solve the problem of managing multiple web browsers on OS X. Along with the new name change, version 1.1 introduces bug fixes and a new feature called "URL expander,” which allows the user to copy the original URL from a shortened link.

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05:41
Cheaper Alternatives to Expensive Standing Desks

Motorized standing desks are all the rage, thanks to height adjustability and purported health benefits, but they suffer from high prices. Luckily, lower-cost alternatives exist. Julio Ojeda-Zapata tested a half-dozen adjustable platforms that perch atop regular furniture.

 

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05:30
Universe2Go: The stars await with this personal...

I can honestly say that the Universe2Go personal planetarium is unique and unlike anything I have come across before. It’s a personal handheld device with an accompanying iOS app that allows users to hold the beauty of the night sky in their hands, making constellations and planets come alive.

Unboxing

Typically before I open a new product for review, I like to go to the company’s website to get myself excited about the unboxing. Universe2Go was no exception. The website did a good job getting me interested in the product, but the video was the selling point. After using the device I can confirm that the video does a good job in capturing the features of Universe2Go. So I was a bit surprised when I opened the box to find what seemed like an adult View-Master from the 1980’s without the wheel of images. 

I was initially disappointed in the plastic construction and lack of “awww” that you...

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05:02
AppleInsider podcast reviews iPhone SE, 9.7"...

This week on the Appleinsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and Neil's feelings about the iPhone SE. Also, we talk beta software, some of Neil's favorite apps, and the ongoing FBI saga.

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05:00
This week’s rumors (and my take on them): April 8

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

Dual cameras will be exclusive to Apple's next-generation 5.5-inch iPhone,  the “iPhone 7 Plus,” according to a research note issued by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Chances that this rumor is true (IMHO): 90%. I think he’s right and that the dual camera system will only be applied to the high-end model of Apple’s smartphone.

Changes to iTunes metadata suggest that Apple will soon make it easier to hide first-party apps on the iOS homescreen, solving a long-standing complaint of iPhone and iPad owners. Chances that this rumor is true (IMHO): 60%. I’m a little dubious because Apple really, really likes you to use its own apps.

According...

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04:42
URL Extractor for Mac OS X revved to version 4.5

Tension Software has revved URL Extractor, its tool for extracting emails and other URL from the web and from local files, to version 4.5.

The tool can be used extract thousands of email addresses or other URLs, as example web addresses, in various modes. Version 4.5 adds a ew section with a list of pages obtained by automatic navigation and used to collect URLs and emails. It also adds a lack List section of sites not used for URL collection (with import/export) and an improved interface and usability.

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04:40
Apple helped the DOJ write a court order compelling...

The WSJ has illustrated the stark contrast in Apple’s attitude to assisting law enforcement to access iPhones before and after the Snowden revelations about mass surveillance of private data. It was already known that Apple had helped access more than 70 pre-iOS 8 iPhones, and the paper today reports that – in the earliest known case – the company went as far as drafting the language for the court order.

Lawyers and investigators involved in the 2008 prosecution of Amanda and Christopher Jansen, a young married couple from Watertown, N.Y., remember it as one of the most horrific cases of child sex abuse they had ever seen.

History may remember it for another reason. It is believed to be the first case of a federal judge ordering Apple to assist the government...

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04:40
Kool Tools: TrackR tablet for the iPad

TrackR’s (www.TheTrackR.com) latest application, TrackR tablet, allows users to locate lost or missing iPads using their smartphone, without needing Wi-Fi or an Internet connection.

Just download the free TrackR tablet app to your iPad. This enables you to track your tablet using the existing TrackR app on your iPhone. Both are free downloads at the Mac App Store.

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04:40
Maintain serves up up Cocktail 9.2.4 (El Capitan...

Maintain has served up Cocktail 9.2.4 (El Capitan Edition), a new edition of Cocktail for users running OS X El Capitan.

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. The new version contains improvements on the "Clear applications caches" procedure and fixes compatibility issues with 1Password. It also adds compatibility with the latest versions of supported web browsers and resolves a number of other issues discovered in the previous release. Cocktail updates are now distributed over HTTPS (HTTP over SSL) for extra security.

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04:30
Patent report: next gen Apple laptop, expanded Force...

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

One of the most interesting patents to appear this week hints at a next generation Mac laptop is for a that hints at a configurable, force-sensitive input structure that may be configured as a variety of input devices for the electronic device including, but not limited to, a keyboard, a number pad or a track pad. Patent number 20160098107 is for a “configurable force-sensitive input structure for electronic devices.

Apple says that conventional input devices, such as keyboards or track pads for a laptop, are susceptible to damage due to, among other things, a drop or mechanical shock. What’s more, because many conventional input devices have a number of components positioned both...

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04:07
Consumers happier with their wearable hardware than...

Wearable technology is evolving beyond wrist-worn devices to include shirts, tattoos, hats, shoes and more but what makes these devices useful is the actionable collected data.

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04:02
Another month, another Flash vulnerability … Adobe...

Less than a month after a critical Flash vulnerability allowed an attacker to take control of a Mac, Adobe has issued an emergency update for yet another critical flaw. The latest one is already being exploited by ransomware that encrypts Windows PCs, but while there’s no known exploit for OS X as yet, Adobe says that the same vulnerability exists on all platforms, and users should update immediately …

more…

Filed under: Apps Tagged: Flash, Flash vulnerability...

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03:00
External Link: You May See a Netflix Price Increase...

If Netflix had previously grandfathered you into the $7.99 per-month price for its Standard streaming plan, your monthly price will increase next month to $9.99. Netflix raised the monthly price for new subscribers to $8.99 in 2014 and then to $9.99 last year, but allowed existing customers to pay the old price for up to two years after the original increase. While the price hike is unfortunate, Netflix would still be a good deal at twice the price.

 

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Thursday April 7

22:03
Today!! Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Online...
20:44
Apple says Mississippi 'religious freedom...

An avid promoter of civil rights, Apple on Thursday voiced concern over Mississippi's "religious freedom" house bill that was signed into law this week by Governor Phil Bryant, a piece of legislation opponents say is a tool for discrimination against LGBT individuals.

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18:44
Uber settles background check lawsuit in California

Uber promises never to describe its service as the "safest ride on the road" or call its background check process "the gold standard" again. That's one of the terms it agreed to when it hashed out a settlement agreement with the San Francisco and Los...

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18:27
∞ Cookie Monster’s Apple Watch commercial “outtakes”

I love the idea of “outtakes” like this.

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17:26
Apple's first court-ordered iPhone unlock...

A report chronicling Apple's history of handling government data requests says the company received, and willingly complied with, its first court order to help unlock an iPhone in 2008. Apple continued on that path until around 2014, when the wider tech industry began clamping down on product security in light of revelations regarding government snooping operations.

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16:49
Facebook unveils ‘Messenger Codes,’ will reportedly...

According to a new report from TechCrunch, Facebook is working with developers to build chatbots and Live Chat web plugins for business clients. The tools are said to be officially announced next week at the social network’s F8 conference. Chatbots will allow for businesses to offer automated response systems for responding to inquires from potential customers.

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Filed under: Apps, iOS Tagged: Apps, Facebook ...

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16:49
White House Declines To Support Bill That Would Let...

kheldan quotes a report from Consumerist: Senators Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein are expected to introduce a bill regarding phone encryption as soon as this week, according to Reuters. The draft text will give judges authority to order tech companies to help law enforcement when asked to -- basically, it would be a newer piece of law to fall back on than the All Writs Act of 1789, which is the one that usually sees use for this sort of thing. However, sources tell Reuters that the bill "does not spell out what companies might have to do or the circumstances under which they could be ordered to help," and therefore really doesn't necessarily change the underlying discussions at play, both in the tech world and in government. Nor does the bill specify penalties for failing to comply. The FBI recently briefed Senators Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein on the methods used to unlock the San Bernardino terrorist's iPhone 5c. According to Reuters, the White House is declining to offer...

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16:42
AT&T Raises Smartphone Upgrade Pricing From $15...

Starting last year, AT&T began charging a $15 activation fee for customers who wanted to upgrade to a new smartphone purchased outright or through an AT&T Next plan, and as of yesterday, that fee has been increased from $15 to $20.

As Droid Life noticed yesterday, AT&T updated its wireless activation and upgrade fees document to reflect the new $20 pricing on April 6, matching Verizon's recently implemented fee.

On Monday, Verizon started charging $20 for activating smartphones purchased through an installment plan or at full retail price, $5 less than AT&T was charging at the time. Less...

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16:05
Google May Adopt Apple's Swift Programming...

An anonymous reader writes: Google has plans to make Apple's Swift object-oriented language a "first-class" language for Android, reports The Next Web. The publication, citing sources, adds that Google doesn't mean to replace the current first-class language for Android -- Java -- at least, "initially." Google sees an "upside" in using Swift, which Apple made open source last year. But a ton of things need to fall into place for this to work. From the report, "All told, Google would have to effectively recreate its efforts with Java -- for Swift. If the company is motivated enough, it's very possible to do so without compromising on its open source values or ruffling any developer feathers along the way." The company is also discussing internally about making Kotlin as a first-class language for Android. "Unlike Swift, Kotlin works with Android Studio, Google's IDE for Android development. Unfortunately, sources tell The Next Web that Google's current mindset is that Kotlin is a...

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16:01
White House Takes a Pass on Encryption Debate


It appears that the Obama administration will refrain from giving its outspoken support to any legislation that aims to compel high-tech companies to help law enforcement agencies crack mobile phone encryption. On the other hand, it won't level any outspoken opposition either.
Introduction of such a bill, sponsored by Sens. Diane Feinstein and Richard Burr, is expected soon. Although the White House has reviewed a draft of the measure and offered feedback, it is expected to provide minimal public input.

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15:24
Apple's developer Web portal gets minimalist...

A redesigned Apple developer portal went live on Thursday, bringing with it a refreshed user interface reminiscent of recent company webpage updates like last year's iTunes Connect revamp.

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15:15
Apple speaks out against new Mississippi religious...

Apple today has spoken out against a controversial new bill in Mississippi that was signed into law by the state’s governor earlier this week. House Bill 1523 is spun as protecting religious freedom but has been criticized for enabling LGBT discrimination. Apple today has joined a variety of technology companies in voicing its opposition to the law.

more…

Filed under: AAPL Company Tagged: Apple, Tim Cook ...

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15:15
Cookie Monster is back in a "Behind the Scenes...

Cookie Monster's appearance in a recent Apple ad for the "Hey Siri" function of the iPhone 6s/6s Plus has been so popular that the company released a behind the scenes look at the filming of the ad.

Just how popular was the original ad? As of this afternoon it had almost 9 million views on YouTube. 

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15:08
Cyber Weapons Dealer Offers $1MN for Tools to Hack...

CNNMoney's Jose Pagliery discusses cyber weapons dealer Zerodium, which sells hacking tactics to governments and corporations.

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14:50
Volkswagen Picks Mirantis to Build Massive OpenStack...


Mirantis on Wednesday announced that Volkswagen Group has selected Mirantis OpenStack to power its cloud applications. The selection process involved a series of cloud-to-cloud performance trials between Red Hat and Mirantis, one of the last pure-play OpenStack companies that hasn't been shut down or acquired. It's ideally positioned to pursue and win large-scale deals like the Volkswagen project, said Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT. The cloud services contract encompasses dozens of data centers and tens of thousands of nodes.

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14:45
AWT News Update: April 7, 2016

Due to a lot of work on the Patron Podcast today (available only to supporters of Apple World Today), there wasn't time to work up a script for today's show, so there won't be a text version of this podcast to read. However, you can enjoy the recorded version, which Steve ad-libbed! Today's news includes:

  • Cookie Monster is in a behind-the-scenes video!
  • Public betas of iOS and OS X are now available for download
  • The FBI's hacking tool only works with the iPhone 5c
  • iOS digital forensics expert published a letter to FBI Director James Comey, saying that it release the information about the tool as "keeping an exploit secret is impossible" and Apple would be able to fix that
  • Microsoft adds power to Outlook for Evernote, Facebook and Wunderlist
  • Drop everything; Disney Crossy Road is available

Whoops. No text edition today. You'll have to listen to your news...

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14:32
Apple Developer Center revamped with new account...

It looks like Apple’s Developer Center is getting a visual refresh as the developer center account page has been updated today with some notable changes. The main view after signing in has gone through a reorganization, making accessing various sections much easier. Moving primary links into a left sidebar view, developer’s can now quickly access their CloudKit Dashboard, Documentation, and even the Bug Reporter.

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Filed under: Developers Tagged: adc, Apple Developer Center...

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14:18
Notable apps and app updates for April 7, 2016

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

iOS Apps/Updates for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Andrew Kaz, developer of the app Classics that inspired iBooks, has created iBrary, a $1.99 interface and collection of audiobooks on the iPhone. Kay says iBrary is meant as a friendly, fun, joyful way to hear the best literature, with some of the very best books all in one place. 

Red Card Studios has grown Veggie Bottoms Kitchen 1.0, a $1.99 app that encourages parents and kids to cook real recipes together, while promoting healthy eating, and making learning to cook fun. It has over 40...

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14:10
Apple Releases 'Behind the Scenes' with...

On March 16 Apple promoted a new 'Hey Siri' TV ad for the iPhone 6s starring Da Cookie Monster. Today Apple is following up ...

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13:49
FBI Director Says Unlocking Method Won't Work...

Even though the FBI was able to gain access to the San Bernardino terrorist's iPhone without Apple's help, the Apple-FBI saga continues. It was reported yesterday the FBI is telling members of Congress of the methods used to break into the iPhone 5c. The most recent tidbit comes from FBI Director James Comey in regard to how many iPhones are at risk from the unlock tool.

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNN: FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday that the government had purchased "a tool" from a private party in order to unlock the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters. "Litigation between the government and Apple over the San Bernardino phone has ended, because the government has purchased, from a private party, a way to get into that phone, 5c, running iOS 9," Comey said. The FBI director also said the purchased tool worked only on a "narrow slice of phones" that does not include the newest Apple models, or the 5s.

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13:48
Apple posts 'Behind the Scenes' video for...

Apple on Thursday released a behind-the-scenes video for "Timer," its extremely popular TV ad featuring Sesame Street's Cookie Monster and the iPhone 6s' always-ready "Hey Siri" command.

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13:45
The Week in iOS Accessories: Olloclip's latest

Picture this

This week’s roundup includes the latest lenses from Olloclip, making your iPhone photos look even better. Read on!

Olloclip

The Olloclip system has been redesigned for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus ($80 on Amazon). As usual, it come with four advanced optics lenses—this time, though, the lenses are built so you can use them with either front or rear-facing camera lenses on your phone. The result? “You can let your photos and selfies run wild.”

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13:36
Vivaldi Flaunts Its Plus-Size Browser Attributes


Vivaldi on Wednesday launched the first release of its eponymously named browser. Vivaldi is the brainchild of CEO Jon von Tetzchner, a cofounder of Opera Software. Aimed at the power user, Vivaldi 1.0 packs in features that were stripped out of Opera 12. However, "Vivaldi is not about a single feature," von Tetzchner said. "Vivaldi is more about a philosophy." While other mainstream browsers are stripping down their feature sets, "we go in the other direction and add features and options."

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13:30
Microsoft introduces Evernote, Facebook and...

If there is one thing we learned from CEO Satya Nadella’s corporate restructuring of Microsoft over the last couple of years, it’s that he wants its services to be everywhere. And that doesn’t just mean apps like those in Office 365‘s suite keeping your productivity up even on non-Windows systems, but something that aims at a much deeper integration.

With today’s update rolling out for iOS and Android, the Outlook app is adding what the company calls “Calendar Apps”. While you could already see your calendar from within the dedicated tab inside the app, the new addition — which likely...

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13:26
Apple issues first iOS 9.3.2, OS X 10.11.5 betas to...

One day after Apple released the first beta versions of iOS 9.3.2 and OS X 10.11.5 to developers, the company on Thursday issued the same builds to members of the public beta program for testing.

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13:08
Apple Shares 'Behind the Scenes' Look at...

Last month, Apple shared a charming iPhone 6s ad starring well-known Sesame Street character Cookie Monster, who used the iPhone 6s and the always-on "Hey Siri" feature as a cookie-baking aid.

The spot, which garnered more than 8 million views on YouTube, is one of the most popular ads in Apple's recent history, which is likely why the company today released a followup "Behind the Scenes" video depicting a humorous second look at Cookie Monster as he shoots the ad.

In the ad, we see some before and after shots, showing more footage of Cookie Monster waiting for his cookies. Cookie Monster asks over and over again when his cookies will be ready, and has a cute conversation with Siri where he offers her a cookie when...

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12:59
Apple Seeds First iOS 9.3.2 Beta to Public Beta...

Apple today released the first beta of an upcoming iOS 9.3.2 update for public beta testers, just a day after seeding the first iOS 9.3.2 beta to developers. iOS 9.3.2 comes just over two weeks after the public release of iOS 9.3 and a week after the release of iOS 9.3.1, a followup bug fix update.

Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program will receive the iOS 9.3.2 update over-the-air after installing the proper certificate on their iOS device.

Those who want to be a part of Apple's beta testing program can sign up to participate through the beta testing website, which gives users access to both iOS and OS X...

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12:46
Apple shares new behind-the-scenes video of iPhone...

Last month, Apple unveiled a new commercial for the iPhone and always-on Siri, and now the company has shared a new video showcasing the behind-the-scenes process of making the video. “Go behind the scenes of the commercial, with Cookie Monster and everyone’s favorite personal assistant, Siri,” Apple teases.

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12:40
Samsung has one Smartphone Strategy for 2016: Slash...

Samsung's massive 2-for-1 sale in the US right out of the gate for their new flagship S7 was a sign of desperation no matter how you try to justify it. Today, the Wall Street Journal makes it clear that Samsung lost its number one status in China, India and other countries ...

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12:18
GarageBand for Mac updates with Music Memos &...

Apple on Thursday released a new version of GarageBand for the Mac, improving support for recent companion apps on iOS, and greatly increasing the number of samples available to musicians.

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11:54
GarageBand for OS X gets compatibility with its iOS...

GarageBand 10.1.1 has been released for the Mac. The new version of the music creation software updates compatibility with GarageBand for iOS and Live Loops projects. Features include:

Opens Music Memos projects’

Supports Logic Remote for iPhone and iPad Pro; 

Adds over 2,600 new Apple Loops and sounds;

Improved reliability when downloading additional content;

Contains multiple enhancements to Accessibility.

GarageBand 10.1.1 for OS X (10.9 or later) is available at the Mac App Store. It’s a free update for registered users and $4.99 for new users.

Brand New! The Strada Folio Cases For The Apple iPhone Are Now Available at OtterBox.com!

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11:51
GarageBand for OS X upgraded to version 10.1.1

GarageBand 10.1.1 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/garageband/id682658836?mt=12&ign-mpt=uo%3D4) has been released for the Mac. The new version of the music creation software updates compatibility with GarageBand for iOS and Live Loops projects. Features include:

° Opens Music Memos projects’

° Supports Logic Remote for iPhone and iPad Pro;

° Adds over 2,600 new Apple Loops and sounds;

° Improved reliability when downloading additional content;

° Contains multiple enhancements to Accessibility.

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11:44
Reddit introduces new official iPhone app, Spark...

Reddit on Thursday introduced a new official iPhone app with bonuses for early adopters, while Readdle updated its Spark email app, adding features like watchOS 2 support.

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11:38
Google said to be considering Swift as a first class...

Nate Swanner, writing for The Next Web:

About the time Swift was going open source, representatives for three major brands — Google, Facebook and Uber — were at a meeting in London discussing the new language. Sources tell The Next Web that Google is considering making Swift a “first class” language for Android, while Facebook and Uber are also looking to make Swift more central to their operations.

Lots of implications here.

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11:38
Activity++ for iPhone and Apple Watch is an...

Starting with iOS 9.3, third-party app developers can tap into Apple Watch activity data like move and stand goal progress as well as exercise duration. Developer David Smith has used that new capability to create an alternative dashboard to Apple’s Activity app on iPhone and Apple Watch. The new app is called Activity++ (following Pedometer++ and Sleep++) and it’s out for iPhone and Apple Watch today. Here’s what it offers:

more…

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11:26
Review: This James Bond-esque pen/stylus has a built...

It looks like a normal ballpoint ink pen, and it is, but hidden away in Bond-esque, spy gadget-fashion is a built-in 1,000 mAh battery with a Lightning connector, a 16GB USB flash drive, and a stylus attachment that lets you go from paper to touchscreen. 

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11:01
Deals: Coupons for $150-$300 off 2015 MacBook Pros;...

A trio of Apple-authorized resellers are this week offering AppleInsider readers coupons and exclusive pricing on a wide assortment of 2015 MacBooks, with 11" MacBook Airs from $749, 13" MacBook Airs from $869, 13" MacBook Pros from $1,149, and 15" MacBook Pros from $1,812 (with free shipping and no tax in most states).

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11:01
∞ BIAS Head: Amp Match amplifier

Listen to the sound of this. Incredible.

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11:00
GarageBand for Mac now works with Music Memos &...

There’s a nice GarageBand for OS X update out now awaiting Mac users. GarageBand 10.1.1 on the Mac gains the ability to work with Apple’s other music-related iPhone and iPad apps, plus the update adds over 2,600 new Apple Loops and sounds to work with, Apple says.

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11:00
TimePorter for Apple Watch from Twelve South: Travel...

Accessory manufacturer Twelve South has just announced a new product that will have travelers and Apple Watch owners salivating. The $49.99 TimePorter for Apple Watch looks like an eyeglass case, but has plenty of features inside that you'll love.

Open the hinged case -- it opens a full 180° -- and you're greeted with a cable organizer for that ridiculously long Apple Watch charging cable, a place for the Apple Watch USB Adapter (either US or International), and room for an extra Watch band. 

In the lid of the TimePorter there's a port into which you slide your charging disc. When you're not using the charger, a plug with the Twelve South "12" logo on it fills the port. The case comes in black or white leather, and will be shipping next month. You can get on a waiting list for the TimePorter today

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10:42
Apple’s Swift may become a ‘first class’ programming...

Sources tell The Next Web that Google is considering making Swift a “first class” language for Android, while Facebook and Uber are also looking to make Apple’s programming language more central to their operations.

Google’s Android operating system currently supports Java as its first-class language, and sources told The Next Web that Swift isn’t meant to replace Java, at least initially. While the ongoing litigation with Oracle is likely cause for concern, sources say Google considers Swift to have a broader “upside” than Java.

Swift is open source under the Apache license, which says that developers can use the software for any purpose and even distribute modified versions of the programming language without paying royalties to Apple. It's hoped that developers will begin to use Swift for development outside of the Apple ecosystem.

Developers who can code...

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10:30
Awesome teen accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools

I won’t lie – I couldn’t even name the eight Ivy League schools, let alone have had any chance of being accepted to one of them. I hope, without being too stalkerish, the media keeps track of this remarkable young woman. It would be interesting to see what she makes of her amazing life.

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10:03
Google mulling deep Android support for Apple's...

Apple's nascent Swift programming language could have a bright future ahead with one of the company's chief competitors, as Google is reportedly considering bring Swift to Android as a "first-class" language.

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10:02
Twelve South introduces new TimePorter capsule for...

Twelve South today has unveiled their new TimePorter travel tote and portable charging stand for the Apple Watch. The TimePorter case resembles a premium eyeglass case, and includes space to hold the Apple Watch charging cable, extra Watch bands, and the USB charger. The case also doubles as a charging stand and Apple Watch display when opened up. TimePorter joins the Forté and HiRise in Twelve South’s current line-up of Apple Watch stands.

more…

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10:00
Siri's creator to demo new AI product this week

While Siri is able to answer a lot of questions and provide iOS users with a tremendous amount of information and assistance, it's not really "intelligent" in that it can't put data together unless it was specifically programmed to do a task. The co-founder of Siri, Dag Kittlaus, will be demonstrating a new artificial intelligence product at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016 later this week, and that product -- Viv -- melds data sources with AI algorithms to give you answers about just about anything.

Viv won't be tied to a single platform; instead, Kittlaus and the rest of the Viv Labs team expect to license it to any device manufacturer who wants to give it a try. Viv could be in...

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09:48
External Link: FBI’s iPhone Hack Limited to Older...

While the FBI has successfully cracked the iPhone 5c, you can breath a sigh of relief if you own an iOS device with Touch ID. Speaking at Kenyon College in Ohio, FBI Director James Comey said, “We have a tool that works on a narrow slice of iPhones. The world has moved onto [the iPhone] 6s and this doesn’t work on 6s or on iPhone 5Ss.” The Guardian speculates that this is due to the Secure Enclave baked into Touch ID devices, which acts as a lockbox for sensitive information.

 

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09:45
External Link: Bill Atkinson Discusses the Birth of...

Bill Atkinson was a member of the original Macintosh team, developing concepts like the menu bar and the double click, as well as creating classic Mac applications like MacPaint and HyperCard. Atkinson recently sat down with TWiT’s Leo Laporte to discuss the development of the original Macintosh. The interview offers a lot of interesting tidbits, such as why Steve Jobs took control of the project from Jef Raskin.

 

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09:31
9to5Toys Last Call: Beats Solo2 Headphones $90,...

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09:30
Samsung Reports that Profits Rebounded last Quarter...

On Tuesday we posted a report titled "Samsung's Bad Quarterly News Begins Dripping out of Korea" wherein we questioned whether Samsung was trying to get the bad news out of the way before announcing their positive news for the Galaxy S7 or whether the news was going to be bad all the way around. Today we got our answer.

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09:16
GoPro officially reveals six-camera 'Omni...

Extreme sports aficionados will soon have an official GoPro answer for capturing 360-degree spherical video and still images of their adventures, as the action cam company has finally taken the covers off of its new "Omni" rig.

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09:15
Reddit delivers official iPhone client

Reddit has just launched its official iPhone app called...Reddit! The free app replaces Alien Blue, which has been the "official" Reddit client since Reddit bought the app about a year and a half ago. Alien Blue is still the official Reddit client for iPad, as the new Reddit app is iPhone-only at this time.

The sparkly fresh Reddit app has both card and compact views, and also retains the dark mode "Reddit night" that was in Alien Blue. If you're skimming Reddit at work, there's a "safe for work browsing" switch that will keep you from getting fired. 

Log into Reddit during this launch week and you get a free three-month trial of Reddit's gold membership. That membership is usually $3.99/month of $29.99/year, so you're essentially getting $12 worth of value from...

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09:05
White House won't support encryption unlocking...

President Barack Obama’s administration won’t support legislation to force device makers to help law enforcement agencies defeat encryption, according to a news report.

Two senior members of the Senate Intelligence Committee have been floating draft legislation to require device makers and other tech companies to provide workarounds for encryption and other security features, but the White House won’t offer public support for the proposal, according to a report from Reuters.

FBI Director James Comey has long pushed for encryption workarounds, and just last month, Obama called for tech companies and the government to work together to allow police access to suspects’ smartphones protected by encryption.

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09:03
Outlook for iOS and Android gets new calendar...

Users of Outlook for iOS and Android now have new ways to get important reminders and events into their calendars, thanks to integrations that Microsoft unveiled Thursday morning.

The new Calendar Apps feature allows users to add reminders and events from Wunderlist, Evernote and Facebook into their calendars and view key information from those sources alongside calendar details from Exchange, Google Calendar and iCloud.

For Evernote users, reminders that they’ve set inside the note-taking app will show up in Outlook with a link to the note that they’re attached to. If the user taps on it, they’ll be taken to the Evernote app on their device to view the note in its entirety.

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08:54
Make your Apple Watch look luxe for less with new...

The Apple Watch Hermès collection is gorgeous, but that luxury affiliation comes with a high price tag: between $1,000 and $1,500 for a stainless steel case and leather band. But now Apple is selling the Hermès bands a la carte, so you can spend a little less on a luxe look.

The single tour, double tour, and cuff bands will be sold separately from the watch itself beginning April 19. While you won’t get the custom Hermés watch face if you buy the bands separately (or the extra year of warranty protection), you will spend less and have more color options than buying the watch and band as a set. There are also new colors to choose from. The new bands come in fauve, noir (black), feu (red), blanc (white), bleu paon (green) and blue saphir (a beautiful midnight blue). The single tour is designed for both 38mm...

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08:48
Chrome tests Mac OS X notification support, Windows...

Now that Google Chrome no longer has its own notification center, the browser is testing support for native notifications in Mac OS X, and Windows 10 Action Center support could be coming, too.

Notification support would allow Mac users to get Chrome alerts in the same manner as most other OS X apps. Notifications will look the same as other apps, will appear within the OS X Notification Center, and should respect any Do Not Disturb settings that users have set up.

For now, the feature is experimental. As The Next Web reports, users can switch it on by visiting chrome://flags/#enable-native-notifications, selecting “Enabled,” and restarting the browser. This feature is available in...

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08:40
New MobileFirst app from IBM developed in...

Expert Seller image via IBM

IBM and Apple have been working together on iOS apps for almost two years, with almost 100 MobileFirst apps available in 14 different industries. Now IBM has collaborated with cloud storage provider Box to create a new version of the Expert Seller app for iPhone and iPad. 

Expert Seller now uses Box's content management system and IBM states that it can be deployed for a customer in as little as five days after contract signing. The app is designed to let salespeople show product information to clients and prepare for pitches.

IBM had noted in late 2015 that it was creating apps specifically for the iPad Pro, but to date none have been announced or released...

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08:27
Apple's Mac Lineups to See Significant Graphics...

Major graphics processing providers AMD and Nvidia are set to unveil new GPU products this year featuring Global Foundries' 14 nm FinFET and TSMC's 16 nm FinFET Plus processor nodes, respectively, allowing for significant improvements in graphics performance.

AMD's "Polaris" and Nvidia's "Pascal" architectures both utilize the latest FinFET silicon processes and will represent the first GPU process node change since 28 nm GPUs debuted in 2011. Both AMD and Nvidia skipped the intermediate 20 nm node, elongating the typical release cycle of consumer graphics processors.

While TSMC had traditionally provided multiple process offerings within a node, including one...

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08:25
Samsung sees 10% profit growth on better-than-...

On the heels of the launch of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, Samsung Electronics issued preliminary guidance on Thursday saying it expects profits to grow more than 10 percent for the first quarter of 2016, exceeding market expectations.

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08:02
FBI director Comey says purchased hack tool will...

The tool the FBI bought to crack the San Bernadino shooter’s iPhone 5c can only be used on an iPhone 5c running iOS 9.

According to FBI director James Comey, the tool will not work on the iPhone 5s or 6 series, a statement Comey offered during a speech late Wednesday at Kenyon College.

The government is considering whether it should disclose to Apple the flaw that aided the hack: “We just haven’t decided yet,” he said at the Ohio college’s Center for the Study of American Democracy.

Over the course of the San Bernadino iPhone unlocking controversy, the FBI was able to gain access to the shooter’s iPhone. The agency has to date not disclosed the name of the organization or the hack that was used.

Comey said the FBI is very good...

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08:00
Introducing Wunderlist, Facebook and Evernote in...

The Outlook team is passionate about making your life easier by helping you manage and make the most of your time. We believe this starts by having a clear and complete view of what your day looks like. Today, Outlook provides the ability to view calendars from Outlook.com, Office 365, Gmail, iCloud and more—all in one place—with your email, contacts and files all quickly accessible as well. But we know your digital world is so much bigger than that.

This is why we are launching Calendar Apps for Outlook on iOS and Android. With Calendar Apps, you can connect your apps—Wunderlist, Facebook and Evernote to start with—to see all your tasks, events and notes from your digital life in one place: your Outlook calendar. By connecting your calendar with a wide range of services, Outlook will be able to provide you with a far better view of your day, week and months ahead.

Those of you who use and love Sunrise will be familiar with this capability. Since the...

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07:49
IBM & Box collaborate on new MobileFirst app for...

IBM on Thursday revealed its latest MobileFirst iOS app for enterprise, Expert Seller, which was developed in partnership with cloud storage service Box.

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07:41
The FBI Tells Law Makers that the Encryption on the...

Late yesterday Patently Apple posted a report titled 'President Obama Withholds Support for Encryption Legislation." In that report we noted that "The FBI isn't keeping its new iPhone attack secret from everyone. The FBI has already briefed Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) on the methods used to break into the iPhone at the center of Apple's recent legal fight. So what was revealed to the two Senators? Today we get a partial answer.

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07:38
FBI unsure if unlocked San Bernadino iPhone data may...

The good news is that the FBI was able to unlock the San Bernadino shooter’s iPhone 5c.

The bad news is that it might not be a treasure trove of information.

According to a recent report, despite having had access to all the data on the phone for more than a week, the FBI has apparently not yet found anything of value.

FBI general counsel James Baker told an International Association of Privacy Professionals conference that it was “too early” to say whether anything useful would be found, and that it may or may not choose to reveal the answer once it is certain.

“We’re now doing an analysis of that data, as we would in any other type of criminal terrorism investigation,’’ Mr. Baker said, adding: “That means we would follow logical leads.” But because the...

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07:34
It’s 2016, and Reddit just launched official iOS and...

Reddit has finally joined pretty much every other major site on the Internet in offering mobile apps.

The official Reddit apps are available now for iOS and Android. While the design differs somewhat between the two platforms—with iOS using bottom menu buttons for navigation and Android embracing Material Design—they both offer quick way to swipe or scroll through Reddit posts. These apps will likely have ads, but new users are getting three months of premium “Reddit Gold” membership that makes the apps ad-free.

To...

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07:33
Jason Snell’s 9.7-inch iPad Pro review

Jason Snell does an excellent job laying out all the details on the 9.7 inch iPad Pro. A terrific review. I especially love his thoughts on Apple’s product naming.

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07:21
FBI bought a tool from a private party to unlock an...

FBI Director James Comey says that the government purchased "a tool" from a private party in order to unlock the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, reports CNN Money.

"Litigation between the government and Apple over the San Bernardino phone has ended, because the government has purchased, from a private party, a way to get into that phone, 5C, running iOS 9," he said.

Law enforcement officials revealed in late March that they had finally cracked the iPhone used by Syed Farook, one of two shooters in the December 2015 attack that left 14 people dead. But they didn’t go into details, other than to say an unnamed third party had provided assistance. Some reports say that Israel's Cellebrite, a provider of mobile forensic software, is helping the FBI.

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07:14
A home VPN router setup that lets you safely browse...

I’m no expert, but this seems like a pretty good solution. Rather than pay a monthly fee for a VPN service, buy a router that includes the software, leave it at home and VPN in from your local coffee house.

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07:07
The story behind Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water”

This is an old story, but I just encountered it, found it fascinating. All guitarists (at least of my generation) learn, at some point, the chords to Smoke on the Water. It’s just one of those foundational songs.

The words tell a story, something about a flare gun, Frank Zappa, a gambling house, and a big fire. The post is an interview with the person who owned the concert hall/casino where Frank Zappa was playing when the whole disaster went down.

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07:05
Newegg customer service comes to Facebook Messenger

PC component retailer Newegg likes to experiment with new features for customer service. It was an early adopter of Bitcoin as payment, and now the company is joining the chat revolution. Newegg recently announced that you can now contact the company via Facebook Messenger.

The addition is not part of the new bot craze, but plain old standard live customer service—a program Facebook announced nearly a year ago.

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07:01
XCOM 2 out now on the Mac App Store

XCOM 2, the critically-acclaimed turn-based strategy game and massive Steam hit, is now available from the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/j5ns7wb). It costs $39.99 and requires Mac OS X 10.11 or higher.

Here’s how the game is described: “Earth has changed and is now under alien rule. Facing impossible odds you must rebuild XCOM, and ignite a global resistance to reclaim our world and save humanity.

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07:00
Toyota’s gorgeous wooden concept car

I so want one. If you have even the slightest interest in cars or design, check out the pictures in this post. Lovely, lovely work.

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06:56
Ogg unleashed on the Mac

Flexible Tales has debuted Ogg, a physics-based puzzle game for OS X. Players move and flip caveman clubs to alter the path of Ogg's wheel, rock, vegetable, fruit, and others so it reaches the bottom of the screen.

The puzzles take place over a wide range of illustrated environments. Ogg offers 150 levels with 15 worlds. It has a built-in hint system, complete with solutions.

Ogg requires OS X 10.9 or later. It costs $0.99 and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/app/ogg/id1056920785) in the Games category.

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06:51
Official Reddit iOS app live in the App Store

The app is well designed and a huge improvement on the raw Safari Reddit experience.

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06:50
CuteDJ for Mac OS X gets stability, performance...

CuteDJPro has announced CuteDJ - DJ Mixing Software 4.3.2, the latest version of their DJ mixing software for Mac OS X.

It’s a DJ mixing solution for mixing digital music as well as video and karaoke. V 4.3.2 is more stable, much faster and has a number of additional features.

CuteDJ 4.3.2 is compatible with OS X 10.7 and higher. It costs $49.95 and is available at the CuteDJPro website (http://www.cutedjpro.com/).

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06:46
White House won't publicly back legislation...

Despite recent comments by President Obama, the White House won't publicly support upcoming draft legislation that would let judges order companies like Apple to help decrypt their products, a report said on Thursday.

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06:42
Apple’s copycats are turning into true iPhone...

Vlad Savov, writing for The Verge:

The copying of Apple has evolved. It’s less literal now, as companies strive to recreate the essence of Apple’s success, whether it be through vertical integration (as with Huawei and its in-house processor design), positive brand associations, or simple aesthetic and tactile appeal. Apple is still the Michael Jordan that every Chinese smartphone manufacturer looks up to, but instead of trying to dunk with their tongues sticking out or shoot fadeaway jumpers, these rising stars are developing their own ways of scoring points with consumers. Instead of imitating, they are emulating.

Should Apple be concerned?

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06:37
New Patent Filings provide us with Insights into...

Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a pair of patent application from Apple that reveal some of the original thinking behind Apple Watch's Digital Crown and the iPhone 6s's Force Touch / 3D Touch display.

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06:35
EZQuest introduces six-foot USB-C/Thunderbolt 3-to-...

EZQuest has launched the USB-C/Thunderbolt 3-to-HDMI 4K Cable. It’s a six-foot-long cable that extends MacBook display screens to HDMI TV ports.

The EZQuest USB-C/Thunderbolt 3-to-HDMI cable connects to the latest MacBook USB-C Thunderbolt or Chromebook Pixel’s USB Type-C port to any HDMI-based display. The cable supports 4K HDTV or HD display with digital sound on a digital TV. Extend MacBook’s display to large screens or TVs.

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06:25
FBI can't unlock anything newer than Apple...

The unlocking procedure used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to break into an iPhone 5c at the center of the San Bernardino case cannot be used on new devices, the bureau's director said on Wednesday.

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06:19
FBI officially confirms hack it used does not work...

It has been widely speculated that the method used by the FBI to access the San Bernardino iPhone might not work with phones that have the Secure Enclave, and this has now been effectively confirmed. FBI director James Comey told CNN that the method doesn’t work with the latest iPhones.

The FBI director also said the purchased tool worked only on a “narrow slice of phones” that does not include the newest Apple models, or the 5S.

This fact also lends support to the main theory about how the hack was performed …

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06:11
White House isn’t supporting encryption legislation

The White House won’t offer public support for draft legislation that would empower judges to require companies such as Apple to help law enforcement crack encrypted data, reports Reuters, quoting unnamed “sources familiar with the discussions.”

“The decision all but assures that the years-long political impasse over encryption will continue even in the wake of the high-profile effort by the Department of Justice to force Apple to break into an iPhone used by a gunman in last December's shootings in San Bernardino, California,” the article adds.

The draft legislation from Senators Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein, the Republican chair and top Democrat respectively of the Senate Intelligence Committee, is expected to be introduced as soon as this week. The bill gives federal judges broad authority to order tech companies to help the government, but fails to...

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06:06
Reddit Launches Official iOS App With Free Gold for...

Reddit today released an official iOS app for browsing, searching, commenting, and upvoting within subreddits on iPhone or iPod touch.

Reddit for iOS replaces Alien Blue, which has now been removed from the App Store, as the website's official mobile app for Apple users.

Alien Blue previously served as Reddit's official iOS app after the company acquired it from developer Jase Morrissey in 2014. Alien Blue Pro users recently received four years of Reddit gold for free to help bridge the transition.

The...

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05:19
Reddit’s long-awaited official iOS app finally here...

It’s been almost 18 months since Reddit acquired the rights to the popular Alien Blue iOS app, stating then that it would be rebranded as an official client, but Reddit: The Official App finally made it to the U.S. App Store today. However, it is not yet available in all countries.

With the official Reddit app, you can:

  • Browse all of Reddit, wherever you are
  • Search and discover communities by topic or interest
  • Submit your own comments, images, links, and stories for others to view and discuss
  • Customize...
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05:00
Apple FBI Tussle Puts Bull's-Eye on iPhone


The battle between the FBI and Apple over access to the iPhone of San Bernardino, California, killer Syed Farook came to an abrupt end last week when the agency announced it no longer needed the company's assistance to crack the device. Since the U.S. Department of Justice delayed a hearing on an order to force Apple to assist the FBI in brute-forcing the password on Farook's phone, speculation has spread about how the agency planned to access the data on the device without the help of the iPhone's maker.

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05:00
Look to the future (I mean, the present), Apple, and...

The fourth gen Apple TV didn’t offer 4K support, but, hopefully, that will change by the fifth generation model.

According to data from Strategy Analytics (www.strategyanalytics.com), nearly 50% of U.S. homes will own a 4K TV by 2020. Apple might as well look to the future. The research group says:

Shipments of 4K/Ultra HD TVs grew 633% in 2014 to reach 12.1 million units with Asia Pacific accounting for 75% followed by North America (12%) and Western Europe (11%).

Global shipments of Ultra HD TVs more than doubled in 2015 to 27.5 million units and more than 100 million will be shipping annually by 2018.

Sixty percent of all Ultra HD TVs shipped globally in 2014 were 50-inch or larger in size, while a quarter of all 50-inch and larger TVs that shipped were Ultra HD.

Sub 50-inch Ultra HD TVs became widely available in 2015 and the sub 50-inch category will account for...

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04:18
Kool Tools: Pad & Quill cases for the iPhone SE...

Pad & Quill (http://www.padandquill.com) has introduced new wood and leather cases for the iPad Pro 9.7 and iPhone SE.

The $109.95 Oxford for iPad Pro 9.7 is slim American full-grain leather case that supports the Apple Smart Keyboard. This leather portfolio case for iPad Pro 9.7 combines a thin profile with the luxurious look and feel of high-end leather. Everything in this case is luxurious, even down to the UV resistant Marine-grade stitching we use which is also used in parachute construction.

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04:13
Apple is Focusing on a Game Changing Notebook Design

Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals their ongoing work and refinement of the reconfigurable MacBook that basically eliminates the physical keyboard and rigidly set trackpad. While some PC OEM's think that innovation is simply about making a device thin, Apple thinks differently and seeks to deliver that which is game changing.

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04:09
AKVIS Neon for OS X adds support for Ultra HD...

AKVIS has released AKVIS Neon 2.0 for Mac OS X (106 and higher) and Windows. The new version introduces interface changes, support for Ultra HD resolution, an improved glow effect with new settings and tools, new decoration effects and frames, and more.

AKVIS Neon creates glowing lines effects. The software transforms a photo into a sparkling image that looks like it’s drawn with light or luminescent ink.

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04:07
White House withholds support from legislation that...

The White House will not be supporting draft legislation that would allow courts to force tech companies like Apple to help law enforcement hack into encrypted devices, reports Reuters.

The Senate Intelligence Committee in February announced plans to impose criminal penalties on companies that fail to comply with court orders like the one challenged by Apple and ...

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04:05
Cronette for Mac OS X upgraded to version 1.7

Tension Software has updated Cronette (http://pomola.com/products_cronette/cronette.html), a Cocoa task launcher for Macs and Mac servers, to version 1.7.

Cronette lets you specify tasks to be launched automatically by the Mac. It can be used on unattended Mac Servers or also on regular Mac workstations for tasks to execute during the night or for recurring tasks to be performed on a regular basis. It provides different type of launch tasks: daily, weekly, monthly, yearly.

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04:04
Adoption of solid state drives to drive global 3D...

Technavio (www.technavio.com) analysts predict the the global 3D NAND flash market will reach 8.78 billion units by 2019, growing at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 91.82%.

To calculate the market size, the research group considered unit shipments of smartphones, tablet personal computers (PCs), notebooks, smartcards, universal serial bus (USB), MP3s, and solid-state drives (SSDs) made to manufacturers.
3D NAND flash market at a glance

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03:03
FBI says hack tool only works on iPhone 5c

Only the iPhone 5c running iOS 9 can be unlocked by the tool the FBI bought to crack the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino killers.

The tool does not work on the iPhone 5s or 6, so it only addresses a “narrow slice” of iPhones, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey said late Wednesday at Kenyon College.

The government is considering whether it should disclose to Apple the flaw that aided the hack: “We just haven’t decided yet,” he said at the Ohio college’s Center for the Study of American Democracy.

A court in California ordered Apple to help the FBI to hack by brute force the passcode of the iPhone 5c. The government was concerned that, if an auto-erase feature was activated on the phone, the data that the FBI was looking for would be automatically erased after 10 unsuccessful attempts, so it wanted a workaround from Apple.

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03:00
Apple Watch Hermes bands to be sold separately, come...

Apple and French fashion house Herm?s on Thursday revealed an upcoming expansion to their collaborative Apple Watch effort, unveiling four new band colors and announcing that each luxury leather accessory will be available for individual purchase later this month.

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03:00
This $25 Bluetooth tracker made my Apple TV remote...

The fourth-generation Apple TV has the most elegant remote control I’ve ever used. It’s thin. It’s light. It has cool-to-the-touch aluminum on the back, and smooth glass on the front.

But man, is it easy to lose.

No other streaming box remote—and I’ve used them all—has proven so adept at disappearing into the couch. This happens with such regularity that when the remote goes missing, my first thought is to start uprooting couch cushions even if the remote is hiding somewhere in plain sight. (The presence of a toddler only exacerbates the confusion.)

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02:44
HP Claims Innovation Over Apple With 'World...

Amid rumors that Apple is working on ultra-thin 13 and 15-inch "MacBooks", HP yesterday announced the "world's thinnest laptop" in the form of the Core-i powered 13.3-inch Spectre, with a design that the company said offered proof that it is driving innovation faster than Apple.

Created with a focus on "luxury and artisanal craftsmanship", the HP Spectre is 10.4mm thick and weighs in at 2.45lbs, sporting a twin-tone aluminum and carbon fiber chassis with an edge-to-edge Corning Gorilla Glass IPS 1080p display. Apple's 12-inch Retina MacBook is 13.1mm thick and weighs 2.03lbs by comparison.

The copper and dark gray body has contrast bronze edging and a full-size, recessed backlit keyboard with 1.3 mm travel, and includes a pair of arcing piston hinges that fold flush for a "...

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02:43
Apple announces standalone Apple Watch Hermès bands...

Until today, the only way to get a premium Apple Watch Hermès band was to buy the band and watch together from the Apple Store, or buy a very-similar (and cheaper) knockoff band and pretend it is genuine. It was also only offered in one color, fauve brown. That is all about to change however. Apple has announced that it will soon start selling Apple Watch Hermès bands standalone and in several new colors.

Soon, customers will be able to buy Double Tour, Single Tour and Cuff bands separately in fauve brown, feu red, blanc white, bleu paon green and blue saphir blue shades. The new bands will be available from April 19, 2016 …

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00:24
You may get madden coins for sale

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For the purpose of madden coins selection and convenience, the internet has just about anything an NFL sports fan could want. Some websites mostly retail just NFL gear and have the largest selection. These websites also specialize in autographed NFL merchandise and memorabilia. A simple search through Search engines or your favorite search engines yields some great results, too. However you may get there, you will also find that trusted online retailers like Amazon also carry a huge selection of National Football League merchandise.

Through water bottles to uniforms, they seemed to have it all. Product reviews also help to determine the true quality of items that you may not have...

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Wednesday April 6

21:09
Coachella 2016 to support Apple Pay transactions...

Revelers at this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will be able to pay for food, drinks, merchandise and more with their iPhone and Apple Watch thanks to a partnership with Square, which is supplying on-site vendors with Apple Pay-compatible mobile card readers.

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19:22
Report: Senate members being briefed by FBI on...

Just over a week ago, the FBI revealed that it had successfully unlocked the iPhone 5c used by one of the San Bernardino gunmen without the help of Apple. To this day, the FBI has not publicly disclosed the method it used to gain access, and it’s unclear if it ever will. The National Journal, however, reports today that the FBI has been briefing members of the Senate on how it was able to gain access to the locked iPhone.

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19:14
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18:13
FBI Telling Congress How It Hacked iPhone

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: According to a new report in National Journal, the FBI has already briefed Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) on the methods used to break into the iPhone at the center of Apple's recent legal fight. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) is also scheduled to be briefed on the topic in the days to come. [Feinstein and Burr are both working on a new bill to limit the use of encryption in consumer technology, expected to be made public in the weeks to come.] The disclosures come amid widespread calls for the attack to be made public, particularly from privacy and technology groups. However the FBI's new method works, the ability to unlock an iPhone without knowing its passcode represents a significant break in Apple's security measures, one Apple would surely like to protect against if it hasn't already. Just days after the FBI broke into the terrorist's iPhone, the FBI told law enforcement agencies it would assist them with unlocking phones and...

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18:04
The best iOS apps for taking notes with Apple Pencil...

After resisting the temptation for several months, I finally broke down this week and bought an Apple Pencil. I purchased the initial iPad Pro back in November when it first came out, but sold it and switched to the 9.7-inch model last week, and so far I’ve been very happy with that choice. Figuring that I’ll probably stick with this size iPad Pro for at least a year, I decided the Apple Pencil would be a worthwhile investment. And I was right.

I was skeptical of the Apple Pencil when it was first announced, as I assumed it would just be the same as the tacky styluses third-parties had been making for years, but after using it I’ve realized just how wrong I was. The thing that I noticed very early on in my time with the Apple Pencil though, was how crazy good the palm rejection is. Writing with...

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16:36
How to: Set up PS4's new Remote Play feature on...

Sony on Wednesday released a firmware update for its PlayStation 4 console, introducing a long-awaited Remote Play feature that lets gamers use their PC or Mac as a second screen device. AppleInsider shows you how to set it up.

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15:52
Facebook AI Fills In the Photo Blanks for Blind Users


Facebook on Monday introduced automated alt text, a new tool that describes what's in an image to help visually impaired users engage more on the site. The goal is to help the blind community experience Facebook the same way others enjoy it. People using screen readers on iOS devices will hear a description of the items contained in a photo when they swipe past pictures on a Facebook page. The feature is available in English for iOS users in the United States, the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

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15:19
President Obama Withholds Support for Encryption...

Earlier this month Patently Apple posted a report titled "President Obama Sheds Light on the Government's take on Smartphone Encryption and Apple's 'Black Box' Position." While President Obama clearly acknowledged that strong encryption is important to safeguard against the disruption of financial systems or air traffic control, he wondered if it made sense to create a security system with no door at all ...

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14:36
A Backlash is Brewing against Google's Nest

At Apple's WWDC 2014 Craig Federighi introduced Apple's Home Automation plan with HomeKit with dozens of companies like iHome, Honeywell, Philips, Texas Instruments on board to create compatible products that could be controlled on our iPhones. At the same time Google was rushing to get into the headlines about their Home Automation ...

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14:30
AWT News Update: April 6, 2016

Today's Apple news covers transit, hiding apps, Google Chrome, beta versions of Apple operating systems, and Foxconn. Who says we don't get around? 

  • Apple Maps adds Montreal transit instructions, and Steve provides a tip for those who are still waiting for transit instructions for their city...
  • Code in a new beta seems to show that Apple may make it possible to remove or hide those built-in apps you're not fond of
  • Chrome appears to be close to supporting OS X native push notifications
  • A bunch of new developer betas have just been pushed out by Apple
  • Foxconn may have purchased Sharp just to make AMOLED displays for future iPhones

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14:21
FBI reportedly briefs senators on San Bernardino...

The Justice Department has shared, or plans to share, details of its San Bernardino iPhone data extraction technique with high ranking U.S. senators, including Senate Intelligence Committee leaders working on a contentious cybersecurity bill, a report said Wednesday.

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14:09
This 112-year-old company is making enormous tables...

I don’t know if it’s because of our slightly obsessive fixation on Apple or whether it’s because Apple is known for making really interesting decisions but I can guarantee, this is the first time I’ve ever read an article about table design.

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14:03
Notable apps and app updates for April 6, 2016

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

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

Tension Software has updated Cronette, a Cocoa task launcher for Macs and Mac servers, to version 1.7. 

Cronette lets you specify tasks to be launched automatically by the Mac. It can be used on unattended Mac Servers or also on regular Mac workstations for tasks to execute during the night or for recurring tasks to be performed on a regular basis. It provides different type of launch tasks: daily, weekly, monthly, yearly.

Any task can be specified to launch different type of execution: open applications or documents from disk; open different type of URL; execute different type of actions: restart, shutdown, sleep...

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13:54
'iPhone 6 SE' mod kit crams iPhone SE...

Though some early rumors suggested the iPhone SE would have an iPhone 6-like design, it actually shipped in a chassis virtually identical to the iPhone 5s. However, some Chinese manufacturers have made iPhone SE-sized casings styled like the iPhone 6s, which prompted one publication to build their own fully functional so-called "iPhone 6 SE."

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13:47
Apple Campus 2 to Feature Custom Designed 18-Foot...

Apple Campus 2 has been designed from the ground up to meet Apple's exacting specifications, and the same careful attention is also being applied to the interior of the building, including the furniture. In a recent visit to the Apple Campus, design-focused site Design Milk was given a small tidbit of information regarding one element of the interior design of Apple Campus 2 -- the tables.

Apple is having 500 custom white oak tables created for Apple Campus 2, each one measuring in at 18-feet long, 4-feet wide, and 660 pounds. The tables are being designed by Dutch company Arco from a single sheet of wood with skateboard-style rounded edges and a seamless surface.

The closest approximation that popped into my head was an enormous naked wood skate deck designed for a colossus...

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13:34
FAA, corporations & aviation groups draft new...

A public/private committee organized by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has suggested preliminary rule changes for how close drones might fly to people, which could open up potential uses of the technology, such as air delivery.

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13:17
iOS users might soon be able to hide unused Apple...

Soon, you might finally be able to get rid of the Stocks app that’s been haunting your home screen for years.

AppAdvice has uncovered new code in iTunes metadata that suggest Apple might soon give iOS users the option to hide certain native apps from their iPhones. The new iTunes metadata shows that every app in the App Store has been getting two new keys labeled “isFirstParty” and “isFirstPartyHideableApp.” If Apple were to set this value to “true” on a certain app, iOS users will be able to remove that app from their home screens.

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13:09
Smile posts TextExpander follow-up

Thank you to all of our customers who have offered feedback on the new TextExpander, and thank you again for your long-term support. In our enthusiasm to release, we missed some details we’d like to address here.

Tough day for the folks at Smile. I do love the people at this company.

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13:07
Reaction to TextExpander changes

Smile launched TextExpander as a subscription service. Michael Tsai has a great roundup of reactions.

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12:55
Apple Maps transit directions expand to include...

This week, the slow and steady roll-out of Apple Maps transit data continued, adding the second-largest city of Canada, Montreal, to its lineup.

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12:51
Huawei Takes a Shot at Apple with the First High-End...

Rumors of Apple adopting a dual lens camera solution for their Next iPhone began in November 2014 and by June 2015 the pieces of the puzzle were coming together, making the rumors sound more than plausible. Such rumors were taken very seriously by Apple competitor Huawei, who launched their new flagship smartphone the P9 yesterday with a dual camera system.

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12:30
Top FBI Attorney Worried About WhatsApp Encryption

An anonymous reader shares an article on USNews:WhatsApp on Tuesday announced that all types of messages on the latest version of its app are now automatically protected by end-to-end encryption, and the FBI's top attorney is worried some of the platform's more than 1 billion global users will take advantage of the move to hide their crime- or terrorism-related communications. FBI General Counsel James Baker said in Washington on Tuesday that the decision by the Facebook-owned messaging platform to encrypt its global offerings "presents us with a significant problem" because criminals and terrorists could "get ideas." "If the public does nothing, encryption like that will continue to roll out," he said. "It has public safety costs. Folks have to understand that, and figure out how they are going to deal with that. Do they want the public to bear those costs? Do they want the victims of terrorism to bear those costs?"Maybe the government shouldn't have imposed so many surveillance...

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12:17
Google Chrome browser to gain support for native OS...

Google is working on supporting OS X's native push notifications in Chrome, instead of the browser having to use its own notification system, according to a developer on the project.

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11:54
How-To: Take better photos, videos, and selfies with...

If you consider your iPhone 6s to be a very good camera, then the 9.7-inch iPad Pro should equally be considered an acceptable camera in terms of quality. Both have 12‑megapixel iSight cameras on the back with True Tone flashes, 5-megapixel FaceTime HD cameras on the front with Retina Flash, and Live Photos on both sides, plus 4K video capture.

The only difference is obviously the form factor of each device: the iPhone’s candy bar shape makes it look like a digital camera, whereas the iPad may only be socially acceptable as a camera if no one realizes you’re actually taking photos. That’s kinda the trick for me; shoot with the iPad if I’m already using it for something else, otherwise go for the iPhone first.

That context is mostly around the house where no one can see (read: judge) me, but seriously using the 9.7-inch iPad Pro as a convenient camera has made me realize the iPad’s Camera app has a few drawbacks compared to the same app on the iPhone. Part of...

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11:53
Facebook Live update brings ability to go live in...

It was perhaps unimaginable just a few years ago, but live streaming has become particularly popular thanks to apps like Meerkat and, most notoriously, Twitter-acquired Periscope. Not to be left out, Facebook joined the race last summer — albeit initially only for public figures via the dedicated Mentions app — and then pushed beyond earlier this year with the open introduction of “Facebook Live” in the US, a feature within the mobile app that allows anyone to live stream to their friends.

The experiment seems to be working well, and with the app update — which begins its rollout today — Facebook is adding a variety of features to...

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11:37
External Link: Macminicolo Merging with MacStadium

Brian Stucki, founder of Mac mini server hosting company Macminicolo, has announced that his company is merging with MacStadium, another Mac-centric hosting company. He’ll remain president of Macminicolo and will serve as vice president of MacStadium.

 

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11:32
Podcast 502: The iPad Pro is changing how these...

The iPad Pro isn’t going to be everyone’s be-all-end-all, do-everthing device—no single thing is, not even one from Apple. But doing your best work is all about finding the exact mix of tools and technology that’s right for you, and the iPad Pro is making its presence felt in a wide variety of careers. This week, Glenn interviews three professionals who use the 12.9-inch iPad Pro either as their primary machine, or at least to do a lot of the work they used to do on a desktop or portable Mac.

They are: Chip Suddereth, a school administrator by day and podcaster by night. He’s the host of Two-minute Time Lord and the cohost of Audio Guide to Babylon 5. Tom Bridge is an IT and system administrator, and a principal at Technolutionary. Finally,...

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11:31
Apple releases Safari Technology Preview for download

It’s time to feel included.

Apple has opened its Safari Technology Preview to the public, allowing developers and non-developers alike to download the latest builds of the web browser for OS X and iOS. The Technology Preview includes the latest layout technologies, visual effects, and developer tools so you can provide input on how they are implemented and deliver a best-in-class user experience on all Apple devices.

The Technology Preview included advances in HTML, JavaScript, and CSS along with the most recent version of WebKit, the rendering engine that powers Safari.

Once downloaded the Safari Technology Preview updates every few weeks and include the most recent additions and improvements to WebKit. Users have access to developer tools and can use the latest version...

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11:00
iOS 9.3.2 beta (13F51a) Now Available

iOS 9.3.2 beta (13F51a) Now Available

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11:00
tvOS 9.2.1 beta (13Y5742b) Now Available

tvOS 9.2.1 beta (13Y5742b) Now Available

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11:00
iOS 9.3.2 beta (13F51a) Now Available

iOS 9.3.2 beta (13F51a) Now Available

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11:00
tvOS 9.2.1 beta (13Y5752a) Now Available

tvOS 9.2.1 beta (13Y5752a) Now Available

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11:00
watchOS 2.2.1 beta (13V413) Now Available

watchOS 2.2.1 beta (13V413) Now Available

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11:00
watchOS 2.2.1 beta (13V413) Now Available

watchOS 2.2.1 beta (13V413) Now Available

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11:00
OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 beta (15F18b) Now Available

OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 beta (15F18b) Now Available

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11:00
OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 beta (15F18b) Now Available

OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 beta (15F18b) Now Available

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10:55
Huawei Introduces Dual Camera Smartphone with...

Amid rumors that Apple plans to release a dual camera feature in the iPhone 7 Plus, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei today unveiled the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus, a set of smartphones that are equipped with impressive dual camera setups with some interesting capabilities.

The 5.2 and 5.5-inch P9 and P9 Plus both come with dual 12-megapixel rear cameras equipped with Leica-certified lenses. Hardware wise, the lenses include 1.25-micron pixel sizes for superior low light performance and an f/2.2 aperture, which will also improve performance in poor lighting conditions. There's also a dual-tone LED flash and a laser focusing module that works in tandem with the two cameras for faster focusing at short ranges.

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10:53
Happy Hour Podcast 061 | iPhone SE + 9.7-inch iPad...

This week Zac and Benjamin get into their first impressions of Apple’s iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro. Are either of these new devices worth the money? The Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and through our dedicated RSS feed.

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10:47
IK Multimedia releases Miroslav Philharmonik 2 CE

IK Multimedia announced today the release of Miroslav Philharmonik 2 CE "Classik Edition" (http://tinyurl.com/zpg3mbu) for Mac/PC. It’s a lower priced, fully featured edition of the recently released Miroslav Philharmonik 2.

Miroslav Philharmonik 2 CE features over 730 instruments, multiple articulations, a 10GB library, over 30 professional quality effects, three playback engines, a synthesizer section, a built-in mixer and a more. It’s being offered at an introductory price of $99.99.

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10:41
Tim Cook named to the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights...

Apple CEO Tim Cook has joined the board of directors of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization. It’s an international human rights organization founded by Robert Kennedy’s family and friends nearly 50 years ago. 

In December 2015, Tim Cook received the Ripple of Hope Award during the organization’s gala in New York City. The award was granted for his commitment to sustainable business practices and his lifelong commitment to human rights.

“Tim knows the importance of advocating for and representing people who have not been heard. He has integrity and does not shy away from challenging issues when he knows they are right and just,” Kerry Kennedy, President and CEO of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, said. “Tim is deeply committed to the social justice work that he is helping Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights accomplish.”

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10:41
Apple's CEO Joins Robert F. Kennedy Human...

Apple's CEO told Bloomberg back in 2014 that when he arrives at his office each morning, he's greeted by framed photos of Dr. King and Robert F. Kennedy. These were his heroes. Today, Apple's CEO Tim cook was honored when Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights proudly announced that he was now on their board of directors.

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10:20
WhatsApp Encryption Ups Privacy Ante


WhatsApp on Tuesday told its 1 billion users that their communications would be better protected from prying eyes with end-to-end encryption. The company always has made data and communication security a priority, according to Jan Koum and Brian Acton, the founders of WhatsApp, which Facebook bought for $19 billion in 2014. "From now on when you and your contacts use the latest version of the app, every call you make, and every message, photo, video, file, and voice message you send, is end to end encrypted by default," they said.

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10:20
Apple issues first betas of iOS 9.3.2, OS X 10.11.5...

Members of Apple's registered developer program were supplied with the pre-release beta builds of iOS 9.3.2, OS X 10.11.5 El Capitan, tvOS 9.2.1, and watchOS 2.2.1 on Wednesday.

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10:11
Apple releases first tvOS 9.2.1 + OS X 10.11.5 betas...

Just moments after releasing the first betas of iOS 9.3.2 and watchOS 2.2.1, Apple this afternoon has pushed fresh developer betas of tvOS and Mac OS X. The latest tvOS version released to developers today is 9.2.1, while OS X El Capitan has been bumped to 10.11.5.

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10:07
Apple Seeds First OS X 10.11.5 El Capitan Beta to...

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming OS X 10.11.5 El Capitan update to developers for testing purposes, just over two weeks after releasing OS X 10.11.4, the fourth major update to the OS X 10.11 operating system.

The new OS X 10.11.5 update can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center.

We don't yet know what improvements the fifth update to OS X El Capitan will bring, but like prior updates, it's likely to focus on security enhancements, performance improvements, and bug fixes to address issues that have been discovered since the release of OS X 10.11.4. We'll update this post with any changes that are discovered in the beta.

Related Roundup: OS X El Capitan
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10:00
Code reaffirms Apple's plan to allow users to...

Changes to iTunes metadata suggest that Apple will soon make it easier to hide first-party apps on the iOS homescreen, solving a long-standing complaint of iPhone and iPad owners.

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09:58
Amazon same-day delivery expands to 11 new cities as...

Amazon’s free same-day delivery service for Prime subscribers just got a major expansion, arriving in 11 more metropolitan areas.

The new cities include Charlotte, Cincinnati, Fresno, Louisville, Milwaukee, Nashville, Raleigh, Richmond, Sacramento, Stockton, and Tucson. Amazon is also supporting more neighborhoods in Central New Jersey, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, and San Diego, where same-day service is already available.

With the expansion, Amazon Prime subscribers can now get free same-day delivery in over 1,000 cities and towns, across 27 markets, TechCrunch points out. (Non-Prime customers pay $8.99 per order and $0.99 per item.)

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09:50
Apple Seeds First Beta of iOS 9.3.2 to Developers...

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming iOS 9.3.2 update to developers for testing purposes, just over two weeks after the public release of iOS 9.3. iOS 9.3, the third major update to iOS 9, introduced Night Shift mode and other feature improvements. iOS 9.3.2 also comes a week after the release of iOS 9.3.1, a bug fix update that addressed an issue causing Safari and other apps to crash after a web link was tapped.

The iOS 9.3.2 beta, build 13F51a, is available for download immediately from the Apple Developer Center and may be made available to public beta testers later this week.

We don't know what changes iOS 9.3.2 will bring to iOS 9, but...

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09:35
Winners of the Smithsonian Magazine’s 2015 photo...

As always, some spectacular images are presented here. I tell my photography students to look at and study these kinds of winning photographs and try and figure out how the photographer created it, both technically and creatively.

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09:33
Walking directions with Apple Watch

Dave Caolo is right, this is a great

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09:30
AppleInsider: iPhone SE selling well, experiencing...

Over the first weekend of sales of the new iPhone SE, we saw a lot of headlines that talked about "lackluster" sales of the new 4-inch phone. Those appear to have been based on the lack of the usual lines that accompany the launch of Apple's flagship iPhones like the iPhone 6s, as AppleInsider checked a number of stores and found that the iPhone SE is not only showing shipping delays in many places, but is actually out of stock in a number of stores.

For example, the site found that "the fastest a new iPhone SE will arrive from Apple in the U.S. is next Tuesday, April 12, and that's just select models." AppleInsider found other models to be unavailable until April 20. 

That's not all -- the 16GB models seem to have better availability than the 64GB devices, with the site finding that the more expensive model with additional storage...

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09:29
Tim Cook Joins Robert F. Kennedy Center Board of...

Apple CEO Tim Cook today joined the board of directors for the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights after being a longtime supporter of the organization. Cook counts Robert F. Kennedy as one of his personal heroes and has said there are two photos of Kennedy in his office that he looks at each day."Growing up, I was inspired by Robert Kennedy's infinite hope for humanity and his belief that people at their core are good, sharing universal goals for themselves and the world in which we live," said Cook. "Robert Kennedy spoke to our highest aspirations, calling Americans from all walks of life to fight for something better. He was and is a hero and role model to me, and I am honored to serve alongside Kerry and the rest of the board to advance his message of justice...

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09:22
iPhone SE Availability Tightening Online and at...

Nearly one week following the launch of the iPhone SE, availability of the new 4-inch smartphone continues to tighten. Apple now lists a standard delivery estimate of around April 22-27 in the U.S. for the majority of iPhone SE models, while in-store stock is depleted in many major cities.

AT&T

16GB/Silver: April 22-27

16GB/Gold: April 12-14

16GB/Space Gray: April 12-14

16GB/Rose Gold: April 12-14

64GB/Silver: April 22-27

64GB/Gold: April 22-27

64GB/Space Gray: April 22-27

64GB/Rose Gold: April 22-27

Verizon

16GB/Silver: April 12-14

16GB/Gold: April 12-14

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09:11
Tim Cook added to Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights...

Apple's chief executive has taken another public step in his philanthropic journey, joining the board of directors of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights.

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09:02
Gadget Ogling: Food Frenzies and Rollerblade Off-...


Of all the kitchen gadgets I own, the rice cooker is possibly my second-most favorite after the tea kettle. Sure, I could make rice in a pot, but the dedicated rice cooker makes it much easier to attend to other details instead of watching the pot. Xiaomi's pressurized version might prove even better. It recognizes the type of rice from a barcode scan and cooks it perfectly, keeping more nutrients locked in, since it won't let steam escape. It has a nonstick, cast iron pot that should help ensure even cooking.

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09:00
Take back your time with Delve Analytics

Earlier this week, business leaders from some of the most forward-thinking companies in the world gathered in New Orleans for the Microsoft Envision conference. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella spoke about the digital transformation of society and business, and how the use of intelligent systems can empower organizations by helping people understand more about the way they work. So today, we wanted to provide a deeper look at one of the newer capabilities in Office 365 that does just that—Delve Analytics.

In today’s modern workplace, we have more ways to communicate and collaborate with others throughout the course of our workday than ever before. In Office 365, you email and chat, have audio and video calls and meetings, collaborate on documents and share them with colleagues in the cloud. The Office 365 service processes millions of these interactions every day. Meanwhile, the Office Graph organizes these signals and applies sophisticated machine learning to them, all while...

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08:55
Facebook doubles down on live streaming with new...

It seems as if the revolution will be streamed, as social networking behemoth Facebook has chosen to drastically expand its live streaming features to make streams more interactive, easier to share, and more discoverable.

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08:48
New iTunes Metadata Suggests Users May Soon Be Able...

Apple may be laying the groundwork to allow users to remove or hide stock iOS apps, such as Compass and Tips, from their iPhones in an upcoming version of its mobile software, based on recently added metadata keys showing up on App Store apps.

As discovered by AppAdvice, Apple several weeks ago added a new pair of keys called "isFirstParty" and "isFirstPartyHideableApp" to the metadata of every App Store listing in iTunes. The new keys allow for a Boolean value of "true" or "false" to denote whether the app would be allowed to be hidden or removed from the user's iPhone. It's unclear whether the metadata is referring to an Apple-approved way to simply hide the first-party apps, or remove them altogether.

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08:39
Apple won't sacrifice profit margins to make...

When it launches in India on April 8, the iPhone SE will still command a 36 percent price premium there versus the U.S. -- likely keeping the device out of reach of most Indians, a report noted on Wednesday.

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08:35
Apple releases server-side patch to Siri bug...

A Siri-based vulnerability that allowed access to a user’s photos and contacts under the right conditions under iOS 9.3.1 has been patched server-side by Apple.

Shared recently by Jose Rodriguez, the vulnerability used Siri’s ability to access Twitter to find an email link or phone number, which could be pressed to open up an editable list of contacts even on a device that was locked. Through access to contacts, a user’s full photo library was also visible.

The vulnerability relied on Siri to perform a Twitter search and could give direct access to photos and contacts/ The...

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08:24
Apple fixes iOS lock screen bypass that gives access...

Apple has reportedly fixed a vulnerability that could have allowed hackers to bypass the passcode on iPhone 6s and 6s Plus running iOS 9.3.1 in order to access the address book and photos.

The bypass technique was discovered by researchers from German security firm Evolution Security and takes advantage of Siri's integration with apps like Twitter or Facebook and the new 3D Touch feature that's only available on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus models.

On a locked device, attackers can call up Siri and ask to search for items that contain @ tags using Twitter, Facebook or Yahoo. Then they can locate a string like an email address and use the 3D Touch hard push to bring out the context menu for it.

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08:08
Facebook adds reactions, events support, and filters...

After expanding live video broadcasts to all Android and iOS users earlier in 2016, Facebook is rolling out a whole bunch of new features for Facebook Live.

The biggest addition is the ability to broadcast to a more select audience. Starting Wednesday, users will be able to broadcast live video within individual Facebook groups as well as Facebook events pages.

Facebook imagines that people will use live video in groups to share birthday parties with relatives that live far away, and other purposes that are specific to a subset of Facebook users. Events, meanwhile, can reach larger audiences for concert previews and live AMA sessions.

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08:00
Apple's new 4" iPhone SE continues to see...

Though it didn't have the hype of a new next-generation iPhone launch, the revamped 4-inch iPhone SE continues to see demand outstrip Apple's available supply, with most stores completely out of stock and new orders advertised not to ship for a few weeks.

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07:56
Foxconn to Develop OLED Displays Following Sharp...

Following multiple reports claiming Apple will release its first OLED-based iPhone as early as 2017, DigiTimes Research says that Apple manufacturer Foxconn will develop AMOLED displays through its recent investment in troubled Japanese electronics maker Sharp.Sharp will set up one 4.5G and two 6G AMOLED production lines with monthly capacity of 13,000, 11,500 and 34,500 glass substrates respectively, with total monthly capacity of 9.85 million 5.5-inch equivalent panels.Given its longstanding relationship with Apple, the move could position Foxconn as a frontrunner among AMOLED display suppliers for iPhones. Recent reports said Apple was closing in on deals with...

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07:46
DisplayMate studies watching displays at night,...

For more than 50 years, people have been watching TV at night, often prior to going to sleep. This has only expanded in the era of devices, especially with the introduction of Apple’s iOS devices along with those of its competitors.

Worse, these devices, which tend to be set to a bright level, are now directly in front of the user, often less than two feet away at the time before use.

With that in mind, Dr. Raymond Soneira of DisplayMate has done an extended study and breakdown of Night Shift, Apple’s light shifting technology that’s recently made its way to the iOS.

With the rapidly increasing use of these displays, particularly at night, vision and sleep researchers discovered that watching a display at night can not only make it harder to fall asleep (up...

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07:14
The Apple Watch "Activity" App Logo is now...

Late yesterday the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest registered trademark for their Activity app logo ...

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07:00
Opera's Ex-CEO Launches Vivaldi 1.0 For Power...

Opera co-founder and former CEO Jon von Tetzchner on Wednesday launched the v1.0 of Vivaldi browser. Vivaldi v1.0, which is aimed at "power users", is available to download from the company's website for Windows, OS X, and Linux platforms. The Norway, Oslo company has been working on it since 2013. Vivaldi offers a range of features such as support for Chrome extension, Tab Stacks, Rewind and Fast Forward, and built-in support for custom keyboard shortcuts and mouse gestures. There are plenty of other handy tools including the ability to check how much data a Web page has consumed in real time.


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07:00
Qubes' Xen-Like Security Requires a Leap of...


If you want an effective and different approach to computer platform security, turn to the Qubes OS. Be prepared to adjust your expectations and your computing comfort zone, however. The Qubes OS does not work the way other Linux distros work in adding extra layers of security. It is based on the Fedora Linux desktop but goes well beyond Fedora's approach. Designed around the concept of security by isolation, it achieves that goal by using domains implemented as lightweight Xen virtual machines.

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06:58
Apple's iPhone loses ground in 'urban...

Apple's smartphone marketshare in "urban China" dropped 3.2 percentage points year-over-year during the spring quarter of 2016 -- marking the company's first such decline in the region since August 2014, according to research data published on Wednesday.

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06:52
Huawei's P9 flagship phone has a Leica-endorsed...

Thanks to its affordable and often feature-packed devices, Huawei has firmly entrenched itself as the third biggest smartphone manufacturer behind Apple and Samsung. Over the past six months or so, the company has added new handsets to its bigger-scr...

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06:48
Catalyst announces waterproof case family for the...

Catalyst (CatalystCase.com) has launched a new collection of waterproof cases for Apple iPhone SE, 12.9-inch iPad Pro and iPad mini, available for preorder today. 

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06:29
Study says people get turned on by touching a robot...

We've known for a long time that some people like touching robotic butts and cannot lie -- sex-bots already exist, after all. But now a group of researchers from Stanford University have produced data that can back that up. Jamy Li, Wendy Ju and Byro...

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06:27
TextExpander 6 Adds Teams and Subscription Billing

TextExpander, the text expansion utility from Smile, has added support for teams, as well as a new Web site for managing your snippets. However, the utility now requires a monthly subscription fee.

 

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06:22
Amazon's flagship new Kindle e-reader may get...

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos recently teased on Twitter that a new “top of the line” Kindle e-reader would be coming next week, but it appears The Wall Street Journal has an early scoop on at least one new addition to Amazon’s latest e-reader. Amazon is getting ready to roll out a “higher-end” Kindle and a compatible case with a built-in rechargeable battery, the Journal says.

Heads up readers – all-new, top of the line Kindle almost ready. 8th generation. Details next week.

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