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Tuesday February 9

14:02
Microsoft Mum on Office Accreditation Program Future

Microsoft has seemingly dropped its Microsoft Office for Mac and iOS Accredited Support Professional program, which was popular with consultants and IT professionals who found both the training and the accreditation valuable.

 

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12:49
Academic research and the dark web

This is a fascinating story. Academics do the research for free, but they have to buy back their papers through expensive subscriptions from publishers. Enter the dark web.

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12:42
I picked up this leather backpack from Pad &...

I love this bag. It’s quality from top to bottom and the leather artisan even signs it.

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12:33
Lawyers consider suing Apple over “error 53″ on...

It’s no surprise that lawyers are considering suing Apple, but this is an interesting case.

People who have iPhones running iOS 9 sometimes see “Error 53” when trying to restore the phone through Apple’s iTunes software after being prompted to connect the device to a computer. The error, which prevents the user from using the device, seems to occur on the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, and iPhone 6S Plus after their Touch ID sensors are repaired by unapproved retailers.

I can understand Apple’s reasoning, but perhaps they should have been more proactive in letting people know before they updated.

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10:56
“Huge” number of Mac apps vulnerable to hijacking,...

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Camtasia, uTorrent, and a large number of other Mac apps are susceptible to man-in-the-middle attacks that install malicious code, thanks to a vulnerability in Sparkle, the third-party software framework the apps use to receive updates.

The vulnerability is the result of apps that use a vulnerable version of Sparkle along with an unencrypted HTTP channel to receive data from update servers. It involves the way Sparkle interacts with functions built into the WebKit rendering engine to allow JavaScript execution. As a result, attackers with the ability to manipulate the traffic passing between the end user and the server—say, an adversary on the same Wi-Fi network—can inject malicious code into the communication. A...

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10:55
External Link: Apple Stores Installing Belkin iPhone...

Although iPhone screens are generally quite durable, particularly if guarded by a case, some people like to add a screen protector too. But installing a screen protector can be a finicky and error-prone process that suffers from problems with alignment, air bubbles, and trapped dust. Apple and Belkin are trying to address these frustrations in Apple retail stores, where Apple employees will install screen protectors using Belkin’s proprietary ScreenCare+ Application System — a machine designed to perform perfect installations. The system works with the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, and 6s Plus, and offers two screen protector options: InvisiGlass and Anti-Glare.

 

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10:41
Twitter Clobbered Over Timeline Algorithm Plans


Twitter plans to introduce an algorithmic timeline, possibly this week, according to a report last week. The algorithm would organize tweets based on relevancy. Twitter users criticized the idea using the hashtag #RIPTwitter, prompting CEO Jack Dorsey to respond. "Regarding #RIPTwitter: I want you all to know we're always listening. We never planned to reorder timelines next week," he tweeted over the weekend. User discontent could be the cumulative effect of rumored change.

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09:54
Apple plans its biggest Florida retail store to date

Apple is set to open its largest Florida retail store yet in downtown Miami, reports the South Florida Business Journal. The Cupertino, California-based company has signed a lease with the developer of Brickell City Centre, a $1.05 billion, mixed-use project in Miami’s financial district with residential towers under construction all around it.

Brickell City Centre will occupy nine acres along South Miami Avenue between Sixth and Eighth Street in downtown Miami. — Graphic courtesy of the South Florida Business Journal.

The 500,000-square-foot mall at Brickell City Centre is slated to open in fall 2016. It would be anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue and include the first Cinemex dine-in theater in the U.S. More than 70 stores have been announced for the project, with many of them luxury...

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09:49
Vine for iPhone gains 3D Touch shortcuts, new video...

Twitter-owned Vine for iOS, which lets you create and share short video loops, received a new update today that adds new shortcuts from the Home screen on the latest iPhones. Users can press the updated Vine icon firmly on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to jump directly into making a short Vine clip or viewing the explore section of the app.

The new Vine update also adds an option for sorting clips from other users in different orders. For example, you can now sort videos by newest, oldest, and popular. The toggle for sort order can be found on account pages next to the Posts section.

The latest update follows the release of Vine’s Apple Watch app...

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: light-up MFi Lightning cable $...

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08:53
82% Of Super Bowl Ad Searches Happened On Mobile, Up...

Huge percentage of searches during the game were done on mobile. Interesting numbers, not surprising that they are that high.

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08:49
Look closer: Macro photos of beautiful vintage Macs

Macworld:

One of the joys of macro photography is that for most of our lives most of us just don’t look at the world in that much detail. Whether you’re shooting or just looking at close-up shots, there’s something a bit magical about taking the time to examine things around us in minute detail. What they reveal is the “analogness” of those apparently crisp, perfect objects, their imperfections, and the artifacts of their manufacture.

So join me. Come near. Nearer! Let’s quite literally take a close look at some of the vintage Apple hardware in my collection.

As awful as the slideshow is, it’s a great example of macro (close up) photography and the beauty and attention to detail of some of Apple’s hardware.

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08:44
Legal ground work begins towards class action...

It was bound to happen.

In the wake of the iPhone Error 53 bricking issue, The law firm of PVCA hasn’t filed a case against Apple yet, but is looking for iPhone owners ready to sign up for a class action lawsuit.

As mentioned before, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners who had their Home button and Touch ID components repaired by a third party are encountering Error 53 if the parts aren’t properly installed and paired with the rest of the device. Apple says it’s a security feature to prevent anyone from bypassing the built-in personal data and privacy safeguards.

PVCA offered the following opinion on the matter:

“Think of it this way: Let’s say you bought a car, and had your alternator replaced by a local mechanic. Under Apple’s...

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08:40
How to connect a classic mechanical keyboard to your...

Before you ask yourself why, click through and look at the picture. If that doesn’t awaken the maker in you, this just might not be of interest.

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08:38
1Password 6.0.2

Enables you to control which vault is opened when you unlock the password manager, plus adds a number of improvements and bug fixes. ($49.99 new, free update, 43.8 MB)

 

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08:34
Meet the most powerful woman in Hollywood

Meet Kathleen Kennedy, read the Vanity Fair interview. Great read.

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08:34
Apple launches iPhone screen protector program in...

Apple’s new screen protector program is coming to Apple Store locations in the United States and other countries today. The program was first mentioned and rolled out to Japanese Apple Store locations last week and allows customers to get a Belkin screen protector carefully applied to their iPhone in store. At Apple Stores across America, customers can purchase a Belkin screen protector and have it applied in store by an Apple Store employee. The program supports only Apple’s latest iPhone models in both 4.7 and 5.5 inch variants: the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

The service looks to apply screen protectors to the iPhone, eliminating common errors like air bubbles. For the official experience, Apple employees will use a cloth to...

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08:10
Many thanks to our current supporters

We wish to thank you once again for all of your support. Below is a list of our current supporters. If your name is not on the list and you're currently contributing support, please let me know so that I may add it. 

In addition, if you're a donor and not in our Slack chat room or able to listen to the weekly podcast we put together exclusively for those of you who keep things running, let me know and I'll remedy the problem.

For those of you who aren't yet donating to Apple World Today, take a look at this article to see why we need your support. Now, here are the great people who make AWT possible as of our first birthday, February 9, 2016: 

Mario Ciabarra
Lucas Bowers
Garry Winer
Ken Snider
Michael Rose
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Hank Pepper
Harry
Alex Cohn
Tom
Michael Dunphy
Pat Lyons
Alan Koenigsberg
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08:04
News: Screen protector installation now available at...

Apple Stores worldwide began offering screen protector installation for iPhone 6, 6s, 6 Plus and 6s Plus users starting today. As previously reported, Apple has partnered with Belkin to place specialized screen protector installation machines in the back of stores, allowing customers to have their screen protector properly installed free of charge after they buy it. Two types of screen protectors — “Invisiglass” and “Anti-Glare”…

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08:00
Happy Birthday To Us: One Year of Apple World Today

Exactly one year ago today, Apple World Today launched with high expectations from me and the two other co-founders, Dave Caolo and Kelly Hodgkins. A lot has happened over the past year, so I thought I'd write a bit of a combined "lessons learned" and history post about the site. Here's what's happened:

A great launch, then a crash to reality

Our launch went really well, thanks to publicity from a number of sources. However, our first month as a new website was our best ever. Things were really quite desperate during the summer of 2015, when our traffic dipped to about a third of that first glorious month. Fortunately, we've recovered somewhat with a little growth each month since then, and we're now seeing solid numbers that are at about 55 percent of last February. It's not great, but seeing growth is a good thing and keeps us going to the keyboard every morning.

Some people got real jobs

During 2015 we had some staff...

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07:07
News: Russia mulling tax increase on App Store...

The Russian government is considering a bill that would increase taxes on a dozen categories of digital products and services offered by foreign companies like Apple, including ads, games, movies, marketplace transactions and cloud computing, Bloomberg reports. In a recent interview described as “peppered with expletives,” Russian Internet Czar German Klimenko said he is pushing to raise the taxes to level the playing field for Russian…

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07:00
New Safe Harbor Pact Offers Temporary Port in Storm


Through an eleventh-hour maneuver, the United States and the European Union last week avoided action that could have choked the movement of data between the regions and caused financial harm to U.S. companies. It may be only a temporary respite, however. The problem stems from a European Court of Justice decision in October that blew up an agreement between the regions that provided more than 4,000 U.S. companies with a "safe harbor" from strict European privacy laws when handling the information of the region's citizens.

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06:51
News: Lawyers threaten to sue Apple over ‘Error 53’...

After reports that iOS 9 updates have disabled iPhone 6 and 6s devices that had third-party repairs done to their Touch ID sensors, law firms in the U.S. and U.K. are considering legal action against Apple, The Guardian reports. Users with iPhones that have been repaired by someone other than Apple or that have unrepaired damage have reported receiving an “Error 53” message when updating their device’s software, leaving the phone…

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06:28
tvOS 9.2 beta includes voice dictation to replace...

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When we reviewed the new Apple TV and tvOS, one of our biggest complaints with the core experience was text entry with the Siri Remote. The scrolling and swiping was inaccurate and time-consuming—it's a big pain during initial setup and text-driven searches, and it is at best a step sideways from the old Apple TV software keyboard.

Apple released the third beta of tvOS 9.2 yesterday, and among its new features was a new text dictation feature that will let users spell out usernames and passwords letter by letter with their voices instead of the trackpad. The...

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06:16
Lawfirm Ready to File iPhone Error 53 Lawsuit

The Error 53 issue that's bricking iPhones that get replacement Touch ID sensors has the Internet up in arms, and that can mean only one thing: it's lawsuit time. The law firm of PVCA hasn't filed a case against Apple yet, but is looking for iPhone owners ready to sign up for a class action lawsuit.

The Mac Observer Spin: Right or wrong, the lawsuits over Error 53 were bound to happen. Welcome to the United States where starting lawsuits is as easy as buying a new pair of shoes.


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04:00
ChronoSync simplifies the process of syncing between...

If you have multiple Macs -- as many of us do -- you should certainly look into ChronoSync. The US$49.95 utility offers a way to synchronize or backup files and folders. You can synchronize between folders on your Mac, other Macs, PCs, external drives or anything you can mount on your Mac.

Let me admit that I mainly use ChronoSync for synching, as I have Time Machine and a Time Capsule that I use for my back-ups. What I really like about the software is its "intelligent" synchronization. It identifies and copies only the files that have changed since you last synchronized.

The most common need for synchronization is to simply maintain a redundant backup of your data. In this case, all the changes made in one target, the main target, will get copied over to another target, the backup target. You may never directly access the files on the backup target; they're there as a backup in case something...

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03:59
Apple faces ‘Error 53’ class action lawsuit in U.S...

A Seattle-based law firm is preparing to file a class action lawsuit against Apple over iOS updates bricking iPhones whose home buttons have been repaired or replaced by third-party companies. The Guardian reports that lawyers PCVA are inviting those who have experienced the ‘Error 53’ problem to contact them.

A London-based lawyer also believes that the issue may place Apple in breach of consumer law in the UK …

Apple says that the issue is a security feature designed to ensure that Touch ID cannot be compromised.

Error 53 is the result of security checks designed to protect our customers...

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00:21
Old-Timey Mischief on Display at the Malware Museum


The Internet Archive on Friday cut the ribbon on its online Malware Museum, an online compendium of malware programs computer users in the 1980s and 1990s sometimes encountered. Everything old is new again, so the saying goes, and apparently that retro fascination applies to computer viruses. The museum presents examples of the viruses, complete with the messages or animations they would have shown when infecting a computer, allowing visitors to download examples and experience their own malware "infection."

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Monday February 8

20:07
Munster: Apple likely to fold VR into 'Made for...

Following up on a recent flurry of Apple acquisitions and key hires from the augmented reality/virtual reality field, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster believes the iPhone maker plans to pivot on iOS in a bid for the mixed reality space within the next two years.

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19:57
Nick Farmer knows dozens of languages, so he...

Ars Technica:

The Expanse series takes place two centuries from now in the Belt, a ring of asteroids that orbit the Sun between Mars and Jupiter. People who have migrated to the Belt come from all over Earth speaking dozens of languages, and they’re often isolated for years at a time on remote mining stations. To communicate, they evolve a creole called Belter, which becomes the lingua franca for what is essentially the solar system’s new proletariat. The problem? In the book, Belter could be referenced. But now that The Expanse was coming to television, people would actually have to speak the damn thing. SyFy suddenly needed a linguist who could build a language out of dozens of parts. Luckily, Franck knew a guy. He soon recommended Farmer, who delivered a lot more than they bargained for.

I’m really enjoying this show. It started off a little slow but hit its stride about four episodes in.

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17:25
Apple CEO Tim Cook Congrats Denver Broncos with Tweet

Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted his congratulations to the Denver Broncos for winning Super Bowl 50. Mr. Cook did so with a pair of tweets from the game itself, including the one below and an earlier one from the field.

Congrats @Millerlite40 Peyton Manning @Broncos Amazing season. pic.twitter.com/3RfQml832C
- Tim Cook (@tim_cook) February 8, 2016


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17:15
Firewatch Release on February 9th for Mac, Windows,...

Firewatch comes to Mac, Windows, Linux, and PlayStation 4 on Tuesday. The Mac version is via Steam, where it's available for a preorder discount of US$17.99 (regularly $19.99) now. According to the developers, "Firewatch is a mystery set in the Wyoming wilderness, where your only emotional lifeline is the person on the other end of a handheld radio." It's set in 1989, meaning no smartphones or even cellphones. The trailer looks great. Check it out.


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16:56
Report: Apple’s quest for retail stores in India on...

Earlier this year it was revealed that Apple is slowly making its way towards opening its own branded retail stores in India. Apple Stores in India have been a long time coming, but now it looks like they are finally getting close. Bloomberg reports that, after filing the initial paperwork last month, Apple is on track to have its request to be permitted to operate retail stores in India approved.

The report claims that, while a portion of the paperwork is being resubmitted due to a formatting error, the Indian government has every intention to approve the request. Although, there’s still no specific time-frame for the...

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16:53
Intego Warns of Fake Flash Update that Installs...

Security software company Intego is warning of a malware disguised as a (fake) Flash installer that actually installs scareware and other malware on your Mac. The malware isn't exploiting any security holes in OS X, but instead does a semi-credible job of looking like an Adobe Flash update to socially engineer users into permitting the installation.


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15:30
AWT News Update: February 8, 2016

Fresh off of a Super Bowl 50 victory by the Denver Broncos, it's the AWT News Update from the suburbs of Denver, Colorado. Today's stories include:

  • A new tvOS beta allows users to dictate names and passwords using Siri dictation
  • Instagram app now allows multiple user accounts
  • Apple has filed a motion for a mistrial in that lawsuit that awarded $625 million to a patent troll

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15:18
[Sponsor] Squarespace

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15:18
NPR live tweets the Super Bowl in haiku

That’s certainly original.

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15:07
Apple makes its Swift benchmark suite open source

In a post on its Swift blog Apple says Swift’s benchmark suite is now open source. The uite contains source code for benchmarks, libraries, and utilities designed to help track Swift performance and catch performance regressions before they are committed, including:

  • 75 benchmarks covering a number of important Swift workloads;
  • Libraries providing commonly needed benchmarking functions;
  • A driver for running benchmarks and displaying performance metrics;
  • A utility for comparing benchmark metrics across Swift versions.

The Swift programming language itself went open source in December. It’s the brainchild of Chris Lattner, who is the senior director of Apple's Developer Tools Department. In 2010, he began taking ideas from Objective-C, Rust, Haskell, Ruby, Python, C#, CLU and other languages to create the new language. Swift...

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14:30
Infographic for Spotting Fake Apple Watches

Watch retailer Watches2U put together an infographic for spotting fake Apple Watches, which we've included below. It's a handy-dandy guide, especially for those who don't eat, breathe, and sleep Apple products. Check it out in the full story.


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14:16
Potential lawsuit looming over ‘Error 53’ problems

Another day, another (possible) lawsuit. According to The Guardian, one firm of U.S. lawyers is planning to bring a class action lawsuit against Apple over the “Error 53” codes brouhaha.

A UK barrister told The Guardian that Apple’s “reckless” policy of effectively killing people’s iPhones following the software upgrade could potentially be viewed as an offense under the Criminal Damage Act 1971. The act makes it an offense to intentionally destroy the property of another.

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14:00
Notable apps and app updates for Feb. 8, 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 for Mac OS X and iOS.

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

Ben Software, in conjunction with Pro Video Analytic Tools, has introduced MotionMap, a new video analytics software product designed to work in conjunction with any video surveillance (CCTV) system. 

The Mac OS X compatible software analyses captured footage to build a picture of where motion most occurs in the video frame. These motion maps give insights into traffic flows - for example customers moving around a store or showroom.

MotionMap costs $199). A 10-day fully-functional trial version of the software is available for download.

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14:00
TMO Background Mode: Interview with The Wirecutter’s...

Glenn Fleishman is currently the Editor at Large for The Wirecutter and a Macworld Senior Contributor. Glenn is also a book author, and his Peachpit Press bio describes him as an "unsolicited pundit." That's because, as you'll hear in this interview, Glenn mind-melded with mechanical devices at an early age and soon discovered that he has a programmer's mind. That led to computers, graphic design and journalism in college. Later, that led to stints at Infoworld magazine and at Amazon as well as technical support for Kodak. And that led to ... well you'll just have to listen in-especially to hear Glenn's perspectives on Apple.


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13:34
AppDelete Uninstaller for Mac: $4

AppDelete Uninstaller for Mac is a utility that will deletes any stray folders, files, preference files, caches, widgets, preference panes, plugins, bundle, and screensavers associated with an app you want to delete. And it has an undo feature, too. We have a deal on it for just $4. Check out the deal listing for more information.


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13:23
Gear: Hex Brigade Messenger Bag and DSLR Camera Gear...

Hex has recently introduced a number of new bags, including its Brigade Messenger Bag ($90) and DSLR Camera Gear Bag ($175). Brigade Messenger Bag is an affordable bag with a woven cotton exterior that’s been treated for water resistance. A front flap and two clasps keep the bag shut, ensuring the many included compartments are kept safe, dry, and secure. While Brigade Messenger Bag could be a travel option for a variety of travelers and commuters,…

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12:43
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 8...

Notable software releases this week include Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.7, Final Cut Pro X 10.2.3, Motion 5.2.3, Compressor 4.2.2, Banktivity 5.6.5 (formerly iBank), and DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.8.9.

 

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12:43
ExtraBITS for 8 February 2016

In this week’s ExtraBITS collection, writer Craig Grannell calls out Apple for a lack of Reduce Motion options in OS X and tvOS, Facebook’s iOS app continues to use more power than is reasonable, and veteran technology journalist Walt Mossberg says that Apple’s apps need improvement.

 

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12:14
External Link: El Capitan and tvOS Criticized by...

The Reduce Motion option in iOS (Settings > General > Accessibility) helped many users for whom iOS’s animations and parallax effects cause motion sickness and nausea due to vestibular disorders. Writer Craig Grannell charges that Apple has not followed suit with OS X 10.11 El Capitan and tvOS, both of which sport the kind of eye candy that makes him ill. In OS X, the only app that attempts to help is Photos, which has a Reduce Motion option in its preferences, but Grannell claims that both it and tvOS’s Reduce Motion settings are almost entirely ineffective. Although it’s impossible to know what percent of the population suffers from vestibular disorders, estimates range from 5 to 35 percent, meaning that there could be many millions of people out there who endure some level of discomfort due to unnecessary animations and effects. We’d like to see Apple extend its accessibility work in iOS to its other operating systems (including watchOS, which Grannell doesn’t discuss)....

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11:58
PSA: Get 2GB of free Google Drive storage when you...

Admit it: you can always use more cloud storage. Google is offering you an easy way to score more Drive space and get some extra peace of mind about your account security.

Just as it did last year, Google is honoring Safer Internet Day by giving you 2GB of Google Drive space if you perform an account security check.

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After a quick check-up, two GB of Drive storage will be yours.

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11:33
Apple Files for Mistrial in VirnetX Patent...

Apple has filed a motion for a mistrial in the infringement case where the patent holding company VirnetX won US$625 million. The winnings came from a retrial, and Apple claims VirnetX's legal team misrepresented the facts, warranting a mistrial.

The Mac Observer Spin: Regardless of who's right and who's wrong in the Apple and VirnetX patent fight, it's pretty clear the fight isn't ending any time soon.


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11:08
Super Bowl halftime show marred by functioning sound...

The Onion:

Disappointing the thousands of fans in attendance as well as an estimated 100 million viewers watching at home, the Super Bowl 50 halftime show was marred Sunday by the stadium’s functioning sound system, sources confirmed. “Right from the beginning, the sound was working normally, and unfortunately, I could clearly hear the singing,” said 29-year-old spectator Joe Kessler.

Priceless.

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10:43
Keybase Releases Encrypted File-Sharing iPhone App


Keybase last week announced the alpha release of the Keybase app for the iPhone with a cryptographically secure file mount. Users can write data in an automatically created folder in this format: /keybase/public/username. Files written in the folder are signed automatically and appear as plain text files on computers. The folder prevents server-side and man-in-the-middle attacks, according to Keybase. Files stream in on demand; there is no syncing as there is in Dropbox, Google Drive and Box.

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10:40
The Guardian: Uninstall the Facebook app to gain...

Facebook strikes again! Last year, the company's iPhone app was widely criticized for draining battery power thanks to using wasteful methods of staying active. According to an informal survey of iPhone users by Samuel Gibbs at The Guardian published today, removing the Facebook app can save up to 15% of iPhone battery life so it's obvious there are still issues with the app.

Gibbs used his own iPhone 6s Plus for a week without the Facebook app, choosing to use the social network's website through Safari instead. He compared his daily average battery life each day at 10:30 PM both without and then with the app installed, and found that deleting Facebook from the iPhone increased his battery power by an average of 15 percent.

At that point, Gibbs recruited other Facebook users with iPhones to perform the same test, and all were able to...

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10:27
Switch from Facebook's iOS app to Facebook on...

Facebook last October promised to fix technical issues with its iOS app that caused it to suck up tons of battery life, but despite those efforts, Facebook’s iPhone app continues to hog more power than it should. The Guardian has some anecdotal evidence indicating that it’s not just using Facebook that’s running your battery down—it’s using the Facebook iOS app specifically.

Uninstalling the app altogether and using Facebook on Safari conserves up to 15 percent of your iPhone battery life on average, and that’s including the same amount of daily usage, according to The Guardian’s research. The news organization first tested Facebook’s Android app and found that deleting it from a phone saves up to 20 percent of its battery...

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10:26
Hacker posts info on thousands of Homeland Security...

The US government has yet another security breach on its hands. Late yesterday, a Twitter account posted a Department of Homeland Security staff directory containing names, titles, email addresses, phone numbers and more for over 9,000 employees. "Th...

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10:19
TMO Daily Observations 2016-02-08: Apple’s Error 53...

Apple says it's protecting users by locking up their iPhones when third-party Touch ID Home buttons are installed. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at iPhone and touch sensor security, plus John has some ideas on what Apple could do with health and fitness sensors in future Apple Watch models.


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10:10
News: Apple releases iOS 9.3 beta 3, tvOS 9.2 beta 3...

Apple has released three of its latest betas to developers today with iOS 9.3 beta 3, tvOS 9.2 beta 3, and watchOS 2.2 beta 3. The public version of iOS 9.3 beta 3 should be released later this week. We’ll update our iOS and tvOS “Inside the betas” article later on with any relevant information....

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09:51
News: Indie game ‘The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth’...

Apple has rejected an iOS version of the popular indie game The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth after deciding its content depicts “violence towards, or abuse of, children,” the game’s developer said on Twitter. The game, based loosely on the Old Testament story of Abraham being asked by God to sacrifice his son Isaac, revolves around the child protagonist’s efforts to escape the basement where he is being held by his mother. The…

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09:49
Apple Music is now available in Turkey and Taiwan

Apple Music is now available in Turkey and Taiwan. The streaming music service is now available in 113 countries.

Apple Music now has over 10 million paying subscribers, reports the Financial Times. The service costs $9.99 per month (you can try it free for three months). 

There’s a family plan for $14.99/month providing service for up to six family members. All you need to do is set up iCloud Family Sharing on your iOS device or Mac and invite family members to join. (Android users can be part of your family membership, too.)

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09:32
∞ The Dalrymple Report with Merlin Mann: Settle Down

This week, Jim and Merlin talk about Apple’s software struggles and their wish list for Apple Watch updates.

Also, some fun #heytdr, including listener questions about iOS text editors and easy songs to learn on guitar.

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09:22
Hangouts targets improved call quality and speed...

Hangouts will now seek to establish peer-to-peer connections for new calls, a move that should improve the speed and quality of connections.

A Reddit user spotted the change when initiating the call recently. Also, Google launched a help page that outlines how the upgrade works, including the caveat that P2P connections will reveal your IP address. 

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You may see a notification about improved quality next time you initiate a Hangouts call.

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09:21
Tommy Hilfiger's next fashion show to offer...

For its upcoming New York Fashion Week show, clothing brand Tommy Hilfiger will reportedly be offering speedier entry for people wearing an Apple Watch, including a dedicated fast lane to usher them in.

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09:21
External Link: Facebook’s iOS App Is Still a Battery...

Despite Facebook supposedly taking steps to address the issue, the service’s iOS app apparently still consumes more battery power than is reasonable. Samuel Gibbs of The Guardian found that uninstalling the app made the battery in his iPhone 6s Plus last 15 percent longer than when the app was installed. It also saved him about 500 MB of storage space, due to the app’s large size and cache. It’s distressing that a company with such extensive development resources has failed to resolve this problem for so many years. If you use Facebook and are having battery life issues, consider deleting the app and using Facebook in Safari instead. For more tips on improving battery life, read “iOS 9: A Take Control Crash Course.”

 

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09:20
Apple CEO Tim Cook celebrates Denver Broncos victory

Immediately after the end of last night's Super Bowl game, Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted out his congratulations to the team with this photo:

Colorado Rocky Mountain High congrats @Broncos! pic.twitter.com/3l3gpqWaKj

— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) February 8, 2016

Cook caught a lot of flak for taking such a blurry photo, with a number of sarcastic tweets immediately calling out Apple's "Shot on iPhone" ad campaign. Fortunately, Cook followed up shortly with another much clearer shot with his congratulations to Super Bowl MVP Von Miller and Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning:

Congrats @Millerlite40 Peyton Manning @Broncos Amazing season. pic.twitter.com/...

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09:00
News: Apple likely to receive approval to open...

After filing applications last month, Apple is on track to receive the necessary approval to open its own retail locations in India, Bloomberg reports. A person with knowledge of the process said the Indian government plans to push through Apple’s application after the company resubmitted it in the proper format, but declined to provide a timetable for final approval. The source said Apple will likely qualify as a provider of cutting-edge technology,…

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08:47
News: Study finds Apple Watch is best fitness...

A new study finds that of eight fitness trackers on the market, only the Apple Watch regularly changes its Bluetooth MAC address to protect user privacy. While the Apple Watch alters the device’s MAC address every time it’s rebooted and around every 10 minutes while active, all the other trackers maintained the same MAC address for a period of months, leaving the user open to persistent monitoring whenever the tracker is operating independently…

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08:46
Igloo Software: What if you could get 5% of your day...

What if you could get 5% of your day back? What would you do?

You already have enough work to do today and shouldn’t have to waste time looking for the things you need to do your job.

Igloo makes it easy to find what you need, when you need it. And it’s not just for locating your traditional intranet stuff like HR policies and expense forms. It also helps you find experts, talk about problems and share content with your team. So stop digging through your inbox for that file from 3 months back and give yourself the tools you need to do your best work.

Try it yourself or send your IT guy to investigate Igloo, an intranet you’ll actually like.

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08:29
Rumor: Apple quietly launches Mac Pro Repair...

If you have a 2013 or later Mac Pro, it looks like Apple will be launching a Mac Pro Repair Extension Program to address complaints of video related issues with select models of the desktop.

Apple recently sent out a notice to its authorized service providers detailing the new program and those eligible for repairs or replacements.

In the notice, Apple notes that Mac Pros manufactured between February 8, 2015 and April 11, 2015 are eligible for repairs due to issues with the machine’s graphics cards that “may cause distorted video, no video, system instability, freezing, restarts, shut downs, or may prevent system start up.”

Apple defines the symptoms as such:

Distorted or scrambled video on the external display
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08:22
Three Alternatives to the iPad Pro’s Smart Keyboard

Apple’s Smart Keyboard for the iPad Pro works reasonably well and is thin and lightweight, but its chiclet keys are an acquired taste for many. Fortunately, alternatives do exist. Julio Ojeda-Zapata looks at three third-party iPad Pro keyboards that take different approaches.

 

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08:11
New Apple Repair Program for Mac Pro Video Cards

Apple has launched a secret repair program for some late 2013 Mac Pros with video issues. Josh Centers tells you which models are affected and explains how to get them fixed.

 

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08:05
Apple Quietly Rolls Out 2013 Mac Pro Video Repair...

If your 2013-model Mac Pro is having video issues, Apple may be ready to fix the problem for free. The company has a new hardware repair program in place to deal with the issue, but you'll have to ask because it isn't being advertised.

The Mac Observer Spin: tl;dr version: Mac Pros made between February 8th and April 11th last year are covered by the free parts replacement program. If you're having weird video issues, schedule a Genius Bar appointment.


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07:42
∞ Beatboxing with Siri

[VIDEO] Ask Siri to “beatbox” and you’ll get one answer. But there’s a much more interesting way to get Siri to beatbox.

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07:31
Jean-Louis Gassée: Surface Pro 4 vs iPad Pro vs...

Jean-Louis Gassée, writing for Monday Note, takes us along for the ride as he ambles to his local Microsoft Store to purchase a Surface Pro 4, then compares it to his iPad Pro and MacBook.

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07:19
The Pirate Bay gets into the streaming game

There's a new, free streaming service offering limitless television shows and the latest movies, but it just might put you in the sights of the entertainment industry. Infamous pirate download site, The Pirate Bay, recently rolled out a streaming service that is currently in beta.

The new streaming service isn't coming directly from TPB. Instead, the torrent-centric site has added support for Torrents Time, a browser plugin that lets you stream torrents from your browser. To use TPB's new streaming feature a user must have the Torrents Time plugin installed. Then it's smooth sailing on the pirate-ridden digital-streaming seas. Torrents Time even supports casting to a television. 

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07:17
Breakdown of iPhone usage

MixPanel lays out the adoption numbers for the various iPhone models. There are still plenty of smaller screen iPhones out there, just ready for upgrades.

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07:17
News: Conflicting reports over pink color to be...

Ahead of the expected March 15 reveal of the iPhone 5se, conflicting reports have emerged about which shade of pink will be featured on the new iPhone. Macotakara reported that the new model will be available in the hot pink color that appeared in the new iPod touch and iPod nano last summer, instead of the rose gold featured in the iPhone 6s. 9to5Mac pushed back against that rumor, claiming its sources are holding firm that the new phones will be…

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07:16
Apple: Error 53 is About Security, not Bricking...

Error 53 has taken the Internet by storm and is being tossed around as an example of how Apple is trying to screw iPhone users. The error can appear after the Touch ID sensor is replaced without following the proper procedure, which leaves the iPhone unusable. Apple says that's part of keeping our personal data-and fingerprints-secure.


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07:00
The Mac’s worm has turned

Dan Moren, writing for Macworld, on the Mac’s slow and steady growth after all these years. Will iPad knock the Mac out of it’s central position in the Apple ecosystem?

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06:51
Apple Music launches in Taiwan, now in 113 countries

Following the most recent Apple Music launch for users in Turkey last week, the subscription music streaming service and accompanying Beats 1 radio station have now officially launched in Taiwan.

Apple Music is available now for users in Taiwan that want to subscribe and comes with the usual three month free trial before monthly pricing kicks in at NT $150 (around $4.50 USD), or NT $240 for a family plan. And Beats 1 is also launching alongside Apple Music in the country (which isn’t always the case) and like other markets is available free to listen for all with or without a subscription. The Taiwan version of Apple Music and radio features, like other local markets, will include curated...

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06:26
Apple Maps and fantastic 3D Touch shortcuts

Christian Zibreg, writing for iDownloadBlog, pulled together this tutorial that walks you through the various ways you can use 3D Touch with Apple Maps.

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06:23
The 10 best tech ads from Super Bowl 50

It's post-Super Bowl Monday and millions of you are probably reading this from home today recovering from Sunday night's festivities. We can't help you with that pounding headache or that regret over siding with Bing and betting on the Panthers–seriously, what were you thinking? But we can give you some entertainment with the best tech-themed ads from the Super Bowl.

While you were reaching for one of the 1.3 billion chicken wings or a slice of the 4 million pizzas eaten on Super Bowl Sunday, Amazon, Fitbit, T-Mobile, and Intuit's TurboTax were pouring millions into Super Bowl ads.

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06:15
Things are looking good for Apple to open its first...

It’s looking positive for Apple to win clearance to open its first retail stores in India. The company should also qualify as a provider of cutting-edge technology, sources told Bloomberg.

That would exempt the maker of iPhones and iPads from a rule forcing foreign businesses that retail a single brand in India to procure 30% of a product’s inputs locally. The company makes most of its devices in China.

India is an important country for Apple. The Cupertino, California-based company Apple crossed the $1 billion sales mark in its India operations for the first time in the fiscal year that ended in March, according to results filed with the Registrar of Companies (RoC) on Wednesday.

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06:07
RESCUECOM: Windows 10 brings more headaches to users

RESCUECOM, which specializes in computer repair, has gathered all the data for the 2016 Computer Repair Report and found that Windows 10 problems are on the rise rather than decreasing. And while the numbers aren’t particularly high, calls for hardware installation or setup difficulty on Macs, mobile devices, and personal computers in general nearly doubled from last quarter to 5.9%.  These include any trouble with screens, batteries, keyboards, and other parts.

While many people might have expected that the high volume of tech support calls for Windows 10 issues to have diminished after the extremely high numbers in the last report, they have instead increased, according to the company that provides computer repair and tech support. However, this problem should lessen as people become acclimated to the operating system update.

RESCUECOM constructs the Computer Repair Report by collecting information on every problem for which...

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Luminid Touch Light-Up Cable

In our iLounge Deal for today you can pick up the Luminid Touch Light-Up Cable for only $9.99 — that’s almost 50% off the regular price. This handy MFi-certified Lightning cable lets you charge your iPhone day or night, lighting up the moment you touch it so that you can see your way to properly plug it into your device, and then turning off again once it’s properly plugged in. Get the Luminid Touch Light-Up Cable now for only $9.99...

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05:57
Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.7

Fixes a number of bugs for the backup utility. ($39.99 new, free update, 12.1 MB)

 

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05:30
On-demand streaming services grew to 317 billion...

In 2015, on-demand music streaming services (Spotify, Apple Music, Rhapsody, Pandora, Cricket, Google Play, Medianet, Slacker, Xbox Music, YouTube, and VEVO) grew to 317 billion streams, doubling doubling from 2014, which saw 164.5 billion songs streamed, according to Nielsen’s year-end music report, as noted by TechCrunch.

Album sales were down by 6% in 2015, but that’s better than 2014, when they dropped by 11%. What’s more,  sales of vinyl grew in 2015. Sales were up 30%, and accounted for almost 9 % of physical album sales.

In 2015, digital track sales were also down thanks to streaming’s rise, dropping 12.5% to 964.8 million units in 2015. That’ a decline from 2014’s 1.1 billion units.

Digital album sales didn’t fare as badly, though. Last year, they declined...

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05:00
Tek Holster lets you ‘pack an iPhone’ in style and...

Last week I reviewed the LS West holster case for the iPhone; I’ve also test driven another holster case: the Tek Holster. The former is made of vegan leather; if you're a diehard fan of real leather, you’ll prefer the latter, which is also less expensive.

The Tek Holster is extremely comfortable and can be worn over either shoulder. It stretches as it moves thanks to the $24.99 custom strap. The holster case and strap combined weigh only about 3.75 ounces. The advantage to the case/strap combo is that you don’t have to worry about your Apple smartphone bending in your pocket — or fitting in a pocket if you’re wearing your skinny jeans.

You can mount your iPhone either horizontally or vertically. I found fitting the case for my body size a bit tricky, but there...

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05:00
Smart Email and the Path to Digital Immortality


I attended IBM Connect last week, where I checked out one of the most interesting new products you've likely never heard of -- IBM Verse. While there was a lot of discussion about how it better integrated social networking, what really intrigued me was the idea of putting cognitive computing inside an email client. "Cognitive computing" is the new way of saying "artificial intelligence," because, you know, the industry likes to change terms every once in a while just to mess with our heads. Thinking email could be incredibly powerful, though.

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04:30
How to keep apps open on your Apple Watch screen

Sometimes when I’m running I like to use the stopwatch on my Apple Watch rather than the fitness app. This means I need the app to stay active on the watch display rather than having the smartwatch default to the clock face.

If this isn’t enabled by default on your Apple Watch (and you want it to be), open the Settings app, select General, then Activate on Wrist Raise. Scroll down to Resume To and switch the checked item to Last Used App.

This setting can also be enabled on the iPhone's Apple Watch app. Again, open General, then scroll down to Activate on Wrist Raise, and switch to Resume Previous Activity.


After doing this, the Apple Watch will always default to whatever you were doing last when you last raised your wrist. This works with third party apps as well as those built-into watchOS.

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04:15
Apple’s former Director of Industrial Design cooks...

The relatively new Fuego Element Grill by Partner Ammunition Group can cook 16 quarter-pounders in 20 minutes, with only 346 square inches of grate space, notes Tech Insider. It was designed by Robert Brunner, a former chief of industrial design at Apple and and designer of Beats by Dr. Dre headsets.

The grill costs about the same as a mid-level grill, ranging in price from $300 to $400 depending on the model and add-ons. The Fuego Element is the proud recipient of the following awards: IDSA Gold, Good design award, Spark Design award and Vesta Best Gas Grill.


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04:00
When it comes to ripping DVDs to your hard drive,...

When you need to do one thing -- rip movies to your Mac's hard drive -- and one thing only, the US$24.95 RipIt from  Little App Factory does it well and does it quickly. But it's a no-frills app, so other software may meet your needs better. 

RipIt gets your movies off the disc and onto your Mac, where it's easier to find, organize and play 'em. I ripped a DVD of The Spirit in about 23 minutes (whether that 2008 movie deserves 4.35GB of your hard drive space is another story). 

Ripping a DVD to watch, has several advantages. If you're watching a movie on a laptop, a "ripped" version conserves battery space over playing the DVD because extra juice is required to spin a disc. You can use Spotlight in Mac OS X to find a movie in your collection. Movies stored in your computer can't get lost, scratched or broken. Plus, you don't have to carry about the DVD discs...

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03:52
Tim Cook finds himself receiving Twitter snark over...

Apple CEO Tim Cook found himself on the receiving end of a lot of ‘Shot on iPhone’ snark when he tweeted a blurry photo at the end of the Super Bowl 50 game. The photo appears to be motion-blurred due to the slow shutter speed in the fading light.

As The Verge noted, the tweet attracted a lot of replies drawing attention to the poor quality of the photo, many of them using the ‘Shot on iPhone’ tag Apple used for an award-winning ad campaign for the iPhone 6 and recently rebooted for the iPhone 6s.

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01:01
Final Cut Pro X 10.2.3, Compressor 4.2.2, Motion 5.2...

Maintenance updates for Apple’s professional video editing apps. ($299.99/$49.99/$49.99 new, free updates)

 

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Sunday February 7

22:30
First look: LifePrint uses AR to bring photos to life

Print GIFs, Vines, and Live Photos and use LifePrint's AR to bring these shots to life.

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22:10
Apple sneaks into several Super Bowl 50 commercials

Apple didn't buy airtime during America's National Football League 2016 Super Bowl, but some of its products did turn up playing a cameo role in a variety of commercials.

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21:43
Banktivity 5.6.5 (Formerly iBank)

Changes the personal finance app’s name from iBank to Banktivity, while also fixing a few bugs. ($59.99 new, free update, 39.3 MB)

 

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20:58
DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.8.9

Adds support for importing and indexing folder tags from the Finder. (All updates are free. DEVONthink Pro Office, $149.95 new; DEVONthink Professional, $79.95 new; DEVONthink Personal, $49.95 new; DEVONnote, $24.95 new)

 

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16:17
Apple, Inc CEO Tim Cook's piqued peek at Peak...

Halfway through the last quarter, supply chain rumors of iPhone production cuts--purportedly "30 percent" of some unknown number--snowballed into an abominable snow-boogeyman of conjecture that claimed the end to iPhone growth was nigh and speculated about a downhill implosion of Apple's sales overall, an embarrassing lack of interest in Apple's newest iPhone 6s and a rapid evaporation of the world's most valuable company. They were wrong, here's why.

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15:29
Review: Parrot's Bebop Drone is lightweight,...

The market for personal drones has grown exponentially over the last several years, led by consumer-oriented products from companies like Parrot. We got the chance to play with the firm's entry-level model, the Bebop Drone, designed for casual hobbyists looking to get their feet wet in the field of unmanned aerial vehicles.

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13:17
MGG 591: If You Had a JBOD Would You Hold It Against...

JBOD, Airtime Fairness, Quality of Service (QoS), and RAID are just a few of the mysteries your two favorite geeks help you unravel this week. Add to that some answers about resetting pesky OS X passwords and photo storage plus a few Geek Challenges and a cornucopia of Cool Stuff Found and you've got Mac Geek Gab 591. Enjoy!


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07:00
The Week in iPad Cases: Twelve South's classic...

...plus, a cool new carry-all from Waterfield Designs, and more

This week’s roundup of new iPad cases brings you a mix of fancy backpacks, padded sleeves, folios, and transparent shells. Read on!

Case Logic

The Evolution Backpack (all iPad models and iPad Pro; $43) is roomy and designed to keep all of your gear safe. It comes with a dedicated sleeve for your iPad, a front pocket panel for smaller items, and top and bottom grab handles for extra convenience. You can even keep a water bottle within reach, thanks to its mesh pockets on the sides.

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