News Scanner
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

News Scanner

Sunday February 14

00:51
One piece covers the sofa

Forums: Software

All you do is put a little dye on the rag and dot it onto your Suede Fabric. It is so easy to just dot, dot, dot away. Pay close attention to any folds in the fabric to ensure you cover all parts equally. Allow the shoes to dry and if needed, apply a second coat of dye. You can continue to do that until you get the color you want. That’s it. You might want to spray them with a suede protectant after that to help seal in and keep any from rubbing off on your pants.

First off, we can't weigh in on the performance of the new products we've been spying on. But having been using aerosol paints for years for an array of different projects, it just doesn't seem that spraying something that will absorb the paint in an unpredictable manner is a good idea. Not even that it's a bad idea, just seems like the money spent...

| Read more »
00:41
The Container Houses building process from Hzxiaoya

Forums: TroubleshootingTags: container housesentry boxmodular homehzxiaoya

Modular builders, like Manor, offer a complete solution when it comes to the Container Houses building process. An experienced council liaison team internally, manage all council approvals, bushfire and flood zonings that are necessary. Modular construction is a very serviced based build option with the sales team constantly in contact to update you...

| Read more »

Saturday February 13

17:45
Samsung's Gear VR can now take golf fans on the...

It's a little hard to believe that something called the "Waste Management Phoenix Open" is one of the biggest events in golf, but hey — now you don't need to shell out tons of cash to explore the event's signature course. All it takes is a Sams...

| Read more »
17:00
Apple And AT&T Sued For Infringement Over iPhone...

Haptic technology company Immersion has accused Apple and carrier AT&T of infringement of three of its patents in the latest iPhone models and Apple watches. Immersion, which claims over 2,100 issued or pending patents worldwide covering various aspects and commercial applications of haptic or touch feedback technology, has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to ban the import of the specified iPhone and Apple Watch models in the U.S., besides suing for damages in a Delaware federal court, company CEO Victor Viegas said in a conference call Thursday. Immersion decided to include AT&T and subsidiary AT&T Mobility in the action because the carrier is the most significant distributor of the iPhone in the U.S.


...

| Read more »
16:00
DARPA to unveil its 130-foot unmanned robot ship in...

DARPA is christening its autonomous robot ship in April, the agency's director, Arati Prabhakar, has revealed at a media roundtable. That's the same submarine-hunting drone defense contractor Leidos began building in 2014, and the same one that will...

| Read more »
14:43
“The Maltese Falcon” is returning to theaters for...

Slashfilm:

Have you never experienced the wonders of seeing Humphrey Bogart on the big screen? Have you never watched a John Huston film in a movie theater either? Well, now you can do both, because Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies are teaming up for anniversary screenings of The Maltese Falcon.

Frequently considered the first – and finest – example of film noir filmmaking in Hollywood, 1941’s classic The Maltese Falcon will cast its mysterious shadows on the silver screen once again on Feb. 21 and Feb. 24 as part of the Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) TCM Big Screen Classics series.

But moviegoers should take note that the opportunity to see “the stuff that dreams are made of” in theaters will be fleeting: The Maltese Falcon will play four times only, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. (local time) each day.

Sadly, it doesn’t look like this is screening near me but if you can get tickets, I strongly encourage you to go see this absolute classic...

| Read more »
11:53
The dark origins of Valentine’s Day

NPR:

Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate romance and love and kissy-face fealty. But the origins of this festival of candy and cupids are actually dark, bloody — and a bit muddled.

Though no one has pinpointed the exact origin of the holiday, one good place to start is ancient Rome, where men hit on women by, well, hitting them.

I love these origin stories – as a kid, I was a big fan of Roman and Greek mythology. Our present version of Valentine’s Day, regardless of your feelings about the day, is certainly better than its origin story.

∞ Read this on The Loop

| Read more »
11:48
AT&T Jumps Into the 5G Race


AT&T on Friday announced plans to start testing 5G technology, with a possible limited commercial rollout before the end of 2016. 5G offers the promise of besting the speeds of today's fastest wireless networks by a factor of 10 to 100, through the use of millimeter waves, network function virtualization, and software-defined networking. Through a collaboration with Ericsson and Intel, AT&T will be ramping up its efforts to bring 5G to market starting in the second quarter of this year.

| Read more »
11:47
This film editor kept Deadpool from flying off the...

The Verge:

Amazingly, the new Deadpool movie does work. That has a great deal to do with Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick’s screenplay, but so much of what keeps the film from flying out of control is the editing. Julian Clarke had to do the heavy lifting in Adobe Premiere to strike a balance between the character’s love of gore and gleeful absurdity, making a movie that’s accessible to both fans and neophytes. It’s not easy, since Deadpool seems made for situations that fly out of control. I spoke with Clarke about the film, the challenges he faced making it, and why the sequel might be harder to pull off than anyone expects.

Interesting interview with the editor of the film and the particular challenges he had in keeping the level and tone just right. I haven’t seen the movie but I’ve heard good and bad things about it. But, from the trailers, it feels like one of those movies you’re either going to immediately form an opinion about one way or the other. Personally, I...

| Read more »
11:27
Why a die-hard mechanical watch lover can’t get the...

Hodinkee:

Having worn an Apple Watch almost exclusively for the last month, I feel absolutely confident that mechanical watches aren’t going anywhere for now. But the Apple Watch isn’t either.

It’s almost improbably well done, and it shows a willingness to think creatively that ought to be heeded by the luxury watch industry – and it also suggests to me that underestimating its impact, and Apple, is dangerous.

This is a long and well detailed review of the Apple Watch from the point of view of a person who loves and lives for mechanical watches. This is a guy who reviews $95,000 mechanical watches on a regular basis so his opinions regarding the Apple Watch are very interesting.

...

| Read more »
10:42
Warning: Adobe Creative Cloud deletes data in your...

Petapixel:

Here’s a major warning to those of you who use Adobe Creative Cloud on a Mac: the latest version of Creative Cloud has a bug that deletes unrelated data from your root directory without warning.

The bug in Adobe Creative Cloud version 3.5.0.206 was discovered by the cloud backup service Backblaze, whose customers were having their data deleted by Adobe’s app.

This is yet another in a long line of issues with apps in Adobe’s Creative Cloud and it may be the most destructive one yet. I was forced to use CC but I don’t do any of the updates as they pop up. I know Adobe screws this stuff up on a regular basis so I keep myself one update behind.

...

| Read more »
10:01
∞ Piezo 1.5 arrives; Piezo exits the Mac App Store

Rogue Amoeba:

While the App Store has many shortcomings, it’s the onerous rules and restrictions Apple has for selling through the Mac App Store which pose the biggest problem. The type of software we make is precluded from being sold through the store, particularly now that sandboxing is a requirement, and Apple has shown no signs of relaxing those restrictions. Fortunately, unlike iOS, the Mac platform is still open. We’re able to distribute and sell direct to our customers, right from our site. We’ve got almost 15 years of experience and success doing just that, and we have no plans to stop.

I get why Apple does sandboxing and, in broad terms, it’s great for users. But we are seeing more and more developers unable to create the products they want because of sandboxing. The...

| Read more »
09:30
The new iPhone fashion shoot: bikinis, foam core,...

Fstoppers:

When I heard the iPhone 6s was coming out on September 25, I decided now was the best time to create a new video to prove once and for all that quality photography can be taken with any budget.

Instead of using a fancy studio (which was actually just my garage in the last video) I decided to do the shoot around my house and then outside at the beach. Instead of seamless paper I decided to use backgrounds that anyone could easily find. Most importantly, I limited my lighting budget to about $40 maximum per shot.

I love this post because it shows you don’t need a ton of gear to get great shots. With your iPhone, some stuff you can buy at Home Depot and a little ingenuity, you can create your very own fashion shoot. Thanks to iheartapple2 for the link.

...

| Read more »
09:26
Review: Atlas Wristband is an ambitious but flawed...

The Atlas Wristband is a noble first effort at something no other fitness tracker does, but there are too many rough edges to recommend it to anyone but a small subset of fitness enthusiasts.

| Read more »
07:52
Rogue Amoeba’s Piezo is leaving the Mac App Store

Another app is leaving the Mac App Store. Rogue Amoeba says that Piezo — an app that lets you capture audio from already-running applications, as well as from several hard-to-capture applications like the Safari and Chrome web browsers, FaceTime, and more — will only be available at the product website.

Why the change? According to the folks at Rogue Amoeba: “A major reason for the initial creation of Piezo was our desire to allow recording from other applications on the Mac within the limits of what Apple’s Mac App Store rules allowed. We were pleased to provide audio capture to customers of the Mac App Store, and for a time, things worked just fine. However, Apple eventually changed the rules, requiring that all applications distributed through the Mac App Store be sandboxed. This was a...

| Read more »
07:12
Apple announces USB-C Charge Cable Replacement...

Apple has announced an USB-C Charge Cable Replacement Program. The company says a limited number of charge cables that were included with MacBooks through June 2015 may fail due to a design issue. 

As a result, your MacBook may not charge or only charge intermittently when it’s connected to a power adapter with an affected cable. Apple will provide a new, redesigned USB-C charge cable, free of charge, to all eligible customers. This program also covers Apple USB-C charge cables that were sold as a standalone accessory.

For MacBook owners who provided a valid mailing address during the product registration process or Apple Online Store purchase, Apple will send you a new cable by the end of February 2016. All other eligible MacBook owners should use the replacement process below to receive a new USB-C charge cable.

Affected cables have “Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in...

| Read more »
07:04
Valentine’s Day spending expected to reach $19.7...

In the U.S., 54.8% of consumers celebrate Valentine's Day (which is tomorrow), and many buy presents for their significant other. The average amount spent per consumer reached $146.84 in 2015, according to new data from MarketResearch.com.

The gifts given most often include candy, cards, flowers, jewelry, clothing, and eating out or dining. Candy is one of the most common Valentine's Day gifts, with 47.5% of people giving it as a gift. Approximately $1.7 billion is expected to be spent on candy for Valentine's Day. In the U.S., 81% of Americans eat chocolate, making it a popular choice for the holiday.

Retail outlets and foodservice establishments benefit from Valentine's Day as it is becoming a high spending holiday. According to the Retail Advertising and Marketing Association, $403 million in revenue is generated from the sale of domestically cut...

| Read more »
04:30
Social media is the queen of hearts for single...

SOASTA, which specializes in performance analytics has announced the findings of its 2016 Valentine’s Day Survey (which is, in case you don’t know, tomorrow). 

Conducted online by Harris Poll in late January 2016, the SOASTA study questioned 2,046 American adults aged 18+ and 1,158 American youths ages 8-18 to determine how Americans plan to send Valentine’s Day wishes this year. According to the new research, 79 percent of youths and 71 percent of adults plan to send Valentine’s Day wishes this year.

SOASTA’s Valentine’s Day Survey revealed that many adults plan to turn to social media to send Valentine’s Day wishes this year. Nearly one in three (32%t) of adults who plan to send Valentine’s Day wishes will do so through social media sites,...

| Read more »
04:30
Kanex announces new Aluminum MultiSync Bluetooth...

Kanex has announced a new family of wireless Bluetooth keyboards for Apple devices, including its flagship model, the MultiSync Aluminum Mac Keyboard. 

The wireless keyboard features a sleek design with a Mac layout and can connect up to four Mac and iOS devices at once. Kanex is also introducing a new MultiSync Mini Keyboard, and two new EasySync iPad Keyboards with 2-in-1 covers that convert into a smartphone or tablet stand.

The Kanex MultiSync Aluminum Mac Keyboard features a premium aluminum finish, while the MultiSync Mini Keyboard is made of stainless steel, both complementing your Mac and assuring durability for everyday use, according to Andrew Truong of Kanex. Four Bluetooth keys let you switch between four Mac or iOS devices – just pair your devices and start toggling. 

You can adjust screen brightness, volume, play and pause with single touch focus keys on the...

| Read more »
03:00
The week in Apple news: iPhone 5se and iPad Air 3...

Apple headlines for the week ending Feb. 12, 2016

It’s President’s Day weekend, which means many people in the United States have a three-day weekend to honor the 44 people who have served in this land’s highest office. OK, seriously, most people are going to be shopping at President’s Day sales, watching a movie, playing video games, or enjoying the outdoors. With all that time on your hands, you can catch up on the Apple-related headlines from the past week in this slideshow. Click on the link to get more info.

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

| Read more »
01:27
This week on AI: Apple Car secrets, iPhone &...

This week more evidence of Apple's car project was uncovered, while rumors hinted at an Apple Music TV show starring Dr. Dre, as well as a launch date for a new 4-inch iPhone and third-generation iPad Air. Separately, Apple seeded several new betas and was hit with two lawsuits.

| Read more »

Friday February 12

18:37
Bug in Adobe Creative Cloud updater erases root...

Adobe has pulled its most recent Creative Cloud update after the version was found to contain an errant script that automatically deletes locally stored Mac user data without warning.

| Read more »
18:33
Rock the vote for your favorite game in the GDC...

Want to make your voice heard in this year's Game Developer's Choice Awards? How about doing the same for the Independent Game Festival's accolades? Boy howdy, you're covered in both cases. Once again, the GDCA and IGF are opening up the floor for au...

| Read more »
16:53
Apple, Inc set to open new $25 million tech center...

Apple is reportedly opening its first technology development located in India, on 250,000 sq ft of land within the IT corridor of Hyderabad, next to facilities for Microsoft, Infosys, Wipro and Cognizant, reportedly within Tishman Speyer's WaveRock facility.

| Read more »
16:07
Apple’s First Scripted Series will Star Dr. Dre

Apple is pushing forward with its first scripted series with a show called Vital Signs starring and produced by Dr. Dre. Citing unnamed sources, The Hollywood Report reported that Vital Signs will be a semi-autobiographical vehicle for the rap mogul-turned-tech executive. Sam Rockwell and Mo McCrae will also be involved.


| Read more »
16:07
Adobe Creative Cloud Bug Deletes Files Without...

Adobe Creative Cloud users were in for a surprise after installing a recent update: files from their Macs were deleted without any warning or request for permission. Adobe pulled the update, but not before many Mac users unexpectedly lost files.


| Read more »
15:56
Apple says some USB-C cables shipped with Retina...

Apple has launched a replacement program for the USB-C cable that came bundled with 2015 Retina MacBook units, finding that some cables were faulty. Bad cables would result in the MacBook not charging, or charging unreliably when connected to a power adapter.

From Apple’s help site, affected customers can order a free replacement USB-C cable. Retina MacBook owners who provided a mailing address at product registration will be shipped a new cable automatically by the end of February … If you did not provide this information...

| Read more »
15:26
Apple initiates replacement program for MacBook USB-...

Apple on Friday activated a quality program for USB-C charging cables included with 12-inch MacBook with Retina display models, as well as those sold as standalone accessories, saying a design issue with affected units could cause them to fail.

| Read more »
15:00
AT&T Says it’s 5G Network will be 100x Faster...

We don't have a 5G standard yet, but that isn't stopping AT&T from launching its own field trials. The cell service provider is teaming up with Intel and Ericsson to conduct tests this summer with the still in flux wireless protocol, and they expect to hit speeds that clock in 100 times faster than today's 4G LTE.

The Mac Observer Spin: Gigabit wireless data connections for our iPhones sounds awesome as long as it doesn't kill battery life.


| Read more »
14:56
Apple Music passes 11M subscribers as iCloud hits...

During a wide-ranging interview published on Friday, Apple executives Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi revealed fresh statistics on the company's various internet services like Apple Music, which now boasts more than 11 million paying subscribers.

| Read more »
14:47
64-bit iPhones and iPads get stuck in a loop when...

Zach Straley demonstrates the problem on an iPhone.

Take a 64-bit iOS device—iPhone 5S or newer, iPad Air or newer, iPad Mini 2 or newer, sixth generation iPod touch or newer—laboriously set its date to January 1, 1970, and reboot. Congratulations: you now have a shiny piece of high-tech hardware that's stuck at the boot screen, showing nothing more than the Apple logo... forever.

Posted on Reddit and subsequently demonstrated on YouTube, it appears that iOS has a rather embarrassing software flaw. Redditors testing the bug have found themselves with unusable phones, and there are reports that vandals have been resetting the clocks of display devices in Apple stores.

So far, taking advantage of this bug requires a few minutes of physical...

| Read more »
14:01
My Classic Hard Disks Are Spinning Right into the...

As the technology of SSDs develops and capacities grow, the lower capacity drives will become very, very affordable. This has already caused a sea change in how we boot up our Macs. And now it's going to change our Mac life in another way. John Martellaro is all over it.


| Read more »
13:26
Hazel 3.3.7

Maintenance update for the file cleanup utility with a few bug fixes. ($29 new, free update, 9.0 MB)

 

Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

| Read more »
13:08
News: iPad Air 3, iPhone 5se expected to be...

Following reports that the iPhone 5se and iPad Air 3 will be unveiled on March 15, it now appears that the models will also be available in Apple Stores three days later, on March 18, according to a new report from 9to5Mac. With the devices going on sale so soon after the event, sources suggest that Apple is unlikely to offer pre-orders for either of the new devices, although they cautioned that Apple’s plans could still change. In the case…

| Read more »
13:00
The Week in iOS Apps: Making weather simple

Making weather simple

This week’s roundup includes two different apps that aim to strip weather forecasting down to its barest essence. Read on!

Anchor

The success of live-video apps like Periscope seems to have inspired some envy among audiophiles. Anchor is a free iPhone offering that lets you “broadcast” two-minute audio clips—“think mini podcasts,” the makers say—which can be shared on iMessage, Facebook, Twitter, SMS, or email, or embedded on a website or blog.

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

| Read more »
12:42
Warning: Bug in Adobe Creative Cloud deletes Mac...

Enlarge (credit: Backblaze)

Adobe Systems has stopped distributing a recently issued update to its Creative Cloud graphics service amid reports a Mac version can delete important user data without warning or permission.

The deletions happen whenever Mac users log in to the Adobe service after the update has been installed, according to officials from Backblaze, a data backup service whose users are being disproportionately inconvenienced by the bug. Upon sign in, a script activated by Creative Cloud deletes the contents in the alphabetically first folder in a Mac's root directory. Backblaze users are being especially hit by the bug because the backup service relies on data stored in a hidden root folder called ....

| Read more »
12:33
Harvard study says Apple's Tim Cook was right:...

Efforts by the FBI and certain lawmakers seeking to ban Apple and other U.S. companies from selling products with real encryption will not be effective, note researchers in a study citing 865 encryption products already available in 55 countries--two thirds of which originate outside the U.S.

| Read more »
12:32
Why fruits and vegetables taste better in Europe

Vox:

“The bottom line here with the industrial tomatoes is that tomatoes have been bred for yield, production, disease resistance,” Klee told me. “The growers are not paid for flavor — they are paid for yield. So the breeders have given them this stuff that produces a lot of fruit but that doesn’t have any flavor.”

“We are raising a whole generation of people who don’t know what a tomato is supposed to taste like.” That’s why you see gigantic strawberries and fist-size apples on the store shelves. Since Americans like their produce big, and big fruit is more efficient to grow, growers do everything they can to supersize their fruit, even at the expense of flavor.

Anyone else noticed this? I did especially when I was in Italy. In particular, the tomatoes tasted amazing and completely different from the blandness of what we get in supermarkets here in North America.

...

| Read more »
12:31
Report: The iPhone 5se and iPad Air 3 will hit store...

In a curious move for Apple, the company is reportedly planning to announce and release two new devices in the same week. Apple will take the wraps off the 4-inch iPhone 5se and upgraded iPad Air 3 at an event March 15 and release them March 18.

According to 9to5Mac, Apple might ditch the customary online preorder period and put the new phone and tablet up for sale right away. This is a new sales strategy for the company, which usually builds anticipation for products with preorders and big retail launches. But the new iPhone is reportedly ready to go, so why wait?

To read this article in full or to...

| Read more »
12:30
Dr. Dre reportedly filming an orgy-filled TV series...

Apple didn’t forget about Dre.

While the Beats cofounder turned Apple employee hasn’t been heard from much in his role as an Apple employee, The Hollywood Reporter says that’s because he’s reportedly filming a scripted series exclusively for Apple.

According to THR’s sources, Vital Signs will be a six-episode series starring Dre, executive-produced by Dre, and likely distrubuted as part of Apple Music. THR says Dre conceived the idea, and pitched it to Jimmy Iovine—and “Apple is said to be very bullish on the project.”

We heard rumors a couple weeks back that Apple was seeking exclusive content for the Apple TV, with The Street reporting that Eddy Cue was taking meetings in Hollywood. Dr. Dre is of course...

| Read more »
12:13
Review: VRS Design Crystal Bumper, High Pro Shield...

The recently rebranded VRS Design is continuing its push into the American market with a number of new iPhone cases. The company's Crystal Bumper ($33), High Pro Shield ($33), and Verge Active ($33) all still bear the Verus name the company used before rebranding. Crystal Bumper and High Pro Shield are similar cases, both using the style of a soft shell surrounded by a hard plastic bumper. Verge Active is a bit different, as it puts a soft shell inside a harder, outer shell. The case also comes with a partially rotating magnetic holster clip, if you're still interested in that sort of thing. All three cases have proper coverage for the sleep/wake button and volume controls.{/exp:char_limit}
...

| Read more »
12:03
External Link: Google to Shut Down Picasa in Favor...

Google has announced that it will shut down its Picasa photo service on 1 May 2016. The company advises Picasa users to log in to Google Photos to access their Picasa photos, which should already be transferred. Google also said that it will provide a way for Picasa users to access their photos without Google Photos. As for the Picasa desktop app, Google will stop supporting it on 15 March 2016. We can’t say that we’re surprised by this move, since Google has shifted heavily toward Google Photos, but we will miss Picasa’s Mac app, as it was one of only a handful of alternatives to Apple’s Photos on the Mac.

 

Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of...

| Read more »
11:57
'iPhone 7' might replace 3.5mm headphone...

Apple's next-generation iPhone -- expected to abandon a 3.5mm headphone jack -- will probably replace the part with a second speaker, according to a Barclays research memo obtained by AppleInsider.

| Read more »
11:49
Straight Outta Apple: Dr. Dre to star in Apple...

AP Images/Invision via The Hollywood Reporter

Apple is staying close to home for actors in its first original TV content, with an upcoming show called "Vital Signs" that will most likely be available to subscribers to Apple Music.

The Hollywood Reporter noted that the six-episode production will star Apple employee Dr. Dre, who will also be executive producer for the show. It's not known at this time if the show will be available through other avenues like iTunes. Apple followed a similar path with Taylor Swift's "1989 World Tour" concert video, which was available only to Apple Music subscribers.

Adults probably won't want their kids to watch "Vital Signs". Hollywood Reporter's sources said it is a "dark drama with no shortage of violence and sex" and filming this week included an "extended orgy scene." Each episode will be just 30 minutes long.

Dr. Dre...

| Read more »
11:49
Adobe Creative Cloud bug deletes hidden folder...

Update 1:45 p.m. PT: Adobe told Ars Technica that the company is “stopping the distribution of the update until the issue has been resolved.”

If you are an Adobe Creative Cloud user, it’s possible that the most recent CC update can prevent processes like online backups from working properly.

According to Backblaze [hat tip to Andy Baio], the CC update (version 3.5.0.206) looks for the first hidden folder (based on alphabetical order) at the root of the Mac’s drive and removes the contents of that folder. For Backblaze users, a .bzvol hidden folder is created, and chances are it tops the list alphabetically.

...

| Read more »
11:46
iPhones Bricked By Setting Date To Jan 1, 1970

lightbox32 writes: Beware of a hoax circling the interwebs, which can be seen by setting your iPhone's date to January 1, 1970. Many people are reporting that doing so will brick the device. It's unclear what exactly causes the issue, but could be related to how iOS stores date and time formats. Jan. 1, 1970 is a value of zero or less than zero, which would make any process that uses a time stamp to fail. Apple is aware of the issue and is looking into it.


...

| Read more »
11:39
Rumor: New 4" iPhone, 'iPad Air 3'...

Just a few days days after Apple announces its anticipated latest product updates, customers could be able to get their hands on the latest iPhone and iPad refreshes, according to a new report.

| Read more »
11:27
Zuckerberg Aims to Set Things Right With India


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday went into damage-control mode following a tweet from board member Marc Andreessen about India and colonialism. Andreessen was reacting to the Indian telecom regulator's ban on Facebook's Free Basics service. "Another in a long line of economically suicidal decisions made by the Indian government against its own citizens," he reportedly tweeted. "Denying world's poorest free partial Internet connectivity when today they have none, for ideological reasons, strikes me as morally wrong."

| Read more »
11:16
The science behind OK Go’s latest jaw-dropping video

The Daily Dot:

To shoot the video, the band hopped aboard a special fixed-wing airplane, lovingly dubbed the “vomit comet” by astronauts in training thanks to its ability to induce, well, vomiting. The plane, provided and operated by the company S7, climbs higher than a commercial jet and then the pilot begins to take it on a parabolic flight pattern. In other words, the plane goes up at a steep angle, then back down again, creating 25 seconds of weightlessness for the cargo (i.e. OK Go and crew).

Dave posted this morning about the video. Here are some details about how they accomplished it.

...

| Read more »
11:16
4-inch iPhone 5se & iPad Air 3 planned to go on...

Apple is currently on target to start selling its next iPhone and iPad models the same week that the new products are introduced in March. Apple is currently planning to introduce a new 4-inch iPhone dubbed the “iPhone 5se” and a new iPad Air at an event on Tuesday, March 15th, then put the products up for sale online and in retail stores as early as Friday, March 18th, according to sources. Apple is unlikely to offer pre-orders for the new devices, according to sources who cautioned that the plans could still change.

...

| Read more »
10:52
News: Apple filming original ‘dark drama’ television...

Apple is forging ahead with plans for unveiling its own original, exclusive television programming, and is in fact already getting ready to announced its first television show, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series, which will reportedly be titled Vital Signs, is described as a “dark semi-autobiographical drama” featuring Beats co-founder and rap legend Dr. Dre, who now works in the upper echelons of Apple. Multiple sources are…

| Read more »
10:40
Gruber talks to Craig Federighi and Eddy Cue

This is a podcast you really need to listen to today. According to Gruber:

It’s a wide-ranging discussion, and includes a bunch of interesting scoops: the weekly number of iTunes and App Store transactions, an updated Apple Music subscriber count, peak iMessage traffic per second, the number of iCloud account holders, and more.

∞ Read this on The Loop

| Read more »
10:33
Dr Dre said to be starring in Apple Music’s first...

When Apple bought Beats back in 2014, it got a headphone/speaker line and the foundation for what became Apple Music. Now it appears that Beats co-founder and rap legend Dr Dre is going to be playing an even bigger role in the company. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Apple is currently producing an original series called Vital Signs with Dr Dre as the show’s star. It’s a new move for Apple, creating original video content, and one that is expected to be used to promote Apple Music.

While rumors of Apple developing a streaming TV package have been...

| Read more »
10:33
Apple execs Eddy Cue & Craig Federighi talk...

John Gruber surprised podcast listeners today by getting Apple’s own Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi on The Talk Show to discuss a variety of topics behind Apple. Since Tim Cook took leadership at Apple, it hasn’t been unheard of for Apple execs to appear on Gruber’s show. The first occurrence was last June when Phil Schiller met John Gruber on stage during WWDC to discuss Apple’s recent announcements and decisions over the past few years. This marks the second time that Federighi has been on the The Talk Show, and Cue’s first.

...

| Read more »
10:29
First Apple Music TV series to star Dr. Dre, will...

Apple is reportedly set to get into the original content business, competing with the likes of HBO, Netflix, Amazon and others, with a new TV show starring one of its own employees: Dr. Dre.

| Read more »
10:23
External Link: Adobe Creative Cloud App Deletes...

The folks at cloud-backup service Backblaze have discovered a troubling behavior in Adobe Creative Cloud: Adobe’s Mac software is deleting the contents of the first hidden folder it sees, in alphabetical order, at the root of users’ disks. (Hidden folders aren’t displayed in the Finder, but often contain important settings or other data.) Backblaze users noticed the bug because the Backblaze app depends on a hidden folder called .bzvol, which is often alphabetically the first hidden folder on Backblaze users’ drives. If you use Backblaze, the company offers a way to work around the bug by creating a sacrificial folder that sorts before .bzvol. It’s up to Adobe to fix the issue permanently.

 

Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS...

| Read more »
10:20
OS X Hidden Treasures: Quick Look

Quick Look can help you peer inside files quickly, but it’s easy to miss or forget about. You’ll learn how to use Quick Look from the Finder, within some of Apple’s apps, and from the command line. We’ll also share some tricks you may not know and some of our favorite plug-ins that make Quick Look even more useful.

 

Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

| Read more »
09:56
Gravitational waves exist: the inside story of how...

The New Yorker:

Twenty-two years ago, construction began on an enormous detector, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). Then, on September 14, 2015, at just before eleven in the morning, Central European Time, the waves reached Earth.

Marco Drago, a thirty-two-year-old Italian postdoctoral student and a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, was the first person to notice them. He was sitting in front of his computer at the Albert Einstein Institute, in Hannover, Germany, viewing the LIGO data remotely. The waves appeared on his screen as a compressed squiggle, but the most exquisite ears in the universe, attuned to vibrations of less than a trillionth of an inch, would have heard what astronomers call a chirp—a faint whooping from low to high.

This morning, in a press conference in Washington, D.C., the LIGO team announced that the signal constitutes the first direct observation of gravitational waves.

The science...

| Read more »
09:55
AT&T lays plans to begin testing 5G data in 2016...

AT&T on Friday announced its plans to test 5G network technology, beginning with lab tests in the second quarter done in collaboration with Intel and Ericsson.

| Read more »
09:32
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 12-inch MacBook $999, iPhone...

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

TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

12-inch Retina MacBook $300 off across the board at B&H, prices start at just $...

| Read more »
08:52
iPad Pro could use much faster 29W charging, if...

The USB 3 capable Lightning port on Apple's iPad Pro could use an incoming charge of up to 29 watts, matching the abilities of Apple's 12-inch MacBook. But without any USB 3 Lightning cables yet available on the market, this power remains untapped for now.

| Read more »
08:34
Switch to AT&T, buy a new iPhone, and get a...

Beginning today, new and existing AT&T customers can purchase a new iPhone and get another one free when adding a second line.

Both phones must be purchased on AT&T Next, the company’s installment plan. The first phone can be a new line or an upgrade. The second phone must be a new line and purchased on AT&T Next 24.

You can add both phones to a qualified plan, like Mobile Share Value, for as low as $70 a month for two phones. After three billing cycles or less, you’ll start to receive up to $650 spread out over 30 monthly bill credits. You do have to pay tax on both phones at sale. For more info, go to one of AT&T’s retail stores.

| Read more »
08:33
Uber has to refund those so-called Safe Ride fees

Two years ago, UberX passengers began noticing a strange $1 charge tacked on to their ride receipts. It was called a “Safe Rides Fee,” and the car-hailing company said it was to help offset the costs of screening drivers and cars to make sure they complied with federal, state, and local regulations. Now Uber has to pay up for advertising that its background checks were “industry leading,” when in fact they were just super fast.

Uber now has to pay $28.5 million to some 25 million Uber riders in the States to settle a class-action lawsuit that accused the company of being dishonest about how intense its driver background checks are.

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

| Read more »
08:01
Foursquare wants to send you food and groceries when...

Foursquare is all about discovering new places to visit, but for those times you don't feel like venturing out, the app can now help bring takeout, booze, and groceries to you. The “location intelligence” company recently announced a new partnership with Delivery.com and mobile commerce platform Button.

Users living in or visiting the 36 cities where Delivery.com is available will soon see the site’s icon within the Foursquare app. Tap the icon next to a location that uses the service, and you will move from Foursquare to the Delivery.com app (or be encouraged to install it). That means you’ll have to sign-up for Delivery.com’s service to use the new integration.

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

| Read more »
07:36
Video filmed in zero gravity, with people, balls,...

[VIDEO] OK Go makes great videos. This one was filmed in zero gravity, at least for much of the time. Fantastic.

∞ Read this on The Loop

| Read more »
07:32
Class-action suit over iPhone-bricking Error 53...

The iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S, and 6S Plus don't like it when you replace their TouchID sensors. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

In recent weeks, you may have read about iPhone error code 53, a problem related to the fingerprint sensor that can keep iPhones with damaged or replaced TouchID buttons from installing updates or brick them entirely. Yesterday, a Seattle law firm filed a class-action lawsuit against Apple in the US District Court for the Northern District of California. It argues that preventing iPhones with damaged TouchID buttons from working normally otherwise is "abusive," that Apple did not adequately warn consumers of problems that could arise from a damaged or replaced TouchID sensor, and that "more than 62 million units" have been affected in the US as of November 2015.

Class-action...

| Read more »
07:32
Exploiting a loophole

A great story from a Reddit thread entitled, What was a loophole that you found and exploited the hell out of?

∞ Read this on The Loop

| Read more »
07:31
Kanye West wants to tap Kim Kardashian’s App Store...

In between a fashion show and album debut at his super confusing Madison Square Garden event yesterday, Kanye West also found some time to take the wraps off his upcoming video game dubbed “Only One”.

And the game is just as bat sh*t crazy as you could have hoped for with characters controlling West’s dead mother in angel form as they guide her through the gates of heaven on a flying white pegasus in the clouds.

But apart from the gameplay that we get a glimpse of in the full trailer below, it also seems like the game will feature some remastered versions of well-known Kanye tracks, or at least the “Only One” song that accompanies the trailer and shares a name with the game. Kanye first released the song Only One featuring Paul McCartney in 2014 as a...

| Read more »
07:28
‘Other’ storage on your iPhone and iPad explained

Christian Zibreg, writing for iDownloadBlog, digs into the details of your iOS device’s ‘other’ storage.

∞ Read this on The Loop

| Read more »
07:12
UI design trends

As you scroll through the single-page site, note that each panel tells a story. For example, one tells us the popular colors. Another tells us the adoption numbers for Photoshop vs Sketch.

∞ Read this on The Loop

| Read more »
07:10
Apple captured 21% of smartphone processors, 31% of...

Although the smartphone and tablet processor markets actually declined year-over-year in 2015, Apple managed to capture large shares of both in 2015 simply manufacturing for its own devices, Strategy Analytics said in data released on Friday.

| Read more »
07:02
This iOS date trick will brick any device
06:40
Why Twitter needs domain names

I think Kirk is really on to something here. Terrific discovery opportunity for Twitter. Hope someone there reads Kirk’s writeup.

∞ Read this on The Loop

| Read more »
06:28
My notebook dilemma

Choosing a Mac laptop is no easy task. The simple is gone.

∞ Read this on The Loop

| Read more »
06:05
OS X: Turning Off Live Photos (For a Bunch of Images...

Been taking lots of pictures with your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus? Did you forget to turn off Live Photos and now want to edit the feature out of the images you've taken? Well, within Photos on the Mac, you can do just that, and it'll even work if you've selected a bucketload of pictures all at once. Melissa Holt's gonna tell us how in today's Quick Tip.


| Read more »
06:00
The Independent to shut down its print edition

Another print edition bites the dust.

∞ Read this on The Loop

| Read more »
05:40
Another day, another TWO lawsuits against Apple

Another day, another TWO lawsuits. A Seattle-based law firm called PCVA and Immersion, a haptic feedback tech company, are suing Apple.

The law firm is launching a class action suit against Apple over the “Error 53” codes brouhaha. It involves Apple's hardware repair practices, specifically targeting the "Error 53" code issue that renders an iPhone unusable following an unauthorized Touch ID fingerprint sensor install. 

In the other legal action, Immersion has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission ("ITC") against Apple Inc., AT&T Inc., and AT&T Mobility LLC. Immersion has also filed a patent infringement complaint against Apple, AT&T and AT&T Mobility in the U.S. District Court for the...

| Read more »
05:33
AT&T joins Verizon in 5G testing this year,...

Verizon began lab-testing its 5G network last year, aiming to carry out the first real-world tests this year, and AT&T has now announced that it will be doing the same. The company seems even more optimistic than Verizon, which estimated 5G speeds some 30-50 times faster than LTE.

We expect 5G to deliver speeds 10-100 times faster than today’s average 4G LTE connections. Customers will see speeds measured in gigabits per second, not megabits. For reference, at one gigabit per second, you can download a TV show in less than 3 seconds. 

Don’t get too excited just yet, though, as there are a couple of small hurdles to be overcome first …

...

| Read more »
05:28
AppleInsider podcast talks 'Apple Car,'...

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Mikey look at new evidence pointing to work on a so-called "Apple Car," forecast the future of iPhone and Apple Watch, discuss Neil's iPad Pro keyboard comparison and much more.

| Read more »
05:00
Why I stopped wearing my Apple Watch

I’ve been a Mac user since 1984 and iOS user since 2007. In 2016 I’m switching from iPhone and Apple Watch to Android and Android Wear as an experiment. This blog post is one in a series from a lifelong Apple/iOS user  switching to Android.

The Huawei Watch is a sharp-looking timepiece.

Like many of you I ordered an Apple Watch at midnight on April 10, 2015 and received it on April 24, 2015. To say that anticipation was high might be the understatement of the year.

Before the arrival of the smart watch, I wore a Breitling watch daily (and a Tag Heuer before that). I don’t consider myself a horologist or even a watch snob, I just have thing for nice watches. A watch is one of the few accessories that...

| Read more »
05:00
The smart home isn't yet where Apple's...

My home is dumb.

Part of the reason is that I don’t have a house—I have an apartment, which I rent. That limits the investment I can make into smart home technology: No rewiring thermostats or installing smoke detectors for me.

But the other part of it is that right now, the smart home industry is disjointed, fragmented. There are a ton of disparate gadgets and more competing and wackily-named protocols than I can shake a (smart) stick at. 

Someone needs to bring order to this chaos. Because I don’t want a bunch of smart rooms—I want a smart home. And this is exactly the area where Apple could really succeed, assuming of course that it wanted to.

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

| Read more »
05:00
Patent report: iPhone-controlling Apple watches,...

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: 

It’s just a matter of time before iOS and OS X devices have flexible screens. Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,256,250) for “electronic devices with flexible screens having fastened bent edges.” 

Apple says electronic devices such as laptops and smartphones usually have rigid displays made from rigid display structures that often include a significant amount of inactive border area for around the display for accommodating display circuitry for operating display pixels in an active region of the display. This type of wide inactive region tends to make displays bulky and requires the use of electronic device housings with wide bezels. 

Naturally, Apple doesn’t like this...

| Read more »
04:52
Apple, Dr. Dre working on scripted television series

Apple and the mighty Dr. Dre are creating an original television show.

It’s been discovered that the company and Dr. Dre (real name Andre Young), who works as one of its executives, will have Dr. Dre starring and executive producing his own six-episode vehicle, dubbed Vital Signs, and the production is being bankrolled by Apple. The series likely will be distributed via Apple Music, the company’s subscription streaming site, but it’s not clear if Apple TV, the iTunes store or other Apple platforms (or even a traditional television distributor) will be involved. Apple and a rep for Dre declined to comment.

The show has been described as semi-autobiographical to Dr. Dre, with each episode focusing on a different emotion and how Dre’s character deals with it. Sources say that Sam...

| Read more »
04:30
The iGo is the coolest desktop for an iMac (though...

If you want THE desk that's designed specifically for the iMac, you'll have to pick up the iGo from Rain Design. 

Though gorgeous and unique, the iGo is a boutique item that won't appeal to everyone. It's a sexy minimalist desk that gives your iMac (or, if you prefer, a Mac mini with a Thunderbolt Display) "legs." In an office situation it beefs up the "wow" factor substantially. For home users, while the iGo doesn't make an iMac easily portable, it does facilitate moving it from one room to another. 

For instance, I normally do my Apple World Today work in my home office. With the iGo, I can work in the sunroom for a change of scenery and atmosphere. 

The iGo offers some ergonomic benefits, especially the standing model. You can adjust the height of your screen, keyboard and chair to prevent working in the same position for hours at a time. You can also use it to reduce eyestrain by...

| Read more »
04:10
Apple’s Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi discuss Apple...

Apple’s Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi sat down and discussed subscriptions numbers to some of its services.

The execs claimed that there are currently more than 11 million paying Apple Music subscribers, and 782 million iCloud users. That’s on over one billion Apple devices, too.

The two stated that there are over 200,000 iMessages cycle through the system every second, and 750 million transactions per week via iTunes and the App Store.

Apple has yet to release its Apple TV or Apple Watch user numbers, which remain a tightly guarded secret, albeit there is a new Remote app on the way for the Apple TV. According to Apple, it will mimic the existing Apple TV remote...

| Read more »
04:04
Apple's iPhone sued for infringing touch...

Haptic technology company Immersion has accused Apple and carrier AT&T of infringement of three of its patents in the latest iPhone models and Apple watches.

Immersion, which claims over 2,100 issued or pending patents worldwide covering various aspects and commercial applications of haptic or touch feedback technology, has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to ban the import of the specified iPhone and Apple Watch models in the U.S., besides suing for damages in a Delaware federal court, company CEO Victor Viegas said in a conference call Thursday.

Under the rules, it will take the ITC 30 days to decide on instituting an investigation, and the subsequent proceedings could take another 16 months, making an appeal to the ITC the most effective and quick way for redress, Viegas said.

To...

| Read more »
04:00
SuperTab offers a ‘floating Finder’ for Mac OS X

SpriTec Software's SuperTab, a Mac utility application designed to enhance and extend the Mac's built-in Command-Tab Application Switcher, has been called a "floating Finder" — and with good reason. It provides Finder features and an app launcher at your fingertips. 

Without SuperTab, the App Switcher only allows you to access your currently active apps. With the SpriTec app installed, you have access to a lot more.

After you've downloaded and installed SuperTab, you'll need to grant access to "SuperTab.app" in the Security & Privacy settings to take advantage of all its features. To do this, open the Systems Preferences app and click the "Security & Privacy" icon.

Click the "Privacy" Tab. Click "Accessibility." If it's locked, click the lock in the lower left, then enter your password. Check the box next to "SuperTab.app." Now you're ready to go.

Press the Command and Tab keys, and the translucent SuperTab interface appears on your Mac's screen...

| Read more »
03:33
ASICS will acquire Runkeeper, following Adidas and...

Following in the footsteps of competitors, Adidas and Under Armor, ASICS will buy fitness app-maker, Runkeeper. The move was announced on Medium by Runkeeper’s founder, Jason Jacobs, and indicates that all fitness apparel companies clearly see the need to embed tracking technology, and/or tie-in apps with their brands.

Jacobs notes that partnering with ASICS to fulfill the company’s vision made complete sense. Not only is ASICS a running-oriented company, but, the manufacturer’s shoes are ‘by far’ the most popular brand among Runkeeper users.

In the short...

| Read more »
00:21
Pew: More Americans Looking for Love Online


Online dating numbers are up in the United States, the Pew Research Center said Thursday, based on the results of a recent survey. Today, it's possible for singles from all walks of life to find a date who's compatible with them -- at least virtually -- the findings suggest. As the online dating world expands, adding ever more nuanced sites -- like The League, which targets affluent, ambitious go-getters who are looking for the same -- more people are signing up.

| Read more »

Thursday February 11

20:24
JBL’s Legend CP100 head unit with CarPlay support to...

Back at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, JBL took the wraps off of its first CarPlay-capable aftermarket head unit, the Legend CP100. At the time, the company teased only that it would be “coming soon,” but now we have an official release date. The Legend CP100 head unit will be available starting February 14 for $399 via JBL’s website.

The JBL Legend CP100 features a 6.75-inch capacitive touchscreen, which is not bad at all for the price. Capacitive touchscreens are also often easier to use as they require a lighter touch than resistive touchscreens that are used in many in-car units. The Legend CP100 also has an AM/FC tuner, rear USB input, rear camera input for adding up a backup camera, and support for steering wheel controls in your car....

| Read more »
19:49
Lowest Prices Ever: 12" MacBooks for $999 ($300...

Apple authorized reseller B&H just slashed $300-$350 off Apple's entire lineup of 12" MacBooks and $100 off all Apple Watches, delivering the lowest prices we've ever seen for these product lines. Plus free shipping and no tax outside NY.

| Read more »
19:08
Harman's JBL Legend CP100 CarPlay receiver to...

A month after Harman debuted its JBL Legend CP100 aftermarket receiver with CarPlay support, the company on Thursday opened preorders for the $400 device ahead of a Feb. 14 ship date.

| Read more »
18:53
Law firm follows through with plan to file class...

Earlier this month, Apple acknowledged an issue referred to as “Error 53” that causes iPhone 6 units with home buttons repaired by a third-party to potentially be bricked with software updates. Shortly after Apple acknowledged the issue, a Seattle-based law firm announce that it was considering filing a class action lawsuit against Apple for forcing people to use the company’s own repair outlet, which is often more expensive. Now, the law firm PCVA has officially filed the case with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

In a press release announcing the lawsuit, PCVA stated that the first goal of the suit is to get all affected customers “re-outfitted” with...

| Read more »
16:39
Immersion files lawsuit, ITC complaint against Apple...

Haptic feedback technology developer Immersion on Thursday announced a two-pronged legal attack against Apple for allegedly infringing on its patents with haptic systems embedded in Apple Watch and iPhone.

| Read more »
16:10
LUX Lightning Cables on Kickstarter: MFi-Certified,...

There seem to be two schools of thought when it comes to Lightning cables: buy 'em cheap because they don't last, and pay for quality so they will last. I'm in the latter camp. I hate buying cheap cables knowing I'll have to replace them once they break, usually at the point where the connector connects to the actual cable. Apple's own cables fit in that not-good-enough category, and that's why I often post deals, product announcements, and Kickstarters for cables wrapped in metal, nylon, kevlar, and other materials. Which brings me to LUX Cables, MFi-certified cables on Kickstarter with, "thicker wire gauge (20 AWG), metal encased tips and braided with nylon." They blew past their modest funding goals, and there's still 36 days to help fund the project and get one of these 2-meter cables for US$17.

...

| Read more »
15:32
VoIP-Pal Hits Apple, AT&T, Verizon with $7B...

Washington-based patent holding company VoIP-Pal filed filed lawsuits this week against Apple, AT&T, and Verizon over claims the companies are infringing on communication-related patents it owns. VoIP-Pal is asking for US$7 billion in damages from the companies.

The Mac Observer Spin: This is the state of patent law in the United States: It doesn't matter if VoIP-Pal has a legitimate claim. The knee jerk reaction is to assume they're a patent troll looking to strong-arm money out of deep pocket companies like Apple, AT&T, and Verizon. Maybe they are, or maybe they aren't; either way, the U.S. legal system is overrun with companies using the treat of court action over patent infringement claims as a business model.


| Read more »
15:30
The Week in iPhone Cases: Native Union's latest...

...plus, Lifeproof's upgraded NÜÜD, and more

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases includes Native Union’s handsome Leather Edition, plus your usual lineup of rugged cases, screen protectors, and basic shells. Read on!

Case Mate

The Tough Air (iPhone 6/6s and 6 Plus/6s Plus; $20 to $30) is a translucent case, featuring eye-catching 3D patterns imprinted on its back for stylish impact absorption.

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

| Read more »
15:29
Apple slapped with class action suit over Touch ID-...

Seattle-based law firm PCVA has decided to move forward with a class action lawsuit related to Apple's hardware repair practices, specifically targeting the "Error 53" code issue that renders iPhone unusable following an unauthorized Touch ID fingerprint sensor install.

| Read more »
15:21
Kim Jong-Un Found To Be Mac User

jones_supa writes: He might hate the United States, but he sure digs those designed-in-California computers. You probably wouldn't take Kim Jong-un as a Mac user. Usually, in photos of him checking out military computers, we see the North Korean dictator in front of a PC with a Dell monitor. However, a handful of photos of the supreme leader at his own desk show him with Macs, leading to the assumption that while the military may use PCs, his personal preference is Mac. Reuters correspondent James Pearson, who covers both Koreas, tweeted out a fresh image of little Kim using a MacBook Pro inside an aircraft. There are other images, including a 2013 image of Kim Jong-un at his desk with an iMac. That same year, the South Korean newspaper Chosun published a photo from North Korean Central News Agency, which features an Apple iMac. This might also explain why the country's home-grown Linux distribution Red Star imitates OS X.

...

| Read more »
15:05
Apple sued over haptic feedback

Immersion, a company that develops and licenses haptic touch feedback technology, today filed a lawsuit against Apple and AT&T accusing the two companies of patent infringement. Citing technologies like 3D Touch, Force Touch, the Apple Watch Taptic Engine, and vibration patterns for ringtones and notifications, Immersion says multiple Apple devices use its intellectual property.

Another interesting case.

∞ Read this on The Loop

| Read more »
 

Community Search:
MacTech Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

The best scanner app on mobile
People always say that the best camera is the one you have with you. Well, the same is true with scanners, and your phone can be a pretty great tool for scanning receipts and other documents while you're on the go. [Read more] | Read more »
MARVEL Avengers Academy guide - How to g...
MARVEL Avengers Academy lets you build your own superhero school and fill it with heroes from the Marvel universe. It can be a little slow going to get your school's attendance up though, so we've gathered together somesome tips to help you do this... | Read more »
Shadow Blade: Reload guide - How to hack...
Shadow Blade: Reload is the kind of action-platformer that would have happily sucked up hours of your time on a console a few years back.Now, you can take it with you wherever you go, and its mobile conversion is not too shabby at all. To help you... | Read more »
Tomb of the Mask guide - How to increase...
Tomb of the Mask is a great endless arcade game from Happymagenta in which quick reflexes and a persistent attitude can go a long way toward earning a top score. Check out these tips to see if you can give yourself an edge on the leaderboards. [... | Read more »
Smooth Operator! (Games)
Smooth Operator! 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Smooth Operator is a weird, weird two-player kissing game. Squeeze in for 2 player fun on a single iPad, creating awkward... | Read more »
Sinless: Remastered (Games)
Sinless: Remastered 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: | Read more »
_PRISM Guide - How to solve those puzzle...
_PRISM is a rather delightful puzzle game that’s been tailor made for touch screens. While part of the fun is figuring things out as you go along, we thought we’d offer you a helping hand at getting in the right mindset. Don’t worry about messing... | Read more »
Fractal Space (Games)
Fractal Space 1.3.1 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $.99, Version: 1.3.1 (iTunes) Description: Live the memorable experience of Fractal Space, a unique first person adventure & puzzle game by Haze Games! Will you... | Read more »
Set off on an adventure through the Cand...
Like match three puzzlers? If so, Jelly Blast, the innovative iOS and Android game which launched last year, is worth a look. Jelly Blast sees you head off on an epic adventure through the Candy Kingdom with your friends Lily, Mr. Hare, and Mr.... | Read more »
Ellipsis - Touch. Explore. Survive. (...
Ellipsis - Touch. Explore. Survive. 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

Sale! 27-inch 3.2GHz 5K iMac for $1799, save...
B&H Photo has the 27″ 3.2GHz/1TB Fusion 5K iMac (MK472LL/A) on sale for $1799.99 including free shipping plus NY tax only. Their price is $200 off MSRP, and it’s the lowest price available for... Read more
cb Hardcase – Handmade and Premium Protective...
Baden-Baden, Germany based company cb innovations has introduced the new cb Hardcase for iPhone. Featuring fine Italian Premium leather that makes for a unique look and feel, the cb Hardcase... Read more
Free Quartz News Aggregation App Puts News Yo...
Quartz have released their new iPhone app. via the Apple App Store. The app, exclusive to iPhone (also compatible with iPad and iPod touch.), provides a whole new way to experience Quartz, which set... Read more
Apple Watch on sale for $100 off MSRP, free s...
B&H Photo has the Apple Watch on sale for $100 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY sales tax only: - Apple Watch Sport: $100 off - Apple Watch: $100 off Read more
Sale! B&H Photo offers 12-inch Retina Mac...
B&H Photo has 12″ Retina MacBooks on sale for $300 off MSRP for a limited time. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY tax only: - 12″ 1.1GHz Gray Retina MacBook: $999 $300 off MSRP - 12″ 1.... Read more
Save up to $470 with previous generation 27-i...
B&H Photo has previous-generation 27″ iMacs available for up to $470 off original MSRP, with prices starting at $1329. Each iMac includes free shipping, and B&H charges NY sales tax only: -... Read more
12-inch 1.1GHz Gray Retina MacBook on sale fo...
Musician’s Friend has the 12″ 1.1GHz Gray Retina MacBook on sale for $1199.99 including free shipping. Their price is $100 off MSRP, and it’s the lowest price available for this model. Read more
11-inch 256GB MacBook Air on sale for $999, $...
B&H Photo has the 11″ 1.6GHz/256GB MacBook Air on sale for $999.99 including free shipping plus NY sales tax only. That’s $100 off MSRP. MacMall has the 11″ 1.6GHz/256GB MacBook Air on sale for $... Read more
Free Reverso Context 3.1 For iOS Offers Conte...
Montreal, Canada based online and mobile translation and dictionary company Reverso has just released its Reverso Context 3.1 mobile app. The app provides its users with contextual translations of... Read more
Free SOSmart Automatic Car Crash Detection Ap...
Santiago, Chile based SOSmart SpA has announced release and immediate availably of SOSmart automatic car crash detection 2.4.8, an update to their app utility developed for iOS and Android devices.... Read more

Jobs Board

*Apple* Solution Specialist - Healthcare - C...
*Job Description* The Apple Solution Specialist - Healthcare proactively drives revenue and profit in the assigned sales segment, Healthcare, specific to Apple . This Read more
Infrastructure Engineer - *Apple* /Mac - Rem...
…part of a team Requires proven problem solving skills Preferred Additional: Apple Certified System Administrator (ACSA) Apple Certified Technical Coordinator (ACTC) Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions (US) - A...
Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, you're also the Read more
Simply Mac *Apple* Specialist- Service Repa...
Simply Mac is the largest premier retailer of Apple products in the nation. In order to support our growing customer base, we are currently looking for a driven Read more
*Apple* Reporter - Business Insider, Inc. (U...
Business Insider is looking for a reporter to cover Apple , the biggest and arguably most important company in tech. As our primary Apple reporter, you will: * Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.