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Monday June 29

20:13
Apple Camp enrollment opens for moviemaking, e-book...

For the 2015 summer season, Apple is again inviting children aged 8 through 12 to participate in Apple Camp, a series of three-day retail store workshops designed to teach inquisitive young minds how to create rich digital content on iPad and Mac.

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19:42
AppleCare for Mac now covers batteries retaining...

In a minor change to its AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac policy on Monday, Apple is now replacing non-removable MacBook batteries that retain less than 80 percent of their original charge.

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16:26
ISS Cargo Lost in SpaceX Falcon Flameout


The SpaceX CRS-7 rocket failed minutes after Sunday's launch, blowing up in mid-air.
Just after T+2 minutes, when the craft's altitude was 32 km, its speed was 1 km/second, and its downrange distance was 30 km, its flight path apparently began curving downward. Three explosions then occurred. "There was an overpressure event in the upper stage liquid oxygen tank. Data suggests counterintuitive cause," SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted. "The Falcon line has been a remarkably reliable launch vehicle," said Frost & Sullivan analyst Mike Jude.

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16:18
Release Notes Conference early bird tickets end...

Release Notes, which bills itself as “A Conference About Building Businesses,” is ending its early bird ticket sales tomorrow. If you want in on the sale pricing, go today and pick them up. I’ll be at the conference, so I hope to see you there.

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15:27
A new website for designers and developers [Sponsor]

A new and exciting website has recently been launched for web designers and developers.

You likely spend hours every morning browsing through hundreds of posts on your RSS feeds, hoping to stumble across relevant stories. Designer News was built to provide web designers and developers with a single location to discover the latest and most significant stories on the Web.

They search through hundreds of posts on blogs, social media, and news channels, to deliver the most essential stories of the day. The content covers quality news, fresh tools and apps, case studies, code demos, inspiration posts, videos and more.

With frequent updates throughout the day, you’ll always find something interesting and fun to read.

Click here to visit the Designer News website and...

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13:59
Google updates Hangouts for iOS w/ refreshed UI,...




Google has updated Hangouts for iOS today with a handful of new features and what it says is an overall improved user experience.

You’ll notice some UI tweaks throughout, like a new menu button in the contact list and a button for quickly starting new conversations. In addition, chat bubbles get a refreshed look, as does the UI for video chat (pictured above). Also new is the ability to attach and send multiple photos at the same...

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13:43
Last Chance for the Summer Mac Essentials Bundle

The Summer Mac Essentials Bundle is coming to an end-if you want it, grab it now. It includes: Unibox, Noiseless, Hider 2, NoteBook 4, App Tamer 2, iStat Menus 5, Beamer 2, Chatology, Jump Desktop, and iMazing File Transfer Made Easy. That's ten great apps, and you can get them all for $19.99 through us.


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13:12
Import Spotify and Rdio Playlists to Beats Music for...

If you have invested time and effort into crafting playlists on a service like Spotify or Rdio, you might be reluctant to try out Apple Music because those playlists won't be available. Kelly has a tip to help you import those playlists so your move to Apple Music is as smooth as possible.


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12:59
Review: Just Mobile’s TimeStand is the $40 metal...

If you want an Apple Watch stand, you can choose from three major materials: plastic, wood, or metal. The universally affordable plastic options tend to look a bit cheap when paired with the Apple Watch — particularly non-Sport models — while the pricey wood ones are somewhat polarizing, sparking a roughly equal mix of “love” and “hate” responses. From what I’ve gathered from readers, metal is the most popular Apple Watch stand option, with...

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12:57
Uncle Sam Wants a Hoverbike


The United States Army Research, Development and Engineering Command has commissioned two companies to develop hoverbike technology. Malloy Aeronautics earlier this month demoed a working hoverbike at the Paris Air Show. The U.S. Army intends to operate the hoverbike as a new class of tactical reconnaissance vehicle. "This isn't for jungles or mountains, but could be ideal for patrols over deserts, swamps, or other open areas with mixed terrain," suggested Rob Enderle, principal at the Enderle Group.

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12:03
[Sponsor] Meet Nest Cam

When Nest bought Dropcam last year, it changed things. We weren’t just reinventing unloved things like thermostats and smoke alarms anymore. We were giving you a window into your home. And now that window is 1080p HD, with better alerts, better Night Vision, and a stand that can go anywhere.

Meet the new Nest Cam.

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11:20
TMO Daily Observations 2015-06-29: Getting Ready for...

Apple Music launches tomorrow morning, and we want make sure you're ready. Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to fill you in on what you need to know when Apple's new streaming music service opens for business, plus Kelly has a tip for getting your Spotify and Pandora playlists into Apple Music.


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10:25
DisplayMate: Less reflective Apple Watch Sport is...

The Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition have sapphire crystal covering their displays, but the lower-cost Apple Watch Sport uses Ion-X glass instead. Both were chosen for durability, but they also reflect different amounts of light. After having previously analyzed the OLED display used in all three watch models, Dr. Raymond Soneira at DisplayMate just published a detailed shootout comparing the display performance of an Apple Watch to an Apple Watch Sport.

While both the watches tested (42mm Apple Watch versus 42mm Apple Watch Sport) use the same OLED screen, they appear different in ambient light, since the sapphire crystal covering the Apple Watch is more reflective than the Ion-X glass on the Apple Watch Sport. DisplayMate measured the reflectance of the Apple Watch Sport to be 4.7 percent, and the Apple Watch was 8.2 percent...

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09:43
The Automobile as We Know It Is Dead


There's a massive number of efforts going on to kill the car as we know it. Among them are efforts to make it a tiny self-driving box that we'd likely be embarrassed to be seen in, efforts to make it highly customized and amazing, and efforts to change its fuel from gasoline to CNG, electricity or something else. There is no doubt that the car as we know it soon will be dead. The question is whether we'll love or hate what replaces it, and I wonder if our children will look back at what we've done and praise us or curse us.

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09:39
Rumor: Apple begins manufacturing of next-gen iPhone...

Whatever the next-gen iPhone is packing for features, they’re apparently building it right now.

This is the rumor, as Apple has started early production of its next-generation iPhone models that will retain 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch form factors and integrate Force Touch technology.

A Bloomberg article has sources close to Apple suppliers stating that they’re in the midst of an early manufacturing run of the company’s next iPhone models, which will bring pressure-sensitive Force Touch technology to the device.

The Force Touch feature was first deployed with the Apple Watch and incorporates sensors installed around the...

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09:23
News: Dr. Dre’s ‘The Chronic’ to make streaming...

Dr. Dre’s classic rap album “The Chronic” will make its streaming debut tomorrow on Apple Music, Rolling Stone reports. The 1992 album joins Taylor Swift’s “1989” as another big-name album currently only streaming on Apple Music. Years of legal battles even kept “The Chronic” off Dre’s own Beats Music. Dre was granted proceeds from digital sales of the album in a 2011 court victory, but the album…

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09:12
DisplayMate runs full comparison between glass,...

Dr. Raymond Soneira went bananas yet again, this time pulling out all the stops and testing the Apple Watch glass and sapphire displays.

The testing seeks to answer the question as to whether there’s a visual difference between a watch that uses sapphire versus glass? If the two were held up side by side, the one with a glass crystal would be about 20 percent brighter than the one with sapphire (due to fundamental principles of optics that reduce its light transmission), so it appears somewhat darker and duller, particularly because the light has to pass through the crystal twice.

As such, what are the tradeoffs to using a sapphire display,...

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09:03
Apple Music is coming to Sonos by the end of the year

The Verge:

Sonos let its fans know weeks ago that the company’s multi-room, wireless speakers would not support Apple Music at launch. But there is some good news: we now know that Apple and Sonos are trying to make it a reality. A Sonos spokesperson has confirmed to The Verge that the two companies are working together to bring Apple Music support “before the end of the year.”

I’ve never used the Sonos system but those I know who have rave about it. Good to see they and Apple are going to work together. Also interesting to see Apple confirm this “rumor”.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:42
iPhones equipped with Force Touch tech are...

Production is said to be underway for the next iPhone models, and it looks like the new version’s big selling point will be Force Touch.

Apple is reportedly adding the pressure-sensitive displays already found in the Apple Watch and 12-inch MacBook to its iPhone line-up, unnamed sources told Bloomberg. The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will be the same size and have the same look as their 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch predecessors, so manufacturing is expected to be hiccup-free—though the new displays could throw a wrench in the process.

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08:37
Apple employees’ chatter, posts, confirm Tuesday, 8...

Apple’s employees have gotten a bit chatty over the imminent release of Apple Music. Former Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers, who now works as a Senior Director of Apple Music, blogged about the product’s launch.

The company will reportedly be releasing iOS 8.4 at 8 AM on June 30th which includes the newly revamped Music app to support Apple Music. This is slightly earlier than the usual 10 AM release window. The change in scheduling seems to be in service of Beats 1, Apple’s worldwide radio station, which will start streaming from 9 AM on the same day.

In a series of recent tweets, Apple Senior Vice President Eddy Cue outlined how Apple...

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08:30
AWT Health Club: Ahoy there, mateys!

MS NAUTICA AT ANCHOR IN NUUK, GREENLAND. PHOTO ©2015 Steven Sande, All Rights reserved.

This is my first Health Club post in a while. Between some family issues and then going on vacation, it’s been difficult to get the time to write about health-related apps and topics. I’m currently on a cruise, which is usually considered the antithesis of a healthy vacation. We have a few days at sea (I’m currently between Greenland and Iceland…) so it’s the perfect time to talk about staying healthy while traveling.

As I mentioned, a luxury cruise isn’t the best place to think about living healthy. There is a lot of temptation to eat too much, drink too much, and sit around not doing much. It can be the same on a land trip as well; think of those driving trips where you’re packed into the car for hours between points A and B, only getting out to pump gas into the tank, go to the bathroom, and collect more junk food. 

There are ways to up your game, though...

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08:25
Apple Music Coming to Sonos Later this Year

Apple has confirmed its Apple Music streaming service will be coming to Sonos players, but it won't be there for Tuesday's official launch. Apple Music senior director Ian Rogers said Sonos support is "coming soon," and now Apple has confirmed that means before the end of the year.

The Mac Observer Spin: Apple wants its new streaming music service to be a success, so it isn't a big surprise to hear they're working on Sonos compatibility. It's interesting that whatever Apple has done to Beats Music to turn it into Apple Music is breaking Sonos compatibility.


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08:24
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 29...

Notable software releases this week include ClamXav 2.8.1, Toast 14 Titanium and Toast 14 Pro, and iMovie 10.0.9.

 

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08:24
ExtraBITS for 29 June 2015

In this week’s ExtraBITS, Josh Centers and Joe Kissell chatted with the Tech Night Owl, Apple expanded its AppleCare+ battery coverage and banned the Confederate battle flag from the App Store, and Google debuted a virtual climb up El Capitan.

 

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07:46
iOS 8.4 Coming Tuesday at 8AM Pacific Time Ahead of...

Apple will be releasing iOS 8.4 at 8AM pacific time on June 30, an hour ahead of the official Apple Music launch. The update will include support for Apple's new streaming music and Internet radio service.


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07:33
News: Apple Music roundup: iOS 8.4 to get early...

Apple has pushed up its usual release time by a few hours for iOS 8.4 ahead of Apple Music’s release Tuesday, Apple Insider reports. In a now-deleted blog post, Apple Music’s senior director Ian Rogers said iOS 8.4 will become available at 8 a.m. Pacific Time (11 a.m. EST) to allow users to use Apple Music and hear the inaugural broadcast of Apple’s Beats 1 radio programming. Beats 1 will start its global broadcasting with former…

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07:32
Buyers opting for higher capacity iPhones, likely...

RBC Capital Markets has raised its Apple revenue forecasts for 2015 and 2016, arguing that iPhone demand could beat expectations for some time into the future, and that people are skewing towards buying more expensive, higher capacity iPhone models.

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07:20
Apple Music supports iTunes Match-like song uploads...

We've known most of the big details about Apple Music since Apple officially announced it at WWDC earlier this month: it launches on June 30, it costs $10 per month or $15 per month for families of up to six people, and it comes with a three-month free trial that up until recently was causing some grief for Taylor Swift and other independent artists. But questions about how it would interact with other paid Apple services, most notably iTunes Match, remained.

Apple software and services SVP Eddy Cue took to Twitter to answer some questions yesterday, and now we know more: Apple Music will include song-matching functionality similar to iTunes Match. If a song you have in your library isn't present in the...

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07:03
News: Daily Deal: Get a $70 credit on a Casetify...

Today in iLounge Deals you can get a $70 credit toward a Casetify Apple Watch Band for only $50. Providing nearly endless custom possibilities for your wrist, these comfortable and sweat-resistant Apple Watch bands can be customized with a style for every lifestyle, occasion, and mood, and can easily be switched out for your current band. You can use Instagram of Facebook photos as backgrounds for your band design, apply any three different layouts…

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06:48
News: Apple suppliers now making iPhones with Force...

Apple has started production on new iPhone models that include Force Touch, Bloomberg reports. Sources with knowledge of the matter said the new iPhones have the same 4.7” and 5.5” measurements as the current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models. Higher-volume manufacturing is scheduled to ramp up as soon as next month, with assembly expected to go smoothly, because the phones also have the same exterior design as the 6 and 6 Plus. The only…

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06:45
Amazing saves and a bit of Twitter bot help

An incredible display of athleticism, perfectly showcased a Vine. And an interesting use of a Twitter bot.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:40
Average selling price of smartphones in China jumps...

Following years of race-to-the-bottom pricing in China, the release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus --?which introduced larger displays to Apple's lineup --?prompted an apparent shift in consumer habits that has seen the average selling price of a smartphone jump by nearly 40 percent in the Asian nation.

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06:30
Freemium Field Test: Lara Croft: Relic Run is flashy...

Free-to-play games often look appealing, but it’s difficult to know at a glance whether the business model is insidious and fun ruining, or reasonable and worth pumping a few bucks into. With Freemium Field Test, we’ll take a recent free-to-play iOS game, put it through its paces, and let you know if it’s really worth your time (and money). 

By foot, bike, or ATV, you’ll swipe to change lanes as you avoid obstacles and snag collectibles.

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06:22
10+ Apple Music tips

A nice addition to Serenity Caldwell’s Apple Music FAQ

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:15
Apple to increase iTunes Match limit to 100,000 songs

Apple's Eddy Cue has revealed that Apple is "working to" raise iTunes Match's limit to 100,000 for the release of iOS 9. When responding to a question on Twitter, Cue responded:

"25k for launch and working to get to 100k for iOS 9."

Our take on the news:

If Apple pulls this off it'll mean good news for those who want matching in Apple Music but not iTunes Match, as it'll save them $25 per year. 

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06:00
The Week in iPad Cases: Pad & Quill’s gorgeous...

...plus keyboard cases, mounts, and more!

This week’s roundup of new iPad cases includes a functional crossover from WaterField Designs, a versatile keyboard solution from ZeroChroma, and colorful, creative options from DODOcase, Everything Tablet, and Belkin.

Belkin

The FreeHand (all iPad mini models; $10) sports a slim, lightweight design with an integrated handstrap behind its cover.

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05:47
AppleCare+ for iOS devices increases battery failure...
05:16
External Link: Josh Centers and Joe Kissell Discuss...

Our own Josh Centers and Joe Kissell were this week’s guests on The Tech Night Owl podcast. Josh talked about Apple Music, including a conspiracy theory about Taylor Swift, the Apple TV’s future, and the possibility of ARM-based Macs. Joe Kissell recounted the 11 stupid backup strategies from his recent TidBITS article, and explained why you should avoid them.

 

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04:43
Apple Music, Beats 1: iOS 8.4 required

Ian C. Rogers, Senior Director, Apple Music, tells folks to upgrade to iOS 8.4 tomorrow morning, before the Apple Music rollout.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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04:35
UK bank Barclays delays Apple Pay as it seemingly...

When Apple announced that Apple Pay would be coming to the UK in July, there was one major bank missing from the list: Barclays. While the company tweeted that in was in “constructive talks” with Apple, it seemed odd that all other major UK banks had managed to reach agreement while it hadn’t. We may now know the reason for this.

CNET reports that Barclays is hoping to persuade its customers to use its own bPay mobile payment...

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04:02
Facebook continues to ‘borrow’ Snapchat features as...

Facebook has rather a long history of finding inspiration in the Snapchat app, from Poke back in 2012 (which was pulled last month) to SlingshotTechCrunch reports that the company is now testing three new features in its iOS app, all of which mimic functions available in Snapchat.

The new photo uploader adds:

  • swipeable filters, allowing you to instantly preview the effects
  • the ability to paste Facebook stickers on top of photos...
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03:28
ClamXav 2.8.1

Update transitions the Mac virus scanner from a free title to a commercial product. ($29.95 new, free update, 20.9 MB)

 

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00:00
Barclaycard steps up its contactless game with three...

If you didn't know, Britain now prefers cashless payments to notes and coins. Contactless cards play a big part in the shift away from cash, but as technology evolves, smartphones and wearables are beginning to influence matters too. Barclaycard has ...

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Sunday June 28

21:28
Toast 14 Titanium and Toast 14 Pro

Major new release for digital media suite with new DVD burning software and audio import features. ($99.99/$149.99 new)

 

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21:28
iMovie 10.0.9

Addresses a compatibility issue with clips exported from GoPro Studio. ($14.99 new, free update, 2.0 GB)

 

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14:19
New iOS 8.4 will enable Apple Music, Beats 1 on...

In a blog post (that has since been removed), Apple Music senior director Ian Rogers--the former CEO of Beats Music--noted that Apple will make iOS 8.4 available at 8 AM Pacific Time on Tuesday, two hours earlier than the company's typical release time, in order to allow users to hear the inaugural broadcast of Apple's new Beats 1 radio programming and begin using Apple Music.

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14:11
The Logic Pros: How to customize Logic’s Drummer,...

In this week’s episode of The Logic Pros, we wanted to dive deeper into Logic Pro X’s Drummer. Considered by many to be a tool for kids, amateurs and even the lazy, Drummer is a much more versatile and customizable feature than you may think. In fact, I would argue it might be one the most interesting and powerful additions to LPX, not to mention one that Apple just hands out for free.

Whether its the slightly embarrassing drummer names or the preset stigma that surrounds it, Drummer tends to be overlooked and, in my opinion, quite underrated. Today we will be taking a closer look at what this feature has to offer, along with how to customize the drummers and the parts they play to work with our original compositions and ideas:...

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13:05
Apple Music launching 8am Pacific Tuesday, allows...

As Apple Music’s first day approaches, we’re learning a bit more about the details of the launch, and of the service itself. Eddy Cue even took to Twitter on Sunday to answer individual questions, and reveal an iTunes Match-like feature of Apple Music, for uploading songs that you own that aren't already available to stream.

As MacRumors reports, Apple Music Senior Director Ian Rogers wrote on his blog that Apple Music and the required iOS 8.4 update will become available starting at 8 a.m. Pacific time Tuesday, with Beats 1 programming beginning an hour later. Rogers later edited his post to remove any mention of a launch time, but he also mentioned an 8 a.m. start time in a Tweet from Saturday.

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09:00
iOS 8.4 launches at 8 AM PT on 6/30, Beats 1 an hour...

Eric Slivka at MacRumors notes that Apple Music senior director Ian Rogers made a revealing blog post this weekend, announcing the launch times for iOS 8.4 and the Beats 1 "radio station" on Tuesday, June 30. iOS 8.4 is expected to show up at 8 AM PT, with Beats 1 going live an hour later at 9 AM PT.

Rogers discussed his life in music in the post, saying then that "Tuesday morning we’ll be unveiling the next chapter. Please make a note to upgrade to iOS 8.4 at 8am PT Tuesday, June 30th and listen to the first Beats 1 broadcast at 9am PT. Here’s a Facebook invite to make it easy for you to say yes, you’ll be there, and invite all your friends. See you there."

For the update, you can either obsessively check Settings > General > Software Update starting at 8 AM Pacific Time...

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08:02
After crushing rival smartwatch sales, Apple Watch...

CNBC has issued a stream of flawed reports suggesting calamity and doom for Apple Watch--already the world's most commercially successful wearable--with each article twisting data to say the opposite of the truth in order to deliver sensational clickbait.

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07:14
Apple Music coming to Sonos speakers ‘ASAP’, says...

Apple Music senior director Ian Rogers — ex Beats Music CEO — has announced on Twitter that integration with Sonos for Apple Music is coming as soon as possible. Although Beats Music did have native support on the popular internet-connected speaker system, there have been no announcements about a partnership with Apple Music so far. In the tweet, Rogers confirms that there will be no Sonos integration at launch.

This will be slightly disappointing for Beats Music users who rely on the feature, until the companies catch up ‘ASAP’. In early June, a Sonos representative said:

“Sonos will not have Apple Music on it at launch but we fully expect to support them when they’re ready to focus on the home listening...

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05:39
iOS 8.4 to be released 8 AM PT on Tuesday, iTunes...

Apple directors have been somewhat talkative over the weekend about the imminent release of Apple Music. Former Beats Music CEO, who now works as a Senior Director of Apple Music, blogged about the product’s launch. He reminisces on the history of digital music and radio saying that seeing Apple Music on stage at WWDC ‘it was hard not to feel like the last 20+ years was leading to this day’.

Interestingly, Apple will be releasing iOS 8.4 at 8 AM on June 30th which includes the newly revamped Music app to support Apple Music. This is slightly earlier than the usual 10 AM release window. The change in scheduling seems to be in service of Beats 1, Apple’s worldwide radio station, which will start streaming from 9 AM on the same day.

Meanwhile, Eddy Cue has also been leaking some tidbits...

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05:00
Review: Maclocks’ The Blade secures MacBooks without...

The antitheft Kensington Security Slot has been gone from all MacBooks aside from the classic 13-inch model for years now as Apple’s notebook designs have gotten increasingly thinner. Without that slot making a return, third party solutions like Maclock’s The Blade are needed to secure an unattended MacBook and prevent theft. Today we’re taking a look at The Blade and how it can secure even Apple’s thinnest notebook, the 12-inch MacBook with Retina display....

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Saturday June 27

23:41
Apple's iTunes U course on Swift is watershed...

In a groundbreaking first, Apple at this year's WWDC conference in June published an iTunes U course that provides educators with first party tools to teach the Swift programming language to high school students.

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22:21
Robotic vines illustrate chaos theory and the...

We've seen capacitive-touch-enabled plants before, but the robotic vines and leaves of Branching Systems are something altogether different. And, perhaps craziest of all, they respond to your presence. The leaves react to your inputs, and then nearby...

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19:48
iPhone 6S New Feature: Force Touch

New submitter WarJolt writes: Apple is adding Force Touch to their iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. I'm not sure if Force Touch enough to convince an Android user like myself to switch, but there are definitely some interesting possibilities for app developers. A challenge for App developers will be to make apps compatible with both Force Touch iPhones and non-force touch iPhones. (Here's the Bloomberg report Forbes draws from.)


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15:30
MacIT Conference: Only a few more days to get a...

The MacIT Conference is scheduled for July 14-16, 2015 in Santa Clara, California, and if you’d like to attend at a bit of a discount, you have through June 30 to pay just US$795 for your conference registration. Of course, you can use our special promo code and take another $200 off of that fee. 

MacIT is the conference for IT professionals who are in the business of supporting and deploying Apple technology in the enterprise. Over 70 speakers will share their knowledge with attendees at over 40 sessions, covering:

  • Directory Services
  • Consulting
  • Enterprise Services; Virtualization
  • Network Management
  • Deep OS X
  • Deployment and Config Management
  • IT Operations Scaling
  • BYOD
  • Security
  • Emerging Technologies (i.e. Health Care; Quantified Self; etc)
  • Security iOS Application...
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07:00
Caturday: MacPaw's Purr-Driven Development

Fixel and Hoover. Photo by Zyafa via Instagram

We already know that cats rule the Internet; now we're beginning to find that they're behind the scenes in a growing number of OS X and iOS software development companies. Julia Petryk from MacPaw sent us not only a wonderful email about office cats Fixel and Hoover but links to a bunch of fantastic photos, too! Here's her email:

You’d think that work at a progressive IT company takes some serious tech skills. But MacPaw, an app development company, has successfully proven this theory wrong. In MacPaw, you don’t even have to be human, let alone a techie, to make it to the official employee list. *

Photo by ivira via instagram

Take Fixel, for example. An icon of independence. No matter what you have to offer, he’ll turn his tail on you. Rumor has it, that if...

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06:22
AppleCare+ Now Covers Batteries That Drop To 80%

Mark Wilson writes with news that Apple's AppleCare+ plan has been updated to address one of the biggest worries that people have about products with non-removeable batteries, and that become very expensive paperweights when the juice runs out. From BetaNews: "Previously, the extended warranty only covered batteries that would hold 50 percent charge or less. Now this has been updated so that you can request a free replacement within the coverage period if your device's battery is only able to hold 80 percent of full charge. The new terms to no apply to everyone — it all depends on when you bought your Apple device. If you bought your iPhone, iPad, iPod or Apple Watch before April 10, 2015, you're stuck with the old terms. I wish this change applied to my MacBook Air, with which I'm lucky to get 90 minutes of battery power.


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06:00
Review: Akitio’s Thunder2 Dock fits a 7-port...

Up until recently, Thunderbolt 2 docks could mostly be described as “seen one, seen them all.” I’ve continued to like the idea of docks that fuse Thunderbolt 2, USB 3.0, and other peripherals together in a single Thunderbolt-to-Mac connection, but the docks I’ve tested from Belkin, Elgato, and Kanex are so similar in looks and features that they’d be hard to tell apart in a lineup. CalDigit’s dock looked very different from the rest, but functioned almost exactly the same. No Thunderbolt 2 dock has been small enough to consider “portable,” and CalDigit’s design is downright bag-defiant in shape.

That’s why it’s great...

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05:00
External Link: Apple Expands AppleCare+ Battery...

Apple has boosted its coverage of batteries for iOS devices and Apple Watches under AppleCare+. Apple will now replace the batteries in covered devices when they retain less than 80 percent of their capacity, compared to 50 percent previously.

 

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05:00
Gadget Ogling: Vertical Vinyl, Kid-Friendly Video...


I enjoy music as much as anyone, though I'm no real audiophile and I have not an enormous passion for one format over another. I admire the romance of vinyl but find it unwieldy and cumbersome when digital recordings work just fine for me. The Floating Record turntable is beautiful, though, and I'm almost tempted to race to my record store to stock up on vinyl to play on one of these. Instead of playing records in their usual flat position, Floating Record clamps them in place vertically, so as to display them while they're playing.

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04:00
The Week in iPhone Cases: Lifeproof's latest...

...plus battery cases, leather cases, and more!

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases includes fancy designs from OtterBox, elegant leather options from Hard Graft and Distilunion, and Lenzcase’s iPhone/glasses case hybrid.

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The Skin (iPhone 6; $4 to $16) adds a thin layer of protection to the front and back of your iPhone 6 without the extra bulk that comes with a full-blown case.

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03:01
This week on AppleInsider: Apple Music royalty...

News about Apple Music dominated the week, especially a decision to reverse course on trial royalties, but other items grabbing headlines included future iPhone plans, expanded Apple Watch sales, and deep controversy over a ban on Confederate flags in the App Store.

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01:22
A scout recently put it this way

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Sid Hartman: Twins farm system suffering drought
No doubt Twins fans have been spoiled after the team has dominated the division, winning six of the past 10 American League Central titles under manager Ron Gardenhire.

Until this year, a Gardenhire-managed Twins team never had been more than eight games behind the leaders in the division.

However, sooner or later a season like this was going to happen, with the farm system finally running out of talent to feed the big club.

There aren t any players the caliber of a Torii Hunter, Johan Santana, Justin Morneau, Michael Cuddyer, Joe Mauer or Jason Kubel ready to come up from the farm system.

A scout recently put it this way, They ran out of gas after having it their way in the division for so long.

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Friday June 26

20:44
Self-assembling gauss gun idea would heal patients...

A research team from the University of Houston and Boston Children's Hospital debuted a novel new approach to internal medicine: using a swarm of tiny, noninvasive robots as a gauss gun to shoot medicine or clot-busting needles directly at the afflic...

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15:57
Intuit lays off 399 people

Intuit has confirmed to TechCrunch that it has laid off 399 people, or just under 5 percent of the company’s roughly 8,000 employees, in a re-alignment of the company. Patrick Barry has also stepped back from leading Demandforce, though he remains an employee of Intuit.

I hate seeing people lose their jobs.

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15:53
Daily Deals for June 26, 2015, featuring OmniGraffle...

It’s time to save some of your hard-earned money with our Daily Deals, featuring highlighted deals for AWT readers, hardware discounts and our own handpicked iOS and OS X sales. All prices are USD and subject to change. Please check prices before you purchase as some deals may expire quickly.

AWT Featured Apps

  • OmniGraffle [Standard version starts at $49 for iOS, $99 for Mac] OmniGraffle is for creating precise, beautiful graphics. Like website wireframes, an electrical system design, a family tree, or mapping out software classes. For artists, designers, casual data-mappers, and everyone in-between.

  • Alto's Adventure -- Snowman App Sale [$1.99 → $0.99] Above the...

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15:43
Apple kicks off production of next-gen iPhone with...

Apple has started early production of its next-generation iPhone models that will retain 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch form factors and integrate Force Touch technology, a report said Friday.

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15:31
Low Power mode in iOS 9 saves battery life by...

Technology is a story of compromises and tradeoffs. We want devices with big, pixel-dense screens. We want snappy performance and lots of RAM. But we don’t want to have to keep one nervous eye on the battery-life indicator, or have to top off just to make it through the day.

iOS 9 includes a battery-saving Low Power mode, a first for Apple. This will let you flip one switch to eke out maximum power savings. iOS will shut down background activity and reduce performance to get you as much as three extra hours before the battery finally goes kaput. On Friday, MacRumors used Geekbench 3 to quantify just how big of a performance hit you can expect.

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15:24
Bloomberg: Apple begins manufacturing next-gen...

Bloomberg is reporting that Apple has started early production of the next-generation iPhone with Force Touch. We initially reported back in May that the next-generation iPhone will include a design similar to the current lineup of devices, but include support for Force Touch. 

Force Touch was first unveiled with Apple Watch and in Apple’s Retina MacBook Pros and 12-inch MacBooks. The feature allows users to press harder on a...

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15:24
Apple’s Tim Cook Praises SCOTUS Marriage Equality...

Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly praised Friday's United States Supreme Court decision that ruled state laws banning same sex marriage is unconstitutional, calling the ruling a victory. Mr. Cook shared his thoughts on Twitter, which is becoming a common place for Apple executives to share their thoughts and opinions.


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15:12
Photo showcased in Apple’s Shot on iPhone campaign...

Earlier this week, Apple’s Shot on iPhone 6 ad campaign took the top Outdoor Lions prize at the Cannes Festival for the billboard and skyscraper advertisements, and now a photograph that was included in the campaign has also received its own Cannes Lion award.

 

Cole Rise, whose photo depicts his friend standing in Rocky Mountain National Park, has won a Cannes Lion award in the Gold campaign. Similar to Apple’s Shot on iPhone World Gallery, Rise’s picture won in the Billboard/Street Posters category.

Rise is also the developer of the popular iPhone app Lite.ly, which allows photographers to make edits to their shots on the go. Rise explained to Om...

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15:05
Music Just Isn’t Worth What It Used to Be

How much is music worth? That question has been pushed to the foreground by Apple Music, Taylor Swift, and new cries that Apple is undervaluing artists. Bryan Chaffin says this battle has been brewing for a long time, and he doesn't think some artists will be happy where it leads.


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14:43
Apple reinstates select games with Confederate flag...

Apple on Friday reinstated a number of games recently stricken from the iOS App Store for bearing references to the Confederate battle flag, a polarizing symbol that some equate to slavery in America.

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14:42
“Shot on iPhone 6″ photo wins Cannes Lion award

So awesome, congrats Cole Rise.

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14:31
Obscura Camera

There’s always a better camera than the one you have with you.

And that’s Obscura.

Looks great and it’s free.

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13:52
How to Safely Disable iCloud Photo Library and...

Sick and tired of having your iOS devices tell you you're out of iCloud storage and can't backup? Disabling iCloud Photo Library can free up gigabytes of space, but it must be done with care so as to be sure you don't miss anything.


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13:50
Self-Driving Cars Avoid Collision, as They Should


Two self-driving prototype vehicles, one operated by Google and the other operated by Delphi Automotive, earlier this week avoided a collision in Palo Alto, California. Neither car touched the other, but the incident spurred a number of rattled headlines over the so-called "near miss." In actuality, both vehicles responded as they were supposed to, the companies said in response to the media brouhaha. The incident occurred on Tuesday when John Absemeier, director of Delphi Automotive's Silicon Valley lab, was a passenger in his company's Audi Q5 as it drove along San Antonio Road.

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13:30
Several Ways to Create Space On Your Mac

SSDs are fast becoming the norm, and space is not as plentiful there as on those spinning drives. Kelly has a few (free!) suggestions for how to get some of that space back.


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13:30
The Depressing Gap Between Apple and the U.S....

Apple is a company that surges relentlessly forward in technology. It can do that because it has earned a lot of money from happy customers. The philosophical contrast with the U.S Federal government is stark. John Martellaro worries that the gap is too large and growing.


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13:15
The Week in iOS Apps: Android on Your iPhone

Android on Your iPhone

This week’s roundup includes update to a few Google apps—want the Android experience on iOS? It’s nearly possible.

Google Calendar

Every once in awhile we observe that if you wanted an Android experience on your iPhone, it’s probably not that difficult. Two updated apps this week show why. First, the free Google Calendar app has been updated—the latest version lets you see more events at a glance with a seven-day view. The update also allows you to attach Google Drive files to events, and to directly open a map or send map instructions to guests.

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12:27
Apple acquires dozens of biometric authentication...

Evidence that Apple is planning significant overhauls to its Touch ID fingerprint recognition system continues to mount, with the company reportedly acquiring more than two dozen biometric authentication patents from privately-held Virginia firm Privaris.

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12:15
Apps: Cooking Dash 2016, Disney Gif, iTunes U 3.0,...

Cooking Dash 2016 (free) — While some may feel that the “Dash” series of time management games have begun to get a bit stale, it’s hard to deny that they can be pretty addictive for a lot of users, and as much as the style remains the same, the developers have done a pretty good job of keeping most of the new entries feeling pretty fresh and interesting. This latest instalment is no exception, as Flo moves on to a reality TV setting…

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11:01
What to play this weekend: Her Story

"Do you want to hear the story? It's a real life fairy tale."

Her Story (Mac and iOS) is a nonlinear jigsaw puzzle set in the mid-90's. As the player, you must find and review snippets of archival police interview footage to figure out what happened to a woman called Hannah in 1994. Those snippets are brief and jumbled together; only careful observation will allow you to uncover the whole story.

I took five pages of hand-written notes before I figured everything out. At 12:30 AM. I could not stop playing.

Even now that I've reached the end (there is a definite end), there's more for me to see, so the replayability is there. This will be a difficult review to write, as I don't want to give anything away. Here we go with my look at Her Story.

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10:51
Apple Music looking for producer to curate original...

With Apple’s new subscription-based streaming music service launching early next week, the company is still seeking a producer for Apple Music to act as the point person for curating content as well as producing original content for the service’s streaming radio station called Beats 1.

The company is looking to fill the role of Apple Music Producer, which it refers to as a “definitive point person” for many design, UI, editorial, software, and marketing teams working on “important content and editorial initiatives within the music app.” Apple also notes that the producer will “particularly focus on original content and Beats 1.” While we knew that Apple’s...

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10:48
AppleCare+ battery coverage more generous for...

Apple on Friday made a slight adjustment to the terms of its AppleCare+ warranty for iPhones, iPads, iPods, and the Apple Watch, allowing people to get a free repair or replacement if their battery holds less than 80 percent of its original charge.

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10:01
Disney’s new iOS keyboard puts GIFs of your favorite...


Last year iOS 8 brought with it support for custom third-party keyboards. Some of these are designed to help you type faster, but some just make it easier to inject GIFs and other media into your chats. This week the cutest keyboard landed on iOS courtesy of who else, but Disney.

Just as its name suggests, the Disney Gif app puts hundreds of GIFs right inside your iOS keyboard. Choose characters and scenes from films including Star Wars, Lion King, Aladdin, Toy Story and Frozen. Disney also included support for Inside Out, which is a no-brainer decision since its main characters — each representing a feeling — work perfectly as GIFs.

Disney Gif uses the copy and paste of iOS so it’ll work system-wide wherever that functionality is supported. It shouldn’t be too tough sifting through the bunches of GIFs...

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10:00
FunBITS: Gaming’s Long, Sleepless Night

An endless barrage of video game rehashes makes Josh Centers feel like he’s stuck in a blurry time loop of insomnia. He examines the originality crisis in gaming.

 

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10:00
MacGameStore’s summer sale on games

If you’re into gaming at all, you’re going to want to take a look at this.

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09:39
Oculus Rift: This Is My Final Form


No more screendoor-effect issues or motion-induced sickness. On-board power, outside power requirements under control. With each prior iteration of its Rift headset, Oculus VR assured gamers that they hadn't yet seen the its final form. Finally, in the run-up to this year's E3 and at the show, came the invitation for everyone to "step into the Rift" and behold what the Kickstarted VR headset has become. Oculus VR still hasn't committed to a price or a preorder date, but the hardware and hard facts have finally started to materialize.

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09:35
Some iPhone users on T-Mobile U.S. network reporting...

This is a bit weird.

In the past few weeks, a growing number of iPhone owners on the T-Mobile U.S. network have been impacted by seemingly random crashes and reboots, without any clear indication as to why or how to solve the problem.

The problem seems to manifest itself with an iPhone briefly flashing a blue screen before resetting, according to reports. This can happen as frequently as every 10 to 30 minutes, even if a phone isn’t actively in use.

Some users have reported that disabling Wi-Fi Calling can fix the so-called “blue screen of death,” while others have scored success with a hard reset, and at least some T-Mobile support...

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09:25
Apple searching for new public policy director to...

Apple is searching for a new director of public policy as it looks to both influence and react to government policies and regulations worldwide, according to an official job listing discovered by AppleInsider.

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09:04
9to5Toys Lunch Break: top-of-the-line previous gen...

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08:54
Apple Watch to go on sale in the Netherlands, Sweden...

Come July 17th, you’ll be able to snag an Apple Watch in the Netherlands, Sweden and Thailand.

Apple made the reveal quietly via updates to its official Dutch, Swedish, and Thai websites. The 38-millimeter Apple Watch Sport will start at €419 (US$468) in The Netherlands, 3,995kr (US$481) in Sweden, and ฿13,500 (US$399) in Thailand.

The announcements came on the same day that Apple kicked off its second wave of Watch launches, bringing the wearable to Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan.

An estimated 2.79 million Apple Watch units have sold since the device’s April launch, albeit Apple has yet to...

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08:47
Report: Apple looks to reinstate some iOS apps that...

Apple seems to be partially walking back its recent efforts to remove all apps and games featuring the Confederate battle flag from the iOS App Store. Reports and public statements from Apple suggest the company is working to reinstate games that use the flag in an "educational or historical" context.

Apple's full statement on the matter, issued to many press outlets, reads as follows:

We have removed apps from the App Store that use the Confederate flag in offensive or mean-spirited ways, which is in violation of our guidelines. We are not removing apps that display the Confederate flag for educational or historical uses.

Despite that statement, yesterday saw the App Store removal of numerous games that use the Confederate flag merely to represent the Southern side in historical war simulations. As strategy...

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08:37
OS X El Capitan beta references possible 4K Mac with...

The 27-inch 5K iMac was introduced in October and got a price cut in May, but it still hasn't been joined by a smaller, cheaper 4K iMac. According to references found in the latest OS X El Capitan developer beta, we may have one coming soon, and it could be using the quad-core Intel Broadwell processors that were introduced earlier this month.

A tipster pointed 9to5Mac toward the relevant text strings. One shows an Apple-made display with a resolution of 4096×2304, and another shows a reference to...

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08:37
Apple allows for wider battery coverage in updated...

The AppleCare+ Protection Plan terms for the iPhone, iPad, iPod and Apple Watch just got a little better. Apple has now included language that would cover batteries with less than 80% of their original capacity within the extended warranty period, whereas it previously covered batteries that retained less than 50 percent of their original capacity. The change applies to AppleCare+ purchased for iPhone, iPad, iPod and all Apple Watch models on April 9th, 2015 or later.

The new criteria will allow for the replacement of defective batteries that do not live up to the 80 percent specification free of charge as long as the device is...

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08:25
Apple CEO Tim Cook celebrates Supreme Court decision...

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday ruled in favor of marriage equality in all 50 states, and Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook praised the landmark decision by recalling his company's famous "Crazy Ones" quote, co-written by his late, close friend Steve Jobs.

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08:15
Killer Deal: Apple's 11" MacBook Air (1....

For our final deal of June, readers can save between $650-$809 on Apple's completely maxed out 11" MacBook Air (1.7GHz, 8GB, 512GB), which is up for grabs at $999.99 (or $1,089 with AppleCare) plus your choice of two free or heavily discounted accessories.

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