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Saturday January 23

14:32
Feds change up how they do background checks after...

The White House is taking steps to prevent another massive security breach that can compromise the information of future federal employees. It plans to replace (and absorb) the Office of Personnel Management's background check division with a new one...

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14:20
The Concert 88 for electronic news gathering

The Concert 88 Camera system features the camera mountable CR88V Micro Wireless Receiver with a removable shoe mount adapter, as well as a belt clip for strap mounting. For maximum convenience, the CR88V offers 12 hours of battery life from a single removable rechargeable lithium ion battery (two included). A battery level indicator lets you know when to swap in the backup. The receiver also offers a 1/8″ headphone monitor output with dedicated level control.

I’m heading over to see this later today, but it looks like a cool product if you’re doing reporting on the go.

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14:17
Samson’s Z Series headphones

Across the board, the Z Series Headphones feature lightweight components with a low-profile, over-ear fit and a stylish look. The entire line features ample cushioning for maximum comfort, highlighted by the genuine lambskin ear pads on the Z55 and Z45 models. Sonically, the headphones achieve wide, yet balanced and detailed sound fields ideal for critical studio monitoring. Their closed-back design provides effective sound isolation for recording by limiting unwanted background noise and signal bleed.

I used these during the last Dalrymple Report podcast and loved them. The sound was crisp and clear, and they were really comfortable.

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13:01
Google will pay the UK $185 million in back taxes

Like other tech giants, Google has been accused of using legal loopholes to avoid paying many of the taxes it owes... and it's now tackling some of those claims head-on. Its parent company Alphabet has reached a deal with the UK to pay £130 mi...

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11:30
Ben Heck's DIY Novena laptop, part 3

When we left Ben three weeks ago, he encountered a problem with the open-source Novena laptop build. Now, watch how Felix and Ben circumvent the need for a breakout board now that the time has finally come to put together the do-it-yourself Noven...

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10:03
Astronaut Scott Kelly hosts a Reddit Q&A from...

You may have seen some interesting Reddit Q&A sessions in your day, but you probably haven't seen one like this. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is hosting an Ask Me Anything session at 4PM Eastern today (January 23rd)... from space. That's right -- y...

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08:26
Exec in charge of the Apple Car walks (drives?) away...

The exec in charge of Apple’s car project is leaving the company, according to The Wall Street Journal. (Keep in mind that the company has never confirmed that it’s working on an automobile.)

Former Ford Motor engineer Steve Zadesky has overseen the project for Apple for the past two years, but leaving due to personal (not performance) reasons, the article adds. The WSJ says the Apple Car project (supposedly codenamed “Titan”)  has hit some snags with the team in charge being pressured toward “ambitious deadlines.” Zadesky was reportedly assembling a 1,000-member team for the project.

Bloomberg Business claims that Apple, “which has been working secretly on a car, is pushing its team to begin production of an electric...

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06:00
Spend hours exploring Terraria, an open world...

These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.

Exploration. Crafting. Soul-eating demons. All in a good day (and night)’s work.

That’s the appeal of Terraria, a 2D sandbox game by Re-Logic. Though initially released in 2011, Terraria initially slipped by under the radar. To my surprise, the game holds up surprisingly well—the pixelated open world exploration and core crafting mechanics are still compelling features that are comparable to more modern sandbox titles like Don’t Starve...

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03:00
The week in Apple news: iPhone 5se rumor, Apple...

Apple headlines for the week ending Jan. 22, 2016

Apple released iOS 9.2.1 and OS X 10.11.3 earlier this past week. While you’re waiting for the updates to install, you can catch up on all the major Apple-related headlines. Just click on the link to get more information.

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02:49
This week on AppleInsider: Child labor concerns,...

Developments in the "real" world grabbed many headlines this week, including a bomb threat in Ireland, a new iOS development center in Italy and worries that Apple's battery suppliers are using child labor. The company meanwhile released a bevy of software updates for OS X and iOS.

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Friday January 22

20:27
'Dragon Age' lead writer David Gaider...

You might not know his name, but if you've played a game from BioWare in the past seventeen years chances are pretty high that writer David Gaider had a hand in it. Specifically, the Dragon Age series of fantasy role-playing games. The news comes by...

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19:52
Apple execs Phil Schiller, Greg Joswiak, others...

Current and former Apple executives, including Phil Schiller,Greg Joswiak and Scott Forstall, are on a list of potential witnesses who could appear at the second Apple v. Samsung damages retrial set for March.

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17:33
Venus flytraps are far from 'dumb'

When I was a kid, I had a Venus flytrap that lived all of about a week. I couldn't figure out why it hadn't eaten the morsel of raw hamburger I'd put in its "mouth," and it died of starvation shortly after the beef grew white fuzzies on it. Turns out...

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16:45
WSJ: Apple’s electric car project lead leaving...

Daisuke Wakabayashi, writing for the Wall Street Journal, writes about Steve Zadesky, a 16-year Apple veteran and former Ford Engineer, leaving Apple.

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15:47
Apple’s electric car effort hits a speed bump as...

According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, the Apple veteran employee who has been overseeing the company’s “Project Titan” electric car initiative is leaving the company. The report, citing “people familiar with the matter,” says Steve Zadesky, who has been with Apple for 16 years, is leaving the company for “personal reasons.”

The timing for Zadesky’s departure is unknown at this point, as are his specific reasons for leaving, although the report makes it clear that it was for “personal reasons and wasn’t related to his performance.” In 2014, he was given permission to start investigating a possible foray into the electric car market for Apple, having previously worked on both the iPhone and...

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15:43
Apple's 'Project Titan' chief to...

Apple veteran Steve Zadesky, thought to be heading up the company's "Project Titan" automotive initiative, has informed colleagues that he plans to leave the company, according to a report published Friday.

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15:11
Apple shares finally close above $100 again

Apple shares closed above $100 on Friday. The stock closed at $101.43, up more than 5.1% in trading for the day from its previous close of $96.30. In anticipation of a good to great financial report from the company, perhaps?

Apple will announces its first quarter 2015 financial results next Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 5 p.m. (Eastern). Naturally, Apple World Today will bring you the coverage.

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15:02
Apple Pay adds over 50 more US card issuers as...

Another 50-plus U.S. card issuers have been added to the list supporting Apple Pay, continuing to outpace the number of merchants actually accepting payments through the service.

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14:45
The Week in iOS Apps: New and improved offerings...

Offerings from Apple

This week’s roundup includes improvements to an old favorite from Apple, and one entirely new offering from the company. Read on!

Exploding Kittens

The $2 Exploding Kittens “is a local multiplayer card game for people who are into kittens and explosions and laser beams and sometimes goats.” (If you’ve played the physical card game of the same name, you know what’s up.) You can play with two to five people on the same network; the game is modeled on Russian Roulette—draw cards until you pick the “Exploding Kitten,” at which point you’re out.

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

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14:45
AWT News Update: January 22, 2016

After a brief, one-day hiatus yesterday due to conflicting podcast recordings, we're back with news. Well, not really news, because two of the items are actually rumors. So how about rumors plus one news item? OK? 

  • iPhone 5se coming soon?
  • Anandtech does a big review of the iPad Pro, compares it head to head with a number of Intel Core M devices
  • Tim Cook met with who?

The text version is below, or you can watch the video recording here and see what the temperature was like today in Lima, Peru. 

Text Version

Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is a short and sweet AWT News Update for January 22, 2016. In case you were waiting for the podcast yesterday, we were unable to record and publish it due to other obligations.

The rumor of a 4-inch iPhone seems to be getting more...

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14:33
‘9to5’: Four-inch iPhone and Apple Watch 2 will be...

9to5 Mac's Mark Gurman reports that the long-rumored, four-inch iPhone will probably be dubbed the iPhone 5se and be announced at a special Apple event the week of March 14. The report’s author, Mark Gurman, expects the Apple Watch 2 to be previewed at the event, as well.

Gorman says the smaller iPhone will feature a design similar to the original 5S (which will be discontinued) but with upgraded internals, software, and hardware features. New features will purportedly include: an 8MP rear camera and 1.2MP front camera (same as the iPhone 6's); an NFC chip/Apple Pay support; an A8 CPU and M8 motion co-processor (NXPI supplies the latter); support for Bluetooth 4.2 and 802.11ac Wi-Fi; and support for Live Photos. The article says that 3D Touch won't be supported, and the current 5S will be discontinued.

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14:18
Apple moves 250,000 smartphones via the iPhone...

New data from the Citizen's Financial Group suggests Apple's loan partner has financed some 250,000 smartphones through the iPhone Upgrade Program, according to calculations from investment firm Piper Jaffray — as noted by AppleInsider.

The iPhone Upgrade Program, introduced in September, allows you to get a new iPhone every year and includes You’re even free to choose the carrier and rate plan that works for you. Pricing starts at $32.41 a month.

CFG says it had $220 million in Apple iPhone loans on its balance sheet at the end of December. To analyst Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray, that implies Apple sold about a quarter-million iPhones through the upgrade program. He estimates that the total number of iPhones sold through the program would represent between 3% and 5% percent of iPhone 6s...

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14:03
Report: Apple readying new 4-inch “iPhone 5SE” for...

Enlarge / The iPhone 4S, 5, 6, and 6 Plus. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Reports of a new small-screened iPhone have been floating around for a while, but today the normally reliable Mark Gurman at 9to5Mac has published details about it gathered from "sources who have used the upcoming iPhone."

According to those sources, the so-called "iPhone 5SE" will look and act a lot like a downsized iPhone 6. The 4-inch screen (and presumably its 1136×640 resolution) will be retained, but the edges of the phone and the front glass will be curved instead of squared off as they are in the iPhone 5 and 5S. The device will also reportedly include a host of internal upgrades originally...

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13:11
Apple returns to over $100 per share ahead of Q1...

Shares of AAPL closed above $100 on Friday, as investors bought in ahead of earnings and once again returned the iPhone maker's stock to three-digit territory.

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13:10
Notable apps and app updates for January 22, 2016

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

iOS Apps/Updates

It figures. Last week, I bought the great card game Exploding Kittens on Amazon for $20. Over the weekend, my wife and I laughed our heads off as we played this wacky game. Sure enough, this week the iOS app version of the game appeared for $1.99. Well, the card game is still a lot of fun, but if you know others who love the silly game with art by The Oatmeal and they have it on their iOS devices as well, you can all sit in a room together and play it without accidentally putting the game cards into the bowl of onion...

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13:03
Report: Instead of releasing an iPhone 6c, Apple...

A previous iPhone model could be making a comeback.

According to 9to5Mac, Apple will introduce an iPhone 5se this March with curved edges and Live Photos capabilities. Its predecessor, the iPhone 5s, was first released in 2013 but it’s currently still on sale.

This report comes amidst rumors that Apple has been prepping to release a smaller version of its current generation iPhone, potentially a 4-inch 6c version. Turns out, however, that the 4-inch iPhone 5se is set to be the smaller alternative that Apple is launching this...

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13:00
Yamaha Montage replaces Motif synthesizers

For more than 40 years, Yamaha has developed industry-leading synthesizers, from the revolutionary DX7 in the 1980s to the renowned Motif series – one of the best-selling synthesizers of all time. Now, Yamaha raises the bar again with Montage. Montage, available in 61-, 76- and 88-key configurations, features the Motion Control Synthesizer Engine, a powerful and intuitive way to interact with and control sound.

I never thought I’d see Motif get replaced, but Yamaha did quite a job with the Montage. This is an impressive synth.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:56
Yamaha’s Revstar electric guitars

Inspired by raw power and performance, Revstar’s sound is as unique and bold as its aesthetic. Working to evoke a visceral, unbridled power and an individual, organic tone that is made possible only by considering every detail, Yamaha’s engineers chose materials carefully and designed custom pickups to make sure Revstar sounds as stunning as it looks.

I had a demo of these guitars today and I must say, I was impressed. They have a presence in look and feel that many guitars are missing these days. They aren’t heavy, but they are solid when you play them. I wouldn’t hesitate adding one of these to my collection.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:53
Apple to update Apple Watch in mid-March with new...

Jeff Williams announcing September Apple Watch updates – AFP

In addition to launching a new 4-inch iPhone likely called the “iPhone 5se,” Apple plans to announce new Apple Watch models in March. The new lineup will be similar to the September 2015 Apple Watch revision, bringing a series of new band color options to the Apple Watch lineup. We are also told that entirely new bands made out of new materials are in development in addition to partnerships with firms beyond Hermes. Last year, Apple had discussed partnering up with popular third-party accessory makers, such as Incase, in some official fashion, but it is...

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12:50
TF Mixer series

With the TouchFlow Operation interface optimized for touch panel control, experienced engineers as well as newcomers to the field will find it easier than ever to achieve the ideal mix. Recallable D-PRE™ preamplifiers support sound quality that will satisfy the most discerning professional ears, while advanced live recording features and seamless operation with high-performance I/O racks give these compact digital mixers capabilities that make them outstanding choices for a wide range of applications. Experience the intuitive control and creative freedom that a truly evolved digital console can provide.

Yamaha made these mixers as foolproof as possible. They have a touchscreen display and a ton of presets preconfigured for each instrument in the band. You can also use an iPad to configure settings away from the mixer, so you can go onstage or anywhere in the room and check your sound. If I was going to buy a mixer today, I’d take a serious look at the TF series.

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12:49
Snap-Happy Trojan Targets Linux Servers


Security researchers at Dr.Web on Tuesday revealed details of the Trojan Linux.Ekoms.1, which takes screen shots and records audio to acquire sensitive and personal information, mostly from Linux servers. Malware for Linux is becoming more diverse and includes spyware programs, ransomware and Trojans designed to carry out distributed denial-of-service attacks, according to Dr.Web. Researchers did not assess the severity of the threat once the malware infects computers.

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12:46
Steinberg releases the UR22mkII audio interface

Record and compose music in studio quality on your laptop or iPad with the UR22mkII. With outstanding audio and build quality for its price class, the UR22mkII combines choice components with advanced connectivity and flexible I/O options to offer a full-on mobile production platform.

I love what Yamaha does with their new interfaces, making them compatible with iOS and Mac. I had a look at this today and it was impressive.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:44
Rumor: Apple's new 4-inch handset will be...

Apple's new, smaller iPhone model expected to launch in the coming months will be a "special edition" version of the iPhone 5s, and will accordingly be named the "iPhone 5se," a new rumor claims.

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12:06
Apple readies ’iPhone 5se’, not ‘6c’, for March/...

That purported 4-inch “iPhone 6c” floating around the web yesterday? It’s fake, according to sources who have used the upcoming iPhone with a 4-inch display. Instead of releasing a smaller version of the iPhone 6s in order to appease potential customers seeking an iPhone with a screen smaller than 4.7 or 5.5-inches, Apple is upgrading the existing iPhone 5s that was first released in fall 2013. Also contrary to rumors, the device is not a preview of the iPhone 7 as it will mostly retain the 5s’s design and still include a headphone jack…

The new device is internally codenamed “N69,” but the launch name will likely be the “...

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11:25
Data suggests Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program...

New data from Citizen's Financial Group suggests Apple's loan partner has financed some 250,000 iPhones through the newly launched iPhone Upgrade Program, according to calculations from investment firm Piper Jaffray.

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10:54
Apps shine in new 30-second Apple TV spot

This is sort of interesting.

After years of stating that the Apple TV set top box was a “hobby”, this is really the first commercial that declares that the device is a serious thing. The new 30-second Apple TV spot takes a focused look at apps and changes to suit an array of different popular apps on the platform. One second, the chicken mascot from Crossy Road is bursting out of the Apple TV, while the next second sees the box turning into the iron throne from Game of Thrones.

The new device uses tvOS as its foundation, which has drawn more app developers to it.

Take a look and see what you think:

Via iMore

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10:54
Apple a lurking factor in bidding war over Sharp,...

The two entities bidding for control of Sharp -- Hon Hai and Innovation Network Corp. -- are both ultimately doing so with Apple as a major factor, a report said on Friday.

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10:48
Why the feature-light iOS 9.2.1 security update...

Three days ago Apple released an iOS 9.2.1 update with seemingly arbitrary ‘security updates and bug fixes’ listed in the release notes. As we’ve seen time and time again with these type of software updates, most often these small updates seem to go ignored by the general public. We stress how important it is to keep your device up to date, even with small security updates like this.

As is customary after Apple releases a security update version of iOS, the firms and people that discovered the vulnerabilities are coming out explaining how and why these security updates matter. Apple has already included a breakdown of what security issues were resolved in iOS 9.2.1, but it’s still nice to get a further detailed look into what made the vulnerabilities ...

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10:33
Hermes begins selling its exclusive Apple Watch...

Availability of the Apple Watch Herm?s has expanded online, as the French fashion house is now selling its exclusive collection of custom wearables via its website.

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10:23
Apple renews its partnership with (RED)

With UNAIDS data showing that mother-to-child transmission of HIV could be effectively ended as early as 2020, Apple, América Móvil, Bank of America, Belvedere, GAP, SAP, Starbucks and The Coca-Cola Company have renewed their partnerships with (RED) in support of reaching this goal, with NetJets, Salesforce and Tradeshift also announcing new partnerships with (RED) — the AIDS organization founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver — to fight AIDS.

This week marks 10 years since the 2006 inception of (RED) at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Founded to create a sustainable flow of private sector money for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and heat around the AIDS issue, (RED)'s partners, special events and many extraordinary collaborators have generated $350 million for the AIDS fight since 2006. To mark the anniversary and doubling (RED)'s impact, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced that it will match every dollar generated by (RED...

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10:19
Here's how GM's Maven car sharing works

A few clicks of an app and you've reserved a car and can drive it away. There's integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto too.

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09:53
Apple Pay adds support for 50+ new banks and credit...

Apple has been steadily adding more banks to its list of those officially supported for Apple Pay, and today it adds yet another 50+ for users of the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch-based payment service. The new additions include a mix of banks and credit unions across the US, but don’t bring any newly supported institutions to users internationally. Head below for the full list of new banks and credit unions. 

Apple Pay is officially live in Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom in addition to the US, but the rollout of banks in other regions has lagged behind the US rollout considerably. While Apple supports hundreds of banks and credit unions in the US and adds another 50+ today, it only supports 15 in...

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09:44
How-To: Use Apple Watch faces as gorgeous Mac screen...

Even though I’ve owned a Mac for going on 5+ years now, I never thought I would actually end up using screen savers. But the launch of Aerial a few months ago, which I’ve been using daily ever since, has definitely changed my mind. Awesome Apple TV screen savers on the Mac is a win. And today I came across the Apple Watch Screen Saver for OS X by Rasmus Nielsen and immediately knew it would be my next screen saver of choice.

Incorporating over 80 combinations of the already recognizable and well designed Apple Watch faces, all in Retina display quality, it makes a great additional screen saver to have installed. For those unfamiliar with the process of installing new screen savers on the Mac, or just want an overview before starting, I’ve put together a small guide below to walk you through the...

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09:18
9to5Toys Last Call: iOS/Mac productivity app deals,...

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:
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OtterBox Resurgence iPhone 6/6s 2,600mAh Battery Case:...

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09:10
Apple Watch Hermès collection now available online...

After several months of limited availability in select retail stores across the globe, Apple Watch Hermès is now available to purchase online. Interestingly, that counters the initial point-of-sale strategy with the other three Apple Watch collections, which were at first only available to purchase online before hitting retail stores months later. Instead, the Apple Watch collection introduced in partnership with Hermès last fall enjoyed a more intimate point-of-sale experience with North American availability limited to Apple, Hermès, and Maxfield locations in LA, Miami, New York, San Francisco, and Toronto with a similar situation across Europe and Asia.

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09:03
No, Apple won’t buy Dish Network (acquiring Comcast...

Pundit Robert X. Cringely predicts in a new I, Cringely column that Apple will buy Dish Network, the American direct satellite TV broadcaster. Yours Truly says this will never happen.

Here’s Cringely’s reasoning: “It’s the only acquisition that will give Apple the kind of entry point they want into the TV business, allowing Cupertino to create overnight an over-the-top (OTT) Internet streaming video service — effectively an Internet cable system.

“Buying Dish would be a bold move for Apple because all the benefits Cupertino seeks aren’t obviously available. True, Dish has 14 million U.S. subscribers (I am one of those) who get 100+ channels of TV from the sky. True, Dish has an existing OTT streaming service called Sling that already offers a subset of the company’s cable channels. But it doesn’t necessarily follow that Dish could simply transfer its...

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08:59
External Link: NSA Director Defends Encryption

While FBI Director James Comey and Attorney General Loretta Lynch continue to rail against encryption, information security has gained another unlikely ally: NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers. During an address to the Atlantic Council think tank, Rogers said, “encryption is foundational to the future,” and cited the recent hack of the Office of Personnel Management as a reason to encourage encryption. “So spending time arguing about ‘hey, encryption is bad and we ought to do away with it’ … that’s a waste of time to me,” Rogers said. Rogers’s predecessor at the NSA, General Michael Hayden, also recently spoke out in favor of encryption.

 

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08:59
Report: Google is the default iPhone search engine...

Apple ditched Google Maps for its own native app in 2012, but the company is sticking with Google for the iPhone’s default search engine because Google pays Apple a ton of money for the privilege: $1 billion, to be exact.

That closely guarded sum was spilled in court transcripts from Java software maker Oracle’s lawsuit against Google, according to a Friday Bloomberg report. Oracle claims Google used Java to build its Android operating system without paying, and has been fighting the company for damages since 2010. Now Oracle is airing all of Google’s business for the world to see.

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08:22
New Samsung Pay TV ad takes shots at Apple Pay'...

A new Samsung TV ad, featuring comedian Hannibal Buress, continues a theme of pointing out that Samsung Pay can be used in stores where Apple Pay isn't supported.

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08:14
Apple Maps now includes four new Flyover locales,...

If nothing else, Apple Maps is getting fleshed out.

Apple announced that its Maps application now included four new Flyover locales, public transit data for Los Angeles, a European expansion of Nearby POI suggestions and Traffic data for Hong Kong and Mexico.

The additions include new Flyover support in Aomori, Japan; Bruges, Belgium; Lake Powell, Utah; and Limoges, France. Counting the four cities, Flyover is now available in 220 locales around the world.

Apple also flipped the switch on Traffic data for users in Hong Kong and Mexico, while residents in the Netherlands and the UK can now take advantage of iOS 9’s new Nearby feature, which points out automated, proximity-based search results of commonly queried points of interest. Results of nearby...

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07:52
Anandtech’s Apple iPad Pro review

Anandtech:

Overall, the iPad Pro has proven to be a very different experience for me than previous iPads. The design is definitely familiar, with the same industrial design and general feel as previous iPads scaled up to a 12.9” form factor.

On the SoC side, we’re finally seeing a major player in ARM SoCs directly competing with Intel on their home ground of sorts, and the results are at least somewhat shocking. Despite a handicap on process node, the CPU of the A9X isn’t all that far off from Skylake Core M. And while A9X can’t go toe-to-toe, Apple is for the first time capable of reaching Intel’s level for some workloads. Otherwise on the GPU side, Apple arguably bests Intel.

Here is the incredibly detailed iPad Pro review you’ve been waiting for.

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07:31
Mac users can now try out new Microsoft Office...

Microsoft opened up a beta test program for Windows users last November, letting Microsoft Office fanatics get early access to upcoming new features. Microsoft is now rolling out the program to the Mac, so OS X users can (optionally) join the beta program too. For the first round of the beta program, Microsoft will be adding inking and realtime typing / collaboration to PowerPoint. Expect these features in the ‘coming weeks’. More details available here.

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07:11
Google's Android revenue $31 billion over OS...

The Android operating system has reportedly generated $31 billion in revenues for Google since it first launched in 2008, creating $22 billion in profits largely from mobile advertising.

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07:11
Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Pope Francis in the...

Appleinsider:

A peek at the schedule of Pope Francis has revealed that the head of the Catholic Church met with Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook on Friday, though what the two discussed remains a mystery.

Carol Glatz of the National Catholic Reporter snapped a picture of the Pope’s schedule on Friday, revealing that the pontiff had a meeting scheduled with Cook at 11:30 a.m. local time. Tom Cheshire of Sky News later confirmed that the meeting took place, as highlighted by Business Insider.

Cook’s meeting with His Holiness comes one week after Pope Francis met with Eric Schmidt, CEO of Apple rival Alphabet.

Oh, to be a fly on the wall of that meeting.

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07:07
Google paid Apple $1 billion to keep search bar on...

Bloomberg:

Apple received $1 billion from its rival in 2014, according to a transcript of court proceedings from Oracle Corp.’s copyright lawsuit against Google. The search engine giant has an agreement with Apple that gives the iPhone maker a percentage of the revenue Google generates through the Apple device, an attorney for Oracle said at a Jan. 14 hearing in federal court.

Considering how valuable that piece of virtual property is, I bet Google thinks they got a bargain in the deal.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:05
Apple to release Q1 earnings on the analysts’...

Apple:

Apple’s conference call to discuss fourth fiscal quarter results is scheduled for Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm PT/5:00 pm ET.

As always, this call is open to the public via the webcast. Only analysts are allowed to call in and ask questions. It promises to be yet more record numbers for Apple.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:00
Facebook Opens Sports Stadium


Facebook on Thursday announced its new Sports Stadium -- built with no taxpayer dollars or city leases required. About 650 million sports fans already make Facebook the world's largest stadium, the company reasoned. The new hub will compile and chronologize game-related content in real time so that "you can get the feeling you're watching the game with your friends even when you aren't together," said Steve Kafka, a product manager at Facebook. The hub itself is organized by tabs labeled "Matchup," "Friends," "Experts" and "Stats."

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06:38
Google Paid $1 Billion To Keep Search On iPhone

phantomfive writes: As the Google v. Oracle copyright case drags on, Oracle is claiming that Android has generated $31 billion in revenue for Google, $22 billion of which was profit. Court records also show Google paid Apple $1 billion USD to keep their search bar on the iPhone. A revenue sharing agreement was in place as well. At one point, Apple got 34% of the revenue generated by Google searches on iPhones. Both companies later requested that the information be redacted from the record, but once something is released on the internet, it tends to stay there.


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06:27
Apple hires expert in virtual reality/augmented...

Apple has hired Doug Bowman, an expert in virtual reality/augmented reality, according to the Financial Times. The Virginia Tech computer science professor was listed among grant winners for HoloLens research projects and he specializes in creating 3D user interfaces, fueling speculation that Apple is working on virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR) projects.

Microsoft HoloLens is described as “the first fully untethered, holographic computer, enabling high-definition holograms to integrate with your world.” Microsoft has announced that a HoloLens developer kit will arrive in the first quarter of 2016 for $3,000.

HoloLens is a smart glasses device to accompany Windows Holographic, a “mixed” reality computing platform for creating applications that incorporate live presentation of...

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06:14
All BCECC students in Norfolk, Virginia are getting...

A new partnership between Apple and the Berkley Campostella Early Childhood Center (BCECC) will provide every student with a new iPad.

The Norfolk, Virginia school received one of 114 grants from Apple as part of the company's $100 million commitment to the White House “ConnectED” initiative. The grant includes an iPad for every student, a MacBook Air and iPad mini for every teacher, an Apple TV for every classroom, ongoing professional development for teachers and a continuing partnership with Apple to ensure successful implementation.

According to Apple’s ConnectED website, as part of its participation in President Barack Obama’s ConnectED technology in education program, the company is giving its latest hardware to 114 schools across the U.S. 

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06:13
Apple pushes into virtual reality by hiring top VR...

Apple has lured a top virtual reality researcher away from Virginia Tech, according to the Financial Times. The move could give Apple a chance to catch up with rivals Samsung Electronics, Microsoft, Google and Facebook, which have all made plays in the virtual reality field.

The researcher, Doug Bowman, had been a professor of computer science at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and director of its Center for Human-Computer Interaction. He recently joined Apple after a short sabbatical, the Financial Times reported.

Bowman worked on three-dimensional user interface design in academia, looking at the benefits of immersion in virtual environments, and led the 3D interaction group.

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06:09
Apple hires top virtual and augmented reality expert...

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While nearly all of the big tech companies have some sort of plan in place to deal with the upcoming onslaught of virtual reality and augmented reality technology, there's been one rather large holdout: Apple. According to a report from the Financial Times, however, Apple now has its own VR/AR expert....

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06:09
External Link: Apple Demanded Court Order from Widow...

Apple’s focus on privacy is normally good, but it can sometimes carry unfortunate consequences. Peggy Bush, 72, tried to download a game to her iPad, but didn’t know her late husband’s Apple ID password. Her daughter dealt with Apple support for two months, providing serial numbers and legal documentation before being told that Apple required a court order to resolve the situation. In fact, according to Apple’s terms and conditions, accounts are not transferrable upon death and Apple may even terminate the account. Fortunately, Apple gave Bush access to the account after she reached out to CBC News and Apple CEO Tim Cook. This story illustrates why it’s important for families to have a plan for sharing key passwords, such as 1Password for Teams or at least a copy of 1Password’s master password in a safe-deposit box.

 

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06:04
Tim Cook makes ‘surprise’ visit to Brussels to lobby...

Apple CEO Tim Cook made a “surprise visit” to Brussels, Thursday, looking to lobby European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager as EU regulators close in on a final decision about the company's Irish tax deals, according to The Irish Times.

The Brussels meeting came on the same day as Taoiseach Enda Kenny described as “false and baseless” claims that Ireland is a tax haven for the company, the article adds. Apple and the European Commission both confirmed the talks took place but wouldn’t elaborate on what was discussed. It has been suggested that the state may eventually be forced to recoup billions of euros in unpaid taxes from Apple, according to The Irish Times.

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06:01
Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Pope Francis in the...

A peek at the schedule of Pope Francis has revealed that the head of the Catholic Church met with Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook on Friday, though what the two discussed remains a mystery.

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05:57
It’s Apple vs. Alphabet for the title of the world’s...

The Financial Times says Apple is no longer the world's largest public company, when defined by enterprise value, which includes debt and subtracts cash to give a more complete picture of a firm's worth.

Alphabet overtook Apple in December and is now valued at $420 billion compared with the latter's $393 billion. Measured by market cap, Apple still remains bigger, at $535 billion versus the search giant's $485 billion. 

Alphabet Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate created in 2015 as the parent company of Google and several other companies previously owned by or tied to Google. At its most basic level, Google is just renaming itself "Alphabet" and creating a subsidiary business called "Google." The "new" Google will continue as the consumer-facing brand and will run all the products you've heard of, including...

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05:49
Google paid Apple $1 billion in 2014 to be the...

Bloomberg reports that, according to court testimony, Google paid Apple $1 billion in 2014 to remain the default search engine on iPhones.

A Google witness told an attorney for Oracle that the amount was 34%, but it wasn't clear if Apple or Google got that amount. In 2013, Morgan Stanley estimated Apple’s cut was 75% of  revenue. Since Google was dropped in late 2014 as the default search...

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05:34
AppleInsider podcast talks Apple manufacturing,...

This week the AppleInsider podcast explores Donald Trump's dictate that Apple build it's "computers and things" in America, "iPhone 6c" rumors, ESPN in an Apple streaming service, GarageBand and Music Memos, and more.

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05:00
Lynn University deploying iPad Pro/Apple Pencil/...

Lynn University, one of America's top 25 most innovative schools according to U.S. News & World Report, will deploy Apple’s iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard to all undergraduate day students and faculty. Lynn will distribute approximately 1,800 new devices this semester.

“At Lynn, we continue to embrace new ideas and technology that allow us to engage our students, enhance learning and empower faculty," says Lynn President Kevin M. Ross. "Our introduction of iPad-powered learning in 2013 has supported rises in retention and prospective student inquiries, as well as improved student outcomes.”

“iPad Pro, its accessories and the next generation of education-focused apps will make learning even more relevant to the world students live in," adds Lynn Chief Information Officer Chris Boniforti. "This immersive, versatile technology also provides access to top-notch...

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04:30
Patent round-up, wraparound iPhone displays, the...

We could one day see an iPhone with a flexible, wraparound display. Apple has been granted a patent (number 20160021227) by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for “electronic devices with convex displays.”

Apple says that, in conventional arrangements, most electronic device’s displays are flat, so only the portions of the device other than the display have a convex shape. Apple says that this may limit the internal volume of the device and may detract from its appearance and “it would therefore be desirable to be able to provide improved electronic devices.”

According to the patent filing, convex displays may be formed from one or more flexible layers. A flexible display layer may be mounted to a rigid support structure or a rigid cover layer. Flexible display layers that conform to the curved shape of a rigid structure may provide additional internal volume in which internal components of the device may be positioned.

Another granted Apple patent (number...

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04:23
Apple made more revenue from iPhone in a single...

The lawsuit between Oracle and Google is inadvertently revealing some confidential information about the companies. It has already been disclosed that Google paid Apple a $1 billion fee in 2014 to keep Google as the default search provider for iOS Safari, as well as a revenue sharing agreement where Google gives a substantial portion of the iPhone search ad revenue to Apple.

Another lawyer from Oracle has also stated that Google has generated $22 billion in profit and $31 billion in revenue from Android in its lifetime, via Bloomberg. Although...

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04:00
One week with Apple’s CarPlay

Banish your car's stock infotainment system to the background with CarPlay. (credit: Ron Amadeo)

If you buy a car today, it will probably come with some kind of touchscreen computer onboard. These are basically embedded tablet computers that run some kind of operating system, but rather than coming from Apple, Google, or Microsoft, the software comes from car manufacturers and their suppliers. Car companies don't have a ton of experience when it comes to software, so the integrated computers generally aren't designed very well. They also never have the app ecosystem we've come to expect from smartphones and tablets, so it's no surprise that many people still prefer using their smartphones over the in-car option.

Traditional software companies are getting a foothold in cars, though. We already reviewed...

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04:00
OWC’s Power2U can eliminate cable and power adapter...

OWC's Power2U is a gadget that lets you power iOS or other USB equipped mobile devices without a bulky adapter. The advantage: it eliminates clutter created by multiple cables and power adapters.

The UL approved AC/USB wall outlet lets you power and charge up to four devices simultaneously. Designed for homes with users of multiple USB chargeable devices (and if you're reading this, you almost certainly fall into this category), the Power2U installs on any 15Amp circuit with a 16-cubic inch electrical box to blend into the wall as a standard power outlet. 

Installation takes about 20-25 minutes (you can find a how-to install video here). If watching the video makes you nervous -- or if, like me, you'...

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03:50
Apple CEO Tim Cook meeting with the Pope today

According to several sources, the Catholic Church Pope, Pope Francis, is meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook today for a private discussion. The exact agenda for the meeting is unknown, but ‘Signor Timothy Donald Cook’ is booked in for 11.30 as shown in the photo. The meetup is likely related to visits the Pope has been receiving from other tech giants. Francis met Eric Schmidt, Alphabet (Google’s) chairman last week. It could just be a cordial exchange of greetings.

Sky News reporter Tom Cheshire says the Pope shares Cook’s strong stance on the environment and ecology. Both Pope and Cook are frequently named in the...

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02:04
Apple Fibre Channel compatibility with El Capitan

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Good Morning Xsan deployers.
In the next few months i'll have to upgrade a Maverick Xsan to El Capitan.
This system still runs on MacPro 2012 equipped with the good old Apple Fibre Channel cards 4Gbit

Does anybody can tell me if there is any issue with these cards and El Capitan?

Thank you very much for your time

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00:04
Apple To Launch First European Development Center

An anonymous reader writes: Apple has announced plans to launch its first iOS app development center in Europe. The location will be in Naples, Italy, with the center aiming to teach youngsters how to code. The announcement was made 21 January and explained how the center would provide students (children and young adults) the practical skills and training required for developing iOS apps for "the world's most innovative and vibrant app ecosystem". The center will support teachers and provide a specialized curriculum that will prepare the youths to be a part of Apple's developer community.


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23:19
Apple expands Maps capabilities with new Flyover,...

Apple's efforts to build out its in-house Maps service moved forward on Thursday with the addition of four new Flyover locales, public transit data for Los Angeles, a European expansion of Nearby POI suggestions and Traffic data for Hong Kong and Mexico.

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21:48
BitTorrent Sync adds ability to make encrypted...

BitTorrent has released a new version of its Sync peer-to-peer app, and its biggest feature is the encrypted folder. Any data you keep in one will be encrypted, whether you choose to place it on cloud storage or on a networked storage device (NAS). P...

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19:50
Google paid Apple $1 billion in 2014 to keep it the...

Earlier this evening, the Oracle vs. Google lawsuit revealed Android’s revenues and profits for the first time. The same case has now revealed that Google paid Apple $1 billion in 2014 as part of its ongoing deal to be the main search provider—as in the one that resides in the search bar by default—on iOS devices.

Specifically, Apple’s deal with Google gives it a percentage of the revenue that the search engine generates through Apple devices. An Oracle lawyer said that the revenue share was 34 percent (although it’s not clear based on the transcript whether that means Apple got 34%, or if Google kept 34%). A Google lawyer...

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18:57
Apple hires top virtual & augmented reality...

According to a new report out of the Financial Times, Apple has hired one of the top virtual reality researchers in the United States to expedite its efforts in the platform. The report claims that Apple has recently hired Doug Bowman, who most recently was a computer science professor at Virginia Tech before taking a sabbatical. At Virginia Tech, he was the director of the university’s human-computer interaction center for around five years.

Bowman touts that he has focused his research on “three-dimensional user interface design and the benefits of immersion in virtual environments.” He has experience in both fully immersive virtual reality, such as the tech used HTC’s Vive and Google Cardboard, as well as augmented...

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18:37
Google paid Apple $1B to be default iOS search bar...

Court documents from Oracle's copyright lawsuit against Google show the Internet search giant paid some $1 billion to Apple in 2014 in return for making its search bar the default option on iOS.

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17:36
New Apple hire suggests increased interest in...

A report on Thursday revealed Apple recently hired Doug Bowman, a top researcher in the fields of virtual reality and augmented reality, suggesting the company is seriously investigating immersive computing and similar VR/AR solutions.

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16:55
Iris scanning simplifies cash aid for Syrian refugees

The United Nations is using an iris-scanning biometric ID system to streamline the delivery of money to Syrian refugees in Jordan.

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16:50
Latest Apple TV commercial puts focus on apps

Apple posted a fun new Apple TV commercial to the Web on Thursday showing off the tvOS App Store's deep selection of apps, games, over-the-top content streamers, interactive shopping services and more.

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16:23
Apple shares new Apple TV ad highlighting popular...

Apple this evening has shared a new advertisement for its Apple TV set-top box. This ad continues the trend of the company highlighting the tvOS App Store that is available on the device, showcasing a handful of the most popular applications available so far. The ad is entitled “Apple TV – The Future of TV is Apps,” which is a slogan Apple has used since the launch of the device back in October.

In the ad, which can be viewed below, Apple showcases a variety of different apps for tvOS. The ad highlights apps such as Netflix, ESPN, Asphalt 8, Disney Infinity, GrubHub, Showtime, Crossy Road, HBO Now, and Fox Now. Apple seems to have made a point to show off several different categories of apps, including entertainment, food, and games.

Apple has ramped up marketing for the fourth-gen Apple TV since its release in...

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16:09
Brave Browser Promises to Defend Users' Privacy


Brave Software, helmed by Brendan Eich, who cofounded Mozilla and created the JavaScript programming language, on Tuesday released the 0.7 developer version of its Brave browser. Brave is an open source project that promises to block Internet greed and ugliness, while improving speed and protecting privacy. Basically, it blocks ads containing pixels and cookies that track users and load stuff onto their devices without their knowledge. Malvertising won't get onto users' devices because the EFF's HTTPS Everywhere is integrated into the browser.

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15:54
Munster: Apple Pay distribution low, but peer-to-...

Fresh data from investment firm Piper Jaffray shows Apple Pay adoption hovering between 10 and 20 percent, but analyst Gene Munster expects numbers to rise in 2016 as Apple integrates attractive new features like peer-to-peer payments and in-browser integration.

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14:33
NPR One for iOS updated with CarPlay support, bug...

The NPR One app for iOS has been updated today with support for Apple’s in-car infotainment system CarPlay. The update bumps the app to version 1.6.1 and also includes a few bug fixes and the under-the-hood performance improvements.

With CarPlay support, NPR fans can now listen to their favorite shows seamlessly while on the road. The CarPlay interface for NPR One is relatively simple and in line with other CarPlay apps. On the main screen of the app, you have quick access to Up Next, Recommendations, Catch Up, and Followed. Catch Up shows you what’s next in the national and local newscasts you listen to, while Recommendations presents a curated list of stories and podcasts tailored just for you.

Introducing support for CarPlay. Listen to NPR One in vehicles that have support for CarPlay as part of the in-dash...

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14:24
Apple takes 50% off popular productivity apps in new...

In its latest iOS App Store promotion, Apple is for a limited time knocking 50 percent off a selection of 14 productivity titles like PCalc, task manager Things, second screen solution Duet Display and more.

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14:14
Tim Cook meets with European Commission antitrust...

Tim Cook this week met with the European Commission’s antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager, Bloomberg reports and Kristin Huguet, a spokeswoman at Apple, confirms. The Cupertino based company is fighting back against contentions that they have formed a special agreement with Ireland in which they pay significantly lower taxes to the country’s government. The news also appears to coincide with Tim Cook’s announcement in launching an iOS development center in Italy.

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14:09
AT&T CEO says US encryption policy is up to...

US government policies on device encryption should be decided by the public and Congress, not companies like Apple, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said in an interview at the World Economic Forum being held this week in Davos, Switzerland.

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14:02
Facebook for iPhone testing in-app peek & pop...

Facebook today is rolling out a new update to its iOS app that brings a handful of new features to iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus users. As usual, the actual changelog provided in the App Store by Facebook doesn’t detail any of the changes, but rather states that Facebook periodically updates its app to add new features and performance and reliability improvements. Today’s new features come in the form of new 3D Touch capabilities for the app on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus devices.

The first 3D Touch enhancement comes to the homescreen icon. Now, when you 3D Touch on Facebook’s app icon, you’ll see a new “quick view” shortcut that takes you directly to your timeline. The Facebook app has had 3D Touch quick view actions shortcuts for posting updates and pictures since October, but the timeline shortcut is new (via...

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13:06
∞ The Dalrymple Report with Merlin Mann: Ziggy...
13:00
Apogee introduces the Symphony I/O Mk II

Today at NAMM, Apogee Electronics and Waves Audio announced a partnership that will connect the world’s most advanced multi-channel audio recording interface to the world’s most powerful DSP enabled audio network. Symphony I/O Mk II, Apogee’s new flagship converter, will offer optional SoundGrid connectivity, enabling it to connect to the Waves SoundGrid System for studio, live and post production audio networking with real-time digital signal processing of Waves and SoundGrid compatible third-party plugins.

This is a very interesting partnership. Apogee makes some terrific products—some of the best.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:54
Universal Audio releases the Marshall JMP 2203...

the Marshall JMP 2203 plug-in is an expert emulation of the legendary ultra-flexible 100-watt amplifier used by everyone from Iron Maiden and Slayer, to Jeff Beck and My Bloody Valentine.

I can’t wait to get home and try this plug-in. I love everything that UA does, but a rocking Marshall could be the best yet. UA also released the Sonnox Oxford Envolution and the Brainworx bx_digital V3 EQ Collection.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:49
Kemper introduces ToneTravelling

Either engaged automatically by just hitting a switch on the Profiler Remote or dynamically by using an expression pedal, all continuous parameters can be changed smoothly to take the tone from ultra dry clean rhythm to utmost distorted, FX soaked lead tones.

Kemper made a big splash a few years back with its amp profiling and while I haven’t had extensive experience with it, others I know have said they really like it.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:45
Taylor’s new 12-string acoustic guitars

Among the new shapes are 12-fret Grand Concerts (552ce 12-Fret, 562ce 12-Fret), Grand Orchestra guitar models (458e, 858e), along with a new 12-string Dreadnought (360e). Powers’ design philosophy is focused on giving players a broader spectrum of 12-string voices to enable them to find the right fit.

I’m heading up to Taylor’s booth to check these out today. Taylor is my favorite acoustic, but I don’t have a lot of experience with 12-strings, so it should be interesting.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:26
iPad mini sales rebound year-over-year; the iPad Pro...

When it comes to tablets, Apple is selling more iPad minis (all models combined) than any other model, though the iPad Pro now accounts for a “meaningful” 12% of sales, according to new data from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners — as noted by AppleInsider.

While the iPad Air 2 remained the best-selling individual iPad model during the period, both Air generations comprised just 40% of units sold overall, CIRP said, basing its info on a survey of 500 U.S. shoppers who bought Apple devices between October and December. The Mini segment’s share increased from 32% to 47% year-over-year.

The Mini 2 from 2013 was the most popular Mini model, followed by last year's Mini 4. The Mini 3 “took home just a fraction of sales, presumably because the product is effectively a Mini 2 with Touch...

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12:23
Apple's Tim Cook meets with EU antitrust chief...

Earlier on Thursday Apple CEO Tim Cook attended a private meeting in Brussels with Margrethe Vestager, the head of the European Commission's antitrust efforts, presumably in an attempt to diminish the chances of owing billions in back taxes because of the company's Irish tax deals.

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12:02
Apple increasing the money it spends on Washington...

Apple is increasing its Washington activities. It spent $4.48 million in 2015 compared to $4.11 million in 2014, a record and a 9% increase from 2014, according to new data from Consumer Watchdog, a nonpartisan nonprofit public interest group that monitors the lobbying disclosure reports of 16 tech and communications companies. Apple’s fourth quarter spending was $1.03 million vs. $1.19 million, a 13.4 percent decrease.

However, the Cupertino, California-based company’s lobbying expenses are dwarfed by those of many other tech firms. Google's federal lobbying expenses in 2015 topped $16 million for the second year in a row, according to records just filed with the Clerk of the House of Representatives and analyzed by Consumer Watchdog. The company spent $16.66 million on lobbying in 2015 compared with $16.83 million in 2014, a 1% decrease. 

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