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Friday June 3

11:32
Official WWDC app gains dark UI, Apple TV support...

The official WWDC app was updated on Friday with a new dark user interface, universal app support for tvOS, live streaming on iOS and tvOS, and support for multitasking on iOS 9 on iPad.

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11:25
Google's Magenta AI Tickles the Ivories


The Google Brain team on Wednesday released a tune created by machine intelligence.
The composition is part of Project Magenta, which seeks to boost the capabilities of machine intelligence to create art and music. Among other things, the Magenta team is developing algorithms that enable artificial intelligence systems to learn how to create compelling art and music on their own. Magenta also seeks to build a community of artists, coders and machine learning researchers.

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11:01
Apple updates WWDC app with dark theme, first Apple...

Apple has updated its WWDC app for iPhone and iPad with a new look and feel ahead of the annual conference later this month. The updated version of the app also includes tvOS support for the first time. This means video content and session information can be accessed from the fourth generation Apple TV.

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10:52
Anticipating WWDC 2016: What's in store for...

Apple is often thought of as a hardware company, but an increasingly important segment of its business now relates to online services. Here's a look at what we're likely to see about the future of iCloud and CloudKit from Apple at this year's Worldwide Developer Conference.

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10:24
Unicode Consortium approves 72 new emoji under...

The goal of having an emoji symbol for literally everything is well underway.

The Unicode Consortium recently approved 72 new emoji for inclusion in Unicode 9, set to be released on June 21. New emoji range from expanded smileys and people to new animals, food, and sports.

Noted emoji include rolling on the floor laughing, drooling face, and nauseated face, while the people/body category gains shrug, selfie, and face palm. New animal emoji include gorilla, fox face, deer, shark, and owl, and some of the new foods include avocado, potato, croissant, pancakes, salad, and bacon.

There are also competition medals, objects like a scooter and a canoe, sports-based emoji such as boxing gloves, martial arts uniforms, wrestlers, fencing, juggling, and more. Emojipedia has...

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10:23
Yahoo Sports app comes to Apple TV with live...

Yahoo on Friday relased a new app for the Apple TV, Yahoo Sports, giving owners of the set-top another centralized option for watching sports videos, including some live streams.

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10:23
Apple's China branch fined for 'serious...

Apple's China branch has been fined 50,000 yuan ($7,595) for "serious dishonest acts” such as suspected tax evasion, according to media reports.

According to the 21st Century Business Herald, it was listed as "seriously dishonest" by the Bureau of Statistics of Beijing in December 2015 along with three other companies. The bureau said on its website that Apple's branch company has made “relatively big mistakes” in its reports on its financial situation, as well as on commodity purchases, sales and storage in 2014.

Specifically, wrong data was found in the current year value-added tax, staff salaries and annual commodity sales and the company was hence given a warning and fined 50,000 yuan, the 21st Century Business Herald says.

The Global Times notes that China stipulates that a company can be listed as one with serious dishonest acts if it fabricates census...

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10:16
Yahoo Sports App introduced for the Apple TV

Yahoo has unveiled the Yahoo Sports App for the Apple TV. It’s available for download at the Apple TV App Store.

The Yahoo Sports App allows you to watch your personalized sports news, highlights and live games free, according to Roger Urrabazo, Director Software Development Engineer. Select your favorite teams through a one-time setup, and you’ll get a personalized sports playlist of top highlights from your teams and the top stories across sports.  

At launch, you can watch the most recent news and highlights from MLB, NHL, NBA, PGA and some of the top soccer leagues from around the world. You’ll also get the “great coverage and in-depth analysis you’ve come to expect from the Yahoo Sports editorial team such as The Vertical with Woj, Instant Reactions, Sports Dash, and Power Rankings,” says Urrabazo. 

What’s more, you’ll also have access to Yahoo Sports’ full slate of  live streaming options including the MLB Free Game of the Day. Urrabazo says that...

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09:29
9to5Toys Last Call: 12.9-inch iPad Pro from $550,...

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09:22
Apple supplier Broadcom forecasts sales surge in...

Wireless chip supplier Broadcom is anticipating revenues in the current quarter to rise over 20 percent sequentially as the firm prepares for the launch of Apple's next-generation iPhone models, the company's CEO revealed late on Thursday.

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09:22
What The Fuck Should I Make For Dinner

Similar to yesterday’s Lorem Fucking Ipsum, I thought this was pretty funny.

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09:11
GrubHub rolls out Apple Pay support

While there are no stats yet from Grubhub’s rollout, Instacart’s checkout process is now 58 percent faster for customers who use Apple Pay compared to those using other payment methods, saving them about a minute each time they order.

I love Apple Pay and use it every chance I get. The convenience of using your fingerprint for payment is a big win for consumers.

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09:05
Apple hires top doctor specializing in treating kids...

The CEO of a major hospital is confirming that Apple’s health team has made yet another secretive hire: Rajiv Kumar, a top doctor who specializes in treating kids with diabetes. Kumar made headlines in the fall of 2015 by creating a HealthKit-enabled diabetes monitoring system for young patients at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University.

I love it that Apple cares so much about health and that they are investing heavily in it for the future.

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08:40
Twitter briefly considered bidding for Yahoo

Twitter briefly entertained the idea of a merger with Yahoo, and senior Twitter staff met Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer to discuss a possible deal.

The companies met “several weeks ago,” sources told the New York Post, but Twitter broke off the talks soon after, the newspaper reported Thursday night.

Yahoo put its core Internet business up for sale in December, after giving up hope of finding a tax-efficient way of selling its 15.4 percent stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.com.

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07:46
Shah Rukh Khan won't be Apple's Indian...

Despite rumors, Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan is not poised to become Apple's brand ambassador in India, a regional news agency said on Friday.

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07:35
Lowest Prices of 2016: $200-$400 off MacBook Pros, $...

The start to the educational buying season is delivering the lowest prices we've seen all year on a wide assortment of custom configured 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros ($200-400 off), as well as the standard iMac 4K configuration ($1,299) and standard iMac 5K configuration ($1,599) -- all of which include free shipping and no sales tax outside NY.

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07:31
Apple releases iTunes 12.4.1 update, offers assorted...

It’s more a bug fix than anything.

Apple on Thursday released iTunes 12.4.1, the latest version of its media player.

The update address a variety of small problems and bugs, including compatibility issues with the OS X VoiceOver accessibility feature.

According to Apple’s release notes, iTunes version 12.4.1 for Mac includes a grab bag of fixes that might in some cases negatively impact software usability. In particular, the update addresses a problem that caused VoiceOver, Mac’s automated screen reader technology, to operate unexpectedly.

The new version also restores the option to reset plays and fixes a bug that sometimes caused the Up Next function to play tracks out of order.

The release comes two weeks after iTunes version 12.4 was pushed out...

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07:24
Yahoo Sports app for Apple TV 4 launches w/ free...

Yahoo is today launching a Yahoo Sports app for Apple TV that lets users access free sports news, live streams, and video highlights that the service already offers via an iOS app and across other platforms.

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Filed under: Apps Tagged: App Store, Apple TV 4, highlights, live, live stream, MLB,...

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07:15
Apple, Android, Samsung: Who is winning the mobile...

(credit: Samsung Tomorrow)

A recent study from market research group Phoenix Marketing International has found that although more people have reported using Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay have adoption rates on par with where Apple Pay was several months into its launch. This suggests the two competing mobile payment technologies aren't far behind Apple in capturing market share.

Phoenix surveyed 3,004 credit card holders and concluded that an estimated 23 percent of the market had linked a credit card, debit card, or pre-paid card to either Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay, or some combination thereof. (The survey reported its results as weighted percentages, however, as the company said it over-sampled millennials and affluent credit card holders. In raw data, 779 respondents, or 26 percent, had linked a card to one of the three mobile payment apps. All other percentages in this report are weighted.) Of those...

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07:12
Apple staff voting on new community themes,...

Apple is inviting staff to vote for one of 20 different ‘community themes,’ a list of worthy projects ranging from using technology to boost environmental sustainability to empowering the elderly. One of the projects is geared to making Apple products more available to those who would not normally be able to afford them.

Our themes are a result of global collaboration, innovation, and passion. They’re rich with intention and supported by detailed ideas. Each one reflects our belief that we can leave the world better than when we found it.

The internal document references Apple’s approach of ‘a thousand no’s for every yes’ and says that votes will determine which themes go forward into further development and testing …

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07:00
Daily Deal: Nifty Minidrive for MacBook Pro and Air...

Need more storage for your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air? Or do you just want to be able to do an immediate Time Machine backup of your most important data without the hassle of carrying around a separate backup drive? The Nifty Minidrive for MacBook Pro and MacBook Air ($33.99) comes with just a 4GB microSD card installed, but you can add any size -- up to 128GB -- to this great little adapter to create a virtually invisible "external" drive for your MacBook Pro or Air. 

I used the Nifty Minidrive in a 13-inch MacBook Pro a while back, and found it to be one of the most useful tools I've ever purchased for a laptop. I only installed a 64GB microSD drive in it, but considering that the computer had just a 256GB SSD internally, that was like adding 25% more storage to the MacBook Pro. I used it to...

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06:43
Self driving cars and honking

From Google’s Self-Driving Car monthly report, details on how self-driving horns work.

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06:38
GrubHub and Seamless apps add Apple Pay support

Food delivery company GrubHub, a food delivery service, has added Apple Pay as a payment option in the latest update to its GrubHub and Seamless apps, according to TechCrunch.

“Considering the company did $2.4 billion in food sales last year, and 60 percent of this was via mobile ordering, the integration is a major score for the Apple Pay platform,” the article adds. “…While there are no stats yet from Grubhub’s rollout, Instacart’s checkout process is now 58 percent faster for customers who use Apple Pay compared to those using other payment methods, saving them about a minute each time they order.”

The GrubHub app and the ...

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06:35
On Apple, Steve Jobs, and the loss of simplicity

Ken Segall knew Steve Jobs well. Segall was a former TBWA\Chiat\Day creative director, he worked on a long range of advertising projects for both Apple and NeXT, and he was and is a fierce advocate for simplicity.

He did an interview for The Guardian, weighing in with his thoughts on simplicity.

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06:34
PSA: Many UK retailers now allowing unlimited-value...

Apple Pay is arguably more useful in the UK than in Apple’s home market of the U.S. as contactless terminals have been in widespread use for many years – at least, in the bigger cities. But the standard £30 ($44) limit on contactless transactions has so far mostly been applied to Apple Pay too.

We knew a year ago that this was going to change over time, and it seems that rollout of the upgraded payment terminals has now reached many major retailers …

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Filed under: Apple Pay Tagged: Apple pay, UK...

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06:28
iTunes 12.4.1 for OS X fixes VoiceOver glitch and...

Apple has released iTunes 12.4.1 for Mac OS X. It fixes, among other things, compatibility issues with the OS X VoiceOver accessibility feature. You can obtain the new version via the UpDates tab of the Mac App Store.

According to Apple, iTunes 12.4.1 also: restores the option to Reset Plays, fixes an issue in which Up Next may have unexpectedly played songs added together in the incorrect order, and resolved an issue in which iTunes was prevented from crossfading between songs.

A totally new and compelling way to locate duplicates and eliminate them from your Mac. Learn How.

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06:22
Apple issues $1.04 billion in second round of...

Apple reportedly sold A$1.425 billion ($1.04 billion U.S.) in Australian bonds on Friday, looking to raise more funding without tapping into its $233 billion U.S. in cash reserves.

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06:19
Apple hires doctor who specializes in treating kids...

Apple has hired Rajiv Kumar, a doctor who specializes in treating kids with diabetes, reports Fast Company. Kumar made headlines in the fall of 2015 by creating a HealthKit-enabled diabetes monitoring system for young patients at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University.

He began piloting HealthKit in March 2015 with 10 patients, including Blake, to assess its ability to track blood-sugar levels. Patients wear a continuous glucose monitor that sends 288 blood-sugar readings a day to an Apple mobile device through Bluetooth. The data is securely transmitted via HealthKit into the patient’s electronic medical record at Stanford Children’s Health through the MyChart app.

Rajiv Kumar (left), a pediatric...

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06:07
Apple Reissues iOS 9.3.2 for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro

Apple has re-released the minor iOS 9.3.2 update to correct an issue that caused problems for some units of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

 

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06:05
No Apple Display with integrated GPU at WWDC

Sounds like no new MacBook Pro announcement, too. Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long for both.

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05:49
Inside Apple and Tim Cook’s operational brilliance

This back and forth between Motley Fool analysts Dylan Lewis and Evan Niu digs into the steps it takes to get an iPhone from the factory to your hand. A terrific read (or listen, if you prefer).

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05:35
Huawei’s plan is to take on Samsung and Apple to...

Huawei has told a Hong Kong conference that it is aiming to overtake both Apple and Samsung to become the world’s biggest smartphone maker within five years, reports the WSJ. Huawei director Richard Yu made the statement at the Wall Street Journal and f.ounders-held Converge technology conference.

“We want to be the number-one smartphone maker in the world. It’s a long distance race, and we have the patience,” said Yu.

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Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: china, Huawei, iPhone...

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05:22
AppleInsider podcast talks MacBook Pro rumors &...

August.com CEO Jason Johnson joins the AppleInsider podcast to talk about HomeKit, door locks, video doorbells, and their recent announcement adding IFTTT integration. In addition, Mikey Campbell and Victor discuss the latest in rumors, including new MacBook Pros, 5K Thunderbolt displays, and 'iPhone 7' refresh cycle.

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05:00
OpenSwitch Moves Under Linux Foundation Umbrella


The Linux Foundation on Wednesday announced that it has taken the OpenSwitch Project under its wing. OpenSwitch last year began as a joint project of Hewlett Packard Enterprises, Broadcom, VMware, Accton, Intel and Arista. OpenSwitch is an open source, Linux-based network operating system, or NOS, that works with enterprise-grade switches from multiple vendors. OpenSwitch removes interoperability issues and complex licensing structures that are inherent in proprietary systems.

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04:59
Former Apple ad guru Ken Segall says company is...

Ken Segall, the former Apple ad consultant who coined the iMac name, wrote the copy for the famous ‘Think different’ campaign and authored the book Insanely Simple, says that Apple is beginning to lose touch with its heritage of simplicity. He gave his assessment of Apple’s ‘state of simplicity’ in a piece for the Guardian.

Though Apple’s customers remain fiercely loyal, the natives are getting restless. A growing number of people are sensing that Tim Cook’s Apple isn’t as simple as Steve’s Apple. They see complexity in expanding product lines, confusing product names, and the products themselves.

While the Guardian‘s headline makes the piece seem entire critical, it’s actually very balanced …

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04:30
The Logi BASE is a good charging device/stand combo...

Logitech's Logi BASE is the first device to charge your iPad Pro (either the 12.9-inch or the 9.7-inch version) through the Smart Connector. In fact, Logitech is the only company (at least, of which I’m aware) that’s taking advantage of the connector, so it deserves kudos for supporting new Apple technology.

Beyond that, the $99 BASE is also a good charger/cradle combo (keep the “combo” description in mind as you read this). Magnets in the charging cradle guide your iPad Pro into place to align with the Smart Connector. Just drop your Apple tablet in, and you’re good to go. One downside to the Logi BASE is that you’ll have to remove a Smart Keyboard to attach it. The Logitech device occupies the Smart Connector, and there’s no passthrough option or any extra port.

The Logi BASE displays an iPad Pro at a 70-degree angle for viewing while the tablet is charging. With it sitting...

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04:01
Food delivery apps Grubhub and Seamless now accept...

If you’re of the view that life’s too short to fetch your own take-out food, you’ll probably appreciate anything that speeds up the ordering process too – which is why Grubhub and Seamless now offer Apple Pay in the iOS apps. TechCrunch estimates that using Apple Pay instead of a credit card will save you about a minute per order …

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04:00
With CopyLess for OS X, you may not copy less -- but...

If you need more power than the build-in Mac OS X clipboard offers, but not as many bells and whistles as ClipBuddy, check out CopyLess. It offers plenty of clipping/pasting power for most Mac users.

If you're like me, you get irritated by constantly have to jump between applications to copy and paste things. CopyLess rids you of this nuisance. 

Unlike the Mac OS X system clipboard, the utility lets you store and access up to 100 items. It can manage almost all data formats supported by the Mac OS X clipboard. 

CopyLess is a no-brainer to use. Just copy text, images, files or other data formats and you can access, preview and paste whenever and wherever you wish. 

You can instantly paste any items from CopyLess to the active application -- or just put the item to the system clipboard to make the item available for the...

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03:30
Fashion Friday: My OS X Jaguar T-shirt

Over the years, I’ve collected lots of nifty T-shirts from trade shows I’ve covered — mainly the late, lamented Macworld Expos held in Boston, San Francisco, New York, Tokyo, and Paris. This is the last week I’ll be “modeling” some of the items in my collection. I’m shown wearing my OS X Jaguar T-shirt from the launch of OS X 10.2.

Released on Aug. 23, 2002, it was the third major release of OS X. Jaguar added such features as MPEG-4 support in QuickTime, an Address Book, Inkwell for handwriting recognition, and Apple Mail. It also included the first release of Apple's Zeroconf implementation, Rendezvous (later referred to as Bonjour), which allows devices over a network to discover each other and display available services to the user, such as file sharing, shared scanners, and printers.

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03:00
Apple Reportedly Developing 5K Retina Thunderbolt...

MojoKid quotes a report from HotHardware: If you head over to Apple's website, the Cupertino outfit will happily sell you a 27-inch Thunderbolt display for $999, at least until its inventory runs out. Word on the web is that it's nearly out of stock and Apple doesn't plan to replenish them. Instead, Apple will launch a new version of its Thunderbolt monitor, one that's been upgraded to a 5K resolution and has a discrete GPU stuffed inside. It's an interesting product actually, if you think about it. Depending on the task, it can take some serious graphics muscle to drive a 5K resolution display. It amounts to over 14.7 million pixels (5120x2880), compared to Apple's current generation Thunderbolt display which runs at 2560x1440, or less than 3.7 million pixels. Apple's thinking is likely that if it integrates a GPU capable of driving a 5K resolution into the display itself, it won't have to worry about trying to balance graphics performance with thin and light designs for its...

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00:00
Minecraft Tops 100 Million Sales

An anonymous reader writes: Mojang has announced today that its game 'Minecraft' has passed 100 million sales across all platforms, including PC, Mac, consoles and mobile. Nearly 53,000 copies of the game have been sold every single day around the world since the beginning of the year. What may be even more impressive is the fact that more than 40 million people actively open up a Minecraft world each month and play around with a blocky axe, shovel and sword. According to Wikipedia, Minecraft is the second-bestselling video game of all-time next to Tetris. Tetris has sold a whopping 495 million copies, so don't expect Minecraft to earn the number one spot anytime soon. Minecraft did acquire Mojang almost two years ago, and there has been no word on a sequel as the company continues to release Minecraft for new platforms like HoloLens and Samsung's Gear VR. Soon, there will even be a version made just for China too.

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Thursday June 2

19:50
Apple hires doctor with HealthKit experience away...

According to a report published Thursday, Apple recently poached Dr. Rajiv Kumar, a pediatric specialist whose diabetes ResearchKit study made headlines in 2014, away from Stanford Children's Health.

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19:21
Latest iTunes 12.4.1 update fixes VoiceOver problems...

Apple on Thursday released a minor update to its iTunes media management platform to address a variety of small problems and bugs, including compatibility issues with the OS X VoiceOver accessibility feature.

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18:53
Face palm, pregnant woman among 72 new emoji coming...

The Unicode Consortium on Thursday announced and published samples of 72 new emoji characters set for release as part of Unicode 9.0 in June, including what is sure to be a crowd favorite: the cucumber.

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17:42
iTunes 12.4.1 now available with VoiceOver...

Two weeks after the release of iTunes 12.4, Apple this evening has pushed an updated build of the software bringing it to version 12.4.1. Apple says the update addresses a “number of problems” concerning VoiceOver working properly with iTunes.

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17:28
Unicode Consortium officially approves 72 new emoji...

It’s been essentially confirmed in the past, but today the Unicode Consortium officially unveiled the 72 new emoji that will be made available in Unicode 9. The latest batch of emoji include a variety of new foods, faces, objects, and sports. Unicode 9 is set to be released on June 21st, which means we may see these new emoji in iOS 10 when it ships to the public this fall.

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Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: emoji, iOS...

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16:54
1Password Teams launches with introductory pricing...

After seven months of beta testing, developer Agile Bits on Thursday released 1Password Teams, a subscription-based version of its popular multi-platform password and secure data management app designed to serve work groups.

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16:48
Opinion: Is the iOS vs Android battle headed down...

Yesterday, well-respected venture capitalist Mary Meeker released her annual Internet Trends Report. Inside the over 200 slide PowerPoint were some interesting numbers relating to the continuing battle between iOS and Android. As we reported last night, Meeker’s report showed iOS continue to decline in marketshare, while Android continues to gain. In many ways, the current split between Android and iOS in terms of market share and unit shipments is very similar to the split between Mac and PC shipments and marketshare. And it’s been a long time coming for Apple.

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Filed under: Opinion Tagged: Android, iPhone,...

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15:56
Samsung unveils Gear IconX wireless earbuds with...

As part of continued efforts to break into the health and fitness market, Samsung on Thursday added two new products to its wearable device lineup, including a pair of wireless earbuds capable of monitoring a user's heart rate.

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15:11
HP Offers Versatile PC Gaming Machines for Grown-Ups


HP last week introduced several new additions to its Omen by HP gaming hardware line: 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch laptops, a desktop PC and a 32-inch Quad HD4 display. The laptops will be available next month with a starting price of $900; the desktop and display will be available in August at HP online and at select retailers, with pricing as yet undisclosed. The notebooks "address the gamer who wants ... a gaming machine without breaking the bank," said Mike Nash, VP of portfolio strategy and customer experience at HP.

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15:01
James Dempsey’s party at WWDC: A WWDCGirls benefit...

Join the WWDCGirls and James Dempsey and the Breakpoints for an evening of mingling and music to benefit App Camp For Girls!

This is going to be a great event. I’ll be joining James on stage for a couple of songs, so pick up a ticket and I’ll see you there!

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14:43
∞ Undercover Lyft with Shaquille O’Neal

This is funny as hell.

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14:43
Apple hires luxury car satellite navigation engineer...

The software engineer who led development of satellite navigation systems for a variety of luxury carmakers including Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, has been working for Apple since October.

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14:34
Apple: “Multiple iCloud Services – Some users are...

There are widespread outages being reported. iTunes, the App Store, Apple TV, etc., are all being affected.

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14:17
iMac G3 TV ads

Stephen Hackett gathered together some of the original iMac G3 ads. I remember these.

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14:09
Apple Daily Report for June 2, 2016

The AWT News Update is on hiatus while my compadre, Steve, takes a road trip. In its place, I’ll offer a text-only (no podcast) summary of breaking stories with a tip o’ my hat to my former website, Apple Daily Report.

According to Apple's system status page, multiple store services are currently experiencing an outage. The Apple App Store, Apple TV App Store, Mac App Store, iTunes in the Cloud, and the Volume Purchase Program are unavailable for some users.

iMore says that, no, there’ll be no Apple display with an integrated GPU introduced at the Worldwide Developer Conference — or anytime soon.

Developers now have access to the first preview release branch for Swift 3.0,...

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14:08
Notable apps and app updates for June 2, 2016

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

iOS Apps/Updates

Gotta Apps has introduced Gotta Joga Prenatal - Yoga during Pregnancy 1.0. The $2.99 app offers a set of high yoga classes and 27 postures dedicated for expecting mothers. Classes are suitable for pregnant women from the second trimester forward.

Speaking of babies, Fat Cigar Productions has debuted Hear My Baby 1.0.1. The $4.99 pregnancy app is designed to help expectant mothers to hear their baby's heartbeat by pressing the microphone from their iPhone up against their tummy. Featuring a audio recording system, Hear My Baby can...

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13:49
Apple internet services suffer wide outage, iCloud,...

Apple's internet services experienced trouble for the second time in as many days on Thursday as customers reported outages affecting the iOS and Mac App Stores, iCloud, iTunes and Apple TV.

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13:41
Apple hires satellite navigation system expert

Apple has hired Sinisa Durekovic, a software engineer who led the development of satellite navigation systems used by luxury carmakers including BMW AG, Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen AG’s Audi, reports Bloomberg.

Durekovic, who joined Apple in an unspecified role in October, was principal architect and then chief engineer for navigation at Harman International Industries Inc., whose systems are used by several auto makers, the article adds. 

Here’s his background summary at LinkedIn: “I am the Software Architect, Engineer and a Team Leader with more than 25 years of experience in design and development of software systems. After 8 years as Principal Engineer in a mid-sized company, I assumed role of Senior Principal Architect and later Chief Engineer at major premium Navigation System supplier. My main work is in...

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13:26
App Store, Apple Music, iTunes and other iCloud...

Update: Apple is reporting that the availability of some services has now been restored but several features of iCloud are still down and undergoing maintenance.

As noted by Apple’s system status page, a multitude of Apple services are currently experiencing instability and downtime for some users. The affected services include the App Store, Mac App Store, Apple TV services, iTunes In The Cloud and critical features like Find My iPhone. We have also had a few reports of Apple Music downtime, seemingly repeating the outage yesterday, but Apple’s official status report does not mention any problems with Apple Music at this time.

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13:12
Patent office gives Apple upper-hand in Smartflash...

The invalidation of two more Smartflash patents may put Apple in a good position to avoid paying a $532.9 million patent verdict rendered in February 2015, a report claimed on Thursday.

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12:47
Opinion: Apple’s Back to School 2016 promotion is...

Earlier today Apple announced the start of their annual Back to School promotion for 2016. This year eligible purchases of a Mac, iPad, or iPhone will come bundled with a pair of wireless Beats headphones. This is reminiscent of last year’s Back to School promotion, save for the fact that during this year’s promotion for the wireless headphone is the default and doesn’t require an extra $100 expense. The small, but obvious connectivity choice signals a new direction in which Apple wants its customer to think.

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12:45
The Week in Mac Apps: Keep your desktop icons hidden...

New Mac apps of the week

This week’s roundup of Mac apps includes Desktop Ghost Pro, a tool that leaves your desktop looking squeaky-clean with a simple keyboard command. Plus, apps that promote good working habits, contact managers, app launchers, and more. Read on!

Artboard 2 2.0.2

Mapdiva’s $30 Artboard 2 (Mac App Store Link) provides a full set of drawing tools for creating icons, illustrations, and logos using vector graphics.

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11:59
Review: Speck iGuy case is a must-have when kids...

It happens all the time. Parents upgrade old iPads with new ones and lucky kids inherit magical (and expensive) tablets. But kids aren’t nearly as careful with pricey pieces of glass and somehow always messy hands. That’s what happened in our house late last year, and Speck’s iGuy case for iPad has made a world of difference.

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11:43
Apple not unveiling new or updated external display...

Apple won’t have a new external display to show off at its WWDC 2016 event later this month despite limited inventory as the company plans an event that will mostly focus on new software, according to sources.

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11:24
Apple won't release a GPU-equipped Thunderbolt...

Though speculation and rumors have been mounting that Apple could introduce a new high-resolution Thunderbolt Display with its own discrete graphics card, a new report pours cold water on those hopes, saying such a device will not be seen at this month's Worldwide Developers Conference -- if ever.

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11:23
Hangouts 10.0 is improving its sharing capabilities...

Google’s Hangouts app has skipped over version 9 and launched 10.0 on both Android and iOS.

The update includes some platform-specific features that should make chatting with friends or coworkers a little more convenient. On the Android front, the app now supports Android Marshmallow’s direct share, which auto-suggests contacts when you use the sharing menu.

With direct share, you can send a link or other content right to a specific contact in Hangouts.

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10:48
Anticipating WWDC 2016: What's in store for...

Apple TV was first introduced ten years ago at the end of 2006, but unlike the blockbuster iPhone it merely remained a "hobby" over the last decade until finally getting some real attention last year with the 4th generation overhaul. Here's a look at what we're likely to see about the future of tvOS from Apple at this year's Worldwide Developer Conference.

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10:42
Apple rolls out iOS 9.3.2 for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro

Apple has rolled out iOS 9.3.2for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. It addresses an issue with bugs that "bricked" some tablets when users attempted to update them.

iOS 9.3.2 can be downloaded via the Software Update component of the iOS Settings app — or with iTunes on a Mac or PC. Builds are available for both the Wi-Fi-only 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and the LTE-capable model.

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10:33
Alto’s Zen Mode

Zen Mode is a new way to experience the game. We’ve stripped away many things from hillside; no scores, no coins, no powerups, and distilled the game down to its purest elements. There’s no on-screen UI competing for your attention – it’s just you and the endless mountain.

What a fascinating idea. I can’t wait to hear how this goes for them.

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10:26
Rumor: Next-gen Thunderbolt display could feature 5K...

Apple’s current Thunderbolt Display, as impressive as it is, is on its way out.

Following up on previous rumors, Apple looks to be running out of stock for the unit with no signs of replenishing inventory. A new set of rumors has it that Apple’s next-gen Thunderbolt Display will offer a 5K resolution display of 5120 x 2880 pixels. Sources have also indicated that Apple will take the display in a surprising direction, specifically suggesting that Apple plans to integrate a dedicated external GPU into the display itself.

The idea of a GPU within a display is pretty new, but this might be the new standard for Macs in the future. Due to the immense graphics needs required to push 5K worth of pixels, normal super high-resolution displays require connected...

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10:19
Finding colors

Colors play a significant role when it comes to design. However, not everyone can create coherent, suitable color concepts. Thus, there’s a bunch of web applications that help you find appropriate color combinations. Monochromatic colors can be compiled just as well as complementary colors.

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10:16
BMW refocuses 'i' division on self-driving...

More potential competition for the rumored "Apple Car" emerged on Thursday, as BMW said that it is relaunching its "i" division to concentrate on self-driving vehicles, just a day after Honda revealed its own prototypes in that field.

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10:16
No Man's Sky: Life After Launch


Persistence. It's what permeates the fabric of upcoming sci-fi odyssey No Man's Sky, and it's what will see the game well past its launch this summer. While eager to set out into a digital space that's populated with 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 unique planets, most gamers have expressed patience as developers march toward the release. Of course, expectant fans were disappointed by last week's confirmation of a rumor that the launch would be postponed from June to August, but some gamers reportedly were so angry they made death threats.

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10:12
Lorem Fucking Ipsum

This is absolutely priceless.

[Via Coudal]

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10:06
∞ Apple releases updated version of iOS 9.3.2

Apple pulling the original iOS 9.3.2 software amid complaints it was bricking devices, Apple today released an updated version of the software. Go to Settings > General > Software Update to get the software. I’m installing it now. Fingers crossed.

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10:02
Apple may not have to pay $533 million verdict after...

A three-judge panel at the patent agency found that the two patents never should have been issued in the first place because the idea of storing and paying for data is an abstract concept, not a specific invention. In March, the agency said the same thing about a third Smartflash patent.

I hate patent trolls.

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10:01
Apple is closer to getting off the hook regarding...

Apple may not have to pay $533 million to Smartflash. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on May 26 invalidated two of three patents owned by Smartflash, which won the award after a jury trial against the iPhone maker in February 2015, reports Bloomberg.

The patent agency found that the two patents never should have been issued in the first place because the idea of storing and paying for data is an abstract concept, not a specific invention. In March, the agency said the same thing about a third Smartflash patent.

However, as Bloomberg notes, the ruling doesn’t end the case. Smartflash can ask the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to reconsider. If that that doesn’t work, the patent holder can file an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

The Federal Circuit, a Washington court that handles all patent appeals, is already...

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09:59
Apple issues new iOS 9.3.2 update to address update...

Apple on Thursday pushed out a new version of iOS 9.3.2 specifically for its 9.7-inch iPad Pro, aiming to address bugs that "bricked" some units while attempting to update.

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09:56
Apple re-releases iOS 9.3.2 for 9.7-inch iPad Pro...

Apple has re-released last month’s minor iOS 9.3.2 software update after pulling it due to customer complaints of bricking iPad Pros. The updated version features build number 13F72 and is available through official channels now.

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09:42
'Sims 4' removes gender barriers in Create...

The Sims franchise is all about customization. The city-building games feature wild objects, buildings, people and professions that can be combined in all manner of ridiculous ways, from blue-skinned rocket scientists with a deep love of cactuses to...

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09:32
External Link: Amazon Playing Hardball on Apple TV...

Even though Amazon has previously hinted at making a Prime Video app for the Apple TV, don’t hold your breath for it to appear anytime soon. When asked at this year’s Code Conference why Amazon doesn’t sell streaming media boxes from Apple and Google, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said, “When we sell [streaming] devices, we want our player — our Prime Video player — to be on the device, and we want it to be on the device with acceptable business terms.” As many have suspected, there appears to be some concession Amazon wants from Apple before releasing an Apple TV app. What that could be is unknown; Apple does require a 30 percent cut of sales made through apps, but Amazon could easily circumvent that by requiring users to sign up for Amazon Prime outside the app.

 

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09:32
Apple might put a GPU right inside the Thunderbolt...

A Thunderbolt Display will run you a cool grand, but Apple hasn’t updated the external monitor/laptop dock in about five years. If you’re in the market for a second screen, you might want to hold off, because rumor has it that the Thunderbolt Display is getting a huge upgrade this year—and we just might see it at the Worldwide Developers Conference this month.

WWDC isn’t typically a hardware-palooza, but 9to5Mac is reporting that the refreshed display might take the stage for one big reason: a GPU baked right inside. Why on earth would Apple do that? Well, the display is rumored to be 5K with a 5120x2880 resolution. The MacBooks you connect to a 5K display likely won’t have the graphics processing power to take advantage of that insanely high resolution. The (rumored) solution: integrating the GPU inside the display.

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09:30
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09:00
Experience virtual reality with Speck's Pocket...

Virtual Reality -- AKA VR -- is getting a lot of press this year thanks to the overpriced and non-Mac-compatible Oculus Rift VR headset. But many other manufacturers are bringing VR devices to market as well, and it's looking like the VR boom may finally be happening after decades of wishful thinking. If you have an iPhone 6 or 6s and want to see for yourself what all the hype is about, consider getting the new Speck Pocket VR with CandyShell Grip iPhone Case (US$69.95).

First, a bit of a backgrounder on how this device works. The Pocket VR is designed to work with the Google Cardboard VR standard. With apps varying from Google Street View to YouTube's iPhone app, you can now pop your iPhone into a VR viewer like Pocket VR and see an amazingly realistic 360° surround video scene. Photos that work with Google Cardboard VR can be created...

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08:39
Goldman Sachs cuts AAPL target, earnings forecasts...

Apple's stock value fell on Thursday morning in the wake of Goldman Sachs reducing price and earnings targets, along with its predictions for future iPhone shipments.

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08:30
Deals: Unlocked 64GB iPhone SE for $494; iMac 4K for...

Beat the 2-3 week wait at Apple and grab an unlocked iPhone SE at a slight discount before they're gone. Or grab the lowest price of the year on Apple's new iMac 4K at $1,299, a Gold 12-inch MacBook for $999, or a 2.8GHz Mac mini for $899 -- all with free shipping and no sales tax in 49 states. An iPad Air for $270 is also up for grabs.

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08:22
Siri enhancements and third-party SDK predicted to...

The most likely main focus for this year's Worldwide Developers Conference will be major improvements to Siri, one analyst believes, led by expansion to the Mac and the introduction of new developer tools that will allow third-party apps to access the virtual assistant.

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07:43
Apple Watch Diary: Native apps or not, my usage...

It’s been a while since my last Apple Watch diary piece, prompted by the experience of losing access to Apple Pay for a couple of days. Unless you get excited by straps, we haven’t seen much in the way of new developments of late, but one thing did change yesterday: that was the date from which only apps using the native SDK would be accepted into the App Store.

The sluggish performance of the Watch was our most immediate complaint when a few of us here looked back at our experience of the wearable over the year. All too often, you open an app or select a Glance and then spend several seconds – and sometimes...

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07:39
Expect Substantial Slowdown In Smartphone Shipment:...

Brittany A. Roston, writing for Slashgear: In 2014, smartphone shipments grew a massive 27.8-percent, and the next year, 2015, smartphone shipments grew by 10.5-percent. The International Data Corporation (IDC) expects that we'll see a substantial slowdown in shipments this year, with 2016 (possibly) ending up at around only 3.1-percent. According to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, this year will probably see about 1.48 billion smartphone shipments, a number that is estimated to climb to 1.84 billion by 2020.According to IDC, Android will see a YoY (year-on-year) growth of 6.2%, whereas Apple's iOS will drop by 2% this year. Also this year, the average selling price of an Android handset will be $218, which IDC expects to fall below $200 in 2019.


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07:12
Apple, Broadcom named as co-defendants in patent...

When Caltech sues you, it’s kind of a big thing.

Both Apple and Broadcom have been jointly named as defendants in a legal complaint filed by the California Institute of Technology last week over alleged infringement of its various patented Wi-Fi-related technologies.

The patents, which were granted between 2006 and 2012, relate to IRA/LDPC codes that utilize simpler encoding and decoding circuitry for improved data transmission rates and performance. The technologies are implemented in both the 802.11n and 802.11ac Wi-Fi standards used by many Apple products.

In the filing, Caltech accused Apple of selling assorted iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch models and other Wi-Fi products that incorporated these IRA/LDPC encoders and/or decoders and...

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07:10
IDC: tablets set to return to growth in 2018

Worldwide tablet shipments are expected to decline for the second straight year in 2016, dropping 9.6% compared to 2015 volumes, according to a new International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker forecast. However, that will change in 2018, adds the research group.

The tablet market in totality has seen its peak and will face down years in 2016 and 2017, followed by a slight rebound in 2018 and beyond driven by detachable tablet growth. Right now the detachable category only accounts for 16% of the market and IDC expects it to reach 31% in 2020.

Tablet life cycles have proven to be more like PCs a few years back, which is likely to be somewhere around four years, notes the research group. Tablet manufacturers, both large and small, are slowly shifting focus toward the detachable tablet market segment, which...

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06:29
Apple to make Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan an...

Apple will be making Bollywood film star Shah Rukh Khan a brand ambassador for India, intensifying the company's profile in the country, according to a Thursday report.

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06:00
Apple Releases First Preview of Swift 3.0

DaGoatSpanka quotes a report from MacRumors: Apple yesterday released the first preview build of Swift 3.0, a major update to Apple's open source Swift programming language. Swift 3.0's official release is expected to come in late 2016 after proposed changes are finalized. The Swift 3.0 preview can be downloaded from the official Swift website. There are versions of Swift 3.0 available for Xcode 7.2, Ubuntu 14.04, and Ubuntu 15.10. [Swift 3.0 is not source compatible with Swift 2.2 as it introduces source-breaking changes, but going forward, the goal is to make Swift 3.0 source compatible with future Swift language updates.] Swift 3.0 will likely be shown at Apple's upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).


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05:55
Apple launches 2016 Back to School deal: free Beats...

Apple has today launched its Back to School deals for students. Similar to last year, Apple will bundle a free pair of Beats headphones with the purchase of an eligible Apple product for college. If you buy an iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro or MacBook Air, you get a free pair of Beats Solo2 wireless headphones worth $299. iPad Pro, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 buyers can get a free pair of Beats Powerbeats2 wireless headphones, worth $199 retail.

Standard Apple student education discount also applies on Mac and iPad purchases. Although this is one of the best times to buy a Mac or iPad direct from Apple Store, you may save money from buying elsewhere …

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05:43
BitTorrent Live Brings a Weird Selection of Free...

The BitTorrent Live app offers some obscure cable channels to Apple TV owners, for free. While the selection is truly odd, there’s a little something for everyone.

 

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05:30
When should Apple introduce its innovations?

This is just one part of a long series of Apple analyses John Kirk is writing for Tech.pinions. The series is great, but this one is just chock full of goodies, a fun read. Take a minute to dig in, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

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05:22
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus cases surface, show off...

Cases claiming to be designed for the next-generation iPhones, currently being dubbed the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, have been released online today. Although the cases do not show anything drastically different to what we’ve been hearing for months, with most of the chassis mirroring the appearance of the iPhone 6s, it is interesting nonetheless to see the design formalized into cases that are apparently going to be on sale by the end of the month.

The case renders include a depiction of what the dual camera system on the 5.5 inch iPhone 7 Plus could look like, suggesting that it will have a binocular-esque appearance of two camera iris holes side-by-side with a sizeable gap between them. The camera flash and rear microphone are also aligned horizontally. The iPhone 7 Plus case also includes space for the 3-pin Smart Connector on the back of the device — more pictures after...

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05:20
Yahoo publishes National Security Letters after FBI...

Yahoo just became the first company to go public about NSLs it has received without needing to duke it out with the feds in court. I found the letters to be a fascinating read.

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05:00
Voyager Offers a Mostly Smooth-Sailing Linux...


Voyager Live 16.04 is a Linux distro that could be an ideal choice for everyday computing tasks -- but first it has to step away from its branding with Xubuntu. The once-per-year release of Voyager Live, which hit servers last month, is an Xubuntu-based distribution showcasing the Xfce 4.12.2 desktop environment. Its features include the Avant Window Navigator, a limited Conky desktop display of basic system information, and more than 300 photographs and animations that can be used as desktop backgrounds.

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