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Wednesday September 9

Apple introduces iPhone 6s, 6s Plus models at media...

Well, the rumors were mostly right.

As expected, Apple announced the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6S Plus handsets at the “Hey Siri” media event today. The new units will ship in silver, gold, space grey and rose gold colors, feature more durable glass, a 3D Touch feature that will calculate the force of a touch and bring up new options to work with and also include an improved Taptic Engine to gauge more accurate responses.

The big news, though, is the camera angle of things. The new iPhone models will include a 12 megapixel, iSight camera, 5 megapixel FaceTime HD camera and take what are known as “Live Photos”, which is essentially a default 1.5 camera burst that...

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Apple Quietly Lowers iCloud Storage Prices

Here’s something you might have missed in all the Apple announcement excitement: iCloud storage is about to be a much better deal.


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iPad Pro with Keyboard and Pencil Announced

Apple took the wraps off its much-rumored iPad Pro to reveal a package of devices that may well cannibalize the MacBook Air market.


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Apple announces September 30 release date for OS X...

While Apple’s senior executives were busy announcing new iPadsiPhones, and Apple TVs today at its event in the historic Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, another announcement slipped by without any fanfare: the next version of OS X, "El Capitan," will be released to the public on September 30.


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Apple Product Event Highlights

samzenpus writes: The Apple product event just finished, read below for the highlights.

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Mark your calendar: Apple announces OS X El Capitan...

While the new iPhones, iPad Pro, and Apple TV occupied most of the spotlight at Tuesday's Apple event, the company did reveal the ship dates for its two upcoming operating systems, iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

iOS 9: September 16

The latest version of Apple's mobile operating system will be available a few days before the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus start shipping on September 25.


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The Fourth-Generation Apple TV Is Here at Last

“Take Control of Apple TV” author Josh Centers has all the details about the fourth-generation Apple TV, and explains why you’re going to want one.


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Apple will release iOS 9 to the public on September...

SAN FRANCISCO—Apple officially announced iOS 9 at WWDC in June, and adventurous users could start playing with the public beta in July, but today the company announced a public release date for the finished version of the operating system: Wednesday, September 16.

The software update will arrive a couple of days ahead of Apple's latest iPhones, which was to be expected given Apple's past behavior. An unexpected benefit of this release is that it won't drop support for any device currently running iOS 8—iOS 9.0 will run on iPhones as old as 2011's 4S, iPads as old as 2011's iPad 2 or 2012's iPad Mini, and both the fifth- and sixth-generation iPod Touch.

The new operating system is mostly about refinements, at least on small-screened iDevices. iOS 7's Helvetica Neue system...

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New iPhones are here: iPhone 6s and 6s Plus debut...

Apple’s new iPhones don’t look a whole lot different from last year’s models, but the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have a next-generation multi-touch display that Cupertino expects will change the way you use a touchscreen.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said the iPhone 6 is the company’s most successful iPhone ever. How to top that? Well, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s and 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus will have 3D Touch displays that are similar to the Apple Watch’s Force Touch. A press will now unlock shortcuts in the apps you use every day, like Messages, Mail, Instagram, and more.

When you lightly press on an app on your home screen, a short list of shortcuts will pop up. For instance, using force touch on the camera icon will pop up a selfie shortcut. Facebook is using the feature to let you check in to a place or post a new status straight from your home screen.


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Adblock Plus Returns To Android and Arrives On...

Mickeycaskill writes: Adblock Plus has returned to Android — two and a half years after ad blocking services were removed from Google Play — and has been released on iOS for the first time. Adblock Browser for Android has been in beta since late May, with well over 300,000 people downloading the beta in the browser's first week. Meanwhile the arrival of the app on iPhone means developer Eyeo has beaten Apple to the punch, as the company has confirmed iOS 9 will feature an adblocker built into Safari. "With the popularity of the iOS platform in places like the US, we considered it critical to offer an app in the Apple App Store," said Till Faida, co-founder of Adblock Plus. "We're thankful to Apple for working with us on this project and we look forward to their new iOS 9, which will give web developers additional ad-blocking tools. It's a big step for this industry."


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Apple announces iPhone 6S and 6S Plus for $199 and $...

The iPhone 6s comes in four colors.

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ars.AD.queue.push(["xrailTop", {sz:"300x251", kws:["bottom"], collapse: true}]);SAN FRANCISCO—Apple has officially unveiled its newest iPhones, the 6S and 6S Plus. Like the 3GS, 4S, and 5S before them, the phones are visually similar to their predecessors, and the devices focus mainly on internal upgrades and tweaks. The new phones will be available for preorder on September 12 and will officially launch on September 25.

The new phones are built out of the same 7000-series aluminum used in the Apple Watch, a change which should make them sturdier and less prone to bending. They retain their 4.7- and 5.5-inch screens, though, as well...

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New Apple TV: Siri and the App Store are the stars...

Apple is re-entering the living room with the 2015 Apple TV, a new set-top box that streams video, plays games, and uses Siri to answer your every entertainment whim.

The last time Apple upgraded its living room hardware was more than two years ago, and even that was a minor refresh of the 2012 Apple TV. The new version is a significant upgrade, packing more powerful hardware and a full-blown app store.

Return of the puck

While the basic shape of the new Apple TV hasn’t changed, it is about 10 mm taller than its predecessor, presumably to make room for all the added computing power under the hood. Gone is the crusty old A5 processor, and in its place is a 64-bit A8 chip. Around the back, there’s HDMI and Ethernet, but apparently no optical audio output.


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Sauce Labs' Automated Mobile App Testing Gets...

Sauce Labs on Tuesday announced the release of its automated mobile testing solution for real devices. The new option lets developers test mobile applications directly on the devices that will run them. About 80 percent of software and application testing is performed manually. Automated testing on real mobile devices brings enhanced speed, fidelity and cost-efficiency to the software development process. The total software testing revenue worldwide was $1.5 billion last year, according to Gartner.

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Apple unveils 64GB Apple TV for $199, 32GB model for...

SAN FRANCISCO—The Apple TV just got its first big update since March of 2012, and it's a substantial upgrade for both hardware and software. The fourth-generation box should be much faster, and it will use that extra speed to run apps and games from its all-new app store. It also comes with a redesigned remote control to improve navigation, which has long been one of the Apple TV's weak points.

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A 64GB Apple TV will cost $199, while a 32GB model will go for $149, available in late October. European pricing isn't yet known, but it will most likely start at around £120/€180 for the 32GB model.

The new remote control has a glass touch surface and a button that allows access...

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iPad Pro revealed with Smart Keyboard and Apple...

The iPad Pro, revealed during Wednesday’s Apple event, is the most powerful iOS device ever made, and “the biggest iPad news since the iPad,” Tim Cook said from the stage. The iPad Pro also has two new accessories: the Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil.

The iPad Pro measures 12.9 inches on the diagonal. Half the width of the iPad Pro is exactly the height of the iPad Air 2—a perfect geometry for running apps side by side. With 5.6 million pixels in a 2732x2048 resolution, the iPad Pro has a higher resolution than the 15-inch MacBook Pro with retina display. The iPad’s new multitasking capabilities in iOS 9 were specifically designed to make the most out of the iPad Pro, Apple said.

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Apple announces new Apple Watch bands and finishes,...

Apple Watch is looking better than ever, and now it will work better too, thanks to the release of its version 2 operating system next week.

The new features in watchOS 2 were revealed earlier this year, but now the OS has a shipping date: September 16. Apple also announced new Apple Watch bands and finishes, available today in 24 countries, and showed off a partnership with luxury-goods maker Hermes to bring its Double Tour bands—along with classic Hermes faces unique to those bands—to the Watch platform.

WatchOS 2 allows apps to run natively on the Watch and access hardware directly, such as tapping into the microphone, health sensors, and speaker. It can also display video, handle transit directions, and will offer new watch faces as well as third-party complications—the little details on watch faces, like moon phases. Time Travel allows using the digital crown to scan back and forth through past and future appointments and events.


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Apple’s new iPad Pro is an expansive 12.9 inches,...

ars.AD.queue.push(["xrailTop", {sz:"300x251", kws:["bottom"], collapse: true}]);We were expecting new iPhones today, and we were even expecting Apple TV announcements, but whether Apple would update its iPad line was more difficult to say. It seems Apple is bucking its own announce-new-iPads-in-October trend, however, because the company just added a 12.9" iPad to its lineup.

The newly named iPad Pro is 6.9mm thick and weighs 1.57 lbs—slightly heavier than the 1.54 lb first-generation iPad. According to Apple, it will have a 10-hour battery life. It measures 12"×8.68"×0.27" compared to the iPad Air 2's dimensions of 9.4"×6.6"×0.24". The Pro weighs in at 1.57lb compared to the 0.98lb of the Air 2.

The new tablet will be called the iPad Pro, and the entry-level version comes with a healthy 32GB of storage, rather than the 16GB of the other iPad base models. The iPad Pro also comes in a 128GB version. Pricing on those Wi-Fi-only tiers is $799...

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New Apple Watch models, WatchOS 2 coming on...

SAN FRANCISCO—Those of you who have bought an Apple Watch since they launched in April will soon be able to download your first major software update. Apple has announced that the final version of WatchOS 2 will be available to the public on September 16. To update the Apple Watch, open the app on your phone, tap General, and then tap Software Update.

Most of WatchOS 2's new features let third-party developers do stuff that Apple could already do with the hardware. This includes full access to the watch's sensors, the Digital Crown, the microphone, and the Taptic Engine. Developers will be able to build more complex animations, too—current WatchKit apps are much more limited by comparison, and they're largely made up of static cards.

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Verizon Floors the 5G Accelerator

Verizon on Tuesday announced that it was accelerating its efforts to boost wireless connections to 50 times faster than current offerings. The company has begun putting the components in place to enable it to begin field testing a new, speedier wireless technology, known as "5G," next year. "5G is no longer a dream of the distant future," said Roger Gurnani, chief information and technology architect for Verizon. "We feel a tremendous sense of urgency to push forward on 5G."

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Apple Store web site down in advance of “Hey Siri”...

As expected, Apple’s online store has been taken offline as of Wednesday morning. With less than six hours before the company’s scheduled media event, Apple is apparently configuring the soon-to-be-announced inventory to go online.

Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 6s, the iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro, iPad mini 4, the fourth-gen Apple TV, iOS 9, watchOS 2 and assorted Apple bands and finishes.

The event will begin at 10 AM Pacific with a live stream (spoiler free) available on Mac, iPad, iPhone, Apple TV and PC.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available and we’ll have continuous updates throughout the day.


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Purported Product (RED) sport band for Apple Watch...

It appears that the Apple Watch will gain at least one new accessory during today's special event in San Francisco, as a new Product (RED) edition of the colorful rubber sport band has appeared on Twitter.

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State of Apple Watch infographic

Wristly posted an infographic to lay out the details of their recent State of the Apple Watch report.

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Woz expands on earlier praise for Steve Jobs biopic...

After Steve Wozniak gave a thumbs-up to the upcoming Sorkin/Boyle biopic simply entitled Steve Jobs, the Apple co-founder expanded on his comments in a lengthy interview with the BBC’s tech editor Leo Kelion.

Wozniak said that while the film didn’t always portray events in the way they really happened, it did capture the essence of its subject.

But when you see it portrayed...

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Apple updates Events channel on Apple TV

Apple will be live streaming today's press event starting at 10:00 AM Pacific, and you can watch along on your Apple TV. Apple has updated the Events channel, adding a graphic for today's event as well as a countdown timer.

The Bill Graham Auditorium in San Francisco, where the event will be held, is a large 7,000-seat venue. Why does Apple need so much room? We'll find out in just a few hours. And don't bother asking Siri. She's not talking

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A few easily overlooked features in Photos for OS X

Jeff Carlson lays out 6 somewhat hidden features in the OS X Photos applications. I knew most of them, but as always with these sorts of posts, the real value was in the ones I didn’t know. Nice job, Jeff.

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Apple hints at major App Store announcements ahead...

An early morning tweet from one of Apple's official accounts suggests that the App Store will be a major focus of today's special event, lending support to long-running rumors that the marketplace would expand to an all-new Apple TV.

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Snag a $100 iTunes gift card for only $75

An excellent find by Jeff Benjamin, over at iDownloadBlog. This eBay auction adds $100 to your iTunes balance for $75. You can buy multiple copies.

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How to connect AirPlay speakers to your Mac

If you have speakers such as Moshi's Spatia that are designed to be used with Apple's AirPlay technology (which lets you wirelessly stream what’s on your iOS devices and Macs to an HDTV and speakers), here's how you connect them to a Mac.

  • Open iTunes.
  • Click the AirPlay button at the top of the iTunes window.
  • Click Single, and choose the speakers you want to use.

If you want to use more than one set of speakers with AirPlay.

  • Open iTunes.
  • Click Multiple in the AirPlay menu.
  • Click next to the speakers you want to use. A checkmark appears next to any speakers you’re using.

To set a maximum volume for any of the speakers:

  • Click the AirPlay button , click Multiple, and do either of the following:
  • Set a maximum volume for a set of speakers: Use the...
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New Apple Watch Product (RED) Sport Band seemingly...

9to5Mac has been reporting that Apple was planning some cosmetic updates to the Apple Watch, including new Sport bands and a gold aluminum Apple Watch Sport, for some time. A few hours ahead of Apple’s event, an image has appeared on Twitter depicting what appears to be a Product (RED) Apple Watch Sport band. To date, Apple has offered Apple Watch Sport bands in white, black, green, blue and pink.

Although Apple is supportive of the charity, the Apple Watch notably debuted without any Product (RED) affiliation. This appears to be changing today …


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Stay classy, Sony

Gee, does this graphic look even slightly familiar? Stay classy, Sony.

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Apple’s iPhone: The biggest change is how you’ll pay...

The array of options is truly dizzying. Read on for more details and an infographic to help walk you through them.

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“Hey Siri, give us a hint.”

Well, we’re here. Later today we’ll find out what Apple has up its collective sleeve. Here’s what to watch for, where to watch.

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Samsung's IoT Products Make Themselves at Home

Samsung last week plunged into the Internet of Things for the home market, unveiling a new hub to control connected gadgets, home and sleep monitors, and a smart washing machine. The company made the announcements at IFA 2015. The SmartThings Hub for home devices is based on technology Samsung acquired a year ago when it purchased SmartThings. It is built around a powerful processor that enables video monitoring, and it includes a battery backup that lasts up to 10 hours in case of a power outage.

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Moshi's Spatia is a great-sounding AirPlay...

Moshi's Spatia is a wireless sound system designed to work with Apple's AirPlay technology. It sounds great — and looks almost as good as it sounds. 

At US$399.95, the Spatia is pricey. However, if you want a svelte, attractive sound system to which you can wirelessly stream what’s on your iOS devices and Macs, the Moshi product may be calling your name.

The Spatia has a streamlined, modern look. Measuring 19.57 x 7.2 x 7.64 inches, it doesn't take up much space on a desktop or cabinet. And you'll be impressed how much sound is coming out of this (relatively) small sound system. 

I’ve yet to run across a speaker system lacking a separate, dedicated subwoofer that sounds as good as one with a separate, dedicated subwoofer, but the Spatia is as close as I've seen … or, rather heard. The mid-tones and highs are pristine, the lows are rich, and bass is surprisingly beefy...

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Handy flowchart outlines your options for picking up...

In the old days, buying and paying for a new iPhone was simple: you typically paid $1-200 up-front, then the rest of the purchase cost was absorbed by carriers into the monthly rates they charged for their contracts. There was no easy way to tell how much of that monthly payment was for calls/texts/data and how much was paying off the balance of the cost of the phone.

Today, things are very different, with carriers being much more transparent about what you pay for your contract – if you choose to have one – and how much you pay for the iPhone itself. The WSJ has put together a simple infographic outlining the main options open to you … ...

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The Apple Store goes down ahead of iPhone 6S/iPad...

As expected, the Apple Store has gone down ahead of Apple’s Hey Siri event later today at 10 AM PST. Although we don’t expect the iPhone, iPad Pro or Apple TV to be available to buy today, the site will return with information about the new products after the presentation is over. There is a chance that Apple’s updates to Apple Watch — new band colors and a new gold Sport watch — may be available immediately.

With the recent redesign of, integrating the shop directly into the store, some had expected the icon Apple Store is down trope to change. However, it seems like Apple has decided to preserve this tradition as...

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All eyes on today’s iPhone 6S/iPad/Apple TV...

9to5Mac has been saying for a while that Apple’s Hey Siri event today will be a product blitz of announcements, with at least three major new products set to be shown off: the new iPhone 6S, the new larger iPad Pro and a revamped Apple TV with a new remote. There’s also likely to be a new iPad mini and some updates for Apple Watch — you can read it all in our roundup.

Some people were confused about why Apple is stuffing so many announcements into one event. Daring Fireball’s John Gruber offers one explanation: breaking tradition, there won’t be an October event this year.


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Tuesday September 8

Report: the iPhone 6s will get 'always-on...

As usual before an Apple event (which is today, in case you've been cave-bound), the rumor mill is churning out new information. We're now hearing that Apple TV will run an all-new operating system called osTV, based on iOS 9, according to 9 to 5 M...

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Netflix is coming to Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan...

Netflix only just launched in Japan last month (that's the Japan office pictured above), and it's already lining up its next destinations in Asia. In early 2016 the streaming video service is coming to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and South Korea,...

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Apple event tidbits: $799 iPad Pro price, always-on...

We’ve already run down most of what we’re expecting from the new iPad Pro, iPad mini 4, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, Apple Watch bands, and the new gold Apple Watch Sport colors expected to be announced at Apple’s September 9th event. On the eve of the event, we’ve received some additional details from several sources, which we roundup below.

  • According to sources, the iPad Pro will actually start out at a 32GB capacity (which is still double the current 16GB base configuration of the iPad Air and iPad Mini lines) for $799. Apple will also sell 64GB and 128GB models for $899 and $999 a piece. The LTE-capable models we discussed earlier this week will likely cost $130...
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Apple TV's 'Apple Events' channel...

Apple has updated its "Apple Events" Apple TV channel in preparation of Wednesday's expected iPhone unveiling, adding details about the venue and a timer counting down to a keynote livestream that starts at 10 a.m. Pacific.

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Twitter for iOS update brings iPhone experience to...

Ubiquitous microblogging service Twitter pushed out an update to its iOS app on Tuesday that features responsive design tweaks, meaning iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners will see a more uniform user experience across their devices.

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Twitter's unifying its apps across iPhone and...

Everybody's getting ready for tomorrow's big Apple event and that even includes Twitter. While the media briefing is likely going to focus heavily on a new iPhone, the microblogging service is looking to improve its app on the iPad and bring it mor...

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Apple TV refreshes Events channel ahead of iPhone 6S...

In what was a notable change this summer, Apple opted to not remove the dedicated Apple Events channel on Apple TV after WWDC 2015 as it has done several weeks after media events in the past. Instead the Apple Events channel has become a permanent app on the Apple TV, serving as a central spot for viewing prior major product announcements without relying on searching the YouTube channel (which has since been removed from Apple TV 2 boxes).

Ahead of prior events, though, the reappearance of the Apple Events channel has been...

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Twitter overhauls iPad app with responsive design,...

Twitter’s official app has almost always lagged behind the iPhone version when it comes to design and features, but today the company has announced a major update that changes that. Twitter for iOS today has been updated to bring the same iPhone-style interface to the iPad, as well as many of the features that were previously iPhone-only.

The new Twitter interface on iPad is essentially a scaled up version of the iPhone interface, which isn’t always a good thing. In portrait mode it looks okay, but in landscape mode, there is an abundant amount of blank white space on either sides of the actual timeline.

Twitter explained its reasoning for unifying the design of its iOS app in a...

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What's on your HDTV: Stephen Colbert, NFL,...

Tonight, Stephen Colbert steps out on the Late Show stage for the first time on CBS, while his guest list this week includes the CEOs of Tesla Motors and Uber. Later on this week, we'll celebrate the first kickoff of the NFL regular season, and the...

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Verizon to begin testing 5G wireless network in 2016

Verizon will start field trials of 5G cellular technology sometime in 2016, the carrier announced on Tuesday, paving the way for a network could potentially eclipse 4G LTE and many landline Internet connections.

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NASA snaps photos of the ISS making its way across...

The image above isn't of an alien world with strange markings: it's our own sun, and those tiny marks show the International Space Station's transit across its surface as seen from Earth. NASA chief photographer Bill Ingalls captured several photos...

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Space whisky really does taste different

When Scottish distiller Ardbeg launched whisky into space to see whether or not the drink ages differently in microgravity, it came across as little more than a publicity stunt... which, admittedly, it still is. However, the company has finally pub...

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John McAfee is running for president in 2016

Oddball anti-virus software pioneer and self-described "eccentric millionaire" Joh McAfee is throwing his hat into the increasingly crowded field of candidates for the 2016 presidential election. The Hill reports that McAfee filed paperwork to run...

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Apple's iPhone 6s to feature always-on '...

Ahead of tomorrow's special event, AppleInsider has learned that Apple's iPhone 6s will boast always-on "Hey Siri" voice activation, meaning users can invoke the virtual assistant even when their device is unplugged.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Save precious hard disk space...

DaisyDisk 4 keeps your Mac clean

Plus, tools for getting ready to go back to school, organizing your next party, and more.

DaisyDisk 4.0

A new version of Software Ambience’s popular DaisyDisk (Mac App Store Link) is out, featuring a brand new look and feel, improved performance, and a reduced memory footprint.

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V-Moda unveils a wireless version of its Crossfade...

Dig the look and sound of V-Moda's Crossfade M-100 headphones, but not the cord that comes with them? You no longer have to give them up simply because you don't like wires. V-Moda has released the Crossfade Wireless, which (as you might have gue...

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What's inside the TV Apple is definitely not...

Almost as soon as TVs started to get flatter, they slowly added intelligence too. But compared to the progress of phones, tablets and laptops, our HDTVs are still lagging far behind. If all of the rumors are true, tomorrow Apple will make its fourt...

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Review: 'Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine...

Documentarian Alex Gibney's take on the life and times of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs poses provocative questions, but is too light on new information, too one-sided and at times too rudderless to answer them itself.

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External Link: The Rise and Fall of Mac User Groups

We love and have long supported Mac user groups, but this New York Times article does a good job of describing the fading state of many MUGs. Despite (or perhaps in part due to) the vastly larger size of the Apple user base, most groups are suffering falling attendance, though they still succeed at meeting the needs of their aging members. In a statement, Apple told the Times that the company was “honored to have the support of loyal customers like the members of Mac user groups, many of whom have been part of the Apple community for decades.”


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Laser Pointer Hack Easily Dupes Driverless Cars

A simple off-the-shelf laser pointer could be combined with a very basic computer to disrupt the multithousand-dollar laser ranging, or Lidar, systems installed in most self-driving cars, a security researcher warned last week. A setup that costs about $60 could trick the Lidar system, which autonomous vehicles use to sense objects in the road, into responding as though there were obstacles ahead in situations where there were none, said Jonathan Petit, principal scientist at Security Innovation.

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Gazelle sees iPhone trade-in offers double into...

The nation's leading electronics buyback service said Tuesday that customers are requesting cash payout offers for their old iPhones at nearly twice the volume as last year. It also raised payouts for recent Verizon iPhones to as much as $481 for an iPhone 6+, $426 for an iPhone 6, and $206 for an iPhone 5s.

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Study: Apple Watch holds 97% satisfaction rating,...

The Apple Watch has a 97 percent satisfaction rating among owners, although the most popular uses are simply fitness tracking and telling the time, according to survey data published on Tuesday.

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AWT News Update: September 8, 2015

A big event tomorrow, and a lot of news today. Be sure to give a big thank you to this month's sponsor, MacPaw

  • We have the URL for tomorrow's event livestream, and tell you how you can be part of a livestream and chat room with the Apple World Today team
  • A Periscope app for Apple TV is in the works from Twitter
  • The first reviews of the Aaron Sorkin-scripted movie Steve Jobs are in, and they're positively glowing
  • A Texas newspaper featured photos and more about the big Apple US Operations center in Austin, Texas

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Disney Movies Anywhere now available via Amazon...

Disney today announced it’s expanding the number of devices that can access its Disney Movies Anywhere service for viewing digital copies of Disney movies online and through various apps. Among the new additions, the company is making its movies available through the Amazon Video apps for users in the US.

In addition to the Amazon Video apps, which is available for various smart TVs, set top boxes, and mobile devices including iPhone and iPad, the Disney Movie Anywhere content is now accessible through the new Disney Movie Anywhere apps on Xbox 360 and Amazon Fire devices. To access the content through Amazon Video, you’ll...

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Apple, Cisco, announce collaboration to create “fast...

You can usually mend the fences when money’s involved.

Apple and Cisco announced on Monday that they have partnered up to integrate iOS products more tightly into the kind of enterprise networks sold by Cisco. Together, they will create a “fast lane” for iOS products in enterprise networks.

The companies also announced a plan to release developer tools that would enable iOS devices to take advantage of Cisco’s products and services.

By tightly integrating iOS and Cisco products, the end result could make iPhones and iPads perform better in corporate environments, as well as kickstart sales for the iPad, which has been...

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Prelude to Tomorrow’s ‘Hey Siri’ Apple Event in San...

Or: Why I’m Not Expecting New iPads This Week

Last year’s September Apple event — the big one held at the Flint Center in Cupertino — had three main segments:

  1. iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
  2. Apple Pay
  3. Apple Watch (introduced as a One More Thing, the first without Steve Jobs)

Here’s what my gut tells me to expect at tomorrow’s event, at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco:

  1. iPhone 6S and 6S Plus
  2. Apple Watch: WatchOS 2.0, third-party apps, new bands and accessories
  3. New Apple TV

Conspicuously absent from my guess is anything related to new iPads. I have no sources for this, no hints from any little birdies. This is just my gut feeling, based on Apple’s event schedule in previous years, and how long I think it will take for Apple to explain and demonstrate the three products above.

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Live blog: Find out what Siri's hints mean...

The air is thick with rumors surrounding Apple’s September event this year—we’re expecting to hear about launch dates for iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan, and hopefully more info about the next-generation iPhone and Apple TV. We won’t know for sure until Wednesday, when Tim Cook and friends take the stage at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco to give us the scoop. Join us on Wednesday, September 9 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific/1:00 p.m. Eastern for a play-by-play of Apple’s big announcement—we’ll be covering the event live from the audience. Apple will also be live streaming the event, so you can tune in via Apple TV, Safari on your Mac or iOS device, or—for the first time ever—from your PC with...

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Four popular Macphun photo editing tools updated to...

There are very few photos that are taken for reviews here at Apple World Today that don't get at least some editing done, and Macphun's Noiseless ($14.99), Tonality ($17.99), Intensify ($14.99) and Snapheal ($14.99) are some of the apps we use to make the photos the best they can be. Today, Macphun announced that these four applications have been updated to become Photos for Mac editing extensions once OS X El Capitan is released. 

As Macphun pointed out, Photos replaced iPhoto and Aperture, and with the addition of these four powerful tools to Photos, it's finally able to provide "pro photo editing...

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External Link: Feds Battling Tech Companies Over...

Paranoid iMessage users, take heart: Apple refused a court order this summer to hand over real-time iMessage conversations to the Justice Department. The reason? Because not even Apple could decrypt them, so the company could not comply. However, there’s bad news if you use iCloud backups: Apple did hand over some messages stored in iCloud. Meanwhile, Microsoft is battling the Justice Department in court in a case that could determine just how much data tech companies are required to provide to law enforcement.


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External Link: Feds Battle Tech Companies Over...

Paranoid iMessage users, take heart: Apple refused a court order to hand over real-time iMessage conversations to the Justice Department. The reason? Because not even Apple could decrypt them, so the company could not comply. However, Apple did hand over some messages stored in iCloud. Meanwhile, Microsoft is battling the Justice Department in court in a case that could determine just how much data tech companies are required to provide to law enforcement.


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Microsoft Spiffs Up Skype Mobile Apps

Microsoft last week rolled out versions of Skype 6.0 for iOS and Android. The company redesigned the applications to be more natural and intuitive, and it added new features. Skype 6.0 for Android now has a floating action button, which makes it easy to start a new conversation. Its navigation is more streamlined, too. The new iOS version incorporates swipe gestures and makes it easier to share photos, Web links, emoticons and users' locations while on a voice or video call, as well as to start a group chat or a group voice call on the iPad.

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Apple TV 4: Video streaming service Periscope...

We have reported many times that the new Apple TV is getting an App Store. The new A8-powered box combined with a revamped software interface will enable developers to make apps and games for the new hardware, set to be announced at tomorrow’s iPhone 6S/Apple TV/iPad event. TechCrunch is reporting, via sources, that Periscope, the video live streaming app for iPhone and Android, is working with Apple in advance of the unveiling to create a custom Periscope app for the new Apple TV.

Although we can’t confirm the report, it...

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iPad Pro rumors: 12.9-inch tablet may not ship until...

Steve Jobs wasn’t a fan of using a pen to compute, but times change, and Apple is reportedly getting ready to release a 12.9-inch iPad Pro with Force Touch stylus and brand-new Bluetooth keyboard this fall. Yes, it’s going to be massive.

9to5Mac scooped the specs two days before Apple is expected to announce the new iPad, which will be way more powerful than its entry-level little siblings. The Pro will start at 64GB of storage, a huge jump from the paltry 16GB included with smaller iPads, and there will also be an 128GB version. Hey, if you want professional computing on a tablet, you’re gonna need all that space.


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Apple Music Festival line-up continues to grow

Mumford & Sons, Carrie Underwood and Ellie Goulding have been added to the line-up for the 2015 Apple Music Festival at London’s Roundhouse. They join Take That, One Direction (with Little Mix), the Weeknd, the Chemical Brothers, Disclosure (with NAO and Lion Babe), Pharrell Williams (with Leon Bridges), and Florence + The Machine. There will also be yet-to-be-named "special guests."

The Apple Music Festival takes place over 10 nights from Sept. 19 to Sept. 28. UK residents can apply to win tickets on Apple Music as well as through media partners including the London Evening Standard. Apple hosted the iTunes Festival in London for eight years, and now in honor of the launch of Apple Music, has renamed the event the Apple Music Festival. Customers can enjoy the Apple Music Festival via Apple Music or iTunes on their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC or in HD with the...

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Inateck Aluminum Unibody USB Type-C to 4-Port USB 3....

Inateck HB4102C USB-C Hub. Photo ©2015 Steven Sande.

When the 12-inch Retina MacBook arrived in March of this year, the excitement about such a slender and lightweight Retina display laptop was tempered with some concern over the availability of low-cost third-party accessories for the device. As AWT readers know, that's no longer a concern. Inateck's new HB4102C USB Type C to 4-port USB 3.0 hub (US$39.99 MSRP, available for $18.99 via Amazon affiliate link) is a compact and useful addition to the computer bag of any Retina MacBook owner.


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Give us a hint: Apple’s September 9 iPhone event...

It's September, and you know what that means: the unstoppable forces of consumerism are going to deliver us a new iPhone, and Apple is throwing a big product announcement event to celebrate.

Join us at 10am Pacific (1pm Eastern, 6pm BST, 7pm CEST) and follow along as we liveblog the announcement with our usual words, pictures, and commentary. Next-generation iPhones are expected to be the biggest announcement (at least when it comes to Apple's bottom line), but we're also anticipating a souped-up Apple TV, a release date for iOS 9, and maybe even the reveal of a newer, bigger "iPad Pro." We've collected all the latest, best rumors...

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State of the Apple Watch era 1.0

Wristly on Tuesday released its market research report on Apple Watch “era 1.0,” which is the time before WatchOS 2.0 is released. There are some fascinating findings in the report that tackle everything from whether or not respondents will purchase another band to their satisfaction with the watch. Interestingly, satisfaction for the watch is higher than that of iPad or iPhone.

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SVALT D Performance Cooling Dock for Apple laptops [...

Thanks to SVALT for sponsoring The Loop this week. SVALT D Performance Cooling Dock unleashes your productivity through active cooling that increases the performance of Apple Laptops.

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Where to watch Apple's livestream of the "...

In case you were left on the surface of Mars by the rest of your crew and haven't been aware of what's going on, there is an Apple event scheduled for tomorrow at 10 AM PDT/1 PM EDT. The livestream can be viewed here by anyone with a Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or Apple TV, and also by those who just happen to be running Windows 10 (your Microsoft Edge browser will work!). 

Dave Caolo and myself will also be live, broadcasting our comments and analysis to Apple World Today patrons. It's gonna be fun! 

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Review: Moshi’s Spatia brings timeless design to a...

Apple’s AirPlay wireless audio protocol didn’t really take off in standalone speakers, but that doesn’t mean every company has abandoned it. Moshi’s Spatia, which recently launched after first being unveiled at CES 2015, relies on AirPlay for wirelessly streaming and playing audio from iTunes and iOS devices. Spatia packs five dedicated drivers and two amplifiers behind a fabric speaker cover to deliver impressive sound within a standout design. AirPlay has some well-known ...

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eBay 4.0 arrives on iPhone, offers simplified...

In celebration of its 20th birthday, eBay has launched a brand new mobile app with a new focus on selling and a more attractive and intuitive user interface. eBay describes the app as having a “more browsable design” with much easier access to features like top deals, promotions and events. What’s more, the seller dashboard has been refreshed to offer a more personalized look at how well you’re doing and give you relevant tools, tips and guides on how to improve.

Focused on creating more vibrancy in our marketplace, we’ve elevated selling within eBay 4.0, and have designed a more personalized experience based on a seller’s level and activity. The new app offers more information to help first-time and new sellers be successful, and a new dashboard for more regular sellers with at-a-glance activity updates. We are passionate about creating a great experience for our buyers and enabling...

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Rdio adds support for more connected speaker systems...

Popular music streaming service Rdio is today announcing an expansion of its support for connected speaker systems and smart TVs, including Google’s new Google Cast for Audio platform introduced earlier this year. 

In addition to supporting speakers that integrate Google’s Cast for audio platform, the music service is now available on Harman/Kardon, Denon, and the DTS Play-Fi Whole-Home Wireless ecosystem featuring leading brands such as Definitive Technology, Phorus, Polk Audio and Wren. The company also noted that it’s now available on Samsung smart TVs and arriving soon on smart TVs from LG and Hisense.

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iPhone 6S, iPad Pro, Apple TV event: CNBC interviews...

Leading up to Apple’s big iPhone 6S/iPad Pro/Apple TV event tomorrow, 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman spoke with CNBC today about what to expect during the keynote and beyond as we start entering the iPhone 7 upgrade cycle.

Included in the discussion are the new “3D Touch” display in the iPhone 6S, the iPad Pro’s place in the tablet lineup, and the all-new Apple TV with a more powerful processor, new remote with motion control and...

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Apple To FBI: Encryption Rules Out Handing Over...

Mark Wilson writes that Apple has balked at a court order to provide the FBI with the contents of text messages among users of its iMessage service, claiming that the encryption it uses to protect these messages makes handing over the messages themselves impossible. From the article: The Justice Department obtained a court order that required Apple to provide real time access to text messages sent between suspects in an investigation involving guns and drugs. Apple has responded by saying that the fact iMessage is encrypted means that it is simply not able to comply with the order. The stand-off between the US government and Apple could last for some time as neither side is willing — or possibly able — to back down.


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AWT readers: Keep the momentum going!

After a nice, relaxing Labor Day weekend, we're back at work for a busy week that includes tomorrow's Apple Event. Just a reminder to our Patreon patrons that you'll be invited to watch a livestream with Dave Caolo and myself tomorrow during the event, so stay tuned for more info. Dennis Sellers would be joining us... but he's going to be a grandfather for the first time!

On a very positive note, Apple World Today is starting to see some ad revenue and we received a large sponsorship from MacPaw -- to whom we are deeply grateful. We can say with a great deal of confidence that AWT will survive September!

As for our required monthly pledge amount on Patreon, we're a little over halfway there. What can you do to help? If you haven't already become a patron of Apple World Today, do it today so you can join in on our live streamed...

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Verizon Wireless to field test 5G network in 2016,...

Verizon Wireless is apparently looking to field test its upcoming “5G” network sometime in 2016, the carrier claiming speeds of up to 50 times that of its current 4G LTE network.

The company has laid out plans to test the service with partners such as Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Ericsson, Nokia, Qualcomm and Samsung, and have established working teams to ensure an aggressive pace of innovation.

The 5G network test environments, or “sandboxes”, are created in Verizon’s Waltham, Massachusetts and San Francisco Innovation Centers.

In a recent interview, Verizon chief information and technology architect...

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Leaked iPhone 6s box again hints Motion backgrounds...

Following the apparent leak of iPhone 6s Plus packaging last month, an image purporting to show the front of the iPhone 6s box has appeared on Dutch site Techtastic, following the same design theme. Like the iPhone 6s Plus box (shown below), which featured a gold and black fish that looked almost like a flower, the alleged iPhone 6s box shows what appears to be a partially golden fish against an all-white background, matching the gold or rose gold edges of the device. Update: Another image, supposedly showing a black and red fish on a space gray iPhone 6s, has also appeared.

Our reports leading up to the official unveiling of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus noted that...

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Vulnerabilities noted for several models of Seagate...

If you’re using a Seagate external hard drive, you may want to be aware of both the security risks present on the drive as well as the patch that was just released to fix the vulnerability.

A series of vulnerabilities primarily affect owners of Seagate Wireless Plus Mobile Storage, Seagate Wireless Mobile Storage, and LaCie Fuel devices purchased since October 2014.

Tangible Security, the firm that discovered the flaws, has stated that other Seagate products may be affected as well.

The worst flaw is thanks to a hard-coded username and password that gives an attacker access to an undocumented Telnet service. Telnet is a command line...

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Designers render beautiful future Apple TV using...

What would it take to evolve the Apple TV from a plastic $69 puck into a covetable device worth a premium asking price? A design collaboration between designers Martin Hajek and Andrew Ambrosino provides some compelling answers, borrowing Apple Watch and...

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Apple's Tim Cook, Jony Ive slip to fourth on...

Apple CEO Tim Cook and newly-minted chief design officer Jonathan Ive on Tuesday made Vanity Fair's 2015 "New Establishment List," rounding up the celebrities reporters deemed the most important in business, culture, and investment.

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Verizon’s 5G tests show it to be faster than Google...

5G could even make Google Fiber look slow …

Early tests of Verizon‘s 5G technology show that it can achieve connection speeds 30-50 times faster than 4G/LTE – above the speeds offered by Google Fiber’s gigabit wired broadband. Even better, the company expects to have “some level of commercial deployment” by 2017, some three years earlier than expected, reports CNET.

To put that speed difference into perspective, the movie Guardians of the Galaxy would take around six minutes to download over a...

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Another Apple patent hints at Kinect-like features...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,128,540) by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for a "lens array for pattern projection and imaging." The patent, not the first such that Apple has filed, hints at Kinect-like features for future Macs.

This patent, and others like it (more on those in a second) almost certainly tie inbto Apple's purchase of PrimeSense, an Israeli gesture recognition company, in 2013. PrimeSense’s sensing technology  was used to help power Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect. The 3D sensing technology purportedly gives digital devices the ability to observe a scene in three dimensions. 

It translates these observations into a synchronized image stream (depth and color) — just like humans do.  It then takes those synchronized images and translates them into information such as: identification of people their body properties, movements and gestures; classification of objects such as furniture; and location of walls...

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The coolest bread you’ll ever see

Instagram user Umi0407 posted these images. Fantastic.

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How to delete the iTunes Apple Music cache to save...

Kirk McElhearn, on the iTunes Apple Music cache:

If you use Apple Music on your computer, you’ll find that the more you listen to music, the more your hard drive’s free space dwindles. Even if you don’t save music for offline listening, iTunes stores what you listen to in a cache.

Read on for the details. It’s short/easy, but non-obvious.

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Siri giving some more ‘hints’ ahead of Apple event...

Keeping to the ‘Hey Siri’ theme of the event, the day before the big show, Apple has added a new set of reply phrases to Siri teasing the event tomorrow. There’s about a half-dozen new witty responses in addition to those added last week. To hear them, hold-down the Home Button activate Siri and say ‘Hey Siri, give me a hint’.

Obviously, these hints are little more than funny jokes (the binary one spells the word ‘Gotcha’ if decoded) and don’t give away secret product information. If you want details about what Apple is announcing tomorrow, read 9to5Mac’s exclusive roundup of the event, which will feature the new iPhone 6s...

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Woz weighs in on Sorkin’s “Steve Jobs”

Robert Scoble started a Facebook thread to discuss the new Steve Jobs movie when Woz weighed in with some pretty interesting comments.

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Apple, the government, and access to your data

New York Times:

In an investigation involving guns and drugs, the Justice Department obtained a court order this summer demanding that Apple turn over, in real time, text messages between suspects using iPhones.

Apple’s response: Its iMessage system was encrypted and the company could not comply.

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Analytics highlights iPhone 6/Plus success, and...

A day before the announcement of the new iPhones, analytics company Localytics has provided a picture of the iPhone market today. It shows that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus between them account for a full 40% of all iPhones in use, with the iPhone 5s trailing behind at 23.7%.

The same data also backs our report that the iPhone 5c is being discontinued, showing that it accounts for just 8.5% of active iPhones, putting it below the iPhone 4S. This...

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60% of iPhone users wait no more than 15 seconds for...

Will the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, which are almost certain to be unveiled at the Sept. 9 media event, be faster at video loading? Independent research commissioned by Openwave Mobility has found that poor mobile video streaming is an even bigger headache than a dropped call for iPhone users. 

Over 2,000 iPhone users in the US and UK were interviewed ahead of the new iPhone launch to study people's mobile video habits. With mobile video growing at a phenomenal rate, iPhone users' tolerance to video-buffering is rapidly disappearing. Over half (59%) of subscribers in both countries will abandon streaming a mobile video if they have to wait longer than 15 seconds. The British and American survey which was conducted by research agency Censuswide, found that nearly a fifth (19%) will abandon a video after only a five second wait.


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Tim Cook and Jonathan Ive rank 4th on Vanity Fair...

Vanity Fair has published a new 2015 list of ‘The New Establishment’, where reporters rank the most important visionaries in business and culture. Although Mark Zuckerberg takes the top spot in the Disrupters category, Tim Cook and Jony Ive get listed at the 4th spot.

This is down from their previous rank of number three in last year’s 2014 list. In the accompanying blurb, Variety singles out Ive as Apple’s new front-runner using the Watch to become the “creative mantle at the world’s most highly valued company”.

The Vanity Fair piece references Ive’s promotion to Chief...

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Ouch. Samsung to cut 10,000 jobs from HQ

Samsung continues to plummet.

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