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Thursday June 9

09:45
Apple releases special ‘Shot on iPhone’ commercial...

Apple has released a special ‘Shot on iPhone’ TV commercial for European markets called ‘The beautiful game’. It features iPhone photography of football stadiums, goalposts and players. The ad will likely air during the UEFA European Football Championship games, which kicks off tomorrow … more…

Filed under: AAPL Company, iOS, iOS Devices, Tech Industry Tagged: commercial, Football, iPhone ad, shot on iphone,...

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09:38
Apple establishes 'Apple Energy' to resell...

Apple has established a new subsidiary firm, "Apple Energy LLC," geared towards reselling surplus energy from the company's solar farms back to local grid systems.

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09:30
9to5Toys Last Call: ecobee3 Thermostat $199, iPhone...

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09:28
Moovweb announces planned integration with Apple

Moovweb, which specializes in powering mobile experiences for the world’s leading brands, has announced plans to optimize its platform for Apple Pay’s rumored debut on mobile web. 

Ajay Kapur, CEO and founder, claims Moovweb is the only company to get retailers quickly and easily integrated with Apple Pay for mobile web. It’s an implementation he expects to increase conversions by 50% for its customers.

Kapur says Moovweb expects at least 80% of major retailers to implement Apple ’s payment service on mobile web in the coming months. That includes brands like Best Buy, Staples, Target and Walgreens.

Apple has been telling potential partners that its payment service, which lets shoppers complete a purchase on mobile apps with their fingerprint, is expanding to websites later this year, reports Re/code , quoting unnamed...

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09:24
Cardiogram brings heart rate graph to watchOS as...

Two new interesting watchOS apps are out this week that could add some usefulness to the Apple Watch. Cardiogram uses the heart rate sensor to provide your heart rate history directly on your watch, and Zepp Golf Swing Analyzer turns your watch into a game coach.

more…

Filed under: Apple Watch, Apps Tagged: Apple watch ...

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09:14
More Uber deliveries may be coming from your...

Uber wants to be the default delivery service for small businesses in the United States. The car-hailing service/budding transport company just announced that any business can now use its UberRush application program interface (API).

What that means for you is more deliveries from UberRush are likely headed your way from the online and mobile app-based services you use. If you live in one of UberRush’s delivery cities that is, which right now includes just Chicago, New York, and San Francisco.

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08:52
Apple creates an ‘Apple Energy’ energy subsidiary

Apple has created an energy subsidiary, “Apple Energy’” LLC, that’s registered in Delaware but run from its Cupertino, California headquarters, reports 9to5Mac. The company was apparently formed to allow the company to sell excess electricity generated by its solar farms in Cupertino and Nevada, with plans to sell electricity across the whole of the U.S., the article adds.

“Currently, when private companies sell their excess power, they can only do so to energy companies – and they often (varies by state) have to sell at wholesale rates,” notes 9to5Mac. “What Apple seemingly could to do, however, is sell directly to end-users at market rates. In other words, get paid retail prices for its excess power.”

Over a year ago, Apple announced an $850 million agreement to buy solar power from First Solar, the biggest U.S. developer of solar farms. The deal will supply enough electricity...

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08:22
New Apple wearable display patent may point to...

An Apple patent application published on Thursday suggests the company is interested in flexible, wearable displays, possibly with a future incarnation of the Apple Watch in mind.

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08:18
Apple has just become an energy company, looks to...

Update: John Weaver did a deeper dive on this over at Electrek

Apple has quietly created an energy subsidiary, ‘Apple Energy’ LLC, registered in Delaware but run from its Cupertino headquarters. The company was seemingly formed to allow it to sell excess electricity generated by its solar farms in Cupertino and Nevada, with plans to sell electricity across the whole of the US.

[Apple Energy LLC] is a Delaware limited liability company and is a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of Apple Inc. [Contact is] Apple Energy LLC, One Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014

Given Apple’s expertise and huge commitment to using renewable energy to power its operations, it is no surprise that it wants to ensure that its solar farms generate sufficient power to meet its needs. Because the sun only shines during the day obviously, Apple needs to shift its...

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08:01
PSA: USB-C on Apple’s new MacBook is a circus

Shopping for USB-C accessories for your new MacBook?  Beware that the USB-C landscape as far as accessories and compatibility with your Mac is an absolute mess.

more…

Filed under: Mac Tagged: 12-inch, Accessories, cables, compatible, issues, MacBook, Thunderbolt 3, Type-C, USB-C...

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07:57
WWDC 2016: Apple's Siri and the future of voice...

While a variety of tech commentators have played up a dramatic "voice-first" rivalry ostensibly led by the Amazon Echo, a yet-unreleased Google Home and Microsoft's Cortana (and apparently miserably trailed by Apple's Siri), real data shows that's not actually the case.

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07:38
More than 32 million Twitter credentials reportedly...

The company trying to be the Google of hacked user credentials says it just obtained another huge leak, this time affecting Twitter users. LeakedSource recently reported it obtained a database of more than 32 million Twitter login credentials from a user going by the alias Tessa88@exploit.im.

LeakedSource uses a freemium model where anyone can search for their own credentials for free; however, to see the majority of the leaked credentials users must subscribe to the service. Twenty-four passes are available for $2-$4 depending on whether you pay by Bitcoin or PayPal—annual subscriptions run upwards of $200.

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07:20
Apple to significantly overhaul App Store for the...

As good as Apple’s App Store has been over the years, it still has its rough spots. It can be difficult to find apps, even when searching for them by name and it’s tough for developers to stand out from each other.

This coming straight from the horse’s mouth, Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, stated that a variety of changes are coming to the App Store. First, a new App Store subscription model will reward developers who can keep paying customers around for longer than a year. Apple will slice its cut of their subscriptions to 15 percent from the standard 30 percent after the first year. The company is planning to encourage all developers to explore the subscription model—and now they actually can....

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07:07
Hard Disk Manager comes to the Mac

Paragon Software Group (PSG has released Paragon Hard Disk Manager for Mac, a tool to protect, maintain, and manage your OS X system. It’s designed to cover all aspects of a Mac’s life cycle, from drive partitioning and regular backup to system migration, disaster recovery options, and wiping of recycled storage.

Sector-level data processing via Snapshot enables users to perform live imaging and migration of an entire Mac — including the operating system, applications, and files — without interrupting your daily work routine. Functionality includes the resizing of partitions, redistribution of free space, and other disk operations. 

Paragon Hard Disk Manager for Mac OS X (10.7 and higher) is available for immediate download as a free 30-day trial or can be purchased directly for $39....

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07:00
Chump change: Throwing Apple’s money around

It’s great that we have the Internet so that people have a place to post their ways for Apple to spend a metric butt-ton of money to solve other peoples’ problems.

Writing for the html version of circus poodles jumping through little hoops that is Business Insider, Matthew DeBord modestly suggests “Apple should buy Uber.” (Tip o’ the antlers to @JonyIveParody.)

Why not? How much could it be?

Conservatively, Uber's acquisition value would be something like $80 billion.

So, because it’s so reasonable, Apple should definitely not think twice about this and just go ahead and take the advice of a guy who said the iPhone 5 would fail and then said no, seriously, the iPhone 5 is really gonna fail. Why? Because…

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06:40
Apple Maps transit directions come to Atlanta, Miami...

Apple on Thursday expanded the availability of Maps transit directions to the US cities of Atlanta and Miami, and to National Rail lines in the United Kingdom.

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06:36
This Apple patent almost certainly isn’t about iOS...

Patently Apple has a piece entitled Apple Invents a User Interface for Combinable Virtual iOS Desktops on a Mac. It references a patent which PA suggests is for a Mac that could be used to run (or at least display) iOS apps.

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Filed under: iOS, Mac Tagged: iOS, iOS...

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06:19
Google's Larry Page bankrolling two flying car...

Google co-founder Larry Page isn't waiting for his company's self-driving car technology to hit the market before reportedly looking toward the next big thing: personal flying cars.

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06:17
Guardian gives us a first look at failed prototype...

The Guardian has an interesting piece on a prototype car that caught the interest of Steve Jobs in the spring of 2010. Called the V-Vehicle, it was an attempt to create a lightweight, low-cost, gas-powered car whose secret was cheaper materials.

Working with designers Tom Matano and Anke Bodack, Bryan Thompson had developed a car body made of polypropylene and glass fibre that was 40% lighter than a conventional steel vehicle and would cost 70% less to produce. The creamy white hatchback had unpainted, upgradable body panels and a “space frame” body, a design technique usually reserved for high-end cars like the Ferrari 360 or Audi’s line of cars.

Within a few hours of receiving an email saying that Steve wanted to see it, Thompson and the team had taken the car to Steve’s house – where Apple’s co-founder had plenty of...

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06:00
Google Matches Apple's Plan To Give Developers...

An anonymous reader writes from a report via Recode: Apple announced a new revenue sharing model on Wednesday that would give developers more money when users subscribe to a service via their apps. Instead of keeping 70 percent of all revenue generated from subscriptions, publishers will be able to keep 85 percent of revenue, once a subscriber has been paying for a year. Google has decided to match Apple's latest offering. It too will move from a 70/30 split to a 85/15 split for subscriptions. However, instead of requiring developers to hook a subscriber for 12 months before offering the better split, it will make it available right away. Sources have said Google has been testing the new model over a year ago with video services in a way to get Play subscriptions to work with its TV streaming offerings like the Chromecast. Google has yet to announce when their new pricing plan will roll out. In other Google and Apple related news, Google's AI 'TensorFlow' software is coming to iOS...

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06:00
The Week in Mac Apps: Roadblock's customizable...

New Mac apps of the week

This week’s roundup of new Mac apps includes Roadblock, which lets you filter out certain browsing annoyances to give you a better internet experience. Plus, additional tools to keep track of your Bluetooth devices, organize your files, free up memory, save your favorite webpages for offline viewing, and much more.

AutoMute - Preventing Awkward Situations 1.3

Worried about accidentally playing music too loud in the office? Yoni Levy’s AutoMute comes to the rescue by automatically muting your speakers when this problem is most likely to happen.

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05:44
IDC: personal computer shipments will decline 7.3%...

Worldwide PC (as in personal computers, not just Windows systems) shipments are forecast to decline by 7.3% year -over-year in 2016 according to an updated forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. The outlook continues to call for progressively smaller declines through 2017 followed by stable volume in 2018. 

However, growth in 2016 is now expected to be roughly 2% below earlier projections as conditions have been weaker than expected, according to IDC. Growth in the first quarter of 2016 (1Q16) came in at -12.5%, just below the research group’s forecast of -11.3%, and inhibitors such as weak currencies, depressed commodity prices, political uncertainty, and delayed projects continue to constrain shipments.

Although growth rates for devices such as phones and tablets continue to fall,...

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04:36
WWDC wish list: Will we see any new hardware?

Over the past couple of years, Apple has turned WWDC into a decidedly software-centric show. It’s not just a new set of toys for developers to play with or even the double-barreled introduction of the latest versions of iOS and OS X; three of the last five conferences haven’t seen any new hardware at all, with the lone bright spots being the retina MacBook Pro, refreshed MacBook Airs, and a sneak peak at the radical Mac Pro redesign. And over the past week, several well-connected bloggers have intimated that this year’s show will be all about software.

But that doesn’t mean there isn’t any hope. The rumor mill might be uncharacteristically quiet for the week before a major Apple event, but there are still plenty of reasons to believe Tim Cook might be hiding a few goodies up his sleeve when he hits the stage Monday at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. After all, when Phil Schiller spilled the beans on the...

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04:06
Google to mirror Apple’s App Store revenue split – a...

It seems Apple isn’t going to be alone in offering a better deal to developers of subscription-based apps. The same day Phil Schiller revealed that developers will receive 85% of subscription revenue from year two, Re/code reports (and TNW confirms) that Google will be offering the same deal to Android developers – but with one big difference …

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02:42
Heart rate monitoring app Cardiogram goes native...

Cardiogram, the HealthKit-enabled Apple Watch app powering an ongoing University of California, San Francisco heart study, received a major update on Thursday with support for native watchOS 2 operation, a new complication, 3D Touch support for iPhone 6s and a refreshed look.

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Wednesday June 8

21:39
DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.8.11

Brings a revised view/edit pane to all editions and an improved OCR metadata entry panel to the Pro Office edition. (All updates are free. DEVONthink Pro Office, $149.95 new; DEVONthink Professional, $79.95 new; DEVONthink Personal, $49.95 new; DEVONnote, $24.95 new)

 

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19:12
App Store Subscription Uncertainty

From Lauren Goode’s interview with Phil Schiller for The Verge, specifically regarding the new 85/15 revenue split after the first year of a subscription (italic emphasis mine):

But Schiller insisted that it wasn’t any kind of “Apple tax”
backlash or companies encouraging users to go to their own
websites that drove Apple’s new subscription model: “It wasn’t
done from a negative like that,” he says. When I asked about this,
he stresses that it was “absolutely done because we recognize that
developers do a lot of work to retain a customer over time in a
subscription model, and we wanted to reward them for that by
helping them to keep more of the revenue.” Apple can help drive
customers to the original download, Schiller argues, but only the
developer can keep the customer over time and “we want to incent...

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19:10
DOJ urges Supreme Court to return Apple vs. Samsung...

The Justice Department on Wednesday filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Apple's appellate court win over Samsung in a nearly five-year-old patent dispute, a decision that would inevitably lead to a new round of litigation.

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18:29
DOJ asks the Supreme Court to return the Apple vs....

The U.S. Department of Justice has asked the Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court ruling that had favored Apple over Samsung in smartphone patent litigation, and asked that it return the case to the trial court for more litigation, reports Reuters, that’s exactly what has happened.

Samsung had appealed a federal appeals court ruling to the Supreme Court, which agreed to hear the case. The Justice Department submitted its view in an amicus brief Wednesday. 

Earlier this year, Samsung agreed to pay Apple $548 million for the five-years-and-counting-legal brouhaha over patent infringement — with some stipulations. However, the company then went to the U.S. Supreme Court “in a last-ditch effort to pare back” the damages it must pay Apple for infringing the patents and designs of the iPhone.

In its petition to the high court, Samsung said it should not have...

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18:09
DOJ asks Supreme Court to send Samsung vs Apple case...

In what feels like a never-ending patent battle, the Department of Justice today filed an amicus brief regarding the ongoing case between Apple and Samsung. Back in December, it was announced that Apple and Samsung had reached a $548 million settlement, but shortly after that Samsung asked that Supreme Court hear an appeal of its case, saying that the lower courts misapplied the design patent law. Apple then asked the Supreme Court not to hear the appeal and argued that the case was closed, but in March the Supreme Court agreed to hear Samsung’s appeal over the case.

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18:05
More evidence of 'macOS' rebranding...

In another subtle hint that Apple plans to rebrand its desktop operating system "macOS," the company on Wednesday published a support document containing reference to the new naming convention alongside software pillars iOS, tvOS and watchOS.

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17:05
Google's AI 'TensorFlow' Software Is...

An anonymous reader writes: Google published an early version of TensorFlow that adds support for iOS. TensorFlow is "neural network" software that lets computers process data in a way similar to our own brain cells. Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently said it advances machine learning capability by a factor of three generations. With the software running on your iPhone, its capabilities will allow for more sophisticated apps to run on iOS. We can expect the apps to be released later this year and into next year from Google and others who use TensorFlow. Some of the tasks TensorFlow can allow for include being able to recognize subjects in photographs or being able to teach your phone what a particular object looks like, which is what another neural network software project called MemKite aims to do. Google has released its TensorFlow software as open source, where anyone can use or modify it for free.

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16:42
Latest hint at ‘macOS’ rebranding of OS X appears in...

[UPDATE: Apple has changed the webpage to say Mac OS X, not macOS.]

It’s widely expected at this point that Apple will rebrand Mac OS X to simply ‘macOS’ next week at WWDC, but hidden in today’s announcements regarding the App Store was yet another hint at the change. In a FAQ from on the iTunes Connect website, Apple mistakenly refers to Mac OS X as ‘macOS,’ again prematurely hinting at the change.

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16:19
Using Google Motion Stills

Everyone seems to really like this new app, although Dave Caolo did have some trouble with the GIF.

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15:55
Google to ape Apple's 'Subscriptions 2.0...

After Apple announced an upcoming change to its App Store revenue sharing policies that will net developers a larger cut for customers who maintain a subscription for more than one year, a report now says Google plans to offer identical terms -- minus the probationary period.

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15:35
Snowden and the NSA Gets Curiouser and Curiouser


Edward Snowden made a greater effort than originally believed to raise his concerns within the NSA before releasing thousands of classified documents detailing programs that allowed the agency to spy on U.S. citizens. The truth is more complex than the NSA let on, according to a report based on documents secured through two years of Freedom of Information Act litigation. In the aftermath of Snowden's release of a cache of stolen NSA documents, he claimed that he had exhausted all official avenues available to him before going public.

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14:50
Tim Cook climbs to #8 on list of highest rated CEOs...

Earlier this week, Apple continued to climb the Fortune 500 ranking to 3rd, and now Glassdoor’s annual CEO ratings have been released with Tim Cook moving towards the top. Last year, Cook barely cracked the top 10 and was ranked 10th, but this year he’s moved up to 8th.

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Filed under: AAPL Company Tagged: Apple, Tim Cook ...

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14:44
Withings' Body Cardio scale delivers at-home...

Withings on Wednesday launched a fourth-generation Wi-Fi connected scale called Body Cardio, offering users access to cutting edge cardiovascular health measurements formerly restricted to clinical settings, and other key health metrics, right on their iPhone.

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14:30
The Week in iOS Accessories: Take it to the kitchen

Kitchen confidential

This week’s roundup includes a device that lets you prepare your meal while keeping an eye on your iPad. Read on!

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If you like to take your tablet into the kitchen, the $25 Bamboo iPad Cutting Board ($25 MSRP, available for $11.11 on Amazon) is a nifty accessory: It includes a slot for displaying your iPad, a transparent screen shield to keep food from splattering onto the display, and side storage for up to eight knives. 

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14:20
Belkin releases USB-C Car Charger with USB-PD...

This could be interesting.

Accessory maker Belkin has launched what it claims to be the first USB-C car charger to support USB-PD (power delivery), dubbed the “USB-C Car Charger + Cable”. While there are already multiple USB-C car chargers on the market, generally priced around $10 to $15, that also support quick-charging features of advanced USB-C devices, Belkin’s device supports not only 5V (the traditional max voltage of USB), but 9V over USB-C thanks to its implementation of the new USB-PD spec.

This, in turn, makes it better suited for charging some notebooks and tablets.

Oddly enough, Belkin doesn’t claim an ability to charge a MacBook in its press release, though it does tout “faster or higher power outputs” for charging a Chromebook Pixel, Pixel C, or an iPad...

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14:20
Slashdot Asks: Is the App Boom Over?

Quartz did a story in 2014 in which, citing comScore's data, it noted that most smartphones users download zero apps per month. Two years later, the data from Nomura reveals that the top 15 app publishers saw downloads drop an average of 20% in the United States. While there are exceptions -- Uber and Snapchat continue to attract new users worldwide -- it appears that developers are finding it increasingly difficult to get new people to download and try their apps. Recode reports: But now even the very biggest app publishers are seeing their growth slow down or stop altogether. Most people have all the apps they want and/or need. They're not looking for new ones.What's your take on this?


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13:07
New US guidelines on self-driving cars coming in...

The U.S. Department of Transportation will reportedly be laying out new guidelines on self-driving cars in July, hoping to improve the speed with which companies like Apple and Google can deploy their technology.

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12:51
Uber faces fraud allegations

Uber must hand over documents to a New York judge probing whether private investigators hired by the ride-hailing company fraudulently sought information about its opponents in an antitrust case, according to a court ruling on Tuesday.

uh-oh.

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12:20
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12:14
iOS, “MacOS,” MacBook Pros, and all the other WWDC...

Enlarge / WWDC time. (credit: Apple)

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off on Monday, and it all begins at 10am Pacific at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. While the bulk of the actual developer sessions will be happening at the nearby Moscone Center, Apple has moved the opening-day keynote to a larger venue to make room for more attendees.

Even given the iPhone announcements in the fall, WWDC is usually Apple's biggest event of the year, the one where we see the direction in which Apple's increasingly unified platform is moving for the next 12 months. We already know that we'll be getting our first looks at new versions of iOS, OS X,...

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11:59
Apple SVP Phil Schiller: Huge iOS App Store changes...

Apple’s App Store problems are well-documented. It’s difficult to find apps, even when searching for them by name, and it’s tough for developers to stand out from the millions of other apps in the store. At next week’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple will officially announce its overhauled App Store.

Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, spilled the beans on those changes in a Wednesday interviews with The Verge and Daring Fireball. First, a new App Store subscription model will reward developers who can keep paying customers around for longer than a year. Apple will slice its cut of their subscriptions to 15 percent from the standard 30 percent after the first year. The company is planning to encourage all developers to explore the subscription model—and...

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11:53
Apple is making big changes to the App Store under...

Enlarge / Apple is bringing search ads and other major changes to the App Store over the next few months. (credit: Apple)

We're a few days out from the WWDC keynote, but Apple is already making some announcements. Apple SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller was put in charge of the App Store back in December, and today he sat down with The Loop's Jim Dalrymple to detail his first major changes to the App Store.

The single biggest difference is...

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11:42
Podcast 511: WWDC predictions, Apple TV love, and...

We’re just days away from the WWDC 2016 keynote, and it’s time to talk (and talk, and talk) about what might be announced, what probably won’t be announced, and what we really want Apple to announce, however unlikely. Be sure to join us for the live blog Monday morning—the keynote starts at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern.

Elsewhere, Glenn made a Mac 911 FAQ because it turns out about half the questions he gets are the same handful of questions. We’re both loving the Apple TV more than ever, as articulated by Jason Snell in a recent column. Instagram is finally using the real iOS Share sheet, so we also pause to praise how great the Share sheet is at linking up apps. Then speaking of awesome apps, Glenn has written two books about Slack, which is one of those apps it’s easy to love but so powerful that it’s hard to take full advantage of. Oh, and speaking of taking advantage, T-Mobile wants you to eat Domino’s every Tuesday forever—for free.

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11:26
Apple employees raise Tim Cook to 8th place in...

An anonymous poll of employees at Apple has given Chief Executive Tim Cook a 96 percent approval rating, ranking him No. 8 among U.S. companies surveyed for Glassdoor's annual Employees' Choice Awards.

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11:13
The New App Store: Subscription Pricing, Faster...

“We’re doing something a little different this year. We’ve got a bunch of App Store/developer-related announcements for WWDC next week, but frankly, we’ve got a busy enough keynote that we decided we’re not going to cover those in the keynote. And rather, just cover them in the afternoon and throughout the week. We’re talking to people today for news tomorrow about those things, in advance of WWDC, and then developers can come and be ready for sessions about these things, with knowledge about them before the conference. We haven’t done this before, but we figured, what the heck, let’s give it a try.”

So started my phone call with Phil Schiller yesterday.1 Doing something a little different, indeed.

These changes and improvements to the App Store — or App Stores, if you prefer, because they all apply to iOS (and thus WatchOS), Mac OS X, and tvOS — are no little things. These changes fundamentally...

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11:12
Snapchat's Discover feature gets magazine-style...

A fresh Snapchat redesign makes is significantly easier for you to browse for videos and images from the increasing number of publishers that are competing for your attention.

In an update to both the iPhone and Android versions, you’ll see several changes designed to make browsing for news and other updates more pleasant. When you swipe over to the Discover tab, you’ll see magazine cover-style spreads for different media outlets.

The new Discover tab and Stories section no longer rely on a grid of bubbles and logos.

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11:10
New Samsung Fitness Trackers Have Music Built-In


Samsung last week unveiled its Gear Fit2 fitness band and Gear IconX earbud set. The Gear Fit2 will be available for $180 this Friday at major retailers. The IconX will hit shelves later this year. The Gear Fit2 has a built-in GPS and a heart rate monitor. The Gear IconX is a pair of Bluetooth earbuds that can track fitness information and provide users with feedback on their exercise performance.
Both offer access to music -- the Gear Fit2 has a standalone music player while the IconX earbuds have internal storage for up to 1,000 MP3s.

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11:06
Rumor: Apple to unveil updated MacBook Air, MacBook...

Rumors have come down the pipe from assorted suppliers that Apple may announce updated MacBook Air notebooks this month as opposed the August. The rumor also states that Apple might refresh its entire MacBook line earlier than expected,

The report, citing “a reliable Chinese supplier,” mentions earlier rumors that Apple will discontinue the smaller 11-inch MacBook Air to focus on 13-inch and all-new 15-inch models. All of the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models are expected to be equipped with Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports, while USB-A, MagSafe 2, and Thunderbolt 2 ports found on existing models will allegedly be removed.

It’s unclear whether Apple plans to announce the updated MacBook Air and MacBook Pro notebooks at WWDC 2016, especially when assorted sources...

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11:00
Apple To Offer iOS Developers 85-15 Revenue Split;...

Apple says it will now take a smaller cut of commission from app developers provided they have customers who stick with their subscription model for longer than a year. Phil Schiller, Apple's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, told The Verge in an interview that the company will revise the 70-30 split for such developers to 85-15. In addition, the company will also begin showing search ads for apps in its iOS App Store search results. Also, the company says it is speeding up app review times "to the point where 50 percent of submitted apps are now reviewed in 24 hours, and 90 percent are reviewed within 48 hours." From the report: If the new subscription model becomes widely adopted, it will represent a fundamental shift in the economics of the App Store. Developers will be incentivized to sell their apps for a recurring fee instead of a one-time cost. It could change the way consumers pay for certain apps, but it also presents a massive opportunity for developers, many...

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10:26
MCX to end CurrentC beta, disable all user accounts

Put a fork in CurrentC, it might just be done.

Following layoffs of 30 employees in May, the Merchant Consortium Exchange, or MCX, announced today that it is ending its the ongoing CurrentC beta test and postponing all future releases. The beta test will be suspended on June 28th, according to an email sent to beta testers in Columbus, Ohio.

Following the conclusion of the beta test, MCX will disable all consumer accounts and end their access to the service. The company offered the following comment in an email sent to beta testers:

“We will be concluding our beta test and postponing further releases of CurrentC on June 28, 2016. Therefore, June 28th will be the last day that transactions will be accepted using CurrentC,”

MCX also posted a similar message on its web...

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10:20
Apple announces it will offer App Store...

In the near future, Apple will be shifting to a new revenue sharing model for apps -- one that more heavily favors subscription services than one-time or in-app purchases, marketing head Phil Schiller revealed on Wednesday. The company also plans to begin allowing search ads in the App Store this fall.

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10:00
∞ Phil Schiller: Apple making major changes to the...

Not even six months after taking over the App Store, and just five days before the start of the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Phil Schiller sat down on Tuesday to discuss some major changes coming to the App Store this year. [...]

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09:36
Deals: 12-inch MacBook for $1,199; $70-$220 off...

Apple authorized reseller B&H is slashing the price of the standard 2016 12-inch MacBook to $1,199. Plus, save $150-$200 on 13-inch MacBook Pros or $70-$220 on Apple Watches. All come with free expedited shipping as well.

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09:22
Report insists Apple 'keeping options open...

Despite vocal denials by the company, Apple is still considering phasing out iTunes music downloads in favor of streaming services, a new report claims.

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09:21
Apple Pay rival CurrentC ends beta test, may finally...

The CurrentC death watch continues: After a round of layoffs last month, the group of retailers backing a proprietary mobile payment system is ending a trial run of its app in Columbus, Ohio and will be shutting down user accounts at the end of June.

The Consumerist reported that the Merchant Consumer Exchange, a consortium of companies that signed on to back the CurrentC app, isn’t exactly folding. But CurrentC users won’t be able to use the app anymore, and there are no plans to expand the service nationwide.

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09:08
This custom-built case lets Android run on an iPhone...

If there are two things that seemingly never should go together, it’s Android and the iPhone.

That mystical threshold has been crossed, however, thanks to the magic of 3D printing and some innovative engineering work. 

The dark sorcery was performed by Nick Lee of Tendigi, a mobile design and development studio. He 3D-printed a custom case that, when paired with an app he built, runs Android on an iPhone.

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09:07
Apple could face slower upgrade cycles as study...

A slower rate of technical improvements in the iPhone, coupled with new carrier financing plans phasing out two-year subsidies, have helped to change how frequently mobile customers upgrade their Apple handset, a new study has revealed.

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08:00
Intel's Unite meeting tech comes to the iPad,...

Intel's providing fewer excuses to miss meetings by bringing support for its Unite meeting room technology to iPads, and later, to Chromebooks.

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07:47
∞ An Apple Watch wrist experiment

In this experiment, you’ll move your Apple Watch from one wrist to another without it unlocking.

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07:46
The future of Apple Pay, and a wrist experiment

Jonny Evans, writing for Computerworld, weighs in with his predictions for the future of Apple Pay. One in particular struck me:

Banks are developing cash machines with NFC support. I imagine these will demand both a biometric element and passcode in order to protect against theft, but one day you will inevitably be able to withdraw cash from any ATM anywhere just by waggling your Apple Watch above the machine.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:23
An iOS app that teaches you how to program

Interested in learning how to program? Have some dead time, perhaps during a commute or visit to the DMV? Check out TapCoding, an iOS app that teaches you the fundamentals of Swift, all via taps on your iPhone.

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07:13
Eddie Cue, the Golden State Warriors, and the Valley...

NY Times:

With Silicon Valley just a short Tesla drive away from Oracle Arena, Mr. Cue is far from the only techie losing his mind over the Warriors. The team is owned by a coalition of tech investors, and on any given night, you will find a passel of executives, venture capitalists and other assorted billionaires cheering from the sidelines.

A very valley problem.

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07:12
Rumor: New MacBook Pros will be announced by Apple...

Apple is set to revamp its notebook lineup in the coming months, and could pre-announce a drastic change to its MacBook Pro hardware as soon as this month, a new rumor claims.

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07:01
The future of podcasting

Since its inception, podcasting has largely been an indie game. Though there are larger players in this space, almost all are independent companies. Ben Thompson digs into the current model, and the difficulties of making money with this model. He details a major threat to the independent podcast universe and offers some thoughts on alternatives.

Good read.

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07:00
Gamevice iOS gaming controllers gain prime real...

Apple has once again chosen to spotlight a third-party product with prime shelf space at its retail stores, partnering with Gamevice to push sales of its lineup of iOS-compatible gaming controllers.

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07:00
UberPool guarantees you'll arrive on time or...

Uber’s come up with a new trick to encourage more people to use its carpooling option, UberPool. The ride-hailing company will now guarantee you’ll get to your destination by a certain time (or earlier). If you don’t, you’ll get $2 off your next UberPool trip.

The new “Arrive by” feature is currently being tested in Los Angeles; Uber says “Arrive by” will roll out to more locations soon. UberPool is currently available in 13 cities in the United States including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington DC.

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06:48
Ericsson survey finds one-fourth of wearable users...

One-fourth of new users of smartwatches and other wearables say their devices failed to meet their expectations, according to a survey by communications technology company Ericsson.

Also, about 10% of all users of wearables have abandoned their devices, one-third of them within two weeks of purchase, according to the survey released today.   The online survey was conducted with 5,000 smartphone users ages 15 to 65, in the U.S. and four other countries in March. Half of the the respondents were owners of wearable devices.

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06:46
Apple's Taiwanese bonds come in higher than...

Apple actually did nearly 40 better than anticipated in its first Taiwanese bond sale, raising $1.38 billion, a report indicated on Wednesday.

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06:22
UberPOOL for iPhone adds estimated arrival time,...

iPhone users looking to save money on an Uber ride in L.A. can now view estimated arrival times for the company's UberPOOL option, and they'll even receive a $2 credit toward their next trip if the ETA is missed.

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06:00
ICYMI: Baggage bot, sea plastics become fashion and...

Today on In Case You Missed It: A baggage handling robot is being tested at the Geneva Airport to both carry your luggage and print out tags. Adidas made athletic shoes that are almost entirely recycled; with gill nets making up the stitching on t...

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05:00
Elevator takes your Mac laptop to new heights (well...

If the GhostStand — see my review here — doesn’t suit your fancy for a laptop stand, check out Griffin Technology’s elegant Elevator. It elevates your laptop 5.5 inches, which offers several advantages. 

For one, it opens up extra desktop real estate for a keyboard and mouse. It helps keep your laptop cool as the elevated computer has air circulating all around it. And it’s healthier for you.

How so? Healthycomputing.com, a source for office ergonomics, recommends positioning the top of your screen level with your eyes and sitting at least an arm's length from the screen. Both of these key ergonomic standards are made possible using Elevator with an external keyboard.

The Griffin stand is easy to assemble and showcases your laptop’s...

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04:47
WWDC wish list: Improvements to services like iCloud...

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There’s a good reason why Apple has devoted more and more WWDC keynote time to streaming apps and subscriptions. From Apple Music to iCloud Drive and the App Store, services are rapidly becoming one of the most exciting elements of Apple’s sizable catalogue, and with some serious pressure being applied by the likes of Google and Amazon, a healthy amount of WWDC stage time will almost certainly be devoted to Apple’s burgeoning services strategy.

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04:19
France launches terrorism warning app for Euro 2016...

Fears that terrorists may be planning attacks in Paris during the Euro 2016 football tournament have led the French government to create an app that sends location-based terrorism alerts to users, helping them steer clear of affected areas.

more…

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04:00
External Link: AgileBits Launches 1Password Teams

AgileBits has officially launched the 1Password Teams service, which had been in beta since November 2015; it enables professional teams to sync and share passwords easily. Two plans are available: Standard for $3.99 per user per month and Pro for $11.99 per user per month. The Pro plan adds additional storage per user, priority email support, unlimited item history, custom groups, and more. From now through 31 July 2016, if you sign up for a Pro account, you’ll lock it in at the Standard price forever, even for additional teammates you add in the future.

 

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03:52
Latest connected gadget to hit Apple Store shelves...

The latest connected gadget to go on sale in Apple Stores is the Withings Body Cardio, a scale that measures not just weight and body fat, but can also detect cardiovascular problems. Using sensors that measure Pulse Wave Velocity – how quickly blood pumps through your arteries – it can point to problems like hypertension and high cholesterol.

Body Cardio gives everyone the opportunity to follow heart health at home via the introduction of a new measurement: pulse wave velocity. Recognized by the medical community as the best stand-alone indicator to provide a reliable assessment of overall cardiovascular health, pulse wave velocity assessments from Body Cardio have the potential to revolutionize how we care for our cardiovascular health.

The scale can’t identify the reason for poor PWV readings, but the connected iPhone app will let you know if it is in the range where you...

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00:01
CIRP data worrying for Apple, shows Americans slower...

Data from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners shows that iPhone owners are holding onto their phones longer before they upgrade them. Three years ago, almost two-thirds of iPhones in use were just 1-2 years old, but CIRP says that number has now fallen to just 51%.

CIRP attributes the change to a combination of the slowing pace of development and carriers switching from phone-inclusive plans to separate financing for the phone itself …

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Tuesday June 7

19:39
Apple's 'Hey Siri' helps mom call...

Siri is expected to gain volumes of new skills if and when Apple releases a rumored software development kit, but it was the virtual assistant's existing abilities that recently proved critical in preserving the life of a baby girl.

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17:58
Setups: My hardware setup for podcasting and...

As someone who regularly does voiceover work and records podcasts, I need a setup that allows me to easily record on a whim. Any modern Mac could work for this setup, but I’m especially fond of the 12″ MacBook with its USB-C port. That single port, which handles data transfer, power, and display output, helps to simplify my configuration because all it requires is one cable to get started.

In this post, I’d like to share with you my setup for voiceovers and podcasting. What you’ll find is a rig that’s extremely easy to use and happens to look decent as well. more…

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17:05
This 3D printed case allows Android to run on the...

Nick Lee, CTO of development studio Tendigi, previously was able to get Windows 95 running on an Apple Watch and now he’s back at it again with a new project. As he details in this blog post, Lee was able to get Android running on an iPhone thanks to a custom-built case.

more…

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16:55
Slack could host your next conference call

Get ready to start fielding voice calls in Slack. The company announced Tuesday that all users of its popular chat app will be able to ring their teammates with a couple of clicks. 

People who access Slack on a Mac or Windows PC using either Google Chrome or the communication service’s own app will see a phone icon in the header. Users can click that button and start a voice-only call without making other participants open up a second app. 

Slack

This phone glyph in the header of a Slack window lets users place a call to one of their teammates.

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16:17
CurrentC inches closer to death as Apple Pay adds...

Payments industry hopeful CurrentC continued its slow death march on Tuesday, announcing plans to officially end beta testing later in June without plans for wider rollout. In related news, Apple Pay this week gained support from more than 30 U.S. banks and credit unions.

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15:56
Microsoft Adds Planning Prowess to Office Space


Microsoft on Monday announced the general availability of its Planner collaboration tool, which will roll out in the next few weeks to all eligible customers -- those who have Enterprise E1-E5, Business Essentials, Premium or Education subscriptions to Office 365. Planner lets users create new plans, as well as organize, assign and collaborate on tasks. Users also can update statuses and share files. It provides visual dashboards and email notifications to keep members of a team informed.

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15:55
Apple Pay rival MCX ending CurrentC beta test,...

After laying off some 30 employees last month, The Merchant Consortium Exchange, or MCX, announced today that it is ending its the ongoing CurrentC beta test and postponing all future releases. The beta test will be suspended on June 28th, according to an email sent to beta testers in Columbus, Ohio and obtained by The Consumerist.

more…

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15:50
Firefox 47 Arrives With Synced Tabs Sidebar, Better...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from VentureBeat: Mozilla today launched Firefox 47 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. The browser has gained a sidebar for synced tabs from other devices, improvements to YouTube playback and HTML5 support, and is seeing the end of support for Android Gingerbread. [If you're logged in with your Firefox Account, the sidebar will show all your open tabs from your smartphone and other computers. The sidebar even lets you search for specific tabs. Next, Firefox 47 supports the open source VP9 video codec on machines with powerful multiprocessors. VP9 is the successor to VP8, both of which fall under Google's WebM project of freeing web codecs from royalty constraints.] Firefox 47 is available for download on Firefox.com, and will be slowly released on Google Play. You can view the full Firefox 47 changelog here. If you're a developer, Firefox 47 for developers offers more details for you.

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15:20
Google makes its TensorFlow artificial intelligence...

Google this week has published a new version of its TensorFlow machine learning software that adds support for iOS. Google initially teased that it was working on iOS support for TensorFlow last November, but said it was unable to give a timeline. An early version of TensorFlow version 0.9 was released yesterday on GitHub, however, and it brings iOS support.

more…

Filed under: iOS Tagged: Artificial Intelligence, TensorFlow ...

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15:16
Apple Pay competitor, CurrentC, is dead

Weeks after CurrentC was delayed (again) and half the team was laid off, the mobile payment that was supposed to serve as a merchant-backed alternative to payment systems from Apple and Android may be over for good. Or at least that’s the impression one might get from an email sent to testers of the system.

Not a surprise at all.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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15:05
Hacks Highlight Zuckerberg's Cavalier Attitude...


Facebook top dog Mark Zuckerberg had several of his social media accounts breached and defaced, according to reports that surfaced Sunday. Zuckerberg's Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest memberships were hacked, but evidence of the attacks quickly disappeared. In addition to requiring passwords, Twitter and LinkedIn protect their accounts with optional two-factor authentication. "My guess is that Zuckerberg did not have [2FA] turned on on these sites," said Centrify security strategist Chris Webber.

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14:58
Apple Pay comes to over 30 new banks and credit...

After coming to over two dozen new banks last month, Apple Pay today has expanded to over 30 new banks and credit unions in the United States. The new banks join the increasingly large list of existing banks and credit unions that support Apple’s mobile payment service. Below are the new banks and credit unions that now work with Apple Pay:

more…

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14:48
Success of next-generation iPhone could rest with...

A fresh survey published ahead of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference suggests updates to Siri and the unlocking of the digital assistant's software development kit could be a key factor in future iPhone adoption, a topic of keen interest coming off Apple's first ever handset sales contraction.

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14:43
After Apple's objections, UK removes encryption...

The U.K. House of Commons has passed a limited version of its Investigatory Powers Bill after removing controversial elements that would have demanded that manufacturers like Apple to weaken or build backdoors into their encryption products.

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14:20
Notable apps and app updates for June 7, 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

Magnin & Associates have driven out Go Kart Park 1.0 for iOS and Apple TV devices. The $1.99 game features three different types of go kart tracks: a standard oval lap track, a slick track with tight hairpin turns, and a drag strip. There are eight different go karts from which to choose, along with automatic or manual transmission on each.

QLess has rolled out QLess. The free app is designed to allow users to reduce wait times and avoid waiting in line. 

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

publicspace.net has announced A...

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13:51
Apple will live stream WWDC 2016 keynote

They added the page to their site today. Bookmark it and be ready, it’s going to be fun.

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13:49
PSA: Apple will live stream its WWDC 2016 keynote on...

After updating the iOS WWDC app and launching a tvOS version last week, Apple today has added a new page to its WWDC website that confirms its plans to live stream the kick off keynote. As usual, Apple will open WWDC week with a keynote event on June 13th at 10AM PT/1PM ET.

more…

Filed under: AAPL Company Tagged: Apple, WWDC 2016 ...

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13:47
Google’s Motion Stills app: Create gifs from Live...

Today we are releasing Motion Stills, an iOS app from Google Research that acts as a virtual camera operator for your Apple Live Photos. We use our video stabilization technology to freeze the background into a still photo or create sweeping cinematic pans. The resulting looping GIFs and movies come alive, and can easily be shared via messaging or on social media.

Interesting.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:30
Dear Apple: Please use these ideas to modernize the...

Enlarge / A late 2008 MacBook Pro with El Capitan, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD upgrade feels a whole lot more modern than it should. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

I took a vacation last month. I traveled some. I read a lot. And I refurbished an old late 2008 MacBook Pro, one of the original aluminum unibody models. I completely took it apart, dusted it out, put it back together, and stuck in a memory and SSD upgrade. This is the kind of thing I do to unwind.

There are lots of differences between this thing and a new MacBook of any stripe. They’re smaller and they’re thinner and they’re faster and they have better screens, better performance, better batteries. But once you’ve put in a few more modern parts and plunked a fresh install of El Capitan onto the SSD, it feels a whole lot like a modern...

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