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Monday February 8

14:00
TMO Background Mode: Interview with The Wirecutter’s...

Glenn Fleishman is currently the Editor at Large for The Wirecutter and a Macworld Senior Contributor. Glenn is also a book author, and his Peachpit Press bio describes him as an "unsolicited pundit." That's because, as you'll hear in this interview, Glenn mind-melded with mechanical devices at an early age and soon discovered that he has a programmer's mind. That led to computers, graphic design and journalism in college. Later, that led to stints at Infoworld magazine and at Amazon as well as technical support for Kodak. And that led to ... well you'll just have to listen in-especially to hear Glenn's perspectives on Apple.


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13:34
AppDelete Uninstaller for Mac: $4

AppDelete Uninstaller for Mac is a utility that will deletes any stray folders, files, preference files, caches, widgets, preference panes, plugins, bundle, and screensavers associated with an app you want to delete. And it has an undo feature, too. We have a deal on it for just $4. Check out the deal listing for more information.


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13:23
Gear: Hex Brigade Messenger Bag and DSLR Camera Gear...

Hex has recently introduced a number of new bags, including its Brigade Messenger Bag ($90) and DSLR Camera Gear Bag ($175). Brigade Messenger Bag is an affordable bag with a woven cotton exterior that’s been treated for water resistance. A front flap and two clasps keep the bag shut, ensuring the many included compartments are kept safe, dry, and secure. While Brigade Messenger Bag could be a travel option for a variety of travelers and commuters,…

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12:43
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 8...

Notable software releases this week include Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.7, Final Cut Pro X 10.2.3, Motion 5.2.3, Compressor 4.2.2, Banktivity 5.6.5 (formerly iBank), and DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.8.9.

 

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12:43
ExtraBITS for 8 February 2016

In this week’s ExtraBITS collection, writer Craig Grannell calls out Apple for a lack of Reduce Motion options in OS X and tvOS, Facebook’s iOS app continues to use more power than is reasonable, and veteran technology journalist Walt Mossberg says that Apple’s apps need improvement.

 

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12:14
External Link: El Capitan and tvOS Criticized by...

The Reduce Motion option in iOS (Settings > General > Accessibility) helped many users for whom iOS’s animations and parallax effects cause motion sickness and nausea due to vestibular disorders. Writer Craig Grannell charges that Apple has not followed suit with OS X 10.11 El Capitan and tvOS, both of which sport the kind of eye candy that makes him ill. In OS X, the only app that attempts to help is Photos, which has a Reduce Motion option in its preferences, but Grannell claims that both it and tvOS’s Reduce Motion settings are almost entirely ineffective. Although it’s impossible to know what percent of the population suffers from vestibular disorders, estimates range from 5 to 35 percent, meaning that there could be many millions of people out there who endure some level of discomfort due to unnecessary animations and effects. We’d like to see Apple extend its accessibility work in iOS to its other operating systems (including watchOS, which Grannell doesn’t discuss)....

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11:58
PSA: Get 2GB of free Google Drive storage when you...

Admit it: you can always use more cloud storage. Google is offering you an easy way to score more Drive space and get some extra peace of mind about your account security.

Just as it did last year, Google is honoring Safer Internet Day by giving you 2GB of Google Drive space if you perform an account security check.

Google

After a quick check-up, two GB of Drive storage will be yours.

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11:33
Apple Files for Mistrial in VirnetX Patent...

Apple has filed a motion for a mistrial in the infringement case where the patent holding company VirnetX won US$625 million. The winnings came from a retrial, and Apple claims VirnetX's legal team misrepresented the facts, warranting a mistrial.

The Mac Observer Spin: Regardless of who's right and who's wrong in the Apple and VirnetX patent fight, it's pretty clear the fight isn't ending any time soon.


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11:08
Super Bowl halftime show marred by functioning sound...

The Onion:

Disappointing the thousands of fans in attendance as well as an estimated 100 million viewers watching at home, the Super Bowl 50 halftime show was marred Sunday by the stadium’s functioning sound system, sources confirmed. “Right from the beginning, the sound was working normally, and unfortunately, I could clearly hear the singing,” said 29-year-old spectator Joe Kessler.

Priceless.

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10:43
Keybase Releases Encrypted File-Sharing iPhone App


Keybase last week announced the alpha release of the Keybase app for the iPhone with a cryptographically secure file mount. Users can write data in an automatically created folder in this format: /keybase/public/username. Files written in the folder are signed automatically and appear as plain text files on computers. The folder prevents server-side and man-in-the-middle attacks, according to Keybase. Files stream in on demand; there is no syncing as there is in Dropbox, Google Drive and Box.

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10:40
The Guardian: Uninstall the Facebook app to gain...

Facebook strikes again! Last year, the company's iPhone app was widely criticized for draining battery power thanks to using wasteful methods of staying active. According to an informal survey of iPhone users by Samuel Gibbs at The Guardian published today, removing the Facebook app can save up to 15% of iPhone battery life so it's obvious there are still issues with the app.

Gibbs used his own iPhone 6s Plus for a week without the Facebook app, choosing to use the social network's website through Safari instead. He compared his daily average battery life each day at 10:30 PM both without and then with the app installed, and found that deleting Facebook from the iPhone increased his battery power by an average of 15 percent.

At that point, Gibbs recruited other Facebook users with iPhones to perform the same test, and all were able to...

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10:27
Switch from Facebook's iOS app to Facebook on...

Facebook last October promised to fix technical issues with its iOS app that caused it to suck up tons of battery life, but despite those efforts, Facebook’s iPhone app continues to hog more power than it should. The Guardian has some anecdotal evidence indicating that it’s not just using Facebook that’s running your battery down—it’s using the Facebook iOS app specifically.

Uninstalling the app altogether and using Facebook on Safari conserves up to 15 percent of your iPhone battery life on average, and that’s including the same amount of daily usage, according to The Guardian’s research. The news organization first tested Facebook’s Android app and found that deleting it from a phone saves up to 20 percent of its battery...

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10:26
Hacker posts info on thousands of Homeland Security...

The US government has yet another security breach on its hands. Late yesterday, a Twitter account posted a Department of Homeland Security staff directory containing names, titles, email addresses, phone numbers and more for over 9,000 employees. "Th...

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10:19
TMO Daily Observations 2016-02-08: Apple’s Error 53...

Apple says it's protecting users by locking up their iPhones when third-party Touch ID Home buttons are installed. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at iPhone and touch sensor security, plus John has some ideas on what Apple could do with health and fitness sensors in future Apple Watch models.


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10:10
News: Apple releases iOS 9.3 beta 3, tvOS 9.2 beta 3...

Apple has released three of its latest betas to developers today with iOS 9.3 beta 3, tvOS 9.2 beta 3, and watchOS 2.2 beta 3. The public version of iOS 9.3 beta 3 should be released later this week. We’ll update our iOS and tvOS “Inside the betas” article later on with any relevant information....

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09:51
News: Indie game ‘The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth’...

Apple has rejected an iOS version of the popular indie game The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth after deciding its content depicts “violence towards, or abuse of, children,” the game’s developer said on Twitter. The game, based loosely on the Old Testament story of Abraham being asked by God to sacrifice his son Isaac, revolves around the child protagonist’s efforts to escape the basement where he is being held by his mother. The…

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09:49
Apple Music is now available in Turkey and Taiwan

Apple Music is now available in Turkey and Taiwan. The streaming music service is now available in 113 countries.

Apple Music now has over 10 million paying subscribers, reports the Financial Times. The service costs $9.99 per month (you can try it free for three months). 

There’s a family plan for $14.99/month providing service for up to six family members. All you need to do is set up iCloud Family Sharing on your iOS device or Mac and invite family members to join. (Android users can be part of your family membership, too.)

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09:32
∞ The Dalrymple Report with Merlin Mann: Settle Down

This week, Jim and Merlin talk about Apple’s software struggles and their wish list for Apple Watch updates.

Also, some fun #heytdr, including listener questions about iOS text editors and easy songs to learn on guitar.

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09:22
Hangouts targets improved call quality and speed...

Hangouts will now seek to establish peer-to-peer connections for new calls, a move that should improve the speed and quality of connections.

A Reddit user spotted the change when initiating the call recently. Also, Google launched a help page that outlines how the upgrade works, including the caveat that P2P connections will reveal your IP address. 

Reddit

You may see a notification about improved quality next time you initiate a Hangouts call.

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09:21
Tommy Hilfiger's next fashion show to offer...

For its upcoming New York Fashion Week show, clothing brand Tommy Hilfiger will reportedly be offering speedier entry for people wearing an Apple Watch, including a dedicated fast lane to usher them in.

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09:21
External Link: Facebook’s iOS App Is Still a Battery...

Despite Facebook supposedly taking steps to address the issue, the service’s iOS app apparently still consumes more battery power than is reasonable. Samuel Gibbs of The Guardian found that uninstalling the app made the battery in his iPhone 6s Plus last 15 percent longer than when the app was installed. It also saved him about 500 MB of storage space, due to the app’s large size and cache. It’s distressing that a company with such extensive development resources has failed to resolve this problem for so many years. If you use Facebook and are having battery life issues, consider deleting the app and using Facebook in Safari instead. For more tips on improving battery life, read “iOS 9: A Take Control Crash Course.”

 

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09:20
Apple CEO Tim Cook celebrates Denver Broncos victory

Immediately after the end of last night's Super Bowl game, Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted out his congratulations to the team with this photo:

Colorado Rocky Mountain High congrats @Broncos! pic.twitter.com/3l3gpqWaKj

— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) February 8, 2016

Cook caught a lot of flak for taking such a blurry photo, with a number of sarcastic tweets immediately calling out Apple's "Shot on iPhone" ad campaign. Fortunately, Cook followed up shortly with another much clearer shot with his congratulations to Super Bowl MVP Von Miller and Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning:

Congrats @Millerlite40 Peyton Manning @Broncos Amazing season. pic.twitter.com/...

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09:00
News: Apple likely to receive approval to open...

After filing applications last month, Apple is on track to receive the necessary approval to open its own retail locations in India, Bloomberg reports. A person with knowledge of the process said the Indian government plans to push through Apple’s application after the company resubmitted it in the proper format, but declined to provide a timetable for final approval. The source said Apple will likely qualify as a provider of cutting-edge technology,…

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08:47
News: Study finds Apple Watch is best fitness...

A new study finds that of eight fitness trackers on the market, only the Apple Watch regularly changes its Bluetooth MAC address to protect user privacy. While the Apple Watch alters the device’s MAC address every time it’s rebooted and around every 10 minutes while active, all the other trackers maintained the same MAC address for a period of months, leaving the user open to persistent monitoring whenever the tracker is operating independently…

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08:46
Igloo Software: What if you could get 5% of your day...

What if you could get 5% of your day back? What would you do?

You already have enough work to do today and shouldn’t have to waste time looking for the things you need to do your job.

Igloo makes it easy to find what you need, when you need it. And it’s not just for locating your traditional intranet stuff like HR policies and expense forms. It also helps you find experts, talk about problems and share content with your team. So stop digging through your inbox for that file from 3 months back and give yourself the tools you need to do your best work.

Try it yourself or send your IT guy to investigate Igloo, an intranet you’ll actually like.

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08:29
Rumor: Apple quietly launches Mac Pro Repair...

If you have a 2013 or later Mac Pro, it looks like Apple will be launching a Mac Pro Repair Extension Program to address complaints of video related issues with select models of the desktop.

Apple recently sent out a notice to its authorized service providers detailing the new program and those eligible for repairs or replacements.

In the notice, Apple notes that Mac Pros manufactured between February 8, 2015 and April 11, 2015 are eligible for repairs due to issues with the machine’s graphics cards that “may cause distorted video, no video, system instability, freezing, restarts, shut downs, or may prevent system start up.”

Apple defines the symptoms as such:

Distorted or scrambled video on the external display
No video on...

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08:22
Three Alternatives to the iPad Pro’s Smart Keyboard

Apple’s Smart Keyboard for the iPad Pro works reasonably well and is thin and lightweight, but its chiclet keys are an acquired taste for many. Fortunately, alternatives do exist. Julio Ojeda-Zapata looks at three third-party iPad Pro keyboards that take different approaches.

 

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08:11
New Apple Repair Program for Mac Pro Video Cards

Apple has launched a secret repair program for some late 2013 Mac Pros with video issues. Josh Centers tells you which models are affected and explains how to get them fixed.

 

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08:05
Apple Quietly Rolls Out 2013 Mac Pro Video Repair...

If your 2013-model Mac Pro is having video issues, Apple may be ready to fix the problem for free. The company has a new hardware repair program in place to deal with the issue, but you'll have to ask because it isn't being advertised.

The Mac Observer Spin: tl;dr version: Mac Pros made between February 8th and April 11th last year are covered by the free parts replacement program. If you're having weird video issues, schedule a Genius Bar appointment.


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07:42
∞ Beatboxing with Siri

[VIDEO] Ask Siri to “beatbox” and you’ll get one answer. But there’s a much more interesting way to get Siri to beatbox.

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07:31
Jean-Louis Gassée: Surface Pro 4 vs iPad Pro vs...

Jean-Louis Gassée, writing for Monday Note, takes us along for the ride as he ambles to his local Microsoft Store to purchase a Surface Pro 4, then compares it to his iPad Pro and MacBook.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:19
The Pirate Bay gets into the streaming game

There's a new, free streaming service offering limitless television shows and the latest movies, but it just might put you in the sights of the entertainment industry. Infamous pirate download site, The Pirate Bay, recently rolled out a streaming service that is currently in beta.

The new streaming service isn't coming directly from TPB. Instead, the torrent-centric site has added support for Torrents Time, a browser plugin that lets you stream torrents from your browser. To use TPB's new streaming feature a user must have the Torrents Time plugin installed. Then it's smooth sailing on the pirate-ridden digital-streaming seas. Torrents Time even supports casting to a television. 

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07:17
Breakdown of iPhone usage

MixPanel lays out the adoption numbers for the various iPhone models. There are still plenty of smaller screen iPhones out there, just ready for upgrades.

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07:17
News: Conflicting reports over pink color to be...

Ahead of the expected March 15 reveal of the iPhone 5se, conflicting reports have emerged about which shade of pink will be featured on the new iPhone. Macotakara reported that the new model will be available in the hot pink color that appeared in the new iPod touch and iPod nano last summer, instead of the rose gold featured in the iPhone 6s. 9to5Mac pushed back against that rumor, claiming its sources are holding firm that the new phones will be…

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07:16
Apple: Error 53 is About Security, not Bricking...

Error 53 has taken the Internet by storm and is being tossed around as an example of how Apple is trying to screw iPhone users. The error can appear after the Touch ID sensor is replaced without following the proper procedure, which leaves the iPhone unusable. Apple says that's part of keeping our personal data-and fingerprints-secure.


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07:00
The Mac’s worm has turned

Dan Moren, writing for Macworld, on the Mac’s slow and steady growth after all these years. Will iPad knock the Mac out of it’s central position in the Apple ecosystem?

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06:51
Apple Music launches in Taiwan, now in 113 countries

Following the most recent Apple Music launch for users in Turkey last week, the subscription music streaming service and accompanying Beats 1 radio station have now officially launched in Taiwan.

Apple Music is available now for users in Taiwan that want to subscribe and comes with the usual three month free trial before monthly pricing kicks in at NT $150 (around $4.50 USD), or NT $240 for a family plan. And Beats 1 is also launching alongside Apple Music in the country (which isn’t always the case) and like other markets is available free to listen for all with or without a subscription. The Taiwan version of Apple Music and radio features, like other local markets, will include curated...

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06:26
Apple Maps and fantastic 3D Touch shortcuts

Christian Zibreg, writing for iDownloadBlog, pulled together this tutorial that walks you through the various ways you can use 3D Touch with Apple Maps.

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06:23
The 10 best tech ads from Super Bowl 50

It's post-Super Bowl Monday and millions of you are probably reading this from home today recovering from Sunday night's festivities. We can't help you with that pounding headache or that regret over siding with Bing and betting on the Panthers–seriously, what were you thinking? But we can give you some entertainment with the best tech-themed ads from the Super Bowl.

While you were reaching for one of the 1.3 billion chicken wings or a slice of the 4 million pizzas eaten on Super Bowl Sunday, Amazon, Fitbit, T-Mobile, and Intuit's TurboTax were pouring millions into Super Bowl ads.

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06:15
Things are looking good for Apple to open its first...

It’s looking positive for Apple to win clearance to open its first retail stores in India. The company should also qualify as a provider of cutting-edge technology, sources told Bloomberg.

That would exempt the maker of iPhones and iPads from a rule forcing foreign businesses that retail a single brand in India to procure 30% of a product’s inputs locally. The company makes most of its devices in China.

India is an important country for Apple. The Cupertino, California-based company Apple crossed the $1 billion sales mark in its India operations for the first time in the fiscal year that ended in March, according to results filed with the Registrar of Companies (RoC) on Wednesday.

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06:07
RESCUECOM: Windows 10 brings more headaches to users

RESCUECOM, which specializes in computer repair, has gathered all the data for the 2016 Computer Repair Report and found that Windows 10 problems are on the rise rather than decreasing. And while the numbers aren’t particularly high, calls for hardware installation or setup difficulty on Macs, mobile devices, and personal computers in general nearly doubled from last quarter to 5.9%.  These include any trouble with screens, batteries, keyboards, and other parts.

While many people might have expected that the high volume of tech support calls for Windows 10 issues to have diminished after the extremely high numbers in the last report, they have instead increased, according to the company that provides computer repair and tech support. However, this problem should lessen as people become acclimated to the operating system update.

RESCUECOM constructs the Computer Repair Report by collecting information on every problem for which...

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Luminid Touch Light-Up Cable

In our iLounge Deal for today you can pick up the Luminid Touch Light-Up Cable for only $9.99 — that’s almost 50% off the regular price. This handy MFi-certified Lightning cable lets you charge your iPhone day or night, lighting up the moment you touch it so that you can see your way to properly plug it into your device, and then turning off again once it’s properly plugged in. Get the Luminid Touch Light-Up Cable now for only $9.99...

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05:57
Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.7

Fixes a number of bugs for the backup utility. ($39.99 new, free update, 12.1 MB)

 

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05:30
On-demand streaming services grew to 317 billion...

In 2015, on-demand music streaming services (Spotify, Apple Music, Rhapsody, Pandora, Cricket, Google Play, Medianet, Slacker, Xbox Music, YouTube, and VEVO) grew to 317 billion streams, doubling doubling from 2014, which saw 164.5 billion songs streamed, according to Nielsen’s year-end music report, as noted by TechCrunch.

Album sales were down by 6% in 2015, but that’s better than 2014, when they dropped by 11%. What’s more,  sales of vinyl grew in 2015. Sales were up 30%, and accounted for almost 9 % of physical album sales.

In 2015, digital track sales were also down thanks to streaming’s rise, dropping 12.5% to 964.8 million units in 2015. That’ a decline from 2014’s 1.1 billion units.

Digital album sales didn’t fare as badly, though. Last year, they declined...

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05:00
Tek Holster lets you ‘pack an iPhone’ in style and...

Last week I reviewed the LS West holster case for the iPhone; I’ve also test driven another holster case: the Tek Holster. The former is made of vegan leather; if you're a diehard fan of real leather, you’ll prefer the latter, which is also less expensive.

The Tek Holster is extremely comfortable and can be worn over either shoulder. It stretches as it moves thanks to the $24.99 custom strap. The holster case and strap combined weigh only about 3.75 ounces. The advantage to the case/strap combo is that you don’t have to worry about your Apple smartphone bending in your pocket — or fitting in a pocket if you’re wearing your skinny jeans.

You can mount your iPhone either horizontally or vertically. I found fitting the case for my body size a bit tricky, but there...

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05:00
Smart Email and the Path to Digital Immortality


I attended IBM Connect last week, where I checked out one of the most interesting new products you've likely never heard of -- IBM Verse. While there was a lot of discussion about how it better integrated social networking, what really intrigued me was the idea of putting cognitive computing inside an email client. "Cognitive computing" is the new way of saying "artificial intelligence," because, you know, the industry likes to change terms every once in a while just to mess with our heads. Thinking email could be incredibly powerful, though.

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04:30
How to keep apps open on your Apple Watch screen

Sometimes when I’m running I like to use the stopwatch on my Apple Watch rather than the fitness app. This means I need the app to stay active on the watch display rather than having the smartwatch default to the clock face.

If this isn’t enabled by default on your Apple Watch (and you want it to be), open the Settings app, select General, then Activate on Wrist Raise. Scroll down to Resume To and switch the checked item to Last Used App.

This setting can also be enabled on the iPhone's Apple Watch app. Again, open General, then scroll down to Activate on Wrist Raise, and switch to Resume Previous Activity.


After doing this, the Apple Watch will always default to whatever you were doing last when you last raised your wrist. This works with third party apps as well as those built-into watchOS.

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04:15
Apple’s former Director of Industrial Design cooks...

The relatively new Fuego Element Grill by Partner Ammunition Group can cook 16 quarter-pounders in 20 minutes, with only 346 square inches of grate space, notes Tech Insider. It was designed by Robert Brunner, a former chief of industrial design at Apple and and designer of Beats by Dr. Dre headsets.

The grill costs about the same as a mid-level grill, ranging in price from $300 to $400 depending on the model and add-ons. The Fuego Element is the proud recipient of the following awards: IDSA Gold, Good design award, Spark Design award and Vesta Best Gas Grill.


Brunner is an American industrial designer who was the Director of Industrial Design for...

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04:00
When it comes to ripping DVDs to your hard drive,...

When you need to do one thing -- rip movies to your Mac's hard drive -- and one thing only, the US$24.95 RipIt from  Little App Factory does it well and does it quickly. But it's a no-frills app, so other software may meet your needs better. 

RipIt gets your movies off the disc and onto your Mac, where it's easier to find, organize and play 'em. I ripped a DVD of The Spirit in about 23 minutes (whether that 2008 movie deserves 4.35GB of your hard drive space is another story). 

Ripping a DVD to watch, has several advantages. If you're watching a movie on a laptop, a "ripped" version conserves battery space over playing the DVD because extra juice is required to spin a disc. You can use Spotlight in Mac OS X to find a movie in your collection. Movies stored in your computer can't get lost, scratched or broken. Plus, you don't have to carry about the DVD discs...

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03:52
Tim Cook finds himself receiving Twitter snark over...

Apple CEO Tim Cook found himself on the receiving end of a lot of ‘Shot on iPhone’ snark when he tweeted a blurry photo at the end of the Super Bowl 50 game. The photo appears to be motion-blurred due to the slow shutter speed in the fading light.

As The Verge noted, the tweet attracted a lot of replies drawing attention to the poor quality of the photo, many of them using the ‘Shot on iPhone’ tag Apple used for an award-winning ad campaign for the iPhone 6 and recently rebooted for the iPhone 6s.

The iPhone 6/s Plus offers...

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01:01
Final Cut Pro X 10.2.3, Compressor 4.2.2, Motion 5.2...

Maintenance updates for Apple’s professional video editing apps. ($299.99/$49.99/$49.99 new, free updates)

 

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Sunday February 7

22:30
First look: LifePrint uses AR to bring photos to life

Print GIFs, Vines, and Live Photos and use LifePrint's AR to bring these shots to life.

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22:10
Apple sneaks into several Super Bowl 50 commercials

Apple didn't buy airtime during America's National Football League 2016 Super Bowl, but some of its products did turn up playing a cameo role in a variety of commercials.

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21:43
Banktivity 5.6.5 (Formerly iBank)

Changes the personal finance app’s name from iBank to Banktivity, while also fixing a few bugs. ($59.99 new, free update, 39.3 MB)

 

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20:58
DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.8.9

Adds support for importing and indexing folder tags from the Finder. (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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16:17
Apple, Inc CEO Tim Cook's piqued peek at Peak...

Halfway through the last quarter, supply chain rumors of iPhone production cuts--purportedly "30 percent" of some unknown number--snowballed into an abominable snow-boogeyman of conjecture that claimed the end to iPhone growth was nigh and speculated about a downhill implosion of Apple's sales overall, an embarrassing lack of interest in Apple's newest iPhone 6s and a rapid evaporation of the world's most valuable company. They were wrong, here's why.

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15:29
Review: Parrot's Bebop Drone is lightweight,...

The market for personal drones has grown exponentially over the last several years, led by consumer-oriented products from companies like Parrot. We got the chance to play with the firm's entry-level model, the Bebop Drone, designed for casual hobbyists looking to get their feet wet in the field of unmanned aerial vehicles.

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13:17
MGG 591: If You Had a JBOD Would You Hold It Against...

JBOD, Airtime Fairness, Quality of Service (QoS), and RAID are just a few of the mysteries your two favorite geeks help you unravel this week. Add to that some answers about resetting pesky OS X passwords and photo storage plus a few Geek Challenges and a cornucopia of Cool Stuff Found and you've got Mac Geek Gab 591. Enjoy!


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07:00
The Week in iPad Cases: Twelve South's classic...

...plus, a cool new carry-all from Waterfield Designs, and more

This week’s roundup of new iPad cases brings you a mix of fancy backpacks, padded sleeves, folios, and transparent shells. Read on!

Case Logic

The Evolution Backpack (all iPad models and iPad Pro; $43) is roomy and designed to keep all of your gear safe. It comes with a dedicated sleeve for your iPad, a front pocket panel for smaller items, and top and bottom grab handles for extra convenience. You can even keep a water bottle within reach, thanks to its mesh pockets on the sides.

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03:50
The new 'Ghostbusters' is getting its own...

The Ghostbusters reboot might be a geek's dream in more ways than one. LEGO has offered a peek at a new Ghostbusters set that recreates all the main characters and their gear in glorious detail, including the signature ECTO-1 car and an ECTO-2 motorb...

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Saturday February 6

23:06
Samsung Gear VR users can mingle on AltspaceVR

Samsung Gear VR users can start making friends in a virtual reality world now that AltspaceVR has released its app for the headset to the public. In fact, they can mix and mingle not only with other Gear VR users, but also with people who use the HTC...

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20:08
Here's the view from Blue Origin's rocket...

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin proved that its New Shepard rocket is indeed reusable by launching and landing it successfully a second time in January. While you've likely seen a footage or two of the suborbital trip, this one offers something more unique:...

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18:18
Hangouts gives you better call quality by skipping...

If you don't think Hangouts calls on your phone are passing muster, don't worry -- relief might be in sight. The latest version of Hangouts for Android is telling users that it'll boost audio and video quality on future calls by making peer-to-peer...

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16:42
Yesteryear's malware was gorgeous in its...

The Internet Archive is apparently devoted to preserving all parts of the web's history and that even extends to malware and viruses from the MS DOS era. The good news is that you can peruse a pretty sizable collection in the Malware Museum now witho...

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16:35
Apple offers free repairs for 2013 Mac Pros with...

Apple has launched a free repair program for 2013 Mac Pros dealing with faulty video cards, in some cases believed to be responsible for problems like distorted or non-existent graphics, as well as freezing, reboots, sudden shutdowns, or even a system failing to start.

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15:32
The best Smart Connector keyboard for iPad Pro:...

The first two Smart Connector accessories for iPad Pro offer very different keyboard style experiences, each addressing two different types of tablet users. But which keyboard is best, Apple's Smart Keyboard or Logitech's Create? AppleInsider breaks down which accessory is best for you.

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14:19
Twitter says your timeline isn’t changing

Engadget:

Were you panicking at the thought of Twitter messing with your timeline order? Were you declaring #RIPTwitter and getting ready to move to Peach? Relax. Twitter chief Jack Dorsey has piped up to say that there’s no truth to the rumors of a Facebook-like feed arriving next week.

“Hello Twitter! Regarding #RIPTwitter: I want you all to know we’re always listening. We never planned to reorder timelines next week.” said Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO on Twitter.

As usual, Twitter lost its collective mind over this. But Twitter stepped up and squashed the rumor. Now we can all go back to bitching about something else.

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13:54
How to watch Super Bowl 50 on your Mac, iPhone, iPad...

It's Super Bowl weekend, and for cord cutters that usually means a visit to a bar or friend's house -- but not this year, as NFL broadcast partner CBS has made the game available almost everywhere you look.

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12:21
Report: Twitter's algorithmic timeline may...

Update, February 6, 1:37PM PST: Since we originally published this article, Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey responded to the outcry in a series of tweets. “We never planned to reorder timelines next week,” the series of tweets reads in part. “Twitter is live. Twitter is real-time. Twitter is about who & what you follow. And Twitter is here to stay! By becoming more Twitter-y.” 

Hello Twitter! Regarding #RIPTwitter: I want you all to know we’re always listening. We never planned to reorder timelines next week.

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11:40
Reviewed: Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition

Ars Technica:

No matter your edition or specific RPG of choice, today D&D continues to be the measuring stick by which other pen-and-paper games are judged, be it on sales, popularity, or even complexity. For many gamers over the course of the game’s existence, D&D has been the entry point into role-playing which sparks a lifetime of storytelling and adventure.

So, with more than a year behind it, how does the newest edition of D&D hold up for newbies and hardcore fans alike?

I’m tempted to find a game to play this latest edition but I’m afraid the game won’t be as fun in middle age as it was in high school and college. I think I’ll leave my fond memories of playing intact.

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11:36
Every fitness tracker but Apple’s is a privacy...

The Daily Dot:

A new study of the leading fitness trackers on the market found that most of these devices leak your data to a far wider audience than you might imagine—and, in some cases, allow others to alter your information.

The study found that, in every case save for the Apple device, the wearables emitted a unique Bluetooth identifier that allowed a third-party to track the device’s movement over time if the device was not actively paired with another device.

The researchers did not find any security holes in Apple’s signature wearable.

This will only get worse. As the Internet of Things becomes more prevalent, it will become even more obvious that security of our data is, at best, a secondary issue to many manufacturers. It becomes of even greater concern as our devices start to collect significant health data.

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10:45
Apple is killing some iPhones repaired by third...

Slate:

Apple doesn’t have to leave Touch ID security this way. It could detect hardware changes and require extensive user reauthentication. It could offer third parties some type of parts-vetting process. It could give customers more leeway to choose what risks they want to take. Instead, Error 53 is excessively paternalistic. It’s good to help protect consumers by building in precautions and encouraging the use of high-quality parts, but Apple isn’t a parent. It shouldn’t literally take customer’s phones away if they do something it doesn’t like.

Like the writer, I get why Apple does this but, as seems typical for the company, they lack subtlety in their implementation. The other issue is, while almost anyone can buy an iPhone, not everyone lives conveniently close to an Apple Authorized Repair Facility.

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10:38
Rose Gold coming to iPhone 5se like iPhone 6s, not ‘...

In January, we reported that the upcoming 4-inch iPhone 5se would be released in the same colors as the iPhone 6s: Silver, Space Gray, Gold, and Rose Gold. That is still the case, according to sources. This weekend, reports have emerged with claims that the new device will be offered in a new “bright” or “hot” pink color option, but source’s say that the iPhone 5se’s coloring is identical to the iPhone 6s’s in appearance.

Apple is said to be aiming to keep its hardware colors consistent across iOS devices. In fact,...

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09:03
Apple quietly launches Mac Pro (Late 2013) Repair...

Apple is launching a new Mac Pro Repair Extension Program to address complaints of video related issues with select models of its latest high-end desktop offering, 9to5Mac has learned. We obtained the notice (pictured below) that Apple this week sent out to its authorized service providers detailing the new program and those eligible for repairs or replacements. 

In the notice, Apple notes that Mac Pros manufactured between February 8, 2015 and April 11, 2015 are eligible for repairs due to issues with the machine’s graphics cards that “may cause distorted video, no video, system instability, freezing, restarts, shut downs, or may prevent system start up.”

Apple goes into a bit more detail about the symptoms eligible for repair:

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09:00
Accessible Apple: So, You Want to See Your Name in...

A new year is upon us. As we roll into the second month of 2016, we would like to announce a few changes coming to the Accessible Apple and Think Different Thursday columns this year.

Firstly, we will be accepting submissions for articles that will be featured in the Accessible Apple column. As an accessibility specialist, it is my job to keep up to date with the advances in assistive technologies, but the ever-changing technology landscape makes this difficult to know each bit of technology intimately. While I will continue to write for the column, we feel that opening up submissions will let us bring in new perspectives about accessibility from users of assistive technologies other than those I am familiar with, mainly VoiceOver, Zoom, dictation, and automation. In addition to providing content to the column, I will also oversee the curation of content alongside Editor in Chief Steven Sande.

Secondly, Think Different Thursday will be getting a little more accessible...

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08:27
Apple launches Repair Extension Program for some Mac...

Apple has launched a new Repair Extension Program that addresses video issues on some late 2013 Mac Pro models, reports MacRumors

The article says Apple has determined that graphics cards in some late 2013 Mac Pros, manufactured between Feb. 8, 2015 and April 11, 2015, may cause distorted video, no video, system instability, freezing, restarts, shut downs, or may prevent system start up. 

Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider will repair eligible Mac Pro models affected by the video issues for free. You can book an appointment with the Genius Bar at an Apple Store or visit an Apple Authorized Service Provider to determine if your Mac Pro is eligible for coverage.

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07:00
Zodiac: Orcanon Odyssey is the best new Japanese RPG...

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

I’ve never been a huge fan of Japanese role-playing games (JRPG)—it’s just not my favorite genre. But Zodiac: Orcanon Odyssey, the first chapter in a full-scale multi-part game designed for mobile platforms (though it will eventually be released on the PlayStation 4 and the PS Vita), may have changed my mind.

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06:04
Jeremy’s 5: HoverDock for Apple Watch / iPhone,...

Welcome to the latest edition of Jeremy’s 5, my latest roundup of 5 interesting little things that aren’t big enough for full articles, but are still worth sharing with you.

This week, I’m sharing some thoughts on Just Mobile’s latest iPhone and Apple Watch docks, iOS’s mysterious Error 53, experiences integrating Apple products into a small business, and Apple Pay…

1. Just Mobile’s HoverDock for Apple Watch. My guide to the Best Apple Watch Stands and Docks has been updated quite a few times over the past year, as pretty much every major accessory maker has weighed in with an option for the daily-recharged wearable. Just Mobile is now on its third such accessory, following up the $40 ...

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05:00
Caturday returns! Leonie kills the keyboard

Leonie. Photo courtesy of Dr. Tim Optenhöfel

Cats. You've got to love 'em, even when they do decide to be destructive. Our Caturday (and summertime "Dogs Days of Summer") feature has been an on-again/off-again column since the days of TUAW and a shortfall of incoming kitty photos has kept us from having our feline friends for a long time. Well, a long-time reader from Germany -- Dr. Tim Optenhöfel -- decided to jumpstart Caturday again with a photo of his beautiful and cantankerous cat Leonie. Tim says:

“I’ve been a long time reader and glad, that you survived the shutdown of TUAW. Contributing via Patreon since the early days of AWT goes without saying for me, since you’re my only source for news and rumors about Apple. I don’t know if “caturday” is still on, as I haven’t seen any pics lately… Anyway: as much as our cat Leonie likes cuddling with my MacBook Pro, she hates it when I pay more attention to my keyboard and actually getting some work done than...

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04:28
Ohlala's 'paid dates' app debuts in...

Valentine's Day for single folks can be a pretty touchy subject. But New Yorkers who don't have qualms about exchanging money for short-term companionship have an alternative option in Ohlala. It recently launched in Gotham and offers men and women t...

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04:00
New products: High-Strength Tempered Glass Screen...

Several new products items for your OS X and iOS devices were introduced this week. Here’s a summary of some goodies that were announced …

Urban Armor Gear has released High-Strength Tempered Glass Screen Shields to accompany their line of smartphone and tablet cases. They’re engineered to protect displays from scratches and abrasions.

UAG’s ultra-thin glass construction is 3D Touch compatible. An oleophobic coating has been applied to the shield to help repel natural skin oils, limiting fingerprints and smudges. 

To combat eye strain and fatigue, UAG has introduced blue light filtering that reduces the amount of blue light emitting from the device. Pricing ranges from $39.95 to $59.95 depending on your device.

NewerTech is shipping its HDMI Headless Video Accelerator again after it sold out last November. It’s a $19.50 adapter...

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03:35
This week on AI: Glimpses at Apple's plans for...

This week saw teases about the plans for next-gen iPhones and iPads, as well as Apple Pay, cross-platform services, and even virtual reality. Apple was also hit with a massive penalty in the VirnetX patent case however, and saw Alphabet overtake it as the world's most valuable company -- at least temporarily.

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03:00
The week in Apple news: March 15 Apple event, iPhone...

Apple headlines for the week ending Feb. 5, 2016

Are you ready for some football? Well, if you aren’t you have less than 24 hours to get ready for Super Bowl 50. For longtime Apple users, the Super Bowl brings memories of the 1984 commercial that aired during Super Bowl XVIII. We don’t know if Apple is going to air new commercials this Sunday, but if it’s Apple ads you crave, you can take a look back at 28 of our favorite Apple commercials. You can also check out the Apple news of the past week in this slideshow. Click on the link to get more information.

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00:37
GoPro and Microsoft ink patent licensing deal

GoPro and Microsoft have forged a partnership, and it's a very secretive one. The two companies have signed a patent licensing "for certain file storage and other system technologies." That is seriously all they're willing to tell us at this point, a...

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Friday February 5

22:22
Apple adds server-to-server web service requests to...

Apple's CloudKit framework for automating apps' storage and retrieval of user data "in the cloud" has learned a new trick. Developers can now read and write data in their app's public database from a server-side process or script.

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21:30
TSMC, other Apple suppliers in Taiwan largely...

A tragic earthquake has hit the city of Tainan in southern Taiwan, injuring 144, killing at least 5 people and causing the collapse of several large buildings. So far however, it appears that Apple's suppliers in the region have survived the quake without sustaining significant damage.

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20:35
Cops nab man for crashing a drone into the Empire...

A New Jersey native's drone has recently crashed into the Empire State building, and unlike the person whose machine hit Seattle's Great Wheel, he didn't get away with it. Authorities have arrested the man an NBC affiliate identified as Sean Nivin Ri...

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18:38
Twitter's Facebook-style timeline could arrive...

Completing the process of Facebook and Twitter doing battle by copying all of each other's features, a report by Buzzfeed says that Twitter could debut its "algorithmic" feed as early as next week. Since it launched, the microblogging service has alw...

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18:17
Apple Inc. shares reach ex-dividend as it gears up...

On February 11, Apple will pay shareholders of record a quarterly dividend of $0.52 per share, but investors must have had settled ownership of the company's stock by Monday February 8 in order to qualify. Apple will pay out $2.898 billion in dividends on its outstanding shares for the quarter.

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17:54
Apple's rumored 4" iPhone to launch with...

Apple is working on three different color options for the launch of its much-rumored 4-inch iPhone, including a version closer in hue to a hot pink iPod than rose gold, a report said Friday.

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16:15
LeapFrog toy tablets out-jumped by Apple's iPad

Northern California's educational toy tablet maker LeapFrog is selling itself to its Hong Kong-based competitor VTech for just $72 million, after years of declining sales. Apple leapfrogged the company with its more general purpose, albeit more expensive, iPad--which LeapFrog now develops apps for.

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16:00
The Week in iOS Apps: Get it done!

Get it done!

This week’s roundup includes all kinds of productivity apps—for mail, managing documents, and staying on task. Read on!

Chomp

Chomp is a $3 iOS app from children’s author Christopher Niemann that combines his animated drawings with live video created by you or your children. The resulting creations—involving everything “from a virtuous pianist, to a spaghetti-slurping dog, or a living cuckoo-clock”—can be saved and shared with loved ones.

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15:00
Notable apps and app updates for February 5, 2016

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

OS X apps/updates

Hey, here's something you can do this weekend instead of watching some football game on Sunday: your income taxes! Our public service announcement today is that TurboTax 2015 is still available for OS X and it's still free. You pay when you file your return. On second thought, maybe you should party all weekend and wait until next week or April 15 to get your taxes done. 

Instagram is great, except if you're on a Mac. There's a pretty cool Instagram uploader called Up ($19.99) that makes it as...

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14:30
Ghostbusters Reboot gets its Own LEGO Kit

LEGO has already shown its love for Ghostbusters with the Ecto-1 and firestation headquarters kits, and now the company is embracing this summer's reboot with a just announced kit that includes everything you need to get hyped up before the movie comes out. The kit includes the Ghostbusters team, proton packs, the redesigned Ecto-1 car, a new Ecto-2 motorcycle, and a monster just itching to be captured. You can pick up the new Ghostbusters kit for US$59.99 on July 1, and the movie will be in theaters on July 15.


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14:30
AWT News Update: February 5, 2016

CloudKit Dashboard

The first week of February has come and gone. Today we have a few news items about upcoming technologies, as well as business deals gone bad:

  • CloudKit gets new server-to-server web service request support
  • Rumors on who might be Apple's partner for extended range wireless charging
  • The iTunes Movie Trailers app is updated for a BIG reason
  • Never sell out of a startup in exchange for a bicycle

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14:06
Scareware Signed With Apple Cert Targets OS X...

msm1267 writes: A unique scareware campaign targeting Mac OS X machines has been discovered, and it's likely the developer behind the malware has been at it a while since the installer that drops the scareware is signed with a legitimate Apple developer certificate. "Sadly, this particular developer certificate (assigned to a Maksim Noskov) has been used for probably two years in similar attacks," said Johannes Ullrich, dean of research of the SANS Institute's Internet Storm Center, which on Thursday publicly disclosed the campaign. "So far, it apparently hasn't been revoked by Apple."


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14:05
Instagram might soon let you switch between multiple...

For Instagram users with more than one account, life is about to get a lot easier.

Instagram confirmed that it has been testing a feature to allow switching between multiple accounts on its iOS app, according to TechCrunch. Instagram users first noticed this account-switching feature on Thursday. Back in November, Instagram tested this feature for Android users, but the company did not reveal how many iOS users were able to switch accounts or when account-switching would be made official to all users.

Instagram users who have this new account-switching feature enabled will find a “Add Account” option in the app’s settings. Once you add a second account, you’ll be able to switch to it quickly by selecting it from a new menu at the top of your profile page. Whenever you get a push notification, you’ll also be able to see from which Instagram account.

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13:55
Man Ties String to iPhone and Films Ski Run (Video)

Meet Nicolas Vuignier, an enterprising young man who thought his iPhone was just about everything he needed to make cool aerial videos of his ski runs. Well, his iPhone and some string. According to his YouTube post, he tinkered with the idea for two years before coming up with the string+iPhone configuration he could use to whirl his iPhone 6 around his head as he plummeted down snowy mountains. He calls it Centriphone. No drone required. Also, it's really cool. [Via Digg]


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13:53
Apple, Inc has filed for mistrial in $625M VirnetX...

After objecting to the closing arguments made by Caldwell, Cassady & Curry attorneys representing VirnetX, Apple has now filed a motion for mistrial in the case that awarded a $625 million verdict after just a week of testimony and deliberation.

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13:46
Foxconn Set To Acquire Sharp Corporation For $5.6...

Foxconn, a Taiwanese electronics contract manufacturing/assembly company, is reported to be finalizing a deal to acquire Sharp Corporation for $5.6 billion, with the beleaguered company having finally rejected a proposed government rescue package in favor of the deal. Foxconn, formerly known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd, was brought to media attention in 2010, when the company installed suicide nets to stop the high number of employee suicides at company dorms. Although it seems out of the ordinary that one of the world's few producers of LCD panels is negotiating with Foxconn, the deal is expected to go through, making it one of the biggest foreign takeovers of a Japanese company.


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