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Saturday August 29

10:00
Gadget Ogling: Smart Bikes, Contactless Cards, and...


I never had much interest in riding a bicycle as a child, and although I now live in a tremendously bike-friendly city, I haven't found a way to learn without feeling like a total chump in public. Yet I am more interested than ever in leading a life on two wheels after discovering SmartHalo. This is a tool that attaches permanently to one's ride and turns it into a smart vehicle. The "halo" part of that name refers to the circular display, which uses color and segmented lights to indicate turn-by-turn directions.

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06:00
Come September, Apple TV Will Outshine the iPhone


About Apple's September event... Apple's annual September media event is an oxymoron -- it's become almost entirely predictable. One year it introduces a major new iPhone redesign and the next it offers incremental iPhone improvements. And make no mistake about it, despite last year's Apple Watch debut, at the core of the September event is the critically important iPhone. The obvious question is, what will be the special new feature to make it event-worthy? Answer: There won't be one. There will be several smaller improvements this year.

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06:00
The Week in iPad Cases: Speck’s first backpack can...

...plus other backpacks, traditional cases, and more!

In this week’s roundup of new iPad cases, you’ll also find all kinds of great protective options from Booq, Moshi, Saddleback, Solo, CODi, Belkin and rooCASE.

Belkin

The Striped Cover with Stand (all iPad mini models; $40) features a folio design with an adjustable stand that supports a number of viewing and typing angles in landscape orientation.

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05:00
Apple Watch How-To: Control and use the Stopwatch app

Apple Watch comes with a stopwatch app built into it, which saves you time from grabbing your iPhone, opening up the Clock app and pressing the Stopwatch tab.

There are several different ways to open up Stopwatch on the Apple Watch. You can open the app by tapping on the orange icon with a complete white circle on the home screen, use Siri to open Stopwatch by pressing and holding on the Digital Crown, hands free by saying “Hey Siri open Stopwatch,” or depending on which watch face you are using from the Stopwatch complication on the watch.


When you first open up...

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03:49
This week on AppleInsider: Sept. 9 event confirmed,...

Apple this week confirmed a Sept. 9 press event, even as last-minute rumors about it continued to flow. The company simultaneously dealt with economic tumult, as well as losing one of its key Apple Music executives.

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03:00
The week in Apple news: Sept. 9 event, Tim Cook...

Apple headlines for the week ending Aug. 28, 2015

It’s finally official: Apple will hold a product announcement event in San Francisco on September 9. The rumors says we’ll see a new iPhone and maybe an Apple TV. But the big question is, who will be the musical guest? Taylor Swift has a concert in Texas that day, so she’s out. I’ve made my prediction; do you have one? Let us know in the comments below. In the meantime, you can see all the important headlines here in this slideshow. Want to get more details on a story? Click on the link.

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Friday August 28

23:06
iPhone 6S: Larger front FaceTime camera, Force Touch...

A series of new, high-resolution photos we have obtained show new features coming to the next-generation iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. First, comparisons of the front glass indicate that the new devices will sport upgraded front-facing FaceTime cameras with bigger sensors. The white phone in our images is a current iPhone 6, while the black plate is an iPhone 6S component. The presence of larger sensors likely indicates a higher megapixel count up from the current 1.2 as well as new functionality…

We...

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20:23
Judge bars Apple, Samsung from further filings after...

A federal judge presiding over the Apple v. Samsung patent trial laid down the law this week, prohibiting either party from filing without permission after being inundated by a series of motions, objections and letters.

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19:47
NASA's Pluto probe is heading for the Kuiper...

It's been over a month since the New Horizons spacecraft flew as near as possible to Pluto and took the closest photos of the dwarf planet we've ever seen. Now, NASA has decided on its next destination: a small Kuiper Belt object (KBO) called 2014 M...

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18:51
vertical roller mill applied to tailing recycling

Forums: General Xsan TalkTags: vertical roller mill

At present, the tailing discharged are about 400 million tons to 500 million tons in China, accounting for one third of industrial waste. Among of them, the metal tailing takes for one forth, metallurgy and boiler slag take for 26%, chemical slag takes for 4%, fly ash and take for 35%. The metal recycling process will use vertical roller mill for sale and other matched ore dressing equipment. The tailing slag recycling process adopts gravity separation and magnetic separation process, so that recycle iron ore from tailing. As for different metals in the tailing, we will use spiral chute, shaking table...

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18:10
Johns Hopkins taps Apple Watch, ResearchKit for...

Johns Hopkins University, in partnership with developer Thread Research, plans to harness Apple Watch and iPhone sensors to power an ambitious ResearchKit study on epilepsy that could one day lead to an accurate method of predicting seizures.

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17:24
VMware Fusion 8.0 and Fusion 8.0 Pro

Major new release offers support for OS X 10.11 El Capitan and Windows 10. ($79.99/199.99 new, free update, 362 MB)

 

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16:45
Back from the Dead: Using Apple’s Abandoned Safari...

With Chrome a resource hog and privacy nightmare, Firefox relatively slow and boring, and Microsoft Edge not ready for prime time, there's not a lot to be excited about in the world of Windows browsers, especially for a multi-platform Mac fan. If only Safari for Windows was still around. Hey, let's see how Apple's abandoned browser works today!


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16:41
Rebuilding OD and keeping an existing xsan volume in...

Forums: TroubleshootingTags: Open DirectoryXsan10.10RebuildOD

So after lots of testing and trials, I got this process to work. WRSTUDEN had the steps all right, it was just missing some steps to make it work for me.

This is to fixed a 10.10 OD issues by rebuilding the OD and connecting to back to an existing Xsan system

Backup your old xsan config files from /Library/...

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16:15
PopChar X 7.2

Improves support for OS X 10.11 El Capitan and adds support for Unicode 8.0, which introduces 7,716 new characters. (€29.99 new, free update, 4.5 MB)

 

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13:43
News: Apple to drop first-gen Apple TV, iPod classic...

Apple will be discontinuing support for another series of its older products, which are being moved to “Obsolete” status as of September 8th,

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13:42
Currys/PC World could be first major third-party...

Electronics vendor Currys -- in some places branded as Currys/PC World -- may be the first third-party retail chain to sell the Apple Watch in the U.K., a report indicated on Friday.

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13:40
Google undermining Apple’s planned iOS 9 security

Those settings, which are slated to arrive when Apple launches its iOS 9 operating system in September, will require all content that arrives on an iPhone (via apps, ads or otherwise) to use an encryption setting known as “https.” The setting ensures that third parties can’t read or track what users are doing on their phones.

In a blog post this week, Google told AdMob users to get ready for the new Apple setting. But if they’re not prepared, Google said, they can use a few lines of code to override it.

Go fuck yourself Google.

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13:31
Earthlings Flock to Facebook by the Billion


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday announced that for the first time more than a billion people had used the site on a single day. The counter hit the milestone earlier in the week, on Monday. Nearly 1.5 billion users log on at least once monthly, according to Facebook, but Monday marked the first time that more than two-thirds of its members used the network on the same day. "Reaching a billion people in a single day is nothing to sneeze at," said Pund-IT's Charles King.

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13:31
Apps: Lara Croft GO, Instagram, Pocket, Scanbot, Vine

Lara Croft GO ($5) — Square Enix Montréal follows up on last year’s Hitman GO with a new “GO” instalment similarly based on a popular console game franchise. Like its predecessor, instead of replicating the console game onto the iOS device, Lara Croft GO creates a turn based puzzle adventure game set in the same game universe. In a game that feels like a cross between Hitman GO and Monument Valley — another one of our favorite…

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13:30
The Dalrymple Report with Merlin Mann: Don’t Provoke...

Jim and Merlin talk about beta software, bass players, and how to minimize stress when traveling.

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13:26
Save Space and Uninstall Apps with CleanMyMac 3

MacPaw’s CleanMyMac 3 is a multipurpose Mac maintenance tool and uninstaller. Joe Kissell thinks it’s effective, attractive, and easy to use — a worthy addition to any Mac user’s toolbox. But he also points out that it’s not a complete maintenance solution, and that some of its recommendations should be skipped.

 

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13:18
News: New Apple TV to feature motion sensitive remote

Apple’s signifcant update to its upcoming Apple TV set-top box is expected to feature some significant user experience improvements, according to a new report by TechCrunch. While many of the details such as the inclusion of Apple’s A8 processor, a touch-based remote, and an SDK for developers to take advantage of have already been revealed previously, this latest report suggests that all of this will combine to create a vastly better…

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12:44
New details revealed as to Skylake processors that...

New information for the Intel Skylake processors that are most likely to wind up in a MacBook Air has been released.

The Skylake processors, which may be branded the “Core m3″, “Core m5″ and “Core m7″ offer the following specs:

The low-end Core m3 6Y30 has a 900 MHz dual-core processor with Turbo Boost up to 2.2 GHz. The chip has 4MB of L3 cache, HD 515 graphics, a maximum GPU frequency of 850 MHz and 4.5 watt thermal design power (TDP). This chip would likely be suited for the base model 12-inch MacBook sold for US$1,299.

The mid-tier Core m5 6Y54 and Core m5 6Y57 are similar chips with 1.1 GHz dual-core processors and Turbo Boost up...

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12:41
Apple TVs (plus iPods & Cinema Displays) hitting...

Apple is about to discontinue repair support for a handful of products as it plans to designate some Apple TV, iPod, and display models ‘obsolete’ a day before its iPhone event next month.

The products receiving obsolete status include the original Apple TV, Mac mini (late 2009), Apple LED Cinema Display (24-inch), Apple Cinema Display (30-inch DVI Early 2007), 2nd and 3rd generation iPod touch, 3rd generation iPod shuffle, 5th generation iPod nano, and the iPod classic. All of the products become obsolete (or vintage where applicable) across all of Apple’s markets worldwide (as noted in the screenshot of a leaked internal document below) and will no...

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12:33
Pulled Huawei Watch listing may back claims of...

A deleted Amazon page for the upcoming Huawei Watch may add to evidence that Google is planning to make the Android Wear platform compatible with iOS devices.

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12:25
Rumor: Apple to keep next-gen iPhone base end...

It looks like 16 gigabytes will continue to remain the low end of storage for Apple’s next-gen iPhone.

A purported photo of an iPhone 6S information sheet seems to indicate that Apple will stick with 16 GB of storage for the base model. The image comes from Steve Hemmerstoffer and matches analysis of iPhone 6S components obtained by 9to5Mac back in June, which showed Apple using 16 GB memory chips in preproduction units.

It was initially thought that Apple would bump the low end’s storage up appreciably, although early builds of iOS 9 indicate that the new operating system is more efficient with its storage space.

The photo has yet to be verified and has...

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11:52
More claims of Wii-like motion-sensing Apple TV...

With Apple set to reveal its next set-top box on September 9th, additional details about what the device may be capable of have started to leak out of Apple. As reported in 2013, the company has been developing a new version of the Apple TV that includes motion-sensing technology to aid in controlling the interface. That rumor was bolstered by the...

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11:50
New, polished Apple TV interface said to 'blow...

The launch of new Apple TV hardware may have been delayed from WWDC to Apple's Sept. 9 event to allow the company more time to polish its interface, one that will allegedly "blow away" current, "junky" smart TV interfaces.

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11:49
News: Media companies balk at $40/mo. plan for Apple...

Pricing remains a major sticking point in Apple’s negotiations with content providers for its proposed subscription television service, according to a new report from The Information. Although Apple had been planning to unveil a new TV service as early as this fall, and was reported to be making progress in negotiations in June, more recent reports have indicated that the service isn’t expected to debut until 2016, citing talks that have…

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11:46
Weaponized Drones May Fly the Friendly Skies of...


Police in North Dakota can use drones armed with what are optimistically called "nonlethal weapons," thanks to the passage of House Bill 1328, which Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed into law this spring. The new law gives police the authority in a roundabout way: Section 5 states a law enforcement agency may not authorize the use of an unmanned aerial vehicle armed with lethal weapons. Rep. Rick Becker, R-Bismarck, in January introduced the bill, which originally sought to ban both lethal and nonlethal weapons.

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11:06
Review: Tech21 Evo Mesh Sport for iPhone 6 and Evo...

We recently received Tech21's new Evo Mesh Sport for iPhone 6 ($40) and Evo Elite for iPhone 6 Plus ($50) — though both cases are available for both of Apple's current iPhones. Both cases provide button coverage and are integrated with FlexShock, "a new cutting edge hybrid impact protection material which absorbs, dissipates and repels shock away from your device when dropped." It's a TPU case with small strips of rubber lining to cushion the phone. Evo Elite sets itself apart with a scratch-resistant coating, and a built-in hard plastic bumper on the sides of the case.{/exp:char_limit}

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11:03
Apple takes Washington

Politico:

A private conference in Washington with the attorney general (in itself a rarity for many tech magnates) would have been unthinkable for Cook’s irascible predecessor, Steve Jobs, who actively disdained D.C. Cook, much as he sought to shirk Jobs’ shadow as CEO, had also endeavored quietly to rethink his company’s relationship with the nation’s capital, becoming a leader not only ready to engage its power brokers but challenge them openly when it mattered most.

Watching Cook in his dealings with Washington has been fascinating precisely because it’s something Steve Jobs hated and wouldn’t do. Cook seems more open and able to navigate the issues.

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11:00
The Week in iOS Apps: Dispatch and Geronimo bring...

Geronimooooooooo!

This week’s roundup features two email apps—one new, one with a powerful new update. Will either find a place on your iOS device? Read on and decide.

Dispatch

The $7 Dispatch has long let you triage your email in complex fashion, supporting interactions with more than 20 third-party apps so you can, say, put an email on your to-do list for later attention rather than let it consume you right away. Version 3.0 has launched with one big new feature: It’s now available for the iPad. 

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11:00
Laser takes down drone

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10:59
Working retail taught me everything i need to know...

Lifehacker:

People say that “everyone should work retail or service at least once in their lives.” I couldn’t agree more. Like many people, some of my first jobs were retail service gigs. One in a department store, another in a bookstore. I’ve long since moved on, but I learned a lot about the nature of people—and how that battle between selfishness and empathy is something we all struggle with, every day.

I never worked long in retail but I was there long enough to know the jobs generally sucked. 99% of retail employees are good, hardworking people. Please treat them with the same respect you want for yourself.

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10:47
External Link: Adam Engst Goes Automotive on The...

Is Apple setting its sights on the car market, as the next “mobile” platform? That’s where Adam Engst and Tech Night Owl’s Gene Steinberg ended up in this podcast, segueing from CarPlay to the rumors of Apple’s self-driving car project.

 

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10:40
Apple, 161 other organizations lend aid to Pentagon...

Apple has reportedly joined the FlexTech Alliance, a collection of 162 organizations working with the Pentagon on flexible sensor electronics capable of being worn by soldiers, or molded to the outside of vehicles.

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10:30
Apple rolling out, encouraging mobile Apple Watch...

Apple is continuing to tweak its Apple Watch showroom experience within Apple Stores. Upon the initial rollout of the Apple Watch in April, Apple Stores installed large glass tables as a showcase for the different Apple Watch variations. Customers could test drive the Apple Watch via a demo unit connected to an iPad mini or try it on at a series of try-on stations. Following a pilot program across select Apple Stores across the world, Apple has now begun a widespread rollout of a new Apple Watch testing program called Mobile Try-On, according to Apple Retail employees.

As...

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10:06
StellaService says Apple's customer service has...

A study by StellaService, which measures online customer service, indicates a decline in Apple's customer service in recent months.

The decline, as reported by Cult of Mac, mainly involves Apple’s phone, email and chat problem resolution scores. While Apple typically ranks highly in this category, this quarter the amount of time customers had to wait to chat to an Apple rep increased from 34 seconds to 63 seconds. 

Even when people do get to chat to someone, the successful chat resolution rate — referring to the questions answered satisfactorily — fell from 97 percent down to 94 percent. Customers also had to wait longer to speak to a person on the phone. Wait times increased to 121 seconds, although the resolution rate was much better, at 99 percent success.

However, as...

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09:32
Tim Cook’s political savvy profiled as Apple joins...

Tim Cook’s efforts to influence policy in Washington DC in ways that better serve Apple have been hard to miss during his tenure as CEO. Pushing the company’s strong stance on privacy has been met with great pushback from the justice department and Apple was unhappy with how the ebook pricing case against it went so it’s no surprise its lobbying efforts have climbed in recent years. Now Politico, a news site focused on politics, has dedicated a lengthy 4,000+ word profile on Tim Cook’s relationship with Washington DC over the last four years....

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09:25
Apple to retire One to One Apple Store training...

Apple is planning to retire its long existing One to One training program within Apple Stores on September 28th, according to a memo sent this week to Apple retail employees. One to One launched in 2007 as a $99 per year subscription program where a Mac user could make appointments with a “Creative” at an Apple Store to learn more about using their Mac and creating content with either consumer or professional applications. Apple cites “fewer customers” signing up for One to One as the reason behind the service’s upcoming closure:

On September 28th, we will be ending One to One sales and renewals. Since 2007, there...

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09:07
Apple Music loses key exec as former Beats Music CEO...

Former Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers joined Apple when the company bought Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine’s brainchild last year. He helped Cupertino launch its own streaming service, Apple Music, and spearheaded the popular Beats 1 live radio station. Now he’s done.

The Financial Times reported Friday that Rogers resigned unexpectedly just two months after helping to launch Apple Music. But he’s not leaving to work for a streaming music rival—Rogers is going to work for a European company in an entirely different industry.

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09:02
Apple streaming TV service negotiations remain...

Though new Apple TV hardware is expected to appear at an upcoming Sept. 9 event, Apple's long-awaited subscription television service is reaffirmed to remain on hold, thanks to ongoing negotiations with content owners.

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08:59
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 27-inch Retina iMac $1,750 w...

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08:23
Samsung offers 'Test Drive' participants...

People participating in Samsung's "Ultimate Test Drive" program -- allowing iPhone owners to try a Galaxy S6, S6 Edge+, or Galaxy Note 5 for 30 days -- are being offered up to $200 in perks if they actually switch.

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07:46
Casey Liss and Trolls

Casey Liss, of the Accidental Tech Podcast, writes about being trolled.

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07:35
iPhone 6s rumors: Hello rose gold, goodbye iPhone 5c

The yearly iPhone refresh is a fact of life, as unmistakeable a sign of fall as back-to-school sales and baseball playoffs. And one thing you can count on just as certainly as a new iPhone is the rumor mill spinning out of control leading up to its unveiling. The iPhone 6s is no exception.

To help make sense of the chaotic hearsay, we've collected every rumor that has surfaced about the iPhone 6s, from its reported specs to its guesstimated release date, and everything in between—as well as tried to discern the plausibly of the rumor. It’s been a long, rumor-packed summer, but Apple will finally take the wraps off its new phones on Sept. 9. Until then, here's what we've been hearing so far.

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07:28
Apple Pay now works with PayAnywhere credit card...

CNBC:

Apple’s mobile payments service will now work with PayAnywhere, a credit card reader serving 300,000 locations across the country. The newest version of the PayAnywhere reader will be available exclusively in Apple Stores nationwide.

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07:23
Apple, other tech companies to team up with Dept. of...

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter has announced that the Obama administration has awarded a Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Flexible Hybrid Electronics to a consortium of 162 companies (including Apple), universities, and non-profits led by the FlexTech Alliance as part of the Department of Defense effort to partner with the private sector and academia "to ensure the United States continues to lead in the new frontiers of manufacturing."

By taking its part in the consortium, Apple puts itself at the cutting edge of 3D printing, wearables/sensor technology and artificial intelligence, according to Computerworld. The announcement follows a nationwide bid process for the seventh of nine such manufacturing institutes launched...

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06:59
FunBITS: Pac-Man 256 Retools Classic Fun for iOS

Pac-Man 256 is a reboot of the arcade classic that showcases the best and worst of modern gaming.

 

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06:59
Review: The Premium One W2 dual dock is a perfect...

Today we’re taking a look at what might be the best Apple Watch dock in the business. If you’re tired of just plopping your iPhone or Apple Watch on a table at night, this is a much better alternative. Meet Enblue Technology’s Premium One W2 dual dock and charging stand. Quite possibly one of the longest accessory names I’ve heard, but I’ll easily forgive that for the functionality it brings along…

If you’re thinking this looks familiar, it’s because my colleague Jeremy reviewed a different model a while back, which you can find here. This dock is awesome. There are no cables to mess with really and everything is clean and presentable. On the left side you’ll find a vertical riser...

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06:49
Why I won’t be sad to see One to One go away

Peter Cohen, writing for iMore, makes the case that if Apple did away with the One to One program, it might be a boon for non-Apple retail stores.

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06:39
News: Former Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers leaves Apple

Ian Rogers, one of the key executives behind the Apple Music launch, has now left Apple, the Financial Times reports. Rogers originally headed up the Beats Music subscription service prior to the company’s acquisition by Apple in 2014, after which he was appointed to a senior director position with Apple Music, responsible for iTunes Radio and the new Beats 1 radio service. According to people familiar with the situation, he is now leaving to…

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06:38
Apple Music exec Ian Rogers is leaving Apple

Given Rogers’ huge role in developing Beats 1 and Apple Music, his passionate advocacy for same, this is an astonishing development.

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06:34
News: Apple partners with PayAnywhere for Apple Pay

Apple has announced a new Apple Pay deal with credit card processing firm PayAnywhere, CNBC reports. The new arrangement allows Apple Pay to be accepted at any PayAnywhere credit card reader — currently in place in More than 300,000 locations throughout the U.S. As part of the deal, Apple will also become the exclusive seller for the newest version of the PayAnywhere reader in its retail stores. To promote the new deal, PayAnywhere is also offering…

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06:33
New rumors hint at an Apple Car unveiling on Sept. 9...

A Seeking Alpha article by "Electric Phred" says there's a good chance we'll see the rumored Apple Car at Apple's Sept. 9 media event. However, if I were a betting man, I'd bet against it.

Why? Electric Phred notes a report that says: "Sidewalks on two sides of the venue are inaccessible to pedestrians. Enormous power generators are stationed on the Larkin Street side of the building, occupying a lane of parking spots."

This leads him to this conclusion: "What sort of unveiling needs a 7000 seat venue, weeks of work, and likely millions of dollars? This wouldn't seem to me to be just the unveiling of the iPhone 6s or the iPad Pro (which one rumor has sporting an Intel Processor). I am betting we may see the Apple electric vehicle. Since the rental on the venue...

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06:31
Apple Music director Ian Rogers makes surprise...

One of the core Beats executives Apple acquired in its 2014 $3 billion takeover, Ian Rogers, has already left the company to pursue other ventures outside of the music streaming business, a report revealed on Friday.

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06:19
News: Report: iPhone 6S to retain 16GB base model

A new tweet from Steve Hemmerstoffer of OnLeaks shows more leaked photos of iPhone 6S packaging that would appear to confirm that Apple plans to release a 16GB version of the iPhone 6S, contrary to earlier speculation that the lowest-capacity device would be dropped in the next release. The leak notably also matches a report from early July that analyzed components purported to come from an iPhone 6S, identifying a 16GB Toshiba memory chip among them....

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06:08
Purported 'iPhone 6s' box suggests Apple...

A sticker claimed to be for the packaging for Apple's anticipated "iPhone 6s" shows a 16-gigabyte capacity, suggesting that Apple will stick with that memory level for its entry-level model.

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Griffin Twenty Digital Audio...

Today in iLounge Deals we’re offering you Griffin’s ‘Twenty’ Digital Audio Bluetooth Amplifier for only $119.99 – 20% off the regular price. This stylish Bluetooth amplifier lets you turn your existing speakers into a wireless setup to stream music from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. You can pump up the volume without sacrificing sound quality, and even power your subwoofer and in addition to streaming via Bluetooth, Twenty…

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05:21
AppleInsider podcast analyzes what to expect at...

With Apple's Sept. 9 keynote now official, the AppleInsider podcast explains everything you need to know ahead of the event, where new iPhones and a revamped Apple TV are expected. Plus, we tackle Apple's recent losses on Wall Street, the latest "Apple Car" rumors, Shane reviews some tools for digital nomads, and Mikey and Neil share their experiences with the iOS-connected Coin digital credit card.

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05:16
Samsung adds a $100-200 bribe to its test-drive...

Samsung has upped the ante on its ‘ultimate test drive‘ program, intended to persuade iPhone owners to switch by offering them a free one-month trial of an Android-powered Galaxy smartphone. For those who end up purchasing the phone, Samsung will give them $100 of Google Play credit which can be used to buy apps and other content.

If you end up trading in your iPhone, Samsung will additionally send you a check for $100 – on top of whatever trade-in deal you were offered by the retailer.

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05:00
I want all my Apple devices to have VIDITY support...

I'm definitely expecting the next generation Apple TV to be announced at Apple's Sept. 9 media event. I'll be disappointed if it lacks 4K support. In fact, I have a suggestion for Apple for future Apple TVs, Macs and iOS devices: add support for the VIDITY platform.

A one-time purchase and download of a 4K Ultra HD movie to a VIDITY-enabled storage device provides playback without an Internet connection needed, as well as across other a variety of devices. It's complementary to existing digital entertainment platforms.

It shouldn't be difficult for Apple to support the platform and technology. VIDITY spokesperson Chris Saito told Apple World Today that any device that adopts and licenses the company's technology can be VIDITY enabled. If Apple wanted Macs, Apple TVs and iOS devices to be compliant, it could license the technology and implement it via...

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05:00
6 only-for-iPad gestures you need to know

While every iPhone gesture will work on an iPad, not every iPad gesture will work on an iPhone—and some of the lesser-known but most interesting iOS gestures happen to be iPad-only.

Read on for six handy gestures for iPad—and only for iPad—starting with...

Swipe up with four (or five) fingers

Any iPhone or iPad user knows the shortcut to the iOS multitasking screen—that is, the screen that lets you swipe back and forth between all your running apps. Double-tap the Home button, and you’ll see all your background apps displayed as a series of swipeable cards.

Here’s an easy way to get to the iPad’s multitasking screen: swipe up with four or five fingers.

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04:07
Google gives developers code to disable iOS 9 app...

One of the backend improvements in iOS 9 is a strengthening of app security when accessing data from webservers. The new App Transport Security (ATS) feature ensures that only connections encrypted using HTTPS are permitted. There’s just one problem with that: not all advertisers use HTTPS, so ATS will stop some ads appearing in apps.

Google has responded by providing developers with five lines of code that allow them to disable ATS … ...

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03:45
The Apple Watch should help us get fit together

When people ask me what the best thing about the Apple Watch is—and rest assured, it comes up pretty much anytime they see I have one—I almost always tout the fitness features of the device as my favorite aspect. For one, they surpass the iPhone’s meager fitness offerings, making it one of the more compelling selling points of the Apple Watch. For another, it actually encourages me to do something that improves my life. 

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Competing against friends may motivate you to actually fill those circles. 

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02:12
iPhone 6S rumors: New packaging leak suggests 16 GB...

A purported photo of an iPhone 6S information sheet has surfaced detailing the specifications of the upcoming iPhone, due to be announced at an event on September 9th. Whilst the detailed technical specifications do not reveal anything new, the page header is intriguing. It suggests that, once again, Apple will offer a 16 GB base model version of the iPhone 6S. (Via Steve Hemmerstoffer)

Low storage space iPhone SKUs is a big complaint in the community. Many had thought this would be the year Apple finally drops 16 GB from the new lineup of phones for good. Although iOS 9 is more efficient regarding storage, features...

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01:42
Key Apple Music / Beats 1 director Ian Rogers leaves...

Apple Music and Beats 1 lead Ian Rogers has unexpectedly left Apple two months since the Apple Music launch. Although Apple Music app has received some criticism, Roger’s primary responsibility, Beats 1, has received much critical acclaim and has been widely praised, so it is surprising to see a resignation out of the director. The Financial Times first reported the departure, which has now been confirmed by Apple.

Before joining Apple, Ian Rogers was CEO of Beats Music. The report frames the resignation as unexpected, with sources claiming Ian Rogers has joined a new...

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01:33
Twitter introduces Music on Vine: Better audio...

Last night, Vine announced that it’s bringing greater music controls to its popular video-looping app on iOS. While users have always had the ability to include audio of any kind in their Vines, this new update makes it far more precise. The biggest update is a feature called ‘Snap to Beat’ which enables users to more easily create a seamless loop, or perfect loop where you can’t tell the beginning of the audio from the end.

To get Snap to Beat working for you, choose a song by tapping on the music note in the ‘Details’ screen. Snap to Beat automatically identifies how much of the song to use to make a seamless loop, then trims the video to fit that music clip. If you don’t want it happening auto-magically, you can switch off Snap to Beat and edit the audio manually yourself....

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23:59
Status Analysis of sand making machine Disposal in...

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According to the statistics of the authority, the waste output in Korea in recent years has been showing the trend of continuous increase. In the proportion of all kinds of waste construction materials, waste concrete accounts for 65%, followed by waste pitch that accounts for 18.9%, muck materials account for 4.6% and other waste accounts for 11.5%. The report also points out that the waste output in 2011 was 68.077 million ton, increasing 10.3% than that of 2006, and what deserves attention is that waste concrete and waste pitch (refer to recycling aggregate source hereinafter) accounted for about 84%.

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20:14
Apple partners with PayAnywhere to bring Apple Pay...

Apple today announced a new partnership with PayAnywhere, a credit card reader that serves more than 300,000 locations around the United States. As part of the partnership, the latest version of the PayAnywhere reader will also be sold in all Apple Stores beginning this September for $39.95.

The PayAnywere Mobile Reader accepts Apple Pay, as well as a variety of other contactless NFC payment solutions and traditional magnetic stripe credit cards. It’s also EMV-capable. To promote Apple Pay usage, the company is also offering merchants $5,000 of free Apple Pay transaction processing.

“We are very excited to launch sales exclusively in Apple Stores throughout the country,”...

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19:52
Google offers 'short term fix' to help ad...

Google on Thursday informed developers of a five-line bit of code crafted to sidestep Apple's upcoming App Transport Security encryption feature in iOS 9 by creating HTTPS exceptions, which could in some cases block mobile ads from appearing.

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18:08
Research firm claims Apple’s customer service...

According to a new report out of market research firm StellaService, Apple’s customer service took a turn for the worse during the second quarter of 2015. The firm, who develops its data by tracking and evaluating online retailers on a daily basis, claims that Apple is now ranked 25th in terms of customer service among the companies it profiled. Retailer L.L.Bean ranked first, while Apple retail head Angela Ahrendts’ former company Burberry ranked 7th. In the “electronics/media” category, however, Apple was the only surveyed company to place.

In terms of online shipping, Apple fell to 14th place this year, although its shipping fulfillment time...

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18:00
The Week in iPhone Cases: Ballistic’s sparkly design...

...plus wallet cases, slim picks, and more!

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases includes wallet cases from Lab. C and Elago, extra battery power from Zero Lemon, and a variety of catchy designs from Native Union, Incase, iLuv, and more!

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The Jewel Spark (iPhone 6; $25) features a transparent shell with raised edges and reinforced corners for advanced protection against bumps and impacts.

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Apple's customer service suffers in Q2, study...

A study from market research firm StellaService published this week seemingly reveals a rapid decline in Apple's customer service capabilities, from a slight slip in shipping fulfillment to longer wait times for online and phone support.

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16:22
YouTube Opens Video Game Floodgates


It's alive! YouTube Gaming, a hub that's home to over 25,000 video game pages, on Wednesday began broadcasting live and on-demand streams, let's play videos and the like. The gaming hub is accessible on desktop PCs, and on Android and iOS devices. YouTube's new hub is likely to offer a serious challenge to Twitch, the video game streaming service Amazon bought last year. Twitch has shown the world that gamers enjoy watching video games so much that they don't care who's controlling the gamepad or manning the keyboard and mouse.

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Help my daughter

My daughter and her boyfriend, Ian, have had a rough month. Ian’s computer was stolen in Montreal a couple of weeks ago, and earlier today his camera gear was stolen. Nicole set up a GoFundMe page to help raise some money to buy new gear. I realize money is tight for everyone, but If you can help, I thank you.

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15:30
AWT News Update: August 27, 2015

Today's news is right here, for your listening or reading pleasure:

  • Apple officially sent out those invitations for the September 9 iPhone event, and there's going to be a huge new audience to watch what transpires...
  • Instagram goes wide, Square gets an appointment app, and Workflow grabs notifications and syncing.

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for August 27, 2015.

In case you’re locked in a cave right now and the only information you’re getting is from this podcast, Apple has officially sent out invitations to its September 9 event where new iPhones and a redesigned Apple TV are expected to debut. We’ll have all...

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15:03
Walking Dead creator releases new iOS game ‘Road to...

Robert Kirkman, creator of the hugely popular TV series The Walking Dead, has today unveiled a new game for iOS based on the show. Dubbed “The Walking Dead: Road to Survival,” the game is described as a “thrilling, mature adventure constantly toeing the line between life and the undead.”

Road to Survival is a role-playing game based on a new story from Walking Dead writer Jay Bonansinga and features the dark aesthetic that fans of the show have come to know and appreciate. The game includes iconic characters from the show such as Rick, Michonne, and the Governor. The premise of the game is to collect resources, build and fortify compounds, search for and rescue fellow survivors, and fend off the undead.

From the description of the game:

The Walking Dead: Road to Survival is a mature, intense, story-driven...

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14:48
Review: Are Belkin’s latest Wemo lights worth the...

Belkin’s three latest products in its Wemo line of Wi-Fi connected, smartphone-controlled products for the home include a white bulb starter kit, a versatile strip light, and...

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14:16
Apple sends out invitations for September 9th media...

The rumors of the media event on September 9th were true.

Apple just sent out official invitations to assorted media outlets for its media event on Wednesday, September 9th. The invitation teases the reader with “Hey Siri, give us a hint” and the event itself will take place at 10 AM PT at Bill Graham auditorium in San Francisco, California. Apple’s September event is set to include the next generation iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus as well as the long awaited Apple TV hardware update.

The Siri tag also increases speculation as to Siri integration with the next generation of Apple TV hardware, which has been rumored for a while now....

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14:09
September iPhone event marks return of live stream...

Next month's iPhone event will mark the first time in recent history that Windows users will be able to officially live-stream an Apple presentation, the company quietly revealed on Thursday through the event's website.

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13:19
Square launches Appointments iPhone app for booking...

Mobile payment firm Square on Thursday launched Square Appointments, a combination service and iPhone app for businesses dependent on client bookings.

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13:18
Tip of the Day: Customizing World Clock City...

Most of the watch faces on the Apple Watch include the ability to add a world clock display — a handy feature for travelers or anybody who needs to regularly keep track of the time in more than one city. To use the feature, you simply add additional world clocks in your iPhone “Clock” app and these automatically appear on the Apple Watch. By default, the Apple Watch uses pre-determined abbreviations for each city, however you can customize…

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13:00
Siri-ously, what can we expect on Sept. 9?

It's official. Apple will hold a media event on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 10 am (Pacific), at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. The media invitation came with the teaser: "Hey Siri, give us a hint." I've stared into my crystal ball to see what we can expect.

Of course, we'll see new iPhones, which will have Siri support. And, hopefully, a new Apple TV with Siri support. However, Tim Cook & Company wouldn't hold the event in the massive Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco (which seats 7,000) for just those announcements, would they? Nah. So I'm expecting bigger Siri announcements. Among them….

  • An improved Siri that can understand my Tennessee accent. There'll be no more instances when I say "Call Maggiano's," that I'm told "I can't find a number for Maggie Arnold." And since Tim Cook is, like me, a Southern boy (he's from Alabama), I'm sure that he's fixed things in Siri so we can say "Hey, y'all" instead of "Hey, Siri" to...
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12:26
How to Disable Auto-Play Videos on Social Media

Don’t want to stumble across a potentially disturbing video on social media? Josh Centers explains how to disable auto-play videos on your favorite social networks.

 

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12:26
Instagram loosens limits, enables portrait,...

Facebook on Thursday released an update to its Instagram apps for iOS and Android, opening up the media-sharing service to posts in landscape and portrait ratios.

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12:22
Intel's drone investment, faster in-flight WiFi...

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12:05
Shadow IT Feeds 'Man in the Cloud' Attacks


Shadow IT -- the use of unauthorized online services by company employees -- is a concern of cyberwarriors charged with defending business systems against network attacks. There's new evidence that those concerns are justified. A new attack vector on business systems leverages the synchronization features of services like Dropbox and Google Drive to perform malicious mischief, according to a report Imperva released earlier this month at the Black Hat Conference in Las Vegas.

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12:03
Review: Thonet & Vander Koloss Bluetooth Speaker

Thonet & Vander may not yet be a big name in the US audio market, but they’re certainly trying to make a statement. The massive Bluetooth-enabled Koloss ($400), currently scheduled for release in September, is at the top of T&V’s "high-end" home speaker line. T&V claims that the Koloss will “overcome all barriers” and “lead us to the limit of sound” with proprietary technologies like “Rage Bass” and “GlowFX.” Though our days of testing at high volume certainly forced sound through the barriers of our apartment walls, we’re not sure that the Koloss quite delivers on the pure audio experience that its marketing promises.{/exp:char_limit}
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12:00
View a wealth of image data with PixelMet for iPhone

Like so many apps, PixelMet (free with in-app purchase) was built to fill a specific need. "When I am on my Mac," developer Danny Wong told me, "I can view the location of my photos with the Photos app on OS X. However, I can't do the same thing on iOS to my satisfaction, and I couldn't find any third party app that did the job. I thought, why don't I build one myself?"

The result is PixelMet, which Danny calls "a companion to Apple's Photos app on iOS," akin to the "get info" function on a Mac. I've been playing with it for a few days and I've found it's a nifty little utility. Here's our look at PixlMet for iPhone.

Summarize, Mr. Data

PixelMet's provides a lot of information on your photos. Once you've given the app permission to access your photos, just tap anyone to make your selection. From there you're taking to a very clean and well laid-out information screen....

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11:52
PayAnywhere to launch Apple Pay-compatible card...

A company called PayAnywhere is preparing to launch a self-named card reader that could help bring Apple Pay support to small businesses, which have so far mostly foregone the technology.

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11:39
iPhone 6S will come in Apple Watch-like Rose Gold...

Earlier this year, reports began to suggest that Apple would launch the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus in an additional color beyond the Space Gray, Silver, and Gold options that have been available in the popular iPhone 6 and...

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11:37
Instagram steps out of the box, allows posts in...

Your already-packed Instagram feed is about to get a little bit taller. Or wider. Or both. On Thursday, Instagram announced that everyone’s favorite photo-sharing app will now support posts in both landscape and portrait orientation, stepping away from the perfectly square limit that has defined Instagram since its launch. This expanded posting option will apply to both photos and videos, and you’ll select which orientation you’d like to use during the formatting process—similarly to how you choose a filter, you’ll now be able to choose to post in landscape, portrait, or the traditional square.

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11:36
External Link: Apple Event Set for September 9th

Apple’s next big media event is set for 9 September 2015 at 10 AM PDT, and you can watch it live in Safari for Mac and iOS, in the Apple TV’s Apple Events app, and surprisingly, in the new Edge browser in Windows 10. If you’re busy at that time, the recording usually remains available afterwards. Apple is expected to announce new iPhone models, and other possibilities include updated iPads and an Apple TV refresh.

 

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11:12
Rumor: New display with Force Touch could make...

A leaked display component purportedly destined for Apple's next-generation iPhone has been measured up and comes in heavier and thicker than its counterpart in the iPhone 6, suggesting that the addition of Force Touch might make the "iPhone 6s" bigger than its predecessor.

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11:10
Square debuts new schedule booking Appointments app...

The San Francisco-based company Square has always focused on using technology to make commerce tools accessible to businesses of all sizes, and their latest app adds another resource to their growing lineup of mobile payment solutions.

Square Appointments for iOS is an iPhone-only app that lets clients book appointments and businesses manage schedules. Perks include appointment reminders for clients through push notifications and appointment history for businesses. Square highlights these specific features in their new app:

  • Manage appointments on the go: Set up and edit your appointments anywhere your business takes you.
  • Carry all your clients with you: Access and edit your client profiles.
  • Accept appointments instantly: Accept or decline appointments directly through your iPhone notifications screen.
  • Complete payments anywhere: Check clients out directly on your iPhone seamlessly through the Square app.

Businesses can...

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11:00
Building AWT: Advertising

Over the past day, you've probably noticed some little "Advertise Here" banners show up on the site, replacing the in-house ad spots we had produced in hopes of doing our own ad sales. That didn't work too well, so we've hitched our fortunes to a well-known online advertising firm called BuySellAds. 

We feel that BuySellAds is a good fit for Apple World Today. We get full control over which ads run, so you won't be inundated with the "1 Weird Trick To Reduce Belly Fat" ads you see on other Apple sites. This also opens us up to a larger pool of potential advertisers than what we have had in the past, which can help us to increase our revenues. If you're an advertiser, just click one of those little banners to see the rate sheet. 

We have some ideas in store for our Patreon patrons as well, so expect new goals and spiffs for those of you who make it all possible. 

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10:58
Apple’s first employee: The remarkable odyssey of...

Tech Republic:

Apple was not even officially a company yet, and Fernandez had to delay working for Jobs and Woz until he gave his notice at HP. But, when he came on board in early 1977 it was just as Mike Markkula became an investor and Apple Computer, Inc. was officially formed. Fernandez became the first official full-time employee.

I love these stories of the original Apple employees and the loose organization and work duties involved.

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