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14:00
AWT News Update: August 21, 2015

For a Friday, it's quite a busy Apple news day:

  • Apple hires a former senior engineer from Tesla Motors who was working on that company's autonomous vehicle firmware
  • Hip-hopper and Apple Beats executive Dr. Dre apologizes for his mistreatment of women during the 1990s
  • Samsung wants you to try one of its new phones for 30 days for a buck

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for August 21, 2015.

Reuters has reported that Apple has hired a senior engineer from Tesla Motors, Jamie Carlson, to work on a special project — presumably its own car project. At Tesla, Carlson reportedly worked on the company’s autonomous vehicle firmware...

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13:47
Apps: Animal Jam Play Wild, Final Fantasy VII,...

Animal Jam — Play Wild (free) — WildWorks brings its popular kids’ web-based kids game and social network to the iPad in this new app, allowing kids to join up and play while on the go. Featuring educational content developed in association with National Geographic, including videos, animal photography, and fascinating animal facts, the iOS app provides the same immersive experience for kids, letting them chat with their friends, play games,…

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13:40
Apple job opening points to deeper Apple Music...

An Apple job opening posted on Friday suggests that the company is looking to expand links between Siri and Apple Music, presumably in the form of new voice commands.

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13:38
Spotify Just Learned the Hard Way About Customer...

What happens when you change your company's privacy policy? If you're Spotify, your customers freak out and CEO Daniel Ek has to apologize and go on the defensive. The changes give Spotify access to your smartphone's photos, contacts, location, voice control, and sensor data, which seems like a lot for a streaming music service-especially when the change feels to customers like it's being done on the sly.


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13:31
Gear: SwitchEasy Colors for Apple Watch

SwitchEasy’s Colors ($15) — which we’ve seen in the past for iPhone — is now a soft TPU cover for Apple Watch. Smartly, the covers are specifically designed to match Apple Watch Sport bands. There are black, white, and blue covers, and each cover comes with a set of three interchangeable side button covers — the button colors change based on cover. Both 42mm and 38mm covers are available at the same price.

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13:04
Apple hires senior Tesla engineer as 'Project...

The alleged hiring war between Apple and Tesla continues behind the scenes, with one of the electric carmaker's top engineers switching sides and joining Apple, presumably to bolster its rumored automotive project.

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13:00
Speck CandyShell Inked Luxury cases for iPhone 6...

Speck CandyShell Inked Luxury cases for iPhone 6. Photo ©2015, Steven Sande.

Some of the most colorful protective cases for the iPhone come from Speck, and with the new CandyShell Inked Luxury line (US$49.95, available exclusively at Best Buy), the company has gone all out to beautify and protect your iPhone 6.

The cases are designed with military grade drop protection, and meet or exceed MIL-STD-810G drop test standards. That protection comes from a hard outside shell with a cushioning silicone wrapper inside and on the edges. There’s a slightly raised bezel to protect screens from drops right onto the phone face. With all of the protection, the Inked Luxury cases weigh in at only 1.8 ounces.

Speck CandyShell Inked Luxury case in "Stacked Cube Green"

There are button covers for the power and volume buttons,...

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12:56
Mum Robot Goes Darwinian on Her Kids


A "mother" robot has demonstrated natural selection and the process of evolution in action, according to researchers from the University of Cambridge. Scientists typically have to go back in time to study evolution -- it's rarely observable over the course of a human lifetime. However, for robots and artificial intelligence, it's a different story. Natural selection -- basically reproduction and assessment and reproduction and assessment -- was observable in the robot, which improved on its offspring with each generation.

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12:53
Apple pushes Recovery Update 2.0 for OS X El Capitan...

Apple has published an update to the OS X Recovery software for users on the beta version of OS X El Capitan. The update appears to have been published late yesterday without much fanfare. The boilerplate change log notes that it includes “improvements” to the Recovery software indicating that it’s likely just a bug fix release.

OS X El Capitan beta 7 was released to developers earlier this week alongside a matching public beta. The operating system will be released later this year.

Filed under: Mac Tagged: el capitan...

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12:38
Aduro Surge Protector and USB Charger: $19

Aduro's wall-mount surge protector includes six outlets and two USB charging ports and it plugs into your current wall outlet without extra cords to get in the way. You can use it to charge up to seven devices at the same time, and it's built-in surge protection protects from power fluctuations that could otherwise leave you with fried electronics. Aduro's surge protector and USB charger is regularly priced at US$40, but TMO has a special deal for 52% off so you'll pay only $19.


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12:31
Apple hires yet another former Tesla engineer to...

Apple appears to have hired yet another former Tesla engineer to join its ever growing automated car team. First noticed by Reuters, Apple has hired Jamie Carlson to likely join its car team. Carlson’s LinkedIn profile reflects that he has left Tesla and joined Apple, although his role at Apple is simply listed as a a member of a special projects group.

While at Tesla, Carlson worked on its Autopilot self-driving program. Prior to his stint at Tesla, he worked on automotive vision systems for Gentex Corp.

Reuters also notes that Apple has recently added six other members to its self driving car team, including Megan McClain, a former Volkswagen engineer working in automated driving, as well as Vinay Palakkode, a Carnegie Mellon...

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11:46
Review: SwitchEasy Blocks Customizable Dock Building...

SwitchEasy's Blocks ($20) is one of the strangest products we've seen in a while. It's a customizable dock building set for Apple Watch, made of LEGO-style blocks (SwitchEasy notes the set is "compatible with leading manufacturing building blocks."). SwitchEasy has included a charging cradle with two interchangeable clips — for either the Sport charger or the metal-accented Apple Watch charger. The set also comes with 92 blocks in random colors, and sets of directions to create an Apple Watch Dock and a dual dock that can charge an Apple Watch or an iPhone.{/exp:char_limit}

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11:45
German Car Makers Wary of Apple but Seeking...

Daimler's chief executive has just declared that different types of cooperation are possible with Apple and Google. What he may be saying is that some U.S. high tech companies are moving so fast, in car technology, the conventional car industry cannot afford to be left behind. Joint ventures are being looked at.


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11:09
News: Dr. Dre, Apple make statements on Beats co-...

Apple and Beats co-founder Dr. Dre have both issued a formal response to the allegations of his past incidents of misogyny and decades-old criminal charges of physical abuse against women, which have resurged in the wake of the new N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton. In a statement to The New York Times, Dre said, “Twenty-five years ago I was a young man drinking too much and in over my head with no real structure in my life. However, none…

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10:53
Apple's Dr. Dre apologizes for past abuse of...

Newfound attention to crimes committed by Dr. Dre 25 years ago have led both the entrepreneur and Apple to issue statements, in which the Beats cofounder said he is sorry for committing violence against women when he was younger.

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10:35
French carriers informed that 'iPhone 6s'...

French wireless carriers are hearing that preorders for next-generation iPhones will open on Sept. 11, two days after a rumored press event, according to claims made on Friday.

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10:28
TMO Daily Observations 2015-08-21: Apple’s Neglected...

Apple has been sleeping at the wheel, according to TMO's John Martellaro. John joins Jeff Gamet to talk about the products he thinks Apple has neglected, plus they offer up their thoughts on Swatch trademarking Apple's "one more thing" line.


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10:21
Apple & Dr Dre confront allegations over the...

Hip-hop artist Dr. Dre’s controversial and storied past was bound to become an issue for Apple at some point after it bought the company he co-founded for $3 billion last year. Now Apple is hoping it can let the rapper’s history live in the past, which is especially tricky as it promotes the biofilm “Compton” depicting the rapper’s entrance into fame.

The biographical film, which was produced with close cooperation from Dr. Dre, has been criticized for omitting decades old allegations that the artist physically abused women. Today both Dr. Dre and Apple released statements addressing the controversy, Dre saying that he deeply apologizes for his actions 25 years ago and adding that “it has forever impacted all of our lives” while Apple said that “we have every reason to believe that he has changed.”...

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09:49
Sony's SmartBand 2 Takes the Plunge


Sony on Thursday unveiled its SmartBand 2 fitness tracker. It has an advanced heart rate sensor and a variety of communications capabilities. It informs wearers when they get calls, messages, emails or notifications on social media sites. It sports interchangeable silicone rubber bands in black, white, pink and indigo. The SmartBand 2 is compatible with any device running Android 4.4 KitKat or later, as well as iOS 8.2 or later. It can be submerged in up to three meters -- nearly 10 feet -- of water without damage.

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09:38
Spotify apologizes for its new controversial privacy...

Spotify’s CEO Daniel Ek published a blog post today apologizing and attempting to clarify its recently updated privacy policy that proved to be controversial among some users and press. In the post, Ek explains that updated terms granting Spotify access to more of users’ personal information is only to further customize the Spotify experience and that giving up that data will be entirely an opt-in experience for users:

In our new privacy policy, we indicated that we may ask your permission to access new types of information, including photos, mobile device location, voice controls, and your contacts. Let me be crystal clear here: If you don’t want to share this kind of information, you don’t have to. We will ask for your express permission before...

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09:19
Rumor: Apple working on 'smart bands' for...

A new rumor claims that Apple will add capabilities to the Apple Watch, and sell upgrades without the need to buy an entirely new watch, in the form of "smart bands" that could launch as early as 2016.

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09:15
Latest iPhone ad: Apple Pay available in over 1...

A new 30-second ad from Apple is touting Apple Pay, what it can be used for, and the fact that Apple Pay is now accepted at over 1 million locations. 


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09:08
Microsoft confirms elimination of Nokia's Salo...

Microsoft on Friday announced the closure of Nokia's former cellphone development unit in Salo, Finland, along with plans to cut up to 2,300 jobs in the country, part of a broader plan to refocus the company and make it more profitable.

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09:00
9to5Toys Last Call: iPhone 6/Plus Screen Protector $...

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09:00
Google Chrome 46 to include Mac-specific changes,...

If the current builds of the Chrome web browser have been driving you mildly nuts, Google might have some fixes on the way.

A test build of Google’s forthcoming Chrome 46 makes substantial improvements to the performance of the Web browser on the Mac.

The build appears to halve Chrome’s memory consumption, and make formely slow tabs much faster. At the same time, the browser also appears to consume fewer CPU and power resources.

The fixes are part of a wider effort to stamp out bugs, improve Javascript performance and provide better support for graphics on the Mac. Google has also been working on porting a Chrome OS feature...

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08:41
Greatest…update notes…ever

Big hat tip to Marco Arment for a fantastic tweet of the best update notes ever.

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08:38
iPassword for iOS updated to 5.5, adds Apple Watch,...

This might be worth snagging.

1Password for iOS has been updated, version 5.5 allowing users access to a Touch ID button under the Master Password field so you can choose to sign in using your finger print even if you accidentally hit cancel on the first request. Tapping the fingerprint button prompts the system Touch ID unlock screen.

The new version also features an improvement to how the app can stay unlocked between uses in different apps. Previously 1Password’s extension in other apps required being unlocked by password, passcode, or Touch ID each time. Now, the 1Password extension and 1Password app share the same unlock time limits.

A slew...

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08:32
External Link: Apple Finally Acknowledges Dr. Dre’s...

Since the release of the film “Straight Outta Compton,” rapper Dr. Dre has been under fire for decades-old allegations of misogyny and violence against women. Dre, who has served as an executive at Apple since it acquired Beats Electronics last year, has issued a public apology to the New York Times. “Twenty-five years ago I was a young man drinking too much and in over my head with no real structure in my life. However, none of this is an excuse for what I did. I’ve been married for 19 years and every day I’m working to be a better man for my family, seeking guidance along the way. I’m doing everything I can so I never resemble that man again,” Dre said. Apple lent Dre support in a statement, saying, “Dre has apologized for the mistakes he’s made in the past and he’s said that he’s not the same person that he was 25 years ago. We believe his sincerity and after working with him for a year and a half, we have every reason to believe that he has changed.”

 

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08:16
MiStand+ Aluminium Tablet Stand

Thanks to MiStand+ for sponsoring The Loop this week. MiStand+ your tablet, any angle. Innovative, multi-axis adjustable stand for use with any tablet.

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08:08
∞ New iPhone Apple Pay ad

There’s a completely different feel to this ad.

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08:00
iOS 9 and proactive intelligence

Jonny Evans takes a tour through iOS 9′s proactive intelligence. Well done.

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08:00
Declining movie attendance, higher ticket prices...

2014 was a terrible year for movie attendance, with audience numbers plunging to the lowest they've been in two decades, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Ironically, this could be good news for Apple.

Approximately 1.26 billion consumers purchased cinema tickets between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2014. That's the lowest number since 1.21 billion in 1995 and not that far ahead of 1994 (1.24 billion). The last time admissions fell below the 1.3 billion mark was in 2011, when only 1.28 billion people when to the movies.

What's more, a 2014 Harris survey of 2,311 adults polled online says that 68% of U.S. adults went to the movies at least once last year. However, two-thirds of Americans say they're going to the movies less often now than a few years ago, with a majority (57%)  adding that they prefer watching films at home over going to the theater. The main...

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08:00
Spotify CEO: Sorry about our super creepy new...

Spotify is in full damage-control mode after the streaming music service’s new privacy policy spurred a wave of Internet outrage. Spotify CEO Daniel Ek apologized for the kerfuffle on Friday, and promised that the company is revising its privacy policy in the coming weeks to “better reflect” its intentions.

Spotify users were appalled when the company changed the terms of its privacy policy this week to allow the app to access your phone’s sensor data, photos, contacts, location, and voice controls. Why would a streaming music app need all of that information?

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07:58
Samsung tries to lure away iPhone users with 30-day...

Samsung's sales have been sliding downward for a while now, and it's getting creative in its attempts to win new users. Today it announced an "Ultimate Test Drive" promotion targeted at iPhone users: Pay $1, and you can try a Galaxy S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, or Galaxy Note 5 for 30 days on your choice of Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, or T-Mobile.

If that sounds appealing to you, visit the samsungpromotions.com site on your iPhone and choose your carrier and model. As of this writing, it looks like some of the phones are "not available" on AT&T, Verizon, or T-Mobile, but this may just be an early bug that gets ironed out as the promotion runs.

These phones will come with activated SIM cards so you don't actually need to stop using your iPhone to try one. Unfortunately...

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07:47
How to use Apple Watch Maps for navigation and...

If you’ve still not spent quality time with the Apple Watch Maps app, this is well worth the read.

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07:43
Swatch grabs trademark for Jobs’ “One More Thing”...
07:43
Apple’s Australia Bond Sale Hits a Record Breaking $...

Apple's kangaroo bond blew past Australia's biggest bond sale to date topping AU$3 billion. The company took in $1.2 billion in orders for the bond sale during its first two hours, and didn't slow down.

The Mac Observer Spin: Sure looks like Australian investors want a piece of Apple's success.


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07:40
JFK airport displays actual security wait time using...
07:33
Samsung to let iPhone users try their phones for $1

Clever? Desperate? Maybe both.

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07:21
Swatch grabs ‘One More Thing’ trademarks as apparent...

Swatch, apparently threatened by Apple’s recent forays into watchmaking, has taken another legal step seemingly aimed at tweaking Cupertino: registration of two “One More Thing” trademarks, a catch phrase famously associated with former Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ keynote speeches.

Discovered this week by Wirtschaft and noted by Patently Apple, the trademarks “One More Thing” (1261461) and “Swatch One More Thing” (1261460) appear to have been filed for in November of 2014, published in Switzerland this May, and registered across 44 countries yesterday. Swatch has...

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07:20
Daimler CEO leaves door open to 'different...

Daimler is open to "different types" of cooperation with Apple and Google, with the understanding their technology could be essential to future cars, Daimler's CEO said in a magazine interview published on Friday.

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07:15
50% off Take Control books for 3 more days, and one...

Turns out Take Control Books is having a back to school sale, 50% off all their books through August 24th. Take a look.

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07:00
The Field Tote is rugged, handsome — and manly

Hey, men, WaterField Designs' US$119 Field Tote is a manly tote that's rugged and handsome and manly and …

Well, okay, it's basically a man purse. But — darn it! — it's still manly. Made of waxed canvas and full grain, distressed leather, the Field Tote has the looks, size and features for guys to use professionally or casually. Though it only weighs one pound, you can pack a lot of gear into this baby when you're hitting the road. It's flexible enough that, when empty, can be folded and stuffed inside another bag such as a suitcase.

The leather handles are long enough to sling the Field Tote over your shoulder. Yet they're short enough that you can carry the tote by your side without it dragging the ground. 

You can stow your MacBook or iPad in the Field Tote or stuff in your gym towels or magazines. There's a quick access pouch...

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06:59
News: Daimler CEO open to future Apple partnership

The CEO of Daimler — the automotive company best known for its Mercedes-Benz brand — has indicated that he’s open to “different types” of cooperation with Apple, Reuters reports. Although Damiler Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche’s comments remained generally noncommittal, in an interview with Deutsche Unternehmerboerse, Zetsche simply said that “many things are conceivable,” with companies such as Apple and Google…

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06:16
News: Daily Deal: RescueTime Premium 1-year...

Today in iLounge Deals you can get a one-year membership to RecuseTime Premium for only $19.99 – over 70% off the regular price. RescueTime encourages productivity by tracking your digital activity across all of your devices, showing you where you may be using your time less efficiently, and providing tools to help you reallocate accordingly. RescueTime requires almost no effort on your part, simply running in the background to automatically measure…

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06:09
Jeff Gamet Discusses Apple’s Next iPad on MacVoices

The Mac Observer's Jeff Gamet teamed up with MacVoices this week for a special MacJury panel to look at what could be in store for Apple's next iPad. The panel also offered up their thoughts on the rumored September iPhone launch event, the future of the iPad mini, how they use their iPads, and more.


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05:55
MDM Vulnerability In Apple iOS Sandbox Facilitates...

An anonymous reader writes: A vulnerability in Apple's iOS sandbox, which could affect personal information as well as configuration settings, has been discovered by Appthority's Enterprise Mobility Threat Team. It affects all mobile device management (MDM) clients, and any mobile applications distributed by an MDM that use the "Managed App Configuration" setting for private data. An attacker could potentially create a rogue app, perhaps masquerading as a productivity tool to increase the chances of it getting installed, and then distribute the attack by means of the iTunes store or "spear fishing" email attacks.


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05:38
AppleInsider podcast talks 'Apple Car'...

Get all caught up on the latest "Apple Car," Apple TV, and "iPhone 6s" rumors on this week's all-new AppleInsider podcast. Mikey also shares his experiences with the HomeKit-connected iHome smart plug, Neil gives his impressions of a unique new tethered drone, and Shane extolls the potential of Force Touch input.

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05:25
With iPhone 6S release imminent, fate of 4 inch ‘...

We are just weeks away from the launch of the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, Apple’s newest addition to the iPhone lineup, but the fate of the iPhone 5c successor, a new 4-inch iPhone dubbed by the rumor mill as the ‘iPhone 6c’, remains unclear.

When Apple upped the screen sizes last year, it did not offer an update to the iPhone 5c. This has led much speculation that Apple was saving an update for the 4-inch iPhone to next year to allow the big screened iPhone 6 take the limelight. Since then, there has been many conflicting reports over the release of Apple’s next 4-inch iPhone. A Chinese media report indicates that Apple will actually release a smaller iPhone 6c in November.

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03:55
Hands-on with Spotlight in El Capitan: Location info...

Apple recently released the public beta of El Capitan, and users other than those with developer accounts can try out the software before release. (Find out about Apple’s public beta program.)

I took a close look at Spotlight in Yosemite recently. It’s time for a first look at Spotlight, which gets some new features in El Capitan. Don’t forget that things may change between now and the official release in the fall.

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03:30
Are this summer's blockbuster movie games any...

Good movies, good games?

Once upon a time, truly not that long ago, nearly every big Hollywood movie release came with a console and portable game to match. They were often expensive ($50-60) and rarely very good, so the reputation of terrible movie games grew and lingered.

Nowadays, with the rise of mobile gaming, film studios have found it much more beneficial to release iOS games—usually free-to-play ones, too—to promote their flicks with less expense and many more potential players to reach. But are these games any good? Well, sometimes—but the middling reputation from the console days hasn’t disappeared. Here’s a look at the biggest iOS movie games of summer 2015, and whether they lived up to their namesakes.

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00:01
SMART Technologies Kapp IQ Digital Whiteboard

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Thursday August 20

21:59
Samsung debuts ‘Ultimate Test Drive’ program, giving...

Samsung has launched a new promotional offer aimed squarely at iPhone owners. In a bid to attract Apple’s users to the latest lineup of Galaxy smartphones, the South Korean competitor will now let iPhone users take one of three new models for the “ultimate test drive” for a full month.

In order to qualify for this offer, customers will need to visit a special Samsung website from their iPhone. Using a desktop browser will notify potential switchers that they need...

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21:37
Samsung offers iPhone users free 30-day test drive...

Samsung on Thursday announced a new initiative designed to steal away users of Apple's iPhone, offering current owners of the device a virtually free 30-day "test drive" with one of its latest Galaxy handsets.

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20:16
Nothing Could Be Finer Than Point Linux


Point Linux 3.0, dubbed "Agni," combines a solid operating system with a traditional no-frills approach to performance and reliability. In several ways, Point Linux belies the criticisms of Linux desktop newcomers who find that Linux not simple and straightforward to use. Point Linux is easy to install. It has a clear interface. Everything works out of the box. Two reasons for this glowing assessment are Point's roots in Debian GNU/Linux and its integration of either the GNOME 2 fork desktop MATE or a slightly tweaked version of Xfce.

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18:19
Apple Pay is focus of latest 'If it's not...

Apple on Thursday released a new television commercial as part of its "If it's not an iPhone" campaign, this time throwing a spotlight on the smartphone's Apple Pay touchless payment capabilities.

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17:46
Apple shares new “If it’s not an iPhone, it’s not an...

Further expanding on its recent “If it’s not an iPhone, it’s not an iPhone” ad campaign, Apple today has uploaded a new iPhone ad to its YouTube channel. This ad highlights Apple Pay, Apple’s contactless payment solution. The ad marks the first time Apple itself has advertised Apple Pay, although some banks and credit cards have run Apple Pay ads independently.

In the ad, Apple touts that using Apple Pay is more secure than using a credit card, in addition it being faster and simpler than other payment methods. Apple also highlights the fact that Apple Pay is supported in over 1 million stores and counting.

Apple Pay is a faster, easier and safer way to pay for the things you need...

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16:37
Ashley Madison Hackers: Catch Them if You Can


The Ashley Madison hacker gang will be tough to apprehend, based on our informal survey of security experts. The hackers this week dumped nearly 10 gigabytes of stolen personal data onto the Web -- details gleaned from accounts established on the site, which is dedicated to matching up people who want to engage in extramarital affairs. "In this case, the hackers seemed to have taken all necessary precautions to protect their anonymity while utilizing the Dark Web via Tor," said Troy Gill, a senior security analyst with AppRiver.

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16:00
AWT News Update: August 20, 2015

Today was a rather slow news day, but here's what we dug up for you!

  • Yahoo updated the Yahoo Weather app for iOS to provide near-term rain and snow alerts
  • Swatch gets a Swiss Trademark for "one more thing". Jerks
  • And a Think Different Thursday accessibility update from Alex Jurgensen, this week covering "LED flash for alerts"

The podcast transcript can be found below.

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is a short AWT News Update for August 20, 2015.

With Winter on the way, Yahoo has updated its Yahoo Weather app for iOS with near-term rain and snow alerts. What does that mean? Well, 15 minutes before rain or snow is scheduled to begin, you’ll get an alert. That’s somewhat better than apps like...

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15:43
Apple TV outsold by Amazon’s Fire TV in 2014, now...

According to recent data released by Parks Associates, Apple TV currently is the fourth most popular streaming media device based on 2014 sales, down from third place in 2013. Roku, according to the data, is the most popular streaming media device manufacturer with 34 percent of the market, while Google’s Chromecast accounted for 23 percent of sales.

Apple TV’s fall from third to fourth in 2014 is largely due to the introduction of...

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15:15
With streaming media devices on the rise, a new...

Apple will reportedly debut a new, impressively revamped Apple TV at a September event, though the company hasn't firmed this. Hopefully the rumor is true because Apple's set-top box needs something to beef up sales. 

A new Parks Associates report on streaming media devices reports four brands – Amazon, Apple, Google, and Roku – accounted for 86 percent of all units sold to U.S. broadband households in 2014. Roku continues to lead streaming media device sales in the U.S. with 34 percent of units sold in 2014. Google is second with 23%, and new entrant Amazon overtook Apple for third place, says Barbara Kraus, director of Research, Parks Associates. 

On the other hand, the Parks Associates report says that Google Chromecast has 19 percent of the market, the Apple TV has 17 percent, and Amazon Fire TV devices have 14...

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14:36
Apple TV sales slip to fourth place in US streaming...

According to research released Thursday, Apple TV was overtaken by upstart Amazon in the U.S. streaming device marketplace during 2014, dropping Apple's offering to fourth place in a burgeoning sector it helped create.

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14:10
Giphy Cam app makes creating a GIF as simple as...

Giphy started out as a platform for finding the perfect GIF to share with friends. Now Giphy is out to make your everyday a GIF-able moment.

On Wednesday, Giphy released a brand-new iOS app, Giphy Cam, for creating GIFs. The free Giphy Cam app uses your iPhone’s front-facing or rear camera to record 5-second clips that are automatically looped. You can send these GIFs via iMessage, share them on social media like Twitter or Instagram, save to the Camera Roll, or AirDrop them from your phone to your desktop and embed them in a blog post. 

“Giphy has always wanted to solve the problem of finding GIFs online and making it easy to share them anywhere, which is clear from our work with messenger apps and communications platforms,” Julie Logan, Queen Glitter Bomb (?) at Giphy, told TechCrunch. “The next natural step was...

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14:07
Devs Get to Poke Around With Marshmallow


Google on Monday announced the official SDK for Android 6.0, aka "Marshmallow." It also opened Google Play for devs to publish apps that target the new API Level 23 in Marshmallow. Google further updated the Android Support Library to v23, giving devs an easier way to make new platform APIs, such as permissions and fingerprint support, backward compatible. "Google is more interested in the journey than the destination," said Ryan Martin, an analyst at 451 Research.

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13:45
Dubai Apple Store opening pushed back to at least...

The launch of a Dubai Apple Store -- the company's first in the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East, outside of Turkey -- is being delayed by at least a month, a report said on Thursday.

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13:45
Gear: Peralta Balani Backpack

Peralta is a new line of bags from Waterfield Designs, designed to appeal to professional women — a market that’s ignored far too often, in our opinion. We’ve received the first products from the new line, including the Balani Backpack ($279). The American-made bag comes in coated taffeta (navy or black), or black ballistic nylon — we received the black coated taffeta version of the backpack. We also got our hands on the complimentary…

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13:25
Tip of the Day: Answering calls on your iPhone from...

If you’re wearing your Apple Watch when a phone call comes in on your iPhone, you’ll be alerted on your wrist with options to either accept or decline the call, with the green accept button effectively taking the call right on the Apple Watch itself. For those who may not feel like talking into their wrist, however, there’s a slightly less obvious option that will let you answer the call on your iPhone, and in fact even help you…

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13:04
Review: iHome’s Siri-controlled SmartPlug lets you...

Smart plugs aren’t exactly new. Belkin has its WeMo platform of connected home devices including its Wi-Fi-enabled ‘Insight Switch’, an iPhone app-controlled outlet, and others have similar competing products. But iHome’s new SmartPlug is one of the first arriving for Apple’s recently launched Siri-controlled HomeKit platform. I’ve been testing out the product in recent weeks to see exactly what HomeKit adds to the experience and to get a real world taste of Apple’s home...

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12:47
How-To: Get the best iPhone trade-in price deal to...

Apple releases new iPhones every September, guaranteeing that a massive number of old iPhones will be traded in or sold. The rush is about to start, dramatically changing the market for used iPhones, so I wanted to help you stay ahead of the curve and get the best deal possible. Having just sold my own iPhone 6 Plus to upgrade to a newer model, I have some strong opinions about your smartest options.

Below, I’ve put together a guide to some of the iPhone selling and trade-in options you should consider. There’s no single “right” answer, since some options trade greater convenience for lower prices, and others have higher prices but greater risks or hassles. You can choose the one that’s best for your needs, but whatever you do, make your choice before iPhone values begin to fall…

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12:37
Apple commissions manmade floral art to promote...

A new marketing installation commissioned by Apple is filling all 24 windows of London's Selfridges department store with manmade flowers, each matched to the faces of the Apple Watch.

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12:18
Mac: Purple Cover AnyList for Mac

Macs can do some pretty exciting stuff, but sometimes all we need is something that helps ease more mundane, everyday tasks like grocery shopping. Purple Cover’s AnyList provides one of our favorite ways to keep and share a shopping list for use on the go, but sometimes keying it all in on an iPhone or even an iPad can start to get cumbersome, and that’s where the company’s new AnyList for Mac (free*) comes in. The Mac version replicates much of the look and feel of its iOS counterpart, although it’s naturally optimized for the larger screen.

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12:12
Apple Watch takes over Selfridges in London with eye...

Apple has long been known to extravagantly deck out its own retail stores with eye-catching window displays featuring flagship products at key times, and unsurprisingly it’s treating the 24 window displays that wrap around Selfridges’ high-end retail store in London just the same. Profiled today by Wallpaper.com, the massive display of detailed floral shots easily catches the attention of window shoppers to advertise the Apple Watch. The profile also shows previous themes used by Apple to advertise the Apple Watch’s availability at the high-end retailer and includes some interesting details about the display as well:...

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11:56
Spotify's new privacy policy gets all up in...

Spotify wants to cozy up to you and find out more about what you do, where you go, who your contacts are. Does that make you uncomfortable?

The streaming music service just updated its privacy policy with some major changes, first noticed by Forbes. Now Spotify is requesting access to other parts of your phone, like your contacts, your photos, your “media files” (though it doesn’t specify which ones), and your phone’s sensors. Here are the relevant parts:

3.3 Information Stored on Your Mobile Device

With your permission, we may collect information stored on your mobile device, such as contacts, photos, or media files. Local law may require that you seek the consent of your contacts to provide their personal information to Spotify, which may use that information...

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11:33
Future Chrome for Mac update may solve problems with...

A test build of Google's forthcoming Chrome 46 makes substantial improvements to the performance of the Web browser on the Mac, according to one early glimpse at the software.

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11:11
Apple Watch How-To: Use Maps for navigation and...

Apple Watch comes with Apple Maps, which allows you to find your current location, pan and zoom around on the area, search the map, get information about a location, call a location, get directions, and more. One of the benefits of having Maps on the watch is that it allows you to get directions without needing to pull out your iPhone, especially if you happen to be lost or in a sketchy neighborhood. In this how-to article, we will discuss how to use Apple Maps on the Apple Watch.

There are several different ways to open up Maps on the Apple Watch. You can open the app by tapping on the icon on the home screen after clicking the Digital Crown from the watch face, use Siri to open Maps by...

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11:08
Swatch looks to trademark 'one more thing...

Swiss watch brand Swatch has acquired a trademark on the phrase "one more thing," an expression often used during Apple press events by the company's late cofounder Steve Jobs.

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10:56
Razer Can't Wait to Intro Its Unnamed VR Camera...


Razer on Tuesday introduced a camera that incorporates Intel's RealSense technology, suggesting use cases as a depth-sensing accessory in PC gaming and beyond. The company described its camera concept at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, which was chock-full of big announcements. Intel updated developers on its efforts in the wearables market, and it introduced its solution for security in the Internet of Things space: enhanced privacy identification, or EPID, technology, which will secure IoT devices.

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10:56
Google Photos will now automatically surface...

The revamped Google Photos service that was introduced at I/O this year is already one of our favorite ways to manage our ever-growing image collections, and Google keeps on adding features to make it better. The latest is a new tool that lets you...

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10:40
Winter is coming: Yahoo Weather app adds near-term...

Yahoo is today updating its Yahoo Weather app for iOS with near-term rain and snow alerts (not that we needed a reminder that summer is nearly over). With the updated app, users will receive alerts for rain and snow 15 minutes before an expected downpour.

In addition to the new weather alerts, Yahoo notes that the app is now more accurate with improvements made to the methods it uses to “determine and serve forecasts.” As an example, Yahoo says the app will now “even zoom in on microclimates.”

The updated Yahoo Weather app with rain and snow alerts, version 1.8, is available for iPhone and iPad...

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10:25
Parallels Desktop 11

Adds support for Windows 10 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan, plus brings a new subscription-based Pro Edition designed for developers. ($79.99 new for standard edition, $99.99 annual subscription for Pro Edition, $49.99 upgrade)

 

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10:03
Adobe Social gaining Aviary’s photo editing features...

Adobe announced almost one year ago that it had acquired the team behind the popular image editing app Aviary, and since then the iPhone app has picked up Adobe ID support for syncing editing supplies with Creative Cloud and joined the Creative SDK. Now Adobe is tying Aviary’s tools like text adding and filter adjustments to ...

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09:44
Deals: $999 loaded 11" MacBook Air, $1,785 15...

This week, we've brought back some of last month's most popular offers while extending several others, such as a fully-loaded 11" MacBook Air for $999 ($650 off), the new 15" MacBook Pro for $1,785 ($214 off), a near fully-loaded, early 2015 13" MacBook Pro with AppleCare for $2,148.00 ($300 off) and Dell's Ultra HD 4K display for $499.99 ($200 off).

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09:23
1Password iOS update improves Apple Watch &...

A nice update is awaiting 1Password users on iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch today as the password management app has enhanced a few key parts of the experience. On the iPhone 5s and later plus iPad min 3/iPad Air 2, 1Password’s login screen now features a Touch ID button under the Master Password field so you can choose to sign in using your finger print even if you accidentally hit cancel on the first request. Tapping the fingerprint button prompts the system Touch ID unlock screen.

Also useful for Touch ID users on iOS is an improvement to how the app can stay unlocked between uses in different apps. Previously 1Password’s extension in other apps required being unlocked by password, passcode, or Touch ID each time, but now the 1Password extension and 1Password app share the same unlock time...

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09:03
With iOS 8.4.1, Apple patches app sandbox...

Last week's release of iOS 8.4.1 brought more than just Apple Music fixes -- it also patched a previously undisclosed hole in the app sandbox that made it possible for iOS devices operating in managed environments to unknowingly leak configuration and credential data to other third-party apps.

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09:00
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09:00
My crystal ball says no Skylake-equipped Macs before...

Intel has given some details about its upcoming Skylake processors, sharing some info of the processor's architecture. What we don't know is when we'll see it in Macs, though I'm not expecting that to happen this year.

Reducing power consumption is Intel's top priority for Skylake. The company is also reducing the size of the processor, resulting in smaller motherboards. What's more, the next gen Intel chip is touted to provide gains of 10x or more and support DDR4 RAM for further speed improvements. However, there are other cool features — assuming the rumors are true.

For example, Skylake will purportedly bring wireless charging and data transfers by adopting the WiGig standard — a technology that enables gigabit-speed communications without using wires. This will form the basis of the wireless docking capability. And perhaps wireless display...

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08:53
Intel moves closer to Skylake launch date, new...

Intel’s getting closer to a launch date on Skylake, which might be a pretty drool-worthy processor.

The company in the meantime shared a variety of details about the platform. Skylake processors will, for instance, use a technology called Speed Shift to dynamically change power state and reduce consumption.

The processor will feature planned performance boosts, but will also use “eDRAM+,” a fully coherent form of cache memory that can work for the CPU and not just integrated graphics. eDRAM+ will also be used in more chips than eDRAM, and in 64- and 128-megabyte sizes.

A new extension technology, SGX — Software Guard...

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08:33
Apple Music, the Ultimate Guide

Serenity knows her stuff, there’s a lot of detail on setup and troubleshooting, it looks great, and it’s only $4.99.

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08:31
Flash’s demise continues as Amazon stops accepting...

Amazon may have been Apple’s target when it unveiled its iBooks Store alongside the iPad in 2010, but the digital retail giant’s latest move is helping fulfill Steve Jobs’ vision of a web without Flash. Amazon Advertising issued an update to its technical guidelines today declaring that it will stop accepting Flash-based ads starting next month. Adobe cited “recent browser setting updates from Google Chrome, and existing browser settings from Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari” that interfere with displaying Flash ads....

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08:26
Apple Watch sales expand to more third-party...

On Thursday Apple continued to expand the number of third-party vendors for the Apple Watch, adding France's Fnac to the list of retailers, though initially only in a limited fashion.

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08:21
Rolling Stone: The 100 Greatest Songwriters of All...

It’s a list, so there will be much arguing, teeth gnashing, and hand wringing.

But don’t get too wrapped up in all that. All the usual suspects are there. Who cares who’s on top?

It’s the bottom and middle of the list that I really found interesting.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:20
Apple Watch coming to 100+ Fnac locations in France...

The Apple Watch just became a little easier to find in France.

The device has begun to appear at assorted Fnac locations within Paris, starting with just one store alongside the Fnac official website.

The Fnac retail store, which is thought of as the equivalent to Best Buy in America, initially selling the Apple Watch is the one located at the Champs Elysées, and will officially begin to sell the wearable on August 21. Other Fnac stores will begin to offer the Watch “within the next week,” and the store’s employees will be trained to field questions and concerns from customers regarding Apple’s smartwatch.

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08:19
Review: DODOcase Maritime Collection Multi-Angle...

DODOcase has recently introduced its Maritime Collection for iPad Air 2. There are two different case styles in the collection — the Original protective case ($80), and a Multi-Angle DODOcase ($95). We received the latter, which features a folding back cover which can be placed at one of three pre-set angles. The iPad Air 2 is held in place by a solid bamboo tray. Though the volume controls are left exposed, there's actually a small bamboo button that covers the sleep/wake button, and the cover successfully activates the iPad's sleep/wake function, as well. The Maritime Collection comes in a variety of nautical-themed designs. It's worth noting that these Maritime cases are functionally the same as the company's classic iPad Air 2 cases, which are $15 cheaper.{/exp:char_limit}
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08:07
Major League Baseball and Apple Watch

This is interesting:

After concerns were raised during the game about whether Yost wearing an Apple Watch in the dugout gave his team an unfair advantage over its less-connected adversaries, Major League Baseball told MarketWatch it is not banning smartwatches during games.

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07:59
First look: Boogie Board Jot 8.5 eWriter, an iOS-...

Boogie Board on Thursday announced a new version of their popular writing tablet, and for the first time, announced an accompanying iOS app that allows users to quickly sync their notes with their iPhone's camera.

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07:56
The Gartner hype cycle

The hype cycle is a series of five steps that much emerging technology goes through. There’s a great chart that should crystalize this for you. Interesting read, definitely clicks for me.

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07:51
Apple reveals data sources for iOS 9′s transit...

iOS 9 will add transit directions to its Maps service, the new data including schedules for buses, trains, subways, and ferries and will be available in 10 cities at launch later this year.

To answer the question as to where the transit data is coming from, Apple has updated its Apple Maps Acknowledgements webpage with a breakdown of where transit data from each city is coming.

The site reveals that the data will hail from twenty different sources, with each source providing data for a single city in most cases. For instance, three different sources are contributing transit data for Berlin and three other sources are contributing to San Francisco transit data....

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07:44
In praise of Apple’s packaging

Kirk McElhearn touches on the care Apple puts in to its packaging. Amen, brother.

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07:40
The perfect gift for the musician in your life

This is a pretty original idea.

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07:36
Review: Lynktec’s updated Rechargeable Apex Stylus...

Everyone knew the iPad Air 2’s marquee features — a thinner, lighter body, Touch ID, a gold color option and much faster A8X processor — but fewer people realized that Apple also made subtle changes to the new tablet’s screen, not only improving its visibility outdoors but also changing the way it registered touch input. All of the tweaks added up to a noticeably better user experience, but one category of accessories unexpectedly wound up broken: digital styluses. As it turns out, fine-tipped styluses use tiny electrical pulses to trick touchscreens into thinking they’re fingers, and the pulses needed to be recalibrated to work reliably with the iPad Air 2’s new screen. Adonit was the first to release an iPad Air 2-compatible digital stylus, the...

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