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11:38
Exclusive iOS 9 Swift Coding Course: $59

We have a deal for you today on an exclusive iOS 9 Swift training course. It has 35 hours of training that will walk you through building 10 different apps. If you're looking to be ready for iOS 9's release this fall, definitely check out our deal. It's $59, which is 80 percent off retail.


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11:37
∞ Apple Music is a nightmare and I’m done with it

I love Apple. I love them because they take difficult problems and come up with innovative, simple solutions. The things they make just work and we trust them. Unfortunately, my experience with Apple Music has been exactly the opposite. As of today, I’m missing about 4,700 songs from my library with little hope of getting them back. [...]

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11:34
Bug in latest version of OS X gives attackers...

A bug in the latest version of Apple's OS X gives attackers the ability to obtain unfettered root user privileges, a feat that makes it easier to surreptitiously infect Macs with rootkits and other types of persistent malware.

The privilege-escalation bug, which was reported in a blog post published Tuesday by security researcher Stefan Esser, is the type of security hole attackers regularly exploit to bypass security protections built into modern operating systems and applications. Hacking Team, the Italian malware-as-a-service provider that catered to governments around the world, recently exploited similar elevation-of-privileges bugs in Microsoft Windows. When combined with a...

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11:20
Macworld’s August Digital Edition: Apple Music is...

Every day, Macworld brings you the essential daily news and other info about all things Apple. But staying on top of that torrent of information can be a constant challenge. One solution: the Macworld Digital Edition.

Available as single copies or with a yearlong subscription, the Digital Edition comes in two forms: Enhanced and PDF replica. The Enhanced Edition has all the news, analysis, product reviews, and how-to’s, along with interactive features, videos, and slideshows—customized for consumption on your iPad. The PDF replica Edition is designed for your mobile device’s touchscreen to allow pinch and zoom.

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11:10
Commodore's Ghost Lives in New Machine


Yet another Android smartphone hit the market last week -- but what's surprising is that it comes from Commodore. The Commodore PET smartphone is from Commodore Business Machines, a UK-based firm that has acquired the brand and trademark. It runs Android 5.0 Lollipop, and has a 5.5-inch full HD 1920 x 1080 IPS OGS display. Two preinstalled emulators let owners play games written for old-school Commodore PCs. The PET might appeal to Commodore aficionados, but "I'm not sure how many of us are still alive," quipped tech analyst Rob Enderle.

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11:08
iPhone 6, Apple Pay help keep Apple ranked 15th in...

On Wednesday Apple once again took 15th place in Fortune's annual Global 500 rankings, something the magazine credited to record sales of the iPhone 6 and the introduction of new product categories, such as Apple Pay.

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11:03
Public beta testers, time to upgrade: New versions...

Two weeks after releasing the public betas of iOS 9 and El Capitan, Apple just pushed out new versions of both operating systems.

What’s new: Apple brought back Home Sharing in the second public beta of iOS 9, which means you can stream your iTunes library on any Apple device on your Wi-Fi network. The disappearance of Home Sharing in iOS 8.4 was greeted with outrage from users who don’t want to use Apple Music, which also allows you to stream music to any Apple device. Apple said it was “known bug,” and the fix is in—at least for beta testers. This beta version also supports the new iPod touch.

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11:00
Happy Hour Podcast 024 | New iPods, September...

Apple has refreshed its entire iPod lineup and we’re discussing all of the details along with what to expect later this year. New hardware is expected, but aside from an iPhone what will Apple launch? Along with that, developers now have access to a new iOS 9 beta plus watchOS 2 beta and we discuss Apple’s latest earnings call. The Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and through our dedicated RSS feed.

New episodes of Happy Hour are available every Wednesday. As mentioned, you can...

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11:00
Canalys estimates 4.2 million Apple Watches sold in...

When Apple doesn't release unit sales numbers or revenues for a new product line, research firms do the next best thing; they estimate how many devices the company sold. That's what Canalys did in an estimate published yesterday suggesting that Apple shipped 4.2 million Apple Watches during the quarter ended June 27, 2015.

If the number is close, that means that the Apple Watch is the world's best-selling wearable, jumping past sales of competing smartwatches and even less-expensive fitness trackers by companies like Fitbit. 

Canalys suggested that the numbers would have been higher if Apple had launched the Watch during the 2014 holiday season, and that low shipments in April and May really put a damper on the numbers. The Canalys estimates surpasses estimates made by many Wall Street analysts prior to yesterday's earning call. Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um estimated that just 2 million units were sold, while the consensus of a group of analysts was much closer at 4...

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10:47
News: Apple releases second iOS 9 public beta

Apple has released the second public betas of iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan, corresponding to the fourth developer beta released earlier this week. Originally announced at WWDC, the public beta of iOS 9 allows non-developers to preview an early version of iOS 9 prior to the final release of a stable version in the fall. Users who have already signed up on the Apple Beta Website should be able to log in and download the new versions now; users who haven’t…

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10:46
TextExpander 5.1

Refines the Suggestions feature to exclude most single dictionary words. ($44.95 new, free update for version 5.0 licenses, 17.0 MB)

 

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10:44
BeardedSpice Gives You Control of Your Mac’s Media...

Josh Centers explains how BeardedSpice solves two Mac media key problems: controlling Web-based players and keeping native apps from fighting for control.

 

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10:25
TMO Daily Observations 2015-07-22: AAPL Q3 Earnings...

Apple reported its third fiscal quarter earnings yesterday and the numbers were big. Dave Hamilton and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to share their reactions to Apple's revenue and earnings, iPhone and Mac sales figures, and the lack of numbers for Apple Watch sales. Jeff also shares how he now controls his simple window air conditioner over the Internet.


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10:22
Apple releases OS X 10.11 Public Beta 2 to testers

Following this week’s fourth developer preview of OS X 10.11, Apple has released the second El Capitan public beta to testers. The OS X public beta allows Mac users to test the new features included in the operating system update and submit feedback ahead of its public release later this fall. Participation in Apple’s public beta program does not require a paid developer member account. OS X 10.11 public beta 2 includes the same changes as yesterday’s OS X 10.11 beta 4 release.

OS X 10.11 El Capitan was first unveiled in June and introduces several feature and performance enhancements to the Mac.

For instance, the...

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10:13
Podcast 466: Baby you can park my iPod

Remember Knight Rider? Remember how KITT, the awesome talking Trans-Am, could travel independently of our hero Michael Knight? Glenn came to San Francisco recently, and tested a few valet parking services that let you hand off your car in one place, go about your day fighting crime or whatever, and have your car brought to you in another place. (Michael Knight even had an Apple Watch prototype, if you think about it.)

When not freaking out about how very, very *Knight Rider* this whole thing is, Glenn and Susie discuss the sweet new iPod touch that Apple just released: Who's it for, what are its strengths, and could it hold any clues to the next low-end iPhone. The Apple Watch has been out almost three months, and still doesn't need Facebook (please, really, no Facebook), so we talk about what kinds of impacts it's made on us so far—if we're still wearing it, that is.

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10:09
Apple releases second public betas of iOS 9, OS X 10...

Apple on Wednesday provided members of its public beta program with new versions of both iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan, marking the second versions of the publicly available pre-release software.

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10:03
Apple seeds iOS 9 public beta 2 to testers

Roughly two weeks after the initial release, Apple has pushed out an update to users testing the iOS 9 public beta on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The latest public beta release follows the earlier release of iOS 9 beta 4 for registered developers developing for the upcoming operating system update. iOS 9 is set to be completed and shipped to all users later this fall. iOS 9 public beta 2 mirror’s yesterday’s iOS 9 beta 4 release.

Although Apple floated the concept with late versions of iOS 8 point updates, iOS 9 marks the first major version of Apple’s mobile software that is available for pre-release testing to non-developers.

iOS 9 beta 4...

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10:00
Smart move: Apple disables app reviews for those...

In a move that is being widely applauded by developers, Apple is disallowing iOS 9 beta users to submit app reviews. The change came with yesterday's release of the fourth iOS 9 beta, and is designed to prevent negative reviews caused by beta incompatibilities that are usually fixed prior to the final release of a new version of iOS.

When testers running iOS 9 beta 4 attempt to post a review, an error popup appears saying "This feature isn't available. You can't write reviews while using a prerelease version of iOS". Many apps run as designed under the beta OS, but there are some that have experienced crashes or slow response when running under iOS 9. 

Developers have noted that some of their popular titles have experienced a drop in average star rating since the iOS 9 public beta was released. Sadly for the developers, they cannot submit patches for the iOS 9-caused issues at this time, so the problems will remain unfixed until iOS 9 is in general release this fall...

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09:35
Wall Street seems to prefer Kremlinology over...

Another record-breaking fiscal quarter is in the books for Apple, but the company's overall success is being glossed over by Wall Street analysts and pundits who seem intent on ignoring the actual facts when it comes to Apple Watch sales.

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09:05
9to5Toys Last Call: iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi 128GB $590,...

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Today’s can’t miss deals:
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09:03
New Microsoft Send app brings chat-like threads to...

Microsoft on Tuesday launched Send, a new iPhone app intended to simplify email conversations down to instant-messaging style threads.

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08:47
Apple prevents beta testers from punishing...

Developers working to make their apps compatible with iOS 9 now can’t be penalized for glitches that beta testers experience. In the fourth developer beta of iOS 9 that Apple pushed out on Tuesday, testers are no longer able to submit reviews in the App Store.

The change, first noticed by AppleInsider, is a welcome one for app developers. Until now, reviewers using beta versions of iOS have been able to leave critical reviews of apps not optimized for the beta software. This is detrimental to developers because users running the current version of iOS wouldn’t necessarily experience crashes or other problems associated with less stable beta software.

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08:40
Unlocked phone shootout: Meet the Huawei P8 Lite and...

It used to be, not too long ago, that buying an unlocked smartphone online from some unfamiliar Chinese OEM was a sure-fire recipe for frustration. The thing is, the bar for no-contract phones has gotten so high within the past two years or so that y...

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08:30
Report: Apple Watch sales took an estimated 75% of...

New data from research firm Strategy Analytics shows that Apple’s introduction into the smartwatch market made a dramatic shift in both the overall size of the market and which companies are on top.

According to the firm’s data, Apple claimed a massive 75.5% of the global smartwatch marketshare in Q2 2015 with the launch of the Apple Watch in late April. It also shows that Apple’s entrance stole a huge portion of Samsung’s marketshare as the previous smartwatch market leader dropped 66 points from 73.6% marketshare to a single digit 7.5% … 

Strategy Analytics also highlights the year-over-year growth of the global smartwatch market at 457.3% from Q2 2014 before...

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08:30
News: Microsoft releases email messaging app for iOS

Microsoft has released its slimmed-down email messaging app, called Send, on iOS devices. Plans for the app leaked in May under the name Flow by Outlook, but despite the new name, details about the hybrid email/instant messaging app have remained mostly the same. The app works with Office 365 business and school email accounts, allowing users to send quick messages to any email address without bothering with the subject lines or signatures found in…

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08:25
Almost a fifth of online Brits are enjoying content...

The UK government is increasing its efforts to clamp down on online piracy, and now we know the reason why: illegal downloads and streaming are on the rise. Research commissioned by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) shows that the number of peop...

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08:18
Key Silk Road witness gets 2.5 years in jail

One of the reasons that Silk Road was so popular and dangerous was because it enabled people who would have otherwise never dealt drugs to become Scarface-like kingpins. That's the tale of Michael Duch, an IT consultant who has wound up being sentenc...

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08:11
Apple changes policy, iOS 9 beta users now prevented...

Well, this is kind of a kick in the teeth.

As of the latest iOS 9 beta, Apple is preventing beta users from submitting app reviews.

Testers running Apple’s fourth iOS 9 beta, currently for developers only, are able to access the iOS App Store as usual, but no longer have the ability to post reviews. Attempting to do so now results in an error pop-up that reads, “This feature isn’t available. You can’t write reviews while using a prerelease version of iOS.”

The change is thought to have come about given that many public beta users might not be familiar with how operating system betas can be incompatible with an app that might be run on them...

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08:11
How to Stop Apple Music from Burning Through Your...

If you're loving Apple Music but hating how it's eating through your cellular data plan, there's a fix for that. You can stop Apple Music from streaming over iPhone's wireless data connection, although there are some strings attached.


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08:03
Apple disables App Store reviews from devices...

As of yesterday, when the fourth developer beta of iOS 9 was issued to testers, those running a prerelease version of the operating system can no longer leave app reviews in the App Store. Negative app reviews left by beta testers is a perennial problem for app developers (as highlighted well in this post over on MacStories), and it's nice to see Apple taking steps to fix it even though OS X El Capitan beta testers can still leave app reviews as of this writing.

Up until now, users testing new iOS versions could leave bad reviews for apps that didn't work correctly under the new OS. The problem with this, of course, is that developers can't submit apps targeting the new OS until the software (and the development tools) are finalized. That leaves a three-or-so-month gap between when users can get the software and when developers can fix...

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08:01
TripMode Prevents Unwanted Internet Data Usage on a...

If you use your Mac with the Personal Hotspot feature of iOS, or with other mobile hotspots, allowing some apps to transfer data unchecked can result in expensive overage charges. The new TripMode utility lets you allow only specified apps to access the Internet, blocking bandwidth-hungry software like Dropbox that might chew data in the background.

 

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08:00
6 shape-shifting homes that give new meaning to the...

By Cat DiStasio

Some cars have removable rooftops; some computers turn into tablets; and some houses can transform into entirely different structures at the press of a button, the flip of a switch or the wave of a hand. From expanding apartments tha...

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08:00
App Store updates and notable new apps for July 22,...

Apple World Today is happy to provide its readers with notification of significant App Store updates and notable new apps on a regular basis.

Updates

Evernote (iOS) version 7.7.9

  • Numerous bug fixes and improvements

Evernote Scannable (iOS) version 1.2.1

  • Numerous bug fixes and improvements

TextExpander 3+ custom keyboard (iOS) version 3.5.1

  • Fixes potential freeze when using fill-in from another app
  • Fixes potential freeze when updating snippets from another app
  • Other fixes and improvements

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07:51
This is Nifty: QuickShot

The mighty Jason O’Grady threw this out there as a cool thing worth looking into.

He might have a point.

QuickShot allows you to manage, view and share screenshots taken within OS X, making your images immediately draggable from your menubar.

Once an image has been taken, it can be shared through email, web links, social media and the like.

QuickShot is available for free and requires OS X 10.10 or later to install and run.

Via ThinkDev LLC

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07:42
Microsoft Send brings chat-style messaging to...

To help ease the burden of email, Google created Inbox, and now Microsoft is looking to lend a hand, too. With Send, you can keep it brief for those times when "in-and-out email" is all that's needed. It's less about organization and more like an IM-...

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07:37
Microsoft pilots hybrid not-quite-email, not-quite-...

Microsoft has today launched Send, an experimental iPhone app that offers a kind of cross between email and instant messaging. Microsoft says that it is designed for “brief, snappy communications” where you want an instant response but also want to retain a record of what was said within Outlook. The app was previously leaked as Flow by Outlook.

While tools like text messaging and IM are great for short messages, you often don’t have your co-worker’s cell phone number or an IM app on your work phone. And we’ve heard loud and clear from people at work, they want all their communications available in Outlook—even if they send them from other...

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07:35
Which Data Recovery Software Should I Use on my Mac?

Two years ago, Mac Geek Gab listener John had a hard disk gone bad and needed to recover some files off it before he moved on to a newer, more reliable disk. With that, he has asked for help deciding which data recovery software to use, in part because there are no good reviews of any options out there. Our advice from two years ago stands, and now has been further enhanced by some fantastic discussion in the article comments, as well.


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07:28
Tim Cooks hints at wider Apple Watch retail presence...

Not surprisingly, Apple is looking to sell more Apple Watch units this holiday season.

And it plans to do this by increasing the device’s retail availability.

This news surfaced Tuesday, when CEO Tim Cook stated that the unit is expected the be a hot gift item this year and hinted at an increase in points of sale and/or inventory.

“We’re convinced that the Watch is going to be one of the top gifts of the holiday season,” Cook said.

Cook noted that the Watch has so far only been available through 680 points of sale. That could leave plenty of room for expansion, particularly if Apple decides to add more third-party retailers to...

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07:27
Realmac Deep Dreamer public beta for Mac turns your...

Deep Dream has caused something of a stir online in recent weeks. Google’s neural imaging network has an uncanny ability of taking ordinary images and turning them in o something you’d normally only see if you were sleeping (or under the influence of banned substances). Now, creating your own fun and trippy images is simple.

Realmac just announced that its Deep Dreamer public beta is available to download for Mac, so you can create your own weird pics using a native app. While in its beta state you can buy a full license for $14.99. Once out of beta, a license will set you back $24.99.

If you’d rather use a free service,...

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07:23
Canalys estimates 4.2 million Apple Watches sold in...

Although Apple didn't provide official figures during Tuesday's results call, an estimate published by research firm Canalys suggests the company shipped 4.2 million Apple Watches during the June quarter.

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07:21
British pensioner's central vision restored...

Second Sight's Argus II bionic eye has already helped hundreds of patients around the globe with a rare disease called retinitis pigmentosa (RP) to see again. And yes, that includes several Americans who've gotten the system after it was approved by ...

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07:00
Forever 21's 'Thread Screen' displays...

Most companies seek out the latest displays for high-tech billboards, but Forever 21 has decided to take a different route for this particular Instagram project. For the past year-and-a-half, the folks at connected hardware maker Breakfast New York h...

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07:00
Apple Gets Smart, Blocks iOS 9 Beta App Store Reviews

If you're running the beta version of iOS 9 good luck leaving App Store reviews. Apple finally disabled the ability to leave app reviews from devices running beta versions of iOS, which means third party developers getting hit with one star reviews because they can't release iOS 9 compatibility updates can breathe a sigh of relief.

The Mac Observer Spin: Thanks for finally listening, Apple. Developers shouldn't have ever had to suffer through inappropriate negative app reviews from public beta testers. It's good to see they won't have to any more.


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06:48
Market watchers see buying opportunity as Apple...

Lofty expectations were beyond the reach of Apple last quarter, sending shares tumbling more than 7 percent. But a number of bullish analysts see the stock pullback as a buying opportunity for investors, who can get in at a cheaper price before the launch of new iPhones.

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06:45
XBMC's Kodi media player officially hits the...

Kodi's media player got a name change last year and now it has something even better -- official Android status. The app formerly known as XBMC is now available on the Google Play store for all takers. It actually arrived to the store last month in b...

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06:39
News: Apple blocks App Store reviews from users...

In a move sure to make app developers happy, Apple has blocked users running an iOS beta on their device from writing reviews in the App Store. Developers have been asking for the change because negative reviews from users enrolled in Apple’s Beta Software Program — based on an app’s inability to work with an obviously unsupported operating system — drags down the app’s overall rating and could hurt potential sales. Apple likely…

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06:17
News: Daily Deal: Exclusive iOS 9 Swift Coding Course

For today’s iLounge Deal we’re offering you a chance to get a head start on iOS 9 coding with an Exclusive iOS 9 Swift Coding Course for only $59 – 80% off the regular price. This course will help you get up to speed on coding apps for Apple’s next big iOS release with more than 35 hours of premium training that will take you through building ten functional apps. Topics include developing proficiency in Swift and Xcode, creating…

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06:10
Apple Music and Why it Rocks My World

On June 30, 2015 Apple introduced Apple Music to the world and, in Dr. Mac's humble opinion, the music industry will never be the same.


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06:00
Great gadget, small audience: The sixth-generation...

Specs at a glance: Sixth-generation iPod Touch

Screen
1136×640 4-inch (326PPI) IPS touchscreen

OS
iOS 8.4

CPU
~1.1GHz Apple A8

RAM
1GB

GPU
"Apple A8 GPU," aka Imagination Technologies PowerVR GX6450

Storage
16, 32, 64, or 128GB

Networking
802.11ac Wi-Fi (433Mbps), Bluetooth 4.1

Ports
Lightning, headphones

Camera
8MP rear camera, 1.2MP front camera

Size
4.86" x 2.31" x 0.24" (123.4 x 58.6 x 6.1mm)

Weight
3.10oz (88g)

Battery
1043mAh

Price
$199/$249/$299/$399 for 16/32/64/128GB

Warranty
One year, two years with $59 AppleCare+ purchase

The iPod Touch was long overdue for a refresh. Three years is a long time for...

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06:00
The New Solus: Putting the Pieces Together Again


The Solus Project is a rebranded and rereleased Linux distro trying to regain its former popularity. In a field of Linux distributions cluttered with look-alike offerings, Solus brings something simple and something new. Solus has impressive potential for being uncomplicated and different. Based in the UK, the Solus Project is the latest iteration of SolusOS, which morphed into Evolve OS. The new Solus is not a complete porting of the old Evolve OS. Other than the bult-from-scratch Budgie desktop, much of it appears to be gutted.

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05:00
Apple disables App Store reviews from devices...

This is a smart move. Allowing reviews on apps on a beta OS is a disservice to developers.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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04:56
Enjoy the sun safely with Alara for iPhone

Alara for iPhone (free with optional in-app donation) lets you monitor each day's UV index, which is the "expected risk of overexposure to UV radiation from the sun." The US EPA notes that one American dies of skin cancer every hour, and that "unprotected exposure to UV radiation is the most preventable risk factor for skin cancer." It was this very fact that drove developer Lee Morgan to develop Alara:

"A few years ago a friend of mine, whom I served with in the Air Force, was diagnosed with Melanoma. Upon his diagnosis he was medically discharged from service. I won’t go into the details but suffice to say dealing with melanoma has been very difficult for him and his family."

Morgan notes that he and his wife are light-skinned, increasing their susceptibility to melanoma...

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04:43
∞ What Tim said about Apple Watch sales

A little parsing of Tim’s discussion of Apple Watch in yesterday’s earnings call.

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04:24
Tim Cook believes China will be Apple’s biggest...

One of the most remarkable numbers revealed yesterday by Apple was that revenue in Greater China – the term used to describe mainland China plus Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan – more than doubled in the past year. Year-on-year revenue in the region more than doubled, compared to Apple’s already impressive worldwide growth of 33% … 

I’m a words kind of guy; numbers don’t always grab me in the same way. But visuals, like that created by Six Colors, makes the true scale of this number very easy to grasp....

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03:40
How to configure a cheap, secure RAID backup system

We usually store our photos, documents, and more on a single hard disk—or, increasingly these days, a solid state drive (SSD)—but there’s always the nagging worry that the disk will fail, taking all your work and memories with it. Backing up using Time Machine, Super Duper!, or CrashPlan, say, is a good way of reducing this risk, but there is another: RAID.

RAID can be incredibly complicated, but it’s extremely worthwhile—one of the things it can do is to mirror the contents of one disk completely to another, all the time. While cloning your hard disk using Super Duper!, for example, is something that might happen once a day, with a RAID system, every bit of data that’s written to one disk is simultaneously written to the second, so that if one drive fails, you have a perfect copy of everything it contained on the second. (And optionally, if you replace the failed drive, everything will be mirrored back...

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Tuesday July 21

23:20
Apple blocks users on beta versions of iOS from...


via Ryan Orbuch

In a move that will certainly please iOS developers, Apple has finally disabled the ability to write app reviews on the latest beta version of iOS 9. When attempting to review applications in the store, beta users will now be met with a message informing them that the feature is unavailable. The change was spotted by several Twitter users earlier this evening.

App makers have long been put off by low reviews from users experiencing problems related to unsupported versions of the mobile operating system, which often hurt an app’s overall ratings and possibly affected their downloads as potential buyers took note of the negative feedback without knowing the full context.

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23:07
Killer 5-Day Deal: Free AppleCare with all early-...

For the next 5 Days or until supplies run out, readers can get 3 years of AppleCare free plus instant discounts on all of Apple's standard early-2015 13" MacBook Pros, or save between $119 and $200 on select custom configurations with exclusive coupon codes. In each case, these deals deliver the lowest prices ever for each of these new models.

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21:32
Beta testers can no longer post app reviews in...

It appears that Apple is disallowing iOS 9 beta users to submit app reviews -- positive or negative -- with the latest build released on Tuesday, a feature that was becoming an increasingly irritating thorn in the side of developers since Apple opened its public beta program earlier this year.

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19:41
iOS device sales outpace Windows PC sales for first...

Apple earlier today reported its Q3 2015 earnings, and while the company’s stock has taken an after-hours dive, the numbers were generally strong. Apple reported that it had sold 47 million iPhone units and 10.9 million iPad units in the quarter, combining for a total of 57.9 million iOS devices, not including the iPod touch. As noted by Benedict Evans of a16z, Apple’s sales last quarter mean that iOS sales are now matching those of Windows PCs.

As you can see in the chart above, sales of Apple’s iOS devices have grown rapidly since June of...

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19:07
Apple reinstates Home Sharing in latest iOS 9 beta,...

Apple made good on a promise to return music Home Sharing to iOS with the release of its fourth iOS 9 beta on Tuesday, a build which also came with a few minor user interface adjustments including a new way of displaying Handoff panes in the app switcher.

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17:19
Apple's quarterly R&D spending soars past $...

Apple's operational expenditures on research and development activities surpassed $2 billion for the first time ever during the company's third fiscal quarter of 2015, a number equal to 4.1 percent of total net sales.

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16:52
What Tim Cook told analysts

Jason Snell has a great transcript of what Tim Cook said to analysts during the earnings call today. In case you missed it, Apple reported a profit $10.7 billion on revenue of $49.6 billion.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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16:42
New Apple Xsan Distributed LAN Client

Tags: StorNext

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced support for the Xsan Distributed LAN Client in the public beta of Apple's forthcoming operating system, OS X El Capitan. Now OS X El Capitan users can easily connect Xsan clients over Ethernet to a Quantum StorNext® environment, enabling them to experience the full benefits of a StorNext-based workflow.

StorNext, Quantum's shared storage platform which is 100 percent Xsan-compatible, has long allowed Mac users to plug into StorNext environments via Fibre Channel for high-performance workflow storage and collaboration. Increasingly, however, content owners are looking to leverage lower-cost Ethernet connectivity within their media workflows for such tasks as file inspection, QA and digital daily review. With the public beta release of OS X El Capitan, Xsan users can...

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15:57
Sorry, Apple Watch Sales Aren’t on the Decline

To loosely paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of declining Apple Watch sales were an exaggeration. What Mr. Twain really said was, "The report of my death was an exaggeration," but the sentiment is pretty much the same: Apple Watch sales were much healthier than some reports claimed.

The Mac Observer Spin: Sometimes even reasonable data analysis turns out to be way off base. I'm looking at you, Slice Intelligence.


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15:47
Cook denies Apple Watch sales 'collapse,'...

Despite estimates to the contrary, Apple Watch sales didn't fall off a cliff just months after launch, Apple CEO Tim Cook said Tuesday, adding the device actually posted its best-ever performance in June.

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15:45
Is the iPad Doomed? Not According to Apple CEO Tim...

"I am still bullish on iPad." That's what Apple CEO Tim Cook said about the iPad to investment analysts during the 2015 Q3 earnings report. Mr. Cook mentioned business initiatives with iBM, the new features of iOS 9 and the fact that the consumer upgrade cycle "will eventually occur."


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15:25
Apple plans to increase Watch's retail...

Apple is planning to further improve retail availablity of the Apple Watch ahead of the holiday shopping season, working on the assumption that the device will be a hot gift item, CEO Tim Cook revealed on Tuesday.

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15:15
The Week in Mac Apps: Publish your own tweetstorm...

...plus a killer writing app, video editing tools, and more!

In this week’s roundup of Mac apps, we bring you tools for sharing everything you need to get work done, a musical escape for your downtime, and one of our favorite writing apps.

Craft Pricing Calculator 1.0

Like to make and sell things? Create Solutions’s $2 Craft Pricing Calculator (Mac App Store Link) can help you figure out how much to charge your customers.

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15:10
Tim Cook hints Apple Watch revenue higher than $1.4B...

Apple isn’t breaking out Apple Watch sales or revenue during today’s fiscal third quarter earnings report (the three month period that ended in June). While that’s not a surprise— Apple said previously it wouldn’t disclose Apple Watch numbers for competitive reasons— today we did get our first official glimpse at how the Apple Watch sold during its launch. The math plus some hints from Tim Cook himself hints that Apple Watch sold over $1.4 billion in revenue:

Apple groups Apple Watch revenue into its Other category in its report, which also includes sales of Apple TV, Apple Watch...

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15:00
AWT News Update: July 21, 2015

Today's news is all Apple earnings. As a result, we suggest that you listen for the details, then check out our previous post for more of the same. It's all fascinating!

Apple does it again: Record 3rd quarter results

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14:44
News: Notes from Apple’s Q3 2015 earnings call

Kicking off Apple’s conference call announcing its record-breaking numbers for Q3 2015, Apple CEO Tim Cook reported that the company had its strongest June quarter ever, exceeding the high end of the company’s guidance by $1.6 billion and topping expectations for sales of the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch. A June quarter record was set for the iPhone with 35 percent growth, gains in marketshare in all geographic segments, and revenue…

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14:29
Apple Reports Record Third Quarter Results

Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 third quarter ended June 27. The company posted quarterly revenue of $49.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $10.7 billion, or $1.85 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $37.4 billion and net profit of $7.7 billion, or $1.28 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.7 percent compared to 39.4 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 64 percent of the quarter’s revenue. The growth was fueled by record third-quarter sales of iPhone and Mac, all-time record revenue from services, and the successful launch of Apple Watch. “We had an amazing quarter, with iPhone revenue up 59 percent over last year, strong sales of Mac, all-time record revenue from services, driven by the App Store, and a great start for Apple Watch,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “The excitement for Apple Music has been incredible, and we’re looking forward to releasing iOS 9, OS X El Capitan, and...

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14:20
Tim Cook Says Users Love Apple Watch, Possibilities...

Apple CEO Tim Cook says Apple Watch has a 97 percent customer satisfaction rating, and that most owners wear their watch every day. Mr. Cook shared those statistics during the company's third fiscal earnings report for 2015 where he also said he was pleased with the smartwatch's "successful launch."


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14:18
Apple’s Q3 numbers: All-time high Android switching...

Apple just announced its fiscal third quarter earnings and as usual offered some stats on progress since last checking in. Among the notables: the company’s revenue in China is up 112%, it returned $13 billion to shareholders through its capital return program, and it sold a record number of iPhones and Macs during the quarter. The company, citing its own research, noted that users switching from Android to iPhone was at an all-time high, while giving us some insight into Apple Watch usage. Head below for the full roundup of numbers from today’s earnings call:

-$202.8 billion in cash (...

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14:18
Apple’s Q3 2015: iPhones and Macs up, iPads down,...

Apple has just released its earnings report for the third quarter of fiscal 2015. For most of the company's established product lines, there are few surprises: iPhones are doing very well, Macs are doing pretty well, and iPads are slowly drooping.

Apple broke quarterly records with $10.7 billion in profit and $49.6 billion in revenue, compared to $7.7 billion in profit and $37.4 billion in revenue in Q3 of 2014. Its gross margin was 39.7 percent. These results easily beat Apple's guidance for the quarter, which predicted revenue between $46 billion and $48 billion and profit margins between 38.5 and 39.5 percent.

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The Americas are still Apple's biggest region, and it showed strong growth from last year. However, China remains by far Apple's fastest-growing market, which the company has attributed to the larger screens of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. More carriers have...

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14:09
Apple posts Q3 2015 earnings, cites $10.7 billion...

US$49 billion in revenue and a US$10.7 billion profit isn’t chump change.

And that’s the amount that Apple reported for its Q3 2015 earnings today, complete with figures that included profits from sales of the Apple Watch, which was launched on April 24th.

During today’s announcement, the company cited revenues of US$37.4 billion and a net profit of US$7.7 billion, or US$1.28 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.7 percent compared to 39.4 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 64 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

The company also disclosed unit sales, although it has yet to reveal specific sales numbers for the Apple Watch device:

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14:05
Microsoft reports $3.2 billion quarterly loss

Microsoft reported a $3.2 billion quarterly net loss, hurt by charges related to its Nokia phone business and job cuts, and weak demand for its Windows operating system.

The company took a charge of $7.5 billion in the fourth quarter related to the restructuring of its Nokia handset business, which it acquired last year.

Ouch.

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14:02
Apple’s cash pile crosses $200 billion for the first...

Apple has just announced record quarterly earnings with $10.7 billion of operating profit. This revenue accumulation has resulted in Apple’s biggest ever cash hoard, now standing at $202 billion dollars. This is up from the record $194 billion level reported in the previous quarter and despite Apple giving away $13 billion to shareholders through its capital returns program.

In general, having too much money is a good ‘problem’ to have. What shareholders will think of this new high is yet to be seen, who generally prefer if Apple invested that money in its business or returned to investors in its...

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13:57
Apple's third quarter: $10.7 billion profit and...

Apple made a ton of money in the third quarter of the year, just as they have for many, many quarters preceding this one. Here’s how this quarter stacks up: The Cupertino company made $10.7 billion in profit on $49.6 billion in revenue, compared to profit of $7.7 billion on $37.4 billion in revenue in the same quarter last year.

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13:56
Apple Posts Record Financials for Q3 2015

Although the iPad is still slumping, and Apple Watch sales remain a closely guarded secret, iPhone and Mac sales hit record highs, leading to yet another strong showing for Apple’s bottom line.

 

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13:54
Apple Sells Record Macs and iPhones, but Misses...

Apple reported revenues for the June quarter of $49.6 billion on Thursday, with earnings of $10.7 billion, or $1.85 earnings per share (EPS). The results exceeded Apple's own guidance and consensus estimates from Wall Street, and it was fueled by record third quarter sales of both Mac (4.8 million) and iPhone (47.5 million), all-time high revenue from services, and what Apple called "the successful launch of Apple Watch."


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13:50
Apple does it again: Record 3rd quarter results

Apple released its fiscal year 3rd quarter results this afternoon, and the numbers look great. The company posted a quarterly revenue of $49.6 billion with a net profit of $10.7 billion ($1.85 per diluted share). That's in comparison with the year-ago quarter when Apple's revenues were $37.4 billion with a net profit of $7.7 billion. 

Gross margin was up slightly to 39.7%, compared to 39.4% for the same quarter in 2014. International sales were 64% of the quarter's revenue. 

iPhone unit sales were up 35% year-over-year, up to 47,534,000 compared to 35,203,000 last year. Revenues were up strongly at 59% year over year from 2014: $31,368,000 in 2015 compared to $19,751,000 in 2014. 

iPad sales continue to slump, with unit sales of "only" 10,931,000 in the quarter and revenues of $4.53 billion. Unit sales were down 18% from the same quarter in 2014, while...

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13:48
Google, Facebook, eBay, HP, others ask for rehearing...

Basically, the companies argue that a refusal to limit damages to infringing features could have huge impact in an era when consumer products incorporate many highly sophisticated components within a single device. That Samsung can be successfully sued over singular design features and forced to pay damages based on overall device sales rather than a portion of profits sets a dangerous precedent, the group argues.

I could see their point if Samsung had of taken one feature and incorporated it into a smartphone it designed. However, Samsung stole the entire phone—hardware, software, and everything else it could lay its grubby little hands on. They were caught and should pay.

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13:47
Liveblog: Apple’s Q3 2015 earnings call happens at...

Apple will be reporting its financial results for the third quarter of 2015 today at 5pm EDT (2pm PDT, 10pm BST). As usual, we'll be on the call to liveblog the proceedings and offer charts and commentary.

This was the first full quarter of Apple Watch availability, so we'd expect some of the company's statements and many analyst questions to focus on Apple's newest product. Apple won't be breaking watch sales out into their own category, but rather lumping them into "other devices" with iPods, Beats headphones, the Apple TV, and other accessories. We'd expect to see that category spike this quarter, but the company may not choose to elaborate on just how well the watch is selling.

Things were quiet for most of Apple's other products, aside from the odd Mac refresh. The iPhones and iPads are all mid-cycle, and...

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13:44
Live blog: Apple’s fiscal year Q3 2015 earnings call

Apple earnings day is here at last. Catch up on the company’s latest results here while we await the quarterly conference call between Tim Cook, Luca Maestri and analysts. In summary, Apple reporting earnings $10.7 billion in profit from $49 billion in revenue after 47 million iPhone sales, 10.9 million iPad sales, and 4.7 million Mac sales during the company’s Q3 period. Analysts will likely push Tim Cook and company on sharing more information around Apple Watch sales during the call. The quarter covers the April to June period which includes Apple Watch sales in a number of countries from April 24th and on. Apple’s conference call kicks off at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET so stay tuned for our live coverage below:...

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13:43
News: Apple Q3 2015: Record $49.6B revenue, 47.5M...

Apple reported its third quarter 2015 financial results today, with 47.5 million iPhones and 10.9 million iPads sold. The company posted quarterly revenue of $49.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $10.7 billion, or $1.85 per diluted share. In Q3 2014, Apple had revenue of $37.4 billion and net profit of $7.7 billion, or $1.28 per diluted share. Gross margin was 39.7 percent compared to 39.4 percent a year ago. International sales contributed to…

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13:33
∞ Apple reports record third quarter results

Apple on Tuesday reported a third quarter profit of $10.7 billion on revenue of $49.6 billion. This compares to revenue of $37.4 billion and net profit of $7.7 billion in the year ago quarter.

Apple said the growth was fueled by record third quarter sales of iPhone and Mac, all-time record revenue from services and the successful launch of Apple Watch.

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13:31
Apple published a new Press Release

Apple just published a new Press Release:

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13:18
Spotify’s Discover Weekly: Your ultimate...

Updated every Monday morning, Discover Weekly brings you two hours of custom-made music recommendations, tailored specifically to you and delivered as a unique Spotify playlist.

Good idea.

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12:57
Auto industry exec joins Apple

Betts, who has spent more than 25 years in the auto industry with companies including Toyota and Nissan, vacated his role of head of quality at Chrysler Group last year to “pursue other interests.”

Oh Apple, what are you up to.

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12:42
News: Home Sharing for Music returns in iOS 9 beta 4

After quietly dropping Home Sharing in iOS 8.4 and later tweeting that it would be working to bring it back in iOS 9, it appears that Apple has taken at least a partial step in this direction. iOS 9 beta 4, released earlier today, returns the Home Sharing option under Music in the iOS 9 Settings app, although the feature doesn’t yet appear to yet be implemented in the actual Music app. At this point, it remains unclear exactly how Home Sharing…

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12:13
News: FastMail adds full support for push e-mail in...

Popular email provider FastMail has announced that it is now offering full support for push email in the native iOS Mail app. While, like many other email providers, FastMail had previously released a dedicated iOS app for its service, it is the first third-party email provider to implement native push e-mail in the built-in iOS Mail app since MobileMe (now iCloud) and Yahoo Mail first introduced the capability in 2008. However, while iCloud only…

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12:00
The Apple-IBM MobileFirst enterprise partnership...

The Apple-IBM MobileFirst enterprise partnership is expanding, with 10 new apps added today to the 22 iOS apps already released. Added were apps for business travelers, field service professionals, government inspectors, and managers. Here's the scoop from the Apple website:

Shift Track for Managers (iPad – see image at top of this post): Shift Track for iOS gives managers a smarter approach to staffing and scheduling. By replacing inefficient paper schedules with powerful analytics and intuitive dashboards, Shift Track makes it easy for managers to stay on top of staff schedules, time-off requests, shift exceptions, and employee hours.

Shift Sync for Employees (iPhone, Apple Watch – image below): Shift Sync for iPhone and Apple Watch gives employees more control of their schedules than ever before. Staff members can use Shift Sync’s easy, intuitive...

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11:48
Review: Ulak Lumenair for iPhone 6

Ulak is a new name to us, though the company appears to have been around for a while. The company recently sent us its Lumenair case ($14) for iPhone 6. Lumenair is a two-piece iPhone case consisting of a silicone bumper and clear hard shell. The bumper goes around the phone, which is then placed inside the shell. Lumenair's most notable feature is that by using the LED flash — either by using the iOS flashlight or LED flash notifications (the latter of which the company suggests you turn on for full effect) — the entire case emits a glow, both in the front and the back. It's a neat effect, and stands out as something different. The case offers both volume control and sleep/wake button protection.{/exp:char_limit}
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11:39
ilumi A21 Bluetooth LED Smartbulb: $49

Check out the ilumi A21 Bluetooth Smartbulb, a color-tunable LED light can control from your smartphone. Each bulb produces millions of colors, and the free companion app has built-in programs for a variety of lighting settings. It also has an expected lifespan of 20 years. Through our deal, you can get this smartbulb for $49, a discount of some 45 percent.


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11:29
News: Apple releases fourth iOS 9 beta to developers

Apple has released the fourth developer beta of iOS 9. Featuring a build number of 13A4305g, the fourth iOS 9 beta lacks specific release notes, but likely continues to focus on improving the stability and reliability of the new features in the operating system. A new watchOS beta with a build number of 13S5305d has also been posted, which can be installed via a configuration profile that requires the corresponding iOS 9 beta to be installed, along…

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11:25
App Store, Apple Music, iTunes, Apple TV, Beats 1...

On Tuesday morning, several of Apple’s iCloud services—including the App Store, Apple TV and Beats 1—went down for a number of users. The outages started before 7 a.m. Pacific time and went well until past 10. The technical issues affected users using the services on both desktop and mobile.

Apple quickly addressed the issue in its system status support page. After all the store services were back up and running around 10:30 a.m., Apple stated that the issues affected services tied to its iCloud service.

The struggle was real for all of Apple’s Store Services: the App Store, Apple Music, all the iTunes services, Apple TV, the iBookstore, the Mac App Store, and Radio.

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11:25
Apple released a new iOS OTA Firmware

Apple just released OTA iOS 9.0 (beta) (Build 13A4305g) for:

  • iPad 2 (Wi-Fi) (iPad2,1)
  • iPad 2 (GSM) (iPad2,2)
  • iPad 2 (CDMA) (iPad2,3)
  • iPad 2 (Wi-Fi, 2012) (iPad2,4)
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  • iPad 4 (GSM) (iPad3,5)
  • iPad 4 (CDMA) (iPad3,6)
  • iPad Air (Wi-Fi) (iPad4,1)
  • iPad Air (Cellular) (iPad4,2)
  • iPad Air (China) (iPad4,3)
  • iPad mini 2 (Wi-Fi) (iPad4,4)
  • iPad mini 2 (Cellular) (iPad4,5)
  • iPad mini 2 (China) (iPad4,6)
  • iPad mini 3 (Wi-Fi) (iPad4,7)
  • iPad mini 3 (Cellular) (iPad4,8)
  • iPad mini 3 (China) (iPad4,9)
  • iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi) (iPad5,3)
  • iPad Air 2 (Cellular) (iPad5,4)
  • iPhone 4s (iPhone4,1)
  • iPhone 5 (GSM) (...

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11:09
A New Challenger Pounds the Street Fighter V Pavement


Capcom has introduced a new character for its upcoming Street Fighter V, as it continued a reveal that promises a more connected, less confusing experience for players of the next installment in the decades-old series. Whether in a dark alley or a sunny park, any encounter with Necalli would trigger the run-and-hide side of the fight or flight response. Necalli takes on his opponents with an animalistic style of fighting that makes up for in pure brutality what it lacks in finesse, according to Capcom Community Manager Peter Rosas.

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10:43
TMO Daily Observations 2015-07-21: Lots of Love for...

Despite the complaints about Apple Watch, it looks like most people really like theirs. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to offer their perspective on why people love their Apple Watch even if they aren't completely satisfied with every feature. They also look at Apple's latest hire from the automotive industry and what that means for the secret Apple Car project.


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