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Thursday February 4

11:09
Here’s which smartphone apps have the most usage on...

comScore today has shared its monthly report on both smartphone and app marketshare. The data released today reflects the three-month average ending in December of 2015. The report breaks down the top smartphone platforms, manufacturers, and perhaps most interestingly, the most popular apps…

As you can see in the chart below, Facebook remains the most used app on smartphones, reaching 76.8 percent of all smartphone users that are 18 or older. Facebook Messenger comes in second place with 62.5 percent, while...

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10:58
Microsoft's Bing & Cortana apps for iPhone...

Microsoft on Thursday updated two of its iPhone apps -- Cortana and Bing Search -- with support for 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, along with a number of other new upgrades.

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10:21
Summon your Tesla Model S using only your Apple...

Last month Tesla released its latest ‘Autopilot’ update (v7.1), which we covered intensively on Electrek, but if you are not up-to-date with Tesla’s latest software, the Model S’ Autopilot now includes a new feature called ‘Summon’, which allows Tesla owners to remotely move their vehicle without anyone in it.

At the moment, it is primarily used to get the Model S in and out of a garage easily, but in the future, Tesla CEO Elon Musk says you will be able to summon your car from across the country and it will come meet you while charging at Tesla Superchargers along the way....

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10:13
News: Apple ordered to pay $625M to VirnetX in...

Apple has been ordered to pay $625.6 million in damages to patent-holding company VirnetX over its FaceTime and VPN patents, CNET reports. This latest lawsuit is a retrial of a 2012 award where Apple was ordered to pay $368.2 million; an appeals court dismissed that damage award against Apple and ordered a new trial for some of the infringement claims. VirnetX refiled the suit in January, covering these earlier infringement claims as well as infringements…

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10:12
Apple Deals: $100 off 13" MacBook Airs with 8GB...

AI readers this week can save $370-$440 on Apple's most popular 15" MacBook Pros with 3 years of AppleCare included, plus a free AIO AirPrint photo printer, free shipping, and no tax in 48 states. Also, $100 off select 13" MacBook Airs, or $100+ off all 13" MacBook Airs with AppleCare plus a free Apple Super Drive.

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09:53
Notarize app turns your iPhone into a convenient,...

For anyone who knows the pain of having to look for a public notary, you may be interested in the new Notarize app that just hit the App Store today. Users can actually get documents legally notarized conveniently from the iPhone. Here’s how it works:

Thanks to a law passed in 2011 by the state of Virginia, certified Virginian notaries can complete remote notarization using live video calls. Notarize takes advantage of this and other related laws to create a seamless notarization process. Without having to search for or wait in lines for public notaries, users can quickly notarize documents from anywhere with an iPhone and an Internet connection.

Here’s how Notarize explains it...

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09:44
Spotify gives Amazon Echo a dose of on-demand music

Amazon Echo is going back to its music streaming roots with Spotify support.

The connected speaker can now tap into Spotify’s 30 million songs through voice commands. For instance, users can say “Alexa, play Pearl Jam from Spotify,” or “Alexa, play Afternoon Acoustic from Spotify.”

Voice commands should work with any song, artist, album, or playlist, provided users have signed into Spotify through Amazon’s Alexa companion smartphone app. Echo also supports Spotify Connect, allowing a phone or tablet to serve as the remote control while music plays through the speaker.

There’s just one catch: Listening through Amazon Echo requires a $10 per month Spotify Premium subscription. This isn’t a huge surprise given that Spotify also requires a subscription for some other home entertainment devices, such as Chromecast Audio and...

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09:30
The Narrative Clip 2: A cautionary tale of why you...

Image via GetNarrative.com, since I obviously don't have the camera in hand...

I have a problem - I like to pre-order tech devices and back crowdfunding projects, and then I wait for a long time for this stuff to ship. My most recent frustration is with the Narrative Clip 2. The Narrative Clip 2 is the second generation of a tiny lifelogging camera that clips onto your clothing and then takes photos or videos without a need to remember to press a shutter button. I liked the first Narrative Clip -- although my wife told me to "take that damned thing off" when she realized it was taking photos of her all the time -- and when the improved second version was announced last year I decided it was time to revisit the Clip. My order was made on May 27, 2015, and as of today, it still hasn't shipped.

Now I have to admit that the team in Sweden that's working on the Narrative Clip 2 is doing some pretty amazing...

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08:59
Google Chrome will flag deceptive download buttons...

Google is taking another aggressive step towards correcting deceptive practices on the web.

The company recently announced Chrome will throw up a warning page if it detects a user heading to a webpage with deceptive download buttons attached to an ad. The new warning is in line with the company’s social engineering policy announced in November, Google said in a blog post.

Google

An example of a deceptive download button contained in an ad.

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08:58
Hands-on with CarPlay on the new Chevy Volt’s 8-inch...

Earlier this year at CES, Seth and I had the opportunity to test drive the new Chevy Volt hybrid (okay, I actually just held the camera in the back seat) which has one of the best CarPlay screen we’ve seen yet. Check out our hands-on experience with the Volt’s very nice display from our test drive below …

You can read more about the second-gen Chevy Volt at Electrek, but the takeaway for the purpose of this piece is that the quality of the display in the car can really make or break the CarPlay experience.

The Volt uses an 8-inch capacitive touch display, which is only slightly larger than an iPad mini and bigger than either of my aftermarket CarPlay displays. The bottom line is that bigger is better, and avoid resistive...

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08:50
Apple adds new data for 20 locations to Apple Maps

It never hurts when a new clump of data is added to the Apple Maps database.

On Wednesday, Apple announced that 3D Flyover, traffic and point of interest data had been added for 20 locations to its in-house mapping solution, including popular locales like the Virgin Islands and Taiwan.

The company listed the following locations:

– Adelaide, Australia

– Amiens, France

– Berne, Switzerland

– Bremen, Germany

– Columbus, OH

– Dresden, Germany

– Eindhoven, Netherlands

– Johannesburg, South Africa

– La Rochelle, France

– Louisville, KY

– Middlesbrough, UK

– Nantes, France

– Salzburg, Austria

– South Bend, IN

– Springfield, MO

– Taormina, Italy

– Toulouse, France

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08:39
iTunes, App Store, & Apple TV services hit by...

The iTunes Store, the iOS and Mac App Stores, and even the Apple TV were among services affected by a midday outage on Thursday, leaving some people unable to reach them or make purchases. [Updated]

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08:30
Why your Facebook News Feed is filled with Friends...

When you sign in to Facebook this morning, you’ll be greeted by a strange message: “Happy Friends Day!” If you’re wondering what Friends Day is, don’t worry—you haven’t missed out on celebrating this important holiday for your entire life. It’s a social media holiday that Facebook just invented to celebrate its 12th birthday.

Facebook

But you can join in on the pseudo-holiday fun. Facebook is creating personalized videos for every user, stitching together several photos of you and your friends so you can reflect on how great your relationships are. Or, in my case, wonder why on earth Facebook’s algorithm would choose such awful photos.

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08:20
Apple Pay now supported at approximately two million...

It’s hard to laugh at two million points of sale.

Apple’s Apple Pay mobile payment solution is now supported at approximately two million locations around the world. In addition to revealing that 2 million locations now support the service, a Bloomberg article also says that Chick-Fil-A, Crate & Barrel, and Au Bon Pain will also start rolling out support for the service soon.

In the past, Chick-Fil-A has experimented with a QR-based solution for mobile payments, but that effort has ultimately flopped according to employees. The company also recently revamped its app, but it’s unclear if the app too will gain support for Apple Pay, or if the rollout is limited to physical locations.

Online retailer Zappos has also stated that...

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08:01
The ticking time bomb of Parse shutting down

What happens to apps that are dependent on Parse when Parse shuts off its service for good? There are a LOT of apps in this category.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:54
Bing Search for iPhone gets barcode scanner w/ price...

Users of the Bing app for iPhone are getting some welcomed improvements today with the latest update bringing a new barcode scanner with price comparison functionality and a new deal finder feature.

With the barcode scanner, Bing notes on its blog that it will use scanned barcodes to automatically search its database and “return prices and customer ratings from major retailers, including Amazon, Walmart, Target, and others.”

For iPhone 6s and 6s+ users, the barcode scanner can quickly be accessed using new 3D Touch quick actions with a firm press of Bing app icon. Also available in quick actions is access to...

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07:50
Banned by Tesla!

Really, Tesla? You cancelled his car order? Both sides should be embarrassed by this back and forth.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:47
iTunes, App Store, and other services experiencing...

A list of App Store and iTunes services are currently down preventing users from processing downloads, making purchases or in some cases even streaming their music from iTunes in the Cloud. Apple’s system status currently (as of 10:52AM EST) lists App Store, Apple TV, iBooks Store, iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match, iTunes Store, Mac App Store, and the Volume Purchase Program as potentially being unavailable for some users.

The detailed timeline listed at the bottom of the page describes that in regards to all store services, some users are affected and have been since a little before 10AM EST. It also appears that multiple...

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07:42
Apple ordered to pay $625M in revived VirnetX patent...

Given that this is a retrial, can Apple appeal this verdict?

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:36
Sharp leaning towards Foxconn takeover, but with no...

Sharp is indeed leaning towards a takeover by Apple's main manufactuing partner, Foxconn, but no exclusive negotiating rights have been offered, the company's CEO announced at a Thursday press conference.

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07:29
News: Apple Pay reaches 2 million retail locations

Apple Pay is now available in more than two million retail locations, The Business Times reports. In addition, new merchants such as Crate & Barrel, Chick-fil-A, and Au Bon Pain have begun rolling out Apple Pay in their stores. Last year, Apple set a goal to make Apple Pay available in 1.5 million locations by the end of 2015, and not only has the company exceeded that goal, but Apple notes the volume of in-app purchases using Apple Pay have more…

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07:27
USB Type-C cable so bad it fries Google engineer’s...

What’s interesting about this is the possibility that a bad USB-C cable can fry a laptop.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:22
Rethinking the value of the iPad Pro and Surface Pro

Tim Bajarin weighs in with his thoughts on using the iPad Pro as his primary computer.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:08
GoPro works to stem losses with 'connected and...

Facing increasingly fierce competition in the industry it helped create, GoPro this week announced plans to simplify its product line and innovate on usability, with what CEO Nick Woodman called "the most connected and convenient GoPro we have ever made."

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06:20
Apple discourages Supreme Court from hearing Samsung...

Apple this week attempted to dissuade the U.S. Supreme Court from hearing Samsung's request for review in their ongoing patent infringement dispute, with Apple telling the highest court in America that the $548 million settlement does not deserve review.

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Pay What You Want Leawo Media-Pro...

In today’s iLounge Deals you can get a collection of five handy media apps in the Pay What You Want Leawo Media-Pro Mac Bundle. Pay whatever you want for Music Recorder for Mac, and if you beat the average price you’ll receive the complete set of all five apps, including Tunes Cleaner for Mac, YouTube Downloader for Mac, Video Converter for Mac, and DVD Ripper for Mac. Best of all, 10% of the profits from your purchase will go toward Save…

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05:00
Holster up, partner, with this LD West iPhone case

iPhones don't always fit well (or at all) in a pocket, especially the big ol’ iPhone 6 Plus, which I use. This means you’ll need either a case that clips onto your belt or a holster case.

Yep, a holster case, similar to one used for packing a side arm. LD West ’s $120 Original LD West Holster is a fine example of this, though it’s not for everyone. I like it when I’m wearing a jacket or my outdoor work clothes, but it looks kinda silly when I’m wearing a T-shirt and short pants.

Available in different hues, the Original LD West Holster offers quick and easy access to your iPhone. I thought I might find the holster case uncomfortable to wear for a long time, but it was surprisingly comfortable. The straps adjust to fit just about anyone. However, I found it a bit tricky to assemble the Original LD West Holster. Thankfully, you can view a helpful instructional video on how to do this...

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05:00
Apple Pencils In March 15 for 4-Inch iPhone Launch


Apple is planning an event to unveil a refresh of its iPhone 5s and its Apple Watch, as well as to introduce a new version of its iPad Air, according to a Tuesday report. However, the event date could change, or the company could opt for an online announcement. The 4-inch Phone 5se reportedly will look similar to the 5s and sell at the same price point -- $450 -- but it will have a faster processor, Apple's A9 chip and support for Apple Pay.

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03:25
The 3 technologies retailers need to succeed

Retailers looking to grow in a fast-changing industry need to focus on three main technologies. Computerworld's Sharon Gaudin -- just back from the National Retail Federation's Big Show -- and Executive News Editor Ken Mingis have the details.

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03:00
Mingis on Tech: Mac guy becomes a Dell dude;...

Dell's XPS 15 9550 Touch laptop wins kudos from Computerworld Editor in Chief Scot Finnie. And what about those reports that Apple's iPhone may soon get wireless charging capabilities?

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01:52
Apple invention hints at force-sensitive Touch ID...

An Apple patent filing published on Thursday suggests future iPhones and iPads might sport force-sensing Touch ID home buttons that rely on technology similar to iPhone 6s' 3D Touch system.

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01:11
Patent Troll VirnetX Awarded $626M In Damages From...

Tackhead writes: Having won a $200M judgement against Microsoft in 2010, lost a $258M appeal against Cisco in 2013, and having beaten Apple for $368M in 2012, only to see the verdict overturned in 2014, patent troll VirnetX is back in the news, having been awarded $626M in damages arising from the 2012 Facetime patent infringement case against Apple.


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Wednesday February 3

23:07
Suede protector products can be purchased from...

Forums: Hardware

Cleaning Suede Fabric jackets and accessories should be tackled in much the same way as cleaning suede boots and shoes, but there are some slight differences in the methods and the suede cleaners.

Suede protector products can be purchased from stores and most shoe shops. They act as a barrier against dirt and water stains. It’s best to apply protector when you first get your suede boots or jackets home, and again after each clean. Keep in mind, however, that although these products reduce dirt build up, they don’t prevent it altogether.

If you’re packing up your suede to take on a trip, don’t try to transport it in plastic bags, or any other form of non-breathable material that will cause the suede to sweat. Instead, use a cotton tote bag, or even an old pillowcase.

Suede is a much softer and...

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22:54
The biggest plus of a modular home from Chian

Forums: TroubleshootingTags: container housesentry boxmodular homehzxiaoya

The biggest plus of a modular home is likely its energy efficiency. Believe it or not, because pre-fabricated Container Houses are constructed indoors, totally within a factory setting, they are made with materials that never endure weather damage. This cuts down on drywall warping and mold damage. Also the manufacturer is able to insulate a modular...

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22:35
Apple Pay accepted at more than 2M locations, coming...

As of Thursday, iPhone and Apple Watch owners can use their devices to complete Apple Pay transactions at more than two million retail locations, Apple says, with chains like Chik-fil-A expected to add compatibility soon.

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21:14
shaiya gold Weekend said the extradition

Forums: HardwareTags: shaiya gold

Trinidad Lawyer Common Faris Al Rawi on shaiya gold Weekend said the extradition situation could proceed, and on Weekend a magistrate will choose whether or not to discharge the demand by the US.

Warner's defense is challenging Monday's choice, noting that Al Rawi's authorisation was finalized Five times after a due date set by a lawful assess.
http://www.vgolds.com

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20:47
Apple Pay now accepted at 2M locations, rolling out...

Bloomberg reports today that Apple’s mobile payments solution Apple Pay is now supported at 2 million locations around the world. In addition to revealing that 2 million locations now support the service, the report also says that Chick-Fil-A, Crate & Barrel, and Au Bon Pain will also start rolling out support for the service soon.

In the past, Chick-Fil-A has experimented with a QR-based solution for mobile payments, but that effort has ultimately flopped according to employees. The company also recently revamped its app, but it’s unclear if the app too will gain support for Apple Pay, or if the rollout is limited to physical locations.

Likewise, online retailer Zappos will soon be adding Apple Pay...

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20:40
Sharp, Foxconn to enter talks over $5.5B takeover...

Sharp reportedly plans to enter talks with Foxconn over a takeover bid that could be worth some $5.5 billion, suggesting an end is near for Foxconn's bidding war with Innovation Network Corporation of Japan.

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17:55
Apple adds 20 Flyover cities, new Traffic and Nearby...

As part of Apple's continued Maps buildout effort, the company on Wednesday added 3D Flyover, traffic and point of interest data to its in-house mapping solution, including popular locales like the Virgin Islands and Taiwan.

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17:28
Apple’s App Problem

Following up on Walt Mossberg’s column regarding the quality of Apple’s first-party apps, Jim Dalrymple writes:

I understand that Apple has a lot of balls in the air, but they
have clearly taken their eye off some of them. There is absolutely
no doubt that Apple Music is getting better with each update to
the app, but what we have now is more of a 1.0 version that what
we received last year.

Personally, I don’t care much about all the celebrities that Apple
can parade around — I care about a music service that works.
That’s it.

If Apple Music (or any of the other software that has
problems) was the iPhone, it would never have been released in
the state it was.

Software and hardware are profoundly different...

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16:50
XSAN 2.2 Storage Pool Failure

Forums: TroubleshootingTags: XSAN 2.2

I have a storage pool that just failed and now my Xsan 2.2 volume will not mount. The storage pool that went down was on an XServe RAID and it seems like a drive failed on it and it did not rebuild the volume.

One of the metadata controllers still has the volume mounted and I can see and access the other storage pools. I can see what files were on the storage pool that went down and I am okay with losing those files.

I cannot however mount the volume on new any newer machine.

What are my options to get the volume working again?

I was thinking of reinitializing the Xserve RAID and then renaming it with the storage pool and LUN name as it was before?

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16:08
Apple Music update lets Android users save songs to...

Apple in an update to the Android version of Apple Music on Wednesday added the ability to save downloaded songs to an SD card, greatly increasing the offline listening library capacities for phones running Google mobile operating system.

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15:50
Here's the 'Simpsons' search engine...

You don't win friends with salad, but you can probably make plenty of new ones by becoming a Simpsons meme machine with Frinkiac, a new search engine dedicated to the show. Just type in a few lines and Frinkiac will match it up with screenshots from...

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15:28
Justin.tv is set to return as a Snapchat channel

The man who played a key role in pioneering livestreaming as we know it is offering viewers a window into his life once more. Justin Kan announced that his Justin.tv "lifecasting" exploits will make a comeback as a Snapchat channel. Kan says he likes...

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15:26
Fitbit's Alta Is Dressed to Kill


Fitbit has unveiled a new fitness tracker that highlights muted colors and fashion-forward design elements. The Alta, priced at $129, has a brushed, stainless steel body that supports interchangeable bands, so that it doesn't stand out for the wrong reasons. Consumers can select bands from the Classic line, available in plum, teal, black and blue for $30 each. They can step up the style with hide-leather Luxe bands that come in graphite and lush pink for $60 each, or take it up another notch with a hand-polished stainless steel band for $100.

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15:09
A Texas jury says Apple must pay VirnetX $626...

An Eastern District of Texas jury has decided Apple must pay $626 million for infringing four patents held by VirnetX, a Nevada-based patent licensing company, according to Macworld.

The jury ruled against Apple on all counts, saying the infringement was willful. Apple has already asked the judge to declare a mistrial after lawyers for VirnetX made what Apple called "arguments outside the evidence, blatantly misrepresenting the testimony of Apple witnesses,” notes Macworld.

In January 2014, VirnetX filed a motion with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas seeking to supplement its infringement contentions against Apple, the defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit.

The motion alleged that Apple products, including products containing the redesigned VPN On Demand and Per App VPN features implemented in...

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14:49
Jury: Apple must pay $626 million to patent troll...

An East Texas jury has ruled that Apple must pay patent-holding company VirnetX $625.6 million for infringing four patents. It's a massive verdict for VirnetX, a company that has no products and makes its money solely through patent litigation.

The verdict form (PDF) shows the jury found Apple infringed on every patent claim that was at issue. The first question was how much Apple should pay for infringement related to two VirnetX patents that it had already been ruled to infringe, and the jury held Apple should pay $334.9 million. The panel also found in VirnetX's favor on other, disputed patent claims, and ordered Apple to pay another $290.7 million for infringing those. The accused products included Apple's VPN on Demand, FaceTime, and the iMessage service.

The VirnetX v. Apple showdown may be one of the last of its...

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14:46
Mossberg weighs in on Apple’s app shortcomings of...

There’s a pretty interesting piece over on The Verge in which the mighty Walt Mossberg cites some apparent shortcomings in Apple’s apps in recent years.

He points out that Apple’s products are often considered the best you can buy and that this is part of the Mac and iOS user experience.

“In the last couple of years, however, I’ve noticed a gradual degradation in the quality and reliability of Apple’s core apps, on both the mobile iOS operating system and its Mac OS X platform. It’s almost as if the tech giant has taken its eye off the ball when it comes to these core software products, while it pursues big new dreams, like smartwatches and cars.”

He might be right.

Mossberg then goes on to point out the the majority of Apple’s apps work well and integrate...

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14:27
Apple hit with $626 million in damages in patent case

A jury in Texas has decided Apple must pay $626 million for infringing four patents held by a Nevada-based patent licensing company.

The patents cover technology used in Apple's VPN on Demand software back to 2009, its FaceTime messaging system back to 2010, and its iMessage software.

The trial follows one in 2012 in which Apple was found to infringe on Virnet X patents but managed to overturn the verdict on appeal.

On Wednesday, a jury in the Eastern District of Texas found for VirnetX and against Apple on all counts, going on to find the infringement was willful -- a legal finding that can greatly increase damages.

The Eastern District court is a popular place for patent infringement lawsuits and has earned a reputation as somewhere that favors patent holders in such disputes.

To read this article in full or to...

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14:09
Apple ordered to pay $625M in revived VirnetX patent...

A federal jury on Wednesday found Apple guilty of willfully infringing on four VirnetX patents, awarding the non-practicing entity $625.6 million in damages and ongoing royalties from a previous court finding.

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14:09
MIT Team Runs Victory Lap in 1st Hyperloop...


A team from MIT won the best overall design award in the first round of the Hyperloop pod design contest, held last weekend at Texas A&M University. About 120 teams participated in the event. The MIT entry focused on speed, braking, stability and levitation. Powerful magnets placed over a conducting plate -- the aluminum SpaceX track -- will accomplish levitation in an actual pod. The magnets generate lift.
The MIT team's capsule, which is about 8 feet long and 3 feet wide, weighs about 550 pounds. It's not meant to hold people or cargo.

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13:43
Tip of the Day: Syncing iTunes Store videos with...

Although many users are likely focused mostly on HD videos these days, Apple has still been taking steps recently to increase the quality of the SD video content in the iTunes Store, pushing the envelope beyond what older traditional iPods can handle. If you’re still using an iPod classic or iPod nano for storing and watching videos, you may start running into an error message that “high-quality SD video is not compatible with this iPod”…

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13:34
Watch the amazing verbal choreography behind Grease...

The Verge:

…this video from the show’s associate director Carrie Havel shows you a small slice of the action, with Havel coordinating the live footage — singing along to “Great Lightning,” but with all the lyrics replaced with camera numbers.

It just goes to show that when it comes to live performances, the choreography behind the scenes is usually as impressive as what’s on stage.

This behind the scenes stuff is fascinating. You can’t begin to imagine the work that goes into a production like this and then to add to the pressure, they’re doing it live. Incredible work.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:20
Review: Just Mobile HoverDock for Apple Watch +...

Just Mobile introduced two new docks at CES, and unlike many products seen at the show, both HoverDock for Apple Watch ($35) and HoverDock for iPhone ($35) will be ready for release in the coming days. Both docks are extremely similar — in fact, other than a slight difference in how the cables are held, they're the exact same dock. In both iterations, HoverDock is surrounded by an aluminum ring, with a soft-touch top section, and cable management hidden inside the dock, accessible through a removable plastic-and-rubber base. Cleverly, HoverDock's base can be rotated to further retract either the Lightning cable or Apple Watch charging cable (you must supply your own cable in either instance). Both docks intend to give the sense that a Lightning-based iPhone or Apple Watch is floating, hence the name HoverDock. But though there's only one true difference between the HoverDocks, that slight divergence matters more than you might expect.{/exp:char_limit}
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12:38
How to Unlearn Misspellings and Sync Your User...

If you’ve accidentally told OS X’s system-wide spelling checker to learn misspelled words, never fear, since there’s an easy way to remove them, either one at a time, or in bulk. And once you learn that, you’ll see how you can sync your custom words between Macs so you have the same set everywhere.

 

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12:26
Sony says dual-lens camera tech launching with...

Apple's image sensor supplier, Sony, is expecting its dual-lens camera technology to be launched by "major smartphone players" within the next year, according to comments by the company's CFO.

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12:12
T-Mobile Wins OpenSignal Speed Tests


T-Mobile's 700-MHz rollout has given its mobile users some of the fastest data speeds in the U.S. market, according to a report OpenSignal released Tuesday. OpenSignal crowdsources data on carrier signal quality from users who have its consumer mobile application installed. T-Mobile has the fastest 4G LTE download speeds in the country, overtaking Verizon by a slight edge. Its expanded LTE coverage is almost identical to AT&T's coverage and is closing the gap with Verizon's coverage, according to the "State of Mobile Networks: USA" report.

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12:00
The Week in iOS Accessories: A wallet with a wallop

Wallet with a wallop

This week’s roundup features an iPhone case that doubles as a wallet and as a viewing stand for the phone. Read on!

Dreem

Wallets seem to be the rage in iPhone accessories these days. The $29.88 Dreem features a “detachable wallet folio,” as well as kickstands and “premium vegan leather.”

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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11:43
Pebble update adds support for Health-based...

Apple Watch competitor Pebble has today announced a hefty update to its smartwatch experience. The update, which bumps the company’s Pebble Time smartphone app for iPhone to version 3.6 and the watch firmware to version 3.9, includes a variety of enhancements to Health, Messages, and more.

As far as Pebble Health goes, the company says that a new API is now available that allows watchfaces and apps to take advantage of Pebble Health stats. Watchfaces that use this new feature will be available on the Pebble app store “soon,” according to a blog post. Furthermore, Pebble says that Health tracking is “more accurate overall” and also now includes the ability to show step distance in kilometers.

In addition to the Pebble Health enhancements, version 3.9 of...

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10:39
∞ About Walt Mossberg and Apple’s app problem

Walt Mossberg wrote this morning that Apple’s apps need work. He’s absolutely right. [...]

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10:35
Podcast 493: VR hints, smaller iPhone rumors, Apple...

Everyone's antsy for Apple's next move. This week we discuss the rumored March 15 event, and how we think a lot of people could get pretty excited about a "new" 4-inch iPhone 5se. The new iPad Air should have some cool features too, and it probably makes sense that Apple would happily roll out new mayonnaise loops but avoid getting locked in to a yearly refresh cycle for the Apple Watch hardware itself.

But new iPhones and iPads aren't enough to impress those weirdos on Wall Street, who are obsessed with viewing Apple's business three months at a time, and aren't that wild about where the company is right now. We talk about if that's reasonable, and what it could mean for regular customers like us. Oh, and speaking of the earnings call, what's this about Tim Cook's interest in VR?

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10:34
Square's Apple Pay-ready NFC reader goes on...

The Square Contactless and Chip Reader -- compatible with Apple Pay -- arrived at U.S. Apple Stores on Wednesday, and should soon be available through Apple's online storefront.

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09:44
Apple Back to School promo returns to Australia...

Apple on Wednesday launched the Australian and New Zealand editions of its annual Back to School sale, offering either Beats headphones or iPad discounts to qualifying shoppers buying a new Mac.

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09:21
External Link: Walt Mossberg Says Core Apple Apps...

If you feel as though Apple’s own apps aren’t living up to the company’s high standards, you’re not alone. At The Verge, venerable tech columnist Walt Mossberg has penned a criticism of Apple’s more troubled apps, singling out iTunes (“I dread opening the thing.”), Mail, Photos, and iCloud. “It’s almost as if the tech giant has taken its eye off the ball when it comes to these core software products, while it pursues big new dreams, like smartwatches and cars,” Mossberg said. Given the problems we and our readers have seen with iTunes and Mail in particular, we hope Apple pays heed to this warning from the elder statesman of tech journalism.

 

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09:07
Microsoft purchases SwiftKey, states that iOS and...

Microsoft confirmed via a blog post that the company will be buying SwiftKey, the developer of a popular software keyboard for Android and iOS phones—even though it already has its own software keyboard, Word Flow.

SwiftKey and Word Flow allow users to slide their finger from one letter of a keyboard to another, drawing the shape of the word while an analytical pattern works to identify the word they’re trying to type.

Microsoft’s executive vice president for technology and research, Harry Shum, confirmed the deal in a blog post Wednesday morning.

In some ways, Microsoft’s move is surprising, as it already has its own software keyboard, Word Flow, and last month announced that it would release versions of Word Flow for Android and...

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09:00
Square's new Apple Pay-compatible reader...

Many small businesses depend on Square for payment from customers, but until last year the company's card reader could only accept standard debit and credit cards through a swipe. Square introduced the $49 Square Reader to let those small businesses accept Apple Pay and the new chip-equipped cards, and as of today every Apple Store in the U.S. carries the new reader.

As of this tweet, our new Apple Pay reader is available in every Apple Store across the U.S.

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08:52
Yahoo prepares for split, will lay off 15% of...

Internet search, content pioneer and Apple partner Yahoo is readying for either a reverse spinoff or outright sale that would see the well-known web businesses separated from the parent company and more than 1,000 employees laid off.

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08:48
Dodgy USB Type-C cable fries vigilante engineer...

Benson Leung’s good intentions have finally caught up with him. The Google engineer who launched a crusade against bad USB-C cables in late 2015 just uncovered another sub-standard USB-C cable—and this time it’s cost him a $1,000 laptop.

The Google engineer recently tested Surjtech’s 3M USB 3.1 Type-C to standard Type-A USB 3.0 adapter cable, but those tests didn’t get very far at all. Leung said that as soon as he connected the cable to his Chromebook Pixel, via a small USB power delivery (PD) analyzer, both the PD and his laptop ceased working properly.

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08:40
Apple acquires security firm LegbaCore

When in doubt, buy one of the best security firms you can get your hands on.

Back in November of 2015, Apple quietly acquired security consultancy firm LegbaCore. The acquisition was initially revealed back in December by security researcher Trammell Hudson during a presentation at the 32C3 conference. The acquisition was further corroborated by a series of tweets from founder Xeno Kovah and the company’s website, which states that it is “not accepting any new customer engagements.”

The specific details are unclear, although Kovah and his partner Corey Kallenberg are working full-time at Apple, although their specific roles are unclear. Kovah only stated that he and Kallenbeg would be working on “low level security” at the company.

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08:28
Fitbit slims down with fashionable new Alta fitness...

Fitbit took a bold step at CES last month when it unveiled the Blaze, a $200 fitness-forward smartwatch that seemed designed to compete with Apple Watch. But Wall Street wasn’t a fan of the announcement, and Fitbit’s stock plunged. Though the Blaze hasn’t even been released yet, Fitbit is back with an activity tracker more in line with the rest of its fitness bands.

The $130 Fitbit Alta is slimmer than many of the Fitbits you may have used in the past, like the Surge and Charge HR, and is more stylish than the similarly trim Fitbit Flex. The Alta has all the basic activity-tracking features that other Fitbit bands do, but also adds Apple Watch-like reminders to move—though the Alta urges you to walk around instead of just stand so you’ll reach a goal of 250 steps per hour. Like the Blaze, the Alta automatically recognizes exercises such as walking, running...

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08:21
Supply chain suggests iPhone orders will rebound...

Forecast trends in the demand for flexible PCB (printed circuit board) parts for iPhones indicate that while iPhone production may be down in the first half of the year, it will likely rebound in the second half as work begins on Apple's next-generation models.

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08:15
Apple getting kudos for NYC historic preservation...

While most Apple fans think of the iconic flagship Apple Stores around the world -- the Fifth Avenue Store in New York City, Zorlu Center in Istanbul, or the Pudong store in Shanghai, China -- the company has also done a standout job of taking old, historic buildings and converting them into stunning new stores. The New York Landmarks Conservancy announced today that Apple will receive its 2016 Chairman's Award recognizing the company's preservation and restoration of historic structures in New York City. 

Apple Store, SoHo. Photo via Apple

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08:02
Prime Minister of the Netherlands meets with Apple,...

Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands and Neelie Kroes, special envoy for Startup Delta, are now in San Francisco and have met with a number of California companies with operations in the Netherlands, including Apple, Facebook, Tesla, Cisco, Uber and Planet Labs. (Startup Delta is an organization that collaborates with more than 10 Dutch tech hubs to make the Netherlands the largest startup ecosystem in Europe.)

As part of his visit, the Prime Minister invited top executives from the Bay area to an investment dinner, hosted by the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA), which helps international companies establish and expand operations in the Netherlands. Amazon, Google, IBM, Intel, Guess, Palo Alto Networks, Dolby, Applied Materials, Netflix, NetApp, Nike, Twitter, GoPro, BioMarin and Salesforce were also among more than two dozen companies represented at the gathering of American investors in the Netherlands. A visit to...

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08:00
PSA: If you don't want to fry your new MacBook...

Apple's decision to include a single, all-new USB-C port on the reinvented MacBook has sent buyers of the ultraportable scrambling for adapters and conversion cables to connect legacy devices -- but be mindful of what you plug in.

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07:45
Canalys: iOS grew 10% and OS X notebooks 7% in the...

Recently released Canalys (www.canalys.com) estimates show that 1.74 billion smart phones, tablets, two-in-ones and notebooks shipped in 2015, a year-on-year increase of 5%. Growth was driven by two-in-ones and smart phones, while tablets and notebooks declined. Microsoft has taken the biggest hit from the pivotal shift to mobility. Its share of the total mobility market was just 12%, against Alphabet at 70% and Apple at 17%.  

Shipments of mobility products running Linux-based operating systems increased by over 200%, albeit from a small base, notes the research group. This was primarily driven by YunOS shipments, which became the third largest smart phone platform in China in the fourth quarter of 2015.

The industry is also grappling with other shifts in dynamics, according to Canalys analyst Wilmer Ang.  Android grew only 6% as tablets went into a decline, denting the 10% growth from its...

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07:45
YouTube may get live 360-degree videos

The virtual reality revolution is almost here, and YouTube wants to be ready for it.

The Google-owned property is getting ready to roll out live 360-degree videos, according to Buzzfeed. This would allow users to watch live concerts and other events with a virtual reality headset or just pan around the scene with a mobile device. A launch date for the purported live 360-degree video service is unknown.

To get ready for live streaming, YouTube has been meeting with 360-degree camera makers, Buzzfeed says. What those conversations were about, however, is unclear.

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07:39
Rare video from 1936: AT&T explains the brand...

[VIDEO] Imagine this scenario. All the telephones in the US operated without dials, all depended on a human operator connecting your call by hand. No phones had dials.

City by city, AT&T had to roll out new equipment, giving rotary dial telephones to everyone. They put out the word via a newsreel shown in the town’s movie theaters. See the video in the main post.

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07:39
Walt Mossberg notes quality decline in Apple’s core...

Veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg, now an executive editor at The Verge and editor-at-large of Re/code, says that in the last couple of years, he’s noticed a “gradual degradation in the quality and reliability of Apple’s core apps, on both the mobile iOS operating system and its Mac OS X platform.” Most folks (myself included) think he’s right, but Apple seems to be addressing the issue.

“It’s almost as if the tech giant has taken its eye off the ball when it comes to these core software products while it pursues big new dreams, like smartwatches and cars,” Mossberg writes. “Let me be clear: Most of the time, in most scenarios, I find the core Apple apps work well enough, sometimes delightfully well. Otherwise, I couldn’t recommend the hardware. I love iMessage, the new Notes, Apple Pay, Touch ID, Safari, AirPlay and more. And it isn’t as though the core apps...

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07:27
Here’s how Nintendo will get people to use its...

Nintendo is planning a new rewards program to go along with its first smartphone game next month.

Dubbed “My Nintendo,” the program will reward players both for playing games and for making purchases. Those rewards will then carry across smartphones, tablets, and Nintendo game consoles.

Nintendo plans to split rewards into two types of points. “Platinum Points” will be awarded for playing the company’s mobile apps, logging into the Nintendo eShop, or meeting certain other conditions. Players can then redeem these points for downloadable content. “Gold Points” will work more like a traditional rewards program, letting players earn money-saving coupons by purchasing Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games.

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07:01
My bathroom mirror is smarter than yours

Google’s Max Braun took some of his off time to marry an HDMI display board with a two-way mirror to produce a bathroom mirror that shows you the news, weather, etc. Terrific project. Lots of details and pictures, back and front.

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06:55
Microsoft’s new way of cooling its data centers:...

Ars Technica:

Microsoft has demonstrated an experimental prototype of a new approach: instead of pumping water around the data center, put the data center in the water.

Would this raise sea temperatures?

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06:55
Nintendo's 'Miitomo' coming to iOS in...

Nintendo's first smartphone-only app, Miitomo, will launch sometime next month for iOS and Android, with a pre-registration process beginning on Feb. 17, the Japanese game maker announced on Wednesday.

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06:46
Angela Merkel, a bit of super-heated hydrogen, and...

Aamna Mohdin, writing for Quartz:

German scientists today will set about the first steps towards what has become the Holy Grail of energy—nuclear fusion, which has the potential for unlimited amounts of clean power.

This is a fascinating post, and Angela Merkel just got a lot cooler to me.

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06:38
A beginner’s guide to kerning like a designer

A nice, detailed tutorial on kerning. Something here for even moderately experienced designers.

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06:22
The struggle to create fusion energy at MIT

MIT's Dennis Whyte talks about the efforts to build a prototype fusion reactor.

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06:20
Fitbit's latest wearable is Alta, a low-profile...

Fitbit on Wednesday announced the latest addition to its iOS-connected wearable devices lineup, the $130 Alta, featuring a slim touchscreen OLED and five days of usage on a single charge.

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05:06
New York Landmarks Conservancy to recognize Apple...

The New York City Landmarks Conservancy announced on Wednesday that the recipient of its 2016 Chairman's Award will be Apple, in recognition of the company's preservation and restoration of notable historic structures in New York City.

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05:00
Europe, US Cut 11th Hour Safe Harbor Deal


Europe and the United States on Tuesday announced a new Safe Harbor agreement that neutralizes the threat of enforcement actions against domestic companies handling overseas data. Called the "EU-US Privacy Shield," the agreement aims to protect the privacy of data belonging to European citizens when it's handled by U.S. companies. "The new EU-US Privacy Shield will protect the fundamental rights of Europeans when their personal data is transferred to U.S. companies," said EU Commissioner Vera Jourová.

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04:33
Microsoft confirms SwiftKey buy, says it will...

Microsoft is buying SwiftKey, the developer of a popular software keyboard for Android and iOS phones—even though it already has its own software keyboard, Word Flow.

Software keyboards such as SwiftKey and Word Flow are used to speed up input: Rather than pecking at individual letters, users slide their finger from one letter to another, drawing a shape on the touchscreen. The software analyses the pattern to identify which word they are trying to type.

Microsoft’s executive vice president for technology and research, Harry Shum, confirmed the deal in a blog post Wednesday morning, after rumors began circulating Tuesday.

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04:13
Nintendo: Our second iPhone game will feature a ‘...

When Nintendo first announced that it would finally be launching an iPhone game, it’s safe to say, many of we children of the 90’s got a little excited. Sadly, excitement turned to bemusement once the company revealed it would be launching a weird game called Miitomo, which wasn’t exactly a game, but rather a social network.

Following its disappointing Q4 results, Nintendo has confirmed that its second title would include a “very familiar character”, and won’t be another social network attempt. It did, however, stop short of confirming exactly which character we’re going to see.

“The second game won’t be another communication app,...

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04:00
Rayman Origins on the Mac is a fun, retro side-...

Rayman Origins — published by Feral Interactive — is great retro-ish arcade fun, especially now that an old-schooler like me can use a dedicated gamepad with it. More on that in a moment.

The game is designed and directed by Rayman's original creator Michel Ancel and published by Ubisoft for PC and consoles. Now the limbless hero is serving up vibrant fun on the Mac in one of the best side-scrollers in recent memory.

Here's how the game is described: "When a marauding army of the Livid Dead threatens his magical homeland, it's up to Rayman to leap into action and save the day. With a riotous mixture of unique moves, outrageous enemies and boldly psychedelic environments, this is Rayman at his hilarious and heroic best. Players will jump, swim, sprint and hover though over 60 fantastical levels, from a desert of immense didgeridoo formations and bouncy bongo drums to the fiery stomach of a dragon chef. They'll punch out enemies with Rayman's telescopic fists, confound...

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03:55
Apple removes ‘impact resistant’ claim from Apple...

The BBC reports that Apple has removed the phrase ‘impact resistant’ from its description of the Apple Watch after losing a UK court case over a cracked screen. The owner said that he had been influenced by the description as he is “prone to knocking things about a bit.”

Gareth Cross, 32, from Aberystwyth, [bought] his Apple Watch Sport, but spotted a crack in the glass face 10 days later. The technology giant said work to fix the watch was not covered by warranty […]

Mr Cross took the company to the small claims court in Aberystwyth for breach of the Sale of Goods Act, and has won the case after a six-month fight. The company was ordered to refund the cost of the watch and pay £429 ($620) costs. Apple has now changed the description of the watch, removing the claim it was resistant to impact.

Cross says that he still plans to buy a replacement...

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00:00
PCWorld Show Episode II: Tanking tablets, the...

In this week's episode of the PCWorld Show, we ponder why PCs are killing tablets, why Microsoft would buy SwiftKey, why anyone would make a new Windows phone, and why we love (or hate) USB-C.

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23:13
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If you are looking to insult a Container House, one simple way is to say it looks prefab. That is now starting to change with new technology. The prefabricated housing industry is now creating multi-story homes that are designed by custom architects using assembly line efficiency in factories. This change has really gained steam in the last five years...

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19:44
Apple hires firmware security experts who worked on...

Apple recently added a pair of firmware security experts to its ranks when it hired the team behind "deep system security" startup LegbaCore in November, an apparent effort to bolster platforms like iOS and OS X.

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19:08
Apple acquired LegbaCore consultancy firm to improve...

Back in November of 2015, Apple quietly acquired security consultancy firm LegbaCore it has recently been discovered. The acquisition was initially revealed back in December by security researcher Trammell Hudson during a presentation at the 32C3 conference. The acquisition was further corroborated by a series of tweets from founder Xeno Kovah (seen below) and the company’s website, which states that it is “not accepting any new customer engagements.”

Specific details of the acquisition are unclear at this point. Kovah and his partner Corey Kallenberg are working full-time at Apple, although their specific roles are unclear. Kovah only stated that he and Kallenbeg would be working on “low level security” at the company (via...

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18:50
Apple Stores reportedly stall growth at top US...

Apple Stores, which consistently rank among the most profitable retail outlets per square foot, are reportedly bogging down growth at a chain of upscale shopping malls across the U.S.

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18:27
Amazon plans hundreds of brick-and-mortar bookstores...

NASDAQ:

After dipping its toes into brick-and-mortar retailing last year with its first physical bookstore, online giant Amazon.com Inc. is poised to dive into the deep end.

The Seattle company plans to open as many as 400 bookstores, Sandeep Mathrani, chief executive of mall operator General Growth Properties Inc., said on an earnings call on Tuesday.

While nothing official has been announced by Amazon yet, if true, this seems like a bit of a head scratcher. After all, Amazon has been the prime suspect in the decline of traditional bookstores. But the best part of this story is the line, “Physical stores would give Amazon customers a place to leaf through books before buying them.” You don’t say. What a clever idea.

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17:22
Zagg to buy iPhone battery case maker Mophie for $...

Re/code:

Mophie, the accessory maker best known for its iPhone battery cases, is being bought for at least $100 million by rival Zagg.Zagg CEO Randy Hales said in a statement that the deal creates “numerous opportunities” to boost profits and revenues by combining the two companies’ strengths and distribution networks. Mophie CEO Daniel Huang and operating chief Shawn Dougherty will continue in their current roles, reporting to Hales. The deal, approved by both boards, should close later in the first quarter.

I’ve always been a fan of the Mophie products. I met their people several times at Macworld Expos and really liked them. Hope this works out well for all involved.

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17:16
Microsoft reportedly buys SwiftKey for $250M as part...

Microsoft is looking to expand on its artificial intelligence program with the reported purchase of UK-based developer SwiftKey, makers of the popular cross-platform predictive keyboard of the same name.

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