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Thursday November 19

Apple Pencil teardown reveals tiny logic board,...

If you’re wondering exactly how the iPad Pro’s Pencil stylus works, a new look at its innards helps draw a clearer picture.

Officially, we know the Apple Pencil connects to the iPad Pro via Bluetooth, and is not capacitive like a finger or generic stylus. Instead, it uses a pair of emitters to send angle and location data, and includes some sensors inside the case for pressure detection.

A teardown by iFixit gives a little more detail: Inside the Pencil’s tip is a small metal bit, which likely connects to one of the two aforementioned emitters for angle and orientation detection. And inside the Pencil case, there’s a set of matching “ticks,” with three on the logic board and three on the pen assembly. iFixit guesses that these ticks help “sense pressure...

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Huawei's Fast-Charging Batteries Could Solve...

Huawei Technologies last week unveiled lithium-ion batteries that recharge in minutes rather than hours. The batteries, developed by Huawei's Watt Lab, recharge 10 times faster than their competitors and can reach 50 percent capacity in two to five minutes, the company said. Huawei demonstrated two models at the 56th Battery Symposium in Japan last week: a 600-mAh unit that reached 68 percent capacity in two minutes and a 3,000-mAh model that reached 48 percent capacity in five minutes.

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Pad & Quill introduces three new rich iPad Pro...

With the iPad Pro now available and shipping around the world, the artisanal Apple accessory makers at Pad & Quill have introduced three new high-end cases to hold and protect the larger tablet. Whether you’re looking for a book-style carrying case that holds Apple Pencil or a nice leather bag that adds room for a keyboard, Pad & Quill’s three new accessories are worth checking out for iPad Pro owners.All three iPad Pro cases from Pad & Quill are offered in multiple colors with rich materials and available to pre-order or order now.


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Rumor has it Adele's new album won't hit...

Adele's latest album, 25, is due to release on Friday -- but it's going to skip streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify, The New York Times reports. Adele's previous records, 21 and 19, remain available to stream, as do the new singles from...

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Apple crosses $1 billion sales mark in India for the...

Apple crossed the $1 billion sales mark in its India operations for the first time in the fiscal year that ended March in March, according to results filed with the Registrar of Companies (RoC) on Wednesday.

According to a Brand Equity report, Apple posted a 44 percent increase in sales to Rs 6,472.89 crore from Rs 4500.35 crore and net profit doubled to Rs 242.85 crore from Rs 119.48 crore as the company widened its retail network and stepped up marketing efforts, including buyback schemes, installment programs and discounts.

The rupee traded at around 62-63 against the dollar in FY15. Apple has more than doubled sales in India in the last two years, having posted revenue of Rs 3,057.79 crore in FY13. Brand Equity says analysts attributed this to the surge in demand for iPhones with sales growing upwards of 35 percent quarter-on-quarter in the last two years. As per the RoC filing, the parent didn't...

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Lightroom CC 2015.3 and Lightroom 6.3

Returns previously excised import functionality to the professional photo cataloging and editing applications. ($149 new or $9.99 monthly Creative Cloud subscription, free update)


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Rumor claims Apple seeking second supplier for next-...

Apple is looking to pick up a second manufacturer for the next-generation Apple Watch apart from Quanta Computer, a Chinese report said on Thursday.

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Deals: $100-$200 off Mac minis, $300-$400 off iMac...

Upgraded Mac minis finally see deep discounts this week at B&H. Plus $300-$400 off Mid-2015 iMac 5Ks, $200-$300 off 2015 MacBook Pros, $400 to $900 off Mac Pros, and up to $30 off iPad mini 4s.

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9to5Toys Last Call: USB DVD drive $20, Verizon 1GB...

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Heads up! During Black Friday/Cyber Monday you’re going to have to follow us on Twitter to get the best deals since many sell out too quickly to post.


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Photojojo opens presale on Iris Lens kit

Avid iPhoneographers are familiar with the great lens kits that are available from Olloclip and how they can turn a so-so photo into a winner, but Olloclip lenses have two issues: they're expensive and if you use any case but the one from Olloclip, you have to remove it before you can use the lenses. Today, Photojojo has opened up presales on their new Iris Lens series, with special pricing today only.

While they're still not exactly inexpensive, the Iris Lenses have some major advantages over the Olloclip product. First, you can purchase just one lens if that's all you need -- there's no need to buy a fisheye lens or macro lens that you're never going to use if you don't want to. Second, the lenses work with most iPhone cases, using a unique elastomeric paracord to hold a mount in place.


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Review: Mophie Juice Pack Reserve for iPhone 6/6s...

Battery maker Mophie's latest portable charging accessories are compact, convenient and durable, making them an easy recommendation for anyone looking to keep their iPhone juiced on the go.

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Content blockers on iOS 9: Much ado about nothing?

About two months ago, most of the chatter on the Apple websites including AWT was about ad blockers. There was a lot of concern that they spelled the beginning of the end for ad-supported websites, since most sites rely heavily on advertising to make money. Imagine my surprise last night when I saw this tweet from publisher Federico Viticci:

Two months after the launch of iOS 9, there are no Content Blockers in the Top 150 Paid charts for iPhone (US App Store).

— Federico Viticci (@viticci) November 19, 2015

Dave Mark over at The Loop did a search and found that the content blockers are all in the App Store's Utilities category. But even when looking in that category, Mark found that "the first paid ad...

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Apple Pay launched in Australia through American...

Apple Pay has just launched in Australia.

In a somewhat limited capacity, but it’s launched.

On Thursday, Apple, partnering with American Express, launched Apple Pay in Australia.

At present, no co-branded cards are currently supported, and only stores equipped for AmEx wireless payments are accepting transactions. This does include major chains though, among them Coles, Harvey Norman, Starbucks, Woolworths, and others.

Similar to the Canadian launch, Australia is typically better-equipped than the U.S. for wireless payments. Related technologies such as chip cards have been common in the region for some time.

The same AmEx deal...

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Apple crossed $1 billion sales mark in India in 2015...

Apple achieved its first $1 billion in Indian sales in an annual period ending last March, according to newly-published data from India's Registrar of Companies.

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iFixit tears down Apple Pencil, posts findings

The coolest of felines at iFixit have torn down the Apple Pencil and found some amazing stuff inside.

The crew, which had to resort to opening the device with a small circular saw and breaking a flex cable in the process, found that the plastic outer casing reveals a metal inner one. The tip contains two separate emitters, used to determine both the angle and orientation of the Pencil in order to adjust the width of the pen stroke.

iFixit reported that the logic board is the smallest one it’s ever seen, and weighs just one gram. Even so, the board as still been folded in half to fit inside the casing.

An even smaller sensor fits inside the nib of the Apple Pencil,...

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News: iFixit tears down the Apple Pencil

iFixit has posted a teardown of the new Apple Pencil. The report notes the basic specs of the Pencil, noting a new Apple model number of A1603, and draws comparisons to the Microsoft Surface Pen and 53’s “iPad Pencil,” the latter of which oddly bears the same Pencil name and continues to be sold by Apple in its retail stores. The Apple Pencil box includes a spare tip along with a Lightning-to-Lightning adapter to allow users to charge…

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Poll: Is Tim Cook right that a converged Mac and...

Tim Cook has consistently spoken out against the possibility of converging iOS and OS X devices, most famously saying that “you can converge a toaster and refrigerator, but these things are probably not going to be pleasing to the user.”

He repeated this line earlier this week, stating that Apple wants to make “the best tablet in the world and the best Mac in the world – and putting those two together would not achieve either.”

However, some of your comments suggest that not all of you agree, so we’ve adopted the suggestion of one commentator and posed the question … 

One suggestion that has been voiced by a number of people...

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Apple refreshes Beats Solo 2 Wireless + urBeats with...

Two months after the introduction of the rose gold iPhone 6s and Apple Watch Sport, Apple has refreshed its Beats Solo 2 Wireless headphones and urBeats in-ear headphones with matching rose gold color options. If you’ve already got Solo 2 Wireless or urBeats, the only difference here is the new color option, but they do look good especially if you want to match your hardware. Apple now offers iPhone and Apple Watch color-matching versions of both headphone models with gold, rose gold, silver, and space gray.

Beats Solo 2 Wireless pair to iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple Watches, Apple TVs, and other Bluetooth-compatible devices for audio playback without the hassle of dealing with an audio cable....

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Sprint’s compelling new promo: Switch from another...

There’s no need for complicated cost comparison charts with Sprint’s latest wireless promotion.

Quite simply, Sprint is promising to cut bills in half for customers who switch from Verizon, AT&T, or T-Mobile. The deal runs from November 20 through January 7, 2016, and Sprint says it will lock in those lower prices until January 8, 2018.

The savings apply to both the cost of data and the per-line access fees that AT&T and Verizon charge. For instance, a Verizon family plan with four phones and 12GB of shared data costs $160, which includes $80 per month for the data, and $20 per month for each phone. With Sprint, you’d pay $40 per month for the data, and $10 per month for each phone, at a total of $80 per month.

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Holiday gift guide for designers

Some of these are really great. Definitely worth making your way through the post.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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Half of data connections by top 500 Android apps are...

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have discovered that half of the communications connections established by the top free Android apps are hidden to the user, and much of the data is being transmitted for unknown purposes.

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The hidden trackers in your email

This is why we can’t have nice things.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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∞ Comparing drawing capabilities of the iPad Pro and...

In the embedded video, Serenity Caldwell used the iPad Pro and the Surface Book (same screen as the Surface Pro 4) to do some similar sketching tasks using built in tools, all with informative running commentary. If you are considering an iPad Pro to use for sketching, this is well worth watching.

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Apple releases rose gold versions of Solo2 Wireless...

Apple on Thursday released new faux rose gold versions of its Beats Solo2 Wireless on-ear headphones, as well as its urBeats in-ear headphones.

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iFixit Apple Pencil teardown reveals twin emitters...

No new Apple tech survives long without being taken apart by iFixit, and the Apple Pencil is no exception. Apple didn’t make it easy, however, with iFixit having to resort to a small circular saw to open up the device and needing to break a flex cable along the way.

Inside, it found that the plastic outer casing reveals a metal inner one. The tip contains two separate emitters, used to determine both the angle and orientation of the Pencil in order to adjust the width of the pen stroke. With such little space to play with, Apple had to get creative with the logic board … 

iFixit reports that the logic board is the smallest one it’s ever seen, and weighs just 1g. Even...

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∞ Australia, American Express, and Apple Pay: The ads

These ads are like music to my ears.

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Where did the content blockers go?

Federico Viticci pointed out a lack of content blockers on the app store top paid list. Here’s my take.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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iFixIt: the Apple Pencil is chock full of rad tech

The gang at iFixIt has torn apart the Apple Pencil. They say it’s “pretty neat how much clever tech they were able to cram into such a teensy cavity,” but add that “this device was not meant to be repaired or opened—you can’t get in without destroying it.”

Their Apple Pencil teardown highlights include:

  • “This is the smallest logic board we’ve ever seen, weighing in at a whopping 1 gram. This little board gets even littler, folding in half to make the most of the minimal space.”
  • “The Pencil's pressure sensor is made up of a tiny board with three conductive ticks, matched up with another three ticks that move with the (spring-loaded) tip. We assume that by measuring movement between these two parts, the pen knows how hard you're pressing.”
  • “A peek inside the Pencil nib reveals a tiny metal bit sunk...
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Supply-chain report claims Apple on track for 10M...

The variously-reliable Digitimes reports supply-chain sources as saying that Apple is likely to ship more than 10M Apple Watches by the end of the year, noting that the company is currently seeking a second supplier.

Apple has placed orders for four million Apple Watches for the fourth quarter, targeting mainly demand from the year-end holidays. Sales of Apple Watch are expected to surpass 10 million units in 2015 […]

Apple is to seek another manufacturer aside from Quanta Computer, according to a Chinese-language Apple Daily report … 

Apple Watches are currently all made by Quanta Computer, but Apple has reportedly approached ...

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News: Daily Deal: The Black Friday Mac Bundle

Today in our iLounge Deals section we’re offering you a great deal on 10 top-rated productivity apps for your Mac at one great price in The Black Friday Mac Bundle. For only $39.99, you can pick up fully licensed copies of Drive Genius 4, After Shot Pro 2, PDFpen 7, Mixtape Pro, MacX DVD Ripper Pro, BusyContacts, Prizmo 3, MotionComposer, DropZone 3, and DaisyDisk. That’s a savings of almost $500, or over 90% off the price of purchasing each…

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Manhattan DA Pressures Google and Apple To Kill Zero...

An anonymous reader writes: In a speech to the 6th Annual Financial Crimes and Cybersecurity Symposium, New York County District Attorney for Manhattan Cyrus Vance Jr. has appealed to the tech community — specifically citing Google and Apple — to "do the right thing" and end zero-knowledge encryption in mobile operating systems. Vance Jr. praised FBI director James Comey for his 'outspoken' and 'fearless' advocacy against zero knowledge encryption, and uses the recent attacks on Paris as further justification for returning encryption keys to the cloud, so that communications providers can once again comply with court orders.


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Apple’s sales in India cross the $1 billion mark

Huge growth in India.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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Apple Pencil torn apart to find incredibly small...

The new Apple Pencil for iPad Pro packs a great deal of advanced technology into a tiny package, including a logic board that's actually folded in half to fit inside the writing tool.

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IBM’s Watson predicts Apple Watch as hottest holiday...

IBM’s supercomputer, Watson, tracks what people are talking about buying for Xmas.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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Apple Watch hits Swiss watch industry hard, suffers...

Jony Ive’s year-ago prediction that the Swiss watch industry would be in trouble once the Apple Watch launched appears to have been correct (his actual language was said to have been stronger). Bloomberg reports that Swiss watch exports suffered their biggest slump in six years.

Shipments declined 12 percent to 2 billion Swiss francs ($2 billion), the Swiss customs office said in a statement Thursday. Adjusted for fewer working days, the drop was 7.6 percent. Exports to the U.S. dropped 12 percent.

“2015 has been one to forget for the watchmakers,” said Jon Cox, an analyst at Kepler Cheuvreux in Zurich...

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Future Mac laptops could have a ‘multiple backlit...

Future Mac laptops could come with a backlight keyboard that individually illuminates the keys using multiple keyboard backlights if the invention described in a patent filing (number 20150334799) with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office comes to fruition. 

In the patent filing, Apple says that, despite computers becoming more useful for a variety of personal, business, and manufacturing tasks, keyboards have hardly changed beyond their original design. Physically, some keyboards have improved by providing a single backlight that allows the user to see the keys of a keyboard better. However, such backlights are typically static and don’t provide any additional utility beyond improving the visibility of keys. Apple thinks we need a keyboard interface offers an additional means for communicating information to the user.

Why would you want/need a multiple backlight keyboard? Apple says that lighting schemes can include...

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Apple considers making a ‘life vest’ for iPhones

Future iPhones could include a “life vest” for iPhones with “floaties” build into special cases so the Apple smartphone won’t sink when dropped in water. Apple has applied for a patent (number 20150331456) with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for an “electronic device housing.”

The housing/case would also protect it other ways. According to Apple’s patent, it would sport an anti-shock mechanism to protect an iPhone from impact on a hard surface. The device includes shock absorbers which may be deployed upon sensing a triggering event by an accelerometer. The shock absorbers may include bumpers of buoyant material to allow the portable electronic device to float if the device contacts a water surface.

The patent also mentions tables and laptops so, theoretically, the invention could also apply to iPads and Mac laptops. In the patent filing, Apple says users have grown so accustomed to carrying such devices, they’re often...

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Google+ Tries On New Social Media Identity

Google on Tuesday reintroduced its Google+ social network with major revisions to its look and feel, as part of a last ditch effort to make the struggling site a player in a much deeper and more crowded landscape. The site has undergone a major redesign that takes away some of the bloat that slowed down the navigation process, the company said. Its new focus is to serve as a virtual gathering place for people with common interests. Google+ now puts Communities and Collections front and center, said Eddie Kessler, director of streams at Google.

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Majority of U.S. consumers want a single TV app

If Apple releases its own TV streaming service next year, it will certainly be timely. Nearly nine out of 10 U.S. pay TV subscribers (86 percent) want a single app for all of their video watching, according to new data released today from Altman Vilandrie & Company’s sixth annual survey on consumer video habits. Apple’s service might not solve the problem entirely, but it would be a step in the right direction.

The survey also revealed that 70 percent of consumers haven’t downloaded any network or cable channel apps, even as viewers continue to be inundated with more streaming video options.

“Consumers are saying that greater choice does not always lead to a better experience,” says Altman Vilandrie & Company...

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Here are some reasons why you need the Mailplane...

By Dave Greenbaum

I’m a huge Mailplane fan and was using the beta for quite a while and fell in love.  Mailplane simply put is a dedicated Gmail browser. Why do you need one? Many reasons.

The most obvious one is the fact it allows you to log into multiple Gmail accounts at once on different pages. Sure you can do this with two different browsers or use some of Gmail’s built in capabilities, but this does it all for you automatically in a dedicated fashion. Open it up and you have distinct pages for each Gmail account as well as optionally ones for the calendars. The menu bar icon indicates how many emails are in each account and color codes the different account.

In daily usage, I absolutely rely on Gmail and using it in Safari has caused me problems. Safari slows down, plugins such as Flash crash, and I often have to restart Safari. Even when Safari is acting flaky Mailplane allows me to...

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Xsan for Tiger

Forums: SoftwareTags: Xsan Tiger Installer Download

Hi there,
I have dug some old G5 Xserves out of storage along with a few appleRAID and activeRAID enclosures. The G5s have licenses for Tiger 10.4 so I wanted to get them up and running as Xsan machines but I can't find Xsan for Tiger anywhere.
Can anyone point me in the right direction please?

Many thanks,

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T-Stand hands-on preview: We’re impressed with this...

We have mixed emotions about covering crowd-funding campaigns here at TechHive. On the one hand, we’re giving a company a big platform to raise cash based on little more than promises. On the other hand, that cash could help bring a terrific product that early backers will typically acquire at a discount (if you’re not taking the time value of money concept into account, that is). This particular story is a little different because Surface ID sent us a near-final prototype of its T-Stand tablet stand to check out.

To be clear, this is a hands-on preview versus a rated review—the T-Stand has yet to go to manufacturing. But if you’re considering backing the T-Stand Kickstarter campaign, we think you’ll find it to be a good value, and Surface ID is offering backers a number of early-bird specials. The campaign—which ends on Monday, November 23—has raised $145,000...

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Apple invents integrated life jacket for iPhone

As a result of continued research into device protection technologies, Apple has developed an automated bumper system that doubles as a floatation device, protecting iPhones from drops and large bodies of water.

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Wednesday November 18

A bundle of Mac App Bundles, more than 50 total apps...


As we approach Black Friday we are at the Nexus of the Mac application bundle universe with not 1, not 2, but 3 impressive Mac Bundles happening at the same time.

First up is MacHeist’s “Hall of Fame Bundle” which includes greats such as TechTool Pro, Graphic Converter, Stuffit Deluxe, Nisus Writer Pro, Poser, Fetch FTP and more for $15 (or choose the bottom row for “Name your own price”. This one has sold over 10,000 copies but ends in a day so you might want to get hopping.

Next up is...

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Microsoft Graph promises open developer access to...

Microsoft at its Connect (); conference on Wednesday flipped the switch on Microsoft Graph, n?e Office 365 Unified API, a set of APIs that let developers integrate, manage and tap into vast expanses of data stored in the Office 365 cloud.

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Silicon Valley bracing for severe El Nino flooding;...

After years of crippling drought, California is now entering a powerfully wet El Ni?o weather pattern that is predicted to bring record precipitation. Flooding in coastal areas along San Francisco Bay poses risks of devastating economic impacts for the region, although Apple's principal offices centered in Cupertino should help it avoid much of the impact.

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Apple spotlights ABC app, Muppets in new Apple TV ad

Adding to a series of Apple TV ads released earlier this week, Apple on Wednesday posted a new commercial featuring ABC's app, with a little help from the Muppets.

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Apple shares new video highlighting Watch ABC on new...

Yesterday, Apple uploaded a handful of new 15 second videos to its YouTube channel highlighting the various apps that its new tvOS-powered Apple TV supports. Apple shared videos showcasing apps Netflix, HBO NOW, Asphalt 8, Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition: Star Wars, and Crossy Road. Now, the company has shared one more video to YouTube highlighting Watch ABC on the new Apple TV.

The video features characters from popular ABC show The Muppets. The video ends with Apple briefly showing the Watch ABC app in the tvOS interface, followed by the same multicolor graphic that opens the video.

In the description of the video, Apple again touts that the future of TV is apps:

Watch ABC and your favorite shows and movies on Apple TV. The future of television is apps.

 You can view the latest video from Apple below. It is likely that as the tvOS App Store continues to expand,...

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Official Google iOS app updated w/ interface tweaks...

Google today is rolling out an update to its iOS app that brings the app to version 10.0 and includes a handful of visual changes. With today’s update, the voice search feature has been redesigned to be more inline with Google’s Material Design aesthetic, while the Google Now cards in the app are now organized in a much more straightforward way.

The voice search interface has been update right from the start. As soon as you “Ok Google” or tap the microphone in the app, you’ll see a more colorful wavelength indicator along the bottom of the design. When the actual search is performed, you’ll notice the bottom navigation bar has been slightly redesigned, as well. The new colorful wave design is very similar to the design introduced to Siri when iOS 9 launched back in September.

Perhaps most notably, however, Google Now in...

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Amazon’s two-step verification


Amazon’s Two-Step Verification adds an additional layer of security to your account. Instead of simply entering your password, Two-Step Verification requires you to enter a unique security code in addition to your password during sign in.

You’ll enter your sign in information like you normally would, but then you’ll be prompted to enter a security code. You can receive this security code in a variety of ways depending on the option you select during sign up, including text message, voice call, or authenticator app.

Some folks will think this kind of security is inconvenient. But any time I give a company my credit card info and I want that info stored on their site, I feel more comfortable if the site offers this additional level of security.


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Holiday Buyer's Guide: iPhone accessories for...

There's lots of gift options for aspiring filmmakers and photographers on your holiday list. Here's a selection of imaging accessories for Phone users.

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Microsoft Retools Minecraft to Teach Kids to Code

Microsoft on Monday announced that its Mojang unit's Minecraft will star in's third annual Hour of Code event in December. A 2-D tutorial version of Minecraft will introduce players ages 6 and older to simple coding, encouraging them to mine and craft by using visual programming, Microsoft said. After completing the tutorial, players will have the opportunity to engage in a bundle of 14 challenges to reinforce what they've learned.

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Notable apps and app updates for November 18, 2015

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

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

Smith Micro has launched Poser Pro 11, an upgrade of the software for creating realistic 3D characters and scenes. In addition to dozens of new features and usability improvements, it comes with an extensive library of pre-loaded characters and content, including human figures, animals and props.

Poser 3D animation software is available in both professional (Poser Pro 11) and standard (Poser 11) versions. For information about features, pricing, and special version upgrade offers, go here

128bit Technologies has...

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AWT News Update: November 18, 2015

There's all sorts of fun Apple-related news for you today. Let's take a look:

  • Sprint rolls out LTE Plus to 77 markets, could make those iPhone 6s/6s Plus phones ultra-speedy
  • Microsoft's Bing for iPhone (at right) has also received a speed boost, often answering questions before you're done asking them
  • Apple seems to be banning non-HomeKit home automation products from the real and online Apple Stores
  • Tweetbot for Mac just got all sorts of El Capitan love
  • Goldman Sachs thinks Apple's services revenues will skyrocket

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Review: Pad & Quill’s new Apple Watch band takes...

It’s immediately noticeable that the new Lowry Cuff strap from Pad & Quill meets the company’s usual quality standard requirements. You’ll first likely notice the strap is handcrafted by the rugged look of the stitching that clearly wasn’t done by machine. And the leather, which the company notes is full-grain vegetable-tanned leather from Horween Tannery (a favorite source of leather for a lot of high-end goods), is extremely soft to the touch. Some leather bands are stiff and as a result a bit cheap feeling, especially before breaking them in a bit, but the Lowry Cuff doesn’t suffer from any of those issues.

The Lowry Cuff is available in the tan color pictured...

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Podcast 483: Putting the iPad Pro to work

The iPad Pro has arrived, and it's time to get to work. Susie is joined by Dan Benjamin of the 5by5 network, fresh off a trip to San Francisco where he got to sample the iPad Pro's abilities when he wasn't downing tiki drinks or hanging with Weird Al. From the sadly scarce and curiously round Pencil to how the expansive screen affects travelability, the iPad Pro gives us plenty to talk about.

Elsewhere, Susie and Glenn recap Apple's embarrassing Mac App Store security certificate fail, the rumor about person-to-person payments over Apple Pay, and the upcoming end of Beats Music.

Show notes

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Apple, Google urged to crack encrypted phones in...


Apple Inc. and Google Inc. face renewed calls to create a workaround for smartphone encryption in the wake of the Paris attacks as Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. proposed a compromise that seeks to mollify privacy advocates.

Vance and FBI Director James Comey echoed recent comments by CIA and Justice Department officials who cite the need for access to stay a step ahead of terrorists who may use encryption to hide planned attacks. Underlining their point, French authorities said predawn raids in a Paris suburb were triggered by information gleaned from a discarded mobile phone.

“The line to protect the public should not be drawn by two companies who make smartphones,” Vance said Wednesday at a cybersecurity conference in New York where he unveiled a 42-page white paper on the issue. His plan would require companies to download data for investigators with a warrant, rather than providing the government with a “backdoor.”


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ISIS Mocks Anonymous' War Declaration

ISIS has rebuffed the declaration of cyberwar Anonymous issued on Sunday. "The #Anonymous hackers threatened in new video release that they will carry out a major hack operation on the Islamic state (idiots)," reads a message posted Monday in a Telegram channel believed to be affiliated with ISIS hackers, according to media reports. "What they gonna hack," it continues. "All what they can do is hacking Alansar twitter accounts, emails etc." The message includes a list of tips to counteract Anonymous' hacking attempts.

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Review: SwitchEasy Aero, N+, Nude, Play for iPhone...

Whereas most case companies are rebranding existing iPhone 6 cases as "iPhone 6/6s," or are creating new cases designed for both the 6 and 6s, SwitchEasy is marketing many of their newest cases solely as iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus cases. Four of these new cases are Aero, N+, Nude, and Play, and we've received all of these cases for both the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Aero, N+, and Nude are $20 cases, while Play, with its lanyard loop and built-in kickstand, is $25. All of these cases are thin, and most of them are very thin — Apple would be proud. We've included a front shot of the iPhone 6s case and a rear shot of the iPhone 6s Plus case for each. As is expected from SwitchEasy, all of the cases come in a variety of colors, and they all come with screen film, as well.{/exp:char_limit}

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Apple Pay launches in Australia with limited card...

On Thursday local time Apple launched Apple Pay in Australia, relying on the same American Express partnership it used to introduce the platform to Canada earlier in the week.

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Apple Pay goes live in Australia with American...

As expected, the Apple Pay mobile payments service for the latest iPhone and Apple Watch models has gone live in Australia, where it is already Thursday. Apple Pay for apps is also available for devices without NFC, such as recent iPad models.

The service debuted earlier this week in Canada, following the late 2014 launch in the United States. Currently, the service is limited solely to American Express card users in both Australia and Canada. Apple is in talks to expand the service to more banks and cardholders in the future.

Apple’s website for Australia also notes that support for store cards and loyalty reward card for individual retailers is coming soon to the Australian version of Apple Pay. In addition to this...

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Apple Watch Link Bracelet Kit now available in Space...

The new Magnetic Charging Dock was not the only new Apple Watch accessory to hit online stores today.

Apple has also begun selling a Link Bracelet Kit in Space Black for $49 in the Apple Store. Until today, Apple was only selling this kit for Silver Link Bracelets. These Link Bracelet Kits are designed for the 42mm Apple Watch and contain six additional stainless steel links. You can use these kits to replace missing links on your original bracelet or to expand it and accommodate bigger wrists. The original Link Bracelet measures 205mm and adding all six of the links to it expands it to 245mm.

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Sprint rolls out LTE Plus network with peak speeds...

Sprint on Wednesday activated a new, faster 4G network under the "LTE Plus" moniker, in some cases doubling peak connection speeds to 100 megabits per second or faster.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Built for iPad Pro, too!

Built for iPad Pro, too!

This week’s roundup of accessories includes new devices designed to enhance the iPad Pro—and the Apple Pencil, the Pro’s partner in productivity.


Your new accessories don’t have to be expensive. The $10 iPad Pro Leather Case is the large version of one of the more inexpensive items in iOS-dom. In addition to its protective exterior, the case also converts into a stand that lets you swivel the viewscreen around 360 degrees, and it includes magnets for Smart Cover support. 

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Architectural renderings unveiled for planned...


Apple does an incredible job on its flagship Apple Stores. Think of the 5th Avenue store in Manhattan, the Zorlu Center store in Istanbul, or the Pudong Store in Shanghai, China, and you envision soaring glass shapes. Other stores get a more traditional treatment, but still show architectural prowess that's amazing -- look at the Stanford Apple Store, for example. The company unveiled plans today for a new flagship store that will be built on the Chicago River near Michigan Avenue starting in 2016, and it is beautiful.

The glass-encased store will rise 32 feet above the Chicago riverwalk, giving unimpeded views of the river...

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Field Notes Snowblind Edition

You know how when you turn your face up into the bright sunlight, even on the coldest winter day, it can totally lift your mood? Well, that’s what our latest limited-edition, seasonal release is all about.

I love Field Notes. I’ve had them with me for years for jotting notes and doing interviews.

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Apple withdraws August and Kevo smart locks from its...

Apple has pulled popular smart deadbolts fromAugust and Kwikset from its online store and retail outlets, according to MacRumors. The site notes that both the August Smart Lock and the Kwikset Kevo were available for purchase from the Cupertino-based company’s website at least until Friday, November 13.

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Google-owned VirusTotal starts analyzing Mac malware...

VirusTotal, the most widely used online file-scanning service, is now executing suspicious Mac apps submitted by users inside a sandbox to generate information that could improve the analysis and detection of Mac malware.

This comes at a time when, according to security vendors, the number of potentially unwanted Mac OS X applications, especially adware programs, is at an all time high.

VirusTotal, a Google-owned service, allows users to upload suspicious files and scan them with 54 different antivirus products. However, its scan results are not perfect and should not be taken as guarantees that files are safe.

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Amplified: Episode 153

Dan and Jim talk about the Australian Apple Store incident, a converged iPad/Mac, the iPad Pro, setting up an iMac for guitar jams, and more.

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What it’s like to fly into a thunderstorm


The job of pilots like Royal is to fly directly at monstrous thunderstorms—something most pilots diligently avoid, given that the turbulent airflow in these storms occasionally brings down commercial jetliners—and discharge chemicals into a particular part of the cloud, a technique called “cloud seeding” intended to suppress the storm’s ability to produce hail.

But on this late June day, the storm racing across the prairie is outmaneuvering the 22-year-old Texan pilot. “I started approaching from the east, which is the front of the storm and should have been kind of calm,” says Royal, “but it was so turbulent that my seatbelt wouldn’t even stay fastened.”

I’m not a good flyer at the best of times. There’s not enough money in the world to get me to get into one of those little planes on a good day, let alone to fly deliberately into a thunderstorm.


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Uber Launches 'Going My Way' Feature

Uber this week announced a feature that lets drivers set their destinations twice a day for when they only want to pick up riders traveling their way. The feature is rolling out this week in the Bay Area, reportedly in the company's hometown of San Francisco first. "We haven't announced when and where we will offer this feature next, but we are focused on rolling it out to additional markets," said Uber spokesperson Molly Spaeth. Drivers can set a destination by tapping the clipboard icon in the top corner of the Uber app.

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Apple issues third beta of tvOS 9.1 for fourth-gen...

Developers testing software on the new fourth-generation Apple TV were given access to a new tvOS 9.1 beta on Wednesday, the third pre-release build issued thus far.

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Happy Hour Podcast 041 | iPad Pro Impressions

Apple’s iPad Pro is finally here, but what makes it so special? Today we’re getting into our first impressions with the iPad Pro and figuring out if it’s worth the hype. 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 download this podcast via iTunes or plug in our RSS feed...

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News: Apple releases iOS 9.2 beta 4, tvOS 9.1 beta 3

Apple has released a pair of betas to developers this afternoon — iOS 9.2 beta 4 and Apple TV’s tvOS 9.1 beta 3 are both available now. The new iOS beta includes a number of small changes, including support for AT&T’s NumberSync feature. iOS 9.2 beta 4 is also now available to public testers....

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tvOS 9.1 beta 3 is now available on Apple TV for...

There’s a new software update awaiting Apple TV developers today. tvOS 9.1 beta 3 is now available for registered developers testing apps against the upcoming software update to Apple TV. The initial iOS 9.1 beta for developers was released a couple weeks ago, but no visual changes have surfaced yet aside from Siri support for Apple Music, which Apple promises will be available early next year for all Apple Tv 4th-gen owners.While the new Apple TV runs the modern tvOS platform and has an App Store for games and many other types of apps, customers have...

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Microsoft revamps Bing iPhone app with new interface...

Microsoft on Wednesday released a redesigned Bing iPhone app, with things like a streamlined homepage, app hooks, and even limited offline support.

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Trend Micro: Siri is a security, privacy risk to iOS...

Apple’s personal assistant, Siri, poses a security and privacy risk to iOS device owners, according to Trend Micro, which specializes in IT security.

The company’s researchers say that, in only 30 seconds, anyone can use voice recognition to access data on a device, even without a passcode. Once someone has physical access to a device, voice recognition can be used to give commands, including those that provide access to names, numbers, calendar entries and more.

“Hackers can now invade your physical reality,” says Tom Kellermann, chief cybersecurity officer, Trend Micro. “Once inside a device, they are ever present and experiencing your life with you.”

Commands such as “what’s my location” or “call [name]” could have significant ramifications to a user’s privacy, he adds. Trend Micro has alerted Apple of this vulnerability, but...

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Review: Nomad’s Pod Pro, PowerPlant, Roadtrip +...

Nomad is ending 2015 with a bang. Having moved from small plastic accessories into using luxury materials including metal, leather, and wood, Nomad is flexing its design muscles with four new Apple device chargers that are equally attractive and creative. There’s a deluxe metal Apple Watch/iPhone travel charger called Pod Pro, the wood-encased iPad battery pack PowerPlant, a hybrid iPhone battery and car charger named Roadtrip, and a Lightning battery-...

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42mm Link Bracelet Kit released for the Apple Watch

Hot on the heels of releasing the Apple Watch Charging Dock, Apple has released the 42mm Link Bracelet Kit for the Apple Watch. It costs $49 and is available in silver and black.

Crafted from the same stainless steel alloy as the case and the Link Bracelet, the links extend the 42mm stainless steel Link Bracelet by an additional 40mm. Apple says that, thanks to a simple release button, you can add and remove them without any special tools. The Link Bracelet Kit comes with six additional stainless steel links for wrists that exceed 205mm.

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Smartphones and children: unstoppable trend leaves...


A recent report by the non-profit group MediaSmarts says nearly a quarter of Canadian children in Grade 4 — some as young as eight years old — own their own cellphone.

That number jumps to more than 50 per cent for students in Grade 7.

Interestingly (or frighteningly for some parents), of those Grade 4s with phones, the report says about one-fifth are on social networks, even though Facebook and Twitter and Snapchat (and others) all have policies that require users to be at least 13 years old.

Not having kids of my own, I’m always interested in how parents with young ones deal with this. At what age did/will you give your kid a cell phone? Do iOS and Android have “enough” parental controls to make you comfortable that your child can use the phone the way you want them to?


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The best set-top box you can buy

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On the surface (and even under the hood), these top living room contenders share a lot of the same features, with the exception of 4K video support. Which means the best experience really comes down to the interface, the app ecosystem, and available content.

It was a tough call this year, but one new streaming-video device nudged its way past the others.

The answer will likely not surprise you but, what was interesting to me was how close the three runner-ups came in the scoring.

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Apple provides fourth beta of iOS 9.2 to developers...

The fourth beta of iOS 9.2 was released on Wednesday to both registered developers and public beta testers, supporting third-party action extensions within Safari, as well as AT&T's new NumberSync feature.

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How to survive a 1,600-foot tumble


Ian McIntosh was maybe five turns into a first descent of a jagged Alaskan peak when things went wrong. The 34-year-old Canadian pro skier was filming a segment for Teton Gravity Research and carving down a face the film crew dubbed “Daybreak Spines.” The light was playing tricks on him, and early-morning shadows made a long spine look easy to cross over. It wasn’t. McIntosh hit it hard and dropped five feet into a trough he didn’t know existed. Then he started rolling.

McIntosh says he was immediately certain of one thing: “I knew I was going to the bottom,” he says. “I knew I was going for a ride.” Then all he could think was, Am I going to get traumatically injured by tomahawking down this mountain? and Please be over.

The video of this is almost painful to watch. The audio makes it even more so.


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Mac: Everyday Tools Tick Task - Traveler Helper Pro

The Tick Task — Traveler Helper Pro app ($2) is a simple solution for busy users looking to better manage and track their time. The app provides the ability to create a detailed list of tasks, set parameters for each one, group tasks by category and build in time for breaks. A timer panel monitors how long has been spent on a task and how much time has been allotted for it.

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Marvel’s Jessica Jones, explained


Jessica Jones is a terrible superhero by superhero industry standards. Her name is forgettable; she sounds like a girl from your third-grade class. She’s just another brick — a term assigned to the plethora of superhumans with super strength as their primary power. It’s easy to see why she isn’t popular or why many people, even some comic book fans, were puzzled by Marvel and Netflix’s decision to give the character her own TV show.

But even though Jessica Jones is a terrible superhero — something she would be the first to admit — that doesn’t mean she’s unworthy of her own show or that her story stinks.

Jones’s origin story is actually one of the more daring arcs Marvel has published in the past decade.

I know nothing about this Marvel character so I don’t know if Vox’s description is accurate but I assume it is. Regardless, the trailers I’ve seen make me really interesting in this series. All episodes are set to premiere November 20, 2015, on...

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This image can trick your brain and make you see it...


Perception is a fickle thing. As good as our senses are at keeping us alive, they can often mislead and deceive us. Here’s a great example of that which you can try at home, featured in the new BBC Four series, Colour: The Spectrum of Science.

Check out the video below, follow the instructions and see a black and white image turn into a full-color image of a landscape.

This is really cool. It illustrates an idea I teach in my photography classes about perception and being able to “force” the viewer into seeing what you want them to see.

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Apple releases iOS 9.2 beta 4 with NumberSync,...

Just a week after the last version, Apple has released iOS 9.2 beta 4 to testers for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The first iOS 9.2 beta appeared alongside Xcode 7.2 beta in late October. We’ll dive into the latest beta and update with any changes we discover.

Included in the release up to this point has been an improved Safari View Controller for web links you open within other apps, support for AT&T’s new NumberSync feature for using your iPhone number on...

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iPhone 6s launch propels Apple to further gains in...

Apple's share of the global smartphone market rose 0.6 points year-over-year to 13.1 percent in the September quarter, although Google's Android cemented its lead as the world's dominant mobile platform, Gartner said in research data released on Wednesday.

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Some third-party apps are losing access to your...

An entire industry of apps have popped up around Instagram over the years, not including Instagram’s own apps like Hyperlapse, Layout, and Boomerang. Some of these apps help you edit and share photos to Instagram, while others give you a way to look at your feed on platforms Instagram doesn’t support, like Apple TV. It’s those latter apps that will be most affected by Instagram’s new API change, which cuts off access to any app that wants access to your entire Instagram feed.

The changes are a blow to developers, but are designed to “improve people’s control over their content and set up a more sustainable environment built around authentic experiences on the platform,” Instagram announced Tuesday.

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9to5Toys Last Call: SOL REPUBLIC Bluetooth...

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Heads up! During Black Friday/Cyber Monday you’re going to have to follow us on Twitter to get the best deals since many sell out too quickly to post.

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Microsoft’s Android emulator coming soon to Mac as...

During Microsoft’s Connect 2015 event today live from New York, the company announced it is open-sourcing its Visual Studio Code program for developers and in the process bringing its Visual Studio Emulator for Android to Mac users.

Microsoft first released the Visual Studio Emulator for Android for Windows users last year, but during its event today promised that Mac users will also soon gain access. The Visual Studio Emulator for Android is a tool within the full Visual Studio 2015 suite, which Microsoft brought to Mac users for the first time back...

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Deals: all iPad Pros in stock, free Magic Mouse 2...

All iPad Pro models are finally in stock with no sales tax outside NY. Meanwhile, grab a Free Magic Mouse 2 and free AppleCare extended protection plan with mid-2015 15" MacBook Pros (saves up to $600), $50 off Apple Watch, $200 off 1.3GHz 12" MacBooks, free AppleCare with all new iMac 4Ks & 5Ks, and more.

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Review: Netatmo Welcome Smart Home Camera

Netatmo is best known for its Urban Weather Station, an elegant — albeit pricey — solution for monitoring indoor and outdoor weather conditions, so we were a bit surprised when we saw the company branching out at CES this year with the introduction of its Welcome ($200), a new home monitoring and security camera that distinguishes itself from the pack by focusing on facial recognition as its key feature, promising to identify members of your household by face. It also notifies you and keeps track of who is at home and who is out.{/exp:char_limit}

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95 banks, credit unions, including H&R Block,...

Apple on Tuesday added yet more banks and credit unions to its list of Apple Pay issuers, bringing the grand total to over 740.

Among these was tax preparer H&R Block, which offers the prepaid Emerald debit card.

Acme Federal Credit Union

Alpine Bank

Alpine Credit Union

Altier Credit Union

American 1 Credit Union

American Trust and Savings Bank

Ashland Credit Union

Augusta Metro Federal Credit Union

Avidia Bank

Bank Independent

Bank of New Hampshire

Bay Area Credit Union

Broadway National Bank

Calumet Bank

Camden National Bank

CapCom Credit Union


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How to protect your Amazon account with two-factor...

It’s not clear when it happened, but Amazon recently added two-factor authentication as an login option for your Amazon account. This is a key security measure that's long overdue on a site that handles your credit card information.

For several years, we’ve encouraged you to add two-factor authentication to your accounts whenever possible, and Amazon is no different. When the new security option is active, signing in is a two-step process. First, you sign-in with your password as usual, then you’ll be required to enter a short code generated by a smartphone authenticator app or received in a text message.

The advantage is that if your password is compromised by a hacker they won’t be able to access your account without the short code—a much harder proposition.

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Apple sends out letter apologizing/explaining Mac...

About a week ago, the Mac App Store came a bit off its rails, at least for some apps.

Yesterday, Apple sent out a letter of explanation and apology to developers whose apps were affected.

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Apple's $79 Apple Watch charging dock is here

Well, that was quick: Less than a day after leaked photos of the Apple Watch charging dock spread around the Internet, Apple put the $79 dock up for sale online and in Apple Stores.

Unlike third-party watch stands, which are essentially charger accessories, the official dock comes with the small inductive charging disc built in. You plug the whole dock into a wall charger using the Lightning cable it comes with. You can place your watch flat on top of the dock with the band undone, as you would on the standard charger it comes with, or you can raise the charging disc and wrap the watch around it to charge in Nightstand mode.

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Tweetbot for Mac now works in full screen and split...

Tweetbot for Mac has learned a handy new feature with the latest update just released. Tweetbot for Mac now supports OS X’s full screen mode, including El Capitan’s new Split View feature that lets you run two full screen apps side-by-side. This works a lot like the split view multitasking features on the iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 4. Tweetbot 2.2 also brings a few other changes to the Mac…

To access the new full screen and split view features, look for the green circle icon in the top left corner of the Tweetbot window. Like with other supported Mac apps, clicking the...

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iOS how-to: Get rid of junk files and recover...

Christian Zibreg, writing for iDownloadBlog, talks you through the process of clearing caches and other methods of eliminating cruft from your iOS device. Scan through it, take what’s useful, pass it along.

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Tapity selling distribution rights for two apps to...

Are any of our readers iOS developers who would like to purchase the distribution rights to two well known and respected apps from another developer? Tapity, developer of Hours, Grades and Languages, has decided to put the latter two properties up for sale as the small indie app development firm simply can't focus enough attention on the two apps thanks to the popularity of the time-tracking app.

Jeremy Olson of Tapity explained it all in a post on Medium, where he described the reasons behind putting two viable properties up for sale. For both Grades and Languages, Olson provides detailed histories and sales stats, so anyone interested in bidding on the apps can get full disclosure before moving ahead.

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Remember those strangely enjoyable truck missions in Grand Theft Auto V whereit was a disturbing amount of fun to deliver cargo? TruckSimulation 16 is reminiscent of that, and has you play the role of a truck driver who has to deliver various... | Read more »
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Animated GIFs have exploded in popularity recently which is likely thanks to a combination of Tumblr, our shorter attention spans, and the simple fact they’re a lot of fun. [Read more] | Read more »
The best remote desktop apps for iOS
We've been sifting through the App Store to find the best ways to do computer tasks on a tablet. That gave us a thought - what if we could just do computer tasks from our tablets? Here's a list of the best remote desktop apps to help you use your... | Read more »
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Warhammer 40,000: Freebladejust launched in the App Store and it lets you live your childhood dream of blowing up and slashing a bunch of enemies as a massive, hulking Space Marine. It's not easy being a Space Marine though - and particularly if... | Read more »
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Nitrome just launched a new game and, as to be expected, it's a lot of addictive fun. It's called Gopogo, and it challenges you to hoparound a bunch of platforms, avoiding enemies and picking up shiny stuff. It's not easy though - just like the... | Read more »
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Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes is all about collecting heroes, powering them up, and using them together to defeat your foes. It's pretty straightforward stuff for the most part, but increasing your characters' stats can be a bit confusing because it... | Read more »
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13-inch 128GB MacBook Air now on sale for $79...
Best Buy has just lowered their price on the 2015 13″ 1.6GHz/128GB MacBook Air to $799.99 on their online store for Cyber Monday. Choose free shipping or free local store pickup (if available). Sale... Read more
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Best Buy has lowered prices on select 13″ MacBook Pros this afternoon. Now save up to $200 off MSRP for Cyber Monday on the following models. Choose free shipping or free local store pickup (if... Read more
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Apple resellers have MacBook Pros, MacBook Airs, and MacBooks on sale for up to $250 off MSRP for Cyber Monday 2015. The following is a roundup of the lowest prices available for new models from any... Read more
Cyber Monday: Apple Watch on sale for up to $...
B&H Photo has the Apple Watch on sale for Cyber Monday for $50-$100 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY sales tax only: - Apple Watch Sport: $50 off - Apple Watch: $50-$100 off B... Read more
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