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Friday April 22

10:04
Rumor: Apple hires more Tesla employees as it...

More fuel for the Apple Car rumors: Apple is continuing its hiring spree from the automotive industry for its automobile project, “this time hinting at the company’s work prototyping car parts,” according to 9to5Mac.

 The article says new hires include former Tesla employee David Masiukiewicz, who joins Apple this month as senior model maker at the company’s Product Realization Lab where Apple prototypes many of its products, and Kevin Harvey, who joined Apple in August after leaving a role as CNC Machine Shop Supervisor at Andretti Autosport. It’s been previously reported that Apple hired former Tesla’s vice president of Vehicle Engineering and former Aston Martin chief engineer, Chirs Porritt, to work on “special projects”

“The hires seem to hint at Apple’s work prototyping car parts at its Product Realization Lab, a facility that was previously used for prototyping new...

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09:58
Hesperus is a free, easy-to-use and customizable...

Early adopters of Apple’s HomeKit home automation framework tend to notice one thing early on: there’s no real UI beyond Siri. HomeKit helps bridge functionality between various smart home accessories which tend to each have their own connected apps using Siri, but Apple hasn’t released a Home app in the same way it made Health for HealthKit.

Instead, users rely on a folder full of third-party apps from accessory makers, some of which are better than others, or a highly functional but somewhat pricey third-party app called Home to give HomeKit the UI it needs. Today there’s a new app on the market called ...

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09:45
Google & Microsoft agree to global ceasefire in...

Two of Apple's chief rivals, Google and Microsoft, on Friday announced a mutual agreement to drop regulatory complaints against each other around the world, further promising to try and settle any disputes themselves before using governments as a weapon.

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09:35
Snapchat takes face-swapping to new levels with iOS...

Now you don’t have to be sitting side-by-side to take a hilarious face-swap selfie with your friends, babies, or celebrities you’ve never met. Snapchat’s latest iOS update lets you face-swap with photos in your Camera Roll.

This adds a new layer of hilarity to Snapchat’s already ridiculous feature, which lets you trade faces for selfie snapshots and videos. The new face-swap filter works similarly to the original. Open Snapchat, turn the selfie camera on, then do a long press on your face to bring up the variety of filters that Snapchat offers every day. The new option is next to the original face-swap filter, but the icon is purple instead of yellow.

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Apple Watch $200 off, 13-inch...

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Best Buy 4-Day sale: Apple Watch w/ Stainless Steel casing...

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09:27
2016 12-inch Retina MacBooks now available for in-...

The 2016 12-inch Retina MacBook is now available at Apple Store retail location in launch countries such as the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain and the U.K.

Apple today reenabled its web-based Personal Pickup tool for the 12-inch MacBook, and the availability checker shows that select models are currently in stock at select Apple Stores in or near major U.S. cities, including Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.

Outside the U.S., the 12-inch MacBook is available in assorted cities such as Adelaide, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Brisbane, Hamburg, Ottawa, London, Madrid, Milan, Montréal, Munich, Naples, Paris,...

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09:24
Cloud storage pioneer Bitcasa is killing its cloud...

Bitcasa is getting out of the consumer cloud storage business, the company announced Thursday.

“We are discontinuing our Bitcasa Drive service in order to focus our full attention on our growing platform business,” the company said in a short blog post, as first reported by VentureBeat. “All account owners must take action to avoid losing their files.”

Users who need assistance recovering and preserving their files should use Bitcasa’s Help Center, the company said.

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09:09
First look: Apple's new rose gold 12"...

Apple's new 12-inch MacBook features the same chassis as last year's debut model, but the company has brought a new color into the mix -- rose gold -- that brings it in line with the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch product lineups.

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09:04
Apple appears to be prototyping car parts at its ‘...

Apple is continuing its recent hiring spree from the automotive industry for its not-so-secretive car project, this time hinting at the company’s work prototyping car parts.

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Filed under: AAPL Company, Apple Car Tagged: andretti autosport, Apple, Apple Car, model maker, product realization lab...

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08:29
Siri & Liam star in Apple's new Earth Day...

Marking Earth Day, Apple on Friday debuted a new TV commercial, using Siri to promote its custom-designed recycling robot -- Liam -- and its branding as an environmentally-responsible company.

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08:15
How to get a user manual for your Apple product

One thing that I hear a lot of complaints about from new Apple customers is that the company doesn't ship user manuals with its products. There are some good reasons for that -- the company most likely found that the vast majority of people never read manuals in the first place, manuals quickly go out of date, they take up space in boxes, and they're wasteful. Well, Apple does publish user manuals for many of its products, and here's how to get them.

Just point your web browser to http://support.apple.com/manuals/ and you'll find that there are seven manuals available:

In each of the manuals there is a wealth of information that goes way beyond what many customers are cognizant of. For example, most beginning iPhone users can figure out how to dial the phone, send text messages, and launch apps. But there's nothing that shows them how to take advantage of settings, make folders on the home...

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07:48
Facebook's latest News Feed change puts...

Facebook wants to put a nail in the coffin of clickbait, so it's changing your News Feed. Again.

The social network is tweaking its algorithm to show users more stories that they’re likely to spend time reading.

“With this change, we can better understand which articles might be interesting to you based on how long you and others read them, so you’ll be more likely to see stories you’re interested in reading," Facebook’s Moshe Blank and Jie Xu wrote Thursday.

The update won’t entirely eliminate clicks as a piece of Facebook’s algorithm so much as de-emphasize them a little bit—the social network seems to be aiming for a mix of quantity and quality.

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07:42
Siri promoting Apple’s iPhone recycling robot Liam...

Apple is going all out to promote Earth Day this year. App Store WWF fundraisers, free iBook environmental lessons on iPads, green Apple Store shirts and logos, and last night’s iMessage and renewable energy video so far …

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Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: Earth Day, environment, Liam, Recycling, Siri...

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07:35
Review: KEF Egg Wireless Digital Music System – an...

The KEF Egg digital wireless speaker system certainly lives up to its name. The shape of the speakers are a peculiar half-egg shape that make you question whether or not you should take them seriously.

A quick listen, and that question is answered with authority. Despite the peculiar look, these speakers mean business in the sound department.

Not only do these speakers sound good, but they also work well in a variety of different environments and with a variety of sources. KEF Egg is a Bluetooth speaker, a Hi-Fi USB speaker, and features traditional optical input as well. This means that the Egg works well in a bedroom, an office environment, or even in the living room.

At $499, these speakers are anything but cheap, but if you’re searching for a pair of flexible speakers possessing high-end sound, then the KEF Egg might be worth saving up for....

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07:31
Giveaway: SteelSeries Apex M800 Mechanical Keyboard

Last week, we reviewed the SteelSeries Apex M800 Mechanical Keyboard. The review was largely positive, citing the keyboard’s Mac-centric keycaps, individual LED lights and tactile key switches.

The SteelSeries Apex M800 is one of the more unique keyboards that we’ve tried, as each individual key can be customized with key bindings and LEDs. With SteelSeries’ Engine 3 software, customization is only a few clicks away.

We’re giving away this $170 keyboard to one of our fabulous readers. Check inside to learn how to win. more…

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07:12
Apple makes across-the-board cuts to Japanese iPhone...

Apple on Friday instituted price drops across its entire Japanese iPhone lineup, typically slashing costs by about 10 percent, in what is reported to be a response to a fluctuating yen/dollar exchange rate.

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07:12
Springsteen’s very first radio performance

[VIDEO] John Vettese, writing for WXPN Music Notes:

there was once a time when The Boss was just a young dude with a guitar and a dream. We hear that in this recording of his first-ever radio appearance, on WBCN in Boston on January 9, 1973. It might just be my favorite Springsteen rarity – I love how giddy and unsteady he sounds, the breezy saxophone commentary from Clarence Clemons, the way they effortlessly play off one another. Does this outdo the album version on Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.? Perhaps.

A Springsteen fan? Then you’ll love this.

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07:09
Review: Definitive W7 + Play-Fi, hands on with an...

I love the concept of streaming music around the home. There are a lot of great wireless Bluetooth speakers for wireless music on the move, but it’s still unclear what to choose for a static home environment. Apple’s answer is AirPlay, but it has flaws: no multi-room support from iOS devices, limited adoption by speaker manufacturers, and spotty reliability at best.

I’ve been trying an AirPlay alternative, called Play-Fi, which is a competing industry technology for home Wi-Fi music streaming from DTS. Specifically, I tested the Definitive W7 wireless speaker which integrates Play-Fi. Read on for my review  ….

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07:03
Weird 80s font convergence

Jason Kottke lays out, visually, that Apple, Reebok, and TrapperKeeper all used the exact same font at one point in time. Fascinating.

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07:00
Sports Fans and Social Media, Part 2: Perils,...


This fall will see a 10-game pilot of professional football streamed on social media -- Twitter, to be specific. It's a continuation of the NFL's search for gold in the veins of digital broadcasting and an opportunity for sports brands to forge new and deeper relations with fans. Initially seen as merely a way to connect with teens and texting lovers, social networks have permeated the Internet with a proliferation of like and share buttons. For sports teams looking to bolster their brands, social networks have evolved into a critical channel.

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06:59
Google search will soon add live TV listings

From the Google Search blog:

Last year we launched video actions in Search to help viewers find direct options to watch the shows they are looking for on programmer and distributors mobile apps and sites or stores like Google Play.

Today, I’m excited to announce that, coming soon, Google Search will have live TV listings.

A solid step in the right direction…

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06:50
Happy birthday, MacFamilyTree, which has grown to...

Happy birthday, MacFamilyTree, which celebrates its 18th birthday. In honor of the achievement, Synium Software has announced MacFamilyTree 8.0, an update to the genealogy software for OS X. 

The software lets you explore your personal family history and discover your origins, your ancestors and how your family has evolved over the course of time. Version 8 assists you entering your data and researching your family tree, offers dozens of printable and configurable charts and reports, and publishes your family tree as a book or web site with a few clicks.

Both MacFamilyTree 8 for Mac and MobileFamilyTree 8 for iPhone and iPad (available separately at the Apple App Store) have been completely overhauled. MacFamilyTree 8 comes with a redesigned interface, a new Interactive Tree, new "Smart Filters,” and more.

MacFamilyTree 8 requires a Mac with OS X 10.10 Yosemite or El Capitan....

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06:47
News: Apple ordered to shut down iBooks and iTunes...

Only six months after Apple began selling iBooks and iTunes Movies in China, the company has now been ordered by a Chinese Government agency to shut down sales, The New York Times reports. Although Apple originally had the Chinese government’s approval to introduce the services, a government regulatory agency — the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television — stepped in last week and demanded the services be shut…

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06:45
Speculating on how Siri works, getting to an API for...

If you are at all interested in how Siri works, and how it could work eventually, I highly recommend this read.

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06:33
AnandTech’s deep dive look at the 9.7″ iPad Pro...

AnandTech does their typical great job digging into the details. In this case, Brandon Chester keeps the focus on the 9.7″ iPad Pro display, looking at things like DCI-P3 gamut support and the underpinnings of True Tone.

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06:31
NYT: China bans Apple’s iBooks and iTunes Movies...

Enlarge / iBooks and iTunes Movies have apparently been banned in China. (credit: Apple)

Apple's iBooks and iTunes Movies stores were shut down in China last week, according to a new report from The New York Times. The country's State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television closed the stores just six months or so after they launched with the government's blessing. Services like Apple Pay and Apple Music are still operating for now, and an Apple spokeswoman told the Times that Apple "hope[s] to make books and movies available again to our customers in China as soon as possible."

The Chinese government is known both for its...

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06:21
OWC previews trio of Thunderbolt 3 products

OWC Digital previewed a trio of products at this week’s National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas, Nevada. These soon-to-be released products will take advantage of the new capabilities found in Thunderbolt 3 technology.

The Thunderbolt 3 Dock will be compatible with Mac OS X and Windows. Its litany of ports is designed for creative professionals seeking to unite a multitude of peripherals. Like the Thunderbolt 2 Dock, the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock sports 12 ports — and they now include a USB 3.1 Gen 1 port for fast mobile device charging, a mini DisplayPort with support for a hi-res display up to 4K at 60Hz, and two Thunderbolt 3 ports.

With the introduction of Thunderbolt 3 technology, the new OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock can support two ultra hi-res 4K displays at 60Hz. What’s more, you can daisy-chain Thunderbolt products.

Concurrent with the Thunderbolt 3...

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06:05
Apple could take over Dublin location for first...

Apple could potentially sign a lease for real estate on Dublin's O'Connell Street, establishing its first-ever outlet in the country of Ireland, a report indicated on Friday.

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06:05
Apple opens iTunes donations page for earthquake...

Apple has opened a donations page in iTunes to support relief efforts in Japan and Ecuador, countries hit by catastrophic earthquakes in recent days.

The company is partnering with the American Red Cross for the donations. You can make donations in $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, and $200 denominations.

Two powerful earthquakes struck the southern Japanese island of Kyushu last Thursday and Saturday, leaving almost 60 dead and more than a thousand injured. Ecuador was hit by a magnitude 7.8 quake, which was felt around the Andean nation of 16 million people, causing panic as far away as the highland capital Quito and destroying buildings, bridges and roads and killing at least 77 people.

Hide those files and folders you don't want others to see: Get Hider2 now!

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Monet Stylus

Today in iLounge Deals you can get the Monet Stylus for only $14.99. This artist’s stylus lets you turn your iPad into a canvas, with the feel of a paintbrush in your hand so you can make naturally sweeping brushstrokes. It’s compatible with a wide range of writing and sketching apps, and features a pressure-sensitive tip with a 165° expanded writing angle.

Get the Monet Stylus now for only $14.99...

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05:56
Chinese government says you can’t buy iBooks or...

Last week, Apple’s iBookStore was shut down and the ability to buy movies on iTunes discontinued in China, reports The New York Times

Six months ago, it seemed that Apple had the government’s approval to introduce the services. However, then a regulator, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, asserted its authority and demanded the closings, says The Times, attributing “two people who spoke on the condition of anonymity.”

“We hope to make books and movies available again to our customers in China as soon as possible,” an Apple spokeswoman told the publication in a statement.

China is an exceedingly important market for Apple. China’s quarterly iOS revenue grew nearly 2.2x year-over-year from the first quarter of 2015 to the first quarter of 2016, mostly from in-app...

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05:40
Phoning It in on Your Mac

With the Continuity feature in OS X, your Mac can use your iPhone to receive and make calls. Press “1” for more…

 

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05:32
China pushes back, forces Apple to shut down iBooks...

New York Times:

Last week, Apple’s iBooks Store and iTunes Movies were shut down in China, just six months after they were started there. Initially, Apple apparently had the government’s approval to introduce the services. But then…

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05:30
Need to move data from Android to iOS devices? Check...

JAMF Software's Relo is a handy. and free, app that lets you safely move contacts, photos and videos and Wi-Fi settings from an Android gadget to an iOS device via a wireless connection.

Until now, the switch from Android to iPhone and iPad was done manually. Not only was this time consuming and frustrating, it ran the risk of losing important and personal data, and often forced users to leave such data behind on their old device. Finding and replacing their favorite apps was an equally time consuming and frustrating process. 

With Relo, business users and consumers can transfer data from an Android phone or tablet to a new iPhone or iPad. All it takes is a simple QR code scan, which then connects to an App catalog displaying all of the iOS versions of a user's previous apps, allowing them to quickly tap and download — all from within the Relo app.

Imagine these scenarios: 

Consumers can walk into a store with an Android and walk out with an iPhone with...

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05:10
∞ Apple and Earth Day

[VIDEO] This is the kind of video that Apple really does well. A great message, well put together. Perfect for Earth Day.

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05:05
AppleInsider podcast talks new Macs, 'iPhone 7...

This week on the Appleinsider podcast, Shane and Victor discuss new MacBooks, the computers that didn't get updated, Tesla's former VP of vehicle engineering working for Apple, Apple's car skunkworks, iPhone 7 rumors, and a few of our thoughts remembering Bill Campbell.

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05:00
A year with the Apple Watch: What works, what doesn’...

Enlarge / The Apple Watch is turning one. How has its first year treated it? (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

About a year ago, Apple announced and released its first Apple Watch. The long-rumored product was Apple’s first all-new product category since the iPad and its first under CEO Tim Cook. To say that expectations were high would be an understatement.

To date, we don’t really know much about how the Apple Watch has sold—Apple folds it into the “Other products” category along with the iPod, the Apple TV, Beats headphones, Airport routers, iPhone and iPad cases and covers, and whatever other little odds and ends the company sells. While revenue for that category has...

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05:00
Clumsy like me? You can prevent computercide with...

If you're clumsy like me, having a bottle of water or a cup of coffee near a Mac can be a recipe for disaster. VectorWerks' Vector Cupholder can help prevent "computercide" on your Mac. It's a gadget designed to prevent you from knocking over your drink and spilling it all over your Mac — or burning your laps.

Made of airplane-grade anodized aluminum, the Vector Cupholder weighs 3.5 ounces. When folded, it's less than 0.5 inches. It retails for $50.

The Vector Cupholder grips table edges as thick as 1.5 inches. It holds an assortment of containers from a 30-ounce "Trenti" to a small airplane cup, from Thermos bottles to soda cans, from water bottles to mugs up to three inches. 

By moving beverages off the table, the Vector Cupholder also delivers the added benefit of freeing up "real estate" on cramped work surfaces like coffeehouse tables and airplane trays. It can deploy it with one hand while your...

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04:30
Help celebrate Earth Day with the Homeselfe app for...

This Earth Day, Friday, April 22, Homeselfe is providing a tool for families across the U.S. to get involved in making a difference for our planet and our future. The HomeSelfe app is a free download at the Apple App store.

The DIY home energy saving app is designed to help homeowners reduce their utility bills, energy consumption and environmental impact. It provides a path to an energy efficient home with a personalized money saving plan, available rebates, and access to local qualified contractors.

Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 193 countries each year.

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04:20
Apple’s iBooks Store and iTunes Movies shut down by...

A Chinese regulator is said to have ordered Apple to shut down its iBooks Store and iTunes Movies only six months after the services were launched in the country.

The action against Apple in a country, which it rates as its second largest market by revenue after the U.S., came from the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, reported The New York Times, quoting two persons who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

U.S. tech companies have been under pressure to comply with Chinese Internet regulations and censorship, with some Internet services like Facebook and Twitter blocked in the country.

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04:18
Apple drops price of iPhone SE, iPhone 6s and iPhone...

Apple has cut the price of its iPhone lineup in Japan including the brand-new iPhone SE, by approximately 10% across the board. The price drop can be seen online on Apple’s Japanese storefront, via Macotakara.

A 16 GB iPhone SE was selling for 52800 yen (483 dollars). The new price from today is 47800 yen (437), representing an approximate $50 saving in dollar terms. Full list of price changes after the jump …

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04:00
Fashion Friday: the Macworld Expo 2009 T-shirt

Over the years, I’ve collected lots of nifty T-shirts from trade shows I’ve covered — mainly the late, lamented Macworld Expos held in Boston, San Francisco, New York, Tokyo, and Paris. Over the next few weeks I’ll be “modeling” some of the items in my collection.

This time around I’m pictured wearing my tee from the Macworld Conference & Expo 2009. Held from Jan. 5-9 in San Francisco, it was one of the more disappointing of the expos.

Apple has already announced that the 2009 conference would be the last in which the company would participate. The conference's keynote address was delivered by Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Product Marketing, not Steve Jobs, as has been the custom for the past 10 years. The CEO had issued a press release stating that the reasons for his absence were health-related, specifically citing a hormone imbalance. It was an omen, I guess, of things to come.

At Macworld 2009, Apple announced the release of iLife '09...

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03:58
Snapchat update now lets you face swap with photos...

An update to Snapchat app today expands on the popular Face Swap feature in a big way. You can now use the face swap effect with pictures taken or downloaded into your Camera Roll. Until now, two people had to be side-by-side in the same photo to Face Swap.

Now, anyone can face swap with any face detected in their iPhone photo library. This opens up some new ‘creative opportunities’, as pictured above, as the face does not have to be in the real world.

Here’s how to activate the new Snapchat feature …

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03:51
External Link: The Colorful Future of Displays

Developer Craig Hockenberry argues that since displays are now essentially free of visible pixels, the next frontier is in expanding the number of onscreen colors. For years, computers have supported the sRGB color profile, but the late-2015 iMac and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro support the newer DCI-P3 standard, which displays a wider range of color and is now standard in filmmaking. If you have one of those Apple products, Hockenberry has made a tool to see the difference between sRGB and DCI-P3, with photos by our own Jeff Carlson as examples. However, Hockenberry warns that this transition will make things more complicated for developers, and he advises them to start reading up on how to use color profiles.

 

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02:25
Wozniak: Apple should pay 50% tax, the same as I do

In an interview with the BBC on national British radio, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said that he believes Apple should pay 50% tax, along with all other companies. He said he doesn’t like the distinction of different rules between corporations and individuals.

Today, although Apple has never been found to evade tax or conduct illegal practices, it does not pay at top-rate tax, using a variety of financial engineering schemes to redirect profits elsewhere, such as Ireland, with significantly lower tax requirements.

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Thursday April 21

22:38
The whirlwind Download Festival Title 3.5GB single...

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21:34
Apple touts eco-friendly data centers in new Earth...

In commemoration of Earth Day, Apple on Thursday released an advertisement showcasing the company's efforts to reduce carbon emissions, concentrating specifically on its green data centers.

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21:03
Report: Apple’s iBooks and iTunes Movies in China...

Last week, users in China mysteriously saw the iTunes Movies store and iBooks store shut down. At the time, it was unclear why the services went down, but now, the New York Times reports that the two stores were ordered to shut down by the Chinese State Administration of Press, Publication, Film, and Television.

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20:51
Apple rings in Earth Day with video highlighting...

Tomorrow is officially Earth Day and while it has already revealed some of its efforts, Apple this evening has uploaded a new video to its YouTube channel highlighting its green initiatives. The ad, entitled “iMessage – Renewable Energy,” highlights the company’s renewable energy efforts and encourages every one to “show some love for the earth.”

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19:03
Apple's iTunes Movies and iBooks Store...

Following the mysterious shutdown of two major Apple internet services in China last week, a report on Thursday claims the closure was mandated by a state agency in an apparent attempt to control content distribution.

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17:41
Streaming Comcast on TV may become a reality

Dan Moren:

But. My chief frustration—and what keeps me from using more of the service’s functionality—is that the only way to get at the features is via my computer or iOS apps. I can’t stream any of this content where I watch most things: my TV.

That may be changing, though.

I read Dan’s piece with a lot of interest. This could be a great app for a lot of people on Apple TV. Comcast seems to want to do something to get the FCC off its back, and this could be it.

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17:32
On paid App Store search

Marco Arment:

While a good search-ad system could benefit the App Store, customers, and many of us, nothing in Apple’s track record suggests that they’re willing or able to do this well.

But a bad search-ad system, on top of bad search, will only further damage the App Store, funnel more of our already slim margins back into Apple like a massive regressive tax, and erode customers’ confidence in installing new apps.

I’ll be honest: I can’t imagine a scenario where this would go well.

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17:17
Apple partners w/ the Red Cross to accept donations...

Following the devastating earthquakes that have hit Japan and Ecuador over recent days, Apple has opened a donations page in iTunes to support relief efforts in both areas. The company, as it has done in the past, is partnering with the American Red Cross for the donations and is accepting donations in $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, and $200 denominations.

more…

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17:14
Solar plane is heading for Silicon Valley

The remarkable Solar Impulse 2 aircraft has resumed its round-the-world flight attempt and took off from Hawaii on Thursday for Silicon Valley.

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17:12
Acer's new tablet, gaming PCs pack power

Acer unveiled a new tablet PC, gaming laptop and gaming desktop in New York on Thursday.

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17:07
Apple Store app's 3D Touch support expanded...

In an update to its official Apple Store app on Thursday, Apple rolled out support for Peek and Pop 3D Touch gestures, a feature that lets users seamlessly preview products, images and other in-app assets.

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16:37
Gadget Ogling: A 360-Degree Cam, a Leveled-Up Kindle...


At its F8 developer conference, Facebook announced it was opening up its live streaming API to allow anyone using practically any camera capable of streaming live video to do so over its network. Aligned with that, the company also unveiled its latest push into hardware -- an open source 360-degree camera. Bearing 17 cameras and Web-based software to render footage in 360-degrees, Facebook Surround 360 is more of a design than a commercial product. It would cost around $30,000 to build one as is, Facebook said.

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16:32
Apple's iTunes reopens American Red Cross...

After a pair of massive earthquakes rocked Japan and Ecuador last week, and the threat of aftershocks still present, Apple on Thursday reactivated its iTunes donation system to support American Red Cross relief efforts in the regions.

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16:24
Apple infighting

The paywalled report claims that the fighting is holding back Apple from fixing “technical problems that have plagued iCloud and iTunes,” while at least one key engineering manager is said to have departed the company over the ongoing conflict.

Political infighting is the worst.

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16:23
Microsoft ends Xbox 360 production

Microsoft is ending production of the Xbox 360 games console after 10 years, but owners will continue to enjoy online services and thousands of games.

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16:16
Apple moves earnings call to April 26

FY 16 Second Quarter Results Apple’s second quarter earnings announcement has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 26, at 2:00 p.m. PT/5:00 p.m. ET out of respect for the friends and family of Bill Campbell, whose memorial service will be held Monday. Apple executives and employees will be attending the service to remember Bill and his many years of friendship and service to the Apple community.

Very classy.

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16:08
The App Store and Retail Co-op

Marco Arment has a good piece today on last week’s Bloomberg report about a “Google-like” (Bloomberg’s description) paid search results program.

I’ve been meaning to write more about this. Perhaps comparisons to Google search are a red herring, and the right comparison is to Amazon, and retail co-op. Pay for placement, just like in grocery stores. Amazon has done this forever, and in the markets where they’re dominant (like books) they really turn the screws on manufacturers and publishers with the co-op fees. Think of search terms as being like the aisles in a grocery store, and...

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15:56
Apple Store app for iOS updated with peek and pop...

Apple today has pushed an update to the official Apple Store app for iOS that includes a couple of notable enhancements and bumps the app to version 3.7. Most notably, todays’ update expands the capabilities of 3D Touch within the app.

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15:54
PCWorld Show Episode 13: Big Intel layoffs, rose-...

Jon, Melissa and Gordon discuss the meaning of the hottest tech news this week, from big changes at Intel to disappointingly small changes to the 12-inch MacBook.

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15:24
Insurance Industry Buzzes Over Data Breach Ruling


If the rash of data breaches in recent months has done anything for businesses, it's raised their awareness of cyber liability insurance. The market for cyber liability insurance is expected to increase dramatically as businesses become more aware that their current policies don't adequately cover cyber-risks, according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. However, a three-judge federal appeals panel last week threw into question just how inadequately existing insurance products cover cyber-risks.

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15:12
Apple honors Prince on Twitter, Tidal takes...

Apple and Beats executives tweeted messages in tribute of legendary musician Prince, who passed away on Thursday, while Tidal took the opportunity to advertise its exclusive streaming rights to the musician's catalog.

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15:00
AWT News Update: April 21, 2016

Today's indirect Apple news is brought to you by the FBI, Griffin Technology, and Walmart... You'll know what we mean by indirect when you listen to the stories we have for you today.

  • That worthless FBI iPhone hack cost a lot of money...
  • Griffin's coming out with a new accessory on Monday that owners of the 12-inch MacBook will appreciate
  • Walmart updates its app to make contactless payments, but doesn't have all the necessary pieces in place to make it work

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for April 21, 2016.

This first story is from the “Your tax dollars at work” department. FBI director James Comey was speaking at...

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∞ MacBook reviews like this piss me off

Reviews in the tech industry are hit or miss at best—we can all agree on that. Sometimes a review comes out that I just don’t get at all. Mashable’s review of the latest MacBook is one such review for me.

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14:43
FBI Paid More Than $1 Million For San Bernardino...

An anonymous reader writes: FBI Director James Comey has indicated the bureau paid more than $1 million for the method used to hack into the iPhone 5c belonging to one of the San Bernadino shooters. How did he allude to it? He said the FBI paid more money than he would make in the time left as FBI director. He makes just under $200,000 a year based on public files and has over seven years left on his term. "How much did you pay for this software?" Comey was asked. "A lot," he said. "More -- let's see. More than I will make in the remainder of this job, which is seven years and four months, for sure," Comey said. "And so it's a -- but it was in my view, worth it, because it's a tool that helps us with a 5c running iOS 9, which is a bit of a corner case, increasingly as the devices develop and move on to the 6 and 6s and whatnot and iOS's change, but I think it's very, very important that we get into that device." Comey said.

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13:34
The FBI paid more than $1 million to hack the San...

In the San Bernardino case, it turned out that the FBI didn’t actually need Apple’s help to access the data in shooter Syed Rizwan Farook’s iPhone 5c. But if Apple had helped, it certainly would have been cheaper.

Speaking at a security conference in London, FBI Director James Comey was asked how much the bureau paid the third-party gray-hat hackers for the tool that broke into the iPhone. “A lot, more than I will make in the remainder of this job, which is seven years and four months, for sure. But it was in my view worth it.”

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13:22
Apple's iCloud problems are reportedly due to...

As iPhone sales growth slows, Apple has pointed to software and services like Apple Music, Apple Pay, and iCloud as strong revenue generators. But the company’s quest to turn its cloud services into the next big thing has been sabotaged by internal conflicts, The Information reported on Thursday.

The problem: Apple needs to develop new infrastructure to make iCloud and iTunes more reliable. Anyone who has been prompted to enter their Apple ID and password over and over again for no reason can attest to the need for a back-end overhaul. But the company reportedly has two engineering teams on the project who just can’t seem to get along. One is the group that worked on the platform that powers Siri, which Apple decided to expand to other...

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13:20
FBI paid over $1.34M for hack into San Bernardino...

The FBI paid more than $1.34 million to hack into the iPhone 5c of dead San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook, agency director James Comey admitted on Thursday.

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13:00
News: Report: FBI paid more than $1.3M to break into...

The FBI appears to have paid more than $1.3 million for the technique used to break into the iPhone 5c of the San Bernardino terrorist, Reuters reports. When asked how much the purchase cost the agency, FBI director James Comey said, “More than I will make in the remainder of this job, which is seven years and four months for sure.” Using figures from the FBI and U.S. Office of Management and Budget, Reuters determined Comey will make…

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12:54
Time offers glowing profile of Apple CEO Tim Cook in...

Time Magazine on Thursday published the 2016 edition of its annual 100 Most Influential People list, once again including Apple CEO Tim Cook among its chosen politicians, artists, celebrities, and corporate executives.

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12:18
Opinion: How iPhone SE is tempting me to actually...

From iPhone 4 and beyond, I’ve never skipped out on buying a flagship iPhone. The white AT&T iPhone 4 in May 2011 was my first model, then iPhone 4s in November a month after its launch. Starting with iPhone 5, I’ve bought every flagship iPhone on day one (even camping out in line overnight at least twice). I pre-ordered the off-cycle release iPhone SE last month and switched from the top-of-the-line iPhone 6s Plus. I fully reserve the right to change my mind between now and September, but my experience with the iPhone SE so far and the current crop of iPhone 7 rumors has me thinking I just might hop off the upgrade train for the first time. Here’s why:

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12:15
FBI director suggests agency paid well over $1...

Speaking to a security conference in London today, FBI director James Comey suggested that the agency paid more than $1 million for the iPhone 5c exploit used to unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s device last month. NBC News reports that Comey didn’t explicitly reveal the price of the hack, but instead hinted at its price based on his salary:

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11:56
News: Report: ‘Political infighting’ slowing iCloud...

Apple’s efforts to fix certain technical problems with iCloud and iTunes have been hampered by “political infighting” among two engineering teams in the company, The Information reports. One manager has already resigned from Apple, with more departures “expected soon.” Apple reportedly wishes to take the cloud infrastructure used in Siri and bring it to more of its services, some of which are within the realm of the iCloud…

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11:40
Apple releases iOS 9.3.2 + OS X 10.11.5 public beta 2

Apple has just released the latest public builds of its iOS 9.3.2 and OS X 10.11.5 updates out to beta testers. Both platforms saw developer builds released yesterday, with small bug fixes noted in the release notes. Most interesting to note is that Apple once again has allowed a combination of Low Power Mode and Night Shift to be enabled simultaneously on iOS devices.

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11:34
iOS 9 climbs to 84% adoption, Apple ramps iOS 10...

Although Apple usually updates its iOS adoption statistics on a fortnightly basis, the company had strangely stopped updating its iOS chart last month. As iOS 9 growth appeared to have stalled, perhaps the numbers simply didn’t change significantly in that time. However, this week Apple has updated the chart with a significant jump, now reporting iOS 9 was seen on 84% of active devices as of April 18th. With iOS 10 set to be announced in June (and internal testing gradually ramping — see below), it appears iOS 9 will end up peaking around the 90% adoption mark in line with previous versions.

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11:22
Qualcomm CEO hints Apple will switch to Intel for...

Bloomberg reports that Qualcomm shares have dropped after the company’s CEO hinted that its biggest customer could switch to a rival supplier for future orders. Reading between the lines, the speculation is that its biggest customer is Apple (Samsung is the only other company close to holding that title) and that a switch to Qualcomm’s rival means Apple’s is considering Intel for LTE modem chips in the iPhone 7:

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11:11
Viber Goes the Encryption Route


Viber on Tuesday announced that it has begun rolling out end-to-end encryption across all devices for the 711 million users of its messaging app. Users have to download Viber version 6.0 or higher. The app offers stronger security in every voice or video call, message, video and photo, in both group and one-on-one messages, the company said. In addition, Viber launched Hidden Chats, a feature that lets users hide specific chats from the main screen so only they know those chats exist. Hidden Chats can be accessed only by using a four-digit PIN.

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10:31
Apple CEO Tim Cook again named on Time 100 most...

Apple CEO Tim Cook has once again made TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People List today after appearances last year and back in 2012 when he first took over the CEO job.

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10:29
Rumor: Infighting at Apple holding back iCloud,...

Political infighting within Apple’s engineering ranks is holding back the company’s efforts to fix technical problems that have plagued iCloud and iTunes, reports The Information, quoting unnamed “people with direct knowledge of the situation.”

“The engineering conflict, which has delayed development of the new infrastructure, stems from Apple's decision last year to extend the cloud-computing platform that powers Siri, and which is run by Mr. [Patrick] Gates’s group, to other Apple services including iTunes, iMessage and iCloud. That threatened an engineering group overseen by Eric Billingsley which currently runs iCloud and many of the other Apple Internet services.”

One senior engineer, Steve D'Aurora, an engineering manager in a team led by Patrick Gates, is reported to have resigned. He joined Apple in 2010 through an acquisition of the privately held...

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10:26
iPhone SE reportedly 'squeezing'...

Chinese and Taiwanese smartphone suppliers are reportedly scaling back component production in the wake of Apple's iPhone SE, which appears to be impacting the sales of local smartphone brands.

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10:14
Apple issues second public betas of iOS 9.3.2 &...

Apple on Thursday provided members of its public beta program a second build of the forthcoming iOS 9.3.2 and OS X 10.11.5 updates. Registered developers were also supplied a second beta of tvOS 9.2.1 for the fourth-generation Apple TV.

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10:08
Walmart Pay begins trickling out to iPhone users via...

The latest update to retail colossus Walmart's first-party iOS app included a significant new feature -- support for Walmart Pay, the company's in-house mobile payments effort.

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09:45
Choosing to Skip the Upgrade and Care for the Gadget...

The New York Times has run a piece on its "Tech Fix" section, in which it argues, citing a user's experience, why skipping an upgrade might not be a bad idea, and how you could hold on to your existing device for a little longer. The story revolves around Vincent Lai, who dug up a Palm Treo, a smartphone that was disconnected last decade, and found that with little tweaks, the phone still had some life in it. From the article: Mr. Lai's behavior might be extreme, but his experience with the Palm Treo illustrates there is another way: If you simply put some maintenance into electronics as you would a car, you can stay happy with your gadgets for years. It is part of a movement of anti-consumerism, or the notion of cherishing what you have rather than incessantly buying new stuff. Signs of this philosophy are spreading: Industry data suggests that consumers are waiting longer to upgrade to new phones than they have in the past. [...] When smartphones and tablets were fairly sluggish...

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9to5Toys Last Call: 12.9-inch iPad Pro 32GB $650,...

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09:06
Report: Apple’s cloud services backend revamp held...

The Information is reporting that Apple’s efforts to build out its own cloud infrastructure are being held back by company politics. Apple wants to overhaul its cloud services backends to rely on new technologies built in-house but is facing several roadblocks, attributable in part to power struggle between the Siri group and another group handling other Apple services like iMessage and iTunes.

According to The Information, one engineering manager has already resigned with more likely to follow.

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09:05
Apple's mysterious WWDC 2016 announcement: What...

For as long as Apple has designed creative invitations to its media events, geeks have treated them as the technical equivalent of a Rorschach test. What secret clues might Apple have hidden in the latest WWDC missive? Probably nothing.

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08:50
Much of Apple's recovered e-waste likely...

Much of the 90 million pounds in e-waste Apple collected during 2015 was legally obligated, handled by outside firms, and probably not from Apple products, an analysis has concluded.

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08:48
Apple patent focuses on wired/wireless headphones

This could turn into something nifty.

An Apple patent application published Thursday suggests that the company is continuing work on a Lightning-equipped audio product some expect will replace wired EarPods if and when iPhone ships without a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The patent, entitled “Audio class-compliant charging accessories for wireless headphones and headsets” details a headphone device and supporting hardware capable of seamlessly switching between wired and wireless listening modes.

Apple’s idea seems to work around an electrical connector compatible with both digital and analog signals, requirements the proprietary Lightning protocol satisfies. An ideal connector would employ a plurality of contacts to transfer power and audio data — via differential signaling — from a...

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08:30
MI Guitar: The app-powered guitar that anyone can...

Sometimes you never learn… and that can be a good thing.

Most longtime AWT readers know that I've had mixed success on crowdfunded projects, although I'm currently down to just one way overdue product (Narrative Clip 2) that I'm beginning to think will never show up. But yesterday I saw a product that I absolutely had to back -- the MI Guitar on Indiegogo.

A bit of Steve history; I love music, I sing fairly well (at least I think so), and I can even think up multi-part scores in my head. The problem is, I can't get 'em out of my head and into the real world because I don't play an instrument. Every time I've tried to learn something -- guitar, piano, dulcimer -- I've gotten frustrated when I can't pick out a recognizable tune without weeks of practice. I played clarinet in 5th through 7th grade and my parents were too cheap to get me lessons, which meant that I had no idea what I was doing and just "...

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08:29
External Link: The iMessage Cone of Silence

Our own Rich Mogull recently had the opportunity to sit down with senior members of Apple’s engineering and security teams, and discovered that iMessage is even more secure than he had thought. In essence, every iMessage is encrypted from end to end, messages are encrypted using keys that exist only on your devices and are not stored with Apple, and messages are encrypted multiple times to maximize security. In addition, iMessage’s registration system is designed to inherently distrust Apple’s own servers, thereby making it extremely difficult for anyone to compromise iMessage’s security with so-called “phantom devices” that could be used to tap conversations. “Overall [iMessage is] a solid balance of convenience and security,” Mogull said.

 

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08:09
QR code-based Walmart Pay rolling out to iPhone as...

QR code-based payments have their benefits like tying debit and credit card transactions to store reward cards and saving receipts in one step, but they still don’t beat the convenience of NFC-based methods like Apple Pay which are less finicky and more secure. Major retailer Walmart, however, is pushing forward with its plans to make checking out smarter using its own QR code-based system called Walmart Pay. And although the two systems could both be options, Walmart continues to resist other digital wallets including Apple Pay.

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08:09
External Link: Apple Drops QuickTime 7 for Windows

Apple has announced that it’s no longer supporting QuickTime 7 for Windows. If you no longer need it, you should uninstall it immediately, because the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warns: “Exploitation of QuickTime for Windows vulnerabilities could allow remote attackers to take control of affected systems.”

 

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08:00
The Week in iOS Accessories: iTarget lets you...

Target practice

This week’s roundup includes an accessory-and-app combination that helps you be a more accurate shooter. Read on!

Holding Cell

The $20 Holding Cell holds your phone—get it?—in a holster by the side of the bed, letting you wake up, peek over the side, check your messages, then go back to sleep without somehow dropping your iPhone under the bed in the process. 

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07:58
Rumor: Apple may switch away from Qualcomm for next-...

It looks like Apple may be switching away from Qualcomm modems for its next-gen iPhones.

During Wednesday’s conference call to analysts, Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf said he is “assuming” a major Qualcomm customer will be giving modem orders to another company. While Mollenkopf didn’t mention Apple by name, Apple and Samsung are Qualcomm’s largest clients, and Samsung is already known to use multiple suppliers.

Apple could also be sourcing from multiple modem suppliers as well, which would help ensure production levels and eliminate potential bottlenecks. That strategy might also make optimization more difficult however, since two different modems could also perform differently when it comes to power consumption and connecting to...

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07:47
Apple CEO Tim Cook makes the TIME ‘100 Most...

Apple CEO Tim Cook has once again been named to TIME Magazine's list of the 100 Most Influential People. It’s his second time on the list; the first time was 2015. Here’s what TIME has to say about Cook:

“Apple is known for elegant, innovative products that change the world by transforming how we connect, create and communicate, as well as how we work, think and act. Its continued success requires a leader of great courage and character who demands excellence, upholds the highest ethical standards and routinely challenges the status quo, including encouraging vital conversations about who we are as a culture and a community.

“Tim Cook is that kind of leader.

“Behind his soft-spoken demeanor and Southern manners is a focused fearlessness that comes from deep personal conviction. Tim is committed to doing the right thing, in the right way, at the right time and for the right reasons. As CEO, he’s led Apple to new heights, and he continues to build a global brand...

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07:35
iCloud team reportedly plagued by infighting as...

Apple is working on a new internal structure for its cloud services, but the teams under the umbrella of iCloud have been involved in a political power struggle that has hampered development, according to a new report.

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