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Monday April 25

05:07
Microsoft releases Word Flow keyboard for iPhone...

Microsoft is bringing its predictive Windows Phone keyboard, called Word Flow, to the iPhone. The third-party keyboard is now available for free in the US App Store. The keyboard features traditional keycap input as well as the popular swiping-between-letters gesture input method popularized by Swype.

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05:00
Review: The 2016 Retina MacBook is a faster version...


The MacBook is still a thin-and-light laptop that can go pretty much anywhere.

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Designing a portable gadget is all about compromise. The main tension is between power and portability: how light can I make this phone without making it unacceptably slow or killing battery life, and how fast can I make this laptop without making the battery and necessary heatsinks and fans too large to comfortably carry around?

Every laptop you can buy exists somewhere on this spectrum, and the new version of Apple’s Retina MacBook still prioritizes portability over pretty much everything else. At...

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04:58
Apple’s organizational crossroads

Ben Thompson, writing for Stratechery:

I do believe that Apple’s products — their devices anyways — are superior, particularly if you value the finer details of industrial design, build quality, and little UI details like scrolling and responsiveness that seem so simple but are so hard to get right. And, frankly, it’s not surprising that Apple is good at this stuff for the exact reasons laid out above: everything about the company is designed to produce integrated devices that don’t sacrifice perfection for the sake of modularity.

But…

The problem is that everything that goes into creating these jewel-like devices works against being good at services.

Apple is more and more a services company. Very interesting analysis.

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04:48
Reporters allowed inside Pegatron iPhone assembly...

Over the weekend, Bloomberg posted an exclusive report of Pegatron’s iPhone plant in China. Although Foxconn is Apple’s primary assembler, Apple has moved more of its iPhone assembly contracts to Pegatron in recent years to diversify its supply chain.

The Bloomberg report describes how the factory is managing its workforce, tracking hours via automated systems, and tackling labor issues like overtime. This is the first time Pegatron has allowed official press to photograph the insides of the factory, where 50,000 people work on the floor.

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04:00
Today is National Pretzel Day; celebrate accordingly

Today is National Pretzel Day. To help you celebrate, I’ve rounded up some pretzel-related apps for the iPhone and iPad (sorry, but I couldn’t find any pretzel related apps at the Mac App Store).

Available for the iPhone and iPad at the Apple App Store are:

  • Sugar Cafe - Pretzel Maker. Break out your cooking skills and choose a tasty pretzel recipe. From chocolate pretzels to marshmallow pretzel salad, there are lots of recipes from which to choose. Sugar Cafe - Pretzel Make is free, but does tout in-app purchases. 
  • If you want to make “virtual” pretzels, check out Make Pretzels! In the game you drag ingredients from the kitchen and put ‘em in a bowl. You can mix, roll dough, bake, and decorate your creations. Make Pretzels! is free, but does offer in-app purchases.
  • With SuperPretzel Factory, you take over and run your very own food-making factory and make soft pretzels. The game is — you guessed it — free, but promotes in-app purchases.
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03:52
Beyonce’s ‘Tidal exclusive’ album, Lemonade, now...

Initially billed as an exclusive to Tidal, Beyonce’s new Lemonade album is now available to buy on iTunes. Jay-Z’s streaming music service had been touting the album as an exclusive location to listen to Beyonce’s latest music. Whilst Tidal maintains exclusive streaming rights, the album is now being freely sold for download elsewhere.

Tidal has attempted similar stunts in the past, with Kanye famously stating his album ‘The Life of Pablo’ would never be on Apple Music and would be exclusive to Tidal. However, a track from the album soon showed up on Apple’s services a few weeks later. There is currently a class action lawsuit forming around the false claims of exclusivity.

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03:24
Apple continues to dominate tech companies...

Although slowing iPhone growth began to impact Apple’s bottom lin numbers in the last quarter of the year, the company dominated Silicon Valley in 2015 as far as finances are concerned. In a survey of public tech companies in the Valley, total profit was $133 billion. Apple, alone, recorded profit of $53.7 billion dollars, responsible for 40% of the entire profit pool. The data was collected by SiliconValley.com.

Apple also ranked no. 1 by far in revenue, taking $234 billion in sales. Trailing far behind, the next closest was Alphabet (Google), at $74 billion …

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03:09
VMware Fusion 8.1.1

Fixes a crash in Windows virtual machines related to running graphic and gaming software with Multisample anti-aliasing (MSAA) enabled. ($79.99 standard/199.99 Pro new, free update, 363 MB)

 

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03:00
The Power of Preview: Advanced Editing Techniques

We again dive into the power of Preview, exploring advanced editing techniques, including more selection tools, color adjustments, and PDF editing.

 

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03:00
The first 12 Apple Watch games you should play

Armed with fun

Wearable gaming is still young, and it hasn't exploded in popularity like games on the iPhone and iPad did, but the Apple Watch has some interesting play experiences. The best of them leverage the wrist-based design to spice up your day with little quests or tidbits of fun, whether you're responding to messages from a fictional character or completing a daily brain-teaser. 

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00:09
OmniFocus 2.5.1

Resolves several bugs for the Getting Things Done-inspired task management app. ($39.99 new, free update, 27.8 MB)

 

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Sunday April 24

20:09
BBEdit 11.5.2

Maintenance release fixes a variety of bugs in the venerable text editor. ($49.99 new, free update, 12.0 MB)

 

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16:42
Solar Impulse 2 arrives in California

The solar-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft arrived in Silicon Valley late Saturday night. It was the ninth leg on its trip around the world.

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16:10
Typinator 6.9

Improves support for importing TextExpander snippets. (€24.99 new, free update, 7.1 MB)

 

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15:32
Google is creating a startup haven to prevent staff...

It's hard to swing a stick in Silicon Valley without hitting startups created by ex-Google employees determined to bring their clever (though only sometimes successful) ideas to light. That's good for innovation, but lousy for Google -- and the sear...

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11:30
British Astronaut Competes in London Marathon from...

An anonymous reader writes:
"British astronaut Tim Peake became the first man to complete a marathon in space on Sunday, running the classic 26.2 mile distance while strapped to a treadmill aboard the International Space Station..." reports Reuters. "The 44-year-old spaceman saw London's roads under his feet in real time on an iPad as, 250 miles below him, more than 37,000 runners simultaneously pounded the streets."
Meanwhile, in a show of solidarity, two earth-bound runners ran the marathon wearing space suits.

CNN notes that Peake "ran the race for real in 1999," but this time competed with avatars that represented actual runners who were using the Run Social app. His zero-gravity run took longer -- more than three and a half hours -- while a Kenyan runner ultimately won the race, completing the whole 26.2-mile course in just two hours, three minutes and four seconds, the second-fastest time ever recorded.

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11:12
Mellel 3.4.5

Adds several keyboard shortcuts to the Dialogue box text editor. ($39 new, free update, 93.2 MB)

 

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09:46
KGI says 'iPhone 7' won't have '...

Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities continues to have a bearish outlook on iPhone sales through the end of 2016, telling investors on Sunday that he believes Apple will be the only top-five smartphone vendor to see shipments decline this year.

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06:32
Kanye West, Tidal sued over non-exclusivity of ‘The...

Kanye West is being sued by a fan for making his new album, The Life of Pablo, available on iTunes and other streaming services after promising that it would be exclusive to Tidal. Jay Z's company Sean Carter Enterprises, which operates Tidal, is also targeted in a proposed class action lawsuit by fan Justin Baker-Rhett and law firm Edelson, reports TechCrunch (http://techcrunch.com/2016/04/18/jay-z-tidal-kanye-west-sued-for-misstatements-about-the-life-of-pablo-exclusivity/). The suit claims that consumers were duped into signing up for Tidal subscriptions under false pretenses.

West fans signed up for Tidal as the the artist had publicly announced that his album would “never” be on Apple. However, “West made a number of odd...

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05:30
40% of Silicon Valley's Profits (But Not Sales...

An anonymous reader writes:The San Jose Mercury News reports that last year 40% of Silicon Valley's profits came from one company -- Apple. "The iPhone maker accounted for 28 percent of the Bay Area tech industry's $833 billion in 2015 sales," while "Its profits were a jaw-dropping 40 percent of the region's $133 billion total." Meanwhile, Google's parent company Alphabet racked up $75 billion in sales, representing nearly 57% of the total for all Silicon Valley internet companies, followed by eBay and PayPal.

But while sales grew, internet-company profits fell by 29% as more companies focused on growth. "Profits are nice, sure, but becoming profitable isn't the top priority around here, particularly for younger firms," wrote the newspaper, noting that investors are paying 18 times Facebook's annual sales for its stock. In fact, 29% of Silicon Valley's top companies didn't have sales growth in 2015 (an increase from 17% the previous year), and five of the top 10 companies...

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05:21
KGI: iPhone sales in 2016 could be lower than 2014...

Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo at KGI Securities has today published a new research note in which he has some not-so-good predictions for how Apple will fare in the smartphone market during 2016. Kuo predicts that Apple, under the “worst case scenario,” could see iPhone shipments in 2016 lower than what it saw in 2014. Furthermore, Kuo anticipates that Apple will be the only top-five smartphone brand to see a decline in shipments year over year.

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Saturday April 23

21:39
Review: Polar Balance is a great smartscale for...

Polar's first smartscale is a polished and perfectly serviceable product, but a few peculiar design decisions keep it from maximizing its potential, making it mostly of interest to people already in the Polar ecosystem.

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17:28
Questions over who controls Prince’s music catalog

Since Prince’s sudden death, speculation has mounted over the trove of unreleased music he left behind: how much of it there really is, when it may emerge and who will get to make decisions about what happens to it.

But nearly as much uncertainty hangs over his existing body of work, which has been largely unavailable on many of the most popular online services, including Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube.

I wonder what the person who ultimately has control will do.

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17:20
Review: Griffin’s BreakSafe is the magnetic USB-C...

One of the most interesting accessories that came out of the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year was Griffin’s BreakSafe Magnetic USB-C Power Cable. As a 12-inch MacBook owner (and lover), one of the things I’ve missed the most with the machine is the MagSafe connection. Apple introduced the MagSafe technology 10 years ago, but thanks to the switch to a single USB-C connection, it is nowhere to be found on the ultra-slim MacBook.

That’s where Griffin’s BreakSafe comes in the....

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16:30
From Uber To Eric Schmidt, Tech Is Closer To the US...

An anonymous reader shares an article on The Guardian: Alphabet's executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, recently joined a Department of Defense advisory panel. Facebook recently hired a former director at the U.S. military's research lab, Darpa. Uber employs Barack Obama's former campaign manager David Plouffe and Amazon.com tapped his former spokesman Jay Carney. Google, Facebook, Uber and Apple collectively employ a couple of dozen former analysts for America's spy agencies, who openly list their resumes on LinkedIn. These connections are neither new nor secret. But the fact they are so accepted illustrates how tech's leaders -- even amid current fights over encryption and surveillance -- are still seen as mostly U.S. firms that back up American values. Christopher Soghoian, a technologist with the American Civil Liberties Union, said low-level employees' government connections matter less than leading executives' ties to government. For instance, at least a dozen Google engineers...

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14:31
Sales skyrocketed after 'Rust' added...

When Rust creator Garry Newman introduced female character models to the open world survival game, he said the idea was rooted in a social experiment: He wanted to see if lady characters would be attacked more or less because players might perceive t...

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12:58
Facebook was the victim of a backdoor hack

Even a tech giant like Facebook isn't immune to significant security breaches. Devcore's Orange Tsai recently discovered that someone had installed a backdoor on one of Facebook's corporate servers (that is, not the social network itself) in a bid t...

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12:39
Department of Justice drops New York iPhone case

On Friday, the Department of Justice said in a filing that it would no longer seek a court order to compel Apple to help it unlock a Brooklyn drug dealer’s iPhone.

In a letter sent to Judge Margo K. Brodie of the Eastern Distict of New York, who had been considering the government request, U.S. attorneys said that an unnamed individual had provided the device’s pass code and that “the government used that pass code by hand and gained access to the iPhone.”

Still not over.

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12:36
China’s roadmap to self-driving cars

In the race to develop self-driving cars, the United States and Europe lead in technology, but China is coming up fast in the outside lane with a regulatory structure that could put it ahead in the popular adoption of autonomous cars on its highways and city streets.

I’m not surprised at all. This is going to be an interesting battle over the next 5 years or so.

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11:30
Oree's real ink-and-paper stylus is not for...

Known for chic, artisanal digital products like a $190 walnut keyboard, French company Orée is going after the creative set with the Stylograph. Fabricated from pure copper, the ink stylus lets you transcribe your scribblings from paper over t...

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09:05
This week’s top stories: WWDC, iPhone rumors, 12-...

In this week’s top stories, the iPhone rumor mill was in full effect as reports surfaced claiming Apple could introduce an new all glass design for a next-generation device. That news was accompanied by Apple’s 12-inch MacBook refresh, an official announcement for WWDC, and the latest Apple Car news. Head below for the quick links to all of this week’s top stories and much more:

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06:00
Soda PDF offers a decent amount of PDF editing fizz...

Lulu Sofware's Soda PDF for Mac OS X isn't the most powerful PDF editing software around, but it has a decent fizz and it's free (although you can purchase additional modules for added features).

The utility lets you open, view and print any PDF file. You can also read any PDF file in 3D, read digital comic book files in 3D (.cbr and .cbz), fill and save forms, and create PDFs from Word, Excel and 300-plus formats. Soda PDF 7 makes it easy to create PDFs directly from scanners or even image files. You can even create PDF files directly from your scanner.

The easy-to-use tool lets you view any PDF file in Single Page Mode when you want to bring your focus to specific area of a document or in Continuous Page Mode to give your orbs an easy flow while reading your PDF document. You can even toggle to Full Screen when you want to block out the tool bar to just concentrate on the document.

Soda PDF offers a PDF...

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05:00
Blumoo is a handy ‘appcessory' for your home...

Blumoo is a universal home entertainment "appcessory" that provides you with control of the audio and visual equipment already installed in your home. It's a universal remote control and streaming device dubbed the Blumoo HomeBase ($99.99) that pairs iOS mobile devices such as the iPhone and iPad to existing home entertainment systems via free app at the Apple App Store.

However, the Blumoo isn't just a universal remote for more than 200,000 TVs, Blu-ray players, cable provider boxes, and home audio systems. It also allows users to stream music wirelessly from mobile devices. The 2.24 x 1.95 x 2.81 device uses a blend of Bluetooth, infrared, and an app-enabled iOS device.

Besides being practical and easy to use, the Blumoo is relatively sturdy as it's made of semi-translucent polycarbonate. It's also small...

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04:00
Disservice: Ignoring Apple’s efforts

You know, the Macalope often wonders if Apple suddenly ceased to exist, would the Internet deflate like a balloon without the need for pundits to give it advice anymore?

And if that happened would it make a giant squeaking sound or would it be more of a “PPPPPBBBBBLLLLLLPPPP” as it flew around the room?

So many things to think about. Apple analysis isn’t as easy as it looks.

Writing for Seeking Alpha, BayesianLearner tells us about “Apple's Fundamental Problem.”

Today’s the day we finally clear that up.

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03:30
watchOS apps for the App Store must be built with...

Starting June 1, all new watchOS apps submitted to the App Store must be native apps built with the watchOS 2 SDK [software development kit] or later, according to a note on Apple’s developer website.

Apple says that with the new features and capabilities that watchOS 2 brings to WatchKit, apps can integrate even more closely with Apple Watch. The company encourages developers to take advantage of the Digital Crown, microphone, Taptic engine, and health sensors to take your Apple Watch app to the next level. And with ClockKit, apps can be extended to the clock face with Complications.

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03:22
This week on AI: New MacBooks, losing Bill Campbell...

There was no shortage of headlines this week, with Apple launching new MacBooks, announcing WWDC 2016, and letting slip more details about its electric car project. A long-time but recently retired Apple board member, Bill Campbell, died on Monday.

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03:00
The week in Apple news: New Rose Gold MacBook, WWDC...

Apple headlines for the week ending Apr. 22, 2016

It was a grab bag of news this past week. From new products to developer news to hot gossip, there seems to be a little bit for everyone’s particular interest in Apple. We have al of the important headlines here in this slideshow. To get more information, click on the link.

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03:00
Justice Department withdraws request for Apple to...

The U.S. Department of Justice has withdrawn an appeal seeking Apple's help in accessing data from a locked iPhone 5s tied to an ongoing New York drug case, saying an unnamed individual furnished the device passcode on Thursday, reports AppleInsider

This is part of a letter filed with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York: “The government respectfully submits this letter to update the Court and the parties. Yesterday evening, an individual provided the passcode to the iPhone at issue in this case. Late last night, the government used that passcode by hand and gained access to the iPhone. Accordingly, the government no longer needs Apple's assistance to unlock the iPhone, and withdraws its application.”

In March the Justice Department withdrew a similar request in California, saying it had succeeded in...

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02:30
Apple will require all new Apple Watch apps to use...

Apple has announced that it is ending support for the original watchOS SDK and original Apple Watch 1.0 apps, which required a phone to even open. From June 1st, Apple will require developers of new Apple Watch apps to use the native SDK, which came with watchOS 2. The requirement was posted on the Apple Developer news page last night.

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Friday April 22

20:54
US no longer requires Apple's help to crack...

The U.S. no longer requires Apple’s assistance to unlock an iPhone 5s phone running iOS 7 used by the accused in a drug investigation, stating that an “individual provided the passcode to the iPhone at issue in this case.”

The Department of Justice has withdrawn its application in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

DOJ had earlier appealed to District Judge Margo K. Brodie an order from Magistrate Judge James Orenstein, ruling that Apple could not be forced to provide assistance to the government to extract data from the iPhone 5s.

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19:59
Feds: someone gave us the passcode in NY drug case,...

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In a short letter filed Friday evening, federal prosecutors wrote to a Brooklyn judge to say that they no longer needed Apple’s help in accessing the data on a seized iPhone 5S running iOS 7 associated with a drug case.

In the letter, United States Attorney Robert Capers wrote:

The government respectfully submits this letter to update the Court and the parties....

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18:45
DOJ withdraws motion to force Apple to unlock NYC...

The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday withdrew an appeal seeking Apple's help in accessing data from a locked iPhone 5s tied to an ongoing New York drug case, saying an unnamed individual furnished the device passcode on Thursday.

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17:38
Apple begins charging WWDC 2016 lottery winners

As it has in the past, Apple held a lottery for WWDC 2016 tickets. The lottery opened on Monday, April 18th, and closed earlier today at 10:00AM PST.

The lottery format puts developers on even ground, lending all a chance to win the right to purchase a $1,599 ticket. Though Apple has stated that it plans on notifying winners of the lottery by Monday, April 25th, some winners have already begun to see their credit cards charged. more…

Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: Lottery, WWDC, WWDC 2016, wwdc lottery ...

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17:07
Macworld’s May Digital Edition: How does the 9.7-...

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

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

In the May issue

We review Apple's smaller screens: the 9.7-inch iPad Pro and the iPhone SE. Plus, get started with biohacking and learn how to setup a redundant backup system.

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16:42
Apple Watch apps must be native starting June 1

Apple:

Starting June 1, 2016, all new watchOS apps submitted to the App Store must be native apps built with the watchOS 2 SDK or later.

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16:39
Bacon roses
16:27
Hospitalized Stossel Bemoans Sorry State of...


Fox News journalist John Stossel, who recently underwent an operation for lung cancer, on Wednesday wrote that although New York-Presbyterian Hospital's medical care is excellent, "the hospital's customer service stinks." Doctors "keep me waiting for hours, and no one bothers to call or email to say 'I'm running late,'" Stossel said. He was given X-rays, EKG tests, echocardiograms and blood tests, but he doubted all were needed. "No one discusses that with me or mentions the cost. Why would they? The patient rarely pays directly."

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16:22
Apple closes WWDC 2016 ticket lottery, sends...

As scheduled, Apple on Friday closed ticket lottery registrations for this year's Worldwide Developers Conference and began sending out email confirmations to the lucky few selected at random to attend the event in June.

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15:44
Apple requires all new watchOS apps be native by...

In an announcement to developers on Friday, Apple said come June 1, all new watchOS titles submitted to the App Store must be native apps built with the company's latest watchOS 2 software development kit.

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15:29
India to waive regulatory hurdle blocking Apple...

Apple fans in India might soon be able to purchase their new iPhone directly from an official Apple Store, as local government officials are reportedly prepared to waive a longstanding regulatory hurdle that prohibited the company from operating its own brick-and-mortar retail shops.

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15:00
Ring Video Doorbell gets a Mac app

Readers who purchased a Ring Video Doorbell after reading my February review will be happy to know that the company has released a Mac app for viewing videos from your doorbell on your favorite iMac or MacBook.

The company has distributed an iOS app since day one, but for viewing videos of the FedEx guy or a burglar coming up to the front door from a Mac, users have always had to log into the company's website. Now the app can be up and running on your Mac 24/7, just a click away when you want to see who is ringing your bell.

The app is shown as a beta (version 0.50) and could use some polish -- this is the type of app that begs...

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14:52
Step inside the artistic algorithms of 'No Man...

Even if you haven't played it yet, one thing is clear about No Man's Sky: It's stunning. The entire game hinges on the idea of procedural generation on a massive scale, meaning when artists at Hello Games create a patch of grass or a fluffy animal ta...

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14:47
Apple Should Pay More Tax, Says Co-Founder Wozniak

mrspoonsi quotes a report from BCC: All companies, including Apple, should pay a 50% tax rate, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has told the BBC. He said he doesn't like the idea that Apple does not pay tax at the same rate he does personally. "I don't like the idea that Apple might be unfair -- not paying taxes the way I do as a person. I do a lot of work, I do a lot of travel and I pay over 50% of anything I make in taxes and I believe that's part of life and you should do it." When asked if Apple should pay that amount, he replied: "Every company in the world should." He said he was never interested in money, unlike his former partner Steve Jobs. "Steve Jobs started Apple Computers for money, that was his big thing and that was extremely important and critical and good." Three years ago the company admitted two of its Irish subsidiaries pay a rate of 2%. It has built up offshore cash reserves of around $200 billion -- beyond the reach of U.S. tax officials. In a CBS '60 Minutes'...

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14:39
Ring offers Video Doorbell for OS X, Windows 10, iOS...

This could come in handy.

Ring Products has released the Ring App for both OS X and Windows 10.

The app allows you to monitor an entryway from your Mac while on your computer.

The Ring App communicates with the Ring Video Doorbell and the Ring Video Doorbell Pro via your Wi-Fi network, the Ring Video Doorbell capturing footage at 720p while the Ring Video Doorbell Pro captures footage at 1080p, respectively. A series of motion sensors within the Doorbell units triggers recording while instant alerts can send updates to your computer or iOS or Android device.

The Ring Video Doorbell retails for $199 while the Ring Video Doorbell Pro retails for $299 while stored video footage is available through the Ring Cloud for $3 per month or $30 per year.

If you...

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14:30
Some of the greenest gadgets for Earth Day

Most of us know how we can be friendlier to the environment: we can drive less, recycle more, and bring tote bags to the grocery store. But what most people don't realize is that we can make green choices when it comes to consumer electronics too. Th...

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14:26
∞ Dio: The Last in Line

This is one of my favorite Dio songs. Such a simple beat, but damn this song rocks.

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14:20
Microsoft, Google agree to drop complaints against...

“Microsoft has agreed to withdraw its regulatory complaints against Google, reflecting our changing legal priorities. We will continue to focus on competing vigorously for business and for customers,” a Microsoft spokesperson said in an email.

Google, in a separate email, said the companies would want to compete vigorously based on the merits of their products, not in “legal proceedings”.

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14:01
How 60 Minutes played 'Telephone' with...

On Sunday, 60 Minutes took a year-old segment on phone hacking it shot and aired in Australia, fluffed it up with other old hacks from last year's DEFCON, and re-packaged it for an American audience.

Almost no one noticed those particular details....

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13:53
Opinion: How Apple could tempt me to upgrade to an...

After reading Zac’s opinion piece on how the iPhone SE could actually tempt him not to upgrade to the iPhone 7, I realized that I hadn’t even begun to think what Apple could do to get me to want to upgrade to an iPhone 7. Overall I’ve been happy with the iPhone since its iPhone 5 iteration. It was the device I felt Apple really hit its stride with the hardware. I only upgraded to an iPhone 6 because I wanted a better camera and needed more storage space, but the larger form factor was a serious drawback for me. So what could possibly make me even want to upgrade from my current iPhone 6 to another phone later this year?

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13:48
With Latest Opera Browser, Everybody Gets Free VPN


Opera on Wednesday announced that it would add a free VPN service to the latest version of its browser. Virtual private networks add an extra level of security for Web surfers. Companies use them to provide secure communications for employees remotely accessing office systems, and consumers use them to block unwanted snooping on their online activity. "Now, you don't have to download VPN extensions or pay for VPN subscriptions to access blocked websites and to shield your browsing when on public WiFi," senior VP Krystian Kolondra said.

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13:30
Twitch transforms into a social network with new...

It's been happening in subtle increments, but the transformation is nearly complete. After launching private messaging, Party Chat and profile updates to Twitch, Amazon's livestreaming service will finally become a niche social network with today's a...

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12:55
Accidental discovery could help batteries last years...

Today, most smartphone and device batteries are made from lithium and slowly lose capacity over thousands of recharges. Researchers at UC Irvine built a battery that substituted gold nanowire in electrolyte gel for the lithium and lost barely 5% batt...

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12:45
The Week in iOS Apps: Test your heist skills in...

Safecracker!

The week’s roundup includes an Apple Watch game that lets you learn some useful cat burglar skills. Read on!

Break This Safe

Break This Safe is a free game for the Apple Watch: Rotate the digital crown to turn the dial of the on-screen safe—when you feel vibrations, you’re getting close; the strongest vibration is the right answer. Soon, you’ll be able to star in a heist movie all your own.

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12:30
First ever public performance of Purple Rain

This was Prince’s signature song. The video is fascinating especially if you watch the movie afterwards, as I did last night. You can definitely hear how the audio from this video is used in the movie. Speaking of the movie, as I said on Twitter last night, “I learned something disturbing tonight I didn’t know 30 years ago. “Purple Rain” has some classic tunes but it’s a crappy movie.” It really is poorly acted. But the musical performances more than make up for the deficiencies.

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12:14
∞ Hey Liam, what are you doing for Earth Day?

Siri and Liam, together for Earth Day. Can it last?

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12:13
Microsoft rolls out Windows Ink for beta testers

Windows Ink is available today for Insiders in the Fast ring, allowing users to sketch, write notes on sticky pads and draw all over screenshots with a digital pen (or your finger, if you're an au naturel kind of person). The update adds a Windows In...

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11:22
Google preps a new travel app to launch in beta next...

Google will soon launch a new app that aims to serve as your new travel assistant.

An email went out to those at Level 2 or above in Google’s Local Guides program with an offer to answer a few survey questions in exchange for a shot at a demo version of the app for Android and iPhone.

This may be in your inbox if you’re at least a level 2 with Google’s Local Guides program.

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11:19
Mac: Metaclassy Byword

Users who do a lot of long-from writing on their Macs, especially in Markdown, will appreciate what Metaclassy’s Byword ($12) brings to the table. Recently updated for El Capitan, this popular Markdown text editor provides a simple and efficient way to author posts in a clean, distraction-free user interface. Although Byword can be used for editing any types of text files, and even crafting HTML pages, where the app really shines is in its Markdown features, with support for footnotes, tables, and cross-references along with live syntax highlighting and previewing as you type and the ability to export the resulting rich-text document to HTML or PDF.
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10:56
Apple adds donation links to iTunes, web site,...

If you were looking for a way to help the victims of the Japanese and Ecuadorian earthquakes, you can do it through iTunes. Apple has partnered with the American Red Cross allowing you to submit donations of $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, and $200 denominations.

The donations are being accepted via iTunes and the App Store on both iOS devices and computers. the donation page itself, Apple specifies that 100 percent of the donation goes directly to the American Red Cross and that Apple does not take any portion. Furthermore, Apple notes that the only record you will receive for this donation is a receipt via email.

As you have probably heard, a trio of devastating earthquakes hit Ecuador and Japan in the past week...

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10:41
With any luck, Apple will be opening its first...

The consortium that bought the Clerys store in Dublin for €29 million is trying to lure Apple to open a flagship retail outlet on the ground floor of the site, according to The Irish Times

It would be the first Apple retail store in the country. The company has 482 retail stores in 18 countries and an online store available in 39 countries.

However, no deal has been agreed and Apple hasn’tcommitted to opening an Apple Store in Dublin. Yet several sources have said Natrium continue to pursue an agreement with Apple, which is famed for its upscale, destination retail outlets in high-profile locations, according to The Irish Times

The Clerys building on O’Donnell Street, Dublin. Photo courtesy of ‘The Irish Times’

Apple could use a bit ‘o Irish luck. The EU, Europe’s anti-trust and...

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10:40
New hires at Apple suggest work on prototyping...

Apple has picked up two more workers from the auto industry, both of whom are now believed to be at the company's "Product Realization Lab," where prototype hardware is developed.

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10:19
Rumor: No iPhone 7s in 2017 (but, don’t worry, there...

In a note to clients — as noted by iMore — J.P. Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz says Apple may skip skipping a theoretical "iPhone 7s" for an "iPhone 8” next year after releasing the “iPhone 7” in the second half of 2016.

“Our conversations with industry participants suggest Apple could skip the ’S’ cycle next year and instead jump to IP8 [iPhone 8],” he opines. “The jump could showcase major form factor changes, including OLED, no home button, and wireless charging. In our view, these potential changes could drive a mega cycle, underpinning our C2017 iPhone unit growth estimate of 10.3%, vs. 6.3% previously.”

What of the iPhone 7? Here are the most popular prognostications (followed by my thoughts):

  • Ditch the headphone jack (almost certainly true); 
  • Tweak the rear camera, which protrudes slightly on the iPhone 6 and 6s, so that...
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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
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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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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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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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