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Friday June 17

11:05
Apple's iPhone 6 faces potential sales ban in...

Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus face a potential sales ban in China due to a patent dispute with a little-known local company.

The phones infringe a design patent held by Chinese device maker Shenzhen Baili, a Beijing intellectual property office ruled, according to a notice posted Thursday.

The office ordered Apple and its partners to halt sales of both products, though Apple has appealed and the phones are currently still on sale there.

“We appealed an administrative order from a regional patent tribunal in Beijing last month and as a result the order has been stayed pending review by the Beijing IP Court,” Apple said Friday in an email. 

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10:53
Hands-on: New features in macOS Sierra [Video]

Although it hasn’t garnered the same level of excitement as iOS 10’s unveiling, there are quite a few compelling additions to be found in macOS Sierra. Along with a rebranded and more modern naming convention, macOS Sierra adds Siri, a Universal Clipboard for sharing clipboard contents between iOS and macOS, and many more underlying features. more…

Filed under: iOS Devices, Mac Tagged: First Impressions, hands-on, Mac, MacOs, macOS 10.12, macOS Sierra,...

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10:52
Inside iOS 10: 'Raise to Wake' for iPhone...

Although one of the more convenient functions of iOS 10 is "Raise to Wake" for iPhones, users will need a model with Apple's M9 motion coprocessor -- or its eventual successors.

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10:40
Tablo releases Apple TV app for its broadcast TV DVRs

Tablo —which makes a DVR box that lets you watch, record, and stream broadcast TV — has released an app for the Apple TV that allows you to watch broadcast television, either live or on-demand, without the need for a separate antenna.

The app is free. However, to use it you’ll need either a Tablo 2-Tuner DVR ($219.99) or a Tablo 4-Tuner TV ($299.99). Both are over-the-air DVR boxes the provide access to broadcast TV signals.

Tablo includes a 30 day trial of the company’s EPG subscription. After this you can choose to continue the subscription for $4.99 monthly, $49.99 annually or $149.99 for a lifetime subscription. Subscriptions are tied to your account and not the device, so you can add as many Tablo units as you'd like to your subscription or change your Tablo unit at any time. You can use a Tablo unit without subscription, but you’ll be missing some features. Learn more about Tablo's EPG subscription...

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10:06
Apple working to reduce excess inventory ahead of...

iPhone shipments in the coming quarters could be lower than Wall Street expects, as Apple works to reduce excess channel inventory ahead of the anticipated "iPhone 7" launch, in what could be the last painful quarter before over a year of growth, according to Brean Capital.

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10:00
Facebook Gives Messenger More Jobs to Do


Facebook on Thursday unveiled its redesigned Messenger app, which replaces the list of conversations it previously displayed with a home screen that will let users perform more actions within a chat. The Home tab now organizes Messenger into recent conversations, favorites, active users, and messages awaiting a response. It has a shortcut that reminds users about Facebook friends' birthdays. Messenger now prepopulates users' favorites list based on whom they exchange messages with most often.

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09:42
NASA and American Airlines team up to improve...

In order to improve flight training, cockpit displays and other necessary flight deck operations, NASA is drawing on the experiences of some 15,000 test pilots who are already in the air with American Airlines. The two groups announced this week a fi...

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09:30
9to5Toys Last Call: 13-inch MacBook Air $830, 32GB...

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09:27
Concept brings rumored MacBook OLED fn key row to...

What if Apple brought the OLED display function key row that is rumored for upcoming MacBooks to its Apple keyboard too? Completely disregarding what it might require technically to integrate and drive such a display in the keyboard, this concept from Curved imagines bringing that feature to iMac, Mac Pro, Mac mini and other Mac users via a new version of Apple’s wireless keyboard.

more…

Filed under: Mac Tagged: Apple, Display, function keys, MacBook Pro,...

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09:22
Dish drops NFL channels after deal expires

Tribune stations went dark on Dish Network earlier this week, making it difficult for some customers to watch the NBA and NHL championship matchups. The TV provider is dealing with another sports-related dispute too, and this time it's with the NFL....

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09:13
Inside iOS 10: Apple simplifies HomeKit control with...

Answering a long-running demand, Apple is introducing a dedicated Home app with iOS 10, giving people a central location to manage and control their HomeKit accessories.

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09:00
The best binoculars for birds, nature, and the...

By Daniel S. Cooper

This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.

To find the best binoculars, we had a professional ornithologist spend over 100 hours field-testing 17 pa...

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08:43
Beijing patent ruling unlikely to hurt Apple in...

A new patent decision accusing Apple of copying the design of a Chinese-made smartphone will not have a negative effect on Apple's revenue or margins in China, two major investment firms said on Friday.

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08:30
E3 was secretly terrible for the future of virtual...

After years of being teased with prototypes, developer kits and tech demos, it's finally happening: Virtual reality is on the cusp of going mainstream. Need evidence? Just look at the events of E3 2016. Over the past week, the first-ever VR headset f...

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08:24
Siri for Mac beta hands-on video released

This is what it’s like to use Siri on the Mac.

The cool cats at MacRumors have assembled a demo video of using the Siri beta on macOS Sierra, which is due for release this fall. Siri on the Mac can perform many of the same functions available on iOS, like answering simple queries, looking up information, sending messages, opening apps, and more, plus there are Mac-specific functions.

Siri can be accessed through the menu bar, a dock icon, or a keyboard command, and the Siri results, displayed in individual windows, can be pinned to the Today section of the Notification Center or added to documents and files.

Take a gander:

MacOS Sierra and Siri for Mac are still currently in beta and available only to the developer community at present, but Apple has stated it plans to...

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08:13
Review: Audio-Technica ATH-SR5BT Wireless On-Ear...

If you’ve been following our headphone reviews, you know that we've had good experiences with Audio-Technica’s “SonicPro” line of headphones. We gave broad recommendations for both the ATH-MSR7 and ATH-MSR7NC, even if we did find them a bit bright sounding and had some concerns about creaks coming from their plastic joints. In this review, we take a look at the latest incarnation of Audio-Technica’s 45mm True Motion driver, the on-ear Bluetooth-enabled ATH-SR5BT ($199). The headphone comes in white, as seen here, or black.{/exp:char_limit}

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08:12
Windows 10 preview makes it easier to do a fresh...

Windows 10 Insiders are greedy but brave souls who want the latest software toys and are willing to take some risks to get them. The latest preview build (14367) gives them a "get out of jail free" card, however, with a new tool called "Refresh Windo...

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08:10
iOS 10 How-To: Use Markup in Photos + Messages on...

iOS has long had a super useful tool called Markup that lets you draw and add text over images and documents, but the feature has been buried inside Mail until now. iOS 10 brings Markup to more places including Photos and Messages. Below we explore Markup in both apps on iOS 10 plus share how to put the new feature to work.

more…

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08:08
Video: See how Apple Music in iOS 10 has been...

Music selection and discovery will get easier for 15 million paying Apple Music subscribers with this fall's launch of iOS 10. Here's a closer look at the big changes coming soon to iPhone and iPad.

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07:53
How your Apple rumor sausage gets made

A sardonic look at the Apple rumor industry. Entertaining and quite close to home.

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07:46
'Portal 2' and 'Left 4 Dead' are...

The list of Xbox 360 games backwards compatible with the Xbox One has now reached 200 titles with the addition of fan favorites Portal 2 and Left 4 Dead. Additionally, support was also added for Flashback, Brain Challenge and Babel Rising. Microsoft...

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07:40
Apple Watch, watchOS 3, and the evolution of app...

By far, the biggest change that needed to be made to watchOS is to improve app launch speed/responsiveness and it looks like that has been done. The second change involves the actual application launch process itself. And that’s more of a complication (sorry).

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07:32
Brief look at the new features coming to Apple Music

Kirk McElhearn:

Apple has released developer previews of iOS 10 and macOS 10.12. There are major changes to Apple Music, and they show up in both iTunes and the Music app on iOS. It’s worth noting that Apple can roll out these changes whenever they want in iTunes; they don’t need to actually update the app. Elements such as the iTunes Store and Apple Music are merely web pages that display in iTunes, so, while the iTunes app hasn’t changed, the new display of Apple Music is visible.

Nice overview, take a look.

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07:28
Beijing regulator orders Apple to stop sale of...

A bizarre twist, Apple infringing on a Chinese patent, but that’s what’s being reported. Important to note that Apple has the right to appeal (can’t imagine they won’t) and that this ruling applies to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and not the current models.

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07:25
Report: iPhone 6 infringes on Chinese phone, sales...

Enlarge / the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Update: Apple's has responded to our request for comment, indicating that all current iPhones are still being sold in Beijing while the company appeals the order. The full statement:

"iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as well as iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone SE models are all available for sale today in China. We appealed an administrative order from a regional patent tribunal in Beijing last month and as a result the order has been stayed pending review by the Beijing IP Court."

Original story: A Chinese regulator has told Apple to stop selling the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in the city of Beijing, according to...

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07:22
First US CRISPR gene editing trial in humans seeks...

The federal committee that monitors DNA experiments on humans will make its first judgment on a CRISPR case next week. The Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee is looking at a proposal from the University of Pennsylvania, which wants to use the gene ed...

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07:11
AnandTech’s recap of macOS Sierra’s new features

This is relatively short for AnandTech, but solid nonetheless. Don’t miss the second page, which focuses on Photos, a look under the hood, release date and hardware support.

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07:04
∞ Apple rolls out significant accessibility...

Good to see Apple still paying attention to accessibility. Some terrific news here.

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07:00
IndieCade is the best it's ever been at E3 2016

IndieCade's E3 installment always features a lineup of nifty games from independent developers, but this year it went above and beyond. Multiple games on display used physical objects or installation pieces as part of their gameplay, making the entir...

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07:00
Apple iPhones Found to Have Violated Chinese Rival...

Beijing's intellectual property regulator has ordered Apple to stop sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the city, after it found that the design of Apple's iconic smartphone is too similar to a Chinese phone. The aforementioned handsets infringe on a Chinese patent for exterior design held by a company called Shenzhen Baili for its 100C smartphone. From a Bloomberg report: While the decision covers only Beijing, future lawsuits against Apple could take the case as a precedent, potentially influencing the outcomes of litigation elsewhere in China. Baili is one of scores of smartphone brands trying to cash in on the country's mobile boom. [...] "If the position by the Beijing IP office is upheld and Apple doesn't appeal further, then in theory they wouldn't be able to sell the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus," IP specialist Ted Chwu said. The iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus were launched in 2014. What took them so long?

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06:53
News: Chinese patent ruling may force Apple to stop...

Apple may have to halt sales of its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China after a the company was ruled to violate patent rights of a Chinese company, Bloomberg reports. The Beijing Intellectual Property Office ruled the iPhones infringe upon Baili’s 100C phone (which doesn’t look that similar to Apple’s iPhones). The decision only affects Beijing, but it could be used as precedent in China. Apple can appeal the ruling, and the report…

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06:24
Bluetooth 5 will quadruple range, double speed,...

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) says its next release, coming late 2016 or early 2017, will be dubbed Bluetooth 5 and will include “significantly” increased range, speed, and broadcast messaging capacity.  Expect to see support for it in Apple devices next year.

Extending range will deliver “robust, reliable” Internet of Things (IoT) connections that make full-home and building and outdoor use cases a reality, says Mark Powell, executive director of the Bluetooth SIG. Higher speeds will send data faster and optimize responsiveness. 

“Increasing broadcast capacity will propel the next generation of ‘connectionless’ services like beacons and location-relevant information and navigation,” Powell adds. “These Bluetooth advancements open up more possibilities and enable SIG companies – now at an all-time high of 30,000 member companies – to build an accessible, interoperable IoT.”

Bluetooth 5 will...

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06:21
Chinese bureau finds Apple copying smartphone...

The design of Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is too similar to the 100C phone by Shenzhen Baili, and violates that company's patents, the Beijing Intellectual Property Office ruled on Friday.

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06:12
Beijing Intellectual Property Office: the iPhone 6/...

Beijing’s intellectual property authority has ruled Apple violated the design patents of a Chinese device maker and may have to halt sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the city, reports Bloomberg.

The Apple smartphones infringe on Shenzhen Baili’s patent rights because of similarities to its 100C phone (pictured), according to the Beijing Intellectual Property Office wrote in its decision. Apple can appeal the ruling and could be allowed to continue selling its phones during the process. While the decision covers only Beijing, future lawsuits against Apple could take the case as a precedent, potentially influencing the outcomes of litigation elsewhere in China, notes Bloomberg.

CNBC says Apple has immediately appealed that ruling and that all company products are still for sale throughout the country.

It’s the latest set-back for the Cupertino, California-based...

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Bone Conduction Bluetooth...

In our iLounge Deal for today, you can pick up the Bone Conduction Bluetooth Headphones for only $69.99 — that’s 30% off the regular price. These new headphones from SainSonic are built with bone conduction technology that uses vibration to transmit audio without blocking your ears, and with wireless Bluetooth support you get incredible sound with the annoyance of wires. The open ear headset design lets you stay in touch with the world around…

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05:50
Opinion: Does integrated VoIP support in iOS 10...

The first true mobile phones back in the 1980s did exactly one thing: phone calls. It wasn’t until 1994 that carriers introduced what was then a revolutionary idea – using mobile phones to send text messages. I’m old enough to remember when only geeks did it, and it took several years before it really took off as a mass-market thing.

Fast-forward to today and, for many of us, the very least-frequent thing we do with our phones is use them to make phone calls. When I do make a voice call, I’m as likely to use a VoIP app like FaceTime or Skype as I am the actual phone app on my iPhone.

With iOS 10, Apple makes that behaviour likely for even more people. The VoIP API effectively allows apps like Skype, Viber, WhatsApp, Facebook calling and others to be integrated into the iPhone every bit as deeply as the phone app itself …

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05:31
Bizarre Beijing ruling says iPhone 6 copies Chinese...

Update: Apple has now issued a statement.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as well as iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone SE models are all available for sale today in China. We appealed an administrative order from a regional patent tribunal in Beijing last month and as a result the order has been stayed pending review by the Beijing IP Court.

Bloomberg reports a Beijing Intellectual Property Office ruling that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus violate the design patent of a Chinese phone, and that Apple must cease sales of both models within the city.

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus infringe on Shenzhen Baili’s patent rights because of similarities to its 100C phone, the Beijing Intellectual Property Office wrote in its...

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05:08
AppleInsider podcast talks to former Apple...

This week on the AppleInsider former Apple technology evangelist Matt Sephton joins Victor to talk about his perspective on the week's WWDC news and shares a Steve Jobs story. Mikey chimes in with his favorite upcoming iOS 10, macOS, watchOS 3 and tvOS features.

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05:00
Daily Deal: The Pay What You Want Mac Utilities...

Today's Daily Deal is another one of our ultra-popular "Pay What You Want" bundles -- this time, the Mac Utilities Bundle. Why are these bundles so popular? Basically, you pay what you want and you get six of the eight total Mac utilities. If your price happens to beat the average price (which was $8.38 when this post was written), you get all eight of the utilities. Not bad, eh?

What's in the bundle? A lot, especially for Mac owners who own Android devices:

  • Data Recovery for Mac : Bring back lost data
  • Lab.Fone for Android : Recover Android data to your Mac
  • PDF Converter Pro for Mac : A powerful alternative to Adobe Acrobat
  • Android...
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04:59
On the iPhone, Virtual Reality Is Unofficially Real

Virtual reality is hot, with all manner of 360-degree content being created for fancy computer-connected goggles as well as for simpler smartphone accessories. And while iPhone users have no shortage of VR gear, apps, and Internet videos, Apple hasn’t released anything to compete with rival smartphone makers that are all over VR.

 

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04:30
Satechi BT Touch Speaker: portable, looks great,...

Satechi's BT Touch Speaker is a portable Bluetooth speaker that provides a surprising amount of audio volume considering its small size and price (US$79.99, though it may still be available at its introductory price of $49.99). It also allows for hands-free calling from any Bluetooth-enabled smartphone such as the iPhone, thanks to an integrated, built-in mic. 

The first time you turn on the BT Touch Speaker, it remains in "pairing mode" for two minutes, as indicated by the status indicator light blinking red and blue. To return the speaker to pairing mode at any time, press and hold the "Phone/Pairing" button until the light blinks red and blue.

To pair your iDevice with the Satechi speaker, go toSettings > General > Bluetooth. You'll see the unpaired device. Type in 0000 as the pairing code to make the connection. Once successfully paired, the indicator lights on the BT Touch turn solid blue, and you're good to go. You can can also use it with a non-Bluetooth-...

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04:00
If you have a laptop, you need a ScreenSavrz

Many laptops have such tight tolerances in trying to minimize the thickness of the systems (I'm looking at you, MacBook) that keyboards and displays often make contact when the lid is closed. Dirt and gunk can transfer from the keys to the LCD screen. That's not good, and that's why you need the ScreenSavrz from RadTech.

Abrasions from the contact of keyboard and screen can also be a problem, reducing the useful life of the screen, as well as just making the desktop hard to see. Getting that dirt off the screen, keeping it off, and preventing the keys from abrading the LCD is a problem that RadTech has a fix for.

The Screensavrz is piece of fabric designed to clean the screen of your laptop, and help keep it that way. The fabric is an ultra-micro fiber called Optex, which was specifically designed for polishing plastic optics. As it's a non-woven fabric, it can be cut to fit, and won't fray. The package includes the...

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03:57
Report says Facebook video could be next in line for...

If there’s one thing guaranteed to eat your data plan’s allowance at an alarming rate, it’s streaming video. T-Mobile has been gradually adding more services to its Binge On program – which allows customers to stream lower-quality video from specific services without using up any of their data – and Re/code reports that Facebook video may be next in line.

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03:30
The best Mac and iOS games shown off at E3 2016

Games for every device

Mac and mobile gamers are often ignored at gaming-industry tradeshows like E3, but if you’ve been watching the livestreams and wondering what you’ll be able to play on your trusty MacBook Pro or your iPhone 6s, never fear! We took a look at all the exciting new games for Mac OS X/macOS and iOS that were announced at E3 2016 earlier this week. There’s plenty to choose from, from beautiful mobile RPGs to narrative exploration games and “friendship ruining” party titles—and you won’t have to buy any new hardware.

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03:19
10 major headaches Apple fixed in iOS 10, macOS,...

Improving every Apple platform

Image by Apple

It was a jam-packed WWDC, and thankfully Apple gave us much-needed fixes to some of the most frustrating problems in all its major platforms.

What were some of your personal headaches that Apple cured with the annnouncement of iOS 10, macOS, watchOS 3, and tvOS?

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03:00
D-Link debuts its first IFTTT-compatible security...

The DCS-8200LH boasts a 180-degree field of view and can be integrated with existing smart-home platforms. The company plans to develop HomeKit-compatible cameras down the road.

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Thursday June 16

22:24
E3 2016: Octobo plush toy uses iPad for interactive...

Dubbed a "reactive" plush toy, Octobo is a soft, fuzzy octopus that turns into an interactive storybook controller with a little help from Apple's iPad.

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21:07
Nearly killed in 1998 fire, graduate reunites with...

With all the crap going on in the past week, I thought this story might lighten the load. Now, excuse me. I’ve got something in my eye.

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19:52
Politico using Apple Wallet to send breaking news...

Apple’s Wallet app has become a lot more useful since the launch of Apple Pay, but Politico has found another new purpose for the app that’s a little out of the ordinary. As noted by NiemanLab, Political Europe is using the Wallet app to send push notifications to users regarding the EU Referendum.

more…

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19:36
JP Morgan downgrades Apple stock expectations on...

For all the new software platform features Apple announced this week at WWDC, including a glimpse at future iOS product capabilities and internet services enhancements, JP Morgan remains cool to the company's stock prospects for 2016.

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19:13
Apple updates TestFlight with support for new iOS 10...

Apple on Thursday updated its TestFlight app testing platform to support software running in the latest beta environments, and rolled out new App Store optimization and analytics tools for developers accessible through iTunes Connect.

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17:39
Politico uses Apple's Wallet to distribute...

Political publication Politico is testing out a highly unorthodox news delivery method that leverages Wallet passes to keep readers up to date on the latest poll results and news from Britain's vote to leave the European Union. And it seems to be working.

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17:24
TestFlight update allows developers to push beta...

Following the release of the first developer beta of iOS 10 earlier this week, Apple today has update TestFlight with support for the latest iOS version. As announced on the company’s developer website, developers are now able to build apps for iOS 10, watchOS 3, and the latest version of tvOS.

more…

Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: iOS 10, TestFlight, update ...

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17:00
Apple patent highlights dual-layer LCD displays with...

This could lead to an absolutely amazing display.

In a recently published patent application, Apple describes a technology that could reduce image artifacts in high dynamic range (HDR) dual-layer LCDs, technology that could theoretically boost a typical display’s contrast ratio to 1,000,000 to 1.

In its “Devices and methods of image-splitting for dual-layer high dynamic range displays” application, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple touts the optical benefits of dual-layer LCD systems, specifically the ability to reproduce high contrast imagery.

In simple terms, a traditional LCD creates images by modulating light transmitted through a liquid crystal layer. Applying varying voltages to individual pixel...

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16:41
E3 2016: Square Enix announces Deus Ex Go for iOS

At E3 this week Square Enix announced plans to bring hit stealth action franchise Deus Ex to iOS as part of its "Go" series of mobile games, and AppleInsider was on hand check out an early version running on iPad.

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16:37
Facebook Messenger for iOS updated with entirely new...

Just days after Apple announced major enhancements to iMessage, Facebook today revealed a significant update to its Messenger app. In a blog post, the company announced major changes coming to how users are able to start a conversation.

more…

Filed under: Apps, iOS Tagged: Facebook, Messenger ...

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15:11
WatchOS 3 Offers New Hope for Smartwatch Category


Apple finally responded to concerns that were threatening to scuttle its once-promising wearables category. Its introduction of watchOS 3 at this week's WWDC has drawn high praise. The Apple Watch represented the company's attempt to marry the ultimate Dick Tracy smart gadget with the genius of the iPhone, but it fell short. Instead of a convenience, it was far too slow and complicated for many consumers to navigate. WatchOS 3 is a "significant and welcome upgrade," said Jitesh Ubrani, senior research analyst at IDC.

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15:11
Apple douses rumor of impending iMessage release for...

Apple recently poured cold water on rumors claiming iMessage would see introduction on Google's Android platform, potentially at this week's Worldwide Developers Conference, saying the messaging service is worth more as an exclusive first-party feature.

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15:11
WatchOS 3 might actually fix most of my problems...


Is it the fall yet?

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I make it a point not to install early betas of software on hardware that I use every day, but of all the software Apple announced at WWDC on Monday, the one that's tempting me the most is WatchOS 3. As many new things as iOS 10 and macOS Sierra both include, the next version of WatchOS is easily the biggest and most obvious improvement over the current one, and now that I've actually seen it in action on real hardware, it’s going to be hard to wait for.

A couple of months ago, I wrote about...

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14:49
Apple exec explains why the company has not brought...

Prior to WWDC, a report emerged claiming that Apple would at long last unveil iMessage for Android. Seeing how Apple had made its streaming music service available on Android, many found this report to be somewhat plausible. As you’re probably aware of by now, however, iMessage for Android was nowhere to be found at WWDC this week. Now, we’ve gotten a little bit of insight into Apple’s reasoning for not bringing its messaging service to Google’s smartphone platform…

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14:24
Inside iOS 10: New Photos app uses face, object...

One of the main enhancements in the iOS 10 Photos app is face, object, and scene recognition powered by advanced machine learning technology and applied to improve photo search and automated image management features.

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14:05
AWT News Update: June 16, 2016

Apple design chief Jony Ive receives his honorary doctorate from Cambridge

In today's AWT News Update:

  • Wall Street analysts have high hopes for the 2017 iPhone 8
  • D-Link announces a HomeKit-compatible Wi-Fi camera to be delivered later this year
  • Sir Jony Ive has received an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Cambridge
  • Apple World Today can now be read through Apple's News app

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for June 16, 2016.

The iPhone 7 hasn’t even been announced, and already analysts on Wall Street are pinning their hopes on a completely...

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14:01
tvOS 10: Dark mode on Apple TV, YouTube Siri search...

This week Apple announced tvOS 10 for the new Apple TV at WWDC 2016. The first developer beta includes many of the new features like dark mode, YouTube search using Siri, and newly added HomeKit support. See many of the new features in action below:

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Filed under: Apple TV Tagged: Apple TV, tvOS 10 ...

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13:55
Apple will never bring iMessage to Android and you...

Newsflash: Apple is using its software to convince people to buy new iPhones. That classic Apple strategy remains one of the reasons why Android users will never, ever get to use iMessage on anything other than an iPhone.

Unnamed Apple executives confirmed that iMessage will never be expanded to Android. According to The Verge, Apple believes that making iMessage the top messaging service and keeping it iOS-only brings added value to owning an iPhone. Furthermore, iMessage already has one billion active users, which Apple thinks is enough to provide solid data for the iPhone-maker to venture into artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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13:09
Facebook revamps Messenger for iOS with new tiered...

Facebook began rolling out a new homescreen interface for its Messenger iOS app on Thursday, hot on the heels of Apple announcing iOS 10 Messages upgrades intended to compete.

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13:08
Nintendo's New Zelda Adventure Draws E3 Cheers


Nintendo on Tuesday offered E3 attendees a preview of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the latest title in the action-adventure franchise. This time the story involves much more than rescuing a princess. The game actually has been years in the making, and at E3 Nintendo pulled out all stops, devoting much of its booth to the game. Nintendo presented two different demos of Breath of Wild. One focused on the exploration and game mechanics, while the other provided elements of the story line.

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12:51
Follow the users: Why Messages got the biggest...

This is just the beginning for major changes in Messages. Apple will follow in some ways and lead in others but, make no mistake, Messages in many forms will become its own significant platform in Apple’s Services category.

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12:27
Inside watchOS 3: Send text messages from Apple...

In addition to voice dictation, users will also be able to compose text messages via the Apple Watch with their own handwriting, beginning with the launch of watchOS 3 later this year.

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12:04
Twitter is bringing an in-app Periscope button to all

For those times when a 140-character text tweet just won't do, Twitter is making it much easier to broadcast your thoughts live.

After an initial beta test, the social network is rolling out a new Periscope button inside the Twitter app on Android and iOS. When you go to compose a tweet, and then choose to insert media, you’ll see a new “live” option. 

Ready to go live? Now everyone can tap a new button on iOS & Android to easily broadcast on #Periscope from Twitter! pic.twitter.com/tedpUN1QMA

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11:56
Credit Suisse predicts Apple stock 'super cycle...

Analysts on Wall Street are increasingly expecting an incremental iPhone hardware update this year, which has led some to turn their sights to a rumored 2017 handset revamp in hopes of pushing Apple stock to new heights.

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11:39
iOS 10 adds AirPrint Bluetooth Beacon, ‘create PDF...

New in iOS 10 and macOS Sierra, Apple’s AirPrint is getting some welcomed improvements including ‘AirPrint Bluetooth Beacon’, the ability to create PDFs from the print panel in iOS, and support for multi-user and password-only printing.

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11:15
The Week in Mac Apps: Meet HotKey App, the latest...

New Mac apps of the week

This week’s roundup of new Mac Apps introduces us to HotKey App, a tool that lets you program keyboard shortcuts and gives you a cheat-sheet in your menu bar. Plus, tools for keeping your Internet browsing private, blocking tracking cookies, monitoring your computer’s health, and much more.

1Blocker - Block ads, tracking scripts, anything 1.0

Salavat Khanov’s $5 1Blocker improves your browsing experience by blocking unwanted ads and tracking cookies.

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11:07
What if Apple's Amazon Echo competitor is the...

What if Apple’s rumored Amazon Echo competitor isn’t a new Apple TV? What if it’s...the iPad?

During the WWDC keynote, Apple mentioned the Apple TV being used as a “Home Hub” for controlling your HomeKit devices, both when you’re in the house, and when you’re away. Since it’s always on, always online, and logged in to your iCloud account, the set-top box can act as a bridge between your HomeKit gear and your iPhone when you’re outside of your home network.

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10:39
Article: Inside the betas: watchOS 3 promises a real...

While only a little more than a year old, the Apple Watch is about to embark on its third major operating system update in the form of watchOS 3, announced earlier this week at Apple’s WWDC, and now available as a Developer Preview for registered developers. In this Inside the betas installment, we’re taking a closer look at what’s coming in the new version of Apple’s wearable operating system, which promises significant speed…

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10:10
Notable apps and app updates for June 16, 2016

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

OS X/macOS Apps and Updates

Grim Legends 3: The Dark City

It's always big news when a great game franchise gets a new episode, and that's the case with Grim Legends 3: The Dark City (free with in-app purchases). It's a highly-rated hidden object puzzle adventure game from the folks who brought you Enigmatis and Grim Legends. As the player, you're playing mini games and solving puzzles in a gothic city, hunting monsters in beautiful hand-painted backdrops, and more. Grim Legends 3: The Dark City is truly a work of art!

Chroma

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10:08
Inside Sierra: How Apple Watch 'Auto Unlock...

One of the most anticipated features of macOS Sierra may actually be one of the simplest: Auto Unlock, which stands to save some Mac and Apple Watch owners trouble if they regularly log in and out of their system.

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10:06
Facebook Tackles Suicide Prevention Worldwide


Facebook has said it will roll out its suicide prevention tools and resources around the world. Already available in the U.S., the resources are designed to help members who may be thinking about committing suicide or otherwise hurting themselves, as well as family and friends who are concerned about their loved ones' well being.
Members can use the updated resources either to contact the vulnerable person directly or to contact Facebook, which has teams of workers dedicated to making sure a Facebook member in distress is able to find help.

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10:00
The classic 'Slide to Unlock' iPhone...

I’ll really miss Slide to Unlock, which I stopped using 18 months ago anyway.

In iOS 10, Apple is getting rid of the gesture that unlocked an iPhone since the very first model, back in 2007. Slide to Unlock got audible gasps of amazement at the original iPhone’s unveiling, and it’s been as constant as the grid of icons ever since, through every iteration of iOS.

iOS 10 removes Slide to Unlock, the first bit of iOS we ever saw, welcomed with grins and applause when Jobs demoed it. Good night, buddy.

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09:30
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09:00
Squarespace adds the ability to publish content in...

Squarespace — a content management system/website builder/blogging platform/hosting service — says, as of today, it’s the only platform to have built an Apple News integration directly with Apple. Customers can publish their content in Apple News Format directly from their Squarespace blog.

The content is automatically optimized for both the iPhone and iPad. What’s more, you can create your own branded Apple News channel that’s discoverable in-app. Starting today, you can publish the following media-rich content to Apple News: images and galleries; videos; audio; text; markdown, Twitter and Instagram embedded content; and a link back to your Squarespace site.

To publish content from Squarespace to Apple News, you must first sign up for News Publisher and obtain Apple News API [application programming interface] credentials from Apple. For more information about Apple News and...

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08:57
Squarespace now lets you publish your blog to Apple...

As a publisher, getting your content into Apple News requires some real behind-the-scenes effort (just ask Greg), and Squarespace is hoping to change that for its customers. The blogging service announced today that Apple News integration is now available to all customers.

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08:33
Inside iOS 10: Photos Memories will generate...

Looking to compete with similar options in Google Photos and other apps, Apple's iOS 10 Photos app includes a new Memories tab, which not only groups photos into events automatically but creates customizable slideshow movies for them.

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08:28
Sling TV support coming to the Apple TV; what does...

As announced at Monday’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference keynote, Dish Network's “skinny” TV bundle, Sling TV, is coming to the Apple TV. This will lead to two rumors: 1) Apple is abandoning plans for its own video streaming service, and 2) Apple should buy Dish.

Current Sling TV subscribers will be able to access all of Sling TV’s live streaming television directly from the fourth generation Apple TV. What’s more, Dish and Apple are offering a bundled deal that would let potential customers purchase a new Apple TV for $89 ($60 cheaper than the regular retail price) if they pay up front for three months of Sling TV, which costs $20 a month.

This partnership should be beneficial for both companies, according to Business Insider. Sling TV is one of the first integrations of a cable bundle and live pay-TV provider into Apple TV. BI adds that the Sling TV...

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08:21
Review: Catalyst Case for iPad mini 4

Catalyst, known for its waterproof cases, has recently released its Catalyst Case ($90) for iPad mini 4. The case is designed to be waterproof to 6.6 feet deep, and Catalyst claims it will protect the iPad mini 4 from drops up to 4 feet. The hard plastic and rubber case fully encloses the iPad, of course, with screen protection and a thin membrane enabling the use of Touch ID. The clear plastic shows off the back of the device, and rubber plugs cover both the headphone and Lightning port. Sound, oddly, is vented toward the back of the device. Catalyst Case comes with a thin plastic multi-angle stand.{/exp:char_limit}
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08:18
Rumor: Apple ramping up procurement for second-gen...

In the midst of a news-filled week at WWDC, sources within the supply chain have been cited as saying that Apple may be gearing up to launch the second-generation Apple Watch alongside the iPhone 7, in September.

Shipments of chips and components for the second-generation Apple Watch are set to begin in the third quarter, the sources indicated.

While the time frame is understandably vague, the component production range of July to September would be compatible with Apple launching the Watch with the iPhone 7. If the next iPhone is an iterative model, as widely expected, then a new Watch could give the launch event more punch.

The report also suggests that Apple may be looking for an appreciable bump in sales. While Apple has never...

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08:03
The EU may deliver a verdict on Apple’s tax...

The European Commission may deliver its verdict on Apple’s tax arrangements in Ireland as soon as next month, according to Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan.

“The speculation now is that the commission may make a decision sometime in July,’’ he told Bloomberg. “But we don’t know that with certainty. It’s the general feel around Brussels that they’re walking toward a July decision.”

Ireland will fight any negative commission decision to the EU courts, Noonan added. The government will “vigorously defend’’ any adverse Apple tax decision, he has said previously. 

The EU, Europe’s anti-trust and consumer investigation agency, has claimed that Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands have attracted investment and jobs by helping big companies avoid tax in other countries, including EU members. The commission suspects...

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07:57
iOS 10 promotes iPad to HomeKit remote access device...

Before now, Apple’s HomeKit platform required an Apple TV for remote access control of most accessories. If you had network-connected lightbulbs or other home automation accessories, you’d need to have a new Apple TV connected to that same network to control them with Siri when out of the house. With iOS 10, Apple is giving iPad that capability too, and it’s now using multiple remote access devices to make all of your iPads and Apple TVs work together to extend your HomeKit network.

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07:57
Apple’s Lisa Jackson praises TSMC for its...

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) — a key supplier of mobile processors for, among other things, the iPhone — says it will purchase 200 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of green power in 2016 compared to the previous year’s purchase of 100 million kWh, further supporting Taiwan’s renewable energy development and environmentally friendly low-carbon measures.

This purchase accounts for 20% of the green power made available for purchase by the Ministry of Economic Affairs Bureau of Energy in 2016. As the power generation process for the electricity available under this program causes virtually no carbon emissions, the purchase of 200 million kWh in green power will reduce carbon emissions by more than 100 million kilograms, equivalent to the carbon absorbed by 10 million trees in one year, says TSMC Spokesperson and Senior Vice President Lora Ho. 

Lisa Jackson, Apple vice president of environment, policy, and social initiatives, commented in a Twitter post about TSMC...

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07:54
You can now call me Mx. Mark

Tim Carmody, writing for Kottke.org:

“Mx.” (pronounced “mix” or “mux”) is a gender-neutral honorific. It’s used by people who don’t want to be identified by gender, whether their gender identity isn’t well-represented by the older forms, or they just don’t want to offer that information or assume it when addressing someone else. “Mx.” was added to Merriam Webster’s unabridged dictionary in April, has begun to be used on official forms in the UK (the Royal Bank of Scotland has been an early adopter), and appeared in two recent stories in the New York Times, once as a preferred honorific for a Barnard College student who doesn’t identify as male or female, and once in a story about “Mx.” itself.

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07:41
Video: See Apple Maps in iOS 10 in action, with...

Apple Maps is far more intelligent in iOS 10, recommending possible stops along your current route, allowing plug-ins from third-party applications, and even remembering where you parked your car when you're away from home. AppleInsider offers a closer look at how the update will change how you navigate.

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07:40
Sanford “Spam King” Wallace sentenced to 2-1/2 years

They’ve been after this guy for decades. Read his Wikipedia page to get a sense of how long this was in coming.

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07:30
Apple unbundles its native apps like Mail, Maps,...

Sarah Perez, writing for Tech Crunch:

Apple today has made a big change to its suite of native applications for iOS devices, like Mail, Stocks, Compass, Calculator, Watch, Weather and others: it’s now making these available as standalone downloads in the iTunes App Store. What that means for end users of iOS devices is that the majority of the stock apps that come pre-installed can be removed. This puts users in more control of their devices.

Yes: you can now remove the Stocks app from your iPhone, among others.

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06:57
USAT: consumers respond to Apple Pay messaging with...

USA Technologies, Inc. (USAT), a payment technology provider of cashless and mobile transactions in self-serve retail, has announced the results of a study testing whether targeted point-of-sale advertising of Apple Pay acceptance would increase usage of mobile payments by consumers. 

According to early results, USAT believes that smartphone users shown digital advertising at point-of-sale through the ePort Interactive platform are more apt to pull out their iPhone to make a purchase, and even spend more during the transaction. Initial findings show targeted, digital advertising on USAT’s ePort Interactive highlighting Apple Pay availability at point- of-sale resulted in a:

  • 26% increase in overall...
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06:48
IDC: wearables shipments to reach 213.6 million...

More good news for the Apple Watch: Worldwide shipments of wearable devices are expected to reach 101.9 million units by the end of 2016, representing 29.0% growth over 2015. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, the market for wearable devices will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.3%, culminating in 213.6 million units shipped in 2020.

Popularized by devices like the Apple Watch, Moto 360, and others, the smartwatch category is expected to increase from 41.0% of total wearables shipments in 2016 to 52.1% in 2020. However, not all watches are the same, according to IDC.

While smartwatches are in the spotlight today, future growth will come from basic watches that provide some sort of fitness/sleep tracking while not being sophisticated enough to run...

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06:35
iOS 10 beta offers 'dark mode' for...

The iOS 10 version of Messages appears to contain a hidden "dark mode" option, potentially backing up hints that such a feature will go system-wide, or at least come to other iOS apps beyond ones like iBooks.

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06:01
Screengrabs emerge appearing to show very early...

Developer Andrew Wilk tweeted screengrabs of what appears to be an early version of Dark Mode in the first iOS 10 beta, running in Xcode.

Mac Aficionados responded with their own screengrabs, saying that they’d found it in iBooks, Safari, Alarm and iTunes, though it’s unclear whether the iBooks example differs from the existing app-specific dark mode introduced in iOS 9 …

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06:01
External Link: What Is Differential Privacy?

Apple briefly announced “differential privacy” at this year’s WWDC keynote, but didn’t go into details as to exactly what that means. Cryptographer Matthew Green isn’t sure what Apple means either, but he is familiar with the concept of differential privacy, and in a blog post, explains the basics and how Apple could be implementing it.

To make features like Spotlight and QuickType more useful to you, Apple needs additional data from your iPhone usage, but it doesn’t want to violate your privacy. Unfortunately, even if Apple collects data anonymously, it could still be analyzed later to identify you. In effect, differential privacy injects a certain amount of phony data into the system, sacrificing a bit of accuracy for more privacy. We’re curious to learn more about how this works, too, and how effective it actually is.

 

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: The Mega Macbook Giveaway

It’s time for The Mega MacBook Giveaway! One lucky winner will receive a new 12” MacBook with a 256GB flash drive, 1.1 GHz dual-core Intel Core m3 Skylake CPU, 8GB memory and an Intel HD Graphics 515 graphics card, in their choice of gold, silver, or space grey. Simply visit the link below, enter your e-mail address and click the “Enter Now” button. The giveaway closes on July 29, 2016 at 11:59 PM CDT. Good luck! Enter The Mega MacBook…

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05:51
External Link: Apple Announces 2016 Apple Design...

Apple has annnounced the winners of Apple Design Awards for 2016, recognizing 10 apps, plus 2 student projects. The winners are the education app Complete Anatomy, a to-do list app aimed at help users develop good habits called Streaks, a fitness training app called Zova that also works on the Apple TV, the video collaboration platform Frame.io, the multi-platform text editor Ulysses, an iOS and Apple TV running game called Chameleon Run, the puzzle game Lara Croft GO, an interesting take on pinball called INKS, Auxy Music Creation, and a DJ app called djay Pro that won an award back in 2011 as well. The two student apps were both games, the puzzle-based Linum, and Dividr, a 2D arcade game written entirely in Swift. Congratulations to all the winners!

 

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03:22
Apple's dual-layer LCD technology promises high...

Apple in a patent application published on Thursday details a method of reducing image artifacts in high dynamic range (HDR) dual-layer LCDs, technology that could theoretically boost a typical display's contrast ratio to 1,000,000 to 1.

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