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Thursday April 10

08:41
The $53,000 text

This guy is an asshole.

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08:38
PCalc 4

A brand-new version of the powerful calculator brings over features from iOS, as well as the capability to sync to its iOS counterpart through iCloud. ($9.99 new, free update)

 

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08:35
Nike+ Fuel Lab opens to expand fitness tracking...





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08:33
Facebook private message data scraping suit begins...

An Ontario, Canada class action suit alleges that Facebook has been scanning user's private messages without permission from users. Allegedly, the social network was using the data to grow advertising revenue, and was stopped in 2012 when an investigation found that the practice was widespread....



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08:30
The Week in iOS Apps: On a Carousel

On a Carousel

This week’s roundup of iOS apps features two new apps for editing and sharing your photos. There are also updates to some of our favorite productivity apps and a chance to live in M.C. Escher's universe.

Adobe Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom has arrived on the iPad, bringing high-level photo editing to the tablet. It can also sync pics to your desktop computer, as well as vice versa. Pro-level tools come with a pro-level cost, however: The app itself is free, but to use it (after a free 30-day trial, anyway) you’ll need to have a subscription to Adobe’s Creative Cloud service, which typically costs $50 per month.

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08:30
No, Spotify isn't trying to screw over iPhone...

As a Spotify user, I was pleased to see the iOS version of the streaming music app get a much needed facelift last week. The new design is slick and much easier to use than the previous version, and I've had no issues with playing my music as usual,...

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08:22
FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Pro Advanced 13.0.2

Maintenance release brings a number of tweaks and bug fixes. ($299 new, free update, 571.1 MB)

 

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08:15
Google Fiber's Austin rollout delayed, company...

Google Fiber's deployment in Austin, Texas has been delayed several months, Google tells local NBC affiliate KXAN. Signups for Austin residents will only open this summer, while the service itself is due to go live "later this year." When Google announced that Fiber was coming to Austin a year ago, it said it had hoped to connect people by mid-2014, after signups in January....



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08:12
Take our mobile survey and you might win an iPad mini

Macworld's parent company, IDG, is once again conducting its annual Global Mobile Survey, which quizzes you on your mobile-device habits and media consumption so we can learn more about how people are using their smartphones and tablets today. Readers who participate will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win an iPad mini.

This year we're interested in learning more about how you use your mobile device to view and share technology-related content and information. Your feedback will help us to more closely align our mobile services with your needs, so give us a hand by taking the survey!

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08:09
BBEdit 10.5.10 and TextWrangler 4.5.8

Both text editors squash a variety of bugs. ($49.99/free new, free updates, 13/9.4 MB)

 

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08:05
T-Mobile offering LTE iPads at WiFi-only prices,...

A day after it announced cheaper plans with voice and data, T-Mobile is sharing more interesting news of upcoming promotions. Starting April 12th, T-Mobile will begin offering iPads and other tablets with LTE at the price normally offered by WiFi-only tablets. For instance, an iPad Air with only WiFi normally runs $499, while an iPad with WiFi and LTE for connecting to the Internet from anywhere normally runs $629. T-Mobile’s promotion will offer new iPads with LTE for the cost of a WiFi-only model for a limited time (saving you $130 in the iPad’s case).

T-Mobile is also offering customers a free 1GB of data use for the rest of the year. The carrier announced last fall that it already...

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08:00
Tips to manage your passwords and protect yourself...

Heartbleed is a term given to an OpenSSL exploit that allows hackers to intercept data that you send over channels that are supposed to be encrypted. Anything you send while browsing an encrypted site with this flaw could be collected by malicious...

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07:51
Apps: Delivery Status, BBEdit, TextWrangler
07:49
Slash finishes recording third solo album

Slash’s solo albums have been great. I can’t wait to hear the new release.

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07:40
Apple unlikely to utilize custom iPhone baseband...

If Apple does bring baseband processor design and production in-house as recent moves have indicated, one analyst believes that the chips are unlikely to debut in new iPhone models before 2015, thanks to the "notoriously difficult" nature of their development.



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07:22
Survey claims 40 percent of near-term upgraders set...

About 40 percent of people planning to buy a smartphone in the next three months would be predisposed to buying an next-generation iPhone, according to a March ChangeWave survey. The group polled 4,109 people, and found that 26 percent said they were "somewhat likely" to buy an updated iPhone, while 14 percent were "very likely." ChangeWave says this is the highest demand for an unannounced iPhone it has ever seen....



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07:15
Next-gen faster Haswells chips out as soon as next...

Intel’s next generation of its Haswell CPUs could be out as soon as next month, according to sources cited by TechPowerUp (via TonyMacx86).

According to sources in the IT retail, Intel could launch these new chips, led by the Core i7-4790K, on May 10th in most markets [...]

 Intel Core “Haswell” Refresh processors offer marginally better performance over current Core “Haswell” chips, at existing price points (i.e., they will displace existing chips from their current price-points).The 9-series chipset offers features such as M.2 SSD support, making you ready for a tidal wave of 1000 MB/s SSDs that will launch around Computex.

Apple now...

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07:06
Analyst: iWatch Sensor to Protect You from Sunburn

Wearing a watch protects your wrist from sunburn, but if Barclay's analyst Blayne Curtis is right, Apple's iWatch will be able to protect your entire body. It doesn't cover your body or coat you in sunscreen; instead, he thinks the iWatch will include a UV sensor that can help monitor your sun exposure to avoid sunburns.

The Mac Observer Spin: At this point it's starting to sound like Apple is designing a wrist top tricorder and not just a smartwatch. Maybe it'll be able to scan for alien life forms, too.


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07:02
Car-Tippers Rage Against the Machine


While Smart cars may be good for the environment and financially beneficial to owners, more so than other vehicles, those benefits are wiped out when a gang of vandals tips one over. A group of as many as eight people dressed in black tipped over four of the cars in a San Francisco residential area this week. One of the cars was upended onto its rear, with the lights pointing at the sky, one was on its roof, and the others were on their sides. The tippings took place within a one- to two-square mile area in the city.

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07:00
Rumor Roundup: Pod people

Here we go again: Report claims Apple is testing a 65-inch iTV (BGR)

From the article: "If rumors and reports from Apple analysts are to be believed" - I'll stop you right there at the first sentence, BGR. They're not. They most certainly are not to...

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06:49
New iPads to have Touch ID, A8?

A new research note claims the new iPad Air and Retina iPad mini to be released this year will both come with Touch ID, and an A8 processor. The note comes from KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a mixed track record on new Apple products. Though the idea that…

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06:49
Linksys ships WRT54G-inspired WRT1900AC 802.11ac...

Linksys today announced that it has started shipping the new WRT1900AC. The design of the new Linksys WRT1900AC Dual Band Wi-Fi Router is inspired by the decade-old WRT54G. The new WRT has been equipped with a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, 128MB Flash memory, plus eSATA and USB ports for storage and other peripheral connections....



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06:40
AmpliTube adds Engl amps

I really like the tone of Engl amps. I’ll be getting these amp and cabinet models.

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06:33
Opinion: Could even Apple sell a smartwatch for “...

Smartwatch concept: Gábor Balogh

One line jumped out at me immediately from KGI Research analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s research note on his predictions for Q3:

The most expensive model of the iWatch line will carry a price tag of several thousand US dollars.

No research analyst has a perfect track record, but Ming-Chi Kuo is more reliable than most, so it’s a far more interesting claim than if it had come from some random source. The question that springs immediately to mind is: could even Apple succeed in selling a smartwatch for “thousands of dollars” … ? 

Nobody expects the ...

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06:00
Greg Christie retiring from Apple

After 18 years with Apple, Human Interface chief Greg Christie is leaving the company at the end of the year. Christie was instrumental in the development of the first iPhoneOS. There were recent suggestions that the retirement announcement was promoted by difficulties regarding working with Senior VP of Design, Jony Ive. Apple has denied any problems in their official announcements, and have stated that Christie has been planning his retirement from Apple for some time, and that he will be staying on until the end of the year while some restructuring of Apple’s Human Interface Group takes place.

On his blog, John Gruber weighs in;

“The basic gist I’ve heard is that Christie is a guy who’s been in a high-pressure, high-profile job for 18 years, most of it...

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06:00
Daily App: 15 Coins challenges you to collect coins...

Thanks in part to the success of Flappy Bird, minimal arcade games with high difficulty are all the rage right now. One new addition to this category of games is 15 Coins from Engaging Games.

You guide a ship in space, collecting coins and avoiding...

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05:52
Apple Source Say No Drama in Christie Departure

When word surfaced on Wednesday that Apple Human Interface Vice President Greg Christie was leaving the company, it came with speculation that his departure was driven by friction with Jony Ive. Now sources are saying that's not the case, and instead Mr. Christie's retirement has been well planned for some time.

The Mac Observer Spin: The fact that Mr. Christie isn't leaving immediately helps back up the notion that friction with Jony Ive wasn't behind his retirement. Sources say he'll be around for at least a little while working on special projects, so maybe there isn't as much internal drama here as was originally suspected.


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05:31
Consumer interest in Apple's 'iPhone 6...

With leaks and alleged information about Apple's next-generation iPhone picking up steam, a new report shows that consumer interest for the so-called "iPhone 6" expected to debut later this year is already at record levels.



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05:30
Could the Facebook app be killing your battery?

We recently did a piece on iPhone battery saving tips, but it looks like we need to add another one to the list. Evidence has been found that Facebook’s iOS app may be a suspect in shortening battery life. The web site overthought.com, run by Scotty Loveless, has its own battery saving tips which adds Facebook’s app as a culprit. Being an ex-Apple Genius gave Scotty some extra insight into his own iPhone’s battery drain. Fueled by evidence collected over the years in the support field, and recent finger-pointing to the iOS 7.1 update as the cause for many users’ battery woes, he set out to pinpoint the...

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04:56
Banning “feigned surprise”

I just loved this essay about banning “feigned surprise”, a pretty common response in the programming universe.

“Feigned surprise” (when someone gasps and says something like: “you don’t even know about monads?”) is a method of belittling someone and lording your superiority over them.

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04:43
Test your favorite sites to see if they are...

Follow the link to the site, then type in your favorite URL. The site will attempt to send the malformed Heartbeat request to your URL and report on what comes back.

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04:25
More North American consumers than ever planning to...

A large-scale survey from 451 Research that tracks North American consumer purchase intentions shows that the percentage of those likely to buy the iPhone 6 is markedly higher than was the case for both the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s. In all three cases, the survey tracked intentions prior to any official announcement by Apple, providing a like-for-like comparison.

A total of 40 percent of the 4,109 consumers question said that they were likely to buy the iPhone 6, compared to 33 percent for the iPhone 5 and 26 percent for the iPhone 5s … 

“This is the highest level of demand for an unannounced Apple model in a ChangeWave survey –...

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04:16
External Link: Free Office for iPad Webinar on 11...

Alicia Katz Pollock, who has written several articles for TidBITS, is doing a three-day free webinar from April 9th through 11th on Microsoft Office for the Mac, and you can tune into that now between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM Pacific. But if you’re just getting started with Office for iPad, clear time on your calendar for 2:30 to 4:00 PM Pacific on Friday, 11 April 2014, when Alicia will be demonstrating Microsoft’s new iPad apps. The webinar is free to watch live (click Watch for Free at the very top of the page, or sign up with CreativeLive), and it’s $79 if you want to watch any time later.

 

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03:57
Macs fall to 4th best-selling computer in USA (IDC...

PC shipment estimates for the first quarter of 2014 are out from both IDC and Gartner, and as usual the two companies disagree. IDC shows Apple falling to 4th place in the U.S., behind Lenovo, while Gartner has the company remaining in 3rd place just ahead of Lenovo.

Both agree, however, that Apple’s U.S. market share has fallen somewhat year-on-year, IDC showing a drop from 11 to 10.3 percent, while Gartner’s numbers show a decline from 11.5 to 10.8 percent. The differences are relatively small, however, with both sets of numbers show that around 1.5 million Macs were sold in the first quarter of the year.

Apple’s share of the global PC market has mostly climbed year-on-year over the past decade.

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03:51
Nikon 1 J4 introduced with 18.4-megapixel sensor,...

Nikon has unveiled a new addition to its J-range of Nikon 1 cameras. The J4 follows on from last year's J3 mirrorless camera in terms of size, though its styling has been modified for a slightly squarer appearance, with the 14.2-megapixel sensor switched for an 18.4-megapixel AF CMOS sensor with no low-pass filter and the Expeed 4A image processing engine....



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03:45
How Samsung & Google teamed up to steal Apple...

Apple's critics contend that it either doesn't have innovative inventions worthy of patents, or has grossly overestimated the commercial value of its patents. Apple Data Detectors is one example that proves both ideas are wrong.



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Wednesday April 9

23:20
ACM 249: King Jony and the TV Settop Box Wars

Apple's Sir Jony Ive is the one guy in charge of all of the company's software design now that Greg Christie is out, there's finally a rumor about the iWatch that both Jeff and Bryan think is right, and the set top box war is heating up with Apple, Amazon, Roku, and now Google getting in on the game. All that, and Bryan has a special offer for bitcoin fans.


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22:36
Apple confirms iOS leader Christie leaving, but...

Earlier reports that senior iOS engineer and leader of Apple's Human Interface Group Greg Christie was leaving the company over tension with software and hardware design chief Sir Jonathan Ive appear to have been half-correct. Multiple sources have come forward to note that Christie is retiring, but had announced the move weeks ago internally....



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22:30
Facebook to force mobile users to Messenger app and...

News from Wednesday afternoon includes:

Facebook has announced via emailed notifications in Europe that it will soon drop messaging in its main app. Users must download the separate Facebook Messenger app to keep the conversations going on iOS and...

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21:08
Apple confirms retirement of Greg Christie as...

In a statements furnished to multiple news outlets on Wednesday, Apple confirmed that Human Interface director Greg Christie will be leaving the company in a planned exit later this year, while additional reporting has disputed claims that his departure was a result of a spat with design chief Jony Ive.



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20:31
Briefly: New Bluetooth receiver, MediaFire desktop...

Kinivo has announced the launch of its new Bluetooth receiver and wireless low-profile headset, the BTE40. Its audio receiver features multi-point Bluetooth support, allowing for simultaneous connection to up to two devices for wireless streaming, even while switching between sources. Its headphones, which connect to the BTE40's receiver, doubles as a remote control for mobile devices....



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19:25
SDF Cofounder Chris Davis: Bad Guys Will Need a New...


In the war against malware, a new strategy is taking shape. The good guys are preparing to demolish the bad guys' most effective weapons: rogue websites. The Secure Domain Foundation will tackle the identification and prevention of Internet cybercrime through a series of steps designed to interfere with the way cybergangs operate online. Making its debut last month at ICANN 49 in Singapore, SDF is a coalition of experts and companies in the cybersecurity, Internet and domain name infrastructure industries. SDF is the brainchild of security researcher Chris Davis and Internet security guru Norm Ritchie.

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19:12
Sixth OS X 10.9.3 beta issued to developers

On Wednesday, Apple issued its sixth beta of the forthcoming maintenance release, 10.9.3. As with last week, developers are asked to focus on graphics drivers, audio, Mail, Safari and the newly-restored local syncing of contacts and calendar data over USB through iTunes. In earlier versions of iTunes 11, syncing was exclusively handled by iCloud. The new build, 13D38, is only five revisions higher than the previous release, suggesting that a public debut is likely to happen relatively soon....



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18:35
Founding iOS designer to retire following alleged...

The nondescript meeting room in which Steve Jobs, Greg Christie, and others discussed the first iPhone prototypes.

Apple via the WSJ

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple's Greg Christie, head of the iOS human interface team and one of the earliest employees to work on the original iPhone, will be retiring from the company after 18 years. Christie's former team, which currently reports to software engineering SVP Craig Federighi, will begin reporting to design chief Jony Ive instead. Christie originally joined Apple in 1996 to work on the ...

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18:20
3D newspaper ad

I never thought I’d say this about an ad in the newspaper, but this is cool.

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18:10
Facebook to remove Messenger from main app to reduce...

Facebook on Wednesday started sending out notifications to users in Europe regarding the imminent removal of Messenger from the service's flagship iOS and Android apps, a move that will ultimately force users who chat to download the standalone version.



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17:52
Report: Apple set to add four new ad agencies...

According to venerable industry trade magazine Ad Age, Apple is again expanding and diversifying its advertising firms and staff. The iPhone maker is said to be adding as many as four digital-advertising agencies to its roster, presumably in an effort to beef up its mobile and online advertising efforts. Apple will continue its longstanding relationship with TBWA/Media Arts Lab as its main partner, despite some now well-publicized spats in late 2012 and early 2013....



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17:28
New Apple TV box with motion controls to play '...

Apple apparently has big plans for the Apple TV set-top box in 2014, with an entirely new model that will reportedly feature motion controls for easier user input. But customers holding out hope for a full-fledged television set from Apple are likely to be disappointed.



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17:09
Apple's 2014 iPads to sport Touch ID & TSMC...

Apple will reportedly introduce new iPad Airs and Retina iPad minis later this year that will feature the company's latest A8 mobile processor and new Touch ID sensor. Meanwhile, prices of older iPads are expected to inch downward while an effort to deliver a larger 12.9-inch entertainment tablet shapes up to drive growth next year.



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16:53
Apple reportedly plans high-res 5.5" iPhone 6,...

Apple will release two new iPhones this year, with an all-new redesigned 4.7-inch model and high-resolution "phablet" type 5.5-inch version poised to take the high-end smartphone world by storm this fall.



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16:46
Apple 'likely' to launch low-cost iMac...

Apple is reportedly gearing up to launch a new low-cost iMac as soon as this quarter, while a completely redesigned thinner and lighter 12-inch MacBook Air with Retina display is expected to launch before the end of the year.



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16:09
Apple to sell two sizes of iWatch with flexible...

With Apple expected to be fielding a smartwatch later this year, one analyst reveals new details about the long-awaited device, including biometrics, flexible AMOLED display with sapphire cover lens and NFC, among other features.



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16:05
IDC, Gartner: Mac and PC sales down in Q12014

Compounding the usual decline in Mac and Windows PC sales following the holiday quarter, analysts IDC and Gartner say that the continuing worldwide drop in PC sales is affecting the entire industry, Apple included. While the Mac actually managed a 30 percent year-over-year increase in the last quarter of 2013, predictions for its first calendar quarter show a drop varying from 3.8 percent (Gartner) to seven percent (IDC). The overall PC market in the US is continuing to suffer from anemic or flat growth....



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16:05
Apple confirms: Longtime iPhone software engineer...

Originally reported by 9to5Mac, Apple today confirmed that longtime software engineer Greg Christie will be leaving the company. At Apple, Christie served as the Director of Human Interface.

In a statement provided to Tim Bradshaw of the Financial...

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16:04
Apple reportedly planning massive Q3 rollout for...

 

KGI Research analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a timeline indicating that Apple is planning a massive rollout for multiple new products in Q3 2014. According to the Kuo, the only thing we can expect to see in the first half of the year is a small iMac update. Starting at the end of the third quarter and continuing into the beginning of the fourth, however, Apple will update most of its product lineup: iPad Air and mini, the Apple TV, and the MacBook family.

Two new products reportedly planned for this timeframe are the iWatch, which Kuo says will be...

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15:41
Shakeup Cements Jony Ive’s Control Over Apple’s...

Apple CEO Tim Cook has reportedly initiated another management shakeup at Apple in a change that will soon leave Sir Jony Ive firmly in charge of Apple's software design. Apple Human Interface Vice President Greg Christie is reportedly departing the company, and Sir Jony will completely subsume control over Apple's software design group.


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15:40
Apple searching for new ad agencies following court...

Ad Age reports that Apple is planning to hire as many as four new digital ad agencies. Evidence presented in the latest Samsung-Apple lawsuit earlier this week revealed that Phil Schiller, the Cupertino company’s SVP of marketing, was shaken up by Samsung’s recent ad campaign and furious with Media Arts Lab, Apple’s current advertising company...

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15:36
Apple to roll out glut of new products in Q3...

Apple is expected to start rolling out new products starting in the second quarter, says one informed analyst, including the much rumored iWatch, redesigned "iPhone 6," a 12-inch MacBook Air and a low-cost iMac.



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15:34
Apple confirms VP Greg Christie’s retirement

“Greg has been planning to retire later this year after nearly 20 years at Apple,” said a company spokesman. “He has made vital contributions to Apple products across the board, and built a world-class human interface team which has worked closely with Jony for many years.”

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15:30
The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for April 9, 2014

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world.

You can listen to today's...

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15:15
Apple issues sixth OS X 10.9.3 Mavericks seed to...

Apple on Wednesday released to developers the latest version of its upcoming OS X maintenance update, asking beta testers to concentrate on graphics drivers, audio, Safari and iTunes contacts and calendar syncing over USB.



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15:03
Apple seeds OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 build 13D38 to...

Approximately one week following the previous seed, Apple has provided developers with OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 build 13D38 to developers. The new version of OS X, which is yet to have an announced release date, will bring improved support for 4K monitors and syncing through iTunes. Thanks, D!

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15:00
Dropbox launches Carousel and expands Dropbox for...

Dropbox wants to be the go-to source for sharing videos and photos online, and their new app seeks to make that familiar task even easier. Today the company launched Carousel, a fast new photo and video sharing app that allows users to quickly sort...

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14:54
Apple considers 'dramatic' revamping of...

Apple is considering a major overhaul of the iTunes Music Store in light of iTunes Radio failing to slow the decline of music downloads, say anonymous executives allegedly familiar with the company's plans. One of the key features of iTunes Radio, from Apple's perspective, is the ease with which it lets people by music from the iTunes Store. Only about 1 to 2 percent of people are actually tapping the Buy button though, and overall music downloads have declined by more than 15 percent....



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14:30
WWSJD?

WWSJD? He probably would have parked in a handicapped spot. Spotted at Apple HQ.

[Photo credit: Greg Dunlap]...

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14:29
Sponsor: The Omni Group

This week it is my absolute pleasure to welcome The Omni Group as our sponsor. And not only is The Omni Group this week's sponsor here, they were also instrumental in helping to make Cirque du Mac 2014 happen. They deserve (and got!) a big round of applause just for that. But that's not all. The Omni Group has been making fantastic apps for decades, and their iOS and Mac apps are all best-in-class.


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14:15
OpenTV and Nagravision file patent lawsuit against...


Photo: mashable.com

Suing Apple seems to be the thing to do these days. While the company is locked into a furious, seemingly-unending battle with Samsung, another suit has been announced today by two Swiss sister companies called OpenTV and Nagravision.

According to a press release by the The Kudelski Group, the parent company of the two filing suit, OpenTV focuses on software that includes “advanced program guides, video-on-demand, personal video recording, interactive and addressable advertising and a variety of enhanced television applications,” while Nagravision “provides security and multiscreen user experience solutions for the monetization of digital media.”

While the five patents...

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14:13
Apple VP out after friction with Jony Ive

The design shakeup at Apple will result in Christie soon leaving the company, with all software designers now working directly under Ive with the rest of his industrial design team instead of within Federighi’s engineering group. Sources say that Christie’s upcoming departure is significant and stems from a falling out with Ive.

Greg Christie is an important figure at Apple and will certainly be a loss for the company, but it makes a lot of sense for all design teams to report to Jony Ive. The news would be much worse if it was Ive leaving.

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14:12
Slow writes to Xsan over AFP/SMB/NFs

Forums: Resharing

Hi

I have an odd situation and am hoping someone has come across this issue and can provide some help.

I have the following:

machine 1 = machine connected to FC sharing xsan volume video over AFP and SMB
machine 2 = machine mounting the AFP or SMB share from machine 1
test file = 120GB which is a .mxf file

scenario 1
If i setup the local drives of machine 1 as AFP shares and mount the share on machine 2 i can copy the test file from machine 1 (local HDD) to machine 2 (local HDD) within 10 minutes

scenario 2
If i mount the AFP share of ol01 on machine 2 and copy the test file from machine 1 (video) to machine 2 (local HDD) it copies within 10 minutes

scenario 3
If i setup the local drives of machine 1 as AFP shares and mount the share on machine 2 i can copy the test file from machine 2 (...

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14:09
What the Heartbleed bug really means to Mac and iOS...
14:04
Core iOS creator said to be leaving Apple after row...

Apple's Human Interface VP, Greg Christie, will soon leave the company following a conflict with design lead Jonathan Ive, sources say. Ive assumed control of both hardware and software interface design after iOS head Scott Forstall was forced out. Until this week, however, Christie was more directly responsible for Apple software design, and is credited not only with helping to invent the iOS interface -- including patented concepts like slide-to-unlock -- but influencing the direction of app design via his WWDC presentations....



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14:00
Micro Brings 3D Printing to the Mainstream


The Micro is the latest consumer-targeted 3D printer to generate buzz after flying past its $50,000 Kickstarter goal this week. It took only 11 minutes for the printer to reach its goal. As of mid-day Wednesday, the Micro had brought in more than $1.8 million from more than 6,400 backers. The Micro is the world's "first truly consumer 3D printer," its makers claim, in part because of its affordable price. Two hundred fifty Kickstarter backers were able to claim the Micro for $199, and another 500 pledged $249 or more to get their hands on one.

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13:59
Facebook killing off in-app messaging

Soon, you will have to download Facebook’s messaging app in order to chat with people using the service.

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13:55
TUAW TV Live: Spring Fever episode

Ahhh, spring is in the air. The birds are singing, the trees are budding, and a young man's fancy turns to thoughts of WWDC announcements. Well, it's probably a bit premature to start thinking about what might (or might not) be announced at this...

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13:43
Apple’s “Spaceship” Campus nearing construction...

As recent photos have shown, Apple may be close to breaking ground to begin construction of its new campus, slated to be finished sometime in 2o16. Apple Toolbox has been keeping an eye on site developments and has just released another batch of photos showing the current status of the new campus’ home. Photos taken nearly a month ago had shown that several building were still standing on the site. Now it appears that the area has finally been cleared and that it appears a number of heavy construction vehicles have arrived and are further preparing the area.

The site of Apple’s futuristic new space is being built...

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13:43
Mac sales slump in Q1 as PC market faces 8th...

Apple's share of the U.S. computer hardware market slipped during the first quarter of 2014, with both IDC and Gartner seeing a year-over-year decline in worldwide PC shipments as consumers trend toward mobile.



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13:39
US DoJ, SEC pens $108M settlement with HP over...

HP will dole out $108 million to settle claims by the US Department of Justice, and the Securities and Exchange Commission, alleging bribery and other crimes. The complaints centered around the company's business practices in Poland, Russia, and Mexico alleging that HP paid out over $500,000 in exchange for assistance winning contracts to supply governments with computer hardware and services....



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13:20
Facebook to pull messaging from main app

Facebook will soon be taking the messaging function out of its main mobile app, The Verge reports. The separate Facebook Messenger app will be required to chat; users who click the messages button in Facebook will be transferred to the Messenger app. Facebook is already notifying users in some…

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13:16
Briefly: Deframe video tool, Hyperbolic's Quick...

Einstein's legacy has announced the release of its updated video tool software, Deframe. Allowing users the ability to extract high-quality still images and video clips from their footage, Deframe v 1.5.1 includes a redesigned user interface, new slide show creation and the ability to share images via e-mail or social media platforms. Deframe operations have been consolidated into a singe window, providing a simplified interface for manipulating movies and extractions. Its slide show feature displays in a full screen mode, and can be navigated manually, or as a timed slide show. Available for...



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13:10
Minimal Sudoku

Minimal Sudoku is an easy to use, clutter-free classic sudoku game which is designed for iOS 7. It’s ad-free and offers different levels for everybody from casual gamers to addicted masters of sudoku.

I like minimal things. You can also purchase higher levels if you wish through an in-app purchase.

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13:10
MyTask: an iPhone 5/5s Case with Toolkit Trays

MyTask, launched on Kickstarter, is an iPhone 5/5s case that includes options for three different slide out trays: urban, bike and stash. The urban version, weighing just 65 grams, includes, for example, a pen, a touchscreen stylus, an 8 GB USB drive, a Phillips screwdriver, a Flathead screwdriver, a mirror and scissors to name a few. The bike version, weighing just 80 grams, includes box wrenches Allen wrenches, a pedal and axle wrench, three tube patches and more. A third option has a 3.5 mm deep accessory tray that allows you to stash your own stuff. The case adds only 6 mm to the iPhone's thickness.

Plus, all the items are TSA approved, so you can take this case on a flight. At the US$50 support level, backers get a choice of case color, red or black, and tray type. Time is running out for this fabulous Kickstarter project.

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13:09
MLB brings RBI Baseball back with iOS app, Cyber...

iPhone and iPad owners have new options for fun and communication after Major League Baseball released R.B.I. Baseball for Apple's mobile devices and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban brought his Snapchat-like test messaging service out of beta.



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13:08
Aviary upgrades iOS SDK with new UI features, new...

Aviary has launched a major update to its Photo Editor SDK for iOS, used by a number of photography-related apps. The SDK includes a new UI scheme, aligned with changes made in iOS 7. Developers can choose to customize the editor to suit their particular apps. Aviary has also improved the code's efficiency, for instance by shrinking the SDK, and boosting performance in finished apps through changes like 64-bit support....



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13:06
An iWatch as soon as this summer?

The latest rumors on Apple’s supposed entry into the wearables market suggests that the device may hits the shelves as early as this summer, sometime after WWDC. The report comes from the Economic Daily News out of China and is claiming that Taiwan’s Quanta Computer will be the exclusive manufacturer of the iWatch, initially producing sixty-five million of the devices. Apple is thought to be producing a chip specifically for the iWatch based on the same architecture as the A7 which currently runs the iPhone 5S, and will be produced by Samsung. As Cult of Mac points out, regardless of the heated battles between the two companies, Samsung is still the only place to go for high-output...

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13:00
Apple reportedly considering “dramatic overhaul” of...

Billboard has a report out today claiming Apple is considering “the most dramatic overhaul of its iTunes music store in more than a decade” due to lack of traction with its new iTunes Radio service launched in September of last year.

According to the report, which cites executives close to the project at Apple, some of things Apple is considering include new types of on-demand streaming services and “negotiating download sales windows that favor Apple.” It also mentioned the possibility of an iTunes store for Android devices, something the publication has reported previously. 

What direction Apple will take iTunes, however, is still reportedly up for...

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13:00
Dropbox bringing Mailbox email client to the Mac

Amid a slew of announcements today, Dropbox dropped one that’ll be of particular interest to Mac users: Mailbox, the acclaimed email client for iOS, is coming to the Mac. Mailbox for OS X is in public beta now; you can sign up at the Mailbox website.

The public beta isn’t surprising: It’s reminiscent of the way the developer originally rolled out the iOS version in early 2013. Then, you'd download the app, but you had to get on a waiting list to actually use it. (That waiting list went away a couple of months later.)

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13:00
Firefox OS is starting to look very, very familiar

I don't use the term "ripoff" lightly -- it's a mean, scathing word that suggests a lack of creativity and imagination -- but I can't come up with another way to describe the upcoming 2.0 update of Firefox OS. To say that the OS, which Mozilla is...

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12:57
Google patches Mail, Search, others for Heartbleed...

In the wake of the disclosure of the OpenSSL "Heartbleed" bug, search engine Google has patched its systems to counter the day-zero flaw. While nothing that Google Chrome and ChromeOS aren't affected, the search engine behemoth has fixed any issues with Search, Gmail, YouTube, Wallet, Play, Apps, and App Engine....



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12:43
Rumor: Apple UI chief Greg Christie set to leave...

Longtime Apple human interface director Greg Christie, who has been with the iPhone maker since 1996, is said to be planning an exit after his relationship with recently-elevated senior vice president of design Jony Ive allegedly turned sour.



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12:39
Dropbox Announces Carousel, More Mailbox, New...

Dropbox has been busy today, announcing an upgrade to its Camera Upload service and new versions of Mailbox, one for Android (out today) and one for Mac OS (in beta).


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12:30
Aviary updates iOS app, gives developers new tools

Aviary (free with in-app purchases) has always been an excellent iOS photo editor. On top of that, the company provides an SDK (software development kit) that allows other camera app creators to include the Aviary processing engine in their software....

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12:26
Apple considering ‘dramatic overhaul’ of iTunes...

Apple is now considering “the most dramatic overhaul of its iTunes music store in more than a decade,” Billboard reports. The internal debate has been prompted by iTunes Radio’s inability to cease the decline of music downloads. Apparently, only 1-2 percent of iTunes Radio listeners are clicking the buy…

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12:17
Dropbox: Carousel, Mailbox for iOS and Mac

Big day for Dropbox. Mailbox for iOS and Mac:

Mailbox for Mac has been another labor of love for our team. It’s the product of painstaking iteration (over, and over, and over) to build the lightest, fastest, most delightful desktop mail client ever. You can watch a demo of the app during the Dropbox keynote (available on the Dropbox blog later today), and sign up to get early access here. We’ve still got quite a bit of work to do, but we’ll be adding people to the beta as quickly as we can.

Carousel:

We’d like you to meet Carousel: a gallery for all the photos and videos from your life. It combines the photos in your Dropbox with the photos on your phone, and automatically backs up new ones as you take them. Carousel sorts all...

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12:06
Apple considering 'dramatic' overhaul of...

Facing significant declines in digital music sales, Apple is reportedly plotting a potential overhaul of its iTunes Music Store, in addition to considering new revenue opportunities through on-demand streaming and even allegedly an iTunes for Android.



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12:00
Apple Human Interface VP Greg Christie leaving...

Apple Human Interface Vice President Greg Christie’s clashes with Senior Vice President of Industrial Design Jony Ive have led to Christie’s imminent departure from the company, 9to5Mac reports. Ive will take control of the company’s software design group. Christie is an original iPhone designer who has led software design…

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12:00
Answering Google's most asked questions about...

One of the first places people go with their questions is Google, and as always, Apple is a hot topic. Brace yourselves: It's time to answer Google's most popular questions about Apple and its various products.

Why is Apple called Apple?...

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11:44
Jony Ive shakes up Apple’s software design group,...

Following friction between top Apple Human Interface Vice President Greg Christie and Senior Vice President Jony Ive, Apple’s hardware and software design is being dramatically shaken up, according to sources familiar with the matter. After adding human interface design direction to his responsibilities in 2012, Ive will soon completely subsume Apple’s software design group, wresting control away from long-time human interface design chief Christie, according to sources briefed on the matter. Previous to this shakeup, all Apple software design has been led by Christie, who has reported to Craig Federighi, and Ive has been attending interface design meetings and providing instruction…

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11:38
Dropbox bringing Mailbox to the Mac, launches new...

Popular file synchronization service Dropbox unveiled two new updates for the Apple ecosystem Wednesday, announcing that it would bring its Mailbox e-mail app from iOS to the Mac and showing off a new multimedia gallery app dubbed Carousel.



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11:30
Daily Deals for April 9, 2014, featuring the StackUp...

It's time to save some of that hard-earned cash with our Daily Deals, featuring exclusive TUAW Deals, a handy list from Dealnews and our own handpicked iOS and OS X selections. Don't forget to check out our "Today in the App Store" post that singles...

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