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Thursday June 16

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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Filed under: Apple TV, HomeKit, iOS, iOS Devices Tagged: air treatment...

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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.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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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.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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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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Filed under: iOS Tagged: dark mode, iOS 10, iOS 10 Dark Mode, Xcode...

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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.

 

Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on...

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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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00:19
'Spam King' is sentenced to 2.5 years in...

Sanford Wallace, the self-proclaimed "Spam King" who was responsible for a ton of spam messages on Facebook a few years ago, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison. From 2008 to 2009, Wallace blasted people with a link to an external website...

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Wednesday June 15

22:09
NASA conducts largest fire experiment in space

As part of its efforts to ensure the safety of spacefarers, NASA set a 16x37-inch block of cotton-fiberglass material on fire aboard a spacecraft that's making its way back home. Since the largest material NASA ever burned in space before this was th...

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21:46
Apple to open first Macau Apple Store on June 25

Apple on Wednesday announced the first official Apple Store in the Macau Special Administrative Region of China will open on June 25, expanding the company's retail presence in Greater China to 41 stores.

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20:59
Winners of the Microduino mCookie giveaway announced...

AppleInsider would like to congratulate the winners of last week's giveaway, Jake B. and John L., who scored an mCookie Expert Kit and Advanced Kit respectively.

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20:16
Now advertisers can target users who tweet a certain...

As much as we debate new Twitter features that affect users, in its pursuit of revenue the company is constantly courting advertisers. Its latest gambit capitalizes on that oh-so-popular element of modern conversation and 2015 "word" on the year: the...

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19:09
Feature Request: Genius-like lyric annotation built-...

Earlier this week during its WWDC keynote, Apple added highly-requested support for lyrics to the Music app in iOS 10. While lyrics support wasn’t immediately live when the first beta was released on Monday, it has gradually been rolling out since then to various songs and artists.

While I welcome lyrics support with open arms, Apple’s implementation of it is very basic. To access lyrics, you simply swipe from the bottom of the Now Playing screen. Lyrics are presented in plain text and there’s no option to annotate them or easily share them. Personally, I think there are a fews ways in which Apple could have done a lot more to improve the lyrics experience.

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18:43
Apple's Trent Reznor says YouTube built on...

Rockstar-cum-Apple executive Trent Reznor spoke out against YouTube this week, calling the free streaming platform "disingenuous" and a problem for musicians looking to earn a living, a problem solved by Apple Music's subscription sales model.

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17:21
WWDC: Flash, older plug-ins to be turned off by...

In another sign that Flash is pretty much on its way out, Apple engineer Ricky Mondello announced that Safari 10, which will arrive in the upcoming macOS Sierra operating system, will arrive with legacy plug-ins like Flash turned off by default.

The Mac maker is planning similar measures with other plug-ins like Java, Silverlight and QuickTime. This move will force websites with both plug-in and HTML5-based media implementations to use their HTML5.

“On websites that offer both Flash and HTML5 implementations of content, Safari users will now always experience the modern HTML5 implementation, delivering improved performance and battery life,” he added.

For most websites that detect that Flash isn’t available, but don’t have an...

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15:26
AWT News Update: June 15, 2016

It's an off-the-cuff, unscripted AWT News Update today. We cover:

  • Apple's new ads touting the features of iOS 10 that will come out this fall
  • It's still difficult for people to get their hands on an iPhone SE
  • You'll soon be able to make web payments through Stripe and Shopify using Apple Pay

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14:51
How iOS security really works

Really interesting WWDC video from Apple’s Head of Security Engineering and Architecture, Ivan Kristic. Thanks to Brian Katz for the link.

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14:11
Notable apps and app updates for June 15, 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.

macOS Apps/Updates

Tropical Software has announced TopXNotes 1.8.2, an update to the personal information manager developed exclusively for macOS. 

 

With TopXNotes, you drag and drop to create notes from any other text application or drag to import text and/or RTF documents. Once the information is created, TopXNotes' category system can be used to create categories that meet your needs or file them in folder-like groups. Version 1.8.2 provides performance enhancements and bug fixes.

TopXNotes 1.8.2 is available for $39.95 from the Tropical Software website, the Mac App Store, Amazon, and other select Mac software resellers. It's a free...

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13:47
Netflix for iPad gets support for Picture-in-Picture...

No more complaining that Netflix is preventing you from being productive.

This week Netflix released support for Picture-in-Picture, a new multitasking feature for iPads running the latest version of iOS 9 that lets you minimize the screen so you can run other apps in the background. Picture-in-Picture was originally introduced with iOS 9 last year, but now you’ll need the latest iOS 9.3.2, as well as the Netflix iOS app version 8.7.0, in order to enable Picture-in-Picture.

The Netflix player does not have a button to activate Picture-in-Picture, but it will be enabled once you close the Netflix app. Additionally, 9to5Mac reported that this new multitasking feature does not work if you are running iOS 10 developer beta, which was just released on Monday at WWDC. Furthermore, iOS 9 Picture-in-Picture only works on compatible iPad models,...

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13:14
Netflix adds long-demanded Picture in Picture...

Streaming video service Netflix has updated its iOS app with one of the most requested features for the platform, Picture in Picture mode on the iPad.

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13:11
Hands-on: 75 new features in iOS 10 [Video]

On Monday Apple unveiled the highly-anticipated software update for the iPhone and iPad. As expected, it’s a huge release that brings a bevy of new and exciting features to the table.

In the following video walkthrough, we take a look at 75 of the features and changes found in iOS 10. Some of the features covered are obvious changes, and some are more surprising. more…

Filed under: iOS, iOS Devices Tagged: First Impressions, hands-on, iOS 10, iPad, iPhone, video...

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13:10
WWDC: Apple switching from HFS+ to Apple File System...

In the midst of new announcements and changes at WWDC, Apple took the wraps off its Apple File System during its Platform State of the Union event after the keynote speech. The change marks the replacement of the HFS+ file system, which has been used by Apple for more than 18 years.

According to a document on Apple’s Developer site, Apple File System improves on HFS+ while supporting “nearly all” of its features. But it’s optimized for flash and SSD storage, with modern touches like 64-bit support and strong encryption.

During the speech, Apple highlighted two big features of the Apple File System. The first is cloning. Given standard use by an operating system, duplicate files can still hog space and resources. Apple File System clones these files rather than...

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13:06
Apple wants Gatekeeper in macOS to guard the gate...

Apple will further lock down what apps can be run on Macs when it releases macOS Sierra this fall, reports Computerworld. The move is “likely a response” to revelations last year that Gatekeeper -could be easily bypassed by attackers to plant malware on machines.

Some apps downloaded and installed from the Internet could adversely affect your Mac. Gatekeeper is designed to help protect your Mac from such apps. Apple really wants you to download Mac apps from its Mac App Store.

For apps that are downloaded from places other than the Mac App Store, developers can get a unique Developer ID from Apple and use it to digitally sign their apps. The Developer ID allows Gatekeeper to block apps created by malware developers and verify that apps haven't been tampered with since they were signed. If an app was developed...

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12:55
Shipping delays continue to dog Apple's 4...

Two and a half months after the launch of the Apple iPhone SE, the company still hasn't caught up with demand -- a somewhat surprising issue for Chief Executive Tim Cook, whose noted strengths are in logistics and operations.

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12:41
iOS 10 warns users when opening legacy apps not...

More than a year after Apple mandated that all new apps must be 64-bit compatible, iOS 10 will begin warning users that non-compliant legacy apps may affect the stability of their iPhone or iPad.

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12:31
Russians Hack DNC Servers to Get Goods on Trump


Two groups of Russian hackers burrowed into the Democratic National Committee's servers and spent months stealing information on Donald Trump, the Republican Party's presumptive presidential nominee, according to Crowdstrike. The security firm identified "two sophisticated adversaries on the network," noted CTO Dmitri Alperovitch, dubbed "Cozy Bear" and "Fancy Bear." They are "some of the best adversaries [among the] groups we encounter on a daily basis," he said. "Their tradecraft is superb, operational security second to none."

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12:04
Hands-on: Apple brings HL7 CCD health records to...

Each since it was released, Apple has made noticeable strides to improve the built-in Health app. It launched on iOS 8 where we saw Apple promote HealthKit enabled apps, then with iOS 9 we saw the expansion to new health data points. iOS 10 takes Health a step further by now allowing users to store their health records directly in the app using the Health Level 7 Continuity of Care Document (HL7 CCD) standard. No longer having to track paperwork or use CDs, these health records will be tracked directly in-app with the ability to be imported from Mail, Safari, and other applications.

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11:58
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11:34
Article: Inside the betas: A sneak peek at what’s...

Earlier this week at its annual Worldwide Developer’s Conference, Apple unveiled a plethora of significant new updates to watchOS, tvOS, iOS and macOS, delivering new features across the board. In our latest multipart Inside the betas series, we’ll take a closer look at what’s changed in each of these updates, as of the first Developer Previews to hit the wires this Monday. While it wasn’t the most exciting of the batch, Apple’s…

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11:32
Hands-on: iOS 10 + watchOS 3 Home app for HomeKit on...

HomeKit, Apple’s smart home accessory framework, is gaining some much needed attention in iOS 10 and watchOS 3 thanks to a new built-in Home app for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Apple previously relied on third-party apps from accessory makers to control the HomeKit experience, using Siri as the only first-party controller, and various apps like the third-party Home app and Hesperus filled in the void.

Apple’s new Home app comes with a modern look, relatively easy-to-use controls, and access to accessories and scenes from anywhere on iOS 10. Check out our hands-on below to see Apple’s Home app for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch in action.

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11:31
iOS 10 update could make millions of iPads obsolete...

iOS 10 might just push you to snag an updated iPad to run it.

During Monday’s keynote, Apple announced that it would drop support for the iPad 2, the iPad 3 and the first-gem iPad mini.

Upon iOS 10’s release, up to 40 percent of all iPads could become obsolete according to mobile engagement form Localytics.

It’s possible that these numbers have changed a bit since March as Apple sells more iPads, but give that it now sells about 10 million a quarter, and cumulatively some 318 million iPads have been sold in total, whatever was sold since isn’t going to shift the needle by much.

As such, the question is whether iOS 10 will cause customers to upgrade their older iPads or lead to the iPad market’s decline in the tablet ecosystem.

Something to...

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10:59
Inside iOS 10: 3D Touch-enabled home screen widgets...

When 3D Touch launched alongside iOS 9 and the iPhone 6s, part of the promise was quick shortcuts to some of the most used functions in apps. With iOS 10, people may sometimes be able to skip opening apps entirely.

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10:43
Podcast 512: At WWDC 2016, it's all coming...

Well, another WWDC keynote is in the books, and boy are Susie’s thumbs tired. (Yeah, due to spotty Wi-Fi and a tethering fail, she wound up live-blogging about 45 minutes of the two-hour keynote from her iPhone, using the shockingly helpful QuickType keyboard.) This week Susie and Glenn are joined by Caitlin McGarry, Macworld’s East Coast staff writer who came to San Francisco for the week, because who can stay away from all this excitement?

And the keynote at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium certainly was exciting, with so many announcements, it was hard to digest them as they were happening. So on the podcast today, we discuss developers as the glue, the maturing of Apple’s newest platforms, Apple’s approach to AI, and some of the features we are most excited about. There will surely be more to unpack in the weeks ahead, and we’d love to hear your thoughts too.

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10:38
How-To: Close all Safari tabs at once in iOS 10 [...

It’s now possible to open an unlimited number of tabs in iOS 10’s Safari browser. With that in mind, it would be quite tedious to have to close each tab one-by-one, and fortunately Apple realizes this.

In iOS 10, users now have the option of closing all open Safari tabs in one fell swoop. To do so, simply tap and hold the tab button, and you’ll be prompted to close all open tabs at once. more…

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10:08
Inside watchOS 3: Apple Watch gets improved glance-...

In refining the Apple Watch experience with watchOS 3, Apple is focused on making information and functionality as quickly accessible as possible. It accomplishes that in a number of key ways, including a variety of new watch faces and complications.

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09:32
Deals: $50-$100 off 2016 12-inch MacBooks; 38mm...

This week, Apple authorized reseller B&H is slashing prices on 2016 12-inch MacBooks by $50-$100. Or snap up a 38mm Apple Watch in Space Black Stainless for $349. Mac minis are also on sale for $200 off with free shipping at Adorama.

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09:30
9to5Toys Last Call: 13-inch MacBook Air 256GB $970,...

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09:29
'Universal Clipboard' for macOS Sierra...

A useful addition to Continuity in both macOS Sierra and iOS 10 is the Universal Clipboard, making it easier to shuttle content back and forth between Macs and iOS devices without AirDrop or other workarounds.

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09:18
Sony Unveils Slew of New PlayStation Titles


Sony on Monday announced its new game lineup for the year at the Electronic Entertainment Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center. "We have just concluded the PlayStation E3 Press Conference for 2016 and if ever there was a year dedicated to thrilling entertainment experiences, this is it," noted Shawn Layden, president of Sony Interactive Entertainment. Sony announced new titles not only for PlayStation 4, but also for its virtual reality brother, the PS4 VR, which will be available in North America in October.

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08:59
Happy Hour Podcast 071 | WWDC 2016 unpacked: iOS 10...

This week Benjamin and Zac unpack the news from WWDC 2016 including watchOS 3, tvOS 10, macOS Sierra, and iOS 10. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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08:49
New for accessibility in iOS 10, macOS, Apple TV...

Apple briefly mentioned some accessibility enhancements during its press event this week — watchOS 3 is adding wheelchair specific optimizations to Apple Watch — but iOS 10, macOS Sierra, tvOS 10 and watchOS 3 also have many other improvements to assist users with motor, vision, hearing, and learning impairments. Here’s the rundown…

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Filed under: Apple Watch, iOS, Mac Tagged: accessibility, Apple TV, Dsylexia,...

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08:31
T-Mobile Tuesday's free Domino's Pizza...

Everybody loves free stuff, and that goes doubly so—maybe even quadruply so—when you put the word ‘free’ in front of the word ‘pizza,’ which T-Mobile did on Tuesday. During the company’s second T-Mobile Tuesday free giveaway, many customers ended up crusty after being burned when their local Domino’s rejected their redemption code.

As with all giveaways, a company is only willing to throw so much free product out their doors. Faster than you could say “cancel my account,” many Domino’s pizza locations reached their freebie capacity, as Android Police pointed out. Both pizza freebie recipients and those who were left paying for their own pies like a sucker took to Twitter on Tuesday.

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08:19
Inside iOS 10: Upgraded QuickType wields 'Siri...

Apple's forthcoming iOS 10 update will feature enhanced QuickType keyboard recommendations, which will now go beyond suggesting the next best word to write, and will intelligently recommend dates, locations, contacts and more.

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07:56
Resources, references in macOS Sierra API hint at...

It may be a convoluted mess to dig through, but sometimes source code hints at some interesting new resources that portend upcoming technologies.

Hidden inside Apple’s API differences web site for macOS Sierra are references to several additions that could include an OLED touch bar and Touch ID support.

Last month it was reported that Apple was planning a major MacBook Pro revamp that would bring support for Touch ID as well as a new OLED touch bar in place of the function keys. Now, macOS Sierra API changes further hint at those upcoming features…

A variety of new resources suggest support for the OLED touch bar, including a new “kHIDUsage_LED_DoNotDisturb” reference that seems to hint at a dedicated LED Do Not...

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07:53
Rumor: 'Aggressive' plans for second-gen...

A new report from the Far East claims that Apple and its suppliers are now gearing up to launch a second-generation Apple Watch, with orders for the new wearable device said to be higher than the supply chain expected.

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07:32
Review: Jaybird Freedom Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

If there’s one thing unique about the new Jaybird Freedom ($200), it’s that it demands customization from its owner. Though the Freedom is currently being sold alongside Jaybird’s very good X2, it feels like a successor in every way. In the Freedom we find a number of major design changes – evidence of choices that Jaybird has made about how Bluetooth sport headphones should fit, feel, and sound. While these might not be ideal for all users out of the box, there is ample room for tweaks and adjustments. If music is an indispensable part of your workout, we think the Jaybird Freedom is worth checking out.{/exp:char_limit}
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07:24
Trent Reznor says YouTube ‘built on stolen content’...

Nine Inch Nails frontman and Apple Music exec Trent Reznor has told Billboard that YouTube is built on stolen content:

Personally, I find YouTube’s business to be very disingenuous. It is built on the backs of free, stolen content and that’s how they got that big. I think any free-tiered service is not fair. It’s making their numbers and getting them a big IPO and it is built on the back of my work and that of my peers. That’s how I feel about it. Strongly.

Reznor made the comments in an interview alongside Apple SVP Eddy Cue, VP Robert Kondrk and ‘no official job title’ Jimmy Iovine in which the three discussed the lessons they have learned through launching the streaming music service …

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Inside iOS 10: Apple doubles down on security with...

After a bruising battle with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and a contentious debate over encryption in the wake of the San Bernadino terrorist shooting, Apple is doubling down on privacy protection by researching cutting-edge privacy techniques for iOS 10, allowing advanced new features while protecting user data.

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News: Apple requiring HTTPS connections from all...

Apple will be requiring all the apps in its App Store to connect to the web through an HTTPS connection starting on January 1, 2017. TechCrunch reports. The company debuted its App Transport Security feature in iOS 9, but until now developers weren’t required to use it. While the end user won’t really be able to observe any difference, starting next year all connections between apps and servers will be encrypted. Apple has been ramping…

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06:32
macOS Sierra beefs up Gatekeeper protection with two...

During Apple’s WWDC 2016 session What’s New in Security, the company shared are two interesting changes to the way Gatekeeper works in macOS Sierra – one visible, one not.

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06:23
Apple invites retail employees to test macOS 10.12...

Apple today started inviting its retail employees to participate in testing macOS 10.12, the latest version of Apple’s Mac operating system unveiled earlier this week during a press event at the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference. An excerpt from Apple’s memo to employees below:

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06:19
iOS 10 supports inline video playback in Safari on...

One of the great things about watching video on an iPad is that content can be played inline in Safari. In other words, users can watch videos within Safari without being forced into a full screen video view.

Such functionality has been available in limited fashion on the iPhone. For example, the News app has been capable of playing videos inline since iOS 9.3.

Of course, such playback ability was touted for the Messages app during Apple’s WWDC 2016 keynote, but with the introduction of the iOS 10 beta, inline playback has also been added to Safari on iPhone. more…

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News: Daily Deal: Prizmo 3, Pro Scanning for Mac

For Wednesday’s iLounge Deal, we’re offering Prizmo 3 for only $29.99 — that’s 59% off the regular price. This powerful app lets you scan, edit, and perform Optical Character Recognition (OCR) on any type of document or image. Scan a document using your smartphone, digital camera, or any other image capture device, and Prizmo will analyze it and convert it into a fully editable document. A powerful image editor is also built in…

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05:55
Video: See Apple's overhauled iOS 10 Messages...

Perhaps the biggest overhaul in Apple's upcoming iOS 10 can be seen in the Messages app, which will add the ability to send drawings, change message bubbles, replace words with emoji, use stickers, integrate third-party apps, and much more.

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05:27
Apple tells developers all apps must connect...

While Apple introduced its App Transport Security feature in iOS 9, which ensured that all connections between apps and servers must be encrypted, it wasn’t compulsory for developers to use it – and Google even helped them disable it.

All this will end on January 1st next year, reports TechCrunch, when Apple will require all apps to use HTTPS connections to servers to ensure that only encrypted data is transmitted …

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05:00
Daily Deals: A Roundup of [Fuse]Chicken Armour Steel...

Wow, we not only have a deal for you today, but three deals! Here at Apple World Today, we're big fans of [Fuse]Chicken, the company that makes products (Bobine, Armour, Blackout and Titan) that use steel shielding to create incredibly strong and tangle-free charging cables. Our three deals today include the Armour Charge 2-meter Steel Charging Cable for $32.95 (regularly $44.95), the Armour Travel Charging Keychain for $29.99 (normally $39.95), and the...

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Win a 12-inch Retina MacBook from Apple World Today...

Admit it -- if you don't already own one of the slender 12-inch Retina MacBooks, you probably want one. Well, here's your chance to win one in our Mega MacBook Giveaway! All you need to do is enter between now and 11:59 PM CDT on July 29, 2016, and you have a chance to win a MacBook.

This MacBook comes with 256GB of SSD storage, a 1.1 GHz dual-core Intel core m3 Skylake processor with Turbo Boost up to 2.2 GHz, 8 GB of RAM, and an Intel HD Graphics 515 graphic card. It's valued at $1,299, making it our biggest giveaway to date.

We'll continue to remind you to enter the giveaway over the next month and a half. Good luck!

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05:00
New Linux Lite Is a Powerhouse Distro in Disguise


Linux Lite 3.0 is anything but what its name implies. It is a full-featured operating system that lets you get down to serious business right out of the box. It is one of the few out-of-the-box experiences I have had testing Linux distros in which I actually was set up and working in less than five minutes. Linux Lite runs only the lightweight Xfce desktop environment -- but a lightweight desktop environment does not detract from this distro's usability or functionality.

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04:30
Philips Hue White E 26 Starter Kit is a good place...

If you’re thinking of implementing a smart home set-up, the $79.95 Philips Hue White E 26 Starter Kit is a good place to start, though there are some glitches to be worked out.

It comes with a “bridge” and three Philips Hue white ambiance bulbs and integrated luminaires, all providing shades of white light from cool daylight (6500°K) to warm white light (2200°K). Along with the new lighting, there's a "routines" feature in the free Philips Hue app that provides light “recipes” that can gradually brighten lights to help you wake up in the morning or gradually dim them to help you get to sleep at night. 

There are also some security benefits; the Philips Hue set-up can make it seem like you're home when you're not, using the schedule function in the Philips Hue app. You can set the lights to come on...

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04:13
Supply-chain report suggests Apple Watch 2 launch...

Supply-chain sources cited by the variously-reliable Digitimes suggest that Apple maybe 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.

The time-frame is of course vague, but component production sometime in the July to September range 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 same report suggests that Apple may be hoping for a significant boost in sales …

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04:00
Would Apple consider macOS and iOS both running on a...

I still think that macOS and iOS will merge at some point in the future. Some folks predict an alternative theory: iOS running along Mac OS X on a Mac.

A friend made this prediction: "The next iMac will be a touch enable computer either through the screen or through a multi-touch tablet and will have macOS along with iOS built in. This would greatly increase the marketing potential for the apps and advertising."

And in a long-ago (about 2010) ZDNet column, tech writer Adrian Kingsley-Hughes said he thought we might see iOS running alongside Mac OS X (now just macOS) proper. 

"Pre iPad, it made little sense for Apple to even think of putting the iPhone OS on the Mac, since the apps were specifically designed for a small screen. But with the iPad, Apple is now building quite a repository of apps designed for a far bigger screen," he wrote. "It’s not hard to imagine apps …....

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03:39
Purported iPhone 7 photos claims to show new touch-...

A purported image of the front of an iPhone 7 has appeared on the Internet today, via mobipicker.com. Blurry cams and bad photography aside, the picture claims to a major new detail for the upcoming flagship iPhone 7 launch, which is expected to mostly resemble an iPhone 6s in appearance.

The image shows a tweaked Home Button that appears to be flat with the bezel, meaning Apple will drop the physical click in favor of a fully touch-sensitive capacitive Home Button. Noting that the image could quite easily be faked, it does appear to show a button that has no depth …

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03:30
tvOS 10 FAQ: Everything you need to know about the...

Apple TV hasn’t been a hobby for a while now, but this year’s WWDC keynote marked a major milestone in its maturity. For the first time since Apple’s streaming box was introduced back at Macworld Expo in 2007, Apple carved out some stage time for the next version of its big-screen operating system, and tvOS made the most of the opportunity.

While it might not be the major leap forward that iOS 10 is, the new tvOS is an important step in Apple TV’s evolution that pushes Apple’s media streamer even closer to the future Apple is promising.

When can I get it?

Like iOS, macOS and watchOS, the new tvOS will be available this fall.

It’s free, right?

Of course. Apple hasn’t charged for an OS update since Mountain Lion, and tvOS continues the free tradition.

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03:30
tvOS 10 FAQ: Everything you need to know about the...

Apple TV hasn’t been a hobby for a while now, but this year’s WWDC keynote marked a major milestone in its maturity. For the first time since Apple’s streaming box was introduced back at Macworld Expo in 2007, Apple carved out some stage time for the next version of its big-screen operating system, and tvOS made the most of the opportunity.

While it might not be the major leap forward that iOS 10 is, the new tvOS is an important step in Apple TV’s evolution that pushes Apple’s media streamer even closer to the future Apple is promising.

When can I get it?

Like iOS, macOS and watchOS, the new tvOS will be available this fall.

It’s free, right?

Of course. Apple hasn’t charged for an OS update since Mountain Lion, and tvOS continues the free tradition.

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03:19
Apple’s Back to School promotion launches in Europe...

[UPDATE: Apple’s Back To School program has now launched in China, as well.]

Apple’s 2016 Back to School Beats kicked off in the United States at the beginning of the month and has today expanded internationally across Europe. Students in United Kingdom, France, Germany, Netherlands and more can now take advantage of the summer promotion at Apple Stores in their country as well as online.

Like the US, eligible purchases of certain Macs come with free Beats Solo2 wireless headphones worth $299 at retail. For iPad and iPhone, select iOS device purchases come with free Beats Powerbeats2 wireless headphones, worth $199 at retail.

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Social Media Overtakes Television As Young People...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from BBC: Of the 18-to-24-year-olds surveyed, 28% cited social media as their main news source, compared with 24% for TV. The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism research also suggests 51% of people with online access use social media as a news source. The report, now in its fifth year, is based on a YouGov survey of about 50,000 people across 26 countries, including 2,000 Britons. Facebook and other social media outlets have moved beyond being "places of news discovery" to become the place people consume their news, it suggests. And news via social media is particularly popular among women and young people. The study found Facebook was the most common source -- used by 44% of all those surveyed -- to watch, share and comment on news. Next came YouTube on 19%, with Twitter on 10%. Apple News accounted for 4% in the US and 3% in the UK, while messaging app Snapchat was used by just 1% or less in most countries. According to the survey,...

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23:51
Safari 10 will turn off Flash by default when it...

Apple’s Safari is driving another nail in the coffin of Adobe Flash by no longer telling websites that offer both Flash and HTML5 that the plug-in is installed on users’ Macs.

The Mac maker is planning similar measures with other plug-ins like Java, Silverlight and QuickTime. This move will force websites with both plug-in and HTML5-based media implementations to use their HTML5, it said.

When Safari 10, the new version of its browser, ships this fall with macOS Sierra, it will by default behave as though common legacy plug-ins on users’ Macs are not installed, wrote Apple software engineer Ricky Mondello in a post.

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23:14
Apple SVPs Schiller and Federighi discuss Siri,...

Apple executives Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi on Tuesday took part in a casual interview to discuss the many software and services enhancements revealed at this week's Worldwide Developers Conference.

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20:56
Apple mandates App Store apps support ATS security...

In an announcement at a Worldwide Developers Conference session on Tuesday, Apple said apps submitted to its various App Stores will be required to use the App Transport Security standard by the end of 2016, a decision that underscores the company's dedication to customer privacy.

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18:07
Apple shares full WWDC 2016 keynote on YouTube

After sharing the video on its own website yesterday, Apple this evening has uploaded the full WWDC 2016 keynote to its YouTube channel this evening for your viewing pleasure, as well.

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17:48
RAW shooting, a harsher Gatekeeper, and more obscure...

Enlarge / The onstage presentations don't encompass every new feature in iOS 10 and macOS Sierra. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

When Apple announced iOS 10 and macOS Sierra at its WWDC keynote yesterday, it hit most of the high notes. Big user-facing features like the Siri API on iOS and Siri on the Mac, the revamped Messages app, Universal Clipboard, and tweaks to Photos and Apple Music got stage time, but as the company said, there was more stuff that didn’t get any attention.

Our previews and reviews of the beta and final versions of the OSes will cover all of those features and lots of the smaller, less notable tweaks to Apple’s built-in apps, but after a few hours of digging through the developer documentation we’ve also unearthed a few neat under-the-hood tweaks in both Sierra and iOS 10...

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16:31
Rhapsody now goes by Napster

Ah, Napster: the brand that just won't go away. In fact, you're likely about to hear the name a lot more often. Rhapsody revealed today that it would use the Napster moniker going forward in a brief blog entry. The company did say that nothing about...

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16:18
Resources found in macOS Sierra hint at upcoming...

Hidden inside all of the changes that are coming with macOS Sierra are several notable additions to the developer side of things. On Apple’s API differences webpage, you can see several new resources that hint at potential features that could be coming with future Macs, including that OLED touch bar and Touch ID support.

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15:51
Nanorods could harvest water in dry climates

Sometimes, it's the accidental discoveries that make the biggest impact. Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have learned that carbon-rich nanorods created in a botched experiment might be ideal for harvesting water. When there's r...

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15:40
IHS analyst: iOS 10’s Home app will help HomeKit...

The announcement of the Home app — which is coming in iOS 10 — is a positive step forward for Apple, because there’s finally a central app to manage the IoT devices comprising the HomeKit ecosystem, according to Blake Kozak, principal analyst, smart home, IHS Technology. (HomeKit is a framework that allows control of compatible home automation devices through iOS and Siri.)

Prior to Home, users needed to download third party apps, in order to control their devices. However, what has been a very long and drawn out release -- partially because of the security requirements developers must meet such as encryption with 3072-bit keys and secure Curve25519 that guarantee the security of HomeKit devices -- may finally gain traction in the smart home market, says Kozak.

The Home app is deeply integrated into iOS, delivering a way to set up, manage and control your home in one place. Accessories can be managed individually or...

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15:30
What you're playing next: The best of E3's...

The biggest show in video games starts off the same every year: with a seemingly endless torrent of announcements, teasers and surprises a full day before the show floor even opens. It's nerve wracking, but wonderful; Never change, E3. On Day zer...

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15:05
Your iPad can double as a smart home hub with iOS 10

No inclination to get the latest Apple TV just to give yourself a hub for your HomeKit devices? If you have a reasonably recent iPad hanging around, you won't have to. Apple tells SlashGear that iOS 10 can use your iPad as a smart home hub as long as...

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14:59
Eddy Cue: Apple’s iTunes music business (think music...

There are still rumors that Apple plans to end music purchasing a la iTunes and go with streaming only a la Apple Music. However, in a Billboard interview, Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, says there’s no “end date” for music sales and the “music iTunes business is doing very well.”

“Downloads weren’t growing, and certainly are not going to grow again, but it’s not declining anywhere near as fast as any of them predicted or thought it would,” he added. “There are a lot of people who download music and are happy with it and they’re not moving towards subscriptions. We talked about subscriptions bringing a lot of new customers in, people who have never bought music. And if you look at Apple’s music revenue on a quarterly basis, because of subscriptions and because of sales, it’s now...

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14:50
Rhapsody Rebrands Itself As Napster

An anonymous reader writes: After completing its purchase of Napster in December 2011, Rhapsody has decided to rebrand itself as Napster. Rhapsody made the announcement on their blog, which states: "No changes to your playlists, favorites, albums, and artists. Same music. Same service. Same price. 100% the music you love. Stay tuned!" That's it. The company didn't elaborate as to why they decided to change their name now. Napster has made a name for itself as being a brand synonymous with illegal music downloads. It'll be interesting to what kind of effect, if any, this has on Rhapsody.


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14:40
WWDC keynote, new features show Apple focusing on...

This is honestly a pretty interesting read.

An article over on Buzzfeed points out that yesterday’s keynote address at the Worldwide Developers Conference highlighted some changes that Apple seems to be making definitively address the female market.

In doing so, Apple seems to be moving some of its focus away from addressing the male market. Like Pinterest and similar services, the female market seems to be the new focus of attention for Apple’s future markets.

For example, Apple’s new emergency alert system as well as a new feature that allows you to use iPhone-based app from your Apple Watch to call an Uber without having to remove your iPhone from your bag seems to be targeted around female safety and thus the female market.

The...

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14:15
Apple needed to make a standalone HomeKit app

HomeKit, Apple's platform for the Internet of Things, was introduced in 2014. Last year hardware makers finally started selling devices with companion apps that supported the architecture. But the one thing missing from that platform was an accompany...

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14:09
iOS 10 proactively remembers where you left your...

Third party solutions like Automatic and various apps on the App Store can already do this, but iOS 10 builds finding where you parked your car right into the operating system. The new Parked Car feature proactively remembers where you left your vehicle and offers new features in Maps for adding more context.

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14:07
Apple’s brain trust on streaming’s new world order...

Anything good and bad about Apple Music lays at the feet of these people. So when they talk about the issues involved, it’s always an interesting discussion.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:05
Facebook adds SMS to Messenger for Android

A few months ago, Facebook was reported to be testing SMS integration in its Messenger app for Android. Now, that feature is officially live. It's entirely optional, so you'll need to enable it. To do so, head over to Settings in the Messenger app, s...

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14:00
Pad & Quill's Timberline cases: Same...

Back at the end of February, Apple World Today featured a review of a gorgeous new wooden case for iPhones from the folks at Pad & Quill. The Woodline case has been a rousing success for the company, as well as the case that I've had on my iPhone 6s Plus for most of 2016. If there's one thing I wanted from the Woodline, it was a bit more protection. Pad & Quill's new Timberline cases (US$39.95) are perfect in that respect, adding a tough polycarbonate case to the beautiful wood found on the Woodline. Here's Brian "Mr. PQ" Holmes to tell you about the case:

Design

Take gorgeous hardwoods -- Rosewood, American Cherry, or American Walnut -- and add that polycarbonate bumper case, and you have the best of both...

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13:50
Apple is bringing RAW photo editing to iOS 10

This is a big deal to professional shooters and anyone who shoots in RAW but edits on their iOS device. It will also bring a lot of changes to apps in iOS that allow you to edit photos. And it means that, undoubtedly, RAW capture will be available in the next version of the iPhone and iPad.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:39
Mars may have had explosive volcanoes

The prevailing wisdom is that Mars has long been a stable planet. Without tectonic plates, it didn't have the violent upheavals that lead to earthquakes and explosive volcanoes here on Earth... did it? Not so fast. Scientists combing over data from N...

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13:37
The abilities and limitations of SiriKit, Siri’s...

Enlarge / The types of apps that can take advantage of the newly opened Siri. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Siri is opening up. Kind of.

Apple's "intelligent personal assistant" came before Google Now and Cortana and Alexa, but all of those assistants have caught up to and lapped Siri in one important way: they let third-party applications and services use them to do stuff. As it stands today, Siri can be used to launch third-party apps, but it isn't able to do anything else.

That will change in iOS 10, which is extending Siri to third-party developers via "SiriKit." Developers can't quite do everything that Apple can do—even when letting developers in,...

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13:23
Siri in iOS 10 will only work with six types of...

If you were hoping iOS 10 would make Siri smart enough to answer any type of voice command, get ready for Siri to answer back, “not so fast.”

According to Apple’s programming guide, the all-new Siri SDK, or SiriKit, will initially support only six types of third-party app services: audio/video calling, messaging, sending and receiving payments, searching photos, starting workouts, and booking rides. These integrations fall in line with Apple’s demonstration of Siri in iOS 10 at the WWDC keynote on Monday. Siri was asked to send a message via WeChat, make a payment using Square Cash, and book a ride with Lyft.

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