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Thursday April 21

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

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

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

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

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11:11
Viber Goes the Encryption Route


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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09:31
9to5Toys Last Call: 12.9-inch iPad Pro 32GB $650,...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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08:48
Apple patent focuses on wired/wireless headphones

This could turn into something nifty.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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08:29
External Link: The iMessage Cone of Silence

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

Target practice

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

Holding Cell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Tim Cook is that kind of leader.

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

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

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

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07:30
Apple services now reach 124 million U.S. adults

In a new report — as noted by VentureBeat — Verto Analytics says that Apple has 124.4 million users in the U.S. who accessed at least one of Apple’s online services (web or apps) at least once last March. That means Apple reaches more than half of all adults.

Looking at just iOS users, in March, the company had 91.3 million users. That breaks down to 73 million iPhones users and 54.3 million iPad users. (Sixty-six percent of iOS users are women.)

Among the total computer installed base, the Mac increased its market share from 11% to 12.9% from the first quarter of 2015 to quarter one of 2016. Apple Watch’s share of wearable devices in use is at 17.5%, and Apple TV rise .5% to 16.5% of all streaming players in use. Verto Analytics also notes that:

  • iPhones grew 1% to...
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07:30
Review: Zagg Now Cam

The new Now Cam ($80) from Zagg is one of the most peculiar products we've seen in some time. A tiny Bluetooth speaker/camera, Zagg says that Now Cam "frees you from the confines of viewing life from behind a screen." That's a bit dramatic, and whether or not that's even a problem depends on the user, but Zagg is clearly positioning Now Cam as a way to quickly take still photos and videos without the use of a phone — or the benefit of a viewfinder. Now Cam can take still photos, videos, and 6-second video clips. Pictures and videos can be taken while away from your iOS device, then transferred to your camera roll later, through the Now Cam app. A small Bluetooth speaker is also found on the front of the small Now Cam. The camera/speaker combo comes in dark or light gray, and Now Cam ships with a micro-USB cable for recharging, and three different sized lanyards.{/exp:char_limit}
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07:20
Product Hunt puts the day's hottest tech trends...

Product Hunt is a popular site that serves as a launchpad for tech’s next big things. Unlike many mobile-first sites that expect people to browse on their smartphones, most of Product Hunt’s traffic comes from desktops. Those desktops are often Macs, the company said. So today, Product Hunt released a Mac app that puts the latest trends in your menu bar.

It’s an unobtrusive way to see the day’s most upvoted tech and entertainment products—everything from hot start-ups and app updates to books, podcasts, and video games. The app is denoted with a “P” icon at the top of your screen, next to other shortcuts you might have installed.

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06:57
Facebook Messenger adds group voice calls

Facebook Messenger's feature improvements aren't stopping with the recent chatbot push. Now, anyone with Messenger for Android or iOS can now initiate a group voice call for up to 50 people.

The feature builds on Facebook’s group text chatting feature. Inside a group chat, you should soon see a red phone icon. Tap that button and your call will start. Once the call is ongoing, a new screen allows you to manage participants. Users should see the phone option worldwide by Thursday, Facebook messaging chief David Marcus said in a recent post on the social network.

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06:55
Apple likely switching to different modem for '...

Apple appears likely to switch away from Qualcomm modems for upcoming iPhones, at least in part, as suggested by comments from the latter company's CEO made during an earnings call.

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06:54
∞ The auto industry is just waiting for someone like...

Thoughts on the potential for an Apple car and the disruption that would bring to the auto industry.

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06:53
Apple ranks second to Samsung in overall wireless...

Apple may want to ramp up its wireless charging efforts for smartphones, as Samsung currently has the edge in wireless smartphone satisfaction. Advanced technology that improves smartphone usability, such as wireless charging and fingerprint scanners, enables wireless subscribers to be more actively engaged with their device and helps increase their satisfaction, according to the “J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Wireless Smartphone Satisfaction Study—Volume 1.”

Now in its 10th year, the Wireless Smartphone Satisfaction Study measures customer satisfaction based on five factors (listed in order of importance): performance (25%); ease of operation (21%); battery (20%); physical design (19%); and features (16%). The study measures customer satisfaction with wireless original equipment manufacturers across Tier 1 wireless carriers (such as AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile). Satisfaction is calculated on a 1,000-point scale.

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06:48
This tool can block ransomware on Mac OS X, for now

A security researcher has created a free security tool that can detect attempts by ransomware programs to encrypt files on users' Macs and then block them before they do a lot of damage.

Called RansomWhere?, the application is the creation of Patrick Wardle, director of research and development at security firm Synack. It's meant to detect and block the encryption of files by untrusted processes.

The tool monitors users' home directories and detects when encrypted files are rapidly created inside them—a telltale sign of ransomware activity.

When such activity is detected, RansomWhere? determines the process responsible and suspends it. To limit false positives—legitimate encryption programs being detected as ransomware—the tool whitelists all applications signed by Apple and most of those that already exist on the computer when RansomWhere? is first installed.

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06:39
Amazon expands $50 Fire tablet lineup with new...

Amazon has expanded its budget-priced tablet lineup, offering the $50 Fire in new magenta, blue and tangerine colors, and also launching a 16-gigabyte version priced at $70 [updated].

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06:37
SanDisk launches next gen iXpand Flash Drive for iOS...

SanDisk Corp. has launched its next generation iXpand Flash Drive, a mobile storage device designed to help folks free up space on their iPhone and iPad with up to 128GB of additional capacity. 

It sports a Lightning connector a design that fits with most iPhone and iPad cases, a USB 3.0 connector for faster transfer speeds to Mac or PCs, and a completely redesigned app (available at the Apple App Store) to manage photos, videos and music. According to a recent consumer survey conducted by SanDisk in the U.S., many iPhone users are looking to free up more space on their phones. 

“People are using their mobile phones to capture tons of photos and videos, and more than 70% of users transfer files off of their iPhones to another storage location,” says Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product marketing, SanDisk. “Our line of mobile storage offerings can immediately help them free up...

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06:15
Upcoming BR30 Outdoor smart bulb is iOS compatible

The connected home now encompasses the outdoors with ilumi’s upcoming BR30 Outdoor. It’s outdoor-rated LED smart bulb that’s iOS compatible.

Through its waterproof construction, it can take on rain and splashes from all angles. With its MeshTek Bluetooth Smart connection and color-tunable smartbulbs, the BR30 Outdoor — due this summer — can be used to create several ambiances in your backyard.

You can connect and control up to 50 ilumi Smartbulbs at once with a Bluetooth range of up to 150 feet, all from the convenience your iPhone or iPad thanks to a free app that’s available at the Apple App Store. The folks at ileum say the use of MeshTek technology eliminates the need for cumbersome hubs, restricting standard Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections.

The free app contains several experiences and features, such as: Vacation Mode, which prompts lights to illuminate at scheduled times to provide additional peace of mind...

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: ‘ExoMount Touch’ Universal Car...

Today in iLounge Deals we’re offering you the ‘ExoMount Touch’ Universal Car Mount for only $19.99 — 33% off the regular price. Providing you with a safer way to use your iPhone on the road, this easy-to-use car mount lets you quickly secure your iPhone in the perfect position using only one hand and get down to driving, and when you’re getting out of the car, one quick touch releases your iPhone so you can be on your way.…

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05:50
Lenovo's ZUK phone puts other Chinese flagships...

ZUK, a Chinese smartphone brand that you may have already forgotten about, has recently joined the ranks of Moto and Vibe to become Lenovo's latest mobile sub-brand. That wasn't the plan when Lenovo started restructuring its mobile division last year...

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05:49
Patent report: Touch ID for your palms (and cheeks...

Apple files for — and is granted — lots of patents by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Many are for inventions that never see the light of day. However, you never can tell which ones will materialize in a real product, so here are today’s patent highlights: 

A newly granted patent (number 20160110027) hints at future iOS devices (and, theoretically, Macs) that could offer multi-touch input discrimination. Their touch screens would not only recognize your fingerprints and thumbprints, but also your palm, and even your cheek, patterns using a using a “patch eccentricity parameter.”

Apple says that, unlike earlier input devices, touch surfaces now becoming available are capable of simultaneously detecting multiple objects as they approach and/or contact the touch-surface, and detecting object shapes in much more detail. To take advantage of this capability, it’s necessary to measure, identify and distinguish between the many kinds of objects that...

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05:30
The Marines are fitting their tanks with anti-...

The US Marine Corps believes it's time to upgrade their trusty tanks with technology that can detect and deflect incoming missiles. In fact, it's joining forces with the Army to test out the Israeli Trophy Active Protection System (APS). When Trophy'...

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05:00
Google is bringing TV listings to search results

In its quest to bring more valuable information to search, Google will soon add live TV listings to results, allowing you to find out exactly when and what channel your favourite film or TV show is on next. The new module won't just include cable or...

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05:00
2017 iPhone May Be a Glass Act


Apple has been developing a glass casing for a new iPhone with an AMOLED display to be unveiled in 2017, Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at KGI Securities, reportedly said this week in a note to investors. That would mark a return to the design of the iPhone 4 and 4s, both of which had glass cases. The use of the AMOLED screen will offset the heavier weight of a glass back for the device. No more than 40 percent of iPhones will be made with aluminum bodies once the glass device is launched, Kuo predicted.

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04:43
Supply-chain report says iPhone SE taking Chinese...

We’ve been hearing mixed reports about iPhone SE sales in general, but Apple’s latest 4-incher does appear to be a big hit in China. After a previous report claimed third-party retailers in the country received 3.4M preorders before the phone went on sale, a new supply-chain report says that local brands like Xiaomi and Huawei are being hit hard by Apple offering its cheapest-ever iPhone.

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04:21
The VERT app/hardware combo may leave you feeling a...

Do you need/want to know how high you can jump? Do you want to know enough to spend $124.99? If so, the VERT is just what you're looking for. 

It's a device worn near the waist of an athlete either by the VERT training clip or integrated within an article of clothing such as the VERT active waistband. VERT measures your jump and transmits the data to a smart phone or tablet, such as the iPhone or iPad.

To use, you'll need to charge it (two hours for the first time of use), which you can do via a USB plug that comes with the device. After it's charged, setting it up is a simple matter. Well, except for the fact that the small instruction booklet tells you to wear the VERT during "practice or game performance" and, on the very same page says that "VERT CLIP is NOT to be used during practice or game performance." 

Confusing, to say the least. However, I did wear mine while playing pick-up basketball games. If I...

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04:14
Apple applies for patent on headphones that switch...

With Apple widely believed to be planning to drop the headphone socket in the iPhone 7 in favor of Lightning-connected and wireless headphones, a patent application published today describes how a single set of headphones could switch smoothly between wired and wireless modes without any interruption of playback.

There’s of course nothing new in headphones that support both wired and wireless use – many Bluetooth headphones come supplied...

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04:00
Windows 10 Mobile preview lets you text from your PC

Microsoft is trying hard to unify Windows 10 across devices, so now your PC can act like a phone. The latest Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview update features an app called "Messaging Everywhere" that lets you send and receive cellular text messages...

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04:00
GoodSync is a good back-up/syncing solution, though...

If you want to keep your files safe and in sync, GoodSync is a decent, if not great, option for doing so. Available in Mac OS X, iOS, Windows, and Android versions, it backs up and syncs music, photos, videos, email, text documents and more between desktops, laptops, servers, and external drives -- all without using cloud-based services.

GoodSync -- which costs $29.95 for a single computer license for Mac OS X (which is the version I’m reviewing here)— offers true bi-directional synchronization -- in other words, syncing flows both ways. This means changes to the files at either syncing location are mirrored at the other. Or you can do one-way syncing -- which, basically, is a back-up routine.

GoodSync's interface isn't flashy, but, once you get the hang of it, it's functional. It allows you to quit manually transferring and backing up your data. After configuring GoodSync and creating sync or backup profiles, the...

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03:06
Facebook Messenger gets group calling with up to 50...

While Facebook is obsessed with bots, it's not the only new feature the company has been working on for Messenger. The app will soon be getting group calls which, as its name implies, allows you to have an audio-based conversation with multiple peopl...

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02:25
Scientists design fast, flexible transistor for...

A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have devised a cheap method to make impressively fast and flexible silicon-based transistors. Their technique involves using beams of electrons to create reusable molds of the patterns they want,...

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01:55
Apple invention prevents headphone audio dropouts in...

An Apple patent application covering a wireless hybrid headphone system was published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday, suggesting the company is continuing work on a Lightning-equipped audio product some expect will replace wired EarPods if and when iPhone ships without a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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01:42
Australian researchers developed a blood test for...

By the time Parkinson's disease makes itself known in humans, it's already too late for treatment. But La Trobe University in Australia has developed a test that detects a biomarker present in blood cells in folks with the disease. The school describ...

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01:00
Bang and Olufsen's new compact speaker packs...

Bang and Olufsen is well-known for its high-end audio gear, but the Danish electronics company has a number of portable devices under its belt, too. Today, the company announced the BeoPlay A1: the company's smallest portable speaker to date. The Blu...

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Wednesday April 20

17:32
Samsung to produce 2nd-generation 10nm chips this...

Apple A-series chip supplier Samsung this week announced plans to put a next-generation 10-nanometer chip fabrication process into production later this year, with the new technology supposedly affording a 10 percent increase in efficiency over existing iterations.

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16:39
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus Makes Its Debut


Canonical on Thursday launched Ubuntu 16.04, aka "Xenial Xerus," an upgrade that will be supported for the next five years. The latest version for all desktop, server and cloud editions will be available for download starting Thursday. Ubuntu 16.04 includes four major technology advancements geared toward multiplatform uses. Xenial Xerus is the sixth Long Term Support release for Ubuntu. It marks the first time the platform is supported on mainframes, making it one of the world's largest and most powerful Linux systems, the company said.

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15:09
Apple delays earnings announcement due to Bill...

Apple is delaying its earnings release by a day due to a memorial service for technology icon Bill Campbell.

The company was set to report after Monday's close. It's now going to post results on Tuesday, April 26, after the closing bell. Apple will hold a conference call webcast to go along with earnings, which is now set for Tuesday at 5 p.m. (Eastern).

Buy a Gazelle Certified iPhone 5S 16GB AT&T for less than $12/month with 18 month financing*

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15:00
Trade-in guide: Where to get the most money for your...

The best time to sell your old iPhone or iPad is when Apple introduces new models, like it did this month with the iPhone SE and 9.7" iPad Pro. Here's a guide to help you sell your old device for the highest value to Apple, Gazelle, BuyBack World, Next Worth, Amazon, or one of the many other buyback services. [Updated Pricing 4/20/16]

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14:48
The 8 best hockey movies ever, in celebration of the...

All of Canada is in mourning because none of our NHL teams managed to make the playoffs this year. You can sooth the pain with some of these. The number one movie is obvious but I highly recommend the surprisingly sweet “Goon”, shot partially in my hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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14:37
Apple pushes Q2 2016 earnings call livestream to...

[UPDATE: Apple has now said that its reasoning for delaying the earnings call is because of the memorial service for former board member and tech icon Bill Campbell, who passed away this week.]

MORE: Apple says reason for delaying earnings report by one day to April 26 is due to memorial service for tech icon Bill Campbell.

— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) April 20, 2016

Apple today has updated its investor relations page to reflect that its second quarter earnings call will now take place on Tuesday, April 26th. Previously, the company had said that it would hold the call on Monday, April 25th.

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14:29
Apple reschedules Q2 2016 earnings conference call...

In an update to its website on Wednesday, Apple quietly pushed back its quarterly earnings conference call for the second quarter of 2016 by one day to Tuesday, April 26.

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14:25
Initial tests point to 15% faster CPU performance,...

Apple’s next-gen 12-inch retina MacBook is out the door and the numbers have been run on it.

Over at Geekbench, Christina Warren noted that that 1.2 GHz configuration runs around 15 to 18 percent faster CPU performance compared to last year’s equivalent model. The notebook earned a single-core score of 2,894 and a multi-core score of 5,845, versus 2,437 single-core and 5,049 multi-core scores for the previous generation 1.2GHz model.

Also of note are early BlackMagic disk speed tests, which have seen write speeds that are up to 80 or 90 percent faster than the write speeds in the previous-generation MacBook. Read speeds are also improved.

Unfortunately, some elements have remained static. A 480p FaceTime camera has met with some...

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13:32
Sony revamps Crackle iOS app with AirPlay &...

Sony on Wednesday updated its Crackle video streaming app for iOS with many new features, including AirPlay and Apple Watch support, while Facebook began rolling out group voice calls for Messenger.

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13:23
Behind the scenes at Coachella

Each April thousands of music fans flock to the Southern California desert for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. Now in its 17th year, the event has expanded to eight booming stages and tents where musicians perform. We visited on the first of the event’s two weekends—the second weekend kicks off on Friday—for a look at the personal effects and habits of musicians and others helping to make the festival happen.

This was a fun article by Leah Latella at WSJ. Lots of pics too.

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13:17
Khoi Vinh on the Apple Pencil

I’m still having a lot of fun with Apple Pencil and Adobe Illustrator Draw (see what I made with them last week). Here’s a new drawing, of a young Elvis Costello. I’m not sure if I got the likeness really right, as portraits are not really my thing. But I do know I had a lot of fun doing it.

Khoi is a talented guy and I have a lot of respect for him.

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13:11
Apple: Inspiration for Teachers

Tips, lesson materials, stories, and other resources to help you get the most out of your Apple products and bring fresh ideas to your classroom.

I love the sites Apple puts together for education. It’s so important to help teachers integrate technology into the classroom.

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13:10
Almost Nothing About the 'Apple Harvests Gold...

Jason Koebler, reporting for Motherboard: You may have seen a viral headline floating around over the last few days: Apple recycled $40 million worth of gold last year, which was extracted from iPhones. Almost none of what was reported is true. [...] Here is the truth: Apple paid independent recyclers to recycle old electronics -- which were almost never Apple products, by the way -- because it's required by law to do so. Far from banking $40 million on the prospect, Apple likely ended up taking an overall monetary loss. This is not because Apple is a bad actor or is hiding anything, it's simply how the industry works. All electronics manufacturers that sell products in the United States are required to do e-waste recycling under laws enacted in 25 states. The laws are different in each state, but none of them require Apple to recycle Apple products. Instead, they usually require manufacturers to recycle a certain amount of pounds of e-waste, which is linked to either their market...

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12:45
Happy Hour Podcast 063 | New MacBooks, future iPhone...

In this episode, Benjamin and Jeff talk about the newly announced MacBooks, speculate on future MacBooks and iPhone redesigns, as well as the WWDC announcement and early expectations for Apple’s upcoming software announcements for iOS 10, OS X 10.12 (macOS?), watchOS and tvOS. The Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and through our dedicated RSS feed.

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12:44
Poll: Should Apple give its other products the rose...

Yesterday Apple updated its 12-inch MacBook with some refreshed internal components and new a rose gold color. We already heard you loud and clear when we asked if Apple should bring new color options with the iPhone 7, but should it also give its other products and accessories the rose gold, gold, space gray treatment?

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12:30
Rumor: Control of user data railroaded 'Project...

Apple was said to be involved in negotiations with automakers BMW and Daimler, but discussions fell apart because the parties couldn't agree on who would own and protect the data associated with a connected, self-driving car.

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12:23
Typinator 6.9 makes switching from TextExpander a...

For those of you thinking about making the switch, this may help. Typinator is a well regarded piece of software.

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11:44
Google's Inbox puts organizing skills to work...

Google named its new email app Inbox for a reason: the company wants it to be the hub for a lot more than just mail. 

That vision is expanding, as Google unveiled three new features that are coming to the Android, iOS, and web apps. The first organizes event details based on messages around the same topic. Inbox will then use those details to keep all the information about that upcoming outing up to date.

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Inbox will now organize emails based on a shared event.

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11:30
Can Switzerland Become a Safe Haven For the World...

An anonymous reader shares an interesting article on Daily Dot which lists a number of reasons why Switzerland should be deemed as the nation for storing all of your data. The article reads: As United States and European Union regulators debate a sweeping new data-privacy agreement, Switzerland is presenting itself as a viable neutral location for storing the world's data thanks to strict privacy laws and ideal infrastructure. The Swiss constitution guarantees data privacy under Article 13. The country's laws protecting privacy are similar to those enacted by the E.U. Swiss data protections are also, in some cases, much stricter than those of the E.U., according to Nicola Benz, attorney at Swiss law firm Froriep. And since Switzerland is not part of the E.U., data stored there remains outside the reach of the union's authorities. [...] The country's tight privacy laws could make the small nation more attractive to privacy-focused start-ups. And it already has that momentum. After...

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11:29
Review: Qwerkywriter, the Bluetooth keyboard that...

I’m old enough to have started writing on a typewriter – albeit, as a kid. I couldn’t imagine going back to one now, but there is something rather lovely about the sound and rhythm of the keys. For creative writing, I actually use an app that creates simulated typewriter sounds, simply because I find that puts me in the right mindset.

So when I spotted the Qwerkywriter on Kickstarter ages ago, I always meant to check it out. A recent post on 9to5Toys reminded me about it. From photos, I loved the look. My questions were whether it would look as good in real-life as it does in the photos, whether it would turn out to be a novelty or a serious keyboard – and whether it could possibly justify that $349 price-tag?

So yesterday...

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11:21
News: Apple releases second developer betas for iOS...

Apple has released the second developer betas for iOS 9.3.2 and watchOS 2.2.1. As with the prior beta, the sparse release notes and minor version numbers suggest that the betas are primarily focused on bug fixes and performance improvements and do not likely include any new user-facing features. The new betas are available to registered developers from Apple’s Developer Site; those developers who installed the necessary beta configuration profiles…

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11:19
How-To: Create an Apple Music playlist preview widget

If you’re an Apple Music subscriber, Apple makes it easy to create an embeddable playlist preview widget via its Apple Music website. All it takes is the share URL from the playlist of your choice, and the widget generator does the rest of the heavy lifting.

The widget is limited to 30-second previews of all of the songs included in the selected playlist. At the bottom of the widget, you’ll find a link to Apple Music, where playlist listeners who aren’t yet subscribers can sign up for a free 3-month trial subscription. more…

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11:18
Europe charges Google over Android licensing...

The European Commission has alleged demands by Google on phone makers regarding its Android operating system are anti-competitive.

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11:15
The Week in Mac Apps: Map your photos with the new...

...plus, create your own crossword puzzles

This week’s roundup of new Mac apps shows off an updated version of HoudahGeo 5, a tool for geo-tagging your photos. Plus, apps for creating desktop backgrounds, crossword puzzles, and more.

Cookie 5 - More privacy, better browsing 5.0.4

If you’re looking to gain more control over your browser experience, SweetP Productions’s $8 Cookie 5 (Mac App Store Link) offers a solid solution to managing your privacy.

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10:51
Apple Watch Hermes now available from Apple &...

The special Hermes models of the Apple Watch can now be bought from Apple and Hermes stores in 17 more cities worldwide, on top of the original handful of locations, Apple announced via its website.

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10:50
Article: Filling the Gap: A look at third-party...

Apple’s rollout of HomeKit has been an interesting one — a behind-the-scenes framework introduced in iOS 8 that was mostly invisible until the first HomeKit accessories began to make it to the market, more than a year later. From the beginning, Apple provided no HomeKit app or user interface of its own beyond the most basic Settings options, instead relying on third-party developers — usually hardware makers — to fill the gap by providing…

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10:43
EU Levels Antitrust Charges Against Abusive Android


The European Commission on Wednesday charged that Google breached EU antitrust rules by seeking to maintain and expand the dominance of its Android operating system. "A competitive mobile Internet sector is increasingly important for consumers and businesses in Europe," said the EC's antitrust chief, Margrethe Vestager. "Based on our investigation thus far, we believe that Google's behavior denies consumers a wider choice of mobile apps and services and stands in the way of innovation by other players, in breach of EU antitrust rules."

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10:35
StorNext FX 5.2.2 clients Windows & Linux

Forums: General Xsan Talk

I'm thinking of purchasing one/two client for Windows and Linux to accompany a small Xsan 4.1. setup used for postproduction work.

Would the StorNext-Fx-4.7 license (link below) entitle you to the later versions? i.e. StorNext-Fx 5.2.2 so it's compatible with Xsan 4.1.

https://www.cdw.com/shop/products/Quantum-StorNext-FX-v.-4.7-or-later-li...

It seems a relatively simple question but I can't find the answer anywhere.

Thanks in advance

Damien

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10:15
AC/DC’s Brian Johnson releases statement

I feel so bad for Brian.

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10:09
Podcast 504: New MacBooks and WWDC 2016 dates

Sometimes new Apple products are announced with fanfare at a fancy event. Sometimes they just get a new processor and a press release. The first MacBook got an event, and on Tuesday Apple put out a press release about the second MacBook revision, with a processor bump, a new rose gold color, and an extra hour of battery life. Glenn and Susie are a bit underwhelmed by this underwhelming development, but Glenn’s still really enjoying the first-gen MacBook he’s used all year.

Elsewhere, Apple’s encryption tussle with the government has moved to New York, and Apple filed a briefing last week pointing out the weakness of the government’s appeal. And WWDC dates were announced: June 13 to 17 in San Francisco. A lottery is on now for tickets, and hotel rooms are already expensive, so our pro tip is to consider staying in beautiful downtown Oakland and riding BART to San Francisco instead. Can’t wait!

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10:07
Apple issues second beta of iOS 9.3.2, restores...

Members of Apple's registered developer program can now get their hands on a second pre-release beta of iOS 9.3.2, a forthcoming maintenance and security update for iPhone and iPad that also restores the ability to use Night Shift while in Low Power Mode. New betas of watchOS 2.2.1 and OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 are also available.

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10:05
Final Cut Pro X helps small company delight world’s...

When Trim Editing started creating music videos over a decade ago, just paying the rent was a huge accomplishment. Now, the small East London company is crafting award-winning visuals for big brands — like Audi, Nike, Adidas, and Guinness — propelled by the power of Final Cut Pro X. The video editing software’s comprehensive features allow Trim Editing to organize film and audio clips, pull together compelling projects, and make changes on the fly. “When I’m playing back an edit for a director, they’ll say, ‘Okay, let’s go and make those changes I talked about.’ I’ll say, ‘Oh, no, they’re already done,’ and we’ll jump back and watch it again. People can’t believe that I’ve magically done the change before we even finish playback,” says editor Thomas Grove Carter.

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09:57
Using Apple Watch to control Apple TV

I thought this was a great article. I’ll give this a try later today.

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09:46
Mac: WaterField Designs Atelier Folio

WaterField Designs has released the leather Atelier Folio ($109) to compliment the newly updated 12” MacBook. The simple cognac-colored sleeve is created from a single cow hide, lined with red Ultrasuede scratch-free microfiber and has an invisible magnet inside the leather fastener to hold the case shut. The slim sheath measures 12.25” by 8” and is designed to mold gradually to the shape of the MacBook, providing an even closer fit over time. The Atelier Folio is available for pre-order now with shipments set to begin on May 12.

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09:43
Apple, Google workers among top donors to Bernie...

Google and Apple are among the most common employers of people donating to the campaign of Bernie Sanders, who's vying against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections.

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09:25
External Link: Why Apple Stinks at Services

Analyst Ben Thompson takes a hard look at Apple’s organizational structure to explain why the company excels at hardware, but performs poorly with services. Using DuPont’s shaky pivot from gunpowder to paint, Thompson illustrates why it will take a major organizational shakeup for Apple to succeed in services. With its executives indicating that they believe services are important to the future of the company, Apple may have no other choice than to create an entirely new division with a corporate structure better suited for online services, while separately maintaining the existing structure that has been so successful with hardware.

 

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09:19
Apple to pay $24.9 million to settle Siri patent...

Apple has agreed to pay $24.9 million to a patent holding company to resolve a 5-year-old lawsuit accusing Siri of infringing one of its patents.

Apple will pay the money to Marathon Patent Group, the parent company of Texas firm Dynamic Advances, which held an exclusive license to a 2007 patent covering natural language user interfaces for enterprise databases. Marathon reported the settlement in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday.

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08:14
Apple adds more than 50 new banks and credit unions...

In addition to adding Apple Pay support to its sixth country, Singapore, recently, Apple added yet another crop of United States banks and credit unions that can add their credit and debit cards to Apple Pay.

The list goes as follows:

Access Federal Credit Union
Alcoa Tenn Federal Credit Union
Audubon Savings Bank
Bank of Stockton
Barrington Bank & Trust Company N.A.
Beverly Bank & Trust Company N.A.
Champlain National Bank
Community Trust Bank
Connected Credit Union

Country Club Bank
Crystal Lake Bank & Trust Company N.A.
Englewood Bank & Trust
Financial Horizons Credit Union
Financial Plus Credit Union
First & Farmers National Bank
First...

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08:04
News: Apple to pay $24.9 million to settle Siri...

Apple has agreed to pay $24.9 million to a Dallas company that claims Siri’s voice technology violates one of its patents, Albany Business Review reports. The years-long case alleged Siri was developed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2007, four years before Apple introduced the voice assistant with the iPhone 4s. Dallas-based Dynamic Advances licensed the patent from Rensselaer and stands to gain $5 million from Apple after dropping its…

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07:52
Review: LG’s 34″ UltraWide curved monitor is great...

As someone who uses timeline-based apps such as Logic Pro X and Final Cut Pro X on a regular basis, horizontal display real estate is incredibly important to me. When it comes to editing video and audio, the bigger the monitor the better.

With the recent popularity of extra-wide 21:9 monitors, I’ve come to understand that width can make a major difference in managing timeline-based editing workflows as well. The extra horizontal real estate is also a nice option for watching movies shot with a 2.39:1 aspect ratio.

With this in mind, I’ve been looking forward to going hands-on with a 21:9 display. LG’s 34UC98 UltraWide IPS monitor is not only extremely wide at 3440 x 1440, but it’s curved as well. How does this new display fit...

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07:28
News: FBI found no relevant information on terrorist...

The FBI has told CNN that it found no useful information on San Bernardino terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook’s iPhone, but said the lack of information actually provided some answers. At issue was an 18-minute gap during which authorities couldn’t account for the actions of Farook and his wife. The iPhone hack eliminated the possibility that the couple used the phone to engage in communication with a third party, allowing the FBI to rule out…

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07:07
Apple hires former Tesla VP of Vehicle Engineering...

Porritt was a former Chief Engineer at Aston Martin, certainly a solid hire for Apple, not a “Tesla Graveyard” pick.

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07:01
Chatbots land on Skype's Mac client and web app

If you’ve been dying to try out Skype bots but don't have a Windows PC, Android, or iOS device to chat on, you’re finally in luck. Skype recently rolled out bot integration to the Mac client and the service’s beta web app.

There are only six bots to try out right now, which is to be expected since this is still a preview feature. Despite the small numbers, some of the automated services are fairly useful. Give Bing News some keywords such as “Presidential election” and you get three recent headlines for that topic.

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06:56
News: Web previews popping up for some Apple TV apps

Apple has started making preview pages for some Apple TV apps viewable in iTunes from a web browser, finally making it easier to share links to interesting apps with friends, or on social media. While iOS and Mac apps have been visible in iTunes web previews for years, this is a new development for tvOS — it should solve a big problem for developers trying to link to their apps from their own websites or social media pages. First spotted by Twitter…

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06:40
External Link: Apple Joins Tech Giants to Call Anti-...

Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Diane Feinstein (D-CA) have proposed a bill that would punish companies like Apple that refuse to comply with decryption orders. Now the Reform Government Surveillance Coalition, which includes Apple, Dropbox, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter, has published an open letter calling the proposed legislation “unworkable,” saying that it would “weaken the very defenses we need to protect us from people who want to cause economic and physical harm.” So far, there isn’t much cause for alarm, because the bill is only a draft; it’s still a long way from even reaching the Senate floor, much less becoming law. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) has vowed to filibuster the bill if it reaches the Senate floor.

 

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: iRig Mic Field: Audio & Video...

Today in iLounge Deals you can pick up the iRig Mic Field Audio & Video Recorder for only $74.99 — that’s 25% off the regular price. This handy mic lets you capture high-quality audio on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, with digital audio quality via the built-in Lightning connector and an integrated headphone port for immediate and real-time audio monitoring. You can rotate the microphone 90° for optimal audio pickup and the multicolour…

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05:54
Apple, others pen letter opposing the anti-...

The Reform Government Surveillance coalition — which includes Apple, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, and Yahoo! — have written a letter to the two Senators behind the anti-encryption Burr-Feinstein bill explaining why it’s a very bad thing.

Among its many provisions, the draft bill mandates that tech companies make all of their online data "intelligible" when presented with a court order. The bill defines intelligible as "decrypted, deciphered, decoded, demodulated, or deobfuscated" to "the Government of the United States and the government of the District of Columbia, or any commonwealth or possession of the United States, of an Indian Tribe, or of any State or political subdivision thereof.”

This bill — proposed by Sens. Richard Burr (R) of North Carolina and Dianne Feinstein (D) of California (both pictured) — would make us all less safe. t would force American companies to keep...

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05:32
Apple employees among the top contributors to Bernie...

Funding data published by the Federal Elections Commission reveals that the largest donors to Bernie Sanders’ election campaign PACs were employees of tech companies. Employees of Google parent company Alphabet donated the most, at a little over a quarter of a million dollars, while Apple employees collectively donated $85k.

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05:13
Europe files antitrust charges against Google over...

The European Commission on Wednesday made new antitrust charges against Google, alleging that the company foisted its search application and the Chrome browser on Android smartphones makers as a condition to license its other apps and services.

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05:00
IDC: ‘ultra-thin, portable’ products will become...

Good news for the iPad Pro: a new analysis from the...

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05:00
MIT Researchers Forge New Weapon for Code Warriors


MIT researchers have developed a fast, accurate system for identifying security flaws in Web apps written in Ruby on Rails, according to news reports published last week. In tests the researchers -- MIT Professor Daniel Jackson and Joseph Near, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California at Berkeley -- performed on 50 popular RoR apps, they uncovered 23 previously undiscovered security flaws. What's more, the longest amount of time it took to analyze any one program was 64 seconds.

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