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Friday April 3

05:00
The Apple Watch as Bullsh*t Filter? We Can Only Hope


In "iPhone Killer: The Secret History of the Apple Watch," David Pierce doesn't reveal any serious secrets -- because Apple never does -- but he does illuminate the early days of the Apple Watch, centering on an interview with Kevin Lynch, Apple's vice president of technology. It's an interesting read for sure -- an easy recommend for any Apple enthusiast. And the most interesting "secret?" The Apple Watch was created as a bullsh*t filter designed to save the world from the tyranny of iPhones. No kidding.

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05:00
The Week in iOS Apps: More from Marvel

More from Marvel

This week’s roundup of apps includes a new “brawler” game featuring the greatest heroes in the Marvel universe. Plus: Games, photo apps, and more.

Automatic

Automatic improves your driving experience by taking data transmitted from a sensor installed in your vehicle and displaying it on your iPhone. Its latest update lets you use and collect the car’s data even if you don’t bring the phone with you; next time you do bring the phone, you’ll be able to download the distance, fuel efficiency, duration and more data. 

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04:48
Megawatt electric race car chases prestigious...

Think Tesla's top-of-the-line, dual-motor-equipped P85D electric car is fast? Think again. Drive eO, an electric and hybrid car specialist in Latvia, is developing a one megawatt electric race car to take on the prestigious Pikes Peak International H...

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04:00
How to solve the five biggest Messages and FaceTime...

Apple’s messaging system works brilliantly—most of the time. So, when something goes wrong, it’s easy to become frustrated. Shouldn’t these things just work?

To understand FaceTime and Messages on their own, it helps to understand how these services work together. To start, there’s Messages—the OS X and iOS hub for instant messaging platforms, iMessages, and SMS-based text messages. Within Messages, you’ll also find your iMessage conversations, the text-like messages that replace standard SMS texts when you’re messaging between Apple devices. Finally, there’s FaceTime, an OS X and iOS app that handles real-time video chatting. (FaceTime replaced iChat on the Mac a few years ago.)

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03:55
Filmmakers hack drone to carry 1,000 fps 4K camera

There are 4K cameras and drones, and then there's the Phantom Flex4K and the Aerigon drone --products that top the bad-assery charts in both categories. Drone cinematography outfit Brain Farm decided to pair them up, resulting in a video exactly as i...

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03:44
iPad turns 5: What Apple's tablet has meant to...

The iPad was rumored long before it was announced—luckily the one about it costing $1,000 wasn’t true—but even after Steve Jobs walked us through its apps and features, we still didn’t get it, not exactly. People said it was just a big iPod touch. Those people were wrong.

Once the first iPad shipped April 3, 2010, it quickly became clear: the iPad is a game-changer. It wasn’t the first tablet, but it was the first one that really mattered to the world, and the rest of the industry has been trying to catch up ever since—for five years and counting.

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03:03
Snapchat transparency report shows cops don't...

Snapchat's spent the better part of the last year doing its best to dispel the notion that it's just an insecure way of letting people see your genitals. It's already started to refashion itself as a media platform and a money wire service, but now t...

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Thursday April 2

20:04
Apple Watch uses Force Touch to change animated...

Week four of Christy Turlington Burns' Apple Watch diary finds the supermodel in California, where she reveals a few more tidbits about the device's user interface and how it keeps her motivated.

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19:17
Bloomberg: Samsung to produce Apple’s A9 chip for...

Bloomberg reports that Samsung has signed on to provide A9 chips to Apple for the next-generation iPhone. Apple moved to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) in 2013 for its processors, looking to reduce its reliance on Samsung, who is a major competitor in the smartphone space and a legal foe. With that said, it was reported last September that Samsung was still supplying 40 percent of the A8 chips found in the iPhone 6 despite Apple’s attempt to part ways.

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18:17
Samsung reportedly wins contract to supply 'A9...

A report on Thursday once again affirms rumors that Apple is contracting Samsung to manufacture A-series processors expected for inclusion in next-generation iPhone handsets.

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17:00
Today in the App Store -- Waze, A Day In The Woods...

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. Today's notable apps include a discount on The Minims - A New Beginning, the new A Day In The Woods game and an update to Waze . All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

Quiet, Please! [Now free, down from $0.99] After an annoying day at school, you just want some peace and quiet. But everything at home is so noisy!

Snap Save - save your photos and videos for snapchat free [Now free, down from $2.99] Save your snaps without the other person knowing!

Path Input: Better...

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16:00
The Week in iPhone Cases: A Qi wireless-charging...

From deep-sea protection to wireless charging

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases includes a waterproof case from Livelloo, a folio with built-in storage from Urban Armor Gear, and extra battery power from Unu.

Livelloo

Planning a summer diving or snorkeling trip? You’ll need your iPhone to take pics, but make sure you pick out a good waterproof case first. The Mermaid 5 (iPhone 5/5s; $80) is guaranteed by the manufacturer to be waterproof up to 80 feet while still giving you full access to all of the iPhone’s camera functions.

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15:00
AWT News Update: April 2, 2015

New apps, software updates, vending machines and fast Internet are all in the news today on the AWT News Update:

  • Adobe releases a new app - Adobe Slate - for iPad
  • Microsoft Outlook for iOS received an update providing some features that should make corporate users of the app happy
  • Drexel University creates a vending machine for lending iPads to students and local residents
  • Comcast announces that it will begin rolling out 2 Gbps broadband to homes in the Atlanta area next month

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14:47
Drexel University installs iPad rental vending...

Philadelphians living near Drexel University can now rent one of a dozen iPads thanks to a new vending machine installed at the school's Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships.

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14:30
Ultrabook Plus: The 2015 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro...


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The 2015 MacBook Air is a bit out-of-step with the times, but the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro doesn't have that problem yet. Its design is just a couple of years old, and it still makes a strong case for itself next to the MacBook Air and the MacBook Air-alikes that dominate the market for high-end 13-inch laptops.

We've already compared the Air and the Pro head-to-head, but today we're taking some time to talk about the Pro by itself. The design is the same as last year's, and it picks up only a handful of truly new features—Thunderbolt 2 and improved 4K support are probably the biggest ones. Between the performance improvements...

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14:26
Discrimination double standard

Liz Gannes:

A who’s who of leaders from companies such as Yelp, Square, Twitter, Lyft, Airbnb, eBay, PayPal and others signed their names to a petition today urging legislatures to forbid discrimination or denial of services to anyone, saying, “Discrimination is bad for business.” Petition leader Max Levchin, a PayPal co-founder and currently CEO of finance startup Affirm, told Re/code: “I am asking all CEOs to evaluate their relationships and investments in states that do not specifically protect LGBT people from discrimination.”

That’s great and even admirable, except that here on the home front, Silicon Valley has its own very obvious discrimination problems. Gender is a big one. Race is another.

Good read.

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14:11
Microsoft debuts Office Lens for iPhone, OmniFocus 2...

Microsoft on Thursday released a new scanning app for the iPhone, Office Lens, while Omni Group's OmniFocus 2 has become a universal title on iOS, eliminating the need for separate iPhone and iPad downloads of the professional task manager.

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14:10
Drexel University installs iPad vending machine to...

Drexel University and the Free Library of Philadelphia are introducing what might be one of the first vending machines that lends out iPads to both students and local residents. The self-serve kiosk is located at the university and holds a dozen iPads that students and locals can checkout using their Free Library of Philadelphia card or Drexel student ID:

Residents of Philadelphia’s Mantua and Powelton Village neighborhoods bordering Drexel’s campus will be able to use their Free Library of Philadelphia card to sign out an iPad...

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13:40
Samsung Galaxy S6: If Looks Could Kill


Samsung's upcoming pair of flagship smartphones are distinguished by their form factors. The Galaxy S6 edge is almost identical to the $650 Galaxy S6, but, for an additional $100, users get a display that spills over its sides, allowing notifications to appear along its marquee-like edges, without rousing the handset's display in full. Reviews of the S6 and S6 edge have been warm all around, holding true to a trend that's been going on for several Galaxy releases.

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13:23
4 handy options for adding storage to your iPhone or...

Part of breaking free from using a dedicated computer is figuring out a storage solution. Apple’s made it a tad easier by doubling the second and third tier storage levels of recent iOS devices to 64GB and 128GB respectively. That’s better than the paltry 16GB entry-level models, but when you look at using an iPad as your only computer, even 128GB might not be enough.

Luckily, there are accessories and storage solutions for iOS devices that make increasing storage easy and inexpensive. I took a look at a few different options, mixing wireless storage with devices that connect to Apple’s Lightning port.

Having never used a portable storage solution in any capacity, I wasn’t sure what to expect. But at the end of it all, I was pleasantly surprised.

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13:14
Apple ranks 8th on list of companies with most...

Apple last year placed eighth in a list of companies granted the most mobile patents, above most of the industry but below some of its chief rivals, a new market report revealed on Thursday.

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12:57
Sorry, Tidal: Why I'm waiting for Apple to...

The new generation of music fans buys an album once or twice a year, usually from artists who withheld their latest releases from Spotify (Beyoncé, I’m looking at you). They have no use for a giant library of songs, preferring to build varied playlists and move on to the next big thing when it strikes. I am one of these people. 

Artists finally understand this new breed of listener, which is why they’re joining forces to promote new(ish) streaming service Tidal. Hip-hop icon Jay Z acquired Tidal’s parent company, Aspiro, for $56.2 million last month and relaunched the streaming service in the States on Monday with a little help from wife Beyoncé and pals like Rihanna, Madonna, Coldplay, and Deadmau5. Jay’s pitch to artists is simple: You’ll get more money from Tidal streams than Spotify ones.

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12:53
External Link: Comcast Introducing 2 Gbps Internet...

Feeling the pressure from Google Fiber and others, Comcast has announced that it will be rolling out a new 2 Gbps fiber-optic Internet service in Atlanta next month. Comcast said that it plans to expand the service as quickly as possible, covering 18 million American homes by the end of 2015. The company is also planning a 1 Gbps service for 2016, which it said should be available to almost every customer.

 

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12:30
Throwback Thursday: "High capacity storage...

Ahhh, those were the days. If your wallet was full of cash or you had a decent amount of available credit on your credit card, you could pick up one of these babies -- a "ten plus megabyte" Macbottom hard drive for your Mac 128K or 512K. All you had to do is call 1-800-MACBUTT (I am not making this up) to order one.

CLICK TO EXPAND PICTURE. FROM OCTOBER 1985 ISSUE OF MACUSER MAGAZINE

Not only did this device offer tons of storage, but it was faster than a floppy drive. You either plugged it into your printer or modem port, and it would load your favorite business apps in minutes! Macbottom sat right under your Mac, foreseeing today's products like the NewerTechnology miniStack Max that sits under a Mac mini. And it only weighed "less than five pounds"!

While I wasn't able to find a price tag for one of these drives anywhere in the October 1985 MacUser that this ad came from (it was...

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12:19
Review: Incipio’s offGRID Shine expands iPhone 6...

Apple’s lack of interest in releasing official iPhone 6 docks has created an opportunity for third-party product developers, notably including HiRise maker Twelve South and battery case maker Mophie, which is rolling out iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus versions of its Juice Pack Dock. Incipio has decided to join the pack with its own options: the offGRID Dock ($40) and several new offGRID battery cases, starting with...

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12:00
Twitterrific 5.10 for iPhone adds muting, muffling,...

The workers at the Iconfactory have released Twitterrific 5.10 for iPhone (free with in-app purchases) with some very nice new features, including drafts, muffle and mute. 

Drafts

I'm liking drafts a whole lot. To send a tweet to your drafts library, simply tap "close" after composing it, and then hit "Save Draft." When you're ready to publish, tap the paper icon at the bottom of the compose window to flip it over and reveal your list of drafts. From here you've got two options. 

The Copy Drafts button will puts the saved tweet into the current compose field and copies it to the clipboard. The other button moves the draft to the compose field, deleting it from your drafts queue. Note that the former method keeps your draft in the queue while the latter deletes it. If there's a message that you'll re-use...

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11:59
Apple pushes sixth OS X 10.10.3 beta to developers...

As Apple continues to refine the next update to its desktop operating system, the company seeded a sixth pre-release version of OS X 10.10.3 to developers and members of the OS X public beta program on Thursday.

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11:19
Apple releases OS X 10.10.3 build 14D130a for public...

Three days after the last release, Apple has seeded an updated build of the OS X 10.10.3 software update for Mac. The new build ranks in at 14D130a, just a few steps above the 14D127 build released at the start of the week, for both developers and public beta testers. The update measures in at 1.52GB and highlights stability and security improvements.

The new version of OS X Yosemite includes the all-new Photos for Mac app, new and diverse emoji characters, improved login for Google accounts, and...

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11:09
Envisioning Apple’s next-gen Watch: new materials,...

Will the first generation Apple Watch become collectible? Or will your shiny new Apple Watch go the way of old iPhones and iPads in a year or two when the upgrade to a newer, likely more feature-filled model proves too hard to resist?

If Apple follows the release cycles of its other products, the Apple Watch could see at least a minor refresh every year and perhaps even a larger overhaul every other year, much like we see with Apple’s iPhones and iPads.

What might Apple’s second and third-generation Apple Watch collections look like? And what will that mean for owners of the current collection?

With a lot of help from our friend Antonio De Rosa of...

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11:01
External Link: Lisa Jackson on Apple and Renewable...

Lisa Jackson, former head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and current Apple VP of Environmental Initiatives sat down with the Wall Street Journal to discuss Apple’s commitment to renewable energy. While Apple is working to make all of its U.S. interests run on renewable power, there’s much to be done overseas, where most of Apple’s products are manufactured.

 

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10:58
First look: Office Lens scans documents and...

For a world going paperless, there’s still an awful lot of paper around. And when you’re in a meeting with a group of people, scribbling ideas and diagrams on a whiteboard is still more efficient than trying to collaborate on one computer.

But when it’s time to actually do work with all that paper and all those whiteboard images, Microsoft has a new way to get them into your computer and ready to edit in the Office apps you use every day. It’s called Office Lens, and it launched Thursday for the iPhone.

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10:30
Twitter's Periscope tackles interface and bug...

Twitter today released its first update to Periscope, solving a variety of early glitches and interface issues, while Google upgraded its Waze navigation app to be faster and offer several new features, such as a traffic bar.

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10:30
Hands-on: Adobe Slate takes another stab at “visual...

Adobe just launched a new iPad app that aims to make anyone feel like a magazine editor.

It’s called Adobe Slate, and it offers a way to mash up words and pictures into slick-looking stories for the web. Slate automates things like animations and transitions, and purposely limits control over fonts and formatting, so that anyone can make a good-looking story with no design know-how.

The end-result is a webpage, hosted by Adobe, that automatically formats itself to fit any screen size. (Here’s an example.) Slate is available now as a free app for the iPad.

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10:00
Update to popular Scanbot app adds two powerful...

With as many apps as I have on my iPhone 6 Plus, I usually put them all in nicely arranged folders. There's an exception, though -- Scanbot (free with in-app purchases) always remains on my Home screen because I use it constantly. It was just a year ago that the app was launched, and the developers announced that over 1.75 million people have now downloaded Scanbot. Today the app received an update to version 3.7, and the developers added some extremely powerful integrations to the mix as well.

The free Scanbot Standard app added integrations to Slack and Wunderlist. That first integration will be extremely useful to those of us here at Apple World Today, as we use Slack as our team collaboration app. The update allows scans to be uploaded to conversations and...

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09:21
Rumor: Apple asking TV networks to pick up...

Apple may be asking other parties to pick up the tab when it comes to handling the costs and responsibilities of its proposed streaming video service.

Apple, in turn, will provide the content.

Industry executives have indicated that Apple has asked the TV networks to take on both the cost and responsibility of running Apple’s proposed streaming services which Apple would like to launch next fall.

This isn’t entirely new, as many networks and services work with content delivery networks and other providers for such tasks.

Streaming costs aren’t known to be prohibitively expensive, which is what’s...

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09:16
9to5Toys Last Call: 11″ MacBook Air (early 2014) $...

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Today’s can’t miss deals:
Last Call Updates:

  • Mac/iOS App Store promo...
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09:10
Wired chronicles the history and development of the...

Ahead of the Apple Watch debut later this month, Wired's David Pierce interviewed Apple's Kevin Lynch, who left Adobe in 2013 and joined the Cupertino company. The long-form article doesn't focus on Lynch exclusively; rather it chronices the history and development of the Apple Watch.

In his conversation, Lynch reveals that Apple developed the Watch to solve a problem it created with the iPhone -- too much time interacting with a phone and not enough undistracted time with other people.

“We’re so connected, kind of ever-presently, with technology now,” Lynch says. “People are carrying their phones with them and looking at the screen so much.” They’ve glared down their noses at those who bury themselves in their phones at the dinner table and then absentmindedly thrust hands into their own pockets at every ding or buzz. “People want that level of engagement,” Lynch says. “But how do we provide it in a way...

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09:02
Apple's iPhone grows to 27.6% of Chinese...

The iPhone's share of the Chinese smartphone market rose to a new all-time high of 27.6 percent in a three-month period ending in February, driven primarily by sales of the iPhone 6, according to industry research data published on Thursday.

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09:00
Microsoft brings its OneNote scanner to the iPhone...



Microsoft is bringing its OneNote scanner app called Office Lens to the iPhone after first launching on Windows Phone a year ago. Office Lens is similar to other on-the-go scanner apps letting you use your iPhone camera to capture information from receipts, documents, and other information around you. Office Lens is different, however, because it’s connected directly with OneNote, Microsoft’s cloud-syncing notebook service.

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08:52
KGI: 4 inch iPhone ‘unlikely’ for 2015, Force Touch...

In a new report from KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo, the analyst claims that a new four inch iPhone is unlikely for 2015. This contradicts some recent reports and supposed 4-inch ‘6C’ case leaks, but KGI is generally more reliable than other analysts. We would still be wary of any such predictions however, given that mass production of iPhone models will not be started for a few months giving plenty of time for Apple to change plans.

KGI also notes that whilst the next-generation 4.7 and 5.5 inch iPhones will feature pressure-sensitive Force Touch technology, it will work differently to what customers will see in the Apple Watch, new MacBook and updated 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro...

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08:40
Rumor: Apple to bring Force Touch components, other...

Apple may be bringing its Force Touch technology to the next generation of iPhones along with other changes.

A recent source has indicated that Apple partner TPK could be the sole supplier of force sensing components for the iPhone 6S Plus and Apple Watch. If true, it’s estimated that the parts could increase the cost of the 6s Plus by US$13 to US$14, compared to the US$4 to US$5 it is believed to cost for each Apple Watch.

Such a move would follow Apple’s current practice of integrating more advanced technology in the larger iPhone. The iPhone 6 Plus boasts an optically-stabilized camera, an option that the smaller iPhone 6...

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08:37
Skype iOS app adding language support for Vietnamese...

Skype is about to add support for 12 new languages to its iOS app in an update arriving over the next week.

The new languages include Croatian, Slovak, Catalan, Vietnamese, Thai, Hindi, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Turkish, and Estonian.

The update follows version 5.11 released last month with language support for Czech, Romanian and Ukrainian.

The new Skype app, version 5.12, will be available on the App Store sometime in the coming week.

Skype’s Qik iPhone app is also receiving an update today:

We created 8 new...

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08:15
Apple modeling Apple Watch try-on/appointment...

The scheduling and appointment-based changes that seem to be effective for the Genius Bar will apparently be used for Apple Watch try-ons and appointments.

Recently, sources have indicated that Apple will be focusing on appointments to try on and view the Apple Watch upon its release later this month. These changes, which are similar to those that have been implemented at the Genius Bar (wherein the Genius Bar will handle walk-in appointments by taking a customer’s cell phone number, encouraging them to walk around and then texting updates as to their waiting times), will also be used for Apple Watch customers.

Interestingly, Apple Watch...

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07:53
Force Touch for iPhone expected to bring about most...

Apple may name this year's iPhone upgrade the "iPhone 7," instead of the "iPhone 6s," because the addition of Force Touch input will represent such a significant change to the user interface, according to one well-connected insider.

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07:47
Even the Apple Watch was searching for a problem to...

When Apple started dreaming up a smartwatch in 2011, it didn’t know exactly why people would need such a thing.

The actual problem that the Apple Watch will try to solve—saving us from staring at our phones all the time—was determined later in the development process, according to an exclusive Wired story that interviews key Apple personnel.

The story points out that Jony Ive, Apple’s senior vice president of design, first thought about a watch in October 2011, after Steve Jobs died. He then took the idea to Alan Dye, head of Apple’s human interface group, along with others in the company’s design studio, which at the time was designing iOS 7.

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07:45
Review: Buying a contract free, certified used Apple...

Apple and most third-party vendors charge a hefty sum for a new, out-of-the-box iPhone, especially an unlocked model, but there is an alternative in the form of resale services such as Gazelle, which AppleInsider recently put to the test by ordering an iPhone 6.

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07:30
TrueCrypt cryptographic audit turns up little to fear

Most desktop cryptography relies on software created and maintained by corporations, often (not always) based on open standards, but requiring a level of trust in that firm’s ability to resist government efforts to weaken it as well as believing they can validate and audit their own code well enough to find and then repair serious flaws.

Open-source projects, whether in the world of free software or other license structures, supposedly had the advantage that anyone could examine the code for flaws or injections.

That’s turned out not to be the case, but things are getting better.

Truly cryptic

TrueCrypt is open-source virtual and full-disk encryption software that remains the only viable multiplatform option one could recommend that wasn’t tied to a company. The independent project was developed by anonymous programmers for a decade; they still aren’t identified. It works in Windows XP and later,...

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07:23
Rumor: Apple may limit Force Touch to the next-gen...

If Apple's pressure-sensing Force Touch technology does make its way to the next generation of iPhones, a new report from Taiwan suggests that it may be exclusive to the so-called "iPhone 6s Plus."

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07:09
Microsoft updates Outlook for iOS with new address...

The busy iOS developers at Microsoft have released an update to Outlook that features a new address book and improvements to calendar. 

First off, the People section now displays all contacts, not just the top few. Those who use Office 365 or Exchange Server at work can now search the global address list from the app. 

Meanwhile, the calendar now offers a three-day view in landscape mode and an improved day picker. Additionally, you can now easily remove cancelled appointments. 

Go and grab it and enjoy the newness now.

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07:00
Review: Griffin’s iTrip Bluetooth adds wireless...

Twelve years have passed since Griffin released its first iTrip, a breakthrough FM transmitter that enabled iPods to send music wirelessly to car and home stereos. The original model, a glossy white housing that sat atop early iPods like a tube of Chapstick, effectively defined iPod accessories for an entire generation of early adopters. And it was fun, too: using an radio antenna and brilliant software, iTrip could flood an empty FM radio channel with iPod music, acting like a pocket-sized pirate radio station.

Everything changed when the FCC cracked down on FM transmitters, forcing reductions in broadcasting power that made iTrips (and numerous competitors) sound staticky, reducing their appeal. Around the same time, Apple and car companies transitioned to better-...

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06:31
Apple Watch designers detail years of research and...

The Apple Watch underwent many iterations and refinements before its designers felt it would be comfortable to use on the wrist, including over a year of adjustments on the Taptic Engine alone, according to a new profile published on Thursday.

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06:22
Apple camera patent would allow high-resolution...

If you were wondering why Apple has ignored the megapixel race and stuck to a modest 8MP camera in its latest iPhones when almost every other manufacturer is cramming in as many pixels as physically possible, it’s all about image quality. While more pixels allow you to blow up photos to larger sizes, that comes at a cost. Squeezing more pixels into a tiny sensor means more noise, reducing quality, especially in low-light situations like bars and parties.

A clever patent granted today could allow future iPhones to have the best of both worlds, allowing higher-...

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06:11
External Link: Stolen iPhone Turns BuzzFeed Writer...

Matt Stopera’s iPhone was stolen at a bar in New York City. Whatever. A year later, photos from a guy in China start appearing in his iCloud photo stream. OK, that’s weird. Then he writes an article about it on BuzzFeed, and his story goes viral. In China. Now it’s getting stranger by the minute. Finally, he travels to China to meet the guy who ended up with his phone. That’s where it becomes truly insane, but also turns into a lovely tale of friendship across language and cultural barriers. Read it now, or if you’re really busy, you can wait for the movie. Yes, the movie.

 

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06:00
First look: Adobe Slate for iPad is an easy-to-use...

Building on a growing base of mobile creativity app offerings, Adobe on Thursday launched Slate, an iPad-only tool that lets users construct and publish online visually striking presentations, newsletters, reports and more.

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06:00
Adobe Slate lets you publish magazine-like stories...

Adobe is out today with its latest app for content creators on the iPad. The new Adobe Slate app is available for free and joins the similar Voice app Adobe launched last May. Where Adobe Voice focused on using the iPad and later the iPhone for story telling with the spokenword backed by visual elements, the new Adobe Slate app pairs text with fluid and customizable attractive layouts that look great whether you’re a designer or not.

Adobe Slate lets you publish written word around the web with rich design helping to tell your story. A story published by the app is called a Slate.

While a Slate is created from the iPad, anyone...

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05:35
External Link: Behind the Scenes of the Apple Watch

David Pierce of Wired offers an exclusive inside look at the development of the Apple Watch. While the watch was Apple SVP of Design Jony Ive’s vision, it was Kevin Lynch, Adobe’s former CTO who publicly battled Steve Jobs over Flash, who made it a product. The concept behind the Apple Watch is an interesting one: the iPhone is ruining your life, and it’s the Apple Watch’s mission to separate you from your phone. Pierce gives us a look at the Apple Watch’s rough beginnings, such as the original velcro strap, and a digital crown dongle created for the iPhone. It took more than a year for the Apple Watch team to perfect its sounds and taps to Jony Ive’s satisfaction.

 

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05:28
European antitrust authorities investigating Apple’s...

Apple’s planned rebranding and relaunch of the Beats streaming music service has not had the easiest of rides. The launch, initially planned for earlier this year, was delayed by the departure of key execs and difficulties integrating Beats and Apple technologies. A planned $5/month price-point had to be abandoned in favor of an attempt at $7.99/month when music labels wouldn’t play ball, and that too now looks increasingly unlikely even though Google Play offered...

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05:05
EU scrutinizing record labels over potential deals...

With Apple expected to rebrand and relaunch its acquired Beats Music service this summer, the company has already come under the watchful eye of the European Union, which has begun probing the company's plans even before the product is made official.

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05:00
Obama Draws Cyber Line in Sand


President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed an executive order that gives the Secretary of Treasury the authority to impose sanctions on entities found responsible for or complicit in carrying out a cyberattack harmful to U.S. interests. The Secretary of Treasury will have to consult with the Secretary of State and the Attorney General before enacting the powers granted under the order. "Starting today, we're giving notice to those who pose significant threats to our security or economy," said Obama.

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04:45
Like all mobile wallets before it, Apple Pay...

A recent study published by market research company Phoenix Marketing International found that 47 percent of all Apple Pay users shopping in a participating store were not able to use Apple Pay to complete a transaction at least once.

The finding reflects one of the biggest stumbling blocks that Apple Pay and its competitors face in trying to get people to adopt mobile payments—the fact that no payment platform can control the experience a customer has when they walk into a brick-and-mortar store.

Phoenix surveyed 3,000 people about their smartphone shopping habits. 523 of those were iPhone 6 users (currently the only model on which Apple Pay works), 350 were Apple Pay adopters (linking a card to the service), and 302 had made a purchase at least once in the four months since Apple Pay was introduced in late October.

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04:33
Apple Watch graces cover of Canada's '...

Academy Award nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld wears an Apple Watch Sport on the latest cover of popular Canadian fashion magazine Flare, in the latest cover story for Apple's soon-to-launch wearable.

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03:30
The plying game: An inside look at the voracious,...

Reviews are the lifeblood of online sales—as buyers, we rely heavily on the opinions of others to help inform our decisions. Sure, we research potential purchases first, but ultimately the one- to five-star ratings beside the things we want to buy are often the final arbiters over whether we add something to our carts or move along.

When it comes to the App Store, that rudimentary rating system is taken to the utmost degree. Our window to buy is often measured in seconds, and the majority of our purchases are based on impulse rather than need. Even if you’re looking for a specific kind of game or utility, the star rating holds a disproportionate amount of weight, especially when the app you’re considering is sandwiched between a dozen search results. Few of us do a much comparison shopping before we settle on which “Get” button to tap, so we place a great deal of trust in the cumulative score reflecting prior users’ level of satisfaction.

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03:03
Apple invention details single-sensor, multi-lens...

An Apple patent filing published Thursday describes a mechanism capable of directing light from two apertures onto a single image sensor, facilitating smaller iPhone form factors while ensuring identical image quality from both front- and rear-facing cameras.

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00:36
WSJ: EU is gearing up to file antitrust lawsuit...

Google might have avoided going to court over antitrust charges in the US, but it could still face a lawsuit in Europe. According to the Wall Street Journal, the European Commission has started asking companies that filed complaints against Google's ...

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00:00
HTC's One M8s revises last year's flagship...

We may have just peeled the cellophane off HTC's One M9 flagship, but there's still life left in its predecessor. Today, we (well, those in Europe) get to meet the HTC One M8s -- a revised version of last year's top billing handset. What does a lower...

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22:51
Philips expands smart lighting lineup with Hue Go...

Announced on Thursday, Philips' new Hue Go lamp introduces portability and autonomy to the company's iOS-connected Hue smart lighting range of products.

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22:30
The Hue Go puts wireless lighting anywhere in your...

Philips has just unveiled a mobile addition to its venerable line of programmable LED Hue bulbs. It's called the Hue Go and is basically a salad bowl of light that you can hold in your lap (because people do that apparently?) or use as an accent or s...

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21:01
Nikon's dive into 4K starts with the 1 J5...

Nikon's bread-and-butter business may be its entry-level and high-end DSLRs, but the point-and-shoot and mirrorless models are equally as important to the company. This is particularly true now more than ever, as these cheaper cameras begin to lose g...

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21:00
How to Say “No Thanks” to Verizon’s Supercookie

A supercookie may sound like a delicious treat, but it’s a threat to your privacy. If you’re a Verizon Wireless customer, read on to find out how to avoid it.

 

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20:49
Duck-like US Navy drone can fly or swim to hunt...

There are plenty of flying and swimming drones, but you'd ideally have both at once for sub-hunting -- you want something that can poke its head underwater, but move quickly through the air when needed. The US Navy certainly knows this. It's developi...

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18:47
Citi lays out five reasons why Apple stock, growth...

Citi analyst Jim Suva believes investors and the Street are seriously underestimating Apple's growth potential, especially related to iPhone 6 performance, saying he expects AAPL to beat consensus for March quarter sales by at least $1 billion.

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18:37
Geekbench results from 12-inch MacBook show similar...

Even though the device is not yet available, an early unboxing gave us a hands-on look at Apple’s upcoming 12-inch Retina MacBook this morning, and now Geekbench results from the device have emerged giving us a look at what kind of performance we can expect from it. The Geekbench process tested the performance of the entry-level 12-inch Retina MacBook, which packs an Intel Core M-5Y31 processor clocked at 1.1GHz with Turbo Boost to 2.4GHz.

The 12-inch Retina MacBook was put through its paces twice...

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18:00
Today in the App Store -- Tweetdeck, Figure and more

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. Today's notable apps include a discount on Figure, the new Boss Monster game and an update to Tweetdeck for OS X. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

Flic – Delete & Manage Camera Roll | Easily Delete Photos to Increase Disk Space [Now free, down from $$1.99] Clean up valuable storage memory on your phone by easily deleting pictures from your camera roll with ease.

Figure [Now free, down from $0.99] Got three minutes and want to make some music? Figure is the fun music-making app for instant inspiration.

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16:45
∞ The Loop Magazine is back in the App Store

I woke up this morning to see that The Loop Magazine was no longer available for download on the App Store. This comes at a time when I’m trying to get the magazine back on track, and it was working. The magazine was climbing the charts on Newsstand and was No. 1 in downloads and No. 3 in grossing for the Computers and Internet section. We’re trying to track down the problem.

Worse, some subscribers were sent the following letter today. All I can ask is for you to check your subscription and make sure it’s active. For a publication that doesn’t offer any ads, I rely on the subscriptions to pay for it every month. I appreciate the support.

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16:40
First 12-inch MacBook unboxing video hits

If you’ve been hankering for an early unboxing video of Apple’s new 12-inch MacBook, you’ve got it.

It’s in Vietnamese.

Still, it’s an unboxing video, a bit early and it shows the new 29-watt power brick, 2-meter charging cable and brand new USB Type C connectors.

The company appears to have eschewed the longer power cord that it includes with its other notebook, though the power brick does feature interchangeable plugs. Also gone are the flip-up winding posts that have long adorned Apple’s power bricks.

The charging cord itself appears somewhat thicker and stiffer than those attached to Apple’s MagSafe connectors. The UCB type C plugs look like larger versions of the...

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16:25
Apple's ultra-thin 12-inch MacBook benchmarks...

Fresh benchmark statistics posted to the Web on Wednesday suggest Apple's upcoming 12-inch MacBook laptop will perform at levels commensurate of older MacBook Air models from 2011.

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15:30
AWT News Update: April 1, 2015

Our top non-prank news stories for this April Fools' Day:

  • Apple and IBM release another eight apps in the MobileFirst Collection
  • Chinese iPad and iPhone owners can now trade in older models for credit on new devices
  • Vietnamese website Tinhte.vn does the first unboxing video and photos of the new 12-inch Retina display MacBook
  • Apple's asking streaming partners to cover the cost and infrastructure required

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15:01
Google Goes Crazy for Chromebooks


Google has announced two new budget-busting Chromebook computers, a tablet/notebook convertible with a full swivel screen, and a Chrome computer-on-a-stick. The Haier Chromebook 11 and the Hisense Chromebook both are available for preorder for $149. The Asus Chromebook Flip will hit the market this spring with a $249 price tag. The Asus Chromebit will be available this summer for less than $100. "Chromebooks ... could and should put increasing pressure on lower-end PCs and laptops," said Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT.

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14:41
Xsan, Lion Server: Issues saving a file to an Xsan...

In OS X Lion and Lion Server v10.7 through v10.7.2, if a file on a locally mounted Xsan volume has been edited by multiple users on different systems, you may see the following alert message when trying to save the file: "The operation couldn’t be completed. (GSLibraryErrorDomain error 1.)"

Read more: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT200163

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14:30
The Week in iOS Accessories: Apple Watch accessories...

Even more stuff for the Apple Watch

This week’s roundup of iOS accessories includes even more items for Apple Watch. But don’t worry: We’ve still got stuff for your iPhone and iPad.

Bandstand

The Bandstand is a do-it-all charging dock—the stand is focused on charging your new Apple Watch, of course, but the base offers room to plug in your iPhone and iPad as well. Sign up now if you want to buy it later; the Bandstand won’t ship until summer.

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14:14
Farhad Manjoo on the Samsung Galaxy S6

Farhad Manjoo for The New York Times:

The S6 phones are made out of aluminum and glass rather than the plastic in Samsung’s older phones. Both the S6 and S6 Edge strongly resemble Apple’s iPhone. The S6 in particular looks like Apple’s brother from another mother. Samsung has also co-opted many of the design ideas for which its fans have long criticized Apple. The new Galaxys no longer offer a removable battery, for example, or a slot for add-on storage cards, and unlike the Galaxy S5, the S6es aren’t waterproof.

And

But if the new phones are beautiful and functional, they are still something of a pain to use. The S6 and S6 Edge run Samsung’s modified version of Google’s Android operating system. Despite Samsung’s engineers’ efforts to clean up the software, the phone’s interface is a hodgepodge of odd design decisions and overly complicated functions.

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13:57
Apple reportedly asking providers handle cost and...

Apple is laying the the cost and responsibility of streaming infrastructure on TV networks participating in its upcoming subscription Internet TV service, according to industry executives quoted in a Wednesday report.

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13:46
∞ Van Halen Performs “Hot for Teacher” and “Eruption...

Hot for Teacher, Eruption/You Really Got Me and if you were wondering why Dave has a bandage on his nose

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13:01
Xsan 2: Xsan Admin displays an authentication alert...

When using Xsan Admin on a Mac that has been configured to use an HTTPS proxy, you may encounter unexpected authentication issues when connecting to Xsan systems. The following alert may appear: "Authentication failures occurred. Not all clients were successfully authenticated."

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13:00
Accessible Apple: April Newsletter

===Accessible Apple===

By: Alex Jurgensen

Hello, and welcome to a new edition of the Accessible Apple newsletter. For those of us in the blind community, I have to sadly report that our cry for equal access to the new Mac OS and Newton has gone unanswered for yet another month. What's up with that, Apple?

Well, I guess that wasn't a surprise. I mean, it was them after all that changed APIs so much that the Alva Access Group decided not to update Outspoken (1). I'm really beginning to lose hope that someone will write a screen reader for the new Mac OS. At this point, the only way I could see the Mac becoming accessible again would be if Apple were to write their own screen reader in-house, but we all know that'll never happen!!!

In other news, there have been a number of exciting developments in the Assistive Tech world since I wrote last month's newsletter. It appears that most of the industry isn't waiting for Apple to catch up accessibility-wise and...

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12:40
Homeless Canadians brought to tears by the mean...

CBC:

Usually a “mean tweets” video ends in laughter, but this one ends in tears.

A new campaign by the non-profit organization Raising the Roof features people dealing with homelessness reading the mean things people have said about them on social media aloud.

The goal? To get people to see that those who have nowhere to live are human beings too.

Having been homeless myself for a period of time, I felt the pain these people went through as they read these cruel and pointless tweets. If you can help, please do. If you can’t, leave these people alone.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:37
Surface 3 Targets Windows-Loving Prosumers


Microsoft has raised the curtain on its new Surface 3 tablet, targeting users who want a robust Windows tablet at an iPad price. Up to now, those looking for a full-featured Windows tablet had to spend $799 for a Surface Pro 3, but some customers will find their needs can be met with the new $499 Surface 3. "It allows Microsoft to continue to market and promote all of the innovations of the Surface Pro 3 and have a go-to product for those who aspire to get a Pro model, but it's not in their budget," noted Directions on Microsoft's Wes Miller.

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12:15
Apple aiming for “full jewelry counter experience”...

Apple’s apparently trying to create the snazziest, most “jewelry counter-style” experience for Apple Watch buyers. As such, sources are saying that the appointment-only process will accommodate walk-ins using a system similar to one recently instituted at Genius Bars worldwide.

Back in February, Apple rolled out a new Genius Bar “customer journey” aimed at enhancing the experience for customers walking in without appointments. Instead of just being left to wait around for one’s name to be called, Genius Bar walk-in customers are now asked for their cell phone number, given a time estimate and then encouraged to leave the store...

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12:08
Apple’s Lisa Jackson on the company’s green...

For almost two years, Apple Inc. ’s efforts to go green have been the responsibility of Lisa Jackson, who was hired to oversee the company’s sustainability initiatives after she stepped down as head of the Environmental Protection Agency.

She sat down with Jeffrey Ball, contributing editor at The Wall Street Journal and scholar-in-residence at Stanford University’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, to discuss Apple’s commitment to renewable energy and why a recently announced solar deal is a good one for shareholders.

Apple is one of the few companies that is transparent about its environmental commitment. Sadly, this is the reason that the press goes after Apple more than other companies—Apple makes all the information available, while the others hide it.

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11:46
Sling TV adding live and on-demand HBO in new $15...

Apple is not the only cord-cutting option for those who can't live without HBO content, as Dish Network on Wednesday announced that its Sling TV over-the-top web television service would add HBO as a $15-per-month add-on within the next two weeks.

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11:31
WSJ likes Samsung Galaxy 6 more than iPhone 6

Joanna Stern:

A better camera, sharper display and faster charging put Samsung’s new flagship phones ahead in the smartphone race.

Since the dawn of the smartphone wars, there have been basic truths about Samsungs: They’re made of flimsy plastic, their cameras can’t keep up with the iPhone’s, and their modified Android software is ugly and intolerably cluttered.

With the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, which arrive at U.S. carriers on April 10, none of that is true anymore. I am not afraid to say it: I love Samsung’s new phones, maybe even more than my own iPhone 6. Like a child who just found out that Santa isn’t real, I have spent the past week questioning everything I know.

I like Joanna and respect her opinion a lot. I still don’t like the way Samsung does business though.

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11:24
Podcast: Join our 'Becoming Steve Jobs'...

The newest Steve Jobs biography wasn't authorized by Steve Jobs himself, but it does come with the blessing of many of Apple's top brass, and includes plenty of insights from its subject, as he had participated in interviews with coauthor Brent Schlender for years. Glenn and Susie, along with our special guests, Macworld's associate managing editor Leah Yamshon, and frequent contributor Jeff Carlson, discuss what this book taught them about working with Steve, and how he applied the lessons learned from his early failures to his later projects. If Walter Isaacson's official authorized Steve Jobs biography left you cold, Becoming Steve Jobs may be just what you're looking for.

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11:22
TweetDeck for Mac gets catch-up update, Facebook...

Twitter today released its first major TweetDeck for Mac update since August, bringing support for features like Teams and group messages, while Facebook launched Riff, an app for shooting and sharing collaborative videos.

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11:00
A quick April Fools' product roundup

While we are staying true to our journalistic integrity today, that's not keeping us from having at least a little fun. Some of the manufacturers and developers that we work with have a good sense of humor, so we thought we'd share some of their April Fools' Day goodies.

Twelve South: Introducing HiRise Toast

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Uber

Do you miss the SkyMall catalogs you used to see "the seat pocket in front of you" while flying? Never fear -- Uber introduces its new Uber Car Shop!

Betabrand

The same company that brings you such great (and real) fashion items as the Suitsy (a business suit onesie), the Gold Disco Tank Top, and the...

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10:34
UK enacts new tax to cope with companies like Apple...

A new tax in the U.K. directly targets companies such as Apple, Amazon, and Google, which have been accused of shifting profits overseas to avoid paying taxes in countries where they nevertheless do business.

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10:30
Pandora CFO confirms Apple Watch integration, says...

With more than 81 million active users, Pandora is a heavyweight in the music streaming industry. It is bigger than Spotify, which has 60 million active users, and iTunes Radio, a less popular streaming service that Apple introduced alongside iOS 6. With Apple now owning Beats Music and reportedly working to revamp the service, the competition in the streaming music business is now more intense than it has ever been.

Speaking to Fox Business, Pandora CFO Mike Herring said that, despite their rival relationship, the company still is a close partner with Apple.

Pandora, which owes part of its success to the popularity of its iPhone app, has a “frenemy kind of relationship going on” with...

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10:00
Wearables Wednesday: TrackR bravo

This week on Wearables Wednesday I'm doing a review of the second iteration of a tracking device that works with an iOS (and Android) app to help you find lost items. Back in the TUAW days, I reviewed the first version of TrackR; now TrackR bravo is available for pre-order (US$29.99). I had an opportunity to test a pre-release version of TrackR bravo, and I still have some reservations about this entire class of “wearable”… Read on for details.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 31mm
  • Thickness: 3.5mm
  • Battery Life: 1 year
  • Battery Type: Replaceable CR1616 Battery
  • Device Ringer Volume: 85dB
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 (Bluetooth Low Energy)
  • Device Compatibility: iPhone 4s & Later, iPad 3rd Generation & Later

Design

The idea behind TrackR bravo and similar Bluetooth trackers is that you connect them to...

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09:43
Apple's new 12" MacBook unboxed in Vietnam...

Consumers looking for an early glimpse at the shipping version of Apple's all-new 12-inch MacBook need wait no longer, as the Force Touch-packing ultraportable has found itself the subject of a pre-release unboxing video in Vietnam.

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09:05
The Beast of Turin awakens and it’s very, very angry

Autoweek:

This unbelievable Fiat S76, the so-called Beast of Turin, is the one surviving example of a pair of speed-record contenders the Italian automaker built before WWI. Its gargantuan 28.5-liter inline-four was capable of providing an impressive 300 hp — enough to propel the car to 116 mph, and a one-mile land speed record, in 1911.

Plus, it spits hellfire and sounds meaner than anything an army of 10,000 Carlo Abarths could have ever dreamed up.

Watch the video above if you don’t believe us.

First of all, turn your volume down.

I posted about this back in December when they had first restored this fire breathing monster. Now they’ve actually got it out on public roads, scaring humans and livestock alike. Thanks again to...

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09:03
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Pixelmator for Mac $15, 128GB...

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications.

Today’s can’t miss deals:

Pixelmator – the best photo editor for Mac – cuts its price in half to $15 (Reg. $30)

PNY Turbo 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive...

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