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Monday June 1

10:00
OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 (14E26a) Now Available

OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 (14E26a) Now Available

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Thursday May 28

20:59
PopChar 7.1 - Floating window shows available font...

We're also selling a 5-license family pack for only $25.99!

PopChar helps you get the most out of your font collection.

With its crystal-clear interface, PopChar X provides a frustration-free way to access any font's special characters.

Expanded accessibility
Your Mac includes over 700 fonts, each of which contains thousands of characters -- Why not make them as accessible as possible? PopChar X makes it happen.

Interface advantages
PopChar X displays easy-to-analyze tables of characters, giving you an ultra-convenient interface. You can't access most of these characters from your keyboard -- PopChar X puts them within your reach.

Liberating compatibility
No matter what app you are using, PopChar X brings snappy simplicity to all font-related tasks. Whether you're working with...

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20:23
Apple Offers Temporary Fix for iOS Text Bug, Says...

A couple days after a new iOS bug was discovered, allowing a select string of characters sent in an iMessage or text to reset iPhones and crash the Messages app, Apple has created a new support document to address the problem. The Cupertino company acknowledges the problem and says that it's working on a fix, offering temporary solutions in the mean time.

Apple is aware of an iMessage issue caused by a specific series of unicode characters and we will make a fix available in a software update. Until the update is available, you can use these steps to re-open the Messages app.

1. Ask Siri to "read unread messages."

2. Use Siri to reply to the malicious message. After you reply, you'll be able to open Messages again

3. In Messages, swipe left to...

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20:21
Apple details workaround for iOS Messages bug,...

Apple on Thursday posted a support document detailing workarounds for a recently discovered bug that crashes the iOS Messages app when a specific text string is received.

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17:55
PopChar X 7.1

Adds extended support for emoji characters. (€29.99 new, free update, 3.8 MB)

 

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17:40
Google wants more Chromecast multiplayer games and...

Google has sold 17 million Chromecasts thus far, but it obviously wants to sell more and make the media player more valuable to current users at the same time. The company is releasing a bunch of new APIs that will allow developers to create even bet...

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17:07
Google wants you to buy Big Macs with your face

Google may have been the first big tech company to push NFC payments, but it was Apple Pay that got the public excited about buying things with your smartphone. At a Google I/O session for Android Pay, the search giant announced that it was partnerin...

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17:00
Today in the App Store -- Vizzywig - Video Editor,...

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 Vizzywig - Video Editor; the new Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions game from Activision; and a significant update to Pixelmator that brings the image editing app to the iPhone. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

Victory Day HD [$0.99 → Free] Victory Day HD is a fun side-scrolling shooting game! In Victory Day HD, you play as a Soviet or as an American soldier during WW2.

Extreme Fishing 2 PLUS [$2.99 → Free] Experience the ultimate virtual fishing in your hands, in vivid HD graphic!

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16:37
iPhones can be Google VR viewers, too

As we walked out of today's Google I/O keynote, we -- and all other keynote attendees -- were handed the second-generation version of Cardboard, Google's low-tech effort at a VR headset. As was announced at the keynote itself, the new Cardboard is de...

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16:27
Apple Ups the Mystery behind their Secret Virtual...

According to a new report published this afternoon, Apple has acquired Metaio, an augmented reality start-up that launched way back in 2003 as an offshoot of a project at Volkswagen. This now supplements Apple's growing base of technologies that they acquired with their acquisition of Israeli firm PrimeSense ...

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16:22
Everything Google announced at I/O

From VentureBeat:

Today was a pretty big day for Google. At its annual I/O developer conference, the company unveiled Android M, Android Pay, Brillo, Google Photos, and more.

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16:17
Feds to overhaul program that delivers broadband to...

While 95 percent of American households earning six figures annually have access to broadband internet, just 48 percent of homes making under $25,000 enjoy the same benefit. Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission announced plans to reduce th...

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15:50
'Pillar' is a personality test and much...

"When people think you're dying, they really, really listen to you instead of just -- "

"Instead of just waiting for their turn to speak."

This scene from Fight Club encapsulates one of the driving ideas behind Pillar, a video game starring a serie...

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15:28
Google's I/O Steers Devs to Photos, IoT, Maps...


Google on Thursday kicked off its I/O developers conference with the introduction of a new app for better managing, organizing and storing photos, as well as an Android spinoff for the Internet of Things, and an offline feature for Maps. The new Google Photo application allows shutterbugs to back up photos automatically from any device to a personal home site on the Net. There the images can be organized automatically by a number of criteria -- faces, places and such.

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15:18
Sign into Netflix straight from your Google account

You've been able to sign into third-party websites with your Google credentials for years, but now the company is broadening out the places that info can take you. On its Developer Blog, the outfit is talking up its new Identity Platform, a suite of ...

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15:16
Canadian man gets fined for using his Apple Watch...

Now that electronics manufacturers are releasing more and more smartwatch models, you might be wondering what the authorities' stance is on using one while driving. Well, this clears things up a bit for our Canadian readers: a man named Jeffrey Maces...

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15:15
The Week in iPhone Cases: Carry your iPhone hands-...

...and it's pretty stylish, for a holster

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases features serious protection from Amzer and Ballistic, battery options from LifeCharge and PhoneSuit, and practical safety from Loopycases.

Amzer

The Double Layer Hybrid (iPhone 6; $8) combines a silicone soft shell with an impact-resistant hard shell, featuring precisely cut openings for all of the iPhone’s ports and buttons.

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14:50
What sweet treat will the 'M' in '...

In no surprise to anyone, Google announced that its next version of Android will be called "M," the natural followup to Lollipop and its other edible mobile operating systems. We won't know for some time what the "M" will stand for and are really hop...

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14:48
News: Apple acquires Metaio, an augmented reality...

Apple has made yet another acquisition in the form of Metaio, a small augmented reality company, TechCrunch reports. Metaio launched in 2003 as a result from a project at Volkswagen, and the company has worked on a number of virtual reality and augmented reality projects, including the 2010 launch of Junaio, one of the very first augmented reality apps for the iOS platform. A legal document sourced by TechCrunch notes that shares in the company were…

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14:40
Apple Store Adds Same Day Delivery through Postmates...

Apple has added a same day delivery option on some items through the Apple Store app in iOS. The service is being offered in conjunction with courier service Postmates, and is currently available in parts of the Bay Area in California. Shipping options for some products are listed as "Today within 4 hours - Fastest," and come with a US$19 delivery charge.


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14:33
'3D printing' used to test a 'cure...

Researchers are one step closer to reducing the effects of type-1 diabetes after developing a way to implant insulin-generating cells into the pancreas. According to publisher IOP, this method was previously unsuccessful, but has begun to work now th...

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14:24
Another Chink in CurrentC’s Armor: Target Wants In-...

When MCX came out guns blazing for the unveiling of CurrentC, it looks like it was firing blanks because yet another big-name parter is now openly embracing Apple Pay. Target CEO Brian Cornell says he wants to expand beyond Web-only orders for Apple Pay and plans to bring the wireless payment system to stores.


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14:15
Google's Free, Unlimited Google Photos Service...

At its I/O developer event this morning, Google announced a new Google Photos platform that's designed to compete with both photo sharing sites like Flickr and cloud services like iCloud Photo Library. Google Photos is cross platform and available on iOS, Android, and the web.

Both the iOS app and the web service are now live, letting those in Apple's ecosystem make full use of Google Photos. The service is free for high-quality photos and it lets users upload an unlimited number of photos (up to 16 megapixels) and videos (up to 1080p).

Photos with resolutions that exceed 16-megapixels will be downscaled to 16MP, and videos with resolutions higher than 1080p will also be downscaled. Google offers an option to store photos and videos in...

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13:53
BBEdit 11.1.1

Maintenance release for the venerable text editor. ($49.99 new, free update, 11.5 MB)

 

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13:47
Queens, NY Apple Store logo appears as Apple...

Apple’s first Apple Store opening in Queens, New York is approaching. Signage for the new store at the Queens Center mall has appeared, according to tips from readers. A photo of the location, which we discussed in our report on future New York Apple Stores earlier this year, is shown above. We were told earlier this year that this Queens store will be the largest New York Apple Store within a mall and that the opening is planned for later in 2015. Apple is expecting this store to pull in nearly as much revenue as some of its larger flagship locations in the State…

In other New York Apple Store news, Apple has...

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13:38
Gear: Spigen Apple Watch Cases

Spigen has introduced a number of Apple Watch covers in its Apple Watch Case Collection. We received Rugged Armor ($15), Slim Armor ($20), Thin Fit ($15), and the clear Liquid Crystal ($15, not pictured) for the 42mm Apple Watch. There’s also a Tough Armor ($25) edition. The covers are designed to provide extra protection for the Apple Watch, with the models varying slightly in design and thickness.

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13:00
Apple Purchases Augmented Reality Startup Metaio

Apple recently acquired augmented reality startup Metaio, reports TechCrunch. According to the company's website, Metaio is a "pioneer in augmented reality and computer vision" that built the Metaio Creator, an augmented reality authoring tool. With the Creator, users could create augmented reality scenarios "within minutes."

Metaio has stopped taking new customers and a shareholder document concerning the transferring of shares has confirmed that it was purchased by Apple. Apple also provided TechCrunch with its standard acquisition confirmation statement: "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans."

Metaio's augmented reality tools have been used by several companies to create interactive experiences. Ferarri, for example, created an augmented reality showroom with...

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12:22
Review: Spigen Apple Watch Stand S330

Spigen's Apple Watch Stand S330 ($25) is a straightforward stand for docking and charging Apple Watch. Made mostly of lightweight aluminum, the stand holds Apple Watch's magnetic charging cable puck with a small black section of TPU. The charging cable is fed through a hole in the side of the dock, then up into the circular cut-out, where the magnetic charging puck holds the Apple Watch. Apple Watch Stand S330 isn't very tall, so users may want to keep their watch band curled up when docked.{/exp:char_limit}

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12:21
JAMF Nation User Conference 2015 Tickets Now...

Join us for the 2015 JNUC!

WHEN:
October 13-15, 2015

WHERE:
Guthrie TheaterMinneapolis, MN

WHY:
Be a part of the largest gathering of Apple system administrators in the world.

 

RSVP to attend

Last year, nearly a thousand Apple admins took over the Guthrie Theater for the JAMF Nation User Conference (JNUC) to learn new and better ways to manage Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV in their environment. This year, help us break the thousand mark!

The JAMF...

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12:11
Google releases bigger, iPhone-compatible Cardboard...

Building on the success of its Cardboard VR kit for smartphones, Google announced today at its I/O conference version 2. It's still just a paper holder for a smartphone, but the new Cardboard works with bigger phones—up to 6-inch screens—has a more reliable button that will work with any phone, and now requires just three assembly steps instead of 12.

Cardboard is no longer just for Android, either; the company also announced that the Cardboard SDK for creating VR apps would be made available for iOS, and you'll be able to use your iPhone as a VR headset, too.

Google also launched a similar low-tech/self-build solution for creating VR videos, called Jump. There are three parts: a rig for capturing 3D video, software for combining multiple videos into a single VR world, and a player to actually use the video.

Read 3...

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11:36
Get same-day delivery on Apple Store products via...

There’s not much else that causes as much anxiety as your iPhone running out of battery and having no charger in sight. In order to relieve that anxiety, Apple has partnered with on-demand app Postmates to offer a sensible solution: same-day delivery of products from the nearby Apple Store.

On Wednesday, MacRumors first spotted how Apple buyers in San Francisco could order a wide range of Apple products—from a Lighting cable to an iPhone 6 to even a $3,000 Mac Pro—to be delivered on the same day by Postmates, using the Apple Store app for iOS.

MacRumors

Postmates is a mobile-first delivery app available on iOS and Android that has enlisted a fleet of contract couriers in over 20 major cities in the U.S. to deliver items, like food from restaurants that aren’t on Seamless or GrubHub. This Apple partnership indicates that the service is looking to expand so it can...

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11:15
Google Announces Android 'M' Developer...

Google today previewed Android "M," the next major version of its mobile operating system featuring Android Pay for mobile payments, app permissions, an improved web experience with Chrome Custom Tabs, app linking, Doze power management, USB-C support, direct sharing, simplified volume controls and a handful of other incremental improvements and bug fixes.

Google also announced free unlimited high-quality photo (16MP) and video (1080p) photo storage through a new service aptly named Google Photos for iOS, Android and the web, contextual information and a new "Now on Tap" feature for Google Now, and an "Internet of Things" operating system and HomeKit rival called "Project Brillo" for devices like thermostats and lightbulbs.

Android M prompts users with app permissions when access is required to certain elements of the operating system, including the microphone, location services, camera, contacts, phone, SMS, calendar and sensors. The new software version also...

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10:38
Typeeto turns your Mac into a Bluetooth keyboard

Eltima Software has introduced Typeeto (http://mac.eltima.com/bluetooth-keyboard.html), an app that enables use of Mac as a Bluetooth keyboard for other devices.

The tool provides a real-time access to a full-scale Mac keyboard for easier interaction and typing on other devices. You can connect as many devices as you need to your Mac and switch between them in one click.

No additional applications have to be installed on your device. Just launch Typeeto and start typing away. You can copy-paste text from your Mac to the device and the other way around.

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10:32
Subject 13 game available for Mac OS X

Microids and developer Paul Cuisset have released Subject 13, a combination adventure/puzzle game, for Mac OS X and Windows.

In Subject 13, the player embodies Franklin Fargo, a discreet physics professor. Franklin leads a lonely and bitter life since Sophie, her fiancée, was killed during a robbery. One morning, he wakes up in a scientific abandoned underground plant with only one link with the outside world: a voice that calls him "Subject 13". His goal is to escape from this place where he is being held captive and to find out more about the reasons of his imprisonment.

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10:26
No Wrongdoing at NCIS, Says Defense Watchdog


The U.S. Department of Defense's Inspector General has rejected allegations that the Naval Criminal Investigative Service engaged in questionable domestic intelligence activity. The finding concluded a DoD IG probe spurred by allegations that NCIS was making available to military intelligence agencies its Law Enforcement Information Exchange, a massive database of 506.3 million law enforcement records ranging from criminal histories and arrest reports to field information cards filled out by cops on the beat, even when no crime had occurred.

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10:02
News: Apple stuck with court-appointed antitrust...

Apple’s appeal to the courts to have its appointed antitrust monitor dismissed has been rejected, the The Wall Street Journal reports. Former Justice Department inspector general Michael Bromwich had been appointed to assess and oversee Apple’s antitrust compliance policies after the company was found liable in conspiring to raise e-book prices back in 2013. Since that time, Apple has been trying to have Bromwich dismissed, arguing that…

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09:46
External Link: App Camp for Girls Leveling up to 3.0

Since 2013, App Camp for Girls has been holding summer camps to teach middle school girls how to develop apps. Now it’s seeking a new round of crowd funding to expand to more locations, develop a kit that will make it easy to launch new App Camp locations, pay staff, and develop a longterm funding strategy. Funding levels range from $10 to $1,000, with bonuses like a mixtape from The Doubleclicks, buttons, t-shirts, and even an iPhone case.

 

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09:16
Sync Photo Albums To Your Apple Watch

I keep looking for more and more ways to have my Apple Watch be really functional without having it talk to my phone when I need the function it’s performing. One of those can easily be looking at photos. One of these is to sync some photos to the watch so that if my battery dies or I leave my phone on my desk, I still have access to photos if I want to get to some. To sync pictures from your

First, open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. Then tap on Photos in the list of apps under the default My Watch tab.

From the Photos screen, choose to be notified of alerts. I leave this set to Mirror My iPhone. Then, set the Synced Album to any album on the phone that you’d like to sync to the watch. This might be Camera Roll, the default, or you can select any album that you’ve created. After I did this, I’ve created a new album call watch that syncs all the pictures I want...

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09:06
Apple confirms support for 5K displays on 2015 15-...

Hook the new 15-inch MacBook Pro up to an impressive 4K TV and it will rock.

Apple officially confirmed that the new 15-inch MacBook Pro can support a 4K display at a full resolution of 4096×2160 at 60Hz and is also the first to support 5K displays.

The support for higher resolutions appears to be related to the switch to AMD graphics in the new machine. Apple’s new 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro (mid-2015) comes with an AMD Radeon R9 M370X that is reportedly up to 80 percent faster than previous generations. Apple’s 13-inch Retina MacBook Pros released earlier in the year come with Intel Iris Graphics 6100.

The new 15-inch MacBook is also the...

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09:00
Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 047 on the Dev...
09:00
Achieving greater accuracy and better product...

Today’s Office 365 post was written by Kevin Parlette, vice president of IT at Dana Holding Corporation.

New cars and trucks come to market every year, with advanced features and capabilities designed to entice buyers to purchase. That yearly cycle affects the entire automotive supply chain, putting pressure on suppliers to innovate at a similar pace. At Dana Holding Corporation, we make automotive components that range from drivetrains to tire-management systems, and we’re constantly working to hone our product management process to not just keep up, but to get ahead.

This year, one of our main business objectives was to develop more structure around our product launches. In the past, if we were designing a new axle, for example, we managed the project using spreadsheets, drawings that we shared...

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08:47
Apple Pay rewards program may be on the way as...

Apple Pay is growing steadily, with more stores, banks, credit unions, and card issuers signing on to support the service all the time. We don’t know exactly how many people use Apple Pay, but Apple reportedly wants to make its mobile payment service the default option, so using your phone to pay becomes more compelling than pulling out a card.

The company has a plan: An Apple Pay program that will reward you for using the mobile payment service instead of pulling out your actual wallet, according to the New York Times. The newspaper cited two unnamed sources “familiar with Apple Pay,” but those sources didn’t give any details about what the perks would include.

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08:42
Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation): Troubleshooting...

When connecting to or using a Wi-Fi network with Apple TV, you might occasionally encounter the following issues.

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08:42
BBEdit 11.1.1 - Powerful text and HTML editor. (Demo)

BBEdit is the leading professional HTML and text editor for the Mac. Specifically crafted in response to the needs of Web authors and software developers, this award-winning product provides a plethora of features for editing, searching, and manipulation of text. BBEdit transforms text with high performance.

An intelligent interface provides easy access to BBEdit's best of class features including grep pattern matching, search and replace across multiple files, function navigation and syntax coloring for numerous source code languages, FTP and SFTP open and save, AppleScript, Perl, and OS X Unix scripting support, glossary support, and a complete set of HTML tools.



Version 11.1.1: Changes

  • If a licensed (non-demo) product is in use, a SHA1 hash of the serial number is now included when checking for updates. (Your license code is never transmitted in the clear.) This is done to enable improvements to the software-update experience...

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08:38
Apple Adds High-End 15" Retina MacBook Pro to...

Apple has updated a support document on its website to reflect that the high-end 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro, equipped with AMD Radeon R9 M370X graphics, is capable of driving Dell's dual-cable UP2715K 27-inch 5K display. Apple initially released OS X 10.10.3 in April with support for the dual-cable 5K monitor on the Retina 5K iMac and 2013 Mac Pro, but no notebooks supported the display at the time.Dual-Cable Displays

Some displays with resolutions higher than 4K require two DisplayPort cables to connect the display at full resolution. With OS X Yosemite v10.10.3 or later, the Dell UP2715K 27-inch 5K display is supported on the following Mac computers:

Mac Pro (Late 2013)
iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014 and later)
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) with AMD Radeon R9 M370XDell's dual-cable 5K display...

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08:05
Turn off the auto-fill option in Photos projects

Photos can automatically select and place pictures within projects you create. To turn off this option while you work on a project, follow these steps.

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07:56
Get help with your iCloud Photo Library

After you turn on iCloud Photo Library, every photo and video you take will live in iCloud. Learn more about how to manage your iCloud Photo Library, find missing photos and videos, and delete the ones you don’t want anymore.

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07:50
GM announces additional CarPlay support for 14...

CarPlay could be gaining some significant ground.

General Motors announced that its Chevrolet brand will add support for both CarPlay and Android Auto to fourteen vehicle models for the 2016 model year. The first Chevy vehicles with CarPlay support will be the Tahoe, Suburban, and Volt, all of which are scheduled to enter production in July, with the remainder of the CarPlay lineup rolling out as the new models launch in subsequent months.

Among the 14 models, CarPlay and Android Auto will be supported on all vehicles with 7-inch or 8-inch MyLink screens. CarPlay support will be available as all of these new models hit the dealerships, while Android Auto...

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07:39
News: Apple to unveil rewards system for Apple Pay

Apple is preparing to unveil a new rewards program tied to Apple Pay, according a new report by The New York Times. According to sources familiar with Apple Pay, the service could be unveiled as early as next month — likely at WWDC — and would provide perks to consumers who make purchases through the Apple Pay service. No further details are available, and it’s unclear whether these rewards would be tied to specific bank and card issuers…

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07:27
Rumor: Apple to launch Apple Pay rewards/incentive...

Because commerce is nothing without rewards and incentive programs.

Rumor has it that Apple is set to announce a rewards program next month that will give perks to customers using Apple Pay, a feature that could escalate the stakes in what appears to be a coming battle with Google’s competing Android Pay service.

Sources have indicated that Apple will announce its Apple Pay rewards program in June, potentially at the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference.

The sources have stated that Apple will offer Apple Pay customers perks in exchange for using the service, which is currently hardware-limited to iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch.

...

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07:27
TextExpander 5 for Mac Makes Snippet Suggestions

Smile has released TextExpander 5 for Yosemite and TextExpander touch 3.5 for iOS, featuring suggested snippets based on what you type repeatedly, new search capabilities, and iCloud Drive compatibility.

 

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07:00
Study: Device users more responsive to Android app...

Mobile development services firm Urban Airship on Thursday released a study that found Android users are on average more than two times more responsive to push notifications than iOS device users.

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07:00
News: Daily Deal: HUSKK Quickdraw Phone Case &...

In today’s iLounge Deal we’re offering the HUSKK Quickdraw Phone Wallet Case for only $24.99 – that’s almost 50% off the regular price. This hybrid wallet case helps you lighten your load by holding your iPhone and up to 7 cards and a bit of cash. Made from Italian leather, the case is both stylish and functional, and includes a hidden magnetic closure and a convenient “quick-access” slot for cash or a frequently-used…

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06:53
Appeals court denies Apple's bid to remove...

Apple's efforts to have antitrust compliance monitor Michael Bromwich removed from oversight of its business were denied on Wednesday, as an appeals court said the iBooks operator lacked sufficient reasoning to have him replaced.

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06:52
Move content from your Android phone to iPhone

Ready to make the switch to iPhone? Here are some tips for moving your photos, music, documents, and more from your Android phone to iPhone.

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06:40
News: GM bringing CarPlay to 14 of its 2016 Chevy...

General Motors has announced planes to bring Apple’s CarPlay to 14 of its 2016 Chevy models, Re/code reports. At Code Conference 2016, GM CEO Mary Barra announced that the software will be offered across the “full range of consumer models” from the Corvette to the Spark, and she went on to note that GM also has plans to integrate CarPlay into its other brands “soon.” This integration will make GM the first major U.S.…

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06:13
Doodle Helps You Schedule Meetings

Trying to figure out exactly when people are available for a get-together, meeting, or other event can be a pain. Doodle aims to make it a lot easier, and it mostly succeeds.

 

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06:00
Todoist comes to Apple Watch

After months of careful development, Todoist is now ready for Apple Watch.

I appreciate the work that's been happening at Todoist. Early this year, the company began work on Todoist for the Apple Watch. Without a Watch in hand, however, the developers knew they knew proper testing was impossible. So they decided to wait:

"For our entire team, an excellent user experience is paramount to everything else, and this is not something that we’re willing to sacrifice. When we build our apps, we take great care to make sure each detail is both meaningfully and dutifully designed. Todoist for Apple Watch is not an exception – only when we have been able to thoroughly test the app on the device will we release it to our community."

Today, the patience and dedication has paid off. Todosit 10.1, with support for Apple...

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05:54
Om Malik reacts to Re/code sale, Gigaom asset...

I can only imagine how this must feel.

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05:49
Apple Store app offering same day delivery for...

MacRumors:

Apple is now offering same-day delivery of certain products in its Apple Store app, through a partnership with Postmates.

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05:48
Apple Store in Upper East Side of Manhattan Opens...

Apple overnight added signage to its upcoming retail location in the Upper East Side of Manhattan that confirms the store will open on June 13. The new store will be located at 940 Madison Avenue, on the corner of 74th Street, and remains under construction ahead of opening. The new store will be Apple's sixth retail location in New York City alongside Fifth Avenue, Grand Central, SoHo, Upper West Side and West 14th Street stores.

Apple Store in Upper East Side at 74th Street and Madison Avenue (Instagram/Krystyl)
Apple updated its retail store list today to reflect the new Upper East Side location, with store hours listed as 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM Eastern on Monday through Saturday and 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM Eastern on Sunday. Apple likely opted for earlier closing times than some other New York City locations to please Upper East Side residents that have...

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05:42
New York Times: Apple Pay rewards program will be...

The New York Times, in an article about the upcoming battle between Apple Pay and Android Pay, reports that Apple has filled in the missing piece in Apple Pay. Question is, is that really what’s coming.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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04:15
Gartner: global Chromebook sales will reach 7.3...

Worldwide Chromebook sales to end users is on pace to reach 7.3 million units in 2015, a 27% increase from 2014, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com). Education is the primary market for Chromebooks and represented 72% of the global Chromebook market in 2014, says the research group.

"Since the first model launched in mid-2011, Google's Chromebook has seen success mainly in the education segment across all regions," says Isabelle Durand, principal analyst at Gartner. "In 2014, the education sector purchased 72% of Chromebooks in EMEA, 69% in Asia/Pacific, and 60%in the U.S."
 

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04:05
Kool Tools: RE1750A router

Amped Wireless' (ampedwireless.com) US$179.99 RE1750A wireless router is one of the the industry’s most powerful range extender. It delivers up to 12,000 square feet of Wi-Fi coverage and up to 1750Mbps of combined Wi-Fi speed.

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03:55
Watch Pad & Quill transform a hunk of wood into...

To design a charging stand for the timepiece of the future, Brian Holmes looked to the past.

A few years ago, his grandmother gave him an old pocket watch that had once belonged to his long-deceased grandfather. He needed a way to show off the timepiece, and vaguely remembered seeing elegant, collapsible wooden stands made for this purpose.

Scouring the Internet, he found and snapped up a couple of these stands, both about a century old yet in decent condition. One of them turned out to be a reasonably good fit for his grandfather’s pocket watch.

Holmes runs Pad & Quill, a Minneapolis-based Apple accessory maker that is best known for iPhone and iPad cases consisting of wooden frames wrapped in fine book-like bindings. But the Apple Watch required a very different kind of accessory—and those...

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03:00
Inside the Pad & Quill factory

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02:53
TSMC Confident in Beating Samsung for Apple's...

During today's TSMC's Technology Symposium, TSMC stated that they were confident that the company will beat Samsung Electronics in ramping up production on its 10nm lines.

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02:34
New Gartner Report Shows the Strength of Apple'...

Worldwide sales of smartphones to end users reached 336 million units, an increase of 19.3 per cent during the first quarter of 2015, according to a new report published by Gartner. Apple continued to exhibit a strong performance in the quarter, particularly in China.

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02:09
Apple will Reportedly Introduce a Rewards Program...

Apple is preparing to introduce something new for Apple Pay at their World Wide Developer Conference next month.

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Wednesday May 27

20:59
Picasa 3.9.139 - Organize, edit, and share your...

Picasa and Picasa Web Albums allows you to organize, edit, and upload your photos to the Web from your computer in quick, simple steps. Arrange your photos into folders and albums and erase their blemishes using powerful editing tools in Picasa. Then use Picasa Web Albums to share those perfected photos online with family, friends, and the world.

Version 3.9.139:

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  • OS X 10.5 or later



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20:59
Mac DVDRipper Pro 5.0.5 - Copy, backup, and convert...

Mac DVDRipper Pro is the DVD backup solution that lets you protect your DVDs from scratches, save your batteries by reading your movies from your hard disk, manage your collection with just a few clicks, time-shift your rental, backup your DVD collection, and much more!

Mac DVDRipper Pro allows you to copy all your DVDs on your Mac so you can easily view them without having to spend your battery on spinning you optical drive.

Mac DVDRipper Pro analyzes the DVD and uses intelligent algorithms to ensure proper rips. It is the best at what it does, at an unbeatable price!

You can try it for free before buying, Mac DVDRipper Pro will work without any limitations for your first 5 rips.

When using the disc image mode, you can also burn directly to another DVD from the application.



Version 5.0.5:

  • Fixed a bug when using 'Main movie only' with some rare DVDs.
  • Added ~50 DVDs to the internal database.
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20:59
NetShade 6.2 - Browse privately using anonymous...

This promotion is for NetShade and 1 year of Proxy and VPN services

NetShade is an anonymous proxy and VPN app+service for Mac. Unblock your Internet through NetShade's high-speed proxy and VPN servers spanning seven countries.

NetShade masks your IP address as you browse the web, by routing you through a proxy server. Anonymous proxies are becoming more and more popular in this age of heightened security and privacy concerns, and NetShade provides an effective and straightforward interface to easily protect your privacy. NetShade currently runs nine high-quality, super-fast, dedicated proxy servers located in the US and Europe.

In addition to HTTP proxy, all of NetShade's servers offer a robust encrypted SSL for when privacy is of the utmost importance..

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20:58
Little Snitch 3.5.3

Reduces CPU load used by the menu bar item. ($34.95 new, free update, 21.2 MB)

 

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20:47
On Jony Ive’s Promotion to Chief Design Officer

Ben Thompson’s take, published yesterday, makes several interesting points. He astutely observes that Ive’s newly-promoted lieutenants, Alan Dye (UI design) and Richard Howarth (industrial design), both were featured prominently in recent feature articles granting access to Apple executives:

The message again, is clear: when Ive took over software, Dye
was there
.

Indeed, taken as a whole, this entire episode is a masterful
display of public relations: plant the seeds of this story in two
articles — ostensibly about the Watch — that provide
unprecedented access to Apple broadly and Apple’s design team in
particular, and happen to highlight two designers in particular,
neither of whom had any public profile to date (kind of — as John
Gruber and I discussed on...

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19:45
Cameras supported by Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro X is designed to work with a wide range of video recording devices, including camcorders, digital still cameras, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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18:11
Daily Deals for May 27, 2015, featuring Carbo...

It’s time to save some of your hard-earned money with our Daily Deals, featuring highlighted deals for AWT readers, hardware discounts and our own handpicked iOS and OS X sales. All prices are USD and subject to change. Please check prices before you purchase as some deals may expire quickly.

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  • Carbo) [$7.99 → $3.99] Carbo lets you capture and organize handwritten notes and sketches, bringing handwriting in the digital age, right on your iPhone and iPad.

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17:53
Man gets $120 ticket for changing music with his...

A driver in Quebec, Canada claims he was fined $120 and given four points on his driving record for changing music on his Apple Watch while driving. While the driver disputes that this is not against the law (at least in Canada), many regions of the United States are not so keen on Apple Watch usage while driving. For example, the following definitions of devices that cannot be used on the road in New York clearly match the Apple Watch: “broadband personal communication device”, “two-way messaging device”, “portable computing device”, “or any other electronic device when used to input, write, send, receive, or read text for present or future communication.” Because the Apple Watch falls under those definitions, usage of the device is likely subject to the same...

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17:38
TextExpander 5

The new version is out. Smile Software put together a series of videos going over all the features of this great piece of software. Take a look on their Web site.

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17:36
Apple Pay rewards program coming in June as Android...

Apple is reportedly set to announce a rewards program next month that will give perks to customers using Apple Pay, a long-rumored feature that could escalate the stakes in what appears to be a coming battle with Google's competing Android Pay service.

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17:29
Apple Pay Rewards Program to Debut at WWDC

Apple plans to introduce a new rewards program for Apple Pay at WWDC next month, reports The New York Times. In a piece covering upcoming mobile payment upgrades from Apple and Google, the site suggests that Apple will announce details about enhancements to Apple Pay at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June.

Few details are known about the rewards program that Apple plans to implement, but it is said to offer "perks" to customers who make purchases using Apple Pay.But analysts have noted that a missing piece from Apple Pay was a rewards program to keep users returning to participating merchants. People familiar with Apple Pay said that next month, Apple will announce such a program offering perks to consumers who make purchases with the service, though they declined to reveal details.There have been rumors about a rewards program for Apple...

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17:19
Linux/Moose Malware Wreaks Havoc on Social Networks


Internet security researchers at Eset on Tuesday published a security research paper on Linux/Moose, a major threat to social networks that turns routers into conduits for grabbing users' log-in credentials, employing them for network fraud and to further spread malware to client devices that connect through them to the Internet. The paper, "Dissecting Linux/Moose," details a months-long investigation into a carefully concealed flow of traffic involving the malware and recommends how to avoid prolonged exposure to it.

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17:11
Apple Pay rewards program coming at WWDC as Target...

According to a new report from The New York Times, Apple will, as expected, announce new details and enhancements for Apple Pay at WWDC next month. The report, citing two people briefed on the product, claims that Apple plans to add a rewards program to Apple Pay.

Specific details regarding how the rewards program will work remain sparse at this point. Earlier this month it was rumored that Apple had shown interest in acquiring the failed payment startup Clinkle. Clinkle, which has been mocked and ridiculed from the...

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17:00
Target Plans to Offer Apple Pay After Chip-and-PIN...

Target CEO Brian Cornell spoke at Re/code's Code Conference in Palos Verdes, California today, where he confirmed that the company plans to offer in-store support for Apple Pay in the future. According to Cornell, while he'd love to have Apple Pay available "right now," support will not be coming until Target upgrades its system to support integrated circuit credit cards to comply with new standards.

Integrated circuit cards (or chip-and-PIN cards) replace the magnetic stripe on a credit card or debit card with an embedded microchip. The microchip communicates with a supported point-of-sale system to authenticate transactions. Chip-and-PIN cards are already used in many countries around the world because they're believed to be more secure than traditional credit cards. In the United States, retailers are being encouraged to adopt point-of-sale systems that...

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16:59
Today in the App Store —Omnifocus 2, Echo Prime and...

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 Echo Prime; the new KORG iM1 app; and a significant update to Omnifocus 2. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

Eden - World Builder [$0.99 → Free] Explore a world of limitless possibility. Build your own personal Eden. Unleash your creative and adventurous spirit!

Echo Prime [$0.99 → Free] Fight your way across the stars in this epic action game.

Colorbs [$1.99 → Free] Colorbs is a puzzle game that will play with your brain and strategic thinking,...

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16:48
How to find the serial number of your MacBook Pro

The serial number is on your computer, in OS X, and in several other places.

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16:00
GM To Offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto API In...

Lucas123 writes: GM today announced it will offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto mirroring APIs on 14 of its 2016 vehicles. GM's announcement follows one earlier this week by Hyundai, which said it would offer Android Auto in its Sonata Sedan this year. Some of GM's Chevrolet vehicles — such as the Malibu, Camaro and Silverado truck — use a seven-inch MyLink infotainment system; those systems will be compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay in the beginning of 2016. Those models offering the smartphone mirroring apps include the all-new 2016 Cruze compact, which will debut on June 24. Other GM vehicles use an eight-inch version of MyLink that will only be compatible with Apple CarPlay at the beginning of the new model year. While development and testing is not yet complete, Android Auto compatibility may be available on the eight-inch version of MyLink later in the 2016 model year, GM said.

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15:47
TextExpander 5 and TextExpander touch 3.5 Released

Smile Software has released significant updates to both the Mac and iOS versions of TextExpander, adding support for JavaScript snippets and expanded syncing options. Kelly has the rest of the story on notable features in each release.


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15:35
AWT News Update: May 27, 2015

Whole lotta Apple news goin' on today:

  • The Apple Store App partners with Postmates to provide same-day delivery in a number of US cities
  • Jawbone is suing Fitbit for "systematically plundering" confidential info
  • GM CEO Mary Barra announces that 14 different 2016 Chevrolet car models will come with Apple's CarPlay built in
  • OWC announces a huge 8TB hard disk upgrade for iMac
  • Apple may be considering "Proactive", a more Google Now-like service using Siri and built-in/third-party apps to create a super-Spotlight search
  • Canada's CRTC wins an award for its "Text with 9-1-1" service

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15:34
Apple comments on iOS 8 unicode crash bug, fix in...

An Apple spokesperson comments on the bug. Also, note that the crash affects the Apple Watch as well as the iPhone and iPad.

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15:34
Apple Supplier Broadcom Reportedly in Talks to be...

According to a new report published late this afternoon, Apple Supplier Broadcom is in advanced talks to be acquired by Avago Technologies. This would be the latest in a recent string of mergers in the semiconductor industry.

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15:24
Developer of first Apple Watch battery strap demos...

Early this month I reported that accessory makers were planning on tapping into the Apple Watch’s hidden port for battery straps and faster charging. Not only would that allow companies to avoid having to design a solution with the magnetic, inductive charging system Apple is using, it also meant they wouldn’t have to workaround the sensors on the back of the watch.

Now, the company that first announced plans to use the hidden port, Reserve Strap, has posted a video showing faster charging using the port vs Apple’s charger:...

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15:18
Splatoon: Nintendo Seeks Bloodless Coup in Online...


With its bloodless battles of attrition between squads of human-squid chimeras, twitch-shooter Splatoon oozes classic Nintendo charm that has enamored many early reviewers. Splatoon is the first new intellectual property Nintendo has released in years. It takes a crack at the competitive shooter genre, opting to go the route of a third-person, rather than first-person perspective. Instead of the visceral shock of bullet wounds, blood, and the wails of the wounded, Splatoon supplies brightly colored ink to wield in chaotic matches.

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15:10
ACM 308: Jony Ive’s New Job, Cortana, and Apple...

Apple has a new job title for Jony Ive: Chief Design Officer. Jeff and Bryan have some thoughts on what the means for Apple, plus they share their thoughts on Microsoft bringing Cortana voice recognition to the iPhone, and talk about features they'd like to see come to Apple Watch.


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15:04
iOS Bug can Crash Your iPhone with a Text Message

Thanks to a bug in the iOS Messages app it's possible to crash your iPhone with a text message. The bug requires a specific string of Unicode characters, and there are some workarounds while we wait for Apple to release a fix.


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14:57
OmniFocus 2.2

Adds the capability to customize the Today Extension. ($39.99 new, free update, 24 MB)

 

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14:50
Video: Chief Executive of CBS on the Topic of Apple...

Earlier today it was reported that the chief executive of CBS Les Moonves said that the US TV network will "probably" sign a deal with Apple TV. Now the Re/code video is out and you can hear exactly what he said on the matter.

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14:43
Mac Basics: Multi-Touch gestures

Tap, scroll, pinch, and swipe your way through your Mac with Multi-Touch gestures, directly controlling what’s on your screen in a more fluid, natural, and intuitive way.

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14:20
Video: Mossberg's Interview with Apple's...

Earlier this afternoon we posted a brief report on Apple's Senior VP of Operations talking about working conditions in China. Now view the full Mossberg interview at today's Re/code event.

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14:10
Apple Redefined ‘Hidden’ in Photos App for Mac

Let's say you have reason to hide a photo in the Photos app. So you hide it, but then when you're flipping through an album, there it is! Kelly explains Apple's new definition of the word "Hidden."


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14:03
Jawbone sues Fitbit

Jawbone sued Fitbit in California State Court here on Wednesday, accusing its rival of “systematically plundering” confidential information by poaching employees who improperly downloaded sensitive materials shortly before leaving.

This one is going to get messy.

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14:03
CBS will 'probably' be part of the new...

Fans of CSI, Survivor, and The Good Wife, here’s another reason to consider getting the revamped Apple TV service.

On Wednesday, CBS CEO Les Moonves told the audience at the Code Conference that his broadcast network will “probably” sign on to be included in Apple’s forthcoming TV service. Moonves said that he’s had an “ongoing conversation” with Apple, and he’s “pretty excited” about the company’s plan to create, sell, and deliver bundled TV packages with fewer networks. 

“Apple TV is trying to change the universe,” Moonves said, mentioning how Apple could sell smaller packages for cheaper than a cable subscription—a dream scenario for many cord-cutters. 

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13:50
Texas BBQ and High Technology…

Dr. Mac thought he'd try something completely different this week -- a column about Texas BBQ... What does Texas BBQ have to do with technology? You'll have to read Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves Episode #124 to find out.


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13:41
Apple's SVP Jeff Williams Says that Working...

According to a new report just published, Apple's working conditions in China are improving, and were never as bad as media reports suggested, according to senior executive Jeff Williams. Williams, a senior vice president, said Wednesday in an on-stage interview at the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California that he "couldn't be prouder of the work the team is...

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13:41
Tip of the Day: Find My Friends: Consolidating...

Likely as a consequence of the tighter integration of location sharing in iOS 8, Apple made an interesting change to its Find My Friends app, basically tying it to the primary iCloud account configured on the iOS device’s settings, rather than allowing it to use its own, independent Apple ID. If you were using a separate Apple ID for Find My Friends from the one that you use for your other iCloud services such as Calendars and Contacts, you’ll…

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13:39
Apple Store app offering limited same-day delivery...


Apple appears to be testing same-day delivery for some of its products in select markets for customers using the Apple Store app on iOS. First noticed by MacRumors, same-day shipping options fulfilled by the on-demand shipping service Postmates now appear for certain items when checking out with the app.

Not at all in-stock items qualify for the $19 flat rate same-day shipping option, however. The option doesn’t seem to be available within the Apple Store app for all markets with Apple Stores that Postmates serves, either, suggesting the same-day delivery option is being tested on a small scale for now.

Apple recently...

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12:57
Apple’s Jeff Williams says native watch SDK will...

Techcrunch:

Jeff Williams, Apple’s senior vice president of operations, said that there are over 4,000 apps now available for Apple Watch, a number we’ve previously heard. Williams also discussed the upcoming native SDK for the Apple Watch. Williams spoke in an interview today at the Code conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

“A week from Monday at our developer conference we’ll release a preview so that developers will be able to write code natively and have access to sensors, and we’re really excited about that.”

When asked by TechCrunch about the possibility of future Apple Watches giving more transparency to overall health, Williams declined to say anything specific but did acknowledge that Apple was considering adding more sensors.

In three to six months, things are going to start getting even more interesting with the Apple Watch.

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12:55
Improved Apple Watch SDK will drastically improve...

We've always known that Apple would release a native SDK for the Apple Watch, something third-party developers could use to make more useful applications than the WatchKit ones that are currently shipping. In a talk at Re/code's Code Conference today, Apple SVP of Operations Jeff Williams shared some new details about the native SDK and when we can expect to get it.

Apple will provide a beta version of the SDK a week after its Worldwide Developer Conference keynote on June 8, which means that we'll probably get more information about it during the keynote. A final version will be distributed in the fall, which is when we'll begin seeing our first native watch apps from developers.

While WatchKit apps and Glances are limited,...

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12:53
Apple Store App Gains Postmates Integration With...

Apple appears to be offering same-day delivery of certain products in its Apple Store app, through a partnership with Postmates. In cities where Postmates operates, the Apple Store app is offering a same day delivery option on products that are available in local Apple Stores.

For example, ordering an Apple TV in the San Francisco Bay Area results in a four-hour same-day delivery window, as does an order for a Lightning cable. In some areas, like San Francisco, delivery turnaround times are as fast as an hour, but for some products, delivery times can take up to a day.

Customers who have Postmates delivery options available to them will see same-day delivery options listed whenever they search for a product that is available for purchase in a nearby Apple Store. After an order is placed, the Apple Store app offers live tracking options that let customers know where an item is and track it as it progresses from the Apple Store to the...

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12:32
Watch out Google Now, Siri may get 'Proactive...

Android fans love to extol the virtues of Google Now, the personal assistant that goes beyond Siri’s capabilities to intuitively give you information throughout your day. And they’re kind of right.

Google Now is already available on iOS as a tool in the main Google app, but it's nowhere near the personal assistant Siri could be.

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12:23
GM says 14 models of its Chevy-branded cars will...

General Motors CEO Mary Barra announced at Code Conference today where Apple’s Jeff Williams spoke that more than a dozen of its 2016 model cars will include support for Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto feature. Specifically, GM will ship CarPlay in 14 Chevrolet-branded cars being released this year including the $15,000 Chevy Spark.We first saw a version of GM’s budget-friendly vehicle sporting a...

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12:20
Phone Companion App Lets Cortana Get Around


Microsoft advanced its "if you can't beat'em, join'em" mobile strategy with Tuesday's announcement of Phone Companion, an app built into Windows 10 that's designed to synchronize information across multiple platforms, including Android and iOS. "In a multi-device world where you move between your phone, tablet and PC multiple times a day -- you expect your experience to go wherever you do," noted Joe Belfiore, vice president of Microsoft's operating system group.

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12:04
Podcast: iOS 9 will reportedly teach old devices new...

How many old iPhones and iPads are in your drawers, or enjoying their hand-me-down second lives with friends and family? You might not have to warn those friends and family not to upgrade the OS, if the latest iOS 9 rumor proves true: Apple is reportedly preparing special stripped-down versions of iOS 9 to run on older hardware. Even if your old iPhone or iPad doesn't get every iOS 9 feature, running a new OS will keep you more secure, and help Apple grow its already-huge iOS ecosystem just a little bit more. We're all for it.

Elsewhere, Jony Ive got a promotion, and Marco Arment didn't like his MacBook. (But we liked his take on it.) Product reviews have never been more plentiful, and while that means there isn't a definitive version we can point to, you can develop trusted relationships with reviewers who think like you—or just look to the 3-star cluster on Amazon.

...

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12:00
Chevrolet Bringing CarPlay and Android Auto to 14...

General Motors and its Chevrolet brand are announcing today expansive plans to bring support for both CarPlay and Android Auto to fourteen vehicle models for the 2016 model year, a move that will mark a significant step forward for the availability of enhanced in-car smartphone experiences. The first Chevy vehicles with CarPlay support will be the Tahoe, Suburban, and Volt, all of which are scheduled to enter production in July, with the remainder of the CarPlay lineup rolling out as the new models launch in subsequent months.

GM chief infotainment officer Phil Abram introducing CarPlay and Android Auto support for Chevrolet
MacRumors attended a media event with Chevrolet marketing director Steve Majoros and GM chief infotainment officer Phil Abram yesterday where the company discussed its commitment to giving customers the flexibility to use both iPhones and Android phones responsibly while in the car and its desire to make a splash with a broad set of models that...

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11:37
Adobe Flash Player updates available for OS X on May...

Adobe Flash Player updates address a recently identified Adobe Flash Player web plug-in vulnerability.

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11:36
Native apps coming to the Apple Watch this fall,...

One of the biggest problems with third-party apps on the Apple Watch is that they don’t run natively and can’t gather data directly from the Watch’s own sensors. This makes them more sluggish and feature restricted to Apple’s own apps—they simply can’t keep up.

But Apple will soon open up more possibilities for Apple Watch development, according to Jeff Williams, Apple’s operations chief and the executive in charge of the Apple Watch. On Wednesday, Williams told Walt Mossberg at the Code Conference that developers would get an Apple Watch SDK at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, which...

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11:29
News: Upcoming kit will allow developers to build...

Apple plans to debut a more advanced software development kit for the Apple Watch as early as next month, Re/code reports. At the Code Conference, Apple’s Chief Operations Officer Jeff Williams noted that the new SDK would allow apps like games to run directly on the watch as well as providing direct access to the Apple Watch’s built-in sensors. While the existing WatchKit SDK allows developers to build extensions for the Apple Watch into…

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11:28
CrossOver 14.1.3 - Run Windows apps on your Mac. (...

CrossOver can get your Windows productivity applications and PC games up and running on your Mac quickly and easily. CrossOver runs the Windows software that you need on Mac at home, in the office, or at school without purchasing a Windows license, without rebooting your computer, and without having to use a virtual machine. And CrossOver can run a wide range of Windows software. Check the What Runs database on the developer's Web site.

Easy Installs!
Many Windows titles can be installed using our CrossTie technology. If you have CrossOver installed, and have the installer for your Windows software, simply click the button in our Compatibility Database, and CrossOver will automatically install your application for you!

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  • 10,961 applications in database
  • 1,761 gold medal applications in database
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11:27
Apple confirms WWDC keynote for June 8th at 10 AM PT

Apple:

Make the most of the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference with the WWDC app. Even if you can’t join us in San Francisco, you can still follow along each day — session videos are just a tap away. And because the WWDC app experience now extends to Apple Watch, conference information is available right from your wrist.

Along with the media invites Apple sent out this morning, they have updated the official WWDC app to include the keynote session, likely emceed by CEO Tim Cook and including the usual cast of characters and announcements.

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11:26
Hush! Everybody's Listening!


Americans have been spied on by their own government for far longer than most realized, it turns out, and the United States National Security Agency's surveillance activities are just the tip of the iceberg. The FBI, which repeatedly has expressed dismay at Google and Apple securing their mobile OSes -- on the grounds that it will hamper the fight against terrorism -- reportedly has become a major player in administering the NSA's warrantless surveillance program.

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11:21
Apple's Jeff Williams: Native Apple Watch Apps...

Apple's Vice President of Operations Jeff Williams today took the stage at Re/code's Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, to speak about Apple's recently released wearable device, the Apple Watch.

Williams is the person who oversees Apple's supply chain, much like Tim Cook used to before he became Apple's CEO, and he was described by Walt Mossberg as the "quiet figure" behind many of Apple's popular products like the iPhone and the Apple Watch. Williams says he oversees 3,000 engineers in addition to the supply chain, and offered a tidbit on Apple's recent 74 million iPhone sales in the holiday quarter -- if you stack them like pancakes, they'd reach higher than the International Space Station.

According to Williams, who declined to give specific sales figures on Apple's...

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11:12
Three Alternative Ways to Wear the Apple Watch Sport

The TidBITS crew has discovered some alternative ways to wear your Apple Sport. Try them out and see how you like them!

 

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11:08
Last Chance to Register for the Apple Thunderbolt...

We're giving away a 27-inch Apple Thunderbolt Display with our friends at Stack Social, and it's your last chance to enter. Just sign up to receive deal emails on the giveaway page. There are ways you can share your entry to get additional entries, too. The giveaway ends on May 27th. Good luck!


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11:04
Apple says native watch SDK preview coming at WWDC,...

Big improvements will be coming to Apple Watch apps later this year, Apple SVP of Operations Jeff Williams revealed during an interview at the Code Conference. In the current version of the Watch OS software, apps need to run on the iPhone rather than the watch itself, which puts a serious damper on performance.

However, that will change this fall, Williams said, when native watch apps are finally made possible…

Unlike current watch apps, native apps will run directly on the watch, increasing performance and allowing them to run even while the iPhone paired with the watch is dead or out of range. Developers will be able to start work on their native apps as soon as next...

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11:00
Happy Hour Podcast 016 | Fresh details on iOS 9, OS...

WWDC is right around the corner, and you can definitely expect some interesting changes with iOS 9 and OS X 10.11. This week we discuss some of those changes, along with some new features for the next iPhone. Also, it looks like Jony Ive has moved on from his position as Senior Vice President of Design at Apple. What is he up to now? The Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and through our dedicated RSS feed…

New episodes of Happy Hour are available every Wednesday. As mentioned, you can download this podcast via iTunes or...

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10:57
iOS 9 to Gain New 'Proactive' Lifestyle...

Apple's Siri and search features may expand significantly in iOS 9, letting Apple better compete with Google's feature rich voice-based search component, Google Now. As detailed in a lengthy report from 9to5Mac, Apple is said to be working on an iOS initiative called "Proactive," integrating features like Siri, Maps, Contacts, Calendar, Passbook, and third-party apps into an expanded Spotlight search.

Proactive will reportedly function as a search feature that's built deeply into iOS, replacing the existing Spotlight search menu (shown to the right). It may be accessed either from the top of the screen home screen as Spotlight is, or from the left of the home screen. Taking advantage of several Apple acquisitions like Spotsetter and...

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10:57
News: Apple may debut new ‘Proactive’ assistant with...

Apple is planning to expand Siri and Spotlight functionality in iOS 9 to provide a more effective personal assistant, 9to5Mac reports. Dubbed Proactive, the service is expected to be similar in concept to Google’s Google Now service that is available on Android devices and in Google’s iOS app, leveraging services such as Siri, Contacts, Calendar, Passbook, and third-party apps to provide relevant information to the user based on their…

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10:45
CBS boss Les Moonves again acknowledges Apple’s ‘new...

At a Re/Code event today where Apple’s Jeff Williams is currently speaking, CBS’s Les Moonves told the audience that he’s also speaking to Apple…about a TV deal.

CBS CEO Les Moonves says his network will “probably” sign a deal with Apple to carry his network. “We’re very excited about it,” he told Kara Swisher at the Code Conference Wednesday morning. Moonves said that he met with Apple media boss Eddy Cue last week to discuss Apple’s plans, as part of an “ongoing conversation.”

Typically the #1 rule about negotiating deals with Apple is that you don’t talk about negotiating deals with Apple, but at this point the Apple TV needs network support more than the networks need Apple TV.

Moonves compared the service to other “skinny bundles” and ...

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10:39
Portiko and Pixi: A look at two new and useful...

Bluelounge is an accessory manufacturer with a mission; creating well-designed accessories that people need and want. Over the years I’ve reviewed the company’s Soba cable guides and used a Kickflip with a MacBook Pro, finding the products to not only be attractive and useful, but also surprisingly inexpensive. Today I’m looking at two new products from Bluelounge; the Portiko (US$24.95) extension cord and Pixi multi-purpose ties ($9.95).

Bluelounge Portiko. Photo ©2015, Steven Sande. All rights reserved.

Let’s look at Portiko. Sure, a 6-foot extension cord doesn’t sound too exciting; after all, you can go to your local Home Depot and pick one up any day. But taking a...

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10:31
CBS Likely to Reach Streaming TV Deal With Apple,...

Apple's much-rumored plans to launch a streaming TV service in the fall were confirmed today at Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, where CBS CEO Les Moonves told Re/code's Kara Swisher that CBS will "probably" sign a deal with Apple for the network to be included as a launch partner. “We’re very excited about it,” he told Swisher during his live interview on Wednesday morning.

CBS CEO Les Moonves speaks with Kara Swisher at Code Conference (Re/code)
Moonves confirmed that he met with Apple senior executive Eddy Cue last week to discuss the plans, as part of an "ongoing conversation" about the upcoming streaming TV service, but said he does not know when the service will launch. The service has been rumored to be unveiled at WWDC next month,...

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10:26
OWC's iMac hard drive upgrades now extend to 8TB

Other World Computing (OWC) has announced that iMac owners can now upgrade their iMac to 8TB of storage while maintaining correct system fan control with the OWC in-line digital thermal sensor.  

The new drive option, one of many upgrade options for the iMac from OWC, extends the iMac upgrade path and provides increased storage capacity with 23 percent lower energy consumption, according to Larry O'Connor, founder and CEO, OWC.

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10:21
Beware of the text message that crashes iPhones

There's yet another iOS bug that causes Apple devices to crash when they receive text messages containing a string of special characters. With further finessing, the same exploit may be able to attack Macs, since OS X is also unable to process the same combination of characters, which are technically known as glyphs.

The menacing combination of ASCII and unicode-based characters looks like this:


According to people investigating the bug on reddit, the text causes iPhones running various versions of iOS to promptly crash. A flurry of Twitter users,...

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10:04
TMO Daily Observations 2015-05-27: Apple’s Big...

It's big Apple Bug Day on Daily Observations thanks to discoveryd and Messages. Dave Hamilton joins Jeff Gamet to sort out what Apple is doing to deal with OS X Yosemite networking issues, and they look at the bug that crashes your iPhone when you receive a specific text message.


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09:56
Skype for Mac Update Ignores Its Own Audio Settings

Skype released an update for their OS X client today, version 7.8.388, that includes a nasty bug: it now ignores whatever audio devices you have selected in Skype > Preferences > Audio/Video. It treats every one of those 3 drop-downs there as though you have selected "Same as System." This is bad news for some users.


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09:47
Class action suit involving MacKeeper nears...

An Internet advertising campaign is planned to alert people to a proposed class-action settlement over MacKeeper, a security program for Macs accused of deceptive practices, reports the IDG News Service (http://tinyurl.com/ozmxorb).

ZeoBit, the developer of MacKeeper, was sued in May 2014 in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Filed on behalf of Pennsylvania resident Holly Yencha, the class-action suit alleges MacKeeper was deceptively marketed and did not fully function as advertised.

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09:45
Apple Updates WWDC App With Apple Watch Support,...

Apple today updated its its WWDC app ahead of its 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference, adding support for the Apple Watch and confirming the keynote event for the conference will take place on Monday, June 8 from 10 a.m. Pacific Time to 12 p.m. Pacific Time. According to the app's release notes, with the new Apple Watch portion of the app, users can add sessions to Calendar, listen to audio, and give feedback on session videos right from their wrists.

This year's WWDC keynote should be rather exciting, as Apple is poised to launch two new services at the event. Rumors have suggested that we can expect to see the debut of both a new streaming music service based on Apple's existing Beats service and a new streaming television service.

The television service is brand new territory for Apple, and will see the company offering an assortment of channels that can be streamed over the Internet with no cable...

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09:28
News: Google Search will soon surface content from...

In the coming weeks, search results from the Google app and Chrome browser will begin including suggestions to use relevant apps available on iOS devices, according to a blog post from Google. In the above sample photograph, a search for a restaurant suggests using the OpenTable app to book a reservation. Clicking on the suggestion opens the app and guides it to the correct restaurant. The upgraded indexing of apps is starting with a “small…

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09:00
Quick tour of Office 365–recent updates and what’s...

On this week’s show, Jeremy Chapman is joined by Julia White to take a look at the last year of updates in Office 365 give a sneak peek of what’s coming. We cover themes from machine learning advances and how to better manage your time and find information in Delve to improved collaboration in email and native information protection in Office apps.

It’s been a big year for Office 365 with more than 450 updates to the service. In the past year, we’ve seen Office experiences delivered across multiple platforms, improvements for personalizing the experience with updates to Delve and the Office Graph and IT controls for mobile device management and data loss prevention. And that’s just scratching the surface.

On the show, Julia White recaps the year and gives a sneak peek of what’s coming—including updates to Delve and Office Groups, integration between email and OneDrive for attachments, Sway joining Office 365 and a powerful dashboard and analytics coming to Power BI....

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09:00
Office Lens Android now available at Google Play...

Thanks to the participation of more than 130,000 Google+ community previewers, we’re pleased to release Office Lens Android today. Called a “great app” by one tester, Office Lens turns your Android, iPhone or Windows Phone into a pocket scanner that works “flawlessly,” delivers “crystal clear images” and does an “excellent job of transcribing a printed page, despite edge distortion (page from a hardcover book),” according to other users.

First introduced for Windows Phone in March 2014, followed by the iPhone app early last month, Office Lens Android was the only version to have a public preview, which ran from April 2 to today’s formal release. Both iOS and Google+ communities quickly embraced the...

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08:54
How to prevent the new Messages bug from crashing...

A bug in iOS 8 turns a string of Unicode characters into a phone-crashing catastrophe.

If you receive a message with the characters, either as an iMessage or an SMS text from contacts on other platforms, your iPhone will crash—but only if you open it. If you receive a notification with the message on your lock screen, your phone will either reboot or lock you out of Messages altogether.

The bug doesn’t actually generate the message—some prankster with your phone number has to actually send the code to you. Let’s hope your friends aren’t jerks. If one of your contacts does send you a malicious message, its effects can be reversed with a follow-up message—or you can send yourself the fix from your Mac by replying to the original string in Messages on OS X, according to The Verge. (The bug only affects iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches.)

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08:45
Google Search Will Begin Indexing iOS App Content in...

Google has announced that it will begin indexing content from iOS apps in search results in the near future, enabling iPhone users to open mobile app content straight from Google Search. The company says that indexed links from an initial group of apps will begin appearing on iOS in search results in both the Google app and Chrome for signed-in users in the coming weeks.

Google first introduced app indexing in search results for Android in October 2013, giving developers full control over what app content they would like indexed in search results. A user looking to make a reservation at a restaurant in New York, for example, can access an indexed version of OpenTable directly from search results, book a table and return to Google by tapping the top bar.

Google also outlines instructions for developers on...

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08:34
Creaceed Carbo: Taking analog notes into a digital...

A new universal iOS app from Creaceed is about to change the way that you take notes with digital devices — it has certainly changed my notetaking methods. Carbo (US$7.99, launch price of $3.99) is advertised as “handwriting in the digital age”, and that describes in a nutshell what the app accomplishes.

Carbo starts with a handwritten note. It doesn’t matter if it was written neatly in a notebook or scrawled on a napkin; all you need is a note. Next, you take a photo of that note and adjust the contrast. The app uses what Creaceed calls a “hybrid capture and rendering method, halfway between bitmap and vector” to visualize the note on any iOS display.

The file size captured is much smaller than what you’d see with a JPEG. A full-page note uses about 400KB of storage as opposed to 2.5MB for a full JPEG, so Carbo is quite efficient in storing the images.

Once the...

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08:25
10 Calculator Apps for Your Apple Watch

Now that I’ve found the right calculator for me, I should point out that I still take my phone out of my pocket to use a calculator. That’s a habit thing though, not a problem with the size of the objects on the Apple Watch.

Calculator for Apple Watch

Calculator for Apple Watch is a free, basic, standard little calculator app. It’s the app that could be built into the Apple Watch.

Calcbot

Calcbot is a slight step up from Calculator. Here, we gain the ability to convert some basic things as well, such as kilograms to pounds, Fahrenheit to Celsius and a few other little things. There’s also a little tip calculator...

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08:23
Designing icons

If you ever find yourself in the iOS app icon design business, even temporarily, this is a helpful read, especially if you are an Illustrator user.

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08:18
ComputerWorld review: Apple’s new MacBook is a great...

Michael deAgonia, writing for ComputerWorld, lays out his reaction to the newest MacBook.

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08:15
The Week in iOS Accessories: Apple unveils an iPhone...

Apple unveils an iPhone dock

This week’s roundup includes a new accessory from Apple—an iPhone dock good to fit any Lightning-equipped phone, including the iPhone 6 generation.

Apple

We usually devote this space to third-party accessories, but hey! Apple made an accessory! In this case, it’s a $39 iPhone Lightning Dock equipped to handle any generation of Lightning-equipped iPhone. (A previous generation was built with a groove for just the iPhone 5 generation.) The new design makes it easy to dock an iPhone that has a case, and is useful for making hands-free speaker calls.

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07:53
iOS 8: Wireless roaming reference for enterprise...

iOS 8 introduces important changes that improve roaming behavior and efficiency in enterprise environments. This document details the most important aspects of the decision making process.

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07:52
Initial Transit Maps to launch in roughly half a...

Apple’s sexy new mass transit directions for Maps will hit in iOS 9.

And they’ll be available to you as long as you live in the right cities.

Sources have stated that, in its first iteration, Apple’s Transit service will only support approximately a half-dozen cities across the United States, Canada, and Europe, in addition to China.

In the United States, the planned launch cities are San Francisco and New York, while Toronto will be likely Canada’s sole representative for the iOS 9 Maps Transit feature at launch. In Europe, Apple is said to be gearing up to first launch the feature in London, Paris, and Berlin.

Apple has...

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07:31
Apple swaps out discoveryd network protocol in...

When in doubt, go back to the networking protocol that works best.

And, hey, it should hopefully fix some of the Wi-Fi bugs in Yosemite.

Apple, in an apparent effort to fix DNS errors seen in its Yosemite operating system, will be replacing its buggy discoveryd service with mDNSResponder, a process last implemented in OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

The change was found in the newest OS X 10.10.4 beta, released on Tuesday, wherein Apple reinstated mDNSResponder to handle DNS processes previously assigned to discoveryd since the debut of OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

An article by ArsTechnica found that discoveryd would...

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07:20
Kindle for iPhone, iPad updated with exclusive font

Amazon has updated the Kindle app for iPhone and iPad with an exclusive font called "Bookerly." The font was made available on the Kindle Fire HDX in December, 2014 and has now come to Apple's devices. Designed for "optimal readability at any screen size," Amazon notes that Bookerly is available on "most" Kindle books. 

The update also features improved character placement for less eye strain and improved accommodation of large fonts. 

 

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07:09
Little Snitch 3.5.3 - Alerts you about outgoing...

Little Snitch gives you control over your private outgoing data.

Track background activity
As soon as your computer connects to the Internet, applications often have permission to send any information wherever they need to. Little Snitch takes note of this activity and allows you to decide for yourself what happens with this data.

Control your network
Choose to allow or deny connections, or define a rule how to handle similar, future connection attempts. Little Snitch runs inconspicuously in the background and it can even detect network-related activity of viruses, trojans, and other malware.



Version 3.5.3:

  • Significantly reduced CPU load of Little Snitch menu bar item.
  • Improved searching for denied connections in Network Monitor.
  • Improved compatibility with OS X 10.10.4.
  • Fixed: Menu bar item sometimes got stuck in highlight mode.
  • Fixed:...

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06:57
News: iOS bug allows peculiar string of characters...

A bug in banner notifications through the Messages app allows a string of characters sent via iMessage or SMS to crash an iPhone, MacRumors reports. Receiving the string of symbols and Arabic characters causes an iPhone to crash and quickly reboot after the message pops up in a notification. After the reboot, Messages will crash immediately upon opening, unless it’s being opened to the conversation containing the offending message. Even then,…

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06:55
Watch Effect: Apple Watch hints at a Siri who's...

Pairing an Apple Watch with an iPhone makes Siri easier to access than ever. But with a new voice-controlled Apple TV said to be on the horizon, Siri seems poised to become an even more prevalent part of the Apple ecosystem.

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06:42
Apple became the number one smartphone vendor in...

Worldwide sales of smartphones to end users reached 336 million units, an increase of 19.3% during the first quarter of 2015, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com). And Apple became the number one smartphone vendor in China for the first time.

Smartphone growth was led by strong smartphone sales in emerging markets (excluding China); the fastest growing regions were emerging Asia/Pacific, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East and North Africa. Due to these high-performing regions, the emerging markets achieved a 40 percent increase in sales during the first quarter of 2015. 

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06:36
Yosemite 10.10.4 Beta Dumps Discoveryd to Fix...

In hopes of finally addressing ongoing network-related issues in OS X Yosemite, the new 10.10.4 beta release does away with discoveryd and rolls back to mDNSResponder from OS X Mavericks. Apple replaced mDNSResponder in OS X Yosemite with discoveryd for handling certain network tasks, but that decision left many Mac owners frustrated with heavy CPU usage, slow Internet issues, and network connection problems.

The Mac Observer Spin: Discoveryd has been a big bag of hurt for Apple. Rolling back to mDNSResponder seems like a smart move considering just how many network-related issues Yosemite using Mac owners have been facing.


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06:31
Gear: Bluelounge Portiko

Bluelounge’s Portiko ($25) is a 6’ extension cord with a hub at the end that includes two USB ports and two outlets — one USB port and outlet on each side of the hub. One port is actually marked “iOS,” while the other is marked “USB.” According to Bluelounge, the two USB ports share 2.4A, but only plugging an iPad into the iOS port will charge it at full speed. Portiko ships with a magnetic plate backed with 3M…

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06:29
News: Daily Deal: Last Chance to enter The Apple...

Today is your last chance to enter The Apple Thunderbolt Giveaway, in which one lucky winner will receive a 27-inch AppleThunderbolt Display. Simply visit the link below, enter your e-mail address and click the “Enter Now” button. Hurry up, though: the giveaway closes tonight, May 27, 2015, at 11:59 PM EDT. Good luck!

Enter The Apple Thunderbolt Giveaway now...

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06:20
WD redesigns its My Passport Drives line-up

WD has introduced the new, redesigned My Passport Ultra portable hard drives and My Passport for Mac drives.

With the My Passport line now in its seventh generation, the My Passport Ultra and My Passport for Mac portable hard drives are now available in capacities up to 3TB and in four colors: black, white, wild berry, and blue. WD is also introducing a new optional accessory – the WD Grip Pack – a soft band, available in a variety of colors, which encircles the drive. It offers consumers a way to personalize their My Passport drives.

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06:01
OmniGraffle Pro 6.2.3 - Create diagrams, flow charts...

OmniGraffle Pro helps you draw beautiful diagrams, family trees, flow charts, org charts, layouts, and (mathematically speaking) any other directed or non-directed graphs. We've had people use Graffle to plan plotlines for a story, make an overview of an operating system, show the evolution of computers, and even show how diseases can spread in a closed population. If you want to organize your thoughts, your projects, or even your friends graphically using boxes and lines, OmniGraffle is your tool.

OmiGraffle Professional has all of the great features in 6.0, plus a powerful toolset for advanced document creation and editing options. For the pro user who's looking for an in-depth diagramming application that's still priced below the competition, you've come to the right place.



Version 6.2.3: Stability

  • Possibly fixed another prevalent crash on launch.
  • Fixed an issue that could lead to Mac App Store versions of OmniGraffle...

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05:55
A Text Message Can Crash An iPhone and Force It To...

DavidGilbert99 writes with news that a bug in iOS has made it so anyone can crash an iPhone by simply sending it a text message containing certain characters. "When the text message is displayed by a banner alert or notification on the lockscreen, the system attempts to abbreviate the text with an ellipsis. If the ellipsis is placed in the middle of a set of non-Latin script characters, including Arabic, Marathi and Chinese, it causes the system to crash and the phone to reboot." The text string is specific enough that it's unlikely to happen by accident, and users can disable text notification banners to protect themselves from being affected. However, if a user receives the crash-inducing text, they won't be able to access the Messages app without causing another crash. A similar bug crashed applications in OS X a few years ago.

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05:55
OS X: 3 Tricks for Moving Files Around

Ever been curious about how you can use a keyboard shortcut to move files on your Mac? What about ways to drag and drop stuff without having to open separate windows? Melissa Holt has three very useful Quick Tips on organizing items in the Finder, coming right up!


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05:52
iOS bug lets someone crash your iPhone with a text...

There's an iOS bug that lets someone crash your iPhone by sending a text message from their own iPhone containing what appears to be a single line of seemingly innocuous Arabic script, according to AppleInsider (http://tinyurl.com/oa58zch).

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05:35
OmniFocus 2.2 - GTD task manager with iOS companion...

OmniFocus helps you manage your tasks the way that you want, freeing you to focus your attention on the things that matter to you most.

Capturing tasks and ideas is always a keyboard shortcut away in OmniFocus 2. Clip data from Mail, Safari, Messages, or third-party apps. Bring up Quick Entry to file away an idea before it drifts away; it's always at your fingertips, waiting for more.

OmniFocus comes in two feature levels: Standard, available for $39.99; and Pro, available for $79.99.



Version 2.2:

  • Today Extension -- You can now customize OmniFocus’ Notification Center Widget! Pro Customers can choose a Custom Perspective, and all customers can choose between Overdue, Due Today, Deferred Until Today, Flagged, and Inbox. Note: We are still working to resolve an issue where the Today Extension can get “stuck”; unfortunately you may be more likely to experience this when using longer lists such as custom perspectives. This...

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05:00
Apple Surpasses Google to Reclaim Title of World...

Apple was named the most valuable global brand in market research firm Millward Brown's tenth annual BrandZ brand value report [PDF], seeing a 67% rise in brand value to $246.9 billion. The Cupertino-based company surpassed Google, which ranked first in the 2014 report, to reclaim the top ranking in the study for the fourth time in the past five years. See BrandZ's annual reports in 2011, 2012 and 2013 for reference."With a 67 percent rise in Brand Value to $247 billion,...

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04:20
Troi Automatisering releases Troi File Plug-in 8.0.1...

Troi Automatisering has released Troi File Plug-in 8.0.1 for FileMaker Pro 14. The update of the file management plug-in fixes some problems and improves several functions.

Troi File Plug-in is a very powerful tool for getting access to information outside the FileMaker Pro database. Any files or folders stored on the computer can be accessed through the functions of the plug-in.

A fully functional demo version of Troi File Plug-in 8.0.1 is available for downloading at Troi's Web site (http://www.troi.com/software/fileplugin.html).

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04:12
IoT market to grow 19% this year

The worldwide Internet of Things (IoT) market is expected to grow 19% in 2015, led by digital signage, according to a new forecast from International Data Corporation (www.idc.com). The second annual forecast focuses on growing IoT use in 11 vertical industries, including consumer, retail, healthcare, government, manufacturing, transportation, and other industries, while also sizing IoT opportunities for 25 vertical-specific use cases.

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04:02
Kool Tools: BetterZip 3 for Mac OS X

MacItBetter's (http://macitbetter.com/) BetterZip 3, an archiving solution for Mac OS X, has been revved to version 3.

The biggest new feature is the Direct Mode, which speeds up working with large archives by making archive preparation and recompression obsolete.The archive password manager helps you work with encrypted archives by collecting a list of archive passwords in your OS X keychain. These can be used automatically whenever you open  encrypted archives. BetterZip 3 adds a password generator which suggests strong passwords whenever you need them.

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03:13
70,000 pictures make up this panorama of Europe...

This is a photo of Mont Blanc, the tallest mountain in the European Union. But it's not just any photo: it's actually just a small part of a panorama comprised of 70,000 pictures and 365 gigapixels. In 2014, a team of photographers led by Filippo Ble...

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02:54
Apple's "Siri" & "App Store...

On May 27, 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Granted Apple five registered trademark certificates covering two Apple icons.

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02:02
Oculus VR bought a firm that reconstructs 3D scenes...

I'm willing to bet that one of the best things about having Facebook in your back pocket is that your pocketbook is likely bottomless. How's that? Well, Oculus has acquired yet another company on its path to a retail model. This time it's Surreal Vis...

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01:00
Wake up to the smell of money, not farts

If we were rich, we'd pay gourmet baker Richard Bertinet to rouse us every day with the scent of his freshly baked bread. Unfortunately, we're not, which is why SensorWake's smell-based alarm clock is such an exciting prospect. Rather than waking use...

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00:00
Maintain serves up Cocktail 8.4 (Yosemite Edition)

Maintain has served up Cocktail 8.4 (Yosemite Edition), the latest maintenance update for users running OS X Yosemite.

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. Version 8.4 adds ability to clear applications (App Store, Automator, Contacts, Dashboard, Dictionary, Game Center, iBooks, iTunes, Maps, Photos, System Preferences, Xcode) caches and adds compatibility with OS X 10.10.4. It also contains updated Automator actions.

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00:00
Maintain serves up Cocktail 8.4 (Yosemite Edition)

Maintain has served up Cocktail 8.4 (Yosemite Edition), the latest maintenance update for users running OS X Yosemite.

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. Version 8.4 adds ability to clear applications (App Store, Automator, Contacts, Dashboard, Dictionary, Game Center, iBooks, iTunes, Maps, Photos, System Preferences, Xcode) caches and adds compatibility with OS X 10.10.4. It also contains updated Automator actions.

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Tuesday May 26

23:04
Silk Road creator could spend decades behind bars

Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht aka Dread Pirate Roberts will be an old man by the time he gets out of prison. The 31-year-old is already expected to serve a minimum of 20 years after being found guilty on seven charges, including money laundering an...

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21:10
iOS bug causes Messages to crash, iPhone to reboot...

A newly found bug surrounding iOS and Messages has emerged this evening that causes the app to continuously crash when a certain text is received. If the text is received while the phone is on the lock screen, it also causes your iPhone to reboot without any notice or explanation.

This isn’t the first time a bug like this has emerged, in fact it has happened several times in the past. Apple usually fixes the issue in a timely matter, but until it’s fixed it is a rather malicious problem. Thankfully, the ability to crash Messages and reboot someone’s iPhone is limited to iPhone to iPhone communication and a certain specific strand of text. Since the characters strand is so specific, most...

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20:59
1Password 5.3.2 - Powerful password manager;...

1Password is a password manager that uniquely brings you both security and convenience. It is the only program that provides anti-phishing protection and goes beyond password management by adding Web form filling and automatic strong password generation. Your confidential information, including passwords, identities, and credit cards, is kept secure using strong encryption.

1Password fully supports major Web browsers, including Safari, Firefox, Chrome, and Opera. All browser extensions share the same encrypted data which means you never need to manually copy your passwords between browsers or from the password manager to a browser ever again!

1Password has received numerous awards, including 5 mice from Macworld magazine, MacLife Editors pick, and was the Pick of Week on MacBreak Weekly by both Leo Laporte and Merlin Mann.

1Password is also available for and syncs with Windows, iOS, and Android.



Version 5.3.2:

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20:59
Bug in iOS Unicode handling crashes iPhones with a...

A peculiar iOS bug apparently that allows pranksters to crash a victim's iPhone by sending a text message from their own iPhone containing what appears to be a single line of seemingly innocuous Arabic script.

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20:54
Cox is bringing VOD to select TiVo boxes in July

Cox and TiVo have been making noise about joining forces and making the cable provider's extensive Video-On-Demand catalog available on retail TiVo set-tops for nearly five years now. Following a recent post by ZatzNotFunny, however, Cox confirmed ea...

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20:34
New iOS Bug Crashing iPhones Simply by Receiving a...

A new bug has been discovered in the Messages app, allowing a string of characters sent to a person via iMessage or text message to crash an iPhone and cause the Messages app to fail to open. The bug, which requires a specific string of characters, was first noticed on reddit earlier this afternoon and has been spreading around the Internet since then.

Sending the string of characters to an iPhone results in an immediate respring, causing an iPhone to crash and quickly reboot, and then it prevents the Messages app from being opened again.

If you receive one of these messages, there's a quick way to fix it. The Messages app appears to be able to be opened to the last conversation where the offending message was sent from, so sending another message (or having a person send you a message) in this conversation clears the bug and returns functionality to normal...

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17:38
FuzzMeasure

FuzzMeasure is an audio and acoustic measurement tool to produce, analyze, and publish beautiful graphs. It delivers a comprehensive suite of features for professionals in research, acoustics, live sound, room design, and pro audio. By combining sophisticated technology with an elegant user interface, FuzzMeasure offers an unparalleled experience.

I’ve talked to the developer about FuzzMeasure quite a bit over the years. Great to see this update.

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17:36
Snapchat CEO says that holding down Snaps to View...

Speaking at the Code Conference south of Los Angeles this evening, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel revealed that the key Snapchat feature of needing to hold down the display to view a photo or a video will go away in the future. Asked by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg about needing to hold down on the display to view content, Spiegel said that the feature was originally designed to circumvent the lack of a Screenshot API on the iPhone…

Without developer access to the screenshot control, Snapchat used the holding down on the display mechanism to block people from being able to take screenshots of Snapchat photos and videos they were sent. Now that iOS has a Screenshot API, Spiegel hinted that the need to hold down on content to...

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17:33
Amazon Prime an EcoCrime

There was nothing unique about these items—they were puny in size and yet they arrived in a giant box bursting with air-filled packaging material. And I looked at that box with absolute and complete disgust, wondering, Is Amazon Prime actually an EcoCrime? Others on Twitter agreed with that take, which only reaffirmed my guilt for using Prime—for being an unwitting enabler of waste.

I’m not a member of Amazon Prime, but I know a lot of people, like Om, that are. I can’t wait to hear the explanation for the oversized packaging from Amazon.

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17:13
Leading Research Agency Millard Brown Lists Apple as...

Millward Brown is a leading global research agency specializing in advertising effectiveness, strategic communication, media a branding equity research. The company has just published their extensive report covering the most valuable global brands for 2015. The number one brand for 2015 is Apple who took a gigantic leap in brand value over last year.

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16:00
AWT News Update: May 26, 2015

We hope you had a nice Memorial Day (US) or Bank Holiday (UK) weekend. Here are some top stories for this Tuesday:

  • Facebook adds restaurant reviews written by professional food critics to mobile Facebook Pages for thousands of restaurants
  • The Apple facility in Mesa, AZ caught on fire today... but all damage seems to be limited to the roof
  • Marriott has an Apple Watch app for check-ins and more
  • iOS 9 may include transit service routes and navigation in the Maps app
  • A new Mac game offers auto racing for blind and low-vision users

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15:57
Samsung's Gear VR Patent Surfaces Describing a...

Recently the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published the original Samsung Gear VR patent which provides us with a basic roadmap of some of the features that could be coming to Gear VR over time. The patent reveals such things as integrating mobile TV ...

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15:45
Daily Deals for May 26, 2015, featuring Carbo

It’s time to save some of your hard-earned money with our Daily Deals, featuring highlighted deals for AWT readers, hardware discounts and our own handpicked iOS and OS X sales. All prices are USD and subject to change. Please check prices before you purchase as some deals may expire quickly.

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  • Carbo - Handwriting in the Digital Age [$7.99 → $3.99] Carbo lets you capture and organize handwritten notes and sketches, bringing handwriting in the digital age, right on your iPhone and iPad.

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15:45
The Week in Mac Apps: Clean up your contacts,...

All about keeping organized

This week’s roundup of new Mac apps brings you all kinds of ways to keep your folders tidy and files organized—plus a couple of apps just for fun.

Address Book Clearout 2.0

If your contacts have turned into a duplicated mess, Grande Americano’s $5 Address Book Clearout (Mac App Store Link) can help you sort through the rubble and bring order to chaos.

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15:35
iKlip Grip: iPhone Stand and Selfiestick with...

IK Multimedia announced iKlip Grip Tuesday, a single product with that can function as a desktop tripod, grip handle, monopod or tripod adapter. In other words, you can use it as a stand or a selfie stick, and it comes with a Bluetooth shutter button for remotely activating your camera. Its holder is designed to accommodate smartphones of most sizes, as well as cameras. It ships later this month for US$59.99.


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15:09
ShowStoppers & MacTech Team Up for DevFocus at...

ShowStoppers has long put on some of our favorite events at tradeshows (and beyond). They assemble great product and app creators, put them in a room where all the booths are roughly the same size (and not over-adorned with lights and glitz) and only allow media as attendees for a 2-to-4 hour event. Good news: this year it's happening for the first time at WWDC.


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15:06
Apple Replaces Problematic 'Discoveryd'...

In today's fourth OS X 10.10.4 beta, Apple made a significant behind-the-scenes change that could result in improved networking performance for some users -- the removal of the "discoveryd" process. As noted by MacRumors forum members and 9to5Mac, in OS X 10.10.4 beta 4, the discoveryd process has been replaced by mDNSresponder.

Since OS X Yosemite debuted in October, there have been ongoing complaints about discoveryd consuming CPU resources, draining battery life, and causing issues with Wi-Fi. These problems have...

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15:02
Gadget Ogling: A Mighty Little Amp, a Credit Card-...


Thankfully, tinny, terrible laptop speakers seem a relic of the past, but there are still occasions when the built-in audio from your portable computer's speakers or audio jack just doesn't quite cut it. Let's say you're an electronic music luminary traveling the world without the comforts of one's home studio but with an album deadline to meet. You need to hear what's going on. So here's the Apogee Groove, a portable USB amplifier that apparently improves audio all the way from low-bitrate WAV files to high-quality FLAC files.

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14:52
New OS X beta dumps discoveryd, restores...

Apple has fixed a bunch of OS X Yosemite's bugs since releasing it last fall, but one big one remained: the error-prone discoveryd DNS service was still present in 10.10.3, and it was still causing problems.

Today, Apple released a new beta build of the OS X 10.10.4 update, and it turns out that Apple's fix for the problem was the same as ours: 9to5Mac reports that the discoveryd service is gone, and it's been replaced by the mDNSResponder service that handled DNS in Mavericks and older versions. That doesn't mean discoveryd is gone for good—Apple could try to fix its bugs and reinstate it in a future update, or it...

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14:50
If you see Error 3194, Error 17, or 'This...

If iTunes can’t communicate with Apple's software update server, you might see one of these messages.

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14:48
Family purchases and payments

Are you the family organizer? Learn how purchases work with Family Sharing, what you're responsible for, and how to manage family purchases and payments.

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14:42
Report: iOS 9 Maps will finally bring mass transit...

For iPhone users living in a big city where public transportation is oftentimes the quickest way to get around, navigating using Apple’s Maps app has been less than ideal.

According to 9to5Mac, Apple’s Maps app will finally include mass transit service routes and navigation in iOS 9, coming in the fall. The long-awaited Maps integration will allow iPhone users to get directions that take into account bus routes, subway maps, and train schedules. In addition, transit spots like subway stations will be easily visible on the map, and there will be a Transit map view available alongside Standard, Hybrid, and Satellite. Apple is rumored to be announcing these upgrades to Maps during WWDC on June 8.

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14:07
Apple drops discoveryd in latest OS X beta following...

After many complaints from the developer community about poor networking performance on Yosemite, the latest beta of OS X 10.10.4 has dropped discoveryd in favor of the old process used by previous versions of the Mac operating system. This should address many of the network stability issues introduced with Yosemite and its new networking stack.

The discoveryd process has been subject to much criticism in recent months as it causes users to regularly drop WiFi access and causes network shares to list many times over, due to bugs. Many developers, such as Craig Hockenberry, have complained about the buggy software and workarounds have been found to include substituting the older system (called mDNSResponder) back into Yosemite.

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13:50
iOS 9's Upcoming Transit Addition to Maps May...

Apple has been working on adding mass transit routing information to its Maps application for several years, and while the feature appears to be ready to debut as part of iOS 9, it could be limited in scope at launch. The transit service may initially be available only in a small number of cities across the United States, Canada, Europe, and China when iOS 9 is released to the public, according to sources that spoke to 9to5Mac.

San Francisco and New York are said to be two of the locations in the United States where transit directions will be available. Both major cities are known for their public transportation options. In Canada, Toronto will likely gain transit routing options in the Maps app, as will London, Paris, and Berlin in Europe. Cities in China will also be included in the initial launch....

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13:46
News: iOS 9 Transit feature to launch in select...

Following an earlier report that Apple Maps will be adding Transit in iOS 9, a follow-up report by 9to5Mac provides more details on Apple’s initial rollout plans, indicating that at launch the service will be limited to a handful of cities around the world. According to sources familiar with the project, Apple’s Transit service will be coming to only a half-dozen cities at first, with the list including San Francisco and New York in the…

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13:32
Facebook adds restaurant reviews from actual food...

In this post-Yelp era, everyone’s become a food critic. But now Facebook is looking to showcase reviews from people who actually get paid to eat for a living, above the crowdsourced noise.

On Tuesday, The Verge first reported that thousands of restaurants will start integrating reviews from actual food critics on their mobile Facebook Pages. Facebook has partnered with five established publications to source these professional reviews, including Bon AppetitConde Nast Traveler, Eater, New York magazine, and the San Francisco Chronicle. The “Critic Reviews” section is now right above user reviews and includes images and a short blurbs pulled right from media outlet. Clicking on the critic the module takes you to the full review on the publisher’s website.

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13:30
Tip of the Day: Showing badge count for only...

Sometimes dealing with email can be an overwhelming task, and the default settings in the iOS Mail app — showing every unread message on your icon badge — doesn’t make things any easier in that regard. Especially if you’re the sort of person who feels that every red indicator on your home screen has to be dealt with as soon as possible. While alternative email applications and services often do a better job of filtering out and only…

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13:12
About the Apple Lightning docks

You can listen to music, and you can charge and sync an iPhone or iPod touch with an Apple Lightning dock. Learn which iOS device models work with each dock, and how to know which model you have.

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