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Tuesday February 2

17:16
Microsoft reportedly buys SwiftKey for $250M as part...

Microsoft is looking to expand on its artificial intelligence program with the reported purchase of UK-based developer SwiftKey, makers of the popular cross-platform predictive keyboard of the same name.

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16:56
Apple releases Xcode 7.2.1 with bug fixes and...

Apple this evening has pushed a small update to its developer software Xcode. The update bumps the app to version 7.2.1, following the initial release of version 7.2 late last year. Xcode 7.2.1 carries the build number 7C1002 and includes a handful of under-the-hood fixes and improvements.

Apple says that a variety of bugs have been fixed with this evening’s Xcode update. Hiccups relating to the command line and debugger have been fixed, while the certificate used to developer Wallet passes, Safari Push Notifications, and Safari Extensions has also been updated. As usual, the company says there are “additional bug fixes and stability improvements,” as well.

The full changelog is below:

Fixed in Xcode 7.2.1:

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16:24
ZAGG to merge with mophie

In a deal valued at US$100 million, accessory manufacturer ZAGG has acquired another well-known manufacturer of accessories -- mophie. Despite the irreconcilable differences in their use of upper or lower case, the two companies are actually a good fit for each other. As noted in a press release sent out today, the combination of the two companies will create the market leader in four different accessory categories; battery cases, external batteries, screen protection and tablet keyboards.  

In 2015, the two companies had combined net sales of about $470 million. The new entity (no word yet on whether they'll change the name of the combined company) expects to see growth through strengthened product development and expanded distribution.  

The companies expect the deal to be consummated in the first quarter of 2016 dependent on regulatory...

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16:18
Microsoft purchases popular keyboard maker SwiftKey...

The Financial Times is reporting that Microsoft has purchased popular third-party keyboard maker SwiftKey for $250 million. While SwiftKey is most known for their predictive keyboard, the acquisition is more of an artificial intelligence play for Microsoft.

While this deal could be seen as just the latest in a line of Microsoft purchases of popular apps, it is not. A source told the FT that, “There’s a war for talent in artificial intelligence...

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15:21
Steve Jobs Keynote Introducing the NeXT Computer in...

Man, do I love the Internet. The ReDiscovered Future project has posted a video of the introduction of It took place on October 12, 1988, in the the Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. According to the introductory credits, it was tracked down as part of preproduction research for the Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs movie, and was assembled (and restored) from two VHS tapes. This media event was Steve Jobs's first public presentation after his departure from Apple. The quality is terrible, despite the restoration, but considering the source material came from VHS tapes that are decades old, it's astounding we have anything to see at all. Check it out.


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15:13
Zagg buys battery case maker Mophie for $100M

Zagg, best known for its InvisibleShield line of protective display coverings, on Tuesday announced plans to purchase iPhone battery case maker Mophie in a deal worth at least $100 million.

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15:00
AWT News Update: February 2, 2016

Happy Groundhog Day! We have a new sponsor this week (Winning WordPress) and plenty of fun news and rumors for the day.

Happy Groundhog Day! We have a new sponsor this week (Winning WordPress) and plenty of fun news and rumors for the day.

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  • MacRumors has word that the iPhone 7 will lose the camera bump of the iPhone 6 and 6s, as well as a few of the antenna bands that stretch across the back of the existing phones
  • A veteran Mac app developer updates a Mac CAD program that's been getting new features and updates since 1988
  • Everybody's favorite Apple analyst, Gene Munster, thinks the Apple Watch might get a hardware upgrade in March
  • A new Safe Harbor agreement is in place for data transfers between the US and EU

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14:51
Apple has become a regular at Stanford University...

Amid rumors claiming Apple is investing heavily in virtual and augmented reality solutions, it was revealed on Tuesday that the company has taken a recent interest in Stanford University's Virtual Human Interaction Lab, sending representatives to visit the facility three times in as many months.

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14:46
ZAGG to acquire Mophie, takeover battery, screen...

Popular accessory maker Zagg today announced that it has acquired Mophie, another accessory maker best known for its iPhone battery cases and power accessories. The deal will see Zagg purchase Mophie for $100 million. Mophie CEO Daniel Huang and COO Shawn Dougherty will continue their current respective roles and will report to Zagg CEO Randy Hales.

In the press release, Hales said that the acquisition will allow the two companies to work together and deliver an even better customer and investor experience than they could as independent companies....

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14:43
US Customs is seizing thousands of hoverboards

In the last few months, US customs officers have seized thousands of counterfeit and potentially dangerous hoverboards

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14:37
Study Says Apple Watch the Only Fitness Tracker...

Wearable fitness trackers collect a lot of personal information about our activities, but only one is keeping that data away from anyone who wants to intercept it: Apple Watch. That's the finding from a study conducted by the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs.


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14:26
Poll: Will you buy the upcoming 4-inch iPhone 5se?

With Apple’s much rumored upcoming iPhone 5se on the horizon— an upgraded version of the iPhone 5S that retains the 4-inch display size for diehard fans of the model— we want to find out if you plan on upgrading when the new device launches. That’s the question we ask in today’s poll, in addition to what device you’re upgrading from (or downgrading, depending on how you look at it). 

There are a few things to consider unlike usual Apple and iPhone product launches. It looks like the iPhone 5se, as we previously reported is the current plan for the device’s moniker, will break up Apple’s usual fall release schedule with a mid-year iPhone refresh. It will...

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14:25
ATTO Technology ThunderLink devices certified with...

ATTO Technology (www.attotech.com) has announced that its ThunderLink 10GbE Desklink devices have been certified for use with Avid’s collaborative shared storage solutions.

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14:25
Why Google/Alphabet Is Worth More than Apple

Google, or rather the new parent company called Alphabet, overtook Apple Inc. to become the world's most valuable corporation Tuesday. The two companies switched places after Alphabet jumped on its December quarterly earnings report, helped by a decline in Apple's shares. Bryan Chaffin explains why Wall Street values the two companies so differently.


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14:21
Apple, other companies to be taxed on digital sales...

Taxes on digital sales by Apple, Google Play and Netflix has been approved by the Russian government and is expected to be implemented as of 2017, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The article says that President Vladimir Putin ordered that relevant state agencies prepare changes to the country's legislation aimed to "ensure equal conditions for online companies' operation in Russia" by September 2016. Russian online video services complained that foreign companies selling digital content in Russia have an unfair advantage since don't pay VAT (value-added tax), which in Russia amounts to 18%.

An exemption from VAT was originally adopted in Russia for foreign software developers and was subsequently applied to software sales on Apple's AppStore and Google Play and later to sales of movies and music on iTunes, Google Play Music and...

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14:16
Apple Watch officially launching in Israel next week

Even before Apple shakes up the lineup with new bands and software next month, the Apple Watch is continuing its initial launch around the world. Israel, which doesn’t have an Apple Retail Store presence and instead relies on authorized resellers, is will be selling the Apple Watch locally for the first time next week.

iDigital, an authorized reseller owned by iCon Group in Israel, is expected to carry the Apple Watch Sport as well as select stainless steel models from 1,999 NIS, or about $430 USD without tax, starting Thursday, February 11th. Apple.com in Israel now lists the launch date as well.

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14:15
Rumor: the iPhone 7 will have a flush rear camera,...

Quoting an unnamed “source who has provided reliable information in the past,” MacRumors says the iPhone 7 body will appear very similar to the design used for the iPhone 6 and 6s, with two significant exceptions involving cameras and the antenna bands. 

The article says the rear camera, which protrudes slightly on the iPhone 6 and 6s, will sit flush with the rear casing of the iPhone 7, enabled by a thinner camera module. Recent rumors have indicated Apple is considering equipping the iPhone 7 Plus with a dual-lens rear camera, but the smaller iPhone 7 is expected to include a more traditional camera. 

MacRumors adds that the iPhone 7’s body will see the removal of antenna bands across the rear. Antenna bands at the sides and around the top and bottom edges are said to remain.

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14:04
Notable apps and app updates for Feb. 2, 2016

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks for Mac OS X and iOS.

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

SweetP Productions has served up Cookie 5.0, an update to their cookie management product for Mac OS X.

The app can be configured to automatically remove any security threats including tracking cookies, unnecessary cookies, flash cookies, silverlight, and databases from your Mac. Version 5.0 has been re-written from the ground-up to support El Capitan and supports Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Chromium, and Opera browsers.

Cookie 5.0 requires El Capitan and costs . It can be purchased at the product website or the Mac App Store.

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13:51
News: Report: iPhone 7 to include flush camera lens...

A few new details have emerged on Apple’s iPhone 7, as reported by MacRumors. Citing a reliable source, the report notes that the iPhone 7 body will be very similar to the iPhone 6 design, although the rear camera will apparently sit flush with the rear casing, rather than protruding as it does on the iPhone 6 and 6s. The iPhone 7 will also reportedly exclude the antenna bands across the rear, providing a cleaner, flat metal look on the back,…

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13:45
Satechi Magnet Mount and Magnet Vent Mount: Stick...

SATECHI MAGNET MOUNT. PHOTO © 2016 STEVEN SANDE

Most people who have iPhones and iPads quickly find new and fun uses for them, and it's remarkable where you'll find the Apple devices. Whether it's on an exercise bike control panel, in the bathroom for watching the news while shaving, or in the kitchen as a digital cookbook and timer, Apple's digital toys are everywhere. Here's a pair of upcoming products from Satechi that will help you mount your iPhone or iPad mini just about anywhere. The Satechi Magnet Mount (US$19.99) and Magnet Vent Mount ($19.99) use powerful magnets to hold your device rock-steady in the kitchen, gym or car.

Design

Both of the mounts work the same way; if your device is in a case, you slide a slim rectangular plate into the case...

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13:44
Mac: Bloop Airmail 2.6 for Mac

We liked the look and feel of Bloop’s Airmail email client for Mac when it debuted a couple of years ago, and now Bloop is back, taking it to the next level with Airmail 2.6 for Mac ($10). The latest version adds support for OS X El Capitan, along with a totally redesigned app menu, new shortcuts, and a snooze feature akin to the now-defunct Mailbox. You can also now resize images in attachments, and a new smart unread selection helps you manage your inbox more effectively. The update came just before the recent debut of Airmail for iOS.

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13:30
Man successfully sues Apple for a crack in his ‘...

Gareth Cross, 32, a Welsh man from Ceredigion has successfully sued Apple after his watch broke, forcing the company to change its product description, reports the BBC News. He paid £339 in July 2015 for his Apple Watch Sport, but spotted a crack in the glass face 10 days later.

Apple said fixing the watch wasn’t covered by the smartwatch’s warranty, despite its official claim it was scratch-resistant. Cross took the company to the small claims court in Aberystwyth for breach of the Sale of Goods Act, and has won the case after a six-month fight. Apple was ordered to refund the cost of the watch and pay £429 costs. BBC News says the company has changed the description of the watch, removing impact resistant claim.

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13:17
'iPhone 7' to return to flat back without...

Apple's next flagship iPhone will return to a flatter and more elegant rear casing, ditching some of the style cues of the iPhone 6 and 6s, a report said on Tuesday.

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12:57
Environmental concerns slow progress on Apple's...

Progress on Apple's new ?850 million data center in Ireland is reportedly at a standstill as the Irish government continues to sort out complaints about the project's potential to harm local wildlife.

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12:54
Adobe Ink & Slide Stylus Combo: $29.99

We loved Adobe's Ink stylus and Slide ruler for the iPad when they were released, and an 85 percent discount makes them too good to pass up. The Ink stylus offers pressure and angle sensitivity in supported apps, plus you can color code the status light so it's easy to tell yours from everyone else's. The Slide makes it easy to create shapes, angles, patterns, and perspective in your drawings. Working together, they make for a pretty awesome combo, and totally worth checking out-especially at this awesome price.


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12:44
Harvard Researchers Debunk Warnings of Terrorists...


The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University on Monday released a report that questions the so-called "going dark" phenomenon. The U.S. government and its surveillance and law enforcement agencies have been calling for an end to encryption because they say it lets terrorists communicate and plan with impunity and is responsible for going dark -- the inability of law enforcement to monitor communications. That's not true, according to the Berkman Center.

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12:38
Report: iPhone 7 will lose camera bump and antenna...

While reports have been circulating that Apple is considering using a rear dual-camera system on the expected iPhone 7 Plus later this year, a new report today claims that there’s another change coming to the iPhone 7 camera as well.

Citing an anonymous source with an apparently reliable history, MacRumors is reporting that the upcoming iPhone 7 will lose the rear camera bump thanks to a thinner camera...

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12:30
The Week in Mac Apps: Get things done with Chaos...

...plus, plenty of productivity tools

This week’s roundup of new Mac apps features Chaos Control, a tool for task management. Plus, you’ll find an app for tracking shipments, a publishing program, and more. Read on!

Beautiful Backup : Create Beautiful Folders for Photos 4.0

Protect your most precious memories with Muharrem Ozkan’s $5 Beautiful Backup (Mac App Store Link), a simple app that backs up all of your digital media in easily accessible folders.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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12:27
Man sues Apple, wins case over Apple Watch Sport...

A Welsh man on Tuesday won a small-claims case against Apple, one which accused the company of violating the region's Sale of Goods Act in refusing to honor his Apple Watch warranty.

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12:05
Apple’s planned Irish data center may be delayed

Apple's first data center in Ireland is facing delays after unhappy Irish citizens lodged formal complaints with the Irish government, reports Business Insider.

The Cupertino, California-based company planned to start building the €850 million data center on a 500-acre site before the end of last year, but a decision won't be made until the summer, a local councillor told the publication. 

The application is being held up by the Irish government, which is currently reviewing a number of appeals that were made after Galway Council granted Apple planning permission to build a data center.

A computer-generated image of Apple’s proposed data center, courtesy of “Business Insider.”

Business Insider reports that it’s visited the site and found that the vast majority of locals were in favor of Apple's data centre, which could create up to 300 jobs in...

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12:03
Hand engraved Apple Watch

Viljo Marrandi:

Our owner and operator, Viljo Marrandi, has been doing handwork since childhood, growing up the son of a carpenter and wood carver. Beginning with a one week class taught by master engraver, Sam Alfano, in Antwerp, Belgium, Viljo was fascinated with the art. After practicing his craft for several years, Viljo received private lessons from Scott Pilkington, another renowned engraver and custom crafter, and honed his skills at English scroll with engraver Simon Lytton.

Viljo named his company, “Bottega Marrandi,” the word “Bottega” meaning “Workshop” in Italian. So welcome to his workshop, we think you will love it.

Check out the pictures of the Apple Watch engravings. If you’re looking to really...

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11:52
First Details on iPhone 7 Design: Flush Rear Camera...

Apple's iPhone 7 isn't expected to launch until the usual September timeframe, but we're starting to get our first hints of what we might be able to expect for the new device. According to a source who has provided reliable information in the past, the iPhone 7 body will appear very similar to the design used for the iPhone 6 and 6s, with two significant exceptions.

The first involves the rear camera, which protrudes slightly on the iPhone 6 and 6s. On the iPhone 7, the camera is said to sit flush with the rear casing, enabled by a thinner camera module. Recent rumors have indicated Apple is considering equipping the iPhone 7 Plus with a dual-lens rear camera, but the smaller iPhone 7 is expected to include a more traditional camera.

Mockup of iPhone 7 case showing flush rear camera and no antenna bands across rear
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11:49
Graphite 10 for OS X ready for El Capitan

Ashlar-Vellum has announced Graphite 10, the latest release of their 2D/3D CAD wireframe drafting package for Mac OS X and Windows.

The tool offers precision wire-frame drafting. Version 10 offers support for the latest operating systems including Mac OS X El Capitan. Other important enhancements have been added to the software's 2D PDF import and export.

Upgrade pricing is available to Graphite v10 from previous versions of 9, 8 and 7. For a complete list of prices, enhancements and their descriptions, visit Ashlar-Vellum online (http://ashlar.com).

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11:40
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Igloo is an intranet you’ll actually like. And, because we know love doesn’t happen overnight, you can try it for free — forever. Try it now at igloosoftware.com.

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11:23
Review: Just Mobile TENC for iPad Pro

Just Mobile's TENC ($50) is a simple case for iPad Pro. TENC draws its naming inspiration from The Emperor's New Clothes, and Just Mobile claims the clear matte plastic case is covered with a self-healing coating to guard against "casual scratches." Outside of that however, TENC is really just a plastic shell case. Though we historically don't review such cases for iPhone, many iPad cases don't offer button coverage, and in the case of iPad Pro, we'll be seeing a lot of cases leaving one side exposed for Smart Connector compatibility. That's TENC — a well-fitting plastic shell with an opening on the side of the case for Smart Connector accessories. TENC is a straightforward playthrough case, and doesn't offer any integrated kickstand or Apple Pencil holder.{/exp:char_limit}
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11:18
Apple’s Irish data center faces delays as citizens...

Last year it was announced that Apple was planning a major new data center for County Galway in Ireland, as well as one in Denmark, both set to begin operations in 2017. According to a new report from Business Insider, however, Apple’s plans for the Irish data center have hit a speed bump. The report claims that the company’s $928 million dollar center has been put on hold due to complaints from the community.

Apple had originally hoped to start building the data center on a 500-acre site by the end of 2015, but a new decision from the Irish government now won’t come until this summer. The government is reviewing a variety of appeals...

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10:49
Twelve South introduces two new iPad BookBooks

Twelve South (www.twelvesouth.com) has introduced two new BookBooks made exclusively for the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4. These join the BookBook for iPad family.

They’re handmade leather cases with built-in viewing and typing stands. BookBook allows access to your iPad's connectors, sensors, and camera without having to remove the case. The new editions are available now in Vintage Brown for iPad mini 4 for $69.99 and iPad Air 2 for $79.99.

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10:42
Today's the last day of the TopXNotes/2Remember...

Today is the last day of the Tropical Software MacZOT, 2-Day Sale of Tropical Software’s TopXNotes bundled with 2Remember, the reminder app that hides offscreen like a tab for easy access.

TopXNotes is a full-featured personal information manager designed to help organize and secure virtually any type of information. The TopXNotes/2Remember bundle is available for 50% off its regular retail price through midnight PDT, Tuesday, Feb. 1. Go to www.maczot.com for details.

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10:38
Apple is among top 10 U.S. business-to-business...

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. business-to-business (B2B) commercial channel revenue increased. Sales in 2015 grew 2.1% to more than $72 billion, according to The NPD Group’s Distributor and Reseller Tracking Services.  And Apple is among the top 10 vendors in the channel, according to NPD.

From 2012 to 2015, the U.S. B2B commercial channel market increased at a 4.4% compound annual growth rate, adding $8.7 billion in revenue over that period, says the research group. From a revenue perspective, the top 10 vendors in the U.S. B2B commercial channel in 2015 were Hewlett-Packard, Cisco Systems, Lenovo, Microsoft, IBM, Apple, EMC, Samsung, Dell and Network Appliance. 

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10:16
Report: Apple to reveal smaller iPhone and new iPad...

Enlarge / The iPad Air 2. A new version could bring over multiple features from the iPad Pro. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Mark your calendars: A new report from Buzzfeed's John Paczkowski says that Apple is planning a product event for March 15, its first since the iPhone 6S, iPad Pro, and Apple TV event it held back in September. Paczkowski's sources have reliably predicted the dates of multiple iPhone and iPad events in the past, and 9to5Mac's sources have also pegged March 15th as the event date.

Apple's plans could change, but as of this writing, Apple is...

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10:15
Twelve South updates iPad Air, iPad mini BookBook,...

Although they don't seem to have us on the top of their PR priority list anymore (we miss you, Shannon), Twelve South is one of our favorite premium accessory manufacturers here at Apple World Today. The company has announced that the BookBook vintage leather cases have been updated, with two new versions available for the iPad Air 2 (US$79.99) and iPad mini 4 ($69.99) respectively. But the big news -- no pun intended -- is the announcement of the BookBook for iPad Pro, which will be shipping this Spring.

The new BookBooks for iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4 have the usual distressed leather binding that doubles as a hideaway for your favorite tablet, and they come with built-in viewing and typing stands as well as holes for accessing the iPads connectors and cameras without removing the case. 

The BookBook for iPad Pro is designed with a display stand set at an angle that's perfect for...

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10:03
Munster: 4" iPhone doesn't make sense for...

Despite rumors that Apple plans to hold a mid-March event to introduce several new products, it may not make sense to include a 4-inch iPhone among them, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.

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09:40
9to5Toys Last Call: Logitech keyboards/mice up to 60...

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

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iPhone 6/s/Plus & Android Cases...

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09:40
Apple allegedly testing dual-lens cameras from three...

Multiple camera modules, image from LinX Computational Imaging Ltd. 

You can take this rumor with a bit of skepticism since it comes from DigiTimes and KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo -- both of whom have rather crappy records when it comes to rumors -- but supposedly the dual-lens camera systems that are expected for the next-generation "iPhone 7 Plus" are being tested by Apple right now. The company is allegedly testing camera modules from its main camera supplier Largan Technology and two "unnamed" Japan and China-based vendors. 

If it adopts dual-lens camera technology as a differentiating factor for the iPhone 7 Plus, Apple will most likely use technology that was obtained through the acquisition of LinX Computational Imaging Ltd. last year. That company's tech provides a way for a smartphone to use optical zoom rather than the grain-inducing digital zoom, and can also be used for...

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09:38
Quick Solution to Apple Mail’s TidBITS Wrapping Woes

If you’re having trouble reading this week’s HTML email issue of TidBITS in Apple Mail because of too-long line lengths, Adam explains why, and suggests a quick workaround.

 

Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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09:19
Apple might show off iPhone 5se and iPad Air 3 at...

Rumors are swirling that Apple has a spring event in the works to launch a 4-inch iPhone, a revamped iPad Air, and new Apple Watch models. Now we have a tentative date for that event: March 15.

Apple hasn’t sent out invites to the media yet, so the event isn’t a lock. The date comes courtesy of 9to5Mac, which has a proven track record for reliable intel, but the site noted that event details are still in flux so the date could change or the announcements could be moved online.

So what new products are on tap? Surprisingly, just six months after releasing the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, Apple reportedly has another phone ready to go. The rumored iPhone 5se is a 4-inch phone that reportedly has the same chips as the iPhone 6s for always-on Siri without...

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09:15
Photo of the Day: Apple Adjustable Keyboard from...

Apple has long been trying to push the iPad into the business market, but this use case is probably something the company never expected to see. On Twitter, AfterPad.com owner Kevin shared the above image of Apple’s Adjustable Keyboard, first introduced back in 1993 for $219, connected to an iPad and working nearly flawlessly. Just for good measure, he also attached the numeric keypad Apple offered with the keyboard itself.

As you can see in the image above, a variety of adapters and cables go into powering this set up. The Apple Adjustable Keyboard itself is connected via an ADB cable to the Griffin iMate ADB to USB adapter. From there, the USB end of the adapter is...

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09:08
Dutch National Police working to train anti-drone...

As remotely-controlled drones become smaller and more sophisticated, authorities are working to counter the potential security and privacy implications in sometimes novel ways -- including training eagles to take the aircraft down.

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09:00
Get ready for Yammer!

Today’s post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team.

Today, I’m excited to announce that we are activating Yammer for every eligible Office 365 tenant—new and existing—without requiring additional action on the part of admins. This allows all Office 365 customers to gain the full benefits of Yammer. It also marks the culmination of our foundational efforts—including moving Yammer into Microsoft managed datacenters and undertaking identity work with Azure Active Directory—to bring Yammer fully into Office 365.

Seamless availability in Office 365

With this groundwork laid, we’re poised to provide a new set of high-value user and admin scenarios. Every Office 365 user with a Yammer license will be able to easily access Yammer from the Office 365 app launcher or start a Yammer conversation from SharePoint, Office 365 Video Portal and, coming soon, Delve and Skype Broadcast. This enables you and your coworkers to...

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09:00
Microsoft Ignite 2016: Registration is open—sign up...

It’s time—register now for Microsoft Ignite and mark your calendar for September 26–30, 2016. Be there when top industry leaders talk about what’s next, get direct access to the people who built the products you use every day and surround yourself with smart people talking tech.

Sharpen your ideas with the best in the business

From high-level strategy to deep product insights, you’ll hear about new technologies and explore real-world solutions to today’s challenges. Customize your schedule to go deep on the topics that matter most to you and your organization, including cloud infrastructure and management, big data, analytics, productivity, communications, operating systems, mobile devices and more.

  • 1,000+ hours of content, 700+ sessions and a multitude of networking opportunities.
  • Insights and roadmaps from industry leaders.
  • Deep dives and live demos on the...
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09:00
Join us for the “Driving Business Results with...

Join us for a virtual event series live from a Microsoft Technology Center covering sales and cloud productivity solutions.

We are thrilled to announce that in partnership with MTC studio our live events during the months of February and March will revolve around Driving Business Results with Intelligent Tools. Covering both Office and Dynamics solutions, this event proves to be exciting, as organizations can increase customer satisfaction by creating an intelligent workplace by utilizing intelligent tools.

With a great lineup of speakers, this eight-part MTC webcast series allows customers to see how innovations can help drive maximum impact across multiple...

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09:00
Share your Excel insights with Power BI

The Excel and Power BI teams have been busy releasing capabilities and tools that allow you to share your Excel data and insights to Power BI more quickly and easily.

Here are a few new ways in which Excel and Power BI work better together:

Share your Excel insights with Power BI publisher for Excel

With Power BI publisher for Excel Preview—just announced two weeks ago—you can save snapshots of important PivotTables, charts, cell ranges and more from across all of your spreadsheets to a single location quickly. Select a range or an element in your workbook and, under the Power BI tab, click Pin.

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08:47
Seagate slapped with a class action lawsuit over...

Seagate is facing a class action lawsuit over its 3TB consumer hard drives, which by some accounts have suffered unusually high failure rates.

The lawsuit, filed on February 1 in the U.S. District Court for Northern California, primarily cites reliability data from Backblaze, a cloud backup provider that builds its own storage pods from consumer hard drives. In Backblaze’s experience, Seagate's 3TB HDDs failed at much higher rates than other drives, prompting the storage provider to phase out those drives by mid-2015.

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08:40
TwelveSouth debuts BookBook cases for slimmer iPad...

TwelveSouth, maker of stylish accessories for Apple products, is out today with new versions of its signature BookBook case fit for the slimmer iPad mini 4 and iPad Air 2. In addition, TwelveSouth’s also showing off the upcoming iPad Pro version of the BookBook case. If you’re unfamiliar, TwelveSouth’s BookBook line wraps your Apple device in a vintage leather book-like case which offers equal parts protection and disguise.

TwelveSouth already has versions of the BookBook case designed for iPhones,...

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08:17
Report Claims 4-inch iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3 Launch...

Apple is reportedly planning on introducing a new 4-inch iPhone along with the iPad Air 3 on March 15th. The company also plans to introduce new Apple Watch bands at the same media event-an event that so far hasn't been announced or confirmed.

The Mac Observer Spin: Apple's last big media event was in September 2016, so a March product reveal isn't out of the question-especially considering the iPad Air 2 is getting pretty long in the tooth.


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08:15
Restored video of Steve Jobs introducing the NeXT...

Apple history buffs know that on October 12, 1988, Steve Jobs introduced the NeXT computer to the world. NeXT was the company founded by Jobs after his departure from Apple, and it was later purchased by Apple upon his return to the company. The NeXTSTEP operating system used on the NeXT workstation ended up being the core of the Mac operating system as we know it today: Mac OS X. New video of the introduction event was recovered during production of the recent "Steve Jobs" movie, restored as much as possible, and is now available on YouTube.

I recall being at a local introduction that day, watching the event via closed-circuit TV in a banquet room in a nearby hotel. My interest in possibly obtaining one of the workstations dropped to zero once the price was announced -- $6,500 in 1988 dollars (about $13,000 in today's dollars). ...

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08:03
U.S., EU reach breakthrough on new 'Safe Harbor...

Having already missed the original Sunday deadline, U.S. and European officials are reportedly on the verge of cinching a new "Safe Harbor" deal on transferring data across the Atlantic. [Updated]

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08:00
Rumor: Apple to hold media event on March 15th,...

Apple’s next media event is rumored to take place on Tuesday, March 15th and is expected to cover a new 4-inch “iPhone 5se”, iPad Air 3 and Apple Watch updates.

Still, the date could change at the last minute, so things are up in the air.

Apple’s new 4-inch iPhone is rumored to feature an A9 chip with M9 motion coprocessor, 1,624 mAh battery, 1GB of RAM, Bluetooth 4.2, Apple Pay, VoLTE, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and 16GB and 64GB storage models, but 3D Touch appears unlikely.

The “iPhone 5se” is rumored to ship in late March or early April and will likely replace the iPhone 5s. Apple is also expected to release the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models this September.

Details surrounding the iPad Air 3 are less clear, but leaked design drawings...

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08:00
Killer Deal: Get a free 32GB Apple TV with 15"...

This week, AI readers can use exclusive coupons to grab a free 32GB Apple TV in addition to cash discounts with the purchase of all current 15" MacBook Pros, in addition to dozens of popular 21" iMac with Retina 4K display and 27" iMac with Retina 5K display configurations.

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07:58
An Apple Fan from Wales Sues Apple for Refusing to...

According to a new UK report, "A man who took Apple to court after he spotted a crack in his smartwatch has successfully sued the tech giant after a six-month battle.

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07:52
Fitness trackers are leaking lots of your data,...

Some of the more popular sports wearables don’t just let you track your fitness, they let other people track you.

That’s what Canadian researchers found when they studied fitness-tracking devices from eight manufacturers, along with their companion mobile apps.

All the devices studied except for the Apple Watch transmitted a persistent, unique Bluetooth identifier, allowing them to be tracked by the beacons increasingly being used by retail stores and shopping malls to recognize and profile their customers.

The revealing devices, the Basis Peak, Fitbit Charge HR, Garmin Vivosmart, Jawbone Up 2, Mio Fuse, Withings Pulse O2 and Xiaomi Mi Band, all make it possible for their wearers to be tracked using Bluetooth even when the device is not paired with or connected to a smartphone, the researchers said. Only the Apple device used a feature of the Bluetooth LE standard to generate changing MAC addresses to prevent tracking.

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07:30
Rumor: iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch updates to be...

Apple will hold an event on Tuesday, March 15 and announce updates to the iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch software, reports Mark Gurman at 9to5Mac

The company is expected to release a 4-inch iPhone (the “iPhone 5se”), the iPad Air 3, and new bands and software for the Apple Watch. Other rumors (or perhaps wishful thinking) has Apple rolling out new Apple Watches (as in hardware) and updated MacBooks. My crystal ball says the first is possible, but the second won’t happen until June when a major refresh of the entire Mac laptop line is announced at the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference.

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07:25
Opinion: Could the rumored twin-lens of the iPhone 7...

When Apple first made the move into larger-screen phones with the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, there was only tiny difference between them in terms of features: the larger-screened model included optical image stabilization while the smaller one didn’t. This was likely driven simply by the practicality of fitting the technology into the larger device rather than any real intention to differentiate the two devices feature-wise.

But the rumors suggest that the iPhone 7 Plus may offer a dual-camera system, offering optical zoom, while the smaller iPhone 7 won’t. A fresh report today suggests that a number of camera lens makers have sent dual-lens samples to Apple for...

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07:21
Worldwide wearables device sales to grow 18.4% (...

The Forecast: Wearable Electronic Devices, Worldwide, 2016 report from Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 274.6 million wearable electronic devices will be sold worldwide in 2016, an increase of 18.4% from 232.0 million units in 2015. And theApple Watch and virtual reality/augmented reality will spur growth by almost one-fifth this year, according to the research group.

Sales of wearable electronic devices are predicted to generate revenue of $28.7 billion in 2016. Of that, $11.5 billion will be from smartwatches, and the Apple Watch is expected to do just fine.

"From 2015 through 2017, smartwatch adoption will have 48% growth largely due to Apple popularizing wearables as a lifestyle trend. Smartwatches have the greatest revenue potential among all wearables through 2019, reaching $17.5 billion," said Angela McIntyre, research director at...

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06:48
Soundcloud launches free ‘track stations’ on iOS...

Shortly after Apple’s decision to let free ad-supported iTunes Radio stations go away, Soundcloud today has introduced a new similar feature called Stations for free on its own music streaming platform. Users can launch a new track station based off of the current song they’re listening to and easily discover an endless stream of new music.

Soundcloud users no longer have to hunt for the next great song or worry about just playing what’s on their current Stream (Soundcloud’s equivalent of a timeline). This makes the music listening and discovery process much more smooth in general.

In initial testing, it appears that stations use a...

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06:47
News: Report: iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3 set for March...

Apple is looking to hold an event on March 15 to unveil a new iPhone, iPad Air, and Apple Watch band options, 9to5Mac reports, following a report last week that the new standard-sized iPad would be available in March, while also revealing that the rumored 4-inch iPhone model will debut at the same time. Sources suggest that the new “iPhone 5se” will include an A9 chip, improved cameras, Live Photos support, and Apple Pay, while mirroring…

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06:44
Dreii available now for Mac OS X, iOS

Etter Studio, in collaboration with publisher Bitforge, has released Dreii (http://dreii.com/), a physics conundrum game, on Steam for the Mac, PC, and Linux, the Apple App Store for iOS, and Google Play Store for Android. It’s a puzzle game that connects players in real-time across the world to help each other with logic and skill in a battle against gravity.
 

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06:44
Apple Targets March 15 for Next Apple Product Event

Apple is currently aiming to unveil the new 4-inch the iPhone 5se, the iPad Air 3, and new Apple Watch band options at an event on Tuesday, March 15th, according to ...

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06:40
Rumor: Apple testing dual-lens camera modules from...

Taiwan's Largan Technology and camera lens makers in China and Japan have sent dual-lens camera samples to Apple for testing, aiming for inclusion in Apple's next Plus-sized iPhone, a report claimed on Tuesday.

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06:38
Apple's iPad Air 3 and 'iPhone 5se'...

Apple's next media event, where it is rumored to announce updates across three product categories, is tentatively planned for Tuesday, March 15, according to 9to5Mac. The date could change over the next six weeks.As the scheduled event is still a month-and-a-half away, the date could conceivably still shift or turn into an online announcement. The media event would be Apple’s first since September, and much like the fall event, is planned to touch on three major product categories for the company.At the media event, its first since September, Apple CEO Tim Cook and other executives are expected to introduce the new 4-inch "iPhone 5se" and iPad Air 3, alongside...

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06:37
Kool Tools: ONi Resize for Mac OS X

ON1, Inc’. (https://www.on1.com/) ON1 Resize, their Genuine Fractals technology, has been revved to version 10. It’s also been added back in ON1 Photo 10.1, a free update for Photo 10 owners.

ON1 Resize allows photographers to get the highest quality photo enlargements, using Genuine Fractals technology-patented, fractal-based interpolation algorithms-to enlarge photos without the loss of sharpness or detail. Popular features like the gallery wrap and tiling options are included in version 10, as is an overhaul of the user interface, and more.

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06:30
7 Swift 2 Enhancements iOS Devs Will Love

snydeq writes: InfoWorld's Paul Solt outlines how Apple has made good on Swift's emphasis on performance, approachability, and ease in its latest update, offering up seven worthwhile enhancements to Swift 2, along with code samples. 'Many of the enhancements to Swift, through both the Swift 2.0 update and subsequent Swift 2.1 update, have made the language more explicit and intentional, and in turns, Swift 2 code will be safer and easier to maintain for years to come (especially now that Swift is open source). New language constructs (keywords) in Swift 2 improve the readability of control flow — the order in which lines of code are executed. Thanks to these new keywords, collaborating on Swift code will be much more productive and efficient.'


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06:29
2016 FileMaker Developer Conference ‘Early, Early...

Registration for the FileMaker Developer Conference (http://www.filemaker.com/r/devcon), the worldwide gathering for FileMaker app developers, opens today with the “early, early bird” discount option. The 2016 event takes place July 18-21, 2016 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nevada.

The conference is for anyone who wants to acquire new skills, improve current skills or advance their careers by using the FileMaker Platform to build compelling custom apps for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and web browsers.  

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06:25
Apple Lands Patent for Multi-touch Display Hover...

Our iPhones already support single and multi-finger tap and swipe gestures, as well as pressure sensitive presses, and soon they may recognize hover gestures, too. Apple has been granted a patent that describes a system where our finger movements can be recognized when they're near our iPhone displays, but not actually touching them.

The Mac Observer Spin: Mixing Apple's VR and AR efforts with its gesture proximity sensing patents sounds like an awesome mix for Tony Stark's JARVIS interface.


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06:21
Google Planning to Copy Apple-like Control over...

A new report published yesterday is claiming that Google wants to take "greater control" over the design ....

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06:19
Paragon Software updates Camptune X for Mac OS X

Paragon Software (www.paragonsoftware.com) has released Paragon Camptune X 10.10, the system utility for easy and fast redistribution of disk space on OS X systems. The updated version comes with a redesigned user interface, and allows owners of the free edition to also work with Boot Camp. 2GB can now be reallocated between OS X and Windows for free.

Paragon Camptune X 10.10 requires Mac OS X 10.6 or higher. It’s a free update for registered users. For new users the cost is $19.95.

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05:51
Apple eyes March 15 event for iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3...

Apple is currently aiming to unveil the new 4-inch the iPhone 5se, the iPad Air 3, and new Apple Watch band options at an event on Tuesday, March 15th, according to sources. We previously reported that Apple was on track to launch the new products during the week of March 14th. As the scheduled event is still a month-and-a-half away, the date could conceivably still shift or turn into an online announcement. The media event would be Apple’s first since September, and much like the fall event, is planned to touch on three major product categories for the company.

As we...

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05:50
SweetP Productions serves up Cookie 5.0 for Mac OS X

SweetP Productions has served up Cookie 5.0, an update to their cookie management product for Mac OS X.

The app can be configured to automatically remove any security threats including tracking cookies, unnecessary cookies, flash cookies, silverlight, and databases from your Mac. Version 5.0 has been re-written from the ground-up to support El Capitan and supports Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Chromium, and Opera browsers.

Cookie 5.0 requires El Capitan and costs . It can be purchased at the product website (https://cookie5app.com) or the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/zv4esac).

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05:44
Apple is (still) the world’s most valuable brand,...

Apple remains the world’s most valuable brand, up 14% to $145.9 billion, according to the latest Brand Finance rankings. However, the brand valuation and strategy consultancy says Disney is the “most powerful,” thanks to the record-breaking success of Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens.

Brands are evaluated to determine which are the most powerful (based on factors such familiarity, loyalty, promotion, marketing investment, staff satisfaction and corporate reputation) and which are most valuable and ranked in the Brand Finance Global 500.

Apple has maintained its dominance at the summit of the Global 500. Brand value is up 14%, thanks to the huge success of the iPhone 6 and recently released iPhone 6s. Revenue for fourth quarter of the fiscal year 2015 was a record-breaking $51.5 billion with profits at US$11.1 billion while revenues for the year were $233.7 billion. This huge surge is partly responsible for recent disappointing sales growth (the slowest since...

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05:29
'Knights and Bikes' is a charming co-op...

Every so often we'll spot a game in the bowels of Kickstarter which, despite all of the problems associated with crowdfunding, grabs our attention and won't let go. Knights and Bikes is one of those projects because, well, just look at the screenshot...

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05:09
Apple granted patent for detecting touch-free...

Apple was today granted a patent for detecting touch-free gestures at close range, the patent language suggesting that the approach could build on the capabilities of multi-touch and 3D touch to respond to fingers hovering close to an iPhone or iPad display, as well as use on keyboards and trackpads.

The patent describes using sensors similar to the proximity detectors used to disable accidental touch input on the iPhone screen when you’re holding the phone to your face during a call. Unlike longer-range gesture technologies like Kinect, the system would detect ‘hover events’ just above the surface of the screen …

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05:00
Compound Searches With SQL Using AND && OR

Previously, we looked at the SQL SELECT and WHERE options to obtain output and then constrain what would be displayed in a query. The AND & OR operators are used to add additional logic so you can filter records based on more than one condition. Which is to say to search based on the contents of multiple columns within a single table. AND is used to show information if two different conditions are true and OR is used to show information if either condition is true.

Below is a selection from the “Customers” table that showed in our first article an we will use it to run some SQL sorting statements using the ORDER BY keyword:

ID Site Contact Address City Zip Country
1 Krypted Charles Edge my house Minneapolis 55418 US
2 Apple Tim Cook spaceship Cupertino 95014 US
3 Microsoft Satya Nadella campus Redmond 98053 US
4 Facebook Mark Zuckerberg foodhall Menlo Park 94025 US
5 JAMF Dean Hager Grain Exchange Minneapolis 55418 US

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05:00
The fight for a third-best smartphone OS has been...

Enlarge / We've been watching smartphone operating systems burn out and fade away for the last year or two, and that's too bad. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

A few days ago, BlackBerry CEO John Chen strongly implied that Android was the future of the company’s phones—he didn’t say BlackBerry 10 was finished, but future phones from the company are much more likely to resemble the not-entirely-awful BlackBerry Priv. Last week, Microsoft announced that Lumia sales had taken a big year-over-...

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05:00
Gadget Ogling: Babe-Friendly Smartwatches, Pretty...


If I were a parent, I assume I would have a strong opposition to giving a smartphone to an under-14 child of mine. Don't get me wrong. I would, I surmise, be all in favor of my offspring being able to tap into the Internet to explore, learn, and communicate. I'd also want my kid to be reachable at all times -- but, ideally, in a more-controlled way than by carrying a typical smartphone. The dokiWatch has 3G connectivity, voice and video calling, an emergency alert function, location tracking, fitness tracking and, of course, games.

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05:00
Like Santa’s bag, Tom Bihn's Cadet case holds...

Tom Bihn's Cadet is small, but you can pack a lot of stuff into it. How much stuff? How about a 12-inch MacBook, an iPhone 6, power cords for both, a few small accessories, earphones and a couple of magazines.

I admit that I was pushing it. My Cadet was bulging by the time I had all my tech gadgets and goodies crammed in. You may not want to have your case bursting at the seam, but this item -- another topnotch offering from Tom Bihn -- is like Santa's bag: it's a lot more spacious than it looks.

The Cadet comes in sizes for a variety of Apple products ranging from the iPad Air to the 15-inch MacBook Pro. Using two clips, the bottom edge of the case attaches to two vertical pieces of webbing sewn into the Cadet. When passing through a TSA checkpoint, you can slide your iOS or OS X device (still in its protective Cadet Cache) out of the Cadet for X-ray inspection; the electronic device...

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04:59
Apple Reportedly Ready to Test Dual Lens Cameras for...

Last week we posted a detailed report titled "This Year's Camera Trend for Smartphones will be Dual Cameras and it's likely to Debut on the iPhone 7 Plus." In supply chain news today we read that Apple's adoption of this technology is getting closer to reality.

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04:55
Fitness devices to dominate the wearables market...

New data from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) shows that fitness wearables will remain the primary wearable device, with smartwatches being less commonly used for the next three years.

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04:36
Apple to Begin Testing Dual-Lens Camera Samples for...

Taiwan-based Largan Technology as well as Japan- and China-based camera lens makers have sent dual-lens camera test samples to Apple for potential inclusion in its next-generation iPhone, according to sources from the upstream supply chain (via DigiTimes).

The same source notes that Largan currently supplies over 60 percent of Apple's smartphone cameras, leading some market analysts to believe Apple is seeking dual-camera products from other makers to lower potential risks.

iPhone 7 mockup with dual-lens camera system (Image: Computer Bild)

Taiwan-based website DigiTimes has a mixed track record at reporting on Apple's upcoming product plans, but its sources within the upstream supply chain have proven reliable in the past.

The report also follows predictions by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo that...

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04:36
Apple to Order over 1 Billion MEMS Microphones for...

According to a recently published IHS report, Apple will purchase more than one billion MEMS microphones in 2016 for the iPhone. The move to four microphones is currently being driven by hands-free calling and ...

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04:30
Kool Tools: Fluance Fi70 speaker

Fluance’s Fi70 Bluetooth speaker is an evolution of Fluance’s critically-acclaimed Fi Series. Streaming music wirelessly from services such as Spotify and Pandora or playing tracks from user’s favorite playlists has never been easier or more enjoyable.

At the core of the Fi70 are powerful dual 8-inch woofers, 5-inch woven glass fiber midrange drivers and 1-inch neodymium tweeters, which offer superior sound quality. Its 280 watt built-in amplifier boasts big performance and delivers exceptional bass response starting as low as 30Hz.

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04:30
BT's updated TV app has an on-demand section...

Like the UK's other big TV providers, BT offers customers an app that lets them manage their YouView+ set-top box and access some of the content they pay for when they're away from the living-room flatscreen. The service formally known as BT TV Every...

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04:14
suitX launches lightweight and affordable exoskeleton

suitX, the robotics company out of University of California, Berkeley's Human Engineering Lab has launched its first exoskeleton after years of development. It's called Phoenix, a relatively lightweight and affordable device that can help people with...

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04:00
Sid Meier’s Railroads! is fun, but may disappoint...

Sid Meier’s Railroads! (published by Feral Interactive and developed by Firaxis games) it’s a "re-imagining" of Railroad Tycoon on the Mac. If you haven't followed the Railroad series, you'll enjoy the game, though longtime Railroad Tycoon fans may be disappointed. 

For better or worse, the re-imagining caters to the casual gamer. It's a more playful, if shallower, gaming experience than its predecessors. Play is entirely intuitive, though it lacks the complexity and challenges of Railroad Tycoon and Railroad Tycoon 2. For example, there's no campaign mode. Laying track is so easy there's little challenge. There's no map or scenario editor. 

On the other hand, Railroad Tycoon 3 went off the rails with its overcomplicated features. Railroads! attempts to rectify this with vibrant graphics, good use of music and even a real manual. Plus, you can change the look of your trains if you wish.

Railroads! gets back to basics,...

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03:12
Politician rallying against SWATting falls victim...

Writing about SWATting victims is as depressing as writing about data breaches, but this is the future we live in. In regards to the former, the politician who's come out strongest against the potentially deadly prank found herself on the receiving e...

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02:42
Apple Granted a Second Patent for Multitouch Sensor...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 35 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's second granted patent in the last year regarding the detection and processing of multi-touch and hover events.

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00:29
Apple patents hover-sensing multitouch display

After the release of 3D Touch force-sensing input on iPhone 6s, Apple continues its push for the perfect input technology, most recently winning a patent that uses inline proximity sensors to detect non-contact hover gestures.

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22:00
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This week, we’re proud to have a new sponsor for Apple World Today — WinningWP.

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Poll: What rumored 2016 Apple product excites you...

If early indications are anything to go by, 2016 looks to be a relatively big year for Apple. After an ‘s’ year of iPhone upgrades, no new iPad Air model, and the original Apple Watch hardware going on two years of age, there is huge potential for the company to impress users and investors alike. We’ve already seen a handful of leaks and rumors pointing to possible releases for Apple this year, which makes us wonder: What rumored 2016 Apple product excites you the most?

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19:08
attorney age of wushu taels is also analyzing 's

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Switzerland's district attorney age of wushu taels is also analyzing 's prize of the 2018 and 2022 finals to France and to Qatar, a little, wealthy desert country with no actual football tradition.

The ethics committee said it had not discovered evidence that the transaction, created at once when Blatter was looking for re-election, constituted a offer, which meant the men were spared prospective lifetime prohibits. http://www.vgolds.com

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18:50
How to Delete iPhone Apps Stuck on Installing Updates

Updating apps on our iPhones and iPads should be an easy and simple process, and it usually is. When an app gets stuck part way through installing, however, it's frustrating because you're trapped in an endless loop and trying to reinstall typically doesn't help, plus doing the tap-and-hold trick to delete the app doesn't work, either. There is a fix, although it certainly isn't obvious.


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17:50
Analyst: Apple may decrease its use of Amazon cloud...

In a note to clients — as noted by Barron’s — Morgan Stanley analyst Brain Nowak says Apple may decrease its use of Amazon’s AWS cloud computing services.

AWS is a collection of web series that make up a cloud-computing platform offered by Amazon. These services operate from 12 geographical regions[ across the world. Amazon markets AWS as a service to provide large computing capacity more quickly and more cheaply than a client company building an actual physical server farm.

Map showing the approximate geographical regions used by Amazon Web Services.

Nowak notes that Apple has announced three data center openings over the next two years -- a “command center” for its global data centers in Mesa, Arizona (planned opening in 2016) and one data center each in Ireland and Denmark (planned opening in 2017). 

“In total, we estimate Apple is building approximately 2.5 million square feet of data...

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17:15
Harvard Study: The Internet of Things is a...

Harvard University released a study on Monday titled Don't Panic: Making Progress on the "Going Dark" Debate. It might also have been titled Governments Shouldn't Freak Out about Encryption: The Internet of Things is a Surveillance Playground. Bryan Chaffin explains.


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16:35
Apple predicted to abandon Amazon Web Services for...

Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak believes Apple is considering drawing down its reliance, or altogether dumping, Amazon Web Services in favor of an in-house solution, though the shift might take two years.

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16:29
How CGI and old-school trickery created two towering...

CNET:

At the heart of the film, acclaimed British actor Hardy plays twin brothers Reggie and Ronnie Kray, notorious real-life gangsters who ruled the London underworld in the 1960s by killing and robbing, while also rubbing shoulders with celebrities in the nightclubs they owned. Although the film’s story could be more focused, Hardy is captivating — and justly award-winning — in the twin roles.

“I read the script as if it was going to be two actors playing Reggie and Ronnie,” said Pope. “It came as a huge surprise to me that they had signed Tom Hardy up to play both roles! From being a fairly straightforward narrative, it turned into an extremely technically challenging production.”

I’ve seen this film and the performance by Hardy is made all the more incredible by the visual effects.

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16:27
∞ 66 (old) movie dance scenes mashup

Another amazing mash up. The editing skills of these guys are incredible. And the addition of the “Uptown Funk” song is brilliant.

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15:24
Adobe Promotes iPad Pro and Sketch with Bob Ross...

Adobe has done something pretty clever. Let's call it a stroke of genius, even. The company has produced a series of four turorial videos called The Joy of Sketching with Bob Ross and Adobe Photoshop Sketch. The short pieces demonstrate using Adobe Photoshop Sketch on an iPad Pro with Apple Pencil using a Bob Ross impressionist (Adobe thanked Bob Ross Inc. for its help producing the videos, meaning it was done with permission). Below is Episode 1, but you can find Episode 2, Episode 3, and Episode 4 on YouTube. All in all, it's good exposure for Adobe and Apple's iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. [Via 9to5Mac]


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15:15
New dating app used your Instagram's #...

Toward the end of last year, a new meme surfaced on Instagram to help users find and share a grid of their nine most-liked Instagram pictures. Now that same service thinks Instagram users can use those nine photos to find a hot date.

BuzzFeed is reporting that the company behind the #2015bestnine Instagram meme has released a new dating app called Nine. This app relied on the #2015bestnine meme going viral to drive the number of early sign-ups to a then-mysterious app to “match with other Instagrammers.” Except it wasn’t clear that it would be a Tinder-style dating app.

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14:52
Zenwalk 8 Beta Led Me Down a Rocky Road


Zenwalk is a Linux distro that seems to be in a state of flux. I took a gamble with the Zenwalk 8.0 beta edition, released last month, after several colleagues raved about its improvements. Chalk that up to potentially bad advice. It's not that Zenwalk is a bad distro. It is an uncooperative and strange experience. With all the options available, a lot can be said about not having to struggle with a problematic OS version. The announcement for the upcoming version 8 release prompted some good vibes. I should have tempered my expectations.

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14:45
AWT News Update: February 1, 2016

It's a slow, sleepy and snowy February day with just a little news about Apple today:

  • Don't look now, but Alphabet is about to take over Apple's spot as the world's most valuable company
  • The NHL 7.0 app for iOS is out now (and on Apple TV, too), and it's AWESOME!
  • Just one model of the iPad -- the iPad Pro -- sold more units in the holiday quarter than all models of the Microsoft Surface
  • The FCC has granted approval for Verizon and Qualcomm to begin testing of LTE-U

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14:40
Google surpasses Apple as world's most valuable...

After beating Wall Street expectations for the fourth quarter of 2015, Google umbrella company Alphabet usurped Apple as the most valuable company in the world on Monday in after hours trading.

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14:31
Google, the Moonshot King, Kick Starts 2016 by...

On January 21 we posted a report titled "Will Google Dethrone Apple as the Most Valuable Company in Silicon Valley in February?" At the time of the report it seemed to be a little out of reach, but lo and behold, it's happened according to a new Reuters report. Reuters is reporting that "Alphabet Inc. has surpassed Apple as the...

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14:30
Google posts record profits, highlights Alphabet...

Google just turned in some amazing quarterly numbers.

Alphabet, Google’s holding company, reported its fourth quarter earnings on Monday, the first ever in two segments, with separate figures its core business and its motley moonshots.

Google altogether beat expectations, reporting net revenue, minus partner site payout, of $17.3 billion on $8.67 earnings per share. Wall Street was looking for something around $16.9 billion on $8.10 in profit.

More important to Wall Street’s concerns, Google was able to show a meaty profit margin, especially when its costly venture projects are stripped away.

As such, the profit margin rose, though not by much. For this quarter, Google’s operating income was $6.7 billion for a margin of 32%. For the same quarter...

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14:16
Peel iPhone 6/6S Case: $24.99

Check out the Peel iPhone 6/6s Case, a case that's designed to retain the shape of your iPhone. It's thin, at 0.35mm, with a small lip for your camer lens. It also has no branding. You can get the Peel Case through our deal for $24.99. Check out the deal listing for more info.


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14:12
Alphabet has surpassed Apple to become the most...

Alphabet’s just-released Q4 earnings has seen its stock price rise in after hours trading, resulting in the Mountain View-based company passing Apple to become the most valuable company in the world. The company’s market capitalization was $517.6 billion at close, and while the price is still fluctuating after hours, Alphabet’s market cap will be over $540 billion tomorrow if these prices hold…

At market’s close, GOOG Class C stock was trading at $752, but immediately shot up to $813, an 8% jump. It is currently trading just shy of $800. Apple has held the title of most valuable company in the world since overtaking Exxon Mobil in 2011. In the weeks leading up to earnings season, however, many speculated that Alphabet could take the...

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14:09
How-To: Keep up with the 2016 U.S. presidential...

Today marks the official kick off of Americans deciding who will be the next President of the United States with the Iowa caucuses taking place tonight. So without stepping into partisan territory, I wanted to share a few helpful tips for keeping up with the whole election season using your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

Calendar

First up is a classic calendar tip for following exactly when and where everyone will be voting across the country. Some states hold caucuses while other states hold primaries, different parties often vote on different days, and U.S. territories (not just states) make the calendar.

The easiest way to keep track of when everyone votes and where is to subscribe to a calendar that already has all of this information. ...

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14:06
FCC allows LTE-U network testing through Verizon,...

A faster cellular network architecture is en route for your iOS device.

The FCC has approved additional testing of a cellular technology called LTE-U, controversial because it can operate over the same bands as Wi-Fi routers.

Qualcomm will now be able to test LTE-U hardware at two Verizon facilities. The firms are among those arguing that LTE-U can be more efficient than regular LTE and won’t interfere with Wi-Fi.

The FCC has apparently invited both Qualcomm and Verizon to demonstrate LTE-U and Wi-Fi operating without conflict in their testing. The technology could also thereotically interfere with other devices using unlicensed spectrum, but Wi-Fi is the most serious issue, given its ubiquity.

Qualcomm has express its concern with the FCC’s choice, but a...

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14:00
Notable apps and app updates for Feb. 1, 2016

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks for Mac OS X and iOS.

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

Mosa Motion Graphics has introduced Green Screen Pro 1.0 for OS X. It’s a helper app that brings 3D and 2D motion effects to iMovie and Final Cut Pro users. 

You can drag and drop into any video project. With its library of 100+ green screen CGI clips, anyone can create amazing transition animations, knock-off animations of iPhone, YouTube, FaceBook, Instagram and more.

Green Screen Pro 1.0 costs $9.99 and requires Mac OX 10.9 or later. It’s available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Video category. All clips are royalty free, license prohibits resale.

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13:59
Apple's Swift language project gains continuous...

Apple on Monday officially launched continuous integration for Swift, enabling checks on the project's health, and integrated testing within pull requests before any commits are made.

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13:58
The Northern Spy: why does the stock market always...

By Rick Sutcliffe

Why is it that supposedly hard-headed evidence-based fact-found business and IT decision makers seem so driven instead by emotional and personal considerations?

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13:40
X-Doria Revel cases for iPhone 6/6s and Apple Watch

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Case manufacturer X-Doria is back with a new series of cases for both the iPhone 6 and 6s ($34.99)  and the Apple Watch ($24.99) The Revel cases offer both protection and style for your devices, and the prices are reasonable, too!

Design

First, let's take a look at the Apple Watch cases. They're designed only for the 42mm Apple Watch; X-Doria does have another series (Defense Edge) that works with the 38mm Watch if that's what you wear. Like many Apple Watch cases, the Revel snaps onto your Watch easily and keeps all available ports and buttons close at hand. It's a slim plastic shell that gives your Apple Watch a fighting chance against scratches when you bang your wrist into a table or wall.

There are four different...

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13:25
Review: Native Union DOCK Lightning

Native Union's DOCK Lightning ($50) is a minimalist aluminum-and-silicone dock designed to hold and charge a Lightning-based iPhone, with or without a case. Curiously, the product is known as DOCK Lightning on Native Union's website, but as "DOCK for iPhone" on the box we received. Furthermore, the box lists DOCK as compatible with all Lightning-based iPhones and iPad minis, while the website claims DOCK can also work with full-sized Lightning iPads, as well. DOCK Lightning includes two clips, for accommodating an iPhone with or without a case. Users must supply their own Lightning cable, which isn't out of the ordinary for many recent docks.{/exp:char_limit}
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13:09
Bluetooth wireless range, speed to continue improving

Soon, turning off the heat and lights before leaving your house could be as simple as turning a key in a Bluetooth-equipped lock.

This scenario may be possible with the latest Bluetooth wireless technology, which could start appearing in products next year. With the improvements, devices will be able to communicate directly over a longer range and at faster speeds than with current technology.

The range and speed of Bluetooth will continue to increase in coming years as the markets for home automation and IoT grow, said Mark Powell, executive director at standards-setting organization Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG).

The upcoming Bluetooth protocol—which will be released in the second half this year—will quadruple the wireless range and double the speed of the current technology. Bluetooth-SIG members involved usually develop chips in parallel, but it takes a few months until they start appearing in devices, Powell said.

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13:07
Facebook's latest News Feed overhaul puts...

Facebook knows everything about you, from who your friends and family are to what you like and where you’ve been. It even knows the posts you draft but never publish. Combine all that information with the power of the like button, which signals to Facebook that a post should be shared more widely, and the network should know exactly what to show in your News Feed every day. But it doesn’t—not even close. The Facebook News Feed algorithm can be infuriating. It won’t show me all of my best friend’s posts, which I obviously want to see, but it will surface a photo someone I barely know has liked. 

That’s about to change. Facebook knows that it hasn’t perfected the News Feed, so it’s making some tweaks that will take more than just likes, comments, and shares into account when showing you News Feed stories.

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13:01
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 1...

Notable software releases this week include Tweetbot 2.3.3; Little Snitch 3.6.3; Printer Drivers for Gestetner, Lanier, NRG, Savin, and Xerox Printers; Lightroom CC 2015.4 and Lightroom 6.4; Mac App Store Update for OS X Snow Leopard; and BBEdit 11.5.

 

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13:01
ExtraBITS for 1 February 2016

In this week’s ExtraBITS roundup, you can ask questions of the co-creator of the legendary game The Oregon Trail, Security Editor Rich Mogull offers travel security tips in a Macworld podcast, and The New Yorker gives a humorous look at the next version of OS X.

 

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12:53
Google Briefly Surpasses Apple as World's Most...

Google's parent company, Alphabet, is encroaching on Apple's status as the most valuable company in the world, reports CNN. While Apple is currently on top, a surge in Alphabet shares today gave it a market valuation of $533.4 billion, briefly surpassing Apple's valuation of $532.7 billion on a 1 percent stock drop.

Alphabet shares dropped shortly after, leaving Apple at a higher valuation, but the numbers could shift again tomorrow following Alphabet's first financial earnings report this afternoon. Alphabet is expected to announce overall revenue growth of close to 15 percent with a 20 percent increase in earnings per share.

Over the course of the last several months, Apple shares have fallen steadily, dropping its peak valuation of $740 billion to ~$540 billion. Despite record earnings for the first fiscal quarter of 2016, with revenue of $75.9 billion and net...

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12:52
The 100 jokes that shaped modern comedy

Vulture:

A joke, as defined by this list, is a discrete moment of comedy, whether from stand-up, a sketch, an album, a movie, or a TV show.

For clarity’s sake, we’ve established certain ground rules for inclusion. First, we decided early on that these jokes needed to be performed and recorded at some point. Second, with apologies to Monty Python, whose influence on contemporary comedy is tremendous and undeniable, we focused only on American humor. Third, we only included one joke per comedian. And fourth, the list doesn’t include comedy that we ultimately felt was bad, harmful, or retrograde.

As with most lists, there will always be disagreements and even with the caveats, this list doesn’t seem as funny as you would have hoped it would be. But there are still some great, and some even could be considered important, moments included.

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12:43
Google taking Nexus smartphone program in more...

Google is hoping to exert more control over its Nexus smartphone line, more closely following a business model set out by Apple and the iPhone, a report said on Monday.

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12:05
TMO Background Mode: Interview With Smile Software’s...

Greg Scown is the co-founder of Smile Software, well known for the essential OS X and iOS app TextExpander. Greg started his career as a computer science student at Stanford University. Having already interned with Apple, after graduation, Greg was offered a full-time job on campus. A few years later, that led to working for Apple in China, near Hong Kong, writing software. That's a pretty nifty background. Later, Greg would go on to start (along with Philip Goward) a very successful Silicon Valley company that now employs 18 people and makes award-winning products. Near the end of my interview, we chat about some of the interesting development issues associated with TextExpander, an app that other developers need to formally support before it will work. How does he do that?

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11:53
News: Alleged iPad Air 3 drawing shows Smart...

A drawing representing the alleged iPad Air 3 shows a number of rumored features for the device, along with a slight size increase. The drawing, published by Engadget, shows a Smart Connector and four speakers, in addition to a rear camera flash. If the drawing is correct, the new iPad Air 3 will be 0.1 mm wider and 0.05 mm thicker than iPad Air 2 — a thicker screen could portend Apple Pencil support. Another recent report featuring an alleged case…

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11:30
Microsoft's Project Natick: Data Centers Better...


Microsoft on Monday unveiled Project Natick, a research initiative aimed at developing underwater data centers that could be built near coastal cities. The project is still in its infancy, but Microsoft built one test facility last year. Dubbed "Leona Philpot" -- after a character in the Halo video game series -- it was deployed 30 feet underwater off the California coast in August and was tested through December, when it was returned to the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington.

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11:17
Latest Apple Campus 2 flyover gives up close look as...

Apple’s under construction Campus 2 building in Cupertino is rapidly taking shape as this latest flyover video from Duncan Sinfield shows.

The video gets us as close to the site as we’ve seen yet with the video showing a ton of progress made on the main circular building that will house a large portion of the total 13,000 or so employees the campus will hold.

Evidence that Apple is nearing completion on at least the exterior of the main building can be seen at around 45 seconds in the video where Sinfield notes you can see the roof being lifted in place, and we also get our best shot yet at the large glass panels Apple has been installing on the main building as of a few months back....

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10:35
TMO Daily Observations 2016-02-01: Maps Search...

Apple Maps may not always show the search results you're expecting, but that doesn't mean the company is pushing an agenda. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look into reports about Maps abortion-related search results, plus they offer up their thoughts on the secret virtual reality team tucked away in Apple's offices.


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10:29
Perspective: iPad Pro blew past Microsoft Surface as...

IDC is out with its latest report on worldwide tablet shipments following Apple’s Q1 2016 earnings and in the report shares a nugget about iPad Pro sales.

It may not surprise you, but Apple’s new 12.9-inch iPad, which many would have you believe is the company’s first to compete directly with detachable and hybrid tablets/laptops, outsold Microsoft Surface and other detachable tablets, according to the report:

This quarter was unique as we had new detachables in the market from all three of the major platform players,” said Jitesh Ubrani, Senior Research...

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10:27
Purported iPad Air 3 blueprint adds barely thicker...

With Apple expected to hold an event next month, iPad Air 3 rumors are continuing to trickle out with various degrees of reliability. The latest is yet another schematic claiming to show the upcoming iPad Air refresh courtesy of Engadget, which cites a “reliable source”. While the blueprint appears to build on existing rumors like the presence of a camera flash, Apple’s new Smart Connector, and a quad-speaker design, the illustration claims to show that the iPad Air 3 will have just barely thicker dimensions than the current 9.7-...

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10:23
FCC greenlights further testing of LTE-U by Verizon...

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has approved additional testing of a cellular technology called LTE-U, controversial because it can operate over the same bands as Wi-Fi routers.

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10:20
Space laser communications satellite launches

The first node of the European Data Relay System is in orbit, promising much faster relay of important scientific data

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10:13
iPad Air 3 rumors: Everything we know so far about...

Apple shook up its tablet lineup last fall with the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, a laptop-sized device that supports stylus input from the Apple Pencil and snaps to a Bluetooth keyboard. Even the iPad mini got a major overhaul last year.

But the Pro’s size and new features have a higher price tag attached, one that’s squarely in the laptop range, and while the iPad mini 4 is an amazing device, it’s too small for many people. iPad sales continue to plummet, as Apple’s Q1 earnings showed, so Apple is gearing up to take the wraps off the iPad Air 3 next month. If its rumored features come to...

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10:09
Apple Campus 2 Taking Shape Rapidly as Completion...

Apple's "spaceship" second campus is scheduled to be completed at the end of 2016, and with 10 months to go, construction is progressing rapidly on both the main ring-shaped building and several auxiliary buildings, including the underground auditorium, the visitor's center, and the Tantau addition, where research and development will take place.

Drone pilot Duncan Sinfield has shared a February campus update with MacRumors, giving us one of our closest looks yet at the ongoing construction and progress that's been made since our last update in January. Starting last month, the window panels that make up the unique curved glass exterior began going up, and with additional panels added this month, there's a clear look at what the completed building will look like.

With much of the exterior...

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09:33
9to5Toys Last Call: Mohu HDTV antenna $24, NAS...

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09:32
Another iPad Air 3 Design Drawing Points to Smart...

A new drawing of the unannounced iPad Air 3 highlights the dimensions of the device, with the potential for the third generation iPad Air to have similar dimensions as the iPad Air 2 (via Engadget). According to the image, the iPad Air 3 will be 6.15 mm thick and 169.6 mm wide, meaning the new tablet would end up about 0.05 mm thicker and 0.1 mm wider than the iPad Air 2.

Since the dimensions are so close to one another, and factoring in the possibility for rounding and measurement errors, it's a good possibility that the iPad Air 3 will be around the same size as the second generation iPad Air tablet.

Image via Engadget

Today's drawing also supports previous rumors surrounding the iPad Air 3's potential features, including a four-speaker design to boost...

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09:32
Fake Schematics based Rumor Surfaces on the iPad Air...

Engadget reports that they received an image (noted above) that's allegedly a simple dimensional drawing of the upcoming iPad 3.

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09:24
Apple's iPad Pro outsold Microsoft's...

Consumers have apparently taken a liking to the iPad Pro following its November release, as new data suggests that Apple moved nearly half a million more of the jumbo tablets alone than Microsoft did of its entire Surface lineup.

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09:20
Deals: 21" iMac HD for $999; Free AppleCare...

The $999 price point for Apple's new 21" iMac with HD display is back, or you could grab one of last year's models for just $899 while supplies last. And if you're looking for a 21" iMac with 4K display, we have coupons for free AppleCare and free Canon AIO AirPrint printers, or $70 off all BTO models.

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09:12
iPad Pro Outsells Microsoft Surface in Launch Quarter

The latest numbers from market research firm IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker show that Apple remains the largest vendor in a declining tablet market, shipping 16.1 million iPads in the fourth calendar quarter of 2015. While the iPad continues to be the best-selling tablet, its worldwide market share remains only 24.5 percent despite the all-new iPad Pro launching in early November.

iPad shipments declined 24.8 percent compared to the year-ago quarter, when they totaled 21.4 million for 28.1 percent market share. The stagnant iPad sales during the holiday shopping season may be more attributable to the lack of an iPad Air refresh in 2015, however, as the iPad Pro outsold Microsoft Surface tablets in its debut quarter in what IDC describes as a "successful" launch.

"Despite lukewarm reviews, the iPad Pro was the clear winner this season as it was the top selling detachable, surpassing notable...

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09:07
Apple TV just became the best box for streaming live...

Channels, an app for watching live television through the new Apple TV, has received a substantial update with timeshifting support.

The app, which first launched in December, works in conjunction with SiliconDust HDHomeRun networked TV tuners. Users plug an antenna into the tuner, then connect the tuner to a Wi-Fi router. This setup allows for streaming live channels to other devices around the house, using companion apps such as Channels for Apple TV.

Channels is the first app for HDHomeRun tuners to support timeshifting without complicated plugins. The app begins storing up video when users first tune into a channel, caching up to 30 minutes of programming. Users can also pause live video for up to 30 minutes. Although the app doesn’t offer full-blown DVR, it’s still useful for rewatching a bit of dialog that you...

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09:00
Collaborate in Office—Office tools to collaborate in...

Welcome to 2016! You may remember the release of Office 2016 and the new features it brought focused on collaboration. In the new year we will continue to plan, develop and release new features to help you collaborate—especially inside the classroom. Before these new features are released, let’s take some time to look at what’s already available to help you to collaborate in and out of the classroom!

OneNote Class Notebook—the ultimate collaboration tool

If you have not yet started using OneNote, you are missing out! OneNote can be used anywhere, on any device, with anyone and it’s free! OneNote Class Notebooks are described as an Office 365 wizard that allows teachers to quickly set up the ideal OneNote collaborative environment for the classroom, including public and private spaces.

Check out what some...

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09:00
Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery now enables export to...

Companies must address the challenges of storing and organizing vast and exponentially increasing quantities of data so they can quickly be responsive to a litigation, investigation or regulatory eDiscovery requests. Complying with regulatory and legal requirements along the entire eDiscovery lifecycle is absolutely critical.

In early December, we released Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery, which integrates Equivio machine learning, predictive coding and text analytics capabilities to reduce the costs and challenges that come along with sorting through large quantities of data for eDiscovery purposes. These new capabilities further strengthen the rich set of eDiscovery in-place retention, preservation and search capabilities already present in Office 365—helping our customers quickly identify relevant data while decreasing cost and risk...

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09:00
New offers make it easier for small and midsized...

We want to make it easier for small to midsized businesses (SMBs) to move to Office 365 and experience the ability for your employees to access team files from anywhere, collaborate in real-time from any device and get enterprise-grade security that works as hard for you as for the largest organizations.

Starting today, customers with 50 to 149 seats of Office 365 enterprise and small business plans can take advantage of our customer success service Microsoft FastTrack. Previously available only to customers with 150 seats or more, FastTrack provides resources and dedicated engineers who can assist you, or the Microsoft Partner you work with, to implement Office 365, onboard users and get the most business value from your investment....

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09:00
How Lotus F1 Team built custom Office 365 integrated...

During the race season, roughly 100 crew members support Lotus F1 Team on site around the world. On today’s show, we learn from the team’s head of software development, Mark Everest, how Lotus F1 Team leveraged Office 365 APIs and extensibility to update their legacy travel application—complete with calendar and directory services integration.

The team built new underpinnings with a flexible data model in Azure, a web front end for logistics planning and user management, a mobile app that worked across mobile platforms and an Outlook add-in to integrate race events directly into users’ calendars. In the show, Mark describes how Visual Studio, Apache Cordova and integrated Office 365 APIs were used in the project. Keep watching to get a glimpse of how the team uses the apps to manage their itineraries.

This marks the fourth and final chapter in the series documenting Lotus F1 Team’s IT journey to Office 365. We’ll continue to track their progress as the team...

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09:00
Students liberate teachers’ genius at TCEA with...

The four-day TCEA Education Conference in Austin, Texas, kicks off February 1, 2016, and we’re happy to share some exciting news about the OneNote team’s partnership with Angela Maiers and students from Connally Schools at this exciting EdTech event.

Students from Connally Schools and their fearless Serious Video Games leader, David Conover, will lead a Liberating Genius educator training with Angela Maiers on February 3 at TCEA. Together we’ll empower educators to incorporate Genius Hour into their class with “Liberating Genius: the First 20 Days,” by Angela Maiers. This eBook, published on Docs.com, is free to all educators and offered exclusively...

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08:57
Alleged 'iPad Air 3' schematic reaffirms...

Yet another schematic claiming to show off the design of Apple's anticipated "iPad Air 3" again includes a Smart Connector, rear camera LED flash, and four-speaker array.

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08:49
Apple's iPad Pro was Surprisingly the Top...

Today IDC reports that despite the holiday season, the worldwide tablet market declined yet again in the fourth quarter of 2015 (4Q15) with 65.9 million units shipped, down -13.7% year over year. Yet the surprise detail found in the IDC report was that the iPad Pro ended up ...

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08:45
Finding Network Utility in OS X El Capitan

Back when I was doing a lot of Mac consulting, one of my go-to tools was Network Utility, a handy app that was always in the Utilities folder where I could bring it up to troubleshoot network problems. Now that I'm "just" a publisher/blogger, I don't have that much of a need to use Network Utility. So this weekend when I was working on setting up encryption for the site and ran into some issues, I decided it was time to use my old favorite utility again... but I couldn't find it. It turns out it's still around on all of our Macs, just in hiding.

Sure, you can do pings, traceroutes and all of that other stuff from the Terminal, but I prefer using the nice familiar UI of Network Utility. The official path for the app is:

Macintosh HD > System > Library > Core Services > Applications > Network Utility

There's an easier way to launch it, though. Select "About This Mac..." from the Apple menu, then click on the System Report button in the window that...

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08:34
Irate Comcast subscriber turns Raspberry Pi into a...

One Comcast customer has a Raspberry Pi complain to the company every time his fast connection becomes too slow.

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08:33
Explaining the Iowa Caucus, LEGO Style

It's Iowa Caucus day, which is a big thing heading into the presidential election. That sounds really big and important, but what does it mean? Vermont Public Radio did an awesome job explaining what a caucus is and why it's a big deal-and they did it all with LEGO minifigures. It's a great way to wrap your head around what's going down in Iowa today in a friendly and fun way. Bonus: LEGO minifigures. And thanks to @spsheridan on Twitter for turning me on to the video.


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08:32
US & Europe miss deadline for new 'Safe...

In spite of late-hour talks, U.S and European officials missed a deadline on Sunday to renegotiate a "Safe Harbor" agreement allowing companies like Apple and Google to shuttle data back and forth across the Atlantic.

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08:26
Leaked iPad Air 3 casing images hint at Smart...

It’s the leaks that keep things interesting.

Asian Mac site Macotakara recently found an image of what could be the iPad Air 3 casing. The leaked case design suggests some of the potential new design changes that the iPad Air 3 could feature when it launches to the public.

The leaked image shows what appears to be a cutout for the Smart Connector. Apple first introduced this connection with the iPad Pro, using it for a more stable and reliable connection for things like keyboards. This case leak suggests that Apple plans to add the Smart Connector to the iPad Air lineup with the March revision.

Other changes include a camera cutout on the back of the case appears to extend further down, perhaps hinting that the iPad Air 3 will gain...

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08:26
TidBITS Membership Ad-Removal Challenge Finished

The second month of our membership challenge is over, and while our membership rolls and revenues did increase, it wasn’t enough that we can justify removing banner ads from our site.

 

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08:12
How a teenage app developer helped support his...

Michael Sayman, known for creating the iOS game 4 Snaps, shared a story today on what it was like growing up in the world of iOS development at such a young age. After his first app’s major success at the age of 13, an app based on his Club Penguin blog, Sayman soon gained to media attention and began to travel the world sharing his story. In the profile, he delves into the irony of being paid to travel and tell this personal story on success, all the while his parents were struggling financially at home.

Sayamn also explains how he became the primary bill-payer for the household and what that...

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08:08
Porsche CEO says ‘iPhone belongs in your pocket, not...

As our sister-site Electrek covers so well, the automobile landscape is clearly changing with electric vehicles replacing gas-powered cars, autonomous features potentially replacing drivers, and Apple even developing an EV of its own. But Porsche wants no part in that future, says CEO Oliver Blume. Reuters reports that Blume told German media this week essentially that a Porsche is meant to be driven, and that an iPhone is meant for your pocket, not the road:

“One wants to drive a Porsche by oneself,” Blume said in an interview with regional newspaper Westfalen-Blatt published on Monday.

“An iPhone belongs in your pocket, not on the road,” Blume added, saying that Porsche did not need to team up with any big technology companies.

While Blume...

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07:50
Opinion: With Blackberry’s BB10 platform dead,...

BlackBerry phones were once the default choice for enterprise, the combination of physical keyboard and secure messaging facility the two key selling-points. Those days are long gone.

The company dismissed the iPhone when it was launched in 2007, claiming that touchscreen phones could never compete with physical keyboards – before doing a U-turn by launching its own touchscreen phone less than a year later. A series of major service outages and a failure to deliver the promised BlackBerry 10 in 2011 sealed the company’s fate as a major player, and it today appears set to completely cede the secure messaging space to Apple.

BlackBerry CEO John Chen effectively admitted in December that the company had a ‘backdoor’ into its supposedly secure messaging system, and the company has ...

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07:43
Do Cool Things on the Command Line with Five Quick...

Why would a modern Mac user want to go back to a command-line interface? There are lots of reasons, and Joe Kissell provides five of them here. These quick recipes, which require no prior knowledge of the command line, enable you to do useful things that Apple doesn’t provide a way to accomplish in OS X’s graphical interface.

 

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07:40
External Link: Rich Mogull Gives Paranoid Travel...

TidBITS Security Editor Rich Mogull joined Glenn Fleishman and Susie Ochs on the latest Macworld Podcast to discuss recent Apple security issues, but the discussion quickly turned to travel, with Rich offering tips on digital security while traveling, especially when crossing borders and visiting hostile countries. If you’re headed to another country and are concerned about your data and devices, it’s worth a listen.

 

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07:10
Global tablet market falls 8% in 2015

The global tablet market ended 2015 with its worst year-on-year performance ever. Shipments fell 11% to 69.9 million units during the fourth quarter and fell 8% to 224.3 million units for the full year of 2015, according to the new "Preliminary Global Tablet Shipments and Market Share by Operating System: Q4 2015" report from Strategy Analytics' Tablet & Touchscreen Strategies (TTS) service.

Bright spots in the tablet market continued to be in the 2-in-1 tablet and Windows tablet segments while traditional slates continued their downward slide.

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07:04
Samsung announces Galaxy S7 to debut on Feb. 21...

Troubled South Korean smartphone maker Samsung will reveal the next iteration of its Galaxy smartphone lineup later this month, and will reportedly accompany the new handsets with a 360-degree virtual reality camera.

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07:00
Europe's Antitrust Chief Determined to Pursue...

On January 21 we posted a report titled "Apple's CEO Met with the EU's Antitrust Chief over the Looming Tax Judgement that's due this Spring." We noted in the report that "After the meeting, Cook sent out a tweet highlighting figures showing that the company's products support more than 1.4 million jobs across Europe," which mildly came across as some form of threat." Today we're able to see why Cook ...

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06:59
Detachable tablet sales climbing (is the iPad Pro a...

Apple has pooh-poohed the idea of a “hybrid” device — a laptop with a detachable screen that can be used as a tablet — but the IDC research group says such devices are growing in popularity.

Despite the holiday season, the worldwide tablet market declined yet again in the fourth quarter of 2015 (4Q15) with 65.9 million units shipped, down 13.7% year over year, according to preliminary data from the (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker.  Total shipments for 2015 were 206.8 million, down 10.1% from 230.1 million in the prior year. Despite the market's negative trajectory overall, shipments for detachable tablets reached an all-time high of 8.1 million devices.

The transition towards detachable devices appears to be in full swing as pure slate tablets experienced their greatest annual decline to date of 21.1%, according to itesh Ubrani, Senior...

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06:43
News: iPad Air 3 case photos reveal Smart Connector...

A Chinese company has posted photos of an alleged case for iPad Air 3. Spotted by Macotakara, the case photos reveal a small cutout on the left longer side of case where the Smart Connector would be on iPad Pro, implying that iPad Air 3 will also have Smart Connector support. The alleged case also has four speaker cutouts — two on each short side, like the iPad Pro. It also appears as if the camera hole has been extended, possibly to make room for…

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06:38
Popular Airmail desktop email app lands on the...

Airmail, the popular third-party email client for the Mac, has landed today on the iPhone for the first time. The brand new Airmail for iPhone app works with various email services including Gmail, iCloud, Outlook, and Exchange, and even features iCloud sync to keep the mobile and desktop preferences on the same page. Airmail also includes modern features for the latest iPhones, third-party app integration, and email management features missing after Dropbox retired Mailbox.

As far as email apps go, my personal iCloud email goes through the built-in Mail app, but the Gmail experience is sub par as almost everyone...

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06:35
Apple sees record iPhone profits despite fourth...

A new report from Juniper Research says that Apple saw 20% year-over-year growth in iPhone sales despite a sales slowdown in the fourth quarter. The research group says it was the slowest ever year-over-year growth, but one with record profits.

Samsung shipped an estimated 317 million smartphones, representing less than 1% year-over-year (YoY) growth, says Juniper Research. Microsoft’s phones continue to slide with shipments declining 57% YoY to 4.5 million devices.

“Global smartphone market slowdown has begun to impact all players, with the slowest Q4 market growth since 2008,” notes Juniper Research. “This has begun to impact even the usually impervious Apple, which reported a 0.4% YoY growth in iPhone shipments for the quarter. However, successes early in the year gave the California-based company a more comfortable 20% year-on-year growth.”

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06:34
Apple Music search stops working for many users

Apple Music's search feature was down for many subscribers on Monday, leaving much of the service impractical to use.

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06:31
The WSJ Covers the Unprecedented Scope of the...

Last week Apple announced their Q1 2016 results during their Financial Conference Call. Patently Apple covered the opening statement of Apple's CEO Tim Cook in the form of a transcript due to the extraordinary details that Cook imparted regarding the currency crisis that the company battled with during that last quarter. Today the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has a new report out today covering this development ...

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06:28
Apple Doesn’t Have an Anti Abortion Agenda

Apple may have taken a strong stance on the environment, equal rights, and privacy, but it isn't taking an anti-abortion position. The iPhone maker came under fire after some Maps users reported seeing adoption centers instead of clinics and other health centers when using "abortion" as a search term. Those results weren't part of a conspiracy, just a search algorithm Apple is continually refining.


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06:19
Four-part video tutorial taps Bob Ross lookalike to...

Adobe has chosen to use a Bob Ross lookalike for a series of video tutorials on using Adobe Photoshop Sketch with the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. The company posted the last of the four-part series (below) over the weekend.

The late host of the long-running TV show The Joy of Painting was a much-loved personality, and the decision to effectively bring him back from the dead some eleven years later could easily have been considered tasteless, but YouTube commentators seem to be broadly in favor.

The series was made with the cooperation of Bob Ross Inc, which says Adobe took great care to get all...

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06:08
NetMarketShare: OS X up, iOS down in January

According to the latest market share survey from NetMarketShare, the market share for Mac OS X and iOS both rose in January.

According to the report, among desktop operating systems, Mac OS X had 7.68% of the global market share in January compared to 7.02% percent in December (that’s global market share; in the US it’s over 13%). October 2015’s 8% was an an all-time high by NetMarketShare’s measurements. Windows remains dominant with 90.61%  as of January. That's down from 91.32% in December.

iOS had 32.93% of the mobile operating system market share in January, down from 35.43% in December. This compares to 58.75% for Android, 2.86% for Windows Phone, and 2.14% for Java ME. The all-time high for iOS was in July 2012 with 65.94%

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Peel iPhone 6/6S Case

Today in iLounge Deals we’re offering the Peel iPhone 6/6S Case for only $24.99. Providing full protection that’s nearly invisible to the naked eye, this case retains the shape and form of your iPhone while protecting it from accidental drops. It adds virtually no bulk or weight to your iPhone at just 0.35mm thick and is free of any branding for a clean and subtle look.

Get the Peel iPhone 6/6S Case now for only $24.99...

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05:53
Multiple complaints of failed searches in Apple...

If searching for Apple Music content in the iOS Music app isn’t working for you, it’s not just you. Multiple users on Apple’s support forum are reporting the issue, with Twitter users joining the complaints. The problem appears to have begun late last night.

It’s not a universal issue, as it’s working fine for some people. Apple hasn’t yet acknowledged any problem on its system status page, but it’s not unusual for issues to exist for some time before showing up there.

Reboots aren’t curing it, so if you’re experiencing the problem there doesn’t appear anything you can do about it except wait for Apple to solve the problem, or switch to iTunes on the...

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05:46
Samsung Set to Introduce the Galaxy S7 on February 21

Today we learn, as forecasted, that Samsung is set to release their new Galaxy S7 on February 21. The teaser below makes it clear that the Galaxy S7 will be pushing its connection to their Galaxy VR headset as the VR Buzz has been ripping through the industry of late ...

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05:42
Constrain SQL Queries Using WHERE and LIKE

Previously, we covered the SQL SELECT Statement, to pull data from a SQL database. Here, we’ll constrain our search for items that match a given string, or pattern using the WHERE clause to filter search results, rather than getting all of the records and parsing the output.

The WHERE clause extracts records that fulfill a specified string and follows the general syntax as follows, replacing the word column with the name of the column in one of your tables and the word table with the name of a table that you’d like to search within:

SQL WHERE Syntax
SELECT column,column
FROM table
WHERE column operator value;

Below is a selection from the “Customers” table that showed in our first article an we will use it to run some SQL sorting statements using the ORDER BY keyword:

ID Site Contact Address City Zip Country
1 Krypted Charles Edge my house Minneapolis 55418 US
2 Apple Tim Cook spaceship Cupertino 95014 US
3 Microsoft...

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05:30
Apple wants the FCC to recognize Made for iPhone...

An Apple filling with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) shows that the company is urging the FCC should “recognize solutions such as the MFi hearing aid platform as alternatives for hearing aid compatibility compliance,” according to macReports

Apple’s MFi (“Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad”) is a is a licensing program for developers of hardware and software peripherals that work with these iDevices. Companies joining the MFi program and passing certification tests are able to display certain MFi-related logos on their product packaging,

macReports says that Apple argues that:

° The FCC should recognize Made For iPhone Hearing Aids as an alternative for hearing aid compatibility compliance because (a) there are many MFI hearing aid devices available to customers (b) technologies like MFi Hearing Aid Platform...

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05:16
Bill Gates chooses Beatles song “Two of us” to sum...

On a BBC radio show where interviewees are asked to choose eight music tracks with special significance to them, Bill Gates yesterday selected the Beatles song “Two of us” as one of them, saying that it summed up his relationship with Steve Jobs. In the Radio 4 show Desert Island Discs, Gates said the two of them had a varied relationship.

Steve really is a singular person in the history of personal computing in terms of what he built at Apple. For some periods, we were completely allies working together – I wrote software for the original Apple II. Sometimes he would be very tough on you, sometimes he’d be very encouraging. He got really great work out of people.

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05:00
How Analytics Could Upset the Presidential...


Given all the campaign drama between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, and between Trump and Fox News, there was little else on my mind when I started to write my column at the end of last week. The also-rans really didn't understand how suicidal Trump's comments were about fans supporting him even if he shot someone in New York. Also, Clinton's use of a nonauthorized BlackBerry revealed what she really thought of the Obama administration. Their opponents didn't grasp that both candidates had come close to making campaign-ending admissions.

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04:56
OTT subscriptions exceeded 60% of U.S. broadband...

Parks Associates (www.parksassociates.com) reports that over 60% of U.S. broadband households have at least one OTT video service subscription.

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04:50
Apple Kick Starts new Billboard Ad Campaign...

Following last year’s 'Shot on iPhone 6' photo campaign, Apple has brought back the concept for the iPhone 6s.

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04:30
iPad Pro + MacBook + Duet Display = lots of screen...

Do you find that the screen of your MacBook, MacBook Air, or even a 15-inch MacBook Pro looks uncomfortably small after using a 21-inch or 27-inch iMac? If so, and you’ve also got an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, spend a few bucks on a dandy app called Duet Display and you can increase your screen real estate.

The app — well, actually, it’s two apps: one for your Mac and one for your iOS device — allows you to use your iDevice as an extra display. I use Duet Display to set up my iPad Pro as a secondary display for my 12-inch MacBook when I’m traveling. It works seamlessly.

Developed by a team of ex-Apple engineers, Duet Display delivers a retina display at 60 frames per second with zero lag. Before Duet Display, I used an app called Air Display that also allowed you to use your iOS device as a second display. However, it used Wi-Fi for connectivity, so there was noticeable screen lag on my iPad. Duet Display uses a physical connection.

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04:18
Apple Relaunches 'Shot on iPhone'...

Apple yesterday relaunched its "Shot on iPhone" advertising campaign, showcasing a selection of impressive still photos taken using its iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s handsets.

According to TIME, the new ad campaign comprises 53 images from 41 amateur and professional photographers from around the world. Each photo shot on Apple's flagship phones is set to appear on billboards across 85 cities in 26 countries.

Shot on the iPhone 6s Plus and processed with VSCOcam (Photo: Erin Brooks)

The move follows last year's "Shot on iPhone 6" photography campaign, which featured a selection of filtered and unfiltered still images sourced from social media feeds. That campaign began with a gallery of photos on Apple's homepage, before rolling out across print media, transit station posters and billboards...

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04:17
Bill Gates Reminisces about his Early Years with...

In a new UK report, we learn that in an appearance on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs on Sunday, Bill Gates spoke about his relationship with the late Apple founder Steve Jobs and chose a song in memory of their work together ...

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04:09
Kool Tools: Abby iPhone Case

PERALTA/San Francisco’s (www.peraltabags.com) Abby iPhone Case is a micro-purse with a scratch-free pocket to keep an iPhone safe and easily accessible. The case accommodates an iPhone 6s Plus (or smaller phone) along with minimalist basic necessities—glasses, keys, wallet, mints and lipstick.

The Abby is available in a choice of two, water-resistant LUNA fabrics or in naturally-pebbled black or mahogany leather. Prices range from $79 to $89.

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04:01
Apple reboots ‘Shot on iPhone 6’ campaign with all-...

After the success of last year’s Shot on iPhone 6 ad campaign, taking one of the top prizes at the Cannes Grand Prix festival, Apple is relaunching the campaign to highlight photos taken with the iPhone 6s/Plus, reports Time.

The new ad campaign features 53 images from 41 amateurs and professional photographers from around the world. While the previous campaign included a variety of photographic subjects – from landscapes to extreme close-ups – this time, Apple has put the focus on portraits, most of them photographed in subtle, everyday moments.

Apple first launched...

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04:00
The handsome, rugged Staad Attache has room for a...

WaterField Designs touts its Staad Attaché, as “a beautifully-designed, unique bag for the new Apple iPad Pro and 13-inch MacBooks.” The company imagines you’ll fill it with either the tablet or laptop, but I stash both in mine — and it works great.

As I’ve mentioned before, the iPad Pro doesn’t quite work as a laptop replacement for me, so I’ve held onto my 12-inch MacBook. But sometimes when I’m on-the-go I use ‘em in tandem — with my iPad Pro serving as a secondary display for my Mac laptop thanks to the Duet Display software (see my separate review).

Enter the Staad Attache. Though it only measures 4 x 10.5 x 1.3 inches, the interior is ingeniously arranged. I can fit both my supersize iPad...

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04:00
How to Stream Super Bowl 50 for Free on Your Apple...

The 50th Super Bowl is approaching, and Josh Centers explains how you can stream the game for free on any of your Apple devices in the United States.

 

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Tweetbot 2.3.3

Updates the user interface to better align with Twitter’s display guidelines (Stars are now Hearts, Favorites are Likes). ($9.99 new, free update, 11.5 MB)

 

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18:22
Apple's 'Shot on iPhone' billboards...

Apple returned to the advertising well of its popular crowd-sourced "Shot on iPhone" campaign this weekend, with billboards going up on Sunday featuring still photos captured using stock iPhone 6s and 6s Plus hardware.

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14:59
Little Snitch 3.6.3

Fixes several issues related to installing and uninstalling the network monitoring and diagnostic utility. ($34.95 new, free update, 21.3 MB)

 

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11:36
Leaked iPad Air 3 case images hint at Smart...

A new leak spotted by Macoatakara that first appeared on an Alibaba site appears to hint at some potential changes coming with the iPad Air 3. Earlier this month, Mark Gurman reported that Apple announce a new version of the iPad Air at a March press event alongside new Apple Watch models. Now, a leaked case design suggests some of the potential new design changes that the iPad Air 3 could feature when it launches to the public.

The first thing you’ll notice in the image below is that there appears to be a cutout for the Smart Connector. Apple first introduced this connection with the iPad Pro, using it for a more stable and reliable connection for things like...

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11:14
Apple Developing Wireless Charging For Mobile Devices

An anonymous reader writes: Apple is currently working with partners in the US and Asia to develop wireless charging for iPhone and iPad. Mobile devices with wireless charging capabilities could be released as soon as next year. Apple has not released the specific details on the range that could be available, but as far back as 2010, Apple applied for a patent to use an iMac as a wireless charging hub for distances of 1 meter. In 2014 it applied for a patent on specialized housing for a mobile device with an integrated RF antenna, which would also allow for wireless charging by helping to eliminate the problem of metallic interference with charging signals. Apple would apparently be building on these ideas to create a new iPhone or iPad that could charge further away from the hub, while continuing to be used.


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10:52
Moose doubles as plow in chest-high snow

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Wildlife experts advise that if you run across a moose on a trail in the winter, it may be prudent to turn around and leave. Just like you, moose would rather walk on trails than sink their legs into deep snow. Whatever else you do, don’t approach the moose or try to push it off the trail. Moose can be aggressive animals, especially when they are already tired. As you can see in the video, this moose decided to speed through a patch of snow rather than confront the skiers.

I’ve encountered a couple of moose in my life and they are gigantic, stupid and therefore terrifying animals. Never get into a confrontation with them. As this video shows, you will lose. I find it safer just to not go into the woods.

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10:46
Alleged 'iPad Air 3' case suggests Smart...

Many of the features introduced in last year's iPad Pro, including the new Smart Connector magnetic port and four-speaker array, may be coming toon to the third-generation iPad Air, if third-party cases being manufactured in China are accurate.

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