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Tuesday June 30

08:00
Apple Improves Networking in OS X 10.10.4

Apple has released OS X 10.10.4, which promises to solve networking reliability and iCloud Photo Library syncing, among other things.

 

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07:57
Apple Music service goes live with redesigned app,...

Apple on Tuesday released iOS 8.4 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, officially debuting the Apple Music subscription streaming service, as well as the Beats 1 live radio station set to start broadcasting at 9 a.m. Pacific, noon Eastern.

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07:57
Apple released a new iOS Firmware

Apple just released iOS 8.4 (Build 12H143) for:

  • iPad 2 (Wi-Fi) (iPad2,1) — Download
  • iPad 2 (GSM) (iPad2,2) — Download
  • iPad 2 (CDMA) (iPad2,3) — Download
  • iPhone 4s (iPhone4,1) — Download
  • iPad 2 (Wi-Fi, 2012) (iPad2,4) — Download
  • iPad 3 (Wi-...

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07:57
News: Apple Music makes much-anticipated debut with...

Apple has released iOS 8.4, and with it, Apple Music makes its much-anticipated debut within the redesigned Music app. Apple Music’s DJ-curated Beats 1 station will begin broadcasting at 12 p.m. Eastern time. The full scope of Apple Music features will eventually cost $10/month, but all the features are available to users free of charge for the first three months. iOS 8.4 also includes iBooks improvements and bug fixes....

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07:49
Apple Releases iOS 8.4 With Apple Music, Beats 1,...

Apple today released iOS 8.4, the fourth major update to iOS 8. First seeded to developers in April, iOS 8.4 includes a newly revamped Music app and Apple's long-awaited on-demand streaming music service, Apple Music.

iOS 8.4 is available immediately as an over-the-air download, and the new Apple Music service is located within the Music app. Apple Music will be available immediately after iOS 8.4 is installed, while the Beats 1 radio service will kick off at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time.

Introduced at the recent Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple Music is an on-demand streaming music service that's much like Apple's former Beats Music service. It allows users to listen to an unlimited amount of music for $9.99 per month or $14.99 for a family plan that supports up to 6...

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07:45
CNBC Video: What to Expect from Apple Music

CNBC's Business News host Dominic Chu interviewed Michael Andronico, Asssociate Editor of Tom's Guide, about his take on what to expect from Apple Music today.

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07:38
Apple Music & Beats 1 launches hyped by Eddy Cue...

To promote this week's launch of the subscription Apple Music streaming service, as well as the 24/7 Beats 1 worldwide radio station, the faces of Apple's music business -- Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine, and Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor -- stepped into the limelight once again, to explain how their new services are intended to stand out from the rest.

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07:27
iTunes Match libraries seeing duplicates, bad...

As Apple Music prepares to launch later on Tuesday, many people are experiencing problems with iTunes Match that are causing havoc with their music libraries, according to complaints received by AppleInsider and on Apple's support forums.

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07:22
Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine and Trent Reznor talk Apple...

Apple Music launches later today, along with Beats 1 and updates to iOS and iTunes. It's a massive undertaking for the company that redefined the music industry with the original iPod in 2001  and iTunes Music Store in 2003. Now positioned to do it again with a streaming service and global radio station, Apple is coming off of two less-than-successful music projects.

The music-focused social network Ping never caught on and was closed in 2012. More recently, iTunes Radio failed to capture an audience like that of music streaming rival Pandora. What's different this time around? Apple's Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine and Trent Reznor gave interviews this week that answer that very question. 

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07:17
As Apple doubles down on maps data, Microsoft bows...

Uber is set to acquire the imagery collection unit of Microsoft's Bing Maps division --?giving the ridesharing service a leg up as it seeks to lessen its dependence on mapping products from Apple and potential rival Google --?in a deal that will see Microsoft end its own in-house mapping data efforts.

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07:11
News: Apple Q3 earnings call set for July 21

Apple has announced that it will release its Q3 financial results on Tuesday, July 21. As usual, the company will conduct its conference call at 5 p.m. Eastern time that day. Apple previously provided guidance for Q3 of revenue between $46 billion and $48 billion, and gross margin between 38.5 percent and 39.5 percent. As always, iLounge will provide coverage of the results....

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07:07
The Success of the iPhone 6 is Depressing Korean...

Today, a Korean report shows the frustration analysts are having with both LG and Samsung being unable to overtake Apple's iPhone 6.

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06:53
News: Iovine: Human curation is key for Apple Music

Beats founder Jimmy Iovine and Apple’s head of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue are banking on human curation to set Apple Music apart from other streaming services, The Loop reports. Iovine said Beats 1 is less predictable than an algorithm-based playlist that leaves users stuck in a certain era or certain sound. Adding DJs back into the mix — but leaving them free from worrying about playing songs just because they’re hits at…

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06:28
News: Daily Deal: Pay What You Want iOS Designer...

Today in iLounge Deals we’re offering the Pay What You Want: iOS Designer Bundle, consisting of three all-level courses and hundreds of assets to help you build the next great iOS app. Pay what you want for Learn to Build a Cross-Platform Mobile App Using PhoneGap, and if you beat the average price, you’ll receive the fully upgraded bundle, including The Ultimate Collection of Design Graphics from Creative VIP, Assets for Simplifying the Web…

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06:00
Review: Soundfreaq Sound Kick 2 Wireless Travel...

It's been more than three years since Soundfreaq's original Sound Kick wowed us, and the company has finally introduced the follow-up with Sound Kick 2. The company has eliminated the first Sound Kick's expanded back compartment, instead going for a straight slim Bluetooth 4.0 speaker with a kickstand in back. Sound Kick 2 is IPX4 water-resistant, meaning it can stand up to water splashes — Soundfreaq says the speaker is "shower-ready." The speaker's rechargeable battery can last up to 8 hours (a slight improvement over the first Sound Kick), and a USB output port lets users charge an iPhone, though it's not clear how fast or how much of a charge can be provided.{/exp:char_limit}
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05:44
Apple Music First Impressions: Convenient All-in-One...

As Apple Music gears up to launch in the next few hours this morning -- 9 AM Pacific to be exact, following iOS 8.4 at around 8 AM Pacific -- a few publications have posted some detailed first impressions of the the music streaming service. Getting to mess around with the app for the first time, Mashable, Re/code, The Loop and Rolling Stone came away with largely positive reactions to Apple's first foray into the music streaming game, although the large consensus hanging over it all was a tentative negativity regarding the app's overwhelming amount of content and the somewhat confusing UI that is used to navigate it all.

First off, Mashable noted the big positive of the Apple Music service: for those baked into the Apple ecosystem it offers one library, combining purchases from...

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05:15
Kool Tool: NewerTech Wireless Aluminum Keypad

NewerTech's Wireless Aluminum Keypad (http://www.newertech.com/keypad/) complements the look and feel of Apple keyboards even as it offers a, as the name implies, keypad — something missing from Apple's Wireless Keyboard.

The Wireless Aluminum Keypad pairs with your Mac, PC or iOS device via Bluetooth and reconnects automatically when the computer or device is awakened or restarted. It’s designed for finance professionals, including accountants and analysts, as well as students, teachers, administrators, programmers, and more.

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04:48
Gartner demand for enterprise mobile apps to...

By the end of 2017, market demand for mobile app development services will grow at least five times faster than internal IT organizations' capacity to deliver them, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com).

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04:48
Gartner demand for enterprise mobile apps to...

By the end of 2017, market demand for mobile app development services will grow at least five times faster than internal IT organizations' capacity to deliver them, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com).

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04:44
Apple Granted 45 Patents Today Covering Technologies...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 45 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we briefly cover two granted patents relating to Apple's iPad Smart Cover accessory and the iPhone 5 design. We wrap up this week's granted patent report with our traditional listing of the remaining granted patents that were issued to Apple today.

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03:54
Updated iOS app lets you see the music your favorite...

If you’ve been following your favorite artists on Shazam, you can now find out what music they are checking out using the service. An update to the iOS app due to roll out today lets you see which tracks they are identifying via Shazam.

Shazam says that the feature is available for hundreds of artists, including Alicia Keys, Coldplay, Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull, Shakira, Adam Lambert, Fifth Harmony, Clean Bandit, Maroon 5, Nick Jonas and Jason Derulo.

Don’t expect to catch any of them Shazamming anything terminally uncool, however: artists have the option of keeping individual searches private. The updated app hadn’t yet gone live at the time of writing, but check for...

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03:05
It's Showtime: Apple Music Debuts today with...

A new report published last night stated that until now, there have only been two players in subscription music: Spotify and everybody else. That is expected to change today with the launch of Apple Music, offering unlimited, on-demand access to tens of millions of songs for $10 a month.

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02:59
∞ Talking to Eddy Cue and Jimmy Iovine about Apple...

On Monday afternoon, I went to Apple’s campus to meet with Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, and Beats Founder, Jimmy Iovine, to talk about Apple Music. [...]

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02:59
∞ First Look: Apple Music

I sat down yesterday with Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, and Beats Founder Jimmy Iovine to talk about Apple Music. I also started using the new service myself, so I wanted to give you my thoughts on what I found so far, good and bad. [...]

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00:01
Hands on with Square's new Apple Pay reader

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Monday June 29

20:59
Dash 3.0.2 - Instant search and offline access to...

Dash is an API Documentation Browser and Code Snippet Manager. Dash helps you store snippets of code, as well as instantly search and browse documentation for almost any API you might use (for a full list, see the screenshots).

Documentation Browser Features

  • Offline Documentation: iOS, OS X, watchOS, Swift, Man Pages, .NET Framework, ActionScript, Akka, Android, AngularJS, Angular.dart, Ansible, Apache, Appcelerator Titanium, AppleScript, Arduino, Backbone, Bash, Boost, Bootstrap, Bourbon, Bourbon Neat, C, C++, CakePHP, Cappuccino, Chai, Chef, Clojure, CMake, Cocos2D, Cocos2D-X, CodeIgniter, CoffeeScript, ColdFusion, Common Lisp, Compass, Cordova, Corona, CSS, D3.js, Dart, Django, Dojo Toolkit, Drupal, ElasticSearch, Elixir, Emacs Lisp, Ember.js, Emmet.io, Erlang, Express.js, Expression Engine, ExtJS, Flask, Font Awesome, Foundation, GLib, Go, Grails, Groovy, Grunt, Haml, Haskell, HTML, Jade, Jasmine, Java SE, Java EE, JavaFX, JavaScript, Joomla,...

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20:59
FontExplorer X Pro 5.0 - Font management software. (...

FontExplorer X Pro is optimized for professional use; it's the solution that gives you the power you need to manage all your fonts.

Now you can more easily manage, activate and organize your existing font collection as well as find and experiment with new fonts. Whether you've got a hard drive full of typefaces or a few cherished families, FontExplorer X Pro handles your font library quickly, efficiently and reliably. And when you're ready to add to your collection, you can view thousands of classic designs and the latest releases from independent foundries using the integrated store.

FontExplorer X Pro features an enhanced user interface with a configurable toolbar, activation control, comprehensive font information at your fingertips, customizable font previews, back-up functionality and access to FontExplorer X Server. Used together, FontExplorer X Pro and FontExplorer X Server are your complete solution for organizing, exploring and buying fonts...

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20:59
Typinator 6.6 - Speedy and reliable text expansion...

Typinator turbo-charges your typing productivity.

Type a little. Typinator does the rest.

We've all faced projects that require repetitive typing tasks. With Typinator, you can store commonly used text and images in quick keywords and abbreviations. From email templates to code snippets to website URLs, there's no easier way to recreate repetitive text at a moment's notice.

Workflow-friendly features

  • Uncomplicated configuration. Quickly and easily create abbreviations and assign replacement text and pictures.
  • Simplified migration. If you already use TextExpander, TypeIt4Me, or a similar app, you can migrate to the highly praised Typinator using simple drag-and-drop importation methods.
  • Conversion options. Instantly convert currency values, measurement units and more.
  • Extensive app compatibility. Your text expansions...

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20:59
Arq 4.12.1 - Online backup to Google Drive, Amazon...

Arq is super-easy online backup for the Mac. Back up to your own Google Drive storage (15GB free storage), your own Amazon Glacier ($.01/GB per month storage) or S3, or any SFTP server. Arq backs up and faithfully restores all the special metadata of Mac files that other products don't, including resource forks, ACLs, and creator codes.

Arq works like Time Machine, except you don't have to remember to plug in your external hard drive. Following the initial backup, Arq automatically makes incremental backups every hour, every day, uploading just the files that have changed since your last backup. Arq keeps hourly backups for the past 24 hours, daily backups for the past month, and weekly backups for everything older than a month.

Arq lets you set a budget for storage, and it automatically drops the oldest backups to keep within the budget.

Arq backs up everything with no limits. It backs up files of any size, external drives, and network drives...

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20:59
Gutenprint 5.2.11-pre1 - Quality drivers for most...

Gutenprint is a suite of printer drivers that may be used with most common UNIX print spooling systems, including CUPS, lpr, LPRng, or others. Gutenprint currently supports over 2000 printer models. These drivers provide high quality printing for UNIX, Linux, and Macintosh OS X (10.6 and above) systems. Gutenprint includes CUPS and Foomatic drivers, and an enhanced Print plug-in for GIMP that replaces the print plug-in packaged with the GIMP distribution.



Version 5.2.11-pre1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.6 or later.

  • Added support for the following dye sublimation printers:
    • Canon SELPHY CP820/CP910
    • Ciaat Brava 21 [experimental]
    • Citizen CW-01 / Olmec OP900
    • DNP DS620
    • Kodak 305 [experimental]
    • Kodak 8810 [experimental]
    • Mitsubishi CP-D80DW [experimental]
    • Mitsubishi CP3800DW
    • Shinko S1245/S6145/S6245 [experimental]
    • Sony UP-...
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20:59
Dropbox 3.6.8 - Cloud backup and synchronization...

Dropbox is an application that creates a special Finder folder that automatically syncs online and between your computers. It allows you to both backup files and keep them up-to-date between systems.

Note: You must first sign up to use Dropbox.

The Dropbox application is available for OS X, Windows, and Linux. A video on the site explains more.



Version 3.6.8:

  • [Windows] Fixes an issue on Windows 8.1 when opening the Dropbox website from the desktop client.



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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20:46
Apple Camp enrollment now open with sessions focused...

Apple today has opened enrollment for its annual Apple Camp program. For those unfamiliar, Apple Camp is a series of three-day workshops that Apple holds in its retail stores for kids ages 8 through 12. Apple Camp is designed to encourage the kids to explore technology and learn how to use it to be successful and creative.

The two workshops this year are called “Stories in Motion with iMovie” and “Interactive Storytelling with iBooks.” The workshops will be held from 11 AM to 12:30 PM in Apple Stores throughout the United States, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Apple Camp sessions are held at various dates July 20th through August...

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20:13
Apple Camp enrollment opens for moviemaking, e-book...

For the 2015 summer season, Apple is again inviting children aged 8 through 12 to participate in Apple Camp, a series of three-day retail store workshops designed to teach inquisitive young minds how to create rich digital content on iPad and Mac.

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19:42
AppleCare for Mac now covers batteries retaining...

In a minor change to its AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac policy on Monday, Apple is now replacing non-removable MacBook batteries that retain less than 80 percent of their original charge.

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19:22
Apple Retail Announces 2015 Interactive Summer Camps...

Apple has opened registration for its annual Apple Camp three-day workshops where kids aged 8 to 12 can visit a retail store and learn how to make movies or create interactive books using software such as GarageBand, iBooks Author and iMovie on iPad and Mac. This year's two free workshops are called "Stories in Motion with iMovie" and "Interactive Storytelling with iBooks."

Apple's summer workshops will be hosted between 11 AM and 12:30 PM local time, on various dates from July 20 to August 7, in the United States, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong,...

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18:25
Cameras supported by iMovie

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

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18:20
AC/DC will be available on Apple Music, ending its...

The New York Times reports that AC/DC’s catalog of music will be available on Apple Music starting on launch day tomorrow. In addition to Apple Music, the band’s music will also be available on services such as Spotify and Rdio starting as early as Tuesday. AC/DC to date has never offered its music on streaming services and only joined iTunes 3 years ago in late-2012.

Earlier toady, it was announced that Dr. Dre’s classic album The Chronic will be available exclusively via Apple Music, a digital first for the hip-hop record. Taylor Swift’s popular 1989 record...

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17:38
AppleCare for Mac Now Covers Batteries Retaining...

Just a few days after updating the terms of its AppleCare+ Protection Plan for iPhone, iPad, iPod and Apple Watch to cover batteries that retain less than 80% of their original capacity within the extended warranty period, Apple has extended the same policy to the AppleCare Protection Plan for the MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.

Apple previously only replaced defective batteries under the old terms of the AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac, but a support page updated today now outlines that the company will also replace a MacBook's battery at no charge if it retains less than 80% of its original capacity. If the notebook is not covered by AppleCare, replacing the battery requires paying an out-of-warranty service charge ranging between $129 and $199.

The...

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17:00
Apple to Announce Q3 Results July 21st

Apple on Monday scheduled its fiscal 3rd quarter earnings announcement for July 21st. The company will release its earnings report after the closing bell, and then hold its conference call with analysts at 5:00 PM EDT/2:00 PM PDT. Apple will stream that call to the public.


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16:26
ISS Cargo Lost in SpaceX Falcon Flameout


The SpaceX CRS-7 rocket failed minutes after Sunday's launch, blowing up in mid-air.
Just after T+2 minutes, when the craft's altitude was 32 km, its speed was 1 km/second, and its downrange distance was 30 km, its flight path apparently began curving downward. Three explosions then occurred. "There was an overpressure event in the upper stage liquid oxygen tank. Data suggests counterintuitive cause," SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted. "The Falcon line has been a remarkably reliable launch vehicle," said Frost & Sullivan analyst Mike Jude.

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16:25
Autodesk announces Autodesk Design Academy iTunes U

Autodesk has announced the new Autodesk Design Academy iTunes U course. Developed by educators and industry experts across the globe, the Autodesk Design Academy (http://academy.autodesk.com) provides hundreds of standards-aligned class projects to support design-based disciplines, while using Autodesk’s 3D design, engineering and entertainment software.

iTunes U is the world’s largest catalog of free education content. The Autodesk Design Academy features a growing collection of lessons, projects and courses that help educators support students as they develop technical skills.

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16:18
Release Notes Conference early bird tickets end...

Release Notes, which bills itself as “A Conference About Building Businesses,” is ending its early bird ticket sales tomorrow. If you want in on the sale pricing, go today and pick them up. I’ll be at the conference, so I hope to see you there.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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16:18
MGG 559: Connecting Networks Together, Photos on NAS...

A simple network is simple, but what happens when you need to do a little more? What are the potential pitfalls of storing Photos and iTunes libraries on your network drive? Want to make snapshots before you upgrade? All of this and more on today's Mac Geek Gab with Dave Hamilton, John F. Braun and Pilot Pete!


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16:16
Apple schedules Q3 2015 earnings call livestream for...

Apple has just announced that its fiscal third quarter earnings call will take place on Tuesday, July 21st at 2PM PT/5MP ET. The call will report earnings from the three month period ending this month.

Last quarter, Apple announced sales of 61.1 million iPhones, 12.6 million iPads, and 4.5 million Macs. The company reported revenue of $58 billion, including $13.6 billion in profit. Apple didn’t disclose sales for the Watch last quarter, and it seems unlikely that the company will do so this quarter either.

Apple will be hosting a conference call with investors and press and will also live stream audio from the call on its website, which of course we will have live coverage of. The live broadcast of the call will be available...

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16:14
Dr. Dre’s ‘The Chronic’ Will Stream Exclusively on...

Dr. Dre's The Chronic will stream exclusively on Apple Music, according to Rolling Stone magazine. Dr. Dre works for Apple these days, and is a part of the company's Apple Music team. The album was Dr. Dre's first solo effort after leaving N.W.A., and it was released in 1992. The rapper turned media mogul won the digital rights for the album from his former record label, Death Row Records, in 2011. Since then, it has not been available on streaming services since that time. The Chronic joins Taylor Swift's 1989 as exclusive streaming titles for Apple Music.


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16:00
The Tablet Market Needs Fresh Innovation to Restart...

According to marketing intelligence firm ABI Research, 2015 is off to rocky start for tablets. For the first time since the iPad debuted, the popular consumer item experienced its largest Quarter-over-Quarter decline to date of 35%. In addition, tablets also experienced...

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15:41
Apple reportedly planning increased storage in next-...

The Korea Times today reports that Apple is in negotiations with Samsung to have the company supply the flash memory for the next-gen iPhone models. Currently, the flash storage is provided by Toshiba, SK hynix and SanDisk. The report also notes that Apple is looking to increase the storage capacity of its iPhone models.

Apple currently offers the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB variants. Today’s report suggests that Apple, rather than working to go beyond the 128GB amount, will increase the storage of the mid-tier models. The most logical move would be to cut the 16GB variant and make a 32GB model the entry-level option. The report, however, doesn’t go into that much detail.

Samsung and Apple are in negotiations over...

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15:27
A new website for designers and developers [Sponsor]

A new and exciting website has recently been launched for web designers and developers.

You likely spend hours every morning browsing through hundreds of posts on your RSS feeds, hoping to stumble across relevant stories. Designer News was built to provide web designers and developers with a single location to discover the latest and most significant stories on the Web.

They search through hundreds of posts on blogs, social media, and news channels, to deliver the most essential stories of the day. The content covers quality news, fresh tools and apps, case studies, code demos, inspiration posts, videos and more.

With frequent updates throughout the day, you’ll always find something interesting and fun to read.

Click here to visit the Designer News website and...

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15:15
8 Years After Launch, It’s an iPhone World

Apple shipped the first iPhone eight years ago today. It was June 29th, 2007. That's not so long ago, and yet it feels like forever because Apple has made this into an iPhone world.


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14:30
How the USB-C Port on the New MacBook Helps the...

There have been vociferous complaints about Apple's new MacBook thanks to its single USB-C port. However, it turns out that having only one port helps the MacBook in a very important way. How's that? John Martellaro explains.


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14:27
Keeping iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch within...

Learn about the operating temperatures and temperature management of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (4th generation and later).

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13:59
Google updates Hangouts for iOS w/ refreshed UI,...




Google has updated Hangouts for iOS today with a handful of new features and what it says is an overall improved user experience.

You’ll notice some UI tweaks throughout, like a new menu button in the contact list and a button for quickly starting new conversations. In addition, chat bubbles get a refreshed look, as does the UI for video chat (pictured above). Also new is the ability to attach and send multiple photos at the same...

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13:51
Get help connecting your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch...

You can connect your iOS device with a compatible car stereo using CarPlay, Bluetooth, or a USB cable. If you can't pair or connect your iOS device with your car stereo, or you don't hear audio playback, try these steps.

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13:43
Last Chance for the Summer Mac Essentials Bundle

The Summer Mac Essentials Bundle is coming to an end-if you want it, grab it now. It includes: Unibox, Noiseless, Hider 2, NoteBook 4, App Tamer 2, iStat Menus 5, Beamer 2, Chatology, Jump Desktop, and iMazing File Transfer Made Easy. That's ten great apps, and you can get them all for $19.99 through us.


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13:12
Import Spotify and Rdio Playlists to Beats Music for...

If you have invested time and effort into crafting playlists on a service like Spotify or Rdio, you might be reluctant to try out Apple Music because those playlists won't be available. Kelly has a tip to help you import those playlists so your move to Apple Music is as smooth as possible.


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13:07
DVD Studio Pro: Troubleshooting Basics

If DVD Studio Pro isn't starting up properly or performing normally, try these basic troubleshooting steps to remedy the situation. Please note that these steps aren't exhaustive and are not intended to cover any specific issue. They are fundamental, basic steps that are most effective in getting DVD Studio Pro into good working order, and are the steps most often suggested by AppleCare Technical Support.

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12:59
Review: Just Mobile’s TimeStand is the $40 metal...

If you want an Apple Watch stand, you can choose from three major materials: plastic, wood, or metal. The universally affordable plastic options tend to look a bit cheap when paired with the Apple Watch — particularly non-Sport models — while the pricey wood ones are somewhat polarizing, sparking a roughly equal mix of “love” and “hate” responses. From what I’ve gathered from readers, metal is the most popular Apple Watch stand option, with...

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12:57
Uncle Sam Wants a Hoverbike


The United States Army Research, Development and Engineering Command has commissioned two companies to develop hoverbike technology. Malloy Aeronautics earlier this month demoed a working hoverbike at the Paris Air Show. The U.S. Army intends to operate the hoverbike as a new class of tactical reconnaissance vehicle. "This isn't for jungles or mountains, but could be ideal for patrols over deserts, swamps, or other open areas with mixed terrain," suggested Rob Enderle, principal at the Enderle Group.

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12:03
[Sponsor] Meet Nest Cam

When Nest bought Dropcam last year, it changed things. We weren’t just reinventing unloved things like thermostats and smoke alarms anymore. We were giving you a window into your home. And now that window is 1080p HD, with better alerts, better Night Vision, and a stand that can go anywhere.

Meet the new Nest Cam.

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11:20
TMO Daily Observations 2015-06-29: Getting Ready for...

Apple Music launches tomorrow morning, and we want make sure you're ready. Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to fill you in on what you need to know when Apple's new streaming music service opens for business, plus Kelly has a tip for getting your Spotify and Pandora playlists into Apple Music.


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11:06
Dr. Dre's 'The Chronic' Also...

One of the ways Apple will draw customers to Apple Music is through exclusive content that's unavailable on other music services. Pharrell will release his new single "Freedom" exclusively on the platform, Taylor Swift has already promised to make her 1989 album available on Apple Music, and now Apple has confirmed that Dr. Dre's album The Chronic will also make its streaming music debut on the service.

Released in 1992, The Chronic has never before been made available on any streaming music service, including the hip hop star's own Beats Music service.

As outlined by ...

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11:04
How-To: Move your playlists from Spotify, Rdio, and...

With the launch of Apple Music just around the corner, music lovers currently subscribed to competing services like Spotify and Rdio may be looking to jump ship and give Apple’s offering a try. Apple first confirmed in a Beats Music FAQ that there will be a Beats Music update that allows users to import their libraries to the newer service, but users with music collections elsewhere seem to be out of luck without any official migration tool.

Thankfully, there’s an unofficial route to import all of your playlists from multiple services to Apple Music, but you’ll need to act before the 30th if you don’t already have a Beats Music account as Apple could turn off new subscriptions (and trials) at any moment.

Since Apple will officially...

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10:36
Evernote 6.0.15 - Create searchable notes and access...

Evernote allows you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at anytime, from anywhere.

  • Create notes containing text and audio
  • Find printed and handwritten text within images
  • Clip application and web content directly into Evernote
  • Synchronize with the Evernote Service and access all notes, even ones taken using other clients



Version 6.0.15:

  • New simplified experience for sharing notes and notebooks
  • Improvements to decryption of text with complex formatting
  • Fixed copy and paste of tables
  • Numerous fixes and stability improvements





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10:25
DisplayMate: Less reflective Apple Watch Sport is...

The Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition have sapphire crystal covering their displays, but the lower-cost Apple Watch Sport uses Ion-X glass instead. Both were chosen for durability, but they also reflect different amounts of light. After having previously analyzed the OLED display used in all three watch models, Dr. Raymond Soneira at DisplayMate just published a detailed shootout comparing the display performance of an Apple Watch to an Apple Watch Sport.

While both the watches tested (42mm Apple Watch versus 42mm Apple Watch Sport) use the same OLED screen, they appear different in ambient light, since the sapphire crystal covering the Apple Watch is more reflective than the Ion-X glass on the Apple Watch Sport. DisplayMate measured the reflectance of the Apple Watch Sport to be 4.7 percent, and the Apple Watch was 8.2 percent...

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09:49
Fitbits are outselling Apple Watches … for now

Bloomberg uses Slice Intelligence data to show that Fitbit is actually still doing well as Apple Watch orders begin to level off from launch day highs. In fact, the data from Slice, however accurate that is, shows that Fitbits are actually outselling Apple Watches.

But it is hard to compare the two: Apple’s costs $350-$400 to start, where Fitbits start at around $55 and only go up to $250.

But the same could even be said for $99 Pebble watches really. Or Android Watches which often start below $99 for...

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09:43
The Automobile as We Know It Is Dead


There's a massive number of efforts going on to kill the car as we know it. Among them are efforts to make it a tiny self-driving box that we'd likely be embarrassed to be seen in, efforts to make it highly customized and amazing, and efforts to change its fuel from gasoline to CNG, electricity or something else. There is no doubt that the car as we know it soon will be dead. The question is whether we'll love or hate what replaces it, and I wonder if our children will look back at what we've done and praise us or curse us.

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09:39
Rumor: Apple begins manufacturing of next-gen iPhone...

Whatever the next-gen iPhone is packing for features, they’re apparently building it right now.

This is the rumor, as Apple has started early production of its next-generation iPhone models that will retain 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch form factors and integrate Force Touch technology.

A Bloomberg article has sources close to Apple suppliers stating that they’re in the midst of an early manufacturing run of the company’s next iPhone models, which will bring pressure-sensitive Force Touch technology to the device.

The Force Touch feature was first deployed with the Apple Watch and incorporates sensors installed around the...

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09:23
News: Dr. Dre’s ‘The Chronic’ to make streaming...

Dr. Dre’s classic rap album “The Chronic” will make its streaming debut tomorrow on Apple Music, Rolling Stone reports. The 1992 album joins Taylor Swift’s “1989” as another big-name album currently only streaming on Apple Music. Years of legal battles even kept “The Chronic” off Dre’s own Beats Music. Dre was granted proceeds from digital sales of the album in a 2011 court victory, but the album…

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09:17
Apple Watch Sport's Display With Ion-X Glass...

Although there has been much comparison of the scratch-resistance and weight differences between the two Apple Watch display cover options -- sapphire crystal and Ion-X glass -- not much has been scientifically tested regarding each model's reflectiveness. A new report by DisplayMate out today, however, shows just how much lower reflectivity and higher contrast there is on the Apple Watch Sport's Ion-X glass compared to the higher-end Apple Watch models with sapphire.

As DisplayMate points out, the two models have identical OLED displays internally, but thanks to the different outer coverings, the different models react uniquely in bright light situations. In summary, the site found that the Apple Watch with sapphire crystal display reflects 74 percent more ambient light than the Ion-X glass of the Sport model. The two displays behave almost identically in dark environments given the low...

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09:12
DisplayMate runs full comparison between glass,...

Dr. Raymond Soneira went bananas yet again, this time pulling out all the stops and testing the Apple Watch glass and sapphire displays.

The testing seeks to answer the question as to whether there’s a visual difference between a watch that uses sapphire versus glass? If the two were held up side by side, the one with a glass crystal would be about 20 percent brighter than the one with sapphire (due to fundamental principles of optics that reduce its light transmission), so it appears somewhat darker and duller, particularly because the light has to pass through the crystal twice.

As such, what are the tradeoffs to using a sapphire display,...

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09:03
Apple Music is coming to Sonos by the end of the year

The Verge:

Sonos let its fans know weeks ago that the company’s multi-room, wireless speakers would not support Apple Music at launch. But there is some good news: we now know that Apple and Sonos are trying to make it a reality. A Sonos spokesperson has confirmed to The Verge that the two companies are working together to bring Apple Music support “before the end of the year.”

I’ve never used the Sonos system but those I know who have rave about it. Good to see they and Apple are going to work together. Also interesting to see Apple confirm this “rumor”.

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08:51
Survey Suggests 'iPhone 6s' Could Outsell...

While every new iPhone model released has gone on to outsell its predecessor, dating back to the iPhone 3G outselling the original iPhone, the overwhelming success of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has created some skepticism about whether Apple will be able to continue that trend in the future.

The 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been popular among consumers because of their larger screens, a long-awaited hardware feature that was previously limited to Android-based smartphones and other devices. The new iPhones are also slimmer and feature faster A8 processors and improved iSight cameras.

Nevertheless, a new survey from RBC Capital Markets suggests the so-called "iPhone 6s" could actually be more popular than the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The research firm expects positive year-over-year growth in the December quarter, claiming that carrier contracts are ultimately the deciding factor in a customer's upgrade cycle."While there has been...

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08:42
iPhones equipped with Force Touch tech are...

Production is said to be underway for the next iPhone models, and it looks like the new version’s big selling point will be Force Touch.

Apple is reportedly adding the pressure-sensitive displays already found in the Apple Watch and 12-inch MacBook to its iPhone line-up, unnamed sources told Bloomberg. The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will be the same size and have the same look as their 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch predecessors, so manufacturing is expected to be hiccup-free—though the new displays could throw a wrench in the process.

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08:37
Apple employees’ chatter, posts, confirm Tuesday, 8...

Apple’s employees have gotten a bit chatty over the imminent release of Apple Music. Former Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers, who now works as a Senior Director of Apple Music, blogged about the product’s launch.

The company will reportedly be releasing iOS 8.4 at 8 AM on June 30th which includes the newly revamped Music app to support Apple Music. This is slightly earlier than the usual 10 AM release window. The change in scheduling seems to be in service of Beats 1, Apple’s worldwide radio station, which will start streaming from 9 AM on the same day.

In a series of recent tweets, Apple Senior Vice President Eddy Cue outlined how Apple...

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08:30
AWT Health Club: Ahoy there, mateys!

MS NAUTICA AT ANCHOR IN NUUK, GREENLAND. PHOTO ©2015 Steven Sande, All Rights reserved.

This is my first Health Club post in a while. Between some family issues and then going on vacation, it’s been difficult to get the time to write about health-related apps and topics. I’m currently on a cruise, which is usually considered the antithesis of a healthy vacation. We have a few days at sea (I’m currently between Greenland and Iceland…) so it’s the perfect time to talk about staying healthy while traveling.

As I mentioned, a luxury cruise isn’t the best place to think about living healthy. There is a lot of temptation to eat too much, drink too much, and sit around not doing much. It can be the same on a land trip as well; think of those driving trips where you’re packed into the car for hours between points A and B, only getting out to pump gas into the tank, go to the bathroom, and collect more junk food. 

There are ways to up your game, though...

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08:28
Apple Sued over the iPhone not being licensed to use...

A non-practicing entity by the name of Evolved Wireless LLC has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple over the lack of a license for a series of LTE patents that are part of the LTE standard. It's hard to believe that LG Electronics would ever sell their "standard essential" patent portfolio

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08:25
Apple Music Coming to Sonos Later this Year

Apple has confirmed its Apple Music streaming service will be coming to Sonos players, but it won't be there for Tuesday's official launch. Apple Music senior director Ian Rogers said Sonos support is "coming soon," and now Apple has confirmed that means before the end of the year.

The Mac Observer Spin: Apple wants its new streaming music service to be a success, so it isn't a big surprise to hear they're working on Sonos compatibility. It's interesting that whatever Apple has done to Beats Music to turn it into Apple Music is breaking Sonos compatibility.


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08:24
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 29...

Notable software releases this week include ClamXav 2.8.1, Toast 14 Titanium and Toast 14 Pro, and iMovie 10.0.9.

 

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08:24
ExtraBITS for 29 June 2015

In this week’s ExtraBITS, Josh Centers and Joe Kissell chatted with the Tech Night Owl, Apple expanded its AppleCare+ battery coverage and banned the Confederate battle flag from the App Store, and Google debuted a virtual climb up El Capitan.

 

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08:00
If you forgot your Apple ID password

If you're having issues signing in with your Apple ID password, use these steps to reset it and regain access to your Apple ID account.

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07:46
iOS 8.4 Coming Tuesday at 8AM Pacific Time Ahead of...

Apple will be releasing iOS 8.4 at 8AM pacific time on June 30, an hour ahead of the official Apple Music launch. The update will include support for Apple's new streaming music and Internet radio service.


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07:33
News: Apple Music roundup: iOS 8.4 to get early...

Apple has pushed up its usual release time by a few hours for iOS 8.4 ahead of Apple Music’s release Tuesday, Apple Insider reports. In a now-deleted blog post, Apple Music’s senior director Ian Rogers said iOS 8.4 will become available at 8 a.m. Pacific Time (11 a.m. EST) to allow users to use Apple Music and hear the inaugural broadcast of Apple’s Beats 1 radio programming. Beats 1 will start its global broadcasting with former…

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07:32
Buyers opting for higher capacity iPhones, likely...

RBC Capital Markets has raised its Apple revenue forecasts for 2015 and 2016, arguing that iPhone demand could beat expectations for some time into the future, and that people are skewing towards buying more expensive, higher capacity iPhone models.

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07:20
Apple Music supports iTunes Match-like song uploads...

We've known most of the big details about Apple Music since Apple officially announced it at WWDC earlier this month: it launches on June 30, it costs $10 per month or $15 per month for families of up to six people, and it comes with a three-month free trial that up until recently was causing some grief for Taylor Swift and other independent artists. But questions about how it would interact with other paid Apple services, most notably iTunes Match, remained.

Apple software and services SVP Eddy Cue took to Twitter to answer some questions yesterday, and now we know more: Apple Music will include song-matching functionality similar to iTunes Match. If a song you have in your library isn't present in the...

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07:20
Soundtrap announces online collaborative music...

Soundtrap has launched what it says is the first online music and audio recording studio where users can find and collaborate with people from all over the world on a multitude of devices across iOS, Android, Chrome OS, Mac OS X,and Windows platforms.

It lets users record a tune or podcast by accessing a browser across multiple platforms.  Coming out of beta, Soundtrap has also announced US$1 million in seed funding and the commercial availability of its platform. 

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07:10
Tablet shipments experience largest decline since...

For branded tablets, the year 2015 is off to a rocky start. For the first time since inception, the popular consumer item experienced its largest QoQ [quarter-over-quarter] decline to date of 35%. In addition, tablets experienced its largest YoY [year-over-year] decline of 16%.

According to marketing intelligence firm ABI Research (www.abiresearch.com), there is no denying the market is losing its momentum and leading vendors are feeling the squeeze. Apple and Samsung have been key market players and continue to dominate a significant majority of the tablet market.

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07:03
News: Daily Deal: Get a $70 credit on a Casetify...

Today in iLounge Deals you can get a $70 credit toward a Casetify Apple Watch Band for only $50. Providing nearly endless custom possibilities for your wrist, these comfortable and sweat-resistant Apple Watch bands can be customized with a style for every lifestyle, occasion, and mood, and can easily be switched out for your current band. You can use Instagram of Facebook photos as backgrounds for your band design, apply any three different layouts…

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07:00
Cale announces Apple Pay enabled pay stations

Cale, which specializes in unattended payment technology for parking and transit operations, will begin offering secure contactless card readers that accept Apple Pay for its Cale WebTerminal pay stations (CWT) in July.

The technology will be demonstrated next week at the International Parking Institute's annual convention and trade show in Las Vegas. Cale's contactless payment option will allow customers to pay using their iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus or Apple Watch.

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06:48
News: Apple suppliers now making iPhones with Force...

Apple has started production on new iPhone models that include Force Touch, Bloomberg reports. Sources with knowledge of the matter said the new iPhones have the same 4.7” and 5.5” measurements as the current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models. Higher-volume manufacturing is scheduled to ramp up as soon as next month, with assembly expected to go smoothly, because the phones also have the same exterior design as the 6 and 6 Plus. The only…

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06:45
Amazing saves and a bit of Twitter bot help

An incredible display of athleticism, perfectly showcased a Vine. And an interesting use of a Twitter bot.

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06:45
Apple Music: What You Need to Know

Apple Music is set to launch on Tuesday, June 30, and that means we're getting a new way to listen to music on our iPhone, iPads, Macs, and more. It also means there are new questions about just exactly what Apple Music gets us, so we rounded up some answers for you.


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06:40
Average selling price of smartphones in China jumps...

Following years of race-to-the-bottom pricing in China, the release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus --?which introduced larger displays to Apple's lineup --?prompted an apparent shift in consumer habits that has seen the average selling price of a smartphone jump by nearly 40 percent in the Asian nation.

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06:39
Apple Released the iPhone Eight Years Ago Today

Eight years ago today, the smartphone market changed forever. On June 29, 2007, Apple released the original iPhone with a sleek form factor and revolutionary multi-touch screen and significantly disrupted an industry then dominated by companies such as Nokia, BlackBerry, Sony and Motorola.

The original iPhone was exclusive to AT&T in the United States before launching in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Portugal, Ireland and Austria in November 2007. The 8GB model initially cost $599 on a two-year contract until Apple dropped the price to $399 in September 2007, far more expensive than today's starting price of $199.

The eighth anniversary of the original iPhone's release takes place just one day before the worldwide debut of Apple Music, another launch that could prove historic as Apple attempts to enter the crowded streaming music market alongside Spotify, Pandora, Google Play Music...

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06:35
Ableton upgrades its Live music production software...

Ableton (www.ableton.com) has released Live 9.2, an update of the Mac-compatible music production software.

This free update includes refinements to Live’s audio warping engine, the introduction of latency-compensated automation, a new Tuner device, and more. Owners of Push gain the ability to use all 64 pads to play drums, improved aftertouch, and expanded touchstrip implementation. In addition, Max For Live now includes Max 7, the latest, most powerful version of Max.

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06:30
Freemium Field Test: Lara Croft: Relic Run is flashy...

Free-to-play games often look appealing, but it’s difficult to know at a glance whether the business model is insidious and fun ruining, or reasonable and worth pumping a few bucks into. With Freemium Field Test, we’ll take a recent free-to-play iOS game, put it through its paces, and let you know if it’s really worth your time (and money). 

By foot, bike, or ATV, you’ll swipe to change lanes as you avoid obstacles and snag collectibles.

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06:22
10+ Apple Music tips

A nice addition to Serenity Caldwell’s Apple Music FAQ

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06:15
Apple to increase iTunes Match limit to 100,000 songs

Apple's Eddy Cue has revealed that Apple is "working to" raise iTunes Match's limit to 100,000 for the release of iOS 9. When responding to a question on Twitter, Cue responded:

"25k for launch and working to get to 100k for iOS 9."

Our take on the news:

If Apple pulls this off it'll mean good news for those who want matching in Apple Music but not iTunes Match, as it'll save them $25 per year. 

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06:00
The Week in iPad Cases: Pad & Quill’s gorgeous...

...plus keyboard cases, mounts, and more!

This week’s roundup of new iPad cases includes a functional crossover from WaterField Designs, a versatile keyboard solution from ZeroChroma, and colorful, creative options from DODOcase, Everything Tablet, and Belkin.

Belkin

The FreeHand (all iPad mini models; $10) sports a slim, lightweight design with an integrated handstrap behind its cover.

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05:47
AppleCare+ for iOS devices increases battery failure...
05:16
External Link: Josh Centers and Joe Kissell Discuss...

Our own Josh Centers and Joe Kissell were this week’s guests on The Tech Night Owl podcast. Josh talked about Apple Music, including a conspiracy theory about Taylor Swift, the Apple TV’s future, and the possibility of ARM-based Macs. Joe Kissell recounted the 11 stupid backup strategies from his recent TidBITS article, and explained why you should avoid them.

 

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05:15
Apple Supplier LG reveals a new Smartwatch Battery...

In May we noted that LG was Apple's exclusive Apple Watch display supplier. Apple has a long standing relationship with Apple. So a new Korean report published today could be of some interest in that it reveals that a division of LG called LG Chem has developed a new hexagonal battery for use in smartwatches ...

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04:58
Interest in the connected car rises (interest in...

Consumer ability to access the internet and connected services while in the car remains strong, making driving or parking tasks easier. While interest is especially high for services which provide traffic updates, weather updates, open parking spaces, and navigation instructions, interest in social media functionality remains low.

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04:58
Interest in the connected car rises (interest in...

Consumer ability to access the internet and connected services while in the car remains strong, making driving or parking tasks easier. While interest is especially high for services which provide traffic updates, weather updates, open parking spaces, and navigation instructions, interest in social media functionality remains low.

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04:52
SmartBackup 3.4 for OS X gets an updated sync engine...

Solesignal has announced SmartBackup 3.4, an update to their alternative backup and cloning utility for Mac OS X (10.8 or later).

It syncs multiple source items to a destination on an external hard drive, flashdrive or network share. SmartBackup features a 64-bit sync engine built on the latest Apple technologies. Version 3.4 adds an updated sync engine, user interface improvements, bug fixes and more.

A single license is available for US$25 from the Solesignal website (http://solesignal.com). SmartBackup can be downloaded and tried for free for a limited number of backups.

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04:43
Apple Music, Beats 1: iOS 8.4 required

Ian C. Rogers, Senior Director, Apple Music, tells folks to upgrade to iOS 8.4 tomorrow morning, before the Apple Music rollout.

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04:43
Kool Tools: FontExplorer X Pro

The new version 5 of Monotype's FontExplorer X Pro font management software for Mac OS X has some pretty nifty enhancements. Like what? A Font Tile View, something that’s been requested by customers so they can see attractive font previews composed of limited character sets, for one.

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04:42
Kool Tools: Verto Studio Cloud

Verto Studio (http://www.vertostudio.com/) has launched its 3D cloud service for free to all users of desktop and mobile Verto Studio 3D.  

Now, all Verto Studio scenes can be published to the web, viewable by anyone else in the world within a web browser. Additionally, a shape editor has also been added to Verto Studio which supports the importing and 3D extrusion of SVG files.

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04:37
MacUpdate Desktop 6.0.7 - Search and install Mac...

MacUpdate Desktop 6 brings seamless 1-click installs and version updates to your Mac. With a free MacUpdate account and MacUpdate Desktop 6, Mac users can now install almost any Mac app on macupdate.com with a single click, including thousands of titles not available in the Mac App Store. And now, users can search for, discover, and install new apps right from the MacUpdate Desktop app!

Learn more at the MacUpdate Desktop feature page

1-Click App Installs
Installing apps using a Web browser is slow and complicated. You have to hunt down .zip archives, mount disk images, manually drag app icons to the /Applications folder, run custom installers, and delete the files you no longer need. With MacUpdate Desktop, all you have to do is click the "Install" link on a MacUpdate app listing and MacUpdate Desktop takes care of everything.

Keep All Your Mac Apps...

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04:35
UK bank Barclays delays Apple Pay as it seemingly...

When Apple announced that Apple Pay would be coming to the UK in July, there was one major bank missing from the list: Barclays. While the company tweeted that in was in “constructive talks” with Apple, it seemed odd that all other major UK banks had managed to reach agreement while it hadn’t. We may now know the reason for this.

CNET reports that Barclays is hoping to persuade its customers to use its own bPay mobile payment...

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04:02
Facebook continues to ‘borrow’ Snapchat features as...

Facebook has rather a long history of finding inspiration in the Snapchat app, from Poke back in 2012 (which was pulled last month) to SlingshotTechCrunch reports that the company is now testing three new features in its iOS app, all of which mimic functions available in Snapchat.

The new photo uploader adds:

  • swipeable filters, allowing you to instantly preview the effects
  • the ability to paste Facebook stickers on top of photos...
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03:28
ClamXav 2.8.1

Update transitions the Mac virus scanner from a free title to a commercial product. ($29.95 new, free update, 20.9 MB)

 

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02:47
Freeway Pro 7.0.4 - Drag-and-drop Web design...

Freeway Pro lets you design and build sophisticated responsive websites code free.

With its user-oriented drag-and-drop interface, Freeway Pro helps you piece together the website of your dreams. Add images, audio, video and interactive content -- when your masterpiece is complete, Freeway Pro converts it into clean, standards-compliant code at the click of a button!

Beyond Web Design
Freeway isn't just for web designers: Leverage the power of the intuitive interface to create eye-catching email newsletters that work with all major email clients!

Pro-level Options
Freeway Pro is more advanced than its counterpart, Freeway Express:

  • Create responsive and adaptive mobile-friendly websites.
  • Access hundreds of plugins.
  • Animate your content with fluid transitions.
  • Add sophisticated search capabilities to your site.
  • Import professional...
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01:00
Enhancing mail flow security for Exchange Online

Protecting your incoming and outgoing emails is a top priority for us, which is why we are always working to mail flow encryption. With the new security vulnerabilities constantly being uncovered, and communication privacy being in the spotlight now more than ever, we seek to upgrade our service to only use the most secure Transport Layer Security (TLS)-based encryption available. In the last year, we have made various changes to our service, and your mail has never been more secure. You can find out more about how we use TLS to secure your emails by reading, “How Exchange Online uses TLS to secure email connections in Office 365.”

TLS 1.2 support added

Towards the end of last year, we rolled out support for TLS 1.2 and, as a result, we now offer the best-in-class industry encryption for email traveling to and from our service—as long as the other party also offers . TLS 1.2 connections now...

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01:00
An early look at Cortana integration with Office 365

Office 365 is about helping you be more productive so you can make the most of every moment. We believe the future of productivity involves technology that is truly personal and can work on your behalf. This belief is a driving force behind Microsoft’s personal digital assistant Cortana, which is coming to PCs and tablets, with Windows 10. Cortana learns your preferences to provide relevant recommendations, fast access to information, and important notifications. Cortana in Windows 10 can help you at home, at work and on the go.

We’re pleased to announce the ability to integrate Cortana in Windows 10 with Office 365 for businesses, available in the latest Windows Insiders preview build. Cortana in Windows 10 will be now able to connect to Office...

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00:00
Barclaycard steps up its contactless game with three...

If you didn't know, Britain now prefers cashless payments to notes and coins. Contactless cards play a big part in the shift away from cash, but as technology evolves, smartphones and wearables are beginning to influence matters too. Barclaycard has ...

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Sunday June 28

21:28
Toast 14 Titanium and Toast 14 Pro

Major new release for digital media suite with new DVD burning software and audio import features. ($99.99/$149.99 new)

 

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21:28
iMovie 10.0.9

Addresses a compatibility issue with clips exported from GoPro Studio. ($14.99 new, free update, 2.0 GB)

 

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20:59
VueScan 9.5.18 - Scanner software with advanced...

VueScan is a scanning program that works with most high-quality flatbed and film scanners to produce scans that have excellent color fidelity and color balance. VueScan is easy to use, and has advanced features for restoring faded colors, batch scanning and other features used by professional photographers.

Why should you use VueScan?

  • Easy to use - just run VueScan, press Preview, adjust the cropping, then press Scan.
  • Accurate colors - uses ICC profiles and IT8 calibration.
  • Powerful - dozens of advanced options.
  • Faster workflow - can edit one image while the next image is being scanned (most scanner software won't let you work with one image while another is being scanned).
  • Simple to install - installing VueScan changes nothing on your system, installs nothing in your operating system and all other scanner software will continue to function.
  • Award winning - 2002 "Best Utility", Mac Addict Magazine....
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14:19
New iOS 8.4 will enable Apple Music, Beats 1 on...

In a blog post (that has since been removed), Apple Music senior director Ian Rogers--the former CEO of Beats Music--noted that Apple will make iOS 8.4 available at 8 AM Pacific Time on Tuesday, two hours earlier than the company's typical release time, in order to allow users to hear the inaugural broadcast of Apple's new Beats 1 radio programming and begin using Apple Music.

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14:11
The Logic Pros: How to customize Logic’s Drummer,...

In this week’s episode of The Logic Pros, we wanted to dive deeper into Logic Pro X’s Drummer. Considered by many to be a tool for kids, amateurs and even the lazy, Drummer is a much more versatile and customizable feature than you may think. In fact, I would argue it might be one the most interesting and powerful additions to LPX, not to mention one that Apple just hands out for free.

Whether its the slightly embarrassing drummer names or the preset stigma that surrounds it, Drummer tends to be overlooked and, in my opinion, quite underrated. Today we will be taking a closer look at what this feature has to offer, along with how to customize the drummers and the parts they play to work with our original compositions and ideas:...

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13:09
Firetask 3.7 - Innovative task management solution...

Firetask uniquely combines the advantages of classical priority-and-due-date-based task management with GTD.

  • Stay focused and on top of your commitments - Firetask's "Today" view shows all relevant due and next tasks in a single, clear overview. Due tasks only appear when becoming due within the next days, next tasks only if they are the first next task of a project or if marked as flagged. This helps you to focus on your most urgent and important tasks.
  • Manage your tasks in a project-oriented way - Firetask is project-oriented. Every task is part of a project and the order of next tasks is defined within each project. This helps you to break down your unnumbered tasks into manageable units and it helps us to provide you with a more focused view across all your commitments.
  • Efficiently enter and delegate your tasks -Entering a number of tasks in Firetask is as simple and fast as writing a view lines of text. There is no need to take...
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13:05
Apple Music launching 8am Pacific Tuesday, allows...

As Apple Music’s first day approaches, we’re learning a bit more about the details of the launch, and of the service itself. Eddy Cue even took to Twitter on Sunday to answer individual questions, and reveal an iTunes Match-like feature of Apple Music, for uploading songs that you own that aren't already available to stream.

As MacRumors reports, Apple Music Senior Director Ian Rogers wrote on his blog that Apple Music and the required iOS 8.4 update will become available starting at 8 a.m. Pacific time Tuesday, with Beats 1 programming beginning an hour later. Rogers later edited his post to remove any mention of a launch time, but he also mentioned an 8 a.m. start time in a Tweet from Saturday.

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12:15
Apple Music Coming to Sonos Home Audio Systems by...

Popular Wi-Fi home audio system manufacturer Sonos has supported direct streaming of Beats Music since the music service's launch in early 2014, but the company has repeatedly stated it will not initially support Apple Music when that service launches this week. Apple Music senior director Ian Rogers confirmed late last week that Apple Music will be coming to Sonos "ASAP, but not at launch."

Earlier today, Sonos confirmed to The Verge that it is working with Apple to bring Apple Music to Sonos systems by the end of the year. Apple joined Sonos in confirming the plans to BuzzFeed.“We’re working together to make Apple Music available on Sonos before the end...

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09:55
Samsung Vying to Re-Enter Apple's iPhone NAND...

News out of Korea today is stating that Samsung is trying to re-enter Apple's supply chain for NAND chips.

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09:00
iOS 8.4 launches at 8 AM PT on 6/30, Beats 1 an hour...

Eric Slivka at MacRumors notes that Apple Music senior director Ian Rogers made a revealing blog post this weekend, announcing the launch times for iOS 8.4 and the Beats 1 "radio station" on Tuesday, June 30. iOS 8.4 is expected to show up at 8 AM PT, with Beats 1 going live an hour later at 9 AM PT.

Rogers discussed his life in music in the post, saying then that "Tuesday morning we’ll be unveiling the next chapter. Please make a note to upgrade to iOS 8.4 at 8am PT Tuesday, June 30th and listen to the first Beats 1 broadcast at 9am PT. Here’s a Facebook invite to make it easy for you to say yes, you’ll be there, and invite all your friends. See you there."

For the update, you can either obsessively check Settings > General > Software Update starting at 8 AM Pacific Time...

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08:02
After crushing rival smartwatch sales, Apple Watch...

CNBC has issued a stream of flawed reports suggesting calamity and doom for Apple Watch--already the world's most commercially successful wearable--with each article twisting data to say the opposite of the truth in order to deliver sensational clickbait.

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07:14
Apple Music coming to Sonos speakers ‘ASAP’, says...

Apple Music senior director Ian Rogers — ex Beats Music CEO — has announced on Twitter that integration with Sonos for Apple Music is coming as soon as possible. Although Beats Music did have native support on the popular internet-connected speaker system, there have been no announcements about a partnership with Apple Music so far. In the tweet, Rogers confirms that there will be no Sonos integration at launch.

This will be slightly disappointing for Beats Music users who rely on the feature, until the companies catch up ‘ASAP’. In early June, a Sonos representative said:

“Sonos will not have Apple Music on it at launch but we fully expect to support them when they’re ready to focus on the home listening...

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07:12
Apple Wins Four Design Patents for the iPhone 6 in...

On Friday, the Hong Kong Patent Office Granted Apple four registered design patents for their iPhone 6 faceplate design with its associated backside componentry outlined. While the designs cover both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6-Plus, it took an iFixit teardown photo to help us distinguish between the two designs.

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06:00
Now available for public preview—OneNote Class...

Just nine months ago the OneNote team released the OneNote Class Notebook app, which has already had a huge impact in classrooms around the world. The app allows instructors to quickly set up a personal section for each student, a content library for handouts and a collaboration space for lessons and creative activities—all within one powerful notebook. Since then, we’ve continued to listen to your feedback and continued to improve the OneNote Class Notebook experience so we can best serve teachers needs when and where they need it in the classroom to organize and collaborate with students.

Today, we are delighted to announce that OneNote Class Notebook support for the Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) standard is now available for public preview. This means instructors will be able to use OneNote...

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05:39
iOS 8.4 to be released 8 AM PT on Tuesday, iTunes...

Apple directors have been somewhat talkative over the weekend about the imminent release of Apple Music. Former Beats Music CEO, who now works as a Senior Director of Apple Music, blogged about the product’s launch. He reminisces on the history of digital music and radio saying that seeing Apple Music on stage at WWDC ‘it was hard not to feel like the last 20+ years was leading to this day’.

Interestingly, Apple will be releasing iOS 8.4 at 8 AM on June 30th which includes the newly revamped Music app to support Apple Music. This is slightly earlier than the usual 10 AM release window. The change in scheduling seems to be in service of Beats 1, Apple’s worldwide radio station, which will start streaming from 9 AM on the same day.

Meanwhile, Eddy Cue has also been leaking some tidbits...

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05:16
iOS 8.4 Launching at 8 AM Pacific Tuesday, Beats 1...

Former Beats Music CEO and current Apple Music senior director Ian Rogers made a brief blog post yesterday summarizing some of his background in music leading up to this week's debut of Apple Music while also revealing Apple's launch schedule for iOS 8.4 and the new Beats 1 radio station.

According to Rogers, iOS 8.4 will go live at 8 AM Pacific this Tuesday, two hours earlier than Apple's usual iOS update release window. Beats 1 will kick off programming an hour later, offering users around the world a 24/7 streaming music station led by former BBC DJ Zane Lowe and featuring a mixture of interviews and music sets from DJs interspersed with programming blocks from celebrities such as Elton John, Dr. Dre, Pharrell, and Drake.Tuesday morning we’ll be unveiling the next chapter. Please make a note...

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05:00
Review: Maclocks’ The Blade secures MacBooks without...

The antitheft Kensington Security Slot has been gone from all MacBooks aside from the classic 13-inch model for years now as Apple’s notebook designs have gotten increasingly thinner. Without that slot making a return, third party solutions like Maclock’s The Blade are needed to secure an unattended MacBook and prevent theft. Today we’re taking a look at The Blade and how it can secure even Apple’s thinnest notebook, the 12-inch MacBook with Retina display....

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Saturday June 27

23:41
Apple's iTunes U course on Swift is watershed...

In a groundbreaking first, Apple at this year's WWDC conference in June published an iTunes U course that provides educators with first party tools to teach the Swift programming language to high school students.

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22:21
Robotic vines illustrate chaos theory and the...

We've seen capacitive-touch-enabled plants before, but the robotic vines and leaves of Branching Systems are something altogether different. And, perhaps craziest of all, they respond to your presence. The leaves react to your inputs, and then nearby...

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19:48
iPhone 6S New Feature: Force Touch

New submitter WarJolt writes: Apple is adding Force Touch to their iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. I'm not sure if Force Touch enough to convince an Android user like myself to switch, but there are definitely some interesting possibilities for app developers. A challenge for App developers will be to make apps compatible with both Force Touch iPhones and non-force touch iPhones. (Here's the Bloomberg report Forbes draws from.)


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15:30
MacIT Conference: Only a few more days to get a...

The MacIT Conference is scheduled for July 14-16, 2015 in Santa Clara, California, and if you’d like to attend at a bit of a discount, you have through June 30 to pay just US$795 for your conference registration. Of course, you can use our special promo code and take another $200 off of that fee. 

MacIT is the conference for IT professionals who are in the business of supporting and deploying Apple technology in the enterprise. Over 70 speakers will share their knowledge with attendees at over 40 sessions, covering:

  • Directory Services
  • Consulting
  • Enterprise Services; Virtualization
  • Network Management
  • Deep OS X
  • Deployment and Config Management
  • IT Operations Scaling
  • BYOD
  • Security
  • Emerging Technologies (i.e. Health Care; Quantified Self; etc)
  • Security iOS Application...
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09:00
Learning adventures with the new Mystery Skype...

Today’s post was written by Anne Mirtschin, teacher at Hawkesdale P12 College, a small rural prep school where students are culturally and geographically isolated. Anne is an active Skype Master Teacher.

Picture the ideal classroom where there is fun, frequent laughter, intense concentration, powerful research, dedicated learning, lots of questions posed, and thinking in different ways. Students are pushed outside their comfort zones, confidence is being instilled, valuable 21st century communication skills are learned in a collaborative work environment. Deep, powerful learning is taking place.

Mystery Skype can bring this atmosphere to the classroom—a classroom that can include any age group, culture, race and country across the world. Everyone loves a mystery and hence the increasing popularity of Mystery Skype. In this ‘game,’ students connect with another classroom or educator using Skype....

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07:31
Apple Reveals Fun New Ways to Share Information...

Two years ago during a WWDC keynote segment by Craig Federighi, he delighted us with his humor and introduction of AirDrop. He humorously mocked Samsung's need to tap two smartphones together in order to share information or photos. While AirDrop is the right interface for the iPhone, it would be a little overwhelming on the Apple Watch. So Apple has ...

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07:00
Caturday: MacPaw's Purr-Driven Development

Fixel and Hoover. Photo by Zyafa via Instagram

We already know that cats rule the Internet; now we're beginning to find that they're behind the scenes in a growing number of OS X and iOS software development companies. Julia Petryk from MacPaw sent us not only a wonderful email about office cats Fixel and Hoover but links to a bunch of fantastic photos, too! Here's her email:

You’d think that work at a progressive IT company takes some serious tech skills. But MacPaw, an app development company, has successfully proven this theory wrong. In MacPaw, you don’t even have to be human, let alone a techie, to make it to the official employee list. *

Photo by ivira via instagram

Take Fixel, for example. An icon of independence. No matter what you have to offer, he’ll turn his tail on you. Rumor has it, that if...

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06:22
AppleCare+ Now Covers Batteries That Drop To 80%

Mark Wilson writes with news that Apple's AppleCare+ plan has been updated to address one of the biggest worries that people have about products with non-removeable batteries, and that become very expensive paperweights when the juice runs out. From BetaNews: "Previously, the extended warranty only covered batteries that would hold 50 percent charge or less. Now this has been updated so that you can request a free replacement within the coverage period if your device's battery is only able to hold 80 percent of full charge. The new terms to no apply to everyone — it all depends on when you bought your Apple device. If you bought your iPhone, iPad, iPod or Apple Watch before April 10, 2015, you're stuck with the old terms. I wish this change applied to my MacBook Air, with which I'm lucky to get 90 minutes of battery power.


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06:00
Review: Akitio’s Thunder2 Dock fits a 7-port...

Up until recently, Thunderbolt 2 docks could mostly be described as “seen one, seen them all.” I’ve continued to like the idea of docks that fuse Thunderbolt 2, USB 3.0, and other peripherals together in a single Thunderbolt-to-Mac connection, but the docks I’ve tested from Belkin, Elgato, and Kanex are so similar in looks and features that they’d be hard to tell apart in a lineup. CalDigit’s dock looked very different from the rest, but functioned almost exactly the same. No Thunderbolt 2 dock has been small enough to consider “portable,” and CalDigit’s design is downright bag-defiant in shape.

That’s why it’s great...

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05:00
External Link: Apple Expands AppleCare+ Battery...

Apple has boosted its coverage of batteries for iOS devices and Apple Watches under AppleCare+. Apple will now replace the batteries in covered devices when they retain less than 80 percent of their capacity, compared to 50 percent previously.

 

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05:00
Gadget Ogling: Vertical Vinyl, Kid-Friendly Video...


I enjoy music as much as anyone, though I'm no real audiophile and I have not an enormous passion for one format over another. I admire the romance of vinyl but find it unwieldy and cumbersome when digital recordings work just fine for me. The Floating Record turntable is beautiful, though, and I'm almost tempted to race to my record store to stock up on vinyl to play on one of these. Instead of playing records in their usual flat position, Floating Record clamps them in place vertically, so as to display them while they're playing.

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04:35
CuteDJ for Mac OS X upgraded to version 4.3.1

CuteDJPro ( www.cutedjpro.com ) has updated CuteDJ for Mac OS X to version 4.3.1.

It's DJ mixing software that lets users mix music, video and karaoke in real time. Version 4.3.1 adds eight hardware controllers: Reloop BeatMix 2, Reloop BeatMix 4, Reloop Terminal Mix8, Akiyama Quattro, Akiyama Quark, Hercules DJ Control Wave, Pioneer DDJ SX and Pioneer DDJ SR. and fully compatible with iTune 12.

CuteDJ requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later and Windows 7/8. A demo is available for download. The update is free for all users. For new users the price is US$129.95.

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04:00
The Week in iPhone Cases: Lifeproof's latest...

...plus battery cases, leather cases, and more!

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases includes fancy designs from OtterBox, elegant leather options from Hard Graft and Distilunion, and Lenzcase’s iPhone/glasses case hybrid.

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The Skin (iPhone 6; $4 to $16) adds a thin layer of protection to the front and back of your iPhone 6 without the extra bulk that comes with a full-blown case.

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03:01
This week on AppleInsider: Apple Music royalty...

News about Apple Music dominated the week, especially a decision to reverse course on trial royalties, but other items grabbing headlines included future iPhone plans, expanded Apple Watch sales, and deep controversy over a ban on Confederate flags in the App Store.

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01:22
A scout recently put it this way

Forums: Networking

Sid Hartman: Twins farm system suffering drought
No doubt Twins fans have been spoiled after the team has dominated the division, winning six of the past 10 American League Central titles under manager Ron Gardenhire.

Until this year, a Gardenhire-managed Twins team never had been more than eight games behind the leaders in the division.

However, sooner or later a season like this was going to happen, with the farm system finally running out of talent to feed the big club.

There aren t any players the caliber of a Torii Hunter, Johan Santana, Justin Morneau, Michael Cuddyer, Joe Mauer or Jason Kubel ready to come up from the farm system.

A scout recently put it this way, They ran out of gas after having it their way in the division for so long.

If you want to analyze the Twins performance this year in posting the...

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00:00
Recosoft ships PDF2ID v4.5: Convert PDF to InDesign...

Recosoft Corp. (www.recosoft.com) is shipping PDF2ID 4.5 the newest PDF-to-InDesign and XPS-to-InDesign conversion plug-in for InDesign Creative Cloud 2015.

It's been enhanced to support Adobe InDesign CC 2015, the latest release of InDesign for both the Mac OS X and Windows platforms. PDF2ID Standard and PDF2ID Professional v4.5 now support batch-converting PDF files to InDesign (indd) format. Additionally, PDF2ID v4.5 natively recognizes Adobe Illustrator files (.ai) files easing Illustrator-to-InDesign file conversion.

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Friday June 26

22:40
VOX 2.5.3 - Music player that supports many...

VOX is a beautiful music player that supports many filetypes. The beauty is in its simplicity, yet behind the minimal exterior lies a powerful music player with a ton of features and support for all audio formats you should ever need. VOX was originally developed following the principles of clarity, simplicity and versatility. Thus, the minimalistic interface incorporates both essential and unique features, which let you:

  • Listen to your music regardless of the format
  • Play numerous lossy and lossless audio formats
  • Export playlists in various formats (PLS, M3U, XSPF)
  • Open different playlist types including M3U, PLS, XSPF and the popular CUE format used to store CD rips
  • Play audio files stored on NAS devices and other network drives. Rule your music with ease:
  • Control the player from the main interface, Dock context menu or main menu controls
  • Automatically search for all the missing album artwork...
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20:44
Self-assembling gauss gun idea would heal patients...

A research team from the University of Houston and Boston Children's Hospital debuted a novel new approach to internal medicine: using a swarm of tiny, noninvasive robots as a gauss gun to shoot medicine or clot-busting needles directly at the afflic...

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17:01
Bloomberg Confirms Yesterday's news that Apple...

Early yesterday we reported that "HDI PCB Manufacturers Cheer as they Up Production for Force Touch Parts for Apple's next iPhone."

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15:57
Intuit lays off 399 people

Intuit has confirmed to TechCrunch that it has laid off 399 people, or just under 5 percent of the company’s roughly 8,000 employees, in a re-alignment of the company. Patrick Barry has also stepped back from leading Demandforce, though he remains an employee of Intuit.

I hate seeing people lose their jobs.

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15:53
Daily Deals for June 26, 2015, featuring OmniGraffle...

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

AWT Featured Apps

  • OmniGraffle [Standard version starts at $49 for iOS, $99 for Mac] OmniGraffle is for creating precise, beautiful graphics. Like website wireframes, an electrical system design, a family tree, or mapping out software classes. For artists, designers, casual data-mappers, and everyone in-between.

  • Alto's Adventure -- Snowman App Sale [$1.99 → $0.99] Above the...

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15:43
Apple kicks off production of next-gen iPhone with...

Apple has started early production of its next-generation iPhone models that will retain 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch form factors and integrate Force Touch technology, a report said Friday.

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15:35
Apple Starts Early Production on Next-Generation...

Apple is starting production on its next-generation iPhones, reports Bloomberg, and the new models are equipped with Force Touch capabilities. Force Touch, first introduced with the Apple Watch, is a feature that's able to distinguish between a light tap and a harder press, enabling a range of new gestures.

The two new iPhones will retain the same 4.7 and 5.5-inch display sizes, with an exterior design that's largely unchanged. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has suggested the addition of Force Touch could make the iPhone 0.2mm thicker, but it is unclear if that rumor is accurate.

Apple Inc. has started early production of new iPhone models with a feature called Force Touch, which senses how hard users are pressing down on a screen, people...

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15:31
Low Power mode in iOS 9 saves battery life by...

Technology is a story of compromises and tradeoffs. We want devices with big, pixel-dense screens. We want snappy performance and lots of RAM. But we don’t want to have to keep one nervous eye on the battery-life indicator, or have to top off just to make it through the day.

iOS 9 includes a battery-saving Low Power mode, a first for Apple. This will let you flip one switch to eke out maximum power savings. iOS will shut down background activity and reduce performance to get you as much as three extra hours before the battery finally goes kaput. On Friday, MacRumors used Geekbench 3 to quantify just how big of a performance hit you can expect.

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15:24
Bloomberg: Apple begins manufacturing next-gen...

Bloomberg is reporting that Apple has started early production of the next-generation iPhone with Force Touch. We initially reported back in May that the next-generation iPhone will include a design similar to the current lineup of devices, but include support for Force Touch. 

Force Touch was first unveiled with Apple Watch and in Apple’s Retina MacBook Pros and 12-inch MacBooks. The feature allows users to press harder on a...

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15:24
Apple’s Tim Cook Praises SCOTUS Marriage Equality...

Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly praised Friday's United States Supreme Court decision that ruled state laws banning same sex marriage is unconstitutional, calling the ruling a victory. Mr. Cook shared his thoughts on Twitter, which is becoming a common place for Apple executives to share their thoughts and opinions.


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15:12
Photo showcased in Apple’s Shot on iPhone campaign...

Earlier this week, Apple’s Shot on iPhone 6 ad campaign took the top Outdoor Lions prize at the Cannes Festival for the billboard and skyscraper advertisements, and now a photograph that was included in the campaign has also received its own Cannes Lion award.

 

Cole Rise, whose photo depicts his friend standing in Rocky Mountain National Park, has won a Cannes Lion award in the Gold campaign. Similar to Apple’s Shot on iPhone World Gallery, Rise’s picture won in the Billboard/Street Posters category.

Rise is also the developer of the popular iPhone app Lite.ly, which allows photographers to make edits to their shots on the go. Rise explained to Om...

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15:05
Music Just Isn’t Worth What It Used to Be

How much is music worth? That question has been pushed to the foreground by Apple Music, Taylor Swift, and new cries that Apple is undervaluing artists. Bryan Chaffin says this battle has been brewing for a long time, and he doesn't think some artists will be happy where it leads.


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14:43
Apple reinstates select games with Confederate flag...

Apple on Friday reinstated a number of games recently stricken from the iOS App Store for bearing references to the Confederate battle flag, a polarizing symbol that some equate to slavery in America.

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14:42
“Shot on iPhone 6″ photo wins Cannes Lion award

So awesome, congrats Cole Rise.

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14:31
Obscura Camera

There’s always a better camera than the one you have with you.

And that’s Obscura.

Looks great and it’s free.

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13:52
How to Safely Disable iCloud Photo Library and...

Sick and tired of having your iOS devices tell you you're out of iCloud storage and can't backup? Disabling iCloud Photo Library can free up gigabytes of space, but it must be done with care so as to be sure you don't miss anything.


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13:50
Self-Driving Cars Avoid Collision, as They Should


Two self-driving prototype vehicles, one operated by Google and the other operated by Delphi Automotive, earlier this week avoided a collision in Palo Alto, California. Neither car touched the other, but the incident spurred a number of rattled headlines over the so-called "near miss." In actuality, both vehicles responded as they were supposed to, the companies said in response to the media brouhaha. The incident occurred on Tuesday when John Absemeier, director of Delphi Automotive's Silicon Valley lab, was a passenger in his company's Audi Q5 as it drove along San Antonio Road.

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13:30
Several Ways to Create Space On Your Mac

SSDs are fast becoming the norm, and space is not as plentiful there as on those spinning drives. Kelly has a few (free!) suggestions for how to get some of that space back.


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13:30
The Depressing Gap Between Apple and the U.S....

Apple is a company that surges relentlessly forward in technology. It can do that because it has earned a lot of money from happy customers. The philosophical contrast with the U.S Federal government is stark. John Martellaro worries that the gap is too large and growing.


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13:15
The Week in iOS Apps: Android on Your iPhone

Android on Your iPhone

This week’s roundup includes update to a few Google apps—want the Android experience on iOS? It’s nearly possible.

Google Calendar

Every once in awhile we observe that if you wanted an Android experience on your iPhone, it’s probably not that difficult. Two updated apps this week show why. First, the free Google Calendar app has been updated—the latest version lets you see more events at a glance with a seven-day view. The update also allows you to attach Google Drive files to events, and to directly open a map or send map instructions to guests.

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12:53
Hidden Features in iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan

iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan have been available to developers for two weeks now, giving us time to discover all of the little features in both operating systems that weren't discussed during the keynote event. We've created two videos that highlight some of the small but neat additions to iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan, which you can watch below.

Apple's introduced a wide range of feature additions and minor tweaks in iOS 9 that make some very useful improvements to iOS. For example, there's now a Notification Center widget that displays the battery life of connected devices like the Apple Watch, and there's a search bar in the Settings app that lets you find a specific setting very quickly.

A "Back to App" feature lets you swap between apps quickly when you click a notification or a link, and some keyboard changes on the iPad make editing documents a whole lot easier.

OS X 10.11 El Capitan has fewer small feature additions, but there are some improvements worth...

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12:46
iOS Wi-Fi profiles: About Auto Join and per-...

When you create a Wi-Fi profile for an iOS device, you can configure a device to automatically join a configured wireless network and also use a per-connection password with a configured wireless network. However, when both settings are applied to the same wireless network, they may not work as expected when installing the profile on the device. Learn how these settings work.

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12:42
MFi-Certified 10-Ft iOS Lightning Cable: $18.99

We have a deal for you today on a 10-foot MFi-certified Lighting cable for $18.99. That's a penny less than Apple's 1-meter Lightning cable. It's available only in the U.S.-check out the deal listing for more automation.


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12:27
Apple acquires dozens of biometric authentication...

Evidence that Apple is planning significant overhauls to its Touch ID fingerprint recognition system continues to mount, with the company reportedly acquiring more than two dozen biometric authentication patents from privately-held Virginia firm Privaris.

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12:15
Apps: Cooking Dash 2016, Disney Gif, iTunes U 3.0,...

Cooking Dash 2016 (free) — While some may feel that the “Dash” series of time management games have begun to get a bit stale, it’s hard to deny that they can be pretty addictive for a lot of users, and as much as the style remains the same, the developers have done a pretty good job of keeping most of the new entries feeling pretty fresh and interesting. This latest instalment is no exception, as Flo moves on to a reality TV setting…

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11:39
Using Apple power adapters, cables, and duckheads...

Learn how to use Apple power adapters, cables, and duckheads, and what to do if you have a damaged part.

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11:32
TMO Daily Observations 2015-06-26: Apple’s...

Apple is pulling titles from the App Store that include the Confederate flag following hate-related shootings in South Carolina. Dave Hamilton, Bryan Chaffin, John Martellaro, Kelly Guimont, and Adam Christianson join Jeff Gamet to offer up their perspective on Apple's decision, plus they have some thoughts on Apple's potential purchase of finger print sensor company Privaris.


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11:01
What to play this weekend: Her Story

"Do you want to hear the story? It's a real life fairy tale."

Her Story (Mac and iOS) is a nonlinear jigsaw puzzle set in the mid-90's. As the player, you must find and review snippets of archival police interview footage to figure out what happened to a woman called Hannah in 1994. Those snippets are brief and jumbled together; only careful observation will allow you to uncover the whole story.

I took five pages of hand-written notes before I figured everything out. At 12:30 AM. I could not stop playing.

Even now that I've reached the end (there is a definite end), there's more for me to see, so the replayability is there. This will be a difficult review to write, as I don't want to give anything away. Here we go with my look at Her Story.

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10:51
Apple Music looking for producer to curate original...

With Apple’s new subscription-based streaming music service launching early next week, the company is still seeking a producer for Apple Music to act as the point person for curating content as well as producing original content for the service’s streaming radio station called Beats 1.

The company is looking to fill the role of Apple Music Producer, which it refers to as a “definitive point person” for many design, UI, editorial, software, and marketing teams working on “important content and editorial initiatives within the music app.” Apple also notes that the producer will “particularly focus on original content and Beats 1.” While we knew that Apple’s...

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10:48
AppleCare+ battery coverage more generous for...

Apple on Friday made a slight adjustment to the terms of its AppleCare+ warranty for iPhones, iPads, iPods, and the Apple Watch, allowing people to get a free repair or replacement if their battery holds less than 80 percent of its original charge.

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10:37
Delete photos and video synced from iTunes when you...

You can delete photos you synced from iTunes by syncing them with a new folder.

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10:27
MCE Ships 1TB PCIe-based Flash storage upgrades for...

MCE Technologies (http://www.mcetech.com) announces a 1TB internal PCIe-based Flash storage upgrade solution for late-2013 through mid-2015 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display.

The 1TB Upgrade Kits are based on the PCIe storage architecture in those machines and includes all tools required to perform the installation, an illustrated installation guide, and drive cloning software. The MCE 1TB Internal PCIe-based Flash Storage upgrade solution costs US$999 and is available for immediate shipment.

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10:11
Apple Acquires the Majority of the Fingerprint...

It's being reported today that Privaris, a Charlottesville, Virginia, based startup, has recently transferred 26 of its 31 patents to Apple.

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10:07
Apple Obtains Touch ID-Related Patents From...

Apple has been working to acquire the intellectual property assets of Charlottesville, Virginia-based biometric security firm Privaris, according to CNN. Privaris recently transferred 26 of its 31 patents to the iPhone maker, including 4 patents in December 2012 and dozens more in October 2014.

The patents are primarily related to fingerprint and touchscreen technology that could lead to Touch ID improvements on future devices. Last February, well-informed KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo told investors that the next iPhone will have an improved Touch ID with reduced errors."For example, one of Privaris' patents covers the ability to use a...

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10:01
Disney’s new iOS keyboard puts GIFs of your favorite...


Last year iOS 8 brought with it support for custom third-party keyboards. Some of these are designed to help you type faster, but some just make it easier to inject GIFs and other media into your chats. This week the cutest keyboard landed on iOS courtesy of who else, but Disney.

Just as its name suggests, the Disney Gif app puts hundreds of GIFs right inside your iOS keyboard. Choose characters and scenes from films including Star Wars, Lion King, Aladdin, Toy Story and Frozen. Disney also included support for Inside Out, which is a no-brainer decision since its main characters — each representing a feeling — work perfectly as GIFs.

Disney Gif uses the copy and paste of iOS so it’ll work system-wide wherever that functionality is supported. It shouldn’t be too tough sifting through the bunches of GIFs...

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10:00
FunBITS: Gaming’s Long, Sleepless Night

An endless barrage of video game rehashes makes Josh Centers feel like he’s stuck in a blurry time loop of insomnia. He examines the originality crisis in gaming.

 

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MacGameStore’s summer sale on games

If you’re into gaming at all, you’re going to want to take a look at this.

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09:39
Oculus Rift: This Is My Final Form


No more screendoor-effect issues or motion-induced sickness. On-board power, outside power requirements under control. With each prior iteration of its Rift headset, Oculus VR assured gamers that they hadn't yet seen the its final form. Finally, in the run-up to this year's E3 and at the show, came the invitation for everyone to "step into the Rift" and behold what the Kickstarted VR headset has become. Oculus VR still hasn't committed to a price or a preorder date, but the hardware and hard facts have finally started to materialize.

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09:35
Some iPhone users on T-Mobile U.S. network reporting...

This is a bit weird.

In the past few weeks, a growing number of iPhone owners on the T-Mobile U.S. network have been impacted by seemingly random crashes and reboots, without any clear indication as to why or how to solve the problem.

The problem seems to manifest itself with an iPhone briefly flashing a blue screen before resetting, according to reports. This can happen as frequently as every 10 to 30 minutes, even if a phone isn’t actively in use.

Some users have reported that disabling Wi-Fi Calling can fix the so-called “blue screen of death,” while others have scored success with a hard reset, and at least some T-Mobile support...

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09:25
Apple searching for new public policy director to...

Apple is searching for a new director of public policy as it looks to both influence and react to government policies and regulations worldwide, according to an official job listing discovered by AppleInsider.

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09:04
9to5Toys Lunch Break: top-of-the-line previous gen...

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09:01
Apple's Gay CEO Calls Supreme Court Ruling on...

It's official, the Supreme Court has legalized gay marriage in a 5-4 ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. Apple's openly gay CEO keyed in two tweets on the matter this morning ....

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08:54
Apple Watch to go on sale in the Netherlands, Sweden...

Come July 17th, you’ll be able to snag an Apple Watch in the Netherlands, Sweden and Thailand.

Apple made the reveal quietly via updates to its official Dutch, Swedish, and Thai websites. The 38-millimeter Apple Watch Sport will start at €419 (US$468) in The Netherlands, 3,995kr (US$481) in Sweden, and ฿13,500 (US$399) in Thailand.

The announcements came on the same day that Apple kicked off its second wave of Watch launches, bringing the wearable to Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan.

An estimated 2.79 million Apple Watch units have sold since the device’s April launch, albeit Apple has yet to...

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08:47
Report: Apple looks to reinstate some iOS apps that...

Apple seems to be partially walking back its recent efforts to remove all apps and games featuring the Confederate battle flag from the iOS App Store. Reports and public statements from Apple suggest the company is working to reinstate games that use the flag in an "educational or historical" context.

Apple's full statement on the matter, issued to many press outlets, reads as follows:

We have removed apps from the App Store that use the Confederate flag in offensive or mean-spirited ways, which is in violation of our guidelines. We are not removing apps that display the Confederate flag for educational or historical uses.

Despite that statement, yesterday saw the App Store removal of numerous games that use the Confederate flag merely to represent the Southern side in historical war simulations. As strategy...

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08:37
OS X El Capitan beta references possible 4K Mac with...

The 27-inch 5K iMac was introduced in October and got a price cut in May, but it still hasn't been joined by a smaller, cheaper 4K iMac. According to references found in the latest OS X El Capitan developer beta, we may have one coming soon, and it could be using the quad-core Intel Broadwell processors that were introduced earlier this month.

A tipster pointed 9to5Mac toward the relevant text strings. One shows an Apple-made display with a resolution of 4096×2304, and another shows a reference to...

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08:37
Apple allows for wider battery coverage in updated...

The AppleCare+ Protection Plan terms for the iPhone, iPad, iPod and Apple Watch just got a little better. Apple has now included language that would cover batteries with less than 80% of their original capacity within the extended warranty period, whereas it previously covered batteries that retained less than 50 percent of their original capacity. The change applies to AppleCare+ purchased for iPhone, iPad, iPod and all Apple Watch models on April 9th, 2015 or later.

The new criteria will allow for the replacement of defective batteries that do not live up to the 80 percent specification free of charge as long as the device is...

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08:26
Foxconn Chairman Lashes out at Chinese Unions for...

Earlier this week Terry Gou, chairman of Hon Hai / Foxconn lashed out at the union's never ending campaign against them and client Apple.

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08:25
Apple CEO Tim Cook celebrates Supreme Court decision...

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday ruled in favor of marriage equality in all 50 states, and Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook praised the landmark decision by recalling his company's famous "Crazy Ones" quote, co-written by his late, close friend Steve Jobs.

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08:15
Killer Deal: Apple's 11" MacBook Air (1....

For our final deal of June, readers can save between $650-$809 on Apple's completely maxed out 11" MacBook Air (1.7GHz, 8GB, 512GB), which is up for grabs at $999.99 (or $1,089 with AppleCare) plus your choice of two free or heavily discounted accessories.

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08:13
Opinion: Why content-blocking on iOS means...

Ads are things we all love to hate. While some can be amusing, and others can be useful, drawing our attention to products or services we weren’t aware of, mostly we view them as things to tolerate at best – and to be profoundly irritated by at worst.

Some think they have a simple solution to this: using an adblocker. Adblocking software has existed for desktop browsers for many years, but to date there haven’t been any effective blockers for iOS.

All that could change with iOS 9, however, with content-blocking capabilities built right into the platform. If Apple chooses to allow adblockers into the App Store (and we don’t yet know yet for sure that it will), that could require advertisers, ad networks, publishers and readers alike to up...

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08:12
If you can't import photos from your iPhone,...

If you can't import your photos to your computer, or your computer doesn't recognize your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch as a camera, try the steps below. 

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08:05
Apple Pulls Games with Confederate Flags, but Leaves...

Apple is pulling games from the iPhone and iPad App Store that include Confederate battle flags in the wake of rising public distaste in the wake of recent hate motivated killings in South Carolina. While Confederate flags are disappearing from the App Store, however, apps with other symbols with hate-related symbols such as swastikas are still available.

The Mac Observer Spin: The Confederate battle flag was created and has represented racial hatred since its inception, so it's easy to see why Apple is taking a hard line stance in the App Store following the recent killings in South Carolina. It's odd, however, that Apple's anti-hate campaign is limited to only the one symbol instead of including others such as the Nazi swastika.

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