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Monday August 24

16:32
Rumor: Apple might rent out new San Francisco space...

Piecing together clues about a "mysterious" week-long trade show at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, a report on Monday suggests Apple might have rented out the massive space for its annual iPhone event.

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16:19
Microsoft Invents Next-Gen Surface Keyboard with...

Microsoft has been working on several keyboard advances to be applied to future versions of their Surface 2-in-1 device. The ideas have ranged from integrating touch and gestures to introducing holographic interfaces and even adding gaming functionality. In the last few days Microsoft Research has introduced ...

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15:20
Apple issues sixth Xcode 7 beta to developers with...

Apple on Monday released to developers the sixth beta version of its upcoming Xcode 7 coding tool with support for watchOS 2.0 beta, OS X 10.11 beta, and iOS 9 beta 5 SDKs.

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14:49
Apple promoting Apple Music in Snapchat with...

Apple has once again distanced itself from its past efforts in order to market its new Apple Music streaming service. The company has begun promoting the service using a unique geofilter in the popular Snapchat messaging application. The geofilter has showed up in select areas of Los Angeles, including at The Grove mall where an Apple Store is located.

It is unclear if this filter is meant to appear at specific highly populated areas like The Grove or around all Apple Stores. Snapchat began monetizing geofilters as ad units in June. Apple promoted Apple Music in New York City’s Times Square a couple of...

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14:43
Report: Apple Watch will track your health data with...

If 2015 is the year of the smartwatch, then get ready for “smart bands.”

According to 9to5Mac, Apple is already at work on updating the Apple Watch hardware for 2016. In addition to Apple Watch 2, Apple will also unveil a new line of smart bands for the current generation of the Watch. These smart bands will be equipped with sensors designed to track health data in new or more accurate ways.

Last week Czech tech site, Letem Svetem Applem, reported that these smart bands will be released in lieu of new Apple Watch 2 hardware because Apple didn’t believe that people would upgrade their smartwatch annually as likely as they do with their iPhones. But sources told 9to5Mac that both—a new watch and smart bands—are...

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14:38
Apple releases Xcode 7 beta 6 to developers

Apple today released the sixth beta of the upcoming Xcode 7 to developers. The new version is available in Software Update from the Mac App Store, as with all past betas this time around. Xcode 7 is the new SDK version to correspond with the upcoming releases of iOS 9, OS X El Capitan, and WatchOS 2, the first version of the Apple Watch operating system that supports native applications. Apple has not released new iOS 9 and WatchOS 2 betas since early August, while the latest El Capitan seed was provided just last week. Thanks, Joseph.

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14:24
20 Years Later, Windows 95 Launch Brings Tears of...


Twenty years ago Monday, Bill Gates officially released Windows 95, ushering in a new era. The operating system featured a graphical user interface, along with a task bar and multitasking support, and it introduced the now-iconic Start button to launch applications. Those Windows 95 features made using a PC a whole lot easier. The Windows 95 launch also was notable for turning a software release -- an OS at that -- into a major media event. Microsoft pulled out all stops, including having comedian Jay Leno share the stage with Gates.

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14:20
Angela Ahrendts: As back-to-school gift, Apple Watch...

In her latest video to retail store employees, Apple Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores Angela Ahrendts discusses upcoming deeper integration of business sales across Apple Retail Stores as well as new back to school sales tactics for the Apple Watch. Currently, sales to small and medium-sized businesses via Apple Stores are mostly handled by a small group of specialized employees. Ahrendts says that she wants all employees to “own” business sales in order to provide a better experience to business customers.

“We want to make sure that were not building two separate teams,” Ahrendts said...

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14:10
AWT News Update: August 24, 2015

What a crazy day for the stock markets around the world, with Apple getting pummeled and then recovering. There's more to that story, as you'll find out:

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook may have violated market "Fair Disclosure" regulations by sending a reassuring email to Jim Cramer this morning
  • A fuel cell for your iPhone? It may happen sooner than you think
  • Some iPhone 6 Plus cameras are taking blurry photos; if your phone is in the proper serial number range and exhibiting the symptoms, you can get it replaced at no charge
  • Big changes in store for the Apple Store

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this...

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13:45
How to Force Apple Watch to Fix Sunrise/Sunset...

Occasionally, the Apple Watch just stops displaying the sunrise and sunset time. John Martellaro explains how he's managed to fix that.


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13:44
Skype 7.11.653 - Voice-over-internet phone and chat...

Skype allows you to talk to friends, family and co-workers across the Internet without the inconvenience of long distance telephone charges. Using peer-to-peer data transmission technology, Skype eliminates the central server as a middle manager.

Today, millions of individuals and businesses are taking advantage of Skype's diverse communication features:

  • Free Skype-to-Skype
  • Landline and cellphone calling
  • SMS and instant messaging
  • Voicemail
  • Free video calls
  • Call forwarding to your phone when you're offline

Skype-to-Skype calls, video calls, and instant messaging are free, 24 hours a day, anywhere in the world. Users can make phone calls and send SMS messages at great value Pay-As-You-Go rates, or make unlimited calls to certain countries with a subscription.



Version 7.11.653:

  • Fixed stutter when Skype window is minimized during a video call.
  • Fixed...

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13:43
3-in-1 Smartphone Camera Lenses 56% Off: $29.99

Adding extra camera lenses to your iPhone doesn't have to be an expensive ordeal, and TMO's latest deal backs that up. This kit includes macro, wide angle, and fisheye lenses that all snap on or off quickly thanks to an adapter ring that attaches to your phone. It's compatible with the iPhone 4 up through the iPhone 6 Plus, and also works with the iPad, iPod touch, and many Android smartphones, too. The camera lens kit is regularly priced at US$69, but you can get it for $29.99 with our special deal.


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13:33
Ihnatko: A dozen true things about smartwatches

Andy Ihnatko:

Before I begin what’s going to be a multi-part, in-depth Apple Watch review, I thought it’d be valuable to write down all of the fundamental observations that I believe to be true of all wearables, as of August 2015.

In his usual long-winded but wonderfully entertaining style, Andy Ihnatko makes some great points of what smartwatches need in order for them to be successful.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:10
Review: Pad & Quill’s Classic Band dresses Apple...

Like a lot of 9to5Mac readers, I’m generally a purist when it comes to matching Apple hardware with accessories: I prefer iPhones and iPads without cases unless using one of Apple’s iPhone 6 Leather Cases or iPad Air Smart Covers and I can’t resist their overpriced Lightning Docks. If Apple made an Apple Watch Charging Stand, I’d be tempted to toss my Spigen Nightstand in a drawer in favor of the official solution.

And while I own both the Classic Buckle and Milanese Loop Apple Watch bands...

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13:08
Gear: Secur Six-in-One Car Charger

Secur’s Four-in-One Car Charger was an iLounge Best of Show Finalist at this year’s CES, and the company has just released its Six-in-One Car Charger ($40) for the same price. Along with the USB-outlet car charger (which plugs into a car’s cigarette lighter), flashlight, and flashing emergency light found in the Four-in-One edition, the battery gets a bump up to 2000 mAh (or possibly even 2200 mAh, as Secur’s marketing is contradictory).…

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12:49
A week without the Apple Watch

Everyone posts “A week with [insert device here],” but Lee Peterson spent a week without the Apple Watch and missed it. I’ve become dependent on my watch now and wouldn’t want to go a week or a day without it.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:45
Just Mobile Lounge Dock for Apple Watch Brilliantly...

An Apple Watch charging dock should try to avoid classic problems with cable management, mobility, Apple Watch attachment, viewing angle and stability. The Just Mobile Lounge Dock brilliantly sidesteps or solves all the problems seen in other charging docks reviewed to date.


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11:51
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 24...

Notable software releases this week include Simon 4.1, Evernote 6.1, and Parallels Desktop 11.

 

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11:51
ExtraBITS for 24 August 2015

In this packed ExtraBITS collection, Intuit is looking to ditch Quicken, The Verge ponders the fallout of the Ashley Madison breach, Adam and Tonya Engst explain the new Take Control Web site on MacVoices, Adobe InDesign takes some flak for failing to install fonts, Apple acknowledges an executive’s history of misogyny, Comcast plans to provide cheap broadband to senior citizens, and the iTunes Music Festival returns with a new name.

 

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11:41
The New Stock Market Crazy: Tim Cook Emailed Jim...

What happens when the stock market goes crazy and starts dumping value because of the market in China? If you're Tim Cook, you send an email to CNBC's Jim Cramer telling people to chill out. That's unheard of for Apple, and is probably a sign that-at least for a while today-the stock market really was that crazy.


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11:40
Upgrade Your Mobile Setup With These Unique Leather...

Here's a neat iDevice accessory that aims to simultaneously address two user demands: high quality sync and charge cables that won't tangle and fray, and a unique design that looks great for personalizing your mobile setup. Esbee Cables, nearing their initial goal on Kickstarter, are custom leather-wrapped cables that claim to offer much greater durability than the standard Apple cable, and come in one of seven color options. Each Micro USB or Lightning cable will retail for $30 (compared to the $19 that Apple charges for a standard cable), although a few reward tiers remain which can shave a couple of dollars off that price. Those backing the project now should receive their cables by mid-November. Check out additional pictures and videos on the project's Kickstarter page.

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11:35
iSight Camera Replacement Program for iPhone 6 Plus

Apple:

Apple has determined that, in a small percentage of iPhone 6 Plus devices, the iSight camera has a component that may fail causing your photos to look blurry. The affected units fall into a limited serial number range and were sold primarily between September 2014 and January 2015.

If your iPhone 6 Plus is producing blurry photos and falls into the eligible serial number range, Apple will replace your device’s iSight camera, free of charge.

If you have an iPhone 6 Plus, it doesn’t hurt to enter you serial number to check to make sure your iPhone isn’t on the list of affected phones. If it isn’t and you’re still taking blurry photos, you might want to take a photography class.

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11:30
DODOcase Lorna iPhone Wallet Case: Finally, a real...

DODOcase Lorna iPhone Wallet Case. Photo ©2015, Steven Sande. All Rights Reserved.

There are a lot of iPhone cases that offer the opportunity to carry your iPhone as well as your cash and credit cards; I think I’ve personally reviewed well over a hundred of them! But most of these wallets have one problem in common. If you suffer from Fat Wallet Syndrome like I do, they aren’t a solution that is going to allow you to get rid of carrying a “real” wallet. DODOcase has recently introduced the Lorna iPhone Wallet Case ($64.95 for iPhone 6, $74.95 for iPhone 6 Plus), so I decided it was time to see if I could finally put my wallet away.

Design

The Lorna iPhone Wallet Case follows a tried-and-true design for wallet cases; there’s a polycarbonate tray that the iPhone snaps into and a folding exterior cover with slots in it for your cards and cash.

But of course, DODOcase...

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11:30
The Week in iOS Apps: Final Fantasy VII is here!

Final Fantasy VII is here!

This week’s roundup of apps includes one of gamerdom’s favorite offerings, finally fantasizing on your iOS device. Read on!

Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VII dropped this week in the biggest way: Price-wise ($20!), memory-wise (you’ll need 4GB of free space on your iOS device to download it) and pre-established reputation-wise (11 million units of the game were sold before it came to Apple’s mobile platform). If you’ve got the money and the gigabytes, it’s time to say hello again to an old friend.

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11:21
Apple Store Smart Signs will be globally replaced...

Last week, we reported that Apple is preparing to launch a couple of significant changes for Apple Retail stores this upcoming Wednesday. Besides demoting iPods to the accessory shelves on the sides of Apple Stores, Apple will be removing the long-existing iPad-based Smart Signs. These are the iPads that sit alongside iPhones, iPads, and Macs in the stores explaining pricing and other pertinent information. Now, we’ve gathered a few more details. First, sources say that this will be a change across all Apple Stores across the globe, not just stores in the United States. More significantly, we now know what will replace the Smart Sign functionality: new dedicated pricing apps on both in-store Macs and iOS devices…

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11:17
Apple's $99 'One to One' Tutoring...

Apple may soon end its $99 "One to One" tutoring program for Mac and iOS users, according to a source that has provided MacRumors with reliable information in the past. Our source says Apple is stopping the program to allow retail employees to focus on hosting a greater number of free workshops, which multiple people are able to attend at once.

One to One is a long-running Apple program that allows customers who purchase a Mac to pay an additional $99 for one year of Mac, iPhone, and iPad instruction from Apple retail employees. One to One sessions include 30 or 60 minute Personal Training sessions, 90-minute Group Training sessions, and 90-minute group-based Open Training sessions.

One to One members can get help with a wide variety of topics, like getting started with an iPhone, iPad, or Mac and using Apple services like iCloud, and iTunes. Training sessions on Apple apps, including Photos, Mail, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, and more, are also included.One to...

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11:08
The Apple Watch can grab health data from bands, but...

Last week, Europe-based news website letemsvetemapplem.eu reported that Apple is preparing “Smart Bands” to add additional health tracking sensors to the current-generation Apple Watch. The article went on to say that Apple would release the bands starting next year instead of refreshing the Apple Watch’s core hardware, with speculation that Apple does not believe people will upgrade their Watches annually like iPhones. Based on discussions with our sources, we do not believe this report to be entirely true.

According to...

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11:05
Opinion: These are the 10 reasons to upgrade your...

Apple releases at least one new iPhone every year, and the coverage has become predictable: reviews (accurately) herald “the best iPhone yet,” typically based on “small but important changes that refine the user experience.” Based on everything we know about the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, you can expect the same narrative again this year — starting with the obligatory sigh of similarity that precedes the review of every S model, and ending with the common recommendation to “go buy one unless you can wait until next year.”

For professional reasons, I’ve owned every iPhone since the original 2007 model, and upgraded every single year regardless of how small or large the differences were between models. This year, for the first time, I sold off my current-generation iPhone to maximize the cash I’d get towards the purchase of a new model, and as an experiment, I...

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10:52
Tim Cook set to speak at Box’s BoxWorks conference...

Apple hasn’t officially confirmed its expected September 9th iPhone 6S event just yet, but we now know where Tim Cook will be at the end of next month. Box announced today that the Apple CEO will be joining Box CEO Aaron Levie for a fireside chat to open the enterprise cloud service’s BoxWorks conference in California. The conference runs September 28-30 at Moscone Center in San Francisco with Cook’s fireside chat set to take place on September 29th. 

Levie announced Cook’s partcipation in a blog post today:

Tim and I will discuss...

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10:48
Apple Replacing Some iPhone 6 Plus iSight Cameras

Some units of the iPhone 6 Plus manufactured between September 2014 and January 2015 have a faulty component in the iSight camera that causes photos to be blurry. If your iPhone 6 Plus is covered, Apple will replace the camera for free.

 

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10:32
TMO Daily Observations 2015-08-24: Google’s OnHub...

Google's OnHub sounds great, but it may not be able to live up to expectations. John Martellaro and Jim Tanous from TekRevue join Jeff Gamet to discuss how Google may have unintentionally set up customers to be disappointed. They also offer up their thoughts on Swatch's smartwatch plans and on calling Apple Watch a toy.


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10:23
Intelligent Energy's Hydrogen Fuel Cell...

British power technology company Intelligent Energy has developed an iPhone 6 prototype with a built-in fuel cell that supports hydrogen cartridges delivering up to a week's worth of battery life, according to The Telegraph. It also demonstrated a hydrogen-powered MacBook Air.

The patented fuel cell system, reportedly poised for its first major commercial deployment in cell towers across India over the next few weeks, creates electricity based on the chemical reaction of combining hydrogen and oxygen, which produces only small amounts of water vapor and...

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10:00
It's time to take Mac gaming to the next level

In an opinion piece for TechRadar, Matthew Bolton says "Macs don't represent a great deal for someone who wants high-end gaming, but they shouldn't be dismissed because of that. The range of games is already strong, and is only going to grow further - and you can run Windows for the rest." 

He notes that big games are coming to Mac more quickly, new indie games tend to hit Mac at the same time, and Mac hardware is looking better and better for gaming. He's right, of course, but I'd love to see Apple make moves to improve gaming on our favorite computing platform. 

1) Offer an Apple joystick/gamepad — or at least the "hooks" so third parties could make 'em. This would require an OS X upgrade. This probably won't happen, but but I know some users are tired of having to jump through a lot of software configuration hoops to play Mac games using a joystick/gamepad rather than the keyboard...

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10:00
Xcode 7 beta 6 Now Available

Xcode 7 beta 6 Now Available

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10:00
Xcode 7 beta 6 Now Available

Xcode 7 beta 6 Now Available

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09:52
Intel: Putting Innovation Back in the Hands of the...


We are living in an amazing time, but many of us seem to take it for granted. We have private spaceships. Self-driving cars are on the road, even though we can't buy them yet, and there are plans for a 12-mile-high inflatable building. Granted, a number of us are kind of convinced it will end up looking like a giant version of the inflatable fan blown stick man that you often see outside of car dealerships. It kind of sounds like one of those ideas folks come up with when they've been partying too much.

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09:51
Apple suppliers Sharp, Foxconn in talks for LCD...

Japanese supplier Sharp is negotiating with Hon Hai Precision Industry -- better known as Foxconn -- on a deal that would see the former spin off its display panel business to create a new joint venture, according to a Monday report.

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09:45
Swatch CEO needs to stop talking and start shipping

In the absence of an actual smartwatch to show off, Swatch CEO Nick Hayek keeps dialing up the anti-Apple rhetoric.

“The Apple watch is an interesting toy, but not a revolution,” Hayek told Swiss newspaper Tages Anzeiger, as translated by The Guardian. Hayek then lamented how most smartwatches must be recharged every night, while promising that Swatch’s eventual smartwatch will include a battery that lasts nine months.

Hayek also said Swatch won’t bother to include any fitness tracking features in its watch, saying he “cannot accept the responsibility of whether my device warns a customer in time before a heart attack.” Nonetheless, Hayek also felt the need to belittle the billion-dollar fitness wearable business, saying that “the user immediately loses control of all their data.” (As...

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09:43
Rumor: Apple to revamp Genius Bar, workshops,...

The Genius Bar and its associated web site might be getting revamped in the new future.

A rumor has stated that Apple will begin changing the Genius Bar and its corresponding web site as of Tuesday, August 25th. Through these changes, Apple reportedly plans to move Genius Bar online appointments pages from their separate “Concierge” site into individual Apple Store pages

The new updated web-based service has also been re-written with a focus on accessibility and mobile devices. “Customers with visual or hearing impairments can more easily use the Concierge system,” Apple wrote in a note to retail employees about the upcoming change. As for...

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09:21
AppLinX is new app analytics app for Mac OS X

Atlantia Software has rolled out AppLinX 1.0.0 (http://tinyurl.com/nd9sbq3) for Mac OS X. It's designed to simplify the process of creating and distributing iTunes App Analytics links.

With AppLinX, you can create campaign link right from the Mac menu bar. All links are saved to and synced via iCloud, are searchable, and available to be added to the clipboard with a single click. The app even lets iTunes Affiliate Program members enter their token to have it automatically appended to every link.

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09:11
9to5Toys Last Call: MFi iPhone controller $9, Belkin...

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08:55
Announcing availability of SharePoint Server 2016 IT...

Today’s post was written by Bill Baer, senior technical product manager for the SharePoint team.

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” —Walt Disney

In April, we broadly announced our vision, strategy, timeline and investment in three major areas: familiar and intuitive user experiences, cloud-inspired infrastructure with hybrid at the core and robust security and compliance for SharePoint Server 2016.

Today we’re excited to announce availability of both SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview and the new cloud hybrid search preview for SharePoint Server 2013 and 2016. As we continue to develop SharePoint Server 2016, we’re paying close attention to trends in content management, team collaboration, user experiences across devices, and how the cloud can be blended into...

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08:51
Review: DODOcase Lorna iPhone Wallet Case for iPhone...

DODOcase's Lorna iPhone Wallet Case for iPhone 6 Plus ($75) is a spacious wallet folio case for iPhone 6 Plus. Lorna iPhone Wallet Case sports a Pergamena leather exterior — the leather only comes from animals that have died naturally or have been raised for food — and a soft cloth interior. An affixed plastic shell keeps the iPhone 6 Plus in place (with no button coverage), and the case comes with four inside pockets. An elastic strap loops around the case to keep it closed when not in use. There's also a Lorna iPhone Wallet Case for iPhone 6 ($65), which includes three pockets, as opposed to four.{/exp:char_limit}
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08:45
Why is Canadian English unique?

BBC:

Some words refer to things Americans don’t seem to have: toque for a kind of fitted knitted hat; poutine, Nanaimo bars, and butter tarts for three of Canada’s great culinary gifts to the world if the world would but accept them; Caesar for a bloody Mary made with clamato juice (tomato plus clam).

These Canadianisms stand as evidence of the difference between Canadian and American culture. It is very important for Canadians to maintain that difference, even if people from Vancouver sound more like people from San Francisco than people from San Francisco sound like people from San Antonio.

Until I moved to the US, I had no idea that Butter Tarts were Canadian. If you get a chance, try them. They are delicious.

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08:18
News: Rumor: Apple working on health tracking ‘smart...

Czech website Letem Svetem Applem claims Apple is planning to release a set of ‘smart bands’ that will use the hidden data port on Apple Watch to add new health monitoring functionality to the device. Citing unnamed sources, the website claims the new straps will include sensors to let the watch monitor blood oxygen levels, respiratory rate, and body temperature. The sensors would be located on the side of the wrist opposite the watch,…

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08:11
Tim Cook to Apple investors: Relax

The stock market today is an unholy mess. China’s main index dropped off a cliff, which sent the Dow Jones industrial average plunging 1,000 points this morning. The Dow has since recovered, but not before Apple stock fell below $100 for the first time this year. In an unusual move, Apple CEO Tim Cook emailed CNBC host Jim Cramer Monday morning to reassure investors that Apple is doing A-OK.

Cook said Apple doesn’t usually offer financial updates outside of its quarterly earnings reports, but today’s stock market rollercoaster seemed to warrant a response.

Here’s what Cook had to say:

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08:00
Ouch! Market woes drive AAPL below $100 at today...

A precipitous drop in the Chinese Shanghai Index resulted in markets around the world opening well below Friday's closing prices. Shares in Apple opened below $100 at $94.87 before bounding back into safer territory. About one hour after the opening of the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ this morning, AAPL was hovering around the $104 mark.

The shaky opening follows concerns of a wider collapse of the Chinese economy, the world's second largest. Many investors are already referring to today as "Black Monday," thanks to a drop of almost 1,100 points in the Dow Jones Industrial Average -- of which Apple is a component -- at the open of trading today. At this point, the DJIA has recovered slightly, back up about 800 points.

Apple CEO Tim Cook remains upbeat about China and the company he runs, sending the following email to The Street's Jim Cramer early this morning:

“Jim,

As you know, we don’t give mid-quarter updates and we rarely comment on moves...

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07:45
Swatch CEO: Apple Watch is a Toy

Swatch CEO Nick Hayek says Apple Watch is a toy and that smartwatches in general are a bad idea. He went on to say that Swatch is working on its own smartwatch design, which presumably isn't a toy like Apple Watch.

The Mac Observer Spin: The future, according to Swatch isn't the smartwatch. It's the smart-ish watch.


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07:37
Apple's CEO emails Jim Cramer to Ensure Market...

Apple's CEO was up early this morning emailing CNBC's Mad Money host Jim Cramer with this message: "I can tell you that we have continued to experience ...

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07:37
Apple initiates repair program to address blurry...

If the pictures taken by your iPhone 6 Plus have been blurry, there’s an explanation for that.

A number of users who’ve experienced image quality problems with their iPhone 6 Plus’s iSight camera may be eligible for a free repair, as Apple on Friday acknowledged a problem with a “small percentage” of units and will replace the affected component free of charge.

The program, dubbed the “iSight Camera Replacement Program for iPhone 6 Plus,” is available to any iPhone 6 Plus owner whose device is producing blurry photos and carries the problematic part. Affected users can check their serial number at Apple’s website, linked below.

Apple...

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07:31
News: Apple provides iPads to 114 schools through...

In an interview with Good Morning America at Tuskegee Public School in Alabama, Apple CEO Tim Cook touted the company’s participation in the White House’s ConnectED initiative, which has delivered iPads to 114 schools in 29 states. Cook – himself a product of the public school system – said too many kids are stuck in a less-engaging analog environment at school that isn’t giving them the tools to succeed in a highly competitive…

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07:11
News: Apple to streamline Genius Bar, Workshop...

Apple will be making changes to its Genius Bar and Workshop services online, more deeply integrating them within individual Apple Store Retail pages as soon as Tuesday, August 25, 9to5Mac reports. In a note to retail employees, Apple said the updated service will focus on accessibility for those with visual and hearing impairments and provide a much more streamlined interaction for users on mobile devices. Like the upgraded Apple website, the new…

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07:08
Apple stock opens below $100 as whole market suffers...

$AAPL stock has opened below $100 in the first minutes of trading, erasing any gains since October 2014. Apple’s stock officially opened at $95.12 but has corrected slightly upwards since to circa $101. The fall in share price saw Apple’s market capitalization lose about $60 billion dollars in value today. Although any fall in price is bad news for the company, the 7% fall should not be taken at face value.

The whole market is down with losses across the board: the S&P saw a 5% overall fall — the largest one-day drop for four years. Technology stocks are being affected as much as any other sector. Twitter, Alibaba, Tesla and Netflix all saw falls in the double digits.

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07:06
Apple's Tim Cook was interviewed on Good...

The ABC show Good Morning America this morning reported that Apple is part of the White House initiative known as ConnectED that is focused on connecting 99 percent of U.S. schools to good technology. Apple's CEO Tim Cook spoke ...

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06:57
Simon 4.1

Redesigns the Web (HTTP) feature and adds supports dynamic Web content. ($99.99 new, free update, 14.4 MB)

 

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06:48
CEO Tim Cook discusses Apple's participation...

There was talk that Apple would announce a new education initiative this week. However, the company is instead emphasizing its participation in the US ConnectED program. Apple CEO Tim Cook appeared in a pre-recorded segment on Good Morning America today and discussed this with co-anchor Robin Roberts.

"I think technology has to be a key part [of education] and that’s why we’re here, " Cook said. "Too many times today kids aren't given the right for a great public education and this isn't right. It's not fair … I wouldn’t be where I am today without a great public education."

According to Apple’s ConnectED website, as part of its participation in President Barack Obama’s ConnectED technology in education program, the company is giving...

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06:27
Tim Cook assures investors, via Jim Cramer email,...


Cook surprised Cramer on his 10th anniversary episode of Mad Money earlier this year.

Although the stock market is currently experiencing turbulence, with $AAPL stock dipping below $100 in pre-market trading, Tim Cook has made a rare exception and directly responded to CNBC analyst Jim Cramer who raised doubts about Apple’s Chinese growth. Cook notes that Apple has seen strong business growth for its products in China though July and August. Quoting from the email via CNBC:

Growth in iPhone activations has actually accelerated over the past few weeks, and we have had the best performance of the year for the App Store in China during the last 2 weeks.

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06:22
News: Apple offering free replacements for some...

Apple recently announced a replacement program for defective iSight cameras found in some iPhone 6 Plus units sold between September 2014 and January 2015. Apple said a “small percentage” of the devices sold during that time contain a component that may fail, causing photos to come out blurry. The offer only applies to the iPhone 6 Plus, as Apple claims the iPhone 6 has been unaffected by the defect. Users can search their phone’s…

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06:12
InSili.co introduces Objective-C to Swift converter...

InSili.co has introduced iSwift, an Objective-C to Swift converter for Mac OS X. It offers automatic as-you-type conversion of your Objective-C sources to Apple's Swift language along with a full-featured Objective-C editor.

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06:08
Ibidex releases Petri on the Mac App Store

Ibidex (http://www.ibidex.com/ ) has introduced Petri 0.8 for Mac OS X (10.9 or later), a local multi-player shooting game using smartphones as controllers.

Suitable for all ages, Petri is available to play with up to 16 players. Using Ibidex's multi-player connectivity, anyone with the free universal Ibidex iOS or Android controller app can join the game.

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06:00
How to enable "Save As" in Mac OS X...

Once upon a time it was easy to save a document with a new name in Mac OS X as the "Save As" appeared automatically under the File option in appropriate apps (such as Pages, Numbers, Keynote, and TextEdit). For some reason, Apple hid it starting with Mac OS X Lion.

However, you can make it reappear. To use "Save As" in a current file in a support app:

  • Click on the File menu in the upper left corner of your Mac's screen.
  • Hold down the Option key and the "Duplicate File" option magically turns into "Save As."

You'll then be greeted with a window that allows you to enter a new name for the document, choose which Folder to save it to, and add tags if you wish. This works in Yosemite, Mavericks and Mountain Lion.

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05:59
News: Daily Deal: MOTA 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub

Today in iLounge Deals we’re offering the MOTA 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub for only $18. Allowing you to neatly plug in up to four USB devices, this hub is made from a durable ABS plastic shell and designed to be both portable and easily accessible with its thin and compact design. Whether you need to simultaneously use multiple USB drives on your computer or simply want to charge up your iPhone, iPad, and e-reader simultaneously, this hub will get the…

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05:54
Apple Shares Drop Below $100 Amid Wider Stock Market...

Apple shares dipped below $100 in pre-market trading today amid a wider Dow Jones and stock market downturn, with AAPL fluctuating around the $98-$100 mark prior to the New York Stock Exchange opening bell at 9:30 AM Eastern. Apple shares last dipped below $100 in October 2014, four months after opening at $92.69 following a 7-for-1 split that took effect in June 2014.

Apple shares closed at $105.76 on Friday
Apple shares closed at $105.76 on Friday and are down over $35 from a 52-week high of $134.54 set on April 28, but many analysts remain bullish about the stock and believe that the current dip presents a buying opportunity for investors. The company is expected to announce new iPhones and iPads alongside the launch of iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan through the end of October.

Last March, Apple replaced AT&T on the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which is currently down...

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05:53
AKVIS releases Wedding Pack II

AKVIS (www.akvis.com) has released Wedding Pack II, an US$17 collection of frame designs for use with the AKVIS software. It includes 100 ready-to-use frames, 50 horizontal and 50 vertical templates.

The picture frames can help you decorate moments of your wedding day or of your relatives' or friends' marriage ceremony. Some of the templates let you place two photos and combine them into a collage.

With the release of the new set, AKVIS now offers 22 themed packs. Among them you'll find special event sets, four seasons sets, and more.

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05:12
Photos: A Few Frames Shy of a Full Roll

Photos, Apple’s replacement for iPhoto and Aperture, offers some nice features, but isn’t all it could be, especially for those transitioning from iPhoto. Dave Kitabjian looks at a number of shortcomings in the early days of Photos.

 

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05:04
External Link: Intuit to Sell off Quicken

As financial software firm Intuit continues to lose money, it has announced that it will be selling off Quicken, QuickBase, and Demandforce. However, the company will be holding on to QuickBooks, which picked up 110,000 subscribers during the last fiscal quarter. As for the fate of Quicken, we can only hope that it’s picked up by a more Mac-friendly developer.

 

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05:00
Though not a vital app, Cockatoo offers a handy tool...

If the iTunes Mini-Player option in iTunes doesn't quite serve your iTunes management, Cockatoo from Intuitive Code might be for you. It lets you easily control the iTunes music player. 

You can control iTunes from its interface and also from the Dock (by right-clicking the iTunes icon), but Cockatoo provides other options. You can have it "sit" on either the left or right hand side of your screen. Move your mouse to the location you've chosen, and Cockatoo springs into action. (After first installing it, the left hand side of the screen is the default location). 

When Cockatoo launches, it automatically launches iTunes if it's not already opened. Info about the track that's currently playing is shown. Cockatoo also lets you navigate the track and volume controls and select the next or previous...

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04:58
EasySplitMerge for Mac OS X gets 'self-uniting...

321Soft has released EasySplitMerge 2.0.2, an update to its file splitter and merger for Mac.

EasySplitMerge enables you to split any files regardless of size or type into smaller chunks, then join them together to recreate the original file so that you can move them between systems or email them. Version 2.0.2 adds "self-uniting functionality' to the spanned set, When EasySplitMerge splits your file into pieces, it can also make a small self-uniting program.

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04:58
XSAN 4 Yosemite 10.10.5 in dot local environments

Forums: NetworkingTags: Server AppXsandot localMac

Hi all,

I am currently still running a .local environment and was considering updating from 10.9.5 with XSAN 3 to XSAN4 (Server App). Heard that it won't allow dot local anymore.. Unfortunately I wont be able to change the environment because we have several subsidiaries.
Does anyone have experience with this issues? Been thinking of maybe setting up another DNS just for the production but worried about certificates......

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04:57
Easy Cut Studio for Mac OS X revved to version 4.092

Easycutsudio (www.easycutstudio.com) has released Easy Cut Studio 4.092, an update to its cutting software for your electronic cutting machines, plotters, vinyl cutters. It works on Mac OS X and Windows.

The app is designed to let you create your own designs, plus cut and draw/edit shapes for beautiful customized projects. It works with your installed TrueType and OpenType fonts, as well as thousands of free TrueType Fonts, including
Dingbat/Wingding Fonts.

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04:48
A Handy Apple Watch and iPhone Stand for Under $20

There are lots of Apple Watch stands and charging docks, but most hold just the watch itself. If you're looking for a cheap and useful dock that can handle both your Apple Watch and your iPhone, our own Adam Christianson found what looks to be a great deal on Amazon. The Apple Watch Stand from Poetic Smartphone holds your Apple Watch and iPhone, comes in iDevice-matching color options Space Grey, Silver, and Gold, and will run you just US$20 shipped. Just one potential caveat: buyers report that the larger 42mm Apple Watch will only work with the Sport band; other bands are too heavy for the stand when combined with the weight of the watch.


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04:27
Strategy Analytics: 2-in-1 tablet sales are taking...

While the overall tablet market contracts in 2015, 2-in-1 detachable tablets have become a bright spot, according to Strategy Analytics (www.strategyanalytics.com).

Traditional PC vendors like Asus, Acer, and HP have found a niche in which they can credibly compete against mobile device heavyweights, as the segment is forecast to grow 91% over the next five years due to lower prices and better designs, according to the research group.

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04:25
Watermarker 2 for Mac OS X adds annotations,...

Reactiv Code has announced Watermarker 2 (http://tinyurl.com/ombs3j6) for Mac OS X, an update of the professional utility for customizing images with a variety of watermarking options.

The folks at Reactiv Code say it was necessary to completely re-write Watermarker from the ground up using the latest OS X 10.10 technologies to accomplish "ambitious" feature set. Thanks to these new technologies, not only is Watermarker fundamentally faster but it also has new features like the Photo Editing extension that allows you to watermark images from other apps, such as Mac OS X Mail.

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04:18
Kool Tools: Stilo stylus

An Stilo is an adjustable fine-tip capacitive stylus compatible with virtually all apps and tablets, including the range of iPads. It also sports an optional screen protector designed together with Stilo's tip to emulate the friction of pen on paper.

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03:30
OneNote for iPad tips to make you more productive

More people than ever are bringing their iPads to work, and the quickest way to make the tablet ready for business it to outfit with Microsoft’s powerful productivity tool, OneNote. The time is never better, as a recent feature update brings OneNote for iPad up to par with its cross-platform cousins. Here are a few cool ways the app can make you more efficient around the office.

Scan whiteboards

Whiteboards are now as much a fixture of corporate conference rooms as speakerphones and glazed-over eyes. But, unless you can take notes with a stenographer’s speed, the products of your meetings and brainstorming sessions may never make it back to your desk. With OneNote for iPad’s scanning feature, you can easily capture the...

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03:29
Google’s OnHub Has Lofty Ambitions, But Isn’t the...

Google's newly-announced OnHub promises to revolutionize home networks. But with Google's advertising focus for the device centered around the eliminiation of buffering, many early OnHub purchasers will likely be disappointed when they learn that it's their ISP, and not their router, that was the cause of their connectivity issues.


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00:50
BT outbowls Sky to show England's next Ashes...

The 2015 Ashes series may only have concluded yesterday (with England retaining the urn), but broadcasters are already focusing their attention to the next round of tests in two winters' time. After stealing a significant chunk of Sky's prized foot...

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Sunday August 23

23:34
Some Difference In FIFA16

Forums: General Xsan TalkTags: fifa16

There are some new features in fifa16, this is every players need to know.

The recently released "Sights & Sounds of FIFA 16" trailer also confirms "new 900 chants, new player face captures and several specific body types," GameReactor added. You can spend cheap fifa 14 coins to experience the new features.

"In addition to Barclays Premier League players and athletes from Women's National Teams, we have also captured the likeness of some FUT Legends, and players from the major clubs in Spain and other leagues around the world," EA explained

In addition, players can also choose from over 78 stadiums as their background. (You may check...

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22:55
Apple Launches Long Overdue Replacement Program for...

Apple on Friday launched the "iSight Camera Replacement Program for iPhone 6 Plus," publicly acknowledging a longstanding defect in some iPhone 6 Plus devices that can result in blurry images from the rear-facing âiSightâ camera. Users with potentially defective iPhones can now check their device's serial number for replacement eligibility.


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20:49
Tim Cook announcing new Apple education program for...

Just as many students and teachers around the country are preparing to start or already have started the new school year, Apple is set to announce a new education program that aims to ‘end America’s public schools’ digital divide’. The new plan will be unveiled tomorrow morning with ABC’s Good Morning America program airing an exclusive interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook discussing the company’s latest education initiative with Robin Roberts (seen wearing an Apple Watch in the promo shot).

Apple already participates in the White House’s...

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15:56
The Logic Pros: Moog Sub 37 works with your Mac and...

In this week’s episode of The Logic Pros, we are taking a look at the Moog Sub 37. Another analog instrument from legendary synth powerhouse Moog, the Sub 37 takes it up a notch offering a much deeper feature set and refined workflow compared to its baby brother, Sub Phatty.

In last week’s review we found that Sub Phatty was a more than capable instrument that brings Moog’s world famous sound at an, all things considered, affordable price tag. While the Sub 37 will certainly be reaching into your pockets a little deeper, it comes with just about everything the Sub...

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15:53
Evernote 6.1

Darkens the sidebar and makes a couple changes that affect Evernote Business uers. (Free, 60.5 MB)

 

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12:06
Tools for digital nomads: OneAdaptr Twist Plus and...

As an increasing number of knowledge workers turn to lives of perpetual travel, companies have begun to respond to the shifting market with new products designed specifically for them. AppleInsider took a look at two of these: OneAdaptr's Twist Plus and Nimbus's USB LED lamp.

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07:11
Back to school gift guide: Great stuff for Apple-...

The new school year is rapidly approaching, and that means stocking up on supplies and the latest tech to be ready for class by early next month. Since we’re tracking the latest deals from around the web incessantly over at 9to5Toys, and reviewing the best in tech for your Mac, iOS, and Android devices on 9to5Mac and 9to5Google, we’ve rounded up the team to put together a gift guide with our top picks for gear, supplies, apps and more to get you through the year.

Jeremy:...

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Saturday August 22

23:36
ASUS makes a Zenfone 2 with a whopping 256GB of...

Smartphones with more than 128GB of storage are still extremely rare, but they just became a little more accessible... if you live in Brazil, at least. ASUS has unveiled a Delxue Special Edition of the Zenfone 2 that includes a cavernous 256GB of s...

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20:10
Evernote 6.1 - 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 6.1:

  • Redesigned sidebar enhances the look and feel of the app
  • Business users can easily find shared notebooks in the new notebook view
  • Lots of fantastic bug fixes and stability improvements





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17:22
Apple to revamp & integrate Genius Bar, Workshop...

Apple is continuing to transition its three main retail outlets, its physical retail stores, online store, and main website, into a single experience. Following the deep integration of the Apple Online Store throughout Apple.com, Apple is set to integrate its appointment scheduling services for the Genius Bar and in-store workshops deeply into the main website, according to sources briefed on the plans. The latest indications are that Apple will roll out these significant retail changes as soon as Tuesday, August 25th.

In Apple retail vocabulary, this combined appointment scheduling service is...

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12:31
∞ Laso Schaller’s Insane 193 foot (59 Meter) Cliff...

From the YouTube page:

Remember the first time standing on a high-dive at your local pool? It was a little terrifying, right? Maybe 10 feet high? Imagine what it would be like to stand on a platform nearly 59 meters high, taller than the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and perched on a cliff above a tiny natural pool of water. Yeah…no thanks. But don’t worry, Laso Schaller’s POV of the jump is enough to make your stomach flip. Take a look at the man’s world record cliff jump, and prepare yourself for one of the gnarliest POV shots ever.

The whole thing was great to watch, but that POV shot at the end was thrilling. Full screen this puppy.

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12:30
Just Mobile TimeStand and TopGum: A weekend...

The weekend. Just the time to go out and see some baseball, and if you're really lucky, a doubleheader. Two games for the price of... well, usually two, but you get to spend more time in the ballpark eating hotdogs and Cracker Jack. Today I have a doubleheader review for you, featuring two new products from Just Mobile: The TimeStand (US$39.95) and TopGum ($79.95). 

Timestand image courtesy of JustMobile

TimeStand

Sadly, we didn't get the TimeStand to review back when I did the "Week of Apple Watch Stands," but at least it's here for all those people (like my sister) who are just getting on the Apple Watch bandwagon. The TimeStand...

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11:03
External Link: The Sordid Messiness of the Ashley...

At The Verge, Casey Newton explores just how messy things could get with the release of stolen information from AshleyMadison.com, a Web site for connecting people who want to have affairs. Other high profile breaches have mostly revolved around credit card numbers or other relatively innocuous (if financially troubling) pieces of data. But since the Ashley Madison data reveals — or could be interpreted to reveal — far more personal information, it opens up a family-sized can of worms. The takeaway, which may be too late for up to 36 million people, is that you want to be very, very careful about what sort of confidential information you share online, since even sites with the best of intentions can fall prey to determined attackers.

 

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10:54
External Link: Adam and Tonya Explain the New Take...

In this episode of MacVoices, Adam and Tonya Engst talked with Chuck Joiner about the challenges of redesigning the Take Control Web site, all the under-the-hood functionality that isn’t (and shouldn’t be) readily apparent to users, and the complex business logic that drives it all. They also discussed the complex realities of ecommerce and explain how Take Control protects its customers’ confidential information. In short, it’s not as easy as it looks!

 

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10:44
External Link: Adobe InDesign CC 2015 Stops...

David Blatner and Anne-Marie Concepcion of InDesignSecrets have noted on their site that the current Creative Cloud version of Adobe InDesign no longer installs a wide array of fonts by default. Thanks to the Adobe TypeKit subscription that’s included with Creative Cloud, plenty of fonts are available, but by installing only three basic fonts (without even full bold and italic for Minion Pro), Adobe is making it hard for students who can’t necessarily install fonts at will, trainers who need to create documents that are usable on clean installations, people behind TypeKit-blocking firewalls or who are offline, and any designer who needs to configure a new installation by downloading fonts one at time. Cloud services have many advantages, but it’s important for companies to recognize the downsides as well.

 

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10:43
‘It May Seem Silly’

Jon Evans, in a piece for AOL/TechCrunch headlined “Don’t Be Apple”:

There is so much to admire about Apple. They make superb,
beautiful products. Their amazing comeback story is unparalleled
in corporate history. […] So why do I think they represent so
much of what’s wrong with the tech world? It’s because they have,
I think, an almost Shakespearean tragic flaw: their obsession with
centralized corporate control of the devices they sell. […]

What could go wrong? Well, let’s get dystopically speculative for
a moment. Can you remember some of the most hyperbolic
overreactions to the fall of the World Trade Center, and how they
were welcomed by large swathes of the American public? Can you
imagine a future in which, following a similar tragedy, Apple
rolls over and becomes a de facto arm of surveillance states? I
sure can — and Apple’s...

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10:20
Apple launches replacement program for faulty iPhone...

Apple's iPhone 6 Plus has the best camera of any iPhone (at least until we get new ones next month), but it's not completely problem-free. Apple has announced an iSight Camera Replacement Program for iPhone 6 Plus models sold between the phone's launch in September of 2014 and January of 2015. "A small percentage" of phones sold included a faulty part that could make pictures taken with the rear camera look blurry. The problem doesn't affect the standard iPhone 6, so the 6 Plus' optical image stabilization component could be at fault. The front-facing FaceTime camera is also unaffected.

If your phone fits this description, head to the program page linked above and enter your serial number. If your phone needs fixed, you can take it to an Apple Authorized Service...

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10:00
Logitech’s rechargeable, switchable keyboard is a...


Logitech's K811 is a nice choice if you're using an iPad alongside multiple computers.

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When I started using the iOS 9 betas on my iPad Air 2, I knew my keyboard situation needed to change.

I have one Bluetooth keyboard, the standard Apple Wireless Keyboard that came with the 2012 iMac that serves as my work-issued computer. I paired it to my iPad for a bit to write our iOS 9 preview coverage, but having two devices paired to the same keyboard (or any Bluetooth accessory, really) is a pain. They...

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10:00
Gadget Ogling: Swimming Aids, Drinks Fixers, and...


As an occasional swimmer, I'd like a better way of monitoring how well I'm doing. It's not so easy to use a stopwatch on my phone in the pool as it is while out for a jog. So, Misfit is looking to bring wearables to the water with a new version of its Shine activity tracker, developed in collaboration with Speedo. The Speedo Shine apparently can monitor your progress on laps across all types of strokes. It transmits its lap and distance data to your iOS or Android device.

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09:13
Apple sued over Apple ID verification system

Another day, another lawsuit. A Nevada-base company called Verify Smart Corp. is suing Apple for — wait it for it — patent infringement. The company alleges that Apple's 2-step Apple ID verification system/process violates their patent, reports Patently Apple.

Verify claims Apple makes, uses, tests, markets and sells or otherwise provides a system and method for enabling a user to authenticate their identity when initiating an electronic transaction, using a one-time pass-code sent to the user's mobile phone. The company also alleges that Apple's two-step verification system is designed to enable secure transactions for their customers and infringes on their patent (number 8,285,648) for a "system and method for verifying a user's identify in electronic transactions."

If I’m counting correctly, this is the seventh lawsuit (two involving Shanda Games) filed against Apple this...

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07:46
Apple announces iSight Camera replacement program...

Apple has started an iSight Camera replacement program for the iPhone 6 Plus. The company says it has determined that, in a small percentage of iPhone 6 Plus devices, the iSight camera has a component that may fail causing your photos to look blurry. 

The affected units fall into a limited serial number range and were sold primarily between September 2014 and January 2015. If your iPhone 6 Plus is producing blurry photos and falls into the eligible serial number range, Apple will replace your device's iSight camera, free of charge.

The iSight camera is located on the back of your iPhone 6 Plus. If your iPhone 6 Plus is in working order and exhibits the symptom described above, use the serial number checker below to see if it is eligible for this program. This program only applies to the iPhone 6 Plus.

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07:43
Researcher demonstrates how to suck carbon from the...

If this proves cost-effective, this could be the start of an effective campaign to pull carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

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07:36
Samsung's New Galaxy S6 Slammed for having no...

A new report we learned today that Samsung continues to slip as businesses favor Apple's iPhone and that Samsung's new Galaxy S6 edge+ is already bombing. And just in case you missed it this week, Mr. Bendgate himself was back in the news with his more scientific test on the upcoming iPhone 6s frame ...

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07:35
I’m sorry I didn’t respond to your email, my husband...

This is a bit of a wild ride. A colleague of ours died about a week ago, and this hit me right in the middle of processing all that.

Don’t read this if you are not in a solid place. But it did help me connect some dots.

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07:24
Real life first person shooter

From Kottke.org:

These folks created a real-life first person shooter game and invited strangers on Chatroulette to control the action.

This is not quite the way it sounds. It made me laugh, and puzzle over how they pulled this together. Well done.

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07:23
Apple Launches Free iPhone 6 Plus Camera Replacement...

Mark Wilson writes: Complaints about the camera of the iPhone 6 Plus have been plentiful, and Apple has finally acknowledged that there is a problem. It's not something that affects all iPhone 6 Plus owners, but the company says that phones manufactured between September 2014 and January 2015 could include a failed camera component. Apple has set up a replacement program which enables those with problems with the rear camera to obtain a replacement. Before you get too excited, it is just replacement camera components that are on offer, not replacement iPhones. You'll need to check to see if your phone is eligible at the program website. (Also at TechCrunch.)


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07:08
Beautiful Pixels: Our favorite apps for the Apple...

Nine noteworthy apps for Apple Watch.

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07:07
Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard review: An...

The iPad accessory market is full of keyboards. Most of them double up as cases, they’re about as big as the iPad and they’re not well optimized for other devices. The Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard is different. It’s small enough to carry around in your pocket when folded, and works with iOS, Windows and Android devices. What’s more, you can have it paired to two devices at once and switch between them with the press of a button. It’s safe to say that this is one of the most versatile and portable Bluetooth keyboards on the market. This review was written entirely on it.

When closed, the keyboard measures just 147.6mm wide, 125.3mm high and 11.5mm thin....

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07:04
How the world of cars is about to change

Fantastic post. Take the time to read the whole thing. It makes me excited about the future of cars and helps me understand why Apple would and could get into this market.

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07:00
Copy OS Updates Between Apple Configurator Machines

One of the things that is awesome and sometimes frustrating about Apple Configurator is that when you do certain tasks, you end up updating the OS on devices. The reason this is awesome is that it allows you to centralize operations. The reason this can be frustrating is that if you’re on a limited bandwidth connection, you may find that you can’t do very basic tasks before downloading a large OS update. And if you’ve got a bunch of Apple Configurator workstations, and you are running a training session, this can get infinitely more annoying.

In these types of lab environments, you’re in luck. If you have an ipsw (the iOS OS update file), you can copy the file from ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.configurator/Data/Library/Caches/com.apple.configurator/Firmware/ onto another machine. To copy them onto a USB drive called bananarama for example, use the following command:

cp -R ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.configurator/Data/Library/Caches/com.apple.configurator/Firmware...

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05:10
Apple is sued over their 2-Step Apple ID...

A Nevada based company is suing Apple for patent infringement alleging that Apple's 2-step Apple ID verification system/process violates their patent.

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05:00
Spotify's 'Sorry' Fails to Cut...


Spotify CEO Daniel Ek on Friday issued a public apology for poor communications regarding the company's new privacy policy. The new policy, which took effect Wednesday, immediately triggered alarm. Several tech publications railed against the terms, and Minecraft creator Markus Persson engaged Spotify CEO Daniel Ek in a Twitter debate that ended with Persson and others quitting the music service. In light of Ek's subsequent explanation, the debate now appears focused on whether the brouhaha was justified, or if Spotify's critics profoundly overreacted.

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03:00
The week in Apple news: Apple TV and iPad Pro rumors...

Apple headlines for the week ending Aug. 21, 2015

If you believe the rumors, there's a lot to be excited about for the Apple TV; maybe the new version will jump start sales and push it above its competitors in the streaming video market. Apple's Jimmy Iovine talked about what Apple can do for the music industry, and Samsung says it's ready to battle Apple all the way to the Supreme Court. These are just a few of the Apple headlines this past week. You can see all the important headlines here in this slideshow. Want to get more details on a story? Click on the link.

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02:44
This week on AppleInsider: 'iPhone 6s'...

With the summer coming to a close, news also seemed to pick up this week -- encompassing some large legal and financial developments for Apple, and all but spelling out plans to launch new iPhones next month.

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Friday August 21

20:59
Parallels Desktop 11.0.0 - Run Windows apps without...

Parallels Desktop, the industry-leading software for running Windows applications on a Mac, now includes a new version of the software for developers, designers, and power users: Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition. It also includes Parallels Desktop for Mac Business Edition, previously known as the Enterprise Edition. Here's how the new editions break down.

Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac Pro Edition
Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac Pro Edition (www.parallels.com/desktop) is a new version of the software specifically designed for developers, designers and power users, giving them the powerful tools they need for maximum productivity. The Pro Edition supports integration with popular developer tools including Docker, Visual Studio (plug-in), Chef and Jenkins, Vagrant, Guest OS debugging and network simulation. Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac Pro Edition empowers users to run...

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20:55
NASA technologies star in One Direction's music...

Ah, pop stars. They can be anyone they want in their music videos: spies, goddesses and, in One Direction's case, astronauts blasting off to space. The boy band's latest music video for the single Drag Me Down features a number of NASA tech, which...

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20:25
Tinder gets a lo-fi makeover in 'Millenial...

If you've been using Tinder for long enough chances are that you've opened the app in the morning with some rather surprising matches. Brainlessly swiping right on whoever fits the bill for you in the hopes that they'll do the same and you'll poten...

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20:00
10 people will get to play a 24-screen game of...

I'm not quite keen on playing a massive game of Minesweeper when a tiny one is enough to make me go nuclear. But hey, if you've aways dreamt of playing it on 24 high-definition displays, you can send in an application to participate in the Mineswee...

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19:25
Weird noises emerge from a Frankenstein cassette-...

Of course everyone knows what a Mellotron is (no, everyone doesn't), but allow us to briefly explain anyway. The Mellotron is a keyboard hooked up to analog tape -- press a key and the instrument plays a corresponding section of sound on the tape....

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19:00
OneDrive's Groups feature shutting down October...

Microsoft officially announced it's axing the Groups feature in OneDrive in the coming weeks, meaning stalwarts still using the online storage service for collaborating will need to start migrating their data to new locations. This shouldn't come a...

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18:35
The international version of the Lenovo-backed ZUK...

There's a lot to like about the ZUK Z1, a Chinese flagship smartphone backed by the folks at Lenovo -- it has a USB Type-C port with support for audio output, a huge 4,100 mAh battery, a multi-function fingerprint reader and an attractive 1,799 yua...

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18:15
'Half-Life 2' plus 'Hotline Miami...

What's better than a pixelated, top-down gorefest set to frenetic synth music? A pixelated, top-down gorefest set to frenetic synth music with a gravity gun. Half-Line Miami is an unapologetic mix of Half-Life 2, Valve's massively popular 2004 firs...

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17:15
Apple will replace defective iSight rear cameras on...

Apple has posted a support page on its We site acknowledging that certain iPhone 6 Plus cameras have a component which could fail, along with a way to see if you’re eligible for a free replacement.

As uncovered by 9to5Mac, the support page says that “a small percentage of iPhone 6 Plus devices” contain a component which could fail, causing your photos to look blurry. The component was apparently defective in iPhone 6 Plus phones sold between Sept. 2014 and Jan. 2015.

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17:12
Proof is Mounting that Apple's Project Titan is...

Earlier today we posted a report tilted "Daimler Sees Cooperation with Apple for Advanced Software." The emphasis on Daimler's part was definitely on working with Apple on advanced system software for cars. Later this afternoon technology in cars was front and center in the news again.

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15:19
Apple announces repair program for blurry iPhone 6...

Consumers who have experienced image quality problems with their iPhone 6 Plus's iSight camera may be eligible for a free repair, as Apple on Friday acknowledged a problem with a "small percentage" of units and will replace the affected component free of charge.

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15:12
Apple launches iSight camera replacement program for...

Apple has discovered that a limited number of iPhone 6 Plus devices sold between September and January are affected by a manufacturing defect with the back camera. This defect causes photos taken with the back iSight camera to come out blurry. Apple will replace the camera in your affected device for free, if eligible. You can find out if you are eligible for a replacement by typing your serial number into this website, which will lookup if your phone is part of the batch with the manufacturing problem.

If your device is confirmed to be faulty, you can arrange a repair though Apple...

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14:49
Apple can't outrun China worries, stock drops...

Apple shares fell by nearly 6 percent during Friday trading, sending the stock into bear territory for the first time in years as investors fret over the impact of China's apparent economic slowdown.

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14:44
Apple Launches iSight Camera Replacement Program for...

Apple today launched an iSight Camera replacement program for the iPhone 6 Plus, which will see the company replacing the camera module in a small percentage of iPhone 6 Plus devices that have a faulty rear-facing camera.

According to a new support page dedicated to the replacement program, some iPhone 6 Plus units that were sold between September of 2014 and January of 2015 could have a component that can fail and cause photos to look blurry.

iPhone 6 Plus units that are producing blurry photos and have an eligible serial number will get their cameras replaced from Apple at no charge. Replacement units can be obtained through Apple's online support team, an Apple retail store, or an Apple Authorized Service Provider.

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14:30
Office 365 news roundup

“There is nothing so stable as change.” —Bob Dylan

One thing is certain: the advent of the Office 365 service has brought an unprecedented amount of innovation and change to our productivity and collaboration products. We’re constantly improving it, too—responding to customer demand and feedback and maintaining a tireless pursuit to reinvent productivity and provide the best set of services to help people work together. Over the past year, we released more than 450 updates to Office 365, both large and small. So many updates can be hard to keep track of, so we’re making improvements to the tools and processes you can use to keep up to speed on all...

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14:00
AWT News Update: August 21, 2015

For a Friday, it's quite a busy Apple news day:

  • Apple hires a former senior engineer from Tesla Motors who was working on that company's autonomous vehicle firmware
  • Hip-hopper and Apple Beats executive Dr. Dre apologizes for his mistreatment of women during the 1990s
  • Samsung wants you to try one of its new phones for 30 days for a buck

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for August 21, 2015.

Reuters has reported that Apple has hired a senior engineer from Tesla Motors, Jamie Carlson, to work on a special project — presumably its own car project. At Tesla, Carlson reportedly worked on the company’s autonomous vehicle firmware...

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13:47
Apps: Animal Jam Play Wild, Final Fantasy VII,...

Animal Jam — Play Wild (free) — WildWorks brings its popular kids’ web-based kids game and social network to the iPad in this new app, allowing kids to join up and play while on the go. Featuring educational content developed in association with National Geographic, including videos, animal photography, and fascinating animal facts, the iOS app provides the same immersive experience for kids, letting them chat with their friends, play games,…

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13:40
Apple job opening points to deeper Apple Music...

An Apple job opening posted on Friday suggests that the company is looking to expand links between Siri and Apple Music, presumably in the form of new voice commands.

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13:31
Gear: SwitchEasy Colors for Apple Watch

SwitchEasy’s Colors ($15) — which we’ve seen in the past for iPhone — is now a soft TPU cover for Apple Watch. Smartly, the covers are specifically designed to match Apple Watch Sport bands. There are black, white, and blue covers, and each cover comes with a set of three interchangeable side button covers — the button colors change based on cover. Both 42mm and 38mm covers are available at the same price.

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13:04
Apple hires senior Tesla engineer as 'Project...

The alleged hiring war between Apple and Tesla continues behind the scenes, with one of the electric carmaker's top engineers switching sides and joining Apple, presumably to bolster its rumored automotive project.

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13:00
Speck CandyShell Inked Luxury cases for iPhone 6...

Speck CandyShell Inked Luxury cases for iPhone 6. Photo ©2015, Steven Sande.

Some of the most colorful protective cases for the iPhone come from Speck, and with the new CandyShell Inked Luxury line (US$49.95, available exclusively at Best Buy), the company has gone all out to beautify and protect your iPhone 6.

The cases are designed with military grade drop protection, and meet or exceed MIL-STD-810G drop test standards. That protection comes from a hard outside shell with a cushioning silicone wrapper inside and on the edges. There’s a slightly raised bezel to protect screens from drops right onto the phone face. With all of the protection, the Inked Luxury cases weigh in at only 1.8 ounces.

Speck CandyShell Inked Luxury case in "Stacked Cube Green"

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12:56
Mum Robot Goes Darwinian on Her Kids


A "mother" robot has demonstrated natural selection and the process of evolution in action, according to researchers from the University of Cambridge. Scientists typically have to go back in time to study evolution -- it's rarely observable over the course of a human lifetime. However, for robots and artificial intelligence, it's a different story. Natural selection -- basically reproduction and assessment and reproduction and assessment -- was observable in the robot, which improved on its offspring with each generation.

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12:53
Apple pushes Recovery Update 2.0 for OS X El Capitan...

Apple has published an update to the OS X Recovery software for users on the beta version of OS X El Capitan. The update appears to have been published late yesterday without much fanfare. The boilerplate change log notes that it includes “improvements” to the Recovery software indicating that it’s likely just a bug fix release.

OS X El Capitan beta 7 was released to developers earlier this week alongside a matching public beta. The operating system will be released later this year.

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12:31
Apple hires yet another former Tesla engineer to...

Apple appears to have hired yet another former Tesla engineer to join its ever growing automated car team. First noticed by Reuters, Apple has hired Jamie Carlson to likely join its car team. Carlson’s LinkedIn profile reflects that he has left Tesla and joined Apple, although his role at Apple is simply listed as a a member of a special projects group.

While at Tesla, Carlson worked on its Autopilot self-driving program. Prior to his stint at Tesla, he worked on automotive vision systems for Gentex Corp.

Reuters also notes that Apple has recently added six other members to its self driving car team, including Megan McClain, a former Volkswagen engineer working in automated driving, as well as Vinay Palakkode, a Carnegie Mellon...

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12:30
Apple Hiring Autonomous Vehicle Experts, Including...

Apple recently hired a senior engineer from Tesla Motors, presumably to work on its secret car project. As highlighted by Reuters, former Tesla Motors Autopilot Firmware Manager Jamie Carlson's LinkedIn page says he now works at Apple on "Special Projects."

His profile doesn't go into detail on what he did for Tesla, but he was working on the company's autonomous vehicle firmware project and could be taking on a similar automotive firmware role at Apple.

Reuters also points out several other previously unknown hires with similar expertise in autonomous driving, including Megan McClain, a former Volkswagen engineer, Vinay Palakkode, a graduate researcher at Carnegie...

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11:46
Review: SwitchEasy Blocks Customizable Dock Building...

SwitchEasy's Blocks ($20) is one of the strangest products we've seen in a while. It's a customizable dock building set for Apple Watch, made of LEGO-style blocks (SwitchEasy notes the set is "compatible with leading manufacturing building blocks."). SwitchEasy has included a charging cradle with two interchangeable clips — for either the Sport charger or the metal-accented Apple Watch charger. The set also comes with 92 blocks in random colors, and sets of directions to create an Apple Watch Dock and a dual dock that can charge an Apple Watch or an iPhone.{/exp:char_limit}

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11:09
News: Dr. Dre, Apple make statements on Beats co-...

Apple and Beats co-founder Dr. Dre have both issued a formal response to the allegations of his past incidents of misogyny and decades-old criminal charges of physical abuse against women, which have resurged in the wake of the new N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton. In a statement to The New York Times, Dre said, “Twenty-five years ago I was a young man drinking too much and in over my head with no real structure in my life. However, none…

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10:53
Apple's Dr. Dre apologizes for past abuse of...

Newfound attention to crimes committed by Dr. Dre 25 years ago have led both the entrepreneur and Apple to issue statements, in which the Beats cofounder said he is sorry for committing violence against women when he was younger.

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10:49
NYTimes: Dr. Dre Apologizes to the Women He's...

A new story from the New York Times is bound to ripple throughout the Apple blogosphere today and throughout the music industry. Apple issued a statement today stating that "Dre has apologized for the mistakes ...

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10:45
Office 365—monthly Dev Digest for August

This month’s Office 365 Dev Digest was written by Jeremy Thake, technical product manager for the Office 365 Dev team.

Welcome to the sixth edition of Dev Digest, designed to help you—the Office 365 developer—keep up-to-date with what’s new in Office 365 development.

It has been another busy month for the team, with some great strides to get new developers started with our APIs and add-ins. You can check this out yourself by navigating to dev.office.com/getting-started. From this page, you can follow the page flow, sign in with your Office 365 credentials, create an Azure application, and then download a code sample pre-filled with the client ID and secret, so you can immediately run your sample in your environment. We’ve targeted Android, ASP.NET MVC, iOS, Node.js, PHP, Python and Ruby with this first release for the API flow. The team will continue to iterate on this to make it even easier...

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10:37
Dr. Dre Addresses Abuse Accusations With Apology,...

With the recent release of the movie Straight Outta Compton detailing Dr. Dre's hip-hop group N.W.A, unsavory moments from Dre's past were unearthed as critics questioned why the movie didn't cover his abuse towards women. During the 1990s, Dr. Dre was accused of assaulting several women, including his girlfriend at the time Michel'le and television host Dee Barnes.

In response to the allegations, Dr. Dre has given a statement to The New York Times apologizing for his actions and saying he deeply regrets what he did in his youth.

"Twenty-five years ago I was a young man drinking too much and in over my head with no real structure in my life. However, none of this is an excuse for what I did. I've been married for 19 years and every day I'm working...

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10:35
French carriers informed that 'iPhone 6s'...

French wireless carriers are hearing that preorders for next-generation iPhones will open on Sept. 11, two days after a rumored press event, according to claims made on Friday.

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10:21
Apple & Dr Dre confront allegations over the...

Hip-hop artist Dr. Dre’s controversial and storied past was bound to become an issue for Apple at some point after it bought the company he co-founded for $3 billion last year. Now Apple is hoping it can let the rapper’s history live in the past, which is especially tricky as it promotes the biofilm “Compton” depicting the rapper’s entrance into fame.

The biographical film, which was produced with close cooperation from Dr. Dre, has been criticized for omitting decades old allegations that the artist physically abused women. Today both Dr. Dre and Apple released statements addressing the controversy, Dre saying that he deeply apologizes for his actions 25 years ago and adding that “it has forever impacted all of our lives” while Apple said that “we have every reason to believe that he has changed.”...

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09:49
Sony's SmartBand 2 Takes the Plunge


Sony on Thursday unveiled its SmartBand 2 fitness tracker. It has an advanced heart rate sensor and a variety of communications capabilities. It informs wearers when they get calls, messages, emails or notifications on social media sites. It sports interchangeable silicone rubber bands in black, white, pink and indigo. The SmartBand 2 is compatible with any device running Android 4.4 KitKat or later, as well as iOS 8.2 or later. It can be submerged in up to three meters -- nearly 10 feet -- of water without damage.

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09:38
Spotify apologizes for its new controversial privacy...

Spotify’s CEO Daniel Ek published a blog post today apologizing and attempting to clarify its recently updated privacy policy that proved to be controversial among some users and press. In the post, Ek explains that updated terms granting Spotify access to more of users’ personal information is only to further customize the Spotify experience and that giving up that data will be entirely an opt-in experience for users:

In our new privacy policy, we indicated that we may ask your permission to access new types of information, including photos, mobile device location, voice controls, and your contacts. Let me be crystal clear here: If you don’t want to share this kind of information, you don’t have to. We will ask for your express permission before...

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09:36
QuickerTek releases USB-C Cigarette Lighter Charger...

QuickerTek (www.quickertek.com) has announced two new products: the USB Type-C Cigarette Lighter Charger and USB Expander for the 2015 12-inch MacBook.

The US$24.95 Cigarette Lighter Charger (pictured) features an LED indicator with a filtered and fused four foot cable. The $19.95 USB Expander is a hub that plugs into the MacBook's USB connector to expand it to four USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports. It allows you to sync and charge their iPhone, iPad and most, if not all, USB devices to their 2015 MacBook.

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09:24
Daimler Sees Cooperation with Apple for Advanced...

Over the weekend we posted a report titled "Are the New Round of Car Rumors Believable?" I took a look at the latest rumors and really didn't find enough to conclude or rush to judgement that in fact Apple is building a car. Today, statements made by Daimler's CEO Dieter Zetsche placed emphasis on working with Apple and Google in context with advanced software.

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09:19
Rumor: Apple working on 'smart bands' for...

A new rumor claims that Apple will add capabilities to the Apple Watch, and sell upgrades without the need to buy an entirely new watch, in the form of "smart bands" that could launch as early as 2016.

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09:15
Latest iPhone ad: Apple Pay available in over 1...

A new 30-second ad from Apple is touting Apple Pay, what it can be used for, and the fact that Apple Pay is now accepted at over 1 million locations. 


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09:08
Microsoft confirms elimination of Nokia's Salo...

Microsoft on Friday announced the closure of Nokia's former cellphone development unit in Salo, Finland, along with plans to cut up to 2,300 jobs in the country, part of a broader plan to refocus the company and make it more profitable.

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09:00
9to5Toys Last Call: iPhone 6/Plus Screen Protector $...

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09:00
Google Chrome 46 to include Mac-specific changes,...

If the current builds of the Chrome web browser have been driving you mildly nuts, Google might have some fixes on the way.

A test build of Google’s forthcoming Chrome 46 makes substantial improvements to the performance of the Web browser on the Mac.

The build appears to halve Chrome’s memory consumption, and make formely slow tabs much faster. At the same time, the browser also appears to consume fewer CPU and power resources.

The fixes are part of a wider effort to stamp out bugs, improve Javascript performance and provide better support for graphics on the Mac. Google has also been working on porting a Chrome OS feature...

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08:41
Greatest…update notes…ever

Big hat tip to Marco Arment for a fantastic tweet of the best update notes ever.

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08:38
iPassword for iOS updated to 5.5, adds Apple Watch,...

This might be worth snagging.

1Password for iOS has been updated, version 5.5 allowing users access to a Touch ID button under the Master Password field so you can choose to sign in using your finger print even if you accidentally hit cancel on the first request. Tapping the fingerprint button prompts the system Touch ID unlock screen.

The new version also features an improvement to how the app can stay unlocked between uses in different apps. Previously 1Password’s extension in other apps required being unlocked by password, passcode, or Touch ID each time. Now, the 1Password extension and 1Password app share the same unlock time limits.

A slew...

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08:32
External Link: Apple Finally Acknowledges Dr. Dre’s...

Since the release of the film “Straight Outta Compton,” rapper Dr. Dre has been under fire for decades-old allegations of misogyny and violence against women. Dre, who has served as an executive at Apple since it acquired Beats Electronics last year, has issued a public apology to the New York Times. “Twenty-five years ago I was a young man drinking too much and in over my head with no real structure in my life. However, none of this is an excuse for what I did. I’ve been married for 19 years and every day I’m working to be a better man for my family, seeking guidance along the way. I’m doing everything I can so I never resemble that man again,” Dre said. Apple lent Dre support in a statement, saying, “Dre has apologized for the mistakes he’s made in the past and he’s said that he’s not the same person that he was 25 years ago. We believe his sincerity and after working with him for a year and a half, we have every reason to believe that he has changed.”

 

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08:16
MiStand+ Aluminium Tablet Stand

Thanks to MiStand+ for sponsoring The Loop this week. MiStand+ your tablet, any angle. Innovative, multi-axis adjustable stand for use with any tablet.

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08:08
∞ New iPhone Apple Pay ad

There’s a completely different feel to this ad.

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08:00
iOS 9 and proactive intelligence

Jonny Evans takes a tour through iOS 9′s proactive intelligence. Well done.

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08:00
Declining movie attendance, higher ticket prices...

2014 was a terrible year for movie attendance, with audience numbers plunging to the lowest they've been in two decades, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Ironically, this could be good news for Apple.

Approximately 1.26 billion consumers purchased cinema tickets between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2014. That's the lowest number since 1.21 billion in 1995 and not that far ahead of 1994 (1.24 billion). The last time admissions fell below the 1.3 billion mark was in 2011, when only 1.28 billion people when to the movies.

What's more, a 2014 Harris survey of 2,311 adults polled online says that 68% of U.S. adults went to the movies at least once last year. However, two-thirds of Americans say they're going to the movies less often now than a few years ago, with a majority (57%)  adding that they prefer watching films at home over going to the theater. The main...

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08:00
Spotify CEO: Sorry about our super creepy new...

Spotify is in full damage-control mode after the streaming music service’s new privacy policy spurred a wave of Internet outrage. Spotify CEO Daniel Ek apologized for the kerfuffle on Friday, and promised that the company is revising its privacy policy in the coming weeks to “better reflect” its intentions.

Spotify users were appalled when the company changed the terms of its privacy policy this week to allow the app to access your phone’s sensor data, photos, contacts, location, and voice controls. Why would a streaming music app need all of that information?

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07:58
Samsung tries to lure away iPhone users with 30-day...

Samsung's sales have been sliding downward for a while now, and it's getting creative in its attempts to win new users. Today it announced an "Ultimate Test Drive" promotion targeted at iPhone users: Pay $1, and you can try a Galaxy S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, or Galaxy Note 5 for 30 days on your choice of Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, or T-Mobile.

If that sounds appealing to you, visit the samsungpromotions.com site on your iPhone and choose your carrier and model. As of this writing, it looks like some of the phones are "not available" on AT&T, Verizon, or T-Mobile, but this may just be an early bug that gets ironed out as the promotion runs.

These phones will come with activated SIM cards so you don't actually need to stop using your iPhone to try one. Unfortunately...

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07:47
How to use Apple Watch Maps for navigation and...

If you’ve still not spent quality time with the Apple Watch Maps app, this is well worth the read.

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07:43
Swatch grabs trademark for Jobs’ “One More Thing”...
07:40
JFK airport displays actual security wait time using...
07:33
Samsung to let iPhone users try their phones for $1

Clever? Desperate? Maybe both.

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07:21
Swatch grabs ‘One More Thing’ trademarks as apparent...

Swatch, apparently threatened by Apple’s recent forays into watchmaking, has taken another legal step seemingly aimed at tweaking Cupertino: registration of two “One More Thing” trademarks, a catch phrase famously associated with former Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ keynote speeches.

Discovered this week by Wirtschaft and noted by Patently Apple, the trademarks “One More Thing” (1261461) and “Swatch One More Thing” (1261460) appear to have been filed for in November of 2014, published in Switzerland this May, and registered across 44 countries yesterday. Swatch has...

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07:20
Daimler CEO leaves door open to 'different...

Daimler is open to "different types" of cooperation with Apple and Google, with the understanding their technology could be essential to future cars, Daimler's CEO said in a magazine interview published on Friday.

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07:20
Spotify Fans Raise Hell Over new Anti-Privacy...

Today the Guardian published a report stating that the music-streaming service Spotify is facing a backlash over its new privacy policy, which gives the company the right to read personal information on users’ phones ...

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07:15
50% off Take Control books for 3 more days, and one...

Turns out Take Control Books is having a back to school sale, 50% off all their books through August 24th. Take a look.

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07:00
The Field Tote is rugged, handsome — and manly

Hey, men, WaterField Designs' US$119 Field Tote is a manly tote that's rugged and handsome and manly and …

Well, okay, it's basically a man purse. But — darn it! — it's still manly. Made of waxed canvas and full grain, distressed leather, the Field Tote has the looks, size and features for guys to use professionally or casually. Though it only weighs one pound, you can pack a lot of gear into this baby when you're hitting the road. It's flexible enough that, when empty, can be folded and stuffed inside another bag such as a suitcase.

The leather handles are long enough to sling the Field Tote over your shoulder. Yet they're short enough that you can carry the tote by your side without it dragging the ground. 

You can stow your MacBook or iPad in the Field Tote or stuff in your gym towels or magazines. There's a quick access pouch...

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06:59
News: Daimler CEO open to future Apple partnership

The CEO of Daimler — the automotive company best known for its Mercedes-Benz brand — has indicated that he’s open to “different types” of cooperation with Apple, Reuters reports. Although Damiler Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche’s comments remained generally noncommittal, in an interview with Deutsche Unternehmerboerse, Zetsche simply said that “many things are conceivable,” with companies such as Apple and Google…

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06:27
Foxconn Restricts Days Off Prior to the iPhone 6s...

China's Commercial Times is reporting today that Foxconn is forbidding its employees in the Zhengzhou plant from having day-offs one week prior to the launch of iPhone 6S in September.

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06:16
News: Daily Deal: RescueTime Premium 1-year...

Today in iLounge Deals you can get a one-year membership to RecuseTime Premium for only $19.99 – over 70% off the regular price. RescueTime encourages productivity by tracking your digital activity across all of your devices, showing you where you may be using your time less efficiently, and providing tools to help you reallocate accordingly. RescueTime requires almost no effort on your part, simply running in the background to automatically measure…

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05:57
Apple raises $16 billion in bond deal in Australia

Apple has raised A$2.25B (about US$1.6 billion) with a debut "Kangaroo" bond issue, smashing the record for the largest-ever corporate bond deal in Australia, reports Seeking Alpha (http://tinyurl.com/nf5txnz).

The company sold A$1.15B of seven-year notes at a yield of 110 bps more than swap rates and A$1.1B of four-year securities at a 65 bps spread, bringing its total debt issuances over the past two years to $50B. Apple had only sold U.S. currency bonds until last November, but has since expanded to euros, yen, pounds, Swiss francs and Aussie dollars, notes Seeking Alpha.

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05:55
MDM Vulnerability In Apple iOS Sandbox Facilitates...

An anonymous reader writes: A vulnerability in Apple's iOS sandbox, which could affect personal information as well as configuration settings, has been discovered by Appthority's Enterprise Mobility Threat Team. It affects all mobile device management (MDM) clients, and any mobile applications distributed by an MDM that use the "Managed App Configuration" setting for private data. An attacker could potentially create a rogue app, perhaps masquerading as a productivity tool to increase the chances of it getting installed, and then distribute the attack by means of the iTunes store or "spear fishing" email attacks.


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05:51
Mercedes-Benz Maker Remains Open to 'Different...

Amid rumors that Apple is working on a top-secret automotive project ranging from its own electric car to a CarPlay-related technology platform for vehicles, Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler AG remains open to "different types" of cooperation with Apple, reports Reuters."Many things are conceivable," Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said in an interview with quarterly magazine Deutsche Unternehmerboerse published on Friday.Silicon Valley is becoming increasingly important for automakers as vehicles become more deeply integrated with the latest technologies such as CarPlay and Android Auto, and companies such as Apple and Google could play an even bigger role as self-driving vehicles hit the streets over the next five-plus years."Google and Apple want to provide system software for cars and bring this...

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05:38
AppleInsider podcast talks 'Apple Car'...

Get all caught up on the latest "Apple Car," Apple TV, and "iPhone 6s" rumors on this week's all-new AppleInsider podcast. Mikey also shares his experiences with the HomeKit-connected iHome smart plug, Neil gives his impressions of a unique new tethered drone, and Shane extolls the potential of Force Touch input.

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05:25
With iPhone 6S release imminent, fate of 4 inch ‘...

We are just weeks away from the launch of the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, Apple’s newest addition to the iPhone lineup, but the fate of the iPhone 5c successor, a new 4-inch iPhone dubbed by the rumor mill as the ‘iPhone 6c’, remains unclear.

When Apple upped the screen sizes last year, it did not offer an update to the iPhone 5c. This has led much speculation that Apple was saving an update for the 4-inch iPhone to next year to allow the big screened iPhone 6 take the limelight. Since then, there has been many conflicting reports over the release of Apple’s next 4-inch iPhone. A Chinese media report indicates that Apple will actually release a smaller iPhone 6c in November.

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05:11
New iPhone Ad Promotes Apple Pay in Over 1 Million...

In Apple's latest "If it's not an iPhone, it's not an iPhone" ad, they promote that Apple Pay...

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04:43
The latest iOS apps for Aug. 21

Here are some of the latest apps available at the Apple App Store for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and/or Apple Watch.

PlayScreen has announced Whos The Candidate 1.0, a free photo trivia game for the iPhone and iPad. Who's The Candidate challenges players to recognize the announced and potential candidates in the 2016 presidential race.

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04:28
Samsung Desperately Tries to Win Back Galaxy...

During Apple's latest Financial Conference Call, CEO Tim Cook stated that the iPhone unit sales grew 35% which was almost 3X the rate of growth of the smartphone market overall and gained share in all of their geographic segments. More importantly, Cook noted that they experienced the highest switcher rate in Android than they ever measured. Multiple recent studies have...

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04:24
IEEE: young generations playing video games for...

One of the most common behaviors of gaming aficionados over the years has been to sit for hours at a time playing with, or against, fellow gamers across the world, but recent findings from IEEE (www.ieee.org), a professional organization "dedicated to advancing technology for humanity," has dispelled myths of the "traditional" gamer.

IEEE today revealed data on the past and future of gaming, based on input from an interactive timeline. Gamers from around the world were invited to view and participate in the interactive timeline launched on Facebook from June 11 – July 13.

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04:24
Kool Tools: AT2020USBi Cardioid Condenser USB...

Audio-Technica's new AT2020UBVi Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone combines high-resolution audio with increased connectivity options.

It adds a new level of sound-quality and convenience to Audio-Technica’s USB microphone line. Modeled after the critically acclaimed AT2020, this digital output mic features an A/D converter with a 24-bit/96 kHz sampling rate to deliver high-resolution articulation and intelligibility that’s great for home studio recording, field recording, podcasting and voiceover use. 

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03:55
Hands-on with Spotlight in El Capitan: Location info...

Apple recently released the public beta of El Capitan, and users other than those with developer accounts can try out the software before release. (Find out about Apple’s public beta program.)

I took a close look at Spotlight in Yosemite recently. It’s time for a first look at Spotlight, which gets some new features in El Capitan. Don’t forget that things may change between now and the official release in the fall.

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03:30
Are this summer's blockbuster movie games any...

Good movies, good games?

Once upon a time, truly not that long ago, nearly every big Hollywood movie release came with a console and portable game to match. They were often expensive ($50-60) and rarely very good, so the reputation of terrible movie games grew and lingered.

Nowadays, with the rise of mobile gaming, film studios have found it much more beneficial to release iOS games—usually free-to-play ones, too—to promote their flicks with less expense and many more potential players to reach. But are these games any good? Well, sometimes—but the middling reputation from the console days hasn’t disappeared. Here’s a look at the biggest iOS movie games of summer 2015, and whether they lived up to their namesakes.

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02:49
Blocks 3.4.7 - RapidWeaver plug-in; divide Web...

Blocks is a plugin for RapidWeaver. It allows you to place blocks of text, graphics, and even raw HTML onto your page wherever you like. Drag blocks around, resize them, and even overlap content. All in a plugin that is as easy to use as RapidWeaver itself.

Blocks 3.0 brings great ways to reuse your own content (library blocks), your own layout (master pages), your own pages (library pages), and even content from other page types (Page Blocks). What more can we do? We can make everything smarter. Smart Blocks allow you to add special tags to your code that can connect to the properties of your blocks or even add GUI controls to your layout.



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Thursday August 20

21:59
Samsung debuts ‘Ultimate Test Drive’ program, giving...

Samsung has launched a new promotional offer aimed squarely at iPhone owners. In a bid to attract Apple’s users to the latest lineup of Galaxy smartphones, the South Korean competitor will now let iPhone users take one of three new models for the “ultimate test drive” for a full month.

In order to qualify for this offer, customers will need to visit a special Samsung website from their iPhone. Using a desktop browser will notify potential switchers that they need...

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21:37
Samsung offers iPhone users free 30-day test drive...

Samsung on Thursday announced a new initiative designed to steal away users of Apple's iPhone, offering current owners of the device a virtually free 30-day "test drive" with one of its latest Galaxy handsets.

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21:32
Samsung Launches Free Trial Program for iPhone Users

Samsung today launched a new promotion called Ultimate Test Drive, a program designed to get iPhone users to switch away from their Apple devices to Samsung ones (via Engadget). The Test Drive coincides with the launch of Samsung's newest devices, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+.

For just one dollar, you can try one of our latest Samsung phones for 30 days with no obligation. Your test drive kit will come with the phone of your choice, an activated sim card, and a step-by-step guide to help you start your test drive.To sign up for the promotion, iPhone users have to visit SamsungPromotions.com on their device and select their phone. Samsung tells Engadget that the promotion is compatible with any U.S. carrier....

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20:16
Nothing Could Be Finer Than Point Linux


Point Linux 3.0, dubbed "Agni," combines a solid operating system with a traditional no-frills approach to performance and reliability. In several ways, Point Linux belies the criticisms of Linux desktop newcomers who find that Linux not simple and straightforward to use. Point Linux is easy to install. It has a clear interface. Everything works out of the box. Two reasons for this glowing assessment are Point's roots in Debian GNU/Linux and its integration of either the GNOME 2 fork desktop MATE or a slightly tweaked version of Xfce.

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18:19
Apple Pay is focus of latest 'If it's not...

Apple on Thursday released a new television commercial as part of its "If it's not an iPhone" campaign, this time throwing a spotlight on the smartphone's Apple Pay touchless payment capabilities.

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17:57
Apple Debuts New 'Apple Pay' Ad in Ongoing...

Apple today debuted a new iPhone-focused video featuring Apple Pay as part of its ongoing "If it's not an iPhone, it's not an iPhone" advertising campaign. The video, available on the company's YouTube channel, features an iPhone being used to make different Apple Pay purchases.

The iPhone is centric to the video and is shown going through several different Apple Pay transactions as a voiceover explains Apple Pay and its features in a clever rhyme. At the end of the video, Apple ends with its latest signature tagline, "If it's not an iPhone, it's not an iPhone."

This is an iPhone. And this is Apple Pay. Which lets you shop in a faster, simpler way. For groceries, and kicks, toys, and your lunchtime fix. It's safer than a credit card and keeps your info yours. And you can already use it in over one million stores."Apple Pay" is the...

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17:46
Apple shares new “If it’s not an iPhone, it’s not an...

Further expanding on its recent “If it’s not an iPhone, it’s not an iPhone” ad campaign, Apple today has uploaded a new iPhone ad to its YouTube channel. This ad highlights Apple Pay, Apple’s contactless payment solution. The ad marks the first time Apple itself has advertised Apple Pay, although some banks and credit cards have run Apple Pay ads independently.

In the ad, Apple touts that using Apple Pay is more secure than using a credit card, in addition it being faster and simpler than other payment methods. Apple also highlights the fact that Apple Pay is supported in over 1 million stores and counting.

Apple Pay is a faster, easier and safer way to pay for the things you need...

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16:37
Ashley Madison Hackers: Catch Them if You Can


The Ashley Madison hacker gang will be tough to apprehend, based on our informal survey of security experts. The hackers this week dumped nearly 10 gigabytes of stolen personal data onto the Web -- details gleaned from accounts established on the site, which is dedicated to matching up people who want to engage in extramarital affairs. "In this case, the hackers seemed to have taken all necessary precautions to protect their anonymity while utilizing the Dark Web via Tor," said Troy Gill, a senior security analyst with AppRiver.

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16:00
AWT News Update: August 20, 2015

Today was a rather slow news day, but here's what we dug up for you!

  • Yahoo updated the Yahoo Weather app for iOS to provide near-term rain and snow alerts
  • Swatch gets a Swiss Trademark for "one more thing". Jerks
  • And a Think Different Thursday accessibility update from Alex Jurgensen, this week covering "LED flash for alerts"

The podcast transcript can be found below.

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is a short AWT News Update for August 20, 2015.

With Winter on the way, Yahoo has updated its Yahoo Weather app for iOS with near-term rain and snow alerts. What does that mean? Well, 15 minutes before rain or snow is scheduled to begin, you’ll get an alert. That’s somewhat better than apps like...

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15:43
Apple TV outsold by Amazon’s Fire TV in 2014, now...

According to recent data released by Parks Associates, Apple TV currently is the fourth most popular streaming media device based on 2014 sales, down from third place in 2013. Roku, according to the data, is the most popular streaming media device manufacturer with 34 percent of the market, while Google’s Chromecast accounted for 23 percent of sales.

Apple TV’s fall from third to fourth in 2014 is largely due to the introduction of...

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15:15
With streaming media devices on the rise, a new...

Apple will reportedly debut a new, impressively revamped Apple TV at a September event, though the company hasn't firmed this. Hopefully the rumor is true because Apple's set-top box needs something to beef up sales. 

A new Parks Associates report on streaming media devices reports four brands – Amazon, Apple, Google, and Roku – accounted for 86 percent of all units sold to U.S. broadband households in 2014. Roku continues to lead streaming media device sales in the U.S. with 34 percent of units sold in 2014. Google is second with 23%, and new entrant Amazon overtook Apple for third place, says Barbara Kraus, director of Research, Parks Associates. 

On the other hand, the Parks Associates report says that Google Chromecast has 19 percent of the market, the Apple TV has 17 percent, and Amazon Fire TV devices have 14...

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14:36
Apple TV sales slip to fourth place in US streaming...

According to research released Thursday, Apple TV was overtaken by upstart Amazon in the U.S. streaming device marketplace during 2014, dropping Apple's offering to fourth place in a burgeoning sector it helped create.

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