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Wednesday December 17

03:29
Toast Titanium 12.0.1 - The ultimate media toolkit;...

Toast Titanium goes way beyond the very basic burning in the Mac OS and iLife software, and sets the standard for burning CDs, DVDs, and now Blu-ray discs on the Mac. Create superior sounding audio CDs with smooth crossfades and transitions. Enjoy your TV shows anywhere with exclusive TiVoToGo and EyeTV burning. Convert and export video for an iPod, PSP, mobile phone, and more. Burn files of any size, and automatically catalog the contents of your discs. Copy your audio CDs, movies and DVDs. There is no easier or faster way to save, share, and enjoy your digital media on disc.



Version 12.0.1:

  • Add OS X 10.10 Yosemite compatibility



  • OS X 10.5 or later



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02:54
QuickBooks 2015 16.0.2.1422 R3 - Financial...

Save 20% on QuickBooks Pro for Mac today through this special discount link

QuickBooks Pro 2013 helps you manage your business easily and efficiently. Organize your finances all in one place, track money going in and out of your business, and spot areas where you can save.

  • Built for Mac OS - Looks and works like you'd expect
  • Create invoices, pay bills, and manage expenses
  • Gain insight into your business with over 100 reports
  • New tool lets you easily track mileage
  • New multi-user options offer simultaneous access to QuickBooks data



Version 16.0.2.1422 R3:

  • Budgets
    • Fixed an issue that caused two QuickMath icons to appear when using TAB key to navigate through the budget form.
    • Fixed an issue that caused the preference "Pressing Return moves between fields" to not work in the Budget window...

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Tuesday December 16

23:25
Apple's iPhone gains share, will likely topple...

According to new quarterly figures from industry analysts Gartner, enormous growth by Apple's iPhone has eroded worldwide mobile phone share -- including both smartphones and feature phones -- from top seller Samsung and second-place Nokia, with Apple potentially taking the second spot from Nokia after this quarter's expected record-breaking iPhone sales are announced. For the most recent quarter, Apple was within one percentage point of matching Nokia in a market seeing strong overall growth....



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20:19
Hands On: Movavi Video Editor (OS X, Windows)

Try as you might, you're not going to revolutionize how video is edited: whatever application you're using, the process has been roughly the same since we ditched celluloid and razor blades. Equally, you're not likely to easily replace Apple's iMovie for ease of use, nor Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro X for high-end professionals. Movavi Video Editor, an editor for Windows that has just made the jump to OS X, definitely aims at being very simple to use -- but it's also intended for the ever-growing number of us who just want to quickly get video out to people....



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20:11
Tortured Logic

Adam Goldman and Peyton Craighill, writing for The Washington Post, “New Poll Finds Majority of Americans Think Torture Was Justified After 9/11 Attacks”:

A majority of Americans think that the harsh interrogation
techniques used on terrorism suspects after the Sept. 11, 2001,
attacks were justified, even as about half of the public says the
treatment amounted to torture, according to a new Washington
Post-ABC News poll.

By a margin of almost 2 to 1 — 59 percent to 31 percent — those
interviewed said that they support the CIA’s brutal methods, with
the vast majority of supporters saying that they produced valuable
intelligence.

In general, 58 percent say the torture of suspected terrorists can
be justified “...

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19:55
Max Max Returns
19:04
Pixelmator for Mac gets pinch-to-zoom support and a...

Popular image editor Pixelmator has been updated today with a whole host of new features, fixes, and improvements. First on the list is something many users (myself included!) have been hoping to see for quite a while now: full support for Apple’s pinch-to-zoom gesture. The update also makes the Shapes, Gradients, and Styles palettes capable of scrolling and being resized.

There are also a ton of smaller improvements in the update, such as fixes for missing scrollbars, control-click functionality, minimizing by double-clicking the title bar, and more. Speed improvements have also been made to allow for more responsive resizing of palettes.

iCloud Drive bug fixes have been applied, memory leaks in some tools...

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19:01
Remotix 3.0.6 - Access all your computers from...

Remotix is a fast and powerful application to easily access multiple Macs (and PCs) from your own Mac.

Features:

  • Complete Apple Screen Sharing support - including Mac OS X login, clipboard synchronization, Apple adaptive codec and multiple display configurations
  • Automatic Bonjour server discovery as well as network scanners to find Macs and PCs to connect to
  • Complete SSH tunelling support with public-key and password authentication
  • Quick-access icon in Mac OS X menu for instant access to stored servers
  • Clean user interface



Version 3.0.6:

  • Stability improvements



  • OS X 10.7 or later



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18:13
Flaw in online boarding passes enable anyone to view...

Dani Grant, the founder of the security research group Hackers of NY, has reported a serious flaw in the way that Delta and potentially other airlines handle online boarding passes, often displayed on smartphone screens to gain entry to flights. Grand discovered that if she shared the URL to her Delta online boarding pass, anybody could download and potentially redeem it. Even more disturbingly, when she changed with the last digit of the seemingly random numbers in the URL, she could view someone else's online boarding pass, which might even be on an entirely different airline....



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18:00
Google Drive update makes it easy to upload from...

Google quietly updated the free Google Drive app to version 3.4.0 yesterday, improving the iOS version with some features that should make Google's cloud solution more competitive with the likes of iCloud drive and Dropbox.

The biggest addition for ...

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17:56
TAG Heur Announces Plans for Mechanical Smartwatch

Swiss watchmaker TAG Heur (TAG) is getting on the smartwatch bandwagon, possibly in a big way. Part of the luxury conglomerate LVMH, TAG is working on making an Intel-powered smartwatch that also includes a mechanical movement. Bryan Chaffin argues this is the beginning of Apple Watch's effect on the luxury watch market, even if TAG's head watch person doesn't quite understand why.


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17:48
Waze mapping app updated with iOS 8 widget, improved...


Popular mapping application Waze was updated today to version 3.9.2. According to the app’s change log (below), it’s gotten several design tweaks to areas, including the location sharing interface and quick-messaging screen, which allows you to quickly notify friends that you’re on the way.

The app also gained a Today view widget that displays the estimated travel time to your home or work addresses, and allows you to quickly get directions to either location by tapping on them. You can also send your ETA to friends from the widget while navigating to your destination.

Traffic data is now improved when changing a route to avoid slowdowns, and a new setting allows the map to automatically swap...

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17:24
The Racket

A fascinating piece by Mat Honan on a business that had big plans for journalism, but we’ll never see it.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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17:22
Cards supported by Apple Pay now reflect 90% of card...

On Tuesday Apple announced that ten new banks have agreed to work with Apple Pay to offer credit card support. With those additions, plus the recent additions of SunTrust, Barclaycard, and USAA banks, Apple Pay now accepts credit cards that represent about 90 percent of US credit card transaction volume, according to the New York Times.

That number bodes well for Apple and its nascent mobile payment platform that launched in October of this year. The service lets users buy goods at NFC-enabled terminals in brick-and-mortar stores, as well as pay with a single tap in the iTunes store and in other compatible apps.

The challenge for the adoption of mobile payments platforms like Apple Pay and Google Wallet, which debuted three years prior to Apple Pay’s...

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17:00
Hands-on with the Twelve South BookBook for iPhone 6...

Twelve South has released its iconic BookBook for the iPhone 6 Plus (US$59.99), and if you're looking for something to replace your thin protective case, your stand case, and your wallet, you've come to the right place. Check out the review, then ent...

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16:30
Google Wallet app updated with Touch ID support and...

Google has updated the Google Wallet app for iOS with a few nifty new features. On the security front the app now features support for Touch ID, allowing users to avoid using a PIN to open the mobile wallet. Users can also now access their loyalty an...

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16:00
Wthr Complete is a weather app with details and a...

There are so many weather apps out there... As a general rule, I often find that the pretty ones don't have a lot of information, and the ones with more information provided have worse user interfaces.

Wthr Complete (US$1.99) breaks that rule by add...

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15:58
∞ Thoughts On iPad Sales

I’ve been asked by analysts, industry insiders, and Apple users over the last several financial quarters if I’m worried about Apple’s iPad sales. The simple answer to that question is: no, I’m not. [...]

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15:57
Updated Google Drive gets iOS 8 extensibility...

In a pair of app updates on Tuesday, Google rolled out an update to its Google Drive app with support for iOS 8 extensibility, which lets users upload documents and files to the cloud from outside sources, while Instagram introduced five new photo filters and management tools.

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15:50
Apple wins iPod antitrust lawsuit, avoids potential...

It was a banner day for Apple’s legal department.

Or at least the legal team got to clear out an old and potentially costly lawsuit.

Per 9to5Mac and CNBC, a jury has decided that Apple is not guilty of violating antitrust laws in the decade-old lawsuit involving the iPod, iTunes Music Store, and digital rights management usage. The jury had to determine if the iTunes updates affecting customers’ iPods were “genuine product improvements” with Apple citing security concerns for implementing the usage of DRM.

Had the jury decided Apple did violate antitrust laws through its practices, the company could have been responsible for damages of up to US$1 billion.

However, Apple argued throughout...

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15:30
Apple removes white power bands from iTunes

The iTunes music store is a great way for small independent artists to give people access to their music, but it's no longer a good place for white power bands. Following a report from the Southern Poverty Law Center on the large number of albums fro...

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15:26
Jimi’s influence

This course is for Hendrix fans who want to learn his unique style of blues playing. Taking cues from Red House and Voodoo Chile Blues, this course will not disappoint.

Anthony Stauffer just released new guitar lessons teaching you all about Jimi Hendrix, one of the greatest guitarists to ever pick up the instrument.

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15:24
Apple ceases online sales in Russia due to extreme...

Bloomberg reported on Tuesday that Apple has ceased all online sales in Russia as the country has been unable to keep its currency from fluctuating dramatically. In the last month, Apple had already increased the price of its iPhone 6 in that country by 25 percent due to currency uncertainties.

“Our online store in Russia is currently unavailable while we review pricing,” Alan Hely, a spokesman for the Cupertino, California-based company, told Bloomberg. “We apologize to customers for any inconvenience.” It is uncertain when Apple will reinstate its operations in Russia.

Bloomberg noted that the Ruble sank 19 percent today, "with a surprise interest-rate increase failing to stem a run on the currency.” At one point during the day, the ruble sank to 80 on the dollar.

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15:11
Apple iBooks antitrust hearing analysis

Bryan Chaffin does a very good job on this piece. I especially like page 2, but it’s all worth a read.

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15:02
OWC offers sensor kits, allowing third-party HD...

In a post today on its Rocket Yard blog, Other World Computing (OWC) announced a new in-line digital thermal sensor for owners who want to upgrade the hard drives in their iMacs. The sensor kits are compatible with models from 2009 all the way up to the latest 2014 Retina 5K model, allowing the use of third-party replacement hard drives (which the company conveniently sells), overcoming a troublesome proprietary issue on the machines....



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15:00
Vivitar DVR794HD Action Cam: You get what you pay for

Like many TUAW readers, I'm one of those people who has been drooling over the GoPro Hero4 Black action camera since it was recently released. But at US$500, it's a bit on the high side for someone who doesn't actually engage in a lot of activities t...

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15:00
Safari 8.0.3 beta, Safari 7.1.3 beta, and Safari 6....

Safari 8.0.3 beta, Safari 7.1.3 beta, and Safari 6.2.3 beta Now Available

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15:00
Safari 8.0.3 beta, Safari 7.1.3 beta, and Safari 6....

Safari 8.0.3 beta, Safari 7.1.3 beta, and Safari 6.2.3 beta Now Available

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14:30
Off the Rails is a great roller coaster game with a...

Of course all roller coaster games have their twists and turns, but Off the Rails (US$1.99) lets you build a complex roller coaster in real time as you steer. As you move your iPad or iPhone you see the roller coaster being constructed in front of yo...

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14:20
9to5Toys Last Call: Logitech accessories up to 50%...

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

Today’s can’t miss deals:

Up to 50% off select Logitech mice, keyboards, tablet accessories and more

V-MODA Crossfade M-80 On-Ear Noise-Isolating Headphones...

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14:12
Track Sports and Fitness Jumping on Your iPhone with...

Basketball and volleyball players rejoice. There's a new tracker just for you that monitors how you jump. The tracker, called VERT, monitors how high you jump, your jump rate, and tracks other jumping-related data, too. VERT sends the information wirelessly to your iPhone or smartwatch, and there's a companion app for coaches who want to monitor players in real time. VERT is priced at US$124.99, and the basic companion app is a free download at Apple's iTunes-based App Store. The app for coaches costs $99.99 and includes the ability to monitor for potential injuries before they happen.


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14:11
TAG Heuer to take on Apple Watch with smartwatch...

Swiss luxury watch maker TAG Heuer on Tuesday announced plans to bring a branded smartwatch to market with the help of unnamed tech companies, a move spurred on in part by Apple Watch.

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14:00
See what's 'round you with RoundMe

Anyone who knows me understands that I live with an all-consuming travel lust. There's nothing I like more than going out to see what else is in the world. It's a prohibitively expensive fascination, so I'm often forced to accept compromises. RoundMe...

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13:51
Guitar picks made from different materials

Everything affects your tone when playing the guitar.

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13:44
Skype Begins Dismantling the Language Barrier


Microsoft on Monday announced the first phase of its Skype Translator preview program, which initially will facilitate conversations between English and Spanish speakers. The translator will convert spoken words both ways. It also will translate instant messages in 40 languages. Translations occur in near-real time. Participants must run Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 Technical Preview on a desktop or tablet. Children in two schools -- one in Mexico City and one in Tacoma, Washington -- have tried out Skype Translator.

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13:39
Delta security flaw enables passengers to access...

Hackers of NY founder Dani Grant has discovered (via Engadget) a security flaw that enables Delta passengers to access the boarding passes of others, even those flying with different airlines like Southwest. Grant realized that she could share a link allowing anyone to download her boarding pass, and then change one digit in the URL and be presented with a completely different boarding pass belonging to someone else.

But in case you were planning on ditching your family party in Maine to lay on the beach in Malibu these holidays, don’t get too excited. While this security flaw is a serious privacy concern that should promptly be addressed, it won’t allow for a...

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13:30
Work on Apple's new Union Square site begins as...

Apple's plans to build a new Union Square retail store in San Francisco are finally getting started with the demolition of an existing building. Meanwhile, just down the street the company's current store is getting a holiday "Winter Walk" plaza treatment.

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13:30
Instagram for iOS gets five new filters, slo-mo...

Instagram has released a new update that introduces some exciting features to the photo sharing application. Instagramers can now upload slo-mo videos to the service, ensuring an uptick in adorable clips of pets and children his holiday season. In ad...

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13:17
Google Drive for iOS now lets you upload files from...

Google announced today that an update rolling out to its Google Drive iOS app will allow users to upload files from other apps as well as access custom made maps through Google’s My Maps feature.

The ability to upload files from other apps into Drive is limited to iOS 8 users, and the Google My Maps integration is limited to viewing and sharing the custom maps currently.

For creating custom maps with Google My Maps, you’ll still need the desktop app. Earlier this month Google integrated the My Maps custom maps creation tool into the web version of Drive.

The updated Google Drive app for iPhone and iPad...

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13:16
The latest iOS apps for Dec. 16

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

Top Apps & Games Group has announced Splash Burst. It's a free chain reaction puzzle game with 800 levels.

Pelfunc has released Heart Rate Touch. It's an US$2.99 optical heart rate monitor that uses light to track your blood.

Stickers has introduced VOOL. The free app lets you create and edit animated movies.

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13:16
24U Software releases 24U FM Bench 1.2

24U Software (http://www.24usoftware.com/) has released 24U FM Bench 1.2, an update of its benchmarking tool for optimizing FileMaker 13 product line and business processes.

24U FM Bench is designed to help developers with the whole optimization process from benchmarking through analyzing, identifying bottleneck, optimizing, and reporting results. Version 1.2 brings improved FileMaker Go measurement with maximum accuracy, compatibility across the whole FileMaker 13 product line, and other minor improvements.

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13:00
Finally, an app to keep friends from wanting to hang...

Do you have too many friends? Do you absolutely hate when someone wants to hang out with you? Are you the kind of person who is far too important to field a text from each individual friend and would simply like to put a big "Do Not Disturb" sign on ...

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12:52
As Russia's Ruble Derails, Apple Halts Online...

Bloomberg's reporter Tim Higgins broke the news that Apple has halted online sales in Russia due to “extreme” ruble fluctuations. Tom Giles reporting on Bloomberg TV tells us that the story is unfolding.

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12:51
Giveaway: win a PowerSkin PowerStand!

Until Wednesday December 17 at 11:59PM ET, PowerSkin has a buy-one-get-one free offer on their popular PowerStand battery charger. To help get the word out, they have teamed up with MacNN to give away one of these portable battery chargers to one of our readers. Read on to learn more about this battery charger and other special offers from PowerSkin....



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12:46
Lifetime Access To Over 5,000 Adobe Authorized...

This deal has proven to be quite popular: it's lifetime access to more than 5,000 hours of video tutorials for Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Premier, all of Adobe's powerful applications. Learning how to use them, let alone learning how to make the most of them, comes with a steep learning curve, and Adobe likes to rewrite its own UI rules with each new version. Thanks to our friends at StackSocial, you can get lifetime access to more than 5,00 Adobe-Authorized training videos for just $79. That level of pass is usually $500, so if you're looking for the training, get on it.


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12:44
Apple halts online sales in Russia in wake of...

Apple is temporarily shutting down its Russian online store while it reviews pricing, according to company spokesman Alan Hely. The value of the country's currency, the ruble, dropped 19 percent today despite attempts to stall a months-long decline using an interest rate increase. Apple's reaction is unusually sharp, given that the company normally just adjusts prices on the fly in foreign stores if there's a significant currency fluctuation. In November, it hiked the Russian cost of the iPhone 6 by 25 percent....



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12:32
Workflow for iOS review: An awesome Mac-like app for...

Macworld:

The first true automator for iOS, Workflow takes full advantage of Apple’s looser restrictions on sharing to bring new levels of interactivity and multitasking to our handheld devices. More versatile than the situational IFTTT and more powerful than even Launch Center Pro’s slick system of shortcuts, Workflow’s endlessly customizable actions integrate seamlessly into the apps you already use to help you work smarter, faster, and just plain better.

I have yet to try this app (not really the target customer), but if my Twitter feed is any indication, many people find it incredibly useful.

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12:30
Race to the bottom with Social Downhill

Ride, Run, "n" Record is now Social Downhill. This free universal runs on iOS 7.0 or later and is intended for gravity sports enthusiasts. So if you are a longboarder, downhill mountain bike rider, skier or snowboarder, you should take a look.

The l...

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12:29
Apple stops online sales in Russia over Ruble...

Bloomberg:

Apple Inc. halted online sales of its products in Russia due to “extreme” ruble fluctuations, showing how the currency’s swings are rippling out to international businesses.

The iPhone and iPad maker stopped sales from its Web store as Russia’s currency lost as much as 19 percent today.

Not good news for Russian Christmas shoppers, among others.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:28
Pantone’s color of the year for 2015

The impactful, full-bodied qualities of Marsala make for an elegant, grounded statement color when used on its own or as a strong accent to many other colors.

It’s a pleasing color.

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12:25
Forums: unresponsive 13-inch MBP

This week in the MacNN Forums Moderator "Thorzdad" and fellow forum-members have been trying to determine why a 13-inch MacBook Pro has suddenly gone unresponsive. It won't boot, light up or make any sounds after failing to recharge two nights ago. With the holidays fast approaching, the debate continues about which phone is a better choice, the iPhone 6 or the iPhone 6+ in a thread started shortly after the phone was released....



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12:17
Apple deals: refurbished 27-inch iMacs from $1,489

Right now at Apple's online store take advantage of steep price cuts on 27-inch iMac models. The 27-inch iMac with a 3.2GHz Intel quad-core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 1TB hard drive has been reduced by $310 to $1,489. Save $340 on the refurbished 27-inch iMac with a 3.4GHz Intel quad-core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 1TB hard drive, now $1,659....



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12:16
DealNN: $200 off 11.6-inch MBA, now $900

This week at BestBuy.com save $20 on the current-generation 11.6-inch MacBook Air which has been discounted from $1,100 down to $900. That price break makes this the best price we have seen by around $80. Free 2-day shipping is included, and sales tax applies for residents of most states. This MBA features a 1.4GHz Intel 4th generation Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, 256GB of solid state storage and comes with Yosemite pre-installed. Included is a 1 year warranty on parts and labor from Apple....



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12:16
Apple beats iTunes antitrust case a decade in the...

A jury decided Tuesday that Apple wasn’t trying to monopolize digital music when it added FairPlay, a digital rights management technology, to songs it
sold on iTunes. The class-action suit against Apple was a decade in the making, but it took jurors just three hours to reach a verdict: Apple wins.

The lawsuit covered iPods purchased between September 2006 and March 2009, when only songs purchased in iTunes—and thereby protected by FairPlay—or
imported from CDs would play on the devices. The jury was asked to decide whether two versions of iTunes, which included iPod firmware that made songs from
rival services incompatible with the devices, were major product improvements or designed specifically to block rival services. One of the iTunes versions
was tossed out of contention, and the jury decided that the other iTunes update did actually...

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12:15
LVMH has a Smartwatch Project in the Making to Help...

Earlier this month we posted a report titled "Intel is on a Roll of Late with Wearables and they Just Might be Powering Tag Heuer's First Smartwatch in 2015." In an earlier October report we reported that Jean-Claude Biver, president of LVMH's watch division stated that Apple's forthcoming Apple Watch was "too feminine" and suggested it wouldn't stand the test of time. At LVMH's headquarter today in Switzerland that they started on their smartwatch project four months ago in the hopes of challenging the Apple Watch later in 2015.

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12:00
FullContact keeps contact information in sync

I let Apple's iCloud manage my contact information, but I understand that not everyone does. If you live on the Google side of contact management, check out FullContact. It's a service that keeps all relevant information in sync between devices, whil...

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11:57
News: Apple halts online sales in Russia

Apple has ceased sales on its online stores in Russia due to “extreme” fluctuations in the ruble, Bloomberg reports. A spokesperson for Apple stated that the Russian online store is “currently unavailable while we review pricing.” With Russia’s currency varying wildly in recent weeks, Apple has already been working to deal with the changes, with the company increasing the price of the iPhone 6 by 25 percent in that country....

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11:38
Apple Wins iPod Antitrust Suit

A jury took three hours to decide that Apple was not guilty of using iPod and iTunes digital rights management (DRM) restrictions to stifle competition. In a trial a decade in the making, jurors decided that changes from iTunes 6 to iTunes 7 were meaningful, and not a scheme to boost Apple's market share.


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11:32
Apple suspends online sales in Russia amid currency...

"Extreme" swings in the value of the Russian Ruble have caused Apple to temporarily shutter its online store in the Eurasian nation, after a midnight interest rate hike sent the currency plunging nearly 20 percent.

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11:31
Apple halts online sales in Russia to review pricing...

Bloomberg reports this afternoon that Apple has ceased online sales in Russia due to “extreme” fluctuations in the value of the ruble. Apple has previously attempted to combat the unpredictable swings in the country’s official currency by adjusting the prices of its products, having most recently increased the price of the iPhone 6 by 25% in the country last month.

Apple confirmed that it has halted online sales in Russia as it looks to re-evaluate pricing in the country. “Our online store in Russia is currently unavailable while we review pricing,” Alan Hely, a spokesman for the Cupertino, California-based company, said to Bloomberg today in an e-mailed statement. “We apologize to customers for any...

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11:30
Review: STM Dux for iPhone 6

We've reviewed Dux ($30) before as an iPad case, but STM has now released a version of the case for iPhone 6. Dux features rubberized edges and a clear polycarbonate back to show off the iPhone. There's coverage for the sleep/wake button and volume controls, and a small loop on the lower right corner of the case allows for a lanyard attachment. The case comes in red or black.{/exp:char_limit}

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11:29
Apple Wins iTunes DRM Case

An anonymous reader sends word that Apple's iTunes DRM case has already been decided. The 8-person jury took only a few hours to decide that the features introduced in iTunes 7.0 were good for consumers and did not violate antitrust laws. Following the decision, the plaintiff's head attorney Patrick Coughlin said an appeal is already planned. He also expressed frustrations over getting two of the security features — one that checks the iTunes database, and another that checks each song on the iPod itself — lumped together with the other user-facing features in the iTunes 7.0 update, like support for movies and games. "At least we got a chance to get it in front of the jury," he told reporters. ... All along, Apple's made the case that its music store, jukebox software, and hardware was simply an integrated system similar to video game consoles from Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo. It built all those pieces to work together, and thus it would be unusual to expect any one piece from...

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11:25
BetterZip Quick Look Generator 1.5 - Lets you view...

BetterZip Quick Look Generator lets you view the contents of compressed archives through OS X's Quick Look functions. Simply select an archive in the Finder, in Mail, or Spotlight and press the spacebar. You will immediately be presented with a neatly formatted table of the archive's contents that you can browse.

The currently supported archive formats are: ZIP, TAR, GZip, BZip2, ARJ, LZH, ISO, CHM, CAB, CPIO, RAR, 7-Zip, DEB, RPM, SIT, DiskDoubler, BinHex, and MacBinary.

You can change various view options, set whether hidden files in the archive should be displayed or not, and whether you wish to look into file packages.



Version 1.5:

  • Fixes a few problems with OS X 10.10
  • Updated the look to better fit in with other Quick Look panels on OS X 10.9 and 10.10



  • OS X 10.6 or later



Download Now...

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11:22
∞ The importance of product packaging and...

Like most people these days, I demand quality from the products I purchase. I want quality design, functionality, and I want them to be built from quality materials so they last. I demand it. [...]

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11:21
Apple Stomps on Samsung with North American "...

Last month a report from market research firm Strategy Analytics noted that Samsung Electronics’ smartphone market share in North America fell from 36.2 percent to 24.8 percent between the second and third quarters of this year, hitting a record low since the third quarter of 2012. Apple, meanwhile, increased its share by six percentage points to 33.9 percent. Now a new report from Chitika is reporting that not only is Apple clobbering Samsung in North America for web traffic, they're also beating them handily in respect to App traffic/usage rates.

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11:20
Announcing new Excel 2013 BI stability and usability...

Recently we announced a new public update to Excel 2013 that includes major stability and usability improvements in Self Service BI scenarios—especially when Power Query, Power Pivot and Power View are involved. For this release we eliminated over 120 bugs, crashes and hangs and introduced two new important usability improvements that aim to make the analysts’ work smoother.

If you have automatic updates enabled for your Office 365 subscription, you should receive the latest Excel update soon. If you don’t have automatic updates enabled in Excel, go to File > Account > Update Options > Update Now.

If you are running a perpetual Office edition then you will need to install the following updates through Windows Update or Microsoft Download Center – KB2910929, KB2899498,...

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11:20
My Search: a New Display for a Mac Pro, Part I

John Martellaro has been hunting for a new display for his 2013 Mac Pro. The Apple Thunderbolt display would normally be a strong candidate, but it was quickly eliminated from the competition. In this Part I, John explains the research he did in preparation for a new display.


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11:10
Instagram adds five new filters and gives you...

December is always the blurriest month, our vision clouded by snowstorms and twinkle lights. Instagram on Tuesday rolled out an update that introduces five new filters, and a new method of previewing all the filters by seeing them over a blurred thumbnail of the image you just took.

The new filters (click to enlarge).

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11:07
TAG Heuer Announces Smartwatch Plans as Threat From...

High-end Swiss watchmakers have generally been publicly dismissive of any threat posed by Apple's upcoming smartwatch, but now that the Watch is creeping closer to launch, fashion watch leaders are starting to take notice. According to Reuters, Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer has changed course and begun preparing a smartwatch and is willing to forge partnerships and acquire companies in order to produce an original luxury offering to compete with Apple Watch.

This endeavor is a marked change for the luxury watch maker, which is the largest brand under LVMH's umbrella. Following Apple's Watch announcement, LVMH watch chief and TAG Heuer interim chief executive Jean-Claude Biver dismissed the smart watch, saying it was "too feminine" and looked like "it was designed by a student in their first trimester." He...

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11:04
Jury finds in favor of Apple in iPod/iTunes DRM...

The jury for the iPod/iTunes DRM lawsuit has ruled that Apple didn't violate antitrust laws by blocking music from rival storefronts in iTunes software updates, Reuters reports. The verdict was rendered in less than a day, following closing arguments on Monday. Had the jury swung in favor of the plaintiffs, the company could have owed some $350 million in penalties....



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11:00
Group Text+ and Email+: New from developer Contrast

Developer Contrast today delivered two new iOS apps to the App Store, Group Text+ (US$1.99 during launch) and Email+ ($2.99). The idea behind these new apps? In the case of Group Text+, making it fast and easy to send SMS or iMessage texts to a group...

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10:52
Apple shares updated aerial shot of Campus 2...

Apple today shared an updated official aerial shot of its under construction Campus 2 project through the City of Cupertino’s website. 

The new shot gives a different angle since the last time Apple checked in late last month and shows more of the earthwork and greenery of the surrounding campus.

Apple’s General Project Schedule posted on the City of Cupertino’s webpage tracking the project remains the same, however, with street utilities and demolition work expected to finish this year, earthwork continuing into early 2015, and building construction into late 2016:

Apple...

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10:52
Contrast launches Group Text+, Email+ apps for iOS

It’s neat stuff in a road warrior kind of way.

On Tuesday, Contrast, makers of Launch Center Pro, launched a pair of shortcut programs for iOS.

The first app, Group Text+, makes it easy to message the people you care about using iMessage and SMS. Users can mix and match contacts, groups, images, and text snippets to quickly compose messages. The second app, Email+ does the same, but with email. And they both have handy sharing extensions for use in other apps.

The company stated that in lieu of creating a single app for both functions, they quickly realized that doing both messaging and email in a single app added a lot of complexity, both to the UI and to the code. Separating the apps allowed the developer to deliver a focused experience that makes each app better on its own.

Group Text+ is...

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10:51
VERT is a new device for measuring jump data

VERT has released the VERT Wearable Jump Rate Monitor, a sports wearable that measures jump rate. The device pairs with an iOS app that can be monitored by coaches during use, and instantly provides jump rate, jump height and any additional jump-related measurements.

As an added benefit all users will have the ability to view and track VERT Jump data on smartwatches for review. VERT Jump retails for $124.99, and it is available now at www.myvert.com. The iOS app costs $99.99 and is available at the Apple App Store.

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10:34
TMO Daily Observations: 2014-12-16

Apple presented its appeal in the DOJ's ebook antitrust case, and it looks like the the judge panel is at least somewhat sympathetic to the iPad maker's arguments. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at the case, the panel's reactions to Apple and the DOJ's arguments, and Judge Denise Cote's original ruling.


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10:25
News: Apple found not guilty in iPod, iTunes Store...

Apple has been cleared of wrongdoing in the recent antitrust case on iPod and iTunes Store lock-in, The Verge reports. The decade-old class-action lawsuit accused Apple of putting procedures in place in iTunes 7.0 that would remove music found on iPods from competing music services. Apple, for its part, claimed that the measures were simply “extra security” that the company added to its iPod and iTunes platforms in 2006. The lawsuit originally…

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10:24
Apple not guilty in iPod DRM case

Delivering a unanimous verdict today, the group said Apple’s iTunes 7.0, released in the fall of 2006, was a “genuine product improvement,” meaning that new features (though importantly increased security) were good for consumers. Plaintiffs in the case unsuccessfully argued that those features not only thwarted competition, but also made Apple’s products less useful since customers could not as easily use purchased music or jukebox software from other companies with the iPod.

Good. These stupid lawsuits have to stop.

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10:22
Apple emerges victorious in iPod antitrust lawsuit

Less than 24 hours after closing arguments were presented in Apple's iPod antitrust lawsuit, a jury ruled that Apple did not violate any antitrust laws when it took proactive measures to prevent songs downloaded from competing music services from bei...

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10:20
iOS 8.1.3 update in development, web traffic...

Although it recently released iOS 8.1.2, and is well into development on iOS 8.2, Apple is also working on an interim v8.1.3 update, web traffic shows. The first hits from v8.1.3 devices appear to have come around December 8th, a day before v8.1.2 went live. Since then the number has increased, but just a "few dozen" have reportedly come from Apple's networks....



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10:15
Apple Wins iPod Antitrust Lawsuit, Found Not Guilty...

Jury deliberations for the iPod antitrust lawsuit Apple faced in court last week began on Monday, and it appears the jury has already reached a verdict just a day later. As reported by The Verge, the jury has sided with Apple, finding the company not guilty of harming consumers with anticompetitive practices.

In the class action lawsuit, the plaintiffs argued that Apple had deliberately crippled third-party music services by locking iPods and iTunes to its own ecosystem, which in turn artificially raised the price of Apple's products. At issue was a specific iTunes 7.0 update that disabled the DRM workarounds put in place by RealNetworks, a competing music service, allowing its music to be played on the iPod.

Apple argued that the iTunes update in question was done mainly to improve the iTunes service rather shut down third-party music services, a point that the...

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10:15
Apple's iTunes DRM didn't violate...

After years of litigation, Apple on Tuesday was found not to have violated U.S. antitrust laws with the FairPlay digital rights management software that prevented users from loading content from rival music stores on early iPods.

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10:09
Apple wins iPod & iTunes DRM antitrust case,...

Update — Apple’s statement via CNBC: “We thank the jury for their service and we applaud their verdict.”

A jury has decided that Apple is not guilty of violating antitrust laws in the decade-old lawsuit involving the iPod, iTunes Music Store, and digital rights management usage. The jury had to determine if the iTunes updates affecting customers’ iPods were “genuine product improvements” with Apple citing security concerns for implementing the usage of DRM.

Had the jury decided Apple did violate antitrust laws through its practices, the company could have been...

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10:08
Jury finds for Apple in iTunes case, throws out...

After just a few hours of deliberation, a jury of eight men and women threw out a long-running lawsuit against Apple that sought more than a billion dollars in damages.

In a verdict handed down a few minutes ago in Oakland federal court, the jury found that Apple's iTunes 7.0 constituted a genuine product improvement. That means it's the end of the case for the plaintiffs, who represented a class of around eight million consumers, as well as iPod resellers like Best Buy and Walmart.

The plaintiffs claimed that iTunes 7.0 included updates that were meant to push out Apple competitors like RealNetworks, which had a competing DRM system called "Harmony." After the 7.0 update, Real's competing DRM system wouldn't work with iPods.

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10:06
Samsung in talks to launch Apple Pay competitor

Re/code:

Samsung has discussed a deal with a payments startup that would help the smartphone maker unveil a wireless mobile payments system in 2015 to rival Apple, according to multiple sources.

Samsung at it again.

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10:00
Apple Pay expands to support 90 percent of US credit...

Apple today confirmed to the New York Times that its mobile payment service, Apple Pay, has expanded in recent weeks to include more than a dozen new banks and retailers. This expansion in the mobile payment service follows an earlier surge in new pa...

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09:55
Should We All Be Contributing to FOSS?


It's surely a testament to the shocking nature of the recent news about Devuan that the Linux blogosphere has been a rather quiet place of late. Yes, there was last week's Turla news, and yes, the holiday season is looming large, likely dampening more than a few spirits. Still, the atmosphere definitely has been subdued down at the blogosphere's seedy Punchy Penguin Saloon, as Linux fans have pondered this dramatic development in the ongoing Systemd saga. How, bloggers seemed to be wondering, did things get to this point?

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09:55
Google Wallet adds Touch ID support, Amazon brings...

Two of tech's biggest names unveiled significant updates to some flagship iOS apps this week, with Google allowing Wallet users to authenticate using their fingerprint and Amazon adding Goodreads integration and unlimited reading to its Kindle app.

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09:54
Google’s Photo Sphere Camera app adds library...



Google released its Photo Sphere Camera app for iPhone users a few months back with the ability to capture 360º images right from your device and share them over social media or even Google Maps.

Photo Sphere Camera can also be used without ever publishing images anywhere or sharing photo spheres with anyone, so today Google added tabs to the app’s library separating public and private photos....

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09:48
Sandvox 2.9.3 - Easily build eye-catching Web sites...

Sandvox is for Mac users who want to create a professional looking website quickly and easily. With Sandvox, you don't need to be a Web genius to build a stylish, feature-rich, standards-compliant website that's functional and user friendly. Sandvox's drag and drop interface lets you watch your website take shape and come to life as you build it. And, once finished, you can upload your site to your favorite host.

Whether you're a new website creator or a seasoned professional, you can make use of Sandvox to build the website of your dreams. New users can build a professional looking website in minutes and professional users can build an advanced, multimedia-rich site in no time at all.



Version 2.9.3:

  • Addresses an issue where some objects could disappear within Sandvox on OS X 10.10 Yosemite
  • Resolves an issue where composing a message to share a page on OS X 10.10 Yosemite would appear to have no link
  • Improves...

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09:48
Samsung in talks with LoopPay to create mobile...

Samsung is in talks with a Massachusetts-based startup, LoopPay, with the hope of launching a mobile payment platform in 2015, sources say. Whether or not Samsung has reached a deal is uncertain, and indeed one source says that talks could still break down. A second source states that a prototype version of the platform is already working on a Samsung phone....



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09:39
AAS releases Abstractions sound bank

Applied Acoustics Systems has released the Abstractions sound bank (http://tinyurl.com/mfsvdxp) for the Ultra Analog VA-2 synthesizer and AAS Player plug-ins in collaboration with artist and sound designer Richard Devine.

Abstractions is the third sound bank title by Devine in AAS’ Sound Bank Series following Microsound Textures for the Chromaphone creative percussion synthesizer and Harmonic Geometry for the String Studio VS-2 string modeling synthesizer. This collection of 127 signature sounds covers standard analog categories but revisited with Richard Devine’s unique aesthetics.

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09:30
Daily Deals for December 16, 2014, featuring...

It's time to save some of that hard-earned cash with our Daily Deals, featuring exclusive TUAW Deals, a handy list from Dealnews and our own handpicked iOS and OS X selections.

All prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly....

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09:29
Atama releases iOS and OS X SDK

Atama has released the Sesame2 Software Development Kit (SDK) for its Sesame2 Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Lock. The kit enables 2-Factor authentication for iOS and OS X apps.

It can be used for apps that handle sensitive data and apps that require multi-user support in less secure environments. The SDK makes the integration of Atama's Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Lock with iOS and OS X apps straightforward by handling all aspects of Bluetooth communication and more, according to the folks at Atama.

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09:28
Minor iOS 8.1.3 Update in the Works Ahead of Apple...

While Apple is actively beta testing iOS 8.2 with developers well in advance of its public launch in order to provide tools for building Apple Watch apps, it appears there will be at least one more minor software update before iOS 8.2 launches to the public. Over the past week, MacRumors has seen an increasing number of devices from Apple's networks and in general that are identifying themselves as running iOS 8.1.3, likely another bug fix update.

Visitors to MacRumors.com via Apple's networks from devices running iOS 8.1.3
The first sign of iOS 8.1.3 from Apple appeared in our logs December 8, just a day before the company released iOS 8.1.2 to the public to patch a minor issue with disappearing ringtones and deliver other minor bug fixes. A day later, Apple...

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09:15
4K video demand helps fuel DisplayPort standard

The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA), developer of the DisplayPort standard (www.displayport.org), says reported that DisplayPort adoption, VESA membership and DisplayPort-related specification development have all increased over the past year. 

This points to the growing demand for DisplayPort and related standards, fueled by displays with 4K and higher resolution, as well as smaller devices with more flexible connectivity. DisplayPort device certification grew to 1,395 devices to date in 2014, up from 805 devices at the beginning of the year.

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09:00
Yammer Enterprise now offered in Office 365...

In an effort to bring enterprise social networking to deskless workers, we’re excited to announce Yammer Enterprise is now included in the Office 365 kiosk plan. Many people in organizations spanning industries as diverse as healthcare, education, retail and hospitality, work on shared computers or other devices. Starting at $4 per user per month, the Office 365 K1 plan gives these employees access to the tools they need to be more productive, including 2 GB of Exchange Online email storage, access to SharePoint Sites and the ability to edit and view Office Online Documents on their mobile devices—and now Yammer Enterprise as well.

Yammer enables people to collaborate and share feedback with their team and across the company, and also keeps them connected to companywide announcements. Using Yammer in concert with Office 365 helps companies adapt and respond more quickly to customer...

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09:00
Manufacturing leader connects global employees and...

Kennametal, a leading material science and manufacturing company, wanted to become a tighter-knit organization so that it could bring products to market more quickly, which is no small endeavor with 14,000 employees spread around the world. To extend communication and collaboration to factory workers and make it easier for all employees to share ideas and foster skills building, the company adopted Microsoft Office 365. Kennametal embraced Microsoft Office 365 and now makes information, people, and answers readily accessible from mobile devices used on the factory floor, at home and on the road. Factory workers now access the company’s intranet through their personal devices, which improves their ability to work together to resolve issues, stay up-to-date on corporate information and contribute to the company’s greater mission. Engineers, scientists and other information workers collaborate across locations so that they can move forward more quickly with product development and...

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09:00
Google Apps brings families together

Tim Carroll is a senior product manager on the Office 365 team.

My Knucklehead Son doesn’t want to go to college. No, instead he wants to wander around the country in a Volkswagen camper van, posting his adventures on YouTube for legions of adoring fans, pausing just long enough to cup his hands under a gushing spigot of money piped in by grateful advertisers. I tell him he sounds like Google. I’m a cranky old coot, already, and Yes, I’m determined to crush his tender young dreams. I tell my Knucklehead Son that the best things in life are worth working for, that nothing good ever comes for free, and that knowledge is its own reward. I tell him there will always be the easy way and the right way, short-term answers versus enduring ones, and new experiments trying to challenge time-tested solutions. Don’t get me wrong, the idea of avoiding the expense of four more years of structured education and emotional coddling is not without its allure, but I tell my...

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09:00
Apple's iPod antitrust lawsuit hinges on iTunes...

Apple's iPod antitrust lawsuit wrapped up on Monday afternoon, capping off a week-long trial that has been close to 10 years in the making. Now, the case has been handed off to a jury that will deliberate whether or not Apple chose to keep its iTunes...

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08:59
Apple Pay grows, now supports 90% of U.S. credit...

Apple Pay is growing.

Per MacRumors and the New York Times,

With the list of Apple Pay-supported companies growing more every week, Apple has revealed that the new mobile payments service now supports cards representing about 90 percent of the credit card purchase volume in the United States. This is up from the 80 percent figure cited at Apple Pay’s launch just two months ago.

The article states that Apple Pay has grown in popularity with users as the rollout continues. Whole Foods saw more than 150,000 Apple Pay transactions in the first few days after release, and the service accounted for more than 50 percent of McDonald’s tap-to-pay purchases in November....

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08:44
Apple Pay wins over more banks, still seeking...

Customers of Chase, MasterCard, and Bank of America have already seen a major promotional push for Apple Pay, but now smaller banks and credit card providers are getting on board.

Apple now supports the cards that comprise 90 percent of credit card transactions in the U.S., according to a Tuesday New York Times report, with card issuers Barclaycard, SunTrust, and USAA joining the growing group of Apple Pay partners.

Ten banks started supporting Apple’s contactless payment solution on Tuesday. Associated Bank, BB&T, Black Hills FCU, Commerce Bank, Dupaco Community Credit Union, First Tennessee Bank, Idaho Central Credit Union, TD Bank North America, UW Credit Union, and WesBanco now allow their customers to pay for purchases with the tap of an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus.

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08:38
T-Mobile adding 'Data Stash' roll-over...

T-Mobile will allow its customers to bank unused data allowances for future use, it has revealed. The Uncarrier 8.0 announcement of "Data Stash" allows data to rollover from month to month, with leftover data stored on the account for up to a year, allowing the customer to go over their normal monthly data allowance at a later time....



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08:32
News: Apps of the Week: Endless Wordplay, 80 Days,...

New and Updated Games Endless Wordplay (free) — Originator’s “Endless” series of educational apps are some of our – and our kids’ – favorites on the App Store; Endless Numbers was in fact one of our picks in the Best iOS Kids’ Apps this year. Now, the team at Originator is back at it with a fourth installment in the series. This latest app takes the user beyond simply spelling words into word building, rhyming,…

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08:30
Google pretends the iPhone 6 doesn't exist in...

If you were looking for further proof that the iPhone 6 is setting a new standard for smartphone popularity the world over, look no further than Google's 2014 search trend wrap-up. In the U.S. and abroad, the iPhone 6 tops virtually every tech search...

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08:25
T-Mobile announces new 'Data Stash'...

U.S. wireless provider T-Mobile held its latest "Un-carrier" event on Tuesday, announcing new "Data Stash" plans that will roll over unused data from month to month, rather than resetting the cap for each billing cycle.

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08:16
T-Mobile launches “Un-carrier 8.0″, data stash...

It might not be the most ground breaking promotion to ever exist, but it could come in handy.

Per 9to5Mac, wireless carrier T-Mobile announced its latest Un-carrier initiative on Monday with a new “Data Stash” feature that allows customers to bank unused data and carry it over month-to-month for up to a year.

The carrier is also offering 10 GB free for new and qualifying customers to kick things off, but it notes that the “data does not begin carrying over until after free 10GB runs out.” The free 10GB promotion will last until 12/31/15.

There is no limit to the amount of data users can stash, according to T-Mobile, although data can only be banked for up to a year. T-Mobile’s 200MB Free Data for Life offer for tablet users isn’t eligible for data rollover.

T-Mobile...

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08:00
Ultrakam: Transform your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus into a...

4K video is becoming "The Next Big Thing", with screen resolution that is much greater than what you get from that measly 1920 x 1080 pixel display. Since there's not a lot of content available in the 4K format at this time, how do you impress your f...

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07:59
Briefly: Google Drive for iOS update, Waze 3.9.2

Google's cloud storage platform app has been updated for iOS today, now offering the ability to upload files from other sources. As reported last week, Apple has reversed its course on a policy that disallowed an app to upload content to iCloud Drive unless a file was created within the app itself. Google Drive for iOS v3.4.0 includes bug fixes and performance improvements, and file uploading to Drive from other apps and sources (such as iCloud Drive) can be executed on devices running iOS 8. Google Drive for iOS requires iOS 7.0 or later to run....



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07:55
Apple Pay Supporters Grow with More Retailers and...

Apple Pay, the mobile payment system Apple introduced with iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, is quickly growing and is now compatible with cards that make up about 90 percent of credit card purchases in the United States. The list of companies and banks supporting Apple pay has continued to rise and includes Barclaycard, TD Bank North America, Albertsons, Staples, and more.

The Mac Observer Spin: Looks like Apple isn't having any trouble at all getting banks and retailers excited about Apple Pay.


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07:53
T-Mobile announces Un-carrier 8.0: ‘Data Stash’...

T-Mobile announced its latest Un-carrier initiative today with a new “Data Stash” feature that allows customers to bank unused data and carry it over month-to-month for up to a year.

“Can you imagine your gas station siphoning unused gas from your car each month? The US wireless industry is even worse,” said John Legere, president and CEO for T-Mobile. “Americans have been gamed by the carriers into buying huge data plans – all to avoid getting screwed with overage penalties. Only to find out they bought more than they need which is then confiscated by the carrier. For the consumer it’s lose, lose.

It’s also offering 10 GB free for new and...

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07:49
T-Mobile Unveils New 'Data Stash' Program...

As part of its new Un-carrier 8.0 announcement, T-Mobile today unveiled its new "Data Stash" program that allows consumers to roll over their monthly unused data. At the end of the month, consumers will be able to store their unused data without limit for the next 12 months.

"Can you imagine your gas station siphoning unused gas from your car each month? The US wireless industry is even worse," said John Legere, president and CEO for T-Mobile. "Americans have been gamed by the carriers into buying huge data plans – all to avoid getting screwed with overage penalties. Only to find out they bought more than they need which is then confiscated by the carrier. For the consumer it’s lose, lose."

"That data is rightfully yours," added Legere. "And, we’re putting an end to this appalling industry practice today. With Data Stash, when you buy additional high-speed data, there’s no need to lose what you don’t...

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07:47
iOS 8 App Development Becomes a “Bring Me a Rock”...

Adam Engst, writing for TidBITS:

The common thread that ties these disparate apps together is that all are trying to take advantage of iOS 8’s new Extensibility features. Those include custom keyboards, Notification Center widgets, custom Share actions and extensions, photo and video editing extensions, and document provider extensions — iMore has a comprehensive explanation of Extensibility.

The problem is that Apple has not published clear guidelines about what is acceptable.

There are a lot of issues related to the App Store that are troubling developers.

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07:42
News: Apple Pay cards represent 90 percent of US...

Apple Pay now supports cards that “represent about 90 percent of the credit card purchase volume in the United States,” Apple has told The New York Times. Apple has repeatedly and consistently announced Apple Pay partnerships with more companies — ten more banks will back the mobile payment option today. Though the total amount of Apple Pay transactions on the supported cards is still a small number, the report notes that all of the…

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07:37
Review: Tylt’s Alin Glass and Tech21’s Impact Shield...

If your iPhone often shares a pocket or purse with keys, coins, or other metal objects, you know the very real risk of scratching or chipping the beautiful glass screen. Screen protectors solve this problem, and some are able to absorb the damage if your iPhone drops face-down towards the ground. Today, we’re looking at rival iPhone 6 screen protectors called Alin Glass from Tylt ($30) and Impact Shield from Tech21 ($35). (Alin Glass and...

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07:35
Samsung Eyeing LoopPay as Partner for Mobile Payment...

Samsung may be developing a mobile payment system to rival Apple Pay, reports Re/code. The Korean handset manufacturer reportedly is negotiating with payments startup LoopPay about the system, which it plans to debut it in 2015.

The combined Samsung and LoopPay system would allow customers to wave their Samsung phones at payment terminals instead of swiping credit cards or paying with cash or check. Samsung could leverage NFC in its phones and use that standard to wirelessly process payments.

A partnership with LoopPay could expand the service to a variety of new and old payment terminals. The LoopPay technology mimics a card swipe by recording payment information from a card's magnetic strip and transmitting those details to a retail card reader. Since...

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07:34
Confused Samsung Looking for an Apple Pay Equivalent

In September we reported that copycat Samsung was racing to integrate PayPal into their next Gear smartwatch so that they could match the Apple Watch's use of Apple Pay. Now a new rumor is claiming that Samsung is discussing a possible deal with a payments startup called LoopPay.

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07:27
iPhone Apps: PDFpen, Screens, Calendars 5
07:23
Pixelmator 3.3.1 - Powerful layer-based image editor...

Pixelmator is a beautifully designed, easy-to-use, fast, and powerful image editor for OS X. It has everything you need to create, edit, and enhance your images.

Pixelmator is a layer-based image editor. You can quickly create layers from your photos, other pictures, from selections, or even your iSight. Yes, Pixelmator can add a layer to your composition directly from your Mac's little camera. Not only can you link and arrange added layers, but Pixelmator also allows you to blend layers, change their opacity, create clipping masks, or even add layer masks to hide some portions of a layer.



Version 3.3.1: New features

  • Pinch to zoom support
  • Resize and scroll features added to Shapes, Gradients, and Styles palettes.

Fixes and improvements

  • The horizontal scrollbar is now properly visible, as is the document's bottom side.
  • The Info bar now displays X and Y coordinates properly.
  • ...

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07:22
Samsung reportedly planning Apple Pay rival...

On the same day that Apple Pay reached a sign-up rate of 90% of US bank cards by transaction volume, Samsung is reportedly planning to launch a rival mobile payment service that would work with 100% of cards and payment terminals on day one.

Re/code suggests that the company is in talks with LoopPay, a startup which describes itself as “the most accepted mobile wallet on the planet.” Instead of using an NFC chip for contactless payment, LoopPay transmits a magnetic signal which simulates the swiping of the magnetic strip on a card. That means it works with all cards and all payment terminals, contactless or not … 

LoopPay currently...

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07:13
Sony Sends News Outlets a Stern but Toothless Warning


On behalf of Sony Pictures Entertainment, high-powered attorney David Boies sent a letter to several news outlets Sunday demanding that they refrain from publishing stories based on material hackers recently stole from the company and that they destroy any of the pilfered data in their possession. The letter to the news organizations claims the stolen information is "protected under U.S. and foreign legal doctrines protecting attorney-client privileged communications, attorney work product, and related privileges and protections."

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07:10
Honor among thieves? Huawei calls its new smartphone...

Huawei today unveiled its latest smartphone at an event in Beijing and naturally the company named the follow up to its previous generation Honor 6 device, the Honor 6 Plus. Creative.

Apart from the name there aren’t many other similarities between the Android-powered Honor 6 Plus and Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus. That is, however, other than the same size 5.5-inch display and the exact same color options (as pictured above). The previous generation Honor 6 sported a 5-inch display. 

The Honor 6 Plus includes a 5.5-inch 1080p LCD, Huawei’s Kirin 925 octa-core chip, up to 32GB of onboard storage, NFC, 3G of RAM, and a 3,600 mAh battery. Its standout feature is dual rear 8-megapixel cameras that allow for a number of camera improvements and new software features over previous...

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07:00
As Apple's e-book antitrust appeals process...

Apple's effort to appeal the adverse judgement handed down by Judge Denise Cote began yesterday before a three-judge panel. As a quick recap, Cote, back in July of 2013, ruled that Apple illegally colluded with book publishers to artificially inflate...

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06:58
Samsung in talks with LoopPay to launch Apple Pay...

In a bid to catch up with Apple Pay, Samsung is said to have turned to a startup company, LoopPay, in hopes of debuting its own mobile payments service with wide compatibility in 2015.

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06:53
Apple Granted 46 Patents Today Covering Touch ID,...

The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 46 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover we focus on two of the most outstanding granted patents issued today covering Touch ID and Apple's future Lightning based audio connector.

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06:51
Apple Pay Now Supports Cards Representing 90% of U.S...

With the list of Apple Pay-supported companies growing more every week, Apple has revealed that the new mobile payments service now supports cards representing about 90 percent of the credit card purchase volume in the United States. This is up from the 80 percent figure cited at Apple Pay's launch just two months ago.

According to The New York Times, Apple Pay has proven popular with users as the rollout continues. Whole Foods saw more than 150,000 Apple Pay transactions in the first few days after release, and the service accounted for more than 50 percent of...

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06:48
OmniGraffle Pro 6.1.1 - Create diagrams, flow charts...

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

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



Version 6.1.1:

  • Text -- A fix for text alignment issues has been put in place.
  • Drawing -- Fixed an issue where...

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06:46
OmniGraffle 6.1.1 - Create diagrams, flow charts,...

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



Version 6.1.1:

  • Text -- A fix for text alignment issues has been put in place.
  • Drawing -- Fixed an issue where line positions would shift on re-opening a file after saving.
  • Performance -- Distortion effects should render more quickly when zoomed in at 200%.
  • Stability -- Fixed a crash when using the Page Up or Page Down keys.
  • Stencil...

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06:43
Apple confirms 10 more banks getting Apple Pay today

Apple has today issued a statement confirming the addition of 10 more banks to the list supporting Apple Pay. These include Associated Bank, BB&T, Black Hills FCU, Commerce Bank, Dupaco Community Credit Union, Idaho Central Credit Union, First Tennessee Bank, TD Bank North America, WesBanco, and UW Credit Union. Some of these, such as Commerce, TD, and UW were already quietly announced elsewhere, for instance through a list on Apple's website. The New York Times adds however that Amway Center -- home to the NBA's Orlando Magic -- will be getting Apple Pay terminals as of Friday....



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06:42
Daily Deal: Striiv Fusion Smartwatch & Fitness...

Today in iLounge Deals you can pick up the Striiv Fusion Smartwatch & Fitness Tracker for only $54.99 – 45% off the normal price. This smartwatch lets you track fitness and sleep goals, set personal alerts, and more in a minimalist design. You can track your steps taken, calories burned, distance travelled, active minutes, sleep quality, and durations. The Striiv Fusion also provides alerts for text messages, e-mails, incoming calls, weather…

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06:35
Google's 'Physical Web' answer to...

Google's early-stage "Physical Web" project --?an attempt to displace Apple's iBeacons with a similar, open-source framework -- is beginning to take shape,?as Turkish hardware firm Blesh is now offering the first Physical Web-compatible Bluetooth beacon hardware.

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06:30
Scutify puts the bells and whistles on Wall Street

Scutify is a combination of many things, but it's mainly a social network built around the stock market. Monitor your important stocks and their current prices, get into trading and investing and chat about them with other members of Scutify. Post qu...

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06:30
Apple Agrees to Less from GTAT to Keep Bankruptcy...

Creditors involved in the GT Advanced Technologies bankruptcy proceedings are a little happier now that Apple has agreed to take less money from each sapphire furnace sold, and to give the company more rent-free time in the factory it used to make the glass. The company had been contracted to make synthetic sapphire glass for the Apple Watch and iPhone 6, but instead drove itself into a financial crisis.

The Mac Observer Spin: GTAT's financial implosion is a no-win scenario for Apple and the other creditors hoping to recoup some of their losses. Revising the settlement deal means Apple gets less money back than it originally planned, but it also means it'll get some of its investment back. Apple's losses are essentially exit costs to get out of its relationship with GTAT.

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06:29
321soft releases Image Converter for Mac OS X

321Soft (http://www.321soft.com) has released Image Converter, a Mac OS X app provides a way to convert between various pictures. It requires Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher.

It supports a variety of image formats — both common formats Like PNG, jpg, bmp, gif, or, through a professional digital camera the extracted RAW photo formats (CR2, NEF, etc), as well as the icon format. 321Soft Image Converter costs US$14.95 as single-user application. A demo is available for download.

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06:25
Apple Digital Camera RAW Compatibility 6.02 - Adds...

Apple Digital Camera RAW Compatibility update adds RAW image compatibility to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11. For more information on supported RAW formats, see this page.

Version 6.02:

Adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11:

  • Canon PowerShot G7 X
  • Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
  • Fujifilm X100T
  • Nikon 1 J4
  • Olympus PEN Lite E-PL7
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GM5
  • Sony Alpha ILCE-5100



  • OS X 10.10 or later
  • iPhoto 9.6 or Aperture 3.6



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06:21
128bit Technologies updates Free Fonts collection

128bit Technologies has released version 5.0 of their Free Fonts collection on the Mac App Store. Free Fonts: 450 Commercial Use OpenType Fonts adds over 100 brand new fonts.

These new fonts for creative Mac users boost the font count from 350 to 450 in the Mac App Store, and all fonts are available in OpenType font format for both personal and commercial use projects. The Free Fonts are also available on the MacAppware website (http://www.macappware.com) for download outside of the Mac App Store.

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06:05
If you have $30,000 and absolutely no taste, Mervis...

The Apple Watch may not be available until next year, but that hasn’t stopped one company making an early bid for the title of Ugliest Apple Watch Wristband Ever.

For a mere $30,000, diamond importers Mervis will sell you a rose gold Apple Watch with a wristband containing over 15 carats of diamonds, demonstrating to everyone around you the truth of the old saying that money can’t buy taste.

This is, notes Gizmodo, the same company that back in 2010 offered a similarly tasteful $20,000 iPad.

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06:00
12 days of Mixes–day 5

In our next installment of 12 days of Mixes, we get all wrapped up in words with bestselling linguist and cognitive scientist, Steven Pinker.

Today’s mix: Steven Pinker, “The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century.”

Watch now, share, and follow us @OfficeMixTeam to see what tomorrow’s mix will be! 

Happy Holidays and Happy Mixing!

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06:00
GIFT GUIDE 2014 – HiRise Deluxe stand by Twelve South

What do you do with you iPhone when you sit down at your desk? You probably plug it in and leave it sitting flat on the surface of your desk. The problem with doing this is that your iPhone is practically invisible when it’s laying flat and not really that useful. If an alert comes in you need to pick up your iPhone to read the screen.

The HiRise Deluxe stand from Twelve South ($60) is a sleek stand that elegantly solves this problem. It allows you to dock your iPhone (or iPad) at a comfortable viewing angle making it more accessible while charging on your desk. It’s perfect for keeping an eye on push notifications while you get your work done, but it’s also convenient for making phone and FaceTime calls.

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06:00
App Santa returns this year w/ up to 60% off popular...

After first grouping together last year to offer huge discounts on popular apps from independent developers, App Santa is coming to town for the second year in a row with up to 60% off popular iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps to celebrate the holidays.

This year App Santa includes discounts on over 40 paid apps for iOS and OS X from developers including Tapbots, Realmac Software, Agile Tortoise, Readdle, Supertop, Junecloud, and more. The discounts kick off today and will run through December 26th giving you a chance to save money for yourself or gift apps to your family and friends. Check below for a list of confirmed App Santa apps this year:

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06:00
Apple Watch and iPhone 6 rank high in Google's...

Google today unveiled its annual "Year in Search" overview, which profiles the most popular search terms for 2014. As you would expect, Apple ranked high in the Consumer Electronics category, grabbing the number one spot with "iPhone 6" and following...

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06:00
How Fancred is challenging Facebook for your sports...

Unless you’re a diehard sports fan, you probably haven’t heard of Fancred—yet. The sports fan-focused social network is
quietly building momentum in a quest to do for sports what LinkedIn has done for professionals.

“We think we’re building the world’s largest fan network,” said CEO Kash Razzaghi.

That mission continues this week with the launch of “Your Fancred,” a redesigned profile that puts your fandom front and center. Razzaghi noticed that
people already used their favorite teams as identifiers in their bios on other social networks, so the platform is using teams as a way to organize
activity on the network with a new feature called Team Albums. The conversations you have with fellow fans, the photos and articles you post, and your
check-ins at stadiums will now be organized into team-specific albums on your profile for easier access (and to show off your pride).

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05:59
Launch Center Pro makers debut Group Text+ and Email...

Group Text+ for iPhone & iPad

Contrast, the makers of the popular iOS automation app Launch Center Pro, released two new apps today that hope to “speed up tedious tasks on iOS.” Group Text+ and Email+ each include features that make texting (iMessage and SMS) and emailing your favorite contacts or groups of contacts easier and quicker.

You can also send text snippets, images, videos, your current location, current playing song, and more quickly both from each app and from other apps with iOS 8 extensions.

While Launch...

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05:48
Doxie 2.8 - Scan, share, and store documents, photos...

Introducing Doxie, the new, modern paper scanner that's so simple, it'll revolutionize the way you think about sharing and storing docs and photos forever. Doxie is ultra-portable, fully automatic, and integrated with your favorite desktop and Web apps - ready to scan and share all of your paper for just $149!

Doxie scans all of your documents, photos, and receipts, then makes it easy to store and share - so amazing, useful, and affordable, it's love at first scan.

The PPC version is available here.



Version 2.8:

  • Now requires OS X 10.7 or later



  • OS X 10.7 or later



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05:30
Store It is a wishlist app that falls short of its...

Store It, free in the App Store, has the potential to be more powerful than other wishlist and gift apps on the market. It has a great concept, but isn't so great in execution.

You add items to your list by searching websites with the in-app browser...

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05:26
Quicken 2015 2.3.1 - Complete personal finance...

Quicken 2015 helps you manage all your personal finances in one place, so you can see where you're spending and where you can save. Quicken automatically categorizes your financial transactions, helps you stay on top of bills and set goals so you can save more. You can even access your data on the go.

Features:

  • View All Your Accounts in One Place - See all your bank, credit card, investment and retirement accounts in one place, so you know exactly where you stand. Quicken 2015 downloads your income and expenses from your accounts, so you don't have to enter transactions manually and avoid the hassle of going to multiple websites.
  • See Exactly Where Your Money Is Going - Quicken 2015 automatically categorizes expenses like groceries, entertainment, and more, so you don't have to edit them manually. You can easily see where you're spending and where you can save.
  • Plan, and Stay on, a Budget...

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05:21
Hands On: Blowfish Meets Meteor (iOS)

Arcade games have made the transition to iOS with almost no effort. Their simple interface works especially well with a touchscreen device and because of this, a lot of developers have begun to offer their takes on the classic arcade games of the 1980s and 1990s. Blowfish Meets Meteor by Sky Tyrannosaur offers a new remake of an ever-popular arcade classic....



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05:02
Some judges in ebook appeal express sympathy with...

Some of the judges in Apple’s appeal of last year’s ebook trial verdict appear sympathetic to the company’s argument that its deals with publishers helped, rather than hindered, competition, reports Reuters.

Circuit Judge Dennis Jacobs asked a Department of Justice lawyer why it was wrong for the publishers to get together to defeat a “monopolist” that was using “predatory pricing.”

“It’s like the mice getting together to put a bell on the cat,” Jacobs said.

The court had earlier heard evidence that at the time Apple entered the ebooks market, Amazon held a 90% market share … ...

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05:00
The Week in Mac Apps: Flying contraptions,...

Flying contraptions, exercising muscles, and disk alarms

In this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, you’ll find software that tells you when your disk is full, a great tool for exercising with scientific precision, and a game where putting together your own flying machines is almost as fun as smashing them to bits.

DEVONThink 2.8.2

DEVONtechnologies’s $50 DEVONthink (Mac App Store Link) has been updated to version 2.8.2.

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04:55
Dozens more companies sign up for Apple Pay

New York Times:

On Tuesday, Apple announced that in recent weeks the company had signed up dozens more banks, retail stores and start-ups to adopt Apple Pay, the company’s new e-commerce product, which allows customers to buy things with little more than a wave of their iPhone.

Lots of progress here.

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04:44
Apple charting in Google’s 2014 trending searches,...

Google has put together its annual inspirational Year in Search video, and shared some of the trending searches across the year – with Apple making the charts for both the right and wrong reasons.

On the plus side, Apple took the #1 slot in consumer electronics searches, with the iPhone 6 ahead of rival smartphones from Samsung, Google, Motorola, LG and Nokia. Apple was also the only company to make three of the top-ten searches, with the Apple Watch at #8 and iPad Air at #10 … ...

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04:20
Apple Pay now supports 90% of US credit cards by...

With dozens more banks and retailers signed-up to Apple Pay in recent weeks, the company says the contactless payment system now supports the cards used for around 90% of credit card transactions in the US.

Ten further banks started accepting Apple Pay today, including two that had previously been announced as on the way: Commerce Bank and UW Credit Union … 

The eight additional banks are:

  • Associated Bank

  • BB&T

  • Black Hills FCU

  • Dupaco Community Credit Union...

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04:20
Microsoft and 27 Other Tech and Media Companies...

Yesterday represented an important milestone in regards to litigation concerning the U.S. Government’s attempt to use a search warrant to compel tech companies such as Microsoft or Apple to obtain and turn over email of a customer stored in Ireland. That’s because 10 groups filed their "friend of the court" briefs in New York yesterday.

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04:18
Disk Cleaner! for Mac OS X adds additional languages

Power APP (http://www.powerapp.ch) has introduced Disk Cleaner! 1.1 for OS X. It's an upgrade of the Mac app that cleans the hard disk from leftovers and unnecessary files.

Disk Cleaner can "intelligently" detect and remove browser cache files for all modern browsers. The app can remove application, caches, old log files, browser preview images and more. Version 1.2.0 adds additional languages, and now scans for leftovers from both iTunes and iOS.

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04:10
5G standardization begins as companies lay royalties...

Work on new technologies that will form the foundation of 5G standards has been occurring for the last few years; however, the formal standards process has just begun, according to ABI Research (www.abiresearch.com).

The research group says a range of major vendors are working on all aspects of 5G including; Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei, and Nokia Networks and device, semiconductor, and IP vendors including Intel, InterDigital, Qualcomm, Samsung, various mobile operators, academic bodies, and start-ups as well.

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04:10
5G standardization begins as companies lay royalties...

Work on new technologies that will form the foundation of 5G standards has been occurring for the last few years; however, the formal standards process has just begun, according to ABI Research (www.abiresearch.com).

The research group says a range of major vendors are working on all aspects of 5G including; Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei, and Nokia Networks and device, semiconductor, and IP vendors including Intel, InterDigital, Qualcomm, Samsung, various mobile operators, academic bodies, and start-ups as well.

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04:09
Kool Tools: Sparkle for Mac OS X

River Design's Sparkle is a handy website builder for those who prefer to do things visually. The app translates any text and graphic layout to HTML. The app gives Mac users a great to build websites visually.

Sparkle gives Mac users a great way to build website visually, a natural fit for people who don't think in symbols and don't want to be constrained by predefined templates. Former iWeb users will find themselves at home with Sparkle, going well beyond what iWeb offered.

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03:56
TD Bank to soft launch Apple pay support today in US...

TD Bank, the US-based subsidiary of Canada's similarly-named financial giant, will "soft launch" support for Apple Pay in the US starting today, in accordance with earlier reports. Customers can now add any TD Bank Visa-branded debit or credit cards to Passbook, and use them to make purchases at supporting merchants with an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. While customers will have to call their branch to verify some details, both consumer and business cards are now supported....



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03:40
Apple Reveals New Apple Pay Partners including 10...

Recently MasterCard teamed up with Gwen Stefani to widely promote Apple Pay on TV and now Apple is revealing more Apple Pay partners that will be coming on board shortly or that have already joined. The list includes SunTrust, Barclaycard and USAA. Ten more banks, including TD Bank North America ...

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03:38
Fitbit receives skin irritation complaints over...

Fitbit is under fire from some users of a recently-launched fitness tracker, as skin-related issues are starting to resurface. The Fitbit Charge, an updated version of the Fitbit Force from last year, has been subject to complaints from some users claiming to have irritated skin after using the device, with the company response suggesting the instances to be less severe than the earlier wearable tracker....



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03:21
SMARTReporter 3.1.5 - Hard drive pre-failure warning...

SMARTReporter is an application that can warn you of some hard disk drive failures before they actually happen! It does so by periodically polling the S.M.A.R.T. status of your hard disk drive. S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a technology built into most modern hard disk drives that acts as an "early warning system" for pending hard disk drive problems. SMARTReporter can notify you of impending hard disk drive failures by sending e-mails, displaying a warning dialog or executing an application. The current status of your hard disk drives is always displayed through the customizable menu item. Because SMARTReporter relies on the S.M.A.R.T. implementation of OS X, it only supports ATA, SATA or eSATA hard disk drives, if you want S.M.A.R.T. support for your FireWire hard disk drive, send feedback to Apple. Please note that a S.M.A.R.T. alert doesn't mean that your HDD will completely fail for sure, nor can S.M.A.R.T. catch all...

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03:04
Why yes, that is an Apple Studio Display on my desk

Today, of course, we’re used to screens being completely flat, almost paper-thin, with perfectly square edges, and consistent, reliable colors from the second you switch them on. It wasn’t always so.

Even up to the year 2000, most desktop computers were attached to a hulking great VDU (Visual Display Unit), a huge box of a thing that was usually deeper than it was wide, and that housed a heavy glass assembly called a Cathode Ray Tube.

These CRT displays were not just big and heavy, annexing proportions of your desk that would seem ludicrous now, but they drew an enormous amount of power; I remember reading detailed analyses of how a flat-panel display would pay for itself in a given number of years since it used to much less electricity.

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02:47
Apple Wins an Advanced 3D UI Patent Covering the iOS...

The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 46 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's use of a parallax interface that began with iOS 7. Apple only tapped into a tiny fragment of their 3D user interface invention.

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02:06
iPhone 6 Takes #1 Spot in Top Trending Google Tech...

Google today released its "Year in Search" feature, highlighting popular and trending searches for 2014 in a number of categories. Unsurprisingly, a number of Apple-related search terms ranked highly among the most trending searches in the Consumer Electronics category, with "iPhone 6" taking #1, "Apple Watch" taking #8, and "iPad Air" taking #10.

Other popular search terms in the Consumer Electronics category include "Samsung Galaxy S5" which took #2, "Xbox One" which took #7, and "Nokia X" which took #9. Google's top 10 overall...

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Monday December 15

22:47
Microsoft finds tech allies in challenge of US...

This week saw the submission of ten amicus curae briefs filed from a combined 87 individuals, businesses, and associations in support of Microsoft's challenge to a US search warrant for an email stored on a data center in Ireland to the court. The fight between the US government and the Windows maker centers around US law's reach into a customer's private records when the records are actually stored in another country....



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22:45
Apple says 'dozens' of banks and stores...

Apple on Tuesday issued a statement to bring attention to the dozens of companies that threw support behind Apple Pay over the past few weeks, including the addition of ten new banks and an NBA arena.

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21:05
∞ iTunes curated lists of movies, TV shows and books

Someone at Apple has a sense of humor this holiday season. iTunes on Monday released three curated lists of movies, TV shows and books in the categories: Pop Culture Junkies, Millennials, and Gadget, Gizmos & Geeks. Good stuff Apple.

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20:34
Christmas Tree, Inc.

Mashable:

Your tree has a complicated backstory, one that includes daredevil helicopter pilots, 18-hour days battling Oregon sleet and, of course, the fickle hibernation habits of squirrels.

Here is how (and where) an American Christmas tree comes to life.

We posted a story with video last year about the use of helicopters on these Oregon Christmas Tree farms.

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20:12
How broken is discovery on the App Store? This...

Gedeon Maheux:

The following list was generated by a manual App Store (iPhone) search on Nov 15th, 2014 for the term “Twitter”. The official app from Twitter is naturally the first result, but the next actual Twitter client (Hootsuite) doesn’t appear on the list until #20 and the next one after that comes in at #62. Even the mega-popular Tweetbot isn’t returned in the results until position #81 and even then, the older v2 of Tweetbot (for iOS 6) comes first.

Where’s Twitterrific? Although it contains the word “Twitter” in the app’s name, Twitterrific isn’t seen in the list until you scroll all the way down to #100.

I’ve seen this many times, in particular when searching for podcasts and dozens of completely unrelated ones intrude on your search. Makes for a frustrating waste of time.

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20:03
Bose may take on Apple's Beats Music, iTunes...

A reported Bose job listing for a "cloud music services" UX designer suggests the company is working on a next-generation streaming platform to rival Beats Music, iTunes Radio and other services in what is becoming an increasingly crowded field.

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19:49
Bose posts job listing for new streaming music...

The Algorithms & Cloud Experiences Group of Bose Corporation has posted an opening this week with the company, seeking a Senior User Experience Designer to work on "Cloud Music Services." It's unclear if the company intended to announce its intention to create a streaming music service or potential music "cloud locker" through the posting, but the move represents another attempt by Bose to compete indirectly against Apple, and to a lesser extent other streaming services....



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18:59
Bose reportedly planning to take on rival Beats...

Bose and Beats have been at each other’s throats in recent months, with the former inking a deal with the NFL to ban the Apple-owned company’s gear from appearing on camera at the league’s events. Apple fired back by pulling Bose products from its physical and online stores.

Now things may be about to get even more interesting between the two companies as Bose reportedly plans to launch a direct competitor to the Beats Music streaming service. The information...

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18:30
Topaz Impression is a powerful photo-to-art...

I've just spent the day using Topaz Impression, a US$99.00 Mac app that can totally and convincingly transform your photos into works of art that look like paintings, pencil or charcoal sketches, or just about any style that you can imagine.

I've se...

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18:29
Sony Pictures orders media outlets to delete leaked...

Sony Pictures has requested the media not to report the contents of leaks stemming from a major intrusion at the company last month. The movie studio has written to a number of sites and organizations, telling them that the gigabytes of confidential employee, financial, and other corporate data must be deleted, and to cease publishing details gleaned from the information....



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18:10
[Sponsor] …

In this week before Christmas we thought it’d be nice to take our Daring Fireball sponsorship and not pitch you on anything. Enjoy the holidays. Meh.

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18:05
Office 365 now available from datacenters in Japan

Today’s post on Office 365 was written by John Case, corporate vice president at Microsoft.

Over the last few months we’ve worked hard to bring the Cloud and Office to you—everywhere.

In October, we announced the availability of Microsoft Azure from Australia.  Then we showcased new productivity experiences for the iPhone, iPad and Android tabletsLast month I shared our plans to move forward with delivering locally hosted versions of our cloud productivity suite, Office 365, and our cloud business application, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, from Japan.  Today, I’m excited to announce that Office 365, from Japan, is generally available.

Offering Office 365...

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17:58
Appellate Judge Questions Government’s Case against...

A Judge hearing Apple's appeal in its iBooks price fixing conviction in the ebook market questioned that conviction and the very premise of the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) case against the company. During a hearing on Monday, Judge Dennis Jacobs took an openly critical stance in his questioning of DOJ attorneys-one of the other two judges also appeared doubtful of the case, while the third apparently seemed to take a stance more in line with the District Court judge who convicted Apple.


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17:39
Jury begins deliberations in antitrust lawsuit over...

The class-action lawsuit against Apple over alleged anticompetitive behavior in how the iPod handled songs from third-party much stores is finally in the hands of a jury. Following last week’s final witness testimony, the jury has started deliberations in the decade-old case.

The evidence and testimony in this case have given us quite a bit of insight into the way Apple operated ten years ago with regards to its iPod and iTunes business. Former CEO Steve Jobs...

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17:35
Apple, GT Advanced reach new deal on settlement,...

The judge in the New Hampshire-based bankruptcy court overseeing the legal wrangle between Apple and its former sapphire production partner GT Advanced Technologies has signed off on a revised agreement between the two companies that is intended to stave off additional court proceedings that could tie up the matter for years, from creditors who were concerned that Apple was getting paid first. The new deal doesn't change the fundamental tenets of the agreement, but allows other creditors more funds from the first sales of GT Advance's furnaces....



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17:32
Apple backs Microsoft in data privacy fight against...

Apple was one of more than 50 private companies and trade associations to sign amicus briefs in support of Microsoft on Monday as the Redmond, Wash., company continues an ongoing court battle with the U.S. government over customer data privacy protections.

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17:06
New settlement in GT Advanced bankruptcy case gives...

The Wall Street Journal reported today that Apple and GT Advanced Technologies have reached a settlement in their ongoing bankruptcy case. The settlement, which was approved by the courts earlier today, gives the sapphire supplier up to four years to sell its current stock of sapphire production equipment in order to repay Apple.

The two companies previously went head-to-head over who should be considered responsible for the complete failure of the partnership, with GT blaming Apple for making demands the company couldn’t meet while blocking any other contracts GT may have...

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17:00
Jury begins deliberations in billion-dollar Apple...

OAKLAND, Calif.—The long-running iTunes antitrust lawsuit against Apple has gone to a jury, which took the case after about three hours of closing arguments today. The jury will make an unusual split decision, deliberating first over the narrow issue of whether iTunes 7.0 was a true product improvement or an anti-competitive scheme to kick out Apple competitor RealNetworks.

If the jury sees the "software and firmware updates" in iTunes 7.0 as a real improvement, the case will be over—a win for Apple. If it doesn't see it that way, the jurors will still have to decide if Apple broke competition laws and, if so, how much the company should pay in damages. Plaintiffs are asking for $351 million, and any award will be tripled under antitrust law.

Plaintiffs representing a class of eight million consumers and resellers say Apple's behavior was anti-competitive, because the iTunes update stopped Real's competing...

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16:42
Microsoft's New Presentation App Called Sway is...

A month ago we posted a report titled "Microsoft Looks to Sway More Apple Fan Business their Way" that covered Microsoft's upcoming new app called Sway. Word is that while Sway is new, it won't be replacing PowerPoint as many have surmised. It's a way for employees, consumers and students alike to ...

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16:16
Apple avoids threat of legal action with modified GT...

A lawyer representing sapphire maker GT Advanced Technologies on Monday said the company has agreed to a new set of terms in its settlement with Apple, with the redrafted arrangement assuaging concerns from jilted creditors seeking to derail proceedings by threatening legal action against Apple.

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16:01
Bose May Be Working on Streaming Music Service

Apple's Beats Electronics and Bose already compete in the headphone and speaker markets, but it appears that Bose may be gearing up to compete with Beats in another area -- streaming music.

A Bose job listing first noticed by Hypebot (via VentureBeat) seeks a Senior User Experience Designer to work on prototyping Bose's "next generation streaming music platform and ecosystem of products."

You will help to develop a holistic view of the customer journey through the Bose ecosystem as it relates to our streaming music experiences. You will work with a cross-functional team to implement meaningful and...

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Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new...

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

Apps Now Free

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Bankruptcy Court Approves Settlement Between GTAT...

It's being reported late this afternoon that GT Advanced Technologies Inc. Monday won bankruptcy court approval of a settlement with Apple Inc. that wards off the threat of litigation over a failed effort to produce large quantities of scratch- and shatter-resistant smartphone screen materials.

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15:39
Hands On: Art Authority (iOS)

Whether you're an art connoisseur or completely new to the world of art, there's something to be said about having a personally guided tour through a museum. Now, thanks to Art Authority by Open Door Networks for iPhone/iPod touch and iPad, users can have their own personally guided tour of the worlds most famous and influential pieces of art, right in the palm of their hand. The $5 app ($10 for the iPad version) is packed full of important pieces of artwork, with over 20GB of art available to download at a moments notice....



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15:37
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 15...

Notable software releases this week include Default Folder X 4.6.12; Hazel 3.3.3; Labels & Addresses 1.6.9; Safari 8.0.2, 7.1.2, and 6.2.2; OmniFocus 2.0.4; and DEVONagent Lite, Express, and Pro 3.8.3.

 

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15:36
The Name Your Own Price Learn To Code for Web Bundle

There's still time to take advantage of the Name Your Own Price Learn to Code Bundle, a package of video tutorials designed to teach you how to code for the Web. The way it works is this: pay what you want. If you pay less than the average price, you get Programming Java for Beginnings and PSD to HTML5/CSS3. If you pay the average price or more, you also get six other developer course. The average price is $15.05 as of this writing. But, you have an incentive to pay more, because 10 percent of your purchase price goes to one of three charities, you choose: Child's Play, World Wildlife Fund, Creative Commons.


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Track your fitness achievements with MetricMe

Most of us are competitive whether we are playing tennis or golf, video games, or just about in everything we do. However working out and getting fit is an individual activity. You can only measure your success or failures against yourself. MetricMe ...

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How to Use a Lego Kit to Measure Planck’s Constant

Planck's constant is one of the fundamental constants in the universe. For example, it defines the relationship between the energy of, say, a photon and its frequency. It's widely used in the mathematics of Quantum Mechanics. Recently, using just a Lego kit and some other equipment, including a laser, Leon Chao at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland, showed how to make this measurement. This is for real, and it works because the experimental technique simply requires a well crafted balance. It's all written up in the M.I.T. Technology Review. You could actually do the experiment yourself because the costs of parts is only about US$500. Very cool.


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15:21
The latest iOS apps for Dec. 15

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

Ratrod Studio has announced Snowboard Party. It's an US$1.99 snowboarding game.

XwaveSoft has introduced eXtra Voice Recorder. the $2.99 app is a combination of a audio recorder, a multi-functional audio editor, and an audio files manager.

Cubic Castles is a new, free multi-platform game that lets users design their own game levels and worlds. This virtual world is "massively multiplayer."

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15:17
Apple 'iPod iTunes' antitrust case sent to...

Closing arguments in a class-action lawsuit against Apple's iPod iTunes ecosystem were heard on Monday, with each side arguing their case for what could potentially result in a $1 billion penalty for Apple.

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9to5Toys Last Call: Retina iPad mini $50 off,...

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iPad mini 2 w/ Retina display and iPad Air from $250 shipped ($50 off)

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15:13
ExtraBITS for 15 December 2014

Two quick ExtraBITS this week: Michael Cohen discusses his new book, “Take Control of Pages,” with MacVoices host Chuck Joiner, and the new online publication Design Explosions compares Google’s and Apple’s approaches to mapping in iOS.

 

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This is why you should clean under your iPhone case...

Today's lesson in iPhone hygiene comes from Reddit user Flippy1 who took this lovely/horrifying image of a friend's recently uncased iPhone. While we understand that you may never want to take off your case for fear of damaging your precious device, ...

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14:58
Apple Adds RAW Support for 7 New Cameras from Canon...

Apple released Digital Camera RAW Compatibility 6.02 Monday. The update adds RAW support for seven new cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11 in Yosemite.


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14:37
Introducing Doxie Go Wi-Fi, the smartest way to go...

Doxie Go Wi-Fi is the tiny, rechargeable document and receipt scanner that scans anywhere — no computer required — then syncs wirelessly to your Mac, iPhone, and iPad.

Doxie scans your paper: simply and automatically. Battery power, built-in Wi-Fi, and new SmartMemory let you scan anywhere, then tuck Doxie away when you’re not using it.

Doxie’s elegant Mac and iOS apps handle any workflow — save scans to your desktop, share with your favorite apps, or send to cloud services like Evernote and Dropbox. Doxie’s new open developer API lets you build Doxie support into your service, software, or personal paperless workflow.

The Loop readers get free U.S. shipping and Guaranteed Christmas Delivery for all orders placed through December 21st. Order your Doxie today...

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Play TuneXeso to test how acquainted you are with...

TuneXeso is a music matching game that lets you pick any artist on iTunes, hear samples of the songs, then try to match them with the duplicate sample using your memory as you flick through the unlabeled collection. With the 16 songs the app presents...

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