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Thursday November 19

Majority of U.S. consumers want a single TV app

If Apple releases its own TV streaming service next year, it will certainly be timely. Nearly nine out of 10 U.S. pay TV subscribers (86 percent) want a single app for all of their video watching, according to new data released today from Altman Vilandrie & Company’s sixth annual survey on consumer video habits. Apple’s service might not solve the problem entirely, but it would be a step in the right direction.

The survey also revealed that 70 percent of consumers haven’t downloaded any network or cable channel apps, even as viewers continue to be inundated with more streaming video options.

“Consumers are saying that greater choice does not always lead to a better experience,” says Altman Vilandrie & Company...

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Super Screenshot 1.1.2 launches for Mac OS X

Super Screenshot, the screenshot taking tool for Mac OS X Yosemite or El Capitan, has been upgraded to version 1.1.2. The app lets you move, resize, or crop, as well as add text, shapes, or hand-drawing give you more editing options with your screenshots.

Super Screenshot is now integrated with Mail, Trello and Dropbox, offering sharing features that can serve working as well as entertaining demands. You can also bind your own hotkey for taking a screenshot.

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Maintain serves up Cocktail 9.0.1 (El Capitan...

Maintain has announced Cocktail 9.1.1 (El Capitan Edition), the latest maintenance update for users running OS X El Capitan 10.11.

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. This version adds the ability to delete locked or inaccessible items using SRM secure delete. It also includes improvements on the "Purge inactive memory" procedure and a number of bug fixes.

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Beats Solo2 Wireless and urBeats Headphones Now...

Apple has released Beats Solo2 Wireless On-Ear Headphones and urBeats In-Ear Headphones in a new Rose Gold color to match the iPhone 6s lineup and select Apple Watch models. The headphones remain available in Gold, Silver and Space Gray colors released earlier this year.

The Solo2 Wireless on-ear headphones, $299.95, were released in November 2014 as the first Beats product since Apple's acquisition of the company officially closed. Beats launched new Solo2 Wireless headphones in Gold, Silver and Space Gray, colors that match several Apple products, last...

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Studiometry 12.1 adds enhanced receipts features

Oranged Software (www.oranged.com) has updated Studiometry, its client and project management tool, to version 12.1. The software is used by small businesses and freelancers around the world.

With version 12.1, receipts can now be branded and completely customized using Studiometry’s built-in template editor. The app can create receipts for incoming payments and have them automatically emailed to your clients. These receipts can display your company logo, branded colors, custom notes, and anything else you want to include. 

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Apple's Most Advanced OLED Display Invention to...

Today the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals their most advanced OLED display technology to date for an iDevice. Apple reveals a unique silicon-OLED display that will be ...

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U.K. broadband households not doing a lot of cable...

New data from Parks Associates (www.parksassociates.com) shows that only about three percent of U.K. broadband households cancelled a subscription to an OTT video service in the past 12 months, while 33 percent of U.K. broadband households currently pay for an OTT subscription.

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Here are some reasons why you need the Mailplane...

By Dave Greenbaum

I’m a huge Mailplane fan and was using the beta for quite a while and fell in love.  Mailplane simply put is a dedicated Gmail browser. Why do you need one? Many reasons.

The most obvious one is the fact it allows you to log into multiple Gmail accounts at once on different pages. Sure you can do this with two different browsers or use some of Gmail’s built in capabilities, but this does it all for you automatically in a dedicated fashion. Open it up and you have distinct pages for each Gmail account as well as optionally ones for the calendars. The menu bar icon indicates how many emails are in each account and color codes the different account.

In daily usage, I absolutely rely on Gmail and using it in Safari has caused me problems. Safari slows down, plugins such as Flash crash, and I often have to restart Safari. Even when Safari is acting flaky Mailplane allows me to...

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Xsan for Tiger

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Hi there,
I have dug some old G5 Xserves out of storage along with a few appleRAID and activeRAID enclosures. The G5s have licenses for Tiger 10.4 so I wanted to get them up and running as Xsan machines but I can't find Xsan for Tiger anywhere.
Can anyone point me in the right direction please?

Many thanks,

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T-Stand hands-on preview: We’re impressed with this...

We have mixed emotions about covering crowd-funding campaigns here at TechHive. On the one hand, we’re giving a company a big platform to raise cash based on little more than promises. On the other hand, that cash could help bring a terrific product that early backers will typically acquire at a discount (if you’re not taking the time value of money concept into account, that is). This particular story is a little different because Surface ID sent us a near-final prototype of its T-Stand tablet stand to check out.

To be clear, this is a hands-on preview versus a rated review—the T-Stand has yet to go to manufacturing. But if you’re considering backing the T-Stand Kickstarter campaign, we think you’ll find it to be a good value, and Surface ID is offering backers a number of early-bird specials. The campaign—which ends on Monday, November 23—has raised $145,000...

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Apple invents integrated life jacket for iPhone

As a result of continued research into device protection technologies, Apple has developed an automated bumper system that doubles as a floatation device, protecting iPhones from drops and large bodies of water.

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Wednesday November 18

A bundle of Mac App Bundles, more than 50 total apps...

From 9to5toys.com:

As we approach Black Friday we are at the Nexus of the Mac application bundle universe with not 1, not 2, but 3 impressive Mac Bundles happening at the same time.

First up is MacHeist’s “Hall of Fame Bundle” which includes greats such as TechTool Pro, Graphic Converter, Stuffit Deluxe, Nisus Writer Pro, Poser, Fetch FTP and more for $15 (or choose the bottom row for “Name your own price”. This one has sold over 10,000 copies but ends in a day so you might want to get hopping.

Next up is...

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Sprint Launches LTE Plus Network, Offers 50% Off...

Sprint today launched its LTE Plus network, which is available today in 77 major markets in the U.S. To celebrate, the carrier is announcing what its calling "the biggest wireless offer in U.S. history", offering 50 percent off of T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T rate plans. The offer runs from November 20 to January 7, 2016 and the pricing remains in place until January 8, 2018.

“We’ve made tremendous strides with our network because we know consumers want wireless service that provides consistent speed and reliability,” said Marcelo Claure, Sprint CEO. “We are so confident that customers will have an amazing experience that we are encouraging them to give us a try with the biggest wireless offer in the history of our industry. Customers switching to Sprint will never need to look elsewhere. They will learn what our 58 million...

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Microsoft Graph promises open developer access to...

Microsoft at its Connect (); conference on Wednesday flipped the switch on Microsoft Graph, n?e Office 365 Unified API, a set of APIs that let developers integrate, manage and tap into vast expanses of data stored in the Office 365 cloud.

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Silicon Valley bracing for severe El Nino flooding;...

After years of crippling drought, California is now entering a powerfully wet El Ni?o weather pattern that is predicted to bring record precipitation. Flooding in coastal areas along San Francisco Bay poses risks of devastating economic impacts for the region, although Apple's principal offices centered in Cupertino should help it avoid much of the impact.

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Apple spotlights ABC app, Muppets in new Apple TV ad

Adding to a series of Apple TV ads released earlier this week, Apple on Wednesday posted a new commercial featuring ABC's app, with a little help from the Muppets.

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Apple shares new video highlighting Watch ABC on new...

Yesterday, Apple uploaded a handful of new 15 second videos to its YouTube channel highlighting the various apps that its new tvOS-powered Apple TV supports. Apple shared videos showcasing apps Netflix, HBO NOW, Asphalt 8, Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition: Star Wars, and Crossy Road. Now, the company has shared one more video to YouTube highlighting Watch ABC on the new Apple TV.

The video features characters from popular ABC show The Muppets. The video ends with Apple briefly showing the Watch ABC app in the tvOS interface, followed by the same multicolor graphic that opens the video.

In the description of the video, Apple again touts that the future of TV is apps:

Watch ABC and your favorite shows and movies on Apple TV. The future of television is apps.

 You can view the latest video from Apple below. It is likely that as the tvOS App Store continues to expand,...

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Official Google iOS app updated w/ interface tweaks...

Google today is rolling out an update to its iOS app that brings the app to version 10.0 and includes a handful of visual changes. With today’s update, the voice search feature has been redesigned to be more inline with Google’s Material Design aesthetic, while the Google Now cards in the app are now organized in a much more straightforward way.

The voice search interface has been update right from the start. As soon as you “Ok Google” or tap the microphone in the app, you’ll see a more colorful wavelength indicator along the bottom of the design. When the actual search is performed, you’ll notice the bottom navigation bar has been slightly redesigned, as well. The new colorful wave design is very similar to the design introduced to Siri when iOS 9 launched back in September.

Perhaps most notably, however, Google Now in...

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Amazon’s two-step verification


Amazon’s Two-Step Verification adds an additional layer of security to your account. Instead of simply entering your password, Two-Step Verification requires you to enter a unique security code in addition to your password during sign in.

You’ll enter your sign in information like you normally would, but then you’ll be prompted to enter a security code. You can receive this security code in a variety of ways depending on the option you select during sign up, including text message, voice call, or authenticator app.

Some folks will think this kind of security is inconvenient. But any time I give a company my credit card info and I want that info stored on their site, I feel more comfortable if the site offers this additional level of security.


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Holiday Buyer's Guide: iPhone accessories for...

There's lots of gift options for aspiring filmmakers and photographers on your holiday list. Here's a selection of imaging accessories for Phone users.

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Microsoft Retools Minecraft to Teach Kids to Code

Microsoft on Monday announced that its Mojang unit's Minecraft will star in Code.org's third annual Hour of Code event in December. A 2-D tutorial version of Minecraft will introduce players ages 6 and older to simple coding, encouraging them to mine and craft by using visual programming, Microsoft said. After completing the tutorial, players will have the opportunity to engage in a bundle of 14 challenges to reinforce what they've learned.

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Notable apps and app updates for November 18, 2015

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

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

Smith Micro has launched Poser Pro 11, an upgrade of the software for creating realistic 3D characters and scenes. In addition to dozens of new features and usability improvements, it comes with an extensive library of pre-loaded characters and content, including human figures, animals and props.

Poser 3D animation software is available in both professional (Poser Pro 11) and standard (Poser 11) versions. For information about features, pricing, and special version upgrade offers, go here

128bit Technologies has...

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Hands-On With the iPad Pro Apple Pencil

The Apple Pencil has technically been available for purchase since last week, but supplies of the iPad Pro accessory have been tight. Orders placed on launch day, November 11, are just starting to arrive to customers this week, and retail stores only began receiving reliable shipments starting yesterday.

We picked up an Apple Pencil yesterday afternoon and did a hands-on video to give MacRumors readers a look at the highly sought iPad Pro accessory.

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The Apple Pencil is an accessory that's unique to the iPad Pro and was built from the ground up alongside the...

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AWT News Update: November 18, 2015

There's all sorts of fun Apple-related news for you today. Let's take a look:

  • Sprint rolls out LTE Plus to 77 markets, could make those iPhone 6s/6s Plus phones ultra-speedy
  • Microsoft's Bing for iPhone (at right) has also received a speed boost, often answering questions before you're done asking them
  • Apple seems to be banning non-HomeKit home automation products from the real and online Apple Stores
  • Tweetbot for Mac just got all sorts of El Capitan love
  • Goldman Sachs thinks Apple's services revenues will skyrocket

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Review: Pad & Quill’s new Apple Watch band takes...

It’s immediately noticeable that the new Lowry Cuff strap from Pad & Quill meets the company’s usual quality standard requirements. You’ll first likely notice the strap is handcrafted by the rugged look of the stitching that clearly wasn’t done by machine. And the leather, which the company notes is full-grain vegetable-tanned leather from Horween Tannery (a favorite source of leather for a lot of high-end goods), is extremely soft to the touch. Some leather bands are stiff and as a result a bit cheap feeling, especially before breaking them in a bit, but the Lowry Cuff doesn’t suffer from any of those issues.

The Lowry Cuff is available in the tan color pictured...

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Podcast 483: Putting the iPad Pro to work

The iPad Pro has arrived, and it's time to get to work. Susie is joined by Dan Benjamin of the 5by5 network, fresh off a trip to San Francisco where he got to sample the iPad Pro's abilities when he wasn't downing tiki drinks or hanging with Weird Al. From the sadly scarce and curiously round Pencil to how the expansive screen affects travelability, the iPad Pro gives us plenty to talk about.

Elsewhere, Susie and Glenn recap Apple's embarrassing Mac App Store security certificate fail, the rumor about person-to-person payments over Apple Pay, and the upcoming end of Beats Music.

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Apple, Google urged to crack encrypted phones in...


Apple Inc. and Google Inc. face renewed calls to create a workaround for smartphone encryption in the wake of the Paris attacks as Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. proposed a compromise that seeks to mollify privacy advocates.

Vance and FBI Director James Comey echoed recent comments by CIA and Justice Department officials who cite the need for access to stay a step ahead of terrorists who may use encryption to hide planned attacks. Underlining their point, French authorities said predawn raids in a Paris suburb were triggered by information gleaned from a discarded mobile phone.

“The line to protect the public should not be drawn by two companies who make smartphones,” Vance said Wednesday at a cybersecurity conference in New York where he unveiled a 42-page white paper on the issue. His plan would require companies to download data for investigators with a warrant, rather than providing the government with a “backdoor.”


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ISIS Mocks Anonymous' War Declaration

ISIS has rebuffed the declaration of cyberwar Anonymous issued on Sunday. "The #Anonymous hackers threatened in new video release that they will carry out a major hack operation on the Islamic state (idiots)," reads a message posted Monday in a Telegram channel believed to be affiliated with ISIS hackers, according to media reports. "What they gonna hack," it continues. "All what they can do is hacking Alansar twitter accounts, emails etc." The message includes a list of tips to counteract Anonymous' hacking attempts.

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Review: SwitchEasy Aero, N+, Nude, Play for iPhone...

Whereas most case companies are rebranding existing iPhone 6 cases as "iPhone 6/6s," or are creating new cases designed for both the 6 and 6s, SwitchEasy is marketing many of their newest cases solely as iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus cases. Four of these new cases are Aero, N+, Nude, and Play, and we've received all of these cases for both the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Aero, N+, and Nude are $20 cases, while Play, with its lanyard loop and built-in kickstand, is $25. All of these cases are thin, and most of them are very thin — Apple would be proud. We've included a front shot of the iPhone 6s case and a rear shot of the iPhone 6s Plus case for each. As is expected from SwitchEasy, all of the cases come in a variety of colors, and they all come with screen film, as well.{/exp:char_limit}

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Apple Pay launches in Australia with limited card...

On Thursday local time Apple launched Apple Pay in Australia, relying on the same American Express partnership it used to introduce the platform to Canada earlier in the week.

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Apple Pay goes live in Australia with American...

As expected, the Apple Pay mobile payments service for the latest iPhone and Apple Watch models has gone live in Australia, where it is already Thursday. Apple Pay for apps is also available for devices without NFC, such as recent iPad models.

The service debuted earlier this week in Canada, following the late 2014 launch in the United States. Currently, the service is limited solely to American Express card users in both Australia and Canada. Apple is in talks to expand the service to more banks and cardholders in the future.

Apple’s website for Australia also notes that support for store cards and loyalty reward card for individual retailers is coming soon to the Australian version of Apple Pay. In addition to this...

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Apple Watch Link Bracelet Kit now available in Space...

The new Magnetic Charging Dock was not the only new Apple Watch accessory to hit online stores today.

Apple has also begun selling a Link Bracelet Kit in Space Black for $49 in the Apple Store. Until today, Apple was only selling this kit for Silver Link Bracelets. These Link Bracelet Kits are designed for the 42mm Apple Watch and contain six additional stainless steel links. You can use these kits to replace missing links on your original bracelet or to expand it and accommodate bigger wrists. The original Link Bracelet measures 205mm and adding all six of the links to it expands it to 245mm.

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Sprint rolls out LTE Plus network with peak speeds...

Sprint on Wednesday activated a new, faster 4G network under the "LTE Plus" moniker, in some cases doubling peak connection speeds to 100 megabits per second or faster.

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Architectural renderings unveiled for planned...


Apple does an incredible job on its flagship Apple Stores. Think of the 5th Avenue store in Manhattan, the Zorlu Center store in Istanbul, or the Pudong Store in Shanghai, China, and you envision soaring glass shapes. Other stores get a more traditional treatment, but still show architectural prowess that's amazing -- look at the Stanford Apple Store, for example. The company unveiled plans today for a new flagship store that will be built on the Chicago River near Michigan Avenue starting in 2016, and it is beautiful.

The glass-encased store will rise 32 feet above the Chicago riverwalk, giving unimpeded views of the river...

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Built for iPad Pro, too!

Built for iPad Pro, too!

This week’s roundup of accessories includes new devices designed to enhance the iPad Pro—and the Apple Pencil, the Pro’s partner in productivity.


Your new accessories don’t have to be expensive. The $10 iPad Pro Leather Case is the large version of one of the more inexpensive items in iOS-dom. In addition to its protective exterior, the case also converts into a stand that lets you swivel the viewscreen around 360 degrees, and it includes magnets for Smart Cover support. 

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Field Notes Snowblind Edition

You know how when you turn your face up into the bright sunlight, even on the coldest winter day, it can totally lift your mood? Well, that’s what our latest limited-edition, seasonal release is all about.

I love Field Notes. I’ve had them with me for years for jotting notes and doing interviews.

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Apple Pay Launches in Australia for American Express...

Apple Pay has launched in Australia in partnership with American Express, expanding iPhone-based mobile payments to a fourth country following Canada earlier this week. The service can be used at Coles, Harvey Norman, Kmart, McDonald's, Starbucks, Woolworths and other select Australian stores that accept American Express and have NFC-equipped payment terminals.

American Express cardholders can add credit cards in the Wallet app on iOS 9.1 by tapping the "Add Credit or Debit Card" option. Apple Pay currently only works with cards issued directly by American Express, and not bank-issued cards like the CommBank Awards American Express or Westpac Altitude Black American Express cards.

Apple says Australian...

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Apple withdraws August and Kevo smart locks from its...

Apple has pulled popular smart deadbolts fromAugust and Kwikset from its online store and retail outlets, according to MacRumors. The site notes that both the August Smart Lock and the Kwikset Kevo were available for purchase from the Cupertino-based company’s website at least until Friday, November 13.

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Google-owned VirusTotal starts analyzing Mac malware...

VirusTotal, the most widely used online file-scanning service, is now executing suspicious Mac apps submitted by users inside a sandbox to generate information that could improve the analysis and detection of Mac malware.

This comes at a time when, according to security vendors, the number of potentially unwanted Mac OS X applications, especially adware programs, is at an all time high.

VirusTotal, a Google-owned service, allows users to upload suspicious files and scan them with 54 different antivirus products. However, its scan results are not perfect and should not be taken as guarantees that files are safe.

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Amplified: Episode 153

Dan and Jim talk about the Australian Apple Store incident, a converged iPad/Mac, the iPad Pro, setting up an iMac for guitar jams, and more.

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What it’s like to fly into a thunderstorm


The job of pilots like Royal is to fly directly at monstrous thunderstorms—something most pilots diligently avoid, given that the turbulent airflow in these storms occasionally brings down commercial jetliners—and discharge chemicals into a particular part of the cloud, a technique called “cloud seeding” intended to suppress the storm’s ability to produce hail.

But on this late June day, the storm racing across the prairie is outmaneuvering the 22-year-old Texan pilot. “I started approaching from the east, which is the front of the storm and should have been kind of calm,” says Royal, “but it was so turbulent that my seatbelt wouldn’t even stay fastened.”

I’m not a good flyer at the best of times. There’s not enough money in the world to get me to get into one of those little planes on a good day, let alone to fly deliberately into a thunderstorm.


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Uber Launches 'Going My Way' Feature

Uber this week announced a feature that lets drivers set their destinations twice a day for when they only want to pick up riders traveling their way. The feature is rolling out this week in the Bay Area, reportedly in the company's hometown of San Francisco first. "We haven't announced when and where we will offer this feature next, but we are focused on rolling it out to additional markets," said Uber spokesperson Molly Spaeth. Drivers can set a destination by tapping the clipboard icon in the top corner of the Uber app.

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Apple issues third beta of tvOS 9.1 for fourth-gen...

Developers testing software on the new fourth-generation Apple TV were given access to a new tvOS 9.1 beta on Wednesday, the third pre-release build issued thus far.

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Happy Hour Podcast 041 | iPad Pro Impressions

Apple’s iPad Pro is finally here, but what makes it so special? Today we’re getting into our first impressions with the iPad Pro and figuring out if it’s worth the hype. The Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and through our dedicated RSS feed.

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

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News: Apple releases iOS 9.2 beta 4, tvOS 9.1 beta 3

Apple has released a pair of betas to developers this afternoon — iOS 9.2 beta 4 and Apple TV’s tvOS 9.1 beta 3 are both available now. The new iOS beta includes a number of small changes, including support for AT&T’s NumberSync feature. iOS 9.2 beta 4 is also now available to public testers....

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tvOS 9.1 beta 3 is now available on Apple TV for...

There’s a new software update awaiting Apple TV developers today. tvOS 9.1 beta 3 is now available for registered developers testing apps against the upcoming software update to Apple TV. The initial iOS 9.1 beta for developers was released a couple weeks ago, but no visual changes have surfaced yet aside from Siri support for Apple Music, which Apple promises will be available early next year for all Apple Tv 4th-gen owners.While the new Apple TV runs the modern tvOS platform and has an App Store for games and many other types of apps, customers have...

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Microsoft revamps Bing iPhone app with new interface...

Microsoft on Wednesday released a redesigned Bing iPhone app, with things like a streamlined homepage, app hooks, and even limited offline support.

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Apple Releases Third Beta of tvOS 9.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming update to tvOS, the new operating system that runs on the fourth-generation Apple TV. Today's beta comes just over one week after Apple seeded the second tvOS 9.1 beta and three weeks since the tvOS was released alongside the fourth-generation Apple TV.

The third tvOS beta is available as an over-the-air update to those who have installed the first two betas. Installing an initial tvOS beta is a more involved process than installing a beta update for iOS or OS X. The update requires the Apple TV to be connected to a computer with a USB-C to USB-A cable, with the software downloaded and installed via iTunes.

We don't yet know exactly what is included in the new version of tvOS, as most changes thus far appear to be under-the-hood updates. Apple's...

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Trend Micro: Siri is a security, privacy risk to iOS...

Apple’s personal assistant, Siri, poses a security and privacy risk to iOS device owners, according to Trend Micro, which specializes in IT security.

The company’s researchers say that, in only 30 seconds, anyone can use voice recognition to access data on a device, even without a passcode. Once someone has physical access to a device, voice recognition can be used to give commands, including those that provide access to names, numbers, calendar entries and more.

“Hackers can now invade your physical reality,” says Tom Kellermann, chief cybersecurity officer, Trend Micro. “Once inside a device, they are ever present and experiencing your life with you.”

Commands such as “what’s my location” or “call [name]” could have significant ramifications to a user’s privacy, he adds. Trend Micro has alerted Apple of this vulnerability, but...

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Review: Nomad’s Pod Pro, PowerPlant, Roadtrip +...

Nomad is ending 2015 with a bang. Having moved from small plastic accessories into using luxury materials including metal, leather, and wood, Nomad is flexing its design muscles with four new Apple device chargers that are equally attractive and creative. There’s a deluxe metal Apple Watch/iPhone travel charger called Pod Pro, the wood-encased iPad battery pack PowerPlant, a hybrid iPhone battery and car charger named Roadtrip, and a Lightning battery-...

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42mm Link Bracelet Kit released for the Apple Watch

Hot on the heels of releasing the Apple Watch Charging Dock, Apple has released the 42mm Link Bracelet Kit for the Apple Watch. It costs $49 and is available in silver and black.

Crafted from the same stainless steel alloy as the case and the Link Bracelet, the links extend the 42mm stainless steel Link Bracelet by an additional 40mm. Apple says that, thanks to a simple release button, you can add and remove them without any special tools. The Link Bracelet Kit comes with six additional stainless steel links for wrists that exceed 205mm.

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Smartphones and children: unstoppable trend leaves...


A recent report by the non-profit group MediaSmarts says nearly a quarter of Canadian children in Grade 4 — some as young as eight years old — own their own cellphone.

That number jumps to more than 50 per cent for students in Grade 7.

Interestingly (or frighteningly for some parents), of those Grade 4s with phones, the report says about one-fifth are on social networks, even though Facebook and Twitter and Snapchat (and others) all have policies that require users to be at least 13 years old.

Not having kids of my own, I’m always interested in how parents with young ones deal with this. At what age did/will you give your kid a cell phone? Do iOS and Android have “enough” parental controls to make you comfortable that your child can use the phone the way you want them to?


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The best set-top box you can buy

The Verge:

On the surface (and even under the hood), these top living room contenders share a lot of the same features, with the exception of 4K video support. Which means the best experience really comes down to the interface, the app ecosystem, and available content.

It was a tough call this year, but one new streaming-video device nudged its way past the others.

The answer will likely not surprise you but, what was interesting to me was how close the three runner-ups came in the scoring.

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Apple provides fourth beta of iOS 9.2 to developers...

The fourth beta of iOS 9.2 was released on Wednesday to both registered developers and public beta testers, supporting third-party action extensions within Safari, as well as AT&T's new NumberSync feature.

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How to survive a 1,600-foot tumble


Ian McIntosh was maybe five turns into a first descent of a jagged Alaskan peak when things went wrong. The 34-year-old Canadian pro skier was filming a segment for Teton Gravity Research and carving down a face the film crew dubbed “Daybreak Spines.” The light was playing tricks on him, and early-morning shadows made a long spine look easy to cross over. It wasn’t. McIntosh hit it hard and dropped five feet into a trough he didn’t know existed. Then he started rolling.

McIntosh says he was immediately certain of one thing: “I knew I was going to the bottom,” he says. “I knew I was going for a ride.” Then all he could think was, Am I going to get traumatically injured by tomahawking down this mountain? and Please be over.

The video of this is almost painful to watch. The audio makes it even more so.


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Mac: Everyday Tools Tick Task - Traveler Helper Pro

The Tick Task — Traveler Helper Pro app ($2) is a simple solution for busy users looking to better manage and track their time. The app provides the ability to create a detailed list of tasks, set parameters for each one, group tasks by category and build in time for breaks. A timer panel monitors how long has been spent on a task and how much time has been allotted for it.

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Marvel’s Jessica Jones, explained


Jessica Jones is a terrible superhero by superhero industry standards. Her name is forgettable; she sounds like a girl from your third-grade class. She’s just another brick — a term assigned to the plethora of superhumans with super strength as their primary power. It’s easy to see why she isn’t popular or why many people, even some comic book fans, were puzzled by Marvel and Netflix’s decision to give the character her own TV show.

But even though Jessica Jones is a terrible superhero — something she would be the first to admit — that doesn’t mean she’s unworthy of her own show or that her story stinks.

Jones’s origin story is actually one of the more daring arcs Marvel has published in the past decade.

I know nothing about this Marvel character so I don’t know if Vox’s description is accurate but I assume it is. Regardless, the trailers I’ve seen make me really interesting in this series. All episodes are set to premiere November 20, 2015, on...

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This image can trick your brain and make you see it...


Perception is a fickle thing. As good as our senses are at keeping us alive, they can often mislead and deceive us. Here’s a great example of that which you can try at home, featured in the new BBC Four series, Colour: The Spectrum of Science.

Check out the video below, follow the instructions and see a black and white image turn into a full-color image of a landscape.

This is really cool. It illustrates an idea I teach in my photography classes about perception and being able to “force” the viewer into seeing what you want them to see.

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Apple releases iOS 9.2 beta 4 with NumberSync,...

Just a week after the last version, Apple has released iOS 9.2 beta 4 to testers for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The first iOS 9.2 beta appeared alongside Xcode 7.2 beta in late October. We’ll dive into the latest beta and update with any changes we discover.

Included in the release up to this point has been an improved Safari View Controller for web links you open within other apps, support for AT&T’s new NumberSync feature for using your iPhone number on...

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Apple Seeds Fourth iOS 9.2 Beta to Developers and...

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of iOS 9.2 to developers and public beta testers for testing purposes, just over one week after seeding the third iOS 9.2 beta and a full month after releasing iOS 9.1 to the public. As a .1 upgrade, iOS 9.2 will mark the second major update to iOS 9.

The fourth beta of iOS 9.2, build 13C5075, is available as an over-the-air update and through the Apple Developer Center. Public beta testers can download the update over the air. Apple has also released Xcode 7.2 beta 4.

Earlier betas of iOS 9.2 included changes to the Safari View Controller, which is what allows a pop-up Safari window to be used in third-party apps. In iOS 9.2, Safari View Controller supports third-party Action Extensions, letting apps like ...

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iPhone 6s launch propels Apple to further gains in...

Apple's share of the global smartphone market rose 0.6 points year-over-year to 13.1 percent in the September quarter, although Google's Android cemented its lead as the world's dominant mobile platform, Gartner said in research data released on Wednesday.

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Some third-party apps are losing access to your...

An entire industry of apps have popped up around Instagram over the years, not including Instagram’s own apps like Hyperlapse, Layout, and Boomerang. Some of these apps help you edit and share photos to Instagram, while others give you a way to look at your feed on platforms Instagram doesn’t support, like Apple TV. It’s those latter apps that will be most affected by Instagram’s new API change, which cuts off access to any app that wants access to your entire Instagram feed.

The changes are a blow to developers, but are designed to “improve people’s control over their content and set up a more sustainable environment built around authentic experiences on the platform,” Instagram announced Tuesday.

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McCain, Feinstein & Head of Senate Intelligence...

It's being reported today that yesterday Senator John McCain told reporters that he would hold a series of hearings and eventually pursue legislation that would require companies provide the government with access to encryption.

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9to5Toys Last Call: SOL REPUBLIC Bluetooth...

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

Heads up! During Black Friday/Cyber Monday you’re going to have to follow us on Twitter to get the best deals since many sell out too quickly to post.

Last Call Updates:


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The future of planning—online project planning in...

For almost any company, whether large or small, project management is necessary for getting—and remaining—organized. There are multiple project management tools available to help your business manage resources, project and control costs, communicate effectively with multiple team members, and track progress on any given project. While some of these tools can be installed as software on individual network computers, a great many of them are web-based—in other words, they’re available in the cloud.

Benefits of project management tools in the cloud

You may be one of those people who shudders at the phrase “cloud computing,” but take a moment to consider what it really means. While on-premises project management tools have their place, cloud-based software comes with a plethora of benefits, including the following:

  • Lower upfront cost...
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Archiving third-party data in Office 365 now...

When it comes to ensuring data is stored and protected in accordance with compliance standards, organizations can no longer afford to think about email alone. They must now account for new communications mediums including social media, instant messaging and other collaboration platforms. Governance and regulatory policies have already been updated to reflect the growing influence of these new mediums.

Today we are pleased to announce that the Preview for archiving third-party data in Office 365 is now available. Announced earlier this year, the third-party archiving capability extends the rich, unlimited archiving capabilities we already provide for email, documents in SharePoint and OneDrive for Business, and Skype for Business meetings and conversations.

The Preview is available worldwide to all Office 365 commercial customers. To participate...

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Share slides with your social network

It’s a snap to share presentations with your social network using Social Share—a Microsoft Garage project. Share snapshots of slides or even the entire presentation as a photo album or video.

Check out the demo:

This add-in for PowerPoint makes it easy to connect with Facebook and Twitter right from your Office pane. People in your social network can comment, and the comments are pulled back into the document. Social Share also enables your friends and colleagues who may not have Office subscriptions to contribute or review the document.

Read the story behind Social Share here.

Ready to share?

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Enforcing Office 365 identity in Yammer now available

Today’s post was written by Angus Florance, senior product marketing manager for the Yammer team.

A year ago, we announced that you could use your Office 365 credentials to sign in to Yammer. Today we’re excited to share with you a new feature that supports enforcing Office 365 identity in Yammer. By enforcing Office 365 identity in Yammer and configuring federated identity in Office 365, admins can achieve single sign-on (SSO) capabilities for all services in Office 365, which includes Yammer. This further enables administrators to seamlessly...

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Announcing SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 and Project...

“Software innovation, like almost every other kind of innovation, requires the ability to collaborate and share ideas with other people, and to sit down and talk with customers and get their feedback and understand their needs.”  —Bill Gates

SharePoint Server 2016 has been developed applying these principles—listening to our customers’ feedback and understanding their needs.

Today marks an important milestone in the development of SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2. In conjunction with today’s SharePoint release, we’re also making available Project Server 2016 Beta 2.

In this post, I’ll summarize the updates we’ve made in SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 since the IT Preview. Given where we are in the product cycle, these updates are primarily final touches on existing features, responses to IT Preview customer feedback and improvements to performance and hybrid scenarios. As we continue to drive toward the release of SharePoint Server 2016, we’ll continue to...

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tvOS 9.1 beta 3 Now Available

tvOS 9.1 beta 3 Now Available

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iOS 9.2 beta 4 Now Available

iOS 9.2 beta 4 Now Available

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Xcode 7.2 beta 4 Now Available

Xcode 7.2 beta 4 Now Available

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tvOS 9.1 beta 3 Now Available

tvOS 9.1 beta 3 Now Available

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iOS 9.2 beta 4 Now Available

iOS 9.2 beta 4 Now Available

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Xcode 7.2 beta 4 Now Available

Xcode 7.2 beta 4 Now Available

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Microsoft’s Android emulator coming soon to Mac as...

During Microsoft’s Connect 2015 event today live from New York, the company announced it is open-sourcing its Visual Studio Code program for developers and in the process bringing its Visual Studio Emulator for Android to Mac users.

Microsoft first released the Visual Studio Emulator for Android for Windows users last year, but during its event today promised that Mac users will also soon gain access. The Visual Studio Emulator for Android is a tool within the full Visual Studio 2015 suite, which Microsoft brought to Mac users for the first time back...

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Deals: all iPad Pros in stock, free Magic Mouse 2...

All iPad Pro models are finally in stock with no sales tax outside NY. Meanwhile, grab a Free Magic Mouse 2 and free AppleCare extended protection plan with mid-2015 15" MacBook Pros (saves up to $600), $50 off Apple Watch, $200 off 1.3GHz 12" MacBooks, free AppleCare with all new iMac 4Ks & 5Ks, and more.

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Review: Netatmo Welcome Smart Home Camera

Netatmo is best known for its Urban Weather Station, an elegant — albeit pricey — solution for monitoring indoor and outdoor weather conditions, so we were a bit surprised when we saw the company branching out at CES this year with the introduction of its Welcome ($200), a new home monitoring and security camera that distinguishes itself from the pack by focusing on facial recognition as its key feature, promising to identify members of your household by face. It also notifies you and keeps track of who is at home and who is out.{/exp:char_limit}

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95 banks, credit unions, including H&R Block,...

Apple on Tuesday added yet more banks and credit unions to its list of Apple Pay issuers, bringing the grand total to over 740.

Among these was tax preparer H&R Block, which offers the prepaid Emerald debit card.

Acme Federal Credit Union

Alpine Bank

Alpine Credit Union

Altier Credit Union

American 1 Credit Union

American Trust and Savings Bank

Ashland Credit Union

Augusta Metro Federal Credit Union

Avidia Bank

Bank Independent

Bank of New Hampshire

Bay Area Credit Union

Broadway National Bank

Calumet Bank

Camden National Bank

CapCom Credit Union


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How to protect your Amazon account with two-factor...

It’s not clear when it happened, but Amazon recently added two-factor authentication as an login option for your Amazon account. This is a key security measure that's long overdue on a site that handles your credit card information.

For several years, we’ve encouraged you to add two-factor authentication to your accounts whenever possible, and Amazon is no different. When the new security option is active, signing in is a two-step process. First, you sign-in with your password as usual, then you’ll be required to enter a short code generated by a smartphone authenticator app or received in a text message.

The advantage is that if your password is compromised by a hacker they won’t be able to access your account without the short code—a much harder proposition.

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Apple sends out letter apologizing/explaining Mac...

About a week ago, the Mac App Store came a bit off its rails, at least for some apps.

Yesterday, Apple sent out a letter of explanation and apology to developers whose apps were affected.

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Apple's $79 Apple Watch charging dock is here

Well, that was quick: Less than a day after leaked photos of the Apple Watch charging dock spread around the Internet, Apple put the $79 dock up for sale online and in Apple Stores.

Unlike third-party watch stands, which are essentially charger accessories, the official dock comes with the small inductive charging disc built in. You plug the whole dock into a wall charger using the Lightning cable it comes with. You can place your watch flat on top of the dock with the band undone, as you would on the standard charger it comes with, or you can raise the charging disc and wrap the watch around it to charge in Nightstand mode.

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Tweetbot for Mac now works in full screen and split...

Tweetbot for Mac has learned a handy new feature with the latest update just released. Tweetbot for Mac now supports OS X’s full screen mode, including El Capitan’s new Split View feature that lets you run two full screen apps side-by-side. This works a lot like the split view multitasking features on the iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 4. Tweetbot 2.2 also brings a few other changes to the Mac…

To access the new full screen and split view features, look for the green circle icon in the top left corner of the Tweetbot window. Like with other supported Mac apps, clicking the...

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iOS how-to: Get rid of junk files and recover...

Christian Zibreg, writing for iDownloadBlog, talks you through the process of clearing caches and other methods of eliminating cruft from your iOS device. Scan through it, take what’s useful, pass it along.

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New Gartner Stats Report Shows Apple's iPhone...

According to a new Gartner report, "Apple continued its dominance in the premium segment of the smartphone market with its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models for most of the third quarter of 2015.

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Tapity selling distribution rights for two apps to...

Are any of our readers iOS developers who would like to purchase the distribution rights to two well known and respected apps from another developer? Tapity, developer of Hours, Grades and Languages, has decided to put the latter two properties up for sale as the small indie app development firm simply can't focus enough attention on the two apps thanks to the popularity of the time-tracking app.

Jeremy Olson of Tapity explained it all in a post on Medium, where he described the reasons behind putting two viable properties up for sale. For both Grades and Languages, Olson provides detailed histories and sales stats, so anyone interested in bidding on the apps can get full disclosure before moving ahead.

Grades is an Apple...

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Instagram changes APIs, feed access to third-party...

In the wake of a security breach, you make changes.

Following the recent discovery of the InstaAgent malware, which was Instagram passwords from users, Instagram has instituted much stricter rules for accessing its API, effectively killing off a large number of apps that read Instagram feeds.

Over on its developer web site, Instagram explained that its API is changing, the way it distributes its feed is changing and the current API is being shut down. The company offered the following comment:

We’ve updated our Platform Policy to explicitly list the use cases we will support moving forward. These include apps and services that:

Help individuals share their own content with 3rd party apps, such as...

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Apple Watch gains Space Black Link Bracelet Kit for...

Apple on Wednesday released a Space Black version of its Link Bracelet Kit for the Apple Watch, allowing buyers to fit larger wrists or replace any missing links.

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Where to buy iPad Pro 128GB + Cellular discounted on...

Apple’s massive new iPad Pro is only available with built-in cellular connectivity in the pricey 128GB configuration, but all four of the major carriers in the US are offering the $1,079 tablet at discounts on contract or through installment plans. Here’s where you can find the iPad Pro 128GB + Cellular and how much you should expect to pay:AT&T — Whether you’re picking silver, gold, space gray or you’re hoping to stumble upon another rare silver-gold hybrid, AT&T has you covered with iPad Pro 128GB + Cellular.

If you plan on using your iPad Pro with continuous cellular service for a full two years, you can commit to a 2-year contract and save $100, bringing...

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Intuit launches Quicken 2016 for Mac, Windows

Intuit has released Quicken 2016 for Mac and Windows users. The Mac version includes integrated bill pay that lets users pay their bills, transfer money between accounts, see what bills have been paid, and which are coming or are past due so they can manage cash flow.

The Quicken product line for 2016 is available now at Quicken.com and at select retailers. It’s available in a variety of configurations with pricing ranging from $39.99 to $164.99.

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Goldman Sachs See's Apple Services Building...

It's time to stop thinking of Apple as a hardware company and start thinking of it as a service company.

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Today at Connect()—introducing the Microsoft Graph

As a company, we are focused on reimagining the way the world should work. In an age of information abundance, we understand that people are seeking integrated experiences that help them break out of knowledge silos, “work like a network” and connect information from multiple touchpoints in meaningful ways. Office extensibility has always been about ubiquitous connectivity, enabling new experiences on mobile devices, and empowering developers to create powerful and personalized cloud services that can transform the productivity landscape. Today, at the Connect() conference in New York, the Office Extensibility and Azure Active Directory teams took a major step forward with the general availability  of the Microsoft Graph (formerly “Office 365 Unified API” as previewed at //build earlier this year...

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That Apple Watch charging dock? It's available...

Yesterday's AWT News Update brought word of a disk-shaped Apple Watch charging dock that appeared to be a flat, disk-shaped pad with a round charging puck that could be flipped up for Nightstand Mode. Well, that product is real, and you'll be able to pick it up at your local Apple Store beginning on Friday, November 20. 

As with the traditional charging "puck", the dock plugs into the wall through a Lightning adapter. The Watch can either be laid flat for charging or the center puck of the dock can be rotated into a vertical position for Nightstand Mode.

The Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock is available in white only and will cost $79 in the US and €89 in Europe. You can also order one 


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IBM Watson Trend pegs Apple Watch as hottest holiday...

IBM on Wednesday launched a new app and service called Watson Trend, which forecasts what consumer products will be popular this holiday season based on online chatter. Currently dominating the list: the Apple Watch.

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Apple’s iCloud has most customer satisfaction,...

Nearly half of small businesses in the US have yet to adopt cloud storage, according to new data from Clutch, a source of business ratings and reviews. But among those that have, Apple’s iCloud has the highest Net Promoter Score (NPS), a standard measure of customer satisfaction and loyalty.

The majority of small businesses that do use cloud storage choose Dropbox, according to Clutch's survey of 438 small businesses nationwide. Fifty-three percent of respondents indicated that their firms use this service. Google Drive, iCloud, and Microsoft OneDrive followed Dropbox as the top four most popular cloud storage services. Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive followed 

The full survey included 744 full-time employees at firms with 11 to 1,000 employees. The survey was conducted in October. 

For the full study findings, including survey...

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Apple Watch Space Black Link Bracelet Kit now...


The Link Bracelet band for Apple Watch is unique in the collection because you can actually take it apart to add and remove segments of the full bracelet to change the size. The new Space Black Link Bracelet Kit lets you buy six extra links for $49 that you can add onto the watch to extend the total length of the Space Black Link bracelet by 40mm, better fitting larger arms. Effectively, this allows the premium link bracelet band to fit wrists that are larger than 205 mm.

Apple launched a similar Link Bracelet Kit for the silver metal band in August, leaving space black owners waiting until today. Interestingly, although the Space Black Apple Watch band...

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LG and Sony Mobile to Follow Apple's Lead by...

Sony Mobile Communications and LG Electronics reportedly will follow the steps of Apple ...

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Apple continues dominance in the premium segment of...

Apple continued its dominance in the premium segment of the smartphone market with its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models for most of the third quarter of 2015, according to new data from Gartner Inc. The global launch of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus during the last week of September 2015, along with the simultaneous launch in China, further added to its overall sales during the quarter, according to the research group.

Apple had 13.1 percent of worldwide smartphone sales in the third quarter, according to Gartner. That’s up from 12.5 percent in the third quarter of 2014. Samsung remains the global leader with 23.7 percent market share (down from 23.9 percent in the year-ago quarter), says Gartner.

The research group says that Android had the highest global market share (84.7 percent) of all mobile operating systems in the third quarter of 2015. That’s...

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There will be no Apple Pencil bendgate: you really...

The Apple Pencil may be a very clever piece of technology, but one thing a number of people have been wondering is how vulnerable it might be when charging. At first glance, having it sticking out of the iPad Pro like that doesn’t seem the smartest of ideas.

But it appears Apple has thought it through, and there’s a hinge mechanism inside the connector designed to take the strain if the Pencil is knocked.

Video blogger Zach Straley did his best to break it, and while he did eventually succeed, he had to work very hard to do so. Check out the video below. Try not to curse him too much if you’re still waiting for yours to arrive …

Both Tim Cook and Jony Ive have...

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Alex4D Animation Transitions is new plug-in pack for...

Alex Gollner has introduced Alex4D Animation Transitions (http://alex4d.com/animationtransitions), a plug-in pack for Apple's Final Cut Pro X video editing software. Editors can use it to instantly animate video clips, graphics, pictures and text. Alex4D Animation Transitions allows users to use animation to add character to logos, titles and other story elements in the Final Cut Pro X timeline.

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iPad Pro diary: It’s day seven, and decision time …

Having started out with my first impressions a week ago, highlighted my core questions and decided on Monday that the iPad Pro couldn’t replace my iPad Air 2 (only be an additional device), it’s time to make my decision.

I think between us at 9to5Mac we’ve been putting the tablet through its paces in a pretty comprehensive fashion! We don’t always reach the same conclusions about devices, but in this case I found myself agreeing with the bottom-line of each of my colleagues who’ve been trying it.

Dom described it as a giant Netflix machine, and it certainly is. With that huge screen and extremely loud speakers, movies and TV shows are very...

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CalDigit releases new USB-C docks, accessories

CalDigit (www.caldigit.com) revealed two new USB Type-C docks at Inter BEE 2015 in Japan. The first is the CalDigit USB-C Dock, and the second is the CalDigit USB-C mini Dock.

Both of these products feature USB 3.1 as well as a host of additional ports to expand USB-C enabled computers such as the 12-inch MacBook.

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The New Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock Now...

Today, Apple launched their official Apple Watch charging dock that works both in Nightstand mode and as a flat charging pod.

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Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock now on sale at...

Having only been leaked a day prior, the official Magnetic Charging Dock for the Apple Watch was already on sale at some Apple Stores on Wednesday, and has now arrived at the U.S. online store. [Updated with pricing]

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Synology announces DiskStation DS716+ NAS server for...

Synology (www.synology.com) has released the DS716+, an encryption-oriented, scalable, two-bay NAS server powered by a quad-core CPU and Btrfs file system. DS716+ is aimed at SMB in need of a reliable, high-efficient storage and application server, according to Franklin Hua, product manager at Sinology.

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Recruiting Good Mac Talent

When I was doing a lot of hiring, the pool of Mac Admins was smaller. And it was in a way easier for me to recruit people, because I knew a lot of them. As the pool has grown and a lot of the talent has matured, keeping your finger on the pulse of the hiring market around Apple has become much more challenging. Also, I’ve recruited far more developers and marketing professionals than Apple engineers in the past couple of years. But, there are still a number of places that you can look to find good Mac and iOS engineers looking for a gig. Here’s a quick and dirty list (which can be used to find jobs as well, I suppose) of a few of the better places to look for people you might choose to try and hire:

  • One of the best places to find someone is whatever site or email list appeals to the administrators of products you run. For example, this could be the Studio SysAdmins list if you’re in the film industry,...
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New fonts added to the Free Fonts-Christmas...

128bit Technologies has released Free Fonts - Christmas Collection 3.0, an update to their holiday collection of free fonts available on the Mac App Store. Ten new royalty free fonts have been added to the original collection, bringing the total number of Christmas fonts to 50.

All are in OpenType font format, and can be used for any personal and business project. They’re designed for use in graphic design, web design, holiday cards, family newsletters, party signs and invitations, banners, promotional material, advertisements, application development and more.

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Goldman Sachs sees Apple's transition into...

Goldman Sachs on Wednesday gave a ringing endorsement for Apple stock, telling investors that the iPhone Upgrade Program, Apple Music, and anticipated streaming television product will change how the market views the company.

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Apple apologizes for recent Mac App Store app...

In a note to developers Apple Developer Relations apologized for the recent Mac App Store app signing snafu that made some apps quit working. The glitch caused users to see a false "damaged" error when opening certain apps. 

In some cases users had to delete apps and re-download them. Apple says the problem was due to an update of the Mac App Store signing certificate. 

A copy of the note from Apple was posted to Twitter by developer Donald Southard, Jr. It reads: “In anticipation of the expiration of the old Mac App Store certificate, we issued a new certificate in September. The new certificate used the stronger SHA-2 hashing algorithm in accordance with current recommended industry practice, where the old certificate had used the SHA-1 hashing algorithm.”

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Apple Launches Magnetic Apple Watch Dock for $79

Following a handful of leaked images yesterday, TechCrunch has confirmed that Apple has launched an official Apple Watch magnetic charging dock today for $79.

German blogger Benjamin Scholtysik managed to get his hands on the official dock from the Apple Store in Berlin, but the accessory does not appear to be on the Apple Online Store or stocked at Apple Retail Stores in the United States yet.

The dock cost €89 in the Berlin Apple Store and allows users to charge the Apple Watch both flat and in Nightstand mode. The accessory also comes with a 2M lightning cable that attaches to the base of the dock to provide charge to the magnetic adapter at its center. Scholtysik posted an unboxing and impressions video of...

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KGI: Apple to ship 2.4-2.6 million iPad Pros this...

In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that Apple will ship between 2.4 and 2.6 million iPad Pros in the super-sized tablet’s first quarter of sales despite display and Apple Pencil production issues.

He says Sharp is currently the sole supplier for Pro's high-resolution screen, though Samsung is expected to join in before the end of the year.  The analyst adds that assembly of the Apple Pencil isn’t going as smoothly as planned. He expects Pencil yields to improve as producers overcome inefficiencies associated with building a new format device. 

Kuo forecasts that iPad Pro shipments will decline 10 percent to 2.1 million to 2.3 million units in 2016.

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Apple's New 'Apple TV' ad Blitz...

Apple's new 'Apple TV' ad blitz includes promoting Netflix, HBO and games ...

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It's just a matter of time (two years?) before...

Just as I think that Mac OS X and iOS will eventually merge into one operating system, I think that all of the company’s hardware devices will be powered by ARM-based processors in the not-too-distant future.

As the late Steve Jobs once said, Apple products work so well because the company makes “the whole widget.” There’s no reason to think that Apple isn’t interested in making its own processors. By designing its own chips, Apple can build hardware and software that work together better than any off-the-shelf processor. When it introduced its A7 chip for the iPhone, Apple described it as “forward thinking” and having a “desktop-class architecture.” 

The company describes the A9X chip in the iPad Pro faster than 80 percent of the portable PCs shipped over the last 12 months in CPU tasks and 90 percent of portable PCs in graphics performance. You can be sure that A10X and A11X processors are in the works.

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Paris Attacks Deepen Encryption Debate

Encryption once again has come under fire in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris. Western intelligence agencies reportedly blamed the technology for enabling communications among the attackers, and some officials renewed their calls for technology companies to give them decryption keys. However, the terrorists may have communicated through private messages on the PlayStation 4, or even during game play, camouflaging relevant statements as routine gaming chatter, according to reports.

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Microsoft invents new Wearables Control System that...

Earlier this month the US Patent Office published a new Microsoft patent application covering an invention that relates to using wearables in a new way to control other devices. Apple has two inventions covering the same idea ...

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AAPL has huge potential for more monthly revenue,...

A Goldman Sachs investment note argues that Apple has huge potential for generating more recurring revenue, suggesting an opportunity to generate an additional $7.6B a month, reports Business Insider. The company points to the rumored Apple TV subscription service as one future source of monthly revenue.

In a recurring revenue framework, we have constructed an average revenue per user (ARPU) metric that captures the installment plan pricing of the iPhone ($32/month), assumed installment plans for the other hardware products, and services (e.g. Music at $10/mo, TV at $40/mo) … 

The company also...

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Google+ redesign focuses on Reddit-like communities...

Google isn’t done with its attempts at running a social network. On Tuesday, the company gave Google+ a redesign focused on people getting together around shared interests.

When Google+ launched in 2011, it was designed as a competitor to Facebook, focused on connecting people with their friends through a series of “circles.” That proved unsuccessful, but people started using the service to discuss things that they’re passionate about, like books and astronomy. Google has built its new design around promoting both its Community groups and its Collections of user-curated posts about specific interests.

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Tension Software announces Precise Screenshot 1.4.1...

Tension Software has announced Precise Screenshot 1.4.1 for Mac OS X. It’s an update of the tool for taking screenshots from your Mac screen.

Precise Screenshot can select a resizable portion of the screen with the usual drag method, it can use pre-fixed size area from a customizable popup menu (with the sizes the user needs), or it can use the full screen area. Version 1.4.1 is optimized for OS X El Capitan and fixes some bugs.

Price for Precise Screenshot works with Yosemite or El Capitan. It costs $5.99 and is available at the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/qb8prz6).

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Argus Insights: Apple Watch has ‘tremendous momentum...

The holiday shopping season officially kicks off on Black Friday. Consumers will rush to stores for the best deals on the latest and greatest gadgets and technology. But what items will be the most popular? A new consumer report from Argus Insights focuses on the wearable tech market and reveals which fitness trackers and smartwatches will likely be most in demand.

In the Argus report, an analysis of more than 6,000 wearable consumer reviews from the past five weeks (Oct. 4-Nov. 11) determined the Apple Watch and relative newcomer Lumo Lift Posture and Activity Tracker lead in the smartwatch and fitness tracker categories respectively,  based on consumer perception and demand ahead of Black Friday. Despite a continued drop of 4.36 percent year-over-year in consumer demand (from October 2014-October 2015) for the overall wearables market, the analysis predicts consumers will be mostly likely to open their wallets for these top...

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Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock now available to...

Apple’s new official dock for Apple Watch, the Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock, is now available to buy in Apple Stores and online. This particular image is from the Berlin store in Germany. In the US, the first-party Apple Watch dock costs $79. The Apple store website says the product will be available in US retail for in-store pickup starting this Friday, the 20th November.

As indicated by the leaked photos from last night, the dock allows the watch to either lay flat or sit upright in Nightstand mode thanks to the magnetic attachment. The charger itself is integrated into the unit, so you will still have the...

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Kool Tools: Belkin Car Power Valet accessories

Belkin’s (www.belkin.com) Car Power Valet and Dual Car Power Valet are new special edition in-car charging solutions made exclusively for the iPhone, iPod and iPad.

The new line of high-end car chargers provide an optimal charging experience through the embedded smartchip technology, which automatically registers the ideal amount of power needed to charge the connected devices via the included premium braided Lightning cable.

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336 million earphones, headphones expected to ship...

Global shipments of earphones and headphones are expected to reach 336 million units by 2016, up from an estimated 324 million in 2015. In terms of revenue, the market is expected to surpass $13 billion by the end of 2016, according to new data from Future Marketing Insights (www.futuremarketinginsights.com).

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CS Odessa announces new ConceptDraw Pro solution

CS Odessa has announced The Seven Basic Tools of Quality for ConceptDraw Pro 10. It provides techniques focused on analyzing and improving issues of quality within a business setting.

The Seven Basic Tools are common diagrams understood by workers of any experience level. Templates offered include examples of fishbone diagrams, histograms, flowcharts, and Pareto charts, among others.

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Renderings show spectacular plans for new Frank...

Planning documents obtained by the Chicago Tribune reveal Apple’s spectacular plans for a new flagship store on the north bank of the Chicago River. Fittingly for the city which was home to Frank Lloyd Wright, the design echoes the Midwestern Prairie Style buildings created by the famous architect.

Apple confirmed the plans to the Tribune, which reports that they have already been granted approval, with a formal presentation set to ‘rubber-stamp’ the decision on Thursday … 

The plans were drawn up by Apple’s favourite architects,...

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Camtasia for Mac OS X lets you make topnotch...

By Dave Greenbaum

Camtasia is an application for recording and annotating audio and video captured from your Mac commonly known as screencasting.  I’ve used other programs in the past to do raw captures from my Mac and then did the painful editing in iMovie and GarageBand but Camtasia does everything  with an intuitive and easy to use Mac interface.

I’m an extreme novice when it comes to audio and video editing and still was able to get the functionality I needed from this program. It treats audio and video like Pages treats words. Simple and easy editing. The help screen combined with online tutorials (screencasts in and of themselves) gave me the skills I needed to get up to speed. After I got down these basics, the hardest part wasn’t using the Camtasia tool, but the direct aspects of my presentation such as timing and my script.  When a tool gets out of the way and let’s you do the work that...

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6 high-tech gadgets for musicians and music lovers

Technology has drastically changed the way we experience music, whether it’s by helping musicians create stadium-quality sounds in their basements or by giving fans the ability to listen to their favorite music anywhere they go.

Now you can use your iPad to learn to play the guitar or have friends take turns playing DJ on the same Bluetooth speaker. Read below to discover more high-tech gear designed for artists, music lovers, and anyone in between. And check out the video above to get a better vibe of each gift idea.

PRYMA headphones

Every year, so many new headphones that come out that it’s tough to find a pair that really stand out. Last month when the new Pryma headphones ($500) debuted, they certainly made an impression and redefined what a stylish pair of headphones could be. 

To read...

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6 high-tech gadgets for musicians and music lovers

Technology has drastically changed the way we experience music, whether it’s by helping musicians create stadium-quality sounds in their basements or by giving fans the ability to listen to their favorite music anywhere they go.

Now you can use your iPad to learn to play the guitar or have friends take turns playing DJ on the same Bluetooth speaker. Read below to discover more high-tech gear designed for artists, music lovers, and anyone in between. And check out the video above to get a better vibe of each gift idea.

PRYMA headphones

Every year, so many new headphones that come out that it’s tough to find a pair that really stand out. Last month when the new Pryma headphones ($500) debuted, they certainly made an impression and redefined what a stylish pair of headphones could be. 


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Tuesday November 17

Renderings Show Off Apple's New Retail Store...

The Chicago Tribune has obtained an exclusive first look at Apple's planned new flagship store in Chicago, which will be placed alongside the Chicago River. The new store will "echo" legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie Style homes, which Wright pioneered near the city.

The store will be located near the historic Michigan Bridge and include a "grand flight of stairs" that will go from street-level to a walkway alongside the Chicago River's north bank. On the street-level side, the store will...

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Apple's online store services, Maps suffer...

Apple's content delivery and Maps networks suffered concentrated outages late Tuesday, as the company's system status page showed downtime for various iTunes related services and a brief, but complete shutdown of Apple Maps.

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iMessage, iTunes, Apple TV, more being affected by...

Update: Apple’s system status page now reflects that the issues have been resolved.

Apple this evening appears to be suffering from a widespread outage, affecting a number of its online services. According to the company’s status page, The issues began roughly half an hour ago and are affecting the App Store, Apple TV, iBooks Store, iTunes Match, iTunes Store, Mac App Store, and Radio.

Apple’s Online Store and iMessage also seem to be affected by the outage according to various tweets and the Down Detector website, although Apple’s status webpage makes no mention of iMessage and Apple Online Store issues. The Down Detector outage map shows that the outages are affecting users across the globe.

Apple has not commented on the outage,...

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Multiple Apple Services Experiencing Widespread...

Apple has updated its system status page to reflect widespread issues affecting multiple Apple products and services since approximately 7:30 PM Pacific, including the App Store, Apple TV, iBooks Store, iTunes Match, iTunes Store, Mac App Store and Radio.

Many users are also unable to fully access or use the Apple website, Apple Online Store, Apple ID, Apple Music, FaceTime, iCloud, iMessage, Mail, TestFlight and several other Apple services, suggesting possible larger server or DNS issues.

Apple's standard response on its system status page says it is investigating and will provide a status update as more information becomes available.

Update 8:38 PM: Apple's system status page now indicates the issues have been resolved, and users are indeed reporting Apple's services are up and running once again.

Tags: App Store,...

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Apple expands its Personal Pickup service to...

Apple today has begun to offer its Personal Pickup service in Australia and Canada. The service has been available in the United States for years now, since 2011, but today marks the first time people in Canada and Australia can place an order online, then head to their local Apple Store to pick it up.

With Personal Pickup, the entire order is processed online. You input all of your billing information into the Apple Store app or Online Store, then simply go to the physical Apple Store to seamlessly pick up your item(s). At the Apple Store, you simply have to tell them that you’re there to pick up your online order, present a photo idea and proof of order, and you’re good to go. It’s an incredibly seamless way to bypass the chaos that usually plagues Apple retail locations, especially during the holiday season.


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New Chicago Apple Store to be a riverside glass...

A report on Tuesday offered the first glimpse at what is thought to be Apple's upcoming Chicago Apple Store, with renderings showing an open, glass-encased pavilion type structure appropriately modeled to the company's new architectural design language.

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Personal Pickup now available at Apple Stores in...

After years of offering Personal Pickup at U.S. Apple Stores, Apple on Tuesday activated the service in Canada and Australia, meaning customers in those countries can order online and pick up their goods at a brick-and-mortar store.

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Google Hangouts

 November 17, 2015 7:03:00 PM PST

The problem with Google Hangouts should be resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support.

 November 17, 2015 6:47:00 PM PST

Google Hangouts service has already been restored for some users, and we expect a resolution for all users in the near future. Please note this time frame is an estimate and may change.

 November 17, 2015 6:23:00 PM PST

We are continuing to investigate this issue. We will provide an update by November 17, 2015 7:23:00 PM PST detailing when we expect to resolve the problem.

 November 17, 2015 5:58:00 PM PST

We're investigating reports of an issue with Google Hangouts. We will provide more information shortly.

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KGI expects Apple to sell 2.5M iPad Pros in Q4 as...

Respected analyst Ming Chi-Kuo from KGI Securities has this evening issued an investor note in which he predicts sales for Apple’s latest tablet, iPad Pro. Kuo predicts in his note that Apple will sell between 2.4 million and 2.6 million iPad Pro units in the fourth quarter of 2015. As we head into 2016, Kuo expects those numbers to slide slightly to between 2.1 million units and 2.3 million units.

The small decline in sales is to be expected as the Q4 is prime holiday shopping season in many countries and Apple is used to seeing inflated numbers during the quarter. Apple will officially report Q4 sales in January, although it’s unclear if it will breakdown iPad Pro numbers specifically.

Also of note, Kuo shares that TSMC is the sole provider of the new A9x chip found in the iPad Pro. When the iPhone 6s launched...

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Apple's iPad Pro to sell 2.6M units in Q4...

Apple is on track to ship between 2.4 and 2.6 million iPad Pro units in its first quarter of sales, though inventory of the giant size tablet and its integral Apple Pencil accessory is facing constraints due to production snarls, according to one insider.

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Apple apologizes to developers for Mac App Store...

Apple in a note to developers on Tuesday apologized for last week's Mac App Store app signing issue that rendered certain applications inoperable, explaining server-side fixes and offering app makers instructions on how to patch affected software.

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iPad Pro’s keyboard has an annoying shift key bug,...

If you have a new iPad Pro and have had issues using the new software keyboard, you’re probably not alone. Aside from following the iPhone 6/Plus lead and adding new keys in the space around the QWERTY keyboard, iPad Pro includes a full sized shift key and half-height number keys which in theory require fewer taps to access more characters.

In practice, the new layout requires an adjustment period, to put it mildly, as the keys most frequently accessed are surrounded by targets that you have to avoid tapping accidentally. I’m on day four and getting better, but there’s one embarrassing keyboard bug that had me convinced I was crazy. Turns out I may not be. Here’s the deal:

The new iPad Pro mimicks a full-size keyboard layout with full-width tab,...

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Apple removes HomeKit-incompatible devices from...

In what could be a move to push the first-party HomeKit connected home protocol, Apple has seemingly stopped online sales of incompatible devices made by Kwikset and Belkin, as well as the original August Smart Lock.

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Apple Responds to Developers Regarding Expired Mac...

Last week some users and developers experienced an issue that displayed a "damaged" error when attempting to open select apps from the Mac App Store, including popular apps like 1Password, Tweetbot and Byword. Today, Apple has sent an email to developers explaining what happened and how to fix their apps.

In the email, which developer Donald Southard Jr. shared on Twitter, Apple explains that the company issued a new security certificate for the Mac App Store in September in anticipation of the expiration of the old certificate. The new certificate used a stronger SHA-2 hashing algorithm instead of the old SHA-1 algorithm. Hashing algorithms are used by certificate authorities to sign security certificates.

However, two issues caused...

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Jony Ive talks Apple Pencil, calls other tools ‘poor...

Alongside iPad Pro, Apple revealed a new tool to accompany the device, the Apple Pencil. While Apple Pencil has been hard to come by in terms of availability, those who have managed to get their hands on one have seemingly been impressed with the $99 Jony Ive-deisgned accessory. Now Ive, Apple’s Chief Design Officer, has sat down with Wallpaper Magazine and The Telegraph to discuss his inspiration to make Apple Pencil…

One big thing Ive made sure to note during his interview with Wallpaper Magazine was that the Apple Pencil is not meant to replace the finger as the main input device of the iPad...

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Apple Now Allowing Personal Pickup in Canada and...

As of today, Apple has launched an in-store pickup feature in Canada and Australia allowing customers in those countries to order and pay for devices online and pick them up in retail Apple Stores. Personal Pickup has long been available in the United States, but this is the first time it's expanded to additional countries.

MacRumors reported on the possible expansion of Personal Pickup in early November after receiving word Apple was training retail employees in Australia, France, Canada, the UK, and other countries. While Personal Pickup has currently only expanded to Canada and Australia it may roll out to additional countries in the near future.

Personal Pickup is available for a number of Apple products, from Macs and Apple TVs to the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. When an order is placed for an in-stock item for Personal Pickup, Apple employees get it ready...

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AWT hoodie supports the site, keeps you warm, makes...

In our continuing effort to find ways to keep Apple World Today in the black, today we're announcing just the thing to keep you warm and us solvent: Apple World Today hoodies!

We're making these available for you to order between now and December 8, 2015. Available in 10 vibrant colors, all of the hoodies come with the full AWT logo on front and a super-sized "Apple World" on the back. Your hoodie will ship before Christmas, so you can have the fun of giving one to your favorite Apple geek or get one to wear while you're reading the site.

We need for just three AWT readers to order a hoodie at $38.95 in order for them to be printed; after that point, each sale helps send a little Christmas cheer to the AWT team and helps us make it to the site's first birthday on February 9, 2016. When you make your order, be sure to tweet it out to your friends on Twitter or post it on Facebook to spread the word. 

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Apple apologizes to developers for recent ‘damaged’...


Apple has emailed developers about the recent damaged apps bug affecting a sizeable proportion of the OS X user base with some getting repeated errors on app launch. Whilst a reboot should be enough to invalidate and reload the certificate cache for most people, there are some weird edge cases. Apple says that a permanent fix for the caching issue will be included in a future OS X software update.

The email is effectively Apple apologising to developers for the store platform problems, which caused many customers to understandably, but incorrectly, point blame at the app developers, not Apple.


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Apple Stops Selling iPhone-Connected Smart Locks...

Over the course of the last week, Apple appears to have ceased selling two popular smart lock products in its retail stores and online. Neither the August Smart Lock nor the Kwikset Kevo Wireless-Enabled Deadbolt Lock are listed on Apple's website, but both were still for sale on November 13.

The August Smart Lock and the Kwikset Kevo are both Bluetooth-enabled locks that allow users to unlock their doors using their iPhones. It is not clear why Apple has decided to stop selling the locks, but it could be in an effort to highlight only products that offer HomeKit compatibility. The Kwikset Kevo and the August Smart Lock are not HomeKit-enabled products and cannot be used with other HomeKit devices.

While Apple is no longer selling the Kwikset Kevo or the August Smart Lock, it is selling the Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt, another smart lock that does offer HomeKit compatibility. The Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt is in...

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Jony Ive: Apple Pencil Will Not 'Replace the...

To promote the iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, and Smart Keyboard, several Apple executives gave interviews to a number of media outlets ahead of the release of the tablet and its accessories. Last week we shared a Jony Ive interview from The Telegraph where he spoke on the Apple Pencil, and today, Wallpaper has published a second Ive interview with even more of the design chief's thoughts on the stylus accessory.

Speaking on the conception of the Apple Pencil, Ive said that while it was originally "fundamentally important" to develop a user interface that was based on fingers, Apple discovered there were people who would benefit from an instrument that would enable more precise...

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FBI Paid Carnegie Mellon $1M to Crack User IDs,...

The Tor Project last week claimed the FBI paid Carnegie Mellon University $1 million to crack the anonymity of Tor users. Tor's claim appears to have been triggered by a report last week that said the FBI's arrest of an alleged member of the Silk Road 2.0 drug ring was based on "information obtained by a 'university-based research institute' that operated its own computers on the anonymous network used by Silk Road 2.0." That network was Tor, and the research institute was Carnegie Mellon, Tor said.

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Apple Pay coming to Domino's by year's end...

Apple on Tuesday confirmed company-owned Domino's pizza outlets will be accepting Apple Pay by the end of 2015, while Cinnabon plans to integrate the mobile payments solution in its stores in 2016.

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Instagram Institutes API Changes That Will Kill Off...

Following the recent discovery that malicious app InstaAgent was stealing Instagram passwords from users, Instagram has instituted much stricter rules for accessing its API, effectively killing off a large number of apps that read Instagram feeds.

In a notice posted today on its developer site, Instagram explains it will no longer permit apps that access the Instagram feed API, as that API is being shut down. In the future, third-party Instagram apps will have much more limited capabilities.We've updated our Platform Policy to explicitly list the use cases we will support moving forward. These include apps and services that:

Help individuals share their own content with 3rd party apps, such as apps that let you print your photos and import an Instagram photo as a profile picture.

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Apple Pay to rollout to Dominos & Cinnabon...

News concerning the expansion of Apple Pay has been coming at a rapid pace today. This morning, the service launched in Canada and expanded to Tesco Bank and TSB in the U.K. Then, Apple revealed that more than 100 new banks and credit unions in the United States now support its mobile payment solution. Now, Apple has announced that the service will soon be supported at Dominos and Cinnabon, two popular food chains in the United States.

The AP reports Cinnabon will begin adding Apple Pay to all of its U.S. locations next year, while Domino’s, the popular pizza chain, will support it by the end of...

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Jony Ive: Apple Pencil is made for marking, not a...

In an interview discussing Apple Pencil's design and subsequent development, Apple CDO Jony Ive said one of the team's main goals was to create an input tool clearly for making marks, not a finger replacement.

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AWT News Update: November 17, 2015

We've got your Apple news right here!

  • 2-hour delivery in Manhattan from Apple can be yours for just $19
  • New 15-second Apple ads highlight games and content
  • A new Apple Watch charging dock appears to be on the way from Apple
  • Samsung "fixes" the Galaxy Note 5 "S Pen" issue
  • Apple Pay adds more banks in the US, partners with H&R Block

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for November 17, 2015. 

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Apple Pay Support Coming to Domino's By Year...

Apple has confirmed to AP that Apple Pay support is coming to pizza chain Domino's by year's end, followed by cinnamon roll chain Cinnabon next year. The news comes less than two months after Apple said Starbucks, KFC and Chili's locations will begin supporting Apple Pay starting next year. Apple said Tuesday that Cinnabon will add Apple Pay to all its U.S. locations next year, while Domino's company-owned pizza stores will get it by year's end. Earlier, Apple said Starbucks will conduct a pilot this year, with a broader rollout next year, while KFC will launch next spring.Apple Pay is accepted at more than 1 million locations in the U.S., and at over 250,000 more locations in the U.K. The mobile payments service...

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Apple expands same-day delivery to New York as...

After initially launching same-day delivery in partnership with Postmates earlier this year in San Francisco, Apple today has revealed that the capability is expanding to more locations. Users today have started noticing that same-day delivery from Apple’s online store and Apple Store app is now supported in New York.

First noticed by MacRumors, same-day delivery via courier is now available in most of Manhattan, with it promising 2-hour delivery in 37 of 43 tested ZIP codes. The capability is also available in northern neighborhoods like Inwood and Washington Heights with today’s expansion.

The option for “courier delivery” is available via...

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DisplayMate: iPad Pro has a great screen, but the...

Enlarge / The iPad Pro's display (left) is one of the best you can get in a tablet. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

If you're interested in thorough, in-depth testing of phone and tablet displays, it's hard to beat Raymond Soniera and DisplayMate. He has just run Apple's new iPad Pro through the wringer, and he came away impressed by its color, contrast, performance in ambient light, and power efficiency. It's an improvement on the year-old iPad Air 2's display in most respects, but if you want the most accurate tablet display there is and don't care about size, it's still hard to beat the screen in the newly improved iPad Mini 4.

The full shootout is worth a read,...

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Apple markets iPad in arts & science education...

Apple on Tuesday posted two new profiles to its "iPad in Education" subsite as part of an ongoing campaign to promote the tablet's uses in arts and science classrooms.

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More Apple Stores Begin Receiving Very Limited Stock...

While the iPad Pro launched nearly a week ago, many early adopters have been unable to get their hands on the companion Apple Pencil. With shipping estimates of 3-4 weeks or longer for the accessory on the Apple Online Store, some prospective buyers have been checking their local Apple Retail Stores for stock and tracking their results in our discussion forums.

Apple Pencil stock at SoHo Apple Store in New York City earlier today

Beginning early Tuesday, it appears that more Apple Retail Stores in the U.S. have begun receiving very limited Apple Pencil stock. MacRumors forum member JuanKr...

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Smith Micro launches Poser Pro 11 

Smith Micro has launched Poser Pro 11, an upgrade of the software for creating realistic 3D characters and scenes. In addition to dozens of new features and usability improvements, it comes with an extensive library of pre-loaded characters and content, including human figures, animals and props.

Poser Pro 11 boasts a new SuperFly rendering engine with GPU-assisted rendering, supported by NVIDIA CUDA parallel computing platform that increases performance. Geometric Edge Lines automatically produce “ink lines” around figures in real-time.

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Apple’s WWDC app updated for iOS 9 with iPad Picture...

Apple is making it easier to catch up on session videos from WWDC while multitasking with iOS 9 on iPad. The official app for the annual developer conference has been updated to support iOS 9 today and more specifically work with the iPad’s new Picture in Picture feature.

That means you can start watching a session video on the WWDC app on your iPad, and minimize the video stream to a resizable window that floats over your Home screen and any other apps. WWDC for iOS supports both downloading videos for offline viewing as well as streaming videos within the app or PIP.

While WWDC only rolls around once a year, Apple announced a series of Apple TV-focused Tech Talks taking place around the world starting next month. Applicants hoping to attend these Tech Talks first starting being notified yesterday.

While the latest WWDC app adds PIP support, it does not support new Split View...

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∞ The Dalrymple Report with Merlin Mann: Old Man...

A sleepy Jim talks to Merlin talk all about the iPad Pro: Jim’s review and Merlin’s impulse purchase of it.

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This is what Apple's official charging dock for...

Apple is ready to reveal its official charging dock for Apple Watch, according to recent photos that surfaced on European tech sites on Tuesday.

The photos, spotted by MacRumors, show a white, circular, magnetic charging dock that can be used to charge the Apple Watch by laying it down flat on the top or by propping it upright in “nightstand” mode.


According to photos of the packaging published by French site, iGeneration, the new accessory will be called “Magnetic Charging Dock” and it will retail for €89. MacRumos speculates that the charging dock might be priced at $79 in the U.S.


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Review: Logitech Create iPad Pro Keyboard Case

While Apple's own Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro has been nearly impossible to find since the device's launch last week, Logitech has filled in the gap for those who want an iPad Pro Smart Connector keyboard now. Create iPad Pro Keyboard Case ($150) is the first third-party accessory to dock with iPad Pro's Smart Connector, which allows accessories and the iPad Pro to transfer both data and power to each other — no Bluetooth or wires necessary. Create features a full-sized keyboard, and as a case, it provides sleep/wake and volume button coverage. Unlike Apple's Smart Keyboard, Create features backlit keys and comes in a variety of colors.{/exp:char_limit}

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Opinion: Blame early software for iPad Pro’s weak...

Steve Jobs’ vision of a “post-PC” future really resonated with me. As a dedicated Mac and iPhone user, I was a day one fan of the original iPad, and have spent countless hours enjoying every full-sized iPad released since then. When the iPad mini came out, I happily shifted over to the smaller form factor until buying an ...

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The Week in Mac Apps: Let Tick Task create your...

... plus easy backups, window management, and more!

In this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, we bring you tools that help you organize your desktop, keep your data safe, and safely manage and share all of your photos.

Backup To Go 1.2

Did you save your work today? With Ohanaware’s Backup To Go (Mac App Store Link) you can keep your data safe—and take it everywhere you go even if your Mac can’t come with you.

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Apple Store brings same-day Postmates deliveries to...

Apple on Tuesday updated its online store to allow same-day deliveries in Manhattan, offered through its partner for the service, Postmates.

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Drone, Ferris Wheel Altercation a Worrying Sign of...

A drone crashed into the 175-foot-tall Seattle Great Wheel last week, triggering a police investigation. The Great Wheel is a ferris wheel near the downtown Seattle waterfront. No damage or injuries were reported in the crash. "I'm surprised this doesn't happen more often," commented Rob Enderle, principal analyst at the Enderle Group. Drones have become a problem in America's skies, causing damage and personal injury and interfering with firefighters' efforts and commercial flights.

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The pen is mightier: Samsung modifies Galaxy Note 5...

Rather than fix a flaw that can permanently damage its latest flagship phablet, Samsung has instead opted to revise the packaging for the Galaxy Note 5, warning users not to insert the device's S Pen back into the handset in the wrong direction.

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Notable apps and app updates for November 17, 2015

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

iOS Apps/Updates

Idle Sword, the web game from GamesButler, is now available for free. You explore dungeons, find new heroes, and battle various enemies. 

G-Productions has introduced Yukti 1.0. It’s a free puzzle-music game game played with the tactics, creativity and imagination of your touch. Yukti immerses the user in a journey through outer space and broadens a user's perception about how to find unlikely paths to reach their...

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Apple World Today: Patronage, expenses, and attrition

The Apple World Today Patreon campaign has been in force since the site first launched in February, and we’ve never come close to our goals for funding -- those goals are listed at right. That goal has dropped significantly in size; we now need only about $2,000 a month to keep the lights on, but it’s never happened. We see our readership numbers growing, but we’re still just not big enough to get a lot of sponsors and advertisers… and we’d like to do away with ads altogether someday. Our faith that AWT is going to continue to grow and prosper is the only thing that’s keeping the site going right now. 

There are two problems with crowdfunding a website like this. First, the Patreon numbers don’t reflect the fact that Patreon takes an administrative fee. They’re going to change that soon, but right now the AWT Patreon Page shows 283 patrons at a total of $1560.51 per month. How much of that does AWT actually see?...

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Five new Apple TV ads highlight games and content...

Apple on Tuesday debuted five new 15-second advertisements for the newly launched Apple TV, highlighting both streaming content and interactive games that can be downloaded from the tvOS App Store.

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Rdio to Shut Down, Assets Acquired by Pandora

Music streaming service Rdio has announced that it is filing for bankruptcy and will be shutting down. The company hasn’t announced what this means for customers yet, but Adam Engst offers one solution for extracting the list of your favorite tracks from the service.


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Ubuntu Studio Is a Treasure Trove for Creative Types

Ubuntu Studio 15.10 is a one-stop Linux OS shop for most creative people. It bundles a nearly full range of multimedia content-creation applications for workflows involving audio, graphics, video, photography and publishing. The developers describe this distro as a multimedia content-creation hub for all five creative workflows. The last element -- publishing -- is the weakest link. The publishing category in terms of the traditional wordsmithing genre is missing.

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Apple Shares New Apple TV Ads Highlighting Apps and...

Apple today shared five new ads for the fourth-generation Apple TV on its YouTube channel, highlighting a handful of notable and popular apps that are available for the new device. These mark some of the first Apple TV ads Apple has released since the fourth-generation Apple TV launched in late October.

Each ad is just sixteen seconds in length and depicts one of five Apple TV apps and games, including Crossy Road, Netflix, HBO NOW, Disney Infinity 3.0, and Asphalt 8. The videos show a brief glance at each app before cutting to an overall view of the new interface of...

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Pryme Vessyl, an iOS-compatible hydration tracking...

Hardware startup Mark One, the company behind the Vessyl intelligent cup that debuted for presale last year, launched a new device on Tuesday called the Pryme Vessyl, which automatically tracks users' water consumption habits and incorporates them into a customized schedule.

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Apple promoting popular apps and games on new Apple...

Apple has launched a new campaign to highlight both the new Apple TV and the many games and entertainment services on its App Store with a new series of short video clips. Each 15 second video starts with the same Apple TV graphic, then promotes a popular game or video service app on the new Apple TV with some gameplay or a popular show available on the service, and ends with the same multicolor graphic. So far these clips promote Netflix, HBO NOW, Asphalt 8, Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition: Star Wars, and Crossy Road. You can view each one below:

Asphalt 8


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This plane can take off like a helicopter

The Osprey just completed its longest flight in history, flying from California to Brazil for joint military training exercises.

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ZAGG Messenger Universal Mobile Keyboard and Stand:...

I've griped about my lack of a keyboard for the iPad Pro on Apple World Today before, and finally today I have one to try out thanks to the good people at ZAGG. The $69.95 Messenger Universal Mobile Keyboard and Stand isn't a keyboard case or a folio, nor does it use the Smart Connector of the iPad Pro. Instead, it's a Bluetooth keyboard with a built-in stand that will work with the Pro, and with many other devices as well. Let's take a look.


The ZAGG Messenger Universal is actually quite a nice looking unit, featuring a black case with a fold-down cover/stand that shuts off the unit when it is closed over the keyboard. There's also power switch for that purpose, right next to the micro-USB port that's used for recharging the keyboard. ZAGG says that the device can get about 3 months of battery life given one hour a day of usage, so I'm assuming that it...

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Military's Osprey helicopter-airplane makes...

The Osprey just completed its longest flight in history, flying from California to Brazil for joint military training exercises.

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Apple's annual iPhone release cycle...

A report examining smartphone brand loyalty found that buyers of higher end devices tend to prefer sticking to what they have, but that Apple has been very successful in inciting switchers to jump to iOS during its iPhone upgrade cycles.

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My Post On iPad Pro At CBS Pulse

I’ve been thinking a lot about the iPad Pro (which might be obvious to my readers). Sooooo, I wrote up a little article for CBS Pulse on the iPad Pro. It’s available at http://cbspulse.com/2015/11/17/ipad-pro-means-businesses/. Hope you enjoy!

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16GB iPhone users rejoice: New Google Photos feature...

Google is adding some new space-saving features to its Photos app on both the web and iOS. A new feature rolling out to the web client starting Wednesday will give the option to downgrade photos previous backed up in full resolution to the compressed mode in order to save space. And on iOS, there’s a new “Free up space” button being added to the settings menu that deletes already backed up photos…

One of the things that makes the photo service so popular is the ability to back up an unlimited amount of photos in a “High quality” mode where photos over 16 megapixels are compressed. For most, this option suffices for...

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Google search bolsters its ability to understand...

Google wants you to talk to its search app like it’s just another human.

The company revealed several updates to its voice-search capabilities that allow you to ask questions like, “What was the Royals roster in 2013? or “What was the U.S. population when Bernie Sanders was born?”

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Google’s search app can now handle questions with more complexity.

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News: Leaked photo shows official Apple Watch dock...

A photo posted by French site iGeneration appears to show the packaging and instructions for an official Apple dock for the Apple Watch. The box reads “Magnetic Charging Dock” and features a diagram of a circular dock supporting the Apple Watch in both horizontal and vertical positions. The dock appears to come with a Lightning cable, but not the USB adapter for plugging the cable into the wall. The price tag on the box shows the cost…

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Apple Seeds Fourth OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan Beta to...

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan update to developers and public beta testers, just one week after seeding the third beta and a full month after releasing OS X 10.11.1, the first OS X El Capitan update, to the public.

The fourth beta, build 15C47a, is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store and can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center. Public beta testers can download the beta through the Mac App Store.

We don't know exactly what improvements the 10.11.2 update will bring to OS X El Capitan, because the betas seem to be focused on under-the-hood upgrades with no apparent outward-facing changes. It’s likely to include bug fixes, security...

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CoreMelt gives FCP X users tracked masking tools for...

CoreMelt has announced its SliceX Free product for Final Cut Pro X. It lets you create instant Shape Masks to cut out layers or isolate effects directly in Final Cut Pro X without having to go into Motion or create the masks with an external program.

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Official Apple Watch Charging Dock Packaging Shown...

Apple is developing its own in-house docking solution for charging the Apple Watch, reports French site iGeneration [Google Translate]. Citing sources with knowledge of Apple's plans, iGeneration says the dock will be called simply the "Magnetic Charging Dock," a name also seen in alleged packaging photos below.

Circular in shape, the dock appears to support the Apple Watch in two orientations, both laid flat over the top in portrait mode and on its side in landscape mode, useful for Nightstand mode. The charging puck within the dock seems to adjust from flat to upright to accommodate both orientations.

The Magnetic Charging Dock is said to come with a Lightning cable that will...

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iPhone 6s camera review Switzerland: behind the...

Austin Mann:

We’ve gotten a ton of questions about gear and the trip behind this project so we cut together this BTS piece for you — it’s 17 minutes so grab a coffee/snack and enjoy!

In early October, Mann posted his review of the iPhone 6s. Now he’s giving us a behind the scenes look. These BTS videos always fascinate me.

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News: Foursquare added to Apple Maps business...

Apple has updated the acknowledgments page for its Maps app to include Foursquare as a provider of business listings. Foursquare officially joins Yelp, Trip Advisor and Booking.com as official providers of information about businesses, restaurants and attractions within the app, but so far we at iLounge haven’t seen any Foursquare information popping up when searching in Apple Maps. In other Foursquare news, the company’s Swarm app got…

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Mini-review: iWork ‘15 brings a lot of little...

In 2013 following a five-year hiatus, Apple dropped new versions of Keynote, Pages, and Numbers on unsuspecting iWork '09 users. A lot of features were removed, and the user interface was significantly overhauled. The company fixed some of the more egregious omissions in the following months and then did a more significant update of the productivity suite in late 2014. Now, apparently, we're back on a yearly update schedule again. We got another round of iWork updates last month and a round of bug...

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AppsMoment Application Builder revved to version 2.0

AppsMoment has launched version 2.0 of its app builder application. AppsMoment was created to make the process of creating mobile apps straightforward and clear so that people without coding knowledge could use it.

Version 2.0 allows anyone to create apps in more than 10 languages. The new dashboard offers better visualization and makes the process of creating apps even more simple and fast. Users now can create iOS, Android and HTML5 apps simultaneously.

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OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 beta 4 Now Available

OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 beta 4 Now Available

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OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 beta 4 Now Available

OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 beta 4 Now Available

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Dog & Bone announces world's first...

Australian accessory manufacturer Dog & Bone is best known for its amazing Wetsuit cases for iPhone, but the company has just made a splash in the “internet of things” market by introducing the world’s first keyless Bluetooth padlocks. Using an iOS or Android app as a virtual key, the US$89.95 LockSmart Keyless Bluetooth Padlock and $69.95 Locksmart Mini Keyless Bluetooth Padlock will be shipping in December, just in time to lock up those new Christmas gifts.

The LockSmart’s app lets users manage one or many padlocks, even allowing owners to send virtual “keys” to others for access to a lock. The app tracks all lock activity, including the user name, date and time of use, and the owner can revoke access at any time with a few taps.

For iPhone owners who have devices that support Touch ID, the LockSmart padlocks can be unlocked with a fingerprint. Users can also tap an app icon to unlock the padlock, or enter a...

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SuperTab for Mac gains El Capitan support

SpriTec Software (www.supertab.me) has released SuperTab 1.3, an update to their utility application for OS X. The new version adds support for El Capitan.

SuperTab enhances and extends the Mac's built-in Command-Tab Application Switcher by providing users with instant access to more than just their active apps. By the way, SpriTech is offering SuperTab at a 75 percent off sale price of $5 for a limited time. A demo is available for download.

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Apple Pay coming to Canada and Australia this week,...

Apple Pay’s march to ubiquity is going to be a slow and steady one, if Apple’s current rollout strategy is any indication. The company brought its mobile payment service to the United Kingdom in July after months of expansion in the U.S., and now Apple Pay is arriving in Canada today, with Australia set to come on board on Thursday.

There is a caveat: Apple Pay use is limited to American Express cardholders in those countries to start. Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s vice president in charge of Apple Pay, told the Associated Press that American Express cards are easiest to support at launch because AmEx is both the payment network operator and the card issuer...

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Tests reveal how Apple improved iPad Pro’s display...

DisplayMate is out today with a comparison of iPad displays following the introduction of Apple’s new larger 12.9-inch iPad, and the results might surprise you.

While the larger display on the iPad Pro is one of the device’s standout features on Apple’s latest and greatest iPad, the iPad mini 4, introduced alongside the iPad Pro to not quite as much fanfare, actually beats out its bigger sibling in several categories. The iPad Pro, however, does hold its own and DisplayMate’s analysis shows a number of improvements Apple has made to make it one of its best displays for a mobile device yet.


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Seagate launches ClusterStor G200 Storage System

Seagate Technology (www.seagate.com) has introduced the Seagate ClusterStor G200 Spectrum Scale, a high performance computing (HPC)-class storage solution designed to help data-driven enterprises manage massive storage growth. The G200 integrates with Seagate’s new 3.5-inch ClusterStor HPC drive specifically designed for the HPC market.

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Remote Buddy Display turns a Siri Remote into a Mac...

IOSPIRIT has introduced the Remote Buddy Display for the new Apple TV. It costs US$24.99 and is a companion to the free Remote Buddy app for tvOS that brings your Mac apps onto the new Apple set-top box’s screen through screen sharing .

It also turns the Siri Remote into a trackpad, keyboard and remote for use with your Mac. You can pick from Remote Buddy's library of app-specific actions, launch, switch, and quit apps right from your Apple TV.

According to the folks at IOSPIRIT, the screen sharing engine delivers up to 60 frames per second at a latency of just around 0.1 seconds. In Trackpad mode, you can move the mouse cursor, click and scroll. Integration with Remote Buddy's Mousespot allows highlighting parts of f.ex. a Keynote or PowerPoint presentation. It also helps you find the mouse pointer on screen. 

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IOSPIRIT introduces Remote Buddy Display for the Mac

IOSPIRIT has introduced the Remote Buddy Display (https://www.iospirit.com/products/remotebuddy/display/) for the new Apple TV. It costs US$24.99 and is a companion to the free Remote Buddy app for tvOS that brings your Mac apps onto the new Apple set-top box’s screen through screen sharing .

It also turns the Siri Remote into a trackpad, keyboard and remote for use with your Mac. You can pick from Remote Buddy's library of app-specific actions, launch, switch, and quit apps right from your Apple TV.

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