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Monday August 10

14:02
Google just announced a massive overhaul of its...

Business Insider:

Google just announced a brand new operating structure.

It is now a subsidiary of a company called Alphabet, which has Larry Page as CEO. The CEO of Google is Sundar Pichai.

“Alphabet Inc. will replace Google Inc. as the publicly-traded entity and all shares of Google will automatically convert into the same number of shares of Alphabet, with all of the same rights. Google will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alphabet.”

This is blockbuster news breaking as we speak.

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13:53
IBM to Buy Watson a Pair of Eyes


IBM last week announced a $1 billion deal to acquire Merge Health, a provider of enterprise imaging and clinical system, with the goal of giving the supercomputer "eyes." Merge, which has operated in the health sector for two and a half decades, maintains a medical imaging management platform for archiving, accessing and sharing medical imagery. The incorporation of Merge into Watson Health will give medical professionals the ability to leverage Watson for assistance with analyzing X-rays, MRIs, angiograms, electrocardiograms, and other medical images.

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13:45
Force Touch on iPhone 6s to Make iPhone Interactions...

Rumors have all but confirmed the upcoming iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus will include Force Touch, allowing the device to distinguish between a light tap and a deeper press to enable a wide range of new gestures.

Force Touch has been built into the Apple Watch and the trackpads of the Retina MacBook and the newest Retina MacBook Pros, adding a whole new dimension to the way the devices are controlled. On the Apple Watch, Force Touch is used within apps to access different settings, and on the Mac, it can do things like previewing links in Safari, and accelerating rewind/fast forward speed in iMovie.

Force Touch on the iPhone will work similarly to the way that it works on the existing devices that offer Force Touch, but there are some differences...

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13:41
Spotify moving towards Premium-only music content...

Although it should continue to provide a free, ad-supported tier, Spotify is reportedly planning to limit some of its music content to Premium subscribers in reaction to pressure from record labels.

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13:31
Apple Pay goes corporate with AmEx support

Need to expense lunch or travel on the company dime? If your business uses American Express for its corporate accounts, now you can pay with the tap of an iPhone. The credit card company just became the first corporate card issuer to support Apple Pay.

AmEx already supported consumer and small-business cards, but has now expanded that to corporate accounts. The integration is only available for certain U.S. corporate cards—green, gold, platinum, and Centurion are all on the list, plus a few others. See the full list here. If your corporate AmEx is branded by another financial institution, it might not be supported.

To read this article in full or to leave a...

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13:30
AJA DataCalc: A great free app for video editors

AJA Video Systems is a company that makes a lot of high-end video production hardware, and when you're shooting and editing 4K/UltraHD video, it's really easy to start chewing up a lot of storage quickly. Back in the TUAW days, you may remember that we used the free OS X AJA System Test app to benchmark hard disk drives. Well, the company also produces another handy and free app called AJA DataCalc (iOS Universal and OS X) that makes determining your storage needs a cinch.

After loading the app, you just need to enter the length of the video (days, hours, minutes, seconds, or a SMPTE time code), the format of the video (NTSC up to 5K UltraHD formats), the codec being used for video compression (AVCHD or 16-bit RGBA, for example), and the audio format. 

Tap on "Done...

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12:58
5 Mobile Apps You Really Need for SMB Success

There’s a quick and easy IT Business Edge slideshow at http://www.itbusinessedge.com/slideshows/the-5-mobile-apps-you-really-need-for-smb-success.html that I helped with about 5 Mobile Apps You Really Need for SMB Success.

Hope you enjoy!

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12:30
Cyberduck 4.7.2 - FTP and SFTP browser. (Free)

Cyberduck is a robust FTP/FTP-TLS/SFTP browser for the Mac whose lack of visual clutter and cleverly intuitive features make it easy to use. Support for external editors and system technologies such as Spotlight, Bonjour, Keychain, and AppleScript are built-in.

Cyberduck is an Open Source product licensed under the GPL and free to use. Donations are welcome to help advance development in the future. Thanks to contributors, Cyberduck is available in English, Japanese, German, Catalan, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Russian, and Polish.



Version 4.7.2: New Features

  • Delete incomplete multipart uploads when deleting file (S3)

Bug Fixes

  • Default size of new browser window (Mac)
  • Copying HTTP URL does not work
  • Crash in NSLog (Mac)
  • Unable to select...

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12:30
CARROT Weather is on your Macs, meatbags

Attention, meatbags. CARROT Weather is now available for the Mac. The robot with a vindictive personality has escaped the confines of iOS and infiltrated your computer, bringing with it accurate weather forecasts for multiple cities, secrets to unlock and a time machine. Here's our look at CARROT Weather for Mac.

CARROT Weather for Mac is very similar to the iOS apps, with the same animations, look and feel. It also delivers the same weather forecasts, with thorough information like lows and highs, precipitation, UV index, pressure, dew point and more.

The "time travel" feature is pretty cool, too. Pick any date within the last 70 years, and CARROT Weather will display the weather for that date in your chosen location. It will even predict the weather 10 years into the future. Let's see the TV weather man do that.

Unique to the Mac version is a customizable mini...

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12:14
Pad & Quill: Quality leather bags and Apple...

From Kari (Mrs PQ):

Pad & Quill is passionate about designing and crafting unique leather bags, accessories and cases for Apple products. We employ the best leathers, canvas and various materials to make products that are beautiful, functional, durable and ageless. Our craftsmen exemplify the heart and soul of our company and we celebrate their skill by inviting each artisan to sign each Leather Bag or Apple Watch Bands as it is completed for you, our customer.

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11:58
Nokia planning mobile comeback

Now Nokia boss Rajeev Suri is planning a comeback. He must wait until late 2016 before he can consider re-entering the handset business – after a non-compete deal with Microsoft expires – but preparations are underway.

The company has already dipped its toe into the consumer market; it has launched an Android tablet, the N1, which went on sale in January in China and days ago unveiled a “virtual-reality camera” – heralding it as the “rebirth of Nokia”.

Like many of us, I was a longtime Nokia user, before the company dropped the ball and then kicked it away. I fear for their new business if the plan is to enter an already crowded market with another Android device.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:46
Switchers

Horace Dediu:

It’s much more likely that Apple converts existing smartphone users while Android converts first-time users.

Brilliant.

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11:00
A look at "a latte" iOS apps for National...

August is National Coffee Month. Well, okay, it's not been established as an official "national" holiday by the Congressional Record or a Presidential proclamation (heck, I can't even find out how it started). However, since I love my java, it sounds like a good reason to celebrate by listing some of our favorite coffee-related iPhone/iPad apps at the Apple App Store:

° The free Starbucks app (also available for the Apple Watch) lets you pay for your drink without cash or a credit card. You can even include a tip in your payment. Plus, you'll get a free drink at participating stores (alas, some restrictions apply) when you join My Starbucks Rewards and sign up for email rewards.





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10:41
xsan 4 - How to change the default volume type to...

Forums: Troubleshooting

I just configured an 80TB Xsan 4 volume; however, Xsan 4 does not give you the option that Xsan 3 or older does, when choosing a volume type. I'd like to re-configure this volume as a fileserver, so that I can have more inodes.

Xsan-mdc1:Volumes root# df -kh
Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity iused ifree %iused Mounted on
/dev/disk1 465Gi 24Gi 440Gi 6% 6395832 115443782 5%
/dev/disk7 73Ti 4.1Gi 73Ti 1% 100 16796 1% /Volumes/Xsan

You can see a HUGE difference in inodes from the system and the Xsan. Does anyone know how to manually set this in the config file? I would like to know the formula, if one exists so that I can maximize the amount of inodes that I can have on my 80TB Xsan configuration, without compromising performance.

Thanks in advance!!

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10:00
Apple Addresses 'Bendgate' By...

Following the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus last September, some users began experiencing issues with the larger-sized smartphones bending in their pockets after normal day-to-day usage. The issue -- informally known as "Bendgate" -- became widespread after a video test revealed it does not take much force to cause a slight curvature in the device.

iPhone 6 Plus bend test by Lewis Hilsenteger of Unbox Therapy
Apple later commented that an iPhone 6 Plus bending under normal use is "extremely rare," adding that it had received only nine complaints from customers about the issue at the time. The company said the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus feature a "precision engineered unibody enclosure" constructed from 6000...

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09:45
How to get rid of pop-up ads and adware on your Mac

Recently, my brother was greeted by an irritating pop-up ad on his Mac. I guided him through the steps to removing it, so I'll repeat them here.

Pop-up ads are adware advertisements that open over or under your browser window, in another tab, or as a graphic element within the current window. Sometimes they refuse to go away even when you try to close them.

If such ads appear, DO NOT give enter important information about your Apple ID, credit cards, etc. If an ad refuses to close, it's almost certainly a scam after your money. 

To get rid of adware, start by closing any pop-ups that are open. If a pop-up on your Mac includes a "Don't show more alerts from this webpage" checkbox, select the checkbox before closing the pop-up. If a pop-up won't close (as in my brother's case) close Safari on your Mac (as well as an iPhone or iPad, if it's open). 

Relaunch the web browser on your Mac as you hold down the Shift key. This prevents Safari from automatically...

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09:41
Mac OS X version of Excalibur security solution...

The first Mac OS X version of Excalibur (https://getexcalibur.com/en/blog), a security solution that's free for non-commercial users, is now available. Instead of syncing your data across computers, the utility is cloud based by design. No syncing is required, and all your passwords and notes are immediately accessible.

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09:30
Spotify 1.0.11.134. - Stream music, create playlists...

Spotify is a streaming music service that gives you on-demand access to millions of songs. Whether you like driving rock, silky R&B, or grandiose classical music, Spotify's massive catalogue puts all your favorites within your reach. No streaming service offers a larger, more varied catalogue.

The music you love, whenever you want it

  • You're the DJ. Add stars to your favorite tracks, and create playlists. Spotify lets you keep your favorites close at hand.
  • Endless discovery. With built-in Related Artist suggestions, Spotify will help you discover your new favorite artists, albums, and tracks.
  • Make it social. Follow your favorite artists, share musical recommendations with friends, and more.



Version 1.0.11.134.:

Note: Now requires a 64-bit Intel processor.

  • Calling all lyrics fans! We've re-designed Lyrics for...
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09:30
iPad mini 4 rumors: Slimmed down with a better camera

The iPad mini 3 wasn’t a huge upgrade from its predecessor, offering just one new reason to buy: Touch ID. (Oh, and it came in gold.)

But rumor has it the iPad mini 4 will take design cues from the iPad Air 2. Fans of the smaller-sized tablets could be persuaded to splurge on a slimmer mini with upgraded internals, but we’ll see if word on the street (er, the Internet) proves true. Here’s what you need to know about what the iPad mini 4 has in store.

What’s the latest?

Leaked computer-aided design images from often reliable source OnLeaks indicate that the iPad mini 4 will be a svelte 6.1mm, just like the iPad Air 2. The iPad mini 3 is 7.5mm. OnLeaks previously posted photos of the next-gen iPad mini’s casing,...

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08:43
Benedict Cumberbatch urges fans to put away their...

Petapixel:

After another stage performance in “Hamlet” this past weekend, actor Benedict Cumberbatch stopped outside the Barbican theater in London to make a request of his fans: he wants theater-goers to put away their cameras during his performances.

Speaking to the large crowd of fans gathered outside the theater, Cumberbatch politely says that seeing cameras pointed at him during the play is “mortifying” and that there’s “nothing less supportive or enjoyable” for the actors on stage.

It’s just as bad for the performer as it can be for the audience. Nothing ruins an event more than having a dozen cell phone screens brightly ruining your view of what is happening on stage.

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08:39
Can Apple Music steal radio’s last advantage?

Wired:

While streaming services provide endless ways to introduce listeners to unfamiliar music, the sheer number of them has fragmented the market. As we listen to music more each year, radio still holds the crown in one very important regard. “Radio continues to be the #1 source of discovery for new music,” says David Bakula, a Nielsen analyst.

According to Nielsen’s findings, this is true even for younger listeners, the prime audience for streaming services. “For younger millennials in particular, discovery is more and more driven by social media and other digital formats, but that’s still supplemental to radio,” says Bakula.

To me, Beats 1 is the most interesting aspect of the very uneven Apple Music. I tend to listen to music I already know and like but, listening to the Beats 1 DJs, I’m more likely to hear, listen to, and want to learn more about artists I’ve never heard of before.

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08:01
Intel announces Mac Pro-class Xeon laptop processors...

Intel recently announced plans to bring its professional-class Intel Xeon processors to notebook computers for the first time. The Xeon family of chips is notably only used by Apple in $2,999 and up Mac Pro desktop computers. According to Intel, the high-performance processor will make its way to portable computers starting with processors based on the next-gen Skylake architecture. Specifically, the Xeon E3-1500M v5 family will be the first to bring contemporary workstation power to portable computers, while Intel promises “the right balance of power and mobility” for the upcoming chips. But would Apple ever Xeon chips in...

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07:50
Leaked 3D CAD images, video, show thinner iPad mini 4

It’s a leak.

But it’s a pretty specific leak.

A series of 3D CAD images from @OnLeaks show that Apple’s upcoming iPad mini 4 tablet might be as thin as the current iPad Air 2, boasting a revised thickness of 6.1mm. A leaked video supports this claim as well.

The leak ties into what the oft-reliable Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities said about how the iPad mini 4 would essentially be a smaller version of the iPad Air 2, stating that it would also get updated specs. It’s been suggested that these might include the same 8MP rear-facing camera and fully-laminated display with anti-glare coating as the Air 2.

Only time will tell, but this could be pretty nifty...

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07:32
Opinion: Five reasons Apple’s rumored ambitions of...

The iPhone 6 was the iPhone many had long been waiting for, offering a larger screen size and NFC support for Apple Pay. Unsurprisingly, it opened to record sales, and has continued to break sales records ever since.

But Apple’s ‘tick tock’ strategy –a major new iPhone one year and an updated model based on the same form factor the following year – means that the company has to work much harder to sell its S models. With little visual difference (and the average mass-market customer oblivious to processor upgrades), Apple has to rely on a headline new feature to...

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07:28
'iPhone 6s' and iPhone 6 Displays Compared...

MacManiack, a reseller of iPhone, iPad, and Mac parts and accessories, has shared a new video that compares a purported "iPhone 6s" display with an existing iPhone 6 display. The side-by-side comparison reveals that the displays are very similar overall, with identical dimensions and the same placement of the FaceTime camera and proximity sensor, but the front panels do have some notable differences.

The alleged "iPhone 6s" display has a new connector in the top-left corner that supports multiple rumors claiming the next-generation smartphone will be equipped with pressure-sensitive Force Touch technology. The "iPhone 6s" display also has slightly redesigned flex connectors, Touch ID is integrated in the LCD and digitizer connector, and the protective plate on the back of the LCD is glued in place.

As the launch of the so-called "iPhone 6s" and "iPhone 6s Plus" inches closer, multiple components for the upcoming...

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07:28
Leaked video purportedly shows upcoming “iPhone 6s”...

It’s the leaks that make things interesting.

A video released by European Mac repair firm MacManiack purportedly shows the iPhone 6s display as compared to the current iPhone 6 display. The firm claimed it obtained the parts from a Chinese supplier and the dimensions are identical to the iPhone 6 version.

The locations of the FaceTime camera and proximity sensor also mirror the current model, but the ribbon connectors have been slightly altered. Additionally, the shielding on the back of the LCD is glued into place, another variation from the iPhone 6.

Apple has also apparently chosen to build the home button and Touch ID...

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07:26
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 10...

Notable software releases this week include OmniOutliner 4.3 and Postbox 4.0.3.

 

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

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07:26
ExtraBITS for 10 August 2015

Verizon is dropping smartphone subsidies and contracts, a university IT department literally took 36 iMac boxes for a spin, the author of “The Martian” explains how his Comcast email was hacked, and Apple has dismissed rumors that it will become a cellular carrier.

 

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

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07:06
MacKeeper customers can file a claim to get their...

Macworld:

Customers of the oft-criticized security and performance program MacKeeper have until Nov. 30 to file a claim for reimbursement, the result of a proposed class-action suit settlement.

Those who bought MacKeeper before July 8 are eligible, according to the settlement website where claims can be filed.

The class action suit accused MacKeeper’s original developer, ZeoBIT, of deceptively advertising the program and making false claims about what it could fix.

Half a million US customers are eligible to get at least some money back. If you know anyone who bought this crapware, please let them know about this settlement.

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07:00
Hello AngularJS

Hi there!

How are you today?

You are {{ input }}!

That is all I had to say today.

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06:53
Troi Automatisering has released Troi Text Plug-in 3...

Troi Automatisering has released Troi Text Plug-in 3.5 for FileMaker Pro 14. It's the latest version of the tool for for dealing with text in your FileMaker Pro database.

Troi Text Plug-in 3.5 is compatible with FileMaker Pro 12, 13 and 14. It also adds the example file EasyInstallTroiPlugins.fmp12, with support for the 64-bit version of FileMaker Pro 14.

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06:18
FileMakers launches Boost Your Business Kit offer

FileMaker has launched the Boost Your Business Kit (http://tinyurl.com/nzy8zhs), a special limited-time offer that includes things new customers need to create and run business solutions that work across iPad, iPhone, Mac, Windows, and the web for the discounted price of US$828.

Purchase one FileMaker Server 14 annual license with five concurrent connections and receive five FileMaker Pro 14 annual licenses at no additional cost. The FileMaker Go for iPad and iPhone app is downloadable for free from the Apple App Store.

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05:00
Why Jon Stewart Failed


The Daily Show with Jon Stewart dropped off the air last week. It is kind of amazing that it was how a massive number of us actually kept up on the news, given it wasn't a real news program. However, while the show was a commercial success, it appeared that wasn't its only goal. It seemed it also wanted to make us aware of some of the really stupid things people did, in the hope of making us all smarter. Well, last week it showcased that even those who should have gotten that message didn't.

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04:54
Claimed leaked 3D CAD images support reports that...

Claimed 3D CAD images of the iPad mini 4 supports earlier reports that the upcoming device will adopt a very similar form factor to the iPad Air 2, getting the thickness down from 7.5mm to 6.1mm. A video (below) of the CAD images was posted by @onleaks, a source with a good track-record … 

The generally-reliable Ming-Chi Kuo had...

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04:46
Virtual Reality Devices to Ship 43 Million Units by...

The early excitement surrounding AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality) has prompted some substantial bets from major players, including Google, Samsung, Microsoft, and Facebook. ABI Research (www.abirsearch.com) says Microsoft’s Hololens will likely be a major driver of consumer AR devices, while Google Cardboard will continue to be the first choice for an inexpensive VR experience (estimated to ship around 1.5 million units by then end of 2015), and will join Samsung’s Gear VR in driving mobile-reliant device growth.

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04:43
Recommended Reading: 'Take Control of Audio...

Kirk McElhearn’s new, US$10 "Take Control of Audio Hijack" (http://tid.bl.it/tco-audio-hijack-info) explains both the basics and the subtleties of Audio Hijack 3’s flowchart-like interface.

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04:20
Coder wins a thousand Twitter contests using a bot

You've probably seen "retweet to win" contests on Twitter, and maybe even won a t-shirt, concert tickets or marshmallows. But computer engineer Hunter Scott completely automated the idea and created a bot that entered every Twitter contest it could...

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04:09
Recosoft ships ID2Office 2.1

Recosoft Corp. is shipping ID2Office 2.1 the newest version of the InDesign to Word, PowerPoint and Keynote conversion plug-in for InDesign Creative Cloud 2015.

The new version has been enhanced to support Adobe InDesign CC 2015, the latest release of InDesign for both the Mac and Windows platforms. Additionally, version 2.1 adds support for InDesign CC 2015 properties such as Paragraph shadings and Graphic cells in tables, and more.

On the Mac, ID2Office 2.1 requires OS X 10.6.8 and higher. It's available at Recosoft (http://www.recosoft.com) in the following configurations:

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03:23
Macgo Blu-ray Player 2.16.2.2044 - Blu-ray player. (...

Macgo Blu-ray Player can bring you the most unforgettable Blu-ray experience on your Mac. Overview Macgo Mac Blu-ray Player can satisfy just about every need you could possibly have in a Blu-ray Player. It features a friendly user interface, ultrafast loading and super high quality. Besides that, it perfectly supports Blu-ray, DVD and any other media format that you want to play. It outputs video at up to 1080p high-definition quality without loss of data and frame, and allows full preservation of all audio tracks (like DTS 5.1, Dolby TrueHD Audio, etc.).

Macgo Mac Blu-ray Player is really easy to operate. You can control almost everything on the main interface with your mouse. More settings can be done by right-click on the interface while playing. Or you can change preferences in the menu on the top of the interface. Macgo Mac Blu-ray Player is the first Blu-ray player on Mac, and its uniqueness doesn't just end with that. It can support any media...

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03:18
Haven 1.1 - A writing tool, and a place to write. (...

Haven is not a tool but a place to write...

Simply put, Haven helps all kinds of amateur and professional writers get inspired and focused on their writing, stimulating their creativity while setting a peaceful mind-set and offering bullet-proof creative writing aids. As a place to write, Haven offers several different locations/themes as well as some of the most used creative writing techniques and tools!

Themes
Select from several places to write. From snowy Jutland to mysterious Kyoto or the vibrant Berlin, there are 8 different animated themes with corresponding music ambiance included.

Character Builder
Get rapid inspiration in order to create your character. Appearance, occupation and traits are suggested randomly as you click.

Plot Generator
Using another well-known technique, this generator puts two characters at a random place, situation and under a given...

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03:00
Jessie Hartland’s “Insanely Great” tells Steve Jobs...

Despite being cut short, Steve Jobs’ life was legendarily full and accomplished—and the recollections of it are expectedly lengthy and robust. Walter Isaacson’s eponymous biography, issued weeks after Jobs’ death, weighs in at 657 pages, while the more recent Becoming Steve Jobs is still hearty at 464 pages. Even 2013’s rough Jobs film starring Ashton Kutcher dragged on for more than two agonizing hours. 

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Sunday August 9

20:59
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.0.2.8 - Adware removal...

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (was AdwareMedic) helps you get your Mac experience back.

Is your Mac running slow? Annoying adware--such as pop-ups, or malware--could be the problem. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scans for and removes code that degrades system performance or attacks your system. Making your Mac once again your Mac.

What It Does

  • Removes adware, such as Genieo, VSearch, and Vidx
  • Removes malware, including Trojans
  • Scans quickly
  • Simplifies program management through a clean, lean interface

How It Does It

  • Anti-adware
  • Anti-malware
  • Light footprint
  • Simple interface



Version 1.0.2.8:

  • Fixed an issue getting the name of certain Chrome extensions
  • Fixed cosmetic issues



  • OS X 10.7 or later



...

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20:21
With players and fans adopting contextual behavior...

Forums: NetworkingTags: Fifa 16 Coins Ps

The FIFA 16 team behind this effort has increased last years options by bettering in-game scouting, making more in-depth storylines, rendering it in order that older players dont retire since they accustomed to, adjusting player growth plus potential and increasing set piece control. Anyone can also create concept squads while playing FUT 16, and you will be given an opportunity to select at the very top loan player from the get-go. These stars (or simply very solid players) are around for use for less than a small number of games and cannot have their contracts renewed, so youll desire to use them wisely. Likewise, the commentators will criticize the goalkeeper because of not reaching a ball that had been a "good height",...

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20:16
He unselfishly squares the ball to Fifa Coins...

Forums: NetworkingTags: Fifa Coins Account

It allows considerably more customization amongst gamers when you might be playing through season after season, you happen to be easily capable to capitalize on the strong points of your respective team. Manchester City's creative midfielder David Slva skins his marker for the fringe of areas with a cheeky body feint without touching the ball, a new addition towards game which has proved effective like a general skill pull in real-life during the last couple of months. He unselfishly squares the ball to Fifa Coins Account
his club team-mate Sergio Aguero, who tees himself up for any bicycle kick before floating his strike in to the top corner...

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20:09
The FIFA 16 release date arrives on Fifa 16...

Forums: NetworkingTags: Fifa 16 Comfort Trade

The FIFA 16 release date arrives on Fifa 16 Comfort Trade
September 22nd for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. There is also a version coming for Xbox 360 elite and PS3, but it really will never likely get every one of the features outlined in this particular roundup. Gamers can score a beginning FIFA 16 deal for $38 after all savings are added up.EA thought we would add womens teams to FIFA just in front of this years World Cup, which became a wildly successful tournament regarding television ratings. The USWNTs title game against Japan attracted more U.S. viewers than any soccer match in history.In my ballet shoes ever, a woman look within the...

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15:06
The Logic Pros: How-to connect MIDI controllers...

In this week’s episode of The Logic Pros, it’s the beginning of hardware month. As previously mentioned, we will be looking at a number of interesting hardware add-ons, instruments, controllers and more for Mac and iOS setups, starting with the puc+:

The slew of great, inexpensive iPad/iPhone synths and other music making apps are only limited by the smaller display on those devices. Add a MIDI controller into the equation, however, and your iPad quickly becomes a synth module with endless sound creation possibilities all...

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14:42
OmniOutliner 4.3

Improves exporting data from both the standard and Pro editions. ($49.99 new, free update, 24 MB)

 

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

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13:50
2015 Perseid meteor shower

Time and Date:

The Perseid meteor shower, one of the brighter meteor showers of the year, occur every year between July 17 and August 24. The shower tends to peak around August 9-13.

The best time to view the Perseids, or most other meteor showers is when the sky is the darkest. Most astronomers suggest that depending on the Moon’s phase, the best time to view meteor showers is right before dawn.

I’m headed out later to shoot the meteor shower and test some photo gear tonight.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:39
The 8th annual “Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk”

KelbyOne:

Each year, photographers around the world gather together on the same day to explore an area, photograph, share those photos with one another, and hopefully make some new friends! This year that happens on Saturday, October 3rd.

I’ve been a Walk Leader since the beginning and always have a great time hanging out with photographers of all skill levels. It’s a really cool idea to think that you and thousands of other photographers around the world are all shooting on the same day. If there is one in your area, go for the walk. If there isn’t, it’s not hard to organize a walk yourself.

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10:00
Broken Windows and 12 Hours of Missing Time


The fact that Microsoft has posted a Web page for users to "Get help with Windows 10 upgrade and installation errors" probably is just the latest sign that the release of its new -- and highly anticipated -- operating system has some problems that need to be resolved. It appears things haven't been going as smoothly as the company would have liked since Windows 10 became generally available. In addition to compatibility errors, which might be expected with a new OS, Microsoft has been addressing errors regarding damaged or missing files.

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08:59
External Link: Verizon Dropping Contracts, Subsidies...

On 13 August 2015, Verizon Wireless is going to radically change the way it sells phones and cellular service. Contracts, subsidies, and family plans are being eliminated for anyone not on an existing contract. Instead, customers will be liable for the full price of their phones, with an installment plan available to spread out the cost. It would cost $30 per month for unlimited talk and text, plus 1 GB of data, with an additional $20 fee for having a smartphone.

 

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08:27
Duplicate Annihilator 5.7.8 - Find and delete...

Duplicate Annihilator takes on the time-consuming task of comparing the images in your iPhoto library using effective algorithms to make sure that no duplicate escapes.

Duplicate Annihilator detects:

  • Duplicates
  • Imported thumbnails
  • Imported thumbnails of faces
  • Missing image files
  • Corrupt JPEGs



Version 5.7.8:

  • Various fixes and improvements.



  • OS X 10.6 or later
  • iPhoto 5 or later



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07:00
5 Considerations for SMBs That Want To Move To Apple

Little article I/Bushel contributed to from Tech Republic covering considerations for small businesses looking to move to the Apple platform. It’s available at http://www.techrepublic.com/article/5-considerations-for-smbs-that-want-to-move-to-apple/#ftag=RSS56d97e7.

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07:00
The Week in iPad Cases: Booq’s shoulder bag gives...

...plus backpacks, book-bound cases, and more!

This week’s roundup of new iPad cases features fashionable folios from Belkin, CODi, DODOcase, Targus, and Toffee, a keyboard from Kensington, and something with character from ThinkGeek.

Belkin

The Dana Tanamachi Cover (all iPad mini models; $35) sports the artist’s unique floral design on a sturdy folio case.

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04:38
How to use the new back button in iOS 9

One of the most notable -- albeit least trumpeted -- user-facing enhancements in iOS 9 is the new back button, which lets you quickly return to where you were when following links between apps. Here's how it works.

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02:01
MIT's robot borrows quick reflexes from a human...

Based on what we've seen at DARPA's Robotics challenge finals, most humanoid machines are still stiff and hilariously clumsy. MIT's new robot named "Hermes," however, moves a bit more gracefully and has human-like reflexes -- because it's hooked up...

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Saturday August 8

16:55
Apple’s fitness guru opens up about the watch

Outside:

In Jay Blahnik’s first extended interview since Apple hired him to help launch the Watch, the company’s director of fitness for health technologies insists activity tracking is overemphasized, elite athletes have a sitting problem, and the real breakthrough apps for the device will probably be created outside of Cupertino.

You have to read between the lines sometimes but it’s pretty obvious Blahnik isn’t just a talking head and that he really wants the fitness aspect of the Apple Watch to be a big deal.

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16:52
Why is American beer so bland?

The Atlantic:

Today’s discerning beer drinkers might be convinced that America’s watery, bland lagers are a recent corporate invention. But the existence of American beers that are, as one industry executive once put it, “less challenging,” has a much longer history. In fact, Thomas Jefferson, himself an accomplished homebrewer, complained that some of his country’s beers were “meagre and often vapid” nearly 200 years ago.

Jefferson never lived to see the worst of it. Starting in about the mid-1800s, American beer has been defined by its dullness. Why? The answer lies in a combination of religious objections to alcohol, hordes of German immigrants, and a bunch of miners who just wanted to drink during their lunch break, says Ranjit Dighe, a professor of economics at the State University of New York at Oswego.

There are some amazing craft beers in America and elsewhere but the major brewery beer – Bud, Coors, Molson and the like – are quite simply not worth...

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16:50
Postbox 4.0.3

Adds URL autocompletion capabilities to the Quick Bar. ($15 new, free update, 25.5 MB)

 

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13:00
It's time for Apple to consider pixel quality...

The TV/computer screen buzz lately is about Ultra High Def/4K displays. However, when considering new monitors (and, hey Apple, where's our 5K Thunderbolt Display?) and upcoming iMacs, perhaps Apple should think about pixel quality as well as pixel quantity.

In a 2013 interview with Variety, Patrick Griffis, executive director, technology strategy for Dolby, said that "better pixels" as opposed to "more pixels" can deliver a "wow" factor that not even Ultra High Def (UHD) TVs can match. With a 1080p HD picture with pumped-up brightness and color, metallic surfaces gleam like mirrors. colors glow, and highlights and shadows alike keep their detail, he added. What’s more, unlike 4K TV, that improvement is visible even at a distance from the screen. The pumped-up brightness and color is due to High Dynamic Range imaging....

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11:56
The Apple Watch effect? Traditional watch sales drop...

The Apple Watch is either a hit or a failure, depending on who you ask, but one thing’s for certain: June was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad month for the US traditional watch industry.

As reported by Bloomberg, data from market research firm NPD Group shows that traditional watch sales in the United States dropped by 14 percent in the month of June, as compared to June 2014. According to Bloomberg, that represents the biggest year-over-year drop in watch sales since 2008.

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11:51
Congressional Black Caucus Begs Apple For Its '...

theodp writes: In Silicon Valley this week, Rep. Barbara Lee called on Apple and other holdouts among the nation's tech companies to release federal data on the diversity of their work forces. She was with other members of the Congressional Black Caucus to turn up the heat on the tech industry to hire more African Americans. "If they believe in inclusion," said Lee, "they have to release the data so the public knows that they are being transparent and that they are committed to doing the right thing." Apple has refused to make public the EEO-1 data that it routinely supplies to the U.S. Dept. of Labor on the demographics of their workers. In the absence of the race and gender data, which Apple and others historically argued were 'trade secrets' and thus not subject to release Freedom of Information requests, tech companies were free to make unchecked claims about their Black employee ranks (Google's 2007 Congressional testimony) until recent disclosures revealed otherwise. The...

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11:00
Big Apple event rumored for Sept. 9; what can we...

John Paczkowski of BuzzFeed — quoting unnamed "sources familiar with Apple's plans" — says the company will unveil new iPhones the week of Sept. 7 — probably on Wednesday, Sept. 9. He also thinks Apple will unveil the next generation Apple TV, new iPads, and perhaps — though Paczkowski thinks it's a long shot — the long-rumored iPad Pro.





According to various and sundry reports/rumors/speculation, the next gen iPhone (probably dubbed the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, but perhaps the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus) will sport: a 12 (or perhaps 10) megapixel, rear-facing camera; a 5-megapixel front-facing camera; a Force Touch sensor; and a stronger aluminum...

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10:15
Samsung is driving their Smartphones Thinner with...

Apple's iPhone 6-Plus is a very thin smartphone with a depth of only 0.28 inches (7.1 mm) weighing in at 6.07 ounces. Samsung recently introduced a thinner smartphone for the Chinese market called the Galaxy A8 with a depth of 0.23 inches (5.9mm)...

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09:24
Review: DJI Phantom 3 Professional iOS-connected...

The best has gotten even better with DJI's new Phantom 3 Professional, a drone that captures stunning, super-smooth 4K video from the skies. But it's the new controller with Lightning cable support, as well as a revamped iOS app, that truly bring this accessory to new heights.

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09:11
European Commission: no evidence of collusion...

The European Commission found no evidence of collusion among the major music labels and Apple to stifle free music streaming services such as those offered by Spotify, reports Re/code (http://tinyurl.com/ocqcveq), quoting four unnamed "sources with knowledge of the matter."

Investigators examined whether the labels conspired with one another or with Apple on Apple’s new streaming music service in a way that would hurt rivals, the article adds. The probe failed to turn up any illegal activity, though the EU will continue to monitor the market, sources said.

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07:00
Unlock Locked Active Directory Accounts Using...

You can use the Unlock-ADAccount PowerShell commandlet to unlock an Active Directory account. This can be helpful, for example, as a Self Service option in a Casper server. To do so, run the Unlock-ADAccount commandlet followed by the -Identity option and then the SamAccountName:

Unlock-ADAccount -Identity CharlesEdge

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07:00
The Week in Mac Apps: Tools for developers,...

Tools for developers, designers, and more

This week’s roundup of new Mac apps brings you a selection of apps that help developers measure twice and market once, designers manager their assets, and everyone else add a little bit of reflection to their photos.

HeliumLift 1.0

Be more productive with Justin Mitchell and Jaden Geller’s HeliumLift, an app that places a translucent browser right on top of your desktop.

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06:47
The EU Commission ends one Apple Music Probe while...

Today, we learn that the EU has found there to be no evidence of illegal activity in Apple's Music streaming deals.

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06:28
Review: Just Mobile’s Lounge Dock adds Apple Watch...

Early in the life of the Apple Watch, offering a single, nicely-designed stand was enough for most developers; our guide to the best Apple Watch Stands compiles many such options. Just Mobile’s first entry was the aluminum, tube-shaped TimeStand, which I reviewed last month, and now the company’s back with a second and entirely different stand called the Lounge Dock ($40). Lounge Dock addresses TimeStand’s most conspicuous omission, adding support for watchOS 2.0’s upcoming Nightstand Mode, while adapting Just Mobile’s ...

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05:00
Gadget Ogling: Bacteria-Zapping Toasters, a Clicker...


In truth, the Nico Gerard Skyview Pinnacle is more an accessory than a gadget, but it's so repugnant and ridiculous that it's impossible not to include it this week. Someway, somehow, watchmaker Nico Gerard found it prudent to create a watch that can accommodate an Apple Watch on its band, mounted where the clasp is located. It starts at $9,300. I have reservations about smartwatches in general, but the Pinnacle is colossally absurd. It looks ridiculous to have an expensive, standard-looking watch with an Apple Watch tacked on.

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04:15
The week in Apple news: Thunderstrike and DYLD, Sept...

Apple headlines for the week ending Aug. 7, 2015

The week started out with the media freaking out about a couple of scary-sounding OS X security exploits, but it turns out that there really wasn’t much to worry about. The iPhone rumor mill is fully operational, and you might want to plan a trip to Santa Fe to see an opera about Steve Jobs. These are just a few of the headlines that made the Apple news this week. You can see all the important headlines here in this slideshow. Want to get more details on a story? Click on the link.

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01:38
This week on AppleInsider: Stock market jeopardy,...

This week was tougher for Apple than some others, with serious trouble on the stock market, but the company did make headlines with rumors about a September press event, and the first-ever official Apple Music numbers.

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Friday August 7

20:47
Hackers are attacking US gas stations

After a gas station monitoring system was hacked earlier this year, Trend Micro researchers Kyle Wilhoit and Stephen Hilt decided to take a closer look. They set up fake internet-connected systems called "GasPots" -- honeypots that mimic the real o...

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19:43
Amazon Studios has two new pilots for you to judge

While Amazon has a track record to go by for its upcoming car show, it's still crowdsourcing impressions for its new dramas. Today the service posted pilot episodes for two new series that it might pick up for streaming, and you can check them out...

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19:02
Apple's Jay Blahnik outlines Apple Watch health...

In an interview published this week, Jay Blahnik, Apple's director of Fitness and Health Technologies, spoke at length about Apple Watch hardware and software, explaining how the device came into being, it's merits as a fitness monitor and where he thinks it's going with watchOS 2.

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18:17
Following Apple Music inquiry, European Union...

The European Union’s inquiry into whether Apple had colluded with music labels to suppress competition from streaming music services like Spotify has concluded that no evidence exists to support such claims.

The investigation involved the questioning of executives from several of Apple’s partner labels to determine whether App Store limitations might “lock out” competitors.

The inquiry did reveal that Spotify has seen pressure lately from label executives who dislike free streaming, but found...

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18:10
Macminicolo: Twelve month trial for just $10/mo

Thanks to Macminicolo for sponsoring The Loop this week. For ten years, Macminicolo has been hosting thousands of Mac minis in a high end data center. The minis are used for all sorts of services. The Mac mini “has become Apple’s most popular server system.”

Readers of The Loop can signup for a twelve month trial for just $10/mo. Come see what a Mac mini can do....

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17:59
Wave goodbye to manual car seat controls with...

It sounds a bit like an infomercial: Tired of using manual controls and levers to adjust your car seats? There's got to be a better way! And now of course there is, thanks to researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC. The re...

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17:36
EU Inquiry Finds No Evidence Apple Colluded With...

The European Commission has failed to find evidence that Apple conspired with record labels to put a stop to free music streaming services, reports Re/code, citing sources with knowledge of the investigation.

The European Commission spoke with multiple digital music services and record labels, but was not able to find evidence of illegal activity, putting an end to the probe. Investigators' "files will remain open," however, as Spotify continues with licensing talks with major labels.

European regulators began scrutinizing Apple's discussions with record labels in April, over concerns Apple would use its influence to persuade music companies to put an end to free ad-supported music services such as Spotify. Apple Music, unlike Spotify, does not offer a...

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17:23
EU clears Apple and labels of colluding against free...

A European Commission inquiry found no evidence that Apple colluded with major record labels to impede free-to-stream services as part of the company's Apple Music business strategy, a report said Friday.

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17:20
Another Day, Another Apple iPhone Ad about Amazing...

Yes, it's another day and there's another new iPhone ad.

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16:55
New Study Shows Apple is Gaining Market Share over...

In a new report published by digital media analytics company comScore late today we learn that Apple ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer in the U.S. market ...

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16:30
Thrilling choose-your-own-adventure game Lifeline...

These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.

A U.S. space shuttle inexplicably crashes on a moon in a galaxy far, far away. One survivor—a science student named Taylor—has managed to get her communications device working, and she’s texting…well, you.

Apparently, Taylor’s really trusting of some random stranger with an iPhone on Earth.

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16:20
Apple touts iPhone picture taking capabilities in...

Adding to its "If it's not an iPhone" ad campaign, Apple on Friday released a new 30-second spot touting the handset's idiot-proof picture taking capabilities.

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16:04
Apple Releases New 'Photos & Videos'...

Continuing on with its "If it's not an iPhone, it's not an iPhone" advertising campaign, Apple today updated its YouTube channel with a new "iPhone - Photos & Videos" ad that focuses on the photographic capabilities of the iPhone.

The ad depicts an assortment of artfully arranged iPhones that display photos and videos in an assortment of different patterns. A voiceover accompanies the ad, pointing out the iPhone's popularity as a camera and its ease of use.

Every day millions of amazing photos and videos are shot with iPhone. That's because the iPhone makes it easy for everyone to shoot amazing photos and video.The style of the video mimics the other ads that are part of this particular campaign, "Loved," "iPhone - Hardware & Software," and...

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15:54
Apple’s latest ‘if it’s not an iPhone ad’ highlights...

Apple has uploaded its latest advertisement as part of its new “if it’s not an iPhone, it’s not an iPhone” marketing series. Today’s new TV ad focuses on the iPhone’s camera, photo taking capabilities, and video recording features. As it has done in past campaigns, Apple appears to be promoting pictures and videos taken by actual iPhone customers. Apple’s previous iPhone ads focused on customer satisfaction, hardware/software integration, and the App Store. Apple also recently published a new website to accompany the TV ads, which focuses on many of the same iPhone talking points.

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15:35
iOS 9 to add Wi-Fi Calling for AT&T users and Wi...

At its best, Wi-Fi can make voice calls without relying on a cell signal, but at its worst, Wi-Fi is frustrating enough to want to rip your hair out.

If the latest iOS 9 developer beta is any indication, Apple’s newest mobile software update will make the most out of your Wi-Fi connection at all times—even when the Wi-Fi signal sucks. 9to5Mac has uncovered that iOS 9 will introduce Wi-Fi Calling to AT&T users. iOS 9 will also include Wi-Fi Assist, a feature that automatically boosts your connection by relying on a cell signal when your Wi-Fi is weak.

Wi-Fi Calling allows you to make a call using a Wi-Fi connection instead of a cell signal. Even though the option to enable Wi-Fi Calling shows up in the Settings of iPhones running the beta, once you toggle it on you get an error message. “Oops! Wi-Fi Calling isn’t yet available in your area, but check back soon.”

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15:30
AWT News Update: August 7, 2015

Another slow news day in the Apple world, but that means it's OK for all of you to go out and get a beer, then listen to the AWT News Update podcast:

  • Apple is expected to release new iPhones and the new Apple TV on September 9
  • Verizon drops subsidies, and also releases some data plans to go along with that announcement
  • comScore says the iPhone grabbed 1.5 percent more marketshare in the US in the June quarter

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for August 7, 2015. It’s a slow news day, so this is going to be short…

Apple is expected to hold a media event on September 9th at...

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14:59
Teens Find Real Friends in the Online Jungle


Teens have been using digital media to create bonds that extend well beyond playing games or tweeting, according to a study Pew Research released Thursday. Along with likes and shares and tags and retweets have come beefing, berating, trolling and blocking. Although a lot of social activity appears superficial, that's not always the case. About 57 percent of the respondents to Pew's survey on teen interactions online indicated that they established a long-term friendship with someone they'd first encountered online, Pew reported.

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14:38
Apple continues to gain ground in US smartphone...

Apple not only remained dominant in the U.S. smartphone market during the June quarter, but was also the only top-five OEM to exhibit gains over the three-month period, according to new data from research firm comScore.

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14:02
Review: Speck’s CandyShell Fit Apple Watch case...

While I wasn’t immediately convinced of the need to ever hide a beautiful Apple Watch under an arguably unattractive protective case, seeing my wife’s experience accidentally damaging the sapphire display solidified my spot in Apple Watch Case Camp in some contexts.

Because Apple Watch materials — aluminum, stainless steel, gold, Ion-X glass, and sapphire glass — are strong but not entirely resistant to scuffs, scratches, shatters, and all the same ailments that strike our iPhones in normal use, it makes sense that accessory makers want to apply the same formula used to produce iPhone cases when making protective solutions for Apple Watch.

But Apple Watch has to look good, so does porting that same formula actually work? That’s the question I’ll tackle with my hands-on experience with Speck’s $29 CandyShell Fit...

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14:00
MacTech Pro: Just a few more chances to attend in...

Throughout 2015, we've been telling you about MacTech Pro, the conference series for professional Apple techs and consultants. A one-day jam-packed session in cities around the country, MacTech Pro has been a big success this year. Now there are only three more sessions planned, the first of which is next week in the Big Apple:

  • New York, NY - August 12, 2015
  • Dallas, TX - September 2, 2015
  • Denver, CO - September 30, 2015

MacTech's Neil Ticktin, who is the host of all of the events, noted that attendees can attend the Microsoft Office for Mac and iOS Accredited Support Professional Course and Exam (updated for Office 2016) at no additional cost. If you're thinking about attending, but need that extra little incentive to push you over the edge to go to your regional event, you can even get a special Apple World...

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13:35
Office 365 news roundup

Windows 10 is here! The best Windows yet, delivered as a service and kept automatically up-to-date with new innovations and security updates, launched last week as a free upgrade. As part of the launch, we also released the all new Office Mobile Apps for Windows 10. Customers in 190 countries can now download and install the apps from the new Windows Store and immediately start being more productive on the go. In conjunction with the launch, we also spelled out which capabilities in Windows 10 will benefit Office 365 admins.

Windows 10 is big news, but it’s not our only news. As part of our ongoing work to deliver the richest email and...

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13:06
Apple expected to unveil 'iPhone 6s,' new...

Apple is reportedly eyeing a media event for Sept. 9, where the company is expected to show off its next-generation iPhone and Apple TV hardware, and may even unveil new iPads, according to a new report.

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13:01
Report: Apple’s next iPhone event happens on (or...

It's that time of year again: Buzzfeed's John Paczkowski reports that Apple's next iPhone event is going to happen on the week of September 7th, and that currently the 9th is the most likely date. Paczkowski previously reported for Re/code, where he established a track record for accurately predicting Apple event dates.

Apple usually launches new iOS versions on Wednesday the week after the announcement, which means we could get iOS 9 on or around September 16th. If the company holds to its strategy for previous iPhone launches, any new models would follow on that Friday, September 18th. Rumors say that Apple is also planning to announce a new Apple TV and SDK at the September event.

What little we know about the...

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13:00
Photomyne: Turning physical photo albums into...

Transferring old photo albums to a digital format can be a huge amount of work. First, there’s the hassle of taking photos out of an album, whether they’re glued in, using those little adhesive corners, or using the clear plastic sheets that are used in “modern” albums. Then the images need to be scanned, generally with a flatbed scanner of some sort. Next, each image is color-corrected if necessary, or touched up if there are scratches or stains. Photomyne (US$4.99, universal) is an iOS app designed to take the work out of converting a printed photo collection to a digital format.

Photomyne works on the concept of digital photo albums, so if you happen to have a physical album that needs to be converted to the 21st-century equivalent, you just create a new album and then start adding photos.

Now, adding photos to albums can be a real hassle. Generally, you’re feeding them one at a time through a...

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13:00
How to get the best prices on Apple's 12...

Apple's new 12" and 13" MacBooks are among the industry's hottest offerings, and this back-to-school season, AI has teamed up with Apple's top authorized resellers to offer the lowest prices anywhere on the wide assortment of available configurations, including options with and without AppleCare protection.

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12:56
Apple to Debut New iPhones, iPads, and Apple TV on...

Apple's annual fall iPhone event will likely be held on Wednesday, September 9, reports BuzzFeed's John Paczkowski, who has provided reliable information on event dates in the past. According to sources that spoke to BuzzFeed, the event will be held during the week of September 7, with September 9 targeted as the most likely date.

The event's focus will be on the next-generation iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, both of which will feature a Force Touch display, an A9 processor, an improved camera system, and a faster LTE chip, among other features. Apple may also unveil new iPads at the event, but the 12.9-inch iPad Pro "seems to be a wildcard," says Paczkowski, meaning it could come at the event or at a later date.

In addition to the iPhone and iPad, Apple is also expected to unveil the next-generation Apple TV. The Apple TV will be a huge...

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12:55
Report: New iPhone and Apple TV to be announced at...

According to a new report from BuzzFeed’s John Paczkowski, Apple will hold its annual fall iPhone event on September 9th. The report, citing “sources familiar with Apple’s plans,” claims that Apple is targeting the week of September 7th for the event, with Wednesday the 9th being the frontrunner right now.

At the event, Apple will unveil the iPhone 6s, which we unveiled exclusive details on earlier this summer. The iPhone 6s is expected to be largely similar to the iPhone 6, but with a pressure-sensitive Force Touch display and...

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12:49
Verizon to drop subsidized phone pricing in new...

Verizon Wireless on Friday announced a new set of core subscription plans, eliminating contract-based phone subsidies in favor of combinations based on device choices and the amount of data.

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11:45
FunBITS: Do Computers Dream of Psychedelic Bears?

Google’s DeepDream does truly bizarre things to images. Josh Centers explains its origins, and how to try it out on your Mac.

 

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11:35
Dark Sky 5 Offers Hyperlocal Weather Forecasts for...

To set itself apart from the many other weather apps for the iPhone, Dark Sky provides accurate precipitation forecasts for your exact location for the next hour. It couples that with customizable alerts for upcoming weather events and an excellent interface for the traditional 7-day forecast.

 

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10:35
Windows 10 Raises Some Hackles


"Tablet view is showing saved porn images," wrote Reddit user "FalloutBos." "Woke up to wife asking why I set it to rotate all my porn images right on the desktop view. I have no idea [how] to shut that feature off and that computer is staying shut down until I do." FalloutBos had downloaded Windows 10 onto his computer, and it seems the new OS reached down into his "My Pictures" folder and created a slideshow. That incident raised howls of laughter, but it points to one of the problems early users of Microsoft's new OS have reported.

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10:30
The Week in iOS Apps: Fantastical, Cloud Outliner...

Productivity matters

This week’s roundup of new and updated apps features advances in productivity apps like Fantastical 2 and Cloud Outliner 2. Read on to make yourself a more highly effective person.

Fantastical 2

Fantastical 2 has long been one of our favorite calendar apps, thanks to its versatility and—we still don’t get why more calendars don’t do this—combining of calendar and reminders into a single offering. It’s well worth its $5 price tag. The latest update includes a “drafts” feature: Swipe down on a new event so you can browse your schedule, then resume the draft at any time. Also new: Support for Japanese.

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10:10
Apple's Jimmy Iovine hints at curation playing...

While discussing Apple Music in a new interview published on Thursday, Apple executive Jimmy Iovine mentioned the prospect of applying curation to TV, potentially pointing to a direction for Apple's rumored streaming TV service.

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09:57
Verizon to kill subsidies, launch simpler data plans...


Verizon will launch brand new, simpler data plans and kill subsidies as expected from August 13. Today, the company introduced a set of plans which will require customers to pay for their smartphones in monthly installments, or buy them outright, instead of having the cost subsidized.

Similar to the Simple Choice plans launched by T-Mobile a couple of years back, the data plans come in four tiers: small, medium, large and extra large. Those plans will get...

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09:31
Jon Stewart’s final episode

Comedy Central:

On Jon’s last episode of The Daily Show, he revisits The Best F#@king News Team Ever, gets a send-off from his top political targets and says goodbye after 16 years as host.

In case you missed it.

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09:30
What to play this weekend: Spyfall

At 2014's Internationale Spieltage (or “Spiel”) gaming convention in Essen, Germany, Spyfall by designer Alexandr Ushan made a splash as a great party game. It was difficult to obtain here in the US until June of this year, when it was picked up by distributor Cryptozoic Entertainment. Now you can grab a box and have a fun...or just go online.

Today there's a browser-based version that is mobile-friendly, platform-agnostic, free and every bit as fun and hilarious as its paper sibling. It's a game of bluffing, deduction, light role-playing and a lot of laughter. Spyfall is indeed a great party game that takes minutes to learn and often leads to hilarity. Here's our look at Spyfall. 

How it works...

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09:26
News from China Claims that another Suicide has...

The China Labor Watch (CLW), who was the driving force behind the BBC's report on Apple titled "Broken Promises," confirmed earlier this week that a male worker at the Foxconn factory in Zhengzhou ...

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09:25
iPhone 6s Roundup Updated

Apple's iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are coming next month, and we've updated our iPhone 6s and 6s Plus roundup with details on expected features, an extensive list of part leaks, and a fantastic new video that walks through all of the changes we'll see in the new devices.

Make sure to check it out.

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09:10
Jimmy Iovine talks Taylor Swift, TV, and why Apple...

This week, Taylor Swift gave us some insight into her infamous open letter to Apple—she wrote it frantically at 4 a.m.—and now Apple Music leader Jimmy Iovine is spilling Apple’s side of the story.

Iovine is currently doing a publicity blitz in England, where he told the London Evening Standard that Apple’s response to Swift’s letter was a little more laidback than you might think. Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of software and services, called Iovine on the Sunday morning Swift posted her letter to Tumblr.

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09:03
9to5Toys Last Call: Bose SoundTrue On-Ear Headphones...

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.

Today’s can’t miss deals:
Last Call Updates:

NomadPlus converts your iPhone USB wall charger into a 1800mAh power bank:...

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09:00
Catalent—pharmaceutical tech company boosts global...

Catalent, a global pharmaceutical technology company, is undergoing a transformation from a collection of 30 semi-autonomous sites to an increasingly productive, cohesive global organization. One reason is that Catalent deployed Microsoft Office 365 to build a faster, more productive and interconnected work environment. Today, employees are using Office 365 communication and collaboration services to drive engagement, expedite clinical trials, improve customer service, and build a competitive advantage.

“Imagine the communications required to organize the 150,000 clinical shipments that we deliver to 80 countries every year, or the coordination required to successfully deliver the 70 billion doses that we manufacture annually. The more seamless the communication and collaboration among global sites, the more we can build our competitive advantage—that’s the value we are getting from Office 365.” —Michael Del Priore, senior vice president and chief information officer at...

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08:58
Icon crafting inspiration

This is an homage to some great icon creation efforts of yesteryear and, if you’ve got an icon to create, a great source of inspiration.

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08:56
Apple Watch goes on sale at Best Buy's online...

As promised, the U.S. branch of Best Buy began selling the Apple Watch on Friday, offering a range of models through its website and some retail locations.

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08:32
Apple Files Two Trademark Filings in the U.S. for...

On March ninth Apple introduced ResearchKit, a healthcare research open source platform that has the power to transform medical research. Four days later ...

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08:23
Pendulum accessory turns Apple Watch into a necklace...

A new product from Bucardo turns the Apple Watch into a necklace pendant or a pocket watch with the company’s upcoming Pendulum Collection of jewelry accessories.

The collection includes a vintage-style pocket watch accessory for the 42mm Apple Watch in two styles, and a line of pendant necklaces for the 38mm Apple Watch, all available in either 14k or 18k gold plating or sterling silver and various designs. The accessories are designed with a hinge so they can be worn with the Apple Watch’s display covered and protected, or optionally exposed as the centrepiece of the necklace pendants: 

Featuring silver and gold plating and crystals by Swarovski®, the Pendulum Collection includes offerings for both men and women. For men, Bucardo presents a thoughtfully designed pocket watch with a...

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08:09
Apple's impressive App Store growth continues...

Apple revealed this week that its iOS App Store had a record July with $1.7 billion in transactions. But investment firm Macquarie Securities believes Wall Street isn't paying enough attention to Apple's growing and highly profitable services business.

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08:05
Firefox 39.0.3 - Fast, safe Web browser. (Free)

Firefox offers a fast, safe Web browsing experience. Browse quickly, securely, and effortlessly. With its industry-leading features, Firefox is the choice of Web development professionals and casual users alike.

The Web, as it's meant to be experienced

Features

  • Faster than Safari. Firefox stays speedy when other browsers become sluggish.
  • More private than Chrome. Firefox respects your privacy by minimizing suggestive pop-ups.
  • Bursting with features. Tabbed browsing, developer tools, extensions -- Firefox has it all, giving you the power to explore, customize, and create like never before.



Version 39.0.3:

  • Various security fixes



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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07:41
Jimmy Iovine Hints at Possible Apple Music-Like...

Following an interview yesterday with Evening Standard, Wired today posted an interview with Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine, in which the Beats co-founder admits the company's need to work to make Connect a better platform for artists and fans alike, and even hints at a possible curation aspect for Apple TV, similar to that of the company's new streaming music service.
"We all know one thing, we all have different television delivery systems, don't we all wish that the delivery systems were better, as far as curation and service?" he says.

"They're all technically good. And Netflix is starting to cross the code because they're starting to make some original content. It is really good, but still I mean none of us make movies here right, so we're all punters, or...

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07:32
Rumor: With launch looming, 'iPhone 6s'...

The assembly lines preparing to churn out Apple's next-generation iPhones have reportedly been briefly delayed, with full-scale production now slated to start later this month in advance of a likely September introduction.

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07:31
Microsoft wants you to pay $15 for DVD playback in...

What the heck is Microsoft thinking? This is truly awful.

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07:30
Apple hangs onto its title as the most sued company

Congratulations, Apple, you've held onto your title as the most sued U.S. company.  However, you'd better watch out: Samsung is catching up quickly.

This year, the United States is set to experience the highest number of patent disputes in its history, according to UnifiedPatents, a member-based organization whose goal is reducing the number of NPE (non-practicing entities) assertions in specific technology areas. 

NPEs, often referred to as "trolls," amass large numbers of patents with the intention of launching patent infringement suits against companies and individuals that they maintain have illegally used some element of something for which they hold the patent.

According to Unified Patents, there were 3,499 patent litigation cases in 2011 and this is projected to hit 6,100 in 2015. Legal action over intellectual property infringements often involve tech companies. Apple has found itself in the crosshairs...

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07:17
'iPhone 6s' Mass Production Ramping Up in...

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo today provided more information on the launch of the next series of iPhones, the so-called "iPhone 6s" and "iPhone 6s Plus," noting that mass production on the smartphone line will begin in late August, according to Taiwan's Central News Agency [Google Translate] (via GforGames). The production ramp-up will reportedly come roughly 1-2 weeks later than originally expected, but the change should not affect Apple's launch plans, which are anticipated to involve a mid-September debut as has been typical for the past several years.

iPhone 6s display assembly
The analyst notes that...

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07:14
Something is breaking in iTunes Store music links

iTunes links are breaking, something is clearly wrong in Apple Music land. Hate to see this.

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07:13
Here are all of iOS 9’s colorful new wallpapers for...

We shared yesterday that Apple’s newly released fifth developer beta version of iOS 9 adds a new collection of colorful, Retina showcasing default wallpapers for the iPhone. Settling on a new wallpaper, or in this case a whole set of gorgeous imagery, usually mean development on the operating system itself is wrapping up ahead of a public release sometime the following month.

For non-developers and iPhone users not risking stability on their daily driver in favor of new eye candy and features, though, the several week waiting period for iOS 9 to be finalized and released ahead of the new ...

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07:12
Traditional Watch Industry Suffers Biggest Drop in...

In July we posted a report titled "A Colossal Overreaction to Slice Intelligence's Data on the Apple Watch." In that report we noted that watches have always been great gifts during the holiday season ...

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07:11
Postbox 4.0.3 - Powerful and flexible email client...

Postbox is a new email application that helps you organize your work life and get stuff done.

It has all the elegance and simplicity of Apple Mail, but with more power and flexibility to manage even the most demanding workloads.

Key Features

  • Ultra-Fast Search - Instantly find messages, attachments, images, links, and contacts.
  • Conversation Views - Make sense of email threads through chronological message views.
  • Better Organization - Tabs, Topics, and To-Dos help you stay organized with less effort.
  • Works Great with OS X - Postbox integrates with the Address Book, iCal, iPhoto, Spotlight, and Quick Look. Postbox even works with OmniFocus and Things!
  • Quick and Easy Setup - Postbox will automatically determine your connection settings for you!

Postbox is available in English, German, French, Spanish (Spain), English (British), Italian, Dutch, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, and...

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07:11
Lara Croft GO by Hitman creators Square Enix...

Hitman creators, Square Enix are about to launch their next mobile title for iOS. Lara Croft GO will hit the App Store on August 27 and will feature similar gameplay to the popular Hitman GO title. The developers promise beautiful graphics and challenging stages:

Square Enix Montréal today announced that Lara Croft GO, the follow-up to the hugely successful Hitman GO® mobile game, will release on mobile platforms Aug. 27. The turn-based puzzle game offers a never-before-seen take on the iconic franchise, featuring challenging levels, gorgeous visuals and a mesmerizing soundtrack.

If it’s anything like the Hitman GO title, the Tomb Raider inspired version is going to be frustratingly addictive and could be one of the surprise hits of the year. Hitman GO was incredibly well reviewed...

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07:00
10 Ways How To Not Get Caught Hacking On Your Mac

So in 2006, I was young, and I needed the Rupees.

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06:49
Conventional watch sales slide after Apple Watch...

American sales of conventional watches fell by the steepest amount in seven years during the month of June, a decline linked in part to the debut of the Apple Watch, market research firm NPD Group said on Friday.

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06:47
iOS 9 beta 5 sports new tools, including interesting...

The iOS 9 betas continue to roll out for registered developers, but some interesting new features appear to be surfacing.

Over the past few weeks, the betas have included tweaked icons, the return of Home Sharing support, a new Handoff UI, a cleaner Apple Music experience, and changes to how Apple Pay can be activated on the lock screen. Main features in iOS 9 include an overhauled Notes app, transit directions in Maps, multitasking features on iPad, a News app, and others.

Some interesting new features include the following:

- CarPlay now better supports Beats 1 and Apple Music features including ‘liking’ tracks.

- WiFi...

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06:39
Apple Music’s advantage is being big enough to do...

Jimmy Iovine seems to be doing the rounds of UK media at present. Following yesterday’s Evening Standard interview, he’s done another with Wired editor Michael Rundle.

Much of it is, of course, the usual sales spiel: curation is cool, nobody else will catch us or do it better, lots of great people involved – the kind of things you’d expect him to say. But the interview does contain one unexpected snippet: that Apple Music‘s curated approach could be applied to TV … ...

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06:36
Sprig to reclassify large numbers of workers from...

There’s only so long that people will be content to work as “contractors”.

Health food delivery startup Sprig seems to be acknowledging this, as the company will soon offer its hundreds of contract workers employment at the company.

Over the past few months, startups like Instacart, Shyp and Luxe have all switched their workers to W-2 employees rather than independent contractors. The main difference between the two is that with W-2 employees, employers have to “withhold income taxes, withhold and pay Social Security and Medicare taxes, and pay unemployment tax on wages paid to an employee,” according to the Internal Revenue Service.

While...

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06:05
Apple extends back to school promotion

Apple has extended its annual back to school promotion. It's now online (http://tinyurl.com/nl9zv29) and available in some European countries, as well as the U.S. and Canada.

Those who buy an iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or Mac Pro get a free pair of Beats Solo2 On-Ear headphones. There’s also an option to upgrade to a pair of Beats Solo2 Wireless Headphones for $100.

The iPhone, iPad and (for some reason) the Mac mini aren’t among the eligible items for purchase with free headphones. The back to school promo runs through Sept. 18 at Apple Stores.

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06:00
How to set up Mac OS X Messages to send SMS texts

Recently I noted that, for whatever reason, Messages on my Mac quit offering the option to send folks messages in any format but its native iMessage format. Since some of my friends, relatives and business associates are still heathens and don't have Macs or iPhones, I had to rejigger things so I could send simple text messages. 

If you're facing the same problem, here's how you send SMS texts from OS X Messages (You'll need both your Mac and iPhone handy):

  • Make sure your Mac's running OS X Yosemite (10.10 or higher) and your iPhone is running iOS 8.x. 
  • Click on the Messages app in your Mac to open it.
  • Go to your iPhone. Tap Settings > Messages.
  • Tap Text Message Forwarding.
  • You'll see a list of all your devices linked to your Apple ID. Choose the one you want to send and receive messages and select On.
  • You'll see a six-digit code pop up in Messages on your Mac. An alert window will appear marked Text Message...
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05:57
Recut television trailer shows more of Michael...

A new one minute trailer for Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle's upcoming "Steve Jobs" film has hit American airwaves, providing eager viewers with another glimpse of Michael Fassbender in his role as Apple's mercurial cofounder.

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05:55
Apple merges online store into all its web pages

Apple has built its online store into its main website and separate web pages. There's no longer a separate "Store" listing on Apple's pages.

Instead, there's a shopping bag icon that displays products in the shopping cart, past order information, account details, and favorites. You buy an item by clicking the "Buy" button on a product's page. This links you to the purchasing menus formerly available in the online store.

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05:50
Apple Watch arrives at Best Buy

The Apple Watch is now available at Best Buy locations. It's the first national retailer in the U.S., other than Apple Stores, where customers can buy the smartwatch.

The Apple Watch has arrived in more than 100 Best Buy stores and will also be available on BestBuy.com. Another 200 of the stores will have the Apple Watch in time for holiday shopping, says  Jason Bonfig, senior category officer at Best Buy.

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05:48
Free iOS metronome, really well executed, go get it

Taptronome is a beautifully executed metronome for iOS. And it’s free. What are you waiting for? Go get it!

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05:45
PSA: Apple Watches on sale at Best Buy as of today,...

As promised, Best Buy has begun selling the Apple Watch on its online store, and will have them available in more than 100 of its retail stores too. The company is currently promoting the Watch on its homepage.

While you won’t save any money (in fact, you’ll pay 99c...

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05:45
Hundreds of Millions of Android Smartphones hit with...

According to the researchers at security firm Check Point, "Hundreds of millions of Android smartphones may be at risk from a security flaw that allows hackers to hijack ...

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05:35
New TV trailer gives another look at upcoming Aaron...

In the runup to the movie’s release on October 9th, Aaron Sorkin’s “Steve Jobs” film is currently airing a new trailer on TV. The trailer shows Michael Fassbender, who plays Jobs, pedantically setting up product launches interspersed with scenes of him criticizing others and others criticizing him. A big storyline of the film appears to be Steve Jobs relationship with his first daughter, Lisa. Watch the 60 second video below.

 

A longer trailer was posted in July, which includes more scenes of a similar...

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05:34
AppleInsider podcast talks Wall Street downgrades,...

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Mikey Campbell and Neil Hughes as we talk about Wall Street Numbers, and analyze the fallout of a false rumor on an Apple wireless initiative. We also tackle drones, virtual reality, CarPlay, and detail some of our favorite apps for OS X and iOS.

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05:00
MyNotex Is an Almost Perfect Note Taker and Task...


MyNotex is one application I keep revisiting for my note-taking and project management tasks. Italian Developer Massimo Nardello releases one major update per year. MyNotex keeps getting better and better. Version 1.3.1, was released in June. Nardello took what was a near-perfect locally stored note-taking program and made it better than using cloud-based services such as Evernote, Box or Dropbox. Its feature set far exceeds the functionality of traditional plain text note-taking apps for Linux users.

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04:56
Kool Tools: SmartMotion for Mac OS X

SmartMotion is a new, video analytics software product that works in conjunction with any video surveillance (CCTV) system. It runs natively on Mac OS X, as well as Windows and Linux systems.

SmartMotion analyses captured footage quickly and finds events of interest. It can save lots of man-hours that would otherwise be spent reviewing captured footage. It processes video at up to 1000 fps; typically, one hour of video can be analyzed in one minute.

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04:54
nVeil Art for Mac OS X adds photo enhancement...

Storek Studio has announced nVeil Art 2.0 (http://nVeil.com), an update to its graphic remix tool for Mac OS X.

nVeil generates works of digital abstract cubism by filtering photos or video through vector-drawn veils. Colors and motion come from the source imagery, and can then be further modified with nVeil's controls. Version 2.0 features photo enhancement masking, a new image format, an enlarged library of veils, new tutorials, an improved user interface, and more.

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04:37
The latest iOS apps for Aug. 7

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

Sugar Games has released Brownies the mobile version. It's a free (with in-app purchases) game that plunges the player into the magical land of cute little creatures where mundane objects naturally intertwine with fantastic landscapes and buildings.

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04:24
Enterprise wearables expected to reach $8.5 billion

As wearables continue to explode, the discussion of practical applications for wearables within businesses becomes more and more important. At the end of last year a survey of 300 top IT leaders showed that over a third of the surveyed companies were interested in using wearables, but most also felt that the current market did not have any offerings that were ready for adoption into a corporate environment.

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04:21
Apple spends $700K/year on keeping CEO Tim Cook safe...

One of the numbers disclosed in Apple’s Schedule 14A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission was the amount Apple spends annually on protecting CEO Tim Cook. Patently Apple spotted the entry listing “security expenses in the amount of $699,133.”

Tim Cook rarely has much visible security when seen at public events, but bodyguards are doubtless there in the background. It’s likely that a sizeable chunk of the expenditure protects his surprisingly modest four-bedroom home … 

If anything, the figure is rather low for the high-profile CEO of...

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04:19
Cocktail Mavericks Edition fixes compatibility...

Maintain has served up Cocktail 7.9.1 (http://cocktail.maintain.se) Mavericks Edition, a new version of its Mac OS X utility that's compatible with OS X Mavericks. This version fixes compatibility issues with Adobe Creative Cloud 2015 and OS X Server. It also addresses many other issues and contains overall performance improvements.

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets you clean, repair and optimize your Mac. Its features are arranged into five categories that help you manage various aspects of your computer.

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Thursday August 6

23:36
Best Buy Begins Selling Apple Watch

In late July, Best Buy announced plans to begin Apple Watch sales online and in its retail stores beginning on August 7, and as promised, Apple Watch sales have now kicked off, with the device available for purchase on Best Buy's website.

Best Buy plans to offer 16 models from the aluminum Apple Watch Sport and stainless Steel Apple Watch collections. Models available online include all 38 and 42mm Apple Watch Sport...

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20:59
Microsoft Office 2016 15.12.3 - Popular productivity...

Microsoft Office 2016 - Unmistakably Office, designed for Mac.

The new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote provide the best of both worlds for Mac users - the familiar Office experience paired with the best of Mac.

If you already use Office on a PC or iPad, you will find yourself right at home in Office 2016 for Mac. It works the way you expect, with the familiar ribbon interface and powerful task panes. Mac users will appreciate the modernized Office experience and the integration of Mac capabilities like Full Screen view and Multi-TouchTM gestures. With full Retina display support, your Office documents look sharper and more vibrant than ever.

Office for Mac is cloud-connected, so you can quickly get to the documents you’ve recently used on other devices and pick up where you left off. New, built-in document sharing tools make it easy to invite teammates to work on a document together. When sharing documents, you won’t...

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20:59
Paragraphs 1.0.2 - Writing tool just for writers. (...

Paragraphs is an app just for writers. It was built for one thing and one thing only: writing. It gives you everything you need to create brilliant prose and does away with the rest.

Everything in context.
Don't stress trying to memorize confusing markup. Paragraphs' quick context menu provides simple, easy-to-use formatting options right where you need them.

Focus on what you do best.
Gone are the complicated menus and distracting widgets of traditional word processors. When you begin typing in Paragraphs the interface melts away and you're left with only what you write.

Sensible Settings.
Paragraphs features multiple layout and font styles that look great by default. There's also Dark Mode, for a comfortable writing experience at night.



Version 1.0.2:

  • Improved support for extended characters
  • Minor graphical tweaks

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20:59
Voila 3.9.1 - Capture, annotate, organize, and share...

Voila is a screen-capture, recording, and annotation tool that is a full-featured replacement for Mac's screen-capture and screen-recording capabilities. It has a large and robust set of editing, organizing, annotation, and effects tools that allows the user to create and add details to screenshots, tutorials, videos, and presentations.

Voila lets you capture any shape, menu, webpage, or DOM element, capture multiple regions, and capture from iSight. Add annotations like arrows, text, lines, shapes, brushstrokes, paint, callouts, stamps, and images as annotations. Add cool effects such as filters, edges, and skew, and share via Mail, Flickr, FTP, SFTP, or iPhoto.

With Voila you can record full screen video or a selected region, along with the audio from the computer or from a mic. You can export videos in different file formats, or upload to YouTube, FTP, or SFTP.

Voila lets you organize images in smart collections and custom collections, along...

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20:59
OmniOutliner Pro 4.3 - Pro version of the popular...

OmniOutliner Pro is a flexible program for creating, collecting, and organizing information. Give your creativity a kick start by using an application that's actually designed to help you think. It's like having an extra brain - one that doesn't keep losing the car keys.

You can use OmniOutliner's document structure to create hierarchies of main headings and subpoints that can be expanded and collapsed, which are immensely useful when it comes to brainstorming new ideas, drilling out specifics, and lining up steps needed to get everything done. But you aren't limited to outlines - you've got multiple columns, smart checkboxes, customizable popup lists, and an Ÿber-innovative styles system at your disposal.

Use OmniOutliner to draft to-do lists, create agendas, manage tasks, track expenses, take notes, plan events, write screenplays...and just about anything else you can think of.

It's a smarter way to write, a more productive way to stay...

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20:59
OmniOutliner 4.3 - Organize your ideas, projects,...

OmniOutliner is a flexible program for creating, collecting, and organizing information. Give your creativity a kick start by using an application that's actually designed to help you think. It's like having an extra brain - one that doesn't keep losing the car keys.

You can use OmniOutliner's document structure to create hierarchies of main headings and subpoints that can be expanded and collapsed, which are immensely useful when it comes to brainstorming new ideas, drilling out specifics, and lining up steps needed to get everything done. But you aren't limited to outlines - you've got multiple columns, smart checkboxes, customizable popup lists, and an Über-innovative styles system at your disposal.

Use OmniOutliner to draft to-do lists, create agendas, manage tasks, track expenses, take notes, plan events, write screenplays...and just about anything else you can think of.

It's a smarter way to write, a more productive way to stay...

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20:59
Direct Mail 4.2 - Create and send great looking...

Direct Mail is an easy-to-use, fully-featured email marketing app purpose-built for OS X. It lets you create and send great looking email campaigns.

Start your newsletter by selecting from a gallery of professionally-designed templates, then customize to your heart's content. Design Tests let you see how your email looks in a wide variety of email clients, including live mobile previews sent to your iPhone or iPad. You'll love not having to hassle with a slow, clunky, web-based editor.

When you're ready to send, rely on Direct Mail's built-in email service to deliver your message in a flash. Campaign reports show you a clear summary of opens, clicks, and more. Grow your mailing list by creating customizable subscribe forms and publish them to your website or Facebook.

Direct Mail is free for up to 50 emails per month. If you would like to send more, there are a number of pricing...

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20:59
Google Chrome 44.0.2403.130 - Modern and fast Web...

Google Chrome is a Web browser by Google, created to be a modern platform for Web pages and applications. It utilizes very fast loading of Web pages and has a V8 engine, which is a custom built JavaScript engine. Because Google has used parts from Apple's Safari and Mozilla's Firefox browsers, they made the project open source.



Version 44.0.2403.130:

  • This update includes a number of fixes.



  • OS X 10.6 or later



Download Now

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20:04
Apple's Swift programming language translated...

Coding for Apple devices just got a little easier for thousands of developers in China, as a group of more than 100 programmers recently wrapped up an open source Mandarin Chinese translation of Apple's Swift programming language.

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17:28
Google, Samsung to issue monthly Android security...

Google Inc and Samsung Electronics Co will release monthly security fixes for Android phones, a growing target for hackers, after the disclosure of a bug designed to attack the world’s most popular mobile operating system.

Sounds a lot like the weekly security updates Microsoft did (do?) for Windows.

Samsung Vice President Rick Segal acknowledged that his company could not force the telecommunications carriers that buy its devices in bulk to install the fixes and that some might do so only for higher-end users.

Then what’s the point?

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16:49
Amplified: Poking Holes in the Belt

Jim talks with Dan’s about his new Apple Watch, the latest Android vulnerability and the concerning state of Android security, iOS adoption rate, the changing devices we use to connect to the Internet, Lenny Kravitz’s unintentional exposure, and more.

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16:47
Universal Audio releases two new Ampeg plug-ins

The Ampeg SVT-VR Bass Amplifier plug-in is an exacting emulation of the legendary, 300-watt, all-tube behemoth used by everyone from Bootsy Collins to the late Chris Squire of Yes, while the Ampeg SVT-3 Pro Bass Amplifier plug-in models the tube/solid-state design and extended tone shaping of the rackmount modern classic.

Brainworx and UA do a great job with these instrument plug-ins. I have a number of them and they’re all top quality.

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15:59
Apple's Back to School sale goes online, gains...

Apple on Thursday extended its annual Back to School sale, which offers students and educators free Beats Solo2 hardware, to cover online purchases, while expanding availability to a clutch of European countries.

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15:34
Apple expands 2015 Back to School deal of free Beats...

Apple last month kicked off its annual Back to School promotion, announcing that it is giving away a free pair of Beats Solo 2 headphones with the purchase of any eligible Mac. At the time, however, the promo was limited to Apple retail stores, with the promise of the deal coming later on to Apple’s online store. Starting today, however, Apple’s Back to School promotion is now available via Apple’s online store.

Apple is now advertising its Back to School offering on the homepage of its website, leading users to its Education Pricing microsite. On the education...

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15:34
Apple Merges Apple.com Website and Online Store

Apple made a significant change to its online presence today, merging its Apple.com website with its once-separate online store, to create one main website. There is no longer a standalone store.apple.com website that is used for making purchases, and the "Store" tab that was once at the top of Apple.com has been removed.

Instead, there's a universal shopping bag icon that displays products in the shopping cart, past order information, account details, and favorites. Purchasing an item is now done by clicking the "Buy" button on each individual product page, which links to the same purchasing menus that were present in the online store.

Apple's main site includes direct links to Mac, iPad, iPhone, Watch, Music, and Support. Despite the major integration, Apple's main site is largely unchanged, as are the product pages. Locating accessories is somewhat more difficult, however, with the removal of the central store site and the...

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15:16
Apple integrates online store with main website in...

Apple on Thursday made a huge change to the way it handles online shopping by integrating the Online Apple Store with its main Apple.com website, merging the two Web presences into a unified view, adding a persistent shopping bag link and performing slight design tweaks to product pages.

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15:12
Apple Online Store becomes integrated into product...

Apple has just debuted a revamped version of its website with a focus on all-new product pages. As part of the redesign, the Apple Online Store has been removed from the site’s main navigation bar, with the option to buy each product now available exclusively on the product’s page.

The home page remains mostly unchanged, still featuring a scrolling marquee of product promos and four images at the bottom to highlight iOS 9 and some marketing campaigns, but the rest of the site is completely new.

The Mac, iPad, and iPhone pages feature very little text, instead displaying large images of the entire product family. Each...

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15:10
Apple's Back to School Sale Kicks Off Online,...

Apple introduced its 2015 Back to School promotion in late July, but it was initially limited to Apple's Retail Stores in a few select countries. As of today, the Back to School Program is also available for purchases made online, and it has expanded to additional countries.

With Apple's 2015 Back to School promotion, students, parents of students, and educators who purchase an eligible Mac will receive a free pair of Beats Solo2 On-Ear Headphones or a pair of Beats Solo2 Wireless On-Ear Headphones at a $200 discount.

Eligible Macs include the iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac Pro. The Mac mini, refurbished Macs, iPads, and iPhones are excluded from the 2015 Back to School program.

Apple has added a link to the Back to School promotion on its main site, which takes...

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14:59
New iOS 9 public beta prompts users to install...

Apple's dedicated iCloud Drive iOS app for managing cloud assets, introduced with the first developer iOS 9 beta in June, is being advertised as ready to install on public beta builds released on Thursday.

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14:55
Apple Spends Close to $700,000 a Year for Tim Cook...

Buried in Apple's "Schedule 14A" report with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is the fact that Apple spends close to $700,000 per annum to protect Apple's CEO Tim Cook.

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14:52
​A guy in the UK called the ISS from his backyard...

For most of us, visiting the International Space Station is little more than an impossible dream -- but if you know what you're doing, talking to the orbiting laboratory is surprisingly plausible. No, really: just ask Adrian Lane, a Gloucestershire...

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14:52
JXE Streams: digging through the 'Rare Replay...

More than any other artistic medium, video games have a dire need to preserve their history. Unlike movies, books or music, it's incredibly hard to enjoy a classic game years or even decades after its release because of how quickly the technology p...

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14:47
Dr. Dre’s 1st album in 15 years streams on Apple...

Update: The stream is now live, an hour early.

Earlier this week, Dr. Dre announced that his first new album in 15 years while hosting his show on Apple Music’s Beats 1 station. While the album has been available for preorder since then, it will be available to stream for free on Apple Music later tonight at 6PM PT. The album, entitled Compton: A Soundtrack, is entirely exclusive to Apple and is being described by Dre as his “grand finale.”

Compton: A Soundtrack has 16 tracks and includes features from...

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14:37
Latest iOS 9 betas automatically detects, switches...

Two small but critical additions to the new iOS 9 betas released on Thursday include "Wi-Fi Assist," a feature built to prevent iPhones from latching onto poor Wi-Fi connections, and Wi-Fi calling for AT&T network customers.

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14:22
Microsoft Releases an Early Look at their Open...

Earlier today Microsoft released an early look at the Windows Bridge for iOS (previously known as ‘ProjectIslandwood’). While the final release will happen later this fall , Microsoft is making the bridge available to the open-source community now in its current state.

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14:09
Audi's A3 e-tron starts at $37,900 in the US,...

If you live in the States and have been itchin' to get behind the wheel of Audi's new plug-in hybrid, you'll soon be in luck. The A3 e-tron "Sportback" (read: hatchback) will arrive at dealers in the US in October, with prices starting at $37,900 b...

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13:55
Open source Mandarin Chinese translation of Apple...

Since June 2014, more than 100 programmers have contributed to an open source Mandarin Chinese translation of Swift, the in-house programming language Apple uses for iOS development, reports Bloomberg (http://tinyurl.com/ox4wr7j).

Designed for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch, Swift — which debuted last summer — combines the performance and efficiency of compiled languages with the simplicity and interactivity of popular scripting languages, says Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering.

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13:53
Microsoft Launches 'Translator' their...

Earlier this morning we posted a report titled "Microsoft's Free Apple Watch App for Outlook is Now Available." This afternoon Microsoft delivers another great app ...

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13:49
ZFoundry releases zCloud for Mac OS X

zFoundry (http://zfoundry.co) has released zCloud for Mac OS X. It's an app that connects to Dropbox to allow users to create shareable links to screenshots, images and other files for instant collaboration without the hassle of bulky attachments or signing into additional software or websites.

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13:48
Apple Campus 2 photos show ground shots of Campus 2...

Photos shot by a 9to5Mac reader show the most recent look at Apple’s new Campus 2 headquarters from the ground level. While we’ve seen a plethora of drone and ariel videos and pictures, images from the ground have been a bit more scarce. Back in February, Apple provided us with a “sneak peek” at Campus 2, but obviously a lot has changed since then…

Today’s images show Apple’s Campus 2 as it is seen from Homestead Road in Cupertino, which runs alongside the building. In the images you can see the exterior panels for the building going up. Apple has previously said that very little of its new headquarters will be able to be seen from the street for privacy reasons, and that certainly seems to be the case in these new images.

Last month, however...

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13:44
GE's Neuro VR experience takes you inside a...

"Welcome to the complex universe inside Reuben's head." A mysterious voice boomed through the headphones. With an Oculus headset strapped on my face for GE's Neuro VR experience, I found myself moving through British musician Reuben Wu's mind. Brig...

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13:42
watchOS 2 Beta 5 adds Paris timelapse, 70 second...

After a series of relatively small beta-to-beta updates, Apple’s release today of the fifth beta of watchOS 2.0 contains a series of legitimately interesting new features. One of the additions is a brand new Timelapse watch face featuring the Eiffel Tower in Paris, bringing to six the total number of time-lapse videos, as well as a considerable change in Timelapse’s behavior.

Apple has also added a new option to keep the screen awake for 70 seconds after it’s tapped (versus a default setting of 15 seconds), and a new Quick Play feature to speed up music playback through a connected iPhone. More details on what’s new in watchOS 2.0 Beta 5 are below…

The newly-added Quick Play button in Music works like a Shuffle All Songs button,...

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13:39
Microsoft debuts early, open-sourced Windows Bridge...

Microsoft on Thursday released an early version of Windows Bridge for iOS, a set of tools that will allow developers to port iOS apps to Windows.

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13:31
Android’s security armageddon

We’re on day who-the-heck-knows of the Android Stagefright security vulnerability, and there’s really no point keeping track of the days because no one’s going to fix it. The Android ecosystem can’t deal with security, and it won’t change until it’s too late.

This is shocking. (No, it’s really not).

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13:30
AWT News Update: August 6, 2015

Santa Fe Opera, photo via Texas Tech KTTZ

On this wonderful, warm day in the Northern Hemisphere, there's a bit of news about our favorite fruit company -- Apple:

  • Apple Music has 11 million trial customers after five weeks
  • An opera about the life of Steve Jobs is scheduled to debut in 2017
  • iPhone market share is growing just about everywhere, except for the USA
  • Microsoft Translator is available for iPhone and Apple Watch

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for August 6, 2015.

Apple’s Eddy Cue, the senior vice preside of internet software and services, says that Apple Music now has 11 million...

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13:17
Apple Invents a Method to Manufacture Hardened...

Today, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals methods for improved ceramics mold casting using zirconia particles.

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13:15
The Week in iPhone Cases: A Minecraft case for...

...plus sleeves, rugged cases, and more!

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases includes a charismatic option from ThinkGeek, sturdy protection from Speck, and brightly-colored cases from SwitchEasy.

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Manufactured with wool felt, the Ffelt Sleeve (iPhone 6; $31) is a simple, er, sleeve with a tab closure that will keep your iPhone from falling out.

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13:12
iOS 9 Beta 5 Tidbits: New Wallpapers, WiFi Calling...

Apple today released the fifth beta of iOS 9, and as with the previous iOS 9 betas, there are a few new features and tweaks bundled into the release. WiFi calling for AT&T users has been introduced and is coming soon, Apple's debuted several new wallpapers, and there are tweaks to CarPlay and the iPhone keyboard.

Several bugs have been fixed in iOS 9 beta 5, and features like News and Siri Suggestions are working more smoothly than ever. With approximately a month and a half to go until release, iOS 9 is feeling faster, more polished, and more full featured. For those eager to know all about what's coming in iOS 9 ahead of its release, we've rounded up a complete list of the changes introduced with iOS 9 beta 5 below.

You can also check out all of the changes, large and small, that have been made in previous betas: iOS 9 beta 1, iOS 9 beta 2,...

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12:34
Apple Music has 'hundreds' working on...

Curated content will be how Apple Music sets itself apart from numerous rivals in the streaming music market, Jimmy Iovine said in a new interview published on Thursday.

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12:28
Microsoft Launches Early Version of Windows Bridge...

Microsoft today announced the release of an early version of its Windows Bridge software, which is designed to let software developers quickly port iOS, Android, and web apps to the Windows platform.

As of today, Windows Bridge for iOS is available as an open-source project under the MIT license and can be downloaded on GitHub. With Windows Bridge, iOS developers can begin testing the software that will let them convert iOS apps built for x86 and x64 processor architectures to a format that will run on Windows 10 and Windows 8.1.

As outlined by Microsoft, Windows Bridge for iOS includes four components to construct Windows apps using existing Objective-C code: an Objective-C compiler, Objective-C runtime...

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12:17
Microsoft’s ‘Bridge’ tool for porting iOS apps to...

Microsoft first unveiled “Windows Bridge” a few months back, a new tool for developers that aims to make porting iOS apps to Windows 10 easier and hopefully breathe some life into the Windows Store in the process. Today the company is releasing the software, albeit an early release ahead of a final launch planned for later this year in the fall.

The bridge offers developers tools for utilizing existing code from iOS apps to build Windows apps, but Microsoft stressed that its “goal with the iOS bridge has never been simply to run iOS apps on Windows.”...

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12:14
The post-PC world is here

John Gruber looking at which devices are important to us. I believe my answers would match the 2015 survey results.

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12:09
Lexus' Fancy Board Really Hovers, but It's...


Lexus on Tuesday presented the final video reveal of its Hoverboard as part of its Amazing in Motion campaign. Set to the sounds of Rudimental, pro skater Ross McGouran cruises around a Barcelona skate park on the Lexus Hoverboard. "I've spent 20 years skateboarding, but without friction it feels like I've had to learn a whole new skill, particularly in the stance and balance in order to ride the Hoverboard," McGouran said. "It's a whole new experience."

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12:09
Outlook for Apple Watch

Microsoft Outlook has added full Apple Watch support to its iPhone app, and it’s showing other email apps how it’s done.

Jared Newman takes Outlook for a spin and likes it. I’ve said before, Microsoft has done a great job on its iOS apps, but I’m still not a huge fan of the Mac versions.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:04
Apple launches iOS 9 Public Beta 3

Attention, iOS beta testers: Apple just launched iOS 9’s third public beta on Thursday, and it is available now as a software update.

Much like the El Capitan public beta, Apple doesn’t share details as to what specifically is changing in this beta release, but the company does recommend that all beta users install the update when they can. If you’re a member of Apple’s Beta Software Program, you can install the update from your iPhone or iPad over-the-air by going to Settings > General > Software Update

iOS 9 is the first version of iOS that Apple has made available as a public beta—meaning anyone can sign up to use this pre-release software. Before, you had to join Apple’s developer program for $99 per year for this access. Apple started the Beta Software Program for OS X in 2014 with OS X 10.10 Yosemite, and continued the program this year with...

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12:00
About the ad blocks...

You've probably noticed something on the AWT home page today; several blocks where ads will appear. Due to slow sales of sponsorships and a need to make enough money to survive, we'll be selling ad space on Apple World Today. 

Don't worry, you're not going to get those "1 weird trick to reduce belly fat" ads. We hold the keys and will reject any ads that don't meet our standards. So, why did we add more than one banner ad to the site? Because of pricing: rather than trying to sell one very expensive big ad space, we'll have several less expensive spaces. 

We really did try to keep ads off of AWT, but the stream of sponsors has dried up and our wonderful Patreon patrons have been keeping us barely afloat. With your help in supporting our advertisers, we can continue into the future as a fiscally strong entity.

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11:49
Microsoft open sources (most of) its iOS-apps-on-...

Back at its Build developer conference in April, Microsoft made the surprising announcement that it was creating a way for iOS and Android developers to port their apps to Windows. For iOS programs, this is achieved using a set of libraries and development tools that together are codenamed "Project Islandwood."

Microsoft announced today that large parts of Project Islandwood are being open sourced. The first code release is available on GitHub right now, published under the liberal MIT license. With it, Objective-C programmers can write...

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11:46
Cyberwarrior Demand Outpaces Supply


Demand for cybersecurity professionals continues to far outpace supply, according to a Burning Glass Technologies report released last week. Cybersecurity hiring remains concentrated in government agencies and among defense contractors, the third annual cybersecurity job market report notes, but hiring has started to boom in industries handling consumer data. Over the last five years, for example, hiring in the finance sector spiked 137 percent, healthcare climbed 121 percent, and retail jumped 89 percent.

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