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Sunday July 5

20:24
Apple Music offers a peek into the future of Apple...

Just in its first few days, the launch of Apple Music has demonstrated that Apple can competently execute outside of its core hardware business. That has implications for its future ambitions in TV and automotive, as well as highlighting the vast gulf between it, Google and Microsoft.

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19:37
GarageBand 10.1

Adds new Drummers and synthesizer Patches, while promising direct sharing to Apple Music Connect (a feature currently available on the iOS version of GarageBand). ($4.99 new, free update, 911 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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19:23
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14:59
3D-printed 'dough' helps fix your...

One day, you might not have to spend ages waiting for broken bones to heal. Researchers have developed a 3D-printed, dough-like biomaterial that could fill large bone fractures while aiding the recovery process. The porous chemical blend can withstan...

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13:18
The Logic Pros: How to create Retro Synth patches...

In this week’s episode of The Logic Pros, we will take one final look at some of the new additions to Logic Pro X 10.1. We have already gotten a taste of a number of very helpful new features including custom plug-in menus, Track Stacks, the Brush Tool and the powerful new Drummer features, but today Retro Synth is on tap.
While Logic already had a number of classic synth-inspired virtual instruments like ES1, 2 and more, we are talking about instruments that have been around for 10 years+. A serious breath of fresh air for Logic users, Retro Synth (RS) wraps all the major synthesis disciplines of yesteryear – classic...

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11:23
Ripple

The Grateful Dead classic, Ripple, in honor of the Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:41
Apple GarageBand 10.1 - Complete recording studio...

The new GarageBand is a whole music creation studio right inside your Mac -- complete with keyboard, synths, orchestral and percussion instruments, presets for guitar and voice, an entirely redesigned sound library, and virtual session drummers. A beautiful and intuitive interface makes it easy to learn, play, record, and create great-sounding songs. And you can share your hits worldwide with just a few clicks. It’s never been easier to make music like a pro. Even if you’ve never played a note.Version 10.1:

  • 10 new Drummers that produce beats in a variety of electronic music and Hip Hop styles including House, Trap, Techno, Dubstep and more
  • Over 100 EDM and Hip Hop-inspired synthesizer Patches featuring the new Transform Pad Smart Control for sound morphing
  • Record the movements of software instrument Smart Controls to capture performances of effect and tone adjustments
  • 1,000 new Apple Loops from a variety of popular instruments...

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06:00
Unix Signals

When you run a kill command to stop a process from bash or the javax.realtime.POSIXSignalHandler class, you’re sending what’s known as a POSIX signal to the process. These signals can be called via their numeric representations or the signal (e.g. with the -s option of the kill command). Signals include the following:

  • 1: SIGHUP – Close the controlling terminal when the controlling process dies
  • 2: SIGINT – Send a keyboard interrupt
  • 3: SIGQUIT – Quit from a keyboard/terminal
  • 4: SIGILL – Terminate illegal instruction with a core dump and don’t restart
  • 5: SIGTRAP – Send a trace/break trap (with core dump)
  • 6: SIGABRT – Process an abort signal
  • 7: SIGEMT – Send the signal when emulator traps happen
  • 8:SIGFPE – Terminate floating point errors (erroneous arithmetic operations) with a core dump
  • 9: SIGKILL – Kill a signal outright (kill cannot be ignored)
  • 10: SIGBUS – Terminate access (some portion of...
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04:27
How Apple Music Can Disrupt Users' iTunes...

An anonymous reader writes: Early adopters of Apple Music are warning others they could get more than they bargained for if they intend to download tracks for offline listening. Since Apple Music is primarily a streaming service, this functionality necessitates turning on iCloud Music for syncing purposes. The way Apple syncs files is to scan your library for known music files, and if it finds one, the service gives your account access to Apple's canonical copy. Unfortunately, this wipes out any custom edits you made to the file's metadata. For those who have put a lot of time into customizing their library, this can do a lot of damage to their organizational system. Apple's efforts to simplify and streamline the process have once again left advanced users with a difficult decision to make.

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04:00
Microsoft Anchors Minecraft Strategy to Education


Microsoft wants to find ways to assist the pioneering teachers who have taught pupils through the sandbox construction game Minecraft. The company earlier this week launched its Minecraft in Education initiative to turn the pioneers into pillars. There was puzzlement over Microsoft's end game last September, when it purchased Mojang, the studio behind the multiplatform hit, in a $2.5 billion bet. Many thought Minecraft was at or near its peak. It turns out Microsoft has some novel plans for the game.

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02:32
Review: Mad Catz Micro C.T.R.L.i wireless game...

The Mad Catz Micro C.T.R.L.i is the most affordable iPhone- and iPad-compatible wireless game controller on the market, and that alone will make it the ideal choice for many mobile gamers, even though its design has a few glaring issues.

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Saturday July 4

22:11
Duplicate Annihilator 5.7.7 - 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 5.7.7:

  • Bug fix: issues with detecting filenames.
  • Various fixes and improvements.
  • OS X 10.6 or later
  • iPhoto 5 or later

Download Now

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15:06
Boot Camp: Multi-Touch trackpad gestures

Learn how to use your MacBook or MacBook Pro trackpad in Windows for secondary clicking, dragging, scrolling, and more.

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14:58
Identifying legitimate emails from the iTunes Store

Learn how to identify legitimate emails from the iTunes Store.
 

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14:49
Choosing good passwords in Mac OS X

Mac OS X is designed to give you a safe and secure computing environment, often by the use of passwords. One of the best things you can do to keep your information and computer secure is to use good, hard-to-guess passwords.

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14:30
Apple Sued for Over 'Ion-X' Glass Branding

A Company by the name of Saxon Glass Technologies is suing Apple for trademark infringement.

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13:56
BMW has a hydrogen-powered 5 Series

Battery-powered EVs are in the spotlight right now, but that doesn't mean car manufacturers aren't looking at alternative fuel sources. At its "Innovation Day" in France, BMW unveiled a prototype 5 Series GT that uses a hydrogen fuel cell to power it...

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10:31
Using USB 3 devices on Mac computers FAQ

Learn more about using USB 3 ports and devices on Mac computers.

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09:44
Promise VTrak: Configuring for optimal performance (...

Configure Promise VTrak RAIDs for best performance using the guidelines in this article.
Read more: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT200273

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09:44
Promise VTrak: Configuring for optimal performance

Configure Promise VTrak RAIDs for best performance using the guidelines in this article.

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09:36
A Look at Apple's War on Big Data and Far Beyond

A new report published today notes that Tim Cook has launched an assault on Google and Facebook’s Big Data model, even as most consumers remain in the dark about how companies use their personal information. Two different reports and two different privacy centric surveys were recently conducted on the matter with results that provide us with an insightful overview of the matter.

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09:30
Apple Pay expected to go live in the U.K. on July...

Apple appears to be planning to enable its Apple Pay iPhone mobile payments service in the United Kingdom on July 14th, according to sources at multiple retailers. Apple has informed some Apple Retail employees in the U.K. that Apple Pay support will go live on that Tuesday, while an internal memos for supermarket Waitrose plus an additional retail partner indicate the same date:

Apple will also begin training its U.K staff on supporting Apple Pay on July 12th. Apple has begun enabling its mobile point of sale systems in England-based stores to take NFC payments and has been preparing materials to promote the Apple Pay launch in stores. It is plausible that different stores will have different launch dates, but the presence of the same, at least tentative, date makes July 14th a very possible widespread start date.
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09:15
Wireless carrier support and features for iPhone in...

Choose your region to learn about the wireless carriers in your country.

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09:03
OS X Server 4.1.3 - For OS X 10.10 Yosemite. (...

Designed for OS X and iOS devices, OS X Server makes it easy to share files, schedule meetings, synchronize contacts, develop software, host your own website, publish wikis, configure Mac, iPhone, and iPad devices, remotely access your network, and more. OS X Server is an application you can add to OS X Yosemite right from the Mac App Store. Anyone can quickly and easily turn a Mac running OS X Yosemite into a server that’s perfect for home offices, businesses, schools, developers, and hobbyists alike.Version 4.1.3:

  • Updated for OS X Yosemite 10.10.4.
  • Profile Manager support for new features, Mobile Device Management commands, and payloads introduced in iOS 8.3.
  • Caching Server configuration option to output DNS TXT records in Windows format.
  • Messages service improvements for group access.
  • Enhancements for Profile Manager device searching.
  • User and Group accounts can now be exported to a file.
  • Improved...

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06:00
Bash: A Silly wc Example

The wc command is used to count words, characters and lines. Here, we’ll run it a few different ways. -l shows the number of lines in a file. For example, in my home directory, I can use it to see how many lines are in my .gitconfig file:
wc -l .gitconfig
This would output something like the following:
11 .gitconfig
Or count the number of characters with -c:
wc -c .gitconfig
Or check the number of words:
wc -w .gitconfig
You can also run it against multiple files. For example, here I’ll check the number of lines in both my .gitconfig file and my .gitignore_global files:
wc -l .gitconfig .gitignore_global
Let’s say I have a list of numbers and I want to take an average of them. I can use this to quickly figure out how many numbers I have (and so will divide by) before tallying them up.

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06:00
How-To: Go beyond OS X Photos + make amazing wall...


Apple knew it had something special to share with the world when it released iPhoto in 2002: in addition to printing 20″ by 30″ poster-sized photos, the original iPhoto’s “most stunning feature” (according to Apple) was a page layout tool that quickly turned digital photo collections into printed hardcover books. These were Apple’s acknowledgements that tangible photos still had value in a digital era, and it subsequently added calendars, greeting cards, softcover books, and letterpress cards to iPhoto. Apple’s newer app Photos for Mac hides these options under the File menu at the top of the screen, and hasn’t expanded on them, a shame considering how nice the results look.
But apart from including the poster options in 2002, Apple never added “large-format art” to the list of things its photo apps could produce. Back in 2002, digital cameras were so low-resolution that they struggled to...

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06:00
Caturday: Dempsey's iPod touch

Dempsey poses for a Caturday centerfold. Image courtesy of Kyle Hagen.

Dempsey is a very, very lucky cat belonging to Kyle Hagen and Carol Caolo. That's her iPod touch - Kyle let us know that "Now that Dempsey's owner has upgraded to an iPhone she has claimed his iPod Touch as hers. 'Finally a device I can operate without thumbs!'"

With that intent look in those beautiful green eyes, I don't think there's any way Kyle is going to get that iPod touch back... ever. Does Dempsey have her own Apple Music account yet?

Apple World Today needs good cats! Have a picture of your cat soaking up the good vibes of an Apple product? Tell us the back story behind your kitty's photo on the Apple World Today contact page - we don't accept inbound attachments, so please host the photo on Dropbox, Flickr, iPhoto, etc... and then include the link in your message. Please note that the picture must have some tie to an Apple product.

Thanks, and...

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05:47
∞ How to listen to Apple Music offline

A plea to backup your music files, a bit of background on iCloud Music Library, and a quick walkthrough on downloading Apple Music tracks onto your device for offline listening.

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05:04
Apple Music Scores "Phenomenal" Eminem...

Today, a new exclusive video from Eminem launched on Apple Music called "Phenomenal." The opening scene is noted in our cover graphic.

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04:17
How to use Up Next in Apple’s new Music app

Rene Ritchie, writing for iMore, walks you through everything you could ever want to do with Up Next, the Music app’s list of songs queued up to play next.∞ Read this on The Loop

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03:51
A musician’s experience with Apple Music Connect

The potential for Connect is huge. But only if you get it right.∞ Read this on The Loop

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01:05
This week on AppleInsider: Apple Music, Beats 1, new...

The week's news was dominated by the launch of Apple Music and Beats 1 on Tuesday, but other developments percolated under the surface -- including Apple losing its last appeal of a long-fought e-book antitrust case.

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Friday July 3

19:59
Firefox 39.0 - 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: New

  • Share Hello URLs with social networks
  • Project Silk: Smoother animation and scrolling (Mac OS X)
  • Support for 'switch' role in ARIA 1.1 (web accessibility)
  • SafeBrowsing malware detection lookups enabled for downloads (...

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18:19
If you can't see images for Apple Music...

To see images for playlists, albums, and artists in Apple Music, your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch must be connected to the Internet.

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15:57
Apple Music scores another exclusive with Eminem...

Eminem dropped an epic music video-cum-short film for his latest single "Phenomenal" on Friday as an Apple Music exclusive fraught with product placement courtesy of Apple Watch and iPhone.

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14:36
iCloud Music Library and DRM: Now with Slightly Less...

Yesterday I called iTunes 12.2 and iCloud Music Library a disaster for your music collection, and part of my reasoning for that was the way copy protection is applied to tracks through the service. It turns out the rules for when that DRM gets applied aren't quite as draconian as I originally thought. But you know what? They're still pretty confusing for most people, and iCloud Music Library is still screwing up music collections when it shouldn't.


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14:16
Dr. Dre to debut radio show 'The Pharmacy...

Rap mogul Dr. Dre on Friday announced a Fourth of July debut of a bi-weekly radio show called "The Pharmacy," which will launch on Saturday as an Apple Music exclusive focusing on West Coast jams.

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13:11
OnePlus is giving away Google Cardboard for $0 plus...

Well, this is one way for an up-and-coming company to get people's attention. OnePlus, the Chinese manufacturer best-known for making a cheap handset with surprisingly good specs, is about to launch its second-generation phone, and to get folks pumpe...

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12:28
Zane Lowe’s interview with Ed Sheeran on Beats 1 now...


After launching Beats 1 with an interview featuring Eminem, Zane Lowe followed up yesterday by interviewing singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran. If you missed the live interview, though, it has now been added to the Beats 1 YouTube channel. Unfortunately, it’s audio-only at this point, although Zane did share a video clip on his Instagram so it seems likely that a video version is coming soon.

The interview discusses a variety of topics, ranging from Sheeran’s wild partying habits to his upcoming acting gig in a TV show. You can listen to the entire interview via the YouTube embed below, as well as the teaser videos from Apple Music and Zane Lowe. Beats 1 is Apple’s 24/7...

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12:22
pwSafe 4.1 - Secure password management across...

pwSafe provides simple and secure password management across devices and computers. pwSafe uses iCloud to keep your password databases backed-up and synced between Macs and iOS devices. It is compatible with Open Source Password Safe. Features

  • iCloud sync, realtime and bi-directional
  • Generates strong passwords
  • Print a hardcopy of your data for ultimate security agains data loss
  • Copy password with Command+C or P
  • Copy username with Command+U
  • Double-click to easily copy password
  • Lots of other hotkeys (see menus)
  • Password history (per safe and per entry settings)

pwSafe is feature-complete password management, and is a one-time purchase (no subscriptions or optional items). Featured by Mac|Life as one the 20 Great Apps under $20. Note: This application contains in-app and/or external module purchases.Version 4.1: Note: Now requires OS X...

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12:07
AddWater app for iPhone

As I continue on my weight loss journey with Apple Watch, one thing people kept telling me is to stay hydrated. I thought I was, but when a friend recommended I try “AddWater”, I saw how much more I needed to drink. This is now part of my daily logging. It’s really simple and tracks all of your drinks, not just water.∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:47
Article: Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of...

Earlier this week Apple released iTunes 12.2 to accompany the new Apple Music service, expanding the Music section of iTunes to provide access to the new on-demand library for subscribers, as well as the new Radio and Connect features of Apple Music. While for most users the Apple Music features will be enough of a reason to make the jump to the new version, there are a few other interesting changes to be found through iTunes 12.2 as well....

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11:36
Square Enix Pulls, Apologizes For Mac Version of...

_xeno_ writes: Just over a week after Warner Bros. pulled the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight due to bugs, Square Enix is now being forced to do the same thing with the Mac OS X version of Final Fantasy XIV (which was released at the same time as Batman: Arkham Knight). The rather long note explaining the decision apologizes for releasing the port before it was ready and blames OS X and OpenGL for the discrepancy between the game's performance on identical Mac hardware running Windows. It's unclear when (or even if) Square Enix will resume selling an OS X version — the note indicates that the development team is hopeful that "[w]ith the adoption of DirectX 11 for Mac, and the replacement of OpenGL with a new graphics API in Apple's next OS, the fundamental gap in current performance issues may soon be eliminated." (I'm not sure what "the adoption of DirectX 11 for Mac" refers to. OS X gaining DirectX 11 support is news to me — and, I suspect, Microsoft.) Given that the game...

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11:19
How likes & other user input work to personalize...


Apple has talked a lot about how it’s tackling curation better than the other guys by putting a big focus on hand-picked, human curated playlists for Apple Music, but how exactly does a user’s input alter the music the app serves up? The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple spoke directly with Apple to answer that question and put together a guide detailing exactly how likes and other user input work to customize some aspects of Apple Music but not others:

First, let me tell you one of my big problems, or sources of confusion, with likes on streaming services. Let’s say I’m listening to a Metal station and a great song comes on, but I consider it to be Rock. Do I like it? I enjoy the song, but I’m afraid if I like it, more Rock songs will come on the Metal...

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10:47
How Apple Music and the iCloud Music Library work...

On its website Apple describes Apple Music and iTunes Match as "independent but complementary," but in fact the services are closely connected through a third feature: iCloud Music Library.

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10:36
I got these Future Sonics yesterday

Future Sonics are the absolute best in the industry. They are the first and original Ear Monitor (and own the trademark) and I company I trust with my hearing—and to deliver quality sound. I’ll have more details later, but I’m heading out for my first walk with these.∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:30
Moveo Calc is a nice-looking calculator for iPhone...

This week we're taking a look at Moveo Calc (free) for iPhone and Apple Watch, a calculator app with minimal looks and speedy operation. It looks really nice on the Apple Watch, and is lightweight and speedy. Here's our look at Moveo Calc.

Looks

Really it's all about the looks here. Developer Manish Dudharejia has managed to get all of the functions on a single screen, even on the Apple Watch. The result is colorful and friendly...a far cry from the utilitarian calculators I remember as a kid that were more function than form.

Use

Moveo Calc isn't a scientific calculator, so don't expect to find advanced calculations. But for quick, back-of-the-napkin math, it's fully capable and nice-looking to boot.

Apple ships a calculator app of course, but Moveo Calc is so friendly and colorful, you may choose to use it instead. As a free app, you can...

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10:25
A new website for designers and developers

Many thanks to Designer News for sponsoring The Loop this week. A new and exciting website has recently been launched for web designers and developers.You likely spend hours every morning browsing through hundreds of posts on your RSS feeds, hoping to stumble across relevant stories. Designer News was built to provide web designers and developers with a single location to discover the latest and most significant stories on the Web.They search through hundreds of posts on blogs, social media, and news channels, to deliver the most essential stories of the day. The content covers quality news, fresh tools and apps, case studies, code demos, inspiration posts, videos and more.With frequent updates throughout the day, you’ll always find something interesting and fun to read.Click here to visit the...

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10:22
Custom iPhone 6 paint job hints at what a rose gold...

Apple is rumored to offer its next-generation iPhone in a new rose gold color option, which has led to forgeries in the Far East attempting to imagine what the color might look like on a so-called "iPhone 6s."

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10:09
Kodi 15.0.rc1 - Powerful media center tool for Mac...

Kodi (was XBMC) is an award-winning free and open-source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet. Note: To install Kodi on OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later, you need to right-click the application after it has been installed and select "Open" from the list (this need only be done once). Alternatively, you can go to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> General. From there, unlock the lock at the bottom of the window and "Allow apps downloaded from: Anywhere." This second method is the preferred method, as you will no longer be bothered for future XBMC...

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09:51
How to watch The Tour De France

Digg:This Saturday, July 4, The Tour de France starts. And you should watch it. Granted, out of all the sports, professional cycling is, by far, the most impenetrable to outsiders. There are so many questions: Why do they all ride together in a group? Why doesn’t just one guy jump ahead and leave everyone behind? If there’s only one winner, why are there teams? What’s with the different jersey colors? Aren’t all of these guys on steroids? All understandable! But read this humble primer to cycling’s most prestigious — and most grueling — race, and we promise that you will relish waking up at 8 am to watch a bunch of men in spandex ride bikes through the French countryside.I love this race. The spectacle, the scenery, the drama, the controversies, all add up to a month of great viewing. I wouldn’t ride a bicycle if you paid me and the sport is, like boxing and The World Cup, tarnished (almost) beyond redemption but I’ll still watch every second of it....

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09:41
An inside look at America’s weirdest Independence...

Politico:“The hot-dog contest is a physical manifestation of the concept of freedom,” said George Shea, the mastermind behind the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island. “The contest has come to represent the spirit of July 4th itself. That is why people go to the event. It is kind of a pilgrimage to the center of July 4th and the center of freedom.” More than 30,000 fans of the absurd will pack the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues to watch the annual feeding frenzy—the Super Bowl of eating contests.I love America but I don’t understand the fascination with competitive eating in general and certainly not with this particular event. It’s actually been broadcast on ESPN. If this is the “spirit of July 4th”, I fear for that spirit....

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09:15
The week in “iPhone 6S” rumors: Same body, faster...


September is only two months away, and that means three things: summer will turn to fall, network TV shows will return from hiatus, and we'll probably get some new iPhones.
The iPhone rumor business is a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year grind, but as we draw nearer to the actual release of new phones, the rumors tend to get more accurate. So accurate, in fact, that actual surprises at Apple's product events tend to be few and far between. Rather than re-post everything that comes across our desk, we'll periodically round up the best-sourced and most plausible rumors as they crop up. By the time September actually rolls around, we'll know most of what there is to know long before it's announced on stage.
It’s an “S” year
This shouldn't come as a surprise, but this year's iPhone likely focuses on internal changes, retaining the basic external design of the current iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. We'll settle on calling it the "iPhone...

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09:00
Remove All Files Except jamf.log From A Directory

You can redirect a log file into a given directory. That directory, if it has other stuff in it, can get out of control. So, here, we’re going to remove all files except that file using the find command:
find * ! -name jamf.log -type f -delete
Once run, the jamf.log is the last file left in the directory.

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08:47
Thank you to our patrons

Another month begins, and that means it's time to thank our generous patrons over on Patreon. You folks keep the pirate ship afloat. Thanks to your backing, we're building the best coverage of Apple Music that we can, hand-picking games you'll love, sharing our thoughts, making videos and so much more.

You folks are the best. We'll keep working for you. Thank you...

  1. Erin Murphy
  2. Garry Winer
  3. Ken Snider
  4. Alan Koenigsberg
  5. Marius Stedjan
  6. Gregory Locke
  7. Charles Akimoto
  8. Ken Simonton
  9. Albert Chu
  10. Kris Markel
  11. Ben...
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08:44
How-To: Record live Beats 1 radio shows on your Mac...

Apple’s Beats 1 global radio station went online this week, and its programming is already grabbing plenty of headlines. The challenge: just like conventional radio, the station doesn’t (yet) offer on-demand recordings of complete past shows. If there’s a DJ, specific artist, new show, or interview you’re really interested in hearing, you’ll need to tune in live… or, if you have a spare iOS 8.4 (or soon, iOS 9) device, you can use this handy guide to record Beats 1 shows using OS X’s free built-in app QuickTime Player. Read on for the details…

Start by turning Auto-Lock off on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch by going to the Settings app, then General > Auto-Lock > Never. Next, open the Music app on your iOS device, go to the Radio tab, and hit Listen...

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08:24
Samsung Sued in China for Unremovable Bloatware

According to news that broke last night, a consumer protection group in China is suing Samsung Electronics and a Chinese vendor for placing too many preinstalled apps on phones, ...

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07:45
9to5Toys Last Call: iPhone car mount $13, iPad Air 2...

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.
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07:40
Ericsson Files Two Letter Rogatory Motions with the...

In February of this year, Ericsson filed nine patent infringement lawsuits against Apple. Today it's being revealed by court sources that Ericsson has filed two motions in respect to their patent infringement lawsuits against Apple Inc. Both motions are in the form of "Letter Rogatory,"...

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07:17
First full-length “Steve Jobs” trailer released



This actually looks pretty good.
On Wednesday, Universal released the first full-length trailer for the Steve Jobs biopic. The movie, directed by Danny Boyle and penned by Aaron Sorkin, delves into Job’s personal life, his product launches and his struggles regarding his relationship with daughter Lisa Brennan-Jobs.
The trailer also gives more in-depth looks at Jeff Daniels and Kate Winslet, especially, as John Sculley and Joanna Hoffman, with various through-the-years glimpses of Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs. The movie is slated to hit theaters on October 9th.

As always, let us know what you think in the comments.
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07:13
Coda 2.5.11 - One-window Web development suite. (...

Coda is a powerful Web editor that puts everything in one place. An editor. Terminal. CSS. Files. With Coda 2, we went beyond expectations. With loads of new, much-requested features, a few surprises, and a seriously refreshed UI, this update is, truly, major. Features

  • Integrated file browser
  • Fully-featured text editor
  • CSS editor
  • Preview
  • Built-in terminal
  • Complete set of references

Version 2.5.11: Features

  • Added Panic Sync compatibility with Coda iOS
  • Added support for default value to Clips placeholders
  • Added support for zero-length Clips placeholders

Improvements

  • Deleting a newly imported Clip no longer causes a crash
  • Improved stability of importing and inserting Clips
  • Fixed an issue where Git branches might not appear in the site settings Source tab
  • Fixed an issue where syntax highlighting could not be disabled...

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07:12
What to play this weekend: Adventures of Pip

Here, let me show you how this is done.

Let me set the scene for you. PAX East, 2015. My 10-year-old and I visit the Tic Toc Games booth, where a playable demo of Adventures of Pip is set up. He picks up the controller and begins playing this fun, retro platformer. He's doing well, and clears the first major hurdle. He figures out the first puzzle on the first try. "No one has gotten that on the first try," the developer says. A small crowd has gathered.

He beats the next hurdle, and the next. Puzzles are solved. The princess is rescued, the demo level beaten. First try, first life.

"Well @#!", says the developer.

Today, Adventures of Pip is among the best new games in Apple's App Store and deservedly so. My child's prodigious video game skills (my wife and I are so proud) shouldn't dissuade you from guiding heroic young Pip through the crumbling...

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07:04
'iPhone 6s' Logic Board Suggests 16GB Base...

New images of the logic board from the next-generation "iPhone 6s" have been obtained by 9to5Mac, a few days after the site shared photos from an unnamed source which showed that a new, updated Qualcomm LTE chip could be in store for the iPhone this year. Today's images suggest that, on top of the Qualcomm chip's faster LTE speeds and increased energy efficiency, the iPhone 6s will include fewer chips that are collectively more efficient, updated NFC hardware for Apple Pay, and likely the same 16GB entry-level capacity seen on current iPhones. The Toshiba flash memory chip shown in the photos has a 16GB capacity based on the "G7" in the part number, and was built using a 19nm production process. This suggests that the new line of iPhones this year will once again offer a starting storage option of 16GB, likely...

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06:46
No, Apple is not adding DRM to songs on your Mac you...

Serenity Caldwell, writing for iMore.com, addressing the FUD flying around the internet on Apple Music and DRM.∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:40
Apple's 'iPhone 6s' again said to be...

Late-week reports from the Asian supply chain continue to suggest that Apple's next-generation iPhone has begun to roll off of assembly lines, with some indications that the forthcoming device will sport a nearly identical outward appearance with slightly tweaked internals.

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06:26
Music streams surged to 135 billion songs ahead of...

During the first half of 2015 Americans streamed some 135 billion audio tracks and music videos over the Internet, despite the absence of any major new services such as Apple Music, according to newly-published data from market research firm Nielsen.

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06:19
Rumor: Apple Watch 2 to retain similar appearance to...



The current rumor has it that the Apple Watch 2 will look pretty much the same but run for a longer period of time.
And that’s a decent thing.
Apple’s second-generation Watch is unlikely to see any external changes, a Thursday morning report from South Korea suggests, with the company instead focusing on tightening up internal components in order to fit a larger battery.
Following up on yesterday’s report that Apple is working with South Korean firms LG and Samsung to produce thinner OLED displays for its Watch revamp, the new rumor is that Apple is working on a larger battery for the wearable.

The external design of the...

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06:14
Bookends 12.5.7 - Reference management and...

Bookends is a full-featured bibliography/reference and information-management system for students and professionals. Access the power of Bookends directly from Mellel, Nisus Writer Pro, or MS Word (including Word 2011): Bookends allows you to scan your existing word-processor files and automatically generate finished manuscripts with properly formatted bibliographies. You can also scan Apple Pages '08, '09, and 5, and OpenOffice 3 files, or RTF files saved from any word processor. Bookends allows you to share your references over the Internet with anyone, on any platform. And with Bookends, you can directly search and import references from numerous sources:

  • EndNote
  • PubMed
  • Web of Science
  • JSTOR
  • Google Scholar
  • ...

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06:06
From the Editor's Desk: Beats 1 and the return...

"Everybody Wants To Rule The World" by Tears for Fears will forever remind me of riding in my then girlfriend's crappy Oldsmobile Omega, windows down, sun shining, off to have some fun.

Van Halen's "5150" brings me back to away games with my high school soccer team.

Nitzer Ebb's "Join In The Chant" recalls my first year living in Boston.

These summer anthems are inextricably linked with time, place, and feelings: speeding in the Olds, the camaraderie of teammates, a new adventure beginning.

All of it was fueled by radio.

When I was young I listened to Rock 107 in Scranton, Pa. Later I'd love WFNX in Boston, and of course VMFM at Marywood University. But...

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06:00
Statistical Models and Same Sex Marriage

As you’ve likely heard, if you live in the United States (and possibly elsewhere), same sex marriage has now been legalized. And it’s legal in Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Canada, South Africa, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, Iceland, Argentina, Denmark, France, Brazil, Uruguay, New Zealand, Britain, Luxembourg, Finland and Ireland already. The trend to legalize same sex marriage started in 2001. And it’s been gaining popularity. At some point, it’s likely that same sex marriage will be universally legal. But when?
 
Let’s ask Excel, using polynomial trendlines. To get started, let’s look at how many countries have legalized same sex marriage. The below spreadsheet lays out how many countries have legalized same sex marriage to date, and when.

To then see a trend line, we’ll add a chart element, selecting Add Chart Element and then select...

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06:00
The Tour de France's Tech Transformation


The 102nd running of the longest sporting event in the world, the Tour de France, begins Saturday. The race first took place in 1903, and it has continued every year since, except during WWI and WWII. In the 112 years since that first race, the technology utilized by the riders has changed dramatically. Today, the racers ride bikes with frames made of advanced carbon fiber. They have a total of 22 gears to help climb mountains and sprint to the finish line, and they can communicate with their team managers over race radios.

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05:52
Happy Independence Day!

On July 4, 1776, the United States declared its independence from Britain. Today MacTech and MacNews will be running on a limited schedule in honor of Independence Day, the Fourth of July. (Yes, it's actually tomorrow, but it's a "holiday" today.) We hope all our readers have a great day and that peace and freedom will flourish throughout the world.

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05:44
News: Apple exploring person-to-person Apple Pay...

A new patent application uncovered by Patently Apple reveals that the company may be considering the expansion of Apple Pay into a wallet system capable of handling person-to-person transactions. Patent application 20150186887 describes a method that would allow two iPhone users to make a private sales transaction authenticated with Touch ID. The system would leverage the iOS Wallet/Passbook app and an encrypted wireless communication channel between…

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05:38
Apple Music - Or Some Streaming Service - Needs To...

The successful streaming music service will master the process of discovery - that is helping its users discover new music to listen to. Apple is doing this by going to a tried and true method with a new take on the old-school radio station with Beats 1, but I think thatâs only half of it.

To truly unlock discovery a serviceâs users need to be able to learn from each other. The world is full of stories where like-minded-yet-anonymous people have tipped one another to the next great band.


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05:28
New iPhone 6S images show updated NFC, 16GB base...


Our look at the upcoming “iPhone 6S” continues today with a discussion of new internal components that are expected to be inside Apple’s latest smartphone. In addition to expected changes such as a Force Touch display, upgraded camera system, and new Qualcomm LTE chip for up to twice-as-fast data speeds, the next iPhone will likely include updated NFC hardware, fewer and more efficient chips, and new flash memory that may nonetheless remain at a 16GB minimum capacity.
...

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05:26
Review: Paste, a simple, effective and pretty...


You know how it goes: you copy a link, or a piece of text, intending to paste it – then you get distracted and copy something else before you get the chance. You then have to find and copy the first item again. A clipboard manager solves this problem by saving a history of the items you copy, letting you paste in any one of them later.
There are plenty of clipboard managers around (a quick search of the Mac App Store found 34 of them), and you might think that when you’ve seen one, you’ve seen ’em all. But where Paste stands out is in using a colorful interface with large previews, intended to make it easy to identify the item you want to paste. I’ve been trying it out for the past few days … 
Once installed, Paste automatically adds anything you...

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05:10
Never released prototype of Sony-built Nintendo...

Bizarre to see the Sony and Nintendo branding together like this.∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:03
Play pong via Bing

Go to Bing, search for the term Pong. Click to start.∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:03
News: Daily Deal: Last chance to pick up the Mpow 3-...

It’s your last chance to grab the Mpow 3-Port Intelligent Car Charger for only $13.99 in today’s iLounge Deal – that’s 80% off the regular price. Providing 33W/6.6A high-speed charging for all of your USB-capable gadgets, the Mpow can charge up to three devices from your car at practically full charging speeds – even iPads. The Mpow supports both 12V and 18V input, and its compact 0.5” design lets it fit snugly and unobtrusively…

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04:54
Things I have done with my Apple Watch

This list is worth passing along to anyone who asks you, “What can you do with an Apple Watch?”∞ Read this on The Loop

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04:46
Every song played on Beats 1

This Twitter account posts the artist and song title of every song played on Beats 1. Fantastic!∞ Read this on The Loop

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04:44
Apple applies for patent for person-to-person...


When I suggested that Apple could in the future move beyond Apple Pay to become a bank, a couple of you observed that person-to-person payments might make a logical next step in that direction. It appears Apple may agree: Patently Apple notes that the company today applied for a patent for a method of transferring money from one iPhone to another.

Using electronic devices (such as cellular telephones) that communicate wirelessly, two individuals can make person-to-person payments. In particular, an individual using an electronic device may identify another proximate...

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04:37
Great collection of Apple Music tips and links

Jonny Evans, writing for Computerworld, pulled together some Apple Music related tips and links from around the web.∞ Read this on The Loop

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04:25
Turn off automatic renewal of your Apple Music...

To entice users to check out Apple Music, Apple is providing three free months of the paid service at launch. These paid features include access to the Apple Music streaming service, unlmited track skipping in Music Radio and full access to Music Connect social network. Similar to most trials, Apple automatically will charge you for your first month of paid service when that trial period ends.

If you want to enjoy the trial without being hit by a surprise credit card charge in three months, you should take a few minutes now and turn off the auto-renew option before you forget.

  • Launch the Music app on your iPhone or iPad
  • Tap the profile icon in the upper left corner
  • Select "View Apple ID" and login to your iTunes account
  • Tap "Manage" under the Subscription header
  • Tap the "Automatic Renewal" toggle to turn off automatic payments
  • Confirm the change

Now you can sit...

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04:00
Apple Music impressions: Tunes for (a more generic...


 
Bubble pop, bubble bubble bubble pop


Hella top charts.

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When Apple showed up to the portable music device industry in 2001, the computer maker didn't have the advantage of being earliest to market. It had to win out by way of simplicity and usability, which its innovative, touch-sensitive click-wheel accomplished heartily.
Apple has since tried to replicate that click-wheel simplicity—albeit through entirely new interfaces and control methods—with varying levels of success, from amazing (iPhone) to lukewarm (Apple Watch). This week saw a relatively smaller launch of the new Apple Music app, and while it doesn't quite compare to a hardware...

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04:00
AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple Music & the...

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Neil Hughes and Shane Cole as we discuss the Apple Music launch, Beats 1 going live, and leaked new iPod colors. Shane and Neil have a word to say on cloud services and the small storage of the entry-level iPhone, and we briefly reminisce about our first iPhones from 8 years ago.

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04:00
Happy U.S. Independence Day

In honor of Independence Day-a U.S. holiday-The Mac Observer is taking off Friday, July 3rd. We will return on Monday, July 6th, with our regularly-scheduled Apple, Mac, iPad iPhone, and Apple Watch news. Enjoy the holiday!


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03:55
Copycat Samsung has Filed for the "S6 Edge +...

Patently Apple was first to report that Samsung was going to change tactics against the iPhone 6 by moving or at least adding a Galaxy S6 Edge phone with a 5.7"display. While the 5.7" display has been reserved for their Galaxy Note, it would now appear...

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02:53
Music downloads down 10%, streaming up 100%, prior...


The rationale behind Apple’s move into streaming music can be neatly summarised in two stats from the latest Nielsen data on music sales: music downloads fell by 10% in the first half of the year to 531M sales, while streaming almost doubled to 135B. The streaming figure includes iTunes Radio but not, of course, Apple Music.
While I and others may have a number of ...

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02:29
Production of Apple's Next-Gen iPhones set to...

According to a new supply chain report today, makers in the iPhone supply chain have started delivering parts and components to the two iPhone OEMs ...

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00:00
fifth minute fifa 16 coins after Ricardo Clark

Forums: TroubleshootingTags: fifth minute fifa 16 coins after Ricardo Clarkcheap fut 16 coins I figured that that couldn be good for the system. I decided to build a platform that would raise the PS3 into the air and allow for more airflow around the system. Los corredores receptores abiertos esquineros y profundos requieren una aptitud general anloga a los jugadores de ftbol. En el ftbol los jugadores obesos como los linieros de ftbol son desconocidos.
This is how we see it. So for me it's a sort of a testimony that we're probably doing a reasonably good job in telling the market our story so that the sell side can actually price us appropriately.. Still Switzerland needed...

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Thursday July 2

23:58
a goal Sweden did the same fifa 16

Forums: TroubleshootingTags: a goal Sweden did the same fifa 16BUY FUT 16 COINS "I believe the fans respected the show and enjoyed the match."Largest win in tournament historyThe winning margin was the largest in a Confederations Cup match. The previous record margin was six when Brazil beat Saudi Arabia 8 2 in 1999 and when Brazil beat Australia 6 0 in 1997.The game had the tone of a practice game or a friendly. Any real soccer/football fan knows the value of a goal. ONE goal TOTALLY changes a game.
Schurrle lifted a cross onto the chest of Gtze and the young German fired a left footed shot into the far corner from close range. Germany closed out the game to deservedly win the 2014 World...

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22:21
Joseph S. Blatter was elected FIFA President

Forums: SoftwareJoseph S. Blatter was elected FIFA President on 8 June 1998, having already served world football’s governing body for 23 years across a number of roles. He joined FIFA as Director of Technical Programmes in 1975, before becoming General Secretary and subsequently CEO. He was re-elected as head of FIFA firstly in 2002, before further successful re-elections in 2007 and 2011. During his time as the head of world football, FIFA President Blatter has expanded FIFA’s competition portfolio, developing the FIFA Club World Cup as well as introducing world championships for Beach Soccer and Futsal. He has also overseen the expansion of FIFA to 209 Member Associations.http://u7buy.mobi/

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21:38
Apple Posts San Francisco Pride 2015 Video

Apple posted a video celebrating the company's participation in the San Francisco Pride 2015 parade on June 28th. The video features scenes from around the city, Apple setting up for the event, and many of its employees and their families taking part. Apple CEO Tim Cook also makes a very brief appearance. It closes with the tagline "Inclusion inspires innovation."


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18:54
The man in charge of Apple’s Secret Design Studio...


Jony Ive’s well-documented aide Harper Alexander, who managed Apple’s secretive design studio, appears to have left his role at Apple. In his own words, Alexander was previously in charge of Ive’s design studio, calendar, security, meetings, expenses, and personal projects, since 2009.
Referenced in multiple recent profiles as Ive’s top assistant, Harper updated his LinkedIn on July 1st, Ive’s first day in his new “Chief Design Officer,” to indicate that he no longer runs Ive’s design studio or serves as executive assistant to Apple’s CDO. On July 1st, this is what became of Harper’s biography:
...

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18:34
One or more keys on the keyboard do not respond

If some or all of the keys on your Apple keyboard don't seem to be working, use these tips to troubleshoot.

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18:30
OS X: Manually migrating data from another Mac

 If your computer is too old to work with Migration Assistant, you can manually copy your data from one computer to another using these steps.

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18:19
Locating vendor information

Learn how to find information about a third-party product vendor.

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18:00
FBI Hunts SF Bay Area Fiber-Optic Cable Cutters


The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation for the past year has been on the hunt for people slashing fiber-optic cables throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
The FBI called for the public's assistance in June, after 10 attacks had taken place. The 11th occurred on Tuesday, when someone severed cables used by Wave Broadband.
Tuesday's attack knocked out service to customers in Alameda County, Sacramento and the San Francisco area, said FBI special agent Greg Wuthrich.

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17:53
Upgrading from Xsan 1.4.2 to Xsan 2.x (Apple KB)

Follow these instructions to upgrade your Xsan 1.4.2 SAN to Xsan 2.
Read more: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT200102

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17:53
Upgrading from Xsan 1.4.2 to Xsan 2.x

Follow these instructions to upgrade your Xsan 1.4.2 SAN to Xsan 2.

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16:51
Mpow 3-Port Intelligent Car Charger: $13.99

Youhave just a couple of more days to get our deal on the Mpow 3-Port Intelligent Car Charger. It's a three port car charger for your mobile devices. It auto-detects those devices, too, so that it can send the right amount of power to that device for maximum charging. It retails for $70, but through our deal it's yours for $13.99.


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16:44
Apple Loses iBooks Antitrust Appeal in Split Decision

The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan on Thursday upheld Apple's conviction as an antitrust violator. In a 2-1 split decision, the court ruled that Apple was liable for orchestrating a conspiracy with book publishers to raise retail prices for books, a violation of the Sherman Act.


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16:11
Using the USB-C port and adapters on your MacBook (...

Learn about the power, data-transfer, and video capabilities of the USB-C port and USB-C adapters for your MacBook.

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15:04
About EFI and SMC firmware updates for Intel-based...

This article lists firmware updates available as standalone installers for Intel-based Mac computers.

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15:04
Can New Chicago Taxes On Netflix, Apple, Spotify...

Mr D from 63 writes: Today, a new "cloud tax" takes effect in the city of Chicago, targeting online databases and streaming entertainment services. Residents who stream movies and music from companies like Netflix and Spotify will now need to pay an additional 9% tax. This also applies to Chicago businesses that pay to use databases online. Chicago expects to collect $12 million a year as a result of the new tax ruling. From the 24/7 Wall St. story: "Also worth noting is that the city’s tax ruling in both cases avoids the issue of whether there is a close-enough connection (nexus, in legalese) to require providers like Netflix or others to collect either tax. International law firm ReedSmith weighs in on this point as well: '[O]nce the Department begins to audit and assess customers located within the city, many of those customers are likely to demand that providers collect the tax going forward. As a result, many providers will likely feel the need to register to collect the taxes...

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14:53
Apple's European "OS X El Capitan"...

Today the European Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark filing for "OS X El Capitan." There's an interesting twist to this filing that could be significant if Apple ever decided to act on it. It's an element ...

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14:09
Create and modify share destinations in Final Cut Pro

This video demonstrates how to create and modify share destinations in Final Cut Pro X.

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14:08
Use 3D Text in Final Cut Pro

This video demonstrates how to use 3D text in Final Cut Pro X.

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14:08
Use clip effects in Final Cut Pro

This video demonstrates how to use clip effects in Final Cut Pro X.

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14:08
Import media in Final Cut Pro

This video demonstrates how to import media in Final Cut Pro X.

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14:08
Manage libraries in Final Cut Pro

This video demonstrates how to manage libraries in Final Cut Pro X.

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13:56
New video showcases Apple's participation in...

Apple on Thursday posted a video depicting its participation in the 2015 edition of the San Francisco Pride Parade, which celebrates support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people.

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13:20
New Enterprise Computing Study Shows Tablets and...

The latest IDC study published today on tablets being adopted by European enterprises in the U.K, France and Germany show that the tablet as a category is falling into two distinct camps. The market is bifurcated and will continue to be so going forward between standalone tablets and the newer tablet-notebook hybrid.

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13:07
(Newcomer) - Readding Restored Mac Mini to Xsan

Forums: TroubleshootingTags: MacMiniReadding ClientHello I'm new to Xsan environments and I have to admistrate a rather big SAN now. I already read some information about it and I think I understand some simple managing tasks of it.
This week I had to "restore" a mac mini (we had a hot standby running wich was already added to our Xsan). I installed the needed server applications and changed the IP and Hostname (to the old MacMini) so that its accessible as soon as possible. Apparently I noticed that in Xsan Admin the old MacMini dissapeared and the HotStandby (new Fallback Server) stayed online with an Access denied error (But still has full access to our XSan). I...

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13:00
Apple Earns a Black Eye for Apple Music

Any sufficiently large software project will have significant failure points. This is a lesson Apple has steadfastly refused to learn. It's not as if there weren't any warning signs.


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12:58
Apple's iPhone gains 2% marketshare in US as...

The latest statistics from market research firm comScore reveal Apple widened its lead over competitors in the U.S. smartphone market over the three-month period ending in May, but more importantly gained another 2 percent in the platform race as Android faltered.

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12:21
Apple shares video of its San Francisco Pride Parade...

Just like last year, Apple has posted a well-produced video showcasing thousands of Apple employees participating in San Francisco’s annual Pride parade.
On June 28, 2015, thousands of Apple employees along with their families and friends joined together to march in the San Francisco Pride Parade. They came from all over the world to help demonstrate and celebrate our deep commitment to equality and diversity. Because at Apple, we believe that inclusion inspires innovation.
Apple CEO Tim Cook shared in a tweet over the weekend that more than 8,000 Apple employees plus friends and family participated in the parade. The company also featured App Store and iTunes sections highlighting LGBT apps and...

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12:20
Article: Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of...

Apple’s iOS 8 development cycle has taken a more interesting direction from past releases, with more significant and rapid minor releases and fewer bug fix patch releases. For the first time, Apple had three versions in simultaneous development, released the first-ever public beta of iOS, and even released new versions while the beta cycle for the next version was already underway. iOS 8.2 brought with it support for the Apple Watch, while iOS…

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12:16
Everything you hate about Apple Music & what...


Many have praised Apple Music’s launch this week, although the focus has largely been on the free component of the service, a 24/7 streaming radio station called Beats 1. But how are users reacting to the rest of the Apple Music service? It received a lot of positive reviews in the media, but users have noticed some user experience issues and technical hiccups with Apple Music that might keep them from making a switch from the competition when the service’s free three month trial is up. Since the issues aren’t getting a lot of attention from the main stream media, I wanted to share everything we hate about Apple Music so far and what Apple needs to fix before converting potential switchers:
...

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12:01
'Likes' & personal libraries drive...

Apple treats "likes" in Apple Music in a very narrow manner -- mostly as a way of tailoring the "For You" recommendations in the service, along with the help of things like personal library data, a report revealed on Thursday.

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11:51
Apple Reportedly Considering Samsung's new...

While it was known that LG was originally the exclusive Apple Watch display supplier and likely to have extended that contract, a new Korean report says that Apple is now talking to Samsung ...

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11:29
Updated the Fitbit Badge List page (with images)

I’ve been running a list of Fitbit badges for awhile. That list is now updated with the latest imagery and badge names at http://krypted.com/utilities/fitbit-badge-list/. Happy walking, climbing, running, etc.

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11:24
Review: Moshi’s iGlaze, iVisor, ClearGuard &...



Dedicated accessories for Apple’s 12-inch MacBook with Retina display are still rarities at this point with the new design being different in every dimension than other MacBooks in the notebook lineup. For new MacBook owners looking to keep the $1300 and up machine in pristine condition, Moshi has a whole collection of premium accessories designed for the 12-inch MacBook. Today we’re taking a look at Moshi’s ...

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11:05
How Apple Music's Liking System Works to...

Apple Music's main draw is its focus on curation and its ability to learn about your music preferences to provide recommendations that suit your tastes. Apple's new Music app focuses heavily on content discovery, with an entire "For You" section dedicated to recommendations. According to Apple, its music experts "handpick songs, artists, and albums based on what you listen to and like," and this content is what populates the "For You" section. Apple's explained that "For You" recommendations get better over time based on "whether you love a song or not," but the company hasn't explicitly spelled out how to best use likes and listens to better tailor Apple Music to your tastes. To clear up confusion on how recommendations work, The Loop's Jim Dalrymple has spoken directly with Apple to get some insight on how the "Like" feature in Apple Music works to affect recommendations,...

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11:04
Apple’s New Design Bosses Report to Tim Cook, not...

Apple's new executive bio webpage is up, and it shows Jony Ive's new role as Chief Design Officer, along with the two new VPs taking over user interface and industrial design. Here's the twist: Neither report to Mr. Ive but instead report directly to CEO Tim Cook.

The Mac Observer Spin: Short version: No, Jony Ive isn't quitting.


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11:03
Create a new book in iBooks Author with the same...

Learn how to create a template, give your book a new internal ID, or duplicate your book as a new one.

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10:59
Apple Recently Met with Major Card Companies in...

A new Asian report published today claims that Apple is preparing Apple Pay for use in the Korean market in the first half of 2016. Apple recently had a private meeting ...

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10:58
Deals: $600 off 15" MacBook Pro; $480 off 128GB...

For the next 72 hours, readers can grab Apple's high-end 15" MacBook Pro (mid-2014) for $1,899 ($600 off), unlocked 128GB iPad Air WiFi+ LTE models for $449 ($480 off), $245-$360 discounts on all mid-2015 15" MacBook Pros with AppleCare, a completely maxed out 11" MacBook Air with AppleCare & free accessories for $1,089.

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10:49
Maya 2016 - Professional 3D modeling and animation...

Maya is an award-winning software and powerful, integrated 3D modeling, animation, visual effects, and rendering solution. Because Maya is based on an open architecture, all your work can be scripted or programmed using a well-documented and comprehensive API (application programming interface), or one of two embedded scripting languages, the Maya Embedded Language (MEL) or Python. This level of openness, combined with an industry-leading suite of 3D visual effects, computer graphics, and character animation tools, enables you to realize your creative vision for your film, television, game development, and design projects.Version 2016 (Service Pack 1): Note: Now requires OS X 10.9.5 or later. Note: This service pack is a full product install. Uninstall your existing Maya 2016 software before installing this service pack. What's New

  • Hardware selection features
  • New selection semantics
  • New supported...

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10:45
More Command Line Service Control In OS X

The serverctl command can be used to start and stop services in OS X Server. Use serverctl with a list verb to show a list of services:
serverctl list
Grab a service (without the quotes) and feed it back into serverctl with the enable option and a service= option to identify the service:
serverctl enable service=com.apple.servermgrd.xcode
Or disable, using the disable verb:
serverctl disable service=com.apple.servermgrd.xcode

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10:27
70% of drivers engage in smartphone activities while...

AT&T:When you see the driver next to you looking at their phone, it’s no longer safe to assume they’re texting. New research1 from AT&T* shows nearly 4-in-10 smartphone users tap into social media while driving. Almost 3-in-10 surf the net. And surprisingly, 1-in-10 video chat. 7-in-10 people engage in smartphone activities while driving. Texting and emailing are still the most prevalent. But other smartphone activity use behind the wheel is now common. Among social platforms, Facebook tops the list, with more than a quarter of those polled using the app while driving.As a motorcyclist, this survey is not only disturbing but, sadly, not surprising. There’s not a day goes by I don’t see someone more focused on their phone than on their driving. There’s also generally not a day that goes by where I don’t have to take some kind of evasive action to avoid an accident with a distracted driver. Please, as AT&T is campaigning, “It Can Wait”....

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10:22
Review: JBL Clip+ Bluetooth Speaker

JBL's Clip+ ($50) is a new, splashproof version of the company's Clip. The small, puck-shaped Bluetooth speaker is similar in almost every way to the past version of Clip, which we found to offer great value upon its release a year ago. As with the original speaker, Clip+ promises 5 hours of playtime with its rechargeable battery. It has a built-in carabiner and speakerphone, as well as an integrated 1-foot audio cable that can be attached to the back of the speaker — this allows the speaker to plug into other sources, including another Clip+ for daisy chaining purposes.{/exp:char_limit}

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10:15
Between Kickstarter’s frauds and phenoms live long-...

Ars Technica:By this point, fairy-tales about successful funding and horror stories of projects that end in abject failure or corruption have led most of us to recognize the volatility of any Kickstarter project. But lost between these two extremes is a long, sometimes confusing road that is invisible, and sometimes even inaccessible, to the mildly interested passersby. In today’s Kickstarter Web storefronts, projects appear so singular to their backers that any unplanned activity can seem more erratic and suspicious than it actually is. In most cases, though, delays are normal. This underreported grey area between funded and shipped (or sailed) isn’t necessarily something to loathe. Rather, it highlights many of the reasons crowdfunding is worth protecting—even if some of the practice’s worst contradictory forces are at play.I’ve backed several Kickstarter projects over the last few years and have been universally disappointed for various reasons, not the least of which is failure...

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10:01
View lyrics in Apple Music with Musixmatch

Good find by Federico Viticci.∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:01
3 Great iPhone Cables for Travel

As the (US) holiday weekend kicks off, lots of people are going on trips and taking their devices and might need a better cable than the one that came with their iPhone or iPad. Kelly has a roundup of tips for cable upgrades for summer.


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10:00
How to use the mini music player while browsing...

The new Music app in iOS is chock full featueres, including the Beats 1 radio station, the For You recommendation engine and the Connect social network. The Music app is all about music so it only makes sense that Apple`would include a mini player that allows you to control your music while you browse through all the content in the app.

The mini music player sits at the bottom of the screen right above the bottom navigation bar. It displays the current song playing and even displays tracks that you are listening to on Beats 1. It has a small play/pause button and a three ellipse button that pulls up a menu with track options to "Add to My Music", "Show in iTunes Store", "Share" and more. You also can tap on the center of the player to launch the song in full screen mode.

When you are in full-screen mode, you can tap the small circle in the upper left to minimze the player and go back to browsing content on Apple Music. The mini player remains in place while you look...

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09:39
The Northern Spy: more on the new language Modula-2...

By Rick Sutcliffe
Over the last two months the Spy introduced the motivation for he and Telecom engineer Benjamin Kowarsch developing a new language, or more precisely, a fully modern dialect of an existing notation--to address serious software engineering issues of safety, security, reliability, and extensibility--then offered something a little more than a "Hello World" as an initial example. In this piece, he briefly describes the baked-in building blocks of Modula-2 R10, that is the reserved symbols, words and reserved identifiers.
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09:39
TMO Daily Observations 2015-07-02: Coping with...

iTunes 12.2 and Apple Music's iCloud Music Library have some pretty serious issues. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to dive into the issues, share their thoughts on why Apple is having big problems with iCloud Music Library, and share a tip on how to see if you're using Apple's new online music storage system.


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09:29
A Tour of Apple Music

Josh Centers takes an all-access tour of the sprawling Apple Music, offering tips and observations along the way.  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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09:27
Apple Rethinks the Home Button for Touch ID in a...

Today, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals yet another method of integrating Touch ID into an iDevice like the iPhone. Apple illustrates that they could easily hide the Touch ID's biometric circuitry within ...

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09:25
The Apple Music highlight so far is the shared...

Quartz:It is broadcast 24 hours a day, with real people picking songs, introducing them, and conducting interviews. Everyone around the globe hears the same thing at the same time—a rarity for internet-based media, which is rarely experienced in sync. As a result, everyone can also discuss in real-time. It’s early, but tuning into Beats 1 on launch day and following along with other listeners on Twitter made it a fun, memorable, shared experience.It’s hard to argue with the sentiment. Sure, some (many) don’t like the mix – “there’s too much ____ (insert music genre you dislike the most here)” but I’ve been listening to nothing but Beats 1 since the launch. The shared music aspect of it is really appealing to me. For the most part, I like the DJs. I especially like Julie Adenuga and her drum and bass mix. Sure, there are glitches and odd bits (the naughty language edits are particularly annoying) but, after only three days, it’s a remarkable achievement that will only get better, in...

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09:25
Apple’s Swift programming language gaining in...

A new programming language survey shows Apple’s Swift programming language breaking into the top 20 for the first time, while the future of Microsoft’s Visual Basic (VB) in the top rankings is now "unclear," reports The Register (http://tinyurl.com/nt76be7).
The Redmonk consultancy published a six-monthly analysis (http://tinyurl.com/o59g56w) based on Github usage and Stack Overflow discussions. JavaScript tops the list margin, followed by Java, PHP, Python, C#, C++ and Ruby (the last three are ranked fifth). Apple’s Swifthas risen from 22 to 18, making the top 20 for the first time.
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09:24
∞ How to properly use “Likes” in Apple Music

I use the “Like” system in my music services all the time because I want it to learn from my listening habits and be more personalized for my tastes. However, it seems that every service uses this system in different ways, so I talked to Apple about how you should use likes with Apple Music. [...]

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09:24
How to request a song to air on Apple's Beats 1...

Something not widely known about Apple's Beats 1 radio station is that listeners can make song requests, in a process that's a little different from conventional, terrestrial radio stations.

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09:02
Accessing and archiving content from iTunes U...

On September 1, 2015, Apple will discontinue iTunes U private sites and disable all access to private sites. Please review the information below to determine whether your iTunes U site will be affected.

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08:46
Prince's streaming music catalog now only on...

Although Prince's music is missing from major on-demand streaming services including Apple Music, Rdio, and Spotify, the pop artist's catalog is on at least two of them -- Tidal and Google Play Music All Access, according to reports. [Updated]

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08:37
Apple removes music Home Sharing in iOS 8.4

Apple earlier this week released iOS 8.4, bringing Apple Music to the company's iOS devices. Though the update was received favorably due to its Music components and improvements to iBooks, many users noticed that a popular feature -- Home Sharing support for music -- was missing. This missing music support was first mentioned by Apple Support forum members and later confirmed by Apple on its Home Sharing support page.

Home Sharing uses your home network to share and stream content from your computer's iTunes library to other computers, iOS devices, or the Apple TV. According to a report by...

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08:09
Mark Gurman talks to CNBC about the leaked iPhone 6S...

In case you missed it, Mark appeared on CNBC’s “Squawk Alley” earlier today to discuss the leaked iPhone 6S, its numerous changes, and its new Qualcomm chip and double LTE speeds, plus this week’s launch of Apple Music and Beats 1 and what to expect for the future of Apple’s new streaming music service. Watch below:
Filed under: Apple Music, iOS Devices Tagged: ...

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08:00
9to5Toys Last Call: 3-pack MFi Lightning cables $16...

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.
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08:00
Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 052 on client...
08:00
Announcing compliance toolset for public folders

Office 365 offers a comprehensive compliance toolset that spans Exchange email, SharePoint and OneDrive for Business documents, and Skype conversations. Some customers store valuable information in Exchange public folders, and have requested that we broaden Office 365’s compliance solution to cover public folder data as well. Previously, external archiving solutions were required to meet this need.
Today, we are pleased to announce that the Office 365 archiving and eDiscovery toolset is being extended to include public folders. Customers can now place public folder content on hold to preserve it for legal or regulatory requirements. They can perform eDiscovery functions on public folder data, including search, preview and export. Entire public folders or specific content (based on keywords) can be preserved immutably. They can delete aged items out of public folders. And all administrative activities on public folders are fully audited. Throughout all these operations, users...

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08:00
Introducing new and modern chart types now available...

As part of a wave of new updates delivered in the Office 2016 Public Preview last month, we unveiled a set of highly anticipated new charts to give you more ways to explore data and tell rich stories across Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Say hello to Waterfall, Histogram, Pareto, Box & Whisker, Treemap and Sunburst—six powerful charts that help you quickly visualize common financial, statistical and hierarchical data.
Read on to see how you can take advantage of these new charts and then try each one out by installing the Office 2016 Preview.

Waterfall—visualizing financial statements with ease
Most business owners seek to better understand their finances in order to...

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08:00
Office 365 now offers seamless integration with...

Today’s post was written by Jean Paoli, Rob Dolin and Doug Mahugh from the Microsoft Open Teach EDU team.
Last Friday at MS Open Tech we announced new open source integration with Open edX and Office 365 and also provided an update on the evolution of open source Moodle integration with Office 365. These are exciting developments in the education technology space, and in this post we’ll cover how they fit into the broader trend toward more openness and interoperability, which is being enabled by Office 365’s open REST APIs.
Whether you’re a fourth grader at your local elementary school, a forty-year-old working on an evening MBA, or a fourth year associate enrolled in training at your company, there’s a good chance that you use a popular LMS (Learning Management System) or MOOC (Massive Open Online...

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08:00
How to remove Connect from Apple Music and replace...

Apple Music Connect is a social network for musicians to "connect" with their fans by sharing content and adding a comment when their fans respond. Connect isn't for everyone, and you can remove it from Apple Music if you're not interested. Once removed from Apple Music, the Connect tab is conveniently replaced by Playlists. Here's how to make the swtich.

Removing Connect requires you to setup Restrictions and use the parental controls to block the Connect social network. Open the Settings app and then go to General > Restrictions > Enable Restrictions. You must enter a parental control password -- remember this password in case you need to get back inside this Restrictions menu to restore Connect. In these parental controls, you can select the toggle to disable "Apple Music Connect." Similar to other iOS toggles, green is on and grey if off.

When you return to the Music app, you should no longer see the Connect tab....

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07:55
The state of the 64-bit transition in iOS, and what’...

July just started, but the Apple rumor mill is already looking forward to September, the month when we tend to get new iPhones, a new iOS, and other refreshed Apple devices. Right now, the usual sources seem to think we're getting new iPhone 6Ses that add Force Touch and faster modems but are physically identical to the current models, none of which should be particularly surprising. Yesterday, people digging through the iTunes 12.2 release found some evidence of new iPods, which would be a surprise—the lineup's last significant update came in September of 2012.
Supposing Apple replaces the iPhone 5C and gives us a revamped iPod Touch at some point between...

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07:52
Boot Camp: iMac displays a black screen during...

When installing Microsoft Windows 7 on an iMac (27-inch, Late 2009) and iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2010) using Boot Camp, a black screen may appear.  This can happen because the Windows 7 installer does not include the necessary graphics or Bluetooth drivers for your Mac.

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07:45
Rumor: Apple to improve brightness on Apple Watch 2...



It’s hard to say if a pink next-gen iPhone is your dream phone.
I mean, that’s really up to you.
But it’s among the latest set of rumors that just came from the supply side, so that’s saying something.

Two new reports have it that Apple has decided to source flexible OLED screens for the Apple Watch 2 from both Samsung and LG, prioritizing improved outdoor visibility rather than changing the screen size, shape, or resolution. The company seems worried about boosting the outdoor apparent brightness compared of its sapphire-faced Apple Watch units, especially when compared with the glass-faced Apple Watch Sport. The...

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07:24
RapidWeaver 6.2.3 - Create template-based websites...

RapidWeaver is a next-generation Web design application to help you easily create professional-looking Web sites in minutes. No knowledge of complex code is required, RapidWeaver will take care of all that for you. RapidWeaver produces valid XHTML & CSS based websites. One of the perks about using RapidWeaver is that it has a strong custom theme community. You can download themes and edit them from within RapidWeaver and the result is a pretty slick looking website that takes very little effort. RapidWeaver also has a lot of custom plug-ins. Some of them make it easier to edit images directly in RapidWeaver. Others make creating a site map a matter of a few clicks. The supportive community that surrounds RapidWeaver is really what makes this great app superior to other WYSIWYG website creation tools. Be sure to check out YourHead.com for some little tools to help spice up your website in RapidWeaver.Version 6.2.3:

  • Fixes a problem where, in some...

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07:17
Some users report music library mangling after...



This is why they invented bug fixes.
Following the release of iTunes 12.2, a number of users have expressed concerns that the update has somewhat mangled their iTunes music libraries after enabling iCloud Music Library.
As reported by several outlets, users end up with a library full for scrambled titles, albums, and artists.

A thread in the Apple Support Community forums has several users who have experienced the same problem. Some have been able to restore their libraries by going to the iTunes folder (~/Music/iTunes), and using a recent .itl file in the Previous iTunes Libraries folder to replace the “corrupted” iTunes Library.itl file in the iTunes...

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07:09
How to remove Connect from Apple Music in iOS 8.4

The new Connect feature in Apple Music allows fans to engage with artists in a more direct and personal way. But those who aren't interested in the social feature can remove it from the iOS 8.4 Music app entirely --?here's how to do it.

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06:58
iTunes 12.2 and iCloud Music Library: A Disaster for...

iCloud Music Library was introduced with this week's iTunes 12.2 and Apple Music release, and it's turning out to be a big bag of hurt. Instead of giving us a unified music library across all our devices, it's scrambling albums and tracks, and even adds DRM to songs you already own which will lock you out of albums you ripped from CD if you ever drop your Apple Music subscription.


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06:57
I choose you, Beats 1

M.C. Siegler calls it. Sometimes, you just want someone else to choose.∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:55
Beats Music's "The Sentence" in Apple...

While the fun of "The Sentence," a feature of Beats Music, does not appear in Apple Music, its most imporant aspect -- perfectly curated playslist -- lives on.

When Beats Music was announced in January of 2014, I had accounts with Rdio and Pandora, and each served a purpose. I used Pandora's themed, streaming stations as a limitless shuffle mode, while Rdio was an ubiquitous library of on-demand music. Beats Music offered both options plus the careful curation of its employees and partners. I was hooked and went all-in shortly after launch, ditching both Rdio and Pandora.

A standout feature was "The Sentence." I'd describe it as defining a streaming station via...

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06:46
Apple Working on new Apple Pay Wallet service for...

Today, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals a possible new method to allow two iPhone users with Touch ID to make a private sales transaction.

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06:14
Unofficial Beats 1 Twitter feed identifies the...


If you’re listening to Beats 1 and hear a track you like, the Now Playing screen will identify it for you, or you can use the contextual menu to add it to My Music or view it in the iTunes Store. But if you were driving or busy doing something else, and want to identify the track that just finished playing, you’re out of luck unless it’s part of a featured playlist.
That’s the problem web developer Callum Jones has just solved in a really simple but neat way: he’s created an @Beats1Plays Twitter account that simply tweets the name of the track and artist of each song played on Beats 1. Even if you can’t stop what you’re doing until ten minutes later, you can simply scroll back through the feed.
Those using the...

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06:13
Rumor: Apple Watch 2 will add bigger battery, look...

Apple's second-generation Watch is unlikely to see any external changes, a Thursday morning report from South Korea suggests, with the company instead focusing on tightening up internal components in order to fit a larger battery. [Updated]

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06:07
SoundCloud iOS app adds ‘play related tracks’,...


Popular music sharing app SoundCloud is getting an update on iOS that brings a number of new features to make for a better overall listening experience.
Among the new features, users can now select to ‘play related tracks’ from anywhere in the app: “let our improved algorithm create an endless stream of similar content from the 100 million tracks on SoundCloud. As easy as tapping Play Related Tracks.”
Another new feature that offers an improved listening experience is a Shuffle button for both your created playlists and songs you’ve liked. Here’s how you can shuffle tracks from within a playlist:

The...

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06:01
Get help signing in to Messages, FaceTime, and Game...

In rare situations, when you try to sign in to Messages, FaceTime, or Game Center with your Apple ID you might receive one of the following alerts.

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06:01
Listen to Zane Lowe's Beats 1 interview with...

Earlier this week, Beats 1 DJ Zane Lowe interviewed Eminem on the air. It was the young station's first major interview and now you can listen to the guys talk on YouTube. They discussed the forthcoming Southpaw, Eminem doing his own stunts and the forthcoming soundtrack, coming July 24th. 

If you missed it the first time around, here's your chance to listen in.

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05:50
Leaked Foxconn document backs 12MP camera, 2GB of...

A document appearing to include a leaked Foxconn manufacturing schematic may back claims that Apple's next-generation "iPhone 6s" series will feature a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera, 4K video, and 2 gigabytes of RAM.

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05:47
News: Report: iPhone 6S to get 12MP camera, 4K video...

An alleged internal document posted by a Foxconn employee on Weibo suggests that the next-generation iPhone models may in fact include an upgraded camera at a 12-megapixel resolution capable of recording 4K video, iPhoneArena reports. This latest information seemingly corroborates earlier analyst predictions on a pixel upgrade for the new device, as well as multiple rumors suggesting that the new models will also get an increase to 2GB of RAM. While…

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05:42
Supply chain rumors say brighter Apple Watch, pink...

Two new reports out of Asia this morning purport to shed light on improvements coming to Apple’s next-generation Apple Watch and the iPhone 6S.
According to a report out of Korea (via Naver/Digital Daily), Apple has decided to source flexible OLED screens for the Apple Watch 2 from both Samsung and LG, prioritizing improved outdoor visibility rather than changing the screen size, shape, or resolution. Outdoor screen visibility is a particular issue for the more reflective, sapphire-faced Apple Watch and Edition, which noticeably reduce the underlying screen’s apparent brightness compared with the glass-faced Apple Watch Sport. The report also...

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05:40
Apple Maps vehicle project to expand in the US

Is that a drone overtaking an unsuspecting family's mini van? No, it's the Apple Maps vehicle gathering information to make the Apple Maps experience better, as noted by AppleInsider. Apple announced on Wednesday that the US program will expand in July. Specifically, the following areas will be scanned:

  • Colorado - Denver
  • Florida - Escambia County (Pensacola)
  • Idaho - Ada County (Boise)
  • Indiana - Marion County (Indianapolis)
  • Kentucky - Jefferson County (Louisville)
  • Maryland - Baltimore
  • Minnesota - Hennepin County (Minneapolis), Ramsey County (St. Paul)
  • Missisippi - Harrison County (Gulfport)
  • New Mexico - Santa Fe
  • Ohio - Hamilton County (Cincinnati)
  • Oregon - Lane County (Eugene), Marion County (Salem)
  • Pennsylvania - Philadelphia
  • South Dakota -...
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05:36
IDC: tablets drive business transformation in...
05:32
MacFamilyTree 7.5.2 - Create and explore your family...

MacFamilyTree gives genealogy a facelift: it's modern, interactive, incredibly fast, and easy to use. We're convinced that generations of chroniclers would have loved to trade in their genealogy tools for MacFamilyTree. It helps you collect and record facts and data about your family history and turns them into informative reports and charts. MacFamilyTree comes with countless features to record and visualize your family history - use them to create reports, charts, or nifty 3D views within our Virtual Tree feature. It offers the right solution for all your genealogy needs. Synchronize your data via iCloud, create webpages, or back your research with the help of the gigantic genealogy database "FamilySearch". You’re an avid genealogist, but you’re always on the go? Not a problem! Simply purchase MobileFamilyTree to use on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and your options are virtually endless.Version 7.5.2:

  • Issues using the Research Assistant corrected...

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05:20
UBS calls Apple 'the Shake Shack of technology...

In making its case for investors to buy Apple stock, investment bank UBS this week made an interesting analogy, comparing the iPhone maker to growing fast food restaurant Shake Shack, saying the two companies are responsible for "the era of consumer experience."

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05:20
Stay hydrated with AddWater Pro for iPhone and Apple...

The Apple Watch is, among other things, a health-tracking device. Apple's Activity app monitors your movement and exercise without your having do a thing, while the workout app focuses on your concerted efforts to get up and moving.

Health-conscious developers see opportunities to build upon Apple's efforts. For example, Lanyap MediaWorks has released AddWater Pro for iPhone ($1.99) and Apple Watch, which helps you monitor your daily water intake. Focused on speed and efficiency, AddWater Pro lets you quickly note what you drink, browse your hydration history and even provides rewards for hitting goals. Here's our look at AddWater Pro.

Getting started

When you launch AddWater Pro for the first time, you're guided through an initial tutorial. It explains a lot; in fact it explains too much. There's a lot...

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05:05
News: Daily Deal: MFi-Certified 10-Ft iOS Lightning...

Today in iLounge Deals you can pick up a MFi-Certified 10-Ft iOS Lightning Cable for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod for only $18.99 – that’s over 50% off the normal price. This handy cable gives you the length you need to comfortably couch-surf from your iOS device without having to worry about running out of power or staying in close proximity to your wall outlets.

Get your MFi-Certified 10-Ft iOS Lightning Cable now for only $18.99...

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05:00
Using Siri with Apple Music and Beats 1

Apple has steadily improved Siri's music controls, allowing you to open the music app, play songs, and even identify tunes using Shazam. This integration continues in the new Apple Music with Siri allowing you to interact with Apple Music tracks, Music Radio stations and even Beats 1.

Here is a small sampling of the things you can say to Siri:

  • Play Cassidy from the Grateful Dead
  • Stop playing the music
  • Resume Playing
  • Add this song to music
  • Add the song on the radio to music
  • Listen to Beats 1

If you know of any others, please share them in the comments.

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04:59
How To Add Nickname, Photo to Apple Music Profile

Apple's new streaming Apple Music service has the option to include your nickname and even a user image as part of your profile. Kelly has the scoop on how to update that information and personalize your profile.


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04:55
"Jobs" vs. "Steve Jobs":...

theodp writes: Didn't like Jobs , the 2013 biopic about the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher? Maybe you'll prefer Steve Jobs, the 2015 biopic about the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs starring Michael Fassbender. "Steve Jobs is a tech visionary, total dick," writes Esquire's Matt Patches in his mini-review of the just-released Steve Jobs trailer. So, is inspiring kids to become the "Next Steve Jobs" a good or bad thing?

...

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04:42
Scanner Pro 6 adds ability to scan documents in your...

Readdle has just updated Scanner Pro to version 6, making it even easier to use your iPhone or iPad to scan documents. Improved edge-detection means that it continues to automatically align documents within the camera frame, and a Scan Radar feature intelligently analyzes your photo library to find pictures of documents.
This feature lets Scanner Pro to automatically find photos that look like document in your Photo Library. This means that you no longer have to launch the app to scan something – simply open your camera app from a lock screen and take pictures of things you want to scan. Once you launch Scanner Pro, it will automatically notify you about the new scans that it found.
The developers say they analyzed more than half a million documents to build the functionality … ...

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04:15
Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 interview with Eminem now on...

Apple was hyping Zane Lowe’s interview with Eminem even before Beats 1 launched, but for anyone who missed it yesterday, it’s been added to the Beats 1 YouTube channel. It’s audio-only, though as both Eminem and Zane Lowe showed video teasers in their Instagram feeds beforehand, it seems likely that the video will be released later.
If you are a fan, Eminem was also interviewed yesterday by Stephen Colbert yesterday for a Public Access Channel in Monroe.
Filed under: Apple...

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04:00
Apple updates executive profile page with an accent...

Apple silently updated the executive profile web page, with some new photos and bios showing up for some of the execs as well as some previously announced title changes and promotions.

Probably the most obvious changes were made to reflect Apple's commitment to design. Jony Ive's title is now Chief Design Officer, with Alan Dye making an appearance on the page as the company Vice President of User Interface Design and Richard Haworth debuting as the Vice President of Industrial Design.

It was previously reported that Ive would report directly to CEO Tim Cook; one surprise to many onlookers is that Dye and Haworth will also be reporting directly to Cook instead of working for Ive.

Our Take On The News:

It's great to see Apple subtly tipping its hat to the one thing that makes the company stand out from other consumer electronics firm -- its commitment to design excellence. Adding...

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03:57
'iPhone 6s' Again Rumored to Feature 12MP...

A sketchy and unconfirmed internal document posted by an alleged Foxconn employee on Chinese microblogging website Weibo (via PhoneArena) corroborates rumors that the next-generation iPhone could feature a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera with 4K video recording and 240 FPS slow-motion capabilities. Weibo user KJuma has since removed the pair of leaked documents he shared on the Twitter-like service, but not before the images began making their rounds on the web. The documents also corroborate multiple rumors claiming the so-called iPhone 6s ("N66") and iPhone 6s Plus ("N71") will have 2GB of RAM. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a respectable track record at reporting on Apple'...

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03:45
Worldwide wearables market forecast to grow 173.3%...

The wearables market maintained its upward trajectory in the first quarter of 2015 as new vendors, including Apple, prepared to enter the market.
A new forecast from International Data Corporation (www.idc.com) estimates that 72.1 million wearable devices will be shipped in 2015, up a strong 173.3% from the 26.4 million units shipped in 2014. Shipment volumes are expected to experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 42.6% over the five-year forecast period, reaching 155.7 million units shipped in 2019, according to the research group.
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03:44
PSA: Don’t cancel your iTunes Match subscription if...

Your own matched music re-downloaded from Apple Music gets DRM added
Since Apple appeared to have rolled the functionality of iTunes Match into Apple Music, it was looking like there wouldn’t be any point in retaining an iTunes Match subscription if you were planning to continue your streaming music subscription after the free trial. But MacWorld senior contributor Kirk McElhearn found that there is one small but crucial difference between the two: DRM … 
With iTunes Match, if your own music doesn’t have...

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03:30
Logo Pop Free for Mac OS X revved to version 1.2

MacAppware, a division of 128bit Technologies, has released. Logo Pop Free 1.2. It's an update of the free vector-based logo design app for Mac OS X.
The upgrade has various bug fixes and enhancements. There's also a new tutorial about using the app at the MacAppware website (www.macappware.com).
Logo Pop Free requires Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later. It's available exclusively on the Mac App Store.

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IK Multimedia announces 96kHz firmware update for...

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Kool Tools: Mac Backup Guru

MacDaddy's (http://macdaddy.io) Mac Backup Guru, a backup app for Mac OS X, has been revved to version 5.0, sporting an improved interface, faster and more stable cloning ability, more intuitive scheduling, improved incremental snapshots, and better performing background synchronization.
Mac Backup Guru offers direct drive cloning, synchronization, and incremental snapshots of data. Users can backup small amounts of files and data, or entire drives full of data.
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01:55
The UK admits to spying on Amnesty International

In June, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) ruled that the UK government had illegally spied on two international civil rights groups: the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) and the Legal Resources Centre in South Africa. But there w...

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00:43
Apple investigating ways to embed health sensors,...

In a seemingly never-ending quest to make thinner, lighter mobile devices, Apple is researching methods by which heart rate monitors, skin conductivity sensors and more can be directly incorporated into an iPhone's product logo.

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00:25
Sprint turns to a British retailer to reverse its US...

It's been almost a year since UK retailers Dixons and Carphone Warehouse tied the knot. Life as a combined entity, known as Dixons Carphone, is off to a good start: profits are up and the company made efforts to expand its presence, including the lau...

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23:37
Google's chatbot learned it all from movies

Chatbots are pretty common these days -- a simple search can surface numerous variants you can talk to on a lonely Friday night. The one Google is developing, however, isn't your run-of-the-mill chatbot: it wasn't programmed to respond to questions a...

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22:02
​Fukushima nuclear reactor will get mapped with...

Scientists from Los Alamos National Lab have discovered how to look through and map just about anything with a new process: the science-fictionally sounding muon tomography. Even in places like the highly radioactive Fukushima reactor, the method doe...

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21:13
This website only lets one person in at a time

As I write this, I'm waiting in line. Not at the grocery store or camping out for a superfluous wearable, but to get into a website. That only one person can visit at a time. For a total 60 seconds. It's madness. There are 3,662 people ahead of me an...

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19:59
OmniFocus 2.2.1 - GTD task manager with iOS...

OmniFocus helps you manage your tasks the way that you want, freeing you to focus your attention on the things that matter to you most. Capturing tasks and ideas is always a keyboard shortcut away in OmniFocus 2. Clip data from Mail, Safari, Messages, or third-party apps. Bring up Quick Entry to file away an idea before it drifts away; it's always at your fingertips, waiting for more. OmniFocus comes in two feature levels: Standard, available for $39.99; and Pro, available for $79.99.Version 2.2.1: Added

  • Sync Triggering - If you have TestFlight builds of OmniFocus 2.6 for iOS installed, you should start seeing background syncs triggered by your Mac after installing this build. Even if you sync with your own WebDAV server, this feature changes the amount of (anonymous) data that reaches Omni servers; check out this support article for more information. If you’d like to...

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19:59
Printopia 2.1.11 - Share Mac printers with iOS...

Run Printopia on your Mac to share its printers to any capable iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Printopia will also add virtual printers, allowing you to save print-outs to your Mac and send to apps.

  • Wireless Printing To Your Mac's Printers - Whether you have an inkjet printer plugged into your Mac, a laser printer plugged into your router or even a network printer, if your Mac can print to it, Printopia will share it. Printopia even supports many password-protected printers.
  • Easy, Instant Set-up - Ecamm puts ease of use first. Double-click to install Printopia, and within seconds see most any connected printers on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. You'll also see Printopia's "Send To Mac" and "Send To Dropbox on Mac" virtual printers. That's it!
  • Serious Security For Privacy and Peace of Mind - With the addition of password protection for your printers, Printopia is a great solution for a...

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19:59
Boom 2 1.2.1 - System-wide pro volume booster and...

Boom 2 is a system-wide volume booster and equalizer app that is designed especially for OS X 10.10 Yosemite. It comes with a smart interface, self-calibrates itself according to your Mac, offers hands-on advanced equalizer controls for finer audio control and amazing audio effects for enhanced audio output. You get a personalized acoustic experience on your Mac so that your Boom 2 sounds like you. Unique. Boom 2 is a pro audio app that:

  • Auto-Calibrates itself according to the type of Mac
  • Runs exclusively on Yosemite along with 64-bit compatibility
  • Powerfully boosts volume on a system-wide level
  • Fine-tunes any audio with advanced and precise equalizer controls
  • Enhances quality of audio output with cool one-click audio effects
  • Intelligently boosts the volume of file audio

Custom Audio Settings for A Personalized Experience: Every Mac is personal and contains its owner's personality all...

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