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Sunday April 26

12:07
Apple Watch Impacts iPhone Battery Life... One Way...

With the launch of the Apple Watch on Friday, the first wave of consumers have received their Apple Watches. Our forums are abuzz with activity surrounding Apple's newest device. While there were initial concerns about the Apple Watch's battery life, reports seem to indicate that the Apple Watch, itself, has no problem lasting a full day. However, there have been mixed reports about the impact the Apple Watch has on iPhone battery life. The Apple Watch needs to be paired to an iPhone for full functionality. The iPhone connects to the Apple Watch via bluetooth and Wi-Fi to feed it data and notifications throughout the day. Some users have found a notable improvement in iPhone battery life with the...

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10:08
Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.0.16 - Connect to Windows...

With Microsoft Remote Desktop, you can connect to a remote PC and your work resources from almost anywhere. Experience the power of Windows with RemoteFX in a Remote Desktop client designed to help you get your work done wherever you are. Features

  • Access to remote resources through the Remote Desktop Gateway
  • Secure connection to your data and applications with breakthrough Network Layer Authentication (NLA) technology
  • Simple management of all remote connections from the connection center
  • High quality video and sound streaming with improved compression and bandwidth usage
  • Easy connection to multiple monitors or projectors for presentations
  • Print from Windows applications to any printer configured on your Mac
  • Access local files on your Mac from your Windows applications

Version 8.0.16:

  • Issues fixed related to file transfer using folder redirection
  • Issues fixed for...

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09:58
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Starts HealthKit for 80,...

In February we posted a report titled "In the Majority of Top Hospitals in the U.S have Rolled out Pilot HealthKit Programs." In that report we noted that Apple's healthcare technology was spreading quickly among major U.S. hospitals, showing early promise ...

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09:43
iTunes Store Facilitating Donations to Support Nepal...

Apple today rolled out a feature through the iTunes Store that allows users to contribute to the American Red Cross in support of relief efforts following the Nepal earthquake that has killed over 2,400 people. The feature leverages the hundreds of millions of credit cards already on file to allow iTunes users to easily donate $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, or $200 to the relief efforts. Apple will be passing along 100 percent of the donations to the Red Cross. Aid Nepal
Donate in iTunes
#iTunes #Nepal #NepalEarthquake pic.twitter.com/s9seJp8RZV— Philip Schiller (@pschiller)...

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09:14
Evidence is Mounting that Samsung may Reinvent their...

Over the last eleven months there has been a series of utility and design patents from Samsung illustrating a consistent shift away from their oblong Gear smartwatch interface design to that of one that carries a more traditional round interface as noted in our cover graphic. More importantly...

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09:00
'Call of Duty: Black Ops 3' is fast,...

Developer Treyarch has a good record of keeping things fresh in Call of Duty. The company started working on the franchise back in 2005. With World at War it added zombies, Black Ops went to Vietnam, Black Ops 2 traversed time and added branching nar...

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08:19
Embracing a wireless future: What it's like to...

In writing our review for Apple's impressive new 12-inch MacBook, the reality of using the ultraportable notebook didn't fully set in until I realized I couldn't actually finish the publication of said review without turning to my MacBook Pro.

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08:04
Best Apple analyst posts AAPL Q1-Q2 estimates: Macs...

KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo, one of the few analysts we feel credible, has his Apple numbers ready for Q1 2015. The analyst projects iPhone, iPad, and Mac shipments to be 58.2 million, 10.1 million, and 4.5 million respectively. He also estimates that Apple Watch shipments are currently at 631,000 units.

Kuo believes that iPhone shipments have peaked and that Apple will see a quarter over quarter decline of 21.8 percent in Q1 and an 11.6 percent quarter over quarter decline in Q2 for shipments of 51.4 million, which would still represent a record quarter for the company. The morale of the story here is that Apple is still selling a lot of phones and there’s no need to worry yet.
iPhone shipments have peaked. We estimate iPhone shipments to decline 21.8% QoQ to 58.2mn units in 1Q15, milder than the seasonal pattern. While we...

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08:04
MGG 550: Photos Isn’t Always Easy

You have questions about Apple's new Photos app and John and Dave have your answers. The answers are not always easy and not always exactly what you want, but your two favorite geeks will get you there as smoothly as possible. Also some fun (and geeky!) discussion of typing filenames (with spaces, no less) from the Terminal, as well as dealing with pesky WiFi signup screens when traveling. Oh, and Dave got his Apple Watch, too. All this and more!


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07:34
Watch the Vogue Interview Video with Jony Ive and...

This week we reported on the Vogue interview during the Condé Nast International Luxury Conference that's now available ...

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07:32
Apple's Next Frontier Is Your Body

Lashdots writes: Amid the unveiling of the Apple Watch, Tim Cook's wrist distracted from another new product last month: ResearchKit, an open source iOS platform designed to help researchers design apps for medical studies—and reach millions of potential research subjects through their iPhones. Alongside the company's new frontiers, like the car and the home, Cook told Jim Cramer last month that health "may be the biggest one of all." As Fast Company reports, Cook says Apple's devices could could help pinpoint diseases within decades—and position the company at the center of a "significantly underestimated" mobile-health industry.

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05:08
∞ How to turn your Apple Watch gold (or any other...

Casey Neistat takes an Apple Watch and does his best to turn it into a poor person’s gold Apple Watch Edition.

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05:00
Review: Misfit’s Bolt LED bulb promises iPhone and...

Two of the hottest product categories at this year’s CES were home automation and wearables, which Apple is now tackling with HomeKit and the Apple Watch. As has historically been the case, the price premiums Apple has set for its products have left plenty of room for more affordable alternatives. Misfit, a company co-founded by former Apple CEO John Sculley, is now competing in both categories: the just-released Bolt Wireless LED Smart Light Bulb ($50) joins a small collection of Bluetooth-controlled lights, while its late 2014 wearable fitness and sleep tracker Flash ($33-$50) is in the...

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04:50
Lining up for the Apple Watch, the new model

Why is Apple pushing the Apple Watch lines to other stores?∞ Read this on The Loop

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04:37
Spotify 1.0.4.90. - Stream music, create playlists...

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

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

Version 1.0.4.90.:

  • Ability to drag and drop a playlist into an empty folder from Browse
  • Integration with App Nap on OS X to improve client performance
  • ...

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04:27
The definitive guide to Apple Watch icons

This post was written for developers, but if you are interested in the design side of Apple Watch, you might find this interesting. No programming required.∞ Read this on The Loop

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04:18
The math behind the iTunes Affiliate Program

If you are a developer with an app in progress or already in the App Store, the iTunes Affiliate Program is an absolute no-brainer. But this logic also applies for any other iTunes content, even free content.∞ Read this on The Loop

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04:14
Users discover stainless steel Apple Watch scratches...


Now that the stainless steel Apple Watch is becoming widely available, owners are beginning to post photos showing their shiny steel Watches have already developed scratches on the casing. Since Apple’s videos touted its steel as specially cold-forged to achieve superior hardness, people have been surprised to discover that the finish is easily scratched – many comparing it to the back of an iPod. While this isn’t shocking for 316L stainless steel, it is concerning to customers who just spent $549 or more on the mid-range Apple Watch. But don’t panic! As I’ll explain below, you can easily fix the scratches yourself for around $5…

First off, let’s get one thing straight: the fact that the steel Apple Watch can scratch is not a surprise or “...

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03:39
Consumer Reports initial tests unable to scratch...

I can’t remember if we’re still mad at Consumer Reports for Antennagate but they seem to be doing a thorough job at testing the Apple Watch as evidenced in the video below. Notable from their Day 1 tests is that the Apple Watch Sport screen does scratch but only after going pretty far down the Moh’s hardness scale (7-rated) into the unlikely to ever happen category.

The Sapphire Apple Watch however wouldn’t scratch under any circumstances, though it doesn’t appear that Consumer Reports had a diamond pick to test it against. Regardless, for intents and purposes, you likely will...

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01:45
Some things i’ve done with the Apple Watch in the...

Eric Alba:Checked my watch for the time, noticed my battery is at 43%, either that or it’s 43F degrees out, I’m drunk.Looks like the Apple Watch is quite versatile.∞ Read this on The Loop

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Saturday April 25

17:35
iPhone and Mac to shine in Apple's Q2 2015...

After a gangbusters fiscal quarter one, Apple could see moderate gains highlighted by strong performances from iPhone and Mac over the three-month period ending March, according to noted KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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13:29
Apple Not Allowing Fart Apps on Apple Watch

Bad news for fans of flatulence: Apple is not allowing fart apps on the Apple Watch. Good news for anyone with a sense of humor advanced past the age of 12: Apple isn't allowing fart apps on the Apple Watch.


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12:23
How to Convert iPhone Photos to Black And White

In part 2 on his series on Black and White photography on the iPhone, Vern Seward discusses the best ways to convert your color photos to black and white.


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11:48
Quick Tip: How to Take an Apple Watch Screenshot

Taking a screenshot with the new Apple Watch is very easy, and Bryan Chaffin explains how.


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10:38
USA TODAY Dumps on the Apple Watch and some Apps...

USA TODAY's writer Jefferson Graham didn't hold back in making it known that in the big picture, he didn't really like the Apple Watch. He points out in two video reports that some of the apps that work are just a hassle and that having to constantly key in your password was a real pain.

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10:01
djay Pro 1.1 - Transform your Mac into a full-...

djay Pro provides a complete toolkit for performing DJs. Its unique modern interface is built around a sophisticated integration with iTunes and Spotify, giving you instant access to millions of tracks. Pristine sound quality and a powerful set of features including high-definition waveforms, four decks, audio effects, and hardware integration give you endless creative flexibility to take your sets to new heights. Note: This application contains in-app purchases.Version 1.1:

  • All-new VIDEO mode with video mixer, visual effects, audio visualizers, text and image overlays, A/V recording, and extensive pre-bundled video content
  • Added native support for Pioneer CDJ-2000nexus, CDJ-900nexus, and XDJ-1000 with guided plug-and-play setup and full library navigation (incl. Spotify), song information, waveform, and cue point display on the device via HID
  • Added native support for Numark Mixtrack Quad and Mixtrack Edge, and...

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08:13
Apple Watch vs Apple Watch Sport: Unboxing and full...


If you’re still debating on which Apple Watch model to order, we may have a bit of help/advice to offer. Apple Watch Sport is the cheapest option to go for, but what exactly will you be missing over one that’s more expensive? Well, we took the plunge, picked up a few of them, and put together a helpful comparison video between these models…

First off, it’s important to note that not only is there a difference in materials between the Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport, there’s also a major difference in presentation. Apple Watch is packaged to seem like more of a premium product over its sporty brother. That’s not to say...

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08:02
How to change and customize your Apple Watch clock...

Apple Watch comes with a number of watch face options -- from digital themes to analog lookalikes and beyond -- many of which can be further customized with sub-features called complications.

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07:00
From garage to campus: a look at the digs of tech...

Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon: These juggernauts are at the forefront of the tech industry. And with that success comes an ever-expanding workforce, and the need for a place to put them. To keep pace with growth, these companies have ...

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06:52
How to Eliminate Drop Shadows in OS X Screenshots

Carefully composed screenshots are essential for technical writers, but OS X adds a drop shadow to screenshots that can cause headaches. Josh Centers explains how to get rid of these pesky drop shadows, both temporarily and permanently.  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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06:50
First 12″ MacBook 1.3GHz benchmarks: top model...

Following Apple’s shipments of the first 1.3GHz versions of the 12″ MacBook this week, benchmarks have started to appear online for the new Intel Core M-5Y71 machine. Geekbench 3 shows the following results for each model, which vary based on the testing mode (32/64-bit) and number of processor cores used (single or multiple cores).
MacBook 1.1GHz

  • 32-Bit: Single-Core Average 2212, Multi-Core Average 4070
  • 64-Bit: Single-Core Average 2428, Multi-Core Average 4592

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06:30
Three Scenarios for Home Automation

Ever wondered what Home Automation is really all about?


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06:22
Apple's Patent Pending "iMovie Theater...

On Thursday April 23, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that revealed their intellectual property behind the creation of the 2013 "iMovie Theater" portion of their iMovie application for both iOS and OS X.

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06:00
External Link: Apple to Offer Band Swaps for the...

Have you received your Apple Watch, only to find that you hate the band? The good news is that Apple may be willing to exchange it. According to internal Apple documents obtained by MacRumors, Apple is planning to allow Apple Watch customers to exchange just the band, instead of having to return the entire watch. However, there are a few restrictions: you must swap bands inside the 14-day return window, the new band must be from the same collection as the watch, and the watch must have been purchased directly from Apple. Also, the swap won’t be handled entirely in store — Apple Store employees will verify your eligibility, then initiate the swap online, and a new band will be shipped to you. 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!...

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05:00
Review: ChargeTech’s ChargeAll Portable Power Outlet...

The first time I found an AC wall outlet under my seat on an airplane, I realized that I could use my MacBook Pro with its wall charger for hours, even if I’d partially discharged the battery before boarding. Later, when I rode a bus with an AC outlet onboard, the freedom to enjoy my laptop for hours made the long trip feel brief. But I’ve had far more trips without AC outlets than with them, and there have been plenty of times when my MacBook could really have used a recharge mid-trip.
That’s why I’m genuinely excited about ChargeTech’s ChargeAll Portable Power Outlet ($150-$200), which primarily exists to give you access to an AC outlet literally anywhere you might be — something that I can’t believe has taken so long to become available. There are two versions, one with...

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04:27
Apple Watch Edition at Apple Watch Sport (+can of...

It is what is on the inside that counts, right? All Apple Watches are the same under the skin and Casey Neistat, semi-famous for other Apple launch videos, decided he was going to turn his $399 Apple Watch into a $399 Apple Watch with gold spray paint on it. The idea is that passersby would think it was an Edition, and all that comes along with that, I guess.

To be honest, the spray paint better matches the “Aluminum Gold” iPhones, iPads and now MacBooks but I have to imagine the button/crown and some of the sensors will take a hit.
 Filed under: Apple Watch Tagged: Aerosol paint, Apple watch, Casey Neistat, YouTube...

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03:54
Apple Watch survives remarkably well in kitchen...

The Apple Watch Sport’s Ion X glass has been put through a torture scratch test and we’ve seen it survive 15 minutes under water but now that Apple Watches are being shipped en masse, we’re going to see many full-on torture tests.  The first such test is from Cnet which takes it through some (admittedly unlikely) kitchen destruction scenarios.
The Apple Watch and its white band survived admirably through the gauntlet but you could tell this video was going to end with a broken watch and it finally broke when smashed with a iron skillet. OK, sure. 
I don’t know about you guys but this test gives me a lot of confidence in the...

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01:38
Apple emails watch owners with links to guided tour...

Apple has started emailing early buyers of the Apple Watch with links to the guided tour videos on its website. The email highlights the videos for Messages, Siri and Digital Touch, but provides individual links to each of the other videos. It also contains a link to the user guide … 
Apple first started adding videos to the Apple Watch section of its website in early April, adding Phone,...

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Wednesday April 22

12:06
The Week in Mac Apps: Updates for PaintCode,...

Updates for PaintCode, NeoOffice, Blogo, and moreThis week’s roundup of Mac apps brings you a jam-packed collection of software that solves all kinds of problems—from office needs to blogging and even painting with code.AccuRaw Monochrome 2.3.2Developer Alexander McGuffog’s $80 AccuRaw Monochrome converts RAW images into beautiful monochrome pictures.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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Thursday April 23

02:45
Apple Watch gaming: Devs talk early titles and the...

We’ve been bombarded by the images and ideas of the Apple Watch transforming the way we communicate and use apps in our daily lives, whether it’s receiving notifications on our wrists, paying for coffee, or interacting with loved ones. So much emphasis has been put on the Apple Watch as an essential part of our everyday routine, yet for many of us, there’s something we do all the time on our phones that has barely been shown in marketing materials: Play games.
Yes, games: Of course there will be games for the Apple Watch, and from our conversations with creators, developers are excited about the opportunity to develop for a wearable device. “Entertainment apps are important in addition to utilitarian ones, reminding users that the device is fun as well as functional,” says Mathieu Nouzareth, co-founder and CEO of FreshPlanet, which is bringing iOS puzzler BoxPop to Apple Watch....

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04:54
Apple starts shipping first wave of Apple Watches

Apple Watch is coming, and for many, it will arrive as soon as Friday. Lucky Apple Watch buyers who saw an April 24-May 8 estimated shipping date on their pre-orders earlier this month have received notice that April 24 is the big day.If your Apple Watch is scheduled to arrive tomorrow, you should have received an email from Apple—and possibly an Apple Store notification—that the Watch is in transit.Over here at Macworld, my own Watch is scheduled to arrive on Friday (dragging myself out of bed at 3 a.m. Eastern paid off!). We’re hearing anecdotally that the 38mm Watch Sports with white bands are more likely to arrive tomorrow, while readers who pre-ordered Sports with black bands report that their orders are still processing....

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05:26
Fullpower CEO riffs on Swiss smartwatch platform,...

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05:28
Hands on: Activity-tracking Swiss smartwatches with...

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06:00
Hey DJ: Algoriddim's djay 2 update makes the...

Thanks to the Apple Watch and Algoriddim’s update to djay 2 for iPhone and iPad DJs will be able to escape from behind their music mixing gear and join the party. The djay 2 update includes support for Apple Watch, making it a control panel for the djay 2 app running on the connected iPhone.
With djay for Apple Watch, you can sync beats, crossfade, and activate automix mode. You can also access your iTunes music library and load songs, view song info, loop, and more.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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09:45
Apple Watch is a day away, but the Apple Watch User...

If you’re lucky, your new Apple Watch is coming to your doorstep tomorrow. So what are you going to do while you wait for the delivery? You can read the Apple Watch User Guide, which Apple has posted on its website.
The guide covers everything you need to know about your new Apple Watch, from how to set it up to how to properly dispose and recycle it (not that you’d want to do that, at least not until a new version is released).

You can learn how to perform Digital Touch, customize your watch face, set up Apple Pay, configure the activity tracker, and a lot more. There’s also information on how to properly clean the bands. If you bought an...

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11:41
How to get your Apple Watch tracking number from UPS...

I got my tracking number! But not from Apple, like Caitlin did this morning. If you are eagerly mashing refresh on your email account and your “my orders” page at the Apple Online Store, I sympathize—I probably refreshed both about a squillion times today. Caitlin Jealousy was at an all-time high.
This tweet from Adam Christianson gave me hope, however.

Just checked UPS and looks like my Apple Watch will be here Friday! W00t! No word from Apple yet. pic.twitter.com/Im8XRQrcN0To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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23:39
Shipping times for Apple's 15" MacBook Pro...

Days after apparent supply constraints slowed ship times for certain Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro models to 1-2 weeks, the Online Apple Store on Friday extended those estimates to 2-3 weeks.

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22:55
Apple iMovie 10.0.8 - Edit personal videos and share...

With an all-new design, Apple iMovie lets you enjoy your videos like never before. Browse your clips more easily, instantly share your favorite moments, and create beautiful HD movies and Hollywood-style trailers. And when you're ready to premiere on all your devices, iMovie Theater rolls out the red carpet.Version 10.0.8:

  • Resolves an issue that could cause iMovie to quit on launch
  • Updates compatibility with sharing to YouTube
  • OS X 10.10.2 or later

Download Now

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22:42
References to 'iTunes Subscription' pop up...

References to a heretofore unknown "iTunes Subscription" service showed up in the iTunes desktop client on Friday, potentially revealing a few details of a rumored Apple-branded streaming music solution said to launch sometime this year.

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20:04
Teardown of 38mm Apple Watch Sport Reveals 205 mAh...

iFixit is currently in the process of tearing down a 38mm Apple Watch Sport after the device launched in Australia today. While it is still early in the teardown process, the team has found that disconnecting the display from the body can be a little difficult, similar to the troublesome Touch ID cable on the iPhone 5s. Behind the display, two of the most significant features of the Apple Watch are easily viewable in the Taptic Engine and Digital Crown. Also inside is the tiny 3.8V 205 mAh battery, which iFixit notes is "lightly adhered" and easy to remove. Apple has said the 42mm Apple Watch will generally have slightly longer battery life than the 38mm model, so we expect the larger Apple Watch will have a higher-capacity battery filling up the extra space inside the casing...

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19:59
Apple Watch gets teardown treatment, unannounced...

Just hours after Apple Watch first reached early-bird buyers in Australia, a device teardown hit the Web revealing a litany of miniature parts and an unannounced data port thought to be used for diagnostics work.

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19:55
iFixit tears down the Apple Watch Sport revealing...

As the Apple Watch slowly starts arriving to customers, the folks at iFixit have gotten their hands on the device and have started the teardown process. As usual, the site has shared detailed images of the teardown process and anecdotes along the way.

The images give us the first look inside Apple Watch Sport, including a look at the Taptic Engine and Digital Crown. iFixit also notes that the antenna features Apple’s classic gold treatment as also seen on the...

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19:55
iFixit tears down the Apple Watch Sport revealing...

As the Apple Watch slowly starts arriving to customers, the folks at iFixit have gotten their hands on the device and have started the teardown process. As usual, the site has shared detailed images of the teardown process and anecdotes along the way.

The images give us the first look inside Apple Watch Sport, including a look at the Taptic Engine and Digital Crown. iFixit also notes that the antenna features Apple’s classic gold treatment as also seen on the...

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18:46
Cablevision offers 'Cord Cutter' packages...

It looks like Cablevision is covering all of its bases. Today the company announced "Cord Cutter" packages that include a free digital antenna and access to its Optimum WiFi network. Additionally, Cablevision is offering the option of adding HBO Now ...

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18:07
First Impressions of Apple Watch: Incredibly...

While the first Apple Watch reviews published over two weeks ago, the devices are now making their way onto customers' wrists, allowing us to see broader first impressions of Apple's first new product since 2010's iPad. Image via MacRumors forum user SallyG Several posters in our forums have pointed out an unboxing experience fairly unique to new Apple products as it appears that the traditional Apple stickers are not included with the packaging. Additionally, several posters have reported receiving emails notifying them that they can schedule an online Personal Setup where Apple will, through a video session, walk a user through setting up the...

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17:23
Amazon will let you make a purchase with a tap on...




As the first Apple Watch units begin to arrive on the doorsteps of customers, Amazon this evening has updated its iPhone app with support for Apple’s latest device. The Apple Watch Amazon app is full of features, including the ability to complete purchases from your wrist and add items to your Wish List. There’s also support for Apple’s Handoff feature.
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17:19
Customers line up at boutique fashion retailers,...

Prospective Apple Watch buyers are queuing up outside high-end fashion outlets scheduled carry the device on launch day, an odd scene for those accustomed to seeing those same lines at Apple's own stores for a big product debut.

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17:03
Los Angeles boutique and Japanese camera stores get...

Customers wait in line outside Maxfield in Los Angeles (via CNET)
Despite the fact that Apple’s own retail stores won’t be carrying the Apple Watch on launch day, a handful of boutiques across the world will get a few models to sell starting tomorrow. Customers have already started lining up outside these locations in the hopes of getting their hands on one of the few launch-day watches available to the public.
The image above comes from outside Maxfield in Los Angeles, where it will still be several hours before doors open and the Apple Watch goes...

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16:59
Apple Watch will only be Available through Upscale...

The Apple Watch goes on sale around the world tomorrow in the final stage of a protracted launch. Buyers will be able to take the Apple Watch home from a handful of upscale boutiques and department stores...

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16:56
Customers Lining Up At Boutiques Carrying Apple...

The Apple Watch isn't going to be available for sale tomorrow in Apple's retail stores, but there are a select handful of high-end fashion boutiques around the world that will be offering various Apple Watch models for sale. One of the stores, Maxfield, is located in Los Angeles, and people are already lining up outside the store in the hopes of getting an Apple Watch on launch day. Maxfield is the only store in the United States that have the Apple Watch in stock on April 24. Line at Maxfield LA, image via Alidir8 Other stores that will have Apple Watch stock tomorrow include Dover Street Market in Tokyo and London, Colette in Paris, and The Corner in Berlin. It is not known how much stock each of these stores has available,...

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15:53
Visual Primer for Navigating Apple Watch

Apple Watch is very nearly here, and in the meantime you can check out how the interactions fit together using the latest episode of the Maccast and an image created by a Reddit user showing how the interface is used in different situations.


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15:11
Two New Liquid Metal Patent Filings from Apple...

On April 23, 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published two liquid metal related patent applications. One relates to relates to continuous alloy feedstock production mold for the manufacture of bulk-solidifying amorphous alloys...

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15:08
First Apple Watch Deliveries Begin in Australia

It's now April 24 in Australia, and Australian customers who pre-ordered Apple Watches are beginning to receive their watch deliveries, according to numerous posts on Instagram, Twitter, and various Internet forums, including the MacRumors forums. Unboxing videos and early first impressions should begin trickling out soon. Image via melfirbank Customers in other first wave launch countries will begin receiving their shipments as soon as local delivery companies open for the day. After Australia, orders in Hong Kong, China, and Japan will go out, followed by France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Apple Watch orders in the United States will...

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15:00
AWT News Update: April 23, 2015

On today's podcast:

  • Apple Watch shipping notices were sent out to a good number of early pre-order customers today
  • Apple's Watch App Store has launched with over 3,000 apps already available
  • It appears that the planned Comcast / Time Warner merger may be dropped
  • Apple confirmed that monaural (mono) audio is coming to the Apple Watch, a boon for people deaf or hard of hearing in one ear
  • The new One Drop app seeks to improve life for those with diabetes
  • Recent Apple World Today interviewee Laura Legendary has posted the first part of her series on the Watch's fashion appeal from an accessibility perspective
  • Microsoft has added Apple Watch support to PowerPoint for iOS

See the full script of today's show (with links) below.

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14:46
∞ App Store for Apple Watch is live

You can now see what apps are available for the Apple Watch, even if you don’t have one of the devices. Just open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, which comes with the latest iOS update, and you can browse the available apps. Currently there are over 3,000 apps for Apple Watch. I expect that to increase very quickly.

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14:40
Comcast Reportedly Dropping Plans to Buy Time Warner...

Comcast is planning to drop its proposed buyout of Time Warner Cable. According to multiple news outlets citing a variety of unnamed sources, Comcast is backing the deal in the wake of intense scrutiny from antitrust regulators in the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).


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14:39
Fantastical 2.0.3

Reduces CPU usage when syncing large calendars, and provides fixes for snoozing. ($39.99 new, free update, 12.2 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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14:30
Researcher Discloses Methods For Bypassing All OS X...

Trailrunner7 writes: For years, Apple has enjoyed a pretty good reputation among users for the security of its products. That halo has been enhanced by the addition of new security features such as Gatekeeper and XProtect to OS X recently, but one researcher said that all of those protections are simple to bypass and gaining persistence on a Mac as an attacker isn't much of a challenge at all. Gatekeeper is one of the key technologies that Apple uses to prevent malware from running on OS X machines. It gives users the ability to restrict which applications can run on their machines by choosing to only allow apps from the Mac App Store. With that setting in play, only signed, legitimate apps should be able to run on the machine. But Patrick Wardle, director of research at Synack, said that getting around that restriction is trivial. "Gatekeeper doesn't verify an extra content in the apps. So if I can find an Apple-approved app and get it to load external content, when the user runs...

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14:26
KeyCue 7.5

Adds the capability to omit keyboard shortcuts for both specific applications and system-wide shortcuts. (€19.99 new, free update, 3.4 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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14:07
ZeroLemon SolarJuice 20000mAh Battery: $49.99

Here's a deal on a killer gadget called ZeroLemon SolarJuice-it's a 20,000mAh portable charger for your iPhone, iPad, or Android devices, and you can charge it using the on-board 1.2W solar panels. I think that's super cool. 20,000mAh is a ton of power, enough to charge your iPhone 6 more than seven times. If that's not enough, it has a built-in LED flashlight. This thing retails for $100, which is a good price, but through our deal you can get it for $49.99.


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14:04
Take Your Apple Watch Face and Love It!


Apple is known for fantastic product design, but it's not known for customization. The first iPhone hit the world nearly eight years ago, and yet our "customizable" home screen options are limited to the organization of app icons and some wallpaper choices that can produce color tints through translucent layers. So all of us future Apple Watch owners likely will have to settle for a handful of Apple-developed watch faces. I've been hoping for months that Apple would let third-party designers rethink how to show time through watch faces.

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13:28
Apple updates TestFight to version 1.1.1

Apple has updated its TestFlight app to version 1.1.1, adding support for Apple WatchKit apps embedded inside beta iOS apps.
TestFlight lets you install and beta test apps on an iOS device. After a developer invites you to beta test their app, you can install new versions as they become available. TestFlight also allows you to provide feedback to developers on the features you are testing in the prerelease apps you’ve been invited to.
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13:27
About Time Machine local snapshots

When you use a Mac notebook computer and your backup drive isn't available, Time Machine makes local copies of files that you create, modify, or delete.

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13:24
Wearing Apple Watch

You’ll want to wear Apple Watch throughout your day. To make sure you have the best experience, here is some information about potential skin sensitivities, getting a good fit, and proper care and cleaning.

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13:03
iTunes Store charges on credit and debit card...

Unfamiliar iTunes Store or App Store charge on your credit or debit card statement? Before you request a refund, check if it's an authorization hold, a delayed charge, a subscription renewal, or a Family Sharing purchase.

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10:05
The Week in iPhone Cases: Missing your keyboard?...

Missing your keyboard? Want more power? How about a wallet?This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases features an interesting alternative to your onscreen keyboard from Brando, extra battery power from Lenmar, and cool wallet solutions from T8 and Terrapin. While you are at it, don’t forget to check out Miniot’s gorgeous natural wood accessory!BrandoIf you miss the feel of a real keyboard, the Eponymous Keyboard (iPhone 6 Plus; $48) combines a built-in ultrathin Bluetooh keyboard and a transparent back case in one package.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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10:32
Phorm makes your iPad mini's keyboard a little...

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Friday April 24

02:48
The Apple Watch is out and more goodies are coming...

The Apple Watch is out and more goodies are coming our way…Whether or not you will be wearing a brand new Apple Watch today, you can feast your eyes with this incredible variety of accessories, stands, band adapters, cases, screen protectors, and other creative solutions for your wrist.AdapptDeveloped by four Italian students, the Adappt ($9 to $3,450) is a sturdy, fashionable adapter that lets you use wristbands other than the Apple’s original models.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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08:00
Sky Guide for Apple Watch brings space to your wrist

Every 90 minutes and some change, the International Space Station (ISS) completes a circuit of the Earth. Two Seattle developers want you to remember the wonder of humanity’s continuous presence in space for nearly 15 years, and raise your wrist and wave digitally.
Chris Laurel and Nick Risinger of Fifth Star Labs are among the early adopters of WatchKit, and support all the possible interactions in their first Watch-ready release. Sky Guide was one of the first apps Apple advertised as supporting Apple Watch, and the two started work on special features the day WatchKit was released.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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08:07
Apple Watch teardown findings: 205 mAh battery,...

The Apple Watch is surprisingly easy to repair in some ways, but don’t expect to upgrade the internals over time.That’s the conclusion from iFixit’s Apple Watch teardown. While dismantling Apple’s first smartwatch didn’t turn up any major surprises, it did clarify a few details that Apple isn’t so eager to discuss on its own.For instance, the 38mm Apple Watch has a 205 mAh battery, which is much smaller than the 300 mAh batteries inside Motorola’s Moto 360 and Samsung’s Gear S smartwatches. Still, Apple is managing to squeeze 18 hours of typical runtime from the Watch, partly because the AMOLED display remains off when it’s not in use, and only lights up individual pixels as needed. (Apple says the 42 mm Watch should last a bit longer, but the exact battery size is still a mystery.)To...

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10:28
My first hour with Apple Watch: Unboxing, pairing,...

It arrived earlier than I expected, a narrow rectangular box with nothing particularly special or Apple-like about it. But that nondescript brown package belied the brilliant white box inside, which contained an equally bright 38mm Apple Watch Sport with silver aluminum face and blindingly white band.I gingerly lifted the Watch out of the box, much like I’ve done with new iPhones, not wanting to scuff or smudge the device in any way. There’s really nothing like a gleaming new gadget that hasn’t been yet been marred by dirty hands. (Yeah, my Watch face is already covered in fingerprints.)Apple is offering personal setup appointments online and in-store for people who want a little extra assistance, but setting up your own Apple Watch is even more simple than getting started with an iPhone....

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11:53
Apple Watch products that will make people hate you...

People hate you. They see that Apple Watch on your wrist and they hate you because they don’t have one. But don’t let the haters stop you from proudly wearing your Apple Watch. In fact, you should go one step further. Pimp that Watch like it’s nobody’s business. All you need are the right accessories, and they’re right here.Brikk Lux Watch Omni

Brikk Lux Watch Omni, for the understated gentlemanTo read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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12:29
The Week in iOS Apps: Laughs and inspiration

Laughs and inspirationThis week’s roundup includes apps to inspire you, help you reach your goals, and even have a chuckle or two along the way.ClearSomewhere in your past is a tweet that will someday come back to haunt you. Clear for iOS connects to your social media accounts, hunts down and flags questionable posts, and lets you immediately delete them. Going for a job interview? Running for president? You might want this app.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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21:23
Apple Watch Sport Destroyed in Torture Test Video

A CNet video shows the new Apple Watch Sport undergoing a variety of torture tests in a kitchen setting to see how well it holds up to a variety of abuse. Previously, video bloggers have subjected the Sport's Ion-X screen and the Sapphire screen to a variety of scratch tests. The video shows the Apple Watch Sport holds up remarkably well in various scenarios. The watch is washed, submerged in water for 10 minutes, boiled, grated, spilled on, dropped and finally smashed with cast iron skillet. The Apple Watch Sport screen did shatter with the skillet impact, but seemed to remain perfectly functional until that point. The Apple Watch was officially launched today with pre-order deliveries...

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20:02
First look: Third-party apps on Apple Watch

Apple launched its first wearable with an App Store filled with more than 3,000 third-party titles, a figure expected to grow exponentially in the months ahead. AppleInsider offers a look at some of the first offerings.

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19:59
xScope 4.1.3 - Onscreen graphic measurement tools. (...

xScope is powerful set of tools that are ideal for measuring, inspecting, and testing on-screen graphics and layouts. Its tools float above your desktop windows and can be accessed via a toolbar, menubar, and/or hot keys. Mirror

  • Remote Viewing - Easily view Photoshop, files or windows on your iOS or AirPlay device
  • Templates - Automatically shows icon or wallpaper mockup on iOS
  • Chromeless UI - No overlaid chrome to get in the way while you work
  • Security - Toggle user authentication requests on/off via Preferences
  • Download the xScope Mirror App for iOS at http://xscopeapp.com/ios

Text

  • Powerful Search - For name or tag in any of the 100,000+ Unicode characters
  • Decipher Text - Deciphers text entities, encodings, constants, and more!
  • Convert Format - Output text as a string, entities, URL encoding, and more!
  • Measure...

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19:59
Stacks 2.6.11 - New way to create pages in...

Stacks is a new way to create pages in RapidWeaver. It's a plugin designed to combine drag-and-drop simplicity with the power of fluid layout. Features:

  • Fluid Layout: Stacks lets you build pages that flow text to the dimensions of a theme even if the theme has a variable width. You can build flowing columns, flexible rows, and tiles of images.
  • Nesting Objects: Build columns within columns within rows within columns. Or group a stack of objects inside a box. Almost anything is possible with Stacks.
  • Download More Stacks:There are hundreds of professionally designed free and low cost stacks ready for download. Easily add amazing content to your site.
  • Live Image Editing: Resize, rotate, and style your images with an easy to use HUD and see the changes happen right in the layout.
  • Pros Welcome: Because Stacks builds layout with relative...

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19:59
Vivaldi 1.0.118.19 - Lightweight browser. (Free)

Vivaldi browser. In 1994, two programmers started working on a web browser. Our idea was to make a really fast browser, capable of running on limited hardware, keeping in mind that users are individuals with their own requirements and wishes. Opera was born. Our little piece of software gained traction, our group grew and a community was created. We stayed close to our users and to our roots. We kept improving our software, based on our users feedback, as well as our own ideas on how to make a great browser. We innovated and we strove for excellence. Fast forward to 2015, the browser we once loved has changed its direction. Sadly, it is no longer serving its community of users and contributors who helped build the browser in the first place. So We Came to a Natural Conclusion: We must make a new browser. A browser for ourselves and a browser for our friends. A browser that is fast, but also a browser that is rich in functionality, highly flexible and puts the user...

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18:52
Apple Watch Sport unboxing and size comparison (...


Apple Watch has undoubtedly been a long time in the making, but it’s finally here. Today we’re taking a look at the Sport models to see exactly what you get for between $349 to $399. Apple’s strategy for rolling out this product line hasn’t been favored by everyone, but if you were one of the lucky people to place a preorder two weeks ago, here’s what you can expect…

Apple Watch Sport comes in an anodized aluminum case and your choice of either Silver or Space Gray as...

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17:44
Sony and Samsung Both Offered to Pay James Bond to...

Sony and Samsung both offered to pay James Bond actor Daniel Craig to use their smartphones in the next installment of the series, Spectre. According to stolen Sony emails posted to Wikileaks, both companies offered Daniel Craig US$5 million to use their devices in the film. The negotiations fell apart over marketing fees and because the actor and Specter director Sam Mendes both felt, "James Bond only uses the 'best.'"


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17:26
The Hubble telescope’s most iconic image, explained

Vox:In April 1995, the Hubble Space Telescope — which was launched into orbit exactly 25 years ago — took its most iconic image: the Pillars of Creation. These gigantic towers of dust and gas, 7,000 light years away, are named because the immense force of gravity causes them to condense into clumps of matter that will become new star systems. In fact, billions of years ago our own solar system may have been born through the same process — so when you look at this upgraded 2014 version of the image, you’re also looking back at the very distant history of Earth.We’ve all seen this image a hundred times but the details in this story are really fascinating.∞ Read this on The Loop

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17:25
iOS : profils Bluetooth pris en charge

L’iPhone, l’iPad et l’iPod touch peuvent prendre en charge plusieurs profils Bluetooth s’ils sont dotés de la version la plus récente d’iOS. Cet article présente de façon détaillée les différences entre les appareils en termes de gestion de profils Bluetooth.

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17:25
iCloud : dépannage de l’app Localiser mes amis

Si vous utilisez iCloud et iOS 5 ou version ultérieure, l’app Localiser mes amis vous permet de localiser facilement vos proches depuis votre iPhone, iPad ou iPod touch. Si cette dernière ne fonctionne pas correctement, consultez les étapes de dépannage ci-dessous.

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17:20
Comment dépanner iTunes Match

Si vous rencontrez des problèmes avec iTunes Match, essayez de résoudre le problème à l’aide de l’une des méthodes suivantes.

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17:20
Définir des restrictions afin d’empêcher la...

Découvrez comment utiliser les restrictions afin d’empêcher tout achat accidentel ou non autorisé via votre compte iTunes Store. L’activation des restrictions sur votre appareil permet d’exiger la saisie d’un mot de passe lors d’un achat, d’empêcher certains types d’achats, ou encore d’empêcher les achats de manière globale.

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17:20
Ordinateurs et moniteurs Apple : alimentation de...

Cet article vous présente la puissance disponible via une connexion USB sur les ordinateurs Apple et vous explique comment utiliser les périphériques qui nécessitent une alimentation plus puissante que celle disponible via les différents ports USB.

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17:20
Wi-Fi : connexion impossible à un réseau Wi-Fi 802....

Il est possible que des produits Apple ne puissent pas se connecter aux réseaux Wi-Fi 802.11n si la fonctionnalité Multimédia sans fil est désactivée.

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17:20
iMovie pour iOS : que signifie le triangle jaune...

Lorsque vous travaillez sur un projet iMovie en utilisant un appareil compatible avec iOS, il est possible qu’un triangle jaune s’affiche à la place du clip vidéo ou au démarrage d’un fichier de musique.

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16:59
Full video of Vogue interview with Apple designers...

British Vogue on Friday posted full video footage of a recent interview that had editor Suzy Menkes talking with Apple design gurus Jony Ive and Marc Newson about Apple Watch and its place in the luxury market.

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16:14
Skype updated w/ support for replying to messages...



The list of iOS apps with Apple Watch support continues to grow this evening. Skype has now rolled out an update that includes support for Apple’s newest device and bumps the app to version 5.12.2. From the Apple Watch, users are now able to reply to messages and start new chats directly on their wrist.

Replying to messages with the Skype app on Apple Watch is a similar process to that of the built-in Messages app. Users can either choose from a predetermined list of responses and emoticons, or use their voice and dictate a message to the Watch. Furthermore, the...

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16:09
Apple Watch How-to: Setup and pair your Apple Watch...

After much anticipation, the first batch of Apple Watch orders began arriving to customers today. In this how-to article, we will discuss how to setup the Apple Watch and pair it with your iPhone.

The first thing you need to do is power on the device. To do so, press and hold the side button for two to three seconds until the white Apple logo appears, as shown in the picture above. When it is booted, you must select the language of the device by tapping on your answer.

The next screen on the Apple Watch tells you to open up the Apple Watch app located on your iPhone,...

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15:08
Jony Ive & Marc Newson discuss the design,...

As the Apple Watch arrives in the hands of customers, Vogue has shared a video interview with Jony Ive and Marc Newson, in which the two discuss the design process of the device. Ive and designer Newson both discuss the reasons that customers may purchase the Apple Watch, as well as their own opinions on the design and the choices that went into the design process. The interview, conducted by Suzy Menkes, was held at the Condé Nast International Luxury Conference in Florence, Italy.

Marc Newson, when asked about the reason for Apple making a watch, said that the wrist seemed like the obvious next step for Apple and its future. “The wrist has always...

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14:39
XTC In-Ear Genuine Wood Headphones: $23.99

We have a deal today on the XTC Headphones, in-earphones made of wood. They have a built-in microphone for taking calls, and the silicone inserts are designed to isolate you from outside noise. They retail for $50, but with our deal you can get them for $23.99.


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14:30
Four Things To Get You Started With Apple Watch

Waiting for your new Apple Watch to arrive? Waiting for it to charge? Waiting for version 2? Whatever your situation, Kelly has collected all manner of information to help you get up and running when it actually does show up.


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14:29
Bushel: Free easy-to-use cloud-based tool for Apple...

My thanks to Bushel for sponsoring The Loop this week. For some people, IT is a task and not a career. Bushel is a simple-to-use cloud-based tool that anyone can leverage to manage the Apple devices in their workplace. Bushel allows you to easily set-up and protect all of the Apple devices that you distribute to your team, or those that your team already has. Provide access to company email accounts, automatically install work apps to every device all at once, and separate and protect your team’s personal data from company data. And if a device is ever lost or stolen, you can even remotely lock it or wipe company data completely. Do all of this and much more, without any help from IT. All wrapped into one seamless interface so you can manage those Apple devices when you want, wherever you are. Bushel makes the complex simple, so you can focus on what matters most, all while taking back your nights and weekends. Your first three devices are free forever, and each additional device...

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14:20
About the security content of OS X Server v4.1

Learn about the security content of OS X Server v4.1.

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13:59
Find My iPhone Activation Lock: Removing a device...

Learn how to remove a device from a previous owner's Apple ID so that you can activate and use it.

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13:53
Size limits of iWork for iCloud beta documents

You can create, edit, and collaborate on documents using a Mac or PC browser. Check the size limits below to make sure you can use your documents with iWork for iCloud beta. 

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13:38
Set up and use Apple Pay with Apple Watch

Get started by adding your credit or debit card to Apple Watch using the Apple Watch app on iPhone.

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13:38
First look: Digital Crown on Apple Watch ushers in...

With Apple Watch, Apple was presented an opportunity to reimagine and improve upon the ways in which a user interacts with ultra-small format devices. It delivered in spades with Force Touch, haptic feedback, a custom UI and a keystone tactile technology called the Digital Crown.

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13:31
Level up with “Take Control of the Mac Command Line...

The second edition of Joe Kissell’s “Take Control of the Mac Command Line with Terminal” adds 50 pages with more advanced topics and showcases 52 real-world “recipes” for tasks that are better done at the command line. It’s an essential reference for any Mac user who wants to work more effectively with Unix commands. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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13:30
Today in the App Store -- Wants and Needs, Calcy...

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. Today’s notable apps include a discount on Wants and Needs, the new Calcy Calc for the Apple Watch and a major update to Sortly. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

Wants and Needs - (Gratitude / Journal / Diary / Notes / List) [Now free, down from $1.99] Wants and Needs is a brand new app designed with YOU in mind. Organize your personal goals, ambitions, and expressions of gratitude into three simple categories: Wants, Needs, and Thanks

Jog Log - GPS Running, Walking, Cycling, and Workout Tracker [Now free, down from $1.99q] Start running smarter, farther...

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13:26
Apple Watch Sport unboxing

I received my white Apple Watch sport and took several photos while unboxing it. Without further ado, here's a gallery. 






















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13:21
Apple details Watch battery life, upgrades band...

In tandem with Friday's launch of the Apple Watch, Apple updated its website with details on the battery life of the device, and simultaneously updated its online store to make shopping for Watch bands easier to navigate.

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13:00
Apple Watch chips laid bare in X-ray, microscope...

Following Friday's Apple Watch teardown, the experts at Chipworks posted a close-up look at the parts that make it tick, including X-ray imagery of Apple's new S1 system-on-chip design.

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12:59
News: iLounge Weekly coming Monday, sign up now

The latest edition of iLounge Weekly, our weekly newsletter covering all things iLounge, will be arriving in subscribers’ inboxes early next week. iLounge Weekly is a summary of the week’s best news, reviews, and feature articles we’ve published, and it also features giveaways and accessory discount offers from various companies. There’s still plenty of time to sign up and receive this week’s edition — just use the simple form…

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12:30
AWT News Update: April 24, 2015

It's Apple Watch Day! Here are some of the stories we're covering on the podcast today.

  • Apple Watch is arriving for many pre-order customers, check out the site for a lot of Watch-specific content
  • Screenshots are quite easy to take on the Apple Watch, and we'll tell you how
  • New Watch app is designed to assist those coping with epilepsy
  • Accessibility try-ons are now a full-fledged Apple Watch experience thanks to our very own Alex Jurgensen
  • iMac Graphics Update 1.0 arrives for some 2013/2014 iMacs

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It’s Apple Watch Day! This is Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and you’re listening to the AWT News Update for April 24, 2015. Our sponsor this week is It’s...

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12:07
Beijing's Higher Court Ordered the Case against...

In July 2013 Patently Apple covered the news that Apple had been sued for patent infringement in China by "Shanghai Zhizhen Network Technology Co," developer of a voice technology called Xiao i Robot. Zhizhen won their case ...

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11:59
Apple Watch Launches

An anonymous reader writes: The Apple Watch's release date has arrived: retailers around the world have quietly begun putting them on their shelves, and customers are beginning to receive their shipments. Reviews have been out for a while, including thoughtful ones from John Gruber and Nilay Patel. Apple has published a full user guide for the software, and iFixit has put up a full teardown to take a look at the hardware. They give it a repairability score of 5 out of 10, saying that the screen and battery are easily replaced, but not much else is. Though Apple designated the watch "water-resistant" rather than "waterproof", early tests show it's able to withstand a shower and a swim in the pool without failing. Ars has an article about the difficulty of making games for the Apple Watch, and Wired has a piece detailing its creation.

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11:55
Apple’s iPhone 7 Will Make Current iPhones Obsolete

Now that the MacBook and Apple Watch are shipping, it's time to start thinking about the iPhone 6s (or iPhone 7 according to some rumors). Just when we think the iPhone can't get any better, Apple seems poised to blow us away. Again.


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11:41
Apps: Does not Commute, Pursuit of Light, Tiltagon,...

New Games Does not Commute (free) — We were pretty impressed with Mediocre’s efforts last year on their Smash Hit game (no pun intended), so naturally we were intrigued by their latest new title. While a big departure from last year’s game, Does not Commute is fun and interesting in its own right, and its clear that Mediocre has put some nice depth and creativity into it. The premise seems deceptively simple — navigate a car through…

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11:29
News: Apple Watch unboxing gallery posted

iLounge has posted an unboxing gallery for the Apple Watch. In a full photo gallery, we take a closer look at the device, along with some comparison photos between the 38mm and 42mm Sport models.

We’ll be putting the device through the paces throughout the weekend, so be sure to check back for our full review on Monday....

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11:15
Apple Watch App Store live, iOS store updated

Apple has made the Watch App Store live in the Watch iPhone app, with "more than 3000" apps ready to go, according to The Wall Street Journal. To start browsing, simply launch the Watch app for iOS (it's installed with iOS 8.3) and tap the "Featured" icon in the bottom toolbar.

To "install" an app on your Watch, you actually install it on your iPhone, which takes care of the rest. You can identify an iPhone app that supports the Apple Watch in several ways. First, you'll see "Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone" just beneath an app's title in the store:

You'll also find screenshots of the app running on the Watch:

Have fun exploring the store and your Watch this weekend. Looking for some killer apps to get started with? Don't miss our ...

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11:12
Roundup: The best and most interesting third-party...

With newly-delivered Apple Watch units now on the wrists of the lucky, users will undoubtedly be looking to try out the best launch-day apps for their latest purchase. AppleInsider offers a roundup of some prominent and essential launch-day apps, divided by category.

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11:00
External Link: iFixit’s Apple Watch Teardown

A new Apple product hasn’t officially arrived until the boffins at iFixit tear it apart and document every component — which they now have. This may come as a surprise, but the Apple Watch isn’t super easy to repair. And the idea of upgradeable watches can be put to rest: you have to tear the entire watch apart to reach the S1 chip. 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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11:00
Accessible Apple: Apple Watch Setup with VoiceOver,...

Introduction

Earlier, I detailed how to get an Apple Watch Try-on Appointment if you have an interest in looking at the device's accessibility features. In this installment, I will detail some tips and tricks to help VoiceOver users completing the pairing process used for linking an Apple Watch with an iPhone.

Background

I was originally going to write an end-to-end guide on pairing the Apple Watch with an iPhone. However, before I could, Twitter user Caitlin McMarrow pointed me to Apple's Apple Watch VoiceOver Setup guide. I will dedicate the remainder of this guide to address tips and tricks I found while pairing an Apple Watch with an iPhone 6.

Pairing With VoiceOver

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10:30
Mac Basics: Using a scanner

Learn about using a scanner in OS X so that you can scan text documents, photographs, and so forth into files on your Mac.

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10:30
Apple Watch 101: Unpacking, pairing, and poking


Andrew Cunningham

The Apple Watch Sport comes in a long rectangular case. From what we've seen, watches with loop bands are shipping in square boxes, and Apple Watch Editions come in fancy leather charging cases.

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Our Apple Watch arrived this morning.
However you feel about smart watches as a concept or the Apple Watch in particular, the fact of the matter is that this wearable already has momentum behind it by virtue of being a brand-new product from the world's biggest consumer electronics company. Developers are...

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10:30
First look: The official AppleInsider app for Apple...

Early adopters of the Apple Watch can receive alerts fir breaking Apple news and browse the latest headlines thanks to the official AppleInsider app, which includes support for the new wrist-worn device.

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10:30
Video: Apple Watch unboxing and pairing process

In between doing the happy dance around my house this morning, I've been busy receiving, unboxing, and grabbing video of a 42mm Space Gray Apple Watch (Aluminum Sport Edition). The unboxing was performed live on Periscope and became part of the video below, which the pairing was performed afterward. 

Enjoy watching this short video, and please let me know if you have any questions or comments.

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10:08
Ask iLounge: Why can’t I see the iPad-style...

Q: I just upgraded to a new iPhone 6 Plus as I liked the larger screen, and the ability to get sideways iPad-like views for things like Mail. However, these don’t seem to be working for me. Whenever I turn my iPhone sideways, I just get the normal landscape view, kind of like I had on my iPhone 5. Is there somewhere special I need to turn this on? I’ve pored over all of the settings and can’t seem to find it anywhere. I can’t…

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10:05
Dev Aims to Light the Way for Apple Watch Gaming


Coinciding with the official Apple Watch launch on Friday, a slew of apps and games are making their debuts. One of the early hopefuls is WayForward, which last week unveiled its Watch Quest, hoping to get a jump on the competition. Some developers have been awaiting the opening of the WatchKit APIs in full before they put the might of their software engineering ability into the Apple Watch. The WatchKit API limits developers to creating widget-like glances, Watch notifications, and side-loaded apps powered by the might of a paired iPhone.

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10:00
Apple World Today's Great Big Guide to Apple...

The Apple Watch is on its way to customers who, like me, are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Apple’s next breakthrough device. The debut of the new hardware also brings with it a fresh round of innovation in the App Store as Apple opened up the Watch for developers to utilize in their apps.

In the months since the Watch's annoucnemnt, developers worldwide have been thinking creatively about the device and how it can be used to enhance the lives of millions of customers who will be wearing the device on their wrist. Here are some of the early Watch apps that are the culmination of this creative coding. Each app one listed below will be available for you to download and check out as soon as that Watch is up and running on your wrist.

Communication

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09:57
How to pair your new Apple Watch with your iPhone

Once you get your Apple Watch out of the box, the first thing you'll need to do is pair it with an iPhone to start using its features. AppleInsider offers a closer look at exactly how the pairing process works.

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09:56
Apple revamps Apple Watch Bands website to make...

Apple has updated the watch bands page on its website to provide an easier selection process for potential buyers. The page now lists each individual band under its own section with a brief description and price. Shoppers will then be able to select an appropriately-sized band for their watch.
Previously the site looked like any other collection on the store with a grid view that featured little more than a photo. The new design gives users a closer look at the clasp of the band without the watch hardware present.

The old bands page
For watch bands that are available in multiple colors, like the Sport, Leather Loop, and Modern Buckle, users can use a color selector below the image to change the design. In the old design, color selection was only...

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09:50
Apple Offers Online Personal Setup Assistance for...

Apple is taking its online-focused launch for Apple Watch a step farther by offering buyers Personal Setup sessions through their computer. Apple Watch owners scheduled to receive their new smartwatch today started receiving emails touting the Web-based setup help along with a link to sign up for a time slot.


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09:39
Poll: 4% likely to purchase the Apple Watch

A poll by SurveyMonkey of 505 people conducted since April 8 found that just over 4% said they were "extremely likely" or "very likely" to buy Apple Watch, reports CNBC(http://www.cnbc.com/id/102617561).
About 74% said they were "not at all likely" to buy the smartwatch. Three percent said they planned to buy the watch on the first day of sales (which is today).
"Look, it's early. I think that's what the poll results say. People didn't have a lot of great reasons" to buy it, SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg told CNBC's "Squawk Box."
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09:22
Videos Showcase Apple Watch Launch Lines, Teardown...

Today is Apple Watch launch day in the United States and eight other first wave launch countries, and many customers around the world are busy setting up their new smartwatch or anxiously waiting for their package to be delivered. Meanwhile, the teardown team at repair website iFixit flew to Melbourne, Australia to get their hands on the Apple Watch and take it apart to see what's inside. iFixit started by prying open the display and disconnecting the display and digitizer cables underneath, getting a first look at the Taptic Engine, inside of the Digital Crown and internal 205 mAh battery. Digging further into the Apple Watch, the team got a closer look at various components...

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09:22
TMO Daily Observations 2015-04-24: Getting Inside...

It's Apple Watch delivery day, which means we finally get to see what's inside Apple's brand new smartwatch. Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet talk about how Apple designed the insides of the Apple Watch, and debunk the idea that Apple designed an internal-upgradable device. They also explain how to navigate the Apple Watch interface, and Bryan gives us a great musical interlude.


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09:20
OS X: Identifying USB ports on your Mac

Macs that support OS X include built-in USB ports. You can use System Information or System Profiler to see how fast these ports are, and to see what's currently connected to them.

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09:11
Apple Watch launches quiet, most inventory spoken for



It’s Friday, April 24th, the long-awaited day of the Apple Watch launch/the Watchening.
And it’s pretty quiet out there.
Unlike many of Apple’s product launches, there isn’t much inventory of the device in the stores, the lion’s share of the inventory has been spoken for via massive pre-order sales numbers and the few stores that have units in stock are apparently experiencing long lines from customers eager to get their hands on the item.

Over at the 4th Street Apple Store in Berkeley, California, it was business as usual. Pulling in at 8:45 AM, I noticed no line whatsoever and employees arriving, knocking on the door and being let in to prepare for their shifts...

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09:00
Critical HTTPS bug may open 25,000 iOS apps to...


At least 25,000 iOS apps available in Apple's App Store contain a critical vulnerability that may completely cripple HTTPS protections designed to prevent man-in-the-middle attacks that steal or modify sensitive data, security researchers warned.
As was the case with a separate HTTPS vulnerability reported earlier this week that affected 1,500 iOS apps, the bug resides in AFNetworking, an open-source code library that allows developers to drop networking capabilities into their iOS and OS X apps. Any app that uses a version of AFNetworking prior to the just-released 2.5.3 may expose data that's trivial for hackers to monitor or modify, even when it's protected by the secure sockets layer (SSL...

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09:00
Accessible Apple: Apple Watch Try-Ons, The Complete...

Introduction

This is the first in a mini-series of posts on the Apple Watch's accessibility features. In this installment, I will look at Apple's newly implemented solution for offering accessible Apple Watch Try-ons.

Background

As I hinted in my article detailing the inaccessibility of the Apple Store's demo watches and in a later piece where I looked at the workaround discovered to enable some accessibility features on the demo units, Apple has been hard at work developing an experience plan for users interested in the Apple Watch's accessibility features. I am pleased to report that this plan goes into effect today, April 24...

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08:59
First look: Unboxing the stainless steel Apple Watch...

Apple's mid-range stainless steel Apple Watch not only has a more premium enclosure than the aluminum Sport version, but it also comes in different packaging, and features a steel magnetic charger rather than plastic.

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08:55
How to prevent supervised devices from installing...

You can use Apple Configurator or Mobile Device Management (MDM) to prevent supervised devices from installing software from the iOS Beta Program.

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08:30
Apple offers online personal Watch setup

Apple has been sending emails to customers scheduled to receive their Apple Watch today, urging them to schedule an online Watch setup with an employee. Apple describes the service thusly:

"It’s a video session where we show you how to set up Apple Watch with your iPhone, walk you through some key features, and answer your questions. We’ll also point out some great apps, and help you personalize your device."

To partipate, you must have an Apple Watch, an iPhone 5 or later and a computer or iPad to view the video. Apple's email includes instructions for booking a session. 

Apple has done One-on-One sessions for customers at Apple Stores, but this is the first I've seem offer such...

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08:16
Apple not guilty of patent infringement with Siri,...

Apple has won a decisive victory in a long-running intellectual property fight over Siri in China, as the Beijing Higher People's Court has decided that the company's personal digital assistant does not infringe on patents held by Shanghai-based Zhizhen Network Technology.

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08:06
9to5Toys Last Call: iTunes gift cards 20% off,...

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
Three great apps for tracking a package

It's Apple Watch day! Many people will receive their shiny new Apple Watches today while many more will play the waiting game. Apple hit the April 24 delivery target for quite a few customers, while others still have weeks of waiting ahead of them. This post is for the latter group.

There are many apps available for tracking a package, and these are our favorites by far.

Deliveries ($4.99, universal) has been my favorite for years. It offers support for more than 25 delivery services, including UPS, FedEx, USPS, Amazon and more. Pending deliveries are color-coded to match each services's branding, so it's easy to see what's coming from UPS (brown), FedEx (purple) and so on at a glance. Deliveries also supports the Today widget in iOS 8's notification center. It's a great little app.

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07:54
iMac Graphics Update 1.0

Fixes a bug related to opening very large JPEG image files on specific iMac models released since late 2013. (Free, 772 KB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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07:35
Billings Pro on Apple Watch

There are a ton of apps coming out for Apple Watch, but if you’re a business user, you might want to take a look at Billings Pro.∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:24
iFixit Apple Watch Tear Down Kills Hopes of Upgrades

Apple Watch deliveries have barely started arriving, and iFixit has already stripped one down to its screws. What they found inside pretty much kills hopes and rumors that Apple will offer internal component upgrades when future models come out.

The Mac Observer Spin: Sorry gang, no upgradable internal components in your brand new Apple Watch. Considering how much is inside one, it's likely Apple found a way to use Timelord technology, which seems completely appropriate.


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07:07
Google Maps Easter egg shows Android mascot...

An unknown person has inserted an Easter egg image into Google Maps, depicting the mascot for the Android operating system urinating on an Apple logo, and is now gaining attention across the Internet.

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07:04
About the App Store

Use the App Store to find and download apps for your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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07:00
Apple releases three new advertisements for the...

Apple today released three new advertisements - Us, Up and Rise - to coincide with the Apple Watch launch. Rather than focus on the underlying technology that powers the Watch, each ad has a different theme that showcases how the Watch can be used in everyday life. You can watch the three advertisements in the videos below.

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06:51
iFixit: Replacing the Apple Watch’s battery is easy...


For as much as we've heard about the Apple Watch in the last month, we've heard almost nothing about the stuff that makes it (figuratively) tick. Apple mentioned the S1 "System in Package" back in September when it unveiled the watch, but the company has said almost nothing about it since, and we didn't know anything about battery capacity or the other components. Today, the teardown mages at iFixit have answered at least a few questions in their teardown of a 38 mm Apple Watch Sport, though concrete information about the S1's inner workings continues to elude us.
Some components were actually fairly easy to remove and replace. Though it's difficult to disconnect the display cable, the watch's...

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06:47
Your Apple Watch can now open your hotel room door...

Starwood Hotels has allowed guests to use their iPhone as their room key since last November, and today announced that guests can now use the group’s Apple Watch app to unlock room doors at more than 100 properties. You can also use the app to get directions to the hotel and to check-in.

“We’re committed to mobile and digital innovation and are excited to be the first hotel company to let guests check in and open their hotel room door with their Apple Watch,” said Mark Vondrasek, Senior Vice President, Distribution, Loyalty and Partnership Marketing for Starwood Hotels & Resorts. “Apple Watch allows us to engage with our guests and...

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06:35
∞ Deconstructing an Apple Watch emoticon

Taking apart one of the Apple Watch animated emoticons, all from my Mac with no special tools.

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06:27
Australian users test Apple Watch, find unit is more...



The Apple Watch is apparently a bit more waterproof than had been imagined.
After snagging their Apple Watch units, a few Aussie Apple Watch buyers over at FoneFox put the wearable through a variety of waterproof tests to see how much moisture the unit could take before failure.
The first test is a basic splash test followed by a five minute simulated shower complete with shampoo and soap, at the end of which the Apple Watch comes out noticeably unscathed and completely responsive to inputs on both its touch interface and digital crown. It should be pointed out that all of the tests were completed with a 38mm Apple Watch Sport.

Upon finding “...

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06:20
Apple Watch straps: expect discoloration,...


If you notice discoloration or deformation of your Sport or Leather Apple Watch band over time, you may not be happy, but it is normal, according to sources briefed on internal Apple support docs.
While scratches and dents might be a given for Apple’s metal bands, you can also expect some discoloration for Apple’s fluoroelastomer Sport and selection of leather bands over time with normal wear and tear. Apple notes that discoloration of leather bands is “due to sweat or lotions” and an “expected behavior”. Apple’s documentation offers an example of the discoloration using an image of its blue Leather Loop band that appears quite...

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06:15
Apple Watch passes water torture test with better...

The folks at FoneFox took their Apple Watch and subjected it to a variety of water torture tests to see how the Watch would fare. Apple says the Watch is water-resistant and only capable of withstanding water-based activities such as washing your hands, doing dishes and so on. In their almost 4-minute video, the folks at FoneFox show that the Watch is much more capable than Apple claims.

Surprisingly, the water-resistant Watch is capable of withstanding a two-minute shower, submersion in a bucket for five minutes and even a swim in a pool. You can check out how the Watch passed with flying colors in the video below.

Please note that while FoneFox's results are impressive, we do not recommend doing any of these things at home. Our official recommendation is to follow Apple's guidance in regards to the Apple Watch and water.

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06:14
Reviewers try to destroy Apple Watch in the shower...

As the first wave of Apple Watch deliveries hits doorsteps around the world, some consumers have begun to put Apple's durability claims to the test --?including the Watch's IPX7 water resistance rating -- and found the devices more resilient than previously believed.

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06:10
External Link: Comcast Gives Up on Time Warner Cable

Comcast Corporation has officially given up on its $45.2 billion merger with Time Warner Cable. The Federal Communications Commission was reportedly concerned about the ramifications of the top two cable companies merging, which would have given Comcast control of up to 50 percent of American broadband access. 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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06:09
iFixit begins teardown, analysis of Apple Watch



It’s the teardown you’ve been waiting for.
The coolest of felines over at iFixit finally got their mitts on an Apple Watch and a full teardown reveals that the much-vaunted heart rate monitor is actually capable of acting as a pulse oximeter, allowing it to calculate the oxygen content of your blood by measuring how much infrared light is absorbed. This feature could become useful in future generations, but is not yet utilized in the first generation of the Apple Watch.
The teardown revealed that even the antenna connecting the Digital Crown to the rest of the watch is apparently made of gold, even on the low end models of the device.

iFixit’s efforts demonstrate the...

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06:09
Apple Watch App Store Open for Business with 3,000...

With Apple Watch finally showing up on people's doorsteps, Apple opened the doors to its smartwatch-specific App Store. More than 3,000 compatible apps are available already, and more are on the way.


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06:00
News: FoneFox posts Apple Watch waterproof testing...

Australian site FoneFox has posted a YouTube video demonstrating the water resistance capabilities of the Apple Watch Sport. The video begins by showing general splash tests — which the Apple Watch unsurprisingly survives — and then moves on to taking the Apple Watch through a two-minute shower, dunking it in a bucket of water, and then swimming with it in a pool for 15 minutes. While the Apple Watch was not usable while underwater due to the…

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05:58
∞ An Android fan’s take on Google vs Apple

Take a look at what is buried on Google Maps in the north-east corner of Pakistan.

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05:56
AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple Watch shipments...

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast is now available with detailed analysis of this week's news, including Apple Watch shipment notifications, our review of the 12-inch MacBook with Retina display, new iPod touch rumors, leaked video of Angela Ahrendts explaining the Watch retail strategy, and more.

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05:55
Apple Outlines Types of Apple Watch Damage Eligible...

MacRumors has obtained official Visual Mechanical Inspection information for the Apple Watch that reveals what type of damage is eligible for warranty service, out-of-warranty service or no service at all. These guidelines are adhered to by Apple authorized service providers and are based upon Apple's standard 1-year limited hardware warranty for the Apple Watch. Apple Watch damage that is eligible for warranty service includes user-claimed debris under the display glass or pixel anomaly, a back cover removed with no damage, and any condensation in the heart rate sensor windows. In particular, the document states that a removed back cover is only covered when not accompanied by enclosure damage or evidence of prying. Apple Watch damage that is eligible for out-of-warranty service includes a cracked, missing, removed or damaged Digital Crown cap, extreme abrasion, puncture holes, missing buttons resulting from a drop, any chips or multiple cracks in the display glass...

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05:45
News: iFixit posts Apple Watch teardown

iFixit has already begun its expected teardown of Apple Watch, this time posting the results in real-time as the site proceeds through each step. While the teardown is still ongoing, iFixit has already made some interesting observations by examining the innards of Apple’s new wearable device, including the nature of the device’s construction, how tightly integrated and packed in the circuitry is, and the likely proprietary nature of the…

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05:44
News: Daily Deal: Hand Pen Stylus for 40% off

Today in iLounge Deals we’re offering the Hand Stylus for 40% off – only $14.95. Masterfully designed to provide maximum precision, Hand Stylus features a slim 4mm retractable rubber tip that’s perfect for taking notes, drawing, typing, playing games, and more. Auto-rotating functionality helps ensure the tip wears down evenly, and the small size lets you easily select items even on smaller screens. The tip can also be easily replaced…

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05:20
Apple Watch Proves 'More Waterproof Than...

Thanks to the time difference, a few Australian Apple Watch customers began receiving their orders as early as yesterday afternoon here in the United States. Because of this, smartphone website FoneFox decided to put the Apple Watch through a variety of waterproof tests to measure just how much moisture the Watch could take before failing to function. The first test is a basic splash test followed by a five minute simulated shower complete with shampoo and soap, at the end of which the Apple Watch comes out noticeably unscathed and completely responsive to FoneFox's inputs on both its touch interface and digital crown. It should be pointed out that all of FoneFox's tests were completed with a 38mm Apple Watch Sport. Although it's hard to tell how different models of the Watch will size up to similar testing, it's clear...

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05:18
∞ Three new Apple Watch ads

Three new Apple Watch ads, full of detail.

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05:00
The promise—and massive challenge—of making games...


When the iPhone was first announced in 2007, Apple didn't sell the pocket computer as a gaming device. Many observers were skeptical the smartphone would ever become an important part of the game industry, scoffing at its lack of physical buttons and limited hardware power compared to handhelds like Sony's PlayStation Portable. The App Store that would make games widely available on the device wasn't even available until the follow-up iPhone 3G, released one year later.
Of course, the iPhone (and its smartphone ilk) is one of the most important platforms in the gaming business today, with hundreds of thousands of titles ranging from casual megahits to hardcore console ports to indie darlings to forgettable shovelware and everything in between. The phone's role in the market has become so important that...

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04:56
Cyberduck 4.7 - FTP and SFTP browser. (Free)

Cyberduck is a robust FTP/FTP-TLS/SFTP browser for the Mac whose lack of visual clutter and cleverly intuitive features make it easy to use. Support for external editors and system technologies such as Spotlight, Bonjour, Keychain, and AppleScript are built-in. Cyberduck is an Open Source product licensed under the GPL and free to use. Donations are welcome to help advance development in the future. Thanks to contributors, Cyberduck is available in English, Japanese, German, Catalan, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Russian, and Polish.Version 4.7: New

  • Support multiple connections per transfer
  • Connecting with temporary access credentials from EC2 (S3)
  • Verify checksum for downloads if available (WebDAV, S3, OpenStack Swift)
  • Using multipart when copying large files (S3)
  • HTTP proxy tunneling...

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04:54
Shawn

Helping a friend in need.∞ Read this on The Loop

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04:50
Photos on the Mac: Comparing Edited Images to...

Wondering where the trick of holding down Shift in iPhoto to compare edits went with the new Photos app? Hey, this Quick Tip has you covered. Not sure what we mean about the thing that holding down Shift used to do? Hey, this has you covered on that, too, and you may just find that it's your favorite "new" ability with the Photos program.


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04:47
Apple Watch release brings debut of all-new folding...

Apple has turned its penchant for slimness to the famously brick-like U.K. power plug, replacing its old fixed-pins model with an all-new version featuring folding pins and a more rounded design.

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04:46
A skeptic’s Apple Watch diary: Day 1, first...

I’m a self-confessed smartwatch skeptic. The first one I ever tried, the original Pebble, struck me as an extremely ugly solution in search of a problem. The Apple Watch, when it was finally announced, looked like a rather attractive (if too thick) solution in search of a problem.
Which raises the question: why was I up at the crack of 8 am (time zones can be useful things on occasion …) to order one? Three reasons … 
First, although I can’t see an actual problem I need the watch to solve, that’s not the same as considering it a useless device. I can see potential applications for it, I’m just not sure they amount to a sufficient reason to own one.
Second, it’s a gadget. I like gadgets, and...

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04:35
Apple Watch found to be compliant with Qi wireless...

The inductive charging capabilities of the Apple Watch are based on the established Qi open standard, as shown by the fact that the Apple Watch charger works with the competing Moto 360 smartwatch.

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04:30
Developer creates service to pair Watch owners with...

The tight inventory of the Apple Watch had one unfortunate side effect — many Watch developers were unable to secure a unit for delivery on April 24th. Such is the case for Francis Dierick, whose Fysikal app has been ported to the Watch and released without being tested on the Apple Watch itself. This testing won’t happen anytime soon as Dierick lives in a country where the Watch is not yet available.

Instead of complaining to Apple or ranting on Twitter about this situation, Dierick decided to do something about it and created Watch Testers, a service that’ll pair Watch developers with Watch testers. Developers who need their app tested and Watch owners who are willing to do some testing can sign up at watchtesters.com. For testers, all it...

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04:24
Apple Watch waterproofness tested, unaffected by 15...


Over in Australia, the team at FoneFox have already been putting the Apple Watch through its paces underwater. Apple claims an IPX7 water-resistance rating for its device, which means it can withstand 1 meter of submersion for 30 minutes. However, companies often conservatively state the limits of waterproofness for legal reasons.
The team at FoneFox found this very much to be the case here. The Apple Watch Sport was first subjected to a light shower and then a full shower (including soap) to simulate normal use in a shower. After the Watch was wiped down, the screen was fully responsive and everything was working fine. Tim Cook has previously said he showers with his Watch.
In fact, the Apple Watch survived...

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04:21
Watch the iFixit Apple Watch Teardown Video

Finally, it’s Apple Watch teardown time! The iFixit team have been 8 long months since it was announced to get their hands on an Apple Watch and now they've got one.

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04:08
Apple Introduces New 5W Charger With Folding Pins in...

Apple has introduced a new 5W USB power charger with folding pins for use in a handful of countries in Europe and Asia. The new adapter is available now for £25 on the Apple Online Store in the United Kingdom, and is designed for use in Ireland, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia as well. The charger is also included in the box with the Apple Watch in those countries. British former professional rugby player Will Carling shared photos of the new folding charger on Twitter earlier this month after claiming to have received the adapter from Apple design chief Jony Ive, who grew up in England and is known to be a rugby fan, but it was unknown at the time if Apple would ever release the product. The travel...

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04:06
See the clever Apple Watch collapsible plug in...

Jony Ive has often said that great design solutions are always obvious in retrospect, and I think the UK plug for the Apple Watch is a great example of this. As soon as you see how it works, you wonder why all travel plugs aren’t made like this.Filed under: Apple Watch Tagged: Accessories, Apple watch, Apple Watch accessories, Apple Watch plug, design, Jony Ive, plug, travel plug, UK...

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02:04
Shop different: What's a new product launch...

There was a time when Apple launches didn’t light up headlines around the web. When the original iPod was released back in November of 2001, for example, the only people lining up were at Apple Stores in Littleton, Colorado, and Newport Beach, California—and most of them weren’t looking to fork over $399 for an mp3 player. They just wanted one of the free grand-opening T-shirts.
But ever since the iPhone, Apple launches have become major events, prompting long, snaking lines, week-long camp-outs, and blocked-out vacation days for Apple Store employees. Lines and crowds have become so commonplace that Apple routinely sets up rope stanchions and orders cases of water to keep things orderly.To read this article in...

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02:45
Staff Picks: 8 Apple Watch apps we can't wait...

The Apple Watch’s killer app is, well, its apps—nearly 3,000 available on launch day. While we don’t want to clutter our watch home screens with apps we’ll never use, the Macworld staff did find some gems waiting to work with the go-to apps we’re already using on our phones every single day. These are the apps we can’t wait to use on our wrists.
One note about screenshots: Apple Watch apps typically have dark backgrounds that blend seamlessly into the black bezel around the Apple Watch’s screen. That means developers can place text and graphics right up to the edge of the screen, instead of leaving padding (since the bezel acts as the padding). If a screenshot looks oddly designed seen on its own here, chances are it’ll look just fine in context on the watch itself....

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03:56
Labels & Addresses 1.7 - Powerful label and...

Labels & Addresses is a home and office tool for printing all sorts of labels, envelopes, inventory labels, and price tags. Merge-printing capability makes the program a great tool for holiday seasons by helping users to design and print multiple greeting envelopes and postcards with automatically substitutable addresses and postal barcodes. Quick video tour of Labels & Addresses available. Key features

  • Change text content of a label from external list at printing;
  • Address merge printing makes it possible to automatically substitute addresses and postal barcodes for every label or envelope being printed;
  • Automatically create and print numerous barcodes from an external data list;
  • Import address information from Apple Address Book, Numbers, MS Excel, MS Entourage, Now Contact, FileMaker, vCards, or tab-delimited text files, or...

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03:43
Video infrastructure markets to grow 75% over the...

Video infrastructure markets, including broadcast pre- and post-production, video encoding, and VOD and CDN hardware, continue to grow at a relatively healthy pace of 37% over the next five years, despite the impact of virtualization separating hardware and software requirements, according to ABI Research (www.abiresearch.com).
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03:41
Apple debuts three new ads showing Apple Watch use...

Commemorating the launch of the Apple Watch on Friday, Apple launched three new ads showcasing how the device can be useful in normal daily life situations.

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03:35
teleport 1.2.1 - Use one mouse/keyboard to control...

teleport is a simple utility to let you use one single mouse and keyboard to control several of your Macs. Simply reach the edge of your screen, and your mouse teleports to your other Mac! The pasteboard can even be synchronized between the computers. It uses Bonjour to find available hosts. For controlling them, it catches the events of the master computer, sends me on the network using TCP, and uses some native CoreGraphics calls on the slave computer.Version 1.2.1:

  • Fixed memory leak
  • OS X 10.7 or later
  • May work with OS X 10.6

Download Now

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03:31
Apple Watch teardown reveals pulse oximeter,...

iFixit’s teardown of the Apple Watch has revealed that the sophisticated heart-rate monitor used is actually capable of acting as a pulse oximeter, allowing it to calculate the oxygen content of your blood by measuring how much infrared light is absorbed. This data would be useful for health and fitness monitoring, but the functionality is not currently enabled in the watch.
As iFixit notes, there are a couple of possible reasons Apple is not currently allowing to watch to display this data … 
First, it may simply be that the company hasn’t yet achieved the necessary accuracy and reliability from the sensor. If this is indeed...

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03:24
It's Apple Watch Day! Catch Apple's Three...

Apple sets the mood for the official Apple Watch launch today with three new ads that are simply named Apple Watch – Rise, Apple Watch – Up and Apple Watch – Us. The first ad shows us that Apple Watch could be used as your alarm clock; that you could change the watch face when you get up to set the mood for your day ...

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03:23
Jumsoft announces update of Toolbox for MS Office

Jumsoft (www.jumsoft.com) has introducedToolbox for MS Office 2.0.4, an update of its popular graphics and design application for Mac OS X.
Toolbox for MS Office provides templates and illustrations for creating content ranging from invoices and greeting cards to presentations and portfolios. Version 2.0.4 includes around 400 previously unreleased templates for Word, as well as hundreds of maps, diagrams, clipart images, icons, and other types of illustrations.
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02:54
Apple offers online personal setup appointments as...

Customers receiving their Apple Watches today are being offered online personal setup appointments in emails being sent out by Apple. We first reported last month that these at-home personal setup experiences would be offered.
Apple was not initially expected to offer personal setup for the Sport model, but now appears to be offering the experience for all models …

My email arrived in the early hours. Appointments were available beginning this morning, with further slots available up to May 7th.
In the UK, most appointments in the first four days had been snapped-up by mid-morning.

Apple’s email says that personal setup is also...

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02:50
Apple Watch launch in Paris greeted with long line...

Apple is introducing its new Watch across a limited number countries today, but only a few stores will have the device available for sale. Among that short list is Colette, a fashion boutique just a few blocks from Apple's own retail store at Carrousel, beneath the Louvre.

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02:48
Apple Watch Sport includes a plastic magnetic...


As users unbox their new Apple Watch units today, customers who bought the Sport version are receiving a bit of a surprise. The inductive charging cable bundled with Apple Watch Sport is actually made of plastic rather than the nice metal finishes of the more expensive stainless steel and gold watches.
The material is very similar to other Apple accessories which have white gloss exteriors. It’s unclear why the Sport does not get the fancier cable: it may be simply for cost-saving purposes to maximize Apple’s bottom line or it may be a design choice to better match the materials of the Watch itself.
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01:01
Apple Debuts Three Apple Watch Ads: 'Rise...

Hours before the Apple Watch is set to officially launch, Apple has debuted three new ads called "Rise", "Up" and "Us". The three ads focus on the three aspects of the device CEO Tim Cook highlighted when the Apple Watch was first introduced: a device that helps you with time, a comprehensive health and fitness device and an intimate communication device. The first ad, "Rise", shows people using the Apple Watch to help them spend their time. People are seen using the Apple Watch as an alarm clock, seeing incoming messages, using it on their commute, using it as a ticket at an airport, getting around with the Maps app and more. The second ad, "Up", features users using the Apple Watch's health and fitness features. People can be seen setting up their fitness goals on the Watch in addition to using it while both exercising and doing various activities, both intensive and casual. It also features moments where users are alerted to stand while working or commuting. The...

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00:58
Apple airs three new Apple Watch ads: ‘Rise’, ‘Up’...


In coordination with the Watch’s worldwide release, Apple has ramped its marketing campaign further with three new ads that are airing starting today. The ads titled ‘Rise’, ‘Up’ and ‘Us’ focus on everyday activities being enhanced by the Watch. Unlike some of Apple’s product-focused marketing, this is more in the style of iPad commercials.
The ‘Rise’ ad focuses on morning activities, such as using the Watch to wake you up or answer text messages in the breakfast queue. ‘Up’ is focused on the Workout and Activity apps, highlighting the ‘Stand’ notifications and related fitness features. ‘Us’ focuses on communication highlighting Digital Touch sketch, tap and heartbeat sharing features as well as the controversial animated emoji.
All three videos are embedded after the break …
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00:40
What Apple Watch damage is covered by warranty? Here...


Apple will be doing a visual mechanical inspection of the Apple Watch, like with the rest of its products, when customers bring in a damaged device for repair. But what will be covered under your warranty exactly? And what issues will Apple be looking for to determine what is eligible for repair under or out of warranty? Head below for all the details…
With its standard warranty, Apple includes “one year of hardware repair coverage” and 90 days of support over the phone or online complimentary out of the box (or two years for the Apple Watch Edition), but it also offers extended coverage and “up to two incidents of...

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