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Thursday October 1

Apple 'trying to fix' problem of iPhone...

Though obstacles with partners remain, Apple has made some progress in addressing the issue of carrier roaming charges for iPhone owners, and continues to work toward a solution that will be beneficial to consumers, senior VP Eddy Cue has revealed.

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Former Boeing CFO James Bell joins Apple board of...

Apple announced today that James Bell, the former CFO and onetime interim CEO of The Boeing Company, has joined the company's board of directors. Bell was with Boeing for 38 years, overseeing Boeing Capital Corporation and Boeing Shared Services. In 2005, Bell served as the aerospace giant's interim CEO.

Apple CEO Tim Cook commented, "James brings a wealth of global, financial and industrial experience form his successful career at Boeing as corporate president and CFO. I am thrilled to welcome him to the board of directors and I look forward to working with him."

For his part, Bell is an Apple fan, saying "I am an avid user of Apple products and  have a tremendous respect for the company's ability to innovate. I am delighted to join the Apple board and look forward to contributing to its continued success in any way I can." 

Bell joins the board after the departures of Mickey Drexler in March and Bill Campbell last September. Apple's investors have a high...

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Apple invents ring-style wearable device with voice...

Mac shrinks to phone, phone shrinks to watch, watch shrinks to ring. A natural progression.∞ Read this on The Loop

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Apple releases OS X 10.11 El Capitan update

OS X 10.11 El Capitan hit yesterday and users are making up their minds about it.
The updated operating system, available as a free upgrade, offers the following fixes and changes:
– Spotlight now lets users search for files and other content in natural language, and access new kinds of information such as weather, stocks, and public transit schedules. Some other system-wide feature additions include a Split View fullscreen mode, a more streamlined Mission Control, and a series of upgrades to Chinese and Japanese language support, such as new fonts and better keyboard and trackpad input.
– Safari now supports pinned tabs, pushing Web video via AirPlay, and muting tabs via the Smart...

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Oh Samsung

Arthur Neslen, writing for The Guardian:Independent lab tests have found that some Samsung TVs in Europe appear to use less energy during official testing conditions than they do during real-world use, raising questions about whether they are set up to game energy efficiency tests.Harrumph.∞ Read this on The Loop

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Apple’s official list of El Capitan enhancements

That is one long list.∞ Read this on The Loop

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Apple Bans iFixit Repair App From App Store After...

alphadogg writes: iFixit, the fix-it-yourself advocate for users of Apple, Google and other gear, has had its repair manual app banned from Apple's App Store after it conducted an unauthorized teardown of Apple TV and Siri remote. iFixit blogged "we're a teardown and repair company; teardowns are in our DNA -- and nothing makes us happier than figuring out what makes these gadgets tick. We weighed the risks, blithely tossed those risks over our shoulder, and tore down the Apple TV anyway." iFixit does still have Windows and Android apps, and has no immediate plans to rewrite its Apple app to attempt being reinstated.


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Apple adds former Boeing CFO James Bell to its board...

Apple on Thursday announced a new addition to its board of directors: former chief financial officer and interim CEO of The Boeing Company.

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Apple published a new Press Release

Apple just published a new Press Release:

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Configure the Calendar Server In El Capitan Server

Configuring Calendar Server in OS X Server 5 (running on El Capitan or Yosemite) is a fairly simple and straight forward process. The Calendar Server is a CalDAV Server, leveraging HTTP and HTTPS, running on ports 8008 and 8443 respectively. To enable the Calendar service in OS X Server (Server 5), open the Server application and click on Calendar in the SERVICES section of the sidebar.

Once open, click on Enable invitations by email to enable email notifications of invitations in the Calendar Server. Provide the email address and then click on the Next button.

At the Configure Server Email Address screen, provide the type of incoming mail service in use, provide the address of the mail server and then the port...

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Eddy Cue Talks Apple Music Subscriptions as Initial...

Prior to the release of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, Eddy Cue sat down with Evening Standard to discuss a handful of topics, including the launch of the new smartphones, the impending end of the first wave of free trial users for Apple Music, and the issue of roaming charges on iPhone users traveling abroad. Cue also addressed the topic of the Apple Music Festival, which ended its ten day run this week in London, calling the acts nabbed by Apple for the event "the best of the best" and pointing toward the "global" feel of the UK-based festival that would perhaps be lost in another city like New York or Los Angeles. When asked about his worry for the end of Apple Music's first set of three-month free trial users -- which were...

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iFixit’s Apple TV Tear Down Screwed Developers

Apple rarely gives developers early access to unreleased products, and iFixit may have ruined that for everyone. iFixit is known for their detailed tear downs for new devices, and the company found itself on Apple's bad side after taking apart an early access Apple TV developer kit and posting what's inside on its website.

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Reports: Telstra Customers Suffering Crippling...

An anonymous reader writes: It appears a large number of customers of Telstra (one of Australia's largest telcos) have been suffering crippling speeds while attempting to connect to any Apple Service for the better part of four days. Reports indicate this is affecting Apple Music, Apple App Stores (on both iOS and OSX) and are stopping many Telstra customers from getting access to app updates and the much anticipated El Capitan release of OS X. Mobile phone customers as well as home broadband customers seem to be affected at this stage with a large number of posts both on Twitter and the Whirlpool Broadband Forum. It appears one Twitter user has also fully summarised all the issues in a single post including many of the Twitter posts as well.


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Apple Reveals their Latest Inductive Charging...

When it comes to Apple delivering an advance wireless charging system, their most comprehensive system without a doubt was revealed two years in our report titled "Apple Reveals Master Details of Wireless Charging System." While it’s the most advanced, it's certainly isn't the only invention Apple has worked on in respect to inductive charging.

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In-depth review: Apple's iPhone 6s & 6s...

Last year's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus introduced a larger, slimmer form factor housing higher resolution Retina HD screens and improvements in processors, cameras and wireless. While Apple's latest 6s and 6s Plus models look virtually identical, the company has significantly improved nearly every key feature, from a stronger glass and metal exterior outside to high-performance components inside, including a new pressure sensitive 3D Touch display.

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Apple files a patent for an 'Apple Ring'

Apple has given us a watch. Will it give us an Apple Ring? The company has filed an application with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for "devices and methods for a ring computing device."

Per the patent, a user controls an external electronic device with a finger-ring-mounted touchscreen that includes a computer processor, wireless transceiver, and rechargeable power source. The ring would have a variety of the features of the Apple Watch.

In the patent filing, Apple notes that the use of touch-sensitive surfaces as input devices for computers and other electronic computing devices has increased significantly in recent years. Many take advantage of touch-sensitive surfaces such as touchpads and touch-screen displays. 

However, Apple says that the use of existing touchpads and touch-screen displays, may be "cumbersome, inconvenient, or inefficient for certain tasks and applications." A user's hands may be preoccupied...

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The Northern Spy: Back Up To The Old Tricks

By Rick Sutcliffe
Much has happened worth commenting upon in the months that this space has been devoted to explicating some of the features of Modula-2 R10 that make it safe, reliable, and extensible as a problem solving tool. For one thing, a few errors were noted in the June article. R10 uses NOT, but ~ is not a synonym, [DESCENDING] was removed for FOR loops and replaced by FOR selector--, and two escape sequences for strings were omitted due to a misunderstanding. Fixed.
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Things 2.8 - Elegant personal task management. (...

Things is a task management solution that helps to organize your tasks in an elegant and intuitive way. Things combines powerful features with simplicity through the use of tags and its intelligent filter bar. A Leopard style source list allows for quick and easy focusing. Together with a beautiful user interface, Things aims at the seemingly impossible: making task management both easy and fun. Our screencast is a great introduction. Learn from our users why Things is different by visiting either on i use this or Newsvine.

  • The big picture. A Leopard-style source list lets you easily focus without ever switching...

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NetMarketShare: Mac OS X up, iOS down in September...

According to the latest market share survey from NetMarketShare, the market share for Mac OS X and iOS both dipped in September.

According to the report, among desktop operating systems, Mac OS X had 7.72% of the global market share in September compared to 7.53% in August (that’s global market share; in the US it’s over 12%). The all-time high for OS X was in October 2013 when it had 7.73%. Windows remains dominant with 90.54% as of September. That's up from 90.84 % in August.

iOS had 38.58% of the mobile operating system market share in September, down from 40.82% in August. This compares to 53.54% for Android, 2.48% for Windows Phone and 1.73% for Java ME, and 1.38% for Symbian. Android was up from 52.54% in August. The all-time high for iOS was in July 2012 with 65.94%.

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Coda 2.5.12 - One-window Web development suite. (...

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

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

Version 2.5.12: Bug Fixes

  • Clips triggers now correctly removed when expanded from menu
  • Fixed an issue where the indexer could pick up directory changes even when automatic indexing was disabled
  • Improved syntax highlighting support for PHP interfaces
  • Added support for backslash as PHP namespace separator
  • Added .mac and .xsl extension to supported file types
  • Commas are no longer included in CSS selector autocomplete
  • Improved CSS validation behavior when...

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PCalc 4.3 - Full-featured scientific calculator. (...

PCalc is a full-featured, scriptable scientific calculator with support for hexadecimal, octal, and binary calculations, as well as an RPN mode, programmable functions, and an extensive set of unit conversions. Includes a Notification Center widget, and support for Handoff with the iOS 8 version.Version 4.3:

  • Added full support for OS X 10.11 El Capitan.
  • Added an option to float the PCalc window above all other apps.
  • Added the "Split Screen iPad" layouts from PCalc on iOS 9.
  • Added a delta percentage button to most layouts as the 2nd function of percentage.
  • You can now paste simple calculations into PCalc.
  • Changed behaviour of the percentage key in algebraic mode to match the Apple calculator - old behaviour still available via "Display percentage result" option in Advanced section of Preferences.
  • Now display "Error" rather than just blinking the display on an incorrect operation.
  • Fixed a...

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Developers aren't rushing to make Apple Watch...

Developer support for the Apple Watch has been met with limited adoption while the benefits afforded to those supporting Apple Watch "remain unclear," according to a report by Strategy Analytics. Even Health & Fitness developers – a category heavily promoted by Apple - are reticent to extend support for Apple Watch across their entire portfolio of apps, notes the research group.

Despite arriving on the platform early, companies like Runtastic, MapMyFitness and Nike haven't extended Apple Watch support to more than 25 percent of their portfolio, according to the report. The most popular category on iPhone -- Games – has seen less than 3% support on Apple Watch among the 200 most popular games, adds Strategy Analytics.

"When Apple Watch launched in April there was significant enthusiasm and competitive pressure to support the platform without any...

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DiskMaker X 5.0 - Make a bootable OS X installer...

DiskMaker X (was Lion DiskMaker) helps you to build a bootable drive from the official OS X installer app (the one you download from the Mac App Store). It detects the OS X Install program with Spotlight then proposes to build a bootable install disk and make it look as nice as possible. It’s the easiest way to build an OS X Installer in a few clicks! Then you can use the Install drive to fully re-install the OS on a freshly formated drive, or install it on your many Macs without re-downloading the full installer.Version 5.0:

  • Compatible with OS X 10.11 El Capitan, OS X 10.10 Yosemite and OS X 10.9 Mavericks installer applications. You can run this app from OS X 10.7 up to OS X 10.11.
  • OS X 10.7 or later.

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The Gravitas is the heavyweight of iOS docks

Henge-Docks' US$89 Lightning Gravitas is a serious dock for iPhones and iPads. With all-metal construction that weighs in at about 2.5 pounds, this dock is going to stay on your desk.

Despite its heft, it has a small footprint (3 x 3.3 x 2.5 inches). How's that possible? The folks at Henge-Dock says it's due to a metal alloy that's "265% more dense than aluminum."

As you might guess from its name, the Lightning Gravitas is designed to work with iOS devices equipped with a Lightning connector. However, it also sports a USB port for charging and syncing (more on this in a moment), so it will work with just about any iPhone or iPad. I'm not sure about the upcoming iPad Pro and the product website doesn't mention the iPhone 6s or 6s Plus. However, the Gravatis worked just find with my iPhone 6s Plus.

Of course, these devices come in various sizes. That's why the Gravitas comes equipped with inserts...

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DaisyDisk 4 for Mac OS X revved to version 4

Software Ambiance's DaisyDisk 4, an update to the disk analyzer utility for Mac OS X, sports a redesigned interface and faster performance.
When users launch the application, first an overview of all mounted disk drives will appear along with corresponding graphics indicating each disk's capacity and fullness. Users then press the Scan button pertaining to each displayed disk to start the lightning-fast scanning process. If needed, multiple disks can be scanned simultaneously.
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The latest iOS apps for Oct. 1

Here are some of the latest apps available at the Apple App Store for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and/or Apple Watch.
Red Camel Studios has announced 4 or More. While progressing through the game, players will be introduced to a variety of game modes. Play at your own pace, race against time, melt ice blocks, and sink anchors. 4 or More is free, but does offer in-app purchases.
Day2Life has released JUNE. It's a free mobile planner app shows your whole agenda on the small screen of your smartphone. JUNE lets you drag and drop schedules with a swipe of your finger.
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SyncMate 6.1 supports sync with Outlook and Office...

Eltima Software has releasedSyncMate 6.1 for Mac OS X. It's an upgrade of the tool for syncing Mac data with iOS and Android devices, other Macs, MTPs, as well as with online storage accounts such as Google, Dropbox, iCloud and Outlook.
SyncMate offers Mac users to sync Calendar entries, Contacts, any folders and files, iTunes and libraries, and do it all automatically in the background. The newest version of this universal syncing tool offers expanded functionality and customizable settings.
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Twocanoes releases Winclone 5.4 with El Capitan...

Twocanoes Softwarehas released Winclone 5.4 with support for OS X 10.11 El Capitan.
Winclone is a solution for cloning Windows on a Mac Boot Camp partition. It clones Windows for backup or migration to a new Mac. Winclone 5 is available in Basic, Standard and Pro editions.
Winclone System 5.4 requires Mac OS X 10.9 or higher. It's a free upgrade for current Winclone 5 customers and customers with active Maintenance Contracts. Contact Twocanoes ( for pricing on Winclone and support and maintenance options.

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How to use the Activation Lock feature in watchOS 2

watchOS 2 offers an Activation Lock for your Apple Watch. It turns on automatically when you set up Find My iPhone on your paired iPhone. With Activation Lock, your Apple ID and password will be required before anyone can unpair your Apple Watch from your iPhone or pair and use your Apple smartwatch with a new iPhone.

To see if Activation Lock is on, open the Watch app on your iPhone, tap the My Watch tab, then tap My Watch. If you see Mark as Missing, then Activation Lock is on. You can also go to and enter your device's serial number. 

If your smartwatch is lost or stolen and Activation Lock is on, you can mark your Apple Watch as missing to stop anyone from reactivating your device without your permission. Alas, while you can use Find My iPhone Activation Lock with your Apple Watch, Find My iPhone can't be used to locate a lost Apple Watch or place one in Lost Mode. However, Mark as...

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'MacVoices' looks at taking control of...

On the new MacVoices TV, host Chuck Joiner talks with author Joe Kissell about his book, "Take Control of Apple Mail."
He covers Mail in both iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan. While there haven’t been major changes to either, there are enough small changes that you will want to get Kissell's advice on how they make devices more powerful and your life easier. From El Capitan’s new activity window to automating your email to customizing the applications to your specifications, his hours of research pay off in this comprehensive guide to Mail on both platforms.
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The Hit List 1.1.16 - Advanced reminder application...

The Hit List manages the daily chaos of your modern life. It's easy to learn - it's as easy as making lists. And it's powerful enough to let you plan, then forget, then act when the time is right. Your life is complicated enough as it is. The tool to manage your life shouldn't be. The Hit List keeps things simple by not forcing you to learn a system. It can be as simple as just keeping a list of things to do as you would on a piece of paper. However, if you do have a task management system such as Getting Things Done by David Allen, The Hit List is flexible enough to support you. Forget what you need to do. With confidence.Version 1.1.16:

  • Compatibility fixes for OS X 10.11 El Capitan
  • Push-sync reliability improvements
  • OS X 10.7.5 or later

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Apple introduces us to the Apple Ring in all its...

Today the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals one of their next wearable computers in the form of a ring that incorporates touch-sensitive surfaces, gesture sensors, and/or voice-input recognition, a camera, microphone and more. Apple ring could be used with a smart TV, according to Apple, be wirelessly charged in your car wireless via a smart steering wheel and much more.

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Snapheal 2.8 - Quickly remove objects and people...

Snapheal magically removes unwanted objects and people, and fixes your images. Get rid of skin imperfections in one click, retouch photos and much more. It's fast, powerful and you can rely on Snapheal with any photos that you take. Unique image healing technologies, that are not available in other apps.

  • Get rid of unwanted objects, like wires, garbage bins, cars, etc
  • Delete people from the photos, like tourists that spoil the perfect landscape
  • Remove skin spots and acne
  • Erase text, signatures, watermarks, etc
  • Restore old photos, remove scratches and blemishes

Powerful and creative image retouching tools for landscapes, portraits and other photos.

  • Over 15 core image enhancement tools
  • Easily control light, color, contrast, saturation and more
  • Powerful sharpen brush
  • Smart clone and stamp
  • Clarity slider
  • Special technology to adjust shadows and...

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FontExplorer X Pro 5.0.2 - Font management software...

FontExplorer X Pro is optimized for professional use; it's the solution that gives you the power you need to manage all your fonts. Now you can more easily manage, activate and organize your existing font collection as well as find and experiment with new fonts. Whether you've got a hard drive full of typefaces or a few cherished families, FontExplorer X Pro handles your font library quickly, efficiently and reliably. And when you're ready to add to your collection, you can view thousands of classic designs and the latest releases from independent foundries using the integrated store. FontExplorer X Pro features an enhanced user interface with a configurable toolbar, activation control, comprehensive font information at your fingertips, customizable font previews, back-up functionality and access to FontExplorer X Server. Used together, FontExplorer X Pro and FontExplorer X Server are your complete solution for organizing, exploring and buying fonts and managing...

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Apple invents ring-style wearable device with voice...

It seems rumors that claimed Apple conducted research into an "iRing" wearable product were based in reality, as a new patent application reveals work on a finger-mounted device stuffed with microphones, motion sensors, a haptic feedback system, biometric sensors, cameras and even a small display.

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Wednesday September 30

Part of Fifa 16 coins Stock the reason the...

Forums: Group Logic LAN Client for StorNextTags: Fifa 16 coins StockThe opposition defense is significantly smarter about interfering with transferring lanes and intercepting passes, which gives a more earnest challenge (specifically at advanced difficulties) and also backs FIFA 16 off the predecessor's overabundance of big takes on.
Users still must play a really active defense without expecting computer teammates to help up to they do on offense.
But when I recognized the particular CPU building up its attack in the same manner I would, I started bouncing its passing routes, picking over ball without attempting a harmful tackle.
Part of the reason the particular women’s game showcases FIFA at its best is really because the player...

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Cheap Fifa Coins PS to a smothering AI security

Forums: Group Logic LAN Client for StorNextTags: Cheap Fifa Coins PSFootball! your note of Cheap Fifa Coins PS excitement hanging inside the air, allow me a instant of clarity. FIFA is a hardcore game to review. It's a great aggregation of several years’ well worth of features and modes, that are changed and updated to be able to varying degrees with each new release. Anyone who’s played FIFA, or perhaps PES, or any sports video game will know, it’s impossible to essentially know how you feel that game until you’ve played that for months;
Loved it, resented it, loved it again, and decided it’s, you know, alright to get a game you’ve played for 3 hundred hours.

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Apple launches OS X 10.11 El Capitan: Here's...

Apple just released its next-generation operating system for Macs, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, to the public.If you haven’t been using a developer or public beta version over the last few months, here’s how to upgrade from Yosemite to El Capitan: First, make sure you can. El Capitan supports the follow Macs running OS X Snow Leopard and on:

  • iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
  • MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
  • Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)

Is your Mac on that list? Then head on over to the Mac App Store and click on Updates. El Capitan will show up as a software update. You can also click on this link to go directly to the El Capitan download....

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CleanMyMac 3.1

Ensures full support for OS X 10.11 El Capitan and makes several improvements to the all-purpose cleaning and maintenance app. ($39.95 new, free update, 30.5 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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CrossOver 14.1.8 - Run Windows apps on your Mac. (...

CrossOver can get your Windows productivity applications and PC games up and running on your Mac quickly and easily. CrossOver runs the Windows software that you need on Mac at home, in the office, or at school without purchasing a Windows license, without rebooting your computer, and without having to use a virtual machine. And CrossOver can run a wide range of Windows software. Check the What Runs database on the developer's Web site. Easy Installs! Many Windows titles can be installed using our CrossTie technology. If you have CrossOver installed, and have the installer for your Windows software, simply click the button in our Compatibility Database, and CrossOver will automatically install your application for you! CrossOver is available at several price points, depending on the level of support you purchase. Details can be...

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How to organize iPhone 6s photos in iOS 9

With iPhone 6s' 12MP iSight and 5MP FaceTime cameras, Apple bumped the specs of the world's most popular digital shooter, giving users a good excuse to create mountains of data. Using iOS 9's built-in Photos app can help you manage this flood of photographs from the moment you press the shutter button.

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PDFpen and PDFpenPro 7.3.1

Improves support for OS X 10.11 El Capitan and fixes numerous bugs. ($74.95/$124.95 new, free update, 53.1/53.7 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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ACM 326: iPhone Sizes, Content Blockers, Streaming...

Adam Christianson joins Bryan Chaffin to discuss why he's happy he downsized to the iPhone 6s, content blockers and ad-blocking, and Apple's in-app purchase cut when it comes to streaming music. Plus, Adam commits-with all of you as witness-to only using the iPad Pro instead of his laptop when he leaves his office to work. Check it out!

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Google, Microsoft agree to end years-long patent war

Google and Microsoft have agreed to settle an ongoing patent feud concerning communications and video technology, bringing an end to about 20 lawsuits lodged in the U.S. and Germany, the companies said Wednesday.

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Samsung Patent Reveals an In-Depth Glass Project...

Earlier in September the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Samsung that reveals a Google-Glass-like Invention that indicates a real depth that could signal that they're in fact miles ahead of Google on this form of wearable computer.

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BBEdit 11.1.3

Maintenance update fixes a variety of reported issues. ($49.99 new, free update, 11.6 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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Microsoft and Google bury all patent infringement...

Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) and Google Inc (GOOGL.O) have agreed to bury all patent infringement litigation against each other, the companies announced on Wednesday, settling 18 cases in the United States and Germany.Interesting.∞ Read this on The Loop

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About the security content of OS X El Capitan v10.11

This document describes the security content of OS X El Capitan v10.11.

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Apple stops iOS 8.4.1 and iOS 9.0 code signing as...

After the release of iOS 9.0.2 on Wednesday, which fixed a number of bugs including a lock screen exploit, Apple stopped signing iOS 8.4.1 and iOS 9.0 firmware for compatible devices, prohibiting users who updated from downgrading.

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New Sonos Speaker Costs $500 but New Smart Tuner Is...

Sonos on Tuesday unveiled a new version of its top-of-the-line Play:5 speaker. The redesigned speaker includes three mid-woofers and three tweeters, and it can be set up in three orientations: by itself, or paired with another speaker -- either vertically for tight sound, or horizontally for a more immersive experience, the company said. Along with the new speaker, Sonos introduced Trueplay, an application for iPhones and iPads that's designed to make it easier to tune its wireless speakers to a room's acoustic profile.

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Following release of iOS 9.0.2, Apple stops signing...

Following the release of iOS 9.0.2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch this morning, Apple has closed the signing window for iOS 8.4.1 and iOS 9.0. This means that users can no longer downgrade from  a more recent version of the operating system to either of those older builds. This is something Apple always does […]

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AWT News Update: September 30, 2015

Whew, we almost didn't get this podcast out today thanks to an incompatibility with some software. But we did, and the news is:

  • Software updates come hard and fast from Apple today
  • iFixit gets its hands slapped and the keys to the car taken away
  • iFixit also found out that the iPhone 6s isn't waterproof, but it's certainly more water resistant
  • Several third-party apps get the El Capitan treatment

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for September 30, 2015. I want to thank all of our listeners this month, as you pushed us to a new record number of podcast downloads. We appreciate everything you do for us!

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TextWrangler 5.0

Major new release for the free text editor with a number of new features. (Free, 9.5 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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iOS 9.0.2 fixes lockscreen privacy bug that allowed...

With the release of iOS 9.0.2 this morning Apple has fixed a flaw in the lockscreen that allowed anyone to access photos and contacts without actually unlocking the phone. The bug was widely publicized on Twitter and other social media outlets. Apple highlighted the change as the only security fix in today’s release in a […]

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Direct Mail 4.2.2 - Create and send great looking...

Direct Mail is an easy-to-use, fully-featured email marketing app purpose-built for OS X. It lets you create and send great looking email campaigns. Start your newsletter by selecting from a gallery of professionally-designed templates, then customize to your heart's content. Design Tests let you see how your email looks in a wide variety of email clients, including live mobile previews sent to your iPhone or iPad. You'll love not having to hassle with a slow, clunky, web-based editor. When you're ready to send, rely on Direct Mail's built-in email service to deliver your message in a flash. Campaign reports show you a clear summary of opens, clicks, and more. Grow your mailing list by creating customizable subscribe forms and publish them to your website or Facebook. Direct Mail is free for up to 50 emails per month. If you would like to send more, there are a number of pricing options available...

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Apple removes iOS app chronicling victims of US...

Apple has pulled an app from the iOS App Store, Metadata+, claiming that its documentation of deaths in U.S. military drone strikes is "content that many users would find objectionable."

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Google Lines Up a Batch of Marshmallow-Ready Hardware

Google on Tuesday introduced a pair of new phablets, a couple of Chromecasts and the first tablet it built by itself. The unveilings took place at the company's Nexus event in San Francisco. Months of leaks drew very accurate portraits of the $499 Huawei Nexus 6P and $379 LG Nexus 5X and other Android hardware, but Google filled in the details ahead of the expected Oct. 5 release of its next mobile operating system: Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Google has billed the Nexus 6P as its "most premium phone" to date.

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Pad & Quill Classic Band for Apple Watch

Up to this point, the only band that I had on my 42mm Space Gray Apple Watch Sport Edition was the standard plain black sport band. Now, I have no complaints with the band -- it's comfortable, lightweight, and flexes with my arm -- but it's just plain boring. So it was with a great deal of excitement that I installed a new Pad & Quill Classic Band for Apple Watch (US$89.95) on my Watch. Read on for a full review.


If you like classic leather watch bands, then you'll be completely in love with the Classic Band. Like all of Pad & Quill's products, it is handmade and even signed on the back by the artisan who did the leatherwork. That's a personal touch that you just don't find on the impersonal, machine-made bands that Apple sells. You'd think that for $149, perhaps Apple could grace its leather Classic...

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Scrivener 2.70 - Project management and word...

Scrivener is a project management and writing tool for writers of all kinds that stays with you from that first unformed idea all the way through to the first - or even final - draft. Outline and structure your ideas; take notes; storyboard your masterpiece using a powerful virtual corkboard; view research while you write; track themes using keywords; dynamically combine multiple scenes into a single text. Scrivener has already been enthusiastically adopted by best-selling novelists and novices alike. Outline... Edit... Storyboard... Write.Version 2.70: El Capitan-Compatible

  • El Capitan-ready: minor updates and fixes for 10.11 compatibility.

Updated UI

  • Icons and UI updated for a more modern look consistent with El Capitan and Yosemite.

Updated File Format

  • File format updated for compatibility with future mobile versions. Upon opening existing projects, you will be prompted to update them. (...

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TwistedWave Audio Editor: $15

We have a deal on an audio recorder and editor for your Mac called TwistedWave. You might remember Mark Greentree's review of the iOS version for TMO in 2012 where it got 4 stars. TwistedWave supports a huge amount of file formats, including WAV, AIFF, CAF, MP2, MP3, Mpeg4/AAC, ALAC, FLAC, Ogg/Vorbis, WavPack, Wave64, AU, SD2, and WMA. it can detect silence, supports batch processing of multiple files, change pitch, multichannel editing, has mastering features, and much more. It's priced at $80, but you can get it for $15 through our deal.

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Safari 9.0

Update brings many of the features available in Safari 9.0 for OS X 10.11 El Capitan to 10.10 Yosemite and 10.9 Mavericks. (Free, 85.4 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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Apple blocks iFixit dev account following fourth-gen...

Apple has banned iFixit's developer account and pulled its app from the App Store after the repair firm dismantled a fourth-generation Apple TV dev kit it received as part of Apple's pre-release program.

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Apple releases iOS 9.0.2 update

It’s not the biggest iOS update in the world, but it might make a difference.
On Wednesday, Apple released iOS 9.0.2. The update, a 71.8 megabyte download, offers the following fixes and changes:
– Fixes an issue with the setting to turn on or off app cellular data usage.
– Resolves an issue that prevented iMessage activation for some users.

– Resolves an issue where an iCloud backup could be interrupted after starting a manual backup.
– Fixes an issue where the screen could incorrectly rotate when receiving notifications.
– Improves the stability of Podcasts.
iOS 9.0.2 is available as an over-the-air update or via iTunes and requires an iPhone 4s or later, iPad 2 or...

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Review: Speck CandyShell Clear and CandyShell Inked...

While many case companies have started retroactively adding "iPhone 6s" to their existing cases, Speck has recently introduced two new cases designed for iPhone 6/6s. (We tried the cases on the 6s, as we will continue to do going forward.) CandyShell Clear ($35) is Speck's first completely clear case, offering CandyShell protection while showing off the iPhone 6s. CandyShell Inked Jonathan Adler ($50) is a special series in conjunction with renowned designer Jonathan Adler. The line comes in seven different designs. Coverage for the sleep/wake button and volume controls are included on both cases.{/exp:char_limit}

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Apple yanks iFixit app from the store, bans...

The electronics repair site iFixit says that after it published its detailed teardown of the upcoming Apple TV hardware, Apple reached out to say that the company had violated the developer agreement and revoked the account that was used to obtain the device. The iFixit app, which was previously available on the App Store for free, […]

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Apple Bans iFixit Developer Account and Removes App...

After the new fourth-generation Apple TV was announced on September 9, Apple provided developers with Apple TV Dev Kits to be used to create tvOS apps for the device. Teardown site iFixit took apart one of those Apple TV units meant for developers and has now run into some repercussions for doing so. According to a post on the iFixit blog, the teardown, which unveiled all of the internal components of the new Apple TV, violated Apple's terms and conditions. As a result, iFixit's developer account was banned, leading to the removal of the iFixit app from the App Store. iFixit's Apple TV unit was sent directly from Apple with the same restrictions placed on Apple TV units sent to other developers, but iFixit ignored the fine print. "We weighed the risks, blithely tossed those risks over our shoulder, and tore down the Apple TV anyway,"...

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iOS 9: iPhone Battery Dying? Emergency? Low Power...

iOS 9 introduces a new feature to the iPhone called "Low Power Mode." Like Apollo 13 on the way to the Moon, it shuts down non-essential services in an effort to maintain an emergency lifeline. That is, enough juice to make and hold an emergency phone call, be located, or utilize Wi-Fi. Here's how to activate it.

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Skype for Mac now supports Split View on OS X El...

Just in time for Apple’s official release of OS X El Capitan, Microsoft is out with a new version of Skype with features only available on the new operating system. Available in Skype 7.13 for Mac, the messaging and video chatting app now supports Apple’s new Split View feature for running Skype side-by-side with another […]

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OS X El Capitan still exposed to vulnerabilities in...

OS X El Capitan, launched earlier on Wednesday, still contains serious vulnerabilities in its Gatekeeper and Keychain features, according to security researchers.

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Prosoft releases Data Rescue ONE All-In-ONE Recovery...

Prosoft Engineering has released Data Rescue ONE for Mac OS X (10.7.5 or higher), which combines software, hardware and services into one product.
Data Rescue ONE is a self-contained computer hard drive recovery solution. Designed to be easy to use, it doesn’t require any special technical expertise, nor do you need to download or install software, says Prosoft CEO Greg Brewer. Data Rescue ONE can recover your photos, music, emails, videos and important documents in just one click.
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The News about Apple News

“iOS 9: A Take Control Crash Course” author Josh Centers takes you on a tour of the new Apple News app in iOS 9, offering tips and tricks. Does it offer enough to appease serious news junkies? 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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OS X El Capitan is here: Quick instructions on how...

OS X 10.11 El Capitan just became available for download and installation by Mac owners. Here's a quick guide on how to make a fast and easy transition from OS X Yosemite to OS X El Capitan.

Check your system to make sure it can run OS X El Capitan

If your Mac is running OS X Yosemite, your Mac can run El Capitan as the two operating systems have the same system requirements. If you're doing an update from an earlier version, here's a list of the minimum Mac models that can run El Capitan -- just know that the Mac must have a 64-bit CPU, meaning an Intel Core 2 Duo or newer processor:

  • iMac (mid-2007 or newer)
  • MacBook (13-inch aluminum late 2008 or 13-inch early 2009, or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch mid-2009, 15-inch mid/late 2007, 17-inch late 2007 or newer) MacBook Air (late 2008 or newer)
  • Mac mini (early 2009 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (early 2008 or newer)
  • Xserve (early 2009)


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Apple releases Safari 9 for Yosemite

Our review of El Capitan and our hands-on with Safari 9 in El Capitan takes a deep dive with key new features in Apple’s browser that are quite useful. But if you’re not ready to upgrade to El Capitan just yet, you’re in luck. Apple released Safari 9 for Yosemite on Wednesday, which has some of the features in Safari for El Capitan.According to Apple, the new features in Safari 9 for Yosemite include:To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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OS X El Capitan is to Yosemite as Snow Leopard was...

Apple has released OS X El Capitan, a new version of OS X that refines the Mac experience and improves system performance. El Capitan is to OS X Yosemite as Snow Leopard was to Leopard. In other words, it concentrates more in improvements and performance gains rather than new features. 

El Capitan introduces enhancements to window management, built-in apps and Spotlight search, and makes everyday activities — from launching apps to accessing email — faster and more responsive, according to Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. He adds that El Capitan offers 1.4x acceleration in app launching, 2x acceleration in app switching, 3x accleration for the display of the first Mail messages, and up to 4x faster speed sin opening PDFs in Preview.

OS X El Capitan refinements begin with the new system font, San Francisco, the typeface probably best known as the typeface on the Apple Watch. Mission Control, which lets you view all open windows,...

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First look video: Split View, new Mission Control in...

Apple's next-generation Mac operating system, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, is now available as a free download, and compatible with all Macs that run OS X Yosemite. AppleInsider offers a quick rundown of a couple of the things you can do with your newly updated Mac.

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Black Hats Offer Million-Dollar iOS 9 Bug Bounty

Zerodium has posted a million-dollar bounty for juicy iOS 9 bugs or jailbreaks.
Zerodium runs a market where exploits and vulnerabilities are bought and sold, according to Damballa. "While there is no insight into a specific buyer, we can assume if an exploit for iOS 9 is found, Zerodium will sell it for way more than $1 million," wrote Loucif Kharouni, senior threat researcher at Damballa. "Finding an iOS 9 security breach would have severe repercussions for millions of iPhone users."

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Apple Releases iOS 9.0.2 With Important Security Fix

Apple has released iOS 9.0.2 with some minor bug fixes and an important security fix related to Siri. According to the notes, "A person with physical access to an iOS device may be able to access photos and contacts from the lock screen."

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BBEdit 11.1.3 - Powerful text and HTML editor. (...

BBEdit is the leading professional HTML and text editor for the Mac. Specifically crafted in response to the needs of Web authors and software developers, this award-winning product provides a plethora of features for editing, searching, and manipulation of text. BBEdit transforms text with high performance. An intelligent interface provides easy access to BBEdit's best of class features including grep pattern matching, search and replace across multiple files, function navigation and syntax coloring for numerous source code languages, FTP and SFTP open and save, AppleScript, Perl, and OS X Unix scripting support, glossary support, and a complete set of HTML tools.Version 11.1.3: Fixes

  • "Convert to Table" now generates thead and tbody containers when "First Line is Header" is turned on.
  • Fixed bug in which some options in the Text Options sheet were inappropriately enabled for the Find and the Multi-File Search windows.
  • Fixed a performance...

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Upgrade Vtrak E-Class for Mac to current 3.36...

Forums: HardwareSince Apple has stopped paying Promise to build and test upgraded firmware for the e610f for Mac, there have been two very full firmware updates for the e610f. Does anyone know if there's a way to get these out of warranty mac e610f controllers to accept a regular e610f firmware update?

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MediaTek outs two new SDKs for building HomeKit...

MediaTek is today launching support for Apple’s new HomeKit platform for iPhone-connected home automation accessories with new SDKs for two of the company’s systems-on-a-chip (SoC) products. That means that manufacturers using the MediaTek chips can now easily support HomeKit for controlling products from iOS apps and Siri. MediaTek, a pioneering fabless semiconductor company and a […]

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TextWrangler 5.0 - Free general purpose text editor...

TextWrangler is the powerful general purpose text editor, and Unix and server administrator's tool. Oh, and also, like the best things in life, it's free. TextWrangler is the "little brother" to BBEdit, a leading professional HTML and text editor. Features:

  • General Purpose Text Editor
  • Programmer's Text Editor
  • Unix And Server Administrator's Tool
  • Powerful Text Transformer And Manipulator
  • Good Mac OS Citizen
  • Powerfully Useful Tool
  • Product developed in the best traditions of Bare Bones Software, with high performance, ease of use, a rich feature set, and the ability to read its own release notes

Version 5.0: Note: Now requires OS X 10.8.5 or later. Additions

  • The results windows for Find Differences are all new. Among other things, the old three-window presentation is gone, replaced by a single window which...

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Apple OS X El Capitan 10.11 - Apple's newest...

Apple OS X El Capitan, the latest version of the Mac operating system, builds on the groundbreaking features and beautiful design introduced in OS X Yosemite, refining the experience and improving performance in lots of ways that you’ll enjoy everyday. El Capitan introduces enhancements to window management, built-in apps and Spotlight search, and makes everyday activities -- from launching apps to accessing email -- faster and more responsive. Metal, Apple’s breakthrough graphics technology, is integrated into El Capitan delivering system-wide performance gains and enabling games and pro apps to tap into the full power of Mac graphics processors.Version 10.11:

  • Make the most of your screen with Split View.
    • Focus on two apps at once -- neatly arranged side by side -- in full screen without distractions.
  • Take control of your desktop with Mission Control.
    • View all your open windows in a single layer with no overlap,...

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Apple Unleashes OS X El Capitan: What to Do Now

Apple has unleashed its next version of OS X for the Macintosh, named El Capitan. In this release, Apple has officially focused on the user experience and performance, but this new version will have traditional attention to stability and security. Here's a rundown of how to to be properly ready before you pull the trigger.

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Apple releases OS X 10.11 El Capitan to the App Store

Apple has just released the final public version of OS X El Capitan, version 10.11 of the Mac's operating system. As with all recent OS X releases, you'll need to download El Capitan from the Mac App Store on a Mac running OS X 10.6.8 or higher.
El Capitan isn't the most exciting update Apple has ever released, but there are enough changes above and under the hood to make it worth an upgrade: an improved Mission Control with a Split View mode for full screen apps, updates to Spotlight and several of Apple's apps, the Metal graphics API, System Integrity Protection, networking improvements, and other small tweaks. We cover the important stuff in our full review.
For more on system requirements for El Capitan (and for more specific requirements for...

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Apple releases OS X 10.11 El Capitan with Safari 9,...

Apple on Wednesday released to the public the completed OS X 10.11 El Capitan, making a variety of enhancements to features like Safari and Spotlight, while simultaneously ramping up Mac performance.

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Apple Releases OS X 10.11 El Capitan With Improved...

Apple today released OS X 10.11 El Capitan to the public, making the newest Mac operating system available for free to Mac users around the world. OS X El Capitan went through eight developer betas before the golden master version of the software was released on September 9. OS X El Capitan is still rolling out to users, but it can be downloaded using the Software Update function in the Mac App Store, and it will run on all Macs capable of running OS X Yosemite. Here is a direct link for the update: OS X El Capitan. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. As an update complementary to OS X Yosemite, as the OS X El Capitan name suggests,...

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Apple Music Launches in China for $1.57 Per Month

Apple announced on Wednesday it was launching Apple Music, iTunes Movies, and iBooks in China, a significant expansion in digital media in the world's largest market. Apple Music in China will be priced well below the U.S. price, at just 10 CNY, or $1.57 per month. Apple Music will also offer the same 90 day free trial offered in other markets.

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iOS 9.0.2 is available, get it now

Apple has released a small (72.5 MB) update to iOS 9. Here are the release notes:

The update took only about 20 seconds to download, then a few minutes to install. As noted, information on the security content of the update can be found at

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Apple Safari 9.0 - Apple's Web browser. (Free)

Note: The direct download link is currently unavailable, but will be added as soon as it's public. Apple Safari is Apple's web browser that comes with OS X Yosemite. Safari is faster and more energy efficient than other browsers, so sites are more responsive and your notebook battery lasts longer between charges. Built-in privacy features are stronger than ever. It works with iCloud to let you browse seamlessly across all your devices. And it gives you great ways to find and share your favorites. Put it all together, and no other browser offers such a rich web experience.Version 9.0:

  • Adds controls to mute audio in Safari tabs
  • Adds additional viewing options for Safari Reader
  • Improves website AutoFill compatibility
  • OS X 10.10 or later

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Apple releases iOS 9.0.2, fixes problems with iCloud...

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Apple has just released iOS 9's second minor bugfix update in as many weeks. iOS 9.0.2 resolves another handful of small-but-pressing issues that users have been having since iOS 9 came out earlier this month.
An iCloud bug that could interrupt a backup after a user initiated one manually has been fixed, as has a problem with iMessage activation. If you've noticed problems with screen orientation when receiving notifications, that has been resolved too. A nondescript "issue" with toggling cellular data for particular apps has been fixed. And the stability of the built-in Podcasts app has been improved just in time for International Podcast Day.
The update is...

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Apple issues third beta of iOS 9.1 to developers

Apple on Wednesday released the third pre-release beta of iOS 9.1 to developers, continuing its march toward the point-one release with a range of new emoji.

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Mail Designer Pro 2.5 optimized for OS X El Capitan

Equinux has revved Mail Designer Pro for Mac OS X to version 2.5. It's compatible with OS X El Capitan. The upgrade also sports a new sidebar that offers quick access to content and formatting controls.
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Apple releases iOS 9.0.2 with fixes for cellular...

Apple on Wednesday issued yet another maintenance and security update for its newly released iOS 9 mobile operating system, marking the second bug squashing for the platform in the past week.

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About the security content of iOS 9.0.2

This document describes the security content of iOS 9.0.2.

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Bare Bones Software releases TextWrangler 5.0 for El...

Bare Bones Software has released TextWrangler 5.0, an upgrade to its general purpose text editor for Mac OS X. It's built on a new, modernized foundation and compatible with OS X El Capitan.
TextWrangler 5.0 also introduces newly overhauled systems for Find Differences and syntax coloring. In addition, the upgrade introduces new built-in support for EditorConfig and adds dozens of other enhancements and new features.
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iOS 9.1 beta 3 Now Available

iOS 9.1 beta 3 Now Available

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iOS 9.1 beta 3 Now Available

iOS 9.1 beta 3 Now Available

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Apple Releases iOS 9.0.2 With Bug Fixes, Performance...

Apple today released iOS 9.0.2, a minor update that introduces bug fixes and performance improvements to iOS 9. The iOS 9.0.2 update comes one week after the release of iOS 9.0.1, the first update to iOS 9, and two weeks after iOS 9 was released to the public on September 16. iOS 9.0.2 is available immediately to all iOS 9 users as an over-the-air update. Like iOS 9.0.1, iOS 9.0.2 is a minor update that focuses on introducing some much-needed bug fixes and performance enhancements to Apple's newest operating system. This update contains bug fixes and improvements including: - Fixes an issue with the setting to turn on or off app cellular data usage - Resolves an issue that prevented iMessage activation for some users - Resolves an issue where an iCloud backup could be interrupted after starting a manual backup - Fixes an issue...

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Apple Seeds Third iOS 9.1 Beta to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of iOS 9.1 to registered developers for testing purposes, three weeks after seeding the first iOS 9.1 beta following its fall "Hey Siri" event and one week after releasing iOS 9.0.1, the first minor update to iOS 9. Apple has also just released iOS 9.0.2, another minor update to iOS. The new beta of iOS 9.1, build 13B5130b, is available as an over-the-air update and through the Apple Developer Center. iOS 9.1 includes new features for the iPad Pro, adding support for accessories like the Smart Keyboard and the Apple Pencil, both of which are deeply integrated into the operating system. It also includes features that will allow the iPhone to interact with the new Apple TV. iOS 9.1 also includes Unicode 8, adding support for emoji like the taco, burrito, cheese wedge, middle...

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Apple released a new iOS Firmware

Apple just released iOS 9.0.2 (Build 13A452) for:

  • iPad 2 (Wi-Fi) (iPad2,1) — Download
  • iPad 2 (GSM) (iPad2,2) — Download
  • iPad 2 (CDMA) (iPad2,3) — Download
  • iPhone 4s (iPhone4,1) — Download
  • iPad 2 (Wi-Fi, 2012) (iPad2,4) — Download
  • iPad 3 (Wi-Fi...

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Apple Releases iOS 9.0.2 with More Bug Fixes

The bugs keep crawling in, and Apple keeps squashing them, which is why we’re getting iOS 9.0.2 a mere week after 9.0.1. 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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BeLight Software offering Get Backup Pro for free...

BeLight Software is giving away free copies of its Mac backup and cloning app Get Backup Pro -- normally $19.95 -- today to get you ready for OS X El Capitan. The free deal is only available until 11:59 PDT tonight, so download it now!

According to BeLight, the most useful feature of Get Backup Pro is its cloning capability, which allows users to clone a Mac's HD or SSD to create a bootable backup disk. That's a great reason to download and install Get Backup Pro right now before you update to OS X El Capitan. 

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New iFixit Teardown discovers yet another Apple...

After Apple's Special event earlier this month we posted three reports about patents being fulfilled (one, two and three) which covered many products and new categories. Yesterday, thanks to the great investigative work done by iFixit's Jeff Suovanen, yet another Apple invention/patent may have been fulfilled.

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Deployment scripts for Office 2016

Last month, we started a community project to help IT pros with Office client deployments using PowerShell to streamline the process. For more details, see Office Deployment Scripts for IT Pros. A month later, it’s time to check in on some of the new developments with this project. As a reminder, all of the scripts are available on our GitHub repository and released under the MIT license.
Reorganized scripts
For starters, we’ve added a folder structure to help IT pros to find useful scripts quickly and easily. We’ve divided all scripts into different...

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Likes and @Mentions coming to Outlook on the web

Over the last several years, social networks have changed the way we communicate. In our personal lives, we show our approval by “Liking” a friend’s status update on Facebook and we “@Mention” others in a Twitter post to call attention to it. In our workplace, these same social concepts became popular through enterprise social tools such as Yammer. Today we’re taking the next step and introducing Like and @Mention to workplace email in Outlook on the web.
Likes—bubbles up the best ideas
Email is a great way to share and collaborate on ideas, make plans and drive consensus with friends and coworkers. Email threads often grow in length with any number of suggestions, thoughts and counter-points added through the course of a discussion. The new Like feature in Outlook on the web provides an easy way to visibly endorse a specific email and call it out as something worth attention—perhaps a statement or idea you support.
To Like a message, simply click the ...

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New Mac Exploit Easily Bypasses Gatekeeper Security...

Apple introduced Gatekeeper in 2012, creating it as a method of protection for users against malicious threats by adding various layers of security during installation of Mac apps. The feature is intended to ensure that apps users try to install on their Macs are legitimste and signed by a registered developer, minimizing the threat of malware. But now, a security researcher has discovered a simple method of bypassing Gatekeeper using a binary file already trusted by Apple to attack a user's computer (via Ars Technica). Gatekeeper is meant solely to check the initial digital certificate when an app is downloaded on a Mac, ensuring that the program has been signed by an Apple-approved developer or at least comes from the Mac App...

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Is the new iPhone waterproof?

iFixIt:Over the weekend some brave Apple fans introduced their new iPhones to a life aquatic. The phones didn’t always emerge unscathed, but the overall trend is clear: the 6s and 6s Plus are dramatically less prone to liquid damage than their predecessors. So, what changed? After disassembling a couple of new iPhones in the name of science, here’s what we found.Remember, “dramatically less prone to liquid damage” does not mean “waterproof”. You still need to be very careful about getting your expensive electronics wet but it’s good to see Apple is taking baby steps towards helping the clumsy among us not damage our phones.∞ Read this on The Loop

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El Capitan Cache Cleaner 10.0 - Clear caches, access...

El Capitan Cache Cleaner is an award-winning general purpose tool for OS X. ElCC makes system maintenance simple with an easy point-and-click interface to many OS X functions. Novice and expert users alike will appreciate the powerful toolset ElCC provides. El Capitan Cache Cleaner is one of the world's leading maintenance tools, with millions of downloads around the globe. Maintenance. El Capitan Cache Cleaner is a one-stop solution for all of your OS X maintenance needs. Intel or PPC, Tiger or El Capitan, ElCC has the tools to keep your system running at its best. ElCC Documents and the ElCC Engine maintain system health by providing full automation of common maintenance chores, including virus scanning of Internet downloads. The ElCC Engine can even repair permissions automatically after software installations. With the ElCC Engine, powerful system maintenance and antivirus can be completely transparent or as close as your menu bar. ...

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Initial Apple Music trial subscriptions coming to an...

It’s time to check in on your free trial of Apple Music, especially if you’re not sure exactly when the free trial ends and billing kicks in.
As of today, it’s been three months since the Apple Music rollout. If you’re looking to check your specific status, follow these instructions:
– On your iOS device, fire up the Music app.
– Tap the user silhouette icon in the upper left corner (left side of the title bar) to load the Account page.

– Select View Apple ID from the Account page.
– If prompted, enter your Apple ID password.
– On the Account Settings page, tap the Manage button (under Subscriptions, just below...

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What’s new in Project 2016

We are excited to announce availability of Project 2016. This release includes significant updates to Project Professional, Project Pro for Office 365 and Project Online. Project 2016 delivers on some of the most requested capabilities: Resource Management and Resource Capacity Planning. Supporting these key capabilities are enhancements such as new Resource Engagements, a brand new experience for resource managers, and Capacity heat maps. Project 2016 now provides an end-to-end experience for managing and optimizing your resource utilization.
In addition to resource management, there are a host of improvements and new features to help you be more productive with Project, such as improved timelines, Tell Me integration and full support for Office Add-ins.
Resource Engagements
For project managers, securing resources to ensure your project is properly staffed has always been a challenge. With Project 2016, it’s now possible to systematically request a resource, and...

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Google Maps updated to 4.11.0, now compatible with...

You can now use Google Maps with your Apple Watch.
Which is both nifty and useful.
Google on Tuesday updated its Google Maps app for iOS to version 4.11.0, adding support for the Apple Watch. The app can now deliver directions on Apple’s wrist-worn device.

The new version also offers the following fixes and changes:
– Easily compare ETAs across driving, transit, walking & biking.
– Call business & get directions directly from a list of places.
– Get directions to places now on your Apple Watch.
– Bug fixes.
Google Maps requires iOS 7.0 or later to install and run.
If you’ve tried the new version and have any feedback...

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CleanMyMac 3.1 - Delete files that waste your disk...

CleanMyMac makes space for the things you love. Sporting a range of ingenious new features, CleanMyMac lets you safely and intelligently scan and clean your entire system, delete large, unused files, reduce the size of your iPhoto library, uninstall unneeded apps or fix the ones that started to work improperly, manage all your extensions from one place and do much more - all from one newly designed and beautifully simple interface.Version 3.1: What’s new

  • Full support of OS X 10.11 El Capitan.
  • Full support of OS X 10.11 El Capitan’s SIP (System Integrity Protection) security feature.
  • Added album artwork cache cleanup to iTunes Junk.
  • Added Adobe Premiere Pro media cache cleanup to System Junk.
  • ModuleCache folder gets cleaned as part of Xcode Derived Data on developers’ Macs.
  • Improved notification behavior for all permanent Health issues.
  • Improved item states on cleanup progress screens.
  • ...

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Improved Water Resistance of iPhone 6s Attributed to...

iFixit began its teardown of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus after the new smartphones became available last Friday, discovering the specifics of the smaller batteries, Taptic Engine, and 3D Touch display. After a few iPhone fans began extensive water resistance testing over the weekend, iFixit decided to revisit its teardown of the new devices with a renewed focus on components placed by Apple that could point to the company's interest in a more liquid-proof smartphone. The site closely inspected a strip of glue that acts as a gasket surrounding the entire inside edge of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, accounting in total for a slight 0.3mm increase in width when in comparison to last year's models. Described as "a string of sticky goop," iFixit theorizes that if Apple hadn't placed the gasket there to hold components in, perhaps "it was...

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Microsoft's Upcoming Flagship Store on New York...

Last year at this time we reported that Microsoft had confirmed its prime New York location for a retail store near Apple's famous Glass Cube Store. Today Microsoft announced that its Manhattan flagship store will open ...

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Use Safari’s responsive design mode in El Capitan

If you’ve got any interest in web development, take Safari’s Responsive Design Mode for a spin.∞ Read this on The Loop

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New Attack Bypasses Mac OS X Gatekeeper

msm1267 writes: Mac OS X's Gatekeeper security service is supposed to protect Apple computers from executing code that's not signed by Apple or downloaded from its App Store. A researcher, however, has built an exploit that uses a signed binary to execute malicious code. Patrick Wardle, a longtime Apple hacker, said Gatekeeper performs only an initial check on an application to determine whether it came from an untrusted source and should not be executed. Using a signed binary that passes the initial check and then loads a malicious library or app from the same or relative directory, however, will get an advanced attacker onto an OS X machine. Wardle disclosed his research and proof of concept to Apple, which said it is working on a patch, and may push out a short-term mitigation in the meantime.


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iPhone 6s Plus Component Costs Estimated to Begin at...

IHS iSuppli has once again taken apart the newest set of iPhones in an attempt to come as close as possible to estimating the actual component cost of the new devices. According to IHS iSuppli's teardown of the iPhone 6s Plus, the bill of materials for a 16 GB version comes to $231.50, with manufacturing costs and other minor items raising the overall price slightly to $236. One of the biggest areas of increased cost is related to 3D Touch, which adds about $10 to the overall component cost of the iPhone 6s Plus when combined with Apple's Taptic Engine used to fuel the new feature. It's these improvements that have boosted the new iPhone 6s Plus to cost around $16 more to manufacture than last year's iPhone 6 Plus, according to IHS Technology senior director of cost benchmarking...

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How Lotus F1 Team races the globe with Office 365...

To coincide with today’s news about the most significant set of OneDrive for Business updates since the service was first released, we continue our series on Lotus F1 Team’s real-world implementation of Office 365. We take an in-depth look at how Lotus F1 Team’s IT crew implemented OneDrive for Business to protect its intellectual property in one of the most highly competitive environments while enabling secure file sharing and access to key information by a team that’s on the go, traveling from race to race around the globe.
Following our first episode in the Lotus F1 Team series, we see how OneDrive for Business, activity auditing,...

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OneDrive for Business sync client preview and new...

Today marks a huge step forward with OneDrive for Business. It’s the most significant set of updates we’ve ever released. First and foremost, we’re delivering a rock-solid new sync experience. Beyond this, we have a new browser experience, mobile app improvements, critical new IT controls and extended developer experiences to enable people to do and achieve more with OneDrive for Business.
Our team has set up a site for you to reserve a spot for your organization to start testing out the limited preview of the new sync client. When the preview is ready, we’ll send you an email with instructions on how to download it and set it up. Updates across browser experiences, mobile apps, IT controls and developer experiences have already begun rolling out to Office 365.
If that isn’t enough OneDrive news for you, we’ve also...

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Data Loss Prevention in OneDrive for Business,...

Data Loss Prevention (DLP) capabilities protect your data where it is stored, when it is moved, and when it is shared. We first announced last year our plans to bring DLP to SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business, and today we are pleased to announce DLP will begin rolling out to OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online starting this week. By extending DLP to OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online, we are expanding upon the same protection you already have in Exchange, Outlook and Outlook on the web, offering broader protection of your data wherever it lives. In addition, Office 2016 also supports DLP in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook, scanning documents for defined sensitive information.
DLP in OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online
During the...

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Manage Users In OS X Server 5

There are four ways to create users in OS X Server 5, running on El Capitan or Yosemite. The first is using the Server app, the second is using Workgroup Manager (which barely works in OS X El Capitan and won’t install in El Capitan by default), the third is using the Users & Groups System Preference pane and the fourth is using the command line. In this article we will look at creating users in the Server app.
To do so, open the Server app and connect to your server. Then click on the Users entry in the ACCOUNTS list. The list of users is displayed, based on the directory domain(s) being browsed. A directory domain is a repository of account data, which can include local users, local network users and users in a shared directory service such as Open Directory and Active Directory.

The drop-down list allows you to see objects that are...

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Promote An OS X Server To A Replica

Previously, we looked at setting up an Open Directory Master in OS X Server. An Open Directory Replica keeps a copy of the Open Directory database available for users even when the Master goes offline. But it can also take a part of the load from the Open Directory Master and when using the new Locales feature, balance network traffic. To get started with an Open Directory Replica, first enable SSH, now disabled by default. If SSH is not enabled, you will not be able to create an Open Directory Replica. SSH is enabled on a server by opening the Server app, clicking on the name of the server and then clicking on the Settings tab. here, check the box for “Secure shell connections (SSH)”.

Next, use the changeip to check the host name. While the Server app is cool, it caches stuff and I’ve seen it let things go threat shouldn’t be let go. Therefore,...

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TMO Daily Observations 2015-09-30: iPhone 6s Live...

There's plenty to look at in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, so today Kelly Guimont joins Jeff Gamet to talk about Live Photos, Apple's new cameras, making the move from the iPhone 5s, and using 3D touch.

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Judgment day for Apple Music: Will you be...

Today marks the three-month anniversary of the launch of Apple Music, but more importantly, the end of the streaming service's free trial period for anyone who signed up on day one. At last count, six weeks after its debut, Apple counted over 11 mill...

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Apple has made Chinese owners of Biel Crystal...

Since the launch of the iPhone in 2007, Apple has used Biel Crystal materials for its cover glass which earned them the position of being the 'King of touchscreens' on a global level. Biel is owned by ...

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23andMe data helps shed light on common cause of...

Biotech company 23andMe is very open about the fact that it offers your genetic data from its DNA test kits to researchers -- with your consent, of course. Now, its contribution to a genetic study about polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a common ca...

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Commander One 1.1 supports OS X El Capitan

Eltima has revved Commander One, their first product developed entirely in Swift, to version 1.1.
The tool is a dual pane file manger. Commander One 1.1 is fully compatible with El Capitan, the latest major upgrade to OS X.
Commander 1.1 requires Mac OS X 10.9 or later. The free edition of the app is available for download from Eltima Software ( The Pro Pack is now available in a demo version; registration is US$29.95.

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Acorn 5.1 - Bitmap image editor. (Shareware)

Acorn is a new image editor built with one goal in mind - simplicity. Fast, easy, and fluid, Acorn provides the options you'll need without any overhead. Acorn feels right, and won't drain your bank account.

  • Take screenshots using Acorn and edit them right away.
  • Chain together image filters to create stunning effects.
  • Layer based image editing, an industry standard.
  • Make new images and layers using your built-in iSight.
  • Easy image and canvas resizing, just by changing the size of your window.
  • Take advantage of every pixel of your monitor with full screen image editing.
  • Tablet sensitive for pressure strokes and using the tablet's eraser.
  • Vector shape and text layers.
  • Freeform, elliptical, rectangular, and magic wand selections.
  • Gradients.
  • Create and apply custom text styles.
  • Control opacity and blending modes for each layer.
  • Write plugins using the...

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Mealworms convert Styrofoam waste into usable soil

Researchers have found a scourge for the 33 million tons of plastic dumped each year in the US: mealworms. A team from Stanford and China's Beihang University found that the beetle larvae stay perfectly healthy eating just Styrofoam, which is norma...

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CS Odessa releases Australia Map solution for...

CS Odessa ( has released the Australia Map Solution for ConceptDraw Pro 10. It's a collection of library objects, templates, and example drawing.
The Australia Map Solution offers optional levels of detail, showing sub-divisions of territory and local government areas, along with major cities and capitals. It's available for an US$25 charge to users of ConceptDraw Pro 10 and ConceptDraw Office 3, via the ConceptDraw Solution Park.
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NVIDIA's Shield TV goes on sale in the UK and...

In the six months since NVIDIA launched Shield TV, we've put it through its paces and called it best Android TV box money can buy. Consumers in the US have been able to get their hands on it since May, but now it's time for Europe to get in on the...

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How to Share Live Photos With Everyone (spoiler:...

Taking a Live Photo is pretty neat, and as long as you can iMessage someone running iOS 9, they can share in that neatness. If you want to share with other people, or even your Mac, you'll need an alternate solution. Kelly shows the easiest way to share out that amazing Live Photo for all the world to see, regardless of device.

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Paragon Software Group releases NTFS for Mac 14

Paragon Software Group has released Paragon NTFS for Mac 14, an upgrade to the solution to solve incompatibility issues between Mac OS X and Windows. The new version gives OS X full read and write access to Windows-formatted NTFS partitions.
NTFS for Mac 14 is compatible with OS X 10.11 El Capitan, and still supports all versions back to 10.8 Mountain Lion. To use, you simply install it and go to work. No further system adjustments are necessary once it's been installed.
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Drop-dead simple exploit completely bypasses Mac’s...

Enlarge / The file names in this screenshot have been redacted to protect the vulnerable. (credit: Patrick Wardle)

Since its introduction in 2012, an OS X feature known as Gatekeeper has gone a long way to protecting the Macs of security novices and experts alike. Not only does it help neutralize social engineering attacks that trick less experienced users into installing trojans, code-signing requirements ensure even seasoned users that an installer app hasn't been maliciously modified as it was downloaded over an unencrypted connection.
Now, a security researcher has found a drop-dead simple technique that completely bypasses Gatekeeper, even when the protection is set to its strictest setting. The hack uses a binary file already trusted by...

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GeForce Now puts PC games on your NVIDIA device for...

NVIDIA's GRID service wasn't the be-all, end-all of its cloud gaming ambitions... if anything, the company was just getting started. The crew in Santa Clara has unveiled GeForce Now, an $8 per month subscription service that streams PC games to al...

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ICYMI: Take-home laser razor, IKEA-building bot and...

Today on In Case You Missed It: A Kickstarter campaign for a razor has us all riveted. Rather than the cold, hard metal we're all used to, it uses a laser-beam to cut hair. Meanwhile roboticists at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore...

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Apple Music, iTunes Movies, iBooks now available in...

Apple Music, iTunes movies and iBooks are now available to customers in China. Launching with millions of songs in its catalog, Apple Music in China features music from artists including Eason Chan, Li Ronghao, JJ Lin and G.E.M., as well as a wide range of international artists including Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and many more. 

Fans can also rent or purchase movies from a selection of Chinese studios as well as Hollywood blockbusters on the iTunes Store, in addition to enjoying paid and free books from the iBooks Store. "For the first time, customers in China will have access to Apple’s entertainment ecosystem with music, movies and books right at their fingertips", says Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services.

Starting today (Sept. 30), music fans in China are invited to a three-month trial membership of Apple Music, after which a 10 RMB/month subscription fee will apply. There will also be a...

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Apple Music, iTunes Movies, iBooks now available in...

Apple today announced that Apple Music, iTunes Movies and iBooks are now available to customers in China. Launching with millions of songs in its catalog, Apple Music in China features music from artists including Eason Chan, Li Ronghao, JJ Lin and G.E.M., as well as a wide range of international artists including Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and many more.
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How to View Live Photos in iOS 9

Live Photos are one of the new features of the iPhone 6s and 6s+. They're neat, but how do you show them off? Kelly has the scoop on how to send them to other Apple users, who can see them, and how to make them available to everyone else.

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PlayStation Vue adds EPIX Hits to its streaming...

You might not be able to catch Optimus Prime on Netflix anymore, but soon you'll be able to see the autobot on PlayStation's TV alternative. After expanding its reach in the US, Vue has announced that it will offer EPIX Hits to the digital buffet o...

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Apple Music - Guided Tour: Apple Music Playlists (...

With Apple Music trial periods beginning to expire, the company has posted a series of videos on YouTube that offer guided tours to many features on the service. Below we have Guided Tour: Apple Music Playlists. It walks you through how to navigate playlists on the streaming service and breaks down the different types offered (Apple Editor Playlists, Activity Playlists, Curated Playlists). All of the icons and other features are explained, too.

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How to add Apple Pay support in watchOS 2's...

watchOS 2 allows you to easily add Apple Pay support in the Wallet app in watchOS 2. This gives you the ability to use merchant rewards and store-issued credit and debit cards on your Apple Watch.

To do so, make sure your iPhone is running iOS 9.x as you'll have to use the Apple Watch app on the smartphone to set up Apple Pay in watchOS 2. (Even if you're already using Apple Pay on your iPhone, you'll still need to add your payment cards to the Watch.) Then you should:

° Launch the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.

° Choose Wallet & Apple Pay.

° Select "Add credit or debit card." You'll be prompted you to implement a 4-digit passcode for you Watch if you haven't already done this.

° Sign into your iCloud account.

° Enter your credit card information. The credit card you use for the Apple...

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Kool Tools: iDevices HomeKit products

iDevices ( has announced a new, advanced set of HomeKit-enabled products, which will are available at Lowe’s. The product line includes the iDevices Switch, iDevices Outdoor Switch and iDevices Thermostat.
HomeKit is an Apple technology that enables you to control your home from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch using Siri and allows home devices to work together.
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NeoFinder ready for Mac OS X El Capitan

Norbert M. Doerner has released NeoFinder 6.8 (formerly known as CDFinder). It's an update of the app that helps you keep track of your digital files, photos, songs, movies, fonts on hard drives, USB sticks, servers, Blu-ray disks, DVD-ROMs, CDROMs, and any other digital media.
NeoFinder ( generates thumbnails and metadata of your files, for powerful search possibilities, smart folders, albums, and more. Version 6.8 is certified to run Mac OS X El Capitan. Also, NeoFinder 6.8 now can write Finder Tags for files and folders.
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Apple's 'WatchKit' is now a...

Late yesterday the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially deemed Apple's 'WatchKit' a Registered Trademark (RTM). Our report also covers ...

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MacXDVD Software gets overhaul with support for...

MacXDVD ( has completed an overhaul of its MacX DVD Ripper Pro and MacX Video Converter Pro with as many as 20 new profiles added.
Customers are welcome to update to the latest versions for better support of all the latest devices in the spotlight, covering iPhone 6S (Plus), iPad Pro, iPad Mini 4, the New Apple TV, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and more. MacX Video Converter Pro supports over 370 audio/video codecs, allowing you to convert just about any video to just about any format on Mac.
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Twelve South's HiRise models work just fine...

Twelve South’s US$34.95 HiRise has been around for a while, but it works great with the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. It's also now available in a "deluxe" version.

The HiRise is a stylish pedestal of silver brushed metal that works exclusively with the Apple Lightning cable (not included) and is small enough to sit anywhere in your home or office. The metal pedestal elevates the iPhone for FaceTime chats, hands-free calls, desktop charging, viewing apps and streaming music. It does this without blocking your speakers, mic or headphone ports as some docks do.

The HiRise works with just about any case, such as the OtterBox Defender, the Speck CandyShell, Apple’s iPhone 5s/5c cases, and Twelve South’s own BookBook. The HiRises’ sliding rear support and multiple height clips can accommodate all these cases and more, or you can use it with no case on the iPhone at all.

The HiRise Deluxe kicks things up a notch...

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Patent options expand with mobile healthcare apps

The number of mobile health applications available to consumers now surpasses 165,000, as developers incorporate innovative data collection features linked to sensors and wearables, according to a new report released today by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.
While most available apps focus on overall wellness, healthcare systems and professionals are expressing greater interest and excitement in broader app use as barriers to mainstream adoption of mHealth are removed—especially in the area of chronic disease management.
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Herald 6.0 - Notification plugin for (Free)

Note: Versions 2.1.3 (for OS X 10.7), 3.0.6 (for OS X 10.8), 4.0.8 (for OS X 10.9), and 5.0.2 (for OS X 10.10) are no longer supported by the developer. Herald is a notification plugin for, Apple's Mac OS X email client. Inspired by the excellent Mail.appetizer plugin, Herald shows you popup notifications whenever you receive new Mail. It also allows you to perform common actions directly from within the notification window, including deleting messages, initiating replies, viewing messages in Mail, or marking messages as read. Herald's appearance is highly customizable, allowing you to change the background color, text color, size, shadow, transparency, and position of the window. Herald even provides a scrolling text view so you can read full messages without having to switch back to Mail. Herald is a free download and requires OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Note: Mail plugins are not officially supported by Apple. While Herald has been...

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Desktops such as the iMac will continue to thrive

In his famous "cars/trucks" analogy, the late Steve Jobs once said that tablets like the iPad would become most folks' choice for a personal computer while traditional computers (especially desktops) would be mainly for businesses and "power users." At the Sept. 9 media event announcing new iPhones, a new Apple TV and the iPad Pro, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the latter was "Apple's vision for the future of personal computing." But don't worry: the desktop isn't going anywhere soon.

In what will be good news for iMac fans (as well as those who love their Mac minis and Mac Pros), a recent survey by the IDC research group indicates that despite the continuous shift to mobility and the proliferation of portable devices such as "ultraslim" notebooks (such as the 12-inch MacBook), convertibles (which certainly includes the iPad Pro), and tablets, desktops are still the main PC...

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NTFS 14.0.382 - Provides full read and write access...

Paragon NTFS breaks down the barriers between Windows and OS X. Paragon NTFS effectively solves the communication problems between the Mac system and NTFS, providing full read and write access to Windows NTFS partitions under OS X. Excellent solution for end users, SOHO, and enterprise, supports all NTFS versions from Windows NT 3.1 to Windows 8 (NTFS versions 1.2, 3.0, and 3.1), and mounts the NTFS volumes as native ones. Features

  • Unprecedented high NTFS performance. The transfer rate is the same as with the native HFS file system!
  • Full read/write access to NTFS. OS X provides limited support of NTFS, the primary file system of any Windows® PC. With Paragon’s NTFS for you’ll get full read/write access to any version of NTFS under OS X
  • Support for OS X 10.5 and 10.6 (32 and 64 bit), and OS X 10.7-10.11
  • Easy to install. The driver is easily installed through a new user-friendly wizard
  • Easy to use. Mount any NTFS partition...

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The One-Time iPads-for-All Project in Los Angeles...

In December 2014 we posted a report titled "FBI Raids L.A. Unified and Removes Documents related to the ill-fated "iPads-for-all Project. Late last week the final chapter to this story finally surfaced with the Los Angeles Unified School District having reached ...

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Apple's Free OS X El Capitan Available (Later)...

Apple has announced that for the first time, customers in China will have access to Apple’s entertainment ecosystem with music, movies and books right at their fingertips. And, later today, Apple will make OS X El Capitan available for free.

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Tuesday September 29

Apple throws down the gauntlet with overhauled...

Apple is making it very clear how it uses your data with a revamp of its privacy policy, posted in full on the company’s website. In the process, Cupertino is also making it plain just how different it is from other tech companies.Apple affirmed its commitment to customer privacy a year ago, and Tuesday’s update covers everything new in iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan. The company isn’t just issuing platitudes about how great its privacy protections are—it dives into real detail about how its various services use and protect your data....

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PDFpenPro 7.3.1 - Advanced PDF toolkit for HTML...

PDFpenPro allows users to edit PDF's easily. Add text, images and signatures. Fill out PDF forms. Merge or split PDF documents. Reorder and delete pages. Create fillable forms and tables of content with PDFpenPro! Even correct text and edit graphics! The Pro version adds these additional features that the regular version does not:

  • Create cross-platform fillable PDF forms
  • Add interactive signature fields to forms
  • Create and edit Table of Contents
  • Convert websites into PDFs
  • Correct typos in OCR text layer
  • Add and edit document permissions
  • Automatic form creation - detects text fields and check boxes in existing PDF and makes them fillable
  • Create submit buttons to submit form data via web or email
  • Gather submitted form data via backend integration
  • Export in Microsoft® Excel (.xlsx, .xls), Microsoft® PowerPoint (.pptx, .ppt), and PDF Archive (PDF/A) formats (...

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NetSpot Pro 2.4.623 - Wireless survey tool. (...

NetSpot Pro is a simple and accessible wireless survey tool for Mac users, which allows collecting, visualizing and analyzing Wi-Fi data using any MacBook. NetSpot Pro can visualize your wireless network by building a visual Wi-Fi map. It will let you see dead zones without coverage and place hotspots (Access Points) correctly. Using the visualized map of collected wireless data you will also see channels' load and will be able to decide how to optimize your Wi-Fi site better. NetSpot Pro is a powerful analyzer of Wi-Fi coverage. Just in a couple of clicks you can load your area map, point your location on the map and NetSpot Pro starts collecting Wi-Fi data around you. It will gather all the needed information for radio signal leakages analyzing, noise sources discovering, access points effective location, etc. You can also use NetSpot Pro as a powerful wireless network planning tool. Load a map, collect wireless site survey data, build a heatmap of your...

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PDFpen 7.3.1 - Edit and annotate PDFs with ease. (...

We're also offering PDFpenPro for 50% off! PDFpen allows users to easily edit PDF's. Add text, images and signatures. Fill out PDF forms. Merge or split PDF documents. Reorder and delete pages. Even correct text and edit graphics! Features

  • Add text, images and signatures to PDF
  • Correct text in original PDF with editable text blocks
  • Fill out interactive PDF forms and sign them
  • Redact or erase text, including OCR text
  • Search and redact text; search and replace text
  • Export in Microsoft® Word format
  • Scan directly from Image Capture or TWAIN scanners
  • Perform OCR (Optical Character Recognition) on scanned documents
  • Viewable OCR layer for proofing OCR text from scanned pages
  • Adjust resolution, color depth and contrast, skew, and size of an image or scanned document
  • Sign PDF forms via interactive...

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Apple purchases 200 acres of land in Oregon to...

Oregon news outlet The Bulletin reports that Apple has purchased nearly 200 acres of land in Prineville, Oregon this week. The property purchased this week is directly adjacent to Apple’s already existing facility in the city. Apple reportedly paid $3.6 million for its new 200 acre plot. Apple hasn’t specified its plans for the land […]

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Mmo4pal to play within the game.

Forums: HardwareTags: Mmo4palIf you are enthusiasts of FIFA games, you may spot the pattern. In FIFA fourteen, pace was powered. In FIFA 15, speed was overpowered. what’s going upon in FIFA 16?
FIFA 16 is the biggest football game on the planet. There are two possible answers. EA has found the simplest method to make fans feel like yearly purchase. Another is that the balanced game doesn’t exist.
Nevertheless, EA is creating a non-existent perfect. many fans have found which playing FIFA 16 has getting how challenging, particularly for the very first few hours. The biggest alter is passing. It represents a far more dramatic shift to play within the game.
It also means there’s an amount of realism at playing you won't ever seen before from here. Protecting has...

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Fifa 16 coins to have lots of money for transfers

Forums: Archiware PresSTORETags: FIFA 16 CoinsWithin FIFA 16 Career mode may be Fifa 16 coins
the ability to have lots of money for transfers to buy the players you want for your squads. One way to get this done nice and quick is in order to unlock the financial takeover item in the EASFC Catalogue.
You need from the main menu to visit the end on the right underneath the customise tab and then you’ll begin to see the catalogue on the right. Go into it and then you need to scroll across to the Profession tab. There’s a financial takeover with regard to level 10, 25 and 35 so as a whole there’s three to get. The larger they are means the more income that you’ll get for your own transfer kitty....

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Apple, Microsoft Tout Their Privacy Policies To Get...

jfruh writes: Apple hasn't changed its privacy policy in more than a year — but that didn't stop the company from putting up a glossy website explaining it in layman's terms. Microsoft too has been touting its respect for its users's privacy. This doesn't represent any high-minded altruism on those companies' parts, of course; it's part of their battle against Google, their archrival that offers almost all of its services for free and makes its money mining user data.


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Apple Music, iTunes Movies and iBooks debut in China

Apple announced a major expansion to its digital content offerings on Wednesday local China time as the company introduced the huge Asian market to Apple Music, iTunes Movies and iBooks services.

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Apple Music, iTunes Movies, and iBooks now available...

Apple today announced via a press release that its Apple Music, iTunes Movies, and iBooks services are now available to customers in China. The company says that Apple Music is launching in China with “millions” of songs, including local artists like Eason Chan, Li Ronghao, JJ Lin and G.E.M, as well as international stars like […]

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Apple published a new Press Release
Poll: As Apple Music free trial expires, are you...

When Apple Music officially launched earlier this year, we ran a poll seeing where people were switching from to use the service. A surprising 33 percent of the 18,000 responses said they were switching from Spotify to Apple Music, while another 23 percent said Apple Music was their first streaming service. At the time, however, anyone […]

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Estimated iPhone 6s build cost pegged at $211.50,...

Despite Tim Cook's harsh dismissal of "guesstimators," research firm IHS Technology claims Apple's latest iPhone 6s and 6s Plus hardware bears material costs of $211.50 and $236, respectively.

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Google Adds Apple Watch App for Google Maps

Google Maps joined the Apple Watch bandwagon Tuesday. An update to the Google Maps client for iOS slipped in an Apple Watch app along with new comparison feature for different travel modes.

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Apple's enterprise business made $25B in past...

During an interview at the BoxWorks 2015 conference on Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed enterprise sales generated $25 billion over the past 12 months, or roughly 14 percent of the company's revenue for the trailing year.

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∞ Black Stone Cherry: White Trash Millionaire

I love these guys—just straight ahead Rock.

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Google tries again to Challenge the iPhone 6s with...

Today Google introduced two new Nexus smartphones, the Nexus 6P at $700 and Nexus 5X at $559 along with the new Google Pixel C Tablet that's a unique 2-in-1 device that's a combined tablet and magnetised keyboard.

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AWT News Update: September 29, 2015

OS X El Capitan's coming tomorrow - are you ready to upgrade?

  • Make sure you get a good full backup or Time Machine backup of your favorite Mac tonight
  • Google Maps comes to Apple Watch
  • Pixar gets hands-on with the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil
  • Apple Pay may end up in the Great White North in October

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As you may have noticed on Apple World Today this afternoon, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan will...

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iOS 9 and Swift Adventure Bundle: $39

Check out this developer tutorial deal called the iOS 9 and Swift Adventure Bundle. It includes Rick and Jenna's iOS 9 Adventure Course and Swift: Learn Apple's Programming Language. Together these two courses feature 400 lectures and 36 hours of video content. Through our deal you can get this bundle for $39.

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Edit your photos using third-party extensions in...

With OS X El Capitan, you can install third-party photo editing extensions on your Mac and use them right alongside the built-in tools in Photos.

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Apple buys nearly 200 acres of land for Oregon data...

In line with rumors earlier this year, Apple last Friday closed on a $3.6 million purchase of nearly 200 acres of land in Prineville, Ore., a land grab that could double the size of existing iCloud data center operations in the region.

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While Apple's CEO attended the BoxWorks Fireside event today as scheduled, Box Inc. announced a new mobile application for Apple's iPhone and iPad called Box Capture. The business-oriented photo/video app comes as Box seeks to become more ingrained in ways employees work outside of offices.

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Found on Mars: Cool, Clear Water?

Dark, narrow streaks going downhill at four locations on Mars are evidence of water flowing on the planet. Called "recurring slope lineae," the streaks are approximately the length of a football field, according to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. They are believed to have been formed by the seasonal flow of water. Lujendra Ojha of the Georgia Institute of Technology noticed these lineae as an undergraduate student at the University of Arizona in 2010. His team's report on the research was published Monday in Nature Geoscience.

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iOS 9 'Wi-Fi Assist' Could Lead To Huge...

Dave Knott writes: One of the new features introduced in iOS9 is "Wi-Fi Assist." This enables your phone to automatically switch from Wi-Fi to a cellular connection when the Wi-Fi signal is poor. That's helpful if you're in the middle of watching a video or some other task on the internet that you don't want interrupted by spotty Wi-Fi service. Unfortunately, Wi-Fi Assist is enabled by default, which means that users may exceed their data cap without knowing it because their phone is silently switching their data connection from Wi-Fi to cellular.


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OS X El Capitan Available as Free Update Tomorrow

OS X El Capitan, the latest major release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, will be available Wednesday, September 30, as a free update for Mac users. El Capitan builds on the groundbreaking features and beautiful design of OS X Yosemite. “People love using their Macs, and one of the biggest reasons is the power and ease of use of OS X,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “El Capitan refines the Mac experience and improves performance in a lot of little ways that make a very big difference. Feedback from our OS X beta program has been incredibly positive and we think customers are going to love their Macs even more with El Capitan.”

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Tip of the Day: Adjusting video recording quality...

When Apple introduced 60 fps video recording on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, it helpfully added a setting in iOS 8 to toggle it on and off. With the higher resolutions now offered by the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, iOS 9 expands these settings to provide even further control over both the recording resolution and frame rates....

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News: Google Maps gets Apple Watch support

Google has released an update to Google Maps adding support for getting directions using the Apple Watch. This latest update allows users to route to home or work directly from the wearable device, or view any other directions that have been plotted using the app on the iPhone. In addition to Apple Watch support, the Google Maps iOS update also allows users to compare ETAs across driving, transit, walking and biking routes, and call businesses and…

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Review: BenQ treVolo Bluetooth Portable...

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Google Maps comes to the Apple Watch in latest iOS...

Google has released an updated version of its mapping application for iOS that includes several new features, including an Apple Watch app. Along with the new watch app comes the ability to compare ETAs for different modes of transportation, such as biking and walking. Users can now also call a business or get directions to […]

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Google Maps for iOS Gains Apple Watch App

Google today updated its Google Maps app for iOS to version 4.11.0, adding support for the Apple Watch. As of today, there's a Google Maps app that delivers directions on Apple's wrist-worn device. Along with a new Apple Watch app, today's update also includes a tool for comparing estimated travel times across driving, transit, walking and biking directions, and it adds a feature for calling businesses and getting directions from a list of places. As with most updates, there are also unspecified bug fixes. What's New - Easily compare ETAs across driving, transit, walking & biking - Call business & get directions directly from a list of places - Get directions to places now on your Apple Watch - Bug fixesThis isn't Google's first app for the Apple Watch, but it will arguably be the most useful as there are many iOS users who still prefer to use Google Maps over Apple Maps. Google Maps can...

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Gear: Booq Shadow Messenger Bag

Booq’s new Shadow messenger bag is made to fit MacBooks from 12” to 15”. The bag comes in two variations — a black nylon bag or a gray fiber bag. We received the black nylon bag, and it happens to be a light ballistic nylon with water-repellent coating. As always, Booq’s Terralinq lost-and-found service comes with the bag.

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Win an Apple Watch or iPhone 6s from Macphun and...

Our friends at Macphun are sponsoring TMO this week ... and offering all of you a chance to win one of two Apple Watches or a brand new iPhone 6s! The folks at MacPhun have made entering this contest super simple. Just visit their contest page, enter your name, your email, your country and whether you use a Mac or a PC (you have to pick just one, you cross-platform-using ninjas!) and that's it, you're entered.

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$450 for a prepaid iPhone 6s seems like a typo, but...

From Apple’s latest flagship iPhone isn’t even a week old yet, but it’s already getting its first discount. Boost Mobile (part of the Sprint Network) offers the 16GB iPhone 6s in Space Gray for $549.99 (already $100 below list), but applying coupon code B6677847 during checkout drops your final price down to just $449.99 […]

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Microsoft is granted a Design Patent for HoloLens

In early 2015 Microsoft introduced HoloLens during a Windows 10 Special Event by Alex Kipman who is considered one of the 'Fathers of the Kinect' was assigned the HoloLens project. Today Microsoft ...

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Apple agrees to pay LA school district $4.2 million...

The Los Angeles Unified School District has reached a tentative settlement agreement with Apple over the failed plan to put iPads in the hands of every student and teacher in the district. Under the proposed settlement, Apple will pay $4.2 million to the district, according to the L.A. Times (
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SteerMouse 4.2.5 - Powerful third-party mouse driver...

SteerMouse is an advanced driver for USB and Bluetooth mice. It also supports Apple Mighty Mouse very well. SteerMouse can assign various functions to buttons that Apple's software does not allow, including double-clicks, modifier clicks, application switching, assignment of shortcut keys, "snap to" cursor movement, which moves the cursor to target (such as an OK button), and more. SteerMouse lets you control the cursor's Sensitivity on top of the Tracking Speed. (Apple's software only allows adjustment for the Tracking Speed.) By adjusting both configurations, you can customize the ideal setting for the cursor to fit the movements of your hand.Version 4.2.5:

  • Now supports OS X 10.11 El Capitan.
  • Problem solved where the Logitech G700 would be unstable.
  • OS X 10.4 or later

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Moshi iGlaze Napa brings the touch of leather to the...

Moshi iGlaze Napa case for iPhone 6s Plus. Photo ©2015 Steven Sande

No sooner had the Apple "Hey Siri" event been announced than Apple World Today started receiving information from case manufacturers about their lines for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Fortunately for all of the manufacturers, they could all breathe a sign of relief since Apple changed the dimensions of the phones so little that the same cases made for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus could be used for the new phones. Well, some manufacturers chose to release new cases anyway, and one of those is the Moshi iGlaze Napa (US$49.95), a very classy looking snap-on case for Apple's latest iPhones.


Moshi's design sense is one of the best in the industry, and the iGlaze Napa demonstrates that perfectly. The case is essentially a standard polycarbonate snap on case with a leatherette backing to it, but the...

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Happy Hour Podcast 034 | iPhone 6s and 6s Plus...

Apple’s iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are finally here and we’re giving you a rundown of our favorite features and overall impressions. Does the iPhone 6s live up to the hype? Check out this week’s episode for more details. The Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and through our dedicated RSS feed. […]

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Announcing general availability of ExpressRoute for...

Azure ExpressRoute for Office 365 enables organizations to establish a private, managed network connection to Office 365 as an alternative to connecting over the Internet. This direct connection offers customers more predictable network performance, an SLA for guaranteed availability and additional data privacy. As more organizations depend on Office 365 for document collaboration and communications, they will come to depend more and more on the network connectivity they have between their users and Office 365.
Today we’re pleased to announce that Azure ExpressRoute for Office 365 is now generally available from these network operators:

  • British Telecom
  • Equinix
  • Tata Communications
  • TeleCity Group
  • Verizon

You can read about how Microsoft is using ExpressRoute for Office 365 in the Microsoft IT whitepaper, “Optimizing network performance for Microsoft Office 365.”...

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iPhone 6s and 6s Plus 4K camera test [Video]

With the launch of Apple’s iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, users now have the option to shoot up 12-megapixel photos and 4K video at 30 fps. This is four times the video resolution found on the iPhone 6, but how does it perform? We’ve put together a new video test to find out exactly what […]

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A9 Chip Manufacturing Split 60/40 Between TSMC and...

Teardowns of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have revealed two different A9 chips inside the devices, one created by TSMC and one developed by Samsung, which is slightly smaller in size, having been manufactured on a 14-nanometer process instead of a 16-nanometer process. There was early some speculation that the chips were divided by model, with the iPhone 6s getting the smaller Samsung chip and the iPhone 6s Plus receiving the larger TSMC chip, but new data collected by an iOS developer suggests that is not the case. Hiraku Wang has created an app that's able to determine whether an iPhone has a TSMC chip or a Samsung chip, and has shared some data on results gathered from users who have installed his app. According to results from approximately 2,500 iPhones, there are more TSMC chips than Samsung chips. TSMC chips were found to be installed on 58.96...

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How to Revive The Levelator in El Capitan

If you’ve been using The Levelator to normalize volume in recorded audio, the bad news is that the orphaned app doesn’t work in El Capitan. The good news is that the fix is simple. 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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Pacifist 3.5.5 - Install individual files from .pkg...

Pacifist opens up .pkg installer packages, .dmg disk images, .zip, .tar. tar.gz, .tar.bz2, .pax, and .xar archives and more, and lets you extract or install individual files out of them. This is useful if you need to install just one file out of a package instead of the entire package (for example, if you deleted your Preview application and need to reinstall it, but not the whole operating system), or if you want to inspect a downloaded package to see what it will do before installing it. Pacifist can also load some archive types over HTTP, in case you want to extract just a single file from a large .zip archive without waiting for the entire archive to download. Finally, Pacifist can examine the kernel extensions installed in your system to let you see what installer installed them, and whether the installer was made by Apple or a third-party.Version 3.5.5:

  • Restored the Italian localization
  • Added a specific warning for when an attempted...

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WALTR 1.6.3 - Convert video and music directly for...

WALTR is designed to make it easy to convert and transfer any music or video file to an iPad or iPhone format for native playback. It supports a huge variety of media file types, including MP3, MP4, AVI, CUE, WMA, M4R, AAC, M4V, M4A, FLAC, ALAC, MKV, and more. It even supports file types that are not normally compatible with iOS, including MKV, AVI, FLAC, and CUE, allowing them to be played in the native Music and Movie apps on iOS. Using WALTR is simple. After closing iTunes, a user just needs to plug an iPhone or iPad into a Mac and open the WALTR app. The iOS device and its available storage space is listed at the top of the app, and files can be dragged to the blank space in the app for immediate transfer to the iOS device. Uploads begin as soon as a file is dragged into the WALTR app, and most uploads are very quick, taking a few seconds. Once a file has been transferred to the iPhone or iPad, it is accessible in either the native Movies or Music app on the...

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Apple releases second OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 beta...

Just under two weeks following the first beta, Apple has seeded a second beta of the upcoming OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 release to developers. The first version of El Capitan comes out on the Mac App Store for consumers tomorrow. The first 10.11.1 beta brought new emojis over from iOS to the Mac, and […]

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OS X El Capitan available tomorrow as as free update

As expected, Apple says Mac OS X El Capitan will be available on tomorrow (Wednesday, Sept. 30) as a free update for Mac users.
El Capitan builds on the features and design of OS X Yosemite. Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, says it "refines the Mac experience and improves performance in a lot of little ways that make a very big difference."
El Capitan will be available at the Mac App Store. It supports all Macs introduced in 2009 and later, and some models introduced in 2007 and 2008.

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Apple Seeds Second OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 Beta to...

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming OS X El Capitan update to developers for testing purposes, more than a week after releasing the first OS X 10.11.1 beta and one day before the scheduled public release of OS X El Capitan on September 30. The new beta is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store and through the Apple Developer Center. The first beta of OS X 10.11.1 introduced support for Unicode 8 and new emoji like taco, burrito, cheese wedge, hot dog, middle finger, and unicorn head. It is not clear what other improvements the first update to OS X El Capitan will bring, but it's likely to be a minor update that includes bug fixes and performance improvements for issues encountered following the operating system's official release. According to Apple's release notes, the beta offers stability, compatibility, and security improvements. Recent...

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