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Wednesday July 1

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

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

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

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

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19:59
NeoOffice 2014.12 - Mac-tailored, OpenOffice-based...

NeoOffice is a complete office suite for OS X. With NeoOffice, users can view, edit, and save OpenOffice documents, PDF files, and most Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. NeoOffice 3.x and OpenOffice users: before you buy NeoOffice, we recommend that you click on the "NeoOffice support" link and read the list of changes. NeoOffice is extremely stable and thousands of users use it daily. The NeoOffice engineers created NeoOffice in 2003 when they made OpenOffice run natively on OS X for the first time. Since then, the NeoOffice engineers have continually added improvements to NeoOffice that users will not find in OpenOffice such as:

  • Open Calc or Impress instead of Writer at launch using the NeoOffice > Open at Launch menu
  • OS X Versions
  • Native OS X grammar checking
  • Native OS X text highlighting
  • Native file locking support for local and networked volumes
  • OS X Services support
  • Native...

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19:59
Apple iBooks Author 2.3 - Create and publish iBooks...

Apple iBooks Author helps you create and publish amazing Multi-Touch books for iPad. Now anyone can create stunning iBooks textbooks, cookbooks, history books, picture books, and more for iPad. All you need is an idea and a Mac. Start with one of the Apple-designed templates that feature a wide variety of page layouts. Add your own text and images with drag-and-drop ease. Use Multi-Touch widgets to include interactive photo galleries, movies, Keynote presentations, 3D objects, and more. Apple-designed templates

  • Give your book a great beginning with templates that include a choice of page designs with matching fonts, colors, and textures
  • Quickly customize your book with text and images, create new layouts, and even save a custom template
  • Easily add a cover, video introduction, table of contents, copyright page, dedication, and foreword

Beautiful text and layouts

  • Use a variety of text styles including custom...

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19:59
Tweetbot 2.0.2 - Popular Twitter client. (Commercial)

Tweetbot is a full-featured OS X Twitter client with a lot of personality. Whether it's the meticulously-crafted interface, sounds and animation, or features like multiple timelines and column views, there's a lot to love about Tweetbot. Features

  • Multiple Timelines. Quickly switch between your lists as your main timeline.
  • Multiple Windows and Columns. Display timelines from different accounts side by side.
  • Notification Center support.
  • Beautiful Retina graphics.
  • Mute filters lets you block messages from users without unfollowing them. You can also mute hashtags and specific keywords.
  • Sync timeline position, direct message read statuses, and mute filters between your Mac, iPhone, and iPad via iCloud.
  • Support for multiple services like Pocket, Instapaper, Readability, CloudApp, and Droplr.
  • Save drafts, add locations and POI's, attach photos/videos, manage your lists, and much more.
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19:59
BlueStacks App Player 0.9.21 - Run Android...

BlueStacks App Player lets you run your Android apps fast and fullscreen on your Mac.Version 0.9.21: Note: Now requires OS X 10.8 or later running on a 64-bit Intel processor.

  • Initial stable release, and faster than ever!
  • OS X 10.8 or later

Download Now

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19:59
Paragraphs 1.0.1 - Writing tool just for writers. (...

Paragraphs is an app just for writers. It was built for one thing and one thing only: writing. It gives you everything you need to create brilliant prose and does away with the rest. Everything in context. Don't stress trying to memorize confusing markup. Paragraphs' quick context menu provides simple, easy-to-use formatting options right where you need them. Focus on what you do best. Gone are the complicated menus and distracting widgets of traditional word processors. When you begin typing in Paragraphs the interface melts away and you're left with only what you write. Sensible Settings. Paragraphs features multiple layout and font styles that look great by default. There's also Dark Mode, for a comfortable writing experience at night.Version 1.0.1: Improvements:

  • Added a font resize slider to the sidebar
  • Added a few hotkeys for things like paragraph styles
  • A space is left between the...

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19:10
∞ Steve Jobs: The official movie trailer

Here you go.

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18:27
Apple officially recognizes Jony Ive's...

Apple made its promotion of Jony Ive to Chief Design Officer a bit more official on Wednesday in an update to the Apple Leadership webpage, while at the same time adding executive profiles for design underlings Alan Dye and Richard Howarth.

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18:22
Jony Ive officially moves to Chief Design Officer as...


After announcing the change in a company-wide memo last month, Apple today has officially updated Jony Ive’s executive bio on Apple.com to reflect his new role as Chief Design Officer. Ive was promoted from Senior Vice President of Design earlier this year. Ive’s bio notes that he reports directly to Tim Cook and is responsible for all design at Apple, including retail, Apple Campus 2, software, and hardware.

Apple this evening has also added executive bios for Alan Dye, the new Vice President of User Interface Design, and Richard Howarth, the new Vice President of Industrial Design....

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18:05
Jony Ive Officially Takes 'Chief Design Officer...

Apple senior executive Jonathan Ive has officially assumed the role of "Chief Design Officer" at Apple effective today, after being promoted from his previous role of "Senior Vice President of Design" nearly six weeks ago. Apple has updated Ive's executive profile on its leadership website to reflect the design chief's new position as Apple's third active C-level executive alongside CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri. Apple announced in a company-wide email last month that Ive would be promoted to Chief Design Officer on July 1 and turn over his day-to-day management of the company's design teams to Richard Howarth and Alan Dye, who have both been elevated to vice president positions. Ive will remain responsible for all of Apple's design, with a focus on redesigning Apple Stores and other larger projects.Jony is one of the most talented...

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17:46
Apple removed Home Sharing support for music in iOS...


Apple yesterday rolled out iOS 8.4 to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users and the big news, of course, was the addition of Apple Music and Beats 1. It appears now, however, that Apple removed a feature still used by many from the operating system. As pointed out by several users on Apple’s Support forum, the company appears to have removed Home Sharing support for music in iOS 8.4. The Home Sharing support page has also been updated to reflect that the feature is not present in iOS 8.4.

Home Sharing allowed users of iOS devices to access...

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17:40
ACM 313: Apple Music First Impressions, Steve Jobs...

After getting to play with Apple Music for a day Jeff and Bryan have some thoughts on the latest entry into the streaming music market. They share what they like, what's working well, what isn't, and more. They also have plenty to say about the just released trailer for this fall's Steve Jobs movie.


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17:22
iOS 8.4 Removes Home Sharing for Music

Just a day after the release of iOS 8.4, which includes Apple's brand new music service Apple Music, many users on both the MacRumors forums and Apple Support communities are finding that the update removes Home Sharing for music on iOS devices. This breaks the ability for users to share their iTunes Library over Wi-Fi from their mobile devices. Apple yesterday updated a Home Sharing support document to note that Home Sharing on iOS devices is only limited to video. Thus far, Home Sharing for music still appears to be available for both Mac and Apple TV. Additionally, while the Music page in iOS' Settings once listed a Home Sharing option prior to iOS 8.4, the option is no...

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16:26
Trent Reznor Shares his Thoughts on Apple Music:...

Following Tuesday's launch of Apple Music, Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor spoke with music site Pitchfork about his thoughts on the service and his role in its development. Reznor joined Apple in 2014, following the company's acquisition of Beats Music, where Reznor served as Chief Creative Officer. Ahead of the Apple Music launch, rumors suggested Reznor was leading development of the service alongside Jimmy Iovine, playing a major role in the redesign of the new Music app. Image of Trent Reznor via Pitchfork According to Reznor, his role in the creation of Apple Music shifted over time. While he initially worked on design...

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16:19
Apple's iOS 8.4 kneecaps Home Sharing, music...

While Apple introduced an array of new music features with its latest iOS 8.4 update featuring Apple Music, it also quietly nerfed content serving functionality by apparently limiting Home Sharing to videos.

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15:21
Apple Maps vehicles project expands to 13 new US...

Apple on Wednesday announced upcoming survey areas for its Apple Maps vehicle initiative, revealing its sensor-laden vans will be tooling around a total of 27 new U.S. locales come mid-July, including an expansion into 13 states.

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14:59
The Dalrymple Report with Merlin Mann: Fist bump/Poop

Merlin and Jim talk about Taylor Swift and heavy metal.Subscribe to this podcastBrought to you by:Hover — Hover is the best way to buy and manage domain names. Use code FRETNOISE for 10% off.Casper — An obsessively engineered mattress at a shockingly fair price.Harry’s — Go to Harrys.com and use the promo code BEARDLESS to save $5 off your first purchase!∞...

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14:56
Apple expanding its camera-equipped vans to 13 new...

Apple today has updated its Apple Maps vehicles webpage with a list of new cities it will begin surveying later this month. Earlier this year we reported that Apple was using its camera-equipped vans to collect next-gen Maps data, including Street View storefronts and 3D images. Apple now has revealed 13 new U.S. that it will begin surveying later this month, as well as a handful of locations in the U.K. and Ireland.

Apple’s new cities are located in Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Apple will also continue surveying areas in Florida,...

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14:53
Greek capital controls put squeeze on iCloud, iTunes...

In a move to preemptively thwart a cash exodus as its economy implodes, Greece earlier this week enacted capital control restrictions to titrate the outflow of money, limiting international credit card payments to Web services like Apple's App Store and iTunes.

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14:45
∞ Cancelling Spotify and Rdio

It only took a couple of using Apple Music for me to decide to cancel my Spotify and Rdio accounts. The process of cancelling went pretty smooth for both, although there were some problems for some Spotify subscribers who couldn’t get their subscriptions cancelled. I’m keeping Pandora for now, just in case Apple Music screws up for some reason, but I’m liking it so far.

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14:33
Apple Maps Vehicles Surveying 13 More U.S. States...

Apple's fleet of vehicles collecting street-level mapping data in the United States will begin surveying 13 more U.S. states between July 15 and July 31, including Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Wyoming. Apple Maps vehicles have been spotted in 15 states to date and will have reached 28 states in total after this next wave. Apple Maps vehicle driving in Monroe Township, New Jersey in May 2015 Apple confirmed last month that it is driving vehicles around the world to collect data to improve Apple Maps, and the mapping imagery is almost certainly being used to create a Google Maps "Street View" competitor. Apple Maps vehicles are also taking photos of businesses and storefronts in major metropolitan areas to replace current imagery provided by third-party sources such as Yelp. The cities and...

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14:30
Changes to iCloud storage for current customers

We're offering new storage plans. Learn what your options are and what will happen to your current plan.

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13:31
New Android Malware Sprouting Like Weeds


Information stored on an Android smartphone or tablet is vulnerable to almost 4,900 new malware files each day, according to a new G Data SecurityLabs report. Cybercriminals' interest in the Android operating system has grown, the firm's Q1 2015 Mobile Malware Report revealed. "The report suggests that Android devices are becoming a bigger target for the bad guys and more profitable than in previous years," said Andy Hayter, security evangelist for G Data. The number of new malware samples in the first quarter increased 6.4 percent.

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13:15
OS X: How to Create Custom Radio Stations in iTunes...

In iTunes 12.2, which supports Apple Music, you can still create your own custom radio station. There are several ways to do it, and you can create a station from the song or the artist. John shows you how.


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13:12
Apple Music users complain iCloud Music Library...

Some people turning on iCloud Music Library to make full use of Apple Music are instead coping with deleted songs and playlists, in addition to other problems, according to complaints on Apple's support forums and testing by AppleInsider.

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10:14
Family Sharing and Apple Music: It's all about...

Now that Apple Music is out, you can give it a try for three month before you have to start paying for it. If you have a family, you can save some money on membership fees by signing up for a Family Membership. It’s $15 per month for up to six family members. A single user membership costs $10 per month, so you can save a lot of dough.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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13:00
Full Lineup of Colors for Upcoming iPod Refresh...

As we reported this morning, astute iPod owners with iTunes 12.2 have discovered an image that depicts the iPod touch, nano, and shuffle in new colors, suggesting an update could be in the works. A bit more digging around in iTunes 12.2 has unearthed additional iPod images, giving us a look at each of the new color options we might see should Apple be planning to release new models. The images depict six different color options for the iPod nano, shuffle, and touch, showing each model in silver, space gray, red, bright pink, deep blue, and light gold. The latter three colors, pink, blue, and gold, are new shades that are not currently available. The space gray model may be slightly darker than the existing color, but it's difficult to determine from images alone. Aside from new color options, the devices appear to be largely...

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12:37
Use LTE on iPhone with China Unicom

You can update certain models of iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c to iOS 8 and enable 4G LTE for China Unicom. Your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus already have iOS 8, and certain models can support 4G LTE for China Unicom.
If your carrier is China Telecom, learn to use LTE on iPhone with China Telecom.

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12:31
Identify your iPhone model

Learn to identify your iPhone model by its model number and other details.

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12:14
Opinion: Apple Watch + Music show intuitive software...

Like many other people, I signed up for Apple Music yesterday because it was intriguing and free. Having skipped earlier subscription music services, I didn’t have Spotify playlists to worry about losing or importing, and I hadn’t experienced truly unlimited access to a giant music selection before. Apple Music’s sign-up process turned out to be great: attractive, simple, and just personal enough to learn my tastes without feeling creepy. It’s also likely to win long-term customers: sign up your family, and after 3 months, someone’s going to insist on keeping Apple Music (or just forget to cancel it).
But once the sign-up process is over, Apple Music repeats a mistake that Apple made earlier this year with the Apple Watch: throwing users into the deep end of a big new pool without adequate guidance. Despite all the talk of importantly human-curated content, Apple Music is oddly and robotically silent when it should be actively guiding new customers through a brand new service...

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12:00
Apple TV vs. Roku 3: May the Best Little Streaming...

Apple TV is getting long in the tooth, which set Dr. Mac to wondering if there was a better streaming media box available, or if Apple TV, which hasnât seen an significant update since 2012, was still king of streaming media boxes...


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11:56
How to follow and get updates from your favorite...

Connect, a Tumblr-like social network for musicians and their fans, is a tentpole feature of Apple's new streaming music service. AppleInsider takes a look at how easy it is to follow and get updates from your favorite artists using Connect.

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11:47
$20 Off a Casetify Apple Watch Strap

We have a deal for you today for a Casetify Apple Watch strap. The way the deal works is that you're buying a $70 credit from us for $50, which lets you get just about any strap they have-and they have a lot of straps. If you're looking to personalize your Apple Watch, definitely check out this deal.


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11:40
Judge approves $50 million settlement from Sprint...

A U.S. judge has approved a $50 million settlement by Sprint with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, part of a still broader settlement over allegations it billed customers for services they never wanted.

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11:34
Learn about cellular data settings and usage on your...

Cellular data on your iPhone and iPad (Cellular Model) is used for data communication in cellular networks. It doesn't affect your ability to make or receive phone calls or use Wi-Fi to connect to the Internet.

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11:10
If your Mac won't turn on

Learn what to do if your Mac won't turn on.

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11:00
Full trailer for the Steve Jobs movie out now

Here's our first look at the full trailer for the forth coming movie Steve Jobs, written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Danny Boyle. 

Also appearing in the film are Seth Rogen as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Kate Winslet as Joanna Hoffman, and Jeff Daniels as John Sculley. What do you think?

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10:56
Photos, iCloud Drive, iMessage, other online Apple...

A series of Apple's online services suffered slowdowns on Wednesday, and may be completely inaccessible to some users, according to Apple's official system status page. [Updated]

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10:47
Review: Monk Magnet Wallet Case for iPhone 6 and...

The Monk Magnet Wallet Case ($35) from Sewell Direct is a magnetic removable folio case for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Like a few other cases we've seen, Monk Magnet Wallet Case lets users remove the phone from the wallet folio for use — when removed, it sits inside a faux-leather backed shell case (the folio is faux-leather, as well). The magnetic attachment makes installation and removal simple. Monk Magnet Wallet Case has three card slots and a pocket for cash. As is the norm with most folio cases, Monk Magnet Wallet Case doesn't provide much protection, especially when the phone is used while solely in the shell.{/exp:char_limit}
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10:32
Promotional images suggest Apple's new iPod...

Apple's newly leaked iPod colors may arrive sooner than expected, on Tuesday, July 14, if the company's carefully designed marketing materials once again prove accurate.

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10:30
Boot Camp 3.0, Mac OS X 10.6: Frequently asked...

This article contains answers to common questions about Boot Camp.

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10:00
Happy Hour Podcast 021 | Apple Music first...


Apple Music is finally here. The iOS 8.4 update hit yesterday and we’ve been exploring Apple’s new music streaming service to see if it lives up to the hype. Listen to our first impressions, problems, and our opinions about Apple Music. The Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and through our dedicated RSS feed.


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

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10:00
olloclip taps Kickstarter for olloclip Studio

IMAGE FROM OLLOCLIP VIA KICKSTARTER

Four years ago, olloclip sought Kickstarter support for its first accessory lenses for iPhone. That product, and successive iterations of olloclips for various iPhones and other smartphones, have been highly successful. Now the company is going back to its roots, tapping Kickstarter backers for an entirely new product called olloclip Studio

Rather than just an accessory lens kit, olloclip Studio builds on the current line of accessory lenses and the ollocase with an integrated system consisting of a case, mounts, cold shoes, and lenses. There are a number of backer levels, with "rewards" consisting of various combinations of the bits and pieces.

The olloclip Studio revolves around what is called the Studio Case. This case can be equipped with a...

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09:48
Despite big licensing wins, names like The Beatles,...

Apple Music has turned around many artists who previously opposed streaming --?Radiohead's In Rainbows made its subscription debut on the service, for instance --?but there are still a number of notable holdouts, including Apple favorite The Beatles.

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09:44
TMO Daily Observations 2015-07-01: Apple Music Day 1...

With a full day of Apple Music behind us Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to offer up their thoughts on how the new streaming music service and Internet radio station are working out so far. John also explains how the MacBook can grow on you even if you didn't like it at first.


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09:21
Hyundai Blue Link comes to Apple Watch with remote...

Hyundai has released a Blue Link app for the Apple Watch, bringing many of the same vehicle remote control features present in the Blue Link iPhone interface to Apple's first wearable.

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09:20
External Link: Is Safari the New Internet Explorer?

Safari has become the new Internet Explorer, at least if you believe developer Nolan Lawson. In a blog post, Lawson laments Apple’s absence at the recent EdgeConf developer conference, and goes on to chide Apple for not properly implementing new Web technologies in Safari. Lawson argues that as a result, like Internet Explorer once did, Safari is holding the Web back. 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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08:31
First ‘Steve Jobs’ Movie Trailer Looks Amazing

Universal Pictures released the first trailer for Steve Jobs Wednesday, and it looks amazing. Michael Fastbender doesn't look or sound like Steve Jobs, but he sure conveys "Steve Jobs" with his acting. Steve Jobs is a biopic written by Aaron Sorkin based on Walter Isaacson's biography of the same name. It's taken a circuitous route to get this far and seemed perilously close to getting canned along the way, but this first look teases a movie that looks very interesting. What do you think?


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08:24
Rumor: Next-gen iPhone to use Qualcomm MDM9635M LTE...



It came from the rumor mill and it’s pretty interesting.
An anonymous source leaked that Apple will be using a new LTE chip manufactured by Qualcomm in the next-gen iPhone. The MDM9635M chip, also known as the ‘9X35′ Gobi modem platform, promises significant performance improvements over the “9X25″ chip found inside of the current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, capable of delivering up to twice the theoretical LTE download speeds.

The MDM9635M chip was first introduced by Qualcomm in late 2013 and was introduced in the Samsung Galaxy S5. The chip offers potential download speeds up to 300 Mbps, doubling the 150 Mbps...

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08:07
iCloud Music Library adds DRM to your matched files

This is an issue, just waiting to bite people. Back up your song library before you turn on iCloud Music Library, just to be safe.∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:07
'iPhone 6s' to Support Faster Download...

Following a report yesterday that the next-generation "iPhone 6s" will appear essentially identical to the current lineup of iPhones with a few minor internal differences, an unnamed source has shared new photos of logic board from the device with 9to5Mac, revealing an updated Qualcomm LTE chip offering faster LTE speeds and greater energy efficiency. Specifically, the next iPhone will carry a Qualcomm MDM9635M chip -- also referred to as the "9X35" Gobi modem platform -- and it aims to give the iPhone 6s a significant increase in performance over the current 9X25 used in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. For everyday users, this gives the potential for significant increases in LTE network performance with download speeds of up to 300 Mbps, twice that of the current iPhone line. Real-world limitations...

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08:00
Office 2016 Preview—update 2

Today’s post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office Client Applications and Services Team.
When we launched the Office 2016 Preview in early May, we said that we would share regular updates on new features as they became available. Here’s a quick update on what we’ve delivered in the last month.
New charts in Excel—There has been a lot of enthusiasm for the new charts in Excel we delivered— all based on user feedback. The six new charts include Waterfall (shown), Histogram, Pareto, Box & Whisker, Treemap (shown) and Sunburst.


Real-time typing in Word—Real-time typing is now in Word! You can see where others are working and what they are typing as...

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07:53
iOS 9 beta supports limited Apple Music + Beats 1...



Eddy Cue confirmed late last night that a new iOS 9 seed is coming to developers next week with support for Apple Music, but since the service launched yesterday, users have discovered that there are a few ways to use certain aspects of it while on iOS 9.

First, if you are running iOS 9, Siri commands work to access some of the features of Apple Music. For instance, you can ask Siri to add an album that you didn’t previously have to your library and the content...

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07:53
Full trailer for 'Steve Jobs' film shows...

The full two-and-a-half-minute trailer for the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic was released by Universal Pictures on Wednesday, giving a closer look at how the film will feature high-stakes drama from the Apple co-founder's personal and professional lives.

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07:19
Apple leaks new gold, deep blue and hot pink iPod...

An update to Apple's dwindling iPod lineup is indeed in the works, Apple's own iTunes software appears to indicate, thanks to graphics showing gold versions of the iPod touch, nano and shuffle, along with new shades of blue and pink.

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07:15
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07:11
Universal Releases Official Full Trailer for '...

Following an initial teaser earlier in May, Universal today released the first official full-length trailer for the upcoming Steve Jobs movie. The two-and-a-half minute trailer provides the longest look at the Danny Boyle-directed biopic that anyone has seen yet, balancing focus between Steve Jobs' various behind-the-scenes product launches and his intense personal life regarding his relationship with daughter Lisa Brennan-Jobs. The trailer also gives more in-depth looks at Jeff Daniels and Kate Winslet, especially, as John Sculley and Joanna Hoffman, with various through-the-years glimpses of Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs. After various casting calls and set photo leaks earlier in the year, excitement around the...

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07:07
How to Disable Apple Music Auto Renewal

Apple Music comes with a three month free trial, and after that a US$9.99 a month fee kicks in. If you aren't sure Apple's new streaming music service is for you and don't want to forget to disable automatic payments, read on to find out what to do.


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06:59
iPods in Unreleased Colors Spotted in iTunes 12.2

Following the release of iTunes 12.2 with Apple Music support yesterday, one MacRumors user has discovered graphics depicting iPods in colors not currently offered by Apple. The composite image of an iPod touch, nano, and shuffle is shown when setting up or restoring an iPod in iTunes. The new colors include a darker blue for the iPod touch, a new gold or beige color for the iPod nano, and a brighter pink color for the iPod shuffle. Apple has not updated its iPod color lineup in several years, most recently shifting the previous "slate" color to "space gray" back in 2013. Apple has typically updated its iPod lineup during the month of September, although it is unclear whether these new colors are actually in the works and what their release timeframe might be. (Thanks, iPhone.Freak!) Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories • How to Disable Automatic Subscription Following Apple Music Trial •...

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06:51
Actor Aaron Paul finds, posts interesting Siri...



See, this is why Aaron Paul is nifty.
Paul, the actor best known for his role as “Breaking Bad” character Jesse Pinkman, posted an interesting challenge yesterday via Twitter: ask Siri to divide zero by zero and witness the result.
It only takes a few seconds, but you’ll probably like the result, which is both geeky and funny.

It’s unknown as to how Paul first heard of the easter egg.
If you have a chance, give it a try today and let us know what you make of it in the comments.
The Next Web and...

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06:39
News: Report: New iPhone 6S LTE chip could ‘double’...

A newer Qualcomm LTE chip in Apple’s upcoming iPhone will be able to deliver “up to twice the theoretical LTE download speeds” compared to the current iPhones, according to 9to5Mac. Qualcomm’s MDM9635M chip is capable of offering 300 Mbps download speeds, as compared to the current 150 Mbps download speeds found in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Upload speeds will be the same, however (50 Mbps), and the report notes real world…

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06:37
Apple releases iTunes 12.2 update



The mighty iTunes received an update yesterday.
And it possesses a new icon to be somewhat confused by.
Late Tuesday, Apple released iTunes 12.2. The new version of the software, a 232.8 megabyte download, adds support for the Apple Music streaming service, complete with Beats 1 and Apple Radio as well.

iTunes 12.2 can be downloaded and installed through OS X’s Software Update or App Store features and requires an Intel processing running OS X 10.7.5 or later to run while its iTunes Extras kit requires OS X 10.9.3 or later to install and run.
If you’ve tried the new version of iTunes and have any feedback to offer, please let us know in the comments.

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06:31
Review: Griffin WatchStand Charging Dock for Apple...

Apple Watch owners looking to conveniently charge and showcase their wrist-worn device have a new, affordable quality option with the Griffin WatchStand Charging Dock.

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06:30
Mac OS X 10.10.4 adds TRIM support for third-party...

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Yesterday, Apple released Mac OS X 10.10.4, providing a number of bug fixes and subtle improvements to the currently shipping version of the desktop operating system. According to Ars Technica, one of those improvements is the addition of support for TRIM on third-party solid state drives (SSDs)

TRIM isn't something most users worry about; it's a system-level command that provides communication between the operating system and SSD regarding unused areas of the drive that are ready for erasure and overwriting. Without TRIM, drives can become much slower as more data is added to the device. OS X has...

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06:22
Disable Connect in Restrictions, get Playlist icon...

How to replace the Connect icon in the Music app, bring back the Playlists icon. If that’s your thing.∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:05
∞ Beats 1 requests

Interesting that Apple is going old school on this.

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05:58
Olloclip introduces Studio camera case &...

Olloclip on Wednesday announced its new Studio accessory system, meant to enhance the use of its add-on lenses for iPhones, including a ruggedized case with kickstand and new mounts.

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05:49
Devs get New iOS 9 Beta Next Week with Apple Music...

Apple senior vice president of Internet Software and Services took to Twitter Tuesday evening to confirm a new beta of iOS 9 is coming next week. He also said Apple Music would be coming to the next version of the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch beta operating system at the same time.

The Mac Observer Spin: Seems developers want Apple Music right now in the iOS 9 beta. Looks like they'll have to practice a little patience while they wait for "early next week."


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05:43
News: Cue: New iOS 9 beta coming next week

A new iOS 9 beta will be arriving “early next week,” according to a tweet from Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue. Cue was responding to another tweet asking why Apple didn’t release Apple Music to developers — presumably, the upcoming third iOS 9 beta will contain Apple Music. Apple just released the second iOS 9 beta last week, alongside its watchOS 2 beta for Apple Watch....

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05:41
Fileloupe is a new media browser for Mac OS X

Corduroy Code has released Fileloupe 1.0 (http://www.fileloupe.com), a new media browser for Mac OS X Yosemite.
It combines the features of a photo viewer, video player and document browser into a single tool. Harnessing the power of Apple's Quick Look technology, Fileloupe offers users one of the fastest ways to browse, view and share photos, videos, PDFs and documents, according to Kenny Carruthers, founder of Corduroy Code and developer of Fileloupe.
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05:34
News: iTunes 12.2 release includes support for Apple...

Apple released iTunes 12.2 a bit later than usual on Tuesday, but as expected, the new release brings Apple Music to the Mac. iTunes 12.2 includes full Apple Music support, including Beats 1 and Apple Music Radio. The newest edition of iTunes can be downloaded on Apple’s iTunes website or through the Mac App Store....

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05:26
Apple could eschew plastic back for new metal case...

The next iteration of Apple's lower-cost iPhone "C" series might do away with the colorful polycarbonate shell it's currently known for in favor of a more robust metal case similar to the iPhone 6, according to a recent analyst report.

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05:23
24U offers Audit Service for existing FileMaker...

24U Software (http://www.24usoftware.com/) has announced its new audit service for FileMaker solutions.
It's a service designed to help managers and business owners to make data-driven decision about further maintenance and development of their FileMaker solutions. Managers and business owners can now order 24U's advice to have their internally developed FileMaker solution audited and prepare a long-term maintenance and development plan.
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05:17
Conversion software for 25 languages launched

Translate Your World, developers of across-language communication software, has announced the availability of its new software that enables users to converse in real-time across 25 different languages.
Just go to a webpage and talk.  The words of each speaker are instantly translated into the other language to appear as subtitles or be heard as attractive synthesized computer voice. You can try it for free at http://www.TranslateYourWorld.com .
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05:00
Announcing preview of new Skype for Business...

Today’s post was written by Zig Serafin, corporate vice president for the Skype for Business team.
When Microsoft launched Skype for Business earlier this year, I described our plans to deliver new Skype for Business voice and meetings capabilities in Office 365, beginning with a technical preview this summer. These new capabilities will enhance the existing Skype for Business experience, and allow us to offer a complete, enterprise-grade communications solution at global scale as part of Office 365.
I’m pleased to announce that the technical preview is here. Starting today, Office 365 enterprise customers can register for the following previews:

  • Skype Meeting Broadcast, available to eligible Office 365 customers worldwide, enables broadcast of a Skype for Business meeting on the...
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05:00
News: Daily Deal: IDrive 1TB Wi-Fi Drive & 1TB...

In today’s iLounge Deal we’re offering the IDrive 1TB Wi-Fi Drive & 1TB Cloud Backup Bundle for only $84.99 – that’s 46% off the regular price. With an iDrive Wi-Fi 1TB wireless hard drive and a one-year subscription to 1TB of cloud-based backup storage, you can back up your data from your Mac, PC, iOS, or Android device wirelessly from anywhere in your home, securing it with 256-bit AES encryption to protect the backups on your drive…

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04:55
Apple Watch: Resuming to Your Last-Used App

Today's Quick Tip is truly quick but also truly useful. Do you want your Watch to keep, say, the music app active instead of switching to the clock face when you raise your wrist? Or would you like to make some third-party app stay open so you don't need to switch back to it constantly? We'll tell you how to turn on the setting to do just that!


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04:05
Eddy Cue: iOS 9 beta with Apple Music arrives "...

If you're already running iOS 9 beta 2 on your favorite mobile device, then you're missing out on Apple Music. Don't worry, though -- you'll be right back in the thick of things early next week when another beta will arrive complete with Apple Music.

Last night (June 30, 2015), Eddy Cue responded twice to questions on Twitter about when the beta would support Apple Music:

@jvdfrg @lokithorrrrr early next week

— Eddy Cue (@cue) July 1, 2015

@D2007CAVS new iOS 9 beta coming early next week

— Eddy Cue (@cue) July 1, 2015

Given Apple's usual two-week beta release schedule, it's highly likely that iOS 9 beta 3 will drop on Tuesday, July 7....

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04:00
5 Things the Apple App Store Could Do Better


I haven't been thrilled with app discovery on the App Store for years, and while Apple has been tweaking things to make it better, it's pretty easy to enter the iOS App Store, look around, and come to the conclusion that only an infinitesimal fraction of 1.5 million apps must be worthy of showing off -- and unfortunately, Disney's "Palace Pets in Whisker Haven" is one of them. Which raises the question: Are there really great apps that never see the light of day hiding out in the App Store, waiting for their chance to get recognized and shine?

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03:49
Consumer Demand for connected home products slows

Home automation was gaining attention and experiencing robust growth in 2014; however a new report by Argus Insights (www.argusinsights.com) reveals that sector is quickly losing steam.
The research group's data shows that as of May 2015 consumer demand for connected home devices such as thermostats, lightbulbs, locks, sensors and cameras experienced its first drop below the level of a year ago, a sign that consumer interest is stagnating.
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03:49
Consumer Demand for connected home products slows

Home automation was gaining attention and experiencing robust growth in 2014; however a new report by Argus Insights (www.argusinsights.com) reveals that sector is quickly losing steam.
The research group's data shows that as of May 2015 consumer demand for connected home devices such as thermostats, lightbulbs, locks, sensors and cameras experienced its first drop below the level of a year ago, a sign that consumer interest is stagnating.
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03:46
Recommended reading: 'Content Strategies for...

A new resource is now available for marketers and IT professionals in the manufacturing sector. The eBook, "Content Strategies for Winning in the Age of the Customer" (http://tinyurl.com/pf42h8n), offers best practices for creating engaging, multi-channel content that is proven to convert customer prospects into qualified leads.
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03:43
Output Factory Server for Adobe InDesign now...

Zevrix Solutions has released Output Factory Server 1.2.1, a compatibility update to its output workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign.
Output Factory Server automates printing and exporting from InDesign by processing files from hot folders. The software offloads output tasks to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the output process. Version 1.2.1 makes Output Factory Server compatible with the 2015 release of InDesign CC featured as part of Adobe Creative Cloud.
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03:27
PipelineFX’s Qube! now available in one-month...

PipelineFX has added a subscription licensing option to Qube! render farm management software for visual effects. This new option can be limited to a single one-month installment.
"Sometimes an upfront investment or a long-term commitment is all that holds companies back from bringing efficiency to their farms," says Richard Lewis, CEO of PipelineFX. "Subscription licensing is a simple way to get them there, on their own terms and through a package that doesn’t make them give up the power and support that Qube! is known for."
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03:23
CS Odessa releases USA Mapping Solution for...

CS Odessa (www.conceptdraw.com) has announced a new addition to ConceptDraw Solution Park designed to assist individuals who are looking for county outlines to be represented in maps they draw.
The collection of library objects, templates, and example drawings for ConceptDraw Pro are designed to make short work of drawing maps that contain county information. The United States Mapping Solution is available for users of ConceptDraw Pro 10 and ConceptDraw Office 3, via ConceptDraw Solution Park.
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01:40
Apple iTunes 12.2 - Play Apple Music & manage...

Apple iTunes lets you organize and stream Apple Music, download and watch video and listen to Podcasts. It can automatically download new music, app, and book purchases across all your devices and computers. And it's a store that has everything you need to be entertained. Anywhere. Anytime.Version 12.2:

  • Introduction of Apple Music, with Beats 1 and Apple Music Radio
  • OS X 10.7.5 or later
  • iTunes Extras requires OS X 10.9.3 or later

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Tuesday June 30

10:07
Getting started with Apple Music: 12 things to do...

Apple Music is here!Image by AppleAre you ready to rock? Apple Music is. After its unveiling at WWDC in early June, Apple Music went live Tuesday, along with iOS 8.4. While you’re updating, you can check out our full FAQ, and we’re working on a hands-on as well. This handy guide will walk you through setup so you’ll be up and running—and dancing—in no time.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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10:18
Bad news for Prince fans: These artists are missing...

Cupertino is cheering after Taylor Swift’s very public change of heart, but other artists have not been as easy to court in favor of Apple’s new streaming service.
Apple Music, which launched Tuesday morning, now boasts an exclusive on Swift’s bestseller, 1989, after the artist refused to allow her newest album to be on any streaming services. Apple Music also has another surprising new partner: Thom Yorke. Like Swift, the Radiohead frontman has been a vocal opponent of streaming services, pulling songs from his solo albums and his side project off Spotify. Apple Music, however, counts with Thom Yorke’s The Eraser and Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes...

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12:14
GarageBand update lets artists publish directly to...

Apple on Tuesday announced updates to its consumer music author app, GarageBand. One of the new features ties directly to the release of Apple Music: Artists on Apple Music Connect can publish directly to the service from GarageBand for iOS.
Apple Music Connect was unveiled on Tuesday as part of the Apple Music service. It’s a social aspect that gives artist a venue for interacting with fans.
Apple Music Connect artists can, say, create a sample of a melody that they just thought of and make it available on Connect to get feedback from fans. Or an artist can offer previews of new singles that are about to drop. It’s another way for artists to cultivate a community on Apple Music.To read this article...

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12:30
The Week in Mac Apps: Blinks helps you combat eye...

An eye on all thingsThis week’s roundup of new Mac apps brings you a Gmail client for your desktop, a quick refresher on the periodic table of elements, and a little something that keeps an eye out for uninvited guests.Blinks 1.0Close your eyes! Developer Elena Drozhzhina’s $3 Blinks (Mac App Store Link) makes sure that you never forget to flutter your shutters to help prevent fatigue.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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14:16
Apple releases tons of security updates for recent...

While the world’s focus on Apple today might be on the release of its new streaming music service, the company also pushed out a host of security fixes for exploits, flaws, and—shall we say—politically difficult situations of the last few months. iOS 8.4 and OS X 10.10.4 should make users safer, pending testing by outside researchers.
You can find the full list of security issues on pages for iOS 8.4 and OS X 10.10.4, which also includes items in Security Update 2015-005 for older OS X releases.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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14:33
iTunes 12.2 update available with Apple Music support

Apple Music made its debut earlier today though an iOS 8.4 update. Now you can enjoy Apple Music on your Mac, too. All you need is the 12.2 update for iTunes.
To get the update, launch the App Store (in your Applications folder) and click on the Updates button at the top of the app. You can also launch iTunes, click on the iTunes menu, and select Check for Updates. (As of this writing, the iTunes download website says that the 12.2 update is “coming soon.”)To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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23:00
Parrot MiniDrones are equipped to hover, race and...

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23:20
Can an individual advise me a good online archeage...

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22:31
New iOS 9 beta with Apple Music integration due next...

Developers testing out iOS 9 were excluded from Apple Music launch day festivities, but Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue said to expect a build supporting the new streaming music service early next week.

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21:58
Apple adds TRIM support for aftermarket SSDs in OS X...

Some four years after adding TRIM support for first-party solid state drives to OS X, Apple incorporated the command for aftermarket drives as part of Tuesday's OS X 10.10.4 update.

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21:41
New iOS 9 Beta Seed With Apple Music Coming '...

While Apple Music launched today with the releases of iOS 8.4 and iTunes 12.2, many members of Apple's developer program are currently running beta versions of iOS 9 that do not support most aspects of the service. Apple's Eddy Cue confirmed late last week that Apple will be releasing a new iOS 9 seed with Apple Music support, but he did not provide a timeframe for the release and one did not appear today. In a pair of responses to Twitter users tonight, Cue has clarified the new iOS 9 seed with Apple Music support will be arriving "early next week." @D2007CAVS new iOS 9 beta coming early next week— Eddy Cue (@cue) July 1, 2015 @jvdfrg @lokithorrrrr early next week— Eddy Cue (@cue)...

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21:20
iTunes 12.2

Integrates the Apple Music streaming music subscription service and the free Beats 1 radio service into iTunes. (Free, 222 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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20:07
Mac OS X 10.10.4 Supports TRIM for Third-Party SSD...

Earlier today Apple released OS X 10.10.4, an under-the-hood update to OS X that introduced several bug fixes and improvements. One improvement, according to Ars Technica, is support for TRIM for third-party SSD hard drives. We previously covered TRIM likely coming natively to the next version of OS X El Capitan but it appears support has already arrived. Photo via ArsTechnicaWith today’s OS X 10.10.4 update, however, Apple has added a command line utility that can be used to enable TRIM on third-party SSDs without having to download and install anything. Called trimforce, the utility can be executed from the OS X terminal, and it...

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19:59
Voila 3.9 - Capture, annotate, organize, and share...

Voila is a screen-capture, recording, and annotation tool that is a full-featured replacement for Mac's screen-capture and screen-recording capabilities. It has a large and robust set of editing, organizing, annotation, and effects tools that allows the user to create and add details to screenshots, tutorials, videos, and presentations. Voila lets you capture any shape, menu, webpage, or DOM element, capture multiple regions, and capture from iSight. Add annotations like arrows, text, lines, shapes, brushstrokes, paint, callouts, stamps, and images as annotations. Add cool effects such as filters, edges, and skew, and share via Mail, Flickr, FTP, SFTP, or iPhoto. With Voila you can record full screen video or a selected region, along with the audio from the computer or from a mic. You can export videos in different file formats, or upload to YouTube, FTP, or SFTP. Voila lets you organize images in smart collections and custom collections, along with tags, title,...

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19:59
Apple iOS 8.4 - The latest version of Apple's...

The latest version of iOS can be downloaded through iTunes. Apple iOS 8 comes with big updates to apps you use every day, like Messages and Photos. A whole new way to share content with your family. And exciting new connections between apps and between devices. All that and more make iOS 8 the biggest iOS release ever. Photos. The all-new Photos app makes it simpler than ever to find and rediscover your favorite photos with new search features and smart albums that organize your photos for you. And you can make every shot look even better immediately after you've taken it with powerful new editing tools, no matter your skill level. Messages. Now Messages lets you connect with friends and family like never before. Tap to add your voice to any conversation. Send a video of what you're seeing the moment you're seeing it. And easily share your location so they know right where you are. Design. Details make the...

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19:59
LibreOffice 4.4.4.3 - Free, open-source office suite...

LibreOffice is an office suite (word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, drawing tool) compatible with other major office suites. The Document Foundation is coordinating development and maintenance of this OpenOffice.org fork. Many different language versions are available here.Version 4.4.4.3:

  • please start LibreOffice at least once before installing a languagepack (tdf#89704)
  • languagepacks are unsigned and require to use "Open" from the contextmenu while pressing the "Option" key (tdf#89561)
  • to make use of dictionaries shipped with a languagepack, please see tdf#90298
  • OS X 10.8...

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19:59
Microsoft OneNote 15.11.2 - Free digital notebook...

OneNote is your very own digital notebook. With OneNote, you can capture that flash of genius, that moment of inspiration, or that list of errands that's too important to forget. Whether you're at home, in the office or on the go, your notes travel with you. And you can share your notes and collaborate with others, across multiple devices! Here are some more ideas on how to use OneNote:

  • Capture rich notes for classwork, meetings, or research
  • Keep track of your shopping list and mark items off wherever you are
  • Create an itinerary and keep track of your travel plans for your next big vacation
  • Take pictures of receipts and bills to remove some of the paper clutter
  • Collaborate and share ideas with your team
  • Research items and prices to make the best purchasing decision
  • Keep and edit all of your notes

Version 15.11.2:

  • Now has the option to use a newer, purple-er theme
...

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19:46
Security Update 2015-005

Lengthy list of vulnerability fixes mirrors many of those patched by 10.10.4 Yosemite. (Free, various sizes) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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19:45
List of Countries Where Apple Music and Beats 1...

Apple has posted a list of over 115 countries where some combination of Apple Music, Apple Music Radio, Beats 1 Radio and iTunes Match are available per iPhone in Canada. Apple Music and Apple Music Radio are available in 110 countries as of today's launch, while Angola, Puerto Rico, Israel, Taiwan, and Turkey are five countries where the streaming music service has yet to launch. Apple Music's "For You" section for curated playlists and music recommendations Beats 1 Radio is currently unavailable in select countries, including the Bahamas, Bahrain, Burkina-Faso, Egypt, Hungary, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Mozambique, Namibia, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Turkey and United Arab Emirates. iTunes Match, technically available through Apple Music and as a standalone service, is...

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19:39
Samsung subsidiary Mapzen hiring Apple cartographers...

Mapzen, a pioneering open source mapping project now backed by Samsung Research America, has hired a number of former Apple employees previously attached to Apple Maps, AppleInsider has learned.

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17:57
Apple Lets iPhone Read Books Made with iBooks Author

Apple released iBooks Author 2.3 Tuesday, an update that allows the software to make ebooks that can be read on an iPhone. The company did so by adding two new ePub templates that work with iPhone.


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17:21
Mac EFI Security Update 2015-001

Patches vulnerabilities with EFI firmware for Mountain Lion and Mavericks. (Free, 101 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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16:52
Beats 1 Radio appears to be down for many (Update:...

Update: after about 35 minutes, it appears that the Beats 1 stream is back online. The outage may have been caused by an Amazon Web services outage on the East Coast of the US. 

Many readers are reporting Beats1 Radio is offline with error -12880 on iOS and just a spin on iTunes for Mac. As per usual, Apple’s System status page shows no outage but currently we aren’t able to find anyone able to get online.

iTunes is showing the below error:

@9to5mac pic.twitter.com/EeOUBteGS8
— Timothy Phillips  (@filupskid) July 1, 2015...

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16:51
Join Apple Music

Join Apple Music, choose artists that you like, and start enjoying the greatest collection of music on the planet.

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16:44
If Apple Music appears with unusual text or doesn...

If Apple Music appears with unusual text or doesn't open as expected after you update to iOS 8.4, force the Music app to close and then reopen it.

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16:28
If your Apple ID has been locked

If you or someone else enters your password incorrectly too many times, your Apple ID will automatically be locked to protect your security.  

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16:11
About the security content of iTunes 12.2

This document describes the security content of iTunes 12.2.

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16:11
Apple's automotive ambitions reportedly take...

A report on Tuesday claims Apple's secret automotive initiative is creating tension within the company's ranks as resource allotments are now gobbling up personnel from other divisions.

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16:05
Is Safari the New Internet Explorer?

An anonymous reader writes: Software developer Nolan Lawson says Apple's Safari has taken the place of Microsoft's Internet Explorer as the major browser that lags behind all the others. This comes shortly after the Edge Conference, where major players in web technologies got together to discuss the state of the industry and what's ahead. Lawson says Mozilla, Google, Opera, and Microsoft were all in attendance and willing to talk — but not Apple. "It's hard to get insight into why Apple is behaving this way. They never send anyone to web conferences, their Surfin' Safari blog is a shadow of its former self, and nobody knows what the next version of Safari will contain until that year's WWDC. In a sense, Apple is like Santa Claus, descending yearly to give us some much-anticipated presents, with no forewarning about which of our wishes he'll grant this year. And frankly, the presents have been getting smaller and smaller lately." He argues, "At this point, we in the web community...

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16:00
Apple released a new Software Update

Apple just released a new Software Update:

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15:55
Faster, Cheaper Fiber Could Rev Up Internet


Researchers have found a way to significantly improve the performance of fiber networks, which could lead to benefits for both consumers and Internet service providers. Information in fiber optic cables degrades with distance. When you try to increase the speed at which the data is traveling by boosting the power in the network, degradation gets worse. "It's like quicksand," said Nikola Alic, a research scientist at the Qualcomm Institute, part of the University of California at San Diego. "The more you struggle, the faster you sink."

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15:52
Safari 8.0.7, 7.1.7, and 6.2.7

Updates to the three versions of Apple’s Web browser with reduced memory usage for improved performance, plus (Free) 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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15:48
How to request a song on Beats 1

Certain shows on Apple's Beats 1 will accept requests from listeners. You can submit a request into one of two ways. 

First, pick up the phone. That's totally old school, but so is listening to the radio. Just point your browser to http://beats1radio.com/requests  to find a list of numbers for customers in 13 countries, including the US, Canada, France, Japan and Germany.

If you'd rather not place a call, simply post a tweet with the hashtag #Beats1Requests

Earlier today I was wondering why a person would place a request when she has millions of songs available on demand. I asked Twitter and got a few interesting answers. 

Mark Dagon said: It'd be nice to set up a playlist for others to hear. Live365 did that.

Joshua Schnell said:  ...

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15:34
Transfer content from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch...

You can use iCloud or iTunes to transfer content from your current iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to another device.

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15:19
Hands-On Walkthrough of Apple Music and Beats 1 Radio

Apple's much-anticipated music service, Apple Music, launched this morning as part of iOS 8.4, bringing on-demand streaming music, the Beats 1 radio station, and Apple Connect, Apple's new social network aimed at letting artists connect with fans in new and unique ways. We went hands-on with Apple Music in iOS 8.4 to give you a look at how the new service works, what it looks like, what it costs, and how to use it. Check out the video below to get a thorough overview of all three Apple Music components. Apple Music's main streaming feature is a "For You" section within the Music app that offers up on-demand music recommendations based on preferences you've entered and music you've listed to previously. "For You" is able to offer more refined, tailored recommendations as you listen to more and more music. The "New" tab, also part of the on-demand streaming service, displays a...

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15:18
Video: Piper Jaffray See's Apple Music as...

CNBC's "Fast Track" segment had Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray on to briefly talk about the potential bump to Apple profits if Apple Music is a success. In the short term ...

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15:16
Apple releases iTunes 12.2 for the Mac, Windows

Apple has released iTunes 12.2 for the Mac,adding support for its new Apple Music service. According to the update description in the Mac App Store — where you can obtain the update in the, well, Updates section, the upgrade includes the following Apple Music features:
° For You music recommendations;
° Radio, including Beats 1;
° New, which highlights new music curated by Apple’s music editors;
° My Music, where you find your purchased music, imported songs, and selections you’ve picked in Apple Music;
° Connect, the venue for artists to reach out to fans.
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15:15
Eight Weeks With the MacBook Keyboard: Total Love

Apple's new MacBook uses a new keyboard mechanism. The keys are larger, and the throw is shorter. So when people try it out for just a minute ot two in the Apple store, it may feel strange, different and even undesirable. But John Martellaro has been using his MacBook for eight weeks and loves it. He explains.


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15:12
Apple Music comes to Mac and PC with iTunes 12.2

Following the release of iOS 8.4 earlier on Tuesday, Apple pushed out the latest version of iTunes with support for the company's Apple Music streaming service, bringing including Beats 1 radio, Apple Music Connect, Apple Music Radio and more to Mac.

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14:59
∞ On the launch of Apple Music

There was a bit of mic chatter, then Zane Lowe broke in to make the official launch:Alright, man. We gotta kick this whole thing off at some point. We spent the last three months trying to build this radio station and now we can build no more. We must launch.An incredible start for Apple Music.

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14:59
TCP and UDP ports used by Apple software products

Learn more about TCP and UDP ports used by Apple products like OS X, OS X Server, Apple Remote Desktop, and iCloud. Many of these are referred to as "well known" industry standard ports. 

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14:47
Apple Assesses their Next Step in e-Book Conspiracy...

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a 2013 decision finding Apple Inc. liable for conspiring with publishers to raise the price of e-books. Yet considering Apple's position on the matter, they could ask the Second Circuit to rehear the case or ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review it.

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14:42
Apple Updates GarageBand for Mac and iPhone: New...

Apple released GarageBand 10.1 for OS X Yosemite on Tuesday, as well as GarageBand 2.0.7 for iOS 8. Both updates add support for Apple Music Connect, allowing artists to upload content directly to Connect. The Mac version also adds ten new drummers, new patches, 1,000 new Apple Loops, support for Force Touch trackpad (which is currently only available on Apple's new MacBook), and more.


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14:33
Listen to Beats 1 on your Apple TV

Listen to Beats 1 on your Apple TV via AirPlay. 

Apple Music is live and ready. You can tune into Apple's 24 hour radio station, Beats 1, on your iOS device or Mac running iTunes 12.2. That's great, but some customers have their premium sound system connected to their home entertainment system, including the Apple TV. Fortunately, it's easy to listen to Beats 1 via Apple TV. 

Right now, the iTunes Radio app on Apple TV does not have access to Beats 1. That could change, but we'll have to wait and see. For now, follow these steps. 

While listening to Beats 1 via the Apple Music app on your iOS device, and tap the AirPlay button. Lastly, select your Apple TV and you're good! 

Hopefully the iTunes Radio button will be updated to include Beats 1. Until then, AirPlay works. 

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14:28
Apple security updates

This document outlines security updates for Apple products.

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14:25
Apple Releases iTunes 12.2 Update with Apple Music...

Apple released an iTunes update on Tuesday afternoon with support for Apple Music, the company's new streaming music service and Internet radio station. The version 12.2 update lets users try out and use Apple Music on their Mac and Windows PC-something we've already been able to do most of today on our iPhones and iPads.


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14:20
Appeals court says Apple is liable for e-book price...


The Second Court of Appeals has affirmed (PDF) that Apple is liable for engaging in e-book price fixing, holding up the 2013 judgment of a district court that ruled in favor of the Department of Justice (DoJ) and 33 states.
The DoJ sued Apple as well as publishers Penguin, HarperCollins, Hachette, Simon & Schuster, and Macmillan back in 2012. The publishers agreed to settle for $164 million. Apple fought the charges and lost, and it appealed the decision in February 2014.
When it appealed...

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14:17
∞ Apple Music comes to the Mac with iTunes update

Apple just posted iTunes 12.2, which brings its new Apple Music service to the Mac. Open iTunes and go to iTunes > Check for Updates.

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14:16
How to Request Songs on Beats 1 Radio

Apple's Beats 1 Internet radio is offering another feature familiar to traditional radio station listeners: call-in requests. Apple has phone numbers available in several countries, and Beats 1 DJ Travis Mills will host a requests show at 5PM pacific time.


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14:14
Apple Releases iTunes 12.2 With Apple Music and...

Apple today released iTunes 12.2 for OS X Yosemite users, introducing desktop support for the new Apple Music service. Launched today as part of iOS 8.4, Apple Music lets iTunes users to listen to on-demand music, create playlists, find music suitable for every activity, and more. Apple Music is also accompanied by Apple Music Connect, Apple's new artist-centric social network, and the Beats 1 24/7 live worldwide radio station. iTunes 12.2 can be downloaded immediately through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store. Apple has also released a new version of iTunes 12.2 for Windows users. This update includes: For You. Get playlist and album recommendations you'll love, selected just for you based on your musical tastes. The more you listen, the...

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14:00
Apple Loses Ebook Price Fixing Appeal, Must Pay $450...

An anonymous reader writes: A federal appeals court ruled 2-1 today that Apple indeed conspired with publishers to increase ebook prices. The ruling puts Apple on the hook for the $450 million settlement reached in 2014 with lawyers and attorneys general from 33 states. The Justice Dept. contended that the price-fixing conspiracy raised the price of some e-books from the $10 standard set by Amazon to $13-$15. The one dissenting judge argued that Apple's efforts weren't anti-competitive because Amazon held 90% of the market at the time. Apple is unhappy with the ruling, but they haven't announced plans to take the case further. They said, "While we want to put this behind us, the case is about principles and values. We know we did nothing wrong back in 2010 and are assessing next steps."

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13:53
Beats1 live on your Mac

It looks like Twitter has found the link to the live stream of Beats1 audio. Thanks to Benji R for the link. This will do until Apple posts their own link.∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:26
About the security content of QuickTime 7.7.7

This document describes the security content of QuickTime 7.7.7.

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13:22
Apple Music Turns to Tumblr for Beats 1 Show Schedule

If you want to stay on top of Beats 1 programming for Apple Music, you can point your Web browser to Tumblr because that's where Apple has their Internet radio station schedule listed. And showing Apple's new found love of social networks, you can find Apple Music on Twitter and Instagram, too.

The Mac Observer Spin: Apple really is embracing social platforms, and that's really clear with Apple Music's presence on Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram.


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13:21
Pay What You Want for the iOS Designer Bundle

Check out the iOS Designer Bundle, a collection of five training courses that will train you to design for iOS. Better yet, you can pay what you want. It works like this: pay the minimum-even a penny-and you get the first training course. Beat the average price, which is currently $12.31, and you get all five. 10 percent of your purchase price goes to Creative Commons, and if you make the top of the leaderboard at any time, you'll get five entries into a giveaway for an iMac with 5K Retina display. Hit any spot on the leaderboard at any time and you'll get one entry. There are details on the deal page.


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13:15
Leaked Photos of Next-Generation 'iPhone 6s...

The next-generation iPhone, often referred to as the "iPhone 6s," will likely retain the same exterior design as the iPhone 6, based on purported images of the device's rear shell obtained by 9to5Mac. The report claims the rear shell is identical to the iPhone 6 on the outside, including the same thickness and width, with only minor internal differences. The leaked photos of the "iPhone 6s" reveal that the Lightning connector, speakers, microphones, headphone jack, volume rocker, mute button, sleep/wake button, SIM card slot, antenna lines and cutout for the rear-facing camera and LED flash are all identical to the iPhone 6, which is unsurprising given that "S" model iPhones have historically looked almost identical to the iPhone released one year prior. While the exterior design on the "iPhone 6s" looks unchanged, the rear shell...

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13:14
Apple releases OS X 10.10.4 update



You’ve been waiting for this for a while.
On Tuesday, Apple released OS X 10.10.4, the newest version of its current operating system.
The update, a 1.09 gigabyte download, offers the following fixes and changes:

- Improves networking reliability.
- Improves Migration Assistant reliability.
- Addresses an issue that prevented some external displays from functioning properly.
- Improves the reliability of upgrading iPhoto and Aperture libraries to Photos.
- Improves reliability when syncing photos and videos to iCloud Photo Library.
- Addresses an issue that could cause Photos to unexpectedly quit after importing some Lecia DNG files.
- Resolves an issue...

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13:05
AppleCare will replace your battery once it drops to...


The battery in your iPhone or Apple Watch is a precious resource, and it becomes more precious as your devices age and their batteries begin to lose capacity. One solution to this problem is to buy an aftermarket replacement battery, look up an iFixit guide, and crack your phone or tablet open yourself. If you've paid for the AppleCare and AppleCare+ extended warranty programs, though, we've got good news.
Apple will now replace any battery covered by AppleCare+ once it drops below 80 percent of its original capacity, as outlined in refreshed AppleCare+ documents spotted by MacRumors late last week and reported on other sites today. Previously, a battery had to drop to 50 percent of its original...

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12:53
Mac: Apple GarageBand 10.1

In tandem with today’s launch of Apple Music, the company has also pushed out an update to its GarageBand ($5) music creation software, with a tie-in that allows artists to now publish their tracks directly to the Apple Music Connect service, allowing jams and mixes in progress to be quickly shared with fans.

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12:46
GigSky offers cellular data plans for iPad travelers...

GigSky, a global mobile network designed for travelers, will offer cellular data plans for iPad travelers with Apple SIM in more than 90 countries and territories.
With Apple SIM installed, iPad customers can view and select these short-term data plans directly on their Apple tablet, avoiding the hassle of buying a local SIM when they travel. US and UK customers have the added benefit of choosing from these short-term data plans at home.
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12:40
News: Report: iPhone 6S to look ‘nearly identical’...

A new report from 9to5Mac reveals that the exterior design of this year’s “iPhone 6S” models will look substantially the same on the outside despite a collection of internal changes. Citing “a proven source familiar with Apple’s supply chain,” the report claims, as others have, that Apple is planning on bringing Force Touch to the new models. However, the design of the iPhone 6S will be identical to the current…

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12:39
Apple Says iTunes 12.2 ‘Coming Soon’ for Mac and...

Apple's iTunes download page for Mac and Windows continues to offer iTunes 12.1.2, but the company added an "iTunes 12.2 coming soon" note. Apple Music, which launched earlier on Tuesday with iOS 8.4, requires iTunes 12.2 on Mac and Windows, and its absence has been greeted with annoyance and snark on the Interwebs.


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12:38
Apple releases GarageBand 10.1 for the Mac, Security...

Apple has updated GarageBand, its music creation software for the Mac, to version 10.1. It adds 10 new EDM (electronic dance music) and hip hop drummers, 20 new electronic drum kits, 100 new EDM and Hip Hop synthesizer patches, new Morph Pad Smart Control, and 1,000 new loops to support all those new genres.
GarageBand 10.1 is available at the Mac App Store. It's free for existing users and those who've bought a recent Mac. It's US$4.99 for others.
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12:31
How to get started with Apple Music

There day is here. Apple Music is finally available. Earlier we published a brief how-to on migrating your existing Beats Music account to Apple Music, keeping your library, playlists and artist preferences intact. Now, we'll explain how to get started with Apple Music from scratch.

Install iOS 8.4

This update brings Apple Music and Beats 1 to your iPhone or iPad, replacing Apple's Music app with an all-new version that's ready for the new services. Once that's done, it's time to launch the new Apple Music app.

Begin  your trial

A new window appears. Tap the Start 3 Month Free Trial button. At this point, you'll be prompted to choose the individual plan at $9.99, or the family plan at $14.99. Don't worry, you won...

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12:19
Apple Patches 45 Security Flaws in OS X Yosemite,...

Apple patched some 45 security OS X Yosemite v10.10.4, which was released earlier on Tuesday. The company also released Security Update 2015-005 Mavericks and Security Update 2015-005 Mountain Lion. The security holes and bugs fixed services and technologies throughout the operating systems, and many of them allow the bad guys to take over your Mac.


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11:57
About the security content of OS X Yosemite v10.10.4...

This document describes the security content of OS X Yosemite v10.10.4 and Security Update 2015-005.

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11:52
About Apple SIM on iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

Apple SIM makes it easy to sign up for short-term, long-term, or shared cellular data plans right on your iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi+Cellular.

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11:39
Cisco buys a DNS provider to protect you in the cloud

When you think of internet security from Cisco, you probably imagine firewalls and routers (usually) stopping hackers and malware from hitting your network. You're going to have to expand that definition very shortly, though. Cisco has snapped up Ope...

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11:31
Op-ed: Safari is the new Internet Explorer


Last weekend I attended EdgeConf, a conference populated by many of the leading lights in the Web industry. It featured panel talks and breakout sessions with a focus on technologies that are just now starting to emerge in browsers, so there was a lot of lively discussion around Service Worker, Web Components, Shadow DOM, Web Manifests, and more.
EdgeConf’s hundred-odd attendees were truly the heavy hitters of the Web community. The average Twitter follower count in any given room was probably in the thousands, and all the major browser vendors were represented—Google, Mozilla, Microsoft, Opera. We had lots of fun peppering them with questions about when they might release such-and-such API.
There was one company not in attendance, though, and it served as the proverbial elephant in the room that no one wanted to discuss. I heard it referred to cagily as “a company in California” or “a certain fruit company...

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11:26
Apple Squashes EFI Flash Memory Security Holes in OS...

Apple released Mac EFI Security Update 2015-001 on Monday, a security update for Mountain Lion and Mavericks that patches two flaws dealing with EFI Flash memory. Both flaws would have allowed the bad guys to take over your Mac.


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11:21
Bad news for Prince fans: These artists are missing...

a few artists are still not ready to commit to Apple Music. The Beatles are a big—but expected—holdout. It took Apple years to bring The Beatles to the iTunes Store and when it finally did in 2010, the company did an entire ad campaign about it. If Apple Music included The Beatles’ catalog, we would have heard about it weeks ago. Another notable holdout is Prince, who has an artist page on Apple Music—but it’s completely blank. It’s possible that Apple and Prince are still sorting out negotiations, but as of launch day, Apple Music subscribers won’t be able to work out to “When Doves Cry.”It’s a real shame for me – I’m a huge Prince fan – and there are a lot of other popular artists not included, to the great detriment of their fans....

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11:13
Apple Security Update 2015-005 - For OS X 10.9. (...

Apple Security Update 2015-005 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X. For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222 The download link above is for OS X 10.Mavericks; see Related Links for additional security updates. Also please understand that the security updates mentioned here were applied to OS X 10.10 Yosemite in the OS X 10.10.4 operating-system update.Version 2015-004:

  • Admin Framework
    • Available for: OS X Yosemite v10.10 to v10.10.2
    • Impact: A process may gain admin privileges without properly authenticating
    • Description: An issue existed when checking XPC entitlements. This issue was addressed with improved entitlement checking.
  • apache
    • Available for: OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5, OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, OS X Yosemite v10.10 to v10.10.2...

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10:48
Review: Just Mobile TimeStand for Apple Watch

TimeStand ($40) is Just Mobile's first Apple Watch stand. As any casual follower of Just Mobile would guess, TimeStand is made of aluminum. It's a relatively small stand with an oval-shaped rubberized bottom. A small channel lets users run the Apple Watch's charging cable down the side of the stand and out the back.{/exp:char_limit}

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10:37
Apple HP Printer Drivers 3.1 - For OS X 10.7 or...

Apple HP Printer Drivers includes the latest HP printing and scanning software for OS X Lion or later. For information about supported printer models, see this page.Version 3.1:

  • The latest printing and scanning software for OS X 10.7 or later
  • OS X 10.7 or later

Download Now

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10:36
Latest OS X update allows you to enable TRIM for...

Pretty much every operating system in use these days supports TRIM—a special ATA command that the OS sends along to an SSD when deleting files on that SSD. The lone exception to that list has been Apple’s OS X, which—at least until today—only supported TRIM on its OEM SSDs. If you took a Mac that originally came with a spinning disk and installed an aftermarket SSD in it yourself, the operating system wouldn’t use TRIM on the disk—at least, not unless you resorted to third-party tools.
With today’s OS X 10.10.4 update, however, Apple has added a command line utility that can be used to enable TRIM on third-party SSDs without having to download and install anything. Called trimforce, the utility can be executed from the OS X terminal, and it requires a reboot to start...

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10:33
Epson Printer Drivers 3.1 - For OS X 10.7 through OS...

Epson Printer Drivers installs the latest software for your EPSON printer or scanner for OS X Yosemite, OS X Mavericks, OS X Mountain Lion, and OS X Lion. For more information about printing and scanning software, see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3669#epson.Version 3.1:

  • Latest drivers for Epson printers and scanners
  • OS X 10.7 or later

Download Now

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10:29
Apple SIM Cellular Data Plans Now Available in Over...

Apple has reached a partnership with mobile connectivity company GigSky to expand Apple SIM cellular data plans to over 90 countries and territories around the world. iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 users that have Apple SIM installed can now purchase short-term data plans while traveling in a long list of countries throughout Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa, South America and other regions worldwide. Apple SIM is now available for purchase at Apple Retail Stores in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. Apple SIM cellular data plans were previously limited to participating carriers in the United States and United Kingdom, including AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile in...

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10:19
Soundtrack Pro 3: Troubleshooting Basics

If Soundtrack Pro 3 isn't starting up properly or performing normally, try these basic troubleshooting steps. Please note that these steps aren't exhaustive and are not intended to cover any specific issue. They are fundamental, basic steps that are most effective in getting Soundtrack Pro 3 into good working order and are the steps most often suggested by AppleCare Technical Support. 

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10:17
Motion 4: Troubleshooting basics

If Motion isn't starting up properly or performing as expected, try these basic troubleshooting steps to remedy the situation. Please note that these steps aren't exhaustive, and are not intended to cover any specific issue. They are fundamental, basic steps that are most effective in getting Motion into good working order, and are the steps most often suggested by AppleCare Technical Support.

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10:03
Xcode 6.4 - Integrated development environment (IDE...

Xcode provides everything developers need to create great applications for Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Xcode brings user interface design, coding, testing, and debugging into a united workflow. The Xcode IDE combined with the Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks, and the Swift programming language make developing apps easier and more fun than ever before. Xcode includes the Xcode IDE, Swift, and Objective-C compilers, Instruments analysis tool, iOS Simulator, the latest and greatest OS X and iOS SDK's and hundreds of powerful features.Version 6.4:

  • Adds support for iOS 8.4
  • Includes Swift 1.2 and SDKs for OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8.4
  • OS X 10.10 or later

Download Now

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10:00
Tropical Software rolls out iAddressX 3.6 for OS X

Tropical Software has rolled out iAddressX 3.6, an update of the Mac OS X (10.7 or higher) utility.
You can use iAddressX to navigate contacts from a small icon in the system menu, and to initiate various tasks including printing of Dymo labels, dialing regular and Skype calls, sending SMS messages to Skype pals or friend's cell phones, and more. Version 3.6.0 adds an option to show Contacts by Group as a sub-menu, or in the main menu (it's recommended that you enable Contacts by Group if you have many Groups).
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09:53
TMO Daily Observations 2015-06-30: Apple Music First...

Apple Music officially launched this morning so Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to to share their first impressions on Apple's new streaming music service and Internet radio station. They also look at iOS 8.4, OS X Yosemite 10.10.4, and some of the important fixes in both of those software updates.


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09:50
Apple released 3 new Software Updates
09:47
Get the Beats 1 programming schedule

I've been listening to Beats 1, Apple's new 24-hour radio station, and I'm enjoying it quite a bit. DJ Zane Lowe is personable and really, really enthusiastic. As a budding fan, I'm interested in knowing what to expect out of the station. Fortunately, Apple has published a full Beats 1 schedule on Tumblr. 

Visit applemusic.tumblr.com for the full run-down, including the daily schedule and upcoming special programming, like Zane's interview with Eminem and some live Rolling Stones. 

You can find the schedule in the iOS app, too. Just tap the Beats 1 graphic and scroll down to see the day's events in order. Have fun!

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09:30
A quick tour of iOS 8.4’s new Music app and the...


Andrew Cunningham

The new Music app. The navigation at the bottom of the app is mostly Apple Music-related now.

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Also included are a few first-time setup impressions for the Apple Music service,...

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09:10
Move your Beats Music membership to Apple Music

Apple Music and Beats 1 are live. Beats Music customers like me have the chance to migrate their accounts over to Apple Music, keeping their library and playlists intact. The process is ridiculously easy. Here's how to migrate your Beats Music account to Apple Music and give the new service a try. 

Install iOS 8.4

This update brings Apple Music and Beats 1 to your iPhone or iPad, replacing Apple's Music app with an all-new version that's ready for the new services. Once that's done, it's time to update the Beats Music app.

Update the Beats Music app to the latest version

Launch the App Store on your mobile device, tap update and download Beats Music 2.3.3. This update lets you move your playlists, preferred artists and music to Apple...

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08:58
News: Appeals court: Apple conspired to fix e-book...

A federal appeals court ruled against Apple Tuesday, affirming that the company conspired with five publishers to increase e-book prices, Reuters reports. The 2-1 decision upheld a lower court ruling that the agreement that raised e-book prices to higher levels than those previously charged by Amazon violated antitrust laws. In his dissenting opinion, U.S. District Court Judge Dennis Jacobs said he would have reversed the ruling, holding that Apple’s…

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08:33
Beats 1 Worldwide 24/7 Live Radio With Zane Lowe Now...

Following the launch of Apple Music alongside iOS 8.4, Apple's Beats 1 radio station led by Zane Lowe has begun broadcasting. Available in more than 100 countries, Beats 1 is a 24/7 radio station that will play music around the clock with live DJs and guests. The inaugural song played on Beats 1 radio right when it kicked off at 9:00 a.m. was Spring King's "City," which was followed by Beck's "Dreams" and Jamie xx's "In Color." Spring King was picked by Lowe as a great upcoming band from Manchester. In a move that might be somewhat controversial, Apple has decided to censor explicit content on the Beats 1 radio station, something listeners experienced when a song from Dr. Dre's Chronic album was played. Beats 1 features several shows by various on-air personalities, and a full lineup of what's...

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08:13
OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 - Apple's latest...

OS X Yosemite is Apple's newest operating system for Mac. An elegant design that feels entirely fresh, yet inherently familiar. The apps you use every day, enhanced with new features. And a completely new relationship between your Mac and iOS devices. OS X Yosemite will change how you see your Mac. And what you can do with it. Redesigned interface. With OS X Yosemite, we set out to elevate the experience of using a Mac. To do that, we looked at the entire system and refined it app by app. Feature by feature. Pixel by pixel. And we built great new capabilities into the interface that put need-to-know information at your fingertips. The result is that your Mac has a fresh new look, with all the power and simplicity you know and love. Powerful built-in apps. One of the best things about a Mac is that it comes loaded with state-of-the-art, beautifully designed apps you’ll love to use every day. In OS X Yosemite, those apps give you new ways to do some of the things...

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08:12
News: Apple Music makes subscriptions available...

The updated iTunes terms of service rolling out with Apple Music today indicate that carriers may be handling at least some Apple Music subscriptions. “Where available, you may be offered an Apple Music Subscription through your carrier (a ‘Carrier Subscription’). If you purchase a Carrier Subscription, your carrier will bill you for the cost of your Apple Music Subscription,” the updated terms read. Apple makes it clear that…

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08:00
Announcing archiving for non-Microsoft data in...

Compliance is no longer about email alone. It has extended into realms that include social media, instant messaging, and collaboration platforms, to name just a few. In just a few years, these communication channels have become so prevalent that entire industries have spun up around them. Governance and regulatory policies have been updated to reflect the growing influence of these new mediums. When thinking of compliance, organizations must now account for all of these new communication tools that are frequently used by their employees.
Today, Office 365 helps customers stay compliant with an archiving solution that covers email, documents in SharePoint and OneDrive for Business, and Skype for Business meetings and conversations. But, our customers require and have asked for more—they want Office 365 to provide the same rich archiving capabilities over non-Microsoft data sources, such as social and messaging data, as well.
To accommodate customers who require archiving...

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08:00
Get started on PowerShell for Office 365

Starting today, PowerShell for Office 365, a new website designed to help Office 365 IT administrators get started on Windows PowerShell for Office 365 is now live. Announced at Microsoft Ignite, this website is targeted at IT administrators with little to no experience with Windows PowerShell. The website is focused on simple scenarios that are focused entirely for Office 365 administration.
Learning PowerShell for Office 365 makes the job of IT admins easier and more efficient. For example, say your company goes through a large reorganization where departments change names and move to different management. If you are dealing with a few changes and a few people, the Office 365 Admin Center can quickly be used to make the changes. However, consider the task at hand if the changes involved hundreds or even a thousand users. While the Office 365 Admin Center is more than capable of making all the changes, the amount of work and the...

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07:56
As Apple Fans Wait for the Next Hot iPhone Model to...

Earlier this morning we posted a report titled "The Success of the iPhone 6 is Depressing Korean Analysts." Apple's iPhone 6 has sailed through eight months of successful sales leaving Samsung's new Galaxy S6 Edge in the dust. But as new statistics emerge this morning, Apple fans are beginning to hold off on buying ...

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07:49
Trent Reznor on Apple Music: other services “left me...

Rolling Stone:Reznor is taking his own stab at a streaming service, with an eye toward connecting with fans, with Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio. I want that feeling of walking into an independent record shop, if there are still any that exist, like Amoeba [Records], and being delighted by the choices and the way music is presented to you with love and care. It’s exciting. And you leave with stuff you wouldn’t have dreamed you wanted and you’re excited to listen and share it and experience it.”I love Reznor’s intensity both in his Nine Inch Nails days and now as the guy who seems to be the driving force of Apple Music.∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:46
Everything you need to know about Apple Music,...

Apple on Tuesday launched Apple Music, as well as companion services Connect, Beats 1, and Apple Music Radio. Together, the platforms represent a major push into the streaming music world. Here's everything you need to know about Apple Music.

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07:45
Non-music updates in iOS 8.4

Apple has released iOS 8.4, which introduces Apple Music across iOS devices. There's some interesting non-music changes in this update as well, including several changes to iBooks. According to Apple:

  • Browse, listen to and download audio books from inside iBooks
  • Books that are "Made for iBooks" now work on iPhone and iPad
  • A new setting lets you turn off the Auto-Night theme
  • Find and pre-order books in a series from your library

A few ibooks-related issues have been resolved too, including trouble with downloading books from iCloud. 

Enjoy Apple Music and the improved iBooks experience. 

 

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07:33
Apple to announce third quarter earnings on Tuesday...



Come Tuesday, July 21st, you shall learn exactly how much money Apple has made this quarter.
I mean, that’s the point of quarterly statements.
Apple announced that it will announce its quarterly earnings for the third fiscal quarter (second calendar quarter) of 2015 on Tuesday, July 21. The quarterly earnings statement will be released around 1:30 PM Pacific/4:30 PM Eastern while a conference call to discuss the earnings report will take place at 2:00 PM Pacific/5:00 PM Eastern.

The report will focus on specific device sales such as the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus following what’s expected to be another record-breaking quarter for the handset. It will also provide...

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07:32
Apple releases OS X 10.10.4 with Mail, Photos...

In addition to iOS 8.4 and Apple Music, Apple on Tuesday released OS X 10.10.4, making a variety of bugfixes including one solving problems caused by the infamous "discoveryd" service.

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07:22
Apple dumps discoveryd and fixes Photos and Mail...


The next major release of OS X looms like some kind of mountain over some kind of park, but Yosemite isn't done yet. Today Apple released the final version of OS X 10.10, a bugfix update that comes almost three months after 10.10.3.
The first change in OS X 10.10.4 is to "networking reliability," which is likely a reference to the replacement of discoveryd, a new-but-flaky DNS service introduced in Yosemite. It has been replaced with what appears to be mDNSresponder, the service that...

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07:21
Apple loses final e-books antitrust appeal, will pay...

The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday confirmed a lower court's finding that Apple colluded with major publishers to raise the price of e-books following the launch of the iBookstore, putting the case to rest and clearing the way for distribution of a $450 million settlement.

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07:10
∞ Apple releases iOS 8.4, introduces Apple Music to...

Go get it!

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07:09
Apple releases iOS 8.4 update, launches Apple Music...



iOS 8.4 is here.
And so are the hefty changes to the Music app that have been noted over the past few weeks.
Early Tuesday, Apple released iOS 8.4. The new version of the mobile operating system includes an overhauled Music app with access to Beats Music, Beats 1 and the new Apple Music streaming service.

Other changes include the following:
- Audiobook playback moving to the built-in iBooks app with support for CarPlay while textbooks created using iBooks Author will now be available on the iPhone.
- Full access to the Apple Music services.
Beats Music subscribers can migrate their music libraries to Apple Music using the latest software...

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07:04
Apple Releases OS X 10.10.4 With 'Discoveryd...

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07:03
Apple releases iOS 8.4 with new Music app, fix for...

Apple has just released iOS 8.4, the latest update to its mobile operating system. The update isn't as wide-ranging as iOS 8.3, but it does add a few notable things—chief among them are a revamped Music app and a fix for a bug where a specific set of characters could crash the operating system. iOS 8.4 is available for the iPhone 4S and newer, the iPad 2 and newer, and the fifth-generation iPod Touch.
The redesigned music app accompanies the launch of Apple Music and the 24-hour, human-curated Beats One radio station, which Apple exec Eddy Cue and a parade of others spent a long, long time unveiling at WWDC earlier this month. The Spotify-esque on-demand streaming station comes with a three-month trial, and when that ends, it will cost $10 a month for...

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07:01
Apple Releases iOS 8.4 with Apple Music

Apple has updated iOS to 8.4, and with it has launched its new Apple Music subscription service. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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07:00
Apple Improves Networking in OS X 10.10.4

Apple has released OS X 10.10.4, which promises to solve networking reliability and iCloud Photo Library syncing, among other things. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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06:57
News: Apple Music makes much-anticipated debut with...

Apple has released iOS 8.4, and with it, Apple Music makes its much-anticipated debut within the redesigned Music app. Apple Music’s DJ-curated Beats 1 station will begin broadcasting at 12 p.m. Eastern time. The full scope of Apple Music features will eventually cost $10/month, but all the features are available to users free of charge for the first three months. iOS 8.4 also includes iBooks improvements and bug fixes....

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06:57
Apple released a new iOS Firmware

Apple just released iOS 8.4 (Build 12H143) 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
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06:57
Apple Music service goes live with redesigned app,...

Apple on Tuesday released iOS 8.4 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, officially debuting the Apple Music subscription streaming service, as well as the Beats 1 live radio station set to start broadcasting at 9 a.m. Pacific, noon Eastern.

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06:49
Apple Releases iOS 8.4 With Apple Music, Beats 1,...

Apple today released iOS 8.4, the fourth major update to iOS 8. First seeded to developers in April, iOS 8.4 includes a newly revamped Music app and Apple's long-awaited on-demand streaming music service, Apple Music. iOS 8.4 is available immediately as an over-the-air download, and the new Apple Music service is located within the Music app. Apple Music will be available immediately after iOS 8.4 is installed, while the Beats 1 radio service will kick off at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Introduced at the recent Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple Music is an on-demand streaming music service that's much like Apple's former Beats Music service. It allows users to listen to an unlimited amount of music for $9.99 per month or $14.99 for a family plan that supports up to 6 listeners...

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06:45
CNBC Video: What to Expect from Apple Music

CNBC's Business News host Dominic Chu interviewed Michael Andronico, Asssociate Editor of Tom's Guide, about his take on what to expect from Apple Music today.

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06:38
Apple Music & Beats 1 launches hyped by Eddy Cue...

To promote this week's launch of the subscription Apple Music streaming service, as well as the 24/7 Beats 1 worldwide radio station, the faces of Apple's music business -- Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine, and Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor -- stepped into the limelight once again, to explain how their new services are intended to stand out from the rest.

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06:27
iTunes Match libraries seeing duplicates, bad...

As Apple Music prepares to launch later on Tuesday, many people are experiencing problems with iTunes Match that are causing havoc with their music libraries, according to complaints received by AppleInsider and on Apple's support forums.

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23:01
Hands on with Square's new Apple Pay reader

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