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Tuesday September 29

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

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

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

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

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How to Revive The Levelator in El Capitan

If you’ve been using The Levelator to normalize volume in recorded audio, the bad news is that the orphaned app doesn’t work in El Capitan. The good news is that the fix is simple. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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Pacifist 3.5.5 - Install individual files from .pkg...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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OS X El Capitan available tomorrow as as free update

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

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

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

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News: Apple Pay coming to Canada by late October?

Apple Pay may be arriving in Canada as early as late October, according to a new report from iPhone in Canada. Earlier this year, The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple was in negotiations with the six major Canadian banks regarding a potential November launch for the mobile payments service, and now this latest report cites trusted sources within the industry that indicate that the banks and Apple appear to be on track. A number of payment processor…

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Apple offers details on its 'commitment to your...

Apple has updated its Privacy Policy webpage to reiterate its strong stance on personal privacy and, well, show how different it is from the competition regarding such matters.

"We’re publishing this website to explain how we handle your personal information, what we do and don’t collect, and why," Apple says. "We’re going to make sure you get updates here about privacy at Apple at least once a year and whenever there are significant changes to our policies."

As you add photos, messages, contacts, and credit cards to your Apple devices, they become more personal. Apple says that whey they design ways to protect that data and build safeguards into the OS X, iOS, watchOS and tvOS operating systems, apps, and the devices themselves. The company adds that they never sell your data.

When you use Siri to search by location or album name in the Photos app, Apple says it never sends your photos or any...

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Pixar staff gets early chance to test iPad Pro...

Apple recently brought the iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil to the award winning Hollywood filmmakers at Pixar, giving the studio's digital animation wizards an early sneak-peek at its upcoming technology.

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Flyshark 2 folding keyboard sports Bluetooth 4.2 and...

Folding keyboards are nothing new -- I can recall using them back in the days of Palm PDAs. But as with all of the rest of our technology, things just keep getting better. The Flyshark 2 is currently looking for funding on Kickstarter and has reached about 40% of its funding goal with a little over three weeks to go. So why should you back this project? Let's take a look.

Using Bluetooth Smart (Bluetooth 4.2), it's possible for the keyboard to get up to 1 year of battery life off of a single charge. At 9.96 inches wide (253 mm) and 2.95 inches deep (75 mm) when unfolded, the Flyshark 2 provides a surprisingly large keyboard area. The design team used 7000 series aluminum for the exterior shell, the same material used in the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. As such, the Flyshark 2 weighs only 150 grams -- about 5.3 ounces. 

The keyboard also...

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News: Google launches Google Music Family Plan

Google has announced a Family Plan for its Google Play Music All Access service, 9to5Google reports. Mirroring Apple Music’s similar offering, the new Family Plan allows up to six family members to share a single plan on separate Google Accounts for $15 per month, with the ability to listen on any device, and recommendations that are tailored to each account. A single user Google Play Music All Access plan costs $10 per month, and although Google…

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Dr. Mac’s First Look at the iPhone 6s

Dr. Mac got an iPhone 6s last Friday; his initial impressions are in Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves Episode 143, a delightful little ditty he likes to call, "Dr. Mac's First Look at the iPhone 6s." It wasn't all wine and roses (Spoiler alert: He thinks the Rose Gold looks too pink). But after a rocky start, the Doc is pretty happy with his newest gadget.

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Google to Expand India's Internet Access With...

Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Sunday announced a plan to provide high-speed public WiFi in 400 train stations across India. The announcement coincided with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California. Modi is expected to promote his Digital India initiative during his U.S. visit. One objective of the plan is to bring high-speed Internet to rural areas of India. Google will work closely with Indian Railways and with RailTel, which provides Internet service along the railway lines.

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The final verdict: Which Macworld staffers are...

When Apple Music first launched three months ago, all of us here at Macworld immediately signed up and started grooving to its three-month free trial. (That is, until Prince’s catalog disappeared.) Most of us were already subscribing to other music streaming services, but since Apple Music had a long lead-in period, there was no harm in double-dipping in the musical honey jar.Our initial reactions were strong, and favorable. We loved its personalized playlists, Siri integration, and the always changing “For You” section. We were thrilled to have a place to legally stream 1989. We even started to enjoy Beats 1....

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Reset The Server App When It’s Unresponsive

The Server 5 app that installs on Yosemite and El Capitan is great. But when you go making changes to some things, you’re just going to cause problems, sometimes something as simple as just upgrading to the latest and greatest version of Server… I know, you’ve been told that host name changes and IP changes are all kinds of OK at this point; “look, Charles, there’s a button!” Well, go ahead, click it. Don’t mind me, you might just be alright. But then again, you might not if you’re running Open Directory, Profile Manager, or a few other services… When it works it’s a thing of beauty. But when it doesn’t, you might be restoring some stuff from backup. But just before you do that restore, let’s try one more thing. Let’s try and rebuild some certificates and configuration settings that shouldn’t impact actual service operation. Let’s try to reset the Server app and let a fresh install of the Server see if it can fix issues.
Now, I want to be clear, this is the last resort before...

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OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 beta 2 Now Available

OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 beta 2 Now Available

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OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 beta 2 Now Available

OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 beta 2 Now Available

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As expected, Mac OS X El Capitan is coming tomorrow

September has been a great month for Apple fans, with updates to all major operating systems. First it was iOS 9, then watchOS 2, and now Mac OS X El Capitan will be officially available tomorrow

The new OS brings with it some features to make working with your Mac faster, simpler and smarter. Split View, which first made its appearance on iPads in iOS 9, will be available in OS X El Capitan. An updated Mission Control shows all open windows in a single layer with one swipe, making it easy to view what's open. 

Spotlight improvements will make it easier for Mac users to find documents and information. El Capitan will now provide results for weather, transit information, web video, stocks and sports, all accessed through natural language queries. 

Mail gets updated and will now add suggested events or contacts to your calendar or...

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Tim Cook Discusses Apple's Enterprise Efforts...

Apple CEO Tim Cook is participating in a "fireside chat" today with Box CEO Aaron Levie at BoxWorks 2015, following Apple's record-breaking iPhone launch weekend. Given that this is an enterprise conference, the interview naturally begins with a discussion of Apple's enterprise efforts, although Cook notes that to some degree there is no such thing as an "enterprise phone" any more than there are enterprise cars and that Apple has been quietly numerous phones and tablets to companies. Cook does, however, highlight some of Apple's enterprise partnerships, including Cisco and Box, emphasizing how transformational mobile is for businesses. Mobility enables significant increases in productivity and gives companies the opportunity to rethink their business processes. But nobody, including Apple, is way out in front on this. Levie then gives Cook a "layup" question, asking why this sort of transformation can't happen on Android, with...

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Advertisers Already Using New iPhone Text Message...

Andy Smith writes: The annoying App Store redirect issue has blighted iPhone users for years, but now there's a new annoyance and it's already being exploited: Visit a web page on your iPhone and any advertiser can automatically open your messages app and create a new text message with the recipient and message already filled in. We can only hope they don't figure out how to automatically send the message, although you can bet they're trying.


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SuperDuper 2.8

Adds support for OS X 10.11 El Capitan and now requires 10.7 Lion or later. (Free, $27.95 for additional features, free update, 2.9 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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OS X El Capitan to be released Wednesday, September...

OS X 10.11 El Capitan hits tomorrow.
That’s the official word from Apple via a press release issued on Tuesday.
The new operating system will become available tomorrow (September 30th) on the Mac App Store as a free update. The information has been available since Apple’s September 9th event, which included the Wednesday release date as an easter egg during the new iPhone’s 3D Touch demo.

Compared to OS X Yosemite, El Capitan is more of a minor update that focuses on under-the-hood improvements versus new end-user features and design changes. However, the operating system still does include new features such as a split-screen apps mode, new search features in Spotlight,...

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OS X El Capitan Reviews: 'Solid as a Rock...

Following the release of the golden master version of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to developers earlier in the month, the first reviews for the newest iteration on Apple's desktop operating system have begun to hit this morning, ahead of the wide public release tomorrow, September 30. After testing El Capitan for a few weeks, most sites agree that while OS X 10.11 isn't a massive overhaul, its performance enhancements and speed boosts make upgrading to the free new OS essentially a no-brainer. Macworld calls El Capitan "solid as a rock," noting improvements to features like Mission Control and the introduction of Split View as big...

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Video tests show iPhone 6s, 6s Plus relatively water...

The good news is that the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus handsets are pretty water resistant.
The bad news is that they’re not waterproof and it’s a bad idea to go swimming with them.
A group of YouTube users have put together some videos showcasing the results of both the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus under a few inches of water, although the devices fare much worse when put to the test under four feet of water in a swimming pool.
The first video has both the iPhone 6s Plus and the Galaxy S6 Edge being submerged in a few inches of water. The two handsets survived being submerged for 30 minutes and appeared to retain their entire functionalities afterwards...

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September month-end Patreon update

It’s with a great deal of sadness that we have to report that our friend and co-worker Dave Caolo won’t be with us on a regular basis anymore. On the plus side, Dave is working full time at the International Fund for Animal Welfare and will be writing the occasional piece for AWT.

As a result of Dave departing Apple World Today, we’re readjusting our Patreon goals and I’m happy to say that we’re now very close to our goal of keeping the site going for the foreseeable future. With the support of just over 300 patrons, the site is gaining $1,693.49 each month that is used to keep us solvent. If that number gets to $2,000, we'll be able to keep Apple World Today going indefinitely; at $2,250 we'll add a weekly podcast; and at $2,500 we'll add curated forums. For $4,000 a month, we'll get rid of ads forever! The goals are more attainable than ever.

How do you become a backer? Click here:...

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News: Zane Lowe unsure about future of Beats 1

During a conversation with his former BBC boss, Beats 1 DJ Zane Lowe expressed some doubts about the future of Apple Music’s flagship radio station, The Telegraph reports. When Ben Cooper, controller of BBC’s Radio 1, asked Lowe if Apple Music needed Beats 1, Lowe candidly responded, “I’m not sure it does,” before going on to call the station a work in progress. Lowe left Radio 1 after more than a decade there and relocated…

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Apple hypes Wednesday's launch of free OS X 10....

OS X 10.11 El Capitan is on track to debut Wednesday, Apple confirmed with a press release, reminding customers that they will be able to install the free update from the Mac App Store.

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Apple published a new Press Release

Apple just published a new Press Release:

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How to make your own bootable OS X 10.11 El Capitan...

Enlarge / Even in the download-only era, it's easy to make yourself offline OS X install media. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

It was 2009 when Apple last released a new operating system on physical media. Things have proceeded remarkably smoothly since version 10.7 switched to download-only installers, but there are still good reasons to want an old, reliable USB stick. For instance, if you find yourself doing multiple installs, a USB drive may be faster than multiple downloads (especially if you use a USB 3.0 drive). Or maybe you need a recovery disk for older Macs that don't support the Internet Recovery feature. Whatever the reason, you're in luck, because it's not hard to make one.

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OS X 10.11 El Capitan: The Ars Technica Review

Enlarge / Putting El Capitan through its paces on a wide range of hardware. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Poor OS X can't get no respect.
Apple's Mac operating system has been playing second fiddle to the iPhone since 2007, when Leopard was delayed to make more room for the then-new smartphone. And despite the occasional protest to the contrary, OS X hasn't been the apple of Apple's eye since then. It was second to iCloud, second to iMessage, second to the post-Scott-Forstall flattening of the operating system. And as an added insult, Apple couldn't find time at a two-hour product event to mention OS X or...

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Behind-the-Scenes Moments & Cast Interviews From...

With publicity for the new Steve Jobs movie ramping up ahead of its October 9 release, a new video was shared by ScreenSlam over the weekend, showing a few behind-the-scenes moments of the creation of the film, along with some cast and crew interviews. Seth Rogen, who stars as Steve Wozniak, praises screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's unique approach to the story and describes the movie as so "cinematic" and different from any other biopic, that it almost feels more like fiction than reality. Director Danny Boyle also described the movie as a natural extension of Sorkin's previous movie, The Social Network, with both films centering around individuals who "create this modern world" and the repercussions their innovations have on themselves, their friends and family, and everyone who uses what they built. ScreenSlam also posted a lengthier 37-minute video --...

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News: Apple updates privacy policies for iOS 9,...

Apple has updated its privacy policy to cover newer aspects of iOS 9, including sections breaking down security measures within specific apps like News, Apple Music and public transit directions in Maps. Apple says while News uses information about the stories a user is reading to serve up ads, reading activity information isn’t shared with other Apple services and is linked only to a News-specific identifier that can be reset at any time by…

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Apple updates privacy minisite, says iOS 9 News...

Apple on Tuesday updated its privacy minisite, spelling out things like its policy on encryption and changes related to iOS 9, such as the way it targets stories and advertising in its News app.

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How to Prepare for Tomorrow’s OS X El Capitan Release

OS X El Capitan is coming tomorrow, so if you're planning on updating your Mac right away it's best to be prepared. TMO's Melissa Holt has you covered with her list of what you need to do to make your upgrade go as smoothly as possible-and to make sure you have what you need should it go disastrously wrong.

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Pixar: iPad Pro palm rejection “nigh on perfect”

Nice test drive from Dr. Wave and the Pixar team.∞ Read this on The Loop

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Configure Alerts In OS X Server 5

OS X Server 5, running on El Capitan or Yosemite, comes with a few new alerting options previously unavailable in versions of OS X. The alerts are sent to administrators via servermgrd and configured in the 5th version of the Server app. To configure alerts on the server, open the Server app and then click on Alerts in the Server app sidebar. Next, click on the Delivery tab.

At the Delivery screen, click on the Edit button for Email Addresses and enter every email address that should receive alerts sent from the server. Then click on the Edit button for Push Notifications. Here, check the box for each administrator of the server. The email address on file for the user then receives push notifications of events from the server.

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NeoFinder 6.8 - Catalog your external media and...

NeoFinder (formerly CDFinder) rapidly organizes your data, either on external or internal disks, or any other volumes. It catalogs all your data, so you stay in control of your data archive or disk library. With extensive metadata support, you can find your files quickly. Feature Overview

  • Catalog: any hard disk, data folder, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, BlueRay, HD-DVD, iPod, Server Volume, Audio-CD, USB-Stick, FTP-Server, and more
  • Power: Handle really large amounts of data
  • Photo Previews: Create beautiful thumbnails for many photo and image formats, such as JPG, TIFF, EPS, RAW, PDF, PSD, BMP, GIF, PNG, TGA, IFF (Maya)
  • Audio Meta Data: MP3, AAC (iTunes), FLAC (Lossless), ALAC (Apple Lossless), and AIFF meta data: author, album, title, composer, lyrics, cover art, track number, duration, bit rate, genre, year, comment. Even catalogs whole Audio-CDs, and Apple iPhone ringtone files!
  • Photo Meta Data: XMP (used by Adobe Bridge), EXIF...

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External Link: A Comparison of Every iPhone Camera

Photographer Lisa Bettany has posted comparison shots showing how the rear camera of the iPhone 6s stacks up to every previous iPhone model. While the iPhone 6s comes out on top in most tests, as you’d expect, there are a few areas where older models have the upper hand. 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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External Link: The iPhone 6s Is Not Waterproof

There are videos making the rounds showing an iPhone 6s soaking in a bowl of water and then coming out seemingly unscathed. While the new iPhones appear to be more water-resistant than prior models, don’t bring your new iPhone into the shower. Even if problems don’t manifest immediately, they can appear days later, and a dive into a pool still appears to kill an iPhone 6s. 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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∞ The truth is still out there

I want to believe.

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News: Size variations found in new iPhone A9...

After Apple split orders for its new A9 chip between Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and Samsung, Chipworks is reporting that Samsung A9 chips are 10 percent smaller than TSMC A9 chips found in the same iPhone 6s models. While Apple has split orders for components to meet supply demands before, this is the first time such a critical component has not come from a single supplier, hinting that Apple faced serious supply issues in obtaining enough…

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AAPL Q4 2015 Set for October 27

Apple's 2015 fourth fiscal quarter earnings conference call is scheduled for Tuesday, October 27th at 5 PM eastern time. Investors and analysts will be paying close attention to the numbers Apple announces because the quarter included the first two days of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus sales.

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Inside iOS 9: Apple's Notes app is greatly...

Apple's native Notes application has received a major overhaul with iOS 9, allowing users to sketch ideas, insert pictures, include links to external apps, and more, making it a fully featured note taking solution.

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Apple Introduces the Apple Music How-To Video Library

Apple released a new series of six 'how-to' videos covering 'Radio,' ...

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Cocoatech's Path Finder ready for Mac OS X El...

Cocoatech has announced Path Finder 7.2, a free update of their file browser for users running OS X. The upgrade is compatible with the upcoming El Capitan 10.11.
Path Finder allows you to view hidden files, compare, merge and synchronize folders, batch rename and batch select files, use Dual Pane and full keyboard navigation to browse your file system and more. Path Finder is extremely customizable and allows you to work how you want.
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1000 OpenType Fonts updated on the Mac App Store

128bit Technologies ( has announced 1000 OpenType Fonts, an update to their custom font preview app for Mac OS X.
The font collection includes 240 unique font family styles with 1,000 total fonts. It can be used in graphic and logo design, web design, scrapbooks, presentations, invitations, promotional material, advertisements, and more.
For a limited time you can save 70 percent on the new version. You can buy it for US$29.99 at the Mac app Store.

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iPhone 6s/6s Plus: How to Use 3D Touch

Today's Quick Tip is all about some nifty ways you can Peek and Pop your way to screen-pressing happiness with the fancy new iPhones. Yes, we know that sentence makes us sound crazy (at best). We blame Apple for giving their features suchâinteresting monikers.

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Apple's Maps app for Mac OS X, iOS could get a...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,147,286) by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for "non-static 3D map views." Think of the invention as the iOS 9 Live Photos feature applied to the Maps app for Mac OS X and iOS — and kicked up a notch. 

The patent — for a mapping app that generates views of a 3D map — could animates water, foliage, buildings and other map elements based on your input The app includes a geographic data module for identifying a set of geographic data that represents a portion of the 3D map. 

The set of geographic data includes a set of camera captured images that correspond to the portion of the 3D map. The mapping app includes an image processing module for rendering the view of the 3D map based on the geographic data by animating a type of map element in the view of the 3D map.

In the patent filing, Apple says its invention would animate different defined types of map...

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Macgo Blu-ray Player - Blu-ray player. (...

Macgo Blu-ray Player can bring you the most unforgettable Blu-ray experience on your Mac. Overview Macgo Mac Blu-ray Player can satisfy just about every need you could possibly have in a Blu-ray Player. It features a friendly user interface, ultrafast loading and super high quality. Besides that, it perfectly supports Blu-ray, DVD and any other media format that you want to play. It outputs video at up to 1080p high-definition quality without loss of data and frame, and allows full preservation of all audio tracks (like DTS 5.1, Dolby TrueHD Audio, etc.). Macgo Mac Blu-ray Player is really easy to operate. You can control almost everything on the main interface with your mouse. More settings can be done by right-click on the interface while playing. Or you can change preferences in the menu on the top of the interface. Macgo Mac Blu-ray Player is the first Blu-ray player on Mac, and its uniqueness doesn't just end with that. It can support any media format that...

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Xcode 7.0.1 has 'app thinning' support for...

Apple has released Xcode 7.0.1. Xcode is Apple's integrated development environment (IDE) tool.
The update for the utility offers "app thinning" support for iOS 9 and, of course, bug fixes. Xcode includes software development kits for Mac OS X and iOS. It’s a free download at the Mac App Store.

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IHS, ABI Research offer predictions for 2015 iPad...

Can the iPad Pro, which goes on sale in November, turn Apple's tablet sales around or even reverse the downward course of global tablet sales in general? The iPad's market share has consistently decreased by about 18 percent over the last few years even as the market as a whole shrank by 7 percent.

"The current IHS forecast calls for 2.8 million iPad Pros to be sold in 2015," Rhoda Alexander, director of Tablet and Notebook Research at the research group, told Apple World Today. "Note that this figure factors in projected production limits. We expect initial demand for the product will be much higher, perhaps as high as five million units so expect Apple to enter 2016 with healthy backorders for the product."

New market intelligence data from ABI Research predicts the installed base of tablets will decrease for the first time in 2016 as growth from first-time buyers shifts to replacement purchases...

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VectorLinux Light Has That Old-School Linux Feeling

VectorLinux 7.1 Light Edition targets fans of the IceWM desktop environment who own older computers. VectorLinux released its latest light edition this summer. What makes it new compared with previous editions is the shift to the lightweight IceWM. Yes, IceWM is very old school. Still, it is a handy and functional alternative that serves legacy computers well. The standard edition of VectorLinux 7.1, which arrived several weeks prior to the latest light release, uses the Xfce desktop environment.

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The latest iOS apps for Sept. 29

Here are some of the latest apps available at the Apple App Store for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and/or Apple Watch.
Jutiful has announced AZZL. The US$2.99 offers a twist on logic puzzles. Users move their fingertips and are instantly transported to the world that looks like a cartoon dimension. To solve each puzzle, they must tap, move, swipe, and rotate animated pieces that include squares, zigzags, waves, hexagons, triangles, circles and more.
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How to use your Apple Watch in Nightstand Mode

watchOS 2 provides a new Nightstand mode for the Apple Watch that allows the smartwatch to serve as a bedside alarm clock. The Digital Crown and side button serve as snooze and off buttons for the alarm. You can enable Nightstand mode via your iPhone or on the Apple Watch itself.

To do so, via your iPhone:

  • Launch the Watch app on your iPhone.
  • Tap General.
  • Scroll down, then slide the switch next to Nightstand Mode to the On position.

To enable Nightstand mode directly on the Apple Watch:

  • Launch the Settings app.
  • Tap General.
  • Scroll down and tap Nightstand Mode.
  • Slide the switch to the On position.

You're ready! Now you can use your watch even when you’re done wearing it for the day. Just place it on its side and connect the charger. The Apple Watch will automatically go into Nightstand mode, a digital display that illuminates whenever you touch the screen,...

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Tower 2.3.0 - Version control with Git made easy. (...

Tower is a powerful Git client for OS X that makes using Git easy and more efficient. Users benefit from its elegant and comprehensive interface and a feature set that lets them enjoy the full power of Git. Learning Git with Tower. Tower abstracts Git's complexity in an easy-to-use interface. For example, lots of actions can be performed simply via drag and drop, and mistakes can be undone easily. Using Tower as an Expert. Advanced users can increase their productivity with features like single line staging, submodule support, or the file history. Features

  • git-svn support
  • File history
  • git-flow support
  • Submodule support
  • Blame view
  • Single-line staging (per-line committing)
  • Cherry-picking
  • Discard chunks/lines
  • Direct Github, Bitbucket, Gitlab, GitSwarm, and Beanstalk integration
  • Support for Bitbucket team accounts
  • Support for full-...

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Kool Tools: DejaOffice app for Outlook

Microsoft Outlook users take note: CompanionLink Software now synchronizes Outlook on a Mac or PC without Exchange ActiveSync or iCloud and provides Outlook-like features on iOS devices.
The DejaOffice for Outlook App is available from the Apple App Store and offers USB, secure Wi-Fi and secure Cloud Sync. It works with CompanionLink on the Mac and PC to provide a simple alternative to Exchange ActiveSync and iCloud solutions that carry less data and experience more problems.
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Foxconn and Pegatron Running Full Tilt to keep up...

According to a new supply chain report, Foxconn and Pegatron, the two major assemblers of the new iPhone 6s devices, reportedly have been running at full ...

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Create Booklet 1.2 for OS X adds new pro features

TheKeptPromise ( has released Create Booklet 1.2, an update to its booklet printing app for Mac OS X.
Create Booklet allows anyone to create a booklet from almost any file from within almost any software. Thanks to the manual duplex feature, the user saves money, time and paper when printing many pages. MacUpdate's most downloaded booklet app adds requested features like Page Numbering and Creep Compensation, as well as an improved layout and help.
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Maintain rolls out Cocktail 9.0 (El Capitan Edition)

Maintain has served up Cocktail 9.0 (El Capitan Edition), a new edition of Cocktail for users running OS X El Capitan 10.11.
Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. The new version adds OS X El Capitan 10.11 and addresses compatibility issues with OS X Server 5, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 and Microsoft Office 2016. It also contains many other bug fixes and overall performance improvements.
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Tropical Software Announces TopXNotes Freemium Suite...

Tropical Software says its TopXNotes for iOS is now a Freemium Suite comprised of TopXNotes Free, TopXNotes, and TopXNotes Pro.
TopXNotes Free contains four-way sorting in the NoteOrganizer. The TopXNotes family will keep your notes synchronized between TopXNotes for Mac and TopXNotes Touch for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. TopXNotes Free for iOS offers major improvements to its Wi-Fi based NoteSync process developed for TopXNotes.
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Gartner: more than 75 percent of companies investing...

Investment in big data continues to increase in 2015, but not as rapidly as in previous years. More than three-quarters of companies are investing or planning to invest in big data in the next two years, a three percent increase over 2014, according to a recent survey of IT and business leaders by Gartner, Inc. (
The survey, which was conducted among 437 Gartner Research Circle Members in June 2015, included global organizations across all industries, both Gartner clients and non-clients.
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FolderGlance still a great Mac OS X utility after...

Yellow Lemon Software's FolderGlance, a utility for browsing files and folders, is still a solid addition to your Mac's software arsenal after all these years. With version 3.0.5, it's able to resolve aliases on Mac OS X Yosemite. Alias handling on older Mac OS X releases has also been improved.

FolderGlance lets you preview files directly from the contextual menus, as well as move, copy and make aliases of selected files at locations you browse to. For example, its Hover Previews feature lets you automatically preview files while browsing the context menu created by FolderGlance. 

By allowing the mouse cursor to linger over a file shown in one of FolderGlance's context menus for a short time (more on that in a moment), a preview automatically appears on-screen. The preview mode lets you quickly browse a pictures, documents and other files without using your keyboard.

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NetSpot 2.4.623 - Wireless survey tool. (Free)

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

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Apple Granted 28 Patents Today Covering an iPhone...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 28 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover an iPhone invention that covers an advanced glass wraparound display design, a new ...

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Apple Wins Patent for 3D Animated Maps that could be...

In 2013 Apple went 3D maps crazy. In one report alone we listed 28 different patent applications. The one patent that wasn't listed in that group has been granted a patent today under the title non-static 3D Map Views.

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Monday September 28

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Forums: TroubleshootingTags: fifa coinsPlayer training is an attribute the career mode inside FIFA has been missing for some time. You're finally able to overpower the development of players on the club. This provides another challenge inside experience that isn't relevant to on-field gameplay. FIFA 16, the latest entry on the EA Sports series introducing on consoles and PC, is one of greater anticipated titles releasing this month in North america and Europe. The game is still a little while away but starting nowadays, players all over the planet will finally manage to try out some with the new features contained in Fifa 16 Coins for sale the game with a new playable demo.

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Forums: TroubleshootingThe game has got some drastic changes within gameplay and graphics. Firstly off with movement, players feel more fluidic, and player’s momentum is usually all which matters. If you’re anything but balanced while using ball, any defender might undertake and take the soccer ball. All in Fifa 16 Account all, that’s twelve teams, three grounds, two authentic broadcast programs, and four game modes have fun with. There is not but news on variables like the time the demo games are going to [b][url=">] be, nor the available time and weather conditions....

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Forums: SoftwareTags: Fifa 16 Ps CoinsFifa 16 Coins mallimfifacoins Fifa 16 CoinsThe game has got some drastic changes within gameplay and graphics. Firstly off with movement, players feel more fluidic, and player’s momentum is usually all which matters. If you’re anything but balanced while using ball, any defender might undertake and take the soccer ball. All in Fifa 16 Account all, that’s twelve teams, three grounds, two authentic broadcast programs, and four game modes have fun with. There is not but news on variables like the time the demo games...

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All in Fifa 16 Account all

Forums: SoftwareTags: Fifa 16 Ps CoinsFifa 16 Coins mallimfifacoins Fifa 16 CoinsThe game has got some drastic changes within gameplay and graphics. Firstly off with movement, players feel more fluidic, and player’s momentum is usually all which matters. If you’re anything but balanced while using ball, any defender might undertake and take the soccer ball. All in Fifa 16 Account all, that’s twelve teams, three grounds, two authentic broadcast programs, and four game modes have fun with. There is not but news on variables like the time the demo games...

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Apple imagines animated 3D Maps with rippling water...

Apple Maps might reach a new level of immersion if Apple opts to integrate newly patented technology that animates water, foliage and other dynamic objects based on touch, motion and sound.

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L.A. Unified to get $6.4 million in settlement over...

LA Times:The Los Angeles Unified School District has reached a tentative $6.4-million settlement over curriculum from education software giant Pearson that the school system said its teachers barely used. The pact is the latest fallout from an aborted $1.3-billion plan to provide an iPad to every student, teacher and campus administrator in the nation’s second-largest school district. The Board of Education is expected to vote on the settlement in October. The bidding process that led to the original contract is the subject of an FBI investigation.This has been a long, drawn out embarrassment for Apple, a company that prides itself on its work with schools. While the case isn’t entirely over, this settlement at least paves the way for all parties to move on....

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Apple expands Flyover coverage to new locales in...

As part of continued effort to build out its in-house mapping service, Apple recently added 3D Flyover assets to a number of cities and landmarks, including multiple locations in France, Italy and Germany.

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Discontinued Apple Software Returns to '...

Earlier today, we noted Apple had recently removed older versions of OS X and other discontinued software from the Purchased tab of the Mac App Store for users who had previously purchased or downloaded them. The apps, which included Aperture, iPhoto, OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion and OS X Mavericks, have now returned to the Purchased tab. The disappearance of the ability to re-download older software irked users, with some calling the action "user hostile." It's unclear if Apple pulled the software intentionally or whether the Mac App Store experienced a temporary bug in advance of the availability of OS X El Capitan. However, the software was unavailable for several days before returning tonight. Only one of the apps, Aperture, will continue to be compatible with OS X El Capitan. Thanks, Michael! Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories •...

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Sonos upgrades flagship Play:5 HiFi wireless speaker...

Five years in the making and fifteen months since its last speaker release, all-in-one speaker maker Sonos is ready to unveil its next flagship speaker to the world with the all-new Play:5. If the name sounds familiar, that’s because Play:5 is the same name as the previous flagship home speaker from Sonos before today. With its name unchanged, then what […]

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4-gram 'Tribot' shows off heat-activated...

At the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), a laboratory that specializes in origami robots has created one that was inspired by the inchworm. The tiny 4-gram machine called "Tribot" can crawl, jump seven times its...

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Week in review video: iPhones launch, lifesaving...

Each Monday AppleInsider packs all the Apple news you need to know into a fast-paced, 120-second show. Tune in to catch up on hot stories, weekend developments and exclusive features you'll be talking about around the water cooler.

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Apple, Samsung agree to mediate California patent...

In a joint statement filed to a California district court on Monday, Apple and Samsung announced an agreement to participate in court-supervised mediation of their years-long patent dispute.

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Apple's Next Financial Conference Call is...

Apple has just announced that their FY 15 Fourth Quarter Results will be announced during their Apple’s conference call scheduled for Tuesday, October 27...

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Apple to reveal fiscal Q4 2015 earnings on Oct. 27

Apple on Monday announced plans to reveal quarterly financial results for its final fiscal quarter of 2015 on Oct. 27, which will be followed by a conference call expected to shed light on initial iPhone 6s and 6s Plus sales, as well as the upcoming fourth-generation Apple TV.

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New CarPlay App may be coming to Future GM Vehicles...

Today, GM's CEO talked about new smartphone apps on the way to control auto driver preferences.

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Apple schedules Q4 2015 earnings call livestream for...

Apple has announced this evening that its fiscal fourth quarter earnings call will take place on Tuesday, October 27th at 2PM PT/5PM ET, with the earnings release dropping roughly thirty minutes before that. The call will report earnings for the three month period ending this month. Last quarter, Apple announced profit of $10.7 billion off of revenue […]

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Apple Announces Record iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus...

Apple has announced it has sold more than 13 million new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus models, a new record, just three days after launch. iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be available in more than 40 additional countries beginning October 9 including Italy, Mexico, Russia, Spain, and Taiwan. The new iPhones will be available in over 130 countries by the end of the year. “Sales for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have been phenomenal, blowing past any previous first weekend sales results in Apple’s history,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Customers’ feedback is incredible and they are loving 3D Touch and Live Photos, and we can’t wait to bring iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to customers in even more countries on October 9.”

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Both Samsung and TSMC confirmed as Apple A9 SoC...

It appears Apple divvied out orders for its A9 system-on-chip design, deployed in the latest iPhone 6s and 6s Plus handsets, to both Samsung and TSMC, though Samsung's version boasts a significantly smaller footprint thanks to advanced fabrication technologies.

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Apple releases Xcode 7.0.1 with fixes for app...

Apple issued a minor update to Xcode on Monday, fixing several bugs related to the development suite's support for iOS 9 app thinning.

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iPhone 6s Uses Different-Sized A9 Chips From Samsung...

Ahead of the launch of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, there were rumors suggesting both TSMC and Samsung were developing Apple's A9 chip for the device. There was some confusion over how the split would work, because the two companies used different technologies - TSMC was rumored to be using a 16-nanometer process while Samsung used a 14-nanometer process. Chipworks has now confirmed via several iPhone 6s teardowns that the new devices do indeed contain application processors from both Samsung and TSMC. Comparatively, the die size of the Samsung processor is smaller than the die size of the TSMC processor. The APL0898 chip was developed by Samsung and...

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AWT News Update: September 28, 2015

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iPads in baseball, cameras, and India all make it into this Monday's AWT News Update:

  • MLB gives managers the green light to take iPads into the dugout during games
  • Camera+ co-founder and pro photographer Lisa Bettany compares every iPhone camera since the first
  • GoPro has a new model out that is almost affordable for everyone
  • Tim Cook meets with the Indian Prime Minister

The text edition can be viewed below.

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for September 28, 2015. Our sponsor this week has been Bushel,...

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Apple Blows Away all Past First-Weekend Sales of the...

On September 14, 2015 Apple iPhone 6s pre-sales hit 10 million, with Apple's phablet selling exceedingly well. Today, Apple announced it has sold more than 13 million new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus models, a new record ...

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Apple fixes iOS 9 App Thinning bugs with Xcode...

Following an announcement last week from Apple that it was delaying support for iOS 9’s App Thinning feature due to a bug with iCloud backups, Apple today released Xcode version 7.0.1 to developers to fix related bugs. The feature was implemented in iOS 9 to  allowing developers to trim down the size of large applications […]

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Chipworks: Both Samsung and TSMC are making the A9...

Enlarge / Chipworks confirms that both Samsung and TSMC are manufacturing subtly different A9 processors for Apple. (credit: Chipworks)

The only thing that most people will need to know about Apple's A9 is that it's a whole lot faster than last year's A8. But for those of you who are more interested in chip design, Chipworks has unearthed an interesting tidbit: there are two different versions of the A9 chip, one manufactured by Samsung and another by Taiwan Semiconductor (TSMC). Most interestingly, Samsung's version (the APL0898) has a slightly smaller...

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News: Apple to pay LA school district $4.2M for...

Apple is set to pay the Los Angeles Unified School District $4.2 million of a proposed $6.4 million settlement regarding a failed plan to provide the entire district with iPads, the Los Angeles Times reports. The remainder of the money will be made up by not paying for recently purchased Lenovo laptops. The district’s board of eduction will vote on the settlement next month, and if approved, it will bring about the end of the ill-fated partnership…

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Video shows MAME Emulator in action on tvOS-based...

With the Apple TV 4 developer kit in the hands of developers, select software makers are experimenting with different ways to take advantage of the iOS 9-based tvOS operating system. Developer Kevin Smith has created a MAME Emulator for the new Apple TV that is based on a similar port for iPhones and iPads. These special […]

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Apple posts Apple Music walkthrough videos as first...

One of the biggest complaints from users of Apple’s new streaming music service is that the user interface is often confusing and hard to navigate. The radio service, promoted as a standout feature of Apple Music, hardly gets front billing in the app, and non-techy users are often perplexed about where Apple Music and the […]

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Apple Music minisite gets 'Guided Tours'...

Apple on Monday introduced a "Guided Tours" section to its Apple Music minisite, demonstrating some of the service's core functions in a series of videos.

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Apple’s iPhone 6s has two different sized A9...

According to Chipworks, there are actually two different sized A9 processors floating around in the iPhone 6s and 6s plus released last week. That’s not really a surprise because Apple likes to have redundancy, especially when one of the manufacturers is Samsung. We’d heard that both Samsung and TSMC would be producing A9 processors destined […]

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Inateck BH1001 Wireless Sport Headset: Featherweight...

Inateck BH1001 Wireless Sport Headset. Photo ©2015, Steven Sande

The latest in a series of a low cost and high quality accessories from Inateck is a bit different -- the BH1001 Wireless Sport Headset (US$29.99 from Amazon) is an extremely lightweight Bluetooth headset that works with your iPhone or Apple Watch to let you listen to music and make calls without weighing yourself down. For more detailed information on this headset, please visit the Inateck website.


The almost invisible Inateck BH1001 Wireless Sport Headset. Photo by Steve Sande.

Like many of the lightweight sport headsets on the market, the BH1001 uses a cable to connect the two earpieces -- that cable also...

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MAME Emulator Shown Running Well on New Apple TV

Earlier this month, developer James Addyman got his emulator, Provenance, working on the Apple TV Developer Kit provided to developers via lottery, and now developer Kevin Smith has gotten the popular MAME game emulator running on the device. In the video below, a tvOS version of the MAME emulator is demonstrated on the fourth-generation Apple TV. For those unfamiliar with MAME, it stands for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. Over the years, several apps with the MAME code have snuck into the iOS App Store, letting people illicitly run old arcade games. In the video, Smith shows several old arcade games running on the Apple TV, including Donkey Kong, Galaga, Street Fighter II, Raiden, and Metal Slug - Super Vehicle. All of the games are said to run well...

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Bartender 2.0 - Organize your menu bar apps. (...

Bartender lets you organize your menu bar apps. Features

  • Take control of your menu bar - With Bartender you can choose which apps stay in the menu bar, are displayed in the Bartender Bar or are hidden completely.
  • The Bartender Bar - The Bartender Bar can be displayed and hidden as you want, by clicking on the Bartender Icon or via a hot key.
  • Menu bar apps still work the same - Apps still work the same when they are in the Bartender Bar allowing you quick access to them when needed, but keeping them out of sight when not.
  • Show an app in the menu bar when it updates - Set up your apps to be displayed in the menu bar for a period of time when they update.
  • Order your menu bar items - With Bartender you can set the order of the menu bar items, both in the menu bar and in the Bartender Bar, simply by ⌘+dragging the items. The order you set is...

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Los Angeles schools reach $6.4 million settlement...

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Last week, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) reached a settlement with Apple and Lenovo over a conflict involving software from curriculum provider Pearson. Although the conflict involves Pearson and LAUSD primarily, the curriculum provider was a subcontractor under Apple and Lenovo, so the settlement is between the hardware companies and LAUSD, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Apple has agreed to pay LAUSD $4.2 million for the Pearson curriculum, and Lenovo, which also charged the school district for Pearson curriculum, will give the school district $2.2 million in...

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How to repair/replace iPhone 6s/6s Plus battery and...

With the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus officially going on sale and delivering to pre-order customers over the weekend, it’s just a matter of time before you smash your display to pieces and drain your battery’s capacity. While some screen breaking and defective batteries might be covered under AppleCare and the 1 year hardware warranty […]

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Major League Baseball updates rules to allow iPads...

Beginning on Monday, Major League Baseball rules will allow the iPad in dugouts for some tasks like checking charts, statistics, and scouting reports, according to an official announcement.

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Samsung Gear VR to Test Virtual Reality's Mass...

Samsung last week unveiled a consumer version of a virtual reality headset adapter that converts Samsung smartphones into head-mounted displays. The move represents a first strike -- ready or not -- as top tech industry players begin to push virtual reality hardware into consumer markets. Taking what they learned from the developer version of the headset, launched last fall, Samsung and partner Oculus VR have imparted several improvements to the consumer version of Gear VR.

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Apple Pulls Older Software From 'Purchased...

Apple recently removed older versions of OS X and other discontinued software from the Purchased tab of users who had previously purchased or downloaded them. With the change, it is no longer possible for users to download Aperture, iPhoto, OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion, and OS X Mavericks from the Mac App Store. The decision to disallow users from downloading the older software is not going over well on reddit, where commenters are calling Apple's decision "user-hostile."That's really unfortunate and hostile by Apple. What about people who use older operating systems due to compatibility problems with specific software? I recently had to re-install Mavericks, but didn't keep the "Install OS X Mavericks" app. Now my only chance of getting it again is to download it from another location, and I don't know whether that image has been compromised.It is not clear if Apple's...

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ExtraBITS for 28 September 2015

In ExtraBITS this week, Adam and Josh share details about how to buy an iPhone on the MacJury, Josh discusses iOS 9 on MacVoices, the Apple Watch saves a teenager’s life, and the Oyster ebook subscription service announces it will be shutting down. 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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Dropbox 3.8.9 - Cloud backup and synchronization...

Dropbox is an application that creates a special Finder folder that automatically syncs online and between your computers. It allows you to both backup files and keep them up-to-date between systems. Note: You must first sign up to use Dropbox. The Dropbox application is available for OS X, Windows, and Linux. A video on the site explains more.Version 3.8.9:

  • OS X 10.11 support: Camera Upload is now enabled for OS X 10.11
  • OS X 10.6 or later

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iPhone 6s Launch Sales Record Shows Apple’s...

Apple has announced record sales for the just-released iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, but Adam Engst argues that these numbers reflect Apple’s operational strengths as much as anything else. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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Apple Adds New 'Guided Tours' Video...

In just a few short days, the first Apple Music trial periods will begin ending for those who signed up for the trial on June 30, Apple Music's official launch date. As that end date approaches, Apple has updated its Apple Music website to add a series of Guided Tour videos to walk people through using the service.These Guided Tour videos will show you how to discover new music, hear recommendations from experts, create playlists, connect with artists, and listen to all the music you love on all your devices. Watch now.There are seven different Guided Tour videos, which cover a range of topics. Three of the videos are dedicated to the Apple Music subscription service, walking people through using the For You section of Apple Music for personalized recommendations, the New feature that has music curated by Apple Music editors, and Apple...

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iOS 9 tips: Disconnect from a Bluetooth accessory...

Starting with iOS 9, Apple has made it possible to disconnect an iPhone from a Bluetooth device without the need to "forget" the wireless accessory, making it easier to reconnect without going through the pairing process again.

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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 28...

Notable software releases this week include ClamXav 2.8.5, GraphicConverter 9.7.2, Postbox 4.0.5, LaunchBar 6.5, Fantastical 2.1, and Airfoil 4.9, Nicecast 1.11.6, and Piezo 1.2.9. 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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Comprehensive Comparison Shows Camera Improvements...

With each iteration of the iPhone, Apple improves camera quality, which has led to the iPhone being one of the most popular camera choices in the world. The iPhone 6s introduces the company's first 12-megapixel camera, an improvement over the 8-megapixel cameras Apple has used since the iPhone 4s and the most advanced iPhone camera yet. Camera+ co-founder Lisa Bettany has taken a series of comparison shots that demonstrate how the iPhone has improved over the years, with photographs taken with every model of iPhone beginning with the original iPhone and ending with the iPhone 6s. Her photographs provide a fascinating look not only at how the iPhone 6s has improved over the iPhone 6, but also at how smartphone camera technology has progressed over the last eight years. Bettany compares images taken with each iPhone and the...

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GoPro launches $200 Hero+ camera, cuts price of...

GoPro on Monday revealed a new, lower-cost action camera known as the Hero+, and simultaneously reduced the price of the compact Hero4 Session to $300.

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Inside iOS 9: Apple brings IFTTT-like functionality...

With HomeKit-compatible accessories finally hitting the market, Apple has added new capabilities to its home automation platform in iOS 9 to make smart bulbs, locks, and garage door openers easier to manage and more powerful --?including the ability to define IFTTT-style event chains with new Event Triggers.

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Spectral evidence for hydrated salts in recurring...

Nature Geoscience:Determining whether liquid water exists on the Martian surface is central to understanding the hydrologic cycle and potential for extant life on Mars. Recurring slope lineae, narrow streaks of low reflectance compared to the surrounding terrain, appear and grow incrementally in the downslope direction during warm seasons. Our findings strongly support the hypothesis that recurring slope lineae form as a result of contemporary water activity on Mars.I link directly to the research study because I love the language they use. Bottom line? There is not only water on Mars (we knew that already. It’s in the form of ice) but that it actually flows – “liquid water” – in Mars’ summer months....

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Apple may set up a manufacturing base in India

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited Apple to set up a manufacturing base in India and CEO Tim Cook responded "positively," reports The Times of India (
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iPhone 6s's A9 Processor Racks Up Impressive...

MojoKid writes: Underneath the hood of Apple's new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus models is a new custom designed System-on-Chip (SoC) that Apple has dubbed its A9 processor. It's a 64-bit chip that, according to Apple, is the most advanced ever built for any smartphone, and that's just one of many claims coming out of Cupertino. Apple is also claiming a level of gaming performance on par with dedicated game consoles and with a graphics engine that's 90 percent faster than the previous generation. For compute chores, Apple says the A9 chip improves overall CPU performance by up to 70 percent. These performance promises come without divulging too much about the physical makeup of the A9, though in testing its dual-core SoC does seem to compete well with the likes of Samsung's octal-core Exynos chips found in the Galaxy S6 line. Further, in intial graphics benchmark testing, the A9 also leads the pack in mosts tests, sometimes by a healthy margin, even besting Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810...

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Indian PM invites Apple's Tim Cook manufacture...

During a recent meeting, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi reportedly invited Apple CEO Tim Cook to set up local manufacturing in his country, while also bringing up other topics like Apple Pay.

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Demote Open Directory Servers In OS X Server 5 Using...

The command to create and tear down an Open Directory environment is slapconfig. When you disable Open Directory from the Server app you aren’t actually removing users. To do so, you’d use slapconfig along with the -destroyldapserver. When run, you get a little insight into what’s happening behind the scenes. This results in the following:
bash-3.2# slapconfig -destroyldapserver
The logs are as follows:
2015-09-08 04:17:58 +0000 slapconfig -destroyldapserver
2015-09-08 04:17:58 +0000 Deleting Cert Authority related data
2015-09-08 04:17:58 +0000 Removed directory at path /var/root/Library/Application Support/Certificate Authority/Krypted Open Directory Certificate Authority.
2015-09-08 04:17:58 +0000 command: /usr/sbin/xscertadmin add –reason 5 –issuer Krypted Open Directory Certificate Authority –serial 3449505949
2015-09-08 04:18:19 +0000 command: /bin/launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/

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The iPhone 6s Plus isn't just a great phone, it...

I received my iPhone 6s Plus (128GB and space grey) Friday morning. Though it looks identical to its predecessor (the iPhone 6 Plus), it's a solid upgrade. Following are my first impressions.

My main reasons for upgrading were the camera improvements. These days iPhone is my still camera and digital recorder as well as my mobile phone. The iPhone 6s Plus excels at both of these functions more than any previous Apple smartphone. In fact, I had someone ask me what DSLR camera I had used to take some family photos. He was shocked when I told him I had used my iPhone. 

The latest Apple smartphones sport a 12-megapixel sensor with advanced pixel technology (called Focux Pixels) and an Apple-designed image signal processor. Do most of us really need that many megapixels for our photos? Probably not.  

For most folks, the highest resolution files needed will be for the occasional print or photo book. In...

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News: Russian police investigating Apple for ‘gay...

Emoji depicting same-sex couples have prompted Russian police to launch an investigation into whether Apple is breaking local laws against “promoting homosexuality,” The Telegraph reports. A lawyer in Russia’s Kirov region filed a complaint with local authorities, arguing emoji that came with iOS 8.3 and later versions which depict gay couples kissing and holding hands violate Russian laws against promoting homosexuality to minors.…

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These pictures of you

M.G. Siegler:Anyone who thinks Apple’s new ‘Live Photos’ element of the iPhone 6s (and 6s Plus) is a gimmick is a fool that doesn’t understand Apple — and may not understand human nature and emotions. I actually think this is one of the more brilliant features Apple has released in a while. It’s no accident that people with children immediately realize the value in this feature.I haven’t seen Live Photos in action but it’s been interesting talking to people who have. No one has dismissed it as “just a gimmick” and those with young children echo Siegler – they think it is a brilliant idea.∞ Read this on The Loop

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News: Users complain about iOS 9’s Wi-Fi Assist...

Some iOS users are claiming that iOS 9’s Wi-Fi Assist feature — which uses cellular data to boost browsing speed when an iPhone is connected to a poor quality wireless network — has resulted in large amounts of unforeseen data usage. The feature is automatically turned on when users update to iOS 9, and while the specifics of exactly how much data the feature uses aren’t entirely clear, users without unlimited data plans may want to…

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GoPro HERO+: a wallet-friendly $200 action camera...

Petapixel:GoPro just further expanded its action camera lineup after announcing the HERO+ LCD back in June. The new HERO+ is an even more affordable camera that drops the LCD screen while retaining 1080p60 recording and Wi-Fi connectivity. The HERO+ can also capture 720p60 video, 8-megapixel photos, time-lapses, and burst mode photos. Other features and specs of the camera include an durable (integrated) housing that’s waterproof down to 131 feet (40m), Bluetooth connectivity, GoPro’s new built-in trimming and sharing, QuikCapture (powering up and starting video recording with one button), and HiLight Tag for selecting key moments while filming.If you’re looking for a very good and very inexpensive action camera, GoPro is your best bet. This would be a great Christmas gift for a kid who was into BMX or other high motion activities. I’ve been thinking of getting one for my motorcycle until I realized, the video wouldn’t really be all that exciting....

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The ultimate iPhone camera comparison: How does the...

Lisa Bettany:In the past eight years, each new advancement in iPhone camera technology has made dramatic improvements to image quality. The new 12-megapixel iPhone 6s iSight camera is no exception. With 50% more megapixels than the last four iPhone 8-megapixel models, the iPhone 6s boasts a number of key improvements including: improved auto-focus, local tone-mapping, noise reduction, and colour separation, with that fancy “deep trench isolation” technology Apple is raving about. In this follow-up post to my previous iPhone comparisons, I present a 9 iPhone comparison from all iPhone versions taken with Camera+ including: the original iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and the new iPhone 6s, in a variety of real-life situations to test each iPhone camera’s capabilities.The results are predictable (after all, it’s expected the camera would get better with each generation) but seeing them on the page is very interesting especially...

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Twocanoes: Winclone and Boot Runner 2 [Sponsor]

Thanks to Twocanoes Software for sponsoring The Loop this week. Makers of Winclone, the best Mac app for migrating, cloning and backing up your Boot Camp partition. This week Loop readers can use the code “theloop” to get 10% off Winclone 5, just in time to backup Boot Camp before upgrading to El Capitan. If you run Boot Camp in labs or classrooms, Boot Runner 2 from Twocanoes is a time saver for remote scheduling of maintenance reboots and an easy to use OS picker for your users. Check out the video or get the 14-day trial and see how easy Boot Runner makes...

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Apple's record setting iPhone 6s launch weekend...

With more than 13 million units sold in the first three days of availability, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus exceeded most market expectations, and analysts responded on Monday by reacting favorably to the announcement from Apple.

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Apple Targeted in new Patent Lawsuit Covering iCloud...

St. Luke Technologies, LLC has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple with 7 counts of infringement of patents that were based on inventions from Dr. Nagel, Dr. Felsher and Steve Hoffberg relating to cloud computing encryption.

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Apple announces sales of more than 13 million iPhone...

It was a good weekend for the iPhone 6s launch.
Apple on Monday announced that the company had sold over 13 million iPhone 6s and 6s Plus handsets in the opening three days of the device’s availability.
The company had previously stated it was on pace to beat last year’s 10 million unit sales record and has cleanly done so, topping its previous record by 3 million units. Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be available in an additional 40 countries beginning October 9th, albeit China will not be part of the initial rollout.

The iPhone 6s will be available in 130 countries by the end of 2015, with IHS Technology forecasting that...

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Download our free Office 2016 Quick Start Guides

To coincide with last week’s release of Office 2016, we put together a set of handy Quick Start Guides that introduce you to the newest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote.

Whether you’re coming from previous versions of your favorite apps and want a quick orientation about where to find familiar basics or you’re entirely new to Office and want an overview of how to get to some of the most important things, each of our Quick Start Guides provides helpful information that you can read, print out and share.
Guides are now available for all three of our recent Office releases. Download just the ones you want or get the entire set for your preferred operating systems.
Office 2016 for Windows

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Office 365—project and portfolio management (PPM)...

Four months ago, we announced the acquisition of WunderList, the highly acclaimed to-do list app. Last week, we announced the preview of Office 365 Planner for lightweight project management, and today, we are thrilled to announce that we are acquiring several apps and add-ins for Project Online from our partners—Sensei Project Solutions, Inc. and Projectum ApS. Between Wunderlist, Office 365 Planner and Project Online, you now have tailored, cloud-based solutions to help you manage everything from simple tasks to the most advanced projects, programs and portfolios, anytime, anywhere, on any device. Our partners have been innovating for the mobile-first, cloud-first world and have created multiple...

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What’s new in Office 2016 for developers

As you’ve read, the new Office is here and for developers, this is an exciting time! The ability to insert add-ins into your documents, call new Office.js APIS, launch task panes inside your Office clients and run commands directly from the ribbon increases the productivity of your entire team! Add-ins now work across Office 2016 running on Windows, Office Online in your browser, Office 2016 on the Mac (Outlook currently) and Office on the iPad.
Office 2016 on Windows introduces some new extensibility features that will roll out over the other Office clients over time.
Add-in commands
Add-in commands provide ways to initiate specific add-in actions from the ribbon. This lets user’s access add-ins in a simple, intuitive and unobtrusive way. Because they offer increased functionality in a seamless manner, add-in commands allow developers to create more engaging scenarios and add-ins.

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SpamSieve 2.9.21 - Robust spam filter for major...

SpamSieve is a robust spam filter for major email clients that uses powerful Bayesian spam filtering. SpamSieve understands what your spam looks like in order to block it all, but also learns what your legitimate messages look like to avoid confusion. SpamSieve only marks spam in your email client so you never lose any mail.Version 2.9.21:

  • Works with Apple Mail under Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan. It’s easiest if you update to SpamSieve 2.9.21 before updating to El Capitan. In any case, if you don’t see the SpamSieve commands in Apple Mail’s Message menu, be sure to choose Install Apple Mail Plug-In from the SpamSieve menu. Otherwise, with the SpamSieve plug-in not installed, Mail will move good messages to the spam mailbox without consulting SpamSieve.
  • Made various changes to improve SpamSieve’s filtering accuracy.
  • Microsoft Outlook 2016 removes the Run AppleScript rule action feature. This makes it impossible to create a rule that...

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Google launches Google Keep note-taking app for iOS

If you were looking for Google to create a note-taking service and launch it for iOS, this is the day you’ve been waiting for.
More than two years after launching Google Keep for Android and the Web in March of 2013 and Android Wear in June of 2014, Google Keep has now launched on iOS.
The software allows the following bits of niftiness:
– Capture, edit, share, and collaborate on your notes on any device, anywhere.
– Add notes, lists, photos, and audio to Keep.

– Organize your notes with labels and colors.
– Set and forget. Get reminded about a note at the right time or place.
– Record a voice memo and have it automatically transcribed.

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Apple posts guide to activating, deactivating...

This could come in handy.
Recently, Apple posted full instructions as to how to activate and deactivate Private Browsing in iOS 9. Private Browsing mode protects your private information and blocks some websites from tracking your behavior. Safari won’t remember the pages you visit, your search history, or your AutoFill information.

To turn on Private Browsing, open Safari, then tap Pages icon. Tap Private to turn private browsing on. While Private Browsing is on, Safari appears black or dark instead of white or gray.
If you’re using iOS 7 or earlier on an iPad, open Safari, tap Plus icon to open a new tab, then tap Private.
To turn off Private...

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iPhone 6s Water Resistance Tests Yield Mixed Results

Since the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have been out for a few days, some users have begun to test the breaking point of the new devices, especially in regards to the possibility of water resistance. A handful of YouTubers have put together some videos showcasing impressive results of both the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus under a few inches of water, but the devices fare much worse when put to the test under four feet of water in a swimming pool. The first video pits the iPhone 6s Plus against the Galaxy S6 Edge in a small container, under a few inches of water. Each smartphone survived an impressive thirty minutes submerged under water, and appeared to retain their entire functionalities afterwards. As noted by Keaton Keller, the creator of the video and part of the TechSmartt channel, last year the iPhone 6 died after a...

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Over half of all iOS devices now running iOS 9

Since iOS 9 launched on September 16, analytics firm Mixpanel has been closely monitoring the adoption rate of the new OS by checking the version of devices running apps with Mixpanel's tracking code. Today, just 12 days after the launch of iOS 9, the new mobile operating system is running on 52.33 percent of all iOS devices.

iOS 8 is running on only 40.49 percent of iOS devices, while those devices stuck on iOS 7 or older operating systems make up just a tiny 7.18 percent. It's great to see that so many iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users feel that the new OS is stable and that the upgrade process is so painless. You can keep an eye on the adoption rate numbers yourself at this web page. 

If you're one of the 40.49 percent, why haven't you switched to iOS 9? Let us know in the comments.

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Second-gen Apple Watch likely to wait until mid- to...

A second-generation Apple Watch is predicted no earlier than mid-2016, and will likely feature a thinner size and better performance, according to a Cowen and Company research memo based on a recent tour of Asian suppliers.

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Apple says iPhone 6S and 6S Plus break sales records

Enlarge / The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Apple announced today that the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus have sold a total of 13 million units in their first weekend, continuing the company's tradition of outdoing the previous year's sales every time it introduces a new iPhone model.
There are a few factors that contribute to the increased sales. First, Apple had another week to rack up online preorders ahead of the iPhone's first weekend in stores—the phones usually launch about a week after preorders begin, but this year there were two weeks between the start of preorders and in-...

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DealBITS Discount: Save 50% on Swift Publisher 4

See who won copies of Swift Publisher in last week’s DealBITS drawing, and if you’re not among them, read on to save 50 percent on BeLight Software’s print design software. 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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Setup The Contacts Server In OS X Server 5

OS X has an application called Contacts. OS X Server 5, running on Yosemite or El Capitan, has a service called Contacts. While the names might imply very different things that they do, you’ll be super-surprised that the two are designed to work with one another. The Contacts service is based on CardDAV, a protocol for storing contact information on the web, retrievable and digestible by client computers. However, there is a layer of Postgres-based obfuscation between the Contacts service and CardDAV. The Contacts service is also a conduit with which to read information from LDAP and display that information in the Contacts client, which is in a way similar to how the Global Address List (GAL) works in Microsoft Exchange.
I know I’ve said this about other services in OS X Server, but the Contacts service couldn’t be easier to configure. First, you should be running Open Directory and you should also have configured Apple Push Notifications. To setup Push Notifications, have...

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Complicating Details: Notable New Features in...

The operating system for the Apple Watch, watchOS 2, adds important improvements such as native apps and custom complications. Jeff Carlson reveals some of the lesser-known features and details that enhance the Apple Watch experience. 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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Kakaku: Mac OS X market share in Japan declines year...

Approximately 97.9% of the total population in Japan now owns at least one personal computer, according to a survey by Kakaku, which provides price, products and other information of merchandise and services including PCs, home electronics, broadband and mobile phone telecommunication fees, food, drink, interiors and cosmetics. That's up 1.8 percentage points year-over-year.

Windows 7 was the most popular operating system with 46.3 percent market share. Windows 10 had 15.3% percent, while Mac OS X had 7.4%, according to Kakaku (as noted by, a global investment newswire). That's down from 11.26 percent in 2014 (based on data from If Kakaku's survey is accurate, Japan seems to be the exception to the rule. Overall, Macs have gained global market share for 33 out of the last 34 quarters.

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A gallery of real world iPhone 6s and 6s Plus photos

David Pierce took his iPhone 6s and 6s Plus out on the streets and took a bunch of photos. None of these are retouched in any way. Tap on a picture to embiggen.∞ Read this on The Loop

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Bad low-light photos on iPhone 6s? Try turning off...

The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have new cameras on the front and rear as well as featuring the new Live Photos mode, a combination of photo and short 3 second video, which is enabled by default. The quality of both cameras has been considerably improved, beyond the raw increase to 12-megapixel back camera and 5 megapixel front […]

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Getting a new iPhone? Here’s a bunch of 3D Touch tips

Jonny Evans, writing for ComputerWorld, pulled together a nice little collection of 3D Touch tips and tricks.∞ Read this on The Loop

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Challenges My Organization Faces Upgrading to OS X...

As if you haven’t heard, there’s something new this month to cause drama on the Apple upgrade treadmill (just as nefarious as Slack dragging everyone’s communication watering hole into the future). This time it’s the coming System Integrity Protection and other tightening restrictions we’re all dealing with. I wanted to share our current blockers to replicating the workflow we support for customers on 10.10, which comes down to two attitudes displayed by one vendor in particular (that will remain nameless): apathy, and ignorance

‘I don’t know’
The vendor could have corrected course or known to not write to certain paths that the impending SIPocalypse will disable by relocating errant files from, and will fail for new installs. This one vendor in question bundles a whole bunch of packages as one, so if I wanted to deploy the parts of it that CAN run while waiting for other components to be...

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ArtistInfo Goes Mobile with iOS Release

Metason has rolled out first release of ArtistInfo for iOS along with an update of ArtistInfo for Mac OS X. ArtistInfo is an artist browser and music discovery app.
It provides album credits for music played in iTunes, Apple Music, as well as Spotify by presenting musicians, band members, biographies, played music instruments, discographies, composers, producers, and performed musical genres. My Favorites' can be synchronized via iCloud and shared  with friends via Social Media or AirDrop.
Features of the new releases of ArtistInfo for Mac and iOS include:
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Rob Papen expands EQ essentials from RAW soft synth

Rob Papen Soundware has released RP-EQ, which expands EQ essentials from its RAW soft synth for "distorted" sounds specifically suited to EDM (electronic dance music) production and beyond.
It creates an EQ effects plug-in for Mac (32- and 64-bit, AAX, AU, and VST for Mac OS X 10.6 or higher) and PC (32- and 64-bit, AAX and VST for Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 10). RP-EQ can be purchased as a boxed version from authorized Rob Papen dealers worldwide or downloaded directly from Rob Papen for US$89 at .

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Site claims to be offering Apple Music for Android...

UPDATE: One of our readers over at 9to5Google, with experience of using Betabound commented the following: “Centercode, who runs Betabound, has been around for over a decade running software/hardware betas. I have been through numerous tests with them. I understand the skepticism but this is a legit company.” Perhaps then, we can be a little […]

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Apple announces record iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus...

Apple has announced it has sold more than 13 million new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus models, a new record, just three days after launch. iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be available in more than 40 additional countries beginning Oct. 9 including Italy, Mexico, Russia, Spain and Taiwan. The new iPhones will be available in over 130 countries by the end of the year.
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iPhone 6s, 6s Plus will ship to Russia, Ireland,...

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will ship to a further 40 countries and territories starting on Oct. 9, followed by additional rollouts on Oct. 10 and Oct. 16, Apple said on Monday.

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Netflix unveils its DIY ‘Netflix and Chill’ button

Netflix has shown off a one-touch ‘move time’ button that switches on Netflix, dims the lights and puts your iPhone into Do Not Disturb mode. The button was introduced at the 2015 World Maker Faire, and the company has released the plans to enable you to build your own. It is also inviting idea for further […]

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iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus Sales Top Thirteen...

Apple today announced that opening weekend sales for the brand-new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have exceeded thirteen million units, breaking the previous record of ten million units sold by the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus last year. “Sales for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have been phenomenal, blowing past any previous first weekend sales results in Apple’s history,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Customers’ feedback is incredible and they are loving 3D Touch and Live Photos, and we can’t wait to bring iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to customers in even more countries on October 9.” The company claims, as with previous years, that demand for the new smartphones is at an all-time high, and confirmed that the new iPhones will be coming to 40 additional countries beginning on...

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Apple sells blockbuster 13 million iPhone 6s, 6s...

Apple's new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are off to a record breaking start, selling more than 13 million units in their first three days of availability, the company announced on Monday.

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Apple announces more than 13 million iPhone 6s and...

Following two weeks of preorders and the public launch on Friday, Apple today announced it has sold over 13 million iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus in the first three days of availability. The company had previously stated it was on pace to beat last year’s 10 million unit sales record and has cleanly done so, topping […]

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Apple Files for 'iCloud' Trademark in...

On Friday Apple filed for the 'iCloud' trademark with European Patent and Trademark Office. The most notable new entry relates to all-things for vehicles under class #12. It cover such things as "apparatus for locomotion by land, air, water or rail; consoles ...

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Tim Cook met with India’s Prime Minister, discussed...

Shortly after Tim Cook met with the Chinese President, Apple’s CEO has met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as expected. The Times of India reports that the two of them discussed the possibility of bringing Apple Pay to the country, and Prime Minister Modi invited Apple to set up a manufacturing base in the country. Cook was said to […]

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'iPhone 7' Rumored to Be Waterproof,...

The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus was just released in first-wave launch countries around the world last Friday, but a few new rumors about the 2016 "iPhone 7" have begun to surface online this morning. According to a source from the Chinese social media site Weibo (via Mac Otakara) [Google Translate], the next version of the iPhone will have a strengthened, waterproof frame and may ditch a metallic casing altogether. This strengthened body would certainly follow in the footsteps of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, which bolstered the weak...

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A (3D) touch above: The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus...

Enlarge / The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Every two years, Apple redesigns the iPhone. And in between each new design is an "S" model, one that looks basically the same as the previous version but overhauls the insides to keep things fresh. 2015 is an S year.
New designs typically generate the bigger buzz since it's easier to convince people that something is worth an upgrade when it looks and feels new. But to its credit, Apple is careful to make these less-buzzworthy S refreshes about more than just adding speed or bumping up the camera. The iPhone 4S added Siri. The iPhone 5S brought TouchID and 64-bit support. And the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus are mostly about the pressure-sensitive screen, dubbed “3D Touch.”
Still, the right iPhone upgrade interval for most people continues to be...

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Two Risky Strategies Could Threaten Apple's...

One of the ironies of my technical career is that when I first went to work for a tech company, I specifically wanted to work for a firm that was breaking the mold -- not representative of it. So, in my initial interview, I was concerned that IBM was going to buy the firm because it was the mold at that time. I was promised it wasn't, and that there was a contract that said it couldn't. Then, six months later, it did. IBM nearly failed six years after that, largely due to two strategies Apple now has embraced.

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An Apple Car may one day lack a driver (and a...

A new report from The Wall Street Times says the Apple Car will drive out in 2019, but won't be driverless as some have predicted (though it will be all electric). 

Let's assume the WSJ is right. This will be version 1.0 of the Apple Car. But what might version 2.0 be like? Version 3.0? Version 20? At some point the Apple Car may not only lack a driver behind the wheel, but also come without a steering wheel, gas or break pedals, a horn and review mirrors.

In 2014 IEEE, a technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, unveiled the findings of a survey that revealed expert opinions about the future of driverless cars, such as speed bumps to mass adoption, essential autonomous technologies, features in the car of the future, and geographic adoption. More than 200 researchers, academicians, practitioners, university students,...

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PSA: Keep an eye on your mobile data if you ever use...

If you ever use your iPhone on poor-quality WiFi networks, you may want to check your mobile data usage. As Quartz noted, a new feature introduced with iOS 9 is leading some people to see dramatic increases in their mobile data usage. Wi-Fi Assist means that iOS recognizes slow WiFi and supplements it with mobile data. […]

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Butler 4.1.19 - Hot key, menu, and keyword launcher...

Butler makes it easier for you to perform a wide variety of potentially recurring tasks. Just arrange these tasks in Butler's fully customizable configuration and assign one or more triggers to a task. Available Triggers

  • freely configurable system-wide menus in your menu bar/Butler's docklet
  • freely configurable pop-up menus -- triggered via hot key or hot corner (see below)
  • abbreviations -- e.g., enter "qt" to launch QuickTime Player
  • hot keys -- e.g., hit [F1] make iTunes switch to the next track
  • hot corners -- e.g., [shift]-[right mouse button click] in the lower left corner of your screen to pop up a menu that lists all system preference panes
  • events -- e.g., launch iChat when Butler starts up and the [option] key is not held

Possible Tasks

  • launch applications
  • open files
  • access preference panes
  • manage bookmarks
  • search the web
  • run...

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The web is turning its back on Flash

During his lifetime, Steve Jobs, Apple’s co-founder and former CEO, was known to be one of the most opinionated figures in the tech world. And while he certainly wasn’t right about everything, there’s one thing he got right years before many others: his famous rejection of Flash.
Five years after Jobs published an open letter defending his company’s decision to leave Flash off its mobile devices and slamming Flash as unreliable and unsafe, the majority of the internet industry has come to the same conclusion.
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Moving winds of Jupiter and space exploration in new...

Vito Technology ( has introduced Solar Walk 2, the next generation of the company's 3D solar system guide.
Redesigned from the inside out, the new Solar Walk 2 is an educational tool at the edge of graphic technology that shows wonders of the solar system. Based on real physics and latest photographic data, Solar Walk 2 comes with visual effects of planetary atmospheres, solar flares, auroras, and asteroid belts.
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Kool Tools: next gen Epson Premium, Photo printers

Epson America's ( Expression Small-in-One wireless photo printers are well suited to the needs of busy households and creative enthusiasts, the Expression Premium series, including the Expression Premium XP-530, XP-630 and XP-830, leverages a Claria Premium five-ink system to deliver superior quality, borderless prints up to 8” x10”.
The Expression Photo XP-960 Small-in-One printer features six-color Claria Photo HD inks to deliver photo enthusiasts with vivid, professional-quality borderless photos up to 11” x17” and documents with sharp text.
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How to use Time Travel in watchOS 2

WatchOS 2, the upgrade of the operating system for the Apple Watch, adds a Time Travel feature. Nope, no Back to the Future or Looper possibilities here. But you can scroll with the Digital Crown to explore events in the future (and past).

Like what, you ask? You can check on upcoming meetings or activities. You can look at info from third-party apps, such as upcoming flight information. You can check what the weather will be a few hours from now. And more.

To use Time Travel,  you'll need to use one of the watchOS 2 watch faces that support the feature. They include Chronograph, Solar, Color, Astronomy, Simple, Modular, Utility, and even Mickey Mouse.

If you have one of those watch faces enabled, you just twist the Digital Crown forward or backward to move that direction in time. Your watch face will change the time and show a little blue status icon that says Time...

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Touch ID on the iPhone 6s is fast, but not so fast...

There have been some reports that Touch ID on the iPhone 6s is now so fast that you can no longer access the lockscreen, as it unlocks as soon as you touch the home button. This is a slight exaggeration: Touch ID is indeed much faster than older models, but not quite instant, as the above […]

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Airmail 2.5 - Powerful, minimal email client. (...

Airmail 2 is a new mail client designed for OS X 10.10 Yosemite with fast performance and intuitive interaction. Support for iCloud, MS Exchange, Gmail, Google Apps, IMAP, POP3, Yahoo!, AOL,, Airmail was designed from the ground to retain the same experience with a single or multiple accounts and provide a quick, modern and easy-to-use user experience. Airmail is clean and allows you to get to your emails without interruption -- it's the mail client for the 21st century. We have taken usability and function to the next level with Airmail and bring a striking-design with support for all major email services. Switch between accounts like a breeze and quick reply to incoming messages within seconds -- email has never been so easy and productive.Version 2.5: New

  • For OS X 10.11 El Capitan
  • Split-screen support
  • Improved performances and stability
  • iCloud sync, folder colors, aliases, signatures, profile icons, and...

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iStat Menus 5.11 - Monitor your system right from...

iStat Menus lets you monitor your system right from the menubar. Included are 8 menu extras that let you monitor every aspect of your system. Some features:

  • CPU -- Monitor cpu usage. 7 display modes, multiple core support.
  • Memory -- Monitor memory usage. 4 display modes, page ins/outs and swap usage display.
  • Disks -- Monitor disk usage and activity. 6 display modes, ability to hide disks you dont want to see.
  • Network -- Monitor current and total bandwidth, peak bandwidth, IP addresses, and the ability to hide network connections you don't want to see.
  • Temps -- Monitor the temperature of your Mac. 2 display modes, ability to hide sensors you don't want to see.
  • Fans -- Monitor the fan speeds in your Mac. 2 display modes, ability to hide sensors you don't want to see.
  • Bluetooth...

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Sunday September 27

Apple Music FAQ: The ins and outs of Apple's...

Apple singlehandedly turned the digital music marketplace on its head when it launched the iTunes Store in 2003, and now it’s going after the current hottest trend: Streaming media. Apple introduced this new service, Apple Music, during its annual Worldwide Developer’s Conference earlier this year, bringing out the company’s big guns (record exec and Beats cofounder Jimmy Iovine, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software Eddy Cue, and hip hop star Drake) to show the world how Apple Music plans to compete with the likes of Spotify, Rdio, and Tidal.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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iPhone 6s vs iPhone 6 – Full comparison [Video]

If you haven’t heard, Apple’s iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are finally here, but should you upgrade? Well today we’re comparing the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus… Design and hardware Starting out with design, it’ll be hard to tell the difference between any of these phones. Being […]

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Reported iOS 9 compass/gyroscope bug affects iPhone...

A potential bug discovered in Apple's latest iOS 9 release appears to be impacting certain apps running on iPhone 6s that tap into compass and gyroscope data, in some cases affecting key assets that render some features unusable.

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Rumor: 'iPhone 7' might be waterproof,...

A set of rumors out of the Far East on Sunday claims Apple is well into the prototyping phase of its next-generation handset, with current test models incorporating a waterproof design that could be applied to a non-metal frame.

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ClamXav 2.8.5

Brings back advanced preferences and improves displayed data after performing database updates. ($29.95 new, free update, 19.4 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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Rumor Roundup: iPhone 7 to feature new casing...

While the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus only just became available this past week, rumors surrounding next year’s flagship from Apple are already starting to surface. A pair of postings on Chinese social networking site Weibo first spotted by Macotakara claim that the iPhone 7, or whatever it may be called, will feature several […]

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The Week in iPad Cases: Backpacks, for when you need..., sleeves, cases for the iPad Pro, and more!This week’s roundup of new iPad cases also brings you a keyboard case from Zagg and Griffin’s latest Survivor case for the new iPad mini 4. Read on for more!BodyGuardzThe Ultratough Screenguardz (iPad mini 4; $20) is a crystal-clear screen protector that precisely fits your iPad mini 4.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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The Logic Pros: Routing 101 – creating multi-track...

In this week’s episode of The Logic Pros, after looking at some high quality hardware over the past few weeks or so, we are going back to basics with busses, aux tracks, sends and more. While Apple has made it about as easy as we can imagine for new users jumping into Logic for the first […]

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GraphicConverter 9.7.2

Brings several additions and improvements to the venerable graphic conversion and editing utility. ($39.95 new, free update, 89.6 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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Inside iOS 9: Apple makes it easier to upgrade with...

In a bid to drive the already-impressive iOS upgrade rate even higher, Apple has brought a bit of OS X to iOS 9 with a new automatic installation option that will let iPhones and iPads update themselves --?at a convenient time for the user.

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TinkerTool 5.5 - Expanded preference settings for OS...

TinkerTool is an application that gives you access to additional preference settings Apple has built into Mac OS X. This allows to activate hidden features in the operating system and in some of the applications delivered with the system. The tool makes sure that preference changes can only affect the current user. You don't need administrative privileges to use the tool. With this design, it is no problem to use TinkerTool in professional networks where users have restricted permissions. The program will never change any component of the operating system, so the integrity of your system is not put at risk, and there will be no negative effect on system updates. All preference settings changed by TinkerTool can be reset to Apple's defaults, or to the state that existed before using the tool. No dangerous background processes are used for TinkerTool's operation. You may send bug reports here.Version 5.5:

  • Added new...

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Video Shows Benefits of 2GB RAM in iPhone 6s

When Apple announced the iPhone 6s, they didn't mention that the new iPhones carry 2GB of RAM, an increase from 1GB on the iPhone 6. The 2GB RAM was later confirmed in Xcode and benchmarks. This increased RAM allows the iPhone to keep more Apps and data active in memory. iDownloadBlog recorded this video showing the difference between the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s after loading several websites in Safari: The iPhone 6s is able to keep more websites active in memory without requiring a reload when returning to the tab. The additional RAM should also allow more apps to remain active in memory without relaunching. The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus just launched on...

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Postbox 4.0.5

Enables indexing to be performed in the background and adds support for the San Francisco font in OS X 10.11 El Capitan. ($15 new, free update, 25.5 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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Firefox 41.0 - Fast, safe Web browser. (Free)

Firefox offers a fast, safe Web browsing experience. Browse quickly, securely, and effortlessly. With its industry-leading features, Firefox is the choice of Web development professionals and casual users alike. The Web, as it's meant to be experienced Features

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

Version 41.0: New

  • Enhance IME support on Windows (Vista +) using TSF (Text Services Framework)
  • Ability to set a profile picture for your Firefox Account
  • Firefox Hello now includes instant messaging
  • SVG images can be used as favicons...

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LaunchBar 6.5

Updates support for OS X 10.11 El Capitan and adds diversity options for emojis. ($29 new, free update, 13.3 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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Install A vpptoken In OS X Server 5 for El Capitan...

In order to use the Apple Volume Purchase Program, you will need an MDM solution (Profile Manager, Casper, MobileIron, Meraki, FileWave, etc). Also, token options were traditionally for one to one (1:1) environments until iOS 9, which marked a change where you can now leverage per-device licensing. This removes the requirement that you need an Apple ID running on each device that you choose to install apps on. Suddenly, VPP is for multi-tenant environments. You can also use codes and options for iOS 7 and up as well as OS X 10.9 and up, but those will use Apple IDs. Also, if you install your vpptoken on OS X Server and you’re running that same vpptoken elsewhere, OS X Server will take all of the codes that have been issued for itself (feature or bug, you decide).
But this article isn’t about the fine print details of the new VPP. Instead, this article is about making Profile Manager work with your new VPP token. Before you get started, know that when you install your vpptoken...

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How to watch the ‘blood moon’ total lunar eclipse...

TechInsider:Tonight — Sunday, Sept. 27 — you can see the first “supermoon” total lunar eclipse in 30 years. The moon will turn red, which is normal for a lunar eclipse, but this rare event will be bigger and brighter than those of the past few decades. That’s because the eclipse will coincide with a supermoon — a “very rare” alignment that won’t happen again until 2033. Check this map to see if you live where the eclipse will be visible. If you don’t live in a visible region, or a big city with too many tall obstructions or a lot of light pollution, bookmark this page.We won’t see the full effect here on the West Coast but if you’re lucky enough to be able to get outside and see it clearly, don’t miss it. Otherwise, like so many other things nowadays, you can watch online....

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Apple Wins 8 Design Patents for All-New Store-within...

In 2012 we posted a report detailing Apple's first wave of design wins in China for Apple's Store-within-a-Store displays. Though like all things in life, times change and Apple has now updated their store-within-a-store displays.

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Luna Solaria: a moon phases app

Moon Connection:Now you can have accurate, attractive Moon and Sun details at your fingertips. View a beautiful real-time image of the current Moon phase, complete with technical data. Quickly see if the Moon is above the horizon on the Lunar Position screen, along with Moon rise and set times and precise Moon position in the sky. If you also want to know Sun rise and set times, look at the Solar Position screen.Tonight’s total eclipse of the Super Harvest Moon could be spectacular, depending on the weather in your area. Use this free app to figure its position in your night sky.∞ Read this on The Loop

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The After Math: That's Show Business

This week on the After Math, we look back at the week's entertainment news. That includes Amazon's big night at the Emmy awards, Oculus' new product announcements and North America's first 1TB PS4. We also contemplate whether the new Angry Birds mo...

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Use The Help Options In OS X Server 5

OS X Server 5, running on El Capitan or Yosemite, comes complete with lots of awesome features to help you get up and running, started and owning the configuration of Apple Servers. One such is the built-in options to help manage your servers. Open Server, click Help, then click Server Help. You can then search and browse for information about things you’d like to accomplish using the Help Center.

Now, click the arrow for each service for information about configuring that service. You will see an arrow for each service.
Click the arrow for more information on that specific service.
And just like that, simple and easy-to-use documentation, available live on OS X Server. You will, of course, need to be online to use it effectively.

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Wednesday September 23

Fancred's playbook for sports app domination:...

Fancred started out as a social network for sports fans, a place where people could share photos from games and talk some mess about rival teams. But, like Facebook and Twitter when they gathered steam, the 3-year-old platform has bigger ambitions. It wants to be the next global sports media company. That plan starts falling into place on Wednesday, when Fancred adds live-streaming video and real-time game scores to its mobile apps and website—and that’s just the beginning.
Fancred just might be the first sports app with a Periscope-like live-streaming feature. Anyone can broadcast on the app, though there is a 5-minute limit. That cap serves two purposes: It gives the person broadcasting time to rant...

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More users, more ads: Instagram hits 400 million...

In just nine months, Instagram wooed 100 million new amateur photographers, bringing its total user base to 400 million. Sure, parent company Facebook still slays with almost 1.5 billion monthly active users, but for a social network, Instagram’s announcement is nothing to sneeze at.


Even more impressive than its swift growth is how international Instagram’s reach is. The network said that 75 percent of its community lives outside the U.S., with more than 50 percent of the newest 100 million users residing in Europe and Asia. This makes Instagram’s places search filter more useful if you’re looking for somewhere specific, or if you’re in the mood to explore, the Trending Places section is full of stunning images from exotic locales.To read this article in...

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Apple releases iOS 9.0.1 update

One week ago, Apple released iOS 9 to the general public. On Wednesday, the company released the first update to the operating system, iOS 9.0.1.
According to the release notes, the update contains bug fixes. The note specifically calls out the following:• Fixes an issue where some users could not complete setup assistant after updating
• Fixes an issue where sometimes alarms and timers could fail to play
• Fixes an issue in Safari and Photos where pausing video could cause the paused frame to appear distorted
• Fixes an issue where some users with a custom APN setup via a profile would lose cellular data

To install the update on your iOS device, launch the Settings app, then tap General > Software Update. You also can update within iTunes with your device connected to your Mac.To read this article in full or to leave a comment,...

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T-Mobile undercuts competition with $5-per-month...

Desperate for a new iPhone but have no money to spare? T-Mobile’s got you covered with an iPhone 6s plan that will only cost you $5 a month, or $9 for the larger 6s Plus, if you trade in your current phone.
T-Mobile’s Jump On Demand plan lets you upgrade your phone three times per year for a monthly hardware fee on top of your regular cell phone plan. The carrier had a similar promotion for the last-generation iPhones, but prices started at $15 a month. Sprint’s iPhone upgrade plan starts at $15.
If you don’t have a phone to trade in, you can still sign up for the Jump On Demand upgrade plan for $20 a month. Once the 18-month contract is up, you can pay off the phone for $125 less than retail. For a 16GB iPhone 6s, the total would come to $524....

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Lara Croft GO does touchscreen Tomb Raiding right

These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play. You can play the first couple of Tomb Raider games on the iPhone and iPad for a buck or two a pop, but aside from the nostalgic reminder, you shouldn’t bother—neither holds up all that well after nearly two decades of dramatic genre advancement. And aging aside, the games weren’t meant to be played on touch devices, and don’t control very well. You’ll turn the graceful maneuvers of legendary adventurer Lara Croft into the stumbles of a buffoon with minimal effort....

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Thursday September 24

Macworld’s October Digital Edition: Hands-on with...

Every day, Macworld brings you the essential daily news and other info about all things Apple. But staying on top of that torrent of information can be a constant challenge. One solution: the Macworld Digital Edition.
Available as single copies or with a yearlong subscription, the Digital Edition comes in two forms: Enhanced and PDF replica. The Enhanced Edition has all the news, analysis, product reviews, and how-to’s, along with interactive features, and videos—customized for consumption on your iPad. The PDF replica Edition is designed for your mobile device’s touchscreen to allow pinch and zoom.In the October issue

We get our hands on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. New 3D Touch and Live Photos features are impressive. Learn how iOS 9 will change the way we mobile surf. Plus: We dig through the Macworld vault and find a hidden collection of vintage Macs....

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Sprint responds to T-Mobile’s upgrade plan, offers...

The carrier wars are certainly heating up. On Wednesday, T-Mobile announced an iPhone upgrade plan that would allow customers to get a brand-new iPhone 6s for as little as $5 per month. Not to be outdone, Sprint responded on Thursday with an even better offer—get a 16GB iPhone 6s for $1 per month, if you trade in your old iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. 
This deal is part of Sprint’s iPhone Forever program, which allows eligible Sprint customers to trade in their old iPhone as soon as the next model is available. It previously started at $15 per month, on top of your standard cell phone plan. ...

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Content-blocker Crystal will whitelist some...

The top paid app in the iOS App Store is the content-blocker Crystal, which took the No. 1 spot after developer Marco Arment shut down his own content-blocker, Peace. But where Arment felt conflicted about being an ad-blocking arbiter, Crystal just worked out a deal to let certain companies’ ads through its filters—and it will be turned on by default when a future app update is released.Dean Murphy, the developer behind content-blocking app Crystal, told the Wall Street Journal that he will accept payments from Eyeo GmbH, the makers of desktop browser extension Adblock Plus, to let “acceptable ads” from some 70 companies appear in Safari. Those companies pay Eyeo, which in turn will pay Murphy a flat monthly fee. The news is surprising,...

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Saturday September 26

The week in Apple news: iPhone 6s release,...

Apple headlines for the week ending Sept. 25, 2015The big news: The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are here. The early reviews are in, and Macworld is hard at work with its own review. Look for it in the next few days. On Wednesday, Apple will release OS X EL Capitan, and we’ll have a review of that, as well. In the meantime, if you’re waiting in line for your new iPhone—or if you already have your new iPhone and you’re reading this on it now—you can find out the other important Apple headlines in this slideshow. Just click on the link to read the full story.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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