News from around the community
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

News from around the community

Thursday January 21

09:00
Office 365—monthly Dev Digest for January

This month’s Office 365 Dev Digest was written by Jeremy Thake, technical product manager for the Office 365 Dev team.
Welcome to the 11th edition of Dev Digest, designed to help you—the Office 365 developer—keep up to date with what’s new in Office 365 development.
As we roll into 2016 and head towards our next major announcement at Build in March, there have been some great additions, by our internal efforts and community efforts.
Add-in commands have been available in Outlook since we announced them in early 2015, and now Word, Excel and PowerPoint have these available as a developer preview. You can find out more about them on the github repository and by listening to episode 77 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast with Humberto.
In...

| Read more »
09:00
New to Office 365 in January—new inking tools,...

Today’s post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team.
We’re starting off the New Year with new ways to work with Office! We’re improving the inking experience so writing and drawing with your finger, pen or stylus are more intuitive and powerful. We’re bringing PowerPoint Designer and Morph, available last month in Windows, to additional platforms. Also, Office 365 consumer subscribers with Macs can now get Office Insider builds for first access to new features.
Office works the way you do with new inking capabilities
As part of our effort to make Office even more intuitive and easier to use, we want to make pen and ink a primary input across Office apps.­ While digital inking tools have been available in Office on Windows PCs since 2007, today we are releasing new inking tools in Office for...

| Read more »
08:59
9to5Toys Last Call: App Store Productivity Sale, 9′...

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications.
TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:
Last Call Updates:

Apple’s Get Productive iOS App Sale...

| Read more »
08:53
California's new 'Bill 1681' Could...

Last week we posted a report titled "Could Apple's iPhone 6s be the Last iPhone Model to Offer End-to-End Encryption?" Like New York's proposal, California assembly member Jim Cooper (D-9th) has now introduced new legislation ...

| Read more »
08:52
Jeremy’s 5: New emoji, T-Mobile LTE CellSpot, Google...

Welcome to the latest edition of Jeremy’s 5, my latest quick roundup of 5 interesting little things that aren’t big enough for full articles, but are still worth sharing with you.
This week, I’m looking at the next wave of emoji, T-Mobile’s 4G LTE CellSpot, Google Photos, iCloud/iTunes Account Merging, and battery drain from the latest iOS beta…

1. Take A Sneak Peek At The Next 70+ Emoji. As I’ve said in prior columns, readers seem to be more excited about new emoji than pretty much any other feature Apple adds to iOS. Apple doesn’t create the emoji characters — it implements the Unicode standard, which has standardized hundreds of icons over a dozen different revisions since 1991. The next revision, Unicode 9.0, is currently being...

| Read more »
08:46
Purported video of 4-inch iPhone surfaces

It’s the leaked videos of purported new products that make life interesting.
A chunk of footage leaked by MIC Gadget claims to have an early view of the 4-inch iPhone that Apple’s expected to release this April.
The video, which was apparently shot in the Foxconn factory, shows a handset that’s been dubbed the “iPhone 6c” and looks just like an iPhone 6s, but smaller. The latest rumors indicate it will also have similar internals, featuring Apple A9 SoC and NFC for Apple Pay.

The validity of the video cannot be confirmed. The ratios of the speaker holes is very similar to the 4.7 inch phone so it’s not 100 percent that this phone is actually smaller. The video also does not include a comparison with other iPhones to confirm the relative size.
The handset appears to share a lot of...

| Read more »
08:33
Claimed 4-inch iPhone in Leaked Video Likely Just an...

A number of tech blogs have shared a video from Chinese website M.I.C. Gadget that claims to provide the first real look at Apple's next-generation 4-inch iPhone, but there are some clues to suggest the mystery smartphone may simply be a regular 4.7-inch iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s.

First and foremost, the distance between the speaker grille, pentalobe screws, Lightning connector, headphone jack and microphones appears to be the same as the iPhone 6s. If this were truly the so-called "iPhone 6c," those components would need to be closer together on the bottom of the smartphone.

The display width also appears to resemble an iPhone 6s compared to the size of the home button, but exact measurements are hard to determine without an object for scale. The lack of a 4.7-inch iPhone 6s and 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus for comparison also...

| Read more »
08:30
Microsoft Office for iOS gets an update; new...

It's always nice to see an update that adds support for the latest Apple gadgets, and doubly so when the developer that is sending out the update is Microsoft. Like 'em or hate 'em, the Redmond, WA-based company has some serious credibility in the mobile market not because of its Windows-based tablets and smartphones, but because of the apps it makes for iOS. The Office for iOS suite is unparalleled for productivity on iPhones and iPads, and today's update adds 3D Touch quick actions for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus in addition to Apple Pencil support on the iPad Pro.

For the core apps -- Word, PowerPoint, and Excel -- there's now 3D Touch support. Doing a "deep press" on the app icon lets you...

| Read more »
08:22
Apple filing hints at work on OLED-based wraparound...

A U.S. patent application published on Thursday suggests that Apple is at least experimenting with the concept of wraparound displays for some of its portable devices.

| Read more »
08:18
Four Alternatives to iCloud Photos on the Apple TV

The fourth-generation Apple TV may be new, but the built-in Photos album is stuck in the past. Josh Centers offers four alternatives that let you view your photos on your TV. 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.

| Read more »
08:18
Comparison breaks down all the missing features in...

This comparison of the differences between Microsoft Office on Mac, Windows, and iOS devices was put together by Kurt Schmucker who (disclaimer) works for Parallels — the company that makes slick virtual machine apps for running Windows and other operating systems on Mac — but he also happens to know a thing or two about the subject after his previous role as Senior Mac Evangelist at Microsoft and on the Office team. So what exactly is missing on Mac and iOS devices compared to Windows when it comes to the Office suite?
In the charts below, Schmucker breaks down feature-by-feature...

| Read more »
08:16
Apple releases Music Memos app for musicians/...

This is kind of a neat thing.
Apple on Wednesday unveiled a new Music Memos app designed to help musicians and songwriters store ideas on the go.
The app uses the iPhone’s built-in microphone can be used to record instruments in a lossless format, and the resulting recordings can be analyzed for rhythm and chords.

Users can then add instant drums and a bass line to help flesh out the song, and it will also provide a basic notation view. Music Memos are synchronized via iCloud and can be opened directly in GarageBand or Logic Pro X.
Music Memos launched with support from some big-name artists, including singer-songwriter Ryan Adams.
Music Memos is still rolling out through iTunes, but will be available as a free download from the App Store.
The...

| Read more »
08:13
Will Google Dethrone Apple as the Most Valuable...

We all know that Apple has been considered the world’s most valuable company since 2013 when it surpassed Exxon Mobil in market capitalization, but that status might be threatened in the coming days ahead by Alphabet, Google’s new parent company.

| Read more »
08:04
Harrison Ford, lucky to be alive

Poor Harrison Ford. His life is a never ending series of disasters.∞ Read this on The Loop

| Read more »
07:59
Logic Pro X and Adele

Producer Greg Kurstin on working with Adele and Logic Pro, with some backstory on the creation of Hello.∞ Read this on The Loop

| Read more »
07:59
Rumor: Video from China claims to show new 4"...

A video posted to YouTube this week contains footage of what is purportedly a new 4-inch iPhone, boasting the same industrial design as the current iPhone 6 series.

| Read more »
07:51
Anywhere but Medium

Dave Winer, with his thoughts on the dominance of Medium and his efforts to keep blogging/Tumblr posting alive and well∞ Read this on The Loop

| Read more »
07:41
Ireland's Sinn Fein Party Says it will Pursue...

There's to be a new election in Ireland within the next three months and some, like Goldman Sachs is a little worried that the party Sinn Fein, once the political wing of the Irish Republican Army, is on track to double its support ...

| Read more »
07:39
Microsoft Office for iOS adds 3D Touch quick actions...

Microsoft is out with a nice update to its Office for iOS suite today, adding 3D Touch quick actions to Word, PowerPoint, and Excel for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus users as well as promised Apple Pencil integration on the iPad Pro. The latest versions of the Office suite also changes how fonts are handled and improves document search on iOS.

Word, PowerPoint, and Excel each now feature 3D Touch shortcuts from the app icon on the Home screen when deep pressing with the latest iPhones. This lets you quickly create a new document, presentation, or spreadsheet as soon as you launch the app. If you’ve already got files saved with Office, you’ll also notice quick access to recently used files here as well.
Office for iOS is also taking advantage of iOS 9’s new Spotlight search feature, which lets you pull down or swipe to the...

| Read more »
07:36
Apple reportedly leasing R&D office space in...


The Ottawa Business Journal is reporting that Apple has leased a 22,000 ft space in Kanata, Ontario. Notably, the location is in close proximity to the BlackBerry QNX offices. Whether Apple is interested in attracting QNX employees for itself is not clear. It is definitely possible that the geography is coincidental. However, QNX is known to be working on autonomous driving and Apple may want to take some of this engineering talent for its own Apple Car research.
...

| Read more »
07:03
The rise of Swift, the fall of Objective-C

The TIOBE Index lays out the fall of Objective-C usage and the somewhat smaller rise of Swift. Interesting numbers.∞ Read this on The Loop

| Read more »
04:39
Facebook sets up real-time 'Sports Stadium...

Facebook wants to grab the large audiences that American football attracts, and has launched Facebook Sports Stadium, which it describes as a dedicated place to experience sports in real time “with your friends and the world.”
“It’s a second-screen experience that we hope makes watching the broadcast even better,” wrote Product Manager, Steve Kafka in a post.
The social network is apparently aiming to replace other social networks, particularly Twitter, which sees a lot of real-time discussions and commentary during games. Often the tweets are viewed woven together as Moments, a feature Twitter launched in October.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

| Read more »
07:01
Ireland's Sinn Fein party says it will pursue...

Ireland's left-leaning Sinn Fein party could hold Apple accountable for taxes owed following a still-ongoing European Commission investigation, according to a party finance spokesman.

| Read more »
07:00
GM Bug Program Gets Mixed Notices


Two white-hat hackers, Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, made headlines last year when they demonstrated how they could hijack the control systems of a moving motor vehicle over the Internet. The move got the attention of the auto industry, and last week General Motors put in place a program to encourage more digital dabblers to alert the company when they find bugs in GM vehicles. Working with HackerOne, GM published a set of guidelines for submitting flaws to the company.

| Read more »
06:57
Unease is Engulfing Samsung Electronics as Employees...

A new Korean report surfacing this morning claims that there's a real sense of frustration that pervades the halls of Samsung Electronics as incentives for the year 2015 ... are anticipated to plunge ...

| Read more »
06:47
China UnionPay cards purportedly shown working with...

As Apple gears up to launch its mobile payments offering in China early this year, some Chinese consumers seem to have found the service coming online more quickly than expected.

| Read more »
06:47
Why Apple assembles in China

John Gruber, addressing Donald Trump’s “we’re gonna get Apple to start building their damn computers and things in this country, instead of in other countries” comment.∞ Read this on The Loop

| Read more »
06:34
Proposed bill would kill iPhone sales in California

A proposed bill, similar to a New York draft law, would prevent companies like Apple from selling its encryption-enabled iPhone in California.

California assembly member Jim Cooper introduced the legislation (bill 1681) which requires any smartphone manufactured "on or after July 1, 2015, and sold in California after that date" to be "capable of being decrypted and unlocked by its manufacturer or its operating system provider.” 

Any smartphone that couldn't be decrypted on-demand would subject a seller to a $2,500 fine. If the bill becomes law, there would be a near-blanket ban on nearly all iPhones and many Android devices across the...

| Read more »
06:34
Why Apple defends encryption

This is a terrific piece from Rich Mogull, writing for TidBITS, that looks at why Apple stands alone in defending encryption. But the article goes further. It lays out the history of government monitoring of communications, as well as the arguments that drive both sides. Important topic.∞ Read this on The Loop

| Read more »
06:21
Apple opening Europe’s first iOS app development...

Apple is investing heavily in bringing iOS dev to the masses, so far announcing sites in Brazil, Indonesia, and now in Naples, Italy.∞ Read this on The Loop

| Read more »
06:15
California bill over encryption backdoors could...


California is now presenting a new bill that, if passed into law, would stop Apple from selling iPhones on its home turf, via ZDNet. The bill requires smartphone manufacturers to sell devices that have backdoors to allow them to be decrypted. Naturally, this affects iPhones which use high-strength security methods and make it practically impossible for anyone including Apple to gain access without the passcode. If this proposed bill sounds familiar, there’s a reason for that. A nearly identical proposition was made in New York state earlier in the month.
Although the bill is only being proposed and isn’t law at this time, it poses a big issue...

| Read more »
06:08
Apple Officially Opens their First European iOS App...

Earlier this morning we posted a report titled "Apple to Open New Canadian Office in Automotive Industrial Park," that was noted as possibly being a new research center. Now Apple has just posted a press release titled "Apple Opening Europe’s First iOS App Development Center in Italy."

| Read more »
06:00
iPhone sales are booming in India

New data from Counterpoint — as noted by 9to5Mac — iPhone sales in India rose from 500,000 units in the December quarter of 2014 to 800,000 units in the December quarter of 2015. 

The technical market research firm says the iPhone 5s was responsible for 30% of the sales numbers. About half of the 800,000 units sold were iPhone 6s and 6s Plus models. In 2014, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, accounted for 70% of the shipments.

Yesterday it was reported that Apple India had filed an application to open Apple branded retail stores in India with the department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP).

"We have just received Apple's proposal. We are examining it,” DIPP Secretary Amitabh Kant told the...

| Read more »
05:51
Apple reportedly to open a R&D facility in...

Apple has leased space at a Kanata office complex in preparation for setting up a facility in the National Capital Region, according to the Ottawa Business Journal. Kanata is a suburb of Ottawa, Canada.

© Photo courtesy Colliers

Although the Cupertino, California-based company hasn’t yet made a public announcement, OBJ sources say they believe the 22,100-square-foot suite at 411 Legget Dr. in the Kanata Research Park will be devoted to research and development. The facility offers a "full-floor office suite" with an executive boardroom, meeting rooms, offices, a server room, lunchroom, lab space and even showers, according to the report. 

Apple spent nearly $2 billion on research and development in the first fiscal quarter of 2015, an increase of more than 40% over the year-ago...

| Read more »
05:48
Foxconn and Innovation Network Corp. Battle to...

Back in March 2015 we posted a report titled "Foxconn to Make Second Attempt at Acquiring a Stake in Sharp." Today it's being reported that Foxconn is making a new bid ...

| Read more »
05:40
Apple opening iOS App Development Center in Italy

Apple has announced the creation of Europe’s first iOS App Development Center in Italy, which is designed to give students practical skills and training on developing iOS apps.
read more

| Read more »
05:39
Apple opening Europe’s first iOS App Development...

Apple has announced the creation of Europe’s first iOS App Development Center in Italy, which is designed to give students practical skills and training on developing iOS apps.

The iOS App Development Center will be located at a partner institution in Naples. Apple CEO Tim Cook says it will support teachers and provide a specialized curriculum preparing thousands of future developers to be part of Apple’s thriving developer community. In addition, the Cupertino, California-based company will work with partners around Italy who deliver developer training to complement this curriculum and create additional opportunities for students. Apple expects to expand this program to other countries around the world, says Cook.

“Europe is home to some of the most creative developers in the world and we’re thrilled to be helping the next generation of entrepreneurs in Italy get the skills they need for success,” he adds. “The phenomenal success...

| Read more »
05:38
Apple assembler Foxconn bids $5.3 billion to take...

In a potential merging of two key Apple suppliers, Foxconn has officially bid $5.3 billion to take over Sharp -- a move that would resolve the display maker's considerable growing debts.

| Read more »
05:31
Apple accused of patent infringement involving Siri

Another day, another lawsuit. Dot 23 Technologies — a Texas-based, non-practicing entity (a patent troll, in my opinion) — is suing Apple for patent infringement, claiming that the intelligent digital assistant violates three of its patents. 

In a complaint filed with the lawsuit-friendly Eastern District Court of Texas, Dot 23 claims Apple violated its patents dubbed “Mobile Keyless Telephone Instruments and Wireless Telecommunications System Having Voice Dialing and Voice Programming Capabilities,” “Wireless Telephone System with

Programming and Information Service,” and “Wireless Prepaid Telephone System with Dispensable Instruments.”

The non-practicing entity wants acknowledgment that Apple violated its patents. And, naturally, it wants money: “all damages to which it is entitled under 35 U.S.C. § 284 resulting from Apple’s infringement, and ordering a full accounting of all damages adequate to compensate Dot 23 for the infringement of its patent rights”;...

| Read more »
05:20
Apple Revisits Inventions Relating to an iPhone with...

Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published patent applications from Apple that indicate that they're revisiting their technologies that are related to indoor parking, and more importantly, a possible future iPhone with a wraparound display.

| Read more »
05:00
Zero-Day Flaw Puts Millions of Linux Machines,...


Tens of millions of Linux PCs and servers, as well as 66 percent of all Android mobile devices, are vulnerable to a zero-day flaw that could allow users with lower-level privileges to gain root access, according to Perception Point, which announced its discovery last week. The local privilege escalation vulnerability, which affects Linux Kernel v3.8 and higher, has existed since 2012, the firm said. However, SMEP and SMAP will make it difficult to exploit Linux boxes, and Android devices are protected by SELinux, Perception Point noted.

| Read more »
05:00
NeatDesk for Mac makes it easier to go paperless

The NeatDesk isn’t a new product, but it’s a convenient one for going paperless. The Sellers household isn’t completely paperless, but we’re getting there.

The NeatDesk is a $399.95 desktop scanner and digital filing system developed by The Neat Company. It combines Neat’s ADF (Automatic Document Feeder) scanner and the company’s NeatWorks for Mac software, which identifies and extracts the information from receipts, business cards, and documents through OCR and parsing technology. 

The paper input tray allows you to insert up to 10 receipts, 10 business cards and 10 full-size documents, and scan them all in a single batch. Or you can remove the tray to scan up to 50 letter-size pages at once. You can even perform double-sided scanning in a single pass. 

Images can be saved in JPEG, PDF and other popular formats. Data can be sent to the Mac OS X Address...

| Read more »
04:59
PFAssistive Framework revved to version 3.6.2

PFiddlesoft has released version 3.6.2 of PFAssistive Framework. The frameworks help developers write assistive Mac applications for persons with disabilities using Apple's Accessibility and Quartz Event Taps APIs [application programming interfaces] on OS X. Version 3.6.2 offers bug fixes.
read more

| Read more »
04:52
Kool Tools: SoundSoap 5.0 for Mac OS X

Soundness’ SoundSoap 5.0, an update to their award-winning audio noise reduction software for Mac OS X and Windows, introduces new technology that finds and removes background noises automatically by analyzing the media file.
read more

| Read more »
04:39
Apple manufacturer Foxconn bids $5.3 billion to...


iPhone manufacturer Foxconn has posted a $5.3 billion bid to buy Sharp, the Japanese display manufacturer who has faced financial difficulties in recent years. iPhone displays are currently manufactured by Sharp, Samsung and LG and assembled at Foxconn’s plant. A successful Sharp purchase puts Foxconn in the position to make iPhone display components, going beyond assembly.

Another possibility is that Foxconn will start producing its own branded electronics products, although competition with Apple is unlikely given their relationship. Foxconn is certainly being aggressive with its offer.
Foxconn has promised to retain current Sharp management, in an effort to woo skeptics of foreign takeover....

| Read more »
04:30
How to change a passcode on an iOS device

Yesterday we looked at how to create and use a passcode on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. But what if you decide you don’t like the passcode you implemented and want to change it? No problem. It’s easy.

To change your passcode or passcode settings, go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode. On devices without Touch ID, go to Settings > Passcode. You'll find several settings and options:

  • Turn Passcode Off.
  • Change your passcode. Enter a new, six-digit passcode. Or tap Passcode Options to switch to a four-digit numeric code, a custom numeric code, or a custom alphanumeric code.
  • Require Passcode—Immediately: By default, as soon as you lock your screen, you'll need to enter your passcode to unlock it. If you don't want to need your passcode immediately, change this setting.
  • Allow Access When Locked: Allow access to some features when...
| Read more »
04:27
Apple Revisits and Advances their Invention Relating...

Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that generally relates to electronic devices, and more particularly to advancing gyroscopes in electronic devices. Still more particularly, the present invention relates to ... gaming ...

| Read more »
04:25
IDC: Cloud IT infrastructure spending to grow 23% in...

According to the IDC research group (www.idc.com), vendor revenue from sales of infrastructure products (server, storage, and Ethernet switch) for cloud IT, including public and private cloud, grew by 23.0% year over year to $7.6 billion in the third quarter of 2015 (3Q15).
read more

| Read more »
04:14
Apple hits new iPhone sales record in India as it...


According to data from Counterpoint Research, iPhone sales in India are booming. Apple reportedly shipped 800,000 units in the December quarter to the country, up from 500,000 a year ago. Apple has been aggressively promoting their phones with substantial discounts to sustain sales, given high prices for iPhone 6s in India (via Economic Times).
Even with price cuts, that 800,000 number is composed of older iPhone models too. The report indicates that iPhone 5s was responsible for 30% of the sales numbers. About half of the 800k number are made up of...

| Read more »
04:00
We want our Apple Web TV because live TV viewing...

I don’t want Apple to rush its (rumored) television streaming service (which I’ve dubbed Apple Web TV), but it will certainly be an important asset for our favorite tech company. Despite the proliferation of new technologies, such as smartphones, smart TVs, tablets and subscription video on-demand (SVOD), live TV viewing still rules.

Nielsen — a company that provides media and advertising clients with total audience measurement services for all devices on which content (video, audio and text) is consumed — has released its fourth-quarter 2015 Local Watch Report.

The Local Watch Report analyzes local TV viewing habits and the degree to which the proliferation of new technologies, such as smartphones, smart TVs, tablets and SVOD, influence different markets. The latest data shows that live TV remains the primary medium to consume video. Americans spend four hours and seven minutes per day watching live TV and...

| Read more »
03:51
Is this the iPhone 6c? Video purportedly shows new 4...


Apple is currently expected to hold an event in March to announce a slew of new products, notably including a new addition to the iPhone lineup. The 4-inch iPhone is expected to be released by April, and MIC Gadget claims to have a hands-on with new unreleased iPhone straight from the Foxconn factory. Boring yet unsurprising, the purported new iPhone looks just like an...

| Read more »
03:08
The Apple Watch 'Raise Gesture' Invention...

Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a series of four patent applications from Apple that reveal the interworkings of the original Apple Watch invention that relates to their 'raise gesture.'

| Read more »
01:53
Apple to Open New Canadian Office in Automotive...

It was reported late yesterday that Apple has established a presence in Ottawa, Canada. Sources say they believe that a 22,100-square-foot suite located at 411 Legget Drive in the Kanata Research Park will be devoted to an Apple research ...

| Read more »
00:32
Apple to reportedly open R&D center in backyard...

A report on Wednesday claims Apple recently leased office space in Kanata, a suburb of Ottawa, Canada that BlackBerry's QNX Software Systems arm calls home, suggesting the iPhone maker might be looking to develop automotive software in the region.

| Read more »

Wednesday January 20

16:00
The Week in iOS Accessories: Rugged stuff

Rugged stuffThis week’s roundup includes several devices made to withstand harsh conditions and the occasional drop. Read on!BiteMyAppleThe $40 Night Cable is 10 feet of syncing and charging—but its most notable feature is the weighted knot at the end, making it easy to anchor your cable to a flat surface and know it won’t go sliding out of sight.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

| Read more »
23:59
CornerTube for iPad lets you quickly watch picture-...

With iOS 9 being out for nearly five months now, you would’ve expected all the top video apps to already be including picture-in-picture for the iPad. Unfortunately that doesn’t seem to be the case with YouTube and a few others. If you’re feeling the hurt from not being able to catch up on your favorite YouTuber’s latest videos while multitasking around your iPad, then check out CornerTube, a new YouTube utility app focused on PIP. CornerTube lets users quickly jump into videos on YouTube, all the while enabling that missing PIP feature. It gets even better once you start utilizing the included Today widget in Notification Center and Action extension in other apps.

With no...

| Read more »
23:37
Apple to Open iOS App Development Centers, Starting...

Apple has announced that it will be opening its first iOS app development center in Europe at a partner institution in Naples, Italy. Apple expects to expand this program to other countries around the world in the future.

The center will provide a specialized curriculum for students to learn practical skills and training on developing iOS apps, and Apple will work with partners around Italy who train developers to create additional opportunities for students.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company's ecosystem now supports 1.4 million jobs in Europe, including 1.2 million jobs attribute to the app economy. In Italy, specifically, Apple said over 75,000 jobs are linked to the App Store.“Europe is home to some of the most creative developers in the world and we’re thrilled to be helping the next generation of entrepreneurs in Italy get the...

| Read more »
23:21
Apple to open first iOS App Development Center in...

Apple on Thursday announced plans to open its first iOS App Development Center in Naples, Italy, to provide developers in Europe the practical skills and training they need to contribute to a growing app ecosystem.

| Read more »
23:15
Apple announces first iOS App Development Center...

Apple this morning has announced its first iOS App Development Center for Europe. The facility will be located in Naples, Italy and offer a place for students to learn  who to develop iOS apps. The App Development Center will feature on-site teachers and a curriculum to facilitate a strong and diverse development community.

In a press release, the company said that it hopes the App Development Center will create even more jobs in the iOS community, which has already created more than 1.2 million jobs in Europe alone. In Italy, there are already 75,000 jobs attributable to the App Store. European developers have earned more than €10.2 billion from selling their apps on the App Store. Apple plans to partner with other development communities in Italy to build upon its own curriculum and ensure that the most students as...

| Read more »
07:00
Hands-On: How Intel Authenticate will replace the...

Intel has quietly built what it calls Authenticate technology into its Skylake with vPro chips for businesses, combining multiple means of authentication for greater security.

| Read more »
09:15
ESPN president says Apple is 'frustrated'...

Sports programming is crucial to the success of any mainstream TV service, and ESPN is at the core of that lineup. Apple is reportedly struggling to persuade networks to sign up for its long-rumored streaming TV package, but ESPN President John Skipper says he’s open to working with Cupertino.“They are creating a significantly advantageous operating system and a great television experience and that television experience is fabulous for sports,” Skipper told the Wall Street Journal this week. “We are big proponents of believing it would be a fabulous place to sell some subscriptions. We have ongoing conversations. They have been frustrated by their ability to construct something which works for them with programmers. We continue to try to work with them.”...

| Read more »
10:00
Podcast 491: Make A-Mac-ica great again

With Susie on assignment in Florida, Leah Yamshon (Macworld’s associate managing editor) joins Glenn Fleishman to discuss Donald Trump’s fiat economy plan to make Apple produce its hardware in America, the New York Senate’s desire to criminalize a lack of back doors in smartphones, and the return (or continued existence) of Gatekeeper exploits.Leah and Glenn also talk about VLC, a universal format player, for Apple TV; their continued irritation at some Apple TV features; and Netflix’s plan to block more subscribers outside the U.S. who aren’t using their new 190-nation plan.We also decided on a future episode topic. Keep your ideas coming, too!To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

| Read more »
12:01
Who's going to benefit from the tech revolution?

Top tech CEOs spoke about how they think the world will benefit from the coming tech revolution at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Wednesday.

| Read more »
12:20
Apple Watch Hermès on sale in 10 different styles,...

Starting Friday, you can go out and order an Apple Watch Hermès from the Apple Store online, but you might want to bring your French dictionary.First announced in September 2015 during Apple’s big iPhone 6s event, the Apple Watch Hermès collection was originally only available to purchase in select Apple Stores and Hermès store locations in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Toronto, as well as in several cities in Europe and Asia. However, it will now be available to purchase through the Hermès and Apple online stores, as reported by Fashionista and The Verge....

| Read more »
21:45
Apple's Siri voice recognition technology...

Dot 23 Technologies, a non-practicing entity located in Texas, is looking to take Apple to trial for implementing Siri into the iPhone platform, alleging the virtual assistant's voice dialing and geolocation capabilities infringe upon three patents.

| Read more »
19:04
iOS App Store brings in 75% more revenue than Play...

According to a new report out of app analytics company App Annie, Apple’s trend of bringing in more revenue via its App Store than Google does via the Play Store continued in 2015. Google, however, continued to see far more app downloads than Apple…

The report claims that Google saw twice as many apps downloaded from the Play Store as Apple saw downloaded from the App Store. This, however, is reversed when it comes to earnings from each respective app store. The iOS App Store now earns 75 percent more revenue than the Google Play Store. This is an increase over the 70 percent difference recorded during 2014.
App Annie tracks data from “more than 1 million apps,” including 94 of the top 100 app publishers across both platforms. For iOS, however,...

| Read more »
18:52
Apple website suggests Night Shift to gain Control...

Apple might be looking to make Night Shift an integral and easily accessible part of iOS, as an official screenshot posted to the company's website shows Control Center implementation on an iPad Air 2.

| Read more »
18:12
Apple Canada's iOS 9.3 Preview Page Hints at...

With the iOS 9.3 beta, Apple introduced a new feature called Night Shift. It's designed to cut down the amount of blue light an iOS device puts out in the evening, as Apple noted that studies have shown that blue light can negatively impact sleep by altering the body's circadian rhythm. Today, reddit user nickjosephson spotted a Night Shift toggle in Control Center on Apple Canada's iOS 9.3 preview page.

The Night Shift toggle sits next to the brightness slider in Control Center with two options available: "Turn On For Now" and "Turn On Until Tomorrow." While the toggle is shown on an iPad Air, it's likely the new feature works on iPhones as well, though it's unclear where the toggle would fit on the iPhone's smaller Control Center.

... | Read more »
17:54
Apple updates Logic Pro X, MainStage 3 pro apps with...

Following Apple's consumer oriented music app updates on Wednesday, the company pushed out new versions of its professional audio software Logic Pro X and Mainstage 3, each bringing numerous feature additions and performance improvements.

| Read more »
17:29
Hands-On With Apple's New Music Memos iOS App...

Since the launch of Apple Music and its included Apple Music Connect social platform, Apple has been focusing efforts on its music creation tools, as evidenced by today's surprise release of a brand new iOS app called Music Memos and a significant update to the iOS version of GarageBand.

Available for free, Music Memos is designed to allow musicians and songwriters to record, analyze, and manipulate high-quality uncompressed audio directly on an iPhone or iPad. Music Memos is accompanied by an update to GarageBand that introduces some fun new tools for musicians and average iPhone owners alike. We went hands-on with Music Memos and the revamped GarageBand to give MacRumors a closer look at what the apps are capable of.

Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.

Music Memos...

| Read more »
17:27
Apple’s iOS 9.3 preview page hints at possible...

With the introduction of the first beta of iOS 9.3, Apple introduced a new feature called Night Shift that adjusts the color temperature of your device’s display at night as to make it easier to fall asleep. One qualm many have had with the feature, however, is that you have to go into the Settings app to turn it on and off. Apple’s iOS 9.3 Canadian preview page, however, hints that it make become easier to enable the feature with future iOS 9.3 updates…

If you head to the iOS 9.3 preview page on Apple Canada’s website, you can see that there’s an option...

| Read more »
17:14
Apple patches iOS captive portal bug that let...

An iOS bug that allowed malicious agents to impersonate end users' identities by granting read/write access to website cookies was fixed with the release of iOS 9.2.1 on Tuesday, some two and a half years after it was first reported to Apple.

| Read more »
16:34
Apple Engineers may be working on Delivering Next-...

Imagine using your car headlights to transmit data ... or surfing the web safely on a plane, tethered only by a line of sight. Inventor Harald Haas has been working on this for some time now.

| Read more »
16:08
Apple updates Logic Pro X & MainStage 3 Mac apps...

Following its onslaught of music updates this morning, Apple this evening has rolled out updates to two more of its Mac audio apps. First is Logic Pro X, which has been bumped to version 10.2.1 with this evening’s update. Next is MainStage 3, which is now at version 3.2.3 thanks to its most recent update. Both apps have received a handful of new features, under-the-hood changes, and performance improvements with their respective updates.

Logic Pro X now supports a new multithreading threading feature that significantly improves performance when processing multiple live channels. Previewing Apple Loops and performing region edits is also much quicker. 30 plug-ins have also been updated and redesigned to support Retina displays and improve usability. There are a variety of other performance and usability enhancements, as...

| Read more »
16:00
Why Apple Assembles in China

Arik Hesseldahl, writing for Recode on Donald Trump’s “we’re gonna get Apple to start building their damn computers and things in this country, instead of in other countries” campaign promise:

Any honest presidential candidate regardless of party should say
clearly and indeed proudly that America doesn’t want these jobs to
come back. Final assembly jobs are low-skilled, low-paying
occupations; no American would wish to support a family on what
the jobs would pay. Workers at China’s Foxconn, which
manufacturers the iPhone, make about $402 per month after three
months of on-the-job probation. Even at the lowest minimum wage in
the U.S. — $5.15 an hour in Wyoming — American workers can’t
beat that.

It’s not that simple. These jobs are certainly menial, but they’re not low-skill....

| Read more »
15:53
Child Laborers Mine for Cobalt Used in Tech Gadgets


Amnesty International and African Resources Watch have issued a report alleging that the supply chains of major electronics companies -- including Apple, Sony and Samsung -- included cobalt mined by child laborers in Africa. The companies have failed to make basic checks to halt the practice, the report claims. The report traces the harvesting and sale of cobalt in the poverty-stricken Democratic Republic of Congo -- where children as young as seven work the mines -- for use in lithium-ion batteries that power smartphones and electric cars.

| Read more »
15:52
DARPA wants to build wetware so we can mind control...

Hot damn, our Ghost in the Shell future is getting closer by the day. DARPA announced on Tuesday that it is interested in developing wetware -- implantable brain-machine interfaces (BMI) that will allow their users to control computers with their tho...

| Read more »
15:29
New App Annie Report shows that Apple's App...

A new App Annie report notes that "Worldwide iOS revenue surged in part due to incredible gains in China, the United States and Japan ...

| Read more »
15:15
iOS cookie theft bug allowed hackers to impersonate...


Apple has squashed a bug in its iOS operating system that made it possible for hackers to impersonate end users who connect to websites that use unencrypted authentication cookies.
The vulnerability was the result of a cookie store iOS shared between the Safari browser and a separate embedded browser used to negotiate "captive portals" that are displayed by many Wi-Fi networks when a user is first joining. Captive portals generally require people to authenticate themselves or agree to terms of service before they can gain access to the network.
According to a blog post published by Israeli security firm Skycure, the shared resource made it possible for hackers to create a booby-trapped captive portal and associate it with a Wi-Fi network. When someone with a vulnerable iPhone or iPad connected, it could steal virtually any HTTP cookie stored on the device...

| Read more »
15:15
AWT News Update: January 20, 2016

Image via collectingtoys.blogspot.com

At the top of a short and sweet AWT News Update today:

  • More CarPlay-compatible cars and trucks are announced from three manufacturers
  • There's an Android kernel flaw that isn't like to be fixed on over 66% of Android devices - time to switch to iOS, folks!

Text version of the podcast is below, and video can be viewed here if you're a masochist.

Subscribe to the Podcast
Text Version

Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is a short and sweet AWT News Update for January 20, 2016....

| Read more »
15:04
Nielsen adds Facebook to its social television...

Since 2013, Nielsen leverages Twitter chatter to gauge how popular a television show is on the web. Starting in a few months, those social ratings will include Facebook. Neilsen's new Social Content Ratings will replace its Twitter TV Ratings to trac...

| Read more »
14:53
Apple profiles Adele producer Greg Kurstin to...

Persisting with the day's music theme, Apple on Wednesday posted a new promotional profile on its website for Logic Pro X, concentrating on Adele producer Greg Kurstin.

| Read more »
14:51
Apple increases iOS App Store revenue lead, now...

Despite a huge jump in Android app downloads from Google Play fueled by the company's expansion into developing markets, Apple's iOS App Store continues to bring in more money and has actually increased its lead in profitability over Android's official store.

| Read more »
14:40
Top Tech Companies Take their Battle over Encryption...

A new report this afternoon states that tensions are now rising between governments and big U.S. technology companies over widening surveillance demands, part of a broader debate over how to reconcile online privacy with the fight against terrorism. The battle resurfaced today at the World Economic Forum ....

| Read more »
14:36
Learn absolutely nothing from watching T-Pain use...

Is this really one of Apple’s official spokespeople for GarageBand? That’s what The Verge says in this T-Painful tutorial that teaches us next to nothing about today’s Garageband update. An update that by the way actually introduces some interesting new features for users of the audio production suite Apple bundles with its iOS devices and Macs.
T-Pain says he’s using GarageBand for his latest recordings, which is notable considering the app is known as an amateur version of Apple’s professional Logic Pro audio suite....

| Read more »
14:31
Oculus founder must face lawsuit over use of...

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey isn't going to escape that lawsuit over the alleged misuse of confidential data. A judge has ruled that Luckey has to face the core claim, which accuses him of breaching a contract with his former employer (Total Recall T...

| Read more »
14:13
Apple rolls out Logic Pro X 10.2.1

Apple has updated Logic Pro X — its Mac OS X software for professional songwriting, editing, and mixing — to version 10.2.1. According to Apple, the upgrade contains bug fixes and enhancements including:


  • New multi-threading feature improves performance when processing multiple live channels;
  • Faster playback responsiveness when previewing Apple Loops and performing region edits;
  • Flex Pitch editing can be performed within the Tracks area using a Piano Roll interface;
  • A collection of 30 plug-ins have been redesigned to add Retina support and improve usability;
  • Numerous improvements to Alchemy including Apple Loops support and 11 new spectral effects
  • Improved reliability when downloading additional content;
  • Additional content can be downloaded directly from the Sound Library and Apple Loops browsers;
  • Drum Machine...
| Read more »
14:10
Take your teamwork to the next level anywhere,...

Join us for a Microsoft Immersion Experience session from the comfort of your own office. An immersion experience is a facilitated, hands-on session to “experience the possible” by test-driving Microsoft solutions through simulated everyday business scenarios.
We send you a link to connect your own device to a remote desktop loaded with our latest and greatest technology so you can experience first-hand how Microsoft tools can solve your biggest challenges. These interactive, hands-on, 90-minute sessions are guided by a skilled facilitator and customized to your interests.
Each session is only open to 20 participants—so reserve your seat now. Sessions fill quickly. If you would like to receive advanced notification of upcoming sessions, please email cieon@microsoft.com.
Interactive online sessions help you discover and explore

  • Keep information secure while being productive—Make it easier to...
| Read more »
14:10
Scientists tie quantum materials into infinite knots

As if quantum physics isn't knotty enough, scientists have now figured how to tie quantum materials into literal knots. A team from Finland's Aalto University, in collaboration with Amherst College, made a very fancy sailor's hitch with a quantum gas...

| Read more »
14:08
Logic Pro X updated to version 10.2.1

Apple has updated Logic Pro X, its pro level music software for Mac OS X, to version 10.2.1. According to Apple, the upgrade contains fixes and enhancements including:
° New multi-threading feature improves performance when processing multiple live channels;
° Faster playback responsiveness when previewing Apple Loops and performing region edits;
° Flex Pitch editing can be performed within the Tracks area using a Piano Roll interface;
° A collection of 30 plug-ins have been redesigned to add Retina support and improve usability;
read more

| Read more »
13:55
Kickstarter explains why the Zano drone project went...

If you were left wondering how the team behind the Zano mini drone could raise so much crowdfunding cash only to crash and burn within the space of a year, you're not alone. Kickstarter commissioned journalist Mark Harris to find out what went wrong,...

| Read more »
13:51
Notable apps and app updates for Jan. 20, 2016

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks for Mac OS X and iOS.

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

BestiPhoneCleaner has introduced iPhone Cleaner for Mac, an utility designed specifically to keep iOS devices clean. Smartphones can store different unnecessary data, such as cookies and remnants of applications. 

This is where iPhone Cleaner for Mac comes in. It’s free, and can be downloaded from BestiPhoneCleaner online.

AppleMacSoft has announced DRM Converter 4.9.1 for Mac OS X. It’s an update of the software designed to help users legally remove DRM from protected M4P, M4B, AAC, AA, AAX, and more DRM-protected music...

| Read more »
13:30
Eight top-secret aircraft that definitely aren'...

Since its establishment in 1955, the Groom Lake airfield at Edwards Air Force Base—better known as Area 51—has hosted the development of some of the most exotic and advanced aircraft the world has ever seen. These so-called black projects...

| Read more »
13:27
6 Ways To Cloud Nirvana Article On IT Business Edge

I have another article up on the world webs. This one is on cloud use in small businesses, with IT Business Edge. Check it out at http://www.itbusinessedge.com/slideshows/6-ways-small-businesses-can-master-the-cloud-in-2016-08.html.

| Read more »
13:15
Samson Meteor M2 Speaker System brings retro chic...

We review a lot of wireless speakers here at Apple World Today, so today's going to be something a bit different. The Samson Meteor M2 Speaker System (US$72.95 via Amazon, affiliate link) is a wired system that delivers loud and clear sound when connected to your Mac or any other sound source.

Design

The look of the Meteor M2 speakers can only be described as "retro chic", as the speakers have that "grilled" look of old microphones. The speakers are a matched stereo set, each with a 2.5 inch driver and a rear-ported passive radiator. An included 3.5mm male to male cable connects the right speaker to the headphone port on your device (Mac or iOS), while another cable connects the right and left speakers. An AC adapter "brick" is included to power the speakers.

The right speaker has a blue LED on the front of it to let you know when the speaker power has been turned...

| Read more »
13:13
The world's largest prime number has 22 million...

A computer at the University of Central Missouri has calculated the world's largest prime number, coming in at 22,338,618 digits and surpassing the previous record by nearly 5 million digits. Prime numbers are an important component in computer encry...

| Read more »
13:07
Apple updates Logic Remote with new iPhone and iPad...

Continuing a string of music-related updates, Apple on Wednesday released a new version of Logic Remote, upgrading the app with support for the iPhone and the iPad Pro.

| Read more »
13:00
New Chegg/USA Today Student Poll Numbers Give...

It's generally understood that Apple's future rests in making sure its premium-priced products keep, or regain, their status as a must-have purchase for a younger generation in the U.S. and internationally. It's equally understood that Apple's iPhone ...

| Read more »
12:48
Werner Herzog AI documentary to debut at Sundance

During this week's Sundance Film Festival, legendary director Werner Herzog will debut new work produced by cybersecurity company Netscout. Herzog's latest is a documentary on artificial intelligence and robots titled Lo and Behold: Reveries of the C...

| Read more »
12:36
SpaceX Finds Silver Lining in Failed Sea Landing


SpaceX this week failed in its third attempt to land a rocket on an ocean platform. The company has landed a reusable rocket on land successfully, but it has stepped up its efforts to land at sea. The latest attempt, though not successful, was a step forward, SpaceX said. It began at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The Falcon 9 rocket was supposed to deliver its payload, its primary objective, and then land on a drone ship out in the Pacific Ocean. The rocket stuck the landing, but it touched down too hard and broke a leg.

| Read more »
11:58
Music Memos for iOS: Recording, Editing, Tuning,...

Apple today released Music Memos, an all-new iPhone and iPad app that is essentially an enhanced version of the stock Voice Memos app for songwriters.

Music Memos is designed for musicians and songwriters to quickly and easily capture their impromptu song ideas on the fly, whenever inspiration strikes.

The app has a simple user interface at first glance, with nothing but a small recording button, but tucked away behind tiny icons are several useful features.

Recording

To begin recording, simply open the Music Memos app and tap on the blue circle button. The user interface will turn red while recording. Alternatively, you can tap on the "Auto" label in the top-left corner and the app will automatically start and stop the recording based on your voice.

As you are recording, the circle will pulsate to your voice, or musical instruments, and there is a...

| Read more »
11:53
Worldwide iOS revenue surges in 2015

Worldwide iOS revenue surged in 2015 due, in part, to “incredible gains” in China, the U.S. and Japan. China was among the most important contributors as iOS downloads grew 20% from the fourth quarter of 2014 to the fourth quarter of 2015 and revenue doubled year over year, according to new data from App Annie. 

Google Play made impressive download share gains in the US, as its share of iOS and Google Play downloads combined surpassed the iOS App Store in 2015, according to the research group that measures the app economy. Google Play’s worldwide downloads continued to widen to nearly 100% over iOS during 2015, according to App Annie.

Wearables (such as the Apple Watch) and TV (such as the Apple TV) emerged as key platforms for apps, presenting new opportunities for publishers. “This will be a space to watch in the coming years,” says App...

| Read more »
11:42
Another new kernel flaw that Google won't fix...

A new kernel privilege escalation flaw discovered in the Linux kernel requires server operators to install a patch, but is not going to be fixed for the majority of Android users. After record numbers switched to iOS last quarter, Google's inability to update its user base is inciting switchers to move to iPhones even faster.

| Read more »
11:19
U.S. Bank adds Apple Pay to its FlexPerks American...

Apple Pay is now available to customers who use U.S. Bank FlexPerks American Express Cards.
“Enabling Apple Pay for our U.S. Bank FlexPerks American Express Cardmembers continues our efforts to give customers choices in how they manage payments, as well as providing them an easy, secure and private way to pay,” said Cliff Cook, senior vice president for the U.S. Bank retail credit-card division.
read more

| Read more »
11:18
UBS sees record 75M holiday iPhone sales driven by...

Investment firm UBS believes Apple sold a record number of iPhones during the just-concluded December quarter, but that fewer customers opted for Apple's high-end models when compared to a year prior, based on new market research.

| Read more »
11:00
Happy Hour Podcast 050 | New OS X + iOS versions,...


This week Zac and Benjamin talk about the new versions of iOS and OS X along with some changes for iAds and iTunes Radio plus how Beats 1 can be improved. The Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and through our dedicated RSS feed.


New episodes of Happy Hour are available every Wednesday. As mentioned, you can download this podcast via iTunes or plug in our RSS feed link into your...

| Read more »
10:59
New York City gains public gigabit Wi-Fi through...

A long-awaited public Wi-Fi initiative, LinkNYC, is now officially live in New York City, providing people within range of the kiosks with free Internet access as well as ports for charging phones and tablets.

| Read more »
10:20
T-Pain demos GarageBand for iOS updates while...

Despite persistent rumors that the Apple Watch isn't performing as well as expected, the wearable doesn't seem to have lost its cultural cachet as it continues to appear on famous wrists -- including GarageBand ambassador and autotune enthusiast T-Pain.

| Read more »
10:19
Logic Remote adds iPad Pro and iPhone support

In addition to releasing a new Music Memos app and an updated GarageBand, Apple has upgraded its Logic Remote app to version 1.3 adding iPad Pro and iPhone support.

Available at the Apple App Store, Logic Remote is a companion app for Logic Pro X on the Mac. It provides a way to extend the power of Logic by using your iPhone or iPad. 

Designed to take advantage of Multi-Touch, Logic Remote offers ways to record, mix and even perform instruments in Logic Pro X. It’s a free download and requires iOS 9.1 or later. 

| Read more »
10:16
iPad Pro and iPhone support added to Logic Remote

Apple has upgraded its Logic Remote app to version 1.3 adding iPad Pro and iPhone support.
Available at the Apple App Store (http://tinyurl.com/hcqjgtu), Logic Remote is a companion app for Logic Pro X on the Mac. It provides a way to extend the power of Logic by using your iPhone or iPad.
Designed to take advantage of Multi-Touch, Logic Remote offers ways to record, mix and even perform instruments in Logic Pro X. It’s a free download and requires iOS 9.1 or later.

| Read more »
03:00
Katy Perry Pop hits a dull note with its celebrity...

Free-to-play games often look appealing, but it’s difficult to know at a glance whether the business model is insidious and fun ruining, or reasonable and worth pumping a few bucks into. With Freemium Field Test, we’ll take a recent free-to-play iOS game, put it through its paces, and let you know if it’s really worth your time (and money).Kim Kardashian: Hollywood made Glu Games (and Kim Kardashian, of course) a boatload of money, so it’s little surprise to see the developer turn that celebrity-centric template towards another huge star. And this time around, in Katy Perry Pop, it’s a different kind of entertainment industry that you’ll try to infiltrate and dominate....

| Read more »
06:45
Apple plans to set up stores in India

Apple has applied to the Indian government for permission to set up a wholly-owned store operated by the company, taking advantage of changing rules for retail in India.
The bid by Apple to set up a direct retail presence in India coincides with the company's move to strengthen its presence in a key market that is still seeing high growth in the smartphone market. The company's phones are currently sold through third-party retailers.
Indian rules currently allow 100 percent foreign ownership in "single-brand" retail stores if they source 30 percent of their products locally. But the government recently said it would consider on a case-to-case basis applications that do not meet the local sourcing requirement.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

| Read more »
07:00
Intel Authenticate Hands-On

Intel has quietly built what it calls Authenticate technology into its Skylake with vPro chips for businesses, combining multiple means of authentication for greater security.

| Read more »
08:05
Apple video demo of GarageBand 2.1 (iOS) Live Loops

Live Loops features a large grid and users tap cells and columns to play looped instruments and samples.

| Read more »
08:05
Apple’s new Music Memos iOS app is for songwriters...

Apple on Wednesday unveiled Music Memos, a free iOS app for anyone who is interested in creating music. Like iOS’s Voice Memos app, the new Music Memos app uses the iPhone’s built-in microphone to record audio, but Music Memos records in a high-quality, uncompressed format.
Once you have your audio recorded, you can name, tag, and rate your clip. According to a statement released by Apple, Music Memos “can analyze rhythm and chords of acoustic guitar and piano recordings, and instantly add drums and a bass line to provide a virtual, customizable backing band that plays along to match the feel of your song.” Songwriters will appreciate Music Memos’ ability to provide basic notation that displays the chords that were played.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

| Read more »
08:05
New GarageBand 2.1 for iOS update includes Live...

Music makers have some new tools for iOS. In addition to the new Music Memos app, Apple has released GarageBand 2.1 for iOS.
The newest feature in GarageBand 2.1 is Live Loops, which Apple said is “inspired by DJ hardware controllers and drum machines.” Live Loops features a large grid and users tap cells and columns to play looped instruments and samples. As the name implies, Live Loops can be played, arranged and remixed live, and GarageBand can automatically keep the beats in sync.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

| Read more »
08:14
How to save on mobile plans: Your guide to 17 no-...

Forget everything you thought you knew about buying a mobile phone. In just the past year, we've seen more changes to the industry than there are numbers on the dial-pad. The Big Four carriers (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless) have all but abandoned their old business models. Major phone makers like Google, Motorola and even Apple will now sell you their phones unlocked and contract-free. And don't forget the disruptors: The companies offering cheap (or even free) service and feature-packed (but affordable) phones.For you, this is very good news: It means more options, fewer limitations and, best of all, lower prices. Whereas once you had no choice but to buy a subsidized phone from a major carrier, then pay a hefty fee every month for two full years, now you can choose from a variety of inexpensive handsets, get service from a smaller carrier -- a mobile virtual network operator, or MVNO -- and enjoy contract-free service at significantly lower rates....

| Read more »
09:56
Lesser-Known 3D Touch Features: Peek and Pop Safari...

The launch of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus brought a new range of gestures to the iPhone, introducing 3D Touch. 3D Touch adds a pressure dimension to the traditional multi-touch controls on iOS devices to enable Peek and Pop, Quick Actions, pressure-sensitive drawing, and more.

Because 3D Touch is an entirely new feature, it can be difficult to adjust to all of the available gestures and to find the hidden things that can be done with it. In the video below, we've rounded up some of the neatest 3D Touch abilities including a Peek gesture to view all Safari tabs, useful third-party Quick Actions, and cursor control.

Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.

3D Touch is limited to the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus at the current time, but there have been rumors suggesting Apple is...

| Read more »
09:50
Apple releases, updates music apps for iOS devices

Apple has announced a new addition and a major update to its family of music-making apps for iOS to let folks tap into their musical potential and create incredible music no matter where they are.
An all-new app called Music Memos lets musicians and songwriters capture, organize and develop their musical ideas right on their iPhone. And a major update to GarageBand for iOS introduces multiple new features, including Live Loops, a fun way for anyone to make music like a DJ using only their iPhone or iPad.
read more

| Read more »
09:41
iOS 9.2.1 makes speed boosts for users with Apple...

The iOS 9.2.1 update can potentially make iOS 9 a smoother experience for people with older iPhones, according to a new series of YouTube videos featuring side-by-side comparisons with devices running iOS 8.4.1.

| Read more »
09:00
SharePoint Server 2016 and Project Server 2016...

Building on our announcement of SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 in November, we’re pleased to announce the availability of SharePoint Server 2016 Release Candidate (RC). SharePoint Server 2016 RC is mostly feature complete and represents an important milestone for customers and partners looking to deploy and evaluate SharePoint Server 2016 before general availability in Spring 2016.
Over 5,000 customers have downloaded the SharePoint Server 2016 previews to date, which, through customer feedback, has resulted in a high-quality Release Candidate.
SharePoint Server 2016 is our most reliable, scalable, secure and high-performant server release ever. With built-in Hybrid Cloud capabilities, it is the premier choice for organizations who are looking to take advantage of the latest innovations in Microsoft Cloud offerings while also...

| Read more »
09:00
9to5Toys Lunch Break: iPad Pro $700, 1Password for...

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications.
TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Apple’s biggest tablet is now on sale: iPad Pro 32GB Wi-Fi...

| Read more »
08:57
Apple updates Logic Remote with iPad Pro...

Apple’s hooking up music creators on iOS with lots of new software updates and features today. In addition to releasing a new Music Memos app and enhancing GarageBand for iPad Pro and iPhone 6s, Apple’s Logic Remote app which works with both GarageBand, Logic Pro X, and MainStage on the Mac has been updated with full iPad Pro support and an iPhone version for the first time.

Logic Remote is a companion app for Apple’s audio programs on OS X that lets you use multi-touch on the iPad and now the iPhone to control the desktop apps. Previously only available on the iPad, version 1.3 includes an iPhone version for the first time, but note that the...

| Read more »
08:51
Apple Launches 'Music Memos' App, Releases...

Apple today announced it has released a free iOS app called Music Memos that enables musicians and songwriters to record and analyze high-quality, uncompressed audio using the iPhone's built-in microphone, or an external microphone. The app is currently rolling out on the App Store worldwide.

Music Memos displays a small recording button when first opened, along with a waveform at the bottom of the screen while recording. The app can analyze rhythm and chords of acoustic guitar and piano recordings, and instantly add drums and a bass line to provide a virtual, customizable backing band.Music Memos automatically analyzes the basic arrangement and suggests chords you played for each track. Then you can hear how your music sounds with a realistic virtual drummer and bass...

| Read more »
08:35
Apple releases GarageBand 2.1, Music Memos for iOS

In a rather unexpected move -- at least for this blogger -- Apple today released a new music app and an update to GarageBand for iOS. The new app is called Music Memos (free) and it's used for recording music ideas, while the GarageBand update brings the music-making app up to version 2.1.

First, GarageBand 2.1. The new iOS app has introduced the drummer feature that's in GarageBand and Logic for Mac, and adds a really cool feature called Live Loops. Think about DJ hardware controllers and drum machines, and that's what you have with Live Loops. To create music, you can just tap on cells or play a column of cells in a grid. GarageBand keeps everything in perfect pitch and tempo, and you can add loops by just tapping a cell and selecting one. Apple outdid itself with loops, adding 1,200 new ones...

| Read more »
08:26
Jony Ive reflects on a decade of Bono’s Product RED...

Apple turns its store logo red every year for World AIDS Day
Bono’s Product RED campaign to fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa has partnered with Apple for so long that you could easily mistake it as an Apple-created initiative, and this year the effort turns 10 years old with more than $350 million raised according to the Financial Times. In marking the decade-long effort to raise awareness and eliminate the virus/disease, FT highlighted Apple’s roots in the campaign:
The late Steve Jobs was involved with Red, designing and selling a Red-branded iPod. Apple has maintained its connection since Jobs’ death in 2011. Two years ago, Sir Jonathan Ive, Apple’s chief design officer, and his colleague Marc Newson, ran an auction of specially designed products, including a...

| Read more »
08:19
Apple releases new Music Memos app for capturing and...

Apple on Wednesday unveiled a surprise addition to its iOS lineup with a new Music Memos app, designed specifically to help musicians and songwriters craft new musical ideas on the go.

| Read more »
08:14
Apple updates GarageBand for iOS with Live Loops,...

Apple on Wednesday launched GarageBand 2.1 for iOS, introducing a new feature called Live Loops which aims to make it easy for anyone to create music like a live DJ, and also adding hardware-specific support for the iPad Pro and 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.

| Read more »
08:14
Tech's Big 5 -- Here to Stay?

schwit1 tips a piece at the NY Times about the most entrenched companies in consumer technology: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft. The article makes the case that these five have a such a strong grip on the modern tech industry that they're destined to stick around for the foreseeable future. From the article:
Tech people like to picture their industry as a roiling sea of disruption, in which every winner is vulnerable to surprise attack from some novel, as-yet-unimagined foe. ... But for much of the last half-decade, most of these five giants have enjoyed a remarkable reprieve from the boogeymen in the garage. And you can bet on them continuing to win. So I’m coining them the Frightful Five. .... Though competition between the five remains fierce — and each year, a few of them seem up and a few down — it’s becoming harder to picture how any one of them, let alone two or three, may cede their growing clout in every aspect of American business and society. ... In...

| Read more »
08:10
Apple releases new ‘Music Memos’ iOS app for...

Apple today released a brand new app for iOS devices called Music Memos that allows songwriters to quickly and easily record audio and develop song ideas.
Apple’s press release for the new app notes that Music Memos was inspired by the fact that many musicians have long used the iOS Voice Memos app as a way of quickly capturing ideas in audio on their iPhones and iPads:

Musicians and songwriters around the world have used the Voice Memos app on their iPhone to quickly record ideas, and many hit songs first started as Voice Memos. The new Music Memos app is inspired by Voice Memos and takes the functionality even further by adding musician-friendly...

| Read more »
08:08
Apple enhancing GarageBand for iPad Pro, adding 3D...

Apple today is releasing a new update to GarageBand for iOS that includes enhancements to take advantage of the iPad Pro’s 12.9-inch Retina display. The new version, previously only shown in iPad Pro marketing material, shows more of instruments and tracks in a single view than on smaller iPads and iPhones. New 3D Touch features are also being included for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus users. Separately, Apple is releasing a new music app called Music Memos, and adding a new Live Loops feature to GarageBand for iOS. 
From Apple’s...

| Read more »
08:05
Apple updates GarageBand for iPad Pro, intros new...

Enlarge / Music Memos is a lightweight new Apple app for recording quick song ideas. (credit: Apple)


Apple is announcing a couple of new tools for musicians recording on their iPhones and iPads—one is an update to GarageBand, and one is an entirely new tool called Music Memos.
Apple says that Music Memos was "inspired" by iOS' simple built-in Voice Memos tool, but with a few added features to make it more useful to musicians trying to capture quick song ideas. Like Voice Memos, Music Memos captures sound with your iPhone or iPad's built-in mic, but for guitar and piano music, the software can detect the chords you're playing and add a basic drum-and-bass backing track to give you an idea of how it will sound with fuller instrumentation. You can use tags and star ratings to organize your library of song...

| Read more »
08:05
Kia, Honda & Lincoln preparing new vehicles...

In the first half of 2016, three more vehicles -- from Kia, Honda, and Lincoln -- are set to expand the range of models supporting Apple's CarPlay platform.

| Read more »
08:02
Honda, Lincoln and Kia debut CarPlay-compatible...

Apple’s CarPlay seems to be getting some more support as three new auto manufacturers have unveiled new vehicles with CarPlay and Android Auto support at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this month, including the 2017 Honda Ridgeline, 2017 Kia Forte5 and 2017 Lincoln Continental. All three models will be available in the first half of 2016.
The 2018 Ridgeline will mark Honda’s return to the North American truck market after a three year hiatus. The 2017 Forte5 and 2017 Continental will be among Kia’s and Lincoln’s first CarPlay models in their vehicle lineups.

Lincoln, which operates under Ford, announced earlier this month that it is adding CarPlay and Android Auto to all 2017 vehicles in North America equipped with...

| Read more »
08:00
∞ Hands On with Apple’s new Music Memos for iOS,...

I’m usually pretty excited when Apple updates its music software, but I was blown away when they showed me their newest app, Music Memos and the updates they did to GarageBand on iOS. [...]

| Read more »
07:48
Hermes Apple Watch Edition to arrive this Friday

Amid the watchOS 2.2 and next-gen Apple Watch rumors, potential buyers are about to get a dose of fashionable options.
Four months after announcing a special Apple Watch edition created in collaboration with French fashion house Hermes, Apple is taking the device out of limited availability and will begin online sales starting Friday.
The 10 styles and sizes will debut online on Friday and be available through both Apple.com and Hermes.com.

Announced in September alongside new Apple Watch Sport colors and a fall collection of Sport Band options, the Hermes package comes with a stainless steel Watch and leather straps designed exclusively for Apple’s device. The Single Tour buckle, for example, is a classic wristwatch strap that starts at $1,100, while the Double Tour design wraps...

| Read more »
07:44
Set up CarPlay to use with your iPhone

With select cars and stereos, you can use CarPlay to get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and more.

| Read more »
07:43
New evidence suggests a ninth planet lurking at the...
07:25
Black Sabbath’s earliest demo, circa 1969

Listen to both tracks. Like night and day. They found their sound.∞ Read this on The Loop

| Read more »
07:00
X-Doria intros Revel case line for Apple Watch and...

Image of X-Doria Revel case in Camo finish courtesy of X-Doria.

X-Doria Revel case for iPhone 6/6s in Floral Palm finish. Image courtesy of X-Doria.

X-Doria is a manufacturer of a number of accessories for Apple products, and today they announced a new line of fashion cases for Apple Watch and the iPhone 6/6s. The new Revel line of cases offers lightweight protection for your iPhone or Watch while providing a bit of style in the process.

The Revel cases for Apple Watch ($24.99) come in Camo, Floral, and Marble finishes, and clip onto the Apple Watch to give protection from scratches while not obstructing the Digital Crown or Side Button. The Revel cases for iPhone 6/6s will retail for $34.99, and have a...

| Read more »
07:00
New 'Music Tracker' App Monitors Your...

Music Tracker, from developer Ben Dodson, is a new app designed to keep an eye on changes made to the music library on your iOS device. After downloading, the app scans a user's music library and then tracks all changes that are introduced, including new song additions, deletions, and metadata changes to details like the title, artist, album, and genre of owned tracks. Whenever a change is discovered, a notification is sent.

While this is useful for those who like to monitor content and changes made manually to a music library to keep personal logs, it's perhaps best suited to Apple Music subscribers. There are instances where content available through the Apple Music service is deleted or changed due to licensing issues with record labels, and this app will allow users to keep track of potential deletions to replace missing music.

As an example, Dodson cites a recent change to a studio recording of Billy Joel'...

| Read more »
07:00
Ukraine Mounts Investigation of Kiev Airport...


Ukrainian officials earlier this week said they had launched a probe into the source of a cyberattack that targeted a Kiev Airport. The attack may be related to the BlackEnergy malware attacks that recently targeted Ukrainian infrastructure facilities, apparently from Russia. CERT-UA on Monday warned system administrators to be on the alert for the presence of BlackEnergy malware. The evidence shows a clear link to the BlackEnergy malware that took down utility companies and other targets in recent months, said Eset.

| Read more »
06:56
Feature Request: Apple, please bring Siri to the Mac

Siri percolated throughout all of Apple’s platforms in 2015. It started with iPhone in 2011, iPad in 2012, debuted on Apple Watch in early 2015 and Apple TV with the new model a few months ago. It’s quickly becoming a premier feature on these platforms, with live-as-you-speak transcription and radically new features like ‘Remind me about this’ contextual tasks when inside apps. Except for one platform of course. Mac OS X has been ignored and left abandoned with regards to true voice searching and Siri. It’s 2016, and I want Apple to bring Siri to the Mac.

Especially with Apple Watch, it’s just become natural for me to ask for stuff with my voice. For little things like timers or messages, I like to speak. Siri voice recognition has got significantly better for me in the last year, I have come to rely on it. And not having...

| Read more »
06:47
On Friday, the Boston Symphony Orchestra...

In order to win over millennials to classical music, orchestras around the U.S. have been trying a number of new ways to blend social media and technology to better engage a younger audience. One such effort is being led by the Boston Symphony Orchestra...

| Read more »
06:46
BestiPhoneCleaner releases iPhone Cleaner for Mac

BestiPhoneCleaner has introduced iPhone Cleaner for Mac, an utility designed specifically to keep iOS devices clean.
Smartphones can store different unnecessary data, such as cookies and remnants of applications. This is where iPhone Cleaner for Mac can be incredibly useful, and has proven itself capable of freeing a good amount of space in iOS devices. iPhone Cleaner for Mac was specifically designed for its purpose.
iPhone Cleaner for Mac is completely free, and can be downloaded from BestiPhoneCleaner online (http://tinyurl.com/gl33q4c).

| Read more »
06:41
Ford says Apple and Google are 'welcome'...

Ford is glad to see Apple and Google join the automotive world with their exploration of self-driving vehicles, an executive said in a newly-published video interview.

| Read more »
06:39
OWC announces Mercury Electra MAX6G 2TB SSD

OWC has announced announced the Mercury Electra MAX 6G 2.0TB SSD, the highest capacity 2.5-inch solid state drive the company has ever offered.
It delivers “exceptional speeds and offers reliable, consistent high performance” via the 6G SATA interface, according to OWC. Sequential read performance reaches up to 490MB/s, with write performance up to 471 MB/s.  Read performance for incompressible data is up to 466 MB/s with write speeds of up to 447 MB/s.
read more

| Read more »
06:28
New CarPlay Vehicles From Honda, Kia and Lincoln...

A trio of carmakers have unveiled new vehicles with CarPlay and Android Auto support at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this month, including the 2017 Honda Ridgeline, 2017 Kia Forte5 and 2017 Lincoln Continental. All three models will be available in the first half of 2016.

Kia's all-new 2017 Forte5 will feature CarPlay and Android Auto support

The 2017 Ridgeline will mark Honda's return to the North American pickup truck market, which it exited after discontinuing the mid-size sport utility truck in 2014. Meanwhile, the 2017 Forte5 and 2017 Continental will be among Kia's and Lincoln's first CarPlay...

| Read more »
06:24
External Link: Apple Releases Music Memos for iOS

Apple has unveiled a new free app for musicians in the App Store: Music Memos for iPhone and iPad. Unlike the built-in Voice Memos app, Music Memos is tailored toward musicians, with features like auto-record, backup players, and a pitch tuner. It’s a simple tool for quickly grabbing a recording to send to GarageBand or another audio-editing app. 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.

| Read more »
06:20
Led by the iPhone 6s, the sensor hub market is...

The demand for sensor hubs, dedicated processing elements used for low-power sensor processing tasks, is booming.
read more

| Read more »
06:08
Apple to sell Hermès Apple Watch Collection at its...

Starting Friday, Jan. 22, Apple will sell the Hermès Apple Watch Collection at its online store, reports Fashionista. The entire collection will be available for purchase, which includes three styles of handmade leather straps: the Single Tour, Double Tour and Cuff.

The Single Tour with the 38 mm stainless steel case comes in fauve Barenia leather, noir box leather and capucine Swift leather, while the Single Tour with 42 mm stainless steel case comes in fauve Barenia leather and noir box leather. The Double Tour pairs with the 38 mm stainless steel case and is available in fauve Barenia leather and bleu jean, capucine and etain Swift leather. 

The Cuff pairs with the 42 mm stainless steel case and is available in fauve Barenia leather only. Across the collection, each stainless steel case features an etching of the Hermès signature and includes a customizable face with...

| Read more »
05:57
Apple India files application to open retail stores...

Apple India has filed an application to open Apple branded retail stores in India with the department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP).

"We have just received Apple's proposal. We are examining it,” DIPP Secretary Amitabh Kant told the Economic Times.

Last November it was reported that Apple crossed the $1 billion sales mark in its India operations for the first time in the fiscal year that ended in March, according to results filed with the Registrar of Companies (RoC) on Wednesday. 

According to a Brand Equity report, Apple posted a 44% increase in sales to Rs 6,472.89 crore from Rs 4500.35 crore and net profit doubled to Rs 242.85 crore from Rs 119.48 crore as the company widened its retail network and stepped up marketing efforts, including buyback schemes,...

| Read more »
05:47
iRig Keys Review: A mini MIDI Piano Keyboard for...


The iRig Keys Mini is an electronic MIDI music keyboard that connects to iPhone and iPad with a Lightning cable. Although it isn’t regularly advertised, iPhones and iPads have had great support for MIDI input instruments and other devices for a long time. Since iOS 4 in fact, Apple gave the developers the ability to interact with MIDI peripherals. Simultaneously, the App Store has bloomed a wide ecosystem of sophisticated music creation and audio production apps. This makes for a perfect storm of capability and functionality: not only are MIDI accessories possible, they can really...

| Read more »
05:41
Why Apple Defends Encryption

With the U.S. government once again campaigning against encryption, why does it seem as though only Apple is standing up for users? Rich Mogull has some answers. 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.

| Read more »
05:00
Video: Ford executive is optimistic on Apple Car...


Rumors of Apple Car (codename ‘Project Titan’) continue to swirl and there’s plenty time left for Apple to solidify or change its plans, given the expected launch of the new automobile is still five years away. However, that isn’t stopping car company executives weighing in on the rumors. Whilst GM execs diss the idea of Apple investing in an electric car as a ‘gigantic money pit’, an executive from Ford seems enthused by the prospect. In an interview with Trusted Reviews,  Don Butler, Executive Director for Ford Connected Vehicles, said that they welcome competition and thinks technology companies can pull it off.
“We welcome others joining. We welcome the activity that’s in the space. We think it’s exciting....

| Read more »
05:00
Mach Wallpaper can bring your Mac desktop to life

Mach Wallpaper is customizable so you can choose your own Quartz Composition, QuickTime movie or web page to put on your desktop, as well. In case you're not familiar with them, Quartz Compositions are a Mac OS X-only data type that allows developers to make 3D compositions. Many screen savers are Quartz Compositions.

About the web page support: you can add “desklets" (background images) automatically on a per-theme basis, and automatically customized and positioned for each theme. Or with the Desklet Manager, you can customize desklets' position, size, font, and colors (and add new ones) with a single click. You can put webpage desklets on your Desktop to view detailed info on weather (forecasted temperature, humidity, wind speed, etc.), dates, and more.

Another nice touch: if you have two displays, Mach Wallpaper will automatically detect it and take advantage of that. It supports Retina displays and allows each display to be...

| Read more »
04:55
GeekSuit announces beta test of Client Folder Maker...

GeekSuit has announced open beta testing of Client Folder Maker 4.5, an t update to their folder creation and management utility for Mac OS X.
Client Folder Maker offers a folder creation and management tool and is targeted to the busy web developer, graphic designer, app developer, desktop publisher, or prepress operator. GeekSuit is offering users the chance to beta test version 4.5 of the app in order to test drive the new features before it goes public.
read more

| Read more »
04:44
Kool Tools: Mindly for Mac OS X

Drip grind’s Mindly 1.1 for Mac (www.mindlyapp.com) is a handy companion to its Mindly app for iOS and Android devices. It help keep your “inner universe” organized by giving a structure to your thoughts, ideas, plans and projects.
Now you can capture your ideas on-the-go with mobile version of Mindly and development them further with all the conveniences of desktop environment such as multiple windows, full-size keyboard and large screen estate thanks to Mindly for Mac.
read more

| Read more »
04:12
IEEE: VR headsets might not have the staying power...

At CES 2016, IEEE (http://www.ieee.org) , the world's largest professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, conducted a survey that asked booth visitors to answer a range of questions regarding the future of AR/VR [augmented reality/virtual reality] technology. 1,537 participants took the survey.
read more

| Read more »
04:08
CS Odessa releases UK map solution for ConceptDraw...

CS Odessa (www.conceptdraw.com) has announced a new UK Map Solution in ConceptDraw Solution Park. It’s designed to assist individuals who are looking for UK map content to be represented in maps they draw.
The collection of library objects, templates, and example drawings for ConceptDraw Pro simplifies the job of drawing maps that contain county information. The UK Map Solution offers optional levels of detail, showing sub-divisions of territory and local government areas, along with major cities.
read more

| Read more »
04:00
How to use a passcode with your iPhone, iPad, or...

You can set a passcode on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch to help protect your data. When you do, each time you turn on or wake your iOS device, you'll need to unlock it with your passcode. (If your device supports Touch ID, you can use your fingerprint instead of a passcode.)

You'll enter your passcode when you:

  • Turn on or restart your device;
  • Slide to unlock your screen;
  • Update your software; 
  • Erase your device.

To set your passcode, go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode. On devices without Touch ID, go to Settings > Passcode.

Tap Turn Passcode On. Enter a six-digit passcode. Or tap Passcode Options to switch to a four-digit numeric code, a custom numeric code, or a custom alphanumeric code. Enter your passcode again to confirm it and activate it.

| Read more »
03:44
Apple Officially Reapplies to Open Apple Stores in...

Back in 2014 we posted a report titled "Apple Blocked by the Indian Government to Open Apple Stores." Today, it's being reported that Apple is once again filing an application with department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) for permission ...

| Read more »

Monday January 18

13:00
The Week in iPad Cases: New keyboard cases for the...

...plus, Griffin's latest Survivor case, and moreThis week’s roundup of new iPad cases features high-tech backpacks, folios with built-in stands, and much more. Read on!1VoiceThe Mapmaker (all iPad models and iPad Pro; $159) keeps your gear protected and readily accessible.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

| Read more »
21:00
Sony's Mike Fasulo Shows Off Latest Products

IDG CMO Perspectives provides insight into the state of Marketing across industries from leading business executives. Cool new products coming soon from Sony: turntables, lightbulb speakers and camcorders.

| Read more »

Tuesday January 19

06:41
Apple convinces U.S. court to ban Samsung phones in...

A federal court in California has banned the sale in the U.S. of Samsung smartphones that have features that infringe three patents owned by Apple.On Monday, Judge Lucy Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, ruled that the permanent injunction would come into effect 30 days after the entry of the order. The ban covers the implementation of features like the “slide-to-unlock” and auto word correction capabilities in some of Samsung’s earlier phones.The smartphones covered under the order include Samsung’s Admire, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S II, Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch, Galaxy S II Skyrocket, Galaxy S III, and Stratosphere products, which are Samsung’s older smartphones.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

| Read more »
15:58
Apple releases update iMovie 10.1.1 update

iOS and OS X aren’t the only software updates Apple released on Tuesday. The company also released iMovie 10.1.1.
According to the release notes, the update includes the collowing:

  • Resolves an issue with YouTube sharing that could prevent sign in for users with multiple accounts
  • Fixes a problem that could prevent White Balance adjustments from being applied to clips
  • Sony XAVC S clips captured at 100 fps or 120 fps now play correctly
  • Resolves an issue that could lead to incorrect display of still images
  • Clips are now copied when dragged from the Project Media container to events in the Library list
  • Stability improvements

The iMovie 10.1.1 update is available in the App Store under the Updates tab....

| Read more »
07:53
These are the 25 worst passwords of 2015

Look on the bright side! There’s one good thing that comes out of all those website breaches every year: Security researchers get to comb through all those lists of usernames and passwords to remind us just how bad most of our passwords are. Now that we’re well into 2016, password management company SplashData just released its annual round-up of the worst passwords of 2015.
The report is based on more than 2 million passwords that leaked online during the year. One trend the company found in 2015 is that while users are coming up with longer passwords (that’s good), they are simple and not random (that’s bad). Two examples the company points to are ‘1234567890’ and ‘qwertyuiop’. One just uses every number key and the other uses the top row of keys on a standard QWERTY keyboard....

| Read more »
08:46
Verizon's FreeBee Data 360 program lets...

Before 2016 comes to an end, the apps on your smartphone may be paying for your wireless data usage. Verizon announced on Tuesday that it will start testing a program where companies can pay to sponsor a user’s data. Those sponsorships mean Verizon subscribers can use an app or certain parts of an app without that usage counting against their data cap.
The new program is called FreeBee Data 360 and currently comes in two flavors. FreeBee Data 360 lets a content provider, such as a news service, sponsor some or all of the mobile data a subscriber uses to access that content. The sponsorship can include a website, app, or both, with content providers paying by the gigabyte.To read this article...

| Read more »
08:54
Is the Elio P5 the car of the future?

Great gas mileage, two seats, airbags and it's coming this year. Would you consider buying it?

| Read more »
10:15
Apple is slightly more diverse now than years past,...

Apple reports a breakdown of its employees by gender and race to the federal government every year, and its recently released 2015 diversity figures show the company is improving, but its staff is still largely white and male.Apple is now 69 percent male and 31 percent female, a change of 1 percent in favor of women over 2014. The percentage of white employees also shifted downward, from 55 percent to 54 percent of the total company. Apple is now 18 percent Asian, up from 15 percent, and 8 percent black, up from 7 percent. The company said this year’s new hires are more diverse than ever before, at 35 percent woman globally, and in the U.S. 19 percent of new employees were Asian, 13 percent Hispanic, and 11 percent black.To read this article in full or to leave a comment,...

| Read more »
10:37
iOS 9.2.1 and OS X 10.11.3 are now available

Apple on Tuesday released updates for iOS and OS X. Both updates are minor; Apple says that both contain security updates and bug fixes.iOS 9.2.1 also fixes a problem “that could prevent the completion of app installation when using an MDM server.”Before installing the updates, back up the data on your Mac and iOS device.iOS 9.2.1

To install the iOS update on your device through a Wi-Fi or mobile connection:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap General > Software Update.
  3. Tap Download and Install.
  4. Enter your passcode.
  5. Agree to the terms and conditions.

The iOS 9.2.1 update is 41MB. Your device will need to restart once to complete the installation.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

| Read more »
11:55
Now you can save the songs you hear in Starbucks...

You might not need to use Shazam next time you listen to a really good song while ordering your Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks.
On Tuesday, Starbucks announced another exclusive partnership with Spotify, which will allow customers to save the music they hear in stores as a new form of discovery. The Starbucks mobile app now has a dedicated section devoted to telling you the music that’s currently playing in a Starbucks store nearby. The section lets you save and listen to the songs anywhere you go by connecting to your Spotify account. You can also browse the store’s previous playlists to see which songs are on rotation.

You can access this new section in the Starbucks app by tapping on the “Now Playing” banner at the bottom of the screen. This new mobile music feature is available in both iOS and Android versions of the Starbucks apps, and currently more than 7,500 U.S. Starbucks stores are participating in the Spotify-dependent program....

| Read more »
14:00
The Week in Mac Apps: Give your dock a different...

...plus, a tool for sprucing up your desktop, and moreIn this week’s roundup of new Mac software, you’ll find several apps designed to help you stay organized and keep you on task. Read on!Cloud Outliner 2 Pro: Outline your ideas to align your life 2.0Xwavesoft’s $7 Cloud Outliner 2 Pro (Mac App Store Link) helps you manage your tasks with a powerful rich-text outline editor that quickly sorts and prioritizes important events.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

| Read more »
21:33
the awareness of the need to ensure that all projects

Forums: TroubleshootingTags: http://www.devilian4u.comSpeaking high number as follows:' I feel like I think it's a good idea to focus on a few sets of real Dave arena. And'maekerosowic facilitate both developers' and that they should be able to make a lot cheaper, because they sell only open symbols. I understand that there are other factors here, though, as the awareness of http://www.devilian4u.com the need to ensure that all projects to developers and get them, and this barrier the money can still be in place. 'Along with being one of the most successful books about' Xbox Live ', but also to go Minecraft Xbox One near future. Dave isolated, industry, Markus' Notch 'Persson' Microsoft 'Minecraft, Mojang' Xbox GamingBolt one...

| Read more »
21:32
Square Enix Minecraft Creator

Forums: TroubleshootingTags: http://www.okaygoods.com/Buy/Devilian-NA%40Ravan-Gold.htmlfinally officially confirmed after getting lost in the face of speculation going in both directions a lot, and confirms now the end of the names and positions and'ndae the call of duty: Ghost Louis U release At the holiday season, when it hits retail. News really should not be a surprise, as of Duty 4 call: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: World at War, Call of Duty: Black Ops 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3' Call of Duty: Black Ops II hit Wei (Wei J . The latter case) before.We still do not know what is the real thing with the Wii U version Devilian. We deal in all of the previous Wei Wei and U Call of Duty Treyarch title, so it would not be unreasonable...

| Read more »
20:37
Apple Stores planned for India as application is...

Apple wanting to expand its presence in India isn’t a new development, but according to a new report from the India Times, the company has recently taken a major step in accomplishing that goal. According to the report, Apple has just filed an application with the Indian government to open its own branded retail stores in the company.

Apple filed the proposal with the department of industrial policy and promotion, or DIPP, which confirmed that it has received the document.  “We have just received Apple’s proposal. We are examining it,” DIPP secretary Amitabh Kant stated.
The company reportedly left specific details out of the proposal, only stating that it wishes to operate its own branded...

| Read more »
20:23
Apple files government application to open Apple...

Apple fans living in India might soon be treated to the Apple Store experience, as the company this week filed an application to open its own branded outlets in the South Asian country.

| Read more »
20:06
ClamXav 2.8.9

Improves reliability of virus definition updates. ($29.95 new, free update, 23.3 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.

| Read more »
20:06
Security Update 2016-001 (Mavericks and Yosemite)

Patches a memory handling issue which could lead to a vulnerability with libxslt. (Free, various sizes) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

| Read more »
18:40
Poll: What rumored iPhone 7 feature excites you the...

It was only a few months ago that the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus were made available, but rumors regarding the upcoming iPhone 7 have been circulating for several months now. Rumors have ranged from design changes to new software features to new hardware features and more. While it’s certainly possible that Apple could go all out and introduce every rumored feature with the iPhone 7, it’s likely some of the speculated features are either not real or will be held for future generation devices. So, we want to know, which of the rumored features has you most excited for the iPhone 7? Participate in the poll below and read on as we discuss each of the rumored features…

Take Our Poll
(function(d,c,j){if(!d.getElementById(j)){var pd=d.createElement(c),s;pd.id=j;pd.src='http://s1.wp.com/wp-content/mu-plugins/shortcodes/js/polldaddy-shortcode.js';s=d.getElementsByTagName(c)[0];s.parentNode....

| Read more »
18:04
Microsoft OneDrive for iOS updated w/ iPad Pro...

Microsoft today has updated its OneDrive cloud storage app with a handful of new features and capabilities. The update bumps the app to version 6.8 and includes additions like iPad Pro optimization, 3D Touch support, and more.
With iPad Pro optimization, PDF annotations are now pressure sensitive, meaning your writing and drawing will be darker the harder you press on the screen and lighter the softer you press. Furthermore, the Apple Pencil is now supported with improved optimization, as well.
The full changelog is below:

  • Your lines have never looked so smooth! PDF annotations are now pressure sensitive, including support for Apple Pencil and 3D Touch displays.
  • Plenty of bug fixes and stability improvements.

Microsoft OneDrive is available for free in the App Store.
...

| Read more »
17:26
Hermes Apple Watch edition hits online store on...

Four months after announcing a special Apple Watch edition created in collaboration with French fashion house Hermes, Apple is taking the device out of limited availability and will begin online sales starting Friday.

| Read more »
17:09
Apple to Sell Hermès Apple Watch Collection Online...

Starting on Friday, January 22, both Apple and Hermès will begin offering the special edition Apple Watch Hermès via their online storefronts, reports Fashionista. Since its October debut, the Apple Watch Hermès collection has only been available for purchase in select boutique and Apple retail locations in major cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Toronto, Milan, Paris, London, Tokyo, and Beijing.

First introduced at Apple's September iPhone-centric event, the Hermès collection was made possible through a partnership between Apple and luxury brand Hermès. The collection consists of...

| Read more »
17:00
Apple grants widow access to husband's Apple ID...

Apple's strict data protection policies sparked debate over so-called "digital legacy" issues this week, as the company refused to supply a recently widowed Canadian woman with her late husband's Apple ID password.

| Read more »
16:51
Apple Watch Hermès collection hitting online stores...

Originally released back in October, Apple partnered with French leather fashion company Hermès for a lineup of high-end leather bands for the Apple Watch. The Hermès bands, however, have only been available from Apple stores and Hermès stores in big cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Miami. Starting this Friday, however, the Hermès collection will be available online from both Hermes.com and Apple.com (via Fashionista).

All three Hermès bands will be available online. The “Single Tour” band is the most affordable of the three bands, starting at $1,100, and is available in Noir or Fauve in 42mm and an additional Capucine color in 38mm. Next is the “Double Tour,” which...

| Read more »
16:48
graph showing the data will be used Sub

Forums: SoftwareTags: http://www.thersgold.comThe Runescape game Max Payne 3 you can see, but the difference in character is very clear. Franklin was one of the most careful, Michael is a runner and bombing, and Trevor provides support backup using a sniper rifle and RPG launchers. It was also the first time that Grand Theft Auto will be health renewal. Grand Theft Auto V PS3, Rockstar game Runescape, the Spirit of the Xbox 360 Call of Duty: A graph showing the data will be used Subd. Runescape spectrum to see the next game in the series from Infinity Ward that America is destroyed, new uniforms, http://www.thersgold.com dogs and fish swimming in the player Runescape a lot of emphasis debate: Call of Duty. There were many in the...

| Read more »
16:47
he rest of the structure is certainly more common

Forums: TroubleshootingFrom third person shooter (or something similar), racing, RPG Runescape game Runescapetyle evidence and survival horror stealth game, building, construction of the world and the use of flamingos, Disney Infiniti has a lot of different levels. At that time I was pretty sure the authority, the mechanics - especially in light of the game Runescape like LittleBigPlanet - if the target age group and Disney have a hit on your hands and not on the natural properties of aspect.Developed set the state by the software avalanche infinity and Disney release on August 18 in North America and August 20 in Europe. 3DS Activision, Avalanche Software, Disney Infinity, Disney Interactive, PC, PlayStation 3, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360 PlayStation 4 fan of this project is the most realistic. Although we are a little more than a day away from the Sony E3 press conference, where...

| Read more »
16:17
Apple releases iOS 9.2.1, OS X 10.11.3 updates

They’re not huge updates according to Apple, but they could make a difference.
Apple on Tuesday released iOS 9.2.1 and OS X 10.11.3, the company stating that both updates contain security and bug fixes.
More specifically, iOS 9.2.1 contains a fix for an issue “that could prevent the completion of app installation when using an MDM server.”

The iOS 9.2.1 update weighs in at about 41MB and can be installed over the air or by connecting your iOS device to your Mac and running iTunes.
The OS X 10.11.3 update weighs in around 600MB and can be downloaded and installed through OS X’s App Store feature, wherein the user clicks on the “Updates” tab to locate and install the update.
These updates put the devices one step closer to the major changes that will be introduced in iOS 9....

| Read more »
15:29
Hubo the robot meets the rich and influential

At the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on Monday, the DARPA-winning Hubo robot impressed attendees with its moves. Its presence highlights a future question for the global economy.

| Read more »
16:02
iMovie for Mac updated to version 10.1.1

iMovie for Mac has been upgraded to version 10.1.1. It’s available via the Updates tab in the Mac App Store. According to Apple, the update:

  • Resolves an issue with YouTube sharing that could prevent sign-ins for users with multiple accounts;
  • Fixes a problem that could prevent white balance adjustments from being applied to clips;
  • Correctly plays Sony XAVC S clips captured at 100 or 120 frames per second;
  • Resolves an issue that could lead to the incorrect display of images.

Clips are now copied when dragged from the Project Media container to events in the Library list. iMovie 10.1.1 also sees stability improvements.

| Read more »
15:58
iMovie for Mac revved to version 10.1.1

iMovie for Mac has been revved to version 10.1.1. It’s available via the Updates tab in the Mac App Store. According to Apple, the upgrade:
° Resolves an issue with YouTube sharing that could prevent sign-ins for users with multiple accounts;
° Fixes a problem that could prevent white balance adjustments from being applied to clips;
° Correctly plays Sony XAVC S clips captured at 100 or 120 frames per second;
° Resolves an issue that could lead to the incorrect display of images.
read more

| Read more »
15:52
Reading, Writing and Minecraft?


Microsoft on Tuesday announced its acquisition of MinecraftEDU, one of the building blocks for its upcoming Minecraft: Education Edition. MinecraftEDU, developed by Teacher Gaming, launched in 2011 as a version of Minecraft enhanced for the classroom. Microsoft has used the lessons learned from MinecraftEDU to expand Minecraft: Education Edition's feature set, the company said. Minecraft: Education Edition can assist in teaching all subjects, ranging from math and physics to history and language.

| Read more »
15:00
AWT News Update: January 19, 2016

Here's all the Apple news that didn't make it onto the website today:

  • ESPN's president says they're still in talks with Apple for a streaming service
  • The founder of a company acquired by Apple in 2012 is leaving the company after being responsible for the look and feel of the new Apple TV's software
  • Verizon announces a new free data service for businesses, one that may attract an FCC investigation

Text is below, and if you'd like to see the video of the podcast recording, it's here. 

Subscribe to the Podcast
Text Version

Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for January 19, 2016.

... | Read more »
14:39
Ben Keighran who Oversaw Apple TV's Look &...

Re/code reports this afternoon that Australian born internet entrepreneur "Ben Keighran, who joined Apple four years ago when it bought a startup he co-founded...

| Read more »
14:14
Android running on a Mac: Remix OS 2.0 overview [...

Earlier this month, Jide.com released an early alpha version of its new Remix OS. In essence, it’s a multi-window desktop operating system built on Android. It’s an interesting concept, but what makes it truly intriguing is that you can run it off a regular, fast USB 3.0 flash drive on a Windows PC or Mac. I took it for a spin on Mac to see what the initial version is like to use…

As you can probably imagine, running an alpha version of a tweaked mobile operating system on a Mac from a USB drive was about as hit-and-miss as you’d expect. But it wasn’t as terrible as I thought it would be.
All the apps are placed in the pop-up menu which shows up when you click in the...

| Read more »
14:08
Latest iMovie for Mac update fixes YouTube sharing,...

Following the release of OS X 10.11.3 on Tuesday, Apple released the latest version of its iMovie consumer level video editing app with fixes for issues related to YouTube sharing, image adjustments and more.

| Read more »
14:00
Radmo's car mounts keep your mini tablet,...

Radmo for Mini Tablet/GPS. Photo©2016, Steven Sande

Back in the old days, I had a Garmin GPS unit that was stuck to my windshield. It was very useful when I was a consultant and needed to find my way to clients, but it often fell off the window when the weather got warm. Nowadays, I use my iPhone for finding my way around and it does a pretty darned good job, held in place by a vent-type car mount. Sometimes you may want a car mount that can hold something bigger than an iPhone or even hold a pair of iPhones at once, and that's where the Radmo car mounts discussed here are perfect.

Design

Radmo mounts are the result of a very successful Indiegogo campaign that raised over US$250,000. The inventors realized that windshield mounts were not only subject to coming loose, but that they...

| Read more »
13:45
Key Apple TV designer Ben Keighran leaves Apple with...

One of the people principally responsible for the look and feel of the new Apple TV's interface, Ben Keighran, is reportedly leaving Apple shortly with the eventual goal of founding a new business.

| Read more »
13:36
Apple releases iMovie for Mac 10.1.1 with YouTube...

The same day as it released OS X 10.11.3 to the public, Apple has now pushed an update to its iMovie video editing software. The update bumps the app to version 10.1.1 and includes primarily under-the-hood bug fixes and performance updates, some of which will certainly be welcomed by users.
First off, Apple says the update fixes an issue with YouTube sharing that would prevent a user from signing in if they had multiple accounts. The update also fixes an issue relating to applying White Balance adjustments to clips, as well as one that caused an incorrect display of still images. Another change is that clips are now copied when dragged from the Project Media area to the events area of the Library list.
The full changelog is below:

What’s New in Version 10.1.1
• Resolves an issue with YouTube sharing that could prevent sign in for users with multiple accounts
• Fixes a problem that could prevent...

| Read more »
13:34
External Link: iOS 9.3 and Education

Frasier Speirs takes a look at the new education-oriented features slated to appear in iOS 9.3. These features include a Shared iPad capability, a Classroom app for teachers, and Managed Apple IDs (managed via an Apple School Manager portal). Apple is both renewing its education focus in a very big way with this upcoming iOS release as well as attempting to revive iPad sales, which have slowly but steadily declined in recent quarters. 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.

| Read more »
 
AAPL
$94.99
Apple Inc.
-0.02
GOOG
$678.11
Alphabet Inc.
-4.63
MSFT
$49.28
Microsoft Corporation
-0.13
MacNews Search:
Community Search:
view counter

view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter

FINAL FANTASY Ⅸ (Games)
FINAL FANTASY Ⅸ 1.0.4 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $16.99, Version: 1.0.4 (iTunes) Description: ==========●Special sale price for the FINAL FANTASY IX release! ●20% off from February 10 to February 21, 2016!==========--------------------------------------------------- As this application is very large, it will take... | Read more »
Tennis Club Story (Games)
Tennis Club Story 1.03 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.03 (iTunes) Description: Aim for the ace position of tennis club prestige in this simulation! Your leadership decides if players make it to the big time or bust! Customize your training menu to focus on power or technique, molding players as you... | Read more »
Check out the new Pirate Attack update i...
Love pirates and board games? Well, you'll love the new Pirate Attack themed update that just launched in Game of Dice. It adds a bunch of new content themed around pirates, like an all new event map based on a pirate ship which revamps the toll system to better suit the rogueish nature of the seafarers. [Read more] | Read more »
Splash Cars guide - How to paint the tow...
Splash Cars is an arcade driving game that feels like a hybrid between Dawn of the Plow and Splatoon. In it, you'll need to drive a car around to repaint areas of a town that have lost all of their color. Check out these tips to help you perform with flying colors: [Read more] | Read more »
The best video player on mobile
We all know the stock video player on iOS is not particularly convenient, primarily because it asks us to hook a device up to iTunes to sync video in a world that has things like Netflix. [Read more] | Read more »
Four apps to help improve your Super Bow...
Super Bowl Sunday is upon us, and whether you’re a Panthers or a Broncos fan you’re no doubt gearing up for it. [Read more] | Read more »
LooperSonic (Music)
LooperSonic 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Music Price: $4.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: LooperSonic is a multi-track audio looper and recorder that will take your loops to the next level. Use it like a loop pedal to make loops, and then arrange those loops into complete songs with cut, copy, trim, paste, reverse,... | Read more »
Space Grunts guide - How to survive
Space Grunts is a fast-paced roguelike from popular iOS developer, Orange Pixel. While it taps into many of the typical roguelike sensibilities, you might still find yourself caught out by a few things. We delved further to find you some helpful tips and tricks on surviving as long as possible. [Read more] | Read more »
Dreii guide - How to play well with othe...
Dreii is a rather stylish and wonderful puzzle game that’s reminiscent of cooperative games like Journey. If that sounds immensely appealing, then you should immediately get cracking and give it a whirl. We can offer you some tips and tricks on getting started too! [Read more] | Read more »
Kill the Plumber World guide - How to ou...
You already know how to hop around like Mario, but do you know how to defeat him? Those are your marching orders in Kill the Plumber, and it's not always as easy as it looks. Here are some tips to get you started. This is not a seasoned platform player [Read more] | Read more »
All contents are Copyright 1984-2010 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.