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Monday June 8

10:33
iOS 9 makes Siri more intelligent, adds transit maps...

Macworld:On Monday morning at WWDC, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed new enhancements to iOS 9, calling it “the world’s most advanced mobile operating system.” Among the key features are a major Siri update, deep-dive transit Maps and a ton of useful user-experience improvements. According to Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering who led the iOS presentation and demo, Apple wants to add “intelligence throughout the user experience.”Watching the keynote, I thought the same thing – Siri will not only get more “intelligence” but, for me, a lot more functionality.∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:30
WatchOS 2 brings new features, more powerful and...


SAN FRANCISCO—All of the Apple Watch's third-party applications so far have used WatchKit, a small SDK that limits apps' functionality and UI and restricts them from using all the watch's underlying hardware. At its WWDC keynote today, Apple announced that it would be moving beyond WatchKit and giving its third-party developers a more capable, native SDK that can take advantage of more of the Apple Watch's features.
With WatchOS 2 and the native SDK, third-party apps will be able to do more of the things that Apple's first-party apps can do. Devs can also have an easier time working on difficult or impossible to execute apps like games. With native apps, the processing that goes into each application will run on the watch itself rather than on its companion phone. The native SDK gives developers access to the Digital Crown...

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10:19
Apple open sources Swift


Today, Apple announced that Swift 2 is on its way with a number of new features and better performance. But perhaps the most striking news is that the whole codebase—the compiler and standard libraries—will be open sourced. Code that even works on Linux will be released later this year.
Apple VP Craig Federighi dropped the news about Swift as what seemed like an afterthought following a long description of MacOS and iOS features and enhancements. He said that Apple would be "stepping on the gas this year with Swift 2," and he promised significant speedups to the performance of applications coded with the language. Part of this comes from what he termed "whole module optimization," although he offered no details as to what that entailed.
Most of the details came from a single slide, which showed some of the new features behind a Swift logo. Key among these were an error handling system,...

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10:11
Apple announces OS X El Capitan, with focus on...

Re/code:Apple today introduced the next version of its Mac operating system, OS X El Capitan, focusing on two key areas of improvement: Experience and performance. Mac OS X El Capitan is available to developers today, and will be released to the public in the fall as a free download.I’ll get it just for the cool “find my cursor” feature.∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:45
Apple Pay expands to UK, now supports Square


SAN FRANCISCO—At its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced a slew of Apple Pay updates including UK expansion, availability of retail store cards, and compatibility with mobile-payment service Square.
VP of Apple Pay Jennifer Bailey noted Apple Pay expects to surpass one million locations next month, and the service is integrating new apps daily like Delta and Etsy. The UK rollout of Apple Pay will happen in July with eight of the country's biggest banks on board. Bailey said service will support more than 70 percent of the credit and debit cards within the country at launch. Add 250,000 launch locations (including the London transit) to that initiative, and the Apple Pay UK launch is bigger than the US one.


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09:30
Newly unveiled iOS 9 focuses on more proactive Siri...


SAN FRANCISCO—As expected, Apple used its WWDC keynote today to take the wraps off iOS 9, the newest version of its operating system for iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches. While iOS 7 and iOS 8 ushered in big changes, iOS 9 will instead focus on speed and stability. In other words, iOS 9 will be to iOS 8 as OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard was to OS X 10.5.
That said, Apple isn't promoting iOS 9 using Snow Leopard's "no new features" label. The new operating system harvests some of iOS 8's lowest-hanging fruit and continues the work of opening the platform up to developers. It also tweaks the aesthetic introduced back in iOS 7.

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09:14
El Capitan, next version of OS X, to arrive this fall


SAN FRANCISCO—As usual, another opening-day WWDC keynote has brought with it another new version of OS X. The new version, El Capitan, introduces a handful of new features to the platform but is otherwise focused on refinement, both in the overall stability of the OS and in its visual identity (El Capitan switches the system font from Helvetica Neue to the Apple Watch's San Francisco typeface, which changes the look of the OS in subtle but significant ways).
Spotlight becomes "more expressive," according to Apple VP Craig Federighi, gaining some semantic abilities and incorporating some natural language searching. There are also improvements to window management and the built-in apps. On stage, Federighi showed off an improvement to the UI where a shake of the mouse causes the cursor to temporarily grow huge—for finding the...

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08:52
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 8...

Notable software releases this week include Fission 2.2.4, QuarkXPress 2015 11.0.0.1, CrashPlan 4.2, SpamSieve 2.9.20, Evernote 6.0.13, iFlicks 2.2.1, Mactracker 7.4.4, Tinderbox 6.3, and Fantastical 2.0.6. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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08:51
ExtraBITS for 8 June 2015

In ExtraBITS this week, Tim Cook tackles Apple’s diversity problem, Yahoo drops some services for older Apple devices, and Apple recalls the Beats Pill XL speaker. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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08:23
The Best Unsung Features of Windows 10


There are things about working with large companies that can be really frustrating. For instance, when both Windows Vista and Windows 8 were coming to market, a number of us pointed out that things needed to be fixed before the product was released, but we were ignored, with catastrophic results. This time, however, Windows 10 is looking better than any OS I've ever reviewed, and it is largely because Microsoft did two things I've been requesting since Windows 95.

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08:13
Apple May Introduce a Flipboard like App Today and...

According to a new last moment WWDC related report, "Apple plans to announce at a free, Flipboard-like product ...

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07:37
Live Coverage of Apple's WWDC 2015 Keynote: iOS...

Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) kicks off today at the Moscone West convention center in San Francisco, with the event headlined by the traditional keynote address beginning at 10:00 AM Pacific Time / 1:00 PM Eastern Time. In line with tradition, Apple is expected to provide the first looks at iOS 9 and OS X 10.11, with the company also announcing a fresh push into streaming music led by a new Apple Music subscription service and a revamped iTunes Radio. Apple is also expected to debut new tools allowing developers to build native Apple Watch apps and perhaps make some additional announcements related to Apple Pay and HomeKit. Apple is providing a live video stream on its website and via Apple TV. In addition to Apple's video stream, we will be updating this article with live blog...

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07:11
2015 WWDC Keynote live stream

Apple:WWDC15 is the epicenter of change. Experience the keynote live today at 10 a.m. PDT.Apple has already begun posting photos from outside the Moscone Center.∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:10
Philips announces that Hue Lights will be available...



Philips’ Hue Lights will get HomeKit support and be en route to you this fall.
Philips has also stated that the smart lights you already own will work with HomeKit and you won’t have to replace them to get them working with HomeKit.
The company released the following statement on its Facebook page:

Starting this fall we will take your lighting experience to the next level and unlock new features for your existing Hue lights. Stay tuned to learn how we will support you with any necessary upgrade to your system. More details will follow from September 2015 onwards.
HomeKit will include Siri-based support, which...

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07:07
The new Microsoft era: any developer, any app, any...

This year, Microsoft is making major investments in developer and cloud tools to move beyond Windows and bring great support to iOS developers and other popular platforms. As part of this focus, Microsoft is sponsoring Altconf this week and will be there to show you some of the cool new services and free tools to help you take your apps to the next level.I also want to thank Microsoft for sponsoring the Beard Bash party on Monday June 8th. Life may run on code, but we all know developers run on beer.If you cannot attend Altconf or the Beardbash, you can learn more about what is possible at http://AnyDevAnyApp.com....

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07:06
CNBC's Jim Cramer See's Younger People...

Jim Cramer, famous for his CNBC "Mad Money" segment was on TV this morning stating that "a lot of younger people that I met this weekend ...

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06:53
Tim Cook says lack of diversity in tech is ‘our...

Mashable:The day before Apple kicked off its annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), the company hosted a special orientation session for the recipients of its WWDC Scholarship Program — with a special surprise guest, CEO Tim Cook. Cook, who surprised the scholarship winners by making an appearance at the orientation session. He looked at apps, talked to the winners and took selfies.Good interview.∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:22
Apple Reportedly Working on a New High Speed Network...

According to a new report, Apple is reportedly assembling a high-speed network and upgrading how it builds data centers, a push to be more competitive with Amazon.com Inc., Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. in cloud services. Whether Apple will discuss this today or at a later date is unknown at this time.

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06:02
It's Showtime! Apple is Finally Set to take the...

On Friday we posted a report titled "The World Awaits the Big Apple Music Announcements coming this Monday that Could Rock the Music World Once Again," and this is likely to be Apple's Big Bang segment ...

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05:40
Philips says HomeKit coming to Hue in the fall,...


Philips has confirmed on Facebook that it will be adding HomeKit support to its iPhone-controlled Hue lighting system – and that existing lights will be compatible.
The post gives no specific details, but in response to a customer question about whether existing Hue lights will work with HomeKit, Philips confirmed that they will.

Yes, the solution we are working on will work with all your existing and new Hue lights. To get details about how your existing Philips Hue products will work with HomeKit, please follow us on Twitter or Facebook

The most likely approach is that Philips will offer a hub to act as a bridge between HomeKit and existing Hue products. The company says that it will...

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05:40
If the iPhone had been created in 1987

The iPhone is such a gorgeous slab of metal and glass, it's hard to imagine what it would have looked like in the days of beige plastic: the '80's and '90's. Unless you're artist Pierre Cerveau

Pierre imagined what the iPhone would have looked like if it had been created in 1987. Note the nine-pin DVI port on the bottom, and the heat vents on the back. It's actually kind of cute.

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05:29
WWDC News Hub/Live Blog: Apple announces iOS 9, OS X...


It’s Monday, June 8th and nearly time for Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference. We’ve already run down what we’re expecting from the conference, ranging from a significant iOS 9 update for iPads, iPhones, iPod touches with a focus on quality, an upgraded version of OS X with the same core focus, the new Apple Music streaming service along with the new iTunes Radio, and the native software development kit (SDK) for the Apple Watch. We’ll be following the news closely from before the keynote, during the event, and after the event, and we’ll be live updating this post with the latest information out of the WWDC Keynote.
You can find our live updates and analysis below, as...

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05:13
Apple Developer Portal goes down ahead of WWDC...


The Apple Developer portal has gone down ahead of Apple’s WWDC event later today, where Apple will announce its next-generation software platforms for Apple Watch, iOS and OS X. Posters from within the venue show that Watch OS will feature prominently as a newly rebranded as ‘watchOS’.

iOS 9, OS X 10.11 and watchOS will all require new SDKs and development tools for developers which is likely the cause for the developer portal going down. A new version of Xcode (following historical tradition) and Swift is also expected with the official Swift account teasing that they had something in the works a few days ago.

Sorry we've been quiet for a while. Working on something…
— Swift Language (@SwiftLang)...

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05:00
Sponsor: Marketcircle, introducing Billings Pro for...

Our sponsor this week is a company that has been a big name in small business software for Mac and iOS devices for many years -- Marketcircle. It's appropriate that a company whose products have always been available on the leading edge of Apple devices has recently introduced an Apple Watch companion app for Billings Pro

Professionals who charge for their services by the hour have made Billings Pro a must-have app for Mac and iOS devices. Now the team at Marketcircle has added an Apple Watch app, making it simple to track time spent with a client with a tap on your wrist. Need to generate an invoice? Within a moment, you can do so from the iOS or Mac apps.

Billings Pro for Apple Watch joins the rest of Marketcircle's fine family of products, including Daylite, a powerful...

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04:33
External Link: Tim Cook Takes the Blame for Apple’s...

Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with Mashable’s Christina Warren to discuss Apple’s diversity, or lack thereof. Apple’s first diversity report from last year showed that Apple’s workforce is 70 percent male. “I think it’s our fault — ‘our’ meaning the whole tech community. I think in general we haven’t done enough to reach out and show young women that it’s cool to do it and how much fun it can be,” Cook said. Cook hopes to increase Apple’s diversity by reaching out to female students and historically black colleges. Apple has also extended WWDC scholarships to STEM organizations in order to bring in more diverse attendees. 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...

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04:16
Fission 2.2.4

Updates the popular audio editor with a small but important collection of stability improvements. ($32 new, free update, 14.8 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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04:01
Apple's CEO Tim Cook: "Diversity is the...

In a report in April we noted that last December Apple bolstered the number of scholarships it will offer to aspiring attendees of the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco in June, as it sought to cultivate greater diversity in its developer community." Yesterday Apple's CEO made good on his promise ...

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04:00
Here’s why random apps automatically install on your...


This has been driving me crazy.
Shortly after visiting the App Store on my iPhone I’d notice several new watch extensions installed on my Apple Watch. I know that I didn’t explicitly install MindNode, Drafts and FitStar on my Watch, and I specifically selected “Choose later” when setting up my Apple Watch.
What gives?
If this has been happening to you, there’s a simple reason. The answer comes via Andy Gipetti on Twitter: if you update an iOS app (on your iPhone, for instance) and it has a watch extension, the new watch...

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04:00
DistilUnion Wally Wallet Case for iPhone 6 Plus

Distilunion wally wallet case for iphone 6 plus. photo ©2015, steven sande. all rights reserved.

If you took a look at last Saturday's Caturday post, then you'll recognize the case that I'm reviewing today. In that post, One of DistilUnion's beautiful working cats -- Louie -- was seen modeling a product from the accessory manufacturer: the Wally Wallet Case for iPhone 6 Plus ($49.99), now available in a stunning gray leather.

Now, I haven't been a fan of many wallet cases in the past, as they were either too bulky or used a stick-on material to glom onto the back of the iPhone. I have nothing against nano suction material other than when you review as many iPhone cases as I do, you're constantly pulling off that sticky material. 

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03:54
Troi Encryptor Plug-in for FileMaker 14 updated to...

Troi Automatisering (www.troi.com) has released Troi Encryptor Plug-in 3.0 for FileMaker Pro 14. It's an update of the tool for for securing your FileMaker data, exporting or emailing your data without risk and importing safely back into FileMaker.
Version 3.0 adds support for 64-bit architecture with FileMaker Pro 14. It also adds AES-256 bit encryption, up from 128-bit in earlier versions.
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03:34
Kool Tools: TS-453mini NAS

QNAP Systems' (www.qnap.com) quad-core TS-453mini is a 4-bay vertical NAS that suits non-spacious office environments thanks to its stylish glossy look, tool-less hard drive installation, simple RAM upgrade design, a quiet exhaust for heat dissipation and LED indicators with adjustable brightness controls.
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03:32
Global server shipments grow 13%

In the first quarter of 2015, worldwide server shipments grew 13 percent year over year, while revenue increased 17.9% from the first quarter of 2014, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com). 
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00:59
What’s new: April 2015

The April Office 365 updates includes new apps, integrations, security capabilities and opportunities for developers, along with enhancements to existing services and apps. There’s a new pocket scanner app for iPhone and Android phones and, for business users, there are new apps for automatic data insights, company videos, and personalized search and discovery. Improvements to OneNote, Office Mix and Sway make doing research and creating presentations easier than ever, while improvements to Outlook, Delve, and Power Query help keep you productive at work. Plus Skype for Business is here, the first partners are bringing add-ins to Outlook, and public previews of Data Loss Prevention capabilities in SharePoint, OneDrive for Business and Office 2016 applications are on the way. A new email filtering service, now in private preview, is expected to be available this summer. Leave us a comment to let us know what your favorite new feature is. If you missed last month’s updates, see...

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00:00
Office 365—deploying Office in your environment

Join us for another virtual event live from a Microsoft Technology Center to learn how to deploy office in your organization with Office Click-to-Run.

Office Click-to-Run, the Office Deployment tool, allows administrators to customize and manage Office 2013 Click-to-Run deployments. This tool helps administrators manage installations sources, product/language combinations and deployment configuration options for Office Click-to-Run.
Office Click-to-Run is a Microsoft streaming and virtualization technology that reduces the time required to install Office and helps you run multiple versions of Office on the same computer. The streaming technology enables you to download and begin to use an Office product before the whole product is installed on your computer. The virtualization...

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Sunday June 7

23:44
Tim Cook interview on diversity suggests women...


Mashable has conducted an interesting interview with Tim Cook on the eve of WWDC, one of Apple’s largest events of the year. Although WWDC is known for its product announcements, Apple will announce the next versions of iOS and OS X as well as a streaming music service, the interview revolved around Apple’s efforts on company employee diversity.
Asked about the lack of women at keynotes, Cook says “you’ll see a change tomorrow”. This suggests that women will indeed feature more prominently at Apple’s presentation. In the last ten years, the number of women at Apple’s events comes in at the low single digits, most recently Christy Turlington Burns. Apple’s developer sessions have better gender diversity in their speakers but these are viewable only by registered developers, not the general...

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19:59
Firefox 38.0.5 - Fast, safe Web browser. (Free)

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

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

Version 38.0.5: New

  • Keep track of articles and videos with Pocket
  • Clean formatting for articles and blog posts with Reader View
  • Share the active tab or window in a Hello conversation

Fixed

  • A race condition that...

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19:31
WWDC attendees greeted with jackets featuring Apple...

Attendees registering for Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference are being given a familiar jacket with a new flourish: text set in the company's new internally created San Francisco font, along with a clever reference to Apple's recently released Swift language.

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18:57
QuarkXPress 2015 11.0.0.1

Major new release for the professional graphic design and page layout software, with faster 64-bit architecture and the capability to create rich fixed layout ebooks. ($849 new, $349 upgrade, free update for version 11 licenses) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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14:22
The Logic Pros: How to create multi-layered synth...

The Logic Pros is a new regular series exploring all of the most interesting gadgets and software for making music on your Mac/iOS devices. If there is any gear you would like us to take a closer hands-on look at, let us know in the comments section below or shoot us an email.
In this week’s edition of The Logic Pros, we will be sticking with the basics to highlight one of Logic Pro X’s most helpful additions: Track Stacks. It is mainly used for organizational reasons and to provide a simple way to create sub-mixes inside your DAW, a technique that has been used by recording engineers/song makers for decades, and previous to Track Stacks, required a number of clicks to get up and running.
Most tutorials and articles online that showcase Logic’s macro, auto-grouping feature focus on the track management abilities and the ease with which Track...

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13:57
WWDC 2015 guaranteed to highlight growing gap...

While tech pundits have long insisted that Apple and Google are growing more alike as rivals in smartphone and tablet computing, this week's WWDC should provide clear evidence that Apple is on a completely different track compared to the Android train operated by its formerly close iPhone services partner.

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13:56
CrashPlan 4.2

Improves handling of individual files with large amounts of metadata and changes steps for restoring from a Friend destination (formerly Guest Restore). (Free with a 30-day trial of online backup service, 54 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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13:12
Carl Sagan's solar spacecraft finally deploys...

The Planetary Society's LightSail spacecraft just dodged another bullet -- the ground crew has not only regained contact with the Carl Sagan-inspired ship, but managed to deploy its sails. It's still not clear just what rendered the vessel silent las...

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12:00
Developers reflect on a year of learning, teaching,...


Apple first announced the Swift programming language at WWDC 2014, albeit in beta form. It was released alongside an extensive iBooks manual, and it was later discovered that Apple coded the WWDC app for that year’s conference in Swift without telling anyone. Sneaky.
Swift 1.0, the first non-beta version of the language, was released in September alongside iOS 8.0. Version 1.1 arrived a month later with OS X Yosemite, and version 1.2 came out in February. Each of these language tweaks was accompanied by an update for Xcode, and Apple has been working to improve the general speed and stability of Swift and Xcode itself throughout it all.
Now that the language has been around in one form or another for about a year, we checked in with a wide swath of iOS...

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11:28
NASA pushes back its latest flying saucer test

NASA's not having an easy time testing the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator that should eventually put big payloads on Mars. The agency has scrubbed all test flights this weekend due to weather, and now won't take the flying saucer-like balloon for...

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09:51
Watch the US Navy test its electromagnetic jet...

The US Navy's next-gen electromagnetic catapult for aircraft carriers works! Well, OK, the military hasn't exactly used it to launch an actual fighter jet yet, but a recent test has proven that it can handle 80,000 pounds of steel. The Navy has been ...

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09:00
Liveblog: Apple’s WWDC keynote starts at 10am...

Apple is kicking off its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Fransisco with its traditional opening-day keynote, and we'll be on the ground to liveblog the proceedings starting at 10am Pacific (1pm Eastern, 6pm UK) on Monday.
WWDC is always a launching ground for the next versions of iOS and OS X. Apple will share their biggest new features and the general direction for each release, will issue the first of half-a-dozen-or-so developer betas for both operating systems, and aim for a release in the fall. We'll also probably get an update on the Swift programming language and on the Apple Watch's native SDK.
Aside from that, pretty much anything is fair game. We could hear more about Apple's TV-related ambitions, or get new Mac hardware, or hear about the Spotify competitor Apple has built on the back of Beats...

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08:42
Why Apple and Google Made Their Own Programming...

Gamoid writes: This Business Insider article looks into the state of Google Go and Apple Swift, highlighting what the two languages have in common — and why tech companies would bother involving themselves in the programming language holy wars. From the article: "One fringe benefit for Google and Apple is that making your own programming language makes recruitment easier — for instance, since it builds a lot of its own server applications in Go, Google is more likely to hire a developer who's already proficient in the language since she would need less training."

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07:57
Sony Music chief says Apple's streaming service...

In case there was any doubt that Apple is unveiling its self-branded streaming music service at the Worldwide Developer Conference this week, one loose-lipped executive just let the cat out of the bag. Sony Music CEO Doug Morris told guests at the Mi...

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07:45
FileZilla 3.11.0.2 - Fast and reliable FTP client. (...

FileZilla (ported from Windows) is a fast and reliable FTP client and server with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface.Version 3.11.0.2: New Features

  • Implemented new date/time handling to solve issues with DST conversion
  • *nix: Official Linux binaries are now built for Debian Jessie
  • In passive mode transfer, the source IP of the data connection is now bound to the same source IP as the control connection

Fixed Vulnerabilities

  • Reject Diffie-Hellman Groups smaller than 1024 bits when using FTP over TLS to protect against the Logjam attack

Bug Fixes and Minor Changes

  • Fixed a potential crash if a connection gets remotely closed in the same moment a new connection is to be opened
  • Improved compatibility with servers sending pre-epoch timestamps
  • Fixed pt_BR translation
  • Do not bind the source IP address of the data connection if the server is not...

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07:38
Sony Music CEO Confirms Launch of Apple's Music...

An anonymous reader writes: Sony Music CEO Doug Morris said in an interview that Apple will announce a new music streaming service tomorrow at its World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC). The new Apple Music service will include subscription streaming music features as well as a revamped iTunes Radio service. "What does Apple bring to this?" Morris said. "Well, they've got $178 billion dollars in the bank. And they have 800 million credit cards in iTunes. Spotify has never really advertised because it's never been profitable. My guess is that Apple will promote this like crazy and I think that will have a halo effect on the streaming business. A rising tide will lift all boats," he added. "It's the beginning of an amazing moment for our industry."

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07:08
Apple will unveil streaming music service on Monday...

In the midst of an interview at the annual Midem conference in Cannes on Sunday, Sony Music CEO Doug Morris confirmed Apple's plans to unveil a streaming music service during next week's WWDC keynote address.

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07:06
WWDC Deals: Amazon knocks $125 off Apple's new...

Ahead of Apple's annual developers conference on Monday, two of the company's authorized resellers are offering the lowest prices we've seen on the new M370X-equipped 15-inch MacBook Pro ($2,374.99) and last year's 13" MacBook Air with 256GB of storage ($899).

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06:31
Sony Music CEO Confirms 'Apple Music'...

During an on-stage interview at the Midem Music Industry Festival in Cannes today, Sony Music CEO Doug Morris confirmed Apple will indeed be introducing its "Apple Music" streaming service at its Worldwide Developers Conference keynote tomorrow, according to VentureBeat. While numerous sources have indicated the service will be unveiled at WWDC, Morris' confirmation is notable as coming from a close friend of Apple's Jimmy Iovine and one of the parties involved in the negotiations for launching the service. Sony Music CEO Doug Morris (right) on stage at Midem (Chris O'Brien/VentureBeat) “It’s happening tomorrow,” Morris said during an interview at Midem in Cannes that primarily focused on his storied career in the music industry. A highlight of that career was a 37-year partnership with iconic producer Jimmy Iovine, who now is running Apple’s music services...

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06:08
Apple's "iCloud" is now a Registered...

The European Patent and Trademark Office revealed today that Apple's iCloud trademark application that was originally filed in May 2015 has now been officially awarded the status of Registered Trademark (RTM).

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06:00
Product Management: Shipping A Feature On Time

Feels gooood

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06:00
Inhabitat's Week in Green: hoverbikes, UFOs and...

Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.

A couple years ago, Elon Musk unveiled his vision for the future of long-distance travel: the Hyperloop, ...

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05:00
The biggest misconceptions about bitcoin (video)

Many mistakenly believe it's a company. Others say it is bound to be destroyed by regulators. In some circles, it has been described as nothing more than a conduit to buy and sell drugs.

As a relatively nascent technology, misconceptions about Bitco...

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04:48
Apple Pay is Reportedly Coming to the UK this Summer

During tomorrow's WWDC 2015 keynote we're bound to get an Apple Pay update that is likely to include a new rewards program. In addition, we're likely to hear that Apple Pay is coming to the UK ...

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04:01
Review: SanDisk Dual USB Drive connects with the 12-...

Cloud syncing services like Dropbox and iCloud Drive connect most of our devices nowadays, and AirDrop offers fast data transfer between Macs for smaller files… when it works. Physically moving files from one machine to another using a drive in the middle, or sneakernet, remains the most reliable way to quickly move files between Macs for many. Without a proper adapter, Apple’s 12-inch MacBook doesn’t fit into this workflow though. That’s where SanDisk’s Dual USB Drive (Reg. $49.99, Best Buy $39.99) comes into play.
Dual USB Drive conveniently works with both USB-C MacBooks and traditional USB ports on other Macs or PCs, all in a tiny package with plenty of storage…
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04:00
Review: Pad & Quill Timber Catchall and Luxury...

Pad & Quill is precisely the type of company qualified to make accessories for the Apple Watch. The Minneapolis company has been producing fine iPhone, iPad, and Mac accessories for years now, and the first handmade Pad & Quill Apple Watch accessories continue that level of quality. Today we’re checking out two wooden charging stands and two leather travel cases: the Timber Catchall, Luxury Pocket Stand, Roll Up Kit, and Luxury Travel Pouch for Apple Watch. Both charging stands have a distinct and rich look with features that differ from previous charging stands we’ve seen…

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03:43
Apple's HealthKit has yet to realize its...

Apple's HealthKit, especially with the newly launched Apple Watch, is a fantastic way for apps and services to share health and fitness data openly with one another. Unfortunately, Apple's own Health app is still being held back by short-sighted decisions some of the top fitness platforms, including my two favorites: RunKeeper and Fitbit.

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03:27
Sony Music CEO blabs on Apple’s streaming music...


In case you haven’t been following 9to5Mac’s comprehensive coverage of Apple’s imminent streaming music service, you can now take the word of one of the people involved in the negotiations. Sony Music CEO was quizzed about the Beats-based service at a conference this weekend and openly said ‘It’s happening tomorrow’, as reported by VentureBeat.

Recently, Apple partners have been considerably more open about discussing ‘private’ deals with the company. In regard to television, CBS CEO acknowledged working with Apple on a streaming TV deal...

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02:37
Simple geometric banners depicting iOS, OS X and ‘...


MacStories’ Federico Viticci has posted an interesting image of WWDC banners from the second-floor of Moscone West, the WWDC event venue.
These images show Apple highlighting its three platforms: iOS, OS X and watchOS. These banners do not follow the same pattern as previous years with dramatic photography in rectangular banners. These are more like full-height wall posters with simpler geometric logos. Each image has the name of Apple’s OS written in a light font-face (the image is not clear enough to see whether this is Sans Francisco) on a simple background of multicoloured translucent shapes.
What’s particularly striking about this photo is that it confirms a rebranding of Apple’s smartwatch operating system. On Apple’s current public marketing, the Apple Watch is described as running ‘Watch OS’. By these banners...

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02:05
Drones hunt illegal logging in Amazon rain forests

Drones have seen a lot of bad press and idiotic hype that has slowed their acceptance by regulators and the public. But let's not forget that they perform valuable services like search and rescue and inspection that can't be done any other way. A gre...

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Friday June 5

14:50
Why your favorite stores still don't support...

Apple Pay launched in October with high expectations and two core challenges: The limited number of people who can use it by virtue of which iPhone model they own, and the limited number of stores that accept the service. Apple has touted stats like this one: Apple Pay accounts for $2 of every $3 spent using contactless payments. It certainly sounds impressive. But Reuters surveyed 98 of the nation’s top 100 retailers (the remaining two sell online only) to find out just what those companies think of Apple Pay, and whether the service will ever gain widespread acceptance.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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23:47
This week on AppleInsider: Apple Music, TV delays,...

This week saw a flurry of last-minute rumors emerge about Apple's planned WWDC 2015 announcements -- including streaming music, and the absence of highly-anticipated TV offerings.

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20:24
Evernote 6.0.13

Popular information management app fixes several bugs. (Free, 64.1 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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16:13
Apple to allow limited WWDC streaming at AltConf

After threatening to pursue legal action against AltConf over plans to stream WWDC content at an unaffiliated conference, Apple on Friday agreed to grant limited access to keynote and Platforms State of the Union presentations.

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15:35
Apple reverses course, will allow AltConf to stream...


After using legal action to block alternative developer conference AltConf from streaming the Monday, June 8th Worldwide Developers Conference keynote to its attendees, Apple has reversed course and will allow the conference to go on as originally planned. In a phone call today, lead AltConf organizer Rob Elkin told us that Apple has now agreed to allow his conference to stream the WWDC Kickoff Keynote and the State of the Union address geared toward developers to his audience…

As we reported earlier this week...

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15:16
I’m getting these in-ear monitors

Future Sonics is hands down the best in the industry. This is the company that invented professional Ear Monitors, and they continue to care about your ears and the quality of sound you hear. I’m getting these.∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:19
Latest comScore data shows Apple increase lead as...

comScore today has released its latest data regarding smartphone market share. The analytics firm says that 188.6 million people owned a smartphone during a three-month period ending in April. That equates to 76.9 percent of the mobile market being made up of smartphones at this point. Apple, according to the data, further strengthened its lead. The company saw a 1.8 percent increase in market share this time around, going from 41.3 percent in January to 43.1 percent in April.

Of the top 5, LG is the only other manufacturer to see an increase, rising from 8 percent to 8.4 percent. Samsung, Motorola, and HTC all three saw a decline in market share. Samsung, still ranked number two, fell from 29.3 percent to 28.6...

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14:10
Apple reportedly horning in on corporate bond issues...

Apple is among an elite cadre of cash-rich tech companies buying up corporate debt as a way to grow their coffers without befalling U.S. repatriation taxes, a report said Friday.

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14:08
Oh HTC

HTC today introduced a 24-karat gold limited edition of the HTC One M9. There’s just a slight problem: One of the three photos depicting the new smartphone was taken with an iPhone.The most unfortunate photo taken in a while.∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:07
Gibson Custom Shop True Historic Les Pauls

I love shopping on The Music Zoo Web site. I want all of these.∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:34
ComScore: Apple was top U.S. smartphone manufacturer...

ComScore (www.comscore.com), a digital media analytics firm, says that, as of April, Apple ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer with 43.1% OEM [original equipment manufacturer] market share, while Google Android led as the #1 smartphone platform with 52.2% platform market share. Facebook ranked as the top individual smartphone app.
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13:30
AWT News Update: June 5, 2015

The lull before the storm of Apple news on Monday... here's what happened on National Doughnut Day:

  • Financial Times reports that Apple's new streaming music service will be called "Apple Music"
  • comScore shows that Apple increased its market share lead in the US capturing 43.1% of smartphone sales
  • The Cupertino Cops are playing hardball with AltConf
  • AWT will hold a Google Hangout on Monday to discuss the announcements made during the keynote

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Happy National Doughnut Day. I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for June 5, 2015.

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13:07
About the power tone on your MacBook when plugging...

Learn about the tone you hear when you plug in your MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015) to its AC power adapter.

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13:05
Ports and adapters for your MacBook (Retina, 12-inch...

Learn about the different ports and adapters for your MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015).

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12:54
Find out which SIM card your iPhone or iPad uses

Use the tables below to find out which SIM card your iPhone or iPad uses.

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12:51
Apple's iPhone gobbles up marketshare in U.S....

A fresh report published by comScore on Friday says Apple's share of the U.S. smartphone market grew nearly two percent during a three-month period ending in April, pushing iPhone's share of subscribers above 43 percent.

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12:13
The World Awaits the Big Apple Music Announcements...

When Apple unveils their new music streaming service at the Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday that's simply called "Apple Music," it'll largely leave behind its 15-year-old iTunes brand ...

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12:09
Apple to name streaming music service 'Apple...

Apple's new streaming music service -- likely to be announced at a Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on Monday -- will be called "Apple Music," and will use personalization to help set itself apart, a report said on Friday.

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11:35
Office 365 News Roundup

Almost every human endeavor—from sports to business—relies on teamwork. The idea that a group of people working together toward a common goal can accomplish more than any single person working alone is so widely accepted that it has become common wisdom among people everywhere. You already know that Office 365 is designed to help you be more productive—whether you’re working alone or as a member of a team. Teamwork is also a big part of what makes Office 365 so successful.
Microsoft recently teamed up with 20 new partners to make our productivity applications and services available on wide range of Android tablets. We also welcomed three new partners to the OneNote ecosystem...

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11:00
Subsidized AT&T iPhone no longer available...

Since the days of the first iPhone in 2007, Apple has sold the smartphone -- set up for AT&T service ---- as a subsidized purchase. In other words, you'd buy your iPhone for a discounted price with a 2-year AT&T contract, say $199 or $299, as opposed to $599 and $699 for a non-subsidized phone. Well, it appears that those days are over. Last night, Apple removed the option of purchasing a new iPhone on a two-year contract with AT&T from the online Apple Store. Instead, all purchases are now done with AT&T's Next plan using a monthly fee.

On the plus side, the Next plan makes it much more simple for iPhone fans to move to the newest model at the end of 12, 18 ,or 24 months by bundling the unsubsidized price of the phone with a service plan and then splitting that cost into a monthly fee. There's also no required down payment.

The pricing for a 16 GB iPhone 6 starts at $21.64 per month without a voice and data plan, while the 128 GB iPhone 6 Plus starts...

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10:47
∞ AltBeardBash at WWDC

It’s become somewhat of a tradition now—the AltBeardBash at WWDC is in its fourth year, and we have big plans for the event next week.As with previous years, entertainment will be provided by the Amazing Embarrassonic Human Karaoke Machine—these guys truly are amazing.While the party is an invite-only event, I always hold a few tickets for readers of The Loop and listeners of my two podcasts, The Dalrymple Report with Merlin Mann and Amplified. So, if you’ll be in San Francisco for WWDC and would like to attend the party on Monday night,...

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10:38
Scientists power a fitness tracker with household...

Wireless electricity transmission sounds... dangerous, but the ability to do it could transform the internet of things. Researchers from the University of Washington have charged a JawBone UP24 fitness tracker with nothing but ordinary WiFi. They not...

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10:34
Apple mulling reduced App Store fees for...

For the first time since the opening of the App Store, Apple is reportedly considering alterations to its revenue model that would see the iPhone maker's cut of subscriptions reduced to less than 30 percent.

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10:23
Apple Planning to Change 30/70 Pricing Formula for...

Apple is planning to alter its pricing formula for subscriptions in a major change that will benefit subscription-based apps and services like Netflix, Spotify, Hulu, and more, reports Financial Times. Apple is said to be considering changing the 30 percent fee that it currently charges and is discussing new commercial terms with media companies. At the current point in time, all apps and in-app subscriptions work on a 30/70 split. Apple gets 30 percent of what's paid for an app or service, while the company or developer offering the app gets a 70 percent cut. That means when someone purchases Netflix through the Netflix iOS app, Apple gets over $2 of the fee paid. At the same time, Apple has disallowed direct links to outside subscription sign up services within apps, ensuring it gets its fee. Apple's 30 percent subscription cut has been a sticking point for many companies,...

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10:15
What to expect from Apple at WWDC 2015

Didn't we just wrap up a developer conference? Never mind that -- Apple's WWDC kicks off in earnest on Monday, June 8th, and we'll be there to liveblog the finer points of the morning's keynote (and bring you some sweet hands-on coverage too, if we g...

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10:01
Popular SwiftKey third party keyboard adds diverse...

Previously available as a beta, the update is available to everyone today
SwiftKey, the popular alternative keyboard for iPhone and iPad, is out today with a big update that adds a ton of new emoji characters and other improvements.
SwiftKey version 1.3.3 includes support for choosing the skin tone of human emoji characters, adds new flag and family emoji, and even features the Vulcan Salute emoji without needing it add it yourself. Apple first brought these new emoji characters to the iPhone and iPad through iOS 8.3, although you need a workaround to add the Vulcan Salute.
The update also improves general performance, a common issue with third party keyboards, and reduces...

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10:00
Review: Incase’s DSLR Sling and Pro Packs are...

Eventually, pocket-sized cameras will compare in low-light performance to today’s large and expensive DSLRs. Although pro photographers will have moved on by then to even more powerful large cameras, the vast majority of people will see no need to carry big, heavy lenses and camera bodies around. The iPhone’s ascendance demonstrates that “eventually” is at least foreseeable, even though it’s not happening in the near term.
Serious photographers won’t be giving up their DSLRs any time soon, and in fact will be toting plenty of camera hardware — many times, along with a laptop — to any event or destination important enough to photograph properly. Over the years, I’ve learned that the “ideal bag” for my personal needs is one that can hold my camera, several lenses, and whichever MacBook I’m using. Having hunted for the ultimate carrying solution for both computer and photo gear, the best solutions I’ve found are made by Incase.
The bag I’ve used actively for the last three...

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10:00
Two Lightning power accessories: Tylt Ribbn and...

Your iPhone and iPad need power, and recent devices are equipped with the handy slimline Lightning adapter. When you get a new iOS device, it comes with the standard Apple Lightning cable and an AC adapter. But cables get lost or broken, so chances are quite good that eventually a replacement cable will be needed. Today I'm taking a look at two Lightning power accessories: the Tylt Ribbn 4.8A Car Charger (US$49.99) and the Scosche FlatOUT LED charge/sync cable ($19.99). Both of these accessories have one thing in common -- flat MFi (Made for iPhone/iPad) compliant cables.

Tylt Ribbn

The Ribbn might be pricy for a car charger and cable, but it has two things going for it -- first, a 3-foot (1 meter) flat ribbon cable is almost impossible to tangle and second, the ability to provide 4.8 Amps of current allows for fast charging...

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09:58
Upcoming 'Apple Music' Streaming Service...

Ahead of the introduction of Apple's new streaming music platform, Financial Times has shared some key details about the service, confirming it will be called simply "Apple Music." With the launch of the service, Apple will be largely abandoning its iTunes branding, using the name only for the online store. As has been previously shared, Apple will not be offering a freemium ad-supported listening tier like Spotify, and will charge $9.99 per month for the service. Apple plans to draw customers in by offering a three-month free trial, much longer than the 30 days competing services offer. Apple's new music service is built upon Beats Music, its existing subscription service that it acquired last year. Apple executives heavily lauded Beats Music's emphasis on human curation and...

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09:53
Apple reportedly looking to reduce 30% revenue cut...


A new report by the Financial Times suggests that Apple is looking to change the 70/30 revenue share for certain types of App Store apps. The report claims that Apple wants to change the way revenue is distributed between developers and Apple for music, video and news apps.
The report is a bit circumspect as the timing of the change does not seem to be related to any particular incident, although potentially Apple is forced into cutting the share due to potential anticompetitive complaints with Apple Music, to be announced next week.

Developers hoping to make more money as a...

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09:53
Watch these fabulous flying rays

BBC:Closely related to sharks but with long, flat bodies and wing-like pectoral fins, they are ideally suited to swooping through the water yet seem equally at home in the air, so much so that they have earned the name “flying rays”. Mobula rays can reach heights of more than two metres (6ft 6ins), remaining airborne for several seconds, but their landings are much less graceful, creating a loud bang as they belly-flop back into the sea.The video on this page is spectacular. I’d love to go scuba diving with this group but I’d be afraid of a 5.2 m (17 ft), 2,000 lbs ray landing on me.∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:48
Apple Online Store stops offering iPhone with 2-year...

Apple removed the option to buy an AT&T iPhone on a two-year contract from its online store on Thursday night, reflecting AT&T's wider shift away from two-year contracts.

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09:39
Duet 1.2.9 - Use your iPad as an external display. (...

Duet is the first app that allows you to use your iDevice as an extra display for your Mac using the Lightning or 30-pin cable. Note: This app requires a $14.99 iOS companion app.Version 1.2.9:

  • Fixes window closing bug

Download Now

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09:37
1TB Xbox One with new controller spotted on Amazon

I spy with my little eye an Xbox One with 500GB more storage and a controller with a built-in 3.5mm headset port. Amazon has what appears to be a placeholder page for a 1TB Xbox One bundled with the newly designed controller and Halo: The Master Chie...

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09:34
Skype 7.8.0.391 - Voice-over-internet phone and chat...

Skype allows you to talk to friends, family and co-workers across the Internet without the inconvenience of long distance telephone charges. Using peer-to-peer data transmission technology, Skype eliminates the central server as a middle manager. Today, millions of individuals and businesses are taking advantage of Skype's diverse communication features:

  • Free Skype-to-Skype
  • Landline and cellphone calling
  • SMS and instant messaging
  • Voicemail
  • Free video calls
  • Call forwarding to your phone when you're offline

Skype-to-Skype calls, video calls, and instant messaging are free, 24 hours a day, anywhere in the world. Users can make phone calls and send SMS messages at great value Pay-As-You-Go rates, or make unlimited calls to certain countries with a subscription.Version 7.8.0.391:

  • Full release notes can be found here:...

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09:18
Bold Poker for iPhone and iPad is your personal...

Deal with it.Thanks to Bold Poker for sponsoring The Loop this week.Bold Poker: Deal with it.∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:09
Apple Pay survey finds many retailers still...

Apple has invested a lot into its Apple Pay mobile payments solution since its launch last fall. Since launching in October, the payment method is already accepted at more than 700,000 retail locations, according to the company. Reuters today has published a new report in which Apple says that Apple Pay will be accepted by half of the top 100 merchants in the United States by the end of this year, with more planned in 2016. Currently, a fourth of the top 100 retailers support Apple Pay.
According to a retailer that Reuters contacted, Apple has been pushing its mobile payment service aggressively to retailers. The retailer, which remained anonymous and has no plans to accept Apple Pay, said this:
“They have been pushing hard and it’s been that way for months. They have called and tried to persuade us even after we...

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08:43
iFlicks 2.2.1

Improves the watch folder agent and adds more tag actions to rules. ($24.99 new, free update, 13.6 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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08:43
Amazon's Fire TV is a hit among US consumers,...

Its ability to do everything, from video-streaming to gaming, makes the Fire TV a solid home entertainment product. And people in the US are starting to take note of this. According to Strategy Analytics, an independent firm that researches the consu...

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08:31
Apple boots contractor Skanska from Campus 2 project...

Swedish contractor Skanska AB will reportedly not be allowed to continue working on Apple's multi-billion dollar "spaceship" campus once its current projects are completed, a move that could be related to rising costs and delays in construction.

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08:19
You can now Skype from your browser in the US and UK

If you like using Skype, but the only connection you have in Squankville, USA is at an internet cafe, now you have an option. Microsoft has opened Skype for Web (beta) to all users in the UK and US on Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari and Firefox. Pr...

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08:15
9to5Toys Last Call: 32GB Wi-Fi Flash Drive $30,...

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:

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08:00
The best handheld vacuum

This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a list of the best gear for your home. Read the original full article at TheSweethome.com

For small spills and tight spots that a regular vacuum can't reach, we recommend using the Black & Decker...

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08:00
Skype for Web Beta now open to US, UK users

Skype is an extremely popular way for people around the globe to connect to each other through messaging, audio calls, and video calls. But up until now, the service has always required a standalone application on your Mac. Back in March, Microsoft opened a beta of a web-based Skype service to a small number of users; now that beta has been opened to anyone in the US and UK.

To use Skype for Web Beta, users must either have a Skype account or sign up for one. The only software on your favorite Mac will be your browser (Safari, Chrome or Firefox are all supported) and a small browser plug-in. Pointing your browser to http://web.skype.com walks users through the setup process, after which they're ready to call friends and family around the world.

The experience of using Skype for Web Beta is surprisingly similar to that for the full-on Mac application, and I found it to work quite well for both video and audio calls...

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07:54
Apple Watch tips: How to use it as an iPhone camera...

Because the Apple Watch is an entirely new platform and interface, some of the more helpful functions of the device may not be readily apparent to new users, such as activating Apple Pay, taking screenshots, or using the remote camera shutter function.

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07:48
Retailers Cite 'Insufficient Customer Demand...

Despite Apple dubbing 2015 "the year of Apple Pay" in its January earnings call, a number of big-name retailers remain skeptical over the contactless payments service, according to Reuters. The service launched last October in the U.S. and has steadily gained support from numerous banks and retailers in the months since. Working through the National Retail Federation's top 100 United States merchants, of which Apple said "about half" would begin to accept Apple Pay this year, Reuters found the company's predictions may be "too optimistic," with many retailers remaining skeptical about Apple Pay.Since then, the company has...

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07:45
Killer Deal: Use $100 coupons to help knock $260+...

AppleInsider readers this month can take advantage of an exclusive offer from one of Apple's authorized resellers that allows instant discounts to be combined with a $100 coupon and $50 rebate, knocking a total of $260-$275 off every new 15" MacBook Pro configuration with AppleCare.

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07:44
Gaming hall of fame inducts 'Pong,' '...

The results are in. After a selection process that lasted nearly four months, the newly created World Video Game Hall of Fame has announced its first class inductees. Doom, Pac-Man, Pong, Super Mario Bros., Tetris and World of Warcraft were chosen by...

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07:42
Rumor: Apple taps AU Optronics to build 4-inch...

Supplier AU Optronics has secured a deal to produce screens for a future 4-inch iPhone, which may be in the works to ship in 2016, a report said.

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07:22
A drop of blood reveals almost every virus you'...

This stock image is just for illustration, you do not need this much blood to take the new test.

Every disease that you've ever encountered is cataloged within your DNA, and now a team from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute has worked out how to a...

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07:11
AppleInsider podcast talks WWDC, Apple TV, HomeKit,...

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Neil Hughes and Shane Cole as we discuss Apple's acquisition of augmented reality company Metaio, our WWDC predictions, Apple TV, and Apple HomeKit. Shane and Neil have a word to say on what they wish for Apple TV, and we have a special interview with Joe Dada, CEO of HomeKit accessory maker Insteon.

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07:00
Apple expands same-day courier options to online...

Apple has updated its online store with a quicker, same-day delivery option on select items ordered in certain zip codes. The new “courier delivery” option, which promises to deliver “on the same day, within four hours”, has been added today as an additional supported faster delivery method for items bought on Apple’s online store. Apple previously only offered guaranteed shipping services with additional fees that promised next day shipping or next day shipping before noon.
While Apple’s same-day courier option is extremely limited by item inventory and supported zip codes, the store pages for iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Apple TV now each mention the faster delivery option. Apple’s Shipping and Pickup documentation has also added the description for the...

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07:00
Going Android: How Nintendo could learn from Amazon

Nintendo may have quashed rumors that its next-generation "NX" console will run Android, but that isn't enough to stop the speculators. After all, the company has a history of denials that weren't entirely forthright. Remember how the console maker d...

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07:00
WWDC 2015: What to expect from this year's...

On Monday, June 8 beginning at 10 AM PT/1 PM ET, Apple executives will be taking to the stage at Moscone West in San Francisco to launch the 2015 Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC). We'll be providing coverage of all of the announcements as they happen through a Google Hangout, but today we're providing you with an idea of what we think will be the top items of discussion. 

Mac OS X 10.11

OS X 10.11 is expected to focus on system-level improvements that'll increase the stability of the Mac-based operating system. One area of improvement outside of performance tweaks may be Control Center, which could be overhauled with Bluetooth, WiFi and Do Not Disturb controls similar to iOS. 

iOS 9

Similar to OS X 10.11, iOS 9 also is expected to bring under-the-hood improvements for performance and stability purposes. Apple will likely continue its focus on smarter...

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06:30
Today in the App Store -- Minecraft, Hitman GO and...

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. Today’s notable apps include a discount on Hitman GO; the new Arpeggist; and an update to Minecraft. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

SAT Trainer - NerdCoach [$6.99 → Free] NerdCoach’s LSAT Trainer is a video-game inspired study tool that makes LSAT test prep fun and portable.

Slingshot Racing [$0.99 → Free] Behold a beautiful steampunk environment with ice tracks, grappling hooks, snowmen and more!

Funfair Ride Simulator 2 [$1.99 → Free] Did you ever control...

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06:27
Apple Store No Longer Sells iPhone With 2-Year...

Apple overnight removed the option to purchase a new iPhone on a two-year contract with AT&T on the Apple Online Store, eliminating the ability for customers to purchase an iPhone for a subsidized price of $199 or $299 through the carrier. Apple now sells iPhones on AT&T exclusively through the AT&T Next carrier financing program, while two-year contracts remain available through Verizon and Sprint. AT&T Next allows a customer to purchase a new iPhone for $0 down and make equal payments for 12, 18 or 24 months until the full price of the smartphone has been paid, at which point the device can be traded in for a new iPhone. The full price breakdown for each iPhone model on AT&T Next, available through both the Apple Online Store and Apple Retail Store, is listed below. iPhone 6 - 16GB: From $21.64/month - 64GB: From $24.97/month - 128GB: From $28.30/month iPhone 6 Plus - 16GB: From $24.97/month - 64GB: From $28.30/...

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06:23
External Link: Yahoo Dropping Services for Some...

Yahoo has announced that it’s dropping two services for older Apple devices on 15 June 2015: Yahoo Mail in the built-in Mail app for devices running iOS 4 and earlier and Yahoo Contacts syncing support for Macs running Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and earlier. Yahoo is also ending Yahoo Maps at the end of June, and will be discontinuing Yahoo Pipes on 30 August 2015, along with a few other services. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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06:15
How an astronaut shook hands with someone on Earth...

NASA astronaut Terry Virts is part of the current ISS crew, while ESA telerobotics specialist André Schiele is in the Netherlands. Thanks to two special joysticks with force feedback in both locations, though, they were able to "shake hands" during a...

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06:10
∞ Hound demo: Keep Siri in mind when you watch this

An impressive demo, a bit of what Siri could be.

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05:54
How to add spaces to your Mac’s Dock using Terminal

Peter Cohen, writing for iMore, talks you through the process of adding spacers into your dock, creating natural groupings for all your dock icons.∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:46
Apple Legal prevents AltConf from streaming WWDC...

Apple just sent AltConf a letter that, in effect, was a shot across their bow. Be sure to read the update at the bottom of the post, as well as the comments (some excellent points, well made).∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:16
Coming at WWDC 2015: New Apple Watch SDK, Quality-...


Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference is about to kick off. On Monday, June 8th, company executives will take the stage at San Francisco’s Moscone Center to provide their annual roadmap for Apple’s software, services, and devices.
Traditionally, Apple has used the conference to introduce major upgrades to the iPhone, iPad, and...

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Saturday June 6

23:03
Cornell's website can ID bird species through...

Casual birdwatchers may want to bookmark Merlin Bird Photo ID, a website created by Cornell University and the Visipedia research project. Thanks to powerful artificial intelligence techniques, the website can identify birds in photos you upload, so ...

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22:09
Apple Pay to reportedly land in UK by summer

A report on Saturday claims Apple is finalizing plans to launch Apple Pay in the UK later this summer, which would mark the in-house payments service's first international offering since rolling out in the U.S. last October.

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21:08
Wireless carrier support and features for iPhone in...

Choose your region to learn about the wireless carriers in your country.

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20:59
Duplicate Annihilator 5.7.6 - Find and delete...

Duplicate Annihilator takes on the time-consuming task of comparing the images in your iPhoto library using effective algorithms to make sure that no duplicate escapes. Duplicate Annihilator detects:

  • Duplicates
  • Imported thumbnails
  • Imported thumbnails of faces
  • Missing image files
  • Corrupt JPEGs

Version 5.7.6:

  • Bug fix: selecting best photo as original.
  • OS X 10.6 or later
  • iPhoto 5 or later

Download Now

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20:24
Amazon's voice-savvy Echo speaker now reads...

If you're the sort to wander around the house listening to audiobook versions of hot new novels, Amazon just made your day: it upgraded its voice-guided Echo speaker to handle Audible files. Much like a kid asking for a bedtime story, you only have t...

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18:16
'Better Re' Kickstarter finds a use for...

Better Re hasn't exactly smashed through the boundaries and who even knows if designer Enlighten is here to stay, but it did exceed its $50,000 Kickstarter goal for a project that's on the greener side of things. The idea is that the Better Re will r...

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15:00
Apple Music and the Terrible Return of DRM

An anonymous reader writes: Apple's rumored music streaming service looks set to materialize soon, and a lot of people are talking about how good it might be. But Nilay Patel is looking at the other side — if the service fits with Apple's typical mode of operation, it'll only work with other Apple products. "That means I'll have yet a fourth music service in my life (Spotify, Google Play Music, Prime, and Apple Music) and a fourth set of content exclusives and pricing windows to think about instead of just listening to music." He points out Steve Jobs's 2007 essay on the state of digital music and notes that Jobs seemed to feel DRM was a waste of time — something forced on Apple by the labels. "But it's no longer the labels pushing DRM on the music services; it's the services themselves, because locking you into a single ecosystem guarantees you'll keep paying their monthly subscription fees and hopefully buy into the rest of their ecosystem. ... Apple Music might be available on...

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14:57
Apple Wins 15 Design Patents in Hong Kong Covering...

Yesterday the Hong Kong patent Office awarded Apple fifteen design patents with the majority of them covering various parts of the Apple Watch including ....

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13:58
Apple Pay for U.K. announcement could happen at WWDC...


Apple is planning to announce support for Apple Pay in the United Kingdom during its Monday Worldwide Developers Conference kickoff keynote, according to a report from The Telegraph. The report adds that the service will go live in the U.K. two months. Mike Cowan, an executive at MasterCard, told the publication that his company is “absolutely” ready to support Apple Pay abroad. The U.K. will likely mark the first international expansion of Apple Pay since its launch in the United States last fall…

Last year, reports claimed that Apple...

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12:59
Valve starts handing out HTC's VR headset to...

If you're one of the fortunate few software developers to have scored HTC's Vive virtual reality headset, you'll want to keep an eye out for a delivery truck in the near future. Valve has confirmed that it's shipping the Vive Developer Edition to a "...

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12:48
The First Lawsuit Involving the Apple Watch has been...

Apple has been sued by a Missouri patent troll for infringing their acquired patent relating to a smartwatch. According to MASA LLC, a letter was sent to Apple ...

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11:42
Review: Phiaton's BT 220 NC earbuds may sound...

Phiaton's BT 220 NC earbuds will certainly do the job for people who need a pair of Bluetooth headphones for their iPhone or iPad, but some basic inconveniences keep it from being something to recommend.

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11:10
Why online harassment is still ruining lives -- and...

In 2010, Anthony Elonis threatened his estranged wife by writing rants on his Facebook page such as, "There's one way to love you but a thousand ways to kill you. I'm not going to rest until your body is a mess, soaked in blood and dying from all the...

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10:30
Apple may change its 30/70 revenue split for media...


The Financial Times reported on Friday that Apple is in talks with media companies to revise the traditional, across-the-board 30/70 revenue split that Apple imposes on sales of media within its ecosystem.
For the last decade, Apple has taken 30% of the revenue that app developers, publishers, and subscription services make on iOS. But sources told the Financial Times that Apple is considering taking less than that on content purchases, especially through Apple TV and Newsstand. App store terms will remain the same for developers, but media subscription services like Hulu and HBO Now, as well as publishers like Time, The New York Times, and Conde Nast, could stand to benefit. (Disclosure: Ars Technica is owned by Conde Nast).
“Changing Apple’s terms of trade could improve the economics of online...

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09:30
Hackers in giant federal breach got 30 years of...

Just how bad was the hack that compromised the info of 4 million US government workers? Exceptionally bad, if you ask anonymous officials talking to Reuters. They understand that the Office of Personnel Management breach exposed data going as far bac...

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08:00
Opinion: How Apple could improve three key areas of...

The App Store has been around since iOS 2.0 (back when iOS was still called iPhone OS), and has undergone a variety of changes since it was launched. Aside from countless new features that have been added over time, the store has also seen several redesigns.
With iOS 9 set to be announced on Monday, let’s take a look at some ways Apple could simplify the App Store interface while making it more consistent with other apps and adding some much needed functionality tweaks.

Inspiration
First there are a few main points that need to be addressed to help you understand where some of these ideas and changes are coming from. Earlier this year Apple started seeding beta versions of its...

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08:00
Dear Veronica: Behind the scenes with Sirron Norris

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Sirron Norris is an incredible artist based i...

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07:26
SpamSieve 2.9.20

Improves the spam filtering utility’s filtering accuracy and launch agent process. ($30 new, free update, 14.2 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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07:00
Android's deviant identities

Google's Android Open Source Project (AOSP) rolled out in 2007 with the goal of creating a unified framework for mobile operating systems and, in turn, expediting the development of mobile products. The core of the code was open to everyone, but to h...

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06:26
Samsung's Possible Killer Smartphone could...

Samsung's winning hand against Apple's iPhone in the past was their phablet known as the Galaxy Note and specifically Apple not responding to this challenge in a timely manner. With the iPhone 6-Plus now rocking key Asian markets Apple is firmly ahead of Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge sales. In order to get their shine back, Samsung is reportedly thinking of reviving their ....

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06:00
Caturday: DistilUnion's working cats

Pemba from DistilUnion. Photo via Instagram by Lindsay Windham.

This week, we're giving you a look at two of the office cats at design house and accessory manufacturer DistilUnion, Pemba and Louie. Here's what one of their human office mates, Lindsay Windham, had to say about the feline co-workers:

“So, here’s one of DJ Pemba taking control of the iPod classic on our “vintage” Apple HiFi. This beauty is still our all-time favorite looking speaker, and we’ve kept it fresh by connecting it to the Apple AirPort so we can stream tunes from our iMacs. It’s a musical Apple paradise, basically.

And have I updated you: we now have gray Wally Cases?! It’s my favorite leather so far (and not just because they match the studio kittens – modeled here by Louie.”

Louie from DistilUnion. Photo via Instagram by Lindsay Windham

As a person who also works with office cats, I know just how productive and...

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05:30
Recommended Reading: Russia's professional...

Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.

The Agency
by Adrian Chen...

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05:00
Review: Griffin iTrip AUX is the 3-in-1 car audio,...

Given the widespread adoption of Bluetooth wireless for in-car telephone calling and music streaming, it would be easy to write off Lightning connector-equipped car accessories as… decreasingly important. Any recent car with Bluetooth audio probably also has a USB port built in for Apple device charging and audio output, letting many people integrate iPhones, iPods, or iPads with cars using nothing more than a budget Lightning-to-USB cable.
But that’s not true for everyone. At CES in January, Griffin showed two new car accessories designed to help Apple users whose cars lack USB ports and Bluetooth. iTrip Bluetooth (aka iTrip Bluetooth Aux) hit stores a couple...

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03:34
Amazon is hiring developers for its first PC game

Amazon's ambitions for gaming apparently go quite a bit beyond the mobile space and "hit" consumer hardware. The e-commerce juggernaut is looking for folks to help flesh out the development team of its first PC game and placed a job posting on Gamasu...

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02:45
Today in the App Store -- 2Do, iWatermark+ and Sago...

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. Today’s notable apps include a discount on 2Do; the new Sago Mini Boats; and an update to iWatermark+. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

StarMap 3D+: Guide to the Night Sky, Planets, Constellations, and Astronomy [$2.99 → Free] StarMap 3D Plus is the portable star atlas for beginners or advanced astronomers.

iTooch 4th Grade | Math, Science and Language Arts exercises for 4th graders [$9.99 → $3.99] With more than 4,500 exercises, iTooch 4th Grade is a new and fun way of practicing and learning Maths, Language Arts and Science for 4th Graders.

...

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01:18
Wireless carrier support and features for iPhone in...

Choose your region to learn about the wireless carriers in your country.

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01:11
Wireless carrier support and features for iPhone in...

Choose your region to learn about the wireless carriers in your country.

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01:03
Netflix is coming to Spain, Italy and Portugal in...

Netflix wants to grow from servicing its current list of 50 countries to 200 in the next couple of years and now we know three of the new ones coming soon. Earlier this week it added Spain to the list, followed up by Italy, and today it announced Por...

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00:58
Unable to use Apple Push Notification service (APNs)

When a device is connected to Wi-Fi and does not have a cellular data account or a cellular data signal, push notifications are not received.  

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Tuesday June 16

03:02
Kool Tools: Acronis Access Connect

Acronis has unveiled Acronis Access Connect – its latest file and print sharing solution for SMBs and enterprises.
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Thursday June 4

12:43
How to use Maps on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

You can use Maps to find your location, use turn-by-turn navigation, and see real-time traffic information. Learn how to use these features and more on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Wednesday June 3

13:45
Aperture 3: Using a unified photo library with...

With Aperture 3.3 or later you can directly open and work with libraries from iPhoto 9.3 or later.

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13:40
iCloud security and privacy overview

Apple takes data security and the privacy of your personal information very seriously. iCloud is built with industry-standard security practices and employs strict policies to protect your data.

| Read more »
13:36
Mac Pro (Mid 2012 and earlier): Frequently Asked...

This document contains frequently asked questions (FAQ) regarding the Mac Pro RAID Card and the Xserve RAID Card, with answers to those questions.

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13:23
OS X: If you're unable to use Dictation or type...

Dictation and the accent menu might not work when Webroot SecureAnywhere is installed.

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13:21
Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4: Install on...

Follow the steps below to install Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, and Compressor 4 on multiple Mac systems using Apple Remote Desktop, NetInstall, or NetRestore.

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13:18
Logic Pro X, MainStage 3: Deploying across multiple...

Follow the steps below to deploy Logic Pro X or MainStage 3 across multiple Mac systems using Apple Remote Desktop, NetInstall, or NetRestore.

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12:43
If you see duplicate bookmarks after setting up...

Learn what to do if you see duplicate bookmarks on your Mac or PC after setting up iCloud Bookmarks.

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09:22
About the new iWork for Mac: Features and...

Learn about the new iWork for Mac.

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09:03
Logic Pro X: Using and saving patches

Learn more about patches which are a new setting type in Logic Pro X.

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07:57
About the security content of Safari 8.0.3, Safari 7...

This document describes the security content of Safari 8.0.3, Safari 7.1.3, and Safari 6.2.3. 

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07:53
About the security content of OS X Mountain Lion v10...

This document describes the security content of OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.4 and Security Update 2013-002, which can be downloaded and installed via Software Update preferences, or from Apple Downloads.

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07:47
Use Photos and iCloud Photo Library on multiple Mac...

Photos works with iCloud Photo Library so you can access your photos and videos on all your Mac computers. 

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Tuesday June 2

18:20
OS X Mavericks: Supported digital camera RAW formats

Learn which digital camera RAW formats are supported by OS X Mavericks.

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14:04
Import photos and videos from your iPhone, iPad, or...

Learn how to import media you've captured or saved on your iOS device to your computer.

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13:52
If your Xsan volume does not start after enabling...

Learn what to do if you see an Xsan-related panic in your server logs that mentions an Inode version mismatch.

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13:47
If Safari displays a blank page or unexpectedly...

You might not be able to load a website or webpage, or maybe Safari quits unexpectedly while you're using it. These steps can help.

| Read more »
13:46
If your Health data doesn't update on your...

You might notice that the Health app isn't logging your stats, like the number of steps you've taken, flights you've climbed, or distance you've walked or run.

| Read more »
13:33
Set up and use HomeKit-enabled accessories with your...

With HomeKit, you can use your iOS device to control any of the "Works with Apple HomeKit" accessories that you have in your home, like lights, locks, thermostats, smart plugs, and more.

| Read more »
13:32
Find accessories that work with Apple HomeKit

You can control any of these HomeKit-enabled accessories in your home using your iOS device.

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13:21
OS X Server: How to renew expired push certificates

If the certificate you use with the Apple Push Notification service (APNs) has expired, you can renew it using OS X Server.

| Read more »
08:46
Migrate from redemption codes to managed...

Organizations that participate in the Volume Purchase Program (VPP) can choose between two different distribution methods for each VPP transaction: managed distribution or redeemable codes.

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08:23
OS X versions and builds included with Mac computers

Learn which OS X versions (builds) originally shipped with or are available for your computer.

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08:20
If you lost or forgot your firmware password

Learn what to do if you don't remember the firmware password you set on your Mac or if you see a password when you try to select a startup volume.

| Read more »
06:49
Final Cut Pro X: Importing a range selection of iPod...

When importing a range selection of iPod or MP4 video media, the resulting imported clip may play back as only a still frame.

| Read more »
06:23
If you get an error when trying to activate iMessage...

Before you can use iMessage or FaceTime, you need to activate them. If you get an error message when you try to activate iMessage or FaceTime on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, this article can help.

| Read more »
06:01
If restoring from an iTunes or iCloud backup...

If you can't restore from an iCloud or iTunes backup because you need to update to a newer version of iOS, follow these steps.

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Thursday June 11

03:04
Kool Tools: iNotepad

Apimac's iNotepad is a new app for Mac OS X that let you write and manage hundreds (or even thousands) of texts in one single document. With it, you have everything in one place
Every document in iNotepad may contain hundreds or thousands of texts. For example all the reviews that you wrote for your blog or all the research papers that you wrote for college in the last few years.
read more

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Monday June 1

15:13
Isolating an issue by using another user account

When isolating issues and/or troubleshooting software issues in OS X, you might want to use a different user account. Learn how to use this technique to narrow down the cause of an issue.

| Read more »
15:07
iPod won't turn on

Find out what to do if your iPod won't turn on. Several things could prevent iPod from turning on. Check each cause in this order to find out what's wrong.

| Read more »

Saturday May 30

15:07
Mac OS X v10.5, v10.6: How to back up and restore...

Learn how to back up and restore your files in Mac OS X v10.5 or 10.6.

| Read more »

Friday May 29

10:27
OS X Server: Enabling and disabling email auto-...

OS X Server's Mail server feature can automatically forward email for users.

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Thursday May 28

15:22
If Messages quits unexpectedly after you get a text...

Apple is aware of an iMessage issue caused by a specific series of unicode characters and we will make a fix available in a software update. Until the update is available, you can use these steps to re-open the Messages app.

| Read more »
14:53
Apple Portables: Troubleshooting MagSafe adapters

Learn how to troubleshoot one or more of the following MagSafe adapter symptoms.

| Read more »
07:42
Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation): Troubleshooting...

When connecting to or using a Wi-Fi network with Apple TV, you might occasionally encounter the following issues.

| Read more »
07:05
Turn off the auto-fill option in Photos projects

Photos can automatically select and place pictures within projects you create. To turn off this option while you work on a project, follow these steps.

| Read more »
06:56
Get help with your iCloud Photo Library

After you turn on iCloud Photo Library, every photo and video you take will live in iCloud. Learn more about how to manage your iCloud Photo Library, find missing photos and videos, and delete the ones you don’t want anymore.

| Read more »
05:52
Move content from your Android phone to iPhone

Ready to make the switch to iPhone? Here are some tips for moving your photos, music, documents, and more from your Android phone to iPhone.

| Read more »

Wednesday May 27

18:45
Cameras supported by Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro X is designed to work with a wide range of video recording devices, including camcorders, digital still cameras, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

| Read more »
15:48
How to find the serial number of your MacBook Pro

The serial number is on your computer, in OS X, and in several other places.

| Read more »
13:43
Mac Basics: Multi-Touch gestures

Tap, scroll, pinch, and swipe your way through your Mac with Multi-Touch gestures, directly controlling what’s on your screen in a more fluid, natural, and intuitive way.

| Read more »
10:37
Adobe Flash Player updates available for OS X on May...

Adobe Flash Player updates address a recently identified Adobe Flash Player web plug-in vulnerability.

| Read more »
06:53
iOS 8: Wireless roaming reference for enterprise...

iOS 8 introduces important changes that improve roaming behavior and efficiency in enterprise environments. This document details the most important aspects of the decision making process.

| Read more »

Tuesday May 26

13:50
If you see Error 3194, Error 17, or 'This...

If iTunes can’t communicate with Apple's software update server, you might see one of these messages.

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