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Wednesday June 1

11:11
Apple's 2017 iPhone May Feature Dual-Curve OLED...

Though the 2017 iPhone is more than a year away from launching, we're already hearing non-stop rumors about the device due to the major design changes Apple is expected to introduce. The latest rumor, coming from IHS analyst Kevin Wang, suggests the 2017 iPhone will include a dual-curve OLED display that covers the left and right edges of the device.

On Chinese social networking site Weibo (via PhoneArena), Wang said Apple will release a device with sloping edges similar to the Vivo XPlay 5 or the Galaxy S7 Edge.

Kevin Wong's exact words are that after Vivo outed the Xplay 5 with its 5.4" OLED screen that slopes to the sides like on the S7 edge, there will be more manufacturers using this technique, including Apple with next year's iPhone.Apple is already rumored to be using flexible OLED displays for the 2017 iPhone, which will be necessary for any kind of...

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11:01
Jeff Bezos reveals why he kicked Apple TV, Google...

“[W]hen we sell those devices, we want our player — our Prime Video player — to be on the device, and we want it to be on the device with acceptable business terms,” he said. “You can always get the player on the device. The question is, can you get it on there with acceptable business terms?”∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:56
StarTech debuts Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt adapter

StarTech.com has announced that it says is the first Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt Adapter on the market, which bridges new Thunderbolt 3 computers to Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 peripheral devices. This gives users the ability to connect their Thunderbolt 3 computers to the ecosystem of Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 devices.
 
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10:49
Akitio announces 4-Bay Thunderbolt 3 storage device

Akitio has announced the $429.99 Akitio Thunder3 Quad (http://tinyurl.com/hlt8m3v), which the company says is the industry’s first 4-bay, Thunderbolt 3 storage device. It offers fast transfers with the added flexibility of a DisplayPort video output in a form factor small enough for a desktop.
The Thunder3 Quad can deliver transfer speeds of up to 1375 MB/s while simultaneously providing two 4K video streams to connected displays. It’s designed for consumers and professionals who desire high speed external storage and/or video streams in one connection, according to Akitio.
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10:21
Press invites sent out for WWDC keynote

Apple has announced to members of the press that its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) keynote will take place on June 13 at 10 a.m. (Pacific) at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.
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10:20
WWDC keynote to take place on June 13 at 10 a.m. (...

Apple has announced to members of the press that its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) keynote will take place on June 13 at 10 a.m. (Pacific) at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.

WWDC 2016 runs June 13-17 and will spotlight the future of OS X, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS. According to Apple, the Keynote and State of the Union “promise exciting reveals, providing inspiration and new opportunities to continue creating the most innovative apps in the world.” The most remarkable developers of the year will be honored at the Apple Design Awards.

Click here to learn more.

Aurora HDR: The only Mac app you'll need for High Dynamic Range photography

 

 

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10:10
Apple Campus 2 Drone Video Shows Progress on Main...

Apple is expected to wrap up construction on its second campus at the end of 2016, so there are six months of work to go. As the deadline approaches, work is continuing on, as seen in a new campus construction update shared by drone pilot Duncan Sinfield.

Over the course of the last month, Apple has continued adding more massive curved glass windows to the main ring-shaped building. Because the windows are so large, it's taking Apple several months to get them all in place. Additional window shades and solar panels are also going up, and it looks like it'll be a few months more before work on the main building wraps up.

Both the auditorium and the two massive parking garages are nearing completion, and solar panel installation is largely finished on the roof of the parking structures. The fitness center is still being worked on, and the Tantau research buildings are looking more polished.

Parking tunnels...

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10:10
TrendForce: iPhone 7s will sport expanded storage...

According to the global research firm TrendForce, Apple has settled on most of the specs for the next iPhone, which, like the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, will come in two sizes: 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches. The major hardware highlights include expanded storage for all models and dual-camera specifically for the 5.5-inch model. 

The iPhone 7 — picked here in fanciful mock-ups — will be generally consistent with its predecessor appearance-wise, according to the research group On the whole, the market keeps a conservative outlook on the annual iPhone sales for this year. TrendForce’s latest analysis puts this year’s iPhone production volume at 216.5 million units, down 8.2% from 2015.

Apple will hold on to LPDDR4 and the 5.5-inch model of iPhone 7 will be first in the series to carry 3GB of memory, the research group predicts. As the latest generation of mobile DRAM, LPDDR4 will continue to serve the iPhone 7 as it did for iPhone 6s....

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10:02
Myspace Crowned King of Mega Breaches, With More...


Myspace and Tumblr this week emerged as the latest in a string of mega breaches that resulted in the theft of millions of user IDs -- not just recently but years ago.
"Over the period of this month, we've seen an interesting trend of data breaches," wrote security researcher Troy Hunt, operator of the Have I Been Pwned website. "Any one of these four I'm going to talk about on their own would be notable, but to see a cluster of them appear together is quite intriguing."

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09:58
Forecast says Apple iPhone shipments will drop to...

iPhone shipments may actually slip from about 232 million in 2015 to 227 million this year, marking the first such decline in Apple history, according to a research forecast published on Wednesday.

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09:56
IDC: iPhone market share to grow from 26% in 2016 to...

According to a forecast update from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone shipments are expected to grow 3.1% in 2016, which is a substantial slowdown from the 10.5% growth in 2015 and 27.8% in 2014. 

Apple is expected to face its first down year for iPhone in 2016 with shipments dropping from 232 million in 2015 to 227 million in 2016, according to the research group. The expected decline of 2% year over year is...

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09:41
Apple Sends Press Invites for June 13 WWDC Keynote...

Apple today invited members of the press to attend the keynote event for its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, set to take place from June 13 to June 17. The keynote will be held on June 13 at 10:00 a.m., the standard start time for Apple's media events.

It will take place at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, a venue able to hold more attendees than Moscone West, where the event has taken place in past years.

Apple is expected to launch new versions of iOS and OS X, along with new versions of tvOS and watchOS, its two newest operating systems. There's also a possibility we could see the debut of new hardware products, and much of the Mac line is in need of an update.

iOS 10 and OS X 10.12 will be the...

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09:00
Gain enhanced visibility and control with Office 365...

The cloud offers many security benefits to organizations, but also raises new security considerations. It can also add to existing ones such as shadow IT, the use of software that is not formally sanctioned by the organization. Today, we are thrilled to introduce Office 365 Advanced Security Management, a new set of capabilities powered by Microsoft Cloud App Security—to give you greater visibility and control over your Office 365 environment.
Advanced Security Management includes:

  • Threat detection—Helps you identify high-risk and abnormal usage, and security incidents.
  • Enhanced control—Shapes your Office 365 environment leveraging granular controls and security policies.
  • Discovery and insights—Get enhanced visibility into your Office 365 usage and shadow IT without installing an end point...
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08:52
The Figurative Version of "Works with Apple...

Apple filed for a trademark covering their figurative version of "Works with Apple CarPlay" back in January 2015. Today the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office ...

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07:41
iPhone 7 Series Said to Have 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB...

Following a recent report claiming the iPhone 7 will ship with at least 32GB base storage, with Apple dropping the infamous 16GB model, research firm TrendForce adds that the mid-tier 64GB storage option may be replaced with 128GB alongside a new 256GB version at the high end of the lineup.Apple is likely to make changes to the storage options for iPhone 7. The 64GB version, which has been the most popular option in previous generations, may be discontinued and replaced by the 128GB version, though this decision has yet to be finalized. On the other hand, Apple is certain to raise the maximum storage option to 256GB so that iPhone 7 will have the highest NAND Flash density of the entire series.The new storage options would henceforth be 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB, although the report...

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07:01
Massive library of 3D objects: Rotate to view you...

From the PixelSquid site:Browse thousands of objects in our library, spin for the right angle, and then download a PNG or layered PSD with perfect transparency. With PixelSquid objects, you’ll never need to spend your time masking.Great concept. Worth a look.∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:00
2016 Could be a Huge Year for Smartwatches in China...

In a recent survey of the China smart watch market, "ABI Research found that close to 67% of respondents plan to buy a smart watch in the next 12 months. The heightened demand is due to ...

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06:54
Rumor: iPhone 7, 7 Plus could see storage capacities...

Apple’s next-gen iPhone may see an increased storage capacity up to 256 gigabytes.
The rumor comes from research firm TrendForce, which reported on Wednesday that Apple has “settled on most of the specs for the next iPhone.” Most of the details they shared have already been reported, including 3 gigabytes of RAM exclusive to the larger 5.5-inch “iPhone 7 Plus.”
The report revealed that Apple is looking to offer a high-end 256 gigabyte capacity for the next-gen iPhone. In addition, the 256-gigabyte option will reportedly be available for both the “iPhone 7” and the larger Plus variant.

TrendForce’s report hinted that the 256 gigabyte option is a possibility, but did not indicate whether Apple will discontinue the 64-gigabyte capacity and replace it with the 128...

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06:46
Tension Software announces Menu Calendar 1.0 for OS X

Tension Software has introduced Menu Calendar 1.0 for Mac OS X. The tool makes a small calendar available under the menu bar in any running app.
Clicking Menu Calendar’s icon under the menu bar not only shows a small standard calendar that you can use to navigate inside any month, it also makes available a small area under the calendar for date calculation. You can add (or subtract) days, months, years and the app will instantly show the resulting day.
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06:40
Apple working on first Taiwanese bond sale, new...

Apple is exploring a new bond sale in Australia in light of a successful offering last year, and is also looking at launching its first-ever Taiwanese bonds, a report said on Wednesday.

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06:36
NetMarketShare: OS X and iOS market share dip in May

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

According to the report, among desktop operating systems, Mac OS X had 8.52% of the global market share in May, down from 9.2% percent in April (that’s global market share; in the US it’s over 13%). April’s 9.2% was an all-time high, according to NetMarketShare’s measurements. Windows remains dominant with 89.69% as of May.

iOS had 23.10% of the mobile operating system market share in May, down from 28.62% in April. This compares to 70.85% for Android, 2.57% for Windows Phone, and 1.50% for Java ME. The all-time high for iOS was in July 2012 with 65.94%

NetMarketShares’ monthly surveys don’t measure market share in terms of computer systems sold. Instead they sample data from visitors to some 40,000 web sites operated by their clients. And note that NetMarketShare’s numbers don’t...

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06:30
Analyst: iPhone 7 is ‘sitting in front of a massive...

In a note to investors (as obtained by Business Insider) from BMO Capital Markets analyst Tim Long and his team, the iPhone 7 is “sitting in front of a massive wave of untapped sales.”

Long says Apple has the largest base of existing users it has ever had, and those whose phones are at least two years old form the largest percentage of those users in years. Twenty-five percent of the "installed user base" is poised for an upgrade, the analyst believes. That’s an audience of 120 million phones.

According to Business Insider, Long went back through the history of all iPhone sales and calculated that on average 17% of users upgrade as soon as the next year's model comes out; 58% upgrade a year after that; and 22% the year after that. Only 2% of users hang on longer. However, the analyst predicts...

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06:13
Apple Pay now supported by Canada’s ‘Big Five’ banks

Apple Pay users in Canada have three more banking options now that Apple has rolled out support for the country's remaining "Big Five" banks (BMO, TD and Scotiabank), according to The Toronto Star.

In May Apple announced had inked deals with the big banks, as well as Interac and credit card companies to bring the digital payment service to Canada. CIBC and RBC launched the app May 10, the day the announcement was made, but the rest of the banks said they’d be ready to launch in June.

As of today, BMO, TD and Scotiabank, join the others. All of the Big Five banks, as well as Alberta-based ATB and Canadian Tire are also launching in-app payments for credit cards, which will allow users to make online payments to retailers on their iPads and iPhones using apps, notes The Toronto Star.

Six countries now have Apple Pay support: Canada, the U...

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06:00
Native Union introduces stylish Italian leather...

Native Union makes some really well designed accessories for Apple products, and TAG is the latest to join its collection. TAG is a stylish Lightning cable meant to look attractive enough to carry on your key chain or loop around your bag.
more…Filed under: Tech Industry Tagged: Lightning, Native Union ...

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05:44
Apple planning $1B bond launch in Foxconn’s home...

If an unconfirmed Reuters report is correct, Apple could be tapping Taiwan for more than just components and assembly – it is also looking to raise capital from the island.

Apple Inc plans to issue bonds in Taiwan for the first time with the aim of raising $1 billion, sources familiar with the matter said, joining a queue of big global names that have sold billions of dollars on the island’s busy debt market.

more…Filed under: AAPL Company Tagged: AAPL, AAPL bonds, Bonds, Dividends, ...

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05:43
The Northern Spy: How reads the glass?

By Rick Sutcliffe
The Spy spotted an article this month (which he won't loan credibility by providing a link) suggesting Apple was becoming the next Blackberry, doomed to fail because it is falling behind the times. Perhaps so, but that doom seems a long time off yet.
The good news is that WWDC, upcoming in two weeks, is likely to see a plethora of incremental upgrade announcements to please the faithful (though the Spy is giving it a pass again this year, as he's not expecting any blockbusters). Here's his list, in order of likelihood:
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05:08
Xiaomi Purchases 1,500 Microsoft Patents as it...

Last July Patently Apple posted a report titled "Xiaomi's Barra Says that they can't allow a Company (Apple) to Take Ownership of Smartphone Design." We noted in the report that "Xiaomi's Barra hinted in a segment of a Bloomberg interview that Xiaomi will be selling smartphones in the U.S. market within the next 18-24 months. When asked about the potential problems of fighting patents, Barra noted that they're licensing what they'll need to sell smartphones in the US. Today, Xiaomi made a deal ...

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05:06
Apple Stores, starting in San Francisco, will use...

After our attempt at explaining the 500% markup on Apple’s new solar array yesterday, further information has now confirmed that Apple’s new stores – starting in the brand new San Francisco location – will be utilizing a new walkable solar glass floor technology for electricity generation. According to a document on Onyx Solar’s website, Apple “has decided to commit itself to OnyxSolar’s designer photovoltaic technology for its new stores. The first of these is located in the heart of San Francisco, the company’s home town.” more…Filed under: AAPL Company Tagged: Apple, apple...

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05:00
My Tips and Tricks For Smart Home Nerdvana Article...

My latest piece on the Huffington Post is about nerding up your Smart Home. Here, I look at some of the weird little things they don’t put in the manuals, and try to help people not fall into some of the traps that have resulted in about 10 IoT style devices I can’t use with my latest hub, wasting money, and sometimes just not having the correct expectations going into some of my equipment installs. I still love this whole little industry. But I can reserve a little hope that others will get some joy out of commiserating, learn something, or maybe even get into something they may have thought wasn’t ready or was beyond them. Hope you enjoy!
Click here for the piece.

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04:58
New ConceptDraw AWS Architecture Diagrams Solution...

CS Odessa’s (www.conceptdraw.com) newest addition to ConceptDraw Solution Park, “AWS Architecture Diagrams” updates the previous release with new libraries, samples, and templates.
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04:52
Kool Tools: TekGrip Power Dock

Bracketron's (bracketron.com) $29.99 TekGrip Power Dock is a hands-free mounting option for drivers that includes dual charging capabilities.
Perfect for summer road trips, the TekGrip Power Dock has two USB outputs for you and your passenger to plug in and power up, all while using voice commands and GPS from your mounted device. To use you just plug it into your vehicle’s 12V port and adjust its 360-degree rotating gooseneck to any viewing angle.
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04:44
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos explains why the company no...

If you search Amazon for streaming media players, you’ll find plenty of them. The one thing you won’t find is the Apple TV, and company CEO Jeff Bezos told the Re/code conference why not. Apple TV doesn’t currently offer access to Amazon’s own Prime Video platform, and Bezos says that isn’t because Apple refuses to include it, but because it wants too much money for doing so.

[W]hen we sell those devices, we want our player — our Prime Video player — to be on the device, and we want it to be on the device with acceptable business terms. You can always get the player on the device. The question is, can you get it on there with acceptable business terms?

While he doesn’t say so outright, the meaning of the vague phrase is pretty clear …
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04:31
Smart city devices to top one billion units in 2025

Global unit shipments of smart city devices, which are internet-connected devices used in smart city projects, will increase from 115.4 million in 2015 to 1.2 billion in 2025. Although in 2015 North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific each received approximately one-third of unit shipments, the Asia-Pacific region will receive over half of all device shipments by 2025, according to IHS Inc. (www.ihs.com), a global source of critical information and insight.
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04:30
Ready any good BookBooks lately? You should

Twelve South is known for creating great products to enhance the Apple experience, and that’s certainly not changed with the BookBook cases for the iPad Pro and 12-inch MacBook. While each case will set you back a pretty penny at $99.99, it’s worth every dollar. 

Yours Truly is shown holding BookBooks for the iPad Pro (in front) and the 12-inch MacBook (behind it).

The quality is obvious as soon as you touch the case. The hard leather front and back assure you that your precious iPad Pro and MacBook will be in good hands while you are away — and even more so when you’re not. Since I am prone to dropping things the reinforced corners give me a sense of security that I have yet to have with any other case. 

The inside of the BookBook is covered in a soft felt to ensure the computer has a cozy ride wherever I take it. And taking it anywhere iseasy to do due to the BookBook's lightweight, slim design. While...

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04:27
BMO analyst says iPhone 7 could see record sales as...

It’s been mostly doom and gloom where iPhone sales and forecasts are concerned, but one analyst believes that the iPhone 7 could see record sales in September, reports Business Insider. BMO Capital Markets analyst Tim Long says the reason is because such a high proportion of existing iPhone owners currently have a model two or more years old.

Twenty-five percent of the “installed user base” is poised for an upgrade, Long believes — an audience of 120 million phones. BMO’s Long went back through the history of all iPhone sales and calculated that on average, 17% of users upgrade as soon as the next year’s model comes out; 58% upgrade a year after that; and 22% the year after that. Only 2% of users hang on longer.

While he’s predicting a huge number...

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04:26
New Apple Cryptography Invention Covers Finding the...

Apple had vowed to up the ante in delivering deeper encryption after their battle with the FBI had begun. On May 24, Jon Callas, who co-founded several well-respected secure communications companies including PGP Corp, Silent Circle and Blackphone, rejoined Apple. Last week the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that generally addresses circuitry and methods for finding ...

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04:11
Records 1.2 for Mac adds French, Spanish and...

The Records Team has released Records 1.2 for Mac, an update to their personal database application for OS X.
It allows anyone to collect and organize their information, from favorite movies, to customer invoices, to home inventory, and more. Version 1.2 introduces French and Spanish localizations, as well as stability fixes.
Records requires OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later. It costs $34.99 and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Business category and through the Records Team website (http://records.team).

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04:00
If you're a movie buff, you need can I Stream It

Let's say that you want to stream a movie on your Mac, iOS device, or Apple TV, but you don't know if it's available for streaming. What do you do? Well, you can go to iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, and a dozen other sites and search them individually. Or you can do it the easy way and go to Can I Stream It.

Can I Stream It is a free web site/service/app that lets you enter the name of a movie you'd like to see. It will search iTunes, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu Plus, Crackle, YouTube, EPIX, Xfinity StreamPix, SnagFilms, Redbox Instant, HitBliss, Vudu, Starz and more to see if it's available for free streaming, digital rental, digital purchase or DVD/Blu-ray purchase. 

For example, when I searched for "Take Shelter," I found that it's offered for digital purchase, digital rental and DVD/Blu-ray purchase, but isn't offered for free streaming. On the other hand, when I did a search for "Star Trek: The Wrath of   Khan," I found...

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02:36
The Apple Pay Rollout in Canada Finalized with...

On May 10 Patently Apple posted a report titled "It's a Big Day for Apple Pay in Canada as Major Banks Begin Rolling out the Service." Today, Apple Pay mobile payments have now conquered Canada with a full rollout across all of the biggest banks," with The Bank of Montreal (BMO), TD and Scotiabank being the latest to join.

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02:16
BMO, Scotiabank, and TD Canada Trust Launch Apple...

BMO, Scotiabank, and TD Canada Trust, which make up three of the five largest banks in Canada, support Apple Pay starting today.

Apple Pay currently works with MasterCard and Interac at BMO, Visa and Interac at TD Canada Trust, and Visa, American Express, and Interac at Scotiabank. Eligible cards can be scanned or added manually to Apple Pay by tapping the "Add Credit or Debit Card" option in the Wallet app on iOS 8.1 or later.

All three banks are now listed as participating issuers on the Apple Pay website in Canada. Meanwhile, ATB Financial and Canadian Tire Bank have added support for in-app purchases with Apple Pay on...

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02:15
Google's Echo Rival is a 'Dressed-up...

Last month, Google announced plans for its upcoming Amazon Echo rival, Google Home, a Wi-Fi enabled personal assistant that enables people to ask Google search queries, manage everyday tasks, enjoy music and entertainment, and more using hands-free "OK Google" voice commands.

Yesterday, a few more details emerged about Google Home, which will potentially go directly up against the smart device Apple is rumored to be working on.

According to technology news site The Information, Google Home will share many of the hardware components of the company's popular internet-connected TV streaming device, Chromecast, relying on the same dual-core ARM-based microprocessor, 4GB of RAM, and a dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi chip.

The similarities are apparently so close between the two devices because the same team responsible...

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02:00
Daily Deal: The World Class Mac Bundle

I thought our last Mac bundle was good, but this one? I've been waiting for this one to start so I can pick it up. The World Class Mac Bundle ($29.99) is a pack of 8 OS X apps (several of which I already own, but...) that run the gamut between useful utilities and astounding applications.  What does the bundle include?

  • Data Rescue 4: World-class data recovery software from Prosoft, usually $99
  • Hype 3.5: Powerful HTML5/CSS editor, priced at $49.99
  • Freeway Pro 7: From Softpress, a drag-n-drop website design tool usually priced at $150
  • Painter Essentials 5: Corel's excellent Mac painting app, regular price of $49.99
  • uBar 3: Replace the OS X Dock with this excellent $20 utility
  • iStat Menus 5: One of my favorites for keeping an...
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01:45
OnePlus starts selling phones via Amazon UK

If you've been eyeing up a OnePlus phone, there's now another place you can order one in the UK. The company is selling the OnePlus 2 on Amazon UK for £249 -- the same, recently reduced price found on its own website. A spokesperson for OnePlus...

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Destrozado

Forums: Active StorageNos habíamos enfadado porque tenemos una finca con una pequeña piscina en donde a mi no me gusta que venga nadie, ya que es mi sitio de descanso y excepto a la familia a nadie se le ha dicho que ese pequeño refugio es nuestro y sirve para que yo disfrute de la tranquilidad y el sosiego que me aporta, ya que mi trabajo como jefe de ventas de una gran empresa requiere mi atención y un tremendo estrés durante toda la semana. Así pues después de decirme mi mujer que aquella tarde de verano iban a venir dos de sus amigas a pasarla con ella bañándose en la piscina y tomando unos refrescos, yo había decidido, tras la discusión irme a la ciudad y dejarla a ella sola con sus amigas.
La finca que tenemos es de apenas unos mil metros cuadrados, con una casita en la parte trasera y una piscina pequeña pero coqueta en la parte delantera de la finca. Esta está...

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Poker en casa

Forums: SoftwareAl igual que todos los últimos viernes de cada mes, un grupo de siete amigos de mi marido se había reunido, ahora en nuestra casa, en esa calurosa noche del mes de Diciembre para su tradicional partida de poker.
Luego de preparar para ellos emparedados y bebidas, subí a nuestra alcoba donde me desvestí y procedí a cubrir mi cuerpo con el sexy conjunto de dormir que mi marido me había dado como regalo de Navidad. Este se componía de un corto camisón y un minúsculo calzón, ambos de color blanco y ambos transparentes. Me contemplé en el gran espejo de nuestro dormitorio, y éste devolvió la imagen de mi cuerpo moreno, en todo su esplendor, mostrando mis bien formados senos con sus obscuros y grandes pezones erectos. El pequeño y transparente calzón dejaba ver casi totalmente el resto de mi cuerpo.
Me recosté encima de nuestra gran cama, dejando para cubrirme...

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Las aventuras de un profesor

Forums: Archiware PresSTOREMi nombre es Riqui, tengo 38 años, mido 1,70 mts. de altura, contextura normal, soy profesor de computación, soy casado y quiero contarles mis aventuras.
En este caso quiero contarles la aventura vivida con dos alumnas: Patricia y Katy que son amigas mucho antes de que yo las conociera.
Patricia tiene 34 años, es doctora, es una mujer de baja estatura, como de 1,60 mts. de altura aproximadamente, de piel canela, de largos y ensortijados cabellos castaños que combinan con sus ojos, con un cuerpo excelente, un pompi (trasero) normal pero bien formado igual que sus piernas, es casada y tiene dos hijos. Por su parte, Katy tiene 32 años, es comerciante, es una mujer que mide aproximadamente 1,65 mts. de altura, de piel blanca, de cabellos negros y largos, de unos preciosos ojos azules, tiene un cuerpo escultural, es delgada pero tiene...

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Home Shifting Made Easier By Professional Packers...

Forums: General FCS DiscussionTags: Packers and Movers GurgaonResidence shifting or residential moving or household goods changing is not a fun chore at all. That is a time-consuming complicated process that can be one of the most daunting and stressful events of your life. It can annoy you badly as you will have to face lots of hassles, unwanted issues and some tiresome tasks in the process of home or non commercial relocation. De-cluttering things, getting rid of junk items, arranging transportation, packing of goods, loading of goods onto the truck, unloading of boxes, unpacking boxes and rearranging goods are some of the tasks involved in the process of changing which create truly topsy-turvy situation. But you shouldn't worry about your move as...

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Hire Right Packers and Movers Bangalore for Easy and...

Forums: General FCS DiscussionEither you want to change from one street to another within metropolis of Bangalore or want to shift out of this city to another city of Of india or abroad; hiring one of the good quality packers and movers in Bangalore would be a great decision to make relocation easy and simple. That is but evident that you hire a professional packers and movers company to have hassle-free and tension-free relocation experience. An individual hire mover to have safe and on time transportation of your possessions at your new vacation spot door step. You pay your hard-earned money to movers to finish moving tasks perfectly. Hence it is imperative to employ the right movers and packers in Bangalore to have truly hassle-free and comfortable relocation experience.packers and movers in Hyderabad...

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Top 7 Concerns to Ask When Selecting a Top End...

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Tuesday May 31

21:41
Apple Pay adds support for BMO, TD and Scotiabank in...

Canadian Apple Pay users have three more banking options from which to choose, as Apple on Wednesday rolled out support for the country's remaining "Big Five" banks BMO, TD and Scotiabank.

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21:11
Apple Pay coming to BMO, TD, and Scotiabank...

Following a rollout to the Royal Bank of Canada and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce earlier this month, Apple Pay is now coming to the other three big banks in Canada. With this rollout, Apple Pay is now supported by all of Canada’s “big five banks.” As reported by The Toronto Star, BMO, TD and Scotiabank customers will be able to use Apple starting tomorrow, June 1st.
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21:10
Amazon Wants 'Acceptable Business Terms'...

At Recode's Code Conference today, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was asked why the online retailer does not sell either the Apple TV or Google Chromecast. Bezos reiterated that Amazon chooses not to sell video streaming devices that do not include Prime Video capability and that the company wants "acceptable business terms" before bringing the the app to devices.

We sell Roku, we sell Xbox, we sell PlayStation. We're happy to sell competitive products on Amazon and we do it all day. We sell Nest thermostats. When we sell those devices, we want our Prime Video player to be on the device and we want it to be on the device with acceptable business terms. We can always get the player on the device, the question is whether you can get it on with acceptable business terms. And if you can't, we don't want to sell it to our customers because they're going to be...

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20:54
Apple TV won't get Amazon Prime Video until...

Apple TV owners will have to wait until Apple presents Amazon with "acceptable business terms" before the e-commerce giant releases a long awaited, and highly anticipated, tvOS app for serving up Amazon Prime Video content.

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20:40
BMO, Scotiabank, and TD Launching Apple Pay in...

BMO, Scotiabank, and TD Canada Trust, which make up three of the five largest banks in Canada, will roll out Apple Pay support on June 1, according to The Toronto Star. The launch will likely take place between 5:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time, at which time cardholders should be able to add eligible debit and credit cards.

Apple Pay is expected to work with MasterCard and Interac at BMO, Visa and Interac at Scotiabank, and Visa, MasterCard, and Interac at TD Canada Trust. Eligible cards can be scanned or added manually to Apple Pay by tapping the "Add Credit or Debit Card" option in the Wallet app on iOS 8.1 or later once support goes live.

All three banks have been listed as "coming soon" on the Apple Pay website in Canada since May. ATB Financial...

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07:54
Mophie launches wireless chargers to keep your phone...

Wireless charging is slowly becoming more mainstream, but one company is going all-in to try to boost its adoption.On Tuesday, Mophie released three wireless chargers that can charge your Mophie-encased phone on contact. This “Charge Force” product line includes a charging pad for your nightstand, a vent clip for your car, and a desk mount for the office – all with built-in magnets to help stabilize your phone and keep it in place.These wireless chargers require a compatible Mophie case. The company tells us that all Mophie cases moving forward will be equipped with this technology. In fact, Mophie’s Juice Packs for the Samsung Galaxy S7 that went on sale earlier this year are already Charge Force-compatible.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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18:19
Apple removes same-sex couple from Mother’s Day...

First noticed by French news outlet Jeanne Magazine, Apple modified its Mother’s Day iPhone ad in several countries to remove a same-sex couple that appears in the Untied States version of the ad. The couple does not appear in the German, Italian, Turkish, Japanese, or French versions of the ad, while they do appear in the Mexican, Australian, and Canadian versions (via BuzzFeed News).
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16:58
Mophie Introduces a New Wireless Charger System for...

mophie has just announced its latest lineup of wireless charging solutions for the iPhone 6 and 6s line up.

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16:43
"Sleep of Death" bug hits buyers of...

Microsoft's pricey Surface Book laptop is frustrating buyers with crashes, "unplanned shutdowns," overheating issues and a "Sleep of Death" issue that regularly causes machines to become completely unresponsive during sleep. Users complain that Microsoft isn't addressing the problem.

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16:05
Silicon Valley Debates Thiel's Money Man Role...


The digital media world was abuzz last week when news surfaced that billionaire Peter Thiel had provided financial backing for a defamation lawsuit against Gawker Media. The suit stemmed from Gawker's publication of a sex tape involving ex-WWE superstar Terry Bollea, better known as "Hulk Hogan." A Florida jury awarded Bollea $140 million in March. Thiel, a Facebook board member and longtime financial supporter of the Committee to Protect Journalists, confirmed that he backed the Hogan case in part due to his concerns about Gawker's tactics.

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16:02
Samsung unveils 512GB postage stamp-size NVMe SSD,...

Samsung on Tuesday announced production has started for its new PM971-NVMe, a solid state drive that crams non-volatile memory express technology, onboard NAND flash memory, DRAM and an SSD controller into a package slightly larger than a postage stamp.

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15:08
Opinion: Siri should be interconnected between...

When Siri originally launched on the iPhone a little over four years ago, we postulated that it would be a world-changing event. A personal assistant in our pockets that could handle real-world requests felt like the future. When it launched onto the Apple Watch, it was described as potentially being the quickest and most fun way to interact with the wearable. Then when it came to  the Apple TV, it became the fastest way to disseminate the content you want to watch across multiple apps.
more…Filed under: Apple TV, Apple Watch, iOS, Opinion Tagged: Siri...

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15:00
US Court Says No Warrant Needed For Cellphone...

Dustin Volz, reporting for Reuters: Police do not need a warrant to obtain a person's cellphone location data held by wireless carriers, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Tuesday, dealing a setback to privacy advocates. The full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, voted 12-3 that the government can get the information under a decades-old legal theory that it had already been disclosed to a third party, in this case a telephone company. The ruling overturns a divided 2015 opinion from the court's three-judge panel and reduces the likelihood that the Supreme Court would consider the issue. The decision arose from several armed robberies in Baltimore and Baltimore County, Maryland, in early 2011, leading to the convictions of Aaron Graham and Eric Jordan. The convictions were based in part on 221 days of cellphone data investigators obtained from wireless provider Sprint, which included about 29,000 location records for the defendants, according to the appeals court...

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14:59
Apple Daily Report for May 31, 2016

The AWT News Update is on hiatus while my compadre, Steve, takes a road trip. In its place, I’ll offer a text-only (no podcast) summary of breaking stories with a tip o’ my hat to my former website, Apple Daily Report.

With Apple's next-generation iPhone rumored to ditch the legacy 3.5-millimeter headphone jack, one Chinese accessory maker is hoping to capitalize on the anticipated switch, and is now advertising a series of Lightning-to-headphone adapters with separate volume controls.

Apple spent $1 million on the staircase of its new flagship store in San Francisco. But that's a small chunk of the total $23.6 million the company spent on the...

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14:54
Notable apps and app updates for May 31, 2016

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

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

Softpress has introduced Chroma for Mac. The $10 (for a limited time) app generates “well-balanced and complementary color palettes” from images. 

 

Designed exclusively for OS X Yosemite and El Capitan, it emulates the way the human eye perceives color to create natural looking palettes. Individual colors from palettes can be copied or dragged in various formats, or entire palettes can be exported and integrated with most major design applications and the built-in system color picker.

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14:53
Samsung’s NVMe PCIe solid state drive (SSD) a likely...

Samsung Electronics has begun mass producing what it says is the industry’s first NVMe PCIe solid state drive (SSD) — the PM971-NVMe — in a single ball grid array (BGA) package, for use in next-generation computers and “ultra-slim” laptops.

Apple has used Samsung SSDs in past Macs. It’s very possible we’ll see the new version in iMacs, MacBook Pros, and MacBooks in the near future.

The new BGA NVMe SSD triples the performance of a typical SATA SSD with storage capacity reaching 512GB, according to Jung-bae Lee, senior vice president, Memory Product Planning & Application Engineering Team, Samsung. It features an extremely compact package that contains all essential SSD components including NAND flash memory, DRAM and controller while delivering outstanding performance, he adds.

The new SSD is 20mm x 16mm x 1.5mm and weighs only about one gram (an American dime by comparison weighs 2.3 grams). The single-package SSD’s volume is approximately a hundredth of a...

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14:52
Photos of purported MacBook Pro chassis surface with...

Photos of a supposed next-generation MacBook Pro chassis that surfaced Tuesday appear to support recent predictions that Apple is planning to drastically revamp the laptop's design by adding an OLED touch bar and winnowing down external connections to four USB format ports.

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14:48
Leaked images claim to show MacBook Pro with OLED...

Apple is reportedly set to introduce a major update to its MacBook Pro lineup sometime during the fourth quarter of this year. The update is said to bring a thinner design and a new OLED touch bar above the keyboard. Now, a set of spy shots claim to show the chassis of the refreshed MacBook Pro and where the reported OLED touch bar will be located.
more…Filed under: Mac Tagged: Mac, MacBook Pro, OLED touch bar ...

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14:20
Leaked Photos May Show Upcoming MacBook Pro's...

Photos have leaked depicting alleged components destined for the rumored redesigned MacBook Pro, giving us a look at the thin body of the device, the space where a rumored OLED touch panel will be positioned, and its possible ports.

Shared by Cult of Mac, the photos came from an anonymous source who claimed to work for Apple's manufacturing partner in China.

The images feature the body of a what appears to be a MacBook Pro, which, based on size, seems to be the 13-inch model. The trackpad and the keys have not yet been put in place, but noticeably absent is a function row at the top of the keyboard, which rumors say will be replaced with an OLED touch panel.

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14:03
Next-gen Intel Kaby Lake processors on track to...

We can usually get a decent idea of what the insides of an upcoming Mac will look like thanks to announcements from part manufacturers. A report last week detailed some of the changes that Apple has planned for its MacBook Pro refresh in the fourth quarter of this year and now Intel and Samsung have both made announcements that could offer a glimpse into what else Apple will introduce…
more…Filed under: Mac Tagged: Apple, Intel, Kaby Lake, MacBook, Samsung...

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13:51
Samsung Announces 512GB NVMe SSD That's Smaller...

Samsung today announced that mass production has begun on a new NVMe PCIe solid state drive in a ball grid array package, the first of its kind to be available in large quantities. The SSD, called the PM971-NVMe, is tiny, merging all SSD components into a package that's smaller than a standard U.S. postage stamp.

Designed for next-generation PCs and ultra-slim notebooks, the PM971-NVMe measures in at 20mm x 16mm x 1.5mm and weighs approximately a gram. Its volume is about a hundredth of a 2.5-inch SSD or HDD, and it offers performance able to surpass a SATA 6Gb/s interface with sequential read/write speeds of up to 1500MB/s and 900MB/s, respectively.

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13:48
Try Amazon’s Alexa in your web browser

There has been a lot of talk about Alexa over the last few weeks and now you can try it out for yourself in your web browser. You’ll have to use Chrome though.∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:38
EU cautions governments about banning Uber, Airbnb

European Union governments should not ban services like home-rental site Airbnb or ride-hailing app Uber except as a last resort, the EU says in new guidelines, seeking to rein in a crackdown on the “sharing economy”.Sharing services have faced an uphill battle in many countries, so it will be interesting to see how governments take these recommendations.∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:19
The Rise of Drone Racing, Part 2


With lucrative broadcast deals and cup competitions now crowding calendars, the sport of drone racing has become one of the primary factors driving the surge in demand for consumer drones. Mountain Dew and DR1 Racing earlier this month announced a special DR1 Invitational presented by Mountain Dew. The one-hour broadcast will air on Discovery Communication's Discovery and Science channels this August. That's just one example of the forces driving a consumer drone market that's expected to be worth $4.19 billion by 2024.

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13:17
No warrant needed to obtain location data held by...

Law enforcement officers don't need a warrant to gain access to a cellphone's location data, as long as they obtain it from wireless carriers, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Tuesday.

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13:00
Road trip! State of the internet for US travelers

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For those of you who follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you've probably seen quite a few entries lately showing me eating really good food or holding a microbrew. Yes, my spouse of almost 37 years (our anniversary is on June 9th) and I are taking a long-delayed road trip through Texas, visiting such beautiful and historical cities as Austin and San Antonio while hitting some world-renowned barbecue and steak restaurants. It's been a great opportunity to see how thing have changed for road trippers in terms of Internet availability and quality.

First off, I'm pretty pleased with the ubiquity of 4G -- even in spots where you wouldn't expect to have service. That's been a good thing, as my wife has been using Maps for navigation and having that capability even when out in the Texas "sticks" has kept us from getting lost. Of course, there are areas where one carrier may dominate another. For example, while we were stopped overnight in Fort Worth,...

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12:34
Limited availability may mean one of Apple’s most...

It’s been true for way too long now that Apple’s Thunderbolt Display is due for a comprehensive upgrade. Apple’s $999 27-inch display has a dated design and has much lower resolution than the Retina 5K iMac for $800 more. For those reasons and more, it’s been on everyone’s Do Not Buy list for quite some time, but that may be about to change.
more…Filed under: Mac Tagged: Thunderbolt Display ...

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12:30
Facebook working on optional end-to-end encryption...

Following greater industry trends toward security, Facebook is looking to bring end-to-end encryption to its popular Messenger platform, a report said on Tuesday.

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11:53
Square pushes Apple Pay contactless reader with new...

For businesses interested in buying Square's new Apple Pay-compatible contactless terminal but put off by its $49 cost, a new $1-per-week installment plan option is now available.

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03:00
5 reasons to cut the cord that aren’t about saving...

Why cable TV may not be worthwhile, whether you can afford it or not.

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10:58
Perhaps we’ll see an updated Thunderbolt Display at...

Apple’s long-in-the-tooth Thunderbolt Display may FINALLY be getting an upgrade at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference in two weeks. The monitor hasn’t been upgraded since July 2011. It’s time for a 5K version to match the gorgeous display of the 27-inch iMac.

According to Macrumors.com, stock is limited or unavailable at several Apple Stores in North America, Europe, Australia, and other regions. For example, the article says that a spot check of Apple Stores in the U.S., for example, reveals that the Thunderbolt Display is available on a ship-to-store basis only at all or select locations in Albany, Buffalo, Columbus, Detroit, Indianapolis, Memphis, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, San Antonio, San Diego, Syracuse, and many other mid-sized cities and their surrounding areas. 

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10:52
Adobe Photoshop Sketch for iOS gains layer support,...

Adobe Photoshop Sketch for iOS is already one of my favorite iPad Pro apps to use with Apple Pencil, and the latest update adds new features that makes it even better for illustrating. Sketch also added iPhone support earlier this year, and the new version includes 3D Touch features for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
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10:14
Thunderbolt Display Stock Limited at Apple Stores...

Thunderbolt Display stock is limited or unavailable at several Apple Stores in North America, Europe, Australia, and other regions ahead of new product announcements expected at WWDC 2016 in two weeks.

A spot check of Apple Stores in the U.S., for example, reveals that the Thunderbolt Display is available on a ship-to-store basis only at all or select locations in Albany, Buffalo, Columbus, Detroit, Indianapolis, Memphis, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, San Antonio, San Diego, Syracuse, and many other mid-sized cities and their surrounding areas.

Thunderbolt Displays do remain available in some major cities, including most stores in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and San Francisco.

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09:59
Apple TV's App Store now hiding installed apps...

Apple has quietly tweaked the tvOS App Store to hide apps a user already has installed when browsing the store's top charts, a German developer noted on Tuesday.

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09:41
Mophie launches new iPhone Juice Pack battery cases...

Mophie is today launching a new line of wireless Juice Pack products for iPhone that add wireless charging capabilities to the previous lineup of popular battery cases.
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09:38
Intel's 'Kaby Lake' Processors Still...

Intel's next-generation Kaby Lake processors are still on track for a late 2016 launch and are set to enter production by the end of this quarter, according to an announcement made by Intel at Computex.

Earlier this year, Intel announced it was no longer adhering to its "tick-tock" processor release cycle, which saw it alternating between shrinking chip fabrication processes and building new architectures each year. Kaby Lake, rather than being built on a smaller process, will be the third member of the 14-nanometer family after Broadwell and Skylake, and is the successor to Skylake.

Kaby Lake is considered a semi-tock with optimized microarchitecture. It supports Thunderbolt 3 and native USB 3.1, but it will not feature support for DisplayPort 1.3, so Macs with Kaby Lake chips will remain unable to drive 5K...

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09:30
9to5Toys Last Call: 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro 256GB...

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09:05
Apple To Extend iPhone's Product Cycle; Shift...

According to Japanese outlet Nikkei, which has a good track record, Apple is planning to extend its iPhone's product cycle. The Cupertino, California-based company, which currently utilizes the same design language for two years, now plans to make major refreshes to its iconic smartphone every three years. The report claims that Apple is changing the refresh cycle as it struggles to innovate and provide new features and substantial improvements to its iPhone. For those planning to purchase the next iPhone, don't expect any design changes, the report adds. From the report: The new version slated for this autumn will look almost identical to the current iPhone 6. Functions such as the camera, water resistance and battery capacity will likely be improved, and the headphone jack will be removed. Also, a high-end version of the model will give users better-quality photo capabilities via correction functions. On the sidelines, the media is abuzz with reports that the next iPhone will...

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09:03
Giveaway: Win a baseball, basketball or golf sensor...

Blast Motion is partnering with AppleInsider to offer readers the chance to win their choice of a baseball, basketball or golf sensor complete with app. And arguably the best part of this week's giveaway is that there are 10 sensors up for grabs.

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09:00
How The Global Fund streamlined its move to the cloud

Today’s post was written by Paul Tuxford, chief information officer at The Global Fund, a public–private partnership that supports programs in 140 countries to prevent and treat AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
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08:38
Apple TV App Store Top Charts algorithm now hides...

Apple has quietly rolled out a change to the Apple TV App Store on tvOS in the last few days, which affects how apps are listed in the Top Charts. For the Top Charts (Top Paid, Top Free, Top Grossing), the Apple TV App Store will now hide listings for apps that the user has already downloaded, so the charts update dynamically per user. This means users can only browse for apps they don’t already own, removing some clutter and allowing less popular apps more opportunity to be seen. This behavior is novel and isn’t currently replicated by the iPhone and iPad App Stores.
To try this out for yourself, open the Apple TV App Store and download the #1 Top Free app. After force-quitting and re-opening the App Store (by swiping it away in the multitasking tray), the app will disappear from the charts. What was previously listed at #2 will now take the top spot (via Equinux)....

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08:11
Chinese accessory company advertises Lightning-to-...

Sometimes it’s the accessory makers that show what’s coming around the bend for a major new Apple product.
Chinese accessory maker Tama Electric is now advertising a series of Lightning-to-headphone adapters with separate volume controls, thereby lending credence that Apple is ditching the 3.5 millimeter headphone jack in exchange for a Lightning-based equivalent.
The company is currently advertising three Lightning-to-headphone adapters, two of which also include a micro USB port for charging while using headphones.

There are a handful of Lightning-connected headphones currently available on the market, but Lightning-to-3.5mm headphone adapters are not yet sold as certified Made for iPhone accessories....

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07:46
Rumor: iPhone 7 to start at 32 GB of storage, Apple...

It’s a rumor, but if it’s true, it could be pretty useful.
A post on a Chinese social media site cites supply chain research indicates that the iPhone 7 will feature 32 GB storage as the $199 base model, which would mean Apple would finally drop the 16 GB SKU from its lineup with its new flagship smartphone expected in the fall.

The source has a credible background in terms of Apple rumor accuracy and correctly predicted the 4-inch iPhone SE in 2016 based on supply chain sources.
The analyst also claims that iPhone 7 will feature 2 GB of RAM, the same specification as iPhone 6s. It is unclear if the analyst is referring to the iPhone 7 as a category or the specific 4.7 inch model. KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has reported that the larger 5.5 inch iPhone 7 Plus...

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07:46
2017 iPhone May Include Enhanced Taptic Engine for...

In a report corroborating details about Apple moving towards an elongated three-year period between major iPhone refreshes, or a tick-tock-tock cycle, Japanese website Nikkei claimed that 2017 models will be equipped with a "high-performance motor" able to "create more complex tactile vibrations."

The report does not provide additional details about the new motor, but it is reasonable to assume that Apple could upgrade the Taptic Engine in the 2017 iPhone. The new motor could allow for improvements to both 3D Touch and broader haptic feedback when interacting with the smartphone's display.

The so-called iPhone 8 is expected to have enough major changes, including an edge-to-...

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07:22
Apple's HTTP Live Streaming Server Targeted in...

A U.S. patent troll by the name of Digital Audio Encoding Systems, LLC, is using an acquired German patent to sue Apple with. Their patent covers resolving technical problems related to encoding signals, such as digitized audio signals, and processing of such signals. The company alleges that Apple's HTTP Live Streaming Server ...

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06:39
The Apple TV shoots from ninth to third place in...

Okay, let’s quit calling it a hobby. Apple TV sales have propelled Apple into third place for global set-top box popularity in 2015, based on revenue, according to IHS, Inc. That’s up from ninth place in 2014, according to the research group.

The surge is courtesy of continued strong growth in consumer retail over-the-top television (OTT) boxes, and the consolidation of the top players of the global set-top box market with Arris's acquisition of Pace and Technicolor's acquisition of Cisco's set-top box division, which were finalized last year. Bringing Apple into global contention from a unit-shipment standpoint, more than 10 million Apple TVs were shipped in 2015 -- the fifth largest volume in the world -- following Arris, Technicolor, and Skyworth and ZTE, according to IHS, Inc.

 “The STB market has certainly grown since 2007, when Steve Jobs originally described the Apple TV business line as a ‘hobby,’” says Daniel Simmons, director of connected home for IHS...

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06:28
AKVIS SmartMask 8.0 adds support for Ultra HD

AKVIS has released AKVIS SmartMask 8.0, an update to the software for cutting out a subject from a background.
It’s available as a Photoshop compatible plug-in and a standalone application for Mac OS X (10.7 and higher). Version 8.0 brings support for Ultra HD 4K and 5K monitors and other improvements.
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06:19
Alien Hunters, the second DLC pack for XCOM 2, is...

Alien Hunters (http://tinyurl.com/zp6l83z), the second DLC pack for XCOM 2, is out now. Available to buy separately, or as part of the Reinforcement Pack, Alien Hunters DLC features a narrative-driven mission, new weapons and armor, a new Hunter’s Lodge facility in the Avenger, plus three new “Ruler” alien units to combat.
Ruler aliens will show up at random during a campaign and they are highly intelligent: each has its own unique behavior and tactics. If you can’t take out a Ruler quick enough, it will escape to fight another day.
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06:09
Rumor Suggests Apple is extending the iPhone's...

It's being reported in Asia today that "Apple will likely take three years between full-model changes of its iPhone devices, a year longer than the current cycle.

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06:06
Softpress releases Exhibeo 2 for OS X

Softpress has released Exhibeo 2, an update to their photo gallery and slideshow creation tool for the Mac.
Designed exclusively for OS X Yosemite and El Capitan, Exhibeo 2 allows web designers and creatives to quickly and easily generate HTML5 image presentations using a range of beautifully designed and highly customizable themes. Its features include seven customizable gallery designs, fine control while editing images and thumbnails, image metadata, and more.
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05:59
Patent report: multi-screen video user interface for...

Apple files for — and is granted — lots of patents by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Many are for inventions that never see the light of day. However, you never can tell which ones will materialize in a real product, so here are today’s patent highlights:

A future remote control app for the Apple TV may provide a “multi-screen video user interface” as evidenced by a patent (number 9,357,250) granted Apple today. It involves a handheld device — an iPhone or iPad, most likely — used to search for content to be displayed on a television. 

The device presents data according to a first user interface, and while searching for content, any changes to the navigation state of the handheld device are sent to the TV. The television receives an update and reformats the data according to a second user interface optimized for displaying the data on the television. 

The first user interface is native to the handheld device and the second user...

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05:47
Caltech sues Apple over Wi-Fi tech
05:35
Following Coke, Toyota leads, Apple removes lesbian...

Assma Maad, writing for BuzzFeed:But looking at the various versions of the video published worldwide, it’s clear that several adaptations are not completely faithful to the original. The lesbian couple present in the English version does not appear in the French versionThis really surprised me.∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:24
The Apple Watch is being shunned by Apple’s most...

Business Insider ran the headline: “The Apple Watch is being shunned by Apple’s most important community”.The implication being that developers have lost interest in building Apple Watch apps. I think this is way off base.∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:00
iPhone 7 Rumored to Include 32GB of Base Storage,...

According to supply chain research conducted by an analyst in China, Apple's upcoming iPhone 7 might finally drop the base 16GB storage model from the lineup when it launches in the fall (via 9to5Mac). The IHS Technology analyst claims that the new introductory storage level for the iPhone 7 will be 32GB for $199, an option that is currently not available on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus devices.

This change could alter the iPhone line's storage tier offerings from 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB currently available to possibly 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB. Earlier in the year, it was rumored that the iPhone 7 Plus could gain a high-end...

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05:00
Because G.I. Joe PSAs Told Me To

“Body Massage Machine Go” Seriously, though… Be safe out there. “Pork Chop Sandwiches”

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04:54
Entrepreneurs choose the career path of most...

In its annual survey of high net worth business owners (www.ustrust.com/survey), U.S. Trust found that business ownership can be challenging, but most entrepreneurs wouldn’t consider any other line of work and have personally invested themselves and their families in their businesses. While there are distinct differences between younger and older owners, entrepreneurs of all ages share a strong desire to control their own destiny.
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04:51
Chinese accessory maker shows prototype 3.5mm-jack-...

With the iPhone 7 looking increasingly likely to lose the 3.5mm headphone socket, Chinese accessory makers are gearing up to meet demand from those who don’t want to replace their existing headphones. Macotakara spotted a couple of Chinese companies who are already advertising 3.5mm-to-Lightning adapters.
It’s unlikely these are real products yet, especially as one claims to be MFi-certified. They are more likely dummies or prototypes, perhaps created for submission for MFi status …
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04:51
Apple Granted 50 Patents Today Covering NFC Antennas...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 50 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover four Apple Watch design patents, the Apple Remote App and NFC antennas designed for iOS devices. We wrap up this week's granted patent report with ...

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04:41
Kool Tools: Saddle Pro

booq’s latest brief for business travelers, the Saddle Pro, has an expandable design makes it perfect for comfortable traveling. Its quick-access pockets keep important items such as passports and an iPad within easy reach.
Because booq fans often travel for business, the company designed an extremely functional yet lightweight bag that’s built to last, while evolving the traditional briefcase style into a modern design that feels both fresh and professional. The exterior is made from ballistic nylon with water-repellent coating.
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04:30
Clever CloudSlice offers an entry point to having a...

By Aaron Lee

Escape Velocity Apps' CloudSlice for iOS lets you use your favorite cloud services in a new way. It lets you treat all of your linked cloud services as a single storage location which helps just a tiny bit to meet the need for a personal, private cloud to store your data that you'd access from your devices anywhere. 

One advance of CloudSlice is that, rather than rely on the security measures of a single service, it uses the combined security of five different services (iCloud, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, and Box) to safely keep your photos private on the cloud. 

It works like this: CloudSlice lets you link up to five cloud storage services to your iOS devices and use them as one cloud storage location. All you need to do is select photos from your photo library and tap the upload button – CloudSlice handles all of the encryption, slicing and storage work for...

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04:19
Vernissage is new vector-based tool for OS X El...

min:60 has launched Vernissage 1.0 (http://vernissageapp.com). It’s a vector-based tool for Mac OS X 10.11 and higher.
It’s design to make it easy for anyone to create great looking app presentations and App Store presentations. Results can be instantly shared, added to documents, presentations or printed. The vector engine makes it possible to create PDF documents with infinite scaling or export to images of any resolution. The app also includes a Macintosh 128k (circa 1984) device.
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04:10
Softpress introduces Chroma for Mac

Softpress has introduced Chroma for Mac (https://www.softpress.com/chroma/). The $10 (for a limited time) app generates “well-balanced and complementary color palettes” from images.
Designed exclusively for OS X Yosemite and El Capitan, it emulates the way the human eye perceives color to create natural looking palettes. Individual colors from palettes can be copied or dragged in various formats, or entire palettes can be exported and integrated with most major design applications and the built-in system color picker.

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04:00
ADATA’s Card Reader with Lightning Connector is more...

ADATA’s Card Reader with Lightning Connector is, as you can tell from the name, a Lightning card reader specially designed for iOS devices and licensed with Apple MFi (“Made for iPhone’) certification. It supports a wide range of video formats, and raw image files. 

The card reader can handle up to a 256GB SD or 256GB microSD card and — unlike Apple’s $29 Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader — features both read and write capabilities. That’s right. You can freely move content to and from the reader to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

The ADATA accessory is also, as far as I know, the first to combine SD and microSD on one reader. This provides simple, cost effective storage expansion since you can use your existing cards instead of buying proprietary expansion cards or additional hardware....

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03:30
Rumor: Apple plans to use its VocalIQ acquisition on...

Last year Apple acquired a UK startup that’s developed a natural language application programming interface [API] that allows humans and machines to have a much more natural conversation. It will use the technology for a “big upgrade” to Siri, its voice-activated digital assistant, reports Tech Insider.

VocalIQ has developed a self-learning dialogue API that’s based on a decade of natural language research, belief tracking, decision making and message generation. Last October The Financial Times reported that “While VocalIQ's speech processing and machine learning technology could be incorporated into devices from wearables to the connected home, the company was particularly focused on in-car applications. This included a collaboration with General Motors. 

VocalIQ described how a "conversational voice-dialog system" in a car's navigation system could prevent drivers...

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03:15
Caltech sues Apple and Broadcom for patent...

Another day, another lawsuit. Apple and Broadcom have been jointly named as defendants in a legal complaint filed by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) over alleged infringement of nine patented Wi-Fi-related technologies, reports MacRumors.com .

In the court filing with the U.S. District Court for Central California, Caltech accused Apple of selling various iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch models, along with other Wi-Fi products, that incorporate IRA/LDPC encoders and/or decoders and allegedly infringe on its patents. The university is seeking monetary damages. 

In 2015 Caltech sued Canon, Nikon and 4 other digital-camera makers, for infringing on six patents relating to pixel sensors in digital cameras. All of the patents came after research the university was doing for NASA. 

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03:00
Realm VP: Developers not that interested in watchOS...

Apple developers aren't very interested in writing apps for the Watch these days, Tim Anglade, an app developer and vice president for the Realm mobile database Realm, told Business Insider. About 100,000 app developers use Realm's database in apps used by about one billion people.

"On a weekly basis we're seeing very few Watch apps, compared to iOS apps," Anglade told Business Insider. “For every 1,000 new iOS apps being built, there are 10 tvOS apps and maybe one Watch app.”

There was excitement in writing watchOS apps when the Apple Watch apps first debuted, but now it's seen as merely a companion to the iPhone, and many developers aren't seeing much money in Watch companion apps, he adds. That could change with the next generation Apple smartwatch and watchOS upgrade. There might be developments regarding this announced at the upcoming...

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02:49
The 2017 ARM Processor Powering the 2017 iPhone will...

Despite Nvidia's CEO thinking that VR's problems will take another 20 years to resolve, the industry is still racing forward to accommodate VR applications. Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 1080 will greatly assist VR applications on the desktop in 2016 and so will the new chip from ARM that's due to arrive in time for the 2017 iPhone.

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02:17
Developer Excitement for Apple TV Easily Exceeds...

Developer interest in coding third-party apps for Apple TV continues to surge, while interest in the Apple Watch has waned since the start of 2016, according to mobile app developer database Realm.

Realm hosts a database of apps used by approximately 100,000 developers, and contains details of apps used by around 1 million people, giving it a unique view of which devices capture mobile developers' interest over time.

Speaking to Business Insider UK, Realm VP Tim Anglade said that the Apple TV had gained the most interest among developers since the release of the fourth-generation device and the launch of a dedicated App Store in October 2015. Meanwhile, developers have cooled their...

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02:16
Nvidia CEO: Trying to Solve the Problems with VR...

Although Nvidia launched their new insanely powered GeForce GTX 1080 video card to handle VR applications earlier this month, Nvidia's Jen-Hsun Huang had some bad news for those attending their press conference at the Computex trade show that opened this week.

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Monday May 30

23:23
Apple is said to be extending iPhone refreshes to...

Apple is looking to make evolutionary rather than revolutionary changes to its iPhone this year as it extends the major refresh cycle to once every three years, according to a report in Tuesday’s Nikkei newspaper.
The change, which the newspaper said Apple is “likely” to make, is due to there being little room left for major advances in smartphone hardware—at least until an entirely new technology comes on the scene. As chips get faster and software gets better, the benefits seen by annual upgrades are getting smaller.
Nikkei said this year’s model will look “almost identical” to the iPhone 6 and have minor changes such as improved camera quality, water resistance and a better battery. The headphone jack is also slated to be removed, it said....

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09:53
Indian minister holds out hope for Apple stores

Apple may still get to set up wholly-owned stores in India, with the country’s Commerce Ministry promising to discuss the matter with the Finance Ministry that had objected to the proposal.
Indian government rules require that foreign-owned, single-brand retailers source 30 percent of their products locally, but the Indian government had indicated that it could provide a waiver of that requirement for branded stores of retailers of high-tech products. Apple had hoped for such an exemption from the government.
On Monday, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that her ministry did not oppose providing a waiver to high-tech companies like Apple and would discuss the matter with the Finance Ministry....

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23:00
Intel's first 10-core desktop CPU will cost $1,...

Now that the megahertz race has slowed down in the desktop processor world, the new race is all about more and more cores. To that end, Intel just announced its first 10-core desktop CPU, the Core i7-6950X Extreme Edition, today at Computex. (It's ha...

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22:00
Organika iPhone cases: Protective, organic, and they...

If the Kickstarter campaign being launched today by Slovenian startup Organika Cases is successful, those of us in the Apple blogging community may have to start rating iPhone cases on their scents! That's right; the company is raising funds to start production of cases that use wonderfully fragrant organic substances as a backing material.

The materials are meant to provide a lasting aroma for about a year, and my test with an Organika case made of coffee beans shows just how remarkable the scents can be. Picking up the case and placing it near my nose evoked the delicious scents of a coffeeshop, without the caffeine and cost of a cup of coffee! Other materials that are being used to create these cases include Alpine Hay, Jasmine Petals, and Rose Petals.

Mmmm! Coffee! Photo ©2016 Steven Sande

The organic material is covered with a special coating to ensure that it remains undamaged, and I found in my...

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18:38
Prospect of Indian Apple Stores still on the table,...

Despite rejection by the country's finance minister, Apple still has a chance at opening stores in India in the near future, another high-level government official indicated on Monday.

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18:33
Developer interest in Apple Watch eclipsed by iOS...

As Apple works to build out software support for its nascent Apple Watch platform, a report published Monday claims developers have lost interest in coding for the wearable, and have turned their sights back to iOS and Apple's latest software product, tvOS.

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18:08
Analyst claims next-gen iPhone 7 to feature 32 GB...

An IHS Technology analyst has posted on Chinese social media that company supply chain research indicates that the iPhone 7 will feature 32 GB storage as the $199 base model, which would mean Apple would finally drop the much-loathed 16 GB SKU from its lineup with its new flagship smartphone expected in the fall. IHS has a reasonable track record of accuracy when it comes to Apple rumors, correctly predicting last year that a 4 inch iPhone would debut in 2016 based on supply chain sources … which obviously transpired into reality as the iPhone SE.
The analyst also claims that iPhone 7 will feature 2 GB of RAM, the same specification as iPhone 6s. It is unclear if the analyst is referring to the iPhone 7 as a category or the specific 4.7 inch model. KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has reported that the larger 5.5 inch iPhone 7 Plus will be equipped with 3GB RAM to handle the processing...

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17:02
Canadian iPad owner unhappy over Vancouver Police...

A TV report on the morning news today in Calgary Canada covered what rights people have when they witness something and capture it on their smartphone camera or tablet.

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16:42
Apple's iPhone is no Blackberry: a closer look...

Last week, developer Marco Arment suggested in a blog posting that if Apple were to fail to grasp the potential for voice-based Artificial Intelligence to change the nature of smartphone demand, the company's core revenue generator could suffer the same fate as RIM's Blackberry, which a decade prior had similarly failed to see the importance of iPhone's advanced multitouch experience until it was too late to do anything about it.

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16:00
Samsung Continues to Work on a Foldable Galaxy...

Earlier today Patently Apple posted a report about silver nanowire-based flexible touch display technology. The technology will allow OEMs to design phablets and tablets that could be folded and put in your pocket. Samsung's latest invention plans on doing just that.

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15:09
How-To: Make Sony’s a6300 a vlogging camera by using...

Sony’s a6300 is one of the Japanese company’s most recently released cameras and is the successor to the very popular a6000. The camera has already received a ton of praise — Jeff took it for a test drive the other week, and enjoyed its 4K shooting abilities.
One common complaint, however, is the lack of a selfie screen on the a6300. Sony missed a big opportunity by not including a built-in way for vloggers to view themselves while on camera. 
The solution? Use your iPhone as a digital viewfinder. Not only will such a setup work with the a6300, but it’ll work with other digital cameras that support such functionality.
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15:03
Behold the carnage of England’s annual cheese roll...

The Brits do some very odd things. This is high on that list.∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:55
Iran Forces Messaging Apps To Move Data To Iranian...

An anonymous reader writes: According a report from Reuters, the Iranian government wants to be able to track private and semi-private conversations on messaging apps, and has given companies behind popular messaging apps one year to move their data onto servers in Iran. As it stands, many social networks are already blocked in Iran, and now the government wants to control even more online communication platforms. Apps like WhatsApp and Telegram, which have become incredibly popular in Iran, allow users to communicate with no government control. With Telegram, users can contact hundreds of people by creating groups. Now, even though WhatsApp for example is required to move their data to Iranian servers, it's unlikely the government will be able to intercept messages from the app since it features end-to-end encryption. WhatsApp can't even read the content of communications -- only WhatsApp users can decrypt the messages in their conversations. Apple's iMessage also features an...

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14:17
9to5Toys Last Call: Memorial Day Fashion/Apple Sales...

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Save on apparel, shoes, and more at Memorial Day Fashion Sales: Puma, Gap, Ralph Lauren, many more
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13:59
[Sponsor] Streaks

Streaks is the to-do list for iPhone that helps you form good habits.

It’s an effective, motivating app that will get you focused on tackling the things you want to achieve: reach your fitness goals, learn a language, write a book, quit smoking — anything!

Plus, if you’re an Apple Watch user, this is a must-have app: it’s fast to use and the complication is one-of-a-kind.

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12:20
Caltech sues Apple & Broadcom over alleged Wi-Fi...

Apple and one of its long-time Wi-Fi chip suppliers, Broadcom, violated several patents on Wi-Fi technology owned by the California Institute of Technology, according to a lawsuit launched this month.

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11:19
Chinese company advertises new Lightning-to-...

With Apple's next-generation iPhone rumored to ditch the legacy 3.5-millimeter headphone jack, one Chinese accessory maker is hoping to capitalize on the anticipated switch, and is now advertising a series of Lightning-to-headphone adapters with separate volume controls.

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10:42
Apple's VocalIQ takeover could hint at Siri...

Assuming it makes it into Siri upgrades that may start as soon as next month's WWDC, technology Apple acquired from VoiceIQ could greatly improve the assistant's accuracy and contextual awareness, one report claims.

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10:42
Pete Souza: photographing the real Barack Obama

I love Souza’s deeply personal style of photography. I have no doubt he’d take similar photos of every other president – regardless of your feelings towards any of them, they are human beings after all – but there’s something just a touch more poignant about the shots he’s shown us of President Obama.∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:41
Caltech Accuses Apple of Violating its Patented Wi-...

Apple and Broadcom have been jointly named as defendants in a legal complaint filed by the California Institute of Technology last week over alleged infringement of its various patented Wi-Fi-related technologies.

Caltech's patents, granted between 2006 and 2012, are highly technical and relate to IRA/LDPC codes that utilize simpler encoding and decoding circuitry for improved data transmission rates and performance. The technologies are implemented in both the 802.11n and 802.11ac Wi-Fi standards used by many Apple products.

In the court filing with the U.S. District Court for Central California, Caltech accused Apple of selling various iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch models, along with other Wi-Fi products, that incorporate these...

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10:19
Pixelmator 3.5

Adds the Quick Selection Tool and Magnetic Selection Tool, plus a new Pixelmator Retouch Extension for Photos. ($29.99 new, free update, 54.4 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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09:23
Try these iOS grilling apps for your Memorial Day BBQ

If you're a preparing a Memorial Day barbecue -- or just planning a cookout later this summer -- here are five iOS apps that can make the process a little easier, or give you some fresh ideas.

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09:05
ASUS' ZenBook 3 Is Thinner, Lighter and Faster...

At the ongoing Computex trade show in China, Asus unveiled the ZenBook 3 laptop. The ZenBook 3's chassis measures 11.9mm while the whole body weighs 910g. At the event, the company's executive said that ZenBook 3 is better than both MacBook Air and the 12-inch MacBook. As for the specifications, the ZenBook 3, which is crafted from aerospace-grade aluminum alloy, sports a 12.5-inch full-HD display (1920x1080 pixels), and offers up to Core i7 processor, 16GB of 2133MHz RAM, up to a 1TB PCIe Gen 3 x4 SSD, a next-gen USB Type-C port (for power and data transfer), powerful quad-speaker audio by Harman Kardon, and a fingerprint scanner. Do note that there is only one USB port on the device. The entry-level variant featuring Core i5 processor, 256GB of SSD and 4GB of RAM is priced at 999, while the top-of-the-line model will set you back by $1,999. Asus also had nice things to say about the keyboard, though Engadget's reporter was not impressed. More details here.
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07:44
Happy Memorial Day from O’Grady’s PowerPage!!!

Ladies and gents, it’s Memorial Day and with that in mind, the staff of O’Grady’s PowerPage will be taking the day to spend time with food, friends and family while remembering those who gave their lives so we could have this.
Enjoy the day, see some friends, get some sun and we’ll be back tomorrow with all the Mac and iOS mobile news and updates we can get our hands on.
Happy Memorial Day!

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07:19
Asus Announces ZenBook 3, a Retina MacBook Lookalike...

ASUS today at Computex 2016 in Taiwan announced a wide range of new products, including the ZenBook 3, its third-generation ultraportable notebook that is thinner, lighter, and faster than Apple's lookalike 12-inch Retina MacBook.

The 12.5-inch ZenBook 3 has an ultra-thin 11.9mm aerospace-grade aluminum alloy chassis that weights just 2 pounds and is "50% stronger than the standard alloy" used in competing notebooks. Comparatively, the Retina MacBook is 13.1mm thick and weighs 2.03 pounds.

ZenBook 3's display is crafted from edge-to-edge, scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 4, with a 1,920x1,080 pixels resolution and wide 72% NTSC color gamut. The notebook has a slim bezel design that provides an 82% screen-to-body ratio for a maximum viewing experience with a minimal footprint.

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07:19
Report: Developers losing interest in Apple Watch...

Realm, a company which provides mobile databases to around 100,000 app developers, told Business Insider that its stats show that developers are losing interest in the Apple Watch.

“On a weekly basis we’re seeing very few Watch apps, compared to iOS apps,” says VP Tim Anglade. “For every 1,000 new iOS apps being built, there are 10 tvOS apps and maybe 1 Watch app” … 

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06:53
How to watch this week's NBA and NHL finals on...

It's championship season for both hockey and basketball -- the NHL Stanley Cup Final kicks off Monday night, while the NBA Finals matchup will be set after game seven of the Western Conference Finals. Here's how to watch all of this week's action on the go with your iPhone.

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06:39
Apple May Introduce Next-Gen Natural Language API in...

Last week we reported that Apple is said to be readying an Amazon Echo competitor that could be used in the home for features like listening to music, asking for information and getting news headlines.

The product is thought to include a camera with facial recognition capabilities and said to learn over time about its users, which interact with the device via an enhanced version of Siri. Meanwhile, Apple's virtual assistant is expected to be opened up to outside developers via a soon-to-be-released software development kit in order to facilitate this integration.

Now, Tech Insider claims that a natural language outfit bought by Apple late last year...

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06:09
Poll: With new tech for both all-metal and all-glass...

A KGI report last month suggested that Apple could be headed back to an all-glass iPhone after a succession of metal-bodied models. Different people will have different aesthetic preferences, but there have also so far been practical considerations at play.
Glass backs allow for a clean design, but are vulnerable to smashing if dropped. Metal is more robust, but requires antenna cutouts which are not to everyone’s tastes.
However, new tech could overcome both issues, so we thought it would be interesting to find out which way you’d like Apple to go if the drawbacks of each could be eliminated from the equation …
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06:05
Indian government nixes Apple’s plans to sell used...

India's minister of commerce and industry, Nirmala Sitharaman, held a press conference on Monday to announce the government had rejected Apple's request, according to Live Mint

We are not in favour of any company selling used phones in the company, however certified they may be,” commerce and industry minister Nirmala Sitharaman said at a press conference.

In March Apple sought permission from the government in India to sell used iPhones in the country. The goal was to increase its smartphone marketshare in India — which is under 2% right now.

New MacBooks are on the way - get top dollar for your used MacBook from Gazelle.

 

 

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05:19
Indian government publicly rejects Apple's...

Despite a recent trip by Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook to meet with local officials, the Indian government on Monday announced that it will not allow the company to sell refurbished iPhones in its country.

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05:18
Building permits break down costs of new SF Apple...

Apple recently provided a sneak preview of its latest retail store in San Francisco’s Union Square ahead of its grand opening, and building permits shared with BuildZoom (via Patently Apple) have now revealed some of the costs involved in buying and prepping the store.
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05:18
Apple likely to Adopt Game Changing Silver Nanowire-...

Taiwan's TPK is a known Apple supplier (PDF) and the company behind Apple's 3D Touch display technology specifically. Today we're learning that TPK will be introducing a new technology that is likely to be used in future iOS devices – and it could be a game changer for many reasons.

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05:01
India rejects Apple’s request to sell used iPhones,...

Indian site LiveMint is reporting that the Indian government has formally rejected Apple’s request to sell refurbished iPhones in the country as a way to make them more affordable to local consumers.
A newly-formed lobbying group opposed the plan, with Bloomberg reporting earlier this month that the government was expected to rule against Apple. This now seems to have been confirmed, despite Tim Cook making the case for the exception during his recent meeting with Prime Minister Modi …
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05:00
What Will HPE Sell Next?


I joined a bunch of analysts in discussing Hewlett Packard Enterprise's next move at a secret conclave last week. The company had just announced the sale of its IT services, which basically undid much of Mark Hurd's work as CEO. It already had sold off PCs and printers, more than undoing Carly Fiorina's earlier efforts. Granted, HPE spun it like it was an acquisition, but this move leaves the firm even more crippled, suggesting there's more to come. To hear Meg Whitman speak, it was like she had completely lost touch with reality.

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05:00
Connect Amazon Echo (Alexa) to IFTTT

IFTTT makes the possibilities practically endless for what you can do with an Amazon Echo running Alexa. IFTTT provides workflows that connect Alexa to many of the most popular cloud services on the Internet. For example, Alexa can make a spreadsheet of all the songs you listen to using your Prime account, Email you a shopping list, sync To-Dos to Evernote, find your phone, set reminders on your phone, extend Alexa to manage your TV using Harmony, run Wink shortcuts, print files, manage a Wemo bulb (Belkin), control otherwise unsupported thermostats, control items within apps (e.g. make all your Hue lights a given color), time things (e.g. turn on the air conditioning for an hour), lock a door using an otherwise unsupported lock (e.g. with a Smarthings), do random things (e.g. assign a random color to a Hue light), interface with Google Calendar, and so much more.
Basically, if a service can interact with IFTTT using an API, then your Alexa can be made to talk to it. But...

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04:49
MacTech, MacNews celebrate Memorial Day

MacTech and MacNews will be “closed” today to celebrate Memorial Day, federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. Have a wonderful, safe holiday.

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04:12
VocalIQ acquisition hints at how Apple plans to win...

When the original developers of Siri jumped ship to develop a competing intelligent assistant called Viv, they dismissed Apple’s implementation of their intelligent assistant as just ‘a clever AI chatbot.’ We’ve since heard that Apple plans to offer a Siri SDK that will allow it to call on the capabilities of third-party apps (something I called for last year) – but it seems like the company is also seeking to go even beyond Viv’s capabilities.
Apple last year acquired British intelligent assistant developer VocalIQ – a...

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04:00
Apple World Today is celebrating Memorial Day

We’ll be running a limited news update schedule today as we celebrate Memorial Day.

Memorial Day, federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. Remember our veterans on this special day. And be safe.

 

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02:00
Daily Deal: Complete JavaScript Coding Bundle, just...

Whether you know it or not, just about every time you visit a website, you're running JavaScript code. Maybe it's displaying an ad (sorry...) or perhaps it's being used to display real-time data on your favorite financial site. The fact is, JavaScript is the most widely-used client-side scripting language, and it's easy to get a job as a JavaScript developer if you know what you're doing. Our deal today will get you the skills you need to master JavaScript coding, packing 8 courses with 518 lessons into the easy-to-afford $59 Complete JavaScript Coding Bundle

What are the 8 courses? 

  • Learn to Code, Become a Web Developer & Master JavaScript! 
  • Level Up Your JavaScript Skills By Mastering an Essential Library & Framework
  • Master EmberJS: Learn...
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Saturday May 28

09:00
The Week in iPad Cases: Toffee's Leather...

New iPad cases of the weekThis week’s roundup of new iPad cases brings us the Leather Shopper, a handsome tote bag with room for your iPad and all of its essentials. Plus, cases with Apple Pencil holders, modern backpacks, and more. Read on! IncaseThe Icon Backpack (all iPad models; $199.95 MSRP, on sale for $150 on Amazon) offers up plenty of room to keep you accessorized when you’re on the go.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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22:21
Apple Stores suffering from 'cult'...

For some workers, Apple Stores don't pay that well, don't leave much room for advancement, and sometimes produce an extremely difficult climate to work in, according to an interview with a U.K. staffer published on Saturday.

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21:23
CrashPlan 4.7

Prevents Time Machine from backing up the CrashPlan app bundle to avoid high CPU usage. (Free with a 30-day trial of online backup service, 73.8 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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20:49
Cinematic VR maker Jaunt needs a new CEO

Let's say you run a well-funded startup in the super-hot virtual reality sector. What would you do -- bask in your success? Don't tell that to Jaunt CEO Jens Christensen. After just three years at the cinematic VR company he helped create, Christe...

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20:30
Play Audible Books On Your Amazon Echo

The Amazon Echo is a great device for accessing content using a Prime membership. But the Echo is also useful for media that isn’t sourced from Prime. One of these is Audible, which makes sense, given that Audible is owned by Amazon. I found that my Audible account was around before it was linked to an Amazon account with Prime. In order to link the account, I needed to open the Alexa website and link my Audible account. To do so, open http://alexa.amazon.com. Then click on Music & Books in the sidebar.

Then click on Audible and either you will see your Audible books, or you will be able to provide an Audible username and password. Once authenticated, you’ll see a list of books from your Audible account.
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19:23
Nest's co-founder is releasing a smart kids...

Nest co-creator Tony Fadell isn't focused solely on making intelligent thermostats and smoke detectors. He recently unveiled Actev Motors, a company whose inaugural Arrow Smart-Kart promises to give kids a taste of what smart cars are like. The ele...

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18:43
iOS hacker shows off iOS 9.3.2 JailbreakMe-inspired...

Luca Todesco, better known around iOS hacking circles as qwertyoruiop, has released a video showcasing an iOS 9.3.2 jailbreak. The jailbreak, which is performed on a sixth-generation iPod touch, is performed in a style that’s similar to Comex’s famous JailbreakMe release for iOS 4.3.3 and below.
While it’s highly unlikely that this jailbreak release will ever see the light of day, the video is fairly convincing, and Todesco is a well-known hacker who has the credentials that lend to the video’s validity. more…Filed under: Jailbreak Tagged: Hacks,...

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18:30
Apple CEO Tim Cook: I'd Require All Children To...

This week Apple CEO Tim Cook argued at Startup Fest Europe that coding should be a 'second language' taught to all children. theodp shares two quotes from a YouTube video. "We fundamentally believe that coding is a language and that just like other languages are required in school, coding should be required in school," Cook stated. "I do think coding is as important-- if not more important -- as the second language that most people learn in today's world," Cook later added... "I would go in and make coding a requirement starting at the fourth or fifth grade, and I would build on that year after year after year...I think we're doing our kids a disservice if we're not teaching them and introducing them in that way." Meanwhile, The Hill reported this week that The Computer Science Education Coalition -- which includes Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Facebook, and dozens of other companies -- hired a fourth "advocacy firm" that specializes in "mobilizing groups of people to influence...

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17:50
Google Photos celebrates first birthday and 24...

Happy birthday, Google Photos. In the year since its launch, the service has created 1.6 billion animations, collages and movies from your snapshots, according to a post on the Google blog. More than that, there've been some 2 trillion labels, with 2...

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16:22
ASUS' GeForce GTX 1080 is faster and more...

NVIDIA's official GeForce GTX 1080 is fast, but let's face it: you're really waiting for the third-party cards that push the limits of what the high-end graphics chipset can really do. And it looks like your patience just paid off. ASUS has reveale...

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14:29
Apple is working on an AI system that wipes the...

“Wipes the floor” remains to be proven and we’ll likely see something announced at WWDC in a couple of weeks but this article points out that Apple develops “in private” for the most part. Those who doubt Apple’s AI efforts seem to forget that fact.∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:06
2016 best entry-level DSLRs: what to look for, what...

If you or someone you know wants a beginner DLSR, you can’t go too far wrong with many of the cameras on this list. The important thing is to not assume the camera automatically takes good pictures. That’s the responsibility of the photographer. Learn how to shoot, learn how to use your camera and practice, practice, practice. That’s how you become a better photographer.∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:02
GraphicConverter 10

Major new release for the "Swiss Army knife" of graphics programs adds face recognition, collage creation, support for Apple Live Photos, and more. ($39.95 new, free update, 113 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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13:01
Chinese schoolkids climb a 2,625-foot cliffside...

You know that old cliche you’ve heard about having to “walk to school in the snow, 5 miles uphill both ways…”? Next time you hear that, point the speaker to these kids. He’ll shut up quick.∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:59
RapidWeaver 7.0.1

Major update for the Web design and publishing software with over 50 new features and enhancements. ($99 new, free update, 87.8 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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11:36
∞ 23 Ninja tips for your next photo walk

Calling these “Ninja tips” is silly but there’s a lot of good info in this video. Next time you go out shooting, pick one or two of them and focus on getting that particular shot.

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03:00
The week in Apple news: iPhone 7 rumors, MacBook Pro...

Apple headlines for the week ending May 27, 2016As Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) approaches, the rumors are starting to heat up. There are fresh rumors about the MacBook Pro, the iPhone 7, the Apple Car, iTunes content, and more. You’ll find links to the rumors as well as hard news in this slideshow. Click on the link to get more information.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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10:23
The California Institute of Technology Sues Apple...

The California Institute of Technology has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Broadcom and Apple (and Avago Technologies owned by Broadcom). The patent infringement lawsuit concerns Apple's iPhones beginning with the iPhone 5, the iPad, MacBook Air, Apple Watch and more. Apple's use of ...

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08:34
Apple Store Worker Says Staff Routinely Get Death...

Business Insider UK this morning published a detailed interview with an alleged UK Apple retail employee that provides an intriguing insight into what it's like to work in an Apple Store.

The interview is unusual because every Apple staffer signs a confidentiality agreement on their first day in the job, which apparently prevents them from speaking publicly or announcing their new employment on social media, and even bans them from taking a selfie wearing their Apple T-shirt.

According to the veteran staffer – who remained anonymous in fear that Apple would pursue a legal action against them – Apple pays about £8 per hour in the UK (around $11.70) and staff receive no bonus incentives for sales, leaving many unable to afford the products they sell.

The worker claims that although positions in the company's stores are highly prized, Apple doesn't promote internally in the...

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08:27
This week’s top stories: new MacBooks incoming,...

The top Apple stories this week include reports of new MacBook models on the way, the latest rumored specs and features for iPhone 7, our roundup of features in the cards for iOS 10, and reports that Apple is developing dedicated hardware and a new SDK for Siri. As usual, below we’ve collected all of the handy links to these and our other top stories this week.
more…Filed under: AAPL Company, iOS Devices, Mac Tagged: AAPL, Apple, iOS 10, iPhone 7, leaks,...

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07:36
Samsung Presented a VR Smartphone Display this Week...

At the Display Week conference in San Francisco this week, Samsung made a big splash in presenting a rather interesting high resolution 4K screen for a future generation smartphone for their Gear VR

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05:59
Microsoft's Panay makes it Clear: Surface is to...

Back in May 2014 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Microsoft's New Surface Pro 3 Thinks it's a Notebook." In that report we pointed out that Panos Panay, Microsoft's Corporate VP for Surface, was obsessed during his Surface Pro 3 introductory keynote about their tablet hybrid being a better notebook than Apple's MacBook Air. Now in a new interview Panos Panay make it clear ...

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05:50
Twitter gets Peek and Pop 3D touch features in...

You wouldn’t know it from looking at the Twitter iOS app update’s release notes but last night’s update allows for 3D touch Peek and Pop features on iPhone 6s/Plus. As Twitter puts it:

What’s New in Version 6.54
A few minor updates that you didn’t even know you needed.
In quick testing, the feature works reasonably well for ‘Peeking’ at URLs, images and profiles.
Filed under: iOS Devices ...

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02:35
This week on AI: New MacBook Pro rumors, Apple'...

While "iPhone 7" rumors continued to fly fast and furious, some of this week's biggest news actually surrounded the company's MacBook plans, as well as a possible Siri-based competitor to Amazon's Echo speaker.

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Sunday May 29

20:20
Largest-ever math proof chews up 200TB of data

You've probably been asked to prove a math solution at some point, but never like this. Researchers have created the world's largest math proof while solving the Boolean Pythagorean triples problem, consuming a whopping 200TB of data -- the previous...

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20:00
ARM prepares for VR in 2017's phones with new...

Come next year, ARM has one major theme in mind for its next batch of mobile processors: virtual reality. Its new Cortex-A73 chip and Mali-G71 GPU are, naturally, faster than its current lineup. But more so than the past few years, where incremental...

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18:40
Pope meets YouTube creators from around the world

Popes are no stranger to YouTube (Benedict XVI got a YouTube channel years ago), but Pope Francis is stepping things up a notch. He just met with 11 YouTube creators from around the world in a "first-of-its-kind" chat to share perspectives on issues...

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10:42
GraphicConverter 10

Everyone should have a copy of GraphicConverter on their Mac. It not only can open an incredible array of file formats, it has a feature set useful to many users of all skill levels. It’s a bonus that you’d be supporting a small Mac developer who has been around and creating great software for a very, very long time.∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:02
William Gibson has written a comic, and you should...

If William Gibson wrote a phone book, I’d read it from cover to cover. His is a seminal voice in fiction and someone who’s work I devour whenever he has anything published. This will be no exception.∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:56
The inside story of Apple’s forgotten project to...

Us old timers remember QT VR and how cool it was for its time. Sadly, another “cool” technology Apple either killed off or let die on the vine.∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:41
Cyberduck 5

Returns support for Google Drive and updates user interface. ($23.99 new, free update, 89.6 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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06:21
Apple spent more than $1 Million for their new San...

Earlier this month we covered the opening of Apple's new Union Square Apple Store with its new features such as the Avenue, Genius Grove, The Boardroom and more. The new building design introduced massive 40 foot sliding glass doors that could one day turn that store into an iCar showroom if they wanted to. Over the weekend we learned ...

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05:00
Manage Alarms On Amazon Echo

One of those fun things that Alexa can do is set alarms for you. I usually sleep around 4 or 5 hours a night, so no amount of alarms is enough to roust me out of bed. Therefore, adding Alexa on my Amazon Echo to the extensive list of alarms I have around my house is welcome. Let’s look at some things you can tell Alexa to do for ya’, when it comes to alarms. First, let’s set an alarm for noon:
“Alexa, set an alarm for noon tomorrow.”
Alexa will then repeat back the alarm she just configured. Now, let’s setup a repeating alarm for every Tuesday morning at 6am:
“Alexa, set an alarm for every Tuesday at 6am.”
Now, let’s check a list of all the alarms running on your Amazon Echo account:
“Alexa, list my alarms.”
If an alarm for tomorrow is at 11am, we can then delete it using:
“Alexa, delete the 11am alarm for tomorrow”
To snooze an alarm, just say:
“Snooze”
You can also ask about what alarms you have for a given day. So that...

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03:23
Tinderbox 6.6 and Storyspace 3.1.2

Updates to Eastgate's personal content assistant and hypertext writing app. ($249/149 new, free update, 55.4/49.6 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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Friday May 27

11:41
Apple's intelligent assistant plans shouldn...

So, rumor has it that Apple is working on a competitor to the Amazon Echo, and has been for a while. Rumor also has it that the company may also be adding a microphone and speaker to the Apple TV, to make it more Echo-like. Furthermore, yet another rumor points to the emergence of a Siri API.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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