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Wednesday March 11

07:41
Apple Pay adds 13 new retailers including...



The list of Apple Pay retailers is growing.
As of Tuesday, the total now includes 61 merchants including the following 13 new additions:
- Coca-Cola
- Dan’s Fresh Market
- Dick’s Fresh Market
- Lin’s Fresh Market
- Bashas’

- Fuddruckers
- Jamba Juice
- Jersey Mike’s
- JetBlue
- Maceys
- Office Max
- Pep Boys
- Regal Cinemas.
Acme, Albertsons, Anthropologie, Free People, LL Bean and Urban Outfitters are all listed as “coming soon.”
Apple has also been busy bringing apps into the Apple Pay fold, with Kickstarter and GameStop added yesterday, with the Etsy store and...

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07:40
∞ AC/DC’s new video: “Rock the Blues Away”

So great seeing the guys back at it.

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07:28
Field Notes: Two Rivers Edition

I’ve been using Field Notes memo books for years. I have one sitting beside me right now and another in my computer bag, ready to go.∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:20
Ulysses 2.0 writing app in works for Mac, iPad



If you were a fan of the Ulysses writing app for Mac and iOS, version 2.0 is just around the corner.
Major changes to Ulysses 2.0 for the Mac include the following:
- New name: Ulysses for Mac is now called just that. No more Roman numerals.
- Seamless sync with Ulysses for iPad: That’s right. Ulysses is now also available on iPad. It’s the full monty. And it syncs via iCloud.
- Updated interface: Redesigned almost every aspect based on Yosemite’s fresh new look. Cleaned house in the process.
- Attachment bar: Attachments now have their proper place. Again.

- New home for favs: Favorites have moved to the sidebar. Where they belonged in the first place.
- Status...

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07:10
Yes, a lot of Apple services are down right now... (...

Can't get into the App Store? Trying to update a Mac app from the Mac App Store? How about trying to get a book from the iBooks Store or music or a movie from the iTunes Store? These services have been down for quite a few hours in multiple countries, so you'll have to wait.

While the store outages are still occurring as of 11 AM ET, it appears that iCloud Mail and iCloud accounts and sign-ins are back up after a prolonged overnight outage. 

We'll update this post when things are back to normal.

UPDATE: the stores are back online as of 4:10 PM ET. The issue appears to have been in DNS servers behind the scenes at Apple. We'd love to know how much that outage cost developers and Apple...

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07:00
Apple seen shipping just 450K 12" MacBooks in...

Apple's latest notebook may need some time to meet the lofty sales bar set by its siblings, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, as the relatively high price and unconventional port arrangement could temper demand at the outset.

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07:00
Apple Pay picks up new merchants and apps

There are now a total of 61 retail and restaurant chains accepting Apple Pay in the US after Apple added a baker's dozen of new merchants to their ever-growing list.

The new places to spend your money with a tap and a thumbprint include grocery chains Bashas', Dan's Fresh Market, Dick's Fresh Market, Lin's Fresh Market (are those folks related?) and Maceys, and food and beverage vendors Fuddruckers, Jamba Juice and Jersey Mike's.

Flying on JetBlue? They're now on the list. You can pick up office supplies at Office Max, auto parts at Pep Boys, and catch a movie at Regal Cinemas, all without reaching for your wallet. 

Of course, Apple CEO Tim Cook brought up one other major vendor during Monday's event -- Coca-Cola vending machines. The company currently has 40,000 machines that accept Apple Pay and plans to upgrade 60,000 more by the end of 2015. 

Finally, Kickstarter's...

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06:56
WaterField Designs announces Zip Brief for 12-inch...



The first of the 12-inch MacBook cases has arrived.
And it looks pretty nifty.
WaterField Designs has announced the Zip Brief, a case specifically designed for the new 12-inch Apple MacBook. The Zip Brief features pockets that cradle the MacBook on one side and accessories on the other, and an angled front pocket holds a smartphone, wallet or commuter pass.
The case is TSA-friendly and can be fully opened for airport security while contents remain safely secured.

The Zip Brief is available in tan waxed canvas or black ballistic nylon, includes two nylon handles and a detachable suspension shoulder strap and retails for US$179.00. The unit is now available...

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06:53
Outages plague App Store, iTunes, and other Apple...

Apple services are having major issues this morning.
It started with iCloud. Users were unable to sign in to their iCloud mail accounts, then all of iCloud went down in an outage that lasted from just before 5 a.m. Eastern to around 9 a.m. Now iCloud is back up, but customers can’t make purchases in iTunes, the iOS and Mac App Stores, and the iBooks Store. iTunes Connect is also on the fritz.
Basically, if a service requires an Apple login, you might have trouble accessing it this morning. The problems aren’t just affecting U.S. Apple users—The Next Web noted that the outages appear to be worldwide....

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06:45
New Apple Watch models with different casing...

With the Apple Watch set to ship in aluminum, stainless steel and 18-karat gold, Apple could launch as many as three additional casing materials in time for this fall's holiday shopping season, according to well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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06:42
iPhone may be the next stop for Apple's Force...

Apple will reportedly include “Force Touch” technology in the next iPhone after introducing the pressure-sensitive panels in the Apple Watch and the new MacBook.Force Touch lets users perform different actions depend on how hard they press on the screen. On the Watch, for instance, a firm press brings up more options in apps like Messages and Calendar. On the new MacBook, pressing hard on the trackpad performs actions that used to require a two-finger tap, such as getting a Wikipedia definition when selecting a word.Sources now tell the Wall Street Journal that Apple will extend the technology to the next iPhone later this year. The report also claims that Apple will stick to the same 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screen sizes as the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus...

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06:31
Swiss watchmakers gear up to compete with Apple...

Although Swiss watchmakers have sometimes been passive or even resistant in response to smartwatches like the Apple Watch, the companies are said to be working on smartwatches of their own and could even see a boost to sales of traditional luxury models.

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06:09
Thunderbolted: USB-C is our new connection overlord...

Macworld:With the new 12-inch MacBook, Apple has gone all in for all-in-one, using USB-C to provide power, display output, and USB connections. Thunderbolt is gone. The SD card slot is gone as well. The upside is compatibility, and thus lower costs and more options. USB-C is also a unifying and universal standard that doesn’t involve a single company acting as a licensing gatekeeper, the way Apple protects Lightning cables and adapters. USB-C would seem to have a lot to offer, but first we have to get over the hump of newness.Typical story of “short term pain for long term gain” but it means I don’t see this particular machine as my next laptop.∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:50
With Apple Watch prices set to top $20,000 in China...

Mainland Chinese consumers looking to purchase an Apple Watch will face credit card bills far higher than their counterparts in Japan or Hong Kong thanks to the nation's oppressive luxury tax scheme, setting the stage for China's impressive counterfeiting industry to flood the streets with copycat devices.

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05:02
Vintage internet ads

Remember CompuServe? Excite? Prodigy? Kind of an ugly nostalgia.∞ Read this on The Loop

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04:55
The new MacBook is almost all battery

Check out the picture. The MacBook is mostly battery. An ingenious approach to maximizing battery size.∞ Read this on The Loop

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04:44
Extended downtime for Apple's iTunes, App Store...

Apple's online services, including the iTunes Store and App Store, experienced an extended outage Wednesday morning, stretching for hours, even though Apple's official system status page suggested all services were online.

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04:28
Collected reactions to the Apple Watch

Jay Yarow at Business Insider pulled together a variety of reactions to some hands-on time with the Apple Watch. These are snap reactions, given without the opportunity to live with the technology, without the benefit of true immersion.In a nutshell, the reaction feels like one of confusion with the Apple Watch interface.∞ Read this on The Loop

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04:00
Evolve OS Is a Clean and Light Work in Progress


I am always interested in new desktop approaches. That's what drew my attention to Evolve OS. Normally, infant releases are too undeveloped to be the focus of a bona fide software review. This is not a criticism, but a reality of the work-in-progress nature of developing an OS. Evolve OS Beta has two innovations that distinguish it from the crowd of Linux distro newcomers. This new arrival is built around a home-made desktop called "Budgie" and a custom package manager forked from Pardus Linux.

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03:59
Still undecided about an Apple Watch? Startup offers...

The Apple Watch is not a cheap purchase, and with only 60% of our readers planning to buy one, it’s clear that many of you are not yet convinced you see a role for it. (I have to say I was even less convinced after checking out the size on my wrist in the Apple Store app–even the 42mm model looks tiny.)
My own plan, as a smartwatch skeptic, is to check that Apple’s 14-day return policy applies to the watch before buying one to try out for a week, fully expecting to return it. But if you don’t want to lay out that kind of cash even temporarily, a startup called Lumoid is offering Apple Watch rentals starting at $45 a day … ...

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03:32
Apple adds 13 new Apple Pay retailers to website,...

Apple has added 13 new retailers to its Apple Pay site, bringing the new total to 61 merchants. The biggest name wasn’t a surprise: Tim Cook gave a shout-out to Coca-Cola vending machines during Monday’s Spring Forward event, with 40,000 machines supported today, and a further 60,000 being upgraded by the end of the year … 
There’s something of a fresh market theme going on, with Dan’s Fresh Market, Dick’s Fresh Market and Lin’s Fresh Market all added, along with Bashas’, Fuddruckers, Jamba Juice, Jersey Mike’s, JetBlue, Maceys, Office Max, Pep Boys and Regal Cinemas.
Acme, Albertsons, Anthropologie, Free People, LL Bean and Urban Outfitters are all listed as “coming soon.”
Apple has also been busy...

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02:46
Apple login services down, iOS and Mac App Stores...

Apple looks to be having a few lot of problems with its servers this morning. At the time of writing, iTunes Connect is refusing logins, the iBooks store is not responding and there are intermittent outages when viewing some individual items in both iOS and Mac App Stores … 
Both Reddit and Apple’s forums are lightning up with people unable to login to Apple services. 
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02:26
External Link: Josh Centers Talks CIA Hacking on The...

Managing Editor Josh Centers called into The Dan Benjamin Hour to discuss revelations that the CIA is working to break the security of Apple devices. Josh gives an overview of what’s been revealed, and offers some insight into what average users can do to protect themselves (not much). 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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02:09
Meerkat Broadcasts Your Video to Twitter

Meerkat makes it easy to stream live video to your Twitter followers. Josh Centers explains how it works. 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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02:08
Which Watch? How to pick the Apple Watch that’s...

Picking an Apple Watch isn’t like picking out your next iPhone—forget about focusing on specs and storage size. Instead, you’ll be looking at alloys (aluminum, stainless steel, or solid gold?), style (sporty, classic, or bling-bling?), and price ($349, $549, or the cost of iPad Air 2’s for you and 19 friends?) The Apple Watch is unchartered territory, but we’re here to help you navigate. Here are some things to consider before you pre-order your Apple Watch on April 10. The Watch itself

...OK, this isn’t true to size, but if you launch the Apple Store app on your iPhone, you can toggle back and forth between 38mm and 42mm case sizes to get a real-life feel.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here...

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Tuesday March 10

18:18
Apple Pay adds support for 14 new merchants...

Following big MacBook and Apple Watch announcements at Monday's "Spring Forward" event, Apple updated its running list of merchants that support Apple Pay to include 14 new stores.

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17:28
Next-gen iPhone rumored to include Force Touch,...

A report on Tuesday reiterated claims that Apple plans to integrate Force Touch features into its next iPhone model, and at the same time floated new rumors about an upcoming pink version of the handset.

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17:09
WSJ: Next iPhone to include Force Touch, Apple...

Apple is reportedly planning to bring its Force Touch technology to the next version of the iPhone, the Wall Street Journal says. The tech was first introduced in the Apple Watch last September, then made its way to the latest MacBook model during yesterday’s “Spring Forward” event.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard that the next-gen phone will support Force Touch. Even in 2013, rumors were flying that...

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17:00
Booming retail sales enable Apple to negotiate low...

The popularity of Apple's retail outlets has enabled the company to negotiate extremely low rent rates at malls, which in turn benefit from the additional foot traffic.

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16:40
OWC unboxes, tears down the new MacBook Airs

When a new Mac or iOS device is released, one of the first things that tech bloggers wait for is the first teardown of that device. In this case, the devices were the new MacBook Airs announced yesterday and the company was OWC.  

So, what did the Other World Computing folks find in the new slender (but not as sleek as the new MacBook) laptops? With the 13-inch MacBook Air (AKA 13” 2015 MacBook Air7,2 SSD), the company not only did a teardown but also ran benchmarks on the solid-state drive (a four-lane PCIe SSD) to see just how fast it was. Running the QuickBench 4.0 suite -- also Apple World Today's favorite drive benchmarking tool -- they found that the extended file tests came in at 1,388 MB/second read and 1,216 MB/second write. 

Now of course these are internal drives and don't need to transfer data via Thunderbolt or USB, but as a comparison, let's look...

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15:58
Apple’s ability to drive mall traffic allows it to...

The Franklin Park Mall Apple Store opened in December
Apple Stores are so effective at bringing shoppers into malls that the company has been able to negotiate much lower rent deals than most shops, the Wall Street Journal said in a report today. While most tenants have worked out deals to pay about 15% of their sales in rent, Apple’s ability drive traffic has enabled the company to keep its rent as low as a meager 2%.
The only way things could get better for Apple, it seems, is if the Cupertino tech maker was able to secure the same agreement as large department stores, which pay nothing in rent and simply pay fees to help manage the up-keep of the mall’s common areas.
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15:35
Apple seeks dismissal of A123 lawsuit over alleged...

Apple on Tuesday filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit leveled by battery maker A123 over alleged poaching activities, saying the complaint failed to meet certain legal requirements.

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15:18
How to choose an Apple Watch: Are you a steel or a...

Video

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14:45
∞ Thoughts on Apple Watch

About 24 hours ago I was sitting in a room with Apple executives with an Apple Watch on my wrist, flipping through the different screens and options. I was immediately more impressed with the watch than I was when the device was first introduced in September 2014. [...]

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14:34
Google Calendar comes to iPhone, 'Oddworld:...

Two significant apps hit Apple's mobile and desktop operating systems today, as the long-awaited Google Calendar debuted for iPhone and console classic Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath landed on Mac.

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14:30
AWT News Update: March 10, 2015

APPLE STORE ALA MOANA, Photo via Apple.com

Today in the world of Apple news:

  • The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple Stores draw so many customers that they lift mall sales by an average of 10%, giving the company an advantage in negotiating mall rents
  • Apple's battle with court-appointed antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich may be nearing a conclusion as the company goes to the Second US Court of Appeals for relief
  • Swatch co-inventor thinks the Apple Watch will put pressure on the watch industry and jobs in Switzerland

Join us tomorrow for another episode of the AWT News Update, and be sure to leave a rating in the iTunes Store for this podcast.

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14:11
Reactions to the New MacBook and Apple Watch

As the dust settles from Apple's press conference yesterday, there have been a broad variety of reactions around the web. Robinson Meyer at The Atlantic says Apple's $10,000 watch demonstrates the company has lost its soul. "The prices grate. And they grate not because they’re so expensive, but because they’re gratuitously expensive. ... To many commentators, this is unsurprising. It’s good business sense, really. Apple has made its world-devouring profits by ratcheting up profit margins on iPhones. There is no better target for these massive margins than the super-rich. But high margins do not a luxury brand make." Others suspect the high-end watches are targeted more at rich people in China. As for the less expensive watches, perhaps they're around not so much to become a new major sales category for Apple, but rather to drive more iPhone sales. Meanwhile, the redesigned MacBook may signify a bigger change for the laptop industry than people realize: "We don’t need all those...

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13:49
Security Update 2015-001 (Mountain Lion, Mavericks,...

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

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13:41
What Mobile World Congress Delivered Besides Same-...


The latest handsets and tablets received their typical share of headlines at this year's MWC, but their mindshare shrank considerably. Sony unveiled its Xperia Z4 tablet, possibly its last hurrah in the mobile space. Meanwhile, Samsung's latest iPhone answer, the Galaxy S6, stole the spotlight. However, with more than 2,000 tech organizations promoting their wares and services -- most of which didn't bring iAssassins -- MWC 2015 offered a fresh set of promises, electrifying trade show audiences and intriguing those who watched from afar.

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13:20
Will the iPhone transform medicine? The FDA may have...


Apple’s keynote this week produced a lot of hype-worthy news, as such Apple announcements often do. Laptops with no ports! Wearables with five-figure price tags! And who could forget the claims that the iPhone is now going to transform medical research? The keynote seemed to imply that iPhones, and ResearchKit, would transform our smartphones into medical tricorders, ready to diagnose Parkinson’s disease or atherosclerosis at the tap of a screen. Not so fast.
As much as Silicon Valley likes to think of itself as a force for good, disrupting this and pivoting that, it sometimes forgets that there’s a wider world...

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13:06
Apple finds sympathetic ear in fight to remove...

The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on Tuesday heard Apple's arguments to dislodge lawyer Michael Bromwich from his position as external antitrust monitor, with one judge voicing concern over the methods used in his investigation.

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13:01
Apple Stores preparing new Reserve and Pickup system...

Apple is preparing a new Reserve and Pickup system at its retail stores that will roll out in time for the Watch launch on April 24th, according to sources. The Reserve and Pickup system for the Apple Watch will differ from the existing Personal Pickup system for other products, which allows customers to fully purchase items online before picking them up at Apple retail locations. The new system will allow potential Watch customers to reserve a desired case and band combination online, then try the specific Watch in-store before completing the purchase.As it announced yesterday, Apple will begin taking pre-orders for the Watch beginning April 10th at which point Apple Watches will begin to be displayed within Apple retail stores. Apple is describing the two week period between pre-orders and the Watch going on sale as Preview, and the...

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12:37
You can now compare Apple Watch 38mm and 42mm actual...

Apple Watch Space Black Stainless Steel, 38mm & 42mm
When the Apple Watch becomes available for pre-order on April 10th next month, customers will have to decide between two different sizes: 38mm and 42mm. Deciding between the two sizes may be difficult if you want to buy one before they begin shipping on April 24th, so the Watch will go on display at Apple Stores two weeks ahead of its launch.
You might not be able to visit a crowded Apple Store just to make that decision, and Apple (mostly) has that covered too. Buried inside the Apple Store app for iPhone is an actual size comparison for each case size. The mockup shows the casing of the Apple Watch with the home screen icons displayed, and you can tap to toggle between the smaller and larger cases....

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12:30
CalDigit Thunderbolt Station 2: Maximum expansion,...

CalDigit Thunderbolt station 2. Photo by Steve sande © 2015, All rights reserved

Despite Apple's decision to not include Thunderbolt 2 in the new MacBook, the fast connectivity option is quickly becoming mainstream for those who need lots of speedy external storage or multiple big monitors. As such, manufacturers like CalDigit have been stepping up efforts to produce docks that allow multiple peripherals to be connected to a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Mac mini or Mac Pro with a single cable. Today we're looking at the CalDigit Thunderbolt Station 2 (US$199, affiliate link), a surprisingly small but powerful Thunderbolt 2 dock.

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 5.2 x 3.88 x 1.71 inches (13.2 x 9.86 x 4.34 cm)
  • Weight: 1.34 lbs (.61 kg)

Design

Many of the docks I've reviewed in the past have come in a horizontal...

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12:11
Ending! $40 Mac Bundle: Things, ScreenFlow, Typed,...

Update: Ending in 24 hours
9to5Toys Specials has put together a really impressive bundle of 8 Mac apps including the latest versions of Screenflow and Things (which are $100 and $49 at the Mac App Store by themselves!).
Using the coupon code ULTRAMAC5 at checkout, 9to5 readers can get an extra $5 discount over at Specials.9to5Toys.com to buy the whole bundle ...

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12:07
Griffin introduces WatchStand for Apple Watch, LaCie...

Two companies major accessory makers have capitalized on Apple's latest hardware announcements to introduce new products: Griffin has revealed the WatchStand for the Apple Watch, while LaCie has premiered a USB-C version of the Porsche Design Mobile Drive, aimed at Apple's 12-inch MacBook.

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12:02
Opinion: Apple’s Spring Forward event signals huge...


Although many people expected that Apple’s Spring Forward event would mostly focus on the Apple Watch, more than half of the event — notably, the first part — covered other topics. Collectively, there were so many interesting developments that their individual significance was somewhat lost, particularly given that long-awaited Watch pricing news wrapped up the event.
That’s why I wanted to reconsider what Spring Forward revealed about some of Apple’s non-Watch products. Some of the announcements signal that big changes are ahead for Apple’s Mac, iPad, and Apple TV product lines, as well as Apple itself. Read on for my thoughts, and add yours to the comments section below…...

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12:00
The Week in Mac Apps: Blueprint offers seamless...

Blueprint offers seamless business management, plus disk cleaning utilities and moreThis week, our roundup of new Mac app brings you apps to manage your text files, notes, business relationships, and photos. For variety, we even threw in a new way to look at the sky, and an easy solution to get rid of the clutter that affects your storage.Assembler 1.0Quote-Unquote Apps’s $10 Assembler (Mac App Store Link) solves a surprisingly common problem: It glues together multiple text files into a single document.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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11:55
Swiss watch industry headed for an 'ice age...

Apple's soon-to-be-released entry into the wearable market could bring financial pain for the low end of Switzerland's vaunted watch industry, according to Swatch co-inventor Elmar Mock, who believes that the Apple Watch "will put a lot of pressure on the traditional watch industry and jobs in Switzerland."

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11:18
Snowden docs show CIA's attempts to hack Apple...

Researchers sponsored by the U.S. government have reportedly tried to defeat the encryption and security of Apple devices for years.
Several presentations given between 2010 and 2012 at a conference sponsored by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency described attempts to decrypt the firmware in Apple mobile devices or to backdoor Mac OS X and iOS applications by poisoning developer tools.
Abstracts of the secret presentations were among the documents leaked by former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden to journalists and were published Tuesday by The Intercept.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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11:09
Taking Apple Watch for a run? Don't forget your...

This runner’s idea of heaven is strapping a 38mm Apple Watch Sport to my wrist, throwing on a Bluetooth headset, and hitting the Prospect Park loop completely unencumbered.
But my hopes were dashed when I realized during Monday’s Apple Watch event that some key fitness features won’t work if I run without my iPhone 6. The Watch’s heart rate sensor and accelerometer work on their own, and the native Workout app can track different kinds of workouts that don’t require GPS. All of that information can later be synced with your phone if you exercise without it.An iPhone companion

On Monday, Apple took the wraps off new Watch app partners, including fit tech companies like Nike, Runtastic, and Strava, which will track your workout progress on your wrist. It’s a far more convenient place to see your current pace than having to unlock your phone and fumble through various screens....

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11:03
Third-party Apple Watch straps coming soon with...

Apple will have its own straps and bands available for Apple Watch when it launches next month, but companies are already planning third-party options…
The big draw for third-party bands will be the ability for customers to purchase the entry-level $349 Sport model and upgrade to a stainless steel or leather band for much less than Apple’s official bands.
A new crowdfunding campaign from Monowear Design, for instance, promises leather and stainless steel bands for $80 each. Compare that with the $450 Apple...

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11:02
Schumer to FAA: Straighten Up Cybersecurity and Fly...


The United States Federal Aviation Administration should implement cybersecurity upgrades recommended by the U.S. Government Accountability Office immediately, or risk hackers taking over its computer systems, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., has warned. The GAO last week released a report that found significant security control weaknesses in the FAA's computer systems threatened its ability to ensure the safe and uninterrupted operation of the U.S. national aerospace system, or NAS.

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10:53
Choosing your Apple Watch: Case and band...

After deciding on a case size and material, choosing a band is the most important part of buying a new Apple Watch. Apple uses case and band combinations to stratify the wearable's pricing, so AppleInsider took a look at the options.

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09:15
Google releases Calendar for iPhone app

Google just announced its much anticipated Google Calendar app for iPhone is now available on the App Store. The app is essentially an iPhone version of the standalone Calendar mobile app previously only available for Android devices. Google first unveiled the latest version of its Calendar app alongside the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop late last year. 
The Google Calendar app for iPhone works with your Exchange and iCloud calendars and also integrates with Gmail to automatically turn events from emails into Calendar entries. Here’s a rundown on features from Google:

● A new Schedule View – See...

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09:15
Apple patches FREAK vulnerability on Mountain Lion,...


Apple has published their second major security roll-up package of the year, Security Update 2015-002, which contains fixes for multiple version of OS X stretching from Mountain Lion 10.8.5 to Yosemite 10.10.2. These updates mitigate threats from several different vulnerabilities, but the most notable is a fix that will inoculate Safari users against the so-called "FREAK" SSL/TLS exploit (CVE-2015-0204, although at publication time the Apple page shows CVE-2015-0167 as the CVE ID for FREAK).
First publicized a week ago, the "FREAK" vulnerability can be used by an attacker to force someone’s SSL/TLS connection to a Web...

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09:12
Roundup: CarPlay, Tesla, diversity and more at Apple...

Apple’s annual shareholders meeting is taking place today at its headquarters in Cupertino where shareholders vote on proposals from both Apple management and other shareholders, and Apple fields questions from attendees at the meeting. While shareholder meetings aren’t broadcasted like earnings calls, a few members of the media are in attendance to report the event’s activities. Below is a roundup of news coming out of the meeting…

– Shareholders pass all Apple proposals

All Apple proposals passed, but exec comp one got 25.37% no votes, which is high.
— Philip Elmer-DeWitt (@philiped) March 10, 2015

– Cook says ResearchKit isn’t about ROI

Tim Cook says research kit has no business model or ROI – "this is not the lens at which we look...

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09:10
CIA Tried To Crack Security of Apple Devices

According to a story at The Guardian passed on by an anonymous reader, The CIA led sophisticated intelligence agency efforts to undermine the encryption used in Apple phones, as well as insert secret surveillance back doors into apps, top-secret documents published by the Intercept online news site have revealed. he newly disclosed documents from the National Security Agency's internal systems show surveillance methods were presented at its secret annual conference, known as the "jamboree."

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09:05
Gadget Ogling: Slick, Dull and Outlandish...


Samsung is trying something a little different while simultaneously positioning its S6 and S6 edge as the market's dominant Android smartphones. Sure, they're faster, smarter, brighter, stronger and more powerful than previous models -- as you might expect in a flagship refresh -- and that's all terribly pedestrian. Still, I love the edge concept. I'm glad to see Samsung continue and expand it, with slivers of the screen bending around both edges of the surface.

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09:00
Swiss watchmakers offer mix of deep concern,...

Swiss watchmakers are once again weighing in on how Apple Watch might impact the Swiss watch industry after Apple yesterday revealed pricing and availability for its three Watch collections. By confirming that its 18k gold models will range from $10,000-$17,000, Apple signaled that it isn’t content to sell into the $350 – $1,000 market where the aluminum Sport and stainless steel Watch models sit; it’s also aiming at the premium luxury watch market. However, it’s the lower end of Apple’s collection that Swiss watchmakers are really worried about.
In an interview with Bloomberg, Swatch co-...

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08:54
Welcome to the Mac: Revisiting OS X's welcome...

I bought an iMac G4 the other day; you’ll get to meet her soon in Think Retro, but she’s just wonderful; I’ve wanted to own one from the second I saw them. This column’s not about her, though.Even though the chap I bought it from had carefully—responsibly!—erased his personal data from it, the first thing I wanted to do, of course, was install a clean OS. I couldn’t find any Tiger install discs, but I knew I’d created disc images of at least some installers and stored them safely on my Drobo. I couldn’t burn the image to a DVD, but that might be because the cake of blank DVDs I unearthed is many years old and so may be degraded.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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08:53
External Link: Apple Devices Targeted by the CIA

The Intercept has received top secret internal documents that show that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has spent years trying to infiltrate Apple devices. Tactics attempted by the CIA include modifying Xcode to place vulnerabilities in apps, modifying the Mac OS X updater to install keyloggers, and attempting to extract iPhone Group ID keys by analyzing the devices’ electromagnetic emissions. It’s unknown how effective the CIA’s techniques have been. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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08:36
Sci-fi fantasies realized: the iPhone is the best...

Many boys want to be a firefighter when they grow up. Or maybe a race car driver, a police officer or a solider.

I wanted to work on the USS Enterprise.

Look at that enormous thing. oh, how I wanted one. 

Star Trek, the original series, was in syndication when I was young. My father loved the show, and he'd invite me to watch it with him. We'd sit side by side on the couch and watch Kirk and Spock fly through space and have incredible adventures. My dad would explain who the aliens were and what the ships were called. He described McCoy's Tricorder, Kirk's flip-open communicator and the transporter. I fell in love with them and imagined what life would be like if I had those things.

I'd ride by bike around the neighborhood, pedaling as hard as my skinny little legs would go, the whole time imagining I was the...

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08:18
Labels say 'no' to Apple on cheap...

Record labels are reportedly standing firm against Apple's plan for an $8 per month streaming music service, and may even consider new listening caps for Spotify.Citing unnamed insiders, Billboard reports that labels are rethinking the value of streaming music now that services like Spotify have taken hold. While labels had been eager to establish new revenue sources after the decline of the CD business, some are now worried that these services still aren't bringing in enough money. It's a sentiment echoed by artists such as Radiohead, Bjork, and Taylor Swift, who have withheld some or all of their songs from Spotify....

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08:05
Uncovered documents point towards CIA-sponsored...



When the CIA sponsors a full-on “jamboree” focused on breaking the security found in the iPhone and iPad, there’s something to be said for that.
According to recently obtained top-secret documents, security researchers were gathered at a CIA-sponsored “Jamboree” event wherein attendees discussed strategies for exploiting security flaws in household and commercial electronics. The conferences have spanned nearly a decade, with the first CIA-sponsored meeting taking place a year before the first iPhone was released.
By targeting essential security keys used to encrypt data stored on Apple’s devices, the researchers sought to thwart...

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08:00
LaCie announces USB Type-C mobile drives to match...

Now that Apple’s new 12-inch MacBook is out, the mad dash is on among peripheral makers to create fancy new accessories to match the fanless, USB Type-C-loaded laptop.
On Tuesday, LaCie announced an update to its Porsche Design Mobile Drive line. The Seagate-owned storage maker announced the portable hard drives will soon come with a USB Type-C connector. The new drives will be available in 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities and are expected to go on sale before the end of June.
One thing the drives won’t have is USB 3.1—the blazing fast, next-gen version of USB that promises up to 10Gbps data transfer speeds. Instead, the drives will come with USB 3.0 interfaces and maximum transfer speeds of 100MB/s.To...

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07:29
Select Marriott Hotels, Etsy to begin accepting...



This summer, you’ll be able to use Apple Pay at certain Marriott hotels in the U.S.
In addition, Marriott Rewards members will be able to load their Rewards benefits via co-branded credit cards into Apple Pay.
The first batch of Marriott hotels to get Apple Pay include The Ritz-Carlton New York at Central Park, The Ritz-Carlton Washington D.C., EDITION Miami, JW Marriott Chicago, Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel, San Francisco Marriott Marquis, San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront, New York Marriott Downtown, San Jose Marriott, Courtyard Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile, Courtyard Los Angeles L.A. Live and Residence Inn Los Angeles L.A. Live.

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07:23
Apple secures Safari against FREAK attacks

Apple on Monday patched the FREAK flaw in both OS X and iOS, issuing updates for both operating systems to protect users of its Safari browser.
In a pair of accompanying advisories, Apple noted the FREAK fix as one of several in iOS 8.2 and OS X Yosemite, Mavericks and Mountain Lion. The OS X update was labeled 2015-002 to identify it as a multi-edition fix.
“Secure Transport accepted short ephemeral RSA keys, usually used only in export-strength RSA cipher suites, on connections using full-strength RSA cipher suites,” Apple stated in both advisories. “This issue, also known as FREAK, only affected connections to servers which support export-strength RSA cipher suites, and was addressed by removing support for ephemeral RSA keys.”To read this article in full or...

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07:16
Apple releases Security Update 2015-002 for OS X 10....



It’s not a huge security update, but it came out yesterday and is probably worth snagging.
Late Monday, Apple released Security Update 2015-002, a 4.8 megabyte update containing updated security fixes for the OS X 10.8, 10.9 and 10.10 operating systems.
The update, which addresses vulnerabilities such as the “FREAK” attack, can be located and installed through OS X’s Software Update/App Store features and requires a quick restart to install.

Full technical notes for Security Update 2015-002 can be found here and if you’ve tried the update and have any feedback to offer, let us know in the...

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07:08
Does USB Type C Herald the End of Apple's...

An anonymous reader writes The Verge has an interesting editorial about the USB Type C connector on the new Macbook, and what this might mean for Apple's Lightning and Thunderbolt connectors. The former is functionally identical to USB Type C, and the latter has yet to prove popular in the external media and "docking" applications for which it was originally intended. Will Apple phase out these ports in favour of a single, widely-accepted, but novel standard? Or do we face a dystopian future where Apple sells cords with USB Type C on one end, and Lightning on the other?

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07:07
Apple confirms 8 GB of space on Apple Watch, will...



This is interesting
Apple confirmed that all three editions of the Apple Watch will ship with 8GB of internal storage. Apple Watch users will be limited to up to 2GB of songs and up to 75MB of photos that are locally stored on the device and can be listened to or viewed without a paired iPhone. Songs can be synced using the Apple Watch companion app on compatible iPhones running iOS 8.2 or later.

2GB of music works out to anywhere from 200 to 500 songs depending on the audio quality, while the report claims that 75MB of photos will equal to over 100 photos that are automatically compressed for reduced file size on the Apple Watch.
A...

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07:00
Accessible Apple: Springing into accessibility, 2015...

Via Apple livestream of the 3/9/15 spring forward event

Yesterday's Apple Spring Forward event blew my expectations clean out of the water. Yesterday morning, we saw Apple make a lot of announcements that have far-reaching implications for universal accessibility. These include, but are not limited to, the Apple TV, ResearchKit, the new MacBook, and the Apple Watch.

The two primary announcements regarding the Apple TV made today were HBO Now and the price reduction. HBO Now, a service allowing subscribers to access HBO's current and archived content for $14.99 per month, brings the Apple TV one step closer to replacing...

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06:58
Rumor: In lieu of upcoming iTuns music streaming...



This is the cost of a company getting to be a certain size or have a certain influence on its surrounding industries.
Apparently, Apple is unlikely to offer a free, ad-supported tier for its upcoming streaming music service. It also seemed like Apple was going to try to undercut competitors like Spotify by offering its service for US$7.99 per month. Now, it’s looking like Apple might not be able to use price to catch up to Spotify — a report from Billboard indicates that the record companies are unsurprisingly unhappy with Apple’s attempt to make streaming music even cheaper. As such, it sounds like Apple is no longer...

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06:52
WaterField Designs shows off ultra-slim Zip Brief...

Now that the 12-inch MacBook we first unveiled in January has been officially announced, we’re starting to see new accessories designed especially for Apple’s redesigned notebook. San Francisco-based WaterField Designs has a brand new ultra-slim bag fitted specifically for Apple’s new Retina 12-inch MacBook…
The Zip Brief features “leather with waxed canvas or ballistic nylon” on the outside as well as an exterior, angled pocket for toting...

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06:49
Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath comes to Mac, syncs game...

After a remastered release of critically acclaimed console game ‘Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath’ on iOS devices last year, today the title officially arrives for Mac users via the Mac App Store.
New for the Mac version of the game: iCloud integration so you can save and continue playing on iOS, gamepad support and fully mappable keyboard/mouse controls, Game Center achievements/leaderboards, and support for all Mac resolutions including Retina displays and the new 5K iMac.


The 20+ hour game developed by Oddworld Inhabitant is one of...

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06:39
Apple Watch will fight obsolescence with a...

Battery longevity could be a problem for Apple Watch users, but at least there’s a replacement plan in the works.An Apple spokesman told TechCrunch that the Apple Watch’s battery is replaceable. It’s unclear how much a fresh battery will cost, or what the replacement procedure will be. (We’re guessing you won’t be able to do it yourself at home.)Fresh out of the box, Apple is promising up to 18 hours of normal use on a charge. But all batteries lose capacity over time, and it’s not unusual for a mobile device to store just 80 percent of its original capacity after several hundred full recharge cycles. For the Apple Watch, that means an 18-hour battery could dwindle to 14 or 15 hours, at which point it will...

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06:38
Opinion: Why I’m not the target for the new ultra-...

Mark Gurman nailed it, so there were few surprises for 9to5Mac readers in yesterday’s launch of Apple’s new, ultra-portable 12-inch MacBook. But one thing we didn’t know for sure then was whether the new machine would be a cut-down, entry-level MacBook or a high-spec premium one.
The answer, we now know, is neither–or both. It’s cut-down in some respects, specced-up in others. A lower-spec CPU, but more RAM and SSD storage. A lower-spec GPU, but a higher-res screen. It loses Thunderbolt, but gains USB C. Clever things done with battery space and power-efficiency, but potential gains in battery-life wiped out by the smaller, thinner form-factor.
It makes for a slightly odd positioning in the line-up … ...

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06:35
Chinese Apple Watch knockoffs now available for sale



If you don’t want to wait a month for your Apple Watch, you can buy a Chinese knockoff right now.
Knockoff versions of the Apple Watch can be found at Huaqiangbei electronics market in the southern city of Shenzhen, and others are being sold nationwide via popular e-commerce websites.
The fakes mimic the design and style of Apple’s new offering, right down to the digital crown. With names like “Ai Watch” and “D-Watch,” they cost between 250 yuan and 500 yuan (US$40 to US$80).
Most run an Android operating system that has been made to look like an Apple interface. They even have snazzy Apple-like icons on the home screen.

The early availability of knockoffs...

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06:20
Apple airs its first MacBook promotional videos

Shortly after wrapping up its Monday press event, Apple published two official videos showcasing the company's new 12-inch MacBook notebook. The two videos, available now on YouTube, were shown during the company's Spring Forward event on Monday.

The shorter video is a one-minute look at the aesthetics of the machine, while the longer video is narrated by Jony Ive and takes a closer look at the Force Touch trackpad, the butterfly keyboard design and other technology that the notebook introduced.

Apple's next generation MacBook will be available starting April 10 with a starting price tag of $1,299 for the base model with a 1.1GHz Intel Core M processor, 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD.

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06:18
Apple Watch includes 8 GB of storage, allows 2 GB of...


In our report last week, we reported that internal models of the Apple Watch included 8 GB of storage. We have now confirmed with the company that the shipping units do indeed ship with an 8 GB storage capacity. However, there are some important limitations.
As a user, you are only allowed to use a subsection of that total space for certain types of data. As confirmed with Apple, users are only allowed to store up to 2 GB of music on the Watch and up to 75 MB of photos for the Photos app. Note that all three collections — Sport, Watch and Edition — feature the same 8 GB memory capacity.
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05:45
Wall Street expects high margins, respectable sales...

Analysts on Wall Street came away generally pleased with this week's announcement of Apple Watch launch details, viewing the new platform as a way to extend the company's valuable ecosystem and generate more revenue from high-margin products.

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05:38
Apple Watch battery will be replaceable to extend...

In the event that the Apple Watch battery needs to be replaced, Apple technicians will be able to swap the component out, although the company hasn't elaborated on how the replacement process will be handled.

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05:35
If your Xsan volume does not start after enabling...

Learn what to do if you see an Xsan-related panic in your server logs that mentions an Inode version mismatch.
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03:59
CIA has waged 'secret campaign' to crack...

Classified documents released by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal that the Central Intelligence Agency has been engaged in a multi-year coordinated effort to crack the security of Apple's iOS platform, which powers and protects the iPhone and iPad.

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03:41
∞ The new Apple Watch ad

This is the best kind of ad. Just show off the product, show what it can do. Simple. Perfect.

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03:22
Thunderbolted: USB-C is our new connection overlord...

When news of a new Mac notebook leaked two months ago, one of the aspects that seemed most absurd was the omission of multiple ports. Instead, there would be just one hole. Weirder still, it would be USB-C, a format never before seen in a Mac and unfamiliar to most people, as it was only unveiled in production equipment last September.
Turns out, it wasn’t absurd at all. With the new 12-inch MacBook, Apple has gone all in for all-in-one, using USB-C to provide power, display output, and USB connections. Thunderbolt is gone. The SD card slot is gone as well. And the MagSafe component of the power connection has disappeared into very thin Air—I mean, thin MacBook. (Magnets? How do they work?)...

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02:34
Accessibility improvements Apple should make in iOS 9

For many visually impaired users, myself included, it was a rough transition from the “classic” iOS 6 to the top-to-bottom redesign of iOS 7. While I still take issue with some of the design changes iOS 7 brought, I’ve grown accustomed to them and can’t imagine going back to the old style. If anything, I feel the iOS 7 and iOS 8 look is much more aesthetically pleasing overall.Still, as someone with low vision, I continue to struggle with the legibility of iOS in various parts of the system. With iOS 9 in the works, here are six things I’d like to see Apple tweak in an effort to make iOS more visually accessible.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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Monday March 9

23:58
Hands on: Why trying an Apple Watch made me want to...

I had a $17,000 Apple Watch Edition strapped to my wrist today. Rose gold. 38mm. Rose gray strap that felt like butter, with a modern buckle also in solid 18-carat gold. It was beautiful. But as luxe as the materials are, my hands-on demo time with the Apple Watch made me confident that I can go with the entry-level Apple Watch Sport and be just as happy.
Why? It’s the software, silly! The Apple Watch’s apps, glances, and notifications are so easy to use and well-thought-out that once I started tapping, pressing, and scrolling around the tiny display, I quickly forgot what materials were in the case and strap. Here’s what I...

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17:13
Thinnest-ever Apple MacBook hands-on

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17:02
12-inch MacBook hands-on: Great keyboard and...

What’s lighter than Air? The all-new MacBook. Apple’s newest, goldest laptop is lighter and thinner than the MacBook Air, and sports a gorgeous Retina display like the top-of-the-line MacBook Pros. But this isn’t an Air or a Pro. It’s just a MacBook, and yet... it changes everything.The first thing I noticed during my hands-on time is the MacBook’s screen. The colors are bright and vivid, and the 2304x1440 resolution shows all the detail you’re used to seeing on a Retina display. The bezel around the screen has shrunk significantly. The screen doesn’t go completely edge to edge, but it’s pretty darn close.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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17:00
Apple's March 2015 press event now available to...

Apple today held its March 2015 press event and used the occasion to unveil a new MacBook model and confirmed the launch details for the Apple Watch. The company also introduced the medical-oriented ResearchKit and announced a partnership with HBO that brings the HBO Now streaming service exclusively to the Apple TV. If you missed the original live stream when it happened, you now can watch the event in its entirety on Apple's event website.

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16:35
Thinnest MacBook, a la carte HBO, and Apple Watch:...

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16:14
AppleInsider podcast goes deep inside Apple's...

In a special AppleInsider podcast episode, we get reactions from Daniel Eran Dilger, who was at Monday's event that ushered in a brand new 12-inch MacBook with Retina display, refreshed MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models, and extensive details regarding Apple Watch specs and pricing.

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16:01
Apple Watch hands-on: Apple's first-ever reveal...

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16:00
Apple Watch band pricing starts at $49, climbs to $...

Interested in the Apple Watch and wondering what your final cost will be once you've made your band and Watch selection? You now can visit Apple's online storefront and browse all 38 variants of the Watch, including the 10 Sports models, the 20 Watch versions and the 8 Watch Edition models. The quoted price based on the watch collection, case size, and band option you choose.

You also can check out the "Bands and Accessories" section that lists the available bands and their prices. Pricing on the Watch straps start at $49 for the Sport band and climb to $449 for the Link bracelet. Apple also is selling extra charging cables in 1 and 2 meter lengths for $29 and $39, respectively.

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15:36
Apple addresses 'FREAK' attack in latest...

Apple on Monday rolled out a security update for OS X, as well as separate updates for iOS and Apple TV, that addresses a number of recently discovered vulnerabilities, including a widely publicized SSL/TSL flaw dubbed "FREAK" that could in some cases allow malicious users to intercept secure communications.

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15:24
Mega Poll: Are you buying an Apple Watch? If so,...


Apple today gave us the full rundown on the Apple Watch, revealing new details including all of the available variants and their prices. The Apple Watch Sport is going to start at $349 (as we already knew), but the mid-tier Apple Watch is going to start at $549, while the top-end Apple Watch Edition will be starting at $10,000 (and go all the way up to $17,000).
There are a total of 38 models listed in the Apple online store, and this is a pretty wide range of options to choose from considering they’re all functionally identical. But the question, knowing the prices and models available, is this: Are you...

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15:18
AppleCare+ warranty for Apple Watch to cover two...



If you ding your brand-spanking-new Apple Watch, there IS some forgiveness for it.
As long as it’s the low-end watch and not the super-mega-premium Apple Watch model.
The Apple Watch Sport and the stainless steel Apple Watch will be covered by a limited one-year warranty for hardware repairs and up to 90 days of complimentary support from Apple, the same coverage offered for the iPhone, iPad and many other products. Meanwhile, the more expensive 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition will be backed by two years of hardware coverage and complimentary support.

AppleCare+ will also be available for all three Apple Watch models, providing...

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