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14:10
Samsung planning to bring many new apps to iOS,...

Samsung will allegedly port a number of apps to iOS later this year as it tries to increase the cross-platform appeal of its devices, including speakers, tablets, and fitness trackers.

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14:00
This week's sponsor: younity

The Apple World Today sponsor for this week is younity, a cross-platform personal streaming app that goes beyond iCloud to bring syncing of documents, music, photos and videos to all of your devices.

younity is a free download for your iOS, Mac, or Windows devices (Android app coming soon). Once installed, it creates a personal cloud that you use to stream files between your devices. younity doesn’t store your files or even your file metadata.

Setup is incredibly easy; you just install younity on every device you want to connect. There’s no syncing required, network configuration to hassle with, or any worries about whether or not you have enough storage left on some service’s servers. Here’s a video showing exactly now younity works:

younity organizes your videos by file type, with movies, TV shows, and home videos all having their own sections. GoPro owners even get a separate GoPro section for their action videos. Your...

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13:52
Apple reportedly implements a hiring freeze on its...

AppleInsider reports that Apple has implemented a hiring freeze for its Apple Car after "executives became unhappy with the project's direction and progress.” (However, keep in mind that Apple has never confirmed such a project is in the works.)

Quoting an unnamed “previously reliable source with knowledge of the [car] team's activities," the article says the freeze followed a progress review by Jony Ive, who "expressed his displeasure" with the electric car’s progress. This follows a report from the WSJ saying that Steve Zadesky, the Ford vet in charge of Titan (which is bandied about as the codename of the project), is leaving Apple for "personal reasons.”

Apple is believed to have over 1,000 people working on...

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13:44
Notable apps and app updates for Jan. 25, 2016

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

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

Winter Wolves has released their first sci-fi visual novel/collectible card game hybrid: Planet Stronghold: Colonial Defense for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux.

Here’s how the game/novel is described: “Planet Stronghold: Colonial Defense brings you back in time in the early settlement days of the Planet Stronghold colony. By a bizarre coincidence, two captains, two siblings, get stuck in the same colony: Alex and Diana Nelson. Take control of one of them, and discover the mysteries and the dangers of Planet Stronghold, and the personalities of the various characters of your team.

“The game features a big card-collectible gameplay part, easy to learn but hard to master....

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13:35
tvOS 9.2 beta 2 w/ Podcasts app, folders, Bluetooth...

The second tvOS 9.2 beta is now available on the fourth-generation Apple TV. This update brings Apple TV 3 features including a Podcasts app and Bluetooth keyboard support to the latest streaming set-top box. The beta software also brings iOS-like features including app folders to the Apple TV. We’ll check out the latest beta version of the upcoming release and highlight any changes below.

The new Podcasts app is designed very much like the iOS 9 update to the app with a focus on unplayed episodes and current subscriptions. The first beta version of tvOS 9.2, however, lacked support for video podcasts and Siri control so this will be a space to watch. Earlier today, Apple released tvOS 9.1.1 which also includes the new Podcasts app for...

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13:30
Nokē is okey-dokey as a Bluetooth-enabled padlock

You might recall that back in December we ran a review of Dog & Bone's LockSmart Bluetooth Padlock. It was the first Bluetooth-enabled padlock to make it to market, although another company -- FŪZ Designs -- had been working on a Kickstarter project for quite some time. The US$69.99 ($64.99 for quantities of 2 or more) Nokē finally arrived, and I'm happy to say that it was worth waiting for.

Design

Like the LockSmart, the Nokē (pronounced "no key") looks like a regular padlock. I think Nokē did a smart thing keeping it plain and gray compared to the LockSmart with its bright red ring -- there's less of a chance that the lock will call attention to itself and to those who might want to see if they could "beat" the lock. 

Nokē is designed to be...

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13:23
Fortune: Investors are bracing for the iPhone’s...


Apple is set to release its FY16 Q1 report tomorrow, and today Fortune has released their results of an analyst survey conducted ahead of Apple’s upcoming announcements. Fortune indicates that Apple may actually report the “most profitable quarter in the history of capitalism”, but investors are more concerned with the iPhone’s trajectory numbers as to indicate what may happen in the coming quarter.

Although Apple has already announced their...

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13:21
watchOS 2.2 beta 2 for Apple Watch w/ new Maps app...

Apple has released the second watchOS 2.2 beta for Apple Watch testers today. Pairing multiple Apple Watches to a single iPhone is a feature of the iOS 9.3 beta and requires the watchOS 2.2 beta on each Apple Watch. The latest software update in testing also includes a revamped Maps app with the Nearby feature first introduced in iOS 9.0.  We’ll check out the latest beta version of the upcoming release and highlight any changes below.

Pairing multiple Apple Watches to a single iPhone works by activating the most recently unlocked, raised Apple Watch. Switching between hardware works automatically and quickly. Aside from letting enthusiastic customers have multiple Apple Watches for fashion or practical reasons, future beta testing will be easier for developers as multiple watchOS versions will be able to be tested from...

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13:20
An annoying link will crash Safari on iOS and OS X...

Pranksters (which is probably too kind a word) have been sending a link to users of Apple’s Safari browser that will crash their iPhones, iPads, or Macs, reports The Guardian.

The link —crashsafari .com — overloads the default browser with a self-generating text string which populates the address bar, the article says. After about 20 seconds it forces an iPhone, to reboot, while heating up as the smartphone tries to handle the code of the site.

The Guardian notes that a similar thing happens on iPads, which also has Safari, Even Android devices running Chrome heat up and become sluggish if users go to the link.

Desktop and laptop computers are also affected to a lesser degree depending on how much processing power they contain, says The Guardian. The site will cause Safari on a Mac to crash. Chrome on a Mac and...

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13:20
Apple releases second OS X 10.11.4 beta with Live...

The second OS X 10.11.4 beta preview is now available via the Mac App Store for testing. The first version of this El Capitan beta added new features including Live Photo viewing and sharing through iMessage using the Messages app as well as secure password support for individual notes in the Notes app. We’ll check out the latest beta version of the upcoming release and highlight any changes below.

Prior to OS X 10.11.4, the Mac could only view Live Photos through the Photos app and in limited situations. Starting with this version, Live Photos shot on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus can be shared and viewed easily on the Mac through iMessage using the Messages app.
El Capitan also gains the new ability in Notes to secure individual notes with a single secure password. iOS 9.3 is required to view these notes on iPhones and...

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12:58
Apple releases iOS 9.3 beta 2 with Night Shift,...

Apple has released the second iOS 9.3 preview beta for testers ahead of the big feature update’s general release. The release follows the first preview release of iOS 9.3 for developers, public beta testers, and a 1.1 update for developers that included an installation fix. iOS 9.3 includes plenty of changes including a new feature called Night Shift, Touch ID and secure passwords for Notes, new 3D Touch Quick Actions and peek and pop gestures for iPhone 6s users, and much more. We’ll check out the latest beta version of the upcoming release and highlight any changes below.
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12:48
Podcasts come to Apple TV with tvOS 9.1.1 update,...

Podcast fans, your wait for an Apple TV version of Apple’s Podcasts app is finally over. While the official Podcasts app was included in the developer beta of tvOS 9.2, on Monday Apple released it to the public as part of a tvOS 9.1.1 update for the new fourth-gen Apple TV.
To get the update, navigate to the Settings app on your home screen, then select System, and Software Updates. There’s still no way to back up your apps and settings before updating the tvOS software, so just cross your fingers! (We’ve had smooth updating so far, but let us know in the comments if you run into problems.)To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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12:41
Opinion: Apple’s rumored 4-inch iPhone 5se may well...

I remarked on a recent episode of 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast that the rumored 4-inch iPhone would absolutely need to take Live Photos for me to even consider giving it a serious test run. I’ve taken enough really good Live Photos — full resolution still images with brief motion and sound captured as well — on my iPhone 6s Plus that it’s one feature I wouldn’t trade.
Then on Friday we had Mark Gurman’s reporting that Apple was planning Live Photos, an iPhone 6s feature, for the expected 4-inch iPhone 5se (which likely won’t be called 6c). Today that reporting was followed up with the possibility that the iPhone 5se...

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12:37
Microsoft Surface tablets malfunction during NFL game

During the first half of the AFC title game in Denver, the Patriots’ Microsoft Surface tablets stopped working. According to CBS Sports sideline reporter Evan Washburn, “Patriots coaches did not have access” to the tablets during the Broncos’ second scoring drive. At the time, Washburn reported that some, but not all of them, were working.Shocking.∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:25
Top Twitter executives leave company

Four senior Twitter executives are leaving the media company, CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted late Sunday night, the biggest leadership changes since Dorsey returned as chief executive as he struggles to revive the company’s growth.I’m not sure what’s next for Twitter, but they’ve lost their way in recent years.∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:25
Beware of an iPhone-crashing link being passed...

You already know not to click or tap on suspicious-looking links, but URL shorteners are making that a little more complicated today. Twitter users are passing around a shortened link that directs your browser to CrashSafari.com, a site that does just what it sounds like: crashes Safari.
If you tap on the link on your iOS device, your iPhone will start rebooting right away. On a Mac, you’ll see the spinning wheel of death (as I refer to the rainbow pinwheel), but not a complete crash. Some links will point you to CrashChrome.com instead of CrashSafari, which will cause Chrome to crash on any device you use (including Android), but it won’t cause a reboot.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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12:10
Panel: Time Is Running Out to Address Killer Robot...


The rise of autonomous war machines is outpacing policies and technological countermeasures, weapons and robotics experts warned last week at the World Economic Forum. Autonomous weaponry potentially is a $20 billion industry that has taken root in 40 countries, said BAE Systems Chairman Roger Carr. He was one of four panelists at the session titled "What If: Robots Go to War?" The others were Angela Kane of the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, robot ethics expert Alan Winfield, and UC Berkeley professor Stuart Russell.

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12:03
tvOS 9.1.1 adds a Podcast app

Apple has released tvOS 9.1.1, an update to the operating system of the fourth get Apple TV. It adds a new Podcasts app, as well as includes the usual bug fixes and performance tweaks. 

The Podcast app will allow owners of the fourth gen Apple TV set-top box to listen to podcasts via iTunes. The app automatically synchronizes subscriptions via iCloud.

tvOS 9.1.1 can be downloaded via the Settings app on the fourth-generation Apple TV. Go to the System app, then to Software Update (under the Maintenance subhead.)

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12:03
Paper by 53 gains app extension, new text formatting...

FiftyThree has steadily been turning its Paper app into a full-fledged notebook from just a basic sketching app, and the latest update for iPhone and iPad goes even further. Paper already supported plenty of sharing options for notes and drawings within the app to destinations like Facebook and Twitter, and version 3.5 adds a new iOS Sharing Extension so you can easily send images and notes from other apps directly to Paper.

The app has also been updated with some new text formatting tools for note takers. Check out the full release notes below:

What’s New in Version 3.5.0
This update introduces new automatic text formatting to make your notes look better, faster. You can also now send text and photos from other apps directly to Paper via our iOS Share Extension.
Love Paper? Please give us a review! We are reading every...

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11:53
Spotify to offer iOS support for its new video...

Spotify, beset known for its streaming music service, plans to introduce video content on its Android app starting this week, followed by the iOS app by the end of next week in the U.S., according to The Wall Street Journal.

Spotify has been gradually testing video on its apps over the past several months with less than 10% of its users in the four launch markets, said Shiva Rajaraman, Spotify’s vice president of product. The content mostly consists of short clips, though some companies, like Tastemade, are also developing original, music-themed series specifically for Spotify.

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11:05
Apple releases tvOS 9.1.1 software update with...

There’s a new software update awaiting Apple TV 4 owners as Apple released a small point update for all users today. tvOS 9.1.1 likely includes bug fixes and performance improvements without adding any major feature changes. The update, however, does include the new Podcasts app that first appeared in tvOS 9.2 beta.

The bigger update coming in the future also includes channel folders, Bluetooth keyboard support and more. You can update your Apple TV 4 through the Settings channel from the Home screen.
While tvOS 9.1.1 is available to all users from today,...

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10:49
Sketchy iPad Air 3 drawing shows 4 speakers, camera...

Even the source Nowhereelse is unsure about this one, but it’s certainly interesting to imagine. A purported blueprint illustration of the upcoming iPad Air 3 tablet claims to show four speakers, not two, planned for the updated 9.7-inch tablet, as well as a possible camera flash for the first time. Apple focused on the larger iPad Pro and upgraded iPad mini 4 last year, and an upgraded iPad Air 3 is expected sometime this year.

While unconfirmed at this point, the two major claims of the purportedly leaked iPad Air 3...

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10:46
Apple Court Testimony Reveals Why It Refuses To...

blottsie writes: Newly unsealed court transcripts from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York show that Apple now refuses to unlock iPhones for law enforcement, saying "In most cases now and in the future, the government’s requested order would be substantially burdensome, as it would be impossible to perform." “Right now Apple is aware that customer data is under siege from a variety of different directions. Never has the privacy and security of customer data been as important as it is now,” Apple lawyer Marc Zwillinger said at the hearing. “A hypothetical consumer could think if Apple is not in the business of accessing my data and if Apple has built a system to prevent itself from accessing my data, why is it continuing to comply with orders that don’t have a clear lawful basis in doing so?”
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09:54
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 25...

Notable software releases this week include iMovie 10.1.1, Parallels Desktop 11.1.2, Nisus Writer Pro 2.1.3, ClamXav 2.8.9, and Security Update 2016-001 (Mavericks and Yosemite). 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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09:54
ExtraBITS for 25 January 2016

In this week’s ExtraBITS collection, the director of the National Security Agency defended encryption, a widow had to fight Apple to get her late husband’s App Store password, Apple released a new iOS app for musicians, and we got a preview of what iOS 9.3 will do for education. 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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09:44
Apple Brings Back Podcasts in tvOS 9.1.1

The tvOS 9.1.1 update for the fourth-generation Apple TV is largely shrouded in mystery, but one thing is for sure: it brings the Podcasts app back to the Apple TV. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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09:31
Spotify video coming to iOS next week w/ content...

According to a report this morning from The Wall Street Journal, Spotify is getting ready to finally launch its video content offerings. The rollout is set to start with the Android app getting video by the end of this week, but the iOS app is following suit by the end of next…
Spotify has been testing video content for some small number of users over the last few months, and now the company is finally pushing the product to the masses. Content that Spotify has lined up—mostly “short clips,” according to the report—is coming from ESPN, Comedy Central, the BBC, Vice Media and Maker Studios, among others.
“We are at the end of a journey of testing,” said Shiva Rajaraman, Spotify’s VP of product in an interview with WSJ. “We...

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09:22
For a gadget geek in the Oval Office, high tech has...

The New York Times:In this always-on, always-connected world, what good is a Fitbit with no GPS or an iPad that can’t connect to the cloud? Hint: Ask President Obama. Mr. Obama is the first true gadget geek to occupy the Oval Office, and yet his eagerness to take part in the personal technology revolution is hampered by the secrecy and security challenges that are daily requirements of his job.The President is obviously a fan of technology but the demands of the office dictate what he can use and how he can use it. Contrary to the opinion of some web sites, President Obama doesn’t “diss” Apple by not using their products. He’s constrained from using them because of their capabilities....

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09:17
∞ The Dalrymple Report with Merlin Mann: Complex and...

This week, Jim and Merlin are joined by special guest, Ira Cary Blanco to talk about Ira’s work with Samson Technologies, including some great tips on choosing a microphone—as well as diving into how Ira uses technology to train for Ironman Triathlons.The boys also run through the big updates to GarageBand for iOS and the amazing new Music Memos app.Plus, the usual assortment of #heytdr and some great recommendations.Subscribe to this podcastSponsor:Brought to you by Braintree. The Dalrymple Report listeners get their first $50,000 in transactions fee-free.links

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09:12
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Apple Watch Steel Band $19, 13...

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Apple Watch Stainless Steel Bands – 42 or 38mm: Space Gray $21 (Reg. $36), Traditional...

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08:55
ExpanDrive: The Network Drive for Cloud Storage [...

Native access to cloud storage without sync?ExpanDrive is a virtual drive that connects to cloud storage services such as Dropbox, Google, Box, OneDrive, Amazon, SFTP and more. Access and manage files within Finder or edit them using your favorite apps like Photoshop or Sublime Text.Save 20% today using the coupon LOOP20.∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:51
Spotify finally ready to put streaming video in-app...

After months of testing, Spotify is finally bringing videos to a large audience, starting first with its Android app this week and rolling out to iOS next week.
The streaming music service first announced its video plans at a huge press event last May, and added the new feature for a small percentage of testers. Spotify gave me early access to the revamped app, which also included podcasts and a tempo-based Running experience, soon after announcing the new features, and it seemed like the app was on the right track with its mix of video offerings. But Spotify has been slow to bring video to everyone—only 10 percent of Spotify users in the States, U.K., Germany, and Sweden have had access to streaming video content over...

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08:35
Patriots fans: Blame Microsoft

Image via Sean Jensen on Twitter

Fans of the New England Patriots who are searching for a reason for yesterday's loss to Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship might want to take part of their anger out on Microsoft. During the second quarter, the Microsoft Surface Pro tablets that all NFL teams are forced to use as part of a Microsoft marketing deal stopped working for the Patriots so coaches couldn't show players some pictures. 

CBS reporter Evan Washburn announced during the game that "They're having some trouble with their Microsoft Surface tablets. That last defensive possession, the Patriots' coaches did not have access to those tablets to show pictures to their players. NFL officials have been working at it. Some of those tablets are back in use but not all of them. A lot of frustration that they didn't have them on that last possession."

Minneapolis author and former football reporter Sean Jensen tweeted that it was the second...

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08:29
Opinion: What can we expect from the 2016 MacBooks,...

With KGI suggesting that we could see new MacBook models as early as the first half of the year, I thought it would be a good time to expand on the suggestions we made in our 2016 roundup and speculate in a little more detail on what we might expect from those machines.
There is rather a lot of speculation involved, for a couple of reasons. First, while we tend to see a number of leaks and rumors for the iPhone – not least from our own Mark Gurman – there are notably fewer for Macs. We’ll likely see some nearer the time, but we could as yet still be six months out.
Second, it’s easier to predict what Apple is likely to do with regard to the MacBook range than when it might do it. ...

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08:07
Rumor: iPhone 5se to incorporate rounded corners,...

When in doubt, continue the iPhone 5 line.
Following up on rumors that Apple will release an “iPhone 5se”, new reports indicate that the handset is essentially an upgraded iPhone 5s with a faster processor, Apple Pay, new camera features, and curved glass edges instead of sharp chamfers.
It’s also been rumored that the handset will have both A8 and M8 chips to function as the core and graphics processors.

As of now, it’s rumored that the iPhone 7 will feature an A10 processor. Apple likely does not want its new 4-inch iPhone to fall two processor generations behind in just six months. Another benefit of the M9 chip from the iPhone 6s is always-on Siri activation. This feature allows a user to say “Hey Siri” and launch...

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08:00
Join Apple World Today on Tuesday for our 1Q 2016...

Apple's stock has been a roller coaster ride lately, with more of those scary drops than swooping upward leaps. As a result, there will be a lot of attention tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon when Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri join forces to first report the company's earnings and then take questions from Wall Street analyst regarding past and future performance.

Our liveblog will start Tuesday afternoon at 1:45 PM PT/4:45 PM ET - just come back to Apple World Today around that time and we'll have our fancy schmancy liveblog tool up and running. To listen to the call, point another browser window to www.apple.com/investor/earnings-call/ at about 2 PM PT/5 PM ET. 

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07:56
Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld releases...

While the rest of Washington DC and Silicon Valley are debating corporate taxes and encryption privacy, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has pointed his interests in a different direction. A game. A new variation on the classic solitaire to be precise. Using Medium to post about the app’s development process, and how the original game came to be discovered, Rumsfeld quips about signing off “on something they call UX” and spending countless hours on betas.

Having played solitaire on his iPad, Rumsfeld...

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07:41
Rumor: Steve Zadesky’s departure from Apple could...

This could put a crimp in the Titan project/Apple’s car plans.
The current rumor has it that Apple’s Steve Zadesky, who is said to be leading Apple’s ‘Titan’ project, is leaving the company.
Zadesky is apparently leaving for personal reasons and not due to performance-related issues.
While this is a setback, it’s unknown as to how deep the impact of his departure will be and if a replacement is being groomed to take over.

It’s also unknown as to whether the Titan project is an actual car, or simply software that manufacturers like Ford or Toyota can put into future models.
Interestingly enough, it’s also been reported that Apple has bullishly pressed its car team to meet deadlines that may not be realistic. Perhaps...

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07:39
Watch out for this new URL that will crash your...

Watch out for a new prank circling Twitter and other social media today. Visiting CrashSafari.com on an iPhone, iPad or Mac will cause Safari app to crash … and potentially cause your device to restart. The bug is otherwise harmless, but be warned it will likely cause you to lose your open tabs.
To try this out click here to visit the page and watch for the beachball. The current troll is to link to CrashSafari.com on Twitter using a URL shortener, so people are tricked into visiting the site without being able to see the name.

On the Mac, Safari will freeze (‘Application Not Responding’). You may need to restart your machine to get your browser working again. On some iPhones and iPads, the glitch may cause your iOS device to reboot. So how does this prank work?

The code of...

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07:20
California joins New York, introducing bill...

First New York, now California. The dominoes are falling.∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:58
Mac Kung Fu: 20 classic Mac tricks that you don’t...

You may be familiar with a handful of these tips. But my bet is that many of these will be new to you. Fantastic post.∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:42
Amazon Prime’s latest salvo in the battle against...

Janko Roettgers, writing for Variety:Amazon’s Prime members just got a new perk: Showtime and Starz, unbundled and cheap.Things are getting interesting.∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:35
Internet of Things security is so bad, there’s a...

This is the wild, wild west. Enter the Internet of Things at your peril.∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:25
Daimler CEO was surprised of Apple’s car effort and...


Daimler CEO and chairman of the board Dieter Zetsche is returning home from a trip to Silicon Valley where he met directly with several companies, but without naming them specifically. Though he didn’t disclose the companies he met with, Zetsche commented on the car industry effort of some Silicon Valley-based tech firms, namely Apple and Google.
While talking with German weekly Welt am Sonntag (via Auto News), Zetsche admitted being surprised by the companies...

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06:00
‘iPhone 5se’ likely to have faster A9/M9 chips...


Last week we reported that Apple is preparing to announce a new 4-inch iPhone dubbed the “iPhone 5se” as soon as mid-March. Our report noted that the new iPhone is essentially an upgraded iPhone 5s with a faster processor, Apple Pay, new camera features, and curved glass edges instead of sharp chamfers. Now, we have a few additional details about this new iPhone model. First, we are told that there are different prototypes of the device floating around Apple’s campus: some with the A8 and M8 chips that we discussed in our...

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05:59
How to turn on Mac’s location menu bar icon

Follow the link to see how to turn that compass icon on, to see when an OS X application is requesting access and using location data.∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:52
Apple's rumored 4" iPhone update...

A picture of a device said to be Apple's latest rendition of an iPhone with a 4-inch display hit the internet this weekend, this time placed next to an iPhone 5 for comparison.

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05:00
Clean up your dirty Mac with Washing Machine

Like your house, your Mac gets dirty and untidy. After a while, it becomes littered with unnecessary files, downloads, even apps. One easy way to clean up your Mac is with Washing Machine.

Washing Machine is a breeze to set up and begin using. Its onscreen prompts leads you through the steps by displaying screens for the software's three functions — reclaim, duplicates, and organize — and displays help overlaps on each new screen.

Once installed, it seeks out and removes large, unnecessary or redundant files, including downloads, caches, logs, language files, and trash. You can choose what types of files you want to reclaim by flipping a switch in the Washing Machine interface.

It also tracks down duplicate files, shows them to you, and lets you decide which ones to ditch. This is a handy feature as most of us have duplicates we don't even know are cluttering up our drives. The duplicates are conveniently grouped into folders by category. What's more, you have...

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05:00
How Trump Wins: Master Manipulator, Meet Analytics


Given President Obama's success in the last two elections -- particularly how he out-executed Romney with analytics -- I was convinced that we would see a major emphasis on its use in this election season. It seemed that Clinton, in particular, would have been drawn to it after Obama used it to defeat her in the 2008 primaries. Although some of the PACs have embraced analytics, I haven't seen a similar effort on the part of any candidate in either party. However, when it comes to the money each candidate has spent, Trump stands out.

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04:34
Fire last night at Foxconn’s main iPhone...

A fire broke out last night at Foxconn’s main iPhone manufacturing plant in Zhengzhou, China, with the WSJ noting that it spanned several floors of the factory. Foxconn confirmed reports, but said that there were no casualties and production was not affected.

Local authorities said they are investigating the cause of the fire. The fire began in the central air conditioning fan and ventilation ducts on the roof of one of Foxconn’s Zhengzhou plants, according to a statement on the website of the Zhengzhou Airport Economy Zone.

There have been previous fires and explosions at Foxconn factories, the most serious of which was...

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04:30
Study sees a ‘powerful shift’ toward use of mobile...

A new report from Vibes, a company that specializes in mobile marketing leader, reveals a “powerful” consumer shift towards regularly using mobile wallets like Apple Pay and Android Pay, spurred by ongoing investments in mobile wallet technology by Apple and Google.

Results of the study (which mistakingly calls Apple Pay “Apple Wallet”) show that consumers actively seek out certain types of campaigns if they directly or immediately benefit them. At the heart of this trend, Vibes also finds that coupons and loyalty are primary reasons consumers engage with brands via mobile. According to the study:


  • About a third (32%) of smartphone users currently use a mobile wallet like Apple Wallet … er, Apple Pay … and Android Pay.
  • Over nine in ten (94%) mobile wallet users are likely to save personalized mobile wallet offers and coupons.
  • Approximately...
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04:29
Vine boss, other key executives depart Twitter

Twitter is facing the exit of key managers, even as the company struggles with flagging growth in its user base.
CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweet late Sunday that senior vice president of engineering Alex Roetter, vice president of global media Katie Jacobs Stanton, senior vice president of product Kevin Weil, and Brian Schipper, vice president of human resources were quitting the company.
“All four will be taking some well-deserved time off. I’m personally grateful to each of them for everything they’ve contributed to Twitter and our purpose in the world,” wrote Dorsey in the message.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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04:18
LastPass fixes some browser-based impersonation...

Sean Cassidy is a LastPass user and a security researcher. About a week ago, he posted a blog entry about something he realized in using LastPass: Because of its reliance on browser-based alerts and logins on the desktop, rather than using a separate interface or native app login, it was easy to spoof.
He’d sorted out the details months ago, but he writes that miscommunication and delays led to LastPass not fixing all the problems before he presented his work at ShmooCon, a security event, in mid-January. Since then, Last Pass has reworked remaining issues, provided a more thorough explanation to its users, and explained its future direction to better reduce this kind of spoofing attack.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here...

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04:06
Apple’s Chinese retail store roll-out continues...

At its current rate of expansion, Apple could conceivably hit its October goal of 40 retail stores in China within a couple of months. The company has just announced that its 33rd Apple Store in China will open on 31st January, making it the fifth new store in the country in one month … 
The latest addition will be Apple’s first store in Qingdao, a major port and industrial center due to its proximity to both Korea and Japan. The city is home to the largest Korean population in China.
Qingdao is also noted for the beauty of its beaches, featuring ...

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04:00
The UpStand is a gorgeous, if unadjustable, iPad...

Just Mobile's UpStand is an US$49.95 iPad stand that looks like what I suspect an iPad stand from Apple would look like if they decided to make one -- even down to the packaging.

Engineered from aluminum, the UpStand's supporting grips are finished in rubber to hold your iPad firmly in place and protect it from scratches. It's compatible with most iPad cases, too. The UpStand will float your iPad (any model ranging from the original iPad to the iPad Pro) at just the right height for desktop use. It's perfect for working with a Bluetooth keyboard, watching movies or using the iPad as a digital picture frame. 

It's also great if you use the Duet Display app, which lets you use your iPad as a small, secondary screen for your Mac. You can even use the UpStand even turn your iPad into a functioning alarm clock or recipe book.

As I mentioned, the UpStand’s aluminum styling...

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01:44
Patriot's Surface tablets break down during AFC...

Microsoft paid the NFL a fortune to have teams use its Surface Pro 3 tablets on the sidelines, but it likely wasn't thrilled with the publicity it got on Sunday. During the AFC championship game, the Patriot's devices stopped working for an excruciat...

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01:28
Apple to open 33rd Chinese Apple Store in Qingdao on...

Apple is closing in on its goal of opening 40 new Apple Stores in Greater China by mid-2016, on Sunday announcing a 33rd location that will commence operations later this month in Qingdao.

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00:30
Hzxiaoya Container homes have been built in Costa...

Forums: HardwareTags: container housesentry boxmodular homehzxiaoyaAn unusual home taking shape inside General Motors' sprawling Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant is intended to be part of a movement to rebuild the city's Container Houses and deteriorating, disappearing housing stock.
Skilled-trades workers, taking breaks from their tasks at the factory that produces the electric Chevrolet Volt and other vehicles, dart in and out to...

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Sunday January 24

23:51
Floating Bonsai trees are better than floating...

Floating things on magnets makes most things cooler. Bonsai trees are certainly no exception. Kickstarter project "Air Bonsai" combines together magnetic levitation, wee plants and traditional Japanese "monozukuri" (craftsmanship). Using the same mag...

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22:14
Hubble shows some of the galaxy's biggest,...

The Hubble Space Telescope still isn't done providing insights and pretty pictures -- far from it. Researchers have published a composite Hubble image showing the massive, extra-bright stars of the Trumpler 14 cluster, which sits 8,000 light-years a...

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20:12
The internet is making public grieving acceptable...

Grieving used to be a public affair, but it was gradually suppressed in the 20th century as psychology made those outward displays socially unacceptable. Death and loss were things you were supposed to deal with privately. Well, public mourning is ba...

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18:54
Microsoft Surface blamed for NFL football playoffs...

Microsoft Surface Pro tablets stopped working on the sidelines of a major U.S. football game today, causing a spectacular black eye for the struggling product just as its maker was performing an advertising blitz for the hybrid tablet device integrated into the game itself.

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18:40
Lockheed Martin works on smaller, more powerful...

To make space telescopes more powerful, scientists would have to make their lenses larger. The bad news is it's not only tricky to make huge lenses (remember Hubble's spherical aberration?), it's also expensive to manufacture and ship them out to spa...

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17:09
Donald Rumsfeld helped make an iPhone game

Like him or hate him, Donald Rumsfeld has been a jack of all trades -- and apparently, that now includes mobile games. The veteran politician has teamed up with programmers to release Churchill Solitaire, an iOS game based on the card game that Winst...

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17:01
iMovie 10.1.1

Fixes bugs with YouTube sharing and White Balance adjustments. ($14.99 new, free update, 2.02 GB) 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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15:51
Analyst predicts revamped, hot-selling Mac laptops...

In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that Apple’s Mac laptop line-up will lead the company’s growth this year thanks to the line’s “solid growth” among businesses.

He thinks we’ll see revamped notebooks arrive in June sporting new (not-yet-released) Intel Skylake processors, which will mean more power and better battery life. Kuo offered no details on other changes. However, there are rumors that Apple will expand the MacBook Air line to include a 15-inch model.

Kuo also forecasts that Apple will release a 4-inch iPhone and the iPad Air 3 in the first half of 2016. Regarding quarterly iPhone shipments, the analyst foresees iPhone sales at 77 million for the three-month period ended in December.

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15:36
Watch how 'Star Wars' turns people into CG...

Heads-up: spoliers ahead. It's not shocking to hear that the frequently practical visual effects of Star Wars: The Force Awakens are still loaded with computer graphics, but you might be surprised to know just how much effort went into blending real...

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14:01
Twitter is reportedly losing some of its top...

It's not a good day if you're part of Twitter's top brass. Recode sources claim that multiple executives are leaving the social network, including senior engineering VP Alex Roetter, global media VP Katie Jacobs Stanton, product VP Kevin Weil and Vin...

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12:25
2016 expected to be a big year for Apple's...

Continued growth for the MacBook lineup -- particularly in enterprise markets -- will be a bright spot for Apple in 2016, further bolstered by an update in the first half of the year, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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12:19
Apple to launch 4" iPhone and iPad Air 3 in...

According to connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is preparing two major iOS device introductions for the first half of 2016 in the much-rumored 4-inch iPhone and a refreshed 9.7-inch iPad Air 3.

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10:12
Apple working to fix Safari's refusal to open...

Do t.co links you click on Twitter just not load properly for you in Safari? You click the link and nothing loads. You refresh the page and nothing loads. You refresh again and get a message helpfully informing you that “Safari can’t open the page.” You refresh yet again while muttering profanities and the page finally appears.
It’s not just you—it’s a widespread annoyance for Mac users and it’s persisted for several months. Luckily, it looks as though a fix is on the way.
In Friday, The Verge noticed a recent tweet from Timothy Hatcher, an Apple employee who works on Safari’s underlying WebKit rendering engine, that addresses this issue head on. ...

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08:50
KGI: iPhone 5se/iPad Air 3 won’t significantly grow...

KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo issued an AAPL investor report this morning that is mostly pessimistic on Apple’s prospects of meaningfully increasing iPhone and iPad sales in the first half of the year. The Taiwan-based investment analyst doesn’t see an upside to the release of the iPhone 5se or iPad Air 3 later this quarter, sees meaningful slowing in YoY 6S/Plus sales and isn’t yet excited about the iPhone 7
We revise down 2016F shipments of new 4-inch iPhone, as little new to offer. While the new 4-inch iPhone has been enjoying the media spotlight, we don’t regard the product as innovative, either in terms of form factor (...

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08:35
iPhone 5se leak? 4-inch iPhone with rounded edges...

On Friday Mark Gurman reported that a 4-inch iPhone called the iPhone 5se, not 6c, is in the cards with an expected Apple event coming up around March, and over the weekend an interesting photo (above) has surfaced online that claims to show the forthcoming 4-inch iPhone. The image appears to show what could be the updated smaller iPhone with rounded edges and Touch ID as we reported next to an iPhone 5 for scale. The source where the image was first shared, One More Thing, has credibility with leaked hardware after showing the thinner iPad Air 2 display two years ago as well as the...

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07:30
CarPlay vs Android Auto: Different approaches, same...


The home screens of Android Auto and CarPlay. One is a notification dashboard, the other is an a app icon grid.

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Under the hood, CarPlay and Android Auto seem pretty similar. They're both "casted" interfaces that process and render a computing environment on a smartphone and then send that interface to the car display, basically using it as an external touchscreen monitor. The interfaces are wildly different though, with CarPlay sticking with the tried-and-true grid of apps, while Android Auto displays a notification dashboard and uses a tabbed interface. After having just looked at...

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07:20
Daimler CEO: Apple is making more progress on a car...

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche told German weekly Welt am Sonntag — as reported by Reuters — that a recent trip to Silicon Valley revealed that Apple and Google have made more progress on automotive projects than he had assumed.

"Our impression was that these companies can do more and know more than we had previously assumed. At the same time they have more respect for our achievements than we thought," Zetsche told the paper.

He and a handful of senior managers met with around 70 companies in Silicon Valley, the paper said, though it didn’t name the companies.

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Saturday January 23

22:58
Microsoft Selfie app now shares your iPhone self-...

The whole point of Microsoft's Selfie app for iPhones is to share your pretty face (albeit an ideal, algorithmically-modified version of it) with the world, but you haven't had an easy way to make that happen for most of the app's existence. A bit i...

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20:38
Scientists figure out how to create affordable smart...

Imagine having the power to tweak your windows' opacity depending on the weather. That's one application a group of MIT scientists believe they've made possible by conjuring up an equation that can predict how light goes through a rubber-like polymer...

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19:05
FBI Dark Web hacks were a part of a global child...

That FBI hacking initiative that caught 1,500 pedophiles on the Dark Web? It was just the tip of the iceberg. Motherboard has discovered that the operation was just one part of Operation Pacifier, a global campaign to fight child porn hidden throug...

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17:33
Harvard will take a close look at the brain to build...

There's no AI that can learn as fast as the human brain -- at least not yet -- but Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) wants to change that. The government organization has granted three departments within Harvard University a to...

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16:04
Consumer Reports backs Fitbit accuracy despite...

Given that there's a lawsuit over the accuracy of Fitbit trackers' heart rate monitors, you might be wondering how trustworthy those wearables really are. Should you buy a chest strap if you need to track your BPM? Not necessarily, if you ask Consume...

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14:32
Feds change up how they do background checks after...

The White House is taking steps to prevent another massive security breach that can compromise the information of future federal employees. It plans to replace (and absorb) the Office of Personnel Management's background check division with a new one...

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14:20
The Concert 88 for electronic news gathering

The Concert 88 Camera system features the camera mountable CR88V Micro Wireless Receiver with a removable shoe mount adapter, as well as a belt clip for strap mounting. For maximum convenience, the CR88V offers 12 hours of battery life from a single removable rechargeable lithium ion battery (two included). A battery level indicator lets you know when to swap in the backup. The receiver also offers a 1/8″ headphone monitor output with dedicated level control.I’m heading over to see this later today, but it looks like a cool product if you’re doing reporting on the go.∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:17
Samson’s Z Series headphones

Across the board, the Z Series Headphones feature lightweight components with a low-profile, over-ear fit and a stylish look. The entire line features ample cushioning for maximum comfort, highlighted by the genuine lambskin ear pads on the Z55 and Z45 models. Sonically, the headphones achieve wide, yet balanced and detailed sound fields ideal for critical studio monitoring. Their closed-back design provides effective sound isolation for recording by limiting unwanted background noise and signal bleed.I used these during the last Dalrymple Report podcast and loved them. The sound was crisp and clear, and they were really comfortable.∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:01
Google will pay the UK $185 million in back taxes

Like other tech giants, Google has been accused of using legal loopholes to avoid paying many of the taxes it owes... and it's now tackling some of those claims head-on. Its parent company Alphabet has reached a deal with the UK to pay £130 mi...

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11:30
Ben Heck's DIY Novena laptop, part 3

When we left Ben three weeks ago, he encountered a problem with the open-source Novena laptop build. Now, watch how Felix and Ben circumvent the need for a breakout board now that the time has finally come to put together the do-it-yourself Noven...

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10:03
Astronaut Scott Kelly hosts a Reddit Q&A from...

You may have seen some interesting Reddit Q&A sessions in your day, but you probably haven't seen one like this. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is hosting an Ask Me Anything session at 4PM Eastern today (January 23rd)... from space. That's right -- y...

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08:26
Exec in charge of the Apple Car walks (drives?) away...

The exec in charge of Apple’s car project is leaving the company, according to The Wall Street Journal. (Keep in mind that the company has never confirmed that it’s working on an automobile.)

Former Ford Motor engineer Steve Zadesky has overseen the project for Apple for the past two years, but leaving due to personal (not performance) reasons, the article adds. The WSJ says the Apple Car project (supposedly codenamed “Titan”)  has hit some snags with the team in charge being pressured toward “ambitious deadlines.” Zadesky was reportedly assembling a 1,000-member team for the project.

Bloomberg Business claims that Apple, “which has been working secretly on a car, is pushing its team to begin production of an electric...

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06:00
Spend hours exploring Terraria, an open world...

These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.Exploration. Crafting. Soul-eating demons. All in a good day (and night)’s work.That’s the appeal of Terraria, a 2D sandbox game by Re-Logic. Though initially released in 2011, Terraria initially slipped by under the radar. To my surprise, the game holds up surprisingly well—the pixelated open world exploration and core crafting mechanics are still compelling features that are comparable to more modern sandbox titles like Don’t Starve. Here are...

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03:00
The week in Apple news: iPhone 5se rumor, Apple...

Apple headlines for the week ending Jan. 22, 2016Apple released iOS 9.2.1 and OS X 10.11.3 earlier this past week. While you’re waiting for the updates to install, you can catch up on all the major Apple-related headlines. Just 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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02:49
This week on AppleInsider: Child labor concerns,...

Developments in the "real" world grabbed many headlines this week, including a bomb threat in Ireland, a new iOS development center in Italy and worries that Apple's battery suppliers are using child labor. The company meanwhile released a bevy of software updates for OS X and iOS.

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Friday January 22

20:27
'Dragon Age' lead writer David Gaider...

You might not know his name, but if you've played a game from BioWare in the past seventeen years chances are pretty high that writer David Gaider had a hand in it. Specifically, the Dragon Age series of fantasy role-playing games. The news comes by...

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19:52
Apple execs Phil Schiller, Greg Joswiak, others...

Current and former Apple executives, including Phil Schiller,Greg Joswiak and Scott Forstall, are on a list of potential witnesses who could appear at the second Apple v. Samsung damages retrial set for March.

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17:33
Venus flytraps are far from 'dumb'

When I was a kid, I had a Venus flytrap that lived all of about a week. I couldn't figure out why it hadn't eaten the morsel of raw hamburger I'd put in its "mouth," and it died of starvation shortly after the beef grew white fuzzies on it. Turns out...

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16:45
WSJ: Apple’s electric car project lead leaving...

Daisuke Wakabayashi, writing for the Wall Street Journal, writes about Steve Zadesky, a 16-year Apple veteran and former Ford Engineer, leaving Apple.∞ Read this on The Loop

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15:47
Apple’s electric car effort hits a speed bump as...

According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, the Apple veteran employee who has been overseeing the company’s “Project Titan” electric car initiative is leaving the company. The report, citing “people familiar with the matter,” says Steve Zadesky, who has been with Apple for 16 years, is leaving the company for “personal reasons.”

The timing for Zadesky’s departure is unknown at this point, as are his specific reasons for leaving, although the report makes it clear that it was for “personal reasons and wasn’t related to his performance.” In 2014, he was given permission to start investigating a possible foray into the electric car market for Apple, having previously worked on both the iPhone and iPod...

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15:43
Apple's 'Project Titan' chief to...

Apple veteran Steve Zadesky, thought to be heading up the company's "Project Titan" automotive initiative, has informed colleagues that he plans to leave the company, according to a report published Friday.

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15:11
Apple shares finally close above $100 again

Apple shares closed above $100 on Friday. The stock closed at $101.43, up more than 5.1% in trading for the day from its previous close of $96.30. In anticipation of a good to great financial report from the company, perhaps?

Apple will announces its first quarter 2015 financial results next Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 5 p.m. (Eastern). Naturally, Apple World Today will bring you the coverage.

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15:02
Apple Pay adds over 50 more US card issuers as...

Another 50-plus U.S. card issuers have been added to the list supporting Apple Pay, continuing to outpace the number of merchants actually accepting payments through the service.

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14:45
AWT News Update: January 22, 2016

After a brief, one-day hiatus yesterday due to conflicting podcast recordings, we're back with news. Well, not really news, because two of the items are actually rumors. So how about rumors plus one news item? OK? 

  • iPhone 5se coming soon?
  • Anandtech does a big review of the iPad Pro, compares it head to head with a number of Intel Core M devices
  • Tim Cook met with who?

The text version is below, or you can watch the video recording here and see what the temperature was like today in Lima, Peru. 

Text Version

Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is a short and sweet AWT News Update for January 22, 2016. In case you were waiting for the podcast yesterday, we were unable to record and publish it due to other obligations.

The rumor of a 4-inch iPhone seems to be getting more...

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14:45
The Week in iOS Apps: New and improved offerings...

Offerings from AppleThis week’s roundup includes improvements to an old favorite from Apple, and one entirely new offering from the company. Read on!Exploding KittensThe $2 Exploding Kittens “is a local multiplayer card game for people who are into kittens and explosions and laser beams and sometimes goats.” (If you’ve played the physical card game of the same name, you know what’s up.) You can play with two to five people on the same network; the game is modeled on Russian Roulette—draw cards until you pick the “Exploding Kitten,” at which point you’re out.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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