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Briefly: Walmart iPhone sale, New Tesla car-starting app

4 hours ago | Posted in: iPhone, iPhone apps, Apple, iPad apps

Giant retailer Walmart has lowered the cost of the 16GB iPhone 5c to a mere 97 cents as part of what appears to be an early move to clear stock ahead of the arrival of the iPhone 6, or to bring in back-to-school shoppers. The chain has also lowered the price on the 16GB iPhone 5s to $79, cut from $99 previously. Both offers require signing a new two-year contract with either AT&T, Verizon or Sprint (T-Mobile is not included in this promotion).

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Judge Koh blocks Apple attempt to recover attorney fees from Samsung

5 hours ago | Posted in: industry, Apple, iPad

On Wednesday, US Federal District Court Judge Lucy Koh ruled on two motions in the ongoing leftover matters related to the first Apple vs. Samsung patent trial from 2012. The first ruling denied Apple the opportunity to recover attorney's fees from Samsung related to its guilty verdict on trade dress claims, and the second returned a $2.6 million Apple bond the company had put up to enforce a sales injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1, which was found to have copied Apple's iPad technology. No action was ever taken on the ban due to the appeals process, and both companies have since agreed to drop the injunction.

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Alleged iPhone 5.5-inch chassis backplate leaked in photos

7 hours ago | Posted in: iPhone, Apple

New photos allegedly from "deep within Apple's supply chain" have revealed what could be the backplate for the little-leaked 5.5-inch version of the "iPhone 6." The photos show the chassis of the larger "phablet" device next to the same part from the 4.7-inch version, suggesting that the models will be similar apart from sizing. It should be noted that these images could well be from Chinese knock-off devices based on rumored specs, such as the Android-based Goophone.

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Apple updates Safari 7.1/6.2 beta, OS X Mavericks Server beta

9 hours ago | Posted in: software, developer, Apple

On Wednesday, Apple released two betas for its Safari web browser, as well as a new beta for OS X Server. The Safari betas, 7.1 for Mavericks and 6.2 for Lion and later, add new features to WebKit, the rendering engine at the heart of the browser. In addition, Apple has asked testers to focus on general website compatibility in light of changes in some defaults, and tie-ins to forthcoming features in OS X and iOS. The new OS X Server beta requires the latest Mavericks (10.9.4).

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Twitter makes random tweets, favorites on timelines official feature

9 hours ago | Posted in: software

Twitter users may have seen a number of items showing up in their feeds from users they don't follow for the last few weeks. In what was thought to be one of the company's experiments, tweets from users that aren't followed and random favorites from others were showing up in timelines. It appears that the feature is no longer in testing, as Twitter has added the new feature to its help page about timelines.

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Briefly: FEMA's Spanish-language app, PopChar X 6.6 supports Unicode

12 hours ago | Posted in: iPhone apps, iPad apps

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has launched a free Spanish-language app that provides disaster-related information for families and communities. Key features of the app include preparation-related safety tips for events such as flooding, hurricanes, tornadoes and other disasters, and an emergency meeting location tool that allows users to plan primary, secondary and out of state meeting locations. Users can locate a disaster recovery center after a Major Disaster Declaration with Individual Assistance has been issued. The feature provides information about how to offer volunteer services as well as donations. The app is available to download through iTunes.

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Heartbleed suspected to be point of entry for CMS records breach

12 hours ago | Posted in: security

Security firm TrustedSec says that it learned how hackers were able to obtain records from Community Health Systems (CHS). According to a statement released by the firm yesterday, the initial attack occurred through an OpenSSL vulnerability. An anonymous source tied to the investigation told the company that Heartbleed, a vulnerability that has made headlines in recent history, is to blame for the breach.

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Latest OS X Yosemite beta enables screensharing via Messages

12 hours ago | Posted in: software

The sixth OS X Yosemite beta enables promised screensharing via Messages, a report notes. The feature requires simply that a person have an iMessage or Apple ID account. Some options include turning audio conversation on and off, pausing sharing, and blocking requests from a particular user.

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Symantec condenses security line-up into one suite, Norton Security

13 hours ago | Posted in: security, software

Symantec announced earlier this week that it would be issuing a sweeping change to its line of antivirus software to offer consumers a single solution. Starting September 23, the company will begin offering Norton Security for around $80 per year. The change effectively ends releases of Norton Antivirus, the company's main product line that has seen annual releases since the early 90s.

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Best Buy runs one-day $75 sale on all iPad Air models

13 hours ago | Posted in: iPad

Best Buy is conducting a one-day sale on all its iPad Air models, cutting their costs by $75 each. That makes a 16GB Wi-Fi Air $425, and a 16GB 4G Air $555. The most expensive iPads -- 128GB 4G models -- have been lowered to $855. A further $50 discount is available to educational buyers.

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Second-gen iPad Air could upgrade to 2GB of RAM

14 hours ago | Posted in: iPad

The second-generation iPad Air should switch from 1 to 2GB of RAM, according to a Taiwanese site, TechNews. The third-gen iPad mini, however, will allegedly retain 1GB. That would be a reversal of last year, when the Mini was made equivalent to full-sized iPads in everything but size.

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Apple TV gets delayed NFL Now app

14 hours ago | Posted in: peripherals

Nearly two weeks after its announcement on August 7th, the NFL Now Apple TV app has finally gone live. Functionally the app is similar to its iOS counterpart, providing a certain amount of free content, while hiding other material -- such as game highlights and NFL Films specials -- behind a paywall. The NFL is promising to add 105 hours of original content per week.

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AT&T bringing gigabit Internet to Silicon Valley with Cupertino push

15 hours ago | Posted in: networking

AT&T has become the first major telecommunications provider to declare it will offer a gigabit Internet service in Silicon Valley in the future. The high-speed service will roll out in Cupertino, Apple's base of operations, though the company has not yet revealed when it will roll out the network in the area, when it will be available to customers, nor how much it will ultimately cost.

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Cambridge Audio launches Go, Bluetone 100 Bluetooth streamers

15 hours ago | Posted in: audio

Audio purveyor Cambridge Audio has revealed its new Bluetooth speaker line. Replacing the original Minx Go Bluetooth streamer, launched today are the Go and the Go Radio with similar stylings to the predecessor. Also released is the 100-watt Bluetone 100 streaming device.

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Apple's iMessage accounts for 30 percent of all mobile spam messages

16 hours ago | Posted in: security, troubleshooting, networking

Over 30 percent of all mobile spam messages are now being sent through Apple's iMessage system, claims Tom Landesman, a security researcher at Cloudmark. Many of the messages are pushing fake luxury products such as sunglasses and handbags. Landesman explains that spammers are - or were - taking advantage of several aspects of Apple's ecosystem. However, Apple has responded to the charge and said that some countermeasures have been implemented.

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EPEAT tablet registry lists almost nothing but iPads

17 hours ago | Posted in: industry, iPad

The Apple iPad is overwhelmingly dominant in a new EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) category covering tablets and slates. Out of 135 devices currently registered, 134 are simply different configurations of the iPad Air, iPad mini, and fourth-generation iPad. The one non-Apple entry is the Dell Venue 11 Pro.

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Sandisk launches value-oriented Ultra II SSD with TLC media

18 hours ago | Posted in: computers, upgrades/storage

Sandisk today announced the new SanDisk Ultra II SSD with enhanced SSD Dashboard. The new SATA-3 2.5-inch drive ships in 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, and 960GB capacities, and is the first SSD outside of those manufactured by Samsung to use TLC flash media.

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Uber launches API enabling third-party app integration

18 hours ago | Posted in: industry, developer

Uber has released an anticipated API that will let third-party developers integrate its ridesharing services. The company says it is already working with 11 high-profile partners, including Starbucks, United, OpenTable, TimeOut, Tempo, Hinge, Tripadvisor, Tripcase, Hyatt, Mememo, and Expensify. Apps based on the API will be able to show available rides and/or price and time estimates, and make use of a person's trip history.

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iOS apps: GeoTagr, Pingdom, Facebook Messenger

19 hours ago | Posted in iOS apps

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    GeoTagr 4.4.3 ($5)

    GeoTagr records location information so that geotags can be added to photos taken with any camera. The software includes support for more than 5500 different digital cameras and can wirelessly geotag iPhone, iPad, Mac, Dropbox, Flickr, Google+ and SmugMug photos. The v4.4.3 update features improved German translations, as well as fixes for a number of known issues.

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    Pingdom 3.2 (free)

    The Pingdom iPhone app can be used to connect to the Pingdom uptime monitoring service and view the current status of the servers and websites you are monitoring. New to v3.2 is support for monitoring transactions. All transaction checks are made available in the check list and a new error list with a summary of all transactions is now included. The software also provides an in-depth look at where and why errors occur, and can make graphs for transaction execution time.

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    Facebook Messenger 10.0 (free)

    Facebook Messenger is the official client for sending direct messages to all of a user’s Facebook contacts. The update offers improved photo sharing, now letting users send more than one photo at a time. Improvements have also been made to the viewing of photos and videos.

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    Echofon 7.4.06 ($5)

    Echofon is a mobile Twitter client that features support for reading and composing tweets, as well as for managing multiple accounts. Version 7.4.06 is strictly a maintenance update that resolves a reported crash.

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    Cooliris 2.9.1 (free)

    Cooliris displays images from various sources in a 3D wall layout. Pictures are collected from numerous sources, including the Camera Roll, Instagram, Flickr, Twitter, and Dropbox. Several minor bugs have been fixed with this update.

 

UAE Apple Store to be 'biggest in the world,' source claims

19 hours ago | Posted in: Apple

The upcoming UAE Apple Store will be the "biggest Apple has ever built," according to men's luxury magazine Edgar, citing an anonymous source. The person also says that Apple has picked Dubai's Mall of the Emirates as the site for the shop, and that it was originally planned to replace a current cinema complex. Based on the timing of Apple's job listings, it's thought that the store could open in the first quarter of next year. Currently, there are no Apple Stores anywhere in the Middle East.

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Netflix signs interconnectivity deal with Time Warner Cable

19 hours ago | Posted in: networking

Netflix has signed a new peering deal, this time with Time Warner Cable. The deal now gives the video streamer interconnection deals with Internet service providers that cover about 68 percent of all the broadband customers in the US. Notably, the 32 percent it doesn't have deals with are smaller providers, have strong net neutrality views, and haven't been found to limit or slow down Netflix traffic for users.

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LG takes on Sonos with Music Flow wireless multi-room audio system

20 hours ago | Posted in: audio

LG is attempting to take on Sonos in the networked speaker market, with the launch of a new range of speaker components. The LG Music Flow collection consists of three Music Flow Speakers, a Sound Bar, and a Network Bridge, with a central Music Flow Player app for Android and iOS able to control all of the devices and manage the user's music library.

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Final Cut updates to 10.1.3, gets matching Motion, Compressor patches

20 hours ago | Posted in: troubleshooting, software, digital imaging, Apple

Apple has issued minor updates to Final Cut Pro and two of its companion apps, Compressor and Motion. Final Cut has been updated to v10.1.3, primarily solving problems burning Blu-ray discs or creating a Blu-ray disk image. It also ensures that color corrections are kept when pasted between clips during Share, and that effects applied to clips in the Browser in previous versions are retained when clips are added to the timeline. Other fixes target XML round-trip imports, automatic library backups, and skimming growing files in the Browser.

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New malware stealing advertising revenue from jailbroken iOS devices

20 hours ago | Posted in: industry, security, developer, iPhone apps, Apple, iPad apps

A new piece of malware started infecting jailbroken iOS devices earlier this year. The "AdThief" or "Spad" package hijacks advertising clicks and revenue, and redirects them to the author of the package, rather than the developer who inserted the advertising in the first place. The malware is simple and low profile -- it replaces the developer's ID with the attacker's ID.

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Parallels Desktop 10 launches with Yosemite support, speed boosts

21 hours ago | Posted in: computers, software

Parallels today launched Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac and Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac Enterprise Edition, the leading virtualization solution for Windows applications on Macs. New built-in intelligence and support for Apple's latest operating systems including OS X Yosemite improves ease-of-use for both business users and consumers, and brings many of the announced features of Mac OS X Yosemite to Windows and Windows applications, supporting iCloud Drive, iMessages and SMS text sharing from Windows, and control of virtual machines from Spotlight preview and Finder QuickLook.

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Brazilian judge orders deletion of Secret app from mobile devices

22 hours ago | Posted in: software, iPhone apps, Apple

A Brazilian judge has ordered Apple, Google, and Microsoft to remove Secret, an app used for anonymously sharing information with others, from citizen's phones. The unusual ruling requires both Apple and Google to delist Secret from the App Store and Google Play, with Microsoft ordered to do the same for the Windows Phone-equivalent Cryptic, as well as deleting it remotely from mobile devices in the country.

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Review: Life n Soul 8 Driver Bluetooth headphones

Wed August 20, 2014 | Posted in: audio

When it comes to music on the go, consumers generally have some options to consider when looking for the best experience. While Bluetooth speakers are good in a large number of situations, in some place they just aren't practical. This leaves consumers to look away from speakers and toward their counterparts for sonic deliver, Bluetooth headphones. But not all headphones are created equal, especially when the boutique market for headphones is examined. One company, Life n Soul, hopes to grab attention with its 8 Driver Bluetooth headphones. Do the headphones warrant some attention, or are they just another set in the middle of the pack? Find out in our review.

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