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Comparison: Apple Music vs. Google Play Music All Access

AppleInsider - Sun, 2015-08-30 15:36
Google debuted its own streaming service in 2013 as Google Play Music All Access, after Google Play music's initial debut in 2011. All Access was initially priced at $9.99, but in June of 2015, Google unsurprisingly unveiled an ad-supported, free version to differentiate itself from Apple's subscription Music service.

Rumors: New Apple TV to debut September 9th, ship in October

MacWorld - Sun, 2015-08-30 12:06

The Apple rumor mill is currently abuzz with chatter about a revamped Apple TV, and thanks to a new report from 9to5Mac, we’re getting a better sense of what to expect.

According to 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman, the new Apple TV will cost either $149 or $199, depending on what Apple’s executive team settles on, and will ship sometime in October. Gurman also says the current Apple TV model will stick around as a low-end option, since the new Apple TV won’t be price-competitive with streaming devices from Roku, Amazon, and others.

Previous reports indicated a seriously revamped Apple TV is on its way. Earlier this month, 9to5Mac reported that the new Apple TV will come with a retooled remote, built-in Siri, a new user interface, more powerful innards, and support for third-party apps, among other features. 

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MGG 568: Running Your Mac Safe & Lean

MacObserver - Sun, 2015-08-30 10:25

Your questions answered! Topics today include running out of memory, auto-ejecting disks, managing iTunes and more! Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun take your questions and answer them in a way you can truly understand. Download, press play and enjoy!


Minecraft: Story Mode hands-on: This one's for the fans

MacWorld - Sun, 2015-08-30 09:16
Telltale's new game is more for Minecraft addicts than it is for fans of The Walking Dead and Wolf Among Us.

Tidal accuses Apple of interfering with Drake live stream, Drake denies

AppleInsider - Sat, 2015-08-29 19:38
Jay Z-backed music service Tidal -- which carried a live stream of Lil Wayne's Hurricane Katrina benefit show this weekend?-- cut the transmission during Drake's performance and accused Apple of "interfering with artistry" by not allowing the set to be streamed, a charge which has been refuted.

The Week in iPad Cases: Speck’s first backpack can fit much more than just your iPad

MacWorld - Sat, 2015-08-29 07:00
...plus other backpacks, traditional cases, and more!

In this week’s roundup of new iPad cases, you’ll also find all kinds of great protective options from Booq, Moshi, Saddleback, Solo, CODi, Belkin and rooCASE.

Belkin

The Striped Cover with Stand (all iPad mini models; $40) features a folio design with an adjustable stand that supports a number of viewing and typing angles in landscape orientation.

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Part of the problem: Covering the fact there’s too much Apple coverage

MacWorld - Sat, 2015-08-29 05:00

If the Macalope knows one thing it’s that the way to solve the problem of people yelling “FIRE!” in crowded movie houses is to yell “TOO MANY PEOPLE YELL ‘FIRE!’ IN CROWDED MOVIE HOUSES!” in a crowded movie house.

Writing for The Next Web, Mic Wright complains: “Here’s what will happen when the new iPhone is announced: Apple is too predictable.”

The slug for this piece is “one-more-thing-give-us-your-money-punks”. Because Wright is shocked — SHOCKED! — to find there is capitalism going on here!

Apple, how could you?

Apple has… put out an invite! Smash the glass on the emergency alarm. Call out the national guard. Fire up the hot take machine. Or… get a grip.

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This week on AppleInsider: Sept. 9 event confirmed, Tim Cook on China, Apple TV rumors & more

AppleInsider - Sat, 2015-08-29 04:49
Apple this week confirmed a Sept. 9 press event, even as last-minute rumors about it continued to flow. The company simultaneously dealt with economic tumult, as well as losing one of its key Apple Music executives.

The week in Apple news: Sept. 9 event, Tim Cook speaks, Apple Watch challenging Fitbit, ‘Steve Jobs’ movie poster, and more

MacWorld - Sat, 2015-08-29 04:00
Apple headlines for the week ending Aug. 28, 2015

It’s finally official: Apple will hold a product announcement event in San Francisco on September 9. The rumors says we’ll see a new iPhone and maybe an Apple TV. But the big question is, who will be the musical guest? Taylor Swift has a concert in Texas that day, so she’s out. I’ve made my prediction; do you have one? Let us know in the comments below. In the meantime, you can see all the important headlines here in this slideshow. Want to get more details on a story? Click on the link.

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Judge bars Apple, Samsung from further filings after rapid-fire case entries

AppleInsider - Fri, 2015-08-28 21:23
A federal judge presiding over the Apple v. Samsung patent trial laid down the law this week, prohibiting either party from filing without permission after being inundated by a series of motions, objections and letters.

Johns Hopkins taps Apple Watch, ResearchKit for upcoming epilepsy study with eye on seizure prediction

AppleInsider - Fri, 2015-08-28 19:10
Johns Hopkins University, in partnership with developer Thread Research, plans to harness Apple Watch and iPhone sensors to power an ambitious ResearchKit study on epilepsy that could one day lead to an accurate method of predicting seizures.

VMware Fusion 8.0 and Fusion 8.0 Pro

TidBITS - Fri, 2015-08-28 18:24
Major new release offers support for OS X 10.11 El Capitan and Windows 10. ($79.99/199.99 new, free update, 362 MB)

 

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Back from the Dead: Using Apple’s Abandoned Safari for Windows Today

MacObserver - Fri, 2015-08-28 17:45

With Chrome a resource hog and privacy nightmare, Firefox relatively slow and boring, and Microsoft Edge not ready for prime time, there's not a lot to be excited about in the world of Windows browsers, especially for a multi-platform Mac fan. If only Safari for Windows was still around. Hey, let's see how Apple's abandoned browser works today!


PopChar X 7.2

TidBITS - Fri, 2015-08-28 17:15
Improves support for OS X 10.11 El Capitan and adds support for Unicode 8.0, which introduces 7,716 new characters. (€29.99 new, free update, 4.5 MB)

 

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Keychain 101: Getting Started with Apple’s Password Manager

MacObserver - Fri, 2015-08-28 17:00

Keychain is a great option for your Mac and has been for some time. Now, through iCloud, you can have access to your Keychain entries on your iOS device.


An iPhone 6s That Can Record 4K Video Means a 4K Apple TV

MacObserver - Fri, 2015-08-28 15:15

It's been reported, according to sources, that the iPhone 6s family will have the ability to record 4K video. Apple sells a 5K iMac. So why wouldn't a next generation Apple TV have the ability to display 4K video? John Martellaro makes the case.


Drive Genius 4: $49.99

MacObserver - Fri, 2015-08-28 14:53

Sometimes keeping your Mac's harddrive healthy takes more than Disk Utility, and that's where Drive Genius 4 comes in. You can use it to find and fix a long list of issues, build bootable maintenance drives, improve your Mac's overall performance, remove duplicate files, look for corrupted files and folders, and more. Drive Genius 4 works with OS X 10.8 and newer. It's regularly priced at $99, but you can pick it up for 49% off at $49.99 thanks to TMO's deal.


Currys/PC World could be first major third-party retailer to carry Apple Watch in UK

AppleInsider - Fri, 2015-08-28 14:42
Electronics vendor Currys -- in some places branded as Currys/PC World -- may be the first third-party retail chain to sell the Apple Watch in the U.K., a report indicated on Friday.

Losing Ian Rogers Sucks for Apple and the Music Industry

MacObserver - Fri, 2015-08-28 14:33

Apple's man in charge of Apple Music, Ian Rogers, has left the company and the music industry, too. That's a big loss for Apple, and considering his influence on the digital music market, it's a big loss for everyone else, too.


Save Space and Uninstall Apps with CleanMyMac 3

TidBITS - Fri, 2015-08-28 14:26
MacPaw’s CleanMyMac 3 is a multipurpose Mac maintenance tool and uninstaller. Joe Kissell thinks it’s effective, attractive, and easy to use — a worthy addition to any Mac user’s toolbox. But he also points out that it’s not a complete maintenance solution, and that some of its recommendations should be skipped.

 

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