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Hooks notification app now available for iOS, Android and Apple Watch

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Date: Thursday, July 9th, 2015, 08:21
Category: Apple Watch, iOS, News, Software, Wearables

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Hook, the choice notification app, is now available for iOS, Android and the Apple Watch.

The Hook application lets users choose custom notifications such as the latest tweet, news article or sports score, or something more specific such as a change in stock price or the current bitcoin exchange rate.

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Showtime launches streaming service

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Date: Thursday, July 9th, 2015, 07:28
Category: iOS, News, Software

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This could come in handy if you’re looking to cut the cable cord and get things piecemeal.

Showtime Network has just launched its web-based streaming service. The service offers same-day access to Showtime’s content, an ad-free environment, access to the network’s back catalog and sporting events.

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Apple releases VoiceOver patches for iOS iWork apps

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Date: Wednesday, July 8th, 2015, 08:33
Category: iOS, News, Software

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You may want to update your iWork apps today.

Following a rare overnight update on Tuesday, Apple has updated its Pages, Numbers and Keynote apps for iOS to version 2.5.4, returning full VoiceOver navigation and editing functionality to the apps.

The fixes resolve issues that prevented UI navigation and content editing using VoiceOver. In addition to the VoiceOver patch, Pages no longer blurs text on certain devices when the Speak Screen option is activated.

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Apple Pay arrives at 23 additional U.S. banks, credit unions

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Date: Wednesday, July 8th, 2015, 07:39
Category: Finance, News

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Apple Pay was just picked up by another 23 U.S. banks and credit unions.

Here we go:
- American Chartered Bank

- Bank-Fund Staff Federal Credit Union

- Bellco Credit Union

- EFCU Financial

- First Federal

- First National Bank

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iOS 8.4 disables some Home Sharing functions, Apple says it’s working on a fix for iOS 9

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Date: Tuesday, July 7th, 2015, 08:19
Category: iOS, News, Software

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This is why they invented bug fixes.

A number of iOS 8.4 users have stepped forward to complain that the recent update disabled their Home Sharing functionality.

They, in turn, have been told that they’re have to wait until iOS 9′s release to get the feature working again.

Home Sharing lets users stream their iTunes songs over Wi-Fi from a Mac to iOS devices, Apple TV boxes, and other Macs. Last week, Apple disabled this feature for music in iOS 8.4, which is the same update that enables the new Apple Music streaming service. Apple has since flagged the lack of Home Sharing as a “known issue” and has yet to say when it might bring the feature back.

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12-inch MacBook notebooks essentially chained to Apple Store tables, may make browsing difficult

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Date: Tuesday, July 7th, 2015, 08:48
Category: MacBook, retail, security, Uncategorized

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You know how people sometimes go to outlandish (and destructive) lengths to steal things from Apple Store locations?

This, combined with the new 12-inch MacBook’s light weight, may be why they’re literally chaining the new notebook to the display tables.

Apparently the new MacBook, which weighs all of 2.0 pounds, is essentially chained/cabled to the display tables as opposed to letting customers lift it off the table to test its weight, as Apple usually does with its other notebook models.

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Let us know what you think of iOS 8.4/Apple Music

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Date: Monday, July 6th, 2015, 08:51
Category: Announcement, iOS

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iOS 8.4 is out and with it, Apple has launched its new Apple Music subscription streaming service.

While nothing has apparently caught fire yet and cats and dogs have yet to begin interspecies dating as a result of the update and launch, we’d like to know what you think of it, for better or for worse.

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Leaked iPhone 6S schematic shows minimal exterior changes for next-gen handset

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Date: Monday, July 6th, 2015, 07:57
Category: Hardware, iPhone, Rumor

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If nothing else, a leaked schematic should do the trick.

The cool cats at Engadget Japan have published what’s apparently a schematic of the upcoming iPhone 6S, which came from a source in the Chinese supply chain. The schematic shows a handset with only minimal changes from the current iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

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First full-length “Steve Jobs” trailer released

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Date: Friday, July 3rd, 2015, 08:41
Category: Fun, News

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This actually looks pretty good.

On Wednesday, Universal released the first full-length trailer for the Steve Jobs biopic. The movie, directed by Danny Boyle and penned by Aaron Sorkin, delves into Job’s personal life, his product launches and his struggles regarding his relationship with daughter Lisa Brennan-Jobs.

The trailer also gives more in-depth looks at Jeff Daniels and Kate Winslet, especially, as John Sculley and Joanna Hoffman, with various through-the-years glimpses of Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs. The movie is slated to hit theaters on October 9th.

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Rumor: Apple Watch 2 to retain similar appearance to first gen model, will feature larger battery

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Date: Friday, July 3rd, 2015, 07:07
Category: Hardware, iPhone, Rumor

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The current rumor has it that the Apple Watch 2 will look pretty much the same but run for a longer period of time.

And that’s a decent thing.

Apple’s second-generation Watch is unlikely to see any external changes, a Thursday morning report from South Korea suggests, with the company instead focusing on tightening up internal components in order to fit a larger battery.

Following up on yesterday’s report that Apple is working with South Korean firms LG and Samsung to produce thinner OLED displays for its Watch revamp, the new rumor is that Apple is working on a larger battery for the wearable.

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