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Add grip and great protection to your iPhone 6 Plus with these slim hard cases from Amzer! The back sports a fold out kickstand for easy hands-free viewing, too. Available in black or white today for only $4.95





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iMore show 473: Hey siri, give us a hint!

Today, 01:00 PM

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The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple! On this episode — iPhone event invites are out and Siri's teasing September 9. Tim Cook emails Jim Cramer and Ian Rogers leaves Apple Music. Ad blockers redux redux, iPhone 6s rumors, Apple TV rumors, and your questions answered! With Serenity Caldwell, Georgia Dow, Rene Ritchie, and special guest Jason Snell.

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Drake's manager denies Apple forced Tidal to block hi...

Yesterday, 08:27 PM

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The popular music artist Drake, who signed an exclusive deal with Apple Music earlier this year, had his streaming performance for a charity concert blocked by the Tidal service on Friday night. Tidal claims Apple forced them to block Drake's set, but his manager says he made the decision.

Drake sang a couple of songs at Lil Wayne's Lil WeezyAna Fest in New Orleans Friday night, which supports Tha Carter Fund, an organization that helps kids that were affected by Hurricane Katrina 10 years ago. According to Page Six:

Lawyers were called in because the event was being streamed live via Tidal — and Drake has an exclusive deal with Apple Music said to be worth up to $19 million. Sources say the tech giant threatened to sue for $20 million if Drake appeared, or if his music was streamed live, on Tidal.


In the end, Drake's performance at the concert was indeed blocked by Tidal's service. Instead, the livestream posted the following message: "Apple is interfering with artistry and will not allow this artist to stream. Sorry for Big Brother's inconvenience."

However, BuzzFeed got a hold of Drake's manager, who flat out denied any involvement by Apple in the incident:

""The decision to not have Drake participate in the Tidal steam has nothing to do with Apple or Drake's deal," Drake's manager Future the Prince told BuzzFeed News. "Point blank, 100%. I made a business decision. Apple doesn't have the power to stop us from being part of a live stream. The only people that have the power to do that are Cash Money and Universal, and they're our partners."

Future added that he felt Tidal tried to use their decision and "spin it in their favor as a publicity stunt". It would seem that these two rival streaming music services are definitely at odds with each other at this point

Source: Page Six, BuzzFeed





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Mobile Nations Weekly: Sticky S Pens, an iPhone 6s event,...

Yesterday, 06:26 PM

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Sure, next week is IFA 2015, but that doesn't mean we can't have news now!


We're still putting the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 through its paces, but we got one surprise this week: if you put the stylus in backwards, it sticks and will probably break your phone when you try to pull it out (if you can). So don't do that. Apple also announced the date for the anticipated iPhone 6s launch event, more photos of the BlackBerry Venice Android slider leaked out, as did the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL and their Continuum dock.

It's time for Mobile Nations Weekly!

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iMore — iPhone 6s Watch, Day 208


Invitations have gone out for Apple's annual iPhone event, and that means come September 9, 2015, we should be getting our first looks at the next-generation iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and Apple TV. Oh, and iOS 9 and watchOS 2 as well. It's going to be a big show this year. How big? Just ask Siri for a hint.

Android Central — A brief moment of panic


Things got a little exciting last week as we all discovered that the combination of the Galaxy Note 5's design and a little user error could well end with the S Pen being stuck inside the phone, or broken, or both. So please, folks. Don't put your S Pen back in the phone backward. That crisis died out pretty quickly, though, so we have a feeling folks got the message loud and clear.

CrackBerry — Slider from the left, slider from the right


This week, we saw BlackBerry CEO John Chen take the stage at the Churchill Club for a candid discussion on how things are going at BlackBerry plus, the BlackBerry Venice slider appeared in some fresh images which show off the device from nearly all angles. In other news, BlackBerry announced a new WatchDox app for BlackBerry 10 Enterprise customers, closing off the question of how they would integrate the service into BlackBerry 10 devices.

Windows Central — New Lumias cometh


Those yearning for new flagship Windows Phones received some nice surprises this week with new renders and another alleged photo. The Lumia phones – codenamed Cityman and Talkman – are expected to be announced in October and so far, audience reaction to the designs is mixed at best. Indeed, in our currently ongoing poll 1/3 flat out think the new Lumias don't look so hot. Will people change when the phones hit shelves in November? Time will tell.

Windows Insiders received a new build of the Windows 10 desktop OS. Build 10532 hit computers this week bringing along with it some menu UI and Microsoft Edge improvements. Speaking of Windows 10, the OS is now installed on more than 75 million computers and should surpass the OS X install base sometime in September.


This week on Kicked we look at chewable coffee cubes, along with a reinvented axe, a GoPro stabilizer, and more! Plus, Drew and Patrick reminisce about an old Canadian heavy metal band while trying to avoid a YouTube copyright strike.

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This week on Connectedly, we looked at reasons why you should and shouldn't buy the new Samsung Note 5. We also show you a new wireless home monitoring camera that has been getting a lot of attention. We showed you how to make your own motion-sensing monitoring system using an old Android device. Valve stems that alert you of low tire pressure, bicycle lights that you can lock up, and a new product that turns your older car into a smart connected one.





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Comic: Siri is More Human Than Human

Yesterday, 05:37 PM

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Happy Saturday, iMore! Because Rich is awesome, he's letting us run some of his Mac-themed comics from the Diesel Sweeties archive on weekends. Bonus comics, woo! We hope you enjoy.


Read more comics from the Pixel Project on iMore.com.





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The Razer Nabu fitness smartband is getting a relaunch in...

Yesterday, 04:13 PM

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Remember the Razer Nabu fitness smartband? Well, Razer wants you to know that the wearable is finally launching, or rather re-launching, in October. The Nabu, which was first announced in January 2014 at CES, will have a few design changes along the way.

You may remember that, after months of delays, the Razer Nabu was supposed to launch in late 2014. As it turned out, only a handful of people got their hands on the smartband, and their feedback on the product sent Razer's design team back to make some changes to the Nabu, including putting its main button on top and putting in a magnetic clasp on the side.

The Razer Nabu will still have a small OLED screen that can notify users of any incoming smartphone emails, text messages and more. Two Nabu owners can share social media information and data with each other's band if they shake hands. There will also be an updated smartphone companion app for the Nabu that will offer users a number of fitness and sleep tracking statistics.

Pre-orders for the Razer Nabu relaunch start on September 15 for $99.99 and shipments will begin in October.

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iPhone 6 bumper cases are only $4.95 today while sup...

Yesterday, 01:46 PM

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This iPhone 6 bumper features 4-corner protection against drops and keeps the display and back of your device safe from scratches by elevating it away from flat surfaces. Naturally, you'll have access to the camera and ports, while the side and top buttons have been slightly raised to provide easy accessibility.





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iPhone and Apple Watch reportedly being used in ResearchK...

Yesterday, 01:46 PM

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The sensors on the iPhone and Apple Watch could be used in an upcoming study that might someday help people who experience epileptic seizures. A new report says that Johns Hopkins University and Thread Research will begin conducting a ResearchKit study on epilepsy with Apple's products.

According to AppleInsider:

Seeking deeper insight into epileptic seizures and their effect on the human body, Johns Hopkins' ResearchKit study will collect heart rate sensor and accelerometer data from Watch, gyroscope data from iPhone and dynamic user feedback to track a variety of biometric measurements during a seizure episode, according to a source familiar with the project. The iPhone and Watch apps are slated to go live on Sept. 18.

The study will be conducted on an opt-in basis, and Johns Hopkins reportedly hopes that it will get a large number of people to enter, due to the large numbers of Apple fans who own the iPhone and Apple Watch.





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New Apple TV remote said to feature motion control

28 Aug 2015

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In addition to a touchpad and Siri support, the remote for the upcoming refresh of the Apple TV is said to have one more more thing: motion control. A new report, which reiterates much of what's been said previously about Apple's new set top box, mentions that the new remote for the Apple TV will be motion-sensing.

From TechCrunch:

One thing that hasn't been talked about yet is the fact that the new remote will be motion sensitive, likely including several axis' worth of sensors that put its control on par with a Nintendo Wii remote. The possibilities, of course, are immediately evident.

Apple will reportedly position this remote as a new way to play games on the TV, not only with motion control, but also voice input.

A new Apple TV is widely rumored to be set for a September 9 unveiling alongside new iPhones at Apple's upcoming event. The new box is expected to feature heavily upgraded internals, including an Apple A8 system-on-a-chip and a refreshed, lighter interface.

Source: TechCrunch





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Apple reportedly rolling out in-store mobile Apple Watch...

28 Aug 2015

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Apple is reportedly rolling out a new way for customers to try on the Apple Watch in its retail stores. Called Mobile Try-On, the new initiative is said to focus on demonstrating the watch in a more natural fashion than the current method, which keeps customers at a demo table.

Apple Store employees are apparently given Apple Watch demo units to wear around their store, showing it to customers occupying different sections, and demonstrating how an Apple Watch can make their overall iPhone experience better. The memo, obtained by 9to5Mac, details a few scenarios:

Now you can give customers browsing collections at the Display Table a hands-on experience of the Apple Watch in a simple, nature way, and then navigate to the Try-On Table. Take advantage of the paired iPhone to show how they work together.

In the Family Room, customers waiting for appointments can experience Apple Watch. Find out their favorite iPhone feature and show how the Watch can make it better, or show off Calendar events or text messages sent straight to their wrist.

Five specific features are said to be the focus of these mobile try-ons: watch face customization, sending a message with Siri, sending an audio message with iMessage, rearranging watch apps, and using the connection Glance to ping an iPhone.

It's interesting to watch Apple try a new method of demonstrating the Apple Watch to new customers. While the exisitng demonstration methods serve their purpose of introducing customers to watch features well, they do seem a bit sterile. Something with a more personal touch would be nice to see.

Source: 9to5Mac





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