Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers to head iTunes Radio at Apple

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Following the completion of Apple’s Beats acquisition today, the Wall Street Journal reports on a major position appointment for the two companies. Apparently, Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers (left) has been assigned to lead Apple’s iTunes Radio team.

Citing sources familiar with the situation, the outlet says that Rogers will head up both streaming services at the company. He’s been tasked with creating cohesion between the two offerings, to better compete with services like Pandora and Spotify…... Read the rest of this post here


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The funniest thing you’ll watch today: Team Coco builds an iPad from household items

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Apple's iPad is a great tablet, quite possibly the best on the market, but it's also one of the most expensive. There are now countless affordable Android tablets available from every vendor imaginable, which makes it even harder to justify the purchase of an iPad, but what if you could build one yourself just using items lying around the house? Comedian Matt Walsh, host of Team Coco DIY on Conan O'Brien's website, will walk you through the shockingly repulsive process which he says should only take around 30 minutes.

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IPHONE 6 LEAK: New leak shows one of the most important iPhone 6 and ‘iPhone Air’ parts

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With not one but two brand new iPhone models expected to launch this year, leaks and rumors have been coming at a breakneck pace over the past few months. And now that multiple reports suggest that the iPhone 6 has entered mass production with the larger 5.5-inch "iPhone Air" close behind, parts have begun leaking rapidly as well. While component leaks might not seem terribly interesting on the surface, they are actually quite important because they often help shed light on what functionality we can expect from Apple's upcoming new iPhones. And although this most recent part leak won't come as much of a surprise, it does seemingly reveal one of the most important parts in Apple's next-generation iPhone models.

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Apple officially welcomes Beats to the family

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It’s been just over 2 months since Apple announced that it would be acquiring Beats Electronics for $3 billion. And although the deal wasn’t expected to be completed until September, the Cupertino company is clearly ready to officially welcome Beats to the family.

Apple this morning posted a link on the homepage of its website to a new portal called ‘Welcome Beats,’ which features a brief message about the merger. Likewise, a message has been posted on Beats’ homepage regarding the acquisition and upcoming changes…... Read the rest of this post here


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How to change Mac screenshot file format in OS X

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OS X, Apple’s operating system powering Mac desktops and notebooks, sports a surprisingly robust set of screenshot-grabbing features.

Better yet, you can save both time and money capturing images of the operating system itself, third-party applications or whatever is on the screen at any given moment using these built-in capabilities.

Yes, a plethora of third-party apps go beyond the Mac’s screenshot-taking features with advanced image management and annotation capabilities.

Still, most normals soon realize that OS X’s built-in features mostly get the job done for common use cases like how-tos, tutorials and other types of blog posts.

By default, OS X saves you screenshots on the desktop, as PNG files. PNG is great if you care about image quality: the format uses lossless compression techniques that won’t degrade image quality. On the downside, PNG screenshots tend to be fairly large in size.

Although you can tap Apple’s stock Preview app, or any third-party image editor, to convert PNGs into JPEGs and other image formats, why take extra steps if OS X can do all the heavy lifting for you?

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to change the image format for screenshots taken on your Mac…... Read the rest of this post here


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Analyst predicts initial iWatch shipments may be limited due to sapphire issues

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Noted KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo issued a new note to investors today regarding the upcoming iWatch. Echoing his thoughts from earlier this month, Kuo says he believes that only around 3 million units or so of Apple’s smartwatch will ship this year.

Citing supply chain sources, the analyst blames production issues for the device’s limited availability. More specifically, Kuo believes that Apple is running into problems with the iWatch’s sapphire cover lens, pushing mass production back until late-November…... Read the rest of this post here


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NomadPlus turns your iPhone charger into a 1,500 mAh backup battery

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Boy, that new anti-iPhone Samsung ad titled “Wall Huggers” really struck a nerve, didn’t it? Blame it on Apple: the iPhone is frequently criticized for its battery life which isn’t abysmal at all though you’d be hard-pressed to argue that its ~1,560 mAh battery is a match for high-end Android devices that go beyond 3,000 mAh, such as LG’s G3 or Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3.

Feeling your pain, lo and behold, Nomad has created a nice solution to your battery woes. Their new NomadPlus accessory transforms your iPhone’s charger into a portable 1,500 mAh battery for backup power…... Read the rest of this post here


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Wikipedia reboots its official iOS app: native, speedy, mobile editing and loads more

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I’ve never been a fan of Wikipedia’s iOS app because it’s basically such a piece of you-know-what. Available since August 2009, the software’s never managed to win me over.

Put simply, it’s always felt to me like a hastily written web app, because that’s essentially what it is. But not anymore. Say ‘hello’ to the much-improved Wikipedia Mobile 4.0, now available as a truly native app for the iPhone and iPad.

Yup, no longer is Wikipedia on iOS a second-class citizen that wraps a basic web browser inside some iOS code!

The Wikipedia foundation has built the new version from the ground up for speed and it shows – everything is a lot snappier. There’s a super-convenient table of contents sidebar but more importantly, now you can edit Wikipedia in the palm of your hand.

Moreover, Wikipedia Mobile makes it easy to switch to reading Wikipedia written in another language and the app is now available in more languages than before.

Jump past the fold for the full reveal…... Read the rest of this post here


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Facebook Messenger now lets you share and view fullscreen photos and videos

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Facebook today issued a small update to the Messenger client for iOS. Now bumped to version 9.0 (yeah, their versioning scheme is a bit odd), the refreshed iPhone and iPad application finally makes it possible to share and view fullscreen photos and videos.

Previously, sharing a photo or a short video clip would render content in a smaller section within the larger conversation view, similar to Apple’s iMessage…... Read the rest of this post here


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Report: Apple Will Launch iPhone 6 on October 14th

iphone6renderAccording to a report from MacRumors, Apple could be set to launch the iPhone 6 on Tuesday, October 14th. The report also states that Apple is planning media event set for Tuesday, September 16th. The report cites an internal Apple Retail Store meeting as the source of the news. An October launch goes against recent…