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02/23/2016 midnight

No functional restriction for Apple Pencil

Apple, all ears: Apple has confirmed with The Verge that all of those features will soon make a comeback. "We believe a finger will always be the primary way users navigate on an iPad, but we understand that some customers like to use Apple Pencil for this as well and we've been working on ways ...

02/23/2016 11:02 p.m.,, Permalink

02/23/2016 11:00 p.m.

Daily Deals: AOC 28-inch monitor, Jabra REVO, Mushkin 1TB SSD

Welcome to Daily Deals, the post where the staff of MacNN search through online retailers for discounts, offers, bundles, and bargains on a range of hardware and software for our readers. The old deals have been cleared off the list, while the new batch includes a 28-inch 1080p AOC monitor for $ 180, Jabra REVO stereo headphones for $ 33, and the Mushkin Enhanced Reactor 1TB SSD for $ 220.

02/23/2016 10:55 PM, MacNN, Permalink

Apple restoring full Pencil functionality on iPad Pro in next iOS 9.3 version

When Apple released the first beta of iOS 9.3, iPad Pro users quickly discovered that the update essentially crippled the Apple Pencil’s functionality with the device. Since its release, the Apple Pencil had been able to be used to navigate throughout iOS, in addition to the often-touted drawing capabilities. The 9.3 betas, however, removed the accessory’s ability [...]

02/23/2016 10:47 pm, 9to5Mac, Permalink


Focused on exhaustive coverage and super-simple setup, use, and expandability, Eero is worth a look if you have a house where all-area Wi-Fi connectivity is a problem.

02/23/2016 10:01 p.m., PCMagazine, Permalink

Google Drive

Part productivity suite and part file-syncing and online storage service, Google Drive also provides excellent collaborative office-suite functionality.

02/23/2016 10:01 p.m., PCMagazine, Permalink

02/23/2016 10:00 p.m.

How-To: Display window previews for apps in the OS X Dock

Yesterday, I presented a list of 10 different tips that I thought any new Mac owner should know. As stated in that walkthrough, I don’t consider every recommendation on the list to be an absolute must-follow for new Mac users. There are a few items on the list, however, that are staples in my opinion. For example, […]

02/23/2016 9:56 p.m., 9to5Mac, Permalink

Twitter’s Fabric releases iPhone app for developers to monitor app crashes on the move

Fabric, a subsidiary of Twitter, has today expanded its comprehensive platform for developers by releasing an iPhone app, Fabric for iPhone. The app lets developers monitor various analytics and diagnostics about their applications while on the go. Stats like current active users and crash rates are instantly visible from the dashboard. Most notably, the app features push notifications for realtime updates [...]

02/23/2016 9:47 pm, 9to5Mac, Permalink


Focused on exhaustive coverage and super-simple setup, use, and expandability, Eero is worth a look if you have a house where all-area Wi-Fi connectivity is a problem.

02/23/2016 9:37 pm, PCMagazine, Permalink

iOS 9.3 and OS X 10.11.4: New public betas released

Anyone who has signed up for the public beta program can now download new pre-release versions of iOS 9.3 and OS X 10.11.4. After the release for developers last night, the updates were released today for all registered testers. In the current test versions, there were no other innovations - Apple obviously limited itself to bug fixes. Not

02/23/2016 9:28 pm, MacTechNews, Permalink

Purchase advice: All Apple devices at a glance and comparison

Apple's product range is growing all the time. Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod and now also the Apple Watch. But what do the devices do in practice? Our claim: We test everything that Apple currently has on the market. The team around Mac-Life editor-in-chief Sebastian Schack updates our overview every month in order to be able to give current recommendations.

02/23/2016 9:02 pm, Maclife, Permalink

Gear: iWalk Duo 3000 Battery

iWalk’s new Duo 3000 ($ 25) is a smaller, less expensive, lower capacity version of the company's Extreme Trio 10,000 battery. Like that battery, Duo 3000 also includes a built-in Lightning cable and micro-USB cable. A short, separate micro-USB cable is also included for recharging the battery - a micro-USB port can be found on top of the battery, along with a power button. The front of Duo 3000 has a small blue status light, and the ...

02/23/2016 9:01 p.m., iPodlounge, Permalink

02/23/2016 9:00 p.m.

Intel Atom X3: $ 100 smartphone offers Android & Debian desktop in one

Intel has an interesting concept with them at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona: An Intel-based budget smartphone that, thanks to MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link), can be connected to a monitor via HDMI and a work environment with a Debian Distribution offers. For 100 US dollars you can later get a smartphone that runs on Android and at the same time brings a Debian desktop to life on a big screen.

02/23/2016 8:29 pm,, Permalink

Telekom: VoLTE in brief, WiFi calling in summer

In contrast to its two competitors - o2 and Vodafone have been offering VoLTE calls on iPhone models in their own network for a long time - Telekom took its time with the introduction of the VoLTE standard. The Bonn network operator fired the starting shot for its "Voice over LTE offensive" on January 11 and assured that [...]

02/23/2016 8:02 p.m., iPhone ticker, permalink

02/23/2016 8:00 p.m.

The 22 funniest WiFi names

Laughing SSIDs. Wireless networks have more objective names such as "Fritz! Box FON WLAN 7270", "Guest Access" or "TP-Link". But regardless of whether you are out and about, at home or in the office: Time and again you come across particularly creatively named WLAN networks. We have compiled 22 particularly funny names that are making the rounds on the Internet and are actually good for a laugh or two.

02/23/2016 7:47 pm, Maclife, Permalink

MSI introduces Cubi 2 Plus and Cubi N mini PCs

They have a housing volume of 1.3 and 0.7 liters respectively. The top model Cubi 2 Plus, which costs 519 euros, comes with an Intel Skylake CPU of the Core i3 series, 4 GByte DDR4 RAM, M.2 SATA SSD and numerous connection options. The fanless Cubi N with a Celeron or Pentium processor is available from 249 euros.

02/23/2016 7:38 pm, ZDNet Germany, Permalink

Oral-B Genius: Intelligent toothbrushing system goes into the next round with position detection

A Bluetooth toothbrush from Oral-B is also currently in use in my household - but not so much because of the networking, but rather because of the generally good cleaning results. With the start of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, ​​Oral-B, manufacturer of electric toothbrushes , a novelty. The company describes the new product as a "milestone in dental health",

02/23/2016 7:21 p.m.,, Permalink

iOS 9.3: Apple releases fourth public beta

After Apple released the fourth developer beta of iOS 9.3 yesterday, the fourth public beta version follows today. Anyone taking part in the beta program can now download it and try it out. In terms of content, the differences to the developer beta should be limited. The 4th public preliminary version of iOS 9.3 is now available for download. Who already in the frame

02/23/2016 7:21 p.m., apfelnews, permalink

OS X El Capitan 10.11.4: fourth beta version released for everyone

After Apple released the fourth beta version of OS X 10.11.4 for developers yesterday, users of the public beta version are allowed to install the update today. It is now available for download from the Mac App Store if you already have an earlier pre-release version on your hard drive. If the Mac for public beta versions of OS

02/23/2016 7:21 p.m., apfelnews, permalink

Apple releases OS X 10.11.4 public beta 4 with updated Notes & Messages apps

Apple has released the fourth OS X 10.11.4 public beta for non-developer testers. Public beta testers running the El Capitan pre-release can find the new software update through the Mac App Store. The latest public beta update follows the fourth developer beta of the same update earlier this week. Changes coming with OS X 10.11.4 include support for [...]

02/23/2016 7:11 pm, 9to5Mac, Permalink

The Apple Watch as a fitness tracker

The Apple Watch was announced as a multifunctional smartwatch that completes the iPhone, but in addition to Siri, notifications of incoming messages and calls, Apple's prestige object also has many health and fitness functions. Thanks to integrated health and fitness functions and third-party apps, the Apple Smartwatch becomes a fitness tracker.

02/23/2016 7:02 p.m., Maclife, Permalink

Tim Cook's fears confirmed: Apple should crack 12 more iPhones

It didn't take very long. About a week after it became known that the FBI had forced Apple to install a tailor-made back door in an iPhone 5c in a terrorism case, the Justice Department is calling for Apple's help in twelve apparently less drastic cases. This gives Tim Cook's fears that the court ruling would set a dangerous precedent, right across the board.

02/23/2016 7:02 p.m., Maclife, Permalink

02/23/2016 7:00 p.m.

Locky: Protect against the crypto Trojans with backups

In the last few weeks, crypto Trojans such as Locky and TeslaCrypt have been circulating more and more. The Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) is now giving some tips on how users and companies can protect themselves from Trojans. The central note: create backups.

02/23/2016 6:56 p.m., ComputerBase, Permalink

iCloud: Account theft with ransom demands

The short experience report that reader Benjamin sent us today prompts us to remind us again of the optional two-step confirmation for Apple IDs. In the case described, Benjamin got off lightly, but the demands for payment have increased noticeably recently. Benjamin reports on a "Find my iPhone" message that was posted on the [...]

02/23/2016 6:56 p.m.,, Permalink

tvOS 9.2 will improve video control via Siri remote

In the current beta of tvOS 9.2, an innovation was noticed that should save many users of the Apple TV trouble. Apple is changing the way a video can be controlled using the Siri remote control. Anyone who is currently running their finger over the glass field while the video is playing can then directly rewind or fast forward with a click. What with willful service pr

02/23/2016 6:55 pm, MacTechNews, Permalink

9to5Toys Lunch Break: 13 ″ MacBook Air $ 800, Apple Watch / iPhone Dock $ 23, Civ Beyond Earth Mac bundle $ 27, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. TODAY'S CAN'T MISS DEALS: Apple 13-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz / 4GB / 128GB (newest version): $ 800 shipped (Reg. $ 999) Apple 11-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz / 4GB / 128GB (newest version): $ 720 shipped (Reg. $ 899) Show off [...]

02/23/2016 6:38 pm, 9to5Mac, Permalink

Apple vs. FBI: Bill Gates corrects earlier statements

After Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates commented on the situation between Apple and the FBI a few hours ago, he now corrected these earlier reports in a video interview. Topics: Apple, Bill Gates, Apple Watch Special Event March 9, 2015 - Live blog, Apple Special Event October 2014, iTunes card, iPad Pro, iPad mini 4, iMac with Retina 5K display, MacBook Pro with 13-inch Retina display, iPhone 6, Apple

02/23/2016 6:37 pm, MacNews, Permalink

Kaspersky warns of the Acecard Android Trojan

The malware targets almost 50 Android apps for online banking and online payments. The Trojan also uses phishing windows to target messengers such as WhatsApp and social networks such as Facebook. The security experts see experienced and presumably Russian-speaking cyber criminals as the backers.

02/23/2016 6:29 p.m., ZDNet Germany, Permalink

MWC: Obi Worldphone MV1 comes to Europe

The Obi Worldphone, founded by the ex-Apple CEO, is bringing its new entry-level smartphone Obi MV1 to Europe. It's surprisingly chic for a $ 140 phone and runs on Cyanogen OS.

02/23/2016 6:28 pm, Heise, Permalink

LG G5: The somewhat modular smartphone in hands-on

The following applies to new smartphones: if you dare, you often lose. LG has made more of the G5 than an improved version of its predecessor. In a short test, we wanted to find out whether modules and exchangeable batteries are enough to stand up to the Galaxy S7.

02/23/2016 6:28 p.m., Heise, Permalink

Eve Thermo: Elgato presents radiator thermostats with HomeKit support

There is news from the HomeKit corner. The Munich manufacturer Elgato has introduced Eve Thermo, the first radiator thermostat for the German market. I have to be honest at this point: I have been using some HomeKit products from Elgato at home since December. I really like the basic idea, because the Apple ecosystem does without a bridge

02/23/2016 6:20 p.m.,, Permalink

RELO: Removable electric bicycle drive with smartphone operation via iOS app

The 2016 cycling season is just around the corner, and with it the desire of many cyclists to switch to an eBike after all, but you don't always want to have to put a lot of money on the table for a new bike with an electric drive, you want to stay flexible. Who doesn't have two wheels in the garage for the right occasion

02/23/2016 6:20 p.m.,, Permalink

Aqua TV: Virtual aquarium with a customizable ambience for iOS and Apple TV

Wallpapers with relaxing aquarium motifs are still very popular. With Aqua TV there are now animated basins for iOS and Apple TV screens. Aqua TV (App Store link) has been available for download in the German App Store since mid-January this year, where the universal app is available at a price of 3.99 Euro can be downloaded. To install Aqua TV too

02/23/2016 6:20 p.m.,, Permalink

Mjum: Nice recipe collection now with search function and PDF export

You can collect recipes in the free iPhone app Mjum. The latest update makes the application even better. You can find recipes in abundance in the App Store, in magazines or on various websites. If you want to keep your favorite recipes safe in one place, you can install the free iPhone app Mjum (App Store link) and clearly store all of the recipes there. With the update

02/23/2016 6:20 p.m.,, Permalink

Garmin Vivoactive HR: New sports smartwatch with integrated heart rate measurement

Almost a year ago we were able to present the first generation of the Garmin Vivoactive sports and fitness watch. With the Vivoactive HR, Garmin has now announced an extended version of the watch equipped with additional functions. With the Vivoactive, Garmin has managed the balancing act between companions in various sports and smartwatches pretty well. The watch can notify iPhone [...]

02/23/2016 6:20 p.m., iPhone ticker, permalink

Microsoft Garage: Innovative Android keyboard makes everyday life easier

The developers Microsoft locked in its garage continue to be pretty creative and productive. A new virtual keyboard for Android devices called "Hub Keyboard" has now dropped out of their team. This should be particularly helpful when the user communicates with other users and has to exchange more with them than texts.

02/23/2016 6:20 p.m.,, Permalink

tvOS 9.2 solves major user experience issue with Siri Remote for Apple TV

Apple is currently testing a change in how the Siri Remote interacts with the new Apple TV. The change is available on the latest tvOS 9.2 beta, which is expected to be released around next month’s March 15th event. Starting with tvOS 9.2 beta 4, Apple has changed how you scrub through video during playback. Why does [...]

02/23/2016 6:11 pm, 9to5Mac, Permalink

Razer Blade Stealth (4K UHD)

Though its potential as a competitive gaming laptop relies on an external graphics amplifier, the Razer Blade Stealth is a premium ultraportable on its own, with an attractive 4K display, a unique customizable keyboard, and strong performance.

02/23/2016 6:11 p.m., PCMagazine, Permalink

MWC: Mastercard accepts selfies as a password substitute

The system will be introduced in summer 2016 - Germany and Switzerland are among the starting countries. Instead of a password, either the face can be photographed or the fingerprint can be scanned. Blinking prompts are intended to avoid deceiving facial recognition.

02/23/2016 6:02 p.m., ZDNet Germany, Permalink

02/23/2016 6:00 p.m.

Apple Pencil should lose functions

Apple does not refer to its Apple Pencil as a stylus. However, the company's newest input device has all of the characteristics of one. But this is about to change. Allegedly Apple wants to remove several “stylus functions” of the Apple Pencil with the update to iOS 9.3. Instead, the functionality of the Apple Pencil should be limited to drawing, painting and text input.

02/23/2016 5:56 pm, Maclife, Permalink

Price leaked for LG G5: Pre-order here

LG is still keeping a low profile at the price of the G5: The first retailers are already listing the new top model in price comparison. Conclusion: The LG G5 is not only on par with the Galaxy S7 in terms of equipment, but also in terms of price. Interested parties can pre-order it for 700 euros.

02/23/2016 5:56 p.m., CHIP, Permalink

GPU-Z 0.8.7 - Free info tool for the graphics card

What CPU-Z is to your processor, GPU-Z is to your graphics card: The small freeware tool shows you comprehensive information about the graphics card and enables numerous sensors to be monitored in real time. Details about the graphics card The surface of GPU-Z can be roughly divided into two areas, in which on the one hand detailed information on the graphics card and on the other hand the data of the existing GPU sensors are displayed in real time.

02/23/2016 5:47 p.m.,, Permalink

BoxCryptor - encryption for the cloud

A startup group from Augsburg has set itself the goal of making the use of various cloud services more secure. The associated applications called BoxCryptor (here in the current version 2.2.419.277) are available for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Android and iOS.

02/23/2016 5:47 p.m.,, Permalink

Razer Blade Stealth (4K UHD)

Though its potential as a competitive gaming laptop relies on an external graphics amplifier, the Razer Blade Stealth is a premium ultraportable on its own, with an attractive 4K display, a unique customizable keyboard, and strong performance.

02/23/2016 5:46 p.m., PCMagazine, Permalink

Medion gives a distant outlook on a new LTE-capable tablet

In addition to the Lifetab P10505, there is also a second Medion tablet to be seen at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), which is aimed more at users who want to use such a device outside of the home. The Lifetab X10300, which will be released soon, has been equipped with an LTE module for this purpose.

02/23/2016 5:38 pm,, Permalink

The "Walking Dead: Michonne" has been released for Mac

Developer studio Telltale is venturing into Robert Kirkman's zombie universe again and today released the first chapter of their new three-part miniseries with The Walking Dead: Michonne "In Too Deep". Unlike the previous Telltale games, this time the story does not tell the experiences of the young Clementine, but rather illuminates the popular comic and TV series character Michonne. The adventure lets [...]

02/23/2016 5:38 pm,