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Appeals court says Apple is liable for e-book price fixing
Apple lost a price fixing case, fought the charges, but found no help in higher court.

AppleCare will replace your battery once it drops to 80% of its capacity
Applies to iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches, Apple Watches, and Macs.

Op-ed: Safari is the new Internet Explorer
If devs build a modern Web app ecosystem sans Safari, maybe Apple can move beyond 2010.

 


From: MacNN | The Macintosh News Network

Pointers: Summer Project: E-publishing, part six
You're at the stage now where you know you will never have to write another word of your book ever again. Meanwhile, we're at the stage of wondering how to break it to you that you still have some writing to do. However, we've decided to build up to that after taking you through the next stage of the e-publishing process. In this part of the Pointers Summer Project, we'll actually, genuinely, thoroughly produce an e-book. We'll also prepare the paperback, and you'll see why that takes a step more....










Daily Deals: Mariner Software sale, Starbucks brewer, Wi-Fi extender
Welcome to Daily Deals, the post where we scour online retailers for discounts, offers, bundles, and sales on hardware, software, and games for you, the discerning MacNN and Electronista reader. We've checked all of yesterday's deals, ruthlessly purged the dead ones, and have added a bunch more, including a sale on Mariner Software titles, an effectively-free Wi-Fi range extender, and a Starbucks brewer for $60....










Cisco launches bid to buy OpenDNS for $635 million
Today, Cisco announced its intent to acquire OpenDNS, a privately held security company based in San Francisco. OpenDNS provides advanced threat protection through domain name system extension, adding phishing protection and content filtering to the vital service. The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of fiscal year 2016, subject to customary closing conditions....










 


From: MacInTouch

Amazon/Support
Get discounts on MacBook Air models, iMacs, Retina MacBook Pros, digital cameras, TVs and much, much more at Amazon. *Plus*, while you're saving yourself money, you're simultaneously providing critical support to the MacInTouch website, at no cost to you, just by clicking through our link to make any purchase!

Report: Security
vulnerabilities patched in yesterday's raft of Apple updates; other Apple issues; Google's stealth microphone monitoring code; ClamXav commercial conversion; and Firefox password issues

Report: Apple Music
bugs, tips, confusion, streaming service comparison

 


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From: WIRED

Eruption Update: Explosions at Hakone and Fuego, Swarm off Iceland
Eruption Update: Explosions at Hakone and Fuego, Swarm off Iceland

A new earthquake swarm started off the coast of Iceland, the radius around a Japanese volcano has been evacuated, and the Fuego volcano in Guatemala has a plume more than three miles high!

The post Eruption Update: Explosions at Hakone and Fuego, Swarm off Iceland appeared first on WIRED.













Google Maps Could Make Train Crossings Less Deadly
Google Maps Could Make Train Crossings Less Deadly

To try to cut down on accidents, the Federal Railroad Administration is sharing data on all the country's grade crossings with Google Maps.

The post Google Maps Could Make Train Crossings Less Deadly appeared first on WIRED.













Entertainment Podcast: The Biggest Blockbuster This July 4th Is?Magic Mike XXL
Entertainment Podcast: The Biggest Blockbuster This July 4th Is…Magic Mike XXL

Was the Blockbuster Fourth of July Weekend a moviegoer myth all along? Our WIRED Entertainment Podcast team is on the case.

The post Entertainment Podcast: The Biggest Blockbuster This July 4th Is…Magic Mike XXL appeared first on WIRED.













 


From: Gizmodo

You Can Feel These Plasma Holograms Made With Femtosecond Lasers

With each passing year, engineers are getting closer to recreating the 3D interface technology that pop culture has rendered so clearly for decades.

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Breville Grind Control Review: Can Full Auto Satisfy a Coffee Geek?

As much as I love the ritual of my daily manual pour-over, even a coffee geek like me sometimes wishes for an easier method. There are a few great automatic coffee machines out there, but the Breville Grind Control features a built-in burr grinder?an essential device for great coffee. It promises high quality with as little effort as possible.

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Shooting Challenge: Fireworks!

Fireworks are the best part of July 4th (the worst part, btw, is that we lost the fantastic British accents). So for this week?s Shooting Challenge, photograph fireworks.

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Science
From: National Geographic News

World Will Gain a Leap Second on Tuesday: Here's Why
Leap seconds have caused widespread problems in the past?but there's a reason we keep adding them to the world's clocks.

SpaceX Rocket Explosion Raises Worries About Space Station
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are due to run out of food and other supplies in about two months.

Super-Spiky Ancient Worm Makes Its Debut
This bizarre new species of 'super-armoured' worm gives us a glimpse into the diverse world of animals living at the roots of our tree of life.

 


From: BBC News - Science & Environment

Rosetta spies cometary sinkholes
The comet being studied by Europe?s Rosetta probe is riddled with pits that formed much like sinkholes here on Earth, say scientists.

Probe refines Pluto flyby path
The American New Horizons spacecraft makes its last planned targeting manoeuvre as it bears down on Pluto.

Oranges bug 'hacks insect behaviour'
A deadly disease of citrus plants spreads by manipulating its insect host, research suggests.

 


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