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Apple's refusal to allow paid upgrades in the Mac App Store hurts developers and users

There are a lot of words and phrases that have been used to describe the Mac App Store. One that comes to mind is ‘ghost town,’ used largely because there are some really solid apps for the Mac that aren’t in the store. But why are developers leaning away from the App Store?<p>Recently, I spoke with …

Twitter’s new email bug is stating the obvious and annoying users

Twitter users are reporting an unusual new feature this week – getting email updates on their own activity on the site.<p>While it’s interesting for company to re-affirm that it’s watching your every move, it’s a little unnecessary and most likely a bug.<p>Some people are enjoying it though…<p>A Twitter …

Apple Music recruits 11 million trial users in six weeks

Over 11 million people are now using Apple Music following the June 30th launch. "We're thrilled with the numbers so far," Apple senior VP Eddy Cue told <i>USA Today</i>. The service is in a free trial phase until September, so nobody has paid for it yet. The number of users is actually higher, though, as …

This 3-wheeled electric car is the 'Volkswagen Beetle of the 21st century'

ElectraMeccanica chief executive Jerry Kroll is confident that an oddly-shaped, three-wheeled electric vehicle will please Canada drivers and drum up big profits.<p>"This is the Volkswagen Beetle for the 21st century," Jerry Kroll told driving.ca's Andrew McCredie. "After 30 minutes of driving it, you …

Volkswagen Beetle

Calendar app Sunrise starts integrating with Office 365

Now that it owns Sunrise, the sleek and social calendar app, it makes sense for Microsoft to integrate it with its other productivity tools. That's why Sunrise now plugs directly into Office 365 on iOS, Android and the desktop, giving you access to all of your scheduled events under a single …

Microsoft marks Windows 10 launch with $10M donation to nonprofits for ‘upgrade the world’ program

With the Windows 10 launch a matter of weeks away now, Microsoft is ramping up its efforts to raise awareness of the upcoming upgrade.<p>The company has announced that a new TV and digital advertising campaign will be kicking off on July 20 in the U.S. and July 29 globally, as Microsoft looks to …

Microsoft’s New GigJam Collaboration App Deconstructs Tasks Into “Molecules Of Work”

Got a project? GigJam lets you share information on the fly–and hide what’s private–on computers, tablets, and phones.<p>Last November, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella hosted a small press event at the company’s Redmond, Wash. headquarters. The atmosphere was low-key, but the title–“Productivity: …

Atoms

Windows 10: more Microsoft apps are coming to Android and iPhone

Chief executive Satya Nadella says Microsoft is not getting out of mobile, but strategy is shifting from Windows Phone to Windows 10 everywhere<p>After cutting 7,800 staff and taking a $7.6bn loss on its Windows Phone division, Microsoft’s chief executive Satya Nadella intends to ramp up the company’s …

Windows Phone

Amazon's Prime Day draws big virtual crowd, frustrates some shoppers

(Reuters) - Merchants participating in Amazon.com’s much-advertised “Prime Day” sale saw an 80 percent rise in U.S. sales from a year earlier, according to preliminary data from e-commerce researcher ChannelAdvisor, although the event also drew ire from some shoppers.<p>Packing tape sits atop a box at …

Wal-Mart Stores

London Transport to Apple Pay users: Charge or be charged

Apple Pay dropped in the U.K. this week, and iPhone 6 and Apple Watch users can employ the touchless payment method to travel on a variety of public transports, including subway, London Overground, busses, and trams. But public agency Transport for London has issued an advisory to those who wish to …

Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Reaction

Hours before the deadline to get a deal done, the New England Patriots and franchise-tagged kicker Stephen Gostkowski agreed to terms on a new contract Wednesday.<p>Christopher Gasper of the <i>Boston Globe</i> reported the two sides reached an agreement on an extension. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the …

Football (U.S.)

British police seized a drone that was flying over the site of the Wimbledon tennis tournament

The Metropolitan Police says it saw a drone flying over the All England Lawn Tennis Club on Saturday morning at 8.37 a.m.<p>Police tracked down the person who was operating the drone, and found that it was being flown by a man standing on a golf course near the tennis club.<p>There are complicated laws …

Drones

Spotlight: Attorney & White Collar Wire Blogger Jack Sharman

<b>My name is</b> Jack Sharman. I’m a lawyer who blogs at White Collar Wire about white-collar criminal defense, crime fiction, cocktails and theology.<p><b>My love of</b> narrative led me to all of those topics. Juror, reader, drinker, sinner: everyone needs a good story.<p><b>I use Flipboard</b> “inbound” as a newsfeed and …

10 secrets to make a social media manager's life easier

There’s this common misconception that managing social media on a professional level is as easy and breezy as uploading an image on Facebook with a simple caption to go with it. But, you and I both know that there’s so much more to it.<p>Managing social media effectively is about posting the right …

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Apple releases OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta 2 to developers

In addition to new seeds for its mobile platforms, Apple has released the second Developer Preview of the upcoming OS X El Capitan for Macs. The update is available via Software Update in the Mac App Store. Similarly to iOS 9, El Capitan brings many under-the-hood enhancements in addition to new …