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3 min ago

Proposed tax holiday would make it easier for Apple to bring foreign earnings home

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Proposed tax holiday would make it easier for Apple to bring foreign earnings home

Two U.S. senators have sponsored a bill that would make it easier for companies like Apple to bring the cash they are keeping overseas into the United States. Currently, U.S. companies that repatriate their foreign earnings are taxed at 35%. The new bill, sponsored by Senators Barbara Boxer and Rand Paul, is called the Invest in Transportation Act of 2015 and would see these companies taxed at a much lower rate

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51 min ago

NSFW: Hey developers, paying for coverage is a scam

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NSFW: Hey developers, paying for coverage is a scam

NSFW is a weekly op-ed column in which I talk about whatever's on my mind. Sometimes it'll have something to do with the technology we cover here on iMore; sometimes it'll be whatever pops into my head. Your questions, comments and observations are welcome.

It'll be no surprise to you to read that I'm pitched on new products all the time. Every day I get dozens of email solicitations from developers, marketing and PR people to cover new products for iMore. And many of them have variations on this:

"How much will it cost for our product to be written about on iMore?"

The answer is: Nothing. We don't take a dime to cover any product on iMore. In fact, even the suggestion that we would is horribly insulting to our sense of ethics. Unfortunately, not all web sites are so inclined.

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1 hour ago

Apple Pay review: 3 months later

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Apple Pay review: 3 months later

Apple Pay — or Pay — launched in October of 2014 as part of iOS 8.1. It enabled the NFC-based tap-to-pay system in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and the online payment system in both iPhones 6 and the iPad mini 3 and iPad Air 2. While it hasn't yet rolled out internationally, Apple Pay has expanded to more banks, retailers, and apps in the U.S. We went in-store with it at launch, but how's Apple Pay doing now, some three months later?

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10 hours ago

Jeff Williams and the continued success of Apple's ops team

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Jeff Williams and the continued success of Apple's ops team

Jeff Williams, senior vice president of operations at Apple, took over day-to-day leadership of the ops team following Tim Cook's transition from Chief Operating Officer (COO) to Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Since then Apple has shipped a flabbergasting number of iPhones, a huge number of Macs and iPads, and started ramping up to ship the first batch of Apple Watches. To say Williams runs the best ops team in the business does him and them a disservice — No one else even comes close. That's no dount why he's getting some much-deserved attention following Apple's blow-out Q1 2015 results.

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11 hours ago

How to manage iCloud Drive syncing over cellular

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How to manage iCloud Drive syncing over cellular

If you store a lot of documents in iCloud Drive, and you're on a limited data plan, you may not want apps moving large files around unless you're on Wi-Fi. Cellular data use with iCloud Drive is nowhere nearly as intensive as streaming music or videos, but if you want to make sure not a bit goes by without your say so, you can manage it all in Settings.

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12 hours ago

Nine magnificent mail apps for iPhone

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Nine magnificent mail apps for iPhone

What mail app do you use on iPhone?

Apple has built Mail right into the iPhone, with universal inbox, multiple draft support, gesture actions, and more. Yet the App Store is home to many other mail apps as well, some focused on a particular service, others on workflows like "inbox zero". Which one you use depends as much on personality as feature set.

If you're still looking for a Mail app, check out the list we've compiled. And when you choose — or if you've already chosen — let us know which one you went with in the poll!

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13 hours ago

iTunes for OS X updated with notification center widget, improved syncing

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iTunes for OS X updated with notification center widget, improved syncing

Apple has updated iTunes for OS X to version 12.1 today. Coming along for the ride is a new notification center widget, along with performance improvements for syncing with your iOS devices.

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15 hours ago

441: Going to need a bigger chart

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441: Going to need a bigger chart

The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple! On this episode we talk Apple's Q1 2015 results, the iPhone phenomena, Mac growth, Apple Watch ship date, and the evolution of the iPad. With Peter Cohen, Rene Ritchie, and special guests Georgia Dow and Jason Snell.

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17 hours ago

Adobe PaintCan for iPad transforms your photos into handpainted masterpieces

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Adobe PaintCan for iPad transforms your photos into handpainted masterpieces

Adobe has added another iPad app to its growing library called PaintCan. Instead of providing finely detailed artistic tools, PaintCan allows amateurs and pros alike to add broad, artistic filters to photos. These brushstrokes are added selectively to areas you want. Parts of the image can remain as sharp and detailed as you like, while the rest around it can look like it's been handpainted.

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18 hours ago

How to quickly get directions to any address on your iPhone

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How to quickly get directions to any address on your iPhone

Apple's taken a bunch of steps in the past few years to make it easier to find directions for any given address, including data detectors that intelligently make addresses tappable in Messages, Maps search suggestions in Safari, and more. But the system isn't perfect, and I often find myself executing far too many steps every time I want to get directions for a location — even more so if I want to use Google Maps.

Instead, I offer a simpler solution: Using Workflow, you can quickly get directions to any address from your clipboard. Friend didn't format their address in a way iOS can parse? Don't want to go through the hassle of copying and pasting an address from one place to your Maps app of choice, waiting for directions to load, and so on? This fixes all that.

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19 hours ago

Disney Infinity Toy Box revamped with better graphics than ever

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Disney Infinity Toy Box revamped with better graphics than ever

Version 2.0 of Disney's Infinity Toy Box has come to iPad, leveraging the Metal API to offer exceptionally shiny graphics. The wide-ranging platforming game for iPhone and iPad includes level creation tools and a bunch of collectible heroes from Marvel and Disney.

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20 hours ago

iTunes Connect offline following login issues [Update: Back]

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iTunes Connect offline following login issues [Update: Back]

Update: iTunes Connect is now back online.

iTunes Connect, the portal Apple developers use to manage their apps, is currently offline. This follows several developers reporting login issues where they were presented with apps accounts not their own. That's obviously an incredibly serious problem, as evident by iTunes Connect being taken down.

Apple is no doubt aware of the issue and we suspect iTunes Connect will be back online when the login issues have been resolved.

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20 hours ago

Rock a dual-screen setup on your MacBook with Mountie

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Rock a dual-screen setup on your MacBook with Mountie

Laptops are wonderful because they're portable — you can work at your desk, you can work on a plane, you can work sprawled on your couch, you can work standing at a kitchen table. But with that freedom comes limitations: balancing a Stump Stand on your couch for your iPad or iPhone is doable, but not ideal.

Enter Mountie — the goofy gadget from Ten One Design I giggled over at first, but have grown to love.

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21 hours ago

Playworld Superheroes helps kids make their own heroes

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Playworld Superheroes helps kids make their own heroes

Playworld Superheroes an imaginative new iPhone and iPad game for kids where they jump between a real world setting with their own treehouse and costume-building materials, and a fantastic world where those designs are realized. Simple taps and swipes help the custom hero battle cartoony villains and unlock new powers. Back at the treehouse, you can find new materials to deck out your costume with.

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21 hours ago

First chapter of Sons of Anarchy: The Prospect game rides onto iPhone and iPad

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First chapter of Sons of Anarchy: The Prospect game rides onto iPhone and iPad

The first chapter of Sons of Anarchy: The Prospect, a new adventure game based on the recently completed FX crime TV series, is now available for download for the iPhone and iPad. The first episode costs $1.99.

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