Move to Apple Music 1.1.6 review: Transfer your Spotify and Rdio playlists to Apple Music

The app is not without issues. The first couple of versions of Move to Apple Music were a bit buggy, but the developers have worked very hard to fix these issues, and have released a number of updates in the first few days of the app’s existence. The time it takes to import everything may throw you off; when I first ran the app, it told me it was going to take 188 hours (I have some 22,000 tracks in Spotify playlists). I then decided to only import a few playlists at a time, rather than wait for everything to get copied.

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Macio allows you to assign Activator actions to keyboard keys

Once installed, you can get started by venturing into the tweak’s preferences pane available in Settings where you can assign Activator action to keyboard keys via the configuration section. Once you’ve added all the keyboard shortcuts, you’ll have to respring your device for the new changes to apply.

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Reservations for first all-liquid metal Turing phone are now open

To clarify, there’s no option to pre-order this phone, as we had previously thought there would be . Rather, you can reserve the phone now for purchase later — meaning you’ll get notified when Turing Robotic Industries is ready to take your money.

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See every app's shortcuts with Cheat Sheet for Mac

A shortcut gets you from Point A to Point B in a shorter amount of time than it would if you did not take the shortcut. Pretty simple premiss right? But when it comes to shortcuts on your Mac, it might take even longer just to find or remember what that shortcut even is. Since every program and application has its own set of shortcuts it takes a while to get everything memorized. But with CheatSheet, memorization is no longer a requirement.

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Sony launches Xperia M5 and C5 Ultra Android smartphones, with focus on perfect selfies

Ben is European Editor of The Next Web with a focus on startups, gadgets and lifestyle tech. Now a technology journalist with a specialism in mobile devices and a geeky love of mobile spectrum issues. Ben used to be a professional online poker player. You can contact him on ben@thenextweb.com , via Twitter or on Google+ .

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Where Microsoft Is Losing Ground to Apple and Google

Ever since Apple launched iLife—included software for handling music, photos and videos—people just expect that their computers come with such apps, free of charge. Google provides free downloads that are equally competitive, not to mention offers compelling alternatives to Microsoft’s popular (but increasingly outdated) Office suite and Web browsers. In this three-way battle, which we’ve laid out in handy chart form, Microsoft is having a hard time keeping up. ( Click the image to enlarge. )

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Windows 10 Hits 14+ Million Installations Already

If you're still waiting to get your hands on Windows 10 via the handy little update notification option on your taskbar, don't. Join the 14 million or so devices—Microsoft's official count—that already switched over to the new OS within the first 24 hours of its launch. Don't listen to silly little statements like this.

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What is Uber doing to train its drivers on disability rights? - CNET

Her key complaint is that Uber is not doing enough to train its drivers on the ADA. This federal law passed in 1990 and marked its 25th anniversary last week. Under the ADA, all transportation providers are required to accommodate wheelchairs if the equipment can be stowed in the vehicle. Drivers must also accommodate passengers with service animals, such as guide dogs. Currently, one in five people in the US have a disability, according to the US Census Bureau .

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Report: Apple testing its own mobile service plan in the U.S. and Europe

Even though sources confirmed to Business Insider that Apple is currently testing its MVNO, the report claims that this is a long-term project for the tech company. According to Business Insider, it could take Apple at least five years to ink deals with all the telecom companies and carriers in the U.S. and Europe before launching its MVNO to the public. Apple first filed a patent to create this multi-carrier MVNO in 2006, and it extended the patent application in 2011 .

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Brain game 'improves lives of schizophrenia patients' - BBC News

A computer-based brain-training game could improve the daily lives of people with schizophrenia, say University of Cambridge researchers.

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The Apple Watch goes on sale at Best Buy Canada beginning August 14

As confirmed by Mobile Syrup , the Apple Watch is also headed to Best Buy Canada. The report indicates that the wearable will be available across Best Buy retail shops across the country, but that the opportunity to try on the device will be limited to 20 stores — of which the list isn’t known just yet. The Apple Watch and Watch Sport will be available from the retailer in 16 different variants, and Best Buy will also have plenty of accessories on sale, too.

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If You Have To Say It, Say It In GIFs

The limits of language, however, still chafe in an era when so much casual, conversational communication happens via screens rather than face-to-face. The GIF allows a sort of proxy face-to-face encounter, conveying a visual cue of your emotional state directly across the web. While apps like Facetime and Skype allow us to get a direct face-to-face conversation with distant friends or relatives, a GIF can approximate this experience for less personal or intimate situations, like a group email chain or a message board. It remains an estimate, an actor or cartoon character’s enactment of your condition, but it’s far closer to an in-person reaction than a tiny, yellow circle with a few dots. GIFs are “like HD emojis,” the COO of Giphy, Adam Leibsohn, told HuffPost.

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China Restricts Exports of Drones, Supercomputers

China Real Time Report is a vital resource for an expanding global community trying to keep up with a country changing minute by minute. The site offers quick insight and sharp analysis from the wide network of Dow Jones reporters across Greater China, including Dow Jones Newswires’ specialists and The Wall Street Journal’s award-winning team. It also draws on the insights of commentators close to the hot topic of the day in law, policy, economics and culture. Its editors can be reached at  chinarealtime@wsj.com .

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Intel's new storage chip is 1,000 times faster than flash memory

The limitations of the new memory class are still unclear, but its earliest applications are likely to be in real-time data analysis, where fast access to large datasets is at a premium. Intel singled out fraud detection and disease tracking as likely early applications, but said the chip could also be used to power more immersive gaming experiences if brought to the PC. Because the memory is durable and non-volatile, it's likely to be used primarily for long-term storage, but executives at the keynote said fast access to that long-term data could enable entirely new applications for everyday services.

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Samsung Electronics to create fund for cancer-stricken workers, safety

SEOUL Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday it will create a 100 billion won ($85.8 million) fund to compensate cancer-stricken workers and their families, and for efforts to prevention such diseases at its chip and display factories.

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VideoPane 2.0 update brings a redesigned UI, support for additional apps, and more [Updated]

The latest update of the tweak makes VideoPane even more awesome by bringing a redesigned UI, support for more iOS 8 apps including those that include DRM and now provides the ability to choose what buttons you’d like to see on the detached video.

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McAvoy and Fassbender to Reportedly Return in Future X-Men Movies - IGN

Heroic Hollywood reports both McAvoy and Fassbender have made deals to return in their respective X-Men roles in films beyond Apocalypse, pointing to an interview with MTV News where Fassbender said he's "(always) interested in moving forward," and wasn't sure about the future beyond the three-film deal that he, McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence , and Nicholas Hoult signed.

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The Tricky Ethics of the Lucrative Disaster Rescue Business

Disaster zones are both collaborative and competitive places. International search-and-rescue organizations come first, followed by the big aid operations—USAid, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the Red Cross. Their mission is altruistic but not selfless. The groups give aid and also vie for certain resources: access, local knowledge, hotels, helicopters, publicity. The same holds true for the private crisis-response industry. One day Weinstein ran into a former Global Rescue employee who now works for Redpoint. The two were cordial, but at the time there were a limited number of private helicopters operating in Nepal. Both Redpoint and Global Rescue wanted access to them. Both companies acquitted themselves admirably under the conditions, and both evacuated numerous clients, as well as bystanders. Global Rescue flew Summit Climb’s Sherpas down from Camp 1 at no cost, while Redpoint sent a trauma surgeon to tend to rural villages. “These companies will help out if they have extra room on the plane,” says John Moretti, a former PR manager for Global Rescue.

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‘China’s Airbnb’ Tujia.com Raises $300 Million in Funding Round

China’s answer to Airbnb Inc., Tujia.com, raised $300 million in its latest funding round, underscoring strong investor demand for Chinese startups despite volatility in the country’s domestic stock market.

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Hitchhiking Robot Lasts Just Two Weeks in US Because Humans Are Terrible

hitchBOT’s trip came to an end last night in Philadelphia after having spent a little over two weeks hitchhiking and visiting sites in Boston, Salem, Gloucester, Marblehead, and New York City. Unfortunately, hitchBOT was vandalized overnight in Philadelphia; sometimes bad things happen to good robots. We know that many of hitchBOT’s fans will be disappointed, but we want them to be assured that this great experiment is not over. For now we will focus on the question “what can be learned from this?” and explore future adventures for robots and humans.

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Unable to Answer calls on your iPhone? Try this solution

However, I’ve figured out a workaround to answer the call in this situation. When I get a call and I am not able to answer it when I tap on the Accept button, I press the Sleep/Wake button, and it seems to do the trick sometimes. Ideally, the Sleep/Wake button should silence the call (so not a great solution if you want to silence the call), but in my case it helps me answer the call. This trick doesn’t work all the time.

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How To Make Money On Instagram

Instagram "influencers," as the industry calls them, team up with businesses to promote products or brand campaigns on the photo-sharing platform. These promotions take the form of photos, hashtags and captions, and compensation depends on the brand, scope of the project and influencer's bargaining power. While some brands pay between $5 to $10 per thousand followers, others offer $100 per 100 followers and still others pay only in free swag. 

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Sooooo Fujifilm’s New Camera Sees Through Some Clothes

That’s because it’s able to “see” infrared light, which is invisible to the human eye. Visible light falls within a wavelength of 390nm (violet) and 700nm (red). Beyond that 700nm ceiling, you enter the near-infrared range between 750nm and 950nm. According to Fujifilm, the X-T1 IR can capture light at wavelengths up to 1,000nm, dipping its toe into the mid-infrared range. It’s also able to see long-wave ultraviolet light in the 380nm to 400nm range.

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One Way to Fight California’s Drought: Desalt the Ocean

The drought currently shriveling the West Coast comes with an irony that the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge would recognize. There’s water, water, everywhere out there—literally an ocean’s worth—but you can’t drink it or irrigate with it for the salt. That used to be an insoluble technical and economic obstacle. But now, with snowpacks at zero percent and reservoirs looking more like puddles, engineers in San Diego are preparing to hook up a new $1 billion desalinization plant that will provide enough water for 300,000 thirsty people each day.

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Charge Up Your iOS Device with the Best Lightning Cables Around [Deals Hub]

Sick of burning through chargers for your iOS devices? Stop buying shoddy replacements cords—grab some ones that will last for the price of the of the cheaper ones from the iPhone Hacks Deals Hub.

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Twitter: A Google company – How it would work

Finally, of the three non-suitors, Facebook does’t need the hassle of Twitter. It doesn’t do anything that the new big blue isn’t already doing. Of course, Mark Zuckerberg could slap down a few billion and turn Twitter into his “ping pong room,” but there’s no reason it fits into the social network’s growing family of apps.

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Get Deals on Password Protectors, USB Chargers, and More Before They're Gone [Deals Hub]

There are so many great offers in the iPhone Hacks Deals Hub that it’s easy to miss one. We try to alert you to all of the best deals around, and this is your chance to catch those savings that may have otherwise slipped through the cracks. Take a look at the best deals of the week from the iPhone Hacks Deals Hub. You’ll be glad you did, and your wallet will thank you, too. When you need a boost to your battery while you’re in the car, you can count on theMpow 3-Port Intelligent Car Charger. It comes equipped and ready to charge your device with three separate USB ports. Get it for just $13.99.

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Apple and Google Know What You Want Before You Do

Both companies hope the new features, some of which are expected this fall, will keep their users loyal and lock them into related services that make money. For Apple, that means more returning customers for its iPhones. For Google, it means more engaged users for its advertisers.

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Second American suspected of illegally killing a lion in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean officials on Sunday said they're looking for a second American citizen accused of illegally killing a lion.

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Ariki turns your keyboard background into a live camera view so that you can walk safely while texting

The tweak automatically turns your keyboard background into a live camera feed of your iPhone so that you can see what’s in front of you while typing a message. What sets Ariki apart from other tweaks that offer a similar functionality is the convenient activation method. If you want to switch the keyboard background to the rear camera or vice versa, you can simply tap and hold on the spacebar and it does the job for you.

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AT&T launches first DirecTV bundle: $200 for TV, wireless for four - CNET

It marks the first time a company has been able to offer a bundle of wireless and television services throughout the nation, a move made possible with the combination of AT&T's wireless assets with DirecTV's nationwide satellite TV service. It also comes at a time when other providers are looking to augment their services, from Cablevision's $10 wireless service to Verizon Wireless aiming to launch a mobile video service.

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The After Math: Stupid-fast storage and what's in a Windows number?

Already immersing yourself in Windows 10? Trying to block out the not-so-favorable memories of Windows 8? Good for you. This week involved a new smartphone from a new challenger , and several new smartphone from a once-dominant player . And we don't mean Nokia, which was busy dipping its toes into the world of VR cameras. Because of course . Gallery | 8 Photos The After Math: August 2nd 2015 + See all 8

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Halt and Catch Fire: "Heaven is a Place" Review - IGN

“Heaven is a Place” finally brought all of the simmering problems of Gordon and Donna’s relationship to a full boil, as Gordon admitted his affair in the midst of an already strained dynamic. The actual scenario is fairly cliché – how many times have we seen a kid run away from home after their parents fight? -- but I enjoyed Donna’s pseudo-extortion of Gordon to essentially fund Mutiny’s move to California. Though Donna would claim that she’s not extorting Gordon and simply giving them an out, it’s a nice touch of writing for Donna to admit to involvement in Westrgoup’s demise; it suggests that Donna is capable of doing pretty despicable things in the business world, despite her innocent demeanor. One reading of the scene in the treehouse could be Donna deluding herself into thinking she’s doing the right thing for her marriage, when in fact it’s a rather shrewd-but-shady business decision.

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The Verge on Twitter

isn't space, but still cool! “ @verge : Star Trek's original Uhura is going on a NASA mission http://www.theverge.com/2015/8/3/9090201/star-trek-nichelle-nichols-nasa-sofia?utm_campaign=theverge&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter … pic.twitter.com/n7kGCjNuFx ”

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Falling Skies: "Respite" Review - IGN

After the action packed Tom and Pope face-off from last week it was disappointing to see the narrative slowdown to a crawl and deal with subject matter that felt more like a distraction than development. Tom Mason finds himself being nursed to health in a farm house that is inhabited by a family who has decided to ignore the fact that the entire human race is at war with an invading alien race. Meanwhile, Maggie has had enough of having Ben’s horndog thoughts in her head and is willing to submit herself to a potentially dangerous procedure to rid herself of the spikes that saved her life last season. Marty, who was introduced to the series last week, makes the only key discovery of the entire episode. Also - no Pope.

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​This interactive map crams in American literature's greatest road trips

People love road trips . Some like 'em more than others. And some like them perhaps a little bit too much. This interactive map from Richard Kreitner and Steven Melendez crams the locations mentioned in twelve road-tripping books including Mark Twain 's Roughing It and Jack Kerouac's On the Road . That total's 1,500 entries, paired with the most appropriate coordinates the author could assign. You might take issue with some of the book choices, but we'll only accept complaints after you've tackled the entirety of this cartographic labor of love. You'll find the bibliography after the break. Wild, Cheryl Strayed The Cruise of the Rolling Junk, F. Scott Fitzgerald Rolling Nowhere: Riding the Rails With America's Hoboes, Ted Conover A Walk Across America, Peter Jenkins Cross Country: Fifteen Years and 90,000 Miles on the Roads and Interstates of America with Lewis and Clark, Robert Sullivan The Lost Continent, Bill Bryson Blue Highways: A Journey into America, William Least Heat Moon On the Road, Jack Kerouac Roughing It, Mark Twain Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert Pirsig Travels with Charley, John Steinbeck The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Tom Wolfe SOURCE: Atlas Obscura Tags: americanliterature books googlemaps literature roadtrip roadtrips

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