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New approach to an iPhone Panorama shot
New approach to an iPhone Panorama shot

What happens when a panoramic shot rolls downhill — This photograph was posted to Twitter by @Wild_Outdoors. It’s captioned ‘Panoramic picture taken while rolling down a hill,’ which pretty much tells you what you need to know. (Via MacObserver.)

Neil Youngs high-definition music player looks like it won't be very comfortable in your pocket
Neil Young’s high-definition music player looks like it won’t be very comfortable in your pocket

Neil Young’s $400 Pono hi-def music player loses to Apple’s iPhone in blind audio test — Though it has the backing of legendary rocker Neil Young, the new Pono music player for audiophiles doesn’t actually sound much better, or better at all, than high-quality MP3s played from an Apple iPhone.

How to play Louie Louie on your iPad — Yesterday Christopher Breen  showed you how to record Louie Louie on your Mac [as reported here]. But why should Mac users have all the fun when this three-chord delight can also be recorded on an iPad?

Apple Seeds 5th Beta for iOS 8.2 to Developers — Apple Apple released iOS 8.2 Beta 5 to developers on Monday. The update includes only minor bug fixes to previous developer seeds. iOS 8.2 as a whole focuses on the addition of WatchKit for Apple Watch, improvements and changes to HealthKit, changes with Notification Center, and more.

Train like an Ironman with these apps for triathletes — If you’re about to run your first triathlon, or if you’re a seasoned vet working towards a better time, then you already know this race is famed for its demands on the body and the mind, making training for the event uniquely rigorous. Here are some apps to help.

Pixie is a ‘Location of Things’ key-fob doohickey that helps you find all your things — The worst thing about the Internet of Things is all the runaway things: they can become difficult to keep track of. This new object-tracking gadget, Pixie, helps you catalogue all your wayward stuff, and then hunt them down with pinpoint accuracy.

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Logic not only got new electronic drummers in a large, free update, but also AirDrop support
Logic not only got new electronic drummers in a large, free update, but also AirDrop support

Learn four easy ways to secure your Mac in Macworld’s February Digital Edition — Every day, Macworld brings you the essential daily news and other info about all things Apple. But staying on top of that torrent of information can be a constant challenge. One solution: the Macworld Digital Edition. The Digital Edition (since the print magazine disappeared last year) comes in two forms: Enhanced and PDF. The Enhanced Edition has all the news, analysis, product reviews, and how-to’s, along with interactive features, videos, and slideshows — customised for consumption on iPad. The PDF Edition is designed for your mobile device’s touchscreen to allow pinch and zoom. It’s available as single editions or as a year’s subscription.

Taking a page from Apple’s book, Microsoft to make Windows 10 a free upgrade — Microsoft has announced that Windows 10, its next-generation desktop and mobile operating system, will be offered as a free upgrade for users running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1.

Apple’s fifth beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 continues focus on WiFi, Mail & Bluetooth — Apple has provided yet another pre-release version of its forthcoming update for OS X Yosemite to developers, asking testers to continue focusing on problem areas including Wi-Fi, Mail, VoiceOver, and Bluetooth.

How to verify a Time Machine backup — How do you verify a Time Machine backup? After all, you‘ve gone to all the trouble to create such a backup, it would be nice to know if it works. Macworld explains.

Logic Pro X update brings AirDrop support — Apple’s digital audio solution Logic Pro X has just received a massive new update which introduces new drum and synth effects, plug-ins, and support for Apple’s AirDrop and MailDrop features. (I posted the full list of additions yesterday; here’s TUAW’s report.)

Hold off on New Samsung T1 Flash SSD — Samsung announced what appears to be an exceptional new storage product, a tiny USB 3 external Flash drive, essentially a portable Flash SSD, called the T1. But initial testing suggest Mac owners should defer a decision on this new product until more details are sorted out.