Steve Sande

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Steve is the founder and former publisher of Apple World Today and has authored a number of books about Apple products. He's an avid photographer, an FAA-licensed drone pilot, and a really bad guitarist. Steve and his wife Barb love to travel everywhere!
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UK eBayer turns paper MacBook scam into fund-raising opportunity

<p>UK resident Paul Barrington fell victim to one of the worst eBay scams. As reported by <a target="_blank" href="//www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/Devon-surfer-bought-300-picture-eBay-tries-resell/story-26016615-detail/story.html" rel="noopener noreferrer">Express & Echo</a> he purchased a MacBook for the incredible price of £300 ($460 USD), in hopes of starting up a new business as a wedding DJ. His good fortune at finding such an excellent deal turned to despair when he received his package and all it contained was a printed picture of the prized MacBook.</p>

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Starbucks adds support for Apple Pay to its iOS App

<p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/starbucks/id331177714?mt=8">Starbucks updated</a> its iOS app with support for Apple Pay, allowing customers to reload their Starbucks card using Apple Pay. Once reloaded, customers can use the iOS app to make purchases at their favorite Starbucks location. </p>

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How do you use Notification Center?

<p>First introduced with iOS 5, Notification Center made its way to the Mac with OS X Mountain Lion in July 2012. Three years later, I've got a love-hate relationship with it. Now I wonder: Do you use Notification Center, and how?</p>

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Apple’s Activation Lock credited for drop in iPhone thefts

<p style="margin-left:0px; margin-right:0px">Reuters reported today that smartphone thefts -- particularly those of iPhones -- have dropped dramatically since Apple first implemented its "kill switch" Activation Lock in September of 2013.</p><p>In San Francisco, iPhone theft dropped 40 percent, while New York saw a 25 percent decline. Perhaps the most impressive decline was in London, where smartphone theft was cut in half. </p>

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Audubon Birds helps you identify birds and learn their language

<p>If you enjoy watching the activity at your bird feeder, but need help identifying which birds are sampling your food then you should check out [Audubon Birds Pro][0] by [Green Mountain Digital][1]. The mobile field guide contains detailed information on up to 821 common and rare bird species in North America. </p>

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60-Second Tips: Adding an Apple World Today icon to your iOS home screen

<p style="margin-left:0px; margin-right:0px">We have a lot of veteran Apple users in our readership, but there are lots of new people coming into the fold every single day. <strong><span>60-Second Tips</span></strong> are exactly what they sound like — very short how-to videos that focus on one simple thing you can learn to make your daily life more enjoyable.</p><p>Today’s tip is the answer to a question I’m sure a lot of you are having — will Apple World Today have a mobile app? The answer is no; instead, the site has been designed with a responsive theme that changes depending on the device it is being viewed on. If it’s an iPhone or iPad, it scales images and moves text around to fit the device. Likewise, on a desktop or laptop, you’ll see the full-width site.</p>

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Faster, less buggy Swift 1.2 released yesterday

<p><span>Last year at the Apple WorldWide Developer Conference (WWDC), Apple introduced its own programming language for iOS and OS X -- Swift. The language is designed not only to make it easier for developers to program for Apple's platforms, but also work hand-in-hand with Objective-C, the existing programming language of choice for many devs. Yesterday, </span><a target="_blank" href="https://developer.apple.com/swift/blog/?id=22" rel="noopener noreferrer">Apple released version 1.2 of Swift as part of the Xcode 6.3 beta</a><span>. </span></p>

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