9to5Toys Last Call: $100 iTunes gift card for $75, iPad Air 2 $99 off, Samsung 3TB External HDD $83, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Today’s can’t miss deals: Last Call Updates: Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD w/ 1 Meter Cable $ 240 shipped (Reg. $ 300) The Trefecta DRT is an…

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Apple acquires database software makers FoundationDB to speed up cloud services

Apple has reportedly acquired database company FoundationDB, according to a new report from TechCrunch. The report cites sources and notes that the company is no longer offering downloads of its main database software product after posting the following notice to its website: Thank you for your support of FoundationDB over the last five years. We’re grateful…

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How-To: Rearrange and hide Apple TV channels to personalize and declutter your home screen

As the current Apple TV continues to add countless new and sometimes unfamiliar channels to the home screen, the out-of-the-box experience grows increasingly complex for new and existing users. The Apple TV home screen consists of colorful rectangles that represent various content providers for serving up entertainment over the Internet to your television, but actually…

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Inklet plug-in adds pressure-sensitive drawing on new Force Touch MacBook trackpad

Ten One Design has released an updated version of its drawing plug-in, Inklet, adding pressure-sensitive drawing on the new Force Touch trackpad in all Mac drawing apps, including Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture and Illustrator. The new trackpad was introduced by Apple on the 12-inch MacBook and 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. This means MacBook owners with…

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Becoming Steve Jobs was written because few got to see Steve Jobs 2.0, say authors

Becoming Steve Jobs co-authors Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli told the NY Times that the public image of Steve Jobs got stuck in the pre-NeXT days, when he was younger and more hot-headed, because he chose to limit media contact after rejoining Apple. I felt that the early stereotype of him as half-genius, half-jerk from birth had stuck around…

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‘Becoming Steve Jobs’ on how Steve evolved & the Buddhist notion of ‘Becoming’

Becoming Steve Jobs, the new biography of Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli, will be officially released tomorrow by Crown Business/Penguin Random House, and is currently available as a pre-order from Amazon ($ 20/print, $ 12/Kindle, $ 30/audiobook or free audiobook with Audible trial) and Apple’s iBookstore ($ 13). Bringing together years of personal interviews with…

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