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13:24
Apple posts new developer betas of iOS 11.1, macOS 10.13.1, tvOS 11.1

Apple has released a new fifth developer beta of iOS 11.1, along with the fourth betas of macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 and tvOS 11.1. They can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center or through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store with the proper profile installed.

Also, there’s a new public beta of macOS High Sierra 10.3.1 available for public beta testers. If you're not already signed up for the public beta program, you can do so at https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/ . The public beta program is free, but remember: beta software is unfinished software so use with care.

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05:50
LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign Now Supports Creative Cloud 2018

Zevrix Solutions has announced LinkOptimizer 5.2.1, a compatibility update to company's workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign.

LinkOptimizer lets users automatically scale and crop images to their InDesign dimensions at specified target resolution, convert image formats, adjust sharpening, convert colors, run Photoshop actions, rename links and more. The new version makes LinkOptimizer compatible with the 2018 release of InDesign and Photoshop CC featured as part of Adobe Creative Cloud.

LinkOptimizer can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $259.95 (there’s a “lite” version for $179.95). A demo is available for download. The update is free for LinkOptimizer 5.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and Adobe InDesign / Photoshop CS5-CC 2018.

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Oct 20
Bare Bones Software releases BBEdit 12.0.1

Bare Bones Software has released BBEdit 12.0.1, a maintenance release of its professional strength HTML and text editor. It’s a recommended update that includes refinements and fixes for specific reported issues.

BBEdit maintains the recently introduced evaluation model in which the full, complete feature set is available for the first 30 days of use. At the end of the 30-day evaluation period, the permanently functional feature set changes to include BBEdit's editing capabilities, but not its web authoring tools or other exclusive features. BBEdit’s exclusive features may be re-enabled at any time with a purchased license.

BBEdit 12 requires macOS 10.11.6 or later. It has a suggested retail price of $49.99. Owners of BBEdit 11 can upgrade for US$29.99. Owners of BBEdit 10 or earlier (including customers who purchased BBEdit in the Mac App Store) can upgrade for $39.99.

Anyone who purchased BBEdit 11 on or after March 1 is eligible to receive a free upgrade,...

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Oct 20
Apple posts new developer betas of iOS 11.1, watchOS 4.1

Apple has released the fourth developer betas of iOS 11.1 and watchOS 4.1. Registered developers can download them from Apple's Developer Center — or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

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Oct 20
Cisdem Video Converter for macOS revved to version 3.5.0

Cisdem (www.cisdem.com) has upgraded Cisdem Video Converter, a video conversion tool for macOS, to version 3.5.0. The upgrade adds support for more output devices, such as the iPhone X, iPhone SE, and more.

It also improves download speed. Cisdem Video Converter is compatible with macOS 10.9 and higher. It costs $49.99; a demo is available for download.

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Oct 20
Cisdem Data Recovery Upgraded To Version 4.2.0

Cisdem (www.cisdem.com) has released Cisdem Data Recovery 4.2.0, an update of their data recover software for macOS that recovers different file types from different devices. The new version is optimized for macOS High Sierra and supports the APFS file system.

A single user license for Cisdem Data Recovery is $49.99. A demo is available for download.

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Oct 20
Allegorithmic rolls out update for Substance Designer

Allegorithmic has released an update for Substance Designer (http://tinyurl.com/qch5ab5), a material authoring tool for macOS and Windows.

Seven new noises and filters have been added to ease the creation of complex shapes and patterns, while new support for X-Rite’s Appearance Exchange Format (AxF) offers a way to author custom materials for design applications. AxF is a format that enables the communication of all aspects of a physical material’s appearance – color, texture, refraction, translucency, gloss, special effects and reflection properties – in a single, editable file. Once uploaded into Substance Designer, users will be able to add procedural edits to this data, producing custom materials with high degrees of accuracy and photorealism.
 
The update to Substance Designer is available free cost to current subscribers. Following the trial period, individual users will be able to...

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Oct 19
Sonnet launches Thunderbolt 3 to Dual HDMI 2.0 adapter

Sonnet Technologies has announced the $89.90 Thunderbolt 3 to Dual HDMI 2.0 Adapter (http://tinyurl.com/yc2qecdw). The compact bus-powered device enables users to connect up to two 4K ultra-high-definition (UHD) HDMI monitors with just one Thunderbolt 3 port on a Mac or Windows systems.

Many desktop computer users enjoy dual-display setups: with the added screen space, a main work window can be expanded to fill one screen, while tool bars and palettes, plus other applications, occupy the second screen. With Sonnet's Thunderbolt 3 to Dual HDMI 2.0 Adapter plugged in, users of notebook and all-in-one computers with limited available ports may connect two displays while using only one Thunderbolt 3 port.

The Sonnet adapter is a plug-and-play solution for adding dual HDMI port connectivity to computers with Thunderbolt 3 ports. Users simply plug the Thunderbolt adapter into their computers,...

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Oct 19
ProVUE Development releases Panorama X database for the Mac

ProVUE Development has released Panorama X, a general purpose database system for Macs. It sports a 64-bit RAM based database engine and universal multi-level Undo.

Panorama X also introduces a new flexible usage based approach to software subscriptions, according to ProVUE Development founder James Rea. He says that notable features include the following:

° The Panorama X data sheet displays rows and columns like a spreadsheet, but has special functions optimized for working with structured database information.

° Panorama X includes an application builder that enables the user to build a custom interface, including custom windows, dialogs, forms, labels and custom reports. The user/developer has complete control over the layout, and if necessary, any programming needed. Layouts can be fixed or responsive to window size. Programming code can be embedded into any element, much like HyperCard(TM).

° Panorama X allows huge data sets to be bent, reshaped...

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Oct 19
Apple Michigan Avenue opens tomorrow on Chicago’s riverfront

Apple has previewed Apple Michigan Avenue, its newest retail store, creating a new connection between North Michigan Avenue, Pioneer Court and the Chicago River.

Intended as a gathering place for the local community, the store will host year-round Today at Apple programming, building on Chicago’s city-wide initiative to enliven the Riverwalk. To celebrate the opening, Apple Michigan Avenue will host “The Chicago Series,” a month-long set of events that will provide attendees with the tools to pursue their passions, from photography and music to coding and app design.

“When Apple opened on North Michigan Avenue in 2003, it was our first flagship store, and now we are back in Chicago opening the first in a new generation of Apple’s most significant worldwide retail locations,” said Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail, in a press release. “Apple Michigan Avenue exemplifies our new vision where everyone is welcome to experience all of our incredible...

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Oct 19
DEVONthink 2.9.16 speeds up synchronization, makes it more efficient

DEVONtechnologies has updated all editions of its intelligent information and document manager DEVONthink for Mac with sync enhancements and performance improvements. They’re compatible with macOS 10 and higher.

Version 2.9.16 allows to import multiple databases from a remote location at the same time, cleans up sync locations more aggressively, and makes the synchronization more efficient. Finally the updates bring compatibility fixes for macOS High Sierra. They’re free and recommended for all users.

All editions can be downloaded (www.devontechnologies.com) and be test-driven for free before they need to be licensed. DEVONthink Personal as well as all editions of DEVONagent are also available in the Mac App Store; DEVONthink can be purchased in bundles with DEVONagent at bundle prices in DEVONtechnologies' online shop.

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Oct 19
IK Multimedia releases iRig Pre HD

IK Multimedia has released the iRig Pre HD (www.irigpre.com/hd), a high-definition, ultra-compact digital interface for microphones with an onboard Class A studio-quality preamplifier designed for use with the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and PC.

It offers the ability to record anytime and anywhere using any kind of professional microphone with a XLR connector, including gain-hungry models and those requiring phantom power. It features an integrated 1/8-inch headphone output for real-time direct audio monitoring, high-quality internal converters, LED indicators and a suite of professional audio apps.

The iRig Pre HD is available from the the IK Multimedia online store and from IK authorized dealers worldwide for only $/99.99.

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Oct 18
Flexibits releases Cardhop for the Mac

Flexibits has announced Cardhop, an interactive contacts app for the Mac. Its parsing engine lets users search, add, edit, and interact with their contacts in one place.

Cardhop automatically uses the built-in contacts on your Mac, so there’s zero configuration. Just type in "John G" and John's card will instantly appear. Or enter "Sarah Smith sarah@cardhopapp.com" and Cardhop will add a new contact to Sarah's card. Or type in "call Michael S" and Cardhop will instantly start a phone call with Michael on your Mac, or even directly on your iPhone using Bluetooth!

You can interact with your contacts with the following actions: Call, Copy, Directions, Email, FaceTime, FaceTime Audio, Large Type, Message, Skype, Telegram, Twitter, URL, and VoIP. With Cardhop's notes field, users can add a few details about their contacts, and the next time they interact with their contacts, they'll know more about them.

Cardhop for Mac is available now for $19.99 from the Mac App...

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Oct 18
Adobe unveils the next generation of Creative Cloud

Adobe has unveiled the next generation of Creative Cloud, including four new applications:Adobe XD CC for experience design, Adobe Dimension CC for 2D to 3D compositing, Character Animator CC for 2D animation, and a cloud-based photography service, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC.

In addition, Adobe announced feature updates to its flagship applications including Photoshop CC, InDesign CC, Illustrator CC and Premiere Pro CC, and ongoing expansion of its Adobe Stock service. All of these updates include capabilities powered by Adobe Sensei, Adobe’s artificial intelligence and machine learning platform. For details on the Creative Cloud innovations, including pricing, click http://tinyurl.com/y8lukp9u .

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Oct 18
Apple and GE partner to bring Predix industrial apps to iPhone and iPad

Apple and GE have announced a partnership to deliver industrial apps designed to bring predictive data and analytics from Predix, GE’s industrial Internet of Things (IoT) platform, to the iPhone and iPad. The two companies unveiled a new Predix software development kit (SDK) for iOS, which gives developers the tools to make their own industrial IoT apps.

“GE is an ideal partner with a rich history of innovation across the industrial world in areas like aviation, manufacturing, healthcare and energy,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook in a press release. “Together, Apple and GE are fundamentally changing how the industrial world works by combining GE’s Predix platform with the power and simplicity of iPhone and iPad.”

“The partnership between Apple and GE is providing developers with the tools to make their own powerful industrial IoT apps,” added John Flannery, chairman and CEO, GE. “Our customers increasingly need to arm their workforces through mobility. Working together, GE...

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Oct 17
Apple posts new developer beta of macOS High Sierra

Apple has released the third developer beta of macOS 10.13.1. It can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center.

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Oct 17
CS Odessa announces ConceptDraw Plan 2

CS Odessa (www.conceptdraw.com) has introduced a new version of its online project management tool. ConceptDraw Plan 2 provides updated online workspace including Shared Resource Pool, Gantt Chart view, Resource Allocation view, Resource Usage view and Scheduler.

What’s more, the new version improves project team collaboration and Task Complete Activity management. ConceptDraw Plan 2 retails for $119 annual subscription per licensed user. It supports all major web browsers and is interacts with ConceptDraw Project 8 for the desktop which retails for $299, and is compatible with MS Project.

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Oct 17
OWC releases Aura Pro X line of SSD Flash Storage

Other World Computing (http://tinyurl.com/y7v6yut7) has announced new Aura Pro X SSDs, integrating the latest NVME, 3D MLC, and SLC NAND for data performance of up to 1600MB/s with exceptional power efficiencies. They work with most 2013 and later Macs.

Built around a NVME controller, the Aura Pro X Series requires macOS High Sierra. All OWC SSDs fully enable the advanced features of APFS including strong encryption, copy-on-write metadata, space sharing, cloning for files and directories, snapshots, fast directory sizing, atomic safe-save primitives, and improved file system fundamentals.

Aura Pro X SSDs begin shipping later this month in capacities of 240GB to 1.0TB. The 2.0TB capacity version is expected to ship in mid-November/Q4 2017. Pricing ranges from $279.99 for a 240GB model to $1,279.99 for a 2TB version. For users who don’t want to upgrade to macOS 10.13 High Sierra, the original...

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Oct 17
WaterField Designs announces Ranger iPhone X case

WaterField Designs has announced the Ranger iPhone X case (http://tinyurl.com/y8zprfrn), a modern take on the traditional holster. With magnetic closing systems that use Neodymium rare-earth magnets, it attaches securely to clothing, belts, work vests or straps. 

A Fidlock closure keeps the iPhone safeguarded inside the case. Scratch-free Ultrasuede lining adds cushioning and helps clean the iPhone screen as users insert and remove it from the case.

The bottom opening allows users to keep ear buds connected and keeps text and call notifications audible when the iPhone is inside the case. Side openings provide access to volume and sleep buttons. A front leather pocket can hold earbuds or cash and a key.

Pre-orders for the Ranger iPhone X Case are available now and units will start shipping Nov. 3 (the day the first iPhone X units are expected to arrive to customers). The Ranger case...

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Oct 17
Batch PDF Creator for Microsoft Word Now Supports macOS High Sierra

Zevrix Solutions has announced BatchOutput DOC 2.5.4, a compatibility update to company's output automation solution for Microsoft Word.

The software automates printing and exporting of multiple Word documents to PDF. It offers PDF security, image compression, variable file names, export as single pages and other options. Version 2.5.4 makes BatchOutput DOC a 64-bit program and introduces support for macOS High Sierra.

BatchOutput DOC can be purchased for $19.95 from the Zevrix Solutions website (www.zevrixcom). A demo is available for download. The update is free for users of version 2 and $20 from version 1. BatchOutput DOC requires macOS 10.6-10.13 and Microsoft Word 2008, 2011 or 2016.

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Oct 23
Juniper Research reveals the top 10 UK ‘smart cities’

A new study by Juniper Research (www.juniperresearh.com) has identified the top 10 smart cities in the UK, with London topping the list. Below London are: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bristol, Manchester, Brighton & Hove, Liverpool, Oxford, Birmingham, and Milton Keynes.

The research group’s analysis was conducted over a range of city indices, including transport, healthcare, public safety, energy and productivity. Scores were calculated according to diverse metrics, including present state-of-play variables (such as congestion and crime levels) alongside smart city rollouts, vision and long-term strategy.

The research found that Scotland’s major cities were strong performers across the board. Edinburgh’s 16 year smart city journey, for example, has allowed the city to learn from mistakes (such as disparate maintenance of systems and control of systems by separate council units) and apply its “One...

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Oct 20
Growing use of IaaS transforms compute/storage...

IDC has published its first Marketscape assessment of the worldwide Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market. The Marketscape is focused on global public cloud IaaS providers with mature public cloud IaaS services and revenue in multiple regions worldwide as of calendar year end 2016.

The growing acceptance and use of IaaS has transformed how users procure and manage compute and storage infrastructure, according to the research group. This transcends new as well as traditional enterprise applications, and enterprises are now looking at public cloud IaaS as a viable alternative to capital investments in infrastructure hardware. This has led to increased investments and greater competition among a number of public cloud IaaS providers and heightened strategic focus on their offerings.

IDC says that, today, IaaS is far from a commoditized offering. AWS's early entry and momentum – supported by its pace of feature expansion and innovation – have enabled it to remain in a...

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Oct 19
Research and Markets: future of mobile gaming is bright

The global mobile and wearable gaming market is a lucrative market that is being driven by the availability of a wide range of games, according to Research and Markets (www.researchandmarkets.com), a rising number of smartphone users, and technological advancement and innovation.

The research group says the future of the gaming market looks promising due to the introduction of VR technology and smartwatch gaming applications across the globe. Involvement of key players such as Apple, Samsung, Facebook, Google, HTC, and other key players has created significant scope for the market. Rising smartphone industries and rising demand for a variety of games across the globe have boosted the market considerably.

The rising entry of new players and rising number of start-ups in the gaming industry will create considerable opportunity for mobile and wearable gaming due to introduction of...

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Oct 18
AI-powered chatbots to drive dramatic cost savings in...

A new report from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) has found that annual cost savings derived from the adoption of chatbots in healthcare will reach $3.6 billion globally by 2022, up from an estimated $2.8 million in 2017. This growth will average 320% per annum, as AI (artificial intelligence) powered chatbots will drive improved customer experiences for patients.

Using chatbot systems, patients will be able to access care more quickly and easily, improving access to care and reducing pressure on overworked healthcare systems by ensuring more efficient interactions, according to the research group. Juniper found that, despite trials by, for example, the UK’s National Health Service, chatbot deployment will be dominated by Far East & China over the next five years. Over half of the annual savings realized by chatbots will be attributable to this region in 2022. Owing to the varied...

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Oct 17
Apple tops global tablet applications processor market

After two consecutive years of decline, the global tablet applications processor (AP) market returned to growth and registered a 5% year-over-year growth to reach $984 million in the first half of 2017, according to Strategy Analytics (www.strategyanalytics.com)

The research group says Apple, Intel, Qualcomm, MediaTek and Samsung captured the top-five revenue share rankings in the tablet AP market. The market leader Apple gained share and increased its tablet AP revenue share to 37% in in the first half of 2017. Intel and Qualcomm grabbed the number two and three spots with 18% revenue share and 16% share, respectively.

"The global tablet AP market continued to show signs of stabilization from past few quarters with slower year-on-year declines. Despite this encouraging trend, tablet AP vendors have to contend with a significantly smaller overall market in the first half of 2017 compared...

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Oct 16
26 million plus broadband households to have monitored...

According to Parks Associates' Home Security NUMBERS research, more than 26 million U.S. broadband households will have professionally monitored security by 2021. The research also shows that total annual revenue for professionally monitored security in U.S. households will exceed $14 billion by 2020.

"The residential security industry is changing along many dimensions," Tom Kerber, director of IoT Strategy, said. "The addition of interactive services and home control products has expanded the market and changed the value chain and competitive landscape. Cable and telecom operators have entered the market with security services. New approaches to selling professional monitoring including self-installed solutions and on-demand monitoring services, and service providers are working to expand the market by connecting smart products to monitoring services.”

Security is the strongest driver for smart home adoption. Among U.S. smart home device owners, 37% made this...

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Oct 16
Threats to online privacy increase in America: seven...

Around 65% of tech sector workers use a VPN in the U.S., and NordVPN has experienced a 300% growth in the American market this year. VPN service providers usually experience an increase in new subscribers when a new anti-privacy law is announced or approved. NordVPN expects the number of subscribers to keep growing as the new proposal for “USA Liberty Act” is being revealed – a bill that codifies into law the bulk collection of Americans' personal data.
 
“Back in March, U.S. Senate reversed FCC privacy regulations, meaning that ISP providers were given the right to collect data without restrictions and without users’ consent,” said Marty P. Kamden, CMO of NordVPN.  “ISPs can collect data by monitoring Internet activity and tracking user location through mobile devices. Internet users, as we could see, showed that they were willing to take privacy into their own hands – NordVPN subscriptions starting doubling since the news broke out - and tripled in a few months....

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Oct 13
Smart store tech to generate over $78 billion

Amazon Go and other ‘invisible payment’ technologies, aimed at reducing or removing physical checkouts from the retail experience, will process over $78 billion in transactions by 2022, up from an expected $9.8 billion this year, a new study from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) has found.

These deployments, in single figures today, will reach over 5,000 retail outlets over the next five years as retailers seek to make consumer experiences frictionless and more engaging, the research group adds. Meanwhile, the number of consumers using checkout apps, which allows them to scan their own shopping, will grow from just under 4 million to over 30 million in the same period.

Juniper Research found that the cost and complexity of infrastructure integration will constrain deployments of invisible payments systems in the short term. It argues that initially, the majority of revenues from new...

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Oct 12
40% of smart light bulb owners use Amazon Echo or...

Parks Associates (www.parksassociates.com) has announced new research showing that 40% of smart light bulb owners use Amazon Echo or Google Home to control their devices.

"U.S. consumers bought an estimated 14 million voice-controlled smart speakers with personal assistants in 2016," said Dina Abdelrazik, research analyst, Parks Associates. "Voice interfaces supported by personal assistants—like Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Microsoft Cortana—seek to connect all the moving parts of a connected lifestyle and are simplifying the user experience. In every vertical, whether it be connected entertainment or the connected car, voice has the ability to unify devices to provide a coherent experience and drive greater adoption of IoT technologies. Simplicity, improved user engagement, and personalization will all lead to a stickier consumer.”

The research group notes that Amazon Echo and Google...

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Oct 12
IT Infrastructure revenues grow 25.8% in quarter two

According to International Data Corp., vendor revenue from sales of infrastructure products (server, storage, and Ethernet switch) for cloud IT, including public and private cloud, grew 25.8% year over year in the second quarter of 2017 (2Q17), reaching $12.3 billion.

Public cloud infrastructure revenue grew 34.1% year-over-year and now represents 33.5% of total worldwide IT infrastructure spending at $8.7 billion, up from a 27.0% share one year ago, according to IDC. Private cloud revenue reached $3.7 billion for an annual increase of 9.9%. Total worldwide cloud IT infrastructure revenue has almost tripled in the last four years, while the traditional (non-cloud) IT infrastructure revenue continues to decline and is down 3.8% from a year ago, although it still represents 52.4% of the worldwide share of overall IT revenue at $13.6 billion for the quarter.

Public cloud now represents 70.2% of the total cloud IT infrastructure revenue, according to IDC. The market with...

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Reviews and Kool Tools

QNAP (www.qnap.com) has expanded its Thunderbolt NAS lineup with a new model. The TS-453BT3 ($999) is a compact and stylish desktop NAS with four drive bays for 3.5” or 2.5” HDDs/SSDs for up to 40TB of internal storage... Read more »
Samson’s (www.samsontech.com) G-Track Pro is a complete recording solution for capturing vocals and/or instruments. Ideal for musicians, podcasters, gamers and streamers, it’s a multi-pattern USB condenser microphone,... Read more »
Naztech’s (www.naztech.com) $69.99 Alloy Advanced Magnetic Wireless Earphonesare patent pending in-ear headphones that employ Smart Magnetic Sensor Technology to control music and phone calls by simply connecting and... Read more »
Vena (www.venaproducts.com) will offer its versatile, all-in-one vCommute mobile phone case for the upcoming iPhone X, as well as the newly released iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. It combines the convenience of wallet features... Read more »

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Monday October 23

12:53
∞ Drone footage of a mailman delivering mail after...

So many questions. Why are they bothering to physically deliver the mail? Why are so many of the mailboxes fireproof?

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12:40
New York City to start phasing out the MetroCard,...

A big change is coming soon to the New York City transit system. According to a report from The New York Times, the transit system will move towards replacing the MetroCard with contactless payments via platforms such as Apple Pay. The full rollout will take several years, but it’s a step in the right direction.

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12:20
How to add favicons to Safari tabs and bookmarks bar...

I love Safari, but one of the things that always tempts me to go back to Google Chrome is the lack of favicons in the tabs bar. It sounds like such a simple thing, but when you have several tabs open at the same time, having to rely on text to differentiate one tab from another proves to be quite difficult. more…

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12:14
∞ SoundShare: The social music app, adds Party Mode...

SoundShare was already a great social music app, but it just got better with the release of 3.0 and new features like Party Mode.

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12:07
Gifting Air Travel by the Hour, iPad Controlled VW...

Bryan Chaffin is joined by Jeff Butts and Andrew Orr to chat about Skyhour app’s new ability to gift air travel by the hour. They also look at VW’s plans for an iPad-controlled VW Bus.


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11:55
New York City subway will replace MetroCard with...




The New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Monday approved a new $573 million contract that will see subway turnstiles support contactless payment services, including Apple Pay on iPhone and Apple Watch.

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11:53
John Hancock Life Insurance Customers can get Apple...

According to the stipulations, as long as you exercise regularly for two years, you can keep the watch for free. If you don’t exercise, members will have to pay it off in installments.


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11:50
Twitterrific for Mac update includes new features...

On the heels of officially bringing back Twitterrific for Mac just under two weeks ago, The Iconfactory has released the first update to its totally refreshed Mac client with Twitterrific version 5.1 that includes a mix of new features, improvements, and bug fixes.

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11:42
SpiderOak ONE 1TB Cloud Storage 1-Year Subscription...

We have a deal on a one-year subscription for 1TB of cloud storage from SpiderOak ONE. Your traffic to and from the company’s servers are encrypted end-to-end. It’s $39.99 through us.


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11:28
Apple Seeds macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 Developer Beta...

The 10.13.1 cycle of developer betas include the same new emojis being introduced in iOS 11.1, as well as a fix for the KRACK Wi-Fi exploit.


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11:27
Review: Fiio BTR1 Bluetooth Headphone Adapter

Since the release of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, it's been difficult to review headphones without giving some consideration to a problem that Apple created: the headphone jack. Though there are plenty of fine Bluetooth headphones out there, there are still many companies producing excellent portable headphones that have no wireless capability — we're not ready to commit to the wireless future just yet. A few months ago, we were lukewarm about Fiio's first offered solution to the headphone jack problem, the i1, a Lighting-to-headphone adapter that was well-built but didn't quite do enough to justify its premium over Apple's $9 version. Today we check out Fiio's newest coping mechanism for victims of the headphone jack apocalypse: the BTR1. It's a simple Bluetooth adapter for low-impedance headphones, and we love it.{/exp:char_limit}
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11:25
The New Volkswagen Bus, an All-Electric Minivan With...

If you’ve been pining for an all-electric minivan, or for Volkswagen to bring back the Bus, you’ll be able to have both of those wishes granted in 2022.


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11:21
[Review] If Apple Made an iOS Reddit Client, it...

The developer, Christian Selig, is a former Apple intern who wanted to build a Reddit app that closely adhered to Apple’s design guidelines.


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10:54
Apple Seeds iOS 11.1 Developer Beta 5

The patch notes are the same as iOS 11.1 Developer Beta 4, making this release a bug-fixes and continued-optimization release.


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10:49
Former Apple employee launches beautiful iOS focused...

A new Reddit client has launched today for iPhone and iPad that has been built specifically with iOS in mind. Apollo is a full featured Reddit client with 3D Touch support, customizable gestures, a fast Jump Bar, and much more.

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10:19
Fifth iOS 11.1, fourth tvOS 11.1 and macOS High...




Apple has again short-cycled the developer testing release cycle with a new fifth beta of iOS 11.1 accompanying fourth betas of macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 and tvOS 11.1.

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10:11
Apple releases iOS 11.1 beta 5 to developers

Update: Apple has also released the fourth beta of tvOS 11.1 to developers, as well as macOS High Sierra 10.13.1

Apple today has released iOS 11.1 beta 5 to developers. The update comes just a few days after Apple released beta 4. iOS 11.1 includes changes such as hundreds of new emoji, the return of the 3D multitasking gesture, and more.

iOS 11.1 beta is available via the Settings app.

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10:07
YouTube smash 'Despacito' shot in one day...




"Despacito," the most viewed video on YouTube, has garnered over 4 billion views -- and was edited and produced using Final Cut Pro X.

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09:59
News: Apple’s patent fight with Samsung headed to...

Apple’s seemingly endless fight with Samsung over smartphone patents is headed back to court once again, Foss Patents reports. A ruling handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court last year holds that Samsung isn’t on the hook for its full profits from smartphone sales just because it infringed on some of Apple’s patents, but doesn’t make clear what portion of the profits should go to Apple or how that should be decided. U.S. District…

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09:56
Apple suppliers now prepping AMD Vega video cards...




Signalling that the iMac Pro will likely meet its December ship date, Apple suppliers are reportedly preparing the AMD Radeon Pro Vega cards that will power the computer's graphics.

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09:43
Review: Alldock Multi-Device Charging Dock

Australian-based Alldock is making its U.S. debut this fall with its signature product, a modular docking station designed to simplify charging and reduce clutter for families and individuals who regularly need to charge multiple devices in their home. The company's eponymous docking bases are available in two sizes in a selection of attractive materials and also include a modular approach that allows them to accommodate a variety of devices, including mounts for Apple Watch, FitBit, or Pebble watches. {/exp:char_limit}

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09:40
Apple's Jeff Williams lauds TSMC's...

Apple COO Jeff Williams at far left at today's TSMC 30th Anniversary Celebration

Taiwanese chip manufacturer TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.) is now 30 years old, becoming a giant in the industry recently due to its close relationship with Apple. Apple COO Jeff Williams spoke at the company's 30th anniversary celebration, lauding the company for that relationship and also talking about how artificial intelligence will have major implications for the future.

Williams talked about TSMC's willingness to invest in plant that has helped both companies thrive. "TSMC invested $9 billion and had 6000 people working around the clock to bring up a ... fab in a record 11 months -- and in the end the execution was flawless. We've gone on to ship over. half a billion chips together in that short window." Williams remarked while thanking TSMC CEOs Mark Liu and C.C. Wei. "There are not many companies that will spend $9 billion on a single bet."

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Monday October 23

11:38
iPhone Upgrade Program Pre-Approvals Now Available Ahead...

Apple customers who participate in Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program and are planning to buy an iPhone X can now use the Apple Store app to get pre-approved for a purchase ahead of iPhone X pre-orders. Pre-approvals will be available for a limited amount of time.

To initiate the pre-approval process, customers will need to download the Apple Store app and choose their preferred iPhone X model to get their loans approved before pre-orders go live this Friday. The process is designed to make it easier for customers to get through the checkout process when pre-orders kick off.

Image via David Martin

When pre-approval has been obtained, iPhone Upgrade Program customers can use the Apple Store app to complete an iPhone X purchase once pre-orders are live. According to the Apple Store app, pre-orders will begin at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time on Friday, October 27.

Apple's iPhone...

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10:59
Google's Pixel 2 is a Terrible Disappointment with...

Last week Tom's Guide reported last week that "While the smaller-sized Pixel 2’s 5-inch AMOLED panel appears to be perfectly serviceable as far as flagship smartphone displays go, it’s surprisingly the more expensive model’s 6-inch POLED screen that is presenting problems. Critics have complained of washed out colors, poor white balance, an unavoidable color shift at certain angles, and a slight graininess to solid hues." Now the problems are only getting worse with nasty burn-in

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10:14
Apple Seeds Fourth macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 Beta to Dev...

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra update to developers, less than a week after releasing the third macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 beta and a month after releasing the new High Sierra operating system to the public.

The fourth macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 beta can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center or through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store with the proper profile installed.

macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 focuses primarily on bug fixes, performance improvements, security enhancements, and other under-the-hood changes.

It includes a fix for a serious vulnerability in the WPA2 Wi-Fi standard that protects many modern Wi-Fi networks....

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10:11
Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of iOS 11.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming iOS 11.1 update to developers, a few days after releasing the fourth iOS 11.1 beta and over a month after releasing the iOS 11 update to the public.

Registered developers can download the fifth iOS 11.1 beta from Apple's Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

iOS 11.1 introduces hundreds of new Unicode 10 emoji like crazy face, pie, pretzel, t-rex, vampire, exploding head, face vomiting, shushing face, love you gesture, brain, scarf, zebra, giraffe, fortune cookie, pie, hedgehog, and more.

Several emoji also feature some small design changes in iOS 11.1, including the dolphin, octopus, bee,...

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09:03
Apple's COO Jeff Williams thinks that iDevices coup...

Back in June Apple's CEO Tim Cook confirmed and admitted that their autonomous vehicle project was the "Mother of all AI Projects." While Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams is in Taiwan to celebrate TSMC's 30th Anniversary, he noted that "I think we’re at an inflection point, with on-device computing, coupled with the potential of AI, to really change the world." He further noted ...

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08:35
Apple's Jeff Williams Speaks About Artificial Intel...

Apple's operating chief Jeff Williams was in Taiwan today to attend the 30th anniversary ceremony of Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation, more commonly abbreviated as TSMC. There, he spoke about artificial intelligence, the future of the semiconductor industry, and more.

Williams first reflected on how Apple and TSMC began working together seven years ago. Today, TSMC is the exclusive supplier of the A10X Fusion and A11 Bionic processors in the latest iPhones and iPads.First off, thank you. It's a real honor to be here with this distinguished group, and we're here of course to celebrate TSMC's 30 years. And it's amazing as you've seen in the slides, how far technology has been driven over that time. TSMC got its start shortly after the introduction of the legendary Cray II supercomputer, and 25 years later we put this same processing power in people's pockets with an iPhone 4 in 2010. It really is remarkable, and it was actually 2010 that the first seeds of...

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07:53
A new Consumer Intelligence Research Partners Report ana...

A new report published today by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) covers the analysis of the results from its research on Apple Inc. for the fiscal quarter that ended October 1, 2017. While the report breaks down iPhone 8 sales, the reality is that the iPhone 8 only went on sales on September 24, so the analysis of iPhone 8 sales is only for seven days. It's pretty hard to take the results of their chart below overly serious based on the limited data.

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07:26
John Hancock Offers Apple Watch Series 3 to Vitality Lif...

Life insurance provider John Hancock has announced that new and existing members of its Vitality program can receive an Apple Watch Series 3 with GPS only for an initial payment of just $25 plus tax. Additional fees apply for customers who choose a cellular model or other more expensive models.

The cost of the Apple Watch is actually split up into 24 monthly payments, which can be paid off by walking, running, biking, swimming, or completing various other exercises. Vitality members must earn at least 500 fitness-related Vitality Points per month over two years to avoid owing any of the instalments.

By connecting the Vitality Today app to Apple's Health app and confirming sharing of data, customers can earn Vitality Points for Light, Standard, and...

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07:14
16 Years Ago Today, Apple Unveiled the Original iPod

Today marks the 16th anniversary of the debut of the first iPod, which was introduced by Apple on October 23, 2001. Then Apple CEO Steve Jobs stood on stage at the Apple Town Hall in Cupertino and showed off a device that could fit in a pocket but hold an entire music library.

The first-generation iPod, which Apple advertised with the tagline "1,000 songs in your pocket," was a rectangle-shaped device with a 5GB 1.8-inch hard drive capable of holding 1,000 songs.

It featured a black and white LCD and the first click wheel, a mechanical scrolling interface that let users quickly and conveniently scroll through long lists of music. The click wheel also included easy access buttons for playing, pausing, rewinding, and fast forwarding through music content. The first iPod's battery lasted for up to 10 hours before needing to be recharged, and the device was priced at $399.

When Steve Jobs...

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06:45
Despicable Samsung gets the iPhone Design Retrial that t...

It's being report today that California Judge Koh has ordered a retrial of the Apple v. Samsung trial regarding the design aspect of the case. While the case could have been dismissed by the Judge, she chose to order a new trial requested by Samsung.

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06:36
Apple Pay Expanding to All Saks Fifth Avenue, Albertsons...

Apple Pay is rolling out to all Saks Fifth Avenue, Albertsons, and Dick's Sporting Goods locations across the United States. It's also coming to McDonald's and Chipotle's order-ahead apps in several cities later this year.

Meanwhile, contactless tickets supported in Apple's Wallet app are coming to all Ticketmaster sports and concert venues in the United States.

Jennifer Bailey, Vice President of Apple Pay, revealed the news at the Money20/20 conference in Las Vegas over the weekend. On stage, she also revealed several other statistics about Apple's mobile payments service.

Namely, she said Apple Pay will be available in 20 markets after it launches in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and the United Arab Emirates...

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05:40
Foxconn to deliver 25-30 Million iPhone X Models for Q4...

Last week Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple's Supply Chain confirms that they'll meet iPhone X Demand for the Holiday Season," contrary to some of the doom and gloom reports that have been posted online. Today another supply chain comes to light that is very positive if it actually pans out.

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05:23
Apple's Powerhouse iMac Pro adopts Next-Gen AMD GPU...

While Apple has started to release more orders to AMD for high-end GPUs needed for new iMac series, Taiwan-based outsourced semiconductor assembly and test (OSAT) companies have stepped up 2.5D packaging for the GPUs

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04:58
Apple's Lengthy Lawsuit With Samsung Over Copying i...

Apple's over six year old legal battle with Samsung for copying the iPhone's design is headed back to court yet again.

U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh on Sunday ordered that a new trial is required to determine whether Apple's $399 million award for Samsung's design patent infringement should stand or whether a new damages trial is required.

Apple and Samsung have until Wednesday to propose a retrial date, according to intellectual property analyst Florian Mueller, but he believes there is about a 30 percent chance the two parties could settle out of court before then.

The lawsuit dates back to 2011, when Apple successfully sued Samsung for infringing upon the iPhone's patented design, including its rectangular front face with rounded edges and grid of colorful icons on a black screen.

Apple's damages were awarded based on Samsung's entire profit from the...

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04:19
Samsung is working on Dual Device Charging Pad to beat A...

When Apple introduced their new iPhone X back in September they also introduced a larger wireless charging pad for multiple devices called AirPower that will be coming to market in 2018 as noted below. A patent from Samsung surfaced last week with a similar idea and with Samsung introducing a new Galaxy phone in early Q1 2018, their device is likely to beat Apple's AirPower to market. In another twist, Samsung won a patent last week for a wireless charger that's like a smartphone toaster that's just insane enough to either be a market hit or a massive miss.

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Sunday October 22

10:14
Serial Patent Troller Uniloc Sues Apple Claiming Apple W...

The serial Patent Troller known as Uniloc sued Apple last summer over their Messages app and again in April 2017 over iOS 7's 'Frequent Locations feature. In May of this year Patently Apple posted a report covering Uniloc filing a string of lawsuits against Apple regarding battery charging, AirPlay and Auto Dialing. The report also covered a segment about the documentary "The Patent Scam" by Austin Meyer. On Friday Uniloc once again filed a patent infringement case against Apple for allegedly infringing their patent or exercise monitoring on gym equipment and more specifically a watch.

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07:07
As we impatiently await the Arrival of iPhone X, Hot new...

There have been all kinds of rumors flying around that the iPhone is outselling the iPhone 8 and that the iPhone X is having difficulty ramping up production, but putting the noise and clamor aside, Apple fans are impatiently waiting for the iPhone X to arrive at their local Apple Stores. The new iPhones in limited supply will likely be...

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Saturday October 21

14:57
A Secretive Apple Patent Filing discovered in Europe tod...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to design, procedures and graphical user interfaces for haptic mixing. Apple is being secretive about this invention as their European filing provides no patent figures or any related documents detailing the invention which is customary.

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13:46
The Original and Detailed 'Beddit' Biometrics...

On May 8th Beddit made it official that Apple had acquired them as noted in the video below. At the moment the company is still operating and maintaining its own web site that explains the product in more detail here. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman tweeted in late August that "Tech support for Beddit sleep trackers is now handled via Apple Support."...

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04:56
Apple Files for the 'Apple Music UP NEXT' Trad...

Apple filed two figurative trademark applications this week for "Apple Music UP NEXT" as noted in our cover graphic. Apple introduced the new feature back in April which is designed to promote music's next generation of artists on Apple Music.

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Friday October 20

15:50
TA17-293A: Advanced Persistent Threat Activity...

Original release date: October 20, 2017
Systems Affected

  • Domain Controllers
  • File Servers
  • Email Servers

Overview

This joint Technical Alert (TA) is the result of analytic efforts between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). This alert provides information on advanced persistent threat (APT) actions targeting government entities and organizations in the energy, nuclear, water, aviation, and critical manufacturing sectors. Working with U.S. and international partners, DHS and FBI identified victims in these sectors. This report contains indicators of compromise (IOCs) and technical details on the tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) used by APT actors on compromised victims’ networks.

DHS assesses this activity as a multi-stage intrusion campaign by threat actors targeting low security and small networks to gain access and move laterally to networks of major,...

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Thursday October 19

09:00
FedEx delivers on modern workplace vision with cloud...

Today’s post was written by Robert Carter, CIO and executive vice president of information services at FedEx.

Strategic technology is part of FedEx’s heritage and its key to our continued innovation in the future. In 1978, our founder and CEO Fred Smith said, “The information about the package is as important as the package itself.” This established a culture where technology functions as the central nervous system behind every single business process at the company. It’s behind every one of the 13 million shipments that we process each day. It supports our more than 400,000 team members working in 220 countries and territories as they connect 99 percent of the global GDP through our transportation, e-commerce, and business services.

This heritage of...

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Wednesday October 18

09:45
Visio Online and Visio’s new cloud innovations help...

This year at the Microsoft Ignite conference in Orlando, Microsoft presented several new product capabilities that extend the Microsoft 365 solution set—including a greater emphasis on cloud-first technologies. Visio Online is one of Microsoft’s newest solutions that further unlocks employee creativity in the modern workplace. Visio Online is available today to commercial customers for $5 per user per month with an annual commitment.

Extending Visio to new audiences

Information workers today want a simple yet powerful way to work visually. As a web-based, lightweight diagramming tool, Visio Online is the...

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Tuesday October 10

14:00
Use the Home app on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

With the Home app, you can securely control the products you use in your home—all from your iOS device.

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11:30
Search Ads is Expanding to Canada, Mexico, and...

You can now create campaigns to promote your apps on the App Store in Canada, Mexico, and Switzerland, in addition to the US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Ads for new storefronts go live October 17, 2017.

Search Ads provides an efficient and easy way to promote your app at the top of relevant search results. Try Search Ads for free with a 100 USD credit when you set up your first campaign.

Learn more about Search Ads.

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11:30
Search Ads is Expanding to Canada, Mexico, and...

You can now create campaigns to promote your apps on the App Store in Canada, Mexico, and Switzerland, in addition to the US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Ads for new storefronts go live October 17, 2017.

Search Ads provides an efficient and easy way to promote your app at the top of relevant search results. Try Search Ads for free with a 100 USD credit when you set up your first campaign.

Learn more about Search Ads.

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09:00
Microsoft SharePoint recognized as a Leader in...

Content is one of the most critical assets for every organization, embodying its knowledge and processes. How content is created, managed, and shared—and how users collaborate using that content—has gone through a drastic evolution from traditional enterprise content management (ECM) to dynamic content services.

According to Gartner, “Content services platforms are the next stage of enterprise content management, representing a shift from self-contained systems and repositories to open services.” To truly deliver on the promise of content services, you must balance manageability with ease of use to unlock productivity gains around your critical business information.

SharePoint delivers content services as the foundational content platform for Office 365, with capabilities for creating, sharing, protecting, and reusing information. Going far beyond merely storing documents, SharePoint hosts digital content like pages, videos, images, designs, 3D, medical scans, and...

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Monday October 9

09:00
Outlook for iOS and Android is adding your most...

Whether you’re planning your next dinner date or an upcoming meeting with teammates, the Outlook app is there to help you manage and make the most of your day. Today, we are adding several of your most highly requested calendaring features, including the ability to sync your shared calendars to your phone and manage and RSVP to recurring events.

A big part of our prioritization of new features and enhancements comes from the votes and feedback we receive from you on Outlook UserVoice. We thank you all for your feedback and are excited to hear what you think of our new additions!

Here’s a look at what’s new:

Sync shared calendars to Outlook

You will now be able to view and edit shared Office 365 or Outlook.com calendars, just like you can with your own calendars. Better yet, you can also share your own calendars with others and accept sharing invitations easily right from the app.

If you don’t see your...

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Saturday October 7

06:00
Set Up A Quick Maven Project

Maven can be as simple or as complicated as you’d like. The maven command line interface is mvn. You can quickly find the version using the –version option:

mvn –version

This is useful for a lot, but most notably to see where Maven is, which is in the home line. You can then create a project by using the archetype:generate option. Let’s say I wanted to create an artifactID of Precache with a standard environment (DarchetypeArtifactId) that doesn’t need to be interactive. That would look as follows using the mvn command:

mvn archetype:generate –DgroupId=com.precache –DartifactId=precache –DarchetypeArtifactId=maven–archetype–quickstart –DinteractiveMode=false

This creates a directory in Maven with a full hierarchy that matches what maven will need (a faux root) for each app created. The pom.xml file is created in the root of the faux root and outlines metadata for the project as well as dependencies. Next, copy any source code into ../src/main/java (where...

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Friday October 6

14:15
Creating and Promoting Your AR Apps

ARKit lets you seamlessly blend realistic virtual objects with the real world, so you can take your apps beyond the screen. Use these resources to learn how to clearly indicate when the user enters AR, show users what to expect from your AR experiences with app previews, and build Face Tracking support for iPhone X.

Interface Design
Provide an intuitive initialization process within your app to clearly indicate when the user enters AR.
Read the Human Interface Guidlines.

App Previews
Create short videos of your AR app experience for your App Store product page. Since app previews autoplay on the App Store on iOS 11, they're key in helping users discover and learn about your app.
Read Creating App Previews for AR Apps.

Face Tracking
Learn how to detect the position,...

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14:15
Creating and Promoting Your AR Apps

ARKit lets you seamlessly blend realistic virtual objects with the real world, so you can take your apps beyond the screen. Use these resources to learn how to clearly indicate when the user enters AR, show users what to expect from your AR experiences with app previews, and build Face Tracking support for iPhone X.

Interface Design
Provide an intuitive initialization process within your app to clearly indicate when the user enters AR.
Read the Human Interface Guidlines.

App Previews
Create short videos of your AR app experience for your App Store product page. Since app previews autoplay on the App Store on iOS 11, they're key in helping users discover and learn about your app.
Read Creating App Previews for AR Apps.

Face Tracking
Learn how to detect the position,...

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13:47
About the security content of watchOS 4

This document describes the security content of watchOS 4.

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01:24
The Holiday Traffic Rush Is Right Around the Corner...

My latest Inc column, “The Holiday Traffic Rush Is Right Around the Corner. Here Are 10 Useful Tips to Help You Prepare” is now available on Inc.com. It begins like:

It’s baaaack! The holiday peak season for retailers is almost here.

By the time jack-o’-lanterns start to appear on front stoops, businesses’ preparations for this busiest period of the year should be well underway.

In 2016, holiday sales represented nearly 20 percent of total retail...

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Thursday October 5

10:13
About the security content of macOS High Sierra 10....

This document describes the security content of macOS High Sierra 10.13 Supplemental Update.

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06:00
Enable Automatic Certificate Renewals In High Sierra

When you push a certificate out in a profile, the certificate is statically stored on a Mac. If you are delivering a certificate over the air and in a device profile that is seperate from the MDM payload then the Active Directory Certificate payload can enable automatic certificate renewals. You can enable automatic renewals with a defaults command (or manage the preference domain via MDM) using the following command:

defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.mdm-client AutoRenewCertificatesEnabled -bool YES

Note: Because they’re already dymanic and all, SCEP payloads cannot be automatically renewed.

The post Enable Automatic Certificate Renewals In High Sierra appeared first on krypted.com.

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Wednesday October 4

11:23
About the security content of watchOS 4.0.1

This document describes the security content of watchOS 4.0.1.

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04:00
Disable Password Hints in macOS

You can easily disable password hints in macOS by opening the System Preferences, clicking on the “Users & Groups” System Preference pane and then clicking on Login Options. From there, uncheck the box for “Show password hints”

You can also disable this feature using the com.apple.loginwindow defaults domain. Send the following through a script to do so:

defaults write com.apple.loginwindow RetriesUntilHint -int 0

The post Disable Password Hints in macOS appeared first on krypted.com.

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Tuesday October 3

10:00
iOS 11.0.2 (15A421) Now Available

iOS 11.0.2 (15A421) Now Available

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10:00
iOS 11.0.2 (15A421) Now Available

iOS 11.0.2 (15A421) Now Available

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06:00
macOS Startup Modifier Keys

The macOS High Sierra update has netted a few weird upgrades where I had to start over, restore, or boot into safe mode (e.g. if you DEP a device that forces encryption in Sierra and then gets into a loop after a High Sierra update is started). So I’ve been using modifier keys more than usual. The following startup modifier keys are available in macOS High Sierra:

  • Alt or Option key: Access Mac Startup Manager, which allows you to select a wireless network and then choose which volume you want to boot to.
  • C: Mostly legacy, boots to volumes on a CD, DVD, or USB drive.
  • Command-Option-P-R: Resets the parameter RAM (or PRAM for short).
  • Command-Option-R: Same as Recovery Mode, but over the Internet.
  • Command-R: Boots into the macOS Recovery Mode, useful when doing an internet restore or using Disk Utility to repair a volume.
  • Command-...
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Monday October 2

12:52
About the security content of iOS 11.0.2

This document describes the security content of iOS 11.0.2.

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Apple has restocked a full line of Apple Certified Refurbished 2017 13″ MacBook Pros for $200-$300 off MSRP. A standard Apple one-year warranty is included with each MacBook, and shipping is free.... Read more
13″ 3.1GHz/256GB MacBook Pro on sale for $167...
Amazon has the 2017 13″ 3.1GHz/256GB Space Gray MacBook Pro on sale today for $121 off MSRP including free shipping: – 13″ 3.1GHz/256GB Space Gray MacBook Pro (MPXV2LL/A): $1678 $121 off MSRP Keep an... Read more
13″ MacBook Pros on sale for up to $120 off M...
B&H Photo has 2017 13″ MacBook Pros in stock today and on sale for up to $120 off MSRP, each including free shipping plus NY & NJ sales tax only: – 13-inch 2.3GHz/128GB Space Gray MacBook... Read more

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*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions - Apple,...
Job Description: Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, Read more
Project Engineer, *Apple* Education Profess...
Project Engineer, Apple Education Professional Services Job Number: 113143353New York City, New York, United StatesPosted: Oct. 17, 2017Weekly Hours: 40.00 Job Read more
Commerce Software Engineer, *Apple* Media P...
Commerce Software Engineer, Apple Media Products Job Number: 113092072New York City, New York, United StatesPosted: Oct. 19, 2017Weekly Hours: 40.00 Job Summary With Read more
Engineering Manager, *Apple* Retail Enginee...
# Engineering Manager, Apple Retail Engineering Job Number: 58139948 Santa Clara Valley, California, United States Posted: 20-Oct-2017 Weekly Hours: 40.00 **Job Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions - Apple,...
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