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07:05
Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac launches

Parallels (www.parallels.com/about) has launched Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac (www.parallels.com/desktop), which provides macOS High Sierra readiness and support for upcoming Windows 10 features.

What’s more, it makes it simple for MacBook Pro users to add Windows applications to the Touch Bar, and use Touch Bar within Windows applications, according to Jack Zubarev, Parallels president. It is also the first solution to bring the upcoming Windows 10 People Bar feature to the Mac – including integration with the Mac Dock and Spotlight. The new version also features up-to 100% performance improvements for completing certain tasks, says Zubarev, Parallels president. “This new release delivers our best-ever Windows on Mac.

With a mouse click, the Parallels Installation Assistant will automatically install Windows...

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06:15
Kensington announces SecureBack Rugged Case for Square Reader for the...

Kensington has announced the $99.99 SecureBack Rugged Case for Square Reader (http://tinyurl.com/y8onrp6u), which is compatible with 9.7-inch iPad, iPad Air, and iPad Air 2.
 
Designed to protect the Apple tablet in a mobile point-of-sale environment, it provides integrated protection for the Square Contactless & Chip Reader, and the Square Magstripe Reader. The dual layer construction offers drop protection while the raised bezel edging guards against screen scratches.

The rotating hand strap and shoulder strap are designed to make it easy to carry. A built-in anchor lets the user quickly attach a ClickSafe lock to deter any theft attempts when the user is away from the tablet.

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06:08
VMware debuts Fusion 10

VMware has announced new versions of VMware Fusion solutions that provide Windows virtualization on Mac.

VMware Fusion 10 Pro, designed for technical professionals that want to build, test and demonstrate Mac, Windows and Linux applications on a Mac, will include advanced capabilities that continue to evolve the solution to support technical professionals and developers, according to Dave Grant, vice president, Product Marketing, End-User Computing, VMware. VMware Fusion 10 designed for personal use, will offer Touch Bar support, enhanced GPU and 3D graphics performance, and an updated user interface (UI) to leverage the latest innovations in Mac, he adds.

It enables multi-operating system development, multi-operating system testing, and integration into DevOps/agile development workflows. Fusion enables IT professionals and developers to run virtual machines that are compatible with corporate data centers from a Mac to perform tasks such as data center design and...

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05:57
Chronos debuts Notelife for macOS and iOS

Chronos has released Notelife for macOS and iOS. It’s a note manager that uses iCloud to sync notes across all of a user’s devices.

According to Jerry Halls, vice president of Sales at Chronos, you don’t have to remember any formatting codes, like Markdown, to format notes. Plus, Notelife offers features not found in Apple’s standard Notes app like the ability to access your notes from the menu bar while using any application, he adds.

It also boasts three-phase encryption: on device, in transit to/from cloud, and in cloud. There features include: menu bar access to notes from any application; geotagging records location where notes are created; unlimited hierarchical folders for organizing notes; tags for categorizing and filtering notes; import/export in standard rich text format; dark or light interface style in macOS; multiple window support in macOS; and more.

A fully functional 30 day trial version of the macOS app can be downloaded from Chronos'...

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Aug 21
Apple releases new developer betas of macOS, iOS, tvOS, watchOS

Apple has released the seventh developer betas of macOS High Sierra, iOS 11, tvOS 11 and watchOS 4.

They can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

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Aug 21
Kalypso Media releases Sudden Strike 4 for macOS

Kalypso Media has released Sudden Strike 4, a World Ware II strategy title for macOS. It sends you off on three extensive campaigns set amongst the battlefields of the second world war.

Commanding the British and American, German or Soviet armies, you will lead over 100 different units into battle, including the German Heinkel He111 bomber, the Russian T-34 tank, the British Hawker Typhoon fighter plane and even the notorious German Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger. In a first for the Sudden Strike series, you can now choose from one of nine individual commanders, such as George Patton or Bernard Montgomery, whose unique military doctrines unlock valuable command and combat abilities for your troops.

You’re tasked to prove your tactical expertise in over 20 single player scenarios, the challenge-focused skirmish mode, and the competitive multiplayer mode. A reward system awards the player for clever play with skill points and bonus unlockable content.

Sudden Strike 4...

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Aug 21
Apple accepting donations for the SPLC

Apple is now accepting donations to the Southern Poverty Law Center (https://www.splcenter.org), an Alabama-based non-profit organization.

iTunes users in the U.S. can donate $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, or $200 with a credit card tied to their account. Apple will transfer 100% of the proceeds to the SPLC, a U.S. non-profit organization monitoring the activities of domestic hate groups and other extremists.

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Aug 21
Just Broadcaster for Periscope upgraded to version 1.1.1

Mac Broadcaster has upgraded JustBroadcaster for Periscope, their Periscope live-streaming app for macOS, to version 1.1.1

The utility allows you to quickly stream live content directly to Periscope with just a mouse clicks. Video streams can include video from apps, the Mac Desktop, webcams, iOS devices, and other sources. JustBroadcaster also offers "lower thirds" information capabilities and green screen effects.

JustBroadcaster for Periscope requires macOS 10.10 or later. It’s available for a special limited time promotional price of $9.99 for a one-year license and is available worldwide exclusively through the JustBroadcaster website (http://www.justbroadcaster.com/tw). A demo is available for download.

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Aug 18
FORMULA ONE returns to macOS on August 25

Feral Interactive (www.feralinteractive.com) says F1 2017, the official videogame of the current 2017 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, will be released for macOS on Aug. 25. System requirementshaven’t been announced.

Developed and published by Codemasters for Windows and consoles, F1 2017 grants players access to not only the on-track excitement of F1, but also the off-track dealings and vehicle development that goes along with it. The ten-year Career Mode includes practice programs to help players hone their skills, a research and development tree to provide greater control over the development of their car, and the ability to tune engines and gearboxes over the course of the season.

F1 2017 for macOS will be available from the Feral Store and Steam for $59.99 on Aug. 25. The Mac App Store version will be released shortly afterwards, priced at $49.99.

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Aug 18
B-Eng releases File Manager Pro 1.4 for macOS

B-Eng has announced File Manager Pro 1.4, an update to the dual panel file manager for macOS.

The utility sports extra functions like interactive disk overview, compress/uncompress tool, and more. Users can copy/move/delete files and folders as well as compressing/decompressing files, synching directories and more. Version 1.4 introduces tag infos along with a fix for bid PGF files, as well as performance improvements.

File Manager Pro 1.4 requires macOS 1011 or higher and costs $18.99. It’s available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/y7kwm9mf).

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Aug 17
Beat The Game coming to the Mac on Sept. 27

Worm Animation says their debut title, point-and-click music adventure—Beat The Game (http://tinyurl.com/yal9lhs5) — will launch Sept. 7 on Steam for Mac, PC, and Linux systems.

Here’s how the game is described: “Players go on a journey with Mistik, the hero of Beat The Game, to uncover the mysterious, abstract universe he finds himself in after a motorbike crash. Mistik, though, is no ordinary hero—he’s a music producer. With the help of his trusty recorder, Mistik must collect the samples scattered around Beat The Game’s beautiful, dream-like environments in order to create the ultimate track.”

House and techno producer, Marc Houle, is scoring the soundtrack. Pricing and system requirements haven’t yet been announced.

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Aug 17
Asteroid: Space Defense blasts onto the Mac

FreneticGamez has launched Asteroid: Space Defense 1.0 for the Mac. It’s a retro arcade space shooter in which you control your space ship to avoid asteroids and other enemies in this retro shooter.
Collect stars to buy new ships and upgrades and try to survive wave after wave. The game consists of 80 waves. Players are faced with different asteroids size, dealing with shooting and chasing enemies, and more.
Asteroid: Space Defense 1.0 requires macOS 10.7 or later. It costs $1.99 and is available at the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/ydx8kq93).

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Aug 17
Cargo VPN is new private, secure VPN proxy

Cargo VPN is a new private and secure VPN proxy for macOS (http://tinyurl.com/y7hnjgzb) and iOS (http://tinyurl.com/y8huwecu).

It provides you with anonymous unlimited access to the web. With Cargo VPN, you can block malicious websites, ads, and all sorts of snoopers with the help of the DNS Firewall. Dedicated IP address and servers are also available.

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Aug 17
CS Odessa announces Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) addition

CS Odessa (www.conceptdraw.com) has announced a new enhancement for ConceptDraw Pro. This new addition, Plan-Do-Check-Act, introduces a new set of libraries that provides a solution for PDCA diagrams.

It includes a collection of samples, and library of vector stencils and icons that support “continuous quality improvement of products of any level of complexity,” according to the folks at CS Odessa. This new addition to the Solution Park is free for current users of ConceptDraw Pro 11, which is compatible with macOS and Microsoft Windows. ConceptDraw Pro 11 costs $199; a demo is available for download.

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Aug 16
Jumsoft bring new features to its Toolbox and Templates apps

Jumsoft (www.jumsoft.com) is updating itsToolbox apps and standalone template products to include new features. The 40,000-plus templates can be used for themes, infographics, and other design elements for documents and presentations.

The most recent update from Jumsoft brings the new Customer Center feature, which is designed to make reaching out to developers easier than before. It resides within a button by the search bar and clicking it opens up four options: rate the app on the App Store, request template, report a problem, and send me news.

In addition to the Customer Center, the update modifies the content handling system within the apps so they’re quicker and more resource-efficient for everyone. The update also brings Touch Bar support for MacBook Pros with Touch Bar.

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Aug 16
Digital Stationery Consortium offers free membership for start-ups, non...

The Digital Stationery Consortium, Inc. (DSC) has announced that the organization is accepting Promoter member applications for a free, one-year membership from digital stationery-focused developers within technology start-ups as well as academic entities exclusively.

This initiative allows these young and developing companies to participate in the DSC’s technical and educational efforts via the consortium’s work groups. Once approved, the Promoter membership fee is waived for the first year. Promoter membership benefits include the ability to participate in DSC meetings as well as participate in one of three work groups, according to said Masahiko Yamada, DSC chairman.

As part of the DSC, members will work to establish digital ink as universal, open and smart content format based on the Wacom Ink Layer Language (WILL). WILL’s digital ink technology ensures cross-compatibility of ink data, allowing businesses and consumers to freely communicate and collaborate...

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Aug 16
Troi Automatisering releases Troi Encryptor Plug-in 4.0

Troi Automatisering has released Troi Encryptor Plug-in 4.0 for FileMaker Pro 16. It’s an update of the tool for securing your FileMaker data, exporting or emailing your data without risk and importing safely back into FileMaker. Version 4.0 adds new features when running FileMaker Pro 16.

A fully functional demo version is available for downloading at Troi's website (http://tinyurl.com/z2heuv3). Troi Encryptor Plug-in 4.0 works with FileMaker Pro 12 to 16. The plug-in can also be used with runtimes created by FileMaker Advanced 12 to 16. The plug-in is available for macOS 10.6.8 or higher and Windows 7 to 10.

Licenses cost $79 per user. Details on developer licenses and multi-user discounts can be found on the Troi website. Troi Encryptor Plug-in 4.0 also works with FileMaker Server 12 to 16 as a server-side plug-in and as a plug-in used by the web publishing engine and WebDirect. To use this...

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Aug 16
Comm-Unity releases FTPit Pro 3.5, a FileMaker Pro plug-in

CNS Plug-ins has released FTPit Pro 3.5, an update of the FileMaker Pro plug-in. It uses FTP to transfer files to and from your computer.

You can use it to upload static web pages to a website, download database upgrades from a centralized server, or write a complete FTP client within FileMaker itself. You can transfer text directly to or from fields in your database, and you can upload files that reside in container fields.

The Server Edition of FTPit Pro allows you to install and use the plug-in on FileMaker Server with all its capabilities. For example, you can now do things like transfer database backups to an offsite server directly from the FileMaker Server machine, use the plug-in with Web Direct, or harness Perform Script On Server from FileMaker Go devices. Download a copy today to explore the many features of this plug-in.

Version 3.5 adds support for FileMaker 16, including Script Steps. This version also has many bug fixes and a few new features...

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Aug 16
AKVIS Airbrush for macOS gets a multicolor mode

AKVIS (www.akvis.com) has released AKVIS AirBrush 5.0, an update of the software for transforming digital photos into airbrushed works of art. Version 5.0 offers a new multicolor mode that allows users to choose five colors for creating mesmerizing airbrush paintings. It also adds a spray parameter group.

A demo is available for download. On the Mac platform AKVIS AirBrush requires macOS 10.7 or higher. The product is available as a standalone application and as a plugin to photo editors: AliveColors by AKVIS, Adobe Photoshop, and others.

AKVIS AirBrush 5.0 Home sells for $49, Deluxe for $69, Business for $89. One license key allows activating and using the software on two computers. Version 5.0 is a free upgrade for recent buyers as well for those who bought “1 Year of Updates” during the last 12 months. Users, whose license isn’t valid for the new version, can get AirBrush 5.0 for $14.95.

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Aug 15
MegaSeg 6.0.4 for macOS Released With Over 50 Improvements

Fidelity Media has released the fourth update to MegaSeg 6 Pro, DJ and radio automation software for macOS (10.6 and higher). Version 6.0.4 features over 50 important fixes including new controller presets, with improvements to search, segues, events, automatic volume, and interface refinements.

MegaSeg 6 introduced a redesigned interface among many new features including smart volume sensing for automatic segues, a new playlist browser, full-track waveforms with draggable loop points, album art progress rings, second-precision events, video overlays, exportable logs, daypart restricted tracks, and support for macOS Sierra.

MegaSeg 6 DJ and Pro editions can be purchased at http://megaseg.com for $99 and $199, respectively. Older versions of MegaSeg DJ and Pro editions can be upgraded for $29 and $69, respectively.

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Aug 22
Worldwide info security spending to grow 7% this year

Worldwide spending on information security products and services will reach $86.4 billion in 2017, an increase of 7% over 2016, with spending expected to grow to $93 billion in 2018, according to the latest forecast from Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com).

Within the infrastructure protection segment, the research group forecasts fast growth in the security testing market (albeit from a small base) due to continued data breaches and growing demands for application security testing as part of DevOps. Spending on emerging application security testing tools, particularly interactive application security testing (IAST), will contribute to the growth of this segment through 2021.

Security services will continue to be the fastest growing segment, especially IT outsourcing, consulting and implementation services. However, hardware support services will see growth slowing, due to the adoption of virtual appliances,...

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Aug 21
Gartner: three mega trends will drive digital biz into...

The emerging technologies on the “Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2017” reveal three distinct megatrends that will enable businesses to survive and thrive in the digital economy over the next five to 10 years.

Artificial intelligence (AI) everywhere, transparently immersive experiences and digital platforms are the trends that will provide unrivaled intelligence, create profoundly new experiences and offer platforms that allow organizations to connect with new business ecosystems, according to Gartner (www.gartner.com).

"Enterprise architects who are focused on technology innovation must evaluate these high-level trends and the featured technologies, as well as the potential impact on their businesses," said Mike J. Walker, research director at the research group. "In addition to the potential impact on businesses, these trends provide a significant opportunity for enterprise architecture...

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Aug 18
Juniper Research: 5G connections to reach 1.4 billion...

A new report from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) forecasts 1.4 billion 5G connections by 2025, an increase from just one million in 2019, the anticipated first year of commercial launch. This will represent an average annual growth of 232%.

Juniper’s new research says that, to be successful, 5G fixed wireless broadband need to meet expectations in real-world scenarios to compete with fibre broadband.
The research group says China, the U.S., and Japan will have the highest number of 5G connections by 2025. Together these 3 countries will have 55% of all 5G connections by 2025.

Additionally, Juniper finds that the US alone will account for over 30% of global 5G IoT connections by 2025, with the highest number of 5G connections for fixed wireless broadband and automotive services. In terms of commercial IoT [Internet of Things] revenues, the research group says that the ARPC (...

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Aug 16
Report: educators embracing the ‘exciting, but...

MDR, a data and research driven marketing services agency, has released its third research report (www.schooldata.com) for the “State of the K-12 Market,” which examines shifts in U.S. K-12 instructional priorities and initiatives in light of rapid technology acceleration and advancements.

The report finds that U.S. K-12 are seeing these emerging trends: transition to more digital instructional and curricular materials; innovative ways to enhance teaching and learning anywhere and anytime; and the growing proliferation of computing devices preferred by students.

Based on a national survey of U.S. district curriculum directors, the 127-page report, by Dr. Rita Oates, President of Oates Associates, and MDR's EdNET Insight research team, finds that over 60% of curriculum directors said they wanted more evidence of product efficacy. Nearly as many said they are looking for digital instructional materials...

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Aug 16
Gartner: end users are willing to pay more for 5G

A recent global Gartner survey (www.gartner.com) revealed that 75% of end-user organizations would be willing to pay more for 5G mobile capabilities. Only 24% of the survey's respondents would be unwilling to pay more for 5G than for 4G. 

"Those in the telecom industry are more likely to be prepared to pay more than those in other industries," said Sylvain Fabre, research director at Gartner. "End-user organizations in the manufacturing, services and government sectors, for example, are less likely to be willing to pay a premium for 5G than telecom companies, which are willing to pay a 5G premium for their internal use.”

In addition to offering better prices for industries in which users are less convinced of the business benefits of 5G, communications service providers (CSPs) must create value propositions that entice customers to start 5G migration projects sooner. 

Although most of the respondents...

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Aug 15
Venmo, payment, credit card habits vary greatly across...

When it comes to consumer credit and payment methods, there are vast differences cross-generationally, as evidenced by First National Bank’s recent consumer survey. Results demonstrated that while a majority of respondents opened their first credit card at the age of 18, when looking at generational payment values and methods, behavior vastly differs depending on age.


“It was interesting to see that that while there have been many advancements in the digital age, consumers still consistently use traditional methods of payment such as credit cards and debit cards. Overall, it was surprising to see that geographic location had little effect on responses, and how drastic of an impact age had. I look forward to seeing how technology will continue to affect future generations and help influence their personal finances,” said Jerry O’Flanagan, executive vice president, Consumer Banking Group. 


Survey findings revealed that older generations on average own more credit...

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Aug 15
Polices may use ‘textalyzer’ to see if drivers are...

A recent study (http://tinyurl.com/yb6tto9j) found that one out of four drivers were on the phone right before an accident. New York officials are even considering using a new device called a “textalyzer” which would allow them to see if a motorist had been using their phone just before a crash. 

“Reaction times for texting drivers are 35% slower than the reaction times of focused drivers,” says Karl Volkman, chief technical officer of SRV Network, Inc., a Microsoft Gold Certified partner that offers a variety of IT services. “Meanwhile, drunk drivers have a 12% slower reaction time. This does not mean that drunk driving is safe—however, it does show how dangerous texting while driving truly is.”

While the textalyzer technology is being considered by Gov. Cuomo, many people fear that this will be an invasion of privacy. To that end, many companies have created hands-free technology that can...

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Aug 14
Wireless VR set to strain data networks

A new report from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) on virtual reality (VR) forecasts that wireless VR headsets (smartphone-based and standalone) data consumption will grow by over 650% over the next four years, from nearly 2,800PB (Petabytes) in 2017 to over 21,000PB in 2021.

The new research found that data consumption will reach over 28,000PB when combined with traffic generated by VR headsets tethered to PCs and consoles, placing significant additional strain on both wired and wireless networks. VR requires fast data speeds to stream content effectively and, by 2021, the data demand of each VR device is expected to exceed that of 4K, according to Juniper. This will be driven by the need for higher image quality and frame rates, a developing problem as VR becomes more mainstream.

In order to make VR more accessible, the Juniper report recommends bringing network operators and...

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Aug 11
Over 20% of U.S. broadband households have a tech...

New research by Parks Associates (www.parksassociates.com) shows that more than one-fifth of U.S. broadband households have a technical support subscription.

According to the research group, Best Buy is currently the leading provider of technical support subscriptions for many connected devices, including desktops, laptops, and tablets. However, the firm notes that Amazon's recent decision to offer an in-home tech support service is a notable threat to Best Buy's market dominance.

"The market for support subscriptions is fragmented, with no single player having more than one-third of support subscribers for any device," said Patrice Samuels, senior analyst, Parks Associates. "Best Buy has its strongest lead in the support subscription market for flat-panel TVs, with 29% of this market. Among laptop owners with a support subscription, 22% these subscribers chose Best Buy over similar services...

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Aug 10
Tablet market decline slows in the second quarter

The downward spiral of the tablet market continued during the second quarter of 2017 (2Q17), according to preliminary data from the IDC research group (www.idc.com). Despite notable product launches like the new lower priced iPad and products from other top-tier vendors, worldwide shipments for tablets declined 3.4% year over year in 2Q17, reaching 37.9 million.

Apple positioned itself quite well during the quarter by consolidating its lineup and introducing two new iPads. The new iPad's relatively low price point triggered some consumers to upgrade their aging devices and demand for this new tablet finally caused a turnaround for Apple's iPad business. Meanwhile Apple's transition towards detachable tablets continued with the launch of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro and a major update to iOS (expected later this year).

Once touted as the savior of the market, detachable tablets also declined in the second quarter as...

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Reviews and Kool Tools

ViewSonic’s (www.ViewSonic.com) $1,399 VP2785-4K is a 27-inch 4K UHD (3840x2160) monitor that delivers consistent color representation and performance. It’s a great display for photographers, video and content producers... Read more »
ASRock’s (www.asrock.com) $139.99 X10 IoT router is a next generation smart IoT [Internet of Things] hub designed to be an integral part of a smart home environment. As an IoT router, it’s well equipped to control... Read more »
The line of $1,399 Fusion Guitars (www.fusionguitars.com) are now available online to musicians in the U.S. Billed as "the world's most advanced electric guitar" they allow musicians to unplug, learn and create music... Read more »
iDevices’ $99.95 iDevices Dimmer Switch (http://tinyurl.com/yajp2e63) is the brand’s first major product release since it was acquired by Hubbell Inc. earlier this year. The new device is a hub-less smart switch that’s... Read more »

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18:46
Apple shares 'Carpool Karaoke' ads...




Apple on Tuesday continued to plug upcoming episodes of "Carpool Karaoke," the company's second attempt at original streaming programming, with ads featuring guests Queen Latifah and the Cyrus family.

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17:49
Report: Apple’s Car Project ‘Titan’ went from...

A new report this evening about Apple’s secret car efforts, Project Titan, sheds light on what’s been happening with the company’s plans over the last few years, how much it has changed course, and why.

more…

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17:46
Astro HQ’s Luna Display Blows Past Kickstarter Goal...

AstroPad Studio maker Astro HQ launched a Kickstarter for their new Luna Display on Tuesday and within hours it blew past its funding goal several times over.


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17:07
Self-driving campus shuttle to rise from ashes of...




After massive investments into self-driving car technology, Apple is transitioning away from a branded vehicle in favor of a shuttle service that will transport employees between corporate buildings, according to an in-depth report published Tuesday.

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16:39
AccuWeather sends user location data to monetization...




Popular iOS weather app AccuWeather, often listed as a top-ten app in the Weather section of the iOS App Store, has been collecting and forwarding user location information to data monetization company Reveal Mobile even when location sharing is disabled.

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16:33
Back to school gift guide: The best tech to ensure a...

Back to school season is in full swing. Some students are already back in classrooms, while others are currently preparing for the big day. One crucial aspect of back to school shopping in this day and age is technology. No one wants to start the new year off with outdated and buggy gear.

For that reason, we’ve decided to roundup some of the best technology you can buy for the 2017-2018 school year.

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16:22
[Sponsor] Jamf Now

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Jamf Now is a simple, cloud-based solution designed to help anyone set up, manage, and protect Apple devices at work. Easily configure company email and Wi-Fi networks, distribute apps to your team, and protect sensitive data without locking down devices.

Daring Fireball readers can create an account and manage three devices for free. Forever. Each additional device is just $2 per month. Sign up today.

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16:03
Alto's Odyssey delayed a bit: "It takes...

An image from the upcoming "Alto's Odyssey"

With that quote from none other than "Hair Force One" -- Apple VP Craig Federighi -- Ryan Cash of Built By Snowman let us know that Alto's Odyssey, the long-awaited sequel to the hit game Alto's Adventure, is delayed by a little bit so that the development team can make the game perfect.

Knowing how incredible Alto's Adventure is, I am entirely in favor of being patient and waiting for a well-tested and beautiful game experience. You can read Ryan's statement here, or...

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15:20
Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac Features Touch Bar...

On August 22, Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac was released with support for macOS High Sierra and easy Windows 10 purchase and installation.


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15:06
Code42 Shutting Down CrashPlan for Home Backup...

Code42’s popular CrashPlan remote backup service for consumers, CrashPlan for Home, just got the ax.


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14:57
Miss the Eclipse? Three Apps for Tracking Future...

In App Store, you’ll find a Crap Tonne™ of apps dedicated to the August 21st event that already took place, but these will help you find the next one.


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14:29
Astro HQ’s Kickstarter for Mac/iPad 2nd display...

Developer Astro HQ, the company behind the popular AstroPad Studio app has launched its newest product on Kickstarter today. Luna Display turns any iPad into a second wireless display to be used with a Mac, and the new product has raised almost 300% of its goal in the first several hours since going live.

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14:03
Apple Daily Report for August 22, 2017

The AWT News Update is on hiatus while my compadre, Steve, is on a road trip. In its place, I’ll offer a text-only (no podcast) summary of breaking stories with a tip o’ my hat to my former website, Apple Daily Report.

Verizon Wireless is changing its unlimited plan by splitting it into multiple tiers. At the same time the carrier is preparing to throttle the quality of streaming video for all customers, including those staying on the existing unlimited plan. (Hmmm, if a plan has a limit, how can be it “unlimited”?)

iHelp BR has some more information on the setup process for Apple’s upcoming HomePod (due in December). When HomePod is first powered on, users will be...

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13:54
What configuring the HomePod will look like on iOS...

Continuing his deep-dive of the HomePod firmware, Guilherme Rambo has further uncovered what the initial HomePod configuration on an iOS 11 device may look like. The developer has spent the past few weeks digging through various firmware to give us a glimpse into Apple’s future products and software expected to be released later this year.

By utilizing the iOS Simulator, Rambo is able to show-off just what it will look like when configuring a HomePod right out of the box.

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13:32
Hidden iOS 11 Video Shows New App Switching Gesture

Apple may have been hiding how we’ll handle features like app switching on the iPhone 8 in iOS 11 beta releases.


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13:23
Anker bets on designs for Apple's 'iPhone...




A well-known accessory maker, Anker, has announced a series of cases for Apple's "iPhone 8," "7s," and "7s Plus," even though the anticipated devices are still weeks away from being revealed.

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13:22
Backblaze instead of CrashPlan

While CrashPlan was bailing on its customers, BackBlaze released a new version of its cloud backup software.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:12
Epic Games head Tim Sweeney bemoans iOS App Store...




App developers are losing too much money from the cut of app revenues taken by app stores operated by Apple and other companies, according to Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, declaring the iOS App Store's high charge "a parasitic loss."

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13:08
Screw you AccuWeather

Popular weather app AccuWeather has been caught sending geolocation data to a third-party data monetization firm, even when the user has switched off location sharing.

How can you ever trust them again? You can’t.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:58
CrashPlan discontinues consumer backups

It has been a few years since a decision by a major tech company last turned me into a green rage monster, but it just happened again. Code42 Software has announced that it’s discontinuing its consumer backup product, CrashPlan for Home.

Joe Kissell is pissed.

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12:57
The “Product Graveyard”

It’s a little depressing to see how many of these products I used over the years that are no more.

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12:49
iMessage may be the most-used messaging platform for...

Apple’s iMessage is apparently the the most-used messaging platform for U.S. teens, according to a comparative analysis by Fam CEO Giuseppe Stuto — as noted by Business Insider. Fam makes a video chat app that allows groups to chat with one another via iMessage with just a few taps.

The analysis estimates that US youth between the ages of 10 and 19 average 25 iMessages each day. That’s compared to 14 messages over Facebook Messenger, and eight snaps on Snapchat. Fam says the estimates propose that while Apple is often left out of the chat app ecosystem, it could be the most used platform and one of the best for brands and developers to reach U.S. consumers.

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Tuesday August 22

18:23
Apple Shares New 'Carpool Karaoke' Trailers as...

As two new episodes of "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" air tonight, Apple has shared trailers for next week's episodes, which will pair Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith and Miley Cyrus and her family.

The first trailer features Miley Cyrus, her dad Billy Ray, her sister Noah, her mom Tish, her brother Braison, her sister Brandy, and her brother Trace. The Cyrus family sings popular Miley Cyrus songs and gets a family photo taken, among other activities.

The second trailer features Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith. The two sing songs from Janet Jackson and Queen Latifah herself, before Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish, their fellow "Girls Trip" co-stars, join them.

The episodes featuring the Cyrus family and Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith will air on Tuesday, August 29.

Tonight's "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" episodes are now available to watch. The first episode...

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17:19
Apple Developing Self-Driving Campus Shuttle Service as...

Apple is planning to develop a self-driving shuttle service that will transport Apple employees from one building to another as part of its autonomous vehicle efforts, reports The New York Times in a piece that explores why Apple scaled back its car ambitions.

Apple's "open secret" car project shifted focus from a full autonomous vehicle to an autonomous driving system last year, and to test that system, Apple will reportedly use employee shuttles.

One of the Lexus SUVs Apple is currently using to test its autonomous driving software

Called "PAIL," an acronym for "Palo Alto to Infinite Loop," the shuttle program will transport employees between Apple's myriad offices in...

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15:36
Facebook Wins a Patent for a Major In-Air Gesturing Syst...

Earlier today Patently Apple posted a granted patent report titled "Apple Granted 52 Patents Today Covering 3D Glasses, In-Air Gesturing and a Micro-LED Patent for Future iDevice." Apple has many patents regarding a 3D depth camera used to capture and recognize gestures. In fact technically, Apple could introduce it with their iPhone 8 if they so choose to do so because the camera that will provide users with advanced facial recognition is the same 3D sensing camera that could recognize in-air gestures. In this current report the focus is on a surprising granted patent from Facebook describing a whole new desktop system designed to capture user hand gestures in controlling a user interface.

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13:52
AccuWeather for iOS Sending Location Data to Monetizatio...

Popular and well-known iOS weather app AccuWeather has been caught collecting and sharing user location data even when location sharing permissions are turned off, according to a blog post recently shared by security researcher Will Strafach.

According to Strafach, AccuWeather was partnering with data monetization firm Reveal Mobile to collect GPS coordinates, including speed and altitude, the name and BSSID of a user's Wi-Fi router, and whether a device has Bluetooth on and off, all of which was available to Reveal Mobile when location services were enabled.

With location services disabled, AccuWeather was still sending the Wi-Fi router name and BSSID, which still offered Reveal Mobile location data.During a testing period of 36 hours, specifically while the AccuWeather application was not in the foreground, my test iPhone (...

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13:47
Epic Games Founder Described the Engorged Share of Profi...

The amazing Wingnut AR demo put on during Apple's WWDC 2017 event was due in great part to Epic's Unreal Engine plugin, according to Wingnut AR's creative director Alasdair Coull. The Epic game Infinity Blade III noted in our cover graphic is a high-end iOS game. The anger of the dragon in the graphic probably matches the anger expressed by...

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13:11
Apple Files Trademark in Europe for 'LivePhotosKit...

Apple's filing for 'LivePhotosKit' was entered today August 22, 2017. Apple filed their trademark under international classes 09 and 42. For class 09 Apple didn't want it make public. All that's noted on is "see attached" which is only privy to those within the European Patent Office. Only time will tell if the secrecy was worth it.

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11:43
Oculus Wins a Design Patent for a Smartphone VR Headset...

The headset market is heating up with Microsoft and partners introducing Xbox gaming headsets for the Christmas holidays. Both Facebook's Oculus VR and Microsoft have been granted strategically interesting design patents that have a chance of coming to market for the holiday season.

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09:12
Details on HomePod's Setup Process Surface in Newes...

Almost one month after the HomePod's firmware first began revealing tidbits about Apple's upcoming smart speaker, the iPhone 8, and even the Apple Watch Series 3, today iHelp BR has a few more pieces of information on the setup process for the HomePod. Interestingly, the site noted that the data doesn't come from HomePod firmware, but was discovered within the seventh iOS 11 beta, seeded to developers yesterday.

The new details suggest in broad strokes what users can expect when they first open their HomePod and sync it with an iPhone. Although HomePod lacks a W1 chip, the speaker will connect and pair with iOS devices in some capacity, and one new image discovered within the...

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08:45
Verizon Introduces Three New Unlimited Data Plans, Limit...

Verizon today split its unlimited talk, text, and data plan into three tiers: Go Unlimited, Beyond Unlimited, and Business Unlimited. The plans go into effect for new customers starting Wednesday, August 23.

Go Unlimited starts at $75 per month, which is $5 cheaper than the original Verizon Unlimited plan introduced in February. However, while Verizon Unlimited allowed for full HD video streaming, video quality on Go Unlimited is forcibly throttled to 480p, which Verizon and many other carriers refer to as DVD quality.

Go Unlimited customers can also experience reduced speeds if the network is congested at any time, rather than only after exceeding 22GB of data usage in a billing cycle. And while Mobile Hotspot is unlimited, tethering speeds are capped at a maximum of 600kbps from the very first kilobyte of usage.

The original Verizon Unlimited plan allows tethering at 4G LTE speeds for the first 10GB of data, with speeds reduced to 3G afterwards.

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08:13
Apple Strategically Gains an Indian IT Market Partner by...

HCL Infosystems stock surged 9% today on the Bombay Stock Exchange on the news that the company will begin distributing Apple products including the iPhone in the Indian market.

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07:16
VMWare and Parallels Release new versions of their Windo...

Today both VMware and Parallels have released new versions of their Windows 10 on Mac apps with new features, better speed and more.

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05:43
Apple's new iPhone will focus on Delivering Quality...

As Samsung prepares to introduce their new Note 8 tomorrow in New York, an insightful report surfaces today regarding the coming of iPhone 8. In June Apple's CEO said in an interview that "We don’t feel an impatience to be first. It’s just not how we’re wired. Our thing is to be the best and to give the user something that really makes a difference in their lives." The obssession in the industry to be first with a new gadget or feature hasn't always worked in favor of those introducing them. Samsung's Gear smartwatch was first to market and it was flop. Microsoft ...

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05:04
VMware Fusion 10 Coming in October With macOS High Sierr...

VMware today announced the upcoming release of VMware Fusion 10, its popular virtualization software for Mac.

VMware Fusion 10 includes support for macOS High Sierra, Touch Bar integration on the latest MacBook Pro models, and improved graphics performance and accuracy with Apple's Metal technology.

Fusion 10 features a redesigned user interface with improved Installation and Migrate Your PC wizards.

Fusion 10 can run hundreds of operating systems, ranging from the latest Windows 10 versions to lesser-known Linux distributions.

VMware will also be releasing Fusion 10 Pro, targeted at IT professionals and developers. The premium version will feature a redesigned user interface, enhanced networking controls, support for REST APIs, integration with VMware PhotonOS, and support...

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04:50
Qualcomm Announces 3D Depth Sensing Coming to Android in...

Yesterday a report surfaced in the Apple blogosphere that KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo didn't see 3D sensing systems being integrated into Android smartphones until 2019 giving Apple a two year lead. Overnight that forecast was crushed by Qualcomm getting the word out that they'll have it built into Snapdragon processors as early as 2018. In fact, the technology will be in volume production by year's end.

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04:19
Photo Emerges of Alleged 'iPhone 8' 3D Sensing...

Continuing a running theme over the last couple of weeks, a photo emerged online late on Monday of an alleged leaked 3D sensing camera module destined for the upcoming "iPhone 8" (via Slashleaks). Apple is said to have radically revamped its front-facing camera for its OLED iPhone, adding 3D sensing capabilities for facial recognition.

Notable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has called the camera "revolutionary" because it consists of three modules: a standard camera front-facing camera module, an infrared transmitting module, and an infrared receiving module, all of which will allow the iPhone 8 to perform 3D sensing and modeling functions.

It's also possible that the front-facing camera will support 4K video recording at 60 frames per second, based on code found in the...

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03:58
Apple Granted 52 Patents Today Covering 3D Glasses, In-A...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 52 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover another advanced 3D depth camera patent from Apple's Israeli team that covers desktop computers and 3D glasses. The patent also covers a projection system that is noted being incorporated into a smartphone. The second patent of interest if from Apple's acquired LuxVue team that have designed a micro-LED that could be used for future iDevices, a television, MacBook, iMac, automotive heads-up display and more. The patent also covers fingerprint ...

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02:45
Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac Comes With High Sierra Supp...

Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac got its official release on Tuesday. The thirteenth version of the Windows virtualization software comes with numerous new features including support for macOS High Sierra and the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

Top of the features list is Touch Bar support, enabling owners of compatible MacBook Pros to use the OLED strip with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as additional integration for the Windows Start Menu and Desktop, including Cortana, Task View, and Taskbar pinned elements. A Touch Bar Wizard also allows users to customize the Touch Bar and add their favorite Windows applications.

New dynamic resolution support mean users can change the window size of their Windows session, with booting and rebooting speed said to be faster and smoother as a result. Meanwhile, enhanced support for Retina displays should see better scaling of Windows applications on Mac...

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Monday August 21

17:59
Early iOS 11 Videos Appear to Depict Prototype Control C...

A pair of videos that appear to depict prototype iOS 11 features have been found "deep within the iOS 11 beta image" by developer Guilherme Rambo, who has recently become known for digging deep into iOS code to suss out upcoming features.

According to Rambo, the files were created in May, suggesting they depict iOS 11 iPhone functionality that was scrapped rather than functionality that has not yet been implemented, but there's technically no way to tell.

In the first 13 second video, the Lock screen is demonstrated. The implementation of the Lock screen is similar the current iOS 11 implementation, but there are small changes.

This is interesting pic.twitter.com/X4GLiMy1c5

— Guilherme Rambo (@_inside) August 21, 2017 While a swipe downwards pulls down the Lock screen cover and a swipe left opens up the widget view, a swipe right...

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13:42
AirPods Shipping Estimates Improve to 2 to 3 Weeks

Shipping estimates for Apple's AirPods have improved to two to three weeks in many countries around the world, suggesting Apple is one step closer to achieving supply/demand balance for the much-desired earphones.

Since the AirPods launched in December, stock has been in short supply. For many weeks, AirPods shipping estimates were at six weeks, but stock improved enough in early August that shipping estimates dropped to four weeks.

At the new 2 to 3 week estimate, customers can expect to receive AirPods ordered today in early September.

During Apple's third quarter earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook said AirPods capacity had been bumped up and that the company was "working very hard" to...

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12:32
Google Officially Unveils Next-Generation 'Android...

Google today announced the next-generation version of its Android operating system, which is named Oreo.

Android Oreo includes dozens of new features, ranging from notification improvements to picture-in-picture support to new emoji.

The update introduces an iOS-like feature called Notification Dots (aka app badges), designed to make it easier to see which apps have new content to display. A long tap on an app icon now displays information like the last notification received and app widgets, much like a 3D Touch does on iOS.

Picture-in-picture support allows users to watch video content while using other apps, while a new autofill feature remembers login information to allow for quicker username and password entry.

Support for new Unicode 10 emoji is...

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Tuesday August 22

09:00
Dow Chemical balances the equation between virtual...

Today’s post was written by Ron Markezich, corporate vice president for Microsoft.

 

These are exciting times for one of the world’s largest chemical companies. This month, Dow Chemical expects to finalize its merger with DuPont, creating DowDuPont and spinning off into three global businesses that focus on material sciences, specialty products, and agriculture. Global changes at this level require a complete, intelligent, and secure workplace transformation supported by agile cloud services. We’re excited that Dow chose Microsoft 365 Enterprise to empower more than 60,000 employees to work together creatively in highly secure virtual environments.

Mario Ferket, IT engineering director at Dow Chemical, explains why Microsoft 365...

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Monday August 21

10:00
New Beta Downloads Now Available

A new beta of Xcode 9 is now available, and includes Swift 4 and SDKs used to build apps with the latest innovations and powerful capabilities in macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

  • Xcode 9 beta 6 (9M214v)
  • macOS High Sierra 10.13 beta 7 (17A352a)
  • iOS 11 beta 7 (15A5362a)
  • tvOS 11 beta 7 (15J5369a)


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10:00
New Beta Downloads Now Available

A new beta of Xcode 9 is now available, and includes Swift 4 and SDKs used to build apps with the latest innovations and powerful capabilities in macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

  • Xcode 9 beta 6 (9M214v)
  • macOS High Sierra 10.13 beta 7 (17A352a)
  • iOS 11 beta 7 (15A5362a)
  • tvOS 11 beta 7 (15J5369a)


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Wednesday August 16

11:29
About the security content of tvOS 10.1

This document describes the security content of tvOS 10.1.

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11:29
About the security content of iOS 10.2

This document describes the security content of iOS 10.2.

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Monday August 14

10:00
New Beta Downloads Now Available

Test your apps with the latest beta release of macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

  • macOS High Sierra 10.13 beta 6 (17A344b)
  • iOS 11 beta 6 (15A5354b)
  • watchOS 4 beta 6 (15R5357b)
  • tvOS 11 beta 6 (15J5360b)


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10:00
New Beta Downloads Now Available

Test your apps with the latest beta release of macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

  • macOS High Sierra 10.13 beta 6 (17A344b)
  • iOS 11 beta 6 (15A5354b)
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  • tvOS 11 beta 6 (15J5360b)


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Tuesday August 8

10:15
Introducing the Outlook.com beta

Today, we’re launching the Outlook.com beta, an opt-in web experience where you can try out new product innovations and let us know what you think. Recent advances in programming, design, and artificial intelligence have enabled our engineers and designers to improve the Outlook.com web experience in several areas—and we’re eager to get your feedback. If you enjoy being a part of what’s next, just click the Try the beta toggle, rolling out to all users in the next few weeks. You can test drive our new experience and switch back to the regular web experience any time.

Here’s a look at what’s new:

A faster experience

We’re implementing a more responsive web development framework that delivers an upgraded search feature, a fresher look with a modern conversation style and a new design to let you see, read, and attach files and photos faster.

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Monday August 7

10:00
New Beta Downloads Now Available

A new beta of Xcode 9 is now available, and includes Swift 4 and SDKs used to build apps with the latest innovations and powerful capabilities in macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

  • Xcode 9 beta 5 (9M202q)
  • macOS High Sierra 10.13 beta 5 (17A330h)
  • iOS 11 beta 5 (15A5341f)
  • watchOS 4 beta 5 (15R5345g)
  • tvOS 11 beta 5 (15J5347f)


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10:00
New Beta Downloads Now Available

A new beta of Xcode 9 is now available, and includes Swift 4 and SDKs used to build apps with the latest innovations and powerful capabilities in macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

  • Xcode 9 beta 5 (9M202q)
  • macOS High Sierra 10.13 beta 5 (17A330h)
  • iOS 11 beta 5 (15A5341f)
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Thursday August 3

09:14
6 Things Every Boss Must Do to Help Employees Stay...

My latest Inc Post, 6 Things Every Boss Must Do to Help Employees Stay Calm Amidst Change, is up at
https://www.inc.com/charles-edge/6-ways-to-keep-your-cool-when-change-hits-your-com.html

It starts off like this:

I once spent hundreds of hours creating a training program and corresponding curriculum.

It turned into a lesson on how quickly things change in the technology industry — the program was out of date within two years.

The experience also was frustrating in another way. We had too many rules at...

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Monday July 31

15:00
Expanded Tester Limits in TestFlight

Now you can gain even more valuable feedback by inviting up to 10,000 users to beta test your apps before you release them on the App Store. TestFlight makes it simple to invite testers using just their email address and lets testers quickly provide feedback within the TestFlight app.

Learn more about TestFlight.

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15:00
Expanded Tester Limits in TestFlight

Now you can gain even more valuable feedback by inviting up to 10,000 users to beta test your apps before you release them on the App Store. TestFlight makes it simple to invite testers using just their email address and lets testers quickly provide feedback within the TestFlight app.

Learn more about TestFlight.

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08:59
New to Office 365 in July—Microsoft 365, business...

This month, we announced Microsoft 365, debuted three new business apps and introduced features to help Office 365 subscribers present ideas in more creative and polished ways.

The post New to Office 365 in July—Microsoft 365, business apps and more appeared first on Office Blogs.

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Thursday July 27

16:20
Microsoft OneDrive recognized as a Leader in Gartner...

Today, we are happy to announce that Gartner has recognized Microsoft as a leader in the new CCP (Content Collaboration Platforms) Magic Quadrant Report for 2017. In addition to being positioned as leader, Microsoft was placed highest for Ability to Execute.

The post Microsoft OneDrive recognized as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Content Collaboration Platforms appeared first on Office Blogs.

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08:08
Hook The Lintings

Friends don’t let friends commit puppet code with obvious errors. Especially when you’re working with a team, having a consistent style enforced by something like puppet-lint means less messy diffs as you send changes to each other to review. And if you’re leveraging stuff like r10k, you definitely don’t want that screwed up, where the rubber meets the road.

Here’s a way to use one of the more popular collection of puppet-specific hooks to add checks before you commit locally across the modules you maintain and deploy.

First, for consistencies sake, you probably want to make sure you have a consistent directory in your home folder to point at. If you don’t have one already, you can create a binary directory to store stuff like csshX, munkipkg, and other fun items that you want in your path.

mkdir bin
chmod 700 bin
chmod +a "group:everyone deny delete" bin

(if you want to add it to your path temporarily, you’d run PATH=$PATH:~/bin or add it on...

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Wednesday July 26

12:57
Logs, Logging, And Logger (Oh My)!

Apple has a number of different logging APIs. For the past few releases, Apple has tried to capture everything possible in logs, creating what many administrators and developers might consider to be a lot of chatter. As such, an entirely new interface needed to be developed to categorize and filter messages sent into system logs.

Writing Logs

The logger command is still used to create entries in system logs. However, if you are then using tail to view /var/log/system.log then you will notice that you no longer see your entry being written. This is because as the logs being created in macOS have gotten more complex, the tools to read and write those logs has gotten more complicated as well.

Let’s take a simple log entry. Below, we’ll write the string “Hello Logs” into the system log. To do so, use the –i option to put the process id of the logger process and –s to write to the system log, as well as to stderr. To make the entry easier we’ll tag it with –t...

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Friday July 21

14:41
About the security content of Wi-Fi Update for Boot...

This document describes the security content of Wi-Fi Update for Boot Camp 6.1.

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Wednesday July 19

09:15
About the security content of iTunes 12.6.2 for...

This document describes the security content of iTunes 12.6.2 for Windows.

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09:13
About the security content of iCloud for Windows 6.2...

This document describes the security content of iCloud for Windows 6.2.2.

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09:11
About the security content of watchOS 3.2.3

This document describes the security content of watchOS 3.2.3.

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09:09
About the security content of tvOS 10.2.2

This document describes the security content of tvOS 10.2.2.

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Development Operations and Site Reliability Engineer, Apple Payment Gateway Job Number: 57572631 Santa Clara Valley, California, United States Posted: Jul. 27, 2017 Read more
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Development Operations and Site Reliability Engineer, Apple Payment Gateway Job Number: 57572631 Santa Clara Valley, California, United States Posted: Jul. 27, 2017 Read more
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