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11:20
watchOS 4 now available for download

Apple has released watchOS 4, featuring a “proactive” Siri watch face, personalized Activity coaching and a new music experience. The update also sports an enhanced Workout app and introduces GymKit, a technology platform that will offer customers connected workouts with cardio equipment.

Siri intelligence extends further into Apple Watch with the new Siri watch face. With each raise of the wrist, the information on the display dynamically updates based on the time of day, daily routines and pertinent data from apps such as Activity, Alarms, Breathe, Calendar, Maps, Reminders and Wallet, as well as headlines from the new Apple News app for Apple Watch, according to Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer.

With watchOS 4, the Activity app delivers “intelligent coaching and tailored encouragement” to help close Activity Rings more often and achieve longer success streaks. Every morning, users will receive a personalized notification if they’re close to earning...

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10:42
iOS is now available

iPhone and iPad customers around the world can now update their devices to iOS 11, which brings augmented reality to iOS devices and new professional capabilities improve images in Photos and Camera.

Siri is more natural and useful and a redesigned App Store makes it easier to discover apps and games. The all-new Dock provides quick access to favorite and frequently used apps and documents from any screen and makes it easier to work with multiple apps with Split View and now Slide Over.

Drag ‘n Drop makes moving images, text and files between apps easier than ever using Multi-Touch. And Apple Pencil is more deeply integrated into iPad Pro with support for inline drawing and a new Instant Notes feature that opens Notes from the Lock Screen by simply tapping Apple Pencil on the display.

The all-new Files app provides a central place to access and organize files no matter where they’re located — on iPad or in the cloud with built-in support for iCloud Drive as...

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10:37
Stairways Software releases Keyboard Maestro 8.0

Stairways Software has rolled out Keyboard Maestro 8.0, the new version of its automation tool for the Mac.

With it, you can automate almost any repetitive task you do on your Mac—from opening web pages at a specific time to rating iTunes songs. Version 8.0 enhances the editor, expands MIDI support, adds comprehensive AppleScript support, revamps the clipboard switchers, adds Gesture, Cron and Remote triggers, with lots of new actions and additions to the engine, and more.

New customers can purchase Keyboard Maestro for $36. Customers with five or more users can contact Stairways Software for a volume discount quote.

Customers who purchased Keyboard Maestro directly from Stairways Software after March 1, 2017, have been issued a free upgrade to Keyboard Maestro 8. Customers who purchased Keyboard Maestro 7 prior to March 1, 2017 can upgrade to Keyboard Maestro 8 for $18 until Nov. 19 and for $25 after that date.

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10:24
Belkin introduces 3.5mm Audio + Charge RockStar adapter for new iPhones

Belkin has announced the 3.5 mm Audio + Charge RockStar adapter for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus. It plugs into the Lightning connector, offering a way for users to simultaneously charge their iPhone and listen to music using 3.5 mm headphone jack devices.

This adapter also allows for data syncing through the Lightning connector as well as microphone and remote control on the headphone jack. The Belkin 3.5 mm Audio + Charge RockStar is compatible with headphones, speakers and other audio devices that connect via a 3.5 mm headphone jack, and is MFi (“Made for iPhone”) certified. Along with the existing Belkin Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar consumers now have multiple ways to charge and listen at the same time while at work, at home or on the go.

The 3.5 mm Audio + Charge RockStar is available at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $34.99 on Belkin.com, Apple.com and at Apple retail stores worldwide.

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05:38
Typinator is ready for macOS High Sierra

Ergonis Software has announced Typinator 7.3, a maintenance update to their text expander.

It’s not only a typing assistant that speeds repetitive typing tasks, but also a system-wide auto-correction tool that automatically fixes typing errors and misspelled words. Version 7.3 comes with more than 40 enhancements and is compatible with the upcoming macOS High Sierra, which is due next week.

Typinator 7.3 requires macOS 10.6 or higher. It can be purchased on the Ergonis Software website (www.ergonis.com). The upgrade to Typinator 7.3 is free for Typinator 7 license owners and for anyone who purchased a license for Typinator 6 on or after Jan. 1, 2016. Upgrade paths are available for owners of older licenses.

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05:31
StatGeek announces LineUp, LineUp Pro for the Mac

StatGeek has announced Lineup and Lineup Plus for the Mac. They allow users to produce advanced basketball statistics along with statistics on 5-man groups, 2-man groups and 3-man groups in seconds.

Each program works off play-by-play data produced by any number of statistics programs, including StatGeek’s own iPad app. Lineup produces advanced statistics such as effective field goal percentage, true shooting percentage and efficiency along with five-man lineup data.

Lineup Plus produces everything the Lineup does, along with data on two and three man groups so a coach can identify the pairs and trios that are working best together no matter which five-man group they’re partnered with. Lineup is available via StatGeek online (https://statgeek.com) for $199 for a 12-month subscription, and Lineup Plus is $399 for a 12-month subscription.

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Sep 18
Reinvented Software introduces Keep It 1.0 for the Mac

Reinvented Software has debuted Keep It 1.0 for the Mac. It combines notebook and organizer features.

With Keep It, you can take notes for that idea you need to save, or list you need to make, save web pages as links, and PDFs for offline viewing. The app can be used to edit its own notes, along with rich and plain text files, and can store any kind of file. Keep It will also show summaries, thumbnails and previews for most file formats.

Keep It for Mac 1.0 requires macOS 10.12 Sierra or later, and is available as a 15-day demo (http://reinventedsoftware.com/keepit/) that can be unlocked upon purchase. A license costs $49.99. iOS versions are available at the Apple App Store.

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Sep 18
ChronoSync for macOS upgraded to version 4.8

Econ Technologies (https://www.econtechnologies.com) has upgraded ChronoSync, its backup utility for the Mac, to version 4.8. “Assistants” now guide you through the process of configuring a Synchronizer Task. This lets you run syncs and backups automatically when files are changed

ChronoSync 4.8 — a free update for registered users — also adds a “Validate” step to check backed up data and verify the integrity not only of the file contents, but all file attributes and metadata associated with the files. You can confirm backups down to every last detail and get a report of anything that might be out-of-sync.

ChronoSync costs $49.99. Its $14.99 companion app, ChronoAgent, allows any Mac to accept direct, secure connections from any ChronoSync Mac or any InterConneX iOS device to access or transfer data. Demos are available for download.

ChronoMonitor is an iPhone app that...

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Sep 18
B-Eng updates File Manager Pro for macOS with added encryption abilities

B-Eng has rolled out File Manager Pro 1.7.1, an update to their dual panel file manager for the Mac.

Along with basic functions like copying and moving files and directories, the tool allows you to compress and uncompress files, compare files and folders, synching files and directories and manipulating content of folders and files from an interactive, graphical overview. Version 1.7. introduces encryption abilities.

File Manager Pro 1.7.1 require macOS 10.11 or higher and costs $18.99. It’s available at the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/y7kwm9mf).

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Sep 18
Mail Archiver X for macOS adds support for archiving to Evernote

Moth Software has revved Mail Archiver X, its email companion app for macOS, to version 4.1. The app allows consolidation, archiving, and permanent storage of emails.

Emails may be saved in the application's native database format, or in Evernote, Filemaker, PDF, mbox, or Text. Mail Archiver X 4.1 adds support for directly archiving to Evernote.

Mail Archiver X 4.1 costs $39.95 and and available directly from Moth Software. A free, fully-functional, 12-day trial version can be downloaded (http://www.mothsoftware.com).

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Sep 18
TunesKit DRM Media Converter for Mac Now Fully Supports iTunes 12.7

TunesKit Software has announced DRM Media Converter for Mac 3.5.1, an update to its DRM removal product for the Mac. This version adds support for iTunes 12.7 on macOS 10.12 and lower.

DRM Media Converter was designed to losslessly remove DRM encryption from iTunes movie purchases and rentals, TV episodes, and music videos by converting the protected M4V videos to DRM-free formats, including MP4, M4V, MOV, AVI, FLV, MP3, AAC, and more.

DRM Media Converter requires macOS 10.8 or higher. It cost $44.95; a demo is available for download (http://www.tuneskit.com/tuneskit-for-mac.html).

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Sep 18
B-Eng introduces Enigma for Mac

B-Eng has introduced Enigma 1.0, a utility to encrypt files on any Mac. According to Christian Schaffner, general manager of B-Eng., it uses military standard and government standard encryption algorithms.

Once a password is set in Eniga, encryption and decryption can tech be done with a single mouse click. It require macOS 10.6 or higher.

Enigma 1.0 costs $2.99. It’s available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/y7uqssf9).

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Sep 15
Satechi releases Vertical Laptop Stand

Satechi has released its Vertical Laptop Stand. It elevates most laptops and tablets, keeping desks and tables clutter-free and safe from water or coffee spills.

Aside from maximizing desk space while storing laptops or tablets in an upright, vertical position, the stand is designed to keep ports exposed for charging, connecting to monitors. Additionally, its aluminum body helps devices stay cool as its bottom chamber regulates air flow and helps to prevent overheating.  

Made with anodized aluminum, the Vertical Laptop Stand is heavy enough to securely hold laptops and tablets without toppling over, according to the folks at Satechi. The Vertical Laptop Stand’s sleek, adjustable design allows it to be universally compatible with laptops and tablets, even with shell cases, with one-half inch to 1.5 inch thickness, including the MacBook, MacBook Pro, Dell XPS, Asus Zenbook, Samsung Notebook and more. 

Satechi’s Vertical Laptop Stand is available in now silver,...

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Sep 15
Fission 2.4 brings revamped support for creating custom ringtones for...

Rogue Amoeba has updated Fission (https://rogueamoeba.com/fission/), its macOS audio editor. Version 2.4 brings revamped support for creating custom ringtones for use on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

iTunes 12.7 removed several features, including support for managing and syncing custom tones. This feature removal broke functionality in several current apps, including Apple's own GarageBand app, as well as older versions of Fission. However, with Fission 2.4, users can once again save custom tones for use on iOS devices.

Fission runs on macOS and higher, with a free fully-functional trial available for download. While in trial mode, the quality of saved files is intentionally degraded via a series of fades in the audio. The unrestricted full version can be purchased for $29.

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Sep 15
KnowledgeMiner Software releases INSIGHTS 6 for macOS

KnowledgeMiner Software has released INSIGHTS 6 for macOS (10.9 or later). It’s an update of the predictive analytics tool for forecasting macroeconomic development.

INSIGHTS 6 introduces Systems of Equations, a superset of Vector Auto-regressive Models, to allow model development from observation data of linear and non-linear interdependent systems and processes for multi-step ex ante forecasting. there are accompanying examples such as forecasting the U.S., Japanese, or German national economies until 2021.

INSIGHTS for macOS is available as either Free, Student, Advanced, Professional, or Ultimate editions. All are available exclusively from the KnowledgeMiner Software website (http://www.knowledgeminer.eu).

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Sep 14
Apple seeds golden master of macOS High Sierra to developers, beta...

Apple has released a golden master (GM) candidate of macOS High Sierra to developers and public beta testers A golden master is a final version of software ready for release to manufacturing.

The macOS High Sierra GM can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center or over-the-air using the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store for those in Apple’s Public Beta Testing Program. The finished version of the operating system update is due Tuesday, September 20. macOS High Sierra will run on all machines that are compatible with macOS Sierra.

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Sep 14
DHS tells all federal agencies to shutter user of Kaspersky Lab software

The US Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a binding operational directive to all federal agencies, ordering them to shutter use of Kaspersky software within 90 days over concerns with the Russian-based company's ties to the Kremlin, reports “ZDNet” (http://tinyurl.com/ya5eulbk).

Kaspersky Lab is a Russian multinational cybersecurity and anti-virus provider headquartered in Moscow, Russia, and operated by a holding company in the United Kingdom. It ranks fourth in the global ranking of antivirus vendors by revenue. The company has became the subject of controversy in the United States, over allegations that it has engaged with the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), in the wake of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

DHS is giving federal agencies 30 days to identify Kaspersky Lab products on their networks and to remove and discontinue present and future use...

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Sep 14
Guide book released for iPhone X and iOS 11

Tap Guides has introduced the “iPhone X Guide,” (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075M8XMPJ), a book available in the Amazon Kindle Store that covers details of the iPhone X and iOS 11.

Priced at $3.99, it covers features such as Face ID, iOS 11, every built-in app and the iPhone X hardware. It's also packed with large color images that help to visually explain tips and tutorials.

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Sep 14
.com Solutions releases FmPro Migrator Platinum Edition 8.34.

.com Solutions has released FmPro Migrator Platinum Edition 8.34. FmPro Migrator is a stand-alone application that migrates FileMaker Pro databases to MySQL, Oracle, Access, SQL Server, Sybase, DB2, OpenBase and more.

Users of Microsoft Access databases can lift the limitations of Microsoft Access with FmPro Migrator 8.34 conversions to FileMaker 16. Table Consolidation processing has also been enhanced.

FmPro Migrator Developer Edition is priced at $600 per developer. A demo is available for download (http://tinyurl.com/yhzahuk).

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Sep 13
Mellel word processor for macOS revved to version 4.0

Mellel has released Mellel 4.0, an upgrade of its word processor for the Mac. The new version includes over 200 new and improved features, is built from the ground up and designed “to save writers both time and frustration associated with traditional word processors.”

The folks at Mellel say version 4.0 aims to replace Microsoft Word as the preferred word processor of writers who use Macs. It enables long-form content writers to manage their writing, offers an improved way to create detailed outlines and reduces the time it takes to prepare professional-level documents.

You can, for instance, create sets of hundreds of actions to change a document from American English to UK English with a press of a button. Mellel 4’s Story: feature enables users to write down (in advanced or with an existing manuscript) the plot or the main events in their story. It also lets writers set what happens in the story/manuscript, who's doing it and where it happens.

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Sep 19
Wrist wearables market gaining momentum

The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is the growing niche market for wrist wearables, according to Research and Markets (www.researchandmarkets.com).

The popularity of wrist wearables has been growing to a large extent in the global smart wearables market, adds the research group. Apart from smartwatches and fitness bands, the vendors in the market are focusing on the development and manufacture of various other wrist wearables, including bracelets and tags.

According to Research and Markets, one of the major drivers for this market is compatibility with other electronic devices. One of the most significant features of a smartwatch is its ability to connect with several devices such as TVs, media players, headsets, smartphones, laptops, point-of-sale devices, and several other devices that have Bluetooth and NFC connectivity capabilities. Currently, smartwatches can be...

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Sep 18
Nearly 40% of consumers would switch insurance...

Parks Associates has announced new research showing that nearly 40% of U.S. broadband households with an insurance policy would switch providers in order to obtain smart home products as part of a new insurance service.

The research group also notes that more than 80% of those likely to switch insurance providers are also likely to purchase smart home products with prevention features.

"Insurance companies that are prepared to enter the IoT space will be able to capture new market share by luring consumers already in the market for smart home devices," said Brad Russell, senior analyst, Parks Associates. "Some innovative insurers are already offering free or subsidized smart home devices in marketing efforts, but they will need to make investments in order to have the technological capabilities to collect and leverage the data to realize the full value of these devices. Both short- and long-term benefits in new services and customers will make these worthwhile.”

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Sep 18
Most Internet users lack basic cybersecurity practice

NordVPN (www.nordvpn.com), a VPN service provider, has conducted a National Privacy Test – a survey of almost 5,000 respondents in English-speaking countries, which has determined that, on average, Internet users are not aware of basic online security rules. The average rate of correct answers was 44 out of 100, showing some dangerous gaps in general public’s cybersecurity knowledge.
 
“We understand that privacy tools can sometimes be overwhelming,” said Marty P. Kamden, CMO of NordVPN. “Therefore, our goal is to find major weaknesses in cybersecurity knowledge of average Internet users and to show them the privacy tools used by experts. Moreover, we want to help people realize that significantly enhancing their security is not that complicated and can be done in few clicks. We have also noticed that even though people seem to know the answers to many questions, they do not apply their knowledge in practice....

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Sep 15
Nearly 50% of U.S. broadband households concerned...

According to new data from Parks Associates (www.parksassociates.com) says that nearly 50% of U.S. broadband households are concerned about unauthorized access of to their personal data.

"Operators are transitioning their business models from narrow consumer cases of providing broadband, video, and voice to operating as comprehensive media and technology entities," said Glenn Hower, senior analyst, Parks Associates. "In addition, operators are expanding their definition of security from preventing content piracy to securing big data streams and protecting consumer privacy."

According to Parks Associates, nearly 50% of U.S. broadband households are very concerned that someone will access their connected devices or data without permission. Nearly 75% want to keep tight control over their personal data. By addressing these consumer concerns and allaying fears, operators have the opportunity to...

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Sep 15
Gartner: finance moving to the cloud faster than...

A major shift is taking place in how enterprises select their financial management applications, with a migration to cloud applications happening faster than expected, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com). A recent survey of senior finance executives by the research group found that by 2020, 36% of enterprises will use the cloud to support more than half of their transactional systems of record.

Gartner surveyed 439 global senior financial executives (including 410 who had implemented cloud strategic and financial corporate performance management solutions) from January through March 2017 to explore their technology perspective, influence of IT, needs and priorities in technology investment.
According to the survey:

° Organizations of all sizes are moving to cloud solutions, such as core financial applications, for transactional systems of record.

° Cloud momentum is consistently higher...

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Sep 14
Gartner: server shipments grew 2.4% in the second...

In the second quarter of 2017, worldwide server revenue increased 2.8 percent year over year, while shipments grew 2.4% from the second quarter of 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com).

"The second quarter of 2017 produced some growth compared with the first quarter on a global level, with varying regional results," said Jeffrey Hewitt, research vice president at Gartner. "The growth for the quarter is attributable to two main factors. The first is strong regional performance in Asia/Pacific because of data center infrastructure build-outs, mostly in China. The second is ongoing hyperscale data center growth that is exhibited in the self-build/ODM (original design manufacturer) segment.”

x86 servers increased 2.5% in shipments and 6.9% in revenue, according to the research group. RISC/Itanium Unix servers fell globally for the period — down 21.4 percent in shipments and 24.9 percent in vendor...

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Sep 13
Mobile data roaming revenues to reach $31 billion by...

A new study from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) has found that operator revenues from international mobile data roaming are expected to grow at an average annual growth rate of 8%, reaching $31 billion in 2022 compared to $21 billion in 2017.

This is despite a global fall in data revenues by 11% in 2017 – including a 46% decline in West Europe - as a result of operators increasingly offering RLAH (Roam Like at Home) packages around the world, according to the research group. RLAH enables users to use their monthly voice, data, and messaging allowance while roaming without incurring additional charges.

Juniper Research found that the introduction of unlimited roaming data plans in the US, Europe, and Far East will significantly drive usage by mobile roamers, leading to average data usage exceeding 1GB by the end of 2020.

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Sep 13
About 42% new security system installations include a...

New research from Parks Associates (www.parksassociates.com) reveals that 42% of new security installations include a smart home device such as a door lock, light, or thermostat.

The data also shows that interactive services, or the ability to remotely monitor and control the security panel and sensors, are now included in more than 70% of new security system installs. At the end of 2016, nearly 60% of U.S. broadband households with professional monitoring reported having interactive services.

"The residential security market, due in part to its position as the leading channel for smart home solutions, has attracted numerous new entrants, beginning with Comcast in 2010, followed by Time Warner Cable and AT&T," said Dina Abdelrazik, research analyst, Parks Associates. "The importance of interactive services is apparent, as dealers recognize and acknowledge the positive impact on attrition...

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Sep 12
Microsoft, SAS, Google, VMware most likely to be...

Companies often use a metric called Net Promoter Score (NPS) as a measure of loyalty, as it calculates the likelihood that customers will recommend a company to friends and colleagues.

In a new report, “Tech Vendor NPS Benchmark, 2017,” the Temkin Group (www.TemkinGroup.com) analyzed NPS of 58 tech vendors based on feedback from 800 IT decision makers within large North American companies. NPS can range from a low of -100 to a high of +100. With an NPS of 43, Microsoft servers came out with the top score, followed by SAS Institute, Google, and VMware.
At the other end of the spectrum, four tech vendors have NPS below 0: Accenture, Affiliated Computer Services, Autodesk, and Fujitsu.

This is the sixth year that Temkin Group has completed the NPS study. The average NPS dropped from 29.9 last year to 21.4 this year, the lowest level across the six years.

"We found a wide range of Net...

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Sep 12
Enterprise servers market growing at a ‘decent pace’

The enterprise servers market is growing at a decent pace, and isn't going to saturate during the forecast period, according to new data from Research and Markets (www.researchandmarkets.com).

A server is a hardware system that works on an opposite software and offers network services by functioning across the computer network. A server can work on a single computer termed as a server computer or on a network comprising of many interconnected computers.

One of the major drivers of the enterprise servers market is the rise in demand for x86 servers, according to Research and Markets. Demand for enterprise servers is growing with the progress in cloud computing solutions and services market. Enterprises offering cloud computing services are implementing enterprise servers to encounter the speed and uptime demand for their services.

The evolving big data trend is also driving the...

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Samson’s (www.samsontech.com) new MediaOne M30 Powered Studio Monitors are a compact, full-range speaker solution for all desktop and multimedia applications. They’re suitable for consumers looking for an affordable,... Read more »
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10:01
Apple's iOS 11 available to all, brings better...




Apple's iOS 11's first mainstream release is now available, and features includes ARKit, a revamped Control Center with deep 3D Touch support, Do Not Disturb When Driving, a new look for the App Store, a new voice for Siri, multi-speaker support with AirPlay 2, and more.

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10:00
Apple launches tvOS 11 for Apple TV, adding live...




As promised Apple on Tuesday released the finished version of tvOS 11, build 15J381, an update for fourth-generation Apple TVs that brings mostly evolutionary improvements, the most significant being live news and sports features in the TV app.

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09:58
Apple releases iOS 11 for iPhone and iPad, here’s...

Apple has just released iOS 11 to the public, for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users. The major update brings a variety of new features including a redesigned Control Center, a brand-new App Store, the new Files app, Do Not Disturb While Driving, a new Lock Screen / Cover Sheet experience, and much more.

iOS 11 is also a major focus for iPad with new ways to share data and multitask with Drag and Drop, upgraded Split View and a whole new Dock. Read on for our walkthrough of all the new features in iOS 11 …

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09:58
tvOS 11 update for Apple TV is now available, here’s...

There’s a new software update out for the fourth-gen Apple TV that brings a few useful new features to the set-top box. tvOS 11 brings automatic dark mode switching, Home Screen Sync, proper AirPods support, and more to the Apple TV.

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09:57
Apple released a new iOS Firmware

Apple just released iOS 11.0 (Build 15J381) for:

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09:40
Article: Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of...

Last week Apple quietly released iTunes 12.7 to accompany its announcement of new iPhone, Apple TV, and Apple Watch hardware and to correspond with the upcoming release of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra. Although this latest version is still a relatively minor update in a series of small “point” updates going back to the initial debut of iTunes 12 almost three years ago, it actually represents a major shift in the approach of iTunes, removing…

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 13″ MacBook Air 256GB $940,...

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications. more…

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09:24
Apple's iPhone 5s takes comparatively mild...




While 2013's iPhone 5s is the oldest device to support iOS 11, the device takes a smaller performance hit with the new software than the iPhone 5 does running iOS 10, or the iPhone 4S running iOS 9, according to benchmarks shared on Tuesday.

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09:21
Tim Cook calls $999 iPhone X a ‘value price’ in new...

In his first interview since Apple’s iPhone X event last week, today Tim Cook sat down with Good Morning America host Robin Roberts. The interview ranges from covering iOS 11 and ARKit, Cook’s latest thoughts on DACA, and why he thinks the iPhone X at $999 is a “value price.”

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08:31
Video: Everything you need to know about Apple'...




In our latest video, AppleInsider goes through every new detail, feature and specification on the iPhone 8 series lineup, helping you decide whether to upgrade or wait for the iPhone X.

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08:27
∞ The iOS 11 reviews are rolling in, here’s a live...

Apple officially released iOS 11 today and, as you’d expect, the reviews are rolling in. I’m accumulating a list of reviews […]

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08:25
Pi Plans to Make the iPhone’s Wireless Charging...

The iPhone 8 and iPhone X add convenience to charging up thanks to their Qi support, but Pi wants to remove the charging plate so our smartphones only need to be nearby to juice up.


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08:17
Adding tiny, in-line charts to your text

This is a little hard to explain, so take a moment to jump to the AtF Spark web site. Their examples make the concept quite clear.

In a nutshell, you download a font that lets you use a simple markup to embed cool little charts in your text. Terrific idea.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:50
News: August updates Smart Lock, unveils Smart Lock...

August has updated its Smart Lock and created the new Smart Lock Pro, adding an integrated DoorSense sensor that can let users know remotely whether their door is open or closed. The new Smart Lock ditches the large cylindrical look of the original for a more traditional thumb turn, and also shaves the price from $229 to $149. The more upscale Smart Lock Pro ($279) maintains the original look and includes a Connect Wi-Fi Bridge to allow for control…

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07:45
Parrot launches Bebop 2 Power drone with longer...

Parrot is on a roll! Last week it announced the new Parrot Mambo FPV mini race drone. Now it has just announced the all-new Parrot Bebop 2 Power drone which offers longer flight time, and comes with 2 batteries standard, so you can fly for up to an hour. It also includes the brand new Parrot Cockpitglasses 2 FPV goggles and offers other new features that we will describe after the jump.
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07:33
New Fitness AR app lets you explore your Strava...

If you enjoy reviewing your cycle rides, runs or hikes in Strava, a new app lets you do this in augmented reality.

Fitness AR projects a 3D terrain map of your path onto a table-top, and allows you to walk around it, viewing it from different angles, as well as move in close to check out details …

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07:30
KGI Analyst: Apple Watch Series 3 demand higher than...

Juli Clover, MacRumors:

Demand for Apple’s high-end flagship iPhone X is “very likely” to cannibalize iPhone 8 pre-orders, predicts KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in a note sent out to investors this morning.

iPhone pre-orders traditionally sell out in September due to high demand, but this year, many models of the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus were available for launch day delivery through the weekend, and continue to remain readily available for launch day pickup in Apple retail stores.

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As for the Apple Watch Series 3, Kuo says demand for the LTE version of the device was “significantly stronger” than expected, perhaps due to the “low premium of $70” over the non-LTE version of the watch.

Both are believable. The iPhone X is compelling, no matter how you feel about the notch.

And the low premium over non-LTE Apple Watch models is a small price to pay for the future-proofing it offers. Pay an extra $70, you’ll be able to turn...

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07:27
Apple File System in macOS High Sierra won’t work...

Enlarge / The 2016 MacBook. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

MacOS High Sierra will come out of beta and roll out to the public next week. If you have previously installed the beta version, you may need to take extra steps before installing the release so your Fusion Drive-toting machine doesn't experience any negative consequences. Apple announced that the new Apple File system (APFS) won't immediately support Fusion Drives and will only support systems with all-flash built-in storage in the initial release of High Sierra.

Those who tested out the beta versions of macOS High Sierra had their Fusion Drives converted to the new APFS. However, support was removed from...

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07:23
Sprint follows AT&T with free iPhone 8 trade-in...

Reuters:

Sprint Corp said on Monday it will offer Apple Inc’s new iPhone 8 for free with a qualifying phone trade-in, following AT&T Inc’s buy one, get one free promotion on Friday for DirecTV and U-verse TV customers.

And:

Both new and existing customers who enroll in the Sprint Flex leasing program will get a free 64GB iPhone 8 if they trade in newer iPhone and Samsung models, Sprint said on Monday.

AT&T’s video customers could buy a new iPhone 8 or 8 Plus, add a line and receive a $699 credit for a second device beginning with pre-orders on Friday.

Carrier wars. Competition that is good for consumers.

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07:16
How Apple’s pricey new iPhone X tests economic theory

Wall Street Journal:

Thorstein Veblen was a cranky economist of Norwegian descent who coined the phrase “conspicuous consumption” and theorized that certain products could defy the economic laws of gravity by stoking more demand with superhigh prices.

And:

Typically, raising the price of a good lowers demand for it. If beef becomes too expensive, people will buy more chicken.

Mr. Veblen’s theory posits that some consumers want a product even more when the price rises because the expense broadcasts status, taste and wealth.

And:

By unveiling the new iPhone X last week with a price of $1,000, Apple Inc. is pushing the envelope even further than Samsung Electronics Co., which unveiled the $950 Note 8 phone this year. Rather than trying to attract consumers with cheaper prices, the companies are fighting for customers with expensive price tags.

And:

The biggest spikes came for iPhones that were the most visibly distinct, such as...

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07:07
iOS 11 fails the detail test, says designer, as he...

Apple prides itself on its fanatical attention to detail, with many stories of the lengths to which Steve Jobs would go in the pursuit of perfecting even the smallest of UI elements. In one of them, Google’s then VP of engineering Vic Gundotra describes being called by Steve at home on a Sunday.

So Vic, we have an urgent issue, one that I need addressed right away. I’ve already assigned someone from my team to help you, and I hope you can fix this tomorrow. I’ve been looking at the Google logo on the iPhone and I’m not happy with the icon. The second O in Google doesn’t have the right yellow gradient. 

Tim Cook and...

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07:02
iPhone 8 wireless charging speed will improve with...




At launch, the iPhone 8 will recharge via inductive wireless technology at a rate comparable to the standard 5-watt charger that ships with the handset. But Apple plans to improve that speed with a future software update.

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Tuesday September 19

09:59
Apple Releases iOS 11 With Revamped Lock Screen, Fresh A...

Apple today officially released iOS 11, the newest operating system designed for the iPad, iPhone, and iPad touch. iOS 11 is available on the iPhone 5s and later, the iPad mini 2 and later, the iPad Air and later, and the 6th-generation iPod touch.

The update is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the update, go to Settings --> General --> Software Update. It could potentially take a few minutes for the update to propagate to all users due to high demand.

iOS 11 is a major update that brings a refreshed look and feel to both the iPhone and the iPad. It introduces subtle design changes to interface elements throughout the OS, like bolder text, a new look for apps, revamped icons, and a redesigned usage experience for the Lock screen and the Control Center.

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09:52
The Apple Store in Ningbo City China Opened last Weekend...

Patently Apple posted a report on September 5th to let Chinese Fans know that Apple's next store was going to open in Ningbo City on the 19th and on the weekend it opened on cue. The photo below shows the two story store as evening was about to set it. The photo came from the Storeteller site. An Apple Store...

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08:50
Apple's CEO Talks up AR and new iPhone's on...

Apple's CEO said on Good Morning America today that Apple will today allow iPhone users to update their devices to iOS 11, a development that will bring an augmented reality ...

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07:19
Tim Cook Calls Today's Launch of iOS 11 and ARKit...

Apple CEO Tim Cook appeared on Good Morning America earlier today to discuss topics surrounding iOS 11, taking place a few hours ahead of the software update's launch later this afternoon. One of the major topics of the conversation Cook had with Robin Roberts centered upon augmented reality and ARKit, which will introduce advanced AR features onto compatible iPhones and iPads.

As he has in the past, Cook talked excitedly about augmented reality, explaining that the AR features of iOS 11 are a "huge" addition to the iPhone and iPad ecosystem and will be "unbelievable" for users.

"Well this is huge because it's the first time that hundreds of millions of customers will be able to use AR for the first time. So we're bringing it to mainstream, if you've got an iPhone 6s or later, you have augmented reality today." Roberts then pointed out that AR has been around for a long time before Apple began to work on the technology, and Cook responded by explaining that the...

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06:56
Apple's iPhone 8 offers twice the performance of Sa...

Digital Trends noted in their report yesterday that the better a phone performs, the more it can handle -- and if you want the best-performing phone, the iPhone 8 -- and its A11 Bionic chip - is your best bet. They further noted that when "Compared to the Samsung Galaxy S8, the iPhone 8 performs more than twice as well...

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06:23
Apple Wins 57 Patents Today Covering Dual Optical Image...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 57 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's invention that covers 'Dual Optical Image Stabilization' that was introduced with iPhone X as noted on their web page for the iPhone X Cameras. Apple notes that "We integrated faster, optical image stabilized cameras with advanced machine learning of the A11 Bionic chip." That's another patent fulfilled today. We also cover a patent for ...

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06:08
iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Review Roundup: Powerful Devices Wit...

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus reviews are out, providing us with a closer look at two of Apple's latest smartphones ahead of their Friday launch.

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus via The Verge

The devices represent Apple's first glass-backed iPhones since the iPhone 4s in 2011. Most reviews complimented the glossier design, although there were naturally some concerns about glass being more prone to shattering.

And not everyone was sold on the new look.

The Wall Street Journal's Geoffrey A. Fowler:The glass might remind you of the iPhone 4, one of the most iconic Apple designs. But I’m not sold. The iPhone 7's glossy black finish gives it a contiguous surface, like a pebble smoothed by the ocean. The iPhone 8 shows seams where the glass touches the aluminum band, making it feel a little like a knockoff. And there's no denying it looks...

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04:46
Apple Granted a Patent for one of their wildest Inventio...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 57 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we focus on a single patent titled "Three-Dimensional Imaging and Display System." It's one of the wildest inventions of Apple's on record.

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03:51
Apple Granted Patents for AirPods and Indoor Location Ma...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 57 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover granted patents for AirPods, which only debuted last year, and one for indoor location and mapping which should be coming to market within the next few years.

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03:27
Pi Charger Uses Qi Standard to Extend Wireless Charging...

With the launch of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, Apple added inductive wireless charging support to its mobile devices for the first time. While the feature brought Apple's phones up to speed with existing Qi-compatible charging standards, the announcement fell short of some expectations that this year Apple would introduce technology allowing iPhones to be powered wirelessly at a distance, rather than having to use a charging mat.

However, Pi is a California-based startup that aims to break from that limitation with the Pi Charger – a cone-shaped tabletop device that combines Qi-based resonant induction with a special beam-forming algorithm that allows it to charge multiple devices within about a foot in any direction.

The Pi might not reach the distances claimed by...

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02:20
With Apple's new iPhone 8 and X Introducing Wireles...

Today's report is about wireless charging coming to the iPhone has fulfilled Apple patents and has opened the door future for future innovations to come to life. Our report also notes that the Korean press is admitting that Samsung failed to make wireless charging popular and that Apple is likely to succeed on this front.

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Monday September 18

16:16
PSA: Your Older 32-Bit Apps Won't Launch After Inst...

When millions of iPads and iPhones are updated to iOS 11 tomorrow, older 32-bit apps that have not been updated with iOS 11 support will no longer launch.

If you attempt to open one of these 32-bit apps, iOS 11 will refuse to open it and will offer up a message that says the app needs to be updated to work with the new operating system.

You're also not going to find 32-bit apps available when searching in the new App Store, nor can previously downloaded 32-bit apps be installed through the Purchased tab.

Apple has not widely publicized the imminent lack of support for 32-bit apps, so when older apps stop working tomorrow, it could come as a shock to the users who are still have them installed and use them regularly.

Apple has, however, attempted to warn customers. Starting with the launch of iOS 10.1 in October of 2016, when launching a 32-bit app, Apple informed customers...

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16:03
Apple Customers around the World will be able to update...

Finally, starting Tuesday, iPhone and iPad customers around the world will be able to update their devices to iOS 11, a major update to the world’s most advanced mobile operating system and the biggest software release ever for iPad. iOS 11 brings augmented reality to hundreds of millions of iOS devices and new professional capabilities improve images in Photos and Camera. Siri is more natural and useful and a redesigned App Store makes it easier to discover apps and games.

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12:25
iPhone 8 and iPhone X Don't Support T-Mobile's...

Apple's iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X are not compatible with LTE Band 71, aka T-Mobile's new 600 MHz spectrum the company plans on rolling out in the United States as soon as this year.

All new iPhone models in the United States support FDD-LTE Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, and 66, and TD-LTE bands 4, 38, 39, 40, and 41, according to the Tech Specs page for the devices.

Support for additional bands can't be added retroactively, so Apple's devices will not work with LTE Band 71 until support is added to future iPhones.

T-Mobile purchased the 600 MHz spectrum in an FCC auction in April of 2017. Shortly after, T-Mobile announced plans to use the spectrum to deliver 5G coverage starting in 2019, but later said...

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10:53
Kuo: Apple Watch Series 3 Demand Higher Than Expected as...

Demand for Apple's high-end flagship iPhone X is "very likely" to cannibalize iPhone 8 pre-orders, predicts KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in a note sent out to investors this morning.

iPhone pre-orders traditionally sell out in September due to high demand, but this year, many models of the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus were available for launch day delivery through the weekend, and continue to remain readily available for launch day pickup in Apple retail stores.

Kuo, like many of us, believes this is because many customers are awaiting the iPhone X. KGI is "positive on demand" for iPhone X and believes the market will be conservative on iPhone 8 and its suppliers in the near term. High demand for iPhone X, which does not launch until November, could impact Apple's fourth-quarter earnings results.Historically, it takes 3-6 weeks or more to ship new iPhone models after they are available for preorder, due to initial tight supply and robust demand. However, our...

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10:28
New Apple File System Coming in macOS High Sierra Won...

When macOS High Sierra is released to the public next week, the new Apple File System (APFS) feature will be limited to Macs with all-flash built-in storage, which means it won't work with iMacs that include Fusion Drives.

iMacs with Fusion Drives were converted to APFS during the beta testing process in the first macOS High Sierra beta, but support was removed in subsequent betas and not reimplemented.

With the release of the Golden Master version of the software, Apple has confirmed APFS will not be available for Fusion Drives and has provided instructions for converting from APFS back to the standard HFS+ format.

Public Beta testers who had an iMac with a Fusion Drive converted to APFS will need to follow a long list of instructions to convert back to HFS+, including making a Time Machine Backup, creating a bootable installer, and using Disk Utility to reformat their iMacs and reinstall macOS...

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09:54
Photos of the New York Fifth Avenue Apple Store Site und...

During Apple's Special iPhone event at the Steve Jobs Theater Apple's SVP of Retail Angela Ahrendts graced the stage for the very first time. Beyond attracting attention from W Magazine for her fashionable ensemble that women went nuts over, Ahrendts talked about a number of things happening in Apple retail and one of them was giving us a brief update on Apple's flagship store in New York on Fifth Avenue as noted in our report's cover graphic. Now new ...

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09:24
Apple Pay Cash Coming in Future Update to iOS 11 and wat...

Apple today confirmed that Apple Pay Cash will be released as part of a future update to iOS 11 and watchOS 4.

Coming this fall with an update to iOS 11 and watchOS 4, Apple Pay users will be able to send and receive money from friends and family quickly, easily and securely. Pay and get paid right in Messages, or tell Siri to pay someone, using the credit and debit cards they have in Wallet. When users get paid, they receive the money in their new Apple Pay Cash card in Apple Wallet and can use the money instantly.Apple added a "Coming This Fall" label to Apple Pay Cash on its website recently, so it was already likely the new feature won't be available on iOS 11 launch day tomorrow, and now we know for certain.

Apple Pay Cash is a new peer-to-peer payment service that enables iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch users to send and...

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Sunday September 17

19:49
First iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, and Apple Watch Series 3 Or...

The first iPhone 8, iPhone Plus, Apple TV 4K, and Apple Watch Series 3 orders began shipping out to customers today ahead of a promised delivery date on Friday, September 22, the official launch date for all of the devices.

Apple hasn't updated its order statuses from "Preparing for Shipment" just yet, but packages shipping via UPS are already in transit and can be tracked using a UPS My Choice account or in some cases, by reference number on the UPS website after inputting a phone number associated with an order.

As MacRumors forum members have discovered, many iPhone 8 and 8 Plus devices are shipping from Pennsylvania, while some Apple Watch and Apple TV 4K orders are coming from China. Official...

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08:23
Apple's Liquid Metal Backside & Flexible Wrapar...

Yesterday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple's Face ID has been in the work for many Years and its Debut fulfills many In-Depth Camera Patents." The 3D depth camera technology was derived from Apple's Israeli acquisition of PrimeSense and a number of their patents pointed to 'a pattern of light spots being projected onto an object with accompanying graphics supporting that visual. In today's report we cover two other patents that came to life with iPhone X.

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Monday September 18

09:00
Devon Energy uses Microsoft 365 to maximize...

Today’s post was written by Matt Harper, director of information security and infrastructure at Devon Energy.

The oil business is a tight market because we get paid the same amount for a barrel of oil as our competitors, and oil prices are depressed right now. This means that we have to operate very efficiently to make money. We’re adopting a cloud-first mindset and using Microsoft 365 Enterprise and Azure to help us do that.

Devon Energy is one of the largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in North America. We produce about 250,000 barrels of oil and 1.2 billion cubic feet of natural gas a day. We’re based in Oklahoma City, but the vast majority of our 3,500 employees work in the field, at drilling and production sites. We...

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09:00
Event planning made easier with Office

If you’ve ever had to plan an event, you know how tricky getting all your ducks in a row can be. Chiara Adin of the NA Collective—a New York City–based event agency that creates memorable experiences for clients like H&M, The North Face, and Pandora—has some pointers to help you get everything done on time and on budget.

“Whether you’re planning your wedding, a fundraising event, or hosting an event for 500 people, start with a baseline of how much you’re looking to spend and a way to track your purchases and expenses throughout the planning process,” says Chiara says. “Excel is a great tool for this—use its mathematical capabilities to total and track your expenses in one place.”

Chiara stresses the importance of thinking it all through by taking some time to sit down and visualize your guests’ journey from start to finish. “This will ensure you’re not missing any major details like: How do they find out about it? How do they RSVP or do they need to? How do they...

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Friday September 15

19:27
Use Startup Profiles In macOS

Startup profiles configure profiles to install at the next boot, rather than immediately. Useful in a number of scenarios. Use the -s to define a startup profile and take note that if it fails, the profile will attempt to install at each subsequent reboot until installed. To use the command, simply add a -s then the -F for the profile and the -f to automatically confirm, as follows (and I like to throw in a -v usually for good measure):

profiles -s -F /Profiles/SuperAwesome.mobileconfig -f -v

And that’s it. Nice and easy and you now have profiles that only activate when a computer is started up.

The post Use Startup Profiles In macOS appeared first on krypted.com.

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Thursday September 14

10:00
Updated Guidelines Now Available

The App Store Review Guidelines have been updated. We review all apps submitted to the App Store in an effort to determine whether they are reliable, perform as expected, and are free of offensive material. As you plan and develop your app, make sure to use these updated guidelines.

Read the App Store Review Guidelines.

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10:00
Updated Guidelines Now Available

The App Store Review Guidelines have been updated. We review all apps submitted to the App Store in an effort to determine whether they are reliable, perform as expected, and are free of offensive material. As you plan and develop your app, make sure to use these updated guidelines.

Read the App Store Review Guidelines.

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10:00
macOS High Sierra 10.13 GM candidate (17A362a) Now...

macOS High Sierra 10.13 GM candidate (17A362a) Now Available

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10:00
macOS High Sierra 10.13 GM candidate (17A362a) Now...

macOS High Sierra 10.13 GM candidate (17A362a) Now Available

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07:51
Demote Open Directory Servers Using The Command Line...

The command to create and tear down an Open Directory environment is slapconfig. When you disable Open Directory from the Server app you aren’t actually removing users. To do so, you’d use slapconfig along with the -destroyldapserver. When run, you get a little insight into what’s happening behind the scenes. This results in the following:

bash-3.2# sudo slapconfig -destroyldapserver

The logs are as follows:

2017-09-09 20:59:31 +0000 slapconfig -destroyldapserver
2017-09-09 20:59:31 +0000 Deleting Cert Authority related data
2017-09-09 20:59:31 +0000 Removed directory at path /var/root/Library/Application Support/Certificate Authority/krypted Open Directory Certificate Authority.
2017-09-09 20:59:31 +0000 command: /usr/sbin/xscertadmin add –reason 5 –issuer krypted Open Directory Certificate Authority –serial 1339109282
2017-09-09 20:59:51 +0000 Could not find matching identity in system keychain
2017-09-09 20:59:51 +0000...

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06:56
Episode 50 of the MacAdmins Podcast with Lisa Davies...

Wednesday September 13

06:42
My Latest @Inc Article On Complacency Is Now...

My latest @Inc article is now online at 

https://www.inc.com/charles-edge/complacency-is-a-curse-heres-how-to-avoid-it.html. This piece focuses on what to do when things are going really good in an organization: more work! 

It starts a little like this:

Running a company can be really hard. But when everything lines up just right, you hit a stride.

The business feels like a well-oiled machine and almost seems to run itself. This is true not just for startup entrepreneurs but also for people who lead departments in larger...

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Tuesday September 12

12:30
Submit Your Apps to the App Store

You can now submit your apps that take advantage of exciting new features available in the next release of macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS. Build your apps using Xcode 9 GM seed, test with the latest releases of macOS High Sierra, iOS 11, watchOS 4, tvOS 11, and submit them for review.

Download GM seeds.


The all-new App Store on iOS 11 provides more opportunities to showcase your content with subtitles, promotional text, additional app previews that you can localize, and up to 20 promoted in-app purchases.

Learn about preparing your apps.

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12:30
Submit Your Apps to the App Store

You can now submit your apps that take advantage of exciting new features available in the next release of macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS. Build your apps using Xcode 9 GM seed, test with the latest releases of macOS High Sierra, iOS 11, watchOS 4, tvOS 11, and submit them for review.

Download GM seeds.


The all-new App Store on iOS 11 provides more opportunities to showcase your content with subtitles, promotional text, additional app previews that you can localize, and up to 20 promoted in-app purchases.

Learn about preparing your apps.

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12:30
Get Ready for iPhone X

iPhone X features an all-screen Super Retina display for more immersive app experiences and Face ID, a secure new way to unlock, authenticate, and pay. The TrueDepth camera works with ARKit, and the A11 Bionic chip is designed for Core ML and Metal 2.

Learn about developing for iPhone X.

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12:30
Get Ready for iPhone X

iPhone X features an all-screen Super Retina display for more immersive app experiences and Face ID, a secure new way to unlock, authenticate, and pay. The TrueDepth camera works with ARKit, and the A11 Bionic chip is designed for Core ML and Metal 2.

Learn about developing for iPhone X.

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12:30
Get Ready for Apple Watch Series 3

With cellular, your apps can connect everywhere and anytime, even when not connected to an iPhone or Wi-Fi. Health and fitness apps can also take advantage of the barometric altimeter to display altitude changes and get improved accuracy for workout metrics from HealthKit.

Learn about developing for watchOS.

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12:30
Get Ready for Apple Watch Series 3

With cellular, your apps can connect everywhere and anytime, even when not connected to an iPhone or Wi-Fi. Health and fitness apps can also take advantage of the barometric altimeter to display altitude changes and get improved accuracy for workout metrics from HealthKit.

Learn about developing for watchOS.

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12:30
Get Ready for Apple TV 4K

Now your tvOS apps can deliver amazing cinematic video experiences and stunning picture quality by taking advantage of 4K resolution, Dolby Vision, and HDR10. And with the new Siri remote, you now have three-axis gyro data available to create even more engaging gaming and interactive experiences.

Learn about developing for tvOS.

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12:30
Get Ready for Apple TV 4K

Now your tvOS apps can deliver amazing cinematic video experiences and stunning picture quality by taking advantage of 4K resolution, Dolby Vision, and HDR10. And with the new Siri remote, you now have three-axis gyro data available to create even more engaging gaming and interactive experiences.

Learn about developing for tvOS.

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12:30
New Resources Now Available

Design and Development Videos
Get new insights on creating apps for the latest advancements in iPhone X, Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple TV 4K with a new collection of videos.

Watch videos.


Design Templates
Download the latest Sketch and Photoshop templates and guides to quickly and accurately design iOS apps that integrate seamlessly into the overall user experience of iPhone X.

Download resources.

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12:30
New Resources Now Available

Design and Development Videos
Get new insights on creating apps for the latest advancements in iPhone X, Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple TV 4K with a new collection of videos.

Watch videos.


Design Templates
Download the latest Sketch and Photoshop templates and guides to quickly and accurately design iOS apps that integrate seamlessly into the overall user experience of iPhone X.

Download resources.

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08:49
Jamf Pro 9.101 Now Available

Jamf Pro 9.101 Now Available 

Jamf is proud to announce zero-day support for macOS High Sierra, iOS 11, and tvOS 11 with the release of Jamf Pro 9.101. In addition to compatibility for all of Apple’s fall operating systems, Jamf Pro 9.101 also includes new features that include the latest payloads, restrictions and MDM commands.

Highlights of what’s new:macOS High Sierra

  • Zero-touch provisioning of Mac devices with the Apple File System (APFS)
  • Cisco Fast Lane quality of service (QoS) support for apps
  • New security settings and configurations
  • New restrictions, including the ability to defer software updates for up to 90 days

iOS 11

  • An MDM command to upgrade non-DEP supervised devices to iOS 11
  • New restrictions, including AirPrint, manual VPN settings and systems app deletion

tvOS 11

  • Defining Home screen layout on an Apple TV
  • Showing or hiding specific tvOS apps...

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Monday September 11

06:00
Expand your collaboration with guest access in...

Today’s post was written by Lori Wright, general manager for Microsoft Teams.

Since Microsoft Teams became generally available six months ago, more than 125,000 organizations have discovered how teamwork comes to life in Teams. Today, Teams is getting even better with the rollout of guest access to all Office 365 commercial and education customers. Now Office 365 users can add people from outside their company to a team, so guests can participate in chats, join meetings, collaborate on documents, and more. We also announced new developer tools for Teams, which you can read more about over on the Office Dev blog.

Guest access has been one of the top...

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Through the Ages 1.0.60 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $9.99, Version: 1.0.60 (iTunes) Description: The offical adaptation of Vlaada Chvátil’s strategy classic, the second best board game ever by Board Game Geek website... | Read more »
The best RTS games like Iron Marines
Iron Marines launched today, and it's definitely taking the mobile gaming world by storm. In fact, our reviews editor Campbell says it's "quite possibly the best real-time strategy game on the App Store." If you're looking for more real-time... | Read more »
Uri: The Sprout of Lotus Creek (Games)
Uri: The Sprout of Lotus Creek 1.0.5 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0.5 (iTunes) Description: Published by Fantastic Games IntroductionDesigned by DreamTree Games(An indie games studio in Malaysia ) | Read more »

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