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Dec 02
Apple seeds fifth beta of iOS 10.2 to developers

Apple has seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming iOS 10.2 update to developers. It can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.
 

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Dec 02
MacFamilyTree grows to version 8.1

Synium Software (http://www.syniumsoftware.com/macfamilytree) has debuted MacFamilyTree 8.1, an update to their genealogy app for macOS. The software offers ways to explore your personal family history, discover your origins, and how your family has evolved over the course of time.

MacFamilyTree's new CloudTree Sync&Share creates a revolution in digital genealogy. It’s now possible for the first time to work on the same family tree with any number of users and in real time, without any additional cost.

Until Dec. 4, MacFamilyTree as well as MobileFamilyTree (for iOS devices) are offered with a 50% discount. This means that you can purchase MacFamilyTree 8.1 for US$29.99 and MobileFamilyTree 8.1 for $9.99. If you own MacFamilyTree 8 or MobileFamilyTree 8, the upgrade to Version 8.1 is available at the Apple App Store and Mac App Store free of charge.

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Dec 02
AirBeamTV now supports screen mirroring for Philips TVs

AirBeamTV has rolled out Mirror for Philips TV 1.3.2, the latest in a family of screen mirroring apps for mac OS.

The latest update provides a way to mirror you Mac screen to your Philips Smart TV without cables or additional hardware. The application works on any Philips Smart TV from the 2012 models onward.

Mirror for Philips TV requires macOS 10.10 or later. It costs $9.99 and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Video category. Users who would like to test Mirror for Philips TV to see if their TV is supported and their local network is fast enough, can download a free two-minute trial version (http://www.airbeam.tv).

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Dec 02
Buy or Upgrade to QuarkXPress 2016, get one new, full license free

Quark has announced a new “buy one, get one” offer (http://content.quark.com/bogof2016-us.html) on QuarkXPress 2016. Between Dec. 1 and Dec. 22 everyone who purchases or upgrades to QuarkXPress 2016 will receive a second license of QuarkXPress 2016, worth $849, completely free.

QuarkXPress 2016 is the current version of Quark’s design and page layout software for creative professionals. The free copy of QuarkXPress 2016 will be a fully functional, not for resale (NFR), upgradeable, downloadable license and must be registered to the same company/person as the paid software. (Site and volume licenses, as well as educational and non-profit licenses are excluded from this offer.)

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Dec 02
DEVONtechnologies updates all editions of DEVONthink

DEVONtechnologies has updated all editions of its intelligent information and document manager DEVONthink.

The new version brings a revamped Media preferences pane with enhancements for Markdown document handling. In addition, version 2.9.8 improves auto-saving, makes scanning multiple pages more comfortable, and fixes more issues with PDF support on macOS Sierra. All updates are free and recommended for all users.

All editions of DEVONthink require an Intel-based Mac and Mac OS X 10.9 or later. They can be downloaded from www.devontechnologies.com and be test-driven for free before they need to be properly licensed. DEVONthink Personal is also available in the App Store; DEVONthink can be purchased in bundles with DEVONagent for a bundle price in DEVONtechnologies' online shop (www.devontechnologies.com)....

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Dec 01
IK Multimedia, Fender team up for Fender Collection 2

IK Multimedia has announced the Fender Collection 2 for AmpliTube for macOS and Windows. It brings seven of Fender’s vintage amplifiers and reissues to the virtual world of digital guitar and bass recording systems, providing spot-on recreations of tone machines from the ‘50s and ‘60s.

Included in the collection are five amps from the ’57 Custom series; the ’57 Custom Champ, ’57 Custom Deluxe, ’57 Custom Twin, ’57 Custom Pro and the ’57 Custom Bandmaster, plus models of an original ’53 Fender Bassman and the iconic ’65 Fender Super Reverb. The Fender Collection 2 will be available as an add-on collection inside AmpliTube from the Custom Shop.

AmpliTube 4 users can take full advantage of all of the advanced tone-crafting features with Fender Collection 2 including the post amp “effects loop,” 3D mic placement, room selection and room mic adjustment, the cabinet room mixer and more. It will be available in December 2016 for $/€149.99, and is now open for preorder at a...

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Dec 01
OWC ships the Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini

OWC has introduced the new OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini (http://tinyurl.com/hcrtrl2), an “ultra-portable” dual-drive RAID solution. It boasts speeds up to 738MB/s, capacities up to 4TB, and user-configurable options for RAID 0, RAID 1, spanning, and independent drive modes.

The OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini was designed for professionals in music production, video production, and photography, and for anyone who needs the convenience of portable storage without sacrificing production-grade performance. It's among the first in its class to offer the USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C interface, which supports transfer rates up to 10Gb/s, according to OWC CEO Larry O’Connor. Additionally, the Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini is bus-power capable, so there's no need to be tied to a power outlet.

OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini is now available at MacSales.com and authorized OWC resellers in eight portable...

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Dec 01
Jumsoft apps learn new languages

Jumsoft (www.jumsoft.com) has announced new versions of their apps on the Mac App Store.

The company has added eight new user interface languages to enhance the experience for users in some of their key markets, including Toolbox for Keynote, Toolbox for Pages, Toolbox for iWork, Toolbox for MS Office, Bundle for MS Office, Suite for Word, Suite for Excel, Suite for MS PowerPoint, Infographics, Infographics for Pages and Layouts for Keynote.

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Dec 01
Recosoft releases PDF2ID v4.6 - PDF to InDesign CC 2017 Converter

Recosoft Corp. (www.recosoft.com) has announced PDF2ID Standard and PDF2ID Professional 4.6, the latest PDF to InDesign conversion plug-ins for InDesign CC 2017.

The new versions include support for Adobe InDesign CC 2017 for both the Mac and Windows platforms. Additionally, PDF2ID v4.6 contains improvements in reconstructing PDF tables as InDesign tables. The new version also adds several stability improvements and an enhanced PDF graphics to InDesign graphics conversion.

PDF2ID 4.6 is a free release for all PDF2ID 4.5 Standard/Professional licensees. PDF2ID v4.6 is available immediately in the following configurations from the Recosoft web store (per license): PDF2ID Standard v4.6. US$199; PDF2ID Professional v4.6, $299; PDF2ID Standard v4.6 Upgrade, $99; and PDF2ID Professional v4.6 Upgrade, $149.

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Dec 01
Parallels Toolbox 1.3 for Mac now offers 25 single-purpose tools

Parallels has launched Parallels Toolbox 1.3 for Mac, an upgrade that adds five new utilities to the stand-alone application which was released in August, and its quarterly updates of new tools, is also included with subscriptions to Parallels Desktop for Mac. The five new utilities are:

° Block Camera: Protect your privacy. Block or unblock all applications from accessing the built-in camera on a Mac in one click;

° Eject Volumes: This allows users to eject all volumes, including external hard drives, memory cards, network volumes and mounted disk images with one click;

° Launch: Users can configure the Launch tool to open any applications, folders, links, or other files, with just one click.;

° Take Photo: Enables users to take photos immediately using the built in Mac camera;

° Take Video: Users can record video immediately with the click of a button.

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Nov 30
Apple releases new tvOS 10.1 beta to developers

Apple has seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming tvOS 10.1 update to developers for testing purposes. The developer beta can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

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Nov 30
PowerProduction Software releases Martini v3 storyboarding plug-in

PowerProduction Software and MacVideo have teamed up for version 3 of Martini, PowerProduction Software’s storyboarding plug-in for Apple’s Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, and VEGAS Pro.

It’s a post-production plug-in. Version 3 includes new props, a resizable interface, hundreds of new backgrounds, add-on characters, props, locations, and more.

Martini is available for purchase from www.martiniquickshot.com for US$99. Owners of previous versions of Martini can upgrade for $29.95. A demo is available for download.

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Nov 30
IK Multimedia releases MODO BASS for the Mac

IK Multimedia (http://www.ikmultimedia.com) has released MODO BASS, a customizable physically modeled virtual bass instrument that recreates the sound of the electric bass and how it's played in real time — from all of the physical instrument components, the human technique of how the instrument is played, to the entire sound signal chain with effects and amplifiers.

Unlike traditional sample-based virtual instruments, MODO BASS — which macOS and Windows compatible — utilizes modal synthesis technology and an ultra-optimized sound engine to model each string as a nonlinear resonator. The string’s acoustic behavior is determined by its physical parameters as well as by the interaction of the string with fretboard, body and pick-ups of the instrument.

The action of the player is then modeled as a nonlinear physical interaction with specific areas on the string surface. Then using IK's cutting...

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Nov 30
Modernizing Medicine unveils Apple Watch app

Specialty-specific health information technology company Modernizing Medicine has announced technological advancements to its intuitive suite of products and services at the company’s third annual user conference, MOMENTUM.

An enhancement to the company’s specialty-specific electronic health record (EHR) system, EMA, and Practice Management system, Analytics is designed to give physicians near real-time population health data to help support the transition to value-based healthcare. In addition, with the announcement of the general availability of Modernizing Medicine’s Apple Watch technology, users will be able to view scheduling to provide insight into the day’s agenda, including which patients are coming in, what time the appointments are and which rooms patients are in; Intramail; viewing Notes; and more.

Apple Watch application functionality is facilitated through modmed Pocket Practice, a native iOS smartphone application. For more information about...

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Nov 30
Apple expands its (RED) efforts

In honor of World AIDS Day, Apple is offering more ways for customers to join (RED) in its mission to create an AIDS-free generation. This is the company’s 10th year supporting the effort.

(RED)’s work addresses the disparity in access to life-saving medication in sub-Saharan Africa, which has the highest prevalence of AIDS on the planet. The money raised by (RED) funds programs that offer counseling, testing, prevention and, most crucially, the life-saving ARV medication that prevents the transmission of HIV from mothers to their unborn babies.
 
“The gift of life is the most important gift that anyone can give,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook in a press release. “Thanks to the vision and dedication of (RED), an AIDS-free generation is within our reach. We want to leave the world better than we found it, and that’s why our longtime partnership with (RED) remains so important to us.” 
 
This year, Apple customers can support the fight while playing the games...

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Nov 30
Maintain serves up Cocktail 10.1.2 (Sierra Edition)

Maintain has served up Cocktail 10.1.2 (Sierra Edition), a new edition of Cocktail for users running macOS Sierra.

It’s a general purpose utility for macOS that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. The new version: adds the ability to customize the layout; addresses an issue in which Cocktail may fail to delete items from encrypted disk images; and more.

Cocktail costs $19 for a single user license and available for purchase from the Maintain website (http://www.maintain.se/cocktail). When unregistered, Cocktail runs in demo mode and will expire after the tenth launch.

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Nov 29
MyScript’s new handwriting recognition SDK introduces multimodal input

MyScript (http://myscript.com) has announced the availability of the latest Software Development Kit, SDK8, for use by software developers and OEMs [original equipment manufacturers] alike.

Created within MyScript Labs, it provides building blocks to develop Multimodal Input (MMI) solutions that combine superimposed handwriting together with a versatile keyboard input facility. Users can now independently write character, cursive or words on top of each other, all without changing device input modes. A predictive virtual keyboard is also provided enabling consistent user feedback in all input modes.

The new SDK8 introduces more flexibility to MyScript’s superimposed handwriting style; it now supports not only characters written on top of each other but part of words, or complete words and manages auto-spacing between words. Users benefit from consistent text in all input modes, providing an improved...

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Nov 29
Silicon Labs’s new SDK supports Apple HomeKit

Silicon Labs has introduced a Bluetooth software solution that enables developers to create Apple HomeKit-enabled accessories. Available as a library with clean, easy-to-use APIs, the Bluetooth 4.2-compliant software is pre-tested and certified by Apple.

Silicon Labs supports Apple HomeKit development projects with a large portfolio of Wireless Gecko SoCs and modules, easy-to-use Simplicity Studio development tools, plugins for Bluetooth Developer Studio, example accessory applications and source code, an iOS app with source code, extensive documentation and technical support. You can get the details on developing Apple HomeKit-enabled accessories with Silicon Labs’ Bluetooth software, tools, and Wireless Gecko SoCs and modules at www.silabs.com/homekit.

In addition to implementing the capabilities required to develop Apple HomeKit accessories, Silicon Labs’ Bluetooth 4.2-compliant protocol...

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Nov 29
Version 5.4 of the Archiware P5 product suite integrates cloud services

Archiware has launched version 5.4 of the Archiware P5 product suite, including archiving to Amazon S3 cloud services and integrated preview creation using professional converter tools. Cloud services are integrated, with additional services to be added in future releases.

A second feature of Archiware P5 version 5.4 is the integration of FFmpeg and ImageMagick into the user interface. These converter tools for video and image files respectively are now configurable within Archiware P5. During the archiving process, a preview is created of video and image files in the specified format, bit rate, etc. and stored with the metadata.

Additional functionalities include support for operating systems macOS 10.12 Sierra and Windows Server 2016 and various checksum tests for verification of archived data. To facilitate cooperative workflows, archived assets can be sent as a link via e-mail for restore, approval or editing. Lastly, the user interfaces and the display of...

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Nov 29
Cascable AB introduces Cascable Transfer for macOS

Cascable AB (http://cascable.se/) has introduced Cascable Transfer for macOS. It’s a tool for wirelessly importing photos from your WiFi-enabled Canon, Nikon, Olympus or Sony camera directly into your Photos library, Lightroom catalog, or anywhere else on your Mac.

For advanced users, Cascable Transfer provides controls for customizing how photos are sorted on disk as they're copied, and how RAW JPEG photos are handled.

Cascable Transfer is available to get started with for free from the Cascable website, and will cost $14.99 once it comes out of beta later this year. If you purchase during the public beta period, an “early bird discount” of 50% will be applied. Please visit Cascable online for more information on Cascable Transfer, including screenshots, photographs and detailed user guides.

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Dec 02
Report looks at the development auto IoT market

Mobile Experts (http://mobile-experts.net) has released a style that “unapologetically draws a line between fact and myth in the developing automotive IoT [Internet of Things] market.”

The report investigates connectivity for telematics, vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure  (V2I) applications using DSRC and LTE, as well as TPMS and other wireless applications related to cars. New business models for insurance and 5G technology prospects are explored in detail.

"A political battle is raging in the United States, with the auto industry pushing for the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Transportation to adopt DSRC using 802.11p," commented Mobile Experts Principal Analyst Joe Madden. "However, the wireless industry—led by Qualcomm--is pushing for extension of Wi-Fi into the 5.8 GHz band and LTE for V2V communications. The outcome of this politicized decision...

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Dec 01
The Northern Spy: a less than stellar report card

By Rick Sutcliffe

Sierra's problems continue, as the Spy receives other reports of programs not functioning besides the ones cited here last month. To be fair, the Olive Tree folk managed to get their Bible Study program working on Sierra, reducing the number of fails by one.

On the other hand, he now has multiple reports of Sierra installs killing off or corrupting the keychain, and some of SSH, ITunes, and other apps failing, or running very slow. There are also compatibility issues with Apple's own Mail program, certain sound file types, and fast battery drain.

Safari is quirky too, but that was a problem in El Capitan as well--so much so the Spy has given up on the product for now and will use the ultra-reliable Firefox as his default browser.

Sometimes the upgrade process itself fails or hangs. Advice: don’t sidegrade, continue to use El Capitan, which is much more stable. But if you really want to take the leap...

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Dec 01
4G smartphones to surpass one billion in shipments for...

Worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to reach 1.45 billion units with a year-over-year growth rate of 0.6% in 2016 according to the latest forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC). Although growth remains positive, it is down significantly from the 10.4% growth in 2015.

However, 4G smartphones are still expected to show double-digit uptake at 21.3% year-over-year growth globally for 2016, reaching 1.17 billion units, up from 967 million in 2015. Much of this growth is coming from emerging markets (Asia/Pacific excluding Japan, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, and Middle East and Africa), where only 61% of 2015 smartphone shipments were 4G-enabled compared to IDC's 2016 projection of 77%, according to IDC. Mature markets (USA, Canada, Japan, and Western Europe) are further along the 4G adoption curve with 85% in 2015 and a projected 94% in 2016, respectively.

"It's been a long slog for 4G uptake in many emerging markets as 4G data tariffs...

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Nov 30
Voice, facial recognition to be in over 600 mobile...

A new report from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) has found that biometric authentication is now ready to move beyond fingerprints alone and use a range of identifiers, from facial recognition to voiceprints.

These methods will become part of many more consumers’ lives, installed on an estimated 190 million mobile devices, including smartphones and wearables, in 2016, before exceeding 600 million devices by 2021, according to the research group. Juniper has found that demand from businesses for methods that rely less on hardware will raise the profile of newer biometrics over the next five years, in particular voiceprints and facial recognition.

These technologies are easier to deploy than fingerprinting, as they do not require dedicated hardware, bringing biometric security to a whole new audience in markets with lower-tier smartphones, with fingerprinting remaining common in...

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Nov 29
Mobile drives €18.6 billion online ad revenue in 2016

IHS Markit (www.ihs.com) — which specializes in critical information, analytics and solutions -- in collaboration with IAB Europe -- announced updated findings from its annual European online advertising report, “AdEx Benchmark H1 Study.” The online advertising market grew 13.4% year-on-year from €16.4 billion to €18.6 billion in the first six months of 2016.

“Strong economic growth in all the European Big Five for the first time since 2010 underpinned the surge in online advertising in the first six months of 2016,” said Eleni Marouli, principal analyst at IHS Technology and report author. “We saw an uplift across all formats from 2015.”

Mobile advertising amounted to €3.8 billion in the first six months of 2016, split evenly between search and display. Mobile’s share of search was 32% and mobile’s share of display was 32.8%, the report said.

“Mobile accounted for one in three euros spent in Europe,”...

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Nov 28
Taxi sector to lead self-driving market

New findings from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) reveal that the annual production of self-driving cars will reach 14.5 million in 2025, up significantly from only a few thousands in 2020, to give a global installed base of more than 22 million consumer vehicles by 2025.

The new research found that the market adoption of AV (Autonomous Vehicle) technology is set to accelerate over the next few years, driven by:

° Increasingly stringent vehicle safety specifications;

° Environmental pressures;
° Rapid technological developments.

Juniper Research found that driverless vehicles will have a disruptive impact on transportation around the world and will ultimately lead to millions of professional drivers being made redundant. The research group predicts that city-based taxi services will be one of the key early adopters of driverless vehicles.

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Nov 23
Study: women prefer to shop in store, men online

Indix (www.indix.com), a cloud catalog company that provides structured product information via Data-as-a-Service, has released a new data report titled, "A Look Into Consumer Shopping Behavior." This study on the trends taking place both online and in-store provides brands and retailers insights into how factors like price, discovery, and availability influence whether or not a purchase is made.

The independent survey was conducted in partnership with Research Now, a digital data collection company and market research firm. The report examined several aspects of consumer shopping behavior, of which the following key findings were identified:
° Women prefer to purchase products in store (43% vs. 36%), whereas men prefer to shop online (31% vs. 24 %).

° Women are less likely to purchase products online if shipping and handling is expensive, and men are less likely to purchase products online if they aren't...

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Nov 22
Black Friday shoppers should look for smartphone, 4K...

When the holiday stocking-stuffing season officially kicks off this Friday, tech-savvy U.S. shoppers are in for a treat, as smartphone competitors figure to begin offering special package deals and discounts on those devices.

As they head to retail outlets and shop online on Black Friday, Nov. 25, and through the holidays, American shoppers may also want to add 4K televisions, tablets and notebooks to their wish lists. Due to a variety of market factors, it’s a great time to shop for deals specifically on those types of electronics, according to new analysis from IHS Markit (ihsmarket.com), an information, analytics and solutions firm.

Ever since mid-October, when Samsung Electronics recalled its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones due to their overheating, competitors such as Apple, Sony, Google and LG Electronics have not yet been able to capitalize on Samsung’s perceived weakness with their own offers. However, things may soon be different, bringing good tidings to...

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Nov 21
Chinese smartphone vendors only one to increase sales...

Huawei, Oppo and BBK Communication Equipment together accounted for 21% of the smartphones sold to end users worldwide in the third quarter of 2016, according to Gartner (www.gartner.com). They were the only smartphone vendors in the global top five to increase their sales and market share during the quarter, the research group adds.

"China led the growth in the smartphone market in the third quarter of 2016," said Anshul Gupta, research director at Gartner. "Sales of smartphones in China grew by 12.4%, and the vendors who most successfully exploited the sales opportunities there were Oppo and BBK Communication Equipment. In Oppo's case, 81% of its smartphone sales came from China, while BBK accounted for 89% of smartphones sales in China. These two vendors also grew strongly in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Russia," he added.

Global sales of smartphones to end users totaled 373 million units in...

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Nov 18
Email newsletters are now the norm for most large...

Sending email newsletters is a routine business practice for more than 80% of large organizations in the US, surpassing standalone (79%), lead nurturing (71%), and transactional (62%) emails, according to an email marketing survey from Clutch (www.clutch.co), a ratings and reviews platform for businesses.

Most organizations send out their newsletter multiple times a week, the survey found, with Monday and Friday, between 9 and 11 a.m., being the most popular periods. However, no universal rule governs when to distribute a newsletter, according to email marketing experts.

"We need to send [emails] when they will be at the top of the inbox. If the email gets buried, it is less likely to be opened and read," said Michael Barber, Founder of barber&hewitt , a strategy and planning firm focused on business-to-business (B2B) organizations.

Nearly 90% of email marketers said that email personalization is...

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Saturday December 3

11:29
Apple confirms work on autonomous systems to...

Apple’s car plans have long been kept under wrap by the company itself, but a new regulatory filing shows it publicly address the industry for the time. In a letter to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) uncovered by VentureBeat, Apple urges the government not to restrict testing of self-driving vehicles…

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09:45
This week’s top stories: Hands-on w/ AT&T’s...

In this week’s top stories: We go hands-on with AT&T’s new DirecTV Now streaming service, more iPhone 8 reports arrive alongside news of an upcoming iPad refresh, we show you how to check if your iPhone 6s is eligible for a battery replacement, and much more.

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08:57
Proposal in Paris to name street after Steve Jobs...

A politician in Paris has proposed that a street in the city be named after the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Jerome Coumet, a member of the Socialist Party and mayor of the 13th district in Paris, suggested that four lanes surrounding the Halle Freyssinet area be named after Steve Jobs (via Le Bonbon).

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08:54
The 2016 MacBook Pro “Dongles conspiracy” might be...

For those of you who were wondering what Apple was thinking with the 2016 MacBook Pro and the need for dongles, a former engineer discusses his time on the product team…

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05:09
Review: Powerbeats3 with Apple W1 chip are the most...




Bluetooth audio --?especially when exercising --?has always been "good enough," but never great. Apple's W1 chip in its latest headphones lineup changes that, and the proprietary wireless technology steals the show in its new sports-focused Powerbeats3 headphones.

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05:00
Of 8 Tech Companies, Only Twitter Says It Would...

On the campaign trail last year, President-elect Donald Trump said he would consider requiring Muslim-Americans to register with a government database. While he has back-stepped on a number of campaign promises after being elected president, Trump and his transition team have recently resurfaced the idea to create a national Muslim registry. In response, The Intercept contacted nine of the "most prominent" technology companies in the United States "to ask if they would sell their services to help create a national Muslim registry." Twitter was the only company that responded with "No." The Intercept reports: Even on a purely hypothetical basis, such a project would provide American technology companies an easy line to draw in the sand -- pushing back against any effort to track individuals purely (or essentially) on the basis of their religious beliefs doesn't take much in the way of courage or conviction, even by the thin standards of corporate America. We'd also be remiss in...

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04:22
Apple VP Paul Deneve disappears from Apple exec bio...

Apple’s vice president of special projects Paul Deneve has disappeared from the Apple executive bios page on Apple’s website. Deneve joined Apple in 2013 after serving as chief executive officer at fashion brand Saint Laurent. His removal from the biography signifies a change in management structure; Deneve now reports to Apple COO Jeff Williams rather than Tim Cook directly.

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03:44
This week on AI: 'iPhone 8' plans, Apple...




News settled down this week post-Thanksgiving, but there were still developments involving next year's OLED-equipped "iPhone 8," and hints about where Apple is going with its Maps app and future health hardware.

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Friday December 2

22:58
Apple expresses interest in autonomous vehicle...




In perhaps the most public admission of its automotive ambitions, Apple in a statement issued to the NHTSA in November proposed an update to existing policy that would grant industry newcomers the same opportunities as established manufacturers when it comes to testing on public roads.

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20:10
Apple Removes Fashion Executive Paul Deneve from...

Apple quietly removed Paul Deneve from its leadership website. Mr. Deneve came from the fashion world and was Vice President of Special Projects at Apple, where he was known to work on Apple Watch.


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19:52
The first 4K NBA broadcast in the US happens...

NBA fans in the US will get their first chance to check out a live game in 4K Ultra HD on Saturday night when the Utah Jazz visit the Denver Nuggets. The broadcast will be available via DirecTV if you have the proper package and equipment (Genie HR54...

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19:48
Apple scrubs VP of Special Projects Paul Deneve...




Apple this week removed Apple VP of Special Projects Paul Deneve's bio from its Apple Leadership webpage, suggesting the executive has changed roles or is no longer with the company.

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19:02
Reported 2016 MacBook Pro graphics issues likely...




An undetermined number of 2016 MacBook Pro models are suffering from disturbing graphical rendering issues, with owners reporting full screen artifacts, screen tearing, flashing, random "glitches" and even system crashes. The issue, however, is related to overzealous third-party software and is not indicative of a critical hardware flaw.

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17:25
The 'USB Killer' Has Been Mass Produced...

New submitter npslider writes: The "USB Killer," a USB stick that fries almost everything that it is plugged into, has been mass produced -- available online for about $50. Ars Technica first wrote about this diabolical device that looks like a fairly humdrum memory stick a year ago. From the report: "The USB Killer is shockingly simple in its operation. As soon as you plug it in, a DC-to-DC converter starts drawing power from the host system and storing electricity in its bank of capacitors (the square-shaped components). When the capacitors reach a potential of -220V, the device dumps all of that electricity into the USB data lines, most likely frying whatever is on the other end. If the host doesn't just roll over and die, the USB stick does the charge-discharge process again and again until it sizzles. Since the USB Killer has gone on sale, it has been used to fry laptops (including an old ThinkPad and a brand new MacBook Pro), an Xbox One, the new Google Pixel phone, and some...

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16:24
Latest Apple Campus 2 Drone Shot Looks Star Trek

Apple’s spaceship campus is looking more impressive as construction gets closer to wrapping up, and TMO’s latest drone pic really drives that home. Taken Wednesday, our intrepid drone pilot’s flying skills let you see the roof solar panels are nearly all installed, landscaping is starting to come together outside the massive building, and the giant courtyard in the building’s center is taking shape, too. The building really looks like something from JJ Abrams’ Star Trek. Apple Campus 2.0 isn’t finished yet, but is moving along well enough that the company will likely start moving in some time in 2017.


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15:40
Mailplane 3.6.8

Adds the option to use the active tab as the Default Sender. ($24.95 new, free update, 21.3 MB)

 

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15:07
Refracta 8.0 Is a Pint-Sized Powerhouse


Refracta is a somewhat obscure Linux distribution that offers exceptional functionality and stability. Obscurity is not always a bad thing when it comes to Linux distros. You can find some very worthwhile alternatives to your current operating system. Refracta is a big surprise in a small package. Many look-alike desktop distros are difficult to distinguish from run-of-the-mill garden varieties. Others offer new adopters something unique that makes using them fun and productive.

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14:40
Foxconn Employee Faces 10-Year Prison Sentence For...

A Taiwanese Foxconn manager faces a stiff prison sentence after he stole 5,700 iPhones from his employer, and went to sell them for $1.56 million. The Next Web reports: Foxconn is a tech manufacturing giant. It makes a lot of things, including laptops for HP, phones for Apple, games consoles for Sony, and its workers so depressed it has to install suicide nets. The Taiwanese manager at the center of this crime -- known only by his family name, Tsai -- worked in the testing department at Foxconn's factory in Shenzhen, mainland China. According to Taiwanese prosecutors, Tsai ordered eight of his subordinates to smuggle out thousands of iPhones which were used by the company for testing and quality assurance purposes. These were destined to be scrapped after use. The stolen iPhones (mostly iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s models) made their way to stores in Shenzhen, and went on to make Tsai and his accomplices nearly $1.56 million USD (Tw$50 million). Tsai has since been charged with breach of...

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14:27
How Apple Might be Our Last Hope Before the Internet...

Companies exist to make money. But when wealth beyond dreams, at any cost, is the driving force behind internet business, chaos results. Big tech companies have great power. How they use that power and their own sense of what constitutes ethical, disciplined behavior might all that’s left before the free internet and its free people are no more. Apple is leading the way, but cannot do it all.


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14:17
The unsolvable mysteries of the Voynich Manuscript

I have been interested in the Voynich Manuscript since I first heard of it in high school. I am nowhere near smart enough to get involved in its deciphering community but the idea of what it is and what it represents fascinates me.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:10
Twitter has a new head of product who barely uses...

This feels like yet another example of how such an arguably great service like Twitter seems to not have any idea of itself. Twitter seems to succeed in spite of the executives running it, not because of them.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:04
Apple Drone Fleet to Gather Maps Data


Apple reportedly has assembled a group of robotics and data-collection experts who will use drones to obtain data for updates to its Maps app. Apple, Google and others in the cartography space currently collect a lot of their data using motor vehicles equipped with high-tech gear.
"That's a very expensive and time-consuming process," said Sam Abuelsamid, a senior research analyst at Navigant Research. "Doing it with drones provides the potential to gather the same kind of data in a much more cost-effective manner and do it more rapidly."

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Saturday December 3

09:00
MacBook Pro Users Express Concerns About Limited Battery...

A subset of users who purchased a new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar claim to be experiencing shorter than expected battery life.

In particular, some users claim to be getting as little as 3 to 6 hours of battery life on a single charge, or between 30% and 60% of the up to 10 hours advertised.

MacRumors forum member SRTM said:Currently I'm powering a 1080p external monitor and casually browsing with Chrome. At full charge, I'm getting an estimate of 3 hours battery life. With gaming it's even less.MacRumors forum member Aioriya said:I bought a maxed out 13-inch Touch Bar model and I've been using it for about a week. With light use, I...

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05:50
Apple Sends Feedback to the National Highway Traffic Adm...

Yesterday, a letter from Apple to U.S. transportation regulators dated November 22, 2016 was made public. The letter reveals Apple's position on a number of key issues surrounding the future of autonomous vehicles.

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05:41
Part Two: Apple's full Letter to the National Highw...

Part one of this report is titled "Apple Sends Feedback to the National Highway Traffic Administration on Key Policies Regarding Autonomous Vehicles" providing a basic overview of a letter that Apple sent to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regarding various key aspects of the concerns surrounding autonomous vehicles. In part two of this story we present you with Apple's full letter without commentary so that you can easily read and refer back to it in the future for verification.

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Friday December 2

16:07
Users Find Some New MacBook Pros Suffer From Major Graph...

Since new MacBook Pro models launched last month, an increasing number of early adopters have reported serious graphics issues on Apple's latest notebooks. The glitches and other problems appear to be most prevalent on built-to-order 15-inch models, but standard 13-inch and 15-inch configurations are also affected.

MacRumors reader Jan Becker, for example, said the graphics began to glitch on his new high-end 15-inch MacBook Pro, equipped with built-to-order AMD Radeon Pro 460 graphics, while transcoding video with Adobe Media Encoder in Premiere Pro. The notebook subsequently crashed.

Becker claims when he took his MacBook Pro to an Apple retail store to be replaced, an employee said the graphics issues are likely a hardware problem. He later claimed he received a phone call from Apple's...

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14:47
The 2017 Anniversary OLED iPhones will use next-gen Flex...

It's being reported today that next year's anniversary iPhone will introduce an OLED display supported by a Flexible Printed Circuit Board (FPCB) made by South Korean companies who are able to ramp up to mass production levels rather quickly to ensure sufficient supply.

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13:23
AT&T and Verizon Facing FCC Scrutiny After Exempting...

Both AT&T and Verizon offer apps and streaming services that don't count against the data cap they impose on customers, a practice that the United States Federal Communications Commission does not approve of.

The FCC this week sent letters (via The Verge) to both Verizon and AT&T, claiming that the data cap exemptions, called "zero rating," raise net neutrality concerns and could impact consumers and competition.

AT&T and Verizon each offer programs that allow content providers to pay a fee to be exempted from customer data caps, programs that they themselves take advantage of with their own apps and services.

DirecTV Now, AT&T's recently...

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13:08
HealthKit Executive Yoky Matsuoka abruptly leaves Apple

Back in early May Patently Apple posted a report titled "Co-Founder of Google's X Lab Yoky Matsuoka Joins Apple's Health Projects Team." In 2007, Matsuoka won a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant for her work in neurorobotics. Today we learn that Matsuoka has left Apple.

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12:41
U.S. District Judge Rejects Samsung's Attempt to In...

Huawei Technologies won an early skirmish in its smartphone patent war with Samsung Electronics. U.S. District Judge William Orrick of San Francisco rejected Samsung's attempt to invalidate...

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10:13
A Psychological Study Conducted by Several UK Universiti...

In Cook's preshow speech in March he stated: "We build the iPhone for you, our customers, and we know that it is a deeply personal device. For many of us, the iPhone is an extension of ourselves." The highlighted statement from Cook was tested by a few universities last month and reportedly published in the latest edition of Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking Journal.

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10:03
Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of iOS 10.2 to Developers and Pub...

Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming iOS 10.2 update to developers and public beta testers, four days after seeding the fourth beta of iOS 10.2 and more than a month after releasing iOS 10.1, the first major update to iOS 10.

Registered developers can download the iOS 10.2 beta 5 from the Apple Developer Center or over-the-air with the proper configuration profile installed.

iOS 10.2 introduces new emoji, such as clown face, drooling face, selfie, face palm, fox face, owl, shark, butterfly, avocado, pancakes, croissant, and more. There are more than a hundred new emoji, including several profession emoji available in both male and female...

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08:37
Apple Says iPhone 6s Shutdowns Result of Manufacturing I...

Apple has posted a message on its Chinese website to address unexpected battery shutdowns affecting some iPhone 6s models, noting the issue is related to some batteries having been overexposed to "controlled ambient air" during the manufacturing process (via Business Insider).

We found that a small number of iPhone 6s devices made in September and October 2015 contained a battery component that was exposed to controlled ambient air longer than it should have been before being assembled into battery packs. As a result, these batteries degrade faster than a normal battery and cause unexpected shutdowns to occur. It's important to note, this is not a safety issue.Apple added that...

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06:46
Former Hon Hai Manager Indicted for Stealing 5,700 iPhon...

In March 2015 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Hon Hai Executive Overseeing iPhone Production in China Suspected of Stealing 4,000 iPhones." Today, the executive was indicted for stealing even more iPhones than first claimed.

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05:22
Apple's New Indian Distribution Center will stabili...

Apple's global logistics partner DB Schenker will open a new distribution centre in India near Mumbai to ensure that Apple's retail partners will never ...

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02:34
99 Percent of Fake Apple Chargers Sold Online Fail Safet...

New research conducted by a global independent safety firm has revealed that 99 percent of fake Apple chargers sold online fail a basic safety test (via BBC).

The tests were commissioned by the U.K.'s Trading Standards and undertaken by Illinois-based global safety specialists UL. The insulation tests applied a high voltage to the chargers, which were bought online from eight different countries, including the U.S., China, and Australia.

According to the results, only three out of 400 counterfeit chargers were found to have adequate insulation to ensure protection against electric shocks. Leon Livermore, the chief executive of Chartered Trading Standards Institute, described the counterfeit chargers sold online as an "unknown entity" and urged shoppers to buy electrical goods only from trusted suppliers.

"It...

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Thursday December 1

15:37
KAIST IP sues Samsung for using FinFET Technology in the...

In mid-October Patently Apple posted a report titled "Samsung to Kick-Off 2017 with the World's First 10nm CPU Powering their Galaxy S8." Samsung's new processor will use what is known in the industry as FinFET technology. It was reported in Korea yesterday that the Intellectual Property arm of KAIST has filed a lawsuit against Samsung ...

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14:25
Apple Retail Stores Sporting Red Logos for World AIDS Da...

Over 400 Apple retail stores around the world have red logos today, in recognition of World AIDS Day. The logos, which Apple has put up at its stores for the last several years on December 1, are meant to raise awareness for the global fight against AIDS.

Earlier this week, Apple announced plans to donate $1 to partner charity (RED) for every Apple Pay purchase made at an Apple Store, on Apple.com, or through the Apple Store app as part of a World AIDS Day campaign. Apple has pledged to donate up to $1 million during the event, which will last until December 6.

Bank of America is also making a donation for every Apple Pay transaction made using its cards from December 1 to December 7, with plans to donate up to...

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09:22
Apple Now Lets You Check Your iPhone 6s Serial Number to...

Two weeks after launching an iPhone 6s battery repair program, Apple has released a tool that allows iPhone 6s owners to check whether their device is affected by the problem.

An updated page for the iPhone 6s program includes an option to enter a serial number to determine whether an iPhone 6s is eligible for a free battery replacement.

A small number of iPhone 6s models manufactured between September and October of 2015 have a faulty battery, which can cause the iPhone 6s to unexpectedly shut down.

Devices that fall into the eligible manufacturing date will be able to receive a new battery from Apple at no charge should they exhibit the unexpected shutdown issue. Devices must be in good working condition to receive a battery replacement -- Apple...

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09:17
Apple has acquired another Indoor Mapping Company and Pr...

Talk about timing. In the wee hours of the morning Patently Apple posted a patent report titled "Apple Advances Next-Gen Live Indoor Mapping Technology based on Inertial Navigation." Now we're learning that Apple secretly acquired another indoor mapping company from Finland called ...

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07:54
Apple to Open First Flagship Store in South Korea's...

Last week Patently Apple posted a report titled "Korean Critics Continue to Complain about the Lack of a Flagship Store and Ongoing Poor Service." Although I had posted a report back in September pointing to Apple scouting prime locations in Seoul for their first flagship store in 2017, I guess they didn't get the memo. Today we learn that Apple is set to open their first flagship store in Korea in late 2017

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07:54
Apple Updates Boot Camp Drivers to Fix Major Issue Causi...

Apple has released updated audio drivers to fix a major issue causing blown out speakers on new MacBook Pro models running Windows 10 with Boot Camp.

Earlier this month, a number of users began noticing crackling or distorted sound coming from the left, right, or both speakers on the new MacBook Pro, oftentimes shortly after installing and running Windows 10 with Boot Camp. These issues persist even when affected users boot back into macOS Sierra.

MacRumors reader tianhuailiu — edited slightly for clarity:"I used Boot Camp to install Windows and the right speaker started producing crackling sounds. It sounds like something broke inside the speaker. Every time I log in on Windows and try doing something with the speaker driver, either the left or right...

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Friday December 2

10:00
iOS 10.2 beta 5 (14C89) Now Available

iOS 10.2 beta 5 (14C89) Now Available

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10:00
iOS 10.2 beta 5 (14C89) Now Available

iOS 10.2 beta 5 (14C89) Now Available

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09:00
Accessibility in Office 365—enabling greater digital...

Today’s post was written by John Jendrezak, accessibility lead and partner director of program management for the Office Engineering team.

Tomorrow marks the 2016 International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), and this year’s theme focuses on laying the foundation for a future of greater inclusion for persons with disabilities. In honor of IDPD, we invite all Office 365 customers to lay the foundation for a more inclusive digital environment by discovering and using accessibility capabilities built into Office 365.

Create accessible content with Office 365

Office 365 empowers you to communicate information to your colleagues and customers in a variety of ways: documents, presentations, spreadsheets, emails, chats, sways, notes, videos and more. As you communicate, it is important to meet the diverse needs of your audience. Making your content accessible ensures it can be...

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09:00
Are you holding the right kind of meeting?

Meetings are starting to get a bad rap. A Harris survey for Clarizen reports 46 percent of employees would rather do anything other than attend a status meeting—8 percent said they’d prefer a root canal. Regardless of your feelings about them, meetings are necessary to coordinate and collaborate. But, before you book yet another room and conference line on autopilot, consider meeting in whatever way is best for your goals.

Brief check-ins

Check-ins are ideal for a focused and quick conversation. Skeptical? These are more doable than you may think. Harvard Business Review recommends keeping them to 15 or 30 minutes whenever possible.

Book a brief check-in if you need to:

  • Cover...
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09:00
Microsoft Bookings featured on Good Morning America—...

Good Morning America’s newest segment, “Boosting Your Business,” sponsored by Microsoft Office, provides entrepreneurs with simple tips and tools to help grow their businesses.

In this first segment, Good Morning America brought in Carol Roth, a small business expert and host of Microsoft’s Office Small Business Academy, to visit a popular Chicago salon. Living out the American dream, Goran Cobanovski opened his own hair salon after arriving in the U.S. from Macedonia, where his flagship location now employs a team of 18 people and serves up to 50 clients a day.

Carol gives Goran advice on employee engagement, delegating responsibilities and scheduling appointments. She shows him how Microsoft Bookings can...

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Thursday December 1

09:00
New cloud storage options for Office on Android

Today’s post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team.

We are excited to announce that the Cloud Storage Partner Program (CSPP) is now available for the Office apps on Android devices. Office on Windows desktops has long supported partner integrations that let you open and edit documents from a wide variety of storage locations. The CSPP, previously available for Office on iOS and Office Online, ensures that Office is the best way to get work done on all platforms, wherever your documents are stored.

It’s easy to add a cloud storage provider from the Add a place menu in the latest versions of Word...

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09:00
November 2016 updates for Get & Transform in...

Excel 2016 includes a powerful new set of features based on the Power Query technology, which provides fast, easy data gathering and shaping capabilities and can be accessed through the Get & Transform section on the Data ribbon.

Today, we are pleased to announce 10 new data transformation and connectivity features that have been requested by customers.

These updates are available as part of an Office 365 subscription. If you are an Office 365 subscriber, find out how to get these latest updates. If you have Excel 2010 or Excel 2013, you can take advantage of...

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09:00
Episode 109 with Richard and Andrew—Office 365...

The Office 365 Developer Podcast is back with episode 109, where Richard and Andrew catch up on all Office 365 Developer news since the last show.

https://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP109_ShowReturns.mp3

Download the podcast.

Show notes

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09:00
The life of an email hack

Everyone has witnessed the effects of an email hack, whether at work or at home. While your personal risk of being hacked may seem low, the threat to your company’s data is serious. According to Proofpoint, business email continues to be the primary security threat vector employees face—specifically, malicious email attachments and both common (e.g., spam and viruses) and sophisticated (e.g., spear phishing and ransomware) threats.

It is understood that organizations are under attack from email threats on a daily basis. But what exactly happens during a hack, and how can you keep your company’s data safe? In the example below, a phishing attack uses email as the point of entry for network access, which can lead to malware installations, credential theft and much more.

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08:59
Planning a secure future for your company

When it comes to technology in the workplace, most every convenience is balanced against a potential threat. Email and the cloud—for as much as they’ve revolutionized the way we do business—have enabled new methods of theft and fraud and necessitated new regulations. That means planning a secure future for your company is no easy task. Thankfully, you don’t have to set out on the road to protection without a map. Keeping a few key considerations in mind can help guide your way and keep your business safe from harm.

Stay compliant

The amount of data in the world is expected to rise to 44 zettabytes by 2020. How much is a zettabyte? 44 trillion gigabytes.

That’s a lot of data.

And while storing it all presents an enormous challenge, retrieving it can make for an even bigger one. Without the right technology in place, finding a...

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07:00
Apple Pay Has Expanded to Spain

You can now support Apple Pay for your customers in Spain, providing an easy and secure way for them to pay within your app and website with a single touch. Learn more about Apple Pay.

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07:00
Apple Pay Has Expanded to Spain

You can now support Apple Pay for your customers in Spain, providing an easy and secure way for them to pay within your app and website with a single touch. Learn more about Apple Pay.

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03:00
Remove All User Keychains Except One in macOS

macOS has keychains. Sometimes they’re a thing. When they are you might want to delete them. Let’s say you have an admin account. You want to keep the keychains for that account, but remove all the others. For this, you could do a shell operator to extglob. Or you could do a quick while loop as follows:

ls /Users | grep -v "admin" | while read USERNAME do; rm -Rf "/Users/$USERNAME/Library/Keychains/*" done;

If you borrow this, be careful.

The post Remove All User Keychains Except One in macOS appeared first on krypted.com.

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Wednesday November 30

21:00
TA16-336A: Avalanche (crimeware-as-a-service...

Original release date: December 01, 2016
Systems Affected

Microsoft Windows

Overview

“Avalanche” refers to a large global network hosting infrastructure used by cyber criminals to conduct phishing and malware distribution campaigns and money mule schemes. The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in collaboration with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is releasing this Technical Alert to provide further information about Avalanche.

Description

Cyber criminals utilized Avalanche botnet infrastructure to host and distribute a variety of malware variants to victims, including the targeting of over 40 major financial institutions. Victims may have had their sensitive personal information stolen (e.g., user account credentials). Victims’ compromised systems may also have been used to conduct other malicious activity, such as launching denial-of-service (DoS) attacks or distributing malware variants to other victims’...

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10:00
tvOS 10.1 beta 4 (14U588) Now Available

tvOS 10.1 beta 4 (14U588) Now Available

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tvOS 10.1 beta 4 (14U588) Now Available

tvOS 10.1 beta 4 (14U588) Now Available

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09:00
Georgia State University tackles malware with Office...

Today’s post was written by Ren Flot, chief information security officer and director of cyber security at Georgia State University.

As the chief information security officer at Georgia State University, my job is focused on balancing the needs of an academic community—where faculty and students value broad access and flexibility in online research—with the security requirements of a large enterprise. Advancing both these requirements calls for a proactive approach to combating malware. In a threat landscape that is constantly changing, I look for products that can deliver effective protection, while helping us make efficient use of our cyber security team’s time and resources. To meet these needs, we acquired Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection to increase email security for our more than 55,000 students and more than 6,000 faculty and staff.

The cyber security team at Georgia State University had noticed a steady uptick in malware...

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04:00
Outlook 2016 and Logs

The logs for Outlook are… Interesting… Diagnostics are difficult without logs. They used to be at ~/Library/Containers/com.microsoft.outlook/ Data/Library/Logs/ or

To enable logs, open Outlook and then click on Window and then click Sync Errors.

From there, click on the cogwheel and then check the box for “Turn on logging for troubleshooting”

Now go ahead and quit Outlook and open it again. When prompted, click “Leave Logging On” and then when you get errors, open the logs.

Once enabled, you’ll see logs at ~/Library/Group Containers/...

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Tuesday November 29

10:00
Get Your Apps Ready for the Holidays

The busiest season on the App Store is almost here. Make sure your apps are up-to-date and ready for the winter holidays. New apps and app updates will not be accepted December 23 to 27 (Pacific Time), so any releases should be submitted, approved, and scheduled in advance. Other iTunes Connect and developer account features will remain available.

Learn more about preparing apps for the App Store.

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10:00
Get Your Apps Ready for the Holidays

The busiest season on the App Store is almost here. Make sure your apps are up-to-date and ready for the winter holidays. New apps and app updates will not be accepted December 23 to 27 (Pacific Time), so any releases should be submitted, approved, and scheduled in advance. Other iTunes Connect and developer account features will remain available.

Learn more about preparing apps for the App Store.

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Deals on new 15-inch Touch Bar MacBook Pros,...
B&H Photo has new 2016 Apple 15″ Touch Bar MacBook Pro models in stock today with some available for $50 off MSRP, each including free shipping plus NY sales tax only: - 15″ 2.7GHz Touch Bar... Read more
12-inch Retina MacBooks on sale for up to $10...
12-inch Retina MacBooks remain on sale at B&H Photo with models available for up to $100 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY sales tax only. B&H will also include a free copy... Read more

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