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

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

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

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

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Aug 17
Asteroid: Space Defense blasts onto the Mac

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

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Aug 17
Cargo VPN is new private, secure VPN proxy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Aug 16
Troi Automatisering releases Troi Encryptor Plug-in 4.0

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Aug 16
AKVIS Airbrush for macOS gets a multicolor mode

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

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

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

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Aug 15
MegaSeg 6.0.4 for macOS Released With Over 50 Improvements

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

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

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

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Aug 15
Sonnet's eGFX Breakaway Box now shipping

Sonnet Technologies is shipping its eGFX Breakaway Box with 350W power supply (http://tinyurl.com/y73krnlq), the first in the company’s new series of Thunderbolt 3 to PCI Express (PCIe) expansion chassis for professional graphics and gaming applications.

It provides a single slot for connecting any size Thunderbolt-compatible PCIe card, including high-performance GPU cards. The eGFX Breakaway Box is targeted to those who need to run bandwidth-intensive graphics applications on their eGFX-compatible notebook, all-in-one, or other small-form-factor computers.

The unit is equipped with a 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 port that enables data transfers up to 2,750 MB/s. It supports Thunderbolt-compatible cards with GPU chipsets such as the AMD Radeon R9 and RX, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 7, 9, and 10 series, plus the NVIDIA TITAN X and Xp, and Quadro GP100, P4000, P5000, and P6000 cards.

The eGFX...

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Aug 15
Twelve South debuts Curve laptop stand

Twelve South (www.twelvesouth.com) has debuted their newest desktop solution: the $49.99 Curve, a flowing aluminum stand, matte black finish and improved ergonomic design built to complement the design of your MacBook.

You can use your MacBook on Curve to create a more comfortable desktop with your favorite external keyboard and mouse. Or you can use the combo with an external display to create the perfect dual-screen setup. When it’s time to go mobile, unplug and roll out.

The Curve elevates the laptop screen 6.5-inches and keeps 70% of the base exposed for optimal cooling. It allows access to your MacBook screen lift for one-handed opening.

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Aug 15
Lakehorn AG introduces Video File List 1.0 for macOS

Lakehorn AG (www.lakehorn.com) has introduced Video File List 1.0 for macOS. The app is used to find out more about any collection of movies files.

Video File List can help find poor quality content and will make it easier to clean up movie collections, according to the folks at Lakehorn AG. It displays all necessary information to decide what to do with a movie file, including video resolution or runtime, as well as calculates the compression ratio of the file. Video File List can parse folders of movie files.

Video File List 1.0 requires macOS 10.11 or higher and costs $3.99. It’s available at the Mac App Store in the Video category.

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Aug 15
MacPlus Software debuts Miya Notes for Google Keep 1.0

MacPlus Software (http://www.noteifyapp.com) has released Miya Notes for Google Keep 1.0, a Mac-client for Google Keep.

Rather than utilize a web browser to access Google Keep notes, you can use Miya Notes. Features include a widget for the desktop, multi window mode, menu bar access, and a variety of hot keys. Additional shortcut functionality allows to instantly create notes just by pressing one hot key without opening the app.

Miya Notes for Google Keep requires macOS 10.10 or later. It’s normally priced at $2.99. However, it will be available for $0.99 through Aug. 18. Miya Notes for Google Keep is available at the Mac App Store in the Productivity category.

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Aug 15
FLAC to MP3 Mac 2.0 Converts FLAC Audio Files to MP3 and Other Formats

WDSoft has rolled out FLAC to MP3 Mac 2.0 (https://flactomp3mac.com), an update to the free audio conversion app. It requires macOS 10.10 or higher.

The tool converts FLAC media files to MP3, WMA, M4A, AAC, OGG and WAV audio formats. FLAC to MP3 Mac shrinks the file size to enable the playing of files on almost any device. Users can also extract audio from movie file formats such as MP4, MPG, and more.

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Aug 15
Xojo rolls out Xojo 2017 Release 2

Xojo, Inc. (www.xojo.com) has announced Xojo 2017 Release 2, an update of the free, rapid application development tool for making apps for macOS, iOS, Windows and Linux, web, and Raspberry Pi.

The tool offers built-in support for graphics, database servers, Internet protocols and more. The latest release of Xojo adds over 250 improvements and focuses on enhancements to 64-bit support, Linux GTK+ 3 and HiDPI, and iOS Launch Screen support.

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Aug 15
BioShock Remastered comes to the Mac on August 22

Feral Interactive (www.feralinteractive.com) has announced that BioShock Remastered, a version of the first-person shooter running in 1080p, will be released for macOS on Aug. 22 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the game’s original release. It was originally developed by Irrational Games and published by 2K for Windows and console.


Here’s how the game is described: “Set in an alternative 1960, BioShock Remastered plunges players into Rapture, an individualistic utopia gone badly wrong. To survive the onslaughts of the city’s deranged inhabitants, players must rewrite their own genetic codes, and find creative ways to combine their terrifying new powers with devastating weapons. With a thought-provoking storyline, BioShock is at once beautiful, thrilling and frightening, and explores profound ideas about science, politics and human nature.”

BioShock: Remastered will be available from...

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Aug 15
WaterField Designs announces the Air Porter carry-on bag

WaterField Designs (www.sfbags.com) has announced the Air Porter travel bag and Air Caddy duo, which are designed to facilitate in-case laptop charging, accelerate time through TSA security, and maximize in-flight leg room while maintaining easy access to essential tech, travel and personal items.

The Air Porter is a multi-compartment carry-on bag to organize everything needed during a flight, according to WaterField Designs owner Gary Waterfield. Travel-friendly features include a built-in, padded laptop sleeve sized for up to a 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, a variety of pockets, and three carry options: dual handles for a briefcase look, a suspension shoulder strap for carrying messenger style, and a wheeled-suitcase handle pass through for a hands-free carry from curbside to airport gate.

The slim, TSA-friendly Air Porter stands on its own under an airline seat leaving ample leg room while...

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Aug 15
Output Factory Server for InDesign Adds Multi-Format Output Hot Folders

Zevrix Solutions has announced the second public beta release of Output Factory Server 2, an upgrade to company's output automation solution for Adobe InDesign.

Output Factory Server automates printing and exporting from InDesign by processing files from hot folders. The new release introduces the ability to create sequences of workflows called actions, which let users output InDesign documents to multiple formats at once from a single hot folder.

Output Factory Server 2 public beta can be downloaded from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com). Qualified beta testers will receive a 50% discount on Output Factory Server 2 (upgrade or new license). The current stable release, Output Factory Sever 1, can be purchased for $699.95 (or a single user version for $169.95). A demo is available for download. Output Factory requires macOS 10.7-10.12 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2017.

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Aug 14
Apple releases new iOS 11, tvOS 11, watchOS 4, macOS High Sierra...

Apple has rolled out the sixth developer betas of iOS 11, tvOS 11, watchOS 4, and macOS High Sierra. The finished versions are due this fall.

They can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center (https://idmsa.apple.com) or through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Although most of the respondents...

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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Aug 14
Wireless VR set to strain data networks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Aug 10
Tablet market decline slows in the second quarter

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

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

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

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Aug 09
21% of U.S. households use a wellness, fitness or diet...

Parks Associates (www.parksassociates.com) has announced new digital health research showing that 21% of U.S. broadband households use a wellness, fitness, or diet app.

The firm's research reveals moderately positive NPS scores for these apps, with 38% of respondents likely to recommend them to a friend or family member, while 23% are hesitant to do so, resulting in an overall NPS of 15.

"NPS scores for wellness apps are below those for other, more mature industries such as tablets or online entertainment services," said Harry Wang, Senior Research Director, Parks Associates. "There are also great variations by app brands, with Fitbit scoring the highest NPS at 32. The wellness app industry has a lot of catchup work to gain consumer trust, and key to their future success is to focus on delivering an excellent user experience through customization and personalization.”

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Aug 08
Asset tracking IoT device market to triple by 2022

In their most recent report, Mobile Experts (www.mobile-experts.net) released exclusive analysis on Asset Tracking IoT Devices. The research group says that, over the past three years, technology changes have started to transform the market.

Unlicensed LPWA, LTE-M, and NB-IoT dramatically improve long-range communications with inexpensive modules that can run for years on a small battery. Other improvements in Bluetooth and UWB technology also improve precision and range for indoor location of devices.

"Basic tracking technologies, like bar codes and RFID, are used heavily in retail and logistics areas today. Around 9.6 billion RFID tags were used in 2016…despite the limitations in range and lack of real-time tracking capability. This marks an important baseline in Asset Tracking because low-cost RFID or bar-code tracking represent indirect competition for investment in enterprise markets….and...

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Reviews and Kool Tools

The line of $1,399 Fusion Guitars (www.fusionguitars.com) are now available online to musicians in the U.S. Billed as "the world's most advanced electric guitar" they allow musicians to unplug, learn and create music... Read more »
iDevices’ $99.95 iDevices Dimmer Switch (http://tinyurl.com/yajp2e63) is the brand’s first major product release since it was acquired by Hubbell Inc. earlier this year. The new device is a hub-less smart switch that’s... Read more »
BEZALEL’s Omnia in-car wireless charger — boasting an Apple-inspired design, materials and construction — is part of the company’s total wireless charging solution for the iPhone 6 and 7, which also includes the... Read more »
Batteroo Inc.has introduced two new products in a family of tech solutions that enables rechargeable batteries to not only be compatible in alkaline-only devices for the first time but also delivers more consistent... Read more »

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Friday August 18

05:00
Apple patents hint at future plans for CarPlay and...

Apple has been granted two patents that hint at future features of its CarPlay tech and Maps app. Compatible with iPhone 5 and later models, CarPlay provides a simplified way to use your iPhone interface on a car’s touch screen, giving users access to Siri voice controls, as well as Apple Maps, Apple Music, Phone, Messages, and a variety of third party apps.

Patent number 20170236420 is for a “wireless vehicle system for enhancing situational awareness.” In the patent filing Apple notes that vehicles are often provided with safety equipment such as parking sensors, lane departure warning equipment, and blind-spot detection systems. A parking sensor can be used to alert a driver when a vehicle is nearly in contact with a parked car or other stationary object, but has limited range and can’t be used to increase safety when a vehicle is being driven on a highway. 

Lane departure warning equipment can sense when a driver has started to drift into an adjacent lane, but...

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04:35
Foxconn’s U.S. plant passes second vote; WSJ...

The $3B tax subsidy package needed to persuade Foxconn to open a display plant in Wisconsin passed its second hurdle yesterday as the Wisconsin state assembly voted to approve the deal. This follows a vote by the jobs & economy committee earlier in the week …

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04:30
The iOS-compatible Awair: Glow helps deal with in...

When you think of air pollution, you probably think of outdoor pollution. However, there are several sources of indoor air pollution (paint, escaping gas, wet or damp carpet, poor ventilation, etc.). The $99 Awair: Glow, which works with iOS 8 or later, can help you keep track of — and deal with — such pollutants.

It tracks toxins and chemicals in your home, office or home office and provides actionable insights and personalized tips to help you stay safe and healthy. It can also power up appliances such as a humidity, purifier or fan when it detects a deterioration in air quality — or at certain times during the day, if you prefer. The Awair: Glow even doubles as a night light that activates by motion, touch, or through iOS app.

The Glade plugin-sized gadget plugs directly into a power outlet. Download the free Awair: Glow app at the Apple App Store and you’ll be able to see, at a...

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04:04
Apple Watch suppliers say shipments expected to...

Companies in the Apple Watch supply chain say that orders continue to rise, with 4.5m shipments expected in the final quarter of the year. This would take total shipments for the year to 15m units.

The same sources say that they expect this number to increase to 20m in 2018 …

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Aug. 18, 2017

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks.

iOS Apps/Updates

VideoGo has debuted Teleprompter. It’s a $4.99 standalone teleprompter and video recording app. Not only can you use the teleprompter to help read your script, the app also features a recording option to create your own broadcast quality videos quickly and easily.

macOS Apps/Updates

Cargo VPN is a new private and secure VPN proxy for macOS and...

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Thursday August 17

20:45
Apple expands office space beyond its yet to be...

While some employees have moved into Apple Park, work is still under way on the new campus. Despite Apple Park providing 2.8 million square feet of office space, Apple is continuing to expand its room for employees with construction underway in two new leased buildings in Santa Clara.

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19:16
Apple releases six new videos covering iOS 11 iPad...

As we move closer to the public release of iOS 11, Apple tonight has shared a series of new ‘how to’ videos for iPad features that come along with the newest software.

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19:01
Apple leases additional Santa Clara office space...




Apple continues to expand its San Francisco Bay Area footprint to accommodate a growing workforce and new projects, with the latest leases involving multiple industrial buildings near the soon to open Apple Park.

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18:16
Latest Instagram update brings new options to reply...

An update today to Instagram adds new ways to reply with photos and videos and also includes the option to send split-screen replies.

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17:55
Apple promotes iOS 11 for iPad in new ad series




Apple on Thursday published a new series of iPad commercials to its official YouTube channel, focusing on the new capabilities iOS 11 is set to deliver to tablet users this fall.

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17:33
Apple and Aetna discussed four main topics during...

Late last week, Apple, Aetna, and various chief medical officers met to discuss bringing the Apple Watch to millions of the healthcare company’s customers. Today we’re hearing more specifics about the main topics of discussion.

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15:59
Apple Watch privacy, cost main concerns in Apple and...




In a meeting earlier this month, Apple, Aetna and a number of industry influencers discussed the viability of offering Apple Watch to millions of health insurance subscribers at a discount, but according to one attendee, sticking points remain.

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15:23
We Are the Surveillance State

For years, civil libertarians have fretted and worried about the eyes of the state encroaching on our privacy, but it turns out that we, the people, have opted to surveil ourselves.


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15:14
AWT News Update: August 17, 2017

This will be the last AWT News update podcast until August 30, 2017 -- be sure to visit the Apple World Today website at https://appleworld.today for a daily written update. 

  • YouTube TV scoots into 14 more markets, giving the streaming service coverage in a lot more of the USA
  • Need to disable Touch ID on your iPhone quickly? A new iOS 11 feature will let you do just that
  • Quanta will be the manufacturer of the third-generation Apple Watch, which is expected to make it to stores in the fourth quarter of 2017
  • McDonald's Australia must have a craving for the tenth-anniversary iPhone, as it has used a rendering of the device in a marketing email

The text version of the podcast can be read below. To listen to the podcast here, click the play button on the player below. Apple News readers need to visit Apple World Today in order to listen to the podcast.

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15:00
Hacker Claims To Have Decrypted Apple's Secure...

According to iClarified, a hacker by name of "xerub" has posted the decryption key for Apple's Secure Enclave Processor (SEP) firmware. "The security coprocessor was introduced alongside the iPhone 5s and Touch ID," reports iClarified. "It performs secure services for the rest of the SOC and prevents the main processor from getting direct access to sensitive data. It runs its own operating system (SEPOS) which includes a kernel, drivers, services, and applications." From the report: The Secure Enclave is responsible for processing fingerprint data from the Touch ID sensor, determining if there is a match against registered fingerprints, and then enabling access or purchases on behalf of the user. Communication between the processor and the Touch ID sensor takes place over a serial peripheral interface bus. The processor forwards the data to the Secure Enclave but can't read it. It's encrypted and authenticated with a session key that is negotiated using the device's shared key that...

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14:15
Back to School Technical Resources for Students Who...

Here’s a collection of learning resources and tools for technical high school and college students who are Apple customers.


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13:38
iOS 11 iPad Multitasking Explained

The way you work with multiple apps on your iOS 11 iPad has changed slightly, with some good changes but also a few that make Jeff Butts shake his head a bit.


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12:59
YouTube TV comes to 14 more US cities like Boston,...




Google's nascent YouTube TV on Thursday expanded into 14 more U.S. cities, a few notable places being Baltimore, Boston, Las Vegas, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Seattle, and Tampa.

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12:45
iOS 11 Emergency SOS Can Also Disable Touch ID

If the police ever try to force you to unlock your iPhone, you can temporarily disable TouchID in iOS 11. Of course, that won’t stop them from getting a search warrant, but that is part of the lawful process anyway.


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12:41
Gibson appoints Slash as Global Brand Ambassador

As part of his new role, the legendary Guns N’ Roses guitarist is currently developing new products with three of Gibson’s guitar brands, Gibson Custom, Gibson and Epiphone. Details of the new products will be announced beginning later this month.

Cheers, Slash.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:33
Report: Apple to Funnel Megabucks Into Original TV...


Apple reportedly has decided to put more than $1 billion toward the acquisition and development of original programming, part of a long-awaited rollout of a new television and film experience. The investment will leverage Apple's thus far underwhelming Apple TV business, bolstering its core video and music library to fulfill the promise of disrupting traditional television and film studios, as well as traditional cable and satellite providers. The move is consistent with Apple's historic pattern of waiting for a market to develop.

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12:25
2017 MacBook Deals: High-end 15" for $2,549 ($...




Shoppers looking for deals on Apple's latest Mid 2017 models can take advantage of bonus coupon savings in addition to already reduced pricing this week. Pick up the high-end 15" MacBook Pro with Radeon 560 graphics for $2,549 or the 512GB 13" Touch Bar for $1,824 ($175 off). The 12" MacBook is also $100 off with no tax outside NY and NJ.

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Friday August 18

03:44
Apple has Published Five New iPad Ads Promoting iOS 11 F...

Apple published a new iPad ad blitz last night that promotes the new features coming to the next generation iOS 11 that will be formerly introduced this fall.

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03:31
Electronic Frontier Foundations Criticizes Internet Comp...

The Electronic Frontier Foundation who supported Apple's legal fight against the FBI is now criticizing several internet companies for removing neo-Nazi groups from servers and services, saying the actions were "dangerous" and threatened free expression online.

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Thursday August 17

17:52
Apple Shares New Series of How To Videos Focusing on iPa...

Apple today uploaded several iPad Pro how to videos to its YouTube channel, focusing on new features that are coming to the iPad in iOS 11. Each video is just under a minute in length and all of the videos were made in the same style -- with two hands demonstrating new iPad functionality.

There are six how to videos in total, covering the following features: mark up with Apple Pencil, multitasking, document scanning and signing, file management, drag and drop, and the new dock.

iOS 11 brings a ton of new features to the iPad, essentially introducing a whole new user interface, so it's no surprise that Apple has designed a...

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13:53
iOS 11's SOS Feature Allows You to Temporarily Disa...

In iOS 11, Apple has added an "Emergency SOS" feature that's designed to give users a quick and easy way to summon emergency services should the need arise. As it turns out, there's a secondary benefit to Emergency SOS - it's also a way to quickly and discretely disable Touch ID.

Emergency SOS is activated by pressing on the sleep/wake button of an iPhone five times in rapid succession. When the requisite number of presses is complete, it brings up a screen that offers buttons to power off the iPhone, bring up your Medical ID (if filled out) and make an emergency 911 call.

Along with these options, there's also a cancel button. If you hit the sleep/wake button five times and then hit cancel, it disables Touch ID and requires a passcode before Touch ID can be re-enabled. Touch ID is also disabled if you actually make an emergency call.

This is a handy hidden feature because it allows Touch ID to be disabled discretely in situations where someone might be able...

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12:38
Apple and Aetna Talked Data Privacy, Cost and More in Ap...

Apple and insurance provider Aetna met last week to discuss ways to offer discounted Apple Watch models to Aetna's 23 million subscribers, and CNBC has shared details on some of the topics that were discussed at the meeting, attended by Aetna employees, Apple executives, and health providers from major hospitals.

Aetna is aiming to determine whether the Apple Watch can be used by subscribers to improve health outcomes by encouraging them to exercise, eat better, and better manage health issues. Info on the meeting came from Mandy Bishop, an attendee who founded startup Lifely Insights. Much of the meeting consisted of feedback from Aetna employees who have been testing the Apple Watch.

Data privacy, including who had access to what data, was a major topic of discussion...

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11:56
Apple Now Selling Refurbished 2017 27-Inch iMac Models

Apple today updated its online store for refurbished products to add the new 27-inch iMac models that were first released in June of 2017.

This is the first time those particular machines have been available through the refurbished store since their introduction at the 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference. The iMacs feature Kaby Lake processors, faster SSDs, and AMD discrete graphics.

Apple has a dozen refurbished iMac models available at the current time, with prices discounted by approximately 15 percent. An entry-level model with 8GB RAM, a 1TB Fusion Drive, a 3.5GHz i5 processor, and a Radeon Pro 575 is priced at $1,699, for example, a $300 discount off the standard price.

Apple has a range of configurations available, from low-end to top-of-the-line. As with all refurbished products, stock will fluctuate regularly based on the machines Apple is getting in for repair.

All...

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08:33
Apple Watch Series 3 Enters 'Final Testing Phase...

Apple Watch Series 3 models have entered the "final testing phase" in the manufacturing process, with mass production set to begin soon, according to a new Chinese-language Economic Daily News report [Google Translate].

The report, citing unnamed supply chain sources, said Taiwan-based manufacturer Quanta Computer will begin shipping Apple Watch Series 3 models to Apple in the fourth quarter, lining up with the smartwatch's widely rumored September launch, alongside new iPhones and possibly a 4K-capable Apple TV.

Apple Watch Series 2 models and slightly upgraded Series 1 models launched last September alongside the iPhone 7, so it's reasonable to assume that Series 3 models could launch this September as well. The...

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06:42
Latest Apple Park Drone Video Shows More Trees and Paved...

Matthew Roberts has shared his latest drone tour of Apple Park, providing a closer look at Apple's new headquarters as construction wraps up.

There aren't many notable changes since the July video, but August's edition reveals further landscaping efforts, including more trees — there will be over 9,000 in total — planted within the inner circle of the main building.

Apple has also begun paving certain areas of Apple Park, including the walkway to Steve Jobs Theater. Many areas of the campus remain covered in dirt, however, so it's clear there is still a lot of landscaping work to be completed.

Some of Apple's employees have already moved into the new headquarters, while others like design chief Jony Ive and his team will follow suit later...

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04:50
Apple Watch 3 has Reached Final Testing Stage before Mas...

Apple is likely to launch its Apple Watch Series 3 devices by the end of 2017 with Quanta Computer continuing to serve as the sole production partner for the Apple Watch 3. The new Apple Watch will ...

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04:03
Apple's invents a Rotationally Symmetric Speaker Ar...

Two of Apple's latest patent filings about advanced stereo and home theatre systems surfaced this month (one and two). The second patent filing that was discovered in Australia earlier this month was about a smart multi-speaker audio system designed for TV and live-streaming. Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that delves deeper into the multi-speaker system in filing titled "A rotationally Symmetric Speaker Array." In many respects the patent shares some of the technology used with Apple's new HomePod equipped with spatial awareness.

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02:22
Apple's CEO Sends out another Preachy Memo to Calm...

I've never heard of another CEO who has to continually calm down their employees who can't handle life or news events. It's hard to believe that Apple has a disproportionate number of snowflakes who need coddling over ever bump in life. In November Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple's CEO Sends Memo out to Employees to Calm Election Aftermath Tensions and Anxiety." Now Cook has send out another memo about Charlottesville

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02:22
Apple's CEO Sends out another Preachy Memo

I've never heard of another CEO who has to continually calm down their employees who can't handle life or news events.Today Cook has send out another memo about Charlottesville

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Wednesday August 16

15:29
Samsung and Foxconn back a Technology from Keyssa that c...

A new technology that's around the corner could eliminate ports and allow devices to transfer large data files wirelessly. The new technology is now being supported by Intel, Foxconn and Samsung with the latter two working on a new smartphone design supporting this new technology. Our report presents you with two videos about the technology and much more.

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12:37
Ireland's Fiery Finance Minister Clearly Stated tha...

Last week Patently Apple posted a report titled "Ireland close to a deal with Apple over holding Billions of Euros during the EU Tax Ruling Appeal Process." Today we're learning that Ireland's Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe went on record with a German newspaper to say that the EU's demand for Apple to pay it 13 billion euros in back taxes is unjustified.

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10:10
Apple Watch Series 3 Unlikely to Support Direct Phone Ca...

The third-generation Apple Watch, set to launch this fall with LTE support for the first time, is unlikely to support phone calls, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo told investors in a note shared this morning.

According to Kuo, while a voice service that replaces the iPhone's calling functionality is "feasible," he believes Apple must first work on improving the "user experience of data transmission." As a result, he says the Apple Watch "probably" won't support traditional phone calls "this year."

The watch could, however, support VoIP services like FaceTime and Skype, as FaceTime audio calling is already supported on current Apple Watch models.This has two benefits: (1) negotiations with mobile operators will be more simple and the chances of cooperation with mobile operators will improve; and (2) 3G connectivity can be scrapped, simplifying the antenna design and facilitating internal design. However, we think there is a chance that users may use LTE Apple...

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09:59
New ESPN App for Apple TV allows users to View Four Live...

A new version of the ESPN App for Apple TV is now available for U.S. customers which includes a feature called MultiCast that provides the ability to view up to four simultaneous live streams at once.

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08:32
In the Battle for Best Premium Smartphone on the Planet,...

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, the Samsung Galaxy S8 was the world’s best-selling Android smartphone model in the second quarter of 2017. But what Apple's iPhone 7 delivered was so much better. Apple is still king of the premium smartphone.

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07:36
iPhone 7 Remained World's Most Popular Smartphone M...

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus remained the world's most popular smartphones in the second quarter, ahead of Samsung's newer Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, according to market research firm Strategy Analytics.

Apple shipped an estimated 16.9 million iPhone 7 units and 15.1 million iPhone 7 Plus units worldwide in the quarter, which corresponds with April through June, according to the firm's latest Smartphone Model Tracker report.

"iPhone 7 remains the world's most popular smartphone model overall, due to a compelling blend of user-friendly...

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07:00
Apple and the ALCU are Challenging Warrantless Seizure o...

The question to be answered by the Supreme Court regarding privacy is "Whether the warrantless seizure and search of historical cell phone records revealing the location and movements of a cell phone user over the course of 127 days is permitted by the Fourth Amendment." Apple and other tech companies filed an amicus brief supporting the challenge by the ALCU in the Supreme Court

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06:13
Apple Set to Spend over $1 Billion on Original Entertain...

When it rains it pours. After reporting on Apple hiring Matt Cherniss for their entertainment programming development yesterday and a wild rumor about an HDTV from Apple now being tested earlier this morning, we're now learning that "Apple’s ambitions around creating original content seem set to grow with a budget of around $1 billion ..

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Wednesday August 16

11:29
About the security content of tvOS 10.1

This document describes the security content of tvOS 10.1.

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11:29
About the security content of iOS 10.2

This document describes the security content of iOS 10.2.

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Monday August 14

10:00
New Beta Downloads Now Available

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

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


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10:00
New Beta Downloads Now Available

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

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


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Tuesday August 8

10:15
Introducing the Outlook.com beta

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

Here’s a look at what’s new:

A faster experience

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

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Monday August 7

10:00
New Beta Downloads Now Available

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

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


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10:00
New Beta Downloads Now Available

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

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


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Thursday August 3

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

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

It starts off like this:

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

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

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

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Monday July 31

15:00
Expanded Tester Limits in TestFlight

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

Learn more about TestFlight.

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15:00
Expanded Tester Limits in TestFlight

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

Learn more about TestFlight.

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

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

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

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Thursday July 27

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

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

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

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08:08
Hook The Lintings

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

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday July 26

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

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

Writing Logs

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

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

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Tuesday July 25

09:00
Edwards Lifesciences moves to Office 365 to keep...

“I see a paradigm shift in IT at Edwards Lifesciences with the deployment of easy-to-use Office 365 services that usher in a new way of working for our employees, and free up time for IT to focus on more strategic initiatives and serve as stronger business partners.” —Sal Chiovari, CIO for Edwards Lifesciences

The post Edwards Lifesciences moves to Office 365 to keep innovation at the forefront of its culture appeared first on Office Blogs.

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Friday July 21

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

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

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Wednesday July 19

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

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

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

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

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09:11
About the security content of watchOS 3.2.3

This document describes the security content of watchOS 3.2.3.

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09:09
About the security content of tvOS 10.2.2

This document describes the security content of tvOS 10.2.2.

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09:08
About the security content of iOS 10.3.3

This document describes the security content of iOS 10.3.3.

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09:08
About the security content of macOS Sierra 10.12.6,...

This document describes the security content of macOS Sierra 10.12.6, Security Update 2017-003 El Capitan, and Security Update 2017-003 Yosemite.

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…Manager to deliver and sustain a seamless user and support experience for Apple Pay Cash, the upcoming person-to-person payments feature in iMessage. On the Business Read more
Sr. Software Engineer, Core Services, *Apple...
…You will be part of the server team that powers various features within the Apple client applications - iTunes, App Store, iBooks, Podcast, Apple Music etc. You Read more
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