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14:57
MacPaw acquires Unarchiver file extraction utility

MacPaw (www.macpaw.com), makers of Setapp and developers of a number of macOS apps, has purchased The Unarchiver, a file extraction utility.

Oleksandr Kosovan, the CEO and founder of MacPaw, says his company will maintain the Unarchiver, keep it up-to-date, localize into popular languages and implement design improvements. As before, the Unarchiver will be free for all Mac users. All the apps and app-related assets will be transferred to MacPaw’s developer account.

The Unarchiver is an built-in archive extraction program on macOS. It’s designed to handle many more formats than Archive Utility, and to better fit in with the design of the Finder, says Kosovan. It can handle file names in foreign character sets, created with non-English versions of other operating systems.

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14:47
Apple Store app is updated for iPhones and iPads

Apple has updated its Apple Store app (http://tinyurl.com/o47k2cv) for iPhones and iPads to version 4.3.

You can use Touch ID to securely and conveniently pay for your order with your Apple ID, as well as make changes to account settings. It’s also now easier than ever to see if the iPhone you want is available at an Apple Store near you.

The Apple Store app allows you to, among other things, get recommendations based on the Apple products you already own. You can use it to find out which accessories are compatible with your devices, upgrade to a new iPhone from your current one, keep track of your orders wherever you go, and sign up for hands-on sessions in store. You can even use Apple Pay to check out from your iPhone when you visit a participating Apple Store.

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06:25
Output Factory for InDesign Now Restores Layer Visibility After Output

Zevrix Solutions has released Output Factory 2.0.10, a maintenance update to company's output automation tool for Adobe InDesign.

The app automates printing and exporting from InDesign and offers batch processing, layer versioning, variable file names, automatic preflight, and other productivity-enhancing features. Version 2.0.10 restores layer visibility in InDesign files after processing and addresses several issues related to AppleScript and JavaScript scripts performance.

Output Factory can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $169.95 (there’s a “lite” version for $120 and a server version for $700). A demo is available for download. Users of Output Factory 1.x and BatchOutput can upgrade to Output Factory 2 for $85 (or $60 for the lite version). Output Factory requires macOS 10.7-10.12 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2017.

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04:54
GraphicConverter for macOS revved to version 10.4.3

Lemke Software has announced GraphicConverter 10.4.3, an update to its image utility for the Mac.

Described as the equivalent of a "Swiss Army Knife," GraphicConverter is a universal image editing program that features image conversion from more than 200 graphic file formats into almost 80 different file formats. Version 10.4.3 incorporates several new features and functionality improvements.

GraphicConverter 10.4.3 requires macOS 10.9 or later. It costs $39.95 and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Photography category. It can also be directly purchased online from the Lemkesoft website (http://tinyurl.com/y7zunebo).

GraphicConverter 10.4.3 is a free update for all customers of version 10.x. Upgrades from older versions of GraphicConverter are available for $25.95.

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Jul 26
Phiaton debuts BT 390 foldable headphones

Phiaton Corp. (http://www.phiaton.com) has introduced the latest addition to its line of wireless headphones and earphones: the BT 390. Featuring Bluetooth 4.1 and crafted with a “minimalistic exterior and easy-to-carry design,” the new foldable headphones are available for $79 on Amazon.

The compact BT 390 wireless headphones purportedly offer a long battery life for 30 hours of non-stop music playing time, while 40mm drivers deliver an optimized vibration system. Oversized Neodymium magnets are designed to provide a rich, commanding bass.

The BT 390 boasts padded ear and head pads. The headphones are equipped with multifunction buttons and a microphone on the ear cups for wireless control of music and phone calls. Multipoint technology connects any two Bluetooth enabled devices at the same time, and Everplay-X technology keeps the music going even if the headphones’ battery runs out, or the audio...

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Jul 26
ProtectStar debuts Data Shredder for Mac 2017

ProtectStar has debuted Data Shredder for Mac 2017, their new military grade data deletion tool for macOS. The app purportedly deletes data using methods that meet and exceed government, military, and industry standards.

Users simply drag ’n drop files, folders, or drives to the app and press the "Shred" button. Data Shredder then eliminates any chance for data reconstruction. Data Shredder for Mac Professional uses certified deletion algorithms, including: DoD 5220.22-M ECE, Peter Gutmann, DoD 5220.22-M, HMG Infosec No.5, German BSI-2011-VS, US Army AR380-19 and more. Data Shredder for Mac Military Edition uses those same algorithms. Plus, it makes use of enhanced military deletion methods like NATO standard, US Navy NAVSO P-5239-26 (MFM & RLL), USAF AFSSI-5020, BSI TL-03423 and CSEC ITSG-06.

Data Shredder for Mac 2017 requires macOS 10.11 or higher. It costs $19.90; the “military edition” is $29.90.

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Jul 26
Mapdiva rolls out Ortelius 2 for macOS

Mapdiva has rolled out Ortelius 2, an update of its creative map design software for the Mac.

Serving as a hybrid between a vector drawing program, and a geographic information system, it’s a professional-level vector drawing program for producing publication-quality maps. Ortelius 2 adds tailored functionality for cartography, such as connectable track tools, powerful style engine, library of expert styles and map symbols, robust templates and more.

Ortelius 2 is available today from Mapdiva.com for $149.99 per year for an annual license or $399 for a perpetual license. A demo is available for download.

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Jul 26
PDFpen 9.1 Adds Bookmark Support, Improves Window Positioning

Smile has released PDFpen 9.1 (https://smilesoftware.com/PDFpen/), an update to its all-purpose PDF editing tool for macOS 10.11 and higher. This version introduces Bookmarks, a special section at the top of the table of contents for linking to pages in the document.

Bookmarks can be created in both PDFpen and PDFpenPro, whereas table of contents editing requires PDFpenPro. This version also re-opens any previously-opened documents at the same window size and position as when they were last closed.

PDFpen costs $74.95 for a single user license, $94.95 for a family pack (up to five users in one household), and $224.95 (an up, depending on the number of users) for an office pack. PDFpen Pro costs $124.95 for a single user license, $149.95 for a family pack (up to five users in one household), and $349.95 (an up, depending on the number of users) for an office pack.

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Jul 26
File Manager Pro Version 1.0.1 by B-Eng now available on Mac App Store

B-Eng has announced File Manager Pro 1.0.1, the latest version of their dual panel file manager for macOS.

It’s a file managing tool featuring a dual panel layout that allows control and overview when handling and managing files. The capabilities of File Manager Pro range from basic copy/move/delete tasks to compressing and decompressing files as well as comparing and synching directories, complete with an interactive, visual overview of a hard drives usage. Version 1.0.1 is a maintenance upgrade.

File Manager Pro 1.0.1 requires macOS 10.11 or higher and costs $18.99. It’s available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/y7kwm9mf).

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Jul 25
USB 3.0 Promoter Group announces USB 3.2 Update

The USB 3.0 Promoter Group (www.usb.org)— of which Apple is a member — has announced the pending release of the USB 3.2 specification, an incremental update that defines multi-lane operation for new USB 3.2 hosts and devices.

USB Type-C cables were designed to support multi-lane operation to ensure a path for scalable performance. New USB 3.2 hosts and devices can now be designed as multi-lane solutions, allowing for up to two lanes of 5Gbps or two lanes of 10 Gbps operation. This enables platform developers to continue advancing USB products to fit their customers’ needs by effectively doubling the performance across existing cables.

For example, a USB 3.2 host connected to a USB 3.2 storage device will now be capable of realizing over 2 GB/sec data transfer performance over an existing USB Type-C™ cable that is certified for SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps.
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Jul 25
WaterField Designs unveils enhanced TSA-friendly Zip Brief

WaterField Designs (www.sfbags.com) has announced the refined Zip Brief, an “ultra-slim” laptop bag with space for several tech and personal necessities.

It unzips around three sides to lie flat for TSA-airport security and slips over a wheeled suitcase handle. Increased depth and a pleated front pocket allow the new Zip laptop bag to hold an array of necessities while maintaining its slim profile, says WaterField Designs owner Gary Waterfield.

It’s designed to hold the essentials a professional needs for a day at work—a laptop or tablet, power supply, cables, small hard drive, smartphone, pad of paper and Apple Pencil— all organized and protected in one compact bag, he adds. Inside, a padded laptop compartment with cut-out corners allows users to charge a device while it rests protected inside the sleeve.

Two internal mesh pockets hold additional accessories and a slim enclosure stows the Apple...

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Jul 25
LinkOptimizer Lite 5 for Adobe InDesign Introduces Batch Processing

Zevrix Solutions has announced LinkOptimizer Lite 5, an upgrade to the low-cost version of company's image processing solution for Adobe InDesign.

LinkOptimizer lets users automatically reduce the size of InDesign links, convert colors, perform essential image adjustments and repurpose files for web and mobile devices. Version 5 introduces batch processing of multiple InDesign files, support for InDesign books, as well as numerous improvements in stability, performance and user interface.

LinkOptimizer Lite can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $179.95. A demo is available for download. The upgrade from previous Lite versions is $89.97. LinkOptimizer requires macOS 10.7 or higher and Adobe InDesign/Photoshop CS5-CC 2017.

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Jul 24
Apple posts new iOS, macOS, tvOS, watchOS developer betas

Apple has released the fourth developer betas of iOS 11, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, tvOS 11, and watchOS 4. The new beta versions can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

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Jul 24
Elemental Tools releases Firetask Pro for the Mac, iOS

Elemental Tools has released Firetask Pro, the next generation of Firetask, the project-oriented GTD(R) task management app for Mac, iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch devices. It’s available at Apple’s various app stores.

The app provides features such as project portfolios, actions for subdividing tasks, iCloud syncing, a new iOS Today widget, Apple Watch support, and various workflows. The "Today" workflow focuses on tasks that are marked as starred, or are due today (or already overdue).

Upcoming due tasks in the next days as well as next tasks per project are summarized in a new "Next" view. "Waiting For" provides a view of your delegated tasks grouped by assignee. The "Collect" area groups “Inbox,” “Someday,” and "Scratchpad" together and supports free reordering of tasks.

Portfolios allow users to group projects together in order to provide more order for your active projects. Actions provide a way to subdivide your tasks into individual steps that have to be...

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Jul 21
Deirdre O’Brien named Apple’s vice president of People

Apple has announced that Deirdre O’Brien, vice president of Worldwide Sales and Operations, has been named vice president of People, reporting to CEO Tim Cook. A nearly 30-year Apple veteran, she will lead all HR functions including talent development, recruiting, benefits, compensation and business support, as well as overseeing Apple University.

“As long as I’ve been at Apple, Deirdre has been the glue that bonds our operations, sales, marketing and finance teams to deliver products to our customers,” Cook said in a press release. “Deirdre deeply understands Apple’s unique culture and that people join Apple to do the best work of their lives. She is a superb leader and I’m thrilled she will be bringing her experience and talent to this critical role.”

O’Brien joined Apple in 1988 and today runs a global organization dedicated to delivering the world’s best products to customers everywhere. Her role has required exceptional collaboration and leadership across many...

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Jul 21
proDAD brings its Mercalli SAL video stabilizer app to the Mac

proDAD has brought its Mercalli SAL video stabilizer to the Mac after years of being Windows only. Mercalli SAL Mac is a new, full-featured, stand-alone macOS native application.

It uses the Mercalli V4 stabilization engine to correct shaky, bent, and warped videos. It’s a native 64-bit macOS app loaded with professional features that include two levels of CMOS distortion correction and fisheye warp removal. Automated batch video analysis speeds your workflow and you can preview, trim, and split clips then export rendered video in a wide range of formats including ProRes 4444 and all flavors of ProRes 422.

Mercalli SAL Mac provides intelligent stabilization profiles (presets) that eliminate the need for manual fine-tune adjustment (though you can also tweak the settings if you wish) . Why is Mercalli SAL Mac a stand-alone application and not a Final Cut Pro X plug-in?

“We've discovered that editors prefer the simplicity of not being forced to use an NLE...

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Jul 20
Syntronik virtual instrument now shipping for Macs, PC

IK Multimedia (www.ikmultimedia.co) has released Syntronik for Mac and Windows systems. It’s a virtual instrument that packs a collection of vintage synthesizers.

Syntronik melds advanced sampling techniques with a hybrid sample and modeling synthesis engine, a large assortment of high-quality modeled effects and innovative instrument features. It provides 17 instruments with over 2,000 sounds covering a wide selection from 38 synthesizers.

Users with qualifying IK products can crossgrade for $199.99 via direct download or $229.99 for a boxed copy. New users can get Syntronik for $299.99 via direct download or $329.99 for a boxed copy.

Syntronik Free is available as a complimentary download from the IK Multimedia website. It’s expandable with Syntronik Instruments, which are available individually via the built-in "In-App Shop" for $49.99 each.

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Jul 20
XEffects 3D Video Walls plugin released for Final Cut Pro X

FxFactory has released a new Final Cut Pro X plugin called XEffects 3D Video Walls (http://tinyurl.com/y99hdrum). Developed by partner Idustrial Revolution, it allows the user to add moving video or still images to striking video walls in 3D space.

A choice of pre-programmed moves are included. The plugin allows the user to choose the individual panel shape, the number and layout of panels along with the choice of material, position in 3D space and depth of field.

A video editor can use a single panel positioned in 3D space with reflections and depth of field or put together a tumbling panel of 15 cells in three rows. 3D Video walls is launched at a discounted price of $49 for a month.

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Jul 20
Videux is new video organizer/player for the Mac

Half8Fish has introduced Videux, an organizer, player, and workflow assistant for macOS. It’s designed for use with video collections.

Videux can tag video collections with keywords, ratings, and flags. The software keeps track of model releases, license agreements, metadata, and more with the goal of making it easy to see at a glance the state of your video library.

The full version of Videux Pro launches with an introductory offer of $99.99. Its requires macOS or higher and is available at the Mac App Store. A seven-day demo is available at the Half8Fish website (https://videux.com/buydl/).

There’s also a “lite” version available. Play LT is different in that it includes primarily only the player portion of Videux, along with the ability to pick/cull, rate and sort video.

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Jul 20
AKVIS releases AKVIS Watercolor 2.0

AKVIS (www.akvis.com) has released AKVIS Watercolor 2.0, an update of the Mac compatible software for imitating different watercolor techniques. Version 2.0 adds an Abstract Art tab and new built-in presets.

On the Mac platform, AKVIS Watercolor requires macOS 10.7 or higher. The product is available as a standalone application and as a plugin to photo editors such as AliveColors by AKVIS, Adobe Photoshop, and others. The Home sells for $49, the Deluxe for $69, and the Business for $89.

One license key allows activating and using the software on two computers. The upgrade is free for all registered users of the program. A demo is available for download.

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Jul 27
Sharing economy revenues to double by 2022

A new study from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) finds that the sharing economy is set to see substantial growth, as players in more established sectors, such as transport and space, press their first mover advantage.

The research group forecasts that the sharing economy will reach $40.2 billion in 2022 in terms of platform provider revenues, up from $18.6 billion in 2017. Since Juniper’s previous research, some of the biggest names in the sharing economy including Uber and Lyft, have seen much greater returns from driver operations than expected. The proportion taken by these platforms is now around 30% per journey, as providers capitalize on an established driver network, notes Juniper.

In addition, uptake of many leading sharing services has increased considerably, with listings on shared space provider Airbnb growing from two million at the end of 2015, to 3 million this year....

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Jul 27
Refurbished, used mobile phone market to reach $40...

The global refurbished and used mobile phone market will see an expansion of 8.9% CAGR [compound annual growth rate] during the forecast period 2017 to 2025, according to Persistence Market Research (www.persistencemarketresearch.com). Global sales of refurbished and used mobile phones are estimated to account for revenues worth almost $20 million this year, notes the research group.

Global leading manufacturers of mobile phones are emphasizing on green initiatives, by reusing and recycling their products for adopting sustainability. With rapid changes in technology, new innovative gadgets with updated features are being introduced in the market, resulting into reduction in customer usage cycle of mobile phones, says Persistence Market Research.

Premium brand refurbished and used mobile phones are expected to remain sought-after in the market, with sales expanding at a...

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Jul 25
Gartner: AI tech will be in almost every new software...

Market hype and growing interest in artificial intelligence (AI) are pushing established software vendors to introduce AI into their product strategy, creating considerable confusion in the process, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.garnter.com). The research group’s analysts predict that by 2020, AI technologies will be virtually pervasive in almost every new software product and service.

In January 2016, the term "artificial intelligence" was not in the top 100 search terms on gartner.com. By May 2017, the term ranked at No. 7, indicating the popularity of the topic and interest from Gartner clients in understanding how AI can and should be used as part of their digital business strategy. Gartner predicts that by 2020, AI will be a top five investment priority for more than 30 percent of CIOs.

"As AI accelerates up the Hype Cycle, many software providers are looking to stake their claim in the biggest gold...

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Jul 25
Mobile gaming segments are the most lucrative

A report by Newzoo (www.newzoo.com) on the global games market shows that 2.2 billion gamers across the globe are expected to generate $108.9 billion in game revenues in 2017. This represents an increase of $7.8 billion, or 7.8% from the year before.

Digital game revenues will account for $94.4 billion or 87% of the global market. The Newzoo report also indicates that mobile is the most lucrative segment, with smartphone and tablet gaming growing rapidly or at 19% year on year to $46.1 billion and accounting for 42% of the market. In 2020, mobile gaming will represent just more than half of the total games market.

Newzoo says that the Asia-Pacific is by far the largest region, with China expected to generate $27.5 billion or one-quarter of all revenues in 2017. Mobile games performed even better than expected in China, while the PC segments performed worse than anticipated. North America is the second-largest...

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Jul 24
Worldwide SMB IT spending to top $676 billion in 2021

New data from International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts that total IT spending by small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) will approach $568 billion in 2017 and increase by more than $100 billion to exceed $676 billion in 2021.

With a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.5%, spending by businesses with fewer than 1,000 employees on IT hardware, software, and services, including business services, is expected to be slightly stronger than the research group's previous forecast.

"SMB IT spending growth continues to track about two percentage points higher than GDP growth across regions. But beneath that slowly rising tide are faster moving currents that reflect the changing ways SMBs are acquiring and deploying technology," said Ray Boggs, vice president, SMB Research at IDC.

SMBs around the world are increasingly interested in investing in resources to improve employee productivity and improve their competitive positions. Boggs noted that while...

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Jul 24
Mobile roaming revenues to fall 11% globally in 2017

A new study from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) has found that operator revenues from international mobile roaming are expected to experience an 11% decline in 2017, as operators introduce “Roam Like at Home” packages in key markets including Europe, North America and Asia.

“Roam Like at Home”enables mobile users to use their monthly voice, data, and messaging allowance while roaming without incurring additional charges. Juniper Research forecasts that the annual revenues, worth an estimated $54 billion in 2016, will decline to $48 billion in 2017 as revenues generated from increased usage in many markets fail to offset those lost by lower roaming charges in the EU.

“This decline in global revenues is due to a 33% fall in European roaming revenues, following the EU regulation to end roaming surcharges,” research author Nitin Bhas added. “While we expect roaming tariffs outside...

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Jul 21
Worldwide public cloud services spending to reach $266...

Worldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure is forecast to reach $266 billion in 2021, according to new data from IDC (www.idc.com). Although spending growth will slow somewhat over the 2016-2021 forecast period, the market is expected to achieve a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21%, notes the research group.

Public cloud services spending will reach $128 billion in 2017, an increase of 25.4% over 2016. The U.S. will be the largest market for public cloud services accounting for more than 60% of worldwide revenues throughout the forecast and total spending of $163 billion in 2021. Western Europe and Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan)(APeJ) will be the second and third largest regions with 2021 spending levels of $52 billion and $25 billion, respectively. APeJ and Latin America will experience the fastest spending growth over the forecast period with CAGRs of 26.7% and 26.2%, respectively....

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Jul 21
Most businesses using the cloud spend $100,000-plus on...

Businesses prefer storing data in the cloud but plan to invest in extra security precautions, according to the second report in Clutch's “Annual Cloud Computing Survey.” Clutch (https://clutch.co) is a B2B ratings and reviews firm.

Nearly 70% of businesses on the cloud prefer storing data in the cloud instead of on a legacy system, and these businesses are willing to invest heavily in keeping their cloud's data secure. In fact, over half of companies surveyed spend more than $100,000 annually on additional cloud security features.

One reason for the high investment in cloud security is companies' greater awareness of the security risks that are out of their cloud provider's control, according to industry experts, according to Clutch. When it comes to application-level security, including user access, password sharing, and other individual interactions, the company and its employees shoulder the responsibility...

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Jul 20
AI, analytics speed up the pace of digital workplace...

New research examining how organizations are evolving from a traditional office environment to a digital workplace reveals that gaining competitive advantage and improving business process are among the top goals of their digital transformation strategy. This is according to 40% of 800 organizations in 15 countries on five continents that were interviewed for a new Dimension Data (www.dimensiondata.com).

The research group says that digital transformation is not just about adopting the technologies of the past: 62% of research participants expect to have technology such as virtual advisors in their organizations within the next two years. In addition, 58% expect to start actively investing in technology that powers virtual advisors in the next two years.

Today, the digital workplace is no longer just made up of managers and those managed; co-workers collaborating with one another to complete...

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Jul 19
Nearly 60% of U.S. Broadband Households Subscribe to...

A new Parks Associates (www.parksassociates.com) report notes that 59% of U.S. broadband households subscribe to Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu.

The firm's OTT Video Market Tracker service notes that only 6% of U.S. broadband households subscribe to any other OTT service without also having a subscription to one of the top three services, while 3% subscribe to one or more sports OTT video service, including MLB.TV, NFL Game Pass, NBA League Pass, or WWE Network.

The OTT Video Market Tracker ongoing service provides industry research data and analysis of competing players' strengths and weaknesses in the space and includes an exhaustive analysis of market trends and profiles of more than 100 OTT video service providers in the U.S. and Canada.

"U.S. consumers are not taking solely a Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu subscription. Many are shopping around and trialing new services to get access to...

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18:51
Apple hit with patent infringement suit over Apple...

A Florida-based digital video company is suing Apple over a Siri feature of the fourth-generation Apple TV. The company, CustomPlay, says that it originally created the Apple TV and Siri feature that allows users to ask “what did he say?” to rewind and rewatch a short section of the video.

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17:37
LG mobile sales tank as Samsung Mobile revenues...




LG blamed a "challenging quarter for mobiles" for the $117.27 million quarterly loss posted by its mobile unit, even as the company posted slightly higher year-over-year revenues across its other businesses. Samsung similarly reported strong overall earnings--primarily from its semiconductor segment--while its mobile unit turned in revenues and profits better than last year but still below its Galaxy heyday back in 2014.

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16:43
What do you think of Apple’s decision to discontinue...

Earlier today, Apple officially discontinued the iPod nano and iPod shuffle. While some say the move has been a long time coming, others were taken aback by the sudden move.

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15:41
∞ Can Apple grow a forest

Lisa Jackson, Apple’s lead on Environment work, and a group of colleagues went out to dinner one night. They ate, drank, and came up with a plan to ensure almost 1 million acres of forests are responsibly managed by 2020.

This is what I love about Apple—they aren’t just about getting products out to consumers, they think about everything along the way, including the impact they have on the environment.

Cheers, Lisa Jackson!

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15:37
Apple store approved for Carnegie Library

Apple has finalized terms with Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, to lease a portion of the Carnegie Library at at Mount Vernon Square, described as a newly transformed convention and entertainment district in downtown Washington D.C.

That is going to be a beautiful store.

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15:27
The Day Steve Jobs Launched the iPod and Changed...

The iPod showed Apple that it could be more than just a conventional computer company, and that changed everything.


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15:25
The One about Star Wars Stormtroopers Inspiring Jony...

That’s the story according to Star Wars rebooter J.J. Abrams, as revealed in a Wall Street Journal profile of Jony Ive.


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15:25
Watch: Apple officially kills off iPod nano, iPod...




After nearly 12 years of service, Apple on Thursday officially killed off the iPod nano and iPod shuffle, leaving the $199 32GB iPod touch as the only iPod consumers can buy.

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14:59
MacPaw scoops up Unarchiver, a macOS file extraction...

MacPaw, makers of Setapp and developers of a number of macOS apps, has purchased The Unarchiver, a file extraction utility.

Oleksandr Kosovan, the CEO and founder of MacPaw, says his company will maintain the Unarchiver, keep it up-to-date, localize into popular languages and implement design improvements. As before, the Unarchiver will be free for all Mac users. All the apps and app-related assets will be transferred to MacPaw’s developer account. 

The Unarchiver is an built-in archive extraction program on macOS. It’s designed to handle many more formats than Archive Utility, and to better fit in with the design of the Finder, says Kosovan. It can handle file names in foreign character sets, created with non-English versions of other operating systems.

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14:49
Apple Store app is updated for iOS devices

Apple has updated its Apple Store app for iPhones and iPads to version 4.3.

You can use Touch ID to securely and conveniently pay for your order with your Apple ID, as well as make changes to account settings. It’s also now easier than ever to see if the iPhone you want is available at an Apple Store near you.

The Apple Store app allows you to, among other things, get recommendations based on the Apple products you already own. You can use it to find out which accessories are compatible with your devices, upgrade to a new iPhone from your current one, keep track of your orders wherever you go, and sign up for hands-on sessions in store. You can even use Apple Pay to check out from your iPhone when you visit a participating Apple Store.

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14:43
SparkyLinux 5: Great All-Purpose Distro for...


When I first reviewed the Game Over edition of SparkyLinux several years ago, I called it one of the best full-service Linux distros catering to game players you could find. That assessment extends to last month's release of the non-gaming edition of this distro. The latest edition of SparkyLinux, version 5.0 "Nibiru," finds its true calling as a Linux distro that falls between those that are beginner-friendly and those that require some amount of Linux knowledge. SparkyLinux 5.0 is based on the testing branch of Debian.

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14:39
Apple to lease part of the Carnegie Library for a...

Events DC has announced that its board of directors and Apple have finalized terms for the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia to execute a lease with the Cupertino, California-based company for the establishment of a retail store. 

Under the lease terms, the location will be at Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square, the center of a newly transformed convention and entertainment district in downtown DC. What’s more, a Tri-Party Agreement among Events DC, Apple and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. will also be executed, memorializing a co-location of Apple and the Historical Society as part of the reimagined vision at Carnegie Library. 

“The partnership between Events DC and Apple demonstrates an innovative approach to preserving the historic character of our world-renowned Carnegie Library while creating a cultural experience that welcomes residents from across the District of Columbia and visitors around the world,” said...

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14:35
Experts say it’s ‘highly unlikely’ Apple will build...

Foxconn yesterday officially confirmed its plans to build a $10 billion display manufacturing plant in Wisconsin, a move that had been rumored for a long time. Just a few days before that, however, President Trump touted that Apple had promised him 3 “big, big, big” factories in the United States, yet Foxconn’s new Wisconsin factory won’t be for Apple displays, but rather Sharp.

Some have speculated that Trump may have gotten Foxconn confused with Apple, and a new report from The Wall Street Journal outlines just how unlikely it is for Apple to expand to the United States so quickly…

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14:25
Trent Reznor on Apple, Music, Tech, and Nine Inch...

Apple Music exeuctive Trent Reznor recently granted a rare(ish) interview to Vulture magazine. Topics covered included Apple, Apple Music, streaming music, tech “stars,” and Nine Inch Nails. It’s a very interesting interview, and Mr. Reznor talks about how the idea of tech rock stars is “bull$%&@,” how the modern culture doesn’t value artists properly (including the music industry), and how having access to all of the music ever made has both good sides and down sides. I’m a big fan of Mr. Reznor (YMMV), and very much enjoyed reading this interview.


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14:25
Apple ad explains origins of company's forestry...




A new Apple ad posted to YouTube on Thursday focuses on the company's worldwide effort to preserve and manage forestland, itself part of a wider goal to achieve a net-zero impact on the world's supply of virgin fiber.

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14:04
AWT News Update: July 27, 2017

There won't be an AWT News Update tomorrow because Steve is taking a break from family issues that have been keeping him really busy...and not with the website. Be sure to come back on Monday when we'll have the next edition of the AWT News Update podcast.

  • The Apple Store app has been updated with additional Touch ID support and an easier way to find out if specific iPhone configurations are available
  • The FCC has issued a license to Apple for testing of 5G cellular technology
  • The iPod touch is now the last remaining iPod, with the iPod nano and iPod shuffle being discontinued by Apple officially today

The text version of the podcast can be viewed 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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13:52
Goodbye iPod, and thanks for all the tunes

Poor one out for the iPod. I get why they are no longer “needed” in Apple’s lineup but they will always have a soft spot in my gadget-loving heart.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:49
Where's All My CPU and Memory Gone? The Answer...

Slack, valued at $5 billion, has received buyout pitches from several companies including Amazon and Microsoft. But the team collaborations service, which has over 5 million active users, continues to offer one of the most resource intensive apps you could find on Mac and iOS. From an article: TLDR; If you care about battery life or availability of your finite CPU and memory on your computer, then you probably won't want to use Slack desktop with more than one or two accounts. Slack resource usage increases linearly as you add more accounts, and it quickly adds up. [...] I noticed that my machine has been sluggish and its battery life has become poor. Whilst investigating this, it turns out that Slack desktop fails badly when used with multiple accounts. This is because CPU and memory usage increases linearly as you add more accounts to your Slack desktop client. As a result, I believe the growing trend to use Slack to be part of multiple communities is seriously flawed until Slack...

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13:24
Apple highlights its sustainably managed forest...

Apple shared a series of lighthearted animated videos for Earth Day back in April and today the company has released another new video in the same style. This one highlights the company’s efforts with sustainable packaging…

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13:19
Apple Store app for iPhone & iPad updates with...




Apple on Thursday updated its official Apple Store app for iPhones and iPads with a pair of important changes, most notably expanded use of Touch ID.

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13:15
Apple officially receives FCC license to test next-...

Apple has recently received official approval from the FCC to test 5G wireless broadband. The company was granted permission in the form of an experimental license to test millimeter wave technology at two locations near its offices in Milpitas, California (via DSL Reports).

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13:07
Apple granted permission to renovate DC's...




Apple has been given the go-ahead to renovate the Carnegie Library in Washington D.C by the controlling group, and given the go-ahead to build a 63,000 square foot flagship retail location in the space.

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Thursday July 27

14:39
Apple gets the Green Light from 'Events DC' to...

Back in September 2016 Apple representatives proposed opening a flagship store and events center in one of the District's most prominent and historic buildings, the Carnegie Library in Mount Vernon Square." In May of this year Apple made their official pitch for their new Apple Store. Today, Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, announced that its Board of Directors and Apple have finalized terms and will execute the lease with Apple.

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13:40
The FCC approved Apple's License for Limited Testin...

In late May Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Seeks License from FCC Covering new Wireless Millimeter Wave Technology Found in a Recent Patent Filing." Today we're learning that "The FCC just approved the company's application for an experimental license to test millimeter wave technology in two locations

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13:34
Lease Approved For Apple Store at Carnegie Library in Wa...

Apple has finalized terms with Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, to lease a portion of the Carnegie Library at at Mount Vernon Square, described as a newly transformed convention and entertainment district in downtown Washington D.C.

The leased area, approximately 19,000 square feet, will eventually be home to an Apple retail store. The lease term is ten years with two five-year options, according to Events DC. The Historical Society, under its existing 99-year lease, will continue to operate its museum and library in the building.

"As part of its philanthropic efforts, Apple will also empower local youth with job-training and educational programming," said Max Brown, chairman of Events DC's Board of Directors. "Through this...

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12:49
Apple Discontinues their iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano Musi...

Earlier today Apple released a simple statement as follows: "Today, we are simplifying our iPod lineup with two models of iPod touch now with double the capacity starting at just $199 and we are discontinuing the iPod shuffle and iPod nano."

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12:22
Apple Granted License to Test Next-Generation 5G Wireles...

The FCC has granted Apple a license to test next-generation 5G wireless technologies, as brought to our attention by DSLReports.

In May, Apple submitted an application for an experimental license to test wireless technology on millimeter wave spectrum bands. Millimeter wave bands provide higher bandwidth and throughput up to 10Gb/s, but they are limited by line of sight issues that can cause problems in dense urban areas.

An excerpt from Apple's application with the FCC:Apple Inc. seeks to assess cellular link performance in direct path and multipath environments between base station transmitters and receivers using this spectrum....

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09:10
Apple Adjusts iPod Touch Prices and Storage: 32GB For $1...

Apple today tweaked its iPod touch storage and pricing configurations after discontinuing the iPod nano and iPod shuffle.

Apple now offers a 32GB model for $199, and a 128GB model for $299, in the United States. 16GB and 64GB models have been discontinued.

Apple's previous iPod touch lineup was priced as following in the United States:

• 16GB: $199

• 32GB: $249

• 64GB: $299

• 128GB: $399

The new configurations are currently in stock on Apple's online store in the same colors as previously: Silver, Gold, Space Gray, Pink, Blue, and Red.

Apple last updated the iPod touch in July 2015 with an Apple A8 chip and...

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08:16
Apple Discontinues iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle

Apple today removed the iPod nano and iPod shuffle from its website and online store around the world, and it has since confirmed the iconic portable media players have been discontinued. Apple continues to sell the iPod touch with updated pricing and storage, including a 32GB model for $199 and 128GB model for $299.

For now, it appears the iPod nano and iPod shuffle are still available to purchase at many Apple Stores and other resellers, but that likely won't be the case much longer. In the United States, the latest iPod nano started at $149 with 16GB of storage, while the iPod shuffle cost $49 with 2GB of storage.

Beyond new colors and storage capacities, Apple had last updated the iPod nano in...

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05:01
Windows 10's 'Creators Update' coming thi...

There are many Windows desktop fans around the globe who intelligently prefer Apple's iPhone over Android and Microsoft acknowledges that reality. So the update coming to Windows 10 this fall, the creators update, will offer a new 'Phone' feature in Windows Settings page that will cover iPhone.

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05:01
Windows 10 'Creators Update' coming this fall...

There are many Windows desktop fans around the globe who intelligently prefer Apple's iPhone over Android and Microsoft acknowledges that reality. So the update coming to Windows 10 this fall, the creators update, will offer a new 'Phone' feature in Windows Settings page that will cover iPhone.

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03:22
Apple Patent Reveals the Exciting Possibility of Augment...

Apple acquired Metaio the creator of 'Thermal Touch' and a new Augmented Reality Interface for Wearables and beyond back in 2015. Their technology is thought to be behind Apple's push into augmented reality and ARKit. Today another original Metaio patent application under Apple has surfaced relating augmented reality. The buzz is that the patent covers AR smartglasses.

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01:44
Canalys Confirms Apple's Slip in China while Samsun...

Yesterday Patently Apple posted a report titled "While Apple is Still Holding on to Fifth Spot in China, Samsung has fallen from Grace with a Paltry 3% Market Share." Supporting our report is the latest report from Canalys’ Smartphone Analysis service which shows that after six consecutive quarters of growth, Chinese smartphone shipments fell 3% to 113 million in Q2 2017. Huawei shipped over 23 million to lead the market for the second quarter in a row while Apple fell to fifth spot. Samsung scored a disastrous Q2 in China will recording a record breaking quarter overall.

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00:56
Apple's Tim Cook along with Lauren Powell Jobs, Cha...

After a successful Foxconn event at the White House yesterday announcing a massive $10 billion dollar plant in Wisconsin for 8K displays for Sharp televisions, the auto and medical industries, White House officials including Ivanka Trump have begun an outreach campaign to major technology, business and education leaders including Laurene Powell Jobs and Apple’s Tim Cook for advice on shaping funding approaches to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in U.S. public schools.

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Wednesday July 26

15:25
Foxconn's Terry Gou Announces Plan for a $10 Billio...

This afternoon Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou announced that they'll be investing $10 billion dollars in the state of Wisconsin to make LCD displays for the auto, healthcare and entertainment industries.

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14:13
Apple Supplier Foxconn Confirms Plans to Build TV Displa...

Apple supplier Foxconn today announced plans to invest $10 billion in the United States, which will go towards building a new factory in Wisconsin that will employ 3,000 or more workers.

Foxconn is sharing the news at an event at the White House on Wednesday afternoon, says Recode.

The upcoming factory will produce large LCD displays that are meant to be used in televisions and other similarly sized electronics, but Foxconn chairman Terry Gou has said Apple is willing to invest in the factory, so it could be expanded to smaller displays in the future.

According to the Trump administration, the factory could grow to employ as many as 13,000 workers, while also encouraging Foxconn to build additional facilities in other parts of the country.

Foxconn has...

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13:53
Check out the latest Developer Demos that illustrate bot...

Earlier this month we posted a report titled "A Twitter Site Dedicated to Developer Experiments Made with ARKit is worth Checking Out." Earlier today I checked out the site again and voila, three new augmented reality demos to check out as noted in our report.

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12:58
Reportedly the White House is set to make a formal annou...

Patently Apple began reporting on a possible investment in the U.S. by Foxconn back on December 06, 2016 when Softbank's Masayoshi Son alongside President Elect Trump showed the press a presentation sheet he used to make his pitch to create jobs in the U.S. Foxconn was noted on the presentation sheet as noted in our cover graphic. Today, that sales pitch may go into action as a time has been set at the White House today to make the announcement of Foxconn's first plant in Wisconsin.

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12:52
Apple's 'iPhone 8' Might Not Ship Until L...

Though Apple's radically redesigned "iPhone 8" is expected to be introduced in September alongside standard iPhone 7s and 7s Plus devices, it may not start shipping out to consumers until October to early November, according to new information shared today by Japanese site Mac Otakara [Google Translate].

Citing information from supply chain sources and various accessory makers, Mac Otakara says the iPhone 8 will not ship until the first half of the first quarter of fiscal 2018, translating to sometime in October or November. This is in line with many previous rumors and analyst predictions hinting at a delayed mass...

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09:33
TSA Implementing New Screening Procedures for All Electr...

The United States Transportation Security Administration today announced stronger screening procedures for carry-on electronics, and will require all devices larger than a cell phone to be placed in bins for X-ray screening when going through standard screening lanes.

The TSA already requires laptops to be removed from carry-on bags and placed in a separate bin with nothing above or below, and it appears this will now expand to devices like iPads and portable gaming consoles.

According to the TSA, extensive testing and successful pilot programs have been going on at 10 airports, which has led the administration to expand the measure to all U.S. airports "during the weeks and months ahead.""Whether you're flying to, from, or within the United States, TSA is committed to raising the baseline for aviation security by strengthening the...

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07:25
Jony Ive: The Mastermind behind Apple's New HQ, App...

Apple's Jonathan Ive is now on the August cover of the Wall Street Journal magazine. The article is extensive and goes into details of the work Ive has put into Apple's new headquarters, the dream of his friend Steve Jobs. Like all of Ive's project, it's all about the details and the finishes. It's an interesting look into the man that is behind the designs of Apple's greatest products and his passion for Apple Park.

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06:53
Apple No Longer Replacing Some MacBook Pros Needing Batt...

In an internal memo obtained by MacRumors, Apple has informed Genius Bar employees and Apple Authorized Service Providers that it is actively working to rebuild worldwide supply of top case assemblies with batteries for Mid 2012 and Early 2013 models of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display.

Apple's memo says, effective July 26, service inventory of top case assemblies with batteries are now available for new repairs. The directive adds that MobileGenius, the service and support tool that Genius Bar employees use on the iPads they carry around, has stopped presenting messages about delayed repairs.

For all new repair requests, Apple advises Genius Bar employees and Apple Authorized Service Providers to order the necessary inventory. Apple advises its service providers to inform customers that the inventory should arrive within 15 business days of the part order...

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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

10:00
New Downloads Now Available

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

  • macOS Sierra 10.12.6 (16G29)
  • iOS 10.3.3 (14G60)
  • watchOS 3.2.3 (14V753)
  • tvOS 10.2.2 (14W756)

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10:00
New Downloads Now Available

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

  • macOS Sierra 10.12.6 (16G29)
  • iOS 10.3.3 (14G60)
  • watchOS 3.2.3 (14V753)
  • tvOS 10.2.2 (14W756)

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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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09:05
About the security content of Safari 10.1.2

This document describes the security content of Safari 10.1.2.

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09:00
Get the most out of your day with new calendar...

Your life is busy, and your time is valuable—so it’s essential to have a calendar that is both powerful and easy to use. Today, we’re introducing several new features that make your Outlook.com calendar more intelligent and helpful.

The post Get the most out of your day with new calendar features in Outlook.com appeared first on Office Blogs.

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09:00
Expanding OneDrive version history support to all...

OneDrive is expanding version history to support all file types for your OneDrive personal account—one of our most highly requested features. OneDrive is committed to helping you focus on being more productive and having to worry less about accidental edits by you or others collaborating with you.

The post Expanding OneDrive version history support to all file types appeared first on Office Blogs.

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Tuesday July 18

14:40
New Subscription Status Details Now Available

Now you can receive server notifications of key events and get enhanced receipts with real-time information about the status of auto-renewable subscriptions. You can use this information to resolve billing issues and engage customers by displaying relevant messaging.

Learn more about server notifications for subscriptions.

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14:40
New Subscription Status Details Now Available

Now you can receive server notifications of key events and get enhanced receipts with real-time information about the status of auto-renewable subscriptions. You can use this information to resolve billing issues and engage customers by displaying relevant messaging.

Learn more about server notifications for subscriptions.

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10:38
Logic Pro X 10.3 release notes

Learn about current and previous Logic Pro X 10.3 updates. 

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Monday July 17

17:00
New Customer Support Role Now Available

Now you can let your customer support experts respond to reviews on the App Store. Simply assign them the Customer Support role in iTunes Connect, and they’ll get access to everything they need to respond to reviews.

Learn more about the new role.

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17:00
New Customer Support Role Now Available

Now you can let your customer support experts respond to reviews on the App Store. Simply assign them the Customer Support role in iTunes Connect, and they’ll get access to everything they need to respond to reviews.

Learn more about the new role.

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09:00
Office 365 helps Odette New York take care of...

Office 365 played a key role in the evolution of a unique New York business.

The post Office 365 helps Odette New York take care of business so they can focus on their craft appeared first on Office Blogs.

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Senior Software Engineer, *Apple* Online St...
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Frameworks Engineering Manager, *Apple* Wat...
Frameworks Engineering Manager, Apple Watch Job Number: 41632321 Santa Clara Valley, California, United States Posted: Jun. 15, 2017 Weekly Hours: 40.00 Job Summary Read more
Senior Software Engineer, *Apple* Online St...
Changing the world is all in a day's work at Apple . If you love innovation, here's your chance to make a career of it. You'll work hard. But the job comes with more Read more
Frameworks Engineering Manager, *Apple* Wat...
Frameworks Engineering Manager, Apple Watch Job Number: 41632321 Santa Clara Valley, California, United States Posted: Jun. 15, 2017 Weekly Hours: 40.00 Job Summary Read more
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