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09:55
MacDraft revved for macOS Sierra

Microspot (www.microspot.com) has announced MacDraft Professional and MacDraft Personal Edition, the latest version of their 2D drafting, design and illustration software for the Mac. Now macOS Sierra compatible, version 6.2 introduces new features including Smart Snapping, Guides, Centred Document, Document Dead Zone, and more.

MacDraft Pro costs approximately $241 for new users, and MacDraft Personal Edition is $62. Demos are available for download.

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04:55
ConceptDraw Office ready for macOS Sierra

CS Odessa (www.conceptdraw.com) has updated ConceptDraw Pro 10, ConceptDraw MindMap 8, ConceptDraw Project 7 for macOS 10.12 (Sierra). In addition the company has released six free solutions for ConceptDraw Pro.

ConceptDraw Office 3 is a suite of software tools designed to help individuals, teams, and organizations meet their business objectives. ConceptDraw Office consists of a diagramming platform, a mind mapping tool, and a project management tool.

ConceptDraw Office 3 retails for $499. It supports the latest macOS and Windows operating systems.

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04:38
Package Central for Adobe InDesign Now Supports macOS Sierra

Zevrix Solutions has announced Package Central 1.9.11, a compatibility update to its document packaging automation solution for Adobe InDesign.

Originally developed for a major publisher in the United States, the software automates InDesign document collection by processing files from hot folders. Package Central offloads file packaging to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the collection process. The new version adds support for macOS 10.12 Sierra.

Package Central can be purchased for $149.95 from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com), as well as from authorized resellers. A demo is available for download. Package Central requires macOS 10.5-10.12 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2015.

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Sep 29
Bix for macOS revved to version 1.3.1

einstein's legacy (http://www.einsteinslegacy.com) has revved Bix, Mac movie playlist tool for fullscreen and multi-screen playback, to version 1.3.1.

Built on Apple's AVFoundation technology, it lets you organize and configure playlists, trimming individual clips as needed, for use in kiosk and digital signage applications. Bix separates your clips from their playback settings, allowing you to make changes to the display location, looping mode and other behaviors without making any changes to your movies.

With version 1.3.1, you can drag and droop segments to position them in the order you desire for final playback. You can also use Watch Folders to dynamically change your playlist without needing to edit your Bix project.

Bix requires macOS 10.11 or higher. It's available for $19.99 at the Mac App Store in the Video category.

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Sep 29
Inchwest rolls out Chop Commute 1.61 for the Mac

InchWest has driven out Chop Commute 1.61 (https://inchwest.com/chopcommute/), an update of the Mac app that takes the guess work out of daily commute by showing real-time traffic and drive times right on the Mac menu bar. It’s a maintenance upgrade.

Chop Commute requires macOS 10.10 or later. It costs $4.99 and is available through the Mac App Store in the Travel category.

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Sep 29
Default Folder 5.0.7 provides compatibility fixes for macOS Sierra

St. Clair Software has announced Default Folder X 5.0.7 (http://www.stclairsoft.com/DefaultFolderX/index.html), an upgrade to the utility for Mac OS X Yosemite and El Capitan. Default Folder X enhances the file dialogs in all macOS applications.

It provides fast navigation to your files, convenient previews, integrated Spotlight tagging, and more. Default Folder X's custom keyboard shortcuts put your favorite and recent folders at your fingertips.Version 5.0.7 provides several compatibility fixes for macOS 10.12 Sierra.

It’s a free upgrade for registered users. New licenses are $34.95; upgrades from version 4 and prior are $14.95.

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Sep 29
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II comes to the Mac

Feral Interactive has announced that Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II (http://tinyurl.com/gv6uuz8) is now available on the Feral Store, Steam, and the Mac App Store.

Here’s how the game is described: “The sinister science fantasy universe of Warhammer 40,000 springs to brutal life in a pitiless war pursued by six rival races across the inhabited worlds of Sub-Sector Aurelia. Fight for the survival of your kind in Dawn of War II, Chaos Rising and Retribution, three outstanding games linked by the relentless combat of implacable enemies.”

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II costs US$19.99. It requires macOS 10.11.5 or higher.

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Sep 29
Troi Automatisering Releases Troi File Plug-In 8.6 For FileMaker Pro

Troi Automatisering (www.troi.com) has released Troi File Plug-in 8.6 for FileMaker Pro 14. It’s an update of the plug-in for manipulating external files and folders directly from FileMaker Pro.

The new version has improved compatibility with macOS Sierra. It adds a new TrFile_GetIcon function, which gets the icon of a file. It can create icons in sizes varying from 16x16 to 1024x1024 pixels and with double resolution for retina screens.

Troi File Plug-in 8.6 adds a new switch "-CreatePNG" to the TrFile_CreateThumbnail function; this will give as result a thumbnail in the PNG format, with an alpha channel. This means that the thumbnail will have the same transparent areas as the original image. There’s also improved support for PDF/X files, which enables you to determine if a file confirms to the PDF/X standard.

A fully functional demo version of Troi File Plug-in 8.6 is available for downloading at Troi's...

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Sep 28
Apple and Deloitte are teaming up

Apple and Deloitte have announced a partnership (apple.com/ipad/business/) “to help companies quickly and easily transform the way they work by maximizing the power, ease-of-use and security the iOS platform brings to the workplace through iPhone and iPad.

As part of the joint effort, Deloitte is creating an Apple practice with over 5,000 strategic advisors who are solely focused on helping businesses change the way they work across their entire enterprise, from customer-facing functions such as retail, field services and recruiting, to R&D, inventory management and back-office systems. 

Apple and Deloitte will also collaborate on the development of a new service offering from Deloitte Consulting called EnterpriseNext, designed to help clients fully take advantage of the iOS ecosystem of hardware, software and services in the workplace. The new offering will help customers discover the highest impact possibilities within their industries and quickly develop...

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Sep 28
NeoFinder 6.9.3 is ready for macOS Sierra

Norbert M. Doerner has launched NeoFinder 6.9.3. It’s an update of the macOS app that helps you keep track of your digital files, photos, songs, movies, fonts on hard drives, USB sticks, servers, Blu-ray disks, DVD-ROMs, CDROMs, and any other digital media.

NeoFinder (http://www.cdfinder.de) generates thumbnails and metadata of your files for search possibilities, smart folders, albums, and more. Version 6.9.3 is certified to run in macOS Sierra, and can catalog Affinity Designer files.

The app requires macOS 10.6.8 or higher. NeoFinder 6.9.3 is a paid update to licensed users of CDFinder, update price starting at approximately $21. Cross-grades for users of competing applications (DiskLibrary, FileFinder, CatFinder, Canto Cumulus, Disk Tracker, DiskCatalogMaker, Atomic View, iView Media Pro, and more) are available.

A demo version can be downloaded from the NeoFinder website. The price for new...

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Sep 28
ChapterWork for macOS gets expanded undo support, more

einstein's legacy (http://www.einsteinslegacy.com) has rolled out ChapterWork 1.5.1, an update of its macOS utility for working with chapter tracks.

It replaces text-based tools with methods for creating, updating and internationalizing your movie's chapter tracks. Version 1.5.1 introduces expanded undo support, swipe-to-delete for chapter and marker entries, and other user interface enhancements.

ChapterWork 1.5.1 requires macOS 10.11 or higher. It costs $19.99 and is available from the Mac App Store in the Video category.

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Sep 28
FontAgent 7.1.2 supports macOS Sierra and QuarkXPress 2016

Insider Software has unveiled FontAgent 7.1.2, an update to its professional font manager for the Mac. It integrates diagnostics, repair, font selection, font book creation, and design tools in a single application for creative professionals. The new release includes support for macOS 10.12 Sierra and a new auto-activation XTension for QuarkXPress 2016.

FontAgent 7 is available in a Standard Edition for standalone users and a Sync Edition that features one-click sharing of fonts with others in your workgroup and auto-syncing of fonts across your Macs. Version 7.1.2 is free to all licensed users of FontAgent 7. FontAgent Pro 6 Standard Edition users can upgrade in the Insider online store for $59. Other users can purchase the new release for $99.

Quantity discounts and crossgrades from competitive products are available. The new release runs on macOS Sierra, El Capitan and Yosemite and is available for immediate download from the Insider website (...

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Sep 28
AKVIS releases Sketch Video Classic plug-in.2.0

AKVIS has released AKVIS Sketch Video Classic plug-in.2.0 for Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects. The new version offers post processing effects, updated presets, multiple bug fixes, and stability improvements.

AKVIS Sketch Video Classic (http://tinyurl.com/hknlvo3) is a plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects for converting videos into animated cartoons, both black-and-white and color. You can use it to apply various pencil drawing styles to compositions and movies.

On the Mac platform, Sketch Video Classic 2.0 requires macOS 10.7 or higher. A demo is available for download. Registration is $199; one license key allows activating the software on two computers.

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Sep 28
Enterprise AR App Revenues to Approach $6 billion By 2021

A new Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) study has found that consumer app revenues from augmented reality (AR) will remain below that of the enterprise sector through to 2021, despite the high visibility of games such as Pokémon GO. Juniper forecasts that revenues from enterprise AR apps will reach $5.7 billion by 2021, rising tenfold from an estimated $515 million in 2016, according to the research group.

The research found that enterprise interest in AR technologies has continued to grow, fueled by improvements in field of vision and latency on HMDs (Head Mounted Displays). Future releases of these units, such as Microsoft HoloLens, are set to drive AR content revenues in the enterprise sector as businesses opt for HMDs over smartphones and tablets, according to Juniper Research.

According to the new study, the bespoke nature of content in the enterprise AR sector, such as DAQRI’s...

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Sep 27
FileMaker Launches FileMaker Cloud

FileMaker, Inc. (ww.filemaker.com) has released its cloud-based platform for managing and running custom apps, FileMaker Cloud. The offering provides the simplicity, performance and reliability of the FileMaker Platform without having to spend time and resources deploying and maintaining a server, according to Ann Monroe, vice president of worldwide marketing, FileMaker, Inc..

FileMaker Cloud will provide organizations looking to develop and manage custom apps with minimal administrative overhead, speedy deployment, low up-front costs and instant scalability, she adds. It enables businesses, both small and large, to deploy custom mobile apps that save time and money while creating efficiencies and better customer experiences.

The company supports business transformation with innovative offerings such as the Idea to iPad Bundle and the free Service Business Toolkit. FileMaker Cloud is currently only available in the United States and Canada. Customers can sign up to...

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Sep 27
Second macOS Sierra 10.12.1 beta for developers available

Apple has released a second beta of an upcoming macOS Sierra update to developers. macOS Sierra 10.12.1 beta 2, build 16B2333a, can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center and through the Software update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

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Sep 27
CS Odessa releases Business Process Modeling Notation Solution 2.0

CS Odessa (www.conceptdraw.com) has released its Business Process Modeling Notation Solution 2.0 in the ConceptDraw Solution Park. It utilizes Object Management Group's Business Process Modeling Notation to graphically describe the steps of a business processes.

The updated product extension expands ConceptDraw Pro's drawing features, allowing users to create business process diagrams quickly. It’s available for download at no charge to owners of ConceptDraw Pro 10.

ConceptDraw Pro is compatible with Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. It’s supported by the business solutions located in ConceptDraw Solution Park, and retails for $199 per end user license. ConceptDraw Pro 10 is included in ConceptDraw Office 3, which retails for $499.

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Sep 27
Achroma is new image manipulation tool for the Mac

einstein's legacy (http://www.einsteinslegacy.com) has created Achroma 1.0.1, an image manipulation tool developed exclusively for macOS.

The app lets you removes colors from your images by providing two conversion modes; you can select from a set of preset color ranges or create your own collection of user-defined color ranges for processing. Achroma also lets you export images in a variety of formats, create interactive slideshow presentations and share images using various internet services.

Achroma requires macOS 10.11 or higher. It’s available for $9.99 from the Mac App Store in the Photography category.

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Sep 27
New Webfonts added to 1000 OpenType Fonts

128bit Technologies has rolled out 1000 OpenType Fonts 4.0 on its MacAppware website (www.macappware.com) and the Mac App Store. This font collection includes 240 unique font family styles, with a total of 1,000 fonts in all.

Webfont versions and a PDF sample book of the font families were just added to 1000 OpenType Fonts. For a limited time, you can save 70% on Premium Fonts 7.0. You can download the newest creative font designs, each with a 10-computer commercial use license for $29.99.

Each font is in OpenType font format and can be used for any personal and business project on both Mac and PC computers. International character support is standard for nearly every font (bar code fonts and wingding fonts don’t include international character support).

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Sep 26
Pixel Film Studios releases ProClone for Final Cut Pro X

Pixel Film Studios has released ProClone (http://tinyurl.com/zhuqok4) for Apple’s Final Cut Pro X. It’s a $29.95 repeating media tool plug-in that allows users to add layers of duplicated footage on top of an original source. You can add some extra stylization to videos using ProClone’s duplicating tools. You can emphasize dynamic shots by adding extra layers of action.

To use ProClone, select a preset and drop it on top of a video or photo in the timeline. Squash, stretch and/or position the the title layer in the timeline to adjust how long the clones appear on screen for as well as when they begin and end.

ProClone gives users the options to add anywhere from one to eight layers of repeated media to footage. You can edit the spread of clone layers to be close together, or far apart and reposition where the clone layers begin using a simple slider. You can adjust the slant slider to change...

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Sep 30
Gartner: connected car production to grow rapidly

Connected car production is growing rapidly in both mature and emerging automobile markets, according to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com). The production of new automobiles equipped with data connectivity, either through a built-in communications module or by a tether to a mobile device, is forecast to reach 12.4 million in 2016 and increase to 61 million in 2020, notes the research group.

Gartner defines the connected car as an automobile that is capable of bidirectional wireless communication with an external network for the purpose of delivering digital content and services, transmitting telemetry data from the vehicle, enabling remote monitoring and control, or managing in-vehicle systems.

"The connected vehicle is the foundation for fundamental opportunities and disruptions in the automotive industry and many other vertical industries," said James Hines, research director at...

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Sep 29
Gartner: organizations need to master two dimensions...

With the convergence of devices, bots, things and people, organizations will need to master two dimensions of mobility, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com) CIOs and IT leaders will need to excel at mainstream mobility and to prepare for the post-app era, adds the research group.

"The future of mobile will provide ubiquitous services delivered anywhere, by any person or thing, to any person or thing," said David Willis vice president and analyst at Gartner. "While users are constantly looking for new and compelling app experiences, the importance of apps in delivering services will diminish and the emergence of virtual personal assistants (VPAs) and bots will replace some of the functions performed by apps today. Alternative approaches to interaction and service delivery will arise, and code will move from traditional mobile devices and apps to the cloud.”

In 2016, Gartner forecasts the shipment of 2...

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Sep 27
The Shortage of Cybersecurity Experts is a National...

It’s estimated that the global cybersecurity job postings is around one million and more than 200,000 cybersecurity jobs in the U.S. alone were unfilled in 2015 which was up 74% over the previous five years.  The cybersecurity market is expected to grow from $75 billion in 2015 to $170 billion by 2020 according to recent industry reports and it is estimated that the global cybersecurity workforce will have 1.5 million jobs unfilled by 2019, according to Identity Management Institute (http://www.identitymanagementinstitute.org).

Cybersecurity is a new buzz name for computer and network security which has existed for many years. However, due to the increasing connectivity of many devices and networks, the computer security risk landscape is expanding and is frequently referred to as cybersecurity.

One of the main objectives of cybersecurity is to protect data but...

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Sep 26
Global PCIe SSD market to grow 33.24% by 2020

A new report from Research and Markets (www.researchandmarkets.com) report forecasts that the global peripheral component interconnect express (PCIe) SSD market to grow at a CAGR [compound annual growth rate] of 33.24% during the period 2016-2020.

The report has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The research group says the need for managed service data centers will be a key driver for market growth. It is advantageous for an enterprise to operate a colocation facility rather than to build a data center. Data center colocation allows enterprises to rent computing storage, servers, and network. It enables minimal utilization of power and bandwidth and enhances the security of enterprise IT equipment.

Further, Research and Markets states that the lack of availability of constant low latency is a major challenge. Write latency can be...

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Sep 23
Cyber attacks against smart city services may pose...

Tripwire (www.tripwire.com), a provider of security and compliance solutions for enterprises and industrial organizations, has announced the results of a survey conducted on behalf of Tripwire by Dimensional Research.

The June survey assessed cyber security challenges associated with smart city technologies. Survey respondents included over 200 IT professionals working for state and local governments.

When asked if a cyber attack targeting critical city infrastructure posed a threat to public safety, 83% of the respondents said, “yes.” In addition, 78% percent of the respondents stated there would likely be a cyber attack against smart city services in 2016.

Smart cities use IT solutions to manage a wide range of city services, including smart grids, transportation, surveillance cameras, wastewater treatment and more. Navigant Research anticipates that global smart city technology revenue will...

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Sep 22
Contactless POS terminal retail transactions to boom

A new study from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) has found that the global value of contactless POS (point of sale) terminal transactions, conducted in-store via cards, mobile and wearables, will approach $500 billion annually by 2017. This is up from an estimated $321 billion this year.

However, the low value nature of contactless payments means that it will only represent just 5% of the total value of all POS transactions in 2017. According to the new research the surge in contactless-enabled POS terminals in 2015, allied to retailer obligations to card companies in many markets to ensure that all terminals will be contactless ready by 2020, is likely to prompt an upsurge in migration to contactless payment. For example, Visa announced more than 3.2 million contactless terminals in Europe as of April 2016, up 23% from 2.6 million at the end of April 2015.

Contactless terminals...

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Sep 21
Nearly half of U.S. consumers look forward to...

As the race for self-driving cars accelerates, new data shows that 43% of U.S. consumers would buy or ride in autonomous vehicles (AV) if they were broadly available today, according to the survey released today by Altman Vilandrie & Company (http://www.altvil.com). However, the survey reveals widespread concerns about the safety of self-driving cars: 64% of consumers say they would not buy an AV because they believe AVs are dangerous.

As part of the survey, Altman Vilandrie & Company also interviewed more than 20 industry experts, including those in auto manufacturing, car technology and mobile communications, who on the whole are very bullish on the future of AVs. The survey comes as activity related to autonomous cars has reached an inflection point, with leading carmakers (Audi, GM, Tesla), technology titans (Google, Apple), numerous startups, and ride sharing companies like Uber announcing plans...

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Sep 20
More than 30% of Application to Person (A2P) traffic...

A new study from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) has found that global operator revenue loss from “grey route” A2P traffic will amount to $62 billion over the next 6six years, despite the increased deployment of firewalls and other security measures.

The research argued that in part the high levels of grey route traffic – essentially A2P messages masquerading as P2P (Person to Person) messages and delivered via non-interconnected routes – could be attributed by the scale of the price differential between A2P and P2P. It pointed out that the trend has become more pronounced as operators have offered high-volume, low cost SMS bundles to cope with the challenge of OTT (Over The Top) messaging services, with grey route traffic now accounting for more than 30% of all A2P messages.

According to the research, the typical cost of an A2P message using grey routes was often just 25% of a...

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Sep 19
Users rush to migrate from Linear TV Services

New data from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) has found that revenues from SVOD (subscription video on demand) services, such as Netflix and Amazon, are set to more than double from $14.6 billion this year, to $34.6 billion in 2021. Netflix now sees US subscriber numbers level with leading network providers DirecTV & Comcast (47 million and 47.7 million respectively).

Juniper’s latest research found that SVOD providers can expect to see substantial returns on their expansion and growth strategies, as more countries and markets move to this method of video consumption, in a continual move away from linear, scheduled TV.

Whilst SVOD continues to draw customers away from traditional providers, networks are now seeking to diversify and adapt through “cord shaving,” with services such as YouTube and Hulu seeking to offer some linear cable streaming as part of subscription packages...

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Sep 16
Worldwide WLAN Market sees robust growth in quarter two

The combined consumer and enterprise worldwide wireless local area network (WLAN) market segments increased 6.7% year over year in the second quarter of 2016 (2Q16), and increased 6.7% on a sequential basis.

According to new data from the IDC research group (www.idc.com), the enterprise segment grew 9.4% year over year in 2Q16, representing its strongest growth in over two years. The sustained growth observed so far in 2016 can be attributed to refresh cycles and the funding of digital transformation initiatives in many enterprises.

The 802.11ac standard has achieved market dominance and now accounts for 59.9% of dependent access point unit shipments and 77.4% of dependent access point revenues, representing a noticeably faster adoption rate from 802.11n than what we saw with the 802.11a/b/g to 802.11n transition several years ago.

Meanwhile, consumer WLAN market revenue saw growth for the first time since...

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Reviews and Kool Tools

BRAVEN Audio’s BRAVEN 405 is a versatile mini Bluetooth speaker that boasts 24 hours of playtime and doubles as a backup battery, making it a fine companion for the active person on-the-go. Its all-weather design... Read more »
Nimble Commander is a file manager designed for experienced users of macOS. A major advantage is its minimalistic design. Nimble Commander is a lightweight, small-footprint file manager with an ascetic look and feel. It... Read more »
X-Doria,'s new line of Revel and Rumble cases for the iPhone 7 combine vibrant, rugged, and functional design, keeping the device protected and stylish at all times. Revel for iPhone 7 is a slim snap-on, pocketable case... Read more »
BusyMac’s BusyCal 3, a calendar app, not supports macOS Sierra and iOS 10. It also sports a redesigned user interface. BusyCal displays calendars in day, week, month, year and list views and syncs with iCloud, Google... Read more »

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15:38
Samsung slammed by Chinese state TV for recall...

CCTV said a video apology Samsung issued to U.S. consumers, along with various replacement options and compensation, was in stark contrast to its treatment of those in China, where the company issued a brief statement saying most phones didn’t need to be replaced. “Samsung’s discriminatory policy has caused discontent from Chinese consumers,” it said.

Like I said yesterday: Samsung should have issued a total recall of all devices. They would have avoided issues like this and the fading consumer trust.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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15:34
Apple's iOS 10 now running on more devices than...

Adoption of iOS 10 has surpassed the halfway mark in just two weeks of availability, as research shows more than 55 percent of compatible devices are running Apple's latest mobile operating system.

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15:00
AWT News Update: September 30, 2016

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As we bid a fond farewell to the month of September, there are some interesting, fun and even expensive stories from the world of Apple:

  • A California bill signed yesterday opens the door to self-driving cars without backup drivers or steering wheels
  • Apple wants to yank the second most popular sticker app in the Messages App Store...for looking too much like Messages
  • We have some ideas for you if you just happen to have $500,000 burning a hole in your pocket...

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14:20
Researchers Ask Federal Court To Unseal Years of...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Two lawyers and legal researchers based at Stanford University have formally asked a federal court in San Francisco to unseal numerous records of surveillance-related cases, as a way to better understand how authorities seek such powers from judges. This courthouse is responsible for the entire Northern District of California, which includes the region where tech companies such as Twitter, Apple, and Google, are based. According to the petition, Jennifer Granick and Riana Pfefferkorn were partly inspired by a number of high-profile privacy cases that have unfolded in recent years, ranging from Lavabit to Apple's battle with the Department of Justice. In their 45-page petition, they specifically say that they don't need all sealed surveillance records, simply those that should have been unsealed -- which, unfortunately, doesn't always happen automatically. The researchers wrote in their Wednesday filing: "Most surveillance...

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13:54
Evidence is Mounting: Apple Will Convert the Macs to...

The time since most of the Macs have been updated can now be described as geologic. Is that because Apple doesn’t care about the Macs? Or, more likely, could we be in for another major architectural change? Evidence is mounting that Apple will abandon Intel and take the Mac lineup to ARM. John looks at the evidence and makes the case.


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13:52
Apple Watch: How to enable and spice up watchOS 3...

Unlike previous versions of watchOS, the ability to take screenshots is disabled by default in watchOS 3. Screenshots are disabled due to the fact that the screenshot-taking shortcut overlaps functionality used by the Workout app.

In watchOS 3, it’s possible to stop and start in-progress workouts by pressing the Digital Crown and Side button simultaneously. It just so happens that this is the exact same gesture used to take Apple Watch screenshots. more…

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12:48
iOS 10 tips: Revert Touch ID from 'press home...

Slide to unlock is gone in iOS 10, and isn't coming back. In its place is "press home to unlock" which works well for the iPhone 6s and newer, but isn't so smooth for older phones, requiring two button presses to open a phone. Here's how to only have to hit the home button once to unlock your older phone with Touch ID.

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12:47
India: Apple offers project internships to GNIT...

After announcing the launch of Maps Development Center on May 19, Apple has short-listed 30 engineering students from the city for a 6-month project work before they could be considered for placements some time in April next year, according to the Business Standard.

These 30 students are studying at India’s G Narayanamma Institute of Technology and Science (GNITS) for Women. They’ve been divided into six teams to work on six separate projects as a part of Apple's internship program, reports the Business Standard. This is the first known move directed at hiring people for the entry level jobs for the Center.

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12:32
Apple and Ireland will argue that the EU kept them...

Apple and Ireland are preparing appeals to argue that European Union (EU) competition investigators unfairly kept them in the dark during a probe that ended in a record 13 billion-euro ($14.6 billion) tax bill, reports Bloomberg, quoting unnamed “people with knowledge of their case.”

The Cupertino, California-based company and the nation contend that the EU neglected to flag a shift in emphasis in the investigation, according to the people, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Bloomberg says that EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager’s team insists there was never a U-turn and that it kept Apple and Ireland up to date with developments from the time the probe was opened in 2014 through Aug. 30 -- when Ireland was ordered to claw back the proceeds of alleged sweetheart tax deals.

The EU, Europe’...

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12:29
Notable apps and app updates for Sept. 30, 2016

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

RRdaS Game Factory has debuted Dig This 1.0, a physics-based adventure game that requires players to dig a path for their ball, using their creativity and knowledge of physics to roll it to the goal. Each level offers a slightly different underground layout, forcing players to strategize before they dig. Dig This is free, but does tout in-app purchases.

SchwanSongs has introduced Ask Fortuna 1.0, a $2.99 new fortune-generator that creates almost-random sayings and prescient prognostications. According to the folks at SchwanSongs, Ask Fortuna makes...

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11:47
California approves limited testing of self-driving...

Califonia Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday signed a bill allowing self-driving vehicles to be tested in the state without manual controls or human backup drivers, in a move that could aid Apple's own efforts in the field.

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11:46
Hands-on: ProCam 4’s new iPhone 7 Plus-exclusive 3D...

ProCam 4, an advanced photo and video app for iOS, has been updated to support the iPhone 7 Plus iSight Duo camera. Not only will users find basic support for switching between the wide angle and telephoto lenses, but you’ll also find a new 3D Photos mode. This mode allows users to wield both cameras to take faux “3D” wigglegram photos and save them as GIF animations or videos. more…

Filed under: Apple ...

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11:45
Fashion Friday Returns! The classic "Apple Logo...

We're back with another edition of Fashion Friday! As you may remember, Dennis went through his vast wardrobe of Apple-themed attire a few months ago, taking photos of all of the amazing shirts, hats, and other garb. Well, my collection is only half-vast, but over the next month or so I'll be providing you with photos of some of the shirts, hats, and other garb I've accumulated over the years.

The incredible Apple Logo Long Sleeve Tee. I must have another.

Today we have a basic black long-sleeve t-shirt that I picked up at the former Apple Company Store at the 1 Infinite Loop headquarters building. I'm beginning to think I'll have to head to the new store soon as this one is beginning to get a little worn out from overuse.

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11:40
iPhone 7 Plus depth effect is legit

It doesn’t work all the time, every time like a DSLR does but, for the vast majority of people who don’t lug around a DSLR every day, Portrait Mode will work just fine for them.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:03
Hack iOS 10, Get $1.5 Million

Reader Trailrunner7 writes: The stakes in the vulnerability acquisition and bug bounty game have just gone up several notches, with a well-known security startup now offering $1.5 million for a remote jailbreak in iOS 10.The payout was put on the table Thursday by Zerodium, a company that buys vulnerabilities and exploits for high-value target platforms and applications. The company has a set of standing prices for the information it will buy, which includes bugs and exploits for iOS, Android, Flash, Windows, and the major browsers, and the top tier of that list has been $500,000 for an iOS jailbreak. But that all changed on Thursday when Zerodium announced that the company has tripled the standing price for iOS to $1.5 million.


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10:53
Apple's local iPhone 7 pages point to more...

After an Oct. 7 debut in India, the next major wave of international iPhone 7 launches will hit Oct. 14, according to a number of regional Apple websites.

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10:50
Here’s how iPhone 7 Jet Black compares to Apple...

iPhone 7 introduces a new finish from Apple called Jet Black, which is a glossy dark color that looks similar to Apple Watch’s Space Black finish. The iPhone is made out of aluminum, however, so the finish is a little different from that of the stainless steel Apple Watch. Here’s how Jet Black compares to Space Black…

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10:38
TMO Daily Observations 2016-09-30: iPhone Lightning...

Third party Lighting to 3.5mm headphone adapters are starting to make their first appearances for the iPhone 7. John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to look at the headphone adapter market and whether or not most people will really need one. They also respond to listener comments on yesterday’s show where we talked about the limitations of Apple’s Airport Extreme Base Station.


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10:38
Review: IK Multimedia iRig HD 2

IK Multimedia's iRig HD 2 is a sequel to the company's iRig HD, released three years ago. Where the 2013 iRig HD built on the company's original analog iRig with a direct high-quality digital interface, iRig HD 2 kicks it up a notch further, adding integrated amp and headphone output jacks — something that iPhone 7 users should particularly appreciate with the elimination of the iPhone's built-in 3.5mm jack. iRig HD 2 also doubles the original sampling rate of its predecessor, taking it up to an impressive 96kHz, with the same high quality 24-bit A/D conversion.{/exp:char_limit}

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10:23
Apple pulling #1 Top Paid sticker pack over faked...

In the first high-profile iMessage App Store rejection we’ve seen, the developer of the Phoneys sticker pack says Apple has reached out with bad news: the company will pull the app in a week if it is not significantly changed. Phoneys (currently) features stickers that look like iMessage bubbles, effectively allowing users to replace messages from their friends with some funny alternative text.

The app hit #1 Top Paid in the iMessage App Store. Despite getting approved initially, Apple says that the store does not accept “prank apps” and the current form of the stickers violate Apple trademarks …

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10:21
Gresso adorns iPhone 7 with gold, titanium &...

Squarely targeting the money-is-no-object market, iPhone modifier Gresso has debuted the iPhone 7 Black Diamond collection, boasting multiple 18 karat gold embellishments and 104 karats of black diamonds encrusted on the collection's back panel?--?with matching AirPods to boot.

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09:49
Angry customer uses steel ball to smash Apple Store...

This probably isn’t the best way to have your customer support complaints addressed.

On Friday, a disgruntled customer walked into the Apple Store in Dijon, France and began destroying various products with a steel ball of the kind that’s used in the classic French game Pétanque. The steel ball is hollow but still weighs about 2.5 pounds.

He is heard talking about “his consumer’s right” and citing that he’s unhappy with how Apple handled his support case. Minutes later, security turns up and tries to escort him away — but not without him trying to escape.

In the end, the team managed to stop him and have police take him into custody after running about 90 feet in one direction.

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Friday September 30

11:48
Sticker App 'Phoneys' Nixed by Apple for Mimic...

Over the past week, a sticker pack that mimics the design of the iconic bubbles in the Messages app has rocketed to the top of the Messages App Store charts, but its popularity will be short-lived as Apple is going to pull it from the App Store.

Phoneys, currently the number two paid app in the Messages App Store in the United States, features chat bubble stickers that you can place over real messages, making it look like friends and family have said humorous things they didn't actually say. Examples include "You're my hero," "The sports team I pull for sucks," and "My political views are totally wrong."

Given the popularity of Phoneys, it has, unsurprisingly, attracted Apple's attention, and the Cupertino company has taken issue with the app. In a phone call, an Apple employee...

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10:03
A Disgruntled Apple Customer Exacts his Revenge by Smash...

A disgruntled Apple customer walked into an Apple Store in Dijon France armed with a steel ball and smashed more than a table worth of new iPhones. The video presented in our report is an extended version of the initial video that went up on Twitter this morning.

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08:47
President of Emerson Collective, Laurene Jobs, takes Min...

It's being reported today that Silicon Valley investor and and philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs is getting into Hollywood. Jobs with a minority stake in the powerhouse management-production company called 'Anonymous Content.'

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07:45
Samsung's Note 7 Debacle is beginning to Spiral out...

Samsung has tried to reassure consumers in China that its phones are safe in the country, as surveys suggested that confidence was taking a hit in a critical market for the smartphone giant. More specifically, more than half ...

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07:39
Apple Campus 2 Work Continues as Lights Begin Turning On

Less than a month after the last update on the ongoing construction of Apple's new spaceship campus in Cupertino, California, a few new drone videos have been shared online showcasing the progress of the project. The biggest changes over the past few weeks center around the appearance of lights on the outside of the ring-shaped building, along with fewer construction cranes, suggesting the near-completion of the campus as work shifts from architectural to electrical and the surrounding landscape features.

In the center of the campus, the large water feature has begun receiving its foundation, but otherwise no additional progress has been made on the surrounding garden area. In the last update, the outline of the pond and large new boulders and greenery were some of the most noticeable changes.

The video shows off the progress of the underground auditorium, which Apple plans to use for...

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05:36
Sharp may Tag-Team with Japan Display to Enter Apple...

Just as TSMC is ramping up their smartphone chip development to feed future iPhones with the very best technology available on the planet, Foxconn's Sharp is now accellerating their plans to enter Apple's OLED supply chain.

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04:54
Apple's iPhone 7 Likely to Land in South Korea on O...

The Korean tech press is reporting today that Apple Korea and 3 mobile network providers have agreed to sell iPhone 7 series through Apple Korea’s homepage and mobile network providers’ stores starting on Friday October 21 ...

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03:40
Apple Supplier TSMC Developing Smartphone Chips to Power...

Apple chip supplier TSMC is racing to stay on top of their game. TSMC's co-CEO Mark Liu stated at a recent event in Hsinchu that smartphones will continue to provide growth momentum for TSMC. With new smartphones coming with more innovative features, the number of ICs and sensors will continue to grow.

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03:08
Zero-Day Acquisition Platform Triples iOS 10 Bug Bounty...

Exploit acquisition platform Zerodium has increased its reward for a successful jailbreak of iOS 10 to $1.5 million, far surpassing Apple's recent payout offer for discovering and reporting vulnerabilities in its software.

Late last year, Zerodium briefly offered and paid out $1 million to one hacking team for the successful creation of a browser-based jailbreak for iOS 9.1 and 9.2, but dropped the going rate for an exploit to $500,000.

Rather than report the vulnerabilities to Apple, Zerodium said that it would sell the exploit to its customers, which include major technology, finance, and defense corporations, as well as government agencies.

Instead of being limited to a specific timeframe, the new $1.5 million reward is a permanent offer that aims to compensate for Apple's recently...

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02:59
Taiwan's Top Four Banks have signed on to Accept Ap...

A report out of Taiwan today states that Taiwan's Financial Supervisory Commission has started accepting applications from banks for providing Apple Pay mobile payment services.

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Thursday September 29

16:40
The CW's New Apple TV App Doesn't Require a Ca...

As promised last week, The CW network today released a new Apple TV app that allows all fourth-generation Apple TV owners to watch new episodes of shows on the network for free with no cable authentication or login required.

All of the shows on The CW, including Supergirl, The Flash, Jane The Virgin, Arrow, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, iZombie, Supernatural, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, The 100 Vampire Diaries, Reign, and The Originals are available to watch, with ads. Users simply need to download the app and click play on a show to watch, with no other hoops to jump through.

The CW's iOS and Apple TV apps focus on only the newest episodes, with no archived content available from past seasons. Only five episodes from the most recent season are...

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11:13
Apple Debuts New 'Balloons' Ad Focusing on New...

Apple today shared a new television ad on its YouTube channel, designed to introduce people to the new Screen Effects feature in iOS 10. In the minute-long spot, a sole red balloon drifts through mountains, over the sea, and through hilly terrain to reach the city, where it's joined by hundreds of additional balloons floating through the streets.

The shot pans to an iPhone user who receives a "Happy Birthday" message, where balloons fill up the screen to accompany the text. It ends with the tagline "Expressive messages on iPhone 7. Practically magic."

Introduced in iOS 10, Screen Effects are designed to make the messages experience more emotive, personal, and fun. Screen Effects temporarily alter the look of the Messages...

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11:02
Verizon iPhone 7 Users Afflicted With LTE Connectivity P...

A growing number of Verizon subscribers are complaining about a serious issue that causes them to regularly lose LTE connectivity on their iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices, suggesting a major bug that needs to be resolved by either Apple or Verizon.

There are dozens of complaints from Verizon customers who have purchased either an iPhone 7 or an iPhone 7 Plus on the MacRumors forums, Reddit, and the Apple Support Communities.

Phones from other carriers may also be experiencing the same problem, as there are also complaints from some AT&T subscribers. The problem appears to be limited to Apple's newest devices, with those who have earlier...

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10:31
FCC Delays Vote on Proposal to Make Subscription TV Avai...

An FCC vote on a controversial proposal that would de-couple cable subscriptions from cable set-top boxes was today delayed as the Commission aims to work out "remaining technical and legal issues," the FCC said in a statement. [PDF]"It's time for consumers to say goodbye to costly set-top boxes. It's time for more ways to watch and more lower-cost options. That's why we have been working to update our policies under Section 629 of the Communications Act in order to foster a competitive market for these devices. We have made tremendous progress - and we share the goal of creating a more innovative and inexpensive market for these consumer devices. We are still working to resolve the remaining technical and legal issues and we are committed to unlocking the set-top box for consumers across this country."...

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10:08
iPhone 7 and BMW Owners Experiencing Bluetooth Audio Iss...

Over the past two weeks, an increasing number of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users have experienced Bluetooth audio issues in vehicles. The majority of users experiencing problems appear to be BMW owners, regardless of model, but other vehicle brands such as Hyundai and Kia appear to be involved in limited cases.

The issues range from audio cutting out to connectivity issues with infotainment systems. BMW users in particular report being able to stream music for about 5-10 seconds, at which point the ConnectedDrive system freezes. Fixing the system requires restarting the iPhone, but the issue reemerges once the connection is reestablished.

MacRumors reader YachtMac posted in our discussion forums:My...

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09:47
FCC Votes to Improve Emergency Smartphone Alerts With Lo...

Emergency alerts delivered to iPhones and other smartphones to warn customers about poor weather conditions, missing children, local crime, and more, may soon feature support for web links, photos, phone numbers, and longer message content.

The United States Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to expand emergency alerts from 90 to 360 characters on 4G and LTE networks, and to include support for links so people can follow up to get more information about an unfolding situation. As it stands, emergency alerts are short in length and often offer no resources for people to get in contact with emergency personnel if necessary.

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Wireless providers like Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile...

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08:08
China Reports that Apple Set to Open a New R&D Cente...

Yesterday we learned about Apple incredible new facility that will be coming to London's Battersea Power Station in 2021 and today we learn that Apple has set up its first R&D center in China in Beijing's Zhongguancun Science Park ...

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07:44
2017 iPhone to Feature Glass Design With Stainless Steel...

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has outlined further predictions for next year's iPhone lineup, claiming the popularity of Jet Black models will encourage Apple to return to glass casing for 2017 models, as the material tends to have a higher gloss finish than metal.While a glossy finish is possible for metal casing, we identify two prerequisites for the 2017 new iPhone to be competitive in terms of casing design, considering competitors will definitely launch smartphone models with glossy metal or glass casing prior to Apple’s launch: (1) adoption of a glossy finish design; (2) enhanced productivity and higher yield will prevent a supply shortage, as has happened with jet black casing, which is manufactured at an unsatisfactory yield rate of 60-70% due to the metal material; and (3) better scratch resistance will improve user satisfaction. All things considered, we see glass casing as the only option.Kuo believes...

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07:14
Apple Reveals New Advances for Future OLED Displays...

In April of this year Patently Apple posted a report titled "Will Apple Extend their use of OLED Displays to Future iPads, MacBooks & Beyond?" Today a patent filing by Apple came to light at the U.S. Patent Office that clearly indicates that Apple is contemplating such a move to OLED. Also, Apple revisits an older 2013 patent covering ambient light through humans which was used in the original Apple Watch; it's nothing new.

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04:41
Apple Invents a Magnetic Array System Allowing an Apple...

Ever since Apple introduced their iPad Pro, users have wondered aloud why Apple didn't allow the Apple Pencil to magnetically attach to the body of the iPad – or least have the option of purchasing an iPad Pencil holder accessory as illustrated in an Apple patent. Today's patent application clearly shows us that Apple is working on a new magnetics system and much more.

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Friday September 30

11:00
Clear nvram In macOS Sierra

OS X has the ability to delete all of the firmware variables you’ve created. This can get helpful if you’ve got a bunch of things that you’ve done to a system and want to remove them all. If you run nvkram followed by a -p option you’ll see all of the configured firmware variables:

nvram -p

If you run it with a -d you’ll delete the given variables that you define (e.g. boot-args):

nvram -d boot-args

But, if you run the -c you’ll wipe them all:

nvram -c

The post Clear nvram In macOS Sierra appeared first on krypted.com.

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09:00
Office 365 news roundup

At the annual Microsoft Ignite Conference in Atlanta earlier this week, we announced many new updates and improvements to Office 365, designed to help IT professionals drive digital transformation within their organizations, enhance collaboration and increase productivity.

Among the key announcements at Microsoft Ignite was an array of new cloud-powered intelligent capabilities for Office 365. Tap in Word and Outlook uses Microsoft Graph to make it easier for you to move information from one document to another. Quickstarter for PowerPoint and Sway provides curated outlines, text and images as a...

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06:00
Getting Help With Server 5.2

OS X Server 5.2, running on Sierra, comes complete with lots of awesome features. And these features are made easier with some documentation to help you get up and running, started and owning the configuration of Apple Servers. One such is the built-in options to help manage your servers. Open Server, click Help, then click Server Help. You can then search and browse for information about things you’d like to accomplish using the Help Center.

Now, click the arrow for each service for information about configuring that service.

And just like that, simple and easy-to-use documentation, available live on OS X Server, guiding you to accessing the features you need. You will need to be online to use it effectively, as this information is updated using official help documentation.

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Thursday September 29

11:00
The Official macOS Server Documentation

I’ve written plenty about macOS Server over the years. But way more effort went into the official documentation from our friends at Apple. There’s lots of nuggets here at:

http://help.apple.com/serverapp/mac/getstarted/5.2/

Enjoy!

The post The Official macOS Server Documentation appeared first on krypted.com.

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09:00
Boost seller productivity with Skype for Business...

Amidst all the disruption that enterprises are experiencing today, one thing has remained constant—real-time communications are still fundamental to workplace productivity. By embedding real-time communications into applications, you can instantly transform business processes, make them more agile and deliver a better service to your partners and customers.

Earlier this year, we announced an update to the Skype Web SDK, which enables you to build web experiences that seamlessly integrate presence, chat, audio and video by leveraging Skype for Business services and the larger Skype communications network.

Salesforce is a great showcase of how the new Skype Web SDK can be used to deliver a customized and integrated communication experience directly from the browser and without the need for any plug-ins.

Skype for Salesforce

Skype for Salesforce surfaces the capabilities of Skype for Business Online directly within Salesforce to give sellers the ability to...

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09:00
The Hershey Company: where collaboration and...

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Digital transformation: one cloud

Collaboration intelligence

Marketing profile

Today’s Microsoft Office 365 post was written by Carlos Amesquita, chief information officer at The Hershey Company.

I have to admit that I love working for a company with such iconic brands. As long as I can remember, I’ve...

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06:00
App Store Preferences To Set In On Server 5.2 for...

By default, OS X now updates apps that are distributed through the Mac App Store (MAS). Server running on macOS Sierra is really just the Server app, sitting on the App Store, installed on a standard Mac. If the Server app is upgraded automatically, you will potentially experience some adverse side effects, especially if the app is running on a Metadata Controller for Xsan, runs Open Directory, or a major release of the Server app ships. Additionally, if you are prompted to install a beta version on a production system, you could end up with issues. Therefore, in this article we’re going to disable these otherwise sweet features of OS X.

To get started, first open the System Preferences. From there, click on the App Store System Preference pane.

From the App Store System Preference pane, uncheck the following boxes:

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Wednesday September 28

16:00
Search Ads Now Available

Search Ads is an efficient and easy way to promote your app on the App Store for iPhone and iPad in the U.S., helping customers discover it at the very moment they are searching for apps to download. Designed to give users a safe search experience, Search Ads sets a new standard for delivering relevant ads while respecting user privacy.

Ads go live on the App Store on October 5. For a limited time, eligible developers can receive a $100 credit toward their first campaign when they sign up for Search Ads.

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16:00
Search Ads Now Available

Search Ads is an efficient and easy way to promote your app on the App Store for iPhone and iPad in the U.S., helping customers discover it at the very moment they are searching for apps to download. Designed to give users a safe search experience, Search Ads sets a new standard for delivering relevant ads while respecting user privacy.

Ads go live on the App Store on October 5. For a limited time, eligible developers can receive a $100 credit toward their first campaign when they sign up for Search Ads.

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11:00
Capture Smaller Screenshots On Retina Displays In...

By default, screenshots are pretty big on a retina display on a Sierra machine. Like about 4 times the size they should be. I haven’t found a defaults key I can use yet to reduce them, so I’ve been using this little screenshotting app called RetinaCapture, available at https://gumroad.com/l/retinacapture.

Basically, when you’re running it, you just open it up and click on the Window button. There, you can select a window to screenshot.

Once you’ve selected the window, you’ll be prompted to save it somewhere with a name.

I don’t love having to use any 3rd party apps for my screenshotting workflow. In fact, it bugs the crap out of me. Screens get resized by publishers for books and so I’m really only using this for my site. But, hopefully it helps someone else along the way...

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06:00
Upgrade from OS X to macOS Sierra

Installing OS X has never been easier than it got in Yosemite, when the installers were moved to the App Store. And since then it’s just gotten easier, and easier. In this article, we’ll upgrade a Mac from OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) to macOS Sierra (10.12), the latest and greatest. The first thing you should do is clone your system (especially if you’re upgrading a server). The second thing you should do is make sure you have a good backup. The third thing you should do is make sure you can swap back to the clone should you need to do so and that your data will remain functional on the backup. The fourth thing you should do is test that clone again…

Once you’re sure that you have a fallback plan, let’s get started by downloading “Install macOS Sierra” from the App Store. Once downloaded, you’ll see Install macOS Sierra sitting in LaunchPad, as well as in the /Applications folder.

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Tuesday September 27

17:00
Introducing the new Office 365 App Launcher

As we continue to expand the great set of online productivity tools available to Office 365 users, we are committed to improving the experience that ties these services together. Today, we’re announcing a new version of the Office 365 App Launcher, which will provide improved discoverability to new and recently used apps, additional customization options and search across all the services and applications you use in the Microsoft Cloud. With one in seven people on the planet using Office, it’s important for us that this new experience feel familiar while also improving access to mission critical applications from across your organization.

New tabbed layout

The Office 365 App Launcher has always provided a simple, consistent experience to surface applications when and where you need them. Now, we’re taking this one step further and helping bring the apps you use most front and center.

The new tabbed layout allows you to pin and organize tiles in a “HOME”...

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11:00
Script To Sign A Previously Signed .ipa With Your...

Organizations frequently have another party write iOS apps for them. When doing so, the organization typically wants to sign the .ipa (how iOS apps are deployed) prior to deploying the app to users. To do so, you would sign the .ipa with your provisioning profile. To make doing so easier, here’s ipasign, a python script that does most of the work for ya’:

Sign a previously signed .IPA with your provisioning profile
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11:00
macOS Sierra 10.12.1 beta 2 (16B2333a) Now Available

macOS Sierra 10.12.1 beta 2 (16B2333a) Now Available

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11:00
macOS Sierra 10.12.1 beta 2 (16B2333a) Now Available

macOS Sierra 10.12.1 beta 2 (16B2333a) Now Available

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09:00
Office 365 administration announcements: new admin...

Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re taking the new Office 365 admin center out of preview. Since the first preview in September 2015, the new admin center has provided admins with an improved management experience that makes it easier and faster for you to manage Office 365 while providing new capabilities and insights.

The new Office 365 admin center reaches general availability

Over the last years, Office 365 has been evolving at a rapid pace, making more features and functionality available to users and admins on an almost daily basis. Over 350 new services and features were introduced last year alone. As we continue to add new capabilities to Office 365, we are focused on providing a first-class admin experience with tools to efficiently manage all aspects of the service. The new admin center has been designed to support this rapid growth and will...

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09:00
New Outlook partner integrations help you extend...

Today, email powers our communication with customers, coworkers, business partners as well as friends and family. Many of these emails drive action, such as adding a customer contact or updating a to-do list. To accomplish these tasks, we often need to move back and forth between email and another service, such as a customer relationship management, task management or a notetaking app.

There’s a better way to work! Over the last year, we’ve introduced add-ins for Outlook on the web and desktop, which help you accomplish tasks quickly right from email, saving you the time spent switching between apps or signing in to separate services. Today, we are excited to announce that we’re bringing these add-ins to Outlook for Mac 2016 users. Additionally, we are launching new Outlook integrations—Connectors for the inbox and Actionable Messages—that enable you to take quick actions right from email.

Let’s get into the details of what’s new.

Get more done with add-ins in...

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06:00
Setup And Manage Profile Manager On macOS Server 5.2

Profile Manager first appeared in OS X Lion Server as the Apple-provided tool for managing Apple devices, including Mobile Device Management (MDM) for iOS based devices as well as Profile management for OS X based computers, including MacBooks, MacBook Airs, Mac Minis, Mac Pros and iMacs running Mac OS X 10.7 and up. Profile Manager has seen a few more updates over the years, primarily in integrating new MDM options provided by Apple and keeping up with the rapidly changing MDM landscape. Apple has added DEP functionality, content distribution, VPP, and other features over the years. In El Capitan Server, there are plenty of new options, including the ability to deploy VPP apps to devices rather than Apple IDs.

In this article we’ll get Profile Manager setup and perform some basic tasks.

Preparing For Profile Manager

Before we get started, let’s prep the system for the service. This starts with configuring a static IP address and properly...

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Monday September 26

10:00
statshares in Server 5.2 for macOS Sierra

I wrote about using the smbutil for DFS in Lion awhile back. I haven’t needed to write anything else as it hadn’t changed since. The statshares option has an -m option to look at a mount path for showing the path to the mount (e.g. if the mount is called krypted this should be something like /Volumes/krypted):

smbutil statshares -m /Volumes/krypted

When run, you see a list of all the attributes OS X tracks for that mount path, including the name of the server, the user ID (octal), how SMB negotiated an authentication, what version of SMB is running (e.g. SMB_1), the type of share and whether signing, extended security, Unix and large files are supported.

Additionally, if you’d like to see the attributes for all shares, use the -a option after statshares:

smbutil statshares -a

Overall, this is a nice health check type of verb to the smbutil command that can be added to any monitoring or troubleshooting...

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08:00
Office 365 news in September at Ignite—intelligence...

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

Today, at Microsoft’s Ignite Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, we announced updates across Office 365 to help IT professionals drive digital transformation within their organizations. I was excited to showcase new intelligent cloud services that help make your employees more productive and your organization more secure. Here’s a breakdown of today’s key news, including new services for Office apps like Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as new security capabilities, richer communication features and enhancements for team collaboration across Office 365.

Lighting up Office apps with new intelligent services

Building on innovation...

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07:50
Major OneDrive updates at Ignite 2016 include...

OneDrive and SharePoint work together to make storing and accessing all your files simple and powerful. We recently outlined a vision for file management in Office 365 that included a set of new features, such as simplified file sharing (both inside and outside your organization), the ability to copy files directly from OneDrive to SharePoint, mobile access to all your Office 365 files on iOS and the innovative Discover view that uses Microsoft Graph to suggest relevant and trending files.

Today at Ignite, we’re proud to announce new sync, browser, mobile and IT capabilities for you!

New sync capabilities include:

  • Ability to sync SharePoint Online document libraries and OneDrive folders shared with you (preview available today).
  • An “activity center” has been added to the OneDrive sync client to allow you to view synchronization and file activity at a glance (preview available today).

New browser capabilities include:

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07:50
Announcing Feature Pack 1 for SharePoint Server 2016...

Last May, we announced our vision, strategy, timeline and investment areas for SharePoint in Office 365 and on-premises. We unveiled our plan to bring cloud-born innovation to SharePoint Server 2016. Today, we’re excited to announce details for Feature Pack 1.

We’re pleased to announce that we’re ahead of schedule with our inaugural Feature Pack for SharePoint Server 2016. Feature Pack 1, available in November, brings several enhancements driven by recent innovation in Office 365 and feedback from you on UserVoice, including:

  • Logging of administrative actions performed in Central Administration and with Windows PowerShell.
  • Enhancements to MinRole to support small environments.
  • A new OneDrive for Business user experience.
  • Custom tiles in the SharePoint app launcher.
  • Unified auditing across site collections on-premises and in Office 365.
  • Unified taxonomy...
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Evernote allows you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at anytime, from... Read more
jAlbum Pro 13.5 - Organize your digital...
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jAlbum 13.5 - Create custom photo galler...
With jAlbum, you can create gorgeous custom photo galleries for the Web without writing a line of code! Beginner-friendly, with pro results - Simply drag and drop photos into groups, choose a design... Read more
Google Chrome 53.0.2785.143 - Modern and...
Google Chrome is a Web browser by Google, created to be a modern platform for Web pages and applications. It utilizes very fast loading of Web pages and has a V8 engine, which is a custom built... Read more
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Sierra Cache Cleaner is an award-winning general purpose tool for macOS X. SCC makes system maintenance simple with an easy point-and-click interface to many macOS X functions. Novice and expert... Read more
Default Folder X 5.0.7 - Enhances Open a...
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Safari Technology Preview 10.1 - The new...
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Pumped BMX 3: Beginner tips and tricks
There’s a whole lot more to Pumped BMX 3 than meets the eye. Your goal is to perform a wide array of sweet flips and tricks, but that’s easier said than done. It takes well practiced timing and coordination, and the game doesn’t really explain that... | Read more »
Cybird’s latest release - BFB Champions...
Launched in the UK in early September, BFB Champions’ newest update is loaded with great new features, and looks set to outshine the original version by taking it out of soft launch and giving it a new lease of life. | Read more »
3 apps to boost your focus
As someone who works from home, my workspace is a minefield of distraction. Cats, tasty snacks, the wind blowing past my window, that cleaning that I suddenly can’t put off any longer. If I let distraction takes its course, I find that soon half... | Read more »
Pumped BMX 3 (Games)
Pumped BMX 3 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $3.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: The final instalment of the smash hit #1 rated BMX game is here! Following on from the insane success of Pumped BMX 2, Pumped 3... | Read more »
4 games like Burly Men at Sea to inspire...
Burly Men at Sea is out today and it looks a treat. It tells the tale of three Scandinavian fishermen who leave the humdrum of their daily lives to go exploring. It’s a beautiful folksy story that unfurls as you interact with the environment... | Read more »
3 reasons you need to play Kingdom: New...
Developed by a tag team of indie developers - Thomas "Noio" van den Berg and Marco "Licorice" Bancale - Kingdom is a vibrant medieval fantasy adventure that casts players as a king or queen who must expand their empire by exploring the vasts lands... | Read more »
JoyCity have launched a brand new King o...
Great news for all of you Game of Dice fans out there - JoyCity have just released a brand new limited edition pack with a really cool twist. The premise of Game of Dice is fairly straightforward, asking you to roll dice to navigate your way around... | Read more »
Burly Men at Sea (Games)
Burly Men at Sea 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Burly Men at Sea is a folktale about a trio of large, bearded fishermen who step away from the ordinary to seek adventure. | Read more »
3 tips for catching the gnarliest waves...
Like a wave breaking on the shore, Tidal Rider swept its way onto the App Store charts this week settling firmly in the top 10. It’s a one-touch high score-chaser in which you pull surfing stunts while dodging seagulls and collecting coins. The... | Read more »
The beginner's guide to destroying...
Age of Heroes: Conquest is 5th Planet Games’ all new turn-based multiplayer RPG, full of fantasy exploration, guild building, and treasure hunting. It’s pretty user-friendly as far as these games go, but when you really get down to it, you’ll find... | Read more »

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Hong Kong basd CAZE has announced Zero 5 case for iPhone 7/ 7 Plus, one of the world’s thinnest clear hard cases, measuring just 0.5 millimeters. CAZE has been producing and improving the Zero 5... Read more
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Factor4, LLC Launches Apple iOS and Android G...
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15-inch Retina MacBook Pros on sale for $200...
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Apple has Certified Refurbished 2016 13″ MacBook Airs available starting at $849. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each MacBook, and shipping is free: - 2016 13″ 1.6GHz/8GB/128GB MacBook... Read more
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Apple has Certified Refurbished 2015 13″ MacBook Airs available starting at $759. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each MacBook, and shipping is free: - 2015 13″ 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB MacBook... Read more

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