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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 19
Apple posts new betas of macOS, iOS, watchOS, tvOS

Apple has posted new public betas of macOS 10.12.6, iOS 10.3.3, watchOS 3.2.3 and tvOS 10.2.2.

If you're not already signed up for the public beta program, you can do so at https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/ . The public beta program is free, but remember: beta software is unfinished software so use with care.

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Jul 19
Isabel Ge Mahe named Apple’s managing director of Greater China

Apple has announced that Isabel Ge Mahe, vice president of Wireless Technologies, has been named vice president and managing director of Greater China, reporting to CEO Tim Cook and COO Jeff Williams. In this newly created role, Isabel will provide leadership and coordination across Apple’s China-based team.

“Apple is strongly committed to invest and grow in China, and we are thrilled that Isabel will be bringing her experience and leadership to our China team,” Cook says in a press release. “She has dedicated a great deal of her time in recent years to delivering innovation for the benefit of Apple customers in China, and we look forward to making even greater contributions under her leadership.”

Ge Mahe has led Apple’s wireless technologies software engineering teams for nine years, focusing on development of cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, location and motion technologies for nearly every Apple product. She has also overseen the engineering teams developing Apple...

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Jul 19
Cisdom Video Converter for macOS revved to version 3.4.0

Cisdem (www.cisdem.com) has upgraded Cisdem Video Converter, a video conversion tool for macOS, to version 3.4.0. The upgrade adds support for new websites such as Youtube, Sound Cloud, Vimeo, Facebook, mtv, Dramanice, Dailymotion, Yahoo, and more.

It also optimizes the download function: more sources are supported and there’s faster downloading speed. Cisdem Video Converter is on sale for 10% off ($29.99) through July 31. A demo is available for download.

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Jul 18
Apple upgrades Logic Pro X to version 10.3.2

Apple has updated Logic Pro X — its macOS software for professional songwriting, editing, and mixing — to version 10.3.2.

Version 10.3.2 adds three Drummers who play percussion in the styles of pop, songwriter and Latin. New Drummer loops can be added to your song, then customized with performance controls. The pitch of an audio region can now be transposed or fine tuned.

Logic Pro X 10.3. improves responsiveness of the graphical user interface. New additive effects in Alchemy expand the options for filtering and modulating sound . The length of individual steps in the Arpeggiator plug-in are now adjustable. And volume automation resets as expected when a cycle returns to the beginning.

Logic Pro 10.3.2 is a free upgrade for registered users. For new users the cost is $199.99.

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Jul 18
CS Odessa releases Classic Business Process Modeling Solution

CS Odessa (www.conceptdraw.com) has released a Classic Business Process Modeling Solution for ConceptDraw Pro on Mac and PC plaforms in the Business Processes Area of the Solution Park.

This new 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 11.

The Classic Business Process Modeling Solution utilizes Object Management Group’s Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) to graphically describe the steps of a business processes. BPMN is the first standardized visual modeling technique that addresses this level of complexity in modeling of processes. BPMN’s process-oriented approach differs from the object-oriented UML (Universal Modeling Language) approach.

ConceptDraw Pro retails for $199. It’s also included in ConceptDraw Office 4, which retails for US...

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Jul 18
DigiDNA introduces iMazing Mini for macOS

DigiDNA has introduced iMazing Mini, a free macOS utility designed to automatically backup iOS devices over any local Wi-Fi network.

The app provides the ability to backup your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch whenever the device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Mac. Backups can be encrypted for security, and the incremental nature of the backups allows restoring a specific version of the backup.

iMazing Mini requires macOS 10.8 or higher and is available exclusively through the iMazing website (https://imazing.com/mini). A Windows version is in the works.

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Jul 18
Apple announces new customer support role in iTunes Connect

Apple has announced — via its Developer web portal (http://tinyurl.com/y8sz8dd7) — a new iTunes Connect feature that allows developer customer support teams to respond to submitted App Store reviews.

Users with the Admin or Customer Support role have the ability to respond to customer reviews. Apple says that developer custom support teams’ admins may choose to assign only this role to users, or assign this role in combination with other roles.

Users who have been assigned only the Customer Support role can access Resources and Help, Users and Roles, and My apps in iTunes Connect. When they click on an app in My Apps, they’ll go straight to Ratings and Reviews where they can respond to customer reviews.

To ensure a smooth introduction to this new role, all users with the App Manager and Marketer roles have been automatically assigned the Customer Support role. Users added to a team...

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Jul 17
New ClimateCase protects smartphones from temperature extremes

The $34.99 ClimateCase has been launched to provide protection for smartphones from overheating and freezing. Its multi-layered neoprene insulation provides thermal protection for smartphones.

The patented pending technology will prevent any smartphone from overheating in extremely hot conditions and from freezing in extremely cold conditions, sayks ClimateCase’s CEO Lisa Lambert. Simply place the cell phone inside a refrigerator-cooled or microwave-warmed ClimateCase before encountering extremely hot or cold weather.  Or if a phone suddenly stops working, ClimateCase can quickly restore it to its optimal temperature in less than 60 seconds, says Lambert.

ClimateCase also protects smartphones against accidental drops. It’s machine washable and fits most cell phone brands and models and is available in charcoal, pink, orange, camouflage and floral.

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Jul 17
Subway testing pre-orders using Apple Pay

Subway is testing app pre-orders and a designated pick-up area for mobile payers using Apple Pay.

Subway had previously accepted Apple’s mobile payment service, but iPhone users can now also pre-order food through the company’s website, then pick it up in the particular area to avoid waits. The new tech-friendly “Fresh Forward” focus is testing at a dozen locations around the world currently with some elements of the plan expected to launch wider later this year.

There are 12 pilot locations open today in the U.S., Canada and the U.K.: Tamarac, FL; Orlando, FL (2); Winter Park, FL; Chula Vista, CA; Knoxville, TN; Palmview, TX; Hillsboro, OR; Vancouver, WA; Beauport, QC; Granby, QC; and Manchester, U.K. 

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Jul 17
Apple previews new emoji coming later this year

In celebration of World Emoji Day, Apple is sharing (http://tinyurl.com/y8ksmjux) some of the new emoji coming to iOS, macOS and watchOS later this year.

With thousands of emoji available on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac, there are many ways to add personality to every message. New emoji include Woman with Headscarf, Bearded Person and Breastfeeding, and food items such as Sandwich and Coconut. More animals and mythical creatures like T-Rex, Zebra, Zombie and Elf are a fun way to describe situations and new Star-Struck and Exploding Head smiley faces make any message more fun.

Also in celebration of World Emoji Day, the App Store will be highlighting apps to create or do fun things with emoji, and iTunes Movies is featuring emoji in place of select movie titles.

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Jul 17
Moneyspire announces new cloud service for its personal finance software

Moneyspire (https://www.moneyspire.com) has announced Moneyspire Cloud, the company's new service that allows its personal finance software users to share their data between multiple computers and mobile devices.

Along with Moneyspire Cloud, Moneyspire personal finance software brings your entire financial life together on all your computers and devices no matter where you are. You can keep track of your bank accounts, credit cards, set bill reminders, Direct Connect with online bill pay and more.

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Jul 17
illumineX releases EyeSpy 2.0.1 on the Mac App Store

illumineX (https://illuminex.com) has released EyeSpy 2.0.1 for macOS (10.12 or higher) on the Mac App Store in the Lifestsyle category. The free app is a new spin on the classic toy in which cartoon eyes watch your mouse cursor as you work.

EyeSpy includes free original cartoon characters developed in cooperation with professional artists as well as new characters available as an in-app purchase. Collections of new characters known as ArtPaX are also available. All characters can be shared with others via Messages, Twitter, Facebook or any sharing platform supported by macOS.

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Jul 14
Rixtag for macOS revved to version 2.4

Rixstep (www.rixstep.com) has announced Rixtag 2.4, a feature update to their macOS tag editor. The app allows users to edit macOS-based tags on files of any type, including regular files, directories, and more.

By tagging files with descriptive tags, Rixtag is designed to make easier to search for and find files on a Mac's internal and external hard drives. Version 2.4 is a maintenance upgrade.

Rixtag requires macOS 10.7.5 or higher. It’s part of the $59 Xfile bundle along with over 20 other file management utilities or as part of the $99 ACP subscription.

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Jul 14
File Manager for Mac released by B-Eng

B-Eng has released File Manager Pro for Mac. Offered as a powerful replacement for the Finder app, it sports a double window layout.

The main features of File Manager app are its ability to synchronize directories with a single click, compress/un-compress files, advanced search and sorting options, as well as interactive disk space managing tools and more. It also offers interactive disk space managing tools.

File Manager Pro is available now from B-Eng online (http://www.b-eng.ch) and costs $19.99. It requires macOS 10.11 or later.

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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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Jul 18
Peer-to-peer payment transactions to exceed $120...

The use of mobile peer-to-peer payment apps, such as Venmo, in the US will continue to experience double-digit growth through 2021, according to eMarketer’s (www.emarketer.com) latest mobile banking/payments forecast. 
 
The transaction value of mobile peer-to-peer payments in the U.S. will grow 55.0% this year to $120.38 billion, notes the research group. Transaction values are on pace to double by 2021.  This year in particular, growth of P2P payment apps will largely be driven by the rollout of Zelle, a network of more than 30 banks and credit unions that will allow banking customers to transfer money to others within the network.  It will be rolled out over the next 12 months.    

“Mobile P2P payments have been driven by the desire for convenience, on-demand payments and the widespread adoption of smartphones,” said eMarketer forecasting analyst Cindy Liu. “Strong double-digit growth is...

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Jul 18
In-Flight Wi-Fi to be Offered on Over Half of...

A new report from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) forecasts that commercial aircraft adopting in-flight Wi-Fi services will reach 14,419 globally by 2022, up from an estimated 5,243 in 2017. This will mean that over half of the global fleet will offer such services in 2022, compared with just under a quarter this year.

This increase will primarily be driven by the impact of the BYOD (bring your own device) trend, despite increased security concerns from several governments, primarily the US, which has given rise to the so-called “laptop ban,” says the research group. Juniper found that in-flight wireless streaming is increasingly being offered as an IFE (in-flight entertainment) option, based on a lower installation cost and weight savings versus seatback systems.

Indeed, with many vendors offering combined wireless streaming and Wi-Fi connectivity services, Juniper predicted that...

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Jul 17
IDC study reveals the top three drivers of cloud...

Newly released results from IDC (www.idc.com) reveal that the top drivers of cloud adoption include improving agility and security, as well as standardizing IT infrastructure.

As multi-cloud environments and hybrid cloud become more prevalent, the survey revealed that 87% of cloud users have adopted some capabilities for a hybrid cloud strategy, an increase of 17% compared to 2016, according to the research group.

"Beyond adoption and maturity, a series of questions on 'why are' or 'why aren't' respondents moving more workloads to the cloud makes up a key part of the study," said Ben jamin McGrath, senior research analyst, SaaS and Cloud Software.

Additional findings from the study include:

° 56% of users run more than one type of cloud deployment.

° 40% of cloud users are "Cloud First" organizations.

"When we look at the shift in IT spend over the next 12-24 months to more of a mix of...

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Jul 17
Global E-SIM card market to see increases competition

The global E-SIM card market is predicted to see the entry of a “significant number” of new players and intensifying competition in the future, according to Transparency Market Research (TMR). A few of the prominent players operating in the global E-SIM card market are Apple, Samsung, Gemalto N.V., Giesecke & Devrient, NTT DOCOMO, OT-Morpho, Telefonica S.A., Deutsche Telekom AG, Sierra Wireless., and ST Microelectronics.

A report by Transparency Market Research (www.transparencymarketresearch.cxom) projects the global E-SIM card market to expand at 13.5% CAGR [compound annual growth rate] between 2017 and 2025. At this rate, the market is expected to be pegged at $14,6 million by 2025, increasing from $4 million in 2016.

The global E-SIM card market based upon application is segmented into machine to machine (M2M), wearable and companion devices, smartphones, and...

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Jul 14
Consumer, SOHO, SMB NAS market growing at 6.14% CAGR...

Consumer, SOHO, and SMB network attached storage market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) now through 2021, according to a new report from ReportsnReports (reportsandreports.com). Part of that is due to the increasing popularity of cloud-based NAS, a remote storage system that can be accessed over the Internet, adds the research group.

According to the ReportsnReports report, another driver in the market is raising demand for video surveillance systems. Smart home security is among the most demanding IoT applications from the consumer's end point. Smart home security systems operate on the centralized control of the home gateway where the intelligence shifts onto the cloud network. Cloud-based services provide a more user-friendly system to end-users for controlling the security devices as part of the cloud-based system. Issues such as interoperability, updating of software and so on would all be taken care of by cloud services.

ReportsnReports says...

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Jul 11
Global docking station market to grow through 2021

A new report from Research and Markets (www.researchandmarkets.com) predicts that the global docking station market will grow at a CAGR [compound annual growth rate] of 5.87 % during the period 2017-2021.

The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is growing market for wireless docking stations, according to the research group. The growing popularity of wireless electronic devices, such as laptops and smartphones, is encouraging docking station manufacturers to design and produce docking stations that can connect to laptops and smartphones wirelessly.

Docking stations are becoming important, especially in workplaces, as they provide employees the freedom to use external monitors and other input devices with ease. However, wired docking stations add a constraint to the workplace as they restrict the mobility of users.

According to the Research and Markets report, one of the...

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12:51
Apple appoints Deirdre O’Brien to lead human...

“vice president of People” sounds….odd.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:34
Steve Jobs' Life Is Now An Opera

An anonymous reader quotes CNN's report on a new project from Pulitzer Prize-winning librettist Mark Campbell:
"The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs" is set to open on Saturday night at the Santa Fe Opera, home to the largest summer-opera festival in U.S. The high-tech production, which runs until August 26, jumps in and out of key moments in the Apple founder's life, from early product-development days alongside Steve Wozniak and the launch of the original iPhone, to his wedding day with Laurene Powell Jobs... The opera features an electronic score, developed by Mason Bates, that incorporates sounds from the products Jobs created, including the audio synonymous with turning on an early Macintosh computer. The libretto, or operatic script, doesn't call out words like Apple or iPhone due to copyright issues; instead, it uses descriptors like "one device" to reference the smartphone. "Only one device, does it all," the libretto reads. "In one hand, all your need. One device....

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12:15
Hands On: Fantastical 2.4 for Mac adds attachments,...




Fantastical 2.4 for Mac adds key new features, and AppleInsider checks to see if the $50 entry price is worth it.

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11:04
∞ The Dalrymple Report Podcast: With Guest Rene...

Rene joins me this week to talk about all of the iPhone 8 rumors that have been swirling around lately and what they mean for the consumer and Apple.

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10:01
Transmit 5.0

Major new release for popular file transfer app adds a new synchronization service and connection with 10 new cloud services. ($45 new, free update, 62.0 MB)

 

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08:03
Happy Hour Podcast 129 | Clips meets Disney/Pixar,...

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss changes in watchOS 4 beta 3, the first major update to Apple’s Clips app, detailed new emoji coming later this year, Apple’s new Machine Learning Journal, new VP roles at the company, and the latest iPhone 8 (and iPhone SE) rumors.

9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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07:22
Irish government establishing a fund to mange $15.2...

The Irish government is establishing a fund to manage the estimated 13 billion euros (about $15.2 billion) it will collect from Apple in back taxes, nearly a year after the European Commission ruled the country had provided a “sweetheart deal” on tax to the U.S. firm, according to Bloomberg.

The government and the tech giant will jointly appoint a custodian to hold the money to be deposited by the iPhone maker, the finance ministry said in an emailed statement. The funds will be held in escrow pending appeals by Apple and Ireland, which could take years. One or more investment managers will also be hired to manage the money, notes Bloomberg.

The European Union, Europe’s anti-trust and consumer investigation agency claims that Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands have attracted investment and jobs by helping...

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07:15
Apple retail stores getting ‘Lead,’ ‘Schedule...

According to MacRumors Apple is introducing two all-new Apple Store positions dubbed “Lead” and “Schedule Planner.” Applications open Monday, July 24, although select stores started interviewing candidates as early as a few weeks ago, the article says. 

The Lead position will give team members the chance to learn the ins and outs of running an Apple Store firsthand, according to MacRumors. Most of the Lead’s time will be spent as the Support Leader on the Floor, responsible for managing employee breaks and zoning in the store, and addressing customer concerns. 

Support Leader on the Floor also entails communicating daily objectives, reinforcing store policies, and motivating team members by delivering feedback for career development, according to one employee's LinkedIn profile, the article adds.

Apple has 499 retail stores in 23 countries and an online store available in 39 countries.

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06:39
This week’s top stories: OLED iPhone 8 availability...

In this week’s top stories: OLED iPhone 8 availability and pricing reports, iOS 10.3.3, the latest intel on Apple’s secret car project, new apps and updates, and much more.

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05:00
The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to the weekend. We'll take a look back at some of the big stories from earlier this week, plus key updates like NASA's tips for viewing a solar eclipse.

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05:00
Apple’s ‘electronic document thinning’ involves its...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,710,944) for “electronic document thinning” that involves is iBooks Author software. iBooks is a free ebook app that allows you to read publications purchased at the iBooks Store. iBooks Author lets you create iBooks textbooks (as well as other types of books) for the iPad and Mac.

The patent involves a system for authoring, publishing, and distribution of electronic documents is provided. The system includes a content authoring and publishing application to author and publish electronic documents, a content distribution system to distribute electronic documents, and a set of user devices that include digital content viewing applications that are used to read the electronic documents. The content authoring and publishing application is used to author and publish high-resolution versions of electronic documents. 

The high-resolution version of each document is associated with a set of annotations for each high-resolution image...

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04:47
Intel slams Qualcomm in new legal filing, alleges a...

After being named in a group legal filing expressing support for Apple in its case against Qualcomm, Intel has now filed its own statement with the International Trade Commission. The chipmaker alleges that Qualcomm is not licensing its patents at a fair rate and thus abusing its position in the industry.

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04:30
Mobile is now the preferred platform for reading...

The rise of mobile technology has transformed the world in many ways, including the way users interact with email. Mobile email opens have nearly doubled over the past five years and more than half of emails are now opened on mobile devices, according to a new research report from email solutions provider Return Path.

The Email Client Experience analyzes the breakdown of platforms and devices that people use to open email. The report also looks at when people are most likely to open email, as well as the length of time they typically spend reading an email. Data from May 2016 to April 2017 is compared with results from a similar study in 2012...

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04:00
Some tips for spotting a phishing email

Ninety-four precent of NordVPN’s National Privacy Test respondents said they would ignore an email request from a bank asking for personal information. Yet statistics show that up to 45% of Internet users keep clicking on dangerous links or providing personal information where they shouldn’t.

The prevalence of phishing scams signals that more sophisticated baits are still very profitable for cyber criminals, according to the folks at NordVPN, a VPN service provider. In another example, Kaspersky reports that Kaspersky Lab products blocked 51 million attempts to open a phishing page in the first quarter (Q1) 2017. 

According to Verizon’s research conducted in 2016, 30% of phishing emails get opened. This suggests that although users may recognize basic malicious emails...

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01:49
Strava's new Premium perks will insure your...

Strava makes a popular tracking app for workout warriors, however many cyclists have questions about whether its $60 per year (or $8 per month) Premium package is worth the cost. Features already include personalized feedback, analysis and more, but...

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01:48
Safari 10.1.2

Patches security vulnerabilities when running in Yosemite and El Capitan. (Free)

 

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Friday July 21

23:48
iTunes 12.6.2

Unspecified minor app and performance improvements. (Free, 270 MB)

 

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21:49
Security Update 2017-003 (Yosemite and El Capitan)

Resolves security vulnerabilities in Apple’s older operating systems.. (Free, various sizes)

 

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21:48
This week on AI: 'Apple Car' & '...




Batteries, oddly, ended up being a theme of Apple product rumors this week -- including ones for the company's possible electric car. The "iPhone 8" otherwise dominated headlines, with less than two months to go before an expected announcement.

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20:54
'Minecraft' novel by 'World War Z...

As strange as it sounds, Minecraft got the novelization treatment, and the final product is now out for purchase. The good news is that the Mojang team put Microsoft's millions to good use by commissioning Max Brooks, author of the apocalyptic zombie...

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19:32
'The Defenders' Comic-Con trailer features...

Stop us if you've heard this one before: There's a threat facing New York, and a few of Marvel's punch-happy heroes need to clean it up. Based on the new trailer shown tonight at Comic-Con -- where, Deadline reports, Netflix screened the entire first...

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18:48
Google Play Music tweak adds a sidebar full of...

As a music streaming service, Google Play Music works well enough but its user interface leaves an awful lot to be desired. Following the mobile app's update that added persistent navigation buttons, as 9to5 Google spotted, Mountain View has added th...

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Saturday July 22

08:06
Apple wins a Design Patent for an Unfamiliar Apple Watch...

On Friday Apple was granted a new design patent by the Hong Kong Patent Office covering an Apple Watch stand. The design is unfamiliar. Whether this is a new stand design to come or ...

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Friday July 21

15:18
Apple Stores Getting All-New 'Lead' and '...

MacRumors has learned that Apple is introducing two all-new Apple Store positions named Lead and Schedule Planner. Apple today informed existing retail employees that applications open Monday, July 24, although it appears that select stores started interviewing candidates as early as a few weeks ago.

Apple says the Lead position will give team members the chance to learn the ins and outs of running an Apple Store firsthand. The majority of a Lead's time will be spent as the Support Leader on the Floor, responsible for managing employee breaks and zoning in the store, and addressing customer concerns.

Support Leader on the Floor also entails communicating daily objectives, reinforcing store policies, and motivating team members by delivering feedback for career development, according to one employee's LinkedIn profile.

Apple says Leads will also support opening and closing, and perform a number of other administrative responsibilities, suggesting these...

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13:34
Apple Appoints Deidre O'Brien VP of [Apple] People

This afternoon Apple announced that Deirdre O’Brien, vice president of Worldwide Sales and Operations, has been named vice president of People, reporting to CEO Tim Cook.

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11:21
Apple, Amazon & Google hit record Spending Levels on...

According to a new report this afternoon, the last three months brought record-high lobbying spending from four major tech companies. Google spent $5.9 million, Apple ...

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11:01
Verizon Throttling Netflix Traffic as Part of Temporary...

Some Verizon Wireless users this week began noticing throttled streaming speeds when watching content from streaming services like Netflix and YouTube, and Verizon today confirmed to Ars Technica that it has indeed been throttling speeds as "part of a temporary test" of a "new video optimization system.""We've been doing network testing over the past few days to optimize the performance of video applications on our network," a Verizon spokesperson told Ars. "The testing should be completed shortly. The customer video experience was not affected."Reports of throttled speeds first surfaced on reddit earlier this week, after Verizon users noticed...

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10:12
Apple Appoints Deirdre O'Brien to New 'Vice Pr...

Apple today announced that it is promoting Deirdre O'Brien to a new head HR role, "vice president of People." O'Brien, who previously served as vice president of Worldwide Sales and Operations, has been at Apple for nearly 30 years.

According to the news release, O'Brien will lead all HR functions, like talent development, recruiting, benefits, compensation, and business support, plus she'll oversee Apple University, where employees are trained. She will be reporting directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook.

"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," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. "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...

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08:54
Apple Has Spent Record $2.2 Million Lobbying Trump Admin...

Apple spent an all-time high $2.2 million lobbying Donald Trump's federal government between April 1 and June 30, 2017, according to a disclosure form filed by the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Image: Drew Angerer—Getty Images

That amount is by far the most Apple has ever spent on lobbying in a single quarter, eclipsing the previous record of nearly $1.4 million spent during Trump's first three months as President of the United States. Apple has now spent nearly $3.6 million on lobbying during the first six months of his term.

The extra $800,000 that Apple spent between April 1 and June 30 of this year, compared to January 1 to March 31, is its largest ever quarter-over-quarter increase in lobbying expenses....

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08:43
ARKit Roundup: Turn-by-Turn Directions, Precise Room Mea...

Since the announcement of Apple's new augmented reality developer platform at WWDC in June, developers have been sharing interesting new AR experiences on iOS devices, including practical applications like measuring tape apps and basic character model demos.

Today, we've rounded up the newest examples of how ARKit could work in real-world scenarios, starting off with a maps addition that could bolster directions in Apple Maps. As with all ARKit demos, today's examples are not confirmed to be the final launch products for augmented reality apps coming down the line, but they are intriguing glimpses into what users can expect when the AR features debut on iOS 11 this fall.

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08:06
Intel Files Statement with ITC claiming Qualcomm is tryi...

On Thursday Intel's legal firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP filed a "Public Interest Statement" on their behalf with the U.S. ITC in Washington. Intel's statement in-part said that "Intel is Qualcomm's only remaining competitor in the merchant market for premium LTE baseband processor modems. Qualcomm did not initiate this investigation to stop the alleged infringement of its patent rights; rather, its complaint is a transparent effort to stave off lawful competition from Qualcomm's only remaining rival.

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06:54
IDC Reports on the Top PC Vendors in Europe and the Midd...

IDC's latest report on the top five PC vendors covering the Middle East, Africa and Europe shows that HP remains the top vendor while Apple failed to make the top five.

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06:33
New Editorial Content Begins Appearing Within App Store...

A few testers on the iOS 11 beta have noticed that new editorial content appeared within the App Store this week, related to information about HBO NOW, Pokémon Go, and new App of the Day and Game of the Day cards. MacRumors forum member mariusignorello posted about the new content recently, pointing out other changes as well, like updated carousels on the Apps and Games tabs. Previously, the App Store on iOS 11 remained on the date of Monday, June 26 for many users without any new content added.

One of the major new additions to the App Store's Today tab on the iOS 11 beta is a How To guide for "The Best Way to Binge Game of Thrones." In the article, the editors discuss the popularity of the HBO series, and go on to list four of their favorite moments from the show so far. Each moment gets a description of where users can find...

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05:18
Free Apple App Update Makes Video Creation on iPhone and...

Clips, Apple’s easy-to-use video creation app for iOS, is getting an update today that includes dozens of new graphic overlays and posters, plus usability improvements that make it even easier to turn video clips and photos into fun, expressive videos on iPhone and iPad.

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03:58
LG Chem Lands Exclusive Contract for iPhone 9 Battery wh...

It's being reported in Korea today that LG Chem will supply next year's iPhone 9 batteries to Apple Inc. on an exclusive basis. The battery is unique in that it's ...

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Thursday July 20

15:38
Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 Expected to Debut at Upcomi...

Samsung today sent out invitations announcing an upcoming Unpacked event set to be held on August 23 in New York City.

The South Korean company is widely expected to introduce its next-generation Galaxy Note device at the event, with the new smartphone hinted at through a "Do Bigger Things" slogan and a stylized image of an S Pen next to a smartphone-sized device.

Rumors suggest the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 will feature a design that's similar to the existing Galaxy S8 with thin bezels, rounded corners, and a 12-megapixel dual-lens camera system. It is expected to feature a larger curved display than the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, measuring in at 6.3 inches.

Galaxy Note 8 rendering via BGR

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14:13
Apple's Patents for Smart Connector, AirPods and Ga...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a series of patent applications from Apple that provide details behind the iPad's Smart Keyboard's Smart Connector; GarageBand's 'Live Loops' GUI; and the patent likely behind AirPods that provides for a hybrid system to listen to music and listen to crystal clear phone calls. All three patents can be considered fulfilled.

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13:42
Apple May Replace Some Original Apple Watch Models in Ne...

Apple today informed retail store employees and Apple Authorized Service Providers that some original first-generation Apple Watch models that require repairs can be replaced with Series 1 Apple Watch models.

The substitutions are limited to aluminum Apple Watch models in Silver, Space Gray, Gold, and Rose Gold, and are only available in some countries, which were not specified in Apple's directive.In some countries, Apple Watch Aluminum (1st generation) parts (in all colors) may be substituted with Apple Watch Aluminum (Series 1) parts. The parts substitution should now be working properly in MobileGenius and Repair Central.Apple Watch Series 1 models, which were introduced alongside the Series 2 Apple Watch in September of 2016, are nearly identical to original Apple Watch models, with the exception of the processor. In Series 1 Apple Watch models, there's an upgraded dual-core S2 chip, which is similar to the chip in the Series 2 but without GPS capabilities.

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10:21
Apple Updates 'Clips' Video App With Disney Ch...

Apple today updated its video creation app Clips with a handful of new features, introducing new graphic overlay options and support for Disney and Pixar characters.

Clips, first released back in April, is designed to let users combine several video clips, images, and photos with voice-based titles, music, filters, and graphics to create videos that can be shared in Messages and via social networks.

With today's update, Apple has added dozens of new graphic overlays and animated poster designs to enhance text-based additions that are added to videos. Posters range from glistening water to slow motion billowing smoke and 3D art.

Apple has also partnered with Disney to introduce animated overlays featuring classic Disney and Pixar characters. Animated overlays, which are akin...

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10:18
TSMC will be moving to Second Generation Integrated Fan-...

A new report today claims that Apple supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) integrated fan-out (InFO) wafer-level packaging technology is about to enter its second generation, which will bring more competitiveness to the foundry's 7nm FinFET process technology for next-gen iPhones.

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08:38
Apple Reportedly Working With Chinese Manufacturer of El...

Apple is quietly working with Chinese battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited on automotive battery research and development, according to Shanghai-based Yicai Global.

The report, citing unnamed sources, claims the two companies have signed a confidentiality agreement to work together on a "scheme" related to the field of batteries, but no specific details were provided.

CATL was founded in 2011 as a spinoff of Amperex Technology Limited, a large supplier of batteries for iPhones and other Apple products.

The company, based in Ningde, China, describes itself as a leader in lithium-ion battery research and development, including battery cells, materials, and recycling. CATL says it currently has...

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08:07
Apple Tops Fortune's 2017 Global 500 List as Most P...

With all of the noise of late trying to show that Samsung was more profitable than Apple kind of just goes up in smoke in the greater light of context. As you'll see in our report, Fortune's top ten most profitable companies around the globe, Apple is clearly listed as #1 with Samsung at #10. Puff, the Samsung illusion is gone just like magic.

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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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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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Friday July 14

05:00
Using The WordPress API

WordPress has an app. That means there’s an API to normalize communication using a predictable programmatic interface. In this case, as with many others, that’s done using a standard REST interface to communicate. The easiest way to interact with any API is to just read some stuff from the server via curl. You can feed curl the URL to the API by using your URL followed by /wp-json – as follows, assuming a URL of http://www.krypted.com:

curl http://www.krypted.com/wp-json

To view header information:

curl -s -D - http://www.krypted.com -o /dev/null

In the below example we’ll ask for a list of posts by adding /wp/v2/posts to the URL:

curl...

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Thursday July 13

10:00
watchOS 4 beta 3 (15R5321h) Now Available

watchOS 4 beta 3 (15R5321h) Now Available

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10:00
watchOS 4 beta 3 (15R5321h) Now Available

watchOS 4 beta 3 (15R5321h) Now Available

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Wednesday July 12

08:30
Redesigned navigation, conversations and search in...

New Outlook experiences make it easier for you to communicate, collaborate and manage your time while on the go.

The post Redesigned navigation, conversations and search in Outlook for iOS and Android appeared first on Office Blogs.

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