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Saturday August 19

04:00
The hottest Apple-related news for the week of...

There’s a lot happening in the world of Apple news this week. Following are the hottest articles for the week of August 14-18.

Apple sold an estimated 3.98 million Mac laptops in the second quarter of the 2017 calendar year for a quarter-on-quarter increase of 17.1%, according to TrendForce. The tech giant now ties for fifth place among the top global notebook brands, notes the market research firm.

Apple has set a budget of roughly $1 billion to procure and produce original content over the next year, according to the Wall Street Journal, and could acquire and produce as many as 10 television shows. The company has also...

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Friday August 18

21:48
How to shoot the Aug. 21 solar eclipse on an iPhone




On August 21, for the first time since 1918, a total solar eclipse will trace a coast-to-coast path across the U.S. Here's some tips on how to capture it with your iPhone.

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21:14
This week on AI: Apple Watch 'Series 3,'...




Some of the most interesting news of the week revolved around this fall's Apple Watch "Series 3," which may get LTE, but not a new look. Apple also appears to have big Hollywood plans -- if not quite as big as HBO or Netflix.

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20:59
VOX 2.8.30 - Music player that supports many...

VOX just sounds better! The beauty is in its simplicity, yet behind the minimal exterior lies a powerful music player with a ton of features and support for all audio formats you should ever need. VOX was originally developed following the principles of clarity, simplicity and versatility. Thus, the minimalistic interface incorporates both essential and unique features, which let you:

  • Listen to your music regardless of the format:
    • Play numerous lossy and lossless audio formats;
    • Export playlists in various formats (PLS, M3U, XSPF);
    • Open different playlist types including M3U, PLS, XSPF and the popular CUE format used to store CD rips;
    • Play audio files stored on NAS devices and other network drives.
  • Rule your music with ease:
    • Control the player from the main interface, Dock context menu or main menu controls;
    • Automatically search for all the missing album artwork from...
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20:59
Default Folder X 5.1.6b3 - Enhances Open and Save...

Default Folder X attaches a toolbar to the right side of the Open and Save dialogs in any OS X-native application. The toolbar gives you fast access to various folders and commands. You just click on the buttons to go to your favorite and recently used folders, manage the folders and files shown in the list, and make changes to your settings. It also fixes a number of problems in Open and Save dialogs, "rebounding" to the last selected file, putting the path listing back in the top menu, and correcting bugs in scrolling column views.

Features

  • Directory assistant: You can access the contents of your recent, favorite, and open folders right from Default Folder X's toolbar.
  • Real time saving: If you're constantly saving things inside the same folder, Default Folder X can remember that folder for you.
  • Finder management: Default Folder X lets you open up or save to any Finder window...
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20:59
CleanMyMac 3.8.6 - $39.95

CleanMyMac makes space for the things you love. Sporting a range of ingenious new features, CleanMyMac lets you safely and intelligently scan and clean your entire system, delete large, unused files, reduce the size of your iPhoto library, uninstall unneeded apps or fix the ones that started to work improperly, manage all your extensions from one place and do much more - all from one newly designed and beautifully simple interface.



Version 3.8.6:

Improved

  • Compatibility with 1Password and LaunchBar applications

Fixed

  • SIP (System Integrity Protection) locations were not ignored by macOS Localizations cleanup
  • Dropbox cache got cleaned even if in the Ignore list
  • Free space did not get updated in CleanMyMac 3 menu
  • Cleaned size did not get recalculated on cleanup completion screens
  • Application uninstallation or reset did not work when using Smart Selector
  • ...
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20:59
Postbox 5.0.17 - Powerful and flexible email client.

Postbox is a new email application that helps you organize your work life and get stuff done. It has all the elegance and simplicity of Apple Mail, but with more power and flexibility to manage even the most demanding workloads.

Features

  • Ultra-Fast Search - Instantly find messages, attachments, images, links, and contacts.
  • Conversation Views - Make sense of email threads through chronological message views.
  • Better Organization - Tabs, Topics, and To-Dos help you stay organized with less effort.
  • Works Great with OS X - Postbox integrates with the Address Book, iCal, iPhoto, Spotlight, and Quick Look. Postbox even works with OmniFocus and Things!
  • Quick and Easy Setup - Postbox will automatically determine your connection settings for you!

Postbox is available in English, German, French, Spanish (Spain), English (British), Italian, Dutch, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, and Swedish.

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20:59
Amazon Chime 4.6.5852 - Amazon-based communications...

Amazon Chime is a communications service that transforms online meetings with a secure, easy-to-use application that you can trust. Amazon Chime works seamlessly across your devices so that you can stay connected. You can use Amazon Chime for online meetings, video conferencing, calls, chat, and to share content, both inside and outside your organization. Amazon Chime frees you to work productively from anywhere.

Features

  • Frustration-Free Online Meetings - Make your online meetings effortless with Amazon Chime. Meetings start on time, and they’re easy to join. Meetings call you, and with a single tap or click, you can join or notify participants that you’re running late. A visual roster shows who is in the meeting and who is running late, and allows anyone to mute background noise. Amazon Chime automatically reconnects you if you get dropped. Crystal clear audio and HD video keep you focused on the discussion.
  • ...
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20:59
coconutBattery 3.6.3 - Displays info about your...

With coconutBattery you're always aware of your current battery health. It shows you live information about your battery such as how often it was charged and how is the current maximum capacity in relation to the original capacity your battery had when it left the factory.

Of course you are able to save the current maximum capacity of your battery. So you can see the changes of your battery health over time.

coconutBattery is and will always be freeware. If you like it, a donation is always very welcome.



Version 3.6.3:

New Features:
[Plus] Added customizable low battery notifications (More info...)

Improvements:

  • Position of menu bar icon can now be customized (left/right)
  • Changes to app toolbar are now saved
  • Improved detection of Apple A10 and A10X processor
  • [Plus] Data in Mac/iOS detail viewer...
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    20:59
    VueScan 9.5.82 - Scanner software with advanced...

    VueScan is a scanning program that works with most high-quality flatbed and film scanners to produce scans that have excellent color fidelity and color balance. VueScan is easy to use, and has advanced features for restoring faded colors, batch scanning and other features used by professional photographers.

    Why should you use VueScan?

    • Easy to use - just run VueScan, press Preview, adjust the cropping, then press Scan.
    • Accurate colors - uses ICC profiles and IT8 calibration.
    • Powerful - dozens of advanced options.
    • Faster workflow - can edit one image while the next image is being scanned (most scanner software won't let you work with one image while another is being scanned).
    • Simple to install - installing VueScan changes nothing on your system, installs nothing in your operating system and all other scanner software will continue to function.

    The list of supported scanners is...

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    20:59
    Thunderbird 52.3.0 - Email client from Mozilla.

    As of July 2012, Thunderbird has transitioned to a new governance model, with new features being developed by the broader free software and open source community, and security fixes and improvements handled by Mozilla.

    Thunderbird is a free, open-source, cross-platform e-mail and news (NNTP) client developed by the Mozilla Foundation. The project strategy is modeled after Mozilla Firefox, a project aimed at creating a Web browser.



    Version 52.3.0:

    Fixed

    • Unwanted inline images shown in rogue SPAM messages
    • Deleting message from the POP3 server not working when maildir storage was used
    • Message disposition flag (replied / forwarded) lost when reply or forwarded message was stored as draft and draft was sent later
    • Inline images not scaled to fit when printing
    • Selected text from...
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    20:59
    Little Snitch 4.0.2 - Alerts you about outgoing...

    Little Snitch gives you control over your private outgoing data.

    Track background activity

    As soon as your computer connects to the Internet, applications often have permission to send any information wherever they need to. Little Snitch takes note of this activity and allows you to decide for yourself what happens with this data.

    Control your network

    Choose to allow or deny connections, or define a rule how to handle similar, future connection attempts. Little Snitch runs inconspicuously in the background and it can even detect network-related activity of viruses, trojans, and other malware.



    Version 4.0.2:

    Note: Now requires OS X 10.11 or later.

    Note: Version 4 is a paid upgrade from previous versions.

    Improved

    • Simplified upgrade procedure for owners of Little Snitch 3
    • Improved demo mode...
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    20:44
    Functional Apple I computer to hit online auction...




    A fully operational Apple I computer built by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in 1976 is going up for auction through Charitybuzz next month, with all proceeds earmarked for charity.

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    17:21
    Daring Fireball Turns 15

    15 years ago this week, I started Daring Fireball with this piece on a then-new lineup of PowerMac G4’s. I groan at the use of “the Daring Fireball” in lieu of the first person, but otherwise it holds up pretty well stylistically.

    A quick tally: to date I’ve written 1,173 full columns and 25,486 Linked List entries (including this one). Total word count, not including the entry titles:

    • Full columns: 1,048,662 original words (1,190,759 total words, including blockquotes).
    • Linked List entries: 952,854 original words (1,923,963 total words, including blockquotes).
    • Combined: 2,001,516 original words (3,114,722 total words, including blockquotes).

    Not bad.

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    16:49
    Apple's Siri latest target in string of natural...




    One-man company Word to Info on Friday expanded a string of patent lawsuits over natural language processing technology -- active cases involve Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Nuance -- to include Apple, taking specific aim at the tech titan's Siri virtual assistant.

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    15:37
    Case manufacturer says Apple likely to ditch Touch...




    Accessory maker Nodus believes Apple will abandon Touch ID fingerprint technology when it releases "iPhone 8," information the case maker gathered from supply chain sources as it worked on designs for the forthcoming handset.

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    15:21
    Comcast Launches Xfinity Mobile Wireless Service...

    Just in case you were thinking to yourself, “Hey, Comcast doesn’t have a big enough footprint in my life,” I’ve got good news for you. The media behemoth announced Friday that Xfinity Mobile is launching nationwide in the U.S. Comcast commercials ask, “It makes you wonder: shouldn’t we get our phones and internet from the same company?” Quick response: no it doesn’t and how on earth does that make sense? Anyhoo…it’s $45 per line per month for unlimited data or $12 per month per GB of data.


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    14:28
    Apple Daily Report for August 18, 2017

    The AWT News Update is on hiatus while my compadre, Steve, takes a road trip. In its place, I’ll offer a text-only (no podcast) summary of breaking stories with a tip o’ my hat to my former website, Apple Daily Report.

    The EFF has criticized internet providers for blocking the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer, saying it violates the principals of free speech and could backfire. "We strongly believe that what GoDaddy, Google and Cloudflare did here was dangerous," it said in a blog post. "We would be making a mistake if we assumed that these sorts of censorship decisions would never turn against causes we love."

    Apple has published a series of...

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    14:20
    10% of the Internet Is Encrypted with Lava Lamps

    Bryan Chaffin loves Lava Lamps and used to own a half dozen of them, but who knew they could be one of the keys to encryption?


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    14:14
    An interview with Louis Rossetto, the co-founder of...

    Last week, I met Louis and we walked down a memory lane, talking about our publishing lives, disappointments and emotional challenges of breaking up with something you create. We pondered about the state of the media, the emergence of President Trump and why we need to be optimistic about the future.

    Such a great interview. It’s like we’re listening in on two friends sitting down for a chat.

    ∞ Read this on The Loop

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    14:12
    Apple’s Siri Provides Clues About Whether Robots...

    Siri is our first exposure to artificial intelligence and may tell us something about whether AIs and robots will put us all out of work.


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    13:41
    Using the iOS 11 iPad Dock to Work Smarter

    Jeff Butts loves the expandability and utility of the Dock in iOS 11, and is sure that you will, too.


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    13:39
    Apple posts “How to” videos for iPad

    Getting the most out of your iPad Pro is as easy as it looks. Just watch and learn.

    Great idea for Apple to put out these videos showing people how to get the most out of the iPad Pro and the upcoming iOS 11.

    ∞ Read this on The Loop

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    13:38
    Happy Hour Podcast 133 | LTE Apple Watch doubts,...

    This week Benjamin and Jeff discuss the latest Apple Watch 3 rumors including LTE and cellular calling, the new iOS 11 beta 6 and what has changed, Apple’s billion dollar TV show buying budget, and Jeff’s Nintendo Switch video review.

    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.

    more…

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    13:07
    Formula One 2017 for Mac with Same Day Release as...

    Feral Interactive announced Friday that Formula One 2017 will be released on August 25th, with a same-day release for Mac and PC. The game, created by Codemasters, offers a stunning Formula One racing experience. In addition to the trailer below, Codemasters released a 26 minute, unedited gameplay video that is just unbelievable. The game features a Research 7 Development tree, the ability to tune the cars, a career mode, and off-track activities. The game will be available through Feral and Steam for US$59.95, with a Mac App Store version coming later for $49.99. System requirements haven’t published, but are likely to be steep. If you’re a racing game enthusiast, it’ll be worth it.

    ...

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    12:59
    ∞ The Dalrymple Report: iPhone photography with...

    This week I chat with Shawn King about photography and how people can take better pictures using their iPhone.

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    Links:

    Starting Point Photography

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    12:26
    Apple Wants to Make Sure You Know iOS 11 Brings...

    This is the first time we can remember the companAppley being aggressively proactive about preparing customers for that change.


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    12:20
    Hollywood, Apple Said To Mull Rental Plan, Defying...

    An anonymous reader shares a report: Movie studios are considering whether to ignore the objections of cinema chains and forge ahead with a plan to offer digital rentals of films mere weeks after they appear in theaters, according to people familiar with the matter. Some of the biggest proponents, including Warner Bros and Universal Pictures, are pressing on in talks with Apple and Comcast on ways to push ahead with the project even without theater chains, the people said. After months of negotiations, the two sides have been unable to arrive at a mutually beneficial way to create a $30 to $50 premium movie-download product. The leading Hollywood studios, except for Walt Disney, are eager to introduce a new product to make up for declining sales of DVDs and other home entertainment in the age of Netflix. They have discussed sharing a split of the revenue from premium video on demand, or PVOD, with the cinema chains if they give their blessing to the concept. But the exhibitors have...

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    12:15
    BlackPods: Transform your Apple AirPods

    Thanks to BlackPods for sponsoring The Loop this week. At BlackPods, we’ve developed a proprietary coating system specifically for Apple’s AirPods. Our three-phase finishing procedure utilizes the latest in solvent-based painting technology to yield a luxurious finish that exceeds U.S. Military specifications. Every pair of customized AirPods we produce is hand-finished by a team of skilled artisans. Whether you purchase them through us or send yours in, each pair of AirPods is subjected to a rigorous visual and quality inspection.

    BlackPods sells their AirPods in two colors: BlackPods Classic (high-gloss black), and BlackPods Stealth (matte black). BlackPods Classic are available for $279, and BlackPods Stealth are available for $299. Both finishes include free domestic shipping. BlackPods also allows its customers to mail in their own AirPods for customization– $99 for high-gloss black and $119 for matte black.

    Use...

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    12:07
    Merged VR: Augmented Reality Cubed


    There is considerable development activity at the high end of hardware and content creation for virtual reality and augmented reality, as well as such AR aliases as mixed reality, extended reality and others. Most industry investment is aimed at leading-edge gaming and industrial application development. However, the low-end of the market is also worth looking at, to see how people and institutions without big budgets -- consumers and education -- might adopt these technologies sooner, rather than waiting for the advancements to trickle down.

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    12:04
    Thunderbird 52.3.0 - Email client from Mozilla.

    As of July 2012, Thunderbird has transitioned to a new governance model, with new features being developed by the broader free software and open source community, and security fixes and improvements handled by Mozilla.

    Thunderbird is a free, open-source, cross-platform e-mail and news (NNTP) client developed by the Mozilla Foundation. The project strategy is modeled after Mozilla Firefox, a project aimed at creating a Web browser.



    Version 52.3.0:

    Fixed

    • Unwanted inline images shown in rogue SPAM messages
    • Deleting message from the POP3 server not working when maildir storage was used
    • Message disposition flag (replied / forwarded) lost when reply or forwarded message was stored as draft and draft was sent later
    • Inline images not scaled to fit when printing
    • Selected text from...
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    11:30
    9to5Rewards: Clockwork Synergy’s new Perlon and NATO...

    This week we’re partnering with Clockwork Synergy for a giveaway of some of its latest Apple Watch bands. Head below to learn how you can win a new strap for yourself.

    more…

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    11:28
    Everything You Need to Know about the Apple Secure...

    The Secure Enclave is isolated from the rest of the system. It’s like having a house where the windows are blacked out. The decryption means that now we can look through the windows, but we still can’t get in.


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    11:26
    Android O, Google's response to Apple's...




    Google will showcase and possibly launch the next version of Android, "Android O," on August 21 -- setting the stage for competition with Apple's iOS 11, which should come to iPhones and iPads as soon as next month.

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    11:01
    Hands on: ScreenFlow 7 update turns the screen...




    Extensive editing, titling and annotation features recently added to ScreenFlow 7 make it a serious production tool.

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    11:01
    iOS 11 ‘cop button’ also helps users w/ Medical ID...

    iOS 11 beta 6 (released earlier this week) includes a new feature to quickly disable Touch ID from the lock screen. Tapping the lock button five times to access the SOS screen or opening a Medical ID will cause the iPhone or iPad to temporarily reject all Touch ID attempts, requiring a passcode to unlock.

    We have confirmed with sources that this behavior is intentional rather than a bug, as well as some explanation as to why it was added. Whilst in theory it can be used to prevent law enforcement from compelling suspects to unlock their device with fingerprint, it also helps protect people who have fallen unconscious…

    more…

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    10:32
    Here's What the iPhone 8 With Edge-to-Edge...

    The upcoming "iPhone 8" features super slim bezels at the top and the sides, effectively introducing an edge-to-edge display, raising the question of how cases will look on the device.

    Though the iPhone 8 is still unannounced and weeks away from launching, case makers started developing cases for the device months ago thanks to iPhone 8 dummy models that are circulating based on leaked schematics and design details sourced from Apple suppliers like Foxconn.

    We got our hands on a couple of iPhone 8 dummies and iPhone 8 cases designed by Yesgo and Olixar, and have created a video to show off what the iPhone 8 might look like in a case.

    Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.

    The cases come in a wide range of...

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    10:30
    NBD, just a liquid cooled, Ryzen-powered Hackintosh...

    When you think of Hackintosh build, you may generally think of an Intel-powered rig in a big and bulky PC enclosure. That’s not the case for friend of the site Dom Esposito’s build, which took over a month to put together. His Ryzen-powered Hackintosh is neatly nestled inside of a custom Power Mac G5 case, providing a unique take on a Hackintosh build both on the inside and outside.  more…

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    10:23
    Apple’s Secure Enclave Encryption Key Revealed,...

    Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to sort out the news that the encryption key for the iPhone and iPad Secure Enclave has been released on the internet, and they also look at Apple’s US$1 billion investment in original programming for Apple Music.


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    10:13
    F1 2017 arrives Aug 25 for Mac, check out the new...

    It is always good news when the macOS port of a AAA game releases day and date with the console and PC versions. Feral Interactive is no stranger to having done so as one of the most well known developers for porting games over to the Mac. Today we get news that the latest entry in the F1 series will be releasing on August 25th for Mac, the same day as the PC and console release. more…

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    10:12
    coconutBattery 3.6.3 - Displays info about your...

    With coconutBattery you're always aware of your current battery health. It shows you live information about your battery such as how often it was charged and how is the current maximum capacity in relation to the original capacity your battery had when it left the factory.

    Of course you are able to save the current maximum capacity of your battery. So you can see the changes of your battery health over time.

    coconutBattery is and will always be freeware. If you like it, a donation is always very welcome.



    Version 3.6.3:

    New Features:
    [Plus] Added customizable low battery notifications (More info...)

    Improvements:

  • Position of menu bar icon can now be customized (left/right)
  • Changes to app toolbar are now saved
  • Improved detection of Apple A10 and A10X processor
  • [Plus] Data in Mac/iOS detail viewer...
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    10:00
    100 years of eclipse-chasing revealed in quirky...

    There are some great photos here, some of which you’ll recognize.

    ∞ Read this on The Loop

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    09:49
    Apple Insists It's Not Responsible For...

    Apple appeared in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday to argue that it shouldn't be held liable for iPhone-related distracted driving accidents, in response to a lawsuit filed against the company earlier this year.

    California resident Julio Ceja filed a class action complaint against Apple in January, accusing the company of placing profit before consumer safety by choosing not to implement a lock-out mechanism that would disable an iPhone's functionality when being used behind the wheel by an engaged driver.

    Ceja said his vehicle was involved in a collision with another vehicle in which the driver was texting on an iPhone.

    Apple, however, told the court that it's a driver's fault if they choose to misuse an inherently safe iPhone while operating a vehicle. Apple essentially said it cannot be blamed simply because it manufactures the device, according to court...

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    09:46
    Report: Apple & Comcast in talks w/ studios for...

    Apple is still in talks with major movie studios alongside Comcast for a service that would make digital movie rentals available for new releases just weeks after hitting theaters, according to a new report from Bloomberg detailing the negotiations.

    more…

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    09:45
    News: Apple and Hollywood still discussing plans for...

    Movie studios are still considering plans to offer premium early access movie rentals via iTunes, Bloomberg reports. Despite objections from cinema chains, Hollywood wants to forge ahead in offering digital rentals of films only weeks after they arrive in theatres, according to people familiar with the matter. Discussions about possible studio agreements between Apple and the studios began late last year, and have been ongoing for months since, although…

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    09:29
    9to5Toys Lunch Break: 27-inch 5K iMac $1,399, HP...

    Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications. more…

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    09:14
    CZUR M3000 Is an Inexpensive, Reliable Book Scanner

    The CZUR M3000 is a (relatively) inexpensive way to digitize your physical books. Marc Zeedar discusses its pros and cons, and offers some tips for scanning books as efficiently as possible.

     

    Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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    09:03
    F1 2017 driving onto the Mac platform August. 25

    Feral Interactive says F1 2017, the official videogame of the current 2017 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, will be released for macOS on Aug. 25. System requirementshaven’t been announced.

    Developed and published by Codemasters for Windows and consoles, F1 2017 grants players access to not only the on-track excitement of F1, but also the off-track dealings and vehicle development that goes along with it. The ten-year Career Mode includes practice programs to help players hone their skills, a research and development tree to provide greater control over the development of their car, and the ability to tune engines and gearboxes over the course of the season.

    F1 2017 for macOS will be available from the Feral Store and Steam for $59.99 on Aug. 25. The Mac App Store version will be released shortly afterwards, priced at $49.99.

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    09:01
    iKlips Wizard Is 3-in-1 Lightning, microSD, and USB...

    Check out the iKlips Wizard, a 3-in-1 cable with Lightning, microSD, and USB 3.1 connectors. It lets you transfer files between Macs, PCs, iOS devices, and Android devices. It’s $59 through us.


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    09:01
    FORMULA ONE returns to macOS on August 25

    Feral Interactive (www.feralinteractive.com) says F1 2017, the official videogame of the current 2017 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, will be released for macOS on Aug. 25. System requirementshaven’t been announced.

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    09:00
    In the future, your body won’t be buried, you’ll...

    Unless you have a religious belief against it, is there really a need to have your remains put in a specific spot in the ground? I read a while back about burying people under trees, allowing their remains to fertilize and nourish the tree. I’d love to be buried under an apple tree in Nova Scotia.

    ∞ Read this on The Loop

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    08:59
    Apple Watch Sales to Hit 15M in 2017, 20M in 2018

    Apple Watch shipments are expected to hit 15 million units in 2017, and jump to 20 million next year.


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    08:48
    Little Snitch 4.0.2 - Alerts you about outgoing...

    Little Snitch gives you control over your private outgoing data.

    Track background activity

    As soon as your computer connects to the Internet, applications often have permission to send any information wherever they need to. Little Snitch takes note of this activity and allows you to decide for yourself what happens with this data.

    Control your network

    Choose to allow or deny connections, or define a rule how to handle similar, future connection attempts. Little Snitch runs inconspicuously in the background and it can even detect network-related activity of viruses, trojans, and other malware.



    Version 4.0.2:

    Note: Now requires OS X 10.11 or later.

    Note: Version 4 is a paid upgrade from previous versions.

    Improved

    • Simplified upgrade procedure for owners of Little Snitch 3
    • Improved demo mode...
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    08:47
    Java Isn’t Always Bad or Insecure

    While discussing beaTunes in Mac Geek Gab 670, the subject of Java applications came up, so it was as good a time as any to discuss the differences between Java desktop applications and Java web applications. And that means it’s a perfect tidbit to share as a Mac Geek Gab Highlight right here. Listen, learn, and then subscribe to MGG if you want to hear tips shared like this every week!


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    08:15
    Gab, the right-wing Twitter rival, just got its app...

    Google CEO Sundar Pichai. (credit: Sam Churchill)

    When right-wing trolls and outright racists get kicked off of Twitter, they often move to Gab, a right-wing Twitter competitor. Gab was founded by Donald Trump supporter Andrew Torba, who says it's devoted to unfettered free expression online. This week, Andrew Anglin, editor of the neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer, became an active Gab user after a succession of Internet companies refused service to his website, forcing it offline. The site also hosts controversial right-wing trolls like Milo Yiannopoulos and...

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    08:12
    Apple silently kills off some colors for iPhone,...




    A variety of colors for official Apple accessories are reportedly vanishing from the company's online and retail stores, suggesting that it's phasing out some options, and/or allowing stocks to deplete before new devices arrive this fall.

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    07:45
    Small $500 device shown to brute force hack iPhone 7...




    A unique new exploit is said to take advantage of just Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus running recent firmware, utilizing a small device to brute force hack and bypass the iOS lock screen passcode of up to three handsets at a time.

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    07:36
    Remember software's dearly departed with...

    Vine. Sunrise. Google Reader. Over the years, we've seen many pieces of software thrown on the virtual garbage pile. The reasons behind their demise are numerous: Sometimes a startup is acquired, only to be have its indie darling absorbed by another,...

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    07:25
    Review: Mophie Powerstation & Anker PowerCore+...

    As soon as Apple launched the 12-inch MacBook in early 2015 with a USB-C power port instead of MagSafe, it seemed to me the writing was on the wall. I predicted then that Apple would do the same for the MacBook Pro.

    I was sad to see it go. It was a fantastic feature that has saved numerous MacBook machines from an untimely death as someone snagged their power cables.

    But USB-C does, of course, offer some compensating benefits. The ability to choose to have the power cord on either side of my MacBook Pro has proven handy on a number of occasions. But an even bigger advantage is that we can finally have easy access to additional portable power through a USB-C battery pack …

    more…

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    07:12
    Apple mulls pricey early movie rentals right after...

    Apple and Comcast are the latest names in the seemingly never-ending struggle to bring movies home faster. Bloomberg reports that the tech behemoth and telco, independently, are in talks with movie studios to offer $50 rentals roughly 17 days after t...

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    07:00
    How to watch the eclipse, regardless of where you...

    You've been hearing a lot about the eclipse, but now that it's finally almost here, do you know how you're going to view it? If you live in the contiguous US, whether you're in the area that will see a full solar eclipse or not, you have multiple opt...

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    06:55
    Movie studios may sidestep theater chains in deals...




    Movie studios looking to set up early-access rentals with companies like Apple and Comcast may reportedly push ahead with those negotiations and skip revenue sharing with theater chains, if the latter don't reduce their demands.

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    06:50
    Apple's iPhone 8 will provide Little-Known...

    Patently Apple posted a report last week titled "Gene Munster's Loup Ventures sees 'Lumentum' emerging as a Key 3D Sensing Supplier for the iPhone 8." We first reported on Lumentum back in June. The video in our report is from that initial report wherein Andre Wong, Lumentum's Director talks about next-gen sensors supporting in-air gestures and more. Today a new report surfacing talks about some of the new suppliers that are not in the iPhone 8's supply chain.

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    06:47
    Some official Apple accessory colors seemingly being...

    It appears that Apple is quietly discontinuing some color options for its own iPhone cases and other official accessories around the world.

    Japanese site Macotakara noticed a whole range of options have disappeared from both Japanese retail stores and the local online store. For example, in silicone cases for the iPhone 7, Pebble and Stone are no more; in leather, Berry and Sapphire have disappeared …

    more…

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    06:47
    Movie studios, Apple discussing ways to offer...

    Movie studios such as Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures are “pressing on” in discussions with Apple and Comcast Corp. on ways to offer digital rentals of films mere weeks after they appear in theaters, reports Bloomberg, quoting unnamed “people familiar with the matter.” Naturally, owners of theater chains aren’t happy about this.

    After months of negotiations, the two sides haven’t been able to arrive at a mutually beneficial way to create a $30 to $50 premium movie-download product, adds Bloomberg. Still, most Hollywood studios, except for Walt Disney, want to make this happen, the article adds.

    Hollywood studios typically give theaters exclusive rights to new movies for 90 days or more before issuing them on DVD or making them available for online purchase. With cinema attendance mostly stagnant and home-...

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    06:44
    LinkedIn's app can record and share video, not...

    Picture the scene: Your boss calls a snap meeting. You, being the diligent worker, whip out your phone and start recording. Your colleagues look on in bewilderment. "What are you playing at?" your boss asks sternly. "I'm recording our sesh for Linked...

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    06:38
    VueScan 9.5.82 - Scanner software with advanced...

    VueScan is a scanning program that works with most high-quality flatbed and film scanners to produce scans that have excellent color fidelity and color balance. VueScan is easy to use, and has advanced features for restoring faded colors, batch scanning and other features used by professional photographers.

    Why should you use VueScan?

    • Easy to use - just run VueScan, press Preview, adjust the cropping, then press Scan.
    • Accurate colors - uses ICC profiles and IT8 calibration.
    • Powerful - dozens of advanced options.
    • Faster workflow - can edit one image while the next image is being scanned (most scanner software won't let you work with one image while another is being scanned).
    • Simple to install - installing VueScan changes nothing on your system, installs nothing in your operating system and all other scanner software will continue to function.

    The list of supported scanners is...

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    06:34
    Apple continues to expand, is renovating two...

    According to filings with the Santa Clara County [California] Recorder’s Office, Apple is renovating two buildings near the southeast corner of Kifer Road and Uranium Drive, reports The Mercury News reports. 

    BANG Staff Photo / George Avalos Apple has leased this older industrial building in Santa Clara near the corner of Kifer Road and Uranium Drive. Apple has leased some big buildings in Santa Clara and has begun a significant reconstruction of the interiors of the structures.

    One building measures 43,000 square feet, the other 30,000 square feet. Apple confirmed the leases, but declined to say who would occupy the new property or for what purpose. The Mercury News says some industry watchers believe the company needs the space because it remains in hiring mode.

    ... | Read more »
    06:33
    Postbox 5.0.17 - Powerful and flexible email client.

    Postbox is a new email application that helps you organize your work life and get stuff done. It has all the elegance and simplicity of Apple Mail, but with more power and flexibility to manage even the most demanding workloads.

    Features

    • Ultra-Fast Search - Instantly find messages, attachments, images, links, and contacts.
    • Conversation Views - Make sense of email threads through chronological message views.
    • Better Organization - Tabs, Topics, and To-Dos help you stay organized with less effort.
    • Works Great with OS X - Postbox integrates with the Address Book, iCal, iPhoto, Spotlight, and Quick Look. Postbox even works with OmniFocus and Things!
    • Quick and Easy Setup - Postbox will automatically determine your connection settings for you!

    Postbox is available in English, German, French, Spanish (Spain), English (British), Italian, Dutch, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, and Swedish.

    ... | Read more »
    06:30
    Essential's startup advantage might come back...

    "Most companies would get a stage, and we'd have lights and music and everything else," joked Andy Rubin as he addressed a group of reporters. "But that really isn't our style." He was casually dressed in jeans and a blue T-shirt with a coffee mug in...

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    06:28
    Here are the iPhones and iPads that Don’t Support...

    Just because your iPhone or iPad can run iOS 11 doesn’t mean it supports ARKit. Check out TMO’s list of ARKit-capable devices.


    | Read more »
    06:19
    B-Eng releases File Manager Pro 1.4 for macOS

    B-Eng has announced File Manager Pro 1.4, an update to the dual panel file manager for macOS.

    The utility sports extra functions like interactive disk overview, compress/uncompress tool, and more. Users can copy/move/delete files and folders as well as compressing/decompressing files, synching directories and more. Version 1.4 introduces tag infos along with a fix for bid PGF files, as well as performance improvements.

    File Manager Pro 1.4 requires macOS 1011 or higher and costs $18.99. It’s available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/y7kwm9mf).

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    06:14
    Apple: drivers, not phones, are the cause of texting...

    Apple has urged a California state judge to toss a proposed class action alleging it puts profits over public safety by not installing lockout devices on iPhones that prevent texting while driving, saying courts have consistently held that distracted drivers are responsible for accidents, not phone manufacturers, reports Law360.

    In January, MLG Automotive Law — a Newport Beach, California-based firm concentrating on representing the legal interests of businesses and people in the automotive industry — filed a class action lawsuit against Apple, seeking to enjoin the company from selling further iPhones until it installs texting and driving safeguards. The lawsuit alleges that Apple puts profit before consumer safety....

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    06:14
    Former Uber CEO says fraud lawsuit defies common...

    Travis Kalanick says Benchmark Capital, the Uber board member suing him for fraud, pretended to be on his side and then forced him to resign as CEO while he was vulnerable due to the death of his mother. The former Uber chief has filed his response t...

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    06:09
    On strength of LTE version, Apple Watch predicted to...




    Reports from the supply chain suggest that the Apple Watch will see 15 million sales, but a suspected launch of an LTE model in the fall will push that number to 20 million in 2018.

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    06:09
    ‘DigiTimes’: Apple will ship 4.5 million Apple...

    Quoting unnamed “sources in the supply chain,” Digitimes predicts that Apple will ship 4.5 million Apple Watches in the fourth quarter,  bringing the total number of units shipping in 2017 to 15 million. The suppliers expect Watch shipments to rise an additional 5 million next year for a total of 20 million.

    As noted by Seeking Alpha, the first Apple Watch “only” shipped 5 million units in 2015, the year it was released. The Apple Watch Series 2, which was upgraded with GPS, will represent most of the sales for this year since the new model (Series 3) won’t roll out until (probably) September.

    The Series 3 will likely have cellular connectivity for the first time through an embedded SIM. Apple currently requires its...

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    06:00
    Charge your iPhone or iPad in style with this Podium...

    Today's deal in the Apple World Today Deals Shop is for an iPhone charging stand you'll want to use all the time. The $35.99 Podium-Style Charging Stand (normally $159.99) does more than just prop up your iPhone or iPad -- it rocks a huge 10,500 mAh battery pack so you can charge your devices, even when you're away from a wall outlet!

    This premium stand does it all--propping up your smartphone or tablet at an optimal viewing angle, and charging it at the same time. When not in use, it folds into a compact square you can easily slip it into your bag for maximum portability. It's available in black or a light teal blue.

    • Holds your tablet or smartphone at a perfect viewing angle
    • Folds into a compact, portable 4-inch square
    • Charges 2 devices simultaneously w/ 2 USB ports
    • Notes available charging capacity w/...
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    06:00
    News: Daily Deal: CASA USB-C 6-Port Hub

    For Friday’s iLounge Deal, we’re offering the CASA USB-C 6-Port Hub for only $79.99 — that’s 19% off the regular price. This small and sleek hub provides you with the ability to charge virtually any device, transfer files quickly, and display 4K video. Two USB-A 3.1 ports provide backward compatibility with any legacy USB devices, and the hub also packs in a USB 3.1 Type C port, HDMI port, Ethernet port, and SD card reader. Get…

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    06:00
    Essential's PH-1 strives to be more than just...

    Andy Rubin rose to fame for his role in creating Android, and even after leaving Google, he couldn't quit phones completely. Now he's back with his new company, Essential, to show the world's best phone makers how it's done. I've spent a few days pla...

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    05:54
    CleanMyMac 3.8.6 - $39.95

    CleanMyMac makes space for the things you love. Sporting a range of ingenious new features, CleanMyMac lets you safely and intelligently scan and clean your entire system, delete large, unused files, reduce the size of your iPhoto library, uninstall unneeded apps or fix the ones that started to work improperly, manage all your extensions from one place and do much more - all from one newly designed and beautifully simple interface.



    Version 3.8.6:

    Improved

    • Compatibility with 1Password and LaunchBar applications

    Fixed

    • SIP (System Integrity Protection) locations were not ignored by macOS Localizations cleanup
    • Dropbox cache got cleaned even if in the Ignore list
    • Free space did not get updated in CleanMyMac 3 menu
    • Cleaned size did not get recalculated on cleanup completion screens
    • Application uninstallation or reset did not work when using Smart Selector
    • ...
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    05:54
    A War between Movie Studios & Theaters is Likely...

    According to a new report today, movie studios are considering whether to ignore the objections of cinema chains and forge ahead with a plan to offer digital rentals of films mere weeks after they appear in theaters

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    05:41
    Hollywood Pushing for iTunes to Sell Major Films...

    Despite the objections of some cinema chains, the largest Hollywood studios are considering pushing ahead with a plan to offer digital rentals of films just weeks after they appear in theaters, according to Bloomberg.

    The report, citing people familiar with the matter, claims Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. remain in talks with potential distributors such as Apple and Comcast on ways to push ahead with the project even without theater chains.

    A deal with Apple, which reportedly could happen as soon as early next year, means iTunes could supposedly offer major films as early as 17 days after their theatrical debut for about $50, or four to six weeks from release for $30.

    That timeframe would be significantly shorter than the...

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    05:35
    AppleInsider podcast talks LTE Apple Watch, '...




    This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the almost-certainty that is an LTE-enabled Apple Watch, pricing and affordability on the "iPhone 8," Tim Cook's leadership following the events that took place in Charlottesville, Va., and CarPlay.

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    05:31
    EFF warns blocking neo-Nazi sites may threaten free...

    The EFF has criticized internet providers for blocking the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer, saying it violates the principals of free speech and could backfire. "We strongly believe that what GoDaddy, Google and Cloudflare did here was dangerous,"...

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    05:30
    Beat The Game to Launch on Steam for the Mac on Sept...

    Worm Animation says their debut title, point-and-click music adventure, Beat the Game, will launch Sept. 7 on Steam for Mac, PC, and Linux systems.

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

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

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    05:18
    Apple locking in OLED Display Supply with Samsung...

    Apple was wise to nail down a huge contract with Samsung for OLED displays and invest in new displays with LG as a second supplier for OLED displays because supply is going to be very tight for the rest of the smartphone manufacturers. A new report published today in China by a major research firm confirms that a supply shortage for the flexible displays is likely to continue for at least the next couple of years.

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    05:15
    August 2017 Apple Park drone footage shows new...

    It’s one of the final sets of drone footage of the Apple Park campus as it’s under construction, but it highlights the ever-growing landscape and offers a close-up of the uncovered Steve Jobs Theater.

    Per Matthew Roberts’ footage, the interior of the “spaceship” greenery looks to be near complete. A large portion of the heavy equipment has been removed from the site has been removed, with only one crane remaining out of the eight seen in previous videos.

    The drone footage shows what appears to be functional climate controls, complete with spinning fans.

    Apple is apparently close to completing the 20-foot tall and 165 foot in diameter glass auditorium honoring co-founder Steve Jobs, naming it the “Steve Jobs Theater”.

    The company has also installed almost 9,000 trees in its landscaping efforts, including apple, apricot, cherry, and persimmon trees dotting the landscape.

    An environmentally-friendly design was paramount to Jobs’s vision, and...

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    05:10
    BT Sport to stream its Saturday footy results show...

    Twitter has recently been the forum of choice for many weird, wannabe-viral transfer announcements, but BT will soon be taking to the social network for more serious football coverage. Just as we start digging our teeth into the new Premier League se...

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    05:01
    Self-driving truck that’s built to crash comes to...

    Tech and automotive companies have quietly been trialing autonomous trucks since 2015. Thus far, these tests (from the likes of Daimler and Uber) have been inconspicuous enough to go unnoticed by other drivers. But, a new kind of driverless truck is...

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    05:00
    Apple disables Apple Pay functionality for white...

    This is pretty significant.

    On Wednesday, Apple confirmed that the company had disabled Apple Pay functionality for websites that sell apparel and paraphernalia from white nationalists and hate groups.

    The discontinuation of service applies to garments with Nazi logos, t-shirts sporting the phrase “White Pride,” and a bumper sticker showing a car plowing into stick figure demonstrators. The move follows Saturday’s Charlottesville demonstrations, where one woman was killed by a car driven by a white nationalist. As a result, the company blocked three white nationalist sites from using Apple Pay.

    Apple has yet to provide comment for this story, although a company spokesperson referred journalists to the company’s guidelines for Apple Pay, which forbid the service’s incorporation into sites promoting hate, intolerance, and violence. Apple CEO Tim Cook sent an email to employees Wednesday night announcing donations to the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-...

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

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

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

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

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    04:45
    Default Folder X 5.1.6b3 - Enhances Open and Save...

    Default Folder X attaches a toolbar to the right side of the Open and Save dialogs in any OS X-native application. The toolbar gives you fast access to various folders and commands. You just click on the buttons to go to your favorite and recently used folders, manage the folders and files shown in the list, and make changes to your settings. It also fixes a number of problems in Open and Save dialogs, "rebounding" to the last selected file, putting the path listing back in the top menu, and correcting bugs in scrolling column views.

    Features

    • Directory assistant: You can access the contents of your recent, favorite, and open folders right from Default Folder X's toolbar.
    • Real time saving: If you're constantly saving things inside the same folder, Default Folder X can remember that folder for you.
    • Finder management: Default Folder X lets you open up or save to any Finder window...
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    04:35
    Foxconn’s U.S. plant passes second vote; WSJ...

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

    more…

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    04:31
    Apple Expected to See Strong Apple Watch Growth in...

    Yesterday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Watch 3 has Reached Final Testing Stage before Mass Production in Q4." Today sources within the upstream supply chain in Taiwan are predicting that Apple's overall smartwatch shipments are expected to rise ...

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

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

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

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

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    04:20
    Amazon Chime 4.6.5852 - Amazon-based communications...

    Amazon Chime is a communications service that transforms online meetings with a secure, easy-to-use application that you can trust. Amazon Chime works seamlessly across your devices so that you can stay connected. You can use Amazon Chime for online meetings, video conferencing, calls, chat, and to share content, both inside and outside your organization. Amazon Chime frees you to work productively from anywhere.

    Features

    • Frustration-Free Online Meetings - Make your online meetings effortless with Amazon Chime. Meetings start on time, and they’re easy to join. Meetings call you, and with a single tap or click, you can join or notify participants that you’re running late. A visual roster shows who is in the meeting and who is running late, and allows anyone to mute background noise. Amazon Chime automatically reconnects you if you get dropped. Crystal clear audio and HD video keep you focused on the discussion.
    • ...
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    04:18
    VOX 2.8.30 - Music player that supports many...

    VOX just sounds better! The beauty is in its simplicity, yet behind the minimal exterior lies a powerful music player with a ton of features and support for all audio formats you should ever need. VOX was originally developed following the principles of clarity, simplicity and versatility. Thus, the minimalistic interface incorporates both essential and unique features, which let you:

    • Listen to your music regardless of the format:
      • Play numerous lossy and lossless audio formats;
      • Export playlists in various formats (PLS, M3U, XSPF);
      • Open different playlist types including M3U, PLS, XSPF and the popular CUE format used to store CD rips;
      • Play audio files stored on NAS devices and other network drives.
    • Rule your music with ease:
      • Control the player from the main interface, Dock context menu or main menu controls;
      • Automatically search for all the missing album artwork from...
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    04:04
    Apple Watch suppliers say shipments expected to...

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

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

    more…

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    04:02
    Apple demonstrates how the iPad Pro was made for iOS...

    Apple's iPad sales were surprisingly good last quarter, but a lot of critics (including us) thought there was still no way the iPad Pro could replace a proper PC. The release of iOS 11 next month will change some minds, however. A new series of Apple...

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    04:01
    Juniper Research: 5G connections to reach 1.4...

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

    Juniper’s new research says that, to be successful, 5G fixed wireless broadband need to meet expectations in real-world scenarios to compete with fibre broadband.

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    04:00
    Kool Tools: Smart Fusion guitar

    The line of $1,399 Fusion Guitars (www.fusionguitars.com) are now available online to musicians in the U.S. Billed as "the world's most advanced electric guitar" they allow musicians to unplug, learn and create music just about anywhere.

    ° Incorporating a built-in amp, speakers and iPhone integration for access to tones, guitar effects and apps, these next generation musical instruments feature:
    ° An Apple iPhone and iPod dock with 24-bit/96kHz audio interface;

    ° A full-scale high quality maple neck with the option of rosewood or maple fingerboar;

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

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

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    03:31
    Electronic Frontier Foundations Criticizes Internet...

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

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

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

    iOS Apps/Updates

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

    macOS Apps/Updates

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

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    03:15
    Preparing for a Possible Apple “Face ID” Technology

    Leaked HomePod firmware points to a possible facial recognition feature in a future iPhone. TidBITS Security Editor Rich Mogull examines the implications and explains how you can evaluate the announcement if and when it comes.

     

    Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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    03:00
    iOS 11 Has a Feature To Temporarily Disable Touch ID

    A new feature baked into iOS 11 lets you quickly disable Touch ID, which could come in handy if you're ever in a situation where someone (a cop) might force you to unlock your device. Cult of Mac reports: To temporarily disable Touch ID, you simply press the power button quickly five times. This presents you with the "Emergency SOS" option, which you can swipe to call the emergency services. It also prevents your iPhone from being unlocked without the passcode. Until now, there were other ways to temporarily disable Touch ID, but they weren't quick and simply. You either had to restart your iPhone, let it sit idle for a few days until Touch ID was temporarily disabled by itself, or scan the wrong finger several times. The police, or any government agency, cannot force you to hand over your iPhone's passcode. However, they can force you to unlock your device with your fingerprint. That doesn't work if your fingerprint scanner has been disabled.

    ...

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    03:00
    The Morning After: Friday, August 18th 2017

    This Friday morning involves car news, more smartphones with almost too many cameras and a glimpse at Tribeca's TV festival.

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    01:32
    Google and Deezer promise to expunge racist music,...

    Google and Deezer don't want to be known as home for the hateful, racist music that Spotify started deleting earlier this week -- so both companies have pledged to follow in its footsteps. Spotify began removing racist content after Digital Music New...

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    00:02
    Microsoft's Surface app shows accessory battery...

    Microsoft's Surface ecosystem now includes a lot of Bluetooth peripherals, including the Surface Keyboard, Surface Mouse, Surface Pen, Surface Dial, Surface Arc Mouse and others. Most of those are powered by rechargeable batteries, and so far, there'...

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    Thursday August 17

    22:36
    'Galaxy Quest' Amazon TV series back on...

    Galaxy Quest, the cult movie beloved by sci-fi fans for its gentle mocking of, well, sci-fi fans, is back on track as a rebooted TV series for Amazon, THR reports. The revival was originally revealed in 2015, but plans were put on hold after the deat...

    | Read more »
    20:59
    iFFmpeg 6.4.3 - Convert multimedia files between...

    iFFmpeg is a comprehensive media tool to convert movie, audio and media files between formats. The FFmpeg command line instructions can be very hard to master/understand, so iFFmpeg does all the hard work for you. This allows you to use FFmpeg without detailed command-line knowledge.



    Version 6.4.3:

    • Added support for 32-bit PCM audio
    • Better DNxHD handling
    • Improved FFmpeg error handling
    • Added YUV420p10le pixel format (for HEVC 10bit)
    • Fixed issue selecting files with unassigned codepoints on APFS volumes
    • Fixed issue creating timestamps when merging MPEGPS
    • Now correctly handles file formats/ containers with odd stream layouts
    • Merging a lot of files now does not leak memory
    • Fixed issue when source is an Animated GIF and encoding to Webm or AVI
    • Improved FFmpeg file validation



    • OS X 10.7.3 or later
    • Working FFmpeg OS...

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    20:59
    Alfred 3.4.1 - Quick launcher for apps and more.

    Alfred is an award-winning productivity application for OS X. Alfred saves you time when you search for files online or on your Mac. Be more productive with hotkeys, keywords, and file actions at your fingertips.

    Loads of app-launching, file-searching goodness - free for you to download and use with no strings attached. Alfred is the ultimate productivity tool for your Mac. Get it and see for yourself.

    Get the Powerpack. Discover the Powerpack, a set of incredibly powerful features, built on top of the robust core of Alfred and integrated with OS X.

    • Single license: 19 pounds (GBP) for single user
    • Family license: 29 pounds (GBP) for 5 users under one roof
    • Mega Supporter: 35 pounds (GBP) Single User with Free Lifetime Upgrades

    Note: This application contains in-app and/or external module purchases.



    Version 3.4.1:

    Note:...

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    20:59
    SyncTwoFolders 2.2.4 - Syncs two user-specified...

    SyncTwoFolders simply synchronizes two folders. It supports synchronization across mounted network drives and it is a possibility to run a simulation showing in a log what will be done.

    Please visit author's website for other version (Carbon or Cocoa) and old versions (PPC, previous systems, etc.).



    Version 2.2.4:

    Note: Now requires OS X 10.9.5 or later.

    • Build with Xojo2017r2.



    • OS X 10.9.5 or later



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    20:59
    Maintenance 2.2.7 - System maintenance utility.

    Maintenance is a system maintenance and cleaning utility. It allows you to run miscellaneous tasks of system maintenance:

    • Check the status of the hard disk
    • Repair permissions
    • Run periodic scripts
    • Reset Spotlight's index
    • Rebuild the LaunchServices database
    • Delete application, font, and system cache



    Version 2.2.7:

    • Repairing permissions is possible again
    • Deleting the Internet cache improved
    • Integrates version 3.20.0 of SQLite3
    • New Simplified Chinese translation added
    • New Romanian translation added
    • Help improved, corrected, and reindexed



    • macOS 10.12 or later



    Download Now]]>

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    20:59
    Hopper Disassembler 4.2.13- - Binary disassembler,...

    Hopper Disassembler is a binary disassembler, decompiler, and debugger for 32- and 64-bit executables. It will let you disassemble any binary you want, and provide you all the information about its content, like imported symbols, or the control flow graph! Hopper can retrieve procedural information about the disassembled code like the stack variables, and lets you name all the objects you want.

    Hopper is able to transform the assembly language into a pseudo-code that is easier to understand! You can use its internal Python scripting engine to analyze binaries the way you want (this feature works only with Lion)! Starting from version 2.0, Hopper can even use GDB to debug programs!

    And, last but not least, unlike all other tools of its kind, Hopper is perfectly integrated into the OS X environment.



    Version 4.2.13-:

    • Fixes compatibility with OS X 10.9 Mavericks



    • OS X 10.9 or later...

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    20:59
    NeoOffice 2017 - Mac-tailored, OpenOffice-based...

    NeoOffice is a complete office suite for OS X. With NeoOffice, users can view, edit, and save OpenOffice documents, PDF files, and most Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents.

    NeoOffice 3.x and OpenOffice users: before you buy NeoOffice, we recommend that you click on the "NeoOffice support" link and read the list of changes.

    Improvements to NeoOffice that users will not find in OpenOffice:

    • Open Calc or Impress instead of Writer at launch using the NeoOffice > Open at Launch menu
    • OS X Versions
    • Native OS X grammar checking
    • Native OS X text highlighting
    • Native file locking support for local and networked volumes
    • OS X Services support
    • Native floating tool windows



    Version 2017:

    Note: Now requires OS X 10.12 or later.

    • Before you buy NeoOffice, please click on the "NeoOffice Support" link and read the installation...
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    20:59
    Firefox 55.0.2 - Fast, safe Web browser.

    Firefox offers a fast, safe Web browsing experience. Browse quickly, securely, and effortlessly. With its industry-leading features, Firefox is the choice of Web development professionals and casual users alike.

    The Web, as it's meant to be experienced

    Features

    • Faster than Safari. Firefox stays speedy when other browsers become sluggish.
    • More private than Chrome. Firefox respects your privacy by minimizing suggestive pop-ups.
    • Bursting with features. Tabbed browsing, developer tools, extensions -- Firefox has it all, giving you the power to explore, customize, and create like never before.



    Version 55.0.2:

    Fixed

    • Fix a regression with the popup menu
    • Fix performance regressions with WebExtension
    • Fix an issue with new installation notification for sideload add-ons
    • Fix a potential...
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    20:45
    Apple expands office space beyond its yet to be...

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

    more…

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    19:41
    Monster's headphones get their own voice...

    Monster's latest team-up isn't with another star athlete or fellow accessory-maker: it's with music platform Speak Music Inc., which is lending the company its voice assistant named Melody. Monster says the partnership will add voice control to some...

    | Read more »
    19:16
    Apple releases six new videos covering iOS 11 iPad...

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

    more…

    | Read more »
    19:01
    Apple leases additional Santa Clara office space...




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

    | Read more »
    18:16
    Latest Instagram update brings new options to reply...

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

    more…

    | Read more »
    18:16
    AI creates fictional scenes out of real-life photos

    AI's not quite ready to build photorealistic worlds on its own. But it's getting pretty close.

    | Read more »
    17:55
    Apple promotes iOS 11 for iPad in new ad series




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

    | Read more »
    17:52
    Apple Shares New Series of How To Videos Focusing on...

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

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

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

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

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

    more…

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    17:11
    ASU students live with Echo Dots while learning...

    Engineering students at Arizona State University can opt into an interesting new program meant to give students access to voice-controlled technology while they learn about it in the classroom. Students living in the campus' new engineering residence...

    | Read more »
    16:13
    ‘Quake Champions’ isn’t finished, but you can play...

    Been green with envy over your pals playing the Quake Champions closed beta? Time to stop being jealous and start working on your rocket jumping because the classic shooter's revival is moving to Steam's Early Access on August 22nd, where everyone ca...

    | Read more »
    15:59
    Apple Watch privacy, cost main concerns in Apple and...




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

    | Read more »
    15:32
    Lean back and watch the eclipse...from your Volvo

    On Monday, lots of people are going to head outside and check out the first total solar eclipse to be viewable in the contiguous US since 1979 and the first coast-to-coast one in nearly a century. But Volvo is giving its drivers another option. For t...

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    15:23
    We Are the Surveillance State

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


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    15:14
    AWT News Update: August 17, 2017

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

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

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

    ...

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

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

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    14:56
    YouTube music head says company pays higher...

    Making a living from streaming royalties is tough for music artists, and YouTube has had one of the worst reputations in the music industry for a while. Even Lyor Cohen, the current head of YouTube Music, knows that many are skeptical about the servi...

    | Read more »
    14:30
    The Wirecutter's best deals: Save $50 on Apple...

    This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affiliate commissions that support their work. Read their c...

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

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


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    14:01
    Voting machine supplier exposes 1.8 million voter...

    Cybersecurity firm UpGuard has discovered that personal information from over 1.8 million Chicago residents was unintentionally exposed by voting machine supplier Election Systems & Software (ES&S). The backup files of voter data were found o...

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

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

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

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

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

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    13:39
    Skype’s new look arrives on the desktop in preview...

    Skype is making a preview version of its new desktop design available for users to try out. Available today, Mac and non-Windows 10 PC users can download Skype Preview and see the new features that are in the works.

    | Read more »
    13:38
    iOS 11 iPad Multitasking Explained

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


    | Read more »
    13:21
    Facebook demotes video clickbait posts to improve...

    In a bid to promote "authentic communication," Facebook will now demote clickbait stories that present static images as video along with images with fake playback buttons in them. While the former practice just ends up confusing users, the latter act...

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




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

    | Read more »
    12:45
    iOS 11 Emergency SOS Can Also Disable Touch ID

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


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    12:41
    Gibson appoints Slash as Global Brand Ambassador

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

    Cheers, Slash.

    ∞ Read this on The Loop

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

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

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

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

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


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

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




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

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    12:19
    Blockchain.info Launches Online Ethereum Wallet

    Users will find new tabs for Bitcoin and Ether  on the online wallet, whether or not they have Ether or have generated Ethereum addresses.


    | Read more »
    12:14
    Comcast brings Xfinity Mobile nationwide, iPhone...




    Four months after a limited initial launch, Comcast on Thursday expanded its Xfinity Mobile service to all Xfinity internet customers across the U.S., with some other limitations in tow -- most notably that people buy or rent a new phone.

    | Read more »
    12:06
    Apple Pay, PayPal Drop Transaction Support for Hate-...

    If you’re planning on buying white supremacist apparel online it won’t be as easy because websites that promote hate and racism are being blocked from accepting Apple Pay and PayPal. Both Apple and PayPal made the move following racist rioting in Charlottesville, Virginia where a woman and two police officers were killed.


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

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

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

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

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

    All...

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    11:56
    Hands-on: Samsung T5 external SSD – a worthy, faster...

    Samsung just released the follow-up to its T3 line of portable, external SSDs. Sticking with the same nomenclature of the previous T1 and T3 drives, Samsung’s new T5 external SSDs include USB 3.1 Gen 2 support, making it the fastest T-series drive yet. With an included USB-C to USB-C cable, the T5 makes a great companion for recent MacBooks or MacBook Pros, or even the newest iMac models.

    If you edit videos, photos, or just need a small and compact external storage solution, then Samsung’s diminutive T5 drive may be a worthy solution. It provides speeds that are normally associated with internal SATA SSDs in a compact, external form factor. Have a look at our hands-on video walkthrough inside for more details....

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    11:29
    Apple disables Apple Pay for Web sites selling Nazi...

    On Wednesday, Apple confirmed to BuzzFeed News that it had disabled Apple Pay support for a handful of websites that sold sweaters with Nazi logos, T-shirts emblazoned with the phrase “White Pride,” and a bumper sticker showing a car plowing into stick figure demonstrators. Following Saturday’s Charlottesville demonstrations, where one woman was killed by a car driven by a white nationalist, the iPhone-maker blocked three white nationalist sites from using Apple Pay.

    Good.

    ∞ Read this on The Loop

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    11:29
    ATailorBird Laptop Sleeve: Perfect for the 13-inch...

    Cat stalking ATailorBird 13-inch Laptop Sleeve. Photo ©2017, Steven Sande

    Spent all of your money on that nice, new 13- (or 15-) inch MacBook Pro and now you're looking for inexpensive protection for it? Look no further than this denim fabric laptop sleeve from ATailorBird (available from Amazon for just $14.99 -- affiliate link will compensate Apple World Today). 

    The slim design of the sleeve is classic, providing just enough protection for your MacBook Pro with padded sides and a fabric lining, and supplying a side zipped pocket to store the power adapter, cables, pens and of course all of those USB-C dongles you need...

    The outside zipped pocket of the ATailorBird laptop sleeve

    The outside is made of a soft denim fabric in a grayish-tan color that doesn't attract attention to itself. The zippers practically disappear, yet are easily opened with amply-...

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    11:27
    Skype Preview for Mac rolling out with mentions,...

    Microsoft has begun rolling out a new preview of Skype to its desktop users. Skype Preview brings a number of small enhancements to the video calling app with improvements for both chats and group calling.

    more…

    | Read more »
    11:27
    YouTube TV adds 14 more cities, now available in 29...

    Last month saw YouTube TV expand to 10 more markets around the U.S. Today, the $35 per month cord cutting service is launching in an additional 14 locations, with Google’s cable competitor now available for residents of 29 areas around the country.

    more…

    | Read more »
    11:14
    Encryption key for iPhone 5s Touch ID exposed, opens...




    Just prior to a hacker's conference, a participant has revealed that the iPhone 5s Secure Enclave has been hacked, and the decryption key for it has been revealed. However, at present, there is nothing for iPhone users immediately worry about.

    | Read more »
    11:00
    In Defense of the Popular Framework Electron

    Electron, a popular framework that allows developers to write code once and seamlessly deploy it across multiple platforms, has been a topic of conversation lately among developers and users alike. Many have criticised Electron-powered apps to be "too memory intensive." A developer, who admittedly uses a high-end computer, shares his perspective: I can speak for myself when I say Electron runs like a dream. On a typical day, I'll have about three Atom windows open, a multi-team Slack up and running, as well as actively using and debugging my own Electron-based app Standard Notes. [...] So, how does it feel to run this bloat train of death every day? Well, it feels like nothing. I don't notice it. My laptop doesn't get hot. I don't hear the fan. I experience no lags in any application. [...] But aside from how it makes end-users feel, there is an arguably more important perspective to be had: how it makes software companies feel. For context, the project I work in is an open-source...

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    10:51
    Inside iOS 11: New security feature allows users to...




    The latest beta release of iOS 11 includes a new security feature, with a few button presses making it impossible to unlock your phone with Touch ID, as well as giving a quick option to dial 911. Here's how to use it.

    | Read more »
    10:47
    Alfred 3.4.1 - Quick launcher for apps and more.

    Alfred is an award-winning productivity application for OS X. Alfred saves you time when you search for files online or on your Mac. Be more productive with hotkeys, keywords, and file actions at your fingertips.

    Loads of app-launching, file-searching goodness - free for you to download and use with no strings attached. Alfred is the ultimate productivity tool for your Mac. Get it and see for yourself.

    Get the Powerpack. Discover the Powerpack, a set of incredibly powerful features, built on top of the robust core of Alfred and integrated with OS X.

    • Single license: 19 pounds (GBP) for single user
    • Family license: 29 pounds (GBP) for 5 users under one roof
    • Mega Supporter: 35 pounds (GBP) Single User with Free Lifetime Upgrades

    Note: This application contains in-app and/or external module purchases.



    Version 3.4.1:

    Note:...

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    10:44
    Uber wins U.S. court appeal in price-fixing case

    Uber Technologies Inc on Thursday won a victory in its effort to keep unhappy customers from suing in court, persuading a federal appeals court to send a Connecticut passenger’s price-fixing case against the ride-service company into arbitration.

    Meyer accused Uber and Kalanick of conspiring with drivers, whose earnings are shared with Uber, to charge “surge pricing” fares during peak demand periods.

    It’s supply and demand. If he didn’t read the agreement when he signed up, that’s on him, not Uber. People will sue for any reason.

    ∞ Read this on The Loop

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    10:41
    Maintenance 2.2.7 - System maintenance utility.

    Maintenance is a system maintenance and cleaning utility. It allows you to run miscellaneous tasks of system maintenance:

    • Check the status of the hard disk
    • Repair permissions
    • Run periodic scripts
    • Reset Spotlight's index
    • Rebuild the LaunchServices database
    • Delete application, font, and system cache



    Version 2.2.7:

    • Repairing permissions is possible again
    • Deleting the Internet cache improved
    • Integrates version 3.20.0 of SQLite3
    • New Simplified Chinese translation added
    • New Romanian translation added
    • Help improved, corrected, and reindexed



    • macOS 10.12 or later



    Download Now]]>

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    10:34
    No Apple Pay for Hate Sites, the Growing...

    Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on hate-related websites being blocked from accepting Apple Pay, plus Bryan voices his concerns over how we’re participating in the surveillance state.


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    10:05
    External Link: Apple CEO Tim Cook Speaks Out about...

    In an email to all Apple employees, CEO Tim Cook decried the “tragic and repulsive” events in Charlottesville, saying “We must not witness or permit such hate and bigotry in our country, and we must be unequivocal about it. This is not about the left or the right, conservative or liberal. It is about human decency and morality.” He also announced that Apple would be making $1 million donations to the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League. As someone who grew up in the South and once confronted the Ku Klux Klan during a cross burning, Cook finds events like these deeply troubling, but he closed with, “These have been dark days, but I remain as optimistic as ever that the future is bright. Apple can and will play an important role in bringing about positive change.”

     

    Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed,...

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    09:56
    Report: Apple Watch Series 3 enters final testing...

    Taiwanese-based Quanta Computer, an integral part of Apple’s supply chain as a maker of MacBooks and the Apple Watch, is ramping up to begin producing the Apple Watch Series 3, according to Chinese news outlet Economic Daily. Expected to launch later this year, the report notes that Quanta has entered the final testing phase for the Apple Watch Series 3 and is on the cusp of mass production.
    more…

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    09:55
    New feature in iOS 11 quickly and temporarily...

    Enlarge (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

    Apple is slated to release iOS 11 to all users this fall, but with the public beta available for anyone to try, some previously unannounced features have been discovered. According to a report from The Verge, a feature in the updated operating system allows users to easily change settings so your fingers can't unlock your iPhone using Touch ID. Pressing the power button on an iPhone rapidly five times will bring up an emergency screen, allowing you to either call 911 services or enter a passcode to enable Touch ID. Until you...

    | Read more »
    09:50
    NeoOffice 2017 - Mac-tailored, OpenOffice-based...

    NeoOffice is a complete office suite for OS X. With NeoOffice, users can view, edit, and save OpenOffice documents, PDF files, and most Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents.

    NeoOffice 3.x and OpenOffice users: before you buy NeoOffice, we recommend that you click on the "NeoOffice support" link and read the list of changes.

    Improvements to NeoOffice that users will not find in OpenOffice:

    • Open Calc or Impress instead of Writer at launch using the NeoOffice > Open at Launch menu
    • OS X Versions
    • Native OS X grammar checking
    • Native OS X text highlighting
    • Native file locking support for local and networked volumes
    • OS X Services support
    • Native floating tool windows



    Version 2017:

    Note: Now requires OS X 10.12 or later.

    • Before you buy NeoOffice, please click on the "NeoOffice Support" link and read the installation...
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    09:37
    100+ new features in macOS High Sierra

    There are several features I’m really looking forward to. Do you have a favourite?

    ∞ Read this on The Loop

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    09:31
    9to5Toys Lunch Break: Bose QuietComfort Wireless...

    Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications. more…

    | Read more »
    09:31
    Read Apple CEO Tim Cook’s email To employees about...

    I don’t usually care what most CEOs have to say about social issues but Tim Cook is not shy about wading in to some of these issues.

    ∞ Read this on The Loop

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    09:25
    Public enemy

    I guarantee this will be the funniest thing you read about Martin Shkreli all year.

    ∞ Read this on The Loop

    | Read more »
    09:22
    How to SAFELY Test Apple’s Public Betas

    Before you install any beta OS on any device—a procedure Dr. Mac describe as similar to performing brain surgery on your Mac—here’s his advice on testing pre-release (beta) operating systems safely and sanely.


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    09:15
    20 Apple TV games you should absolutely play

    Game on!

    Image by IDG

    You may not have a PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or Nintendo Switch in your house, but if you have the current-gen Apple TV hooked up to your screen, then you really do have a game console ready and waiting to entertain. Just as the Apple TV runs an array of apps, it also offers a pretty sizable selection of games—some of which are even free.

    To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

    | Read more »
    09:14
    SyncTwoFolders 2.2.4 - Syncs two user-specified...

    SyncTwoFolders simply synchronizes two folders. It supports synchronization across mounted network drives and it is a possibility to run a simulation showing in a log what will be done.

    Please visit author's website for other version (Carbon or Cocoa) and old versions (PPC, previous systems, etc.).



    Version 2.2.4:

    Note: Now requires OS X 10.9.5 or later.

    • Build with Xojo2017r2.



    • OS X 10.9.5 or later



    Download Now]]>

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    09:14
    Beat The Game coming to the Mac on Sept. 27

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

    read more

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    09:13
    Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile wireless plans arrive...

    Following a soft launch in select markets, Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile unlimited wireless plans are now open to all users across the US.

    more…

    | Read more »
    09:12
    CASA USB-C 6-Port Hub:

    Check out the CASA USB-C 6-Port Hub with two USB 3.1 Type-A ports, a USB 3.1 Type-C port, plus HDMI, ethernet, and SD card reader. It’s US$79.99 through us.


    | Read more »
    09:07
    Lawsuit over Apple store workers’ unpaid time may be...

    A class action suit over Apple store workers' unpaid time spent in bag checks may soon be headed to the California Supreme Court, reports AppleInsider. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals the state's Supreme Court to decide whether bag checks are "compensable as 'hours worked' within the meaning of California Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Order No. 7," even when people could technically avoid the checks by leaving purses, backpacks, and other bags at home.

    "As a practical matter, many persons routinely carry bags, purses, and satchels to work, for all sorts of reasons," the court noted. "Although not 'required' in a strict, formal sense, many employees may feel that they have little true choice when it comes to the search policy, especially given that the policy applies day in and day out. Because we have little...

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    Quanta pegged as supplier for Apple Watch '...




    With the rumor mill starting to churn in advance of Apple's expected September release event, a new report cites manufacturer Quanta as the manufacturer of the device -- with shipments starting sometime before Christmas.

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    08:53
    Lawsuit over Apple retail workers' unpaid bag...




    A class action suit over Apple store workers' unpaid time spent in bag checks may soon be headed to the California Supreme Court, after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals appealed to the institution for guidance.

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

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

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

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

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    Tim Cook on Trump’s Charlottesville Response: Hate...

    Apple CEO Tim Cook is taking a strong stance on the recent Nazi and white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, and Donald Trump’s response, saying “Hate is a cancer.”


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    08:11
    Nearly complete: Latest Apple Park drone footage

    We've been highlighting 4K drone videos from Matthew Roberts (Maverick Media) since the early days of construction at the Apple Park campus. Now that construction is about to wrap up, we're most likely seeing the last of these videos...although we hope there's at least one more. In today's flyover, Roberts shows us the completed building with most landscaping in place, the uncovered Steve Jobs Theater, and more.

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    Review: Nuvyyo Tablo Dual 64GB Over-the-Air...

    We were pretty impressed with Nuvyyo's original Tablo OTA DVR when we looked at it last year — a simple "black box" capable of providing an over-the-air HD television signal wirelessly to an Apple TV, iPhone, or iPad. However, one of the key limitations of the first-generation Tablo was that unless you supplied your own hard drive, you were limited to using the device as a live tuner, without even providing features like the ability to pause live television. Nuvyyo has clearly seen the need to provide a more full-featured solution with this year's release of the Tablo Dual, an improvement on last year's model that reduces the footprint while also adding 64GB of internal storage, which the company promises is sufficient for recording up to 40 hours of live television. {/exp:char_limit}
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    How to photograph the eclipse with your iPhone (and...

    A total solar eclipse – the entire sun blocked by the passage of the moon – is one of the most awe-inspiring natural events you can experience. I travelled to Germany to view one in 1999, and I remember it vividly today. The light getting gradually dimmer and dimmer, a deep twilight and then the sudden and dramatic transition into total darkness.

    Monday will see America’s first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in almost a century. You need to be in quite a narrow band of the U.S. to experience the totality (see map below), but you can experience a partial eclipse from anywhere in the country …

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    McDonald's uses 'iPhone 8' render to...




    McDonald's Australia is using a render of Apple's upcoming "iPhone 8" in an email promoting the company's "mymacca's" iPhone app, various social media posts noted on Thursday.

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    07:11
    News: Despite cellular capabilities, next-gen Apple...

    Although several recent reports have suggested that the next-generation Apple Watch will be adding cellular capabilities, a new note from reputable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo indicates that it’s unlikely that the new device will support direct cellular phone calls as Apple’s priority will be to improve the “user experience of data transmission.” Kuo’s note, however, suggests that support for traditional phone…

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    Asteroid: Space Defense space shooter blasts onto...

    FreneticGamez has launched Asteroid: Space Defense 1.0 for the Mac. It’s a retro arcade space shooter in which you control your space ship to avoid asteroids and other enemies in this retro shooter. 

    Collect stars to buy new ships and upgrades and try to survive wave after wave. The game consists of 80 waves. Players are faced with different asteroids size, dealing with shooting and chasing enemies, and more.

    Asteroid: Space Defense 1.0 requires macOS 10.7 or later. It costs $1.99 and is available at the Mac App Store.

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    AT&T offers new DirecTV Now customers a free...

    AT&T's offered plenty of goodies to entice customers into subscribing to DirecTV Now in the past. But, if a year's worth of HBO or a free Roku box wasn't enough to lure you in, maybe you'll take a liking to the carrier's latest deal. As of Wednes...

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    Asteroid: Space Defense blasts onto the Mac

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    06:38
    Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak Joins Mojiit as an...

    Apple co-founder Steve "Woz" Wozniak has joined hologram emoji startup Mojiit as an advisor. He’ll help assemble an engineering team, in addition to bringing investors and partnerships to the newly launched startup. 

    Wozniak will also serve as mentor to Mojiit founder Jeremy Greene. Prior to launching Mojiit, Greene was co-founder of the social network app, PingTank, which was created in 2014. 

    Mojiit is one of the first in the industry to enable users to project and share 3D hologram emojis via smartphones. It includes a range of popular emoji styles that can be illuminated and shared with friends. In addition to consumer use, businesses of all kinds can tap into hologram emojis with Mojiit's technology.

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    06:36
    Irish finance minister decries EU's demand for...




    In a German interview this week, Ireland's finance minister attacked the European Commission's ruling calling for the collection of $15 billion in back taxes (plus interest) from Apple, saying it was both unjustified and outside Ireland's responsibility.

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    06:32
    Survey: Nearly half of Americans delete apps without...

    Helpshift, a customer support industry firm, has announced the results of a survey conducted by Radius Global Market Research June 12-13, among adults ages 18-plus that explored Americans’ feelings about email, messaging and proactive customer support.

    More than three-quarters of Americans (81%) use mobile apps—to check social media (66%), read the news (44%), play games (44%), order food (35%) and handle work-related tasks (22%). However, the vast majority of mobile app users (69%) report having problems with apps—27% on a daily or weekly basis.

    Apps that don’t provide good customer support are more at risk of being deleted or ignored: nearly half (47%) of app users say they just delete apps that are frustrating and don’t provide any customer support. Others will: give the app a bad review (24%), trash the app to friends (19%); and complain about the app on social media (18%).

    What’s more, the Helpshift survey shows that app users don’t want to have to exit...

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    06:24
    McDonald’s promo teases unofficial iPhone 8 design...

    McDonald’s is getting some attention today for using an iPhone 8 mockup to display screenshots of the company’s mobile app in a new promo email being sent to customers in Australia. The ad is using an unofficial rendering based on leaks and comes ahead of an official unveiling of the device by Apple expected next month.

    more…

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    06:16
    Cargo VPN is new private, secure VPN proxy

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

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

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    06:07
    iOS: How to Duplicate a Live Photo as a Still One

    In Photos under iOS, you can easily duplicate a Live Image as a still one. So if you’d like to preserve the extra info in your live shot while creating a still version, you can!


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    06:02
    CoreOS Tectonic Platform Aims to Free the Cloud


    CoreOS has announced the general availability of the Kubernetes container management Tectonic platform on Microsoft's Azure cloud. The Tectonic platform enables enterprises to run Kubernetes on a single platform across various cloud and bare metal environments. Prior to this release, the Tectonic platform was available on AWS and bare metal servers. Tectonic 1.7 delivers on CoreOS' vision to bring freedom and portability to the cloud. It enables enterprises to use a single platform to manage modern infrastructure in their hybrid environments.

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    06:01
    Steve Jobs Theater given closeup in latest Apple...




    One of the last sets of drone footage while Apple Park is still under construction highlights the ever-growing landscaping taking place, and a close-up of the uncovered Steve Jobs Theater.

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    06:00
    News: Daily Deal: iKlips Wizard Storage Expanding...

    For Thursday’s iLounge Deal, we’re offering the iKlips Wizard Storage Expanding Card Reader for only $59 — that’s 14% off the regular price. This flexible, on-the-go file sharing solution is a three-in-one Lightning, microSD, and USB 3.1 interface that allows you to easily share files between iOS, Android, Mac, and PC devices. The durable braided leather flat cable means you can simultaneously connect your computer, iKlips, and…

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