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Wednesday December 7

10:48
New MacBook Pros plagued by complaints about battery...

There’s something strange happening with the new MacBook Pros.

Some buyers of the recently released 13- and 15-inch Touch Bar-equipped models are reporting problems with their laptops’ GPUs and batteries. The complaints, which have popped up in recent weeks on forums like MacRumors, Reddit, and Apple Support, mention crashes, red and green flashes, boot-up glitches, screen tearing, flickering—you name it, weird things are happening to Pro displays, as you can see in these videos rounded up by 9to5Mac. Some users report issues when using Adobe apps, others have had graphics troubles when syncing images in Apple’s own Photos app.

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10:38
Deals: $30-$150 off iPad Pros; 13" MacBook Air...




Shoppers this week can snap up instant savings plus free expedited shipping and no tax outside NY on iPad Pros and MacBooks (with savings of up to $150). First-gen Apple Watch Sport models are also marked down starting at $199 and select Late 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar systems are in stock and ready to ship.

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10:36
Apple adds ability to schedule third-party service...




Apple has recently made changes to its service scheduling process, and is now allowing users to make appointments with certified third parties and the remaining Apple Specialists for repair and support.

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10:27
Apple releases seventh beta of upcoming iOS 10.2...

Apple has released the seventh beta of an upcoming iOS 10.2 update to developers and public beta testers. For developers, the beta update can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

Non-developers can sign up for the public beta program https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/ . The public beta program is free, but remember: beta software is unfinished software so use with care.

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10:21
Matrox announces update for the Monarch LCS

Matrox Video has announced a firmware update for the H.264 based Matrox Monarch LCS lecture capture appliance (http://tinyurl.com/hgflzpn). Through the new scheduler function, the Monarch LCS can now be set to start automatically before an event (e.g. lectures, corporate presentations, religious services) without any human intervention required.

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10:21
T-Mobile's New 'Digits' Service Lets...

T-Mobile is famous for uncoupling device costs from mobile service plans through its "Uncarrier" initiatives, a move that changed the entire smartphone industry, and now the company is aiming to do the same thing with phone numbers.

T-Mobile's newly announced "Digits" service lets customers use their phone number across multiple devices, including smartphones, tablets, wearables, and PCs, while also allowing multiple phone numbers to be used on a single device.

Many people have separate phone numbers for work and personal use, and the Digits service, which is a souped-up blend of AT&T's NumberSync and Google Voice, puts both numbers on one smartphone. And then those numbers can be used on any device a customer owns, even if it's not on the T-Mobile network.

"Simply put, DIGITS is breakthrough technology that won't be replicated any time soon," said Mike Sievert, Chief Operating Officer of T-Mobile. "...

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10:17
Apple seeds seventh public & developer betas of...




Apple on Wednesday issued a seventh beta of iOS 10.2 to developers and the public, a mere two days after releasing the sixth one.

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10:14
News: Apple releases seventh beta of iOS 10.2 to...

Only two days after a sixth iOS 10.2 beta was released to developers, Apple has now released a seventh beta for the upcoming iOS version today. The latest beta, with a build number of 14C92, actually comes in as a 1.98GB OTA update, unlike prior beta updates that were generally under 100MB; the larger size points to the possibility that this latest beta may be a final “GM” release leading to an impending general release of iOS 10.2 to…

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10:11
November’s Apple App Store sales were the highest...

In a tweet, Apple’s, Phil Schiller, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Marketing Philip Schiller claims November was a “record breaker” for the Apple App Store with the highest monthly sales ever.

App Store revenues aren't broken out by the company. However, growth in Apple's Services segment, which the App Store is a component of, has increased on year-term bases by 24% and 19% in quarter four and quarter three, respectively. It’s gradually becoming a major contributor of sales among overall revenue mix.

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10:07
TunnelBear 3.0.8 - Subscription-based private...

TunnelBear is a subscription-based virtual private network (VPN) service and companion app, enabling you to browse the internet privately and securely.

Features

  • Browse privately - Secure your data and hide your IP address behind a bear.
  • Experience the Internet as if you’re in another country - A TunnelBear can "tunnel" you around censorship and blocked sites to another country of your choosing.
  • Zap creepy trackers - Block the website trackers (ads, analytics, scripts, social buttons) that track everything you and your family do online.
  • A TunnelBear is really, really simple - On. Off. On. Off. You get the idea.
  • TunnelBear comes in three subscription tiers:
    • Little: 500 MB per month; free
    • Giant: unlimited; $6.99/month
    • Grizzly: unlimited; $49.99/year

See...

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10:00
Best of 2016

Congratulations to the developers featured in the App Store Best of 2016. This showcase honors the year’s most innovative apps and games on the App Store, and celebrates the amazing app experiences that developers have created for Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. See all the featured apps.

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10:00
Best of 2016

Congratulations to the developers featured in the App Store Best of 2016. This showcase honors the year’s most innovative apps and games on the App Store, and celebrates the amazing app experiences that developers have created for Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. See all the featured apps.

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10:00
iOS 10.2 beta 7 (14C92) Now Available

iOS 10.2 beta 7 (14C92) Now Available

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10:00
iOS 10.2 beta 7 (14C92) Now Available

iOS 10.2 beta 7 (14C92) Now Available

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09:54
The Jony Ive computer Apple didn’t include in its...

It’s understandable the reasons behind the decision but it certainly can be argued it should have been included.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:53
Apple releases iOS 10.2 beta 7 for developer +...

Apple has released the seventh developer and public beta version of iOS 10.2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch — the second developer and public  beta this week. iOS 10.2 includes several upcoming features like new Unicode 9.0 emoji, three new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus wallpapers, a new TV app, additional camera features, new Messages screen effects, and more.

more…

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09:52
Apple Seeds Seventh Beta of iOS 10.2 to Developers...

Apple today seeded the seventh beta of an upcoming iOS 10.2 update to developers and public beta testers, two days after seeding the sixth beta of iOS 10.2 and more than a month after releasing iOS 10.1, the first major update to iOS 10.

Registered developers can download the seventh beta of iOS 10.2 from the Apple Developer Center or over-the-air with the proper configuration profile installed.

iOS 10.2 introduces new emoji, such as clown face, drooling face, selfie, face palm, fox face, owl, shark, butterfly, avocado, pancakes, croissant, and more.

There are dozens of new Unicode 9 emoji, plus several profession emoji available in both male and female genders...

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09:49
Fitbit Buys Software Assets From Smartwatch Startup...

This has been predicted for a long time so it comes as no real surprise. The market is dominated by Fitbit and Apple and, while it was a darling of the Kickstarter and early adopter tech crowd, the Pebble never really had much mainstream success.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:39
Great Gifts for Groovy Geeks: 2016 Edition

It’s that time again and, as always, Dr. Mac has discovered a bevy of superb-yet-inexpensive tech gifts guaranteed to bring big smiles to the faces of the geeks you love.


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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker $...

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Fitbit’s Alta Fitness Tracker w/ iPhone notifications drops back down to Black Friday pricing:...

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09:01
Pandora Premium music service unveiled

Just over a year after acquiring the scraps of Rdio, Pandora has revealed Premium, its take on an on-demand music streaming service, designed to compete against the likes of Spotify and Apple Music. Just like every other $10-a-month music streaming service, Pandora Premium will offer users an extensive library featuring millions of songs available on-demand, ad-free streaming, and the ability to save your music offline.

Where Premium separates itself from the Spotifys of the world is personalization. Pandora’s smart playlists will allow users to automatically add similar songs to a playlist at the tap of a button. Premium also features personalized search, which will give different users different results based on their listening history. The browse section is tailored to your tastes, including the new release section.

I’ve been a customer of Pandora for quite some time and love it—they have the best algorithmic radio stations in the industry. With Premium, they are...

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09:00
MJHS celebrates nearly 110 years of care and...

Today’s post was written by Stuart Geller, vice president of information services at MJHS Health System (MJHS).

Since “The Four Brooklyn Ladies” founded the MJHS Health System (MJHS) in 1907, we have grown into one of the largest not-for-profit health systems in greater New York. One of my challenges is to ensure that the values of a nearly 110-year-old healthcare provider are reflected in the 21st-century technology we use. With Microsoft Office 365 cloud-based business tools, our employees work productively in today’s digital world, while preserving the innovative, culturally sensitive healthcare services that are part of our history.

Before we settled on Exchange in the cloud, we used another product as our on-premises messaging and collaboration platform. This system had significant email reliability issues and storage limitations. We needed cloud-based business productivity tools that aligned themselves with the highly-regulated healthcare...

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09:00
4 things about hosting virtual meetings you can...

With more than a billion views, TED Talks are clearly doing something right. So, what is it that makes them such a success? Here are four tried and true techniques that some of the most viewed TED Talks have in common.

  1. They’re the right length—While there are talks up to 60 minutes, the average and most well-known length is 18 minutes or fewer, as reported by Forbes. When facing pushback on this length, TED Talks founder Chris Anderson often guides speakers to fit within the time limit by quoting President Woodrow Wilson (according to Forbes): “If it’s a 10-minute speech, it takes me all of two weeks to prepare it; if it’s a half-hour speech, it takes me a week; if I can talk as long as I want to, it requires no preparation at all. I...
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08:59
News: Apple makes its picks for best iPhone, iPad...

Apple has revealed its “Best of 2016” picks for the apps, movies, TV shows and books sold in its App Stores and iTunes. The company chose the photo editing app Prisma as its iPhone App of the Year (as did we), calling the app’s ability to turn photos into works of art “almost too cool for words.” MSQRD, with its live photo and video filters, took the runner-up spot. Clash Royale was named iPhone Game of the Year, followed…

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08:56
Apple Music tops 20 Million Users

Apple Music just topped 20 million subscribers, only three months after hitting the 17 million mark. That’s a 15% increase, but Apple wants to see even more growth.


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08:55
∞ Counterpoint to Jim’s issues with Apple Music

If you have not yet read it, take a few minutes to read Jim Dalrymple’s heartfelt critique of Apple Music, iTunes Match, and Apple’s embrace of Hip-Hop.

I do agree with a lot of Jim’s thesis, especially his points about iTunes Match and Apple exclusives. Rock and metal seem to have become second class citizens there.

That said, I have become more and more a fan of the overall Apple Music experience, warts and all. I love being able to share music with my kids via our family plan. There’s hardly a song I can think of that I can’t find on Apple Music. My kids share what they love, which keeps me up on newer music, and I get to share the roots music that informed and influenced the music they love.

I...

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08:52
∞ Phil Schiller says November all-time App Store...

Phil Schiller’s tweet:

November 2016 was a record breaker for the #AppStore – the highest monthly sales ever in App Store history!

No matter the ebbs and flows of iPhone and iPad sales, the ecosystem continues to grow steadily.

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08:49
Apple Believes MacBook Pro Graphics Issues May Be...

Last week, we reported an increasing number of early adopters experiencing concerning graphics issues on the new MacBook Pro.

All late 2016 MacBook Pro models appear to be affected, including standard 13-inch and 15-inch configurations with AMD Radeon Pro 450 or AMD Radeon Pro 455 graphics, but the issues appear to be most prevalent on the high-end 15-inch model with built-to-order AMD Radeon Pro 460 graphics.

15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar exhibiting graphics issues (jscooper22)

User complaints have continued to surface over the past five days, with new videos emerging showing the usual symptoms, ranging from brightly colored flickering and full-screen...

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08:47
Fitbit scoops up rival fitness tracker maker Pebble

Fitbit, the maker of popular fitness trackers, has acquired assets owned by rival Pebble, including key employees and intellectual property related to software and firmware development.

The deal, which was reported last week, closed on Tuesday, Fitbit announced on Wednesday. Amid slumping sales in the overall smartwatch market, Fitbit was interested in the PebbleOS, which has a large number of apps running on it and can be paired with both Apple’s iOS and Android.

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08:43
Media takes ‘Center Stage’ in Twitterrific 5.16

I don’t use Twitter in such a way to make this Center Stage feature attractive to me but if you are looking for a different way to view your tweets, Twitterific is a great, free (with in-app purchases) Twitter client.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:41
Apple's single sign-on for Apple TV and iOS is...

When Apple rolled out tvOS 10 in September we couldn’t help but notice that single sign-on—a feature that lets you enter your cable provider details once and then use them across multiple apps—didn’t make the cut. Apple promised that the new feature would land on Apple TV in December, and recently the company made good on its word.

As first noticed by MacRumors, single sign-on is now available on the fourth-generation Apple TV and iOS 10 devices. The feature is only available for U.S. users, which is where the bulk of cable provider hassles exist anyway. At launch, only 10 cable providers support single...

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08:38
What makes a good alarm clock sound?

I use an app called “Rise Alarm Clock“. It has a lovely alarm sound called “Camping Trip” I use to gently wake up to. What alarm clock sounds do you use?

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:36
New research data shows iPhone at top of sales...




New research data shows that Apple's iOS saw a significant sales percentage boost with the release of the iPhone 7 family, with year-over-year sales growth in a three-month measurement period ending in October.

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08:29
News: Apple acknowledges Apple Music now includes ‘...

Apple has quietly made a change to its Apple Music Membership FAQ, explaining that Apple Music members no longer need to subscribe separately to iTunes Match. The FAQ appears to have been updated within the last three to four weeks, and unequivocally states that users who subscribe to Apple Music do not need to also subscribe to iTunes Match, as “Apple Music includes all the benefits of iTunes Match to make all of your music available on all…

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08:16
November set App Store's 'highest monthly...




Last month saw the App Store achieve a new monthly sales record, Apple's senior VP of worldwide marketing said on Wednesday.

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08:10
The Week in Mac Accessories: Hellacious hubs

New goodies for your Mac

This week’s roundup of accessories includes several new devices that provide every port your Mac will ever need. Read on!

OWC

The most notable feature on this Thunderbolt 3 Dock ($279 MSRP) is that it has 13 different ports. “Drive two 4K displays, connect and charge up to six USB devices, work with legacy FireWire storage, enjoy pristine audio, wired networks, and read SD cards, all at twice the speed of Thunderbolt 2 and all through a single cable.” The device ships in February 2017.

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

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08:02
News: Apple Music tops 20 million subscribers

Apple Music has passed the 20 million subscriber mark a year and a half after its launch, Billboard reports. Apple SVP of Internet Software and Products Eddy Cue said 60 percent of those subscribers haven’t bought music from iTunes in the last year, signaling a new era where streaming is becoming the new normal. Cue said offering exclusives is a big part of that, with the company giving a particular push to hip-hop acts that he felt were “underrepresented…

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07:49
DigiTimes Research: Apple will ship 10.9 million...

According to DigiTimes Research, 51.29 million tablets will ship globally in the fourth quarter of 2016, increasing 7.3% on quarter but decreasing 21.5% on year. Apple will ship 10.9 million iPads, up 17.2% sequentially, according to the research group.

Seven-inch models will account for 31.4% of shipments, 7.9-inch 14.3%, 8.0- to 8.9-inch 11.6%, 9.0- to 9.9-inch 20.3%, 10.0- to 10.9-inch 16.4%, and 11-inch and above 6.1%, Digitimes Research indicated.

In terms of application processors used in tablets, Apple will account for 30.9% of all tablets except white-box units, MediaTek 23.8%, Qualcomm 11.8%, Samsung Electronics 8.9% and Intel 8.5%. Among vendors, Apple will be the largest accounting for 21.3% of shipments, followed by Samsung with 15.0%, Amazon 6.2%, Lenovo 6.1%, Huawei Technologies 5.9%, Asustek Computer 2.8%, TCL 2.7%, Microsoft 2.6%, LG Electronics 1.6% and Acer 1.2%.

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07:45
For Geeks Only: Hey Alexa, Tell Sonos to Play Stevie...

Sonos and Amazon jointly announced their Alexa integration earlier this year and the world rejoiced. Voice control of your Sonos system is one of those holy grails. The integration is expected to be available at some point in 2017. But I’m an impatient geek so, while I’m waiting for official support to be available, I spent an hour yesterday getting this working using freely-available open-source tools. You can do this, too, and I’ll walk you through what you’re doing and how to get started.


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07:42
YouTube's top trending videos for 2016

YouTube Rewind, the popular video site’s annual review, is due out Wednesday at 10 a.m. PST. Leading up to the big reveal, the Google-owned property released its list of the top 10 trending videos for 2016 to several news outlets including Variety.

The list includes the indescribable madness of carpool karaoke, scientific inquiry, John Oliver, and Vlogger Casey Neistat. This year’s list is interesting because while it does have some weird items that are part of the YouTube tradition. There’s also a lot of particularly mundane items like a six-minute short from a sportswear company and a guided tour of first class. These videos received  550 million views and have been watched for over 25 million hours combined.

To read this...

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07:33
Pebble is dead, software assets acquired by Fitbit,...

Following several reports over the past few days, both Pebble and Fitbit have officially announced this morning that Fitbit will acquire Pebble’s software assets as the smartwatch maker is dissolved. The acquisition excludes all hardware.

more…

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07:32
News: Apple blames ‘external factors’ for iPhone...

Apple’s investigation into a series of iPhone fires in China has uncovered “no cause for concern,” with the company blaming physical damage to the devices, the BBC reports. Eight users filed complaints with Shanghai’s consumer protection agency, claiming their phones spontaneously caught fire or exploded. The report quoted one woman who said her iPhone 6s Plus exploded in August, “shattering the screen and leaving the…

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07:31
PDFpen for macOS gets Touch Bar support

Smile (http://smle.us/store) has upgraded PDFpen, its all-purpose PDF editing tool for the Mac, to version 8.3. This version includes Touch Bar support for both editing tools and PDFpenPro’s Table of Contents editing tools.

PDFpen and PDFpenPro 8.1 add “snap to guides” that allows images, shapes, and other objects to snap into alignment with the center and edges of existing objects. Guides are visible when dragging. Special consideration is given to text boxes, which can now snap to the same baseline as existing text.

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07:27
PDFpen 8.3 gets MacBook Pro Touch Bar Support

Smile’s PDFpen and PDFpen Pro gained Retina MacBook Pro Touch Bar support on Tuesday so users can edit documents with finger taps, and PDFpen Pro users can edit Table of Contents, too. PDFpen and PDFpen Pro are PDF document editing and creation apps. Users can add and remove pages from documents, edit text, and and remove images, create PDF forms, OCR scanned text, sync files via iCloud and Dropbox, and more. PDFpen 8.3 costs US$74.95 and PDFpen Pro 8.3 is priced at $124.95. The updates are free for version 8.x users.


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07:27
NeoFinder 7 for macOS adds tweaked interface and more

Norbert M. Doerner has announced NeoFinder 7.0. It’s an update of the macOS app that helps you keep track of your digital files, photos, songs, movies, fonts on hard drives, USB sticks, servers, Blu-ray disks, DVD-ROMs, CDROMs, and any other digital media.

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07:20
Apple reportedly introducing a red chassis color...

Japanese Apple rumor blog Macotakara has a new report today indicating that the successor to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will come in an all new color. The site says Apple will add a red casing color, joining the existing Black, Jet Black, Silver, Gold and Rose Gold options.

Macotakara has a decent track record when it comes to reporting details about unreleased Apple products. It was the first site to say that Apple would remove the headphone jack with the iPhone 7.

more…

Filed under: Apple...

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07:16
Day Planner is a new to-do app for the Mac

Inspiring-Life Technologies has introduced Day Planner 1.0 (http://inspiringlife.co/1179749655.html), a “to-do” application for macOS. Its interface is sub divided into dedicated sections for entering specific information for a given day.

These are to-dos, appointments, people to call, things to buy, etc. Users can jump to any date by using the built-in calendar and fill out different sections on days to come.

Day Planner requires macOS 10.10 or later and costs US$2.99. It’s available exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Lifestyle category.

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07:16
NeoFinder 7.0 - Catalog your external media and...

NeoFinder (formerly CDFinder) rapidly organizes your data, either on external or internal disks, or any other volumes. It catalogs all your data, so you stay in control of your data archive or disk library. With extensive metadata support, you can find your files quickly.

Features

  • Catalog: any hard disk, data folder, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, BlueRay, HD-DVD, iPod, Server Volume, Audio-CD, USB-Stick, FTP-Server, and more
  • Power: Handle really large amounts of data
  • Photo Previews: Create beautiful thumbnails for many photo and image formats, such as JPG, TIFF, EPS, RAW, PDF, PSD, BMP, GIF, PNG, TGA, IFF (Maya)
  • Audio Meta Data: MP3, AAC (iTunes), FLAC (Lossless), ALAC (Apple Lossless), and AIFF meta data: author, album, title, composer, lyrics, cover art, track number, duration, bit rate, genre, year, comment. Even catalogs whole Audio-CDs, and Apple iPhone ringtone files!
  • Photo Meta Data: XMP (used by Adobe Bridge),...
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07:15
∞ Breaking the fourth wall

[VIDEO]: I love a good fourth wall break, when someone in a show or film turns and speaks directly to the audience, or into the camera. When done well, it creates a more intimate relationship between the actors and the audience.

Here’s a bunch of examples of doing it well (click through to the main Loop post for the video).

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07:12
Apple says November set an all-time record for App...

Apple’s SVP of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller has tweeted that November has set an all-time record for App Store sales.

November 2016 was a record breaker for the #AppStore – the highest monthly sales ever in App Store history!

— Philip Schiller (@pschiller) December 7, 2016

more…

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07:10
News: Rumor: 2017 iPhones won’t include glass...

Supply sources in Taiwan are claiming Apple’s 2017 iPhones will simply be iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus — typical “s” updates to this year’s models — and there won’t be a spectacular redesign, Macotakara reports. A source claims a red color offering is the only likely change to the design, flying in the face of nearly every other rumor about next year’s iPhone, most of which foresee at least one model with an…

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07:09
Apple's Federighi suggests GPU issues on 2016...




In email response to a customer regarding GPU anomalies associated with the Touch Bar MacBook Pro, Apple's senior VP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi suggested that the problem is solved in the latest macOS 10.12.2 beta.

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07:06
Pokémon Go teaming up w/ Sprint before expected...

Pokémon Go is teaming up with Sprint to turn businesses into PokéStops and Gyms as part of Niantic’s latest move to keep players in the game. The news comes just one day before Starbucks is expected to do the same while introducing a Pokémon Go-themed drink for trainers. Niantic has also teased out when we might start seeing new monsters appear in the game.

more…

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07:06
Sony to release six games for iOS & Android in...




Taking a cue from Nintendo, Sony's PlayStation division is reportedly aiming to launch six games for iOS and Android in the financial year starting in April.

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07:06
Apple releases annual ‘Best of’ lists highlighting...

Chance Miller, 9to5Mac:

As it does every year, Apple today has put together its end-of-the-year “Best of” sections on the iTunes Store, App Store, and iBooks Store. The sections are meant to highlight the best content of the year across various categories. For instance, Apple has named photo editing app “Prisma” as the iPhone App of the Year.

Moving down the list, Apple has named “Clash Royale” iPhone Game of the Year, while “Severed” has been named iPad Game of the Year. “Sketchbook Motion,” meanwhile, has been named iPad App of the Year.

There are lists for Apps of the Year, Games of the Year, and things Drake has done…er…Song and Album of the Year.

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07:00
Ransomware Fighters Get New Free Tool


Ransomware has become a gold mine for digital criminals. In the first three months of this year, electronic extortionists squeezed $209 million from victims desperate to recover their data after it was scrambled by the malicious software, based on FBI estimates. At that rate, ransomware could funnel as much as $1 billion into criminal coffers this year. Ransomware typically will encrypt most of the files on a computer, but one form of ransomware attacks the boot sequence of a computer.

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06:56
Botmoji, a truly useful Twitter bot

Try this Twitter experiment. Pick an emoji, any emoji, and send it to @botmoji. For example, when I tweet this:

@botmoji

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06:54
2016 MacBook Pro battery complaints grow for both 13...

There are growing complaints about the new MacBook Pro models delivering battery life well below Apple’s claimed ten hours. While manufacturer claims are often based on unrealistic scenarios, a number of owners on both Apple’s support communities and Reddit are reporting numbers in the 3-6 hours range.

I’ve got my 15″ MBP a few days ago and I’m pretty disappointed by its battery life. If I do nothing but very light web browsing in Safari and brightness around 50% I can get it to about 6 hours. But not even close to the 10 hours promised.

The position is complicated by GPU use and the difference between estimates and actual life …

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06:50
∞ Google’s emoji Twitter bot

If you type an emoji, followed by @Google, you’ll eventually get a response from Google, using the #KnowNearby hash tag, with a localized search based on the emoji.

For example:

@Google

will return a search for local pizza.

This is interesting, but the response takes too long to be truly useful. I do like the experiment, though.

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06:50
HP unveils a display suitable for owners of the new...

If you’re looking for a 27-inch display to use with your new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and are tired of waiting for the LG UltraFine Display, which is still listed as “currently unavailable” at Apple’s online store, HP has unveiled its 27-inch ENVY display.

It’s “only” a 4K display with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160 resolution at 60Hz) instead of 5K (5120-by-2880 resolution), but, at $499, it’s half the price of the LG monitor. The ENVY has USB-C connectivity, so just one cable delivers video and can charge your Mac laptop.

The IPS LED-backlit display — which weights 12.15 pounds (with stand) and measures 24.15 x 6.1 x 16.9 inches — sports a micro-edge bezel, matte black rear panel, and a thin aluminum stand. The base can be detached for VESA wall or arm mounting, but a...

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06:48
U.S. Supreme Court leaves gap in Samsung-Apple...

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of Samsung Electronics and its backers in the industry in a design patent dispute with Apple, when in a 8-0 decision it said that “the term ‘article of manufacture’ is broad enough to embrace both a product sold to a consumer and a component of that product, whether sold separately or not.”

But the top court has left a lot unsaid, including by not providing guidance to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on how the damages Samsung has to pay Apple for the infringement of smartphone design patents will have to be calculated. That could also delay for a long time the resolution of the patent dispute between Apple and Samsung, which has already dragged on for a number of years.

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06:46
Apple says iPhones safe despite China ‘fires’

BBC News:

Eight users have complained to Shanghai’s consumer watchdog that their iPhone 6 series handsets spontaneously combusted or exploded.

The US tech giant said it had conducted tests on the devices and had found “no cause for concern with these products”.

One technology analyst told the BBC she did not believe it to be a widespread problem.

And, most importantly:

Apple said the iPhones had external physical damage “which led to the thermal event”.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:40
'iPhone 7s' and 'iPhone 7s Plus...

Apple will release updated versions of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus next year, aptly called the "iPhone 7s" and "iPhone 7s Plus," according to Japanese blog Mac Otakara.

The report claims the smartphones will retain the same aluminum design as the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, with only internal changes, including the addition of a faster A11 chip.

The report added it is highly probable the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus will come in an all-new red color alongside current Black, Jet Black, Gold, Rose Gold, and Silver options.

Multiple rumors suggest Apple plans to release three new iPhone models next year, including updated 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models with traditional LCD...

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06:40
Milking the iPhone

Neil Cybart, Above Avalon:

It feels like cracks are forming at Apple’s edges. The company is straining to push out hardware updates. Supply issues are getting worse. Apple is reportedly moving away from selling beloved products like stand-alone displays and wireless routers. Meanwhile, Microsoft, Amazon, and Snap are gaining buzz with new niche hardware while Apple appears to be hanging back and resting on its laurels.

Something feels off with Apple, and the blame is increasingly pointed at Tim Cook. I suspect these feelings are a result of Cook betting now is the time to milk the iPhone. Apple is doubling down on the iPhone to build one of the world’s most formidable tech ecosystems, and few are taking notice.

Not sure I agree with the title here. The term “milking” gives a sense that Apple is spinning its wheels, doing nothing but sucking every bit of juice it can get out of the iPhone line. But if you read the rest of the article, it’s clear that this is all...

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06:39
News: Top Apple supplier Foxconn planning U.S....

Foxconn, Apple’s biggest assembly partner, is in the early stages of discussions to expand its U.S. operations, Bloomberg reports. The company confirmed the news after a document displaying Foxconn’s logo was shown by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and SoftBank Group Corp.’s Masayoshi Son during the announcement of a $50 billion investment in the U.S. by the bank. While the page listed the figures “$7 billion in U.S.”…

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06:37
Apple makes Best Places to Work list for ninth...

Glassdoor, the world's most transparent jobs and recruiting marketplace, has announced the winners of its ninth annual Employees' Choice Awards, honoring the Best Places to Work in 2017 across North America and parts of Europe. Apple places 36 on the list.

The Glassdoor Employees' Choice Awards are based solely on the input of employees who voluntarily provide anonymous feedback, by completing a company review, about their job, work environment and employer over the past year.

This year, the Glassdoor Employees' Choice Awards feature six distinct categories, honoring the Best Places to Work across the U.S., Canada, UK, France and Germany. There are two categories in the U.S.: 50 Best Places to Work (honoring employers with 1,000 or more employees) and 50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For (honoring employers with less than 1,000 employees). Winners are ranked based on their overall rating achieved during the...

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06:34
Google rolling out new desktop search interface

This new look has been slowly rolling out over the last few months, with Safari being last to get it. I like the new look and functionality.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:34
New Report shows iOS Holds 51.7% Market Share in...

Accordng to a new report, Apple's iOS has achieved year-on-year growth across most regions except Germany and Urban China. For the three months ending October 2016 Japan stands at the top in the list of regions where iOS holds the greatest share, with 51.7% of smartphone sales. This is followed by 44% ...

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06:23
macOS: Archiving a Time Capsule

This Quick Tip is about making a backup…of your backup. So if you’re super-paranoid about your file archives, you can make sure that your Time Capsule’s historical data is saved in multiple locations. Hey, where backups are concerned, we think paranoia is good, so come read all about it!


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06:16
iOS market share growth driven by iPhone 7/7 Plus...

The latest smartphone OS sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows that iOS achieved year-on-year growth across most regions except Germany and Urban China. 

For the three months ending October 2016 Japan stands at the top in the list of regions where iOS holds the greatest share, with 51.7% of smartphone sales. This is followed by 44% in Great Britain and 40.5% in the US. Android market share saw similar growth across a number of regions, declining only in the US (by 5.6 percentage points), and in Japan by less than 1%.

In the U.S., iOS grew 7% points year-over-year, from 33.5% of smartphone sales to 40.5% in the three months ending October 2016. This represents the strongest rate of growth for the operating system in more than two years, as well as the highest share seen since the three months ending January 2015 (42.8%). While Android remains the dominant OS in the US, at 57.9% of smartphone sales...

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06:07
Apple Music passes 20 million subscribers 18 months...

Apple Music has more than 20 million paying subscribers less than 18 months after the streaming service launched on June 30 last year, reports Music Business Worldwide.

Apple Music has added 10 million subscribers this year. Its main competitor, Spotify, added 12 million subscribers this year, bringing its total to 40 million paying customers.

Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet software and services, told Billboard, the music industry “bible,” that despite a mandate from Universal Music Group chairman Lucian Grainge, exclusives will...

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06:07
Fitbit's Pebble buyout valued at less than $40M...




New details about Fitbit's buyout of Pebble have emerged, namely that the deal is more about acquiring software and talent the company needs to fight Apple in the wearable arena, and less about the Pebble product line.

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06:05
HP Launches 4K ENVY Display With USB-C for New...

HP today launched its 27-inch ENVY display with 4K Ultra HD resolution and a built-in USB-C port for charging the new MacBook Pro, 12-inch MacBook, or most other USB-C devices at up to 60 watts over a single cable.

The IPS LED-backlit display features a clean design with a micro-edge bezel, matte black rear panel, and a thin aluminum stand. The base can be detached for VESA wall or arm mounting, but a bracket is not included.

The display has a 60Hz refresh rate and supports AMD FreeSync, designed to eliminate stuttering and tearing in games and videos by locking the refresh rate to the framerate of the graphics card.

Tech specs:

• 27-inch IPS LED display with ultra-wide 178° angle viewing

• 4K Ultra HD resolution (3,840×2,160 pixels)

• 16:9 aspect ratio with 142 PPI...

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06:02
Apple assembly partner Foxconn plans US expansion




Apple's primary assembly partner, Foxconn, will soon invest in expanding its U.S. operations, the latter company said on Wednesday, apparently following in the steps of a similar SoftBank announcement.

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: PDFpen 8, All-Purpose PDF Editor...

Today in iLounge Deals, we’re offering PDFpen 8 for only $37 — that’s 50% off the regular price. This award-winning, feature-rich PDF editor provides a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Pro for Mac users, at a fraction of the cost, providing advanced features like interactive forms, table of content creation, powerful exporting capabilities, and more. Convert websites to multi-page PDFs, complete with hyperlinks, create and edit cross-platform…

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06:00
Apple's Top Assembler Foxconn Confirms Plans...

Foxconn, the biggest assembler of Apple devices, is in preliminary discussions to make an investment that would expand the company's U.S. operations. From a report on Bloomberg: The disclosure came hours after an announcement by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and SoftBank Group's Masayoshi Son to invest $50 billion in the U.S. and create 50,000 jobs. The money will come from SoftBank's $100 billion technology fund, which was announced in October, a person familiar with the matter said. A document that Son held up after the meeting in Trump Tower also included the words "Foxconn," "$7 billion" and "50,000 new jobs" in addition to SoftBank's numbers. "While the scope of the potential investment has not been determined, we will announce the details of any plans following the completion of direct discussions between our leadership and the relevant U.S. officials," Foxconn said in a statement. "Those plans would be made based on mutually-agreed terms."

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05:54
Apple believes 2016 MacBook Pro graphics issues are...

A variety of graphics issues have been reported from some buyers of the new MacBook Pro models, ranging from strange transparency glitches on app windows to corrupt textures and tearing, as seen above. You can see a summary of the main complaints in our previous coverage of this issue.

The problem does not appear consistently for every new MacBook Pro user, leading some people to believe it is a hardware issue. A MacRumors forum member allegedly got a reply from Craig Federighi suggesting this was not the case. Federighi says that all of these graphics glitches have been fixed in the macOS 10.12.2 beta seeds …

...

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05:48
Apple VP: 35% of U.S. merchants now accept Apple Pay

Speaking at the Code Conference today in San Francisco, Apple Pay vice president Jennifer Bailey said that 35% of U.S. merchants now accept Apple Pay, reports The Verge.

She said that in just two years Apple has managed to move from 4% to 35% of retailers (or four million locations) supporting the mobile payment system in this country. Apple is also targeting big retailers for the next year, including GAP, to increase that growth.

Apple Pay is currently available in 13 countries: Australia, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and USA. 

Apple Pay works with the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE and Apple Watch. When paying within apps, Apple Pay is compatible with the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad...

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05:45
Netflix and video previews

From the Netflix blog:

As we launch more than 1,000 hours of original content next year, we know we have less than 90 seconds to capture someone’s attention and get them excited about a title — that’s why we’re introducing video previews into the TV browsing experience.

What’s a video preview? For starters, video previews aren’t teasers or traditional trailers. They are specially designed video synopses that help members make faster and more confident decisions by quickly highlighting the story, characters and tone of a title. In developing this experience, our testing showed that people watched more of a story, demonstrating these previews helped them browse less and watch more.

I like the experience, I do see value in seeing curated video clips instead of a box shot or still frame.

That said, I think more data would be even more helpful. For example, I’d love a Rotten Tomatoes/Metacritic/IMDb score for each movie (in addition to the Netflix score,...

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05:42
Coda 2.6 - One-window Web development suite.

Coda is a powerful Web editor that puts everything in one place. An editor. Terminal. CSS. Files. With Coda 2, we went beyond expectations. With loads of new, much-requested features, a few surprises, and a seriously refreshed UI, this update is, truly, major.

Features

  • Integrated file browser
  • Fully-featured text editor
  • CSS editor
  • Preview
  • Built-in terminal
  • Complete set of references



Version 2.6:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.9.5 or later

New

  • Added Touch Bar support for the new MacBook Pro
    • Switch between Editor and Preview quickly while coding
    • Work with text quickly: comment lines, jump to lines, etc.
    • Touch Bar support added to Editor, Preview, Files, and Sites.

Fixed

  • Improved keyboard navigation in the Sites view
  • Running sudo apt upgrade in Terminal no longer...
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05:27
iOS achieves strongest growth & highest market...

The latest Kantar sales figures show that iOS achieved its strongest growth in more two years, and achieved the highest market share it has held since January 2015.

In the US, iOS grew 7% points year-over-year, from 33.5% of smartphone sales to 40.5% in the three months ending October 2016. This represents the strongest rate of growth for the OS in more than two years, as well as the highest share seen since the three months ending January 2015 (42.8%).

The iPhone 7 stood out for its impressive sales performance despite being available for less than the full quarter …

more…

Filed under: Apple ...

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05:17
iPhone Assembler Foxconn in Early Talks to Expand U....

Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn is in preliminary stages to build a collection of assembly plants within the United States (via Reuters), potentially fulfilling President-elect Donald Trump's wish that Apple would move the majority of its manufacturing to the U.S. instead of overseas.

Foxconn decided to make a statement about its U.S. expansion after details of the move were picked up and shared by CNBC yesterday. The news alleged that Foxconn would be investing $7 billion into its U.S. expansion and aiming for the creation of 50,000 jobs within the country, all in the next four years. Foxconn simply stated that more details will come after its talks with "the relevant U.S. officials" are over.

Image via CNBC "While the scope of...

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05:15
Apple now allows users to book repairs via Apple...

It’s a quiet update, but it makes a difference.

Apple recently updated its Support web site to include a feature that allows users to find and schedule repairs for iPhones, Macs, and iPads from Apple Authorized Service Providers.

When troubleshooting a product, choosing “Bring in for Repair” after going through Apple’s support prompts now brings up all repair centers near a customer, including Apple’s own retail stores and retail locations where customers can get repairs from Apple Authorized Service Providers.

The site includes nearly all local Apple Authorized Service Providers and lists availability for the fastest repairs and same-day service. There’s also an option to book a repair directly from the site.

...

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05:09
Trio of new AMD GPU references for possible Mac...




Users delving into the latest macOS 10.12.2 beta have discovered strings aligning with potential support for a trio of new GPU families in future hardware -- a refreshed Polaris 10, the unknown Polaris 12, and the Vega 10 series.

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05:08
Research Study: Apple iPad Shipments in Q4 up 17.2%...

A new report this morning states that there will be 51.29 million tablets shipped globally in the fourth quarter of 2016, increasing 7.3% on quarter but decreasing 21.5% on year. Shipments will consist of 10.9 million iPads, up 17.2% sequentially ...

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05:00
Apple’s single sign-on feature goes live, begins...

This could come in handy.

Or at least drive you that much less insane.

As of Monday, Apple’s single sign-on feature has gone live and provides easy authentication for multiple pay TV services.

The feature is presently limited to U.S. cable subscribers though international support is expected to debut at a later date. The feature allows single sign-on allows fourth-generation Apple TV and iOS device owners to authenticate multiple pay TV video streaming apps with one set of credentials.

Only four cable providers (Dish, GVTC, Hotwire Communications and Sling TV) were participating in Apple’s new service when it went live for beta testers in November, but another five were added earlier today in preparation of the public debut. According...

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05:00
SecuritySpy lets you record quickly and reliably to...

One of the most common uses of technology now is home security. A quick look online shows no shortage of IP camera and surveillance systems. I had been looking for surveillance software to run on my Mac that would let me record the nine plus IP cameras I have. 

There is no shortage of such software for the PC; what I did find for the Mac used so many system resources that it was not viable and made the Mac unusable. Further research led me to SecuritySpy software, published by Bensoftware out of England. I downloaded the trial version, which is a fully functional version except for a 30-day time limit to see how it would fare.

After loading the software, I begin setting up nine cameras to test how well the software not only recorded but, most importantly, how well my Mac could still function while recording full time since this is my main work computer. The software is truly professional grade in that it can handle with the proper licensing an unlimited number of...

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04:59
Kool Tool: udoq docking station

Users of multiple mobile devices will soon have a more convenientway to keep all their technology connected: the udoq (http://tinyurl.com/zaxr8y7).

It adapts to any old or new mobile device of any brand or generation and allows full use of each gadget while side-by-side charging. The German-made product will make its official U.S. debut at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
 

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04:51
Handful of iPhone 6 fires in China caused by ‘...

Following eight reports of iPhone 6 fires in China, Apple has responded saying that tests showed that the fires were caused by ‘external factors’ rather than any issue with the phones themselves.

The BBC reports that Apple had carried out an investigation into each fire.

Eight users have complained to Shanghai’s consumer watchdog that their iPhone 6 series handsets spontaneously combusted or exploded. The US tech giant said it had conducted tests on the devices and had found “no cause for concern with these products” […]

Apple said the iPhones had external physical damage “which led to the thermal event” … 

more…

Filed under: Apple...

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04:38
Maintain serves up Cocktail 9.4.1 (El Capitan...

Maintain has served up Cocktail 9.4.1 (El Capitan Edition), a new edition of Cocktail for users running OS X El Capitan 10.11.

Cocktail (http://cocktail.maintain.se) is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. Version 9.4.1:

° Adds the ability to customize the layout;

° Addresses an issue in which Cocktail may fail to display a Time Machine log;

° Addresses an issue in which Cocktail may fail to delete items from encrypted disk images;

° Resolves a number of other issues discovered in the previous release.

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04:30
olloclip kicks iPhoneography up a notch with Connect...

olloclip’s new Core lens set features new optics and a new design that allows it to work over screen protectors and allows you to change out the lenses. This kicks the company’s already impressive line-up of photography accessories for the Apple smartphone to a new level.

The newly designed mobile photography product for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus includes the Core, Active and Macro Pro lens sets. The updated designs feature new premium multi-element optics, the new Connect interchangeable lens system, and a hinged lens base that keeps the lens flush with the camera for improved 

optical performance while, as mentioned, allowing compatibility with most screen protectors. And I ALWAYS have a screen protector on my iPhone 7 Plus.

Like lenses used on larger, professional DSLR cameras, olloclip lenses are designed to provide similar perspectives and are small enough to fit in a pocket, purse or hand. The Connect...

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04:27
File Juicer 4.51 - Extract images, video, sound, or...

File Juicer is a drag-and-drop can opener and data archaeologist. Its specialty is to find and extract images, video, audio, or text from files which are hard to open in other ways. In computer forensics this is called carving.

It finds and extracts: JPEG, JP2, PNG, GIF, PDF, BMP, WMF, EMF, PICT, TIFF, Flash, ZIP, HTML, WAV, AVI, MOV, MP4, MPG, MP3, AIFF, AU, WMV, or text from files which contain data in those formats.

Lossless extraction... File Juicer does't convert the images/sounds/videos it finds, but saves them unchanged in their original format if possible. (See the manual for details.) This is useful:

  • if you want to extract the images/sounds/videos from a PDF or Word document;
  • if you have old files you can no longer open with current applications;
  • if you receive emails with attachments you can not open;
  • if you have corrupt files or databases;
  • if you have damaged or accidentally erased flash...
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04:25
KeyQue update improves PopChar X, Typinator...

Ergonis Software (www.ergonis.com) has rolled out KeyCue 8.3, an update of their keyboard shortcut cheat sheet. The upgrade improves PopChar X and Typinator integration, includes some stability improvements, fixes user-reported issues, and improves compatibility with FileMaker Pro 14 and 15.

KeyCue 8.3 requires macOS 10.6 or later. The upgrade is free for anyone who owns KeyQue 8 or how purchased a license for KeyCue 7 on or after March 1, 2015. Upgrade paths are available for owners of older licenses. For new users the cost is $19.99 for a single user license and $29.95 for a family pack.

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04:12
Foxconn discussing expansion of U.S. operations,...

iPhone assembler Foxconn has confirmed that it is in preliminary discussions regarding expansion of its U.S. operations after a CNBC report showed a slide seemingly suggesting an investment of $7B and the creation of 50,000 new jobs within the USA.

The news report focused on Japanese company SoftBank pledging to invest $50B and create 50,000 jobs in the USA. However, a slide also showed a Foxconn logo on the right together with reference to an additional investment and extra jobs. The obvious inference is that the numbers on the right refer to Foxconn …

more…

Filed under: ...

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04:08
Foxconn Confirms they're in Preliminary...

Yesterday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Softbank to Invest $50 Billion in the U.S. to create 50,000 new Tech Jobs and Somehow Foxconn is Included in the Deal." Today Foxconn confirms ...

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04:06
Study: ITSM professionals see future growth in the...

A new study examining how the IT service management (ITSM) industry will look in 2030 shows a high level of optimism for the future as service management frameworks become applied across organizations in support of a wider adoption of technology.
 

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04:00
MacJury Holiday Gift Guide

Chuck Joiner was kind enough to have me on MacVoices again, this time an episode focused on Holiday Gift Guides. I’d tried to stay sub-$50 but then Chuck totally stole some of my selections. We laughed. We cried. Hope you enjoy!

The post MacJury Holiday Gift Guide appeared first on krypted.com.

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03:21
PDFpenPro 8.3 - $124.95

PDFpenPro allows users to edit PDF's easily. Add text, images and signatures. Fill out PDF forms. Merge or split PDF documents. Reorder and delete pages. Create fillable forms and tables of content with PDFpenPro! Even correct text and edit graphics!

The Pro version adds these additional features that the regular version does not:

  • Create cross-platform fillable PDF forms
  • Add interactive signature fields to forms
  • Create and edit Table of Contents
  • Convert websites into PDFs
  • Correct typos in OCR text layer
  • Add and edit document permissions
  • Automatic form creation - detects text fields and check boxes in existing PDF and makes them fillable
  • Create submit buttons to submit form data via web or email
  • Gather submitted form data via backend integration
  • Export in Microsoft® Excel (.xlsx, .xls), Microsoft® PowerPoint (.pptx, .ppt), and PDF Archive (PDF/A)...
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03:16
PDFpen 8.3 - $74.95

PDFpen allows users to easily edit PDF's. Add text, images and signatures. Fill out PDF forms. Merge or split PDF documents. Reorder and delete pages. Even correct text and edit graphics!

Features

  • Add text, images and signatures to PDF
  • Correct text in original PDF with editable text blocks
  • Fill out interactive PDF forms and sign them
  • Redact or erase text, including OCR text
  • Search and redact text; search and replace text
  • Export in Microsoft® Word format
  • Scan directly from Image Capture or TWAIN scanners
  • Perform OCR (Optical Character Recognition) on scanned documents
  • Viewable OCR layer for proofing OCR text from scanned pages
  • Adjust resolution, color depth and contrast, skew, and size of an image or scanned document
  • Sign PDF forms via interactive signature fields (not digital signatures)
  • Insert and remove pages; re-order pages in a PDF by drag...
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03:09
BetterTouchTool 1.963 - Customize Multi-Touch...

BetterTouchTool adds many new, fully customizable gestures to the Magic Mouse, Multi-Touch MacBook trackpad, and Magic Trackpad.

These gestures are customizable:

  • Magic Mouse:
    • Pinch in / out (zoom)
    • single-finger tap left
    • single-finger tap right
    • single-finger tap middle
    • single-finger tap
    • single-finger click middle
    • two-finger tap
    • two-finger click
    • two-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • two-finger tip tap left/right
    • three-finger tap
    • three-finger click
    • three-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • four-finger swipe up/down
    • four-finger click
    • TipTap left/right
  • Touchpad:
    • single-finger tap top-left
    • single-finger tap top-right
    • single-finger tap top-middle
    • single-finger tap bottom-left
    • single-finger tap bottom-right
    • single-...
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02:50
Fitbit Buyout Will See Pebble's Time 2 and Core...

Late last month we reported that Fitbit was closing in on a deal to acquire smartwatch maker Pebble "for a small amount". Bloomberg has now revealed that the buyout will cost "less than $40 million" and exclusively concerns Pebble's software assets, which are being sought by Fitbit "in a bid to better compete with Apple", according to people familiar with the matter.

Yesterday's update on the details of the acquisition comes at a time when the wearables market as a whole appears to be facing significant uncertainty and rising profit hurdles. Earlier this week, in response to IDC market research claiming that Apple Watch's share of the...

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Tuesday December 6

23:21
UC Berkeley researchers built a wall-jumping robot

Meet SALTO: a powerful new wall-jumping robot built by researchers at UC Berkeley. According to SALTO's makers, the diminutive, one-legged hopper not only has the "highest robotic vertical jumping agility ever recorded," but also the ability to link...

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21:41
Apple selects 'Best of 2016' apps, movies...




Apple on Tuesday unveiled its "Best of" selections for 2016, highlighting the year's most popular apps, TV shows, movies, e-books and other content sold across the company's various digital storefronts.

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20:59
iFFmpeg 6.2.2 - 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 6.2.2:

  • Added x265 option 'Enable Ultra HD Blu-ray format support’
  • Added some extra FFmpeg validation for availability of hardware encoding and video filters
  • Added preference option 'Show Message when Metadata Rotation is detected’
  • Better support for merging mpegps (.ps) files
  • Improved probing media files
  • Improved encoding to MXF container with DnxHD video codec
  • Video filter "Frame Rate by Interpolation” now works as excted when changing values
  • Now correctly detects if the installed FFmpeg file has HAP codec support
  • Fixed issue when running macOS 10.12 and the new Sierra Auto...
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20:59
ForeverSave 2.1.6 - Universal auto-save and backup...

ForeverSave auto-saves all documents you're working on while simultaneously doing backup versioning in the background. Lost data can be quickly restored at any time. Define your preferred time interval and ForeverSave 2 automatically saves and backs up all documents you're currently working on. Add as many applications to ForeverSave's library as you want and you'll no longer need to manually save any of your documents.

Each time documents are saved - either manually by yourself or automatically by ForeverSave 2 - a version of the document is created which allows you to browse through a complete version history of the documents you have been working on. Just pick the version you desire and ForeverSave 2 shows you a Quick Look preview of the file. Besides restoring your documents to a destination of your choice or by drag-and-drop, ForeverSave 2 lets you automatically replace a faulty original document by an earlier working version from the backups.

...

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20:59
NTFS 14.3.318 - $19.95

This latest version supports the new macOS 10.12 Sierra!

NTFS breaks down the barriers between Windows and OS X. Paragon NTFS effectively solves the communication problems between the Mac system and NTFS, providing full read and write access to Windows NTFS partitions under OS X. Excellent solution for end users, SOHO, and enterprise, supports all NTFS versions from Windows NT 3.1 to Windows 8 (NTFS versions 1.2, 3.0, and 3.1), and mounts the NTFS volumes as native ones.

Features

  • Unprecedented high NTFS performance. The transfer rate is the same as with the native HFS file system!
  • Full read/write access to NTFS. OS X provides limited support of NTFS, the primary file system of any Windows® PC. With Paragon’s NTFS for you’ll get full read/write access to any version of NTFS under OS X
  • Support for OS X 10.5 and 10.6 (32 and 64 bit), and OS X 10.7-10.11
  • Easy to install. The driver is easily installed through a...
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20:59
BetterTouchTool 1.961 - Customize Multi-Touch...

BetterTouchTool adds many new, fully customizable gestures to the Magic Mouse, Multi-Touch MacBook trackpad, and Magic Trackpad.

These gestures are customizable:

  • Magic Mouse:
    • Pinch in / out (zoom)
    • single-finger tap left
    • single-finger tap right
    • single-finger tap middle
    • single-finger tap
    • single-finger click middle
    • two-finger tap
    • two-finger click
    • two-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • two-finger tip tap left/right
    • three-finger tap
    • three-finger click
    • three-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • four-finger swipe up/down
    • four-finger click
    • TipTap left/right
  • Touchpad:
    • single-finger tap top-left
    • single-finger tap top-right
    • single-finger tap top-middle
    • single-finger tap bottom-left
    • single-finger tap bottom-right
    • single-...
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20:49
Apple Pay now works with Square Cash 'virtual...




Minutes after Apple Pay chief Jennifer Bailey offered a brief update on Apple's payments product at Re/code's Code Commerce conference, Square CEO Jack Dorsey on Tuesday announced immediate integration with Square Cash virtual cards.

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20:41
Apple releases annual ‘Best of’ lists highlighting...

As it does every year, Apple today has put together its end-of-the-year “Best of” sections on the iTunes Store, App Store, and iBooks Store. The sections are meant to highlight the best content of the year across various categories. For instance, Apple has named photo editing app “Prisma” as the iPhone App of the Year.

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20:37
Apple Pay now accepted at 35% of US merchants,...




Headlining Re/code's Code Commerce conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, Apple Pay chief Jennifer Bailey said 35 percent of U.S. retailers now accept the company's fledgling payments service, a figure expected to grow substantially in 2017.

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20:37
∞ Apple Music hits 20 million subscribers by...

In an interview with Billboard today, Apple’s Eddy Cue revealed that Apple Music has surpass 20 million paid subscribers. There are a few other tidbits of info in the article as well. […]

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20:33
Apple Says 35% of U.S. Merchants Accept Apple Pay

While speaking at the Code Conference today in San Francisco, Apple Pay vice president Jennifer Bailey announced that 35% of U.S. merchants now accept Apple Pay, reports The Verge. She said that only 4% of merchants accepted the payment option two years ago when it debuted.

Bailey says the new EMV chip cards are annoying customers and have helped drive adoption. "Once you figure out you have to chip, you wait a while, you wait awhile," she said before imitating the "BEEP" sound the chip reader makes when you can remove your card.

Apple won't be marketing Apple Pay to take advantage of the annoyance toward EMV chips, Bailey said, instead focusing on creating new partnerships with banks and merchants. "Knocking EMV is not...

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20:01
Apple Pay head: 35 percent of US retailers now...

Apple Pay has been growing at a steady pace since its initial release, consistently adding new banks both in the United States and overseas, while continuing to come to more retailers. Speaking at the CodeCommerce, Apple Pay head Jennifer Bailey talked about the continued growth of the mobile payment platform, offering up some details as to what we can expect next year…

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19:49
Pandora unveils $9.99/month Premium on-demand...




After picking up technology and staff from defunct streaming service Rdio in 2015, streaming music giant Pandora on Tuesday officially announced its own on-demand product that will take on Apple Music and Spotify when it launches next year.

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19:04
Apple's Best of the App Store in 2016:'...

Apple today published its annual Best of 2016 charts for the App Store, iTunes Store, and iBooks Store, naming photo editing app "Prisma" as the iPhone App of the Year and "Clash Royale" as the iPhone game of the year.

Released in June of 2016, Prisma is designed to turn photographs into works of art using a range of different filters. Prisma garnered a lot of interest in 2016 and continually introduced new art filters.

Clash Royale, named Apple's best game, first came out in March of 2016. A card based game, Clash Royale encourages players to collect dozens of cards from the Clash of Clans universe and duel other players.

Apple also chose top apps and games for the iPad,...

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18:45
Apple Music crosses 20M paying subscribers nearly a...

According to a new report from Music Business Worldwide, Apple Music has officially crossed the milestone of having 20 million paying users. The achievement comes 17 months after Apple Music first launched, but growth numbers still lag behind Spotify… more…

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18:30
Apple Music surpasses 20M subscribers after 17...




Less than 18 months after its debut in 2015, Apple's fledgling music streaming service Apple Music recently surpassed 20 million subscribers, a milestone that took rival Spotify some seven years to reach.

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17:55
Apple Launches Single Sign-On Service To Make...

Apple has launched Single Sign-on, a service designed to make logging into TV apps much less annoying. It "allows cable subscribers to sign in once with their cable credentials to gain access to all cable-restricted content in iOS and tvOS apps," writes Juli Clover via MacRumors: Single Sign-on is limited to the United States, and according to a support document, is available for the following providers: CenturyLink Prism, DirecTV, Dish, GVTC, GTA, Hawaiian Telecom, Hotwire, MetroCast, and Sling. While Single Sign-on was introduced and tested in the tvOS 10.1 and iOS 10.2 betas, the feature was remotely released today to all iOS 10 and tvOS 10 devices. Using Single Sign-on does not require one of the betas, and is instead immediately available to all iPhone and Apple TV users running iOS 10 or tvOS 10. With Single Sign-on, customers with a supported provider will use the Settings options in iOS or tvOS to sign in with their cable credentials. From then on, when accessing a...

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17:05
Apple reigns supreme in Flickr’s annual report,...

It’s no secret that the iPhone has become one of the most used cameras on the market purely due to the fact that the device is in the pockets of millions of users. Not to mention the quality of images taken with the device. Every year, Flickr releases its annual report breaking down the cameras used most often by its users. And every year, the iPhone is at the top and this year is no different…

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16:53
Softbank to Invest $50 Billion in the U.S. to create...

Last week Patently Apple posted a report titled "The Chinese Seem Eager to Open Plants in the US instead of Whining like some in Silicon Valley." Today more blockbuster news came to light about new jobs coming to the U.S. SoftBank, one of the largest Japanese companies who owns Sprint, ARM, the technology that goes into every iOS device and many other high profile companies met with President Elect Donald Trump today and announced that he'll be investing $50 billion dollars in the U.S. that will create 50,000 new tech jobs.

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15:39
Apple posts pro photo tips for using Portrait mode...

I love Portrait mode and use it all the time. Having a few tips from pros will only make it better.

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15:36
Apple Shares Tips for Taking 'Pro' Photos...

Apple today shared some tips to "Shoot like a Pro" with depth-of-field "Portrait" effect in the iPhone 7 Plus, highlighting a range of suggestions collected from professional photographers on its news site.

Tips include getting up close to a subject to bring out details, minimizing the background, putting the sun behind a subject, slightly underexposing, and using soft, diffused lighting.

The suggestions are sourced from fashion photographer JerSean Golatt, celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart, travel photographer Pei Ketron, and wedding photographer Benj Haisch, and are accompanied by photos shot on the iPhone 7 Plus.

For many years running, the iPhone has been the...

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15:27
Apple Rolls Out Single Sign-on for Apple TV

Fourth generation Apple TV owners can finally use the single sign-on feature Apple showed off months ago. The feature went live on Tuesday, although some content providers are still missing, and it’s available only in the United States.


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15:20
Apple Says Air Exposure Is Causing iPhone 6s Battery...

Last month, Apple announced a repair program for a "small number" of iPhone 6s phones that suffer from faulty batteries. The phones that were affected by this fault were manufactured between September and October 2015. Two weeks later, Apple now says the fault was caused by overexposure to "controlled ambient air." Ars Technica reports: The same press release -- issued only in China so far, but available in English if you scroll down -- says that some owners of later iPhone 6S models are also reporting problems with unexpected shutdowns. Apple isn't replacing those batteries just yet, but the company says that an iOS update "available next week" will add "additional diagnostic capability" that will allow Apple to better track down and diagnose the causes of these shutdowns. It "may potentially help [Apple] improve the algorithms used to manage battery performance and shutdown," as well. Those improvements will be included in future iOS updates. Apple says that the battery problem "...

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15:03
Notable apps and app updates for Dec. 6, 2016

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

macOS Apps/Updates

Reinvented Software has announced Together 3.7 for Mac. The app is for collecting, organizing and searching all kinds of files. 

Just about anything can be added to Together for safe-keeping, tagged, previewed, collected together in different ways and found again instantly. With iCloud, Together libraries can be seamlessly shared with other Macs and iOS devices. Version 3.7 adds support for the MacBook Pro Touch Bar and improves Evernote import.

Together 3.7 for Mac costs US$49.99, is a free upgrade for Together 3 users and requires macOS Sierra. A 15-day trial is available for download from the Reinvented Software website. Together's Evernote...

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15:02
The most popular camera used by the Flickr community...

The most popular camera used by Flickr users this year is …. the iPhone. In its Year in Review report, the image hosting and video hosting website and web services suite said that smartphones accounted for 48% of the photos uploaded to Flickr, up from 39% last year. 

DSLR was 25%, down from 31% in 2015, and point and shoot was 21%, down from 25% in 2015. Mirrorless remained flat at 3% of photos uploaded in 2016.

As for brands, Apple continued its dominance. 47% of all Flickr users used an Apple device to upload images to the platform. In fact, 8 of the top 10 devices were iPhones, with the 6, 5s, and 6s in the top three positions.

Canon was the second largest brand used by the Flickr community, with 24% of users choosing the manufacturer. The Canon 5D Mark III and 5D Mark II were the only non-Apple cameras to break into the top-10. Nikon remained...

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14:53
New data claims vinyl brought in more revenue than...

There’s been an odd trend shaping up in the music industry as of late. As streaming services become more prominent, music downloads are starting to become a thing of the past. At the same time, music in vinyl form has been on the rise again and according to new data from the Entertainment Retailers Association, it’s even becoming a larger revenue stream than digital downloads in some markets…

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14:51
An Update on TMO’s Background Mode Podcast

Over the last year, The Mac Observer’s John Martellaro has aired over 60 episodes of his Background Mode podcast. This show has allowed listeners to hear the inspiring success story of many notable people in the tech industry. Here’s an update on the status of the show and an recap of some notable guests that have joined him so far.


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14:49
Supreme Court Throws Out Apple’s $400M Win in...

Samsung’s legal persistence is paying off because the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Tuesday the electronics maker doesn’t have to pay Apple US$400 million for infringing on iPhone-related patents. More specifically, the court ruled Samsung owes Apple damages based on infringing components instead of the entire device.


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14:48
Apple adds new providers to its Single Sign-on list

Apple has added new providers to its Single Sign-on feature in tvOS 10.1 and iOS 10.2: CenturyLink Prism, Hawaiian Telecom, MetroCast, and GTA (available in Guam). Strangely, GVTC Communication has been removed from the list.

When tvOS 10.1 and iOS 10.2 become available (they’re now in beta testing), Single Sign-on will be available for eight cable subscription options: DirecTV, Dish, Hotwire, Sling TV, CenturyLink Prism, Hawaiian Telecom, MetroCast, and GTA. With single Sign-on, users only have to sign in once on Apple TV to enjoy immediate access to their favorite video channels that are included as part of their pay-TV subscription. Once a user is signed into one network app, any other app on Apple TV from participating pay-TV providers will automatically log the user into all other supported apps requiring authentication. 

During the single sign-on process, customers can view a page of all the authenticated apps that a pay-TV provider offers to more easily...

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14:43
Apple fined for improperly dealing with e-waste at...

This is a bit of a ding on the “green image” Apple is proud of: the California Environmental Protection Agency says the tech giant has agreed to pay $450,000 to settle claims it improperly dealt with e-waste at facilities in Cupertino and Sunnyvale, according to Reuters.

State regulators said the company opened and operated an electronic waste shredding facility in Cupertino, California, between 2011 and 2012 without informing them. Apple also agreed to increase inspections to settle allegations about facilities in Cupertino and Sunnyvale, the Agency's Department of Toxic Substances Control said.

"This matter involves an oversight in filing paperwork to close one of our recycling facilities as part of our expansion to a larger site," Apple spokeswoman Alisha Johnson told Reuters in an emailed statement. "We've worked closely with [the Department of Toxic Substance...

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14:40
Apple To Start Publishing AI Research To Hasten Deep...

In what is a major deviation in its strategy, Apple will allow its artificial intelligence teams to publish research papers for the first time. From a report on Bloomberg: When Apple introduced its Siri virtual assistant in 2011, the company appeared to have a head start over many of its nearest competitors. But it has lost ground since then to the likes of Alphabet's Google Assistant and Amazon's Alexa. Researchers say among the reasons Apple has failed to keep pace is its unwillingness to allow its AI engineers to publish scientific papers, stymieing its ability to feed off wider advances in the field. That policy has now changed, Russ Salakhutdinov, an Apple director of AI research, said Monday at the Neural Information Processing Systems conference in Barcelona. One attendee posted a photo of a slide from Salakhutdinov's presentation stating "Can we publish? Yes. Do we engage with academia? Yes."

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14:40
Apple will release an iOS update to help resolve the...

The number of people affected by iPhone 6s battery issues is growing to the point that Apple is now looking into a software fix.

Apple admitted on its Chinese support website this week that “customers outside of the affected range” are also experiencing unexpected shutdowns due to a faulty battery on their iPhone 6s. This means that Apple has spotted similar problems with devices that were manufactured outside the original September and October 2015 timeframe.

To address the issue, Apple started offering free replacement batteries to the affected customers. But as the problem continues to appear on more devices, Apple is preparing a diagnostic tool to gather more information and figure out if it can...

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14:32
Microsoft Won a Design Patent Today for what could...

Last February Patently Mobile posted a patent report titled "Microsoft Patent Clearly shows that a Modular Desktop PC to take on Apple's iMac is on the Drawing Board." On October 26, 2016 Microsoft launched Surface Studio and the design of the desktop was exactly as their patent had portrayed it. Today, Microsoft was granted a design patent for a possible future Surface smartphone that has a few very interesting features

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14:32
The Apple Daily Report for Dec. 6, 2016

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.

Apple’s latest iPhone ad is a 30-second “Romeo and Juliet” spot highlighting the dual-camera system introduced with iPhone 7 Plus.

Apple has said that the random shutdowns plaguing some iPhone 6s models may be more widespread than it first believed. Apple initially said that it found that battery components in a particular batch of iPhones were exposed to the air for too long before assembly, causing the batteries to cut out. As noted by 9to5Mac, it has now updated its statement to say that some customers with phones from outside this batch have also experienced shutdowns, and...

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14:27
Apple iPhones account for 8 of top ten cameras in...




Photo sharing site Flickr noted that Apple remains the leading camera brand among its users, filling eight slots of its top ten most popular cameras. iPhones now account for 47 percent of its photographers, compared to 24 percent using Canon cameras and 18 percent using Nikons.

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14:06
News: Apple enables Single Sign-On across all iOS 10...

Apple has enabled its promised Single Sign-On service for all devices running at least iOS 10 or tvOS 10, despite it only previously appearing in the iOS 10.2 and tvOS 10.1 betas. The service is only accessible to users in the United States, with eight providers currently on board: CenturyLink Prism, DirecTV, Dish, GTA, Hawaiian Telecom, Hotwire, MetroCast, and Sling TV. The Single Sign-On allows subscribers of any of these supported providers to…

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13:59
Tip of the Day: Choosing iPhone Flashlight Brightness

If you’re using a 3D Touch-capable iPhone, with iOS 10 you can now choose from three different intensity levels for the LED flashlight by using a 3D Touch gesture on the Control Center button. To do this, swipe from the bottom of the screen to bring up Control Center, and use a 3D Touch press on the flashlight button and you’ll get a menu with options for Bright, Medium, or Low light. You can access this menu to change the setting regardless…

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13:58
Review: Sen.se GuardPeanut

Sen.se has released GuardPeanut, a new anti-theft tag that integrates with a companion iOS app to notify you when movement is detected. A successor to its original ThermoPeanut temperature monitoring sensor, GuardPeanut is designed to be attached to items, and uses a Bluetooth connection to notify you with an alarm if the item is moved or otherwise tampered with. The company suggests GuardPeanut can be useful in scenarios such as protecting your laptop from theft when you're refilling your mug at a coffee shop or monitoring your front door to make sure your kids come home by curfew. GuardPeanut is about 2" in length and weighs in at a mere quarter of an ounce. In addition to the sensor tag, the package includes a mounting clip, keyring, and some adhesives, which can all accommodate several different uses for each GuardPeanut, from clipping onto a bag to sticking onto the back of a door or cabinet. The unit is powered by a standard CR 2032 battery which the Sen.se says...

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13:42
Apple single sign-on feature goes live with support...




After throwing a spotlight on apps with support for its new single sign-on feature on Monday, and adding a clutch of compatible cable providers today, Apple's streamlined authentication service is now for all users.

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13:41
Snuggie blanket-maker sues Amazon

Makers of the Snuggie blanket and other products sold mainly on TV have sued Amazon.com Inc, accusing the internet retailer of trademark infringement for letting an “astronomical” number of counterfeit products to be sold through its website.

I’m glad to see that someone finally stepped up and is holding Amazon’s feet to the fire. The amount of counterfeit products being sold on Amazon is outrageous and they are doing nothing about it. If this lawsuit is successful, Amazon better watch out because the floodgates will open.

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13:36
Apple settles with California EPA over hazardous...

The California Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday said Apple Inc agreed to pay $450,000 to settle state claims that it had mishandled hazardous electronic waste at facilities in Silicon Valley.

I’ll be honest, everything about this story seems so unlike Apple. It’s like the opposite of Apple.

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13:35
iPhone Envy May Have Felled Galaxy Note7


Samsung's desire to match the iPhone 7 Plus led it to implement an aggressive design and manufacturing approach that led to problems with its Galaxy Note7 -- including some instances of the smartphones bursting into flames -- and eventually its global recall, Instrumental reported last week. Instrumental engineers tore down a Galaxy Note7, and found "evidence in the design of an intellectual tension between safety and pushing the boundaries," CEO Anna Shedletsky revealed.

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13:33
Apple's Support Site Now Lets Customers...

Apple recently made a quiet update to its Apple Support site, introducing a new feature that allows customers to find and schedule repairs for iPhones, Macs, and iPads from Apple Authorized Service Providers.

When troubleshooting a product, choosing "Bring in for Repair" after going through Apple's support prompts now brings up all repair centers near a customer, including Apple's own retail stores and retail locations where customers can get repairs from Apple Authorized Service Providers.

In addition to including all nearby Apple Authorized Service Providers, the new repair site also lists availability, so customers can find the fastest repairs and get same-day service in many locations. There's even an option to book a repair right from the site.

Most of the time, getting a repair appointment at an Apple Store's Genius Bar requires a wait of several days to a week, while Apple Authorized Service Providers have...

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13:23
Samsung is ditching the headphone jack

Wait a minute. Didn’t Samsung just ridicule Apple for getting rid of the headphone jack? Yes they did. At the time they did that, I said:

I’m saving this video for later because Samsung is pretty quick to copy everything Apple does.

I also said:

Pay your debt to Apple, Samsung, you thieving bastards.

Which I still stand by.

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13:06
[Sponsor] eero Wi-Fi System

Give your family (and your family’s devices) the gift of hyper-fast, whole-home Wi-Fi with the eero Wi-Fi System. The world’s first — and best-selling — Wi-Fi system has just been updated with the next generation of mesh technology, Alexa Skills, and an app overhaul to help better optimize your network.

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13:06
Apple details Single Sign-On app + provider support...

Apple’s new single sign-on feature is finally rolling out to all iOS and tvOS users after initially being introduced at WWDC in June and missing the September launch. The new feature has been available in the latest iOS and tvOS betas, and now is live on public versions of both platforms. Apple has also detailed which apps and providers currently support SSO:

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13:00
Apple agrees to pay $450K to settle charges of...




Apple has agreed to pay $450,000 to settle claims it improperly dealt with e-waste at facilities in Cupertino and Sunnyvale, the California Environmental Protection Agency said on Tuesday.

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12:49
Apple's Single Sign-On Service Now Live

Apple today officially launched Single Sign-on, the service designed to allow cable subscribers to sign in once with their cable credentials to gain access to all cable-restricted content in iOS and tvOS apps.

Single Sign-on is limited to the United States, and according to a support document, is available for the following providers: CenturyLink Prism, DirecTV, Dish, GVTC, GTA, Hawaiian Telecom, Hotwire, MetroCast, and Sling.

While Single Sign-on was introduced and tested in the tvOS 10.1 and iOS 10.2 betas, the feature was remotely released today to all iOS 10 and tvOS 10 devices. Using Single Sign-on does not require one of the betas, and is instead immediately available to all iPhone and Apple TV users running iOS 10 or tvOS 10.

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12:48
U.S. Supreme Court backs Samsung in smartphone fight...

Samsung is still guilty of infringement. The only dispute now is how much they’ll have to fork over to Apple.

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12:47
Tim Cook Says IDC got it Wrong, Apple Watch Sales...

IDC says Apple Watch sales are tanking, but Apple CEO Tim Cook says that’s not so. In fact, he says Apple Watch sales are going strong and the company is on track for a record quarter.


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12:43
Pro photo tips for using Portrait mode on iPhone 7...

The best part of these and other tips is that they aren’t iPhone 7 Plus specific. You can work the tips into your photography no matter what kind of camera you use.

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12:35
An oral history of the ‘Get a Mac’ ads, Part 1

This campaign was one of the most interesting and divisive Apple has ever produced. I loved the overall feel and message of them.

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12:34
Shanghai consumer agency reports spontaneous iPhone...




With a battery repair program already in place, Apple is under more fire from consumer protection agencies in Shanghai, with eight claims of iPhone 6 fires -- but Apple blames external damage for the problem after inspection of the afflicted devices.

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12:05
External Link: The Wirecutter’s Guide to USB-C...

If you’ve purchased a new USB-C-only MacBook or Thunderbolt 3-only MacBook Pro, you probably need some adapters to connect your legacy USB, HDMI, and Mini DisplayPort peripherals. The Wirecutter has vetted a few adapters, cables, and hubs that will get you started.

 

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12:01
Apple adds four more providers to single sign-on...




Four additional TV providers have joined support for Apple's single sign-on feature in iOS 10.2 and tvOS 10.1, though a number of conspicuous gaps remain. [Updated with feature going live]

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11:56
Trump says SoftBank to invest $50B in US, hopes to...




Following a Tuesday meeting with SoftBank's chief executive, President-Elect Donald Trump tweeted that the Japanese company has agreed to invest $50 billion in U.S. business, and create 50,000 new jobs as a result.

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11:48
Apple’s WWDC app gains new video filters, more 3D...

The latest update to Apple’s WWDC app includes new features for iOS 10, tvOS 10, and watchOS 3. Apple’s developer conference app now works with Dark Mode on the Apple TV when running tvOS 10. The change should reflect whichever mode the Home screen is using which you can set with Siri or in the Settings app.

The WWDC app also supports more 3D Touch interactions for iPhone 6s and later, plus you can now use filters to find locally stored videos and videos you haven’t viewed yet.

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11:36
Chinese Consumer Group Complains of Spontaneous...

As Apple's iPhone 6s is facing scrutiny in China over a battery issue that causes unexpected shutdowns, a Chinese consumer group has complained of a separate problem with the iPhone 6 - spontaneous battery fires.

According to the The Wall Street Journal, the Shanghai Consumer Council says it received eight reports from Chinese users claiming their smartphones spontaneously caught on fire, but Apple inspected the devices and says "external physical damage" is to blame.

Apple said it analyzed the affected phones and found that the fires followed "external physical damage." The company encouraged customers with issues to visit an Apple store or contact company support.

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11:11
Trump, Thiel invite Silicon Valley executives to...




President-Elect Donald Trump and his transition team have invited Silicon Valley tech industry leaders to a meeting in New York City on Dec. 14, and AppleInsider has learned that Apple is amongst the invitees, but may not attend.

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11:05
Tim Cook disputes analyst report that Apple Watch...

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A new report from IDC shows Apple Watch sales have slumped since last year. The report estimates that Apple has sold 1.1 million Watch units in the third quarter of 2016, down 71 percent from a year ago. However, Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly told Reuters that sell-through, or the number of Apple Watches that reach consumers rather than the number on store shelves, reached a new high.

"Sales growth is off the charts," Cook said. "In fact, during the first week of holiday shopping, our sell-through of Apple Watch was greater than any week in the product’s history. And as we expected, we’re on...

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11:04
Gear: Just Mobile AluCharge USB Charger

Just Mobile’s latest “Alu” product, AluCharge ($50), is a multi-port USB charger. The aluminum-bodied charger has four USB ports, with 2.4A max charging per port, and a total max output of 6.2A. Though AluCharge looks like a battery — and is about the size of a battery — the svelte accessory is actually a plug-in charger for home and travel.

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10:42
Amazon Go Shopping, iPhone as a Desktop Computer –...

First Amazon wanted to be your go-to online shopping destination, and now the company wants to be your local brick-and-mortar store, too. John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to look at Amazon’s planned cashier-free grocery store, plus they dive into the possibility of our iPhones becoming our only computing device.


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10:26
Apple Adds Support for Four New Single Sign-On...

Apple is continuing to add new providers to its Single Sign-on feature in tvOS 10.1 and iOS 10.2, and today introduced Single Sign-on support for four new providers: CenturyLink Prism, Hawaiian Telecom, MetroCast, and GTA (available in Guam). GVTC Communications, previously listed as a Single Sign-on option, has been removed.

With the new additions, when tvOS 10.1 and iOS 10.2 become available for the public, Single Sign-on will be available for eight cable subscription options: DirecTV, Dish, Hotwire, Sling TV, CenturyLink Prism, Hawaiian Telecom, MetroCast, and GTA. Apple will continue adding support for additional providers as it manages to secure the necessary deals.

Single Sign-on allows Apple TV and iOS users to enter their cable credentials once and then sign in to all available live cable...

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10:25
Apple posts new tvOS 10.1 developer beta

Apple has seeded the fifth tvOS 10.1 developer beta for the fourth generation Apple TV.

The software update so far has included Apple’s new single sign-on feature which lets you authenticate with your cable provider to unlock all compatible paid video apps. Developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center.

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10:25
Tim Cook: Actually, Apple Watch sales are better...

After a research firm estimated that Apple Watch sales were down 71 percent year-over-year, Apple CEO Tim Cook is speaking out. The gist: Um, actually the Apple Watch is doing just fine.

In a statement to Reuters, Cook refuted IDC’s report of declining Apple Watch sales—sort of.

“Sales growth is off the charts,” Cook said. “In fact, during the first week of holiday shopping, our sell-through of Apple Watch was greater than any week in the product’s history. And as we expected, we’re on track for the best quarter ever for Apple Watch.”

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10:20
Fifth developer-only beta of tvOS 10.1 now available...




After pushing out an assortment of betas on Monday, Apple on Tuesday seeded the fifth beta of tvOS 10.1 for the fourth-generation Apple TV.

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10:20
Mophie launches Juice Pack Air cases for iPhone 7...




Mophie on Tuesday released versions of the Juice Pack Air for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, in fact its first dedicated battery cases for Apple's current flagships.

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10:17
Multinational Effort Halts Malware Avalanche


The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday released new details about the multinational takedown of Avalanche, a multimillion-dollar malware and money-laundering network, following a four-year probe led by German police and prosecutors. Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell, Acting U.S. Attorney Soo C. Song and Assistant Director Scott S. Smith of the FBI's Cyber Division made the announcement in Pittsburgh. Prosecutors and investigators in 40 countries were involved in the probe, led by the Public Prosecutor's office in Verden, Germany.

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10:07
Google updates iPhone search app with changes...




Google has updated its stand-alone search app for iOS, and has shifted the focus of information presented to user away from a personal upcoming events feed, and towards a curated news and current events feed in an effort to boost user interaction with the app.

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10:02
News: Apple releases fifth beta for tvOS 10.1 to...

Apple has released the fifth beta for Apple TV’s tvOS 10.1 to developers. We’ll update if any major changes are found, but it’s more likely these updates will offer minor tweaks for features added in previous betas, including the new TV app and Single Sign-On feature....

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10:00
tvOS 10.1 beta 5 (14U593) Now Available

tvOS 10.1 beta 5 (14U593) Now Available

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10:00
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Supreme Court Rules For Samsung in Smartphone Fight...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Samsung in its high-profile patent dispute with Apple over design of the iPhone. The justices said Samsung may not be required to pay all the profits it earned from 11 phone models because the features at issue are only a tiny part of the devices. From a report on Reuters: The justices in their 8-0 ruling sent the case back to the lower court for further proceedings. The decision gives Samsung another chance to try to get back a big chunk of the money it paid Apple in December following a 2012 jury verdict that it infringed Apple's iPhone patents and mimicked its distinctive appearance in making the Galaxy and other competing devices. The court held that a patent violator does not always have to fork over its entire profits from the sales of products using stolen designs, if the designs covered only certain components and not the whole thing.

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09:58
Samsung's Next-Generation Galaxy S8 Won't...

Like the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, Samsung's next-generation Galaxy S8 will not feature a 3.5mm headphone jack, reports SamMobile. Samsung will instead use a single USB-C port to deliver both power and audio capabilities, using the space once taken by the jack for other components.

Samsung often takes design inspiration from Apple, something that's caused legal problems that are still ongoing today, but the decision to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack is curious given Apple's move was so controversial.

According to Apple, removing the headphone jack in the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus took a lot of "courage." Apple executives have claimed that the 3.5mm jack is outdated technology that was...

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09:52
Supreme Court swipes Apple’s $399 million damage...

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For the first time in a century, the US Supreme Court has weighed in how much design patents are worth. The answer: not nearly as much as Apple thinks.

The 8-0 opinion (PDF) is a rebuke to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which held that the relevant "article of manufacture" for calculating damages was—in fact, had to be—the entire smartphone. That meant even though Apple's patents covered only certain design elements, it was entitled to $399 million in lost profits damages.

In an opinion authored by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the Supreme Court rejected that approach, finding that the statutory term "article of manufacture" could mean...

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09:48
Setapp offers early access to its ‘Unstore’...

In a bid to become the “Netflix of Mac software,” Setapp is a new subscription service that makes a growing suite of more than 45 macOS applications available to users for a flat monthly fee. 

Anyone who wants early access to the platform, which is scheduled for release early next year, must register at the Setapp website and priority admission will be granted on a rolling basis over the coming weeks. The new service is the latest spinoff of the Mac software company, MacPaw, which has an installed base of more than 5 million customers worldwide.

Setapp is a less risky and more flexible way to buy, sell and use Mac software, providing a better experience for both users and developers, according to Oleksandr Kosovan, founder and CEO of MacPaw and its Setapp division. Users pay US$9.99 per month and get unlimited access to a handpicked...

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tvOS 10.1 developer beta 5 is now available for...

Apple has released the fifth tvOS 10.1 developer beta for the fourth generation Apple TV. The upcoming software update so far has included Apple’s new single sign-on feature which lets you authenticate with your cable provider to unlock all compatible paid video apps. tvOS 10.1 will also include Apple’s new TV app when it launches this month.

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Air exposure responsible for iPhone 6S battery...

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Late last month, Apple announced a repair program for the batteries in early iPhone 6S models manufactured in September and October of 2015 (the 6S Plus is apparently not affected). The batteries could cause the phones to shutdown without warning, an issue that Apple now says was caused by overexposure to "controlled ambient air" (in other words, they sat out in the open in some warehouse for longer than they should have).

The same press release—issued only in China so far, but available in English if you scroll down—says that some owners of later iPhone 6S models...

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Kanex introduces the GoPower Plus. a portable power...

Kanex has announced the GoPower Plus, a portable power solution featuring built-in micro USB with a Lightning adapter for use with both Apple and Android devices. 

Packed with 8,000 mAh of power, it can purportedly deliver two full charges to your smartphones, while an extra USB port allows an additional device to charge simultaneously. The GoPower Plus features an aluminum finish and fits into a pocket or bag.

GoPower Plus is Apple MFi Certified, which means it’s specifically made to fit with your Apple devices. The Kanex GoPower Plus premium portable batteries will be available mid-December for US$49.95.

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09:29
Kanex introduces the GoPower Plus

Kanex has announced the GoPower Plus (www.kanex.com/gopowerplus), a portable power solution featuring built-in micro USB with a Lightning adapter for use with both Apple and Android devices.

Packed with 8,000 mAh of power, it can purportedly deliver two full charges to your smartphones, while an extra USB port allows an additional device to charge simultaneously. The GoPower Plus features an aluminum finish and fits into a pocket or bag.
 

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09:19
Apple Watch has 46.6% of wearable online revenue for...

There’s a joke that 99% of all statistics are made up. Today, you have to wonder. First, the IDC research group reported that Apple Watch sales dipped 71% year-over-year from 3.9 million units in the this quarter of 2015 to 1.1 million units in the third quarter of 2016.

That would make you think that money from sales of Apple’s smartwatch would be tanking, right? However, new data collected by Slice Intelligence — as noted by AppleInsider — shows Apple holding a commanding 46.6% of the holiday market share of wearables' online revenue so far, up from 37% at the end of November 2015. 

Fitbit has fallen from 36.8% of the revenue, down to 31.9%...

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09:05
Supreme Court sides with Samsung in its patent...

Here we go again: as noted by Reuters, the Supreme Court has sided with Samsung in its never-ending patent fight with Apple, throwing out an appeals court ruling that said the South Korean company had to pay a $399 million penalty to its American rival for copying key iPhone designs.

The justices in their 8-0 ruling sent the case back to the lower court for further proceedings. The court held that a patent violator doesn’t always have to hand over its entire profits from the sales of products using stolen designs, if the designs covered only certain components and not the whole thing.

This is all part of the ongoing, global legal battle. Apple and Samsung have filed more than 30 lawsuits against each other across four continents. For example, Apple alleges that Samsung copied the slide-to-unlock technology of its iPhone and iPad devices.

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09:02
Supreme Court kills $399 million patent award...

The U.S. Supreme Court has invalidated a US$399 million infringement award against Samsung Electronics in a long-running design patent dispute with Apple.

The court, in an 8-0 decision, kicked back the patent award to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, saying the lower court calculated the patent award based on the whole iPhone, while the design patents may cover only pieces of the device.

The Federal Circuit’s failure to consider a smaller damage award based on pieces of the iPhone “cannot be squared” with patent law, Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote for the Supreme Court. The lower court, in its ruling, said it could not separate out the infringing pieces of the smartphones because they were not available for sale to the public, she noted.

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09:02
Dropbox boosts mobile productivity with offline...

Users who need to make sure they can get access to files stored in Dropbox while they’re on the go and away from the web have a new feature to help with that. The company announced Tuesday that users of its mobile apps will soon be able to save files locally for use offline.

It’s a move by the cloud storage company to better compete with the other players in the cloud storage space,  and provide users with functionality that will help them be more productive when they’re on planes, out in low-connectivity areas or just want to save their cellular data quota for other purposes. 

Here’s how it works: users select a file or folder in the Dropbox app, tap “Make Available Offline,” then wait for the app to download the requested files. After that, those files will be available for viewing, even if the phone or tablet storing them is without a connection to the web. 

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The paperless journey of Bear Creek Middle School...

Today’s post was written by Darren Clay, assistant principal and MIE at Bear Creek Middle School in Fairburn, Georgia.

A Microsoft Showcase School connection call with Mark Sparvell last November forever changed the landscape of Bear Creek Middle School (grades 6-8). It was during that call that the Bear Creek leadership team became inspired to use Microsoft tools to change the path and pace by which students learn. In conjunction with the district’s personalized learning initiative, Bear Creek recently began a paperless school model through the use of the OneNote Class Notebooks. Bear Creek—located just south of Atlanta, Georgia, in the Fulton County School District—implemented a 1:1 device initiative, which provides over 1,100 students with a Windows 10 Dell laptop. As an Office 365 school, the...

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08:59
Mophie launches juice pack air battery cases for...

Smartphone accessory maker Mophie announced a new iPhone battery case line today, its first designed specifically for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Both include wireless charging tech, but they don’t add a 3.5mm headphone jack for the iPhone 7 like some competitors have done…

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08:47
News: Apple to start publishing its AI research

Apple is about to start publishing some of its artificial intelligence research findings, breaking with the company’s usually stringent privacy, Business Insider reports. A series of tweets show that Russ Salakhutd, director of AI research at Apple and a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, announced the company’s policy reversal to attendees at the annual Neural Information Processing Systems conference. Apple has historically closely…

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08:39
The Supreme Court Narrows the Cost of Copying Apple...

breaking sales because a smartphone no longer presented consumers with complicated button ridden interfaces – Justice Sotomayor decided that while important, design infringement penalties had to be limited to just a component ...

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08:34
Apple shares tips for using Portrait mode with...

Apple has shared some tips today on getting the most out of Portrait mode photos on the iPhone 7 Plus. Talking to photographers of various fields, each provides tips on how they’re taking photos with the devices in their day-to-day lives and how the device has impressed them.

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08:25
News: Supreme Court rules against Apple in design...

In its first patent case decision in more than a century, the U.S. Supreme Court has sided with Samsung’s argument that its infringement of design patents held by Apple doesn’t mean it should have to surrender its full profits from smartphone sales, USA Today reports. Apple was initially awarded more than $1 billion over Samsung’s improper use of a number of design and utility patents, but Samsung took the case to the country’s…

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08:23
Apple AI researchers gagged no more, now allowed to...




After years of silence from Apple's researchers over fear of losing commercial intellectual property, the company is now allowing employees in artificial intelligence to not only publish their research, but also interface with other academics in the field to further the overall development of the technology.

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08:22
App developers aren't ready for iOS transport...

A month before Apple is expected to enforce stricter security requirements for app communications in iOS, enterprise developers don’t seem ready to embrace them, a new study shows.

The study was performed by security firm Appthority on the most common 200 apps installed on iOS devices in enterprise environments. The researchers looked at how well these apps conform to Apple’s App Transport Security (ATS) requirements.

ATS was first introduced and was enabled by default in iOS 9. It forces all apps to communicate with Internet servers using encrypted HTTPS (HTTP over SSL/TLS) connections and ensures that only industry-standard encryption protocols and ciphers without known weaknesses are used. For example, SSL version 3 is not allowed and neither is the RC4 stream cipher, due to known vulnerabilities.

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08:15
External Link: Amazon Announces Grocery Stores...

Amazon has announced Amazon Go, an 1800-foot concept store that sells groceries and pre-made eats. What’s innovative about Amazon Go is that there are no cashiers — register your phone when you walk in, and Amazon will bill your account for what you walk out with, thanks to an artificial intelligence technology Amazon has dubbed “Just Walk Out.” There is one store featuring this technology now — in Seattle, of course — but it’s currently open only to select Amazon employees. Amazon plans to open the pilot store up to the public in early 2017. This technology has the potential to revolutionize retail (and employment), but it will be interesting to see how Amazon deals with accidental purchases, customer service, inventory shrink, and returns.

 

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New study on holiday wearables sales gives Apple...




A new research study has determined that not only did Apple garner nearly half of the online revenue generated, but that number has grown significantly since the last holiday season, at the expense of its rivals Fitbit, Samsung, and Garmin.

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07:42
Apple AI researchers will be able to publish, likely...

Apple’s director of AI research Russ Salakhutd has announced at a conference that the company’s machine-learning researchers will be free to publish their findings. This is an apparent reversal of Apple’s previous position.

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Supreme Court sides with Samsung over Apple, says...




In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of Samsung in a long-running dispute with Apple, arguing that design patents can only cover components of a smartphone, and not the entire product.

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Fake news fallout: Facebook starts asking users if...

Facebook has a big problem with fake news stories that are spread on the social network, and now it’s hoping users can help. People are reporting that Facebook is asking them survey questions to help determine whether news headlines are accurate.

It’s not clear how many people are included in this survey or what, exactly, Facebook plans to do with the information it collects. Nevertheless, this appears to be part of Facebook’s plans to deal with the issues of clickbait and fake news...

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