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Thursday August 25

06:49
DigiTimes Research: there’s ‘steady demand’ for the...

Global tablet shipments will bounce back 16.3% sequentially to reach nearly 47 million units in the third quarter, but the volume will still be down over 10% compared to the same quarter a year ago, according to DigiTimes Research.

Despite the absence of new models for the second half of 2016, Apple will see its tablet shipment dip only slightly on year to 9.5 million units in the third quarter thanks to steady demand for 9.7-inch iPad Pro, adds the research group. (Note: the Sellers Research Group — that’s me — expects a second generation 12.7-inch iPad Pro to arrive before the holidays.)

While non-Apple tablet vendors will benefit from inventory build-ups in the third quarter, most brands still remain conservative about their business outlook. Among them, Samsung Electronics will see its shipment momentum fade during the peak season as its new entry-level and mid-range models will face increasing competition...

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06:49
News: Report: Apple developing its own Snapchat-...

Apple has been working on a new video sharing and editing application with a focus on social networking, according to a new report from Bloomberg. Sources familiar with Apple’s strategy suggest that the move is aimed at taking on apps such as Facebook Messenger and Snapchat. The move would likely expand on new features in iOS 10’s new Messages app, which will bring new animated effects, stickers, and tools expandable via third-party App…

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06:47
WhatsApp to Share User Data With Facebook to Show...

WhatsApp has updated its terms of service and privacy policy to reflect that it will begin sharing select data with Facebook, including the phone number a user verifies during the registration process and the last time a user accessed the service. Facebook, which acquired WhatsApp in 2014, will use the information to provide better friend suggestions and targeted ads and offers to users of its own service.

By coordinating more with Facebook, we'll be able to do things like track basic metrics about how often people use our services and better fight spam on WhatsApp. And by connecting your phone number with Facebook's systems, Facebook can offer better friend suggestions and show you more relevant ads if you...

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06:37
New Assets Generator Plus for OS X lets you create...

Accesources Pty has introduced Assets Generator Plus 1.0, an icon generation tool developed exclusively for the Mac. It allows developers to create icon asset catalogs for iOS, OS X or Android apps.

Simply drag and drop your icon into to Assets Generator Plus and click create asset catalog to get the job done in seconds. It provides automatic image naming. 

Assets Generator Plus 1.0 is available for $1.99 at the Mac App Store. It requires Mac OS X 10.9 or higher.

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06:34
New Assets Generator Plus for OS X lets you create...

Accesources Pty (http://www.accesources.com) has introduced Assets Generator Plus 1.0, an icon generation tool developed exclusively for the Mac. It allows developers to create icon asset catalogs for iOS, OS X or Android apps.

Simply drag and drop your icon into to Assets Generator Plus and click create asset catalog to get the job done in seconds. It provides automatic image naming.

Assets Generator Plus 1.0 is available for $1.99 at the Mac App Store. It requires Mac OS X 10.9 or higher.

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06:32
Supply chain sees tablet market expansion, with...

Apple is expected see consistent sales of its high-end offerings in the third calendar quarter of 2016, while other companies like Samsung and Amazon will be greatly impacted by the flood of "white box" generic tablets from Chinese manufacturers.

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06:32
News: Apple announces Apple Music Festival lineup...

Apple has announced the complete lineup of artists that will be performing at this year’s Apple Music Festival, scheduled to run from Sept. 18-30. The event will be headlined by popular artists including Alicia Keys, Bastille, Britney Spears, Calvin Harris, Chance The Rapper, Elton John, Michael Bublé, OneRepublic, Robbie Williams and The 1975, with the full lineup announced today on Beats 1 by London’s Julie Adenuga. Apple Music subscribers…

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06:27
AIC to launch all-flash VMware Virtual SAN Ready...

AIC (www.aicpc.com) will demonstrate its new all-flash VMware Virtual SAN Ready Node Solution at VMworld 2016 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas beginning Aug. 28. The new line of all-flash array hardware is built with memory and solid-state disks (SSDs) from Micron along with SAS host bus adapters from ATTO.

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06:24
Kool Tools: TRENDnet AC1900 Wi-Fi USB Adapter

TRENDnet’s (www.TRENDnet.com) $109.99 AC1900 High-Power Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter is designed to conveniently upgrade the wireless speeds on your desktop computer or laptop.

This adapter features high-power radio amplifiers and high-gain antennas to support speeds up 1300 Mbps on the Wireless AC band, and up to 600 Mbps on the wireless N band. In addition to the boost to your Wi-Fi speeds, TRENDnet's AC1900 wireless USB adapter expands the reach of your wireless network, and targeted beamforming technology directs stronger location-based wireless signals to your client devices.

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06:24
Spotify 1.0.36.124. - Stream music, create playlists...

Spotify is a streaming music service that gives you on-demand access to millions of songs. Whether you like driving rock, silky R&B, or grandiose classical music, Spotify's massive catalogue puts all your favorites within your reach. No streaming service offers a larger, more varied catalogue.

The music you love, whenever you want it

  • You're the DJ. Add stars to your favorite tracks, and create playlists. Spotify lets you keep your favorites close at hand.
  • Endless discovery. With built-in Related Artist suggestions, Spotify will help you discover your new favorite artists, albums, and tracks.
  • Make it social. Follow your favorite artists, share musical recommendations with friends, and more.



Version 1.0.36.124.:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.7 or later...

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06:23
OS X: Opening an App When You Log In

If you’ve ever wanted to force an app to open whenever you reboot or log in, this article’s for you! Or maybe you’ve got a program that keeps launching itself, and you’re wondering where the setting for that is so you can stop it from doing so. In either case, come on in and read today’s Quick Tip.


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06:17
Apple is granted patents for an automotive ‘head...

Rumors of an “Apple Car” continue unabated. Whether or not we see a full-fledged Apple-branded vehicle, the company is working on automotive technology. The company has been granted a patent (number 20160148897) for a “head unit” with auser-programmable button (physical or virtual) that would interact with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

A head unit in an vehicle can be programmed to use with the audio system. It could be used to bookmark a particular radio station. Modern head units are capable of utilizing the functionality of devices such as iPhones and iPads.

Apple says there’s a need to provide a “fast, efficient, and intuitive way for users to use affordances of a head unit to bookmark functionality on a connected phone or tablet.” The company’s plans call for a head unit to be able to request context information from an iOS device and store the context info in a physical or virtual button on the head unit.

Apple has also been granted a...

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06:13
Firefox 48.0.2 - Fast, safe Web browser.

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

The Web, as it's meant to be experienced

Features

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



Version 48.0.2:

  • Fix a startup crash issue caused by Websense (Windows only)



  • OS X 10.6 or later



Download...

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06:10
$19 billion: the ‘worst-case’ bill Apple could face...

JP Morgan, an investment banker for Apple, has said that the worst-case outcome of a long-running European Commission investigation into the legality of Apple’s European tax arrangements could be a back-tax bill of $19B. It had previously been estimated that the bill might amount to $8B.

The estimate was made as the US Treasury Department warned the European Commission about taking action against US companies over tax avoidance allegations, reports the BBC

more…

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06:08
Microsoft’s iPhone keyboard takes aim at Google with...

Verge:

Microsoft has released a big update for its Word Flow keyboard on the iPhone this week. The biggest addition is a new search interface that lets you find GIFs, emoji, images, contacts, and anything from Bing search results without leaving the keyboard. Microsoft’s GIF search feature copies the animated pictures into your clipboard, allowing you to paste them in. Word Flow will even pick out GIFs from words you type, so if you say “deal with it” in a message you’ll get a GIF icon that brings up the relevant image.

Interesting to see the keyboard as a point of search competition between Google and Bing.

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06:04
∞ A final tour of NYC’s “Original Apple Store”

[VIDEO] The doors closed for good yesterday. Terrific video, sad to see this day come.

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Soundjump Bluetooth Speaker

Today in iLounge Deals, you can get the Soundjump Bluetooth Speaker for only $104.99 — 30% off the regular price. This portable Bluetooth speaker features a removable 6,000 mAh Powerbank and dual custom 45mm full range drivers to deliver great sound wherever you happen to be. The removable battery is rechargeable separately, and can be used to charge your other devices directly when not inserted into the Soundjump. Get the Soundjump Bluetooth Speaker…

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05:59
Apple buys out vintage software collection on eBay

MacRumors:

An Apple collector who was selling his vintage Apple software collection on eBay received a surprise earlier this month when Apple itself bought out much of his software inventory for its software archives (via MacGeneration).

According to seller “Marcoguy,” he made several listings of various Apple CDs and received a message from someone asking to buy a dozen discs. When he went to ship the package, he noticed it was going to 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino, California, Apple’s corporate address. Upon asking the buyer about the purchase, he was told that Apple maintains a lab at its headquarters containing archived materials. “We were missing some of the disks that you placed on eBay,” wrote the buyer.

Fascinating.

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05:56
Bloomberg: Apple to take another swing at social

Bloomberg:

Apple Inc., seeking to capitalize on the popularity of social networks, is developing a video sharing and editing application and is testing new related features for its iPhone and iPad operating systems.

The early plans are part of a newly directed focus to integrate social networking applications within Apple’s mobile products and are a response to the success of social media-focused companies such as Facebook Inc. and Snapchat Inc., according to people familiar with Apple’s strategy. An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment.

And:

Now Apple is starting to develop a video sharing app that allows users to record video, apply filters and drawings to the media — much like Snapchat does — and send it to contacts or via existing social networks such as Twitter Inc., according to the people familiar with its development. The software is currently being designed to be used mostly with one hand and with the intention that video could be shot, edited...

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05:53
Rumor: Apple is developing a Facebook/Snapchat...

Apple is developing a video sharing and editing app for iOS devices, according to Bloomberg, quoting unnamed “people familiar with the matter.” The plans are reportedly part of a new focus to integrate social networking applications.

Bloomberg says it’s a response to the success of social media-focused companies such as Facebook and Snapchat. The video sharing app, due next year, will purportedly allow users to record video, apply filters and drawings to the media -- much like Snapchat does -- and send it to contacts or via existing social networks such as Twitter.

The software is currently being designed to be used mostly with one hand and with the intention that video could be shot, edited, and uploaded in less than one minute, according to Bloomberg. The article adds that the app is being...

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05:47
The Xcode car

Love Xcode? Now you can drive one.

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05:44
What’s coming in the next generation of emoji

Emojipedia:

Unicode this month released a draft update to TR-51, or in human terms, the document that describes what’s-what’s what in emoji standards.

This draft is for Unicode Emoji Version 4.0: an update to Unicode’s emoji documentation which can be released outside of the annual Unicode Standard release schedule.

Five notable additions:

  • Gendered Emojis
  • New Professional Emojis
  • New Flags
  • Emoji Upgrades to Non-Emoji Characters
  • Additional Skin Tone Support

Read the original post for full details.

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05:43
Alicia Keys, Elton John, Michael Bublé, OneRepublic...

Apple’s Apple Music Festival will return to London's legendary Roundhouse this September for a 10th anniversary celebration of live music, curated exclusively by Apple Music for fans around the world.

The full lineup was announced today by Julie Adenuga, the London voice of Beats 1, an Apple Music radio station that celebrates the best new music every day. She says Apple Music lets fans get even closer to their favorite performers during the Apple Music Festival with exclusive playlists, artist news and backstage interviews throughout September. The 10 spectacular nights of live performances will be made available live and on-demand to Apple Music members in 100 countries on their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC, Apple TV and Android phones. 

“Over the past decade, the Festival has brought the biggest and best artists from all over the world to London and into the homes of millions of music fans,” said Oliver Schusser, Apple’s vice president of International Content...

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05:38
What happens when you bomb a testbed PC with malware...

Terrific tweet-storm. Incredibly galling. Makes me wonder what’s lurking in the cavernous depths of my Mac.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:37
Apple Music Festival returns to London in September

Apple’s Apple Music Festival will return to London's legendary Roundhouse this September for a 10th anniversary celebration of live music, curated exclusively by Apple Music for fans around the world.

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05:34
Future iPhones & iPads could video thieves and...

An Apple patent noted by Patently Apple describes how iOS devices could make it very easy to police to identify thieves by automatically taking photos and video of them, and capturing their fingerprint data via the Touch ID sensor.

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05:33
Hmmm, this logo sure looks familiar

Wired:

Google is in the midst of rolling out its newest mobile operating system, Android N, and with it comes a new logo. And it looks maybe a little … familiar? The N that folds over itself like a piece of ribbon? Graphic design trends—like all trends, really—come and go. And right now designers can’t get enough of these 3-D visual identities. Look around and you’ll begin to notice colorful, angular graphics that wrap around and fold over themselves like materials from a craft store.

Follow the link, scroll through the sequence of logos. There’s definitely a trend emerging here.

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05:30
Apple invents Sapphire Coating Equipment to...

Prior to Apple's chapter with GT Advanced Technologies to produce sapphire glass for future devices, Apple had invented a new way of manufacturing near defect-free sapphire designed for iOS devices like the iPhone. In fact Apple has many patents relating improving and working with sapphire glass. Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple titled "Electronic Devices with Sapphire-Coated Substrates." The invention is designed to add a sapphire coating to future OLED displays ...

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05:26
Pixelmator 3.5.1

Maintenance release with a number of improvements and bug fixes for the image editing app. ($29.99 new, free update, 55 MB)

 

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05:16
Apple Working on Video-Sharing Social Network App...

Apple is working on its own social networking app, in the style of Facebook and Snapchat, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The company, "seeking to capitalize on the popularity of social networks," will focus on video in the new app, letting users record a video, edit it, apply a filter, add doodles, and then send it out to friends. Apple's goal is said to make the app quick and easy to use, with one-handed controls and an interactive process that includes shooting, editing, and uploading videos "in less than one minute."

Apple and CEO Tim Cook are said to be looking to its services business to continue to increase profit as its hardware sales slow down amid a...

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05:15
String in macOS Sierra beta code points to possible...

It’s the beta code that sometimes points out nifty Mac hardware to come.

Next-gen Macs may support USB 3.1 Gen 2, enabling peripheral speeds up to a maximum 10 gigabits per second according to code strings found in the latest macOS Sierra beta build.

A string in the Sierra beta mentions SuperSpeed+, a term reserved for Gen 2 ports. In fact it also specifically cites the 10-gigabit speed cap, twice as fast as Gen 1.

It’s thought that Apple could include USB 3.1 Gen 2 on future iMacs and MacBook Pro notebooks, which are expected to be announced sometime this fall. Support seems likely for Thunderbolt 3, which is cross-compatible with USB 3.1 Gen 2 and offers native speeds up to 40 gigabits per second, and DisplayPort...

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05:15
Apple to take on Snapchat, Facebook in 2017 with new...

Apple is said to be looking to tiptoe into the social media space again, both expanding social media sharing within its OS suites, and building a Snapchat-like video and image sharing service for a 2017 launch.

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05:00
Prisma app updated to 2.4, adds offline mode, neural...

Prisma, the photo filter and effects app developed by Prisma Labs for iOS, has been updated to version 2.4.

The new version adds the following fixes and changes:
– New offline mode removes the need for an Internet connection.

– Instagram pics and selfies support.

– New “Philanthropic” styles allows users to donate $1 to an Elbi charity.

Prisma is available for free and requires iOS 8.0 or later to install and run.

If you’ve tried the new version of Prisma and have any feedback to offer, let us know in the comments.

Via the App Store

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05:00
Gadget Ogling: Musical Pizza Boxes, Backup Backpacks...


Call it a gimmick if you must, but I'm very much into the idea of having a pizza box that doubles as a turntable. Pizza Hut partnered with Novalia to make the box, which includes pitch and volume controls, a mixer, and touch-sensitive decks. Using printed electronics, DJs can crossfade, rewind and even scratch. The box pairs with smartphones and computers using Bluetooth and works with DJ software. I'm glad this is not a set of true physical turntables, as the idea of placing delicate vinyls anywhere close to a greasy pizza box makes me queasy.

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04:52
Tim Cook hosts fundraiser for Hillary Clinton...

We reported last month that Apple CEO Tim Cook was to host a political fundraiser for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, and the event took place last night. Apple’s environmental initiatives VP Lisa Jackson – a board member of the Clinton Foundation charity – was also in attendance.

Attendees had to hand over anything from $2,700 to $50,000 to attend the event, which took place at a private residence in Los Altos, and a couple of them shared some photos and a short video clip …

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Filed under: Apple...

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04:35
External Link: Charting Tim Cook’s 5-Year...

As of this week, Tim Cook has been permanent CEO of Apple for five years, which gives the punditocracy an excuse to opine ad nauseum about whether Cook is Apple’s best CEO ever or a poor excuse for Steve Jobs. Our take: let the numbers speak for themselves. Thanks to charts developed by Jan Dawson of Jackdaw Research, you can see just how Apple has evolved over the past five years. You can see just how dominant iPhone unit sales and revenues are, how the Services category is growing, the importance of China to Apple’s fortunes, and more.

 

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04:30
Mobile augmented reality users to approach 200...

Juniper Research says the mobile Augmented Reality (AR) market, is set to increase dramatically from 60 million unique users in 2013 to nearly 200 million in 2018. If Apple plans to get into the market, now is an opportune time.

The market will expand from the early adopting gaming segment and navigation based utility to becoming an integral part of the consumer’s ecosystem, according to the research group. Despite initial trepidation and single use applications of the technology, Juniper forecasts AR to become a key future platform for communication and commerce.

AR has a potential to engage a new generation of consumers in a unique manner, combining the personal nature of mobile devices with the Internet’s wealth of accessible information. Juniper’s report finds that as the market matures, the app ecosystem is set to expand rapidly over the forecast period. 

Initial innovations will stem from games...

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04:04
Apple working on its own Snapchat-style video-...

Bloomberg reports that Apple is to go head-to-head with Snapchat and Instagram by developing its own video-sharing app as part of a push to target younger users. The company is said to said to be motivated by the fact that social apps generate the greatest level of engagement on the iPhone, Facebook users averaging 50 minutes a day, Snapchat users 30 minutes.

The goal behind the project’s development is to offer simple video editing with tools that appeal to the generation of users growing up with Snapchat and Instagram, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans are private […]

Apple’s current plan calls for its project to become a...

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04:00
iHome SD63 earphones look great, sound okay

iHome's SD63 retro-style, hi-fidelity stereo headphones are cool looking, but didn't sit on my noggin especially well and lacked some oomph in the bass department. 

The SD63 headphones feature plush ear cushions and a headband, a six-foot coiled cord, volume control and pivoting earcups, all complemented by stylish chrome accents and design details. They look good -- though they're not quite as retro as I'd like -- and are comfortable. The earcups swivel for single-sided or freestyle monitoring. However, they never sat well on my head, tending to tilt out slightly from the bottom of my ears, which didn't help audio quality (more on that in a minute). 

The rotary volume control on the earcup housing is convenient. I never could get the volume up really high, though that's probably a good thing, as it will keep the careless from blowing out their eardrums. 

The SD63 is flexible, working with all music...

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03:59
Apple Reveals work on a Deadly Accurate 3D Depth...

With the iPhone 7 Plus including Apple's first dual lens 3D camera, every patent about 3D depth mapping could help to shed light on the technology behind Apple's new camera. A few of the latest patent reports covering this area of technology surfaced this summer (one and two) and today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published yet another patent application from Apple that's titled "Dynamic Beam Spot Size for Light Beam Scanning Device."

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03:13
Apple Music Festival London lineup announced:...

The Apple Music festival in London has been always been a staple of the fall pop music scene, but never has it been more integral to Apple’s operations than this year – when Apple Music is locked in a battle for supremacy among streaming services and Tim Cook is pushing services revenue as a replacement for Apple’s sagging hardware unit sales.

This year’s event will not only be available on Apple’s product lineup but also PCs, and for the first time through the Apple Music App on Android which launched in November of last year. That means a much wider audience. Today, Apple announced the headlining lineup …

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03:00
TV Everywhere apps aren't just for cable...

Cable-authenticated TV apps provide a secret stash of free video (we'll show you how to find them).

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02:50
Apple Continues to Advance iPhone Security Features...

Way back in 2010 Patently Apple covered a patent application showing that other new security features were on the way including taking a photo of the thief recording the thief's voice if they make a call. Since then Apple has added Touch ID to the iPhone and so they've now updated their security intellectual property to include this feature to assist authorities in catching an iPhone thief.

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02:05
Apple Announces Headliner Acts for Apple Music...

On Monday Apple announced the return of Apple Music Festival 10 to London in September for 10 exhilarating nights of live music. Today Apple provided a partial list of main headliners at the show which includes One Republic, Britney Spears ...

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01:59
Elton John and Britney Spears Among Apple Music...

Apple today announced the artist lineup for its 2016 Apple Music Festival, the free annual concert series that takes place at the London Roundhouse theater from September to 18 to September 30.

Headliners at the festival's 10th anniversary this year will include Alicia Keys, Bastille, Britney Spears, Calvin Harris, Chance The Rapper, Elton John, Michael Bublé, OneRepublic, Robbie Williams and The 1975, Apple revealed.

"Over the past decade, the Festival has brought the biggest and best artists from all over the world to London and into the homes of millions of music fans," said Oliver Schusser, Apple's VP of International Content. "This year's Apple Music Festival builds on that incredible legacy...

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01:29
Future iPhones might collect fingerprints, photos of...

An Apple patent application published on Thursday describes a method of storing an unauthorized user's biometric information, which can help strengthen security management or assist in device recovery and criminal prosecution in the case of a theft.

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00:08
Apple Music Festival to feature Elton John, Alicia...

Apple on Thursday announced the full lineup of its upcoming Apple Music Festival slated to kick off on Sept. 18 in London, where music industry icons like Elton John and Alicia Keys will take the stage at the historic Roundhouse theater with up and coming stars including Chance the Rapper and The 1975.

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Wednesday August 24

23:31
Apple published a new Press Release
20:59
BBEdit 11.6.1 - Powerful text and HTML editor.

BBEdit is the leading professional HTML and text editor for the Mac. Specifically crafted in response to the needs of Web authors and software developers, this award-winning product provides a plethora of features for editing, searching, and manipulation of text. BBEdit transforms text with high performance.

An intelligent interface provides easy access to BBEdit's best of class features including grep pattern matching, search and replace across multiple files, function navigation and syntax coloring for numerous source code languages, FTP and SFTP open and save, AppleScript, Perl, and OS X Unix scripting support, glossary support, and a complete set of HTML tools.



Version 11.6.1:

Additions

  • The "Options" panel in the Multi-File Search window now provides control over whether to search Git ignored files or not.
  • The file filter popup menu for disk browsers and project windows (available under the magnifying glass...
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20:59
OmniGraffle Pro 6.6.1 - Create diagrams, flow charts...

OmniGraffle Pro helps you draw beautiful diagrams, family trees, flow charts, org charts, layouts, and (mathematically speaking) any other directed or non-directed graphs. We've had people use Graffle to plan plotlines for a story, make an overview of an operating system, show the evolution of computers, and even show how diseases can spread in a closed population. If you want to organize your thoughts, your projects, or even your friends graphically, using boxes and lines, OmniGraffle is your tool.

OmiGraffle Professional has all of the great features in 6.0, plus a powerful toolset for advanced document creation and editing options. For the pro user who's looking for an in-depth diagramming application that's still priced below the competition, you've come to the right place.



Version 6.6.1:

  • PDF Export crash on macOS 10.12 Sierra - Fixes a crash when exporting a PDF on macOS 10.12 Sierra.
  • Closing window on macOS 10....
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20:59
OmniGraffle 6.6.1 - Create diagrams, flow charts,...

OmniGraffle helps you draw beautiful diagrams, family trees, flow charts, org charts, layouts, and (mathematically speaking) any other directed or non-directed graphs. We've had people use Graffle to plan plotlines for a story, make an overview of an operating system, show the evolution of computers, and even show how diseases can spread in a closed population. If you want to organize your thoughts, your projects, or even your friends graphically using boxes and lines, OmniGraffle is your tool.



Version 6.6.1:

  • PDF Export crash on macOS 10.12 Sierra - Fixes a crash when exporting a PDF on macOS 10.12 Sierra.
  • Closing window on macOS 10.12 Sierra - Fixes a crash when closing a window on macOS 10.12 Sierra.
  • Localizations - Updated help documentation localizations



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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20:59
Dropbox 8.4.21 - Cloud backup and synchronization...

Dropbox is an application that creates a special Finder folder that automatically syncs online and between your computers. It allows you to both backup files and keep them up-to-date between systems.

Note: You must first sign up to use Dropbox.

The Dropbox application is available for OS X, Windows, and Linux. A video on the site explains more.



Version 8.4.21:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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20:59
BetterTouchTool 1.84 - 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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20:59
ScreenFlow 6.1 - Create screen recordings.

ScreenFlow is powerful, easy-to-use screencasting software for the Mac. With ScreenFlow you can record the contents of your entire monitor while also capturing your video camera, microphone and your computer audio. The easy-to-use editing interface lets you creatively edit your video, and add additional images, text, music and transitions for a truly professional-looking video. The finished result is a QuickTime or Windows Media movie, ready for publishing to your Web site or blog or directly to YouTube or Vimeo. Use ScreenFlow to create high-quality software demos, tutorials, app previews, training, presentations and more.



Version 6.1:

Major Changes

  • Optimized Animated GIF support
    • Implemented two-pass encoding for GIF export
    • Implemented dithering methods 'Error Diffusion’ and 'Ordered’
    • Added dithering Strength - Low, Medium, and High for additional customization capability
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20:59
f.lux 37.7 - Adjusts the color of your display based...

f.lux makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.

Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow? Or wake up ready to write down the Next Great Idea, and get blinded by your computer screen? During the day, computer screens look good - they're designed to look like the sun. But, at 9 p.m., 10 p.m., or 3 a.m., you probably shouldn't be looking at the sun. It's even possible that you're staying up too late because of your computer. You could use f.lux because it makes you sleep better, or you could just use it just because it makes your computer look better.

Tell f.lux what kind of lighting you have, and where you live. Then forget about it. f.lux will do the rest, automatically.



Version 37.7:

  • Fixes a disable bug
  • A fix for f.lux staying active during the day on newer El Capitan builds



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18:46
What You Need to Know about the U.S. Defending Apple...

Apple has an interesting—and powerful—ally in an ongoing feud with the European Commission (EC). The U.S. Treasury Department published a white paper Wednesday that condemed EC investigations into Apple and other U.S. companies’ tax practices. Bryan Chaffin breaks down what you need to know about the situation.


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18:15
Frank Ocean's Apple Music releases potentially...

After four years out of the spotlight, Frank Ocean last week debuted not one, but two new albums on Apple Music. And while the rare double release delighted fans, it raised the ire of one of the world's biggest record labels, potentially marking the beginning of the end for streaming exclusives.

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17:45
Google app on iOS updated with expanded 3D Touch...

The Google app on iOS has today been updated to version 18.0, expanding support for 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. While the app first gained support for 3D Touch back in December, today’s update brings the feature to more aspects of the app.

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16:36
Apple ceases code signing for iOS 9.3.2 and iOS 9.3....

Apple on Wednesday stopped signing code for iOS 9.3.2 and iOS 9.3.3, meaning device users who upgraded to the most recent iOS 9.3.4 version, or who have not yet upgraded from iOS 9.3.1, are no longer able to access the release.

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16:14
Report: Universal Music to no longer agree to any...

The battle for exclusive streaming rights to music content is heating up between services like Apple Music and Tidal. Universal Music Group, however, has apparently had it with single-platform exclusive streaming deals and will no longer agree to them, according to Billboard.

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16:07
Following iOS 9.3.4 security release, Apple no...

Apple today stopped signing iOS 9.3.3, effectively ending user’s ability to either upgrade or downgrade to that version of iOS. Apple also today stopped signing iOS 9.3.2.

In most circumstances, such a signing closure wouldn’t be noteworthy, but since a jailbreak was released for iOS 9.3.3, it’s worth noting. more…

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16:00
U.S. Treasury Criticizes EU Tax Probe ahead of Apple...

Starting in February, Patently Apple posted a report titled "U.S. Treasury Secretary Calls on the EU Commission to Reconsider their Tax Probes targeting U.S. Companies," followed by a report in March titled "U.S. Treasury Investigates Retaliatory Measures against the EU's Aggressive Investigation of Apple & Others." Earlier today the U.S. Treasury Department published a white paper on the matter titled "The European Commission's Recent State Aid Investigations of Transfer Pricing Rulings," and concluded by stating ...

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15:45
Apple suggests five new professional emoji be added...

As the Unicode Consortium evaluates a proposed update to emoji standards that includes new Google-recommended characters representing various professions, Apple in August submitted its own suggestion to add another five jobs to the list.

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15:35
AWT News Update: August 24, 2016

In our Apple news headlines for this afternoon:

  • Be sure to join Team AWT and enter into our giveaway for a Drobo 5Dt by clicking this link.
  • Apple wants some new "professional" emoji to be added to Unicode
  • Code hidden inside the latest macOS Sierra beta shows that future Macs may support second-generation USB 3.1 and Thunderbolt 3
  • Tim Cook unlocked a big, big bonus for himself today
  • The US Treasury Department chastised the European Commission's Competition Directorate in a white paper issued today, based on the directorate's pursuit of back taxes from Apple

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15:26
BBEdit 11.6.1

Adds a number of Git-related enhancements. ($49.99 new, free update, 14 MB)

 

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15:08
U.S. Treasury Department wants Ireland tax judgement...

The U.S. Treasury Department has issued a special white paper and is threatening to "consider potential responses" should the European Commission demand that Ireland collect billions of euros in back taxes from Apple., reports the Financial Times (as noted by AppleInsider).

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew has previously met with European Union antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager as she prepares to deliver a final verdict on a probe into Apple’s tax affairs in Ireland. Lew reportedly contacted Vestager urging her to avoid ordering any collection of back taxes from the Cupertino, California-based company. Conflict over trans-Atlantic tax practices escalated in February as Lew complained to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker that U.S. firms are unfair...

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15:01
ACM 374: The Apple Narrative, Music Industry...

Adam Christianson joins Bryan Chaffin in this week’s ACM to discuss Apple’s recent efforts to more directly control its narrative. They also chat about Universal Music Group’s directive to stop doing exclusive streaming deals, and the deserved demise of Samsung’s Milk.


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14:58
Notable apps and app updates for Aug. 24, 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.

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

Anthropics Technology has launched PortraitPro Body, dedicated full body retouching software. The new software is designed to simplify and speed up body photo editing. 

PortraitPro Body allows you to retouch upper body and full-length portrait photos,. Its technology is based on academic research into human appearance and on extensive training in human body shape and beauty, which ensures fast automation and the most appropriate, fully adjustable results, according to the folks at Anthropics Technology. 

PortraitPro Body retouching software is available in two editions - the $39.95 Standard (standalone) and $59.95 Studio (standalone and...

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14:49
macOS Sierra beta points to future Macs equipped...

Upcoming Macs may support USB 3.1 Gen 2, enabling peripheral speeds up to a maximum 10 gigabits per second, code discovered in macOS Sierra suggests.

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14:45
Suspect order assembly sheet purports to confirm...

A noted smartphone product leaker known for collecting data from Chinese manufacturers has published an assembly sheet for the "iPhone 7," but there does not appear to be any clear designation on the paper that directly points to Apple as the client.

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13:53
Apple asks Unicode Consortium to add 5 new emoji,...

Update: Unicode has actually responded to Apple’s requested and detailed all of the changes that will come with Emoji 4.0, including 16 new professional emoji.

Following the emoji redesign with iOS 10, Apple has recently asked the Unicode Consortium to add 5 new emoji to the existing catalog of options. Apple’s Peter Edberg, who has been a software engineer at the company for 28 years, reached out to the Unicode Technical Committee recently, sharing mockups of the five new emoji.

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13:45
Zika virus' effects are broader than first...

The Zika virus is primarily known to cause microcephaly (small heads) in the babies of infected mothers, but its effects may be wider-ranging than first thought. A Harvard-led study has conducted brain scans of 45 Brazilian babies from Zika-stricken...

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13:35
US Treasury takes last stab at deterring tax...

The U.S. Treasury Department issued a special white paper on Wednesday, threatening that it will "consider potential responses" should the European Commsission demand that Ireland collect billions of euros in back taxes from Apple.

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13:29
New York's Bryant Park is tracking visitor...

Like any other potential advertising space, New York City's Bryant Park needs information about its visitors in order to attract potential sponsors. To gather that information, the private Bryant Park Corporation, which runs the city-owned park, has...

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13:27
Microsoft updates Word Flow keyboard on iOS w/ new...

Microsoft officially launched its Word Flow keyboard on iOS earlier this year, and today the app has received a significant update, bringing its version number to 2.0. The update includes a host of new features, including some that rival what Apple is bringing to the Messages app keyboard with iOS 10.

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13:25
News: Universal calls an end to exclusives amid...

Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge has sent out an email to UMG executives according to The Leftsetz Letter, announcing that the company will be prohibiting the practice of exclusive music streaming deals. The move comes on the heels of exclusive releases by artists such as Frank Ocean, and scathing remarks by music industry analyst and critic Bob Lefsetz, who published an open letter this past weekend, stating that Apple should be “investigated…

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13:17
macOS Sierra Code Confirms Thunderbolt 3 and 10Gb/s...

Code discovered within the macOS Sierra beta suggests the operating system will include support for second-generation USB 3.1 transfer speeds of up 10Gb/s, hinting at hardware upgrades that will be included in future Macs set to be released later this year.

Found in a localizable text string in macOS Sierra by 9to5Mac, the code points to support for "Super Speed Plus," another name for the faster 10Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 2 specification. Current Macs (and OS X El Capitan) only support current-generation USB 3.1, capable of reaching transfer speeds of up to 5Gb/s, so the obvious conclusion is that Apple is planning to add USB 3.1 Gen 2 support to its upcoming Mac machines.

Apple's new Macs almost always include support for the latest USB and Thunderbolt specifications...

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13:05
VR game developers prefer the HTC Vive, grapple with...

The decision to get a high-end virtual reality headset is as much about the software selection as the technology itself. So which platform is getting the most attention from developers? Apparently, it's HTC's Vive. A UBM Game Network industry repo...

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13:00
Safari Extensions in Safari 10

Create Safari Extensions that give users access to your app’s best features as they browse the web. Xcode makes it simple to add Safari Extensions to your existing app by using an App Extensions template. Easily develop your extensions using powerful, native APIs and web technologies. And coming this fall with macOS Sierra, you can sell and distribute apps with Safari Extensions on the Mac App Store. Learn more about Safari Extensions.

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13:00
Safari Extensions in Safari 10

Create Safari Extensions that give users access to your app’s best features as they browse the web. Xcode makes it simple to add Safari Extensions to your existing app by using an App Extensions template. Easily develop your extensions using powerful, native APIs and web technologies. And coming this fall with macOS Sierra, you can sell and distribute apps with Safari Extensions on the Mac App Store. Learn more about Safari Extensions.

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12:52
External Link: John Gruber’s Postmortem of Vesper

It’s always fascinating to read an insider’s perspective, and doubly so when it comes from someone whose day job is industry analysis. That combination makes John Gruber’s postmortem of Vesper on Daring Fireball all the more interesting for those curious about what makes some apps succeed and others fail. Vesper was a note-taking app developed by Q Branch, a company made up of Gruber, designer Dave Wiskus, and developer Brent Simmons, who is well known for apps such as Glassboard, MarsEdit, and NetNewsWire. Gruber attributed Vesper’s failure to generate enough revenue to bad timing with regard to iOS 7, shipping the iPhone app before the Mac app, competition from Apple’s Notes, and not switching to a subscription model. His evaluation should be required reading for any developer considering making a productivity app for the Apple ecosystem.

 

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12:49
Apple’s macOS Sierra beta hints at faster 10 Gbps...

Apple has supported USB 3.1 since 2015’s single-port MacBook release, but both it and the updated 2016 model feature the Gen 1 flavor of USB 3.1. Despite its name, USB 3.1 Gen 1 is basically rebranded USB 3.0, also known as SuperSpeed USB. That means that like USB 3.0, transfer speeds max out at 5 Gbps.

With the upcoming release of macOS Sierra, however, there are strong indications that rumored new Mac hardware will support faster USB 3.1 Gen 2 speeds. more…

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12:45
Apple Under Tim Cook: More Socially Responsible,...

Let's talk about Apple, unarguably one of the most remarkable companies on the face of the earth. (Remarkable doesn't necessarily mean great -- it just means that the company is something worth making a remark). You can like it, or hate it, but you can simply not ignore Apple. But what's the occasion, you ask? It's been five years since Tim Cook took over as Apple CEO. (Editor's note: auto-playing video ahead, which may annoy you) Under his leadership, Apple has grown to become the world's most successful company, doubling the stock price and registering a staggering 84 percent growth in its net worth. Media outlets are abuzz with articles, analysis, and over-analysis of Tim Cook's Apple today. Some excerpts from a CNN article: Apple's culture has changed noticeably, both for the better and the worse. [...] If Jobs put a dent in the universe through Apple's coveted products, Cook is making his mark by highlighting the importance of social efforts: LGBT rights, philanthropy,...

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12:40
Sun-powered bacteria turn nasty CO2 into helpful...

Cars emit polluting carbon dioxide (CO2) when they burn gas, but what if you could reverse the process? Scientists from the University of Washington have engineered a bacteria that can do just that: pull CO2 from the air and, using sunlight, convert...

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12:30
iFixit report claims 'Touch Disease'...

Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are almost two years old, and their age is starting to show.

According to iFixit, a manufacturing defect is affecting a growing number of iPhone 6 Plus devices, and some iPhone 6 units. The defect creates an unresponsive touchscreen and shows a flickering grey bar at the top of the display. Eventually, the touchscreen stops working entirely.

Repair experts were the first to point out the the defect, dubbed “Touch Disease,” but have yet to find what causes the bug. It could be simply linked to everyday wear-and-tear, which means that “millions” of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices could be potentially vulnerable, according to iFixit.

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12:27
Putting your home on the market? Coldwell Banker...

The real-estate company has a DIY staging kit that will quickly transform an ordinary home into a smart home to impress potential buyers. But the deal isn't limited to home-sellers.

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12:20
Pandora's new internet radio station is curated...

Pandora may be prepping a Spotify-like subscription for launch, but that's not keeping the internet radio service from ramping up its original content. Today, the company announced that it's partnering with The Roots drummer and DJ Questlove on a new...

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12:05
∞ Orcas hunting seal, seal jumps in boat

He thinks it was intense for him and his passengers. Imagine how that poor little seal felt.

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12:00
Video: All about Team AWT and our Drobo 5Dt giveaway

The video says it all!

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12:00
Adult Swim is publishing 'ToeJam and Earl: Back...

Adult Swim Games is stepping in to publish an all-new ToeJam and Earl game 25 years after the original made its Sega Genesis debut.

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11:59
How to use your iPhone to see what political...

Facebook stores a significant amount of data on every user, including details about devices and operating systems you've used to access the service, and what political affiliation you may be. Here's how to find out what the world's largest social network knows about you.

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11:45
Zus MFi-Certified Kevlar Lightning Cable: $19.99

We have a deal for you today on a Zus MFi-certified Kevlar Lightning cable. As the name suggests, this 4-foot cable is sheathed in a mix of Kevlar and nylon. I’ve been using a couple of these Zus cables for a while now, and they’re excellent. I’d much rather spend a little more on a cable that lasts than replace cheap cables that break. YMMV, of course, but that’s my preference. You can get this one through our deal for $19.99.


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11:43
Digital video formats not as popular as discs, VHS...

Here’s an opportunity for Apple to sell more TV shows and movies on iTunes (if they can figure out a good sales pitch): according to a new GfK study (as noted by Variety) a majority of consumers has never rented or bought a digital copy of a movie or TV show. What’s more, the average digital media collection is much smaller than physical disc collections or even VHS collections have been on average.

Forty-six percent of consumers have ever bought or rented a digital movie or TV show, according to GfK’s recent Home Technology Monitor. In contrast, 86%of consumers have rented or bought a DVD or Blu-ray in the past, and 78% have done so with a VHS tape.

Thirty-three percent of consumers who do rent digital movies do so every month, compared to...

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11:34
New scam targets iTunes and Apple app store customers

Apple customers are being targeted with a new scam involving invoices containing fake iTunes, App Store or Netflix purchases, according to This is Money. The bogus emails claim that someone has been shopping using your Apple account. 

The scam mails, adorned with the Apple logo to look legit, claim that say someone has bought music on iTunes or purchased a new annual Netflix subscription with your account. You’re told to click on a “refund” link, where you’re asked to fill in your credit card info.

Don’t. The cyber-crooks will steal your bank details. Apple says to ignore the emails. The company says it would never ask for bank details or the three-digit security code on the back of your card by email

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11:31
Siri and Apple’s Machine Learning Are About to Get a...

Siri, as we’ve know her (or him), has been both a blessing and a frustration. The technology, when it works is brilliant, but when its limitations are exposed, it can be very frustrating. Our appetite for a stellar chatbot companion has merely been whetted, and we’re about to get it. From Apple. On its terms. With privacy.


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11:31
Hackers target Leslie Jones, post nude photos to her...

Leslie Jones, the Ghostbusters and SNL star who has been the target of vicious online harassment this summer, has fallen victim to a hack that compromised her personal photos and info. According to Variety, Jones' website was hacked and nude photos f...

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11:30
BetterTouchTool 1.84 - 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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11:26
Typinator 6.10

Brings 50 improvements and bug fixes to the text expansion tool (€24.99 new, free update, 7.4 MB)

 

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11:20
People will lie to robots to avoid hurting their...

In the future, it's possible that robots will be able to prey on our emotions. Or at least, behave in a way that makes us sympathetic towards them. Research carried out by the University College London (UCL) and the University of Bristol has discover...

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11:17
Dropbox 8.4.21 - Cloud backup and synchronization...

Dropbox is an application that creates a special Finder folder that automatically syncs online and between your computers. It allows you to both backup files and keep them up-to-date between systems.

Note: You must first sign up to use Dropbox.

The Dropbox application is available for OS X, Windows, and Linux. A video on the site explains more.



Version 8.4.21:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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11:00
Honor's latest dual-camera smartphone comes to...

After Asia, Europe is typically the next destination for new devices from Huawei's Honor brand. Though the new Honor 8 was recently announced for the US market (read our full hands-on here), the smartphone is actually launching first in Europe, where...

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10:58
Microsoft updates Word Flow iOS keyboard with built-...

Microsoft has released a significant 2.0 upgrade of its Word Flow keyboard for the iPhone, mainly adding a wide range of integrated search functions.

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10:57
[Sponsor] Squarespace

If you’re a regular reader, then you already know our sponsor. But in case you don’t, meet Squarespace: the all-in-one platform for creating beautiful websites. Of course, sometimes a website isn’t what you need. That’s why they also offer Cover Pages and Commerce. Not quite ready for a blog, photo gallery, and all the rest? Create a simple yet striking single page website with Cover Pages. Ready to take your small business to the next level? Create a powerful online store with Commerce. Learn which product is right for you. Use the offer code DARING to save 10 percent at checkout.

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10:54
OmniGraffle Pro 6.6.1 - Create diagrams, flow charts...

OmniGraffle Pro helps you draw beautiful diagrams, family trees, flow charts, org charts, layouts, and (mathematically speaking) any other directed or non-directed graphs. We've had people use Graffle to plan plotlines for a story, make an overview of an operating system, show the evolution of computers, and even show how diseases can spread in a closed population. If you want to organize your thoughts, your projects, or even your friends graphically, using boxes and lines, OmniGraffle is your tool.

OmiGraffle Professional has all of the great features in 6.0, plus a powerful toolset for advanced document creation and editing options. For the pro user who's looking for an in-depth diagramming application that's still priced below the competition, you've come to the right place.



Version 6.6.1:

  • PDF Export crash on macOS 10.12 Sierra - Fixes a crash when exporting a PDF on macOS 10.12 Sierra.
  • Closing window on macOS 10....
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10:52
OmniGraffle 6.6.1 - Create diagrams, flow charts,...

OmniGraffle helps you draw beautiful diagrams, family trees, flow charts, org charts, layouts, and (mathematically speaking) any other directed or non-directed graphs. We've had people use Graffle to plan plotlines for a story, make an overview of an operating system, show the evolution of computers, and even show how diseases can spread in a closed population. If you want to organize your thoughts, your projects, or even your friends graphically using boxes and lines, OmniGraffle is your tool.



Version 6.6.1:

  • PDF Export crash on macOS 10.12 Sierra - Fixes a crash when exporting a PDF on macOS 10.12 Sierra.
  • Closing window on macOS 10.12 Sierra - Fixes a crash when closing a window on macOS 10.12 Sierra.
  • Localizations - Updated help documentation localizations



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10:40
Uber partners with startup Betterment to offer...

Previously, Uber hasn't exactly treated its drivers with the same kind of respect and fairness you'd expect from an employer of its stature. With several lawsuits in the works surrounding the company's avoidance of offering traditional benefits, it s...

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10:34
Music industry analyst: Apple should be investigated...

On Saturday singer/songwriter/rapper Frank Ocean on Saturday debuted his new album, Blonde, on Apple Music and iTunes — as a two-week windowed exclusive on Apple's streaming music service. Some folks are’t happy about it.

Lucian Grange has sent out an email to Universal executives today ending all future exclusives with Universal artists. Those artists include Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Kanye West,The Weekend, and Kendrick Lamar among others.

The news was shared by Bob Lefsetz, a music industry analyst and critic, who penned a letter over the weekend in response to Blonde's deal with Apple. He says that the Cupertino, California-based company should be investigated by the government for antitrust. 

He writes: “Because there’s a conspiracy between Apple Music and the...

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10:28
f.lux 37.7 - Adjusts the color of your display based...

f.lux makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.

Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow? Or wake up ready to write down the Next Great Idea, and get blinded by your computer screen? During the day, computer screens look good - they're designed to look like the sun. But, at 9 p.m., 10 p.m., or 3 a.m., you probably shouldn't be looking at the sun. It's even possible that you're staying up too late because of your computer. You could use f.lux because it makes you sleep better, or you could just use it just because it makes your computer look better.

Tell f.lux what kind of lighting you have, and where you live. Then forget about it. f.lux will do the rest, automatically.



Version 37.7:

  • Fixes a disable bug
  • A fix for f.lux staying active during the day on newer El Capitan builds



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10:20
'Halo 5: Forge' reaches PCs on September...

It won't take much longer before you can get a taste of Halo 5 on your PC. Microsoft and 343 Industries have revealed that Halo 5: Forge, the multiplayer level creation experience, will reach Windows 10 on September 8th. As mentioned earlier, it's al...

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10:02
Twitter Steps Up Counterterrorism Efforts


Twitter last week announced it had suspended 235,000 accounts since February for promoting terrorism, bringing to 360,000 the total number of suspensions since mid-2015.
Daily suspensions have increased more than 80 percent since last year, spiking immediately after terrorist attacks. Twitter's response time for suspending reported accounts, the length of time offending accounts are active on its platform, and the number of followers they draw all have decreased dramatically, the company said.

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10:00
Microsoft's Word Flow keyboard gets a Bing...

Microsoft's Word Flow keyboard for iPhone just got a significant upgrade this week, adding a search engine for emoji, GIFs, and more from Bing.

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09:56
Obduction, Myst’s Spiritual Successor, is now...

Years in the making, today Cyan released Obduction which, as they term it, is the “spiritual successor” to their immensely popular game, Myst. Like its predecessor, Oduction is built to take you on an immersive and non-linear story through worlds of wonder and mystery. From first looks, it seems fantastic. Many of us have been waiting a long time for this and now it’s here for us to play. Kickstarter backers get the Mac version today, and Cyan indicates that a general release of the Mac version is “coming soon.” Related: I’ll be busy for the rest of the day. You might be, too.


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09:52
Should Apple Add a Privacy Feature to the iMac'...

Do you remember back in June when we learned that the director of the FBI James Comey and Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg taped over the cameras on their respective computers?

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09:43
Seldom-seen photos show what America looked like in...

We’ve all seen these kinds of images in black and white but the color photos are just as interesting. What’s even more interesting to me is the comparisons to small towns I’ve ridden through in the US South. You still see these kinds of buildings and signage.

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09:40
Siri's voice to benefit from machine learning...

When iOS 10 arrives this fall -- most likely in September -- Siri's voice should sound a little more natural thanks to machine learning technology Apple is implementing, an interview revealed on Wednesday.

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09:40
Longest-ever aircraft takes damage in second flight

The future of air travel may have to wait a while. Airlander 10, Hybrid Air Vehicles' cross between an airplane and airship, suffered damage at the end of its second test flight. The longest-ever aircraft wrecked its cockpit when it nosedived on land...

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09:32
World’s largest aircraft crash lands its second...

Hard to describe this giant, ungainly looking aircraft’s end of flight as a crash. More like a bouncy castle coming to earth too rapidly.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: PNY 256GB Flash Drive $48,...

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

PNY’s very highly-rated Turbo 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive is down...

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09:26
Apple Music's Reliance on Exclusives Coming...

In the wake of the much-anticipated launch of Frank Ocean's new album "Blonde," Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge has sent out an email to UMG executives, saying that the company is prohibiting the practice of exclusive music streaming moving forward (via The Lefsetz Letter). The email officially ends "all future exclusives with Universal artists," meaning popular artists like Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, and The Weeknd could all be affected by the change since they each belong to labels owned by UMG.

The news was shared by Bob Lefsetz, a music industry analyst and critic, who penned a letter over the weekend in response to Blonde's exclusive home on Apple...

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09:19
US Judge absolves Fitbit of corporate espionage...

In the ongoing case between Jawbone and Fitbit, a US International Trade Commission judge ruled Tuesday that Fitbit did not steal trade secrets from its major fitness tracking competitor. Last year, Jawbone accused Fitbit of infringing on multiple pa...

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09:01
Apple's Machine Learning Has Cut Siri's...

Steven Levy has published an in-depth article about Apple's artificial intelligence and machine learning efforts, after meeting with senior executives Craig Federighi, Eddy Cue, Phil Schiller, and two Siri scientists at the company's headquarters.

Apple provided Levy with a closer look at how machine learning is deeply integrated into Apple software and services, led by Siri, which the article reveals has been powered by a neural-net based system since 2014. Apple said the backend change greatly improved the personal assistant's accuracy."This was one of those things where the jump was so significant that you do the test again to make sure that somebody didn’t drop a decimal place...

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09:00
OneNote Class and Staff Notebooks are now available...

With back-to-school season in full swing or just about to get going in many countries, it’s a good time to reflect on the excitement around OneNote Class Notebooks and Staff Notebooks. The original OneNote Class Notebook app was in preview release during the summer of 2014 and went to general availability in October of 2014. Since then, we’ve had hundreds of thousands of teachers using the app in Office 365—resulting in millions of student notebooks created. We also just released some big updates for the 2016/2017 school year. In just one...

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09:00
Why young-adult video games are thriving

In the recent hit game Inside, you play a child on the run through a mysterious and horrifying surveillance state straight out of 1984. Oxenfree stars a group of teenagers with a complicated history arriving at a spooky island for an ill-advised camp...

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08:59
iOS 10’s new Bedtime feature

This is a feature I’m really looking forward to using. I haven’t slept well in many years, so it will be interesting to me to try to get on a schedule and track my patterns. Using the fitness rings and other health features in Apple Watch and iPhone have worked really good for me, so I’m confident this will help me too.

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08:58
Happy Hour Podcast 081 | GPS Apple Watch 2, iPhone 7...

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the state of Apple Pay and CarPlay displays, the rumored GPS-equipped Apple Watch 2, increasing iPhone 7 hype, and glorious iMessage Sticker Packs coming to iOS 10. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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08:50
The iBrain is here

While other companies do their innovation in public, Apple has always been very good at making things behind the scenes and only releasing them when they are ready for the general public to use.

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08:43
News: Apple reveals some of its upcoming AI...

Photo: Backchannel While Siri is the usual public focus of Apple’s artificial intelligence endeavors, a new Backchannel story points out that much of the behavior iPhone users notice in their device is also powered by the company’s increasing push to improve its AI. When the iPhone guesses which apps you’ll want to use next when you swipe your screen, that’s Apple’s AI at work, but the device also lashes together pieces…

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08:41
French & German interior ministers call on EU to...

In a joint press conference in Paris on Tuesday, the interior ministers of France and Germany called on the European Commission to enact laws that would give countries on-demand access to encrypted communications under some circumstances.

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08:39
Dyson's latest smart fan heats, cools and...

Dyson has expanded its lineup with The Pure Hot+Cool Link, a very expensive WiFi enabled fan that combines all the features of the Dyson Pure Hot+ Cool fan and Pure Cool Link. It can thermostatically cool, heat and purify the air, and connect with yo...

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08:38
Deals: $100 off 2016 12" MacBooks; 12.9"...

Shoppers this week can snap up triple-digit savings on 2016 12" MacBooks. Or pick up a refurbished 12.9" iPad Pro for $589.99 with a 2-year warranty. Accessories are also 30% off at Zagg with free shipping.

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08:22
Moto Z's Hasselblad camera add-on surfaces in...

When Motorola and Lenovo unveiled the Moto Z, they unveiled a host of MotoMods... except for one. Where was that camera add-on we'd seen in leaks? Apparently, it's still coming -- and it might be more than you were expecting. Moto G3 has come across...

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08:01
Microsoft's Word Flow iOS keyboard adds Gboard-...

Microsoft only introduced its iPhone keyboard—Word Flow for iPhone—in April and the company is already moving to version 2.0. The latest update from the Microsoft Garage project, which launched on Tuesday, adds some new search features that appear to be a direct response to Google’s Gboard that rolled out in mid-May.

Word Flow’s new GIF search.

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08:00
TMO Daily Observations 2016-08-24: Interview with...

This week TMO’s Daily Observations turns to the musical side of the Apple community. Today Andrew Tokuda, also known as Digital Droo joins Jeff Gamet to talk about creating his own music, working with MacAddict, and his own musical past, and his most popular song.


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08:00
The bottom line: Our quick verdict on the BlackBerry...

With a review headline that reads "cheap, secure and better than expected," you might expect the device in question to have earned a high score. As it turns out, this is a BlackBerry we're talking about, which is to say, "better than expected" doesn'...

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07:54
BBEdit 11.6.1 - Powerful text and HTML editor.

BBEdit is the leading professional HTML and text editor for the Mac. Specifically crafted in response to the needs of Web authors and software developers, this award-winning product provides a plethora of features for editing, searching, and manipulation of text. BBEdit transforms text with high performance.

An intelligent interface provides easy access to BBEdit's best of class features including grep pattern matching, search and replace across multiple files, function navigation and syntax coloring for numerous source code languages, FTP and SFTP open and save, AppleScript, Perl, and OS X Unix scripting support, glossary support, and a complete set of HTML tools.



Version 11.6.1:

Additions

  • The "Options" panel in the Multi-File Search window now provides control over whether to search Git ignored files or not.
  • The file filter popup menu for disk browsers and project windows (available under the magnifying glass...
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07:44
Fake 'iPhone 6 SE' Packaging Surfaces...

A handful of photos claimed to show packaging for a device called the "iPhone 6 SE" have surfaced online today, presumably countering rumors that the next iPhone will be called the iPhone 7, but the photos have quite clearly been digitally altered.

The photos have circulated on a number of sites with varying amounts of redaction, but the highest quality, least edited versions we've found were shared by frequent Weibo leaker "KK", who notes he collected them from other users and doesn't believe Apple will use the "iPhone 6 SE" name.

On the rear of the box shown in the photos, multiple lines of text have been Photoshopped, including both mentions of the name "iPhone6 SE," placing the six on the tail end of "iPhone" with none of Apple's traditional spacing. There are also font and background color discrepancies in the areas of the...

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07:40
A Design Defect Is Plaguing Many iPhone 6 and 6 Plus...

Evan Selleck, writing for iPhoneHacks (edited and condensed): For many iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners out there in the wild, a design defect is apparently causing some huge issues. Gadget repair firm iFixit has reported about a flaw dubbed "Touch Disease", which it claims is cropping up. With it, owners of the phones are experiencing, to start, a gray bar that appears at the very top of their display. And, for many others, the display itself becomes unresponsive to touch, or less responsive overall. In the blog post, iFixit says the problem stems from issues with the touchscreen controller chip, which is soldered onto the logic board. Interestingly enough, iFixit posits that the same internal design decisions that led to "Endgate" might be causing the issue leading to Touch Disease, too: "In both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the Touch IC chips connect to the logic board via an array of itty-bitty solder balls -- "like a plate resting on marbles," Jessa explains. Over time, as the...

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07:39
Steven Levy goes in-depth with Apple execs on...

A more intelligent and connected Siri has been one of the flagship features of recent iOS updates, and Steven Levy at Backchannel has a new interview with Apple execs that features a behind-the-scenes look at what goes in to Apple’s artificially intelligent assistant. The piece begins by detailing Siri’s voice recognition upgrade in 2014 when the system moved “to a neural-net based system” for US users and mentions yet another upgrade coming with iOS 10…

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07:37
China reveals images and details of its first Mars...

NASA's next-gen Mars rover might not be the only space vehicle heading to the red planet in 2020. China is apparently planning to deploy a rover of its own by July or August 2020, and the country has just released some mission details and computer-ge...

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07:29
Mac: Sony DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor

Launching in early Septemper, Sony’s new DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor ($25) will let Mac users connect the DualShock 4 controller from a PlayStation 4 to their computer. While specifically designed to bring a wireless experience to PS4 Remote Play for Mac, the adapter enables all of the controller’s features for any game, including the buttons, analog sticks, touch pad, light bar, motion sensors, vibration and stereo headset jack — provided the game in question supports those functions. A minimum 5Mbps connection is required for those using the controller with PS4 Remote Play, with Sony recommending a wired Internet connection for the optimal experience.
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07:15
Leap Motion wants picking up VR objects to feel...

Virtual reality is more immersive when you can pick up objects with your bare hands, rather than a controller or a pair of wand-style remotes. Leap Motion is one of the frontrunners in this area, having pivoted its candy bar motion-tracking sensor fr...

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07:09
Tim Cook's crucial role at Apple extends well...

Though Wednesday marks the five-year anniversary of Tim Cook officially taking reins at Apple, he actually oversaw the company's day-to-day operations well before he was named CEO, and during some of its most difficult days.

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07:07
This is what folks were saying four years ago when...

Today marks the fifth anniversary since Tim Cook took over as Apple’s CEO asSteve Jobs stepped down and recommended Cook as his replacement. As you might expect, on that date (Aug. 24, 2011) there was lots of predictions that the sky was falling.

There's no denying the importance of Jobs to Apple. He was a true visionary. However, Apple is now in the capable hands of (mostly) Jobs’ hand-picked team, which shares his vision. But let’s look back at some of the articles that appeared four years ago regarding Jobs’ resignation and Cook’s appointment.

"One of the most important things that Steve Jobs did in Apple 2.0 is rebuilding the culture," Mike McGuire, analyst at Gartner, told CNN. "But it's not quite the 'cult of Steve' like many believe. He built incredible teams that didn't quite have free reign, but had plenty of room to innovate. It's going to be hard work, but Apple...

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07:00
The Week in Mac Accessories: Lock it up!

Rock out with your lock out

This week’s roundup includes several new ways to make sure your laptop doesn’t end up in a stranger’s hands. Read on!

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07:00
The highs and lows of Gamescom 2016

Gamescom is over. The publishers have packed away their booths, and the lingering smell of sweaty, Kölsch-fueled gamers (and sweaty, coffee-fueled journalists) has finally started to dissipate. In the closing hours of our trip to Cologne, German...

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06:58
Tim Cook's fundraiser for presidential...

Later on Wednesday, Apple chief Tim Cook will reportedly host a fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who so far has more support among Silicon Valley workers and executives than her Republican rival, Donald Trump.

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06:53
Portrait Pro is new Mac compatible body photo...

Anthropics Technology has launched PortraitPro Body (www.portraitprobody.com), dedicated full body retouching software. The new software is designed to simplify and speed up body photo editing.

PortraitPro Body allows you to retouch upper body and full-length portrait photos,. Its technology is based on academic research into human appearance and on extensive training in human body shape and beauty, which ensures fast automation and the most appropriate, fully adjustable results, according to the folks at Anthropics Technology.

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06:53
Apple becomes a green energy supplier, with itself...

New York Times:

The words are stenciled on the front of the Apple Store, a glass box sandwiched between a nondescript Thai restaurant and a CVS pharmacy in downtown Palo Alto: “This store runs on 100 percent renewable energy.”

If Apple’s plans play out, it will be able to make that claim not only for its operations throughout California but also beyond, as the company aims to meet its growing needs for electricity with green sources like solar, wind and hydroelectric power.

And:

The motives may be economic as much as they are environmental. As a wholesaler, Apple could reduce the cost of its electricity load, which reached 831 million kilowatt-hours in the last fiscal year — enough to power about 76,000 homes for a year. But like a growing number of corporations, Apple is intent on reducing carbon dioxide emissions from electricity production — one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming.

If Apple can run all...

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06:47
News: Apple Music’s royalty rates complicate Spotify...

Apple Music’s entry into the streaming music business has major labels asking Spotify for a larger share of its revenue, Music Business Worldwide reports. Spotify’s contracts with Universal, Warner and Sony have all expired, and while the labels want Spotify to up their revenue share from 55 percent to something closer to the 58 percent Apple currently pays, Spotify is trying to push what it pays even further down. Spotify is getting by…

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06:42
Take home free Wi-Fi from the library

CBS Denver:

Jeannine Sedlacek has battled with rheumatoid arthritis since she was an infant. Getting around can take a lot of effort, especially her trips to the library just so she can access the internet.

“The only way I can get around is by bus,” she said.

You can imagine how happy she was to hear about a new pilot program launched by Denver Public Library, which offers free, unlimited high-speed internet to patrons through certain Wi-Fi hotspots.

The hotspots can be checked out like a book for up to three weeks.

I love this idea.

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06:35
Jackery introduces its 2-in-1 Lightning Power Cable

Jackery has announced its Apple MFi certified product that combines a compact, built-in external portable charger and battery in a single Lightning power cable. It’s designed to extend iPhones' and iPads' battery power, allow charging from any USB power outlet, and be used to transfer files to computers or other devices.

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06:35
Germany and France Join the War on Encrypted Apps...

Interior Ministers of France and Germany took to the podium yesterday to lobby for a law change that would enable courts to demand that Internet companies decrypt data to help further criminal investigations – especially decrypting terrorist cells' private communications, with a court order. Once again Apple is being drawn into this conversation.

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06:34
Add Siri results to your Mac’s Notifications, pinned...

In a nutshell, ask Siri a question on your Mac, then tap the plus sign (upper right corner of the results) to add those results to Notification Center. They’ll stick around until you delete them (tap the x in the upper right corner).

Great tip.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:30
ICYMI: Racecar drivers are being replaced by...

Today on In Case You Missed It: Formula E racing is gearing up for new robo-races with the DevBot, a hybrid vehicle that can be driven by a computer rather than a person. Meanwhile, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania tested injecting a...

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06:26
Smart speakers are the next battleground for digital...

A new study by Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) has found that revenue from smart audio hardware will more than triple over the next four years, rising from an estimated $1.4 billion this year to over $5.5 billion by 2020.

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06:24
Kool Tools: Atlantic LCR2 speakers

Atlantic Technology’s (www.atlantictechnology.com) new LCR2 ultra compact speakers come in a white or high-gloss black finish for a wide variety of audio and home theater applications.

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06:16
DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor for the Mac coming...

I’m old school and really need to use a joystick or joypad to play games on my Mac. Soon I’ll be able to use a $59.99 DualShock 4 thanks to a new accessory for Sony. You could connect a DualShock 4 controller to a Mac for some time via USB and some workarounds, but the new adapter is designed to make it all more seamless.

The DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor will arrive early next month for a suggested retail price of $24.99. According to Sony, the adaptor will let you connect a DualShock 4 to a Mac wirelessly, and “will enable every feature of the controller you know and love: buttons, analog sticks, touch pad, light bar, motion sensors, vibration, and stereo headset jack – as long as the gaming application supports these features.”

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06:06
Australian retailers side with the country’s banks...

Australian retailer giant Coles, the Australian Payments Clearing Association (APCA), and the Australian Retailers Association (APA) have expressed their support to allow some of Australia's largest banks to collectively negotiate with third-party mobile providers such as Apple on conditions relating to competition, best practice standards, and efficiency and transparency.

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Westpac Banking Corporation, National Australia Bank, and Bendigo and Adelaide Bank had put in their initial request with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) at the end of July.

According to ZDNet, the banks want: to ensure that there will be non-exclusive access to a mobile near-field communication (NFC) chip, which would open it up to opportunities for other third parties, such as retailer...

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06:06
Wolfpack completes Kickstarter campaign, offers...

It’s a cool idea if it comes true.

The Wolfe Pro Kickstarter campaign which became fully funded after one day is offering a choice of two external GPUs for MacBook Pros that offer up to ten times the performance of the top-end built-in one. Connected via Thunderbolt 2 or 3, the Wolfe Pro gets you an NVIDIA GTX 970 GPU for $599, with estimated delivery in March 2017.

The GTX 970 has 1664 cores operating at 1050MHz, for a peak computing power of 3.49 teraflops, with rendering speeds almost ten times higher than a maxed-out 15-inch MacBook Pro with AMD R9 M370X GPU. Frame rates exceed 70 frames per second, creating a machine suitable for high-end gaming and VR applications.

Wolfpack, Inc., the company behind the effort, has...

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06:05
Unlikely photos of "iPhone 6 SE" packaging...

A series of photos have popped up purporting to show packaging for a new "iPhone 6 SE," but may be photo manipulations, combining the iPhone 6 and iPhone SE boxes.

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06:00
Jackery Jewel: Lightning charging cable and battery...

At Apple World Today, we review tons of external battery packs/chargers for iOS devices, and we review a lot of Lightning cables. But until today, I don't think we ever reviewed an accessory that is both a battery pack and a Lightning charging cable. The new Jackery Jewel (US$19.99) charges, syncs and extends battery life, and looks great in the process: 

The Jewel can extend the battery life of an iOS device up to 20 percent, perfect for providing that little extra bit of power you might need to stay in touch until you can find a computer or outlet to plug into. The cable is 39.4 inches (1 meter) in length, and has received Apple's Made For iPhone/iPad (MFi) certification. 

What I find intriguing about the Jackery Jewel is that when you're using it to charge your iPhone or iPad, it's being charged as well. There's no need to grab a separate cable while heading out the door, then wonder if you...

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Zus Kevlar MFi Certified Lightning...

Today in iLounge Deals, you can get the Zus Kevlar MFi Certified Lightning Cable for only $19.99. This military-grade charging cable will stand the test of time, built with the same aramid finer technology used in aerospace and military applications so normal wear and tear won’t affect it — the ZUS cable can bend over 15,000 times, and is covered by a lifetime warranty. The nylon braiding keeps cables tangle-free, and included velcro ties…

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06:00
YouTube's app for the big screen is being...

YouTube may have originated on the desktop (more than a decade ago!), but now mobile and the living room are two of its most important platforms. The latter is receiving an update today: Game consoles, streaming devices like Roku, smart TVs and of co...

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05:49
Vesper, Adieu

John Gruber:

In December 2012, I started a company with my friends Brent Simmons and Dave Wiskus. We named it Q Branch. In June 2013, we launched our first and only product: an iPhone notes app called Vesper.

Yesterday, we announced that development was ceasing, and we’ll soon be shutting down our sync server. I am terribly sad about this. I love Vesper. I use it every day. I mean that in the present tense. I still use it. When we pull the plug on the sync server, I’ll stop, but until then it’s my go-to notes app. In my career, the only things I’ve done that I’m prouder of are writing Daring Fireball and the creation of Markdown.

What went wrong was very simple. We never made enough money. Why we didn’t make enough money, what we should have done differently to make more money — those are complex questions (which I’ll tackle below).

A transparent look at the business of selling an iOS app in modern times, one that anyone with even the slightest interest...

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05:42
∞ Speed test: Last year’s iPhone 6s vs. Samsung’s...

[VIDEO] Should be no contest, right? The iPhone 6s was released almost exactly a year ago and the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was just released.

Nope. The iPhone 6s absolutely smokes the Note 7. Watch for yourself.

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05:31
Tim Cook just unlocked more than $100 million in...

MacRumors:

Upon reaching the five-year mark, Cook has today unlocked previously awarded stock bonuses currently worth over $100 million. The bonuses are tied to both his tenure and Apple’s performance under his leadership, including its total shareholder return relative to the S&P 500 index.

Cook’s bonus includes 700,000 tenure-based restricted stock units that vested today as part of a larger compensation package of over 4.7 million shares awarded on August 24, 2011, in addition to his first of six annual installments of 280,000 tenure-based restricted stock units that vested today. The combined 980,000 shares are valued at nearly $106.7 million based on AAPL’s closing price of $108.85 on Tuesday.

Helluva day for Mr. Cook. Buy yourself something nice.

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05:30
Daily Deal: Apple Lightning Cables, 3 for just $21.99

As I remind myself every time I go on a trip, you can never have enough Lightning cables. Whether you're charging your iPhone in the car or trying to charge up all of your Apple tech in the hotel room at night, having enough Lightning cables around is key to keeping everything running. We have a deal on Apple Lightning cables that are normally $19 each -- Apple World Today readers can get three 1-meter Apple Lightning cables for just $21.99

These are Apple cables that, of course, carry Apple's Made for iPhone/iPad certification. On one end, you have a standard USB 2.0 plug that goes into either your Mac's USB port or into a USB power adapter (not included). On the other end is the...

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05:30
Comcast's Watchable streaming app adds new...

Even cable giant Comcast has to pay attention to internet viewers, and last year it launched an interesting YouTube-like site called Watchable. Packed with content from creators including Buzzfeed and Vice it took aim directly at the very millennials...

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05:26
How Tim Cook has changed Apple in five years

Terrific piece from The Telegraph, an objective look at Apple then and now, from Tim Cook’s first day as CEO through today, with lots of charts and infographics that really tell the tale.

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05:15
Some iPhone 6, 6 Plus users affected by “Touch of...

This is a bit of a mess.

A growing numb er of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users are reporting that their screens have been showing a gray flickering bar at the top of the screen and a display that’s unresponsive or less responsive to touch.

As such, the extremely cool cats at iFixit have said that this appears to be a manufacturing issue.

According to Jason Villmer of Louisiana-based STS Telecom:

“This issue is widespread enough that I feel like almost every iPhone 6/6+ has a touch of it (no pun intended) and are like ticking bombs just waiting to act up,”

iFixit has labeled the issue “Touch Disease” and has stated that Apple is aware of the issue thanks to dozens of complaints on its support forum. The...

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05:15
Replacing Steve Jobs: How Apple CEO Tim Cook has...

Five years ago today, Steve Jobs officially passed the CEO torch on to Tim Cook. From the Wall Street Journal:

Now Apple is the world’s largest company by market value and remains one of the most influential. Its $53 billion in net income last year was greater than the combined earnings of technology behemoths Facebook Inc., Google’s parent Alphabet Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp. Apple recently sold its billionth iPhone.

Let that soak in. These are amazing accomplishments, proud laurels for any CEO, especially when you consider that Apple has, at the same time, fought harder than most large companies for social and environmental change.

At the same time, though, Apple’s growth is slowing, its stock is stagnating and it is facing more concerns than ever about its future. Underscoring all of this is one key question that Mr. Cook will likely never escape: Are Apple’s best days behind it?

That second paragraph is indeed key. Not the question, but...

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05:11
As Tim Cook set to receive $100M+ on 5th anniversary...

With Tim Cook set to receive more than $100M in stock bonuses as he reaches his fifth anniversary as Apple’s CEO today, the Financial Times has assessed the performance of AAPL under his leadership in a series of five charts.

In a ‘good news, bad news’ chart, the FT begins with a Bloomberg chart showing cumulative sales of the iPhone against income from the device as a percentage of total revenue. While analysts have focused on recent year-on-year dips, there’s no arguing with the steady rise in cumulative sales, Apple recently selling its billionth iPhone.

But the overall trend is also for the company to be increasingly dependent on iPhone revenue, making the decline in sales more worrying than it might otherwise be …...

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05:00
Sony announces DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adapter for...

This is pretty nifty.

Sony today announced its DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adapter, which will allow any Mac or PC to use a DualShock 4 controller as well as have full functionality with it, including the buttons, analog sticks, touch pad, light pad, motion sensors, vibration, and stereo headset jack will all be functional for Mac users, assuming the game itself supports the features.

The company offered the following comment:

We’re also introducing a new device, the DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor, which launches in early September for a suggested retail price of $24.99. This adaptor will let you connect a DualShock 4 to PC and Mac wirelessly, and will enable every feature of the controller you know and love: buttons, analog sticks, touch pad, light bar, motion sensors...

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05:00
Checking Your ‘Find My Mac’ Status (And Why You...

Today’s Quick Tip is about Find My Mac. Are you sure your settings are working properly? Have you checked to be certain you can locate your device if it’s stolen or lost? We’ll tell you how!


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05:00
Apple Buys Healthcare 'Magic Machine'


Apple has purchased medical records startup Gliimpse in order to broaden its presence in the personal healthcare information management market. Apple reportedly confirmed that the purchase took place earlier this year. Apple in recent years has delved into healthcare with offerings such as HealthKit, CareKit and ResearchKit. The Gliimpse acquisition is seen as an extension of those efforts. "Apple is highly committed to creating products and services around health," said Tim Bajarin, president of Creative Strategies.

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04:54
Best Buy sees H2 Sales Helped by Products like the...

Last week Target Stores reported that their electronic sales crashed 75% this quarter due to an Apple device slump. In Contrast, Best Buy's Chief Financial Officer Corie Barry said declines in tablet computers and mobile phones weren’t as bad as initially projected for the period.

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04:30
This Twelve South product HiRises to the occasion...

If you're an iMac or Apple Thunderbolt Display owner, Twelve South's HiRise offers a cool addition to your workspace. It's a $79.99, height-adjustable stand that's both functional and good-looking.

It's crafted from extruded aluminum and stamped steel. The HiRise elevates an iMac or monitor, allowing the user to adjust the height of his screen to create a more comfortable, ergonomic workspace.

Along with raising the height of iMacs, HiRise creates a handy desktop storage bay for connected gear or personal items. You can store, for example, backup hard drives, cables, your wallet … even a Mac mini. They're hidden behind the magnetically-held front faceplate. What's more, both front and back metal faceplates are perforated to provide pass-through ventilation. The HiRise is compatible with all current iMac and Apple Displays.

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04:30
Can Apple return the 'wow factor' to the...

There are legitimate complaints that Macs have lost their “wow” factor. The MacBook Pro and Mac mini are long-in-the-tooth. And the Mac Pro is practically extinct by computer years.

In a 2015 report, Needham & Company Analyst Charlie Wolf said that the Mac’s "wow factor" is gradually fading and is no longer attracting as many "switcher" customers from Windows machines. Can Apple change this?

Wolf estimated that more than 40 million Windows users had switched to the Mac since 2005. That's a figure twice the size of the Mac installed base at the beginning of that period.

However, the effect may have been greater in the past, Wolf said, when the quality gap between the Windows experience and the Mac experience was greater. What's more, PC designs, have become "satisfactory for the jobs to be done." Still, he noted that the Mac continues to generate the lion's share of computer profits -- more than the top PC makers in the world combined.

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04:25
Amazon now offers unlimited cloud storage for £55...

One of the benefits of being an Amazon Prime member is unlimited cloud storage for photos, as well as 5GB of space for other file types. If you own any of the retailer's Fire devices, too, you get unlimited storage for photos taken with that product,...

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04:23
Sketchy product packaging photos suggest ‘iPhone 6...

Very sketchy images have surfaced showing off supposed future iPhone product packaging, raising the potential of Apple calling a new iPhone the iPhone 6 SE. Whether this is meant as a successor to the 4 inch iPhone SE or the ‘real’ name for the iPhone 7, due to be announced early next month, is unclear. An upgrade to the iPhone SE is not expected and has not been rumored, as the device only launched a few months ago.

Update: More photos from Priceraja, including a look at the pamphlet.

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04:19
Kickstarter campaign pitching external GPU for...

A Kickstarter campaign which got fully-funded on day one is offering a choice of two external GPUs for MacBook Pros that offer up to ten times the performance of the top-end built-in one. Connected via Thunderbolt 2 or 3, the Wolfe Pro gets you an NVIDIA GTX 970 GPU for $599, with estimated delivery in March 2017.

The GTX 970 has 1664 cores operating at 1050MHz, for a peak computing power of 3.49 teraflops, with rendering speeds almost ten times higher than a maxed-out 15-inch MacBook Pro with AMD R9 M370X GPU. Frame rates exceed 70 frames per second, creating a machine suitable for high-end gaming and VR applications.

The company also promises that backers will be given the option of upgrading to the even more powerful GTX 1060 when available …

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04:03
Like a Broken Record, Samsung's Laughable...

Like clockwork, every time Samsung launches a new S-Series or Note smartphone, they shortly after get the marketing story out that they just can't keep up with pre-orders because the demand is so high. And every time the press drinks it up like a drunken sailor.

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04:00
DefenderPad is designed to protect tech gadget users...

Approximately 65% of middle school students use a laptop, and more than 36% use a tablet. In addition, nearly 90% of college students own and use laptops on a daily basis.

So what, you ask? Well, there's some scientific evidence suggesting that close exposure to laptop EMR emissions may cause a number of health concerns, particularly to young children who have less dense tissue and bone than adults. EMF radiation can cause fertility problems, cellular damage or DNA mutation, as well as create skin problems.

Enter the DefenderPad, designed as a replacement for lap desks, lap trays and laptop cooling pads. It's also designed to protect users from DNA damage, skin burns and rashes, and future reproductive issues. There are other radiation protection pads out there, but this is apparently only one that blocks both RF and ELF radiation.

The DefenderPad comes in versions ranging from smartphones to laptops up...

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03:55
Tim Cook Reaches Five Years as Apple CEO, Unlocks...

Today marks the fifth anniversary since Tim Cook was named Apple CEO on August 24, 2011, the same day that late co-founder Steve Jobs stepped down as chief executive for the final time and recommended the board of directors appoint Cook as his permanent successor.

Upon reaching the five-year mark, Cook has today unlocked previously awarded stock bonuses currently worth over $100 million. The bonuses are tied to both his tenure and Apple's performance under his leadership, including its total shareholder return relative to the S&P 500 index.

Cook's bonus includes 700,000 tenure-based restricted stock units that vested today as part of a larger compensation package of over 4.7 million shares awarded on August 24, 2011, in...

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03:14
ScreenFlow 6.1 - Create screen recordings.

ScreenFlow is powerful, easy-to-use screencasting software for the Mac. With ScreenFlow you can record the contents of your entire monitor while also capturing your video camera, microphone and your computer audio. The easy-to-use editing interface lets you creatively edit your video, and add additional images, text, music and transitions for a truly professional-looking video. The finished result is a QuickTime or Windows Media movie, ready for publishing to your Web site or blog or directly to YouTube or Vimeo. Use ScreenFlow to create high-quality software demos, tutorials, app previews, training, presentations and more.



Version 6.1:

Major Changes

  • Optimized Animated GIF support
    • Implemented two-pass encoding for GIF export
    • Implemented dithering methods 'Error Diffusion’ and 'Ordered’
    • Added dithering Strength - Low, Medium, and High for additional customization capability
    • Implemented...
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02:01
Australian Retailers Back Banks' Right to...

Australian retail giant Coles, the Australian Payments Clearing Association (APCA), and the Australian Retailers Association have all expressed their support to allow some of the country's banks to collectively negotiate with Apple over access to its NFC-based digital payment technology (via ZDNEt).

Last month, Commonwealth Bank, National Australia Bank (NAB), and Westpac lodged a joint application with the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) to negotiate with Apple because they want to be able to use digital wallets they have already financed and developed, rather than be tied into using just Apple Pay.

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21:00
The Apple Store is back online!

The Apple Store is back online! The Store was down for 4 minutes.

Apple Store

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20:59
Microsoft Office 2016 15.25 - Popular productivity...

Microsoft Office 2016 - Unmistakably Office, designed for Mac.

The new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote provide the best of both worlds for Mac users - the familiar Office experience paired with the best of Mac. If you already use Office on a PC or iPad, you will find yourself right at home in Office 2016 for Mac. It works the way you expect, with the familiar ribbon interface and powerful task panes. Mac users will appreciate the modernized Office experience and the integration of Mac capabilities like Full Screen view and Multi-TouchTM gestures. With full Retina display support, your Office documents look sharper and more vibrant than ever.

Office for Mac is cloud-connected, so you can quickly get to the documents you’ve recently used on other devices and pick up where you left off. New, built-in document sharing tools make it easy to invite teammates to work on a document together. When sharing documents, you won’t have to...

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20:59
FileZilla 3.21.0 - Fast and reliable FTP client.

FileZilla (ported from Windows) is a fast and reliable FTP client and server with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface.



Version 3.21.0:

Fixed Vulnerabilities

  • Fixed a string format vulnerability introduced in 3.20.0-rc1 when listing directories using SFTP

New Features

  • SFTP: Added support for AES-GCM ciphers as implemented in OpenSSH
  • OS X: Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab can now be used to switch forward and backward between opened tabs

Bugfixes and Minor Changes

  • Reduced time between TCP keepalive packets to 15 minutes on supporting platforms
  • Fixed saving of directory listing filters with an attribute condition



  • OS X 10.7 or later



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20:59
Fantastical 2.2.5 - Create calendar events and...

Fantastical 2 is the Mac calendar you'll actually enjoy using. Creating an event with Fantastical is quick, easy, and fun:

  • Open Fantastical with a single click or keystroke
  • Type in your event details and press return

...and you're back to what you were doing with a shiny new event in your calendar!

Fantastical's natural-language engine is expressive and intelligent, so you can write in your own style. Fantastical also automatically recognizes the location of your event and can even invite people from your Contacts to the event.



Version 2.2.5:

Note: Currently available for $39.99.

  • Mail events using Mailplane when it is set as your default email reader
  • Printing a very long list of events on a single day will now print across multiple pages
  • Fixed not being able to delete instances of a recurring floating time zone event
  • Fixed an issue where...
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20:59
The Hit List 1.1.26 - Advanced reminder application.

The Hit List manages the daily chaos of your modern life. It's easy to learn - it's as easy as making lists. And it's powerful enough to let you plan, then forget, then act when the time is right.

Your life is complicated enough as it is. The tool to manage your life shouldn't be. The Hit List keeps things simple by not forcing you to learn a system. It can be as simple as just keeping a list of things to do as you would on a piece of paper. However, if you do have a task management system such as Getting Things Done by David Allen, The Hit List is flexible enough to support you.

Forget what you need to do--with confidence.



Version 1.1.26:

  • Improve printing
  • Improvements to library fix operation
  • Reveal Task Library and Fix Task Library menu items added to Help menu. Hold down the option key on the keyboard to access them



  • OS X 10.7.5 or later


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20:59
Typinator 6.10 - Speedy and reliable text expansion...

Typinator turbo-charges your typing productivity.

Type a little. Typinator does the rest.

We've all faced projects that require repetitive typing tasks. With Typinator, you can store commonly used text and images in quick keywords and abbreviations. From email templates to code snippets to website URLs, there's no easier way to recreate repetitive text at a moment's notice.

Workflow-friendly features

  • Uncomplicated configuration. Quickly and easily create abbreviations and assign replacement text and pictures.
  • Simplified migration. If you already use TextExpander, TypeIt4Me, or a similar app, you can migrate to the highly praised Typinator using simple drag-and-drop importation methods.
  • Conversion options. Instantly convert currency values, measurement units and more.
  • Extensive app compatibility. Your text...
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20:59
EtreCheck 3.0.2 - For troubleshooting your Mac;...

EtreCheck is an app that displays the important details of your system configuration and allow you to copy that information to the Clipboard. It is meant to be used with Apple Support Communities to help people help you with your Mac. EtreCheck automatically removes any personally identifiable information from the output.

EtreCheck will automatically alert you to serious problems like adware, insufficient RAM, or a failing hard drive.

Version 3.0.2:

  • Improves crashing bug on OS X 10.11+.
  • Improves validation of software.
  • Ability to remove unknown files.
  • Improves the ability to remove adware.
  • Reports files that EtreCheck has deleted.
  • Improved reporting of login items.
  • Other minor bug fixes.
  • Updates adware and whitelist signatures.



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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20:56
The Apple Store is down!

The Apple Store is down! The average Store downtime is about 3 hours and 13 minutes.

What to do next?

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Open the alarm page in your browser to know exactly when the Apple Store comes back online
Follow @IsTheStoreDown on twitter
Install our Dashboard widget for Mac OS X
Subscribe to the email function to receive an email when the Store status changes
Check the store yourself later
Wait for the media to report anything new
Please feel free to share this information with your friends :-)

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19:42
Vesper, Adieu

What Happened

In December 2012, I started a company with my friends Brent Simmons and Dave Wiskus. We named it Q Branch. In June 2013, we launched our first and only product: an iPhone notes app called Vesper.

Yesterday, we announced that development was ceasing, and we’ll soon be shutting down our sync server. I am terribly sad about this. I love Vesper. I use it every day. I mean that in the present tense. I still use it. When we pull the plug on the sync server, I’ll stop, but until then it’s my go-to notes app. In my career, the only things I’ve done that I’m prouder of are writing Daring Fireball and the creation of Markdown.

What went wrong was very simple. We never made enough money. Why we didn’t make enough money, what we should have done differently to make more money — those are complex questions (which I’ll tackle below). But what actually sunk Vesper was not complicated...

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18:35
Retailers, payments association side with Australian...

Major retailers and payments associations filed letters in support of a regulatory request from Australia's three top banks that would force Apple into collective negotiations over third-party access to iPhone's secure NFC module.

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17:10
ITC judge rules Fitbit did not steal trade secrets...

An International Trade Commission judge on Tuesday cleared fitness tracker maker Fitbit of allegedly stealing corporate secrets from competitor Jawbone, ruling out the potential of a U.S. import ban.

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17:09
Samsung invents a new Biometrics System for their...

Earlier this month Samsung introduced their new Note 7 along with a new biometrics authentication option using an iris scanner. Samsung's latest biometrics patent came to life this month via the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office that illustrates how Samsung is thinking of adding fingerprint authentication to a future version of their Gear Fit watch and possibly ...

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16:55
Parallels Desktop 12 Supports Windows 10 and macOS...

On August 18th, Parallels updated its Parallels Desktop for Mac to version 12. This has been an annual tradition with Parallels, and each new version brings a host of new features and performance improvements. This year is no exception. And while the new features seem to be fairly modest on the surface, they always seem to strike the right balance and give customers what they’ve been asking for.


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16:55
Pokémon Go update adds monster ‘Appraisal,’ promise...

A report earlier claimed that Pokémon Go usage is in decline from its fever pitched height two months ago. Direct battling and trading might spark a revival in the game, but so far Niantic is still focused on international expansion and stability. Version 1.5.0 on iOS adds a new Pokémon appraisal feature, minor fixes, and the promise of new features.

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