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Saturday June 24

07:51
Take a look inside Steve Jobs Theater with the...

Earlier this week, satellite footage highlighted the progress Apple has made in construction on Apple Park, showing the new campus go from skeleton form to near completion. Now, Duncan Sinfield is back with his newest drone footage, offering our clearest look yet at Steve Jobs Theater.

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07:22
MacFamilyTree 8.2.1 - Create and explore your family...

MacFamilyTree gives genealogy a facelift: modern, interactive, convenient and fast. Explore your family tree and your family history in a way generations of chroniclers before you would have loved. MacFamilyTree helps you capture your family history, and turns data and facts into conclusive reports and visually impressive charts.

MacFamilyTree offers numerous options for you to capture and visualize your family history. Now matter how you want to illustrate your family relationships - MacFamilyTree 8 has the right solution for you, offering different types of reports, charts or the innovative Virtual Tree 3D view. The possibilities are nearly endless - optionally synchronize your data via iCloud, access a huge genealogical online archive to assist your research, create websites and family books or do your research on the go with MobileFamilyTree 8, available separately for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Overview

  • well-structured, fast and...
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07:10
Apple Files for 'Beddit' and '...

On May 09 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Acquires Beddit, Developer behind a Sleep Tracking App." Apple has now filed for a trademark covering this product name starting in Hong Kong. Apple has filed their application under five international classes covering such things as electronic sensors that measure and track general well-being, sleep patterns, sleep quality, respiration sounds, respiration movements, heart rate, limb movements and more. It's also covered as a medical device and for medical research as well as for beds, linens, bedroom furniture and more.

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06:30
Sony is losing its grip on the indie market

Here we go again.

In 2011, Microsoft was the indie king. The industry was just blossoming thanks to services like Steam and Xbox Live Arcade, which introduced independent games to huge, hungry audiences. Indie Game: The Movie was about to debut, giv...

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06:29
New Apple Park Drone Video Shows Off Steve Jobs...

Drone videographer Duncan Sinfield has posted a new video on his YouTube channel today, giving viewers a fresh look at Apple Park as a small number of employees begin settling into the campus and more buildings take shape. It's been nearly two years since Sinfield originally started providing monthly drone footage for what was previously referred to as "Apple Campus 2."

Now, Sinfield's late June 2017 update provides a glimpse into Apple's ongoing construction progress at Apple Park, including a noticeable progression in the number of trees and other pieces of greenery within the "spaceship" building's circular courtyard. Early on in the video, viewers can also catch a shot of the main atrium of Apple Park, with its floor-to-ceiling glass doors that originally began to take shape in...

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05:59
Apple Files for ARKit Logo Trademark in the U.S. and...

This week Apple filed for their new 'AR' logo trademark in the U.S. and Hong Kong. The new AR logo is associated with Apple's developer ARKit that supports a new framework that allows developers to easily create unparalleled augmented reality experiences for iPhone and iPad. Apple legal covers the new logo under international class 09 which covers augmented reality smartglasses, 3D spectacles and headsets supporting access to the net and telephony with the latter supported by a 2016 patent filing.

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05:00
A Weird but Effective iPhone Car Mount

Want a better car mount for your iPhone? Josh Center has one to recommend, assuming you have an accessible CD slot in your car and keep your iPhone in a case.

 

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05:00
The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to the weekend. We have Galaxy Note 8 rumors, and information about an Amazon beehive -- we'll explain.

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05:00
Explore ancient ruins and solve clever puzzles in...

These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.

I wasn’t even looking for new games on the App Store when the trailer for After the End: Forsaken Destiny caught my eye. Despite its clunky, somewhat cliché title, the game immediately piqued my interest with its smooth, perspective-based puzzles, constantly-evolving landscapes, and low-poly artistic style that’s reminiscent of an all-time favorite, Monument Valley.

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04:39
Apple Updates Apple Logo Trademark to Cover Tourism...

Every time that Apple wants to expand upon their current products or services they're legally bound to update their trademarks to represent said changes. The international class that they file it under is where the public gets to see what is possibly coming to market that requires a legal update. The updates cover all things related to tourism and electricity distribution. Whether the extensive coverage for tourism is relating to Siri or a new project is unknown at this time.

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04:30
Shipments of AR and VR headsets expected to grow at...

A report from the Israeli website The Verifier says the upcoming “iPhone 8” will include an iPad Pro-like smart connector that may be the link up for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality headsets. The article adds that the smart connector will also be used for charging, sort of like MagSafe for the iPhone. 

Personally, I’m dubious, but, if the rumor is true, the timing might be good. Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) continue to gain momentum in the mainstream tech media. According to recent forecast data from the International Data Corporation, (IDC) ...

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04:00
Consumers want in-vehicle tech (but willingness to...

A new global survey on consumer preferences for automotive technology finds more consumers desire advanced technology in their next new vehicle. However, their willingness to pay for technology demonstrates a wide variety of viewpoints from consumers across leading global markets, says the survey from business information provider IHS Markit.

Things look bright for Apple tech such as CarPlay, Maps and Apple Music. As in-vehicle technology continues its growth trajectory, so too does consumer desire to integrate their mobile apps into their vehicle, according to IHS Markit. Among those surveyed, nearly all consumers who had familiarity with replicating their smartphone system onto an in-vehicle display indicated they were interested or somewhat interested in having this feature in their next new vehicle.

In addition, nearly half of all respondents indicated navigation apps as the leading use of smartphone apps in the vehicle. Weather apps followed with 40% of...

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01:20
Google Home and Assistant can speak Canadian French...

The first of several new languages for Google's Assistant AI is here, as users have noticed Canadian French as a language option. I was able to switch it on for my Google Home by looking for Assistant Language under device settings in its control app...

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Friday June 23

23:43
Friday 5: Affinity Photo – a must-have photo editing...

When Serif’s Ash Hewson took the stage in San Jose during the WWDC 2017 keynote, you just knew that something big was about the be announced. That announcement, which didn’t disappoint, turned out to be Affinity Photo for iPad. The flagship desktop app makes its way to iOS for the first time after initially appearing on Mac and PC.

Affinity Photo, like Serif’s other popular desktop app, Affinity Designer, is well-respected photo editing software that can function as an Adobe Photoshop replacement for many desktop workflows. Can the iPad version make the same claim?...

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21:41
Review: 2017 MacBook Pro fulfills the promise of the...




At the WWDC, Apple took the opportunity to toss the new Kaby Lake i7 processor into the the redesigned 2016 MacBook Pro chassis. If you liked the 2016 but didn't jump, you'll be even happier with the 2017.

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21:30
This week on AI: 12.9" iPad Pro & 5K iMac...




As Apple CEO Tim Cook attended a tech summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, the rest of the company was preparing upgraded betas of iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4, and tvOS 11. More rumors meanwhile emerged about the iMac Pro and the "iPhone 8," and AppleInsider got a chance to put Apple's new 12.9-inch iPad Pro and 27-inch 5K iMac through their paces.

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20:59
Spotify 1.0.57.474. - 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 1.0.57.474.:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated



  • OS X 10.9 or later...

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20:59
VOX 2.8.26 - Music player that supports many...

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

  • Listen to your music regardless of the format:
    • Play numerous lossy and lossless audio formats;
    • Export playlists in various formats (PLS, M3U, XSPF);
    • Open different playlist types including M3U, PLS, XSPF and the popular CUE format used to store CD rips;
    • Play audio files stored on NAS devices and other network drives.
  • Rule your music with ease:
    • Control the player from the main interface, Dock context menu or main menu controls;
    • Automatically search for all the missing album artwork from...
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20:59
beaTunes 5.0.1 - Organize your music collection.

beaTunes is a full-featured music player and organizational tool for music collections.

How well organized is your music library? Are your artists always spelled the same way? Any R.E.M. vs REM? beaTunes can easily fix this and other problems with its unique inspection feature (license required for applying one-click solutions). Could your last mix CD's song order use some improvement? Let beaTunes re-arrange your playlist for you! Always wondered how you could take advantage of the BPM (beats per minute) field? Let beaTunes fill in the blanks and help you while DJ'ing at your next party.

Here are some more examples of what you can do with beaTunes:

  • Navigate in songs semantically (i.e., segment to segment)
  • Automatically determine BPM (beats per minute)
  • Automatically determine the musical key your songs are in
  • Sort existing playlists so that matching songs succeed each other
  • Create matchlists (i.e.,...
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20:59
LibreOffice 5.3.4.2 - Free, open-source office suite.

LibreOffice is an office suite (word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, drawing tool) compatible with other major office suites. The Document Foundation is coordinating development and maintenance of this OpenOffice.org fork.

Many different language versions are available here.



Version 5.3.4.2:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.8 or later



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20:59
Sparkle Pro 2.2 - $79.99

Sparkle Pro will change your mind if you thought building websites wasn't for you. Sparkle is the intuitive site builder that lets you create sites for your online portfolio, team or band pages, or business and clients. Skip the tedium and design a gorgeous site that works right out of the box. Sparkle turns your design into a live site on the fly, no coding and no jargon. You don’t need to know about code or other web programming concepts: Sparkle makes sites happen. And if you need to create only a single site, please consider Sparkle One.

With Sparkle Pro you:

  • Create landing pages in a matter of minutes--test your ideas quickly
  • Focus your attention on content and layout
  • Quickly iterate on fully functional site designs

Features

  • Quickly add galleries, video, audio, maps, social buttons, and downloadable files
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20:59
calibre 3.1.1 - Complete e-book library management...

Calibre is a complete e-book library manager. Organize your collection, convert your books to multiple formats, and sync with all of your devices. Let Calibre be your multi-tasking digital librarian.

Manage, convert, sync, and more

  • Library management. Calibre keeps things orderly by creating single entries for books that contains multiple formats. Add tags and comments for better searchability.
  • Format conversion. Calibre's robust conversion options support a wide variety of file formats.
  • File syncing. Calibre's device drivers seamlessly support all the top e-readers and devices.



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20:52
Sharp will reportedly start building OLED TV panels...

Now that Sharp is under new ownership by Foxconn, it may have big plans for a return to TV prominence. In a move that could explain a sudden push to recover the use of its name from Hisense, the Japanese company apparently has a plan to add OLED TV p...

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20:02
Rockstar Games, Take Two seem to back off of PC game...

Earlier this month, Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two angered the PC gaming community after sending a cease and desist letter to the developers of the OpenIV modding tool. OpenIV allowed people to create modifications for GTA IV and GTA V single pl...

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18:26
Report: Obama authorized a secret cyber operation...

President Barack Obama learned of Russia's attempts to hack US election systems in early August 2016, and as intelligence mounted over the following months, the White House deployed secrecy protocols it hadn't used since the 2011 raid on Osama bin La...

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17:19
'Titanfall 2' DLC adds another weapon slot...

It might be hard to top Titanfall 2's last DLC release that dropped the first new playable titan since the game launched. But the mech-filled multiplayer shooter's next free content block will add something back that fans have been wanting for months...

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16:11
Facebook’s latest app is designed just for video...

In a bid to keep its creator community happy, Facebook announced that it's planning a whole new app just for them later this year. It's essentially a video creation app made just for its star broadcasters, who are also the same folks who are deemed w...

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15:33
Apple hires head of Stanford's digital health...




Apple is moving forward with efforts to build out its health products team with the recent hire of a top Stanford doctor who headed up the university's own digital health initiative.

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15:18
New Photo Pairs iPhone 8 Mockup and Already...

This latest mockup shows just how thin the iPhone 8 display bezel may be.


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15:06
Nike’s SNKRS app uses AR to help you buy limited-...

Nike is the latest company to join the augmented reality craze. The sportswear giant has started using the tech to sell limited-edition kicks through its SNRKS app, with the system's first drop being the Nike SB Dunk High Pro "Momofuku," a model desi...

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14:45
AWT News Update: June 23, 2017

Friday's usually a slow day for Apple news, but we have a handful of stories for your listening pleasure:

  • Apple's celebrating Canada 150 by adding a special section to the Canadian iOS App Store highlighting apps that were developed by Canadians and in Canada
  • Google promises that it will stop scanning user emails in its free Gmail product in order to personalize advertising
  • That iPhone 8? It might be called the iPhone Decade Edition...or not
  • Google's YouTube TV is expanding to ten more metropolitan areas in the US in the next few weeks

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

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14:36
‘Modern Warfare Remastered’ heads to PS4 without the...

If you were disappointed that you had to keep the $80 disc for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare in your gaming rig to be able to play the better-reviewed Modern Warfare remaster, you're in luck. Publisher Activision has announced that it will reverse t...

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14:26
How to Start a Campfire With a Plastic Sandwich Bag...

This video isn’t conventional computer tech. And yet’s immensely technical, invoking a principle of physics. Gotta love that. And so, if you’re camping, don’t have matches, can’t find a flinty rock and can’t get your campfire started for a cold night to come, here’s a really cool demo. What you need is some pulverized wood, a clear plastic sandwich bag, and some water from a nearby stream. Or your cooler. Sound impossible, Mr. MacGyver? Check it out.


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14:10
FCC greenlights OneWeb to deliver satellite internet...

Providing internet to remote users beyond the telecom grid has always been a difficult dream to realize. But as Trump assured supporters in Iowa yesterday that better rural broadband would get looped into his infrastructure plans, the ambition at lea...

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13:46
Wallet-busting Galaxy Note 8 expected to launch in...

VentureBeat reported today that the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 will be Samsung's most expensive model yet. The phone is expected to retail for €999 -- which should put it somewhere around $900 -- and will likely launch in late September. The informa...

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13:45
This Week in iOS Apps: Backtrack Golf helps improve...

Good for your game

Image by Rob Schultz/Macworld

This week’s roundup includes a new app that improves your golf game, and also includes apps to help you manage tasks, track weather, and even call a locksmith. Read on!

Backtrack Golf

Image by Backtrack Golf

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13:43
Consumers Trust Amazon More Than Apple

A recent survey showed that consumers have more trust in Amazon to keep their personal data safe than Apple. How can this be?


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13:23
Instagram tests sharing posts with only your closest...

Instagram's algorithmic timeline is an abject failure if you actually want to see all of your friends' posts. As a way of seemingly admitting that, the photo-and-video-minded social network is testing a new feature called "favorites," according to Th...

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13:14
Popular Punchh Restaurant Loyalty Program Comes to...

Punchh is bringing Apple Pay support to its partner restaurants, and it’s adding Apple Wallet loyalty card support, too.


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13:02
Oliver Stone's unhealthy treatment of hacking...

What's so compelling about Oliver Stone's recent four-part interview series with Vladimir Putin is probably not what the multi-Oscar-winning director intended. It's the same thing that makes his Snowden biopic its own sort of cipher after the fact....

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12:56
calibre 3.1.1 - Complete e-book library management...

Calibre is a complete e-book library manager. Organize your collection, convert your books to multiple formats, and sync with all of your devices. Let Calibre be your multi-tasking digital librarian.

Manage, convert, sync, and more

  • Library management. Calibre keeps things orderly by creating single entries for books that contains multiple formats. Add tags and comments for better searchability.
  • Format conversion. Calibre's robust conversion options support a wide variety of file formats.
  • File syncing. Calibre's device drivers seamlessly support all the top e-readers and devices.



Version 3.1.1:

Note: Now requires OS X...

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12:42
China targets livestreaming in latest censorship...

China just shut down livestreaming on three major media platforms -- Weibo, the news site iFeng and the video website ACFUN. China's State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television sent notices to the companies ordering them to...

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12:40
Gear: Urban Armor Gear Monarch for iPhone 7 Plus

Urban Armor Gear is known for its line of highly protective iPhone cases, but with its new Monarch for iPhone 7 Plus the company takes its cases up a notch, with a premium case that’s been precision-engineered to add minimal bulk to the iPhone while still providing double the Military Standards for drop and shock protection.

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12:21
Google will no longer scan your Gmail for ad...

Gmail is the de facto standard for personal email accounts, with more than more than 1.2 billion people using the free service. One criticism, however, is that Google scans your email for keywords so it can better target ads directly to you. Not anym...

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12:00
Surface Pro review: Microsoft's best hybrid...

The Surface Pro is everything we've ever wanted from Microsoft's Surface line. It fixes the few remaining problems from the Surface Pro 4, a machine that I adored. And yet it's far less exciting than its predecessors. It's the second incremental upgr...

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11:49
9to5Rewards: Nomad Goods Powerpack 9000mAh USB-C...

This week, we’ve partnered with Nomad Goods to give away one of its Powerpack 9000mAh USB-C batteries to one lucky reader. Head below to find out how you can win.

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11:42
YouTube’s mobile app will adjust to display videos...

YouTube is having a pretty busy week. The Google-owned video site announced six new shows for its new Red Originals program, its YouTube TV initiative expands to ten new metropolitan markets in the US and its new VR180 technology aims to change the w...

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11:36
AirVinyl Designs Skins for AirPods Case Video Review

AirVinyl Designs Skins are an easy an inexpensive way to customize your AirPods charging case, and Abhi Sirothia lets you know if they’re worth your time in this video review.


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11:23
Current theories might be wrong about how a galaxy...

With the help of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, researchers made a surprising discovery that goes against what we thought we knew about old galaxies and how they evolve. Our galaxy, the Milky Way, is a disk-shaped spiral galaxy. Typical of this shape...

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11:19
Google pledges to stop scanning emails in Gmail for...




Advertising giant Google announced on Friday that later this year it will no longer scan user emails for personalized ads in its free Gmail service, stamping out a policy that has long rankled privacy advocates.

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11:13
Instagram testing a new way to let you share photos...

Instagram has been developing a new way to share photos and videos on the social network with select friends, Instagram’s product lead Robby Stein tells The Verge.

The new feature lets you select certain friends as Favorites, then new posts can be visible to all followers or just the select group of groups you put together.

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11:11
Rivals Rev Up as Uber Hits the Skids


As Uber reels from the fallout of a sexual harassment scandal that led to the ouster of Travis Kalanick and several of his top executives, the company faces twin dilemmas: how to clean up its corporate work environment and restock its executive ranks; and how to maintain credibility with its customer base and core team of street level drivers. Uber controls more than 80 percent of the domestic ride-sharing market, by many estimates, and it competes strongly in major cities around the world. However, rival firms are now nipping at its heels.

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11:11
∞ “Aboot” Canadians

Stick with the video to the end for the classic joke about Canadians.

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11:08
Smarter Coffee Brews How You Want, When You Want

There are smart coffee makers, and then there’s Smarter Coffee. This coffee maker is so smart it can start brewing when you round the bend home from your morning jog. With the explosion in app-enabled appliances and smart home technology, it’s not too surprising. With Smarter Coffee, you can use the app or start brewing with a command to Alexa. That’s not all, though — the coffee maker has a built-in bean grinder. It will grind your beans to the perfect consistence, then brew your coffee just the way you like it. Connect Smarter Coffee to a fitness tracker. The coffee maker will start brewing when you near home after your jog or evening commute. Finally, the coffee maker tells you, through the app, how much water is in the reservoir. If you want to set it to brew eight cups of coffee, you’ll know right away if you need to add more water.

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11:02
'Pokémon Go' badasses can now play Raid...

Some Pokémon Go players can now start working in groups to take on powerful creatures in Raid Battles, one of the long-awaited features for the popular augmented reality game. There's a catch, though: Pokémon trainers have to be level 3...

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10:52
Proposed Italian consumer protection law unlikely to...




Hyperbolic Italian press reports notwithstanding, a controversial law proposed in Italy granting the users to use open-source software intended to grant rights to users will have little to no effect on Apple, according to AppleInsider sources.

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10:51
Taking screenshots in iOS 11: hands-on with 10+...

It’s no secret that taking screenshots in iOS 11 is now a lot more robust than it’s been in previous versions of iOS. No longer is it just about pressing Home + Sleep; in iOS 11, taking screenshots goes much deeper. Watch our hands-on video walkthrough for a look at 10+ handy screenshot tips for iOS 11, including the ability to take them using keyboard shortcuts. more…

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10:50
Virgin Mobile Partners with Apple to Go iPhone-only...

Virgin Mobile is becoming the first iPhone-exclusive cellular carrier, and it’s offering a year of service for only $1. But is the deal too good to be true? And what does Apple’s involvement mean?

 

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10:39
An algorithm customizes exoskeletons to fit a person...

Scientists have been studying exoskeletons in nature for years, and they've been trying to figure out how to adapt them for human use. After all, a powered exoskeleton could change the lives of people who have mobility issues, whether due to age, inj...

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10:30
Article: Inside the betas: iOS 11 Control Center...

Although iOS 11 doesn’t promise as significant of a redesign as the last update, it has undergone a major revamp in one key area: the Control Center. Last year iOS 10 expanded the Control Center into a three-pane card-style view, placing Music controls onto their own second panel and adding a third panel for HomeKit users. In iOS 11, Apple actually discards this design entirely, moving instead to a full-screen Control Center that places all…

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10:20
Google will soon stop scanning your emails to...

Since Gmail’s launch in 2004, one point of frequent contention was how the free service scanned emails to show tailored ads. Google has today announced that it is ending this personalization practice in Gmail later this year.

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10:18
Google's neural network is a multi-tasking pro

Neural networks have been trained to complete a number of different tasks including generating pickup lines, adding animation to video games, and guiding robots to grab objects. But for the most part, these systems are limited to doing one task reall...

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10:05
The Big Swift Playgrounds Show – TMO Daily...

John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet take a look at the state of Swift Playgrounds, how it fits into the whole coding environment, and if it qualifies as real programming.


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09:53
Ireland Looks to indemnify itself against any Losses...

In late January Patently Apple posted a report titled "The EU Commission is Patient, even though Apple's Deadline to pay the €13bn Owed has long come and gone." Today we're learning that Ireland is seeking ways to indemnify itself against any losses stemming from holding about 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) of Apple Inc.’s back taxes...

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09:50
The 10 best Mac game deals in the Steam Summer Sale...

Get 'em cheap

Image by Campo Santo

What’s even better than playing a great video game on your Mac? Playing a great game on your Mac that cost only a fraction of its usual asking price, of course. And now is the right time to make that happen, as the annual Steam Summer Sale is underway.

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09:39
YouTube TV comes to 10 more US markets like Atlanta...




YouTube TV -- Google's recently-launched live streaming service -- will soon expand to 10 more U.S. urban markets, the company announced this week.

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09:29
9to5Toys Lunch Break: iOttie iPhone Car Mount $14,...

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

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09:05
iPhone 8 real-world look simulated using dummy unit...

If you haven’t been at least a little excited by the iPhone 8 leaks we’ve seen so far, Benjamin Geskin’s latest preview based on rumors creates a rather realistic look at what we can expect later this year. Geskin has matched an alleged iPhone 8 dummy unit with a printed image under a glossy screen protector to simulate what the iPhone 8 could look like in the wild.

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09:00
New to Office 365 in June—classroom experiences in...

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

At the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference next week, Microsoft will showcase the latest ways we’re empowering the students of today to create the world of tomorrow. This month’s Office 365 updates are another step on this journey, with the broad availability of new classroom experiences in Microsoft Teams, security enhancements and more. Read on for the details.

The new classroom experiences in Microsoft Teams are now broadly available

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09:00
Microsoft Forms Public Preview for Office 365...

Following the launch of Microsoft Forms in Education last summer, we heard from businesses that they need an easy-to-use tool for creating surveys, quizzes and polls. Today, we’re rolling out the public preview of Microsoft Forms to our Office 365 commercial subscribers, so you can collect information from customers, employees and partners. The preview is currently rolling out to tenants whose entire organizations are signed up for First Release, and will gradually be available to other tenants in a few...

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08:56
Deals: $200-$345 off 2016 12" MacBooks; 2017 27...




Apple authorized resellers are slashing prices on new and closeout hardware heading into the last weekend in June. Save $200 to $345 on 2016 12" MacBooks with no tax outside NY and NJ. Or snap up a 2017 27" iMac at $100 off. Apple's 2017 13" Air with 256GB of storage is also $1,129 ($70 off).

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08:37
New iPhone 8 Glimpse Combines Leaked Parts to Show...

Leaker Benjamin Geskin has posted a few new images and a video of what Apple's upcoming iPhone 8 might look like once it's in the hands of users later this year. Using a leaked dummy model, screen protector, and a printed picture of an iOS wallpaper, Geskin has put together the gist of what current rumors have suggested the iPhone 8 will look like once it's announced in the fall.

Geskin's images depict an iPhone 8 dummy model as we've seen previously, with a suggested 5.8-inch display area, minimal bezels, front-facing camera and sensor dip, but with an all-black frame instead of models that have previously depicted a rumored stainless steel frame. To give...

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08:36
Nike SNKRS iOS app adds AR features to make...

Nike announced today that it’s now using augmented reality features through its iOS app to make exclusive sneaker releases a more interactive experience. Using its Nike+ SNKRS app popular among those trying their luck at purchasing in-demand shoe releases, Nike is integrating AR features that will make some shoe releases only available to those that unlock them through viewing real-world items via their iPhone’s camera.

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08:31
Off the Tracks: A Final Cut Pro X Documentary

Are you a fan of Apple’s Final Cut Pro? Or curious about the controversial history of the Final Cut Pro X update? Check out Off the Tracks, a Final Cut Pro X documentary that just hit its crowdfunding goal on Kickstarter. The documentary features interviews with key industry figures and filmmakers, including Randy Ubillos, the creator of Final Cut Pro and iMovie. The documentary won’t be completed until early next year, but you can reserve an early copy for a pledge of $25.

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08:28
CarPlay in iOS 11: Lane guidance, interface tweaks,...

When iOS 11 for iPhone ships later this fall, CarPlay users will gain new features like lane guidance in Apple Maps, new route recommendations, and other new features. Below we’ll take a look at some of the new changes coming to CarPlay in iOS 11.

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08:27
Aura Premium 1-Year Subscription: $29.99

Aura is a meditation self help app for the iPhone that helps you relax and focus. It was developed by meditation teachers and therapists and uses machine learning to adapt to your specific needs. The app lets you choose meditation duration, tracks your mood, and will remind you when it’s time to take a break from your daily routine. Aura is regularly priced at US$96 a year, but with TMO’s special deal you pay $29.99—that’s 68% percent off.


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08:27
Proposed Law Against Apple's 'Walled...

Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera [Google Translate] published a headline today that translates to "the bill that could ban the iPhone in Italy."

The bill in question, Senate Act 2484, is aimed at ensuring Italians have open access to software, content, and services. The portion of the bill potentially relevant to Apple essentially says that users should have the right to download any software, whether proprietary or open source, on any platform.

An excerpt from...

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08:19
US Postal Service releases Total Eclipse stamp

The Postal Service will soon release a first-of-its-kind stamp that changes when you touch it. The Total Eclipse of the Sun Forever stamp, which commemorates the August 21 eclipse, transforms into an image of the Moon from the heat of a finger.

That is very cool.

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08:13
Sparkle Pro 2.2 - $79.99

Sparkle Pro will change your mind if you thought building websites wasn't for you. Sparkle is the intuitive site builder that lets you create sites for your online portfolio, team or band pages, or business and clients. Skip the tedium and design a gorgeous site that works right out of the box. Sparkle turns your design into a live site on the fly, no coding and no jargon. You don’t need to know about code or other web programming concepts: Sparkle makes sites happen. And if you need to create only a single site, please consider Sparkle One.

With Sparkle Pro you:

  • Create landing pages in a matter of minutes--test your ideas quickly
  • Focus your attention on content and layout
  • Quickly iterate on fully functional site designs

Features

  • Quickly add galleries, video, audio, maps, social buttons, and downloadable files
  • ...
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08:06
Tesla in talks for own music service, skipping likes...




Tesla is allegedly in talks with major record labels, hoping to offer its own streaming music service for owners of vehicles like the Model 3 and Model S -- apparently skipping default integration of options like Apple Music, Pandora, or Spotify.

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08:03
Spotify 1.0.57.474. - 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 1.0.57.474.:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated



  • OS X 10.9 or later...

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08:03
Tesla looks to create a music streaming service

Music industry sources say the carmaker has had talks with all of the major labels about licensing a proprietary music service that would come bundled with its cars, which already come equipped with a high-tech dashboard and internet connectivity.

I understand most of what Elon Musk tries to do, but I don’t get this one. He should integrate all of the big services into the cars and let the customers choose. Making a new music service doesn’t seem to solve a problem for consumers.

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07:59
BlackBerry misses forecasts

BlackBerry Ltd reported first-quarter sales that missed analysts’ forecasts due to an unexpected drop in its high-margin software and professional services sales, sending its shares down more than 10 percent in early morning trade.

BlackBerry is the perfect story of how a once powerful company thought so much of itself that it basically collapsed.

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07:52
beaTunes 5.0.1 - Organize your music collection.

beaTunes is a full-featured music player and organizational tool for music collections.

How well organized is your music library? Are your artists always spelled the same way? Any R.E.M. vs REM? beaTunes can easily fix this and other problems with its unique inspection feature (license required for applying one-click solutions). Could your last mix CD's song order use some improvement? Let beaTunes re-arrange your playlist for you! Always wondered how you could take advantage of the BPM (beats per minute) field? Let beaTunes fill in the blanks and help you while DJ'ing at your next party.

Here are some more examples of what you can do with beaTunes:

  • Navigate in songs semantically (i.e., segment to segment)
  • Automatically determine BPM (beats per minute)
  • Automatically determine the musical key your songs are in
  • Sort existing playlists so that matching songs succeed each other
  • Create matchlists (i.e.,...
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07:48
How Apple's iPhone Changed Business Forever

On Wednesday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Video: Scott Forstall talks about the iPhone's Origins as 'Project Purple' and more." We're likely to read many more stories about the anniversary of the original iPhone until the anniversary iPhone launches in September. Today a major publication wrote a report about how Apple's iPhone has changed business forever from music to maps.

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07:43
Supply Chain Evidence Mounts for Advanced 3D Sensing...

Ahead of the iPhone 8's predicted September announcement date, supply chain reports over the past few days have indicated a ramp up of 3D sensing components that are predicted to be destined for augmented reality and biometric security applications in 2017's high-end iPhone 8. In a research note by BlueFin Research Partners, "winners" for iPhone 8 component production are said to include Finisar and Lumentum for 3D sensing modules and Broadcom for wireless charging components (via Barron's).

Reports began building last week when iPhone camera component supplier Largan Precision confirmed that it will ship lenses for 3D sensing modules in the second half of 2017, while refraining from directly mentioning Apple and iPhone 8. In a recent quarterly earnings report,...

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07:42
Review: Logitech Slim Combo Keyboard Case for 10.5-...

Logitech Slim Combo Keyboard Case for 10.5-inch iPad Pro

Logitech makes some really nice keyboards for the iPad Pro, with the CREATE keyboard being my go-to keyboard for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. I recently purchased one of the smaller iPad Pros, and was provided with a Logitech Slim Combo Keyboard Case (US$129.99) for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro. After about 10 days of testing, here's my take on this versatile keyboard case.

Design

Right off the bat, this is something I don’t like about the Slim Combo — it is far from being slim. When the 10.5-inch iPad Pro is inserted into the “display” portion of the case and the keyboard is being used to protect the iPad Pro’s screen, the case is one inch (2.54 cm) thick. By comparison, Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro is just .59 inches thick (1.5 cm) and the 12-inch MacBook comes in at .52 inches (1.32 cm).

The weight of the Slim...

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07:31
Facebook expands work with non-profits to remove...

In the same week YouTube announced that it will be working with non-profit organizations to help identify and remove extremist videos from its platform, Facebook is expanding a similar initiative …

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07:28
Calendar: Contacting Event Invitees

Emailing or messaging everyone in a Calendar event invitee list is easy if you follow Melissa Holt’s advice.


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07:08
Final Cut Pro X documentary hits crowdfunding goal,...

Final Cut Pro X has been used for everything from ads to Hollywood movies, but the software didn’t get the easiest of rides from the industry when Apple first launched the radically-different version of the app.

Now a film editor who has used FCP X for six independent feature films has decided it’s time that the software itself took centre stage, with a documentary about its controversial introduction and journey to two million users …

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07:00
KODAK introduces iOS compatible Photo Printer Docks

KODAK has unveiled the Photo Printer Dock for use with the iPhone, iPad Android gadgets and digital camera users. It prints color 4x6 photos while simultaneously charging up to two devices.

In addition, users maintain creative control over photos with the free KODAK Printer Dock App. You can edit photos for an extra sparkle with filters, stickers and more. You can download your favorite shots stored on social media, even grab a screenshot from your videos and print it. 

You connect the KODAK Photo Printer Dock to the printer by directly plugging your devices to the dock or connect via Wi-Fi through the KODAK Printer Dock App. The Dock features five-pin micro USB for Android (with an additional custom iOS adapter for iPhone) and USB Host for printing from iPhone, iPad, Android, Digital Camera or USB Memory Stick.

There’s one cartridge for all models of the KODAK Printer Docks; colors...

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06:47
Review: Oree’s wooden keyboard and trackpad offer a...

Regular readers will know that I’m a sucker for wooden products. I’ll take hardwood flooring over any other surface, a real wood desk over glass, metal or anything else you can offer me. Decking over a lawn. And so on.

Over the years, I’ve tested quite a few wooden products, including a Mac dock, a number of iPhone cases, Watch chargerAirplay speaker,...

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06:45
News: Virgin Mobile USA to become first ‘iPhone-only...

Virgin Mobile USA plans to become the world’s first “iPhone-only” network as part of a new deal with Apple to begin selling the carrier’s wireless plans through Apple’s retail network, Reuters reports. The carrier, which is a subsidiary of Sprint that licenses its name from Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, is revamping its business to remove Android devices from its lineup in the coming years. Branson, who was directly…

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06:32
The Indian Government wants more Details behind...

A new report published today states that the Indian government has sought investment and job creation details from iPhone maker Apple in order to facilitate setting up its proposed manufacturing facility in India.

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06:30
The Symbus USB-C is a pricey, but useful, accessory...

There are a plethora of hubs for use with the 2016-2017 MacBook Pros and 12-inch MacBooks, but sometimes you just need a compact dock with specific functions. Enter Moshi’s $124.95 Symbus USB-C Hub.

It charges and connects your USB-C loving Mac laptop to an HDMI monitor (4K@30Hz, 1080p@60Hz). There’s a Gigabit Ethernet port for wired data transfer up to 1000 Mbps and two USB-A Gen 1 ports for connecting a keyboard, mouse, hard drive, etc.

The USB ports have a transfer data rate of 5Gbps. Both provide fast charging in addition to the data delivery. Aside from those four ports, there’s a DC power port on the back that connects to a standard power pack and cord for the dock.

The Symbus can handle 4K video output, as well as digital surround sound. The aluminum-encased hub also boasts fast-charging of a laptop (up to 65 W) and features Moshi’s proprietary Smart LED that allows you to see the charging status...

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06:27
MacFamilyTree grows to version 8.2

Synium Software has announced MacFamilyTree 8.2 (http://tinyurl.com/2563p63), an update to their genealogy app for macOS 10.10 and higher.

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06:25
Apple UK offers iTunes charity cover of 'Bridge...




Apple's U.K. website is promoting a new charity single on iTunes, proceeds from which will go to help support people impacted by the Grenfell Tower fire in London, which is believed to have killed some 79 people and left many homeless or destitute.

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06:22
2017 McAfee Threat Report Shows Spike in Mac Malware

Mac malware is up in 2017, but you won’t believe how bad it is on Windows.


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06:05
One Stop Systems introduces the Magma ExpressBox 3T-...

One Stop Systems (OSS) has introduced the $999 ExpressBox 3T-V3, an expansion chassis with three full length PCIe slots. The EB3T-V3 is fully Thunderbolt certified and features plug and play installation.

It can support any combination of x1, x4, x8 and x16 PCIe cards. The chassis features a hot-swappable cooling fan, and users can control fan speed and noise. The EB3T-V3 can provide up to 300W of power.

The Magma ExpressBox 3T-V3 features a new PCIe Gen 3 backplane to better match the throughput available with Thunderbolt 3 and the majority of PCIe cards on the market, according to Steve Cooper, CEO of OSS. The expansion chassis contains three PCIe slots connected to the computer through a Thunderbolt 3 cable. You can add up to three PCIe cards to Magma ExpressBox 3T-V3.

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06:04
One Stop Systems introduces the Magma ExpressBox 3T-...

One Stop Systems (OSS) has introduced the $999 ExpressBox 3T-V3 (http://tinyurl.com/ycjl4kwj), an expansion chassis with three full length PCIe slots. The EB3T-V3 is fully Thunderbolt certified and features plug and play installation.

It can support any combination of x1, x4, x8 and x16 PCIe cards. The chassis features a hot-swappable cooling fan, and users can control fan speed and noise. The EB3T-V3 can provide up to 300W of power.

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06:04
LibreOffice 5.3.4.2 - Free, open-source office suite.

LibreOffice is an office suite (word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, drawing tool) compatible with other major office suites. The Document Foundation is coordinating development and maintenance of this OpenOffice.org fork.

Many different language versions are available here.



Version 5.3.4.2:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.8 or later



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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Powrtabs, Lightning 10-Pack

For Friday’s iLounge Deal, you can get a a 10-pack of Lightning Powrtabs for only $34.99 — that’s 29% off the regular price. These extremely portable and disposable 1,000 mAh batteries let you give your iPhone a quick boost wherever you are without having to worry about keeping a bulky external battery pack recharged. Instead, just juice up your iPhone for about four more hours of use from each pack, and then toss it out when you’re…

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06:00
Pay What YOU Want for these 15 Mac apps in our Daily...

What's better than a deal on 15 top Mac apps? How about a deal where YOU decide how much you want to pay for those Mac apps? That's the idea behind our Pay What You Want deals, and this week we're offering what we call The World's Biggest Mac App Bundle. With the deal, you get 15 apps worth $604, and you decide what to pay.

Choose to pay an amount less than the average price paid, you get 13 of the 15 apps -- the only two you won't receive are Tembo and Dropzone 3. Beat the average price, you get all 15 apps. And if you beat the Leader's price, you get entered into our fun summer giveaway!

Here are the apps you can get:

Data Rescue 4

Data Rescue 4 (...

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05:59
Apple webpage supports victims of the deadly...

Apple has set up a webpage urging visitors to contribute a fundraiser for victims of last week’s deadly Grenfell Tower fire in London. The number of people dead or presumed dead remains at 79, but the true number could be higher. 

Speculation has focused on the role that cladding apparently used in a recent refurbishment of the tower may have played in the fire, which appeared to spread quickly up the exterior of the tower in the early hours of June 14. With the inquiry now in its second week, police have started taking witness statements from those who were in the tower.

The 24-story high-rise was home to 125 families. However, visitors may also have been in the building when the flames took hold.

Here’s a note from Apple’s page: “Following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in West London, the record industry came together to record a single for the victims of the disaster. Over 50 artists gave their time...

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05:55
Foxconn CEO insists that his investment group still...




Refuting speculation that the deal to buy Toshiba's memory division is effectively done. Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou declared on Friday that he expects that his company still has a '"50 percent chance" of winning.

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05:30
How to view 'Live Photos' in macOS Sierra’...

The Live Photos feature of recent iPhones is a lot of fun. It captures 1.5 seconds of movement surrounding a 12-megapixel still image (think the “moving newspaper" photos in the Harry Potter films). If you want to play the video portion of a Live Photo in macOS Sierra, here’s how:

  • Open the Photos app.
  • Open any album where a Live Photo is contained
  • Open any Live Photo by double-clicking on it.
  • Hover the mouse cursor over the Live Photo to play the video portion of the picture in Photos on Mac.
  • A Live Photo is signified by a small concentric circle and “Live” text in the corner of the picture.

(This how-to is based on my experiences and info on Apple's support pages — where the images sometimes come from.)

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05:29
AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple's new...




This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor review the latest Apple hardware, discuss Apple Watch and what it could mean to be at the center of health, and also where Amazon could go based on buying Whole Foods.

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05:00
Rumor: Upcoming iMac Pro could see server-class...

Apple’s forthcoming iMac Pro may get some even meatier specs than anticipated.

The workstation-class computer, which features support for up to an 18-core Intel Xeon processor, top-of-the-line Radeon Pro Vega graphics, up to 4TB of SSD storage, and up to 128GB of ECC RAM could be powered by Intel’s next-generation server-grade Skylake-EX and Skylake-EP processors, which are based on a platform codenamed “Purley.”

The hint towards this comes from sourcing in the information files for the current macOS High Sierra developer beta, which states that the iMac Pro will use Intel’s new server-class LGA3647 socket, not its high-end, desktop-class LGA2066 socket.

This hints that the iMac Pro could incorporate Intel’s server-grade Xeon processors, rather than using Intel’s recently announced Core-X series of Skylake and Kaby Lake chips that still use the LGA2066 socket.

The blog added that the new iMac Pro appears to be coming with a Secure Enclave,...

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04:52
Some of Apple's new 'iPhone X'...

A new Barron's report looks at the findings of a boutique research firm who has been looking into new suppliers they believe will have their technology built into the forthcoming 'iPhone X', Apple's tenth-anniversary version of the iconic smartphone that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs introduced back in 2007. Two of the interesting new suppliers cover 3D sensing technology.

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04:51

Retailers to lose $71 billion in card-not-present...

New data from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) has found that retailers stand to lose $71 billion globally from fraudulent CNP (Card-Not-Present) transactions over the next five years. The research found that a number of factors, such as the USA’s shift to EMV cards, delays in 3DS 2.0 (3D-Secure) and click-and-collect fraud were key drivers behind the rise.

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04:50
Smart speaker unit shipments to surge between 2017...

Voice controlled smart speaker unit shipments are expected to increase from around 10 million to approximately 80 million, between 2017 and 2022, globally, according to new data from Research and Markets (www.researchandmarkets.com). This includes market segments: voice controlled room speakers, portable/battery powered speakers, sound bars and wireless multi-room speakers.

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04:31
3D Touch Multitasking Currently Missing From iOS 11...

Apple’s motivation for removing the handy feature, as well as the permanence of the its absence, are unknown. But, hey, it’s a beta.


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04:30
Apple patent involves iPhone/CarPlay interaction

Apple has been granted a patent (number 20170180547) for “generating a dynamic user interface representing an arbitrary content provider back-end.” It involves the interaction between iPhones and iPads and the company’s CarPlay technology.

Compatible with iPhone 5 and later models, CarPlay provides a simplified way to use your iPhone interface on a car’s touch screen, giving users access to Siri voice controls, as well as Apple Maps, Apple Music, Phone, Messages, and a variety of third party apps.

The invention would allow hird-party apps on an iPhone or iPad to show their content — such as audio content, video content, music stations, audio books, and so forth — to an in-vehicle CarPly computing device via a standardized format for content items that’s decoupled from the user interfaces of the third-party apps. 

In this way, the in-vehicle device can display the content items in an in-vehicle user interface without granting providers of the content items...

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04:23
Mac malware continues to grow, reports McAfee, but...

McAfee tells us that the growth in Mac malware seen last year has continued into this year, growing 53% in the first quarter alone. The total number of instances of malware detected has reached over 700,000.

As before, though, the headline number isn’t as alarming as it might appear …

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04:06
VOX 2.8.26 - Music player that supports many...

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

  • Listen to your music regardless of the format:
    • Play numerous lossy and lossless audio formats;
    • Export playlists in various formats (PLS, M3U, XSPF);
    • Open different playlist types including M3U, PLS, XSPF and the popular CUE format used to store CD rips;
    • Play audio files stored on NAS devices and other network drives.
  • Rule your music with ease:
    • Control the player from the main interface, Dock context menu or main menu controls;
    • Automatically search for all the missing album artwork from...
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04:01
Apple inviting UK website visitors to help victims...

As it often does after a disaster, Apple is inviting website visitors to contribute to a fundraising appeal – this time for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire in London in which 79 people are either confirmed or presumed to have lost their lives.

The 24-floor residential tower block, devoted to social housing, caught fire overnight on 14th June after a fridge-freezer burst into flames. Design features that should ensure a fire is contained within a single apartment for 60 minutes somehow failed, and the fire spread, aided by flammable cladding on the exterior of the building …

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04:00
SnipNotes is a new note-taking app for the Mac

Felix Lisczyk has introduced SnipNotes for macOS, which extends the existing iOS app. It combines a configurable clipboard manager with an intelligent note-taking app.

Users can save any content from their clipboard, websites and more. SnipNotes categorizes notes automatically based on their content and provides a set of actions for each type. SnipNotes takes advantage of many Mac technologies such as Handoff and the new Touch Bar.

It requires macOS 10.12 or later. SnipNotes 1.0 for macOS is on sale for $3.99 until July 9 and $8.99 afterwards. The app is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category.

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03:54
Chicago’s New Apple Store Lets You Get Your MacBook...

If there’s one thing about Apple Stores that everyone can agree on, it’s that they certainly stand out, and it looks like Apple isn’t aiming to change that reputation any time soon. The company’s upcoming flagship store in Chicago is being constructed with glass walls all around and a carbon fiber roof. But this week, the construction crew deviated from the original design plans and added a white Apple Logo to the center of the roof, making the store look like a giant MacBook. Check out the video of the store’s construction from DNAinfo.


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03:32
High Sierra Firmware Points to Skylake Xeons, Touch...

The High Sierra firmware also indicates support for Intel’s “Basin Falls” processors, which are high-end desktop CPUs that could power future non-Pro iMacs and Mac minis.


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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for June 23, 2017

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

macOS Apps/Updates

Feral Interactive has announced that Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II is now available on Mac App Store.

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

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

Publicspace has introduced Vitamin-R...

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01:20
Virgin Media: Change your Super Hub 2 password or...

Typically, internet routers are designed to protect you and your devices from malicious third parties. But when many come with a default username and password, they can leave owners open to attack. That's the message consumer website Which? is pushin...

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01:15
Code 'recipes' from IFTTT help you stay on...

It's not exactly hard to find publicly available government info and new announcements online. A bunch of new IFTTT recipes (now officially called applets) can make sure you never miss them when they become available, though. The platform has reveale...

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Thursday June 22

23:28
Nissan teases self-driving features for the next-gen...

The next generation Leaf EV will be the first with ProPilot driver assist in North American and Europe, and Nissan has just showed how that will look. Activated by a button on the steering wheel, it can control steering, braking and acceleration, but...

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21:07
Aeon Timeline 2.2.3

Fixes a bug that prevented Mac App Store and Setapp versions from syncing with Ulysses. ($50 new, free update, 50.0 MB)

 

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21:07
Airfoil 5.6.1

Updates the Instant On component to improve audio transmission from select apps, and now requires OS X 10.10 Yosemite. ($29 new, free update, 14.4 MB)

 

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21:01
IBM-powered DNA sequencing could find bacteria in...

Babies love milk. Adults love milk-based products. You know what else loves milk? Good and bad bacteria. It's the ideal medium for bacteria growth and could cause various food-borne illnesses, especially if consumed in raw, unpasteurized form. Resear...

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20:59
iFFmpeg 6.4.0 - Convert multimedia files between...

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



Version 6.4.0:

  • Now works on APFS formated volumes (macOS10.13 High Sierra)
  • Added video filter ‘Frame Steps’
  • Added option 'Select one frame every N-th frame’
  • Added x265 option 'Strength of adaptive offsets’
  • Added"SMPTE ST 428-1" to Color Primaries selector
  • Improved FFmpeg error handling
  • Improved handling of DVB_Subtitles
  • Improved compiling FFmpeg command lines in general
  • Now handels DPX frames
  • Metadata types ‘Service Name’ and ‘Service Provider’ is now saved in user presets
  • Better compatibility with FFmpeg 3.3 and higher
  • Updated several iDevice presets...
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20:59
Beamer 3.3 - Stream any movie file from your Mac to...

Beamer streams to your Apple TV....

  • Plays any movie file - Just like the popular desktop movie players, Beamer accepts all common formats, codecs and resolutions. AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4, WMV, FLV. To Beamer, it's all the same.
  • High quality image and sound - Unlike Screen Mirroring, Beamer is specifically optimized for video playback at the highest quality and supports 5.1 surround sound. No glitches, clicks, pops or other shenanigans. The video looks just as good as it would on your desktop.
  • Easy Subtitles - Beamer automatically detects embedded subtitles and associated subtitle files. If possible, subtitles will be selected automatically based on your Apple TV's Subtitle Language preference.
  • Remote Control - You can pause, fast-forward and rewind the movie using the Apple TV remote. No need to get up from the couch!
  • Start now, finish later...
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20:59
jAlbum Pro 14.0 - Organize your digital images and...

jAlbum Pro has all the features you love in jAlbum, but comes with a commercial license. You can create gorgeous custom photo galleries for the Web without writing a line of code!

  • Beginner-friendly, with Pro Results - Simply drag and drop photos into groups, choose a design from hundreds of beautiful album skins, and you're done!
  • Share the memories - Effortlessly upload your album to your website. If you don't have one, select one of jAlbum's affordable storage plans.
  • Photo galleries for everyone - jAlbum is the perfect photo-sharing tool for bloggers, small business, social groups, and families.

Features

  • White labeled albums
  • No ads in your albums
  • Priority e-mail support

For a more detailed comparison, see this page.



Version...

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20:59
Apple Remote Desktop Client 3.9.3 - Client component...

Apple Remote Desktop Client is the best way to manage the Mac computers on your network. Distribute software, provide real-time online help to end users, create detailed software and hardware reports, and automate routine management tasks - all without leaving your desk. Featuring Automator actions, Remote Spotlight search, and a new Dashboard widget, Apple Remote Desktop 3 makes your job easier than ever.



Version 3.9.3:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.10.5 or later

  • Addresses several issues related to compatibility, reliability, and usability



  • OS X 10.10.5 or later
  • Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, or 3.2.1
  • An Ethernet (recommended), AirPort, or FireWire-over-IP network connection



Download Now]]>

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20:59
Chromium 59.0.3071.109 - Fast and stable open-source...

Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web.



Version 59.0.3071.109:

  • This update has no Flash plug-in



  • OS X 10.9 or later



Download Now]]>

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20:59
Thunderbird 52.2.0 - Email client from Mozilla.

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

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



Version 52.2.0:

Fixed

  • Embedded images not shown in email received from Hotmail/Outlook webmailer
  • Detection of non-ASCII font names in font selector
  • Attachment not forwarded correctly under certain circumstances
  • Multiple requests for master password when GMail OAuth2 is enabled
  • Large number of blank pages being printed under certain circumstances when...
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20:59
Google Chrome 59.0.3071.109 - Modern and fast Web...

Google Chrome is a Web browser by Google, created to be a modern platform for Web pages and applications. It utilizes very fast loading of Web pages and has a V8 engine, which is a custom built JavaScript engine. Because Google has used parts from Apple's Safari and Mozilla's Firefox browsers, they made the project open source.



Version 59.0.3071.109:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.9 or later



Download Now]]>

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20:59
Shredo 1.2.2 - $9.99

Shredo is a beautiful, functional file-shredding and privacy scan utility. It permanently shreds files, folders, and external volumes' contents to keep information secure and impossible for anyone to retrieve. Depending on security level and data-erase speed, you have 3 shredding methods at your disposal:

  1. 1-pass - Offers good security and quickest erase of data. It deletes access information to your files and writes random bytes over the data once.
  2. 7-pass - Slower speed, but better security than 1-pass. Writes over data 7 times, based on US Department of Defence (DoD) 5220-20 M standard algorithms.
  3. 35-pass - Slowest, but offers the best security. Erases file access info and writes over the data 35 times, based on the Gutmann method for deletion.

Shredo supports external volumes and flash drives, but depending on their size and method selected, shredding time...

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20:59
Airfoil 5.6.1 - Send audio from any app to AirPort...

Airfoil allows you to send any audio to AirPort Express units, Apple TVs, and even other Macs and PCs, all in sync! It's your audio - everywhere.

With Airfoil you can take audio from any application and send to your AirPort Express units, as well as Apple TVs, and even other Macs and PCs running Airfoil Speakers! Transmit audio from RealPlayer, Windows Media Player, QuickTime Player, and other media players. Send audio from web-based applications like Pandora, Last.fm, and other to the AirPort Express. You can even stream audio from audio devices like RadioSHARK, XM and Sirius radios, around your house.



Version 5.6.1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.10 or later.

Note: Airfoil 5 is a paid upgrade from previous versions. Purchase information can be found here.

  • [Major Enhancement] Instant On has been...
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20:59
Vitamin-R 2.48 - Personal productivity tool.

Vitamin-R creates the optimal conditions for your brain to work at its best by structuring your work into short bursts of distraction-free, highly focused activity alternating with opportunities for renewal, reflection and intuition.

The built-in task logging and statistics features create a positive momentum towards productivity by providing visible feedback on your progress and achievements.

Features

  • Time Slice Your Work. Vitamin-R breaks down large, vaguely defined tasks into a series of short "time slices" of between 10 and 30 minutes, each with specific, easily reachable and actionable objectives. During these time slices it keeps you focused on accomplishing only this one objective and provides you with mechanisms for dealing with interruptions, poor concentration, etc.
  • Get Started. Vitamin-R concentrates on getting you started allowing you to break through the resistance of...
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20:59
Final Draft 10.0.3 - Industry-leading screenwriting...

Final Draft allows you to use your creative energy to focus on the content; let Final Draft take care of the style. Final Draft is the number-one selling application specifically designed for writing movie scripts, television episodics, and stage plays. It combines powerful word processing with professional script formatting in one self-contained, easy-to-use package. There is no need to learn about script formatting rules - Final Draft automatically paginates and formats your script to industry standards as you write.



Version 10.0.3:

  • Bug fixes
  • Performance enhancements



  • OS X 10.9 or later



Download Now]]>

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20:59
jAlbum 14.0 - Create custom photo galleries for the...

With jAlbum, you can create gorgeous custom photo galleries for the Web without writing a line of code!

  • Beginner-friendly, with pro results - Simply drag and drop photos into groups, choose a design from hundreds of beautiful album skins, and you're done!
  • Share the memories - Effortlessly upload your album to your website. If you don't have one, select one of jAlbum's affordable storage plans.
  • Photo galleries for everyone - jAlbum is the perfect photo-sharing tool for bloggers, small business, social groups, and families.



Version 14.0:

Note: Version 14 is a paid upgrade from previous versions.

Note: The standard jAlbum installation requires OS X 10.8.3 or later. To use jAlbum on OS X 10.6 and 10.7, select "jAlbum for Mac OS X (not bundled with Java)" from the developer's "More download options" page (...

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20:18
Tesla is laying the groundwork to build cars in...

If you've been waiting to pull the trigger on one of Tesla's electric vehicles, the upcoming Model 3 probably looks pretty appealing. The car promises 215 miles per charge, ample seating, the tech for autopilot and it starts at just $35,000. Well, un...

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19:02
YouTube TV expands to ten more US metropolitan...

YouTube TV seemed an adequate addition to the increasingly crowded streaming television market, but it launched back in April with a modest area footprint, operating in only five US cities for its first few months. Today, they're expanding availabili...

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17:38
Airbnb tests payment-splitting feature so you don...

Airbnb is testing out a feature that would allow reservations to be split among multiple people. So, if you're booking with rude friends who never pay you back or if you want to book an expensive reservation that may be too much for one credit card t...

| Read more »
16:47
Sling TV extends cloud DVR to iOS devices

Sling TV's cloud DVR service is now available for iPhone and iPad. The streaming service's DVR "First Look" option costs an additional $5 per month and gives you 50 hours of DVR storage.

The iOS devices now join the growing list of DVR-supported sys...

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16:00
Latest satellite footage shows progress of Apple...

Apple has been hard at work on its new Apple Park headquarters for several time, recently starting to put the final touches on the campus. Now, satellite imaging company Planet Labs has shared new overhead footage of the spaceship construction progress over the last two years, condensing the footage down to just 18 seconds and showing the amazing progress…

more…

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15:57
Tesla is reportedly trying to build its own music...

Tesla has continued to one-up its achievements as a successful proprietor of safe, green and increasingly autonomous electric vehicles. But it might venture out from the niche its carved for a much more saturated market: Streaming audio. Music indust...

| Read more »
15:55
Watch: Every change, bug fix and new feature in...




Apple this week released the second beta version of its upcoming iOS 11 operating system to developers for testing with a litany of bug fixes, UI changes and new features. AppleInsider takes a closer look at the modifications in this hands-on video.

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15:46
High Sierra firmware suggests Secure Enclave, Intel...




A report on Thursday suggests Apple's forthcoming iMac Pro all-in-one will run Intel's server-class "Purley" Xeon platform, as well as a Secure Enclave Processor similar in function to the ARM-based chip embedded in the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.

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15:29
FCC may fine robocall spammer $120 million for...

Everyone hates those robocalls that target our phones to sell things we don't need. They're universally reviled, with Republicans backing legislation for ringless voicemail, the FTC offering a $25,000 reward for anti-robocall tech and AT&T and Bu...

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15:13
iMac Pro may have server-grade processors, Touch ID...

Earlier this month at the Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple unveiled the upcoming iMac Pro, a new workstation-class product line designed for pro users with demanding workflows. Now we (possibly) have a few more details.

The all-new iMac Pro, with its 27-inch Retina 5K display, next generation Intel Xeon processors up to 18 cores, up to 22 Teraflops of graphics computation, up to 16GB of VRAM, up to 128GB of memory, built-in Ethernet, and support for one billion colors, is the most powerful Mac ever made, says John Ternus, Apple’s vice president of Hardware Engineering. It comes in a new space gray enclosure.

Pike’s Universium (https://pikeralpha.wordpress.com/2017/06/22/imac-pro-comes-with-security...)...

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15:04
Google urges Congress to revise outdated overseas...

Access to data stored overseas has become a contentious issue with tech companies and the US government. Today, in a speech given to the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, Google's senior vice president and general counsel, Kent Walker,...

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15:02
Satellite footage condenses two years of Apple Park...




Satellite imaging provider Planet Labs this week uploaded a time-lapse showing off construction progress of Apple Park's main "spaceship" structure, chronicling nearly two years of work in 18 seconds.

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15:01
AWT News Update: June 22, 2017

Photo via DNAinfo/David Matthews

In today's news, a few tidbits of info about Apple buildings that are nearing completion, and Apple and Foxconn lose out on their bid for Toshiba's flash memory business:

  • The new Chicago River Apple Store being built in the Windy City has a roof that looks like a MacBook Air and temporarily sported an Apple logo
  • Apple is hiring for the new Visitor Center Caffe near Apple Park
  • Bain Capital and a consortium of Japanese government investors snap up the Toshiba flash memory biz in an $18 billion deal

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

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14:48
DHS to Congress: The Russians Are Coming Back


The House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday conducted a hearing focusing on the impact of Russian hacking on the 2016 elections. Members of the committee heard testimony from former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, who was in charge of the department when the actual hacking took place during the final months of the Obama administration. During that hearing, Johnson reiterated that Russian President Vladimir Putin had ordered the hacking with the intent of influencing the outcome of the U.S. elections.

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14:41
Airbnb to target wealthy customers who prefer luxury...

Airbnb keeps expanding its core disruption with new features to help increase its audience. The company has made it easier for business travelers to find a room with the Airbnb app and has tried its hand at tour guiding with a new activity suggestion...

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14:40
The best battery cases for iPhone

Chances are good that you depend on your iPhone for a wide variety of uses, and for good reason, the device is a jack of all trades. But as iPhone functionality continues to grow, it’s easier and easier to drain your battery. Let’s take a look at some of the best battery cases available for iPhone.

more…

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14:25
What’s new in iOS 11 beta 2? Hands-on with 25+...

The second iOS 11 beta was released yesterday to developers, and the general consensus is that it runs much smoother than the initial beta. After playing with it for a few hours, I agree with those sentiments, as the release seems to be more polished than beta 1.

Along with performance improvements, there are several new features and changes added to the mix as well. In the following walkthrough, we’ll step through some of those changes on video. more…

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14:19
Use emoji to search Kayak for travel deals

The inevitable march to replace words with emoji continues apace, with the world granting more legitimacy to the cartoony mini-images. Last month, an Israeli court ruled that they counted as enough "intent" in a civil case to turn the tide in one sid...

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14:09
iPhone GPU Maker Imagination Technologies Puts...

Apple’s former mobile GPU partner Imagination Technologies has fallen on hard times and is putting itself up for sale.


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14:02
Report: iMac Pro may offer server-grade Intel ‘...

Apple teased its new utlra-powerful iMac Pro earlier this month at WWDC, offering some baseline specs for the machine and saying it would be released in December for $4999. Now, the blog Pike’s Universum claims to have some additional details regarding the iMac Pro’s power…

more…

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13:57
YouTube's 'VR180' format works on...

At today's Vidcon event, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki rolled out a new format for videos called VR180. Intended to split the difference between 360/VR formats and standard videos, it lets creators shoot videos that are immersive when viewed in a virtua...

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13:50
Mac: Booq Nerve Black

Booq is one of our favourite bag makers, with very stylish bags that are durable and provide good storage capacity, so we were definitely excited by the company’s latest new bag, the Nerve, black. It’s a full messenger bag with a ballistic nylon exterior, a water-repellant flap, and a well-padded interior laptop compartment. It’s a great bag for all of your summer excursions — it will withstand the elements for your weekend getaways but still looks nice enough to take to the office on Monday morning.

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13:45
The Wirecutter's best deals: Get a $100 credit...

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

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13:38
Apple Store roof is a giant MacBook

With construction on the new Chicago outlet winding down, construction workers briefly put an Apple logo on the top center of the building, making it resemble an enormous MacBook Air, at least temporarily.

That’s pretty cool.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:38
Sling TV updates iPhone & iPad app with Cloud...




By way of an app update, Sling TV viewers can now take advantage of the service's Cloud DVR feature on Apple's iPhone and iPad, saving shows for later regardless of whether they're on-demand programs.

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13:37
Happy Hour Podcast 125 | Apple’s security leak, Sony...

This week Benjamin and Zac share brief 10.5-inch iPad Pro impressions, detail a few changes in iOS 11 beta 2, discuss the ironic Apple security leak, Apple’s big Sony exec hires and what it means for TV, and Scott Forstall’s major comeback to the public stage and what he has to say about the history of the iPhone. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

more…

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13:36
Some Uber employees want Travis Kalanick back

More than one thousand current Uber employees have signed a letter to the company’s board of directors, asking for the return of deposed CEO Travis Kalanick “in an operational role.” One of its venture capital investors also is chiming in, with a similar message.

About 1,000 employees have signed the letter so far—that’s about 10% of the company’s employees.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:35
Roof of Chicago's North Michigan Ave. Apple...




With construction on the new Chicago outlet winding down, construction workers briefly put an Apple logo on the top center of the building, making it resemble an enormous MacBook Air, at least temporarily.

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13:24
Why Tim Cook’s Rating by Employees Plummeted in 2017

In Glassdoor’s CEO ratings system, derived from employee input, Apple’s Tim Cook fell from Number 8 last year to 53 this year. Why?


| Read more »
13:23
macOS: How to See Which Mac Apps are 32-Bit

32-bit Mac apps won’t be removed until 2019, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start early to find them.


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13:22
Local ISP claims Comcast sabotaged it into shutting...

Comcast, everyone's favorite internet service provider, is embroiled in a lawsuit for allegedly destroying a local business. According to the complaint, as the telecom giant encroached on the turf of a small ISP in Texas, Comcast cut the business's c...

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13:15
iMac Pro May Feature Intel's Server-Grade...

Apple earlier this month unveiled the iMac Pro, a workstation-class desktop computer with up to an 18-core Intel Xeon processor, top-of-the-line Radeon Pro Vega graphics, up to 4TB of SSD storage, and up to 128GB of ECC RAM.

Apple didn't specify exactly which processors will be included in the iMac Pro, but if the blog Pike's Universum is to be believed, it could be powered by Intel's next-generation server-grade Skylake-EX and Skylake-EP processors, which are based on a platform codenamed "Purley."

The blog, which appears to be sourcing its information from firmware files in the macOS High Sierra developer beta, said the iMac Pro will use Intel's new server-class...

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13:00
Upcoming Apple Store in Chicago Features MacBook...

Apple is building a new flagship retail location in Chicago, which features glass walls and a thin, carbon fiber roof. Photos of the store's roof were shared today by Chicago news site DNAinfo, and as it turns out, Apple has added a white Apple logo that wasn't in the original plans, making the top of the structure look a lot like an Apple notebook.

The roof is made from a material that resembles the silver aluminum of the MacBook and MacBook Pro, with rounded edges and the same rectangular shape. When complete, it will sit atop all-glass walls, making for a unique floating MacBook-style design that's not quite like any other Apple Store.

The new store, which is located near the historic Michigan Avenue Bridge alongside the Chicago River, has been designed by...

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12:50
Apple’s new Chicago River retail store will look...

We’ve been watching the progress of the new Chicago River Apple Store for several months now, and today DNAInfo has shared current shots of the construction progress. As the site reports, the latest Foster+Partners project looks like a giant MacBook Air landed next to the Chicago River…

more…

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12:43
iFFmpeg 6.4.0 - Convert multimedia files between...

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



Version 6.4.0:

  • Now works on APFS formated volumes (macOS10.13 High Sierra)
  • Added video filter ‘Frame Steps’
  • Added option 'Select one frame every N-th frame’
  • Added x265 option 'Strength of adaptive offsets’
  • Added"SMPTE ST 428-1" to Color Primaries selector
  • Improved FFmpeg error handling
  • Improved handling of DVB_Subtitles
  • Improved compiling FFmpeg command lines in general
  • Now handels DPX frames
  • Metadata types ‘Service Name’ and ‘Service Provider’ is now saved in user presets
  • Better compatibility with FFmpeg 3.3 and higher
  • Updated several iDevice presets...
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12:38
Apple Releases iOS 10.3.3 Developer Beta 4 for...

Apple rolled out developer beta 4 for iOS 10.3.3 on Thursday so the official release can’t be too far off.


| Read more »
12:27
New job openings hint at Apple Park Visitor Center...




A pair of job listings posted on Apple's website this week suggest that Apple Park may finally be nearing a long-awaited public opening.

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12:16
Apple supports LGBTQ organizations with Pride watch...

Apple is proud to support LGBTQ advocacy organizations working to bring about positive change, including GLSEN, PFLAG and The Trevor Project in the U.S. and ILGA internationally. A portion of the proceeds from Pride Edition band sales will benefit their important efforts.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:03
The JUUK Ligero Is an Amazing Apple Watch Band

You’ll love finding occasions to wear this fantastic lightweight Apple Watch band.


| Read more »
11:54
Feral's 'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III...




Feral Interactive has brought 'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III' for macOS to the Mac App Store, with the futuristic real-time strategy game arriving on Apple's digital marketplace two weeks after it was made available to purchase from other online stores.

| Read more »
11:42
Jeff Gamet Discusses Home Automation and IoT at...

The Mac Observer’s Jeff Gamet will be diving into the Internet of Things and smart home devices at MacTech Pro in Denver on Wednesday, June 28th.


| Read more »
11:28
Sling TV brings Cloud DVR support to iOS with latest...

Sling TV has released an update to its iOS app today that brings its Cloud DVR feature to iPhone and iPad.

more…

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11:27
Nomad Tile Trackable PowerPack: $119.95

If you need some extra juice for your iPhone battery when you’re on the go check out today’s deal: The Nomad Tile Trackable PowerPack. It’s a 9,000mAh backup battery that includes Tile Bluetooth tracking to help you avoid losing it when you’re out and about. The Tile Trackable PowerPack includes USB a and USB-C fast charging ports and it has a military grade drop rating. Nomad says it charges an iPhone 7 three and a half times, and you can pick it up for US$119.95 with free shipping.


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11:20
News: Indoor Maps for Airports and Malls now...

Early signs of Apple’s new Indoor Maps feature in the iOS 11 Maps app have begun appearing for specific airports and shopping malls as of the second beta of iOS 11 released earlier this week. According to MacRumors, indoor maps are now available for Philadelphia International Airport, Mineta San Jose International Airport, Westfield Valley Fair in San Jose, California and Westfield San Francisco Centre in San Francisco, California. The new feature,…

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11:17
Thunderbird 52.2.0 - Email client from Mozilla.

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

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



Version 52.2.0:

Fixed

  • Embedded images not shown in email received from Hotmail/Outlook webmailer
  • Detection of non-ASCII font names in font selector
  • Attachment not forwarded correctly under certain circumstances
  • Multiple requests for master password when GMail OAuth2 is enabled
  • Large number of blank pages being printed under certain circumstances when...
| Read more »
11:06
News: Apple releases fourth betas of iOS 10.3.3,...

Apple has released fourth developer betas for iOS 10.3.3 and tvOS 10.2.2; a new beta of watchOS 3.2.3 has not been released at this point. As with the last round of betas, these all include only minor updates and bug fixes, alongside the iOS 11 developer releases that are currently in beta with major new features, expected to be debuted in the fall....

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11:00
Apple hiring Apple Park Visitor Center staff ahead...

Apple Park is getting closer to an official opening as the company begins hiring staff for the visitor center that will include an Apple Store and, for the first time, a cafe that’s also open to the public.

more…

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11:00
How dry cleaning works

Did you know dry cleaning isn’t actually dry?

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:57
Apple Music and the Record Labels, Macs in Education...

Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet Apple working to renegotiate how much money it pays to record labels for Apple Music, plus they dive into the state of Macs in education.


| Read more »
10:51
Airfoil 5.6.1 - Send audio from any app to AirPort...

Airfoil allows you to send any audio to AirPort Express units, Apple TVs, and even other Macs and PCs, all in sync! It's your audio - everywhere.

With Airfoil you can take audio from any application and send to your AirPort Express units, as well as Apple TVs, and even other Macs and PCs running Airfoil Speakers! Transmit audio from RealPlayer, Windows Media Player, QuickTime Player, and other media players. Send audio from web-based applications like Pandora, Last.fm, and other to the AirPort Express. You can even stream audio from audio devices like RadioSHARK, XM and Sirius radios, around your house.



Version 5.6.1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.10 or later.

Note: Airfoil 5 is a paid upgrade from previous versions. Purchase information can be found here.

  • [Major Enhancement] Instant On has been...
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10:46
Apple rolls out fourth developer beta releases of...




Apple on Thursday issued fourth beta releases of of iOS 10.3.3 and tvOS 10.2.2 to the developer community, just a day after running the gamut of betas for the operating systems announced at WWDC.

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10:43
Apple Pay loyalty cards coming to more restaurants...




Thanks to behind-the-scenes work, a number of major U.S. restaurant chains like Quiznos, Smashburger, and MOD Pizza will start offering Apple Pay-connected loyalty cards "later this year," according to an announcement.

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10:39
How Scott Forstall Selected The People Who Would...

In 2005 Scott Forstall was tasked with finding people to build the iPhone and, due to secrecy concerns, Steve Jobs said he could only pick people from within Apple. From Mark Sullivan over at Fast Company:

“During all the interviews for the team, we screened for people who were growth mind-set,” Forstall told me. Forstall said he had been a fan of Carol Dweck, a Stanford psychology professor known for her theory that people exist somewhere on a continuum between “fixed mind-set” and “growth mind-set.”

 


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10:35
The Steam Summer Sale Is On Now Through July 5th

The 2017 Steam Summer Sale has just kicked off. While known for PC games, Steam sells a growing number of of Mac games, so there should be some great deals to be had over the next few days. The sale is on now through Wednesday, July 5th with discounts up to 85 percent on hundreds of games.


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10:30
Apple releases fourth developer beta of iOS 10.3.3

Apple has posted the fourth developer beta of iOS 10.3.3. It can be be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center.

| Read more »
10:15
AWT Publisher/Editor Steve Sande to speak at MacTech...

Are you a Mac support professional? You've probably heard about the MacTech Pro Events, which are held throughout the country each year to bring together Mac pros to hone their skills in a one-day intensive session. I'll be one of this year's speakers at the MacTech Pro event in Denver, Colorado on June 28th, and would like to extend an invitation to AWT readers to attend the event and save $200 in the meantime. Just use this link to get early bird pricing on MacTech Pro Denver!

The sessions at MacTech Pro Denver include:

  • Creating a Storage Strategy: Integrating solutions for Cloud, Local, Network with Access, Archive and Backup in Mind...
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10:15
Indoor Maps for the Apple Maps App Starting to...

Only a few airports and malls are currently supported, but Apple will be adding more as the public release of iOS 11 approaches.


| Read more »
10:14
Virgin Mobile has a $120 discount on an instantly...

Virgin Mobile is becoming America’s first iPhone-only carrier, and to celebrate its collaboration with Apple, it’s launched heavy deals on a year’s worth of cell service and the purchase price of a new iPhone SE.

For existing customers and new customers who port-in a number, Virgin Mobile will give them a year’s worth of unlimited talk, text, and data service for $1 when they purchase a new iPhone and sign up for Auto Pay. To help sweeten that deal even further, the virtual network carrier is offering $120 off an unlockable 32GB and 128GB iPhone SE.

To read this article in full or...

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10:13
Apple releases fourth iOS 10.3.3 beta for iPhone and...

Apple has released the fourth iOS 10.3.3 beta for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The first beta version only included new wallpapers for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and no other visible changes. We’ll update with any changes discovered below.

more…

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10:11
Rayz and Rayz Plus Lightning earphones get ‘Smart...

Pioneer and Onkyo U.S.A Corp. have announces a new “Smart Mute” feature for the Rayz and Rayz Plus Lightning earphones, along with new Rayz Plus colors - black and rose gold - which are available exclusively at Apple.com and at Apple Retail stores worldwide for $99.95 and $149.95, respectively.

Rayz Plus are Lightning earphones with an inline charging node that allows you to charge the iPhone and listen to music or talk at the same time. It uses Apple's newest Lightning audio technology, powered by Avnera's LightX platform.

The new “Smart Mute” feature for Rayz and Rayz Plus automatically mutes the microphone when a user isn’t speaking and unmutes the microphone when the user begins speaking again. Users can get Smart Mute by downloading the latest Rayz app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on the Apple App Store and performing a Rayz software update.

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10:09
Rayz and Rayz Plus Lightning earphones get ‘Smart...

Pioneer and Onkyo U.S.A Corp. have announces a new “Smart Mute” feature for the Rayz and Rayz Plus Lightning earphones (www.pioneerrayz.com), along with new Rayz Plus colors - black and rose gold - which are available exclusively at Apple.com and at Apple Retail stores worldwide for $99.95 and $149.95, respectively.

Rayz Plus are Lightning earphones with an inline charging node that allows you to charge the iPhone and listen to music or talk at the same time. It uses Apple's newest Lightning audio technology, powered by Avnera's LightX platform.

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A standout tech of Jobs's new Apple after his return to the company was FireWire -- but Apple's moves both before and after his return acted as both salvations and damnation of the high-speed protocol.

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