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Thursday December 14

10:21
Amazon is selling the Ecobee4 at its Black Friday...

If you missed the Ecobee4 sale the first time around, Amazon has you covered. Today the retailer is selling the Ecobee4 for $200. That's the same price we saw at Lowe's and others (including Amazon) on Black Friday. Usually this latest model of the Ecobee sells for the MSRP of $249.

The big change with the Ecobee4 compared to its predecessor is built-in Alexa Voice Service. Prior to this, the Ecobee integrated with Alexa devices like most other smart home devices. With Alexa built-in, you can use the smart thermometer to get news, set timers, and many of the other things you can ask of an Echo device. The Ecobee4 works with the Google Assistant if you've got a Google Home device, too.

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10:18
Logic Pro X upgraded for the iMac Pro

Apple has updated Logic Pro X, its pro audio production software, to version 10.3.3. It optimizes performance for the new iMac Pro — up to 36 cores.

It also addresses an issue which can cause user-created content to become unavailable in High Sierra. And there are the expected tability and performance improvements.

Logic Pro X 10.3.3 requires macOS 10.11 or higher. It’s available for $199.99 at the Mac App Store. Version 10.3.3 is a free update for registered users.

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10:13
FCC votes to undo net neutrality protections despite...




As predicted, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted 3 to 2 along party lines to rescind net neutrality protections instituted under the Obama administration, potentially radically reshaping the nature of the U.S. internet.

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10:03
AppleCare+ price for iMac Pro remains unchanged at $...




Apple is making the decision for customers acquiring the iMac Pro to pick up AppleCare+ with their purchase easier, by keeping the price of the extended warranty service the same as for the iMac despite the increase in hardware cost.

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09:57
Check out Disk Drill PRO 3, then enter to win it...

Smart Mac users know that despite the solidity of macOS, there's still a chance for something to go horribly wrong. Losing data is an awful experience to go through, which is why data recovery utilities like Disk Drill PRO 3 from Cleverfiles are so useful. Today we're going to tell you a bit about Disk Drill PRO, why you need it if you're a Mac user, and then give you an opportunity to win one of ten free licenses to Disk Drill PRO 3 or (if you don't win) how to get a lifetime license to the app for just $34.99.

Disk Drill PRO 3 is THE top Mac data recovery app on the market, and organizations like CVS Health, Motorola, NASA, Samsung and even Apple count on it to scan and recover files that have accidentally deleted or lost due to other issues. 

Disk Drill can be downloaded for free to...

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09:55
iMac Pro Features Apple's Custom T2 Chip With...

Apple today confirmed the iMac Pro is equipped with its custom T2 chip for enhanced security and integration. The chip is second-generation silicon, building upon the T1 chip in the latest MacBook Pro with the Touch Bar that authenticates and secures Touch ID and Apple Pay respectively.

The T2 chip integrates several previously separate components, including the system management controller, image signal processor, audio controller, and SSD controller, for expanded capabilities on the iMac Pro.

For instance, Apple says the T2 chip's image signal processor works with the FaceTime HD camera to enable enhanced tone mapping, improved exposure control, and face detection-based auto exposure and auto white balance.

The T2 chip also has a Secure Enclave coprocessor that makes the iMac Pro even more secure with new encrypted storage and...

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09:54
Satechi unveils new USB C ‘Clamp Hub Pro’ for iMac...

Alongside iMac Pro preorders starting today, Satechi has announced a new USB C hub for iMac Pro and iMac that neatly mounts underneath the machine with a clean and functional design.

more…

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09:50
Mellel 4.0.3 - The word processor for scholars,...

Mellel is the leading word processor for OS X and has been widely considered the industry standard for long form documents since its inception. Mellel focuses on writers and scholars for technical writing and multilingual word processing. It offers special tools to help you write and organize long documents easily. If you need multilingual support or are writing bi-directional text, Mellel is just the thing for you: Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, and Syriac never looked better on a Mac. Even if you don't need all the bells and whistles, Mellel is still the right choice for you: clean, stable, and easy to use.



Version 4.0.3:

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

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue that caused sluggish performance when typing in large documents containing many auto-titles
  • Additional optimisations to improve typing performance with larger documents
  • Fixed some issues...
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09:45
AppleCare+ for iMac Pro Costs $169

If you’re buying AppleCare+ with your new iMac Pro, it’ll cost you $169, which is less than you’ll pay for your iPhone X coverage.


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09:30
Apple posts brief iPhone X Apple Pay tutorial video...




Apple has added to its suite of instructional videos, with a new one discussing how to use Apple Pay for transactions at the point of sale.

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09:30
9to5Toys Last Call: ecobee4 HomeKit Thermostat $199...

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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09:28
Monosnap 3.4.7 - Versatile screenshot utility with...

Monosnap lets you capture screenshots, share files, and record video and .gifs!

Features

  • Capture
    • Capture full screen, just part of the screen, or a selected window
    • Make your crop area pixel perfect with our 8x magnifier
    • Customize hotkeys
    • Make timed screenshot
    • Record screencasts
    • Highlight details while recording a video
  • Annotate and Edit
    • Highlight important details with pen, text, arrows and shapes
    • Hide private information with blur tool
    • Open snapshots in your favorite external editor
  • Save and share
    • Login to get free cloud storage space
    • Connect Monosnap to Evernote, Dropbox, CloudApp, Yandex.Disk and Box.com
    • Add your personal FTP, SFTP, WebDAV or S3 server
    • Upload files and images by dropping them to the menubar icon
    • Drag-and-drop right from the editor
    • Use your own FTP,...
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09:27
Apple updates Logic Pro X for the new iMac Pro w/ up...

Apple’s new iMac Pro is now available to order with a December 27th arrival date for the first deliveries. Along with the new machine, Apple is also updating its flagship software including Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro X. While we are seeing some major updates to Apple’s professional video editing suite, Logic Pro X is also getting iMac Pro support and other improvements today. ...

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09:25
Disney paves way for streaming Netflix competitor,...




The Walt Disney Co., the major media conglomerate that has previously worked closely with Apple, has confirmed plans to acquire 21st Century Fox, with the $52.4 billion purchase of the entertainment rival likely to have major repercussions for the rest of the media industry.

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09:12
Apple Shares Tutorial Video on Using Apple Pay With...

Apple today shared a new tutorial video on its YouTube channel, this time demonstrating how to use Apple Pay in retail stores with the iPhone X.

Apple Pay on iPhone X is similar to Apple Pay on other devices, but with no fingerprint sensor, you need to unlock your iPhone with Face ID and double tap on the side button to bring up the Wallet app.

Apple's video uses step-by-step instructions to walk users through how to use Apple Pay, similar to other tutorial videos the company has released in the past.

- Step 1: Locate a point-of-sale system that accepts Apple Pay

- Step 2: Double click side button and glance at screen

- Step 3: Hold top of iPhone near reader screen

Apple has been using short tutorial videos for several months now to demonstrate iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iOS 11, and iPad Pro features. Previous videos have highlighted...

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09:03
Apple promoting holiday Apple Pay use w/ $5 iTunes...

Apple has launched a new promotion to encourage Apple Pay use this holiday shopping season. The company is offering a $5 App Store & iTunes gift card with purchases at qualifying online retailers in the United States.

more…

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09:00
Gartner report—Microsoft’s new vision for...

In September, we announced a new vision for intelligent communications, where we bring comprehensive calling and meetings capabilities into Microsoft Teams, data and insights from the Microsoft Graph, and a strong roadmap of innovation to empower teams to achieve more. Teams will evolve as the primary tool for intelligent communications in Office 365, replacing Skype for Business Online over time.

Since launch, more than 125,000 organizations across 181 markets and 29 languages have discovered how teamwork comes to life in Teams, as we continue to gain momentum, with Teams evolving as the hub for teamwork within Office 365, now including chat, calling, and meetings.

Gartner recently published a report analyzing the impact of the decision to make Teams the hub for teamwork and makes recommendations for decision makers when mapping their requirements.

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08:57
Tim Cook and Charles Koch demand Congress protect ‘...

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Koch Industries CEO Charles Koch are arguably at opposite ends of the political spectrum on many issues, but the two chief executives are speaking in unison on one major issue: immigration. Cook and Koch have co-authored an op-ed published by The Washington Post in which the duo calls on Congress to pass legislation that protects the children of undocumented immigrants.

more…

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08:34
You can now build your own AR filters with Snapchat’...

Snapchat has become known for its viral AR filters and today the company is making it easier for anyone to take a stab at designing them. As announced in a company blog post, Snap has released a new Lens Studio design app for macOS and Windows in an effort to spur AR growth and creativity…

more…

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08:33
Apple Pay promotion launched, granting $5 iTunes...




To celebrate the holiday season, and boost Apple Pay adoption, Apple has launched a promotion with select vendors that will award online purchasers that use the payment service a $5 App Store and iTunes gift card.

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08:31
Logic Pro X updated to take advantage of high core...




Apple on Thursday issued an update to Logic Pro X, the firm's digital audio production tool, optimizing the performance of the software when used with the iMac Pro, as well as addressing an issue in High Sierra that prevented some users from working on their projects.

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08:26
iMac Pro VESA Mount Kit sold separately, installed...

Along with the iMac Pro availability today, we’re finding out more details about accessories and options. Apple has changed how it handles its VESA mount, giving iMac Pro users flexibility to change between using the stand and mount as they please.

more…

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08:21
iMac Pro: Apple's Pro Community gets the First...

Yesterday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Santa begins Delivering Apple's new iMac Pro Desktops Tomorrow in Time for Holiday Cheers." On cue, Apple released their entirely new product line for Pro users called the iMac Pro, that offers workstation power in an all-in-one that's unprecedented. Apple also introduced a major update to Final Cut Pro with 360 degree VR editing which represents a patent fulfilled.

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08:20
Apple’s Top of the Line iMac Pro Costs Over $13,000

Want a fully loaded top of the line 18-core iMac Pro? Check your credit limit because it’ll cost you more than $13,000.


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08:08
Apple Pro Video Formats 2.0.6 - Updates for...

Apple Pro Video Formats brings updates to Apple's professional-level codes for Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, and Compressor 4.

Pro Video Formats includes support for the following professional video codecs:

  • Apple Intermediate Codec
  • Apple ProRes
  • AVC-Intra
  • AVC-LongG
  • XAVC
  • XF-AVC
  • DVCPRO HD
  • HDV
  • XDCAM EX / HD / HD422
  • MPEG IMX
  • Uncompressed 4:2:2

Pro Video Formats also includes the following MXF support:

  • Native import, edit, and share of MXF files with Final Cut Pro X and Motion
  • MXF share presets for Compressor
  • MXF OP1a export



Version 2.0.6:

  • Support for the following professional video codecs:
    • Apple Intermediate Codec
    • Apple ProRes
    • AVC-Intra 50 / 100 / 200 / 4:4:4 / LT
    • AVC-LongG
    • XAVC
    • XF-AVC
    • DVCPRO HD
    • HDV
    • ...
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08:04
Pinegrow 4.1 - Mockup and design webpages faster (...

Pinegrow (was Pinegrow Web Designer) is desktop app that lets you mockup and design webpages faster with multi-page editing, CSS and LESS styling, and smart components for Bootstrap, Foundation, Angular JS, and WordPress.



Version 4.1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.9 or later running on a 64-bit Intel processor.

Note: Pinegrow 4 is a free upgrade for those having purchased a license in the last 12 months. View pricing information.

  • CSS Grid - CSS editor got basic support for the CSS grid. Grid properties are located in “Grid container” and “Grid item” sections of the Visual editor.
  • Improved value sliders in Visual Editor - Changing the field values by dragging the mouse slider or by using UP and DOWN keys now works in fields that contain multiple numeric values. The value under the input cursor is changed.
  • Color...
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07:33
Affinity Publisher for Mac teased on video ahead of...

Serif, the company behind such apps as Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo, has made a significant splash over the last few years with apps aimed at creative professionals. What makes apps like Affinity Designer so appealing is that they can be purchased for a flat cost without a subscription, and can function as an outright replacement for the equivalent software under Adobe’s Creative Cloud umbrella.

Despite the success of apps like Affinity Photo — the iPad version just won Apple’s app of the year award — Serif isn’t resting on its laurels. Affinity Publisher, a desktop publishing app that aims to attract Adobe InDesign customers, has been teased on video ahead of its upcoming 2018 beta launch period.  more…

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07:33
Suspicious event routes traffic for Apple, other...

Traffic sent to and from Apple, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft was briefly routed through a previously unknown Russian Internet provider yesterday under circumstances that researchers said was “suspicious and intentional,” reports arstechnica.

According to a blog post published Wednesday by Internet monitoring service BGPMon, the hijack lasted a total of six minutes and affected 80 separate address blocks. It started at 4:43 UTC and continued for three minutes. A second hijacking occurred at 7:07 UTC and also lasted three minutes. Meanwhile, a second monitoring service, Qrator Labs, said the event lasted for two hours, although the number of hijacked...

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07:30
Review: iHome iSS50 SmartMonitor HomeKit-enabled...

We've seen a number of environment sensors designed for Apple's HomeKit home automation platform in the past couple of years, with most typically designed to monitor temperature, humidity, or motion, and while some include obvious combinations such as temperature and humidity, iHome's new iSS50 is the first we've seen that actually ties together five different environment sensors into a single device; it's capable of measuring temperature, humidity, and motion, as well as light and sound levels. {/exp:char_limit}

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07:24
Seeing AI app to ‘narrate the world to blind people...

I was really impressed when Microsoft launched its iPhone-only Seeing AI app designed to ‘narrate the world’ to blind and visually impaired people. The app uses AI to recognize what it is seeing, and turn that into an audio description …

more…

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07:20
Final Cut Pro 10.4 Gets 360 VR, HDR Support, More

Apple released Final Cut Pro 10.4 on Thursday with 360° VR video editing support, High Dynamic Range (HDR) support, HEIF and HEVC support, and more.


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07:16
Protests mount online and offline over impending FCC...




The Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote on a possible repeal of net neutrality rules later today, but as the decision-making time draws closer, Internet users continue to fight the proposals of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, taking to Twitter and protesting outside government buildings to pass the message and attempt to influence the result.

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07:15
Why does Apple hate the adjective ‘the’?

Why does Apple hate the adjective “the”? I notice in the press release for the iMac Pro, it’s referred to as “the iMac Pro,” but just "iMac Pro" as in “Apple today released iMac Pro.”

Also, the iPhone is not “the iPhone,” but just "iPhone." The iPad isn’t “the iPad,” simply "iPad." The Apple Watch isn’t “the Apple Watch,” just "Apple Watch." Maybe it’s the teacher in me, but that missing “the” bothers me.

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07:09
Amazing optical illusion

This will break your brain.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:08
Canary bringing AI-powered Person Detection to its...

Canary has announced that it plans to introduce new AI-driven features to its home security cameras early next year. The first new AI-powered feature will be Person Detection, and Canary will offer it to all customers at no extra charge.

more…

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07:06
iMac Pro, available to order today, price ranges...

From Apple’s press release:

Apple today released iMac Pro, an entirely new product line designed for pro users who love the all-in-one design of iMac and require workstation-class performance. With Xeon processors up to 18 cores, up to 22 Teraflops of graphics performance, and a brilliant 27-inch Retina 5K display, iMac Pro is the fastest, most powerful Mac ever made. iMac Pro delivers incredible compute power for real-time 3D rendering, immersive VR, intensive developer workflows, high megapixel photography, complex simulations, massive audio projects and real-time 4K and 8K video editing.

There’s a lot more detail in the release. This is one beautifully designed, incredibly powerful machine.

But it’ll cost you.

I went on-line and worked through the various configurations.

The standard configuration priced out,...

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06:58
Artstudio Pro 1.0 launched for macOS

Lucky Clan has launched Artstudio Pro 1.0 for macOS, the successor to their ArtStudio for iOS app. Completely redesigned, it brings many new features and improvements, taking full advantage of the latest technologies like Metal, iCloud Drive, and more.

Artstudio Pro has been also optimized for 64-bit multi-core processors. Users have the ability to import resources in the most popular formats.

Artstudio Pro 1.0 costs $23.99 and is available via the Mac App Store (https://tinyurl.com/ydbgvw4s)

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06:56
Final Cut Pro X 10.4 - Professional video editing...

Final Cut Pro X is a professional video editing solution. Completely redesigned from the ground up, Final Cut Pro adds extraordinary speed, quality, and flexibility to every part of the post-production workflow.

Features

  • Revolutionary Video Editing
    • Assemble clips in the Magnetic Timeline without clip collisions or sync problems.
    • Use Clip Connections to attach B-roll, sound effects, and music to the timeline.
    • Reduce clutter by grouping clips into a Compound Clip. Easily expand it back to single clips.
    • Perfect your pacing right in the timeline with the Inline Precision Editor.
    • Cycle through different shots, graphics, or effects at one place in the timeline with Auditions.
  • Powerful Media Organization
    • Import a broad range of formats including native AVCHD, H.264 from DSLRs, and more.
    • Content Auto-Analysis captures camera metadata and analyzes shots in the...
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06:52
'Intentional' event redirects cloud...




Internet traffic coming into and out of Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and other companies was briefly redirected through a Russian provider on Wednesday, in what appears to have been a deliberate move.

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06:48
Motion 5.4 - Create and customize Final Cut Pro...

Motion is designed for video editors, Motion 5 lets you customize Final Cut Pro titles, transitions, and effects. Or create your own dazzling animations in 2D or 3D space, with real-time feedback as you work.

Features

  • Breakthrough Speed and Quality
    • New 64-bit architecture supports deeper, multilayered effects for use in Final Cut Pro.
    • ColorSync-managed color pipeline produces accurate, consistent color across applications.
    • Shared Render Engine provides consistent quality with Final Cut Pro and Compressor.
    • Rendering uses floating-point, linear-light color space for exceptionally realistic results.
    • Motion taps the GPU on the graphics card for high-speed rendering and exporting.
  • Editor-Friendly Design Tools
    • Work fast using a single-window interface with a familiar look and feel.
    • Customize Final Cut Pro titles, effects, and transitions by opening them in Motion...
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06:47
iMac Pro Available Today in 8 and 10-core...

Apple’s iMac Pro, first shown off at Worldwide Developer Conference in June, goes on sale today and will deliver on Wednesday, December 27th.


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06:44
App-controlled wearable button offers OLED display...

The iPhone X isn’t the only new gadget to boast an OLED screen. A startup that says it wants to spark conversations between strangers has launched Beam, a wearable OLED button that allows you to display anything you want, and update it as often as you like …

more…

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06:36
Apple Reveals Patent Pending Maps App Advancement...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to advancing their Maps app by coordinating and integrating third party ride-hailing table reservation apps. Apple invested $1 billion in China's Ride-Hailing service called Didi Chuxing back in May 2016. Four months later Apple filed for today's patent pending invention regarding ride-hailing.

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06:35
Logic Pro X 10.3.3 - Music creation and audio...

Logic Pro X is the most advanced version of Logic ever. Sophisticated new tools for professional songwriting, editing, and mixing are built around a modern interface that's designed to get creative results quickly and also deliver more power whenever it's needed. Logic Pro X includes a massive collection of instruments, effects, and loops, providing a complete toolkit to create amazing-sounding music.



Version 10.3.3:

  • Optimizes performance for iMac Pro including support for up to 36 cores
  • Addresses an issue which can cause user-created content to become unavailable in High Sierra
  • Additional stability and performance improvements



  • OS X 10.11 or later
  • 4GB RAM
  • 1280x768 display resolution or higher
  • 64-bit Audio Units plug-ins
  • Minimum 5 GB disk space; 35 GB optional content available via in-app download



...

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06:33
Compressor 4.4 - Adds power and flexibility to Final...

Compressor adds power and flexibility to Final Cut Pro X export. Customize output settings, work faster with distributed encoding, and tap into a comprehensive set of delivery features.

Features

  • Powerful Encoding for Final Cut Pro
    • Use Compressor to customize encoding settings available in Final Cut Pro.
    • Choose from a wide array of codecs, sizes, frame rates, and other parameters.
    • Save your custom settings in Compressor; they automatically appear in Final Cut Pro.
    • Share settings with other editors, even if Compressor isn't installed on their workstations.
  • Time-Saving Encoding Workflow
    • Experiment freely with encoding options, using real-time feedback in the Preview window.
    • Find exactly the setting you need in just a few clicks in the updated settings library.
    • Set up batch processes to streamline the encoding of large numbers of files.
    • Build batch...
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06:31
Final Cut Pro X introduces 360-degree VR video...

Apple has announced a major update to its professional video editing app, Final Cut Pro X, with new features including 360-degree VR video editing, advanced color grading tools and support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) video.

Optimized to take full advantage of the performance capabilities of the all-new iMac Pro, Final Cut Pro users can now edit full-resolution 8K video for the first time on a Mac. Apple is also extending 360-degree VR video support to Final Cut Pro companion apps, Motion and Compressor.

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06:25
The iMac Pro goes on sale today

Apple has released the iMac Pro, a new product line designed for pro users who love the all-in-one design of iMac and require workstation-class performance.

read more

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06:24
Pro Video Formats macOS extension updated for new...




Alongside the update to Final Cut Pro X, Apple has also made available a new version of the Pro Video Formats extension, with extension of MXF to not just QuickTime Player but other supported macOS applications, plus wider AVC-Intra support.

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06:20
18-core iMac Pro starts at $7,399, ships in 6-8...




The start of iMac Pro sales means customers now know exactly how much their custom configurations will cost, and when they are expected to ship. Buyers interested in the top-of-the-line desktop can expect to fork over more than $7,000 for an 18-core beast, though it won't ship until February.

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06:04
Apple begins selling $4999 27-inch iMac Pro with 8-...




Apple on Thursday kicked off sales of the iMac Pro, its first all-in-one professional-grade desktop, packing 8 Intel Xeon processing cores and 32 gigabytes of RAM into the entry-level $4,999 model. The first orders via Apple's website arrive just after Christmas.

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06:03
Drive Genius 5.1.0 - $99.00

Drive Genius features a comprehensive Malware Scan. Automate your malware protection. Protect your investment from any threat. The Malware Scan is part of the automated DrivePulse utility. DrivePulse monitors your computer from the background for potential hard drive errors, failures, and now viruses. Drive Genius 5 automates the monitoring for you and gives you total control over your hard drive. There are 18 powerful features including Find Duplicates, Repartition, Clone, Secure Erase, Defragment, and more.

Clean up, speed up, and protect your Mac with Drive Genius 5.



Version 5.1.0:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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06:00
A new patent filing involve long-distance swimming...

Two newly filed patent applications by Apple show that the tech giant is looking into more ways to beef up the fitness and health features of the Apple Watch.

Patent number 20170357007 is for “radionavigation for swimmers.” Methods, systems and computer program products for radionavigation (shouldn’t that be two words) for swimmers are described. It’s designed for long-distance swimming in open waters.

The Apple Watch can be configured to estimate a location using radio frequency signals can estimate a position of the swimmer when the mobile device is worn on a limb of the swimmer and periodically submerged. The smartwatch can supply auxiliary information to a radionavigation subsystem to correct a navigation solution affected by limb motion of the swimmer and affected by the periodic submersion of the Apple Watch.

Patent number 20170358242 is for “managing presentation of fitness achievements” and is targeted mainly at runners...

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Graphene 11K Pocket HyperCharger...

For Thursday’s iLounge Deal, you can get the Graphene 11K Pocket HyperCharger and Triton Cable for only $34.00 using the coupon code GIFTSHOP15 — that’s more than 50% off the regular price. The ultra-thin, energy efficient battery is made of strong and lightweight carbon, making it easy to take with you anywhere while still offering up to 10,500 mAh of extra juice. Two USB charging ports allow for simultaneous charging of two devices,…

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05:59
iMac Pro Now Available to Order With 8 to 18 Cores...

The all-new iMac Pro is now available to order from Apple's online store and through the Apple Store app on iPhone and iPad.

8-core and 10-core models start at $4,999 and $5,799 respectively and currently ship by late December in the United States, while 14-core and 18-core models starting at $6,599 and $7,399 can also be ordered today, but aren't estimated to ship for 6-8 weeks, which pushes deliveries into February.

From there, each iMac Pro configuration has optional upgrades available for storage, memory, and graphics, with prices topping out at $13,199 for a maxed-out, high-end 18-core model with 4TB of SSD storage, 128GB of ECC RAM, and an AMD Radeon Pro Vega 64 graphics processor with 16GB of HBM2 memory.

iMac Pro is a powerful, top-of-the-line workstation designed for professional users with demanding workflows, such...

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05:57
Apple updates Final Cut Pro X to version 10.4, with...




Acting as an early herald of iMac Pro sales, Apple has updated Final Cut Pro, with new features including editing full-resolution 8K video, and extension of 360-degree VR video support to Motion and Compressor.

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05:56
Microsoft Office 2016 15.41 - Popular productivity...

Microsoft Office 2016 - Unmistakably Office, designed for Mac.

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

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

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05:53
Apple’s all-new iMac Pro is now available, first...

Apple originally debuted its new iMac Pro back at WWDC in June, saying it would be available in December. After the grueling 6 month wait, the iMac Pro is officially available from Apple. Prices start at $4,999 and the first orders arriving December 27th. Prices start at $4,999 and max out at $13,199…

more…

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05:44
Apple lists locations that support iOS 11’s indoor...

iOS 11 introduced a new indoor mapping feature that offers walking directions through a variety of different airports and malls. Now Apple has compiled a list of the 43 indoor locations where users can take advantage of the feature. 

You can find it at the iOS Feature Availability webpage. Indoor maps will provide detailed floor plans of major airports and shopping malls globally.

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05:40
Hands-on: Final Cut Pro 10.4 adds 360 VR, advanced...

Today is a big day for creative professionals in the Apple ecosystem. Not only does it mark the launch of the new iMac Pro, a powerful all-in-one beast specifically built with professional creatives in mind, but it also marks the launch of the next major version of Final Cut Pro X.

Although this latest Final Cut Pro X update brings it to version 10.4, don’t be fooled into thinking it contains only minor features or bug fixes. On the contrary, Final Cut Pro 10.4 contains several new major features and/or enhancements, along with a slew of other additions, making this one of the biggest releases in the app’s six-and-a-half year history.

After visiting with Apple in New York for a demonstration of the update, we’ve been testing Final Cut Pro 10.4...

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05:37
Apple’s Advanced Manufacturing Fund isn’t limited to...

In discussing Apple’s $390 million investment in Finisar, a manufacturer of optical communications components, Apple Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams told CNBC that the $1 billion allotted for the Advanced Manufacturing Fund is "absolutely not" a final threshold.

"We're not thinking in terms of a fund limit," Williams said. We're thinking about, where are the opportunities across the U.S. to help nurture companies that are making the advanced technology — and the advanced manufacturing that goes with that — that quite frankly is essential to our innovation."

The Advanced Manufacturing Fund comes from Apple's U.S. investment pool. Corning, Inc., was the...

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05:30
Apple released a new Software Update

Apple just released a new Software Update:

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05:30
iMac Pro first look: Apple’s most powerful Mac is a...

The long-awaited iMac Pro is finally here. On Thursday, December 14, Apple’s new workstation-class Mac became available on the company’s website. The 8- and 10-core iMac Pro ships immediately, while the 14- and 18-core models ship in January.

The release of the iMac Pro is significant for Apple. The Mac Pro, released in 2013, has had only one minor update in four years, and Apple earlier this year admitted that the machine is a mistake. And while the company could say that a top-of-the-line iMac has plenty of processing power, it’s not the workstation-level computer that demanding professionals want. This machine is a sign that Apple still values pro users and wants to offer a Mac that can meet their demands. During an iMac Pro media event (attended by Macworld), company...

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05:27
Final Cut Pro X 10.4 Released With Support for 360º...

Apple today announced it has released Final Cut Pro X 10.4 and updated Logic Pro X, Motion, and Compressor alongside the launch of the iMac Pro.

As previewed earlier this year, Final Cut Pro X 10.4 includes 360º VR video editing, HDR support, and new color tools like a white balance picker. It also includes support for HEVC, the new video format introduced in macOS High Sierra and iOS 11, and direct import of iMovie for iOS timelines.

Meanwhile, Logic Pro X has been updated with optimized performance for the iMac Pro...

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05:06
The Walt Disney Company to Acquire 21st Century Fox...

Following weeks of news coverage about the potential acquisition of certain Fox assets by The Walt Disney Company, today the confirmation of that acquisition has come from Disney with a press release detailing the specific parts of Fox that will now merge into Disney. Notably, Disney has acquired 21st Century Fox, including Twentieth Century Fox Film and Television Studios and Fox-related cable and international TV businesses, for $52.4 billion in stock.

The "definitive agreement" between Disney and Fox will still need to face various customary closing conditions, including shareholder approval and other regulatory and antitrust reviews.

Movie assets that are now Disney-owned under 21st Century Fox include Fox Searchlight Pictures and Fox 2000, homes of movies like Avatar, X-Men, Fantastic Four...

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05:00
Pay What You Want for the Watch Anything, Anywhere...

Do you watch a lot of streaming video or torrent video online? We have a way to streamline your video watching with five apps that let you legally boost your media library. It's called the Pay What You Want Watch Anything, Anywhere Bundle, and you can indeed pay what you want!

Here's the deal - you can pay just about anything and get one app -- MacX Video Converter Pro (a $49.95 value) for whatever you decide to pay. If you beat the average price that people have paid for the bundle, you get all five apps:

  • VPNSecure: 1 year subscription (valued at $119.40)
  • SpiderOak 300GB Cloud Storage:...
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04:55
Disney could soon own Sky

Today, Disney announced its intention to buy 21st Century Fox for $52 billion. It's a colossal deal that gives the House of Mouse control over the X-Men, a number of TV channels and a majority stake in Hulu. For Brits, the acquisition has another imp...

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04:41
Server market revenue soars 19.9% in quarter three

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Q uarterly Server Tracker, vendor revenue in the worldwide server market increased 19.9% year over year to $17.0 billion in the third quarter of 2017 (3Q17).

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04:40
NFC mobile ticketing users to reach 375 million by...

New data from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) forecasts that the number of mobile users adopting NFC ticketing will exceed 375 million by 2022, up from an estimated 122 million in 2017.

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04:40
iExplorer 4.1.13 - View and transfer files on your...

iExplorer is an iPhone browser for Mac lets you view the files on your iOS device. By using a drag and drop interface, you can quickly copy files and folders between your Mac and your iPhone or iTouch. It works with both jailbroken and non-jailbroken iPhones and works quickly with a standard USB cable.

Features

  • All the best technology from Phone to Mac, Phone Disk, and iExplorer 3, and then some
  • One-click recovery of music and videos straight to iTunes
  • Explore and export photos and videos (even from older iPods)
  • Mount any folder or category, including playlists and photo albums, then browse in Finder and open with other apps
  • Browse any iTunes backups (encrypted too). Export: Messages (including attachments), notes, voicemail, call history, contacts, calendars...
  • Works with all types of iPhones, iPads, iPod Touch, and regular iPod



Version 4.1.13:

  • [New] New...
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04:30
Apple Invents a Smart Home Outdoor Camera System to...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that generally relates to accessory control systems and in particular to an integrated accessory control system that can include real-time viewing of video from an IP camera. The invention relates to HomeKit and in particular a home security system wherein a user could view who is at the door on their iPhone...

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04:30
How to add or remove credit cards in macOS High...

It’s easy to use Safari in macOS High Sierra and iCloud Keychains to keep your credit card data in sync between your Mac and iOS devices. And it’s easy to add a credit card:

Launch Safari and click Preferences.

  • Click AutoFill.
  • Click the Edit button next to Credit cards.
  • Click Add.
  • Type in your credit card information.
  • Click Done.

To remove a credit card:

  • Launch Safari and click Preferences.
  • Click AutoFill.
  • Click the Edit button next to Credit Cards.
  • Click on the card you wish to remove.
  • Click Done.
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04:18
True North releases Station 1.5 for macOS

True North Software has announced Station 1.5, an update to their multilevel (hierarchical) launcher for macOS. It promotes a more natural organization of applications and documents into folders.

With nested folders, you can arrange items in Station in a way that fits your workflow. Scalability is greatly increased through logical groupings. With version 1.5, you can can lock Station to a specific screen. In the preferences you can specify if you want the app to center a new panel over the originating folder item.

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04:00
inTone2 is a flexible audio tool for the Mac

By Aaron Lee

Audiffex's inTone2 is a multifaceted multichannel effects processor, software mixing console, virtual instruments host, and flexible multitrack zonal player for macOS 10.8 or higher.

You begin using it by routing any audio interface inputs into an audio chain in inTone2. Each audio chain features a BAL (balance) control; EFFECTS section; volume fader; B (bypass), M (mute), and S (solo) buttons; AUX 1 and AUX 2 sends; and individual RECORDING ability. Any audio chain can be routed to any audio interface output or inTone2’s internal Master chain. Simply said, inTone2 acts as a virtual amplifier for electric instruments or live effects unit for vocals.

Virtual instruments such as soft synths and samplers can also be brought into the musical mix. What's more, multiple virtual instruments can be made to sound together, thanks to inTone2’s ingenious virtual...

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Dec. 14, 2017

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

iOS Apps/Updates

Alphabet Galleries has launched Scriptogram 1.0, a $0.99 cursive writing app for the iPad. With Scriptogram, adults and children learn cursive writing and are able to send a note in their own handwriting. 

You can create a note using the keyboard to type your message and then trace over the dotted letters. Learn to sign your name with a flourish and make your signature personal and unique. Pick from 32 different decorative and solid color backgrounds and send your note by message, email or Facebook post.

Lucky Clan has debuted...

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03:27
Apple Files Patent for Active Surface iDevice...

Apple has been working on ways to protect iDevices from a fall going back to 2011 when the iPad was first introduced. They won their first patent for this invention back in 2016. Another detailed patent for free fall protection was filed back in 2013. Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published another patent application from Apple relating to free fall protection covering "active surface protection."

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03:15
8 and 10-core iMac Pros to ship this week, 14 and 18...

There’s a timeline for the release of the iMac Pro you might be hankering for.

The iMac Pro’s 8 and 10-core models will be available this week while the high-end 18-core iMac Pro will ship early next year, alongside an unannounced 14-core model that will apparently be added to the lineup for a total of four Intel Xeon processor configurations.

In early testing, the 10-core iMac Pro clocked in at 3.0GHz with a Geekbench score just over 37,400. This puts the computer at 93 percent faster than the latest 27-inch 5K iMac and up to 45 percent faster than the high-end 2013 Mac Pro.

The iMac Pro can also be configured with up to 4TB of SSD storage, up to 128GB of ECC RAM, and up to an AMD Radeon Pro Vega 64 graphics processor with 16GB of HBM2 memory.

Pricing for the iMac Pro starts at $4,999 with the computer becoming available on December 14th in the United States, Canada, UK, and several other countries. Apple has yet to announce exact price points on a...

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03:00
Apple releases iOS 11.2.1 update, addresses HomeKit...

This could be helpful.

On Wednesday, Apple released iOS 11.2.1, the most recent version of its mobile operating system.

The new version adds the following fixes and changes:

– Fixes bugs including an issue that could disable remote access to shared users of the Home app.

iOS 11.2.1 can be installed either over the air or through iTunes, as usual.

If you’ve tried the new version of the operating system and have any feedback to offer, please let us know what you think in the comments.

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03:00
Verizon's free NFL streaming deal is good for...

NFL games will be free to stream on smartphones next year, but watching on TV could still cost you.

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Wednesday December 13

20:59
Civilization VI 1.0.6 - Next iteration of the...

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is the next entry in the popular Civilization franchise. Originally created by legendary game designer Sid Meier, Civilization is a strategy game in which you attempt to build an empire to stand the test of time. Become Ruler of the World by establishing and leading a civilization from the Stone Age to the Information Age. Wage war, conduct diplomacy, advance your culture, and go head-to-head with history’s greatest leaders as you attempt to build the greatest civilization the world has ever known.

Civilization VI offers new ways to engage with your world: cities now physically expand across the map, active research in technology and culture unlocks new potential, and competing leaders will pursue their own agendas based on their historical traits as you race for one of five ways to achieve victory in the game.

Note: Civilization VI for the Mac App Store is currently a single player experience.

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20:59
Data Rescue 5.0.3 - Powerful hard drive data...

Data Rescue’s new and improved features let you scan, search, and recover your files faster than ever before. We have modernized the file-preview capabilities, added new files types to the recovery library, and so much more. Your data recovery solution has improved. Upgrade and experience it.

Data Rescue is data recovery software for Mac. Find, recover, and preview accidentally deleted files, lost data, and reformatted drives with ease. Go beyond hard-drive recovery software. Data Rescue recovers files from a multitude of devices including SD cards, USB drives, CF cards, solid-state drives, and more. Our new design, features, and functionality make Data Rescue the most comprehensive and robust Mac data-recovery software. With over 150 industry awards since 2002, you are getting a dedicated recovery software refined through success and experience. Data Rescue (purchased or demo) also comes with full, US-based support. We’re here for you from download to...

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20:59
Microsoft OneNote 15.41 - Free digital notebook.

OneNote is your very own digital notebook. With OneNote, you can capture that flash of genius, that moment of inspiration, or that list of errands that's too important to forget. Whether you're at home, in the office or on the go, your notes travel with you. And you can share your notes and collaborate with others, across multiple devices!

Here are some more ideas on how to use OneNote:

  • Capture rich notes for classwork, meetings, or research
  • Keep track of your shopping list and mark items off wherever you are
  • Create an itinerary and keep track of your travel plans for your next big vacation
  • Take pictures of receipts and bills to remove some of the paper clutter
  • Collaborate and share ideas with your team
  • Research items and prices to make the best purchasing decision
  • Keep and edit all of your notes



Version 15.41:

  • Optimizations to help improve your note...
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20:59
Capo 3.5.6 - Slow down and learn to play your...

Capo lets you slow down your favorite songs so you can hear the notes and learn how they are played. With Capo, you can quickly tab out your songs atop a highly-detailed OpenCL-powered spectrogram display.

Features

  • Detect, and enter chords
  • Pitch adjustment
  • Mark song sections
  • Loop at slower speeds
  • Export Capo-adjusted music
  • Basic effects available



Version 3.5.6:

Fixed

  • Capo no longer leaves a trail of "Drag Song Here" windows for each document that's loaded.
  • The 'TAB' header view should appear correctly for users running macOS High Sierra.
  • When selecting alternate chords on macOS 10.13 High Sierra, the alternate chord selector is no longer clipped at the bottom of the popover.
  • The power-spread display in the Isolation effect is no longer flipped in the L-R direction, and we made some minor changes internally to improve its sound...
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20:59
MarsEdit 4.0.3 - Quick and convenient blog editor.

MarsEdit is a blog editor for OS X that makes editing your blog like writing email, with spell-checking, drafts, multiple windows, and even AppleScript support.

It works with with most blog services including WordPress, Blogger, Drupal, Movable Type, TypePad, and many others.



Version 4.0.3:

  • Fixes a bug introduced in 4.0.2 that could prevent purchased licenses from being validated in the app
  • Revise toolbar popup menus to use the same rounded button style as other buttons
  • Fix a bug that caused some error sheets in the main window to be presented in wrong location
  • Fix a crash that could occur if preferences are not writable for some reason
  • Fix a bug in which validating an app for discount upgrade could spin forever



  • macOS 10.12 or later



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20:59
Things 3.3 - Elegant personal task management.

Things is a task management solution that helps to organize your tasks in an elegant and intuitive way. Things combines powerful features with simplicity through the use of tags and its intelligent filter bar. A Leopard-style source list allows for quick and easy focusing. Together with a beautiful user interface, Things aims at the seemingly impossible: making task management both easy and fun.

Our screencast is a great introduction.

  • The big picture. A Leopard-style source list lets you easily focus without ever switching view modes or wrapping your head around filter criteria.
  • A magical tag bar automatically appears when needed and adapts to the currently displayed list. It lets you drill down even the longest list of To-Dos. Hierarchical tags? We got you covered!
  • Teamwork. Things offers convenient collaboration features. Easily delegate tasks to members of your...
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20:59
RapidWeaver 7.5.5 - Create template-based websites...

RapidWeaver is a next-generation Web design application to help you easily create professional-looking Web sites in minutes. No knowledge of complex code is required, RapidWeaver will take care of all that for you. RapidWeaver produces valid XHTML- and CSS-based websites.

One of the perks about using RapidWeaver is that it has a strong custom theme community. You can download themes and edit them from within RapidWeaver and the result is a pretty slick-looking website that takes very little effort.

RapidWeaver also has a lot of custom plug-ins. Some of them make it easier to edit images directly in RapidWeaver. Others make creating a site map a matter of a few clicks. The supportive community that surrounds RapidWeaver is really what makes this great app superior to other WYSIWYG website creation tools. Be sure to check out YourHead.com for some little tools to help spice up your website in...

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20:59
FileMaker Pro 16.0.3 - Powerful, easy-to-use...

FileMaker Pro is powerful, easy-to-use software used to create custom solutions for your business that run on iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web. Use FileMaker Pro to manage and share information with your team. Build your own solution or use one of the many built-in Starter Solutions to manage contacts, inventory, projects and more.

  • Start quickly - Choose from a variety of professionally designed Starter Solutions to manage contacts, inventory, projects, invoices, assets, and more.
  • Import existing data - Bring your existing data into FileMaker Pro, including .CSV, Tab, XML, ODBC, and Microsoft Excel files.
  • Customize with ease - Use flexible design tools to make your layouts look and work just the way you want, all without programming -- even add your company logo.
  • Get built-in reporting tools - Easy-to-use reporting and charting tools make it easy to...
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20:59
Adobe Flash Player 28.0.0.126 - Plug-in plays...

Adobe Flash Player is a cross-platform, browser-based application runtime that provides uncompromised viewing of expressive applications, content, and videos across browsers and operating systems.



Version 28.0.0.126:

Fixed

  • [Mac] Flash Player NCP is not launched from system preferences when NPAPI Flash Player is installed.
  • [Windows] Playback issues are observed while playing the DRM content on Chrome.
  • Memory leak is observed when running a Stage3D application using Baseline_Constrained profile.
  • File upload dialog becomes unresponsive on Chrome when using the Scratch editor.
  • The volume slider is not visible while playing the video from https://www.vudu.com/movies/#!content/74336/CHUD-2-Bud-The-Chud in fullscreen mode.



  • OS X 10.9 or later
  • Browser compatibility:
    • Safari 5.0 or later
    • Mozilla Firefox 17.0 or later
    • Google...

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20:59
Apple iOS 11.2.1 - The latest version of Apple'...

iOS 11 sets a new standard for what is already the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. It makes iPhone better than before. It makes iPad more capable than ever. And now it opens up both to amazing possibilities for augmented reality in games and apps. With iOS 11, iPhone and iPad are the most powerful, personal, and intelligent devices they’ve ever been.



Version 11.2.1:

  • Fixes bugs including an issue that could disable remote access to shared users of the Home app.
  • HomeKit

    Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation

    Impact: A remote attacker may be able to unexpectedly alter application state

    Description: A message handling issue was addressed with improved input validation.



  • iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation



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20:59
Skype 8.12.0.14 - Voice-over-internet phone and chat...

Skype allows you to talk to friends, family and co-workers across the Internet without the inconvenience of long distance telephone charges. Using peer-to-peer data transmission technology, Skype eliminates the central server as a middle manager.

Today, millions of individuals and businesses are taking advantage of Skype's diverse communication features:

  • Free Skype-to-Skype
  • Landline and cellphone calling
  • SMS and instant messaging
  • Voicemail
  • Free video calls
  • Call forwarding to your phone when you're offline

Skype-to-Skype calls, video calls, and instant messaging are free, 24 hours a day, anywhere in the world. Users can make phone calls and send SMS messages at great value Pay-As-You-Go rates, or make unlimited calls to certain countries with a subscription.



Version 8.12.0.14:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

...

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20:59
TechTool Pro 9.6 - Hard drive and system repair-and-...

TechTool Pro has long been one of the foremost utilities for keeping your Mac running smoothly and efficiently. With the release of version 9, it has become more proficient than ever.

  • TechTool Protection - Reengineered to better protect your Mac - TechTool Pro 9 includes the option of installing a system preference pane to keep watch over your Mac. New features include check for I/O errors, Power On Self-Test errors, Mac notebook internal battery condition, and RAID status (if applicable). It also includes the same improvements to the SMART check in TechTool Pro. All of that, wrapped in an entirely new interface.
  • Check Computer - Now you're in control - Check Computer is a handy way to tell TechTool Pro to run the entire suite of tests to give you the best possible snapshot of your Mac's health. Sometimes, though, it's nice to be able to leave tests out, or to skip certain drives. Using the new configuration...
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20:14
Leather Bumper Case for iPhone X

As a family company here at Pad & Quill, we draw on very personal experiences to make our products and this Traveler Leather Bumper Case is a great example of that. It all started when I came across my Dad’s old leather coin pouch…

That sounds like a great reason to make a product. We all draw on our personally experiences for inspiration.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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19:50
Apple details indoor maps coverage of 34 airports,...




Apple started implementing indoor mapping data with iOS 11, offering users a new navigation aid for major airports and large malls. While rollout has been slow, the company on Wednesday compiled a list of the 43 indoor locations where users can take advantage of the feature.

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18:51
Here are all of the airports and malls that support...

iOS 11 introduced a new indoor mapping feature that offers walking directions through a variety of different airports and malls. Apple has been slowly rolling out support for additional buildings, but changes and additions have been hard to track…

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18:45
Apple KRACK Debacle, iMac Edition, Rubio vs Cook vs...

Bryan Chaffin and John Kheit discuss the AirPort KRACK fix, and why the iMac Pro should really be called iMac Edition. They also dig into political criticism of Tim Cook speaking in China and Apple’s overall position in that country. And when they hear that Apple has hired new television execs, they hope it means Apple’s leadership is learning how to delegate.  (WARNING NSFW: PROFANITY & RANTS)


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18:24
Apple’s Quality Control Problems, iMac Pro – ACM 441

In this episode, Bryan and Jeff chew over Apple’s burgeoning quality control issues, as well as the company’s bizarre decision to release a pro desktop that’s sealed. The cap the discussion by examining some of the topics in the Apple Context Machine Facebook group.


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18:10
Redbox On Demand is rental service's second...




Redbox, known for its DVD and Blu-Ray rental kiosks, is making a second attempt at internet streaming with Redbox On Deman, a service that looks to take on industry incumbents Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

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17:42
Lisa Jackson details iPhone 8, iPhone X...




Apple routinely touts environmentally-friendly aspects of new product releases, and that was no different with iPhone 8 and iPhone X. In a newly unearthed interview, Apple's VP for Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson details how the company designed its latest flagships to be the greenest ever offered.

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17:30
Civilization VI 1.0.6 - Next iteration of the...

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is the next entry in the popular Civilization franchise. Originally created by legendary game designer Sid Meier, Civilization is a strategy game in which you attempt to build an empire to stand the test of time. Become Ruler of the World by establishing and leading a civilization from the Stone Age to the Information Age. Wage war, conduct diplomacy, advance your culture, and go head-to-head with history’s greatest leaders as you attempt to build the greatest civilization the world has ever known.

Civilization VI offers new ways to engage with your world: cities now physically expand across the map, active research in technology and culture unlocks new potential, and competing leaders will pursue their own agendas based on their historical traits as you race for one of five ways to achieve victory in the game.

Note: Civilization VI for the Mac App Store is currently a single player experience.

...

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17:11
Redbox announces new On Demand service w/ Apple TV...

Update: Redbox now says the Apple TV app will be ready in the coming weeks. In a statement to BestAppleTV.com:

“Currently, consumers can use Airplay with Apple TV to watch rented or purchased content,” company spokeswoman Kate Brennan told BESTAppleTV.com. “An Apple TV app is launching in the coming weeks.”

Redbox today officially launched its streaming video on-demand service. Originally known for its rental kiosks, Redbox has suffered from stagnant growth as streaming video has become many people’s go-to for consuming content. The new Redbox On Demand service is accessible via iOS and Apple TV…

more…

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17:00
iTunes Connect Holiday Schedule

As a reminder, new apps and app updates will not be accepted December 23 to 27 (Pacific Time), so any releases should be submitted, approved, and scheduled in advance. Other iTunes Connect and developer account features will remain available.

Learn more about preparing apps for the App Store.

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17:00
iTunes Connect Holiday Schedule

As a reminder, new apps and app updates will not be accepted December 23 to 27 (Pacific Time), so any releases should be submitted, approved, and scheduled in advance. Other iTunes Connect and developer account features will remain available.

Learn more about preparing apps for the App Store.

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16:55
Apple ready to expand Advanced Manufacturing Fund...




After Apple announced plans to infuse $390 million into U.S. firm Finisar as part of its $1 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund, COO Jeff Williams commented on the company's investment strategy, saying the figure is "absolutely not" a final cap.

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16:53
Logic Pro X 10.3 release notes

Learn about current and previous Logic Pro X 10.3 updates. 

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16:50
Sen. Marco Rubio says Apple bending to Chinese...




Speaking at a Congressional hearing on Wednesday, Florida Senator Marco Rubio took Apple CEO Tim Cook to task for his policies on China, accusing him of hypocrisy when it comes to the company's stated values.

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15:57
How to Find Your iPhone with Amazon Echo and Alexa

Lost your iPhone at home and don’t have an Apple Watch to ping it? Your Amazon Echo can fill in and call your phone and use the ringer to track it down.


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15:30
iOS 11.2.1 Fixes Autofocus Issue Some iPhone X, 8,...

The iOS 11.2.1 update released this morning appears to address an ongoing camera focus issue that some iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus users began experiencing following the release of iOS 11.2.

According to affected users, the camera was not able to focus properly when attempting to capture an image. The camera either shifted continually between the two lenses of the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 Plus, or refused to focus entirely. From MacRumors reader Nixie:Hello there, was wondering if anyone have this issue too, when on iOS 11.2 the camera isnt able to get in focus, the lense just go back and forth indefinetly. Restored back to 11.1.2 and the...

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15:07
Spotify, others complain to EU about Apple's...




Europe's streaming services are again on the hunt for better business arrangements, as Spotify, Deezer and others this week asked the European Commission to rein in U.S. tech firms that are "regularly abusing their advantaged position."

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14:54
Hacked Password Database Found to Contain 1.4...

Research into the database is still ongoing, with 4iQ posting a few updates yesterday.


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14:37
AWT News Update: December 13, 2017

Smaller chips, an updated app, and popular cameras are in our news today:

  • More efficient 7nm process chips may only be used by Apple and Samsung in 2018
  • The Iconfactory updates its classic Twitterrific app, with a change that uses less power on the iPhone X
  • Once again, the iPhone is the most-used camera brand on Flickr

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

Text Version

This is Steve Sande for Apple World Today, and you’re listening to the AWT News Update podcast for December 13, 2017.  

Each year, the small etched lines that make up the circuitry in our devices get smaller and smaller, meaning that the chips themselves can be smaller and more power efficient. A report out today says that the only smartphone makers that will...

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14:30
New to Office 365 in December—extending human...

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

Earlier today in San Francisco, Harry Shum, executive vice president of Microsoft AI & Research, demonstrated how Microsoft is infusing intelligent technologies across our core products to make artificial intelligence (AI) available to everyone, with the simple goal of helping people deliver their best work.

Office 365 is built on Microsoft’s powerful platform for AI that makes advancements in machine learning and AI accessible to every developer and organization. From document translation to intelligent threat detection, AI is already enhancing the productivity experience of over 120 million commercial Office 365 users.

New Office 365 AI capabilities this month help subscribers discover insights from data, leverage organizational knowledge, arrive on time for events, and more. Read on for details.

Automatically unlock rich insights with AI (preview...

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14:12
How to Choose the Best Mesh Wireless System For Your...

Sorting through the mesh wireless systems available today can be tricky. Read on, and we’ll teach you how to decide which one is best for you. [Update: Added Orbi’s new Ethernet backhaul and Google Wi-Fi’s LAN IP customization. Also added KRACK patches for Orbi, Google Wi-Fi, Luma, Deco. – Dave]


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14:11
Apple posts new developer betas of iOS, watchOS, tvOS

Apple has released new developer beta versions of iOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, and tvOS 11.2.5. Registered developers can download them from Apple's Developer Center — or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

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13:57
Killer Deals: Apple's high-end 15" MacBook...




While supplies last, save up to $1,000 on 15" MacBook Pros (Late 2016). Pick up a high-end 2.7GHz config with 512GB of storage and Radeon 555 graphics for $1,999. Or opt for the loaded 2.9GHz, 1TB, Radeon 460 model for $2,499, a deal we haven't seen since Cyber Monday. Plus, expedited shipping is free with no sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

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13:55
New HomePod beta firmware released, unlikely to...




Apple employees with a HomePod have a new firmware version available for testing -- with older versions of the device's code having revealed much about the then forthcoming iPhone X.

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13:52
Apple releases first iOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, tvOS...




On the heels of Wednesday's release of iOS 11.2.1, Apple issued new beta versions of iOS, watchOS and tvOS, all of which are thought to include minor performance updates and bug fixes.

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13:42
djay Pro 2.0.1 - Transform your Mac into a full-...

djay Pro provides a complete toolkit for performing DJs. Its unique modern interface is built around a sophisticated integration with iTunes and Spotify, giving you instant access to millions of tracks. Pristine sound quality and a powerful set of features including high-definition waveforms, four decks, audio effects, and hardware integration give you endless creative flexibility to take your sets to new heights.

Note: This application contains in-app purchases.



Version 2.0.1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.11 or later.

  • Updated localizations
  • Updated user manual
  • Improved support for MIDI controllers
  • Fixed audio effects using incorrect parameter in some cases
  • Various bugfixes and improvements



  • OS X 10.11 or later



Download...

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13:34
Drone fans: FAA registration is back in force

We know that a lot of Apple World Today readers are techies who love drones, so this news will be of importance to you. As of yesterday, legislation was signed by President Trump that reverses an earlier court ruling and brings back the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) registration requirement for UAS -- unmanned aerial systems, AKA drones. 

If you registered a drone during the days when it was previously required, you don't need to register again because this bill reverses what was known as the "John Taylor case". However, if you asked for a refund and asked to be removed from the registration list, you will need to re-register if you received confirmation from the FAA that your request to be removed from the database was honored.

Registration is required for any flying device that weighs over 0.55 pounds (250 grams) and uses a ground-control system with a communications link. This includes RC transmitters or Wi-Fi links such as those used for controlling a...

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13:27
ProtonMail Bridge Lets You Use Apple Mail as a Client

ProtonMail is an end-to-end encrypted email service based in Switzerland. Since its debut, it has become a viable email service for those wanting email security. Until now, you could only access your ProtonMail account via the web app, and an iOS app. But ProtonMail Bridge finally lets you bring it to the desktop. Bridge acts as a local email server using IMAP and SMTP. It runs in the background and interacts with email clients on your computer. All encryption and decryption happens locally. Benefits include full text search, multiple accounts, and import/export of emails. It uses JavaScript cryptography, and is open source. The software is only available for users with paid accounts, however. You can download it here...

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13:22
About the security content of iCloud for Windows 7.2

This document describes the security content of iCloud for Windows 7.2.

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13:20
About the security content of iTunes 12.7.2 for...

This document describes the security content of iTunes 12.7.2 for Windows.

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13:17
About the security content of Safari 11.0.2

This document describes the security content of Safari 11.0.2.

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13:17
Apple releases first iOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, and...

Apple has released new beta versions of iOS, watchOS, and tvOS for developers to test. iOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, and tvOS 11.2.5 are all available now. We’ll update to the latest versions and note any changes below.

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13:13
Apple & Samsung could be only smartphone makers...




Apple and Samsung could potentially become the only smartphone vendors and chip designers to adopt 7-nanometer processors for 2018 phones, owing to the costs involved, a report noted on Wednesday.

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13:12
Apple Seeds First Beta of iOS 11.2.5 to Developers

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming iOS 11 update to developers, just over one week after releasing iOS 11.2, the second major iOS 11 update, and just a few hours after releasing iOS 11.2.1.

Registered developers can download the iOS 11.2.5 beta from Apple's Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

It's not clear what new features will be included in the iOS 11.2.5 beta, but as a minor 11.x.x update, it is likely to focus primarily on bug fixes and security improvements rather than major outward-facing changes. It's not clear why Apple has skipped several numbers to release an 11.2.5 beta.

We are still waiting on two major iOS 11 features that have yet to be introduced, though. iCloud Messages and...

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13:08
Random Lockups Still Plague macOS Sierra and High...

TMO editors and some Apple customers are reporting random macOS lockups, especially after an extended period in a screen saver.


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12:23
Platformer 'Fez,' puzzler 'Life is...




Two games that made a name for themselves on consoles and PC have made their way to the iPhone and iPad, with 'Fez Pocket Edition' now available to download from the App Store, while 'Life is Strange' will arrive on iPhone and iPad from Dec. 14.

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12:15
Gear: PureGear GlassBak 360 for iPhone X

PureGear’s GlassBak 360, now updated for the iPhone X, is a case of a different sort. Eschewing the traditional one-piece protective case design, GlassBak focuses more strongly on aesthetics, combining a tempered glass back with an aluminum bumper, creating an attractive case for those who want to add a bit of protection to their iPhone X without sacrificing sleekness of style.

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12:04
Microsoft OneNote 15.41 - Free digital notebook.

OneNote is your very own digital notebook. With OneNote, you can capture that flash of genius, that moment of inspiration, or that list of errands that's too important to forget. Whether you're at home, in the office or on the go, your notes travel with you. And you can share your notes and collaborate with others, across multiple devices!

Here are some more ideas on how to use OneNote:

  • Capture rich notes for classwork, meetings, or research
  • Keep track of your shopping list and mark items off wherever you are
  • Create an itinerary and keep track of your travel plans for your next big vacation
  • Take pictures of receipts and bills to remove some of the paper clutter
  • Collaborate and share ideas with your team
  • Research items and prices to make the best purchasing decision
  • Keep and edit all of your notes



Version 15.41:

  • Optimizations to help improve your note...
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11:51
Review: Sphero R2-D2 and BB-9E from 'Star Wars...




Toys, and particularly tech toys, can have very short half lives. AppleInsider has been playing with three of Sphero's "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" app-controlled droids by a dad who was there in 1977, and by a pair of children who long to be a long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.

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11:49
Review: Optoma NuForce BE2 Wireless In-Ear Headphones

Recently, we reviewed the Optoma NuForce HEM Dynamic IEM and found that although it sounded good, its narrow sound channels didn't hold its ear tips well enough, making it all too possible to end up with ear tips left deep inside your ear canals. This week, we're trying a new headphone from Optoma's NuForce line — the BE2 Wireless. We find that the BE2 is very affordable, sounds good, and keeps its ear tips where they're supposed to be.{/exp:char_limit}

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11:32
Apple Finished HomeKit Security Patches with tvOS 11...

Along with iOS 11.2.1, Apple released tvOS 11.2.1 on Wednesday. The update is the second half of Apple’s strategy for patching a security flaw that could let hackers slip through HomeKit’s security measures.


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11:24
Storyist for Mac: $16.15

We have a deal on Storyist, a mobile-friendly Mac writing app. Designed for screenplays and manuscripts, Storyist features templates, with lots of tools for repetitive tasks. It’s $19 through our deal, but coupon code GIFTSHOP15 brings it down to $16.15,


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11:17
Panorama X: Innovative Database Software with Really...

Dr. Mac says that Panorama X is an innovative database that’s wicked fast…but its biggest innovation may be its surprising new pricing model.

 


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11:02
AirPort Basestation KRACK Update, Tidal’s Potential...

Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to discuss Apple’s AirPort basestation KRACK security flaw update along with other recent patches, plus they share their thoughts on what looks like Tidal’s impending doom.


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11:00
Apple Blows Security

John Kheit thinks that Apple is mismanaging security, and that its quality assurance and attention to detail have gone to hell.


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10:57
TechTool Pro 9.6 - Hard drive and system repair-and-...

TechTool Pro has long been one of the foremost utilities for keeping your Mac running smoothly and efficiently. With the release of version 9, it has become more proficient than ever.

  • TechTool Protection - Reengineered to better protect your Mac - TechTool Pro 9 includes the option of installing a system preference pane to keep watch over your Mac. New features include check for I/O errors, Power On Self-Test errors, Mac notebook internal battery condition, and RAID status (if applicable). It also includes the same improvements to the SMART check in TechTool Pro. All of that, wrapped in an entirely new interface.
  • Check Computer - Now you're in control - Check Computer is a handy way to tell TechTool Pro to run the entire suite of tests to give you the best possible snapshot of your Mac's health. Sometimes, though, it's nice to be able to leave tests out, or to skip certain drives. Using the new configuration...
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10:55
Apple iOS 11.2.1 - The latest version of Apple'...

iOS 11 sets a new standard for what is already the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. It makes iPhone better than before. It makes iPad more capable than ever. And now it opens up both to amazing possibilities for augmented reality in games and apps. With iOS 11, iPhone and iPad are the most powerful, personal, and intelligent devices they’ve ever been.



Version 11.2.1:

  • Fixes bugs including an issue that could disable remote access to shared users of the Home app.
  • HomeKit

    Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation

    Impact: A remote attacker may be able to unexpectedly alter application state

    Description: A message handling issue was addressed with improved input validation.



  • iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation



...

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10:52
Things 3.3 - Elegant personal task management.

Things is a task management solution that helps to organize your tasks in an elegant and intuitive way. Things combines powerful features with simplicity through the use of tags and its intelligent filter bar. A Leopard-style source list allows for quick and easy focusing. Together with a beautiful user interface, Things aims at the seemingly impossible: making task management both easy and fun.

Our screencast is a great introduction.

  • The big picture. A Leopard-style source list lets you easily focus without ever switching view modes or wrapping your head around filter criteria.
  • A magical tag bar automatically appears when needed and adapts to the currently displayed list. It lets you drill down even the longest list of To-Dos. Hierarchical tags? We got you covered!
  • Teamwork. Things offers convenient collaboration features. Easily delegate tasks to members of your...
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10:34
Apple releases iOS 11.2.1 and tvOS 11.2.1

Apple has released iOS 11.2.1 for the iPhone and iPad, and tvOS 11.2.1 for the Apple TV.

Both fix bugs, including an issue that could disable remote access to shared users of the Home app. iOS 11.2.1 is available via the Software Update function in the iOS Settings menu. Fourth generation Apple TV or Apple TV 4K owners can nab the tvOS 11.2.1 update through the Settings menu.

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10:33
Apple releases iOS 11.2.1 and tvOS 11.2.1

Apple has released iOS 11.2.1 for the iPhone and iPad, and tvOS 11.2.1 for the Apple TV.

Both fix bugs, including an issue that could disable remote access to shared users of the Home app. iOS 11.2.1 is available via the Software Update function in the iOS Settings menu. Fourth generation Apple TV or Apple TV 4K owners can nab the tvOS 11.2.1 update through the Settings menu.

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10:32
Apple Releases iOS 11.2.1 and tvOS 11.2.1 to Fix...

Apple has released small iOS and tvOS updates to properly fix a significant HomeKit vulnerability.

 

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10:29
RapidWeaver 7.5.5 - Create template-based websites...

RapidWeaver is a next-generation Web design application to help you easily create professional-looking Web sites in minutes. No knowledge of complex code is required, RapidWeaver will take care of all that for you. RapidWeaver produces valid XHTML- and CSS-based websites.

One of the perks about using RapidWeaver is that it has a strong custom theme community. You can download themes and edit them from within RapidWeaver and the result is a pretty slick-looking website that takes very little effort.

RapidWeaver also has a lot of custom plug-ins. Some of them make it easier to edit images directly in RapidWeaver. Others make creating a site map a matter of a few clicks. The supportive community that surrounds RapidWeaver is really what makes this great app superior to other WYSIWYG website creation tools. Be sure to check out YourHead.com for some little tools to help spice up your website in...

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10:11
Apple releases promised iOS 11.2.1 and tvOS 11.2.1...




Apple has released iOS 11.2.1 and tvOS 11.2.1, with bug fixes and minor changes including restoration of remote access to shared users of the Home app.

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10:08
Apple Releases iOS 11.2.1 with Home App Remote...

The maintenance release specifically addresses an issue with remote access and the Home app.


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10:04
Apple released a new iOS OTA Firmware

Apple just released OTA iOS 9.9.11.2.1 (beta) (Build 15C6153) for:

  • iPad Air (Wi-Fi) (iPad4,1)
  • iPad Air (Cellular) (iPad4,2)
  • iPad Air (China) (iPad4,3)
  • iPad mini 2 (Wi-Fi) (iPad4,4)
  • iPad mini 2 (Cellular) (iPad4,5)
  • iPad mini 2 (China) (iPad4,6)
  • iPad mini 3 (Wi-Fi) (iPad4,7)
  • iPad mini 3 (Cellular) (iPad4,8)
  • iPad mini 3 (China) (iPad4,9)
  • iPad mini 4 (Wi-Fi) (iPad5,1)
  • iPad mini 4 (Cellular) (iPad5,2)
  • iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi) (iPad5,3)
  • iPad Air 2 (Cellular) (iPad5,4)
  • iPad 5 (Wi-Fi) (iPad6,11)
  • iPad 5 (Cellular) (iPad6,12)
  • iPad Pro (9.7'', Wi-Fi) (iPad6,3)
  • iPad Pro (9.7'', Cellular) (iPad6,4)
  • iPad Pro (Wi-Fi) (iPad6,7)
  • iPad Pro (Cellular) (iPad6,8)
  • iPad Pro 2 (12.9'', Wi-Fi) (iPad7,1)
  • iPad Pro 2 (12.9'', Cellular) (iPad7,2)
  • iPad Pro (10.5'', Wi-Fi) (iPad7,3)
  • iPad Pro (10.5'', Cellular) (...

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10:03
Apple Releases iOS 11.2.1 Update With HomeKit Remote...

Apple today released iOS 11.2.1, the eighth official update to the iOS 11 operating system. iOS 11.2.1 comes a week and a half after the release of iOS 11.2, the second major update to the iOS 11 operating system, which brought Apple Pay Cash, faster 7.5W wireless charging, and a long list of bug fixes.

The iOS 11.2.1 update can be downloaded for free on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the update, go to Settings --> General --> Software Update.

The iOS 11.2.1 update addresses bugs and issues that have been discovered since the release of iOS 11.2.

According to Apple's release notes, the update re-enables remote access for shared users of the Home app. Apple broke remote access for shared users when implementing a fix for a major HomeKit vulnerability last week...

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09:44
The Mac’s growing popularity is a boon to Addigy

Addigy, a provider of cloud-based Mac management software, has announced significant business milestones as the company’s technology platform gained widespread acceptance with businesses globally in 2017. The company says the growing popularity of the Mac spurred the growth.

With a growing number of small to medium-sized business, mid-market, and enterprise customers around the world, Addigy boasted a growth rate of more than 10X in 2017 compared to the previous year with continued success metrics forecast for 2018.

According to The Motley Fool, fiscal year 2017 was the best year ever for Macs, with Apple recording the highest annual Mac revenue in its history at 25% growth year-over-year. This trend is continuing with record-breaking revenue for Mac continuing into the company's fiscal fourth quarter.

With security, higher rates of productivity, and fewer help desk tickets, there has been a 128%...

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09:39
Finisar and Apple are transforming the future of...

In Part Two of the Apple-Finisar story, Apple covers the human side of the impact of such an investment in Sherman Texas. Giving the working class jobs has a powerful impact on smaller towns

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09:34
News: Fishball 360 lens for iPhone fully funds on...

The Fishball 360 lens has just fully funded on Indiegogo, so the clip-on attachment is likely to see production. The lens simply snaps over the iPhone’s camera with no batteries or cables required and captures 360-degree images using the iPhone’s existing camera in tandem with the attachment’s lenses. The makers call the lens “futureproof” and promise it will remain compatible with future iPhones, saying it is currently…

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09:09
Mac: Twelve South HiRise Pro stand

Ahead of tomorrow’s iMac Pro release, Twelve South has revealed its new HiRise Pro stand, an update of the older HiRise iMac stand. The stand allows any iMac’s base to slide in through the top and rest on an adjustable shelf within the base, allowing users to raise their display from just under 1 inch up to 3.5 inches. A slot in the back allows for access to ports and a hinged door on the front allows the space inside the stand to be used for storage of other devices, peripherals and anything else cluttering up the desk top. The door contains multiple slots for ventilation and can be flipped around to either match the gunmetal finish of the case or display a walnut inlay. The stand costs $150 and is available on the Apple Store.
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09:02
T-Mobile's plan to roll out TV service in 2018...




T-Mobile has acquired television provider Layer3 TV, and will launch its own streaming TV service with the technology in 2018, possibly gearing up for a battle not only with the other wireless providers, but possibly with Apple and Amazon as well.

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09:01
About the security content of tvOS 11.2.1

This document describes the security content of tvOS 11.2.1.

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09:00
About the security content of iOS 11.2.1

This document describes the security content of iOS 11.2.1.

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08:49
News: Apple invests $390M in Finisar, company that...

Apple has announced a $390 million investment in Finisar, the company that produces lasers used in the iPhone X’s Face ID technology, according to a press release. The money is expected to be spent on research and development and high-volume production of the vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers that power Face ID, Portrait mode selfies and even the proximity-sensing capabilities of AirPods. Finisar will be remodelling a 700,000-square-foot…

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08:48
Santa begins Delivering Apple's new iMac Pro...

When Microsoft first introduced their new Surface Studio for "pros" last year, the media went nuts about how great and cool it was for the pro community. Price aside it's a beauty of a desktop to be sure. Its heavy $4,200 price isn't for consumers to be sure, but neither is Apple's iMac Pro that debuts tomorrow starting at $4,999. Our report also covers a great first look video of the iMac Pro 10-Core version.

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08:30
News: Daily Deal: Storyist for Mac

In Wednesday’s iLounge Deal, you can pick up Storyist for Mac for only $16.15 using the coupon code GIFTSHOP15. This mobile-friendly writing app is a do-it-all writing platform designed specifically with fiction writers in mind and designed to allow you to unleash your creativity just about anywhere you happen to be. It’s a fully-featured word processor that gives you complete control over manuscripts and screenplays, with elite annotation…

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08:14
Tidal May be Only 6 Months from Collapsing

Tidal’s days in the streaming music market may be numbered. The company is reportedly hemorrhaging money and has enough cash left to stay afloat for only six more months.


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08:06
T-Mobile Announces Internet TV Service Coming in 2018

T-Mobile today announced that it will launch its own over-the-top TV service in 2018, which will be fueled in part through the acquisition of Layer3 TV. Details about the service are scarce, but T-Mobile CEO John Legere said that it will continue the company's theme of being a "disruptive" solution to its rivals, this time in both the internet TV and paid cable markets.

Layer3 TV will help T-Mobile build the service, which is said to provide solutions to lengthy contracts, increasing monthly bill costs, confusing bundles, outdated user interfaces, and more. T-Mobile will fold in Layer3 TV's current services and expand it to a wider audience. Right now this includes select TV channels, streaming online video content, and social media, but is only available in five U.S. cities.

Non-finalized demo of T-Mobile's upcoming service via...

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07:58
News: weMessage brings some iMessage functionality...

Messaging app weMessage is bringing iMessage to Android devices, albeit without some of the iOS app’s functionality. The app works by using a Mac as a sort of server to relay iMessages from the computer to the weMessage app on any other device, which includes Android phones. The app supports group chats, read receipts, AES encryption and a variety of audio, image and video attachments, but won’t support more proprietary things like Apple…

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07:54
Apple Music rival Tidal may only have enough cash to...




Tidal, the on-demand music service owned by rapper and businessman Jay-Z, could have as little as six months' worth of cash on hand, according to reports.

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07:26
Holiday Deals: Save up to $1,000 on Apple's...




As time winds down to get last-minute gifts this holiday season, B&H Photo is upping the discounts on popular Apple products, including MacBook Pros, iMacs, iPads and accessories. We're rounding up the best deals complete with free shipping and no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. Updated: Cyber Monday deal is back. Pick up a loaded 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro for $2,499 ($1,000 off).

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07:18
Eltima Software updates CloudMounter for the Mac to...

Eltima Software has upgraded CloudMounter (https://cloudmounter.net), its cloud manager for macOS, to version 3.0. The app mounts cloud storages on your Mac saving your disk space and protects your online files with the encryption feature.

With version 3.0, it’s now possible to mount your main Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive accounts with encryption for free. Support for Box and Backblaze B2 clouds is now available, as well as the connection to Amazon S3-compatible cloud solutions.

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07:14
Apple Doubles Down on Proximity Sensing Tech with $...

Apple has big plans for proximity sensing technology in its products because it just invested US$390 million in VCSEL laser maker Finisar.


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07:14
iPhone X adoption outpaced that of the iPhone 8/8...

Apple hasn't released sales figures for the iPhone X, iPhone 8, or the iPhone 8 Plus, but a new chart shows the most expensive of the three is also the most popular.

Data from analytics firm Mixpanel — as noted by Business Insider — shows that iPhone X adoption outpaced that of its less pricey cousins in late November. iPhone X adoption currently stands at 4.76%, ahead of the iPhone 8 Plus at 3.59% and the iPhone 8 at 2.78%.

Mixpanel's data doesn't show sales figures, but measures people picking up the new iPhones and using apps that are integrated with Mixpanel's software development kit. Collectively, it looks like the three devices are selling well and on track to overtake iPhone 7 Plus adoption over the next few months, according to Business Insider.

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07:12
Dodging pendulums

[VIDEO] Kottke:

For his work Nowhere and Everywhere at the Same Time, William Forsythe sets in motion hundreds of pendulums in a room and invites people to walk among them, attempting to avoid collisions.

No way to get a sense of this without watching the video, embedded in the main Loop post. Looks like fun to me.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:09
MailChimp will generate $525 million in revenue this...

Inc:

MailChimp, which grew out of a discarded web business, is profitable, still entirely owned by its co-founders, and growing by more than $120 million every year; Chestnut estimates that in 2017 it will post $525 million in revenue.

This is a remarkable, inspirational success story. More so because the co-founders bootstrapped this business, all without VC funding.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:09
How to calibrate an Apple Watch for accurate pace...




The Apple Watch is pretty adept as a fitness device, but every person has different dimensions, which can lead to varying pace, distance, and calorie results for the same activity if a Watch isn't calibrated properly. Here's how to make sure you're getting the best data.

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07:08
News: Apple snags more TV execs from Hulu, Legendary

Apple is continuing its high-powered TV executive hiring spree, stealing Philip Matthys from Hulu and Jennifer Wang Grazier from Legendary Entertainment, Variety reports. Matthys started as head of business affairs for Apple’s Worldwide Video division last month after holding a similar role at Hulu, where he oversaw dealmaking and policy for all of Hulu’s original content. Wang Grazier is expected to start on the same team in January — reporting…

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07:00
Apple Details their Finisar Investment while...

While Patently Apple posted a report on the general news earlier this morning of the Finisar investment, Apple has now officially announced their investment in more detail while revealing a rather significant factoid.

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06:59
Why Apple bought Shazam

Terrific piece from CNBC breaking down Shazam’s real value. In a nutshell, it’s loyal users, recurring revenue, a staggering amount of data (and data helps your AI learn), and intellectual property.

Great, short read.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:48
Apple’s retail stores score well in Retail Customer...

ForeSee, which specializes in “voice of customer” solutions, has announced the results of its annual Retail Customer Experience (CX) Rankings. Apple places number one on the list for its retail store customer service and reputation.

Based on survey data from over 40,000 shoppers across their store, web, and mobile experiences, the rankings examine the scores of top global, non-grocery retailers by revenue, as identified in the Deloitte Global Powers of Retailing 2017 study. Retailers were scored based on: customer experience for web, mobile, and retail stores; brand loyalty; and reputation. The top three brands overall (which includes retail stores, online stores, and...

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06:46
How to use Twitter’s new threaded tweets

Twitter’s official blog:

We’ve made it easy to create a thread by adding a plus button in the composer, so you can connect your thoughts and publish your threaded Tweets all at the same time. You can continue adding more Tweets to your published thread at any time with the new “Add another Tweet” button. Additionally, it’s now simpler to spot a thread – we’ve added an obvious “Show this thread” label.

Twitter is rolling out their new interface over the next few weeks. To get a sense how to use them, take a look at this animated GIF.

In a nutshell, Twitter is adding a plus sign (+) on the right side of the tool bar. Compose a tweet, then press the plus to start a second tweet. Keep building your thread and, when you are done, tap the Tweet All button to tweet the thread.

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06:27
How Apple and Finisar are transforming the future of...

Apple, from this feature story:

Over the last five years, Bruce Armstrong has walked thousands of miles through the corridors of an empty manufacturing plant in Sherman, Texas, keeping the lights on. Since the plant closed in 2012, he’s been its caretaker, always holding out hope it would come alive again. Thanks to new business from Apple, that hope is about to become a reality.

Great story about a town that is becoming the VCSEL capital of the US.

VCSEL? That stands for vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers:

VCSELs power some of Apple’s most popular new features, including Face ID, Animoji and Portrait mode selfies made possible with the iPhone X TrueDepth camera, as well as the proximity-sensing capabilities of AirPods.

Apple invested $390 million in a VCSEL manufacturer in Finisar, allowing...

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06:23
Joyoshare Introduces HEIC Converter for the Mac

Joyoshare Software has released HEIC Converter (http://www.joyoshare.com/heic-converter-for-mac/), its new multimedia utility for macOS. It was developed to help users convert iOS 11 photos from HEIC to JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIFF, WEBP for use on any computer and device.

In addition, the app allows you adjust the output image quality in your own way, including changing resolution, aspect ratio, keeping EXIF metadata info, and more. With HEIC Converter, you can transfer an manage any HEIC/HEIF picture on any platform.

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06:17
Apple to give Finisar $390 million to increase...

Enlarge / The Messages app has been augmented with a number of features that use the front-facing, 3D camera—including animojis.

Today, Apple announced a big investment in the technology manufacturing company Finisar. The iPhone maker will give Finisar $390 million, a portion of its $1 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund, to help "support innovation and job creation by American manufacturers." According to Apple's statement, the investment will allow Finisar to build a new 700,000 square foot plant in Texas, hire 500 workers, and make more vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs). These lasers are a component in Apple's TrueDepth cameras, now being used in the...

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How to Use “Insert Pattern” in TextEdit to Clean Up...

The Mac’s built-in TextEdit program has a little-known feature that’ll let you find tabs, paragraph breaks, and the like and replace them in text—or find patterns of them, even. It’s a very powerful way to clean up extraneous characters, so come read this Quick Tip!


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06:07
iPhone 8 and iPhone X among the most popular 2017...

Hurricane Irma, iPhone 8, and iPhone X were the world's three most popular search terms on Google this year, followed by Matt Laura, and Meghan Markle.

When it comes to consumer tech, the top five search terms were iPhone 8, iPhone X, Nintendo Switch, Samsung Galaxy S8, and Xbox One X. Other categories include people, global news, actors, elections, global sporting events, how to, losses, memes, movies, musicians and bands, recipe, songs/lyrics, and TV shows. Lists are based on search terms that had a high spoke in traffic in 2017 as compared to 2016.

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05:55
Apple awards Finisar $390 million from its Advanced...

Apple has announced the latest award from its $1 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund. Finisar, a manufacturer of optical communications components, will receive $390 million as part of Apple’s commitment to support innovation and job creation by American manufacturers.

The award will enable Finisar to exponentially increase its R&D spending and high-volume production of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs). VCSELs power some of Apple’s most popular new features, including Face ID, Animoji and Portrait mode selfies made possible with the iPhone X TrueDepth camera, as well as the proximity-sensing capabilities of AirPods.

The new Sherman, Texas Finisar plant will add 500 high-skill jobs to the community.

VCSEL technology is a better performing, more compact and cost-efficient solution compared to traditional edge-emitting lasers for many emerging applications. Apple has rapidly adopted depth-sensing technology in recent years, leading to...

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05:49
Apple awards Finisar $390 million from its Advanced...

Apple has announced the latest award from its $1 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund. Finisar, a manufacturer of optical communications components, will receive $390 million as part of Apple’s commitment to support innovation and job creation by American manufacturers.

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05:46
Apple grants Finisar $390M for research &...




Apple on Wednesday announced plans to pay U.S. firm Finisar -- which manufactures the VCSELs (vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers) used in the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera -- $390 million out of its $1 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund.

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05:37
iPhone 8 Was Nearly World's Top Google Search...

Hurricane Irma, iPhone 8, and iPhone X were three of the world's most popular search terms on Google this year, according to the company.

While the results make it look like the iPhone 8 is more popular than the iPhone X, it's important to consider that Apple's flagship smartphone was more commonly referred to as the iPhone 8 in rumors until a leaked version of iOS 11 essentially confirmed its stealthier name back in August.

In the consumer tech category, the iPhone 8 and iPhone X were the highest trending search terms in 2017, ahead of the Nintendo Switch, Samsung Galaxy S8, and Xbox One X in the top five globally. In the United States in particular, the iPhone 8 Plus was the sixth-most trending search term.

Google Trends outlines other popular search terms in its Year in Search 2017 categories, including actors, athletes, car brands...

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05:27
Analytics data shows iPhone X rocketing ahead of the...

Data from Mixpanel indicates that sales of this year’s flagship iPhone X quickly overtook both the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus, but not the two combined.

Using analytics data captured from apps that use Mixpanel’s software developer kit, the firm was able to see that the iPhone X now makes up 4.76% of all iPhone users. This puts it ahead of the iPhone 8 Plus at 3.59% …

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05:19
Apple Hires Two Experienced Entertainment Industry...

Last week Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Worldwide Video Hires Michelle Lee who was behind a Number of Shows on NBC, Hulu and CBS." Now we're learning that Apple is stepping up their organizational team by hiring two industry veterans ...

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05:15
External Link: Former Exec: Facebook Is Ripping the...

Chamath Palihapitiya is the latest former Facebook executive to call the company out, saying at a recent Stanford appearance: “I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works,” and expressing “tremendous guilt” for his participation. Palihapitiya certainly doesn't mince words: “The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops we’ve created are destroying how society works… No civil discourse, no cooperation; misinformation, mistruth. And it’s not an American problem — this is not about Russians ads. This is a global problem.” Palihapitiya, who rose to the position of vice president for user growth at Facebook, appears to have struck a nerve, since the company made the rare move of defending itself, saying “When Chamath was at Facebook we were focused on building new social media experiences and growing Facebook around the world. Facebook was a very different company back then and as we have grown we have realised how our responsibilities...

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05:00
Apple patent is for generating a 3D model using an...

As shown by the newly granted patent 9,842,429 Apple wants your iPhone and iPad to be able to generate a 3D model based on recordings made with the device.

Per the patent your iOS gadget can can load and provide an initial display of a 3D model. As you move the iPhone, motion sensing components can detect the device movement and adjust the displayed portion of the 3D model to reflect the movement of the smartphone

By walking with the device in the user's real environment, a user can virtually navigate a representation of a 3D environment. You could record an object or environment using your iPhone, and tag the recorded images or video with movement information describing the movement of the device during the recording. 

The recorded information can then be processed with the movement information to generate a 3D model of the recorded environment or object. According to the patent, such models could enable, among other things, 3D representations of photos or...

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Daily Deal on CrossOver 17: Run Windows apps and...

There are plenty of solutions for creating virtual Windows machines on your Mac for running Windows apps or games, but all of them -- Parallels Desktop, VMware Fusion, Boot Camp and VirtualBox -- require that you shell out money for a Windows license. CrossOver 17 from CodeWeavers (just $19 with our deal) is a way to buy many popular Windows apps and run them on your Mac as native programs -- there's no reason to buy that Windows license.

  • Run Windows software & games without rebooting or installing Windows OS
  • Install Windows applications on your Mac platform w/ one click
  • Operate Windows software at native speed, w/o any limited performance
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iPhone 8 & iPhone X the #2 and #3 most popular...

Google has published its annual list of the most popular searches of the year. This year’s new iPhones took the #2 and #3 slots after Hurricane Irma …

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04:30
Five simply steps to adjust the text size on your...

By Douglas Walker

Did you know that iPhones (and iPads) have a built-in magnifier? It’s a feature that everyone will find helpful when print is tiny. It is especially useful for those of us with visual impairments. 

I use it all the time for everything from checking the temperature on my thermostat to reading medicine labels and even reviewing menus in a restaurant. Enabling the feature is really easy, too. Here’s how:

  • Open the Settings App.
  • Select General and then Accessibility options.
  • Select Magnifier and switch the toggle on (green).
  • Turn on Auto-Brightness, switching the toggle on (green).

This creates a shortcut for you to use whenever you’d like. Simply tapping the home button three times will now turn your back facing camera into a Magnifier

Douglas Walker is the Assistive...

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04:25
PortraitPro Body for macOS revved to version 2

Anthropics Technology has upgraded PortraitPro Body (www.portraitbody.com), a standalone full body retouching software and plugin for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, and Elements.

Version 2 offers Warp Fixer controls, Photoshop Smart Filter, a Lite Mode, and more. The software is designed to make it quick and easy to retouch full body portraits to industry standards. According to the folks at Anthropics Technology, it requires no painting skills or “tedious selections.”

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04:24
Comment: Upcoming ‘Top 5’ Android smartphone with in...

It was long-rumored that Apple was working on embedding Touch ID into the display of the iPhone X. The Cupertino company had multiple patents for different approaches to the task, and it confirmed after launch that it had been working...

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04:18
U.S. content makes up over two-thirds of films...

A survey from the European Audiovisual Observatory (EAO) looking at the origin of film content in the EU has revealed the persisting dominance of American content within the region, according to RapidTV News (www.rapidtvnews.com).

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04:11
Apple Invests in new Finisar Plant coming to Texas...

Patently Apple posted a report in May titled "Apple Awards Corning First Investment from their Advanced Manufacturing Fund as Promised. It's being reported today that Apple has made another huge investment in Finisar ...

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04:02
Apple to Invest $390 Million in Finisar, US Maker of...

Apple announced on Wednesday its plans to invest $390 million in Finisar Corp, which supplies components for the vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSEL) found in the iPhone X True Depth camera.

The investment will be used to build a plant in Texas to make more of the chips, and will be financed by Apple's $1 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund, which the company created earlier this year to foster innovation and create jobs in the U.S.

"VCSELs power some of the most sophisticated technology we've ever developed and we're thrilled to partner with Finisar over the next several years to push the boundaries of VCSEL technology and the applications they enable," said Jeff Williams, Apple's chief operating officer. "Technology is only as good as the people behind it, and Finisar is a company with a long history of putting its employees first and supporting the community it's a...

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04:01
Google opens AI center in China even though it'...

Google has always had a rocky relationship with China. The search engine is banned in the country, along with its app store, email and cloud services, but that hasn't stopped the company from maintaining some level of presence with its international...

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04:00
Everything you need to know about Apple’s GymKit,...

Enlarge / Apple Watch Series 2. (credit: Valentina Palladino)

While the Apple Watch is seen by many as the ultimate wearable fitness tool, it's somewhat out of place in the gym. The native Workout app has a number of exercise profiles to choose from, including activities that can only be done in the gym. But, in many ways, the Watch is best suited for outdoor activities.

But with the introduction of GymKit, Apple hopes to make the in-gym cardio experience better. Apple's system to connect the Apple Watch to compatible gym equipment started rolling out across the globe earlier this fall, and it just hit the US this week. Below is everything you need to know about GymKit as an Apple Watch user, how you can use it, and what it means for your workouts in the future....

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04:00
How to have SOS ready on the iPhone X

Different parts of the world have different call number for emergency services. However, with the iPhone X, you can have the proper emergency SOS at your beck and call.

Just press and hold the side button and one of the volume buttons until the slider appears. Then slide to make an SOS call.

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03:30
djay Pro updated to 2.0.1, receives massive overhaul...

In the category of “nifty software that we like”, algoriddim GmbH has released djay Pro 2.0.1, the newest version of its DJ/mixing software.

The new version, a 273.4 megabyte download, offers the following fixes, changes and new features:

– All-new user interface.

– New media library: create your own playlists from Spotify, iTunes, and Finder.

– Smart Filters, Smart Playlists, Manual Match.

– Library Split Mode: view My Library, Spotify, and iTunes side by side.

– Single Deck View / Preparation mode.

– Post-fader FX.

– High-res colored waveforms.

– Cue / Loop saving and naming.

– New video mode with Photos integration.

– Automix AI: intelligent automatic DJ mixes.

– Updated localizations.

– Updated user manual.

– Improved support for MIDI controllers.

– Fixed audio effects using incorrect parameter in some cases.

– Various bug fixes and improvements.

djay Pro 2....

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Dec. 13, 2017

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

iOS Apps/Updates

Fire Horse Studio in partnership with iVersus Evil, has launched Like A Boss!, an action RPG with a flip on traditional MMORPG games. In the free app, players don’t fight the ultimate boss but play as the Boss and are obliged to safeguard their dungeons treasure from unwelcome attackers and loot hungry raiding parties. 

The game revolves around customizing your boss with various skills and items, smashing hordes of pesky raiders hellbent on trashing the dungeon in the search for loot and taking out the quest givers to prevent new contracts being issued for your head. In a world full of heroes, its bosses that rule the realm...

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03:20
Apple invests $390 million in US manufacturer...

As part of its billion dollar Advanced Manufacturing Fund, which supports domestic US manufacturing, Apple has announced a $390 million investment into Finisar. This follows a $200 million Corning investment earlier this year.

Apple says that Finisar makes vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers used in iPhone X (as part of the TrueDepth camera system) and the proximity-sensor inside AirPods. All of the VCSELs purchased by Apple from Finisar will be made in Texas.

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03:15
iMac Pro to incorporate T2 chip to handle discrete...

The upcoming iMac Pro will feature new security hardware in the form of a new custom chip dubbed the T2, serving as a secure enclave for encrypted keys, giving users the ability to lock down their Mac’s boot process and also handling system functions like the camera, audio control, and managing the solid-state hard drive.

Details about the new T2 chip were revealed by Caleb Sasser, cofounder of Panic.

Per Sasser, the T2 chip combines previously discrete functions, such as the system management controller, image signal processor for FaceTime camera, audio control, and SSD control.

Like the MacBook Pro’s T1 chip, the T2 chip features a secure enclave for data such as passwords. Sasser also noted that the hardware featured an encryption engine:

“This new chip means storage encryption keys pass from the secure enclave to the hardware encryption engine in-chip — your key never leaves the chip. And, they it allows for hardware verification of OS, kernel,...

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