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Thursday October 19

19:57
Bipartisan Senate team demands an Apple answer on...

US Senators Ted Cruz (L) and Patrick Leahy (R) want answers from Apple

It's about time someone called out Apple CEO Tim Cook on being a bit of a hypocrite. Earlier this year, Cook received the free speech award at Newseum's 2017 Free Expression Awards, where he was quoted as saying "First we defend, we work to defend these freedoms by enabling people around the world to speak up. And second, we do it by speaking up ourselves.". Well, Mr. Cook, Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy and Republican Senator Ted Cruz would like some answers on why Apple basically acquiesced to Chinese demands that Virtual Private Network (VPN) apps be pulled from the Chinese App Store.

The two senators sent a letter earlier this week to Cook demanding answers, bringing up the fact that China has an "abysmal" human rights record with respect to freedom of expression and free access to information online and offline, and stating that Apple "may be enabling the Chinese government's censorship and...

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19:57
Verizon will fix your smartphone’s screen for $29

It happens to the best of us. You buy a new mobile phone, you get a case, you try to be extra careful, but you drop it. Cracked screens happen often enough that most major carriers and device manufacturers have a separate section in their mobile prot...

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19:50
Ted Cruz & Patrick Leahy slam Tim Cook for...

Earlier this year, Apple was forced to remove several VPN apps from the App Store in China due to regulatory reasons. At the time, Tim Cook explained that he would rather not remove them, but was forced to comply.

Now, United States Senators Ted Cruz and Patrick Leahy are pressing Apple for more information…

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19:45
Sprint and T-Mobile merger announcement likely...




Though a long-rumored merger between Sprint and T-Mobile was expected for October, a new report claims the U.S. cellular carriers may push back the announcement until after they reveal respective quarterly earnings.

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18:58
Major Lazer documentary ‘Give Me Future’ coming...

As it continues to expand original content efforts, Apple Music has secured the rights to an upcoming documentary about electronic music trio Major Lazer. The film depicts the process of organizing the first Cuban-American concert in Havana and is entitled Give Me Future.

more…

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18:33
Microsoft revamps Cortana app for iOS with new look...




Microsoft on Thursday updated its Cortana virtual assistant app for iOS, delivering a redesigned user interface that streamlines access to key features like reminders and daily calendars.

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17:58
Report: Sprint and T-Mobile merger announcement...

It was reported last month that Sprint and T-Mobile were close to coming to a tentative agreement for a merger, but now the two companies are looking at a delay. While Sprint and T-Mobile had hoped to announce a deal during earnings calls at the end of the month, Bloomberg reports that the deal is likely delayed…

more…

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17:51
Google Play lets you test drive Android apps before...

Google's Instant Apps are available in a few places for curious Android users, but they've been conspicuously absent in one place: the Play Store. Wouldn't you want to check out an app before committing to it? You can now. Google is now building I...

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17:31
How to sync and load music onto Apple Watch with...




Apple introduced a few music management changes to Apple Watch with the release of watchOS 4, which now allows users to load multiple playlists, albums and individual songs onto the wearable device. Check out how to sync and load tunes from iPhone to your Apple Watch in this video.

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17:06
‘Pokemon Go’ hopes new monsters will get you outside...

While Pokémon Go may have lost some of its shine due to a number of problems like poorly run public events and a divisive invitation-only special battle system, the mobile game still has a decent fanbase. The developers have been adding new li...

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16:40
Apple Watch's LTE Suspended In China Possibly...

The Apple Watch Series 3's best new feature has been mysteriously blocked in China. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, China has cut off the Apple Watch's LTE connectivity on Sept. 28 after brief availability from China Unicom. Industry analysts claim that the suspension is probably from governmental concerns about not being able to track and confirm users of the device. AppleInsider reports: Apple issued a brief statement confirming the situation, and referring customers to China Unicom. Neither China Unicom, nor Chinese regulators have made any statement on the matter. The issue may stem from the eSIM in the Apple Watch. Devices like the iPhone have state-owned telecom company-issued SIM cards -- and the eSIM is embedded in the device by Apple. "The eSIM (system) isn't mature enough yet in China," one analyst said. "The government still needs to figure out how they can control the eSIM." The LTE version of the Apple Watch had only a trial certificate to operate...

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16:30
Now Twitter's quest to become a 'safer...

You no longer have to wonder when you'll see Twitter implement the new rules promised by its CEO and outlined in that leaked email. The social network has released a "Safety Calendar," which details when it will roll out a series of new rules to make...

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15:50
Google will 'fix' the Pixel 2's...

Looks like the Pixel 2's "secret" menu button was just leftover code, after all. Google has confirmed to CNET that this was a bug, not a feature, and that it'll be patched out in the future. If you're still enjoying that new phone smell, open up the...

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15:47
Apple’s Angela Ahrendts and Jony Ive tease new...

Apple tomorrow will open its latest flagship retail location in Chicago. The Michigan Avenue store features a gorgeous design that resembles a MacBook Air from the top, and Apple this week offered the first preview of the store as well as commentary from retail head Angela Ahrendts and designer Jony Ive…

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15:28
How to Share Notes from iBooks in iOS 11 and macOS...

It’s easy to take and share notes in iBooks for both iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra—if you know how, that is.


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15:26
Facebook rolling out in-app purchases & ads to...

Facebook is ramping up its efforts to attract developers and therefore users to its ‘Instant Games’ feature in Messenger. The company today announced that developers can now add in-app purchases and advertisements to Instant Games, a move that the company hopes will make Messenger a more attractive platform…

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15:23
iOS 11 Installed on Almost 55% of Devices One Month...

One month after its official public release, iOS 11 has been installed on 54.49 percent of devices, according to data collected by analytics company Mixpanel.

iOS 11 was first released on September 19, and while adoption has been rather slow compared to iOS 10 adoption, it is steadily picking up. At the one week mark, iOS 11 was installed on 25 percent of devices, and at two weeks, installation climbed to 38.5 percent of devices.

At three weeks, iOS 11 adoption reached 47 percent, successfully overtaking iOS 10, and the gap between the two operating systems has continued to widen. With iOS 11 on nearly 55 percent of...

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15:15
AWT News Update: October 19, 2017

Wow, only eight days until the pre-orders for the iPhone X. We have some news about the newest iPhone and other topics for you today!

  • Imagine creating your own 3D renderings of your home or a dream home. It's all possible with Live Home 3D from BeLight Software, this week's AWT sponsor
  • Tim Cook told a Mac mini fan that "we plan for Mac mini to be an important part of our product line," whatever that vague statement means...
  • The CEO of Canadian telecom company Rogers says the company is seeing "anemic appetite" for the iPhone 8 while customers appear to be saving their money for the iPhone X
  • Soon you won't have to sign an electronic or paper receipt for purchases made with Apple Pay on a MasterCard

The text version of the podcast can be read below. To listen to the...

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15:10
CEO Satya Nadella’s Microsoft Presents New...

Microsoft is a smarter, more technical, more customer oriented company company under CEO Satya Nadella, and that poses new challenges for Apple.


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15:07
New Tesla lawsuit accuses company of LGBT...

Tesla has just been hit with its second discrimination lawsuit in as many days. Just yesterday, the company was sued for racial harassment in its factories. A few months back, its diversity panel uncovered a slew of sexism. Now The Guardian reports t...

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14:50
Apple invents a new Six Lens Imaging Camera System...

Looking at different Apple forums on iPhone cameras having problems with photo flaring today, it appears that some have experienced this problem. A number of Apple customers described a blue flare and yellow tint while others experienced the 'green dot' problem. As noted in a photo below from that same Apple forum, a customers states that "Festival of lights in...

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14:45
Why Does Podcasts Suddenly Have iTunes U Stuff?

It might be confusing at first, but the move actually makes a lot of sense and turns iTunes U into a more organized collection of college and university curriculum.


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14:38
Apple Music snags Major Lazer concert documentary...




In March 2016, Barack Obama became the first U.S. President to visit Cuba in 88 years, marking an easing of political tension between the world power and the small island republic. That same month, electronic music group Major Lazer self funded the first major Cuban-American concert in Havana, an event that drew nearly half a million attendees.

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14:35
Review: Kingson DataTraveler Bolt Duo Flash Drive...

Kingston's DataTraveler Bolt Duo is the latest external storage adapter for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users, allowing photos and videos to be offloaded onto double-ended Lightning and USB 3.0 flash drive. Although we saw a handful of flash drives appear when iOS first added support for directly attached external flash drives a couple of years ago, the market quieted down a bit after that. However, despite the availability of higher-capacity iPhones and cloud-based storage, veteran flash memory maker Kingston clearly feels there's still a need to be filled here. Bolt Duo is available in 32 GB ($60), 64 GB ($90), and 128 GB ($120) storage capacities. {/exp:char_limit}
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14:07
Tim Cook: Mac mini will be ‘important part’ of...

Tim Cook:

“Wile it’s not time to share any details, we do plan for Mac mini to be an important part of our product line going forward.”

Well, good.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:01
Wirecutter's best deals: Bose SoundLink Mini II...

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read their continuously updated list...

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13:40
Volkswagen is building an electric supercar to...

Last month, Volkswagen laid out a roadmap for its EV rollout, promising 300 zero-emissions vehicles by 2030. While it's certainly good PR to move the company beyond its lingering diesel scandal, it also follows other automakers that recently committe...

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13:20
'The Daily Show' library of Trump’s tweets...

Back in June, we covered The Daily Show's presidential Twitter library in New York. After all, the frequency at which our Commander in Chief takes to Twitter is surely to become a part of his legacy. The library is now moving to Chicago, and you can...

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13:17
Getting an iPhone X? These Nomad cases are amazing...

One thing that’s been different about the early announcement of the iPhone X almost two months before it actually arrives is that we’ve been able to review some cases well in advance of actually having the phone. Today we’re looking at the Nomad Leather Folio for iPhone X ($49.95), Clear Case for iPhone X ($39.95), Clear Folio for iPhone X($49.95) and Rugged Case for iPhone X ($44.95). 

I’ve used a Rugged Case for iPhone 7 Plus for a while, and it’s really impressive. Nomad uses Horween leather on all of its cases, which is probably some of the best leather made in the world. Even the Clear Case uses a Horween leather accent, giving it a very classy look. The leather tends to age and gain a...

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13:01
Intel and Amazon partner on voice recognition tech

Intel and Amazon are partnering to combine the former's silicon and smarts with the latter's Alexa voice platform. The chipmaker has introduced the Intel Speech Enabling Developer Kit to provide a "complete audio front-end solution for far-field voic...

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12:59
PSA: Donate to Wikipedia today

As a writer, I always need access to current information on a variety of topics. That information comes from a variety of sources, but often I rely on the “mother lode” of info — Wikipedia. Wikipedia is an independent non-profit organization and it doesn’t accept advertising. However, it needs money to survive (don’t we all?) and the parent Wikimedia Foundation is currently running its annual fundraiser to stay independent

Every year I give the Wikimedia Foundation $25 to keep running, and I get a tremendous amount of benefit from that small donation. If you use Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons (freely usable photos and videos), Wiktionary, or any of the other data sources run under the Wikimedia banner, please consider...

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12:53
CEO of Canada's Rogers sees 'anemic'...




The CEO of Canadian communications giant Rogers said that the company is so far seeing "anemic" demand for Apple's iPhone 8, potentially adding to the evidence that global sales are soft.

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12:52
Macworld’s November digital magazine: iOS 11 and...

Every day, Macworld brings you the essential daily news and other info about all things Apple. But staying on top of that torrent of information can be a constant challenge. One solution: the Macworld magazine.

In the November issue

We have the lowdown on Apple’s two big software releases with reviews of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra.  Find out everything you need to know about Face ID on the soon-to-be-realeased iPhone X. We spotlight 10 older (but awesome) iOS games that you can still play on iOS 11. Also, learn how to stop spam emails from reaching your inbox.

Also in this month’s issue:

• MacUser: Everything you need to know about AppleCare+

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12:42
Tunnelblick 3.7.3 - GUI for OpenVPN.

Tunnelblick is a free, open source graphic user interface for OpenVPN on OS X. It provides easy control of OpenVPN client and/or server connections. It comes as a ready-to-use application with all necessary binaries and drivers (including OpenVPN, easy-rsa, and tun/tap drivers). No additional installation is necessary -- just add your configuration and encryption information.

Support is provided by the Tunnelblick Discussion Group.



Version 3.7.3: (Build 4880):

  • Fixes a problem in Sparkle Updater which caused checking for updates to happen too frequently.



  • OS X 10.7.5 or later



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12:39
Marvel and Netflix's 'The Punisher'...

Marvel and its distinguished competitor will go head-to-head this fall. But rather than the brawl playing out at comic book shops, the venues will be your living room and local multiplex. Netflix has revealed that its latest Marvel superhero antihero...

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12:30
Apple Opens ‘New Generation’ Apple Store in Chicago...

The stunning location features 32-foot glass panels, a carbon-fiber roof, and a series of events developed specifically for Chicago.


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12:24
Facebook not launching media and news subscription...




Facebook is on the verge of launching a way to allow companies to sell subscriptions through the social media venue -- but a dispute over Apple's mandated 30 percent of revenue derived through apps distributed on its store appears to have scuttled the launch on the iPhone.

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12:14
Google considers 'fixing' the Pixel 2 XL...

While Google's Pixel 2 XL has generally been well-received, there have been some complaints about its LG-made P-OLED screen. It's supposed to reflect "natural" colors, but many see it as downright dull after years of seeing extra-punchy OLED displays...

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12:06
Ulysses and Chrome updated with Drag and Drop, other...

A month after the public release of iOS 11, apps continue to be updated with support for the new features in Apple’s latest operating system. Today, popular writing app Ulysses and Google Chrome were both updated with support for new iOS 11 functionality…

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12:06
Aevena Aire Cancelled: No Flying Robot for You

If you were excited about the prospect of having your own personal robot flying around your house you’ll have to keep dreaming because the Aevena Aire Kickstarter project has officially shut down.


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12:00
Tim Cook email claims Mac mini 'important part...




In response to an email concerned about the future of the Mac mini, Apple CEO Tim Cook responded that the Mac mini will continue -- but didn't share any specifics about the product's future.

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11:58
Apple's new Michigan Avenue Store Opens...

Patently Apple has been closely following the developments with Apple's new Michigan Avenue store that opens tomorrow with a photo of the new building in the evening, from their patent of the building and the news that a realtor has already purchased the store and accompanying tower before opening day and Apple acknowledging the music culture of Chicago. Today Apple published a number of fantastic photos of the store from a number of angles that are must-sees.

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11:58
Mastercard's Plans to Fully Eliminate Signature...

Mastercard today announced that cardholders will no longer have to provide a signature for any purchases in the United States and Canada after April 2018. The change will apply to both debit and credit cards.

Mastercard said removing the need to sign for card-present transactions will not have any impact on customer security due to modern safeguards.

"Our secure network and state-of-the art systems combined with new digital payment methods that include chip, tokenization, biometrics, and specialized digital platforms use newer and more secure methods to prove identity," said Linda Kirkpatrick, an Executive Vice President at Mastercard.

Mastercard's consumer research unsurprisingly found that a majority of people believe it would be easier to pay, and that checkout lines would move faster, if they didn't need to sign the receipt when making a purchase.

Already,...

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11:53
51 percent of tech experts say fake news can't...

With content peddlers Facebook and Google still struggling to combat fake news, especially during crises like the Las Vegas shooting, the proliferation of such false content might seem like an unstoppable flow. If that's your opinion, you're in the (...

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11:48
Ulysses gets an update to Version 12, adds iOS 11...

Ulysses has been a popular cross-platform text editing app for years, and today the developers announced Ulysses 12, with a majority of new features pointed toward the iOS version of the app.

For all platforms -- Mac, iPhone and iPad -- Ulysses 12 has a new image preview capability. This has been a long-desired feature for Ulysses, and they've added it with some restrictions. First, images that reside in their own paragraph are rendered as black and white thumbnails while those included in text passages show up as the "IMG-bubble" familiar to Ulysses users. 

Image thumbnails. Image via Ulysses

The developers say that they found that the monochrome thumbnails weren't as jarring as color ones, and since the main concept behind Ulysses is to keep you in the text and writing, they decided to avoid clashing with themes and distracting writers. Good enough. 

The rest of...

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11:42
Rumor: Apple supply chain looking to cut iPhone X...




A new report from the Chinese supply chain suggests that Apple has been developing the 2018 model-year iPhones to include many if not all of the iPhone X technologies, in new models said to be codenamed "Lisbon" and "Hangzhou."

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11:30
'Aztez': The bloody indie brawler that...

Imagine: It's 2012 and Matthew Wegner is sitting at his desk in the back of a one-bedroom apartment in Tempe, Arizona, pounding away at a keyboard. It's night, but thick black drapes are pulled over the window; the room is suffused with dim yellow li...

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11:19
ToasterFridges Yay or Nay, Attention to Detail, and...

In episode 16 of Pop.0, Bryan Chaffin and John Kheit discuss the pros and cons of “toasterfridges” in light of advancements from Apple and Microsoft. They also ask whether anyone at Apple is still paying attention to details. Venturing into the pop part of the show, they talk about Orville and Star Trek Discovery. If you enjoy it, please subscribe. (WARNING NSFW: PROFANITY & RANTS)


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11:18
Tim Cook says Apple plans to keep Mac mini in the...

It’s been three years since the last Mac mini hardware refresh so there’s been growing concern from fans of the standalone computer over its fate in the lineup. A new email response apparently from Apple CEO Tim Cook to a customer asking about the Mac mini’s future does little to ease that concern too.

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11:18
Amazon’s largest wind farm yet is up and running in...

Greenpeace slammed Amazon earlier this week for its environmental practices -- namely, the fact that it doesn't disclose much about its energy use or materials. But today, the company announced that its largest wind farm yet is up and running. The Am...

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11:17
Apple and Facebook are at an impasse regarding the...

Apple and Facebook are “butting heads” over the latter’s plan for a new subscription tool in its mobile app, according to recode. The tool will put paywalls around some articles in Facebook’s news feed, and then send users to publishers’ sites to buy subscriptions.

Apple wants to take as much as 30% of any subscription revenue Facebook helps generate, while Facebook wants all of the money to go to publishers, reports recode, quoting unnamed “people familiar with both companies,” adding that the two have been discussing the impasse for months.

Apple takes a cut of up to 30% of subscription revenue from “in app” sales. Facebook’s plan calls for users to sign up for subscriptions outside of its apps, on publishers’ individual web sites, Apple officials consider that an “in-app” purchase, since the impetus for the transaction...

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11:10
Apparently, the battle over a proposed Apple data...

Just when you thought it was over: Two Athenry (Ireland) residents who mounted a legal challenge to plans by Apple to build a data centre outside the town are seeking to appeal last week’s Commercial Court judgment, reports the Galway Advertiser.

Allan Daly and Sinead Fitzpatrick have requested a certificate to appeal the decision. The pair had challenged the grant of planning permission to Apple for an €850 million data centre at woodland in Derrydonnell, arguing that An Bord Pleanala had not carried out a proper environmental impact assessment of Apple’s overall plans before granting permission for the development, which comprises the first of two data centers.

COMPUTER-GENERATED IMAGE OF APPLE’S UPCOMING DATA CENTER IN IRELAND — COURTESY OF ‘BUSINESS WEEK

Last week Apple was finally given permission by Ireland's High...

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10:58
Facebook’s news subscription service will debut on...

Back in June, we learned that Facebook was working on a subscription deal with The Wall Street Journal. Then in July, more news pointed to the social platform launching a news subscription service which would layer a paywall above Instant Articles. N...

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10:56
Sonnet launches Thunderbolt 3 to Dual HDMI 2.0...

Sonnet Technologies has announced the $89.90 Thunderbolt 3 to Dual HDMI 2.0 Adapter (http://tinyurl.com/yc2qecdw). The compact bus-powered device enables users to connect up to two 4K ultra-high-definition (UHD) HDMI monitors with just one Thunderbolt 3 port on a Mac or Windows systems.

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10:53
iOS 11: How to Block In-app Ratings and Reviews...

Are in-app reminders to rate and review apps on your iPhone and iPad annoying you? Here’s how to turn them off in iOS 11.


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10:47
Congress seeks transparent online political spending...

Following revelations that Kremlin-backed online actors bought and ran divisive social media advertising during the 2016 presidential election, three Senators introduced a bipartisan bill aimed at regulating online ad buys. If passed, it would requir...

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10:46
ProVUE Development releases Panorama X database for...

ProVUE Development has released Panorama X, a general purpose database system for Macs. It sports a 64-bit RAM based database engine and universal multi-level Undo.

Panorama X also introduces a new flexible usage based approach to software subscriptions, according to ProVUE Development founder James Rea. He says that notable features include the following:

° The Panorama X data sheet displays rows and columns like a spreadsheet, but has special functions optimized for working with structured database information.

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10:45
macOS: How to Show Full Website Address in Safari

Showing a shortened, or “smart” URL bar is clearly a design choice by Apple, and not a usability choice.


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10:39
Apple CEO Tim Cook: Mac Mini Will Be 'Important...

Apple's Mac mini celebrated its third birthday this week, marking three years since the device was last updated. The lack of attention Apple has given to the Mac mini has left many Mac users wondering about the future of the machine and whether there are updates to come.

MacRumors reader Krar decided to email Apple CEO Tim Cook to get an update on the Mac mini and he received a response. Cook said it was "not time to share any details," but he confirmed that the Mac mini will be an important part of the company's product lineup in the future.

Cook's response echoes a similar statement from Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller, who commented on the Mac mini when Apple's plans for a new Mac Pro were unveiled. "The...

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10:33
Smart lock company August Home purchased by actual...

Smart-lock outfit Yale's parent company is buying August Home, in a move that may consolidate some of the smart lock market. The regulatory bodies involved are expected to approve Sweden-based Assa Abloy's purchase by year's end. "August Home strengt...

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10:28
KRACK Update and China’s Apple Watch LTE Ban – TMO...

Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet for an update on the KRACK Wi-Fi hack, plus they look at China blocking LTE support for the Apple Watch Series 3.


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10:26
Opera 48.0.2685.50 - High-performance Web browser.

Opera is a fast and secure browser trusted by millions of users. With the intuitive interface, Speed Dial and visual bookmarks for organizing favorite sites, news feature with fresh, relevant content, speed-boosting Opera Turbo mode and more handy features, Opera has everything you need to do more on the web. Also, with 1700+ available extensions, you can mix and match additional features to customize the browser the way you want.



Version 48.0.2685.50:

  • DNA-61392 [Win] Misplaced submenus in OMenu and bookmark bar folders
  • DNA-63506 custom_partner_content not downloaded by network installer
  • DNA-63771 [Linux] Black border on sidebar communicator strikes back on intel graphic gpu
  • DNA-64235 [Mac High Sierra] High CPU usage of Browser process
  • DNA-64610 [Win10] Checkboxes are not correctly rendered when elements width and height are different



  • OS X 10.9 or later
  • ...

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10:21
A Hysterical South Korean Tech report is already...

On October 05, 2016 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Southwest Airlines Flight Evacuated due to a Replacement Samsung Note 7 Catching on Fire." It was likely to straw that broke the camel's back that forced Samsung to formalize a full worldwide recall of their Note 7. The South Korean press went ballistic calling the U.S. recall of the Note 7 a protectionist move to protect Apple. Now the Korean tech press is out for blood and want the government to investigate the iPhone 8 battery bloating problem and force a recall.

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10:17
Tor Browser Bundle 7.0.7 - Anonymize Web browsing...

The Tor Browser Bundle is an easy-to-use portable package of Tor, Vidalia, Torbutton, and a Firefox fork preconfigured to work together out of the box. It contains a modified copy of Firefox that aims to resolve the privacy and security issues in mainline version.

Tor was originally designed, implemented, and deployed as a third-generation onion-routing project of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. It was originally developed with the U.S. Navy in mind, for the primary purpose of protecting government communications. Today, it is used every day for a wide variety of purposes by normal people, the military, journalists, law-enforcement officers, activists, and many others.



Version 7.0.7:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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10:07
Apple teases opening of Chicago's Michigan...




Apple on Thursday went on a publicity blitz for its Michigan Avenue store in Chicago, which opens tomorrow at 5 p.m. Central time, showcasing new interior and exterior photos as well as plans for a "Chicago Series" of Today at Apple events.

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10:01
Huawei didn’t need American customers to become a...

On October 16th, Huawei announced its latest smartphone, the Mate 10, alongside a Porsche Design-ed version of the same device. In previous years, the phone might have been seen as little more than a me-too clone of Samsung's Galaxy Note. But these d...

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09:44
Report: Apple blocking Facebook’s Instant Articles...

Facebook is introducing a new way for publishers to monetize content using its Instant Articles format, but the feature won’t be coming to iOS anytime soon according to Recode. That’s because the service will require a paid subscription, and Apple wants its usual cut for revenue generated through the App Store.

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09:43
Opposition to Apple's Irish data center stages...




Two of the Athenry residents who have long opposed Apple's Irish data center are hoping to appeal a Commercial Court decision which otherwise greenlit the $1 billion project, potentially signalling yet more delays.

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09:41
Apple Michigan Avenue opens tomorrow on Chicago’s...

Apple has previewed Apple Michigan Avenue, its newest retail store, creating a new connection between North Michigan Avenue, Pioneer Court and the Chicago River.

Intended as a gathering place for the local community, the store will host year-round Today at Apple programming, building on Chicago’s city-wide initiative to enliven the Riverwalk. To celebrate the opening, Apple Michigan Avenue will host “The Chicago Series,” a month-long set of events that will provide attendees with the tools to pursue their passions, from photography and music to coding and app design.

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09:38
Apple Michigan Avenue opens Friday on Chicago’s...

Apple has previewed Apple Michigan Avenue, its newest retail store, creating a new connection between North Michigan Avenue, Pioneer Court and the Chicago River. 

The store connects the Chicago River with Pioneer Court and Michigan Avenue. -- Photo courtesy of Apple

Intended as a gathering place for the local community, the store will host year-round Today at Apple programming, building on Chicago’s city-wide initiative to enliven the Riverwalk. To celebrate the opening, Apple Michigan Avenue will host “The Chicago Series,” a month-long set of events that will provide attendees with the tools to pursue their passions, from photography and music to coding and app design.

“When Apple opened on North Michigan Avenue in 2003, it was our first flagship store, and now we are back in Chicago opening the first in a new generation of Apple’s most significant worldwide retail locations,” said Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail, in a press release. “...

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09:37
The most ingenious gadgets of 2017

I’m sure we’ll have arguments about this list but I hope we can agree that if the fidget spinner is the “most ingenious gadgets of 2017”, we’re doomed.

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09:37
Jony Ive Says Apple's New Flagship Chicago...

Apple today previewed its new Michigan Avenue store along the Chicago River ahead of its grand opening on Friday.

Apple shared new pictures that provide a look at the store's 32-foot glass facades and 111-by-98 foot carbon-fiber roof. Two staircases lead to the store's lower level, featuring indoor trees and a seating area for Today at Apple sessions.

The flagship store is designed to create a new connection between North Michigan Avenue, Pioneer Court, and the Chicago River.

"Apple Michigan Avenue is about removing boundaries between inside and outside, reviving important urban connections within the city," said Jony Ive, Apple's chief design officer. "It unites a historic city plaza that had been cut off from the water, giving Chicago a dynamic...

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09:32
9to5Toys Lunch Break: $100 iTunes Gift Card for $85...

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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09:27
CIRP: four in 10 Macs are purchased directly from...

New data from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners — as noted by 9to5Mac — shows that four in 10 Macs are purchased directly from Apple at either the company’s online store or one of its many brick-and-mortar retail outlets.

“The entire retail experience and operation was originally designed to educate customers about Mac computers at a time when they needed to compete with Wintel PCs,” says CIRP. “That experience and operation has of course evolved, and yet Apple stores and Apple.com has persisted as the leading seller of Mac computers.

However, it’s a different matter when it comes to iPhones and iPads. CIRP found that about three-quarters of iPhones are bought through carriers, with Apple Stores accounting for just over 10% of sales. When it comes to tablets, Apple is only the second-largest retailer of iPads, totaling some...

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09:23
Echoing Apple's $1B investment in Didi Chuxing...




In a deal that values Lyft at $11 billion, Google's parent company Alphabet has invested $1 billion into the ride sharing service, more than a year after Apple placed its own $1 billion bet on Chinese taxi provider Didi Chuxing.

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09:18
Adobe previews Project SonicScape, an immersive new...

Alongside announcements of new Creative Cloud applications, Lightroom CC, and machine learning features powered by Sensei, Adobe is today previewing an entirely new tool it calls Project SonicScape, shown for the first time at Adobe MAX 2017.

Project SonicScape is an experimental feature that builds on Adobe’s recently expanded support for immersive 360-degree and VR experiences. Adobe Premiere now features real-time VR playback support and VR-enabled motion graphics templates. Project SonicScape goes a step further by allowing you to edit 3D audio in VR through an immersive...

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09:10
Assa Abloy buys out HomeKit-compatible smartlock...




On Thursday, Sweden's Assa Abloy -- one of the world's biggest lock manufacturers, owning several brands including Yale -- announced plans to buy out August Home, best known for its Apple HomeKit-compatible Smart Lock.

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09:05
FotoMagico 5.5 - Powerful slideshow creator with...

FotoMagico lets you create professional slideshows from your photos and music with just a few, simple mouse clicks. It sports a very clean and intuitive yet powerful user interface. High image quality, fast performance, and user flexibility were some of the design goals for this application.

Features

  • Create the most spectacular slideshows
    • Scale, move, rotate, zoom or pan around your images to highlight that part that matters the most.
    • Your slides fit together perfectly with the new, gorgeous transitions.
    • Provide more meaning with subtle titles here and there.
  • Present a breathtaking show
    • Your slideshow uses the best possible resolution of your presentation device.
    • Use large displays, HDTV screens and other high resolution devices.
    • Even on a VGA projector, your photos will look better with FotoMagico.
  • Your audience will want to take it home
    • ...
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09:00
FedEx delivers on modern workplace vision with cloud...

Today’s post was written by Robert Carter, CIO and executive vice president of information services at FedEx.

Strategic technology is part of FedEx’s heritage and its key to our continued innovation in the future. In 1978, our founder and CEO Fred Smith said, “The information about the package is as important as the package itself.” This established a culture where technology functions as the central nervous system behind every single business process at the company. It’s behind every one of the 13 million shipments that we process each day. It supports our more than 400,000 team members working in 220 countries and territories as they connect 99 percent of the global GDP through our transportation, e-commerce, and business services.

This heritage of...

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09:00
∞ Ridiculous tricks you can do with a Slinky!

I loved my Slinky as a kid but even given an unlimited amount of time, I could never pull off the stunts this guy does with his.

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08:57
Dropshare 4 for Mac: $12.99

We have a deal on Dropshare 4 for Mac, a file sharing utility. It’s $12.99 through us, and if you enter coupon code “SOFTWARE20” at checkout, you can get another 20% off.


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08:42
Happy Hour Podcast 143 | Evolving Mac setups,...

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss current Mac setups including the best desktop and notebook Macs for different tasks, the current state of working from an iPad, Touch Bar thoughts after almost one year with the technology, and much more.

9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, StitcherGoogle Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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08:41
Deals: High-end 2017 15" MacBook Pro for $2,879...




Shoppers this week can exclusively save $320 on Apple's current 15" MacBook Pro with 1TB of storage and Radeon 560 graphics. Or snap up a 12" MacBook at $100 to $150 off with prices starting at $1,169. Apple's 2017 21.5" iMac 4K is also $1,199 after a $100 cash discount with no tax outside NY and NJ.

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08:20
Review: August Smart Lock Pro + Connect

August impressed us with last year's second-generation August Smart Lock, a welcome iteration that took the company's very popular 2013 Yves Béhar designed original and added HomeKit support and some nice internal design improvements. Now August is back again with the third-generation of its flagship product, now dubbed the August Smart Lock Pro, which bundles in the August Connect bridge and adds new DoorSense technology, Z-Wave Plus compatibility, and improved power efficiency. The updated Pro is also joined by a new entry-level August Smart Lock ($149) that provides the standard August smart lock features without HomeKit or Z-Wave support, and August is also continuing to sell last year's August Smart Lock with HomeKit for $199 for users who may not need the more advanced features of the new model.{/exp:char_limit}
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08:07
How to teach Siri to pronounce names correctly on...




Some names can be hard for Siri to pronounce, and if you don't correct the matter won't be accurately retrieved by Apple's voice-powered assistant. Here's how to fix them.

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08:03
Apple Store Remains Most Popular Destination to...

Apple Stores continue to be the most popular destination to purchase a new Mac in the United States, according to a recent survey conducted by research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.

Apple's retail locations and online store accounted for roughly 40 percent of Mac sales between October 2016 and September 2017, based on 2,000 survey respondents who purchased a Mac during that period.

When the first Apple Stores opened in 2001, Apple was still known as Apple Computer, and the Mac was its primary product. Nowadays, of course, there is the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and beyond.

"Since Apple designed its stores originally to promote Mac computers, it is not surprising that that they continue to account for roughly 40 percent of Mac sales," said Josh Lowitz, co-founder of Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.

While it's generally unsurprising that Apple is the most popular Mac retailer, given...

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07:45
LEGO Women of NASA Kit Coming on Nov 1

LEGO is celebrating women’s contributions to modern science and space flight with a new set called Women of NASA. The kit was designed by science writer and editor Maia Weinstock, and chosen from LEGO’s Ideas fan-submitted projects. It includes Margaret Hamilton and Apollo Guidance Computer code books, Nancy Grace Roman and the Hubble space telescope, along with Sally Ride and Mae Jemison and the Space Shuttle Challenger. The vital role women play in scientific discovery and space flight is horribly underrepresented so it was awesome seeing this kit get the thumbs up in the Ideas program, and now get an official launch date. Woman of NASA includes 231 pieces and will be available on November 1st for US$24.99.


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07:38
Apple Files a Patent Specifically to Legally Protect...

Patently Apple posted a patent report back on September 29, 2016 titled "Apple Invents a Magnetic Array System Allowing an Apple Pencil to Securely Attach to an iPad +." The patent application covered many applications for the use of electromagnetics. The patent shows Apple is working on a new magnetics system that will allow a future Apple Pencil to attach to the side of an iOS device such an iPhone or iPad. Today the U.S. Patent Office revealed that Apple has revisited this invention solely to protect its tactile feedback system which was first used in the application of the piano in GarageBand.

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07:28
Rumor claims Apple cutting iPhone 8 production...




Apple is allegedly slashing its production orders for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus by roughly 50 percent for November and December, which if true could be the earliest such cut in the iPhone's history.

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07:07
∞ “Maybe it’s a piece of dust”

Over the past few days, there was a wave of discussion, back and forth across the net, about the MacBook Pro keyboard. Head to the main Loop post for all the gory detail. […]

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06:55
Pokémon GO adding Hoenn Region ghost-type monsters...

Pokémon GO is kicking off its second in-game Halloween event with new ghost-type pocket monsters from the Hoenn Region, a special Pikachua with a witch hat, and more rewards and perks.

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06:54
China Shuts Down Apple Watch LTE Support Over...

China shut down LTE support for Apple Watch Series 3, and it’s likely over fears the smartwatch will be used to by other governments to track its citizens.


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06:43
Adobe Audition CC 2018 11.0.0 - Professional post-...

Audition CC 2018 is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $19.99/month (or $9.99/month if you're a previous Audition customer).

Adobe Audition CC 2018 empowers you to create and deliver beautiful audio using more connected tools and dozens of new features, including Sound Remover, which can eliminate unwanted sounds from an entire file just by analyzing a small selection. Adobe Audition CC gives you access to new features as soon as they're released and is integrated with other Adobe video tools for smooth start-to-finish audio and video production. Your entire creative world, together in one place. Only in Creative Cloud.



Version 11.0.0:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.11 or later.

Auto-duck music:

  • While working on a project, automatically generate a volume envelope to duck music...
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06:37
Apple Watch cellular feature cut off in China

Wall Street Journal:

For the first time, the Apple Watch can have an independent cellular connection, allowing people to use it to make voice calls, send and receive text and data even if the watch isn’t wirelessly connected to an iPhone.

But in China, the feature was abruptly cut off for new subscribers, without explanation, after a brief availability with one telecom company.

Industry analysts say the suspension likely stemmed from Chinese government security concerns to do with tracking users of the device, which uses different technology than standard mobile phones.

This is a stunning development. After all the approvals were in place, prototypes no doubt submitted for inspection, deals signed with all players, manufacturing process completed, product packaged and distributed, and cash laid on the table as promised product was delivered and paid for, the rug was pulled out from under.

Here’s hoping this is a temporary setback.

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06:32
Alfred 3.5.1 - Quick launcher for apps and more.

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

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

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

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

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



Version 3.5.1:

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06:31
TSMC forecasts 10% revenue growth in iPhone X...

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) says that it expects its revenues to grow by 10% during October to December, as the iPhone X goes on sale. It follows 28% growth in August in the run-up to the iPhone 8 launch.

TSMC is believed to be the sole supplier of the A11 chip used in this year’s iPhones, just as it was for the iPhone 7, and the company appears confident of fending off future competition from Samsung …

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06:30
Netflix hides their viewing numbers, but Neilson...

John Koblin, New York Times:

In the five years since Netflix started streaming original series like the Emmy-winning “House of Cards” and “Master of None,” the shows have had a question hanging over them: How many people are watching?

Outside of Netflix, nobody knows the answer.

But Neilson (the people who, for decades, have been crunching data to tell us who is watching what) has worked out a scheme to tell us:

Nielsen announced the initiative on Wednesday morning, but it has been collecting Netflix viewership data over the last two months in a kind of test run.

The company said it was able to determine how many viewers were streaming Netflix content through audio recognition software in the 44,000 Nielsen-rated homes across the United States.

Yes. Audio recognition software. They are eavesdropping on Neilson households, obviously with permission, and parsing exactly who is watching Netflix, and exactly when and for how long.

This...

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06:29
RiteAid now accepting Apple Pay

Rite Aid  is now accepting Apple Pay for purchases made online.The company claims to be the first pharmacy retailer to accept Apple's mobile payment system as a form of online payment.

Customers with Apple devices can now shop the nearly 12,000 items available in Rite Aid’s online store and use Apple Pay to pay for their purchase. To use, customers just select the Apple Pay button during checkout and the transaction will be processed in a manner similar to when Apple Pay is used in-store.

Apple Pay is currently available in 15 countries: Australia, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and U.S. 

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06:26
AirRadar 4.0 - $9.95

With AirRadar, scanning for wireless networks is now easier and more personalized! It allows you to scan for open networks and tag them as favourites or filter them out. View detailed network information, graph network signal strength, and automatically join the best open network in range.

Whether you are driving around looking for wireless networks, stuck in traffic, sitting on the beach, or if you are curious how strong your wireless signal is at home, AirRadar provides a more linear approach to network hunting. Setup a scan frequency, and have new open or closed networks have their name spoken, play alerts, or display notifications.

Various other options allow you to customize your network list further, including assigning colors to best open networks and sound cues. Download it today, and take the hardship out of getting an Internet connection at a critical time.



Version 4.0:

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06:21
One simple photo shows why Apple’s iPhone X is so...

Here’s a link to the photo. I actually like the iPhone 8 design, but there’s no denying the extra screen real estate you get with the iPhone X, notch and all.

Read the article for Zach Epstein’s take on the photo.

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06:17
DEVONthink 2.9.16 speeds up synchronization, makes...

DEVONtechnologies has updated all editions of its intelligent information and document manager DEVONthink for Mac with sync enhancements and performance improvements. They’re compatible with macOS 10 and higher.

Version 2.9.16 allows to import multiple databases from a remote location at the same time, cleans up sync locations more aggressively, and makes the synchronization more efficient. Finally the updates bring compatibility fixes for macOS High Sierra. They’re free and recommended for all users.

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06:09
IK Multimedia releases iRig Pre HD

IK Multimedia has released the iRig Pre HD (www.irigpre.com/hd), a high-definition, ultra-compact digital interface for microphones with an onboard Class A studio-quality preamplifier designed for use with the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and PC.

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06:05
LTE Series 3 Apple Watch cut off from networks in...




Purchasers of the Series 3 Apple Watch with LTE in China at present have no wireless network connectivity options, with the lone carrier possibly forced by the government to cease service.

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06:01
SoundShare 3 brings an updated design &...

Following up on its last major release, SoundShare is back with another significant update. SoundShare 3.0 brings an all-new look to the app while introducing a creative new collaborative feature called Party Mode.

SoundShare’s claim to fame is its ability to bridge the gap between multiple music services. In doing so, users can easily share music with friends on other streaming platforms without having to jump through hoops. If a friend of yours has Spotify, and you rely on Apple Music, SoundShare will help find that song on your platform and play it for you. No more manually hunting through any of the platform’s catalogs.

more…

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Treblab RF100 Magnetic HD Noise...

In our iLounge Deal for today, you can pick up the Treblab RF100 Magnetic HD Noise Cancelling Earphones for only $39.99 — that’s 78% off the regular price. These ultra-convenient wireless headphones are packed with advanced components to provide high quality sound and improved Bluetooth technology. Qualcomm’s aptX audio codecs allow for true HD sound, and passive noise cancellation helps you stay focused on the music. Get the Treblab…

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05:55
Can you guess what percentage of Macs, iPads &...

A survey of 2,000 U.S. consumers who bought a major Apple product in the last year shows that almost four in ten Macs sold are purchased directly from Apple, either in a retail store or on apple.com.

The CIRP survey shows that the picture is very different when it comes to iPads and iPhones, however …

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05:50
Apple files for patent for a method of image...

Apple is going all in on augmented reality (AR). The company has filed for a patent (number 20170301141) for a “method of image processing for an augmented reality application.” It involves ARKit, which allows developers to tap into the latest computer vision technologies to build detailed virtual content on top of real-world scenes for interactive gaming, immersive shopping experiences, industrial design and more.

In the patent filing, Apple notes that AR systems and apps present enhanced information of a real environment by providing a visualization of overlaying digital information, particularly computer-generated virtual information, with visual impressions or an image of the real environment. The digital information can be any type of visually perceivable data such as objects, texts, drawings, videos, or any combination thereof. 

The real environment is captured, for example, with a camera held by a user or attached on a device held by a user. The digital...

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05:49
DEVONthink Pro 2.9.16 - Knowledge base, information...

Save 10% with our exclusive coupon code: MACUPDATE10

DEVONthink Pro is your essential assistant for today's world, where almost everything is digital. From shopping receipts to important research papers, your life often fills your hard drive in the form of emails, PDFs, Word documents, multimedia files and more. Questions eventually pop up, like where do you store all of this stuff? How do you organize these very different file types, and even better, how do you find the exact file you're looking for the second you need it? It's almost as if you need a second brain just to keep your digital life straight.

DEVONthink is the solution to the digital age conundrum. It is your second brain, the one and only database for all your digital files, be they PDFs, emails, Word docs or even multimedia files. Boasting a refined artificial...

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05:49
The Pixel 2 XL would be the best phone in the world...

There’s been a ton of controversy over the past few days as Pixel 2 XL reviews come in. Though some reviews are glowing, a number of reviews (here’s one launch point we posted yesterday) are taking the Pixel 2 XL to the woodshed.

Vlad Savov, The Verge:

Look at that New York Times icon in the image above. Stop flinching and really look at it, soak in the kaleidoscope of colors washing over it. Just to make sure we’re all on the same page, I’m seeing a haze of green in the middle of the gothic “T”, which then blooms into a red that eventually transitions into the white that the icon is supposed to be. But the fun isn’t over; when you get up real close, you’ll see the edges of the icon are all fringed by a sort of purply-red and, again, green. The neighboring heart icon, which is also supposed to be white, presents us with a...

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05:43
Nintendo Switch adds ability to move (not copy) save...

If you own a Switch, you’ve no doubt wondered about the lack of save file portability. For example, if my Switch breaks, how do I recover my game progress? If my Switch is stolen, is there a recovery option? Or if I’m visiting a friend with a Switch, is there a way I can play my games on their Switch?

With other systems, I can back up my data and bring it with me. Not so with the Switch.

Until now. Sort of. Read the article. Baby steps.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:40
Apple shares fall due to worries on iPhone 8 sales

Apple’s shares fell 1.5% in premarket trading on Thursday as brokers and traders speculated over poor demand and cuts in production of iPhone 8, ahead of the launch of the iPhone X, reports Reuters.

The article says that indications from supply channels, phone operators and analysts who track the sector have fueled talk of poor sales for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Rosenblatt Securities analyst Jun Zhang said he believed Apple could cut iPhone 8 production and shift capacity toward iPhone X as the premium phone is expected to sell out quickly.

“Our research suggests the production mix was 50/50 between iPhone 8/8 Plus and the iPhone X, but iPhone X allocation could shift...

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05:37
iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Production Will Reportedly Drop...

Apple has reportedly asked its suppliers to reduce iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus production by nearly 50 percent in November and December, according to Reuters, which cited China's Economic Daily News.

The report quotes an unnamed source who claims it is the first time in the iPhone's history that new models face a major cutback so shortly after mass production began. iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus officially went on sale September 22.

Apple shares declined around 1.5 percent in pre-market trading as investors reacted to concerns about low sales of the devices.

Apple hasn't revealed iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus sales numbers. The company will report its fourth quarter earnings results on November 2...

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05:37
macOS: Archiving Messages from Apple Mail (Redux!)

Way back in 2014, Melissa Holt told us about how to export mailboxes to archive them out of Apple Mail, and in this article, she’s going to update us on a few changes in the process (and give us a caveat or two along the way)!


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05:35
ForkLift 3.0.8 Beta - Powerful file manager: FTP,...

ForkLift is a powerful file manager and ferociously fast FTP client clothed in a clean and versatile UI that offers the combination of absolute simplicity and raw power expected from a well-executed Mac software.

ForkLift will connect to any remote server SFTP, FTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, Rackspace CloudFiles, AFP, SMB, and NFS shares on your local network,- pretty much anything you can plug into or hook up to a Mac. ForkLift also carries a complete toolbox for managing your files, including Folder Synchronization, Batch Renaming, Archive handling, Application deleter, editing files over remote connections and many more. All these power features are packaged into a Finder-like, dual-pane interface that delivers superior workflow while remaining absolutely familiar to use, along with Quick Look, Spotlight search and all.

Features

  • Completely rewritten entirely in Swift
  • ForkLift Mini
  • Two-way Sync
  • Preview
  • ...
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05:33
The NAB still wants Apple to enable FM radio...

Last month the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) called for Apple to implement FM radio feature in the iPhone to help save lives. The tech giant said recent iPhones don’t have such a feature, but the NAB is still asking Apple to implement it.

"Broadcasters are providing information on how to evacuate quickly, where flood waters are raging, how to get out of harm’s way if there’s a tornado or a hurricane," Dennis Wharton, a spokesman for the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), told Bloomberg. "The notion that Apple or anyone else would block this type of information is something that we find fairly troubling.”

The NAB has been lobbying the...

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05:23
Once more, the ‘final’ decision on Apple’s Irish...

Planning approval for Apple’s Irish data center has so far taken more than two-and-a-half years. The project has in that time been approved three times. On each of the two latest occasions, it had looked like that was the final approval, but once more it appears that the fat lady hasn’t yet sung …

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05:22
Apple Watch Series 3 Facing LTE Setbacks in China,...

The cellular capabilities of the Apple Watch Series 3 remain unavailable to new carrier plan subscribers in China, after having been "abruptly cut off...without explanation" just one week after the device's launch in September. A new report published today by The Wall Street Journal has looked into the LTE setbacks faced by the Apple Watch in the country, which is predicted to face ongoing issues over the next couple of months.

Originally, Apple Watch Series 3 models on launch were supported by the carrier China Unicom, but on September 28 -- almost one week after the September 22 launch -- Unicom cut off new LTE subscriptions for the device. Those who had signed up for a subscription prior to that date remain unaffected, but now anyone trying to sign up for LTE on their Apple Watch are unable to do so. Unicom said on its website that the feature had been available "on a...

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05:21
WSJ: Apple Watch Series 3 loses cellular service in...

Cellular connectivity for the Apple Watch Series 3 was suddenly cut off for many customers in China, reports The Wall Street Journal.

The feature was available from China Unicom, the Chinese state-owned telecommunications operator, but industry analysts suspect the government cut the connection due to security concerns. 

The Chinese government requires customers register with a carrier under their real names and obtain the SIM card from that carrier.  Apple embeds the small eSIM card into the Watch. As noted by Seeking Alpha, customers can choose freely between carriers, which makes matters more difficult for the government to control and track. 

Customers who bought the Watch between the Sept. 22 launch and the Sept.28 suspension reportedly still have...

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05:17
Apple Patent reveals the use of Millimeter Wave...

In May, Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Seeks License from FCC Covering new Wireless Millimeter Wave Technology Found in a Recent Patent Filing." Since that time several Apple patents covering millimeter wave technology have surfaced and today the U.S. Patent Office published yet another patent from Apple on this technology that is likely to be used with iPhones supporting 5G networks and possibly wireless charging and/or faster charging.

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05:17
Data Rescue 5.0.1 - 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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05:15
Microsoft teases ARM-based notebook battery life,...

microsoft has chosen to tease Apple with the prospect of running its notebooks for literally days at a time on a single battery charge thanks to ARM processors.

Over at the Qualcomm 5G Summit in Hong Kong, Pete Bernard, Principal Group Program Manager for Connectivity Partners at Microsoft, stated that the battery life while using an ARM processor is “beyond our expectations.”

“We set a high bar for [our developers], and we’re now beyond that. It’s the kind of battery life where I use it on a daily basis. I don’t take my charger with me. I may charge it every couple of days or so. It’s that kind of battery life,” claims Bernard. “I would consider it a game-changer in terms of the way people have experienced PCs in the past.”

Microsoft initially announced its ARM-based notebook program in December of 2016 with the aim of providing a full Windows 10 experience on the Snapdragon 835 chipset, as used in Google’s Pixel 2 and the Samsung Galaxy S8 in the United...

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05:00
Apple Pay expands in Spain via CaixaBank, Italy...

Apple Pay has now expanded in Spain.

Customers of the Spanish bank CaixaBank have been informed that the service is already live.

CaixaBank is one of Spain’s largest banks, with more than 6,000 branches serving 13.2 million customers. It’s the third company to offer Apple Pay support for its payment cards, after Santander and American Express.

The bank has apparently beaten is end of 2017 deadline and quietly announced the launch of the service.

Over in Italy, local bank Widiba announced support of Apple Pay on Wednesday. The bank, which was launched in 2014, apparently allows customers to open an account in five minutes via webcam, logon via voice recognition, choose their account number and customise the app.

In Apple’s home market of the USA, cardless cash withdrawals are now available at more than 5,000 Wells Fargo ATMs.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via...

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04:56
China cuts LTE access to Apple Watch Series 3,...

China has abruptly terminated LTE access for the Apple Watch Series 3 without explanation. With all three major carriers in China state-owned, analysts say that the move was likely to have been prompted by government security concerns over the device …

more…

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04:36
Research and Markets: future of mobile gaming is...

The global mobile and wearable gaming market is a lucrative market that is being driven by the availability of a wide range of games, according to Research and Markets (www.researchandmarkets.com), a rising number of smartphone users, and technological advancement and innovation.

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04:30
How to pin a note to the top of your list in macOS...

Have a note that you update often, like a to-do list or shared brainstorm? You can pin it to the top of a list in macOS High Sierra.

  • Launch the Notes app and choose a note.
  • Click on File in the App menu at the upper left of the screen, then choose Pin Note.

The note is always easy to find. It will remain at the top of your list under a section called Pinned Notes, no matter what changes you make to the rest of your notes, or on which device. Pinned notes sync across all of your devices connected with the same iCloud account.

To unpin a note, launch the Notes app and choose a pinned note. Click on File in the App menu, and select Unpin Note.

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

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04:21
iPhone 8 production cut in half, claims supply chain...

A supply-chain source in Taiwan claims that Apple has reduced orders for both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus by around 50% for November and December.

AAPL stock dropped by 1.5% in pre-market trading in response …

more…

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04:00
Able2Extract PDF Converter lets you easily transfer...

By Aaron Lee

If you need to transfer numerical lPDF data into perfectly formatted Excel spreadsheets or editable Word documents, you need Able2Extract PDF Converter 11 from Investintech.com, a PDF solutions provider. 

It's a cross-platform PDF Converter that runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux systems. With Able2Extract, you can:

  • Export or convert PDF data to editable Excel spreadsheets;
  • Get customizable conversion output;
  • Have Scanned PDF to Excel conversions;
  • Convert PDF to Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, AutoCad, and more.

With its PDF conversion technology, Able2Extract can accurately retain the row and column structure of tabular data in PDFs. Both of its automatic and custom conversion options help you quickly unlock, edit, and analyze spreadsheet data.

You can convert PDF to .doc, .docx, .odt, .or .rtf formats. Layout, graphics, formatting, and text are...

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03:54
Yale parent company buys August Home, promises to ‘...

Yale’s parent company has today bought smart home company August Home, and is promising to combine the strengths of the two companies to ‘create the future of smart residential doors.’

August has created a fantastic consumer experience through differentiated features and software. We look forward to the opportunity to draw from the 180 years of cumulative experience of the Yale team plus the technology expertise of the August team to create the future of smart residential doors …

more…

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03:30
Apple is considering the Application of a new...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to displays having a substrate with a visually imperceptible texture that provides tactile sensations varying with an object contacting the surface. Apple is considering applying a new finish on displays for Macs and iDevices that acts as an added protection layer ...

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Oct. 19, 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

AirBeamTV has introduced Mirror for LG TV 1.0. The $4.99 app lets you mirror the screen and sound of your iPhone or iPad to your LG Smart TV without cables or additional hardware. The application works on newer iPhones (from iPhone 6S onwards), any iPad Pro and recent iPads (from the 5th generation onwards) which run iOS 11. On the TV side, the app requires an LG Smart TV from 2012 or newer.

Grange Insurance has launched Grange Mobile. The free app gives customers on-the-go, 24-hour access to the insurance provider.

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03:00
Don't buy an old Roku now

Old Roku players are on sale, but the latest models are well-worth the extra cash.

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00:27
Apple investigating advanced 3D Touch technology...




Apple is continuing work on advanced haptic feedback technologies, with the latest development outlined in a patent application describing methods of dynamically attracting or repelling a cover glass depending on user input.

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00:00
Ultimate Ears brings Amazon Alexa to its speaker...

Available for pre-order today, Ultimate Ears is bringing Amazon’s Alexa to its product roster with a new speaker lineup. Introducing the Blast and Megablast, the portable speakers incorporate Alexa to bring the virtual assistant wherever your music goes. Drawing on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless options, the speakers are set to work in whatever environment music players find themselves in.

more…

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Wednesday October 18

22:43
2018 Nissan Rogue comes with Apple CarPlay standard...




Nissan this week announced pricing for its upcoming Rogue crossover, saying all trim levels will come standard with the NissanConnect infotainment system featuring Apple CarPlay and Google's Android Auto.

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20:59
Dropbox 37.4.29 - Cloud backup and synchronization...

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

Note: You must first sign up to use Dropbox.



Version 37.4.29:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.6 or later



Download Now]]>

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20:59
iClock Pro 3.8 - Customize your menubar clock.

iClock Pro is a menu-bar replacement for Apple's default clock. iClock Pro is an update, total rewrite, and improvement to the popular iClock. Have the day, date, and time in different fonts and colors in the menubar. iClock is also a kind of centrally located time-hub from which many time related functions can be controlled. iClock is an essential time utility for pilots, business people, travelers, and anyone who communicates with people in other time zones.

Features

  • See the day/date/time in the menubar in different fonts/colors/formats; customize it as you wish
  • Gives an easily accessible, at a glance system menu view of times/timezones/dates in as many parts of the world as you want
  • Option click on the time/date in the menubar to see your stock portfolio with updates in near real time
  • Application menu just like there used to be in System 9; on Intel Mac shows you which applications are running in Rosetta
  • ...
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20:59
A Better Finder Attributes 6.06 - Change file...

A Better Finder Attributes is the ultimate file-tweaking tool for OS X. It combines photo-shooting date and file date changing along with a few unique tricks of its own.

  • Change EXIF Timestamps at Will - A Better Finder Attributes 5 allows you to manipulate JPEG, CR2, NEF, ARF CRW and CIFF EXIF timestamps at will by setting them to specific times or batch adjusting them by adding and removing time (useful for correcting the timestamps of images taken with a digital camera with a incorrectly set clock and to compensate for timezone changes).
  • Correct Finder Sorting for JPEG EXIF and RAW Photo - A Better Finder Attributes 5 also allows to synchronize the file creation and modification dates with the shooting dates of JPEG EXIF as well as a wide variety of RAW formats, so that files sort properly in the Finder and other systems.
  • Total File and Folder Creation and Modification Date Control...
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20:59
Chromium 62.0.3202.62 - Fast and stable open-source...

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



Version 62.0.3202.62:

  • High CVE-2017-5124: UXSS with MHTML
  • High CVE-2017-5125: Heap overflow in Skia
  • High CVE-2017-5126: Use after free in PDFium
  • High CVE-2017-5127: Use after free in PDFium
  • High CVE-2017-5128: Heap overflow in WebGL
  • High CVE-2017-5129: Use after free in WebAudio
  • High CVE-2017-5132: Incorrect stack manipulation in WebAssembly
  • High CVE-2017-5130: Heap overflow in libxml2
  • Medium CVE-2017-5131: Out of bounds write in Skia
  • Medium CVE-2017-5133: Out of bounds write in Skia
  • Medium CVE-2017-15386: UI spoofing in Blink
  • Medium CVE-2017-15387: Content security bypass
  • Medium CVE-2017-15388: Out of bounds read in Skia
  • Medium CVE-2017-15389: URL spoofing in OmniBox
  • ...
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20:59
Things 3.2.1 - 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
MacCleanse 6.0.5 - $29.95

MacCleanse is the product of thousands of hours of intense research and development. It meticulously scans all of the nooks and crannies of a computer for unnecessary junk that can take up huge amounts of disk space! Because of this, Apps in MacCleanse are also uninstalled correctly, catching the numerous logs, caches, plugins, and other resources left behind versus simply dragging them to the Trash. Your privacy is protected and computer performance enhanced by MacCleanse as it wipes your web and app histories, and can toggle resource-hungry extensions!



Version 6.0.5:

  • Fixed numerous thread-related stalls and crashes



  • OS X 10.10 or later



Download Now]]>

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20:59
Fantastical 2.4.3 - Create calendar events and...

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

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

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

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



Version 2.4.3:

  • Support for Cardhop, our new app that makes your contacts fun to usei if you have Cardhop installed, viewing a person's contact info from an invitation, birthday, or anniversary in Fantastical will now show the contact in Cardhop
  • Added an option to skip empty days for Day and List views when printing multiple days
  • Fixed a potential...
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20:59
Google Chrome 62.0.3202.62 - Modern and fast Web...

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



Version 62.0.3202.62:

  • High CVE-2017-5124: UXSS with MHTML
  • High CVE-2017-5125: Heap overflow in Skia
  • High CVE-2017-5126: Use after free in PDFium
  • High CVE-2017-5127: Use after free in PDFium
  • High CVE-2017-5128: Heap overflow in WebGL
  • High CVE-2017-5129: Use after free in WebAudio
  • High CVE-2017-5132: Incorrect stack manipulation in WebAssembly
  • High CVE-2017-5130: Heap overflow in libxml2
  • Medium CVE-2017-5131: Out of bounds write in Skia
  • Medium CVE-2017-5133: Out of bounds write in Skia
  • Medium CVE-2017-15386: UI spoofing in...
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20:59
VirtualBox 5.2.0 - x86 virtualization software.

VirtualBox is a family of powerful x86 virtualization products for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

Presently, VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux and Mac hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems including but not limited to Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10), DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux (2.4, 2.6, 3.x and 4.x), Solaris and OpenSolaris, OS/2, and OpenBSD.

VirtualBox is being actively developed with frequent releases and has an ever growing list of features, supported guest operating systems and platforms it runs on. VirtualBox is a community effort backed by a dedicated company: everyone is encouraged to contribute while innotek ensures the...

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20:35
Apple's Ahrendts in Chicago ahead of Michigan...




Apple SVP of Retail Angela Ahrendts was in Chicago this week as her team makes final preparations for the grand opening of the company's latest flagship store, a huge riverside "town square" that will anchor one end of the city's North Michigan Avenue shopping district.

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19:39
macOS Sierra 10.12 Installer Download Still...

During this week’s Mac Geek Gab 679 we discussed how many people have emailed us asking for a macOS Sierra 10.12 installer download link… and no one can seem to find one. Searching the Mac App Store yields nothing and, thus far, there’s no Apple knowledgebase article with a link to it. MGG Listener “Kirk van” came to the rescue with this Mac App Store download link to the macOS Sierra 10.12.6 Installer.


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18:48
Facebook officially rolling out new ‘Explore Feed’...

Facebook today has officially started rolling out a new “Explore Feed” on mobile and desktop. While the company had originally tested the water with a small number of mobile users, it confirmed to TechCrunch that today marks the beginning of an official rollout.

more…

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18:25
Amazon E-Book Buyers Receive Payment From Antitrust...

If you bought a Kindle e-book between April 2010 and May 2012, you might see some Amazon credit coming your way. The company is reportedly distributing funds from an antitrust lawsuit that it levied at Apple in 2013. From a report: Amazon has set up a website listing the available credits, and it has begun sending out emails this morning to U.S. customers who are eligible for a refund. Apple and a handful of book publishers, including Penguin, HarperCollins, Machete Book Group and Macmillan, were found guilty of conspiring to inflate the prices of e-books in order to weaken Amazon's grip on the market. While the book publishers settled out of court, Apple decided to fight the lawsuit and appealed several times. Eventually, it was ordered to pay a total of $450 million in the protracted antitrust case.

Several refunds have already been distributed because of the lawsuit. In fact, the bulk of credits were sent out in 2014 and 2016. The round of credits being sent out today...

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18:15
NAB calls for activation of iPhone FM radio feature...




Less than a month after U.S. Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai called on Apple to activate FM radio functionality in its iPhone devices, the National Association of Broadcasters on Wednesday issued a similar call to action, saying the company could easily integrate such features if it so desired.

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18:10
iClock Pro 3.8 - Customize your menubar clock.

iClock Pro is a menu-bar replacement for Apple's default clock. iClock Pro is an update, total rewrite, and improvement to the popular iClock. Have the day, date, and time in different fonts and colors in the menubar. iClock is also a kind of centrally located time-hub from which many time related functions can be controlled. iClock is an essential time utility for pilots, business people, travelers, and anyone who communicates with people in other time zones.

Features

  • See the day/date/time in the menubar in different fonts/colors/formats; customize it as you wish
  • Gives an easily accessible, at a glance system menu view of times/timezones/dates in as many parts of the world as you want
  • Option click on the time/date in the menubar to see your stock portfolio with updates in near real time
  • Application menu just like there used to be in System 9; on Intel Mac shows you which applications are running in Rosetta
  • ...
| Read more »
17:54
Nintendo Switch update adds video capture and...

Nintendo's convertible Switch console has a new software update available, and owners will likely want to grab version 4.0.0 of its OS right away. Finally, Switch owners can transfer their saved games and user profiles to another system and in "selec...

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16:51
‘Lawbreakers’ adds new content despite few players

Despite a player count that's bottomed out at ten people in the last week, Lawbreakers is forging ahead with a content release that includes two new maps and the launch of competitive mode, Boss League. The number of players has been reliably under a...

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16:35
Switching from iOS to Android, Face ID security, the...

The news is slow in Apple Land this week, so episode 578 of the Macworld Podcast is a bit of a smorgasbord of topics. Macworld’s Leah Yamshon, Michael Simon, and Dan Masaoka talk about their experiences of switching from iPhones to Android phones… and why they switched back (or are still on the fence!). The KRACK Wi-Fi exploit is still a big problem, but luckily Apple is working on it—we explain why it’s important and what you can do. And Cynthia Hogan, Apple’s vice president of public policy for the Americas, addressed some privacy concerns surrounding Face ID (spoiler alert: it’s pretty secure).

Bonus topics: The plausibility of a “foldable” iPhone, and TechHive’s review of the Sonos One smart speaker. 

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

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16:30
Bento Stack aims to make it easier to organize...

When it comes to Apple products, there are often quite a few accessories that you need to bring when you take your setup mobile. From chargers to headphones to dongles, the accessories can quickly turn an otherwise organized bag into a cluttered mess. That’s where Bento Stack comes in, a new stacking case with compartments for all of your Apple accessories…

more…

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16:06
Snapchat's dumb dancing hotdog is now an $80...

As of today, Snapchat sells three physical products: Spectacles, a charging case for the Spectacles, and a Halloween costume based on its dancing hotdog filter. The company confirmed to Engadget that, yes, it IS officially hawking the getup. So if yo...

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15:50
Society and iPhone Addiction, Apple and GE, iPhone X...

Bryan Chaffin is joined by special guest Jeff Butts to go deep on societal implications of iPhone and smartphone addiction. They also talk about the big announcement from Apple and GE for Industrial IoT devices, as well as the new paradigms in Apple’s iPhone X.


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15:35
GM may bring its self-driving Cruise program to Uber

Remember how GM's autonomous vehicles division Cruise was planning to work with Lyft? The two companies hoped to put 300 more self-driving Chevy Bolts on the road next year. The fleet was supposed to start testing within the next year, and GM was alr...

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15:29
∞ Eric Clapton: “Wonderful Tonight”

People often ask me why I love Eric’s guitar playing so much—this song sums it up. Clapton doesn’t need to play 100 notes a second to make you appreciate his playing. The opening riff is so heartfelt and meaningful, it makes you listen.

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15:12
CNN gets the first FAA waiver to fly drones over...

The FAA finally passed a set of rules for commercial drone aviators back in August 2016, which included a formal restriction from flying over crowds of people. Given how valuable aerial footage from UAVs is, that's been a difficult regulation for new...

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14:33
Sony to publish indie games on Nintendo Switch and PC

The console wars are not over, but there are some signs that collaboration may yet win out. While Sony continues to opt out of the "Better Together" Minecraft initiative to bring cross-platform play to all platforms, it looks to be making games for n...

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14:17
National Association of Broadcasters Again Urges...

Following Apple's clarification that iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 models do not have FM radio chips or antennas designed to support FM signals, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has expressed some doubt about Apple's statement and has called on the company to add FM functionality to its future iPhones.

In a blog post, the NAB points to a series of iPhone 8 teardowns that indicate the iPhone 8 uses a Broadcom chip with an integrated FM radio core as evidence that Apple's devices already have some of the hardware required for FM radio support.

According to Apple, the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 8 do not currently have FM radio chips or antennas to support FM signals, and it is not clear how simple it would be for the company to add these features to future devices. From a...

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14:14
There’s now a song about the sticky MacBook keyboard...

Jonathan Mann of ‘Song a Day’ fame has a new hit on his hands. “I Am Pressing The Spacebar and Nothing Is Happening” is his latest jingle, and it’s a brilliant tune about keys on the MacBook keyboard having a tendency to get stuck when exposed to debris or crumbs or, well, in some cases, air.

more…

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14:13
Toyota applies long range fuel cell tech to its...

Toyota's next concept car, which it's debuting at the Tokyo Motor Show next week, isn't yet another electric vehicle. The 'Fine-Comfort Ride' runs on hydrogen fuel cells (remember those?) with an intended range of 1,000 km (620 miles) per charge, and...

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14:01
AWT News Update: October 18, 2017

Hump Day! And it's a slow news day as well. That didn't keep us from getting three stories put together for the Apple World Today News Update podcast:

  • We ❤️ Live Home 3D from BeLight Software, our sponsor for this week. Be sure to give it a free trial and see how easy it is to design and envision your own home or interior.
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13:52
Facebook's discovery-minded Explore Feed comes...

For a while, Facebook has offered an Explore Feed on mobile devices to help you discover stories beyond the friends and pages you already follow. Now, it's ready to bring that experience to your PC: Facebook has confirmed that it's officially rollin...

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13:32
PlayStation's latest gamepad is made especially...

PlayStation's next step toward console-gaming domination is getting its gamepads in smaller hands. To do that, it has partnered with vaunted accessory-maker Hori on the Mini Wired Gamepad for the PlayStation 4. Sony says that the controller is 40 per...

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13:28
Analyst: Apple Watch Series 3 could be a ‘game...

Apple last month debuted the Apple Watch Series 3, bringing support for cellular connectivity to its wearable for the first time. Despite early reviews that highlighted some since-fixed connectivity issues, a new analyst note from GBH Insights says the Apple Watch Series 3 is a hit among consumers thus far…

more…

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13:27
Adobe remakes Lightroom CC as a hybrid app and 1TB...

As usual for anything Adobe related, this will cause a lot of consternation among its users and customers. Personally, I will hold off “updating” for as long as possible.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:15
Review: Logitech CRAFT Keyboard is Great but Also...

The recently released Logitech CRAFT keyboard for PCs and Macs has more than the usual features for a keyboard, and most are good.


| Read more »
13:06
VirtualBox 5.2.0 - x86 virtualization software.

VirtualBox is a family of powerful x86 virtualization products for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

Presently, VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux and Mac hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems including but not limited to Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10), DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux (2.4, 2.6, 3.x and 4.x), Solaris and OpenSolaris, OS/2, and OpenBSD.

VirtualBox is being actively developed with frequent releases and has an ever growing list of features, supported guest operating systems and platforms it runs on. VirtualBox is a community effort backed by a dedicated company: everyone is encouraged to contribute while innotek ensures the...

| Read more »
13:05
NAB still believes iPhones should work with FM radio...

Both the NAB and FCC have been pushing Apple on making the iPhone work with FM radio during natural disasters and emergencies, although Apple says it’s not even possible with newer iPhones. The NAB isn’t backing down from its position, however, and it’s using the now discontinued iPod nano (and Tim Cook’s hometown) to bolster its argument.

more…

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13:05
Los Angeles police will test drones despite privacy...

American police have certainly used drones before, but not on this scale. The Los Angeles Police Commission has voted in favor of letting the LAPD fly drones in a year-long pilot program, making it the largest US police department to ever rely on the...

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12:47
Adobe Photoshop adds support for Microsoft's...

As part of its Creative Cloud 2018 rollout, Adobe has revealed that Microsoft's Surface Dial, seemingly made for Photoshop CC, is finally supported by the app. Adobe notes that for now, it's shipping as a "tech preview," meaning you'll have to first...

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12:39
iOS 11: How to Turn On iOS Automatic Reader Mode in...

But did you know you can do the same thing on iOS? It’s not immediately clear how to do it, as it’s hidden behind the UI.


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12:34
Baidu wants to launch a self-driving bus in China...

Baidu, China's search giant, is planning to release a fully self-driving bus in China next year, said CEO Robin Li in an interview at Wall Street Journal's D.Live conference. The bus will run on a designated route and Baidu is working with a Chinese...

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12:30
Cardhop Puts Contacts Front and Center

Contact management is boring, and Apple’s Contacts app is terrible. That’s why the new Cardhop app from Flexibits might catch your fancy — it’s easily accessed, attractive, and quick to use via its natural language parser.

 

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12:23
Apple Pay may be coming to Poland and the...




Apple may be preparing a large European expansion for Apple Pay later this year, as new rumors point to Poland and the Netherlands joining a list of rollouts.

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12:20
Tesla faces lawsuit for racial harassment in its...

A new lawsuit brought by three former Tesla employees alleges that they were subject to constant racial discrimination and harassment in the electric car company's factories. The case, first reported by the Mercury News, was filed yesterday in the Al...

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12:04
Google reportedly serves fake ads to fact-checking...

It's not just Facebook that has a fake news advertising problem. Google also found evidence of Russian influence in the most recent US presidential election, and reportedly set up anti-Muslim ads (which it subsequently shut down). Now, according to a...

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12:02
Manage Your Email and Internet Accounts in iOS 11

It isn’t uncommon for Cupertino to shuffle things around in newer versions of iOS, but this is a pretty huge change that you should know about.


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11:56
Gravitational waves just led us to the incredible...

This is such a cool, amazing discovery. We’ve always known everything was created from stars but the knowledge your gold jewelry was probably created in the aftermath of a kilonova is mindboggling.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:48
Adobe MAX 2017: New Sensei machine learning features...

During Adobe’s opening keynote in Las Vegas at Adobe MAX 2017, the company previewed prototype versions of Photoshop and XD, featuring all new technologies powered by Adobe Sensei, the machine learning platform first launched by Adobe at MAX 2016.

more…

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11:48
Samsung's 360 Round camera livestreams 3D VR

Samsung already has a virtual reality camera in the form of the Gear 360, but it's not really for pros -- it's for everyday users who want to record a 360-degree video on the street. What if you're a pro, or a well-heeled enthusiast? Samsung has yo...

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11:46
Samsung Announces 'Bixby 2.0' Designed for...

Samsung today announced the second-generation version of its Bixby voice assistant, seven months after Bixby was first unveiled ahead of the launch of the Galaxy S8.

According to Samsung, Bixby 2.0 is a "fundamental leap forward for digital assistants" and a "bold reinvention of the platform," designed with the aim of making Bixby available on "any and all devices."

Bixby 2.0 will be available on smartphones, TVs, refrigerators, home speakers, and other connected technology products. Bixby 2.0 will be "open," allowing developers to choose how users interact with Bixby in their services.

Samsung says Bixby 2.0 features enhanced natural language capabilities to support more natural commands and complex processing, so it can "really get to know and understand" who you are and who...

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11:42
Dropbox 37.4.29 - Cloud backup and synchronization...

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

Note: You must first sign up to use Dropbox.



Version 37.4.29:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.6 or later



Download Now]]>

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11:39
Changing Which Card Apple Watch Uses for Apple Pay

Even though it’s much easier and more intuitive, after demonstrating how to switch Apple Pay cards on the iPhone, Jeff Butts realized it might be a good idea to show folks how to do the same thing on the Apple Watch.


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11:27
This AI-Powered App Can Hide Porn on Your iPhone

Photos on your device are never sent to Nude’s servers. If you choose, it stores the photo inside of a private vault, stored locally and encrypted.


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11:27
Bixby 2.0 and Project Ambience push Samsung's...

To compete with the likes of Google Assistant and Amazon's Alexa, Samsung has to get its own version of a smart voice-powered assistant, Bixby, to as many devices as possible. It also needs to make Bixby work as well as its competitors, something Sam...

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11:27
Nielsen is tracking streaming services like it does...

To address the new normal of cord cutting, Nielsen is going to start tracking subscription-based streaming numbers in a big way. The idea is to measure streaming services in the same way that the outfit has tracked broadcast TV for decades: with demo...

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11:19
Hands-on: Landing Zone's Docking Station grants...




Landing Zone's new USB 3.1 type-C Docking Station for the 13- or 15-inch 2016 or 2017 MacBook Pro doesn't cut corners and gives multiple USB ports and a SD card reader back to the user.

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11:14
Apple Publishes another Issue in their Machine...

A year ago Google's CEO Sundar Pichai introduced the Google Manifesto wherein they noted that tech world was shifting from a Mobile First and an AI First market. In so many words try to convey that Apple brought the world the mobile revolution and it would be Google bringing on the next revolution where AI was the leading force behind future services and products. The PR war for the leadership of the next revolution based on AI has begun and a part of Apple's PR drive is to publish an ongoing Machine Learning Journal. Their first October issue has been published and our report provides you with an overview of the journal thus far.

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11:12
The robots that will sweep Earth's skies

After six years in space, China's first orbital station, the Tiangong-1 (aka the "Heavenly Palace") has finally outlived its operational limits and begun its descent to Earth. It's expected to re-enter the atmosphere in a few months, whereupon a majo...

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11:00
Google Chrome 62.0.3202.62 - Modern and fast Web...

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



Version 62.0.3202.62:

  • High CVE-2017-5124: UXSS with MHTML
  • High CVE-2017-5125: Heap overflow in Skia
  • High CVE-2017-5126: Use after free in PDFium
  • High CVE-2017-5127: Use after free in PDFium
  • High CVE-2017-5128: Heap overflow in WebGL
  • High CVE-2017-5129: Use after free in WebAudio
  • High CVE-2017-5132: Incorrect stack manipulation in WebAssembly
  • High CVE-2017-5130: Heap overflow in libxml2
  • Medium CVE-2017-5131: Out of bounds write in Skia
  • Medium CVE-2017-5133: Out of bounds write in Skia
  • Medium CVE-2017-15386: UI spoofing in...
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10:58
Chromium 62.0.3202.62 - Fast and stable open-source...

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



Version 62.0.3202.62:

  • High CVE-2017-5124: UXSS with MHTML
  • High CVE-2017-5125: Heap overflow in Skia
  • High CVE-2017-5126: Use after free in PDFium
  • High CVE-2017-5127: Use after free in PDFium
  • High CVE-2017-5128: Heap overflow in WebGL
  • High CVE-2017-5129: Use after free in WebAudio
  • High CVE-2017-5132: Incorrect stack manipulation in WebAssembly
  • High CVE-2017-5130: Heap overflow in libxml2
  • Medium CVE-2017-5131: Out of bounds write in Skia
  • Medium CVE-2017-5133: Out of bounds write in Skia
  • Medium CVE-2017-15386: UI spoofing in Blink
  • Medium CVE-2017-15387: Content security bypass
  • Medium CVE-2017-15388: Out of bounds read in Skia
  • Medium CVE-2017-15389: URL spoofing in OmniBox
  • ...
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10:50
Samsung leapfrogs Intel again with 8-nanometer chips

Samsung has qualified its 8-nanometer chip-making process for production three months ahead of schedule. It's the same "low power plus" (LPP) process used for its current 10-nanometer silicon, not the next-gen extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography fo...

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10:33
How to sync music and playlists to Apple Watch with...




If you exercise with an Apple Watch, you'll want to load some music onto it. Thankfully with watchOS 4, Apple now lets you load multiple playlists and albums onto the wrist-worn device. AppleInsider explains how to do it.

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10:31
'Small number' of Russian Facebook...

According to David Marcus, Facebook's VP of Messaging Products, a "small number" of the 470 Russia-linked accounts that attempted to influence last year's US elections also used Messenger. He said so in an interview at Wall Street Journal's D.Live co...

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10:26
iOS 11: How to See Your Purchased Apps List in The...

In your purchased apps list, you can swipe right on each app to hide it from the list, or re-download it.


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10:20
Latest Apple machine learning research paper...




Apple's latest contribution to its machine learning blog is a dive into how the software behind the "Hey Siri" command works, and how the company uses a neural network to convert the acoustic pattern of a voice to filter it out from the background.

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10:18
Motorola's newest mod puts an Alexa speaker on...

Ever wanted to have an Amazon Echo speaker with you wherever you are, rather than relying on your phone's built-in voice assistant? Motorola is betting you do. As promised, it's releasing an Alexa-powered Moto Mod (the Moto Smart Speaker with Amazo...

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10:13
Amazon Sending New Round of Credits to E-Book Buyers...

Customers who purchased a Kindle e-book between April 1, 2010 and May 21, 2012 may be receiving a credit from Amazon this morning as the retailer continues distributing funds from an antitrust lawsuit levied against Apple back in 2013 by the United States Justice Department.

Emails were sent out to eligible customers in the United States this morning, and Amazon has also set up a website that will list available credits for those who are eligible for a refund.

Apple, along with five other publishers including HarperCollins, Simon and Schuster, Hachette Book Group, Macmillan, and Penguin, was found guilty of conspiring to inflate the prices of e-books to weaken Amazon's dominant position in the market. While the five publishers settled, Apple held out and appealed several...

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We've made it, folks. Another weekend is upon us. It's time to sit back and relax with the best new releases of the week. Puzzles, strategy RPGs, and arcade games abound this week. There's a lot of quality stuff to unpack this week, so let's hop... | Read more »
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Halcyon 6 is a well-loved indie RPG with stellar tactical combat and some pretty good writing, too. It's now landed on the App Store, so mobile fans, if you're itching for a good intergalactic adventure, here's your game. Being a strategy RPG, the... | Read more »
Game of Thrones: Conquest guide - how to...
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Legacy of Discord celebrates its 1 year...
It’s been a thrilling first year for fans of Legacy of Discord, the stunning PvP dungeon-crawling ARPG from YOOZOO Games, and now it’s time to celebrate the game’s first anniversary. The developers are amping up the festivities with some exciting... | Read more »
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Experience a full 3D fantasy MMORPG, as...
Those hoping to sink their teeth into a meaty hack and slash RPG that encourages you to fight with others might want to check out EZFun’s new Eternity Guardians. Available to download for iOS and Android, Eternity Guardians is an MMORPG that lets... | Read more »
Warhammer Quest 2 (Games)
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