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15:46
VW's wants its next EV to go 300 miles on a 15-...

In the wake of its emissions scandal and lawsuit with US authorities, German automaker Volkswagen has been pushing its electric concept vehicles and rushing its 84-mile-per-battery E-Golf into the consumer market. But for range and convenience rivali...

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15:40
Spotify Is Burying Tracks From Musicians Who Give...

The music-streaming market is very competitive these days, especially since Apple released Apple Music last year. In retaliation for musicians giving Apple exclusive access to their new music, Spotify has reportedly been making their songs harder to find on its service. Bloomberg reports: "Artists who have given Apple exclusive access to new music have been told they won't be able to get their tracks on featuring playlists once the songs become available on Spotify, said the people [familiar with the strategy], who declined to be identified discussing the steps. Those artists have also found their songs buried in the search rankings of Spotify, the world's largest music-streaming service, the people said. Spotify said it doesn't alter search rankings. Spotify has been using such practices for about a year, one of the people said, though others said the efforts have escalated over the past few months. Artists who have given exclusives to Tidal, the streaming service run by Jay Z,...

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15:30
AWT News Update: August 26, 2016

Fox Sports GO app for Apple TV

Slow new Friday brings us rumors of:

  • Alleged supply issues for "iPhone 7" components may hinder mass shipments of the as-yet unannounced phone
  • Intel may be grabbing a chunk of Apple's A-series chip manufacturing by 2018
  • And this isn't a rumor; a new Fox Sports app for Apple TV provides viewers with up to four games on the screen simultaneously

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Hi, this is Steve Sande for Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for August 26, 2016. Here is a short overview of several of today’s Apple news highlights.

Since it’s Friday, we’ll toss some rumors into the mix to make...

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15:29
∞ iOS 10 beta 8, tvOS 10 beta 7 released

Apple is releasing beta updates fast and furious these days, which is very good. If you have the previous beta installed you can go to General > Settings > Software Update and install it from there.

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15:24
Lady Gaga album may be first exclusivity loss for...

Interscope Records, which was co-founded by current Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine in 1989, is one of the many labels owned by Universal Media Group. Apple’s rumored exclusivity loss of Lady Gaga’s new album appears to be the first ripple generated by UMG’s CEO Lucian Grainge decreeing earlier in the week that the company would no longer support exclusive music streaming on any service.

I’ll be honest with you, I’ll be glad if the exclusives stop. I want Apple to build a service that is second to none. Build an Apple app the way we know they can. Building a service on exclusives is a numbers game to boost subscriptions—as soon as the exclusive is over people will go to the service that’s the best. Apple is arguably not that service for many people right now. They need to change that quickly.

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15:21
Tech giants pledge to close the gender pay gap

To celebrate Women's Equality Day, President Obama has announced a group of 29 major US employers who have signed the White House Equal Pay Pledge and promised to help close the gender pay gap. On the list are 10 top tech giants including Apple, Face...

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15:19
U Kentucky is suing its own student newspaper

Earlier this month, the university announced it would sue the Kernel over requests for documents involving the investigation of James Harwood, an associate professor of entomology accused of sexual assault and harassment in an investigation spanning seven months, after three years’ worth of allegations, according to the Kernel.

Respect to the student newspaper.

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15:15
Spotify penalizing musicians with Apple Music...

Spotify has been retaliating against musicians who introduce new material exclusively on rival Apple Music by making their songs harder to find, according to people familiar with the strategy. Artists who have given Apple exclusive access to new music have been told they won’t be able to get their tracks on featured playlists once the songs become available on Spotify, said the people, who declined to be identified discussing the steps. Those artists have also found their songs buried in the search rankings of Spotify, the world’s largest music-streaming service, the people said. Spotify said it doesn’t alter search rankings.

I hate that musicians are the ones caught in the middle of this Apple, Spotify fight, but you had to see something was going to happen. Apple is targeting Spotify, and they are fighting back.

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14:56
Broadcast your Blizzard games right now via Facebook...

As originally announced in June, game developer Blizzard Entertainment and social media powerhouse Facebook have agreed to a deal that enables FB users to stream their Blizzard gameplay over Facebook Live. And, starting Friday (hey, that's today!), u...

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14:50
Apple CEO Tim Cook sells $36M in Apple stock after...

After receiving a sizable bonus of vested restricted stock units for five years of success as Apple's CEO, Tim Cook on Wednesday cashed in nearly a third of his existing stock cache for a $35.8 million payday.

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14:45
The Public Access Weekly: Everyday robots

Tomorrow is International Cosplay Day, so a quick shout-out to all you creative folks out there who spend so much time stitching together costumes to bring fantasy to life: Y'all are rad! It is very cool to see the myriad ways in which people bring...

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14:31
Untangling the NSA's latest alleged...

Last week, security researcher Mikko Hypponen found a notice on Github from an entity called Shadow Brokers, a reference to master of the galactic black market for information in the game Mass Effect. The notice was for an auction of exploits from th...

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14:05
Apple Speeds iOS Patch to Bring Down Pegasus


Apple on Thursday issued a patch that addresses three recently discovered critical iOS zero-day vulnerabilities, and advised users to update their systems immediately. State-sponsored actors exploited the flaws to target United Arab Emirates human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor, and a Mexican journalist who reported on government corruption. Researchers at the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab and security firm Lookout discovered the vulnerabilities, which they dubbed "Trident," after investigating suspicious text messages sent to Mansoor.

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14:05
Twitter will soon let you use keyword filters to...

Online harassment on Twitter has gotten so bad that some users opt to never read their mentions, while others are driven to log off the platform forever.

Now, Twitter is addressing the problem with a new anti-harassment tool, according to Bloomberg. Twitter is developing a feature that would allow users to filter out certain keywords from their timeline and mentions. This anti-harassment feature, which has been in the works for about a year, will give users the power to block certain offensive words and slurs.

This new tool is Twitter’s latest attempt to curb online harassment on its platform. Previously, Twitter made it easier for people to report a string of offensive Tweets, but this feature is the most control the company has ever given its users in the fight against harassment. In addition, the tool could expand to become a general...

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14:01
Baidu's all-electric self-driving car is a...

Baidu's plan to make self-driving cars a consumer reality by 2018 just changed gears, so to speak. According to Business Insider, the company has swapped out its modified BMW 3-series test vehicles for an all-electric car designed for the Chinese mar...

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13:45
Review: DODOcase Leather iPhone Card Case

Card cases that turn your iPhone into a wallet capable of carrying a driver's license and a couple of credit cards are nothing new, but it's always newsworthy when a noted accessory manufacturer comes out with one. In this case, the accessory manufacturer is DODOcase, the San Francisco-based maker of an huge array of iPhone and iPad cases that utilize the company's expertise in bookbinding techniques. 

That's where the new DODOcase Leather iPhone Card Case ($34.99 for iPhone 5/5s/SE/6/6s, $39.99 for iPhone 6/6s Plus) is a bit different from the rest of the DODOcase line. Rather than being a showcase of the bookbinder's skill like most of the DODOcase products (the new Customizer being the perfect example of this), the Leather iPhone Card Case uses a rather generic...

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13:42
Facebook is ditching human editors from its trending...

Facebook made the news a few months ago after claims surfaced via Gizmodo that the social network was keeping certain conservative news content from hitting the site's Trending Topics section.

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13:38
Spotify allegedly retaliating against Apple Music...

While Apple is buying exclusives to keep music off rival streaming services, its main competitor -- Spotify -- is reportedly firing back by "burying" content from artists who sign those deals.

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13:31
Spotify reportedly punishing artists who have...

Artists who make exclusive deals for Apple Music (even limited time ones) are supposedly being made harder to find on Spotify's platform and are less likely to be included in featured playlists once they become available after the Apple Music exclusivity ends.

The practice has reportedly been ongoing for around a year with tracks by Tidal-exclusive artists seeing similar unfavorable consideration. Competition is ramping up between the services. Spotify claims to have 30 million subscribers, and Apple Music claims to have 15 million users.

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13:20
Ford's app lets you find and pay for garage...

Ford is making some canny moves to get its brand in front of the public, even for folks who don't own one of its cars. Its latest update to the FordPass app lets your reserve a parking spot in garages at over 160 US cities. You just enter a destinati...

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13:00
Nintendo opines on where it went wrong with the Wii U

Nintendo wants to make sure it "does better" next time when it comes to launching its NX platform. Judging by a recent interview of Nintendo of America head Reggie Fils-Aime in market mag AListDaily, the company thinks it has learned its lesson from...

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12:49
Finding Your Way Back to Web Pages in Safari

Since Safari’s introduction in 2003, Apple’s default Web browser has added ever more features to help you find your way back to interesting or useful Web sites or pages — so many, in fact, that you need help finding your way among them.

 

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12:40
Rumored iPhone 7 feature would bring tap-to-pay to...

Every day, multiple times a day, I have to swipe a paper Metrocard to get on the New York City subway. Each time I swipe—and occasionally when I don’t nail the swipe and get the dreaded “please swipe again” error message—I curse everyone involved for not making the process more technologically advanced.

Apple is reportedly working on a way to let you pay for mass transit with your iPhone, sort of like Apple Pay for the subway. Of course, it’s not starting in New York—the city first has to adopt Near Field Communication technology in its transit payment terminals, which reportedly isn’t happening until 2018. According to Bloomberg, Apple may build a FeliCa chip into Japanese iPhones so users can simply wave their phones in front of a payment terminal to access public transit. The transaction speed is key here, because transit cards need to work...

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12:35
Soundjump Bluetooth Speaker Has Built-In Portable...

Check out the Soundjump Bluetooth Speaker , a portable speaker that can serve double duty as a portable battery for your mobile devices. As a speaker, this device has dual custom 45mm drivers and a machined aluminum body. Its rechargeable battery has a capacity of 6,000mAh, plus you can pull it out and use it to recharge your mobile devices. You can get the Soundjump Bluetooth Speaker for $104.99 through our deal.


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12:35
Snapchat is rolling out behavioral targeting later...

Snapchat is bringing behavioral targeting, or advertisement based on data gathered from user activity, to the app in the near future.

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12:26
News: Spotify penalizing artists who release Apple...

Spotify has been penalizing artists who release exclusive content on Apple Music, Bloomberg reports. According to inside sources, musicians who release new material exclusively on Apple Music have been told that their tracks will not be included on featured playlists, and are finding their songs buried in Spotify search results. The practice of doing this has apparently been ongoing for about a year, but some sources suggest that Spotify’s efforts…

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12:21
How to Opt Out of WhatsApp’s Facebook Data Sharing

WhatsApp changed its privacy policy so it can share information with Facebook. The idea is that by sharing some information about you, Facebook can display more relevant ads. If that doesn’t sound like anything you’re interested in, don’t dispair because WhatsApp lets you opt out. Read on to learn how.


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12:15
Level is a pair of glasses that doubles as an...

Last year, VSP, the nation's largest vision care provider, unveiled what it thinks is the eyewear of the future. It's called Project Genesis and it comes from The Shop, a thinktank innovation lab within VSP. Project Genesis is essentially a pair of g...

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12:02
Report: Spotify punishing artists that take Apple...

Following reports that Universal Music is preventing artists from agreeing to exclusive streaming deals with Apple Music and others, new reports claim Spotify is now limiting promotion of artists that take deals with rivals.

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11:59
Sources: iPhone 6 series 'touch disease'...

Exclusive AppleInsider research points to about 11 percent of an Apple Store's daily iPhone service traffic to be related to the so-called "touch disease" problem, eclipsing all other individual issues dealt with by retail personnel on a day-to-day basis.

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11:51
Bloomberg: Spotify buries artists with Apple and...

Another week has passed with another high-profile exclusive debuting on Apple Music. As it does each time an artist keeps a new album off its service, Spotify reiterated this week that those exclusives are "bad for the whole industry." According to a...

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11:49
US Government's Social Media Vetting Idea Draws...


A coalition headed by the Center for Democracy & Technology, the Internet Association, and the American Civil Liberties Union this week filed objections to a Department of Homeland Security proposal to collect social media information from visitors entering the United States. The proposal, published in June, calls for the addition of a request to the I-94W form required for aliens seeking entry under the nonimmigrant Visa Waiver Program and the Electronic System for Travel Authorization.

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11:45
The Week in iOS Apps: Muhammad Ali, like you've...

The greatest!

You’ve played boxing games. And you’ve played Candy Crush. Have you tried mixing the two? Read on!

Muhammad Ali: Puzzle King

Have you ever said to yourself, “Gosh, I like classic pro boxing, but I wish it had more Candy Crush-type elements?” You’re in luck! Muhammad Ali: Puzzle King (freemium) lets you live the late champ’s career in a game that mixes match-three action and boxing.

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11:27
NASA extends the Spitzer mission for two-and-a-half...

When the Spitzer telescope blasted off to space on August 25th, 2003, NASA didn't think it would still be doing science by 2016. But since it's alive and well 13 years later, the agency has granted it a two-and-a-half-year mission extension to make d...

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11:18
Spotify Punishing Artists Who Offer Apple Music...

Spotify and Apple Music are becoming increasingly bitter rivals, and according to new reports from The New York Times and Bloomberg, the feuding is now affecting artists. Spotify has been punishing artists who agree to Apple Music exclusives, displaying their content less prominently and offering fewer promotional opportunities.

Spotify has explicitly told artists who offer Apple Music exclusives that their music won't be included on featured playlists, and Spotify has also "buried" their songs in its search rankings. The music streaming service has reportedly been using these retaliatory tactics for about a year.

Spotify has been...

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11:06
News: Apple releases new round of iOS 10 and tvOS 10...

Apple has released the seventh public beta of iOS 10 through its Apple Software Beta Program, continuing enhancements to Music, Maps, Messages, and News. Users who have already signed up for the Apple Software Beta Program should be able to log in and download the new versions now; users who haven’t signed up can do so at the same site. The company also released the corresponding developer beta for iOS 10 along with a seventh developer beta…

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11:00
iOS 10 beta 8 (14A5346a) Now Available

iOS 10 beta 8 (14A5346a) Now Available

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11:00
tvOS 10 beta 7 (14T5329a) Now Available

tvOS 10 beta 7 (14T5329a) Now Available

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11:00
iOS 10 beta 8 (14A5346a) Now Available

iOS 10 beta 8 (14A5346a) Now Available

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11:00
tvOS 10 beta 7 (14T5329a) Now Available

tvOS 10 beta 7 (14T5329a) Now Available

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11:00
The Wii U revisited: Looking back on a forward-...

Engadget is re-reviewing the current generation of game consoles, each of which has benefited from firmware updates, price drops and an improved selection of games. We've already revisited the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. Now, at last, it's Ninten...

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10:29
Get Your 80s Synth on with the Stranger Things...

Now that we’ve all had enough time to watch all of Stranger Things on Netflix it’s safe to check out the soundtrack on Apple Music without worrying about spoilers. Stranger Things Volume 1 includes is loaded the show’s decidedly 80s synth tracks from Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein like the show’s theme, Eleven’s theme, and the creepy The Upside Down. The playlist has 36 tracks, and there’s a volume 2 for when you’re ready for even more Stranger Things music. And if you haven’t seen the series yet, clear your schedule now and start watching.


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10:23
iOS 10 dev beta 8/Public Beta 7 now available

We’re starting to sense a pattern here. Last week, Apple released an iOS 10 beta. On Friday, Apple updated the beta again, so maybe we’re in for Friday updates. In any case, iOS dev beta 8 and Public Beta 7 is available for download.

Before installing any OS update, back up you data first. To get the update, go to the Settings app and run Software Update on your iOS device. If you’re not a developer, the only way you can get the beta is to join the Apple Public Beta Program.

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10:06
Apple releases new iOS betas for developers and...

Apple has released the eighth beta of iOS 10 to developers and the seventh beta for public beta testers. The finished version of the operating system is due this fall.

Developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center or the Software Update mechanism in the App Store. If you're not already signed up for the public beta program, you can do sign up here. The public beta program is free, but remember: beta software is unfinished software so use with care.

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10:02
Apple issues 8th developer beta of iOS 10, 7th...

Beta testers of iOS 10, both public and registered developers, have a new build to test as of Friday, as Apple pushes towards next month's anticipated release of the next-generation mobile operating system. In addition, tvOS 10 beta 7 is also available for developers.

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10:02
New developer, public betas of iOS 10 released

Apple has released the eighth beta of iOS 10 to developers and the seven beta for public beta testers. The finished version of the operating system is due this fall.

Developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center or the Software Update mechanism in the App Store. If you're not already signed up for the public beta program, you can do sign up at https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/ . The public beta program is free, but remember: beta software is unfinished software so use with care.

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10:00
Get an iDrive 1TB online backup plan at 75% off for...

When it comes to online backup services, iDrive is widely considered to be the best -- in fact, earlier this year PCMag named iDrive the best online backup service and an editor's choice. That's why Apple World Today is happy to announce a new partnership with iDrive and a heck of a great deal for AWT readers. Sign up through our iDrive portal page and you'll receive 75% off of the first year of service with iDrive. 

iDrive works with all of your devices; Mac, iOS, PC and Android. One account can back up multiple devices, so there's no need to purchase a separate account for each and every computer in your home. Our deal provides you with 1TB of backup space and 1TB of sync space for that first year at just $14.88. That gives...

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09:56
Apple seeds tvOS 10 beta 7 for Apple TV to developers

Apple has just started seeding out the seventh beta for tvOS 10 today to all current testers and developers. To update, check through the Software Update section on the Apple TV, or grab the Configuration Profile from Apple’s Developer center if you’d like to install it for the first time.

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09:49
Apple issues iOS 10 beta 8 for developers + public...

Apple has released iOS 10 beta 8 for developers to test on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iOS 10 brings a refreshed look to Apple Music and News plus loads of new features to the platform. The software update will be ready for everyone likely sometime next month, and we’ll dig through the eight developer version of the iOS 10 beta below. The seventh public beta version of iOS 10 is also available.

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09:49
Apple Seeds Eighth Beta of iOS 10 to Developers and...

Apple today seeded the eighth beta of iOS 10 to developers and and a seventh version to public beta testers for testing purposes, one week after releasing the seventh developer beta and more than two months after first unveiling the new operating system at its 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference.

iOS 10 beta 8 is available as an over-the-air download to those who installed the first seven betas or the beta configuration profile and it's available for direct download via Apple's Developer Center (developers only).

iOS 10 is a major iOS update with a ton of new features and design tweaks, including a new Lock screen experience with 3D Touch-enabled notifications, a more easily accessible camera, a redesigned Control Center, and a new widgets screen. According to Apple,...

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09:43
The iPad Pro 9.7-inch Keyboard Case for Road Warriors

In a perfect world, Dr. Mac says he’d ditch his laptop and hit the road with just a svelte 9.7-inch iPad Pro. Two recent events make it possible; find out more in Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves #189: The iPad Pro 9.7-inch Keyboard Case for Road Warriors


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09:43
UMG moratorium on exclusives may have killed Lady...

The decision by Universal Music Group to end exclusives may have also quashed an Apple Music deal involving Lady Gaga and Universal's Interscope label, a report claimed on Friday.

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09:32
iPhone could switch to Intel chips over TSMC and...

Apple could potentially put Intel processors inside iPhones as early as 2018, according to industry experts. Nikkei Asian Review published a new report today that highlights comments made by semiconductor analysts who believe Intel’s recent embrace of ARM could mean new competition to TSMC and Samsung sooner than previously expected.

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Apple Watch 42mm (refurb) $190...

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09:22
Review: Western Digital My Cloud (OS 3)

Despite the popularity of cloud storage services like iCloud, Dropbox, and Google Drive, increasing security and privacy concerns are fueling a desire by many users to keep their important data completely under their own control, rather than trusting it to another company's cloud. Although storing data on your computer or external hard drive at your home or office can certainly make you feel more secure about where you're keeping your data, in an era of iPhones and iPads, that often creates a tradeoff between having access to your important data while on the go and trusting it to a third-party cloud provider. Western Digital's My Cloud ($150-$380) attempts to bridge this gap, providing the best of both worlds in the form of an external network attached storage (NAS) device that keeps all of your data locally stored under your own control, while providing remote access through the company's web portal and companion iOS app. While My Cloud has been around for a while as...

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09:15
Report: Apple’s iPhone 7 launch could experience...

According to a report from Nikkei Asian Review, Apple could face supply shortages of the iPhone 7 at launch as the publication claims Apple suppliers are facing low yield rates for certain components.

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09:00
August 2016 updates for Get & Transform in Excel...

Excel 2016 includes a powerful new set of features based on Power Query technology, which provides fast, easy data gathering and shaping capabilities and can be accessed through the Get & Transform section on the Data ribbon.

Today, we are pleased to announce eight new data transformation and connectivity features that have been requested by many customers.

These updates are available as part of an Office 365 subscription. If you are an Office 365 subscriber, find out how to get these latest updates. If you have Excel 2010 or Excel 2013, you can also take...

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08:45
China Labor Watch releases report alleging terrible...

From the just-released report by China Labor Watch:

Pegatron is one of Apple’s major suppliers, employing almost one hundred thousand workers3 in Mainland China. Working conditions are terrible, and workers are subject to terrible treatment. Currently, Apple’s profits are declining, and the effects of this decline have been passed on to suppliers. To mitigate the impact, Pegatron has taken some covert measures to exploit workers. This report is based on interviews with Pegatron workers and a comparative study of 2015 copies of paystubs collected in 2015 and 2016. Through our investigation, we have found that Pegatron has taken some surreptitious measures to pass Apple’s audits. In addition, we discovered that Pegatron’s working conditions have worsened in 2016 compared to 2015.

And:

Excessive and illegal overtime work is still prevalent in Pegatron. Pegatron claimed that their ID check system could effectively control workers’ overtime hours, but this system...

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08:42
Backblaze 4.2.0.966 - Online backup service; $5/...

Backblaze is an online backup service designed from the ground-up for the Mac. With unlimited storage available for $5 per month, as well as a free 15-day trial, peace of mind is within reach with Backblaze.

  • Easy and automatic. A simple setup process and automatic continuous backups means having safe data is not only for the extremely savvy.
  • Safe and secure. Encrypted data on your computer is transmitted with a secure, encrypted connection and stored encrypted on the Backblaze servers. Never worry about your data's security.
  • Transparent and accessible. Browse and download your files online or have them overnighted to you on a DVD or USB drive for a flexible file or system restoring process.



Version 4.2.0.966:

  • Inherit Backup State - we change the terminology for this feature in our previous release, but we have now also added the Inherit Backup...
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08:41
∞ This should not happen when you sit on your Apple...

Jump to the main post for a picture of my shattered Apple TV remote and some thoughts on durability.

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08:35
'iPhone 7' production affected by low...

As Apple gears up to launch its next-generation iPhone, key components reportedly face production issues, with low yields allegedly seen for the new dual-lens camera expected on the "iPhone 7 Plus."

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08:32
Pad and Quill Back to Work Giveaway. $700 value!

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Pad and Quill has partnered with The Loop to offer you a chance to win a $700 Back to Work giveaway. One winner will receive a Luxury Briefcase, Leather Ipad pro case, Woodline case for the Iphone, and a Classic leather band for the Apple Watch.” Sign up for your chance to win!

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08:25
How Apple Could Simplify Audio Input and Output...

If you find yourself having to check and change audio settings whenever you use an Internet telephony app, Adam Engst has a suggestion for Apple that would make it easier to pick your preferred choices at a glance.

 

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08:23
iPhone 7 Facing Supply Shortages as Production Ramps...

Following tradition, a new report out of Apple's supply chain is hinting that the company "may need to contend with a supply shortage" for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, citing vague issues with "faulty components" as the central problem (via Nikkei). Similar stories have emerged before the launch of the new iPhone nearly every year, stemming from Apple's annual late-summer production ramp-up ahead of the September iPhone reveal.

"If Apple sticks to its launch schedule from last year, there may not be enough supply at the beginning, as some suppliers are still trying to fix low yield rates of their components," an industry source familiar with the issue said. Apple is said to be staying...

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08:14
Intel plots attack on Apple's partnership with...

As Intel looks to muscle its way into the smartphone CPU business, the chipmaker has reportedly set its sights on competing with TSMC, the firm currently responsible for the A-series processors found in the iPhone, iPad and more.

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08:04
Scripting Around Dropping Network Connections In OS X

Dropping network connections can be incredibly frustrating. And finding the source can be a challenge. Over the years, I’ve found a number of troubleshooting methods, but the intermittent drop can be the worse to troubleshoot around. When this happens, I’ve occasionally resorted to scripting around failures, and dumping information into a log file to find the issue. For example, you may find that when a network connection fails, you have a very strong signal somewhere, or that you have a very weak signal on all networks.

I’ve found there are three pretty simple commands to test joining/unjoining, and using networks (beyond the standard pings or port scans on hosts). The first is the airport command, along with –disassociate. This just unjoins all networks:

sudo /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/A/Resources/airport --disassociate

The second is a quick scan. Here, I’ve grep’d out the network I’m after (aka SSIDofNetwork – a very...

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08:00
TMO Daily Observations 2016-08-26: Interview with...

This week TMO’s Daily Observations turns to the musical side of the Apple community. Today Dave Hamilton from Fling and Mac Geek Gab joins Jeff Gamet to talk about his musical life outside of the podcasting world, recording and producing Fling’s Bovine Abduction, the tools he uses for recording and mixing, and more.


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07:55
Intel and Apple Already in Talks Over ARM-Based...

Intel's new licensing deal allowing it to manufacture ARM-based chips for smartphones could win over Apple as a customer in as little as two years, placing pressure on current A-series chip manufacturer TSMC, according to Nikkei Asian Review.

The report cited analysts that believe Intel could supply Apple with at least a portion of tentatively named A12 chips for iPhones in 2018, following reports that TSMC will be the sole supplier of A10 and A11 chips for iPhones in 2016 and 2017 respectively."TSMC could face tough competition as soon as 2018 or 2019 as Intel is likely to gain orders from Apple by then," Samuel Wang, a veteran semiconductor analyst at research company Gartner, told the Nikkei Asian Review. "Intel has begun to engage with Apple and it aims to grab one or two top-...

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07:55
∞ Can’t believe this sound comes out of a frog.

[VIDEO] The sound this frog makes is meant to scare off predators. This makes me laugh, every time I hear it.

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07:52
Fox Sports Go app for Apple TV lets viewers watch...

Fox on Friday released a tvOS version of Fox Sports GO, with a unique interface allowing Apple TV owners to watch up to four games simultaneously -- if they already have authenticated access to the associated channels.

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07:50
Sprint launches new ‘Unlimited Freedom Premium’ plan...

Sprint today announced a new option for its Unlimited Freedom plans, allowing subscribers to get access to unlimited high-quality video streaming for $80/month.

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07:35
Eddie Van Halen talks about building the...

From the interview, starting when EVH was a kid:

When I first started playing guitar, I was at the local music store, which wasn’t even a music store, it was kind of like a Radio Shack that also sold musical instruments, it was called Lafayette Music.

I fell in love with this hollowbody 12-string because of the neck, and the first thing I did was I took six strings off, because it was a 12-string, and I didn’t want 12! They didn’t have what I wanted in the store, so it had already started there!

And:

I saved the money from delivering papers for two and a half to three years, and bought my first real guitar, which was a ’68 Goldtop Les Paul with single-coil P-90 pickups.

So what do I do? I take the chisel to it right away! Because I wanted a humbucking pickup! But in Pasadena, there were no Les Pauls with a humbucker in them. There was one store in northern Pasadena – a Les Paul came in and they called me right away ‘Hey, we’ve got a Les Paul!’ I...

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07:32
Fluent’s survey bodes well for the ‘iPhone 7,’ ‘...

Customer acquisition firm, Fluent, surveyed Americans on their thoughts about the rumored “iPhone 7,” the rumored Apple Watch 2, and perceptions around the brand. The survey was conducted among 1,735 adult residents (aged 18 and up) in the U.S.

The survey finds that iPhone owners are sticking with iPhone. Eighty-seven percent of iPhone users say they will purchase another Apple device as their next phone.  Only 76% of Android users plan to purchase another Android device; 17% of Android users want to switch to an iPhone.

iPhone users are split on whether the iPhone 7 will be a big deal; 47% think it will be, but 53% don’t. Also, most consumers think the iPhone is too expensive (especially Android users). Thirty-percent of those surveyed by Fluent thinks the pricing is fair, while 70% think it’s too expensive. Concerning the rumors that the next gen iPhone will ditch the traditional headphone jack,...

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07:26
Comment: The Catch-22 position Apple is in regarding...

One of the major benefits of Apple’s ecosystem is that it’s a pretty secure environment. Take OS X (soon to be macOS). The first ever example of OS X ransomware seen in the wild was earlier this year, when it was major news. Other Mac malware exists, but it’s rare enough that individual examples make the news – and most of those require users to do something irresponsible, like install software from an unknown source.

Contrast that with Windows, where the BBC reported that the number of viruses, worms and trojans in circulation topped the one million mark as...

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07:17
Bloomberg: New iPhone to do away with home button

Bloomberg:

Apple is already at work on a major redesign of the iPhone for 2017 that focuses more heavily on the display by removing the Home button, according to a person familiar with the matter.

An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment.

The sense I get from the article is that this is the follow-on to the iPhone said to be announced next month.

Interesting to watch Mark Gurman ply his trade for Bloomberg.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:16
News: Report: 2017 iPhone to eliminate home button

Lending credence to previous rumors and speculation, sources have told Bloomberg that Apple is working on a “major redesign” of the iPhone for 2017 that will remove the Home button and focus “more heavily on the display.” Back in May, Daring Fireball’s John Gruber revealed “scuttlebutt” that the 2017 iPhone would feature an “all-new form factor” getting rid of the top and bottom edges and incorporating…

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07:12
Mars Explorers Wanted

Nasa’s Mars site:

Mars needs YOU! In the future, Mars will need all kinds of explorers, farmers, surveyors, teachers . . . but most of all YOU! Join us on the Journey to Mars as we explore with robots and send humans there one day. Download a Mars poster that speaks to you. Be an explorer!

And:

Night owls welcome! If you lived on Mars’ moon Phobos, you’d have an office with a view, mining for resources with Mars in the night sky. Settlers below on Mars would see Phobos rise and set not once, but twice in one day!

This is some compelling prose, feels like part of a beloved sci-fi set. The accompanying posters were originally developed for the Kennedy Space Flight Center’s visitors complex. Now they can be yours, free.

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07:05
Facebook's WhatsApp Data Gambit Faces Federal...

Sam Gustin, writing for Motherboard: Facebook's decision to begin harvesting data from its popular WhatsApp messaging service provoked a social media uproar on Thursday, and prompted leading privacy advocates to prepare a federal complaint accusing the tech titan of violating US law. On Thursday morning, WhatsApp, which for years has dined out on its reputation for privacy and security, announced that it would begin sharing user phone numbers with its Menlo Park-based parent company in an effort "to improve your Facebook ads and products experiences." Consumer privacy advocates denounced the move as a betrayal of WhatsApp's one billion users -- users who had been assured by the two companies that "nothing would change" about the messaging service's privacy practices after Facebook snapped up the startup for a whopping $19 billion in 2014. "WhatsApp users should be shocked and upset," Claire Gartland, Consumer Protection Counsel at the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a...

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07:04
∞ Update your iOS 9.x devices now

If you haven’t already, take a few minutes to update all your iOS 9 devices to iOS 9.3.5. If you have an iOS 10 beta installed, best to keep up with the latest betas, but this message is really for folks running iOS 9.x or earlier.

Why the press to update?

From the Lookout security blog:

Citizen Lab (Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto) and Lookout have uncovered an active threat using three critical iOS zero-day vulnerabilities that, when exploited, form an attack chain that subverts even Apple’s strong security environment. We call these vulnerabilities “Trident.” Our two organizations have worked directly with Apple’s security team, which was very responsive and immediately fixed all three Trident iOS vulnerabilities in its 9.3.5 patch.

Update your iPhones and iPads, then make...

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07:00
Seeing a Folder’s Size in the Terminal

Mac Geek Gab listener Daryn is interested in seeing the size of both files and folders when using the Terminal. We’ll help him utilize the ‘du’ command to glean that information, and then we’ll talk about how to do that in Recovery Mode where ‘du’ isn’t readily available.


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07:00
The Week in iPhone Cases: Waterfield Designs'...

New iPhone cases of the week

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases includes the Club Cycling Pouch, Waterfield Designs’s latest sleeve that’s bike-friendly and ready to roll. Plus, your usual assortment of shells, bumpers, and screen protectors. Read on!

Belkin

The ScreenForce (iPhone SE; $25 MSRP) is a tempered-glass screen protector that is, of course, compatible with your iPhone’s touchscreen. It sports a smooth surface, and delivers a crystal-clear image that lets you fully enjoy your screen’s high resolution.

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06:59
News: Apple to add payment technology to iPhone for...

Apple is planning to release new technology in the next generation iPhone that will support mobile payments and tap-to-pay for transit in Japan, Bloomberg reports. While most countries use payment terminals compatible with the NFC standard already used by Apple Pay in current iPhone models, Japanese systems use a Sony-designed technology known as FeliCa. Sources reveal that Apple plans to include this hardware technology in the next-generation iPhone,…

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06:38
Global digital map market to hit $5.57 billion by...

According to the latest market study released by Technavio (www.technavio.com), the global digital map market is expected to reach $5.57 billion by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of nearly 14% during the forecast period.

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06:31
UK carrier EE, Germany's Deutsche Telekom...

Starting next month, U.K. carrier EE and Germany's Deutsche Telekom are both expected to launch promotions in which customers will get six free months of Apple Music, a report said on Friday.

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06:28
Apple to expand its Cork plant in Ireland, adding...

Apple has been granted planning permission for an expansion at its Hollyhill site in Cork, which will create up to an additional 1,000 jobs over the next 18 months, according to The Irish Times. It will bring the total workforce there to 6,000 and also include a 752-space parking lot.

The company, which has been based in Cork since 1980 and currently employs more than 5,000 people in Ireland, is to construct a new building at the Hollyhill site, the article adds. The news comes following a 25% increase in the company’s workforce over the past 12 months.

An Bord Pleanála, a government-funded planning body, gave the expansion plan the go-ahead after dismissing an appeal against the development by local residents, according to...

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06:16
Mad Money's Jim Cramer Pounds the Table for...

It is no secret that investors no longer love Apple like they used to. Jim Cramer believes the tech titan should put that massive $231 billion cash hoard to work and buy Sirius XM. It's a way to give Apple's CarPlay a leg up in this arena.

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06:16
Apple reportedly planning to add FeliCa chip support...

Apple is planning a new iPhone feature for Japan that will allow users to pay for mass-transit rides with their smartphones instead of physical payment cards, according to Bloomberg, quoting unnamed “people familiar with the matter.”

The article says that an upcoming iPhone will include technology called FeliCa, a mobile tap-to-pay standard in Japan developed by Sony. However, Bloomberg doesn’t say when the tech will be included in an Apple smartphone.

The FeliCa chip reportedly allow customers in Japan to store their public bus and train passes on their iPhones. Users would then be able to tap their phones against the entrance scanners instead of using physical cards.

An IC chip and antenna are embedded in each FeliCa card, enabling each transaction to be completed in approximately 0.1 sec, simply by holding...

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06:08
Recommended Reading: the LEGO Christmas Ornaments...

Every year, families deck their trees with strings of popcorn, popsicle sticks, and gingerbread. Hey, why not use LEGO?

This holiday season, LEGO fans can build lasting memories by making their own DIY ornaments with the help of “The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book” (No Starch Press, $19.95, 220 pages). It provides a collection of hands-on projects that the whole family can build and enjoy.

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06:03
File Extractor is a new file extraction tool for the...

MacDaddy (http://macdaddy.io/) has introduced File Extractor 1.0, a file extraction utility for Mac OS X. It allows you to find and extract files from any selected file, folder, or browser cache.

You can recover and save files that wouldn’t normally be accessible from the Finder. File Extractor finds files inside PDFs, disk images, and even complex file types such as Adobe Photoshop documents. The app can extract text, graphics, video, and other types of files with just a few clicks of the mouse.

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06:02
File Extractor is a new, as you might guess from the...

MacDaddy has introduced File Extractor 1.0, a file extraction utility for Mac OS X. It allows you to find and extract files from any selected file, folder, or browser cache.

You can recover and save files that wouldn’t normally be accessible from the Finder. File Extractorfinds files inside PDFs, disk images, and even complex file types such as Adobe Photoshop documents. The app can extract text, graphics, video, and other types of files with just a few clicks of the mouse.

File Extractor can also recover corrupted or deleted files that may have been thought to be lost forever from camera SD cards, hard drives, and other media types. Users simply create a .dmg image file of the storage media they wish to search, and then File Extractor can go to work. 

Users of Safari, Firefox, and Chrome browsers can also make use of the app’s ability to find and recover images, text, video, and other files from the browsers'...

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06:00
Daily Deal: A lifetime subscription to EasilyDo,...

Wouldn't it be nice if you had just one iPhone app that could keep track of everything in your life? EasilyDo is a virtual assistant that takes care of all of the details of day-to-day living, and we've got a deal on a lifetime subscription to EasilyDo for just $19.99.

What can EasilyDo do for you?

  • Receive updates on your package shipping status
  • Be notified of a gate or departure change on flight itineraries
  • Update your contacts lists when EasilyDo digs for contact info hidden in emails
  • Save time going through your emails, because EasilyDo notifies you which emails need a response
  • Keep your event confirmations, like restaurant reservations & movie tickets, in one...
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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Password Boss Premium Lifetime...

Today in iLounge Deals you can get a Lifetime Subscription to Password Boss Premium for only $19.99 — 86% off the regular price. This service lets you store all of your passwords in a single vault, allowing you to easily auto-fill your usernames and passwords for all your online accounts. You only need to remember one master password for your Password Boss account and you can use strong passwords for all of your other online services for maximum…

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05:55
Apple Already Creating New Supply Chain for OLED...

Apple has begun selecting its partners that will develop components and materials for next year's iPhone. It's predicted that these components and materials will begin production in May 2017. Apple's next iPhone will have an OLED display for the first time. Businesses are fiercely competing each other to win orders from Apple.

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05:51
Apple: VirnetX can't raise willfulness in...

VirnetX, an Internet security software and technology company, can’t claim in a retrial that Apple willfully infringed patents for FaceTime and other technologies, after the patent-holding company specifically disavowed that allegation in earlier court filings, Apple told a Texas federal judge on Wednesday.

In January 2014, VirnetX filed a motion with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas seeking to supplement its infringement contentions against Apple, the defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit. And in May 2016 the company asked a Texas court to order Apple to stop providing its FaceTime and Messages features to customers, following the patent troll’s early court victory regarding patent infringement.

The motion alleged that Apple products, including...

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05:43
Tunnelblick 3.6.7beta02 - GUI for OpenVPN (beta).

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.

To use Tunnelblick you need access to a VPN server -- your computer is one end of the tunnel and the VPN server is the other end. For more information, see Getting VPN Service.

Support is provided by the Tunnelblick Discussion Group.



Version 3.6.7beta02 (build 4594):

  • Adds the ability to drag/drop configurations...
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05:38
calibre 2.65.1 - Complete e-book library management...

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

Manage, convert, sync, and more

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



Version 2.65.1:

New Features

  • Driver for...
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05:15
Fun: Domino’s given clearance to test drone-based...

The Domicopter

If you live in New Zealand, the Domino’s pizza drone may be coming your way.

Domino’s pizza has partnered with aerial drone business Flirtey, the two having been given the green light to test New Zealand pizza delivery via drones. The tests are slated to begin later this year, complete with government consideration.

Details around where the trial would be held have been kept under wraps – however Domino’s said it would use drone delivery alongside its usual delivery methods – and only where it would be faster than the use of a car or scooter.

Domino’s said it would offer drone delivery specials at the launch of the trial and would extend its dimensions, weight and distance of the deliveries based on...

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05:12
AppleInsider podcast talks Apple Health, machine...

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Mikey and Victor talk acquisitions, Apple Health, Tim Cook's tenure as CEO, and catch you up on all the latest 'iPhone 7' news.

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05:03
jAlbum Pro 13.4 - Organize your digital images and...

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

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

Features

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

For a more detailed comparison, see this page.



Version...

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05:00
jAlbum 13.4 - Create custom photo galleries for the...

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

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



Version 13.4:

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

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05:00
Apple releases iOS 9.3.5 update

Late Thursday, Apple released version 9.3.5 of its iOS operating system.

The new version, which can be downloaded over the air or via iTunes, includes the following fixes and changes:

– Description: A validation issue was addressed through improved input sanitization.

– Description: A kernel memory corruption issue was addressed through improved memory handling.

– Description: A WebKit memory corruption issue was addressed through improved memory handling.

These may not be ground breaking changes, but they could definitely help while Apple finishes up the gold master of iOS 10.

If you’ve tried iOS 9.3.5 on your iOS device and have any feedback to offer, let us know in the comments.

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05:00
Instagram Opens Snappy New Events Channel


Instagram last week announced a new Explore video channel that gives users an easier way to find and watch events. The channel aggregates videos from concerts, sporting events and more, and its personalization features flag events that might be a good match for users' individual interests. The new channel initially will be available only to U.S. users. "One of the fundamental limitations of Instagram is that you only see content from people you explicitly follow," said Jan Dawson, chief analyst at Jackdaw Research.

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04:57
Apple Signs Major Music Streaming Deal with British...

A new report today tells us that BT’s mobile arm, EE, has become the first British operator to bundle Apple Music with mobile contracts in a move designed to increase subscriber loyalty and help the iPhone maker’s music streaming app challenge Spotify.

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04:30
Recordam makes it easy to create, store, share and...

If you need to quickly create, store, share and playback audio recordings on your Mac, Aperio Lux’s Recordam for Mac OS X (10.11 or later) combines a high-quality audio recorder and convenient storage for recorded audio files. And it’s only $3.99 at the Mac App Store.

It offers one-click recording; just launch Recordam, and you’re ready to roll. The user-friendly interface lets you see all the app’s features at a glance, including the current input device and an input volume level. You can even change the volume level while you’re recording, which is convenient. There are also keyboard shortcuts, if you prefer.

You can switch between audio input devices right within the software. For instance, you can use a built-in microphone or an external audio input device such as a USB microphone. Audio files can be imported into Recordam in M4A or MP3 formats. You can...

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04:20
Dropbox requiring password changes for some users,...

Dropbox has announced that it will be requiring some users to change their passwords, but says that no accounts have been compromised.

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04:15
Apple Pay could Score a Major Victory Next Year in...

Apple's iPhone has always been a big seller in Japan, usually dominating their smartphone market. In November 2014 Apple's iPhone 6 was the top selling smartphone in Japan. It's being reported today that Apple is planning a new iPhone feature for Japan that will enable users to pay for mass-transit rides with their smartphones instead of physical payment cards.

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04:00
This laptop stand mTowers above the rest

With an increasing number of folks choosing laptops over desktops for full-time uses, there's a big market for notebook stands. They're handy when you use your portable as a de facto desktop computer by connecting it to an external monitor. One of the sleekest -- perhaps the sleekest -- of the stands is the mTower from Rain Design.

Unlike some similar products, the mTower holds your MacBook, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro vertically rather than horizontally. If you're not using your laptop's screen -- say, you have the notebook connected to an external monitor but the lid closed -- this saves a lot of desk real estate. It also helps keep your laptop cool since air can circulate all around it.

One of the great things about the mTower is that works with just about any Apple laptop -- from the 11-inch MacBook Air to the discontinued 17-inch MacBook Pro thanks to the silicon...

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03:54
UK carrier EE offering six months free Apple Music,...

UK mobile network EE is offering six months of free Apple Music subscription to new and upgrading customers from 1st September – just in time to tune into the Apple Music Festival later this month.

more…

Filed under: Apple ...

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Thursday August 25

22:23
Google Hangouts

 August 25, 2016 10:23:00 PM PDT

The problem with Google Hangouts should be resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support.

 August 25, 2016 9:00:00 PM PDT

We're investigating reports of an issue with Google Hangouts. We will provide more information shortly.

Users may experience issues creating or joining Hangouts video calls.

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21:02
Apple gets green light to add 1,000 jobs at Irish...

More than nine months after Apple first announced plans to expand its European headquarters in Cork, Ireland, and amid an EU probe into questionable tax practices, the company was recently granted approval to add 1,000 people to its workforce over the next 18 months.

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20:59
Parallels Desktop 12.0.0 - Run Windows apps without...

Parallels allows you to run Windows and Mac applications side by side. Choose your view to make Windows invisible while still using its applications, or keep the familiar Windows background and controls on your Mac.

Now Supporting Windows 10 and ready for El Capitan

  • Run Windows 10 and OS X® El Capitan with ease. Use Microsoft Cortana®, your virtual assistant, on your Mac. Switch from your PC to your Mac
  • We make it easy to get all of your files, applications, browser bookmarks, and more from your PC to your Mac; just follow the setup assistant.

Works with Boot Camp®

  • Reuse your existing Boot Camp installation. Converting a virtual machine from Boot Camp is now much easier and more intuitive than ever.

Not just for Windows

  • Run a wide array of operating systems including OS X, Windows 10, 8.1 & 7, Linux, and Google ChromeTM. You can run just about anything on your Mac!
  • ...
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20:59
Firefox 48.0.2 - Fast, safe Web browser.

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

The Web, as it's meant to be experienced

Features

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



Version 48.0.2:

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



  • OS X 10.6 or later



Download...

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20:59
Apple iOS 9.3.5 - The latest version of Apple's...

iOS is the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, and it’s the foundation of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It comes with a collection of apps and features that let you do the everyday things, and the not-so-everyday things, in ways that are intuitive, simple, and fun.

With an easy-to-use interface, amazing features, and security at its core, iOS 9 is the foundation of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It’s designed to look beautiful and work beautifully, so even the simplest tasks are more engaging. And because iOS 9 is engineered to take full advantage of the advanced technologies built into Apple hardware, your devices are always years ahead.



Version 9.3.5:

  • Kernel

    Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPad 2 and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later

    Impact: An application may be able to disclose kernel memory

    Description: A validation issue was addressed through improved input...
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20:59
Spotify 1.0.36.124. - Stream music, create playlists...

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

The music you love, whenever you want it

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



Version 1.0.36.124.:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.7 or later...

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18:22
Apple again said to remove Home button with iPhone...

Following a similar report from the WSJ earlier this summer, a new report from Bloomberg today briefly mentions that the iPhone introduced in 2017 will not feature the iconic Home button that has been present from the start. The Bloomberg piece focused more broadly on an iPhone for Japan with support for FeliCa payments.

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18:06
Apple again rumored to axe iPhone home button in 2017

Apple is again rumored to be on track to remove the iconic physical home button from its flagship mobile product, the iPhone, when a next-generation version of the device launches next year.

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17:39
Report: Apple planning iPhone model for Japan with...

According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple is planning a new iPhone model for Japan that includes support for a technology called FeliCa. FeliCa, for those unfamiliar, is a tap-to-pay standard in Japan that allows users to pay for things like mass-transit rides with their mobile device.

more…

Filed under: Apple ...

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17:32
Apple to Eliminate Home Button in 2017 iPhone

The radically redesigned iPhone coming in 2017 will not feature a Home button, Bloomberg today confirmed in a wider report focusing on new mobile payment features coming to Japan.Apple is already at work on a major redesign of the iPhone for 2017 that focuses more heavily on the display by removing the Home button, according to a person familiar with the matter.According to past rumors, the 2017 iPhone, which may be called the iPhone 8, will feature a complete design overhaul with an edge-to-edge flexible OLED display that does away...

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17:27
Apple to integrate Japan's FeliCa tap-to-pay...

Apple is reportedly working to release a special iPhone model for the Japanese market that will integrate a specific iteration of Sony-developed FeliCa technology, a longstanding tap-to-pay solution for smartphones.

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17:18
Apple Working on Special Version of iPhone for Japan...

Apple is developing a version of the iPhone for Japan that includes one of Sony's FeliCa chips to enable contactless transit payments, reports Bloomberg.

FeliCa is a tap-to-pay format developed by Sony and built into cards that are used to access Japan's railway and bus system. FeliCa is faster than Apple Pay, allowing transactions to occur in a fraction of a second, which makes it suitable for use in a fast-paced transit environment. It's also able to store e-money that can be used at vending machines and cafes across the country.

Apple plans to work with several transit card providers to create virtual versions of FeliCa transit cards that can be stored in the Wallet app on the iPhone and used in place of a physical...

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17:05
Apple Patenting a Way To Collect Fingerprints,...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Apple Insider: As published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple's invention covering "Biometric capture for unauthorized user identification" details the simple but brilliant -- and legally fuzzy -- idea of using an iPhone or iPad's Touch ID module, camera and other sensors to capture and store information about a potential thief. Apple's patent is also governed by device triggers, though different constraints might be applied to unauthorized user data aggregation. For example, in one embodiment a single failed authentication triggers the immediate capture of fingerprint data and a picture of the user. In other cases, the device might be configured to evaluate the factors that ultimately trigger biometric capture based on a set of defaults defined by internal security protocols or the user. Interestingly, the patent application mentions machine learning as a potential solution for deciding when to capture biometric data and how to...

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17:00
98 personal data points Facebook uses to target ads...
16:20
The Battery That’s Lasted 176 Years

I’m pretty darned nerdy. I’ve watched my share, your share, and all of your neighbors’ share of the Science Channel, National Geographic, the History Channel, Nova, Discovery Channel, and every other sciency-nerdy thing I could get my eyes on. But I’ve never heard of the battery that’s been running for 176 years. Come on, that’s cool! It’s been ringing a bell all that time. Billions of time. We have only a loose idea of how it’s built, and we can’t figure it out without destroying it. Anyway, Sally Page tells us all about it in this marvelous video. Also,

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15:43
Apple set to expand presence in Ireland as upcoming...

According to a new report from the Irish Independent, Apple is planning to expand its presence in Ireland by creating 1,000 new jobs in Cork. Specifically, Apple plans to create a four-story office building and a 752-space car lot at its European headquarters in Cork.

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15:32
Enough with iPhone Headphone Jack Kvetching

Bryan Chaffin has had it with the kvetching about Apple maybe ditching the headphone jack in the next iPhone. He argues we should wait to see how Apple handles it before getting tense.


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15:30
How to Enable Apple Watch Screenshots in watchOS 3

Want to snap screenshots in watchOS 3 on your Apple Watch? The feature is disabled by default, but it’s pretty easy to turn on. Follow along with TMO’s video Quick Tip to learn how.


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15:19
Watchdog group finds Pegatron exploiting workers in...

Apple's repeated demands that suppliers cut costs have reportedly prompted "iPhone 7" manufacturing partner Pegatron to skirt the tech giant's audits with covert decreases in effective pay and increases in illegal overtime amid worsening working conditions, according to frequent critic China Labor Watch.

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15:11
Siri Held Back by Lack of Advancements in Microphone...

Services like Siri, Cortana, and Alexa are being held back by a lack of advancements in digital microphone technology, reports Bloomberg, citing the opinions of several analysts.

While processors, camera sensors, and other vital iPhone components have evolved rapidly over the course of the last several years, the same can't be said for microphones. Digital microphones still have trouble focusing on filtering out background noise and clearly detecting faraway voices, impacting device listening capabilities.

With artificial intelligence growing in popularity, however, Bloomberg says manufacturers are scrambling to improve microphone tech."No doubt, there is an arms race," says Peter Cooney, an analyst at SAR Insight & Consulting. The big...

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15:11
Apple Patches Critical Zero-Day Data Security...

Apple released iOS 9.3.5 on Thursday to address a big security flaw that could expose iPhone and iPad user’s personal data. The threat could be used to exploit information from email, contacts, text messages, phone calls, and more—and it looks like NSO Group has been doing just that so governments can spy on journalists and people they classify as dissidents.


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15:09
Google brings you “The Hidden Worlds of the National...

The teaser video above is gorgeous but take some time to go to the full videos. Utterly spectacular and in honor of this month’s 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service.

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15:01
Rare Apple I ‘Celebration’ model fetches $815k in...

Earlier this summer, we reported on a “Celebration Edition” Apple I that would be going up for auction. Initial estimates pegged a value of over $1 million for the computer, but the auction today came to a close with a final selling price of $815,000. 10 percent of the proceeds from the Charitybuzz auction will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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14:55
The co-creator of 'Rick and Morty' just...

Most folks know Justin Roiland as the co-creator and lead voice actor behind Adult Swim's Rick and Morty, but it's less widely known that he's obsessed with virtual reality. The entertainer was one of the first backers of Oculus' original Kickstarter...

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14:52
Apple advises immediate update to iOS 9.3.5 after...

Apple released an update to iOS 9 on Thursday—iOS 9.3.5—that patches multiple critical zero-day vulnerabilities that have been shown to already have been deployed, allegedly by governments to target activists and dissidents, according to a report from Citizen Lab and Lookout Security. Apple turned around an update within 10 days from when the company received Citizen Lab’s initial report. The update is recommended immediately for all iOS 9 devices. 

When used together, the exploits allow someone to hijack an iOS device and control or monitor it remotely. Hijackers would have access to the device’s camera and microphone, and could capture audio calls even in otherwise end-to-end secured apps like WhatsApp. They could also grab stored images, tracking movements, and retrieve files.

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14:31
China Labor Watch says workers’ rights continue to...

A new report from China Labor Watch, a labor rights watchdog and advocacy organization, says there are are continued workers’ rights violations at factories owned by Pegatron. Pegatron is an electronics manufacturing company that develops mainly computing, communications and consumer electronics to branded vendors, including Apple.

“Working conditions are terrible, and workers are subject to terrible treatment. Currently, Apple’s profits are declining, and the effects of this decline have been passed on to suppliers,” writes China Labor Watch. “ To mitigate the impact, Pegatron has taken some covert measures to exploit workers. This report is based on interviews with Pegatron workers and a comparative study of 2015 copies of paystubs collected in 2015 and 2016. Through our investigation, we have found that Pegatron has taken some surreptitious measures to pass Apple’s...

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14:30
AWT News Update: August 25, 2016

Image via CharityBuzz.com

For a rather slow Thursday, we have some fascinating news from the world of Apple for you today.

  • We tell you about the exploits patched by iOS 9.3.5, and why it's a good idea to install the patch as soon as possible
  • That "Celebration Apple-1" sold at auction for $815,000
  • An eBay auction of some old Apple CDs ended up with the discs going to none other than Apple
  • Investment firm JP Morgan reports that Apple's back tax bill in its conflict with the European Commission could be as high as $19 billion

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13:43
Apple-1 'Celebration' motherboard auction...

The motherboard believed to be amongst the first hand built prototypes for the Apple-1 fell short of million dollar estimates, but still reaped $815,000 with a portion going to charity.

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13:27
Apple's Siri & rivals being hampered by...

Apple's Siri -- and other voice assistants from the likes of Amazon, Google, and Microsoft -- are being held back by the state microphone hardware, a report noted on Thursday.

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13:23
Report details workers’ rights violations at Apple’s...

Industry watchdog China Labor Watch this week published a new report detailing what it says are continued workers’ rights violations at factories owned by Apple supplier Pegatron.

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13:22
The Complete iOS 9 and 10 Development Bundle:

Check out the Complete iOS 9 and 10 Development Bundle, two full tutorials for Apple’s current iOS 9 and the soon-to-be-released iOS 10. Combined you’ll get 417 lessons and 59 hours of video content. You can get this bundle through our deal for just $35.


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13:15
Apple iOS 9.3.5 - The latest version of Apple's...

iOS is the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, and it’s the foundation of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It comes with a collection of apps and features that let you do the everyday things, and the not-so-everyday things, in ways that are intuitive, simple, and fun.

With an easy-to-use interface, amazing features, and security at its core, iOS 9 is the foundation of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It’s designed to look beautiful and work beautifully, so even the simplest tasks are more engaging. And because iOS 9 is engineered to take full advantage of the advanced technologies built into Apple hardware, your devices are always years ahead.



Version 9.3.5:

  • Kernel

    Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPad 2 and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later

    Impact: An application may be able to disclose kernel memory

    Description: A validation issue was addressed through improved input...
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12:41
Dangerous, targeted iPhone attack nullified by Apple...

More details have emerged about the need for the iOS 9.3.5 patch, which looks to have terminated a trio of exploits capable of a remote jailbreak and mass exfiltration of data from a target's iPhone, including device and account passwords.

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12:23
iPhones and iPads Fail More Often Than Android...

An anonymous reader writes: The main question when picking a new phone is whether to choose an Android one or an iPhone. A new study coming from Blancco Technology Group sheds some light on which devices are the most reliable, based on reliability. The study entitled State of Mobile Device Performance and Health reveals the device failure rates by operating systems, manufacturers, models and regions, as well as the most common types of performance issues. The report reveals that in Q2 2016, iOS devices had a 58% failure rate, marking the first time that Apple's devices have a lower performance rate compared to Android. It seems that the iPhone 6 had the highest failure rate of 29%, followed by iPhone 6s and iPhone 6S Plus. Android smartphones had an overall failure rate of 35%, an improvement from 44% in Q1 2016. Samsung, Lenovo and LeTV were among the manufacturers with the weakest performance and higher failure rates. Samsung scored 26% in failure rate, while Motorola just 11%....

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12:22
Unique 'Celebration' Apple-1 Sells for $...

A rare "Celebration" Apple-1 computer has fetched $815,000 in an auction hosted by charity auction site CharityBuzz, one of the highest prices an Apple-1 has sold for at auction. During the final minutes of the auction, bids reached $1.2 million, but it appears the last bid was pulled just seconds before the auction ended.

The "Celebration" Apple-1, so named by computer historian Corey Cohen, features a blank "green" PCB board that was never sold to the public and was not a part of a known production run.

The auction included an original Apple-1 ACI cassette board, pre-NTI, with Robinson Nugent sockets, a period correct power supply, an early Apple-1 BASIC cassette labeled and authenticated by...

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12:21
J.D. Power: iTunes ranks fourth in satisfaction...

Overall satisfaction with paid streaming video service is highest among cord stackers—customers who subscribe to a traditional cable/satellite service in addition to streaming video service—according to the J.D. Power 2016 Streaming Video Satisfaction Study.

The inaugural study measures overall satisfaction among customers who have used a subscription- or transaction-based streaming video service within the past six months. The study measures customer satisfaction by examining six key measures (listed in order of importance): performance and reliability; content; cost of service; ease of use; communication; and customer service. Scores for each measure are reflected in an index based on a 1,000-point scale.

The study finds that although the number of customers who cut the cord on pay TV is growing, the majority of streaming video customers still purchase a paid TV service in addition to a streaming video service. Three-fifths (60%) of streaming customers are...

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12:18
Review: Distil Union Stanley Stand

Distil Union's Stanley is a flexible leather stand for iPhone. Mostly a maker of wallets and wallet iPhone cases, Stanley is a foray into something different for DU. Stanley is a simple stand — a flexible one-piece leather stand which comes in a variety of colors. (The "aqua" stand we received is a nice departure from all the black stands and docks we see regularly.) An iPhone can be docked in portrait or landscape mode, and a small hole in the back of the stand allows a Lightning cable to be passed through for charging. Distil Union also includes a 6' USB extension cable with Stanley. The stand can be folded up into a flatter shape when traveling to take up a small amount of space.{/exp:char_limit}
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12:10
Actively exploited iOS flaws that hijack iPhones...

Enlarge / iPhone Spyware known as Pegasus intercepts confidential data. (credit: Lookout)

Apple has patched three high-severity iOS vulnerabilities that are being actively exploited to infect iPhones so attackers can steal confidential messages from a large number of apps, including Gmail, Facebook, and WhatsApp, security researchers said Thursday.

The spyware has been dubbed Pegasus by researchers from mobile security provider Lookout; they believe it has been circulating in the wild for a significant amount of time. Working with researchers from University of Toronto-based Citizen Lab, they have determined that the spyware targeted a...

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12:03
25 Years of Linux: What a Long, Strange Trip It...


Happy Birthday Linux! You're 25! When Linux was born on Aug. 25, 1991, it was little more than a hobby for then 21-year old Linus Torvald. Today the Linux community is estimated to be upwards of 86 million users strong. It has become the backbone of large enterprises, and it is installed in government systems and embedded in devices worldwide.
The Linux operating system started out as an alternative to other platform architectures in use on mainframes and enterprise back-ends. It has grown into a major mainstream computing platform.

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11:57
Parallels Desktop 12.0.0 - Run Windows apps without...

Parallels allows you to run Windows and Mac applications side by side. Choose your view to make Windows invisible while still using its applications, or keep the familiar Windows background and controls on your Mac.

Now Supporting Windows 10 and ready for El Capitan

  • Run Windows 10 and OS X® El Capitan with ease. Use Microsoft Cortana®, your virtual assistant, on your Mac. Switch from your PC to your Mac
  • We make it easy to get all of your files, applications, browser bookmarks, and more from your PC to your Mac; just follow the setup assistant.

Works with Boot Camp®

  • Reuse your existing Boot Camp installation. Converting a virtual machine from Boot Camp is now much easier and more intuitive than ever.

Not just for Windows

  • Run a wide array of operating systems including OS X, Windows 10, 8.1 & 7, Linux, and Google ChromeTM. You can run just about anything on your Mac!
  • ...
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11:35
Apple's iTunes ranks fourth in JD Power...

J.D. Power on Thursday published a new customer satisfaction survey for paid video streaming services, ranking Apple's iTunes below three major competitors.

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11:04
Malware Sold To Governments Helped Them Spy on...

One of the world's most evasive digital arms dealers is believed to have been taking advantage of three security vulnerabilities in popular Apple products in its efforts to spy on dissidents and journalists, reports The New York Times. (Editor's note: the link could be paywalled, here's an alternate source). From the report: Investigators discovered that a company called the NSO Group, an Israeli outfit that sells software that invisibly tracks a target's mobile phone, was responsible for the intrusions. The NSO Group's software can read text messages and emails and track calls and contacts. It can even record sounds, collect passwords and trace the whereabouts of the phone user. In response, Apple on Thursday released a patched version of its mobile software, iOS 9.3.5. Users can get the patch through a normal software update.The Washington Post reports that these "zero-day" flaws were previously used by the governments to take over victims' phones by tricking them into clicking...

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10:56
The security content of iOS 9.3.5

If you like to know exactly what Apple did to improve security in the latest update, you can read this update on the company’s Web site.

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10:50
Only Apple Music subscribers will get to watch Apple...

The Apple Music Festival, previously known as the iTunes Music Festival, is celebrating its 10th-year anniversary in September. So, it’s fitting that Apple has chosen to live-stream 10 performances. And it’s also fitting that, for the first time, only Apple Music subscribers will get to watch them.

If you’re a fan of Elton John, Britney Spears, Alicia Keys, OneRepublic, or Calvin Harris—and you don’t already have a subscription to Apple Music—you might want to sign up for your three-month free trial right around now. These artists will perform for the Apple Music Festival, which this year will require an Apple Music subscription.

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10:40
Apple posts iOS 9.3.5, an ‘important’ security update

Apple has posted iOS 9.3.5, an “important security update” that’s recommend for all users.

 

iOS 9.3.5 is available via the Software Update tool on iDevices. It can also be installed through iTunes on a connected Mac or PC. 

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10:38
Apple releases iOS 9.3.5, an ‘important’ security...

Apple has posted iOS 9.3.5, an “important security update” that’s recommend for all users.

iOS 9.3.5 is available via the Software Update tool on iDevices. It can also be installed through iTunes on a connected Mac or PC.

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10:21
Apple releases iOS 9.3.5 with “an important security...

Enlarge (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Just a few weeks after posting iOS 9.3.4 to fix a jailbreaking-related bug, Apple has released iOS 9.3.5 to all supported iPhones and iPads. The update provides an "important security update" and comes just a few weeks before the expected release of iOS 10, which is currently pretty far along in the developer/public beta process.

Apple's security release notes say that three bugs have been fixed, two in the iOS kernel and one in WebKit. The bugs were discovered by Citizen Lab and Lookout, the latter...

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10:18
PSA: iOS 9.3.5 fixes serious security exploit that...

Update: Apple has documented the security fix here.

Now that the just-released iOS 9.3.5 security update is now available, details about what exactly it fixes have been green lighted for release as well. Both Vice and NYT have detailed accounts of the very serious security issue that iOS 9.3.5 fixes…

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10:17
Apple issues iOS 9.3.5 update, patching serious...

Apple on Thursday pushed out yet another important update for its iOS 9 operating system, addressing serious security holes apparently exploited by an Israeli hacking firm, in what could be the final patch ahead of the release of iOS 10.

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10:12
News: Apple releases iOS 9.3.5 ‘security update’

Apple has released iOS 9.3.5, its third minor update in the past six weeks, coming only a little more than three weeks on the heels of the release of iOS 9.3.4. As with the prior release, the latest update appears to be another minor patch, with release notes merely describing it once again as “an important security update” that is recommended for all iOS 9 users. With iOS 10 expected to debut in the near future, iOS 9 updates will likely…

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10:11
Rumor: Apple developing new video editing app for...

Apple is apparently developing a video sharing and editing applications that is being tested within its iOS devices.

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

Where it’s thought that Apple’s hardware business is slowing, Apple’s services, such as the App Store and iCloud, have been generating increased revenue. Apple has failed to successfully launch social-media services in the past, including an iTunes-focused social network called Ping in 2010. Now as Snapchat and...

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10:09
About the security content of iOS 9.3.5

This document describes the security content of iOS 9.3.5.

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10:09
Android developers update apps almost twice as often...

Android developers update apps about twice as often as their iOS counterparts, but it's iPhone users who may be more receptive, according to a report the University di Udine (Italy), as noted by FierceWireless. “Updates Management in Mobile Applications. iTunes vs Google Play” based on research looking across the top 1,000 apps across both app stores.

According to the report:

  • Apps on Google Play are being updated on average every 28 days, while apps on iTunes are being updated every 59 days.
  • There’s a significant difference between the two stores in terms of the number of apps with in-app purchases: 29.7% of the Google Play sample has in-app purchases, while in...
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10:04
WhatsApp says it will share some data with Facebook...

Messaging service WhatsApp on Thursday updated its user terms and privacy policy, revealing that it will start sharing phone numbers and some analytics data with its parent company, Facebook.

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09:58
Apple announces Apple Music Festival musical lineup

Alicia Keys, Bastille, Britney Spears, Calvin Harris, Chance the Rapper, Elton John, Michael Bublé, OneRepublic, Robbie Williams and The 1975.

Those are the headliners for the festival. Elton John!

Important to note that in order to watch the festival, you will need to sign-up for Apple Music. That wasn’t a requirement in the past. Seems like just another way to boost subscriptions, but it’s a numbers game these days.

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09:57
Apple issues iOS 9.3.5 software update for iPhone,...

Apple today released the iOS 9.3.5 software update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The bug fix update follows the recent release of iOS 9.3.4, which closed a recent jailbreak hole, and iOS 9.3.3, which was tested for several weeks. iOS 9.3.5 could also be the last update to iOS 9 devices and the last iOS 9 update in general before iOS 10 is released this fall.

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09:57
Apple released a new iOS Firmware

Apple just released iOS 9.3.5 (Build 13G36) for:

  • iPad 2 (Wi-Fi) (iPad2,1) — Download
  • iPad 2 (GSM) (iPad2,2) — Download
  • iPad 2 (CDMA) (iPad2,3) — Download
  • iPhone 4s (iPhone4,1) — Download
  • iPad 2 (Wi-Fi, 2012) (iPad2,4) — Download
  • iPad 3 (Wi-Fi) (iPad3...

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09:56
Apple Releases iOS 9.3.5 With Security Fixes

Apple today released an iOS 9.3.5 update for the iOS 9 operating system, almost a month after releasing iOS 9.3.4 and a few weeks before we expect to see the public release of iOS 10, currently in beta testing.

iOS 9.3.5 is available immediately to all devices running iOS 9 via an over-the-air update.

iOS 9.3.5 is likely to be the last update to the iOS 9 operating system, introducing final bug fixes, security improvements, and performance optimizations before iOS 9 is retired in favor of iOS 10. iOS 9.3.4, the update prior to iOS 9.3.5, included a critical security fix patching the Pangu iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak exploit.

iOS 10, coming in September alongside new iOS devices, brings a slew of new features, including a revamped Lock screen experience, an overhauled...

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09:50
Help with Office 365 advanced security capabilities...

Do you have Office 365 E5 and/or Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) suite and need help to fully implement your plans? Are you going to Ignite 2016? Nominate your organization for a customer solution session!

The Office 365 content team—together with subject-matter experts—is hosting individual customer solution sessions at Ignite in Atlanta, September 26-30. These sessions are designed to help IT teams plan and implement advanced capabilities with Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) suite.

Each session is 60 minutes. If you are selected, you will meet with one or more product experts (Microsoft product team members, consultants or MVPs) and one or more Office 365 content team members to discuss your goals, get advice on current challenges and envision how to enhance your solution using Office 365 and EMS.

This year, we’re offering sessions in two main focus areas: enterprise security and mobility.

Enterprise security

Do you...

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09:31
9to5Toys Lunch Break: high-end 13” MacBook Pro $320...

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.

TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Apple’s most powerful standard config 13” Retina MacBook Pro just received a...

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09:30
Episode 105 with SharePoint Dev Kitchen winners Jeff...

In episode 105 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Andrew Coates talks with SharePoint Developer Kitchen winners Gerald de Run and Jeff Nowland about the new SharePoint Framework.

http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP105_DevKitchenWinners.mp3

Download the podcast.

Weekly update

Great SPFx posts by Waldek Mastykarz

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09:26
Fantastical 2.2.5

Adds support for setting Mailplane as default email reader and fixes several bugs. ($49.99 new, free update, 13.4 MB)

 

Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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09:22
Three Ways to Free Up Space on your iPhone and...

Recently on Mac Geek Gab the topic of phantom app data has come up, mostly in the context of how one can remove it. This data can be from deleted apps, temp files from existing apps, or sometimes even data that iTunes has downloaded for temporary storage. Over the course of the past few episodes we’ve found three ways to delete this data.


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09:22
Three Ways to Free Up Space on your iPhone and...

Recently on Mac Geek Gab the topic of phantom app data has come up, mostly in the context of how one can remove it. This data can be from deleted apps, temp files from existing apps, or sometimes even data that iTunes has downloaded for temporary storage. Over the course of the past few episodes we’ve found three ways to delete this data.


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09:00
Productivity and inclusion—Office 365 accessibility...

John Jendrezak, accessibility lead and partner director of program management for the Office Engineering team.

Over the past year, hundreds of engineers from the Office 365 team have been working hard to make progress towards the plans outlined in our 2016 accessibility roadmap. Key enhancements releasing this quarter bring us closer to two goals:

  • People with disabilities can communicate, consume and create content on any device.
  • Everyone can easily create content that is accessible for all people.

As we make Office 365 accessible by design and make it easy for everyone to create accessible content, we hope that people of all abilities will feel empowered to achieve more with our productivity technologies, have equal access to digital information and have fulfilling interactions with each other.

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08:48
Adam West and Burt Ward Return for Batman ’66...

Holy silver screen, Batman! The classic 1966 Batman TV series is coming back as a feature-length animated movie! Adam West will once again don Batman’s cowl, while Burt Ward will reprise the Boy Wonder’s voice and Julie Newmar brings back her puuuuurfect Catwoman in Return of the Caped Crusaders. The movie is loaded camp, retro music, and of course labels. So many Bat Labels. Return of the Caped Crusaders will be available on Bat-digital HD on October 11th, and Bat-Blu-ray on November 1st. To the Bat Poles, Robin!


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08:30
Facebook taps Whatsapp user data to target ads

Two years after its acquisition by Facebook, WhatsApp is changing its privacy policy to allow it to share more information about its mobile app users with its owner.

There’s no risk of your WhatsApp messages appearing on your Facebook timeline, or status updates being sent to your WhatsApp friends, the companies say—but they will be sharing more user data behind the scenes in order to better target advertising and suggest new contacts across the two services.

WhatsApp has long promoted itself as a strong protector of user privacy.

The changes will also help WhatsApp users better communicate with businesses, the company said in a blog post

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08:23
iOS 9.3.5 Blocks Remote Jailbreak

Apple’s latest iOS update comes in response to a case of international espionage and intrigue.

 

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08:22
J.D. Power ranks Apple’s iTunes below average for...

In a new report on customer satisfaction among paid streaming video services, JD Power ranks Apple’s iTunes below the industry average and only above Amazon’s video service as Netflix takes the top spot.

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08:22
Spigen rolls the dice, launches 33 protective cases...

Case manufacturing company Spigen appears to be the first to deliver protective cases for the "iPhone 7" and "iPhone 7 Plus" to the consumer market, though whether they will actually fit the rumored devices remains to be seen.

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08:08
Apple Music Festival Starts Sept 18 with Elton John

It’s time to dance because Apple just announced its 10th annual Apple Music Festival lineup. The free concert series runs September 18th through September 30th ath London’s Roundhouse, and will feature Elton John, Alicia Keys, Michael Bublé, and more.


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08:00
TMO Daily Observations 2016-08-25: Interview with...

This week TMO’s Daily Observations turns to the musical side of the Apple community. Today Jean MacDonald from Ruby Calling and App Camp for Girls joins Jeff Gamet to share how she became a musician, how music inspired App Camp for Girls, and more.


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07:54
DJI debuts iPhone-connected Osmo+ camera with zoom...

DJI on Thursday revealed the Osmo+, a new version of its handheld iPhone-controlled gimbal camera with several upgrades, most notably built-in zoom functions.

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07:36
Apple may be working on a Snapchat-like video app...

(credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Social networks like Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat have become the best means of communication for many people, and now it seems that Apple wants to cash in on that trend. According to a Bloomberg report, Apple is looking to "capitalize on the popularity of social networks" by developing a video-sharing app for iPhone and iPad. The new app, which is reportedly in development for 2017, would let users quickly take, edit, and share video by using one-handed controls on their mobile device.

The video app sounds a lot like Snapchat in terms of features: users can record a video and then apply filters to it, doodle, or place text over it, and then send it to friends via the contact list or existing social networks like Twitter. According to anonymous sources...

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07:27
New Samsung Note 7 Explodes During Charging

While most Android sites have reported on a new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploding in China, Business Korea reported today that a "Korean woman claimed that Samsung Electronics' latest smartphone Galaxy Note 7 exploded while charging.

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07:23
Wireless network problems higher in urban areas

Wireless customers living in urban areas experience the highest number of overall network problems and have lower tolerance of those problems, according to the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Wireless Network Quality Performance Study—Volume 2. The finding underscores the importance of continued investment by carriers in urban areas as the use of 4G LTE compatible smartphones grows and customers expect faster data speeds.
 

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07:19
Blancco Technology Group claims iPhones are plagued...

I’m highly skeptical of this study, but, according to the Q2 2016 State of Mobile Device Performance and Health report from Blancco Technology Group, a provider of mobile device diagnostics and secure data erasure solutions, Apple has lost its usual “leader” position to Android in the smartphone performance battle. 

Plagued by crashing apps, Wi-Fi connectivity and other performance issues, the iOS failure rate more than doubled to 58% in the second quarter of 2016, compared to its 25% failure rate in the previous quarter, the report claims. Out of the 58% of iOS devices that failed, the iPhone 6 had the highest failure rate (29%), followed by the iPhone 6S (23%) and iPhone 6S Plus (14%). Findings suggest “that software bug updates, hardware defects and smartphone operating system market share growth may have contributed to the...

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07:19
Apple may add Snapchat-like video features to make...

To bolster slowing hardware sales, Apple might be looking to social features as one way to boost the appeal of its already popular devices.

The company doesn’t plan on launching a brand new social network—a strategy that already failed Apple after it shut down the ill-fated iTunes-based Ping in 2012. Instead, Apple is looking at adding features that build on existing networks, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, who has an excellent record when it comes to Apple rumors.

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07:00
The Week in Mac Apps: New update for VPN Unlimited

New Mac apps of the week

This week’s roundup of new Mac apps includes VPN Unlimited’s latest update, which makes it easier for you to get safely connected no matter where you are. Plus, new menu bar tools, games, and more. Read on!

Algebra Study Guide with Tutorials 1.0

Taptopia’s $7 Algebra Study Guide hones your math skills with step-by-step problems that turn you into a math wiz just in time for the new school year.

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06:51
WhatsApp starting to share data with Facebook – here...

When Facebook bought secure messaging app WhatsApp for $19B back in 2014, the company was careful to reassure users that its commitment to privacy would not be in any way compromised. WhatsApp has today updated its privacy policy to allow it to share both phone numbers and analytics data with Facebook.

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06:49
Apple Maps team enhances Japanese station data,...

Apple is reportedly improving the detail of its train/subway station mapping for Tokyo and other Japanese cities, preparing for the long-awaited arrival of public transit directions.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The music you love, whenever you want it

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



Version 1.0.36.124.:

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

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


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