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Monday November 27

06:00
Catching lightning in a volcanic bottle

What do you get when you marry two of Earth's most dramatic natural events, lightning and volcanoes? The answer is a "dirty storm," an infernal melange of lightning, magmatic fire and ash that surpasses even the wildest Hollywood disaster movie effec...

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05:31
Moleskine's smart notebook will work with...

Microsoft has long sold its Surface devices on the idea that they can double as digital notebooks; laptops one minute, journals the next thanks to their detachable displays and styli. (Heck, the Surface Book has a "Clipboard" mode.) With today's Mole...

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05:30
Brattoo Propaganda Software debuts Photos Tagger for...

Brattoo Propaganda Software has introduced Photos Tagger, a new addition to their applications suite. 

Photos Tagger extracts the meta data from the Photos software database, and applies it to your photos as keywords. The app is designed to make it easier to find and organize your pics.

Photos Tagger requires macOS 10.9 or later and Photos 2.x or higher. It costs $7.95. A demo is available for download.

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05:29
A peek inside Google’s X ‘moonshot factory’

This is a fascinating glimpse of Google’s R&D organization, known as X. What I found most fascinating, was the coverage of one of the earliest X moonshots, Project Loon:

Loon took the spotlight in the wake of Hurricane Maria, which knocked out power and communications for nearly all of Puerto Rico’s 3.4 million residents.

Before the storm, Project Loon’s team had been working on an AI-based navigation system that can keep high-altitude balloons over a given area for weeks or months at a time to provide aerial internet connections. Peru was the primary testing ground, and Puerto Rico was one of the launch sites. After the hurricane hit, the focus shifted to filling the gap in Puerto Rico. The team quickly worked out arrangements with Puerto Rico’s government and federal authorities as well as AT&T and T-Mobile to boost connectivity.

And:

X says Project Loon is currently providing basic internet connectivity for more than 100,000 people in Puerto...

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05:20
iOS jailbreaking fading away

Joe Rossignol, MacRumors:

ModMy today announced it has archived its default ModMyi repository on Cydia, which is essentially an alternative App Store for downloading apps, themes, tweaks, and other files on jailbroken iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices.

ZodTTD/MacCiti also shut down last week, meaning that two out of three of Cydia’s major default repositories are no longer active as of this month.

And:

The closure of two major Cydia repositories is arguably the result of a declining interest in jailbreaking, which provides root filesystem access and allows users to modify iOS and install unapproved apps on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

I’ve always thought of jailbreaking as a wild west frontier, with few rules, little oversight and, correspondingly, no real way to prevent malware. Jailbreaking also technically violates your iPhone warranty.

But, that said, jailbreaking also brought some interesting, experimental features to iOS. Over...

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05:18
External Link: Marco Arment: How Apple Could Fix the...

Developer Marco Arment has some ideas for how Apple could restore the current MacBook Pro to the glory of the 2015 model. If nothing else, Arment suggests that Apple return to scissor key switches, since the butterfly switches in the current keyboards are disliked by many, unreliable, and expensive to repair. He also proposes removing the Touch Bar, a return to “inverted-T” arrow keys, more ports to reduce dongle dependency, better and more affordable first-party USB-C hubs, and chargers that bring back the charging LED and cable management arms. We agree with Arment, though it’s impossible to know if Apple is open to hearing and responding to such criticisms from the community.

 

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05:00
Five foosball game apps for iOS and Android devices

By Mark Cop

Every fooser has to have a foosball application on his phone. I want to offer you the list of five foosball games made for Apple (available at the Apple App Store) and Android devices so there are no excuses why haven't you already installed the most amazing game of foosball on your phone. Each and every one of those games will offer you great gaming experice, you just have to pick one: 

Foosball Cup by Ludus Studio

This is, in my opinion, one of the best foosball table games made for Android. The game is made to look like you are playing foosball on a grass field so it is a combination of football and foosball. Controls in the game are highly responsive which provides an awesome gaming experience. You can choose the table size and the difficulty and you can play with different national teams. Some of them are Argentina, USA, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Italy and even Russia.

Foosball by White...

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04:57
Must-read rules for screen time during the holidays

New research says that today’s kids spend 5 to 7 hours each day in front of a screen, whether it is watching television, playing video games, or surfing the web. Over the holidays, screen time only increases as kids have long, cold days ahead of them and parents become desperate for ways to keep them occupied.
 

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04:57
Must-read rules for screen time during the holidays

New research says that today’s kids spend 5 to 7 hours each day in front of a screen, whether it is watching television, playing video games, or surfing the web. Over the holidays, screen time only increases as kids have long, cold days ahead of them and parents become desperate for ways to keep them occupied.
 

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04:55
Mobile-based proximity payments gaining momentum in...

Mobile-based proximity payments are gaining prominence in the U.S. Although mobile payments are still small compared to well-established payment methods such as payment cards, they reached a new milestone with the launch of Apple Pay, Alipay, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay, according to a new report from Research and Markets (www.researchandmarkets.com)

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04:55
Mobile-based proximity payments gaining momentum in...

Mobile-based proximity payments are gaining prominence in the U.S. Although mobile payments are still small compared to well-established payment methods such as payment cards, they reached a new milestone with the launch of Apple Pay, Alipay, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay, according to a new report from Research and Markets (www.researchandmarkets.com)

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04:55
Amadeus Pro 2.4.3 - Multitrack sound recorder/editor...

Amadeus Pro lets you use your Mac for any audio-related task, such as live audio recording, digitizing tapes and records, converting between a variety of sound formats, etc. Thanks to its outstanding direct-to-disk abilities and waveform caching, edits on arbitrarily large sounds (even beyond the usual 2GB limit) are performed at lightning speed. The handling of large sounds is furthermore facilitated by the extensive support of markers. Its outstanding sound repairing and denoising abilities make Amadeus Pro particularly suitable for transferring vinyl records on CD.

Features

  • Simple and elegant OS X-like user interface
  • Multitrack editing an recording.
  • Batch processing and conversion.
  • Sound denoising and repairing.
  • Supports a variety of sound formats, including AIFF, Multichannel Wave, MP3, MP4, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, SoundDesigner II, QuickTime, Apple CAF, etc.
  • Support for VST and Audio Unit plug-ins....
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04:32
Brattoo Propaganda Software Introduces Photos Tagger...

Brattoo Propaganda Software has introduced Photos Tagger, a new addition to their applications suite.

Photos Tagger extracts the meta data from the Photos software database, and applies it to your photos as keywords. The app is designed to make it easier to find and organize your pics.

Photos Tagger (https://brattoo.com/propaganda/#photostagger) requires macOS 10.9 or later and Photos 2.x or higher. It costs $7.95. A demo is available for download.

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04:30
Boost Up is a fine charging pad for Apple’s latest...

While you’re waiting for Apple’s AirPower (the wireless charging accessory coming in 2018)— assuming you are — check out Belkin’s $59.99 Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad, which works just fine with the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus.

It’s fine-tuned with Qi technology and can charge at levels up to 7.5W for compatible devices. The Boost Up charges Apple’s latest smartphones on contact while maintaining full functionality of the device; you can even receive calls while your iPhone is powering up. Just place your Apple device on the circular pad (which measures jut under five inches in diameter), and they immediately start charging.

The pad’s embossed ring indicates the charging area for best placement. A soft , high-friction base pad grips your iPhone and holds it securely while it’s charging. The Boost Up’s LED indicator will light up to indicate that wireless charging has begun.

The Boost...

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04:30
Engadget UK giveaway: Win a Cyrus One amplifier and...

If you're in the midst of planning a little soirée over the Christmas period, or are generally just a bit of an audiophile, then we're giving away the perfect piece of kit this week. The sleek, minimalist Cyrus One amplifier features four line...

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04:20
Ahead of major revamp, Snapchat recognises photo...

We’re expecting a major revamp of the Snapchat app to land early next month, but it seems the company isn’t holding back everything until then. It’s been quietly rolling out a feature that recognises (some of) the content in your photos, and suggests relevant borders and filters …

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04:01
NVIDIA's AI will help GE speed up medical image...

Deep learning tech is making itself at home in hospitals by helping radiologists examine medical scans for just a buck per image. Now, GE Healthcare is bringing that AI tech directly to the scanners, thanks to partnerships with NVIDIA and Intel. It a...

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04:00
How to locate your cursor in macOS High Sierra

If you’re using a Mac with a big screen — say, a 27-inch iMac — it’s easy to “lose” your cursor. However, it’s easy to find it with macOS High Sierra.

Just shake your mouse, or wiggle your finger on the trackpad: it's what we all do instinctively, but doing so will now make the cursor grow in size momentarily so you will have no trouble spotting it.

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03:51
GRID Autosport comes to iOS, claims console-quality...

Feral Interactive has brought Codemasters’ hit racing game GRID Autosport to iPad and iPhone. The app promises ‘console-quality racing’ offering a complete version of the game with all of the content.

Ignite your high-speed career as a pro-racer with GRID Autosport for iOS. This smash hit AAA racing game uses intuitive tilt and touch controls to deliver an irresistible mix of simulation and arcade handling direct to your iPad and iPhone.

GRID Autosport for iOS is the latest instalment in the celebrated Codemasters series, comprising the complete game and all the add-on content. Compete in the world’s most exciting cars on motorsport’s most challenging circuits.

In an unusual move, all the ‘in-app purchases’ are free …

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Nov. 27, 2017

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

iOS Apps/Updates

GRID Autosport from Feral Interactive drives onto the iPad today. Originally developed by Codemasters for Windows PC and console, the racing game features all add-on content and no in-app purchases. It costs $9.99.

Eltima Software has rolled out PinDrive. It’s a free app designed for drivers to help them easily find their vehicles in parking lots. The app uses geolocation data on your iOS device to remember where you left your car. Just mark the parking location to later find the car with the help of AR pointer on the screen.

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03:00
Cyber Monday, guides begin to go online, predictions...

Cyber Monday is upon us and the deals are out there.

Per Forbes and BestBlackFriday.com, the following Cyber Monday deals have been noted:

eBay – Apple 13.3″ MacBook Air (2017) for $744.99 (save $255) – product link

eBay – Apple iPad Pro 12.9″ 256GB 4G+WiFi for $749.99 (save $110) – product link

eBay – Apple iPhone 8 64GB CDMA Unlocked for $674 (save $25) – product link

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The following links have also been predicted from other merchants:

Prediction – $250 free Walmart gift card...

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03:00
The Morning After: Monday, November 27th 2017

Welcome back from what was hopefully a nice long weekend. We've got our verdict on Google's Pixel Buds, more news on that massive Yahoo data breach, and Time Inc.'s further struggles. Oh, and some new NASA tires inspired by chainmail.

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02:10
Airbnb is reportedly being used to launder money

Criminals have long been exploiting online marketplaces for money laundering purposes, and the latest service to reportedly fall prey to fraudsters is Airbnb. According to a Daily Beast report, Russian scammers are leveraging the service to launder d...

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01:44
YouTube app update promises fix for iOS 11 battery...

Two weeks ago, we highlighted that many iPhone and iPad users were seeing severe battery issues when playing videos in the YouTube app; the device would become unnaturally warm and battery would quickly deplete when it really shouldn’t. A YouTube app update visible today in the App Store promises a fix for this problem.

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00:50
Snapchat's latest filters recognize pets and...

Ahead of its imminent redesign, Snapchat is rolling out new filters that recognize what's in your snaps to provide contextually-aware graphics. Snap quietly began doling out the new feature (which lives inside its filter carousel) to users last week,...

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Sunday November 26

23:20
Microsoft Office is now available for all Chromebooks

It took its sweet time, but Microsoft Office for Android is now available on all Play Store-compatible Chromebooks, according to Chrome Unboxed. The software's convoluted journey en route to Google's laptops is well documented. As a recap, when Andro...

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23:01
Apple Cyber Monday Roundup: Find the best deals and...




Cyber Monday is officially here and Apple authorized resellers are slashing prices on your favorite Macs, iPads, iPhones, Apple Watches, Apple TV 4K devices and headphones. From exclusive coupon deals to instant cash rebates, shoppers can save hundreds of dollars with 0% financing offers and no sales tax collected in 48 states on most items.

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21:16
Flash Deals: Apple's high-end 15" MacBook...




Today only, and while supplies last, shoppers can grab Apple's Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro in Silver with a 2.7GHz processor, 512GB of storage and Radeon 455 graphics for $1,899. The top of the line 2.9GHz model with 1TB of storage and a Radeon 460 GPU is also $2,499 ($1,000 off). In addition to the instant discounts, expedited shipping is free with no sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

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20:56
Munich ends its long-running love affair with Linux

When Munich decided to ditch many of its Windows installations in favor of Linux in 2003, it was considered a groundbreaking moment for open source software -- it was proof that Linux could be used for large-scale government work. However, it looks...

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18:52
Drones and smartphones help fight malaria in Tanzania

The fight against malaria has been improving, but there's still lots more work to do. For one thing, anti-larval sprays are both expensive and time-consuming -- you can't always afford to spray an entire area. Thankfully, a mix of technology is makin...

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17:48
Lowest Prices Anywhere: 15" MacBook Pro w/...




New Cyber Monday markdowns have arrived, and AI readers can save up to $250 on Mid 2017 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros with a multitude of upgrades. Prices start at just $1,399 for 13-inch models with 16GB of memory, while Radeon 560 15-inch MacBook Pros are as low as $2,299. All with no tax outside NY and NJ, plus 0% financing on approved credit.

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17:21
B&H's Cyber Monday sale offers 13"...




Cyber Monday deals have arrived, but you have to act fast to take advantage of the reduced prices. Save up to $1,000 on MacBook Pros, or grab a GoPro Hero6 Black for $449 ($50 off) with a free $75 B&H gift card. All with free shipping and no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

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17:19
Hands On: Scrivener 3.0 further refines the writing...




AppleInsider gets a published author to take a look at the Scrivener update, with new highlights including a much called-for rewrite of the app's Compile feature, and an interface modernization.

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16:51
Hacker in massive Yahoo breach expected to plead...

While it's doubtful that the US will catch the Russians accused of participating in the massive 2014 Yahoo breach, a third culprit appears ready to cooperate. Reuters has discovered that Canadian citizen Karim Baratov is slated to appear for a "chan...

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14:50
Time's struggle to adapt to digital brings it...

Time Inc. hasn't had the easiest time adapting to an online world: although its brands have been pushing boundaries in digital storytelling, it has made some questionable decisions (MySpace, anyone?) and is in the midst of an overhaul that could see...

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12:20
Lowest Price Ever: Apple's 27-inch iMac 5K for...




Another Cyber Monday exclusive offer is going on now, with a $450 coupon discount on Apple's Late 2015 27-inch iMac 5K (3.2GHz, 8GB, 1TB HDD, M380). Priced at $1,349 while supplies last, this deal offers shoppers the lowest price available with free shipping, no sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ, and 0% financing on approved credit.

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12:14
Motorola Ad Mocks Samsung Ad Mocking Apple

An anonymous reader quotes BGR:
A few days after the iPhone X launched in stores, Samsung came out with an anti-iPhone campaign... I actually did not expect Samsung to pull off cheap tricks like that, but it sure looks like the iPhone X is a pretty scary device to fight against. But what probably nobody saw coming is Motorola trolling Samsung with an ad of its own... The "Up-upgrade to Motorola" ad offers the alternate ending to Samsung's ad, as Motorola explains on its Facebook page... Motorola doesn't even mention the iPhone X, so if you haven't seen Samsung's ad, you'd think it's just going after Galaxy handsets.
Elsewhere on Facebook, Motorola specifically referenced the attachable accessories available for their Moto Z when mocking the Galaxy Note 8.
"Why settle for edge-to-edge, when you could project your screen up to 70 inches?"

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10:33
9to5Toys Lunch Break: MacBook Air/Pro up to $250 off...

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

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09:31
UK bill would give police the power to seize drones

The UK doesn't just want to institute rules governing how you fly your drone -- it wants to give police more power to take drones out of commission. A newly unveiled Drone Bill would give law enforcement the authority to order pilots to not only ord...

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08:00
After Math: Here turkey, turkey, turkey

Black Friday's annual madness capped off a holiday week jam packed with more major news breaks than you can stuff in a 10-pound bird. Uber was caught covering up a security breach impacting 57 million of its customers while the FCC revealed its plan...

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07:41
India Commerce Minister says country would be ‘very...

While Apple first began manufacturing the iPhone in India earlier this year, it’s looking to expand those efforts now. According to a new report from The Economic Times, India’s Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu would be “very happy” for Apple to expand its presence in India…

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06:15
Quantum encryption is now fast enough for voice calls

Quantum encryption is theoretically a dream for security, as you can't even inspect the data without altering it. However, it's currently several times slower than the conventional kind, which makes it impractical for voice calls or streaming video....

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06:13
Apple Patents ways to strengthen iDevice Cover Glass...

On Thursday the US Patent & Trademark Office published two patents that are covered in this report. The second patent covers the intricacies behind strengthening iDevice glass. The first patent covers how iDevices transition or will transition to a vehicle, plane or home network.

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04:30
Ben Heck's mini pinball game: Building walls

There's a problem with Ben's mini pinball game project: Everything is too big! Ben realizes that it's time to decide on the design for the playing field, adding space for the various lanes, the larger bumpers and free travel for the ball. But can...

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Saturday November 25

22:03
Australia may offer facial recognition data to...

The concerns over government facial recognition systems don't just revolve around the possibility of Orwellian control -- it's that they may share that data with others you don't completely trust. Australia is learning this first-hand. The Guardian...

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20:59
iFFmpeg 6.6.0 - Convert multimedia files between...

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



Version 6.6.0:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.7 or later

  • Added option 'Frame Length in milliseconds’
  • Added option 'Target RMS’
  • Added option 'Compress factor’
  • Added option 'Gaussian filter window size’
  • Added option 'Target peak value’
  • Added option 'Maximum gain factor’
  • Added option 'Enable channels coupling’
  • Added option 'Enable alternative boundary mode’
  • Added video filter 'Frame Rate’
  • Added option 'Scene Change Level’
  • Added option 'Start range Linear Interpolation’
  • Added option 'End range Linear Interpolation’
  • Added"SMPTE ST428...
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20:59
Mellel 4.0.2 - The word processor for scholars,...

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



Version 4.0.2:

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

Note: Currently available for $35.40.

  • Fixed a regression (in 4.0.1) that caused Mellel to crash and misbehave when performing bibliography scans



  • OS X 10.6 or later
...

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20:59
Firetask Pro 4.0.4 - Innovative task management...

Firetask Pro uniquely combines the advantages of classical priority-and-due-date-based task management with GTD.

  • Stay focused and on top of your commitments - Firetask Pro's "Today" view shows all relevant due and next tasks in a single, clear overview. Due tasks only appear when becoming due within the next days, next tasks only if they are the first next task of a project or if marked as flagged. This helps you to focus on your most urgent and important tasks.
  • Manage your tasks in a project-oriented way - Firetask Pro is project-oriented. Every task is part of a project and the order of next tasks is defined within each project. This helps you to break down your unnumbered tasks into manageable units and it helps us to provide you with a more focused view across all your commitments.
  • Efficiently enter and delegate your tasks -Entering a number of tasks in Firetask Pro is as simple and fast as writing a view lines of text. There is...
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20:59
Monosnap 3.4.6 - Versatile screenshot utility with...

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

Features

  • Capture
    • Capture full screen, just part of the screen, or a selected window
    • Make your crop area pixel perfect with our 8x magnifier
    • Customize hotkeys
    • Make timed screenshot
    • Record screencasts
    • Highlight details while recording a video
  • Annotate and Edit
    • Highlight important details with pen, text, arrows and shapes
    • Hide private information with blur tool
    • Open snapshots in your favorite external editor
  • Save and share
    • Login to get free cloud storage space
    • Connect Monosnap to Evernote, Dropbox, CloudApp, Yandex.Disk and Box.com
    • Add your personal FTP, SFTP, WebDAV or S3 server
    • Upload files and images by dropping them to the menubar icon
    • Drag-and-drop right from the editor
    • Use your own FTP,...
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20:59
Skype 8.11.0.4 - Voice-over-internet phone and chat...

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

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

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

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



Version 8.11.0.4:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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20:26
Cyber Monday Apple Deals: Premium 13" Touch Bar...




Cyber Monday exclusive coupons have arrived! If you're looking for the lowest price on a premium Mid 2017 MacBook Pro or iMac desktop, our exclusive coupon can save you $200 to $320 on upgraded models with no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ, as well as 0% financing.

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20:03
Last call for $1,599 27" iMac 5K, plus $100 off...




Time is running out to save $200 on Apple's Mid 2017 27" iMac 5K at B&H. Plus, pick up a 256GB 10.5" iPad Pro with cellular for $829 ($100 off) or a high-end Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro for $2,099. All with no tax outside NY and NJ.

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19:49
Companies pull ads from YouTube over comments in...

YouTube is once again facing an advertiser fallout. HP, candy giant Mars and other big-name brands are pulling their ads from the streaming site after BuzzFeed and Times stories revealed that their ads were running alongside videos of children that w...

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18:37
The New Mutants

These are not the bubbly New Mutants from when I was a teenager!

The post The New Mutants appeared first on krypted.com.

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17:56
Uber's new chief knew about hack months before...

Uber may have come clean about the grievous hack that exposed data for 57 million users, but it apparently took its time getting to that point. Wall Street Journal sources have learned that new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi was informed about the data breac...

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16:06
Over 1.3 million anti-net neutrality FCC comments...

It's no secret that bots flooded the FCC with comments supporting its plans to kill net neutrality. But just how many comments were fraudulent? All too many, according to data scientist Jeff Kao. He recently conducted a study that used natural langua...

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14:46
Lowest price anywhere: Apple's 13" MacBook...




This Thanksgiving, AppleInsider readers can save $450 on Apple's Early 2015 13-inch MacBook Pro with 16GB of memory and 256GB of storage. This is the lowest price point available for a MacBook Pro with 16GB of RAM. Plus, enjoy free expedited delivery with no sales tax collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

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14:33
Fernando Alonso is the first F1 driver with an...

You've seen basketball and soccer (aka football) teams dive into eSports, and now it's the turn for individual Formula One drivers to get in on the action. McLaren Honda driver Fernando Alonso has launched an eSports team in partnership with Logitec...

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14:22
Google Patents a Motorized Pixelbook Lid that Opens...

Apple and Google are duking it out in the education market with Google getting the upper hand on some level with their Chromebook taking more then 50% of the market. Now Google's Pixelbook is aiming for higher education and general consumers. This week Google was granted a patent for possible future Pixelbook features that could give it some whizzbang appeal. Yet in the bigger picture, there's a hardware war on the horizon between Apple and Google that will cross over to AI and Machine Learning. While both camps are gearing up for the 5G revolution, Google is under the false impression that they've already won the war before it's even begun.

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14:03
Monosnap 3.4.6 - Versatile screenshot utility with...

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

Features

  • Capture
    • Capture full screen, just part of the screen, or a selected window
    • Make your crop area pixel perfect with our 8x magnifier
    • Customize hotkeys
    • Make timed screenshot
    • Record screencasts
    • Highlight details while recording a video
  • Annotate and Edit
    • Highlight important details with pen, text, arrows and shapes
    • Hide private information with blur tool
    • Open snapshots in your favorite external editor
  • Save and share
    • Login to get free cloud storage space
    • Connect Monosnap to Evernote, Dropbox, CloudApp, Yandex.Disk and Box.com
    • Add your personal FTP, SFTP, WebDAV or S3 server
    • Upload files and images by dropping them to the menubar icon
    • Drag-and-drop right from the editor
    • Use your own FTP,...
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13:01
Uber gets the go-ahead for its Russian merger

Uber's merger with Yandex's taxi service is effectively a done deal. Russian antitrust regulators have approved the union between the two ride-hailing companies, clearing the way for its expected completion in January 2018. The deal gives Yandex ma...

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11:58
I, Darwin: an oral history of the IKEA monkey

I remember when this happened in 2012 and thinking was a really weird story. This oral history shows it was even weirder than I imagined.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:30
Google Pixel Buds review: You (and Google) can do...

When Google revealed its new Pixels earlier this year, it made a tacit statement: the age of headphone jacks on smartphones is over. So, what's a diehard Google phone fan to do? Buy Google's new wireless earbuds -- in theory, at least. Several leaks...

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11:11
Construction of Apple’s stunning ‘second spaceship’...

I actually had no idea Apple was building a 2nd spaceship.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:11
Mellel 4.0.2 - The word processor for scholars,...

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



Version 4.0.2:

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

Note: Currently available for $35.40.

  • Fixed a regression (in 4.0.1) that caused Mellel to crash and misbehave when performing bibliography scans



  • OS X 10.6 or later
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10:00
A security expert built an unofficial Wikipedia for...

Wikipedia is a nigh-essential source of information, but it's usually so accessible in Western countries that users forget when it isn't. Take Turkey, which blocked its citizens from accessing the site in April and rejected an appeal when the Wikimed...

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09:23
Skype 8.11.0.4 - Voice-over-internet phone and chat...

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

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

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

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



Version 8.11.0.4:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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08:53
This week’s top stories: What HomePod could have...

In this week’s top stories: The iPhone X and Apple Watch are named two of the best gadgets of the year, we dive deep into the best Black Friday deals, new details about the iMac Pro, what the HomePod could have been, and more. Read on for all of this week’s top stories.. more…

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08:30
‘Flying Lotus in 3D’ is a jam session between music...

Backstage at the concert venue Brooklyn Steel in New York, the artist Flying Lotus was discussing his persistent desire to create experiences so new that they were inconceivable to an audience before the show.

"I want people to be able to just be li...

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07:30
iFFmpeg 6.6.0 - Convert multimedia files between...

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



Version 6.6.0:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.7 or later

  • Added option 'Frame Length in milliseconds’
  • Added option 'Target RMS’
  • Added option 'Compress factor’
  • Added option 'Gaussian filter window size’
  • Added option 'Target peak value’
  • Added option 'Maximum gain factor’
  • Added option 'Enable channels coupling’
  • Added option 'Enable alternative boundary mode’
  • Added video filter 'Frame Rate’
  • Added option 'Scene Change Level’
  • Added option 'Start range Linear Interpolation’
  • Added option 'End range Linear Interpolation’
  • Added"SMPTE ST428...
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07:21
Firetask Pro 4.0.4 - Innovative task management...

Firetask Pro uniquely combines the advantages of classical priority-and-due-date-based task management with GTD.

  • Stay focused and on top of your commitments - Firetask Pro's "Today" view shows all relevant due and next tasks in a single, clear overview. Due tasks only appear when becoming due within the next days, next tasks only if they are the first next task of a project or if marked as flagged. This helps you to focus on your most urgent and important tasks.
  • Manage your tasks in a project-oriented way - Firetask Pro is project-oriented. Every task is part of a project and the order of next tasks is defined within each project. This helps you to break down your unnumbered tasks into manageable units and it helps us to provide you with a more focused view across all your commitments.
  • Efficiently enter and delegate your tasks -Entering a number of tasks in Firetask Pro is as simple and fast as writing a view lines of text. There is...
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07:15
Spam is back

I’m sure many Loop readers will say they have few issues with spam but that’s probably because we’re tech savvy enough to take measures to avoid it. But average users are not so lucky.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:00
From Android to iOS – Introduction

My name is Chris Leckness and I’ve decided to write a series of articles about my transition from Android to iOS for my old friend Steve right here on AppleWorld.Today!

I recently made a jump from Android (Google Pixel XL) to iOS (iPhone X) and it’s been quite some time since I’ve used iOS as my daily device. I have had an iPhone 5C as my work phone but it's never on as I have my calls and text messages forwarded to my personal phone to avoid carrying two phones. Prior the iPhone X, the lastest iOS device that I used for more than a day or two was the iPhone 4, which I used for 6 months before returning to Android.

Before I start this series, I felt that it would be best to let the readers know where I come from and a little about me.

Who Am I?

Like I said, my name is Chris Leckness and I am from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I am a middle aged guy that has been in the smartphone game since around 2004 when I...

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06:57
KGI: iPhone X production improving rapidly as demand...

As the holiday shopping season officially begins, KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo is out with a new investor note this morning touching on iPhone X demand and supply. Kuo explains in the note that while some believe the iPhone X’s quickly improving supply is due to low demand, he attributes it to production improvements with demand remaining strong…

more…

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06:38
Samsung smart TVs gain Amazon Prime Music support

Samsung has recently tightened its relationship with Amazon, partnering up on its HDR10+ tech meant to counter Dolby Vision HDR. Now, Samsung's smart TVs will be some of the first third-party, non-Alexa devices able to stream Amazon Prime Music and U...

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04:21
Nartron, a Pioneer in Developing the Modern Day...

A Michigan Company by the name of Nartron is suing Apple for infringing their patent titled "Capacitive responsive electronic switching circuit." The company claims that Apple's every iDevice comprises of capacitive touch sensing devices that covers multitouch and therefore infringes their patent, even though Apple uses touch technology from Broadcom and Texas Instruments.

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04:13
Unearthing oxygen-starved bacteria might worsen...

A recently-released federal report has finally credited humans with causing climate change, but we might have more to worry about than fossil fuel emissions. While we knew bacteria in earth's soil releases almost a third of the carbon dioxide that re...

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02:19
Snapchat's new ad formats are designed to keep...

This week, Snapchat debuted two new ad styles meant to engage its users more and encourage less skipping, TechCrunch reports. So far, the app's ads have largely consisted of short videos, which followed the last clip in a Story or were placed through...

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02:15
Video: Everything you need to know about Apple'...




In our latest video, AppleInsider goes through every new detail, feature and rumored specification related to Apple's upcoming iMac Pro.

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02:10
Surviving Thanksgiving: iPhone-connected fitness...




You don't necessarily need extra gear to keep in shape during the holidays, but it can certainly help if you know what you're doing. Here are a few hardware accessories iPhone owners might want to consider before hitting the weights or lacing up running shoes.

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02:04
iPhone X supply chain improvements, not weak demand...




This week's bump in iPhone X delivery estimates, now down to one to two weeks, fueled speculation of weakened demand for Apple's flagship handset, but noted KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes the change is due to better than expected supply chain enhancements and parts availability.

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00:25
Talk with the first-ever robot politician on...

Have you often felt that no matter what you asked politicians, they'd automatically reply with a stock response? Now you can address a real robot that plans on running for office -- or at least, that's what its creators intend. SAM is an AI chatbot '...

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Friday November 24

23:30
Apple Black Friday 2017: Find the best deals and...




Black Friday deals are here and Apple authorized resellers are slashing prices on your favorite Macs, iPads, iPhones, Apple Watches, Apple TV 4K devices and headphones. From exclusive coupon deals to instant cash rebates, shoppers can save hundreds of dollars with no sales tax collected in 48 states on many items, as well as no interest financing incentives on popular products.

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23:30
Lowest price ever: Apple's high-end 15"...




Apple authorized reseller Adorama is taking $1,000 off the Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with an upgraded 2.9GHz processor and top of the line Radeon 460 graphics. This Space Gray notebook also qualifies for free expedited shipping and no tax outside NY and NJ. Adorama is also offering no interest if paid in full within 12 months using the store card.

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23:30
Killer Deals: Save $70 to $350 instantly on Apple...




New, lower prices for Black Friday! AppleInsider readers can take advantage of exclusive coupons and instant discounts this week to instantly save between $70 and $350 on every Mid 2017 MacBook Pro, including Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Plus, sales tax will not be collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ and systems qualify for 0% financing offer

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23:30
B&H's Apple Black Friday sale delivers 13...




First come, first served! B&H's Black Friday sale starts now with cash discounts of up to $800 off MacBook Pros, MacBook Airs, Mac minis, iPads, Beats headphones and 27" iMac 5Ks. Each device qualifies for free shipping with no sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. Don't delay, many of these deals are valid today only.

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23:30
Flash Deal: Apple's 15" MacBook Pro for $1...




For 48 hours only, and while supplies last, shoppers can grab Apple's Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro in Silver for $1,599, the absolute lowest price ever on this quad-core notebook. In addition to the instant $800 discount, expedited shipping to the contiguous U.S. is free with no sales tax on orders shipped to addresses outside NY and NJ.

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23:28
KGI: Improved iPhone X Shipping Estimates Due to...

Steady improvements in iPhone X supplies that have seen shipping estimates fall to 1-2 weeks are due to better-than-expected improvements in production since the device's launch, rather than any weakness demand, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who shared the information in a new research report obtained by MacRumors.

According to Kuo, who frequently shares accurate information from Apple's supply chain, iPhone X production issues "have been well addressed" in recent weeks, with Foxconn's production now at 450,000-550,000 units per day compared to just 50,000-150,000 a month or two ago as Apple geared up to launch the device.

Two of the primary bottlenecks that contributed to tight supplies of the iPhone X have largely been resolved, according to Kuo, with Career quickly...

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22:30
Pornhub's first store has a livestreaming bed...

Pop-up stores are all the rage, but Pornhub's shop in New York City is offering something... unique. If you visit its just-opened location on 70 Wooster Street, you'll see a bed with a camera that livestreams directly to the porn giant's website. No,...

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20:59
CleanMyMac 3.9.2 - $39.95

CleanMyMac makes space for the things you love. Sporting a range of ingenious new features, CleanMyMac lets you safely and intelligently scan and clean your entire system, delete large, unused files, reduce the size of your iPhoto library, uninstall unneeded apps or fix the ones that started to work improperly, manage all your extensions from one place and do much more - all from one newly designed and beautifully simple interface.



Version 3.9.2:

  • [Improved] CleanMyMac's cleanup recommendation logic got better for your max results.
  • [Fixed] Crash on launch if no disk space was available



  • OS X 10.9 or later



Download Now]]>

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20:59
'Ghost In The Shell' VR arcade game is a...

For everybody that's watched Ghost in the Shell and thought to themselves, "yes, I too would like to experience tearing tanks apart with my bare hands," your day has come. Well, sort of. After a four-month delay, Bandai Namco's VR Zone Shinjuku is fi...

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19:39
Editorial: Thankful for iPhone X




Throughout this miserable year we suffered a series of horrific tropical storms and deadly wildfires; a year of ugly, divisive politics, nonstop fake news and a new broader realization that many of the people we formerly respected have actually led terrible abusive lives of harassment, assault and even predation of children. We can take some comfort in the fact that at least our technology improved dramatically.

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19:16
Best Buy will have Nintendo's SNES Classic in...

If you still don't own an SNES Classic Edition, you'll have a chance to get one tomorrow, November 25th. Best Buy has announced that it will sell Nintendo's mini, retro console in stores across the US starting at 9AM local time. Not surprisingly, you...

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17:49
Indian Retailers are Mad as Hell that Apple has cut...

Last week Patently Apple posted a report titled "After a Long Battle with India's Telecom Regulatory Authority, Apple agrees to Develop a custom Anti-Spam App." Apple had been dragging out their compliance which angered R S Sharma, Chairman of Telecom Regulatory Authority. Now a new bone of contention has surfaced. According to a new report out of India, "Apple has reduced retail margins on the iPhone X by nearly ...

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17:02
Image-sharing site Imgur was hacked in 2014

Imgur, a popular picture-sharing site, revealed today that it suffered a data breach in 2014, claiming it was just notified of it on November 23rd. In a blog post, Imgur said hackers stole email addresses and passwords of 1.7 million user accounts --...

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16:33
Tamagotchi is heading to your smartphone in 2018

Tamagotchi is celebrating its 20th birthday this year with the release of a special anniversary edition, which was good enough to land on our holiday gift guide. But, the festivities don't end there, as the virtual pet is (at long last) making the le...

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16:32
Korean Report Headline Reads: "iPhone X Starts...

First thing this morning Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Fans in South Korea Jam SK Telecom Store to the get their hands on the new iPhone X." The report focused on the action of the three wireless carriers. This afternoon a new report has surfaced covering the action at Frisbee, the largest Apple premium reseller where Apple fans stood out in the sleet to get their hands on the new iPhone X at Midnight Friday in Gangnam.

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15:49
9to5Rewards: Black Friday w/ 30% off Caseology cases...

If you’re shopping this Black Friday, and are in need of some new protection for your iPhone 8, 8+, or X, take advantage of 30% off Caseology cases with exclusive promo code “9TO5MACX“ before Nov. 30 to get a great deal on a new case. And in case you haven’t already, remember to enter our biggest giveaway to date below for your chance to win an iPhone X:

more…

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15:42
Analyst Predicts Apple will Raise their Budget for...

Earlier this month Patently Apple posted a report about Apple snapping up a major drama series with Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston for two seasons. Apple's new team is beginning to get some traction and the rumor today is that Apple will ramp its original content spending to ...

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14:58
Five state attorneys general are investigating Uber...

Uber's latest security breach, which exposed 57 million customers' and drivers' personal information, has come under more and more scrutiny since it was revealed earlier this week. The Federal Trade Commission has already confirmed that it's looking...

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14:48
AWT News Update: November 24, 2017

Today's Black Friday edition of the AWT News Update is short and sweet, with a few fun news items for you to digest along with yesterday's turkey:

  • Apple began selling the iPhone X in 14 new markets today, bringing the total number of countries where the new phone is available up to 71
  • There's still time to take advantage of Apple's Black Friday shopping event, where you'll get gift cards up to $150 in value with your purchase of Apple gear
  • Apple opened its first re-designed retail store in Australia today, a new store replacing the 9-year-old Chadstone location in Melbourne

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

Text...

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13:46
Logic Pros: Best Black Friday deals for Mac/iOS...

We have a number of notable Black Friday 2017 deals from AKAI, Native Instruments, IK Multimedia, MOOG, loads of plug-in makers and much more. The list of discounted iOS production/synth apps is growing by the minute, and this is the place to find the best of everything.

Head below for our round-up of the hottest Black Friday 2017 deals for musicians and producers… more…

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13:20
NASA goes back to the middle ages for its rover tire...

The Mars Curiosity rover has been a big success, but NASA's modern tech couldn't save its tires from breaking down in the harsh conditions of Mars. For future missions, the agency has gone back to the age of knights. Based on the principals of chainm...

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12:38
Snapchat launches new AR Trial Ads along with...

Snapchat has launched two new ways to increase revenue with advertising this week with Promoted Stories and also a new AR Trial Ads program. The social media service is hoping these new ads will be skipped less by users and will give the company a leg up on Facebook/Instagram.

more…

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12:15
Best Black Friday iOS & Mac App Deals: Monument...

As always around this time of the year, we are seeing a massive list of top-tier iOS and Mac apps with deep price drops. Black Friday and Cyber Monday bring some of the most notable deals of the year on the widest selections of games and apps on Apple’s digital marketplaces. Head below for this year’s best… more…

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12:14
[Sponsor] Go Paperless With Doxie — Up to $90 Off,...

Doxie mobile scanners are the reliable, intuitive, high-quality scanners that connect your physical paper to your digital world.

Gone are the days of crummy, complex, computer-driven scanners. Thanks to a small footprint, rechargeable battery, and expansive memory, Doxie fits your life — take Doxie with you and scan anywhere, no computer required. Amazing apps included for Mac and iOS make going paperless easy (and fun!).

Now through Cyber Monday, get up to $90 off retail:

  • Best selling: Doxie Q features its collapsible flip-open automatic document feeder, rechargeable battery, and computer-free wireless design to scan all your paper.

  • Just launched: Doxie Go SE and Doxie Go SE Wi-Fi feature smart, simple scanning, rechargeable battery, and...

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12:00
The big stores that track your every online move

A study by Princeton researchers came to light earlier this month, revealing that more than 400 of the world's most popular websites use the equivalent of hacking tools to spy on you without your knowledge or consent.

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11:40
The real refugees of Casablanca

Casablanca is my favorite movie of all time and, while I knew the circumstances were based in fact, this story goes much deeper.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:15
Road signs suck. What if we got rid of them all?

For us in North America, this might be a terrifying thought.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:00
Google and Apple Order Telegram To Nuke Channel Over...

An anonymous reader writes: Instant messaging client Telegram has for the first time blocked access to an entire channel following pressure from Google and Apple. A channel, called Any Suitable Pop, was found distributing copyright infringed copies of songs from Taylor Swift's new album 'Reputation'. It's understood that following complaints from Universal Music, Google and Apple ordered Telegram to take action.


...

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10:40
Lowest price ever: Apple's high-end 15"...




Apple authorized reseller Adorama is taking $1,000 off the Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with an upgraded 2.9GHz processor and top of the line Radeon 460 graphics. This Space Gray notebook also qualifies for free expedited shipping and no tax outside NY and NJ. Adorama is also offering no interest if paid in full within 12 months using the store card.

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10:30
This stripped-down blogging tool exemplifies...

This might be a tool for people who just want to get thoughts online without having to worry about all the detritus that comes with it.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:22
The future of retail in the age of Amazon

While it feels like “everyone” is shopping online and retail is on its death bed, this story says it’s not as bad as what it may seem.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:36
Data reveals the films where critics and audiences...

This kind of stuff always fascinates me – how critics can love or hate a movie but audience reaction is the complete opposite.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:31
Black Friday 2017: Save $800 on Base Model 2016 15-...

Apple authorized reseller B&H Photo Video is offering an impressive $800 discount on the 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.

The flash Black Friday sale drops the price of last year's base model MacBook Pro in silver to $1,599, down from Apple's original price of $2,399 last year. That is by far the lowest price we've ever seen for this particular model.

The base model 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro is equipped with a 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, 256GB of SSD storage, and both dedicated AMD Radeon Pro 450 and integrated Intel HD Graphics 530 graphics.

While newer 2017 MacBook Pro models with Kaby Lake processors were released in May, the performance improvements driven by the small bump in base and turbo frequencies are relatively minor and shouldn't be a big deal for most customers.

B&H Photo Video and Adorama have a few other notable...

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09:29
9to5Toys Black Friday: 9.7-inch iPad $250, Philips...

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

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09:20
∞ Open a six-pack all at once

I definitely would have used this in college but it does seem like a lot of effort for a fairly simply

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08:37
Surviving Thanksgiving: Play some games with your...




When a large family comes together in a gathering, including Thanksgiving, this often leads to either a boredom-filled conversation or a spirited verbal match between people who don't like each other. In an attempt to liven up proceedings and to keep the peace, AppleInsider offers some suggestions of apps that can keep everyone occupied, or at least keep you amused while you keep away from the rest of the group.

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08:06
Review: Chocolate Hub 2 is a perfect desk companion...

When Apple decided to drop USB for USB-C I was actually excited about it, contrary to most people’s reactions. Thankfully there are many companies like 23Devices making solid products to help us be more productive with the tools we have.

more…

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07:53
Black Friday 2017: Some of the Best Apps, Games, and...

Today is Black Friday, meaning many people are out shopping at physical stores to take advantage of the best deals, but there are also discounts hitting apps and movies that you can buy at home on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. Because of this, we've taken a look at the best games, productivity apps, and movies you can buy at a discount today. Of course, this is just a glimpse into the extensive sales you can find by checking out the App Store and iTunes Movies Store.

We've listed some of the best deals on the most popular apps below, but to find tons more apps and games that are on sale, make sure to visit our sister sister site AppShopper.

Games

- Strike Team Hydra - $0.99, down from $7.99

- Mini Metro - $1.99, down from $4.99

-...

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07:14
Black Friday 2017: Save $200 on Apple's Latest...

Best Buy has discounted all fifth-generation 9.7-inch iPad models with Wi-Fi + Cellular by $200 on a two-year contract with Verizon.

This limited time Black Friday deal drops the price of Apple's budget tablet to an all-time low of $259 for 32GB of storage or $359 for 128GB of storage, compared to regular prices of $459 and $559 respectively, in the United States.

The deal is available for select Gold and Space Gray models on Best Buy's website, with the deal for other models available at Best Buy stores only.

- 9.7-inch iPad/32GB/Space Gray — now...

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07:05
U.S. Court of Appeals dismisses a Lawsuit brought...

In 2014 Patently Apple posted a Patently Legal report titled "Apple's iTunes Targeted in new Patent Lawsuit." The patent troll known as Rembrandt Patent Innovations LLC used a University of Pennsylvania patent to sue Apple over their servers and other Apple electronic devices supporting iTunes functionality. This week the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled ...

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07:00
The best smartwatches and fitness trackers to give...

If a plain-Jane fitness tracker seems like too uninspired of a gift, we have some other ideas. You could buy any number of smartwatches that fared well in our tests. Engadget's resident runners also say Garmin Forerunner watches are a good bet for at...

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06:51
CleanMyMac 3.9.2 - $39.95

CleanMyMac makes space for the things you love. Sporting a range of ingenious new features, CleanMyMac lets you safely and intelligently scan and clean your entire system, delete large, unused files, reduce the size of your iPhoto library, uninstall unneeded apps or fix the ones that started to work improperly, manage all your extensions from one place and do much more - all from one newly designed and beautifully simple interface.



Version 3.9.2:

  • [Improved] CleanMyMac's cleanup recommendation logic got better for your max results.
  • [Fixed] Crash on launch if no disk space was available



  • OS X 10.9 or later



Download Now]]>

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06:32
Apple Files for the Figurative Trademark for Machine...

Apple unveiled Core ML at their WWDC in June, a software framework for letting developers deploy and work with trained machine learning models in apps on all of Apple’s platforms—iOS, MacOS, TvOS, and WatchOS. This week Apple filed for the figurative trademark for Machine Learning in the U.S., the EU and Hong Kong

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06:24
Black Friday 2017: Here Are the Best App Store and...

Similar to years past, one of the best deals going on this Black Friday revolves around discounts on the App Store and iTunes gift card, allowing you to snag some expensive cards at a slight discount and apply it to your Apple Music subscription, movie and book purchases, and much more. For this reason, we've decided to round up some of the places that are offering nice discounts on App Store and iTunes gift cards today.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

We've noted the retailer, discount amount, and whether the card is physical or delivered via email in the list below, all of which are in stock as of writing:

-...

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06:19
iPhone X telephoto lens requires less than a quarter...

A low-light test of the telephoto lens in the iPhone X has revealed that it works in a quarter of the light needed by the iPhone 7 Plus.

Studio Neat’s Dan Provost noted that the iPhone makes up its own mind when to use the telephoto lens, even when you’ve selected it in the camera app …

more…

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06:10
The best Black Friday deals 2017

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

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06:00
How 'Dinner Party' tells an alien...

At our first Engadget Experience in LA last week, we premiered five virtual reality projects that pushed the boundaries of the new medium. Among them was Dinner Party, a retelling of the famous Betty and Barney Hill alien abduction story. Based on wh...

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05:54
Australia sees its first redesigned Apple Store in...

It’s taken a while for the new Apple Store design to reach Australia, but the company today opened the first of the refits in Melbourne.

The new Chadstone store is three times the size of the one it replaces …

more…

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05:31
Yamaha's MX88 synth turns your iPhone into a...

I hate, hate, hate computers and phones/tablets on stage. To me, a Macbook sitting next to a keyboardist or percussionist is just asking for trouble. Computers freeze, apps crash and sometimes you forget to turn off notifications and now everyone in...

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05:14
'MST3K' will mock B movies for another...

If Twitch's Mystery Science Theater 3000 binge-fest didn't scratch your itch, we've got good news for you: Netflix is renewing the show's revival MST3K: The Return for a second season (and the 12th season overall). A brief announcement video (featuri...

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05:11
Today the Apple Chadstone Store in Australia Opened...

On Black Friday Apple unveiled their first retail space in Australia boasting its new store design at Chadstone shopping centre just in time for Christmas and school holidays. The new Apple Chadstone is...

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05:07
Smart Home Diary: The true test of a technology’s...

I mentioned that planning a home move gave me a couple of new perspectives on smart home technology, while starting from scratch in the new place forced me to think about what has and hasn’t justified its existence.

They say that the true test of the value of anything is to try living without it for a while, and that’s exactly what I’ve been doing for the past couple of weeks.

Much as I love our new apartment, the view from which which came in very handy for testing the iPhone X camera, the place has also required some work. It took a week to get broadband up-and-running, without which I couldn’t install anything, and we also needed to get some...

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04:56
EE's next phone will be all glass and cost just...

It's been so long since EE launched a new own-brand smartphone, scan its online store and you won't find any handset bearing the carrier's logo on offer. It appears EE is planning to release such a device in the coming weeks, however, just in time to...

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04:50
Singapore's driverless buses to serve three...

While driverless buses are making cameos in Las Vegas and Michigan, they're set to become a more common sight in Singapore in the near future. Following initial trials of an autonomous shuttle (fit for 80 passengers), the country plans to bring a mix...

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04:23
Windows 10 keyboard offers emoji suggestions in...

Windows 10 Insiders in the Fast Ring were the first to try out Microsoft's emoji 5.0 bonanza in June, before support rolled out widely with the Fall Creators Update. And, the tech giant is bundling yet more emoji goodness in its latest preview, which...

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03:50
As promised, iPhone X now on sale in 13 more...

Apple announced earlier this month that the iPhone X would go on sale in 13 more countries as of today, and it is now available in these new markets.

The flagship new iPhone is now available in a total of 70 countries …

more…

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03:45
Apple Fans in South Korea Jam SK Telecom Store to...

Patently Apple reported earlier this month that the iPhone X would be on sale in 14 more countries on November 24 and one of the countries listed was South Korea. Despite the government raid on Apple yesterday in an effort to mar the iPhone X's launch today, it didn't work ...

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03:15
iPhone X shipping times improve, drop to 1 to 2...

If you’re attempting to buy an iPhone X for someone in Europe or Asia for the holidays, your odds have improved.

A number of users have reported that shipping estimates for the iPhone X have improved across Europe and Asia on Thursday. As a result, many regional online Apple stores now quoting delivery within the first eight days of December.

France, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Czech Republic, and the United Kingdom now all show shipping dates between December 1st and December 8th, suggesting that Apple’s boost in iPhone X production seems to be paying off.

Shipping dates also appear to have improved for other European countries, including Italy and Spain, which now show shipping estimates between December 1st and December 11th. Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, and Switzerland currently give a 1 to 2 week shipping estimates.

In Asia, regional online stores such as those in Japan, China, and Singapore show shipping...

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03:10
Samsung to Showcase 150 Inch Micro-LED TV at CES 2018

On Monday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Working with TSMC on Tough Phase of Next-Gen Micro-LED Displays." Apple has moved the research into a positive stage of development with the help of TSMC. To psychologically get ahead of Apple, Samsung will showcase a 150 inch micro-LED home theater TV at CES 2018 in January.

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03:09
Latest 'Pokémon' games include an ode to...

Developers are still eager to show their gratitude to Nintendo's late Satoru Iwata. Gamers have learned that Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon include a clear, heartfelt tribute to the company's long-serving president. It requires that you ha...

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03:00
Black Friday 2017 roundups begin to go live, savings...

It’s that time again.

With Black Friday underway, the savings abound and the cool cats at AppleInsider have published a pretty huge roundup of deals from assorted Apple authorized resellers. The lineup includes Macs, iPads, iPhones, Apple Watched, Apple TV 4K units, headphones, drones and other accessories and notes no sales tax within the lower 48 states (excluding New York and New Jersey).

The roundup includes deals from vendors such as Adorama, B&H Photo, Abt Electronics, Amazon, MacMall and Best Buy.

Check out the link below and if you’re able to find a truly excellent deal somewhere, please let us know in the comments.

Via AppleInsider

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03:00
The Morning After: Friday, November 24th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Black Friday is here. With some help from our friends at Wirecutter, we've distilled some of the best deals right here. As you process yesterday's carbs and bird protein, take a look at some of the tech news you...

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02:20
Black Friday 2017 deals: here are the UK's best

Another year, another Black Friday discount day. While we don't celebrate Thanksgiving, we're now fully onboard with the sale frenzy that accompanies it (even if we don't like to admit it to ourselves). If you're in the market for a new piece of tech...

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01:27
‘Session’ doesn’t care about your pro-skater high...

There hasn't really been a good skateboarding game since Skate 3 in 2010. Don't even try to mention Tony Hawk 5, either: that game was awful. Session, an upcoming skateboarding simulation game by Crea-ture Studios, aims to change that with a neat-loo...

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01:00
Black Friday Deal: ECOVACS DEEBOT N79 robotic vacuum...

You've always wanted a robotic vacuum cleaner that you can control or schedule from your iPhone, right? But the price tag on some of these devices can be prohibitively high, so you've probably put off the purchase. ECOVACS has partnered with Apple World Today on a bunch of Black Friday specials on its line of iOS-controlled robot vacuum cleaners that will have you pulling out your wallet to make the purchase. 

My very own ECOVACS DEEBOT N79, standing ready to clean up!

The deals start with the ECOVACS DEEBOT N79 at 25% off -- that's $149.98. This is the same vacuum that got a 5-star review earlier this year from Apple World Today. This little robot cleans the upstairs part of our house several times a week, returning to its charging dock...

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00:04
Apple’s official Black Friday ‘deals’ are here, but...

Apple has officially launched its Black Friday promotions in the United States. As usual, the company isn’t offering straight cash discounts on any of its products, but rather rewarding customers with an Apple Store gift card with select purchases.

You can get up to a $150 gift card with your purchase, but that hardly compares to deals we’re seeing elsewhere. We’re also seeing significant accessory deals across the web

more…

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00:04
NASA's Cassini probe bids farewell to Saturn...

NASA's Cassini spacecraft was always destined to be a doomed hero. After two decades in space, diligently exploring Saturn and its many strange and beautiful moons, operators deliberately crashed the spacecraft into the planet to make sure the moons...

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00:01
Check out our Black Friday deals...and get another...

It's finally here - Black Friday, and you're hopefully sitting in front of your Mac or lounging in bed with an iPad instead of standing in a crowd in front of a big box store. We've got a TON of deals for you that are already incredibly good, but if you use the coupon code BFRIDAY20 you'll be able to take another 20% off the price tag at checkout. Remember, when you buy from the Apple World Today Deals Shop, you're also supporting the site.

Let's get rollin' on the Black Friday deals!

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23:07
Black Friday 2017: The Best Deals on iPhones, iPads...

Thanksgiving is well underway in the United States, and Black Friday deals online and at brick and mortar stores are starting to go live across the country. Major retail stores like Target, Best Buy, and Walmart will be opening their doors this evening, while many online-only deals are already live.

Below, we've rounded up some of the best deals we've come across on Apple products like iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Macs, and accessories, and many, many more deals can be found in our dedicated Black Friday roundup.

iPhone

Walmart is offering a $300 Walmart Gift Card with the purchase of an iPhone X, iPhone 8,...

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22:25
CBS TV channels are back on Dish

Following an intentional three-day blackout, CBS channels are available once again for Dish customers, as the two companies have reached an agreement in a financial dispute.

CBS and Dish have been feuding for months: CBS wanted Dish to pay higher fe...

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22:00
Apple Black Friday 2017: Find the best deals and...




Black Friday deals are here and Apple authorized resellers are slashing prices on your favorite Macs, iPads, iPhones, Apple Watches, Apple TV 4K devices and headphones. From exclusive coupon deals to instant cash rebates, shoppers can save hundreds of dollars with no sales tax collected in 48 states on many items, as well as no interest financing incentives on popular products.

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21:04
Flash Deal: Apple's 15" MacBook Pro for $1...




For 48 hours only, and while supplies last, shoppers can grab Apple's Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro in Silver for $1,599, the absolute lowest price ever on this quad-core notebook. In addition to the instant $800 discount, expedited shipping to the contiguous U.S. is free with no sales tax on orders shipped to addresses outside NY and NJ.

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21:02
Killer Deals: Save $70 to $350 instantly on Apple...




New, lower prices for Black Friday! AppleInsider readers can take advantage of exclusive coupons and instant discounts this week to instantly save between $70 and $350 on every Mid 2017 MacBook Pro, including Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Plus, sales tax will not be collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ and systems qualify for 0% financing offer

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21:02
EFF tool tells your members of Congress to fight for...

The FCC may be bent on killing net neutrality, but that doesn't mean you have to stay silent or offer mostly symbolic protests. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has created a web tool that makes it easy to ask your members of Congress to fight for...

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21:01
B&H's Apple Black Friday sale delivers 13...




First come, first served! B&H's Black Friday sale starts now with cash discounts of up to $800 off MacBook Pros, MacBook Airs, Mac minis, iPads, Beats headphones and 27" iMac 5Ks. Each device qualifies for free shipping with no sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. Don't delay, many of these deals are valid today only.

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20:59
Printopia 3.0.4 - Share Mac printers with iOS...

Run Printopia on your Mac to share its printers to any capable iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Printopia will also add virtual printers, allowing you to save print-outs to your Mac and send to apps.

  • Wireless Printing To Your Mac's Printers - Whether you have an inkjet printer plugged into your Mac, a laser printer plugged into your router or even a network printer, if your Mac can print to it, Printopia will share it. Printopia even supports many password-protected printers.
  • Easy, Instant Set-up - Double-click to install Printopia, and within seconds see most any connected printers on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. You'll also see Printopia's "Send To Mac" and "Send To Dropbox on Mac" virtual printers. That's it!
  • Serious Security For Privacy and Peace of Mind - With the addition of password protection for your printers, Printopia is a great solution for a shared environment such as...
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20:59
Tinderbox 7.3.1 - Store and organize your notes,...

Tinderbox is a personal content management assistant. It stores your notes, ideas, and plans. It can help you organize and understand them. And Tinderbox helps you share ideas through Web journals and Web logs.

Tinderbox's agents automatically scan your notes, looking for patterns and building relationships. Agents help discover relationships and help make sure important things don't get lost. Agents are easy to make and easy to modify. They're flexible and powerful. And Tinderbox can even gather and update changing information and breaking news from the Internet.

When it's time to share your notes, Tinderbox can assemble multiple notes into one page. Updates are a breeze -- even if you update several times a day. Private notes, timestamps, permanent links, archives: everything you want, just the way you want it.



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ExpanDrive 6.1.6 - Access cloud storage just like a...

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  • Box.com
  • Copy.com
  • HP Helion
  • hubiC



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20:05
Apple's Black Friday Event Launches in the US...

Apple's annual Black Friday shopping event has kicked off in the United States, with Apple offering customers Apple Store gift cards worth up to $150 with the purchase of select devices including Macs, iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches.

Apple is offering gift cards for a range of products, but many newer devices, including the iPhone X and the Apple Watch Series 3, are not included in the promotion. Gift card amounts by product:

- iMac, Mac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air - $150 gift card

- iPhone 6s and 6s Plus - $50 gift card

- iPhone 7 and 7 Plus - $50 gift card

- Apple Watch Series 1 - $25 gift card

- 5th-generation iPad - $50 gift card

- iPad mini 4 - $50 gift card

- iPad Pro - $100 gift...

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19:32
Budweiser is blasting barley into space to brew Mars...

Settlers could arrive on Mars as soon as 2024, if SpaceX gets its way. And, those newcomers to the red planet are going to need supplies, like...beer. While Elon Musk and co. are aspiring to send (useful) cargo to Mars two years ahead of the first vi...

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18:05
HBO's interactive 'Mosaic' series...

Despite all the high profile TV shows currently on the air, HBO and Steven Soderbergh have found a way to make Mosaic stand out in the age of binge-watching: hand over narrative control to the viewers. Billed as "interactive storytelling," the 7.5-ho...

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16:31
Tesla electric Semi's price is surprisingly...

When Tesla unveiled its Semi electric truck last week, everyone agreed that it looked cool, but some actual truckers weren't necessarily sold on its functionality. Most observers will be impressed with the pricing if it holds, though. Tesla has liste...

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15:08
EA is addressing the loot boxes in 'Need for...

Most of the headlines surrounding Electronic Arts this fall have been about the loot box situation in Star Wars: Battlefront II. But Need for Speed: Payback has been dealing with the same pay-to-win progression issues since it launched a few weeks ag...

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14:12
Facebook's latest feature test looks like...

Facebook has been emulating (read: copying) Snapchat for a while now, whether through Instagram or on its own. So, it shouldn't come as a surprise that it's at it again. This time the company is playing around with a feature for Messenger akin to Sna...

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13:57
Lowest price ever: Apple's high-end 15"...




Apple authorized reseller Adorama is taking $1,000 off the Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with an upgraded 2.9GHz processor and top of the line Radeon 460 graphics. This Space Gray notebook also qualifies for free expedited shipping and no tax outside NY and NJ. Adorama is also offering no interest if paid in full within 12 months using the store card.

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13:54
Apple handing out gift cards for Black Friday...




As expected, Apple's annual Black Friday shopping event went live in the US early Friday, offering holiday gift buyers gift cards worth up to $150 with the purchase of a new Mac, iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.

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13:54
Apple handing out gift cards for Black Friday...




As expected, Apple's annual Black Friday shopping event went live in the US early Friday, offering holiday gift buyers gift cards worth up to $150 with the purchase of a new Mac, iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.

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13:53
Surviving Thanksgiving: Fight to keep those extra...




Gorging on turkey and pie may feel good at the time, but overindulgence may turn the traditional Thanksgiving dinner into the traditional Thanksgiving pounds. Instead of waiting until January and making a new year's resolution that will inevitably be forgotten about within weeks, fight the weight gain now with the App Store's plethora of fitness apps.

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13:22
Ulysses writing app gets a makeover for iPhone X

The subscription-based cross-platform writing app Ulysses received a big update today. Version 12.1 brings a redesign that works with the bezel-free display of the iPhone X, supports Face ID authentication, and more...

In fact, the "more" is what's really different and important. The developers redesigned the object editors that are used to display links, images and footnotes in the text editor. A tap opens corresponding views, making it much faster to see what you've added in terms of photos. On iPhone, images and other items show up in a slideover that comes up from the bottom of the display, while on iPad objects are presented in a popover screen. With images, a tap lets you QuickLook and a swipe sets up deletion or replacement of the image.

Ulysses also comes with another theme called D12. This is a very streamlined theme designed with high contrast and a focus on typography. The...

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13:15
AppleInsider podcast talks rumored 'iPhone X...




This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about what's up with the HomePod delay, the possible 2018 iPhones, and what it means to have an ARM chip in the iMac Pro.

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13:05
Google will downrank Russian state news agencies

The extent to which fake news is propagating the internet has become increasingly clear in recent months. In October Facebook revealed some 3,000 politically-charged adverts had been placed in crucial swing states in the US, while Freedom House this...

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12:01
The FTC is looking into Uber's latest data...

This week, Uber revealed that a security breach that happened in October of 2016 exposed personal data from around 57 million customers and drivers. But rather than inform the affected individuals, the company instead chose to pay off the hackers tha...

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11:31
Apple Black Friday 2017: Find the best deals and...




Black Friday deals are here and Apple authorized resellers are slashing prices on your favorite Macs, iPads, iPhones, Apple Watches, Apple TV 4K devices and headphones. From exclusive coupon deals to instant cash rebates, shoppers can save hundreds of dollars with no sales tax collected in 48 states on many items, as well as no interest financing incentives on popular products.

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11:17
How to score the best Apple deals on Black Friday




With Black Friday on the horizon, we're rounding up the best deals and lowest prices on Apple devices, and this year shoppers can save up to $1,000 on Macs from top Apple authorized resellers.

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11:00
The best PlayStation 4 games

There's a big reason why the PlayStation 4 is the best-selling console: It has a smattering of games that you can't play anywhere else. Think: blockbusters like Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Horizon: Zero Dawn and Bloodborne. But even if Indiana Jones...

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10:07
Black Friday 2017: The Best Deals on iPhones, iPads...

Thanksgiving is well underway in the United States, and Black Friday deals online and at brick and mortar stores are starting to go live across the country. Major retail stores like Target, Best Buy, and Walmart will be opening their doors this evening, while many online-only deals are already live.

Below, we've rounded up some of the best deals we've come across on Apple products like iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Macs, and accessories, and many, many more deals can be found in our dedicated Black Friday roundup.

iPhone

Walmart is offering a $300 Walmart Gift Card with the purchase of an iPhone X, iPhone 8,...

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10:06
Two Major Cydia Hosts Shut Down as Jailbreaking...

ModMy today announced it has archived its default ModMyi repository on Cydia, which is essentially an alternative App Store for downloading apps, themes, tweaks, and other files on jailbroken iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices.

A jailbroken iPhone running iOS 6 via New Atlas

ZodTTD/MacCiti also shut down last week, meaning that two out of three of Cydia's major default repositories are no longer active as of this month. ModMy recommends developers in the jailbreaking community use the BigBoss repository, which is one of the last major Cydia sources that remains functional.

The closure of two major Cydia repositories is arguably the result of a declining interest in jailbreaking, which provides root filesystem access and allows...

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10:01
Firefox will soon flag sites that have been hacked

Firefox is having a good run right now, having just released its much speedier and better-looking Quantum browser. It's now working on a new feature that security fans are bound to like: It will warn you if you're visiting a site that has suffered a...

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09:37
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Amazon Echo deals from $30,...

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

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09:08
Apple's South Korean offices raided by...




South Korean authorities have reportedly conducted a raid of Apple's offices in the country earlier this week, with investigators said to have questioned the company about its business affairs just days before the launch of the iPhone X in the country, which could raise questions concerning the government's animosity for competitors of local manufacturers, such as main rival Samsung.

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09:05
Logic Pros: Grab Apple’s Logic Pro X audio suite at...

As we have mentioned in the past, Apple’s Logic Pro X flagship music production software basically never goes on sale. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get it for less than the already rock-bottom price (considering what you get here). more…

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08:27
Printopia 3.0.4 - Share Mac printers with iOS...

Run Printopia on your Mac to share its printers to any capable iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Printopia will also add virtual printers, allowing you to save print-outs to your Mac and send to apps.

  • Wireless Printing To Your Mac's Printers - Whether you have an inkjet printer plugged into your Mac, a laser printer plugged into your router or even a network printer, if your Mac can print to it, Printopia will share it. Printopia even supports many password-protected printers.
  • Easy, Instant Set-up - Double-click to install Printopia, and within seconds see most any connected printers on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. You'll also see Printopia's "Send To Mac" and "Send To Dropbox on Mac" virtual printers. That's it!
  • Serious Security For Privacy and Peace of Mind - With the addition of password protection for your printers, Printopia is a great solution for a shared environment such as...
| Read more »
07:47
Tinderbox 7.3.1 - Store and organize your notes,...

Tinderbox is a personal content management assistant. It stores your notes, ideas, and plans. It can help you organize and understand them. And Tinderbox helps you share ideas through Web journals and Web logs.

Tinderbox's agents automatically scan your notes, looking for patterns and building relationships. Agents help discover relationships and help make sure important things don't get lost. Agents are easy to make and easy to modify. They're flexible and powerful. And Tinderbox can even gather and update changing information and breaking news from the Internet.

When it's time to share your notes, Tinderbox can assemble multiple notes into one page. Updates are a breeze -- even if you update several times a day. Private notes, timestamps, permanent links, archives: everything you want, just the way you want it.



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Note: Version 7 is a paid upgrade from previous versions.

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07:08
Apple offices raided in South Korea ahead of iPhone...

South Korean authorities have reportedly raided Apple’s offices in Seoul, South Korea, just ahead of the iPhone X launch in the country.

The iPhone X goes on sale in South Korea and a dozen more countries tomorrow …

more…

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06:42
Apple offers gift cards with iPhone, Mac purchases...




Apple has commenced its Black Friday shopping deals in Australia and New Zealand, providing customers with gift cards if they purchase Apple products through the online and retail Apple Stores during November 24, with similar deals likely to be offered in a number of other regions when each country reaches midnight.

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06:40
ExpanDrive 6.1.6 - Access cloud storage just like a...

ExpanDrive builds cloud storage in every application, acts just like a USB drive plugged into your Mac. With ExpanDrive, you can securely access any remote file server directly from the Finder or even the terminal. ExpanDrive supports:

  • SFTP/FTP/FTPS
  • Amazon S3
  • Dropbox
  • WebDAV
  • Rackspace Cloud Files
  • Openstack Swift
  • Dreamhost DreamObjects
  • Google Drive
  • OneDrive
  • Box.com
  • Copy.com
  • HP Helion
  • hubiC



Version 6.1.6:

  • [New] Context-menu checkmarks show sync state for offline mode
  • [Fixed] Improved context-menu support on Mac
  • [Fixed] Improved SFTP support on Windows, especially in error conditions



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06:30
EFF provides tool to allow you to instantly lobby...

Although the Trump administration is pressing ahead with plans to remove net neutrality, there’s still time for you to play your part in preventing it.

The proposal still needs to pass a vote in Congress, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation has provided a webpage allowing you to instantly lobby your representative …

more…

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06:20
South Korean Authorities have Raided Apple's...

Last Tuesday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Korea's FTC Investigating Wireless Carrier Complaints about Apple's Unfair Advertising Policies." Then last Wednesday we posted another report titled "South Korea Authorities are Close to pushing the 'Recall' button on Apple's iPhone 8 if another Problem arises in their Country." If you weren't convinced with those two report that the South Korean government is oddly targeting Apple's business, then think again. It's being reported today that "South Korean authorities have raided Apple’s offices in Seoul as it prepares to launch the iPhone X.

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06:00
'Untrained Eyes' explores how computers...

If you search for "man" on Google, most of the image results you'll get are of white males looking confidently at the camera. "Woman," meanwhile, brings up pictures of women that appear to have been taken from a male gaze -- and yes, you guessed it,...

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05:55
Mobile-based proximity payments gaining momentum in...

Mobile-based proximity payments are gaining prominence in the U.S. Although mobile payments are still small compared to well-established payment methods such as payment cards, they reached a new milestone with the launch of Apple Pay, Alipay, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay, according to a new report from Research and Markets (www.researchandmarkets.com)

read more

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05:51
Apple’s Black Friday shopping deal hits Australia,...

It’s already Friday in Australia, and Apple’s Black Friday deals – aka ‘one day shopping event’ – have just gone live in the country.

Apple is offering a Apple Store gift card worth up to A$210 (US$160) with the purchase of selected iPhones, iPads, Macs and Apple Watches …

more…

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05:27
Apple's Black Friday Event Begins in Australia...

Apple's one-day Black Friday shopping event is now live in Australia and New Zealand, offering customers free Apple Store gift cards worth up to A$210 or NZ$210 with the purchase of selected new Apple products today.

The deals are available through Apple's online store, and at Apple retail stores in Australia, through November 24. Apple's terms and conditions state each customer is limited to two gift cards per product category.

For the Mac, eligible models include any new 12-inch MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, and Mac Pro, including custom configurations ordered online. Mac mini and refurbished Macs do not qualify.

Australia

• 9.7-inch iPad: $70 gift card

• iPad mini 4: $70 gift card...

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05:24
Happy Thanksgiving!

MacNN and MacNews will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24, as our staff celebrates Thanksgiving with our families. We hope all our readers and sponsors have a wonderful “Turkey Day” and a great weekend. We’ll be back on our regular schedule Monday, Nov. 27.

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05:10
iPhone X Shipping Estimates Improve to 1 to 2 Weeks...

Shipping estimates for the iPhone X have improved across Europe and Asia today, with many regional online Apple stores now quoting delivery within the first eight days of December.

France, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Czech Republic, and the United Kingdom now all show shipping dates between December 1 and December 8, suggesting Apple's production ramp-up efforts are paying dividends well beyond U.S. shores.

Slight variations in shipping dates can be found in other European countries such as Italy and Spain, which show estimates between December 1 and 11. Meanwhile, Denmark, ...

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05:06
Apple applies for patent on foldable display...

The US Patent & Trademark Office has today published an Apple patent application for a foldable display. This follows earlier rumors that the company was working with LG on a future foldable iPhone.

An electronic device may have a flexible portion that allows the device to be folded. The device may have a flexible display. The flexible display may have a bending region that allows the display to bend along a bend axis when the device is folded.

The patent describes a display that can be ‘opened and closed like a book’ …

more…

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04:27
iPhone maintains lead in UK market share, but just 0...

Counterpoint research says that the iPhone maintained its lead in UK smartphone market share in Q3, but is just 0.4% ahead of second-placed Samsung. The firm puts Apple’s share at 34.4% against Samsung at 34.0% …

more…

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04:16
Future Foldable iPhone may use a micro-LED Display...

On Thanksgiving 2017 the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to a possible foldable iPhone model. With Samsung and others talking up foldable smartphones, we're seeing more Apple patents surfacing of late covering this theme. One surfaced a year ago covering a bendable smartphone using advanced carbon nanotube structures, which once again today is listed as one of the materials used as an anti-corrosion additive to prevent corrosion of any sensitive structures in the foldable display.

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04:13
Happy Thanksgiving!

MacNN and MacNews will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24, as our staff celebrates Thanksgiving with our families. We hope all our readers and sponsors have a wonderful “Turkey Day” and a great weekend. We’ll be back on our regular schedule Monday, Nov. 27.

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A new week means new deals on the App Store, and it looks as though Christmas has arrived a bit early this Monday with a whole slew of new discount games, many of which have yet to be covered in this roundup series. Puzzle games, point and click... | Read more »
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Amazon has Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones on sale for $199.99 including free shipping. Their price is $100 off MSRP, and it’s the lowest price available for Beats Solo3. Multiple colors are... Read more
B&H Holiday sale: MacBooks for up to $300...
B&H Photo has Apple MacBook Pros, MacBook Airs, and 12″ MacBooks on sale for up to $300 off MSRP as part of their Holiday sale. B&H charges sales tax in NY & NJ only, and overnight... Read more
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Save $300-$300 on the purchase of a 2017 13″ MacBook Pro this weekend with Certified Refurbished models at Apple. In many cases, Apple’s refurbished prices are the lowest available for each model... Read more
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Apple has Beats by Dr. Dre (BeatsX, Powerbeats3 Wireless, and Beats Solo3 Wireless) on sale for up to 30% off their retail price from now until December 26th: – BeatsX: Was $149.95, now $99 –... Read more
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