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Monday February 6

15:58
Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses rumored Paris retail...




As part of his tour through France, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday sat down to discuss a few hot topics including the company's EU tax bill, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and a Parisian retail store rumored to take root along the storied Avenue des Champs-?lys?es.

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15:19
“West Wing” oral history

I think this show is in the top five of all time best. I still watch it in its entirety every few years. It tailed off in the last few seasons but it was always watchable.

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14:57
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14:56
SalentOS Switchers Will Have No Regrets


SalentOS is a Linux distro that easily can put a smile on your face. It is a flexible and accommodating desktop platform that balances demands on system resources with efficient performance. SalentOS is not well known, but it has much to offer. This distro makes it easy to leave behind whatever other computing choice you currently use. Salent has been around for the last few years on the Ubuntu base. Its latest release shifts its foundation with an approach that includes elements of GNOME and XFCE desktops. However, it uses neither.

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14:54
As he continues France trip, Tim Cook talks AI/AR,...

While making the rounds in France this past weekend, Apple CEO Tim Cook gave an interview to French newspaper Figaro. In the interview, Cook discussed a wide-range of topics, including Apple’s interest in building on Champs-Elysees, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and taxes.

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14:49
IDC: Apple sees first year-over-year decline in...

According to the latest IDC Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker from the IDC research group, the smartphone market in China saw 19% year-over-year (YoY) growth and 17% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ)_ growth in the fourth quarter of 2016. It was the first time that Apple has seen a YoY decline in the People’s Republic of China market.

For the full year of 2016, the market grew by 9% with top Chinese smartphone vendors taking up a larger share of the market, according to IDC. The four Chinese vendors in the top five were the same in 2015, and their share grew from 46% in 2015 to 57% in 2016, according to the research group.

Even though the new black colored iPhones caught the attention of consumers, overall, the new launches did not create as much of a frenzy compared to the past for Apple, says Tay X iaohan, senior market analyst with IDC Asia/Pacific's Client Devices team. Despite the decline, IDC doesn’t...

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14:30
AWT News Update: February 6, 2017

No, not THAT kind of jawbone. Image via http://marysramblins.blogspot.com

Happy Monday! We're back for another week of podcast fun with three stories:

  • Accessory manufacturer Jawbone is quitting the activity tracker biz and trying to reinvent itself for the fourth time
  • One research firm thinks Apple could start building the 2017 iPhones as early as June to get a head start on inventory and issue resolution
  • Apple has told accessory manufacturers about a new Ultra Accessory Connector it would like to see on headphones and headsets

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

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14:22
Apple is developing a new connector for Lightning...

Longtime users invested in Apple’s products have accepted (often begrudgingly) that the company attitude towards connectivity is that it will use the technology—sometimes proprietary—that puts its products in the best light instead of what’s most convenient for the user. So you end up with an iPhone without a headphone jack and invest in Lightning headphones that work well and sound great, but due to firmware limitations on the headphones, you can’t use them with the USB-C port on your new 12-inch MacBook.

According to a report by 9to5Mac, there’s a new connector type on the way. 9to5Mac says that Apple is working on what is being called the Ultra Accessory Connector (UAC), which is to be used with iPhone and iPad accessories.

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14:19
Hands on first impressions with HP’s ENVY 27, an...

If you’ve decided to pass on LG’s UltraFine Display there are only a few other options when it comes to 4K USB-C displays. Jordan covered the best choices back in November and now all of these displays are available (with varying degrees of stock).

There are a few compromises that come along with the $500 ENVY 4K display compared with options like Lenovo’s ThinkVision X1 or LG’s 27UD88-W, but I decided to try HP’s ENVY 27 with price, design, and specs hitting a good portion of my wish list. Keep reading after the break to hear about my first week with this new display.

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14:08
Watch all the 2017 Super Bowl commercials

Unless you are one of those fans who watched the six plus hours of pre-show, you might not have seen all the commercials and their associated pre-game teasers.

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14:00
Popular apps with 18,000,000 combined downloads in...

After scanning through the binary codes of applications in the iOS App Store, Will Strafach’s verify.ly service has detected that 76 popular apps in the store are currently vulnerable to data interception. The interception is possible regardless if App Store developers are using App Transport Security or not. A few months ago, similar vulnerabilities were discovered with Experian and myFICO Mobile’s iOS apps.

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13:57
Meet Spotty: a free upcoming app that brings Spotify...

If you’re a Spotify Premium user with an Apple Watch, you’re well aware of a big glaring omission as far as watchOS apps are concerned. Indeed, we’re approaching two years since the Apple Watch arrived in stores, and there’s still no official Spotify app for watchOS.

Developer and second year undergrad CS student, Andrew Chang, is aiming to lessen the void when he releases Spotty — a currently-in-beta, free third-party app that will allow Spotify Premium users to sync playlists and albums for offline playback.

That’s right; the app’s offline mode lends users the option of leaving their iPhones at home or in the car while engaged in Spotify-powered music workouts.

Spotty is a super-impressive app that works with all models of Apple Watch. Watch our hands-on video walkthrough as I take the app for a test drive. more…

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13:39
Apple formalizes 8-pin 'Ultra Accessory...




Apple has issued a developer preview on a connector, now dubbed the Ultra Accessory Connector, intended to ease connectivity and adapter problems associated with "Made for i"-certified headphones.

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13:33
Apple’s “new” UAC port wasn’t made by Apple and it...

Enlarge / This connector, sometimes called an "Ultra Mini Connector" or "UC-E6," isn't new and it's not an Apple creation. (credit: Mitsumi)

A 9to5Mac report making the rounds today claims that Apple would be adding support for a new connector to its "Made For iPhone" accessory licensing program. Dubbed the "Ultra Accessory Connector" or "UAC" in Apple's documentation, the report claims this is a new port, smaller than Lightning or USB-C, that could be used to charge devices or transfer data.

In reality, the UAC is just Apple's name for a port that is already used in some digital cameras and other accessories—Apple has just given it a new moniker...

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13:20
UK's BT publicly supports Google, fears Apple...




Google has received some support in's ongoing Android antitrust case with the European Commission from British Telecom, with the U.K. communications giant allegedly getting involved to help prevent Apple from becoming too dominant in the smartphone market.

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13:15
The Travel Series: Packing your tech

I love to travel and when I do, I take along my tech gear. In this first of a series I’ll be writing over the next few weeks, I’ll describe how I pack my gear for a long trip and what’s important to take with you while traveling.

The Computer Bag or Backpack

It’s a really good idea to have just one bag or backpack for all of your gear, as it makes it simple to find everything quickly without having to search through multiple bags. For years, I’ve used a backpack as my tech travel bag as it gives me a hands-free option for carrying my stuff. It’s useful for those times when I might have a lot of other luggage to wrangle.  I’ve used something similar to the SwissGear Skyscraper backpack seen at right for years. It has a separate padded area for a laptop (or at this time, a couple of iPads and DSLRs plus extra lenses), a second compartment for cables, power adapters and so on, and then a...

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12:59
iPhone 8 Production May Start Earlier Than Usual

Apple may start production of the iPhone 8 earlier than expected, according to information gathered by BlueFin Research Partners and shared by Barron's Tech Trader Daily.

There is "some indication" from the supply chain that Apple will ramp up production of the iPhone 8 starting in June, but that doesn't necessarily point towards an earlier non-September release date.

iPhone 8 concept image via Thadeu BrandãoThe most intriguing data points that we have uncovered suggests that AAPL is ramping the next generation iPhones earlier than historical norms, although we have no indication that there has been any change in release plans for the iPhone 8/X.[...]...

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12:55
Lady Gaga’s halftime show drones have a bright future

I’d heard rumors of this and was interested to see how they would pull it off. Looks like it went really well.

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12:50
Japan's space junk collection experiment ends...

Well that's disappointing. On January 27th, Japan's space agency (JAXA) successfully launched the Kounotori 6 spacecraft to the ISS. It was supposed to test a novel method of dragging space debris out of orbit however a technical issue prevented the...

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12:27
Google may lean on a partner to sell Android apps in...

Google's presence in China is limited, to put it mildly, but it might have found a way to get its foot in the door. The Information sources claim that Chinese internet veteran NetEase is talking to Google about launching the Play Store in China. Ther...

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12:04
Moto Z hackathons create more interesting Mods than...

The modular Moto Z was the tool of choice at the latest Motorola hackathon in San Francisco this past weekend. Developers and entrepreneurs took on the task of hacking the mobile phone with a variety of other hardware to come up with innovative add-o...

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11:50
Apple Working on New 'Ultra Accessory Connector...

Apple is working on a new "Ultra Accessory Connector" that would be built into headphones and headsets certified under its Made for iPhone licensing program.

The connector, introduced as part of a developer preview as shared by 9to5Mac, features 8 pins and measures 2.05mm by 4.85mm, thinner and smaller than existing Lightning and USB-C ports. It is said to be similar in shape and size to ultra mini USB connectors that are available in some accessories.

The UAC is smaller than USB-C or Lightning, both pictured

According to Apple's Made for iPhone specifications for the Ultra Accessory Connector (UAC), it's designed to be used with headphone cables. Accessory manufacturers will be able to develop Lightning to UAC, USB-A to UAC, and 3.5mm jack to UAC cables, connecting to a UAC port built into an accessory for charging and audio...

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11:42
Vizio tracked and sold your TV viewing habits...

A settlement with the Federal Trade Commission and the New Jersey Attorney General will cost Vizio $2.2 million. That sum will settle the charges with both the state and federal agencies after a complaint that Vizio installed software on 11 million s...

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11:35
LG UltraFine 5K displays with extra shielding coming...

Although not every LG UltraFine 5K display has exhibited the problem, some of the ultra-high-resolution displays have experienced issues when placed near Wi-Fi routers. AppleInsider is reporting that the monitors have been given additional shielding in newer builds, and that the shielded monitors should be at Apple retailers soon.

The website noted that LG is claiming that the displays with enhanced shielding "will be in the market 'after February 2017'", although some stores have already received the new units. The issue that forced the design change occurs with some monitors when they're placed near a Wi-Fi router. Apple World Today editor Dennis Sellers reported that he has not...

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11:31
Apple may open second Dubai store in March, shutters...




Apple's second outlet in the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai could open in March, a report claimed on Monday. Meanwhile, the company's Danbury Fair Mall outlet in Connecticut has temporarily shut down, presumably to grow into an adjoining space.

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11:30
Lenovo's new pro laptops include one built for...

Lenovo knows that it's not enough to build laptops that support virtual reality -- you need laptops that can create virtual reality, too. To that end, it's releasing a trio of pro workstations headlined by one that's primed for VR production. The 17-...

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11:23
Apple plans new smaller Ultra Accessory Connector (...

Apple is planning to adopt a new connector type for accessories for iPhone, iPad and other Apple devices through its official Made-for-iPhone (MFi) licensing program. Dubbed the “Ultra Accessory Connector” (UAC), Apple has recently launched a developer preview of the new connector type to prepare manufacturing partners for the component that in some cases will replace the use of Lightning and USB connectors, according to sources familiar with the program.

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11:17
Deals: Free Kensington USB-C Dock ($200 value) with...




Kicking off the week, B&H Photo is throwing in a free Kensington SD4600P USB-C Docking Station with Power with the purchase of any Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro (on top of instant savings and no tax outside NY and NJ). Apple's 128GB iPad Air 2 is also $40 off, while 13-inch MacBook Pros are $1,399 ($100 off).

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11:13
AR/VR evangelist predicts a ‘smart glasses’...

AR/VR evangelist Robert Scoble has tweaked his predictions about an Apple partnership with Carl Zeiss on a pair of smart glasses, and is predicting an announcement of the technology possibly as early as the middle of 2017, reports AppleInsider.

He thinks that such an announcement could be in conjunction with an Apple headquarters announcement, or possibly the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. Scoble expects a very lightweight pair of glasses, with the electronics on other places on your body, such as in an iPhone or other wearable.

Zeiss currently markets the VR One Plus, a headset with special optics that turns almost any smartphone into a virtual or augmented reality system. Similar products, commonly called viewers, are available from Samsung and Google. 

There’s evidence that Apple is conducting AR/...

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11:09
'Rock Band VR' is coming to the Oculus...

You won't have to wait much longer to play Rock Band VR. Developer Harmonix has announced that its virtual reality title is launching for the Oculus Rift on March 23rd, with pre-orders available now through Amazon. You should keep in mind that the bu...

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10:54
Back to School promotions on Mac, iPad Pro start in...




Apple has launched a series of Back to School promotions in Australia and New Zealand, with purchasers of new equipment online or at Apple Retail getting gift cards for a future purchase at the Apple Store.

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10:49
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 6...

Notable software releases this week include Airfoil 5.5.2 and CleanMyMac 3.7.2.

 

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10:49
ExtraBITS for 6 February 2017

In ExtraBITS this week, LG admits to interference problems with its UltraFine 5K Display, and Apple is reportedly adding more ARM-based chips to the Mac.

 

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10:47
PiQ puts AI to work in the 'world's first...

Baseball bats and tennis rackets aren't the only pieces of sports equipment that are getting smarter these days. Ski maker Rossignol and consumer electronics company PIQ announced on Monday that they have created the world's first "connected" ski. Be...

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10:34
Apple launches its Back to School promos for New...

Apple is launching its annual Back to School promotion on Macs and iPads this week in New Zealand and Australia. The “Back to Uni” promotion runs throughMarch 16.

In New Zealand, a qualified Mac purchase includes a NZ$105 Apple Store Gift Card and a qualified iPad purchase includes a NZ$75 Apple Store Gift Card. In Australia, Mac purchases include a A$100 Apple Store Gift Card and iPad purchases come with a A$70 Apple Store Gift Card.

Apple also introduced a similar promotion in Japan, offering students an ¥8,500 Apple Store gift card with the purchase of a new Mac and ¥5,500 Apple Store gift card with the purchase of any new iPad Pro.

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10:30
Second developer betas of iOS 10.3, tvOS 10.2, Xcode...

Apple today made the second betas of iOS 10.3, tvOS 10.2, Xcode 8.3 and watchOS 3.2 available to developers. 

Several bugs in iOS 10.3 beta 1 were fixed. Users were being routed to an "iCloud Analytics" page if they hadn't signed in yet during setup, and iCloud nightly backups were sometimes failing with a "Some files were unavailable during the backup" error. These problems should be resolved, along with some issues with managed and shared devices and Xcode Simulator. 

Issues still exist with the new SiriKit car commands, Lightning video adapters, and the Location and Play Sound for AirPods feature.

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10:22
Was Apple's Outstanding Q1 a Fluke?


Apple had a good quarter, but if you look under the numbers there is a ton of trouble. It just dropped behind Google in brand value, and some analysts have predicted valuation will crater in a few months. The iPhone 7 did well, but that shouldn't be a surprise, given that its biggest competitor, Samsung, saw its phone literally go up in flames last quarter. The Galaxy 8 is coming, though, and it looks really impressive. This suggests Apple's one-up quarter is not repeatable, unless Samsung decides burning phones is a feature.

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10:22
Uber hires a NASA guru to help it understand flying...

Uber is eager for the day when you can take a flying car across town, and it just landed a key hire that could help make this a reality. The company has recruited Mark Moore, NASA's technology lead for on-demand mobility, as its director of engineeri...

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10:17
Apple issues second betas of iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2,...




Apple on Monday supplied registered developers with the second pre-release beta builds of forthcoming updates to three of its four major software platforms: iOS, watchOS and tvOS.

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10:15
Three prepares for spectrum race with UK Broadband...

Three announced today that it has agreed to buy UK Broadband Limited for £250 million, making Ofcom's impending spectrum auction altogether more interesting -- as interesting as spectrum auctions can be, anyway. UK Broadband isn't a household n...

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10:07
Apple rolls out Maps transit directions in New...




Apple has once again expanded the availability ot public transit directions in its Maps apps for iOS and macOS, this time brining them to New Orleans a few weeks ahead the city's annual Mardi Gras festival.

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10:05
MarginNote Pro for macOS, iOS upgraded to version 2....

MarginNote Pro (https://marginnote.com) for the Mac, iPhone, and iPad has been upgraded to version 2.5.3.

It’s a learning tool for students, educators, researchers, lawyers, business professionals, and other users who want to optimize and streamline the note taking process. Version 2.5.3 offers several major new features, including Anki integration, iCloud Sync, blur recall mode, and automatic flashcard creation.

MarginNote Pro 2.5.3 costs $9.99. It’s available in the Apple App Store for the iPhone and iPad an the Mac App Store for macOS.

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10:03
Apple kicks off Back to School 2017 promotion on...

Apple is launching its annual Back to School promotion on Macs and iPads this week in New Zealand and Australia. Localized as ‘Back to Uni’, this year’s promotion runs from February 7 to March 16 and includes Apple Store credit for qualified purchases. Apple’s Back to School promo is also live in Japan.

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10:03
Apple rolling out iOS 10.3 beta 2 for iPhone and iPad

Apple is rolling out the second iOS 10.3 beta for developer testing on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The upcoming software update includes Find My AirPods support, CarPlay improvements, Apple’s new filesystem, and more. We’ll update and highlight any changes discovered below.

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10:02
tvOS 10.2 beta 2 rolling out for Apple TV

Apple is rolling out the second tvOS 10.2 beta for developer testing on Apple TV. tvOS 10.2 focuses on “new features, bug fixes, and improvements in the OS and SDK” according to developer release notes.

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10:02
Apple Seeds Second Beta of iOS 10.3 to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming iOS 10.3 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the first beta of iOS 10.3 and more than a month after the release of iOS 10.2, the last major update to the iOS 10 operating system.

Registered developers can download iOS 10.3 beta 2 from the Apple Developer Center or over-the-air with the proper configuration profile installed. Xcode 8.3 beta 2 is also available with Swift 3.

iOS 10.3 is a significant update, bringing several new features and some major changes to iOS 10. The biggest new consumer-facing feature is a "Find My AirPods" feature, which is designed to help AirPods owners locate a lost earphone. Find My AirPods...

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10:01
Apple releases watchOS 3.2 beta 2 for Apple Watch

Apple is rolling out the second watchOS 3.2 beta for developer testing on Apple Watch. watchOS 3.2 beta includes Theater Mode which disables raise-to-wake and mutes alerts.

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09:48
Apple Launches 'Back to Uni' Promotion in...

Apple today launched its annual "Back to Uni" promotion in Australia and New Zealand, offering students and select other educational employees a $70 to $100 Apple Store gift card with the purchase of a qualifying new Mac or iPad Pro.

Apple is offering a A$100 or NZ$105 Apple Store gift card with the purchase of a new Mac, including the iMac, Mac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air, including custom built-to-order configurations. Refurbished models and the lower-cost Mac mini...

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09:35
What Snap's IPO tells us about Spectacles...

When Snap Inc officially filed its IPO last week, we finally got our clearest look yet at its operations. In addition to learning that its co-founders will be donating up to 13,000,000 shares of their stock to a philanthropic organization the company...

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 9.7-inch iPad Pro $450, Apple...

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09:22
Apple cedes ground in growing Chinese smartphone...




The iPhone is being overtaken in China by a raft of new locally-produced smartphone rivals, according to a new report, which shows Apple's market share dropping despite greatly increased smartphone shipments in the region.

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09:15
Scientists map every atom inside a nanoparticle

Even the smallest defects can create serious problems. It's a good thing, then, that researchers have found a way to map nanoparticles at an "unprecedented" level of detail -- they've located the 3D positions of all 23,000 atoms in an iron-platinum...

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09:07
Daylite: Business Productivity App for Mac & iOS...

If you’re struggling to juggle business coming in while managing current projects, then Daylite is a tool you definitely want to check out.

If you need to be able to share client and project information, delegate tasks, share calendars and emails, and track projects – Daylite can help you do this all in one app.

Daylite is used by lawyers, consultants, real estate agents, photographers, designers, and other small businesses all over the world. It helps you organize and share information so you save time and get more done.

The best part about Daylite is it’s not a web app, so you can keep working even when you don’t have an Internet connection.

Try Daylite free for 30 days!

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09:07
GIMP 2.8.20 - Powerful, free image editing...

GIMP is a multi-platform photo manipulation tool. GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. The GIMP is suitable for a variety of image manipulation tasks, including photo retouching, image composition, and image construction.

GIMP has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc.

GIMP is expandable and extensible. It is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything. The advanced scripting interface allows everything from the simplest task to the most complex image manipulation procedures to be easily scripted.



Version 2.8.20:

  • Bug Fixes



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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09:00
New Beta Downloads Now Available

Xcode 8.3 beta 2 is now available, and includes Swift 3 and SDKs that you can use to build and test apps for the latest release of macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

  • iOS 10.3 beta 2 (14E5239e)
  • watchOS 3.2 beta 2 (14V5214d)
  • tvOS 10.2 beta 2 (14W5231d)
  • Xcode 8.3 beta 2 (8W120l)

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09:00
New Beta Downloads Now Available

Xcode 8.3 beta 2 is now available, and includes Swift 3 and SDKs that you can use to build and test apps for the latest release of macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

  • iOS 10.3 beta 2 (14E5239e)
  • watchOS 3.2 beta 2 (14V5214d)
  • tvOS 10.2 beta 2 (14W5231d)
  • Xcode 8.3 beta 2 (8W120l)

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08:58
Little Snitch 3.7.3 - Alerts you about outgoing...

Little Snitch gives you control over your private outgoing data.

Track background activity

As soon as your computer connects to the Internet, applications often have permission to send any information wherever they need to. Little Snitch takes note of this activity and allows you to decide for yourself what happens with this data.

Control your network

Choose to allow or deny connections, or define a rule how to handle similar, future connection attempts. Little Snitch runs inconspicuously in the background and it can even detect network-related activity of viruses, trojans, and other malware.



Version 3.7.3:

  • Fixed a rare kernel panic that could happen when a process terminated while a Connection Alert for an incoming TCP connection for that process was shown.
  • Fixed an incorrect notification about “Simulated Input from Little Snitch Agent”.

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08:50
Intel brought 300 drones to the Super Bowl

It wasn’t live, but Intel’s 300 drones in the sky behind Lady Gaga at the start of the Super Bowl Halftime Show were impressive nonetheless. What started out as a sea of floating lights came together by the end of the bit to form an American flag. It was impressive, cool, and it was all thanks to the ever-growing interest in drones.

The Super Bowl was the third public outing in the U.S. for Intel’s Shooting Star quadcopter drones following several weeks of aerial shows at Disney World in Florida. It was also a record-breaking moment for Intel’s drones, which were allowed to fly up to 700 feet for the first time after receiving special permission from the Federal Aviation Authority.

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08:48
UK MPs propose heavy fines for social networks that...

Although the government is looking to curb the rise of social media abuse by introducing tougher penalties for online trolls, companies like Facebook and Twitter currently don't face much pressure over the policing of their platforms. That could soon...

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08:43
Korean watchdog backs Samsung's findings on...

Although Samsung has already revealed what caused its Note 7 smartphones to catch fire, an independent government firm is now confirming the tech giant's findings. The Korean Agency for Technology and Standards, which analyzes and enforces product sa...

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08:36
Shielded LG UltraFine 5K displays headed to Apple...




Thunderbolt 3 LG UltraFine 5K displays boasting enhanced shielding to prevent radio frequency interference disconnects and crashing are working their way to retailers now, and problematic units in the field will be assessed for service and shielding addition on a case by case basis, AppleInsider has learned.

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08:24
Google Maps now offers easy access to important info

Google Maps' Marcus Lowe has announced a tweak to the service that makes it significantly more useful for Android users. Nestled at the bottom of the home screen will be a new section containing real-time information for busy travelers. Simply swipe...

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08:15
Spotify 1.0.48.103. - Stream music, create playlists...

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

The music you love, whenever you want it

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



Version 1.0.48.103.:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.9 or later...

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08:00
Mediterranean Shipping Company builds a global...

Today’s post was written by Fabio Catassi, chief technology officer at the Mediterranean Shipping Company.

The Mediterranean Shipping Company has been under the same family leadership since its inception 43 years ago, and while the company now manages its fleet of 480 vessels from offices in 150 countries, it’s fair to say that its caring, corporate culture is as strong today as it ever was. But while we all feel connected to a large corporate family, unfortunately, our IT systems did not support that connectivity, or the global communications that we needed to compete in today’s digital economy.

Container shipping has evolved over the years to become a commodity-based business. Today, we are facing an era of shrinking profit margins and a growing pressure on the revenue side. Yet we were able to ensure that IT played its part in minimizing operational expenses, while improving our business services to employees. That’s because Office 365 delivers a cost-...

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08:00
Google project turns your daily routine into custom...

Most fashion isn't truly personal unless you design it yourself, and most people aren't about to fire up a sewing machine to make that happen. However, you might only need your phone to get a custom look in the future. Google and H&M's Ivyrevel...

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07:53
The race underground

Fascinating documentary on PBS about the race to build the first subway. Turns out the Great Blizzard of 1888 was the trigger, crippling the entire northeast of the United States, heaping up to 40 feet of snow in places, shutting down all transportation.

Well worth watching.

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07:50
Apple CEO Tim Cook meets with fashion designer...




Following his visits to two French Apple stores over the weekend, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday met with several local business owners, including fashion designer Julien Fourni?.

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07:48
∞ The weird, yet interesting, Super Bowl ad with...

[VIDEO] There were lots of fine Super Bowl ads yesterday, but none struck me as weird and interesting as the Snickers spot with Star Wars’ Adam Driver.

The ad is embedded in the main Loop post. Take a watch through it, then read on.

The ad is just weird, right? What makes it interesting to me is the fact that it was shot “live”, or at least gave that impression. After all, Adam Driver (Jeremiah in the ad) mentions that it is the third quarter, and even points out the current score. And then proceeds to “ruin” the commercial by missing his lines and causing the set to self destruct.

As to the live part, I suspect the spot was all filmed in advance, planned for the third quarter. As to the correct score, I suspect that was a live voiceover drop-in. You can’t really see him say the score. Driver doesn’t emerge from the shadows until he announces that it is the 3rd quarter.

But I did find the spot fascinating, its live drop-in setting the stage for future...

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07:33
Apple objects to 'free ride' requests by...




Apple has complained to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission over the resistance of major banks in the country using Apple Pay, with a recent filing claiming a request to open up access to the iPhone's NFC controller would effectively allow banks to avoid using Apple Pay entirely.

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07:32
The Apple Watch “wow” moment

Rene Ritchie:

When iPhone first came out, it was cool but it wasn’t some abstract coolness that made people’s eyes light up. It was the specific coolness of pinch-to-zoom in Photos or Maps, or Cover Flow in iPod. Those were immediately, undeniably cool.

When Apple Watch first came out, I had trouble finding a similar demo. It didn’t help that Watch wasn’t a minimally delightful product in the same way as iPhone. Apple introduced it with a bevy of features which made isolating one as the go-to demo harder: Mickey may have made people smile but it didn’t make them want to immediately rush out and buy.

And:

But Apple Pay and Wallet? That’s the “Wow!” moment. That’s the demo I’d been looking for and the one that’s been right in front of me this whole time. It’s what my friends, who recently go Apple Watch, are messaging me all excited about. It’s what the guy at the coffee shop counter loved when I stepped up, tapped, paid, and was on my way while the person...

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07:25
BT defends Google and Android in EU antitrust case

Google has found an unlikely ally in one of its many battles with the European Commission. As the Telegraph reports, UK telecoms provider BT has sent a letter defending Google's ownership of Android and the promotion of its own apps and services. Whi...

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07:24
Apple and the long game

Jean-Louis Gassée, Monday Note:

Apple’s unexpectedly strong numbers caused Wall Street’s doomsaying visionary sheep to suddenly tell rosier AAPL share price tales.

And:

Apple plays the Long Game and seems to play it well.

And:

A reliable measure of Apple’s ambitious expectations is its R&D expense: It keeps climbing, 19% higher than last year. Another sign can be found in the Off-Balance Sheet section of the 10-Q. This year, Apple has committed $24B in manufacturing purchase obligations — money promised to suppliers. That’s a 16% increase over last year’s $20.7B. This doesn’t mean that the company’s output will increase by a similar amount, but it’s always a reliable trend indicator. For example, we saw the same number go down from $21.6B in December 2014, to $20.7B in 2015, a timeframe in which Apple revenue also declined.

This is but a small slice of Jean-Louis’ look at Apple’s long game. His Monday Note is always a great read.

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07:21
External Link: LG Raises Shields on UltraFine 5K...

LG has confirmed to TechCrunch that its UltraFine 5K Display can suffer interference when placed near a Wi-Fi router. The company recommends keeping the screen at least two feet away from routers. If that isn’t possible for you, or if that doesn’t solve the interference problems, LG advises you to contact your nearest LG customer center. LG told TechCrunch that monitors made after this month would include better shielding. If all else fails, you could try wrapping the back of the display in aluminum foil — just make sure not to cover any cooling vents!

 

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07:20
The Leap Week: Did Apple Really Have a Record...

An anonymous reader shares a blog post: Apple stated that Q1 FY2017 was an all-time record for quarterly revenue. The media dutifully and mostly uncritically spread this "great" news for Apple. Technically the claim is true, the revenue was an all-time record. True but misleading. Although Apple didn't lie as such, you might say there was a sin of omission, and a definite spin of the facts. Most Apple fiscal quarters are 13 weeks long. Once in a while, however, they need a 14 week quarter. You might call it a "leap quarter". There was a good explanation of this financial practice a few years ago in Slate. Apple's Q1 2017 was a 14 week quarter, for the first time since Q1 2013. John Gruber writes at DaringFireball, "Adjusted for the extra week, Apple actually had another down quarter."


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07:19
BeatsX earphones sporadically appearing in stock for...

The BeatsX earphones have been showing up briefly in stock for in-store pickup today at various stores across the United States on Apple’s Online Store tracker. However, the availability quickly turns back to currently unavailable and the ‘Add To Bag’ button for purchase remains grayed out.

The Best Buy website has also changed to an option to ‘check stores’, rather than an out of stock notice. Whilst the stock weirdness may suggest that a launch is imminent, perhaps later this week, it does not seem like they will be launching today.

more…

Filed under: Apple...

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07:15
Airbnb wants to house 100,000 displaced people in...

Airbnb was one of several tech companies to take a firm stance against Trump's immigration ban last weekend, but the company has since expanded its assistance beyond just those affected at American borders. In a blog post titled #weaccept, Airbnb's f...

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07:06
Apple joins tech company coalition to oppose Trump...

Google, Facebook, Intel, Netflix, Microsoft, Apple and Twitter are among a large group of companies that have filed a brief in opposition to an immigration order by U.S. President Donald Trump, citing the benefits to industry from liberal immigration rules and the disruption to business as a result of the regulation.

A total of 97 companies from the technology and other sectors asked permission late Sunday from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to file an amici curiae, also known as a friends-of-the-court brief, in favor of maintaining a restraining order from a lower court on Trump’s decision that restricts the entry of certain classes of visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries.

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07:00
Apple floats idea of refurb iPhone sales as...




Apple is looking to revive the idea of importing and selling refurbished iPhones in India as a possible condition of it starting local manufacturing in the country, a report said on Monday.

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06:59
ForkLift 3.0 Beta 8 - Powerful file manager: FTP,...

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

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

Features

  • Completely re-built from scratch inside and out
  • Disklets (you can mount a remote connection as a disk and access it from any app...
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06:50
File Juicer 4.55 - $18.00

File Juicer is a drag-and-drop can opener and data archaeologist. Its specialty is to find and extract images, video, audio, or text from files which are hard to open in other ways. In computer forensics this is called carving.

It finds and extracts: JPEG, JP2, PNG, GIF, PDF, BMP, WMF, EMF, PICT, TIFF, Flash, ZIP, HTML, WAV, AVI, MOV, MP4, MPG, MP3, AIFF, AU, WMV, or text from files which contain data in those formats.

Lossless extraction... File Juicer does't convert the images/sounds/videos it finds, but saves them unchanged in their original format if possible. (See the manual for details.) This is useful:

  • if you want to extract the images/sounds/videos from a PDF or Word document;
  • if you have old files you can no longer open with current applications;
  • if you receive emails with attachments you can not open;
  • if you have corrupt files or databases;
  • if you have damaged or accidentally erased flash...
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06:48
An entire 'Pokemon' game is playable...

When you think of Minecraft add-ons, you probably think of mini games or the occasional clever machine -- fun, but you'll likely be back to the main game before long. Well, you might want to clear your schedule with this one. Phoenix SC has release...

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06:36
W1-equipped BeatsX headphones begin arriving in NYC...




After months of delays, Apple's new BeatsX headphones are now available in limited quantities, showing as "in stock" at just a few of the company's retail stores in Manhattan.

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06:31
Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Google, 93 others file...

Elizabeth Dwoskin, Washington Post:

On Sunday night, technology giants Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, Twitter, Uber and many others filed a legal brief opposing the administration’s contentious entry ban, according to people familiar with the matter. The move represents a rare coordinated action across a broad swath of the industry — 97 companies in total— and demonstrates the depth of animosity toward the Trump ban.

The amicus brief was filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, which is expected to rule within a few days on an appeal by the administration after a federal judge in Seattle issued late Friday a temporary restraining order putting the entry ban on hold. The brief comes at the end of a week of nationwide protests against the plan — as well as a flurry of activity in Silicon Valley, a region that sees immigration as central to its identity as an innovation hub.

From the brief:

Immigrants make many of the Nation’s...

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06:23
Uber's latest option is a personal chauffeur

If you're traveling, or flitting about from one business meeting to another, it can be annoying to arrange a ride for very stop on the journey. Uber is looking to remedy the issue by launching UberHire, a service that lets you rent a car (and driver)...

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06:18
Apple blasts Australian banks (again) for Apple Pay...

Apple continues to blast Australian banks for attempting to stop or delay the roll-out of Apple Pay in the country. In its latest submission to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, the Cupertino, California-based comapnysaid it was concerned banks are seeking to “delay the expansion of Apple Pay,” hurting both consumers and smaller card issuers who could use the technology “as a means of securing a digital presence in competition with the big banks.”

The country’s three biggest banks — including the top lender, National Australia Bank — want approval to collectively negotiate with Apple to install their own electronic payments applications on iPhones. The banks are seeking to be able to negotiate jointly for access to Apple's phones without themselves being accused of violating anti-competition law.

However...

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06:05
Annual Apple iPhone sales fall for the first time in...

Apple’s iPhone sales fell for the first time in China on an annual basis. 2016 sales for Apple totalled 44.9 million units with under 10% marketshare, representing a 23% drop in shipments compared to 2015. This decline highlights how China continues to be dominated by local brand smartphone manufacturers like Oppo, Huawei and Vivo.

These companies (many of which are unknown internationally) represent half of smartphone sales in China with Oppo shipments growing more than 100% in the last year. This is according to numbers by IDC, via Bloomberg.

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06:04
Apple once again requests to sell used iPhones in...

Apple has once again requested to sell used iPhones in India as it negotiates with the government for concessions to start production in the country, reports Bloomberg, quoting an unnamed “person familiar with the matter.”

The company has purportedly asked to bring in used smartphones to be refurbished and sold in India, saying it will have the manufacturing infrastructure needed to make them compliant with quality standards, said the person, who asked not to be named as the matter is private. The request is included in a list of concessions submitted by Apple to a panel of government officials that includes a 15-year tax holiday, according to Bloomberg.

In May 2016, the...

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06:00
97 Tech Companies Including Apple, Google, Microsoft...

An anonymous reader shares a WashingtonPost report: Silicon Valley is stepping up its confrontation with the Trump administration. On Sunday night, technology giants Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, Twitter, Uber and many others filed a legal brief opposing the administration's contentious entry ban. The move represents a rare coordinated action across a broad swath of the industry (Editor's note: the link could be paywalled; alternate source) -- 97 companies in total -- and demonstrates the depth of animosity toward the Trump ban. The amicus brief was filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, which is expected to rule within a few days on an appeal by the administration after a federal judge in Seattle issued late Friday a temporary restraining order putting the entry ban on hold. The brief comes at the end of a week of nationwide protests against the plan -- as well as a flurry of activity in Silicon Valley, a region that sees immigration as central to...

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05:57
VR evangelist doubles down on rumor that Apple AR...




Augmented and virtual reality herald Robert Scoble has amplified his predictions about an Apple partnership with Carl Zeiss on a pair of smart glasses, and is predicting an announcement of the technology possibly as early as the middle of 2017.

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05:55
Arcade cabinet brings wind, smell and bugs to VR

Koei Tecmo Wave, the company best known for the Dynasty Warriors game series, has unveiled an arcade cabinet that adds all-new sensations to virtual reality. The "VR Sense" enclosure is a "multifunction 3D seat" that brings movement, aroma, touch, wi...

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05:54
Apple, other tech companies file brief opposing...

The legal battle is intensifying over President Trump's immigration order, with further court filings expected today from both the government and Department of Justice. Seventy-five tech companies, including Apple, U.S. tech companies have filed an amicus brief opposing the travel ban, saying it "inflicts significant harm on American businesses.”

The companies filed their brief in a case brought by Minnesota and Washington state, which challenges Trump’s executive order. The Trump administration appealed the case to the 9th Circuit after a federal judge in Seattle halted the immigration ban. Trump attacked U.S. District Judge James Robart in a series of tweets over the weekend.

“The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!” Trump wrote. “Just cannot believe...

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05:51
BeatsX May Launch as Early as Today Per Apple's...

The much-anticipated launch of BeatsX could be occurring soon, according to some behind-the-scenes movement happening on Apple.com where the earphones are now listed as "Available Today" in two stores in Manhattan: West 14th Street and the Upper East Side. At the time of writing, customers can't order or add BeatsX to their bag, however, so it's still unclear when exactly the earphones will be up for purchase.

Two stores in New York list BeatsX "Available Today" for Personal Pickup

Adding to the evidence of an imminent launch is Best Buy, which has quietly updated its website with a "Check Stores" button, as noted by one Redditor. The button still presents users with an out of stock...

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05:33
Local Chinese Smartphone Brands Kick Apple to fourth...

Last week Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple's Great Quarter Spills Over to Winning the Smartphone Race during the Holiday Quarter." The IDC's global report had Apple taking top smartphone vendor in Q4 2016, edging out Samsung. However, in China where Apple's iPhone sales sank during the holiday quarter, IDC reports that Apple fell to the fourth spot in China.

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05:30
Apple Watch Series 1 goes on sale at Target, matches...

It looks like the Series 1 version of the Apple Watch is on sale again.

A quick notice over at Reddit pointed out that the 38 millimeter version is on sale for $199 and the 42 millimeter version is on sale for $229, respectively.

The sales seem to mimic Target’s pre-Christmas pricing for the smartwatch.

Take a look and let us know what you think in the comments.

Via Reddit and Target

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05:30
Get the Complete iOS 10 Developer Course at 70% off...

For anyone considering becoming a developer, Rob Percival's Complete iOS 10 Developer Course is already one of the best ways to go from newbie to pro. We've had this popular set of 217 online lessons available before for just $25...but what if you could get it for 70% off of THAT low price? That's what you'll get today if you purchase the Complete iOS 10 Developer Course from the Apple World Today Deals Shop and enter coupon code LEARN70 during checkout.

Yes, we said 217 lessons! But that's not all you get. Here's the whole enchilada:

  • Access 217 lectures & 30 hours of content 24/7
  • Dive into SiriKit, Messages & Maps in iOS 10
  • Explore apps, home screen widgets,...
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05:15
How-To: How to clean your Mac’s keyboard keys

This is one of the handiest things I’ve run across in a long time.

As much as I love my Apple keyboard, it builds up dirt over time. A cool instructional video from 2015 by an author going under the name “Gumballer9”, shows you how, quickly and cheaply, take a paper towel, wrap it around your index finger, spray the paper towel with Windex or a similar cleaner, then use a circular motion to dramatically clean each key.

It works.

So, here it is, take a gander and if you have any additional methods for cleaning your Mac that you’d like to share, please let us know in the comments.

Via YouTube

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05:13
Report: Apple still wants to sell used iPhones in...

According to Bloomberg, Apple is again asking for permission to sell used refurbished iPhones in India. The company tried asking for this before but was shot down by government officials in the country.

Apple is planning to manufacture new iPhones in India as soon as April but is again negotiating to sell refurbished devices as well, assumedly at lower prices than the brand new models.

more…

Filed under: Apple...

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05:00
LG to offer fixes for UltraFine 5K monitors, will...

Following the revelation that LG’s 5K UltraFine monitor, which rolled out in late 2016, experiences proximity problems when placed within 6.5 meters of a Wi-Fi router, the company has stated that it will be adding extra shielding to units manufactured in the future.

The extra shielding will be present in units manufactured after February 2017.

As for existing monitors, it appears those can also be retrofitted against signal interference, as well. The report didn’t mention how existing monitor owners can have their displays repaired if necessary. LG’s 5K monitor comes with a one year warranty that covers labor and parts, so it may be as simple as submitting a repair request on LG’s site.

Said new units will presumably be able to operate within 6.25 meters of a wireless router without issue.

LG’s UltraFine monitor features a 27-inch display with 5120-by-2880 resolution, a Thunderbolt 3 port, and three USB 3.1 ports. It also has a built-in camera,...

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04:55
UK electric car sales reach a record high

Electric car sales are slowly rising in the UK. Fresh figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that 7,279 "alternatively fuelled vehicles" were registered in January. That's a 19.9 percent increase from the 6,072 report...

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04:30
How to pin and unpin tabs in macOS Sierra’s Safari

Safari in macOS Sierra allows you to “pin” tabs. Pinning a website puts the site's icon in the top left section of the Tab bar, allowing you to pull up the site with a click.

Pinned tabs are persistent across all Safari windows, even when you quit the web browser. Pinned tabs sync content across windows, including video. If you right click on a pinned tab, you can close all unpinned tabs. Here’s how to pin a tab:

  • From the View menu, select Show Tab Bar.
  • Navigate to one of your favorite web sites, such as (ahem) AppleWorld.Today.
  • Right-click or control-click the tab bar, and select Pin Tab from the pop-up menu that appears. The current web site will be added to the pinned list, which is located at the far left edge of the tab bar.

To remove a pinned web site, make sure the tab bar is visible and:

  • Right-click or command-click in the pin for the web site you wish to remove.
  • Select Unpin Tab...
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04:28
Apple again attacks Australian banks for attempting...

Apple has hit walls introducing Apple Pay into Australia with the banks arguing Apple’s business practice was anticompetitive. The banks demanded access to the NFC hardware in the iPhone to be able to offer competing contactless mobile payments services. Apple refused and the banks went to court.

Although draft rulings indicate that the court will rule in favour of Apple, the final decision will be announced in March. Today, Apple continues to lay on the criticism accusing the Australian banks for attempting to ‘delay or even block’ the Apple Pay rollout.

more…

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04:25
Facebook and Google tackle fake news ahead of French...

Fake news on Facebook and Google reached millions of people during US elections, and France wants to make sure its own presidential contests aren't disrupted. Compounding the risk, a lot of fake US news reportedly came from Russia, and Marine Le Pen'...

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04:24
PayPal leads in the global wallet wars

Global spending via mobile wallets is expected to rise by nearly 32% this year to $1.35 trillion, a new study from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) has found.

The study found that spending is currently concentrated in the Far East and China, due primarily to the success of Alipay and WeChat. However, the research says that moves by PayPal and Apple to offer wallets that can be used both in-store and online means that wallets will increasingly become the default payment mechanism in other markets.

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04:19
Fitness and health wearables to become a $20 billion...

A new study from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) has found that a gradual change in direction for fitness wearables towards healthcare devices will lead to over 75 million Americans using dedicated activity trackers by 2021, over double the current user base.

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04:14
UAE Ministry Announced Today that Apple had informed...

A report out of Dubai today claims that that "Apple is set to recall 88,000 iPhone 6s devices due to battery issues. However, the publication is getting a head of reality. This isn't a classic recall at all.

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04:11
Vitamin-R 2.44 - Personal productivity tool.

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

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

Features

  • Time Slice Your Work. Vitamin-R breaks down large, vaguely defined tasks into a series of short "time slices" of between 10 and 30 minutes, each with specific, easily reachable and actionable objectives. During these time slices it keeps you focused on accomplishing only this one objective and provides you with mechanisms for dealing with interruptions, poor concentration, etc.
  • Get Started. Vitamin-R concentrates on getting you started allowing you to break through the resistance of...
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04:08
What Apple Can Learn from Airwalk

Josh Centers explores what Apple can learn from a once-mighty shoe company.

 

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04:00
Seal makes it easy to create seal titles for Apple...

By Aaron Lee

Conner Productions's Seal is a pro level template to make introductory seal titles for Apple's Final Cut Pro X. It’s free — and free is good!

Seal — designed with creative professionals, individuals, and businesses — is customizable and lets you create introduction seals for your videos featuring a spinning seal that comes into focus. It’s easy to customize text color, background color, and other elements to craft the template to fit within a video. Conner Production's installer makes installing Seal easy; using the template in videos is a matter of dragging it into the timeline.

No matter how long the text is or how much the title is tweaked, it will still have a refined, exceptional feel. Seal was designed in Apple’s Motion software, and features organic gaussian blurs, noise, and stylistic effects.

Conner Productions is offering Seal as a free download; it's...

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03:55
Apple, Google, Facebook and more file amicus brief...

A total of 97 companies, including Apple and many other major Silicon Valley technology firms, filed an amicus brief late on Sunday to oppose the immigration order introduced by US President Donald Trump (via Bloomberg). An amicus brief is a legal filing that allows parties not directly involved in a lawsuit to offer their opinions to the court.

The brief says an open-ended ban does not aid America’s national security and instead undermines its interests. It notes that 200 of the companies in the Fortune 500 list were founded by immigrants or their children.

more…

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03:22
Apple tells Australian Commission that their Bank...

In November Patently Apple posted a report titled "The Australian Bank Cartel is denied the Ability to Force Apple to Open Apple Pay API's on their Terms." Today we learn that last week Apple sent a letter to the Australian Commission accusing the banks of deliberate delays in implementing Apple Pay.

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03:03
WhatRoute 2.0.13 - Geographically trace online data-...

WhatRoute is designed to find the names of all the routers an IP packet passes through on its way from your Mac to a destination host. It also measures the round-trip time from your Mac to the router, thus enabling you to determine slow links--or hops--in the Internet. WhatRoute can also find dead links, such as routers that don't respond.

  • A geo-location server is queried and the locations of the hosts discovered in a trace or seen active on the LAN, can be plotted on a low resolution map or viewed in high resolution on Google Earth
  • WhatRoute also provides network and port scanning, ping, whois, DNS, and LAN monitoring functions.
  • Find the ASN with which a network is registered and the networks with which it peers.
  • View network flows

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.


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03:00
The Morning After: Monday, February 6 2017

Welcome to the week. We saw Amazon's brief and disgusting teaser for its delivery drones, China becomes the biggest producer of solar energy in the world, Windows Cloud (unrelated) and how Elon Musk scratches his Minecraft itch.

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03:00
Nature documentary 'Planet Earth II' is...

Planet Earth II was probably the BBC's best piece of TV programming last year. The documentary series captured and, more importantly, explained the natural world with nuanced narration and breathtaking cinematography. Now, the show is coming to Snapc...

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02:49
Stacks 3.2.7 - New way to create pages in...

Stacks is a new way to create pages in RapidWeaver. It's a plugin designed to combine drag-and-drop simplicity with the power of fluid layout.

Features

  • Fluid Layout: Stacks lets you build pages that flow text to the dimensions of a theme even if the theme has a variable width. You can build flowing columns, flexible rows, and tiles of images.
  • Nesting Objects: Build columns within columns within rows within columns. Or group a stack of objects inside a box. Almost anything is possible with Stacks.
  • Download More Stacks:There are hundreds of professionally designed free and low cost stacks ready for download. Easily add amazing content to your site.
  • Live Image Editing: Resize, rotate, and style your images with an easy to use HUD and see the changes happen right in the layout.
  • Pros Welcome: Because Stacks builds layout with...
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02:43
iShowU Instant 1.1.5 - Full-featured screen...

iShowU Instant gives you real-time screen recording like you've never seen before! It is the fastest, most feature-filled real-time screen capture tool from shinywhitebox yet. All of the features you would expect are here, and probably some you don't!

  • Record from any screen
  • Enhance your microphone audio through the use of a dynamics processor, compressor and/or equaliser*
  • Record from iOS devices
  • Add text and/or an overlay
  • Enhance your recording with mouse and click visualization
  • Trim front/back after recording
  • Create time-lapse recordings
  • Share to a wide range of online services
  • And more!

* requires Advanced Features.



Version 1.1.5:

  • Fixed inaccurate FPS when re-encoding a recording (to fix frame durations)

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02:08
Apple Joins Nearly 100 U.S. Firms to File Legal...

Apple has joined 96 other companies in filing a legal brief opposing President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, Bloomberg reported on Monday.

Other technology companies named in the amicus brief include Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, Snap, Uber, Twitter, and Intel, with consumer goods companies like Levi Strauss and Chobani also named in the brief. Amazon wasn't listed, with the company's CEO Jeff Bezos already backing the original lawsuit brought by Washington state's attorney general that brought a temporary halt to the immigration ban on Friday.

The brief was filed late Sunday in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, highlighting the importance of immigrants to the economy and for society as a whole, and arguing the unlawfulness of the ban. According to the report, the filing of the brief was originally planned...

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02:08
Apple Joins Nearly 100 U.S. Firms to File Legal...

Apple has joined 96 other companies in filing a legal brief opposing President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, Bloomberg reported on Monday.

Other technology companies named in the amicus brief include Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, Snap, Uber, Twitter, and Intel, with consumer goods companies like Levi Strauss and Chobani also named in the brief. Amazon wasn't listed, with the company's CEO Jeff Bezos already backing the original lawsuit brought by Washington state's attorney general that brought a temporary halt to the immigration ban on Friday.

The brief was filed late Sunday in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, highlighting the importance of immigrants to the economy and for society as a whole, and arguing the unlawfulness of the ban. According to the report, the filing of the brief was originally planned...

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01:40
Intel drones form US flag for Lady Gaga's...

Remember when quadcopter drones juggled balls and formed up into a Star Trek logo? That seems downright quaint compared to what we just saw at Lady Gaga's elaborately produced Super Bowl halftime show. During her first number, 300 Intel drones formed...

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00:01
Apple, Google, 95 other U.S. companies file in...




Apple, Google and Microsoft joined a list of nearly 100 technology companies in signing an amicus brief on Sunday opposing President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, saying the temporary ban "inflicts significant harm on American business."

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Sunday February 5

22:48
Apple, Google, and 95 other tech firms join forces...

Enlarge / Donald Trump, Peter Thiel (center) met with and Apple CEO Tim Cook (right) and other leaders in December 2016. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Nearly 100 tech companies, including Facebook, Github, Uber, and Lyft, signed on to a court filing submitted to the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals late Sunday night, Pacific Time.

The firms are now adding their support to a fast-moving lawsuit, State of Washington v. Trump, to halt the recent executive order that placed new immigration restrictions on people from seven Muslim-majority nations.

On Friday in federal court in Seattle, US District Judge James L. Robart...

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20:59
OnyX 3.2.3 - Maintenance and optimization tool.

OnyX is a multifunction utility that you can use to verify the startup disk and the structure of its system files, to run miscellaneous maintenance and cleaning tasks, to configure parameters in the Finder, Dock, Safari, and some of Apple's applications, to delete caches, to remove certain problematic folders and files, to rebuild various databases and indexes, and more.



Version 3.2.3:

  • Bug corrected that occurred when displaying the menu-bar icons
  • Deleting the Internet cache improved
  • Deleting the temporary items improved
  • New option: Dwell Control menu-bar icon
  • New option: Keychain menu-bar icon
  • Fax menu-bar icon removed
  • HomeSync menu-bar icon removed
  • Icon previews added to the menu-bar icons option
  • Integrates version 3.16.2 of SQLite 3
  • Miscellaneous minor corrections made
  • Help improved and reindexed



  • macOS 10....

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18:32
With Apple Watch prices falling and Jawbone’s exit,...

Earlier today, we reported that Jawbone was exiting the consumer hardware market in favor of selling health products and services directly to businesses. Furthermore, 9to5Toys shared an Apple Watch deal today that pushed the price of a Series 1 model down to $199.99.

With Apple Watch prices continuing to fall and Jawbone exiting the consumer hardware market, is there still a market for dedicated sport bands like the Fitbit?

more…

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18:08
Apple's Tim Cook makes surprise stops at stores...




Apple CEO Tim Cook on Sunday made unexpected visits to two French Apple stores on Sunday, namely the Terrasses du Port outlet in the southern city of Marseilles, and the Carrousel du Louvre location in Paris.

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13:55
Logic Pros: Breathe some life into your tracks w/...

In this week’s episode of Logic Pros, we are stepping into the world of Exhale. A perfect follow-up to our review of Output’s Substance bass engine, the company’s Exhale Kontakt instrument for Logic Pros X (and other DAWs) boasts a wide array of vocal samples, loops and phrases fed through a complex synthesis engine resulting in one of the coolest vocal plugins for Logic I’ve used in a long time. 

Outside of typical, organic lead vocals, many of the sounds made with voices in contemporary music (think vocal samples and effects used in electronic and hip-hop music) are often done with your basic sampler like an EXS 24 or in specialty...

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12:55
Apple Pays a Surprise Visit to an Apple Store in...

Life is full of surprises and today's is Tim Cook landing in France and visiting one of their stores.

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12:17
Microsoft is piling in Patent Filings for Augmented...

Back in September Apple's CEO Tim Cook was interviewed by ABC News and he focused on Augmented Reality being Apple's preference over Virtual Reality. Cook told ABC's reporter Roberts that AR "gives the capability for both of us to sit and be very present, talking to each other, but also have other things -- visually -- for both of us to see. Maybe it's something we're talking about, maybe it's someone else here who's not here present but who can be made to appear to be present. There are a lot of really cool things there." While Apple is talking up Augmented Reality (AR), Apple's competitor Microsoft wanted to get the leap on Apple in this emerging market and introduced HoloLens. In today's report we look at how Microsoft's increasing patent filings that at minimum shows us that they're planning to attack AR on multiple fronts with their one common Windows 10 platform and their offshoot for AR systems.

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12:08
Jawbone reportedly exiting consumer wearable market...

According to a report from TechCrunch, Jawbone is exiting the consumer hardware market and will shift its strategy to selling services and products directly to businesses in the health market. The report comes following earlier claims that Jawbone had run out of money.

more…

Filed under: Apple ...

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11:48
Tim Cook makes surprise visits to France Apple...

According to local reports from Mac4Ever and iPho.fr, Apple CEO Tim Cook paid a surprise visit to an Apple Store in Marseille, France and another in Paris. The Apple Store opened last May and is located in the shopping mall of Terrasses du Port.

more…

Filed under: Apple ...

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11:15
How Apple’s ‘1984’ Super Bowl ad was almost canceled

For many of you, this might be an old familiar story but, on Super Bowl Sunday, it’s still interesting to read how the “greatest commercial ever made” might never have been broadcast.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:57
Supercar concept runs on electrolyte fluids

Alternative fuel cars are rarely pulse pounding thrill rides, but NanoFlowcell might have created an exception to the rule. It's teasing the Quant 48Volt, a supercar concept that runs on a combination of positive and negative electrolyte fluids. No...

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10:07
∞ Archerfish says “I spit in your face!”

I still remember watching a segment in a documentary about this fish when I was a kid. So, of course, my brothers and I ran around spitting on each other.

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09:30
Ben Heck's Essentials series: A Star Wars LED...

This week, Karen has a project that requires a bit of intelligence, and discrete electronics can provide just that. To make her laser-cut Star Wars BB-8 light more responsive to the world around it, Ben helps design a circuit using active and pas...

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09:19
Airfoil 5.5.2

Updates the Instant On to version 8.4.1 with full support for macOS 10.12 Sierra. ($29 new, free update, 14.4 MB)

 

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09:18
CleanMyMac 3.7.2

Adds a Document Versions cleanup feature and brings support for the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro. ($39.95 new, free update, 35 MB)

 

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08:00
After Math: Do you think this is a game?

It's been a heck of a week for gamesmanship. Sony announced significant firmware upgrades for the PS4, Super Mario Run is collecting millions in coin and Nintendo revealed surprisingly affordable pricing for its Switch multiplayer system. Numbers, be...

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07:00
All all-electric supercar, and more in the week that...

In a major win for clean energy, Tesla just unveiled the biggest battery storage facility on the planet. It's made from 396 Powerpacks, and it can store 80 megawatt-hours of electricity -- enough to power 2,500 households for an entire day. Meanwhile...

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06:00
Disable The Power Button On A Mac

Sometimes you wanna’ use a computer as a server. So you can disable the power button from putting the system to sleep:

defaults write com.apple.loginwindow PowerButtonSleepsSystem -bool yes

That’s all I got for ya’ today…

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05:37
OnyX 3.2.3 - Maintenance and optimization tool.

OnyX is a multifunction utility that you can use to verify the startup disk and the structure of its system files, to run miscellaneous maintenance and cleaning tasks, to configure parameters in the Finder, Dock, Safari, and some of Apple's applications, to delete caches, to remove certain problematic folders and files, to rebuild various databases and indexes, and more.



Version 3.2.3:

  • Bug corrected that occurred when displaying the menu-bar icons
  • Deleting the Internet cache improved
  • Deleting the temporary items improved
  • New option: Dwell Control menu-bar icon
  • New option: Keychain menu-bar icon
  • Fax menu-bar icon removed
  • HomeSync menu-bar icon removed
  • Icon previews added to the menu-bar icons option
  • Integrates version 3.16.2 of SQLite 3
  • Miscellaneous minor corrections made
  • Help improved and reindexed



  • macOS 10....

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04:24
Hack knocks out a fifth of the Dark Web

The Dark Web is having a rough time right now... although the victims in this case won't earn too much sympathy. An Anonymous-linked hacker speaking to Motherboard brought down about a fifth of the Tor network's 'secret' websites (over 10,000 of them...

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02:54
The easy guide to switching from Windows to Mac




Long-term Windows users looking to dip their toe into the Mac ecosystem for the first time typically stick to applications they are familiar with on PC, but there is a wealth of other software that can do the job for the more ambitious switcher.

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Saturday February 4

23:11
Ancient Ceres may have had plenty of ice volcanoes

Millions of years ago, Ceres' surface might have had plenty of icy volcanoes to keep Ahuna Mons company. Scientists have always found its solitary existence weird anyway. "Imagine if there was just one volcano on all of Earth," University of Arizona...

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20:59
ExpanDrive 5.4.5 - 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 5.4.5:

New

  • Much improved throughput for Dropbox transfers as well as correct Folder modification times and support for larger listings in folders

Fixed

  • Sharepoint connector fixes including authentication and deletion
  • Amazon Cloud Drive authentication on Mac has been updated due to a change in Amazon's OAuth flow
  • Fixed an issue with refreshing folders with non-ascii...
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20:59
VueScan 9.5.68 - Scanner software with advanced...

VueScan is a scanning program that works with most high-quality flatbed and film scanners to produce scans that have excellent color fidelity and color balance. VueScan is easy to use, and has advanced features for restoring faded colors, batch scanning and other features used by professional photographers.

Why should you use VueScan?

  • Easy to use - just run VueScan, press Preview, adjust the cropping, then press Scan.
  • Accurate colors - uses ICC profiles and IT8 calibration.
  • Powerful - dozens of advanced options.
  • Faster workflow - can edit one image while the next image is being scanned (most scanner software won't let you work with one image while another is being scanned).
  • Simple to install - installing VueScan changes nothing on your system, installs nothing in your operating system and all other scanner software will continue to function.

The list of supported scanners is...

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19:58
'Windows Cloud' looks like Microsoft'...

To date, Microsoft has had a simple strategy for fighting Chromebooks: make low-cost Windows laptops that negate Google's price advantage. However, it now looks to be extending that strategy to the operating system itself. Both Windows Blog Italia...

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18:26
Dark net black markets are turning to bug bounty...

Dark net black markets are taking a leaf out of many legit companies' book and turning to bounty hunters to find security flaws in their systems. Hansa Market is one of them. According to CyberScoop, the marketplace, which brought in $3 million last...

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16:55
Lady Gaga's Super Bowl show will tout '...

It's easy to be cynical about the Super Bowl's halftime show: unless you're a fan of the artists, it's often an excuse for a bathroom break... or at least, to gawk at the ridiculousness of the American cultural zeitgeist. Lady Gaga might give even th...

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15:27
Google ordered to turn over foreign emails

So much for Microsoft's court win providing a neat and tidy defense against law enforcement requests for foreign data. As part of an FBI fraud investigation, a Philadelphia judge has ordered Google to obey search warrants for emails stored on server...

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13:59
Jawbone is reportedly leaving consumer for clinical...

It's no secret that things haven't been going well at Jawbone HQ. Last year, rumors came out that the company was halting the production of all its fitness trackers, and its customer service provider dropped it for unpaid services. Now a new report b...

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13:54
Tips: Delaying the start of iTunes to avoid the...




If you're running a machine with external drives, it's possible that they won't be mounted when iTunes starts looking for data. AppleInsider explains how to get around this, with a simple AppleScript.

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12:29
∞ How a Pelican Case is made

This is just a promotional video for Pelican but the assembly process is interesting. Like most photographers, I’m a big fan of Pelican Cases.

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12:28
Elon Musk says he put immigration ban on Trump...

Elon Musk said he wasn't about to join Uber's CEO in quitting President Trump's economic advisory council, and he's sticking to his guns in the wake of a meeting on February 3rd. The Tesla founder claims that he managed to get the immigration ban dis...

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11:37
VueScan 9.5.68 - Scanner software with advanced...

VueScan is a scanning program that works with most high-quality flatbed and film scanners to produce scans that have excellent color fidelity and color balance. VueScan is easy to use, and has advanced features for restoring faded colors, batch scanning and other features used by professional photographers.

Why should you use VueScan?

  • Easy to use - just run VueScan, press Preview, adjust the cropping, then press Scan.
  • Accurate colors - uses ICC profiles and IT8 calibration.
  • Powerful - dozens of advanced options.
  • Faster workflow - can edit one image while the next image is being scanned (most scanner software won't let you work with one image while another is being scanned).
  • Simple to install - installing VueScan changes nothing on your system, installs nothing in your operating system and all other scanner software will continue to function.

The list of supported scanners is...

| Read more »
11:00
The Gita is your rolling robot porter

Though robots are increasingly making their way into factories, offices and even airports, they're still not something you'd encounter walking down a city street -- and definitely not in a way that's personally useful to you. We'd all love to have ou...

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10:25
Facebook has been granted a Patent for a Tilt...

On January 26 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Surprisingly Facebook was granted a Patent for 3D Gesturing on a Smartphone." This was the same week that the news of Hugo Barra was joining Facebook to lead their Virtual Reality business. The patent that we revealed related to a possible future Facebook smartphone. This week Patently Apple also discovered Facebook's granted patent for scrolling a large image on a tablet by simply tilting the device.

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10:08
Patent Reveals Facebook Seeks to Join the War for...

Facebook surprised us in January when we discovered they had been granted a patent for 3D gesturing on a possible future smartphone. Then this week we discovered another Facebook patent illustrating a possible future tablet that could work with 'tilt scrolling' for games and other multimedia apps. And to top it all off we've discovered that Facebook is working on a Home Automation device and system that will enter them into the home automation war that's still in its infancy between Apple, Google, Amazon and Microsoft.

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09:30
Recommended Reading: Yves Béhar on design in age of...

10 Principles For
Design In The
Age Of AI
Katharine Schwab,
Fast Company

In an age when artificial intelligence is becoming a bigger part of our lives, it's important to have some guidelines to keep innovation focused. Designer Yves Béhar...

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08:30
This week’s top stories: Hands-on w/ Apple Watch...

In this week’s top stories: We go hands-on with the new Theater Mode on Apple Watch, we break down LG’s UltraFine 5K display woes, Tim Cook speaks out on Trump’s immigration ban, Apple’s Q1 earnings report, and much more.

more…

Filed under: Apple ...

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08:00
Microsoft's Surface Ergonomic Keyboard makes...

If you spend most of your days typing at a desk, it's worth looking into an ergonomic keyboard. The traditional flat QWERTY keyboard design wasn't designed with comfort in mind, and really, why should you be forced to live with an input interface ori...

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07:34
Microsoft Is Disabling Older Versions of Skype For...

If you're using an older, outdated version of Skype, you may want to consider updating soon. Microsoft said today that starting on March 1 people will no longer be able to sign in to version 7.16 of Skype for Window desktop and older versions, and version 7.18 of Skype for Mac and older versions thereof. VentureBeat reports: "If you're one of those users, all you'll need to do is download the new update," the Skype team said in a blog post. This isn't the first time Skype is retiring old software. But that doesn't mean the upcoming move won't rankle some people. Version 7.18 of Skype for Mac and version 7.16 of Skype for Windows both came out less than a year and a half ago -- in December 2015. So it's not as if this is very old software. Still, Microsoft has been doing a lot to improve Skype in the past year. It's been migrating the app to its Azure public cloud infrastructure, and adding chatbots. Current versions of Skype -- like version 7.44 for Mac -- come with amenities like...

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07:14
Gmail will stop working on Chrome for XP and Vista...

If it's been some time since you've updated your Chrome browser, you might see a banner at the top of Gmail's interface on February 8th. It'll contain a reminder to update to Chrome version 55 from 53 and below, since the newer iteration comes with s...

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06:30
Watch three teams compete for the best Hyperloop pod...

Last Sunday 27 teams brought their completed Hyperloop pods to SpaceX's headquarters in Southern California hoping to get time in the vacuum-sealed track. After a battery of tests by the judges, only three of the vehicles were deemed worthy of the tu...

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06:10
ExpanDrive 5.4.5 - 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 5.4.5:

New

  • Much improved throughput for Dropbox transfers as well as correct Folder modification times and support for larger listings in folders

Fixed

  • Sharepoint connector fixes including authentication and deletion
  • Amazon Cloud Drive authentication on Mac has been updated due to a change in Amazon's OAuth flow
  • Fixed an issue with refreshing folders with non-ascii...
| Read more »
06:00
@Inc Article on Employee Retention

I’m not sure this format is working for me, but I’m still doing my initial series of articles for Inc. The latest is tips on employee retention, available at http://www.inc.com/charles-edge/how-to-keep-your-best-employees-from-walking-out-the-door.html

The post @Inc Article on Employee Retention appeared first on krypted.com.

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05:31
Become Tech Savvy: How to implement and benefit from...

First time checking out this series? You’ll get the most value by starting at the beginning and checking out the series overview. In our previous article we took a look at how to approach and manage passwords. Today we’ll jump into applying those ideas with 1Password.

Note for regular readers, the already tech savvy, and IT professionals: this series is designed as a resource you can share with those you are helping or for those looking to become tech savvy on their own.

Priority #2 Part 2: Getting started with password management software
Background, Expectations, & Best Practices |

In last week’s post, Michael went into a high-level overview on the importance of password management and preparing to implement a...

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05:00
Tablet market woes continue

Consumer spending during the holiday quarter of 2016 was clearly not aimed at consuming tablets as the market continued its spiraling decline. The fourth quarter of 2016 (4Q16) marked the ninth consecutive quarter that tablet shipments have declined. 

According to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker, vendors shipped 52.9 million tablets in the fourth quarter, which was a decline of 20.1% from the same quarter one year ago. Similarly, shipments of 174.8 million units for the full year 2016 were down 15.6% compared to 2015, marking the second straight year of declining shipments.

"The sentiment around the tablet market continues to grow stale despite a lot of talk about vendors pivoting their product portfolios toward the detachable segment," says Ryan Reith, program vice...

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05:00
The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Letter from the Editor

"Fail fast, fail often" has become something of a Silicon Valley cliché. And yet, despite best efforts to embrace that mantra, our latest president has managed to make an enemy of many of the Valley's most influential...

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04:30
Apple granted a patent for recovering data from a...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,560,693) for “methods and apparatus for access data recovery from a malfunctioning device.” It involves, as you might guess, retrieving your important data when your iPhone goes on the fritz.

In one embodiment of the invention/service, trained service personnel are provided a specialized apparatus for retrieving access data from a malfunctioning device. For example, in the instance the device comprises a cellular device having an unrecoverable hardware failure, trained service personnel can connect to the secure element and retrieve the one or more electronic Subscriber Identity Modules (eSIMs) stored thereon. The eSIMs are then "reclaimed" and reprogrammed/distributed to a new device. In one implementation, security and integrity measures are taken to protect and control distribution of sensitive access data.

In the patent filing, Apple notes that one benefit of physical SIM cards is that they can be removed from one device...

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04:00
Apple needs to be an integral part of the upcoming...

It's looking more and more like 3D printing will be the next major disruptive technology. Apple should a direct part of this, not a sideline observer.

The company was at the forefront of the desktop publishing era; it needs to be an integral part of the 3D printing (additive manufacturing) revolution. Dell has announced that it will offer MakerBot Replicator 3D printers (pictured) and scanners "to create an end-to-end 3D design solution for small and medium-sized businesses enabling fast and affordable prototyping." 

I don't want to see the 3D printing market dominated by Windows devices. Apple needs to be more aware of all the places where its devices can and should be used.

I'm not saying that Apple should start manufacturing 3D printers. But how about teaming up with a 3D printer maker on an Apple pro application with complementing hardware-for designing, re-creating and printing using 3-D printers? Or what about offering an iTunes style online store where...

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03:00
The Week in Apple News: Apple earnings, 64-bit iOS,...

Apple headlines for the week ending Feb. 3, 2017

Image by Apple

Apple sold a lot of iPhones during the recent holiday season, but iPad sales continue to fall. Apple also made news in other venues; check out the important ones in this slideshow. Just click on the link to get more information.

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

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01:12
Elon Musk plays 'Minecraft' differently...

Since December, Elon Musk has been discussing plans to build a tunnel to help avoid LA traffic problems. It's been hard to tell if he was serious about "The Boring Company," but a few days ago Wired reported a test trench was already under constructi...

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Friday February 3

23:47
This week on AI: Apple's blockbuster Q1, Cook...




Apple revealed the results of a very successful holiday quarter on Tuesday, setting a record with $78.4 billion in revenue. Politics also took a prominent spot in the news however, and rumors came out about the development of a custom ARM chip for Mac.

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20:59
Dropbox 19.4.12 - Cloud backup and synchronization...

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

Note: You must first sign up to use Dropbox.

The Dropbox application is available for OS X, Windows, and Linux. A video on the site explains more.



Version 19.4.12:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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20:59
Chromium 56.0.2924.87 - Fast and stable open-source...

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



Version 56.0.2924.87:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.9 or later



Download Now]]>

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20:59
Google Chrome 56.0.2924.87 - Modern and fast Web...

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



Version 56.0.2924.87:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.9 or later



Download Now]]>

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20:59
Airfoil 5.5.2 - Send audio from any app to AirPort...

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

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



Version 5.5.2:

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

New

  • Instant On has been updated to version 8.4.1, with full support for macOS 10.12 Sierra and other...
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20:58
Hackers use streaming devices to make radio stations...

Vulnerabilities in the Internet of Things can have odd results, as we witnessed last year when radio stations suddenly started playing archived clips from a furry podcast. More recently, unknown hackers have exploited the Barix IP streamers some stat...

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20:08
'Mafia III' expands its story starting at...

It's more than a little weird that it's taken until now for the folks behind last year's Mafia 3 to announce add-on packs for the game. But that's just how the world works lately. The additional story missions start with "Faster, Baby!" at the end of...

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19:30
A ban on immigration is an attack on Silicon Valley

Almost immediately after President Trump signed an executive order banning immigrants from seven muslim majority countries from entering the US, tech companies have come out in force against it. The ban left hundreds of people detained in airports, e...

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18:51
The FCC stops investigating carrier's '...

Now that there's a new voice atop the FCC, priorities are changing. As part of a "Friday night news dump" -- as it's being called by fellow commissioner Mignon Clyburn -- the regulator announced it's done investigating carriers for "zero rating" prog...

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18:34
Jawbone confirmed to make switch from consumer...




A report on Friday claims Jawbone is officially exiting the consumer wearables space, seemingly confirming rumors that the audio accessory maker turned fitness tracking firm will instead focus on high-margin health products sold to clinicians.

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18:05
Lawsuit Claims Apple Forced Users To iOS 7 By...

According to Apple Insider, a class-action lawsuit has been filed in California that claims Apple broke FaceTime in iOS 6 to force users to upgrade to iOS 7. The lawsuit says Apple forced users to upgrade so it could avoid payments on a data deal with Akamai. From the report: When FaceTime launched in 2010, Apple included two methods of connecting one iPhone to another. The first, a peer-to-peer technology, transferred audio and video data over a direct connection, while a second "relay method" used third-party servers run by Akamai to shuttle data back and forth. Initially, calls routed through Akamai's relay servers only accounted for only 5 to 10 percent of FaceTime traffic, but usage quickly spiked. On Nov. 7, 2012, a jury found Apple's peer-to-peer FaceTime call technology in infringement of patents owned by VirnetX. Along with a $368 million fine, the ruling meant Apple would have to shift away from peer-to-peer to avoid further infringement. Apple began to incur multi-...

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18:02
ESPN strikes deal with EA to broadcast 'FIFA...

ESPN isn't slowing down its plans to make eSports mainstream. The network has now teamed up with EA to broadcast FIFA tournaments on most of its channels, including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and the internet-based ESPN3. Last year, ESPN embraced com...

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17:03
FCC halts nine companies from participating in the...

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced on Friday that the FCC will not let nine companies participate in the federal Lifeline program, which provides low-cost internet connectivity for some of America's lowest-income households. This decision comes just wee...

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16:04
Facebook users pretend the 'Bowling Green...

Some of Facebook's users are using the Safety Check feature to mock outright falsehoods made by Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway. In a recent interview with MSNBC's Hardball, Conway fabricated a terrorist attack called the "Bowling Green massacre" as a...

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15:41
Nintendo's 'Fire Emblem: Heroes'...




Japanese gaming giant Nintendo's second mobile effort, Fire Emblem Heroes, raked in $2.9 million in worldwide gross revenue after just 24 hours on sale, according to statistics released on Friday.

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15:03
That was fast: Nazi punching now a game

It's only been a couple of weeks since a very public incident of face meeting fist, and already there's a proverbial app for that. Punch A Nazi, as the name suggests, lets you smack virtual members of the alt-right without the inconvenience of headin...

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14:45
Should Apple continue including adapters/cables with...

Last December Ben wrote a thorough opinion piece on the topic of what port we may see in future iPhones and also asked for readers’ feedback. The majority of pollsters shared they believe Apple won’t incorporate USB-C in the iPhone this year, with 30% thinking 2018 could be the year, 19% saying ‘Never,’ and 18% ‘Later.’ However, there was still almost 30% of respondents who voted that the change will happen this year.

Whether Apple decides to stick with Lightning for this year’s devices or not, it will be interesting to see if they include more adapters in the box or expect customers to pay extra to retain compatibility with their computers and accessories. What do you think?

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14:39
Nintendo's 'Fire Emblems Heroes' Game...

Nintendo's newly released game Fire Emblem Heroes earned an estimated $2.9 million in worldwide gross revenue during its first 24 hours of availability, according to data shared by app analytics firm Sensor Tower.

Since being released yesterday morning for iOS and Android devices, Fire Emblem Heroes has been downloaded more than two million times from the iOS App Store and the Google Play store. Download numbers may have been affected by a late release in the United States - the game didn't become available on iOS devices until the afternoon.

At $2.9 million in gross revenue, Fire Emblem Heroes is not quite the hit that Pokémon GO and Super Mario Run were. Pokémon Go earned an estimated $10.2 million during...

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14:39
Nintendo's 'Fire Emblem Heroes' Game...

Nintendo's newly released game Fire Emblem Heroes earned an estimated $2.9 million in worldwide gross revenue during its first 24 hours of availability, according to data shared by app analytics firm Sensor Tower.

Since being released yesterday morning for iOS and Android devices, Fire Emblem Heroes has been downloaded more than two million times from the iOS App Store and the Google Play store. Download numbers may have been affected by a late release in the United States - the game didn't become available on iOS devices until the afternoon.

At $2.9 million in gross revenue, Fire Emblem Heroes is not quite the hit that Pokémon GO and Super Mario Run were. Pokémon Go earned an estimated $10.2 million during...

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14:37
AWT News Update: February 3, 2017

Slow News Friday™ returns to the world of Apple, so it's a quick podcast today. We do have some good stories for you, however:

  • BeatsX earbuds may finally make it to stores near you as soon as next week
  • The second big franchise game from Nintendo is now available in several regions
  • Tim Cook goes to Scotland next week to receive an honorary degree

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This is Steve Sande for Apple World Today, and you’re listening to the AWT News Update for February 3, 2017. As usual on Friday, it’s a slow Apple news day so this will be a...

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13:50
Hands-on with Elago’s $15 Macintosh-inspired W3...

Since the Apple Watch was first unveiled, accessory makers flooded the market with third-party add-ons. From watch bands to docks, the options are nearly endless, yet Elago has managed to standout from the competition with its W3 Stand that looks like a vintage Macintosh 128K.

By leveraging Nightstand Mode on your Apple Watch, Elago is bringing back memories of the iconic Mac. And at $15, it’s affordable too…

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13:39
The making of Apple’s HAL

I don’t know how “successful” the ad was for Apple but, re-watching it again after all these years certainly brought back the creepy factor of the ad.

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13:32
South Korean policy forces smartphone makers to...




Smartphone producers will have to advise the South Korean government of incidents where devices explode or catch fire as immediately as possible, according to new safety regulations expected to be announced in the country next week.

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13:20
Apple To Start Making iPhones In India, Says State...

vasanth quotes a report from BBC: Apple is to start making iPhones in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, the state's government has said. Ministers said Apple would start an initial manufacturing operation in the state, whose capital is the tech hub Bangalore, in April. The tech giant has a 2% share of India's mobile phone market, well behind South Korean rival Samsung. Apple has yet to officially confirm the plan, saying only that it is keen to "invest significantly" in India. But Priyank Kharge, minister of information technology and biotechnology in Karnataka, told the AFP news agency: "We have an understanding with Apple and we expect them to start manufacturing in Karnataka by the end of April." Reports said the plant is being set up by Taiwanese manufacturing company Wistron Corp. Apple has held a series of meetings with government representatives at both state and national level and is understood to be pressing for concessions before going ahead with such a move. Apple...

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13:12
Google sells off Terra Bella satellite unit to...




Alphabet's Google on Friday confirmed a deal to sell off its satellite mapping business, Terra Bella, to Planet Labs -- which despite earlier speculation is unlikely to affect Google Maps or by extension its main competition, Apple Maps.

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13:00
Hands-on (literally) with the Twelve South...

Twelve South MagicBridge. Photo © 2017, Steven Sande

Twelve South has done it again -- earlier this week, the Charleston-based design house that creates accessories just for Apple products announced the MagicBridge ($34.99). Like an earlier product called the MagicWand, the MagicBridge is designed to hold both an Apple Wireless Keyboard and Magic Trackpad 2 side by side. The result? Your trackpad doesn't "wander" the desktop when you're using it and the two accessories look like one big keyboard. 

Design

As with all Twelve South products, a lot of thought went into the design of the MagicBridge. It's set up in such a way that the trackpad can be placed either on the left or right side depending on personal preference. A thin silicone pad sits under the keyboard to keep your typing quiet, and that pad can be moved to the other side of the MagicBridge for left-handed...

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12:48
Friday 5: A new Apple Pencil-enabled sketch app,...

Looking for a few apps to keep you entertained this weekend? Then have a look at the latest edition of Friday 5. Inside, we discuss Linea — a brand new sketch app with Apple Pencil support. We also talk about Moonlight, an app that lets you stream NVIDIA GameSteam-compatible games to an iOS device. Those, and three additional apps are on the docket for this week’s edition of Friday 5. Have a look at our brief hands-on video inside for the full rundown. more…

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12:37
iMac Deals: Save $170 to $370 on 27-inch iMac 5K...




In the market for a new iMac? Readers this week can save $170 to $370 on current-generation 27-inch iMac 5Ks (Late 2015) paired with AppleCare extended protection plans. Or take $170 to $270 off 21.5-inch iMac 4Ks bundled with AppleCare. Apple's 21" iMac HD line is also up to $170 off with our exclusive coupon -- all with free shipping and no tax collected outside NY and NJ.

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12:00
LG Confirms 5K Mac Monitor Has Issue When Placed...

Late last month, we learned that LG's UltraFine 5K Display, which was designed in part by Apple to work with the new MacBook Pro and as a replacement for the Thunderbolt Display, would flicker, disconnect, or freeze computers if placed within two meters of a router. The company has acknowledged the issue, and says it will add enhanced shielding to its 5K monitors to prevent interferences with nearby wireless routers in the upcoming batch. From a report: "LG apologizes for this inconvenience and is committed to delivering the best quality products possible, so all LG UltraFine 27-inch 5K displays manufactured after February 2017 will be fitted with enhanced shielding," the company said in an email. Existing models will be able to be retrofitted with the enhanced shielding, which will allow the monitor to be placed near a router.

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11:45
Fire Emblem Heroes brings Nintendo's tactical...

For its first branded mobile game, Nintendo went with the most obvious choice: Super Mario Run, a smartly streamlined take on the classic formula—and thankfully one with a single price tag. Nintendo’s next smartphone and tablet game is quite different in nearly every respect, however, as it’s based on a less prominent franchise, offers a more complex and story-driven experience, and embraces the platform’s tendency for free-to-play gaming. 

It’s Fire Emblem Heroes, and it’s available now on both iOS and Android. The Fire Emblem series has thrived on Nintendo’s own platforms for more than 25 years now, and is best known for its brilliantly captivating and seriously...

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