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Wednesday September 27

09:04
Maintenance 2.2.9 - System maintenance utility.

Maintenance is a system maintenance and cleaning utility. It allows you to run miscellaneous tasks of system maintenance:

  • Check the status of the hard disk
  • Repair permissions
  • Run periodic scripts
  • Reset Spotlight's index
  • Rebuild the LaunchServices database
  • Delete application, font, and system cache



Version 2.2.9:

  • Built with Xcode 9
  • Deleting the logs improved



  • macOS 10.12.x



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09:01
The (almost) complete guide to apps that don't...

Whenever an operating system update appears, there are usually apps that haven't been updated by developers or just aren't working well with the new update for one reason or another. Today we're providing you with a list of apps that just aren't working with macOS High Sierra or that work, but have some compatibility issues.

Apps that do not work with macOS High Sierra

AirfoilRogue Amoeba Software

AppleWorks: Apple

Chax

Disk Inventory X: Tjark Derlien

Excel 2003 Power PC version

Excel for Mac 2004

FileGuardIntego

Filemaker 9 Pro: ...

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09:00
Delta enabling free in-flight iMessage, WhatsApp,...

Good news for passengers flying Delta: the airline is enabling free in-flight iMessage use on most flights starting Sunday. That means you can use your iPhone, iPad, or Mac to send and receive those blue messages without paying up for data. Delta says the new complimentary in-flight messaging perk, which also includes WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, is part of a “multi-billion dollar investment in the customer experience.”

more…

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08:57
Twitter pulls buggy app from Apple Watch without...




The latest Twitter update for the iPhone also disables its accompanying Apple Watch app, potentially as a temporary measure while the company deals with complaints about crashes.

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08:49
Apple 'Inundated' With Spec Scripts and TV...

Apple executives Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, formerly of Sony Television, have spent the last few weeks visiting agents and studio executives in Hollywood, spearheading Apple's ongoing attempts to land "big, smart, splashy dramas" in the vein of Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad. In a new profile on Apple's ambitions by The Hollywood Reporter, multiple studio chiefs are said to be sending Apple spec scripts and packaged projects as potential options for its big break into the premium TV show space.

Apple is reportedly not interested in spending money at the scale of a rival like Netflix (around $6 billion each year on original content), but multiple reports over the past few months have shown the company's gaining interest in both...

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08:45
Two-thirds of Americans don’t bother seeking out...

While this study is on Americans, there’s no reason to believe other countries would do any better. Many of us seek out more information about our favorite sports team than we do science news.

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08:30
EtreCheck 3.4.5 - For troubleshooting your Mac;...

EtreCheck is an app that displays the important details of your system configuration and allow you to copy that information to the Clipboard. It is meant to be used with Apple Support Communities to help people help you with your Mac. EtreCheck automatically removes any personally identifiable information from the output.

EtreCheck will automatically alert you to serious problems like adware, insufficient RAM, or a failing hard drive.



Version 3.4.5:

  • Full support for macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • Improved adware definitions and detection
  • Other bug fixes and improvements



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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08:22
Apple, Fitbit, others work with FDA to pilot digital...

Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino)

The FDA has partnered with some of the biggest names in health and technology to modernize consumer health devices and programs. The agency just announced the companies who will be the first to participate in its precertification pilot program under its Digital Health Innovation Action Plan. Apple, Fitbit, Samsung, and Johnson and Johnson are among the nine companies included in the program, meaning they will collaborate with the FDA to create guidelines for other companies to get FDA precertification based on their digital health programs.

The FDA is trying to make it easier for consumers to have access to approved health devices and programs so...

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08:15
∞ John Kobuki creates a glass flower marble

Glassblowing/creating always fascinates me.

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08:11
Microsoft Announces that Office 2019 will Arrive...

Yesterday during Microsoft's Ignite event in Orlando they announced Office 2019, the next perpetual update for Office that is scheduled to be released in the second half of 2018. Previews of the new products will start shipping mid-year 2018.

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08:10
Apple begins hiring for first Thai store in capital...




Apple has started hiring for a store in Bangkok, its first in Thailand, adding to a group of upcoming international expansions.

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08:08
How to activate the new 280 character tweets on...

Twitter is experimenting with a change to the character limit, moving the limit from 140 to 280 characters. Read on for the details, and how to post your own 280 character tweets. […]

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08:07
Websites and Apache on macOS Server 5.4 on High...

Web Services in macOS Server, Linux and most versions of Unix are provided by Apache, an Open Source project that much of the Internet owes its origins to. Apache owes its name to the fact that it’s “a patchy” service. These patches are often mods, or modules. Configuring web services is as easy in macOS Server 5.4, running on High Sierra (10.13), as it has ever been.

To set up the default web portal, simply open the Server app, click on the Websites service and click on the ON button.


After a time, the service will start. Once running, click on the View Server Website link at the bottom of the pane.


Provided the stock macOS Server page loads, you are ready to use macOS ...

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08:07
Report: Apple wants Breaking Bad talent, shopping...

Despite an awkward start to the original content scene with Planet of the Apps and Carpool Karaoke, Apple appears to be getting serious with its next TV series. Apple poached two Sony Television executives — Jamie Ehrlicht and Zack Van Amburg — back in June, and a new report says the duo has been shopping for high profile TV talent including Breaking Bad veterans.

more…

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08:05
Deeper 2.2.3 - Enable hidden features in macOS.

Deeper is a personalization utility for macOS which allows you to enable and disable the hidden functions of the Finder, Dock, QuickTime, Safari, iTunes, login window, Spotlight, and many of Apple's applications, and more.



Version 2.2.3:

  • Built with Xcode 9



  • macOS 10.12.x



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08:04
Clear nvram in macOS High Sierra

Note: before you do anything with clearing nvram, keep in mind that doing so clears any kext whitelisting you may have done previously!

macOS has the ability to delete all of the firmware variables you’ve created. This can get helpful if you’ve got a bunch of things that you’ve done to a system and want to remove them all. If you run nvram followed by a -p option you’ll see all of the configured firmware variables:

nvram -p

The output would be as follows:

efi-boot-device-data %02%01%0c%00%d0A%03%0a%00%00%00%00%01%01%06%00%05%1c%01%01%06%00%00%00%03%12%0a%00%00%00%00%00%00%00%04%01*%00%02%00%00%00(@%06%00%00%00%00%00X%a8#:%00%00%00%00%eee6%da%00%0b%09G%82%c9%bd4wpQ%82%02%02%04%03$%00%f7%fct%be|%0b%f3I%91G%01%f4%04.hBw;%1a$%82%a3>D%92#%80%e9o%a9!%de%04%04%9a%00\%00A%003%000%006%00A%004%00F%00D%00-%00F%00F%00B%005%00-%003%00F%00A%002%00-%008%00D%00C%004%00-%00B%00F%007%003%00E%007%00F%003%008%00C%007%00E%00\%00S%00y%00s%00t%00e%00m%00\%00L%00i...

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08:03
Use serverinfo in macOS Server 5.4 for High Sierra

macOS Server 5.4 (for High Sierra)  comes with the /usr/sbin/serverinfo command (which was originally introduced in Mountain Lion Server). The serverinfo command is useful when programmatically obtaining information about the very basic state of an Apple Server.

The first option indicates whether the Server app has been downloaded from the app store, which is the –software option:

serverinfo --software

When used, this option reports the following if the Server.app can be found:
This system has server software installed.
Or if the software cannot be found, the following is indicated:
This system does NOT have server software installed.
The –productname option determines the name of the software app:

serverinfo --productname

If you change the name of the app from Server then the server info command won’t work any longer, so the output should always be the following:

Server

The –shortversion command returns the...

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08:01
Twitter hack: How to send 280-character tweets right...

I tested this out on my own account and sure enough, for better or worse, I’m able to send more than 140 characters via Twitter’s website.

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07:54
Sierra Cache Cleaner 11.1 - Clear caches, access...

Sierra Cache Cleaner is an award-winning general purpose tool for macOS X. SCC makes system maintenance simple with an easy point-and-click interface to many macOS X functions. Novice and expert users alike will appreciate the powerful toolset SCC provides. Sierra Cache Cleaner is one of the world's leading maintenance tools, with millions of downloads around the globe.

Sierra Cache Cleaner Features

  • Maintenance. Sierra Cache Cleaner is a one-stop solution for all of your macOS X maintenance needs. Intel or PPC, Tiger or Sierra, SCC has the tools to keep your system running at its best.
  • Optimization. Sierra Cache Cleaner can improve system performance by tuning Internet and file cache settings, implementing RAM disks, and cleaning out various cached and stale data.
  • Customization. Sierra Cache Cleaner lets you control your macOS X experience. Turn off Spotlight or Dashboard, or...
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07:50
∞ Guitarist demos gorgeous Bell’s Harmonic technique

[VIDEO] This is incredible use of guitar string harmonics. Gorgeous work. Video embedded in main Loop post.

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07:44
Bill Gates on Steve Jobs and iPhone, John Gruber on...

First things first, take a look at the video embedded in the main Loop post, a Fox News interview with Bill Gates. Jump to about 11:28 in, where Bill is asked about his “famously tempestuous” relationship with Steve Jobs and the new iPhone.

With that in mind, this is John Gruber, from the linked Daring Fireball post:

I say this with no snark intended: who would have guessed 10 years ago that Bill Gates would be using a personal computing device running a non-Microsoft OS? Or really, an OS that didn’t have “Windows” in the name?

And:

While I’m at it, it occurs to me that Apple is the only company left where all its employees are using only systems made by their own company.

Read the whole post, including the update. Fascinating.

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07:32
How to do a clean install of macOS High Sierra

Luke Filipowicz, Lory Gil, iMore:

Downloading and installing a new OS gives you the opportunity to do some major house cleaning if you so desire. If you feel like you’d like a fresh start with macOS High Sierra, you can always opt to do a clean install: Just follow the steps below, even if you’ve already installed macOS High Sierra.

A clean install does give you a chance to shake out the leftover cruft from legacy installs. Me, I always keep several copies of backups, untouched, so I can go back and retrieve old apps/data I was sure I’d never need again.

Good post.

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07:31
Feature request: Pause audio, don’t just reduce the...

We’ve made quite a few feature requests, some of them for important things – like an option to automatically reply to text messages while driving, which Apple granted in iOS 11. Or for broader themes, like helping us with our personal goals.

Other times, we’ve asked for very small things, but ones we think would contribute to a better all-round experience when using our Apple products. Whether it’s multiple timers, identifying where...

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07:22
The Apple TV, out, then in, then out on Amazon

Sarah Perez, TechCrunch:

The Apple TV is back for sale on Amazon after a two-year hiatus – a move that was expected following Apple CEO Tim Cook’s announcement in June that Amazon’s Prime Video app would arrive on Apple TV later this year. The two companies had clearly come to an agreement that benefitted their mutual interests – for Amazon, that meant getting its streaming video app onto Apple TV devices; and for Apple, it meant getting its streaming media player on Amazon.com’s retail site again.

Except, as of this writing, the Apple TV is no longer on Amazon. I just did a search for “Apple TV” in quotes and without quotes, and got no love.

The Apple TV clearly had popped into stock over the past few days, but now it is not showing up at all. Not clear if this is related to negotiations related to the Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV, or perhaps having something to do with pricing on 4K movies on Amazon.

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07:22
MacX MediaTrans 4.8 ready for the iPhone 8, iOS 11

MacXDVD Software has announced MacX MediaTrans 4.8, adding full support for iOS 11, iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

Users will be able to upgrade, confident that their photos, videos, music and memories will be safely backed up to Mac in case anything goes awry during the migration. MacX MediaTrans is an alternative solution to iTunes and iCloud to backup iPhone to Mac.

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07:21
Cedars-Sinai's Health App that's available...

If you purchased your new Apple Watch series 3 to stay on top of your health, then you should be aware that Cedars-Sinai has launched a new update to their iOS mobile app and for the first time ever, the update includes an Apple Watch compatible version.

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07:16
djay Pro 1.4.4 - Transform your Mac into a full-...

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

Note: This application contains in-app purchases.



Version 1.4.4:

  • Updated for macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • Added plug-and-play support for Denon MCX8000 and MC7000 DJ controllers
  • Added plug-and-play support for Pioneer XDJ-RX, DDJ-RR, DDJ-RX, and DDJ-SZ2 DJ controllers
  • Improved mapping for Pioneer DDJ-SZ DJ controller with support for deck 3/4 FX and separate sampler output
  • Improved mapping for Reloop Mixon 4 with support for Instant Doubles
  • Improved...
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07:15
Comcast’s new XFINITY Instant TV streaming service...

After rumblings back in the spring, Comcast is officially rolling out its new XFINITY Instant TV bundle for broadband customers today. Plans start at $18 per month as the cable giant looks to retain cord-cutters that are becoming increasingly dependent on services like Hulu, Netflix and others. Comcast’s new skinny bundle IPTV will only be available to select customers at launch in beta, with additional markets rolling out over time. A full breakdown of each package with pricing can be found below.

more…

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07:02
Review: Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular further...




The Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular takes a major step forward in making Apple's wrist-worn device its own independent, connected computing platform. Simply put, it's a must-have for athletes in the Apple ecosystem, and a wearable device worth considering for many other non-fitness use cases.

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06:42
Cedars-Sinai hospital's Apple Watch app lets...




Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai offers an Apple Watch app said to be one of the first available from a U.S. hospital, allowing enhanced care for patients directly from their wrist.

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06:40
Negative iPhone X Rumor #900: Apple's TrueDepth...

On Monday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Questionable Rumor Claims Apple is telling iPhone X Component Suppliers to Slow down Delivery." The report noted that the tech media is now into high gear inventing hit-pieces on Apple. To a certain extent this is now the norm and actually expected. Today, the rumor isn't that it's a lack of OLED displays from Samsung but rather ...

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06:16
Cocoatech Releases Path Finder 7.6 (macOS High...

Cocoatech (www.cocoatech.com) has released Path Finder 7.6, a free update of their file browser for users running macOS High Sierra.

Path Finder allows you to view hidden files, compare, merge and synchronize folders, batch rename and batch select files, use Dual Pane and full keyboard navigation to browse your file system and more. Version 7.6 takes advantage of the new APFS cloning feature: duplicating a file on your hard drive now takes only a couple of seconds, regardless of the file size, according to the folks at Cocoatech.

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06:08
Third report reaffirms iPhone X TrueDepth Face ID...




The advanced new facial recognition system in Apple's iPhone X is the main holdup in production of the device -- a rumor now corroborated by three different publications ahead of the handset's November launch.

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06:03
Apple posts job listings for what may be its first...

Apple has posted ads for all the usual retail store positions in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. This could indicate plans for the company’s first full retail store in the country.

Apple mostly relies on a network of authorized resellers in Bangkok. It currently has almost 100 of these, dotted around the capital …

more…

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06:02
Code Line Updates Art View 2 for High Sierra /...

Code Line (www.code-line.com) has updated Art View 2, the Quick Look enhancement for Adobe Creative Cloud and Creative Suite documents. The utility allows users to preview, inspect, and reveal dependent font and image files from within Apple's Quick Look preview feature.

Version 2.0.2 includes support for Adobe Creative Cloud and High Sierra. Art View works whether or not you have Adobe Creative Cloud installed on your system.

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06:00
No excuses! Get iOS 11 developer training for $15...

So, you installed iOS 11 on your iPad and iPhone on September 19, and now you're thinking of some really cool apps that you'd love to see that take advantage of the new features. Those apps aren't going to write themselves, so if you're not already an iOS 11 developer, grab this $15 Complete Swift 4 and Objective-C Course that will take you through iOS 11 and Xcode 9 as well. 

What's in the course? 240 lectures that cover 55 hours of content that you can access any time of day or night. Here are the main areas you'll cover:

  • The Basics of Xcode 9

  • Learning Swift 4

  • Swift 4

  • Swift 4 Actions

  • ...
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05:58
AirPods shipping times improves to 3-5 business days

Apple’s AirPods are available from the online Apple Store in just three to five business days in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, and several other countries.

According to Apple's U.S. website, AirPods ordered today will be delivered between Oct. 4 and Oct.6, while U.K. customers ordering today are being quoted delivery dates between October 3 and October 5. As MacRumors notes, these are the best estimates Apple has offered since the AirPods launched in December 2016. 

AirPods are wireless headphones that allow users to listen to music, make phone calls, enjoy TV shows and movies, play games and interact with Siri. Apple says that advanced sensors know when you are listening and automatically play and pause your music. 

Using Siri, AirPods allow you to access the “personal assistant” with a double tap. The wireless headphones, including a charging case, cost $159. AirPods require Apple devices...

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05:55
Herald 8.0.1 - Notification plugin for Mail.app.

Note: Versions 2.1.3 (for OS X 10.7), 3.0.6 (for OS X 10.8), 4.0.8 (for OS X 10.9), 5.0.2 (for OS X 10.10), 6.0.3 (for OS X 10.11, and 7.0.3 (for OS X 10.12) are no longer supported by the developer.

Herald is a notification plugin for Mail.app, Apple's macOS email client. Inspired by the excellent Mail.appetizer plugin, Herald shows you popup notifications whenever you receive new Mail. It also allows you to perform common actions directly from within the notification window, including deleting messages, initiating replies, viewing messages in Mail, or marking messages as read. Herald's appearance is highly customizable, allowing you to change the background color, text color, size, shadow, transparency, and position of the window. Herald even provides a scrolling text view so you can read full messages without having to switch back to Mail. Herald is a free download and requires macOS Sierra. Note: Mail plugins are not officially...

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05:54
OnyX 3.3.0 - 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 3.3.0:

  • Built with Xcode version 9
  • Deleting the Firefox Bookmark icons correctly works now
  • Deleting the logs improved
  • New replacement icon
  • Misc. minor corrections made



  • macOS 10.12.x



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05:53
Apple: a fix is coming for the iPhone 8 crackling...

Some iPhone 8 owners have a problem with the phone’s earpiece. When making a call, the earpiece makes a disruptive “crackling” or “static” sound that disrupts the audio.

Apple said in a statement to The Verge that the issue only comes up in a “small number” of cases and that the company is working on a software update to fix the problem. “We are aware of the issue which is affecting customers in a small number of cases,” an Apple spokesperson said. “Our team is at work on a fix, which will be included in an upcoming software release.”

The problem seems to impact both the 8 and 8 Plus. Owners indicate that it’s happening across different carriers and in different parts of the world, too, notes The Verge.

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05:50
SK hynix officially Signs on to the Toshiba Memory...

On Monday Patently Apple posted a report titled "The Toshiba Deal with Bain Capital may have to be restructured to get Apple and SK Hynix to Sign on." The report specifically noted that Toshiba Corp had told its main banks on Monday that it had not signed the $18 billion sale of its semiconductor business because Apple Inc, a member of the buyer group, has not agreed on key terms. While we wait to hear that Apple has officially negotiated favorable terms that will allow them to get onboard this deal, today we learn that SK hynix has decided

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05:48
Analyst: iPhone 8 and 8 Plus sales are off to a...

In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that iPhone 8 and 8 Plus sales are off to a solid and stable start despite claims from analysts and media citing a lower than usual turnout at Apple store locations as evidence of decreased interest in the new lineup. 

He thinks Apple is expecting a 50/50 demand split between the iPhone X and iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Sales of the latter two smartphones are on target when taking that into consideration, the analyst says. 

“We previously estimated the production weighting of new 2017 iPhone models at roughly 50% iPhone X and 50% iPhone 8/ 8 Plus,” Kuo tells clients. “This matches what we believe is Apple's (US) estimate for demand. At first glance, the combined first-week adoption rate for the iPhone 8/ 8 Plus might appear low (...

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05:43
WSJ Says iPhone X's Production Issues Due to...

The Wall Street Journal reports that iPhone X production issues were due to a supply imbalance of components dubbed Romeo and Juliet.

The report, citing people familiar with the situation, claims it has taken more time to assemble the Romeo module than the Juliet module, both part of the iPhone X's new TrueDepth facial recognition system for Face ID.

The so-called Romeo module reportedly includes the dot projector that beams more than 30,000 invisible dots to create a precise depth map of your face, while the Juliet module includes the infrared camera that analyzes the pattern.

Earlier this week, both KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and sources speaking with Nikkei Asian Review said the TrueDepth system has indeed been a significant...

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05:41
Apple to Open Retail Store in Bangkok as Confirmed...

Apple has posted a series of job listings for a future retail store in Bangkok, Thailand, as spotted by local publication The Nation.

Apple retail store in Brussels, Belgium

The company is looking to fill the usual Creative, Expert, Genius, Manager, Store Leader, and Business Leader positions, among others, and applications for the two-year Apple Store Leader Program are also open.

The location will be Apple's first retail store in Thailand, and its second in Southeast Asia, following its Singapore location that opened in May.

In July, the Bangkok Post reported that the store will open in...

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05:21
AMD to introduce 12nm Desktop Processors in Q2 2018...

AMD shocked Intel this year with their aggressive Ryzen multicore processor line-up and now AMD is about to do it again. While Intel has now reportedly delayed their 10nm processors for late 2018 or early 2019, AMD has informed its partners that it plans to launch ...

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05:20
WSJ backs report of 3D sensor problem causing delays...

The WSJ has now backed a supply-chain report that poor 3D sensor yields were delaying mass production of the iPhone X.

Yesterday’s report said that Apple’s suppliers were hitting significant yield issues with the 3D sensors used in the TrueDepth camera module of the iPhone X. The problems were said to be so severe that production was being measured in the tens of thousands of units per day …

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05:15
Apple states fix is in progress for “static” sounds...

Apple has announced that it’s working on a fix for some of the “static” and “crackling” sounds some users have experienced from the newly-released iPhone 8’s earpiece.

The company offered the following statement:

“We are aware of the issue which is affecting customers in a small number of cases,” an Apple spokesperson said. “Our team is at work on a fix, which will be included in an upcoming software release.”

The issue itself has been perplexing, as users have reported that the static noise is intermittent and doesn’t occur during every call, nor does it occur when the device is in speaker mode. A user on Apple’s support forums describes it like this:

Apple this morning released iOS 11.0.1 to the public, but that update seemingly doesn’t include a fix for this issue. The company hasn’t offered a timetable for when the update correcting this problem will be released.

If you’ve experienced this issue on your end, please let us know in the...

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05:00
Apple releases iOS 11.0.1 update, focuses on bug...

There’s always a software update to be had.

And this is a good thing.

Only one week after Apple’s release of its iOS 11 operating system, the company has issued its first incremental software update. As of Tuesday, iOS 11.0.1 is now available to install.

The update is described by Apple as including bug fixes and improvements for the operating system. This isn’t a feature update, so you won’t be seeing anything new after you install the update.

To install the update over-the-air, go to Settings > General > Software Update.

If you’ve had a chance to try the iOS 11.0.1 update and have any feedback to offer, please let us know about your experience in the comments.

Via Macworld

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05:00
DataTraveler Bolt Duo can help free up storage space...

Storage space doesn’t come cheap on Apple devices. For example, a 64GB version of the upcoming iPhone X costs $999; a 256GB model is $1,149. Pricing for a 64GB iPad Pro (10.5 inches) starts at $649; the price of a 512GB model starts at $999.

You can help alleviate a lack of storage space with the DataTraveler Bolt Duo, Kingston Digital’s first dual interface USB with a Lightning connector for smartphones and tablets. Capacities allow for storing up to 8,000 photos (the 32GB for $59.99), 16,000 photos (64GB for $89.99) and 32,000 photos (128GB for $119.99). New photos and videos taken with your iOS device can be sent directly to the Bolt. 

The front of the flash drive has a standard Lightening...

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04:56
PSA: Here’s how to get access to 280-character...

Twitter revealed yesterday that it would be doubling the maximum length of a tweet from 140 characters to a full 280 characters. Initially, it is rolling out the new limit to a small percentage of users ahead of a wider deployment later …

more…

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04:52
One-third of Americans would forego coffee for...

The second quarter of 2017 (Q2 2017) was a buoyant quarter for business smartphones and tablets, as the market showed signs of a rebound, according to Strategy Analytics (www.strategyanalytics.com). Business smartphone shipments grew +14.8% year-over-year (YoY), to reach 107.1 million units in Q2 2017, up 6.1% sequentially from Q1 2017.

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04:52
One-third of Americans would forego coffee for...

The second quarter of 2017 (Q2 2017) was a buoyant quarter for business smartphones and tablets, as the market showed signs of a rebound, according to Strategy Analytics (www.strategyanalytics.com). Business smartphone shipments grew +14.8% year-over-year (YoY), to reach 107.1 million units in Q2 2017, up 6.1% sequentially from Q1 2017.

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04:37
BusyCal 3.2.1 - Powerful calendar app with multiple...

BusyCal is an award-winning desktop calendar that combines personal productivity features for individuals with powerful calendar sharing capabilities for families and workgroups. Its unique features include a non-modal Info Panel for easier data entry; To Dos that display in the calendar and auto-forward until completed; repeating To Dos; customizable calendar views including a List view and scrolling Month and Week views; adjustable font styles and sizes, live weather feeds, moon phases, graphics, sticky notes and more. And when you first launch BusyCal, all of your iCal data is instantly imported. BusyCal automatically syncs with iCal, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and other apps and devices that sync with MobileMe or Sync Services. If you later decide to switch back to iCal, all of your calendar data will be current.

BusyCal allows families and workgroups to share calendars with MobileMe, Google Calendar, iCal Server, and other CalDAV Servers. You can even...

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04:30
How to arrange, hide and delete Apple TV apps in...

Downloaded an app to your Apple TV, but don’t use it any more and are tired of seeing it take up space on the tvOS interface? No problem. You can move and hide apps with ease.

  • Highlight the app that you want to move.
  • On your Siri Remote or Apple TV Remote, hold down the Touch surface until the app starts to jiggle. 
  • To move the app on Siri Remote or Apple TV Remote, swipe left, right, up, or down. 
  • When you're finished, press the Touch surface or press Select. 
  • Repeat these steps to move other apps.

To delete an app:

  • Highlight the app you want to delete.
  • Hold down the Touch surface or Select until the app starts to jiggle. 
  • Then press the Play/Pause button and choose Delete or Hide. 
  • Repeat these steps to delete other apps.

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

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04:26
For the Fifth Consecutive Year Apple has been...

For 2017 Apple has been named by Interbrand as the top global brand. In fact, Apple has earned that ranking for the past five years. Apple's brand value grew by 3 percent. For interest sake our report provides you with two Growth History Charts comparing Apple to Samsung and Google.

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04:21
External Link: Nutty Hack of the Week: Pair an Apple...

In the Stupid Apple Tricks department, iMore’s Serenity Caldwell has discovered that it is possible to pair a cellular-capable Apple Watch Series 3 with an Android phone, although she admits that it’s a terrible idea. The process involves tricking the Apple Watch by inserting the SIM from an Android phone into an iPhone, pairing the Apple Watch, and then moving the SIM back to the Android phone. It works, but your Apple Watch will lose many features and have awful battery life. In other words: don’t try this at home.

 

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04:07
Package Central for Adobe InDesign Now Supports...

Zevrix Solutions has announced Package Central 1.10, a compatibility update to company's document packaging automation solution for Adobe InDesign.

The software automates InDesign document collection by processing files from watched hot folders. Package Central can serve unlimited users on a network and offers email notifications, variable folder names, PDF/IDML export, and more. With the new version, the app is upgraded to 64-bit architecture and introduces support for macOS 10.13 High Sierra.

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04:00
Apple files a patent for ‘flexible room controls’...

Apple has filed for a patent (number 9,772,720) for “flexible room controls” that shows the company has big plans for its HomeKit technology. HomeKit is a framework that allows control of compatible home automation devices through iOS and Siri.

In the patent filing, Apple notes that locations of room controls, such as electrical switches and climate-control thermostats, are generally chosen during the architectural design of a building, and the controls are then hard-wired in place within the walls during construction. If the resident subsequently wishes to add controls or move existing controls to another location, it will generally be necessary to break holes in the wall, run new wiring, and then repair and repaint. 

Obviously, that’s inelegant. Apple thinks it has a better way.

Here’s Apple’s summary of the patent: “Control apparatus includes an optical subsystem, which is configured to direct first light toward a scene that includes a hand of a user in...

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03:59
DiskMaker X 7.0 - Make a bootable OS X installer...

DiskMaker X (was Lion DiskMaker) helps you to build a bootable drive from the official OS X installer app (the one you download from the Mac App Store). It detects the OS X Install program with Spotlight then proposes to build a bootable install disk and make it look as nice as possible. It’s the easiest way to build an OS X Installer in a few clicks! Then you can use the Install drive to fully re-install the OS on a freshly formated drive, or install it on your many Macs without re-downloading the full installer.



Version 7.0:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.9 or later

  • Now compatible with macOS 10.13 High Sierra



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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03:54
Apple remains world’s most valuable brand based on...

Interbrand’s annual report on the world’s most valuable brands sees Apple keep the top slot for the fifth consecutive year, ahead of Google and Microsoft. The top ten brands are rounded out by Coca Cola, Amazon, Samsung, Toyota, Facebook, Mercedes Benz and IBM.

Interbrand assesses the all-in value of a brand by analysing three factors …

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03:47
AirPods Shipping Estimates Improve to 3 to 5...

Apple is closing in on its aim to achieve supply/demand balance for its AirPods, with the popular earphones now shipping from the online Apple Store in just three to five business days in the United States, Canada, U.K., Australia, and several other countries around the world.

According to Apple's U.S. website, AirPods ordered today will be delivered between October 4 and October 6, while U.K. customers ordering today are being quoted delivery dates between October 3 and October 5. These are the best estimates Apple has offered since the AirPods launched in December 2016.

AirPods have been in extremely short supply since they became available for purchase, with a typical wait time of six weeks from order to delivery. Only in August did stock begin steadily improving, with shipping estimates dropping to four weeks...

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

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

iOS Apps/Updates

Cheetah Mobile has debuted ARCam, which allows users to create a 3D moment by inserting augmented reality features into photos and videos. It was built on Apple’s ARKit introduced with iOS 11 and is available for free.

macOS Apps/Updates

Twocanoes Software has announced macOS High Sierra compatibility for Boot Runner 2, its OS selection manager for dual boot Macs. 

It offers a customizable startup screen and remote boot control, ensuring Windows or other operating systems are available to receive critical security updates at the right time. Boot Runner 2.2 includes customization...

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01:59
KGI: Initial iPhone 8 sales were not ‘weak’, stable...

A new report from KGI rebuts some of the industry pessimism around the launch of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Although it is true that lines were shorter than the usual blockbuster iPhone release, KGI says that opening weekend sales were about half that of last year’s.

Given that many early adopters are waiting for the iPhone X, 50% sales volume is inline with expectations. KGI says they are seeing stable demand from carrier sales.

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Tuesday September 26

23:00
Little Snitch 4 on sale at 30% off, one day only!

If you read yesterday's review, you know that I got pretty excited about Objective Development's Little Snitch 4. As luck would have it, the company has a sale going on today where you can buy this powerful Mac app at 30% off the usual price -- just $31.50 (regular price is $45). 

No discount code or anything is required; just point your browser at the Objective Development online store and Little Snitch 4 will be available at the sale price. The discount is also valid for upgraders from earlier versions of Little Snitch. 

The sale started today (September 27, 2017) at 6:00 AM UTC and ends tomorrow at 8 AM UTC. That's 11 PM PT on the 26th / 2 AM ET on the 27th for the start of the sale, and it will end at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET on the 28th...

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22:51
KGI: iPhone 8 sales in line with expectations,...




Sales of Apple's iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are off to a solid start despite claims from analysts and media citing a lower than usual turnout at Apple store locations as evidence of decreased interest in the new smartphone lineup.

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22:45
Kuo: Reports of iPhone 8 Sales Woes 'Overdone...

Reports of lower than expected first weekend iPhone 8 sales are "overdone," KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo told investors in a new note sent out this evening. Kuo says that based on estimates of iPhone 8 production and research data from Localytics, the market is "excessively negative" on iPhone 8 sales.

According to Kuo, first weekend sales of the iPhone 8 were not weak, but stable. He believes Apple is expecting a 50/50 demand split between iPhone X and iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, and sales of the latter two devices are on target when taking that into consideration.

We previously estimated the production weighting of new 2017 iPhone models at roughly 50% iPhone X and 50% iPhone 8/ 8 Plus. This matches what we believe is Apple's (US) estimate for demand. At first glance, the combined first-week adoption rate for the iPhone 8/ 8 Plus might appear low (about half that of iPhone 6s/ 6s Plus and 7/ 7 Plus). However, this is due to the fact that the iPhone X is not included...

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21:13
President Trump deletes tweets that supported a...

Last year, Twitter cut off and then reinstated Politwoops, a project that stores and reports deleted tweets by politicians. CEO Jack Dorsey said at the time that Twitter reinstated its access to "bring transparency" - similar to reasoning the company...

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20:22
Amazon's Echo Show loses its access to YouTube

In an unexpected turn, Amazon's Echo Show has suddenly lost its ability to stream videos from YouTube. The Verge points out that the ability disappeared this afternoon, quoting Amazon and Google blaming each other for the issue. While YouTube claims...

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18:34
Configure The VPN Service In macOS Server 5.4 on...

macOS Server has long had a VPN service to allow client computers to connect to a network even when they’re out of the home or office. And as with many a service on macOS Server, this is one of the easiest VPN servers you’ll ever setup. The server was once capable of running the two most commonly used VPN protocols: PPTP and L2TP. And while PPTP is still accessible via the command line, L2TP is now configured by default when you setup the server using the Server app.

Setting Up The VPN Service In macOS Server

To setup the VPN service, open the Server app and click on VPN in the Server app sidebar. The VPN Settings  screen has a number of options available, as seen here.

The VPN Host Name field is used by administrators leveraging profiles. The setting used becomes the address for the VPN service in the...

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18:31
Promote A macOS Open Directory Replica To A macOS...

You’ve got Open Directory running and humming beautifully in macOS Server 5.4 (running on macOS High Sierra). You show up to work and the hard drive has died on that perfectly configured Open Directory Master. Luckily, you have a replica and you have an archive of your Master. You can restore or you can promote your Replica to a Master. What to do? Well, I can’t tell you what you should do, but I can tell you that Apple has planned for this. Here, we’re going to look at promoting that Replica to a Master. Because after all, hard drives fail. Let’s look at what all this looks like.

Create An Open Directory Archive

In order to properly restore an Open Directory Master or promote a Replica to a Master, you’ll need the SSL keys. You should also just keep archives of your Open Directory environment around (albeit in a secure location) because you really never know. To create an Open Directory Archive, which has the keys in it as well as data needed to...

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18:30
Super fast bionic glass: iPhone 8 Review




Apple's latest iPhone 8 is supercharged by its new A11 Bionic chip, which does the heavy lifting for a series of major new camera features as well as making everything faster. It also packs iPad Pro's True Tone display and Fast Charging, and adds Qi wireless charging through its beautifully glossy rear glass back, built in a familiar shape but with a new steel structure ringed in an aluminum band with precision seams that continue the water and dust resistance of the previous 7 generation.

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18:17
Apple retains top spot as world's most valuable...




For the fifth year in a row, Apple fended off the likes of Google, Microsoft and other fast-rising tech titans to be named the most valuable brand in the world, as ranked by global brand consulting firm Interbrand.

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18:05
RIAA report shows music industry continue to rebound...

Streaming music services such as Apple Music continue to contribute to the rebirth of the music industry. The Recording Industry Association of America this week has released its mid-year update for 2017, showing continued growth thanks in large part to streaming services…

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17:37
Video Comparison: iPhone 8 and 8 Plus vs. iPhone 7...

With two of Apple's newest iPhones in hand, the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus, we thought we'd compare them to the previous-generation iPhones, the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, to give our readers a clear picture of the differences between the devices and an idea of whether the new phones are worth the upgrade.

We checked out a 64GB iPhone 8 Plus in the new rosier Gold shade and a 64GB iPhone 8 in the new dark Space Gray color. Design wise, there's a noticeable difference between the iPhone 8 models and the iPhone 7 models just due to the new glass body.

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It's sleeker, heavier, easier to hold, and it looks great with the seven-layer color process Apple used to create the colors for this generation. The display looks pretty much the same as the display in the iPhone 7, but with True Tone, it's able to adjust to the...

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17:26
macOS Server 5.4

Adds support for APFS volumes, plus new restrictions, payloads, and management commands for Profile Manager. ($19.99 new, free update, 194 MB)

 

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17:13
D-Link's HomeKit-compatible Omna 180 Cam HD...




Accessory maker D-Link on Tuesday updated its Omna iOS app with all new features for its Omna 180 Cam HD, one of the first internet-connected security cameras to feature Apple HomeKit support.

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16:52
Tesla switches from NVIDIA to Intel for its...

Ever since Tesla took the wraps off the Model S, its electric cars have had NVIDIA hardware powering the infotainment system and the giant touchscreen that controls it. However, it's apparently breaking with tradition: Bloomberg sources hear that the...

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16:36
Super fast, big bionic glass: iPhone 8 Plus Review




Apple's latest iPhone 8 is supercharged by its new A11 Bionic chip, which does the heavy lifting for a series of major new camera features as well as making everything faster. It also packs iPad Pro's True Tone display and Fast Charging, and adds Qi wireless charging through its beautifully glossy rear glass back, built in a familiar shape but with a new steel structure ringed in an aluminum band with precision seams that continue the water and dust resistance of the previous 7 generation.

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16:19
Apple says fix coming for 'crackling'...




Apple on Tuesday issued a statement confirming a small number of iPhone 8 handsets suffer from an audio glitch that causes a "crackling" noise during phone calls, saying a fix for the problem is in the works.

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16:18
Apple says a fix is coming for iPhone 8 devices...

Apple today said that it is working on a fix for iPhone 8 users experiencing crackling sounds from their device’s earpiece. Since the iPhone 8 was released last week, some users have reported a “static” and “crackling sound,” but that shouldn’t be the case for much longer…

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15:55
Apple Confirms a Fix is Coming for Static Noise...

Apple is working on a fix for an issue causing some iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus owners to hear intermittent crackling noises when using the device for phone calls, the company told The Verge in a statement this afternoon.

"We are aware of the issue which is affecting customers in a small number of cases," said an Apple spokesperson. "Our team is at work on a fix, which will be included in an upcoming software release."

Many MacRumors readers began noticing the static noise shortly after the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus became available last Friday. It is described as a "very annoying" crackling sound that can be heard from the earpiece of the device during both standard calls and FaceTime calls.

The noise issue can be bypassed by using...

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15:45
AWT News Update: September 26, 2017

As the month of September winds down and the daylight hours start getting shorter, we have a shorter than usual podcast for you today. 

  • iOS 11 is now installed on 25% of all iOS devices, a bit slower than last year but a much higher uptake rate than Android ever sees
  • You can now fill your Starbucks card from Apple Pay on the Apple Watch
  • Twitter is testing longer tweets, for even longer rants by unhinged individuals
  • Amazon and Apple are apparently best buds now, with the Apple TV reappearing on Amazon after a two-year hiatus

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

Text Version

This is Steve Sande for Apple World...

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15:41
Apple Watch Series 3 LTE Models Shipping Earlier...

Customers who were not lucky enough to secure an LTE-enabled Apple Watch Series 3 model right when pre-orders went live have been waiting patiently for their new devices, with many shipping estimates ranging into October after delivery dates slipped by weeks.

Some of those customers won't be waiting too long, though, as Apple is getting those backordered Apple Watch Series 3 models out quicker than expected. MacRumors has heard several reports from readers who expected their devices in mid-October but are already receiving shipment confirmations, and many others are discussing their early arrival dates in our forums.

Orders appear to be arriving early in several countries, including the United States and the UK. From MacRumors reader...

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15:24
Kalashnikov's next military gear might be...

Popular Mechanics reports that a Russian defense company has developed a flying vehicle that took to the air earlier this week as manufacturers demonstrated what it can do. The hovercraft, built by Kalashnikov Concern, gets its lift from 16 sets of r...

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15:14
Photos in macOS High Sierra now works with these...

One of the neatest features in macOS High Sierra is hidden within the Photos app and allows users to seamlessly integrate with third-party photo services for Projects.

Since macOS High Sierra became available yesterday, several third-party apps have been upgraded to integrate with Projects in Photos, head below as we round them up.

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15:13
Twitter to test 280-character tweets, doubling...




A select set of Twitter users are being freed from their 140-character shackles, at least temporarily, as the ubiquitous social network tests methods by which users can better express themselves while maintaining the brevity that popularized the platform.

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14:31
AMC will install room-scale VR at six of its...

Movie theater chain AMC is committing to virtual reality in a big way. The company has announced a $20 million investment in Dreamscape Immersive, a VR storytelling studio with a focus on room-scale installations and real-time motion tracking.

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14:14
Twitter to double the length limit for tweets to 280...

Twitter today is moving away from its traditional 140 character tweet limit. The company has announced that it is testing a new 280 character limit for some users. Product manager Aliza Rosen made the likely controversial reveal in a blog post this afternoon

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14:00
Twitter experiments with doubling its character limit

Over the past couple of years, Twitter has slowly chipped away at its 140-character constraint. It removed @replies from the limit earlier this year, and exempted photos, videos and quotes from it last year. Now, it's ready to push those character re...

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13:35
Airbnb reportedly wants to offer apartment rentals...

For a service that began as a simple house-sharing service, Airbnb has definitely expanded to include some interesting, if off-target, promotional initiatives. The company recently stepped into the restaurant reservation space, and has even offered u...

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13:04
You can get a refund on Oculus Rift and Gear VR...

Buying games and apps digitally is less risky when there's a solid refund policy in place. Apple offers refunds for purchases through its iTunes app store and Microsoft has a self-service system. PC distribution portal Steam allows for refunds within...

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12:59
iMovie 10.1.7

Adds support for Apple’s new High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) format, and now requires macOS 10.12.2 Sierra or higher. (Free, 2.14 GB)

 

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12:59
OmniOutliner Essentials and Pro 5.1.2

Adds a new Go to Search Field menu option to the Find menu and improves compatibility with macOS 10.13 High Sierra. ($9.99/59.99 new, free update, 37.3 MB)

 

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12:59
London's ex-mayor Boris Johnson pitched Apple...




While mayor of London, British politician Boris Johnson tried to sell Apple on sponsoring the ultimately abandoned Garden Bridge -- to which the company allegedly said it was willing, if it could have a store on the bridge itself.

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12:45
Apple, Alphabet and Fitbit test FDA fast track for...

A few of the tech giants you know are about to get fast-track approval for their digital health efforts. The US Food and Drug Administration has named the companies involved in a recently-instituted "pre-certification" program that determines whethe...

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12:22
Google will reportedly separate shopping service...

Google is reportedly separating its price-comparison shopping service into a standalone unit after getting fined for a record-setting $2.8 billion by the EU after a legal battle over antitrust practices. The internet titan appealed the decision, but...

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12:15
Convert a macOS Volume to APFS in High Sierra

You can run High Sierra without converting a drive to apfs, Apple’s latest File System. However, you might encounter some odd behaviors, or want to take use of the enhancements in apfs. If you did a command line installation to skip the apfs conversion or are just trying to upgrade a volume that wasn’t converted during the upgrade process, 

  1. Boot the Mac into Recovery Mode by holding down the Command and R keys until you see the macOS Utilities screen.
  2. Open Disk utility.
  3. Choose your boot volume.
  4. Click on the Edit menu
  5. Click on Convert to APFS
  6. When prompted with “Would you like to convert to APFS?” click on the Convert button.
  7. When the process is finished, click on the Done button.

And that’s it. Enjoy.

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12:10
iOS 11 Installed on 25% of Devices One Week After...

One week after being released to the public, iOS 11 is installed on 25.28 percent of iOS devices, according to data collected by analytics company Mixpanel.

Over the course of the last week, iOS 11 adoption has expanded by just 15 percent, as 10 percent of people already had the update installed 24 hours after launch. With iOS 11 adoption growing, iOS 10 is now installed on 67.83 percent of devices, while 6.89 percent of devices continue to run an earlier version of iOS.

iOS 11 adoption rates are much slower than iOS 10 adoption rates during the same time period last year. A little under a week after iOS 10 launched, it was already on 34 percent of devices.

The iOS 11 update has not been affected by installation issues like iOS 10 was...

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12:00
The NBA’s big eSports push begins in May 2018

The line between eSports and traditional sports is blurring, and organizations like the National Basketball Association are looking to stay ahead of the curve. Seventeen teams from the NBA will be part of the upcoming 2K League, a competition it crea...

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11:59
iOS 11: How to improve iPhone battery life

Since iOS 11 has been available for over a week, many users are now running Apple’s latest mobile OS. While there are lots of great new features, one downside many users are experiencing is decreased battery life. Let’s take a look at the best ways to improve battery life on your iPhone.

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11:55
Configure DHCP in macOS Server 5.4 for High Sierra

DHCP, or Dynamic Host Control Protocol, is the service used to hand out IP addresses and other network settings by network appliances and servers. The DHCP Server built into macOS Server 5.4 on High Sierra is similar to the DHCP service that was included in Server 10.2 and 10.2 and from the good ‘ole Panther days. It’s pretty simple to use and transparent, just as DHCP services should be.

To install the service, open the Server app and then click on the Show button beside Advanced in the server sidebar. Then click on DHCP.
 
At the DHCP screen, you’ll see two tabs: Settings, used for managing the service and Clients, used to see leases in use by computers that obtain IP address information from the server. You’ll also see an ON and OFF switch, but we’re going to configure our scopes, or Networks as they appear in the Server app,...

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11:53
Using Wikis In macOS Server 5.4

A wiki is a repository of dynamically created and managed content, or content created or edited by multiple users collaboratively. This article is about using the wiki service in macOS Server 5.4 (the Apple Server app running on 10.13/High Sierra). I reference file services with WebDAV because it is a very nice integration piece that I think a lot of people will find pretty beneficial.

To get started with the Wiki service, first turn it on. This one isn’t heavily dependent on host names (other than being able to access the server from a browser) or directory services (other than being able to authenticate users, but local accounts are perfectly functional) and it doesn’t require the Websites service to be running as well. One should always have good working directory services and host names, still…

To enable the service, open the Server app and click on Wiki in the list of SERVICES in the List Pane.
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11:51
The DHS plans to monitor immigrants’ social media...

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently posted a new rule in the Federal Register set to go into effect next month. The update is largely to note that certain government electronic documents are also part of immigrants' official records as...

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11:43
Starbucks now lets you reload store cards with Apple...

Starbucks just made its Apple Watch app a whole lot more useful. Starting today you can reload your Starbucks Card using Apple Pay right on the Apple Watch. Paying with your Starbucks Card was previously supported but was possible with the built-in Wallet app; reloading required using the iPhone app.

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11:43
SQL Server 2017 Embraces Linux, Docker


Microsoft on Monday announced the general availability of SQL Server 2017, now with support for Linux, at its Ignite conference in Orlando. The company first announced its plans for the newest iteration of its database software a year and a half ago. This is the first version of SQL Server to run on Windows Server, Linux and Docker, noted Scott Guthrie, EVP, cloud and enterprise, at Microsoft. SQL Server offers "mission-critical performance and security," he said. It now has everything built in, including AI, "on the platform of your choice."

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11:36
Uber vows to leave Quebec over tougher regulations

Uber appears to be making its second big exit in as many weeks. The ridesharing company intends to shut down operations in the Canadian province of Quebec if stricter rules are implemented for the October 14th renewal of a pilot project that lets Ube...

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11:34
Thanks to the FDA, your next Apple Watch might be...

Apple, Fitbit, and Samsung may be competing for smartwatch sales, but the companies have similar issues when it comes to health advancements in their wearables: too much red tape. Now the three companies are part of a new government-run pilot program that aims to change that.

The Food and Drug Administration has selected nine tech companies out of a pool of more than 100 to participate in the program, which aims to fast-track health innovations in software and products. The companies participating in the program will have an advantage when it comes to the months-long application and review process for new health products.

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11:33
Inside High Sierra: HEVC promises to keep quality...




Support for HEVC, also known as H.265, was announced at the WWDC Keynote by Apple Senior Vice President Craig Federighi. AppleInsider examines the technology from a user's standpoint, said to be needed to keep 4K videos down to a manageable size.

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11:23
iOS 11.0.1 Fixes Mail Bug with Microsoft-hosted...

Apple has released the first update to iOS 11 with almost no notes, but it appears to fix Mail problems with Microsoft-hosted email accounts.

 

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11:18
Rocket Lab’s second test launch will deliver a...

Small satellite launcher Rocket Lab's first test flight in May was mostly a success, and now it's ready for a second round. The New Zealand-based startup will begin the final tests on its Electron launch vehicle next month. The launch window will ope...

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11:11
Apple, other tech companies on FDA fast-track...

The Food and Drug Administration, which oversees new drugs, medical devices and much of the U.S. food supply, has selected nine tech companies, including Apple, for a pilot program that may let them avoid some regulations that have tied up developers working on health software and products, according to Bloomberg.

“We need to modernize our regulatory framework so that it matches the kind of innovation we’re being asked to evaluate,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement.

The FDA program is meant to let the companies get products pre-cleared rather than going through the agency’s standard application and approval process that can take months. Such products could include the Apple Watch and the iPhone, considering the health and fitness features packed into each.

Under the pilot, the FDA will scrutinize digital...

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11:11
Apple releases iOS 11.0.1 software update to improve...

Just one short week after Apple released iOS 11 to the public, the company has issued its first incremental software update. As of Tuesday, iOS 11.0.1 is now available to install.

It doesn’t seem to be that exciting of an update—the update notes say that it includes bug fixes and improvements for both the iPhone and iPad—but you should install it anyways to keep your devices working as smoothly as possible. iOS 11.0.1 is likely just addressing minor performance issues that have been discovered in the last week. This isn’t a feature update, so you won’t be seeing anything new after you install the update. 

Apple

To install the update over-the-air, go to Settings > General > Software Update. We’ll report back with any noticeable changes.

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11:05
Apple’s new file system will eventually support...

Enlarge / High Sierra is less about the visible changes and more about under-the-hood features (like external GPU support). (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

MacOS High Sierra just came out of beta and is available to the public, but some users may feel left out by the current limitations of Apple's new file system (APFS). The new system currently supports machines with all-flash built-in storage, so those with Fusion Drives can't use it. However, a report from MacRumors cites an e-mail...

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11:04
Shazam watchOS 4 update brings new design, faster...

Shazam has released a new version of its Apple Watch app that accompanies the iOS software. The update to the popular music discovery app features a fresh design, faster performance, and LTE support for Apple Watch Series 3.

more…

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11:03
Apple Joins FDA Pilot Program for Faster Approval of...

The Food and Drug Administration today announced that it has selected nine companies to join its voluntary Pre-Cert pilot program, which is designed to foster innovation through the creation of a less restrictive regulatory framework that will lead to faster acceptance of health-related software and, in some cases, products.

Companies accepted to the program include Apple, Fitbit, Johnson & Johnson, Pear Therapeutics, Phosphorus, Roche, Samsung, Tidepool, and Verily.

With its program, the FDA is aiming to create a more tailored approach toward digital health technology by looking at the software developer rather than the product to establish a firm-based pre-certification program for these digital health tools. The companies accepted to the...

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10:59
Giphy taps Google AI tech to help you find the right...

Giphy's collection is a good way to find the right GIF to express your feelings... up until you're tracking down that one elusive GIF that's improperly tagged. The company has a clever solution, though: make AI technology look through the GIFs itself...

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10:57
iStat Menus 6.00 - Monitor your system right from...

iStat Menus lets you monitor your system right from the menubar. Included are 8 menu extras that let you monitor every aspect of your system.

Features

  • CPU -- Monitor cpu usage. 7 display modes, multiple core support.
  • Memory -- Monitor memory usage. 4 display modes, page ins/outs and swap usage display.
  • Disks -- Monitor disk usage and activity. 6 display modes, ability to hide disks you dont want to see.
  • Network -- Monitor current and total bandwidth, peak bandwidth, IP addresses, and the ability to hide network connections you don't want to see.
  • Temps -- Monitor the temperature of your Mac. 2 display modes, ability to hide sensors you don't want to see.
  • Fans -- Monitor the fan speeds in your Mac. 2 display modes, ability to hide sensors you don't want to see.
  • Bluetooth --...
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10:56
Apple TV 4K listing appears on Amazon, after two-...




A listing for the 64-gigabyte version of the Apple TV 4K on Amazon is buoying hopes for an imminent release of an Amazon Prime Video app for Apple's set-top box

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10:50
Apple just received a fast lane for developing...

Apple is among nine technology companies chosen by the United States Food and Drug Administration to test a new pilot program that could allow health products to be developed and released with less delay. This could allow Apple to use the Apple Watch and iPhone for medical uses that would previously require a longer approval process which slows down deployment.

more…

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10:48
Airfoil 5.6.4 - 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 5.6.4:

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

  • [Major Enhancement] Several improvements have been made for Apple TV support. These include correctly resetting...
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10:41
Showtime websites used visitors’ browsers to mine...

Over the weekend, visitors to Showtime's website or its streaming site ShowtimeAnytime might have noticed their computers slowing down a bit. That's because someone slipped in some JavaScript into the sites that caused them to siphon off processing t...

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10:24
Apple joins FDA pilot program allowing it to skip...




Apple has been picked as one of nine companies for a pilot program by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which which will let the firms avoid regulations that can slow the development of health-related products.

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10:23
Apple releases iOS 11.0.1 software update

Apple has released iOS 11.0.1. It’s a maintenance release with “bug fixes and improvements for your iPhone or iPad,” according to Apple.

The iOS 11.0.1 update can be downloaded over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the update, go to Settings --> General --> Software Update.

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10:21
Apple releases iOS 11.0.1 software update

Apple has released iOS 11.0.1. It’s a maintenance release with “bug fixes and improvements for your iPhone or iPad,” according to Apple.

The iOS 11.0.1 update can be downloaded over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the update, go to Settings --> General --> Software Update.

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10:19
Apple TV returns to Amazon after a 2-year exile (...

Amazon drew no small amount of flak when it pulled the Apple TV from its online store 2 years ago. Was it really so determined to push Prime Video that it would limit your device options? Well, yes, but it's thankfully having a change of heart. The i...

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10:16
Hazel 4.2 - Create rules for organizing and cleaning...

Hazel is your personal housekeeper, organizing and cleaning folders based on rules you define. Hazel can also manage your trash and uninstall your applications.

Organize your files using a familiar rule interface. Filter on the file's name, type, date, the site or email address it came from and more. And do more than just file. You can set color labels, Spotlight keywords and comments and even archive files. Hazel also cleans, sporting options to clean out incomplete and duplicate downloads. All this is done automatically in the background allowing you to focus on your real work.

In addition, Hazel can manage your Trash for you, relieving you of having to empty it yourself.



Version 4.2:

New Features:

  • The Copy action now uses the cloning feature on APFS. This copies the file quickly without taking up more space. When one of the files is changed, the changed blocks are stored separately. Note that the Sync...
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10:07
Apple squashes iOS 11 bugs with quick release of iOS...




Just a week after iOS 11 was launched to the public, Apple has quickly followed up with iOS 11.0.1, a small update intended to address bugs and fix various issues with the software.

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10:03
Apple Releases iOS 11.0.1 Update With Fix for...

Apple today released the first official update to its new iOS 11 operating system, iOS 11.0.1. iOS 11.0.1 comes just a week after Apple released iOS 11 to the public.

The iOS 11.0.1 update can be downloaded to all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the update, go to Settings --> General --> Software Update.

Today's update addresses several minor bugs that have been discovered following the release of the iOS 11 golden master. According to Apple's release notes the update includes bug fixes for iPhone and iPad.

iOS 11 is a major update to the iOS operating system with a redesigned Lock screen experience, a new customizable Control Center, a new Siri voice, a redesigned App Store, and an overhauled interface for the iPad. For more info on all the new features in iOS 11, check out our iOS 11 roundup....

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10:02
Apple releases iOS 11.0.1 software update for iPhone...

Apple has released the first software update to iOS 11 with iOS 11.0.1 for iPhone and iPad. The build comes in at 15A402, up from 15A372 for iOS 11.0.

more…

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10:02
Vimeo finally adds livestreaming to its set of video...

Today, Vimeo announced that there is an agreement in place for its acquisition of the streaming company Livestream. It also launched Vimeo Live, which offers livestreaming solutions directly through the Vimeo platform. When the acquisition is complet...

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10:00
iOS 11.0.1 (15A402 | 15A403) Now Available

iOS 11.0.1 (15A402 | 15A403) Now Available

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10:00
iOS 11.0.1 (15A402 | 15A403) Now Available

iOS 11.0.1 (15A402 | 15A403) Now Available

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09:58
SoftRAID 5.6.3 revved for macOS High Sierra

OWC has upgraded SoftRAID (www.softraid.com) to version 5.6.3, which adds macOS High Sierra compatibility. The app keeps files protected against disk failure.

SoftRAID 5.6.3 features an optimized driver that provides a software RAID solution that equals and can often exceed the performance and reliability of dedicated hardware RAID controllers, according to the folks at OWC. In addition, it provides advanced disk testing, logging, disk health monitoring, and a e disk failure prediction system for advanced warning of potential disk problems to protect users from catastrophic data loss.

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09:53
Human Anatomy Solution added to ConceptDraw Solution...

CS Odessa has added the Human Anatomy Solution its Solution Park fore ConceptDraw Pro 11 and ConceptDraw Office 4, which are compatible with macOS and Windows.

The Human Anatomy Solution allows one to assemble medical diagrams of central and peripheral nervous systems, respiratory system, cardiovascular system, digestive system, endocrine system, reproductive system, urinary system, skeletal system, muscular system, integumentary system, lymphatic system, sensory system, visual system, and immune system.

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09:50
Dyson plans to release its own EV by 2020

An unlikely player has stepped onto the electric vehicle playing field. Vacuum cleaner and hairdryer producer Dyson announced today that it has already begun working on its own EV and that it should be ready for launch by 2020.

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09:49
The FDA Selects Apple and 9 other Tech Companies for...

A new report today reveals that the Food and Drug Administration, which oversees new drugs, medical devices and much of the U.S. food supply, said Tuesday that it had selected nine major tech companies for a pilot program that may let them avoid some regulations that have tied up developers working on health software and products. The program is meant to let the companies get products pre-cleared rather than going through the agency's standard application and approval process that can take months. Along with Apple ...

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09:47
Paragon NTFS for Mac 15 now supports macOS High...

Paragon NTFS for Mac 15 (http://tinyurl.com/y7cbyqnv) now supports macOS High Sierra. It’s a multilingual utility designed to solve interoperability issues between macOS and Windows and providing read and write access to NTFS partitions on macOS.

Paragon NTFS for Mac 15 supports all operating systems from OS X to macOS 10.13 and is available at no charge to all Paragon NTFS for Mac 15 users. All others can purchase it for $19.95.

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09:44
Microsoft plans Office 2019 release for next year

The next version of Microsoft Office is coming to a computer near you soon. The company announced today that Office 2019 will be released sometime in the second half next year. Previews will ship in mid-2018. It will include the applications we're us...

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09:42
Estimated Supply of iPhone X on Launch Day Revised...

When the iPhone X launches on November 3, initial supply of the smartphone available to purchase could be limited to around 12 million units, according to Jeff Pu, an analyst at Taipei-based Yuanta Investment Consulting.

Pu told Nikkei Asian Review that Foxconn likely manufactured around 2 million iPhone X devices in September. He said the number should increase to 10 million in October, and reach a total of 40 million by the end of the year, down from his original forecast of 45 million units earlier this year.

If accurate, that means there would be just over 12 million iPhone X handsets available to purchase when the device launches in under six weeks.

The report corroborates that the TrueDepth camera and facial recognition system is a major...

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09:32
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Leather Apple Watch Band $7,...

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

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09:30
Boeing offers a $2 million prize for a working...

It's 2017, and as the refrain goes, where are the flying cars? Boeing is more interested in "personal flying devices" -- aka, jetpacks or flying taxis -- and is partnering with new organization GoFly to post a $2 million bounty for working designs. K...

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09:18
About the security content of iTunes 12.7

This document describes the security content of iTunes 12.7.

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09:15
Plex News comes to Apple TV, iPhone & iPad with...




Making use of its Watchup acquisition, Plex on Tuesday announced a new feature for its media streaming software, Plex News, which assembles a personalized video montage based on a range of global sources.

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09:14
Tech companies support Trump’s STEM education plan (...

Yesterday, Donald Trump signed a Presidential Memorandum that directed the Secretary of Education to prioritize STEM and computer science education. The directive includes establishing a goal to put $200 million per year towards expanding this type o...

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09:06
A sociology of the smartphone

The smartphone is arguably the single most important “gadget” in the history of the world. For many of us, it affects and informs almost every aspect of our lives.

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09:03
Xsan Command Line Options In High Sierra

Let’s start out with what’s actually available in the Server Admin CLI: serveradmin. The serveradmin command, followed by settings, followed by san shows a few pieces of information:

/Applications/Server.app/Contents/ServerRoot/usr/sbin/serveradmin settings san

The results would be similar to:

san:computers = _empty_array
san:primaryController = "95C99FB1-80F2-5016-B9C3-BE3916E6E5DC"
san:ownerEmail = "krypted@me.com"
san:sanName = "krypted"
san:desiredSearchPolicy:_array_index:0 = ""
san:serialNumbers = _empty_array
san:dsType = 0
san:ownerName = "Charles Edge"
san:managePrivateNetwork = yes
san:metadataNetwork = "10.0.0.0/24"
san:numberOfFibreChannelPorts = 2
san:role = "CONTROLLER"

Here, we see the metadata network, the GUID of the primary (active) MDC, the name of the SAN, an array of serial numbers (if applicable – rarely encountered these days), the owner info plugged in...

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09:03
Managing DNS Services In macOS Server 5.4 for High...

The changes in the Server app are pretty minimal in the macOS Server 5.4 version that we’re now looking at. All of the options from previous versions are still there and the dnsconfig command line interface for managing the service are basically unchanged. The DNS service in macOS Server, as with previous versions, is based on bind 9 (BIND 9.9.7-P3 to be exact). This is very much compatible with practically every DNS server in the world, including those hosted on Windows, macOS, Linux and even Zoe-R.

The first time you open the DNS Service click on the DNS service in the ADVANCED section of the list of SERVICES.
 
Then, click on the cog wheel icon below the list of records and click on Show All Records.
...

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09:02
Configure The Adaptive Firewall In macOS Server 5.4...

macOS Server 5.4 running on High Sierra (macOS 10.13) has an adaptive firewall built in, or a firewall that controls incoming access based on clients attempting to abuse the server. The firewall automatically blocks incoming connections that it considers to be dangerous. For example, if a client attempts too many incorrect logins then a firewall rule restricts that user from attempting to communicate with the server for 15 minutes. If you’re troubleshooting and you accidentally tripped up one of these rules then it can be a bit frustrating. Which is why Apple gives us afctl, a tool that interacts with the adaptive firewall.

To enable the adaptive firewall, use the -f option:

/Applications/Server.app/Contents/ServerRoot/usr/libexec/afctl -f

Alternatively, use the -X option to disable the Adaptive Firewall:

/Applications/Server.app/Contents/ServerRoot/usr/libexec/afctl -X

Once run, you’ll receive an error similar to the following:

Sep  8 14:...

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09:01
Setup An Open Directory Master In macOS Server 5.4...

Open Directory has never been this easy to setup for a basic environment as it is in macOS Server 5.4 (for macOS 10.13 running on High Sierra). As with almost any previous version of macOS Server and Open Directory, once you’ve installed the Server app, run the changeip command along with the -checkhostname option to verify that the IP, DNS and hostname match. If (and only if as it will fail if you try anyway) you get an indication of “Success.” I know, I know, you’ve been told that you didn’t have to do this kind of command line stuff any more… But really, you should – and if you don’t believe me, check out the contents of the attributes in the OD database… And besides, all you have to do is paste it in…

bash-3.2# sudo /Applications/Server.app/Contents/ServerRoot/usr/sbin/changeipchangeip -checkhostname

Which should respond as follows if all your DNS stuff is configured to match your host name:

dirserv:success = "success"

Initially, you no longer see...

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09:01
Intel unveils an AI chip that mimics the human brain

Lots of tech companies including Apple, Google, Microsoft, NVIDIA and Intel itself have created chips for image recognition and other deep-learning chores. However, Intel is taking another tack as well with an experimental chip called "Loihi." Rather...

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08:56
Configure The Mail Service In macOS Server 5.4

Mail is one of the hardest services to manage. Actually, mail is pretty simple in and of itself: there’s protocols people use to access their mail (such as IMAP and POP), protocols used to communicate between mail servers and send mail (SMTP, SMTPS) and then there’s a database of mail and user information. In macOS Server 5.4 for High Sierra, all of these are represented by a single ON button, so it really couldn’t be easier, once you can just enter email addresses into the Users section.

But then there’s the ecoysystem and the evil spammers. They’re totally the worst. Like ever.

As the former systems administrator of a large number of mail servers, I firmly believe that there is a special kind of hell where only deep fried spam is served at every meal for spammers. Here, the evil spammers must also read every piece of spam ever sent for eternity. By the end (aka Ragnarok), they should plenty of chemically induced stamina, enough pills of other types to not be able...

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08:55
Tor Browser Bundle 7.0.6 - Anonymize Web browsing...

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

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



Version 7.0.6:

All Platforms:

  • Update Firefox to 52.4.0esr
  • Update Tor to 0.3.1.7
  • Update HTTPS-Everywhere to 2017.9.12
  • Update NoScript to 5.0.10
  • Bug 21830: Copying large text from web console leaks to /tmp
  • ...
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08:55
Promote A macOS Server Open Directory Replica To An...

Previously, we looked at setting up an Open Directory Master in macOS. An Open Directory Replica keeps a copy of the Open Directory database available for users even when the Master goes offline. But it can also take a part of the load from the Open Directory Master and when using the new Locales feature, balance network traffic. To get started with an Open Directory Replica, first enable SSH, now disabled by default. If SSH is not enabled, you will not be able to create an Open Directory Replica. SSH is enabled on a server by opening the Server app, clicking on the name of the server and then clicking on the Settings tab. here, check the box for “Secure shell connections (SSH)”.
 
Next, use the changeip to check the host name. While the Server app is cool, it caches stuff and I’ve seen it let things go threat shouldn’t be let go. Therefore...

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08:54
Configure Xsan Clients Using macOS Server 5.4

Yosemite brought Xsan 4, which included a whole new way to add clients to an Xsan. Xsan Admin is gone, as of El Capitan, but unchanged from then to macOS Sierra (other than a couple of binaries moving around). These days, instead of scanning the network using Xsan Admin. we’ll be adding clients using a Configuration Profile. This is actually a much more similar process to adding Xsan clients to a StorNext environment than it is to adding clients to Metadata Controllers running Xsan 3 and below. But instead of making a fsnameservers file, we’re plugging that information into a profile, which will do that work on the client on our behalf. To make the Xsan configuration profile, we’re going to use Profile Manager. With macOS Server 5, 5.2, and now 5.4 this trend continues.

To get started, open the Profile Manager web interface and click on a device or device group (note, these are scoped to systems so cannot be used with users and user groups). Then click on the Settings tab...

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08:53
statshares in Server 5.4 for macOS High Sierra

The statshares option has an -m option to look at a mount path for showing the path to the mount (e.g. if the mount is called krypted this should be something like /Volumes/krypted):

smbutil statshares -m /Volumes/krypted

When run, you see a list of all the attributes OS X tracks for that mount path, including the name of the server, the user ID (octal), how SMB negotiated an authentication, what version of SMB is running (e.g. SMB_1), the type of share and whether signing, extended security, Unix and large files are supported.

Additionally, if you’d like to see the attributes for all shares, use the -a option after statshares:

smbutil statshares -a

You’ll then see the SHARE, ATTRIBUTE TYPE, and VALUE for each share mounted.

Overall, this is a nice health check type of verb to the smbutil command that can be added to any monitoring or troubleshooting workflow.

The post...

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08:51
Setup the File Sharing Service in macOS 10.13, High...

macOS Server 5.2/5.3 and below had this great file sharing service. And while the GUI elements are gone from the Server app in High Sierra, the options available in the client operating system have matured to the point where they’re no longer really necessary. You can still configure users and groups using the Server app, and once those are created, you’ll be ready to configure share points that can be accessed using the Sharing System Preferences.

Configure Sharing Through System Preferences
To access the sharing options, open System Preferences and click on File Sharing. First, we’ll configure the global options using the Options… button.

This brings up the ability to choose whether to share with AFP or SMB. Notice that FTP is gone and will need to be started from the command line. Check the box for each user...

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08:51
watchOS 4: How to customize and use the new Siri...

watchOS 4 introduces a new Siri watch face on Apple Watch that intelligently updates to show you relevant content throughout the day. The Siri watch face pulls data from 14 different sources by default, but customizing these sources can help remove information from the timeline that you don’t need and make the watch face more useful.

more…

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08:50
Microsoft announces Office 2019 for customers who...

Office 2019 will be Microsoft's latest suite of perpetual apps, where users pay once for Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and more.

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08:49
Setup The Calendar Service In macOS Server 5.4 for...

Configuring Calendar Server in macOS Server 5.4 (running on High Sierra) is a fairly simple and straight forward process. The Calendar Server is a CalDAV Server, leveraging HTTP and HTTPS, running on ports 8008 and 8443 respectively. To enable the Calendar service in macOS Server 5.4, first open the Server application and click on Calendar in the SERVICES section of the sidebar.


Once open, click on Enable invitations by email to enable email notifications of invitations in the Calendar Server. Provide the email address and then click on the Next button.

At the Configure Server Email Address screen, provide the type of incoming mail service in use, provide the address of the mail server and then the port number used, if not a standard port for HTTPS-based IMAP (or POP if you’d prefer), the user name and the valid password...

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08:45
Mellel 4.0.1 - The word processor for scholars,...

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



Version 4.0.1:

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

Fixed

  • Updated localisations
  • Updated user guide
  • 23 other bug fixes



  • OS X 10.6 or later



...

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08:39
Report backs up claims of slow 3D sensor production...




3D sensor suppliers for the iPhone X are "still struggling" to achieve significant output and improve yield rates, according to a report, which also reiterated expectations that the phone will be in very short supply.

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08:39
Kano combines its coding kits for a DIY 'laptop...

Kano, the company behind a variety of build-it-yourself computer and coding kits, has unveiled a "laptop" today. A portable computer is probably more accurate. Whereas most laptops have a clamshell design, the new "Computer Kit Complete" keeps the sc...

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08:35
macOS High Sierra: How to stop autoplay videos in...

I hope Macworld sees the irony in posting this tidbit.

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08:29
Deals: Apple TV for $134 ($15 off); Radeon 560 15...




For one day only, shoppers can snap up a 32GB 4th gen Apple TV for $134. Apple's 2017 15" MacBook Pro with upgraded Radeon 560 graphics is also $200 off, and AirPods are in stock with free expedited shipping and no tax outside NY and NJ.

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08:28
Just as the AI Revolution takes off, Microsoft wants...

As the AI revolution takes off, Microsoft wants to leap frog the industry with their twelve year project that will empower scalable quantum computing and ignite the quantum revolution.

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08:28
iStat Menus 6 released

There was a time when I needed/loved the level of detail iStat provided. If you still do, the new version looks pretty cool.

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08:25
iPhone 8 Teardowns Reveal Advanced Modems Likely...

Apple released the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus on Friday, September 22, and device teardowns were underway within hours, courtesy of iFixit and TechInsights. The firms received different models for teardown, with iFixit's model featuring a Qualcomm baseband while TechInsights' featured an Intel modem, continuing Apple's trend of opting for Intel modems in phones which do not require CDMA network support.

The baseband parts in each iPhone were revealed to be new chips from their respective vendors, with the CDMA phone featuring Qualcomm's new X16 gigabit-class modem and the Intel-based model featuring the similarly new XMM 7480 modem. Each model also included an update to the transceiver module to go along with the modem, but the functional changes in the RF signal chain mostly stopped there.

...

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08:22
Jeff Bezos’ rocket company has its first Asian...

Blue Origin, which is Jeff Bezos' rocket company, just announced a milestone at the 68th Annual International Astronautical Congress. It has partnered with the connnectivity company mu Space, based in Thailand, to launch a satellite with the New Glen...

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08:15
How to make your iPhone shoot JPEGs again after iOS...

The new .heic format seems great but without widespread adoption, many users might want to switch back to the more common/compatible JPEG format.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:13
Apple Watch Diary: How Apple finally persuaded me to...

Despite having made the journey from a smartwatch skeptic to an Apple Watch convert, I was – until very recently – still using my original model, aka the Series 0. It had become something I wear every day, and now wouldn’t want to be without, and Apple hadn’t shown me any reason to upgrade to Series 3.

When the Series 2 was launched, I concluded that despite the improvements it offered in some areas, there would be no benefit to me given the four things for which I use it.

The Series 3 is, of course, a much bigger upgrade, but I was fairly sure that wasn’t going to persuade me either …

...

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08:11
Videobox 4.2.3 - Download Flash video through your...

Videobox allows you to quickly and easily download Flash video from most all of the popular video sites on the internet. Videobox will convert the video into a native Quicktime format so it's ready to view on your Mac, iPod, iPhone, or iTunes.



Version 4.2.3:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.7 or later

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.7 or later



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08:08
Little Snitch 4: Keeping a constant eye on your...

One Mac app I’ve heard about for years but never used is Little Snitch ($45) from Objective Development, designed to keep an eye on network connections to and from your computer. That’s a big task; your Mac is constantly sending and receiving information over the internet, and most of the connections that are made are benign. Occasionally your Mac might pick up something you wouldn’t ordinarily know about — malware, perhaps a keyboard sniffer, maybe a trojan of some sort. Little Snitch 4 is designed as a fast and reliable gatekeeper to help you protect your Mac from unexpected and undesirable network traffic.

The app provides a free trial so you can decide whether it’s right for you or not. Once installed, the user makes a choice on whether to run the app in Alert Mode or Silent Mode. In Alert Mode, Little Snitch displays a connection alert whenever an incoming or outgoing connection is made...

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07:36
Apple iMovie 10.1.7 - Edit personal videos and share...

With an all-new design, Apple iMovie lets you enjoy your videos like never before. Browse your clips more easily, instantly share your favorite moments, and create beautiful HD movies and Hollywood-style trailers. And when you're ready to premiere on all your devices, iMovie Theater rolls out the red carpet.



Version 10.1.7:

Note: Now requires macOS 10.12.2 or later

  • Adds support for importing video in the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) format with macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • Improves compatibility when sharing to YouTube



  • OS X 10.12.2 or later



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07:27
Apple iBooks Author 2.6 - Create and publish iBooks...

Apple iBooks Author helps you create and publish amazing Multi-Touch books for iPad. Now anyone can create stunning iBooks textbooks, cookbooks, history books, picture books, and more for iPad. All you need is an idea and a Mac. Start with one of the Apple-designed templates that feature a wide variety of page layouts. Add your own text and images with drag-and-drop ease. Use Multi-Touch widgets to include interactive photo galleries, movies, Keynote presentations, 3D objects, and more.



Version 2.6:

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  • Support for wide color gamut images
  • Performance and stability improvements



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07:22
Apple TV 4K Listing Appears on Amazon as Prime Video...

Nearly two years after Amazon stopped selling the Apple TV, a listing for the Apple TV 4K has been spotted on the website by 9to5Mac.

The Apple TV 4K is currently listed as out of stock, but the fact that it has been added back is fueling speculation that Amazon may be prepared to launch its Prime Video app on the tvOS App Store imminently.

At its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Apple confirmed that Amazon Prime Video is coming to Apple TV later this year. At its iPhone X event earlier this month, it reiterated that release date.

An unverified rumor earlier this week claimed Amazon Prime Video may launch on the Apple TV...

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07:20
Poor 3D sensor yields mean Apple may not fulfill all...

A supply chain report out of Taiwan claims that Apple is facing significant yield problems with the 3D sensors used in the TrueDepth camera module of the iPhone X. One source says that production volumes for the flagship phone are so low that they are being measured in tens of thousands of units per day …

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06:52
Shutterfly, Mimeo announce integration with macOS...

Shutterfly and Mimeo have announced an integration with the Apple Photos app for macOS High Sierra. 

The new Shutterfly extension for Photos allows users to create, customize and purchase Shutterfly photo books without leaving the app. Users can also begin creating a photo book within Photos and then complete it on Shutterfly.com. Users can find and install the Shutterfly extension from within the MacApp Store, or from within Apple Photos for macOS.

The Mimeo Photos is a new photo project extension. Itempowers hobbyists and professional photographers to create high quality photobooks, cards and calendars from directly within the Photos app on the Mac. After installing the Mimeo Photos project extension from the Mac App Store, customers can build their projects directly in Photos for macOS.

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06:50
Tips: Turn off iOS 11 Smart Punctuation to avoid...




An unexpected side effect of Apple's new Smart Punctuation feature in iOS 11 has manifested and is causing some problems with apps that use Core Data to store strings. Here's how to turn off Smart Punctuation, and why you might want to for now.

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06:45
Spoiler: Former NSA Hacker Revealed how easy it was...

Yesterday Apple released macOS High Sierra to happy Mac owners who couldn't get their hands on the next-gen OS that was free of charge. Of course something had to try to spoil the moment and ...

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06:44
A fix for the Keychain password vulnerability...

The Keychain password vulnerability affecting macOS —including High Sierra —was reported to Apple on Sept. 7, and should be fixed by the tech giant soon, Patrick Wardle, the research who first publicized the issue, told Gizmodo

He reported that code that appeared to extract plaintext passwords from the Keychain. If users opt into using Keychain, they can use it to store their login information, credit cards, and WiFi passwords.

All Keychain info is normally locked down with a user’s master password. However, Wardle was able to extract passwords from the Keychain without entering a master password, showing that an attacker with access to an unlocked computer might be able to steal Keychain data.

“Applications running on your system are able to access all the information...

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06:41
macOS 10.13 High Sierra: The Ars Technica review

This is a detailed review, definitely a solid place to start learning about macOS High Sierra.

Before you update, you might want to read the section on APFS, the Apple File System called A one-way ticket to APFS-ville (if you have an SSD).

The High Sierra installer does do one major thing that the Sierra installer didn’t do. Behind the scenes, it converts your boot partition from the longstanding HFS+ filesystem to the new APFS.

Well, it does that for most Macs, anyway.

Though most people will never even know what’s happening, there are plenty of caveats and details to know about how the APFS conversion happens, the cases when it doesn’t happen, and why it doesn’t happen when it doesn’t happen.

Read this section, consider your Mac’s particular configuration. Do you have a spinning hard drive? Do you have an SSD that you installed yourself? Do you have a Fusion drive setup? None of these are dealbreakers, but it’s worth spending the time...

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06:39
Wall Street Analyst Says 'Buy the Dip' as...

Since hitting an all-time high of $164.94 on September 1, Apple's stock price has steadily declined throughout the month. Apple's closing price of $150.55 on Monday represents a nearly nine percent decline in just under four weeks.

Despite some negativity surrounding the stock, one Wall Street analyst believes the recent skid is a buying opportunity.

"We believe concerns around the strength of this cycle are misplaced and we would be aggressive buyers of the stock during this correction," said Brian White, a longtime Apple analyst at investment banking firm Drexel Hamilton.

White believes the staggered launch of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X is confusing industry observers, who are perhaps worried by reports of shorter lines at Apple retail stores and lower adoption rates of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

"We believe more consumers in the developed parts of the world will pass on the iPhone 8/8 Plus and buy the iPhone X," added White, in a research note...

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06:34
KKR & Co. wants Apple to switch sides in attempt...

KKR & Co. — an American multinational private equity firm, specializing in leveraged buyouts — is trying to persuade Apple to switch sides and join the private equity firm in a bid for Toshiba Corp.’s flash memory chip business. According to Bloomberg, Toshiba told creditors that the Bain-backed winning consortium wasn’t finalized yet, because Apple hadn’t agreed to all the terms.

Apple previously objected to Western Digital’s participation, fearing the company would try to control the unit and create a power concentration in the chip market. Western Digital has threatened to legally block the chip unit sale without its permission, which essentially means complicating a sale...

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06:34
High Sierra automatically checks firmware integrity...

The Eclectic Light Company:

Upgrading to High Sierra brings a new and significant security feature: your Mac will automatically check its EFI firmware. In a series of tweets, Xeno Kovah, one of the three engineers responsible for the new tool, has outlined how this works.

The new utility eficheck, located in /usr/libexec/firmwarecheckers/eficheck, runs automatically once a week. It checks that Mac’s firmware against Apple’s database of what is known to be good. If it passes, you will see nothing of this, but if there are discrepancies, you will be invited to send a report to Apple.

And:

eficheck depends on a small local library of ‘known good’ data, which will be automatically and silently updated if you have security updates turned on in the App Store pane.

That checkbox is in the App Store pane in System Preferences and should be checked by default.

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06:30
The next perpetual release of Office

Today’s post was written by Jared Spataro, general manager for Office.

Today, at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, we announced Office 2019—the next perpetual update for Office. This release, scheduled for the second half of 2018, will include perpetual versions of the Office apps (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and servers (including Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype for Business). Previews of the new products will start shipping mid-year 2018.

Office 2019 will add new user and IT capabilities for customers who aren’t yet ready for the cloud. For example, new and improved inking features—like pressure sensitivity, tilt effects, and ink replay—will allow you to work more naturally. New formulas and charts will make data analysis for Excel more powerful. Visual animation features—like Morph and Zoom—will add polish to PowerPoint presentations. Server enhancements will include updates to IT manageability, usability, voice, and security.

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06:22
Maintain serves up Cocktail 11.0 (High Sierra...

Maintain has served up Cocktail 11.0 (High Sierra Edition), a new edition of Cocktail for users running macOS High Sierra 10.13.

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for macOS that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. This version adds compatibility with macOS High Sierra 10.13 and contains miscellaneous bug fixes, improvements and enhancements as well as updated Automator actions and Help files. It also comes with an automatic Pilot mode and much more.

Cocktail costs $19 for a single user license. A demo is available for download (http://www.maintain.se/cocktail).

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06:22
macOS High Sierra keychain vulnerability should not...

Juli Clover, MacRumors:

macOS High Sierra, released to the public today, could be impacted by a major security flaw that could allow a hacker to steal the usernames and passwords of accounts stored in Keychain.

Here’s the tweet that brought this to light:

on High Sierra (unsigned) apps can programmatically dump & exfil keychain (w/ your plaintext passwords) vid: https://t.co/36M2TcLUAn #smh pic.twitter.com/pqtpjZsSnq

— patrick wardle (@patrickwardle) September 25, 2017

The timing of this reveal is terrible, as it coincides with the release of macOS High Sierra. I know a number of people who have held off updating for just this reason.

Don’t let this story stop you from updating:

  1. This exploit...

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06:18
SyncMate 7 offers macOS High Sierra support

Eltima Software has released SyncMate 7 (https://www.sync-mac.com), an updated version of their synchronization tool for macOS.

It allows users to sync Macs with iOS and Android devices, other Macs, MTP devices, as well as with online storage accounts such as Google, Dropbox, iCloud and Microsoft Services, including Outlook, Office 365 Home and Business accounts. The latest version of SyncMate features support of Android 8 (Oreo), iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra.

SyncMate 7 requires macOS 10.8.5 and later. It costs $39.95 for a single user license.

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06:12
Boot Runner 2 is High Sierra ready

Twocanoes Software has announced macOS High Sierra compatibility for Boot Runner 2, its OS selection manager for dual boot Macs.

It offers a customizable startup screen and remote boot control, ensuring Windows or other operating systems are available to receive critical security updates at the right time. Boot Runner 2.2 includes customization options to make the startup selection screen easy for users to choose the OS environment that they need.

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06:09
A new Research Report Claims that Apple has now...

A new research report published today states that to date "Google has been regarded as the leading force for the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology thanks to its AlphaGo AI computer program. While Google still holds the advantage in the cloud-AI sector, Apple appears to have outraced Google in the development of on-device AI products with the launch of its iPhone X and iPhone 8 devices.

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06:07
Apple TV listing appears on Amazon ahead of Prime...

The Apple TV is listed again on Amazon and whilst it isn’t in stock just yet, it does suggest that the Amazon Prime app for Apple TV is imminent.

Amazon pulled the Apple TV from its site as it won’t sell media players that don’t support Prime. Tim Cook announced back in June that Amazon would release an Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV later this year …

more…

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06:05
Apple’s High Sierra press release

Nice job highlighting the major features in macOS High Sierra. Don’t miss the section towards the bottom called “Additional app refinements”.

My favorite is the very last one:

Spotlight provides flight status information, including departure and arrival times, delays, gates, terminals and even a map of the flight path

Interesting.

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06:03
macOS's Keychain vulnerability reported earlier...




The Keychain password vulnerability affecting multiple versions of macOS -- including High Sierra -- was reported to Apple on Sept. 7, and will likely be patched by the company in the near future, according to the security researcher who first publicized the issue.

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06:00
OmniFocus 2.11 - GTD task manager with iOS companion...

OmniFocus helps you manage your tasks the way that you want, freeing you to focus your attention on the things that matter to you most.

Capturing tasks and ideas is always a keyboard shortcut away in OmniFocus 2. Clip data from Mail, Safari, Messages, or third-party apps. Bring up Quick Entry to file away an idea before it drifts away; it's always at your fingertips, waiting for more.

OmniFocus comes in two feature levels: Standard, available for $39.99; and Pro, available for $79.99.



Version 2.11:

Note: Now requires macOS 10.12 or later

  • Documentation - Updated OmniFocus Help
  • Newsletter - Added a link to sign up for the Omni Newsletter to the OmniFocus Help menu
  • About - Fixed a problem where the OmniFocus icon did not display in About OmniFocus on High Sierra
  • Crash - Fixed a crash displaying notes with certain types of attachments on High Sierra
  • Crash - Fixed...
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05:56
∞ Apple Park drone footage — Looks ready to move in

[VIDEO] This is gorgeous. For me, this footage (embedded in the main Loop post) tips the scales: Apple Park looks more like a finished product than a work in progress.

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05:56
Comment: Why the iPhone X appears to be power-hungry...

We noted earlier a Chinese regulatory filing that appears to confirm an earlier report that the iPhone X will come equipped with 3GB RAM. That same filing also contains another interesting number: the apparent battery capacity.

Serial leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer tweeted the image showing a battery capacity of 2716mAh – even higher than the 2691mAh battery found in the iPhone 8 Plus, with its far less power-efficient LCD screen …

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05:52
Apple patent shows that you shouldn’t count Touch ID...

Apple’s new iPhone X, which goes on sale in October, will sport cutting-edge facial recognition technology dubbed “Face ID” KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that, if it’s a hit, we’ll see it replacing Touch ID on future iPhones and iPads. If it’s not a big hit, expect to see iOS devices sporting Face ID and Touch ID.

Don’t count Touch ID out just yet. Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,772,721) for “ultrasound-based force sensing and touch sensing” that hints at iPhones and iPads with Touch ID implemented under the screen itself rather than via a button.

In the patent filing, Apple notes that ,when interfacing with a graphical user interface (like iOS) or with an app, it can be advantageous for the user to be able to indicate an amount of force applied when manipulating, moving, pointing to, touching, or otherwise interacting with, a touch device. For example, it might be handy to be able to manipulate a screen element or other object in a first way...

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05:51
Every single iPhone, bar one

Nice image. Wish Rene had shot this on a less scratchy surface. Makes me uncomfortable just looking at it. But a great shot.

The missing iPhone? The iPhone X, understandably.

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05:48
BMW is set to offer a pad to wirelessly charge your...

The Verge:

According to BMW, the 9.4kWh battery in the 530e can be charged in about 3.5 hours at 3.2kW of power, or close to the level you’d get if you just plugged the car in with a cord.

A BMW North America spokesperson told The Verge in an email that the technology depicted in the video is still in the testing and evaluation phase for the US and Canada. It still needs UL approval, too.

In other countries, BMW plans to launch the wireless charging system early next year, but only on the 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid sedan.

I wonder if this technology will make its way through other car manufacturers and, eventually, be a standard feature in the garage of all new homes.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:41
Craig Federighi: APFS is coming to Fusion Drives

As macOS High Sierra became available yesterday, some folks (like me) were disappointed that the new Apple File System (APFS) wouldn’t be implemented on traditional hard drives or Fusion Drives (which is what my iMac has). But there’s good news.

Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, tells MacRumors that the APFS would be coming to Fusion drives in an upcoming High Sierra update. According to Apple, APFS features strong encryption, space sharing, snapshots, fast directory sizing, and improved file system fundamentals.

Fusion Drive is Apple’s name for its implementation of a hybrid drive. It combines a hard disk drive with a NAND flash storage (a solid-state drive of 24GB or more) and presents it as a single Core Storage managed logical volume with the space of...

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