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Saturday November 12

16:59
IMAX is raising $50 million to create high-quality VR

If IMAX is going to get serious about virtual reality, it's going to need some cash... thankfully, it's not having trouble on that front. The media mainstay has wrapped up the first phase of an effort to raise $50 million for creating "at least" 25...

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15:31
'Desert Bus' video game charity kicks off...

It's a big moment for video game charities: Desert Bus for Hope has launched its 10th annual campaign. As is their custom, the volunteer team will play the Desert Bus mini game from Penn & Teller's Smoke and Mirrors for as long as they can in th...

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14:30
Samsung sets their Eyes on a Revolutionary...

Back in 2015 Patently Mobile posted a report titled "Samsung Considers Quantum Dot Displays for 2020 TVs." Samsung delivered on that promise early and now they're setting their eyes on delivering a Holographic TV experience.

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13:58
Facebook Messenger public chats arrive in two...

Facebook's plan to revive its public group chat feature just became official. The social network tells the Courier Mail that it's rolling out a test version of Messenger Rooms on Android devices in Australia and Canada. As leaked code suggested, th...

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12:30
Six green designs powered by algae

By Cat DiStasio

It's easy to underestimate the awesome superpowers of the tiny plants we all know as algae. The photosynthetic organisms are minuscule powerhouses capable of generating light and energy while scrubbing greenhouse gas emissions from t...

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11:00
Nike's new store in New York City is loaded...

SoHo is one of the trendiest neighborhoods in New York City. It's home to hundreds of shops from some of the most popular brands, including Apple, Adidas and, as of last month, Google. Now you can add Nike to this list. The sportswear giant will soon...

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10:35
First Hyperloop Could Blaze a Trail Between Dubai...


Hyperloop One, which aims to fulfill the vision of high-speed transportation promoted by Elon Musk, has signed a deal to develop a line between Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The project reportedly will have several stations throughout Dubai connecting the hyperloop system to Abu Dhabi. Pods will carry passengers and cargo between the two. Dubai's government-backed port operator, DP World, reportedly also has signed an agreement with Hyperloop One to look into using the technology at its industrial Jebel Ali port.

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09:48
Capto 1.2.1

The screen capture utility adds compatibility with macOS 10.12 Sierra. ($29.99 new, free update, 25.3 MB)

 

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09:35
Touch Bar MacBook Pro Orders Begin Shipping to...

After entering the "Preparing for Shipment" stage on Thursday, the first wave of MacBook Pros with Touch Bars have begun shipping to customers for delivery next week. While Apple is quoting Wednesday, November 16 as the estimated delivery date, UPS is telling some customers that they can expect their new MacBooks on Monday, November 14.

When the Touch Bar MacBook Pros became available for pre-order on October 27 customers received shipping estimates ranging from November 17 to November 25, making UPS' delivery estimates a couple days earlier than expected. Thus far, the majority of the MacBook Pros that have begun shipping have been 15-inch models and custom orders, according to MacRumors readers who have...

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09:30
Recommended Reading: Trump's own polling models...

Trump's Big Data
Mind Explains How
He Knew Trump
Could Win
Izzie Lapowsky,
Wired

While it could take some time to uncover the finer points of why the polls were so far off in the 2016 presidential election, the head of President-elect Donald Trum...

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08:57
This week’s top stories: Early MacBook Pro reviews,...

In this week’s top stories: Early MacBook Pro reviews roll in as Apple starts shipping the device to customers, a possible AirPods release date emerges, iOS 10.2 beta 2, iPhone 8 rumors, and much more.

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08:11
Airfoil 5.5.1 - Send audio from any app to AirPort...

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

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



Version 5.5.1:

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

  • [Major Enhancement] Initial support for Google's new Chromecast Ultra device. Further updates may be...
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08:00
Amazon Japan's manga-centric Kindle is all...

Japanese comics, called manga, are hugely popular. Although you probably knew that, you probably don't know the extent of it. In 2015, Japan's bestselling manga series, One Piece, sold more than 14 million copies. It helps that the format runs a huge...

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06:58
Quicken 4.3.1 - Complete personal finance solution.

Quicken makes managing your money easier than ever. Whether paying bills, upgrading from Windows, enjoying more reliable downloads, or getting expert product help, Quicken's new and improved features will help you save time and get better control of your money.

Features

  • Pay your bills from right within Quicken:
    • See and track them all in one place so that you never miss a bill
    • See what bills have been paid, are coming up, or past due
    • Easily pay your bills on time from right within Quicken
  • Single-click upgrade from Quicken Windows to Quicken Mac:
    • Convert from Quicken Windows to Quicken Mac in one click (excludes version from Mac App Store)
    • Do it all right from your Mac (no Windows required)
    • Easily import data from Quicken Mac 2015, Quicken Mac 2007, and Quicken Essentials with just one click
  • Export Category Summary and Tax Summary reports to a CSV file...
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06:30
ICYMI: Snap Inc. knows people want its video...

Today on In Case You Missed It: Snap Inc. dropped a Spectacles vending machine in Southern California and the sunglasses were snapped up in no time. If you don't have the thousands of dollars handy that you'd need to pay for them on eBay, you can...

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06:05
The Internet Association, Whose Members Include...

The Internet Association -- a group of 40 top internet companies including Airbnb, Amazon, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Netflix, Twitter, Uber and Yahoo -- issued an open letter on Monday that congratulates Donald Trump on his victory and offers a long list of policy positions they hope he'll consider during his time as president. From a report on CNET:That list includes:Upholding Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act so internet companies can't get sued easily for things their users say or do online.Upholding Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act so internet companies can't get easily sued if they quickly remove copyrighted content that users upload (such as infringing photos and YouTube videos). Reforming the 30-year-old Electronic Communications Privacy Act -- "Internet users must have the same protections for their inbox as they do for their mailbox," states the association.
Supporting strong encryption (Trump called for a boycott of Apple when it...

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06:00
Pyle unveils the iPhone compatible Portable Instant...

Pyle USA has introduced the $99.99 Pyle Portable Instant Photo Printer, a wireless digital picture printer for iPhone and Android devices that weighs just one pound and measures 6 x 3 inches. 

It features both Wi-Fi and Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. Using Pyle’s free proprietary PicKit app, users can print photos wirelessly.

The Portable Instant Printer prints JPEG and PNG images at a photo size of 2.1 by 3.4 inches. With built-in D2T2 Technology, the images have excellent color reproduction and no unsightly white border lines, according to the folks at Pyle USA. To prevent unwanted fingerprints and hassles with cleaning and maintenance, the portable printer has a 10-piece cartridge that can purportedly be changed in under a minute.

By downloading Pyle’s free PicKit...

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05:30
Audioengine unveils the HD3 Wireless Music System

Audioengine has introduced the HD3 wireless music system with a variety of connection options: wireless or wired, digital or analog. 

Amplifiers are built inside the left speaker for an efficient mini stereo system. Audioengine has included connections for your phone, tablet, computer, and turntable - and you can even add a subwoofer. Wireless setup takes about a minute as there’s no software to install as there are no apps to download, and no Wi-Fi passwords to enter. If you’re using HD3 with your Mac, you can connect directly to your computer with a USB cable for a high-end listening experience. If you’re not keen on USB or wireless you can use one of the included audio cables.

HD3 also includes an audiophile-quality headphone amplifier. Audio performance is critical but speakers also need to look good, so Audioengine has included aluminum trim accents, detachable magnetic grills, and real wood veneers that blend with any decor.

HD3 has a retail price of $399...

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05:01
This week on AI: Refurb iPhones, Powerbeats3, first...

While Apple prepared its first shipments of Touch Bar-equipped MacBook Pros, it meanwhile launched its first refurbished iPhone sales in years, and Beats' Powerbeats3 headphones, which AppleInsider gave a first look.

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05:00
Beholder game available at Steam for the Mac

Alawar and Warm Lamp Games have announced that their dystopia simulator Beholder is now available on Steam for Mac, Windows, and Linux systems. The game puts you in the shoes of Carl, a state-installed Landlord tasked by a totalitarian State to spy on his tenants. 

Here’s how the game is described: “As Carl, the landlord of an apartment house employed to serve the state, new tenants are moving in and out, and at first impression, your daily routine is simply to make the property attractive to its tenants. Little do they know that as a servant of the the state you have ulterior motives and will use any means available to observe, whether it's spying, eavesdropping or wiretapping as you build tenant profiles to report any illegal activities to the authorities.” 

“Inspired heavily by George Orwell’s groundbreaking 1984 the philosophical narrative of Beholder, opens up questions around issues of social...

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05:00
The Morning After Weekend Edition

Letter from the Editor

It's the end of an era. Obama's out (in two months), Trump's in, and uncertainty abounds as details about how, exactly, our president-elect is going to change things slowly emerge. Managing Editor Terrence O'Brien has been r...

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04:36
First MacBook Pro with Touch Bar orders ship,...

Apple has now started shipping the first new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar orders with the delivery notifications indicating that the laptops will arrive in people’s hands as soon as Monday, November 14.

Several 9to5Mac readers and others online report receiving shipping notifications from Apple and or UPS, as pictured above and below. All shipped orders we’ve seen so far are for 15-inch MacBook Pro models. Shipment alerts for the 13-inch units will likely follow soon.

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04:30
Smartphone VR will claim over half of VR device...

A new Juniper Research study has forecast that there will be nearly 60 million smartphone virtual reality (VR) headsets shipped in 2021, an increase of around 240% on an expected 16.8 million this year. However, the lower price of these devices means they will only account for 7% of hardware revenue.

While millions of consumers are already using VR on smartphone-based devices like Google Cardboard and Samsung Gear VR, developers need to go beyond the simple experience-based apps currently available and offer compelling content to keep users engaged, according to the research group.

The new research,...

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04:00
Apple patent is for ‘finger hover detective for...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,489,086) for “finger hover detection for improved typing” when using onscreen keyboards on devices such as iPhone and iPads.

According to the invention, typing on touchscreens is improved by “dynamically and automatically” positioning the desired home-row keys of an onscreen keyboard below the user's fingers while his/her fingers are hovering above the surface. Apple says that this reduces the need for the user to look at the onscreen keyboard while typing. 

The location of each of the user's fingers while hovering and/or resting is monitored. Correlation between the hover sensor data and touch sensor data increases the confidence level by which the system can determine which of the user's fingers were used to select a key, according to Apple. By determining which finger was used to make the selection, the system accurately disambiguates which letter the user intended to type.

The purpose of the invention? According to...

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03:48
Mellel 3.5.2

Fixes several crashes in the word processor designed for professional writers. ($39 new, free update, 128 MB)

 

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03:30
3D printing market to be worth $8.41 billion by 2020

Some folks think Apple will enter the 3D printer market. I'm dubious, but, whoever the vendors, someone's going to make money off the market if data from MarketsandMarkets is correct.

The research group predicts the 3D printing market will be worth US$8.41 billion by 2020. The elements behind the rapid upsurge in the market are the innovative and advanced technologies, customized products, governments funding, wide unexploited application market, rapid development of the products at a low cost, and less time-to-market, according to MarketsandMarkets

Europe is expected to surpass America in terms of the 3D Printing Market revenue by 2020. The foremost factors accountable for the expansion of 3D printing market include new and improved 3D printing technologies, wide range of materials (polymers, metals/alloys, sand, ceramics, living tissue), government funding, broad application scope, and increased...

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03:00
The Week in Apple News: Refurbished iPhones for sale...

Apple headlines for the week ending Nov. 11, 2016

It was a relatively quiet week on the Apple news front this week. There are few Apple headlines worth investigating, though. The important ones are in this slideshow. Click on the link to get more information.

From Macworld:

The 7 and 7 Plus are too new to be included in the refurb store, but you can pick up an iPhone 6s and 6s Plus for as low as $449—that’s for the 16GB 6s. The 16GB 6s Plus is $529, and the 64GB 6s Plus is $589.

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01:24
Audi Japan is selling one 'Final Fantasy XV...

Square Enix's long-awaited next entry in the 30-year-old Final Fantasy franchise arrives November 29th on PS4 and Xbox One, but first up is this promotional tie-in from Audi. In the run up to Final Fantasy XV , Sony Pictures released the all-CG rende...

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Friday November 11

21:46
Watch: Apple's 2016 13" MacBook Pro...

With the launch of its new 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar, and subsequent 11-inch MacBook Air discontinuation, Apple appears to be drawing down the thin-and-light series in favor of more affordable pro laptops. To see how this plays out in real life, AppleInsider pit the new entry-level MacBook Pro against last year's 13-inch MacBook Air.

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20:59
Spotify 1.0.42.151. - Stream music, create playlists...

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

The music you love, whenever you want it

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



Version 1.0.42.151.:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.7 or later...

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20:59
Stacks 3.2.6 - New way to create pages in...

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

Features

  • Fluid Layout: Stacks lets you build pages that flow text to the dimensions of a theme even if the theme has a variable width. You can build flowing columns, flexible rows, and tiles of images.
  • Nesting Objects: Build columns within columns within rows within columns. Or group a stack of objects inside a box. Almost anything is possible with Stacks.
  • Download More Stacks:There are hundreds of professionally designed free and low cost stacks ready for download. Easily add amazing content to your site.
  • Live Image Editing: Resize, rotate, and style your images with an easy to use HUD and see the changes happen right in the layout.
  • Pros Welcome: Because Stacks builds layout with...
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20:59
Brackets 1.8.0 - Open Source Web design and...

Brackets is an Open-Source editor for Web design and development built on top of Web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The project was created and is maintained by Adobe, and is released under an MIT License.

Guiding Ideas

  • For the web, by the web
    Brackets is built using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. If you can code in Brackets, you can code on Brackets.
  • Open development works
    Brackets, is a fully open-source, community-driven project. Want to influence its direction? Join the developer list and start contributing.
  • Tools shouldn't get in your way
    Rather than clutter your workspace with floating panels, toolbars and icons, Brackets focuses on providing "Quick Edit" in-line views that provide context-sensitive access to your content, without taking you away from your code.
  • Works with your browser
    The browser is your...
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20:59
TextMate 2.0-rc.1 - Code/markup editor with many...

TextMate is a versatile plain text editor with a unique and innovative feature set which caused it to win an Apple Design Award for Best Mac OS X Developer Tool in August 2006.

A rapidly growing community have created modes for more than a hundred different "modes" including support for all major programming languages, writing prose in structured formats such as LaTeX, Markdown, Textile, etc., blogging, running SQL queries, writing screen plays, doing your budget, and much much more.

Some of the features include:

  • collapsable text blocks - fold away the code you don´t want to see
  • recordable macros - you don´t have to write a script to automate tedious work
  • a CSS-inspired selector system which allows preferences and more to be applied to subsets of your document - you want return to do something different inside comments? or maybe you want spell checking enabled for your strings in C++, both can be done in seconds....
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20:59
OmniGraffle 7.2 - Create diagrams, flow charts, and...

OmniGraffle helps you draw beautiful diagrams, family trees, flow charts, org charts, layouts, and (mathematically speaking) any other directed or non-directed graphs. We've had people use Graffle to plan plotlines for a story, make an overview of an operating system, show the evolution of computers, and even show how diseases can spread in a closed population. If you want to organize your thoughts, your projects, or even your friends graphically using boxes and lines, OmniGraffle is your tool.



Version 7.2:

  • Color Profiles - sRGB is now the default color profile in OmniGraffle for Mac; this matches OmniGraffle for iOS, Apple’s system default, and the industry standard. The generic RGB profile has been deprecated and colors that are defined in the generic RGB colorspace will be converted to sRGB automatically when the document is opened by modifying the RGB color values so the displayed color remains consistent.
  • Touch Bar -...
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20:59
Chromium 54.0.2840.98 - Fast and stable open-source...

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



Version 54.0.2840.98:

  • Heap corruption in FFmpeg
  • Out-of-bounds memory access in V8
  • Info leak in extensions
  • This update has no Flash plug-in



  • OS X 10.9 or later



Download Now]]>

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20:59
FotoMagico 5.2.2 - Powerful slideshow creator with...

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

Features

  • Create the most spectacular slideshows
    • Scale, move, rotate, zoom or pan around your images to highlight that part that matters the most.
    • Your slides fit together perfectly with the new, gorgeous transitions.
    • Provide more meaning with subtle titles here and there.
  • Present a breathtaking show
    • Your slideshow uses the best possible resolution of your presentation device.
    • Use large displays, HDTV screens and other high resolution devices.
    • Even on a VGA projector, your photos will look better with FotoMagico.
  • Your audience will want to take it home
    • ...
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20:59
OmniGraffle Pro 7.2 - Create diagrams, flow charts,...

OmniGraffle Pro helps you draw beautiful diagrams, family trees, flow charts, org charts, layouts, and (mathematically speaking) any other directed or non-directed graphs. We've had people use Graffle to plan plotlines for a story, make an overview of an operating system, show the evolution of computers, and even show how diseases can spread in a closed population. If you want to organize your thoughts, your projects, or even your friends graphically, using boxes and lines, OmniGraffle is your tool.

OmiGraffle Professional has all of the great features in the standard version, plus a powerful toolset for advanced document creation and editing options. For the pro user who's looking for an in-depth diagramming application that's still priced below the competition, you've come to the right place.



Version 7.2:

  • Color Profiles - sRGB is now the default color profile in OmniGraffle for Mac; this matches OmniGraffle for iOS, Apple’s...
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20:59
Quicken 4.3.0 - Complete personal finance solution.

Quicken makes managing your money easier than ever. Whether paying bills, upgrading from Windows, enjoying more reliable downloads, or getting expert product help, Quicken's new and improved features will help you save time and get better control of your money.

Features

  • Pay your bills from right within Quicken:
    • See and track them all in one place so that you never miss a bill
    • See what bills have been paid, are coming up, or past due
    • Easily pay your bills on time from right within Quicken
  • Single-click upgrade from Quicken Windows to Quicken Mac:
    • Convert from Quicken Windows to Quicken Mac in one click (excludes version from Mac App Store)
    • Do it all right from your Mac (no Windows required)
    • Easily import data from Quicken Mac 2015, Quicken Mac 2007, and Quicken Essentials with just one click
  • Export Category Summary and Tax Summary reports to a CSV file...
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20:59
File Juicer 4.50 - Extract images, video, sound, or...

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

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

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

  • if you want to extract the images/sounds/videos from a PDF or Word document;
  • if you have old files you can no longer open with current applications;
  • if you receive emails with attachments you can not open;
  • if you have corrupt files or databases;
  • if you have damaged or accidentally erased flash...
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20:59
HyperDock 1.7 - Select windows by hovering over a...

HyperDock adds long awaited features to your Dock:

  • Preview and select windows and tabs just by moving the mouse on a Dock item.
  • Use shortcuts to quickly open new windows and documents with a simple mouse click.
  • Improve your workflow by using advanced window management features like Window Snapping.



Version 1.7:
9.95

  • MacOS Sierra compatibility
  • Various fixes



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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20:59
Hype 3.5.5 - $49.99

Hype lets you create stunning animated and interactive web content. It's used by leading designers to create animations which add a "wow" factor to web pages, infographics, presentations, digital magazines, ads, iBooks, educational content, app prototypes, portfolios, animated GIFs, videos, entire websites, and much more. Hype won the 2011 Macworld Editors’ Choice Award. And its HTML5 output works on all modern browsers and mobile devices like iPhones and iPads. No coding required.

From prototype to production, anyone can create rich interactive media with Hype.

  • Quickly Animate:
    • Easy to use keyframe-based animation system
    • Record mode watches your every move, automatically creating keyframes as needed
    • Create natural motion curves with bezier paths
    • Make scenes for organization and flow
    • Use the power of multiple simultaneous timelines to run animations
  • Add Interactivity:
    • ...
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20:57
Amazon owes parents cash refunds for their kids in-...

Back in April, a judge found Amazon liable for in-app purchases made by children without their parent's permission, and now he's established a method for the retailer to pay them back. According to Reuters, Amazon will have to set up a notice-and-cla...

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20:38
Samsung: Please, somebody, make mobile apps for Tizen

Samsung is eager to get developers to build applications for its Tizen smartphones. In an effort to drive up interest, the company has created the Tizen Mobile App Incentive Program, which will offer $9 million in cash prizes from February through Oc...

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19:15
Apple Begins Shipping LG UltraFine 4K Displays

A day after the first 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pros with Touch Bars began shipping to customers, Apple and LG's UltraFine 4K Display has also begun shipping. Shipments are expected to deliver next week, with one MacRumors forum member noting November 15 as their delivery date.

The 21.5-inch UltraFine 4K Display went up for pre-order at the same time as the new MacBook Pros with Touch Bar. At the time, delivery dates were estimated to arrive on November 15 at the earliest. Current delivery estimates quote 5 to 6 weeks.

Apple debuted the UltraFine Display at its MacBook Pro event last month in 4K and 5K variations. While the 4K display has...

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19:05
AT&T to throttle streaming video quality by...

AT&T on Friday announced Stream Saver, an upcoming "data-saving" feature that automatically reduces high-resolution streaming video content to standard definition DVD quality for mobile service subscribers, including those with unlimited data plans.

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18:46
First official 'Infinite Warfare'...

With Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare just now landing and Modern Warfare: Remastered reminding FPS fans of the franchise's glory days, Sony is ready to celebrate the Call of Duty New Year. It's that time of year when CoD players get their hands on a n...

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18:15
BusyCal 3.1.2 and BusyContacts 1.1.4

Fixes an Exchange syncing memory leak in both apps. ($49.99 new for each, free update, 11.3/5.6 MB)

 

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17:58
Microsoft co-founder's academic search engine...

Researchers, scientists and academics around the world publish roughly 2.5 million scientific papers each year, on top of a backlog of more than 50 million papers dating back to 1665. Plus, the rate at which researchers publish these academic papers...

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17:56
Apple ships first LG UltraFine 4K Display orders...

Apple on Friday began shipping the new LG UltraFine 4K Display to customers who placed orders in late October, with current estimates showing deliveries scheduled to arrive in the middle of next week.

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16:41
Your search history could be an early detector for...

"You may have lung cancer. Please consult a physician." That'd very likely be the worst alert you could ever see on your phone, right? In the future, though, it could be a reality. By looking at anonymous search history and cross-referencing it with...

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15:46
DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.9.7

Addresses further PDF issues related to macOS 10.12 Sierra. (All updates are free. DEVONthink Pro Office, $149.95 new; DEVONthink Professional, $79.95 new; DEVONthink Personal, $49.95 new; DEVONnote, $24.95 new)

 

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15:03
AWT News Update: November 11, 2016

On this Veteran's Day, 2016, we pause to remember all of those who have made sacrifices to serve the United States in the Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard. Our stories for today:

  • Many thanks again to 4K Video Downloader for Mac, the sponsor of Apple World Today for the past week.
  • Craft sales platform Etsy now supports web-based Apple Pay transactions
  • Rumors from the Apple supply chain point to new iPad Pros in March of 2017
  • Production of the delayed AirPods may finally happen in December
  • Tim Cook tweets out his thanks to veterans who work at Apple HQ.

The text version of the podcast can be viewed below. To listen to the podcast here, click the play button on the player below.

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14:55
Ender Dragon is coming for your Windows 10 '...

Microsoft is all about unified apps these days and that applies to its $2.5 billion baby Minecraft, too. The Pocket and Windows 10 versions of the blocky creation-and-survival game are almost at parity with the original Java version, developer Mojang...

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14:30
The consequences of the Trump presidency on...

Hacking and cybersecurity played a huge role in the presidential election. So much so that Donald Trump, America's new president-elect, was helped greatly by the acts of criminal hackers in his journey to the White House, and is now an outspoken Wiki...

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14:26
Lest we Forget: Remembrance and Veterans Day 2016

Whether you call it Veterans Day in the United States or Remembrance Day in Canada...

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14:24
Rumor round-up: iPads, iPhones, and AirPods

There’s lots of rumors/speculation making the rounds today about future iPhones, iPads, and the release of the AirPods. Here’s a summary:

In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider and MacRumors — Barclays Research says next year’s "iPhone 8" (or perhaps it will be the “iPhone 10” since it’s the 10th anniversary of the smartphone’s debut) "didn't sound 100% locked down" but will shift to "a bezel-less design with screen sizes getting larger and curved edges in the original envelope."

Based on information gleaned from the trip by the analysts, and discussions with component suppliers, the 5.8-inch iPhone is said to feature OLED technology, with the 5-inch model having a LCD display. Barclays doesn’t think the discrete home button will be removed on the next version of...

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14:12
Notable apps and app updates for Nov. 11, 2016

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

Air Craft Media has launched AC Sabre MIDI Instrument & Motion Controller 1.0.1. It’s a $12.99 music composition app targeted to electronic music producers, composers, performers and DJs.

macOS Apps/Updates

TunesKit Studio has unveiled TunesKit Audible Converter, a DRM cracker for Mac and Windows systems. It can remove DRM from any Audible audio book by converting AA, AAX files to unprotected formats without account authorization. 

TunesKit DRM Audible Converter also allows users to choose...

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14:10
iBooks StoryTime app narrates children's...

To encourage parents and kids to read together, Apple has debuted a new app for tvOS. The iBooks StoryTime app features "Read-Aloud" tool that narrates books and flips pages automatically. For the times when you'd rather read to your child yourself,...

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13:52
Penn students targeted in racist, violent GroupMe...

It's barely been 72 hours since Donald Trump was elected president and the racism that his campaign stoked over the last 15 months has already burst through its floodgates. Since the race was called, Twitter has been awash in stories of minority citi...

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13:25
AT&T will downgrade mobile video streams by...

We have officially entered a world in which carriers think they're doing us a favor by throttling video streams. AT&T today announced a new "feature" called Stream Saver that'll automatically downgrade whatever video you're streaming to standard...

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13:05
A Facebook bug killed off people before they were...

Well, this is awkward. Facebook incorrectly flagged some people's profile pages with a message saying that the person was deceased. And it looks like the glitch was pretty widespread: even founder Mark Zuckerberg had apparently ceased to be. A banner...

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12:43
Peter Thiel named to Trump's presidential...

Avid Trump supporter Peter Thiel, he of the infamous Gawker lawsuit, is being rewarded in the Donald's new empire. In a press release, Trump announced that Vice President-Elect Mike Pence will lead Trump's transition team; assisting Pence is a host o...

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12:37
TextMate 2.0-rc.1 - Code/markup editor with many...

TextMate is a versatile plain text editor with a unique and innovative feature set which caused it to win an Apple Design Award for Best Mac OS X Developer Tool in August 2006.

A rapidly growing community have created modes for more than a hundred different "modes" including support for all major programming languages, writing prose in structured formats such as LaTeX, Markdown, Textile, etc., blogging, running SQL queries, writing screen plays, doing your budget, and much much more.

Some of the features include:

  • collapsable text blocks - fold away the code you don´t want to see
  • recordable macros - you don´t have to write a script to automate tedious work
  • a CSS-inspired selector system which allows preferences and more to be applied to subsets of your document - you want return to do something different inside comments? or maybe you want spell checking enabled for your strings in C++, both can be done in seconds....
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12:30
Free The Vote: A game developer's journey to...

We all have a tipping point. There's a moment when we hear about one more act of violence or one more slight against people in our community, and all of the injustice we've witnessed in a particular situation suddenly coalesces into clear conviction....

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12:17
Craft sales platform Etsy adds support for Apple Pay...

Etsy on Friday launched support for web-based Apple Pay transactions, marking a small but significant expansion of the technology.

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12:08
Boom's supersonic jets will pick up where the...

Boom founder and CEO Blake Scholl wants passengers to break the sound barrier. Since the demise of the supersonic Concorde passenger jet, commercial airline's haven't offered a quicker alternative to fly from point A to point B.

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12:00
Pinball gets an endless spin in the dazzling and...

These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.

Swedish studio Mediocre has become one of my favorite mobile game makers thanks to a pair of seriously addictive original experiences: Smash Hit is a dazzling endless glass-shattering arcade affair, while Does Not Commute is an unexpectedly hilarious game about routing traffic through cities. Despite being very different games, both feature a very similar (and smart) free-to-play...

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11:45
Apple's iOS support app surfaces in the...

Reports of an Apple support app began making the rounds a year ago and now it looks like the company may be close to an official launch. The software is now available in the Dutch App Store, but our editors have confirmed the switch hasn't been flipp...

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11:40
The Public Access Weekly: Everybody knows

This week, in lieu of an opening paragraph we have some warm and fuzzy GIFs:

And now, as promised last week, on to the Public Access stats from last month!

455 posts went live on Public Access in October -- That handily beats Septembers numb...

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11:23
New emoji will include a woman with a headscarf

Unicode, the controlling group behind the emojis populating our phones and computers, has been working to make emoji more diverse in recent years. A whole host of skin colors have been added, and Google recently proposed adding more options for worki...

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11:20
The Week in iOS Apps: 1970s sounds in a 21st century...

New iOS apps of the week

This week’s roundup includes an app that reproduces the sounds of a famous 1970s synthesizer. Read on!

Arp Oddyssei

Arp Oddyssei ($20, iPhone and iPad) is an app built for a particular kind of music nerd. Love the sound of the 1972 ARP Odyssey analog synthesizer? (Here’s a demo on YouTube.) This app is a “complete recreation” of that machine and the groovy future sounds it made—plus a few new effects have been added, thanks to the miracle of 21st century technology.

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11:11
File Juicer 4.50 - Extract images, video, sound, or...

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

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

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

  • if you want to extract the images/sounds/videos from a PDF or Word document;
  • if you have old files you can no longer open with current applications;
  • if you receive emails with attachments you can not open;
  • if you have corrupt files or databases;
  • if you have damaged or accidentally erased flash...
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11:11
Stacks 3.2.6 - New way to create pages in...

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

Features

  • Fluid Layout: Stacks lets you build pages that flow text to the dimensions of a theme even if the theme has a variable width. You can build flowing columns, flexible rows, and tiles of images.
  • Nesting Objects: Build columns within columns within rows within columns. Or group a stack of objects inside a box. Almost anything is possible with Stacks.
  • Download More Stacks:There are hundreds of professionally designed free and low cost stacks ready for download. Easily add amazing content to your site.
  • Live Image Editing: Resize, rotate, and style your images with an easy to use HUD and see the changes happen right in the layout.
  • Pros Welcome: Because Stacks builds layout with...
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11:05
Why are you still waiting to upgrade your email to...

You’ve heard about the cloud, you know the benefits it offers, yet you’re still using an on-premises solution for your company’s emails. Maybe the thought of the transition is too daunting, or you’re not convinced it’s necessary at this time—there are many reasons that you might chose to stay with on-premises servers.

According to the 2015 IDG Enterprise Cloud Computing Survey, 72 percent of organizations already have at least one application in the cloud and 56 percent are currently identifying which IT operations to move. Here are some common misconceptions about on-premises email and the reality of what migrating your business email to the cloud can do for your organization.

Email attacks don’t cost our company that...

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11:00
NES Classic Edition review: The best and worst of...

"I don't want to sit on the floor while I play video games," my buddy Josh told me. "I'm not 7 anymore." My friend was parked just 4 feet away from my 40-inch television, playing Ninja Gaiden on the NES Classic Edition -- a tiny re-creation of Ninten...

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10:39
AT&T's Optional 'Stream Saver'...

AT&T today announced a new "Stream Saver" feature, which it says is a "free and convenient" data-saving option that allows customers to watch more video by downgrading video quality.

Stream Saver mimics T-Mobile's Binge On option, automatically streaming video at "about 480p," or standard definition quality instead of high definition quality.

AT&T is making Stream Saver an optional feature, with customers able to turn it on and off at will using myAT&T or Premier for business customers. According to AT&T, Stream Saver can be toggled off at any time with no charge to AT&T customers. While it is available for most streaming video, AT&T says Stream Saver is not able to detect and optimize all video due to the way some content owners deliver video streams.

As an optional feature that isn't limited to specific content partners, Stream Saver does not seem to raise the...

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10:39
1Password for Mac gets support for Touch Bar &...

AgileBits has updated its flagship password management app for the Mac, 1Password, with support for the Touch ID and Touch Bar features on 2016 MacBook Pros.

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10:36
Defeating Malware With Its Own DNA


It's widely known that human DNA evidence has had a major impact in the criminal justice system. Now another kind of DNA may have a similar impact in the fight to eradicate malicious software.
Malware DNA, also known as "malware provenance," is the art and science of attributing elements of one object to another object. The technique has applications outside information security -- for example, in genetics, or to test the authorship of student papers. One way malware writers avoid detection of their programs is to craft polymorphic attacks. They dynamically change the code in their malware just enough to confound antivirus programs.

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10:12
Apple begins hiring staff for new Campus 2 ahead of...

Apple has started hiring for positions needed at its new Campus 2 facility ahead of a move-in date expected for sometime early next year.

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10:05
iPad refresh rumored for March, featuring both iPad...

According to supply chain rumors, Apple is planning to update the 9.7- and 12.9-inch iPad Pro line, in conjunction with releasing a bezel-less 10.9-inch iPad in a March release event.

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09:51
Get More Done with Daylite, The Business...

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09:50
Purpose of Apple's 'Control Strip'...

A trademark application for the term "Control Strip" fueled speculation that it might be the name Apple would use to refer to what is now officially known as the Touch Bar on its new MacBook Pros. But Apple's developer guidelines reveal that the Control Strip is the official name for an essential portion of the Touch Bar.

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09:36
AirPods Production Said to Begin in December in...

Ever since Apple delayed the launch of its all-new AirPods beyond the late October timeframe it originally promised, saying it needed "a little more time" before they are ready for customers, there have been conflicting rumors about when the wireless earphones will actually be released.

The latest word comes from investment bank Barclays, which in a research note we saw said AirPods should enter production in December. That means AirPods could still feasibly be released in time for the final weeks of the holiday shopping season, although a January 2017 launch as previously rumored, or later, is possible.

Barclays said the initial production run will be "fairly small," totaling between 10 million and 15 million AirPods to start. Depending...

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09:31
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Tivo Bolt 4K DVR $159, iPhone...

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

TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:
TiVo’s Bolt 4K DVR and Streaming Media Player has hit its Amazon all-time low:...

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09:27
1Password for macOS now supports Touch ID, Touch Bar...

1Password for macOS is already one of the best password management apps on the market, and the latest update includes features for new MacBook Pros before the new notebooks even hit stores.

1Password delivers Touch Bar support for interacting with the password manager using the new Retina OLED display that replaces the traditional function key row, and Touch ID support makes it possible to unlock 1Password using your fingerprint on new MacBook Pros.
more…

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09:22
Analysts reaffirm rumors of curved 5- & 5.8-inch...

A new analyst report tells investors to expect both 5- and 5.8-inch curved, bezel-free iPhones in the future, after visiting production lines and suppliers in China.

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08:57
Leonard Cohen recites “In Flanders Fields”

In honour of both Leonard Cohen and Remembrance Day today, please listen to this reading from Canada’s “Voice of God”.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:55
Three New iPads Said to Launch in March, Including...

Apple will launch a trio of new iPad Pro models in March, including refreshed 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch versions and an all-new bezel-free 10.9-inch model, according to Barclays Research analysts Blayne Curtis, Christopher Hemmelgarn, Thomas O'Malley, and Jerry Zhang, citing sources within the company's Asian supply chain.

In a research note obtained by MacRumors, the analysts said the 10.9-inch model's borderless design will allow for it to be the same physical size as the current-generation 9.7-inch iPad Pro. That means the display itself will need to have an edge-to-edge design, possibly signaling the removal of the Home button.

Multiple rumors have claimed Apple is developing a new iPad in the 10-inch range, but the exact screen size has varied in each report. KGI Securities analyst...

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08:38
iPhone 8 design reportedly ‘bezel-less’ with 5-inch...

Following on from previous rumors of a major redesign for the next iPhone, Barclays supply chain analysts are weighing in on their predictions for iPhone 8. They claim that the 2017 iPhone will feature a bezel-less design with the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus including 5-inch and 5.8-inch screens, respectively. This compares with the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch panels used in the iPhone 7.

The report also shines some light on the AirPods mystery, claiming that production of Apple’s truly-wireless earbuds will begin in December (via MacRumorsYahoo Finance).

more…...

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08:35
Pro video editor with hands-on time praises new...

A video editor who obtained early access to Apple's new Touch Bar-equipped MacBook Pro has posted a blog entry claiming the laptop is well-suited to video editing, while dismissing complaints about its ports forcing people to use adapters.

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08:32
Spotify 1.0.42.151. - Stream music, create playlists...

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

The music you love, whenever you want it

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



Version 1.0.42.151.:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.7 or later...

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08:15
Apple Said to Release Curved, Bezel-Free 5-Inch and...

Apple will release new 5-inch and 5.8-inch iPhones with curved, bezel-free designs next year, according to Barclays Research analysts Blayne Curtis, Christopher Hemmelgarn, Thomas O'Malley, and Jerry Zhang.

The analysts, citing sources within Apple's supply chain following a trip to Asia this week, said the borderless design will allow for the new iPhones to be the same overall size as current 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models.Larger and Bezel-less - iPhone 8 design didn't sound 100% locked down but we believe the move is to a bezel-less design with screen sizes getting larger and curved edges in the original envelope. The iPhone 8 moves to 5" (from 4.7") and the Plus moves to 5.8" (from 5.5").In a research note obtained by MacRumors, the analysts said only the 5.8-inch model will use OLED display technology, which can be sharper, brighter, and more energy efficient than LCD technology. Apple's...

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08:09
Tim Cook celebrates Veterans Day with picture of ex-...

Apple CEO Tim Cook has taken to Twitter to commemorate Veterans Day, with a photo featuring some of the veterans that work at the company's Cupertino campus.

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07:59
Samsung Reconsiders Foldable Smartphones as Fear of...

When Samsung is having a tough year they try to pull off a few magic tricks for Wall Street Investor community. Patently Apple posted a report back in 2014 titled "Samsung Throws a Hail Mary at Wall Street Analyst Meeting." We noted in that report that in late 2013 Kwon Oh-hyeon, vice-chairman and CEO, Samsung Electronics, told analysts at a closed meeting that they "would lead innovation by introducing the 'foldable' display in 2015."

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07:31
Brackets 1.8.0 - Open Source Web design and...

Brackets is an Open-Source editor for Web design and development built on top of Web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The project was created and is maintained by Adobe, and is released under an MIT License.

Guiding Ideas

  • For the web, by the web
    Brackets is built using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. If you can code in Brackets, you can code on Brackets.
  • Open development works
    Brackets, is a fully open-source, community-driven project. Want to influence its direction? Join the developer list and start contributing.
  • Tools shouldn't get in your way
    Rather than clutter your workspace with floating panels, toolbars and icons, Brackets focuses on providing "Quick Edit" in-line views that provide context-sensitive access to your content, without taking you away from your code.
  • Works with your browser
    The browser is your...
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07:29
∞ Nintendo NES Classic Edition goes on sale today,...

Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition is, basically, an emulator in a box, emulating the original Nintendo Entertainment System, with 30 of the original games, including favorites like the original Metroid and Legend of Zelda. The retail price is US$59.95.

The system goes on sale today but, at the moment, is only available in stores in limited quantity. It’s not yet clear if it will ever be available online. If you want one, I’d suggest heading over to your local Target, Best Buy, Walmart, etc. today.

Here’s a review of the unit and games.

And here’s an article talking about...

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07:25
Safari running under macOS Sierra hacked at PWNFEST...

Security conference organizer Vangelis has tweeted that a joint team of Pangu and JH hackers have successfully claimed the maximum $100,000 prize on offer at the PWNFEST event for finding a Safari exploit that gave them root access on macOS Sierra …

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07:18
Podcast 533: The Mac of today, the Mac of tomorrow

The new MacBook Pro has been reviewed. Oh wait, that's the kind-of-new MacBook Pro, the 13-inch model with two Thunderbolt ports and no Touch Bar. So you'll forgive Susie if she's not champing at the bit to spend $1500 on it, not when the more exciting Touch Bar models will be reviewed very soon.

Until then, there's plenty else to talk about, like the confusion over what is supported by the new Macs' Thunderbolt 3 ports. Glenn did a wonderful explainer for TidBITS, linked to below, so he's the man to set everyone straight. Be sure to double-check compatibility when you're shopping for cables and adapters, and buy from trusted sellers with good return policies.

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07:18
Zuckerberg says fake news on Facebook didn’t tilt...

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg responded to recent criticism about his company’s role in the election results, calling it a “crazy idea” that fake news on its news feed had tilted the vote in the U.S. presidential election in favor of Donald Trump.

“Personally I think the idea that fake news on Facebook, which is a very small amount of the content, influenced the election in any way—I think is a pretty crazy idea. Voters make decisions based on their lived experience,” Zuckerberg said in an interview at the Techonomy 2016 conference in Half Moon Bay, California.

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07:16
HyperDock 1.7 - Select windows by hovering over a...

HyperDock adds long awaited features to your Dock:

  • Preview and select windows and tabs just by moving the mouse on a Dock item.
  • Use shortcuts to quickly open new windows and documents with a simple mouse click.
  • Improve your workflow by using advanced window management features like Window Snapping.



Version 1.7:
9.95

  • MacOS Sierra compatibility
  • Various fixes



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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07:07
TunesKit Studio unveils DRM Removal solution for...

TunesKit Studio has unveiled TunesKit Audible Converter (http://tinyurl.com/zvw4b7k), a DRM cracker for Mac and Windows systems. It can remove DRM from any Audible audio book by converting AA, AAX files to unprotected formats without account authorization.

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07:02
∞ MacBook Pro Touch Bar sliders in action

Thomas Grove Carter, the video editor whose review of the MacBook Pro was highlighted in this previous post, tweeted this animated GIF showing off the Touch Bar sliders interacting with Final Cut Pro X.

The video first shows a volume slider, so make sure your sound is on. The second half shows the insertion of key frames in a video sequence. As you watch that part, keep in mind that his left hand is on the track pad, moving the mouse cursor, while he uses his right hand on the Touch Bar slider to adjust the key frame.

As Carter said in his review,...

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06:52
Video editor’s hands-on review of new 15″ Touch Bar...

Thomas Grove Carter, video editor at Trim Editing in London:

On the 27th October Apple unveiled their new line of MacBook Pros. Since then half of what I read online seems to be “Professionals” (those guys), telling me it’s not Pro at all, not Pro enough or not the right kind of Pro. How many of these people have even touched the new devices?

Very few.

I’ve been using the new 15” MacBook Pro (with Touch Bar) for the last week or so for actual work, so here’s my “Professional” opinion.

And:

First off, It’s really fast. I’ve been using the MacBook Pro with the new version of FCP X and cutting 5k ProRes material all week, it’s buttery smooth. No matter what you think the specs say, the fact is the software and hardware are so well integrated it tears strips off “superior spec’d” Windows counterparts in the real world.

And:

The version I’ve been using is powerful enough on the graphics front to power two 5K displays, which is an insane...

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06:50
Spotify promises fix for Mac glitch causing...

Spotify is currently rolling out a patch for a major bug, which can -- at least in some cases -- cause its desktop apps to write tens or hundreds of gigabytes to a hard disk or SSD in the space of an hour, according to an official spokesperson.

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06:47
Tim Cook honors Veterans Day with photo of some of...

Tim Cook has tweeted in honor of Veterans Day, with a photo of some of the veterans who work at Apple.

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06:40
First Touch Bar MacBook Pro orders now “Preparing...

Juli Clover, MacRumors:

The first 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro models equipped with a Touch Bar will soon be making it into the hands of customers, as initial MacBook Pro orders have shifted into the “Preparing for Shipment” stage.

Customers who ordered a MacBook Pro right when it became available for purchase on October 27 received shipping estimates ranging from November 17 to November 25, and with orders ready to go, it appears customers will begin receiving their machines next week.

Here they come. Looking forward to a wave of video reviews, getting to see what Touch Bar can do in real life.

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06:39
Review: Snapchat Spectacles — early impressions of...

Snapchat has sold branded beach towels and ghost backpacks for a while now, but their first real foray into the hardware space launched yesterday: Snapchat Spectacles. As seemingly hipster spy glasses, this device aims to keep you in the moment while allowing you to capture video of whatever you’re viewing to share with friends and family later on.

Yesterday, we managed to grab a pair of Snapchat Spectacles from their only point-of-sale in Venice, CA…

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06:37
Apple is hiring Siri engineers in Cambridge to help...

Sam Shead, writing for Business Insider:

Apple is looking to increase the size of its Siri team in Cambridge, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.

In a bid to make Siri that bit more useful to iPhone, iPad and Mac owners, Apple intends to hire at least half a dozen software engineers in Cambridge in the coming months.

And:

Apple’s Cambridge office is home to many of the employees from VocalIQ — a voice recognition startup that was spun out from the university and acquired by Apple in 2015 for up to $100 million (£80 million).

Notably, one of Apple’s open job requisitions is for a...

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06:25
Ars Technica: Spotify writing massive amounts of...

Dan Goodwin, writing for Ars Technica:

For almost five months—possibly longer—the Spotify music streaming app has been assaulting users’ storage devices with enough data to potentially take years off their expected lifespans. Reports of tens or in some cases hundreds of gigabytes being written in an hour aren’t uncommon, and occasionally the recorded amounts are measured in terabytes. The overload happens even when Spotify is idle and isn’t storing any songs locally.

And:

Spotify officials hadn’t responded to Ars questions more than two days after they were sent. According to comments left in the Spotify forum in the past 24 hours, the bug has been fixed in version 1.0.42, which is in the process of being rolled out. The update remains unavailable to many users, this reporter included. And that means Spotify’s drive-assaulting behavior continues unabated for many.

Sounds like, if you use Spotify, get the update or disable it.

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06:22
NewerTech announces NuPower 60W USB-C Power Adapter

NewerTech has introduced the NuPower 60W USB-C Power Adapter, featuring two USB charging ports. It’s targeted to users who must manage multiple power adapters for their computer and mobile devices.

The NuPower 60W USB-C Power Adapter was designed with travelers in mind, providing power to charge a USB-C laptop and an additional USB mobile device simultaneously. With it, NewerTech has built a solution that conveniently consolidates USB-C and USB Type-A power adapters into a single charger at a time when computer ports are at a premium,” says Larry O’Connor, president, NewerTech. 

The NuPower 60W USB-C Power Adapter, priced at $59.99, is now available.

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06:19
NewerTech announces NuPower 60W USB-C Power Adapter

NewerTech has introduced the NuPower 60W USB-C Power Adapter, featuring two USB charging ports. It’s targeted to users who must manage multiple power adapters for their computer and mobile devices.

The NuPower 60W USB-C Power Adapter was designed with travelers in mind, providing power to charge a USB-C laptop and an additional USB mobile device simultaneously. With it, NewerTech has built a solution that conveniently consolidates USB-C and USB Type-A power adapters into a single charger at a time when computer ports are at a premium,” says Larry O’Connor, president, NewerTech.

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06:17
With MacBook Pro shipments imminent, Mac App Store...

With new MacBook Pro orders set to arrive soon, Apple has started approving third-party apps on the App Store that utilize the new Touch Bar for input, and authenticate with Touch ID.

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06:14
Instagram confirms live video functionality coming,...

With live video streaming now a standard feature on platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, it was only a matter of time before Instagram joined in. CEO Kevin Systrom has now told the Financial Times (via Engadget) that it will be adding live streaming to the app.

Live is really exciting for us. I think it can enhance what we’re doing. If I’m trying to strengthen relationships with someone I love, them streaming video to me live would be an amazing way to be closer to them.

The feature first leaked on Russian site T Journal...

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06:00
One Day Only: The Black Friday Mac Bundle 2.0 -- 2...

November brings us Thanksgiving, snow (in some places), and the inevitable start of the holiday shopping season on Black Friday. We're getting an early start on Black Friday today with The Black Friday Mac Bundle 2.0 for just $19.99. The bundle is available today only, so buy it NOW.

What's in this powerful bundle of nine popular Mac apps? Almost $377 worth of apps and utilities, yours for just $19.99:

Readdle PDF Expert 2.0 for Mac

sually a $59.99 purchase on its own, PDF Expert 2.0 is the best-known way for Mac users to edit PDF text, images, links and outlines. For anyone who works with PDF files -- and who doesn't? -- PDF Expert is an essential piece of software to have on your Mac. 

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05:55
Apple releases iBooks StoryTime for tvOS 3

Apple has released iBooks StoryTime for the fourth generation Apple TV. It’s a free tvOS app that offers curated children's books with Read-Aloud navigation and illustrations.

iBooks StoryTime, as you might guess from the title, ties into the iBooks app and iBookStore. When Read-Aloud narration is turned on, book pages flip automatically as readers progress through a title. With the feature turned off, parents and kids can flip through the book using Siri Remote.

To promote the app, Apple is offering users a free download of Dora’s Big Buddy Race Read-Along Storybook. Other titles (but they’re not free) include Green Eggs and Ham, The Little Red Hen, Goodnight Moon, Big Brother Daniel, and more.

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05:22
AppleInsider podcast talks MacBook Pro with Touch...

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Dan discuss MacBook Pros, what makes a Pro machine 'Pro', and the latest in iPhone news and rumors.

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05:17
Bailout plan for Japan Display may give Apple a...

It had been thought that Apple would only have two suppliers to choose from when it came to its rumored switch to OLED displays for at least some iPhones next year: Samsung and LG. A third contender emerged in June, when it was reported that Sharp’s OLED panel business would be up-and-running by next year, and it now seems possible that Japan Display will also be in the running.

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05:15
Rumor: AirPods may arrive come mid-November

Back in late October, Apple delayed the launch of its much-anticipated AirPods, the company stating that it needed “a little more time” before the units were ready for prime time.

Since then, the headphones have been listed as “currently unavailable” on Apple’s web site.

Previous rumors had the AirPods as arriving in January 2017, suggesting they will not be available in time for this year’s holiday shopping season.

Perhaps more optimistically, an employee at Apple reseller Conrad has reportedly told a customer it will receive AirPods stock on November 17, and make them available to purchase by November 18-19.

Here’s the quote as it stands:

Hello, I have just talked with an employee of the Conrad Online Store, since I am there on 14.10 the AirPods ordered and I wanted...

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05:12
FotoMagico 5.2.2 - Powerful slideshow creator with...

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

Features

  • Create the most spectacular slideshows
    • Scale, move, rotate, zoom or pan around your images to highlight that part that matters the most.
    • Your slides fit together perfectly with the new, gorgeous transitions.
    • Provide more meaning with subtle titles here and there.
  • Present a breathtaking show
    • Your slideshow uses the best possible resolution of your presentation device.
    • Use large displays, HDTV screens and other high resolution devices.
    • Even on a VGA projector, your photos will look better with FotoMagico.
  • Your audience will want to take it home
    • ...
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05:00
Apple improves shipping delivery estimates for some...

The first of the Touch Bar-equpped MacBook Pro units look as if they’re about to ship on Friday, November 11th.

A number of users have reported that Apple has started changing the status of several preorders from “processing” to “preparing for shipment”, which typically happens in the days before it ships and delivers orders to customers.

Reports from the first preorder customers estimated a ship date of November 11th, while others were quickly notified that their orders had been pushed back 2-3 weeks to 4-5 weeks after the units became available via the Apple online storefront.

That means that the first MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models could arrive in customers’ hands as soon as this...

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05:00
Photographer captures an erupting volcano and gets a...

It takes skill to be a good photographer but sometimes dumb luck plays a part.

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05:00
Spotify Is Writing Massive Amounts of Junk Data To...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: For almost five months -- possibly longer -- the Spotify music streaming app has been assaulting users' storage devices with enough data to potentially take years off their expected lifespans. Reports of tens or in some cases hundreds of gigabytes being written in an hour aren't uncommon, and occasionally the recorded amounts are measured in terabytes. The overload happens even when Spotify is idle and isn't storing any songs locally. The behavior poses an unnecessary burden on users' storage devices, particularly solid state drives, which come with a finite amount of write capacity. Continuously writing hundreds of gigabytes of needless data to a drive every day for months or years on end has the potential to cause an SSD to die years earlier than it otherwise would. And yet, Spotify apps for Windows, Mac, and Linux have engaged in this data assault since at least the middle of June, when multiple users reported the problem in...

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04:37
Spotify says fix on way for bug that can reduce SSD...

Spotify says that a fix is on the way for a bug that results in the Mac, Windows and Linux apps writing massive amounts of data to SSDs even when the app is simply sitting idle.

ArsTechnica highlighted the problem that appears to have existed for at least five months.

For almost five months—possibly longer—the Spotify music streaming app has been assaulting users’ storage devices with enough data to potentially take years off their expected lifespans. Reports of tens or in some cases hundreds of gigabytes being written in an hour aren’t uncommon, and occasionally the recorded amounts are measured in terabytes. The overload happens even when Spotify is idle and isn’t storing any songs locally … 

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04:30
Splash44 Case offers good all-around protection for...

If you need to protect your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus from water and other liquids, Dog & Bone’s Splash44 Case is a viable option. 

Specially designed membranes and the charging port plug help protect the smartphone from liquid damage. The Splash44 utilizes a two-part design, employing a bumper and tempered glass impact screen, which makes it not only water resistant, but also “drop proof” up to 6.6 feet.

Installing the Splash44 is simple. Just place your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus inside and secure the glass. The case is less than 10mm thick, so it allows you to enjoy the thin styling of the Apple smartphone while providing decent, all-round protection. It also allows complete access to the ports and controls on your iPhone. 

The Splash 44 is available in Clear/Orange, Clear/Black, Clear/Pink, and Clear/Purple flavors. The iPhone 7 model costs $54.95; the Phone 7 Plus version is $59.95.

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04:28
Kool Tools: AC26009 Wi-Fi Access Point

Amped Wireless’s ATHENA-AP High Power AC2600 Wi-Fi Access Point with MU-MIMO allows consumers and businesses to have an access point that can deliver immediate connectivity to multiple users at the same time without slowing downloads, streaming or browsing. It’s a simple, plug and play solution to upgrading or adding the latest, long range, Wi-Fi technology to an existing network.

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04:24
Here’s why pre-5G deployment will be highly targeted

Mobile Experts (www.mobile-experts.com) has released a new case study on 5G Ultra-Broadband that explores the future return on investment (ROI) for Fixed-Broadband 5G Networks. The study calculates the potential ROI for a mobile operator to invest in a 28GHz pre-5G network by comparing to LTE costs and potential costs for a sub-6GHz network using 5G technology.

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04:14
Apple Supplier Japan Display may get one last...

In September Patently Apple posted a report titled "One of Apple's Top Display Suppliers is on the Ropes." Today it's being reported that the Japanese Government ...

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04:11
Hype 3.5.5 - $49.99

Hype lets you create stunning animated and interactive web content. It's used by leading designers to create animations which add a "wow" factor to web pages, infographics, presentations, digital magazines, ads, iBooks, educational content, app prototypes, portfolios, animated GIFs, videos, entire websites, and much more. Hype won the 2011 Macworld Editors’ Choice Award. And its HTML5 output works on all modern browsers and mobile devices like iPhones and iPads. No coding required.

From prototype to production, anyone can create rich interactive media with Hype.

  • Quickly Animate:
    • Easy to use keyframe-based animation system
    • Record mode watches your every move, automatically creating keyframes as needed
    • Create natural motion curves with bezier paths
    • Make scenes for organization and flow
    • Use the power of multiple simultaneous timelines to run animations
  • Add Interactivity:
    • ...
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04:07
Maintain serves up Cocktail 10.1.1 (Sierra Edition)

Maintain has served up Cocktail 10.1.1 (Sierra Edition), a new edition of Cocktail for users running macOS Sierra.

It’s a general purpose utility for macOS that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. The new version adds the ability to disable Gatekeeper in macOS.

Cocktail costs $19 for a single user license and available for purchase from the Maintain website (http://www.maintain.se/cocktail). When unregistered, Cocktail runs in demo mode and will expire after the tenth launch.

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04:07
AAPL and other tech stocks down on post-election...

AAPL saw its share price fall more than three dollars yesterday, a drop of 2.79%, falling another 1.16% in after-market trading. Other tech firms suffered similar falls, including Microsoft down 2.44%, Google 2.9%, Amazon 3.82% and Twitter 3.79%. The Nasdaq as a whole fell 70 points, 1.62% down. That’s against a broader market rise after the election.

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04:00
How to merge iPhoto and Photo libraries on a Mac

Starting with OS X Yosemite 10.10.3, Photos replaced iPhotos on the Mac. If, like my wife, you kept using iPhotos before easing into Photos, you’ve probably got two different photo libraries on your Mac, which can be a pain and a storage hog. Thankfully, you can merge ‘em. To migrate another photo library manually: 

  • Quit Photos. 
  • Hold down the Option key and open Photos.
  • Select the library you want to open and then click Choose Library. If the library you want isn’t listed, click Other Library. Navigate to the library you want, and click Open.

And you should merge the libraries. Photos uses the same master files as iPhoto and the late, lamented Aperture, so you won’t need double the space to run both apps.

Don’t delete the iPhotos library until you’re sure that all your pics are in Photos. However, you can go ahead and free up hard disk space by moving the iPhoto library to an external drive and deleting it from your Mac. That way...

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03:06
OmniGraffle Pro 7.2 - Create diagrams, flow charts,...

OmniGraffle Pro helps you draw beautiful diagrams, family trees, flow charts, org charts, layouts, and (mathematically speaking) any other directed or non-directed graphs. We've had people use Graffle to plan plotlines for a story, make an overview of an operating system, show the evolution of computers, and even show how diseases can spread in a closed population. If you want to organize your thoughts, your projects, or even your friends graphically, using boxes and lines, OmniGraffle is your tool.

OmiGraffle Professional has all of the great features in the standard version, plus a powerful toolset for advanced document creation and editing options. For the pro user who's looking for an in-depth diagramming application that's still priced below the competition, you've come to the right place.



Version 7.2:

  • Color Profiles - sRGB is now the default color profile in OmniGraffle for Mac; this matches OmniGraffle for iOS, Apple’s...
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03:04
OmniGraffle 7.2 - Create diagrams, flow charts, and...

OmniGraffle helps you draw beautiful diagrams, family trees, flow charts, org charts, layouts, and (mathematically speaking) any other directed or non-directed graphs. We've had people use Graffle to plan plotlines for a story, make an overview of an operating system, show the evolution of computers, and even show how diseases can spread in a closed population. If you want to organize your thoughts, your projects, or even your friends graphically using boxes and lines, OmniGraffle is your tool.



Version 7.2:

  • Color Profiles - sRGB is now the default color profile in OmniGraffle for Mac; this matches OmniGraffle for iOS, Apple’s system default, and the industry standard. The generic RGB profile has been deprecated and colors that are defined in the generic RGB colorspace will be converted to sRGB automatically when the document is opened by modifying the RGB color values so the displayed color remains consistent.
  • Touch Bar -...
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02:53
Chromium 54.0.2840.98 - Fast and stable open-source...

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



Version 54.0.2840.98:

  • Heap corruption in FFmpeg
  • Out-of-bounds memory access in V8
  • Info leak in extensions
  • This update has no Flash plug-in



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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02:35
Quicken 4.3.0 - Complete personal finance solution.

Quicken makes managing your money easier than ever. Whether paying bills, upgrading from Windows, enjoying more reliable downloads, or getting expert product help, Quicken's new and improved features will help you save time and get better control of your money.

Features

  • Pay your bills from right within Quicken:
    • See and track them all in one place so that you never miss a bill
    • See what bills have been paid, are coming up, or past due
    • Easily pay your bills on time from right within Quicken
  • Single-click upgrade from Quicken Windows to Quicken Mac:
    • Convert from Quicken Windows to Quicken Mac in one click (excludes version from Mac App Store)
    • Do it all right from your Mac (no Windows required)
    • Easily import data from Quicken Mac 2015, Quicken Mac 2007, and Quicken Essentials with just one click
  • Export Category Summary and Tax Summary reports to a CSV file...
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Thursday November 10

23:59
2 Awesome Mac bundles: $20 each, 60 apps, choose...

There are still two weeks to go until Black Friday, but 9to5Toys Specials is already offering some amazing deals. Today, we’re highlighting the Black Friday Mac Bundle 2.0, featuring nine apps worth nearly $380 altogether. For a limited time pick up these nine utility Mac apps for just $20:

  1. PDF Expert 2.0 for Mac (Orig. $59.99) — Edit text, add links, sign and annotate documents with this App Store award winner.
  2. Call Recorder for FaceTime (Orig. $29.95) — Record interviews and podcasts in crystal-clear HD.
  3. MainMenu Pro 3 (Orig. $19.99) — Keep your Mac running smoothly with scheduled maintenance scripts, and access extra settings....
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22:04
Apple supplier Japan Display discusses $703M bailout...

Japan Display, a major Apple LCD display supplier, is reportedly in advanced talks to receive a 75 billion yen ($703 million) bailout from the government-backed fund Innovation Network Corp. of Japan, one of its biggest investors.

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20:59
DEVONthink Pro 2.9.7 - Knowledge base, information...

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

DEVONthink is the solution to the digital age conundrum. It is your second brain, the one and only database for all your digital files, be they PDFs, emails, Word docs or even multimedia files. Boasting a refined artificial intelligence, DEVONthink is exceedingly flexible and adapts to your personal needs. And if the files are not digital yet, digitize them with DEVONthink Pro Office. Use it as your document...

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20:59
Safari Technology Preview 10.1 - The newest browser...

Safari Technology Preview contains the most recent additions and improvements to WebKit and the latest advances in Safari web technologies. And once installed, you will receive notifications of updates from the Mac App Store.

Features

  • Shared Links Extensibility. Use the new Shared Links API extension to add link suggestions to the shared links feed on Safari for OS X and iOS.
  • Content Blocking API for Safari extensions. Easily block content from a large collection of webpage resources with minimal overhead and incredibly high performance.
  • Force Touch Trackpad Mouse Events. Create interactivity like never before using new events and force information from the Force Touch Trackpad.
  • CSS Scroll Snapping. Use CSS scroll snapping to keep the focal point of your content in view when scrolling momentum stops.
  • FairPlay Streaming....
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20:59
Garmin Express 4.3.0.0 - Manage your Garmin devices.

Garmin Express is your essential tool for managing your Garmin devices. Update maps, golf courses and device software. You can even register your device.

  • Update maps
  • Update software
  • Register your device
  • Back up, restore, and transfer favorites
  • Install free voices and vehicles
  • Download product manuals



Version 4.3.0.0:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.10 or later

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.10 or later
  • High-speed Internet access (Not for use with dial-up, mobile, or satellite connections)



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20:59
Cocktail 10.1.1 - General maintenance and...

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for macOS that lets you clean, repair and optimize your Mac. It is a powerful digital toolset that helps hundreds of thousands of Mac users around the world get the most out of their computers every day.

The application serves up a perfect mix of maintenance tools and tweaks, all accessible through a clean and easy to use interface. Cocktail's features are arranged into five categories that helps you manage various aspects of your computer. It also comes with an automatic Pilot-mode that allows you to simply press a button and relax, knowing that Cocktail will take care of the rest.



Version 10.1.1:

  • Added ability to disable Gatekeeper - Gatekeeper is a feature in macOS designed to help protect your Mac from malware and misbehaving apps downloaded from the Internet. Though most Mac users will want to keep Gatekeeper enabled for security purposes, some advanced users find that Gatekeeper is...
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20:59
Google Chrome 54.0.2840.98 - Modern and fast Web...

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



Version 54.0.2840.98:

  • Heap corruption in FFmpeg
  • Out of bounds memory access in V8
  • Info leak in extensions



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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20:59
PDFKey Pro 4.3.7 - Edit and print password-protected...

PDFKey Pro can unlock PDF documents protected for printing and copying when you've forgotten your password. It can now also protect your PDF files with a password to prevent unauthorized access and/or restrict usage permissions. PDFKey Pro can also integrate in complex workflows using command-line tools (included).

Features

  • Completely unlocks files restoring editing and printing capabilities
  • Supports PDF with viewing password set as well (providing the correct password)
  • Protects your PDF files with a password to prevent unauthorized access
  • Restricts usage, such as printing and copying, permissions with a password.
  • Batch processing
  • Automatic update system via UpdateFX
  • Command Line Tool to use in scripts
  • Localized in English, Italian, Russian, German, French, Polish and Dutch
  • Free support



Version 4.3.7:

  • Update bundled Java to JRE8u112...
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20:59
Direct Mail 4.3.8 - Create and send great looking...

Direct Mail is an easy-to-use, fully-featured email marketing app purpose-built for OS X. It lets you create and send great looking email campaigns.

Start your newsletter by selecting from a gallery of professionally-designed templates, then customize to your heart's content. Design Tests let you see how your email looks in a wide variety of email clients, including live mobile previews sent to your iPhone or iPad. You'll love not having to hassle with a slow, clunky, web-based editor. When you're ready to send, rely on Direct Mail's built-in email service to deliver your message in a flash. Campaign reports show you a clear summary of opens, clicks, and more. Grow your mailing list by creating customizable subscribe forms and publish them to your website or Facebook.

Direct Mail is free for up to 50 emails per month. If you would like to send more, there are a number of pricing options...

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20:59
Skitch 2.8 - Take screenshots, annotate them, and...

With Skitch, taking, annotating, and sharing screenshots or images is as fun as it is simple.Communicate and collaborate with images using Skitch and its intuitive, engaging drawing and annotating features.

  • Create a note. Use Skitch's image capturing features to take screenshots, then edit and share these and other images with your collaborators.
  • Make your point. Markup and annotate key components of your images to communicate with others.
  • Share it all. Share your thoughts with your collaborators with streamlined feedback options; share summaries of your notes; share your notes on Evernote or social media with ease.



Version 2.8:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.10 or later

  • Maintenance Release focusing on Improved Stability
  • Fixed root causes of several crashes
  • Fixed a problems syncing to Evernote
  • Fixed...
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20:47
HTC Vive can do wireless VR with this $220 add-on

HTC is opening up pre-orders for a $220 add-on that cuts the Vive's wires and transforms it into a wireless VR headset. The peripheral that clips onto the device was made by a company called TPCAST and was designed under the Vive X program. If you'll...

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19:53
Citibank's digital wallet works in apps, online...

Citibank is partnering with MasterCard and its digital payment service, Masterpass, to add online and in-app transactions to its customers' accounts. Citi Pay users will be able to use their existing Citibank login details across online and app payme...

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18:55
Leonard Cohen dead at 82

2016 can’t end fast enough.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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18:32
Russia is blocking LinkedIn

While LinkedIn is still waiting for the ink to dry on Microsoft's $26.2 billion deal, the Russian government is gearing up to ban the professional networking site altogether. As the New York Times reports, a local court in Moscow has ruled that Linke...

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17:46
Trump's newly-emboldened troll army poses...

Yesterday, the US woke up to discover it had elected Donald Trump as leader of the free world. As we've pointed out, the decision threatens net neutrality and probably the planet, though we perversely got a Wu-Tang album from it. In addition to 48% o...

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17:14
Breastfeeding, T-Rex highlight proposed shortlist of...

The Unicode Consortium on Thursday announced an updated shortlist of 51 new emoji characters that could see release next year as part of Unicode 10, with additions ranging from familiar yellow faces to animals and various food items.

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16:58
Apple quietly releases new iBooks StoryTime app for...

At some point today, Apple quietly introduced a new app on the tvOS App Store that brings iBooks to the platform, but in a form appropriate for children. Dubbed iBooks StoryTime, the app is designed to aid children in improving their reading skills through feature like interactive audio, a feature called Read-Aloud, and more.

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16:57
Garmin fitness trackers now have Strava's...

A slew of Garmin fitness trackers today have access to Beacon, Strava's safety feature that allows users to send their location to friends in real-time while they're out on a run, hike or bike. Strava is a social networking app built for athletes, an...

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16:26
Apple's new Touch Bar MacBook Pros and the...

Whether you just skim headlines or deeply scour the Internet for every last word on the subject, Apple's latest MacBook Pro introduction appeared to be greeted with mountains of complaints from fans and haters alike, all united in their quivering fear of an existential threat to the Macintosh as a viable platform. Time to breathe!

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16:26
Closeout bargains: Save up to $400 instantly on...

Shoppers this week can save up to $400 on closeout MacBooks, iPads, iMacs, accessories and even AppleCare at Adorama -- with no tax outside NY and NJ. Popular picks include Apple's 2015 12" MacBook (1.3GHz/8GB/256GB) in Gold for $1,199 and iPad Smart Covers for $14.99 (75% off).

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16:19
Uber driver accused of raping an unconscious 17-year...

An Uber driver in Southern California was charged Thursday with four felony counts of sexual assault for allegedly raping an unconscious 17-year-old girl as he drove her home to Laguna Beach early Saturday morning. The suspect, 23-year-old Samer Alaa...

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16:05
Pro Video Editor Says MacBook Pro Beats Out Superior...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from 9to5Mac: Reviews for Apple's new MacBook Pro have yet to officially go live, despite a couple false starts earlier this week. Those should arrive any day now ahead of a retail release for the machine, but one pro video editor today published his early hands-on review after using the new 15-inch model in a real-world setting. The review also aims to address some of the early criticisms of the new MacBook Pro from pros, showing how the machine held up in a real-world, professional environment. The author Thomas Grove Carter works at Trim Editing, a studio in London where he edits "high end commercials, music videos and films" using Final Cut Pro. The review specifically focuses on the experience using the machine in a professional video editor's daily workflow. Carter's conclusion is that the new 15-inch model he was using (he doesn't detail specs), is more than capable of handling daily editing in FCP X with 5K ProRes footage. He also notes...

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15:53
Apple's 'iBooks StoryTime' tvOS app...

Apple on Thursday released iBooks StoryTime, a new first-party tvOS app that brings handpicked children's books to the big screen with Read-Aloud narration, fun graphics and animations, and Siri Remote compatibility.

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15:40
The OnePlus 3 gets its first taste of Android Nougat...

Watching Android Nougat make its way to phones Google didn't have a hand in making has been, well, a little excruciating. Some major players are getting the update out first, but now it looks like the upstarts at OnePlus are next in line. Brian Yoon,...

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15:19
AWT News Update: November 10, 2016

There's always good news in the world of Apple, and today we have three stories that should make you more productive...or at least make it easy for you to send money to a friend with PayPal:

  • OWC announces that they're carrying the NewerTech NuPower 60W USB-C Power Adapter, a great replacement for the standard Apple MacBook or MacBook Pro charger
  • A professional video editor has given the new 15-inch MacBook Pro his seal of approval, saying it's fast enough to easily handle 5K ProRes footage in Final Cut Pro X
  • PayPal keeps improving its iOS app; you can now send or receive money with just a Siri command

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15:17
Here are the 56 new emoji that were just approved...

While Apple is bringing a handful of new emoji to its users with the upcoming release of iOS 10.2, the Unicode Consortium today approved 56 new emoji as part of the Unicode 10 release. The new emoji are based on requests from third-parties to the consortium over the past year and include emoji representing breastfeeding and a hijab emoji, as well as many others (via Emojipedia).

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14:55
Oculus is bringing VR to lower-end PCs today

The term "asynchronous spacewarp" might sound like a meaningless jumble of techno-jargon, but it's a big deal if you're into virtual reality. It's the new technology from Oculus, which is officially launching today, that'll let you run the Rift VR he...

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14:31
Notable apps and app updates for Nov. 10, 2016

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

ROME: Total War is now available for the iPad. A game of epic real-time warfare, it offers players a mix of strategy and tactics to fight battles, while using diplomacy, subterfuge and assassination to pave the road to ultimate victory. 

Encompassing three centuries of conflict from the Punic Wars to the death of Augustus, the game captures the challenge of conquering and ruling the legendary Roman Empire. ROME: Total War is one of the first AAA desktop strategy games to come to iPad and has been heavily optimized for the device, with reworked visuals and a host of features designed specifically for mobile gaming, according to David Stephen, managing director at Feral Interactive. 

ROME: Total War for iPad...

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14:30
The Wirecutter's best deals: Save $50 on a...

This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affiliate commissions that support their work. Read their c...

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14:24
Why is Samsung Racing to launch their first Foldable...

On Monday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Samsung Patents reveal a new Foldable Smartphone Mechanism and a new Scrollable TV." In that report I highlighted a new foldable smartphone form factor that Samsung's engineers have been focused on for some time now. On Wednesday Samsung filed an updated version of this invention in Korea proving CAD drawings ...

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14:19
Pro video editor offers early MacBook Pro review,...

Reviews for Apple’s new MacBook Pro have yet to officially go live, despite a couple false starts earlier this week. Those should arrive any day now ahead of a retail release for the machine, but one pro video editor today published his early hands-on review after using the new 15-inch model in a real-world setting. The review also aims to address some of the early criticisms of the new MacBook Pro from pros, showing how the machine held up in a real-world, professional environment. 

The author Thomas Grove Carter works at Trim Editing, a studio in London where he edits “high end commercials, music videos and films” using Final Cut Pro.

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14:04
Spotify's new animated series takes you inside...

Spotify has big plans for original content as part of its video push, including a Metallica documentary and an animated series that explains genres. The streaming service debuted its latest project today. "Drawn & Recorded" is another animated se...

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13:40
The Week in Mac Apps: Meet Bear, the note-taking app...

New Mac apps of the week

This week’s roundup of new Mac apps includes Bear, a Markdown-based app for taking notes. Plus, apps to help you stay on top of your finances, enhance your writing, protect your privacy, and more. Read on!

Accountee - Cheque Manager 1.0

InspiringLife’s $30 Accountee (Mac App Store Link) is a no-frills financial tool that makes quick work of keeping tack of your spending habits and revenue flow.

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13:39
PayPal’s iOS app integrates Siri function

With so many P2P transactions happening during such a busy season, we’re excited to give our users an early holiday present: starting November 10, Siri will be integrated with PayPal. For iPhone and iPad users running iOS 10, making a payment has never been easier – PayPal users can now send and request money via a voice command with Siri. Simply say, “Hey Siri, send Bill $50 using PayPal.” Voila! One less thing to check off the to-do list this holiday season.

I haven’t tried this yet, but I

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13:35
Google lawyer says Android helps competition

Google’s Android mobile operating system boosts competition rather than hurts it, the company’s general counsel said on Thursday, in a rebuttal of EU antitrust charges that it uses the platform to crush rivals.

This could cost Google millions.

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13:35
Google's defense against anti-trust claims:...

Google has a response for the European Commission's anti-trust allegations. In a lengthy blog post, the tech juggernaut addressed the EC's concerns point by point. That starts with the EC's stance that Android isn't in competition with Apple's iOS mo...

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13:22
Daydream Believers May Boost VR, Suggest Early...


Reviews for Google's Daydream View VR headset began to appear on Thursday, and the consensus among those who were able to test the new US$79 device appears to be two thumbs up. Although it has limitations, Daydream could be a gateway to affordable virtual reality technology, they suggested. The headset, which is powered by the VR platform introduced in Android 7.1 Nougat, needs to be paired with Google's new line of Pixel and Pixel XL phones. Daydream is made of lightweight fabric and paired with a simple yet intuitive controller.

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13:20
MacBook Pro with Touch Bar orders updating, Apple...

A batch of orders for early MacBook Pro with Touch Bar have updated, with some very early purchasers being told that the order was "preparing for shipment" and could be delivered as soon as Friday afternoon.

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13:00
Antelope Club is a Slendertone for full-body workouts

German startup Antelope Club is looking to make fitness training more effective with its new electrical muscle stimulation suit. It's essentially a giant Slendertone that will work on more than just your abs, ideally getting you fitter and happier mu...

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12:34
Soccer may use video replays to help with concussions

Soccer may not be full-contact like football, but the risks of getting a concussion from a collision on the pitch are still a huge concern. At its annual meeting in March, the International Football Association Board (IFAB) will decide whether a doct...

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12:32
@AppleSupport picks up Twitter award for customer...

Twitter on Thursday handed Apple's official support account a Gold #Customer prize, coming as part of the first annual Twitter Awards, meant to recognize the social network's advertising partners.

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12:24
Some MacBook Pro pre-orders now ‘preparing for...

Apple is now preparing to ship the first MacBook Pro orders as early as this Friday, November 11, as some preorder customers report updated shipping and delivery estimates today.

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12:23
First Touch Bar MacBook Pro Orders Now Preparing for...

The first 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro models equipped with a Touch Bar will soon be making it into the hands of customers, as initial MacBook Pro orders have shifted into the "Preparing for Shipment" stage.

Customers who ordered a MacBook Pro right when it became available for purchase on October 27 received shipping estimates ranging from November 17 to November 25, and with orders ready to go, it appears customers will begin receiving their machines next week.

According to reports from MacRumors readers, it looks like 15-inch MacBook Pro models and custom ordered machines will be shipping out in the near future. We aren't yet seeing reports of order changes for 13-inch machines, but those should also be going out soon.

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11:59
T-Rex, Hedgehog, Sandwich, Vampire and Zombie Among...

The Unicode Consortium today published the list of proposed emoji that could potentially be included in Unicode 10, set to be released in 2017, giving us a first glimpse at the emojis we might see included in future iOS updates.

Today's proposal includes 51 emoji candidates [PDF], including flying saucer, shocked face with exploding head, face with open mouth vomiting, grinning face with star eyes, coconut, broccoli, pie, pretzel, sandwich, t-rex, giraffe face, sauropod (basically a brontosaurus), hedgehog, mage, vampire, fairy, elf, genie, zombie, and tons more.

Image via Emojipedia

Emoji candidates are often chosen for multiple reasons, ranging from expected high frequency of use to requests from online...

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11:57
Pyle unveils the iPhone compatible Portable Instant...

Pyle USA has introduced its latest in mobile technology with the Pyle Portable Instant Photo Printer, a wireless digital picture printer for iPhone and Android devices that weighs just one pound and measures 6 x 3 inches.

It features both Wi-Fi and Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. Using Pyle’s free proprietary PicKit app, users can print photos wirelessly.

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11:50
This election proved you're only as good as...

As you've probably heard, while Hillary Clinton won the majority of the popular vote, Donald Trump was awarded more than 270 votes in the Electoral College. Many, particularly on social media, were incredulous, partly at the candidates but also at th...

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11:33
Instagram brings Boomerangs, links, and mentions to...

Instagram’s addition of Snapchat-style Stories has proven to be a welcome new feature—according to Instagram’s data, more than 100 million people create Stories every day. So it’s no surprise that Instagram is building up Stories even more: On Thursday, the app rolled out an update that adds Boomerang compatibility, mentions, and links to Instagram Stories. 

Boomerang is a standalone tool built by Instagram that lets you create a quick video that loops forward and backward—perfect for sharing in your main feed, but it’ll make for a fun story component as well. Select that option from your stories camera to capture a Boomerang clip. (You have to have the Boomerang app installed to use this feature.)

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11:28
PayPal lets you send and request money using Siri in...

“Neither a borrower nor a lender be,” some guy told his son once in a play. It’s good advice—if someone floats you a few dollars, you should pay them back right away, before you forget. Now PayPal users can settle up without even launching the app, sending payments to friends via Siri in iOS 10.

Version 6.7 of PayPal’s iOS app lets users both send and request money with Siri commands. The app joins Square Cash and Monzo in adding Siri support for sending and receiving payments.

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11:24
Scientists developed a USB stick that can perform an...

When is comes to HIV tests, a drop of blood and a USB stick may be all patients need in the near future. Scientists at the Imperial College London developed a device with the help of medical testing company DNA Electronics that detects HIV levels in...

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11:20
How to Turn Off Sierra’s Optimized Storage

Sierra’s Optimized Storage can free up significant amounts of space on a drive that’s bursting at the seams, but if you aren’t comfortable with the possibility of your data living only in the cloud, you can turn off each of Optimized Storage’s options. Since Optimized Storage can turn itself on after a macOS update, it’s well worth knowing how to flip those switches back off.

 

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11:18
Review: Aukey USB-C Card Reader – an inexpensive,...

The MacBook Pro lacks many traditional external connection options, such as an SD Card reader or an HDMI port. In the place of all of those legacy ports resides two or more USB-C ports. USB-C is an uber-versatile form factor that will ultimately offer tons of flexibility in the future when it comes to external connections, but at this early stage in the game, the pickings are somewhat slim.

One of the major outcries that we’ve heard with regard to the new MacBook Pro centers around the lack of a built-in SD Card reader. It’s a valid complaint, as SD Cards are central to the workflows of many creatives who use Macs.

Aukey, who has produced several USB-C-oriented adapters already, offers a helping hand with its new USB 3.0 compatible...

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11:13
Best Buy 2016 Black Friday deals include $50 off...

Electronics retailer Best Buy has also made public its 2016 "Black Friday" deal assortment, with the vendor offering lower prices on the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, a MacBook Air, and two models of iMac including one 5K configuration.

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11:08
Parallels Mac Management 5.0 for Microsoft SCCM adds...

Parallels has unveiled Parallels Mac Management 5.0 for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), which extends Microsoft SCCM functionality, offering solution to manage and control both PC and Mac computers.

It now supports the Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP) enabling businesses to set up and provision new Macs for their employees. Apple DEP allows IT managers to configure devices without touching them, while the setup experience is streamlined and simplified for end users, says Jack Zubarev, Parallels president. 

Parallels Mac Management 5.0 also features support for macOS Sierra and Microsoft SCCM 1610, and Windows Server 2016 with new Mac admin tools for IT managers,. The latter improves deployment processes and device management. Other new tools to help IT admins include new script commands, a Mac Client push installation and inventory collection.

Parallels Mac Management 5.0 is...

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11:05
Parallels Mac Management 5.0 for Microsoft SCCM adds...

Parallels has unveiled Parallels Mac Management 5.0 for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) (www.parallels.com/mac-management), which extends Microsoft SCCM (www.microsoft.com/sccm) functionality, offering solution to manage and control both PC and Mac computers.

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11:03
Apple Wins 'Gold' Customer Service Award...

Twitter today announced the results of its first ever #Awards initiative, naming Apple as the top customer service provider on the social networking platform.

Apple was awarded with the "Gold" #Customer award for the @AppleSupport Twitter account, which Apple uses to quickly respond to customer service requests. According to Twitter, the @AppleSupport account ranks #1 among support accounts for average engagements and average engagements for followers, racking up 150,000 likes and retweets since its launch.

The average online customer service response time is a long, grueling 17 hours. Hours! @AppleSupport decided to do something about that sad stat and use Twitter to respond to customer inquiries and comments. Because of the live nature of Twitter they are also able to pick up conversations...

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11:00
How to control your home with HomeKit and iOS 10...

One of the big changes in iOS 10 was the addition of two tabs to Control Center -- one for controlling music playback and one for controlling your HomeKit accessories. While the HomeKit app is best for setting up HomeKit devices like light switches, thermostats, door locks and so on, once they're set up you can make controlling those devices just a few swipes and taps away by using Control Center.

Once your HomeKit devices, houses, rooms and scenes have been set up in the Home app, just swipe up from the bottom of your device screen to open Control Center, then swipe left twice. As you can see from the screenshot at right, that means that lights can be turned on and off with a tap, sensors will display temperature and humidity, and so on. This can also be useful if you're away from home and want to either change settings or make sure that lights are on and doors are locked.

If you have Scenes set up -- they're groupings of devices and what state they should be in (on...

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10:09
Biggest “Supermoon” since 1948 to occur in November...

Unlike some previous “supermoons”, this one will actually be noticeably larger so, if you can, get out and enjoy it.

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10:00
Pinterest adds tips to pins so your DIY projects won...

Pinterest is full of inspiration, from recipes to furniture hacks to costume ideas. But while some things look good in photos, they don’t always turn out successfully in real life. There are a slew of blogs devoted to documenting disastrous Pinterest projects (most of which are incredibly hilarious). But you might see fewer fails thanks to Pinterest’s new pin tips feature.

Pinterest is rolling out an update to its iOS app on Thursday that lets you see which of your fellow pinners have tried a project. More importantly, it lets anyone add feedback, photos, and tips on how to pull off a Pinterest experiment so it doesn’t go horrible awry.

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09:48
Beholder game available at Steam for the Mac

Alawar and Warm Lamp Games have announced that their dystopia simulator Beholder is now available on Steam (http://store.steampowered.com/app/475550) for Mac, Windows, and Linux systems. The game puts you in the shoes of Carl, a state-installed Landlord tasked by a totalitarian State to spy on his tenants.

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09:47
Apple TV universal search expands to CW Seed shows...

Apple has silently updated its universal search for the fourth-generation Apple TV, flagging CW Seed, MUBI, and Hopster as viewing options when a person has the appropriate apps installed.

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09:45
Apple Updates 'Glass Fused Device Housing...

This week the European Patent Office published an Apple patent filing made in Taiwan in August 2016. Technically it could be considered a continuation patent of Apple's original invention titled 'Fused Glass Device Housing. The new patent claims hint of a new illumination feature.

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09:42
Rumor: Apple’s AirPods to be available next week

First, Apple’s AirPods were supposed to ship in “late October.” Then they were moved to later in the year. Then a report from the Economic Daily News (via Digitimes) says that they won’t begin shipping until January 2017. 

Then — pay attention — a report from AppleInsider said that they will indeed ship before year’s end and calls the supply chain report “bogus.” Now an employee at Apple reseller Conrad has reportedly told a customer it will receive AirPods stock on Nov. 17, and make them available to purchase by Nov. 18-19. That’s from a loosely translated quote from German blog apfelpage.de as noted by...

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Early Black Friday MacBook...

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Best Buy’s Black Friday Early Access Sale: 13″ MacBook 256GB $1,000, Bose SoundSport Earbuds...

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09:20
Immersive Reader and Frame Guide come to Office Lens...

Today, we are pleased to announce two new features for Office Lens—the Immersive Reader and the Frame Guide for iOS. Combined, these new updates expand our toolbox, which we first brought to OneNote and are now bringing to OneNote Online, Word for the desktop and Word Online.

Previously, you could capture an image using Office Lens and then insert the image into OneNote to take advantage of Immersive Reader. With today’s updates, the Immersive Reader is now built directly into Office Lens. We are also proud to reveal an all-new tool within Office Lens called Frame Guide, which empowers the visually impaired with cues that help them capture images in Office Lens.

Immersive Reader in Office Lens features

The Immersive Reader helps users to easily scan and read content, helping them move from the physical to digital world. Learn more about...

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09:00
Stay warm, look cool in your Apple World Today logo...

Remember our sweatshirts and other logo gear from last fall? Some of the products reached their production goal, others didn't. But the most popular item is back again for the next week -- the AWT Logo Sweatshirt (US$24.99 + shipping).

Teespring makes these for us, and they use top-quality shirts. This is a Gildan 8 ounce heavy blend hoodie (complete with hand warmer pocket!) in a variety of colors and sizes from Small to 5XL. I wear mine whenever the temperature drops and I want warmth and style!

The window for ordering is only open for another week, so if you want one of these, act fast! And don't forget, we have plenty of other styles to choose from; we just need to meet a minimum order and then the shirts ship. For the Logo Sweatshirt, that minimum order has been reached so you'll see it soon!

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