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Monday July 31

06:00
Everything you need to know about wireless mesh...

There are genuine benefits behind the hype.

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06:00
Wireless mesh networks: Everything you need to know

There are genuine benefits behind the hype for this Wi-Fi technology.

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05:53
LinkOptimizer for InDesign Now Can Batch Process...

Zevrix Solutions has announced LinkOptimizer 5.1.3, a feature update to company's image processing automation solution for Adobe InDesign.

LinkOptimizer helps users reduce InDesign link size automatically by scaling and cropping images to their InDesign dimensions while reducing their resolution to the desired target. Version 5.1.3 lets users batch process InDesign files from the entire subfolder tree of the selected folder, and introduces improvements in user experience and performance.

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05:48
Apple forced to remove all major VPN apps in China

China's crackdown on the Internet is continuing with news that Apple was forced to remove all major VPN (Virtual Private Networks) apps from its local App store, which helps users overcome the country's "Great Firewall."

Service providers slammed the move, calling it a "dangerous precedent.” They seem to be correct in their worries. Russian President Vladimir Putin passed a law on Sunday banning VPNs that allow Russians to bypass restrictions on flagged sites.

VPNs are the most common way to bypass China’s Great Firewall, which blocks multiple global websites, such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, or news sites like The New York Times. NordVPN, a VPN service provider, is still working in China. 

“We never had an Apple app in China as we were...

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05:39
Russia's President Putin follows China on...

Earlier this morning Patently Apple posted a report titled "A Chinese Government Official has clarified the VPN Crackdown that Apple is complying with." We're now discovering that Russia is cracking down on VPN's as well. According to CNN and other sources President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill that prohibits services, including virtual private networks (VPNs)...

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05:15
Updated HomePod firmware hints at facial recognition...

It turns out that the newest HomePod firmware update dropped some hints as to what to expect with the next-gen iPhone.

The firmware, which will run a version of iOS, corresponds to iOS 11.0.2.

Developer Steven Troughton-Smith dug into the firmware and its BiometricKit framework that is currently home to Touch ID authentication, supporting claims that the iPhone 8 will rely at least in part on facial recognition.

Within BiometricKit are new “FaceDetect” methods addressing such circumstances as faces being too close or too far from the camera, the presence of multiple faces, and more.

Other references point to infrared capture in BiometricKit, pointing toward the rumored infrared sensors on the front of the iPhone being involved in capturing images for authentication, rather than using visible light through a traditional camera.

Other references for this function as cited as “Pearl,” while the code name for the next-gen iPhone is “D22”. The...

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05:12
Former Google SVP says Android phones ‘years’ behind...

Former Google senior vice president of Social, Vic Gundotra, has said that Android phones are literally years behind the iPhone when it comes to photography – and it’s Android’s fault.

Gundotra started by praising the quality of the iPhone 7 Plus camera in a Facebook post.

The end of the DSLR for most people has already arrived. I left my professional camera at home and took these shots at dinner with my iPhone 7 using computational photography (portrait mode as Apple calls it). Hard not to call these results (in a restaurant, taken on a mobile phone with no flash) stunning. Great job Apple.

But he went further …

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05:12
Discovery Communications merges with Scripps in $14....




The combination of Scripps and Discovery will generate over seven billion monthly streams of programming, making it the largest TV show network in the world

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05:09
In 2015 China overtook the U.S. in the number of...

According to a new report published today, Korea is not fully prepared for the looming Fourth Industrial Revolution involving artificial intelligence (AI) as its patent application for core technologies of the industrial trend is well behind major countries. Japanese research firm Astamuse and Nikkei Asian Review released data on the number of patents filed by 10 ten top countries regarding AI from 2010 through to 2014. While the United States was the runaway leader with ...

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05:01
GraphicConverter 10.4.3

Adds support for the HEIF file format coming in iOS 11 and macOS 10.13 High Sierra. ($39.95 new, free update, 135 MB)

 

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05:00
Developer comments on newly-released HomePod...

Late Friday, Apple released firmware for its upcoming HomePod smart speaker system to the developer community.

Not long after, developer Steve Troughton-Smith revealed the following details about the new firmware:

HomePod firmware code (labeled AudioAccessory1,1) shows that the smart speaker runs the full iOS stack like an iPhone without a screen and relies on a shell app called SoundBoard (presumably like SpringBoard on iOS).

Like Apple’s other products, HomePod will support accessibility features including VoiceOver according to the firmware code.

The top surface area of the HomePod will feature a design akin to Siri’s interface and feature plus or minus symbols, as press noted when the HomePod was demoed at WWDC in June. This touch surface area will be used to optionally activate Siri with a long press or interact with music and volume control and timers.

Troughton-Smith also offer the opinion that the illuminated part of the HomePod top...

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05:00
Apple wants your iPhone and Apple Watch to serve as...

Not only does Apple want your iPhone or Apple Watch to serve as your wallet and a repository for all your health data, it also wants the devices to double as your password and home to other identification documents.

In the patent filing, Apple notes that various governments are now issuing various forms of identification that are capable of storing identification information that can be used to authenticate a user. For example, modern passports (called e-passports) may include an electronic chip that stores a passport holder's name, date of birth, and other forms of information. 

When a person is passing through customs, the person may present the passport to a customs officer, who places the passport on a reader to extract information stored in the passport. Upon verifying the information printed on...

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04:49
Apple Pulls VPN Apps From China App Store As Russia...

Russia has banned VPNs and other software that enables users to gain anonymous access to websites. The new law was signed by President Vladimir Putin on Monday and will come into effect on November 1st (via TechCrunch).

Leonid Levin, chairman of the Duma's committee on information policy and technology, was quoted by state-run media as saying that the new law is not targeted at "...

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04:48
Apple Discontinues the iPod nano and iPod shuffle

Apple has made it official: non-iOS iPods are now a thing of the past.

 

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04:45
What Fitbit needs to do to make a great smartwatch...

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It's no secret that Fitbit is making a smartwatch. The company signaled its serious plans with the purchase of Pebble at 2016's end and the purchase of the lesser-known Vector shortly after. Fitbit was supposed to release a smartwatch this spring, but product issues delayed those plans. Rumors suggest we won't have to wait much longer, though, as the company may release an entirely new product this fall: a smartwatch that many want to rival the Apple Watch as well as Android Wear devices.

Fitbit has plenty of reasons why it would want to confront Apple in the wearable space: Apple overtook the company as the top wearable shipper, owning ...

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04:45
Microsoft shutters one-handed Word Flow keyboard for...

Microsoft has shuttered its Word Flow keyboard for iOS, made popular by its one-handed mode in which the keyboard was laid out in an arc …

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04:30
How to use tags to organize files in macOS Sierra

You can tag files and folders in macOS Sierra to make them easier to find. Tags work with all your files and folders, whether you store them on your Mac or keep them in iCloud.

You can add multiple tags to any file. To tag an open file, hold the pointer to the right of the document title, click the arrow, click in the Tags field, then enter a new tag, or choose one from the list.

To tag a new file when you save it, click File > Save. In the Save dialog, click in the Tags field, then enter a new tag, or choose one from the list. 

To tag a file on the desktop or in the Finder, select the item, then open the File menu. You can also control-click the item, or tap it with two fingers. Choose a colorbelow Tags, or click Tags to choose from more tags or enter a new tag.
In a Finder window, you can also select the item, click the Tags button , then enter a new tag, or choose one from the list.

To remove tags from an item, control-click the item or tap it...

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04:28
LibreOffice 5.4 released with new features for...

The Document Foundation has released LibreOffice 5.4 (www.libreoffice.org), an update of the LibreOffice 5.x family for macOS, Windows, Linux and the cloud. The upgrade adds new features in every module, including the usual large number of incremental improvements to Microsoft Office file compatibility.

LibreOffice Online is fundamentally a server service, and should be installed and configured by adding a cloud storage and a SSL certificate. It might be considered an enabling technology for the cloud of ISPs or the private cloud of enterprises and large organizations.

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04:24
LG is the Official Second OLED Supplier for Apple...

Last week Patently Apple posted a report titled "LG Finalizes Plan for OLED Panels Supporting Apple iDevices and beyond." The report was limited in the specifics of the deal. Today more information has surfaced that reveals that LG will produce as much as 45 million six-inch displays for Apple once their new plant is operational.

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04:22
iPhone 8 success depends on how well Apple responds...

The success of the iPhone 8 largely depends on how well Apple responds to the challenges it faces in China, say analysts. China is the world’s largest smartphone market, and for iPhone sales is second only to Apple’s home market of the USA.

Those challenges are significant ones. Greater China – which includes Hong Kong and Taiwan – is the only market where Apple saw a sales decline in the first half of the year. Revenue was down 13%, twice the drop it experienced in the previous year. Market share is now below 10%, from its peak of 13%.

Apple’s biggest challenge in China can be summed-up in one word …

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04:21
Parents plan less back-to-school spending than in...

Back-to-school shopping is in full swing, and both parents and teens are busy tackling long shopping lists. According to a new survey conducted on behalf of Ebates (www.ebates.com) many parents (42%) plan to spend between $100-$300—significantly less than the $250-$500 they planned to spend last year.

The survey also discovered that a majority of American parents are likely to take advantage of back-to-school promotions (80%). Social media is everywhere—and this year it’s even going to help teens with their back to school shopping decisions.

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04:21
Parents plan less back-to-school spending than in...

Back-to-school shopping is in full swing, and both parents and teens are busy tackling long shopping lists. According to a new survey conducted on behalf of Ebates (www.ebates.com) many parents (42%) plan to spend between $100-$300—significantly less than the $250-$500 they planned to spend last year.

The survey also discovered that a majority of American parents are likely to take advantage of back-to-school promotions (80%). Social media is everywhere—and this year it’s even going to help teens with their back to school shopping decisions.

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04:20
Kool Tools: Kensington Ultimate Presenter

Kensington (www.kensington.com)'s $99.99 Ultimate Presenter with Virtual Pointer. The Ultimate Presenter is an innovative, ergonomically designed presentation tool that works for a variety of environments and screens.
 

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04:00
Flux 7 for macOS makes hand coding easier

By Aaron Lee

Flux, the web design application for macOS, has been revved to version 7. The software can work with everything from a modern site using HTML5 and CSS3 to legacy sites built on older technologies. 

Flux 7 introduces Code Context, a coding assistant that makes hand coding easier than ever. The software supports more CSS 3 and is fully 64-bit, fully ARC-compliant and multi-threaded. This means Flux is fast, stable, and makes good use of the multiple cores in your Mac.

Non-standard HTML is fully editable. It also means that Flux can work with everything from a modern site using HTML5 and CSS3 to legacy sites built on older technologies.

Flux has a handy Master Elements system. It works in both CSS and HTML files, and lets you use elements of one page in another page and when the original page is changed, Flux can apply those changes to the rest of the pages that use...

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03:41
A Chinese Government Official has clarified the VPN...

On Saturday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Accused of Bowing to Chinese Government by Shutting Down VPN Service Apps." The report covered ExpressVPN making it public that Apple sent them a letter notifying them that their app was being removed from the App Store because it included content that is illegal in China, which is not in compliance with the App Store Review Guidelines. Today Zhang Feng, spokesman and general engineer of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) stated that "China is tightening crackdowns on illegal internet connections, including unauthorized VPN (virtual private network) services ...

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for July 31, 2017

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

macOS Apps/Updates

Dirk Stichling has announced myTracks 3.1.2, an update to his photo geotagging app for macOS. 

The utility is designed to makes it easy to quickly organize GPS tracks from a range of devices, organizing them in a library. GPS tracks can be assigned to photos stored in the JPG or RAW photos formats. Version 3.1.2 offers the ability to geotag photos stored in the macOS Photos app.

myTracks requires macOS 10.8 or higher. It costs $14.99 and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store.

The Document Foundation has released LibreOffice 5.4...

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01:01
EagleFiler 1.8

Adds compatibility with the public beta of macOS 10.13 High Sierra and uses the APFS file system’s cloning feature. ($40 new, free update, 20.7 MB)

 

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Sunday July 30

21:28
Apple HomePod firmware reveals 'iPhone 8'...




Sometimes the best source of Apple leaks is Apple itself, as revealed by the company's HomePod firmware, which apparently includes a rough sketch of the front face of the "iPhone 8," as well as references to its anticipated facial recognition unlock feature.

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21:00
PDFpen and PDFpenPro 9.1

Adds a Bookmarks feature to the PDF editing apps. ($74.95/$124.95 new, free update, 70.7/115 MB)

 

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20:59
Espresso 5.0.1 - Powerful HTML, XML, CSS, and...

Note from the developer: For the new Espresso, we changed our versioning and licensing approach with more consistent pricing and a simpler development timeline: "X+1". Each new update would increase its version number, users would decide which update was actually major to them and purchase upgrades accordingly. We're abandoning this system and going back to the traditional way of doing things: X.y.z updates where a new X means paid upgrade. Espresso will continue its life as 5.x. Everyone who purchased so far will get exactly what we sold: a year of free, non-expiring updates. Every new sale falls under the traditional system: free updates within the 5.x cycle, 6.x becoming a paid upgrade.

Espresso is back. For people who make delightful, innovative, and fast websites -- in an app to match. Espresso helps you write, code, design, build, and publish with flair and efficiency. Sophisticated text features, amazing Live Preview with...

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20:59
Drive Genius 5.0.4 - Powerful system utility.

Drive Genius gives you faster performance from your Mac while also protecting it. The award-winning and improved DrivePulse feature alerts you to hard drive issues before they become major problems. Optimized for OS X 10.10 Yosemite, top features like Defrag and DriveSlim will help keep your Mac running fast. The all-new BootWell tool lets you create a special bootable secondary drive to Defrag or Repair your main hard drive. You can also personalize and organize your Mac hard drive icons with IconGenius.



Version 5.0.4:

  • Bug fix



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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19:40
HomePod firmware seemingly confirms iPhone 8 front...

Last week, Apple released the first build of the upcoming HomePod’s firmware, allowing curious developers to unpack the code and learn a few additional details about the smart speaker. Now, developer Steve Troughton-Smith has discovered code that seemingly confirms that the upcoming iPhone will support face unlock…

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19:25
iPhone 8 Infrared Face Detection and General Device...

Late last week, Apple released early firmware for its HomePod smart speaker, which won't be launching to the public until December. HomePod will run a version of iOS, and the firmware released by Apple corresponds to iOS 11.0.2.

One iOS developer has dug into the firmware and discovered that it also contains hints of what we can expect for other devices. Most importantly, the firmware includes numerous references to infrared face detection within the BiometricKit framework that is currently home to Touch ID authentication, supporting claims that the iPhone 8 will rely at least in part on facial recognition. Developer Steven Troughton-Smith has also confirmed these discoveries.

Within BiometricKit are new "FaceDetect" methods addressing such circumstances as faces being too close or too far from the camera,...

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18:30
Apple seeking to diversify iPhone OLED supply beyond...




With rumors swirling about an Apple investment in LG Displays to crank out OLED screens, an analyst report suggests that the iPhone maker is seeking to make LG a secondary supplier of iPhone screens in 2019 and 202 to cut back on the need for Samsung screens.

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17:16
Apple Pressing LG to Add OLED Display Production for...

Amid reports Apple is investing billions of dollars to help LG begin production of OLED displays for future iPhones, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a new report sharing his take on the situation.

According to Kuo, the OLED display panel for this year's "iPhone 8" has been the "single most troublesome component for Apple in terms of bargaining power," as Samsung is currently the only company with design and production capabilities to make the displays. To counter Samsung's advantage, Apple is working hard to support LG's efforts to ramp up similar expertise and capabilities.We think Apple is therefore committed to having LGD geared up for its OLED iPhone display business in 2018 as it seeks to reduce supply risks. Even though LGD may likely start off with minimal initial penetration in 2018 (we estimate no more than 4-6%), the effort, with the full commitment...

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17:02
KGI: LG Display to become Apple’s second OLED panel...

As we’ve reported in the past, Samsung looks to be the sole supplier of OLED displays for the iPhone 8, but a new report from reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities says LG will soon join the fray and supply Apple with said panels…

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15:26
Niantic postpones upcoming Pokémon GO events in...

Niantic last week held the world’s first ever Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago, only to be plagued by network and server issues that essentially rendered the app useless. Despite promising last week that all future events would go on as planned, Niantic now says it will postpone select events in Europe…

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14:39
The First Official Law in the U.S. against...

A ban on pedestrians looking at mobile phones or texting while crossing the street will take effect in Hawaii's largest city in late October, as Honolulu becomes the first major U.S. city to pass legislation aimed at reducing injuries and deaths from 'distracted walking.'

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13:56
Russian censorship law bans proxies and VPNs

It's going to be much harder to view the full web in Russia before the year is out. President Putin has signed a law that, as of November 1st, bans technology which lets you access banned websites, including virtual private networks and proxies. Inte...

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13:52
Espresso 5.0.1 - Powerful HTML, XML, CSS, and...

Note from the developer: For the new Espresso, we changed our versioning and licensing approach with more consistent pricing and a simpler development timeline: "X+1". Each new update would increase its version number, users would decide which update was actually major to them and purchase upgrades accordingly. We're abandoning this system and going back to the traditional way of doing things: X.y.z updates where a new X means paid upgrade. Espresso will continue its life as 5.x. Everyone who purchased so far will get exactly what we sold: a year of free, non-expiring updates. Every new sale falls under the traditional system: free updates within the 5.x cycle, 6.x becoming a paid upgrade.

Espresso is back. For people who make delightful, innovative, and fast websites -- in an app to match. Espresso helps you write, code, design, build, and publish with flair and efficiency. Sophisticated text features, amazing Live Preview with...

| Read more »
13:30
Drive Genius 5.0.4 - Powerful system utility.

Drive Genius gives you faster performance from your Mac while also protecting it. The award-winning and improved DrivePulse feature alerts you to hard drive issues before they become major problems. Optimized for OS X 10.10 Yosemite, top features like Defrag and DriveSlim will help keep your Mac running fast. The all-new BootWell tool lets you create a special bootable secondary drive to Defrag or Repair your main hard drive. You can also personalize and organize your Mac hard drive icons with IconGenius.



Version 5.0.4:

  • Bug fix



  • OS X 10.10 or later



Download Now]]>

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12:30
The best probe thermometer

By Michael Sullivan

This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its wor...

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10:57
Luxembourg's asteroid mining law takes effect...

Luxembourg's parliament has voted in favor of passing an asteroid mining law that give companies ownership of what they extract from the celestial bodies. The European country has been working on the bill since 2016 and originally intended to pass it...

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10:56
Insights into the Making of the Wingnut AR Demo at...

Apple gave Wingnut AR special access to its ARKit - an augmented reality developer kit to create an advanced AR game for Apple's World Wide Developer Conference held in June. In a brief video presented in our report, Sir Peter Jackson’s studio discusses the augmented reality demo with new insight ...

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09:29
BT offers broadband to every rural home in the UK,...

The UK was confident when it unveiled plans to make broadband available to every home by 2020, but how's it going to get there? BT thinks it can help. The telecom giant has made an offer to spend up to £600 million (about $788 million) giving...

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08:30
After Math: As the cash flows

It was a profitable week for some of the biggest names in tech. Amazon released its second quarter earnings, Buzzfeed jumped into the hardware business with a smart hotplate, and Uber found yet another way to gouge its customers. Numbers, because how...

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08:12
Tesla's Infotainment Tablet may be Large but...

On Friday Tesla delivered their latest electric car called the Model 3 at a special event and allowed some to take a spin in them as Engadget did and reported on. The USA Today video noted in our report is short and to the point showing various models and the new interior with its large infotainment system tablet attached to the dash. While it's impressive, its nowhere near where the industry is going with dashboard instrumentation. In fact it's nothing shy of reinventing the dashboard as we know it today.

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06:30
Ben Heck's Super Glue Gun: The first working...

Now that the team's making progress with the electronics for the handle design, Ben is working with Autodesk Fusion 360 to create the model for the 3D printer to house the trigger and protoboard. The rest of the glue gun case also needs to be mod...

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05:29
A Terror Plot was foiled in Australia overnight that...

Patently Apple posted three reports mid-month regarding new laws proposed by the Australia government compelling companies like Apple and Facebook to provide access to encrypted messages. Australia's Attorney-General met with Apple Officials to discuss the topics of Cyber Security and Decryption while Apple flew in top brass to lobby against the proposed laws. Australia's Prime Minister spoke about the encryption problem with the Australian press and it sounded as though a showdown on this issue was on the horizon. The heat will now likely be turned up as the Australian authorities foiled a terror plot overnight aimed at bringing down a plane.

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03:35
Honolulu is the first big US city to ban phone use...

Cities have tried innumerable measures to keep pedestrians' eyes off their phones when they cross the street, and there have even been some state-level attempts at legislation to force a change in behavior. Honolulu, however, has officially drawn th...

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Saturday July 29

22:08
Hands on: FileMaker Pro 16 adds design and...




This year's upgrade to FileMaker Pro 16 brings small but key improvements to the database app -- and AppleInsider gives you a brief overview.

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22:01
Court says politicians can't block people on...

A federal court in Virginia just handed down a verdict that could affect a lawsuit against the president for blocking users on Twitter. US District Judge James Cacheris has ruled that Phyllis Randall, chairwoman of the Loudoun County Board of Supervi...

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19:33
'Dota 2' won't be so intimidating to...

For many rookies in Dota 2 and other multiplayer online battle arena games, the biggest obstacle isn't the game itself -- sometimes, it's the community. There are certainly helpful players, but MOBAs are notorious for jaded players who are hostile t...

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17:58
'LawBreakers' open beta runs all weekend...

We've had a few cracks at LawBreakers, the futuristic cops vs. robbers game from Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski and Boss Key Productions, but now anyone can play on PC and PS4. An open beta test runs until 10 AM ET Monday morning, which should...

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16:46
Apple Pulls Anti-Censorship Apps from China's...

An anonymous reader quotes Fortune:Services helping Chinese users circumvent the "Great Firewall of China" have been pulled from Apple's Chinese App Store en masse. On Saturday morning, at least some software makers affected by the sweep received notification from Apple that their tools were removed for violating Chinese law. Internet censorship in China restricts communications about topics including democracy, Tibetan freedom, and the 1989 Tienanmen Square protests. The culling primarily seems to have affected virtual private networks, or VPNs, which mask users' Internet activity and data from outside monitoring. According to a report by the New York Times, many of the most popular such apps are now missing from the Chinese App Store.


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16:32
iTunes hides clues that Apple is preparing to go 4K

It's inevitable for a massive digital store like iTunes to start selling 4K movies and videos, and that time might come sooner than you think. MacRumors forum member Tomas Jackson from the UK reported noticing something unusual in a receipt of his mo...

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14:58
Congress looks into government agencies' deals...

Kaspersky has a long and difficult path ahead if it wants to clear its name. The US House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology has just asked 22 government agencies for all the documents and communications they have about Kas...

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14:45
Would you be interested in an updated iPod classic/...

Earlier this week, Apple officially discontinued the iPod nano and shuffle by removing them from its online store and slowly phasing them out from retail locations. The move was somewhat out of the blue, but one that makes sense when you think of the current state of technology.

While we asked you earlier this week what you thought of Apple’s decision to discontinue the iPod nano and shuffle, but would you be interested in updated models of either device or an updated iPod classic with Apple Music support?

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14:38
Do Kill Switches Deter Cellphone Theft?

evolutionary shares an article from Ars Technica:
San Francisco's district attorney says that a California state law mandating "theft-deterring technological solutions" for smartphones has resulted in a precipitous drop in such robberies. Those measures primarily include a remote kill switch after a phone has been stolen that would allow a phone to be disabled, withstanding even a hard reset. Such a kill switch has become standard in all iPhones ("Activation Lock") and Android phones ("Device Protection") since 2015... When measured from the peak in 2013, "overall robberies involving smartphones have declined an astonishing 50 percent... Because of this hard-fought legislation, stealing a smartphone is no longer worth the trouble, and that means the devices we use every day no longer make us targets for violent crime."


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14:05
Apple pulls VPN apps from Chinese App Store in...




Apple has removed virtual private network (VPN) apps from the Chinese App Store, apparently complying with a broader government crackdown on VPN technology.

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13:28
Apple pulls VPN apps following China crackdown (...

China might say it isn't cracking down on personal VPNs, but Apple would likely argue otherwise. ExpressVPN, Star VPN and other developers report that Apple has pulled their apps from the App Store in China for allegedly including "content that is il...

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12:54
Hands on: Default Folder X for macOS transforms how...




AppleInsider didn't think Open and Save dialogs needed fixing, but it turns out that they could be improved -- and this app does it so well you might get addicted.

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12:00
Netflix’s ‘Castlevania’ showrunner Adi Shankar on...

It's easy to draw a line from producer Adi Shankar's scrappy Bootleg Universe -- his slew of short indie films about the Punisher, Power Rangers and other pop culture heroes uploaded on YouTube -- to his recent work as showrunner of Netflix's recentl...

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10:29
Amazon deal trucks may be your last chance at an NES...

Are you still pining for the elusive NES Classic Edition a few months after its abrupt discontinuation? If you're in the right US city and act quickly, you might have a chance. Amazon's Treasure Trucks in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angele...

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09:18
Happy Hour Podcast 130 | Siri’s ‘movie’ debut, iOS...

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the new Siri ad starring The Rock, how Siri has changed since its debut and where it could improve, how iOS 11 betas are improving through feedback including Notification Center fixes, the death of the iPod shuffle and nano, and much more. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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09:00
HTC U11 review: More than just gimmicks

Even die-hard fans have been ready to write off HTC for years now, and I can't blame them. The company's phones have fluctuated between greatness and mediocrity while its competitors have improved by leaps and bounds. So, what's a company in a kind o...

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08:21
White House Chief Strategist Calls for Facebook and...

According to a new report published yesterday, White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon is reportedly calling for regulation on tech giants such as Google and Facebook.

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07:42
This week’s top stories: Apple discontinues the iPod...

In this week’s top stories: Apple discontinues the iPod nano and iPod shuffle, new beta releases, and iPhone 8 leaks and speculation continue. Also this week, we received new details about Apple Park, Trump made a promise for U.S. Apple factories, and more. Read on for the full roundup… more…

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07:30
Who needs friends when robots are this sociable?

Nearly every step wrought havoc upon the prototype walker's frame. Designed to activate landmines in the most direct means possible, the EOD robot was nevertheless persistent enough to pick itself back up after each explosion and hobble forth in sear...

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07:05
Apple removes VPN apps from App Store in China to...

Apple has begun removing all VPN apps from the App Store in China, as first noted by the developers of ExpressVPN. In a blog post, they reported that Apple informed them that their app had been pulled from the Chinese App Store. It seems all major VPN clients have received the same treatment.

China infamously has strict regulations on Internet access and VPNs were one way people could circumvent the Great Firewall. Apple told developers their apps were getting taken down ‘because it includes content that is illegal in China’.

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06:56
Apple again found to be the world’s top retailer in...

Apple’s retail stores are always said to be some of the most profitable ones there are, and new data from eMarketer and CoStar offers more insight on such data. The research companies say Apple is the top retailer in terms of sales per square foot, coming in at $5,546 per square foot…

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06:16
Apple Accused of Bowing to Chinese Government by...

A new report published this morning states that Apple is removing virtual private network (VPN) services from its app store in China, VPN service providers said on Saturday, accusing the U.S. tech giant of bowing to pressure from Beijing ...

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06:00
Recommended Reading: Trent Reznor on Beats, Apple...

In Conversation:
Trent Reznor
David Marchese,
Vulture

Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor helped craft Beats Music, the streaming service that would eventually become Apple Music after the tech giant purchased the popular headphone brand. On the...

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05:00
The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to the weekend. We'll take a look back at some of the big stories from earlier this week and Friday's big news including Model 3 deliveries and the conclusion of #FontGate.

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04:00
Apple is granted a patent for ‘zooming to faces...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,715,751) for “zooming to faces depicted in images.” It seems to be designed to improve the zooming and facial recognition of features in the Photos app for macOS and iOS.

The patent involves methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, are described for zooming into a portion of an image that is associated with a specified feature — for example, a portion of an image that depicts a human or an animal face. A user of a digital image viewer app such as Photos can provide manual input requesting the image viewer to zoom into an image displayed in a viewing region. For example, the user can provide the input by placing a cursor at a desired location of the image or by touching the desired location of the image. Upon receiving this type of location specific input from the user, the viewer application can zoom into the location of the image where input was provided by the user. 

In...

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03:14
HomePod Firmware Reveals Further Details on Apple...

Yesterday, Apple pushed out firmware for its $349 HomePod smart speaker ahead of the device's launch in December, and developer Steve Troughton-Smith has been sharing some interesting tidbits online that he managed to unearth in the code.

Bearing the name "AudioAccessory1,1", the firmware reveals that the HomePod runs a full iOS stack – essentially like an iPhone without a screen – and relies on a shell app called "SoundBoard" to integrate with the device's hardware.

Looks like the 'shell' app on HomePod is called SoundBoard. It runs a full iOS stack, unsurprisingly. Its apps are prefixed with 'Air' pic.twitter.com/IPFF0vV3UT

— Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith) July 28, 2017

Troughton-Smith said that...

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01:24
Watch: Drag and drop on iPad in iOS 11 beta




Apple is introducing a number of new features with iOS 11, which for iPad will make the operating system look and feel more like a traditional desktop environment. One hotly anticipated tablet-specific function is the ability to drag and drop files between apps.

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01:22
This week on AI: iPods fade away, 'iPhone 8...




The end of an era came this week as Apple discontinued its last remaining "old-school" iPods, the Nano and the Shuffle. "iPhone 8" and Apple TV rumors continued to steam ahead, while U.S. President Donald Trump claimed Apple will set up multiple factories in the country.

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01:22
Some Pokémon Go events in Europe postponed after...

Last weekend's Pokémon Go Fest did not go well, with technical issues and cell coverage problems preventing many players from participating at the event's Chicago location in Grant Park. Afterward, the game's makers refunded players and offere...

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Friday July 28

23:08
I took a ride in Tesla's new Model 3

After celebrating the delivery of its first 30 Model 3's to eagerly awaiting pre-order customers, Tesla invited attendees at Friday night's event to take a spin in the brand new vehicles. So of course, we took them up on the offer.

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21:05
Tesla just delivered the first round of Model 3s

As Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised earlier this month, the company handed over the first 30 Model 3s to their new owners at a delivery ceremony in Fremont, California this Friday.

Update: And we took our first ride -- find out more details about the Mo...

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20:59
VOX 2.8.28 - Music player that supports many...

VOX just sounds better! The beauty is in its simplicity, yet behind the minimal exterior lies a powerful music player with a ton of features and support for all audio formats you should ever need. VOX was originally developed following the principles of clarity, simplicity and versatility. Thus, the minimalistic interface incorporates both essential and unique features, which let you:

  • Listen to your music regardless of the format:
    • Play numerous lossy and lossless audio formats;
    • Export playlists in various formats (PLS, M3U, XSPF);
    • Open different playlist types including M3U, PLS, XSPF and the popular CUE format used to store CD rips;
    • Play audio files stored on NAS devices and other network drives.
  • Rule your music with ease:
    • Control the player from the main interface, Dock context menu or main menu controls;
    • Automatically search for all the missing album artwork from...
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20:59
beaTunes 5.0.3 - Organize your music collection.

beaTunes is a full-featured music player and organizational tool for music collections.

How well organized is your music library? Are your artists always spelled the same way? Any R.E.M. vs REM? beaTunes can easily fix this and other problems with its unique inspection feature (license required for applying one-click solutions). Could your last mix CD's song order use some improvement? Let beaTunes re-arrange your playlist for you! Always wondered how you could take advantage of the BPM (beats per minute) field? Let beaTunes fill in the blanks and help you while DJ'ing at your next party.

Here are some more examples of what you can do with beaTunes:

  • Navigate in songs semantically (i.e., segment to segment)
  • Automatically determine BPM (beats per minute)
  • Automatically determine the musical key your songs are in
  • Sort existing playlists so that matching songs succeed each other
  • Create matchlists (i.e.,...
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20:59
Numi 3.17 - Menu-bar calculator supports text input.

Numi is a calculator that magically combines calculations with text, and allows you to freely share your computations.

  • Numi combines text editor and calculator
  • Support plain English. For example, '5 cm plus 1 meter'
  • Unit converter: Numi supports currency, length, area, volume, time, temperature, and data size. It automatically convert units if it's needed.
  • Configurable hotkey
  • Menubar and Dock modes



Version 3.17:

  • Startup performance improvements
  • Time zone handling improvements
  • Classic behavior for dock
  • Improved assignment handling
  • Added XBT for Bitcoins
  • Improved British pounds detection
  • Update notifications
  • Fixed currency detection with suffix
  • Fixed log function
  • Fixed formatting for currency
  • Fixed addition for scientific numbers
  • Fixed arctan function
  • Fixed today widget...
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20:59
LibreOffice 5.4.0.3 - Free, open-source office suite.

LibreOffice is an office suite (word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, drawing tool) compatible with other major office suites. The Document Foundation is coordinating development and maintenance of this OpenOffice.org fork.

Many different language versions are available here.



Version 5.4.0.3:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.9 or later



  • OS X 10.9 or later



Download Now]]>

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20:59
Chromium 60.0.3112.78 - 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 60.0.3112.78:

Security Fixes

  • High CVE-2017-5091: Use after free in IndexedDB
  • High CVE-2017-5092: Use after free in PPAPI
  • High CVE-2017-5093: UI spoofing in Blink
  • High CVE-2017-5094: Type confusion in extensions
  • High CVE-2017-5095: Out-of-bounds write in PDFium
  • High CVE-2017-5096: User information leak via Android intents
  • High CVE-2017-5097: Out-of-bounds read in Skia
  • High CVE-2017-5098: Use after free in V8
  • High CVE-2017-5099: Out-of-bounds write in PPAPI
  • Medium CVE-2017-5100: Use after free in Chrome Apps
  • Medium CVE-2017-5101: URL spoofing in OmniBox
  • Medium CVE-2017-5102: Uninitialized use in Skia
  • Medium CVE-2017-5103: Uninitialized use in Skia
  • Medium CVE-...
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20:59
NeoFinder 7.1.2 - Catalog your external media and...

NeoFinder (formerly CDFinder) rapidly organizes your data, either on external or internal disks, or any other volumes. It catalogs all your data, so you stay in control of your data archive or disk library. With extensive metadata support, you can find your files quickly.

Features

  • Catalog: any hard disk, data folder, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, BlueRay, HD-DVD, iPod, Server Volume, Audio-CD, USB-Stick, FTP-Server, and more
  • Power: Handle really large amounts of data
  • Photo Previews: Create beautiful thumbnails for many photo and image formats, such as JPG, TIFF, EPS, RAW, PDF, PSD, BMP, GIF, PNG, TGA, IFF (Maya)
  • Audio Meta Data: MP3, AAC (iTunes), FLAC (Lossless), ALAC (Apple Lossless), and AIFF meta data: author, album, title, composer, lyrics, cover art, track number, duration, bit rate, genre, year, comment. Even catalogs whole Audio-CDs, and Apple iPhone ringtone files!
  • Photo Meta Data: XMP (used by Adobe Bridge),...
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20:59
Arq 5.9 - Online backup to Google Drive, Amazon...

Arq is super-easy online backup for Mac and Windows computers. Back up to your own cloud account (Amazon Cloud Drive, Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Cloud Storage, any S3-compatible server), your SFTP server, or your NAS. On OS X, Arq backs up and faithfully restores all the special metadata of Mac files that other products don't, including resource forks, ACLs, and creator codes.

  • Following the initial backup, Arq automatically makes incremental backups every hour, every day, uploading just the files that have changed since your last backup. Arq keeps hourly backups for the past 24 hours, daily backups for the past month, and weekly backups for everything older than a month.
  • Arq lets you set a budget for storage, and it automatically drops the oldest backups to keep within the budget.
  • Arq backs up everything with no limits. It backs up files of any size, external drives, and network drives.
  • Arq compresses and "de-...
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20:24
Now Windows 10's 'Continue on PC'...

A couple of days ago Microsoft enabled a feature that lets Android users easily use the share button to push a web page from their cell phone to a Windows 10 PC. Now, it's released an app to manage the same feature on iOS-powered devices. It's availa...

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20:11
Apple Paid Nokia $2 Billion To Escape Fight Over Old...

An anonymous reader shares a report: Apple's latest patent spat with Nokia resulted in a $2 billion up-front payment from the iPhone maker, a colossal sum that seems to indicate Apple was eager to avoid a protracted and ugly dispute that could rival the one it had with Samsung. The new details of the settlement, which was first announced back in May without the disclosure of a financial amount or the new licensing terms, were spotted in Nokia's second quarter earnings release. "We got a substantial upfront cash payment of $2 billion from Apple, strengthening further our cash position. As said earlier, our plans is to provide more details on the intended use of cash in conjunction with our Q3 earnings," reads the official transcript of Nokia's quarterly earnings call with investors yesterday. Neither Nokia nor Apple have disclosed the terms of the new licensing deal, including whether it involves recurring payments or how many years it will be in place.

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18:55
YouTube video maker MKBHD wins Tesla's '...

Tonight at 11:45 PM ET Elon Musk will deliver the first production Tesla Model 3s during a livestreamed event, and now the company has some new ads to play during any down time. Fans of its cars and technology submitted their own advertisements for t...

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17:40
WSJ: Sprint has proposed a merger with Charter

Another day, another rumor of a deal bridging the worlds of cable and mobile involving Sprint. Tonight a report from Wall Street Journal claims that Sprint has proposed a merger with Charter, to create a media/telecom giant controlled by the Japanese...

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16:57
Twitter tests $99 subscription for auto-promoted...

Twitter is testing a subscription plan that charges users $99 a month to automatically promote tweets into strangers' timelines. This wouldn't be a service offered to all: Only those invited would be given the option to bellow out tweets to folks who...

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16:30
Appocalypse Now - How iOS11 Will Kill Some Of Your...

Ronan Price, writing for Independent: The app-ocalypse is coming and almost no one knows it. Apologies for the dreadful pun but, in about six to eight weeks' time, hundreds of thousands of older apps for iPhone and iPad will cease to work when Apple updates its iOS software to version 11. Businesses and consumers who rely on these elderly apps and update to iOS11 without knowing the consequences face a rude awakening. Their difficulty ranges from mere inconvenience that a useful app no longer functions to the complete loss of valuable data buried in a piece of obsolete software. Apple began signalling two years ago that it was signing the death warrant for older apps when it moved iOS to 64-bit software - essentially a more secure, faster and technologically advanced version that replaced the previous 32-bit code. First, Apple encouraged developers to rewrite their apps to 64-bit status but continued to allow 32-bit apps to function. Then it began to warn developers and customers...

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16:20
Retail’s most profitable square footage

To paraphrase The Talking Heads, “Same as it ever was.” Apple has been the leader in this metric almost since the first store opened and it hasn’t even been close for years. Remarkable numbers.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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15:42
All Eyes on Wall Street will be on Apple's...

Apple is likely to set the tone for August as the company reports their financial Results right out of the gate on August first. Wall Street will have their eyes on July's jobs report and Apple earnings as the big events to watch for. In the video in our report, CNBC guest Daniel Flax talks about the power of Apple's ecosystem and more.

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15:32
Apple's HomePod firmware spills more details on...

Apple unveiled its Siri-powered HomePod speaker hub at WWDC back in June, and despite a hefty $350 pricetag and the inevitable comparisons to Alexa devices, it actually sounds pretty good. In the lead up to its release this December, Apple pushed out...

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15:00
YouTube recommendations inadvertently serve up...

While livestreaming is often associated with Facebook and Twitter these days, YouTube has been offering the feature for more than five years now. Still, it's only recently that the video giant has taken the phenomenon seriously -- it's finally lettin...

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14:50
The Week in iOS Apps: Games, games, games

Fun in the sun

Image by Rob Schultz/Macworld

It’s the dog days of summer. Who wants to think about productivity? This week’s roundup is all about having fun. Read on!

Catch Up

Image by Catch Up

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14:43
A molecule found on Saturn's moon Titan could...

In a new study published today in Science Advances, researchers report that they've found a complex molecule in the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan that could lead to the formation of life. Cell membranes are the outer barrier of most cells found o...

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14:29
Apple Daily Report for July 28, 2017

The AWT News Update is on hiatus while my compadre, Steve, takes a weekend road trip with his lovely wife. In its place, I’ll offer a text-only (no podcast) summary of breaking stories with a tip o’ my hat to my former website, Apple Daily Report.

David Bradley, the chairman and owner of Atlantic Media, has announced that he’s selling a majority stake in The Atlantic to Emerson Collective, an organization led by philanthropist and investor Laurene Powell Jobs (Steve Jobs’ widow). Bradley will retain a minority stake in The Atlantic and will continue as chairman and operating partner for at least three to five years. In a letter to his staff, Bradley wrote that Emerson Collective will most likely assume full ownership of The Atlantic within five years.

Korea Economic Daily claims (as noted byThe Investor) that Apple is paying LG...

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14:19
YouTube hopes to patch things up with the music...

The music industry hasn't been too enamored with YouTube, what with all the unsanctioned content on the video site. Now that Google is planning to merge Google Play and YouTube into one music service, however, it's time to start fixing that awkward r...

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14:11
Apple leads brick-and-mortar retail with $5,546 in...




Apple remains one of the most successful brick-and-mortar retailers in the world with sales of $5,546 per square foot, according to recent research.

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14:00
What we're watching: 'Shirobako,'...

Welcome once again to Video IRL, where several of our editors talk about what they've been watching in their spare time. This month brings a mixed bag; while one of us dived into season one of Starz' series American Gods; another is obsessed with a q...

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13:54
The Elusive Total Linux Convergence Dream


Regular readers know that I usually stick to the well-charted territory of essential terminal commands and practical overviews of Linux history, since they are immediately useful to newcomers. Thankfully, the basics don't change very quickly -- but that's not to say that Linux is a stagnant ecosystem. Far from it. Although most current events in the Linux community have little direct impact on the average desktop user, one recent development that very much does is Canonical's decision to end development of Ubuntu's flagship Unity desktop.

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13:53
Laurene Powell Jobs via Emerson Collective takes a...

Laurene Powell Jobs is taking a majority stake in The Atlantic, positioning the philanthropist and widow of Steve Jobs to become the sixth owner of the US magazine in its 160-year history.Ms Powell Jobs is investing in the magazine through Emerson Collective, the philanthropic organization she founded in 2004.

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13:41
'Forces of Destiny' YouTube series...

Can't get enough Star Wars content while you wait for the next couple of movie installments? You might want to check out this series of animated shorts, Forces of Destiny, written by the prolific Jennifer Muro for Disney. Each two- to three-minute ep...

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13:19
Samsung topples Intel as world’s largest chipmaker

Samsung registered a record profit of $12.6 billion in its second quarter earnings report, but hidden in those numbers lies another milestone. Of its $54 billion in revenue, $15 billion came solely from Samsung Semiconductors -- pushing it above the...

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13:00
The FDA has a significant change of heart about e-...

The FDA has just announced a sweeping change in its policy regarding e-cigarettes and vaping products. In a press release issued this morning, the administration outlined its plan to focus on reducing usage of combustible cigarettes and tobacco, in t...

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12:53
Amazon misses profits, but analysts stay bullish

A steeper-than-expected drop in quarterly profit rattled some Amazon.com investors, but Wall Street analysts remained largely bullish about the company’s aggressive spending plans.

This remains one of the most amazing trends in the tech industry. No matter what happens to Amazon, analysts stay bullish. Any other company would be trying to explain that everything is okay, but Amazon gets a free pass every quarter.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:44
Heavy metal legend Ronnie James Dio will tour the...

The latest instance of the musical death and resurrection show is none other than Ronnie James Dio, who died in 2010. Thanks to a hologram (actually a high-tech version of an old parlor trick), the former Black Sabbath frontman will start touring Eur...

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12:30
Is your VPN lying to you?

It's no secret that there are oodles of shady VPN services that promise to protect your privacy as you surf the internet, but may, in fact, actually be worthless. After all, internet privacy is one part moving target and two parts shell game with you...

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12:04
Microsoft’s minimal Modern mouse and keyboard are...

Microsoft revealed its Modern Keyboard and Mouse last month. Both are styled like the company's Surface devices and the keyboard has Apple-style "chiclet" keys and a sturdy aluminum frame. It also has a fingerprint sensor tucked in between the Alt an...

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12:01
Apple reveals 4K and HDR plans in iTunes, hinting...




Users have found that some new releases on the iTunes Store list availability in 4K resolution and high dynamic range, suggesting that support for ultra-high-resolution video formats may soon be coming soon to iTunes, along with new Apple TV hardware.

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12:00
Killer iPad Deals: 9.7" iPad Pros for $399 ($...




With extremely limited stock on hand, users can pick up Apple's 9.7-inch iPad Pro for $399 with no tax collected outside NY and NJ (the lowest price available from an Apple authorized reseller). Or opt for an iPad mini 4 for just $299. New 10.5-inch iPad Pros are also $50 off instantly.

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11:51
Amazon's Secret 1492 Health Team Sets Sail


A secret Amazon team, dubbed "1492," reportedly has been working on a skunkworks project devoted entirely to healthcare. The unit has been developing hardware devices and software applications related to electronic medical records, telemedicine and other health-related issues. The "1492" moniker refers to the year that Christopher Columbus made his voyage to the Americas, but perhaps the Amazon team missed the irony that Columbus actually did not realize he had "discovered" a new continent and thought he was somewhere else.

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11:50
UK iTunes movie purchase receipts hint at upcoming...

It’s been widely speculated that the next Apple TV hardware upgrade will include support for 4K HDR-enabled displays. Today a recent purchase receipt from a UK iTunes movie purchase strongly hints that 4K support may be soon bound for iTunes, which would go hand in hand with 4K Apple TV support in the future. more…

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11:40
Visit a kiosk in the UK to diagnose your cold

We have app doctors that can help diagnose you from your phone and in the future, we very well might have AI physicians, but the UK is now offering another option -- medical kiosks. A company called MedicSpot has set up tiny clinics in pharmacies acr...

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11:32
HomePod firmware reveals new interaction details,...

Earlier today Apple pushed out firmware for the HomePod smart speaker ahead of its launch in December, and naturally developer Steve Troughton-Smith has unpacked the code and discovered new details.

more…

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11:09
Apple Listing Select Movies as 4K and HDR in iTunes...

MacRumors reader Tomas Jackson, who resides in the UK, has discovered Apple is listing select movies as 4K and HDR in iTunes purchase history.

In a discussion topic on the MacRumors forums, Jackson shared a screenshot of his iTunes purchase history with the 2016 film Passengers listed as "Movie (4K, HDR)" under the Type column. However, he said iTunes only let him download the movie in HD quality, which is either 720p or 1080p depending on the content.

Another reader mentioned that the 2016 film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is also listed as 4K and HDR. MacRumors rented the film to check, and we can confirm the film indeed has "4K, HDR" next to it in our iTunes purchase history. Nevertheless, iTunes lists the movie's video quality as 720p.

Not all movies are listed as "4K, HDR" at this time, and it may be region specific for now. One reader from the United...

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11:05
Fitbit's Apple Watch competitor will offer...




Fitbit's first true smartwatch will launch with select third-party apps and an "app gallery," the company's CEO promised on Friday, trying to dispel earlier rumors.

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11:04
Apple Sued for a Siri Feature on Apple TV known as...

CustomPlay is suing Apple over a Siri feature on Apple TV known as "What did she Say?" that clarifies something said on Screen. It sounds like a solid case and our report provides you with a full copy of the lawsuit for you to review

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11:00
9to5Rewards: Nomad’s Sport Strap for Apple Watch [...

This week’s 9to5Rewards partner is Nomad, makers of slick cases and accessories for iPhone, Apple Watch, and more. The company has its Sport Strap for Apple Watch to giveaway to 9to5 readers this week.

more…

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10:50
beaTunes 5.0.3 - Organize your music collection.

beaTunes is a full-featured music player and organizational tool for music collections.

How well organized is your music library? Are your artists always spelled the same way? Any R.E.M. vs REM? beaTunes can easily fix this and other problems with its unique inspection feature (license required for applying one-click solutions). Could your last mix CD's song order use some improvement? Let beaTunes re-arrange your playlist for you! Always wondered how you could take advantage of the BPM (beats per minute) field? Let beaTunes fill in the blanks and help you while DJ'ing at your next party.

Here are some more examples of what you can do with beaTunes:

  • Navigate in songs semantically (i.e., segment to segment)
  • Automatically determine BPM (beats per minute)
  • Automatically determine the musical key your songs are in
  • Sort existing playlists so that matching songs succeed each other
  • Create matchlists (i.e.,...
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10:28
Alleged iPhone 8 packaging insert shows off bezel-...

A new image of the iPhone 8 has surfaced on Weibo today, via Slashleaks, showing off the rumored screen design in diagram form. It purports to be a page from the packaging paperwork, which instructs users how to swap SIM cards. Most notably, this leak includes the expected screen design: almost bezel-less apart from a notch at the top of the device to accommodate the earpiece and front camera sensors.

If real, this would be the earliest packaging leak for an iPhone in a long time. Leaks like this aren’t usually seen until much closer to release. Full size picture after the jump …

more…

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10:00
Is it too late to convince Apple to add mouse...

Is it too late to convince Apple to add mouse support in iOS 11? That’s the main drawback that prevents me from replacing my Mac laptop with my 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

The Files app, improved Dock, and beefed-up multitasking features in iOS 11 go a long way toward making an iPad a laptop replacement for some users. I can almost use my biggie-sized tablet as my “secondary Mac” (sorry, but there’s no way it can take the place of my beloved 27-inch iMac). 

Here’s the rub: I do a lot of cutting, copying and pasting between documents. It’s a laborious process selecting text by pointing and dragging-to-select in iOS 11. Accomplishing the same thing with a mouse on my iMac is soooo much easier; it’s also easier (but less so than using a mouse) doing this with my Mac laptop’s trackpad. 

In addition to dealing with text, there are other reasons to wish for mouse support on an iPad. For example, if you’re using a Smart Keyboard for an extended period, it’s inconvenient to...

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09:46
iRobot CEO insists company won't sell Roomba...




Despite a report suggesting the contrary, iRobot is not planning to sell data from 900 Series Roombas to companies like Apple, Google, and Amazon, CEO Colin Angle said in a statement published on Friday.

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09:45
Deals: 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro for $1,499 ($...




Just in time for back to school shopping, readers can save $100 to $300 on popular 13" MacBook Pro and iMac configurations. Snap up a 2016 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro for $1,499 with coupon before it sells out. Or opt for the new 2017 model with function keys for $1,199 ($100 off). Apple's latest 21" iMac HD is also $50 off with no tax collected outside NY and NJ.

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09:41
There should be different versions of the Apple TV (...

In a “Stay Foolish” column at Macworld, Dan Moren says that Apple should make a cheaper, streamlined Apple TV. He’s right. But what if Apple took things on step further and offered different models of the set-top box.

No doubt it’s time for a revamped Apple TV. Roku has pulled waaaay ahead of Apple’s set-top box and leads the market in the number of connected TV users in the United States, according to new research from eMarketer.

The research firm estimates that 38.9 million users will use a Roku at least once a month this year, compared to comes in above the 36.9 million for Google’s...

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09:33
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Apple TV 64GB + MFI-controller...

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09:24
Geekbench revved to version 4.1.1

Geekbench 4.1.1 (http://www.geekbench.com) is now available for download, and improves the stability and performance of Geekbench. This update is recommended for all Geekbench 4 users. Geekbench 4.1.1 features the following changes:

° Reduces Memory Latency memory usage on 32-bit devices.;

° Works around an issue where Windows GPU drivers do not include all of the components necessary to run OpenCL;

° Fixes an issue that caused HDR to allocate more memory than needed;

° Fixes an issue that could prevent the Compute Benchmark from running on recent NVIDIA GPUs under macOS;

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08:32
Video: Stop force closing all apps on your iPhone,...




People who compulsively force close all apps on their iPhone in a futile effort to conserve battery life are wasting their time. AppleInsider explains why you should ditch this pointless habit.

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08:27
Arq 5.9 - Online backup to Google Drive, Amazon...

Arq is super-easy online backup for Mac and Windows computers. Back up to your own cloud account (Amazon Cloud Drive, Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Cloud Storage, any S3-compatible server), your SFTP server, or your NAS. On OS X, Arq backs up and faithfully restores all the special metadata of Mac files that other products don't, including resource forks, ACLs, and creator codes.

  • Following the initial backup, Arq automatically makes incremental backups every hour, every day, uploading just the files that have changed since your last backup. Arq keeps hourly backups for the past 24 hours, daily backups for the past month, and weekly backups for everything older than a month.
  • Arq lets you set a budget for storage, and it automatically drops the oldest backups to keep within the budget.
  • Arq backs up everything with no limits. It backs up files of any size, external drives, and network drives.
  • Arq compresses and "de-...
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08:14
Apple invests $2.7B in LG's OLED production for...




In an effort to expand availability of OLED displays for future iPhones, Apple has reportedly sunk 3 trillion won, or $2.7 billion U.S., into partner LG's manufacturing capabilities.

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07:43
Hands-on: Akitio’s portable 4-Bay Thunderbolt 3...

Last year I went hands-on with a few Akitio Thunderbolt 3-enabled drive enclosures for 9to5Mac, but none of the previous enclosures came with out-of-the-box support for macOS. Instead, users had to rely on a hack in order to enable support for these enclosures, due to the fact that macOS wasn’t compatible with the Thunderbolt 3 chipsets being used.

In today’s world, things are a bit different. Much of the Thunderbolt 3 hardware shipping today is no longer “Windows only”, which is a great thing for recent MacBook Pro and Mid-2017 iMac hardware with Thunderbolt 3 I/O capabilities.

Akitio’s soon-to-be-released Thunder3 Quad Mini is one such example of Thunderbolt 3-enabled hardware made with the Mac in mind. This four-bay enclosure comes with two Thunderbolt 3 ports in a small aluminum enclosure that supports passive cooling for noiseless operation. In other...

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07:42
Laurene Powell Jobs buys majority stake in The...

Steve Jobs’ widow Laurene Powell Jobs has bought a majority stake in The Atlantic magazine, which also owns the business news site qz.com.

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07:35
Apple Begins Paying $2 Billion in Cash to Nokia as...

Nokia disclosed its financial results for the second quarter of 2017 this week, and within the results the company mentioned that it received an "up-front cash payment" of approximately €1.7 billion ($2 billion), part of which was said to be recognized during the Q2 2017 results. Nokiamob then reached out to Nokia, and the company confirmed that the cash payment came from Apple.

The payment is part of a settlement agreement reached between Apple and Nokia in May of this year, regarding a lawsuit began by Nokia in December 2016. In the original lawsuit, Nokia sued Apple in the United States and multiple other countries, with a complaint that stemmed from a disagreement between the two companies over licensing fees for Nokia technology.

The legal battle continued to...

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07:32
Laurene Powell Jobs's Emerson Collective buys...




The Emerson Collective -- an organization led by Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of former Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs -- is buying a majority stake in The Atlantic, one of the longest-running publications in the U.S.

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07:26
Steve Jobs's Widow Laurene Powell Jobs Gains...

Atlantic Media chairman David G. Bradley today announced that Emerson Collective is obtaining a majority stake in The Atlantic magazine.

Steve Jobs and Laurene Powell Jobs

Emerson Collective is an educational and philanthropic organization co-founded by Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple's late Steve Jobs.

Bradley will retain a minority stake in The Atlantic and will continue as chairman and operating partner for at least three to five years, at which point Emerson Collective may assume full ownership of the magazine.

The Atlantic is a monthly magazine with coverage areas ranging from politics and art to business and technology. It was founded in 1857 as The Atlantic Monthly in Boston, Massachusetts. The Atlantic also publishes on...

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07:25
Company: Apple TV’s “what did she say” feature...

Enlarge / The fourth-gen Apple TV. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

It's a problem everyone has had: you're watching a movie and don't catch a key bit of dialogue. In September 2015, Apple unveiled a new feature for Apple TV that solves the problem. Users can ask "what did she say?" and Siri will skip back 15 seconds and temporarily enable captions.

But a Florida company says that it has patented this idea. The company, CustomPlay, filed a lawsuit on Thursday.

The patent...

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07:20
Video footage from one of the open workspaces in...

Not sure how Gruber got ahold of this footage. A real coup.

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07:17
Now you can buy concert merchandise from a vending...

French rock band Phoenix will be providing fans with the chance to buy mechandise from a vending machine using Apple Pay. The band will be taking the machine with them on their world tour, which includes four U.S. cities in October.

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07:17
Ask the iTunes Guy: The last one

Another sign of the times. Sadly, Kirk McElhearn has just turned in his last Ask the iTunes Guy column for Macworld. Another sign that the publishing market is shrinking, the indie publishing market more than most. Feh.

Side note: Kirk is a great writer with deep Apple knowledge and is looking for work. If you’ve got a gig, give him a shout.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:11
Everyone can code: An encounter with Swift...

Jordan Smith:

A few days ago my wife expressed an interest in learning how to code. ‘Really..? Sure!’, I said. ‘You should check out an app called Swift Playgrounds’.

And:

I hadn’t tried the app myself, but Apple made a big deal of introducing it last year, and I had heard positive things – so it seemed like a good suggestion.

It didn’t take long to get the app installed, and as Joelle (my wife) started the first lesson, my curiosity turned to fascination. Yes, the app was fun, exciting, and engaging, but that wasn’t it. Despite a few rough edges, Swift Playgrounds made coding seem approachable, perhaps even ordinary. As if by magic, coding had become something that everyone can do.

Read on. What follows is a detailed post mortem and analysis of Joelle’s experience and Jordan’s take on what worked and what might be improved.

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07:05
A powerful, yet easy to use, songwriting app

Interested in songwriting? Check out the Chasing Sound review of an app called Tab Bank. Tab Bank uses plain text and Chord Pro formatting to make it easy to lay out lyrics, chords, and tabs.

This looks great.

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06:53
Apple Glasses are inevitable

Neil Cybart:

All of the pieces are coming together for Apple to sell glasses. Using fashion and luxury lessons learned from selling Apple Watch, Apple will enter the glasses industry and in the process launch its first product category designed specifically for the augmented reality (AR) era. While ARKit has taken the world by storm, the development platform is already making it clear that new form factors are needed to take full advantage of AR. It is no longer a question of if, but when, Apple will use AR to rethink glasses.

And:

It cannot be overstated how clearer vision is one of the most value-add items a product can provide to its user. There aren’t too many gadgets or devices that would be selected over a smartphone in terms of its importance in our lives. However, corrective lenses would certainly be at the top of the list for many people.

And:

Glasses also provide a different kind of utility than clearer vision. A growing number of people...

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06:50
Analysts predicting that AAPL will next week come in...

Apple is due to report its fiscal Q3 (calendar Q2) earnings on Tuesday, having issued revenue guidance of $43.5-45.5B.

Anything in this range would represent a year-on-year improvement over Q3 2016’s number of $42.36B, but most analysts are expecting the company to get close to the high end …

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06:49
LibreOffice 5.4.0.3 - Free, open-source office suite.

LibreOffice is an office suite (word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, drawing tool) compatible with other major office suites. The Document Foundation is coordinating development and maintenance of this OpenOffice.org fork.

Many different language versions are available here.



Version 5.4.0.3:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.9 or later



  • OS X 10.9 or later



Download Now]]>

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06:48
Weebly announces Apple Pay support

Weebly, a global website and eCommerce service, has announced that it will integrate Apple Pay into the mobile checkout flow of Weebly online stores.

With more than 40 percent of all Weebly online store transactions happening on mobile or tablet, Apple customers will now experience an effortless mobile checkout flow across eligible Weebly eCommerce sites, says David Rusenko, founder and CEO of Weebly. The integration will support digital small business owners with the most up-to-ddate transactional technology, he adds.

Qualified Weebly merchants and shoppers will begin to experience the Apple Pay integration in phases beginning today, and fully within the next few weeks. To be eligible, merchants need to be connected to the Stripe payment gateway and customers must have Apple Pay set up on their device.

Apple Pay is currently available in 15 countries: Australia, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, Italy,...

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06:45
Twitter fails to grow user base. Shares tumble. Do...

Bloomberg:

Twitter Inc. failed to attract more monthly users in the second quarter, spooking investors looking for evidence that the company is on a sustainable long-term growth path. The shares tumbled the most in nine months, even as quarterly revenue topped analysts’ projections.

A long-term turnaround depends on Twitter expanding its audience. That number stands at 328 million monthly active users.

Twitter has 328 million users. That’s a huge audience, by most standards. If you are an investor, the desire for growth is understandable.

But if you are a Twitter user, does growth matter? Does revenue matter?

As long as Twitter makes enough money to keep paying their bills without completely bastardizing the user experience, neither should matter. The question is, how will Twitter management react to pressure from these spooked investors. Will advertising creep upwards? Will the basic mechanics change in a quest to make Twitter pay?

I hope...

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06:42
Apple paid Nokia $2 billion cash to settle its...

Nokia has disclosed that Apple made a $2 billion cash payment last quarter as part of the deal to settle patent disputes between the companies. Specific details of the settlement were previously not reported. Nokia has also revealed more information about how Apple and Nokia will work together going forward.

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06:42
Apple's Nokia settlement includes $2B up-front...




Nokia's second-quarter results were improved by a recent 1.7 billion euro ($2 billion) cash payment from Apple, helping to settle the two companies' patent fight, according to a report.

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06:27
myTracks Update Brings Geotagging to the macOS...

Dirk Stichling has announced myTracks 3.1.2 (https://www.mytracks4mac.info/index.php/en/), an update to his photo geotagging app for macOS.

The utility is designed to makes it easy to quickly organize GPS tracks from a range of devices, organizing them in a library. GPS tracks can be assigned to photos stored in the JPG or RAW photos formats. Version 3.1.2 offers the ability to geotag photos stored in the macOS Photos app.

myTracks requires macOS 10.8 or higher. It costs $14.99 and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Travel category.

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06:23
X-naut launches new iPad-compatible Drone Controller...

X-naut has entered into the consumer and commercial drone market with the launch of the Drone Controller Bracket that’s compatible with DJI Phantom and Inspire mobile device holders.

The Drone Controller Bracket attaches to the back of X-naut's Active Cooling Mount for iPads and then slides into the mobile device holder. The unit will keep the iPad cool for 15 hours continuously, says X-naut CEO Darren Saravis. The cooling mount is powered by AA batteries or external charging via micro USB).

The Active Cooling Mount for the iPad Air and 9.7-inch iPad Pro is $199.99. The iPad mini version is $179.99. Sorry, 12.9-inch iPad Pro owners, no Active Cooling Mount is available for the super-sized tablet.

The Active Cooling Mount for iPads was developed from a real-world situation that Saravis, also a pilot, experienced when his iPad overheated and shut off during a mission critical situation while flying. This extreme...

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06:22
X-naut announces new drone controller bracket

X-naut (www.x-naut.com) has entered into the consumer and commercial drone market with the launch of the Drone Controller Bracket that’s compatible with DJI Phantom and Inspire mobile device holders.

The Drone Controller Bracket attaches to the back of X-naut's Active Cooling Mount for iPads and then slides into the mobile device holder. The unit will keep the iPad cool for 15 hours continuously, says X-naut CEO Darren Saravis. The cooling mount is powered by AA batteries or external charging via micro USB).

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06:21
Athenry, Ireland Apple iCloud data center court...




The Irish courts continue to defer the Athenry, Ireland data center decision, and are next scheduled to hear the case in October.

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06:12
Decision on Apple’s proposed Irish data center...

A final decision on a proposed €850 million (approximately US$996) Apple data centre in Athenry, Ireland, has been pushed back to mid-October, The Irish Times reports. A decision was expected this week but the Courts Service has delayed hearing on the case until Oct. 12.

An Bord Pleanála — an independent, statutory, quasi-judicial body that decides on appeals from planning decisions made by local authorities in Ireland — granted planning permission for the development of the Galway centre in 2016. And even that was a delay.

Apple planned to start building the data center on a 500-acre site before the end of 2015. However, it was delayed when unhappy Irish citizens lodged formal complaints with the Irish government. Complainants argued that the data centre would increase noise and light pollution, flooding, and traffic. 

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06:00
Get TREBLAB X11 Wireless Earphones: Colorful and...

Want wireless earbuds but don't like the high price and bland white design of Apple AirPods? We've got the tiny TREBLAB X11 Earphones for you at $32.99, 83% off the original price of $199.99. You get the earbuds, a user manual, carrying case, 3 sizes of silicone eartips, 3 sizes of expandable foam eartips, and a micro-USB charging cable, and choice of black/red, teal, pink or plain old white colors.

  • Built-in mic allows you to accept calls w/ a touch
  • May be used as a single earpiece or as a pair
  • Passive noise cancellation & HD sound deliver rock-solid bass & super-crisp treble
  • Support multi-device connection
  • Secure ear fins give you truly wireless, sweat-proof flexibility for any activity...
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05:59
Apple sued for patent infringement involving the...

Another day, another lawsuit. As noted by AppleInsider, a company called CustomPlay has filed a lawsuit against Apple claiming a fourth-generation Apple TV feature that allows users to control and interact with video content using Siri voice commands infringes on patented software technology.

The Florida-based company claims Apple violates their patent (number 6,408,128) for “Replaying With Supplementary Information A Segment Of A Video.” It involves a function for “receiving, during a playing of a video, a replay request to replay a portion of a video, the replay request comprising a voice command;

storing a request position of the playing of the video responsive to the replay request; enabling a playing of supplementary information...

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05:58
ARKit: Augmented Reality for More Than Gaming

Josh Centers looks at the potential of ARKit and explains why augmented reality may be the next hot trend in the App Store.

 

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05:57
Apple reportedly paying LG $2.7B for OLED production...

It was reported earlier this month that Apple was close to striking a deal where it would make a large upfront investment in LG’s OLED production lines in return for output being exclusively devoted to iPhone screens.

A fresh report today supports this, and claims to have more detailed information on the as-yet-unannounced arrangement …

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05:49
AppleInsider podcast talks about the end of the iPod...




This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the death of the iPod, Apple's latest patent for AR googles, Foxconn manufacturing in the U.S., and much more.

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05:47
NeoFinder 7.1.2 - Catalog your external media and...

NeoFinder (formerly CDFinder) rapidly organizes your data, either on external or internal disks, or any other volumes. It catalogs all your data, so you stay in control of your data archive or disk library. With extensive metadata support, you can find your files quickly.

Features

  • Catalog: any hard disk, data folder, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, BlueRay, HD-DVD, iPod, Server Volume, Audio-CD, USB-Stick, FTP-Server, and more
  • Power: Handle really large amounts of data
  • Photo Previews: Create beautiful thumbnails for many photo and image formats, such as JPG, TIFF, EPS, RAW, PDF, PSD, BMP, GIF, PNG, TGA, IFF (Maya)
  • Audio Meta Data: MP3, AAC (iTunes), FLAC (Lossless), ALAC (Apple Lossless), and AIFF meta data: author, album, title, composer, lyrics, cover art, track number, duration, bit rate, genre, year, comment. Even catalogs whole Audio-CDs, and Apple iPhone ringtone files!
  • Photo Meta Data: XMP (used by Adobe Bridge),...
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05:39
Numi 3.17 - Menu-bar calculator supports text input.

Numi is a calculator that magically combines calculations with text, and allows you to freely share your computations.

  • Numi combines text editor and calculator
  • Support plain English. For example, '5 cm plus 1 meter'
  • Unit converter: Numi supports currency, length, area, volume, time, temperature, and data size. It automatically convert units if it's needed.
  • Configurable hotkey
  • Menubar and Dock modes



Version 3.17:

  • Startup performance improvements
  • Time zone handling improvements
  • Classic behavior for dock
  • Improved assignment handling
  • Added XBT for Bitcoins
  • Improved British pounds detection
  • Update notifications
  • Fixed currency detection with suffix
  • Fixed log function
  • Fixed formatting for currency
  • Fixed addition for scientific numbers
  • Fixed arctan function
  • Fixed today widget...
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05:25
VOX 2.8.28 - Music player that supports many...

VOX just sounds better! The beauty is in its simplicity, yet behind the minimal exterior lies a powerful music player with a ton of features and support for all audio formats you should ever need. VOX was originally developed following the principles of clarity, simplicity and versatility. Thus, the minimalistic interface incorporates both essential and unique features, which let you:

  • Listen to your music regardless of the format:
    • Play numerous lossy and lossless audio formats;
    • Export playlists in various formats (PLS, M3U, XSPF);
    • Open different playlist types including M3U, PLS, XSPF and the popular CUE format used to store CD rips;
    • Play audio files stored on NAS devices and other network drives.
  • Rule your music with ease:
    • Control the player from the main interface, Dock context menu or main menu controls;
    • Automatically search for all the missing album artwork from...
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05:15
Wikileaks publishes two more Mac-specific exploits...

If you’re interested in security, you’ll like this.

Wikileaks has just Wikileaks published two more Mac exploits from the so-called CIA Vault 7 under the name Project Imperial. The new exploits—Achilles and SeaPea—affect older versions of OS X, such as Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.

The exploits behave as follows:

Achilles:
The first exploit, called Achilles, lets an attacker trojan an OS X disk image (.dmg) installer with one or more specified executables for a one-time execution. In the user guide included in the leaked documents, the infected DMG file could be presented as a valid piece of software.

When the user copies it over to their Applications folder, the trojan executes whatever the attacker wants. After execution, all traces of Achilles files will be removed securely from the app. Achilles was tested on OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.

SeaPea:
The second exploit is called SeaPea, and it’s a rootkit that lets the...

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05:00
Apple Pay coming to many more small online stores...

You’ll be offered the opportunity to checkout with Apple Pay in many smaller online stores as ecommerce service Weebly has announced integration for the payment service.

Weebly powers more than 45 million online businesses worldwide, and notes that more than 40% of transactions take place on a mobile device …

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05:00
Apple discontinues iPod nano, iPod Shuffle, reduces...

The iPod nano and iPod Shuffle are no more.

Early Thursday, Apple removed the iPod nano and iPod shuffle from both its web site and online store around the world. The company confirmed that the units have been discontinued, but continues to sell the iPod touch with updated pricing and storage, including a 32GB model for $199 and 128GB model for $299.

For now, it appears the iPod nano and iPod shuffle are still available to purchase at many Apple Stores and other resellers, but that likely won’t be the case for too much longer. In the United States, the latest iPod nano started at $149 with 16GB of storage, while the iPod shuffle cost $49 with 2GB of storage.

Beyond additional colors and storage capacities, Apple had last updated the iPod Nano in October 2012 and the iPod Shuffle in September 2010.

Apple introduced the iPod shuffle in January 2005, followed by the iPod nano in September 2005. In total, there were seven generations of the iPod nano,...

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05:00
Apple patent hints at LTE-capabile laptops

Microsoft has announced that six PC manufacturers (HP, Lenovo, ASUS, VAIO, Huawei, and Xiaomi) are committed to producing LTE-capable laptops. When will Apple join the party? A new patent (number 20170212554) for “electronic devices having ventilation systems with antennas” shows that the company is at least considering the possibility.

According to the patent filing, an electronic device — including a laptop — may sport a metal housing that may have an upper housing in which a component such as a display is mounted and a lower housing in which a component such as a keyboard is mounted. Hinges may be used to mount the upper housing to the lower housing for rotation about a rotational axis. An LTE capable MacBook Pro or MacBook could connect directly to 4G LTE as a smartphone would.

In 2008, Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs rejected the idea of LTE-equipped laptops because it would add complexity to the device and lock customers in to a particular carrier. As noted by...

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05:00
Where to buy an iPod shuffle

Stock up, because Apple isn’t making them anymore. Apple recently discontinued its super-small audio player along with the iPod nano, leaving the iPod touch as the last iPod standing.

The iPod shuffle was originally introduced in 2005, and it seemed like an odd product because it had no screen. It had just a set of player controls set in a circular button ring. But it caught on and lived a long life in Apple’s product lineup.

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04:51
External Link: MacPaw Acquires Unarchiver

Mac developer MacPaw, which operates the Setapp app subscription service, has acquired the Unarchiver family of decompression apps. Unarchiver creator Dag Ågren said that after ten years of work on the apps, he had less time to maintain them properly, and expressed confidence that MacPaw would keep Unarchiver going for a long time. MacPaw said it will “support the Unarchiver, keep it up-to-date, localize into popular languages, and make design improvements. As before, the Unarchiver will be free for all Mac users.”

 

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04:45
Where to buy an iPod nano

Apple recently discontinued the iPod nano, which used to sit in the middle of the iPod product line. With its touch interface, it offered more operability than the iPod shuffle, but it wasn’t as big and bulky as an iPod touch or iPhone.

The iPod nano was a good device for athletes who wanted to listen to music, audiobooks, or podcasts during workouts, but wanted more control than what the iPod shuffle offers. Even if you aren’t working out, the iPod nano was a nice, small portable audio player that stayed out of your way.

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04:39
Wisconsin’s $3B in subsidies for Foxconn plant will...

Reports that Wisconsin will pay $3B in subsidies in return for Foxconn opening a display plant there have been confirmed, with a breakdown of the incentives. It’s been noted that with the full sum kicking in only if Foxconn provides the maximum quota of 13,000 jobs, the subsidies would amount to the state paying $231,000 per job …

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04:30
How to go directly to a specific folder in macOS...

You can jump directly to a specific folder in macOS Sierra if you wish. In the Finder, click the Go menu in the menu bar, then choose one of the following:

Enclosing Folder: Choose this option to open the parent folder for the current window. For example, if you’re in your Downloads folder, this option opens your All My Files, Documents, or other listed folders: Choose a folder from the list.

  • Library: Press and hold the Option key, then choose Library.
  • Recent Folders: Choose a folder from the submenu. (The submenu shows up to 10 recently opened folders.)
  • Go to Folder: Type the folder’s pathname (for example, /Library/Fonts/ or ~/Pictures/), then click Go.

A slash at the beginning of a pathname indicates that the starting point is the top level of your computer’s folder structure. A slash at the end indicates that this is a path to a folder, rather than a file.

A tilde (~) indicates your home folder. Most of your personal...

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04:18
Online payment fraud detection spending to hit $9.3...

A new study from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) finds that spending on online FDP (fraud detection and prevention) solutions is set to rise to $9.3 billion by 2022, an increase of 22% over this year’s anticipated spend.

The research group finds that perceptions of high software costs alongside relatively low awareness of effective solutions in the eCommerce space were slowing service uptake. Nevertheless, Juniper predicts that several factors would prove instrumental in driving the market forward.

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04:18
Online payment fraud detection spending to hit $9.3...

A new study from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) finds that spending on online FDP (fraud detection and prevention) solutions is set to rise to $9.3 billion by 2022, an increase of 22% over this year’s anticipated spend.

The research group finds that perceptions of high software costs alongside relatively low awareness of effective solutions in the eCommerce space were slowing service uptake. Nevertheless, Juniper predicts that several factors would prove instrumental in driving the market forward.

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04:17
Kool Tools: D-Link Cover Wi-Fi system

D-Link’s (www.dlink.com) $299.99 Covr AC3900 Wi-Fi System is a whole home Wi-Fi solution that uses a high-performance router and extender to create a single network with fast speeds and reliable connectivity. Combined, Covr’s router and extender kit deliver up to 6,000 square feet of coverage .
 

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04:05
Some have ‘lost hope’ as decision on Apple’s...

Some supporters of Apple’s proposed data center in Ireland say that have ‘totally lost hope’ that the project will go ahead after a final ruling on planning consent has been delayed yet again.

The latest delay means that a final decision won’t be made until some two years after Apple had hoped to begin construction …

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04:00
MultiDev can help you website management costs

By Aaron Lee

Pantheon's Multidev is designed to cut website management costs by letting teams instantly provision unlimited development environments in the cloud. 

Multidev does for a company’s website what software-defined data centers do for its infrastructure. Each member of a team can fork the entire stack of services that power a site on demand, developing in tandem on a single platform. As a result, large websites launch faster and cost less to manage over time. 

Based on Pantheon’s multi-tenant containerized architecture, Multidev spins quickly, with no need for additional infrastructure or virtual servers. For developers, the process is easy. A team member hits "fork" to provision a complete cloud development environment in seconds. Multidev supports feature-branching, per-developer sandboxes, dedicated quality assurance environments and more. 

Pantheon supports...

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03:58
Chromium 60.0.3112.78 - 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 60.0.3112.78:

Security Fixes

  • High CVE-2017-5091: Use after free in IndexedDB
  • High CVE-2017-5092: Use after free in PPAPI
  • High CVE-2017-5093: UI spoofing in Blink
  • High CVE-2017-5094: Type confusion in extensions
  • High CVE-2017-5095: Out-of-bounds write in PDFium
  • High CVE-2017-5096: User information leak via Android intents
  • High CVE-2017-5097: Out-of-bounds read in Skia
  • High CVE-2017-5098: Use after free in V8
  • High CVE-2017-5099: Out-of-bounds write in PPAPI
  • Medium CVE-2017-5100: Use after free in Chrome Apps
  • Medium CVE-2017-5101: URL spoofing in OmniBox
  • Medium CVE-2017-5102: Uninitialized use in Skia
  • Medium CVE-2017-5103: Uninitialized use in Skia
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03:36
Despite a Spike in Profits in Q2, there's an...

On July 7 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple hands Samsung their most profitable quarter to date." It's now official that Q2 is Samsung's most profitable quarter in many years and Apple's exclusive deals for OLED panels with Samsung went a long way in ensuring their strong quarter. Yet today a Korean business publication reports that behind the scenes there's a sense of crisis at Samsung with their Chief still in jail.

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for July 28, 2017

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

iOS Apps/Updates

Feral Interactive has launched ROME: Total War — Alexander for the iPad. In the $4.99 game, you become Alexander the Great and lead your Greek kingdom of Macedon against the all-powerful Persian Empire.

QuikStories is a new, free GoPro app feature that automatically pulls footage from a HERO5 camera and creates ready-to-share videos on your iPhone. QuikStories are shareable videos featuring customizable music, filters, and effects.

macOS Apps/Updates

Zevrix Solutions has released Output...

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Thursday July 27

20:59
Safari Technology Preview 11.0 - 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
Geekbench 4.1.1 - Measure processor and memory...

Geekbench provides a comprehensive set of benchmarks engineered to quickly and accurately measure processor and memory performance. Designed to make benchmarks easy to run and easy to understand, Geekbench takes the guesswork out of producing robust and reliable benchmark results.

The published price is for a single-user license for OS X only, see the pricing page for other license options.



Version 4.1.1:

  • Improves stability and performance



  • OS X 10.10.5 or later



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20:59
iMazing 2.3.3 - Complete iOS device manager (was...

iMazing (was DiskAid) is the ultimate iOS device manager with capabilities far beyond what iTunes offers. With iMazing and your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod), you can:

  • Copy music to and from any iOS device (even from one iOS device to another!), regardless of what Mac or PC the device is already synced to. Music transfer done right, without limitations or restrictions.
  • Backup & restore individual iOS apps along with your custom saved data, perfect for freeing up space on your iOS device without losing your files, great for installing apps including your data on another iOS device you own.
  • Transfer files to and from an iOS device, and browse the iOS file system.
  • Use your iOS device like a USB key.
  • Browse and save messages (SMS, MMS, iMessage), voicemails, and call logs, none of which iTunes can do.
  • Browse, save, and add contacts to your iPhone, without automatically adding them to your iCloud...
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20:59
TeamViewer 12.0.81279 - Establish remote connections...

TeamViewer gives you remote control of any computer or Mac over the Internet within seconds, or can be used for online meetings. Find out why more than 200 million users trust TeamViewer!

Free for non-commercial users. Licensing terms for business users can be found here.



Version 12.0.81279:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated



  • OS X 10.8.5 or later



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19:56
Apple sued over Apple TV's 'What did he...




Florida-based software company CustomPlay on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Apple claiming a fourth-generation Apple TV feature that allows users to control and interact with video content using Siri voice commands infringes on patented software technology.

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18:51
Apple hit with patent infringement suit over Apple...

A Florida-based digital video company is suing Apple over a Siri feature of the fourth-generation Apple TV. The company, CustomPlay, says that it originally created the Apple TV and Siri feature that allows users to ask “what did he say?” to rewind and rewatch a short section of the video.

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17:53
Florida Company Sues Apple, Says Apple TV's...

Florida company CustomPlay filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple today, claiming the fourth-generation Apple TV's rewind with closed captioning tvOS feature copies its movie companion software.

Using the Siri Remote, Apple TV users can ask "what did she say?" and tvOS will rewind the TV show or movie by 10-15 seconds and resume playing with closed captioning temporarily enabled.

Skip to roughly the 1:02:13 mark of Apple's September 2015 event video below to see a live demo of the feature.

Skip to roughly the 1:02:13 mark of the video

CustomPlay owner Max Abecassis essentially argues he invented the idea first, based on U.S. Patent No. 6,408,128 B1, filed in 1998 and granted in 2002. A relevant excerpt from the patent's description:A remote control capable of activating a replay...

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17:37
LG mobile sales tank as Samsung Mobile revenues...




LG blamed a "challenging quarter for mobiles" for the $117.27 million quarterly loss posted by its mobile unit, even as the company posted slightly higher year-over-year revenues across its other businesses. Samsung similarly reported strong overall earnings--primarily from its semiconductor segment--while its mobile unit turned in revenues and profits better than last year but still below its Galaxy heyday back in 2014.

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16:43
What do you think of Apple’s decision to discontinue...

Earlier today, Apple officially discontinued the iPod nano and iPod shuffle. While some say the move has been a long time coming, others were taken aback by the sudden move.

How do you feel about Apple’s decision to kill the iPod nano and iPod shuffle?

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16:20
Microsoft OneDrive recognized as a Leader in Gartner...

Today, we are happy to announce that Gartner has recognized Microsoft as a leader in the new CCP (Content Collaboration Platforms) Magic Quadrant Report for 2017. In addition to being positioned as leader, Microsoft was placed highest for Ability to Execute.

The post Microsoft OneDrive recognized as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Content Collaboration Platforms appeared first on Office Blogs.

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15:41
∞ Can Apple grow a forest

Lisa Jackson, Apple’s lead on Environment work, and a group of colleagues went out to dinner one night. They ate, drank, and came up with a plan to ensure almost 1 million acres of forests are responsibly managed by 2020.

This is what I love about Apple—they aren’t just about getting products out to consumers, they think about everything along the way, including the impact they have on the environment.

Cheers, Lisa Jackson!

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15:37
Apple store approved for Carnegie Library

Apple has finalized terms with Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, to lease a portion of the Carnegie Library at at Mount Vernon Square, described as a newly transformed convention and entertainment district in downtown Washington D.C.

That is going to be a beautiful store.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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15:25
Watch: Apple officially kills off iPod nano, iPod...




After nearly 12 years of service, Apple on Thursday officially killed off the iPod nano and iPod shuffle, leaving the $199 32GB iPod touch as the only iPod consumers can buy.

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14:59
MacPaw scoops up Unarchiver, a macOS file extraction...

MacPaw, makers of Setapp and developers of a number of macOS apps, has purchased The Unarchiver, a file extraction utility.

Oleksandr Kosovan, the CEO and founder of MacPaw, says his company will maintain the Unarchiver, keep it up-to-date, localize into popular languages and implement design improvements. As before, the Unarchiver will be free for all Mac users. All the apps and app-related assets will be transferred to MacPaw’s developer account. 

The Unarchiver is an built-in archive extraction program on macOS. It’s designed to handle many more formats than Archive Utility, and to better fit in with the design of the Finder, says Kosovan. It can handle file names in foreign character sets, created with non-English versions of other operating systems.

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14:57
MacPaw acquires Unarchiver file extraction utility

MacPaw (www.macpaw.com), makers of Setapp and developers of a number of macOS apps, has purchased The Unarchiver, a file extraction utility.

Oleksandr Kosovan, the CEO and founder of MacPaw, says his company will maintain the Unarchiver, keep it up-to-date, localize into popular languages and implement design improvements. As before, the Unarchiver will be free for all Mac users. All the apps and app-related assets will be transferred to MacPaw’s developer account.

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14:49
Apple Store app is updated for iOS devices

Apple has updated its Apple Store app for iPhones and iPads to version 4.3.

You can use Touch ID to securely and conveniently pay for your order with your Apple ID, as well as make changes to account settings. It’s also now easier than ever to see if the iPhone you want is available at an Apple Store near you.

The Apple Store app allows you to, among other things, get recommendations based on the Apple products you already own. You can use it to find out which accessories are compatible with your devices, upgrade to a new iPhone from your current one, keep track of your orders wherever you go, and sign up for hands-on sessions in store. You can even use Apple Pay to check out from your iPhone when you visit a participating Apple Store.

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14:47
Apple Store app is updated for iPhones and iPads

Apple has updated its Apple Store app (http://tinyurl.com/o47k2cv) for iPhones and iPads to version 4.3.

You can use Touch ID to securely and conveniently pay for your order with your Apple ID, as well as make changes to account settings. It’s also now easier than ever to see if the iPhone you want is available at an Apple Store near you.

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14:43
SparkyLinux 5: Great All-Purpose Distro for...


When I first reviewed the Game Over edition of SparkyLinux several years ago, I called it one of the best full-service Linux distros catering to game players you could find. That assessment extends to last month's release of the non-gaming edition of this distro. The latest edition of SparkyLinux, version 5.0 "Nibiru," finds its true calling as a Linux distro that falls between those that are beginner-friendly and those that require some amount of Linux knowledge. SparkyLinux 5.0 is based on the testing branch of Debian.

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The best card combos in Clash Royale
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2v2 is coming back to Clash Royale in a big way. Although it's only been available for temporary periods of time, 2v2 has seen a hugely positive fan response, with players clamoring for more team-based gameplay. Soon we'll get yet another taste of... | Read more »

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