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Friday December 23

03:34
How to track Santa Claus on Christmas Eve from any...

The presents are wrapped, the tree is up, and the stockings will soon be hung by the chimney with care. There’s only one thing left to do: track Santa’s annual voyage around the world from your PC, smartphone, or tablet.

Santa officially begins his annual trek around 10 p.m. UTC on December 24, which is 5 a.m. Eastern/2 a.m. Pacific. Here’s how to keep tabs on Santa’s 2016 journey.

Norad

It’s been 61 years since a misprinted telephone number in a newspaper ad led children in the Colorado Springs area to call NORAD predecessor CONAD,  looking for Santa.

As usual, the fun begins at NoradSanta.org, where you can find games, videos, music, and stories to pass the time. Once Santa’s sleigh lifts off from the North Pole, the website will track Santa on a map and link to video updates on YouTube.

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03:23
Safari Technology Preview 10.1 - The newest browser...

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

Features

  • Shared Links Extensibility. Use the new Shared Links API extension to add link suggestions to the shared links feed on Safari for OS X and iOS.
  • Content Blocking API for Safari extensions. Easily block content from a large collection of webpage resources with minimal overhead and incredibly high performance.
  • Force Touch Trackpad Mouse Events. Create interactivity like never before using new events and force information from the Force Touch Trackpad.
  • CSS Scroll Snapping. Use CSS scroll snapping to keep the focal point of your content in view when scrolling momentum stops.
  • FairPlay Streaming....
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03:09
RapidWeaver 7.2.1 - Create template-based websites...

RapidWeaver is a next-generation Web design application to help you easily create professional-looking Web sites in minutes. No knowledge of complex code is required, RapidWeaver will take care of all that for you. RapidWeaver produces valid XHTML- and CSS-based websites.

One of the perks about using RapidWeaver is that it has a strong custom theme community. You can download themes and edit them from within RapidWeaver and the result is a pretty slick-looking website that takes very little effort.

RapidWeaver also has a lot of custom plug-ins. Some of them make it easier to edit images directly in RapidWeaver. Others make creating a site map a matter of a few clicks. The supportive community that surrounds RapidWeaver is really what makes this great app superior to other WYSIWYG website creation tools. Be sure to check out YourHead.com for some little tools to help spice up your website in...

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03:00
The Morning After: Friday December 23, 2016

Before you take off for the holiday, we're looking back at this year's best games and gadgets, and fearing the worst when it comes to next year's weather.

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Thursday December 22

21:04
Uber deploying self-driving cars from San Francisco...

This is unlikely to hurt Uber in the long run but the arrogance on display in California certainly won’t endear them to governments of the state.

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21:00
Pokémon Go is finally available on the Apple Watch

Luckily for players who own Apple Watches, rumors the game wasn’t going to be available proved to be false.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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20:59
TextSoap 8.3 - Automate tedious text document...

TextSoap can automatically remove unwanted characters, fix up messed up carriage returns, and do pretty much anything else that we can think of to text. Save time and effort. Be more productive.

Stop manually fixing text documents and emails. Let TextSoap help you automate away all that tediousness. And do it all from within your favorite app using TextSoap Menu. Enable it in preferences and access TextSoap in most apps that support standard copy and paste.

Easy to learn for casual users, TextSoap offers the flexibility that expert users need.



Version 8.3:

Note: Requires OS X 10.10 or later.

Note: Version 8 is a paid upgrade from previous versions. Upgrade information can be found here.

Improvements

  • Case-transformation cleaners and actions offer improved international language...
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20:59
Dropbox 16.4.30 - Cloud backup and synchronization...

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

Note: You must first sign up to use Dropbox.

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



Version 16.4.30:

  • Many improvements and fixes.



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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20:59
LibreOffice 5.2.4.2 - 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 5.2.4.2:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.8 or later



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20:59
Butler 4.1.23 - Hot key, menu, and keyword launcher.

Butler makes it easier for you to perform a wide variety of potentially recurring tasks. Just arrange these tasks in Butler's fully customizable configuration and assign one or more triggers to a task.

Available Triggers

  • freely configurable system-wide menus in your menu bar/Butler's docklet
  • freely configurable pop-up menus -- triggered via hot key or hot corner (see below)
  • abbreviations -- for example, enter "qt" to launch QuickTime Player
  • hot keys -- for example, hit [F1] make iTunes switch to the next track
  • hot corners -- for example, [shift]-[right mouse button click] in the lower left corner of your screen to pop up a menu that lists all system preference panes
  • events -- for example, launch iChat when Butler starts up and the [option] key is not held

Possible Tasks

  • launch applications
  • open files
  • access preference panes
  • manage bookmarks...
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20:59
ForkLift 3.0 Beta 7 - Powerful file manager: FTP,...

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

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

Features

  • Completely re-built from scratch inside and out
  • Disklets (you can mount a remote connection as a disk and access it from any app...
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20:59
QuickBooks 16.1.10.1552 R11 - Financial management...

QuickBooks helps you manage your business easily and efficiently. Organize your finances all in one place, track money going in and out of your business, and spot areas where you can save.

  • Built for Mac OS - Looks and works like you'd expect
  • Create invoices, pay bills, and manage expenses
  • Gain insight into your business with over 100 reports
  • New tool lets you easily track mileage
  • New multi-user options offer simultaneous access to QuickBooks data



Version 16.1.10.1552 R11:

Note: Currently available for $219.95

Updated:

  • 1096 Form changes
  • Registration
  • Merchant Account Services



  • OS X 10.10.2 or later



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20:59
LaunchBar 6.8 - Powerful file/URL/email launcher...

LaunchBar is an award-winning productivity utility that offers an amazingly intuitive and efficient way to search and access any kind of information stored on your computer or on the Web. It provides instant access to your applications, documents, contacts, and bookmarks, to your music library, to search engines and more, just by entering short abbreviations of the searched item's name.

You just hit Command-Space to bring LaunchBar's input window to front, enter an arbitrary abbreviation, and as soon as you start typing LaunchBar displays the best matching choices, ready to be opened immediately.

Start applications, open documents, invoke system services, compose emails, or navigate the Web--LaunchBar will be your essential servant.



Version 6.8:

Improved 1Password Integration

  • Thanks to the enhanced 3rd-party integration of 1Password 6.5, we are now able to provide much more comprehensive access to your...
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20:59
Capture One 10.0.0.193 - RAW workflow software.

Capture One is a professional RAW converter offering you ultimate image quality with accurate colors and incredible detail from more than 300 high-end cameras -- straight out of the box. It offers state-of-the-art tethered capture, powerful digital asset management, extensive adjustment tools and a flexible workflow.

With an updated processing engine, market-leading performance and powerful new features, Capture One is the professional choice in imaging software. You get the highly responsive precision tools you need to create stunning images from your camera's RAW files in a time-saving workflow that can be customized to fit your needs.



Version 10.0.0.193:

Note: Version 10 is a paid upgrade from previous versions.

Note: Now requires OS X 10.11 or later

New

  • High Performance Engine - The Capture One Pro 10 Engine increases Performance for faster browsing, zooming,...
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20:59
1Password 6.5.3 - Powerful password manager;...

1Password is a password manager that uniquely brings you both security and convenience. It is the only program that provides anti-phishing protection and goes beyond password management by adding Web form filling and automatic strong password generation. Your confidential information, including passwords, identities, and credit cards, is kept secure using strong encryption.

1Password fully supports major Web browsers, including Safari, Firefox, Chrome, and Opera. All browser extensions share the same encrypted data which means you never need to manually copy your passwords between browsers or from the password manager to a browser ever again!

1Password has received numerous awards, including 5 mice from Macworld magazine, MacLife Editors pick, and was the Pick of Week on MacBreak Weekly by both Leo Laporte and Merlin Mann.

1Password is also available for and syncs with Windows, iOS, and Android.



Version 6.5.3:

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20:59
The Hit List 1.1.28 - Advanced reminder application.

The Hit List manages the daily chaos of your modern life. It's easy to learn - it's as easy as making lists. And it's powerful enough to let you plan, then forget, then act when the time is right.

Your life is complicated enough as it is. The tool to manage your life shouldn't be. The Hit List keeps things simple by not forcing you to learn a system. It can be as simple as just keeping a list of things to do as you would on a piece of paper. However, if you do have a task management system such as Getting Things Done by David Allen, The Hit List is flexible enough to support you.

Forget what you need to do--with confidence.



Version 1.1.28:

  • Disable disk caching of sync callback network activity
  • Make "New Task in The Hit List" service work properly in macOS 10.12 Sierra



  • OS X 10.7.5 or later



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20:59
Vivaldi 1.6.689.40 - An advanced browser made with...

Vivaldi is a browser for our friends.

In 1994, two programmers started working on a web browser. Our idea was to make a really fast browser, capable of running on limited hardware, keeping in mind that users are individuals with their own requirements and wishes. Opera was born. Our little piece of software gained traction, our group grew, and a community was created. We stayed close to our users and to our roots. We kept improving our software, based on our users feedback, as well as our own ideas on how to make a great browser. We innovated and we strove for excellence. Fast forward to 2015, the browser we once loved has changed its direction. Sadly, it is no longer serving its community of users and contributors who helped build the browser in the first place.

So we came to a natural conclusion:...

We must make a new browser. A browser for ourselves and a browser for our friends. A browser that is fast, but also a browser that is rich...

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20:59
WhatRoute 2.0.11 - Geographically trace online data-...

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

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

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


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20:37
Consumer Reports has battery problems with new...

Regardless of your opinion of Consumer Reports, this does not look good for Apple. Apple refused comment on the report but expect them to, in the New Year, address the issue.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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20:19
Leaked files show just how much data Cellebrite’s...

Cellebrite has garnered attention over recent years for its specialization skills in cracking cellphone encryption and accessing data stored on devices. The company was originally believed to have been behind the unlocking method used by the FBI in the San Bernardino iPhone 5c, though later reports refuted that.

This evening, ZDNet has published a new report showing just how powerful Cellebrite’s tool is and just how important it is to protect yourself.

more…

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19:41
Leaked documents show breadth of iPhone data...




Thanks to the recent encryption debate many smartphone owners are keenly aware of personal data stored on their iPhone, from contacts to calendar entries to photo metadata and more. Newly leaked documents relating to Israeli digital forensics firm Cellebrite demonstrate how much of that information is available to law enforcement agencies, at least when a device is left unencrypted.

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18:10
Winner of the AirPods giveaway announced [Kelly D.]




AppleInsider would like to congratulate the winner of our latest giveaway, Kelly D., who will receive a pair of Apple's brand-new AirPods.

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17:40
Apple's MacBook Pro gets Two Thumbs Down from...

The dichotomy between how Apple and the rest of the world see the new MacBook Pro is stark. Although Apple preaches that market share and "volume" shipments isn't what it's about, it's the first measurement Phil Schiller used to "prove" to the world that the new MacBook Pro is a hit.

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16:33
'Elf,' 'Christmas Vacation' top...




Just in time for Christmas, Apple on Thursday revealed the all time best-selling holiday movies on iTunes since the online storefront began selling films in 2008, with Will Ferrell's "Elf" taking the top spot.

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16:20
Apple debuts three videos promoting iBooks exclusive...




Apple on Thursday shared three promotional videos touting the new enhanced edition of "A Song of Ice and Fire," on which HBO's hit show "Game of Thrones" is based, which landed as an exclusive in the iBooks Store in September.

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16:05
2016 MacBook Pro Fails To Receive a Recommendation...

Consumer Reports has released its evaluation of the new MacBook Pro laptops, and it's not good. The 2016 MacBook Pro is the first MacBook to fail to receive a recommendation from the nonprofit organization dedicated to unbiased product testing. 9to5Mac reports: In a post breaking down the decision not to recommend the new MacBook Pros, Consumer Reports explains that while the new models held up well in terms of display quality and performance, the battery life issues were too big of an issue to overlook. The organization tested three MacBook Pro variants: a 13-inch Touch Bar model, a 15-inch Touch Bar model, and a 13-inch model without the Touch Bar. The general consensus was that "MacBook Pro battery life results were highly inconsistent from one trial to the next." Consumer Reports explains that the 13-inch Touch Bar model saw battery life of 16 hours in one test and 3.75 hours in another, while the non-Touch Bar model maxed out at 19.5 hours, but also lasted just 4.5 hours in...

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15:38
The Wirecutter's best deals: UE's Boom 2...

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

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15:17
MacBook Pro fails to earn Consumer Reports...




For the first time ever, Consumer Reports has denied Apple's MacBook Pro lineup -- all three machines -- of recommended ratings, saying battery life inconsistencies are too concerning to ignore.

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14:56
Apple Music execs Iovine & Jackson go on defense...




Apple Music executives Jimmy Iovine and Larry Jackson adopted a defensive tone in parts of an interview published on Thursday, working to explain things like the fallout of a Frank Ocean deal, and why Kanye West's "The Life of Pablo" became a short-term Tidal exclusive.

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14:53
2016 MacBook Pro Denied Recommendation From Consumer...

Apple's 2016 MacBook Pro has failed to receive a purchase recommendation from Consumer Reports due to battery life issues that were encountered during testing. Battery life reportedly "varied dramatically" from one trial to another.

According to a new report that covers the new MacBook Pro, the machine is the first of Apple's MacBooks that has not received a Consumer Reports recommendation.

The MacBook Pro battery life results were highly inconsistent from one trial to the next.

For instance, in a series of three consecutive tests, the 13-inch model with the Touch Bar ran for 16 hours in the first trial, 12.75 hours in the second, and just 3.75 hours in the third. The 13-inch model without the Touch Bar worked for 19.5 hours in one trial but only 4.5 hours in the next. And the numbers for the...

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14:53
The team behind 'That Dragon, Cancer' made...

The folks behind the heartrending, award-winning autobiographical game That Dragon, Cancer are back with a new project. Don't worry though, because it sounds like the polar opposite of that tragic tale. In the episodic virtual reality game Untethered...

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14:48
Hands-on: Glyph’s Atom SSD is a good choice for...

As a full time Final Cut Pro X user, I’m always on the lookout for things that can make my editing workflow easier. One such product that fits that description is the Atom SSD from Glyph.

The USB-C-enabled 1TB Atom SSD lends ample storage space to the MacBook Pro in a small, portable form factor. More importantly, the unit is plenty fast for transferring the large files that are common to video editing workflows.

Thanks to its portable size and fast transfer rates, it’s a solid way to add additional storage to the 12-inch MacBook or the MacBook Pro, especially while away from your home or office. Have a look at our hands-on video walkthrough as we take the Atom SSD for a spin.

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14:31
The 2016 MacBook Pro is the first MacBook to not...

Apple’s long-awaited MacBook Pro refresh has been met with some criticism thus far, primarily due to battery life concerns. Now, however, Consumer Reports is out with its look at the new MacBook Pro laptops, and it’s not good.

Consumer Reports says that the 2016 MacBook Pro is the first MacBook not to receive recommended ratings from the organization.

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14:24
AWT News Update: December 22, 2016

What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger, and Steve's getting stronger every day in his battle with the Brazilian Death Flu. Today, with just a minimum of voice-cracking, we give you the following news bites:

  • AT&T rolls out the Cell Protect spam blocking service...although it doesn't work everywhere or on every iPhone
  • Apple has apparently been asked to unlock an iPhone 4s used by the assassin who killed the Russian ambassador to Turkey
  • Now you can be the life of the party with your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus and djay Pro for iPhone!
  • Missiles are flying back and forth between Finland and Cupertino as the patent war between Nokia and Apple escalates

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

Subscribe to the Podcast...

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14:07
Apple debuts new Apple Watch mini-ad focusing on...




Apple on Thursday shared a new short commercial highlighting the new Apple Watch Series 2, this time throwing a spotlight on the wearable's waterproof design.

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14:05
Pokemon Go Arrives On the Apple Watch

Niantic, the developers behind Pokemon Go, have finally launched the Apple Watch version of the game. The new smartwatch app will let you play Pokemon Go without having to constantly pull out your smartphone. Instead, you can use the watch to tap to find nearby Pokemon, collect items from PokeStops, and log your gameplay as a "workout." TechCrunch reports: The AR and GPS-powered game, which has been downloaded 600 million times as of November, offers a unique combination of gameplay and physical activity that makes sense for a platform like the Apple Watch. The new app will take advantage of the watch's fitness-tracking capabilities, as gameplay counts toward your personal Activity rings. In addition, your Apple Watch sessions will count toward hatching your Pokemon Eggs, too, as well as receiving Candy with your Buddy Pokemon. In addition to fitness tracking, Pokemon Go will also tie into the Apple Watch's ability to push notifications to your wrist. The app will send alerts about...

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13:51
Apple Shares New 'Go Swim' Ad for Apple...

Apple continues to position the Apple Watch as "the gift of go" with a new ten-second ad called "Go Swim" that shows an Apple Watch Series 2 being used in a backyard swimming pool. It is the seventh ad in Apple's "the gift of go" ad campaign for the Apple Watch this holiday shopping season.

The ads will likely appear on TV in the United States, and possibly elsewhere, alongside "Go Surf," "Go Ride," "Go Play," "Go Run," "Go Out," and "Go Dance" ads shared earlier this month. Apple said it set a new Apple Watch sales record during...

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13:46
NBA's new second-screen app syncs with games on...

The NBA is rolling out a new fantasy sports app called InPlay, which will let fans have a second-screen experience during nationally televised games. It's a slightly different concept than services like Yahoo Fantasy: InPlay syncs stats by recognizin...

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13:40
∞ Creating Saturday Night Live: Cold open to...

Like a well-oiled machine.

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13:38
New Apple Watch Series 2 ‘Go Swim’ promo highlights...

Continuing its recent deluge of Apple Watch advertisements, Apple today has shared a new clip highlighting the device. The video, entitled “Go Swim,” highlights the water-resistant design of the Series 2 model.

more…

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13:30
Uber ships self-driving cars to Arizona after San...

A day after it was forced to halt self-driving car testing in California, Uber loaded its cars onto trucks on Thursday and shipped them to neighboring Arizona, where testing will continue with the support of that state.

The cars were loaded onto trucks built by Otto, an Uber subsidiary developing self-driving trucks, and left San Francisco in the morning, Uber said in a statement.

“Our cars departed for Arizona this morning by truck,” the company said. “We’ll be expanding our self-driving pilot there in the next few weeks, and we’re excited to have the support of Governor Ducey.”

Uber also released a series images to journalists of the cars on trucks leaving the city—a very public rebuke to its home city and state.

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13:17
Notable apps and app updates for Dec. 22, 2016

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

iOS Apps/Updates

Notus Games Studio has introduced Christmas Mansion 3. It’s a free puzzle gamein which players help an elf to prepare a town for Christmas with ornaments and decorations. HOu build cafes and shops for Christmas fair, decorate the fir-tree and town hall, get beautiful ornaments, illuminations and ice sculptures to create the real Christmas spirit and more.

Adrian Nelson has launched The Mighty App Finder. It’s a free Apple App Store discovery app that offers a visual approach to app discovery.

Conceptis has debuted...

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13:14
Steam's Winter Sale arrives with deals on...

Happy holidays from Valve: Steam's yearly fire sale is happening from now until January 2nd. So, you've got a few more days to snag a deal on Firewatch, Doom, Farming Simulator 17 and loads of other games you might have missed this year.

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13:07
Apple announces iTunes’ top five best-selling...

Elf!? Wow. This is a really lame list.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:05
Peak Canadiana: Alberta man takes Zamboni through...

It just doesn’t get much more Candian than this.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:03
First Android Wear 2.0 Smartwatches to Launch Early...

The first Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches will launch in the first quarter of next year, according to Android Wear product manager Jeff Chang, who took part in an exclusive interview with The Verge.

The two new flagship models will not have Google or Pixel branding, but rather branding from the undisclosed company manufacturing them—so one of Asus, Huawei, LG, Motorola, or a few other brands.

Following the launch of the two new smartwatches, the Android Wear 2.0 update will be pushed out for some, but not all, existing Android Wear watches:

• Moto 360 Gen 2

• Moto 360 Sport

• LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE

• LG Watch Urbane

• LG G Watch R

• Polar M600

• Casio Smart Outdoor Watch

• Nixon Mission

• Tag Heuer Connected• Fossil Q Wander

•...

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13:00
The Week in iPhone and iPad Cases: Bring home...

New cases on the scene

Just a few days away from the holidays, this week’s roundup of new iPhone and iPad cases helps you find last minute gifts for your friends and family.

Evolutive Labs

Image by Evolutive Labs

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12:59
Jimmy Iovine & Larry Jackson discuss Apple Music...

In an new interview released today, Jimmy Iovine and Larry Jackson delve deeper into some of the finer points of their artistic relationships on the Apple Music platform. The pair go into details on why hip-hop and R&B artists have seen a surge in streaming, how they maintain their relationships with artists despite labels, and the impact of Apple Music’s platform on piracy.

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12:49
1Password 6.5.3 - Powerful password manager;...

1Password is a password manager that uniquely brings you both security and convenience. It is the only program that provides anti-phishing protection and goes beyond password management by adding Web form filling and automatic strong password generation. Your confidential information, including passwords, identities, and credit cards, is kept secure using strong encryption.

1Password fully supports major Web browsers, including Safari, Firefox, Chrome, and Opera. All browser extensions share the same encrypted data which means you never need to manually copy your passwords between browsers or from the password manager to a browser ever again!

1Password has received numerous awards, including 5 mice from Macworld magazine, MacLife Editors pick, and was the Pick of Week on MacBreak Weekly by both Leo Laporte and Merlin Mann.

1Password is also available for and syncs with Windows, iOS, and Android.



Version 6.5.3:

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12:44
Uber is moving its self-driving cars from California...

Uber's self-driving vehicle tests on the streets of San Francisco ended earlier this week when the California DMV stepped in. The state revoked the registrations on Uber's self-driving cars after the company flew in the face of both city and state of...

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12:32
How cheat codes vanished from video games

Raise your hand if you’re old enough to remember scrounging for cheat codes.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:30
The best games of 2016

The year is nearly over, and I don't think I'm alone in saying that I'm ready to leave behind the dark, twisted fantasy that is 2016.

No matter your political persuasion, social status or country of residence, you'll have felt disquieted by events a...

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12:25
Pokémon GO is now on the Apple Watch

Pokémon GO is now available for the Apple Watch, allowing you to explore and experience the world around you directly from your wrist.

You can interact with Pokémon GO on the smartwatch, using quick taps to discover nearby Pokémon and collect items from PokéStops. Once you encounter a Pokémon, you can catch it from your iPhone. You can log your play sessions through the Apple Watch app as a Workout that will count toward your personal Activity rings, while also counting distance toward hatching Pokémon Eggs.

Pokémon GO is available free at the Apple App Store.

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12:18
AirPods aren’t perfect, but wonderfully designed

The minute it was announced that Apple’s AirPods went on sale, I went to the Apple online store and ordered a pair. They arrived on Tuesday, Dec. 20, so I’ve been using them for three days. Overall, I really like them, though they do fall out of my ears when I run.

I know that Tim Cook and others have said the AirPods stay in place while running; however, twice I’ve gone for a run with the wireless earphones and twice they began to slip out less than a mile into my six-mile run. I could have securely pushed ‘em back in repeatedly during my jaunt, but there’s no way I’m taking a chance on losing a $159 product.

However, during brisk walks, they stay in place just fine. So here’s what I recommend: use them with your Apple devices while walking, working, or lounging and get a $9.99 Spigen AirPods Strap (shown below) to keep them from getting lost while running. 

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12:12
Nokia expands number of patent suits against Apple...




Nokia on Thursday said it has increased the number of patent suits launched against Apple from 32 to 40, spread across 11 countries, including the U.S. and parts of Asia and Europe.

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12:12
Pokémon Go for Apple Watch is finally here

Your Apple Watch can now help you try to “catch ’em all.”

On Thursday, Pokémon Go for Apple Watch (free) was finally released into the wild. A companion to the popular mobile game, this watchOS app will send players notifications about nearby Pokémon and track your distance towards hatching Pokémon eggs and receiving candy for your Buddy Pokémon.

Pokémon Go for Apple Watch was first announced during Apple’s September event to much fanfare. As the year’s coming to a close, there was some speculation that the watchOS app wouldn’t be available before the holidays as originally promised.

...

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12:09
Obama dismantles registry used to track Muslims and...

The Obama administration is formally tearing apart a national registry which was used to keep tabs on visitors from countries with terrorist groups, the Department of Homeland Security announced today. The National Security Entry-Exit Registration Sy...

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12:00
The best made-for-iPhone, iPad, & Apple TV game...

There have been a lot of changes since Apple first introduced specs for its Made-for-iPhone (and iPad and Apple TV) game controllers. Controllers have come down in price, more games support gamepads, and the 4th-gen Apple TV introduced an App Store with multi-controller support giving Apple its first real living room gaming machine. Below we put them to the test (all of them!) to find out which one is best overall and the best for each of Apple’s platforms.

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11:50
Android Wear 2.0 will launch on a pair of flagship...

The market for smartwatches is drying up, but Google seems intent on shaking it up. We already knew that Android Wear 2.0 would arrive in early 2017, but Android Wear product manager Jeff Chang recently confirmed to The Verge that the updated platfor...

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11:44
'Pokemon Go' Apple Watch implementation...




After erroneous reports over the weekend said that the Apple Watch implementation of "Pok?mon Go" was cancelled, developer Niantic has started the roll-out process for the update for iOS.

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11:43
Investigating ChronoSync 4.7 for Cloud Backup

The latest update to the long-standing synchronization and backup app ChronoSync lets you perform scheduled backups to Amazon S3 and Google Cloud and via SFTP. This is particularly interesting from the perspective of off-site backups.

 

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11:41
The movie that doesn’t exist and the Redditors who...

I know Sinbad and asked him about this at a Macworld Expo many years ago. He thought it was hilarious and was sure people were confusing him with the Shaquille O’Neal movie.

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11:31
Pokémon GO for Apple Watch Now Available on App Store

Niantic has announced Pokémon GO is now available for Apple Watch, enabling players to discover nearby Pokémon and collect items from PokéStops directly from their wrists. The companion app is bundled with the latest update to Pokémon GO for iPhone and iPad [Direct Link], version 1.21.2, rolling out on the App Store today.

Pokémon GO for Apple Watch enables players to log each play session as a Workout, with gameplay counting toward personal Activity rings, receive notifications about nearby Pokémon, view distances toward hatching Pokémon Eggs, receive notifications when Eggs hatch and medals are awarded, and more at a glance.

Pokémon GO cannot be fully played on Apple Watch, as once you encounter a Pokémon, you must catch it...

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11:21
If you're traveling with your iPhone this...




If you travel a lot with your iPhone, there are a few apps that can make those arduous holiday journeys a bit easier, and AppleInsider delves into a few that we like.

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11:19
Faraday Future could be out of business by February

Last we heard, Faraday Future was going through a rough patch in regards to building its manufacturing facility in Nevada. Now, it appears the electric vehicle company's troubles are worse than anticipated. The key theme, across report from Buzzfeed...

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11:13
Dropbox 16.4.30 - Cloud backup and synchronization...

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

Note: You must first sign up to use Dropbox.

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



Version 16.4.30:

  • Many improvements and fixes.



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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11:13
Congress claims Snowden has been in contact with...

Edward Snowden, the NSA contractor who released a trove of confidential documents detailing the massive scope of US surveillance programs, has been accused by Congress of giving information to Russian intelligence agencies. A new report from the US H...

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11:08
Pokémon Go lands on the Apple Watch after Activity...

After first being demoed at Apple’s iPhone 7 event back in September, Niantic has finally shipped Pokémon Go for Apple Watch. The new app update doesn’t appear to be available just yet but should rolling out starting today.

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11:03
A French town just installed the world's first...

The tiny town of Tourouvre-au-Perche in Normandy, France no longer has to worry about how it will power its street lights. The Sun will handle that.

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11:00
'Pokémon Go' is available right now on the...

Pokémon Go has made its way to the Apple Watch, enabling trainers to receive notifications right on their wrists about nearby Pokémon, PokéStops, eggs and medals. Players are even able to collect goodies from PokéStops dir...

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10:58
QuickBooks 16.1.10.1552 R11 - Financial management...

QuickBooks helps you manage your business easily and efficiently. Organize your finances all in one place, track money going in and out of your business, and spot areas where you can save.

  • Built for Mac OS - Looks and works like you'd expect
  • Create invoices, pay bills, and manage expenses
  • Gain insight into your business with over 100 reports
  • New tool lets you easily track mileage
  • New multi-user options offer simultaneous access to QuickBooks data



Version 16.1.10.1552 R11:

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10:54
PSA: The original RollerCoaster Tycoon is now...

If you have nostalgia for RollerCoaster Tycoon, today might just be your day. Atari, the publisher of RollerCoaster Tycoon games since the release of RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 for PC, has today released the original RollerCoaster Tycoon for both iOS and Android…

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10:47
Nokia files even more patent lawsuits against Apple

Nokia has filed new patent infringement lawsuits against Apple on Thursday, a day after it weighed in on a licensing dispute with the company by filing claims in Germany and the U.S.

On Wednesday, the Finland-based mobile network vendor filed lawsuits in three German courts and two lawsuits in a Texas court, leveling infringement claims against Apple on the widely used H.264 video codec and other technologies. Those suits cover 32 of Nokia’s patents.

Nokia’s first round of lawsuits came after Apple filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing Nokia of working with patent assertion firms Acacia Research and Conversant Intellectual Property Management to “extract and extort exorbitant revenues unfairly and anticompetitively” from Apple and other smartphone makers. 

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10:45
'Magic Hour' is photography 101 in VR

Take it from people who take photos almost constantly: figuring out the finer points of manual photography can be tricky, especially for folks who rock that Auto mode all the time. That's why a new bit of software for the HTC Vive called Magic Hour s...

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10:40
CMRA camera band for Apple Watch looks pretty cool...

Unless you've been on a self-imposed internet hiatus for the past month, you've probably seen an ad for CMRA, which is billed as "The Camera For Apple Watch." I was curious about the device so I took the liberty of checking out press materials for the Apple Watch band that will include two small cameras.

CMRA is the brainchild of the folks behind the Glide Video Messenger app and the idea is great - take your existing video messaging platform and move it to the Apple Watch. Of course, Apple didn't built cameras into the first or second iterations of the Apple Watch, so the CMRA band will have both an 8-megapixel outward facing camera and a 2-megapixel "selfie" and video messaging camera. 

CMRA has both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi built-in to aid in transfer of the photos and video captured to iPhone or the cloud, A charging...

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10:24
RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic brings first two PC...




Atari has released RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic, an iOS title merging features from the first two RollerCoaster Tycoon PC games, both of which were extremely popular in their original 1999 and 2002 incarnations.

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10:23
'Super Mario Run' Survey Asks Players How...

Nintendo recently began sending email surveys to a few Super Mario Run players who linked the iOS game with their My Nintendo account, MacRumors has learned.

The 10-minute long survey asks basic questions pertaining to how users found out about the game, what modes they liked, and how much they are willing to pay for a game like Super Mario Run. The survey fluctuates between multiple choice and written answers.

The survey's construction and questions are similar to the ones Nintendo used to give out to Club Nintendo users so they could receive points to spend on exclusive merchandise from the company. Now, it appears Nintendo is aiming to discover for itself what players think of Super Mario Run, following a week of press that mostly centered around the opinion that $9.99 is too high a price for the amount of content presented within the game.

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10:21
Steam's massive annual Winter Sale kicks off...

It's like Gabe Newell squeezed down your chimney to bring you a bunch of the year's best games. And that's weird, because I don't even have a chimney.

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10:18
Uber now lets you set a friend's location as...

When Uber rolled out its new mobile experience in November it promised several new features such as transit information, Snapchat and Yelp integration, and the ability to enter a friend’s current location as a destination. Two of those features—Snapchat and “people are the new places”—started rolling out on Wednesday.  

The Snapchat filters are pretty standard, but allow you to use Snapchat without leaving the Uber app. The idea is that these filters will get you by while on-the-go in an Uber car. One filter, for instance, overlays your estimated arrival time on top of a photo. That’s similar to Snapchat’s current-time filter.

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10:03
Turkish authorities seeking Apple's help to...




Following the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Apple has reportedly been asked to unlock the shooter's iPhone 4s recovered after the gunfight for more information regarding the man, and insight on his colleagues.

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10:00
Gadget Ogling: Heightened Hearing, Toasty Toes, and...


Bose's latest earbuds are designed to help you tune in to the specific sounds you want to hear from the world around you. Hearphones are a sort of blend of noise-cancelling earbuds and hearing aids.
There are several presets in the app, with names like "focused conversation," "gym," "airplane" and "television." You can opt to crank up the volume on all sound or turn it down. You can block out noise or amplify it from certain directions. For instance, you might use it to help you better hear a specific person in a crowded place.

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09:59
Last Minute Deals: 2016 13" MacBook Pro for $1,...




It's not too late to pick up a new MacBook Pro before the holidays thanks to exclusive discounts and free next day delivery on a variety of models when ordered before 4 p.m. ET. Enjoy the lowest price ever on Apple's 15" MacBook Pro (2.7GHz, 16GB, 512GB, 455) at $2,549 ($250 off) or snap up a 13" MacBook Pro at $1,349. Less than 12 hours remain to save $150 on the 13" MacBook Air with no tax outside NY as well.

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09:55
Machine learning is helping researchers decipher bat...

Egyptian fruit bats are widespread throughout Africa and often roost together in colonies of 1,000 or more individuals. With that many neighbors packed together, it's no wonder they're such a noisy bunch. And thanks to some exciting machine learning...

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09:52
Holiday cyber shopping computer infection rates...

The 2016 holiday shopping season started with a dramatic spike in malware infections, and that spike has not let up.

Enigma Software Group reports that as of December 19th, malware infections on its customers' computers are 99.23% higher than the average number of infections in the month prior to the holiday shopping season starting on Black Friday.

The infection rate is tracking much higher than the infection rate in 2015, which saw an 84% spike. In 2014 the spike was 42%.

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09:48
TextSoap for macOS improves handling of...

Unmarked Software (www.unmarked.com) has updated TextSoap, its macOS productivity tool designed to automate the tedious task of manually cleaning up text, to version 8.3.


The software — compatible with macOS 10.10 or higher — processes text from different formats. Version 8.3 improves handling of international text, as well as addressing a number of issues reported by customers.

The upgrade is free to all TextSoap 8 customers. Customers may either update from within the app or directly download the update from Unmarked

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09:46
CRTC declares broadband internet access a basic...

This is a “good news, bad news” kind of thing for Canadians.

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09:36
Honda in talks with Alphabet's Waymo on self-...




Honda is reportedly in negotations with Waymo -- Alphabet's self-driving car subsidiary -- for a deal that could place the latter's technology in some of its vehicles.

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: UE MEGABOOM Bluetooth Speaker...

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

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09:29
Apple rolls out updated Photos web app at iCloud.com

I don’t use iCloud Photos but this looks like a decent update to start bringing it more in line with macOS Photos app.

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09:29
Patent report: Apple watchbands with haptic feedback...

Future Apple Watches may be (surprise!) even thinner. Apple has filed for a patent (20160371942) for a “band attachment mechanism with haptic feedback” that would transfer the smartwatch's haptic feedback mechanism from the device’s body to its wrist strap.

It’s for a system that includes a band, an attachment mechanism attached to the band, and one or more haptic devices included in the attachment mechanism. The attachment mechanism can attach the band to an electronic device. Additionally or alternatively, the attachment mechanism can attach the band to a wearer. The haptic device or devices are in communication with a processing device. At least one of the one or more haptic devices produces a haptic response based on an activation signal received from the processing device.

Apple has also filed for a patent (20160372960) for a “wireless charging station.” The invention is for a wireless charging system that includes a transmitter...

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09:23
Barnes & Noble's $50 Nook came pre-...

Barnes & Noble introduced the $50 Nook just in time for the holiday shopping season, but it failed to mention one crucial bit of software pre-installed on its 7-inch e-reader: malware. Specifically, the new Nooks came with an ADUPS program that g...

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09:21
Apple Delays App Store Security Deadline For...

Reader Trailrunner7 writes: Apple has pushed back a deadline for developers to support a key transport security technology in apps submitted to the company's app stores. Officials said at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference earlier this year that developers would have to support Apple Transport Security by the end of 2016. But on Thursday, the company announced that it has decided to extend the deadline indefinitely. ATS is Apple's collection of transport security standards designed to provide attack resistance for data that's sent between iOS and macOS apps and backend servers. It requires apps to support a number of modern transport security technologies, including TLS 1.2, AES-128 or stronger, and certificates must be signed using SHA-2. ATS also requires the use of forward secrecy, a key-exchange method that protects encrypted sessions even if the server certificate is compromised at some point in the future.

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09:07
My Latest @Inc Piece On New Market Discovery

My latest @Inc piece is available, this time on areas to be cognizant of before you jump into new markets or projects outside your core focus in small businesses. Hope you enjoy:

Business history is filled with examples of companies successfully entering new marketsand becoming leaders.

Apple and smartphones. Netflix expanding from mailing DVDs to video streaming. LinkedIn becoming a dominant player in online recruiting. Tesla’s decision to leap into the market for battery–based power systems for homes, businesses and utilities.

To read more, visit: http://www.inc.com/charles-edge/5-questions-you-need-to-ask-yourself-before-acting-on-that-great-new-idea.html

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09:03
Apple introduces new version of its Photos Web app...

Apple has introduced a new version of its Photos Web app for iCloud. It’s available to all users of iCloud.com.

The upgraded Photos Web app sports an updated sidebar and scrubber to that matches the macOS Sierra Photos app. It includes an updated toolbar with upload and download buttons along the the top of the interface. The new Photos Web app also includes a new vertical sidebar for quick access to albums in your Photos library.

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09:00
What’s new in Office 365 administration—December...

Recent updates to the Office 365 admin experience include a new OneDrive for Business admin center, new settings to manage Microsoft Teams and GigJam, and improvements to the new Service health dashboard. In November and December, our efforts focused on enabling admins to manage new workloads and improving the monitoring and the OneDrive administration experience.

Here’s a summary of the recent updates:

New OneDrive for Business admin center rolling out to First Release customers

Over the past year, OneDrive for Business has evolved at a rapid pace—introducing new features for users and IT admins—across sync, web and mobile. As the number of users continues to grow, our customers have asked for an easier way to administer their company OneDrive for Business settings and policies. The new OneDrive admin center delivers on that, making it easier and more efficient to manage OneDrive for Business. The OneDrive admin center has started to roll out to first release...

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09:00
Becoming pitch perfect with PowerPoint

Pitching ideas isn’t nearly as nerve-wracking when you’ve got a powerful presentation to share. We recently spoke about presenting with Jon Hammond, chief strategy officer for Galvanized Media, the company responsible for the New York Times best-selling books “Eat This, Not That!,” “Zero Belly Diet” and “Best Life.”

Jon has a hand in everything—from marketing his company’s products and brands, to public relations, to looking for new partnerships and opportunities—so we wanted to get his expert advice on what he thought was the best starting point for creating great presentations.

Jon’s advice: Start with your audience, not your idea.

Jon says, “It starts with recognizing what our partners or our potential clients’ challenges are. So we like to get that out front in an outline—getting to the story about how our skill sets and our expertise can help achieve their goals and conquer their challenges. We want to make sure there’s a good story arc there—a very clear...

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09:00
What employees can learn from your IT team to ensure...

As more employees work from home and on the go, video conferencing has become a key way for colleagues to connect. Online meetings are becoming an increasingly important part of our daily business communications and collaboration.

Working with your IT team can put employees at an advantage by ensuring they are well equipped for virtual meetings and know how to best use the technology available. Doing so can also save your IT team valuable time by helping employees set up their video conference calls for success.

Check settings in advance

Before the call, employees should confirm with IT that they have the necessary plugins and most up-to-date technology. Additionally, several minutes before the meeting, employees should take it upon themselves to check that all camera and microphone inputs and outputs are channeled through the call.

Prevent unnecessary...

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09:00
The best gadgets of 2016

A year ago, virtual reality felt almost like a pipe dream. But during 2016, we saw the launches of the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR and Daydream, a new mobile platform from Google. VR is here, and it's very much . . . well, real. We're still...

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08:52
Brisk iPhone 7 sales expected to bring Apple best...

Santa apparently left Apple something nice under the tree this year. Brean Capital analyst Ananda Baruah thinks that Apple could end up the first fiscal quarter of 2017 (ending December 31, 2016) with earnings of greater than $76 billion. That figure would be better than the record set just last year. Of course, Santa may also be leaving a lump of coal for later in the year...

The good quarter expectations are based on increased purchases of the iPhone 7 Plus versus the iPhone 7 compared to the iPhone 6s, better than expected Mac sales, and the release of the Apple Watch 2 in September. That lump of coal? Brean Capital thinks that the growth will come at the expense of the second fiscal quarter of 2017, due to weakness in the Chinese market. 

Looking later in 2017, the company sees less demand for the new iPhone range expected in September. However, alleged Apple manufacturing documents that were leaked on Tuesday say that Apple will bring two upgraded iPhone 7 models...

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08:51
Patent Reveals a Wireless Charging System for Apple...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals a new wireless charging system embedded into the tabletop of future Apple Store product tables. The patent filing hints of a coming solution for desktops as well.

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08:35
∞ Drone footage of skaters on a pristine, frozen lake

[VIDEO] Yeah, this is beautiful. My imagination, or did they make a moose or a reindeer with their skates? Check the image right at :58, just before the fade.

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08:19
Peek at the drawings used to design the original...

To quote one of my favorite video game characters: Greatness, from small beginnings. To celebrate The Legend of Zelda's 30th anniversary, Nintendo has released a handful of drawings that were used to design the first game in the franchise. They're es...

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08:14
Raspberry Pi's gorgeous Pixel desktop can now...

The Raspberry Pi Foundation just revealed an early Christmas present for all the good little Linux lovers and Raspberry Pi fans in the world, as the organization announced they’ve ported an early prototype of the Raspberry Pi’s Pixel desktop experience to Mac and Windows PCs. That means you can now run the gorgeous Pixel desktop experience natively on your regular laptop by booting from a USB drive. 

”If we like Pixel so much, why ask people to buy Raspberry Pi hardware in order to run it?” Raspberry Pi founder Eben Upton said in a blog post. “There is a massive installed base of PC and Mac hardware out there, which can run x86 Debian just fine.” 

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08:04
Apple deploys updated Photos iCloud app with Sierra-...




Apple on Thursday officially rolled out a new version of its Photos Web app for iCloud, introducing an interface similar to macOS Sierra.

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07:40
AirPods Shipping Sooner Than Expected to Many...

AirPods became available for purchase on Apple's website on December 13, and customers who ordered quickly began receiving their shipments as early as December 19. Orders quickly became backlogged, however, and Apple's shipping estimate slipped to four weeks in less than two hours, and to six weeks by the following day.

For customers that ordered within the past nine days, the six-week wait potentially meant waiting until late January or early February to get the all-new wireless earphones. Fortunately, as is often the case, Apple is now shipping many of those orders sooner...

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07:36
TextSoap 8.3 - Automate tedious text document...

TextSoap can automatically remove unwanted characters, fix up messed up carriage returns, and do pretty much anything else that we can think of to text. Save time and effort. Be more productive.

Stop manually fixing text documents and emails. Let TextSoap help you automate away all that tediousness. And do it all from within your favorite app using TextSoap Menu. Enable it in preferences and access TextSoap in most apps that support standard copy and paste.

Easy to learn for casual users, TextSoap offers the flexibility that expert users need.



Version 8.3:

Note: Requires OS X 10.10 or later.

Note: Version 8 is a paid upgrade from previous versions. Upgrade information can be found here.

Improvements

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07:27
'The Last Guardian' gets its own companion...

While 2016 hasn't been the best year for the world at large, it's certainly been a brilliant one for video games. As well as giving us excellent titles like Overwatch and Uncharted 4, 2016 has also seen the release of two games that many thought woul...

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07:17
AirPods selling out as quickly as they arrive at...




Apple's AirPods are by all measures a victory for the company, with Apple retail stores quickly blowing through received stock. However, online orders placed through Apple are in some cases shipping weeks earlier than advertised.

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07:03
Raspberry Pi releases an OS to breathe new life into...

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released an experimental version of its Linux-based Pixel OS for Windows and Mac PCs. The OS, originally designed to run only on the Raspberry Pi hobby board, comes with the Chromium web browser and a suite of producti...

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07:00
ForkLift 3.0 Beta 7 - Powerful file manager: FTP,...

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

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

Features

  • Completely re-built from scratch inside and out
  • Disklets (you can mount a remote connection as a disk and access it from any app...
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06:58
Apple’s redesigned iCloud․com Photos app comes out...

After rolling out a redesigned iCloud Photos app to the beta site earlier this month, today the updated experience is now available to all through iCloud.com.
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06:58
Vivaldi 1.6.689.40 - An advanced browser made with...

Vivaldi is a browser for our friends.

In 1994, two programmers started working on a web browser. Our idea was to make a really fast browser, capable of running on limited hardware, keeping in mind that users are individuals with their own requirements and wishes. Opera was born. Our little piece of software gained traction, our group grew, and a community was created. We stayed close to our users and to our roots. We kept improving our software, based on our users feedback, as well as our own ideas on how to make a great browser. We innovated and we strove for excellence. Fast forward to 2015, the browser we once loved has changed its direction. Sadly, it is no longer serving its community of users and contributors who helped build the browser in the first place.

So we came to a natural conclusion:...

We must make a new browser. A browser for ourselves and a browser for our friends. A browser that is fast, but also a browser that is rich...

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06:48
Poll: How big a deal has it been adapting to all-USB...

Apple’s decision to go all-in on USB-C ports on the new MacBook Pro has of course generated a great deal of debate. In a poll we ran almost two months ago, a slim majority of you felt that the decision was a positive one, but the votes were very close.

Now that many of us have been using our shiny new machines for some time, and had the chance to adjust to working with the new ports, I thought it would be interesting to see how easy or difficult an...

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06:46
Circuit board maker Flexium hedges bets on OLED-...




Operating on the assumption that Apple is building an OLED iPhone, flexible circuit board maker Flexium is developing products that can be paired with the display technology, a report said on Thursday.

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06:43
Raspberry Pi's Linux-Based PIXEL Desktop Now...

From a report on BetaNews: If you own a Raspberry Pi, you're probably familiar with PIXEL. The desktop environment is included in the Raspbian OS. The Raspberry Pi Foundation describes PIXEL as the "GNU/Linux we would want to use" and understandably so. It offers a smart, clean interface, a decent selection of software, the Chromium web browser with plug-ins, and more -- and from today it's available for PC and Mac. The version of Debian+PIXEL for x86 platforms is described as "experimental" but having taken it for a spin, it seems pretty stable to me. To run PIXEL on your PC or Mac, download the image, burn it onto a DVD or flash it onto a USB memory stick, and boot from it. The desktop environment will load ready for use.


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06:42
Apple gives app makers more time to switch to HTTPS...

Earlier this year, Apple required all app developers to switch on App Transport Security by January 1st, 2017. The feature (introduced with iOS 9 back in 2015) would have boosted apps' security, since it forces them to connect to the internet over HT...

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06:39
Apple predicted to post best holiday quarter revenue...




Apple could beat its quarterly record for revenue set at this time last year, on the strength of the iPhone, increased Mac sales, and services, one analyst believes. But that growth could also be at the cost of 2017 expansion and a soft "iPhone 8" demand.

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06:39
Apple asked for help to unlock iPhone 4s of man who...

After an off-duty police officer shot dead the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Apple has been asked to help unlock an iPhone 4s recovered from the killer.

MacReports and other local media say that Apple is expected to refuse the request from Turkish authorities, but report that the Russian government has said it will help …

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06:21
Prepare for even more volatile weather in 2017

Ice isn't just great for keeping your drinks cool at parties, it also helps keep our planet cool by reflecting some of the sun's heat away. But thanks to our steadfast refusal to address climate change, there's going to be a lot less ice in the Arcti...

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06:01
Canada sets aggressive targets for minimum broadband...

Canadian regulators have declared that all citizens should have access to high-speed internet, even in remote areas. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has ruled that minimum broadband speeds of 50 Mbps download an...

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05:51
Uber iOS app said to be tracking some customer...

Uber recently changed the behaviour of its app so that it continued to track the location of customers for an additional five minutes after they were dropped off. The move appeared to be to prevent driver fraud, by preventing drivers claiming that a journey lasted longer than it did.

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05:43
Butler 4.1.23 - Hot key, menu, and keyword launcher.

Butler makes it easier for you to perform a wide variety of potentially recurring tasks. Just arrange these tasks in Butler's fully customizable configuration and assign one or more triggers to a task.

Available Triggers

  • freely configurable system-wide menus in your menu bar/Butler's docklet
  • freely configurable pop-up menus -- triggered via hot key or hot corner (see below)
  • abbreviations -- for example, enter "qt" to launch QuickTime Player
  • hot keys -- for example, hit [F1] make iTunes switch to the next track
  • hot corners -- for example, [shift]-[right mouse button click] in the lower left corner of your screen to pop up a menu that lists all system preference panes
  • events -- for example, launch iChat when Butler starts up and the [option] key is not held

Possible Tasks

  • launch applications
  • open files
  • access preference panes
  • manage bookmarks...
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05:34
LibreOffice 5.2.4.2 - 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 5.2.4.2:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.8 or later



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05:28
Capture One 10.0.0.193 - RAW workflow software.

Capture One is a professional RAW converter offering you ultimate image quality with accurate colors and incredible detail from more than 300 high-end cameras -- straight out of the box. It offers state-of-the-art tethered capture, powerful digital asset management, extensive adjustment tools and a flexible workflow.

With an updated processing engine, market-leading performance and powerful new features, Capture One is the professional choice in imaging software. You get the highly responsive precision tools you need to create stunning images from your camera's RAW files in a time-saving workflow that can be customized to fit your needs.



Version 10.0.0.193:

Note: Version 10 is a paid upgrade from previous versions.

Note: Now requires OS X 10.11 or later

New

  • High Performance Engine - The Capture One Pro 10 Engine increases Performance for faster browsing, zooming,...
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05:20
Apple Invents an Alternative Apple Watch Band...

In August Patently Apple covered Apple's first invention relating to a future Apple Watch band having embedded haptic actuators to provide users with stronger feedback to notices and more. The core Apple Watch component will be able to communicate with one or more haptic actuators in the band which would allow Apple to have more room within the Watch to either add new components like a camera or to make the Watch thinner.

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05:15
AT&T offers Call Protect app, looks to curb spam...

Even if you have gripes about AT&T, this should come in handy.

This week, AT&T revealed a new service that automatically blocks robocalls and identifies other suspicious spam calls for users on a voice and data contract with a smartphone that supports HD Voice.

The free service, dubbed “Call Protect”, arrives with a free companion mobile app for iOS and Android that lets users setup temporary call blocking and get notifications about what’s been auto-blocked. The feature blocks spam calls at the network level before they reach a customer’s phone.

Call Protect also warns users about calls that emanate from a “suspected spam source”, giving them the option to accept or refuse the call. AT&T customers who are eligible for the service have to opt-...

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05:00
Refurbished first-gen Apple Watch units now...

You can now snag a refurbished first-gen Apple Watch at a pretty decent savings.

Apple has just posted its cheapest model, a refurbished Apple Watch Series 1 in a 38mm rose gold aluminum case, is only $229. Others, like stainless steel versions of the Apple Watch Series 2, are available for $509, or about 15 percent off. This move follows Apple’s recent decision to start selling refurbished iPhone models on its online store.

The discounts generally range between 14 to 16 percent off throughout the entire range of models.

Luxury goods buyers unfortunately won’t find the multi-thousand dollar Apple Watch Edition up for discount. The company notably left that eye-popping price tier, which originally included a 18-karat gold case and a five-...

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04:45
Future Apple Watch models could be slimmer as patent...

A patent application published today could herald slimmer Apple Watch models as the company describes a method of moving the haptic motor from the watch to the band. Taps to the wrist could then be delivered by the band rather than the Watch.

Apple specifically cites space-saving as the benefit of the invention …

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04:37
IHS Markit offers Top Seven Technology Trends for...

From artificial intelligence to the Internet of Things (IoT), far-reaching innovations are unfolding in virtually every technology sector around the globe, continuing to change the way consumers, businesses and machines interact while also spurring the next revolution in tech market growth, according to a new white paper from IHS Markit (www.ihsmarkit.com), which specializes in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide.

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04:31
20% of user interactions with smartphones will soon...

Advances in various technologies will drive users to interact with their smartphones in more intuitive ways, said Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com). The research group predicts that, by 2019, 20% of all user interactions with the smartphone will take place via virtual personal assistants (VPAs).
"The role of interactions will intensify through the growing popularity of VPAs among smartphone users and conversations made with smart machines," said Annette Zimmermann, research director at Gartner.

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04:30
It’s time for Apple to simplify its product line-up...

When Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997, he drastically simplified the product line-up. It’s time for the company to do the same again.

Upon Job’s return, Apple was selling a dozen versions of the Mac. His strategy was to produce only four products: one desktop and one portable device aimed at both consumers and professionals. 

That precise strategy won’t work today because Apple has more product categories, but the principal — a streamlined product line with more focus on quality and innovation — is still relevant. Here’s what I propose:

The Mac. The Mac line-up will follow Jobs’ vision. There will be one desktop for professionals (the Mac Pro) and one for consumers (the iMac). Under this scenario, the Mac mini will disappear. Of course, Apple could ditch the Mac Pro AND Mac mini (which I think will, unfortunately, happen) and offer an “iMac Pro” (state-of-the-art specs and more expandability than current models) and an “iMac.”

The...

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04:17
Apple suing Nokia in patent dispute, accuses company...

We reported yesterday that Nokia filed a lawsuit against Apple, claiming the company had violated no fewer than 32 of its patents in every iPhone from the 3GS onward. Just for good measure, the lawsuit also includes every iPad, the Apple Watch and Apple TV.

The WSJ now reports that Nokia was responding to an Apple lawsuit accusing the company of deliberately excluding the 32 patents from an agreement reached between the two companies in 2011,...

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04:03
Uber relents, suspends self-driving car tests in San...

Uber has halted its self-driving car trials in San Francisco and agreed to work with state regulators on obtaining proper permits for 16 test cars. The move amounts to a climbdown by Uber, which had last week argued it didn’t need to obtain the permits.

That sparked a demand from the state that the cars be pulled off the roads immediately and a threat of legal action if they were not.

Uber had argued its cars didn’t require autonomous car permits because they didn’t meet the law’s definition of being autonomous. It said the cars require a driver in the front seat at all times, and so are not autonomous but more akin to Tesla cars with advanced auto-pilot software.

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04:00
The ET-3600 EcoTank is a great choice for those who...

The Epson WorkForce ET-3660 EcoTank wireless all-in-one comes loaded and ready with up to two years of ink in the box. Or so says Epson. However, its predecessor, the ET-4550, did exactly that. In fact, in over a year, I’ve never replaced an ice cartridge.

That’s an incredible amount of ink — enough to print up to 11,000 black/8500 color pages, and equivalent to about 50 ink cartridge sets. The printer is designed for homes, home offices and small offices that print 300 to 400 pages per month.

My family goes through a LOT of ink each year as my wife and daughter print photos, recipes, coupons, etc. I need a printer that doesn’t threaten to break my bank account in ink cartridge purchases.

When replacement ink is needed, the cost for the WorkForce ET-3660 EcoTan will reportedly be as low as $12.99 per bottle, or $52...

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03:38
The Hit List 1.1.28 - Advanced reminder application.

The Hit List manages the daily chaos of your modern life. It's easy to learn - it's as easy as making lists. And it's powerful enough to let you plan, then forget, then act when the time is right.

Your life is complicated enough as it is. The tool to manage your life shouldn't be. The Hit List keeps things simple by not forcing you to learn a system. It can be as simple as just keeping a list of things to do as you would on a piece of paper. However, if you do have a task management system such as Getting Things Done by David Allen, The Hit List is flexible enough to support you.

Forget what you need to do--with confidence.



Version 1.1.28:

  • Disable disk caching of sync callback network activity
  • Make "New Task in The Hit List" service work properly in macOS 10.12 Sierra



  • OS X 10.7.5 or later



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03:30
Apple Introduces a 3D Component to Assist Head and...

In September I posted a granted patent report regarding Apple's technology regarding gaze and pointing gestures for a possible future iMac. The proven technology was developed by Apple's PrimeSense team in Israel, the company that was behind Microsoft's Kinect. Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a new patent application from Apple's PrimeSense team that takes this technology to the next level of 3D.

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02:46
LaunchBar 6.8 - Powerful file/URL/email launcher...

LaunchBar is an award-winning productivity utility that offers an amazingly intuitive and efficient way to search and access any kind of information stored on your computer or on the Web. It provides instant access to your applications, documents, contacts, and bookmarks, to your music library, to search engines and more, just by entering short abbreviations of the searched item's name.

You just hit Command-Space to bring LaunchBar's input window to front, enter an arbitrary abbreviation, and as soon as you start typing LaunchBar displays the best matching choices, ready to be opened immediately.

Start applications, open documents, invoke system services, compose emails, or navigate the Web--LaunchBar will be your essential servant.



Version 6.8:

Improved 1Password Integration

  • Thanks to the enhanced 3rd-party integration of 1Password 6.5, we are now able to provide much more comprehensive access to your...
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02:29
WhatRoute 2.0.11 - Geographically trace online data-...

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

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

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


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02:20
A Leading Supplier of Foldable Display Technology...

Last week Patently Apple posted a report titled "Korean Report Wildly Speculates that LG is Working with Apple, Google & Microsoft to Deliver Foldable Devices by 2018. Today a new report has surfaced to reveal another major player in the foldable display market that predicts that devices with foldable displays will in fact begin to roll out in 2018 and Apple ...

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01:45
Next-gen Apple Watch might thin down by moving...




Apple is investigating the possibility of transferring Apple Watch's haptic feedback mechanism from the device chassis to its wrist strap, a design that would allow for a much thinner product, according to a patent application discovered Thursday.

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Wednesday December 21

20:59
jAlbum Pro 13.8 - Organize your digital images and...

jAlbum Pro has all the features you love in jAlbum, but comes with a commercial license. You can create gorgeous custom photo galleries for the Web without writing a line of code!

  • Beginner-friendly, with Pro Results - Simply drag and drop photos into groups, choose a design from hundreds of beautiful album skins, and you're done!
  • Share the memories - Effortlessly upload your album to your website. If you don't have one, select one of jAlbum's affordable storage plans.
  • Photo galleries for everyone - jAlbum is the perfect photo-sharing tool for bloggers, small business, social groups, and families.

Features

  • White labeled albums
  • No ads in your albums
  • Priority e-mail support

For a more detailed comparison, see this page.



Version...

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20:59
TunnelBear 3.0.9 - Subscription-based private...

TunnelBear is a subscription-based virtual private network (VPN) service and companion app, enabling you to browse the internet privately and securely.

Features

  • Browse privately - Secure your data and hide your IP address behind a bear.
  • Experience the Internet as if you’re in another country - A TunnelBear can "tunnel" you around censorship and blocked sites to another country of your choosing.
  • Zap creepy trackers - Block the website trackers (ads, analytics, scripts, social buttons) that track everything you and your family do online.
  • A TunnelBear is really, really simple - On. Off. On. Off. You get the idea.
  • TunnelBear comes in three subscription tiers:
    • Little: 500 MB per month; free
    • Giant: unlimited; $6.99/month
    • Grizzly: unlimited; $49.99/year

See...

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20:59
TrailRunner 3.8.828 - Route planning for hiking,...

TrailRunner is the perfect companion for runners, bikers, hikers, and all people wandering under the sky. Plan routes on a geographical map. Import GPS or workout recordings and journalize your activities in a diary.

Features

  • View maps and elevation data from Internet mapping services like USGS topo maps
  • Import GPS recordings from Trails, iTrail and 321Run for iPhone
  • Import workouts from the Nike + iPod Sport Kit
  • Import tracks and workouts from GPS fitness devices like the Garmin ForeRunner or Garmin Edge
  • Import/Export TCX, GPX, and KML files
  • Describe favorite tracks and rate them with iTunes stars
  • Plan routes interactively or automatically for a given distance
  • Export route directions onto your iPod
  • Journalize workouts in a diary, see your progress in a history chart
  • Publish a WebLog to MobileMe

Note: While the software is...

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20:59
Quicken 4.4.1 - Complete personal finance solution.

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

Features

  • Pay your bills from right within Quicken:
    • See and track them all in one place so that you never miss a bill
    • See what bills have been paid, are coming up, or past due
    • Easily pay your bills on time from right within Quicken
  • Single-click upgrade from Quicken Windows to Quicken Mac:
    • Convert from Quicken Windows to Quicken Mac in one click (excludes version from Mac App Store)
    • Do it all right from your Mac (no Windows required)
    • Easily import data from Quicken Mac 2015, Quicken Mac 2007, and Quicken Essentials with just one click
  • Export Category Summary and Tax Summary reports to a CSV file...
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20:59
Herald 7.0.2 - Notification plugin for Mail.app.

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

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

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20:59
jAlbum 13.8 - Create custom photo galleries for the...

With jAlbum, you can create gorgeous custom photo galleries for the Web without writing a line of code!

  • Beginner-friendly, with pro results - Simply drag and drop photos into groups, choose a design from hundreds of beautiful album skins, and you're done!
  • Share the memories - Effortlessly upload your album to your website. If you don't have one, select one of jAlbum's affordable storage plans.
  • Photo galleries for everyone - jAlbum is the perfect photo-sharing tool for bloggers, small business, social groups, and families.



Version 13.8:

Note: The standard jAlbum installation requires OS X 10.8.3 or later. To use jAlbum on OS X 10.6 and 10.7, select "jAlbum for Mac OS X (not bundled with Java)" from the developer's "More download options" page (...

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18:32
Apple extends developer deadline to support App...




Apple on Wednesday informed developers that it has extended the deadline by which apps submitted to the various App Stores will required to use App Transport Security, a standard introduced in iOS 9 and OS X 10.11.

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18:27
Apple extends deadline for app developers to switch...

Over the summer, Apple informed developers that all apps would be required to securely connect to servers by January 1st, 2017. The announcement came as part of the App Transport Security feature in iOS 9. This evening, however, Apple announced that it is extending the deadline for developers to make the switch to HTTPS connectivity…

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18:15
Supporting App Transport Security

App Transport Security (ATS), introduced in iOS 9 and OS X v10.11, improves user security and privacy by requiring apps to use secure network connections over HTTPS. At WWDC 2016 we announced that apps submitted to the App Store will be required to support ATS at the end of the year. To give you additional time to prepare, this deadline has been extended and we will provide another update when a new deadline is confirmed. Learn more about ATS.

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18:15
Supporting App Transport Security

App Transport Security (ATS), introduced in iOS 9 and OS X v10.11, improves user security and privacy by requiring apps to use secure network connections over HTTPS. At WWDC 2016 we announced that apps submitted to the App Store will be required to support ATS at the end of the year. To give you additional time to prepare, this deadline has been extended and we will provide another update when a new deadline is confirmed. Learn more about ATS.

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17:28
Apple's plans for an OLED iPhone might hinge on...




Apple is rumored to introduce its first OLED iPhone model in 2017, but the company's ability to produce next-generation displays at scale could hinge on the availability of machines made by a single Japanese firm.

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16:58
New profile sheds light on Apple’s push to switch to...

It’s long been reported that Apple plans to switch to an OLED display with at least one iPhone model in 2017, with supply and production issues being the primary reason not to bring the technology to all models.

This evening, Bloomberg has published a new profile shedding more light on the production of OLED displays and how Apple’s inclusion of the technology largely depends on one supplier in the Japanese countryside…

more…

Filed under: Apple...

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15:52
Shortage of OLED Making Machines Could Potentially...

Amid rumors suggesting Apple is planning on introducing at least one iPhone model with a flexible OLED display in 2017, Bloomberg has taken a closer look at Japanese company Canon Tokki, the corporation responsible for making the machines that will likely be used to create OLED displays for the iPhone.

Canon Tokki is said to produce nearly all of the machines that make OLED Displays. Each ELVESS OLED machine is actually a vacuum production system that's 328 feet in length and is used to deposit red, blue, and green pixels on a glass surface using evaporating organic materials.

Canon Tokki has developed key technologies for the production process that have significantly reduced the margin of...

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15:16
AWT News Update: December 21, 2016

On this day with the shortest amount of daylight in the Northern Hemisphere (yes, it IS the Winter solstice!), we have a variety of stories for you, all of which were sputtered out by Steve in between coughing fits that were thankfully edited out:

  • Kim Dotcom has a rumor -- Apple's going to buy a Hollywood Studio in 2017
  • Honda's new 2017 CR-V comes with support for Apple CarPlay
  • Super Mario Run was downloaded 40 million times in the first 4 days, a new App Store record
  • There's an update available for versions of the Apple AirPort Extreme
  • Apple's now selling refurbished Apple Watches online

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15:09
Pro Tools 12.7 adds macOS Sierra support

Great news for Pro Tools users on Sierra.

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15:05
Art created with bananas

I really didn’t know what to expect, but this is really cute. My favorite is the two bananas hugging.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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15:02
Notable apps and app updates for Dec. 21, 2016

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

iOS Apps/Updates

Simpleum Media has introduced SimpleumSafe 1.0. It’s an US$5.99 encryption app for password-based encryption of personal and professional data and a file manager. It utilizes AES-256 encryption technology.

onoff launched today in the U.S. and allows users to create multiple cloud-based phone numbers on a single device. onoff numbers can be used to call and text anyone, just like traditional phone numbers, and the app is different than Skype, WhatsApp and other VoIP services because it works over the cellular network rather than the...

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15:01
FCC Republicans promise to limit net neutrality when...

If you're worried that the US government will stomp on net neutrality the moment Trump becomes President, your concerns are well-founded. The FCC's two Republican Commissioners, Ajit Pai and Michael O'Rielly, have sent a letter to carrier lobbying gr...

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14:41
AirPods versus Powerbeats3

I’ll take the AirPods every time.

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14:39
Mega iOS/Mac Holiday App Sale Roundup: GO Trilogy,...

From 9to5Toys:

As usual at this time of year, just about every major app developer starts putting its best apps/games on sale for the holidays. We are just days away from the price lock on the App Store, and we are already seeing a massive list of top-tier titles go on sale. This year’s list certainly leans heavily on the game side of things but we are seeing some great prices on productivity apps like Duet Displays, Home Design and more.

Head below for the year’s largest list of discounted iOS games/apps and be sure to check back over the course of the next few days as we will be updating this post as more titles pop-up: more…

Filed under: Apple...

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14:39
Brilliant Christmas tree illusion

This is just so great.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:34
AT&T unveils Call Protect to help manage...

Today, AT&T launches AT&T Call Protect. The free network-based service gives eligible AT&T wireless customers with HD Voice more control over unwanted calls on their smartphones.

This innovative solution harnesses the power of the AT&T network to give customers automatic fraud blocking and suspected spam call warnings.

Sounds like a great idea, but I was under the impression that many of the spam calls cycle through numbers endlessly. That could be a long cat and mouse game, but hopefully with technology, they can curb a lot of it.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:18
U.S. House Judiciary Committee determines encryption...




In a rebuke to the anti-encryption campaign waged by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation--with Apple as a target--the U.S. House Judiciary Committee's Encryption Working Group issued a report today stating "any measure that weakens encryption works against the national interest."

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14:17
Nokia sues Apple

Nokia Corp said on Wednesday it had filed a number of lawsuits against Apple Inc for violating 32 technology patents, striking back at the iPhone maker’s legal action targeting the one-time cellphone industry leader a day earlier.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:15
Nokia and Apple trade accusations in patent lawsuits

An international patent dispute has broken out between Apple and Nokia over the Finnish mobile network vendor’s licensing terms for the widely used H.264 video codec and other technologies.

Nokia on Wednesday filed lawsuits against Apple in Germany and in the U.S., alleging that the smartphone giant has infringed 32 of its patents.

Nokia’s five lawsuits follow an Apple lawsuit filed in California Tuesday. The U.S. company accused Nokia of working with patent assertion firms Acacia Research and Conversant Intellectual Property Management to “extract and extort exorbitant revenues unfairly and anticompetitively” from Apple and other smartphone makers. Nokia was not named as one of eight defendants in the Apple lawsuit.

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13:52
About the security content of iOS 9

This document describes the security content of iOS 9.

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13:52
Notorious Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom claims...

Apple is slowly but surely entering the movie and TV industry. The company is currently in production of its own Planet of the Apps TV show and had a small but notable presence at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Now, notable internet entrepreneur and Mega founder Kim Dotcom is predicting that Apple will purchase a Hollywood Studio in 2017.

more…

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13:41
Technology Players of every Stripe are now Jostling...

One of the top trends of the year was definitely Artificial Intelligence (AI). It seems like every major tech player was trying to jockey for position and jostle for attention in the press to get their message out that they're a player in the new AI race.

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13:37
Smartphone patent wars redux: Nokia sues Apple, big...

(credit: Photo by Tim Duckett)

Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent have launched a major legal attack on Apple, filing lawsuits in Germany and the US that accuse Apple of infringing 32 patents.

According to Nokia's statement, the patents cover technologies that include display, user interface, software, antenna, chipsets, and video coding. The US lawsuit includes 10 patents and was filed in federal court in East Texas, a venue that's long been favored by patent owners. Most of the patents originated at Nokia, but at least one originated...

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13:29
Samsung May Unleash a Beast


Hot off the rumor mill on Wednesday is news of a new feature Samsung may include in its upcoming Galaxy S8. It's dubbed "Beast Mode," and that's just about all that is known about it so far.
Spotted in an EU trademark application, Beast Mode would apply to smartphones, mobile phones and application software for smartphones. The Galaxy S8 is expected to be the first smartphone built around Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor. If true, that lines up with the notion that Beast Mode could allow super high performance.

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13:00
Double the Daily Deals! The MacX Media Management...

Our second deal of the day comes to you from Digiarty, the folks behind WinX DVD Ripper for Mac and other great media management apps for the Mac. The MacX Media Management Bundle features three apps worth $169.85 -- but you'll get all three for $19.95. 

First up is MacX DVD Ripper Pro, which normally retails for $59.95. Watch your favorite DVD on your iPad (or other mobile device) without buying an additional digital copy thanks to this convenient software. MacX DVD Ripper is the fastest DVD ripper for Mac and even supports batch converting for multiple videos at once. 

  • Convert DVDs to popular video/audio formats for convenient viewing
  • Decrypt copy-protected DVDs
  • Trim, crop,...
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12:31
Apple lawsuit accuses Nokia of being at core of...




Nokia's legal action against Apple appears that it may be a defensive measure, as Apple has also filed suit against nine Nokia-aligned patent aggregators, alleging that the group is guilty of trying to squeeze money out of Apple with abusive licensing terms for standards-essential patents.

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12:30
The Week in Mac Apps: Let your creativity run wild...

New Mac apps of the week

From building unique LEGO structures to writing appealing blogs, this week’s roundup of new Mac Apps keeps you all your creative projects covered.

BBEdit 11

The latest version of Bare Bones Software’s $50 BBEdit 11 brings new features and general tweaks to the popular text editor.

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

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12:25
Nokia accuses Apple of infringing 32 of its patents

Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia has filed lawsuits against Apple in Germany and in the U.S., alleging that the smartphone giant has infringed 32 of its patents, including the widely used H.264 video codec.

The patent infringement lawsuits, filed with the Regional Courts in Dusseldorf, Mannheim and Munich in Germany and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, cover patents related to displays, user interfaces, software, antennas, chipsets, and video coding, Nokia said Wednesday. 

Nokia is planning to file more lawsuits in other jurisdictions, the company said in a press release.

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12:22
Apple brings second iOS 10.2.1 & macOS 10.12.3...




Following up on Tuesday's developer seeds, Apple on Wednesday released second betas of iOS 10.2.1 and macOS 10.12.3 to the public.

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12:03
AT&T now offers spam call blocking for free

AT&T customers now have another way to fight against spam calls.

This week, AT&T revealed a new service that automatically blocks robocalls and identifies other suspicious spam calls for users on a voice and data contract with a smartphone that supports HD Voice.

The free service, Call Protect, comes with a companion mobile app for iOS (free) and Android that lets users setup temporary call blocking and get notifications about what’s been auto-blocked. AT&T’s Call Protect blocks spam calls at the network-level before reaching customer’s phones.

To read this article in full or to leave a...

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12:00
Track your AirPods and other holiday shipments with...




Ease your mind by tracking last-minute shopping with Deliveries for Mac and iOS, apps that tell you when all your deliveries are due, or when they've shown up.

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12:00
Nokia Sues Apple, Claims Patent Infringement in...

Nokia today announced a number of patent infringement complaints against Apple in Europe and the U.S. courts. There are 32 patents in total that Nokia claims Apple infringed, covering technologies such as display, user interface, software, antenna, chipsets and video coding. From a report on MarketWatch: Nokia said Apple agreed to license a few of Nokia Technologies' patents in 2011, but has declined offers by Nokia since then to license other patents whose inventions have been used in Apple mobile devices, including the iPhone and iPad, and the Mac. The lawsuits, filed in a Munich, Germany, regional court and a district court in Texas, cover technologies such as display, user interface, software, antenna, chipsets and video coding. Nokia said it's in the process of filing further actions in other jurisdictions as well. "After several years of negotiations trying to reach agreement to cover Apple's use of these patents, we are now taking action to defend our rights," said Ilkka...

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11:37
The Legal War between Apple and Nokia Heats up as...

Earlier today Patently Apple posted an in-depth report titled "Apple Files a Major Antitrust Case against Acacia Research Corporation Pointing to a Conspiracy with Nokia Corporation." After Apple launched their bombshell antitrust lawsuit involving Nokia patents, Nokia struck back within 24 hours with lawsuits filed in three German cities and in the Eastern District Court in Texas.

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11:32
Honda rolls out 2017 CR-V with support for Apple...




Honda on Wednesday launched the 2017 CR-V, adding another vehicle to its roster compatible with Apple's CarPlay platform.

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11:31
djay Pro for iPhone

djay Pro provides a complete toolkit for DJs of all skill levels. Built exclusively for iPhone, djay Pro seamlessly integrates with your media library and Spotify, giving you instant access to millions of tracks. Pristine sound quality and a powerful set of features including high-definition waveforms, four decks, and video mixing give you endless creative flexibility to mix music on-the-go.

These guys do such a great job with their apps, I just love them.

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11:19
jAlbum Pro 13.8 - Organize your digital images and...

jAlbum Pro has all the features you love in jAlbum, but comes with a commercial license. You can create gorgeous custom photo galleries for the Web without writing a line of code!

  • Beginner-friendly, with Pro Results - Simply drag and drop photos into groups, choose a design from hundreds of beautiful album skins, and you're done!
  • Share the memories - Effortlessly upload your album to your website. If you don't have one, select one of jAlbum's affordable storage plans.
  • Photo galleries for everyone - jAlbum is the perfect photo-sharing tool for bloggers, small business, social groups, and families.

Features

  • White labeled albums
  • No ads in your albums
  • Priority e-mail support

For a more detailed comparison, see this page.



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11:17
jAlbum 13.8 - Create custom photo galleries for the...

With jAlbum, you can create gorgeous custom photo galleries for the Web without writing a line of code!

  • Beginner-friendly, with pro results - Simply drag and drop photos into groups, choose a design from hundreds of beautiful album skins, and you're done!
  • Share the memories - Effortlessly upload your album to your website. If you don't have one, select one of jAlbum's affordable storage plans.
  • Photo galleries for everyone - jAlbum is the perfect photo-sharing tool for bloggers, small business, social groups, and families.



Version 13.8:

Note: The standard jAlbum installation requires OS X 10.8.3 or later. To use jAlbum on OS X 10.6 and 10.7, select "jAlbum for Mac OS X (not bundled with Java)" from the developer's "More download options" page (...

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11:17
Nokia files suit against Apple in US, Germany over...




Nokia announced on Wednesday that it has filed a number of complaints against Apple in Germany and the U.S., alleging that despite a 2011 omnibus patent licensing deal, a variety of Apple products including the iPhone and iPad infringe a number of newly acquired Nokia patents.

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11:07
Let someone else besides Jony Ive have a go at...

A widely quoted Bloomberg report, quoting unnamed “people familiar with Apple’s inner workings,” says the “Mac team has lost clout with the famed industrial design group led by Jony Ive and the company's software team.” I don’t know if this is true or not. For all I know, Apple’s design guru may spend 25 hours a day thinking of ways to make better Macs.

However, if Bloomberg is correct, why not give someone else free reign to do something revolutionary with the Mac? What about Richard Howarth, Apple’svice president of Industrial Design?

He joined Apple in 1996 and has been involved in the design of nearly every Apple product since the original iMac. Howarth — who has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from Ravensbourne — led the design of each generation of iPhone and, most recently, the Apple Watch. 

As head of the Industrial Design group, he leads...

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11:00
Simple automated Christmas lighting with BlissLights...

I usually put up my Christmas lights around Thanksgiving, and in the past that has meant putting LED light nets on some shrubs, running a string of lights along the gutter line of the house, and then changing out some security bulbs in the front yard with red and green lights. This year, my travels kept me from doing that so I had to figure out a way to get lighting done in minutes rather than hours. Fortunately, I was able to make the house look festive very quickly with BlissLights laser projectors ($139.00), HomeKit, and Siri.

How do BlissLights work? They are small laser projectors that use holographic laser technology to project thousands of tiny bright dots on a house or other "target". There are actually two different types -- BlissLights Motion and BlissLights Color. With the former, some of the light dots move and flicker, while with the latter the projector also uses LED lights to provide a background...

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10:42
Sprint adds AirPods to online store as Best Buy...

If you act super fast, you can currently buy AirPods with shipping for December 27th from Best Buy’s online store. The retailer has previously sold Apple’s new wireless earphones but stock has been depleted before this hour.

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10:36
Nokia Sues Apple for Patent Infringement in Germany...

Nokia today announced that it has filed several complaints against Apple in Germany and the United States, accusing the Cupertino company of infringing on Nokia patents.

Nokia's lawsuit stems from a disagreement between Apple and Nokia over licensing fees for Nokia technology. Apple this morning filed an antitrust lawsuit against several patent assertion entities that it claims are attempting to collect excessive fees for Nokia patents through lawsuits and royalty demands.

According to Apple, Nokia's failing cellphone business has prompted Nokia to transfer patents to patent assertion entities to get out of FRAND (Fair, Reasonable, and Non-Discriminatory) licensing deals it established for essential patents, allowing the company to collect...

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10:33
Duet Display adds support for virtual Touch Bar on...




Duet Display, an app that turns an iOS device into a secondary display for Mac or Windows systems, has been updated with support for the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar interface -- even on MacBooks that don't have a Touch Bar.

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10:31
Nokia sues Apple, claiming patent infringement

Another day, another lawsuit. Nokia is suing Apple in Germany and the U.S. for (what else?) patent infringement.

"Since agreeing (to) a license covering some patents from the Nokia Technologies portfolio in 2011, Apple has declined subsequent offers made by Nokia to license other of its patented inventions which are used by many of Apple's products," Nokia says.

"Through our sustained investment in research and development, Nokia has created or contributed to many of the fundamental technologies used in today's mobile devices, including Apple products,” Ilkka Rahnasto, head of Patent Business at Nokia says. “After several years of negotiations trying to reach agreement to cover Apple's use of these patents, we are now taking action to defend our rights."

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10:28
Nokia suing Apple over alleged patent infringements...

Apple versus Samsung isn’t the only legal battle over patent violations to follow now. CNBC reports that Nokia has filed several complaints in a lawsuit against Apple over patent infringement in the United States and Germany…

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10:07
First watchOS 3.1.3 developer beta for Apple Watch...

Apple has released the first watchOS 3.1.3 developer beta for Apple Watch testers. The latest pre-release software update likely includes bug fixes and improvements.

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10:06
Pyle introduces Wi-Fi Bluetooth Sound Bar with a...

Pyle has introduced its Wi-Fi Bluetooth Sound Bar, which features one 5.25-inch woofer, two 3-inch full range speakers and two 1-inch tweeters. The built-in FM stereo features autosearch functionality and 20 presets for easy access to your favorite tunes.

The Wi-Fi Bluetooth Sound Bar comes with a 3.5 mm mini cable for connecting to additional sound sources like computers or MP3 players. You can even enhance the audio of existing TVs or DVD players by connecting the included RCA cables.

The front panel contains system controls, including volume, input, mute and standby, but users can also control functions using the included battery powered remote (AAA included), which can also control tuning and bass, among others.

Powered via the included AC plug, Wi-Fi Bluetooth Sound Bar can also charge an iPod,...

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10:01
Britain prepares tighter laws on drones after air...

In April, a British Airways jet was hit by a suspected drone as it landed at London’s Heathrow airport, while in August a passenger plane narrowly avoided being hit by a drone as it prepared to land in Cornwall.

There are a lot of very responsible drone owners, but like many things in life, there are a few that are so irresponsible, it gives everyone a bad name. Flying a drone anywhere near an airport or over a major fire when helicopters are trying to fight the fire is just plain stupid.

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10:00
watchOS 3.1.3 beta (14S958) Now Available

watchOS 3.1.3 beta (14S958) Now Available

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10:00
watchOS 3.1.3 beta (14S958) Now Available

watchOS 3.1.3 beta (14S958) Now Available

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09:54
5% of macOS users work with at least three...

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Paragon Software Group (www.paragon-software.com) reports that Paragon UFSD (Universal File System Driver) Value Pack– a bundle of five essential cross-platform tools providing access to non-native file systems — has been installed by 5% of Paragon NTFS for Mac users, showing that every 20 macOS users work with at least three incompatible file system standards.

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09:52
Happy Hour Podcast 099 | AirPods first impressions,...

This week Benjamin and Zac deliver a comprehensive first impressions of Apple’s new wireless AirPods, thoughts on Nintendo’s new Super Mario Run for iOS after a week of gameplay, 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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09:49
Facebook’s Live Audio sound promising for...

One of my favorite things to do with an iPhone is to broadcast from a remote location when the situation warrants. Just this past week our local county seat had an extended power outage lasting most of the day, and I was able to show live what the town looked like with all businesses and traffic lights dark. It’s not only enjoyable, but can perform a public service to others.

There are many times, though, when I would prefer to broadcast audio only. I often have situations where I am teaching a class or giving a talk. Others are interested in hearing, but there is no applicable video to send or that would be of interest. I’ve often searched for an app that would permit me to broadcast audio only and let me basically be a “radio” station where others can listen. My search has been in vain — but now that is about to change.

Yesterday Facebook announced a companion service to their Live...

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: up to $200 off MacBook Pro w/...

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