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Tuesday April 4

09:19
Spotify inks deal with Universal limiting some new...




Universal Music Group has reversed its course on exclusives, and has signed a deal with Spotify allowing for artists to limit new releases to Premium subscribers only -- with the deal terms reportedly costing Spotify less per subscriber assuming it meets some metrics.

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09:15
Apple Apologizes About Mac Pro's Lack of...

Apple recently invited a small group of reporters to Cupertino for a roundtable discussion about the future of the Mac.

Apple revealed to them reshuffled Mac Pro configurations and pricing, but the bigger news was that it's working on a "completely rethought" Mac Pro that will feature a modular design. The all-new Mac Pro, which won't launch until at least next year, will be Apple's highest-end, highest-throughput system.

Apple said the new Mac Pro will be accompanied by an Apple-branded external display geared towards pro users. Apple appears to be reversing course after discontinuing the Thunderbolt Display, and reportedly...

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09:00
Vote for the #ExcelWorldChamp

Last year, we announced the #ExcelWorldChamp competition. From October to November 2016, Microsoft ran four rounds of Excel tests for residents of select countries. The top competitors in each round made it through to the next level—until there was one Excel champ from each country!

Now, these country champions are competing head-to-head in one last round to declare the #ExcelWorldChamp and win a trip to Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., to meet with the Excel product team.

Help us determine the winner!

Submissions for the data visualization challenge are now posted on the #ExcelWorldChamp website. Visit the site anytime between April 4 and April 6, 2017 and vote for your favorite submissions. Your vote will help determine each contestant’s final score. Join us at the #ExcelWorldChamp website on April 7, 2017 at 2 p.m. UTC / 10 a.m. EDT for our...

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09:00
Announcing the release of Threat Intelligence and...

Today, we’re pleased to announce several enhancements that bolster Office 365’s security and compliance capabilities.

With the launch of Office 365 Threat Intelligence, we are enriching security in Office 365 to help customers stay ahead of the evolving threat landscape. Today, we’re also introducing a new reporting interface to improve the customer experience for Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) and extending the ATP Safe Links feature to Word, Excel and PowerPoint for Office 365 ProPlus desktop clients.

Office 365 Advanced Data Governance also launches today, providing our customers with robust compliance capabilities. A new policy management interface for Data Loss Protection (DLP), helps Office 365 customers remain compliant and in control of their data.

Let’s take a closer look at these enhancements.

Enhancing threat protection—a path to proactive cyber-defense with Office 365 Threat Intelligence

According to a recent Ponemon Institute study...

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09:00
AXA Group accelerates digital transformation with...

Today’s Office 365 post was written by Ron Markezich, corporate vice president at Microsoft.

When one of the world’s leading financial institutions invests in Microsoft Office 365 and Azure, it’s a testament to the confidence business leaders have in the security, privacy, and compliance enabled by the Microsoft Cloud. As a group, AXA has globally adopted our comprehensive cloud services, taking a leadership role in the industry and enabling a modern, secure workplace. Rather than looking at the global deployment of Office 365 as yet another routine upgrade, IT leaders are taking advantage of a cloud platform that empowers employees with innovative tools available on any device.

Matt Potashnick, CIO for AXA UK and Ireland, talks about the digital transformation underway:

“At AXA UK, we are now taking our applications to the cloud with Azure and enabling collaboration and mobility across the organization with Office 365. This is key for us to reach out...

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09:00
'Zelda: Breath of the Wild' makes open-...

At this point, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has become a video-game phenomenon. Much has been said about how it's a new take on the dusty old Zelda formula, or on how it represents a fresh direction for Nintendo in general, by buoying its...

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08:55
Maca Culpa: Apple Admits Mac Pro Missteps and...

In an effort to repair its relationship with professional users, Apple took the unprecedented step of inviting a handful of prominent journalists for an on-the-record talk in which the company acknowledged design errors with the Mac Pro, promised a redesigned Mac Pro and accompanying pro display, and said it was trying to communicate better with pro users.

 

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08:55
Apple Drops Cylindrical Mac Pro Prices by $1000

While we wait for a redesigned Mac Pro from Apple, those who need the ultimate Mac performance can find a bit of solace in lower prices for beefed-up versions of the existing design.

 

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08:45
Scientists invent self-healing smartphone screen...

A new self-healing material has been invented that we may see implemented on smartphone screens in the not too distant future. The material can conduct electricity and apparently has abilities to self-repair beyond just cuts and scratches.

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08:41
Apple's Mac mini an 'important product,...




Despite being one of Apple's most neglected lines, the Mac mini is an "important" product and won't be cancelled anytime soon, according to Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller.

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08:30
Apple Pay adds support for 20+ banks and credit...

Apple Pay today added more banks and credit unions that now support the payment service, including over 20 for the U.S. and two new banks in Russia. The full list of newly added banks is below.

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08:02
Trump signs bill to roll back privacy rules, we’re...

In light of this week’s passing of the controversial legislation by Trump/Republican Congress to overturn FCC privacy rules, specials.9to5Toys.com is offering a special today-only discount on a VPNSecure lifetime subscription. Applying coupon code PRIVACY6 at checkout drops the final price down to $33, which is one of the best lifetime VPN deals that we’ve ever seen.

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07:59
Opinion: Apple’s rare change of mind is great news...

Apple is famously one of the most secretive companies in the world. It believes in what Steve Jobs called the ‘magic’ of the surprise reveal. The ‘one more thing’ presentation style pioneered by Steve is so much a part of Apple’s DNA that it has a stock phrase it uses to answer questions about its product plans: ‘We do not comment on future products.’

It’s hard to imagine Apple would ever take a different approach. Today it did.

It not only revealed future product plans a year in advance – something so out of character it’s hard to believe it really happened – but it also did something else Apple almost never does: it admitted to a mistake.

Sure, none of the three Apple execs present ever used that word, but the mea culpa is clear …

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07:51
Patent applications show Apple has considered adding...




The Touch Bar, Apple's thin touchscreen display above the keyboard on the MacBook Pro, could make an appearance on other Apple peripherals, with recently-published patent application illustrations revealing a version of the Touch Bar has been considered for the Magic Keyboard accessory.

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07:50
Apple is completely redesigning the Mac Pro… again

Enlarge / The 2013 Mac Pro, doomed to never be updated again. (credit: Apple)

Wonders never cease. Apple, normally secretive to a fault and allergic to talking about future products before it considers them ready, summoned a small group of journalists from outlets including TechCrunch and Mashable to its headquarters earlier this month to tell them that the Mac Pro will once again be completely redesigned. But it isn't saying what the redesign will look like, and a new Mac Pro is not launching until sometime "next year."

The...

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07:47
Microsoft may have Pushed Apple to rethink their Mac...

Back in February 2016 our Patently Mobile blog posted a report titled "Microsoft Patent Clearly shows that a Modular Desktop PC to take on Apple's iMac is on the Drawing Board." Then in late October Microsoft actually launched their modular desktop under the branding 'Surface Studio' and the PC press fell in love with it immediately.

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07:38
August announces new pro version of its Smart Lock...

August already makes one of the most consumer-friendly smart locks with HomeKit support and much more, and now a new pro version with support for the Z-Wave protocol is coming soon. August announced the new hardware and its entry into Z-Wave Alliance today.

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07:37
AWT TV Episode 2: Anniversaries, keyboards and...

While some folks were watching some basketball game on TV last night, the rest of the world was joining Dennis Sellers, Marty Edwards and me for another episode of AWT TV. This week's show was a blast; we changed the tools we use so the sound is much better than during our debut show, Steve was live from Apple Park and Earth orbit (you'll have to watch...), and we were visited by Pippin the cat, who just happened to turn 3 years old yesterday.

We had a few app demos during the show, managed to show off some fun products that we've either recently reviewed or will be reviewing shortly, and altogether had a great time. Later this month, we plan on opening participation in AWT TV recordings to our Team AWT members, so keep an eye open for that announcement!

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07:36
SteerMouse 5.0.8 - Powerful third-party mouse driver.

SteerMouse is an advanced driver for USB and Bluetooth mice. It also supports Apple Mighty Mouse very well.

SteerMouse can assign various functions to buttons that Apple's software does not allow, including double-clicks, modifier clicks, application switching, assignment of shortcut keys, "snap to" cursor movement, which moves the cursor to target (such as an OK button), and more.

SteerMouse lets you control the cursor's Sensitivity on top of the Tracking Speed. (Apple's software only allows adjustment for the Tracking Speed.) By adjusting both configurations, you can customize the ideal setting for the cursor to fit the movements of your hand.



Version 5.0.8:

  • Problem solved where "Click Lock" would not draw in image editors
  • Problem solved where keyboard shortcut would repeat unintentionally



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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07:32
Apple finally refreshes the Mac Pro, but the model...

No three words will stop a Mac user in their tracks faster than these: Mac Pro update. It’s been more than three years since Apple last paid any attention to its desktop tower, and users have been anxiously awaiting an upgrade. However, while Apple indeed announced a refresh Tuesday morning, the real news is about what’s coming down the road.

First, the new specs: Apple is still offering two base models of Mac Pro at $2,999 and $3,999. The lower-end model jumps from from a quad-core Xeon CPU to a 6-core one, and gets dual G500 GPUs (an upgrade over the G300 GPUs), while the step-up model gets an 8-core CPU (up from 6) and dual D700 GPUs (up from the D500). That’s it. There’s no USB-C and no Thunderbolt 3, which means it still won’t be able to run the...

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07:20
The Mac Pro Is Getting a Major Do-Over

Apple is moving away from the current, cylinder-shaped design used on its Mac Pro desktop, but that replacement will take until next year to hit shelves. From a report: "The Mac Pro, the current vintage that we introduced, we wanted to do something bold and different. In retrospect, it didn't well suit some of the people we wanted to reach," admitted Apple SVP Craig Federighi. "So many of our customers were moving to iMac that we saw a path to address to many, many more of those people," he added. "With the current generation Mac Pro, which some customers love, others may not, one of the things that's certainly clear and true about that is the team tried to do something different, something bold and we always want to encourage the Mac team that whatever products you make, that make customers happy, that we do bold work. Because the Mac's always been about that. It's been about not being conventional thinking, not me-too-stuff," said Phil Schiller. [...] While we'll have to wait...

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07:14
No touchscreens coming to pro Macs, says Apple'...




Apple isn't planning to offer touchscreens on any of its upcoming professional-level Macs, the company's worldwide marketing head said in revealing upcoming new Mac Pros and iMacs on Tuesday.

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07:02
Facebook's rocket ship icon is a test flight...

If you see a rocket-ship icon on your Facebook feed on iOS or Android (top of the screen for Android, bottom for iOS), it's apparently because Facebook thinks one news feed is not enough. The social media platform is testing a second timeline where you can waste more time watching videos, memes, and reading popular articles.

Tapping the rocket-ship icon shows a news feed made up of popular articles, videos, and other posts from Facebook Pages. These are items Facebook believes will interest you, based on a number of criteria including similarity to other content you've liked, and a post's popularity among your friends.

Ian Paul/PCWorld

Facebook's secondary news feed.

To read this...

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07:00
Apple promises pro iMacs later this year, says Mac...

Apple slightly updated the Mac Pro today and promised a radical new modular design coming next year alongside a pro Apple display. Within the news shared through Daring Fireball were also mentions of a new pro iMac coming later this year and a vague reference to possibly new Mac mini hardware.

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06:35
Together 3.8.2 - Store and organize all of your...

Together helps you organize your Mac, giving you the ability to store, edit and preview your files in a single clean, uncluttered interface.

Features

  • Smart storage. With simple drag-and-drop functionality, Together lets you gather up images, text, bookmarks, and files for safekeeping. With built-in note-taking capabilities and easy inter-app file transfers, take control of cluttered, disorganized groups of files and restore them to a state of order and manageability.
  • Previewing and editing. Together can edit and preview a wide range of filetypes, and seamlessly incorporates QuickView for everything else. File editing is always a double-click away, and your changes are automatically synchronized.
  • Organization, optimized. If you are tired of dealing with scatterbrained systems of files and folders, Together's refreshing, iTunes-like interface will help you breathe easy. Organize...
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06:30
Apple Will Ship A Pro iMac Later This Year, It Won...

Apple's expected update to its iMac line will arrive later this year with some previously unexpected additions: pro models. From a report: "We have big plans for the iMac," Phil Schiller, Apple's SVP of worldwide marketing, said during a recent reporter roundtable at the company's Machine Shop hardware prototyping lab. "We're going to begin making configurations of iMac specifically with the pro customer in mind." Just what those configurations will entail, Apple won't yet say. Nor will it comment on the possibility of an iMac Pro moniker for the more powerful machines in the lineup. Company executives are, however, quite happy to confirm a feature the pro iMac will not have: touchscreen. "No," Schiller said when asked if Apple would consider building such a thing. "Touch doesn't even register on the list of things pro users are interested in talking about. They're interested in things like performance and storage and expandability."

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06:27
EditShare unveils Lightworks Video Editor 14.0

EditShare (http://www.editshare.com) has unveiled Lightworks NLE version 14.0, which sports a new look and an extensive list of new features to benefit YouTubers and social marketers, as well as indie and corporate video makers. It’s compatible with macOS, Windows, and Linux systems.

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06:26
Artlantis Studio 6.5.2.12 - 3D rendering of interior...

Artlantis Studio is a unique and ideal tool for performing very high-resolution rendering easily and in real time. The new FastRadiosity engine now lets you compute images in radiosity-even in preview. Another innovative feature of Artlantis is that 3D objects and vegetation can be used directly in the preview window by simply dragging and dropping them. This enables users to work on different scenarios quickly and to simulate true virtual scenes in a real environment.



Version 6.5.2.12:

Render Manager

  • PSD object layer colors were different depending on the clients
  • The program quit when pausing a rendering by clicking "Cancel"
  • Ambient occlusion did not render or was different from Artlantis
  • Possible crashes when rendering large images

Artlantis

  • Light cone not taken into account when rendering
  • Demo mode period did not work on macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • Unable to...
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06:23
∞ Funny story about the new Mac Pro announcement

There’s a new Mac Pro coming, eventually, but there’s an interesting story that unfolds. Pop over to the main Loop post for all the details. My 2 cents? Well worth it.

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06:22
Telestream adds support for IMSC 1.0 timed text...

Telestream (www.telestream.net), a provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, has announced that its entire suite of captioning and subtitling products now supports IMSC 1.0, the new OTT standard for subtitling and captioning. For major networks and content distributors standardizing on the IMF file-based delivery format, such as Netflix, delivering subtitles for streaming content with IMSC 1.0 Timed Text is a requirement.

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06:14
Apple plans new iMac configurations targeting pro...




Despite the delay in new Mac Pro models arriving on the market, Apple is still aiming to target professional users looking for new Macs, and has revealed plans to release new iMacs this year with new configuration options that could be attractive to prosumer and creative users.

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06:05
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06:03
New iMacs likely to have Magic Keyboards with Touch...

Now that Apple has confirmed to Daring Fireball that new iMacs are coming this year, recent patent applications show that we can probably expect a Magic Keyboard with a Touch Bar on such all-in-ones — or at least offered as an option. 

Patents 20170090596, 20170090597 and 20170090654 are for a “keyboard with adaptive input row.” Here’s Apple’s summary of the invention: “The adaptive input row may be positioned within an opening of a device and include a cover for receiving a touch and a display that is configured to present an adaptable set of indicia. The adaptive input row may also include one or more sensors for detecting the location of a touch and/or the magnitude of a force of the touch. The adaptive input row may be positioned adjacent or proximate to a keyboard of the electronic device.”

In the patent filing, Apple notes that...

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05:56
ISPs can now officially store and sell user data

President Trump has signed the executive order finalizing the repeal of FCC’s Internet privacy rules that would have stopped intrusive practices of ISPs.

Internet Service Providers are now free to collect and share their subscribers’ private data that includes precise geolocation, financial information, health information, children’s information and web browsing history. While ISPs are claiming they won’t sell customer data, now that they are legally allowed to do it, there’s lots of skepticism surrounding this claim.
 

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05:45
Apple upgrades 2013 Mac Pros with more cores &...




Simultaneous with teasing redesigned Mac Pros due next year, Apple on Tuesday announced modest upgrades to existing 2013 models, increasing the performance of stock configurations.

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05:36
Daring Fireball: Apple has new Mac Pros, iMacs in...

Whoo hoo! Apple has told John Gruber at Daring Fireball that they're working on a “completely rethought” Mac Pro, with a modular design that can accommodate high-end CPUs and big GPUs, and which should make it easier for Apple to update with new components on a regular basis. 

The Mac Pro hasn’t been upgraded since its 2013 debut, though the price has remained the same. The Cupertino, California-based company is also working on Apple-branded pro displays to go with them. Unfortunately, Gruber says, the goodies won’t go on sale this year. However, Apple is releasing speed-bump updates to the existing “trash can” Mac Pros. The $2999 model goes from 4 Xeon CPU cores to 6, and from dual AMD G300 GPUs to dual G500 GPUs. The $3999 model goes from 6 CPU cores to 8, and from dual D500 GPUs to dual D800 GPUs. Nothing else is changing, including the ports.

What’s more, Apple told Gruber that Apple has “great” new...

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05:27
Patent trollin’: Uniloc sues Apple for — what else...

Another day, another lawsuit. AppleInsider reports that Uniloc, a “patent troll,” has filed suit against Apple claiming infringement of three patents related to certain Maps features, user authentication via Apple ID and UDIDs, and remote iOS updates. 

Filed with the patent holder friendly Eastern Texas District Court, Uniloc's lawsuit alleges infringement of three owned patents relating to various consumer facing Apple services. The non-practicing entity is leveraging a set of fairly recent IP credited to Uniloc CEO and serial inventor Craig Etchegoyen.

A “patent troll” is an individual or an organization that purchases and holds patents for unscrupulous purposes such as stifling competition or launching patent infringement suits. In legal terms, a patent troll is a type of non-practicing entity: someone who...

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05:24
Apple Updates Mac Pro, Says All-New Model With Apple...

Apple today introduced spec-bumped versions of the current Mac Pro, marking the first updates to Apple's pro-oriented desktop computer in over three years. Apple also confirmed it is working on a "completely rethought" Mac Pro with Apple-branded pro displays that will launch at some point beyond this year.

The existing Quad-Core model with dual AMD FirePro D300 GPUs is now 6-Cores with dual D500 GPUs and 16GB of RAM for $2,999, while the 6-Core model with dual AMD FirePro D500 GPUs is now 8-Cores with dual D700 GPUs and 16GB of RAM for $3,999. There remain no Thunderbolt 3 ports or any other hardware changes.

Essentially, this means the existing $3,999 model is now the $2,999 base model, while an 8-Core model with dual D700 GPUs is the new high-end option. Both models are equipped with 256GB PCIe-based flash storage, four USB 3.0 ports, six Thunderbolt 2...

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05:23
Apple Says New iMacs Geared Towards Pros Coming...

Apple's marketing chief Phil Schiller and software engineering chief Craig Federighi have confirmed that Apple is working on new iMac models that the company expects to launch later "this year," as reported by TechCrunch.

Apple did not share specific details about what to expect from the refresh, but Thunderbolt 3 ports and faster processors are likely at the very least. At least one model will reportedly have the option for a new and likely faster AMD graphics chip, but few other iMac rumors have surfaced to date.

Federighi thinks the new iMac models will address "even more of the pro market," as noted by ...

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05:19
All-new Mac Pro with modular design, Apple-branded...




Though they won't arrive this year, Apple has revealed that the Mac Pro will live on with an entirely new design that will be easier to update on a regular basis, and that Apple-branded professional displays are also in the product pipeline.

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05:17
Apple upgrades Mac Pro, promises radical modular...

Many of us wondered whether the Mac Pro line was dead, but Apple has told Daring Fireball’s John Gruber and others that it is continuing development on its high-end desktop, and will next year be releasing a ‘completely rethought’ model with a modular design intended to make the machine more upgradable.

Apple is currently hard at work on a “completely rethought” Mac Pro, with a modular design that can accommodate high-end CPUs and big honking hot-running GPUs, and which should make it easier for Apple to update with new components on a regular basis. 

The company is also updating the existing Mac Pro today – and will be making new Apple Displays to go with next year’s model, along with new pro-focused iMacs …

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05:15
Rumor: Apple orders 70 million OLED units from...

A company doesn’t buy 70 million components unless you’re probably going to include it in a future product.

Apple has reportedly placed an order for 70 million OLED panels from Samsung, which looks to be set to become Apple’s sold OLED supplier.

Demand for the 2017 iPhone, which is expected to feature a major design overhaul with an edge-to-edge display, glass body, and a premium price tag, is expected to be high as it typically is in a year when a new look is unveiled. Apple and Samsung are gearing up to meet demand with the large panel order.

The story is followed by the following comment from IHS Markit analyst David Hsieh:

“Apple has ordered 70 million units of OLED panels from Samsung this year, while Samsung is preparing to churn out as many as 95 million for Apple in 2017, in case demand exceeds expectations.”

It’s rumored that the OLED panels will be in short supply come the next-gen iPhone’s launch in September, with the majority of...

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05:09
Apple was Granted 37 Patents Today Covering iDevices...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 37 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover three distinct inventions. One covers shock absorbers built into the corners of an iDevice that are designed to eject if the iDevice is falling in order to prevent damage. A second patent covers OLED displays for iDevices that could have curved or bent angles. The third patent covers a OLED crack detection

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05:00
Apple releases iOS 10.3.1 update, offers bug fixes,...

After a major OS update come the fixes.

Apple on Monday released iOS 10.3.1, an update available for its iOS devices available as an over-the-air update or when connected to iTunes via a Mac or Windows PC.

The update, which weighs in at just under 30 megabytes as an OTA download, resolves issues such as a hardware-specific problem wherein iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c handsets had trouble updating over the air.

The 5 and 5c were Apple’s last iPhone models with a 32-bit processor, the A6. Since the iPhone 5s all iOS devices have turned to 64-bit technology. Apple is in the process of phasing out 32-bit support, and indeed the iOS 10.3.2 beta appears to omit it entirely.

Among the core changes introduced in iOS 10.3 was the switch to the Apple File System, which is better optimized for flash storage. In some cases, the switch restored gigabytes of storage space to the device.

The update addresses bugs, offers security updates and also resolves a...

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05:00
The Mac Pro Lives

Let’s not beat around the bush. I have great news to share:

Apple is currently hard at work on a “completely rethought” Mac Pro, with a modular design that can accommodate high-end CPUs and big honking hot-running GPUs, and which should make it easier for Apple to update with new components on a regular basis. They’re also working on Apple-branded pro displays to go with them.

I also have not-so-great news:

These next-gen Mac Pros and pro displays will not ship until next year. In the meantime, Apple is today releasing meager speed-bump updates to the existing Mac Pros. The $2999 model goes from 4 Xeon CPU cores to 6, and from dual AMD G300 GPUs to dual G500 GPUs. The $3999 model goes from 6 CPU cores to 8, and from dual D500 GPUs to dual D800 GPUs. Nothing else is changing, including the ports. No USB-C, no Thunderbolt 3 (and so no support for the LG UltraFine 5K display).

But more good news, too:

Apple has “great” new iMacs in the pipeline,...

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04:41
Amazon Chime 4.1.5610 - Amazon-based communications...

Amazon Chime is a communications service that transforms online meetings with a secure, easy-to-use application that you can trust. Amazon Chime works seamlessly across your devices so that you can stay connected. You can use Amazon Chime for online meetings, video conferencing, calls, chat, and to share content, both inside and outside your organization. Amazon Chime frees you to work productively from anywhere.

Features

  • Frustration-Free Online Meetings - Make your online meetings effortless with Amazon Chime. Meetings start on time, and they’re easy to join. Meetings call you, and with a single tap or click, you can join or notify participants that you’re running late. A visual roster shows who is in the meeting and who is running late, and allows anyone to mute background noise. Amazon Chime automatically reconnects you if you get dropped. Crystal clear audio and HD video keep you focused on the discussion.
  • ...
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04:39
Twitter seeking deal to allow users to watch live...

If you enjoy following live sports games on Twitter while you watch them, you may soon to be able to watch pay-TV live broadcasts from within the Twitter app.

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04:30
PDFpenPro 8.3.4 - $124.95

PDFpenPro allows users to edit PDF's easily. Add text, images and signatures. Fill out PDF forms. Merge or split PDF documents. Reorder and delete pages. Create fillable forms and tables of content with PDFpenPro! Even correct text and edit graphics!

The Pro version adds these additional features that the regular version does not:

  • Create cross-platform fillable PDF forms
  • Add interactive signature fields to forms
  • Create and edit Table of Contents
  • Convert websites into PDFs
  • Correct typos in OCR text layer
  • Add and edit document permissions
  • Automatic form creation - detects text fields and check boxes in existing PDF and makes them fillable
  • Create submit buttons to submit form data via web or email
  • Gather submitted form data via backend integration
  • Export in Microsoft® Excel (.xlsx, .xls), Microsoft® PowerPoint (.pptx, .ppt), and PDF Archive (PDF/A) formats (requires...
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04:30
NeuBible is the Bible app Apple would make (if it...

Increasingly, in worship services, I notice folks reading their Bibles and looking up Scripture on their iPhones and iPads. Hey, I'm one of them. My favorite iOS Bible app has been the NIV [New International Version] 50th Edition. However, my NEW favorite is the $4.99 NeuBible, which is available at the Apple App Store.

It's elegant and simple-yet-sophisticated. The creators of NeuBible — former Apple designer Kory Westerhold and Yahoo design director Aaron Martin say — their goal was to "get rid of everything between you and scripture." They've definitely succeeded in their goal. Think of this as the iBible.

I've tried NeuBible on both an iPhone 6, an iPhone 6 Plus, an iPad Air 2, an iPhone 7 Plus, and a 12.9-inch iPad Pro. It's great on the "smaller" Apple smartphone, but really shines on the bigger smartphones and tablets...

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04:24
Worldwide security tech spending to reach $81.7...

Worldwide security tech spending to reach $81.7 billion in 2017
A new from International Data Corporation (www.idc.com) forecasts worldwide revenues for security-related hardware, software, and services will reach $81.7 billion in 2017, an increase of 8.2% over 2016.

Global spending on security solutions is expected to accelerate slightly over the next several years, achieving a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.7% through 2020 when revenues will be nearly $105 billion.

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04:21
PDFpen 8.3.4 - $74.95

PDFpen allows users to easily edit PDF's. Add text, images and signatures. Fill out PDF forms. Merge or split PDF documents. Reorder and delete pages. Even correct text and edit graphics!

Features

  • Add text, images and signatures to PDF
  • Correct text in original PDF with editable text blocks
  • Fill out interactive PDF forms and sign them
  • Redact or erase text, including OCR text
  • Search and redact text; search and replace text
  • Export in Microsoft® Word format
  • Scan directly from Image Capture or TWAIN scanners
  • Perform OCR (Optical Character Recognition) on scanned documents
  • Viewable OCR layer for proofing OCR text from scanned pages
  • Adjust resolution, color depth and contrast, skew, and size of an image or scanned document
  • Sign PDF forms via interactive signature fields (not digital signatures)
  • Insert and remove pages; re-order pages in a PDF by drag...
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04:19
Global OLED display market to grow at a CAGR of 21....

The global OLED display market to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.86% during the period 2017-2021, according to Research and Markets (www.researchandmarkets.com).

The report from the research group has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is technological advances in augmented reality.

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04:17
TrailRunner 3.8.1497 - 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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04:11
Paparazzi! 1.0b4 - Make user-defined size...

Paparazzi! is a small utility for OS X that makes screenshots of webpages. This very simple tool takes screenshots of websites which do not fit on one screen. You specify the desired width, minimal height and the URL. The program displays a preview and you can save the screenshot to PNG, JPEG, TIFF, or PDF.



Version 1.0b4:

  • Fixed capturing on OS X 10.11



  • OS X 10.9 or later



Download Now]]>

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04:08
Apple patent application illustrates Touch Bar and...

I wondered soon after the launch of the 2016 MacBook Pro whether Apple might have plans to bring the Touch Bar and Touch ID to a new Magic Keyboard. A new Apple patent application shows that the company is at least exploring the idea.

As ever, the language of the patent is dense, but the illustrations include a standalone keyboard as well as a laptop one.

In some embodiments, the device may also include a processing unit positioned within the housing, and a primary display positioned at least partially within the housing and configured to display a graphical-user interface executed by the processing unit. In some embodiments, the display is an organic light-emitting diode display. The electronic device may be a keyboard device.

As I...

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04:00
Apple should implement live support in FaceTime

Screen sharing will likely be in a future feature of Apple's FaceTime. If/when it happens, I'd like to see Apple take things a step further.

Apple’s FaceTime service is a method of two-way personal communication only at the present. However, Apple has filed for a patent that would allow mobile app data sharing and collaboration over FaceTime.

That's great, but where is the Amazon Fire-like feature where you can get live support complete with remote control and administration? That would be extremely useful on a practical level for Mac/iOS device users and a great public relations move for Apple.

While we're on the subject, whatever happened to Apple's promise to open up FaceTime for the world. There’s an opportunity for business level functionality if the technology was opened up. Apple needs to rely on all computers — Window PCs included — to support the software in order for it to really become the...

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03:15
Apple Awarded a Patent for a Highly-Efficient...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 37 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we briefly cover Apple's granted patent relating to high-efficient inductive charging interfaces for mobile devices. Apple's patent places extraordinary emphasis on a next-gen connector plug. The system is designed to reduce the complexity of the inductive componentry required in iDevices.

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01:52
The Trump Administration's Decision to Crack...

Fed up with a program it says favors foreign workers at the expense of Americans, the Trump administration rolled out a trio of policy shifts. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency on Friday made it harder for companies to bring overseas tech workers to the U.S. using the H-1B work visa. On Monday, the agency issued a memo laying out new measures to combat what it called "fraud and abuse" in the program. The Justice Department also warned employers applying for the visas not to discriminate against U.S. workers.

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Monday April 3

21:25
Trump repeals federal protections stopping ISPs from...




President Donald Trump on Monday signed into law a bill that repeals a set of privacy regulations that would have required internet service providers to request authorization before selling sensitive customer data to advertisers, or using that same information for marketing campaigns.

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21:01
Belkin releases MIXIT DuraTek USB-C cable and takes...

Few accessory manufacturers have been around since the dawn of the Mac, but one was actually in existence pre-Mac: Belkin. The company was founded by Chet Pipkin (current CEO), who started building cables on his parents' dining room table in 1983. Now the company is well-known to most Apple users for its wide range of accessories, and today Belkin released its latest product -- the US$29.99 MIXIT DuraTek USB-C cable.

The new USB-C cable is a far cry from the original Belkin cables, featuring reinforced conductors with Kevlar® fiber added to improve durability and make a 5-year limited warranty possible. The MIXIT DuraTek USB-C cable is 4 feet long, and comes in black, silver, rose gold and gold colors. Not only does it look good with its long and flexible strain relief connectors, but the cable is MFi certified. 

Speaking of certification, Belkin was the first cable manufacturer to produce cables...

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20:59
FileZilla 3.25.1 - Fast and reliable FTP client.

FileZilla (ported from Windows) is a fast and reliable FTP client and server with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface.



Version 3.25.1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.9 or later.

Bug fixes and minor changes:

  • OS X: Fixed a crash if connecting to old servers not supporting UTF-8
  • Fixed timeout detection



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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20:59
Adobe Creative Cloud 4.0.1.188 - Access Adobe apps...

Adobe Creative Cloud costs $19.99/month for a single app, or $49.99/month for the entire suite.

Introducing Adobe Creative Cloud desktop applications, including Adobe Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC. They're the next generation of CS tools. Get hundreds of all-new features. Keep your entire creative world in sync: files, feedback from team members, fonts, settings, and updates. And, as always, your applications live on your desktop, not in a browser and not in the cloud.

With Creative Cloud, your entire creative world is synced and organized for you across multiple devices. Track comments posted to shared files, keep tabs on your work and your followers on Behance, respond to invitations to join a project folder, manage your fonts, download the latest product updates, and more.

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20:59
Opera 44.0.2510.857 - High-performance Web browser.

Opera is a fast and secure browser trusted by millions of users. With the intuitive interface, Speed Dial and visual bookmarks for organizing favorite sites, news feature with fresh, relevant content, speed-boosting Opera Turbo mode and more handy features, Opera has everything you need to do more on the web. Also, with 1700+ available extensions, you can mix and match additional features to customize the browser the way you want.



Version 44.0.2510.857:

  • TouchBar support.
  • Support for CSS Grid Layout and WebAssembly
  • Support for the Credential Management API
  • Background tab throttling has been added



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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20:59
Little Snitch 3.7.4 - Alerts you about outgoing...

Little Snitch gives you control over your private outgoing data.

Track background activity

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

Control your network

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



Version 3.7.4:

  • Fixed a possible local exploit allowing privilege escalation in Little Snitch Installer
  • Improved handling of apps running in iOS Simulator
  • Fixed a crash of Little Snitch Configuration when editing multiple temporary rules
  • Improved...
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20:59
Vivaldi 1.8.770.50 - 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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20:49
Sony's slow-mo friendly Xperia XZs goes on sale...

As smartphones have evolved to basically all look the same, manufacturers have been keen to capitalize on gimmicks to entice customers. Sony didn't buck that trend with the forthcoming, monolithic Xperia XZs and its rear camera that's capable of shoo...

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20:28
Tesla's market value surpasses Ford

Ford is currently valued at about $45.1 billion. Tesla is now worth $47.8 billion, reports Bloomberg. Last year, Tesla delivered less than 80,000 cars. Ford, America's second largest automaker, sold 6.7 million vehicles.

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20:16
Apple refunding users who purchased Workflow after...




Apple on Monday began processing refunds for customers who recently purchased Workflow, an automation app the Cupertino tech giant acquired last month.

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20:06
As Apple's GPU plans go public, Imagination...




Ten years after Apple effectively created a viable, high-end mobile graphics business for Imagination Technologies--and a year after the iPhone maker publicly declined to acquire the company--the British graphics technology firm now appears to be in full panic mode that its mobile technology may end up abandoned like MIPS, PowerPC, Nvidias Tegra and Texas Instrumentss OMAP.

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19:43
Google hopes license sharing will stop Android...

With over 4,000 different devices released in the last year alone, the Android ecosystem is massive. That kind of scale can lead to a lot of copyright confusion and patent squabbling on the platform, which Google would probably like to avoid in the f...

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19:02
The White House is saving all of Trump's...

Five days after Trump's inauguration, news leaked that his staff was continuing to use email linked to a private server. While that's not illegal (though hypocritical, given Hillary's election pillorying), it requires those using non-government email...

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19:00
President Trump officially signs resolution to...

As expected, President Trump today signed a resolution that will repeal Obama-era Internet privacy regulations. The move comes following the resolution passing the Senate and the House, despite calls from privacy advocates that it would allow ISPs to sell the browsing history of its customers.

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18:47
Apple Reveals Touch Bar with Touch ID in 6 Patent...

Last Thursday the US Patent & Trademark Office published a series of six patent applications from Apple covering their new Touch Bar for the MacBook. The patents also describe a Touch Bar destined for the iMac keyboard which likely means an accessory as well. The patents are divided into two distinct camps. The first group covers Apple's 'Adaptive Input Row' which is marketed as the Touch Bar. The second group covers 'restricted-access buttons' marketed as Touch ID, built into the right end of the Touch Bar.

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18:22
Notorious patent troll Uniloc targets Apple over...




Notorious patent troll Uniloc on Monday filed suit against Apple claiming infringement of three patents related to certain Maps features, user authentication via Apple ID and UDIDs, and remote iOS updates.

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18:13
Winners of the CalDigit TS3 Lite Thunderbolt 3 dock...




AppleInsider would like to congratulate the winners of our latest giveaway, Rich H., Kelly W. and John B., each of whom will receive a TS3 Lite Thunderbolt 3 dock courtesy of CalDigit.

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17:56
What's on TV: 'Rogue One,' '...

While March Madness is finally coming to an end, it's also time for some big spring premieres. Archer's latest season, Dreamland is here, and it's on FXX these days so check your cable lineup. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story makes its Blu-ray debut this...

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17:39
President Trump Signs Repeal of U.S. Broadband...

United States President Donald Trump today signed into law a bill that reverses Obama-era broadband privacy rules preventing Internet Service Providers from selling a subscriber's web browsing history and other personal information without permission.

The now-reversed law would have limited what ISPs like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T could do with sensitive customer data like location, browsing history, and other personal information like Social Security numbers. Under the law, which would have been enacted at the end of 2017, ISPs were also required to strengthen protections against hackers and security breaches.

Going forward, Internet Service Providers will not need to get permission from customers to sell customer data like web browsing history, but following customer outcry and confusion over the repeal of the law, many ISPs have said...

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17:32
Trump signs bill rolling back FCC privacy rules for...

As promised, Donald Trump has signed a bill that nullifies rules introduced last year by the FCC to protect data and privacy for customers of internet service providers. Those rules would've blocked an ISP from selling data like a customer's browsing...

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16:57
Seven corporate rebrand attempts even worse than...

Now that the Verizon-AOL-Yahoo! merger is finally nearing its completion, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong took to social media on Monday to unveil the combined organization's new name: Oath. No, seriously. They're calling it Oath. Yeah, like the promise. No, I...

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16:43
Apple reimbursing customers who recently purchased...

Apple today began sending out emails to customers who purchased popular automation app Workflow in the last few weeks, letting them know that they’ll be receiving a refund for the purchase price of the app.

Apple is handing out refunds because following its recent acquisition of the Workflow app and team, it made the Workflow app free to download and removed some key functionality.

Respect, Apple.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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16:27
YouTube pushes harder to tag videos 'too...

Weeks ago, an investigation by the Times revealed that plenty of mundane advertisements were unknowingly presented alongside extremist videos on YouTube, sparking outrage and a few companies to withdraw from the ad program. Google quickly vowed to ta...

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16:08
Microsoft Shutters CodePlex, Will Migrate Projects...


In a move that caps off its gradual embrace of open source in a bear hug, Microsoft last week announced that it would shutter its nearly 11-year-old CodePlex project site and migrate its library of work to GitHub. Microsoft has invested in Visual Studio Team Services as its "One Engineering Project" for proprietary projects and exposed many key open source projects -- such as Visual Studio Code, TypeScript and the Cognitive Toolkit -- on GitHub, noted Brian Harry, vice president for cloud developer services at Microsoft.

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16:02
Apple to reveal fiscal Q2 2017 earnings on May 2




Apple on Monday announced plans to report quarterly earnings for the second fiscal quarter of 2017 on May 2, a key period that follows the company's record-breaking 2016 holiday quarter.

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15:58
Bang & Olufsen's modular speakers double as...

There hasn't been a shortage of attempts at modular speakers, but how many of them would you be willing to place at the center of your living room decor? Not many, we'd wager. Bang & Olufsen, however, thinks it can do better. It's introducing...

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15:53
Apple will announce second fiscal quarter results on...

Apple will announce its second fiscal quarter results on Tuesday, May 2, at 2 p.m. (Pacific). As usual, Apple will offer an audio webcast of the call.

Three consecutive quarters of better earnings has helped Apple surge more than 30% in the past year, outperforming the Nasdaq and its peers. The Sellers Research Group (that’s me) says the trend will continue.

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15:42
Industrial designer Christopher Stringer is leaving...

Industrial designer Christopher Stringer is leaving Apple after 21 years with the company, according to The Information. The article doesn't say whether he's retiring or taking another job.

Stringer, shown in the photo with Apple design guru Jony Ive, has been intimately involved with every Apple product since 1995. He was also the first person called to testify in the trial between Apple and Samsung.

He and Richard Howarth — joined Apple in 1996 and has been involved in the design of nearly every Apple product since the original iMac — were the top contenders to take over the design studio when Ive was promoted to Chief Design Officer. Howarth got the job two years ago.

According to Cult of Mac, Stringer worked on the early PowerBooks and tower computers. During his tenure at...

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15:29
Apple releases iOS 10.3.1

Apple has posted iOS 10.3.1 It includes bug fixes and performance improvements.

iOS 10.3.1 is available as an over-the-air update (Settings > General > Software Update). And iOS 10.3.2 has already been released as a beta to both developers and public beta testers.

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15:25
Customer service on Twitter now includes location...

Twitter is one way to easily get some customer service. A simple tweet can often get a faster response than finding a customer support number or using email. The social network has a new feature to make support even more personal: Brands can now requ...

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15:00
Hands-on with the SpiderPro DSLR Holster System

My Canon DSLR securely locked into a SpiderPro holster. Photo ©2017, Steven Sande

A good percentage of Apple World Today readers are owners of Digital SLR cameras (DSLRs) who use the interchangeable lenses and advanced capabilities of their cameras to take their photography beyond what's possible with iPhone cameras. While the photographic options are definitely better, carrying bulky DSLRs with the traditional neck straps can be a painful experience. Today I'm going hands-on with the SpiderPro DSLR Holster System (single camera starting at US$135), a unique and comfortable way to carry a DSLR -- on your hip.

Design

As someone who lugs his Canon DSLR around the world, I've been waiting for something like this. Up until now, I used one of the better neck/shoulder straps on the market from Joby (...

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14:56
New in Daylite: Know What Your Teams Are Working On...

Want to know what your sales or marketing team is working on without having to interrupt them? Now you can get a quick overview of what each team is working on with Team View in Daylite on Mac.

Daylite is a Mac CRM & Project Management app that helps teams work better, together. Now with Team View, you can see each team’s appointments, tasks, and project deadlines for today and the next seven days – all in one place.

“This new feature is an easy way to get a big picture view of how my teams are doing. It makes it easy for me to delegate tasks, check on task status, compare work loads for individuals/teams, and creates a continuity for me between individuals and teams.”

– Libby Flores, COO of E.L. Achieve

Team View is another way Daylite makes managing projects and clients easier as a team. Want to learn more? Visit...

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14:52
Electric skull cap helps brain cancer patients live...

A skull cap that shocks tumors with low-intensity electric fields is helping people battle brain cancer. When combined with the oral chemotherapy drug temozolomide, it significantly improved survival rates in patients, according to a clinical trial p...

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14:44
Following acquisition, Apple refunding customers who...

Last week, it was revealed that Apple had acquired popular iOS quotation tool Workflow. After the acquisition, Apple made the app free on the App Store, angering some users who had just purchased the app. To remedy this, however, Apple today has started reimbursing customers who purchased Workflow over recent weeks.

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14:27
PlayStation classic 'Jak and Daxter' will...

Sony isn't slowing down in its quest to bring seemingly every classic PlayStation series to the PS4. The gaming giant has revealed that Naughty Dog's PS2-era Jak and Daxter games (The Precursor Legacy, Jak II, Jak 3 and Jak X: Combat Racing) will be...

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14:21
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 3...

Notable software releases this week include Tinderbox 7.0.2, Apple Configurator 2.4, macOS Server 5.3, Skype 7.49, BBEdit 11.6.5, DEVONthink 2.9.11/DEVONnote 2.9.11, Safari 10.1, and Security Update 2017-001 (Yosemite and El Capitan).

 

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14:21
ExtraBITS for 3 April 2017

We have only one ExtraBIT for you this week: those who use Rogue Amoeba’s Airfoil utility with an Apple TV shouldn’t upgrade to tvOS 10.2 for now.

 

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14:15
Security Considerations When Selecting Cloud-Based...

My latest piece on Huffington Post:

OMG the cloud! Everything must go to the cloud, and now! And sometimes finding a tool is about workflow. And the workflow should make sense and be awesome.

But there’s an argument that you shouldn’t even keep a lot of data unless it’s kept confidential and therefore properly secured. The liability of keeping information about other people and what they do is just too great to outweigh what you might otherwise use that data for.

Security matters. Workflow matters. And with the number of services out there that you can use for any given task, if any aren’t secure enough then there are probably ten others you could use that are. So why might you choose to use a given service:

To read more, check out http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/58e26367e4b0d804fbbb7501

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14:09
Apple announces Q2 2017 earnings release & call...

As it normally does in the lead up to earnings season, Apple today announced that it will hold its Q2 2017 earnings call on Tuesday, May 2nd. The call will be held at the standard time of 2PM PT/5PM ET, with the earnings release itself being sent out roughly thirty minutes before then.

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14:00
∞ The most expensive deleted scenes filmed

95% of the time, deleted scenes are deleted for good reason.

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13:44
Computer programmers can still qualify for H-1B visas

Yes, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is cracking down on the controversial H-1B category of work visas with new anti-fraud and anti-abuse measures. But it is not disqualifying computer programmers from getting the visa, contrary t...

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13:30
Veteran designer Christopher Stringer leaves Apple...




One of Apple's most prominent industrial designers, Christopher Stringer, is said to be leaving after spending 21 years with the company.

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13:30
AWT News Update: April 3, 2017

2018 Subaru CrossTrek (CarPlay not shown...)

It's our first podcast of April. Spring has (somewhat) sprung, and there's Apple news in the air:

  • Subaru to debut the redesigned 2018 CrossTrek SUV at the New York International Car Show this month, complete with CarPlay
  • Apple has placed orders for 70 million flexible OLED panels for the 2017 iPhone with options for more
  • A 21-year veteran of Apple's industrial design team is leaving the company
  • Join us for AWT TV tonight at 6:30 PM PT/9:30 PM ET

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

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13:26
PDF Problems Continue in 10.12.4, but Primarily...

Following the release of macOS 10.12.4, Adam talks with PDF-savvy developers to see how well Apple is doing at fixing bugs in its rewritten PDFKit framework. The consensus is that Apple has indeed addressed some bugs but has simultaneously introduced new ones. Tread carefully.

 

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13:24
Yahoo and AOL are part of Verizon's new '...

Somewhere along the way, Verizon's planned purchase of Yahoo got real complicated. Thanks to security breachs of gargantuan proportions, Yahoo has lost a ton of value -- and the company was struggling even when Verizon announced its intentions to buy...

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13:15
Veteran member of Jony Ive’s industrial design team...

21-year Apple design team veteran Christopher Stringer is leaving the company, according to a new report from The Information. The departure of Stringer comes almost exactly a year after Apple lost another veteran designer to GoPro.

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13:03
Death Star-like lasers become a practical reality

Like many elements of sci-fi, the superweapon in Star Wars' Death Star seems implausible: can you really combine multiple laser beams into one fearsome blast? Apparently, you can... if not quite as dramatically as you see in the movies. Scientists...

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13:00
WarFriends seems friendly enough, but it's...

Free-to-play games often look appealing, but it’s difficult to know at a glance whether the business model is insidious and fun ruining, or reasonable and worth pumping a few bucks into. With Freemium Field Test, we’ll take a recent free-to-play iOS game, put it through its paces, and let you know if it’s really worth your time (and money).

There’s something slightly unsettling about the name “WarFriends”—like, warfare isn’t a thing you do with pals for kicks. And this is very much a game about killing people, even if doused in a cartoonish, big-headed style. The title itself just sends a slight chill down my spine; it feels ill-considered.

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

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12:43
Apple offers discounts on Beats headphones and Pill...

Apple has just discounted some Beats gear on its site. While not the lowest price we have tracked, the deals include some nice official price drops on Beats speakers and headphones.

more…

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12:36
Longtime Industrial Designer Leaving Apple's...

Longtime industrial designer Christopher Stringer, who has been with Apple for 21 years, is leaving the company, reports The Information.

Stringer, who is part of Jony Ive's industrial design team and had a hand in designing the iPhone, notably testified in the ongoing Samsung v. Apple legal battle back in 2012. As he's been working alongside Ive for many years, Stringer has had a hand in designing everything from the iPhone and iPad to the Mac over the last 20 years.

Ive's industrial design team is notoriously private, so little else is known about Stringer, or where he might be going after Apple. His departure comes nearly two years after Jony Ive took on the role of Chief Design Officer and took a...

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12:35
How NASA's future robots will explore frozen...

Delivering a rover to the surface of a distant icy world like Jupiter's moons Europa and Titan is only half the challenge. Once on the surface, the robotic explorers will have to contend with intense space radiation, plunging temperatures that drop t...

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12:12
Nintendo Switch owners report yet another issue:...

The Nintendo Switch is the fastest-selling console in the company's history, sure, but it hasn't been all roses. For example, gamers have encountered significant problems with the dock and Joy-Con controllers. But wait, there's more: Remember when th...

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12:00
Apple reportedly orders 70M bendable OLED displays...

As we inch closer to the release of the iPhone 8 later this year, Apple is starting to solidify its plans for the device. According to a report from Nikkei, Apple has placed an order for 70 million “bendable” OLED displays from Samsung for use in the iPhone 8…

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11:48
This connected vibrator's camera is...

While your microwave definitely isn't spying on you, it's always important to make informed choices about which connected devices you bring into your home. Case in point: the $249 Svakom Siime Eye, Wi-Fi-enabled vibrator -- which comes with a built-i...

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11:40
Apple Wants To Sell Premium TV Channels in a Bundle

Apple isn't done trying to sell you pay TV. From a report on Recode: Here's Apple's latest proposal: It wants to sell consumers a premium TV bundle, which combines HBO, Showtime and Starz. Apple already sells each of those channels individually. But it has approached the three networks about rolling them up into a single package, as conventional pay TV operators sometimes do. The difference: Traditional pay TV operators, like Charter, usually require consumers to subscribe to a basic level of TV channels before it will sell them a premium bundle. Apple could sell the bundle as standalone product, delivered via its iOS devices and its Apple TV settop box. Apple doesn't have a bundle deal in place with any of the premium networks, industry sources say. Apple currently sells HBO for $15 a month, Showtime for $11 a month, and Starz for $9 a month.

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11:39
Episode 29 of the MacAdmins Podcast: Just Us Chickens
11:25
Apple ordering 70 million Samsung OLED panels for...




Apple has ordered 70 million OLED panels from Samsung for the upcoming "iPhone 8," and could ask for even more depending on demand, a report said on Monday.

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11:25
Google WiFi helps keep you off the internet at night

Settling in and letting go of screens for dinner or bedtime can be a struggle for both kids and adults. Scheduling time to focus somewhere besides the internet, then, might make a lot of sense. Google's WiFi router now has a feature that can help you...

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11:11
Best Buy has dropped the DualShock 4 PC/Mac starter...

Last summer, Sony finally enabled wire-free use of the DualShock 4 controller on the PC by releasing a USB dongle, and in December, Steam added support for it. For anyone who swears by the DualShock 4 and has been holding out, Best Buy has an interesting deal today: The big box retailer is selling a DualShock 4 wireless controller starter kit for PC and Mac for $40.

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11:00
iOS 10.3.1 (14E304) Now Available

iOS 10.3.1 (14E304) Now Available

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11:00
iOS 10.3.1 (14E304) Now Available

iOS 10.3.1 (14E304) Now Available

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10:55
iOS 10.3.1 update is now available

One week after Apple released iOS 10.3, a major update to the operating system for the iPhone and iPad, the company has released another iOS update.

On Monday, Apple released iOS 10.3.1. According to the company’s release notes, iOS 10.3.1 has bug fixes and “improves the security of your iPhone or iPad.”

Always back up your device before installing the iOS update. The installation requires your iOS device to be connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi. When you’re ready, launch the Setting app, the tap General > Software Update. The update is 28.7MB.

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10:53
iOS 10.3.1 includes bug fixes and improves the...

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iOS 10.3.1 is out. The release notes don't specify what it fixes that wasn't addressed in the wide-ranging iOS 10.3 update released just a week ago, but we do know that this new update includes bug fixes and improves the security of your iPhone or iPad. Specifically, according to the more detailed notes on Apple's security page, 10.3.1 addresses a buffer overflow that could be exploited to execute code on your phone or tablet's Wi-Fi chip.

The bug is credited to Google's Project Zero, which discloses bugs to the public 90 days after telling...

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10:51
Twitter rolls out new location features in Direct...

Last week, Twitter made a change to the default profile picture and also stopped counting usernames against its character limit. This morning, Twitter is out with another announcement about new location-based features for businesses who are using its Direct Messages platform.

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10:39
Apple pushes out iOS 10.3.1 update, fixing iPhone 5...




Apple on Monday made the surprise release of iOS 10.3.1, available for iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches as an over-the-air update or when connected to iTunes via a Mac or Windows PC.

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10:33
Galaxy S8 vs. iPhone 8: Winning Has Little to Do...


The new Samsung Galaxy S8 has launched, and its target of choice is the as yet unlaunched Apple iPhone 8 Anniversary Edition. These phones are critical for both companies. Apple survives largely off the iPhone today, and Samsung is trying to recover both from its burning phone problem and from its top executive being arrested on bribery charges. Neither firm can afford a big loss to the other, and Samsung just came out of the gate with one hell of an opening salvo. Apple can focus on product, though, while Samsung has to restore its image.

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10:28
Apple releases iOS 10.3.1 with bug fixes, security...

One week after the initial release of iOS 10.3, Apple has released iOS 10.3.1. The new release is available as an over-the-air update (Settings > General > Software Update).

There's no word on exactly what bug fixes or security improvements have been made in the 10.3.1 release. iOS 10.3.2 has already been released as a beta to both developers and public beta testers.

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10:25
How to identify outdated apps that might not be...

Go to the linked web site to see how to check for iOS 11 incompatible apps. I’ve got several dozen apps that will break and some are ones I still use regularly.

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10:15
A visual guide to Vantablack, the darkest substance...

This stuff is fascinatingly weird.

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10:07
Apple releases iOS 10.3.1 with bug fixes &...

Apple has just begun rolling out iOS 10.3.1 for iPhones and iPads. With Apple’s iOS 10.3 release we saw a lack of support for 32-bit devices, but that’s changed with today’s update. iOS 10.3.1 brings back support for 32-bit devices and is available for the iPhone 5 and 5c. Release notes for this particular update are light, only noting bug fixes and security improvements.

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10:07
Apple still wants to sell you a skinny TV bundle

Apple needs one thing to make the Apple TV a must-own set-top box: a bundle of essential streaming channels that can compete with pay TV companies. But that’s not gonna happen—at least not anytime soon. So Apple is reportedly eyeing a skinnier subscription bundle of premium channels that it already offers à la carte.

According to Re/code, the company wants to bundle HBO, Showtime, and Starz in a premium package. You can already subscribe to each of those apps on iOS or the Apple TV for $15, $11, and $9 a month, respectively, and it’s unclear if Apple would discount those prices for a bundled subscription. (Hopefully?)

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10:06
Apple Releases iOS 10.3.1 to Address Wi-Fi...

Just one week after releasing iOS 10.3, a major update that included Apple Filesystem and Find My AirPods, Apple has released iOS 10.3.1, which appears to be a minor update to address bugs and other issues that have popped up since the release of iOS 10.3.

iOS 10.3.1 is available as a free over-the-air update for all iOS 10 users, and it can also be downloaded via iTunes.

According to Apple's release notes, iOS 10.3.1 includes bug fixes and improves the security of your iPhone or iPad, and a security document suggests it fixes a Wi-Fi-related vulnerability. The release notes do not go into more detail about what bug fixes might be bundled into this release, so we'll update...

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09:56
Could it be 2018 before we see substantial Mac...

Say it ain’t so:  Cannon Lake, Intel's next generation of Core processors, could arrive later than initially believed, after comments by a company executive suggest delays in development and mass production of the new processor, reports PC World. This could delay the anticipated 32GB MacBook Pro with Touch Bar until 2018.

It's hard to predict whether Cannon Lake shipments will happen before or after Christmas, Venkata Renduchintala, president of Intel’s PC, IoT, and chip design businesses, said at an Intel manufacturing event. The first Cannon Lake chips will be targeted at low-power laptops and 2-in-1s. PC makers typically need time to test the chips in laptops, so availability of the chips in mainstream PCs may drag into 2018, notes PC World

Instead, users will be able to get computers with Kaby...

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09:47
Apple Places Order for 70 Million OLED iPhone Panels...

Production on the 2017 iPhone is moving along, with Apple recently having placed orders for 70 million OLED panels, reports Nikkei. Samsung, as we already know, will be Apple's sole OLED supplier, and will provide Apple with the panels.

Demand for the 2017 iPhone, which is expected to feature a major design overhaul with an edge-to-edge display, glass body, and a premium price tag, is expected to be high as it typically is in a year when a new look is unveiled. Apple and Samsung are gearing up to meet demand with the large panel order.

"iPhone X" concept via Gabor Balogh

Nikkei's info comes from a supply chain source and also matches with estimates provided by IHS Markit analyst David Hsieh."Apple has ordered 70 million units of OLED panels from Samsung this year,...

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09:45
Subaru preps 2018 Crosstrek SUV with support for...




Subaru will showcase another addition to its Apple CarPlay roster, the 2018 Crosstrek, later in April at the New York International Auto Show, according to an announcement.

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09:32
How wearable heart-rate monitors work, and which is...

I’ve been looking for an “all day” heart-rate monitor for a while now. This article helped narrow down my choices.

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09:31
9to5Toys Lunch Break: AirPort Express (refurb) $45,...

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

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09:30
The complete story behind Apple’s futuristic new...

There are some great photos here and some details I hadn’t read before.

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09:23
Intel 'Cannon Lake' Core processor...




Cannon Lake, Intel's 10nm evolution of Core processors, could arrive later than initially believed, after comments by a company executive suggest delays in development and mass production of the new processor -- potentially endangering a rumored 32 GB MacBook Pro release in 2017

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09:20
Next-Generation DDR5 RAM Will Double Speeds of DDR4...

JEDEC, the organization that develops global standards for computer memory, has announced it will be previewing its next-generation DDR5 standard for RAM in June 2017. The standard is expected to be finalized by 2018, at which point chipmakers like Intel will be able to add support for the technology.

As noted by Ars Technica, DDR5 RAM will double the speed of current DDR4 RAM while offering greater power efficiency.DDR5 memory will offer improved performance with greater power efficiency as compared to previous generation DRAM technologies. As planned, DDR5 will provide double the bandwidth and density over DDR4, along with delivering improved channel efficiency. These enhancements, combined with a more user-friendly interface for server and...

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09:15
The case against eating fish

As a native Nova Scotianer, I love to eat anything that comes out of the ocean. And, even after reading this scary article, that won’t change. But I’ll definitely be more mindful.

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09:08
Deals: 9.7" iPads now shipping with no tax in...




Shoppers this week can save $150 to $390 on Late 2016 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros with exclusive savings. Or pick up a brand-new 32GB or 128GB 9.7" iPad with free expedited shipping and no tax outside NY and NJ (units are in stock and ready to ship).

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09:00
Create and manage up to 30,000 projects in Project...

The Microsoft Project team is continuously innovating to meet our customers’ most-pressing needs. That’s why we’ve released additional features during the past six months—and why we’re now excited to announce a huge increase in the number of projects you can support through Project Online, a Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) solution.

Create more projects, get more done

In the past, Project Online only allowed for 5,000 projects. Today, that increases six-fold, enabling you to create and manage up to 30,000 projects in the cloud. You’ve been asking for greater scale through Project Online, and we believe 30,000 projects gives you ample space and flexibility to get more done without resorting to cumbersome workarounds.

We’re also excited to announce several updates that improve performance and...

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09:00
Assigning multiple users to a task is now possible...

As of today, Microsoft Planner users can assign multiple people to a task—a feature that tops the list at planner.uservoice.com. Now, users can assign more than just one user to a task in Planner, and every user that is assigned the task will see it on their My Tasks page.

Our goal is to support additional collaboration, and we will continue to develop features and enhancements that our users want. Feel free to join the conversation about this feature and many others at our TechCommunity page. Also, please share your feedback with us about Planner features you would like to see at planner.uservoice.com.

—The Planner team

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09:00
How to watch The Masters on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV,...

Today kicks off the first practice round for The Masters with the tournament officially starting this Thursday, April 6. However, coverage starts today at 12 PM ET with a livestream from the ‘Masters On the Range’ camera followed by the Hole No. 16 livestream coming on air at 2 PM ET.

more…

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09:00
New value in Office 365 Enterprise K1 for frontline...

Today, we are announcing updates to the Office 365 Enterprise K1 plan—designed to enable your frontline workers to do their best work with tools for schedule and task management, communications and community, training and onboarding, and identity and access management.

Frontline workers are the heartbeat of many of the world’s largest industries, such as manufacturing, retail, healthcare and hospitality. They’re the people behind the counter, on the phone with customers, operating the production line, building products, and running the day-to-day operations. They are often the face of an organization to its customers. And as more companies invest in digital transformation, there’s a growing recognition of the importance of empowering frontline workers with modern productivity tools.

That’s why we have expanded the Office 365 Enterprise K1 plan to include the following additional products:

  • ...
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08:35
Vivaldi 1.8.770.50 - 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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08:32
Android becomes world's most used OS online,...




Google's Android is now the most popular OS in the world across all hardware platforms, having barely overtaken Microsoft Windows in March, according to Web analytics research published on Monday.

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08:24
Little Snitch 3.7.4 - Alerts you about outgoing...

Little Snitch gives you control over your private outgoing data.

Track background activity

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

Control your network

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



Version 3.7.4:

  • Fixed a possible local exploit allowing privilege escalation in Little Snitch Installer
  • Improved handling of apps running in iOS Simulator
  • Fixed a crash of Little Snitch Configuration when editing multiple temporary rules
  • Improved...
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08:10
Subaru’s redesigned 2018 Crosstrek comes with...

The New York International Auto Show is set to start late next week, and making its debut this year is the new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. The redesigned Crosstrek will feature a 6.5-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay as a standard feature.

more…

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08:05
iOS 10.3.1 Provides Bug and Security Fixes

Apple has released iOS 10.3.1 with bug and security fixes, but the company isn’t disclosing any more information.

 

Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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07:37
FileZilla 3.25.1 - Fast and reliable FTP client.

FileZilla (ported from Windows) is a fast and reliable FTP client and server with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface.



Version 3.25.1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.9 or later.

Bug fixes and minor changes:

  • OS X: Fixed a crash if connecting to old servers not supporting UTF-8
  • Fixed timeout detection



  • OS X 10.9 or later



Download Now]]>

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07:32
GN's iPhone-connected ReSound LiNX 3D hearing...




GN Hearing on Monday announced the ReSound LiNX 3D, a new version of its iPhone-connected hearing aid that will let doctors adjust settings remotely, instead of requiring follow-up appointments or leaving it up to owners.

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07:13
ESPN update rebrands Apple TV app, adds more on-...




ESPN has rebranded its app for Apple TV, changing the name of the tvOS app from WatchESPN to ESPN, with the sports broadcaster also introducing new video content to the Apple set-top box, including more on-demand content for users to watch.

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07:07
Congressional Republicans Kill FCC ISP Privacy Rules

The U.S. Congress, by party-line votes, has decided to roll back Obama-era ISP privacy rules. Josh Centers explains what this means, and he shares some techniques you can use to protect your privacy.

 

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07:06
The Pico Model C is the beer-brewing appliance for...

In their forward march to make a truly affordable, newbie-friendly beer-brewing appliance, the folks at PicoBrew have just announced the Pico Model C, another kitchen countertop model that works with PicoPaks filled with the grains and hops of your favorite commercial beers.

The new machine should be even easier to work with than the current Model S, but perhaps its kindest feature is its price: The Pico Model C launches on Kickstarter for only $279 to early backers, and will sell for $549 when it hits full retail in the fall. We’re generally wary of covering Kickstarter projects, but Picobrew has a proven history of using crowdfunding feedback to improve its user experience, reaching all the way back to the original PicoBrew Zymatic...

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07:01
Former Apple salesman claims Apple canned him for...

A former Apple salesman has filed suit against the company in Pennsylvania federal court alleging he was fired for reporting racial profiling against black customers, and that his cancer treatment and Seventh Day Adventist faith may also have played a role in his being terminated, reports Law 360.

Philly resident Cori Fisher worked at the Philadelphia Apple Store from 2010 to 2016, first as an Apple Store “expert” and later as a “specialist.” According to allegations contained in his lawsuit, the Apple Store racially profiled black customers. Fisher claims that he witnessed a store manager asking a cop to get some...

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07:00
Apple To Develop Its Own GPU, UK Chip Designer...

From a report on AnandTech: In a bombshell of a press release issued this morning, Imagination has announced that Apple has informed their long-time GPU partner that they will be winding down their use of Imagination's IP. Specifically, Apple expects that they will no longer be using Imagination's IP in 15 to 24 months. Furthermore the GPU design that replaces Imagination's designs will be, according to Imagination, "a separate, independent graphics design." In other words, Apple is developing their own GPU, and when that is ready, they will be dropping Imagination's GPU designs entirely. This alone would be big news, however the story doesn't stop there. As Apple's long-time GPU partner and the provider for the basis of all of Apple's SoCs going back to the very first iPhone, Imagination is also making a case to investors (and the public) that while Apple may be dropping Imagination's GPU designs for a custom design, that Apple can't develop a new GPU in isolation -- that any GPU...

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06:56
Opera 44.0.2510.857 - High-performance Web browser.

Opera is a fast and secure browser trusted by millions of users. With the intuitive interface, Speed Dial and visual bookmarks for organizing favorite sites, news feature with fresh, relevant content, speed-boosting Opera Turbo mode and more handy features, Opera has everything you need to do more on the web. Also, with 1700+ available extensions, you can mix and match additional features to customize the browser the way you want.



Version 44.0.2510.857:

  • TouchBar support.
  • Support for CSS Grid Layout and WebAssembly
  • Support for the Credential Management API
  • Background tab throttling has been added



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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06:51
iPad sales falling for 12 quarters straight? Not...

It’s been an accepted truth for years now: iPad sales are declining. Apple’s own figures show that sales have declined for twelve straight quarters.

But that doesn’t tell the whole story, suggests Above Avalon, citing the Fiksu data shown above. It’s actually the iPad mini whose sales are shrinking. Exclude these, and the combined 9.7- and 12.9-inch sales are actually flat to slightly up over the past year …

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06:48
Unwired Planet must give Apple documents from its U....

A California federal judge has ordered Unwired Planet to turn over to Apple documents from its U.K. patent suit against Samsung, Huawei Technologies and Google, finding that the information is relevant to an upcoming trial over wireless technologies, according to Law360.

In July 2016, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit handed down an opinion vacating in part a 2015 summary judgment that found Apple not in infringement of certain cellular and voice recognition patents by Unwired Planet. The company sued Apple in 2012, claiming a variety of Apple products infringed 10 of its patents for cellular data transmission, voice recognition systems, device provisioning and other related technologies. Apple's iPhone, iPad, App...

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06:42
Apple ditching Imagination Technologies GPU...




Apple is pulling out of a partnership with Imagination Technologies, the British company behind the graphics technology used in iOS devices, with Apple's decision to stop using Imagination's intellectual property within two years prompting the UK firm's shares to plunge in value by more than 60 percent.

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06:39
∞ Life explained like a video game

[VIDEO] Just perfect. Amazing analogy. Video in the main Loop post.

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06:37
FORMULA ONE returning to the Mac, F1 2016 coming...

Feral Interactive says F1 2016 will be released for the Mac on Thursday, April 6, and will be powered by Apple’s new graphics API (application programming interface), Metal.

F1 2016, the official video game of the 2016 FIA FORMULA One World Championship,  takes players deeper into the motorsport, both on and off the track.

An all-new career mode sits at the heart of the game, allowing players to create their own legend over a lifetime in the sport that can span up to 10 seasons.

F1 2016 features extensive online multiplayer, allowing players to compete against up to 21 rivals on any of the 21 GRAND PRIX circuits, according to David Stephen, managing director of Feral Interactive. On Steam, multiplayer is cross-platform between Mac and Windows. On the Mac App Store, multiplayer is Mac-Mac and supported by Feral’s multiplayer matching service, Calico.

F1 2016 will be available through the Feral...

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06:36
Bluetooth headphones mega-review

Marco Arment supplements his wired headphone review with this for Bluetooth headphones:

My criteria for this review is what someone seeking good all-around headphones today probably wants:

  • Bluetooth
  • Closed-back for isolation, ideally with active noise cancellation (ANC)
  • Portable enough to fit in a small bag; suitable for listening at a desk, bringing on an airplane, and wearing outside
  • Definitely under $500, and ideally under $300

Bookmark this, pass it along.

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06:35
FORMULA ONE returning to the Mac with F1 2016

Feral Interactive (www.feralinteractive.com) has announced that F1 2016 will be released for Mac on Thursday, April 6, powered by Apple’s new graphics API (application programming interface), Metal.

F1 2016, the official video game of the 2016 FIA FORMULA One World Championship, takes players deeper into the motorsport, both on and off the track.
An all-new career mode sits at the heart of the game, allowing players to create their own legend over a lifetime in the sport that can span up to 10 seasons.

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06:30
The MIT Dropouts Who Created Ms. Pac-Man

I found the whole article fascinating, but this part in particular grabbed my attention:

Macrae and Curran’s arcade route – a series of machines they owned and operated both for their own profit and for the benefit of students – quickly expanded to three dorms, but they soon had trouble with declining revenues as people began to master the games. As arcade operators themselves, they had a direct financial stake in making the games more interesting. So they did what any clever MIT student would do in that situation: confront the problem with mathematical precision.

And:

At this point in the video game world there were these kits called speed-up kits or enhancement kits that were being sold directly to arcade owners. The first really successful one was for Asteroids because people learned how to beat Asteroids, and they could play forever on a quarter. So somebody game up with a little circuit that you could clip on, and wow, it made the game much more difficult...

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06:29
ESPN launches rebranded Apple TV app w/ new design,...

ESPN is releasing a redesigned and rebranded app for Apple TV today, and in the process replacing the old “WatchESPN” app. The new app, dubbed simply “ESPN”, brings a revamped user interface that includes auto-playing live streams at launch and new on-demand content.

more…

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06:29
Apple ditching Imagination Technology, developing...

According to the Financial Times (which requires a subscription), Apple plans to stop using Imagination Technologies intellectual property within two years, ending its royalty payments. 

The tech giant is working on its own custom graphics architecture to control more of the core technology, in the same way that it already architects custom CPU silicon designs, the article adds. 9to5Mac says this suggests that Apple will be using a custom GPU stack in the Apple A12 chip.

I find the move interesting as, in March, Imagination Technologies unveiled its next-generation PowerVR Furian architecture, an entirely new GPU [graphics processing unit]...

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06:28
Notable apps and app updates for April 3, 2017

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

iOS Apps/Updates

Qrayon has introduced Slidecast 1.0. Designed for sales presentations, training videos, remote collaboration, and more, the app allows anyone to produce video presentations right on their iOS device without the need for a Mac or PC. Presentations can be recorded off imported PDF slide decks or documents. Users can create whiteboard-style videos with vector ink and photos. 

There are two editions of Slidecast. Slidecast (Standard Edition) is free. Slidecast Pro has many additional features and is available as an in-app subscription at $4.99 a month.

macOS Apps/Updates...

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06:25
Apple wants to sell HBO, Showtime and Starz in a...

Peter Kafka, Recode:

Apple isn’t done trying to sell you pay TV.

Here’s Apple’s latest proposal: It wants to sell consumers a premium TV bundle, which combines HBO, Showtime and Starz.

Apple already sells each of those channels individually. But it has approached the three networks about rolling them up into a single package, as conventional pay TV operators sometimes do.

No value in a bundle unless it is cheaper than the sum of its parts. And that’s been a tough thing for Apple to achieve, at least so far.

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06:24
B-Eng updates Mac SSD Health Check for NVMe

B-Eng (www.b-eng.ch) has released SSD Health Check for MVNe, an update to their solid state hard drive utility for macOS.

SSD Health Check for MVNe delivers data and insights for MVNe Solid State Drives that are built in the newest generation of Apple's MacBook Pro. It can alert you when your solid state disk is in a critical state or reaches other critical limits. This update contains minor aesthetic corrections on how data is presented.

SSD Health Check costs $4.99. It may run on older versions of macOS, it has only been properly tested on macOS 10.12 or newer.

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06:19
Barcode Basics for macOS adds Automator support

Ghostotter Software (https://www.ghostotter.com) has announced Barcode Basics 4.16, an update to the barcode generation tool for macOS. The update adds an action for Apple's Automator as standard.

Non-technical users can now create their own simple apps, workflows, scripts and services to make barcodes on macOS without writing a single line of code. Anything you can do in the Barcode Basics app, you can do in its Automator action.

Barcode Basics requires macOS 10.11 or higher. It costs $15.99 and is available worldwide at the Mac App Store in the Graphics & Design category.

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06:17
The iPad turnaround is coming

Jean-Louis Gassée offers a state of the union on the iPad past and near future, and the potential for the iPad to take more business from the Mac and PC. Very interesting read.

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06:16
Apple, Amazon, Google identified as bidders for...




Three tech firms -- Apple, Amazon, and Google -- have reportedly joined the considerable list of bidders of Toshiba's NAND flash memory business, now on the market as Toshiba looks to raise $9 billion to cover losses at its U.S. nuclear unit, Westinghouse.

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06:12
Five percent of all U.S. households with a Wi-Fi...

Five percent of all U.S. households with a Wi-Fi connection use an Apple TV, according to new data from comScore. However, it’s got a ways to go to catch up with Roku (18%), Amazon FireTV (12%), and Google’s Chromecast (8%).

The data from comScore, whose Mobile Metrix provides mobile audience measurement data, is based on info from December 2016. When it comes tostreaming services, Netflix remains the market leader with about 40% penetration, followed by YouTube at around 27%, Amazon Video at 17%, and Hulu around 10%.

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06:11
Apple to roll their own graphics processors for...

Imagination Technologies:

Imagination Technologies Group plc (LSE: IMG, “Imagination”, “the Group”) a leading multimedia, processor and communications technology company, has been notified by Apple Inc. (“Apple”), its largest customer, that Apple is of a view that it will no longer use the Group’s intellectual property in its new products in 15 months to two years time, and as such will not be eligible for royalty payments under the current license and royalty agreement.

That is a major blow to the company. Their stock dropped about 60% on the news, shaving hundreds of millions off the market value in just one day.

But Imagination will not go quietly:

Apple has used Imagination’s technology and intellectual property for many years. It has formed the basis of Graphics Processor Units (“GPUs”) in Apple’s phones, tablets, iPods, TVs and watches. Apple has asserted that it has been working on a separate, independent graphics design in order to control its...

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06:00
Don't let ISPs track and sell your browsing...

The recent action Congress took to repeal a previous law that was on the books -- but had never been put into effect -- opens the door for ISPs to track your web browsing history and sell valuable marketing information to the highest bidders. There's one way you can fight back, and that's to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to keep your web traffic confidential. With our marketing partner StackCommerce, we're offering a deal on the highly-rated TigerVPN -- a lifetime subscription for only $29.

What are the features of TigerVPN?

  • Provides military grade encryption & privacy protection for all of your devices & gadgets
  • Maintains high connection speeds thanks to low latency servers w/ up to 10Gbps...
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05:57
News of Apple Ending their Contract with Imagination...

Today Imagination announced that Apple would stop using its products in about "15 months to two years time." Shares of Imagination Technologies have plunged by more than 60% in the UK on that news

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05:55
Apple TV penetration hits 5% of all U.S. households...

New data from comScore shows that 5% of all U.S. households with a WiFi connection now use Apple TV. Apple’s streaming TV box is the fourth most popular platform after Roku, Amazon’s fireTV and Google’s Chromecast.

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05:30
​eversign: A comprehensive digital signature...

This week’s Apple World Today sponsor is a service that is incredibly useful for everyone — eversign. At first glance, eversign looks like a way to easily send and sign legally binding documents. But there’s much more to eversign than meets the eye.

Anyone can sign up for a free eversign Lite account to send up to five documents a month for signature — you just need an email address and you’re ready to go. Next, upload the document you need to have signed, designate signers and recipients, prepare it for signature, and send it off to everyone involved.

The signers get a secure eversign link that takes them to your document. It doesn’t matter if they’re using a Mac or PC, iPad or other tablet, or iPhone — eversign works on any type of device. 

Once everyone has signed the document, it is securely stored in your eversign account until you decide to export or delete it. All eSignatures made by eversign...

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05:15
Rumor: Apple said to be among corporations bidding...

Apple may just be in a bidding war for Toshiba’s NAND memory unit.

A report from the Korean Herald states that Apple, Amazon, Google and others are in a war for Toshiba’s NAND memory division, which accounts for 20 percent of the NAND market.

There are reported to be 10 bidders in total, although specific price points and bid amounts have yet to be made public. According to a separate report, however, U.S. equity form Silver Lake and chipmaker Broadcom offered 2 trillion yen, or $18 billion, for the business.

It had been previously reported that Apple suppliers TSMC and Foxconn had teamed up to attempt to acquire Toshiba’s NAND business. The current report marks the first instance in which Apple itself seems be trying to acquire it. It’s possible, however, that Foxconn and TSMC are negotiating on behalf of Apple or that local media has confused Foxconn’s efforts with Apple individually.

At present, the “most attractive bidder”, per the current report...

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05:11
Apple's building its own graphics processor for...

Apple will soon stop using intellectual property from Imagination Technologies Group for graphics processing units for its iPhone and other devices, as it is working on a separate, independent graphics design for its products, the chip technology company said Monday.

But the U.K. company is not giving up without a fight as it doubts Apple can develop a brand new GPU without infringing Imagination’s intellectual property.

Apple held an 8.5 percent share of the issued share capital of Imagination as of April 30 last year. The iPhone maker said in a filing in March last year that it had discussions with Imagination about a possible acquisition, though it did not have plans to make an offer at that time. Apple is Imagination's largest customer and it described the iPhone maker as "essential to the business of the Group" in its annual report for 2016.

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05:00
LastPass exploit discovered, company scrambles to...

A serious vulnerability was recently discovered in the popular LassPass password manager and developers are scrambling to fix the issue which makes it possible for malicious websites to steal user passcodes and in some cases execute malicious code on computers running the program.

The flaw, which affects the most recent version of the browser extension, was briefly described on Saturday, March 25th, by Tavis Ormandy, a researcher with Google’s Project Zero vulnerability reporting team. When people have the LastPass binary running, the vulnerability allows malicious websites to execute code of their choice. Even when the binary isn’t present, the flaw can be exploited in a way that lets malicious sites steal passwords from the protected LastPass vault. Ormandy said he developed a proof-of-concept exploit and sent it to LastPass officials. Developers now have three months to patch the hole before Project Zero discloses technical details.

Ormandy offered the following...

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05:00
Future Apple Watch bands may have tightness sensors

Future Apple Watch bands may have tightness sensors. Apple has been granted a patent (number 20170086742) for “band tightness sensing.”

According to the invention, the smartwatch has a processing unit and a health sensor included in a housing, a band operable to couple the housing to a body part of a user, and a tightness sensor coupled to the band. The tightness sensor is operable to produce a signal indicative of a tightness of the band on the user's body part. 

The processing unit determines a tightness of the band based on the signal and perform one or more actions based on the tightness Such actions may include evaluating the signal for changes in the tightness of the band according to operational tolerances of the health sensor, providing output directing the user to adjust the band to improve operation of the health sensor, monitoring changes in the tightness of the band and adjusting a measurement obtained by the health sensor, and more.

Of course,...

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04:41
Today the World's First Live Hologram Phone...

Today a little history was made. Verizon and Korean Telecom (KT) unveiled the world’s first live hologram international call service via the companies’ trial 5G networks established in Seoul and in New Jersey, respectively.

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04:30
Publisher Lite is a handy desktop publishing and...

By Aaron Lee

PearlMountain Technology's Publisher Lite is a handy desktop publishing and page layout app for both business and home use — and it's free. With it you can design and create a variety of flyers, brochures, business cards, newsletters, advertisements, reports, calendars, posters, booklets, and more.

It comes with 45-plus professionally designed templates. You can easily customize text and create multiple pages. Publisher Lite also packs lots of art resources: clipart, backgrounds, masks, frames, preset shapes, etc.

Editing features include margin, calendar, layer, image effects, and others. There are also multiple export and share options.

Publisher Lite is available at the Mac App Store. The app requires macOS 10.7 or higher. There's also Publisher Plus for $19.99, which has more templates, clip art, and features.

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04:16
Kool Tools: Marshall Monitor Bluetooth headphones

The first wireless over-ear headphone from Marshall, Monitor Bluetooth boasts custom-tuned 40mm dynamic drivers, giving it an exceptional Hi-Fi sound that perfectly balances clarity and bass with a wide frequency range. The ergonomic over-ear construction delivers superior noise isolation without the bulk, staying light on your ears through hours of listening.

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04:13
Now is the time for U.S. banks to become '...

Transformative moment strikes banking sector
 
Banks in the U.S. may have up to $45 billion of their profits at risk from digital disruption over the next three years, according to research by McKinsey & Company, underscoring the urgent need for these banks to upgrade their technology to meet the demands of an increasingly digital economy. Continuing to rely heavily on older legacy systems may lead to a significant loss of market share, as well as other challenges that threaten the business model favored by traditional players.
 

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04:05
Official multiplayer F1 2016 Mac game hits the app...

F1 2016, the official video game of the 2016 FIA Formula One World Championship, hits the Mac App Store on Thursday April 6. Developer Feral Interactive said that it uses Apple’s new graphics API Metal, and is a major step up from earlier versions of the racing game.

“It’s been three years since a new F1 game graced the Mac and a lot has happened since then!”, said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive. “F1 2016 is a massive step forward for the franchise, greatly improving upon the fastest and most thrilling on-track racing experience in gaming.”

The game provides both depth and breadth, says the company …

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03:55
Adobe Creative Cloud 4.0.1.188 - Access Adobe apps...

Adobe Creative Cloud costs $19.99/month for a single app, or $49.99/month for the entire suite.

Introducing Adobe Creative Cloud desktop applications, including Adobe Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC. They're the next generation of CS tools. Get hundreds of all-new features. Keep your entire creative world in sync: files, feedback from team members, fonts, settings, and updates. And, as always, your applications live on your desktop, not in a browser and not in the cloud.

With Creative Cloud, your entire creative world is synced and organized for you across multiple devices. Track comments posted to shared files, keep tabs on your work and your followers on Behance, respond to invitations to join a project folder, manage your fonts, download the latest product updates, and more.

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03:30
macOS and iOS market share both up in March

According to the latest market share survey from NetMarketShare, the market share for both macOS and iOS was up in March.

According to the report, among desktop operating systems, macOS had 6.27% of the global market share in March, up from from 6.19% percent in February (that’s global market share; in the U.S. it’s over 13%). April 2016’s 9.2% was an all-time high, according to NetMarketShare’s measurements. Windows remains dominant with 91.59% as of March.

iOS had 33.39% of the mobile operating system market share in March, up from 29.55% in February. This compares to 62.94% for Android, 1.33% for Windows Phone, and 0.99% for Java ME. The all-time high for iOS was in July 2012 with 65.94%.

NetMarketShares’ monthly surveys don’t measure market share in terms of computer systems sold. Instead they sample data from visitors to some 40,000 web sites operated by their clients. And note that NetMarketShare’s...

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03:00
Apple reportedly wants to offer HBO, Showtime and...

Apple wants to sell consumers a premium TV bundle, which combines HBO, Showtime and Starz, all to be available on the Apple TV and iOS devices, according to re/code. The company already offered each channels individually. 

However, it has approached the three networks about rolling them up into a single package, as conventional pay TV operators sometimes do, notes re/code, although the article says the charge for such a bundle is uncertain. Apple currently sells HBO for $15 a month, Showtime for $11 a month, and Starz for $9 a month. 

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01:00
Imagination Tech Shares Plunge as Apple Ends Deal...

Shares in Imagination Technologies plunged by 70 percent on Monday, after Apple informed the British firm that it plans to stop using its graphics technology in Apple consumer devices in up to two years' time.

Imagination said Apple had made the decision because the tech giant was developing its own independent graphics processing chips, which would reduce its reliance on the company.

The news delivers a major blow to Imagination Technologies, which traditionally provides the PowerVR graphics architecture found in Apple's full range of iOS devices and receives a small royalty on every sale, which amounts to up to half of the British firm's revenue.

In a press release posted on the company's website, Imagination said it doubted that Apple could...

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00:46
Apple to stop using Imagination Technologies GPU...

Up to now, Apple’s custom silicon-on-a-chip (A10 Fusion, A9, A8 etc) have relied heavily on GPU designs from Imagination Technologies for graphics performance tasks. This means Apple pays Imagination a royalty for every iPhone and iPad sold; the company generates about its revenue from Apple.

Today, Apple announced that it will stop using Imagination Technologies intellectual property within two years, ending its royalty payments. $IMG stock plummeted in wake of the news, falling by 70% to eight-year lows.

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Sunday April 2

20:59
MacPilot 9.0.8 - Enable over 1,200 hidden features...

MacPilot gives you the power of UNIX and the simplicity of Macintosh, which means a phenomenal amount of untapped power in your hands! Use MacPilot to unlock over 1,200 features, and access them all with the easy and familiar Macintosh user interface. No command line tools or complicated file operations!

Display hidden files in the Finder, disable the startup chime, add spacers and stacks to the Dock, change the screenshot file format, run maintenance tools, tweak network settings, force empty the Trash, and tons more. Keep yourself in awe and busy for days as you discover how much Mac OS X has "under the hood".

Get out of the passenger seat and take control of your Mac. Set your login window picture, use the screensaver as your Desktop, modify advanced file permissions (ACL), change the system welcome message, enable simultaneous recordings in QuickTime, view system logs, or enable the Debug menu in numerous apps.



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20:59
Herald 7.0.3 - 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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20:40
Exclusive Deals: Save up to $150 on 2016 12"...




April deals are kicking into high gear with exclusive savings of $40 to $150 off 2016 12" MacBooks at Adorama, an Apple authorized reseller. Or grab a free Magic Mouse 2 with select configs. On top of the instant discounts, shipping is free, and sales tax is not collected outside NY and NJ.

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20:02
Apple considering selling 'premium' TV...




Taking an alternate approach to entering pay TV, Apple is reportedly proposing a bundle of three "premium" channels -- namely HBO, Showtime, and Starz.

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19:55
Tinderbox 7.0.2

Maintenance release for the personal content assistant addresses a number of bugs. ($249 new, free update, 30.4 MB)

 

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19:36
Google tweaks the Pixel C's interface to match...

Google will probably put the promising but ultimately ill-fated Pixel C tablet out to pasture before too long -- it's been on sale for a year and a half now, after all. But that hasn't stopped the company from giving the device some attention in Andr...

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18:09
Tesla's SUV demand is catching up to its sedan

You'd think that Tesla would sell far fewer units of its pricier, slightly frumpier-looking Model X SUV than its mainstay Model S sedan, but that's not the case these days. The electric car maker has revealed its production levels for the first quart...

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