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Tuesday November 8

02:24
New MacBook Pros appear to be selling well as supply...

Apple’s latest line of MacBook Pros appear to have been received well by the market, although the most interesting models with Touch Bar are yet to ship to customers. Digitimes reports that Apple is upping component orders for the new MacBook Pros, expected to continue at least until the end of 2016. Apple is apparently “optimistic” about fourth quarter sales.

The new 13-inch MacBook Pro and 15-inch MacBook Pro feature high-speed Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, faster SSDs, Skylake processors, better GPU options, larger trackpad and an OLED display ‘Touch Bar’ touchscreen panel to replace the physical row of function keys.

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01:44
Apple Tells Suppliers to Expect Strong MacBook Pro...

Apple has told part and component manufacturers of its new MacBook Pro line-up to expect strong shipments to last until at least the end of 2016, according to sources in the upstream supply chain (via DigiTimes).

Apple is reportedly optimistic about fourth-quarter sales of its new notebooks and expects MacBook Pro shipments to maintain the same level going into 2017, said the sources, while related revenues and profits are all projected to enjoy growth next year.

The same sources noted that Apple was initially not very aggressive about placing new MacBook Pro orders and was also said to have delayed the product shipment schedule by a calendar quarter, due to low yield rates for some components including hinges, battery and keyboard.

Apple's stance changed after the October launch, however, and some market analysts now expect...

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01:35
Apple patents augmented reality mapping system for...

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent detailing an augmented reality mapping system that harnesses iPhone hardware to overlay visual enhancements onto live video, lending credence to recent rumors suggesting the company plans to implement an iOS-based AR strategy in the near future.

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Monday November 7

20:59
beaTunes 4.6.9 - Organize your music collection.

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

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

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

  • Navigate in songs semantically (i.e., segment to segment)
  • Automatically determine BPM (beats per minute)
  • Automatically determine the musical key your songs are in
  • Sort existing playlists so that matching songs succeed each other
  • Create matchlists (i.e.,...
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20:59
Tunnelblick 3.6.9beta02 - GUI for OpenVPN (beta).

Tunnelblick is a free, open source graphic user interface for OpenVPN on OS X. It provides easy control of OpenVPN client and/or server connections. It comes as a ready-to-use application with all necessary binaries and drivers (including OpenVPN, easy-rsa, and tun/tap drivers). No additional installation is necessary -- just add your configuration and encryption information.

To use Tunnelblick you need access to a VPN server -- your computer is one end of the tunnel and the VPN server is the other end. For more information, see Getting VPN Service.

Support is provided by the Tunnelblick Discussion Group.



Version 3.6.9beta02 (build 4675):

  • Includes OpenVPN 2.3.13 and OpenVPN 2.4...
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20:59
DiskCatalogMaker 6.5.13 - Catalog your disks.

DiskCatalogMaker is a simple disk management tool which catalogs disks.

  • Simple, light-weight, and fast.
  • Finder-like intuitive look and feel.
  • Super-fast search algorithm.
  • Can compress catalog data for disk space.
  • Can generate thumbnail images.
  • Long Unicode file name support.
  • ZIP / RAR / 7-Zip / StuffIt / tar / gzip / bzip2 / CompactPro / LHA archive formats support.
  • A Mach-O application. (Mac OS X native format.)



Version 6.5.13:

  • Added the preview style option to the Advanced preferences panel (the reflection effect on the preview panel can be disabled)
  • Fixed some minor bugs



  • OS X 10.7 or later



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20:59
EtreCheck 3.1.2 - For troubleshooting your Mac;...

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

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



Version 3.1.2:

  • Improve compatibility with Little Snitch and other network blockers.
  • Add SMART report.
  • Improve memory reporting by adding "Available RAM".
  • No longer require Time Machine backup to remove adware and unknown files.
  • Add ability to specify search engine (thanks to kiancheong).
  • Improve user interface and compatibility with OS X 10.6.
  • Improved French localizations.
  • Various bug fixes and improvements.
  • Updates adware...
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20:59
ForkLift 3.0 Beta 5 - Powerful file manager: FTP,...

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

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

Features

  • Completely re-built from scratch inside and out
  • Disklets (you can mount a remote connection as a disk and access it from any app...
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20:59
Together 3.6.5 - 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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20:59
Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.0.36 - Connect to Windows...

With Microsoft Remote Desktop, you can connect to a remote PC and your work resources from almost anywhere. Experience the power of Windows with RemoteFX in a Remote Desktop client designed to help you get your work done wherever you are.

Features

  • Access to remote resources through the Remote Desktop Gateway
  • Secure connection to your data and applications with breakthrough Network Layer Authentication (NLA) technology
  • Simple management of all remote connections from the connection center
  • High quality video and sound streaming with improved compression and bandwidth usage
  • Easy connection to multiple monitors or projectors for presentations
  • Print from Windows applications to any printer configured on your Mac
  • Access local files on your Mac from your Windows applications



Version 8.0.36:

  • An issue where you got a “Connection reset by peer” error message when...
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18:36
California's Prop 60 would make it legal to...

California voters will decide this week if they will be able to become online condom cops, with the ability to out porn performers and get paid for it. That's the bottom line of Proposition 60, whose proponents were busted this week by San Jose Mercu...

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18:21
Twitter entertains offers to keep Vine video service...

Twitter's recently announced execution of video sharing service Vine might be stayed, as the microblogging giant is reportedly fielding bids from potential buyers interested in keeping the niche app alive.

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17:54
Apple Acquires Select Technology from Bankrupt...

Apple hired at least 16 employees and purchased select technology from Omnifone, an early player in streaming music services that filed for bankruptcy this summer.

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17:41
The USS Zumwalt can't afford its own $800,000-...

The USS Zumwalt, America's newest stealth destroyer packs some impressive firepower but there's just one problem: the US Navy can't afford the ammunition for the vessel's 155-millimeter Advanced Gun Systems. These weapons are designed to fire a GPS-g...

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17:28
Pokémon Go update adds bonus rewards for PokéStop...

Niantic has today released a new update for Pokémon Go on both iOS and Android, bringing with it a handful of new features and capabilities. On Android the update brings the app to version 0.450, while the iOS update bumps it to 1.15.0…

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17:25
Mars Attacks! Weird red boxes invade website

Maybe you haven't noticed, but we've been invaded by the dreaded "red box" (see image above). We have no idea what's causing this issue, but just about every possible source of this error message has been contacted. We apologize for the craziness and hope it goes away soon since it's affecting our revenue stream! 

We're going to blame the Martians. Or martinis. Or Dean Martin. Or Martin Short. Or something. Sorry.  

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17:16
Samsung Patents reveal a new Foldable Smartphone...

New Samsung patents reveal a new foldable smartphone mechanism along with an all-new Scrollable TV. The TV screen is hidden within a tiny narrow case that unfolds when the user wants to watch TV or play a game.

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17:11
Apple acquire talent and some technology from...

Apple has hired at “least 16” employees and purchased select technology from Omnifone, an early player in streaming music services that filed for bankruptcy this summer, according to TechCrunch. Omnifone is the company behind MusicStation, a cloud-based global media platform that provides back-end solutions for digital music services.

Omnifone claims to be the only independent music platform provider with a footprint in 45 countries across five continents. The company’s website says it’s delivered global deals with all major labels, hundreds of independents "and all the relevant publishers and collection societies." Omnifone has — or, rather, had — had partnerships with companies like Sony, Samsung, Vodafone, and PonoMusic. Samsung, for instance, used Omnifone's technology for Milk Music. 

However, the company declared...

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16:52
Bethesda paves the way for 'Fallout 4'...

Almost a year after Fallout 4 hit store shelves (and following some consternation from Sony), mod support is finally available for the game's PlayStation 4 version -- thanks to an update to the game's Creation Kit mod toolset*. Now remember, this doe...

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16:19
Apple hires talent, buys technology from bankrupt...

Apple recently hired a handful of former employees and purchased key technology from defunct streaming music startup Omnifone, a report said Monday, clearing up rumors suggesting Apple acquired the now bankrupt company earlier this year.

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16:15
Expect more vote suppressing misinformation on...

While the internet is filled with sources providing accurate and unbiased information aimed at getting informed voters to the polls on Tuesday, some corners of it are taking an alternate approach. A Buzzfeed report cites 4chan posters cooking up vari...

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16:11
AT&T reportedly planning to offer DirecTV Now...

In an effort to push its new DirecTV Now service, AT&T is preparing to offer customers a free Apple TV (or Fire TV stick) when they sign up, according to a new report form Variety. The report cites leaked customer support documents from AT&T, which were inadvertently published online today.

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16:05
Gmail's iPhone App Now Has 'Undo Send...

Google has updated its Gmail app for iOS today, which includes a handful of much-welcomed features and improvements. There is now an "Undo Send" button for mobile, a fresh new look, and faster search. Mashable reports: To unsend an email, just tap the "Undo" button in the lower right corner after you've hit the paper plane send icon. But you have to do it fast. You only get five seconds to hit undo before the email sends. And unlike the desktop version, you can't set it to longer intervals up to 30 seconds. You'll also notice Gmail app's got a fresh new look that resembles the Android version, which makes use of Google's Material Design language. Google's also made search faster with autocorrect suggestions and added in swipe gestures for archiving and deleting. In addition, Google has updated its Calendar application for iOS, bringing an overhauled UI and support for Spotlight search.

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15:52
Apple Acquired Talent and Technology From Cloud-...

Apple recently acquired technology from cloud-based music platform Omnifone and has hired more than a dozen former Omnifone employees, reports TechCrunch. Apple's interest in Omnifone was first shared by MacRumors back in July, but could not be confirmed at the time.

At least 16 Omnifone employees now work for Apple according to various LinkedIn profiles, and a source that spoke to TechCrunch says Apple bought "select technology" from Omnifone. The purchase is not considered a full acquisition, however,...

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15:48
Nintendo will sell the New 3DS for $100 on Black...

You no longer have to pick a 2DS if you want a Nintendo handheld for $100 or less. The company is releasing special black and white Mushroom Kingdom editions of the New 3DS for $100 starting on Black Friday, November 25th. These lower-cost models sho...

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15:40
Ubuntu Releases IoT Core Platform


Canonical last week released Ubuntu Core 16 for the Internet of Things to provide enhanced security and app store support for connected devices. The platform provides regular security updates and gives independent software vendors, manufacturers and enterprises control of system updates. Ubuntu Core 16 uses Ubuntu's snap packages technology to ensure that IoT applications access only necessary data. The operating system and kernel in Ubuntu Core also are delivered as snaps.

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15:14
AWT News Update: November 7, 2016

The Apple News app

This week's sponsor of Apple World Today and the AWT News Update is 4K Video Downloader for Mac. Find out more about this great app and get a 50% discount off regular price for a limited time by clicking this link. What's in the news today?

  • Apple News is finally taking off for publishers, but there are still problems with monetization
  • iOS 10.2 Beta 2 appears, bringing with it the TV app, an SOS feature, and more
  • Apple's charging the credit cards of people who made early orders for the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar
  • Gmail for iOS gets a much-needed update and a feature -- undo send -- that should be used by politicians

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15:14
Twitter could rescue Vine through a sale

When Twitter decided to kill Vine, there was a common reaction: why didn't the company just sell its looping video service instead of reducing it to a memorial? Well, cooler heads might prevail after all. Sources speaking to our TechCrunch colleagues...

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15:08
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14:58
Om Malik and the iPhone 7 Plus camera

I really enjoy Om’s photographs. The fact he has such great things to say about the iPhone 7 camera says a lot, especially considering he has a number of high-end cameras at his disposal.

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14:51
Hydroponic gardens could end Arctic food shortages

You don't have a wide variety of food choices if you live in remote parts of the Arctic. Some consumables can take so long to arrive that they're already past their "best before" dates, and that's assuming they arrive in the first place -- shortages...

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14:37
Report: Vine could live on as Twitter entertains...

Last month, Twitter announced that it was shutting down the popular short video sharing service Vine as it struggled to monetize. A new report from TechCrunch, however, explains that Vine might live on after all, as Twitter is entertaining offers from companies interested in buying Vine.

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14:25
Samsung Galaxy owners can print from their phone...

If you own a Galaxy smartphone or tablet, Samsung is about to make it easier for you to print pictures, documents and other files from it. Today, the company announced that its Print Service app for Android now supports the Mopria Print Library, lett...

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14:24
What’s New in iOS 10.2 Beta 2

Good rundown from MacRumors on the changes in the newest developer beta.

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14:06
Mixing with Compression: Attack and release

Compressors are so important in mixing—I use them quite a bit in a variety of ways, depending on the instrument or what I’m trying to achieve on an output channel.

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13:57
T-Mobile's SyncUP Drive adds 4G LTE to your...

For the road warriors and frequent drivers who want a connected vehicle without shelling out for a new car with built-in WiFi, T-Mobile's just announced SyncUP Drive should fill the coverage gap between your cell phone and your home internet. The new...

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13:55
What's New in iOS 10.2 Beta 2: SOS Feature,...

Apple seeded the second beta of iOS 10.2 to developers this morning, introducing a few new features that join changes introduced in the first beta of iOS 10.2.

As can be seen in the video and outline below, iOS 10.2 includes the TV app Apple promised at its October 27 event, some Apple Music design tweaks, and support for a new SOS feature.

TV app - The TV app is designed to serve as an Apple-designed TV guide to help users discover new content and decide what to watch. It's going to be available for iOS devices and the Apple TV, and it features support for Single Sign-On and...

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13:55
Verizon debuts 5GB and 10GB prepaid data plans

On Monday, U.S. wireless carrier Verizon introduced two more plans for its prepaid smartphone customers, supplementing three existing options.

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13:52
Notable apps and app updates for Nov. 7, 2016

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

macOS Apps/Updates

Iconographer is Ohanaware's latest macOS application with the goal of helping app developers (macOS, iOS and Windows), graphic designer and tinkerers, create high quality and beautiful platform styled icons, from a product logo. It provides templates and styles for the following icons:

  • macOS; App icons, folder icons, disk icons and document icons;
  • iOS app icons;
  • Windows; app icons, folder icons, disk icons & document icons;
  • Web; favicon.ico, PNG variants and Apple Touch icons;
  • Custom icons for in application graphics or without the use of a template.

Iconographer can also be used to design and apply custom icons to folders and disks, either to create a...

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13:35
Google updates Gmail and Calendar iOS apps

The biggest overhaul of the app in nearly four years. It’s the Gmail you know and love, with a fresh new look, sleeker transitions and some highly-requested features.

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13:27
Genealogy service's DNA test helps you find...

Genealogy services are all about tracing your family's history, so it makes sense for one of these services to identify your genetic history, doesn't it? MyHeritage sure thinks so. It's introducing a $79 MyHeritage DNA kit that offers a detailed look...

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13:00
OWC miniStack external hard drive: A speedy backup...

OWC miniStack External Hard Drive. Photo ©2016 Steven Sande

At least once a week or so, the team at Apple World Today publishes a reminder to keep your devices backed up. Apple has made backups as simple as possible with an iCloud-based backup scheme for iOS and Time Machine for macOS, but many people still leave their data vulnerable to possible loss. OWC is as dedicated as we are to making sure your data is backed up, and today we're looking at the new OWC miniStack 1TB USB 3.1 Gen 1 external hard drive.

Design

The miniStack is designed to be your Mac mini's best buddy; it mimics the look of the Mac mini in every way, has the same dimensions, and is meant to be placed on top of or below your 2010 or later Mac mini. Of course, as an USB 3.1 Gen 1 external drive, it doesn't have to be used with a Mac mini...but it sure looks good when it's paired with the mini....

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12:58
T-Mobile's parent company is launching an anti-...

Anti-drone defense systems are about to become big business. T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom has confirmed to Welt am Sonntag that it's developing an anti-drone defense system that should launch this year. It's not discussing details, but it...

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12:53
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 7...

Notable software releases this week include Fantastical 2.3 and Nisus Writer Pro 2.1.6.

 

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12:53
ExtraBITS for 7 November 2016

In ExtraBITS this week, developer Marco Arment argues for the Mac Pro’s continued existence, while Apple’s Phil Schiller and Jony Ive give rare interviews to discuss the new MacBook Pro.

 

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12:35
After new Pro launch, Apple immediately sells out of...

Apple has sold out of refurbished last-generation 15-inch MacBook Pros from its online store as the company introduces new models expected to ship to customers in the coming weeks.

As noted by customers on Reddit, Apple previously had several models of refurbished last-generation MacBook Pro models available at discounted prices, but that supply is now dwindling as customers pickup remaining stock.

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12:30
How the internet can help you vote tomorrow

Tomorrow is election day in the United States. More than a year of political maneuvering, partisan fundraising, polarizing debates and 24-hour election coverage comes to a close on Tuesday, November 8th. However, that's not where this wild ride ends....

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12:22
Samsung to debut Viv-based AI assistant alongside...

Samsung on Monday confirmed plans to include a new AI assistant with its upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone, which should make use of the technology it acquired from Viv -- a firm founded by some of the people behind Apple's Siri.

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12:00
Apple just removed hundreds of fake shopping apps...

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, the iOS App Store is seeing a deluge of fake shopping apps branding themselves with designer names in hopes of trapping gullible buyers. Apple is now stepping in to remove the counterfeit apps, which are sneaking in by changing the content after Apple’s approval or by resubmitting apps under different names and credentials after being outed as fraudulent.

After reports of apps using reputable companies’ names to shill their fake wares in the App Store surfaced in the New York Times and New York Post, Apple removed hundreds of offenders. But hucksters keep coming back: The Times found that an app called Overstock Inc. was trying to convince shoppers that it was Overstock.com by selling clothes and Ugg boots...

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11:42
Apple automatically crediting some customers who...

Last week Apple announced a decision to decrease USB-C accessory prices to help out new MacBook Pro users who might need adapters temporarily. Apple has now started automatically crediting customers who purchased the reduced products just prior to the announcement.

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11:22
Adobe demos “photoshop for audio,” lets you edit...

Yeah this won’t be used for bad purposes. Nope, not at all.

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11:16
Get More Done with Daylite, The Business...

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11:04
Apple starts charging credit cards for first wave of...

Some of the customers who ordered the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar very rapidly after its announcement are reporting their credit cards are being charged, with orders being prepared for arrival in customers' hands as soon as Nov. 11.

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11:00
The Olympus E-M1 Mark II captures sharp 5 second...

The photographers reading the headline immediately called BS. Check out the website of the original shooter. He’s got some amazing shots at ridiculously exposures. I love The photographers reading the headline immediately called BS. Check out the website of the original shooter. He’s got some amazing shots at ridiculous exposures. I love my Olympus M-1 but the Mark II sounds incredible. Olympus M-1 but the Mark II sounds incredible.

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10:58
Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.0.36 - Connect to Windows...

With Microsoft Remote Desktop, you can connect to a remote PC and your work resources from almost anywhere. Experience the power of Windows with RemoteFX in a Remote Desktop client designed to help you get your work done wherever you are.

Features

  • Access to remote resources through the Remote Desktop Gateway
  • Secure connection to your data and applications with breakthrough Network Layer Authentication (NLA) technology
  • Simple management of all remote connections from the connection center
  • High quality video and sound streaming with improved compression and bandwidth usage
  • Easy connection to multiple monitors or projectors for presentations
  • Print from Windows applications to any printer configured on your Mac
  • Access local files on your Mac from your Windows applications



Version 8.0.36:

  • An issue where you got a “Connection reset by peer” error message when...
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10:48
Together 3.6.5 - 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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10:44
Comcast’s NBCUniversal to sell ads for Apple News

Apple will turn over ad sales for its Apple News app to Comcast’s NBCUniversal in an exclusive deal that starts in January, according to recode. The new deal means that NBCUniversal, instead of Apple, will sell any remaining ad inventory.

Recode says that publishers who put content on the app can still sell their own ads and will keep 100% of the revenue from any ads they sell. As previously, publishers will keep 70% of those sales. In a note to her staff, NBCUniversal sales boss Linda Yaccarino said her organization would create a dedicated sales group for the app, according to recode.

News is a mobile app and news aggregator bundled with iOS (9 and 10).  Users can read news articles with it, based on publishers, websites and topics they select. There are subscriptions for certain news sources and publishers, as well as an opt-in system for breaking...

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10:32
Sign up for three months of DirecTV Now, and AT&...

AT&T plans to give away Apple TV and Fire TV Stick devices to consumers who sign up for DirecTV Now, its TV streaming service, according to customer-support documents obtained by Variety.

Consumers who commit to at least three months of paid service will be able to get a free Apple TV as part of a device promotion. Consumers who pay for one month will get a free Fire TV streaming stick.

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10:29
Election 2016: Either Way, More Drama


In a few days, we will either be inundated by ISIS terrorists in our homes right after the U.S. government takes all of our guns, or we will be at nuclear war with the world, based on my Twitter feed. Women no longer will be allowed to vote, and global warming will turn us into crispy critters.
After watching all three debates and some of the crap coming out of both campaigns, I finally can figure out why Mexico is paying for a wall: They want to keep the crazy people out of their country.

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10:26
Possibly the greatest scene in documentary history

If this doesn’t have you screaming, “RUN! FASTER!”, you’re not human. (How do they shoot this!?) Can’t wait to watch the full series.

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10:25
iOS 10.2 Beta 2 Includes New 'TV' App for...

At its October 27 Mac-centric event, Apple announced a new "TV" app, which is designed to serve as a sort of TV guide, helping users discover new content and find TV shows and movies to watch. The TV app is meant to work across multiple devices, including iOS devices and the Apple TV, and as of today the TV app is available in the iOS 10.2 beta.

Apple's new TV app works hand-in-hand with features like Siri Live Tune-In and Single Sign-On, simplifying the television-watching experience.

In addition to a Library section that displays all the iTunes content a user has purchased, the TV app also features a "Watch Now" section that houses a collection of TV shows and movies from iTunes and other television apps a user has installed on an Apple TV or iOS device.

An Up Next feature keeps track of TV shows...

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10:25
Apple posts second iOS 10.2 beta update for...

Apple has seeded the second beta of an upcoming iOS 10.2 update to developers. It can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

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10:23
China’s cyber security law will impact companies...

China has adopted a controversial cyber security law to counter what Beijing says are growing threats such as hacking and terrorism, reports Reuters. The legislation,  set to take effect in June 2017, says "Ccritical information infrastructure operators" must now store both personal and business data on Chinese servers.

Overseas critics of the law say it threatens to shut foreign technology companies out of various sectors deemed “critical.” Rights advocates also say the law will enhance restrictions on China's Internet, already subject to the world's most sophisticated online censorship mechanism, known outside China as the Great Firewall.

More than 40 global business groups — including Apple — petitioned Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in August, urging Beijing to amend what they said were controversial sections of the law. However, Chinese officials say it won’t...

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10:18
Apple issues second betas of iOS 10.2, tvOS 10.1...

Apple on Monday released a second developer beta of iOS 10.2, which once it's finished will add some minor features to the platform along with standard bugfixes. [Updated with debut of TV app]

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10:18
After iAd's death, Apple will move Apple News...

Apple is shunting responsibility for the ads seen on Apple News to NBCUniversal's ad sales department, and is keeping all other details of the now defunct iAd service intact for content producers, according to a recent report.

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10:00
Fake Shopping Apps Are Invading the iPhone

An anonymous reader shares a NYPost report: For tech-focused scammers, knocking off sneakers and handbags is so last decade. Thieves in the digital age are slamming consumers right in the app. A slew of knockoff shopping apps have quietly infiltrated Apple's App Store in recent months, looking to lure unsuspecting iPhone owners with bogus deals on everything from jewelry to designer duds. The fake apps mimic the look of legit apps -- and have proliferated since this summer, experts said. It didn't help that earlier this month, Apple introduced search ads in its App Store. The fake apps are buying search terms, it would appear, to increase their exposure to consumers. The crooks are looking to tap into the fast-growing market for mobile sales, which last year leaped 56 percent to $49.2 billion, according to comScore.Further reading on NYTimes (NYTimes has opened its paywall till November 9).

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09:54
tvOS 10.1 beta 2 with single sign-on is now...

Apple has released the second tvOS 10.1 developer beta for the fourth-generation Apple TV. The upcoming software update includes early hooks for Apple’s new single sign-on feature which lets you authenticate with your cable provider to unlock all compatible paid video apps.

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09:52
Apple releases second watchOS 3.1.1 developer beta...

Apple has released the second watchOS 3.1.1 beta for developers testing the pre-release software update for Apple Watch. watchOS 3.1.1 includes support for new Unicode 9.0 emoji as well as the ability to change skin tones when picking certain emoji characters.

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09:50
Apple releases iOS 10.2 beta 2 with new emoji,...

Apple has released the second developer beta version of iOS 10.2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iOS 10.2 includes several upcoming features like new Unicode 9.0 emoji, three new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus wallpapers, additional camera features, and more.

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09:50
Apple Seeds Second Beta of iOS 10.2 to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming iOS 10.2 update to developers, one week after seeding the first beta of iOS 10.2 and two weeks after releasing iOS 10.1, the first major update to iOS 10.

Registered developers can download the second iOS 10.2 beta from the Apple Developer Center or over-the-air with the proper configuration profile installed.

iOS 10.2 doesn't have a single main feature like Portrait mode in iOS 10.1, but it does offer several smaller feature tweaks. New emoji have been added in the update, including clown face, drooling face, selfie, face palm, fox face, owl, shark, butterfly, avocado, pancakes, croissant, and more....

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09:41
New Chinese cybersecurity law will force Apple to...

The Chinese parliament has officially approved new electronic security legislation, due to go into effect in June 2017, which could force companies like Apple to make changes to how they handle their data infrastructure -- particularly if they're concerned about privacy.

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09:36
Google Calendar for iPhone adds Spotlight Search,...

Earlier today we noted that Gmail was getting a big update today for iPhone and iPad that introduces an overhauled UI and new features. Not to be left out, Google’s Calendar app for iPhone— still not available for iPad— also gets a few new features today.

The app’s user interface gets a big improvement in the form of a new Month view while your iPhone’s in Portrait mode, and Week view now available while the device is in landscape mode. Take a look:

Also new for Google Calendar for iPhone is support for Spotlight search, which Google notes will allow you to find events, Reminders and Goals stored within the app using iOS’s built-in Spotlight Search function.

For G Suite users, the app will now let you add guests to events and automatically suggest meeting times...

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09:34
Apple News hits 70 million users as NBCUniversal...

Apple announced at the start of this year that its iAd network was going away over the summer, which affected advertising in its story aggregating News app in iOS 9 and later. Today Recode is reporting that Apple has inked an exclusive deal with NBCUniversal that lets them run ad sales for Apple News.

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09:32
Fake apps on Apple App Stores seeing a pre-holiday...

Fake apps have always been a problem to some extent on Apple's App Stores, with the latest round from China focusing on brands without dedicated apps, as well as online shopping from existing ones in an attempt to steal customer data and financial information.

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Amazon Echo Smart Speaker $140...

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Amazon cuts $40 off its Echo smart speaker,...

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09:00
Connect your team using Office 2016 and Windows 10

Lead highly interactive remote meetings using voice, video and screen sharing.

An online immersion session is not your typical online event. Each 90-minute interactive session starts with an online roundtable discussing your business challenges and then launches you into a live environment in the cloud. A skilled facilitator will guide you through simulated business scenarios that are customized to your interests.

We will send you a link to connect your own device to a remote desktop loaded with our latest and greatest technology, so you can experience first-hand how Microsoft tools can solve your biggest challenges in a collaborative, fun environment.

Online immersion sessions help you discover how to:

  • Keep information secure while being productive—Make it easier to work securely and maintain compliance without inhibiting your workflow.
  • Capture, review and share notes from anywhere—Boost your team’s...
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09:00
A conversation about Working Out Loud Week

Today, we are featuring an interview with Simon Terry from Change Agents Worldwide—a network of professionals specializing in future of work technologies and practice—and Angus Florance, from the Product Marketing team at Yammer. Members of Change Agents Worldwide actively practice, consult on and advocate Working Out Loud.

Angus: Simon, you are an advocate of working out loud and a co-founder of International Working Out Loud Week, what is working out loud about?

Simon: Bryce Williams of Eli Lilly created the initial definition of working out loud as “Visible Work + Narration of Work.” This definition highlights the importance of transparently sharing work in progress as it happens so that others can get insight into your goals and approaches. John Stepper, a leading global expert in collaboration and working out loud, has built on...

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09:00
First free online OneNote conference aims to engage...

Join the first-ever online Learn OneNote Conference, where for six days experts from across the globe will showcase their OneNote tips, tricks and best practices. During the conference, 21 speakers will share—via video—how they use OneNote at home, at work and in education. These pre-recorded videos will be released at scheduled times throughout the conference. Register now so you can view the videos at your convenience for free for the duration of the conference. The conference begins November 12 and concludes on November 17.

Over 20 OneNote expert speakers are lined up

Organized by OneNote super-fan Jared DeCamp, the Learn Online Conference features 21 expert speakers from all over the world. Speakers will provide in-depth videos on OneNote topics ranging from showing how a deputy district attorney uses OneNote as a replacement for a three-ring binder­ and a small business owner tracks expenses with OneNote...

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09:00
EtreCheck 3.1.2 - For troubleshooting your Mac;...

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

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



Version 3.1.2:

  • Improve compatibility with Little Snitch and other network blockers.
  • Add SMART report.
  • Improve memory reporting by adding "Available RAM".
  • No longer require Time Machine backup to remove adware and unknown files.
  • Add ability to specify search engine (thanks to kiancheong).
  • Improve user interface and compatibility with OS X 10.6.
  • Improved French localizations.
  • Various bug fixes and improvements.
  • Updates adware...
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09:00
New Beta Downloads Now Available

New beta downloads are now available that you can use to test apps for the latest release of iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

  • iOS 10.2 beta 2 (14C5069c)
  • watchOS 3.1.1 beta 2 (14S5869b)
  • tvOS 10.1 beta 2 (14U5574b)

View all downloads.

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09:00
New Beta Downloads Now Available

New beta downloads are now available that you can use to test apps for the latest release of iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

  • iOS 10.2 beta 2 (14C5069c)
  • watchOS 3.1.1 beta 2 (14S5869b)
  • tvOS 10.1 beta 2 (14U5574b)

View all downloads.

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08:44
Apple begins charging credit cards for MacBook Pro...

An increasing number of customers that ordered Apple’s new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models report having their credit card charged this morning ahead of Apple’s earliest expected shipping date of November 17. A few of us on the 9to5Mac team have also had our cards charged today.

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08:42
External Link: Marco Arment Argues for the Mac Pro

Is the Mac Pro dead? It has been three years since Apple last updated it, giving the impression that the company has abandoned it. Developer Marco Arment argues that dropping the Mac Pro would be a mistake. He gives 11 reasons why the Mac Pro is still necessary, such as having more than four cores, more graphics processing power, the capability to install far more RAM than Apple’s other Macs, and greater reliability. Either way, Apple should issue a statement about its plans for the Mac Pro so professional users who rely on the Mac Pro’s unique capabilities can react accordingly.

 

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08:30
It Appears that Apple's 'Touch Bar'...

In 2010 Microsoft’s Applied Sciences Group sponsored the Student Innovation Contest at UIST. Microsoft's webpage notes that their 2010 contest was focused on an experimental keyboard that they were working on. Once you watch their video ....

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08:11
AT&T will entice users to sign up for DirecTV...

Briefly available AT&T customer support documents not only shed some light on channels that will be available on the internet-streaming DirecTV Now video service, but also show that the telecom giant will give either an Apple TV or a Fire TV stick as a digital receiver to customers signing up for the service.

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08:03
All the dongles I bought for my new USB-C MacBook...

The new MacBook Pros have certainly caused an uprising of controversy, with perhaps the lack of any traditional USB ports causing the most public outcry. Following in the footsteps of the one-port Retina MacBook, the new 2016 MacBook Pro lacks traditional USB-A ports, instead featuring up to four USB-C ports. Although the ports are highly more capable, offering Thunderbolt 3 speeds on a reversible small connector, it effectively means that all current Mac accessories and peripherals are incompatible without some kind of adaptor.

In preparation for my new MacBook Pro arriving, I’ve ordered what I think I will need in terms of dongles for my uses. After seeing it all laid out on the table, I generally feel like the negative criticism is overblown …

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08:01
Questionable rumor says Apple could add 'Jet...

Apple is planning to add a "Jet White" color option for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, a rumor claimed on Monday.

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08:00
Lander Powell rugged iPhone case now available for...

Of all of the many cases that we review here at Apple World Today, there are a handful that I decide to keep and use as protection on whatever iPhone I'm currently using. One that was a "keeper" was the Lander Powell case, aptly billed as "expedition grade" protection for an iPhone. Sadly, when I moved to the iPhone 7 Plus I was forced to leave my Powell case behind... until now, with the classic case now updated for the newest iPhone. The Lander Powell case for iPhone 7 Plus ($39.95) continues the tradition of being a strong, yet slim iPhone case that provides protection without being bulky.

Lander Powell iPhone Case. Photo ©2016, Steven Sande

Design

Many "rugged" cases are bulky and thick, often interfering with easy use and handling of the iPhone. The Powell has been my favorite for a while since it's a very slim case that meets the MIL-STD 810 testing regime...

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07:42
Google deploys giant update for iOS Gmail app with...

Google has unveiled a completely redesigned Gmail for iOS app, adding support for Gmail's "undo send" feature, and vast improvements to search.

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07:22
Deals: 15" MacBook Pro for $1,599; 12.9"...

Shoppers this week can save $400 on Apple's 2015 15" MacBook Pro or snap up an unlocked 128GB 12.9" iPad Pro (Wi-Fi + LTE, refurbished) for $619.99 (40% off). Unlocked 32GB iPhone 7s are also in stock with no tax and free expedited shipping.

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07:16
AT&T Plans to Gift Free Apple TV to DirecTV Now...

AT&T plans to gift a free Apple TV to DirecTV Now subscribers who commit to at least three months of paid service, according to documents seen by Variety. Likewise, customers who pay for at least one month of service will allegedly receive a free Fire TV stick. The promotion ensures early subscribers will have at least one device with access to DirecTV Now when it launches.

DirecTV Now is AT&T's internet-based live TV streaming service slated to launch in late 2016. The cord-cutter service will start at $35 per month and provide access to more than 100 channels, such as ABC, A&E, CBS, ESPN, Fox, HBO, MTV, NBC, Nickelodeon, and Discovery, on smartphones, tablets, streaming boxes, and other devices. Availability of...

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07:13
Google releases redesigned Gmail for iOS app w/...

Google today released an updated Gmail app for iPhone and iPad that introduces a redesigned user interface alongside a few features from Gmail on the web that it says were highly requested. The new design is notably similar to the Gmail app available on Android devices. 

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07:12
Irish High Court fast-tracks the Apple data center...

The Irish High Court has agreed to put Apple on its commercial list, fast-tracking the resolution of legal objections over its planned €850 million (£756 million) datacenter near Athenry, County Galway, according to Business Insider

The company’s west Ireland data center was facing an 18 month delay after two Irish residents appealed against a local planning body, which gave the development the green light in August. Apple asked the High Court at the start of November to fast-track the legal challenge brought about by the three individuals.

The High Court held a hearing into the matter on Monday and agreed to put the dispute on the "commercial list," meaning it has to be resolved within six months.

Apple planned to start building the data center on a 500-acre site before the end of 2015. However, it was delayed when unhappy Irish...

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07:06
The Politics over Opening an iPhone Plant in India...

Indian politicians have been playing a tough game with Apple this year with several loud battles fought out in parliament with India's IT Ministry led by Minister Telangana Chandrashekar Rao who informed Parliament that Apple had not yet submitted any proposal to open a manufacturing plant in India. If India wants to play hardball, so can Apple. They now want incentives to open a plant in India

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07:06
Adobe's wild 'Photoshop for audio'...

Forget about making a shark look like it’s attacking a diver or faking a David Hasselhoff photobomb. In Adobe’s future you’ll be putting words in people’s mouths.

During the Adobe Max conference the company showed off eleven experimental projects, dubbed “Sneaks.” The showcase included a new audio editing feature called Project VoCo, which allows for “Photoshopping voiceovers.”

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07:01
Irish government agrees to fast-track complaints...

The Irish High Court has reportedly agreed to put Apple on its commercial list, fast-tracking the resolution of legal objections over its planned datacenter near Athenry.

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06:48
Ohanaware launches Iconographer for macOS

Iconographer is Ohanaware's latest macOS application with the goal of helping app developers (macOS, iOS and Windows), graphic designer and tinkerers, create high quality and beautiful platform styled icons, from a product logo. It provides templates and styles for the following icons:

° macOS; App icons, folder icons, disk icons and document icons;
° iOS app icons;
° Windows; app icons, folder icons, disk icons & document icons;
° Web; favicon.ico, PNG variants and Apple Touch icons;
° Custom icons for in application graphics or without the use of a template.

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06:32
Rumor: Apple to introduce ‘Jet White’ iPhone 7/7...

Apple will add a "Jet White" color option for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models, according to Japanese website Mac Otakara — as noted by MacRumors.

The report did not outline when Apple might add the sixth color to the lineup. It also says the info obtained from supply chain sources "may be unreliable." 

Chances the rumor is true (IMHO): 80%. Why not? The Jet Black iPhone 7/7 Plus models are hot sellers, so why not try a Jet White.

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06:20
Apple seeks incentives from India’s government...

Apple has sought incentives from the Indian government before setting up a manufacturing unit in the country, according to the Economic Times. The incentives are purportedly related to the Department of Revenue and Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeITY).

"They are doing their due diligence from quite some time. The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) will write to both the departments regarding this communication for their views," an official told The Economic Times. At present, to boost electronic manufacturing in the country, the government provides benefits under the Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (MSIPS). 

Getting a foothold in India has been a challenge for Apple. The company has opened its retail stores in a number of countries around the world, but...

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06:20
∞ Apple engineer talks about the 2016 MacBook Pro

[VIDEO]: Thoughtful insight. Hee.

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06:16
Tunnelblick 3.6.9beta02 - GUI for OpenVPN (beta).

Tunnelblick is a free, open source graphic user interface for OpenVPN on OS X. It provides easy control of OpenVPN client and/or server connections. It comes as a ready-to-use application with all necessary binaries and drivers (including OpenVPN, easy-rsa, and tun/tap drivers). No additional installation is necessary -- just add your configuration and encryption information.

To use Tunnelblick you need access to a VPN server -- your computer is one end of the tunnel and the VPN server is the other end. For more information, see Getting VPN Service.

Support is provided by the Tunnelblick Discussion Group.



Version 3.6.9beta02 (build 4675):

  • Includes OpenVPN 2.3.13 and OpenVPN 2.4...
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06:16
A world without the Mac Pro

Marco Arment lays out a list of the kinds of things that only a Mac Pro can deliver. The list is well thought out, highlighting the holes in the current Mac lineup. One in particular struck me as central:

The brand-new MacBook Pro maxes out at 16 GB and the iMac maxes out at 32 GB. The three-year-old Mac Pro can go to 64 GB from Apple or 128 GB aftermarket. Some pro workloads simply need more RAM than the consumer and mobile chips support.

And there’s also this:

If Apple doesn’t address someone’s hardware needs, there’s no alternative. We can’t just buy hideous Xeon workstations from Dell and install macOS on them. If we can’t do what we need on Mac hardware, our only choice is to leave the entire Mac platform.

But the competition isn’t even close.

My hope is that Apple has a new, upgradeable Mac Pro in the works. My worry is that they don’t.

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06:14
Following the success of Jet Black, report suggests...

A new report from Japanese tech blog Macotakara is suggesting that Apple will update the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to add a Jet White color option. Based on the name, following the popularity of the glossy Jet Black color, Apple would add a glossy white case chassis option to its existing line of flagship iPhones. Right now, the iPhone 7 series phones are available in five colors: Silver, Black, Gold, Rose Gold and Jet Black.

The report should be treated with quite a bit of skepticism as the source lacks details and the move does not follow the traditional cycle of Apple product releases.

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06:13
Create Jabber Chat Rooms Programmatically

Server comes with a command called RoomsAdminTool located at /Applications/Server.app/Contents/ServerRoot/usr/bin/RoomsAdminTool. This tool can list available rooms using a -l flag:

RoomsAdminTool -l

You can also create new rooms, using the following format, where krypted is the name of the room, the persistent option means the room is, er, persistent. The description option indicates a description used for the room.

RoomsAdminTool -n krypted -c persistent yes description "This room is for friends of krypted only”

To then delete the room, use the -d option:

RoomsAdminTool -n krypted -d

Add the -v to do it all verbosely. There are lots of other options as well, as follows (from the man page):

Valid Configuration Keys and Values:

KEYVALID VALUESDESCRIPTION

descriptionstringA short description for the room

passwordstringDefine a password for room entry. An empty string implies no password required.

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06:12
DiskCatalogMaker 6.5.13 - Catalog your disks.

DiskCatalogMaker is a simple disk management tool which catalogs disks.

  • Simple, light-weight, and fast.
  • Finder-like intuitive look and feel.
  • Super-fast search algorithm.
  • Can compress catalog data for disk space.
  • Can generate thumbnail images.
  • Long Unicode file name support.
  • ZIP / RAR / 7-Zip / StuffIt / tar / gzip / bzip2 / CompactPro / LHA archive formats support.
  • A Mach-O application. (Mac OS X native format.)



Version 6.5.13:

  • Added the preview style option to the Advanced preferences panel (the reflection effect on the preview panel can be disabled)
  • Fixed some minor bugs



  • OS X 10.7 or later



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06:07
Apple seeks financial incentives before setting up...

Apple is seeking financial handouts from the Indian government before setting up a manufacturing unit in the country, according to a new report.

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06:06
ForkLift 3.0 Beta 5 - Powerful file manager: FTP,...

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

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

Features

  • Completely re-built from scratch inside and out
  • Disklets (you can mount a remote connection as a disk and access it from any app...
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06:05
∞ Apple’s Craig Federighi video shows off Touch Bar...

[VIDEO] In this video, Apple Senior VP of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi, talks about the new MacBook Pro, with a deep dive look at the Touch Bar and the reason Macs don’t have a touch screen.

Take a the time to watch this video. It’s not too long, and Craig does a terrific job conveying his passion for this new interface.

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06:00
Smart deal! A Brain.fm lifetime subscription for...

The world today is loaded with distractions -- you're looking at one of them right now! Sometimes, you need to just shut the world out with music, but even that can distract you as you attempt to find the right music for work or relaxation. That's why Brain.fm was invented, a way to stream the best possible background music to you for studying, relaxing, or even getting to sleep. We want you to have a lifetime of distraction-free Brain.fm listening for just $39 with this great deal.

Brain.fm is one of the top 50 must up-voted products on Product Hunt, and once you use the service you'll know why. You'll listen to original compositions that are generated especially for what you're trying to do -- be productive, relax, study, and so on...

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05:53
Review: On the road with the 13-inch MacBook Pro

Jason Snell, writing for Six Colors:

In the end, the low-end 13-inch MacBook Pro turned out to be a pretty fine traveling companion for the past ten days. As a loyal Air user, it’s been a delight to bring a Retina display with me and have the ability to pack a single brick (plus one cable) to charge my Mac, iPad, and iPhone. I’ve just had to remember to keep my adapters close by—it’s always smart to be prepared.

Would I choose this model over the new MacBook Pro models with the Touch Bar and Touch ID? If money was no object, probably not. But if you’re a MacBook Air user (or were considering buying a MacBook Air), money will probably be relevant.

If you are considering one of the new Macs, this post is worth your time.

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05:50
Beware: Fake versions of retail iPhone apps surging...

New York Times:

Hundreds of fake retail and product apps have popped up in Apple’s App Store in recent weeks — just in time to deceive holiday shoppers.

The counterfeiters have masqueraded as retail chains like Dollar Tree and Foot Locker, big department stores like Dillard’s and Nordstrom, online product bazaars like Zappos.com and Polyvore, and luxury-goods makers like Jimmy Choo, Christian Dior and Salvatore Ferragamo.

And:

“We’re seeing a barrage of fake apps,” said Chris Mason, chief executive of Branding Brand, a Pittsburgh company that helps retailers build and maintain apps. He said his company constantly tracks new shopping apps, and this was the first time it had seen so many counterfeit iPhone apps emerge in a short period of time.

Amazing to me that these have made it through the oversight processes of the App Store and the various retailers being spoofed. This the new normal?

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05:46
Apple May Add 'Jet White' Color Option for...

Apple plans to add a "Jet White" color option for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models, according to Japanese website Mac Otakara. The report did not outline when Apple might add the sixth color to the lineup, and it also warned the information obtained from supply chain sources "may be unreliable."

Mac Otakara has accurately leaked information about Apple's upcoming plans in the past, including the new Jet Black color and no 3.5mm headphone jack on iPhone 7. Given the lack of confidence in its own source, however, this rumor may not materialize and should be treated with a proverbial grain of salt.

The blog was correct about several other iPhone 7 details,...

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05:45
Hidden iOS gestures

[Warning: Autoplay] A nice set of animated GIFs shows the specifics of 12 iOS gestures. Worth scanning through.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:24
Behind the Internet of Things that threatens the...

Jean-Louis Gassée:

You start with a basic Application Processor from Mediatek or one of its competitors. This gives you an ARM processor, a pared-down embedded Linux software engine, and a network stack — everything you need for Internet connectivity, with and without wires. Add your choice of sensors and drivers, hire a manufacturing contractor to assemble your security camera according to your own specs, and you’re in business.

And:

Your computer module suppliers have sold millions of identical building blocks to your competitors and other Consumer IoT dreamers: DVRs, smart locks, weather stations, lighting systems… Finished products are sold to technically unsophisticated consumers who ignore updates or forget their logins and passwords. The module makers have anticipated this predicament and designed in a backdoor, a login/password combination that allows tech support to remotely take control and make the user happy.

Yikes! A fascinating read. Jean-...

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05:15
Rumor: Apple won’t refresh iPhone SE in 2017

As nifty as the iPhone SE may be, it probably won’t be refreshed in the coming year.

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a report to investors state that Apple will prolong iPhone SE’s lifecycle beyond the usual one year rotation in a bid to boost gross margins and minimize cannibalization of high-end flagships like the iPhone 7.

To the point, Kuo noted that it seems unlikely that Apple will launch a new iPhone SE handset in the second fiscal quarter of 2017, which for Apple ends in March. The 4-inch iPhone variant debuted this year on March 31, leaving some to speculate that a next-generation version with updated internals would see release at roughly the same time in 2017. Kuo does not mention plans beyond the second quarter, meaning a refresh might land later in the year.

The...

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05:00
Apple responds to customer feedback, drops prices on...

Responding to customer demand, especially in the wake of USB-C becoming that much more prevalent on the newly-released MacBook Pro notebook, Apple has dropped the prices on all of its USB-C adapters by $6 to $20.

The simple USB-C to USB Adapter, formerly priced at $19, is now $9, while the more expensive USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter, formerly $49, is now available for $29. Even Apple’s newly released Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter has seen a price drop from $49 to $29.

The full price list goes as follows:

– USB-C to USB Adapter – Was $19, now $9
– Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter – Was $49, now $29
– USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter – Was $69, now $49
– USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter – Was $69, now $49
–...

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04:55
Hundreds of counterfeit branded shopping apps hit...

Via The New York Times, hundreds of fake shopping apps have been hitting the App Store in the last few weeks, stealing recognizable brand names and logos, in an attempt to confuse App Store customers to download their counterfeit apps instead of the real thing. The fraudsters are attempting to capitalize on the holiday shopping season.

Examples include apps masquerading as brands like Puma and FootLocker; the screenshot above shows how apps using trademarked names and logos were published by a company called ‘Footlocke Sports’ in an attempt to deceive customers.

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04:30
PingPlotter is a powerful, versatile and a solid...

No matter how reliable and fast your Internet is, there are times of unexplained slowness or times when you simply cannot connect reliably to a website. Often the culprit is not on your end or even in your Internet service provider. The issue can be in one “hop” or connection between Internet connections. 

Like the proverbial weakest link in a chain, your Internet connection is only as good as the slowest connection. Most times you will not notice these anomalies that come up, but if you are doing something that depends on very fast response from end to end, such as online gaming, then these small slow-downs add up.

My main game to play is World of Warcraft; during times of anomalies the game producer often asks for trace routes from a user's computer to the Warcraft servers. You can certainly do this manually from the command line, but there are tools that make this much easier and which provide easy-to-see and read data.

One such application is PingPlotter...

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04:00
Here's an idea for tweaking the Mac's...

Why we don't have the ability to drag a buried menu command directly to our Mac toolbar via the "customize toolbar" feature?

There are some menu items that would be handy to have quick mouse click access to instead of dragging through a menu structure. A menu item could be just about any of 'em, depending on the person and their own personal workflow. 

As one example, if you have the Developer Menu enabled in Safari, you could drag the open URL in the Google Chrome menu item to avoid having to dig down through the menu structure. It would be much easier just to have that as a click button in the toolbar.

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03:58
Iconic PC strategy game ‘ROME: Total War’ launching...

The iconic PC strategy game, ROME: Total War, is launching on iPad later this week. The game was first launched as a desktop PC game in 2004 (a Mac version followed in 2010) and received high acclaim in the strategy game sector. Players participate in full-3D historical battles – controlling infantry, calvary and artillery – taking advantage of flanking strategy, positioning and fatigue to overcome their opponents. The game received stellar reviews and Feral Interactive is bringing the full experience to the App Store as a $9.99 iPad game this Thursday, on November 10th.

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03:47
Samsung Galaxy S8 to Debut 'Viv', the AI...

Samsung said on Sunday it will launch its first AI virtual assistant in next year's Galaxy S8 smartphone, based on technology gained through its acquisition of Viv.

Viv is the AI firm run by Dag Kittlaus, co-creator of Apple's Siri. Last month, Samsung bought Viv with the intention of allowing it to operate as an independent company, while providing Samsung with a readymade AI solution that will enable it to go toe-to-toe with Siri, Google Assistant, and Amazon's Alexa.

Siri co-creator Dag Kittlaus' Viv AI will appear in Samsung devices

According to a Reuters report, Samsung now plans to integrate the AI platform into its Galaxy smartphones and expand voice-assistant services to home appliances and wearable devices.

Samsung hopes the AI technology will help revive its momentum in the...

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03:46
Voice control the new breakout star in smart home...

Voice control became a standout, new category for smart home devices over the past 18 months, finds ABI Research (www.abirseearch.com).

But its future is even brighter due to its solid marketing efforts, as well as its ability to leverage digital assistant adoption on smartphones and deliver genuine consumer value. Voice control smart home devices, typified by the Amazon Echo, will represent almost 30% of smart home device spending by 2021, despite being a device category that barely existed two years ago.

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03:44
beaTunes 4.6.9 - Organize your music collection.

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

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

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

  • Navigate in songs semantically (i.e., segment to segment)
  • Automatically determine BPM (beats per minute)
  • Automatically determine the musical key your songs are in
  • Sort existing playlists so that matching songs succeed each other
  • Create matchlists (i.e.,...
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03:33
Report: Apple wants to manufacture iPhones and iPads...

Apple executives have targeted both India and China as developing regions to drive revenue growth in the coming years, primarily through iPhone sales. However, India has stringent regulations on foreign device sales and requires that 30% of the components in the devices must be sourced domestically. Apple currently cannot meet this requirement as the vast majority of parts and all assembly happens in China. As such, Apple is looking to setup a new manufacturing plant in India that will make iPhones and iPads, thereby complying with the law and enabling iPhone to join the Indian smartphone market en masse.

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03:28
Chinese Cyber Security Law goes into Effect in June...

Back in April we posted a report about China beginning their promised crackdown on cyber security. China had asked Apple for their iOS source code and Apple refused to comply. China's new law goes into effect in June 2017. Once law, Apple may have to comply.

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03:17
Kool Tools: Evo Active iPhone 7 cases

Tech21’s (www.tech21.com) Evo Active Series of Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus cases are available exclusively at Verizon. Designed specifically for those living an active, fast-paced lifestyle, the Evo Active Series provides more protection, functionality and flexibility ensuring drop protection from the treadmill to the trail – without compromising style.

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Sunday November 6

17:33
Intel unveils a drone made for aerial light shows

Intel isn't just using drone swarms to show off its robotics prowess -- it's building a business around them. The chip maker has unveiled the Shooting Star, a quadcopter drone tailor-made for light shows. Its companion software automates the animatio...

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16:02
Trump's campaign staff took control of his...

Have you noticed that many more of Donald Trump's recent tweets are obviously from his staff, rather than from the presidential candidate himself? It's not because he's busy on the campaign trail. According to the New York Times, Trump's team "wreste...

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14:34
Google tries basing its search index around mobile...

Google isn't just splitting its search indexes into desktop and mobile versions... it could start prioritizing mobile, too. The internet firm has started experimenting with a "mobile-first" index that primarily ranks sites based on their phone-friend...

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13:03
FBI says new emails won't change the results of...

Those newly uncovered Hillary Clinton emails may have stirred up a lot of last-minute electoral drama, but they won't make much of a tangible impact. FBI director James Comey now reports that the messages (found on devices belonging to Huma Abedin an...

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11:50
Apple's Logic audio editor will use the MacBook...

The new MacBook Pro's Touch Bar might already come in handy with video editing in Final Cut Pro X, but what if you're a musician? If you depend on Apple's Logic Pro X, you'll have to be patient. The company has informed an AppleInsider reader that To...

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10:15
Samsung's Galaxy S8 will include an AI assistant

Samsung isn't wasting any time before it makes use of Viv's artificial intelligence know-how. In a an indirect confirmation of rumors, the tech giant has revealed that the upcoming Galaxy S8 will include an AI assistant as one of its star attractions...

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09:30
Ben Heck's Atari junk keyboard, part 1

Time for Ben and Atari to make beautiful music together -- almost. The team creates an instrument inspired by the sounds you'd hear on an Atari console, using a technique called circuit bending. This means Ben gets his digital flip-flops on and cr...

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08:47
Test out the new MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar on any Mac...

Some have been pretty skeptical concerning the new MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar, worried that it will complicate things for users who are accustomed to the physical function row of keys. If you’re in the camp of wondering exactly how the new Touch Bar will work, a new tool brings the capability to all Macs…

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08:00
After Math: Politics as usual

It's been a crazy week for US politics, what with the end of the contentious 2016 election just around the corner. The New York Times announced that it would lower its paywall for the 72 hours surrounding election day while human dumpster fire Peter...

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07:36
Samsung Confirms AI is coming to the Galaxy S8 in...

Last month Patently Apple pointed to a few potential smartphone features reportedly coming to Samsung's Galaxy 8 in late February 2017. We're likely to see Samsung introduce dual cameras, drop their Home button and power it with a new 10nm processor. Samsung is also likely to introduce the Note7's Iris scanner feature in the Galaxy S8. So what's next? Samsung will be introducing AI via Viv

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07:00
Fisker's EMotion sports car, and more in the...

Tesla swept headlines this week by launching a groundbreaking solar roof tile that's better looking and longer lasting than standard shingles. The technology could trickle down to the company's cars too -- Elon Musk hinted that the upcoming Tesla Mod...

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05:27
Foxconn Plans to Push into Semiconductors Business...

Today Foxconn Chairman told the Nikkei about areas of interest they have in semiconductors initially.

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04:04
New Zealand carriers will block the Galaxy Note 7

If you think that Samsung's constant software reminders to return the Galaxy Note 7 aren't enough to make stubborn owners change their minds, you should book a trip to New Zealand. All of the country's wireless carriers will block the discontinued sm...

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03:34
Steve Ballmer Says Smartphones Came Between Him and...

Steve Ballmer once said Apple's iPhone would flop because it cost too much -- though he now admits that he failed to anticipate carriers subsidizing the cost of the phone. But that was only the beginning. An anonymous reader quotes Fortune:
The former CEO of Microsoft says he and Gates drifted apart over Microsoft's move into the hardware business in the early 2010s, according to Bloomberg. Ballmer says he was the one who pushed for Microsoft to design smartphones and tablets at a time when Apple was already well established. He says Gates and the board seemed reluctant to do so. "There was a fundamental disagreement about how important it was to be in the hardware business," Ballmer told Bloomberg. "I had pushed Surface. The board had been a little -- little reluctant in supporting it. And then things came to a climax around what to do about the phone business."

Microsoft eventually took a $900 million write down for its first tablet, the Surface RT -- plus most of...

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Saturday November 5

21:40
Uber gets slapped with lawsuit over missing food...

A courier in New York who used to deliver food for Uber has filed a lawsuit against the company over unpaid tips, according to Buzzfeed News. In the lawsuit, he said that tips from customers never made it to him and other delivery personnel for UberR...

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19:59
Lyn 1.8.2 - Lightweight image browser and viewer.

Lyn is a fast, lightweight image browser and viewer designed for photographers, graphic artists, and Web designers. Featuring an extremely versatile and aesthetically pleasing interface, it delivers an easy-to-use geotagging technology and a complete solution for sharing your photographs. The new editing inspector gives you everything to turn your shots into great photos. Adjust exposure, color temperature, brightness, and contrast, or reveal image details with highlight and shadow adjustments. You can experiment and convert your color photos to black and white, try a classic sepia tone, or add a vignette.

Lyn natively supports all popular image formats like JPEG, TIFF, JPEG 2000, PNG, PPM, TGA, RAW, HDR, OpenEXR, animated GIF, and any other image format supported by OS X. It also integrates a movie player to watch camera recordings.

Features

  • Progressive display, on single- or multiple-monitor configurations, of images of virtually any...
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19:59
Snapheal 3.1 - Quickly remove objects and people...

Snapheal magically removes unwanted objects and people, and fixes your images. Get rid of skin imperfections in one click, retouch photos and much more. It's fast, powerful and you can rely on Snapheal with any photos that you take.

Unique image healing technologies, that are not available in other apps.

  • Get rid of unwanted objects, like wires, garbage bins, cars, etc
  • Delete people from the photos, like tourists that spoil the perfect landscape
  • Remove skin spots and acne
  • Erase text, signatures, watermarks, etc
  • Restore old photos, remove scratches and blemishes

Powerful and creative image retouching tools for landscapes, portraits and other photos.

  • Over 15 core image enhancement tools
  • Easily control light, color, contrast, saturation and more
  • Powerful sharpen brush
  • Smart clone and stamp
  • Clarity slider
  • Special technology to adjust shadows...
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19:01
Nintendo is reviving the NES' hint line for one...

When Nintendo releases the NES Classic Edition on November 11th, it won't limit the nostalgia to the hardware you take home. The company is marking the launch by resurrecting its classic Power Line for that weekend. Call 425-885-7529 between 9AM and...

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17:32
Google snaps up the creators of a game-focused...

You can already run Android apps on a Chromebook, but would you run games and other intensive mobile apps on it? Probably not. However, Google might be taking steps to make that practical. The creators of LeapDroid, an Android emulator that specia...

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15:59
Uber settles big sexual assault cases in the US

Uber has settled with two Jane Does in the US who were allegedly sexually assaulted by the service's drivers in 2015, according to Bloomberg. The plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against the company in California because they wanted to hold the ride-hailin...

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15:20
The Ars Technica science fiction bucket list—42...

Hard to argue with this list. But I know some of you will anyway.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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15:01
Lyn 1.8.2 - Lightweight image browser and viewer.

Lyn is a fast, lightweight image browser and viewer designed for photographers, graphic artists, and Web designers. Featuring an extremely versatile and aesthetically pleasing interface, it delivers an easy-to-use geotagging technology and a complete solution for sharing your photographs. The new editing inspector gives you everything to turn your shots into great photos. Adjust exposure, color temperature, brightness, and contrast, or reveal image details with highlight and shadow adjustments. You can experiment and convert your color photos to black and white, try a classic sepia tone, or add a vignette.

Lyn natively supports all popular image formats like JPEG, TIFF, JPEG 2000, PNG, PPM, TGA, RAW, HDR, OpenEXR, animated GIF, and any other image format supported by OS X. It also integrates a movie player to watch camera recordings.

Features

  • Progressive display, on single- or multiple-monitor configurations, of images of virtually any...
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14:31
US is ready to hack Russia if it interferes with the...

American officials are nervous that Russia's alleged attempt to influence the election could extend to the vote itself, and they aren't willing to take any chances. A senior intelligence source tells NBC News that US cyberwarfare agents are in a posi...

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13:52
Can we put the 16GB “Pro” myth to rest?

Obviously, this won’t put anything to rest as everyone’s mileage will vary but it’s an interesting article regardless.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:47
Apple brings AirPod-style streaming, Live Listen...

Apple has enhanced its iOS accessibility features for users with hearing impairments, adapting its enhanced Bluetooth-based streaming to Made For iPhone hearing aids while introducing Live Listen, a feature that uses an iPhone's mic to focus on conversations in loud environments.

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13:00
Six innovative wind turbine designs

By Cat DiStasio

The International Energy Association (IEA) announced last week that renewable energy capacity around the globe has eclipsed coal power for the first time ever. Wind power makes up a large percentage of global renewable energy, and wi...

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12:51
Inside Magic Leap, the secretive $4.5 billion...

If they pull this off, and it’s a huge if, it will be remarkable.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:28
Chevy starts manufacturing the Bolt

A new wave of affordable yet practical electric cars is finally reaching production lines. GM has started manufacturing the Chevy Bolt at a plant in Orion Township, Michigan, putting it on track to sell the $30,000 (after tax credits) EV in Californ...

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10:00
24 hours with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

After being announced in September, Olympus' OM-D E-M1 Mark II quickly became one of the most anticipated cameras of the year. And for good reason. The new flagship mirrorless, which will hit stores in December for $2,000 (body only), is loaded with...

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09:57
Guy makes Alexa speak through a robotic singing fish...

This is so clever and so wonderfully demented.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:53
Apple drops prices of 4K and 5K LG Displays by 25%

Along with the price drops on accessories announced yesterday comes these incredible savings on displays. Seriously tempted by that 5K price.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:53
Record Bird keeps you up to date on artist new...

Record Bird is a free iPhone app that allows users to be informed about new and upcoming music releases from their favorite artists. And this week it was updated to add support for Apple Music, making it easier than ever to be in the know about upcoming album releases.

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09:35
Gadget Ogling: Mac's Back, Nintendo Returns,...


Apple has unveiled a redesigned MacBook Pro, giving the company's core laptop its first full refresh in a few years. The design has metal on all sides, along with a Force Touch trackpad double the size of previous versions. There's a customizable OLED touch strip above the keyboard that responds to gestures and taps -- a demo indicated one might use it for fast access to various emoji or for secondary controls within an app. It essentially replaces function keys, but with far more purpose and control.

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08:50
Fantastical 2.3

Brings full support for macOS 10.12 Sierra and adds a couple of new features. ($49.99 new, free update, 14.2 MB)

 

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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08:30
Recommended Reading: The internet and the truth

How the Internet
Is Loosening Our
Grip on the Truth
Farhad Manjoo,
The New York Times

Thanks to rise of online media, we're able to find loads of "facts" to support nearly any stance we take on any particular issue. During this year's presidentia...

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08:21
This week’s top stories: Apple answers MacBook Pro...

In this week’s top stories: Apple answers your MacBook Pro questions, cuts USB-C adapter prices, iOS 10.2 arrives for testers, and we break down the best wireless cord-free earbuds available ahead of Apple’s AirPods.

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08:00
EZQuest adds USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 compatible cables,...

EZQuest has announced today the availability of new USB-C cables and adapters. They’re designed to enhance the latest release of MacBook Pros equipped with USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports and include the following:

USB-C to HDMI 4K Cable (US$39.99): The only cable available to the reseller and retailer markets; the six-foot, single-cable solution extends the new MacBook display screen to any HDMI-equipped 4K HD TV or large display. You can stream HDTV or HD display with digital sound. This product is available for shipping now.

EZQuest USB-C to USB 3.0 Cable ($19.99): Enables charging and transferring data between USB-C-enable devices to older USB ports.

EZQuest USB-C to USB-A 3.0 Female Adapter ($19.99): The USB-C to USB-A Female Adapter connects USB-C to older USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 devices.

EZQuest USB-C to USB-A 3.0 Female Mini Adapter ($14.99): The USB-C to USB-A Female Mini Adapter connects older USB 2.0 or 3....

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07:30
Lifeprint launches socially connected AR photo...

Lifeprint, a portable Bluetooth printer that prints Augmented Reality Hyperphotos, has launched. It enables you to print Live Photos, Snapchat clips, Instagram, Vine, and Facebook photos, and even animated GIFs that use augmented reality (AR).

What’s more, Lifeprint’s social network for real photos allows you to share AR images through a printer network to any LifePrint printer in the world. With Lifeprint, you can take a video clip of your favorite Snapchat filter and send that Hyperphoto to a friend, who can then chose to print it and watch it come to life. 

Lifeprint uses sticky-backed ZINK Paper to allow you to share photos and videos around town or with friends. The printers use ZINK Zero Ink Technology to produce instant, full-color digital images without ink cartridges, ribbons or toner.

 The Lifeprint printer is available for $129.95 exclusively at Apple.com and Apple...

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07:00
Snapheal 3.1 - Quickly remove objects and people...

Snapheal magically removes unwanted objects and people, and fixes your images. Get rid of skin imperfections in one click, retouch photos and much more. It's fast, powerful and you can rely on Snapheal with any photos that you take.

Unique image healing technologies, that are not available in other apps.

  • Get rid of unwanted objects, like wires, garbage bins, cars, etc
  • Delete people from the photos, like tourists that spoil the perfect landscape
  • Remove skin spots and acne
  • Erase text, signatures, watermarks, etc
  • Restore old photos, remove scratches and blemishes

Powerful and creative image retouching tools for landscapes, portraits and other photos.

  • Over 15 core image enhancement tools
  • Easily control light, color, contrast, saturation and more
  • Powerful sharpen brush
  • Smart clone and stamp
  • Clarity slider
  • Special technology to adjust shadows...
| Read more »
07:00
Libratone unveils Q Adapt On-Ear Wireless Headphones

Libratone, a company known for high-performance audio speakers, has launched its first on-ear wireless headphones that sports exclusive CityMix technology, with four adjustable noise cancellation levels.

The Q Adapt gives users control over how much external noise they choose to let in. With four built-in microphones, the headphones have full phone connectivity capabilities, so tapping the touch interface with two or more fingers answers or ends a call. 

The Q Adapt also features Libratone’s signature Hush function, which silences the audio in the headphones with a wave of the hand over the ear cups, eliminating the need to take off the headphones to hear anything external. Q Adapt On-Ear 

is also equipped with proximity sensors that shut down the audio and the adjustable noise cancellation when the user removes the headphones

The Q Adapt On-Ear features Bluetooth + 1 wireless, so two users can share music, check...

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07:00
Roku's $30 Express player is more intriguing...

Few tech companies are as reliable as Roku. Every year, like clockwork, it releasess a new round of streaming video boxes, each a bit faster and better than what came before. There's the occasional welcome surprise, like the $50 Roku Stick that debut...

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06:30
Muijo announces limited edition Wooden Case for the...

It’s Muijo’s fifth anniversary and for the occasion, the company has designed and produced a limited run of 50 Wooden Cases – with 10 representing each year of Mujjo.

The case is made by hand in Greece. Muijo used reclaimed American Walnut veneer, taken from the furniture industry. The company says that “it comes to life when the layers of veneer are pressed together to form its iconic silhouette, it then goes through several stages of sanding – all performed by hand – to ensure a smooth finish.”

It's enclosed with a stainless steel door panel, hand-crafted by an experienced metal worker. A MacBook touches nothing but the signature vegetable tanned leather in black.

The Muijo anniversary case is made to securely carry the a 13-inch MacBook Pro (2015 and 2016) and the 12-inch MacBook. It costs €289.17.

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06:29
Analyst: Apple won’t refresh the iPhone SE in the...

In a note to clients — KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo — says that Apple won’t refresh the iPhone SE in the first half of 2017 as Apple attempts to maintain high margins on its high-end iPhones.

He predicts that total shipment volume of iPhones will decline in the first half of 2017 due to tepid demand in China, slow shipment volume of 4.7-inch iPhones and the lack of an iPhone SE refresh in the second quarter of the year. Kuo argues that shipment volume came in higher in the first half of 2016 due to "upbeat demand for the iPhone SE." 

My take: I think Apple WILL refresh the iPhone SE in 2017, though it may be the latter half instead of the first half of the year.

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06:18
Effectively Leading Teams After The Growth Subsides

My latest Huffington Post article is up at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/charles-edge/effectively-leading-teams_b_12791460.html and starts a little like this:

Building and growing an organization is fun! Doing so certainly comes with a unique set of challenges, but for the most part they’re interesting and morale is high, which makes the job all kinds of interesting. Managing an organization that is static or shrinking can totally suck if you don’t do it right.

 

The post Effectively Leading Teams After The Growth Subsides appeared first on krypted.com.

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06:00
BRAVEN introduces Premium Home Series of speakers

BRAVEN Audio (www.braven.com) has introduced the Premium Home series featuring three advanced wireless speakers, the 1100, 2200m and 2300. The latter two have a built-in mounting option and are Bluetooth Smart enabled allowing for hands-free, remote control via the BRAVEN Smart App.

Encased in fabric, the BRAVEN 1100 is the most compact of the Premium Home series, making it portable for seamless room to room use. Features include Dual Passive Radiators and an extended range driver designed to generate rich bass perfecting notes of the highest high and lowest low. 

It has a 28-hour playtime. Through a built-in 8800mAh power bank, BRAVEN’s 1100 doubles as a battery for charging smartphones, tablets or iPads. Built with TrueWireless functionality, the BRAVEN 1100 can be paired with a second 1100 for left and right stereo sound and is available in graphite and white for $249.99.

The 2200m is...

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06:00
The Week in iOS Apps: Games galore!

Brand new apps

This week’s roundup features games with dark origins, games that reimagine pinball, and games that teach you how to code. Read on!

60db

You know all those news apps that mix and aggregate stories from a variety of sources? 60db (free) is the same thing, only it works with “short-form audio stories”—stuff you might hear on NPR during its news programming—to present you with your own custom news radio.

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

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05:53
Samsung's Laughable Quality Extends to...

Samsung executives must be pinching themselves to see if this nightmare is for real or just a dream that they could wake up from. Samsung's reputation was badly damaged over the recall and discontinuation of their top of the line Note7 smartphone in October. The embarrassment continues as to this day with another recall about top loading washing machines.

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05:30
SCOSCHE conjures up new MagicMount Wall Charger

SCOSCHE Industries has unveiled the latest addition to its MagicMount product line: the $29.99 MagicMount Wall Charger. It’s designed to keep consumers’ mobile devices juiced up, propped up and connected.  

When combined with other MagicMount products, such as the MagicMount Pro Window/Dash or MagicMount Surface, the line provides users with a complete, cradle-free system for mounting their devices neatly and wirelessly while on the road or at home.

The MagicMount Wall Charger employs SCOSCHE’s MagicMount technology to dock a mobile device to a wall outlet, eliminating tangled cords and cluttered countertops. The 12W (2.4A) Perfect Charge USB port automatically detects and charges phones and tablets at the correct rate to ensure the safest and fastest charge possible each time, according to the folks at SCOSCHE.

The device is built with powerful rare-earth Neodymium magnets, which are designed to not damage a smartphone or...

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05:30
ICYMI: Robots want us to rely on them for daily tasks

Today on In Case You Missed It: The latest servant robot to join the Pepper and Buddy crew is Big-I, a Kickstarter bot that uses 3D vision, motion tracking and facial recognition to help out the humans in their household. We say it looks like a rol...

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05:08
This week on AI: Wireless charging for 'iPhone...

News quieted down in a bit in the wake of Apple's Oct. 27 MacBook Pro event, but as usual in the Apple world, there were still rumors about the company's plans -- among them talk about wireless charging in the "iPhone 8," and the unexpected delay of its AirPods.

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05:00
Moshi unveils protective accessories for new MacBook...

Moshi has announced its protective accessory collection for Apple's new MacBook Pro line. The company has updated its four bestselling MacBook accessories for the new devices: the ClearGuard keyboard protector; iGlaze snap-on case; Codex carrying case; and iVisor screen protector.

The ClearGuard keyboard protector is a thin, transparent keyboard protector designed from engineering-grade thermoplastic urethane with high-precision molding for a tactile response while typing. The Codex designer carrying case is a TSA checkpoint-friendly carrying case featuring a soft, weather-resistant vegan leather exterior and a clamshell design that allows you to use your MacBook without removing it from the case.

The iVisor screen protector is a washable, reusable matte screen protector that reduces glare while delivering incredible clarity with 100 percent bubble-free installation. The iGlaze clear snap-on case is a slim, lightweight snap-on hardshell case featuring a scratch-...

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04:30
ADATA releases range of USB-C adapters and hubs

ADATA Technology has launched several products designed to make USB-C adoption easier. They make the reversible USB standard compatible with connectors such as USB-A and HDMI, as well as legacy plugs like VGA (D-sub). 

The USB-C OTG Reader combines USB-C, USB-A, and microSD/SDXC/SDHC support in one product. It offers a way to move content and interconnect devices. The USB-C Hub has USB-C, USB-A, and HDMI, with powered ports to charge devices. 

The HDMI port allows displaying content from devices such as notebooks and smartphones on TVs, and the inclusion of USB-A ensures wide compatibility with numerous products. Go to the ADATA website for more info, including pricing.

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Promise Technology releases Pegasus3 Symply Edition

Promise Technology Inc. and Symply, Inc. have launched the Pegasus3 Symply Edition, the next generation of the Pegasus desktop RAID storage system. The new system combines 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 performance with Symply's storage management suite.

Some users will find the Pegasus3 Symply Edition to be a fine complement to the all-new MacBook Pro. The dual Thunderbolt 3 ports provide fast connectivity and the ability to connect up to 6 daisy-chained devices on a single Thunderbolt 3 port while adding new management tools and support from Symply.

The dual Thunderbolt 3 ports provide fast connectivity and the ability to connect up to 6 daisy-chained devices on a single Thunderbolt 3 port while adding new management tools and support from Symply....

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Letter from the Editor

We're on the precipice of choosing the next President of the United States, and if you're still an undecided voter, let our 2016 Election Guide help inform your selection. While Trump or Hillary is the question most are tryi...

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Facebook is gearing up to serve ads on Apple TV and...

Facebook is preparing to make (more) money by selling ads that will be shown on TV -- connected TV, that is. According to Recode, the social network will start showing video ads on apps that run on set-top boxes, including Apple TV and Roku. The comp...

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Thursday November 3

10:54
Arbitrary Code via Puppet instead of Jamf (Pro)

If you are familiar with Jamf Pro’s (formerly the JSS/Casper Suite’s) model of smart groups and extension attributes (or EA’s), they provide a way to run code that can (among other things) inventory the state of a computer. Every recon run, they run the provided scripts configured server-side, and through the configuration of smart groups, once a computer enters or leaves a state you can get an email notification.

Puppet (formerly Puppetlabs, formerly Reductive Labs) has built a model called external facts into its inventory product, facter. This is different from custom facts, which are vanilla ruby ways to capture structured results. External facts come in two forms: either puppet runs an executable file you provide (in any programming language) and sees key/value pairs printed to stdout, or it can read in files with...

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Thursday October 27

12:10
About the security content of iCloud for Windows 6.0...

This document describes the security content of iCloud for Windows 6.0.1.

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11:01
About the security content of Xcode 8.1

This document describes the security content of Xcode 8.1.

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Monday October 24

10:47
About the security content of macOS Sierra 10.12.1

This document describes the security content of macOS Sierra 10.12.1.

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10:40
About the security content of tvOS 10.0.1

This document describes the security content of tvOS 10.0.1.

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10:38
About the security content of Safari 10.0.1

This document describes the security content of Safari 10.0.1.

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10:35
About the security content of iOS 10.1

This document describes the security content of iOS 10.1.

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08:45
About the security content of watchOS 3.1

This document describes the security content of watchOS 3.1.

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Monday October 17

09:15
About the security content of iOS 10.0.3

This document describes the security content of iOS 10.0.3.

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Thursday October 13

13:24
Adobe Flash Player updates available for macOS on...

Adobe Flash Player updates address a recently identified Adobe Flash Player web plug-in vulnerability.

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Tuesday October 4

06:54
About Wi-Fi Assist

With iOS 9 and later, you can use Wi-Fi Assist to automatically switch to cellular when you have poor a Wi-Fi connection. 

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Friday September 23

07:50
About the security content of iOS 10.0.2

This document describes the security content of iOS 10.0.2.

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Tuesday September 20

14:00
About the security content of iCloud for Windows 6.0

This document describes the security content of iCloud for Windows 6.0.

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13:59
About the security content of macOS Server 5.2

This document describes the security content of macOS Server 5.2.

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13:54
Lists of available trusted root certificates in macOS

The macOS Trust Store contains trusted root certificates that are preinstalled with macOS.

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Lists of available trusted root certificates in iOS

The iOS Trust Store contains trusted root certificates that are preinstalled with iOS.

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07:52
About the security content of Safari 10

This document describes the security content of Safari 10.

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About the security content of iTunes 12.5.1 for...

This document describes the security content of iTunes 12.5.1 for Windows.

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This document describes the security content of tvOS 10.

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