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Tuesday September 26

08:49
Setup The Calendar Service In macOS Server 5.4 for...

Configuring Calendar Server in macOS Server 5.4 (running on High Sierra) is a fairly simple and straight forward process. The Calendar Server is a CalDAV Server, leveraging HTTP and HTTPS, running on ports 8008 and 8443 respectively. To enable the Calendar service in macOS Server 5.4, first open the Server application and click on Calendar in the SERVICES section of the sidebar.


Once open, click on Enable invitations by email to enable email notifications of invitations in the Calendar Server. Provide the email address and then click on the Next button.

At the Configure Server Email Address screen, provide the type of incoming mail service in use, provide the address of the mail server and then the port number used, if not a standard port for HTTPS-based IMAP (or POP if you’d prefer), the user name and the valid password...

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08:45
Mellel 4.0.1 - The word processor for scholars,...

Mellel is the leading word processor for OS X and has been widely considered the industry standard for long form documents since its inception. Mellel focuses on writers and scholars for technical writing and multilingual word processing. It offers special tools to help you write and organize long documents easily. If you need multilingual support or are writing bi-directional text, Mellel is just the thing for you: Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, and Syriac never looked better on a Mac. Even if you don't need all the bells and whistles, Mellel is still the right choice for you: clean, stable, and easy to use.



Version 4.0.1:

Note: Version 4 is a paid upgrade from previous versions.

Fixed

  • Updated localisations
  • Updated user guide
  • 23 other bug fixes



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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08:39
Report backs up claims of slow 3D sensor production...




3D sensor suppliers for the iPhone X are "still struggling" to achieve significant output and improve yield rates, according to a report, which also reiterated expectations that the phone will be in very short supply.

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08:39
Kano combines its coding kits for a DIY 'laptop...

Kano, the company behind a variety of build-it-yourself computer and coding kits, has unveiled a "laptop" today. A portable computer is probably more accurate. Whereas most laptops have a clamshell design, the new "Computer Kit Complete" keeps the sc...

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08:35
macOS High Sierra: How to stop autoplay videos in...

I hope Macworld sees the irony in posting this tidbit.

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08:29
Deals: Apple TV for $134 ($15 off); Radeon 560 15...




For one day only, shoppers can snap up a 32GB 4th gen Apple TV for $134. Apple's 2017 15" MacBook Pro with upgraded Radeon 560 graphics is also $200 off, and AirPods are in stock with free expedited shipping and no tax outside NY and NJ.

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08:28
Just as the AI Revolution takes off, Microsoft wants...

As the AI revolution takes off, Microsoft wants to leap frog the industry with their twelve year project that will empower scalable quantum computing and ignite the quantum revolution.

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08:28
iStat Menus 6 released

There was a time when I needed/loved the level of detail iStat provided. If you still do, the new version looks pretty cool.

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08:25
iPhone 8 Teardowns Reveal Advanced Modems Likely...

Apple released the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus on Friday, September 22, and device teardowns were underway within hours, courtesy of iFixit and TechInsights. The firms received different models for teardown, with iFixit's model featuring a Qualcomm baseband while TechInsights' featured an Intel modem, continuing Apple's trend of opting for Intel modems in phones which do not require CDMA network support.

The baseband parts in each iPhone were revealed to be new chips from their respective vendors, with the CDMA phone featuring Qualcomm's new X16 gigabit-class modem and the Intel-based model featuring the similarly new XMM 7480 modem. Each model also included an update to the transceiver module to go along with the modem, but the functional changes in the RF signal chain mostly stopped there.

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08:22
Jeff Bezos’ rocket company has its first Asian...

Blue Origin, which is Jeff Bezos' rocket company, just announced a milestone at the 68th Annual International Astronautical Congress. It has partnered with the connnectivity company mu Space, based in Thailand, to launch a satellite with the New Glen...

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08:15
How to make your iPhone shoot JPEGs again after iOS...

The new .heic format seems great but without widespread adoption, many users might want to switch back to the more common/compatible JPEG format.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:13
Apple Watch Diary: How Apple finally persuaded me to...

Despite having made the journey from a smartwatch skeptic to an Apple Watch convert, I was – until very recently – still using my original model, aka the Series 0. It had become something I wear every day, and now wouldn’t want to be without, and Apple hadn’t shown me any reason to upgrade to Series 3.

When the Series 2 was launched, I concluded that despite the improvements it offered in some areas, there would be no benefit to me given the four things for which I use it.

The Series 3 is, of course, a much bigger upgrade, but I was fairly sure that wasn’t going to persuade me either …

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08:11
Videobox 4.2.3 - Download Flash video through your...

Videobox allows you to quickly and easily download Flash video from most all of the popular video sites on the internet. Videobox will convert the video into a native Quicktime format so it's ready to view on your Mac, iPod, iPhone, or iTunes.



Version 4.2.3:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.7 or later

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.7 or later



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08:08
Little Snitch 4: Keeping a constant eye on your...

One Mac app I’ve heard about for years but never used is Little Snitch ($45) from Objective Development, designed to keep an eye on network connections to and from your computer. That’s a big task; your Mac is constantly sending and receiving information over the internet, and most of the connections that are made are benign. Occasionally your Mac might pick up something you wouldn’t ordinarily know about — malware, perhaps a keyboard sniffer, maybe a trojan of some sort. Little Snitch 4 is designed as a fast and reliable gatekeeper to help you protect your Mac from unexpected and undesirable network traffic.

The app provides a free trial so you can decide whether it’s right for you or not. Once installed, the user makes a choice on whether to run the app in Alert Mode or Silent Mode. In Alert Mode, Little Snitch displays a connection alert whenever an incoming or outgoing connection is made...

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07:36
Apple iMovie 10.1.7 - Edit personal videos and share...

With an all-new design, Apple iMovie lets you enjoy your videos like never before. Browse your clips more easily, instantly share your favorite moments, and create beautiful HD movies and Hollywood-style trailers. And when you're ready to premiere on all your devices, iMovie Theater rolls out the red carpet.



Version 10.1.7:

Note: Now requires macOS 10.12.2 or later

  • Adds support for importing video in the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) format with macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • Improves compatibility when sharing to YouTube



  • OS X 10.12.2 or later



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07:27
Apple iBooks Author 2.6 - Create and publish iBooks...

Apple iBooks Author helps you create and publish amazing Multi-Touch books for iPad. Now anyone can create stunning iBooks textbooks, cookbooks, history books, picture books, and more for iPad. All you need is an idea and a Mac. Start with one of the Apple-designed templates that feature a wide variety of page layouts. Add your own text and images with drag-and-drop ease. Use Multi-Touch widgets to include interactive photo galleries, movies, Keynote presentations, 3D objects, and more.



Version 2.6:

  • Add images and videos from the Photos app using the Media Browser or drag and drop
  • Support for wide color gamut images
  • Performance and stability improvements



  • OS X 10.11 or later



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07:22
Apple TV 4K Listing Appears on Amazon as Prime Video...

Nearly two years after Amazon stopped selling the Apple TV, a listing for the Apple TV 4K has been spotted on the website by 9to5Mac.

The Apple TV 4K is currently listed as out of stock, but the fact that it has been added back is fueling speculation that Amazon may be prepared to launch its Prime Video app on the tvOS App Store imminently.

At its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Apple confirmed that Amazon Prime Video is coming to Apple TV later this year. At its iPhone X event earlier this month, it reiterated that release date.

An unverified rumor earlier this week claimed Amazon Prime Video may launch on the Apple TV...

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07:20
Poor 3D sensor yields mean Apple may not fulfill all...

A supply chain report out of Taiwan claims that Apple is facing significant yield problems with the 3D sensors used in the TrueDepth camera module of the iPhone X. One source says that production volumes for the flagship phone are so low that they are being measured in tens of thousands of units per day …

more…

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06:52
Shutterfly, Mimeo announce integration with macOS...

Shutterfly and Mimeo have announced an integration with the Apple Photos app for macOS High Sierra. 

The new Shutterfly extension for Photos allows users to create, customize and purchase Shutterfly photo books without leaving the app. Users can also begin creating a photo book within Photos and then complete it on Shutterfly.com. Users can find and install the Shutterfly extension from within the MacApp Store, or from within Apple Photos for macOS.

The Mimeo Photos is a new photo project extension. Itempowers hobbyists and professional photographers to create high quality photobooks, cards and calendars from directly within the Photos app on the Mac. After installing the Mimeo Photos project extension from the Mac App Store, customers can build their projects directly in Photos for macOS.

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06:50
Tips: Turn off iOS 11 Smart Punctuation to avoid...




An unexpected side effect of Apple's new Smart Punctuation feature in iOS 11 has manifested and is causing some problems with apps that use Core Data to store strings. Here's how to turn off Smart Punctuation, and why you might want to for now.

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06:45
Spoiler: Former NSA Hacker Revealed how easy it was...

Yesterday Apple released macOS High Sierra to happy Mac owners who couldn't get their hands on the next-gen OS that was free of charge. Of course something had to try to spoil the moment and ...

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06:44
A fix for the Keychain password vulnerability...

The Keychain password vulnerability affecting macOS —including High Sierra —was reported to Apple on Sept. 7, and should be fixed by the tech giant soon, Patrick Wardle, the research who first publicized the issue, told Gizmodo

He reported that code that appeared to extract plaintext passwords from the Keychain. If users opt into using Keychain, they can use it to store their login information, credit cards, and WiFi passwords.

All Keychain info is normally locked down with a user’s master password. However, Wardle was able to extract passwords from the Keychain without entering a master password, showing that an attacker with access to an unlocked computer might be able to steal Keychain data.

“Applications running on your system are able to access all the information...

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06:41
macOS 10.13 High Sierra: The Ars Technica review

This is a detailed review, definitely a solid place to start learning about macOS High Sierra.

Before you update, you might want to read the section on APFS, the Apple File System called A one-way ticket to APFS-ville (if you have an SSD).

The High Sierra installer does do one major thing that the Sierra installer didn’t do. Behind the scenes, it converts your boot partition from the longstanding HFS+ filesystem to the new APFS.

Well, it does that for most Macs, anyway.

Though most people will never even know what’s happening, there are plenty of caveats and details to know about how the APFS conversion happens, the cases when it doesn’t happen, and why it doesn’t happen when it doesn’t happen.

Read this section, consider your Mac’s particular configuration. Do you have a spinning hard drive? Do you have an SSD that you installed yourself? Do you have a Fusion drive setup? None of these are dealbreakers, but it’s worth spending the time...

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06:39
Wall Street Analyst Says 'Buy the Dip' as...

Since hitting an all-time high of $164.94 on September 1, Apple's stock price has steadily declined throughout the month. Apple's closing price of $150.55 on Monday represents a nearly nine percent decline in just under four weeks.

Despite some negativity surrounding the stock, one Wall Street analyst believes the recent skid is a buying opportunity.

"We believe concerns around the strength of this cycle are misplaced and we would be aggressive buyers of the stock during this correction," said Brian White, a longtime Apple analyst at investment banking firm Drexel Hamilton.

White believes the staggered launch of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X is confusing industry observers, who are perhaps worried by reports of shorter lines at Apple retail stores and lower adoption rates of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

"We believe more consumers in the developed parts of the world will pass on the iPhone 8/8 Plus and buy the iPhone X," added White, in a research note...

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06:34
KKR & Co. wants Apple to switch sides in attempt...

KKR & Co. — an American multinational private equity firm, specializing in leveraged buyouts — is trying to persuade Apple to switch sides and join the private equity firm in a bid for Toshiba Corp.’s flash memory chip business. According to Bloomberg, Toshiba told creditors that the Bain-backed winning consortium wasn’t finalized yet, because Apple hadn’t agreed to all the terms.

Apple previously objected to Western Digital’s participation, fearing the company would try to control the unit and create a power concentration in the chip market. Western Digital has threatened to legally block the chip unit sale without its permission, which essentially means complicating a sale...

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06:34
High Sierra automatically checks firmware integrity...

The Eclectic Light Company:

Upgrading to High Sierra brings a new and significant security feature: your Mac will automatically check its EFI firmware. In a series of tweets, Xeno Kovah, one of the three engineers responsible for the new tool, has outlined how this works.

The new utility eficheck, located in /usr/libexec/firmwarecheckers/eficheck, runs automatically once a week. It checks that Mac’s firmware against Apple’s database of what is known to be good. If it passes, you will see nothing of this, but if there are discrepancies, you will be invited to send a report to Apple.

And:

eficheck depends on a small local library of ‘known good’ data, which will be automatically and silently updated if you have security updates turned on in the App Store pane.

That checkbox is in the App Store pane in System Preferences and should be checked by default.

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06:30
The next perpetual release of Office

Today’s post was written by Jared Spataro, general manager for Office.

Today, at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, we announced Office 2019—the next perpetual update for Office. This release, scheduled for the second half of 2018, will include perpetual versions of the Office apps (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and servers (including Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype for Business). Previews of the new products will start shipping mid-year 2018.

Office 2019 will add new user and IT capabilities for customers who aren’t yet ready for the cloud. For example, new and improved inking features—like pressure sensitivity, tilt effects, and ink replay—will allow you to work more naturally. New formulas and charts will make data analysis for Excel more powerful. Visual animation features—like Morph and Zoom—will add polish to PowerPoint presentations. Server enhancements will include updates to IT manageability, usability, voice, and security.

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06:22
Maintain serves up Cocktail 11.0 (High Sierra...

Maintain has served up Cocktail 11.0 (High Sierra Edition), a new edition of Cocktail for users running macOS High Sierra 10.13.

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for macOS that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. This version adds compatibility with macOS High Sierra 10.13 and contains miscellaneous bug fixes, improvements and enhancements as well as updated Automator actions and Help files. It also comes with an automatic Pilot mode and much more.

Cocktail costs $19 for a single user license. A demo is available for download (http://www.maintain.se/cocktail).

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06:22
macOS High Sierra keychain vulnerability should not...

Juli Clover, MacRumors:

macOS High Sierra, released to the public today, could be impacted by a major security flaw that could allow a hacker to steal the usernames and passwords of accounts stored in Keychain.

Here’s the tweet that brought this to light:

on High Sierra (unsigned) apps can programmatically dump & exfil keychain (w/ your plaintext passwords) vid: https://t.co/36M2TcLUAn #smh pic.twitter.com/pqtpjZsSnq

— patrick wardle (@patrickwardle) September 25, 2017

The timing of this reveal is terrible, as it coincides with the release of macOS High Sierra. I know a number of people who have held off updating for just this reason.

Don’t let this story stop you from updating:

  1. This exploit...

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06:18
SyncMate 7 offers macOS High Sierra support

Eltima Software has released SyncMate 7 (https://www.sync-mac.com), an updated version of their synchronization tool for macOS.

It allows users to sync Macs with iOS and Android devices, other Macs, MTP devices, as well as with online storage accounts such as Google, Dropbox, iCloud and Microsoft Services, including Outlook, Office 365 Home and Business accounts. The latest version of SyncMate features support of Android 8 (Oreo), iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra.

SyncMate 7 requires macOS 10.8.5 and later. It costs $39.95 for a single user license.

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06:12
Boot Runner 2 is High Sierra ready

Twocanoes Software has announced macOS High Sierra compatibility for Boot Runner 2, its OS selection manager for dual boot Macs.

It offers a customizable startup screen and remote boot control, ensuring Windows or other operating systems are available to receive critical security updates at the right time. Boot Runner 2.2 includes customization options to make the startup selection screen easy for users to choose the OS environment that they need.

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06:09
A new Research Report Claims that Apple has now...

A new research report published today states that to date "Google has been regarded as the leading force for the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology thanks to its AlphaGo AI computer program. While Google still holds the advantage in the cloud-AI sector, Apple appears to have outraced Google in the development of on-device AI products with the launch of its iPhone X and iPhone 8 devices.

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06:07
Apple TV listing appears on Amazon ahead of Prime...

The Apple TV is listed again on Amazon and whilst it isn’t in stock just yet, it does suggest that the Amazon Prime app for Apple TV is imminent.

Amazon pulled the Apple TV from its site as it won’t sell media players that don’t support Prime. Tim Cook announced back in June that Amazon would release an Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV later this year …

more…

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06:05
Apple’s High Sierra press release

Nice job highlighting the major features in macOS High Sierra. Don’t miss the section towards the bottom called “Additional app refinements”.

My favorite is the very last one:

Spotlight provides flight status information, including departure and arrival times, delays, gates, terminals and even a map of the flight path

Interesting.

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06:03
macOS's Keychain vulnerability reported earlier...




The Keychain password vulnerability affecting multiple versions of macOS -- including High Sierra -- was reported to Apple on Sept. 7, and will likely be patched by the company in the near future, according to the security researcher who first publicized the issue.

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06:00
OmniFocus 2.11 - GTD task manager with iOS companion...

OmniFocus helps you manage your tasks the way that you want, freeing you to focus your attention on the things that matter to you most.

Capturing tasks and ideas is always a keyboard shortcut away in OmniFocus 2. Clip data from Mail, Safari, Messages, or third-party apps. Bring up Quick Entry to file away an idea before it drifts away; it's always at your fingertips, waiting for more.

OmniFocus comes in two feature levels: Standard, available for $39.99; and Pro, available for $79.99.



Version 2.11:

Note: Now requires macOS 10.12 or later

  • Documentation - Updated OmniFocus Help
  • Newsletter - Added a link to sign up for the Omni Newsletter to the OmniFocus Help menu
  • About - Fixed a problem where the OmniFocus icon did not display in About OmniFocus on High Sierra
  • Crash - Fixed a crash displaying notes with certain types of attachments on High Sierra
  • Crash - Fixed...
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05:56
∞ Apple Park drone footage — Looks ready to move in

[VIDEO] This is gorgeous. For me, this footage (embedded in the main Loop post) tips the scales: Apple Park looks more like a finished product than a work in progress.

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05:56
Comment: Why the iPhone X appears to be power-hungry...

We noted earlier a Chinese regulatory filing that appears to confirm an earlier report that the iPhone X will come equipped with 3GB RAM. That same filing also contains another interesting number: the apparent battery capacity.

Serial leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer tweeted the image showing a battery capacity of 2716mAh – even higher than the 2691mAh battery found in the iPhone 8 Plus, with its far less power-efficient LCD screen …

more…

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05:52
Apple patent shows that you shouldn’t count Touch ID...

Apple’s new iPhone X, which goes on sale in October, will sport cutting-edge facial recognition technology dubbed “Face ID” KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that, if it’s a hit, we’ll see it replacing Touch ID on future iPhones and iPads. If it’s not a big hit, expect to see iOS devices sporting Face ID and Touch ID.

Don’t count Touch ID out just yet. Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,772,721) for “ultrasound-based force sensing and touch sensing” that hints at iPhones and iPads with Touch ID implemented under the screen itself rather than via a button.

In the patent filing, Apple notes that ,when interfacing with a graphical user interface (like iOS) or with an app, it can be advantageous for the user to be able to indicate an amount of force applied when manipulating, moving, pointing to, touching, or otherwise interacting with, a touch device. For example, it might be handy to be able to manipulate a screen element or other object in a first way...

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05:51
Every single iPhone, bar one

Nice image. Wish Rene had shot this on a less scratchy surface. Makes me uncomfortable just looking at it. But a great shot.

The missing iPhone? The iPhone X, understandably.

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05:48
BMW is set to offer a pad to wirelessly charge your...

The Verge:

According to BMW, the 9.4kWh battery in the 530e can be charged in about 3.5 hours at 3.2kW of power, or close to the level you’d get if you just plugged the car in with a cord.

A BMW North America spokesperson told The Verge in an email that the technology depicted in the video is still in the testing and evaluation phase for the US and Canada. It still needs UL approval, too.

In other countries, BMW plans to launch the wireless charging system early next year, but only on the 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid sedan.

I wonder if this technology will make its way through other car manufacturers and, eventually, be a standard feature in the garage of all new homes.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:41
Craig Federighi: APFS is coming to Fusion Drives

As macOS High Sierra became available yesterday, some folks (like me) were disappointed that the new Apple File System (APFS) wouldn’t be implemented on traditional hard drives or Fusion Drives (which is what my iMac has). But there’s good news.

Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, tells MacRumors that the APFS would be coming to Fusion drives in an upcoming High Sierra update. According to Apple, APFS features strong encryption, space sharing, snapshots, fast directory sizing, and improved file system fundamentals.

Fusion Drive is Apple’s name for its implementation of a hybrid drive. It combines a hard disk drive with a NAND flash storage (a solid-state drive of 24GB or more) and presents it as a single Core Storage managed logical volume with the space of...

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05:31
IHS Markit: the iPhone 8 Plus costs Apple $295 per...

Apple’s iPhone 8 Plus, equipped with 64GB of NAND flash memory, carries a bill of materials (BOM) cost that comes out to $288.08 higher than any previous versions of the company’s smartphones, according to a preliminary estimate from IHS Markit, which specializes in “critical information, analytics and solutions.”

After $7.36 in basic manufacturing costs are added, Apple’s total cost to make the iPhone 8 Plus rises to $295.44, $17.78 higher than that of the iPhone 7 Plus. IHS Markit also estimates that the iPhone 8 bill of materials is $247.51, or $9.57 higher than the iPhone 7 at the time of release. 

The unsubsidized price for a 64GB iPhone 8 starts at $699, which is $50 more than the starting price for the iPhone 7 at launch. The iPhone 8 Plus starts at $799, which is $30 higher than that of the iPhone 7 Plus at launch.

IHS Markit is in the process of performing an analysis of the iPhone 8, which will...

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05:23
Path Finder 7.6 - Powerful, award-winning Finder...

Path Finder makes you a master of file management. Take full control over your file system. Save your time: compare and synchronize folders, view hidden files, use Dual Pane and full keyboard navigation to browse your file system. Work how you want: extreme customization allows you to access most tools in many different ways to suit your workflow. Work seamlessly with other platforms: don't leave any hidden .DS_Store files on non-Mac volumes, delete files securely and completely with the powerful delete feature from any volume type, search any network volume.

Features

  • View and manipulate hidden files
  • Dual Pane View
  • Full keyboard navigation
  • Folder comparison and synchronization
  • Folder merging
  • Batch renaming
  • Powerful file filtering
  • One-click dual-pane copy
  • Bookmarks and Tab Presets
  • ACL editor
  • File tagging
  • Editable Path Navigator
  • Powerful...
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05:20
Thirty-three million Apple Watches sold so far

Apple has sold 33 million Apple Watches since the launch of the line over two years ago — and 15 million in the past year, according to estimates from Asymco’s Horace Dediu. The analyst says the unit sales in the past year add up to $4.9 billion in revenue.

Dediu thinks the Apple Watch story is just beginning and compares the device to the early iPhones. In a note to clients, he writes: “The Watch was born a timepiece but it is traversing through the early iPhone and pulling in a new direction all of its own.” 

Apple announced the Apple Watch Series 3 on Sept. 12. Some models have built-in cellular and allow users to stay connected, make calls, receive texts and more, even without an iPhone nearby. 

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05:20
Herald 8.0 - Notification plugin for Mail.app.

Note: Versions 2.1.3 (for OS X 10.7), 3.0.6 (for OS X 10.8), 4.0.8 (for OS X 10.9), 5.0.2 (for OS X 10.10), 6.0.3 (for OS X 10.11, and 7.0.3 (for OS X 10.12) are no longer supported by the developer.

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

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05:13
Apple’s Late 2017 Collection: A Roundup of Reviews

Not sure which of the new Apple devices — the iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple TV 4K — are worth buying? Josh Centers has found the best reviews from the media outlets that were lucky enough to get pre-release products from Apple.

 

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05:07
Major macOS (incl. High Sierra) Keychain password...

A macOS vulnerability discovered by security researcher Patrick Wardle allows any app – signed or unsigned – to extract plain text passwords from Keychain. Wardle demonstrated the exploit with a proof of concept app, seen in the video below.

The vulnerability is a huge one, because Keychain data is secured by 256-bit AES encryption, which should make it virtually uncrackable – and because the bug affects all versions of macOS, including High Sierra …

more…

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05:02
Apple TV 4K teardown demonstrates new cooling system...




A disassembly of the new Apple TV 4K shows not only the improved processor in the device, but a completely redesigned cooling solution complete with "serious thermal venting" plus a fan.

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05:00
Apple releases macOS 10.13 High Sierra update

Apple on Monday released macOS 10.13 High Sierra, its latest operating system for Macs.

The update, which is available via the Software Update function in the Mac App Store, weighs in as a 4.89 gigabyte download and is compatible on the following Macs:

2009 and Later
– iMac (Late 2009)
– MacBook (Late 2009)

2010 and Later
– MacBook Air (Late 2010)
– MacBook Pro (Mid 2010)
– Mac mini (Mid 2010)
– Mac Pro (Mid 2010)

High Sierra includes a slew of under-the-hood and outward-facing changes, including the Apple File System (APFS), which is safe, secure, and optimized for modern storage systems such as solid state drives. It features native encryption, safe document saves, stable snapshots, and crash protection, plus it brings performance improvements.

APFS is available for all Macs with solid state storage, but it is not available for Fusion drives or standard hard drives.

macOS High Sierra introduces...

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04:56
iOS 11 Brings New Document Manager to iWorks

Apple has updated its iOS iWork suite to use iOS 11’s newly expanded file management capabilities. We look at how it all works.

 

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04:52
IHS publishes their Financial Teardown of Apple...

The new Apple iPhone 8 Plus, equipped with 64 gigabytes (GB) of NAND flash memory, carries a bill of materials (BOM) cost that comes out to US$288.08 higher than any previous versions of the company’s smartphones, according to a preliminary estimate from IHS

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04:44
Gartner: ‘deep learning’ will provide best-in-class...

Deep learning, a variation of machine learning (ML), represents the major driver toward artificial intelligence (AI). As deep learning delivers superior data fusion capabilities over other ML approaches, Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com) predicts that, by 2019, deep learning will be a critical driver for best-in-class performance for demand, fraud and failure predictions. 

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04:41
Financial institutions make progress applying smart...

A new study by Accenture (www.accenture.com), a global professional services company, finds that, while large financial institutions have made progress applying smart technologies like cloud, biometrics, and big data analytics to their risk management functions, two-thirds (66%) of executives say skills deficiencies are impeding the effectiveness of the function as these technologies evolve.

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04:36
Apple TV 4K teardown shows off internal fan and new...

The new Apple TV packs a lot more power than the previous generation, featuring an A10X Fusion chip to power 4K video playback and rich 3D App Store games.

iFixit have got their hands on one of the new pucks and their teardown shows how Apple managed to achieve this substantial increase in performance: a large internal fan and eight vents to disperse heat …

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04:36
Apple TV 4K Teardown Reveals 3GB of RAM and Larger...

iFixit has shared an Apple TV 4K teardown, providing a closer look at the device's internal design and components.

We already know the Apple TV 4K is equipped with Apple's 64-bit A10X Fusion chip, and now the teardown confirms the device has a total of 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM supplied by SK Hynix. That's up from 2GB RAM in the previous Apple TV.

1GB + 2GB of LPDDR4 RAM outlined in yellow for a total of 3GB of RAM

The new power supply is rated for 12V at 1.083A, a modest increase over the 12V at 0.917A power supply in the previous Apple TV.

According to the teardown, Apple merged the new fan with the heat sink/EMI shield assembly from the fourth-generation Apple TV to create a larger thermal assembly for cooling and ventilation.

iFixit said the bottom of the unit has been redesigned with a total of eight exhaust ports and a new, replaceable fan driven by a Nidec...

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04:30
Craig Federighi confirms that Apple will add Apple...

This is a bit of good news, even if it lacks a specific date as to when it will be implemented.

Following up on news that the first version of macOS High Sierra limited the Apple File System to Macs featuring all-flash built-in storage and excluded iMacs and Mac mini machines that feature Fusion Drives, Apple engineering chief Craig Federighi has confirmed APFS will indeed be coming to Fusion Drives in a later update.

Federighi stated that “Yes, we plan to add support in a future update,” in a response to a user question about the feature.

Apple’s Fusion Drives, which are available as a storage option on assorted iMacs and Mac mini desktops, combine a hard drive with flash storage to provide the speed of an SSD with the affordability of a standard hard drive. Frequently accessed files are stored using flash storage, while less frequently used files are moved to the hard drive.

The first macOS High Sierra beta released in June featured Apple File...

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04:30
The Jam Symphony is a solid wireless speaker, though...

The Jam Symphony is a Wi-Fi only (at least when it comes to wireless) speaker. There’s nothing wrong with that — except for one flaw: you’ll have to make sure that your iPhone is connected to 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, not 5GHz, to use the Jam WiFi app. 

That’s a bit tricky if you have a dual-band router. Plus, 5GHz connections are usually faster connections than 2.4GHz. Still, you’ll have to use the app as it connects the speaker to your Wi-Fi network and streams music from your mobile device or streaming service to the speaker itself.

The app can also connect to several streaming services:  Spotify, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Tidal, or Napster, but not, alas, Apple Music.

That 2.4GHZ/5GHz aggravation aside (though it’s something to keep in mind) the $149.99 Jam Symphony is budget-friendly considering its size and power. The Jam Symphony isn’t for true audiophiles, but its audio...

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04:27
Vienna 3.1.16 :891d05ea: - RSS and Atom newsreader.

Vienna is a freeware and Open-Source RSS/Atom newsreader with article storage and management via a SQLite database, written in Objective-C and Cocoa, for the OS X operating system. It provides features comparable to commercial newsreaders, but both it and the source code are free and available for download.

Features

  • Subscribe to Atom/RSS news feeds and podcasts
  • Simple and intuitive user interface with customisable toolbar
  • Built-in tabbed browser
  • Global search of all retrieved articles
  • Automatic detection of newsfeeds on Web pages
  • Smart folders for organising related feed articles
  • Custom article display styles
  • Three separate reading layouts
  • Blogging integration
  • Support for downloading enclosures in articles
  • Filter the displayed articles
  • Manual reordering of the subscription list
  • Full AppleScript support
  • Localised into several...
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04:25
Asymco estimates Apple Watch sales at 33M total,...

Asymco’s Horace Dediu has estimated that Apple Watch sales since launch total 33M, generating $12B in revenue. Of those numbers, he reckons 15M were sold in the past 12 months, with sales in this period totalling $4.9B.

While analysts are never shy of issuing estimates, Dediu does have a good basis for arguing that his numbers are solid – and for his prediction that there’s much more to come …

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04:19
Graphic Inspector now supports macOS High Sierra:...

Zevrix Solutions has announced Graphic Inspector 2.4, a compatibility update to company's quality control solution for images and Adobe Illustrator files.

Graphic Inspector can locate documents with specific resolution, color, spot channels, fonts and other attributes. The app can check both images and vector files. With the new version Graphic Inspector is upgraded to 64-bit architecture and introduces support for the upcoming macOS High Sierra.

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04:16
OmniOutliner Essentials 5.1.2 - Organize your ideas...

OmniOutliner Essentials (was OmniOutliner) is a flexible program for creating, collecting, and organizing information. Give your creativity a kick start by using an application that's actually designed to help you think. It's like having an extra brain - one that doesn't keep losing the car keys.

You can use OmniOutliner's document structure to create hierarchies of main headings and subpoints that can be expanded and collapsed, which are immensely useful when it comes to brainstorming new ideas, drilling out specifics, and lining up steps needed to get everything done. But you aren't limited to outlines - you've got multiple columns, smart checkboxes, customizable popup lists, and an Über-innovative styles system at your disposal.

Use OmniOutliner to draft to-do lists, create agendas, manage tasks, track expenses, take notes, plan events, write screenplays...and just about anything else you can think of.



Version 5.1.2:

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04:15
OmniOutliner Pro 5.1.2 - Pro version of the popular...

OmniOutliner Pro is a flexible program for creating, collecting, and organizing information. Give your creativity a kick start by using an application that's actually designed to help you think. It's like having an extra brain - one that doesn't keep losing the car keys.

You can use OmniOutliner's document structure to create hierarchies of main headings and subpoints that can be expanded and collapsed, which are immensely useful when it comes to brainstorming new ideas, drilling out specifics, and lining up steps needed to get everything done. But you aren't limited to outlines - you've got multiple columns, smart checkboxes, customizable popup lists, and an über-innovative styles system at your disposal.

OmniOutliner Professional includes in-depth outlining features like folded editing, clipping service support, audio recording, a new sections drawer, and saved templates. With OmniOutliner Professional, you can actively hide and display the...

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04:11
OmniPlan Pro 3.7.3 - Professional-grade project...

With OmniPlan Pro, you can create logical, manageable project plans with Gantt charts, schedules, summaries, milestones, and critical paths. Break down the tasks needed to make your project a success, optimize resources, and streamline budgets. It's project management made painless.

How to get your project done on time and under budget:

  • Translate strategy into tactics everyone can understand
  • Create summaries of work broken into lists of activities
  • Distribute workloads fairly and efficiently
  • Manage costs as you go

OmniPlan Pro adds the following features to OmniPlan's robust management abilities:

  • Publish and subscribe
  • Change tracking
  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • AppleScript support
  • Earned-value analysis
  • Multi-project dashboard
  • Beautiful reports
  • Microsoft Project support
  • Auto-effort estimation



Version 3...

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04:07
OmniPlan 3.7.3 - Robust project management software.

With OmniPlan, you can create logical, manageable project plans with Gantt charts, schedules, summaries, milestones, and critical paths. Break down the tasks needed to make your project a success, optimize resources, and streamline budgets. It's project management made painless.

How to get your project done on time and under budget:

  • Translate strategy into tactics everyone can understand
  • Create summaries of work broken into lists of activities
  • Distribute workloads fairly and efficiently
  • Manage costs as you go

Plan, monitor, and control it all with software designed to make your job easier, not harder.



Version 3.7.3:

  • About - Restored missing app icon in the About panel
  • Calendar View - Fixed a High Sierra compatibility issue that could cause only Monday to be displayed in Calendar View



  • OS X 10.11 or later

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04:00
Adobe Creative Cloud 4.3.0.256 - Access Adobe apps...

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

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

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

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04:00
How to prepare your Apple Watch for resale

Buying a new Apple Watch Series 3 and plan to sell your older Apple smartwatch? Here’s how to prepare it for selling.

  • Open the “Settings” app on the Apple Watch and go to “General.”
  • Scroll down and choose “Reset”
  • Tap on “Erase All Content and Settings”
  • Enter the passcode for the Apple Watch
  • Scroll down and confirm you wish to reset the Apple Watch and erase all data from the device
  • Once you confirm the reset, a spinning wait indicator will appear on the screen for quite some time, eventually followed by an  Apple logo with an indicator around that.

You may also need to unpaid your watch from your iPhone. To do so:

  • Keep your Apple Watch and iPhone close together as you unpair them.
  • Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
  • Go to the My Watch tab and tap your watch at the top of the screen. 
  • Tap the “i" next to the watch that you want to unpair. 
  • Tap Unpair Apple...
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03:34
Apple Wins a Patent for 3D Touch which was...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 36 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's patent titled "Ultrasound-based force sensing and touch sensing." Patently Apple first covered this as a patent application back in February 2016. The patent was filed in 2015, the very year that Apple introduced 3D Touch with iPhone 6S.

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Sept. 26, 2017

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

iOS Apps/Updates

LastThink has introduced In & Out Online Radio 1.0. It’s a free, Internet streaming player that can be customized. Users can listen to the most popular music, talk Shows and news on their iOS devices.

Wobbleworks has launched Backyard Apollo 1.0.1. It’s a $1.99 augmented reality app that allow users to simulate the launch of a NASA Saturn V rocket from the series of Apollo missions to the moon.

macOS Apps/Updates

Zevrix Solutions has announced Graphic Inspector 2.4, a compatibility update to...

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02:58
iPhone X Comes With 2,716mAh Battery and 3GB of RAM

Previously unconfirmed details about the internal specifications of Apple's iPhone X appear to have been revealed on China's official communications certification board, including the device's system memory, CPU clock speed, and battery capacity.

First spotted this morning by mobile leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer, the filing with the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology's Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center (TENAA) lists the iPhone X as having a 2,715mAh battery. For reference, the iPhone 8 is believed to have a 1,821mAh capacity battery.

The step up in battery capacity is probably a direct result of the iPhone X's OLED screen, a display technology that despite usually requiring less energy than an equivalent LCD panel, probably draws more overall power because of its 5.8-inch...

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02:32
Apple was Granted 36 Patents Today Covering a...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 36 granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we focus on Apple granted patent for a next-gen smart home feature. The invention is focused on a flexible room control unit that will reside in a home ceiling. The device uses a TrueDepth type of camera that could scan a human hand approaching a segment of a wall in the home to control lighting and other features in the room (air conditioning, music etc). Once the hand is close enough to the wall, the ceiling projector beams ...

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02:18
Apple patent for ultrasonic force sensor could lead...




Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for an ultrasound-based force and touch sensor that could lead to a thinner, less obstructive 3D Touch mechanism, a structure which was reportedly a barrier to below-screen Touch ID integration in iPhone X.

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00:45
Apple's iPhone X to boast 2,716mAh battery, 3GB...




A filing with the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology's Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center (TENAA) appears to show specifications for Apple's iPhone X, notably a capacious 2,715 milliamp-hour battery that will power an A11 Bionic chip clocked at 2.4GHz.

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Monday September 25

23:06
Watch: Final Cut Pro X still waiting for H.265 HEVC...




Apple's newly released macOS 10.13 High Sierra operating system supports H.265 video playback, but users looking to cut HEVC video from iPhone 8 on Final Cut Pro X will have to wait for an update.

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22:03
Apple's Safari applies differential privacy to...




Alongside a new Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature designed to protect user privacy, Apple's latest Safari web browser incorporates differential privacy technology to collect user data in a bid to identify troublesome websites.

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20:59
Apple High Sierra 10.13 - The latest OS from Apple.

macOS High Sierra introduces new core technologies that improve the most important functions of your Mac. From rearchitecting how it stores your data to improving the efficiency of video streaming to unleashing the full power of your graphics processor, it’s all central to today’s Mac experience.

  • Apple File System. Your data is under new management. Your documents. Your photos. Your mail. Your apps. To your Mac, everything you care about is data. And a file system is what organizes all that data into files and folders you can access with a click. Our current file system was designed in the early days of Mac, and it has performed beautifully ever since. But today’s flash‑based Mac systems open up new possibilities for innovation, so it’s time to lay a new foundation. With macOS High Sierra, we’re introducing the Apple File System to every Mac with all‑flash internal storage, with an advanced architecture that brings a new level of...
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20:59
ScreenFlow 7.1 - Create screen recordings.

ScreenFlow is powerful, easy-to-use screencasting software for the Mac. With ScreenFlow you can record the contents of your entire monitor while also capturing your video camera, microphone and your computer audio. The easy-to-use editing interface lets you creatively edit your video, and add additional images, text, music and transitions for a truly professional-looking video. The finished result is a QuickTime or Windows Media movie, ready for publishing to your Web site or blog or directly to YouTube or Vimeo. Use ScreenFlow to create high-quality software demos, tutorials, app previews, training, presentations and more.



Version 7.1:

Improved

  • Updated canvas to show color change when using the color picker
  • Crash when a login item is invalid
  • Allow ScreenFlow to export H.265/HEVC files with macOS 10.13 implementation of HEVC

Fixed

  • Unable to tab through Audio Mix input boxes after...
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20:59
Airmail 3.5 - Powerful, minimal email client.

Airmail is an mail client with fast performance and intuitive interaction. Support for iCloud, MS Exchange, Gmail, Google Apps, IMAP, POP3, Yahoo!, AOL, Outlook.com, Live.com.

Airmail was designed from the ground to retain the same experience with a single or multiple accounts and provide a quick, modern and easy-to-use user experience. Airmail is clean and allows you to get to your emails without interruption -- it's the mail client for the 21st century.

We have taken usability and function to the next level with Airmail and bring a striking-design with support for all major email services. Switch between accounts like a breeze and quick reply to incoming messages within seconds -- email has never been so easy and productive.



Version 3.5:

  • High Sierra Compatibility
  • New Spotlight Search
  • Search Improvements
  • Minor fixes



  • OS X 10.10 or later

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20:59
CleanMyMac 3.9.0 - $39.95

CleanMyMac makes space for the things you love. Sporting a range of ingenious new features, CleanMyMac lets you safely and intelligently scan and clean your entire system, delete large, unused files, reduce the size of your iPhoto library, uninstall unneeded apps or fix the ones that started to work improperly, manage all your extensions from one place and do much more - all from one newly designed and beautifully simple interface.



Version 3.9.0:

  • Improved: CleanMyMac 3 fully supports Apple File System (APFS) and shows the actual file size on disk.
  • Improved: Support of new Photos and iTunes.
  • Improved: Enhanced animation works smoothly.
  • Fixed: All known crashes and exceptions related to High Sierra.



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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20:59
Numi 3.17.2 - Menu-bar calculator supports text...

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

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



Version 3.17.2:

  • Added support for macOS 10.13 High Sierra



  • OS X 10.11 or later



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20:59
OmniGraffle 7.4.3 - Create diagrams, flow charts,...

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



Version 7.4.3:

  • Printing: Fixed a crash that would sometimes occur when opening the Print Dialog on High Sierra.
  • Automation Documentation: Fixed a bug that prevented the links in the Automation API documentation from working.
  • Fill Inspector: Fixed a bug that caused the application to hang when detaching the Fill Inspector from the sidebar.



  • OS X 10.11 or later



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20:59
ExpanDrive 6.1.0 - Access cloud storage just like a...

ExpanDrive builds cloud storage in every application, acts just like a USB drive plugged into your Mac. With ExpanDrive, you can securely access any remote file server directly from the Finder or even the terminal. ExpanDrive supports:

  • SFTP/FTP/FTPS
  • Amazon S3
  • Dropbox
  • WebDAV
  • Rackspace Cloud Files
  • Openstack Swift
  • Dreamhost DreamObjects
  • Google Drive
  • OneDrive
  • Box.com
  • Copy.com
  • HP Helion
  • hubiC



Version 6.1.0:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.9 or later.

Note: Version 5.x to version 6.x is a paid upgrade. Upgrade pricing can be viewed here.

New

  • Support for macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • Offline Mode
  • Multi-threaded transfer engine that is up to 500% faster
  • Support for Google...
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20:59
VueScan 9.5.86 - Scanner software with advanced...

VueScan is a scanning program that works with most high-quality flatbed and film scanners to produce scans that have excellent color fidelity and color balance. VueScan is easy to use, and has advanced features for restoring faded colors, batch scanning and other features used by professional photographers.

Why should you use VueScan?

  • Easy to use - just run VueScan, press Preview, adjust the cropping, then press Scan.
  • Accurate colors - uses ICC profiles and IT8 calibration.
  • Powerful - dozens of advanced options.
  • Faster workflow - can edit one image while the next image is being scanned (most scanner software won't let you work with one image while another is being scanned).
  • Simple to install - installing VueScan changes nothing on your system, installs nothing in your operating system and all other scanner software will continue to function.

The list of supported scanners is...

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20:59
Cocktail 11.0 - General maintenance and optimization...

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

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



Version 11.0:

Note: Now requires macOS 10.13 or later

  • Added macOS 10.13 High Sierra compatibility
  • Updated Automator actions
  • Updated Help files
  • Other improvements and enhancements



  • macOS 10.13 or later

...

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20:59
OmniGraffle Pro 7.4.3 - Create diagrams, flow charts...

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

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



Version 7.4.3:

  • Printing: Fixed a crash that would sometimes occur when opening the Print Dialog on High Sierra.
  • Automation...
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20:59
macOS Server 5.4 - Quickly and easily turn a Mac...

macOS Server, designed for macOS and iOS devices, makes it easy to share files, schedule meetings, synchronize contacts, develop software, host your own website, publish wikis, configure Mac, iPhone, and iPad devices, remotely access your network, and more.

macOS Server is an application you can add to macOS right from the Mac App Store. Anyone can quickly and easily turn a Mac into a server that’s perfect for home offices, businesses, schools, developers, and hobbyists alike.



Version 5.4:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.13 or later.

Server App :

  • Caching Server, Time Machine Server, and File Sharing advanced options are now built directly into macOS
  • Caching Server now supports a tiered architecture
  • Xcode Server has been integrated into Xcode
  • Support for APFS volumes

Profile Manager :

  • Support for new restrictions, payloads, and management commands...
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20:59
LaunchBar 6.9.1 - Powerful file/URL/email launcher...

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

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

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



Version 6.9.1:

  • Emoji indexing
  • Recent Documents browsing



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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20:59
Little Snitch 4.0.3 - Alerts you about outgoing...

Little Snitch gives you control over your private outgoing data.

Track background activity

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

Control your network

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



Version 4.0.3:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.11 or later.

Note: Version 4 is a paid upgrade from previous versions.

Network Monitor

  • Added preferences option for showing data rates either in Bytes/s or Bits/s
  • ...
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20:59
Yojimbo 4.1 - Data information organizer.

Yojimbo empowers Mac users to manage, effortlessly and securely, the onslaught of information encountered every day at work and at home, even across multiple computers. Yojimbo stores different data types: text notes, passwords, Web bookmarks, product serial numbers, PDFs, and Web archives.

Data input into Yojimbo follows familiar Mac user interface gestures such as copy-and-paste, drag-and-drop, a Quick Input Panel, or PDF Services from the Print menu. Searching and retrieval are instantaneous, using either Yojimbo's built-in search, or the Spotlight search system in OS X.

Note: Yojimbo 4.0 is a free upgrade for those that purchased Yojimbo 3.x after June 14, 2013.



Version 4.1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.11.6 or later

New

  • Yojimbo's internals have been rewritten to use a new sync...
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20:54
Twitter tries to explain why Trump's posts aren...

So if Twitter's rules ban "violent threats," then surely a tweet indicating that a country "won't be around much longer" from a user with the ability to make that happen would be deletion-worthy, right? As the company was forced to explain today, not...

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19:17
Researchers can use the size of your heart to unlock...

Most biometric security has one inconvenience: you have to take an active step to sign in, whether it's putting your finger on a pad or staring at sensors. Wouldn't it be nice if simply being near your device was enough? It might happen. Researche...

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19:07
Apple spends an estimated $247.51 on iPhone 8 parts...




Apple CEO Tim Cook has repeatedly dismissed bill of material estimates as incorrect, but that's not stopping research firm IHS Markit to share its latest findings with industry analysts. This year, the firm estimates Apple spends $247.51 on the components that comprise one 4.7-inch iPhone 8 with 64GB of storage.

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19:04
New glass enclosure, A11 Bionic chip, and flash...

With the introduction of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, Apple slightly raised the price of each device. Now, new research from IHS Markit published by Bloomberg offers a bit more insight as to what drove Apple’s price hike…

more…

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18:49
What's on TV: 'Forza 7,' 'FIFA...

This week we have too many premieres and finales to mention them all as the fall TV season gets into full swing, but we will highlight the return of Curb Your Enthusiasm on HBO, and the series premiere of Marvel's Inhumans (despite its tepid reviews...

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18:39
Have you noticed a significant change in battery...

Apple last week officially released iOS 11 to the public and since then, we’ve been receiving a bevy of questions from readers about battery life. The majority say they’ve seen battery life fall since upgrading to Apple’s latest operating system, but we’re curious: have you noticed a change in battery life since upgrading to the final release of iOS 11?

more…

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18:35
macOS Server 5.4 - Quickly and easily turn a Mac...

macOS Server, designed for macOS and iOS devices, makes it easy to share files, schedule meetings, synchronize contacts, develop software, host your own website, publish wikis, configure Mac, iPhone, and iPad devices, remotely access your network, and more.

macOS Server is an application you can add to macOS right from the Mac App Store. Anyone can quickly and easily turn a Mac into a server that’s perfect for home offices, businesses, schools, developers, and hobbyists alike.



Version 5.4:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.13 or later.

Server App :

  • Caching Server, Time Machine Server, and File Sharing advanced options are now built directly into macOS
  • Caching Server now supports a tiered architecture
  • Xcode Server has been integrated into Xcode
  • Support for APFS volumes

Profile Manager :

  • Support for new restrictions, payloads, and management commands...
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18:16
iPhone 8 Component Costs Estimated to Start at $247....

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are more expensive for Apple to manufacture than the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, according to component cost estimates research firm IHS Markit shared today with Bloomberg.

An entry-level iPhone 8 with 64GB of storage costs Apple an estimated $247.51 in raw materials, an increase of almost $10 compared to the $237.94 it cost Apple to make last year's 32GB iPhone 7.

The 64GB iPhone 8 Plus costs an estimated $288.08, up from $270.88 for the iPhone 7 Plus.

Image from iFixit's recent iPhone 8 teardown

To compensate for the increased cost, Apple charges $699 for the 64GB iPhone 8 in the United States, up from the $649 starting price it...

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18:02
British Airways pushes planes with remote-controlled...

From renewable fuels to eco-friendly airplane tugs -- British Airways is interested in decreasing its ecological footprint. The airline has just announced the roll out of five new Molotok remote-controlled electric vehicles that can push back aircraf...

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17:57
Apple switches from Bing to Google for Siri web...

I don’t know if average users even notice what service is providing them with search results. Where I can, I’ve switched to DuckDuckGo for my searches.

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17:48
Apple's Craig Federighi Confirms APFS Coming to...

The initial version of macOS High Sierra released this morning limits the new Apple File System (APFS) to Macs that have all-flash built-in storage, excluding iMacs and Mac mini machines that feature Fusion Drives.

Apple announced the limitation last week in a support document that said the initial release would not allow Fusion Drives to be converted to APFS, implying future support, and now Apple software engineering chief Craig Federighi has confirmed APFS will indeed be coming to Fusion Drives in a later update.

Federighi shared the info in an email sent to MacRumors reader Michiel, who asked if APFS would be added later.

"Yes, we plan to add support in a future update," replied Federighi.

Fusion Drives, available as a storage option for Apple's iMac and Mac mini...

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16:53
Australia will establish its own space agency

Australia is very much a participant in the space industry with about 11,500 people working in the field. However, it has never had its own space agency -- and that may put it at a disadvantage next to the US, Canada and other countries that have co...

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16:47
Snapchat’s latest augmented reality feature lets you...

Snapchat’s focus on augmented reality is continuing with its latest iOS app update. The company today announced a new feature called “Sky Filters” that uses augmented reality to paint the sky in your photo a totally different color…

more…

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16:29
Russia-linked Facebook ads sought to exploit US...

There's been a lot of fuss over a Russian group buying Facebook ads in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, to the point where it's handing the ads to Congress as it investigates the scope of Russia's influence campaign. But what's in those...

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16:13
Watch: Everything you need to know about Apple'...




Apple on Monday released its latest and greatest Mac operating system, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, to users around the world. Check out what's new in this video.

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16:01
Tesla Model 3’s touchscreen control panel detailed...

Shortly after Tesla rolled its first eagerly-anticipated Model 3 off the assembly line back in July, we got a ride in the car and were impressed. But we were skeptical of the decision to forgo a traditional dashboard cluster and cram all the instrume...

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15:38
AWT News Update: September 25, 2017

It's High Sierra Day, and we have a bit of info for owners of one particular model of Mac Pro. Everything else for today deals with other Apple products: iPhones, iPad Pros, the Apple TV 4K, and more!

  • Netflix has added HDR support for iOS on the iPhone 8, iPhone X and 2017 iPad Pros
  • Warning! All-glass iPhones like the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and upcoming iPhone X can and do break, so get a case for your phone and purchase AppleCare+
  • Have a 2012 - 2013 Mac Pro "cheese grater"? It gets a firmware update when you upgrade the device to macOS High Sierra
  • Amazon has drastically lowered prices on 4K movie titles

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

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15:37
Verizon gives up on its Android Wear watch after 4...

Did you rush out to buy Verizon's Wear24 smartwatch? No? You're far from alone, apparently. Verizon has quietly discontinued the Android Wear 2.0 device a little over 4 months after its mid-May debut. The carrier isn't explaining the decision oth...

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15:31
Apple updates iMovie for Mac with HEVC support




Following the release of maOS 10.13 High Sierra on Monday, Apple has updated its consumer level video editing tool, iMovie, with support for High Efficiency Video Encoding, a tentpole video feature introduced alongside the company's latest hardware and software releases.

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15:20
Ivanka Trump used personal email for government...

It seems Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner isn't the only one in the family to use private email accounts for government business. A freedom of information act (FOIA) request by nonprofit watchdog group American Oversight has revealed that Ivan...

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15:15
iMovie for macOS upgraded with supported for the...

iMovie for macOS has ben updated, adding support for importing video in the HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) format made possible by macOS High Sierra. 

It also improves compatibility when sharing to YouTube. iMovie 10.1.7 is available at the Mac App Store. 

Support for the industry-standard HEVC (H.265) enables video streaming and playback of 4K video files up to 40% smaller than with the current H.264 standar. With HEVC, Apple is enabling high-quality video streaming on networks where only HD streaming was previously possible, while hardware acceleration on the new iMac and MacBook Pro deliver fast and power-efficient HEVC encoding and editing.

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15:13
iMovie 10.1.7 for Mac adds HEVC support

iMovie for macOS has ben updated, adding support for importing video in the HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) format made possible by macOS High Sierra.

It also improves compatibility when sharing to YouTube. iMovie 10.1.7 is available at the Mac App Store.

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15:06
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 25...

Notable software releases this week include Moneydance 2017.5, Microsoft Office 2016 15.38, Quicken 4.6.4, Apple Configurator 2.5, GraphicConverter 10.5, Carbon Copy Cloner 5.0.2, Typinator 7.3, 1Password 6.8.2, Default Folder X 5.1.6, Airfoil 5.6.3, and Pages 6.3, Numbers 4.3, and Keynote 7.3 for Mac.

 

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15:06
ExtraBITS for 25 September 2017

In ExtraBITS this week, Apple’s upcoming AirPower charging mat won’t work with older Apple Watches, Apple increased the App Store’s cellular download limit, the length of iTunes movie rentals has doubled, and we recommend the story of how a journalist tracked down a tech support scammer.

 

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15:00
Report: Security hole in macOS Keychain puts...

Apple released macOS High Sierra on Monday, so it should be a nice way to spotlight the Mac this week after last week’s iOS 11 and iPhone 8 releases. But a report by a security researcher at Synack puts a bit of a damper on the High Sierra release.

Editor's note: This article was updated at 3:37 p.m. Pacific with a statement from Apple.

Patrick Wardle, Synack’s head of research, posted a video on Monday that shows how code he wrote can be used to get passwords from macOS’s Keychain. Keychain is the password manger built into macOS, and it usually requires a master password to access it. But Wardle’s code was able to access Keychain and collect passwords. The video below is a demonstration posted by Wardle.

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14:35
Apple's iPhone 8 supports EVS for high-quality...




Gone largely unnoticed in the aftermath of Apple's iPhone unveiling, the new iPhone 8 lineup now supports the enhanced voice services (EVS) codec, promising higher quality calls over LTE networks that support the feature.

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14:35
Glass-Bodied iPhone 8 Shatters Repeatedly in Drop...

According to Apple, the glass used for its new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 devices is the most durable glass ever used in a smartphone, but that hasn't helped the device resist shattering in a series of drop tests.

SquareTrade, a company that provides extended warranties for electronic devices, conducted drop tests on the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and, for comparative purposes, the Galaxy Note 8, which also has a glass body.

Both of the iPhone 8 models and the Galaxy Note 8 shattered on all sides in every single drop test, including front and back drops at a distance of six feet, a 22-foot shot drop test, and a tumble test. Each test was conducted using the same equipment.

Ultimately, Square Trade gave the iPhone 8 a breakability score of 67, the iPhone 8 Plus a breakability score of 74, and the Galaxy Note 8 a breakability score of 80. At 67 and 74, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are at "medium risk" of breakage from a drop, while the Galaxy Note 8 is at "high risk." The...

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14:35
Best Buy has discounted the 10.5-inch iPad Pro (64GB...

Apple recently raised the price of some iPad Pro models, but this week you can find others dropping in cost—at least a little. Right now, Best Buy is selling the 64GB 10.5-inch iPad Pro for $550. That's $100 off the standard price, and it's real savings since the 64GB iPad was not part of Apple's recent price hike.

This is the 2017 model of the Wi-Fi only iPad Pro that features an A10X Fusion chip, 4GB RAM, and of course a 10.5-inch Retina display. Apple claims the new CPU is 30 percent faster than the previous generation of iPads, and it does come close. In our GeekBench 4 benchmark, the new iPad Pro was 28 percent faster than the older 9.7-inch model.

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14:32
Stream ‘Powerpuff Girls’ on Cartoon Network's...

If you're looking to dig deep into newer animated shows on your Roku, you're in luck. The Emmy-winning Cartoon Network app — already available on Apple TV, iOS, Android, Amazon Fire TV and via Chromecast — is now available for your Roku s...

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14:18
Apple shares what third-party chargers work with...

A new Apple support document lays out what to look for in third-party hardware to make use of the new fast charging feature for iPhone 8 and iPhone X.

more…

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14:14
Apple's macOS High Sierra that will elevate...

It's finally arrived! Apple has released macOS High Sierra, the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, as a free download update. With macOS High Sierra, Mac users gain powerful new core storage, video and graphics technologies. A new file system ensures more efficient and reliable storage, and support for High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) brings stunning 4K video at lower file sizes.

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14:13
iMovie for Mac updated with HEVC support for macOS...

Hot on the heels of Apple releasing macOS High Sierra to the public earlier today, the company has updated iMovie with several enhancements. The update brings the video editing app to version 10.1.7.

more…

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14:11
'Platoons' of autonomous Freightliner...

Most of the self-driving truck attention has revolved around Tesla's much-teased reveal of its EV big rig next month and all the auto companies rushing to introduce their own electric models. But there's another autonomous truck-related race to devel...

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14:00
Lyft offers drivers 24/7 access to support services

Today, Lyft announced a few new features for its driver support app that are meant to make the process of getting help simpler and easier to navigate. First, the Lyft Driver app will now include a button that will allow drivers to quickly connect wit...

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13:48
Pinterest's Lens tech powers Target's...

Pinterest gave us all access to its Lens tool last March. In May, the company added some new foodie options, including a way to find recipes based on photos of your meal. It's basically a reverse image search that helps you shop for stuff you see on...

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13:41
iPhone Users Complain of App Slowdowns and...

Following the release of a new version of iOS, there are typically complaints about battery problems, issues with apps, and minor bugs, and the launch of iOS 11 has proven to be no exception.

On reddit, numerous users who have installed iOS 11 claim to be experiencing much slower app performance, app crashes, and other similar issues. The initial reddit post calls launching apps "an absolute chore," a sentiment echoed by dozens of additional comments.

Ever since I upgraded, launching apps is an absolute chore. Safari, Reddit, ESPN, Yahoo, texts, etc all have a terrible time opening. They either crash back to home, freeze and require closing the app or take well over a minute to load. I never had a single issue with my 7+ before last night and now suddenly it's like this phone is stuck in quicksand. I've never had to hard reset this phone before but I've had...

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13:37
The best (and worst) new iPhone 8/Plus features [...

The iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus are officially on sale, and we were able to score both new smartphones early last Friday morning (read Jordan’s full review).

This launch felt a little different from past iPhone launches, simply because the highly-anticipated iPhone X looms large on the horizon. I’ve asked lots of people, and many of them have stated that they are waiting for Apple’s OLED-enabled, diminished-bezel flagship model.

But just because the iPhone X is coming later this year doesn’t automatically mean that you should ignore the iPhone 8. Apple’s brand new flagship smartphone shares a lot of the same design characteristics as the iPhone 6, 6s, and 7, but it also shares some of the same technical power that’s found inside the iPhone X. In this hands-on video unboxing and walkthrough, we consider some of the...

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13:33
Google Home adds reminders to its voice-control...

You can already use Google Home to order from Walmart, watch CBS All Access on your TV and hear daily news updates from former-VP Joe Biden. Now, Google has just updated Home with the ability to set reminders with your voice. The company confirmed to...

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13:20
macOS High Sierra vulnerability may let unsigned...




Apple's macOS High Sierra contains a vulnerability that lets apps discover Keychain passwords in plaintext, though it requires victims to intentionally override built-in security, a researcher noted on Monday.

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13:18
Apple looking for sports editor to curate TV app’s...

When Apple unveiled the new 4K Apple TV earlier this month alongside iPhone 8, iPhone X and Apple Watch Series 3, it also mentioned a new live sports feature arriving with tvOS 11. Now the company is searching for a sports editor to help lead content curation for the feature:

more…

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13:16
iOS 11 adoption almost hits 25% after first week of...

iOS 11 has been available to the public for just about a week and mixpanel is tracking the adoption of Apple’s latest mobile OS. So far, users aren’t jumping on iOS 11 as quickly as they did iOS 10 last year, but adoption this fall is still relatively strong.

more…

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13:16
In-flight Netflix will be available on more airlines...

Netflix's in-flight streaming is available through a few carriers around the world, but it's far from a staple of air travel. More often than not, technological limitations will force you to download that new show before you leave home. It could be...

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13:15
Apple Collecting Browsing Data in Safari Using...

With the release of macOS High Sierra, Apple is now collecting data from the Safari browser using differential privacy technology, reports TechCrunch. Apple is aiming to gain information about browsing habits to help identify problematic websites that use excessive power or too much memory.This form of data collection is the first of its kind for Safari, aimed at identifying sites that use excessive power and crash the browser by monopolizing too much memory. Apple is also documenting the popularity of these problematic domains, in order to prioritize which sites it addresses first.Apple first announced its adoption of differential privacy in 2016 alongside the debut of iOS 10. Differential privacy is a technique that allows Apple to collect user...

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13:14
About the security content of macOS Server 5.4

This document describes the security content of macOS Server 5.4.

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13:01
Apple drops Bing for Google on Siri and macOS...

Apple has ditched Bing in favor of Google for results when searching the internet with Siri on iOS or Spotlight on macOS. It will finish rolling out this afternoon, according to TechCrunch, a switchover that was likely timed to sync with today's rele...

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12:53
Apple updates the iBooks Author app to version 2.6

Apple has has updated its iBooks Author app to version 2.6. It’s available for free at the Mac App Store for macOS 10.11 or higher.

iBooks is a free ebook app that allows you to read publications purchased at the iBook Store. iBooks Author lets you create iBooks textbooks (as well as other types of books) for the iPad and Mac. Version 2.6 allows you to:

  • Add images and videos from the Photos app using the Media Browser or drag and drop.
  • Adds support for wide color gamut images.
  • Offers performance and stability improvements.
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12:53
Apple updates iBooks Author with wide color gamut...




Apple on Monday issued an update to iBooks Author, its tool for building interactive e-books viewable on Mac and iOS devices -- its first such update since 2016.

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12:47
macOS 10.13 High Sierra Now Available: When Should...

Apple has released macOS High Sierra as promised, so you can now download and install it. But when should you do that? Adam Engst urges caution, either by making sure you have a good backup first or by delaying your upgrade.

 

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12:25
macOS High Sierra includes support for H.265 video,...




The iPhone 8 shoots H.265 4K video, and macOS High Sierra can view it, but editors who rely on Final Cut Pro X cannot yet utilize the codec until Apple issues a highly anticipated update.

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12:22
Apple Releases macOS High Sierra; Ex-NSA Hacker...

Apple today released the newest version of its operating system for Macs, macOS High Sierra, to the public. macOS High Sierra is a free download, and offers a range of new features and improvements including the new Apple File System, and support for High Efficiency Video Encoding (HEVC) for better compression without loss of quality, and HEIF for smaller photo sizes. Zack Whittaker, reporting for ZDNet: Patrick Wardle, a former NSA hacker who now serves as chief security researcher at -- Synack, posted a video of the hack -- a password exfiltration exploit -- in action. Passwords are stored in the Mac's Keychain, which typically requires a master login password to access the vault. But Wardle has shown that the vulnerability allows an attacker to grab and steal every password in plain-text using an unsigned app downloaded from the internet, without needing that password.

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12:21
Amazon slashes 4K video prices in apparent reaction...




Amazon has dramatically reduced the costs of 4K movies on Amazon Video, undercutting prices at Apple's iTunes for streaming on the Apple TV 4K.

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12:01
CleanMyMac 3.9.0 - $39.95

CleanMyMac makes space for the things you love. Sporting a range of ingenious new features, CleanMyMac lets you safely and intelligently scan and clean your entire system, delete large, unused files, reduce the size of your iPhoto library, uninstall unneeded apps or fix the ones that started to work improperly, manage all your extensions from one place and do much more - all from one newly designed and beautifully simple interface.



Version 3.9.0:

  • Improved: CleanMyMac 3 fully supports Apple File System (APFS) and shows the actual file size on disk.
  • Improved: Support of new Photos and iTunes.
  • Improved: Enhanced animation works smoothly.
  • Fixed: All known crashes and exceptions related to High Sierra.



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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11:36
iBooks Author for Mac updated with wide color gamut...

Apple’s iBooks Author app has been updated for the first time since last year following the release of macOS High Sierra. The new version introduces an improvement to working with photos and videos as well as wide color gamut support.

more…

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11:32
macOS High Sierra Vulnerability Allegedly Allows...

macOS High Sierra, released to the public today, could be impacted by a major security flaw that could allow a hacker to steal the usernames and passwords of accounts stored in Keychain.

As it turns out, unsigned apps on macOS High Sierra (and potentially earlier versions of macOS) can allegedly access the Keychain info and display plaintext usernames and passwords without a user's master password.

Security researcher and ex-NSA analyst Patrick Wardle tweeted about the vulnerability early this morning and shared a video of the exploit in action.

on High Sierra (unsigned) apps can programmatically dump & exfil keychain (w/ your plaintext passwords)🍎🙈😭 vid: https://t.co/36M2TcLUAn...

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11:26
Inside High Sierra: Safari's Javascript engine...




While marquee features like APFS have stolen most of the spotlight, Apple has implemented significant improvements to Safari with the goal of making a user's time with it easier, and less annoying.

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11:07
Review: Alpine iLX-107 delivers the future of...

Apple introduced Wireless CarPlay support two years ago with iOS 9, and this year the untethered version of Apple’s infotainment feature is starting to hit the market. Just as wired CarPlay is becoming standard in nearly all new cars, BMW has become the only auto maker to support Wireless CarPlay standard in new models.

But what if you’re not shopping for a new BMW? That’s where Alpine can help with the new iLX-107 receiver (from $695, reg. $900) that adds Wireless CarPlay to the car you already drive for under $1000.

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11:03
Apple Watch Series 3 teardown finds a bigger battery...

Enlarge (credit: iFixit)

After breaking apart Apple’s new iPhone 8 last week, popular gadget repair site iFixit released a teardown of the LTE-enabled Apple Watch Series 3 on Monday.

Given that the just-released wearable looks a great deal like its predecessor—big red dot aside—it shouldn’t be surprising to hear that it doesn’t have many major changes on the inside. There’s a new suite of RF chips presumably in place to handle LTE connectivity and a “slightly modified” charging coil to support Qi wireless chargers. But for the most part, the Series 3 is laid out similarly to...

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11:00
Apple Replaces Bing With Google as Search Engine For...

Apple is ditching Bing and will now use Google to power the default search engine for Siri, Search within iOS (iOS search bar), and Spotlight on Mac. From a report: TechCrunch reported Monday that Apple users will now see search results powered by Google, instead of Bing, when using those tools. For example, when an iPhone user asks Siri a question that needs a search engine result, the voice assistant will now pull from Google, not Bing. Apple will still use Bing for image search queries using Siri or Spotlight on Mac, TechCrunch reported. Apple said the move was done for consistency; its Safari browser uses Google as the default search engine. In a statement, the company told TechCrunch that "we have strong relationships with Google and Microsoft and remain committed to delivering the best user experience possible." Google is reportedly paying Apple $3 billion this year to remain as the default search engine on iPhones and iPads.

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10:47
macOS High Sierra available as a free upgrade

Apple has announced macOS High Sierra, the latest release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, is now available as a free update at the Mac App Store.

With macOS High Sierra, Mac users gain new core storage, video and graphics technologies. A new file system — which, alas, doesn’t yet work with Fusion Drives — ensures more efficient and reliable storage, and support for High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) brings 4K video at lower file sizes.

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10:46
Sony's Foolish Failure to Learn From Microsoft...


Microsoft has learned a lot of very hard lessons over the last couple of decades, and it continues to surprise and annoy me that other firms seem to have the suicidal tendency to learn the same lessons the hard way. My view is that it is far better and cheaper to avoid the mistakes of others, but firms like Apple, Google and, most recently, Sony seem to want to cherry-pick past Microsoft disasters and experience them first hand. The latest issue has to do with interoperability and millennials.

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10:40
Winclone: Backup your Boot Camp partition [Sponsor]

Thanks to Twocanoes Software for sponsoring The Loop this week. If you are upgrading to High Sierra and have a Boot Camp partition, check out Winclone 6. Winclone 6 is the ideal Mac App for backing up your Boot Camp partition. You spent a ton of time getting your Windows setup just right, and Winclone makes sure that you can always get back to that same setup. Winclone creates a exact clone of your Boot Camp partition, including all Windows system files, applications, and data. If you have a failed update, bad drive, or ransomware attack in Windows, you just restore your Winclone backup and you are back up and running.

Get 50% off Winclone 6 with code WCLOOPHS through Sept 30th.

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10:37
Apple High Sierra 10.13 - The latest OS from Apple.

macOS High Sierra introduces new core technologies that improve the most important functions of your Mac. From rearchitecting how it stores your data to improving the efficiency of video streaming to unleashing the full power of your graphics processor, it’s all central to today’s Mac experience.

  • Apple File System. Your data is under new management. Your documents. Your photos. Your mail. Your apps. To your Mac, everything you care about is data. And a file system is what organizes all that data into files and folders you can access with a click. Our current file system was designed in the early days of Mac, and it has performed beautifully ever since. But today’s flash‑based Mac systems open up new possibilities for innovation, so it’s time to lay a new foundation. With macOS High Sierra, we’re introducing the Apple File System to every Mac with all‑flash internal storage, with an advanced architecture that brings a new level of...
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10:28
OmniGraffle Pro 7.4.3 - Create diagrams, flow charts...

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

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



Version 7.4.3:

  • Printing: Fixed a crash that would sometimes occur when opening the Print Dialog on High Sierra.
  • Automation...
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10:27
About the security content of iTunes 12.7 for Windows

This document describes the security content of iTunes 12.7 for Windows.

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10:25
Google and Levi’s ‘Commuter Trucker Jacket with...

Karissa Bell, writing for Mashable:

After more than two years of testing, Jacquard, the company’s
project to embed technology into clothes, is ready to launch.
The Levi’s Commuter Trucker Jacket with Jacquard by Google
(yes, that’s actually what it’s called), is now on sale in
select stores.

And while it’s easy to roll your eyes at the idea of a $350 jacket
that comes with its own app, Jacquard is more than a gimmick.
After a few days of wearing Levi’s Jacquard jacket, I’m more
convinced than ever that the future of wearable tech lies not in
tiny screens on our wrists, but in the stuff we’re already
wearing. […]

Which gets at one of the other appeals of reinventing wearables as
actual clothes
: convenience. One of my...

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10:24
OmniGraffle 7.4.3 - Create diagrams, flow charts,...

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



Version 7.4.3:

  • Printing: Fixed a crash that would sometimes occur when opening the Print Dialog on High Sierra.
  • Automation Documentation: Fixed a bug that prevented the links in the Automation API documentation from working.
  • Fill Inspector: Fixed a bug that caused the application to hang when detaching the Fill Inspector from the sidebar.



  • OS X 10.11 or later



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10:16
∞ Greatest trick plays in Football history

There are some good plays in here.

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10:15
About the security content of iCloud for Windows 7.0

This document describes the security content of iCloud for Windows 7.0.

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10:11
About the security content of macOS High Sierra 10.13

This document describes the security content of macOS High Sierra 10.13.

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10:06
macOS 10.13 “High Sierra” now available

Mac users who are feeling brave can now upgrade to macOS 10.13 “High Sierra”, as the upgrade has just become available on the Mac App Store. Note that it may take a few hours for High Sierra to be visible on the Mac App Store depending on where you are located. 

Many readers have told us that they’re going to wait a few weeks or months before upgrading from Sierra due to concerns about the implementation of APFS on different Macs (SSD-equipped MacBooks vs. Fusion Drive iMacs, for example) and the dearth of “must-have” new features in High Sierra. 

Having used High Sierra on a MacBook Pro for almost a month, I can say that it’s stable, fast, and very familiar to anyone who has used Sierra. As long as you have followed our instructions on preparing for the High Sierra upgrade, you should have little or no problems installing the upgrade and recovering from issues if things don’t go...

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10:05
Apple tops Interbrand’s 2017 Best Global Brands list

Interbrand has named Apple, Google, and Microsoft as the three most valuable brands in its 2017 Best Global Brands ranking, with technology as the dominant sector.

For five consecutive years, Apple and Google hold the top positions. Apple’s brand value grew by 3% to $184,154 million, as Google’s brand value grew by 6% to $141,703 million. Microsoft jumps into #3, as one of sixteen brands with double-digit percent growth. Following Coca-Cola at #4, sits Amazon, Samsung, Toyota, and Facebook, which breaks into the Top 10 for the first-time at #8. Mercedes-Benz, and IBM round out the Top 10.

Interbrand’s 18th annual report “analyzes how brands grow in a changing world, showing that using technology at scale to deliver intimate human experiences, will help drive economic growth value.” The Top 100 brands have a combined total value of $1,871,730 million, an increase of 4.2% from 2016. For the complete Top 100 ranking and the report with comprehensive analysis of growth,...

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10:05
Apple's Siri to Switch from Bing to Google for...

Apple's Siri to Switch from Bing to Google for Searches

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10:05
Bada Bing! Apple dumps Microsoft for Google in Siri...

Siri can finally Google itself. In a change that’s surprising only because it took this long, Apple has announced it will be switching from Bing to Google results when handling Siri and Spotlight web queries.

Now, when you ask Siri to search the web for something or it doesn’t know the exact answer to what you’re asking, your results will be from Google, not Bing. The change won’t affect the majority of what Siri can do, just where it sends you when it doesn’t know the answer to something. Curiously, image searches will still default to Bing and video search results will now come directly from YouTube, according to TechCrunch.

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10:00
Apple switching from Bing to Google for Siri, Search...

Apple is switching the default provider of its web searches from Siri, iOS Search and macOS Spotlight from Bing to Google, reports TechCrunch.

“Switching to Google as the web search provider for Siri, Search within iOS and Spotlight on Mac will allow these services to have a consistent web search experience with the default in Safari,” Apple said in a statement. “We have strong relationships with Google and Microsoft and remain committed to delivering the best user experience possible.”

Last month Bernstein analyst A.M. Sacconaghi Jr. told clients that Google will pay Apple $3 billion this year to remain the default search engine on iPhones and iPads. Google paid Apple $1 billion for the privilege in 2014. The Google licensing payments are mostly profit for Apple. Bernstein estimates the payments could...

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10:00
macOS High Sierra 10.13 (17A365) Now Available

macOS High Sierra 10.13 (17A365) Now Available

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10:00
macOS High Sierra 10.13 (17A365) Now Available

macOS High Sierra 10.13 (17A365) Now Available

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09:58
Apple releases macOS 10.13 High Sierra with APFS,...




High Sierra has arrived for all users, and brings the Apple File System to the Mac for the first time, while introducing support for a variety of other standards such as HEVC video, HEIF image encoding, and Apple's Metal 2 graphics platform supporting technology like external GPUs.

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09:58
Apple Releases macOS High Sierra With Apple File...

Apple today released the newest version of its operating system for Macs, macOS High Sierra, to the public. macOS High Sierra is a free download that's available today for everyone who has a compatible Mac.

macOS High Sierra can be downloaded directly from the Mac App Store or through the Software Update function in the Mac App Store. Some users are seeing an error that prevents installation, so the update may still be propagating. macOS High Sierra is compatible with all Macs able to run Sierra, with a full list below:

2009 and Later

- iMac (Late 2009)

- MacBook (Late 2009)

2010 and Later

- MacBook Air (Late 2010)

- MacBook Pro (Mid 2010)

- Mac mini (Mid 2010)

- Mac Pro (Mid 2010)

macOS High Sierra is designed to improve on the previous macOS Sierra operating...

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09:57
Redesigned iPhone SE imagined with an iPhone X-like...

What if the iPhone SE was updated with specs on par with the new iPhone X? That’s what this concept from Curved.de imagines, with some renderings that show what a 4-inch OLED iPhone might look like with an edge-to-edge display while otherwise mostly retaining the device’s current design.

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09:57
macOS High Sierra now available to download,...

Apple has just released this year’s major update to its desktop operating system, macOS High Sierra. This rounds out the big Apple software releases for 2017 after iOS 11, tvOS 11 and watchOS 4 launched last week.

High Sierra includes the brand new Apple File System for Macs with SSDs, significant updates to the Photos app’s interface and editing tools, Safari 11, iCloud file sharing, various under-the-hood architecture improvements and more. Read on for a walkthrough of what’s new in macOS 10.13 …

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09:50
Analyst: pre-orders for the iPhone X may top 50...

In a note to clients as noted by AppleInsider — KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes pre-orders for the iPhone X could pass 50 million units, noting that the high end smartphone is the first complete form factor revamp since 2016 and could prompt a “super cycle” of upgrades.

He expects Apple to ramp up iPhone X output in late October,  but doesn’t think demand will match supply until next year. iPhone X pre-orders start Friday, Oct. 27; the first units are supposed to be available on Friday, Nov. 3. 

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09:48
Rumor: 2018 iPhone line-up could include a model...

The Korea Herald reports that Apple’s 2018 lineup of iPhones could (and “could’ is probably the operative word here), include a larger LCD model measuring over sixinches with the panel coming from Japan Display.

The new device joins the previously rumored 5.8-inch and 6.46-inch OLED models with panels supplied by Samsung. The Korea Herald says Apple likely won’t switch to all OLED panels until 2019, which is when LG should have the production capacity to help minimize Apple’s dependence on Samsung. 

OLED is made up of many tiny LEDs, each emitting their own light and colors. They don’t require an “always on” backlight, as each LED can be on or off as needed, and emitting the right kind of light needed to create the images you’re seeing. Supporters of the technology praise its high contrast/deep blacks and potential thickness and power consumption advantages. ...

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09:45
Giveaway: Enter to win an unlocked iPhone 8 in Space...




AppleInsider has partnered with Speck this week to offer readers the chance to win a special iPhone 8 package. One lucky winner will receive an unlocked 64GB iPhone 8 in Space Gray complete with a Presidio Ultra case from Speck to keep the new device safe and secure. Total combined value exceeds $750.

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09:40
iOS 11 Is Causing Massive Battery Drain Problems

Mark Wilson writes: A study conducted by security research firm Wandera shows that iOS 11 is causing iPhone and iPad batteries to drain faster than ever -- much faster. The difference between iOS 10 and iOS 11 is anything but minor; batteries can drain in half the amount of time following the upgrade. Wandera's report shows how, on average, an iPhone or iPad running iOS 10 takes 240 minutes of usage to drain the battery from 100 percent to zero. With iOS 11 installed, this number plummets to just 96 minutes -- over twice as fast. Users have also complained about the issue.


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09:39
Apple switches from Bing to Google as default search...




Apple is switching from Microsoft's Bing to Google as the default Web search provider for Siri, iOS Search, and Spotlight on the Mac, the company announced on Monday.

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09:29
9to5Toys Lunch Break: iPad Pro $100 off, UE Roll 2...

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

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09:28
Apple shifts Siri and Spotlight search from...

It looks like Siri and Google are friends again and Bing is in the rear view mirror. In a major shift, Apple is changing its search results provider for Siri and Spotlight on iOS and macOS from Microsoft’s Bing to the vastly more popular Google.

TechCrunch says the change has started to roll out today (it’s also live for me) and should be in effect for all users by the end of the day. For users, this means Siri and Spotlight will now provide the same search results as Safari by default (and in a lot of cases show better search results).

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09:25
Apple Drops Bing Search Engine Results for Siri and...

Starting today, Apple search results from Siri and Spotlight on Mac and iOS will be provided by Google rather than Microsoft's Bing. Apple announced the news in a statement that was given to TechCrunch this morning, claiming consistency across iOS and Mac devices is the reason behind the switch.

"Switching to Google as the web search provider for Siri, Search within iOS and Spotlight on Mac will allow these services to have a consistent web search experience with the default in Safari," reads an Apple statement sent this morning. "We have strong relationships with Google and Microsoft and remain committed to delivering the best user experience possible."Prior to this morning, all results from a search conducted on Spotlight using Finder on Mac or the swipe down search bar on iOS were Bing search results, as was all search...

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09:22
MLB At Bat to get Apple ARKit enhancements for 2018...




Major League Baseball is in the middle of testing ARKit features for its At Bat iOS app, which will offer people live statistics as they watch a game from the stands.

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09:15
How Major League Baseball is using Apple’s ARKit to...

I’m of two minds about this. The information junkie in me loves the idea but, as far as a baseball purist as I may or may not be, I’d like to just sit and watch the game. Not to mention how distracting this would be for fans around you.

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09:12
Rogue Amoeba celebrating 15th anniversary, having a...

Rogue Amoeba is a company with an odd name and a wonderful purpose -- providing award-winning audio tools. The company turns 15 on September 15th, and it's celebrating with a big sale on everything in the product line.

How much of a sale? To start off with, Rogue Amoeba is taking 15 percent off of every app. Then they're adding a "savings boost" that can vary from 1.33X to 4X, basically meaning that you'll actually get to save 20 to 60 percent on the products. 

To get started you just need to point your browser at the sale page, where you can "scratch off" a virtual ticket for your savings boost percentage (unsurprisingly, mine came in at 1.33X -- which is still worth $9.80 off on Audio Hijack or a whopping $19.80 off of Loopback.

The sale only lasts through September 30, so if you're going to take advantage of the savings on one of...

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08:47
Deals: Apple Watch Series 2 as low as $289 ($80-$120...




Kicking off the last week in September, Apple authorized resellers are rolling out discounts on remaining Apple Watch 2 devices with savings of $80 to $120 off. Apple's Mid 2017 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is also $150 off, while the Late 2016 high-end 15" MacBook Pro is $2,099 with no tax outside NY and NJ.

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08:37
Late September Apple Park drone video shows the true...

With the unveiling of the Steve Jobs Theater two weeks ago, you'd think that all of the hoopla surrounding the new Apple campus is over with. Well, there's still work in progress, and the latest 4K drone video by Matthew Roberts shows many of the aspects of Apple Park in beautiful detail:

Highlighted in the video are the "spaceship" building, the visitor center / Apple Store, the aforementioned Steve Jobs Theater, the employee wellness center, and the continued planting of fruit trees and native grasses around the facility. Can you imagine what this place will look like in a year or two after the plantings have had an opportunity to flourish?

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08:19
VueScan 9.5.86 - Scanner software with advanced...

VueScan is a scanning program that works with most high-quality flatbed and film scanners to produce scans that have excellent color fidelity and color balance. VueScan is easy to use, and has advanced features for restoring faded colors, batch scanning and other features used by professional photographers.

Why should you use VueScan?

  • Easy to use - just run VueScan, press Preview, adjust the cropping, then press Scan.
  • Accurate colors - uses ICC profiles and IT8 calibration.
  • Powerful - dozens of advanced options.
  • Faster workflow - can edit one image while the next image is being scanned (most scanner software won't let you work with one image while another is being scanned).
  • Simple to install - installing VueScan changes nothing on your system, installs nothing in your operating system and all other scanner software will continue to function.

The list of supported scanners is...

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08:18
Fitbit’s $300 ‘Ionic’ Apple Watch competitor...

Last month Fitbit unveiled its $300 Ionic smart watch based on its acquisition of Pebble, and today the company has announced the ship date for its Apple Watch competitor. Fitbit Ionic will hit stores on October 1 in plenty of time for the holidays (and just a few days before Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3). Fitbit has already been taking pre-orders for its new smart watch on its website and promises orders will ship within one week.

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08:17
ExpanDrive 6.1.0 - Access cloud storage just like a...

ExpanDrive builds cloud storage in every application, acts just like a USB drive plugged into your Mac. With ExpanDrive, you can securely access any remote file server directly from the Finder or even the terminal. ExpanDrive supports:

  • SFTP/FTP/FTPS
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Note: Version 5.x to version 6.x is a paid upgrade. Upgrade pricing can be viewed here.

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08:15
The Visual History of Type author Paul McNeil...

Type is one of those things most of us know little about but instantly know whether we like it or not. If there’s a design nerd in your family, this book looks like it would make a lovely present.

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08:11
Latest Apple Park drone video shows construction...




Sunset drone footage of Apple Park in Cupertino shows that construction is still very much ongoing at the new headquarters, even after this month's public debut of the Steve Jobs Theater.

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08:06
Apple is counting on this star exec to reboot its...

There is probably no more important executive at Apple outside of the “Core Four”. China is and will continue to be Apple’s most challenging market.

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07:46
Apple taking cautious approach with iPhone X...




With preorders for the iPhone X not set to start for over a month, Apple is said to be employing a conservative approach with production of its flagship handset, as suppliers are reportedly turning out parts at a pace slower than anticipated.

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07:42
Korean report claims Apple plans 6-inch-plus LCD...

The OLED iPhone X has been described by Apple as the future of the phone, but a Korean report claims that Apple isn’t yet done with launching all-new LCD models.

It claims that next year’s line-up will include a brand new screen size. That might not be surprising if it were suggesting a new OLED model, but this one is said to have an LCD screen …

more…

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07:36
tvOS 11: The TidBITS Review ⭐⭐⭐

tvOS 11 will disappoint you if you’re wanting more from your Apple TV, but on the flip side, all the changes are positive.

 

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

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07:32
TrueDepth Camera System is Primary Reason for Slow...

Following a report claiming Apple's suppliers are shipping only about 40 percent of the components originally planned for initial production of the iPhone X, a new report suggests the TrueDepth camera is the primary bottleneck.

The word comes from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who said the facial recognition system is "far more complex" than those on competing devices, which is making it challenging for Apple to achieve mass production.

An excerpt from Kuo's research note obtained by MacRumors:TrueDepth camera may be main production bottleneck of iPhone X ramp. The 3D sensing (TrueDepth camera) on iPhone X is composed of a structured-light system, time-of-flight system and a front-facing camera, which represents a far more complex structure than those of rivals. It will therefore be harder to achieve mass production. While we project iPhone X will see...

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07:30
Yojimbo 4.1 - Data information organizer.

Yojimbo empowers Mac users to manage, effortlessly and securely, the onslaught of information encountered every day at work and at home, even across multiple computers. Yojimbo stores different data types: text notes, passwords, Web bookmarks, product serial numbers, PDFs, and Web archives.

Data input into Yojimbo follows familiar Mac user interface gestures such as copy-and-paste, drag-and-drop, a Quick Input Panel, or PDF Services from the Print menu. Searching and retrieval are instantaneous, using either Yojimbo's built-in search, or the Spotlight search system in OS X.

Note: Yojimbo 4.0 is a free upgrade for those that purchased Yojimbo 3.x after June 14, 2013.



Version 4.1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.11.6 or later

New

  • Yojimbo's internals have been rewritten to use a new sync...
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07:20
iPhone X preorders could top 50 million, but...




The premium-priced iPhone X is on track to be a colossal success for Apple, but whether or not the company can overcome production issues to satisfy consumer demand remains a major question mark ahead of its November launch.

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07:19
Apple Submits New Apple Store Design for Stockholm...

Last week Patently Apple presented a photo of Apple's Michigan Avenue store near to opening on the Chicago river and today we learn that Apple has revised their store plans for a new store in Stockholm that has a water fountain view as noted in our cover graphic.

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07:15
∞ Silicon Valley reacting to Apple’s iPhone X

[VIDEO] The video (embedded in the main Loop post) is pure snark, cut together by Funny or Die.

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07:10
Apple rumored to launch jumbo-sized 6.46-inch iPhone...




Reports from South Korea suggest that Apple has ruled out a 5.2-inch OLED phone in 2018, and is examining two sizes of OLED screens with one very similar to the iPhone X, plus a large-format LED model.

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07:09
Insight into the Apple Watch Series 3 signal meter

Jeff Butts, MacObserver, sharing info he got from Andrew Woodward, who has his new Apple Watch in hand:

When Mr. Woodward activated his Apple Watch Series 3 LTE and received a text message confirmation, he thought he’d see the green dots on the Watch face. He didn’t, so began the technical support process. After speaking to both his cellular provider and Apple, the thought was that the eSIM was still waiting to be provisioned.

It wasn’t, but Mr. Woodward didn’t realize it until later on in the day. He walked away from his iPhone, beyond Bluetooth and Wi-Fi range. Suddenly the green dots appeared.

Those green dots are the sign that your Apple Watch is flying solo, using its data plan and, likely, using more battery to support the LTE radio.

As you’d expect, the Apple Watch uses the iPhone’s radio whenever possible, saving battery life.

The linked article also walks through the Apple Watch Control Panel interface (swipe up from the bottom of the...

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07:04
Super Mario Run speeds toward massive update, price...

It’s been just about a year since Nintendo announced it would finally be bringing its beloved Mario franchise to smartphones, and it’s not letting Super Mario Run’s first birthday pass by without a celebration. On Friday, a new version of Super Mario Run will be available for free to all users, and Nintendo says it will be the game’s “biggest update ever.”

It’s so big, in fact, Nintendo can’t wait to show it to us. In a tweet from Nintendo UK, the company teased “a new world, new mode, new playable character, and more” in the free update. Additionally, the new iOS 11 App Store...

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07:02
iPhone X Production Supposedly Going Much Slower...

Apple has instructed some of its suppliers to slow down delivery of iPhone X components, according to Taiwanese website DigiTimes.

The report, citing unnamed sources from within Apple's supply chain, claims the suppliers are now shipping only about 40 percent of the components originally planned for the initial production of the iPhone X.

Apple is allegedly waiting to see how many iPhone X pre-orders it receives, and monitoring how well the already-released iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus sell, before fully ramping up production overseas.

However, the report mentions some suppliers still need to step up production to meet the 40 percent requirement due to low yield rates at their production lines, which is the more likely reason for the slowdown.

Essentially, since some suppliers are manufacturing iPhone X parts more slowly than others, Apple could be capping shipments from all...

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