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Tuesday July 25

13:40
Trump Says Apple's Tim Cook Has Promised Him He...

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Apple CEO Tim Cook has committed to build three big manufacturing plants in the U.S., a surprising statement that would help fulfill his administration's economic goal of reviving American manufacturing. From a report: Apple CEO Tim Cook called Trump to share that the iPhone-maker would do more manufacturing domestically, Trump told WSJ. "I spoke to [Mr. Cook], he's promised me three big plants -- big, big, big," Trump was quoted as saying. Apple has already said that it would start a $1 billion fund to promote advanced manufacturing jobs in the United States. With its wide network of developers, Apple has already created two million jobs in the United States, according to Cook.


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13:37
Trump claims Tim Cook has pledged Apple will build...

Last week we reported that Apple’s spending on lobbying has risen to record highs since Trump took office. Now there is news that President Trump’s lobbying of his own – to get Apple to bring manufacturing stateside – has been successful…at least according to Trump.

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13:34
Three Big, Big, Big U.S. Apple Plants are on the...

It's being reported by the Wall Street Journal that President Donald Trump told them that Apple is moving forward with three big U.S. factories in an interview published today.

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13:25
Microsoft Releases Long-Awaited Security Tool, Sets...


Microsoft has released its long-awaited cloud-based bug detection tool, previously code-named "Project Springfield." The Windows version became generally available, and a new Linux version became available as a preview last week. The tool, Microsoft Security Risk Detection, uses artificial intelligence to hunt down security vulnerabilities in software that is about to be released. Microsoft Security Risk Detection will help developers do fuzz testing, said David Molnar, the Microsoft researcher in charge of the group that developed the tool.

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13:17
Apple will bring 3 manufacturing plants to US,...




Apple is apparently planning to build three manufacturing facilities in the U.S., President Donald Trump has announced, though such facilities are most likely to be through a partnership with Foxconn or some other assembly company.

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13:05
Video: Take a closer look at Apple's new iPad...




Apple's iPad will become more powerful and capable than ever with this fall's launch of iOS 11, particularly with new multitasking features that make it easier than ever to run multiple apps at once. AppleInsider offers a closer look on how it all works.

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13:04
Apple Plans to Build Three 'Big' Factories...

Apple is planning to build three "big, big, big" manufacturing plants in the United States, Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly told U.S. President Donald Trump. The news was shared by Trump in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.

Apple CEO Tim Cook at the Executive Tech Summit at Trump Tower in December of 2016

Cook is said to have promised to build "three big plants, beautiful plants," but little additional information is available. What those plants will manufacture is unclear, as is their potential location."I spoke to [Mr. Cook], he's promised me three big plants--big, big, big," Mr. Trump said as part of a discussion about business-tax reform and business investment. "I said you know, Tim, unless you start building your...

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12:50
Google Chrome for macOS adds Touch Bar support in...

Version 60 of Google Chrome is rolling out now to macOS with the long awaited Touch Bar support. This release also adds support for a number of developer-focused features, including the Payment Request API and an updated Credential Management API.

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12:03
Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S8 China sales volume...




New sales channel and use data from mainland China suggest that Apple is slipping in the market, dropping off one firm's top list -- but has good company during its decline, with Samsung and Meizu falling as well.

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11:49
DiskCatalogMaker 7.1.3 - Catalog your disks.

DiskCatalogMaker is a simple disk management tool which catalogs disks.

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



Version 7.1.3:

  • Fixed compatibility issues with macOS 10.12.6



  • OS X 10.7 or later



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11:33
The Late Steve Jobs said that Adobe Flash wasn'...

Adobe Systems Flash, a once-ubiquitous technology used to power most of the media content found online, will be retired at the end of 2020. In 2010, the late Steve Jobs wrote an open letter about Flash ...

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11:18
Latest Apple Music ad uses motorcycles, patriotism...




Apple's latest promotional video for Apple Music -- now online -- takes a different tack from some other recent spots by featuring country singer Brantley Gilbert.

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11:13
Upcoming USB 3.2 Specification Will Double Data...

The USB 3.0 Promoter Group, comprising Apple, HP, Intel, Microsoft, and other companies, today introduced an upcoming USB 3.2 specification, which will eventually replace the existing USB 3.1 specification upon release.

An incremental update, USB 3.2 is designed to define multi-lane operation for USB 3.2 hosts and devices. USB Type-C cables already support multi-lane operation, and with USB 3.2, hosts and devices can be created as multi-lane solutions, allowing for either two lanes of 5Gb/s or two lanes of 10Gb/s operation.

With support for two lanes of 10Gb/s transfer speeds, performance is essentially doubled over existing USB-C cables.

As an example, the USB Promoter Group says a USB 3.2 host connected to a USB 3.2 storage device will be capable of 2GB/sec data transfer performance over a USB-C cable certified for USB SuperSpeed 10Gb/s USB 3.1, while also remaining backwards compatible...

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10:48
Together 3.8.7 - Store and organize all of your...

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

Together Features

  • Smart storage. With simple drag-and-drop functionality, Together lets you gather up images, text, bookmarks, and files for safekeeping. With built-in note-taking capabilities and easy inter-app file transfers, take control of cluttered, disorganized groups of files and restore them to a state of order and manageability.
  • Previewing and editing. Together can edit and preview a wide range of filetypes, and seamlessly incorporates QuickView for everything else. File editing is always a double-click away, and your changes are automatically synchronized.
  • Organization, optimized. If you are tired of dealing with scatterbrained systems of files and folders, Together's refreshing, iTunes-like interface will help you breathe easy...
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10:44
Apple releases new public betas of macOS, iOS, tvOS

Apple has released the third public betas of macOS 10.13 High Sierra, iOS 11 and tvOS 11. The finished versions are due this fall.

The public betas are available on Apple's Beta Software Program website. Just remember that beta software, so proceed with care.

Apple does public betas in order to increase the size of the pool of testers. The tech giant recommends keeping back-ups of your files before installing a public beta.

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10:42
Microsoft Reverses Decision to kill their '...

Back in 2014 Microsoft fans made it clear that Windows 8 was a bloody disaster. That disaster hurt Microsoft badly with fans refusing to upgrade to the new OS and more importantly, holding back hardware updates because of it. Flash Forward to yesterday and Microsoft almost shot themselves in the head again.

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10:41
Yale launches ‘Assure Lock SL’ Key Free Touchscreen...

Yale Locks & Hardware is launching its latest smart lock product today with one of its most streamlined designs yet and support for Apple’s HomeKit, Z-Wave, ZigBee and Amazon Alexa platforms. It will also enable HomeKit support on six of its existing smart locks through a new module launching this month.

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10:22
Microsoft Adds AI to HoloLens Silicon


The next version of Microsoft's HoloLens may be better at navigating reality than the current version of the mixed-reality headset, thanks to a new coprocessor the company announced Sunday. The second version of HoloLens' custom multiprocessor -- called a "holographic processing unit," or HPU -- will incorporate artificial intelligence technology, Harry Shum, executive vice president of the Artificial Intelligence and Research Group, said at the annual CVPR computer vision event. The new HPU will enable HoloLens to do the kind of deep learning processing that typically is done only in the cloud.

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10:15
Apple manufacturer Quanta seen riding high on '...




Regular Apple supplier Quanta Computer is likely to enjoy strong revenues in the second half of 2017, in part because of the third-generation Apple Watch, reports reaffirmed on Tuesday.

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10:11
Kanex releases the GoPlay Sidekick wireless game...

Kanex has released the $59.95 GoPlay Sidekick, a pocket-sized wireless game controller for the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. Certified by Apple, this portable controller works with almost any controller-supported game on the Apple App Store. 

The rechargeable battery provides 20 hours of gameplay and uses Bluetooth 4.0 to connect to your device. The patent pending, innovative clamshell case protects your controller and serves as a stand to prop up your device and experience console-like gameplay wherever you go.

With a layout inspired by traditional console controllers, Kanex GoPlay offers a more refined level of control than your touchscreen, according to Andrew Truong of Kanex. Featuring pressure-sensitive buttons, dual analog joysticks, trigger buttons and a D-pad, you'll enjoy precision control for your favorite mobile games, he adds.

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10:09
Kanex releases the GoPlay Sidekick

Kanex (www.kanex.com) has released the $59.95 GoPlay Sidekick, a pocket-sized wireless game controller for the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. Certified by Apple, this portable controller works with almost any controller-supported game on the App Store.

The rechargeable battery provides 20 hours of gameplay and uses Bluetooth 4.0 to connect to your device. The patent pending, innovative clamshell case protects your controller and serves as a stand to prop up your device and experience console-like gameplay wherever you go.

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10:09
Kanex releases the GoPlay Sidekick

Kanex (www.kanex.com) has released the $59.95 GoPlay Sidekick, a pocket-sized wireless game controller for the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. Certified by Apple, this portable controller works with almost any controller-supported game on the App Store.

The rechargeable battery provides 20 hours of gameplay and uses Bluetooth 4.0 to connect to your device. The patent pending, innovative clamshell case protects your controller and serves as a stand to prop up your device and experience console-like gameplay wherever you go.

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10:08
Apple deploys third public beta releases of macOS 10...




Registered members of Apple's public beta testing program now have a third pre-release build of iOS 11 and macOS 10.13 High Sierra available to download, arriving just a day after the fourth developer beta.

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10:06
Third macOS High Sierra public beta is now available

Apple has released the third macOS High Sierra public beta for Mac. This allows users who are not registered developers to test pre-release versions of macOS with new features for free.

Today’s macOS High Sierra public beta follows yesterday’s fourth developer version which includes a new Contacts icon and a new Now Playing widget not seen in previous versions.

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10:03
USB 3.0 Promoter Group announces USB 3.2 Update

The USB 3.0 Promoter Group (www.usb.org)— of which Apple is a member — has announced the pending release of the USB 3.2 specification, an incremental update that defines multi-lane operation for new USB 3.2 hosts and devices.

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10:03
Third tvOS 11 public beta for Apple TV now available

Apple has released the third tvOS 11 public beta for non-developers to test on Apple TV. tvOS 11 public beta includes new features like Home Screen Syncing, light and dark mode automatic switching, and full AirPods support.

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10:00
Moshi Integra Lightning Cable could be the last...

Charging cables are usually pretty unimpressive; I mean, how much can you say about a cable that runs from a USB port or AC adapter to a Lightning port? Well, accessory manufacturer Moshi has come out with a cable that's so well-built it may very well be the last charging cable you'll need to buy (unless Apple decides to switch to USB-C for iOS devices...). The $24.95 Integra USB-A to Lightning Charging Cable might not be the cheapest cable on the market, but it's designed to last.

Moshi Integra Lightning Cable

Let's start with the spine of this cable, which is made of DuPont Kevlar® - the same material that's used in bulletproof vests. Moshi used this durable material so that any section of the cable can be flexed 180-degrees over 20,000 times before breaking. Next, the exterior of the cable is covered with ballistic nylon for two reasons -- prevent...

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09:59
Apple Seeds Third Beta of macOS High Sierra to...

Apple today seeded the third public beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra update to public beta testers, two weeks after releasing the second public beta. The third public beta of macOS High Sierra is likely identical the fourth developer beta, which was provided to developers earlier this week.

Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program are able to download the third macOS High Sierra beta through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store after the proper profile has been installed.

Those who want to be a part of Apple's beta testing program can sign up to participate through the beta testing website, which gives users access to iOS, macOS, and tvOS betas. For instructions on how to install the public...

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09:58
Xiaomi overtakes Apple for fourth place in the...

After six consecutive quarters of growth, Chinese smartphone shipments fell 3% to 113 million in the second quarter (Q2) 2017. China-based Huawei shipped over 23 million to lead the market for the second quarter in a row, according to the Canalys research firm. 

Oppo, a Chinese consumer electronics firm, shipped just over 21 million and had to settle for second place, despite growing 37% year on year. Vivo, an Indian tech company, held onto third place, shipping just over 16 million, losing ground on the leading pair during the quarter.

Xiaomi, a privately owned Chinese electronics company, was the standout vendor as it overtook Apple to take fourth place. It shipped just under 15 million smartphones in China, up more than 60% sequentially.

The rest of the top 10, including Apple, Samsung and Meizu, all suffered annual shipment declines this quarter. China’s smartphone market continues to consolidate, says...

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09:58
Adobe Flash will die by 2020, Adobe and browser...

Adobe plans to phase out its venerable Flash Player by 2020, and browser makers will act even faster to get rid of it.

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09:57
Apple releases third iOS 11 public beta for iPhone...

Apple has released the third iOS 11 public beta for iPhone and iPad. This allows users who are not registered developers to test pre-release versions of iOS with new features for free.

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09:55
Apple Releases Third iOS 11 Public Beta

Apple today released the third public beta of iOS 11 to its public beta testing group, allowing non-developers to download and test the new operating system ahead of its fall launch. The third public beta of iOS 11 comes two weeks after Apple released the second public beta and it likely corresponds to the fourth developer beta.

Beta testers that have signed up for Apple's beta testing program will receive the new iOS 11 beta update over-the-air after installing the proper certificate on an iOS device.

Those who want to join the beta testing program can sign up on Apple's beta testing website, which gives users access to iOS, macOS, and tvOS betas. Step-by-step instructions for downloading installing the public beta can be...

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09:49
R.I.P. Flash, which is on its way out in 2020

Adobe has announced that it will stop developing and and distributing Flash Player at the end of 2020 because “open standards like HTML5, WebGL and WebAssembly have matured over the past several years, most now provide many of the capabilities and functionalities that plugins pioneered and have become a viable alternative for content on the web.”

Adobe says the impending end of Flash is also due to collaboration with its “technology partners,” including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla. Adobe will continue to support Flash on a number of major OSs and browsers that currently support Flash content through the planned EOL [end-of-life]. This will include issuing regular security patches, maintaining OS and browser compatibility and adding features and capabilities as needed.

The end of Flash is overdue. In June 2016 the...

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09:38
USB: the ‘iPhone 8’ has the potential for huge sales

In a note to investors — as noted by CNBC — USB said it believes the upcoming “iPhone 8” (shown in a fanciful mock-up) has the potential for huge sales because of expected upgrades from phones sold in fiscal 2015.

The Swiss bank also suggested Apple's earning report on Aug. 1 will provide a hint to the new iPhone's release date. UBS said it expects to see a surge of iPhone 6 owners upgrade next year, with the potential to make it a sales "supercycle."

"We expect a bulge of buying in F18 [fiscal 2018] followed by some growth in F19," UBS analyst Steven Milunovich said in the note. "As the iPhone matures, investors should start to better appreciate the size of the installed base, which promotes hardware and services gains."

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09:36
Adobe working with Apple and others to finally ‘end-...

Despite a long list of technological disadvantages and better technology emerging, Adobe’s Flash Player has refused to die on its own. That’s finally going to change, however, as Adobe has announced today that it will ‘end-of-life’ the plug-in by the end of 2020.

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09:35
Adobe to Stop Distributing and Updating Flash in 2020

Adobe today announced plans to end-of-life its Flash browser plug-in, ceasing development and distribution of the software at the end of 2020. Adobe encourages content creators to migrate flash content to HTML5, WebGL, and WebAssembly formats.But as open standards like HTML5, WebGL and WebAssembly have matured over the past several years, most now provide many of the capabilities and functionalities that plugins pioneered and have become a viable alternative for content on the web. Over time, we've seen helper apps evolve to become plugins, and more recently, have seen many of these plugin capabilities get incorporated into open web standards. Today, most browser vendors are integrating capabilities once provided by plugins directly into browsers and deprecating plugins.The elimination of Flash and Flash Player should not heavily impact most users because popular browsers have already moved away...

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09:32
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 12″ MacBook 512GB $1,000,...

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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09:31
Credit Suisse: Apple will double its services...

In a note to clients — as noted by The Street -- Credit Suisse said Apple investors can expect the company to double revenue from its services segment by 2020. 

Apple services include Apple Music subscriptions, iTunes Music, iCloud storage plans, paid apps from Apple's App Store, and Apple Care service plans, Apple Pay, etc. The services biz saw its highest revenue ever for a 13-week quarter in Apple's fiscal 2017 second quarter that ended April 1, 2017.

Credit Suisse expects services revenue to rise to $52 billion by the end of the decade "driven by a high quality, affluent, digitally transacting user base of 1.1 billion devices and around 650 million users."

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09:24
Rumor: LG Display wants to make OLED displays for...

LG Display plans to invest $13.5 billion to boost output of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screens over the next three years, in order to, among other things, make inroads against rival Samsung in smartphone displays, reports Reuters. Apple is one of LG Display's main clients and is predicted to adopt OLED displays for the “iPhone 8” (shown in a fanciful mock-up).

The South Korean firm is reportedly shifting its focus to OLED from liquid crystal displays (LCDs) as demand for thinner and more flexible panels surge. LG Display is the world's top LCD maker for televisions and also manufactures nearly all large OLED screens for televisions globally. But it has barely a foothold in the market for OLED smartphone screens where rival Samsung has more than 90% of the market share, notes Reuters.

So far the only product Apple makers with an OLED is...

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09:19
Flash is dead: Adobe announces end-of-life plans,...




Citing pressure from HTML5, WebGL, and WebAssembly, Adobe has announced that it will end development and distribution of Flash Player at the end of 2020, and encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to open formats.

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09:16
Rumor: Apple Watch Series 3 coming in September

A report from the Chinese language Economic Daily News, cited by DigiTimes, says the Apple Watch Series 3 will launch in September. Chance this rumors is true according to the Sellers Research Firm (that’s me): 99%.

The next gen Apple Watch is likely to focus on improving battery life and overall performance. I’m predicting that the Apple Watch Series 3 will offer LTE networking for true iPhone independence. 

It will be offered in a round, as well as square casing, and (no surprise) be even thinner. The Apple Watch 3 also sport ambient display technology for better visibility and additional sensors for even better health and fitness tracking, according to my crystal ball.

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09:02
∞ Adobe announces Flash is dead

Adobe on Tuesday announced that Flash is dead, but not until the end of 2020. This will presumably give any developers still using the technology to move to another platform. […]

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09:00
Edwards Lifesciences moves to Office 365 to keep...

“I see a paradigm shift in IT at Edwards Lifesciences with the deployment of easy-to-use Office 365 services that usher in a new way of working for our employees, and free up time for IT to focus on more strategic initiatives and serve as stronger business partners.” —Sal Chiovari, CIO for Edwards Lifesciences

The post Edwards Lifesciences moves to Office 365 to keep innovation at the forefront of its culture appeared first on Office Blogs.

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08:58
Size matters? Facebook plans to combat Apple's...




Reports suggest Facebook is working on its own smart speaker to battle the HomePod and similar products, with features similar to that of the Amazon Show -- but packing a 15-inch screen.

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08:47
ABC News is the latest to put original videos in...

Media companies are scrambling to figure out how exactly to best utilize the different social networks, and many have taken to producing original content for them. Bloomberg, for example, is building an exclusive 24-hour news channel for Twitter. ABC...

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08:31
NASA wants your origami ideas for its spacecraft...

NASA needs ideas on how to design a radiation shield for deep space vehicles, and it's turning to origami artists and enthusiasts for help. If you're skilled in the art, that includes you. The space agency has teamed up with crowdsourcing website Fre...

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08:21
Apple adds several new universal Search and TV app...

Apple continues to gain new content partners to support new entertainment features like Single Sign-on, universal Search, and the TV app. Earlier this month SSO gained 10 more TV providers, and today both Search and the TV app have added new channel partners.

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08:15
Motorola's newest Mod is this $300, 360-degree...

You didn't think Motorola was just going to announce a new phone, did you? The company also unveiled its latest Moto Mod — a 360-degree camera that magnetically attaches to Moto Z phones — here at an event in New York City. Details are st...

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08:15
Motorola's sleek, sturdy Moto Z2 Force arrives...

So far, Motorola has spent its year churning out reliably good mid-range devices, not to mention a handful of new Moto Mods. Not bad, but now it's finally flagship time. Motorola officially revealed the Moto Z2 Force in New York this morning, and &md...

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08:06
AWT TV Episode 16: July 24, 2017

Welcome to AWT TV, a weekly show  featuring Steve Sande, Dennis Sellers and Marty Edwards of Apple World Today. Each week we'll discuss what's happened in the world of Apple, talk about new apps and accessories, maybe even have a demonstration or two of the latest software. 

This week, it's Steve & Marty again. Dennis is very, very busy so he's been away from the show for awhile, but we will hopefully see him again soon.

We talked about:
• Apple naming a Vice President of People
• The Rock's video with Siri
• Steve demonstrates the Untappd app - it's a social media app for beer lovers!
• Marty visits the local Apple Store and comes back with an iPad mini 4 (it's his wife's!)
• Steve's propensity for putting all of his apps in folders...
• The Moleskine case for iPad mini
• Why Apple has removed the "Startup...

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08:04
LG amping up OLED production with $7B investment to...




LG has announced that it will pour more than half of its capital expenditure budget into manufacturing plants to increase production of large panels suitable for televisions, as well as small ones for devices like the forthcoming "iPhone 8."

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08:00
Algobrix teaches coding with Lego-like bricks

Legos have been a beloved for decades as toys that teach constructive aesthetics and foster DIY creativity. Then the company started releasing Mindstorm kits to turn static models into moving robots with a little programming magic -- but these were a...

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07:49
Kanex ‘GoPlay Sidekick’ portable Made-for-iPhone,...

First announced earlier this year at CES, Kanex is today officially launching its new GoPlay Sidekick controller for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.
more…

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07:48
Comment: This new HP AIO has the kind of design cues...

I wasn’t alone in expressing disappointment when Apple discontinued the Apple Thunderbolt Display without announcing a replacement.

The company did later announce that it does now have some display plans in the works – but possibly only a very high-end one designed specifically for use with a much more powerful (and modular) Mac Pro.

We’re hoping that it will be offering something more mainstream as well. I wasn’t impressed by the LG 5K UltraFine Apple was pushing as its official recommendation, and haven’t yet seen anything else that grabs me. Indeed, the...

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07:47
Adobe accidentally leaks cloud-based 'Nimbus...




Adobe has accidentally let an early version of "Project Nimbus" -- a primarily cloud-based photo editor -- slip out to some Creative Cloud subscribers, according to a report.

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07:45
Engadget giveaway: Win a 55-inch TCL P-Series 4K...

TV prices are dropping and quality is on the rise, at least compared to my initial foray into HD over a decade ago. Now, you can pick up a set with 4K, HDR and a built-in streaming platform for well under a grand, like this $650 55-inch P-Series from...

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07:29
Google expects 11 Daydream-ready phones by the end...

Right now, it's slim pickings if you want a smartphone that supports Daydream VR headsets. Outside of Google's own Pixel line, you're looking at just a handful of devices from ASUS, Huawei, Motorola and ZTE. Your choices should get better soon, thoug...

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07:27
Apple Watch Series 3 Expected to Debut in Fall 2017...

Apple has sourced Quanta Computer as the primary manufacturer of the Apple Watch since the original wearable device began a production ramp-up in late 2014/early 2015 for its official launch in the spring of 2015.

The supplier was again the sole source of Apple Watch manufacturing for the Series 2 models in 2016, and a new article out today by Chinese-language site Economic Daily News has echoed previous reports that stated Apple will yet again keep Quanta as its main Apple Watch supplier for the so-called "Apple Watch Series 3." The move is expected to lead Quanta into a "strong" second half of 2017, further cementing the next-...

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07:14
Google SOS Alerts can guide you during a crisis

When you're in the midst of a crisis, your internet search priorities are clearly different than usual: am I in danger? Where can I go for safety? And who do I talk to for help? Google clearly recognizes this, as it's rolling out SOS Alerts in bot...

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07:10
Facebook boosts live 360 video to 4K for better VR

Following YouTube's support for 4K live 360 video late last year, it was only a matter of time before Facebook caught up. After all, Zuckerberg's betting big on VR. Today, the social media giant announced the launch of 4K resolution for live 360 stre...

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07:05
Quanta revenue projections support expectations of a...

Predictions for a ‘strong second-half’ for Quanta computer support expectations of an Apple Watch Series 3 being launched in September …

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06:54
Nielsen’s TV ratings now include YouTube TV and Hulu...

Most of us watch TV in one form or another, but many people have been cutting the cord and diving headfirst into streaming services. Recently, YouTube and Hulu have debuted their own plans for streaming live TV channels, and starting today, one of the biggest names in television is starting to track those services.

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06:49
Huawei's Watch 2 costs $550 more with a Porsche...

Android Wear still pretty clunky despite the version 2.0 release, and most of the smartwatches using it are somewhere on a scale between homely and fugly. Huawei's Watch 2 is a decent looking exception, though, and it's hoping to boost profits from b...

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06:48
Apple's 'iPhone 8,' other high-end...




The glut of high-end smartphones expected to ship in the second half of 2017 -- including Apple's "iPhone 8" and "7s" -- may put such a heavy strain on parts suppliers that it will actually affect PC shipments, according to a report.

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06:44
The dramatic details of Steve Jobs’ life are playing...

The Making of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, The Santa Fe Opera (YouTube)

Steve Jobs has been the subject of all kinds of art over the years, and now scenes from his life will play out on stage with powerful vocals in a new opera. The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs highlights the "complicated and messy" life of the Apple cofounder and is the product of a partnership between composer Mason Bates and librettist/Pulitzer Prize winner Mark Campbell.

Pairing something as contemporary as the story of Steve Jobs and Apple with a classical medium such as opera may seem like a mismatch. However, Bates was convinced he and Campbell could produce a compelling opera focusing...

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06:40
WaterField Designs unveils enhanced TSA-friendly Zip...

WaterField Designs has announced the refined Zip Brief, an “ultra-slim” laptop bag with space for several tech and personal items.

It unzips around three sides to lie flat for TSA-airport security and slips over a wheeled suitcase handle. Increased depth and a pleated front pocket allow the new Zip laptop bag to hold an array of necessities while maintaining its slim profile, says WaterField Designs owner Gary Waterfield. 

It’s designed to hold the essentials a professional needs for a day at work—a laptop or tablet, power supply, cables, small hard drive, smartphone, pad of paper and Apple Pencil— all organized and protected in one compact bag, he adds. Inside, a padded laptop compartment with cut-out corners allows users to charge a device while it rests protected inside the sleeve. 

Two internal mesh pockets hold additional accessories and a slim enclosure stows the Apple...

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06:39
Little Snitch 4.0.1 - 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 4.0.1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.11 or later.

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

General Improvements

  • Improved TouchBar support
  • Improved handling of FTP connections
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06:39
Sparkle Pro 2.2.1 - $79.99

Sparkle Pro will change your mind if you thought building websites wasn't for you. Sparkle is the intuitive site builder that lets you create sites for your online portfolio, team or band pages, or business and clients. Skip the tedium and design a gorgeous site that works right out of the box. Sparkle turns your design into a live site on the fly, no coding and no jargon. You don’t need to know about code or other web programming concepts: Sparkle makes sites happen. And if you need to create only a single site, please consider Sparkle One.

With Sparkle Pro you:

  • Create landing pages in a matter of minutes--test your ideas quickly
  • Focus your attention on content and layout
  • Quickly iterate on fully functional site designs

Features

  • Quickly add galleries, video, audio, maps, social buttons, and downloadable files
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06:39
WaterField Designs unveils enhanced TSA-friendly Zip...

WaterField Designs (www.sfbags.com) has announced the refined Zip Brief, an “ultra-slim” laptop bag with space for several tech and personal necessities.

It unzips around three sides to lie flat for TSA-airport security and slips over a wheeled suitcase handle. Increased depth and a pleated front pocket allow the new Zip laptop bag to hold an array of necessities while maintaining its slim profile, says WaterField Designs owner Gary Waterfield.

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06:35
SOS Alerts on Google Search and Maps apps on iOS aim...

As past events throughout time have proven, the world can sometimes be a dark and dangerous place. Having access to the right information during a crisis can prove to be lifesaving depending on the situation at hand, and the release of SOS Alerts on the Google Search and Maps on iOS aims to make dealing with these future events easier and much more manageable.
more…

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06:34
Nielsen counts live Hulu and YouTube TV streams for...

Nielsen might be the lord of all TV ratings, but they've been scrambling to catch up in this new media landscape we're in. Over the years, the service has been shifting and adjusting its traditional model to take into account the new and myriad ways...

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06:21
Musk and Zuckerberg bicker over the future of AI

It's easy to imagine the world's most powerful people as being mysterious and aloof, but thanks to the wonders of Twitter, we can now regularly witness them being just as petty as the rest of us. Everyone's favorite eccentric billionaire Elon Musk is...

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06:19
LG Finalizes Plan for OLED Panels Supporting Apple...

Earlier this month Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple and LG are reportedly in Negotiations for OLED Production for Future iDevices." Our report noted that "the two firms have tentatively agreed on the investment plans, even though details, including investment timing and size, have not yet been finalized. The final decision is expected to be made after the company's board meeting later this month." The end of the month is here and so is the budget set by LG's board for production of OLED panels for Apple and beyond

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06:15
Touch ID problems in Apple's 'iPhone 8...




An analyst historically extremely critical of Apple believes that "iPhone 8" shipments, apparently constrained by late resolution of in-screen OLED Touch ID issues, will impact third quarter shipments for Apple, but won't have much impact on its marketshare, particularly in China.

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06:07
∞ Want to get started with Logic Pro? Here’s one...

Interested in digging into Logic Pro, but find the interface a bit intimidating? Here are two resources that might ease the learning curve.

First, spend some time with this excellent, free 4 part series from Justin Kahn, writing for 9to5Mac. To me, there’s enough depth to really understand the basics, while maintaining a slow enough pace that it’s still easy to follow.

Second, take a look at this series of slides, part of a music production course from the esteemed Berklee College of Music. The slides focus on the details of the mixer and the channel strip. To me, these are the most complex pieces of the Logic Pro interface.

Have some other suggestions for learning Logic Pro? Ping me on Twitter or post a comment.

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06:00
Poll: Which approach should Apple take to the status...

When we first started seeing renders based on the ‘notch’ design now expected for the iPhone 8, the cameras, sensors and speakers stood out as they were shown surrounded by visible screen.

We yesterday saw a render based on a different approach: turning the status bar black so that it blends in with the notch, at least if the front of the phone is black. This provides a much neater look, though it could be argued that it detracts from the ultra-thin bezel appearance.

We’ve now been sent a mockup based on a third possible approach …

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06:00
Get 8 Mac apps and utilities FREE with The MacLovin...

Everybody loves a deal, but there's one thing they love even more -- FREEBIES! Today we have a great freebie for you, consisting of eight Mac apps at a price you'll love -- ZERO! NADA! NOTHING! That's right, it's the MacLovin' Freebie Bundle, and all you have to do is be signed up for our deals newsletter. 

What do you get for free? 

  • PDF Creator Pro for Mac: Easily convert batches of files to PDF format!
  • Photolemur: The world's first automated photo enhancement app, all yours for free!
  • Music Cleanup for Mac: Remove duplicate music files from iTunes and fix ID3 tags
  • MobiKin Doctor for iOS: This Mac app helps retrieve lost iOS...
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06:00
Giphy's GIF-making tool is now available in...

Last October, Giphy reported that users made 100 million daily users serving 1 billion GIFs per day. But how many of those views -- and creations -- are on mobile? The moving image repository site has updated its GIF Maker to work while viewing from...

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05:56
Jean-Louis Gassée: Who killed Windows Phone

Jean-Louis Gassée, Monday Note:

Just back from three weeks in the Country of Good Sin’s heartland, I see Microsoft’s fresh and well-received Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2017 Results. The numbers acknowledge what was already notorious: Windows Phone is dead.

Country of Good Sin? That’s France, though I’d love to know the origin of that particular nickname. Hopefully, some kind reader will enlighten me.

Moving on:

The gross failure of what once was the most powerful and richest tech company on the planet led to a search for a platform killer. Detectives didn’t think they had to go far to nab a suspect: Android. Microsoft’s Windows Phone was murdered by Google’s smartphone OS. How could Redmond’s money-making software licensing business model survive against a free and open source platform? Case closed.

No so fast.

And:

Microsoft’s smartphone troubles started well before the...

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05:42
∞ ARKit used to create an amazing, table-top,...

[VIDEO] Click over to the main Loop post and watch the video. I can’t say enough great things about ARKit. Such a terrific move by Apple.

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05:39
∞ Snopes locked in legal battle for control of its...

Poynter, a few weeks ago, in a post that lays out the legal details:

The owner of Snopes is locked in a legal battle with a small digital services company for control of the popular debunking site.

Proper Media — a company that owns, operates and represents web properties — has issued a legal complaint and demand for a jury trial with Snopes owner Bardav, Inc. for what it calls “a lengthy scheme of concealment and subterfuge to gain control of the company and to drain its profits,” according to documents filed in the Superior Court of California in San Diego County.

And from this New York Times article:

The site, which gets all of its revenue from advertising, created a crowdfunding page on Monday, seeking $500...

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05:37
Apple is granted a patent for a ‘motion tracking...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,715,273) for a “motion tracking user interface,” which doubtless involves its efforts in augmented and virtual reality. The company is already building augmented reality tools for developers into the upcoming iOS 11, thought this invention could apply to Macs as well as iPhones and iPads.

In the patent filing, Apple notes that input devices for computer systems commonly include a mouse, a keyboard, or other input devices (e.g., a pen-based device, a track ball, etc). Each of these input devices requires a user's spare hand to operate. In some cases, a user may need both hands free to complete a task (e.g., typing on a keyboard) or the user may suffer from a disability that precludes the use of one hand. 

When the user desires to interact with the computer system, the user must interrupt the task to manipulate an input device. This may be difficult or impossible for folks with disabilities. Apple wants to remedy this by...

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05:30
Nokia will unveil its first Android flagship next...

Finnish startup HMD Global will give the world its first official look at its Nokia-branded Android flagship on August 16th. The manufacturer is sending out invites for a London event on that date, reports The Verge. The news comes just over a week a...

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05:27
Apple Supplier Quanta Expects Strong Second-Half...

A new supply chain report published this morning states that Quanta Computer is expected to enjoy a strong second-half 2017 thanks to rising demand for notebooks, growing server sales and the release of the next-generation Apple Watch.

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05:27
CIRP: Apple’s iPhone is attracting more Android...

New data from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners— as noted by 9to5Mac — shows that, during the April to June quarter, Apple attracted more Android switchers than at any time in the past 12 months. CIRP IRP also reports that the iPhone 7/Plus accounted for 81% of all U.S. iPhone sales in the quarter, at 47% for the standard model and 34% for the Plus.

The research group writes: “The good news for Apple is that relative to earlier quarters, they attracted a higher percentage of iPhone buyers from Android phones. In the past three quarters before the June 2017 quarter, Android owners had represented 14% to 17% of iPhone buyers. With lengthening upgrade cycles and a growing percentage of owners with the most recently released models, continued platform switching will be important to the success of the next iPhones …

“The newest iPhone models, 7 and 7 Plus, accounted for a much higher share of...

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05:22
Jamming GPS signals is illegal, dangerous, cheap,...

Gizmodo:

If I were to plug the gadget into my car, it would jam up the Global Positioning System signals within a 16-foot radius, rendering my smartphone’s Google Maps app useless and disabling any tracking devices that might be on my vehicle. That may sound harmless enough, but when one considers that thousands of lives (everyone in an airplane right now, for instance) and billions of dollars depend on reliable and accurate GPS signals, it’s easy to understand why my little jammer and others like it are illegal to use, sell, or manufacture in the United States. Every time I turn it on, I could incur a $16,000 fine.

But they’re easy to get online, and I’m not the only one who has ordered one.

Why do people risk the fine to jam GPS?

He’s seen truckers trying to avoid paying highway tolls, employees blocking their bosses from tracking their cars, high school kids using them to fly drones in a restricted area, and even, he believes, undercover police...

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05:18
Apple TV’s universal search feature adds more...

Universal search, which allows users to find content across multiple apps and services using text or Siri voice search, has expanded for the fourth generation Apple TV. 

U.S. users can now ask Apple’s personal digital assistant to search for shows airing on Discovery Communications properties AHC GO (American Heroes Channel), Destination America GO, Discovery Life GO and Velocity GO, as well as Filmstruck, Shudder and Sundance Now.

And, as noted by AppleInsider, Apple TV's search capabilities are also expanded in international markets. In Australia, support has been expanded to include AnimeLab and DocPlay, while Canada receives integration for City Video and CraveTV. MUBI, which previously built hooks into universal search for regions like the UK and Sweden, has extended platform...

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05:15
Apple offering newer MacBook Pro models as...

This could be pretty nifty.

In the wake of what appears to be a severe constraint of top case assemblies with integrated batteries, Apple has informed its Genius Bar employees and Apple Authorized Service Providers it is currently unable to service the batteries of 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display models released in Mid 2012 and Early 2013.

The battery replacement is typically free of charge with an AppleCare+ plan, but can retail for $199 in the United States, £199 in the UK, or $259 in Canada for out-of-warranty replacements.

According to Apple’s internal directive, top case assemblies with batteries for the aforementioned MacBook Pro models will remain severely constrained until September 15, 2017. The directive does not identify a reason for the shortage, which has been ongoing since at least March.

The directive says that customers may choose to delay battery service until the inventory is available in exchange for Apple covering the...

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05:15
Apple said to be developing its own OLED technology...

DigiTimes:

Apple has purchased evaporators from Korea-based Sunic System to build a 2.5G OLED panel line to develop related technology and products in Taiwan, according to a Korea-based ET News report.

“Apple is eagerly developing its own OLED technology in order to reduce its reliance on Samsung Electronics for the supply of OLED panels, while enabling it for product differentiation”, said the report.

Apple’s move will break the dominant position held by Japan-based Canon Kokki in the evaporator market, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report. Canon Tokki is currently the primary supplier of evaporators and ships the bulk of its output to Samsung.

This is a big move by Apple. Not only does this help reduce their reliance on an arch-competitor, it allows them to more finely control their supply chain. At the rarified levels at which the iPhone sells, it can be difficult to source high quantities of the more state-of-the-art parts.

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05:15
Alexa will now order you a Domino’s pizza in the UK

There are many ways to order a pipin' hot Domino's pizza. You can use your smartphone, smash a tiny pizza button or even tweet an emoji to the company's official Twitter account. Now, finally, it's possible to buy a Texas BBQ or two by shouting at yo...

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05:13
iWatermark Pro 2.0.0fc4 - Easily add watermarks to...

iWatermark Pro is the essential watermarking app for professional, business, and personal use.

Easily secure and protect your photos with text, a graphic, a signature, or a QR watermark. Once added to a photo, this visible watermark indicates that the image is created and owned by you.

Features

  • Works with Lightroom, Photoshop, Picasa, ACDSee, iPhoto, Aperture, and other photo organizers
  • Batch processing or sequential
  • Input/output to all major file types JPEG, TIFF, PNG, RAW, etc.
  • Create text, graphic, or QR watermarks
  • Adjust opacity, font, color, border, scale, rotation, shadow, special effects, etc.
  • Use metadata (GPS, Exif, XMP) as watermarks
  • Design, edit, and manage a library of watermarks
  • Export watermarks from other platforms for use in the Mac version
  • Fast 64-bit, multi-threaded, multiple CPU/GPU's
  • User-selectable color profiles
  • Add, remove,...
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05:06
Facebook will reportedly introduce a Smart Speaker-...

With Amazon, Google and Apple now having smart speaker devices for AI digital assistants, word is now that Facebook is planning to release a smart speaker-like product in early 2018. The twist is that instead of offering voice recognition, Facebook's device will focus more on delivering a 15-inch touch panel.

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05:02
Adobe accidentally leaks Nimbus Mac & Windows...

Adobe last year teased a new Mac and Windows photo editor, with the project known as Nimbus. The app appeared to borrow heavily from the simplified iPad version of Lightroom, with a key feature being that both images and edits are stored in the cloud. The idea was that users should be able to switch back and forth between desktop and mobile editing.

The company promised a beta version sometime this year, and it appears that we may now be getting close as Adobe accidentally made a download available to some Creative Cloud customers …

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05:00
JCPenney’s announces full Apple Pay support across U...

JCPenney now accepts Apple Pay.

The department store announced that it now accepts Apple Pay across all of its U.S. locations, including support for store-branded credit cards and associated rewards points.

Compatibility with Apple Pay within the JCPenney app for iOS has been listed as “coming soon”, though in-store transactions are now possible with any iPhone 6 or later or an Apple Watch.

JCPenney is believed to have been running a pilot program for Apple Pay as far back as Nov. 2015, and preparing to launch chain-wide support by spring 2016. It’s unclear as to what might have caused the year-plus delay.

JCPenney currently consists of more than 1,000 locations across the U.S., which could have amounted to an enormous task, especially where adding NFC-compatible terminals were concerned.

While many national and regional chains across the U.S. are now compatible with Apple Pay, there are still conspicuous gaps. Even some companies that have...

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05:00
HP hopes its new all-in-one PCs are style icons

With certain exceptions, HP's all-in-ones aren't what you'd call eye-catching. They're not ugly, but they aren't exactly conversation pieces. HP thinks it can change that: it's introducing revamped reversions of the Pavilion 24 and Pavilion 27 that...

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04:33
TidBITS Content Network Explained on Command Control...

Adam Engst was interviewed about the TidBITS Content Network on the Command Control Power podcast recently. If you’re curious about what TCN is or what it provides to Apple consultants, listen to the episode. And if you’re an Apple consultant, be sure to subscribe to the podcast!

 

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04:33
Amadeus Pro 2.4 - Multitrack sound recorder/editor...

Amadeus Pro lets you use your Mac for any audio-related task, such as live audio recording, digitizing tapes and records, converting between a variety of sound formats, etc. Thanks to its outstanding direct-to-disk abilities and waveform caching, edits on arbitrarily large sounds (even beyond the usual 2GB limit) are performed at lightning speed. The handling of large sounds is furthermore facilitated by the extensive support of markers. Its outstanding sound repairing and denoising abilities make Amadeus Pro particularly suitable for transferring vinyl records on CD.

Features

  • Simple and elegant OS X-like user interface
  • Multitrack editing an recording.
  • Batch processing and conversion.
  • Sound denoising and repairing.
  • Supports a variety of sound formats, including AIFF, Multichannel Wave, MP3, MP4, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, SoundDesigner II, QuickTime, Apple CAF, etc.
  • Support for VST and Audio Unit plug-ins....
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04:31
Apple attracting more Android switchers; 4 out of 5...

The latest CIRP data for the April to June quarter showed that Apple was attracting more Android switchers than at any time in the past 12 months.

The good news for Apple is that relative to earlier quarters, they attracted a higher percentage of iPhone buyers from Android phones. In the past three quarters before the June 2017 quarter, Android owners had represented 14% to 17% of iPhone buyers. With lengthening upgrade cycles and a growing percentage of owners with the most recently released models, continued platform switching will be important to the success of the next iPhones …

more…

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04:30
I'd like my iPhone 9 with 1TB of RRAM memory,...

How would you like your iPhone 9 or iPhone 910 to pack 1TB of memory? That may be possible due to a form of resistive RAM (RRAM) that can purportedly be made using regular equipment at room temperatures. 

Scientists at Rice University say their breakthrough silicon oxide technology for high-density, next-generation computer memory is one step closer to mass production. Rice’s silicon oxide memories are a type of two-terminal, RRAM technology.

RRAM is under development worldwide and expected to supplant flash memory technology in the marketplace within a few years because it's faster than flash and can pack far more information into less space, says James Tour, a professor of mechanical engineering and nanoengineering and of computer science at Rice. For example, manufacturers have announced plans for RRAM prototype chips that will be capable of storing about one terabyte (1TB) of data on a device the size of a postage stamp — more than 50 times the data density of...

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04:20
Gartner: AI tech will be in almost every new...

Market hype and growing interest in artificial intelligence (AI) are pushing established software vendors to introduce AI into their product strategy, creating considerable confusion in the process, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.garnter.com). The research group’s analysts predict that by 2020, AI technologies will be virtually pervasive in almost every new software product and service.

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04:20
Gartner: AI tech will be in almost every new...

Market hype and growing interest in artificial intelligence (AI) are pushing established software vendors to introduce AI into their product strategy, creating considerable confusion in the process, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.garnter.com). The research group’s analysts predict that by 2020, AI technologies will be virtually pervasive in almost every new software product and service.

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04:07
LinkOptimizer Lite 5 for Adobe InDesign Introduces...

Zevrix Solutions has announced LinkOptimizer Lite 5, an upgrade to the low-cost version of company's image processing solution for Adobe InDesign.

LinkOptimizer lets users automatically reduce the size of InDesign links, convert colors, perform essential image adjustments and repurpose files for web and mobile devices. Version 5 introduces batch processing of multiple InDesign files, support for InDesign books, as well as numerous improvements in stability, performance and user interface.

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04:05
Apple Wins 34 Patents Today covering a Head Tracking...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 34 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we highlight patents covering a future head tracking user interface, iDevice indoor location services and a reminder system for drivers as the enters and exits their vehicle. Apple was also granted a design patent for Apple Watch retail packaging. We wrap up this week's granted patent report with our traditional listing of the remaining granted patents that were issued to Apple today.

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04:03
MIT-developed plugin makes CAD changes 'instant...

A new computer-aided-design (CAD) plug-in could drastically improve products you use on a daily basis. Researchers from MIT and Columbia University say the tool will allow engineers to develop prototypes in real-time. They claim its ease of use will...

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04:01
Mac malware discovered in the wild allows webcam...

A security researcher has discovered a piece of Mac malware that allows an attacker to activate the webcam to take photos, take screenshots and capture keystrokes.

Synack researcher Patrick Wardle says that the malware has been infecting Macs for at least five years, and possibly even a decade …

more…

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04:00
Satechi Desk Mat & Mate adds a splash of...

By Aaron Lee

Satechi’s Desk Mat & Mate is a useful workspace accessory for adults and children. Available in eight colors, it protects any surface area from scratches and spills while also doubling as a comfortable resting surface for your hands while writing, typing, using the mouse or coloring.

The 24.4 x 13.8-inch Desk Mat & Mate covers a large surface area able to fit most keyboards and mice, while also allowing for a smooth transition between devices for a steady workflow. Made of synthetic leather, the smooth surface can be wiped down, protecting the desk from scratches, dents and every day wear and tear. 

Additionally, the back of the mat is made of non-slip polyester so it can be repositioned without damaging the surface of the desk. 

Apple World Today Rating (out of 5 stars): ★★★★★

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for July 25, 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

NetEase has released its anticipated mobile MMORPG, Crusaders of Light, for iOS devices. The free-to-play game features an open world, a series of challenging quests and dungeons, and 40-person raids.

macOS Apps/Updates

Zevrix Solutions has announced LinkOptimizer Lite 5, an upgrade to the low-cost version of company's image processing solution for Adobe InDesign. 

LinkOptimizer lets users automatically reduce the size of InDesign links, convert colors, perform essential image adjustments and repurpose files for web and mobile devices. Version 5 introduces batch processing of...

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03:00
iOS 11 Will Prevent Your iPhone From Automatically...

A new feature spotted in iOS 11 beta 2 intelligently manages wireless networks based on their reliability, learning to ignore those that are too far away to provide a consistent experience. TrustedReviews reports: It follows the company's Wi-Fi Assist feature which meant handsets would switch to a data connection when Wi-Fi networks became too slow. Naturally, users weren't thrilled with the resulting data usage issues, and it seems Apple is looking to do better this time around. This new feature will disable "Auto join" for any network which suffers from low speed issues or is deemed to be generally unreliable. Users will, of course, still be able to join these networks manually, but the change should prevent the frustration that comes from iPhones automatically joining networks users know to be inadequate. At this point, there's no way to know how well the feature will work, and there will undoubtedly be issues when it eventually arrives in iOS 11.

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03:00
The Morning After: Tuesday, July 25th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

The big news in tech this morning? Microsoft's 32-year-old Paint program. Oh -- and we're expecting a new phone or two from Motorola. It's that kind of day.

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02:14
Qualcomm Embarrassingly Continues to Fight the...

On July 19, Patently Apple reported that Apple had joined their four key iPhone assemblers in a new lawsuit against Qualcomm. On July 30, a tech lobbying group representing Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Facebook filed comments with the ITC against Qualcomm. They argued that barring Apple from importing foreign-assembled iPhones that use Intel Corp chips - as Qualcomm has requested - would cause "significant shocks to supply" for phones and would hurt consumers. You'd think that Qualcomm would figure a way to resolve their issues with the entire industry. Instead, Qualcomm fired back in a new filing yesterday accusing its many critics of waging a "coordinated effort aimed at misdirecting" trade regulators.

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02:02
Stanford built a '4D' camera for cars,...

A team of Stanford scientists have created what could be the perfect "eye" for autonomous vehicles and delivery drones thus far. It's a 4D camera that can capture nearly 140 degrees of information, allowing it to gather more information than conventi...

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01:05
TiVo's voice-controlled Bluetooth remote has a...

The TiVo peanut-style remote has only changed slightly over the years, but ZatzNotFunny points out that a new revision is close to release. Labeled S6V, this Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connected remote popped up in FCC filings, while a clearer image...

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00:00
Mobile gaming segments are the most lucrative

A report by Newzoo (www.newzoo.com) on the global games market shows that 2.2 billion gamers across the globe are expected to generate $108.9 billion in game revenues in 2017. This represents an increase of $7.8 billion, or 7.8% from the year before.

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00:00
Tech Hunters: Opening up new worlds with the...

You have to hand it to Nintendo: the company knows how to change the way people play video games. As millions of gamers getting to grips with the Switch, which delivers A+ games on-the-go as well as it does docked at home, many will remember the cons...

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Monday July 24

23:40
Nikon working on next-gen D850 DSLR for its 100th...

Nikon has become a bit set in its ways, failing to compete with Sony, Fujifilm and others in the profitable mirrorless and high-end compact realm. For its 100th anniversary, the camera maker has no intention of ceding the high-end professional market...

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22:31
Apple TV universal search gets support for Discovery...




Apple this week added a handful of television content providers -- most of which are owned by Discovery Communications -- to a slowly growing list of services that offer support for universal search on fourth-generation Apple TV devices.

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20:59
iFFmpeg 6.4.2 - Convert multimedia files between...

iFFmpeg is a comprehensive media tool to convert movie, audio and media files between formats. The FFmpeg command line instructions can be very hard to master/understand, so iFFmpeg does all the hard work for you. This allows you to use FFmpeg without detailed command-line knowledge.



Version 6.4.2:

  • Added audio PCM 24-bit for MXF container
  • Enabling ‘Create Chapter Markers’ now automatically adds a chapter at each minute
  • Fixed issue running macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • Fixed issue setting the x265 profile option
  • Fixed issue encoding source files that only have audio streams
  • Fixed issue setting the timecode-rendering positions
  • Fixed issue recalculating bitrate according BPP when changing video size
  • Fixed issue writing the Major Brand option (MP42, MP43, etc.)



  • OS X 10.7.3 or later
  • Working FFmpeg OS X binary (see Related Links)
  • ...

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20:59
EtreCheck 3.4.2 - For troubleshooting your Mac;...

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

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



Version 3.4.2:

  • Improved support for APFS;
  • Improved adware definitions and detection;
  • Fixes compatibility with older 32-bit machines; and
  • Other bug fixes and improvements.



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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20:59
Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.17 - Easy-to-use backup/...

Carbon Copy Cloner backups are better than ordinary backups. Suppose the unthinkable happens while you're under deadline to finish a project: your Mac is unresponsive and all you hear is an ominous, repetitive clicking noise coming from its hard drive. With ordinary backups, you'd spend your day rushing out to a store to buy a new hard drive and then sit in front of your computer reinstalling the operating system and restoring data.

With Carbon Copy Cloner, your data and the operating system's data are all preserved on a bootable volume, ready for production at a moment's notice. When disaster strikes, simply boot from your backup and get back to using your Mac. At your convenience, replace the failed hard drive and then let CCC restore the OS, your data and your settings directly from the backup in one easy step.

Any backup application can save your stuff. A CCC bootable backup will save your productivity too!



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20:59
VueScan 9.5.81 - 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
Hopper Disassembler 4.2.10- - Binary disassembler,...

Hopper Disassembler is a binary disassembler, decompiler, and debugger for 32- and 64-bit executables. It will let you disassemble any binary you want, and provide you all the information about its content, like imported symbols, or the control flow graph! Hopper can retrieve procedural information about the disassembled code like the stack variables, and lets you name all the objects you want.

Hopper is able to transform the assembly language into a pseudo-code that is easier to understand! You can use its internal Python scripting engine to analyze binaries the way you want (this feature works only with Lion)! Starting from version 2.0, Hopper can even use GDB to debug programs!

And, last but not least, unlike all other tools of its kind, Hopper is perfectly integrated into the OS X environment.



Version 4.2.10-:

  • Improves information in mach-o headers
  • Adds a new switch hint mode
  • Fixes a deadlock in...
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20:59
Viber 6.8.6 - Send messages and make calls for free...

Viber lets you send free messages and make free calls to other Viber users, on any device and network, in any country!

Viber syncs your contacts, messages and call history with your mobile device, so you can start the conversation on the Viber mobile application and continue from the comfort of your Mac.

Viber features

  • Best-quality HD voice calls
  • Video calls
  • Free text and photo messages
  • Group conversations
  • No registration, passwords or invitations required
  • Contacts and messages sync between your mobile and Mac
  • Transfer ongoing calls between devices



Version 6.8.6:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated



  • OS X 10.8 or later



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19:58
Bounce's Brown Sugar streaming service arrives...

The Apple TV's selection of culture-specific streaming services just got a little larger. Bounce has launched its subscription video service on Apple's fourth-generation media hub, bringing a large collection of movies and TV shows that star or or ar...

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18:18
It's the beginning of the end for Microsoft...

Windows' Fall Creators Update will add a pack of new features to the platform, but it could also mark the beginning of the end for MS Paint. Microsoft has revealed in a list of removed and deprecated features that it will stop actively developing the...

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18:04
Qualcomm says tech group 'misdirecting'...




Qualcomm on Monday responded to a letter filed in opposition to a bid to bar import of Apple iPhone models not using its modem chips, accusing a tech lobbying group of conducting a "coordinated effort aimed at misdirecting" trade regulators.

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17:40
What's on TV: 'Shark Week,' '...

It's summer, and that means it's time for Discovery Channel's Shark Week. Along with the usual specials, it also has Shark After Dark talks set up hosted by Chris Hardwick. In non-shark related news, there's the second season of Community creator Dan...

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17:08
As other tech companies voice support for Apple,...

As the legal saga between the two continues, Qualcomm is firing back after a host of tech companies came out in support of Apple last week. The chip maker is accusing the Computer & Communications Industry Association, a group that consists of companies such as Google, Samsung, and Facebook, of waging a “coordinated effort aimed at misdirecting” government regulators.

more…

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16:21
What’s new in iOS 11 beta 4? Hands-on with 20+...

iOS 11 beta 4 has been released to developers, and it includes quite a few changes in tow. New Home screen app icons for Contacts and Notes are included, along with the ability to open apps via Lock screen notifications with Touch ID authentication. Have a look at our full video walkthrough, as we step through more than 20 new changes found in the latest iOS 11 beta. more…

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16:08
Mac malware that went undetected for years spied on...

Enlarge (credit: Tim Malabuyo)

A mysterious piece of malware that gives attackers surreptitious control over webcams, keyboards, and other sensitive resources has been infecting Macs for at least five years. The infections—known to number nearly 400 and possibly much higher—remained undetected until recently and may have been active for almost a decade.

Patrick Wardle, a researcher with security firm Synack, said the malware is a variant of a malicious program that came to light in January after circulating for at least two years. Dubbed Fruitfly by...

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15:01
iRobot, the company behind Roomba, wants to collect...

A new report from Reuters outlines the push from Roombo vacuum maker iRobot to expand further into smart home territory. According to the report, iRobot is looking to start collecting mapping information and sell it to tech companies such as Apple to help improve their smart home information.

more…

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14:54
What's New in iOS 11 Beta 4: Lock Screen and...

Apple seeded the fourth beta of iOS 11 to developers this morning, bringing some of the most significant changes we've seen yet in an iOS 11 beta.

A much-desired swipe feature for clearing Notifications on the Lock screen has been added, and there are also several visual tweaks to icons throughout the operating system. We've outlined all of the changes in both the video and the post below.

Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.

- New icons - Apple has introduced new icons for the Contacts, Notes, and Reminders app. Some of the app icons may be bugged for some people, showing certain details, like bullets for Reminders, on the wrong side of the icon. This is because Apple inverts the icons for languages that read right to left instead of left to right,...

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14:45
AWT News Update: July 24, 2017

The week starts with a flurry of activity in the world of Apple:

  • Samsung may be manufacturing some of the A12 chips for 2018 iPhones in a bid to gain more contract chipmaking marketshare
  • The fourth developer betas of iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, tvOS 11 and watchOS 4 were released today
  • iRobot wants to sell data collected by its Roomba 900-series vacuum robots to companies like Apple, Amazon and Google
  • Honda has added the 2018 Ridgeline pickup truck to its list of lines compatible with Apple CarPlay

The text version of the podcast can be viewed 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.

Text Version

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14:00
How to use the Medical ID feature in Apple's...




A lesser-known but theoretically life-saving feature of Apple's iOS Health app is Medical ID -- a quick guide for nurses, doctors, ambulance crews and others in an emergency. Here's how to set it up on an iPhone running iOS 10.

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13:30
∞ The most improved Apple app in iOS 11

I’ve been using iOS 11 betas for a while now and one of the apps that I’m really impressed with is Maps. I don’t know why, but I use mapping apps a lot to test them out—it’s a strange habit that I developed years ago and I still do it today.

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13:21
Apple has a temporary solution for certain MacBook...

Apple offers battery service free of charge with AppleCare+ coverage. For Mac laptops that are out of warranty, there’s a fee of U.S. $199 to have the battery replaced. 

However, due to a constraint of top case assemblies with integrated batteries, Apple has informed its Genius Bar employees and Apple Authorized Service Providers that it’s currently unable to service the batteries of 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display models released in mid-2012 and early 2013, according to MacRumors.

The solution (albeit a temporary one)? Customers may choose to delay battery service until inventory becomes available, in exchange for Apple covering the cost of the repair. Or, to avoid a delay, an internal Apple directive obtained by MacRumors says customers may exchange the MacBook Pro for a functionally equivalent model.

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13:18
Latest iPhone 8 renders imagine a seamless status...

While the rumored iPhone 8 is expected to introduce a new edge-to-edge display, a notch-like section is expected to surround the speaker and camera sensors along the top front. New iPhone 8 renders published by Forbes show how iOS could use this space to seamlessly integrate the status bar…

more…

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12:43
Roomba developer iRobot looking to sell owner's...




Home automation company iRobot is looking at mapping user's houses with permission using newer version of the Roomba, and selling that data to Apple, Amazon, and Google.

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12:15
Apple Exchanging Some 2012 and Early 2013 MacBook...

After hundreds of charging cycles, a MacBook Pro's battery begins to lose its ability to hold a charge and should be replaced. Apple offers battery service free of charge with AppleCare+ coverage, or it charges an out-of-warranty fee of $199 in the United States, £199 in the UK, or $259 in Canada.

Due to a severe constraint of top case assemblies with integrated batteries, however, Apple has informed its Genius Bar employees and Apple Authorized Service Providers it is currently unable to service the batteries of 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display models released in Mid 2012 and Early 2013.

According to Apple's internal directive, obtained by MacRumors, top case assemblies with batteries for the aforementioned MacBook Pro models will remain severely constrained until September 15, 2017. The directive does not identify a reason for the shortage, which...

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12:08
Linkin Park’s Bennington filmed Carpool Karaoke...

Earlier this month, the band tweeted an on-set photo with Bennington pictured alongside Linkin Park band members Joe Hahn and Mike Shinoda, and Ken Jeong, best known for his role as Ben Chang on the NBC sitcom Community.

I really hope Apple airs this episode.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:59
Video: A closer look at what one case maker expects...




Whether or not it represents the actual final design of the "iPhone 8," one case maker is betting heavily that the appearance of Apple's next-generation flagship handset has leaked. AppleInsider offers a quick summary of everything you need to know in this new video.

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11:44
Viber 6.8.6 - Send messages and make calls for free...

Viber lets you send free messages and make free calls to other Viber users, on any device and network, in any country!

Viber syncs your contacts, messages and call history with your mobile device, so you can start the conversation on the Viber mobile application and continue from the comfort of your Mac.

Viber features

  • Best-quality HD voice calls
  • Video calls
  • Free text and photo messages
  • Group conversations
  • No registration, passwords or invitations required
  • Contacts and messages sync between your mobile and Mac
  • Transfer ongoing calls between devices



Version 6.8.6:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated



  • OS X 10.8 or later



Download Now]]>

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11:41
Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.17 - Easy-to-use backup/...

Carbon Copy Cloner backups are better than ordinary backups. Suppose the unthinkable happens while you're under deadline to finish a project: your Mac is unresponsive and all you hear is an ominous, repetitive clicking noise coming from its hard drive. With ordinary backups, you'd spend your day rushing out to a store to buy a new hard drive and then sit in front of your computer reinstalling the operating system and restoring data.

With Carbon Copy Cloner, your data and the operating system's data are all preserved on a bootable volume, ready for production at a moment's notice. When disaster strikes, simply boot from your backup and get back to using your Mac. At your convenience, replace the failed hard drive and then let CCC restore the OS, your data and your settings directly from the backup in one easy step.

Any backup application can save your stuff. A CCC bootable backup will save your productivity too!



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11:12
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 24...

Notable software releases this week include Moneydance 2017.4, Logic Pro X 10.3.2, 1Password 6.8, Transmit 5.0, Safari 10.1.2, iTunes 12.6.2, and Security Update 2017-003 (Yosemite and El Capitan).

 

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11:12
ExtraBITS for 24 July 2017

In ExtraBITS this week, Apple teams up with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to promote Siri, and Google Glass (remember Google Glass?) hits the industrial scene.

 

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10:57
Apple posts new iOS, macOS, tvOS, watchOS developer...

Apple has released the fourth developer betas of iOS 11, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, tvOS 11, and watchOS 4. The new beta versions can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

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10:45
The 5 Technologies We Need to Change the World


I just finished reading an interesting hard science fiction book called The Punch Escrow. The story takes place several decades in the future, and it revolves around the idea of quantum foam and teleportation. It points out why teleportation never may be practical, but it brings up the idea of human 3D printing, which could be used more effectively for space exploration. However, it also would have a massive number of other uses, both good and bad, which got me thinking about what else could change our future in a massive way.

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10:42
Amazon, Best Buy, and Staples have knocked $50 off...

Amazon seems intent on getting an Echo into everyone's home right now. Just a month ago we saw Amazon drop the Echo to its lowest price yet at $130, and then the retailer sliced even deeper and offered its smart speaker for $90 during Prime Day.

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

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10:40
Honda makes 2018 Ridgeline next truck to get Apple...




Honda has added another pickup truck -- the 2018 Ridgeline -- to its stable of vehicles compatible with Apple's CarPlay, which bridges Siri and iPhone apps with with dash interfaces.

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10:36
EtreCheck 3.4.2 - For troubleshooting your Mac;...

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

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



Version 3.4.2:

  • Improved support for APFS;
  • Improved adware definitions and detection;
  • Fixes compatibility with older 32-bit machines; and
  • Other bug fixes and improvements.



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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10:20
Apple releases fourth developer betas of iOS 11,...




Apple has updated all four of its developer betas, with fourth releases of iOS 11, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, tvOS 11, and WatchOS 4.

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10:20
Mysterious Mac Malware Has Infected Hundreds of...

An anonymous reader shares a report: A mysterious piece of malware has been infecting hundreds of Mac computers for years -- and no one noticed until a few months ago. The malware is called "FruitFly," and one of its variants, "FruitFly 2" has infected at least 400 victims over the years. FruitFly 2 is intriguing and mysterious: its goals, who's behind it, and how it infects victims, are all unknown. Earlier this year, an ex-NSA hacker started looking into a piece of malware he described to me as "unique" and "intriguing." It was a slightly different strain of a malware discovered on four computers earlier this year by security firm Malwarebytes, known as "FruitFly." This first strain had researchers scratching their heads. On the surface, the malware seemed "simplistic." It was programmed mainly to surreptitiously monitor victims through their webcams, capture their screens, and log keystrokes. But, strangely, it went undetected since at least 2015. There was no indication of who...

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10:08
tvOS 11 developer beta 4 for Apple TV now available

Apple is rolling out the fourth tvOS 11 developer beta for testing on the fourth-gen Apple TV. tvOS 11 brings Home screen sync, automatic dark and light mode, full AirPods support, AirPlay 2 and more.

more…

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10:07
Hopper Disassembler 4.2.10- - Binary disassembler,...

Hopper Disassembler is a binary disassembler, decompiler, and debugger for 32- and 64-bit executables. It will let you disassemble any binary you want, and provide you all the information about its content, like imported symbols, or the control flow graph! Hopper can retrieve procedural information about the disassembled code like the stack variables, and lets you name all the objects you want.

Hopper is able to transform the assembly language into a pseudo-code that is easier to understand! You can use its internal Python scripting engine to analyze binaries the way you want (this feature works only with Lion)! Starting from version 2.0, Hopper can even use GDB to debug programs!

And, last but not least, unlike all other tools of its kind, Hopper is perfectly integrated into the OS X environment.



Version 4.2.10-:

  • Improves information in mach-o headers
  • Adds a new switch hint mode
  • Fixes a deadlock in...
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10:01
Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of macOS High Sierra to...

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the third beta and more than a month after introducing the new software at the 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference.

The fourth beta of macOS High Sierra can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center or over-the-air using the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

macOS High Sierra builds on features introduced in Sierra, focusing on new core storage, video, and graphics technology. It introduces a new Apple File System (APFS), High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC), and an updated version of Metal with support for VR and external GPUs.

Subscribe to the...

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09:58
Apple releases macOS High Sierra beta 4 to developers

Apple has released macOS High Sierra beta 4 for developer testing. macOS High Sierra includes the new Apple File System, HEVC video playback, Metal 2, Photos and Safari upgrades, and more.

more…

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09:58
Google and Samsung are gaining on Apple in mobile...

Google and Samsung smartphones are gaining on Apple’s iPhone in mobile gaming monetization, according to a new study of 1.4 million players across North America in June from DeltaDNA, as noted by VentureBeat.

The study calculates the percentage of overall players spending money on games each day and the average revenue per daily active user (ARPDAU). The Samsung Galaxy S8+ achieved the highest in both metrics with a 3.3% daily conversion and $0.54 ARPDAU. The iPhone 7 Plus came in second with 2.6% and $0.36 with Google’s Pixel XL closely behind with 2.6% and $0.32. 

The study also looked at the percentage of free-to-play (F2P) players going on to spend money each day when using the latest iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S, and Google Pixel smartphone models. The Samsung Galaxy S8+, the most recently released smartphone in the study, is not only...

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09:57
watchOS 4 beta 4 for Apple Watch now available

Apple has released the fourth watchOS 4 developer beta for testing on all Apple Watch models. watchOS 4 brings new watch faces including Siri and Toy Story options, enhanced Music and Workout experiences, Apple News, person to person payments and Apple Pay Cash, and more.

more…

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09:57
Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of iOS 11 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of iOS 11 to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after releasing the third beta and more than a month after introducing the new update at the Worldwide Developers Conference.

Registered developers can download the new iOS 11 beta from Apple's Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed.

According to Apple's release notes, today's beta fixes some errors with VSCO, Pinterest, Citi Mobile, and Apple's personal assistant Siri, but introduces new known issues. Tapping the AirPlay button in videos that aren't full screen can cause some apps to crash, and FaceTime Live Photos is disabled by default and must be re-enabled.

The call history list in the Recents tab does not update immediately in the beta,...

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09:54
Apple releases iOS 11 beta 4 to developers

Apple has released iOS 11 developer beta 4 for developers on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iOS 11 brings new features like drag-and-drop and a redesigned multitasking interface for iPad, a new customizable Control Center, and much more.

Changes below:

more…

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09:48
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active lacks edge-to-edge Infinity...




Details have emerged early about the new Galaxy S8 Active from a user purporting to have the device in hand, with pictures surfacing showing that the edge-to-edge Infinity Display featured heavily in advertising is absent from the ruggedized phone.

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09:34
External Link: The Rock X Siri: Don’t Try This At...

Want to see how well Siri works when it’s backed up by a full team of video production editors? Apple has produced an amusing “film” with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in which he manages to use Siri repeatedly while doing everyday made-up movie star stuff. We believe all the actual Siri commands he issues could work, although many would require that the iPhone be unlocked. And when we tried to duplicate his commands, Siri failed to understand our words much of the time. Happily, when Siri misheard “read my last email” as “delete my email,” we learned that Siri isn’t allowed to delete emails. Which is a good thing.

 

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09:34
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 13″ 512GB MacBook Pro w/ Touch...

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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09:25
Samsung aims to 'triple' chipmaking...




Samsung is working to triple its share of the contract chip manufacturing industry within the next five years, a company executive said on Monday -- possibly supporting rumors that Apple will add Samsung back to A-series production for next year's iPhones.

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09:07
Ireland gearing up escrow fund, government...




Nearly a year after the initial declaration, Ireland is making ready to receive a $15.2 billion tax payment from Apple, and hold it in secure escrow until appeals end.

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08:55
Scam ID and Scam Block coming to Metro PCS to stop...

Scam callers are never fun to deal with, and it can sometimes feel like half of all the calls you get throughout the day are from people trying to nab personal info that they have no business knowing. If you’re using your iPhone on MetroPCS, you’ll soon be able to use two new features that will make dealing with scammers a thing of the past.
more…

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08:51
Back to School Deals: 13" MacBook Pro (2017)...




Monday morning deals are rolling in with instant markdowns on Apple's latest 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro and 27-inch iMac 5K with Radeon 575 graphics. Save $100 to $150 instantly -- or pick up a closeout 9.7-inch iPad Pro for $90 to $150 off with no tax collected outside NY and NJ.

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08:35
Decision Time for Foxconn's Announcements...

Last month Patently Apple posted a report titled "Foxconn is closer to Announcing their new U.S. Plant Location and it just might be Wisconsin." The report noted that while the deal hadn't been cemented just yet, it would appear that Wisconsin is going to get the new Foxconn Plant. President Donald Trump alluded to negotiations with an unspecified company during a visit to Milwaukee yesterday, saying Walker might get "a very happy surprise very soon." Today we're learning that a Foxconn announcement is closer to being made that will see a plant going to Wisconsin

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08:00
The moon may be hiding lots of water below its...

Since 2008, we've known that there is water on the moon. The lack of atmosphere and a magnetic field means that most of the water on our satellite's surface would be immediately stripped by the sun. However, that doesn't apply within the Moon's inter...

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07:53
JCPenney begins offering full support for Apple Pay...




JCPenney is now accepting Apple Pay across all of its U.S. locations, the department store chain announced on Monday, including support for store-branded credit cards and associated rewards points.

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07:39
Apple's Strong iPhone Line-Up for this Fall...

Apple will be introducing three new iPhone models in September and behind the scenes its sucking the wind out of smartphone industry for Apple competitors. In some ways the anninversary iPhone has intimadated competitors. A new report today states that "Chip orders from the non-Apple camp should have picked up starting April and grown through August, but orders seem to have been pushed back in 2017 as companies adopt a wait-and-see approach before the launch of Apple's upcoming iPhones which they believe will come with revolutionary features."

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07:33
Save yourself from ransomware with Data Backup 4 for...

Have you heard about ransomware on the news lately? It's malware that basically holds your important data hostage until you do one of two things: pay a monetary ransom or (better idea) wipe your Mac and restore it with a fresh backup. ProSoft's Data Backup 4 for Mac is one of the top apps for creating bootable backups of your Mac, and we have it for $19.99 -- 60% off the regular price.

Data Backup does everything you need to make and maintain backups:

  • Clone your startup drive to make a bootable backup to get up & running instantly in the event of a crash
  • Specify which files are never backed up using file exceptions
  • Run any data backup task on any specific day, date, or other recurring basis
  • Copy all modified files since...
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07:19
Case maker 'highly confident' on Apple...




A week after a case manufacturer "confirmed" the iPhone 8 design, the same company has altered its rendering of the device slightly to conform to new ideas about the "notch" at the top of the screen for sensors, but still including a larger power/lock button and no rear Touch ID.

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07:10
CarPlay available for 2018 Honda Ridgeline truck on...

Steve Jobs famously compared tablets and laptops to cars and trucks, saying that cars would suit most people’s needs, but there would still be those who needed more powerful and capable trucks. If your automotive needs fall into the latter category, Honda has you covered with a CarPlay option in the 2018 Ridgeline …

more…

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07:04
Apple partner Foxconn may announce 'Made in...




Foxconn may announce as soon as this week in Washington D.C. its plans for producing electronics in the U.S. -- specifically in Detroit and Wisconsin -- though it is unknown whether Apple will play a part.

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07:00
TSMC Entering CoWoS Technology Market Powering AI...

Back in June Apple's CEO Tim Cook confirmed that Project Titan was the "Mother of all AI Projects." It's probably one of the most difficult A.I. projects actually to work on." Now it appears that there may be some help around the corner from Apple supplier TSMC. While the InFo process technology helped TSMC land exclusive deals for Apple's A-series chips for iPhones in 2016 and 2017, and also likely in 2018, the more- advanced CoWoW process technology is also ready to help the company ride high on the wave of AI.

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06:43
Dwayne Johnson teams up with Apple for Siri...

Actor Dwayne Johnson — who seems to have found a way to work 25/8 — has teamed up with Apple for an ad promoting Siri, the tech giant’s personal digital assistant. The spot is called The Rock X Siri: Dominate the Day and you can watch it on Apple’s YouTube channel. Johnson's Facebook post about the movie says:

“I partnered with #Apple to make the BIGGEST, COOLEST, CRAZIEST, DOPEST, MOST OVER THE TOP, FUNNEST (is that even a word?) movie ever.

And I have the greatest co-star of all time - #SIRI. I make movies for the world to enjoy and we also made this one to motivate you to get out there and get the job done. I want you to watch it, have fun with it and then go LIVE IT.”

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06:33
JCPenney now accepting Apple Pay

JCPenney, one of the largest apparel and home furnishings retailer in the U.S., has announced support for Apple Pay. Apple’s mobile payment system will be available in all stores nationwide. 

JCPenney will also make its credit card available on Apple Pay. This allows credit card users to earn shopping points through JCPenney Rewards, the retailer's customer loyalty program.

In store, Apple Pay works with iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE and Apple Watch. JCPenney point-of-sale registers now process all Apple Pay supported credit and debit bank cards, including the JCPenney's credit card and co-branded Mastercard, both issued by Synchrony Bank and available to use with Apple’s mobile payment system.

Customers can add their JCPenney credit card as a payment option to Apple Pay using the Wallet or Apple Watch app on their iPhone. Plus, coming soon, customers with the JCPenney app on iPhone and iPad will have the...

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06:29
∞ The Rock’s crazy, long form Siri commercial

[VIDEO] Not quite sure what to make of this. At almost 4 minutes long, it’s too long for a commercial, though it could easily be cut into reusable snippets. Could this be the beginning of a long-term deal between Apple and Dwayne Johnson (formerly known as The Rock)?

And what about the voice of Siri itself? In the commercial, it’s the voice we all know and love, that of Susan Bennett. But in iOS 11, Apple is shifting to a synthesized voice, a voice that, to me, bears no resemblance to the Siri we’ve all grown to know and love.

Is this new investment in Susan’s Siri voicing a sign that Susan Bennett will have a home in iOS 11?

No matter, take a few minutes, click through to the main Loop post, and watch The Rock, Dwayne Johnson, take Siri through his day. Boring, this is not.

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06:19
JCPenney Now Accepts Apple Pay Nationwide,...

American department store chain JCPenney today announced it now accepts Apple Pay at all of its stores across the United States. The retailer said Apple Pay in the JCPenney app for iPhone and iPad is coming soon as well.

JCPenney also said it will make its credit card available on Apple Pay, which enables customers to earn shopping points through its JCPenney Rewards loyalty program, directly in the Wallet app on iPhone.JCPenney point-of-sale registers now process all Apple Pay supported credit and debit bank cards, including the Company's credit card and co-branded Mastercard, both issued by Synchrony Bank and available to use with Apple Pay. Customers simply add their JCPenney credit card as a payment option to Apple Pay using...

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06:17
Non-Apple chip suppliers seeing slowdown as Apple...




Although chipmakers in the Apple supply chain saw their orders accelerate in June, suppliers for non-Apple devices have encountered unexpectedly slow orders this year -- possibly because device makers are waiting to see what the "iPhone 8" and/or "iPhone 7s" will bring to the table, according to a report.

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06:16
The backup speech, in case the moon landing went...

Friday marked the 48th anniversary of humanity’s first step on the moon. Came across this article, where William Safire talks about the speech he was asked to write for then-President Richard Nixon to deliver if things went terribly wrong.

Shortly before the mission, Apollo 8 astronaut and White House liaison Frank Borman called President Nixon’s speechwriter, William Safire.

“You’ll want to consider an alternative posture for the President in the event of mishaps,” Borman told Safire, according to an NBC “Meet The Press” interview with Safire on July 18, 1999.

At first, Safire didn’t understand what Borman meant — he told NBC that it sounded like “gobbledygook” — but Borman quickly clarified.

“I can hear [Borman] now: ‘Like what to do for the widows,'” Safire said. In short, Borman wanted a backup speech ready in case the Apollo 11 crew died.

A morbid scenario, but a fascinating read.

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06:12
Worldwide SMB IT spending to top $676 billion in 2021

New data from International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts that total IT spending by small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) will approach $568 billion in 2017 and increase by more than $100 billion to exceed $676 billion in 2021.

With a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.5%, spending by businesses with fewer than 1,000 employees on IT hardware, software, and services, including business services, is expected to be slightly stronger than the research group's previous forecast.

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06:08
∞ ARKit app lets you redecorate, plop new furniture...

Dave here. I love ARKit, love the endless possibilities it brings. In today’s episode, watch this ARKit user select some new furniture, plop it in place, angle it just so, and even resize it for the space.

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06:07
Firetask Pro is new GTD task management tool for...

Elemental Tools has released Firetask Pro, the next generation of Firetask, the project-oriented GTD(R) task management app for Mac, iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch devices. It’s available at Apple’s various app stores.

The app provides features such as project portfolios, actions for subdividing tasks, iCloud syncing, a new iOS Today widget, Apple Watch support, and various workflows. The "Today" workflow focuses on tasks that are marked as starred, or are due today (or already overdue). 

Upcoming due tasks in the next days as well as next tasks per project are summarized in a new "Next" view. "Waiting For" provides a view of your delegated tasks grouped by assignee. The "Collect" area groups “Inbox,” “Someday,” and "Scratchpad" together and supports free reordering of tasks.

Portfolios allow users to group projects together in order to provide more order for your active projects. Actions provide a way to subdivide your tasks into individual steps that have to be...

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06:06
Apple has Reportedly Purchased Specialized Equipment...

A new supply chain report published this morning claims that Apple has purchased specialized equipment relating to OLED development for new applications and beyond.

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06:05
Elemental Tools releases Firetask Pro for the Mac,...

Elemental Tools has released Firetask Pro, the next generation of Firetask, the project-oriented GTD(R) task management app for Mac, iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch devices. It’s available at Apple’s various app stores.

The app provides features such as project portfolios, actions for subdividing tasks, iCloud syncing, a new iOS Today widget, Apple Watch support, and various workflows. The "Today" workflow focuses on tasks that are marked as starred, or are due today (or already overdue).

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05:58
Apple reportedly buys CVD machines from Sunic Systems

Apple is investing in equipment to assist in supplying OLED screens to the "iPhone 8" and beyond according to ET News — as noted by AppleInsider. The tech giant has purchased chemical vapor deposition (CVD) machines from Sunic Systems in Korea, the article adds.  

Chemical vapor deposition (CVD) is a chemical process used to produce high quality, high-performance, solid materials. The process is often used in the semiconductor industry to produce thin films. 

Sunic supplies OLED evaporation production systems for both OLED lighting and OLED display production. The company has supplied over 80 systems globally since 2000.

OLED technology is used in many high-end smartphones.  Supporters of the technology praise its high contrast/deep blacks and potential thickness and power consumption...

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05:54
How to use iOS 11’s new File app

Michael Potuck, 9to5Mac:

Files replaces the iCloud Drive app in iOS 11 and brings a number of enhancements to working with your files on your iPhone and iPad. There is a Browse and Recents tab at the bottom of the Files app. In the Browse tab you can easily navigate between files stored on iCloud or on your device, a Recently Deleted location along with Favorites, and Tags. Let’s dive into some of the details.

Even if you are not running the iOS 11 beta, this is easy to follow and an important concept that comes with iOS 11.

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05:50
Steven Soderbergh’s latest film shot entirely on...

Variety:

Juno Temple is set to co-star with “The Crown’s” Claire Foy in Steven Soderbergh’s next movie, sources tell Variety.

The official title of the pic, which Soderbergh will direct, is currently unknown, but sources says it has a working title of “Unsane.”

Plot details are being kept under wraps, but insiders say Soderbergh shot the entire film on an iPhone, similar to the indie hit “Tangerine.”

Big fan of Soderbergh. His movies include Erin Brockovich, Traffic, and the Oceans 11 series, just to name a few. He does love to experiment.

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05:45
VueScan 9.5.81 - 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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05:44
Ireland seeks custodian for Apple cash as collection...

Peter Flanagan, Bloomberg:

The Irish government is setting up a fund to manage the estimated 13 billion euros ($15.2 billion) it will collect from Apple Inc. in back taxes, nearly a year after the European Commission ruled the country had provided a sweetheart deal on tax to the U.S. firm.

The government and Apple will jointly appoint a custodian to hold the money to be deposited by the iPhone maker, the finance ministry said in an emailed statement. The funds will be held in escrow pending appeals by Apple and Ireland, which could take years. One or more investment managers will also be hired to manage the money.

And from Apple:

“The European Commission’s case against Ireland has never been about how much Apple pays in taxes, it’s about which government gets the money,” said Apple spokesman Josh Rosenstock. “The United States government, the Irish government and Apple all agree we’ve paid our taxes according the law. Since virtually all of our research...

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05:30
Apple investing in chemical deposition gear suitable...




A report from the supply chain suggests that Apple is investing in equipment to assist in supplying OLED screens to the "iPhone 8" and beyond, but who will run the gear and for what purpose is not known.

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05:29
Competitors waiting to see the iPhone 8 before they...

Some rival smartphone manufacturers are waiting to see what features are introduced in the iPhone 8 before finalizing their own plans, according to chip suppliers …

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05:04
The 'Rock' Dwayne Johnson Makes an...

Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American actor, producer and professional wrestler. You should never, ever, under any circumstances, underestimate how much Dwayne Johnson can get done in a day with Siri. Johnson has teamed up with Apple to make a film called 'Dominate the Day.'

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05:00
New Apple Park drone footage emerges, shows...

Drone videographer Duncan Sinfield has completed and posted his mid-month flyover of the Apple Park campus, wherein Apple is apparently applying finishing touches such as landscaping.

Specifically this month, Sinfield highlights the work within the spaceship ring. Apple continues to planet trees and other greenery. When completed, the campus will be surrounded by around 9,000 trees and Apple’s efforts to find only the best tress have been detailed in the past.

Sinfield has also noted that Tantau Avenue, which runs alongside Apple Park, has been closed to public vehicle traffic over the last month as Apple continues to work on the visitor center. Apple is also hiring staff for the visitor center ahead of Apple Park’s grand opening.

Landscaping around the Apple Park site picked up momentum this month, especially in the inner-circle area where Apple has planted a large grove of trees.

Drone flyover videos have become a staple of the Apple Park...

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05:00
If you need to convert between graphics converter...

If you need to convert from one graphics format to another, you need the aptly named GraphicConventer from Lemke Software. It's recently been revved to version 10.4.2, and supports image conversion from over 200 graphic file formats into almost 80 different file formats. 

Features in GraphicConverter include: support for 16-bit per channel grayscale raw import; split red/green/blue batch; a batch function to extract all used keywords to convert&modify; an option to disable indicator for unapplied xmp changes; zoom support to slideshow with gesture; dialog upon click of rotation indicator; a rating tool to image window toolbar; an option to open a browser with a default path upon launch; an option to use EXIF preview as browser thumbnail; the ability to import old picture clippings at 64 bit; the ability to import old StartupScreen variants; and editable number fields for display of slider values.

And, of course, Graphic Converter 10 has all the features of its...

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04:57
Apple’s 2017 Back to School deal expected to launch...

This year’s Back to School deal, in which Apple offers a free pair of Beats headphones in addition to the normal education discount, is expected to be rolled out in the UK imminently.

A source tells us that Apple is in the final stages of preparations for the UK launch of the deal, which was first announced in the U.S. earlier this month …

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04:35
As Apple forsakes Imagination Tech, concern...

Apple’s decision to design its own GPUs for iOS devices rather than license designs from Imagination Tech may have unexpected consequences. A report over the weekend suggests that an equity fund back by the Chinese government is exploring a bid for the company.

Concern is being expressed at the potential security implications of Chinese control over chip designs used in a wide variety of technology, including aerospace and defence equipment …

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04:30
Analyst said Apple could be obsolete in 3-10 years (...

This is why I need to become a professional analyst: one analyst told CNBC three years ago that Apple could be "obsolete" in three to 10 years, due to increasing competition and "make-believe" valuations in the technology sector. 

Yes, it "could" be. It also "could" become more powerful than Microsoft and Walmart combined. I "could" become President of the United States. And pigs "could" learn to fly.

More likely, none of this will happen, at last according to my crystal ball. 

In July 2014 Pedro de Noronha, managing partner at hedge fund Noster Capital, said he was unsure about the Silicon Valley-based company's long-term potential.

"I need to know where a company is going to be in 5-to-10 years. I mean look at Apple, a company we all admire… I don't know where they are going to be in three years," Noronha told CNBC in a TV interview at the time. "It's a very competitive landscape. They might...

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04:27
Mobile roaming revenues to fall 11% globally in 2017

A new study from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) has found that operator revenues from international mobile roaming are expected to experience an 11% decline in 2017, as operators introduce “Roam Like at Home” packages in key markets including Europe, North America and Asia.

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