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Tuesday March 7

10:00
Pinterest adds visual search to its handy browser...

Pinterest introduces new ways for its users to access pinned items on the regular and today it's revealing yet another. Starting tomorrow, you can employ the company's visual search tech to hunt for things from inside its browser extensions. How does...

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10:00
BBC and ITV's 'BritBox' streaming...

The BBC and ITV have banded together to launch their own subscription streaming service in the US. They've teased "BritBox" before, but now it's actually here, for $6.99 per month on the web, Apple TV and Android (Roku, Chromecast and iOS apps are in...

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10:00
Razer's new digital currency is both outdated...

The last thing the gaming industry needs is another digital currency system that supplants dollars for an exclusive "points" system -- and yet that's exactly what Razer invited me to see at its San Francisco offices last week. The company's pitch was...

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09:56
Porsche looks at all-electric SUV, hybrid 911

Porsche may offer an all-electric version of its Macan compact SUV and could turn models such as the iconic 911 into hybrids, its sales chief said on Tuesday, amid a push by parent company Volkswagen to move on from dieselgate.

I understand this is where the industry is going, but there’s just something about the roar of a Porsche engine that gets my heart pumping.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:42
Land Rover's Project Hero SUV launches a drone...

It's no secret that drones are useful for surveying situations where it might be too dangerous for a human to tread. This includes tough terrain that search and rescue teams encounter and Jaguar Land Rover built a vehicle to lend a hand. The company'...

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09:37
Apple suppliers Foxconn & TSMC partnering on bid...




Two of Apple's main supply chain partners -- Foxconn and TSMC -- are joining together to bid for a majority stake in Toshiba's memory business, a report said on Tuesday.

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09:37
New Wikileaks Series Details CIA's '...

In a new series of leaks focusing on the United States Central Intelligence Agency, code named "Vault 7," Wikileaks has revealed 8,761 documents discovered within an isolated network in Langley, Virginia that "amounts to more than several hundred million lines of code." The code contains what Wikileaks referred to as a "hacking arsenal" of malware, viruses, trojans, and weaponized "zero day" exploits for iOS devices, that could give anyone in possession of the code "the entire hacking capacity of the CIA."

This "Year Zero" release is the first in the full Vault 7 series by Wikileaks, and is said to act as an introduction to the capacity and means of the CIA's covert hacking program. The agency's abilities can take aim at a number of popular consumer products from companies like Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft, turning everything from an iPhone to a smart TV into a "covert microphone."

In its analysis of the released...

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09:30
Apple Pay Has Expanded to Ireland

You can now support Apple Pay for your customers in Ireland, providing an easy and secure way for them to pay within your app and website with a single touch. Learn more about Apple Pay.

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09:30
Apple Pay Has Expanded to Ireland

You can now support Apple Pay for your customers in Ireland, providing an easy and secure way for them to pay within your app and website with a single touch. Learn more about Apple Pay.

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09:26
WikiLeaks Exposes CIA Hacking Program 'Vault 7...

Today WikiLeaks has published thousands of documents that it described as the CIA's hacking arsenal in what the website called the "largest ever publication of confidential documents on the agency."

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09:22
Amazon hands over Alexa data after murder suspect...

Amazon has agreed to hand over Alexa data to prosecutors in a murder trial after the defendant, an Echo owner, gave permission. The company had initially refused to do so, saying it "seeks to protect the privacy rights of its customers" and that Alex...

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09:17
WikiLeaks document dump reveals CIA iPhone...




A new batch of 8,761 files was released on Tuesday by WikiLeaks that alleges that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has a dedicated iOS exploit team -- and lacks the ability to keep the attack vectors under lock and key.

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09:15
∞ Woodturning a bowl from a log

I’m completely incompetent with tools but I love watching craftsmen create things out of raw materials. This video is a bit long but worth the watch.

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09:13
The ABCs of particle physics

This seems like it might be a primer or definitions for kids but even adults can learn a lot from this site.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:07
New macOS 10.13 URL reference suggests we won’t see...

Apple hasn’t officially named the next major version of macOS just yet, but we’ll likely see it debut at WWDC 2017 on June 5 in San Jose.

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09:01
WikiLeaks’ CIA document dump shows agency can...

WikiLeaks has released more than 8,700 documents it says come from the CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence, with some of the leaks saying the agency had 24 “weaponized” and previously undisclosed exploits for the Android operating system as of 2016.

Some of the Android exploits were developed by the CIA, while others came from the U.S. National Security Agency, U.K. intelligence agency GCHQ, and cyber arms dealers, according to the trove of documents released Tuesday. 

Some smartphone attacks developed by the CIA allow the agency to bypass the encryption in WhatsApp, Confide, and other apps by collecting audio and message traffic before encryption is applied, according to the WikiLeaks analysis.

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09:00
Engadget giveaway: Win a Marantz receiver courtesy...

You may have updated your set to 4K HDR to dazzle your eyes, but don't let your ears miss out on the all the fun. Auro Technologies offers an extremely immersive theater experience with its Auro-3D audio standard. Using a capable 9.1 or 10.1 speaker...

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08:53
Hazel 4.0.9 - Create rules for organizing and...

Hazel is your personal housekeeper, organizing and cleaning folders based on rules you define. Hazel can also manage your trash and uninstall your applications.

Organize your files using a familiar rule interface. Filter on the file's name, type, date, the site or email address it came from and more. And do more than just file. You can set color labels, Spotlight keywords and comments and even archive files. Hazel also cleans, sporting options to clean out incomplete and duplicate downloads. All this is done automatically in the background allowing you to focus on your real work.

In addition, Hazel can manage your Trash for you, relieving you of having to empty it yourself.



Version 4.0.9:

  • Fixed crash that can occur while editing or saving rule.
  • Fixed crash when editing a rule using attributes that are no longer supported.
  • Pattern editor window should no longer appear in lower left corner of screen....
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08:45
TeamViewer 12.0.72647 - Establish remote connections...

TeamViewer gives you remote control of any computer or Mac over the Internet within seconds, or can be used for online meetings. Find out why more than 200 million users trust TeamViewer!

Free for non-commercial users. Licensing terms for business users can be found here.



Version 12.0.72647:

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed a bug that prevented our OneDrive integration from working correctly
  • Fixed a bug that caused the file transfer to stop working after initiating multiple file transfers from the in session dashboard
  • Fixed a bug that prevented connections using Windows authentication
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when deleting a shared group
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the file transfer from being able to leverage full transfer speeds
  • Fixed a bug where it was not possible to assign a device to an account via the in...
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08:39
iOS 11 concept video shows how Apple could do dark...

A new iOS 11 concept video created by Jacek Zięba shows how Apple could introduce tons of new features to the platform including dark mode, group FaceTime calling, and even split screen apps on the iPhone.

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08:32
Honda & Porsche reveal new sports cars with...




Automakers Honda and Porsche on Tuesday announced two new sports cars with support for Apple's CarPlay technology, namely the 2017 Civic Type R, and the 2018 911 GT3.

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08:25
Bad News for Samsung: Apple Suppliers TSMC and...

Apple suppliers Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) have reportedly joined forces in a bid for Toshiba Memory's shares

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08:18
ForkLift 3.0.2 - Powerful file manager: FTP, SFTP,...

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

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

Features

  • Completely rewritten entirely in Swift
  • ForkLift Mini
  • Two-way Sync
  • Preview
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08:10
Backblaze 4.3.0.16 - Online backup service; $5/month...

Backblaze is an online backup service designed from the ground-up for the Mac. With unlimited storage available for $5 per month, as well as a free 15-day trial, peace of mind is within reach with Backblaze.

  • Easy and automatic. A simple setup process and automatic continuous backups means having safe data is not only for the extremely savvy.
  • Safe and secure. Encrypted data on your computer is transmitted with a secure, encrypted connection and stored encrypted on the Backblaze servers. Never worry about your data's security.
  • Transparent and accessible. Browse and download your files online or have them overnighted to you on a DVD or USB drive for a flexible file or system restoring process.



Version 4.3.0.16:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.6 or later

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08:02
Retrospect 14.0 backup software for Mac released...

Retrospect, the long-running suite of backup software, was updated today to version 14.0 for Mac users. The update is headlined by the support of Backblaze’s B2 API, a low-cost cloud storage solution and alternative to Amazon S3 and others. more…

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08:01
CIA has hacking unit devoted to iOS malware; has...

Wikileaks claims that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has a specialized unit within its Center for Cyber Intelligence that is devoted to developing and obtaining zero-day exploits for iOS devices. A zero-day exploit is one unknown to Apple or security researchers, so cannot specifically be protected against.

Despite iPhone’s minority share (14.5%) of the global smart phone market in 2016, a specialized unit in the CIA’s Mobile Development Branch produces malware to infest, control and exfiltrate data from iPhones and other Apple products running iOS, such as iPads. CIA’s arsenal includes numerous local and remote “zero days” developed by CIA or obtained from GCHQ, NSA, FBI or purchased from cyber arms contractors such as Baitshop. The disproportionate focus on iOS may be explained by the popularity of the iPhone among social, political, diplomatic and business elites.

Wikileaks further claims that the CIA recently ‘lost control’ of...

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07:57
Report confirms Sharp pouring $878M into in OLED...




Sources familiar with the matter have confirmed that Sharp is investing 1 trillion yen into OLED screen production, more than a month after reports circulated that it was planning to do so.

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07:32
Comment: iPhone’s bezel-free direction again makes...

I wrote an opinion piece last year speculating on Apple’s plans for its 2017 iPad line-up. A couple of factors led me to suspect that Apple may be planning to drop the iPad mini.

First, there was the fact that the starting price for the iPad mini 4 is exactly the same as for the iPad Air 2: $399. You’d already have to have a very strong preference for the smaller form-factor to want to shell out the same cash for the mini – especially given that you could combine phone and small tablet functionality by buying the Plus model iPhone.

Second, a KGI report suggesting that the 10.5-inch model would be the successor to the current 9.7-inch iPad Pro, while the new 9.7-inch model would be a low-cost model. That made it seem possible that Apple might be targeting an even lower price than $399, putting further pressure on the mini.

And now, consistent rumors of what we can expect...

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07:25
Republican congressman says low-income Americans...

Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz believes he knows why some low-income Americans can’t afford healthcare costs: the iPhone. The congressman made these comments during an appearance on a CNN morning show, The Hill reports:

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07:21
New Photo Shows the Store Front of the new Apple...

A new Apple Store is set to open in Germany on March 25th. Apple will be celebrating its grand opening of its second store in Cologne on March 25, 2017. A new photo has surfaced of the new store front.

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07:20
Even Porsche’s street-legal racecar, the 911 GT3,...

Porsche has traditionally not emphasized creature comforts in its track-focused cars, even stripping out air-conditioning to keep the weight down. But the latest 911 GT3 – a model primarily aimed at track drivers who also want to drive the car to and from the circuit – now comes with CarPlay as standard …

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07:15
App Camp For Girls registration opens for 2017...

App Camp For Girls, a non-profit organization aimed at correcting the gender imbalance in the software industry, has opened 2017 registration for its summer program that teaches girls how to make mobile apps in one week. This year, the aspiring developers will use Apple's new educational tool, Swift Playgrounds, a new app for iPad that teaches Swift code in a fun and interactive way.

At App Camp for Girls, aspiring software developers receive a broad introduction to the process of iOS app development, from brainstorming and designing ideas to building and pitching their apps. The participants use Macs and Apple's suite of developer tools to build their apps and run them on iPod touch devices. 

Camp tuition is $400 for the week. In addition to launching a new location in Chicago, the program will again take place in Portland, Seattle, and Phoenix. Parents can register for 2017 sessions on the App Camp For Girls website...

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07:12
App Camp For Girls registration opens for 2017...

App Camp For Girls, a non-profit organization aimed at correcting the gender imbalance in the software industry, has opened 2017 registration for its summer program that teaches girls how to make mobile apps in one week. This year, the aspiring developers will use Apple's new educational tool, Swift Playgrounds, a new app for iPad that teaches Swift code in a fun and interactive way.

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07:11
Official webpage hints at Apple Pay's imminent...




Apple's Italian website now includes a section dedicated to Apple Pay, confirming earlier signs that the mobile payment option is coming to the country in the near future.

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07:07
Patent report: face detection, hand detection, and...

Apple has been granted patent involving face recognition, which will fuel speculation that such a feature will be present in the upcoming “iPhone 8.” However, the technology could also apply to iPads and Macs.

The patent (number 9,589,177) is for “enhanced face detection using depth information.” It allows a device to extract and process facial features from a captured image to identify the person or people in the image, typically by comparison to a facial database. 

In the patent filing, Apple notes that a necessary precursor to face recognition in many application environments is face detection. This involves processing a captured image to determine whether there are any faces in the image and, if so, determining the location and extent of each face. 

Face detection is also useful in other applications, such as content-based image retrieval, video coding video conferencing, crowd surveillance, and intelligent human-computer interfaces. The...

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07:03
Apple Reveals First Public Sign of macOS 10.13

While the next major version of macOS likely won't be announced until the WWDC 2017 opening keynote on June 5, eagle-eyed blogger Pike's Universum has discovered what appears to be Apple's first public sign of macOS 10.13.

Specifically, the blog shared a portion of the App Store URL, otherwise known as a CatalogURL, for macOS 10.13. We were subsequently able to pinpoint the full URL by tweaking an older CatalogURL link, and it appears to be a secure HTTPS link originating from Apple's servers, so the screenshot is legitimate.

The full URL:...

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07:00
Nest users can now enable two-step authentication...

Nest is getting a nice security improvement today with an update that brings two-step authentication for user accounts and all of the company’s products.

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07:00
The very cool Lofree mechanical keyboard launches on...

Lofree Mechanical Bluetooth Keyboard. Photo ©2017, Steven Sande

For many years, our keyboards were mechanical. You pushed a key on a typewriter which either directly pushed a letter up to the paper or triggered an electric switch to do the same. Those keyboards always had a satisfying "clackity" sound to them, and had wonderful dished key-tops that welcomed your fingertips. Today, Lofree is launching a new mechanical keyboard on Indiegogo (currently $74, will be $99 when available to the public on Amazon after May, 2017), and I was fortunate enough to get to try one out. It could easily become your favorite keyboard!

Design

The first thing that hits your eye is the design of the keyboard, which is unlike just about any other Bluetooth keyboard on the market right now. It comes in three different colors; pure white, turquoise blue (how 1960s!), and sandstone black...

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06:49
President Trump and the White House National Trade...

According to a new report out of South Korea today, a top trade adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out against LG Electronics and Samsung Electronics, Monday, for unfair trade practices that hurt their American rivals.

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06:44
Apple Pay comes to Ireland

Apple Pay is now available in Ireland with support for KBC Bank Ireland and Ulster Bank. Visa and MasterCard holders that bank with KBC and Ulster Bank can use Apple’s mobile payment service, which also works with the Boon pre-pay system.

Apple Pay is currently available in 14 countries: Australia, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and USA. Apple Pay works with iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch. When paying within apps, Apple Pay is compatible with the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4 and iPad Pro.  It also works in macOS Sierra.

 

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06:38
First pictures from outside of new Cologne, Germany...




The scaffolding and construction fencing surrounding the new Cologne, Germany Apple store has been removed, with passers-by getting the first glimpses of the exterior of the store.

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06:36
Apple to start taking WWDC scholarship applications...

Apple will start taking scholarship applications for the 2017 World Wide Developer's Conference (WWDC) on March 27.

To be eligible for a WWDC Scholarship (https://developer.apple.com/wwdc/scholarships/), applicants must be registered with the program either with a free or paid membership, be 13 years of age or older, and must be actively involved in schooling or be STEM organization alumni. Applicants must provide Apple with proof of enrollment in an educational institution.

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06:15
Apple Pay to launch in Ireland on Tuesday

It looks like Apple Pay will arrive in Ireland this week.

The payment platform is expected to launch on Tuesday according to two sources close to the story.

In Ireland, Apple Pay will be supported by UlsterBank and KBC, both of which are multinational and have supported Apple Pay in other countries for some time now. Bank of Ireland and AIB are the biggest banks in Ireland with the latter supporting Android Pay.

Ireland is the latest country to gain support for Apple Pay. Most recently, the mobile payments platform has continued to expand in countries like the United States and Australia.

Apple Pay presently with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus; all Apple Watches; iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2, and both iPad Pro models. Macs can also now use Apple Pay with macOS Sierra.

If you get a chance to try out Apple Pay in Ireland and have any feedback, please let us know in the comments.

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06:06
Fencing goes down, revealing new Apple Store in...

We’ve been hearing rumors about a second Apple Store in the Germany city of Cologne for years now, with apparent confirmation back in 2015. Apple made it official a few days ago, stating that the store would open on March 25, and Macerkopf took the above photo when the fencing finally came down.

The windows are still obscured, but the German site has a few more details …

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06:00
Nintendo Switch JoyCon controllers usable on Macs,...

You can use your new Nintendo Switch’s wireless controllers with your Mac.

The wireless controllers can be fully utilized by macOS. The units charge via USB-C and has a small Bluetooth pairing button next to the charging port atop the controller.

As expected, Nintendo’s JoyCon gamepads can connect to macOS as individual controllers. That means that even when attached to the Switch controller dock for a two-joystick experience, macOS does not recognize them as one controller.

On their own, the units feature 10 buttons along with the joystick and pairing mode for the Joy-Con controllers can be achieved by holding the pairing button located atop the connection groove where the controller snaps into the Switch tablet.

You can readily pair the JoyCon controller via Bluetooth on your Mac and all three controllers should simply show up as pair-able accessories once in Bluetooth pairing mode. The Joy-Con controllers are identified as “(L)” and “(R)” models,...

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05:59
Report highlights growth for Apple devices in...

Jamf, makers of popular Apple device management software for businesses, today released its Annual Jamf Trends Survey measuring use of Apple products in the enterprise. The key takeaway: both iOS and Mac adoption grew among business users last year.

The report also offers additional insight into growth for Apple among enterprise users last year, collecting data from 300 IT professionals, managers and executives from commercial organizations of 50 to 10,000+ employees from around the world.

Some of the data highlights include:

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05:55
Enterprise storage market sees decline in quarter...

Total worldwide enterprise storage systems factory revenue was down 6.7% year over year while reaching $11.1 billion in the fourth quarter of 2016 (4Q16), according to the IDC (www.idc.com) research group. Total capacity shipments were up 18.3% year over year to 52.4 exabytes during the quarter.

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05:53
MacPilot 9.0.1 - Enable over 1,200 hidden features...

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

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

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



Version 9.0.1:...

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05:50
Gartner: connected home solutions adoption remains...

Adoption of newer connected home solutions is still at the early adopter phase, according to a recent survey by Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com). The survey, of nearly 10,000 online respondents in the U.S., the U.K. and Australia during the second half of 2016, found that only about 10% of households currently have connected home solutions.

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05:39
Honda Civic Type R finally coming to U.S. – with...

The Honda Civic Type R has long been one of the most iconic ‘hot hatches,’ offering sportcar performance in a body based on the company’s 5-door hatchback. It’s never before been on sale in the USA, but the company has announced that all that is changing with the 2017 model, which will be available from this spring.

The long-awaited Civic Type R, slated to go on sale in the U.S. in late spring with an MSRP in the mid-$30k range, is the first ever Type R-badged Honda to be sold on American soil.

“The fastest, most powerful Honda ever sold in America,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president & general manager of the Honda Division, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “We’re happy to inform our U.S. enthusiasts that the long wait for the forbidden fruit of Honda Type R performance is nearly over!”

Along with squeezing 306 horsepower into a 2-litre DOHC engine, the car will come with CarPlay support as standard …

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05:30
How to clear your Safari browsing history in macOS...

You can remove all records that macOS Sierra’s Safari keeps of where you’ve browsed during a period of time you want. If your Mac and your other devices have Safari turned on in iCloud preferences, your browsing history is removed from all of them. 

Clearing your browsing history in Safari doesn’t clear any browsing histories kept independently by websites you visited. Choose History > Clear History, click the pop-up menu, then choose how far back you want your browsing history cleared.

When you clear your history, Safari removes all the data it saves as a result of your browsing, including the history of webpages you visited, the back and forward list for open webpages, Top Sites that aren’t marked as permanent, your frequently visited site list, recent searches, and more. So make sure you really want to remove all this data before you clear your Safari history.

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05:16
Ulster Bank and KBC Begin Supporting Apple Pay in...

Apple's website in Ireland now promotes Apple Pay being supported by three Irish Financial companies: KBC, the Ulster Bank and Boon, the financial payment app in Ireland, the UK, France and Switzerland.

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05:00
macOS and iOS continue to gain ground in the...

As shown by the 2017 Jamf Trends Survey, Apple is gaining ground in the enterprise because employees prefer devices they use in their personal lives. The survey looked at Apple in the enterprise – evaluating growth, key drivers for adoption and ease of management. 

Conducted in January 2017 by Dimensional Research, this survey is based on the responses of 300 IT professionals, managers and executives from commercial organizations of 50 to 10,000+ employees from around the world. It shows that standardization on a single device brand is a thing of the past. In fact, the ability to work on a device(s) that an employee chooses and feels comfortable with largely impacts their productivity and job satisfaction, notes Jamf. IT admins are adapting, finding that deployment, device configuration, security and support are easier with Apple operating systems than other operating systems. 

The survey from Jamf, a company that...

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04:50
Twitterrific for Mac project fully funded, more...

A Kickstarter project to fund the relaunch of Twitterrific for Mac has now been fully-funded, enabling Iconfactory to proceed. At the time of writing, the project had raised $78,616 against its $75k goal.

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04:33
Will you finally read the iTunes Terms and...

After 16 years of existence, surely hundreds of millions of people have encountered the iTunes Terms and Conditions screen… and hurriedly clicked through to accept the giant wall of text without actually reading its content. It’s cool: we all do it. All of that necessary legal jargon is an absolute pain to read, plus it’s doubtful than many of us would actually quit installation and live without the iTunes ecosystem because of what we read.

Drawn & Quarterly

Initially self-published, this brand new color edition is now out in paperback.

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

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04:09
Apple Pay now available in Ireland with KBC and...

As we reported exclusively last night, Apple Pay is now live in Ireland. The service allows iPhone and Apple Watch owners to use the NFC chips in their devices to pay for their shopping at contactless terminals in retail stores across the country.

Apple Pay requires iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, or any Apple Watch, and is launching with support for Ulster Bank and KBC in Ireland. Apple has also announced that the service is coming soon to Italy.

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03:31
Apple Granted 42 Patents Today Covering Advanced...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 42 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple patent wins for facial detection, a precursor to facial recognition; another patent for fabric iDevices; and finally, a patent covering the Modern Buckle Apple Watch band with magnetic clasp. 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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02:57
Apple patent uses depth maps for smart facial...




Apple on Tuesday was awarded a patent covering the detection of human faces in digital video feeds by leveraging depth map information, technology that could be a building block of a face-based bio-recognition system rumored to debut with this year's iPhone.

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00:57
Apple Pay Launches in Ireland for KBC, Ulster Bank...

Apple Pay became available in Ireland this morning, marking the 14th country to accept Apple's payments service.

Visa and MasterCard holders that bank with KBC and Ulster Bank can use Apple Pay in the country, and the service also works with the Boon prepay system. Apple Pay is available to all customers with an iPhone SE, 6, 6s, 6 Plus, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, or an iPhone 5 or later when paired with the Apple Watch.

Apple Pay can also be used within apps and on the web with an eligible iPhone, iPad, or MacBook Pro with Touch ID. Apple Pay can be set up using the Wallet app on all supported devices.

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Monday March 6

23:52
Apple launches Apple Pay in Ireland with support for...




As rumored, Apple on Tuesday debuted Apple Pay in Ireland with support for KBC Bank Ireland and Ulster Bank, introducing the mobile payments solution to its 14th worldwide market.

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22:34
'iPhone 8' Optimism is Driving Apple'...

While a 5.8-inch iPhone with an OLED display is likely around six months away from being announced, the stock market is always looking ahead, and several analysts think the smartphone will be a hit among customers.

Accordingly, over the past month, several financial analysts have raised their price targets for Apple's stock to between $150 and $185, per research notes obtained by MacRumors.

Citi analyst Jim Suva, for instance, raised his Apple stock price target to $160 today. Likewise, BMO Capital Markets analyst Tim Long rose his target to $160 in late February.

Apple's stock has already been on an impressive run this year so far, closing at $139.34 on Monday, just cents off its record-breaking high of $139.79 set last week for comparison.

Long in particular said he expects Apple's trio of new iPhone models, presumably arriving this September, to drive the "biggest...

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22:01
Sonos unveils Playbase, its new $699 TV and music...

The Sonos family of hi-fi speakers is expanding this week with the introduction of Playbase, its new TV and music speaker. Playbase is the first new hardware product from Sonos since the second-gen Play:5 was unveiled in September 2015 (and it uses the new touch-style buttons).

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22:01
The new Sonos Playbase is an amazingly thin speaker...

Recognizing that most TVs rest on furniture versus being mounted on the wall, Sonos is adding a second TV speaker to its whole-home audio lineup. The incredibly thin Playbase is designed to sit underneath a flat-screen TV, connecting to it via an optical cable. As with Sonos’ earlier Playbar, the $699 Playbase can connect wirelessly to the company’s subwoofer and any pair of wireless speakers to form a 5.1-channel home theater audio system.

The rectangular speaker measures 28.35 inches wide and 14.17 inches deep, but is just 2.28 inches high and can support a TV weighing up to 75 pounds. The glass-filled polycarbonate enclosure houses six midrange drivers, three tweeters, and one woofer, with each speaker paired to its own Class D amplifier. As is typical of Sonos, the company did not disclose the amplifier output, but none of its previous speakers have left us...

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21:59
FileZilla 3.24.1 - Fast and reliable FTP client.

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



Version 3.24.1:

  • Fixed rendering icons in the remote directory tree when DPI scaling is enabled on Windows Vista and some Windows 7 machines
  • SFTP components have been updated and are now based on PuTTY 0.68
  • Updated builtin pugixml to version 1.8



  • OS X 10.7 or later



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21:59
KeyCue 8.3 - Displays all menu shortcut commands.

KeyCue has always been a handy tool for learning and remembering keyboard shortcuts. With a simple keystroke or click, KeyCue displays a table with all available keyboard shortcuts, system-wide hotkeys, as well as key combinations for triggering macros in Keyboard Maestro, QuicKeys and iKey. But KeyCue 8.0 contains a bunch of new features that take KeyCue to a whole new level. Gone are the days when KeyCue was nothing more than a menu shortcut viewer.

KeyCue 8 offers a flexible new way to define a wide variety of triggers, which can be combinations of modifier keystrokes and mouse clicks. These triggers can be used to perform different actions, like bringing up the KeyCue sheet for selected types of shortcuts, opening the KeyCue settings window, or other actions.

A completely new action that can be assigned to a trigger is to show a collection of your frequently used URLs. Simply define your own favorite URL collection together with your preferred...

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21:59
Cloud 4.2.1 - File sharing from your menu bar.

Cloud is simple file sharing for the Mac. Drag a file from your Mac to the CloudApp icon in the menubar and we take care of the rest. A link to the file will automatically be copied to your clipboard that you can give to a friend over Twitter, IM, email, or smoke signals. While other applications make sharing a chore, CloudApp stays out of your way adapting to your specific needs.

  • Share files and links (Drops).
  • Upload by drag-n-drop or using global keyboard shortcuts.
  • Share Drops using private or public links.
  • View a history of your Drops right from the menubar.
  • Re-copy the link to a Drop from the menubar.
  • Toggle the privacy level for a Drop from the menubar.
  • Delete Drops from the menubar.
  • Rename Drops from the menubar.
  • Personalized upload notifications.

The published price is based on a monthly billing cycle (rather than an annual one). Plan pricing and features can...

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21:59
DiskCatalogMaker 6.6.1 - 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 6.6.1:

  • Fixed some minor bugs



  • OS X 10.7 or later



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21:59
Amazon Chime 4.0.5551 - Amazon-based communications...

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

Features

  • Frustration-Free Online Meetings - Make your online meetings effortless with Amazon Chime. Meetings start on time, and they’re easy to join. Meetings call you, and with a single tap or click, you can join or notify participants that you’re running late. A visual roster shows who is in the meeting and who is running late, and allows anyone to mute background noise. Amazon Chime automatically reconnects you if you get dropped. Crystal clear audio and HD video keep you focused on the discussion.
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21:59
TunnelBear 3.0.11 - Subscription-based private...

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

Features

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

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21:59
SteerMouse 5.0.6 - Powerful third-party mouse driver.

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

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

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



Version 5.0.6:

  • Improved compatibility with Keyboard Maestro
  • Added numeric keypad to the popup menu in the keyboard shortcut
  • Problem solved where the default button/auto-snapping would move the mouse cursor to a toolbar button in Finder
  • Improved the...
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21:59
Box Sync 4.0.7791 - Online synchronization tool for...

Box Sync gives you a hard-drive in the Cloud for online storage.

Note: You must first sign up to use Box.

What if the files you need are on your laptop -- but you're on the road with your iPhone? No worries! With Box, you store files online -- then access them anywhere, anytime, on any device.

  • Get 10 GB Free and Organize All Your Files Into Folders -- Store all kinds of files online, then arrange them into folders just like on your desktop.
  • View and Access Files on Demand -- Box provides anytime, anywhere access to your files from any device -- whether you're in Nebraska or Norway.
  • Convenience and Peace of Mind -- Throwing thumb drives in your bag, transferring files to CDs, stressing about a stolen laptop -- that's yesterday. Today, everything's on Box.

Get and Share Big Files -- Quickly and Easily...

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21:59
Skype 7.47.0.59518 - Voice-over-internet phone and...

Skype allows you to talk to friends, family and co-workers across the Internet without the inconvenience of long distance telephone charges. Using peer-to-peer data transmission technology, Skype eliminates the central server as a middle manager.

Today, millions of individuals and businesses are taking advantage of Skype's diverse communication features:

  • Free Skype-to-Skype
  • Landline and cellphone calling
  • SMS and instant messaging
  • Voicemail
  • Free video calls
  • Call forwarding to your phone when you're offline

Skype-to-Skype calls, video calls, and instant messaging are free, 24 hours a day, anywhere in the world. Users can make phone calls and send SMS messages at great value Pay-As-You-Go rates, or make unlimited calls to certain countries with a subscription.



Version 7.47.0.59518:

  • Easier upgrade flow
  • Signing in with your Facebook account now opens...
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21:59
1Password 6.6.2 - Powerful password manager;...

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

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

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

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



Version 6.6.2:

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21:59
Path Finder 7.4.5 - Powerful, award-winning Finder...

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

Features

  • View and manipulate hidden files
  • Dual Pane View
  • Full keyboard navigation
  • Folder comparison and synchronization
  • Folder merging
  • Batch renaming
  • Powerful file filtering
  • One-click dual-pane copy
  • Bookmarks and Tab Presets
  • ACL editor
  • File tagging
  • Editable Path Navigator
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21:05
Researchers develop new battery tech that can...

One common request for each year’s iPhone refresh is revolutionary new battery performance and a team from the University of Texas has developed a new battery technology that could one day change the game. The new battery technology claims to be safer, more powerful, and quicker to charge…

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20:19
Programmatically Grab Active DNS Servers On macOS

There are a number of ways to grab what DNS server a device is using in macOS. So when you’re running a script you might choose to grab DNS information one way or another, according to what you’re after. Some of this might seem more complicated than it should be. And that’s correct…

resolv.conf

The /etc/resolv.conf file is updated automatically to look at what servers are used to resolve names used for DNS. The easiest way to see theses to simply cat it and grep for nameserver:

cat /etc/resolv.conf | grep nameserver

scutil

The next way we’ll grab DNS information is using scutil. Here, we use the –dns option, which outputs a lot of DNS stuffs, including all the built-in resolvers:

scutil --dns

To just grab the name servers:

scutil --dns | grep nameserver

We can also simplify the output to just the servers with awk:

scutil --dns | grep nameserver | awk '{print$3}'

networksetup

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19:27
Self-driving bus being tested in San Francisco

A pair of $250,000 autonomous buses began driving around an empty San Francisco Bay Area parking lot on Monday, preparing to move onto a local public road in California’s first pilot program for a self-driving vehicle without steering wheel or human operator.

I’m not convinced the technology is ready yet, but okay.

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18:52
Apple Pay rumored to launch in Ireland on Tuesday,...




A rumor on Monday claims Apple is primed to debut Apple Pay in Ireland later this week, while a separate report notes seven Taiwanese banks recently gained regulatory approval to launch the payments service in Taiwan.

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18:22
How Google's lack of human curation spreads and...




Google search is developing a credibility problem that could be blamed on artificial intelligence. In a statement, the company said its algorithms for generating "featured snippet" answers can cause "instances when we feature a site with inappropriate or misleading content," resulting in false answers. However, Google is also the source--and funding--behind much of the fake news on the Internet, thanks to a similar lack of curation for YouTube.

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17:20
[Sponsor] Squarespace Domains

If you’re thinking of kicking off a new idea, a domain is the perfect starting point. That’s why Squarespace Domains is changing how they’re managed and registered. With transparent pricing and free WHOIS privacy, you can relax knowing that even when you’re making moves, your renewal rate isn’t. When it’s time to get your domain off the ground, you can easily connect it to a Squarespace website or Online Store. Try Squarespace for free today. When you decide to subscribe, use offer code DARING17 to save 10%.

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17:16
Exclusive: Apple Pay to launch in Ireland tomorrow...

Apple will launch its mobile payment platform Apple Pay in Ireland tomorrow we have learned from two separate sources with knowledge of the matter. The move comes as we’re also expecting a launch sooner rather than later in Taiwan. Apple Pay allows users to complete transactions in-person, online, and in-app with their iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or Mac.

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16:05
AWT News Update: March 6, 2017

Steve's finally back from yet another vacation, which means that for the foreseeable future you'll be getting a podcast almost every weekday. Today we get back into the swing of things with three stories:

  • Adobe releases new versions of the Lightroom apps for iOS, adding "Authentic HDR" for creating true RAW HDR images
  • Steve Jobs initially thought the idea of the Apple Store Genius Bar was "idiotic"
  • A new battery technology could greatly increase battery life, decrease charging times, and make for much safer lithium-ion batteries

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

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16:04
AI predicts how athletes will react in certain...

When you think of sports analysis, you probably think of raw stats like time in the opposing half or shots on goal. However, that doesn't really tell teams how they should have played beyond vague suggestions. Researchers at Disney, Caltech and STATS...

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15:45
How to add and play podcasts using Overcast for the...




Apple does offer a Podcast app of its own for iOS devices, but for most people, a third-party app is probably where it's at. Here's how to use one of the more popular options, Overcast, on your iPhone.

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15:36
Major League Baseball approves another wearable for...

Major League Baseball began allowing players to use two wearable devices during games before the 2016 season started. The league is now adding another gadget to its approved list: the Whoop Strap. While the device has been around for awhile now, play...

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15:25
Hot Wheels: Race Off has its charms, even if it...

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

I recently experienced a new benchmark for feeling old: once you start buying your child the very same toys that you enjoyed as a kid. That’s happened with Hot Wheels, and now my home is lined with endless orange track and dozens of little cars to accidentally step on. At least the cars are much, much cheaper than the mass of Thomas trains he now barely acknowledges.

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15:05
Developers can apply for WWDC scholarship starting...

Apple will start accepting applications for its WWDC scholarship on March 27, and for the first time, successful applicants will receive free lodging.

This week, MacRumors spotted that Apple had updated the WWDC website to give more details about its scholarship program. According to the WWDC website, the application submission period will start on March 27 at 10am PT and close on April 2 at 5pm PT. Successful applicants will be notified on April 21.

Apple’s scholarship program is intended for talented students and members of STEM organizations who want to attend the developers conference but can’t afford it. Successful applicants will get a free ticket to WWDC, which typically costs $1,600. For the first time, Apple is also including lodging free of charge. In addition, Apple might be able to provide...

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15:02
PS Vue adds multi-picture feature just in time for...

Sony is launching a new multi-view feature on PlayStation Vue at a very opportune time for sports fans. March Madness begins next week, and starting today, subscribers to the streaming service can watch up to three live channels simultaneously on one...

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14:56
Economists outline potential effects of Trump...

Much has already been said about Apple’s relationship with President Trump, but one campaign issue that’s still looming is the notion of an import tax. While on the campaign trail, Trump often mentioned the possibility of imposing a 45 percent import tariff on goods from China as well as a 35 percent tariff on imports from Mexico.

Since President Trump took office, however, those numbers have come down according to more recent reports. Nevertheless, such an import tax would have an impact on Apple and other tech companies…

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14:49
Notable apps and app updates for March 6, 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

Stela has introduced Stela Unlimited. The app delivers a curated library of original visual content created by artists and storytellers, including graphic novels, comics, illustrated novels and other rich visual media, Stela features content created specifically for mobile reading. The library features a variety of genres and styles. Stela is free to try; subscriptions are $9.99 per month.

macOS Apps/Updates

AKVIS has released a new picture frames collection inspired by the awakening nature, florals and blooms: the Flower Pack, which has 100 designs...

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14:48
Apple Pay gets bank approvals in Taiwan ahead of...

Following earlier reports that Apple was eyeing Taiwan for its next Apple Pay launch, Focus Taiwan published that at least seven banks in the country have gained necessary government authorizations to begin supporting the service.

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14:43
Expected iPhone 8 ‘super cycle’ prompts Citi to...

With at least one model of the new iPhones coming later this year expected to be a major design change, analysts at Citi are predicting a ‘super cycle’ for iPhone sales and raising the target price for Apple stock.

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14:38
'Outlast 2' will seriously creep you out...

The follow-up to hit survival-horror game Outlast is coming to PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4 on April 25. Outlast 2 will attempt to raise the creep factor with more genre-defining "WTF" moments than were possible in the first game, due to budgetary...

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14:35
In conversation: David Letterman

Typically interesting conversation with Letterman. I doubt he’s coming back and it’s good to hear. After all the stress of his time on TV, he seems happy with his life now.

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14:19
Apple may have to pay UK import taxes on Apple Watch...

Apple may have to pay “millions” of pounds in extra taxes in the UK after losing a legal battle over whether its smartwatch straps are an accessory that should be taxed individually or part of the smartwatch, reports The Telegraph.

A tax tribunal in London has ruled that the straps are "pieces of plastic" and an “accessor,” not part of the technology. Apple has insisted the plastic straps, sold with the Apple Watch, but imported separately, are an integral part of the smartwatch.

Products imported into the UK are subject to import duties between 0pc and 17pc, with electronics generally being duty free. Apple doesn't currently pay import taxes on its smartwatches and smartphones. The tax tribunal’s decision, which ratifies HM Revenue and Customs' classification of the strap as an "other plastic", means Apple could lose its import tax...

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14:15
Amazon Echo can add to your Office 365 calendar

Amazon's Echo speakers and other Alexa devices can already control your Outlook.com calendar, but what about your schedule at work? You're covered there, too. Alexa now supports Office 365's calendar functions, giving you a hands-free way of checki...

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14:00
Apple fails to remove UK import duty for Apple Watch...




Sport bands for the Apple Watch continue to be a taxable accessory in the United Kingdom, after a tax tribunal ruled the strap should not be exempt from import duty, despite Apple's insistence it is an essential part that allows many of the wearable device's functions to work.

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13:58
Use a Terminal command to stop your Mac from sleeping

TekRevue:

We generally want our Macs to sleep when not in use: saving battery life, reducing energy usage, and increasing the longevity of our Mac’s components. But sometimes we intentionally don’t want our Macs to sleep, such as when preparing to give a Keynote presentation or when you’re letting a colleague or family member use your Mac.

In these instances, you could go to System Preferences > Energy Saver and use the slider to tell your Mac to “never” sleep. But this isn’t ideal, as it both involves a few extra steps and you may forget to set it back when you’re done.

Instead, there’s a built-in terminal command that can temporarily keep your Mac awake and prevent all sleep settings. This command is appropriately called caffeinate.

This is a really clever little hack. I give presentations on my Macbook Pro all the time and I’m constantly swiping the trackpad to prevent the machine from going to sleep (even when I don’t have to). You need to...

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13:53
Netflix wants another 'Gilmore Girls'...

Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino already knew what the last four words of the show would be when it started shooting in 2000. Sixteen years later, those lines were finally delivered last year in Netflix's mini-series revival Gilmore Girls:...

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13:52
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 6...

Notable software releases this week include Nisus Writer Pro 2.1.7, RapidWeaver 7.3, EagleFiler 1.7.4, iFinance 4.2, and SpamSieve 2.9.28.

 

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13:52
ExtraBITS for 6 March 2017

In ExtraBITS this week, Apple is losing ground to Google in the classroom, YouTube TV plans to challenge pay TV providers, and Apple has a solution to its expiring provisioning profile problem.

 

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

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13:49
∞ Tour a vintage camera fair

I love old cameras and have a small collection of them. I never shot on film so I am completely unfamiliar with any of the cameras shown but the styling and design of these vintage cameras is fantastic. If you are a camera gear lover, this is a place you have to visit. Watching the video, I learned that, in Japan “Mint Condition” means they’ve never been used. So you could get some incredible cameras at this fair.

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13:32
Verizon offers pre-paid FiOS service plans

Verizon announced on Monday that it is making its FiOS fiber-optic data, voice and television package available as a pre-paid service. That means you won't need to submit to a credit check, pay a deposit fee or even leave a credit card number to get...

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13:31
Steve Jobs’s first reaction to the Genius Bar: ‘That...

The mythology of Steve Jobs means that many people think that everything he touched was gold and that he could do no wrong. Even Jobs didn’t believe that and said often that he got great ideas from others. This is one example.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:25
macOS hidden treasures: dominate the dock

The macOS Dock seems pretty simple but there’s a lot of under the hood power in it. This is a good description of all the things you can do with it.

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13:18
KeyCue 8.3 - Displays all menu shortcut commands.

KeyCue has always been a handy tool for learning and remembering keyboard shortcuts. With a simple keystroke or click, KeyCue displays a table with all available keyboard shortcuts, system-wide hotkeys, as well as key combinations for triggering macros in Keyboard Maestro, QuicKeys and iKey. But KeyCue 8.0 contains a bunch of new features that take KeyCue to a whole new level. Gone are the days when KeyCue was nothing more than a menu shortcut viewer.

KeyCue 8 offers a flexible new way to define a wide variety of triggers, which can be combinations of modifier keystrokes and mouse clicks. These triggers can be used to perform different actions, like bringing up the KeyCue sheet for selected types of shortcuts, opening the KeyCue settings window, or other actions.

A completely new action that can be assigned to a trigger is to show a collection of your frequently used URLs. Simply define your own favorite URL collection together with your preferred...

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13:11
How film projection got so complicated — and how it...

The process and history of how and why movies look the way they do today is fascinating.

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13:10
The tech that makes MMO development easy for indies

SpatialOS is the technical foundation that makes massive, persistent, online world-building possible, even for small video game studios. Think of large, mainstream games like Destiny or Elder Scrolls Online: These are huge universes that support thou...

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13:02
How to play Mac games with Nintendo Switch Joy-Con...




If you're among the first to buy the new Nintendo Switch game console, there's an added benefit you can easily take advantage of: The system's wireless controllers are fully supported by Apple's macOS.

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12:57
Adobe updates Lightroom pro photo apps for iOS with...




Adobe on Monday released updates to the iPhone and iPad versions of Lightroom, making various enhancements including the addition of "Authentic HDR," a new shooting mode.

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12:55
Daylite: Business Productivity App for Teams on Mac...

Still digging through emails and passing around spreadsheets & notes? There’s a better way to manage leads & projects – with Daylite.

Daylite streamlines your lead management & project management process so you can win more business & get more done.

Integrate directly with Apple Mail to organize emails for clients, projects, and sales opportunities. Track your sales pipeline and set reminders when to follow up. Share projects, schedules, and tasks with others on your team – from your Mac or iPhone/iPad.

Whether you’re a sales team, real estate firm, or lawyer, Daylite can help you win more business and get more done.

Try Daylite free for 30 days!

...

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12:50
Back by popular demand: The Complete iOS 10...

One of our most popular deals last fall was for The Complete iOS 10 Developer Course. This course by Rob Percival provides 217 lessons that let you master iOS 10 and Swift 3 in no time at all. The course in usually priced at $199.00, but during our deals, you get the whole kit and caboodle for just $25! We're happy to let Apple World Today readers know that The Complete iOS 10 Developer Course is back for a limited time.

Whether you're new to iOS 10 and Swift 3 or an old hand at coding who just needs a refresher, the course covers just about everything:

  • Access 217 lectures & 30 hours of content 24/7
  • Dive into SiriKit, Messages & Maps in iOS 10
  • Explore apps, home screen widgets, HomeKit & more...
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12:48
Public Access' time is done, but a better...

It's been just shy of two years since we unveiled Public Access, our grand experiment in community contribution. In that time, we've seen some excellent stories published on the platform by you, and we are grateful for those efforts. Today, however,...

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12:36
Apple to start taking WWDC scholarship applications...

Apple will start taking scholarship applications for the 2017 World Wide Developer's Conference (WWDC) on March 27. 

To be eligible for a WWDC Scholarship, applicants must be registered with the program either with a free or paid membership, be 13 years of age or older, and must be actively involved in schooling or be STEM organization alumni. Applicants must provide Apple with proof of enrollment in an educational institution.

Applicants must also create a visually interactive scene in a Swift playground that can be experienced within three minutes. They can use Swift Playgrounds on an iPad or Xcode on a Mac. Templates are available in Swift Playgrounds for a head start on more advanced creations.

Applicants must also describe their Swift playground, telling about the features and technologies in 500 words or less. Finally, they must also tell how they’ve considered sharing their...

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12:26
Nintendo Switch controllers can steer games on your...

Ever since gamers discovered that the Nintendo Switch's Pro Controller works with computers, there's been a lingering question: what about the Joy-Cons you get with the system itself? Yes, thankfully. Both Nintendo Actu and Sam Williams have verifi...

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12:15
Apple will begin accepting WWDC scholarship...

WWDC Scholarships reward talented students and STEM organization members with the opportunity to attend this year’s conference. Developers selected for a scholarship will receive a WWDC17 ticket and lodging free of charge.

Instructions for submitting your application are on Apple’s Web site.

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12:04
Twitter suspends ex-KKK leader David Duke... then...

David Duke, the former head of the Ku Klux Klan and vocal white supremacist, was suspended from Twitter this morning. And then the social network restored his account, albeit with a reset follower count. Twitter hasn't commented on the initial decisi...

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11:58
Apple will accept applications for WWDC 2017...




Apple has revealed the process to garner a scholarship to the 2017 World Wide Developer's Conference, and is requiring applicants to create a short scene in Swift Playgrouns to attract the interest of the judges.

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11:54
1Password 6.6.2 - Powerful password manager;...

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

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

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

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



Version 6.6.2:

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11:52
Apple to Accept WWDC Scholarship Applications March...

Each year, Apple offers free WWDC scholarships to students and STEM organization members who don't have the funds to attend the company's developer conference.

For 2017, Apple will begin accepting scholarship submissions on March 27, as is outlined on an updated scholarship website Apple shared today. Submissions will be accepted from March 27 at 10:00 a.m. until April 2 at 5:00 p.m. Winning applicants will be notified of their status on Friday, April 21.

Scholarships traditionally offer free tickets to WWDC, a huge benefit as a ticket is normally priced at $1,599. Flights and accommodations are not typically included, but starting this year, Apple is providing free lodging.

WWDC scholarship applicants must be at least 13 years old, registered as an Apple developer, and enrolled in a part-time or full-time course of study. Members and alumni of a...

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11:40
Apple details new WWDC 2017 scholarship rules and...

Attending Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference is quite expensive when you factor in the $1599 ticket on top of travel and hotel expenses. Apple’s WWDC Scholarships program makes it possible for students and new developers to apply for a chance to attend the conference with most expenses covered. This year WWDC is moving from San Francisco to San Jose, and the WWDC Scholarships program has a new application process as well.

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11:38
Jay Z launches a venture capital firm to back...

Jay Z was rumored to be launching a venture capital firm, and it looks like the scuttlebutt was true. His company Roc Nation has formed Arrive, a VC "platform" that will help younger startups build their brands and businesses. Roc is betting that its...

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11:35
WWDC Scholarship Details Now Available

WWDC Scholarships reward talented students and STEM organization members with the opportunity to attend this year’s conference. Developers selected for a scholarship will receive a WWDC17 ticket and lodging free of charge.

Learn more about WWDC Scholarships.

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11:35
WWDC Scholarship Details Now Available

WWDC Scholarships reward talented students and STEM organization members with the opportunity to attend this year’s conference. Developers selected for a scholarship will receive a WWDC17 ticket and lodging free of charge.

Learn more about WWDC Scholarships.

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11:24
Apple may be considering a stake in Toshiba’s memory...

Toshiba is spinning-off its core memory chip business and seeking outside investors in it. Potential suitors purportedly include Apple, Foxconn, TSMC, Microsoft, Western Digital, Micron, and SK Hynix.

Apple could have the edge to win the business, which would allow it to lock in memory technology for its iPhone and other products, Chris DeMuth Jr. writes for Seeking Alpha. Micron and SK Hynix face antitrust issues while Foxconn faces national security issues. The seller values the business at $17-18 billion. Bids are due March 29. Toshiba shareholders meet March 30 and the spin is scheduled for April 1.

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11:22
Markhor planning line of MacBook, iMac products

Markhor, a men’s shoe and accessory brand focused on old form craftsmanship, is currently running aKickstarter compaign for a line of sleeves and desk pads for MacBooks and iMacs.

“We have 4+ years of experience making leather products. Some of the techniques used to make these are as old as 1800 years. The craftsmanship is our bread and butter,” Imran Haider of Markhor tells Apple World Today. “Our craftsman has procured every little material by hand including the thread and needles. Everything is hand stitched to the finest detail. And we are making them one piece at a time.”

The company plans MacBook Sleeves (in tan, black, ad white), an iMac Desk Pad (in black, brown, and grey), a MacBook Foldable Pad (in black and brown), and an “extra large” Mouse Pad. They’re handcrafted in the old city of Lahore, Pakistan. Prices haven’t been announced.

Markhor originated when its founders Sidra Qasim and Waqas Ali...

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11:19
Yahoo launches ‘Captain’ text message bot to help...

In the midst of an acquisition by Verizon and news of yet another data breach, Yahoo today introduced a new product called “Captain,” a bot assistant that aims to help you manage to-do lists and reminders with a text messaged-based AI.

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11:15
Facebook now flags fake news

After taking heat for months in the run up to the presidential elections, Facebook has been cracking down on fake news spreading through its social network. The company recently began using third-party fact-checkers and gave its users the ability to...

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11:14
IBM's Quantum Leap Could Redefine 'Magic...


No, I'm not talking about that Quantum Leap. IBM just made a really interesting announcement in that it is enhancing its online quantum computer systems with a new API and improving its simulator so it can handle 20 qubits. While listening to the prebriefing was a bit like pretending I was Penny trying to understand Sheldon Cooper on Big Bang Theory, I think this move does showcase yet another huge approaching computing wave that could eclipse the one we currently are trying desperately, but largely failing, to ride.

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11:11
TunnelBear 3.0.11 - Subscription-based private...

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

Features

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

See...

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11:05
Ex-Apple Store chief talks Steve Jobs, Genius Bar...

In a new interview with Recodeformer Apple Store chief Ron Johnson sits down with Kara Swisher to talk about his corporate retail experiences, Steve Jobs, and his ‘idiotic’ Genius Bar idea.

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10:44
Russian hackers are extorting American left-wing...

Russian hackers aren't done trying to influence American politics just because the presidential election is over, if you believe Bloomberg's sources. The news outlet understands that the FBI is investigating "at least a dozen" incidents where Russia...

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10:38
Steve Jobs initially blasted Genius Bars at Apple...




Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was originally resistant to the idea of the Genius Bar, now a signature feature of every Apple store, former retail head Ron Johnson said in a recent podcast.

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10:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Anker Power Sale from $13,...

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

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10:22
Blue Origin's latest rocket engine is finally...

After six years of development, the first of Blue Origin's new BE-4 rocket engines has finally been fully assembled. The company's founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, debuted the images via a series of tweets.

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10:21
Comment: Sleep tracking with Apple Watch is still an...

A common Apple Watch question people ask me is when will Apple add built-in sleep tracking capabilities. My answer is always ‘soon I hope’, and watchOS 4 seems like the next opportunity to introduce it. But there are already third-party apps that let you try it now. The problem for me is finding the right time to recharge my Apple Watch when I wear it overnight.

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10:11
Fitbit intros iPhone-connected Alta HR, plans sleep...




Fitbit on Monday revealed the Alta HR, an upgrade of its more fashion-oriented fitness tracker, plus plans to update the software on two of its other devices with better sleep tracking.

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10:07
Adobe Lightroom for iOS updated with authentic HDR...

I don’t use Adobe Lightroom for iOS often (I prefer to edit on my iMac) but I have used it to demo the power of the app and the iPad to others. There’s a lot of capability in the free app and, when coupled with a Creative Cloud subscription, it becomes a surprisingly full-featured iOS editing app.

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10:06
My favorite guitar pick

The guitar, strings, amp, and even the picks all have a part to play in how comfortable you feel playing guitar. I’ve used these picks for over a decade now. They are strong enough to do pinch harmonics and I can get a good grip on them. I bet I have hundreds of them in my guitar room.

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10:00
New basics training to get the most out of Office

Today, we are rolling out six new training courses covering the basics of using Office. Like any subject—math, chemistry or video games—even when you understand more advanced concepts, you can stumble over the basics. We looked at what customers struggled with, both novice and expert alike, and Office Basics was born. Whether you work with Excel, Word, PowerPoint or another Office app, you can learn a lot in these short videos, like how to sign in to Office,...

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10:00
Steve Jobs Thought Genius Bar Was 'Idiotic...

While the Genius Bar is the focal point of the Apple Store, it turns out the idea was initially panned by late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

On the Recode Decode podcast, Apple's former retail chief Ron Johnson recalled the day he told Jobs about the Genius Bar.

Steve's initial reaction to the idea: "That's so idiotic! It'll never work!"“I remember the day I came in and told Steve about the Genius Bar idea and he says, ‘That’s so idiotic! It’ll never work!’” Johnson said. “He said, ‘Ron, you might have the right idea, but here’s the big gap: I’ve never met someone who knows technology who knows how to connect with people. They’re all geeks! You can call it the Geek Bar.’”

“And I said, ‘Steve, kids who are in their 20s today grew up in a very different world. They all know technology, and that’s who’s going to work in the store.’”Jobs went on to...

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10:00
LexisNexis speeds up legal document drafting and...

LexisNexis and Microsoft Office have teamed up to equip legal professionals with a comprehensive document drafting and review solution that they can use while on the go. Lexis for Microsoft Office eliminates the need to toggle back and forth between document, research and proofreading tools as the full toolset is in one place.

Law firms of all sizes, including corporate legal departments and government agencies, are accelerating their productivity by reducing document drafting time. Learn more about the partnership and integration at Betterwith.Office.com.

The post LexisNexis speeds up legal document drafting and review with Office 365 appeared first on Office Blogs...

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10:00
New in Access 2016—Large Number (BigInt) support

In response to one of the most requested items on our UserVoice forum, the Access team is pleased to announce support for a new data type in Access 2016—Large Number (BigInt).

A significant aspect of business solutions built on Access is the ability to read and write data to and from external data sources that use BigInt (as PK or other), such as SQL.

Add Large Number field to local tables

Large Number (BigInt)—now a supported data type—provides additional analytical capability and deepens the integration experience when users are importing/linking BigInt data. When creating new local tables or editing existing ones, Access now allows users to add fields that store BigInt numbers.

Turn on/off Large Number (BigInt) support for linked/imported tables

Customers specifically asked for the ability to import BigInt columns and link to tables with BigInt columns in a native way. We added an option for users to turn on/off support for Large Number in the...

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10:00
The Travel Series: Keeping your devices safe and...

Apple World Today editor Steve Sande is back from his recent vacation, but he’ll be providing readers with a few more helpful tips that can help them use their tech gear confidently and safely anywhere.

The previous posts in this series include:

How To Be Safe On Public Wi-Fi Networks

Backing Up Data When You're Away From Home or Office

Voice and Data Around The World

Packing Your Tech

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10:00
Trump's new immigration ban restricts residents...

President Donald Trump has signed another executive order limiting immigration to the US, this time temporarily banning citizens from six predominantly Muslim nations. The biggest difference between this order and the one issued in late January are t...

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09:41
Parking ticket chat bot now helps refugees claim...

Joshua Browder's chat bot lawyer, DoNotPay, is clearly multi-talented -- after getting people out of parking fines, it's now helping refugees find a home in a new country. Browder has adapted the AI to offer aid to asylum seekers in the US and Canada...

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09:19
Google Home spouts fake news in response to questions

Google is once again showing the benefits of human curation when it comes to fake news. Several sources have noticed that Google Home is reading back very bad information in response to questions like "is Obama planning a coup?" Citing the very dubio...

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09:14
FileZilla 3.24.1 - Fast and reliable FTP client.

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



Version 3.24.1:

  • Fixed rendering icons in the remote directory tree when DPI scaling is enabled on Windows Vista and some Windows 7 machines
  • SFTP components have been updated and are now based on PuTTY 0.68
  • Updated builtin pugixml to version 1.8



  • OS X 10.7 or later



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09:12
Logitech sees growth opportunity, seeks to build...




Long-time accessory maker is looking to widen its involvement into the home automation and "internet of things" marketplaces, rather than throwing in as a development partner solely with Apple, Amazon, or Google.

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09:11
Path Finder 7.4.5 - Powerful, award-winning Finder...

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

Features

  • View and manipulate hidden files
  • Dual Pane View
  • Full keyboard navigation
  • Folder comparison and synchronization
  • Folder merging
  • Batch renaming
  • Powerful file filtering
  • One-click dual-pane copy
  • Bookmarks and Tab Presets
  • ACL editor
  • File tagging
  • Editable Path Navigator
  • Powerful...
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09:11
Skype 7.47.0.59518 - Voice-over-internet phone and...

Skype allows you to talk to friends, family and co-workers across the Internet without the inconvenience of long distance telephone charges. Using peer-to-peer data transmission technology, Skype eliminates the central server as a middle manager.

Today, millions of individuals and businesses are taking advantage of Skype's diverse communication features:

  • Free Skype-to-Skype
  • Landline and cellphone calling
  • SMS and instant messaging
  • Voicemail
  • Free video calls
  • Call forwarding to your phone when you're offline

Skype-to-Skype calls, video calls, and instant messaging are free, 24 hours a day, anywhere in the world. Users can make phone calls and send SMS messages at great value Pay-As-You-Go rates, or make unlimited calls to certain countries with a subscription.



Version 7.47.0.59518:

  • Easier upgrade flow
  • Signing in with your Facebook account now opens...
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09:03
Cloud 4.2.1 - File sharing from your menu bar.

Cloud is simple file sharing for the Mac. Drag a file from your Mac to the CloudApp icon in the menubar and we take care of the rest. A link to the file will automatically be copied to your clipboard that you can give to a friend over Twitter, IM, email, or smoke signals. While other applications make sharing a chore, CloudApp stays out of your way adapting to your specific needs.

  • Share files and links (Drops).
  • Upload by drag-n-drop or using global keyboard shortcuts.
  • Share Drops using private or public links.
  • View a history of your Drops right from the menubar.
  • Re-copy the link to a Drop from the menubar.
  • Toggle the privacy level for a Drop from the menubar.
  • Delete Drops from the menubar.
  • Rename Drops from the menubar.
  • Personalized upload notifications.

The published price is based on a monthly billing cycle (rather than an annual one). Plan pricing and features can...

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09:00
Moving to the cloud with confidence—Deutsche Börse...

Today’s post was written by Ron Markezich, corporate vice president for Microsoft.

Exciting news for global financial services providers in highly regulated countries looking to modernize their business operations with a move to the cloud: Deutsche Börse Group (DBG) is taking a thought leadership approach to digital transformation by moving to Office 365 to digitally transform the way they work. Based in Frankfurt, DBG is a leading stock exchange in Germany and one of the largest exchange organizations worldwide, with offices in more than 20 locations.

To drive business agility in a digital world, DBG chose Microsoft Office 365 as the foundation for a digital transformation to enhance their ability to grow with the demands of the market, and make their employees more productive.

According to Frank Fischer, chief security officer and head of security of Deutsche Börse Group:

“Microsoft satisfied DBG’s concerns about how it controls...

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09:00
Adobe Lightroom for iOS updated with authentic HDR...

Adobe has released a new version of Photoshop Lightroom for iOS that includes more powerful tools for shooting on the iPhone. Authentic HDR is a new mode that rivals competing high-dynamic-range methods. Version 2.7 also includes exporting raw images and a new widget for 3D Touch and the Today view in Notification Center.

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09:00
Adobe Lightroom mobile now captures RAW images in...

If you enjoy capturing high dynamic range (HDR) images with your phone, Adobe just added a new feature to Lightroom mobile that might come in handy. Starting today on both Android and iOS versions of the app, you can capture those HDR scenes as RAW f...

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08:58
Box Sync 4.0.7791 - Online synchronization tool for...

Box Sync gives you a hard-drive in the Cloud for online storage.

Note: You must first sign up to use Box.

What if the files you need are on your laptop -- but you're on the road with your iPhone? No worries! With Box, you store files online -- then access them anywhere, anytime, on any device.

  • Get 10 GB Free and Organize All Your Files Into Folders -- Store all kinds of files online, then arrange them into folders just like on your desktop.
  • View and Access Files on Demand -- Box provides anytime, anywhere access to your files from any device -- whether you're in Nebraska or Norway.
  • Convenience and Peace of Mind -- Throwing thumb drives in your bag, transferring files to CDs, stressing about a stolen laptop -- that's yesterday. Today, everything's on Box.

Get and Share Big Files -- Quickly and Easily...

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08:36
Smart meters might not be so smart

A study from the University of Twente and Amsterdam's University of Applied Sciences believes that smart meters need extra schooling. Researchers have published a report claiming that the meters are greatly exaggerating the amount of energy that's be...

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08:22
Amazon begins selling iPhone 6 with 32GB storage in...




A version of the iPhone 6 that includes 32 gigabytes of storage has resurfaced in another country, with Amazon exclusively selling the smartphone in India from Monday, following similar sales in China and Taiwan offering the device with the new storage capacity.

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08:20
Exploit that Caused iPhones To Repeatedly Dial 911...

Ben Lovejoy, writing for 9to5Mac: We reported back in October on an iOS exploit that caused iPhones to repeatedly dial 911 without user intervention. It was said then that the volume of calls meant one 911 center was in 'immediate danger' of losing service, while two other centers had been at risk -- but a full investigation has now concluded that the incident was much more serious than it appeared at the time. It was initially thought that a few hundred calls were generated in a short time, but investigators now believe that one tweeted link that activated the exploit was clicked on 117,502 times, each click triggering a 911 call. The WSJ reports that law-enforcement officials and 911 experts fear that a targeted attack using the same technique could prove devastating. Of the 6,500 911 call centers nationwide, just 420 are believed to have implemented a cybersecurity program designed to protect them from this kind of attack.

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08:18
Nintendo's Switch controllers work with PCs,...

The Nintendo Switch may have a lot of quirks right now, but if you get tired of the console, yet love the new Joy-Con or Switch Pro controller, you can use it with other devices. Several Switch fans and critics have confirmed that the controller works with Windows PCs, Macs, and Android devices.

The WiiMote was similarly able to work with PCs, as The Verge first reported, so perhaps this isn’t too surprising—though still a nice bonus. The controller pairs with Windows over Bluetooth; however, it doesn’t work right out of the box. As with other controllers, you’ll need to use a third-party utility to map the controller’s buttons to keyboard and mouse controls such as JoyToKey. On OSX,...

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08:18
Nintendo's Switch controllers work with PCs,...

The Nintendo Switch may have a lot of quirks right now, but if you get tired of the console, yet love the new Joy-Con or Switch Pro controller, you can use it with other devices. Several Switch fans and critics have confirmed that the controller works with Windows PCs, Macs, and Android devices.

The WiiMote was similarly able to work with PCs, as The Verge first reported, so perhaps this isn’t too surprising—though still a nice bonus. The controller pairs with Windows over Bluetooth; however, it doesn’t work right out of the box. As with other controllers, you’ll need to use a third-party utility to map the controller’s buttons to keyboard and mouse controls such as JoyToKey. On OSX,...

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08:16
External Link: Apple’s Grip on the Classroom Slipping

Apple has long had a foothold in education, but the New York Times reports that it’s losing ground to Chromebooks, with its mobile devices now ranking third behind Chromebooks and Windows machines. That should come as no surprise, as Chromebooks have several advantages over iPads: they’re cheap, they have keyboards, they have little local storage so there’s not much that students can mess up, and they’re backed up by services such as Google Classroom.

 

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08:15
IBM plans to build a universal quantum computer

Companies can technically buy a quantum computer right now, but it's not really the same as a general-purpose computer. Even if you don't question whether or not it is quantum computing, it really amounts to specialized hardware. However, IBM hopes...

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08:12
Equipment for Forming 3D Features in a Device &...

It's always fun to read about new consumer oriented inventions like a wireless charging device that shows a user that charging has begun by levitating an Apple device like an iPhone – or to discover that Apple has begun researching new form factors like a scrollable iPhone. But for some of us, learning about some of the behind the scenes processes that Apple is working on to perfect future products is just as fascinating. Last week the U.S. Patent Office revealed two interesting inventions by Apple.

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08:12
Concept imagines Jony Ive’s ‘single slab of glass’...

It seems pretty clear by this stage that Apple is aiming for a near-bezel-free iPhone 8, but while we’ve heard multiple reports of a fingerprint reader embedded into the display, it seems likely that there will still be some top bezel for the camera, speaker and light sensor.

However, with Jony Ive reportedly eventually aiming for the iPhone to appear like a single sheet of glass, a new concept image shows how that ambitious goal might look …

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07:54
WHO: Pollution is killing millions of children each...

The World Health Organization (WHO) released its first report on children's health and the environment, showing that the effects of pollution are felt most strongly by the very young. Of the deaths of children under five, a quarter are caused by smog...

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07:49
Samsung, Interfex reportedly rev up FPCB production...

Samsung and Interflex are beefing up production of flexible printed circuit board, or FPCB, for Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8, the first iPhone that will adopt an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screen, according to The Korea Herald

FPCB connects chips for each parts such as display and camera. Apple is expected to adopt OLED for about 60 million units or 40% of the iPhone 8 this year and double the adoption next year with the goal to use OLED for all its new iPhones by 2019, according to The Herald

So far the only product Apple makers with an OLED is the Apple Watch. LG provides the smartwatch displays. iPhones and iPads use LCD technology, which offers lower manufacturing costs than OLED screens.

LCDs use a backlight behind the screen to emit light, and act as a valve allowing different amounts of this light to create the colors and images on the display. OLED...

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07:34
Here are the two ways 3D depth-sensing could work on...

With growing speculation that a rumored 3D sensor on the iPhone 8 will be used for augmented reality applications, a Barclays research note has described the two different ways this could work. Based on supply-chain reports, Barclays believes Apple actually intends to use a combination of the two.

The simplest way to sense 3D space is to use what the note calls Time of Flight (ToF). An emitter transmits a signal (for example, in infrared) and times how long it takes to bounce off an object in front of the iPhone and return to a sensor. From a series of timed returns, the iPhone can build up a 3D image of what is in front of it.

But there’s a second method...

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07:29
SteerMouse 5.0.6 - Powerful third-party mouse driver.

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

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

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



Version 5.0.6:

  • Improved compatibility with Keyboard Maestro
  • Added numeric keypad to the popup menu in the keyboard shortcut
  • Problem solved where the default button/auto-snapping would move the mouse cursor to a toolbar button in Finder
  • Improved the...
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07:28
macOS Hidden Treasures: Dominate the Dock

The Dock has been a central interface element since the dawn of Mac OS X. Josh Centers dives into all the ways you can use the Dock to manage your Mac.

 

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07:19
Samsung & Interflex boost circuit board output...




Two firms, Interflex and Samsung Electro-Mechanics, are reportedly boosting their spending on production of flexible printed circuit boards (FPCBs) specifically for Apple's upcoming iPhones, including the "iPhone 8," which should be the first iPhone with an OLED screen.

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07:19
An Apple TV should be able to set up an ad hoc...

My buddy, J. Scott Anderson, picked up an Apple TV expecting that he might be able to use AirPlay with the iPad via Bluetooth. Scott was surprised to discover that AirPlay on the Apple TV only works through WiFi. 

That wouldn't be so bad if it could generate its own ad hoc network, but it doesn't. Scott solved the problem by using an Airport Express (which Apple is, reportedly, no longer developing). Isn't that an unnecessary step since both the iPad and the Apple TV have the necessary hardware to avoid this?

Yes, the problem is resolved by using the Airport Express. However, in a business setting, organizations are understandably reluctant to let strangers into their networks. Besides, you can't trust their network performance either. 

Anyway, wouldn't it be much better if Apple would allow Airplay over Bluetooth or allow the Apple TV to set up an ad hoc network?

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07:09
AKVIS releases new picture frames collection

AKVIS (www.akvis.com) has released a new picture frames collection inspired by the awakening nature, florals and blooms: the Flower Pack, which has 100 designs — 50 horizontal and 50 vertical variants for each design.

AKVIS picture frames are decorated with roses, tulips, peonies, hydrangeas, and other herbs and flowers. The company offers a diverse range of themed frame collections: countries, holidays and events, seasons, hobbies and interests, etc.

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07:01
FmPro Script Diff 1.72 adds FileMaker 15, PDF,...

.com Solutions has announced FmPro Script Diff 1.72 (http://tinyurl.com/z2rlkk3), a feature-enhanced release adding compatibility with FileMaker Pro 15, Save as PDF and Unicode search features.

FmPro Script Diff compares, edits, searches and stores FileMaker ScriptMaker scripts outside the FileMaker database. Changed scripts are compared on a line-by-line basis and displayed with color coded tags to the left of each modified line. Copy & Paste scripts are available via the clipboard with no DDR Export required.

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07:00
With Alta HR, Fitbit turns its most stylish device...

Fitbit doesn’t quit. The reigning maker of fitness-tracking bands has a new band, the ultra-slim heart rate-monitoring Alta HR, and I got a chance to put it to the test during a spin class at a Midtown Manhattan fitness studio last week. I’ve largely avoided the spin craze until now, but on this particular day I was front and center as class instructor Julianne Hough, professional dancer/singer/Fitbit spokeswoman/cardio queen, cheerfully encouraged the class to pedal along to the blaring pop soundtrack. I wasn’t paying much attention to the continuous heart rate on the Alta HR strappd to my wrist, to be honest, because I was sweating buckets. Did I mention this was my first spin class?

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06:48
DiskCatalogMaker 6.6.1 - 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 6.6.1:

  • Fixed some minor bugs



  • OS X 10.7 or later



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06:34
Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons work as Bluetooth...

The Nintendo Switch seems to have been quite a hit, acting as both a home console when connected to a TV and a mobile console with its own LCD touchscreen while on the move. Developer Sam Williams has discovered that the Joy-Con controllers for the Switch have a potential third function: acting as Bluetooth controllers for a Mac.

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06:30
Apple Aims to Make Every iPhone With an OLED Display...

A new supply chain report claims that Apple is planning to use OLED for every iPhone model by 2019, with the company expected to adopt OLED panels for 60 million units of the iPhone 8 later in 2017, equating to around 40 percent of its total manufacturing run (via The Bell) [Google Translate]. Apple will double the adoption of OLED panels for the 2018 iPhone before completely migrating over to OLED-only models for 2019.

The same report claimed that both Samsung and Inteflex are currently gearing up production for flexible printed circuit boards (FPCB) for this year's iPhone 8, with Samsung...

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06:23
Battery tech suitable for future iPhone promises 3x...




A new battery technology has been developed by a team led by the original creator of lithium-ion battery, promising safer batteries that can hold three times as much power -- and charge in minutes, rather than hours.

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06:15
Rumor: Next-gen iPhone to feature a model with a 5.8...

It looks like there’s some more collaboration as to the long-awaited OLED display on the next-gen iPhone.

A new rumor via Japanese web site Nikkei is stated that Apple will produce a 5.8-inch iPhone with an OLED display and two with LCD displays.

The site stated the following:

The upcoming iPhone, to be launched this fall, will come in three configurations — two with liquid crystal displays and one with a 5.8-inch organic light-emitting diode display.

5.8 inches is now the widely agreed upon screen size for Apple’s first iPhone with an OLED display, but there is likely a reasonable explanation as to why Nikkei and two other reports suggested the model would have a 5-inch display.

Recently, trusted KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has gone on record that state that the next-gen iPhone, or at least one of its models, will have a 5.8-inch display, the primary area will actually be 5.15 inches, while the rest of the space will be reserved for a...

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06:00
New Apple Park 4K aerial drone footage emerges for...

With only a month or so remaining until Apple opens the doors of its upcoming headquarters, a new batch of 4K drone video has been released showing the progress being made on the site. While the center of the spaceship campus is still being filled in, other areas are starting to take shape at a rapid pace. The newly-named Steve Jobs Theatre can be seen, while work is also continuing on the underground parking facility. Furthermore, work continues on the solar panel roof, as well as the tree and gardening design of the campus.

The video offers a flyover of Apple Park and displays both the main building as well as other subsidiary buildings.

When asked how the late Steve Jobs felt about the site, this comment was offered:

“Steve was exhilarated, and inspired, by the California landscape, by its light and its expansiveness. It was his favorite setting for thought. Apple Park captures his spirit uncannily well,” said Laurene Powell Jobs. “He would have flourished...

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05:48
Supply-chain report says Apple planning to use OLED...

All reports point to Apple using an OLED display in just one of its iPhone models this year, while two other models stick to IPS LCD screens. A supply-chain report out of Korea suggests that Apple is aiming to adopt OLED across all models by 2019.

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05:30
How to manage cookies, website data in macOS Sierra’...

Websites often store cookies and other data on your Mac, including info you’ve provided, such as your name, email address, and preferences. This data helps websites identify you when you return so the site can provide services for you and show information that might be of interest to you.

By default, Safari accepts cookies and website data only from websites you visit. This helps prevent certain advertisers from storing data on your Mac. You can change options in Safari preferences so that Safari always accepts or always blocks cookies and other website data.

However, changing your cookie preferences or removing cookies and website data in Safari may change or remove them in other apps, including Dashboard. However, if you want to make the change, choose Safari > Preferences, click Privacy, then do any of the following:

Change which cookies and website data are accepted: Select a “Cookies and website data” option:

Always block: Safari doesn’t let any...

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05:23
Deals: 15" MacBook Pro (2.7GHz, 16GB, 512GB,...




Today is the last day to save $350 on Apple's Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro in Space Gray (2.7GHz, 16GB, 512GB, Radeon 455) with three years of AppleCare and no tax in 48 states. Or pick up a 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for $1,649 after coupon. Apple's 128GB 9.7" iPad Pros (Wi-Fi Only) are also $629.

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05:17
Mobile apps offer a best practice for serving...

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are moving rapidly toward adopting mobile apps, according to new research from Clutch (https://clutch.co/), a research, ratings, and reviews platform for business services.

Currently, 42% of SMBs have built their own mobile app, but Clutch's survey indicates that SMBs increasingly view them as a worthwhile tool to improve business operations and return on investment. Two-thirds (67%) of SMBs surveyed said they plan on having a mobile app by the end of 2017, a benchmark growth rate of over 50% over the course of the year.

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05:14
Amazon Chime 4.0.5551 - Amazon-based communications...

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

Features

  • Frustration-Free Online Meetings - Make your online meetings effortless with Amazon Chime. Meetings start on time, and they’re easy to join. Meetings call you, and with a single tap or click, you can join or notify participants that you’re running late. A visual roster shows who is in the meeting and who is running late, and allows anyone to mute background noise. Amazon Chime automatically reconnects you if you get dropped. Crystal clear audio and HD video keep you focused on the discussion.
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05:06
Exploit that caused iPhones to repeatedly dial 911...

We reported back in October on an iOS exploit that caused iPhones to repeatedly dial 911 without user intervention. It was said then that the volume of calls meant one 911 center was in ‘immediate danger’ of losing service, while two other centers had been at risk – but a full investigation has now concluded that the incident was much more serious than it appeared at the time.

It was initially thought that a few hundred calls were generated in a short time, but investigators now believe that one tweeted link that activated the exploit was clicked on 117,502 times, each click triggering a 911 call. The WSJ reports that law-enforcement officials and 911 experts fear that a targeted attack using the same technique could prove devastating …

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05:00
Mac business users should check out Acclivity's...

Acclivity's Checkout Point of Sale 4, the latest version of the Mac point of sale software used by global business, sports over 45 enhanced features, a faster image processing engine, and Shopify syncing for e-commerce users. What’s more, the tight integration between Checkout and Shopify provides stores and boutiques with an end-to-end solution for selling their wares on- and off-line.

The Shopify connector puts a leading e-commerce platform with a long list of third-party plug-ins within affordable reach of Checkout users. And Shopify users who have a bricks and mortar store have the option of linking their web store with the inexpensive Mac point-of-sale app.

With the Shopify Connector, inventory items and sales invoices sync directly between Checkout and Shopify so there's no re-entry of data. Checkout supports a variety of image formats, including PDF, EPS, JPEG 2000 and GIF (even animated GIFs).

The tool’s templates have been modernized, including...

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04:52
Apple to reportedly use 3 Korean Flexible Printed...

In early February Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Reportedly Contracts new Korean Supplier for Next-Gen OLEDs with Embedded Multitouch Technology." Today it's being reported that Interflex and Samsung Electro-Mechanics are beefing up production of flexible printed circuit boards (or FPCBs) for Apple's upcoming iPhone 8 ...

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Sunday March 5

21:59
PhotoDesk 4.1.6 - Instagram client for photo sharing.

PhotoDesk lets you view, like, comment, and download Instagram pictures/videos. (NO Uploads! / Image Posting! Instagram forbids that! AND you need an existing Instagram account). But you can do so much more.

Of all Mac clients, Photodesk allows you to use the most features of Instagram on your Mac and even exceeds Instagram's functionality:

  • Video support
  • See pictures on a map
  • Search for places
  • Statistics
  • Save images / videos
  • Comment templates
  • Fantastic, modern UI, optimized for OS X 10.10 Yosemite and OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Note: This application contains in-app and/or external module purchases.



Version 4.1.6:

  • Fixed a major bug which caused PhotoDesk to not work correctly for many users. This was related to the Touch Bar change as well as to some Instagram changes. This version works again, it does so, however, by temporarily...
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20:38
Nisus Writer Pro 2.1.7

Adds support for the Touch Bar on the 2016 MacBook Pro and improves support for tabbed documents on macOS 10.12 Sierra. ($79 new, free update, 225 MB)

 

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20:22
Editorial: The future of Apple's Macintosh




Thinking about the future of Apple's Macintosh becomes more realistic when grounded in facts. It's no accident that several Mac models have not been updated in many months, but it's also true that Apple faces real constraints in dramatically expanding its Mac sales. Here's a look at what's involved, and what's possible for the future of Apple's graphical mouse-based computing platform.

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15:07
New Apple Park drone footage shows advancing...




The latest drone footage of Apple Park shot in early March shows significant landscaping progress in only a few days, and emphasizes the enormity of the campus in comparison to the surrounding neighborhood.

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14:56
Facebook Messenger bots are going to get a lot more...

Facebook's next updates for Messenger have a big focus on bots. Yep, Zuck is still trying to make "fetch" happen with those. Anyhow, the newest bits for the platform are mostly about letting others know that a bit of text originated from. That means...

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14:52
Logic Pros Review: Apogee’s new Element audio...

In this weeks episode of Logic Pros, we are taking a look at the new Apogee Element Thunderbolt audio interfaces. Apogee has sat atop the world of digital audio conversion for quite some time now. Its premium Thunderbolt Ensemble and flagship Symphony interfaces are among the top choices for industry professionals in terms of overall sound quality and unwavering support for Apple’s pro computers. The company has also dipped into the home/portable market with a series of fantastic boxes that bring Apogee’s professional mic-pres and D/A converter tech to a much more affordable price point with the One,...

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14:30
Japanese report backs view Apple's 'iPhone...




This year's top-of-the-line iPhone -- typically nicknamed the "iPhone 8" -- will sport a 5.8-inch OLED screen, Japan's Nikkei said on Sunday as it switched course and backed up similar rumors.

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14:25
A $12 Million Dollar Civil Rights Lawsuit has been...

A new civil rights case has been filed against Apple by two Plaintiffs from the State of Maryland. The two are identified in the lawsuit as being "African American/Black citizens." They're suing Apple for being subjected to racial profiling and want millions in damages.

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13:29
Uber's solution to leadership woes may be a...

Uber is in a lot of hot water lately between Greyball, sexual harassment claims, a political uproar, an Alphabet lawsuit and CEO Travis Kalanick's own outbursts. How is it supposed to get the ship back on course? If you believe sources speaking to Th...

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13:09
Transform your acoustic’s piezo pickup into a multi-...

The Wood Works plug-in for UAD-2 and Apollo interfaces gives you exceptional studio microphone sound from any piezo-equipped acoustic guitar. Now you can easily track multi-dimensional acoustic tones in real time — even in situations that would challenge physical microphones.

Oh my, this looks incredible.

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12:56
Fantastical 2.8.3 adds more Apple Watch options,...




Small improvements to the latest version of the long-running Fantastical aim to keep the app best in class -- AppleInsider checks to see if the modifications add up to anything.

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