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Friday September 1

07:46
Craig Federighi now overseeing Siri development

Here's a bit of good news: Apple's leadership page now officially shows that oversight of Siri development has passed from services chief Eddy Cue to senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig "Hair Force One" Federighi

The change has been apparent for a while, with Federighi and marketing head Phil Schiller discussing the opening of Siri to third-party developers in WWDC 2016 and Federighi doing a solo presentation at WWDC 2017 discussing Siri's improvements in iOS 11. 

Cue oversees Apple's services, including Apple Music, Apple Pay, Apple Maps, iCloud, iWork/iLife, and the iTunes Store. Apple's desire to generate more original content will benefit from Cue's additional focus on that 

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07:39
Maintain serves up Cocktail 10.4.3 (Sierra Edition)

Maintain has served up Cocktail 10.4.3 (Sierra Edition), the latest maintenance update for users running macOS Sierra.

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for macOS that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. Version 10.4.3 adds the ability to easily add menu extras (menulets) to the macOS menu bar. It also fixes compatibility issues with Little Snitch 4 and addresses an issue in which Cocktail may fail to disable virtual memory swapping.

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07:37
Apple Pay Cash coming to Europe, trademark...




Apple is pursuing a European Union trademark for Apple Pay Cash, a service initially set to launch in the U.S. this fall alongside iOS 11.

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07:34
macOS and iOS market share down in August

According to the latest market share survey from NetMarketShare, the market share for both macOS and iOS was down last month. Which is a bit strange, since Macs continue to defy the industry sales trend for traditional computers and iPhone sales are strong.

According to the report, among desktop operating systems, macOS had 5.94% of the global market share in August down from from 6.02% percent in July (that’s global market share; in the U.S. it’s over 13%). April 2016’s 9.2% was an all-time high, according to NetMarketShare’s measurements. Windows remains dominant with 90.70% as of August.

iOS had 32.93% of the mobile operating system market share in August, down from 33.09% in July. This compares to 64.76% for Android, 0.81% for Windows Phone, and 0.59% for Java ME. The all-time high for iOS was in July 2012 with 65.94%.

NetMarketShares’ monthly surveys don’t measure market share in terms of computer...

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07:28
Apple Acknowledges Siri Leadership Has Officially...

Apple has updated its executive profiles to acknowledge that software engineering chief Craig Federighi now officially oversees development of Siri. The responsibility previously belonged to Apple's services chief Eddy Cue.

Craig Federighi is Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, reporting to CEO Tim Cook. Craig oversees the development of iOS, macOS, and Siri. His teams are responsible for delivering the software at the heart of Apple’s innovative products, including the user interface, applications and frameworks.Apple's leadership page is only now reflecting Federighi's role as head of Siri, but the transition has been apparent for several months, based on recent interviews and stage appearances at Apple's keynotes.

At WWDC 2016, for example, Federighi and Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller...

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07:27
Rumor: Apple wants Culver Studios and an original...

Apple wants to move its original video content division to Culver Studios, a place with a long history in the Hollywood film industry, according to the subscription-based Financial Times. Although the location has 13 sound stages suitable for both TV and feature films, Apple is primarily looking for office space, the article adds.

The Cupertino, California-based company has set a budget of roughly $1 billion to procure and produce original content over the next year, according to the Wall Street Journal, and could acquire and produce as many as 10 television showsOne of the first acquisitions the tech giant is said to be eyeing is a high-profile drama starring Jennifer Aniston...

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07:17
NPD: AirPods were 85% of wireless headphone market...

NPD says 900,000 wireless headphone units were sold in the U.S. so far this year with AirPods leading the market.

Apple’s earphones accounted for 85% of totally wireless headphone sales in the period due to ecosystem compatibility that makes the headphones work like an iPhone extension, according to the research group. NPD says new entrants to the totally wireless market will need to bring feature differentiation, improved sound quality, or service and app integration to have a shot at taking on the AirPod dominance.  

AirPods are wireless headphones that allow users to listen to music, make phone calls, enjoy TV shows and movies, play games and interact with Siri. Apple says that advanced sensors know when you are listening and automatically play and pause your music. 

Using Siri, AirPods allow you to access the “...

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07:15
Interesting Information Surrounding Apple's...

On Wednesday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Bain Capital along with Apple Offer Last-Ditch Bid for Toshiba's Memory Chip Business." The report noted that a consortium led by Bain Capital and including Apple Inc had offered a revised last-ditch bid for Toshiba Corp's prized memory chip unit worth $18 billion. Apparently the new bid has turned the bidding into a whole new phase that was unexpected. Today we learn a little more about Apple's involvement.

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06:54
Tado Smart Climate Assistant leverages HomeKit for...




Home automation company has launched the Smart Climate Assistant utilizing HomeKit for controlling its thermostats and smart radiator valves for its customers mostly in the EU and UK-- but the HomeKit support promised for the Intelligent AC Control by the same company will likely never surface.

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06:45
Apple’s new Greater China and People VPs join...

It’s the first of September and Apple’s new China and People VPs have started their new roles at the company. Both Deirdre O’Brien and Isabel Ge Mahe have joined Apple’s Leadership page for their respective roles as Vice President of People and Vice President and Managing Director of Greater China.

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06:40
The cool AR apps keep coming, with virtual art and...

Augmented Reality may have been around for decades in various forms, but it’s clear that Apple’s enthusiastic backing in the form of ARKit has breathed new life into the medium.

We’ve already seen demo apps for such diverse things as virtual make-up counters, car...

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06:28
Tinderbox 7.2.0 - Store and organize your notes,...

Tinderbox is a personal content management assistant. It stores your notes, ideas, and plans. It can help you organize and understand them. And Tinderbox helps you share ideas through Web journals and Web logs.

Tinderbox's agents automatically scan your notes, looking for patterns and building relationships. Agents help discover relationships and help make sure important things don't get lost. Agents are easy to make and easy to modify. They're flexible and powerful. And Tinderbox can even gather and update changing information and breaking news from the Internet.

When it's time to share your notes, Tinderbox can assemble multiple notes into one page. Updates are a breeze -- even if you update several times a day. Private notes, timestamps, permanent links, archives: everything you want, just the way you want it.



Version 7.2.0:

Note: Version 7 is a paid upgrade from previous versions.

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06:20
Apple said to be eyeing Culver Studios as homebase...




Apple is reportedly in talks to move its original video content division to Culver Studios, a place with a long history in the Hollywood film industry.

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06:04
Apple Eyes Lease at The Culver Studios, Bidding on...

Apple is reportedly seeking to move its original content division to an iconic California studio where movies like Gone With The Wind and The Matrix were shot, in order to serve as a base for its big push into Hollywood production.

According to the Financial Times, Apple is interested in leasing space at The Culver Studios, which was built by silent movie pioneer Thomas Ince and counts RKO, Howard Hughes and Cecil B DeMille among its former owners. The studio is close to Sony Pictures' studio lot in Culver City, as well as Beats, the audio group Apple bought two years ago.

Image via WikipediaLeasing at The Culver Studios would give Apple room to expand, as it hires top Hollywood talent, according to three people familiar with the discussions. The site has...

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06:00
Amazing pricing on the MacX Media Conversion...

Do you ever need to rip DVDs and convert them into a format that's compatible with your iPhone or other mobile device? Then you need the MacX Media Conversion Bundle, which is made up of MacX DVD Ripper Pro and MacX Video Converter Pro -- one app for ripping, the other for converting. Even better, get every minor and major update to both apps forever for just $19.99 with the MacX Media Conversion Lifetime License Bundle

MacX DVD Ripper Pro gives you the following capabilities:

  • Convert DVDs to popular video/audio formats for convenient viewing
  • Decrypt copy-protected DVDs
  • Trim, crop, merge, add external subtitles, cut video clips/segments, crop frame size,...
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05:53
Apple Files for 'Apple Pay Cash' &...

Two years before there were any rumors of Apple based peer-to-peer payments app, Patently Apple posted a patent report titled "Apple Working on new Apple Pay Wallet service for Person-to-Person Financial Transactions." Prior to iOS 11 debuting during their special Apple event scheduled for September 12, Apple filed two trademark applications regarding 'Apple Pay Cash' with one being in figurative form late yesterday in Europe. At the same time they also filed for the 'Apple Clips' trademark.

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05:51
Office for Mac 2011 not supported on High Sierra,...

Microsoft has announced in a support document that Office for Mac 2011 will not be supported under macOS 10.13 High Sierra. It doesn’t go as far as to say the software will not work, but hints at this.

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Lync have not been tested on macOS 10.13 High Sierra, and no formal support for this configuration will be provided.

It also notes that users of Office 2016 for Mac may experience problems with High Sierra …

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05:43
AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8,'...




This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the "iPhone 8" in advance of Apple's Sept. 12 event, including what it means to have a phone without a home button, and much more.

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05:30
Sonnet releases 1TB version of Fusion Thunderbolt 3...

Sonnet Technologies has introduced a new version of its FusionThunderbolt 3 PCIe Flash Drive, a pocket-size solid-state drive (SSD) storage device with Thunderbolt 3 interface.

Equipped with 1TB of NVMe flash storage, the latest Fusion Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Flash Drive is compatible with both Mac and Windows computers. It leverages the 40Gb/s bandwidth of Thunderbolt 3 to deliver data transfer speeds up to 2600 MB/s.  

Robert Farnsworth, CEO of Sonnet Technologies, says the Fusion Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Flash Drive was designed for pro users requiring “ultimate performance in a truly portable storage device, unencumbered by the need for a power supply.” The storage device connects to any compatible Mac or Windows computer, or at the end of a Thunderbolt 3 device daisy chain, with its 0.5-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gb/s) cable. Based on the latest PCIe Gen 3 flash memory technology, the...

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05:30
The XCOM 2: War of the Chosen expansion pack now...

Feral Interactive has announced that XCOM 2: War of the Chosen, the expansion pack for the 2016 strategy game, XCOM 2, is out available on the Mac. 

Developed by Firaxis Games and published by 2K for PC and consoles, XCOM 2: War of the Chosen adds new content to XCOM 2 and the fight against ADVENT, the human enforcers of the alien regime occupying Earth. When additional resistance factions emerge to eliminate the invaders, a sinister new enemy, the Chosen, arises. 

They have one goal: to recapture the Commander of XCOM. The expansion includes new Hero classes to counter the “Chosen”, new enemies, missions, even more challenging environments and increased depth in strategic gameplay.

War of the Chosen is available now from the Feral Store and Steam for $39.99.

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05:26
Nanoleaf offers audio add-on to sync Aurora light...

Both Zac and I are fans of the HomeKit-compatible Nanoleaf Aurora smart lighting panels – which Zac dubbed ‘a screensaver for your wall.’ The device just got even better with a small plugin that allows it to sync displays to your music …

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05:00
Samsung's President of Consumer Electronics...

Amid mounting uncertainty over the future of Samsung, with its de facto leader Lee Jae-yong in jail, the world’s largest chip and handset maker has recently lost a business opportunity to acquire an artificial intelligence technology company, said one of the top brass of the company late Thursday. This revelation is shocking to have been made public and is likely a precursor to the company taking legal steps to side step Chairman Lee's authority while he's imprisoned.

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05:00
Future Macs may adjust their audio based on where...

Future Macs may adjust their audio depending on where you’re sitting or standing — and based on how many folks are in a room. Apple has filed for a patent (number 20170249122) for “devices with enhanced audio.”

The patent involves a system for enhancing audio including a Mac and an output device. The Mac includes a sensor configured to determine a user location relative to the computer. The sensor is also configured to gather environment data corresponding to an environment of the computer. 

The Mac also includes a processor in communication with the sensor and configured to process the user location and the environment data and adjust at least one of an audio output or a video output. The output device is in communication with the processor and is configured to output at least one of the audio output or the video output.

In other words, the system may rely on sensors and imaging devices to interpolate user inputs so that the user doesn’t have to physically...

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05:00
SIGGRAPH 2017: Virtual Reality Is Alive and...


The SIGGRAPH conference is a year event that focuses on the latest in computer graphics and other interactive arts. It is a multidiscipline show, mixing computer imaging with other physical creations. It is also a crossroads for the film, video game, commercial, research and education industries. It has a forward-looking vision while celebrating the recent and not-so-recent past.
Although the conference is not a typical launchpad for new products, companies often use it for technology-related debuts.

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05:00
It's not the destination, it's the journey...

These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.

When it comes to mobile gaming, immersion isn’t usually high on the list of priorities—it’s pretty hard to lose yourself in a 4.7-inch screen, no matter how engaging the story is. And that’s why games that are able to transport you to another world—or rather, multiple other worlds—are so impressive. Old Man’s Journey is an incredibly atmospheric, narrative-driven adventure game that will take you through quaint French villages, past pastoral countryside, and across the sea on a surprisingly relatable journey.

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04:56
iClock Pro 3.5.7 - Customize your menubar clock.

iClock Pro is a menu-bar replacement for Apple's default clock. iClock Pro is an update, total rewrite, and improvement to the popular iClock. Have the day, date, and time in different fonts and colors in the menubar. iClock is also a kind of centrally located time-hub from which many time related functions can be controlled. iClock is an essential time utility for pilots, business people, travelers, and anyone who communicates with people in other time zones.

Features

  • See the day/date/time in the menubar in different fonts/colors/formats; customize it as you wish
  • Gives an easily accessible, at a glance system menu view of times/timezones/dates in as many parts of the world as you want
  • Option click on the time/date in the menubar to see your stock portfolio with updates in near real time
  • Application menu just like there used to be in System 9; on Intel Mac shows you which applications are running in Rosetta
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04:52
Apple reportedly bidding for rights to produce TV...

It certainly seems like Apple is approaching original content more seriously now, with Eddy Cue reportedly wanting to challenge the likes of Game of Thrones with Apple’s TV shows. The Financial Times is reporting that Apple is bidding on a new drama series starring Jennifer Anniston and Reese Witherspoon, battling against Netflix for rights.

The concept of the show relates to morning television chat shows, pitched by HBO’s former head of drama. A previous report said Apple has budgeted a billion dollars towards original content efforts for the coming year.

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04:49
Trademark reveals unsurprising news that Apple Pay...

Apple hasn’t said much about its upcoming peer-to-peer payment system Apple Pay Cash since announcing it at this year’s WWDC, and the iOS 11 betas haven’t shed any further light …

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04:39
iOS 11 beta hits uncharted territory

Two things about this detailed chart of iOS beta releases since the days of iPhone OS:

  1. The chart itself. Great work by Will Hains pulling this together. He’s been doing it for quite some time.

  2. Yesterday’s iOS 11 beta 9 release was uncharted territory, the first iOS release to hit this lofty beta territory. So new, Will had to add a new color to the chart. Will iOS 11 hit a beta 10?

Fun chart, Will. Great job.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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04:30
Hyper Plan for macOS lets you easily create cards...

By Aaron Lee

Oryx Digital's Hyper Plan is a planning solution for macOS (10.8 and higher) and Windows. It allows anyone to easily create cards with user-defined properties, such as status, priority, assigned to and budget.

The cards can then be arranged and colored according to these properties. Users can arrange cards in rows by priority, or even colored by who they have been assigned to. Hyper Plan can also arrange cards in a timeline and total numerical properties by row and column.

Hyper Plan allows you to create cards with properties such as status, priority, assigned to and budget. The cards can then be arranged and colored according to these properties. For example, you could arrange cards into columns to do, doing, done and waiting with rows for each member of staff, and colored according to priority.

Or you could arrange them in rows by priority, colored by who they have been assigned to. You can switch between views with a...

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04:25
More OLED iPhone 8 components surface as video...

With less than two weeks before Apple’s blockbuster event on September 12th, there’s still time for more iPhone 8 parts to leak out as production ramps. Today, new photos allegedly reveal the internal iPhone 8 speaker and Lightning connector components. Whilst Apple is pushing wireless inductive charging as a flagship feature of the new phones, the Lightning connector will be upgraded to support Type-C fast charging when using a wire …

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04:22
Apple, Google & other tech companies urge Trump...

Apple is one of around 300 businesses signing an open letter to President Trump urging him not to deport those young adults nick-named ‘the Dreamers’ – first brought to the U.S. illegally as children, but now registered, working and paying taxes.

The Obama administration introduced a program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, which gave them permission to remain living & working in the USA so long as they obtained and renewed work permits. Trump plans to eliminate this program later today …

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04:18
Sharp Introduces 8K TVs at the IFA Show in Germany...

In July Patently Apple posted a report titled "Foxconn's Terry Gou Announces Plan for a $10 Billion LCD Plant in Wisconsin Hiring 13,000 Workers at $53,000/year." It was here where Foxconn's chairman revealed that the Wisconsin plant was going to make 8K TVs. Yesterday Sharp introduced the world's first 8K TV proving that Foxconn vision for the Wisconsin plant is on the right track

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04:15
Apple releases iOS 11 beta 9 to developer community

Only three days after its last release, Apple has made the ninth beta version of iOS 11 available to the developer community to test and provide feedback on.

The timing suggests that a release is imminent in conjunction with new products that need the operating systems to function.

The most notable changes for Apple’s iOS 11 mobile operating system are back-end enhancements as well as an improved voice for Siri, plus Apple Pay and Photos services enhancements. The Do Not Disturb While Driving feature was introduced during the second beta. The ninth beta of iOS 11 has build number 15A5370a, with the previous holding number 15A5368a.

If you’ve had a chance to play with the iOS 11 beta 9 and have any feedback to offer, please let us know in the comments.

Via AppleInsider

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04:07
Kool Tools: E.TUNES splash proof speaker

Renogy’s (www.renogy.com) splash proof E.TUNES Bluetooth Speaker is rated IPX6 making it ideal for outdoor weather. Users can e stream high quality music via Bluetooth 4.2 or with the provided AUX cord.

The E.TUNES conveniently features an LED light, a 5,000 mAH rechargeable battery, and a USB Fast Charge Port to power most devices multiple times. The speaker has a built-in monocrystalline solar panel.

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04:05
Demand for independent living to drive connected...

New digital health research from international firm Parks Associates (www.parksassociates.com) shows that three-fourths of consumers 40 years and older expect to live in their own home when they turn 80, which will drive adoption and innovation in aging-in-place solutions. P

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04:00
Apple confirms September 12th media event, sends out...

The picture says it all.

Apple has sent out the long-awaited official invitations for its media event on Tuesday, September 12th.

The invitations confirm the rumor that Apple will hold the event in the just-completed Steve Jobs Theater on the company’s new campus in Cupertino, California. The event is slated to begin at 10 AM Pacific time.

Stay tuned for up to the minute details as they become available on the 12th.

Via Twitter

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04:00
LendEDU Poll: 70% of millennials report anxiety when...

Okay, folks, calm down. The results of a new LendEDU poll that surveyed 7,076 millennials (those born between 1982 and 2004) showed that a clear majority (69%) of millennials claim to get anxiety when they don't have their phone with them.

When the results were broken down by gender, 76% of females reported anxiety after not having their cell phone, while 63% of males reported the same.

This data coincides with a recent 60 Minutes segment where one Silicon Valley programmer discussed how our cell phones have been engineered like slot-machines, roping us in to keep us coming back for more. On the same show, psychologist Larry Rosen discussed his findings that revealed that the brain releases the hormone cortisol, a chemical that initiates a flight-or-fight response to danger, when someone...

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03:50
Major Apple casemakers updating internal SKUs to ‘...

I’m here at IFA in Berlin, Germany which opens to the public today. Behind the scenes I’ve been discussing the upcoming iPhone launch on September 12th with many case vendors. At least two have heard, and have moved on, knowledge of the upcoming iPhone nomenclature and some details which they’ve separately learned from sources in Shenzhen who claim to have seen the new iPhone packaging.

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Sept. 1, 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

Tanks Mobile: Battle of Kursk has released its full version, users are now able to collect WW2 tanks on the Apple Store. Tanks Mobile is based on WW2 history bringing players back to the battlefields. Players can collect all the WW2 tanks from both Alliance and Axis powers, they can then build a powerful squad to smash the enemies. Be it a Tiger or Sherman, the choice will make a big difference when applying different tactics and formations. Tanks Mobile is free, but does tout in-app purchases.

Full Fat has introduced ...

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02:49
Apple Files Trademark Application for Apple Pay Cash...

Apple has filed a trademark application in Europe for Apple Pay Cash, the company's new iMessage-based peer-to-peer payments service coming with iOS 11.

Unearthed by tech blog LetsGoDigital, the application was filed with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) on Thursday and is classified as "computer software for use in connection with electronic payment and funds transfers".

By integrating with iMessage in iOS 11, Apple Pay Cash will enable users to make person to person payments right from within chat threads. To send a cash payment, the user authenticates it with Touch ID (or perhaps via facial authentication on the upcoming "iPhone 8") on their iOS device or Apple Watch.

Money received using the service goes on to an auto-generated virtual Apple Pay cash card, similar to a...

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Thursday August 31

22:30
Winners of the BlackPods (customized AirPods)...




AppleInsider would like to congratulate the winners of our latest giveaway, Shawn G. and Efren G., each of whom will receive a pair of BlackPods delivered to their door.

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21:24
Apple's Cook, other CEOs call on Trump to keep...




Apple CEO Tim Cook is counted among the more than 350 executives of major U.S. corporations who on Thursday signed a letter imploring President Donald Trump keep legal protections in place for undocumented immigrants brought into America as children.

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20:59
MacPilot 9.1 - $29.95

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

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

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



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20:59
LibreOffice 5.4.1.2 - Free, open-source office suite.

LibreOffice is an office suite (word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, drawing tool) compatible with other major office suites. The Document Foundation is coordinating development and maintenance of this OpenOffice.org fork.

Many different language versions are available here.



Version 5.4.1.2:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.9 or later

  • LibreOffice 5.4.1 is the first bugfix release of the fresh 5.4 line; it contains new features and program enhancements



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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20:59
Cocktail 10.4.3 - $39.99

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

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



Version 10.4.3:

  • Added ability to easily add menu extras (menulets) to the macOS menu bar
  • Addresses compatibility issues with Little Snitch 4
  • Addresses an issue in which Cocktail may fail to disable virtual memory swapping
  • Various improvements to the Pilot
  • Other minor bug...
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20:59
MacCleanse 6.0.3 - $29.95

MacCleanse is the product of thousands of hours of intense research and development. It meticulously scans all of the nooks and crannies of a computer for unnecessary junk that can take up huge amounts of disk space! Because of this, Apps in MacCleanse are also uninstalled correctly, catching the numerous logs, caches, plugins, and other resources left behind versus simply dragging them to the Trash. Your privacy is protected and computer performance enhanced by MacCleanse as it wipes your web and app histories, and can toggle resource-hungry extensions!



Version 6.0.3:

  • Support for macOS 10.13 High Sierra and 64-bit architecture
  • Fixed a crash when cleaning recent history files



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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20:59
BetterTouchTool 2.297 - Customize Multi-Touch...

BetterTouchTool adds many new, fully customizable gestures to the Magic Mouse, Multi-Touch MacBook trackpad, and Magic Trackpad.

These gestures are customizable:

  • Magic Mouse:
    • Pinch in / out (zoom)
    • single-finger tap left
    • single-finger tap right
    • single-finger tap middle
    • single-finger tap
    • single-finger click middle
    • two-finger tap
    • two-finger click
    • two-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • two-finger tip tap left/right
    • three-finger tap
    • three-finger click
    • three-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • four-finger swipe up/down
    • four-finger click
    • TipTap left/right
  • Touchpad:
    • single-finger tap top-left
    • single-finger tap top-right
    • single-finger tap top-middle
    • single-finger tap bottom-left
    • single-finger tap bottom-right
    • single-...
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20:59
Apple MainStage 3.3.2 - Live performance tool for...

Apple MainStage makes it easy to bring to the stage all the same instruments and effects that you love in your recording. Everything from the Sound Library and Smart Controls you're familiar with from Logic Pro X is integrated into MainStage 3. You can even expand your show with prerecorded backing tracks. You'll also find new features like an improved Mixer, easier-to-use channel strips, and more. With the Mac as the core of your live rig, setup is faster, teardown is faster, and everything in between is more reliable. And you can easily use your favorite hardware to control every nuance of your performance.



Version 3.3.2:

  • Fixes an issue that caused MainStage to quit unexpectedly after editing background colors or using the group command in Layout Mode
  • The fadeout time in the Loopback plug-in has been extended to 60 seconds
  • Addresses an issue that could cause the Preferences window to become inaccessible
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20:56
Samsung gets DMV's OK to test autonomous cars...

The California DMV has just updated the list of companies that can test self-driving technologies in the state, and there's one notable addition: Samsung Electronics. In a statement, a company spokesperson confirmed that it's participating in Califor...

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20:10
Happy Hour Podcast 135 | iPhone 8 event at Steve...

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple’s upcoming September 12 event, the iPhone 8 and gestures replacing the Home button, 4K movies in iTunes and the next Apple TV, and if we’ll see more from the HomePod at this event.

9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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19:58
Spotify's head of video and podcasting leaves...

Last year Spotify rolled out a package of original video shows, however, they've mostly failed to make an impact and now the executive in charge of the initiative has left the company. Bloomberg first reported that Tom Calderone, a former head of VH1...

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18:55
Amazon’s latest drama ‘Tin Star’ premieres September...

Tin Star, a new drama coming to Amazon Prime Video, just got a premiere date and a trailer. The show stars Tim Roth who plays ex-British detective Jim Worth who recently moved his family to a small Canadian town called Little Big Bear. But a big oil...

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17:38
Facebook will use AI to help correct skewed 360-...

Ever since Facebook added 360-degree photos to your news feed last year, more and more images of this type have appeared. You can even take and share these full-circle images right from your mobile device, as well, making them even more ubiquitous. F...

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17:16
Sphero rolls out BB-9E, R2-D2 droid toys...




Toy producer Sphero has launched two more robots based on droids from 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi,' with the introduction of R2-D2 and BB-9E accompanied by new Swift Playgrounds content that can teach users how to control the Sphero toys by programming in Swift.

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16:48
Paranormal thriller 'Oxenfree' teased for...

We love Oxenfree around these parts. The paranormal thriller captures the awkwardness of being a teenager incredibly well, tasking players to uncover the mystery of an abandoned military base while managing relationships with friends along for the ri...

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16:44
Spotify ousts head of video & podcasts as early...

Spotify’s foray into creating original video content hasn’t garnered as much attention as the company would have liked, despite launching a multitude of shows. Now, Bloomberg reports that the streaming service has ousted its head of original video and podcasting operations…

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16:12
Fueled by Apple Watch sales growth, smartwatches...




The wearable market is at a tipping point, with smartwatch sales showing strong growth on the back of popular devices like Apple Watch, while basic fitness bands slumped for the first time, according to fresh segment statistics.

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16:10
Twitch streamers will soon customize their page with...

Twitch released a desktop app earlier this month offering more functionality than its browser version, but they saved even bigger news for PAX West. Today at the games show, the streaming channel platform announced that creators will soon be able to...

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15:48
AirPods dominating wireless headphone market despite...

Apple’s AirPods have been plagued by availability issues, but that hasn’t stopped them from dominating the truly wireless headphone market. A new report from market research firm NPD shows that Apple has overwhelmingly dominated the industry so far this year, fending off competition from the likes of Samsung and Bragi…

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15:32
Nintendo ordered to pay $10 million in Wii patent...

Today, a Dallas jury awarded iLife Technologies $10 million in its patent infringement lawsuit against Nintendo of America. The suit, which was brought forth in 2013, alleged that Nintendo used iLife's technology when creating its motion-sensing Wii...

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15:05
Apple AirPods dominant, despite late entrance in...




A new market analysis of the headphone market suggests that Apple's AirPods have driven the growth of the totally wireless headphone subcategory, accounting for nearly 85 percent of sales in the segment, as measured by dollars in the US.

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14:59
Parallels makes Windows apps work with your MacBook...

If you're one of those Apple users who likes (or needs) to run Mac OS and Windows side by side, you'll probably be into Parallels Desktop 13. Especially if you have one of those MacBook Pros with a TouchBar. The latest version of the software makes c...

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14:42
Second ‘Battlefield 1’ DLC deploys on September 19th

At Gamescom last week, EA showed off a timeline of future expansions headed to Battlefield 1, including the next to come, In The Name of the Tsar. The game's second DLC just got a global release date on September 19th, but players who bought the Prem...

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14:28
Apple invents another Series of Haptic Mice but has...

Looking at some of the last reviews of Apple's Magic Mouse 2 and at Apple forums, it's clear that haptics have never come to market as hoped for. In fact Apple's Magic Mouse 2 hasn't been updated in close to two years. The good news is that the odds for an update are extremely high within the next year, so the long wait may be over soon enough. Apple's latest patent title makes it clear that they're serious about bringing haptics and force touch to the next version of the Magic Mouse.

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14:21
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update may arrive on...

We've known that Microsoft planned to release a large Windows 10 update this fall, but the company has been mum on the exact date. The Fall Creators Update is slated to feature some big changes, too, including built-in AI to fight malware, new Cortan...

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14:20
Apple Calls For FCC To Keep 'Strong,...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Apple Insider: Apple has written to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission in support for the concept of net neutrality, with its four-page commentary arguing for the government agency to "retain strong, enforceable open internet protections" instead of rolling back the rules forbidding "fast lane" internet connections. "An open internet ensures that hundreds of millions of consumers get the experience they want, over the broadband connections they choose, to use the devices they love, which have become an integral part of their lives," starts the comment signed by Cynthia Hogan, Apple's Vice President of Public Policy for the Americas. Citing a "deep respect" for its customers' privacy, security, and control over personal information, Apple believes this extends to their internet connection choices as well. "What consumers do with those tools is up to them -- not Apple, and not broadband providers," the statement claims, before urging...

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14:19
Apple updates iTunes Affiliate program with new...




Apple on Thursday announced a change to its iTunes Affiliate program, allowing members to receive commissions in the form of iTunes Store Credit instead of direct electronic bank transfers.

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14:06
We wish 'Destiny 2' looked as good as this...

Are you getting excited about the upcoming launch of space-shooter Destiny 2? If the impactful shared-world experience doesn't grab you and the themed PS4 Pro bundle is out of your reach, this new trailer might help ratchet up your anticipation. Dire...

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14:04
[Sponsor] Gray Langur Tours: Adventure into Hidden...

If Apple were a country, which country would it be?

Bhutan is the world’s first carbon negative country, the only place where Gross National Happiness is more meaningful than Gross National Product, and tourism is strictly “high value, low impact” by design.

Those in the know are already watching Bhutan with bated breath to see what it does next.

On October 19, Gray Langur will embark on our Kingdom of the Clouds Tour, a special two-week adventure into the world’s most different-thinking country — one that is, uniquely, as innovative as it is timeless. We’ll explore both iconic and remote regions of the mystical kingdom in the clouds, and have the opportunity to participate in Bhutanese ritual and culture that most travelers will never get to experience.

This special tour is a one-time event, and as such, availability is extremely limited. Daring Fireball readers interested in adventuring to the fiercely independent Land of the Thunder...

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14:01
AWT News Update: August 31, 2017

Steve Jobs Theater in late August. Photo via Duncan Sinfield

As we say goodbye to August, there's a lot of good news coming out from a variety of sources:

  • Apple makes it official by announcing an event on September 12 at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park
  • The ninth developer betas of iOS 11 and tvOS 11 were shipped today
  • DJI announced updates to its drone line from the diminutive Spark all the way up to the Phantom 4 Pro
  • OWC is now shipping its highly-anticipated OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock

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14:01
The Wirecutter's best deals: Save $30 on a Ring...

This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affiliate commissions that support their work. Read their c...

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13:42
Netatmo says Apple's HomeKit coming to Welcome...




Netatmo on Thursday said that two of its flagship smarthome products, the Welcome and Presence security cameras, will gain support for Apple's HomeKit later in 2017 via firmware updates.

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13:39
Microsoft unlocked 1080p Mixer game streaming on...

Testers have had their hands on the customizable Xbox One interface for a bit, and Microsoft has listened to their suggestions. Specifically, the home screen now supports up to 40 pinned items and your background image will be easier to see, accordin...

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13:35
Apple iTunes affiliates can now get paid in App...

Apple has notified members of the iTunes Affiliate program that it has opened up a new payment option for partners. Rather than sending money directly to your bank, iTunes Affiliate commissions can now instead be paid directly as iTunes Store credit. This means the payments are channeled as redemption codes to top up the credit on an Apple ID account, to buy apps, music, or pay for iCloud Storage.

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13:32
Instagram bringing Stories feature to the web,...

Instagram today is announcing two new features for its social media platform as its Stories feature becomes available on the web and it brings new weather-inspired face filters to its app.

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13:19
Lyft expands ridesharing, offers complete coverage...




The second-biggest U.S. ridesharing service, Lyft, has dramatically expanded the number of states in which it offers full coverage, putting it on better footing with its main competition, Uber.

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13:19
littleBits' Droid Inventor Kit teaches kids...

The latest addition to the littleBits line of products is a Droid Inventor Kit -- part of the Force Friday II toy launch ahead of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. "We've created a gender-inclusive product that celebrates kids' own self-expression and ingenu...

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13:02
The smartwatch market is actually performing pretty...

While the wearables field is proving a tough space for many companies, smartwatches are apparently doing quite well. In a report from International Data Corporation on this year's second quarter earnings, sales numbers show that wearables are up 10.3...

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12:57
Sony, Bang & Olufsen combatting Apple AirPods...




Two new wireless Bluetooth earbuds arriving from Bang & Olufsen and Sony, with the pair trying to match Apple in functionality and popularity, if not in price.

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12:53
UEFI, 10.13/APFS, and You(r Imaging)

Let’s discuss the basic input/output system for IBM PC compatible computing devices, aka BIOS. Wait, that’s not a good start, P.eople C.an’t reM.ember C.omputer and I.nternet A.cronyms. Ok, EFI – that’s a thing that’s like BIOS, right? You can lock it, it makes sure all your most vital hardware components are attached, and on the Mac it even throws up a faux loginwindow if FileVault 2 is enabled.

(Paragraph-long parenthetical: We are going to stop calling it FV2 at some point and just let it own the ‘FileVault’ name, since we all know that’s what we’re talking about, right? FV1 mattered, but it sure didn’t catch on like its successor. FV1 was a neat parlor trick, like Time Machine doing hard links to :all_the_things:. Anyway.)

Although Apple always likes to implement things that would only make sense to its design/engineering/marketing departments, they still need to comply with the (U)EFI spec by having a...

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12:44
House cancels net neutrality hearing after companies...

The September 7th meeting to discuss the future of net neutrality in Washington, D.C. has been cancelled. Why? Alphabet, AT&T, Charter Communications, Comcast, Facebook, Netflix and Verizon executives wouldn't commit to attending, according to Re...

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12:29
Garmin Vivoactive 3 hands-on: More than just a...

Garmin's image as a niche fitness brand catering for a group of hardcore athletes does the company a massive disservice. Because the newest generation of its Vivoactive and Vivomove watches have the potential to be some of the best on the market.

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12:25
Sennheiser unveils trio of new earphones including...

Sennheiser has today announced three new headphone models at IFA 2017. The latest from Sennheiser include one wired and two wireless products and range from casual, everyday use to high-performance in-ear headphones. more…

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12:14
Alexa's new kid-friendly skills have a layer of...

Amazon's Alexa skills let you add all sorts of functionality to your Echo devices, and there are more coming every day. You can order a pizza, manage your video streaming binges, find out when your package has shipped and even book a hotel with your...

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12:05
High Sierra's APFS optimized for flash storage...




The new APFS brings notable enhancements to High Sierra and iOS, but on the Mac it appears that legacy hard drives are completely incompatible with the technology and at least at launch that Fusion drives may not be either.

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11:56
Sonnet releases 1TB version of Fusion Thunderbolt 3...

Sonnet Technologies has introduced a new version of its FusionThunderbolt 3 PCIe Flash Drive (http://tinyurl.com/yadg8aac), a pocket-size solid-state drive (SSD) storage device with Thunderbolt 3 interface.

Equipped with 1TB of NVMe flash storage, the latest Fusion Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Flash Drive is compatible with both Mac and Windows computers. It leverages the 40Gb/s bandwidth of Thunderbolt 3 to deliver data transfer speeds up to 2600 MB/s.  

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11:46
XCOM 2: War of the Chosen comes to the Mac

Feral Interactive has announced that XCOM 2: War of the Chosen, the expansion pack for the 2016 strategy game XCOM 2, is out available on the Mac.

Developed by Firaxis Games and published by 2K for PC and consoles, XCOM 2: War of the Chosen adds new content to XCOM 2 and the fight against ADVENT, the human enforcers of the alien regime occupying Earth. When additional resistance factions emerge to eliminate the invaders, a sinister new enemy, the Chosen, arises.

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11:43
iPhone 8 Roundup: New iPhones are coming September...

Apple today sent out invites for an upcoming event on at its Apple Park campus, confirming that we'll be seeing new iPhones on September 12.

We're expecting three iPhones this year -- a 5.8-inch nearly bezel-free OLED premium model with facial recognition and no Home button, a standard 4.7-inch iPhone, and a standard 5.5-inch iPhone. All three will feature wireless charging, upgraded processors, camera improvements, and more.

For a complete look at what to expect on September 12, make sure to check out our full iPhone roundup. It features part leaks, dummy models, design mockups, and all the rumors we've heard about the new devices so far.

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11:41
Netatmo updating Presence and Welcome security...

Netatmo announced today that it will support Apple HomeKit with its Presence and Welcome security camera systems. HomeKit support will bring Siri control, Home app access, and automation with other HomeKit accessories to the video cameras.

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11:40
Apple speaks out on net neutrality

Apple has entered the net neutrality debate, urging the Trump administration to preserve strong rules that prevent the likes of AT&T, Charter, Comcast, and Verizon from blocking or interfering with web traffic reports recode.

In its new comments to the Federal Communications Commission, the tech giant urged FCC Chairman Ajit Pai not to roll back an existing ban against so-called “fast lanes,” which might allow broadband providers someday to charge for faster delivery of companies’ movies, music or other content. 

Photo courtesy of "Fortune."

Apple has this to say: “Broadband providers should not block, throttle, or otherwise discriminate against lawful websites and services. Far from new, this has been a foundational principle of the FCC’s approach to net neutrality for over a decade. Providers...

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11:32
Microsoft tells some Mac Office users to pass on...

Microsoft has warned users of Office for Mac 2011 not to upgrade to Apple’s macOS High Sierra when the new operating system launches next month.

“Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Lync have not been tested on macOS 10.13 High Sierra, and no formal support for this configuration will be provided,” Microsoft wrote in a support document.

In the same document, Microsoft told those running the newer Office 2016 for Mac that they must update its applications to version 15.35 or later, if they intend to upgrade their Macs to High Sierra. (Version 15.35 was released in June; since then, Microsoft has issued 15.36 in July and 15.37 in August.) “In some cases, you may not be able to launch the Office apps [of version 15.34 under High Sierra],” Microsoft said.

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11:30
Apple posts new iOS, tvOS developer betas

Apple has released the ninth developer betas of iOS 11 and tvOS 11. They can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

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11:27
Apple calls for FCC to keep 'strong,...




Apple has written to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission in support for the concept of net neutrality, with its four-page commentary arguing for the government agency to "retain strong, enforceable open internet protections" instead of rolling back the rules forbidding "fast lane" internet connections.

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11:24
Barclays: Apple should bundle one-year Apple Music,...

Barclays, the multinational bank and financial services, thinks says Apple can get more customers to agree to spring for the upcoming “iPhone 8” (which will reportedly start pricing at $999) by bundling one-year subscriptions to services like Apple Music and iCloud, according to CNBC.

Barclays analyst Mark Moskowitz estimates a one-year subscription for Music is worth $120 but only costs Apple $43,  while iCloud has a $36 worth and $7 cost. The firm’s survey results showed iPhone customer “buying intention” dropped from 36% to 18% when bumping the price up from $800 to the iPhone 8 price. 

However, a recent survey from Fluent, a people-based marketing platform, was more...

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11:17
Apple media event slated for Sept. 12

It’s official: Apple will hold a media event on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m. (Pacific). It’s practically a given that new iPhones will be announced. A new Apple TV and the Apple Watch Series 3 are likely to debut, as ell.

The event will be the first held at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park. The press invite says, “Let’s meet at our place.”

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11:01
Apple MainStage 3.3.2 - Live performance tool for...

Apple MainStage makes it easy to bring to the stage all the same instruments and effects that you love in your recording. Everything from the Sound Library and Smart Controls you're familiar with from Logic Pro X is integrated into MainStage 3. You can even expand your show with prerecorded backing tracks. You'll also find new features like an improved Mixer, easier-to-use channel strips, and more. With the Mac as the core of your live rig, setup is faster, teardown is faster, and everything in between is more reliable. And you can easily use your favorite hardware to control every nuance of your performance.



Version 3.3.2:

  • Fixes an issue that caused MainStage to quit unexpectedly after editing background colors or using the group command in Layout Mode
  • The fadeout time in the Loopback plug-in has been extended to 60 seconds
  • Addresses an issue that could cause the Preferences window to become inaccessible
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10:50
Apple Special Event Scheduled for 12 September 2017

It’s no great surprise, but Apple has scheduled a special event for September 12th, likely to announce new iPhones, possibly along with a new Apple Watch and Apple TV, plus their associated operating system updates.

 

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10:45
Dropbox Dropping Support for Older Operating Systems

On 16 January 2018, Dropbox will no longer provide desktop support for various legacy operating systems. However, you will have another option, at least for a while.

 

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10:43
DJI intros quieter Mavic Pro Platinum drone, adds...




DJI on Thursday made several updates to its drone line, the biggest being the Mavic Pro Platinum, a new model that refines its predecessor's performance.

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10:41
Playgrounds for iPad gains new Swift courses with...

Earlier this summer Apple updated its Playgrounds iPad app with the ability to control drones and robots through coding courses that help users learn Apple’s Swift software development language. Today two new accessories have been added as Swift coding courses: Sphero Template and R2-D2 by Sphero.

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10:35
The Garmin Vivomove Classic is on sale for $50 today

Don’t call it a smartwatch, but if you want a smarter watch on the cheap, BuyDig has a good deal on Garmin Vivomove Classic today. Enter the code ‘CLASSYFIT’ at checkout to get it for $50. This watch typically sells for $80 and includes a black leather band.

The Vivomove is an analog watch that can also track your steps, monitor sleep patterns, and automatically sync with your mobile device. This kind of activity tracker watch doesn’t do much compared to a smartwatch, but if all you want is step tracking, you get that without a half-second delay when you check the time.

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10:12
Apple short-cycles test releases, makes ninth...




Just three days after the last release, Apple has made the ninth beta of iOS 11, and tvOS available for developers to test -- suggesting a release is imminent in conjunction with new products that need the operating systems to function.

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10:05
tvOS 11 developer beta 9 for Apple TV now available

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

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10:03
It’s happening: Apple announces September 12 event

It’s no longer a rumor: the September 12 event is officially happening. Apple sent media invites out on Thursday, inviting the press to an event at the Steve Jobs Theater, located at the new Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California. The event starts at 10 a.m. Pacific.

The invitation didn’t specify what products will be revealed—the invites say, “Let’s meet at our place,” emphasizing the company’s new facilities.

Traditionally, Apple’s early fall event showcases new iPhone models. Reports have stated that Apple will release three iPhone models, two models that are upgrades to the iPhone 7, and a new “premier” iPhone that has been rumored to feature an OLED display surrounded by a thin bezel, facial recognition, new hardware interface and more.

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10:01
Media invited to September 12 Apple event at the...

It's official. Apple today sent out invitations to media (unfortunately, we were left out again...) for a September 12, 2017 press event. Apple's expected to introduce the iPhone 8 -- or whatever it will be called -- and a host of new products across the board.

The event will be the first held at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park, and recent drone videos have shown the above-ground portion of the theater to be essentially finished. It'll be fascinating to see the new theater, which is where we expect all future product announcement keynotes (except for those made during the Worldwide Developers Conference) to be held.

We'll publish a full preview of what to expect at the event in the next few days.

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10:00
iOS 11 beta 9 (15A5370a) Now Available

iOS 11 beta 9 (15A5370a) Now Available

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10:00
tvOS 11 beta 9 (15J5378a) Now Available

tvOS 11 beta 9 (15J5378a) Now Available

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10:00
iOS 11 beta 9 (15A5370a) Now Available

iOS 11 beta 9 (15A5370a) Now Available

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10:00
tvOS 11 beta 9 (15J5378a) Now Available

tvOS 11 beta 9 (15J5378a) Now Available

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09:59
Apple releases iOS 11 developer beta 9

It’s only been a few days since the last iOS 11 beta, and today Apple has released the ninth developer beta preview. iOS 11 brings new features like drag-and-drop and a redesigned multitasking interface for iPad, a new customizable Control Center, and much more.

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09:58
Deals: 2017 15" MacBook Pro (512GB) for $2,379...




Shoppers can exclusively save $220 on Apple's latest 15" MacBook Pro with 512GB of storage at Adorama with coupon. Or snap up a top of the line 3.3GHz 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Late 2016) with 16GB of RAM and 1TB of space for $2,399 ($600 off) with no tax outside NY and NJ. Select iPhones are also up to $50 off at eBay.

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09:58
Apple Seeds Ninth Beta of iOS 11 to Developers [...

Apple today seeded the ninth beta of iOS 11 to developers for testing purposes, just a few days after releasing the eighth beta and more than two months after introducing the new update at the Worldwide Developers Conference.

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

iOS 11 brings several new design changes like a customizable Control Center and a new Lock screen that's been merged with the Notification Center. Peer-to-peer Apple Pay payments are coming in the Messages app, which is also gaining a new App Drawer, and there's a Do Not Disturb While Driving feature that's meant to help drivers stay focused on the road. Siri, Photos, the Camera app, and more are also gaining...

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09:53
Apple confirms the iPhone Event at the Steve Jobs...

On Monday we posted a report titled "Multiple Sources Report that Apple's Anniversary iPhone Event is Set for September 12," and today Apple officially sent out invitations confirming the date and more importantly ....

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09:49
Analyst predicts Apple supplier stranglehold on...




The VCSEL technology said to be supplied by Lumentum for the "iPhone 8" has reportedly been offered to Apple as part of an exclusive supply deal, which will cut down on competitive technologies in the short term, with effects of the deal echoing well into 2018.

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09:46
DJI announces new quieter, longer lasting Mavic Pro...

DJI has introduced two new drones to its product lineup today. The new Mavic Pro Platinum brings a quieter flight experience while also adding more flight time. While not technically a new product, the Phantom 4 Pro now comes in an Obsidian color. DJI has also announced a small firmware update coming soon to the Spark.

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09:34
Apple will hold its iPhone event on September 12

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"Let's meet at our place" is the greeting on Apple's invite to its fall event, which lands on September 12 this year. The presentation will be held in the newly constructed Steve Jobs Theater at Apple's new Cupertino headquarters. The theater was specifically designed to host Apple events, and what better way to christen the new space than with what is expected to be a big iPhone debut.

Rumor has it that Apple could debut three new iPhone models at the event: an iPhone 7S, 7S Plus, and the showstopper iPhone 8. Revealing three new iPhone models would already be a departure from the norm, but if rumors are true, the iPhone 8 could be the biggest departure from the traditional iPhone design that we've seen in years. The new handset may...

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09:29
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 9.7″ iPad LTE $390, Seagate...

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

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09:23
Apple Reveals all-new iDevice Case Concepts for iPad...

It's been a while since we've seen a fresh new accessory patent from Apple and today the US Patent & Trademark Office published one that covers new case concepts for the iPad and iPhone. The more elaborate casing concept covers the iPhone where it uses advanced magnets to hold it in place while upright and even incorporates an embedded keyboard.

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09:14
Apple invites press to Sept. 12 event at Apple Park...




Apple on Thursday confirmed rumors by sending out a media invite to a Sept. 12 press event, where the company will likely introduce the OLED-based "iPhone 8" and a slew of other products.

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09:12
Apple Invites Media to September 12 Event at Apple...

Apple today sent out media invites for its annual iPhone-centric event that will be held on Tuesday, September 12 at 10:00 a.m. at the Steve Jobs Theater at the company's new Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California. The media invites offer a first look at the theme of the event and feature the tagline: "Let's meet at our place." (via The Loop)

Apple's fall 2017 event will be its most significant in years thanks to the debut of a radically redesigned iPhone that features an edge-to-edge display, a vertical rear camera, facial recognition capabilities, a much improved processor, and wireless inductive charging functionality. The new iPhone features a display similar in...

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09:11
Apple Urges FCC Not to Roll Back Ban on Internet...

In a letter submitted during the Restoring Internet Freedom comment period, Apple has urged the U.S. Federal Communications Commission not to roll back regulations that prevent "paid fast lanes" on the internet.

Image via Change.org. Apple logo added by MacRumors.Broadband providers should not create paid fast lanes on the internet. Lifting the current ban on paid prioritization arrangements could allow broadband providers to favor the transmission of one provider's content or services (or the broadband provider’s own online content or services) over other online content, fundamentally altering the internet as we know it today—to the detriment of consumers, competition, and innovation.Apple warns that paid fast lanes could result in an "internet with distorted competition" based on an online provider's ability or willingness to pay, which in turn could put some customers in the "slow lane."Consumers today...

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09:08
Apple officially announces iPhone 8 event for Sept....

Apple has made things official for its much anticipated next-gen iPhone unveiling with invites going out to press today for the event scheduled for 10 am PT, September 12 at Steve Jobs Theater in Apple Park, the new Cupertino campus.

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09:06
∞ Apple announces iPhone event on Sept. 12 in Steve...

Apple on Thursday announced an event which will be held at the Steve Jobs Theater located at the company’s new Apple Park campus. The event will take place on September 12 at 10:00 am.

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09:00
Marshall announces multi-room AirPlay speaker range...

Marshall is best known for its guitar amplifiers, seen at almost any gig you’ll ever visit, but has recently been making more inroads into the general consumer market. It launched a wireless version of its over-ear Monitor headphones back in March, and has today announced an updated range of wireless multi-room speakers with AirPlay support.

All three speakers have the classic Marshall look of black grille with logo running prominently across it …

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08:59
New to Office 365 in August—enriching teamwork

Today’s post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team.

More than ever, effective teamwork is critical to your success. This month, we made the experience of working with others even better through the release of co-authoring in Excel, enhancements to Microsoft Teams, an updated Yammer app, and more. Read on for the details.

Work better together with Excel

Today, we’re taking a significant step toward empowering people to work better together with the general availability of co-authoring in Excel. Now anyone can work together at the same time in spreadsheets stored in SharePoint Online, OneDrive, or OneDrive for Business. With Excel co-authoring, you’ll find it easy to know who else is working with you in a spreadsheet and view their changes as you work.

We’re also announcing the general availability of AutoSave in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Office 365 subscribers who store their documents in OneDrive...

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08:57
Neato Robotics adds more smarts to its vacuum...

Neato Robotics has doubled the storage in its latest robot vacuum cleaner, the Botvac D7 Connected, and given owners new ways to interact with it.

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08:55
Nearly Half of All Smartwatches Shipped Last Quarter...

Apple Watch was the world's most popular smartwatch by a significant margin last quarter, with an estimated 49.6 percent market share in the April-June period, according to data shared with MacRumors by research firm IDC.

In other words, the Apple Watch accounted for just under half of all smartwatches shipped in the June quarter.

IDC estimates Apple Watch shipments totaled 3.4 million units in the quarter, well ahead of runner-up Samsung's estimated 800,000 smartwatches shipped. Garmin trailed in third place with an estimated 600,000 shipments.

IDC: worldwide smartwatch shipments (units in millions)

Strategy Analytics estimated Apple Watch shipments totaled 2.8 million units last quarter, which is 600,000 lower, so there is clearly some discrepancy between the datasets. As it stands, only Apple knows exactly how many it's sold.

Apple doesn'...

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08:52
Garmin joins Apple Pay competition with Garmin Pay...




Garmin has announced a new iPhone-compatible GPS smartwatch, the vivoactive 3 -- most notably the first device with Garmin Pay, adding to the growing number of NFC-based alternatives to Apple Pay.

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08:33
More legendary Pokemon added to 'Pokemon Go...




Players of 'Pokemon Go' have three new legendary Pokemon to battle and collect, Sega has brought back 'Golden Axe' to the iPhone under the Sega Forever banner, and GameMaker Studio 2 is now available on macOS.

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08:28
Contrast launches Weather Atlas, designed with the...

From the team behind Launch Center Pro and Contact Center, comes a new weather app built with the upcoming iPhone 8 in mind. Weather Atlas is a new weather app that puts granular geographical data at the forefront of the experience.

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08:01
First look: Propel's limited edition, iPhone-...




AppleInsider this week went hands-on with Propel's new limited edition Star Wars elite laser battle drones. These are small, palm-sized quadcopters that blur the line between gaming in the real world and a virtual one, thanks to unique connectivity with Apple's iPhone.

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07:51
SanDisk iXpand Base lets you locally back up iPhone...

While Apple makes backing up your photo library easy with iCloud, most people need to pay a monthly subscription for enough storage to back up to the cloud. SanDisk is launching an interesting alternative called iXpand Base that lets you back up your photos, videos, and contacts locally when you charge your iPhone … no monthly subscription required.

more…

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07:48
Absorbits Wet Phone Rescue Pouch: A better idea than...

For years, the go-to solution for people who have accidentally dropped an iPhone into water has been to put it into a bowl of uncooked rice: the rice absorbs the water and leaves a nice, dry iPhone. Newer iPhones are much more water resistant, but it's still a good idea to dry them completely after a dunking. Now comes an inexpensive solution from Absorbits, which has announced the Wet Phone Rescue Pouch ($9.99, affiliate link). 

At 7.5 by 4.5 inches, the Absorbits Wet Phone Rescue Pouch fits even the largest smartphone. If your iPhone has received an accidental baptism, tuck it into the pouch and it may be ready to work in about six hours. The phone can be left in the case for up to a day for more complete drying. 

When not in use for those liquid emergencies, the Absorbits Wet Phone Rescue Pouch can be used as a day to...

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07:41
Cocktail 10.4.3 - $39.99

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

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



Version 10.4.3:

  • Added ability to easily add menu extras (menulets) to the macOS menu bar
  • Addresses compatibility issues with Little Snitch 4
  • Addresses an issue in which Cocktail may fail to disable virtual memory swapping
  • Various improvements to the Pilot
  • Other minor bug...
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07:40
Yet another patent shows Apple Pencil being used...

We’ve had a series of clues now that Apple is at least experimenting with Apple Pencil support for the iPhone, and a new one has emerged today …

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07:10
Philips adds new HomeKit-compatible Hue lights, puts...




Philips on Thursday announced an upcoming collection of Hue lights compatible with Apple's HomeKit, as well as three bigger Starter Kit bundles.

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07:04
How to install Windows 10 on your Mac using a “Boot...

Ever since I wrote about installing Windows 10 on a Mac earlier this year, I’ve received tons of questions about installing Windows 10 on an external drive using Boot Camp drivers. The truth is, this is a workaround using Windows To Go, and the process for doing so is a bit more in-depth than it is for installing proper Boot Camp on your Mac’s internal disk, but it’s still very easy to do, and only takes about 30-40 minutes.

In this hands-on step-by-step walkthrough, we show you how to install Windows 10 on your Mac using an external drive. Watch our video inside to see how. more…

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06:54
Pokémon Go adding Raikou, Entei, & Suicune plus ...

Niantic officially introduced the first Legendary Pokémon to Pokémon Go a month ago with special raid battles at gyms, and today the game maker shared plans for the next wave of Legendary Pokémon.

more…

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06:51
Episode 49 of the MacAdmins Podcast with Mike Dodge
06:28
∞ Eric Clapton explaining the subtleties of guitar...

[VIDEO] I love watching a true master explain their craft. Watch the video, embedded in the main Loop post.

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06:22
LibreOffice 5.4.1.2 - Free, open-source office suite.

LibreOffice is an office suite (word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, drawing tool) compatible with other major office suites. The Document Foundation is coordinating development and maintenance of this OpenOffice.org fork.

Many different language versions are available here.



Version 5.4.1.2:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.9 or later

  • LibreOffice 5.4.1 is the first bugfix release of the fresh 5.4 line; it contains new features and program enhancements



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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06:15
Logitech previews its CRAFT advanced keyboard, MX...

Logitech has announced the CRAFT, an advanced keyboard, and the MX Sound, a Bluetooth desktop speaker.

The CRAFT offer a creative input dial and a new way to access context-specific computing tools with a smart aluminum dial. The touch-sensitive aluminum creative input dial, called the Crown, recognizes the apps you are using and gives instant access to the tools you need, says Art O’Gnimh, global head of keyboards at Logitech. With a slight touch of the Crown you can access context-specific functions -- like brush size, brightness, chart type, font size -- tap to change the function and turn to change the selected function’s value. 

Installing custom profiles in...

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06:11
Smartphone’s future: It’s all about the camera

New York Times:

Next month, Apple plans to hold a special event to introduce a set of new iPhones, including a premium model that can scan 3-D objects — including your face.

Side note, I’m seeing this next month reference a lot. True, but it’s less than two weeks from now. Next month sounds a lot further away.

But I digress.

When Apple shows its new iPhones next month, including a premium model with a starting price of $999, the company will introduce infrared facial recognition as a new method for unlocking the device.

“Next month”. Oy.

Qualcomm’s Spectra, a so-called depth-sensing camera system, is one example of how face scanning works.

The Spectra system includes a module that sprays an object with infrared dots to gather information about the depth of an object based on the size and the contortion of the dots. If the dots are smaller, then the object is farther away; if they are bigger, the object is closer. The imaging system...

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06:10
Logitech previews its CRAFT advanced keyboard

Logitech (www.logitech.com) has announced the CRAFT, an advanced keyboard with a creative input dial and a new way to access context-specific computing tools with a smart aluminum dial.

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06:09
Analyst suggests Apple could bundle Apple Music...

Barclays really seems to think that Apple will struggle to persuade people to pay $1000+ for the iPhone 8. After last week making the far-fetched claim that the price is so high it would persuade iPhone owners to switch to Samsung, it’s now suggesting Apple might need to bribe people to buy the phone …

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06:04
Three Major Smart Fabric Patents Surfaced today...

Apple has a few standing patent application in regards to using future smart fabrics for various devices such as a MacBook, Apple Watch band, iMacs, headphones, iPhone and beyond. Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published three new major smart fabric patent applications titled Fabric Sensing Device; 3D Fabric with Embedded Input-Output Devices; and Fabric with Embedded Electrical Components. As noted in our cover graphic, the main patent covers smart fabrics that could be used in next-gen wearables in the form of clothing, purses, bags, pockets and more. The other patents reveal that smart fabrics may one day apply to iDevices, Macs, TVs, Headsets, vehicle car seats, sofas, office furniture and far beyond.

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05:56
IDC: Apple Watch growth continues to outpace the...

This is good news for the Apple Watch: the worldwide wearables market saw positive growth as shipments grew 10.3% year over year, reaching 26.3 million during the second quarter of 2017 (2Q17), according to the International Data Corp. (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker

The quarter also marked a turning point in the market as basic wearables (those that don’t run third party apps) declined for the first time with annual growth of -0.9%, according to the research group. Meanwhile, smartwatches like the Apple Watch and Android Wear lineup grew 60.9% in the quarter thanks to fitness and fashion enthusiasts.

IDC...

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05:53
Group of 17 Apple auto engineers leave to join...

Alex Webb, Bloomberg:

A group of automotive engineers has left Apple Inc. for self-driving car startup Zoox Inc. after the world’s most valuable technology company backed off plans to build its own vehicle, according to people familiar with the situation.

The 17 engineers specialize in designing elements present in both traditional and autonomous vehicles, such as braking and suspension systems, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the moves aren’t public. Many of them originally joined Apple from Detroit carmakers and suppliers. A Zoox representative declined to comment. An Apple spokesman declined to comment.

My two cents: Apple has moved on from phase one of their experiment. They dedicated resources to learning about autonomous tech and the marketplace it represents. As they got smarter about their capabilities and as the marketplace numbers crystalized, Apple laid out plans for phase two. Different learning focus, different market...

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05:47
Western Digital introduces its daily iPhone backup...

Western Digital has expanded its line of iPhone mobile storage solutions with the SanDisk iXpand Base, which offers a way to back-up iPhone photos, videos and contacts. You plug your Apple smartphone into the iXpand Base and content is automatically backed up while it’s charging. 

With up to 256GB of local storage, the SanDisk iXpand Base is designed with a compact form factor, allowing it to sit on a nightstand or desk, has a soft rubber top to place a phone and a wrap-around groove to keep a Lighting cable organized. It’s engineered to quickly charge an iPhone with 15W of power while backing up all of its data via the companion iXpand Base app, says Jim Welsh, senior vice...

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05:45
Apple May Launch Galaxy Note 8-Sized iPhone With 6.4...

While a few weeks remain until Apple is expected to unveil the so-called iPhone 8, widely rumored to be its first smartphone with an OLED display, the rumor mill has already turned its attention to next year.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 next to iPhone mockup by Benjamin Geskin

South Korea's ETNews, citing unnamed industry sources, claims Apple is working with Samsung Display and its other suppliers on the development of next-generation OLED displays in 5.85-inch and 6.46-inch sizes.

The report said the displays are expected to be used in new iPhone models released in 2018, although Apple's plans could change.

With a nearly 6.5 inch display, the so-called iPhone 9 would have an even larger screen than the 6.3-inch Galaxy Note 8 introduced earlier this month...

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05:42
Western Digital debuts its daily iPhone backup...

Western Digital has expanded its line of iPhone mobile storage solutions with the SanDisk iXpand Base, which offers a way to back-up iPhone photos, videos and contacts. You plug your Apple smartphone into the iXpand Base and content is automatically backed up while it’s charging.

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05:40
Adam Engst: Why I switched from Spotify to Apple...

Adam Engst, TidBITS:

Spotify worked well for me for a while, but in May 2016, the lyrics feature disappeared.

And:

Losing lyrics was a blow, but the straw that broke the camel’s back was when I ran headfirst into Spotify’s 10,000 track limit. You read that right — despite the fact that Spotify is a streaming service that contains over 30 million tracks, you cannot add more than 10,000 to your collection.

I had no idea any of the streaming services put limits on the number of tracks you can add. Turns out, Google Play has a limit of 50,000 tracks, and Apple Music a limit of 100,000 tracks.

In response to complaints, instead of raising the limit, Spotify said:

At the moment we don’t have plans to extend the Your Music limit. The reason is because less than 1% of users reach it. The current limit ensures a great experience for 99% of users instead of an “OK” experience for 100%.

Um, that logic seems arbitrary. Read the rest of Adam’s...

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05:38
BetterTouchTool 2.297 - Customize Multi-Touch...

BetterTouchTool adds many new, fully customizable gestures to the Magic Mouse, Multi-Touch MacBook trackpad, and Magic Trackpad.

These gestures are customizable:

  • Magic Mouse:
    • Pinch in / out (zoom)
    • single-finger tap left
    • single-finger tap right
    • single-finger tap middle
    • single-finger tap
    • single-finger click middle
    • two-finger tap
    • two-finger click
    • two-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • two-finger tip tap left/right
    • three-finger tap
    • three-finger click
    • three-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • four-finger swipe up/down
    • four-finger click
    • TipTap left/right
  • Touchpad:
    • single-finger tap top-left
    • single-finger tap top-right
    • single-finger tap top-middle
    • single-finger tap bottom-left
    • single-finger tap bottom-right
    • single-...
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05:34
Aircharge unveils iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus wireless...

Aircharge has added new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus cases to its range of ‘“Made for iPhone” (MFi) wireless charging accessories, completing the line which already includes iPhone 5/5s/SE/6/6s/6 Plus/6S Plus models.

With Apple yet to launch a smartphone with built-in wireless charging functions, the new Aircharge wireless charging cases are designed to enable easy and convenient wireless charging capabilities for the smartphones. Once the case is attached, power is sent directly to the iPhone via induction by placing the smartphone onto a compatible Qi wireless charger.

Both cases feature a slim and lightweight design and are made from durable materials that don’t mark or attract dirt, according to Stefano Piccioli, Marketing manager at Aircharge. The hard tactile shell ensures a firm and comfortable grip and protects the iPhone reducing the risk of damage from knocks and falls, while the flexible top allows the phone to be inserted in one movement, she adds. 

Both...

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05:34
Rumor: Apple in early development of 5.85- & 6....




Apple is beginning "earlier than usual" development with Samsung Display on 5.85- and 6.46-inch OLED panels for next year's iPhones, a report claimed on Thursday.

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05:30
Tim Cook’s Hurricane Harvey email to employees

Yet another reason I appreciate Tim Cook. He runs a tight ship, but has enormous empathy, compassion. And it’s not empty words. For example:

At our Austin campuses, we are kicking off a donation drive in partnership with the Central Texas Food Bank and Caffè Macs to collect food, diapers and personal hygiene items — all things that are critical in the aftermath of a storm of this magnitude.

Tone matters. Actions matter even more. Reading this, it’s clear to me that Tim cares, and that Apple wants to help.

You can read the entire email here.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:26
Bang & Olufsen announces its take on AirPods,...

Bang & Olufsen has today announced its first truly wireless earphones, going up against Apple’s AirPods.

At $299, the Beoplay E8 is almost twice as expensive as the $159 AirPods, but the company claims that the price premium is justified by both looks and sound …

more…

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05:18
Kaspersky turns tables on patent troll — Patent...

Eugene Kaspersky:

It all started in the fall of 2016. We received a claim alleging infringement of a patent on data packet filtration technology, together with a ‘kind’ offer to settle the matter out of court – for a large packet of American greenbacks. In other words – the same old script worn out with overuse.

But, as you’ll know, we don’t never give in to patent trolls. We don’t do deals with them; if we did, they’d only be back for more later on. So – also on script – they came back with sterner words: ‘see you in court’. A while later they did see us in court, in their fave court in a rural district of Texas.

Go on, click through. The rest is best told by the person who made it happen. Love this!

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05:15
Apple adds June 2017 21.5-inch Retina iMac to...

A good deal’s a good deal.

Apple on Wednesday updated its refurbished products web site, adding the new 21.5-inch iMac models that were initially released in June of 2017.

The refurbished iMacs feature Kaby Lake processors, upgraded displays, faster solid state storage, and discrete graphics.

At present, the refurbished selection only includes the 4K models with Retina display and there are no offerings for the non-Retina 21.5-inch iMac models for purchase.

When last seen, there were eight different refurbished 4K 21.5-inch iMacs available in various configurations, with prices discounted by approximately 15 percent. An entry-level 4K model with 8GB RAM, a 1TB hard drive, and a Radeon Pro 555 is available for $1,099, for example, a $200 discount off of the regular $1,299 starting price.

Apple’s refurbished inventory goes through a rigorous inspection, repair, cleaning, and repackaging process before hitting the shelves. Refurbished units...

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05:09
Apple’s TV plans still stuck in neutral

Peter Kafka, Recode:

Apple and Hollywood studios are wrangling over pricing for “4K” movies Apple plans to sell on a new version of its Apple TV box.

And:

As The Wall Street Journal reports, the studios want a higher price and Apple wants a lower one. That is: This is the same fight Apple continually has with its media partners, whether it’s music, books or TV channels.

But the bigger story for Apple is that this used to be a fight that Apple would ultimately win, because Apple was the dominant player in digital media. That’s not true anymore.

Apple has played from behind plenty of times. This is another example of that. But, as Peter points out, this is a much more crowded playing field and the model Apple brings to the table is already commoditized. Amazon, Google, et al, already do streaming, 4K is more of a wrinkle in an existing model than a new twist.

Supposedly, the 4K pricing is still not in agreement. It’ll be one of many things to...

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05:07
Apple patent hints at ‘smart’ watch bands and other...

A smarter watch band will play a crucial role in Apple Watch's future as a personal technology device as they begin to incorporate technology and gain additional importance for wearable computing, Neil Cybart of Above Avalon — which is focused on analyzing Apple from a Wall Street and Silicon Valley perspective — said in a 2016 Seeking Alpha article. A newly granted patent shows that Apple is looking into such technology — and is considering taking it beyond the smartwatch.

“The Watch's future is not found by simply taking the way we use our iPhone and putting it on a smaller screen on our wrist. Instead, the Watch will gradually handle tasks we used to give to our iPhones,” Cybart wrote. “We already see this taking...

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05:00
Apple raises more than $3 million in aid for...

Apple was able to raise more than $3 million in aid for Hurricane Harvey via its employees and iTunes donations which opened on Sunday.

On the ground, Apple dispatched its global crisis management team to help Texas based employees impacted by ongoing flooding, according to company CEO Tim Cook. Apple currently employs more than 8,700 in Texas, most of whom work at the state’s 18 Apple stores and a large headquarters in Austin. According to Apple’s website, stores in the Houston region are currently closed due to the storm, but Cook says the company is working to get “as many as possible” open by tomorrow.

Cook also mentioned that the company’s hardware is being used by the U.S. government to coordinate search and rescue operations with nearly 24 United States Coast Guard helicopters equipped with iPads participating in the effort.

Finally, Cook released the following email regarding the situation:

Team,

As you know, Hurricane Harvey is having...

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05:00
Alexa Can Make Music Echo All Through the House


Amazon's Alexa has a new musical talent, the company announced Tuesday. "Today, we're making Alexa even smarter with an all-new feature that lets you play music synchronized on multiple Echo devices to provide room-filling music throughout your home," said Amazon Alexa Vice President Toni Reid. Setting up the syncing is easy. Using the Alexa app, you give a group of devices a name -- "first floor," for instance. Then you can play music through all the devices simultaneously by saying something like "Alexa, play Allman Brothers first floor."

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04:59
Facetune maker launches Quickshot camera with auto...

Quickshot is a new camera app for the iPhone from Lightricks, the makers of the popular Facetune and Enlight photo editing apps. Quickshot features four AI-powered modes with auto adjustment features as well as a photo gallery with batch editing tools.

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04:59
Kool Tools: back-to-school tech gear

The dog days of summer can only mean one thing: Back-to-school shopping is just around the corner. However, buying three-ring binders and number two pencils isn’t enough. Today’s college kids need to be armed with the latest tech gear in order to excel during the school year.

Tech expert Karl Volkman, CTO of SRV Network, a Microsoft Gold Certified partner, says, “Going to college can be daunting. With these apps, you can simplify your child’s life and help them feel confident and organized as they manage their studies on their own for the first time.”

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04:58
Event management software market to be valued at $14...

The global event management software market is estimated to reach $14.45 billion by 2022 from $7.57 billion in 2016 with a growing CAGR [compound annual growth rate] of 11.39% during the forecast period (2016-2022).

Geographically, North America is the leading region in the event management software market where U.S. occupies highest market share in the region. More than 50% market revenue comes from U.S. only due to the established event management software market. Other countries such as Canada and Mexico are the growing countries in the region.

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04:52
Apple and its customers raise over $3 million for...

Apple CEO Tim Cook told employees in an email to employeesthat the company has helped raise over $3 million for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, both through its own donations and donations from customers. As noted by BuzzFeed, the full email is below:

As you know, Hurricane Harvey is having a devastating impact on Texas and Louisiana. Our thoughts are with our employees in the storm zone and the millions of people whose lives have been disrupted by rain, wind and floods. I want to update you on some of the things Apple has been doing to help, and ways that you can get involved. 

“On the ground, Apple's global crisis management team is working to support our employees directly affected by the flooding in Texas. The team is in close contact with Apple employees in the Houston area, and they're actively doing everything they can to...

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04:40
Garmin’s latest fitness watch goes head-to-head with...

Garmin’s latest fitness-focused smartwatch appears to be targeted directly at the Apple Watch market, with a $300 price tag and the inclusion of a contactless payment facility, Garmin Pay.

Like Apple Pay, Garmin Pay supports both Visa and Mastercard debit and credit cards from major banks, and it offers the same approach to security as the Apple Watch. It uses token-based payments, and entering a passcode activates the payment functionality while it is disabled as soon as the watch is taken off your wrist …

more…

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04:30
How to recover files deleted from your iCloud Drive

Apple’s iCloud Drive lets you securely access all of your documents from your Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and even a Windows PC. If you need to access a file that you deleted within the last 30 days, you can recover it from iCloud.com. Here’s how:

Sign in to iCloud.com.

  • Click Settings.
  • Under Advanced, click Restore Files.
  • Browse the list of files in the Restore Files window.

After 30 days, files are removed from Restore Files.

(This how-to is based on my experiences and info on Apple's support pages — where the images sometimes come from.)

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04:24
MacCleanse 6.0.3 - $29.95

MacCleanse is the product of thousands of hours of intense research and development. It meticulously scans all of the nooks and crannies of a computer for unnecessary junk that can take up huge amounts of disk space! Because of this, Apps in MacCleanse are also uninstalled correctly, catching the numerous logs, caches, plugins, and other resources left behind versus simply dragging them to the Trash. Your privacy is protected and computer performance enhanced by MacCleanse as it wipes your web and app histories, and can toggle resource-hungry extensions!



Version 6.0.3:

  • Support for macOS 10.13 High Sierra and 64-bit architecture
  • Fixed a crash when cleaning recent history files



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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04:15
Sony incorporates Google Assistant into its new...

But the Sony LF-S50G Wireless Speaker looks less like Google Home and more like Apple’s HomePod.

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04:09
Sketchy but plausible supply-chain report repeats...

A supply-chain source is echoing an earlier rumor that Apple is planning on an even larger OLED iPhone next year.

Hinting at a source within Samsung Display, the report suggests that next year’s iPhone will be offered in two sizes: a 5.85-inch one with the same screen size as the iPhone 8, and a larger 6.46-inch ‘Plus’ model …

more…

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04:00
3D Molecules Editor is a good tool for beginner...

By Aaron Lee

Virtual Space OOO's 3D Molecules Editor for macOS makes it easy to build and manipulate 3D molecular models of organic and inorganic compounds. The app is great for any high school or college student in chemistry courses, and there's a help button that provides screen shots showing how to use it.

3D Molecules Editor allows organic and inorganic molecular structures to be built with single, double and triple bonds, as well as cyclic compounds. The molecules can be visualized in 3D using stick, ball and stick and space-filling (CPK) models.

Important information about the molecule can be displayed. For example, you can visualize the atomic orbitals, see electronic effects using arrows and identify bond lengths and element symbols.

The key feature of 3D Molecules Editor full version is the “Test yourself” mode. It allows learners to check their knowledge of chemistry and chemical compounds.

3D printing offers a...

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03:59
MacPilot 9.1 - $29.95

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 9.1:...

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03:45
Chinese Regulators are now reviewing an Antitrust...

A formal complaint against Apple that was filed in early August on behalf of 28 local developers is now being seriously reviewed by Chinese regulators

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Aug. 31, 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

FOCUS: Map of Your World has launched a self-titled mobile app that combines social networking and personalized mapping. It’s purportedly the first personalized map that integrates a user's interests with the people, places and happenings that align with those interests — in real time. FOCUS is available for free to users in Los Angeles County for iPhone devices running on iOS 10 or later. FOCUS plans to launch in major US cities first, with a nationwide rollout later this year.

Wahrheit Ventures has debuted City Vs City. The free app is a...

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03:17
Future Apple Watch straps might feature functional...




Apple is actively investigating methods of embedding electronic components into woven fabric materials, technology that might be applied to Apple Watch strap designs to offload user interfaces into physical space and expand device functionality.

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03:15
Philips Hue starter kits now better value with 4...

Philips have announced several updates to their HomeKit-compatible smart home lighting range, Hue. Firstly, the new starter kits offer better value for money.

The flagship White and Color Ambience kit bundled three bulbs and a hub for $180, the new generation adds a fourth bulb and sells for just $199. The new white ambience kit sells for $150 and the cheapest entry point into the Hue ecosystem is now the White starter kit for $99, which features 4 A19 white bulbs and a hub.

Hue also announced that new suspension and ambience ceiling Hue lights will go on sale from October, as well as selling multi-pack bulbs for the first time (i.e. four standalone additional bulbs, no hub) …

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Apple Reveals Apple Pencil for iPhone with...

Last week Patently Apple posted a report titled "Two more Apple Patent Filings point to Apple Pencil Eventually working with a Future iPhone." Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that once again proves that the Apple Pencil is destined to work with future iPhones; it's just a matter of when Apple thinks it's time to bring it to market. Today's invention focuses on a notification system alerting users when to change the tip so as to avoid damaging the iPhone's display.

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Qardio launches new QardioBase with improved sensors...

Qardio, a company focused on personal health technologies, has today announced an update to their original smart scale. The QardioBase 2 builds off of the success of its predecessor and its iconic design. The updated smart scale brings an improved base for stability, a new sensor system, and a rechargeable internal battery.

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Android TV: The Oreo update isn't enough

Android 8.0 Oreo crash-lands on the Nexus Player. Now what?

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iOS and macOS automation: What does the future hold?

One of the great things about computers is that they’re machines we can use to perform repetitive tasks that would bore human beings to tears. Power users have access to utilities and scripting languages to become incredibly productive, cutting out hours of busy work.

But in the past year, two events have occurred that call into question the future of tools to boost our productivity on both macOS and iOS. Longtime Automation product manager Sal Soghoian had his position at Apple eliminated, and Apple bought the leading iOS automation app, Workflow.

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Philips sweetens its Hue smart bulb starter kits and...

Hue starter kits now come with four bulbs instead of three, and there are new downlight and suspension fixtures.

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Apple Rumored to be introducing 5.85" and 6.46...

In May the Korea Herald reported that Samsung Display signed a second deal for 2018 iPhones. Apple's future iPhone 9 is rumored to include two models including one with a 5.28" OLED display and their higher-end coming with a 6.46" OLED display. Today the Herald is updating their news about the size of Apple's smaller iPhone 9 model and more.

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Logitech unveils powerful Craft keyboard and MX...

Today, Logitech is adding two new accessories to its desktop computing lineup: the Craft keyboard and the MX Sound speakers. Logitech’s new Craft keyboard looks to bring customizability and extensibility to your fingertips. The MX Sound speakers produce a refined, clean look to traditional desktop speakers.

In building out a more advanced keyboard, and bringing an elegant look to desktop speakers, Logitech is looking to take over your desktop space.

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Logitech intros dial-equipped Craft Advanced...




Logitech on Thursday took the wraps off the Craft Advanced Keyboard, its signature feature being the "crown," a touch-sensitive dial that can be set to control multiple functions within Mac and Windows apps.

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Libratone will convert its Zipp and Zipp Mini...

Own one of these upscale wireless speakers? It’s about to get a whole lot more capable.

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Nest brings HVAC energy saving to the masses with $...




Nest on Thursday unveiled Thermostat E, a redesigned and less expensive version of the firm's original Learning Thermostat that launched in 2011.

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Nest unveils the simpler, cheaper Nest Thermostat E

The company is implementing a better, best strategy in pursuit of more buyers.

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Postbox 5.0.18 - Powerful and flexible email client.

Postbox is a new email application that helps you organize your work life and get stuff done. It has all the elegance and simplicity of Apple Mail, but with more power and flexibility to manage even the most demanding workloads.

Features

  • Ultra-Fast Search - Instantly find messages, attachments, images, links, and contacts.
  • Conversation Views - Make sense of email threads through chronological message views.
  • Better Organization - Tabs, Topics, and To-Dos help you stay organized with less effort.
  • Works Great with OS X - Postbox integrates with the Address Book, iCal, iPhoto, Spotlight, and Quick Look. Postbox even works with OmniFocus and Things!
  • Quick and Easy Setup - Postbox will automatically determine your connection settings for you!

Postbox is available in English, German, French, Spanish (Spain), English (British), Italian, Dutch, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, and Swedish.

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20:59
XMind 8 Update 3 - Popular mind mapping and project...

XMind is the most popular mind mapping tool. Millions of people use XMind to clarify thinking, manage complex information, run brainstorming and get work organized. It couldn't be easier to get started.

A detailed list of features can be found here.

XMind is an open source project, which means it's free to download and free to use forever. XMind Plus ($79) and Pro ($129) with more professional features are also available.



Version 8 Update 3:

Highlights:

  • Fresh workspace UI
  • Slide-based presentation
  • Brand new clip arts
  • New useful templates

More Improvements:

  • High resolution display support.
  • Import & Export to OPML, Lighten file.
  • Import Novamind maps.
  • Resource Manager.
  • Improved XMind Cloud
  • Support...
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20:59
BusyContacts 1.2.1 - Fast, efficient contact manager.

BusyContacts is a contact manager for OS X that makes creating, finding, and managing contacts faster and more efficient. It brings to contact management the same power, flexibility, and sharing capabilities that BusyCal users have enjoyed with their calendars. What's more, BusyContacts integrates seamlessly with BusyCal, forming a flexible, easy-to-use CRM solution that works the way you do.

BusyContacts syncs with the built-in Contacts app on OS X and iOS, and supports all leading cloud services, including iCloud, Google, Exchange, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Key Features

  • Customizable Views -- View contacts in a single-column Card View or multi-column List View.
  • Tags -- Tags can be used for grouping, filtering and coloring contacts.
  • Smart Filters -- Smart Filters are a powerful tool for...
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20:59
Garmin Express 5.6.2.0 - Manage your Garmin devices.

Garmin Express is your essential tool for managing your Garmin devices. Update maps, golf courses and device software. You can even register your device.

  • Update maps
  • Update software
  • Register your device
  • Back up, restore, and transfer favorites
  • Install free voices and vehicles
  • Download product manuals



Version 5.6.2.0:

  • Fixed an issue where the device nickname would not update on the Express Hub.
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements.



  • OS X 10.10 or later
  • High-speed Internet access (Not for use with dial-up, mobile, or satellite connections)



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20:59
Day One 2.4.1 - Maintain a daily journal.

Day One is an easy, great-looking way to use a journal / diary / text-logging application. Day One is well designed and extremely focused to encourage you to write more through quick Menu Bar entry, a Reminder system, and inspirational messages. Support for Dropbox syncing allows easy backup and syncing with the Day One iPhone application.

Day One Features

  • Customizable reminder system
  • Quick-entry via the menu bar
  • Inspirational messages to encourage writing
  • iPhone application sync (via Dropbox)
  • Starred entries list

Note: Day One is not encrypted or password protected on this version. If this is an issue for you, please do not purchase this app yet.

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



Version 2.4.1:

Fixed:

  • Photos were not downloading from sync in 2.4.0. Oops!
  • Text...
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20:59
BusyCal 3.2 - Powerful calendar app with multiple...

BusyCal is an award-winning desktop calendar that combines personal productivity features for individuals with powerful calendar sharing capabilities for families and workgroups. Its unique features include a non-modal Info Panel for easier data entry; To Dos that display in the calendar and auto-forward until completed; repeating To Dos; customizable calendar views including a List view and scrolling Month and Week views; adjustable font styles and sizes, live weather feeds, moon phases, graphics, sticky notes and more. And when you first launch BusyCal, all of your iCal data is instantly imported. BusyCal automatically syncs with iCal, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and other apps and devices that sync with MobileMe or Sync Services. If you later decide to switch back to iCal, all of your calendar data will be current.

BusyCal allows families and workgroups to share calendars with MobileMe, Google Calendar, iCal Server, and other CalDAV Servers. You can even...

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20:59
Direct Mail 5.0 - Create and send great looking...

Direct Mail is an easy-to-use, fully-featured email marketing app purpose-built for OS X. It lets you create and send great looking email campaigns.

Start your newsletter by selecting from a gallery of professionally-designed templates, then customize to your heart's content. Design Tests let you see how your email looks in a wide variety of email clients, including live mobile previews sent to your iPhone or iPad. You'll love not having to hassle with a slow, clunky, web-based editor. When you're ready to send, rely on Direct Mail's built-in email service to deliver your message in a flash. Campaign reports show you a clear summary of opens, clicks, and more. Grow your mailing list by creating customizable subscribe forms and publish them to your website or Facebook.

The published price is the cost of 1,000 e-mail credits on the Pay Per Email Plan. View full pricing info.


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The Unarchiver 3.11.2 - Replacement for the built-in...

The Unarchiver is a much more capable replacement for "Archive Utility.app", the built-in archive unpacker program in OS X.

The Unarchiver is designed to handle many more formats than Archive Utility, and to better fit in with the design of the Finder. It can also handle filenames in foreign character sets, created with non-English versions of other operating systems. Supported file formats include Zip, Tar-GZip, Tar-BZip2, Rar, 7-zip, LhA, StuffIt and many other more or less obscure formats. It is localized into Japanese, German, Spanish, French, Portugese and Russian.



Version 3.11.2:

  • Minor bugs fixed.



  • OS X 10.7 or later



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19:45
Day One 2.4.1 - Maintain a daily journal.

Day One is an easy, great-looking way to use a journal / diary / text-logging application. Day One is well designed and extremely focused to encourage you to write more through quick Menu Bar entry, a Reminder system, and inspirational messages. Support for Dropbox syncing allows easy backup and syncing with the Day One iPhone application.

Day One Features

  • Customizable reminder system
  • Quick-entry via the menu bar
  • Inspirational messages to encourage writing
  • iPhone application sync (via Dropbox)
  • Starred entries list

Note: Day One is not encrypted or password protected on this version. If this is an issue for you, please do not purchase this app yet.

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



Version 2.4.1:

Fixed:

  • Photos were not downloading from sync in 2.4.0. Oops!
  • Text...
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Andy Rubin apologizes for Essential's massive...

The suspicious email some people who pre-ordered the Essential phone received wasn't a scam or a phishing attempt at all. Andy Rubin, the company's founder, has apologized and revealed that it was a legit email from an account that's gone rogue. In a...

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Amazon has 2017 13″ 3.1GHz MacBook Pros on sale today for up to $150 off MSRP, each including free shipping: – 13″ 3.1GHz/256GB Space Gray MacBook Pro (MPXV2LL/A): $1649.99 $150 off MSRP – 13″ 3.1GHz... Read more
Looking for a 2017 12″ Retina MacBook? Save $...
Apple has Certified Refurbished 2017 12″ Retina MacBooks available for $200-$240 off the cost of new models. Apple will include a standard one-year warranty with each MacBook, and shipping is free.... Read more
Apple Offering Up To $455 Credit Toward iPhon...
iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are now available at the Apple Store, and you can receive up to $375 credit toward a new iPhone purchase when you trade in your eligible smartphone. Photo Courtesy Apple Just... Read more
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