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Wednesday September 20

13:32
Motorola's Moto X4 now works on Google Project...

Google's efforts to disrupt the mobile carrier network have certainly proven popular for people who can feasibly use it, but it's no secret that the rollout of Project Fi has been restricted by the narrow choice of handsets available. Now, the search...

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13:27
Waymo wants $2.6 billion from Uber for a single...

During a hearing today wherein Alphabet's self-driving unit Waymo asked a judge to delay its upcoming trial against Uber in order to review new evidence, Reuters reports that one of Uber's attorneys said Waymo is seeking $2.6 billion for the alleged...

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13:20
Facebook tightens safeguards against hate-driven...

Facebook was caught more than a little off-guard when ProPublica discovered ads targeted at racists, and today it's taking steps to prevent those hate-filled ads from showing up again. The social network's Sheryl Sandberg has announced plans to tight...

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13:16
iPhone X Production Faces Further Delays, Will Start...

Final production on the iPhone X has yet to start, even though Apple will begin taking orders for the device in just over a month. Raymond James chip analyst Christopher Caso conducted supply chain checks this morning and then shared what he learned about Apple's production schedule in an investor's note obtained by Barron's.

According to Caso, while there were already production delays affecting the iPhone X, further delays have occurred recently. He says production is set to start in mid-October, later than earlier predictions. With additional delays, full production ramp up will be delayed into the December quarter.

Interestingly, while the industry widely anticipated a shift in iPhone ramp timing, our checks suggest there was an incremental delay in the build plans - with orders firmed up as recently as last week - shifting...

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13:14
iOS 11's Control Center buttons don't...

If you've updated to Apple's new iOS 11, you might have played around with the new Control Center. You also might think that toggling Bluetooth and WiFi "off" in the Center might actually, you know, turn them off. Turns out, you'd be wrong. As noted...

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13:11
11 Things You Should Know about iOS 11

iOS 11 is now available, and “Take Control of iOS 11” author Josh Centers has a list of things you need to know both before and after upgrading.

 

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12:58
The world’s largest aircraft had a successful engine...

Back in May, we reported that the world's largest aircraft, the Stratolaunch, had finally left its (giant) hanger and was preparing for tests. This week, the first of those was completed. All six of the massive rocket-launching plane's turbofan engin...

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12:56
Inside iOS 11: Quick screen recording comes to...




A potentially handy feature discovered in Apple's iOS 11 is native screen recording support, invoked through a command in the overhauled Control Center interface.

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12:53
Apple Watch Support in Apple’s Upcoming AirPower Mat...

Apple is developing an "AirPower" wireless charging mat that's designed to charge an iPhone 8/8/Plus, an Apple Watch, and AirPods at the same time, and there's been some confusion about whether it will work with existing Apple Watch models or only the new Series 3 devices.

While some sites have suggested AirPower will work with all Apple Watch models, Apple's own documentation tells a different story. The Apple Watch comparison page lists "Supports AirPower mat" as a feature for the LTE and non-LTE Series 3 Apple Watches, but support is not included for the Series 1 device.

Because all Apple Watch models already feature inductive charging, it's logical to guess that they might all work with the AirPower, but it seems special hardware will be required, and that hardware is only available in new models. Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 owners will...

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12:41
Target's app will soon guide you to the item...

While Target has to keep up with Amazon to compete in a tough retail market, it may have just found something its competitor cannot do. The company is rolling out its previously tested Bluetooth-powered Beacons to give its customers a real-time map o...

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12:24
Bluetooth & Wi-Fi can't be fully disabled...




Contrary to intuition, toggling off Bluetooth and/or Wi-Fi in the iOS 11 Control Center won't completely disable those radios, according to a new Apple support document.

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12:23
Hackers Using iCloud's Find My iPhone Feature...

Over the last day or two, several Mac users appear to have been locked out of their machines after hackers signed into their iCloud accounts and initiated a remote lock using Find My iPhone.

With access to an iCloud user's username and password, Find My iPhone on iCloud.com can be used to "lock" a Mac with a passcode even with two-factor authentication turned on, and that's what's going on here.

Apple allows users to access Find My iPhone without requiring two-factor authentication in case a person's only trusted device has gone missing.

2-factor authentication not required to access Find My iPhone and a user's list of devices.

Affected users who have had their iCloud accounts hacked are receiving messages demanding money for the passcode to unlock a locked Mac device.

Y'all my MacBook been locked and hacked. Someone help me @apple...

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12:22
Fox 's new TV show 'Ghosted' will...

Twitter is no stranger to TV tie-ins, but it's kicking things up a notch this week. It's partnering with Fox on a slew of streaming efforts to boost Fox's fall show lineup, including premiering a show on Twitter. You can watch the first episode of...

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12:05
Nest's vision of the secure home is rooted in...

Nest is officially in the home security business. At a press conference in San Francisco today, the company introduced a slew of devices: A video doorbell, an updated outdoor camera and a security system that includes a keypad base, a motion sensor a...

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12:01
'Golf' Easter egg on the Switch may be a...

It sounds like that hidden version of Golf on the Nintendo Switch may actually a tribute to the company's late president, Satoru Iwata. A group of enterprising hackers (including "yellowS8" from our last report) discovered that unlocking it is limite...

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11:59
Opera 47.0.2631.83 - High-performance Web browser.

Opera is a fast and secure browser trusted by millions of users. With the intuitive interface, Speed Dial and visual bookmarks for organizing favorite sites, news feature with fresh, relevant content, speed-boosting Opera Turbo mode and more handy features, Opera has everything you need to do more on the web. Also, with 1700+ available extensions, you can mix and match additional features to customize the browser the way you want.



Version 47.0.2631.83:

Changelog:

  • DNA-62160 [MacOS High Sierra] Exit full screen – black line between tab bar and menu bar
  • DNA-62705 [Mac High Sierra] Black window when reduced transparency turned on
  • DNA-62841 [Mac High Sierra] Wrong tab position after drag and drop
  • DNA-63599 [Mac] Close Window and Minimise menu options greyed out
  • DNA-63736 [Mac] Unable to drag window by dragging the bottom part of tab bar
  • DNA-63839 [Mac] Wrong position of tabs in tab bar...
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11:57
It could be late 2018 before we get a MacBook Pro...

Cannon Lake, Intel's next generation of Core processors, could arrive later than initially believed. Intel has rescheduled the release of its next-generation Cannon Lake-based processors to the end of 2018, reports DigiTimes, quoting unnamed “sources from the upstream supply chain.” This could delay the anticipated 32GB MacBook Pro.

The 10nm Cannon Lake CPUs are expected to see up to 25% performance improvement and 45% less power consumption compared to existing 14nm Kaby Lake processors. However, Intel has reportedly been facing difficulties with its 10nm process, according to DigiTimes. The Cannon Lake processors, originally set for launch in 2017, have seen their launch schedule revised three times: first to the end of 2017 or early 2018, then to the mid-2018, and now the end of 2018.

Cannon Lake processors include support for LPDDR4 memory, which could allow for the...

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11:48
Vivaldi 1.12.955.36 - An advanced browser made with...

Vivaldi is a browser for our friends.

In 1994, two programmers started working on a web browser. Our idea was to make a really fast browser, capable of running on limited hardware, keeping in mind that users are individuals with their own requirements and wishes. Opera was born. Our little piece of software gained traction, our group grew, and a community was created. We stayed close to our users and to our roots. We kept improving our software, based on our users feedback, as well as our own ideas on how to make a great browser. We innovated and we strove for excellence. Fast forward to 2015, the browser we once loved has changed its direction. Sadly, it is no longer serving its community of users and contributors who helped build the browser in the first place.

So we came to a natural conclusion:...

We must make a new browser. A browser for ourselves and a browser for our friends. A browser that is fast, but also a browser that is rich...

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11:47
Airfoil 5.6.3

Ensures full compatibility with macOS 10.13 High Sierra. ($29 new, free update, 14.2 MB)

 

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11:42
‘Final Fantasy XV’ multiplayer DLC arrives October...

Final Fantasy XV dominated last year's holiday season, and impressively, the game's managed to stay relevant throughout 2017. Whether it's temporary events, side story DLC, mobile games or crossovers into other titles, it's stayed on players' radar....

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11:32
Intel's Cannonlake Chips Allegedly Delayed...

Intel will not release its next-generation Cannonlake processors until the end of 2018, according to supply chain sources that spoke to DigiTimes.

Unsurprisingly, Intel is believed to be facing problems with its 10-nanometer process, leading to a series of delays. Cannonlake chips were initially set to debut as early as 2017, but have been pushed back several times.However, Intel has reportedly been facing difficulties with its 10nm process. The Cannon Lake processors, originally set for launch in 2017, have seen their launch schedule revised three times: first to the end of 2017 or early 2018, then to the mid-2018, and now the end of 2018, the sources noted.If Intel doesn't get Cannonlake out until later in 2018, it could be followed shortly by Intel's Ice Lake chips, made on Intel's 10nm+ process. There's already been some...

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11:21
The OnePlus 5 got a whimsical French makeover

If you like your tech on the whimsical side, you'll probably be interested in OnePlus' latest collaboration with French designer Castelbajac. The partnership's line of "Callection" products includes a limited edition version of the OnePlus 5, complet...

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11:20
Delays in Intel Cannon Lake processor rumored again...




Supply chain sources suggest that the Intel Cannon Lake processor needed to drive 32GB of RAM in a MacBook Pro without the need of a dedicated memory controller has slipped to the end of 2018, likely pushing any MacBook Pro with the configuration that far away as well.

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11:19
Craig Federighi: Apple Has Considered Nightstand...

Apple software engineering chief Craig Federighi has revealed that Apple has considered a Nightstand mode for iPhone X.

"This is definitely something we've considered," said Federighi, in response to an email from MacRumors reader Zain, who asked whether it would be possible for a Nightstand mode on the iPhone X. "This probably makes the most sense for customers who charge their phone in a dock that tilts up the phone."

However, Federighi noted that it's "not currently super common" for people to charge their iPhones that way.

Nightstand mode is an Apple Watch feature that allows the watch to be used as a nightstand clock and an alarm clock while it is laying on its side and charging. The watch displays the time in large text, along with the date, the battery's remaining charge, and an upcoming alarm if one is set.

When the Apple Watch is in Nightstand mode and isn't being used, the display...

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11:11
∞ Taiwan motorcycle advertisement

This is an old video but what a wonderful, poignant ad celebrating lifelong friendships and motorcycles. I’m honestly jealous of these

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11:04
Turning Off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in iOS 11's...

An anonymous reader shares a Motherboard report: Turning off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi when you're not using them on your smartphone has long been standard, common sense, advice. Unfortunately, with the iPhone's new operating system iOS 11 - which was released to the general public yesterday - turning them off is not as easy as it used to be. Now, when you toggle Bluetooth and Wi-Fi off from the iPhone's Control Center -- the somewhat confusing menu that appears when you swipe up from the bottom of the phone -- it actually doesn't completely turn them off. While that might sound like a bug, that's actually what Apple intended in the new operating system. But security researchers warn that users might not realize this and, as a consequence, could leave Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on without noticing. Numerous Slashdot readers have complained about this "feature" this week.

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11:04
Inside iOS 11: AirPlay 2 on existing speakers...




The upcoming launch of AirPlay 2 comes with a caveat: Old hardware will need a firmware update, at the very least, to work with the new protocol. With Apple said to have ceased development on its router products, it's possible that AirPort Express owners using AirPlay could be left in the dust.

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10:59
Airbnb wants to help you book a restaurant...

Airbnb just added a new feature that allows users to book restaurant reservations directly through its app and website. It's powered by Resy and is currently available in 16 US cities.

Airbnb now has a dedicated restaurants tab that lets you search...

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10:57
How Qi wireless charging works, and why it hasn’t...

This is another example of a technology that will take off now that Apple is supporting it.

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10:44
iPhone 8 Plus and me: A 72-hour quest for beautiful...

As a (supposed) professional photographer, I’m really interested in the improvements and features of the new iPhones’ cameras and the advancements Apple is making in photography. They are helping “average users” to create beautiful, compelling images.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:41
Netflix's ‘Punisher’ trailer shows us a haunted...

While the second season of Netflix's Daredevil didn't quite measure up to the first, Jon Bernthal's take on antihero The Punisher was a standout addition. The streaming company wasted little time announcing the haunted criminal-killer would get a sho...

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10:37
Messages in iCloud not implemented at present,...




A feature touted for iOS 11 at the 2017 WWDC was Messages in iCloud -- but it was removed during the beta process, and will return at some undisclosed point in the future.

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10:34
Apple Watch LTE problems are actually an existing Wi...

Serenity Caldwell does a great job of explaining what’s going on with the Apple Watch connectivity problems. It also reaffirms why I didn’t experience any of these issues in my Apple Watch review—I don’t connect to these types of networks.

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10:30
Nest announces ‘Secure’ alarm system, ‘Hello’ video...

Nest is today announcing its latest lineup of products including a few brand new devices and an official introduction for its new outdoor security camera.

more…

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10:28
iOS 11 already installed on 10.01% of compatible...

iOS 11 is installed on 10.01% of compatible devices 24 hours after launch, according to data from Mixpanel (as noted by MacRumors.com). Sounds good, but the analytics company says it’s seeing slower adoption rates than iOS 10 saw during the same adoption period in 2016.

iOS 10 is now installed on 84.55% of devices, while 5.44% of users continue to run an older version of iOS, according to Mixpanel. iOS 11 is a free download and runs on the iPhone 5s and later, the iPad mini 2 and later, and the sixth generation iPod touch.

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10:22
'Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite' already...

The game Marvel vs. Capcom — Infinite was released on on September 19th, and it appears as though Capcom is going all out to promote it. They're hosting an eSports tournament called Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite — Battle of the Stones, and...

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10:19
Toshiba picks Bain consortium as winner for its...




Toshiba on Wednesday announced an $18 billion agreement to sell its memory chip business to a group of companies led by U.S. equity firm Bain Capital, one prominent backer likely being Apple.

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10:17
Fix iOS 11 update issues & recover lost or...

We’re all excited to update to Apple’s new iOS 11 for iPhone and iPad after the official public release yesterday, but making sure you have your backups in order beforehand so you don’t lose any data can sometimes be a nerve-racking task. If you happen to encounter a problem with the update– like missing data, iOS update failures or a frozen phone– there might still be a way to recover what you’ve lost and complete your iOS 11 update without issue…

PhoneRescue from iMobie allows you to access deleted and lost data on iOS 11, and even browse through data in your iCloud backups to pull individual files as needed. And with the latest release that brings support for the software on iOS 11 and High Sierra, there is also now a built-in iOS Repair feature that will fix the most common iOS update issues– such as Recovery Mode problems, phones stuck on the Apple logo during reboot, and other iOS update failures– all while preserving your data in...

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10:08
iOS 11 Installed on 10% of Devices 24 Hours After...

Apple's newest operating system, iOS 11, is seeing slower adoption rates than iOS 10 saw during the same adoption period last year, according to data collected by analytics company Mixpanel. As of 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, 24 hours after iOS 11 was released, the OS is installed on 10.01 percent of devices.

24 hours after iOS 10 was released last year, it was installed on 14.45 percent of devices. iOS 9, after its release in 2015, was installed on 12.60 percent of devices 24 hours after launch, and iOS 8 saw similar adoption rates in 2014.

iOS 11 was not affected by installation issues or other problems like iOS 10 was, but past issues with new iOS releases may be keeping some users from upgrading right away. The iOS 11 update also disables all 32-bit apps, another factor that could be holding some users back.

Adoption rates...

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10:08
Nest takes on home defense with its Secure alarm...

Nest wants to manage every aspect of your home's security -- not just its thermostats and cameras. The company has announced a slew of products designed to keep an eye on your home while you're away, under the Nest Secure banner. That includes a Goog...

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10:03
Apple admits to Apple Watch LTE problems

While writing my review of the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE capabilities, I experienced notable connectivity issues. The new Watch appeared to try to connect to unknown WiFi networks instead of connecting to cellular, when I was out and about without my phone.

Within the first couple days of experiencing this, Apple replaced my first review unit with a second one, but that one proved to be problematic, too.

Eventually, the company issued an official statement, acknowledging the issue. “We have discovered that when Apple Watch Series 3 joins unauthenticated Wi-Fi networks without connectivity, it may at times prevent the watch from using cellular,” an Apple spokesperson said in an emailed statement. “We are investigating a fix for a future software release.”

I’m not sure what’s going on here, but I never had this issue with my Apple Watch. Every time I tried to do...

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09:52
Analyst: pre-orders for the iPhone 8 are lower than...

Rosenblatt analyst Jun Zhang tells clients that pre-orders for the iPhone 8 have come in well below the iPhone 7 and iPhone 6. Pre-orders started on Sept. 15 and the first models are due to arrive this Friday.

The firm’s Chinese market research shows 1.5 millions iPhone 8 pre-orders on JD.com in the first three days compared to 3.5 million for the iPhone 7. China Mobile’s iPhone 8 volume was about one million compared to 2.5 million for the iPhone 7 and 3.5 million for the iPhone 6. Zhang says pre-orders were also low in the United States. 

“We understand many customers could be waiting for the iPhone X, but we are concerned iPhone 8/8 Plus sell-through could bring some headwinds,” he adds.

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09:48
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi aren’t full disabled when turned...

Apple says that Bluetooth and Wi-Fi aren’t fully disabled when turned off in the iOS 11Control Center. 

The company says that when you toggle the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth buttons in Control Center, your device will immediately disconnect from Wi-Fi and Bluetooth accessories. Both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth will continue to be available, so you can use AirDrop, AirPlay, the Apple Pencil, the Apple Watch, Continuity features (such as Handoff and Instant Hotspot), and Locations services.

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09:42
Nest's outdoor Cam IQ brings facial recognition...

Nest's latest media event could be big news if you're interested in spotting burglars before they break into your home. It's introducing the Nest Cam IQ outdoor, a rugged take on the regular IQ that's designed to watch over your yard. As you might gu...

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09:41
AirPlay 2 doesn’t seem to be enabled in iOS 11 or...

Initial testing suggests that AirPlay 2 isn’t currently enabled in iOS 11, tvOS 11 or both, according to AppleInsider. Hopefully, it will be added soon in operating system updates — along with other promised-but-missing features such as Apple Pay Cash (for iOS 11 and watchOS 4).

AirPlay 2 is Apple’s followup to the original AirPlay Wi-Fi-based music playback standard. While Sonos popularized Wi-Fi-based multi-room audio playback, Bluetooth became ubiquitous, and multi-platform Wi-Fi audio standards spread in popularity, Apple lacked a competing story until AirPlay 2.

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09:38
Overwatch League’s first season is set to begin...

The Overwatch League has added three more teams to its roster, bringing the total up to its target number of 12 and making way for the very first competition season. The new teams represent Philadelphia, Dallas and Houston and are owned by Comcast Sp...

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09:35
Apple Watch Series 3 reviews: The good, the bad, and...

It turns out the third time isn’t the charm for Apple Watch. Early reviews for the Series 3 model with cellular have landed and let’s just say there are some concerns.

Most of the problems result from LTE connectivity issues, the major new feature on Apple Watch. While the woes weren’t universal, enough reviewers had issues that Apple is investigating a fix that will be included in a future software update. In a statement to the Verge, one of the outlets that experienced severe issues, Apple says it has pinpointed an issue where Apple Watch Series 3 joins unauthenticated Wi-Fi networks without adequate connectivity (like a public Wi-Fi hotspot), which in turn prevents the watch from using the cellular connection. With the first wave of shipments due to arrive Friday, here’s hoping that update arrives sooner than later.

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09:28
Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Aren't Fully Disabled When...

Apple has confirmed that Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are not fully disabled when toggled off in Control Center on iOS 11.

Even when toggled off in Control Center on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 11 and later, a new support document says Bluetooth and Wi-Fi will continue to be available for AirDrop, AirPlay, Apple Pencil, Apple Watch, Location Services, and Continuity features like Handoff and Instant Hotspot.

Toggling off Bluetooth or Wi-Fi in Control Center only disconnects accessories now, rather than disabling connectivity entirely.

If Bluetooth is turned off, the iOS device can't be connected to any Bluetooth accessories until one of these conditions is met:

  • You turn on Bluetooth in Control Center.
  • You connect to a Bluetooth accessory in Settings > Bluetooth.
  • It's 5 a.m. local time.
  • You restart your device.

    While Wi-Fi is disabled, auto...

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    09:28
    9to5Toys Lunch Break: Apple 27-inch 5K iMac $1,600...

    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
    Tim Cook issues strongest language yet regarding...




    Apple CEO Tim Cook reiterated his stance against DACA's elimination in what is possibly his most candid and firmest statement on the matter since he first spoke on the matter.

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    09:02
    Apple Watch goes on sale on Friday with a Cellular...

    Apple’s new Series 3 smartwatch starts shipping this Friday, and the biggest feature change between last year’s model and this new Watch is that it has built-in cellular capabilities. The problem is that cell service isn’t entirely reliable at the moment.

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    09:00
    Personal finance—lessons learned from an online shop

    Mastering personal finances can often start with something as simple as holding a garage sale or opening an online shop. Keeping track of what it takes to manage sales helps you figure out what’s needed to make sure your own finances stay in order.

    Sisters Devin, Quinn, and Alexis decided to try their luck with an online shop when they were left with a house full of antiques after their grandmother passed away. They started Bachelor’s Button Vintage to sell all the marvelous old things they inherited but didn’t need.

    Each sister brought her unique skills to running the online store. Quinn, a teacher, used her writing skills to write product descriptions. Photographer Alexis lent her ability to create great shots needed for their items,...

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    09:00
    Newly Streamlined App Ratings

    Now it’s quicker and easier for users to see your app's rating, with just one summary rating that displays on your product page. This summary rating is based on ratings of your app's current version as of September 19 (Pacific Time), and is specific to each territory on the App Store. New ratings will continue to count towards this summary, and you can choose to reset your summary rating when you release a new version of your app. Customer reviews for all versions of your app will continue to display on your product page.

    Learn about Ratings, Reviews, and Responses.

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    09:00
    Newly Streamlined App Ratings

    Now it’s quicker and easier for users to see your app's rating, with just one summary rating that displays on your product page. This summary rating is based on ratings of your app's current version as of September 19 (Pacific Time), and is specific to each territory on the App Store. New ratings will continue to count towards this summary, and you can choose to reset your summary rating when you release a new version of your app. Customer reviews for all versions of your app will continue to display on your product page.

    Learn about Ratings, Reviews, and Responses.

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    08:58
    TeamViewer QuickSupport: Remote support of iOS...

    It's been possible since the early days of iPhone to control or view the screen of a remote Mac, but there's never been a way to go the opposite direction: use the Mac to view or control an iPhone or iPad. While remote control of an iOS device still isn't possible, TeamViewer has announced TeamViewer QuickSupporta free app that can be used with TeamViewer to remotely view iOS screens and provide support to users.

    QuickSupport requires iOS 11, and that's for one very good reason -- the app takes advantage of the iOS 11 screen recording capability to capture screen actions in real-time for transmission to TeamViewer on the Mac or a PC. 



    Once the app is installed, a user only needs to go through a few simple steps; adding the screen recording button to the iOS Control Center, then turning on...

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    08:45
    Pinterest for iPad now lets you drag and drop from...

    iOS 11 brings desktop-class drag and drop support to the iPad, and Pinterest is using the new feature to make saving pins easier. The bookmarking app now lets you drag content from Safari directly into Pinterest to instantly create pins. You can use this new method in split view or with the new Dock on iOS 11.

    more…

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    08:34
    Pages 6.3, Numbers 4.3, and Keynote 7.3 for Mac

    Minor updates to Pages and Keynote, and the standard performance and stability improvements for all three apps. (Free, various sizes)

     

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    08:30
    Naysayers are already piling on to say that Apple...

    Fortune has published a report today about Apple's HomePod being a loser right out the gate by using a tactic referred to as FUD or 'Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt.' It's months away before HomePod even surfaces and Fortune published a report today titled "Apple HomePod Faces Tough Odds Against Amazon Echo in Connected Home Market." Fortune says that "some experts have already discounted Apple HomePod's prospects for success." Apple's HomePod will only have a single month of holiday sales in a limited release in three countries. So it's a little early to be calling Apple's HomePod a loser at this stage of the game.

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    08:14
    Deals: 64GB Apple TV for $169 ($30 off); 27"...




    Midweek deals are in effect now with cash discounts on 2017 Macs and 4th generation Apple TVs. Pick up a 27" iMac 5K for $1,599 ($200 off) or an upgraded 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for $1,899 ($100 off). Apple's latest 13" MacBook Air is also $100 off and 64GB Apple TVs are $169.95 -- all with no tax collected outside NY and NJ.

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    08:09
    Austin Mann: iPhone 8 camera review

    Austin Mann:

    I’m writing to you from a small hotel room in India having just experienced a magical adventure in western India orchestrated by friends at Ker & Downey. I’ve shot thousands of images and countless portraits with the iPhone 8 Plus and I’m excited to share what I’ve learned.

    While the iPhone 8 Plus looks essentially the same as the phone we’ve had since the 6 Plus, there are some new features in the 8 Plus which really impact creative pros across the board — most notably Portrait Lighting, along with a few other hidden gems.

    I’m a big fan of Austin’s photography and his reviews. He knows his craft and does a great job showing off iPhone 8 Plus camera.

    ∞ Read this on The Loop

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    08:03
    New York Times on iPhone 8: A worthy refinement...

    Farhad Manjoo:

    What does one say about a new iPhone? At this point, a decade after the first one sent the earth spinning in directions both magical and ghastly, it can be difficult to summon any fresh wonder when appraising the familiar little slab of digital horror and delight.

    I’ma stop you right there. Why does the New York Times do this? Why ghastly? Why digital horror?

    But I digress:

    The 8s look almost identical to the iPhones 7, 6S and 6, a model first introduced back when Donald Trump was still hosting a reality TV show. To make matters worse, both are overshadowed by the $1,000 all-screen iPhone X, which Apple considers the foundation for the next iteration of the iPhone. That model ships in November, and reviewers have not yet had a chance to use it.

    To make matters worse? This prose is jarring, especially when compared to the “worthy refinement” in the headline. But onward, people:

    Most of Apple’s improvements over the iPhone 7...

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    08:00
    Apple acknowledges connection issue with new Apple...

    Enlarge / The Series 3 supports several watch faces, as expected.

    The headline feature of the new Apple Watch may not work as reliably as it should when the device starts shipping later this week.

    In a review of the Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular, which promises the ability to connect to LTE networks independently from a user’s iPhone, The Verge’s Lauren Goode wrote that the device repeatedly struggled to join a cellular network and would instead remain hung up on “random” Wi-Fi signals. The issue persisted across two separate test units, the review said....

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    07:59
    Apple admits to LTE connection issues with Apple...




    Apple has acknowledged early problems with cellular connectivity on the Apple Watch Series 3, indicating it will try to patch them in a "future software release."

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    07:55
    AWT TV Episode 22: September 19, 2017

    Last night, Marty and Steve got together for another fun hour of discussion about all things Apple on AWT TV. Of course, there were REAL THINGS to discuss -- we've been able to make some pre-orders and we actually have updates to iOS 11, watchOS 4 and tvOS 11 to play with. 

    In this episode, Marty and Steve talk about...what else? The updates to iOS, watchOS and tvOS that became available today. We also brought up what new Apple products we're getting. For Marty, it looks like an Apple TV 4K is in the works -- he's got the TV for it already -- and an iPhone X when they ship later this fall. 

    Steve's ordered an Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular, and when the iPhone X comes out that's what he's getting. By the way, if you want to know how small the iPhone X is compared to an iPhone 7 Plus, even with a screen that's slightly larger, you need to check out this video....

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    07:49
    Tim Cook Speaks About DACA, Coding, and More at...

    Apple CEO Tim Cook attended Bloomberg's Global Business Forum today alongside former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. He discussed several topics, ranging from DACA and human rights to education and the environment.

    Tim Cook at Steve Jobs Theater

    Cook said "dreamers," or individuals who were brought to the United States at a young age when their parents or guardians illegally immigrated to the country," only know the United States as home and deeply love the country.

    He added that "we all started somewhere" and "we are all descendants of immigrants."

    "They only know our country. This is their home. They love America deeply," Tim Cook says of Dreamers #BloombergGBF pic.twitter.com/2rJqajbhdu

    — Bloomberg LIVE (@BloombergLIVE)...

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    07:45
    Intel reportedly delays Cannon Lake to end of 2018,...

    Intel has reportedly delayed the launch of its Cannon Lake laptop processors until the end of 2018, putting the CPU architecture a full 18 months behind its original target of mid-2017.

    The delay raises questions about both processors and maximum RAM for next year’s MacBook Pro models …

    more…

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    07:42
    iOS 11: How Control Center works

    Jason Snell, Macworld:

    Control Center in iOS 11 is different. Really different. And when you upgrade from iOS 10, it will take some getting used to. But as someone who has been using it for a few months now, let me declare: It’s better. The new Control Center is simultaneously simpler and more powerful. And best of all, you can customize it to do what you want —— and hide most of what you don’t care about.

    I agree with Jason. I think the new Control Center does take getting used to. But Jason solves that problem. His walkthrough makes things pretty clear.

    ∞ Read this on The Loop

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    07:33
    Clever app that generates QR codes, makes it easy to...

    Visual Codes is a bit hard to describe. It basically makes it easy to turn a chunk of data (like a URL) into a QR code, and makes it easy to store and retrieve those codes. You can even use Siri to display your codes on your iPhone screen.

    Here’s an example that might explain the value here:

    You can use Visual Codes to create a QR code that connects to your home WiFi. You could print that QR code (Visual Codes knows how to print, too) and put it on the wall in your house. When someone comes to visit, they point their camera to the QR code poster (iOS knows how to interpret QR codes, knows this particular one is to connect to WiFi) and they are connected.

    If you prefer a more private, controlled setting, you could ask Siri to bring up your home WiFi QR code, then have your guest point their camera to the QR code on your iPhone screen. Same result. No password changing hands, and they are in.

    This is just one use case. Of many. And the app is FREE....

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    07:27
    Apple's AirPlay 2 not currently functional in...




    Apple's AirPlay 2 discussion at the 2017 WWDC promised streaming support to multiple targets from an iPhone or iPad -- but initial testing seems to suggest that the feature is not currently enabled in iOS 11, tvOS 11 or both.

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    07:24
    watchOS 4: The TidBITS Review

    Adam Engst reviews watchOS 4, which provides new features and tweaks to the Apple Watch interface. Overall, it’s a good and worthwhile update that fixes some glaring interface errors and improves overall functionality, but it’s not the sea change that watchOS 3 was.

     

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

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    07:24
    Dates Now Available For ACES Conference 2018

    ACES Conference will be held May 9th to 10th of 2018, just as the ground is fully thawing out in the home of the Wire, Baltimore, Maryland. It’ll be real. It’ll be fun. It’ll be real fun. And after taking the 2017 conference off, I’ll be back there in 2018 to join in the fun. Now I just need to finish my book on consulting before then (I’m like half way there, and winters in Minnesota give a lot of writing opportunities)…

    The post Dates Now Available For ACES Conference 2018 appeared first on krypted.com.

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    07:17
    Early Apple Watch Series 3 reviews skew friendly,...




    Some of the first reviews of the LTE-equipped Apple Watch Series 3 emerged on Wednesday, giving the wearable praise in many respects, but also raising issues around limitations and early bugs.

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    07:11
    Facial Recognition Startups Report Increased...

    With the upcoming launch of the iPhone X in November, Apple is preparing to debut an all-new biometric security feature called "Face ID." By using half a dozen front-facing sensors and an enhanced camera system, the iPhone X will be able to project more than 30,000 invisible dots onto your face, create a precise map of what it sees, and remember it so that all you have to do to unlock the iPhone X is look at it with your eyes open, and swipe up on the Lock Screen.

    Although it's yet to be seen if this feature will be "well received" by users, a new report by Bloomberg today cites a few startups in the technology industry that have noticed Apple's influence already beginning to make waves in the...

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    07:11
    Backstory: How DuckDuckGo was born and grew to take...

    This is a fascinating read. There’s the story of how Gabriel Weinberg got started. And the story of how he figured out his core mission, that of privacy.

    One particular highlight that struck me:

    It was 2011 when Gabriel Weinberg started to experiment off-line advertising with a billboard, which said “Google tracks you. We don’t.”

    According to Wired, that campaign cost was $7,000 for four weeks, and it started “in tech-heavy SOMA district, along the highway dumping cars off the Bay Bridge into San Francisco.”

    This is not literature, but there’s lots of detail, and a terrific underdog story.

    ∞ Read this on The Loop

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    07:07
    With odd timing, Belkin launches dongle with...

    When Apple controversially dropped the 3.5mm audio jack from the iPhone 7, some complained that including Lightning EarPods in the pack didn’t entirely solve the problem. It was no longer possible to charge the iPhone while listening to music …

    more…

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    07:03
    Droid Life: Google to roll out $49 Google Home Mini

    Droid Life:

    When Google takes the stage on October 4 at a phone-related event in San Francisco, most of us expect there to be non-phone related product announcements too. We’ve heard rumors about a Google Home “mini” possibly being on the way and today we can confirm that it exists, how much it costs, and the colors it’ll be available in.

    The home assistant market is evolving, and all before Apple’s HomePod has an official release date. Amazon’s Echo Dot is priced at $49.99 and now it looks like Google is playing in the same space at the same price.

    Begs the question: Will Apple roll out a HomePod Mini to compete with the Dot and Home Mini?

    The Dot has a speaker, but is not designed to play music. A HomePod Mini could offer remote, always on Siri queries, and fire up music on the HomePod.

    That said, is there a need for a HomePod Mini in a home that likely already has iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches? Gonna be interesting to watch this market...

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    07:00
    Apple Admits To Apple Watch LTE Problems Just Before...

    Lauren Goode, reporting for The Verge: Apple's new Series 3 smartwatch starts shipping this Friday, and the biggest feature change between last year's model and this new Watch is that it has built-in cellular capabilities. Except, that cell service isn't entirely reliable. While writing my review of the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE capabilities, I experienced notable connectivity issues. The new Watch appeared to try to connect to unknown WiFi networks instead of connecting to cellular, when I was out and about without my phone. Within the first couple days of experiencing this, Apple replaced my first review unit with a second one, but that one proved to be problematic, too. Eventually, the company issued an official statement, acknowledging the issue. "We have discovered that when Apple Watch Series 3 joins unauthenticated Wi-Fi networks without connectivity, it may at times prevent the watch from using cellular," an Apple spokesperson said in an emailed statement. "We are...

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    06:56
    Apple Configurator 2.5 - Configure and deploy iOS...

    Apple Configurator makes it easy to deploy iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Apple TV devices in your school or business. Use Apple Configurator to quickly configure large numbers of devices connected to your Mac via USB with the settings, apps, and data you specify for your students, employees, or customers. Rebuilt from the ground up, Apple Configurator features a flexible, device-centric design that enables you to configure one or dozens of devices quickly and easily. Simply select a single device or many at once and perform an action. With Apple Configurator, you're able to update software, install apps and configuration profiles, rename and change wallpaper on devices, export device information and documents, and much more. You can also inspect any device to see details like serial number and hardware addresses, which apps and profiles are installed, and its console log.

    Apple Configurator integrates with the Device Enrollment Program to automate MDM...

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    06:46
    Apple Watch Series 3 reviews: Freedom from iPhone...

    The first Apple Watch Series 3 reviews are out, and while the device is generally well-received, it also seems the LTE model is not without issues.

    The headline feature of the LTE model – the freedom to leave your phone behind while jogging, working out in the gym or heading to the beach – is what’s selling it to most reviewers. The snappier performance is also appreciated.

    But some are also reporting short battery-life and connectivity issues, with Apple acknowledging one problem currently affecting the device …

    more…

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    06:27
    Smultron 10.0 - Easy-to-use, powerful text editor.

    Smultron 10 is an elegant and powerful text editor that is easy to use. You can use Smultron 10 to create or edit any text document. Everything from a web page, a note or a script to any single piece of text or code. Smultron 10 is very easy to use, it is fast and uses powerful technologies like auto save. It helps you to do what you want to do without getting in your way. So you can save time and get things done. Use Smultron 10 for all your text needs..

    • Smultron 10 is designed to be intuitive and easy to use
    • Edit your text with many helpful and powerful tools
    • All your documents are easily accessible
    • Use Smultron 10 in your own language as it is translated into many languages
    • Store your documents in iCloud and access them on all your Macs
    • It has all the features you want when you need them, such as syntax colors for over 130 code languages, regular expressions, commands, text snippets, text folding, line...
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    06:27
    ProtectStar iLocker Update available to Password-...

    ProtectStar has updated iLocker for Mac to version 1.0.1. The app allows users of shared Macs password protect any app on their computer's hard drive.

    Parents can drag and drop apps or files into the iLocker window, set a password, and their selections are protected from unauthorized access by their offspring. The app also supports the MacBook Pro's Touch ID sensor.

    iLocker for Mac requires macOS 10.11. It’s available for $19.90 at the ProtectStar website (https://www.protectstar.com/en/).

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    06:21
    Apple Watch Series 3 Reviews: Freedom From iPhone...

    Apple Watch Series 3 reviews are out, and the verdict is mixed about its new built-in cellular capabilities and the impact on battery life.

    Apple Watch Series 3 via The Verge

    The Verge editor Lauren Goode said her Apple Watch Series 3 largely "failed at the LTE part," particularly due to an issue where the watch would connect to an unknown Wi-Fi network instead of LTE.You can't rest easy with the Apple Watch 3 yet, because that seamlessness, that so-called magic, isn't there. The stutters during the handoff from Bluetooth to Wi-Fi to LTE shouldn't happen. The music streaming? It isn't there yet. A built-in podcast streaming option? Also not there. A reliable Siri? Nope, not in my experience.Apple acknowledged the issue and said it is ...

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    06:17
    Apple issues a statement on Apple Watch Series 3...

    Early reviewers for publications including The Verge and The Wall Street Journal have expressed connectivity issues with the Apple Watch Series 3, which will be available this Friday. Apple has issued a statement about the issue to The Verge:

    “We have discovered that when Apple Watch Series 3 joins unauthenticated Wi-Fi networks without connectivity, it may at times prevent the watch from using cellular. We are investigating a fix for a future software release.” 

    Stay tuned.

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    06:12
    Apollo Cloud 2 Duo first NAS hard drive array to...




    Promise Technology has announced that its Apollo Cloud 2 Duo network attached storage device has received a software update to allow it to appear in the iOS 11 Files application for seamless transfer of files to and from the device from both the Mac and an iPhone or iPad.

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    06:03
    The EVOLUS 3 is a multi-docking station with Qi...

    Enblue Technology has introduced the EVOLUS 3 Qi, a multi-docking station with wireless charging, for the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X. It will charge the iPad and Apple Watch, as well.

    EVOLUS 3 Qi integrates a Qi certified, module with 3-coil technology and will charge the new iPhones with a maximum of 7.5 watts, 5V/1.5A (limited by Apple). It can host an Apple smartphone and tablet of any size, and the Apple Watch series 1, 2, and 3. It will work with most cases on.

    In addition, thanks to the modularity of their products, Enblue offers an upgrade set for their standard EVOLUS line and for their Premium One line. The EVOLUS 3 Qi is made out of aircraft grade aluminum and comes in a “cool silver” model.

    The EVOLUS 3 Qi is available now for $149. An upgrade kit that turns the EVOLUS 3 into a 3 Qi ships in October.

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    06:00
    Deal: Get The Definitive iOS 11 Developer Bundle for...

    It seems like we're always advertising a deal on iOS 11 developer training bundles, and there's a good reason for that; they're one of the most popular items in the Apple World Today Deals Shop. Today we're offering The Definitive iOS 11 Developer Bundle for $49, with 108 hours of training in seven separate courses that will take you from being a raw beginner to a polished expert. 

    The seven courses you'll be have access to include:

    • iOS 11 & Swift 4: From Beginner to Paid Professional
    • Complete iOS 11 Machine Learning Masterclass
    • How to Make A Freaking iPhone App: iOS 11 and Swift 4
    • The Complete iOS 11 Developer Course: Beginner To Advanced...
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    05:52
    Promise Technology releases the iOS 11-friendly...

    Promise Technology is shipping its newest personal storage device, the Apollo Cloud 2 Duo, which is available in Apple stores. With enhanced iOS 11 features and no monthly or yearly fees, it gives Apple users the ability to store important data off the Internet onto a secure personal cloud, with all transactions encrypted.

    The Apollo Cloud 2 Duo houses 8TB of storage capacity. According to the folks at Promise Technologies, you don’t have to know anything about networking or IT to set up your Apollo Cloud because its two-step setup process will have you ready to back up your important documents, photos and videos within minutes. There’s integration with the iOS 11 Files app, as well as drag ’n drop in the operating system update.

    You can set up your inner circle and assign storage space on your Apollo Cloud Duo to 40 people of your choosing.  Each member can save content on the personal cloud device, and share their files with others via time limited links.  However,...

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    05:49
    Promise Technology releases the Apollo Cloud 2 Duo

    Promise Technology is shipping its newest personal storage device, Apollo Cloud 2 Duo, which is available in Apple stores. With enhanced iOS 11 features and no monthly or yearly fees, it gives Apple users the ability to store important data off the Internet onto a secure personal cloud, with all transactions encrypted.
     

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    05:24
    Inside iOS 11: Files app brings some user control of...




    Apple's iOS 11 brings along with it a new Files app, allowing iPhone, iPad, and Mac users the ability to seamlessly share working documents across iCloud, as well as integrate other online storage services with compatible applications.

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    05:16
    BetterTouchTool 2.304 - 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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    05:15
    Apple File System included in forthcoming macOS High...

    This could get annoying.

    Apple has released a technical note describing how the new Apple File System (APFS) feature will be limited to Macs with all-flash built-in storage, which means it won’t work with iMacs and Mac minis that include Fusion Drives.

    The Fusion Drives were converted to the APFS format during the first beta test of MacOS High Sierra, but support was removed in subsequent betas and not reimplemented.

    Following the release of the High Sierra Golden Master, Apple has confirmed APFS will not be available for Fusion Drives and has provided instructions for converting from APFS back to the standard HFS+ format.

    As such, users who participated in the public beta and had a Mac with a Fusion Drive converted to APFS will need to convert their drives back to HFS+ format. This involves making a Time Machine Backup, creating a bootable installer, and using Disk Utility to reformat their Macs and reinstall macOS High Sierra.

    Apple on...

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    05:01
    Drive Genius 5.0.5 - $49.50 (50% off)

    Drive Genius features a comprehensive Malware Scan. Automate your malware protection. Protect your investment from any threat. The Malware Scan is part of the automated DrivePulse utility. DrivePulse monitors your computer from the background for potential hard drive errors, failures, and now viruses. Drive Genius 5 automates the monitoring for you and gives you total control over your hard drive. There are 18 powerful features including Find Duplicates, Repartition, Clone, Secure Erase, Defragment, and more.

    Clean up, speed up, and protect your Mac with Drive Genius 5.



    Version 5.0.5:

    • Due to major changes in macOS 10.13, all current versions of Drive Genius are incompatible with the upcoming release. We are working hard on a new version to fully support 10.13, but in the meantime we are releasing 5.0.5 to disable Drive Genius on 10.13.



    • OS X 10.10 or later



    ...

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    05:00
    MacBooks with the 10nm Cannon Lake Processors likely...

    A new supply chain report this morning states that Intel has reportedly rescheduled the release of its next-generation Cannon Lake-based processors to the end of 2018, which has already affected notebook brand vendors' new projects and their suppliers, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. If the reschedule holds, it will definitely put a crimp in Apple's MacBook plans for 2018. Rumors of the delay were rampant throughout 2017 and so the latest news isn't a shock, but definitely a disappointment.

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    05:00
    Apple releases iOS 11 update

    On Tuesday, Apple released its long-awaited iOS operating system.

    As usual, the update can be installed through the General Settings –> Software Update menus on your iOS device or through iTunes when connected to your Mac or Windows PC.

    The change list goes as follows and includes significant changes all around:

    App Store
    • All-new App Store designed for discovering great apps and games everyday
    • New Today tab helps you discover new apps and games with stories, how-to guides, and more
    • New Games tab to find new games and see what’s most popular with top game charts
    • Dedicated Apps tab with top picks, dedicated app charts, and app categories
    • App pages include more video previews, Editors’ Choice badges, easier access to user ratings, and information about in-app purchases

    Siri
    • New Siri voice is more natural and expressive
    • Translate English words and phrases into Chinese, French, German,...

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    05:00
    A curved screen iMac with a built-in tuner, anyone?

    Apple has always gone its own way, so I don’t expect to see a curved screen iMac or Thunderbolt Display anytime soon. However, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC Monitor Tracker, there’s increasing interest in such products. 

    The research group says curved monitors continue to be on the rise, with 3.8% market share in the second quarter of 2017 (2Q17). This represents year-over-year growth of 52.5%. What’s more, monitors with TV tuners are expected to have 4.4% market share in 2Q18, up from 4.1% in 2Q17.

    A curved screen iMac makes more sense than a curved screen television. The curve on a curvy TV can be obvious in person and especially in images and video shot from the sides and above, but when you're watching it from the couch, it basically disappears. But with an iMac, you’re sitting directly in front of it and a curved screen could be...

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    05:00
    Apple's Worthy iPhone 8 Models May Languish in...


    Reviews of Apple's new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus for the most part have been laudatory. However, the reviewers can't seem to get their minds off the jewel of the Apple universe, the iPhone X. Both the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are "awesome" and better than last year's models -- but iPhone shoppers who want to be part of the future will save their money and buy an iPhone X later in the year, suggested reviewer David Pierce. "The iPhones 8 check every box a phone has ever checked before, but they feel like the last of something..."

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    04:50
    Enterprise WLAN market sees stronger growth in...

    According to IDC, the combined consumer and enterprise worldwide wireless local area network (WLAN) market segments grew 2.5% year over year in the second quarter of 2017 (2Q17), finishing at $2.37 billion.

    The research group added that the enterprise segment grew 9.4% year over year in 2Q17 to reach $1.48 billion. In the enterprise segment, annualized growth in 2Q17 was comparable to that of 2Q16, when year-over-year growth also registered at 9.4%.

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    04:48
    UTM, firewall growth drive security appliance market...

    According to IDC, the total security appliance market saw positive growth in both vendor revenue and unit shipments for the second quarter of 2017 (2Q17).

    Worldwide vendor revenues in the second quarter increased 9.2% year over year to $3.0 billion and shipments grew 7.0% year over year to 706,186 units, notes the research group. The trend for growth in the worldwide market driven by the Unified Threat Management (UTM) sub-market continues, with UTM reaching record-high revenues of $1.6 billion in 2Q17 and year-over-year growth of 16.8%, the highest growth among all sub-markets.

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    04:38
    PDFpen 3, PDFpen Pro 3 ready for iOS 11

    Smile has released PDFpen 3 and PDFpen Pro 3 for macOS (10.11 and higher). They’re PDF editing apps that allow you to sync documents between devices for editing via iCloud Drive, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneNote.

    Version 3 is made for iOS 11, using the new Files interface for document management. The upgrade also support drag and drop in iOS 11.

    PDFpen is available for $74.95. PDFpenPro is $124.95. Demo versions are available at the Smile website (https://smilesoftware.com/PDFpen).

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    04:37
    Apple Investigating Fix for Series 3 Watches...

    Apple is investigating a fix for an issue where an Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE may stay connected to unknown Wi-Fi networks with no connectivity, at times preventing the watch from using cellular, it has told The Verge."We have discovered that when Apple Watch Series 3 joins unauthenticated Wi-Fi networks without connectivity, it may at times prevent the watch from using cellular," an Apple spokesperson said in an emailed statement. "We are investigating a fix for a future software release."In her Apple Watch Series 3 review, The Verge editor Lauren Goode said, on more than one occasion, the watch would connect to a single bar of an unknown Wi-Fi signal, and remain on that network, rather than switching to LTE.On more than one occasion, I...

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    04:31
    Twitter ‘popular articles’ feature rolling out to...

    Twitter is rolling out a new Popular Articles feature to both iOS and Android apps, highlighting stories shared or discussed by people you follow. Twitter confirmed to Buzzfeed that it is rolling out to all users.

    The Popular Articles feature is just what it sounds like — a list of stories people you follow on Twitter are currently tweeting about, or otherwise engaging with. It also shows links to articles popular in your particular location …

    more…

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    04:30
    Apple is granted a patent for ‘lifestyle-based...

    How’s your social life? Apple wants to make it even better, and has been granted a patent (number 9,769,107) for “lifestyle-based social groups.”

    According to the patent, a user device — with the iPhone being the most logical choice — can learn the movement patterns it’s used fore. Based on the movement pattern, and a user activity history, a computer system can determine a lifestyle of a user, or a meaning of a location. 

    The system can create a social group based on the lifestyle and the meaning of location. The system can designate the lifestyle or meaning as a theme of the social group. The social group can be an ad hoc social network. For example, the social group can be created without an explicit user request, can be anonymous, and can be lifestyle and location based.

    In the patent, Apple says that one of the most popular media for learning about people is online social networks. On a social network website, people can post information about themselves....

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    04:18
    Apple Watch Series 3

    When is the right time to ship a product? In particular, a hardware product? The answer, sometimes, is not when it’s done, but rather when it’s useful.

    The original Apple Watch was too slow. It was too dependent on being tethered to an iPhone. The user interface was too unfocused. But it was useful in some meaningful ways — primarily fitness tracking and as a convenient display for notifications.

    With WatchOS 2 and 3, Apple focused the experience on fitness tracking and notifications. With last year’s Series 2 hardware, performance improved and the screen got much brighter, making it far more legible outdoors.

    With the addition of cellular networking in Series 3, Apple Watch gains something essential: independence. It’s not just a cool feature. It’s aimed smack dab in the middle of the two things people like best about Apple Watch: notifications and fitness. When are you separated from your iPhone? When you’re exercising. What do you miss most...

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    04:08
    Apple Keynote 7.3 - Apple's presentation...

    Easily create gorgeous presentations with the all-new Keynote, featuring powerful yet easy-to-use tools and dazzling effects that will make you a very hard act to follow.

    The Theme Chooser lets you skim through an impressive collection of 30 new and updated Apple-designed themes. Once you’ve chosen the perfect canvas for your presentation, simply replace the placeholder text and graphics with your own words and images. Easy-to-use tools let you add tables, charts, shapes, photos, and videos to slides--and bring it all to life with cinematic animations and transitions that look as though they were created by your own special effects team. Animate your data with new interactive column, bar, scatter, and bubble charts.

    Use iCloud to keep your presentations up to date across all your devices. You can instantly share a presentation using just a link, giving others the latest version and the ability to edit it directly with Keynote for iCloud beta from...

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    04:06
    Apple Numbers 4.3 - Apple's spreadsheet app...

    With Apple Numbers, sophisticated spreadsheets are just the start. The whole sheet is your canvas. Just add dramatic interactive charts, tables, and images that paint a revealing picture of your data. You can work seamlessly between Mac and iOS devices, and work effortlessly with people who use Microsoft Excel.



    Version 4.3:

    • Performance and stability improvements



    • OS X 10.12 or later



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    04:05
    Apple Pages 6.3 - Apple's word processor from...

    Apple Pages is a powerful word processor that gives you everything you need to create documents that look beautiful. And read beautifully. It lets you work seamlessly between Mac and iOS devices, and even work effortlessly with people who use Microsoft Word.



    Version 6.3:

    • Improved PDF export lets you view a document's table of contents in the sidebar in PDF viewer apps such as Preview
    • Drag-and-drop rows in tables that span multiple pages
    • Performance and stability improvements



    • macOS 10.12 or later



    Download Now]]>

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    04:00
    ∞ Review: Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular

    When Apple released the Apple Watch Series 3 at its event last week, it added a few really big new features, including cellular capabilities to the device. I’ve been testing out a cellular model with an iPhone 8 for about a week. […]

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    04:00
    Toshiba reportedly rejects Foxconn and WD bids in...

    The long-running saga of the sale of Toshiba’s chip division appears to be finally drawing to a close. It’s today reported that Toshiba has now ended negotiations with two of the three competing bidders, leaving only the one led by Bain Capital …

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    04:00
    Review: Apple Watch Series 3 unlocks new potential...

    When the first generation Apple Watch debuted in 2015, people often called it the Dick Tracy watch because you could make phone calls from your wrist like the comic book strip detective known for his 2-way wrist radio. Apple Watch wasn’t fully there yet, however, because it needed a nearby iPhone to actually carry those phone calls. Answering the phone on your watch could be convenient, but it was mostly just a neat demo since you had to carry the iPhone anyway.

    Fast forward to today and Apple Watch Series 3 finally lets you make phone calls without carrying your iPhone thanks to optional LTE, but calling is only a part of what cellular enables for the watch. Apple Watch Series 3 can be your dedicated tour guide on your wrist with Maps, your connection to friends and family with Messages, and your always-present personal assistant with Siri — and now even when you’re away from your iPhone.

    After using Apple Watch Series 3 for several days, it’s clear to me...

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    04:00
    Privacy concerns surround Apple’s facial recognition...

    Apple’s new iPhone X, which goes on sale in October, will sport cutting-edge facial recognition technology. While its Face ID technology may attract consumers, some observers have expressed concerns about the brave new world such an offering would usher in. 

    Last Wednesday, Sen. Al Franken in a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook raised questions about how Face ID will impact consumers’ privacy and security. RT noted last week that Face ID “could spell disaster for those wanting to keep their private data from the prying eyes of law enforcement.” 
    However, attorney Richard Lutkus — a partner in the San Francisco office of Seyfarth Shaw, and is a member of the law firm’s Global Privacy & Security Team — concurs that the iPhone X Face ID will become an interesting legal issue.

    “When arrested, can cops point the phone at the suspect and have it unlock? In most cases, the passcode is more secure than your fingerprint. They can and...

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    03:30
    Notable apps and app updates for Sept. 20, 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.

    macOS Apps/Updates

    Ergonis Software has announced Typinator 7.3, a maintenance update to their text expander. 

    It’s not only a typing assistant that speeds repetitive typing tasks, but also a system-wide auto-correction tool that automatically fixes typing errors and misspelled words. Version 7.3 comes with more than 40 enhancements and is compatible with the upcoming macOS High Sierra, which is due next week.

    Typinator 7.3 requires macOS 10.6 or higher. It can be purchased on the Ergonis Software website. The upgrade to Typinator 7.3 is free for Typinator 7 license owners and for anyone who purchased a license for Typinator 6 on or after Jan. 1, 2016. Upgrade...

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    03:11
    Toshiba will Reportedly Announce today that they...

    A week ago Patently Apple posted a report titled "Toshiba Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Bain Capital's Consortium for Toshiba Memory Corporation." Today a Korean news site is claiming that Toshiba has picked the Bain, Sk Hynix and Apple group to sell its memory unit to.

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    03:01
    Can’t send email on iOS 11? Apple working on fix for...

    Whilst the launch of iOS 11 yesterday has been mostly plain-sailing, there has been one issue flagged up regarding some email accounts no longer sending messages in the Mail app. This bug was found by testers during the beta period but has not been fixed as of the latest iOS 11.0 public release.

    more…

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    02:45
    Apple, Microsoft Working to Fix iOS 11 Mail App...

    Apple says it is working closely with Microsoft to fix an issue that prevents Outlook.com, Office 365, and Exchange 2016 account holders from sending or replying to emails using Apple's native Mail app in iOS 11.

    Apple published a support document on Tuesday, September 19 – the official launch date of iOS 11 – to acknowledge the issue affecting users of Microsoft email servers.

    If you can‘t send an email with iOS 11 and an Outlook.com or Exchange mail account

    

You might see an error message that says "Cannot Send Mail. The message was rejected by the server."

    If your email account is hosted by Microsoft on Outlook.com or Office 365, or an Exchange Server 2016 running on Windows Server 2016, you might see this error message when you try to send an email with iOS 11: "Cannot Send Mail. The message was rejected by the server."On Tuesday, Microsoft also...

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    02:43
    Editorial: Who will buy iPhone 8?




    A variety of early reviews for Apple's new iPhone 8 & 8 Plus sought to dismiss the latest models as already "obsolete" in the face of the upcoming iPhone X. Many of their concerns focus on the idea that buyers really want an all-new design. They're wrong, here's why.

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    Tuesday September 19

    22:02
    Photos show nearly completed Apple retail outlet in...




    Apple appears to be nearing completion of a soon-to-be-relocated mall outlet in Austin, Tex., that looks to feature exterior -- and likely interior -- design elements consistent with the company's "Apple store 2.0" aesthetic.

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    20:59
    Smultron 9.4.2 - Easy-to-use, powerful text editor.

    Smultron 9 is an elegant and powerful text editor that is easy to use. Use it to create or edit any text document. Everything from a web page, a note or a script to any single piece of text or code. Since Smultron 9 is easy to use, quick and uses powerful technologies like auto save, it helps you to do what you want to do without getting in your way. So you can save time and get things done. Use Smultron 9 for all your text needs.

    • It is easy to begin using Smultron 9 as it is designed to be very intuitive
    • Edit your text with many helpful tools
    • You have access to many powerful text tools
    • All your open documents are easily accessible
    • Use Smultron 9 in your own language as it is translated into many languages
    • Store your documents in iCloud and access them on all your Macs
    • It has all the features you want when you need them - like syntax colors for 130 code languages, regular expressions, commands, text...
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    20:59
    Xcode 9.0 - Integrated development environment (IDE...

    Xcode includes everything developers need to create great applications for Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Xcode provides developers a unified workflow for user interface design, coding, testing, and debugging. The Xcode IDE combined with the Cocoa frameworks and Swift programming language make developing apps easier and more fun than ever before. Xcode includes the Xcode IDE, Swift and Objective-C compilers, Instruments analysis tool, simulators, the latest SDKs, and hundreds of powerful features.



    Version 9.0:

    Note: Now requires OS X 10.12.6 or later.

    • Refactoring makes it easy to modify the structure of Swift, Objective-C, C, and C++ code
    • Code editor is blazingly fast and responsive and adds native support for Markdown syntax
    • Fix-its apply multiple improvements to your code in a single click, and can even add required protocol methods
    • New Source Control navigator and integrated...
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    20:59
    iShowU Instant 1.2.0 - Full-featured screen...

    iShowU Instant gives you real-time screen recording like you've never seen before! It is the fastest, most feature-filled real-time screen capture tool from shinywhitebox yet. All of the features you would expect are here, and probably some you don't!

    • Record from any screen
    • Enhance your microphone audio through the use of a dynamics processor, compressor and/or equaliser*
    • Record from iOS devices
    • Add text and/or an overlay
    • Enhance your recording with mouse and click visualization
    • Trim front/back after recording
    • Create time-lapse recordings
    • Share to a wide range of online services
    • And more!

    * requires Advanced Features.



    Version 1.2.0:

    • Performance enhancements -- much faster to load when you have many "recent recordings"
    • ...
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    20:59
    Apple Safari 11.0 - Apple's Web browser.

    Note: The direct download link is currently unavailable. It is available in the OS X 10.12.6 release, as well as in the Apple Security Updates.

    Apple Safari is Apple's web browser that comes with macOS Sierra. Safari is faster and more energy efficient than other browsers, so sites are more responsive and your notebook battery lasts longer between charges. Built-in privacy features are stronger than ever. It works with iCloud to let you browse seamlessly across all your devices. And it gives you great ways to find and share your favorites. Put it all together, and no other browser offers such a rich web experience.



    Version 11.0:

    Note: Now requires OS X 10.11.6 or later.

    • Impact: Visiting a malicious website may lead...
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    20:59
    Typinator 7.3 - Speedy and reliable text expansion...

    Typinator turbo-charges your typing productivity.

    Type a little. Typinator does the rest.

    We've all faced projects that require repetitive typing tasks. With Typinator, you can store commonly used text and images in quick keywords and abbreviations. From email templates to code snippets to website URLs, there's no easier way to recreate repetitive text at a moment's notice.

    Workflow-Friendly Features

    • Uncomplicated configuration. Quickly and easily create abbreviations and assign replacement text and pictures.
    • Simplified migration. If you already use TextExpander, TypeIt4Me, or a similar app, you can migrate to the highly praised Typinator using simple drag-and-drop importation methods.
    • Conversion options. Instantly convert currency values, measurement units and more.
    • Extensive app compatibility. Your text...
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    20:59
    ExpanDrive 6.0.16 - Access cloud storage just like a...

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

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



    Version 6.0.16:

    Note: Now requires OS X 10.9 or later.

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

    • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



    • OS X 10.9 or later



    ...

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    20:59
    coconutBattery 3.6.4 - Displays info about your...

    With coconutBattery you're always aware of your current battery health. It shows you live information about your battery such as how often it was charged and how is the current maximum capacity in relation to the original capacity your battery had when it left the factory.

    Of course you are able to save the current maximum capacity of your battery. So you can see the changes of your battery health over time.

    coconutBattery is and will always be freeware. If you like it, a donation is always very welcome.



    Version 3.6.4:

    New

    • (Plus) Added detailed error description in case of battery failure (Mac Advanced Viewer)

    Improved

    • Added support for iOS 11 and macOS 10.13 High Sierra

    Fixed

    • Fixed UI glitches on only partly supported devices (i.e. older iPod touches)
    • Fixed a bug that could prevent the app from saving Fahrenheit as the preferred...
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    20:59
    NTFS 15.0.911 - $19.95

    NTFS breaks down the barriers between Windows and macOS. Paragon NTFS effectively solves the communication problems between the Mac system and NTFS. Write, edit, copy, move, delete files on NTFS volumes from your Mac. Access all your NTFS drives and perform the most common volume operations like mount, unmount, and verify. Quickly restart your Mac in Windows from the menubar if it is installed on your mounted NTFS drive. Excellent solution for end users, SOHO, and enterprise, supports all NTFS versions from Windows NT 3.1 to Windows 8 (NTFS versions 1.2, 3.0, and 3.1), and mounts the NTFS volumes as native ones.

    Features

    • Unprecedented high NTFS performance. The transfer rate is the same as with the native HFS file system.
    • Familiar interface that is similar to Apple’s Disk Utility.
    • Menu Bar add-on that gives you 1-click
    • Enable ownership and specify which users are allowed to access each newly-created file or folder,...
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    20:59
    Apple iOS 11 - The latest version of Apple's...

    iOS 11 sets a new standard for what is already the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. It makes iPhone better than before. It makes iPad more capable than ever. And now it opens up both to amazing possibilities for augmented reality in games and apps. With iOS 11, iPhone and iPad are the most powerful, personal, and intelligent devices they’ve ever been.



    Version 11:

    App Store

    • All-new App Store designed for discovering great apps and games everyday
    • New Today tab helps you discover new apps and games with stories, how-to guides, and more
    • New Games tab to find new games and see what's most popular with top game charts
    • Dedicated Apps tab with top picks, dedicated app charts, and app categories
    • App pages include more video previews, Editors' Choice badges, easier access to user ratings, and information about in-app purchases

    Siri

    • New Siri voice is more...
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    20:59
    BetterTouchTool 2.302 - 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
    Airfoil 5.6.3 - Send audio from any app to AirPort...

    Airfoil allows you to send any audio to AirPort Express units, Apple TVs, and even other Macs and PCs, all in sync! It's your audio - everywhere.

    With Airfoil you can take audio from any application and send to your AirPort Express units, as well as Apple TVs, and even other Macs and PCs running Airfoil Speakers! Transmit audio from RealPlayer, Windows Media Player, QuickTime Player, and other media players. Send audio from web-based applications like Pandora, Last.fm, and other to the AirPort Express. You can even stream audio from audio devices like RadioSHARK, XM and Sirius radios, around your house.



    Version 5.6.3:

    Note: Airfoil 5 is a paid upgrade from previous versions. Purchase information can be found here.

    • [Enhancement] Airfoil and Airfoil Satellite now both have compatibility with MacOS 10.13 (High Sierra).
    • ...
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    20:15
    Apple's Lisa Jackson criticizes Trump EPA for...




    Apple VP of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson in an interview on Tuesday said the Environmental Protection Agency, which she led from 2009 to 2013, is under threat from President Donald Trump's administration for a seeming lack of transparency.

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    18:53
    OmniFocus, OmniPlan, and OmniGraffle updated for iOS...

    The Omni Group today is updating a trio of its iOS apps to better take advantage of the changes in iOS 11. Task management app OmniFocus, graphic design app OmniGraffle, and project management app OmniPlan have all been updated with iOS 11 features following Apple’s release earlier today…

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    18:30
    Ikea's augmented reality app now available for...




    First teased at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June as part of Apple's ARKit debut, Ikea's augmented reality shopping app, Ikea Place, saw release on Tuesday shortly after iOS 11 was pushed out to end users.

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    17:35
    First ARKit apps hit App Store, including Strava...




    With the release of iOS 11 on Tuesday, iPhone and iPad owners will see a flood of augmented reality titles hit the App Store thanks to Apple's introduction of ARKit. Fitness tracking app maker Strava and room dimensioning title PLNAR are among the first to take advantage of the specialized API.

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    17:31
    Apple Music app for Android updated with 'OK...




    Apple on Tuesday updated its Apple Music app for Android with a few enhancements that bring the title more in line with its native iOS counterpart, as well as platform-specific features like "OK Google" voice control.

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    17:26
    Apple Daily Report for Sept. 19, 2017

    My compadre, Steve Sande, is in the middle of a podcast, so can’t do the usual AWT News Update. In its place, I’ll offer a text-only (no podcast) summary of breaking stories with a tip o’ my hat to my former website, Apple Daily Report.

    Apple tends to do well when it raises prices, says Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty, who has raised her price target on the company's stock to $194 to reflect several price increases (such as the iPhone X).

    Apple's A11 Bionic system on chip (SoC) makes the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X by far the highest-performing smartphones available today, according to Geekbench results.

    Moment, a maker of smartphone lenses,...

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    17:16
    T-Mobile raises unlimited data cap to 50GB before ‘...

    T-Mobile announced in a blog post today that it is upping its “prioritization point” for unlimited data users. While this limit was previously set at 32GB, the carrier has today pushed that up to 50GB…

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    17:14
    Analyst: if it’s a hit, expect to see Face ID...

    In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that, if Face ID on the iPhone X is a hit, we’ll see it replacing Touch ID on future iPhones and iPads. If it’s not a big hit, expect to see iOS devices sporting Face ID and Touch ID. He also expects the TrueDepth camera of the iPhone X in all future iOS gadgets. 

    "In our view, TrueDepth camera could create many innovative applications, Face ID being the most important of them," Kuo writes. "If Face ID is well received by consumers after the launch of iPhone X, we believe it is more likely that 2018 all-new models will adopt TrueDepth camera and support Face ID.”

    Apple says FaceID is “even more convenient than Touch ID.” With Face ID, the iPhone X unlocks only when you’re looking at it. It’s designed to resist spoofing by photos or masks....

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    17:04
    Users can now download over-the-air Apple Store apps...

    Apple has tweaked its App Store policy, allowing users to download apps up to 150 megabytes in size when connected to a cellular network.

    That’s up from a previous limit of 100MB. The change is probably due to new augmented reality apps enabled by ARKit in iOS 11, which are (to paraphrase Yogi Bear) bigger than your average app.

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    16:58
    Ikea’s ARKit furniture app ‘Place’ is now available...

    With the release of iOS 11 earlier today, Apple officially joined the augmented reality fray thanks to ARKit. One of the most often touted partners for ARKit has been Ikea, and now the retailer’s ‘Place’ augmented reality app is available on the App Store.

    more…

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    16:55
    Watch: Everything you need to know about iOS 11,...




    Apple on Tuesday launched its latest and greatest mobile device software in iOS 11, watchOS 4 and tvOS 11. AppleInsider goes over everything you need to know, including a summary of the most important OS changes, in this video.

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    16:44
    Procreate 4 delivers drag and drop, Files app...




    One of the App Store's best third-party illustration apps, Procreate, received a massive update on Tuesday with an all-new imaging engine and iOS 11-specific features like drag and drop, Files app support and more.

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    16:25
    Popular third-party Home app updated with iOS 11...

    Before Apple released its first-party Home app with iOS 11, developer Matthias Hochgatterer created his own application that is still popular among HomeKit users. Coinciding with the release of iOS 11, Hochgatterer today has released Home 3 with several notable improvements…

    more…

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    16:09
    Kuo: If Face ID is 'Well Received,' It...

    KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo this afternoon published a new research note for investors where he speculates about what Apple might do in future iPhones regarding Touch ID and Face ID. Investors, like many of us, are curious whether Apple plans to eliminate Touch ID in favor of Face ID, embrace a dual biometric solution, or swap back to Touch ID once a viable under display solution is available.

    Kuo believes Apple's future plans will hinge on whether or not Face ID is well received by the public.

    A key question on the minds of many investors is whether the new iPhone models to be launched in 2018 will support Touch ID (fingerprint recognition). We believe the key factors are: (1) whether or not Face ID (facial recognition) of iPhone X provide a positive user experience; and (2) the technical issues that Apple (US) will have to address with an under-display fingerprint solution. We believe Apple will replace the existing Home button-based Touch ID with the under-...

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    16:00
    Apple sets new 150MB ceiling for over the air App...




    To go along with Tuesday's big iOS 11 release, Apple announced a change in App Store policy that allows users to download apps up to 150 megabytes in size when connected to a cellular network, up from a previous cap of 100MB.

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    15:45
    KGI: All 2018 iPhones likely to adopt Face ID, but...

    KGI Securities is out today with a new report analyzing the future of Apple’s biometric technologies, specifically in the 2018 iPhones. Ming-Chi Kuo explains that under-display fingerprint technology still presents a technological hurdle for Apple, with it being more likely that the company invests more in Face ID

    more…

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    15:43
    iOS 11 Released

    Today, Apple released the final version of iOS 11, its latest mobile operating system. If you have an iPhone or iPad that was released within the last few years, you should be able to download the new update if you navigate to the Settings panel and check for a software update under the General tab. The Verge reports: OS 11, first unveiled in detail back at Apple's WWDC in June, is the same incremental annual refresh we've come to expect from the company, but it hides some impressive complexity under the surface. Not only does it add some neat features to iOS for the first time, like ARKit capabilities for augmented reality and a new Files app, but it also comes with much-needed improvements to Siri; screenshot capture and editing; and the Control Center, which is now more fully featured and customizable. For iPads, iOS 11 is more of an overhaul. The software now better supports multitasking so you can more easily bring two apps into split-screen mode, or even add a third now. The...

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    15:25
    All 2018 iPhones likely to adopt Face ID biometrics...




    With the launch of Face ID on iPhone X, and the subsequent removal of Touch ID, users are wondering whether Apple's legacy fingerprint biometric solution is dead in the water. According to one analyst, that answer depends as much on the public reception of the new facial recognition system as it does technical hurdles involving an under-screen Touch ID system.

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    15:03
    Drag and Drop Apps for iPad Now Widely Rolling Out...

    iOS 11 brings systemwide drag and drop to iPad, providing users with a quick way to move text, images, files, and more from one app to another.

    Over the past few days, leading up to today's launch of iOS 11, a number of iPad apps have been updated to support the functionality.

    Todoist

    You can now drag text messages, URLs, emails, images, PDFs, files, and more into Todoist, a popular task management app for iOS.

  • Dropping in a project, label, or filter view will create a new task.
  • Dropping in the comment screen will start a new comment pre-populated with the relevant information.
  • Dropping in the Quick Add button will start a new task pre-populated with the relevant information.

    Todoist is free on the App Store [Direct Link] with the option to upgrade to Todoist Premium for $28.99 per year...

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    14:55
    Procreate 4 brings interface overhaul, new Metal...

    On the heels of Apple officially rolling out iOS 11 this afternoon, popular painting Procreate has announced a major update to better take advantage of the new operating system. Procreate 4 is the “biggest release ever” of the app and includes a host of changes that will “truly improve the Procreate experience.”

    more…

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    14:51
    Apple rolls out Safari 11 for macOS

    Along with a plethora of other updates, Apple has rolled out Safari 11, an update of its web browser for macOS (Sierra and the upcoming High Sierra). It’s a free update at the Mac App Store. The update:

    ° Stops media with audio from automatically playing on most websites.

    °Adds the ability to configure Reader, content blockers, page zoom, and auto-play settings on a per-website basis, or for all websites.

    ° Improves AutoFill accuracy from Contacts cards.

    ° Includes updated media controls for HTML video and audio.

    ° Enhances performance and efficiency.

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    14:50
    Safari for macOS upgraded to version 11

    Along with a plethora of other updates, Apple has rolled out Safari 11, an update of its web browser for macOS (Sierra and the upcoming High Sierra). It’s a free update at the Mac App Store. The update:

    • Stops media with audio from automatically playing on most websites.
    • Adds the ability to configure Reader, content blockers, page zoom, and auto-play settings on a per-website basis, or for all websites.
    • Improves AutoFill accuracy from Contacts cards.
    • Includes updated media controls for HTML video and audio.
    • Enhances performance and efficiency.
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    14:45
    Apple updates Pages, Numbers, Keynote with iOS 11...




    Following Tuesday's release of iOS 11, Apple has updated its iWork suite of productivity apps to better take advantage of the new operating system's features, with iPad-centric support for drag and drop, multitasking and more.

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    14:43
    Apple updates Pages, Numbers and Keynote for iOS and...

    Apple has updated Pages, Numbers and Keynote for iOS 11 and macOS. All are available for iOS at the Apple App Store.

    Here’s what’s new in Pages for iOS: 

    • Redesigned document manager makes it easier to access files stored in iCloud Drive or with third-party storage providers
    • On iPad, drag and drop text, images, and more between Pages and other apps
    • Work more efficiently on iPad using Slide Over, Split View and the new Dock
    • Quickly access and organize your documents using the new Files app
    • Use Unite, Intersect, Subtract, and Exclude commands to create new shapes
    • Use Align, Distribute, Flip Vertical, and Flip Horizontal commands to quickly arrange objects
    • Support for Break Apart command for complex shapes from the shapes library
    • Select a paragraph of text with a triple tap gesture
    • Improved PDF export lets you view a document's table of contents in the sidebar in PDF viewer apps
    • ...
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    14:43
    Kohl's will now pack and ship Amazon returns...

    A couple of weeks ago, Amazon and Kohl's announced a new partnership, which added spaces in Kohl's stores dedicated to selling hardware like the Echo and Dot smart speakers, called the Amazon Smart Home Experience. Now Kohl's is planning for 82 of it...

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    14:35
    Apple increases App Store cellular download limit to...

    Apple has announced in a post on its developer blog that it is increasing the the cellular download limit for apps on the App Store. It’s certainly not a major increase, but it’s one that is definitely welcomed…

    more…

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    14:22
    Electric bus sets record with 1,101-mile trip on a...

    Think it was impressive when a Tesla club drove a Model S nearly 670 miles? It has nothing on what Proterra just managed. The startup just drove a Catalyst E2 Max electric bus a whopping 1,101.2 miles on a single charge. That's the furthest any EV ha...

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    14:03
    Is Packaged Entertainment Media Really on the Way...


    As home video viewing patterns continue to evolve, one common prediction is that packaged media is on its last legs. Streaming services have been gaining market share at a steady pace. In fact, streaming media sales eclipsed sales of DVDs and Blu-ray discs for the first time in the last quarter of 2016 -- with discs accounting for $5.4 billion in annual U.S. sales compared to the $6.2 billion haul for SVOD providers such as Amazon and Netflix. However, to paraphrase Mark Twain, the death of packaged media has been greatly exaggerated.

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    14:02
    Google’s new Chromebook Pixel is reportedly called...

    Google seemingly put the nail in the coffin for its Pixel line of laptops back in February, but rumors surfaced last month that the company might revive the name for a new line of Chromebooks. Today, we have more rumors -- but these are backed by pho...

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    14:01
    Apple updates Pages, Numbers, and Keynote with new...

    Following the release of iOS 11 to the general public earlier today, Apple is now rolling out updated versions of Numbers, Pages, and Keynote for iOS. The updates bring support for new iOS 11 features, performance improvements, and more.

    more…

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    13:57
    Apple posts new iPad tutorial videos highlighting...




    Timed with the debut of iOS 11, Apple has uploaded three new tutorial videos for iPad owners, offering brief demonstrations of some of the operating system's tablet-centric features.

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    13:41
    T-Mobile won’t throttle unlimited data until you use...

    Carriers throttling user speeds is now the reality we live in, but most mobile plans only squeeze your rate once you've downloaded an arbitrary amount of data. T-Mobile is raising the threshold at which they optionally throttle customers' data from 3...

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    13:40
    Higher Limit for Over-the-Air Downloads

    We’ve increased the cellular download limit from 100 MB to 150 MB, letting customers download more apps from the App Store over their cellular network.

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    13:40
    Higher Limit for Over-the-Air Downloads

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    Apple issues Safari 11 update for macOS Sierra...




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    Here's a Look at the First Wave of Augmented...

    With the launch of iOS 11 today, Apple has turned hundreds of millions of iPhones into augmented reality-capable devices thanks to the support of a new developer framework called ARKit. With this technology, iOS developers can more easily craft AR experiences for users on compatible iPhones and iPads, using each device's built-in cameras, processors, and motion sensors.

    As of now, the first wave of these apps are available for you to download and test on the iOS 11 App Store. The first apps range from game updates to practical everyday tools and even apps that encourage a healthier lifestyle, with more refined experiences likely coming in the future once developers get a grasp on what users enjoy with the first wave of apps.

    Note that to use ARKit-enabled apps on iOS 11 you must have an iOS device with an A9, A10, or A11 processor. This means ARKit apps can be launched on iPhone 6s, iPhone...

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    Apple Files for Apple TV 4K & Today at Apple...

    Apple filed five new trademarks covering Apple TV 4K in both plain and in figurative form and 'Today at Apple' three times with each filing covering a different International Classification. Apple's SVP Retail Angela Ahrendts was in Dubai talking to the press about the new world class store and new 'Today at Apple' service back in April of this year. Apple introduced Apple TV 4K at the iPhone event on September 12th.

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    Apple Music's Android app adds voice search and...

    Apple announced that it would bring your friends' listening habits to Apple Music at WWDC this past summer. iOS users who use the streaming music service will be able to start using the feature after updating to iOS 11. Now, Android-using Apple Music...

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    Inside iOS 11: Apple's Photos app gains native...




    Apple's newly released iOS 11 update adds support for viewing animated GIFs in the native Photos app, and also automatically sorts them into a dedicated folder of animated images, making it even easier to find the pictures you are looking for.

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    Google's mini Home speaker and Pixel 2 XL leak...

    If Google was trying to keep all its October 4th announcements under wraps, it just failed in spectacular fashion. Droid Life has obtained images and details for three of the headliners, and it's clear that there are a few surprises even if you've be...

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    Safari 11 now available for macOS Sierra and OS X El...

    Apple has released Safari 11 today alongside iOS 11, watchOS 4, tvOS 11, and more.

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    Your local library’s e-books will now show up in...

    Google has made life a little easier for those who like to check out e-books from their local library. Now, when you search for a book through Google, results for libraries near you that carry that e-book will show up along with outlets where you can...

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    The All-new App Store is Here

    The App Store has grown beyond anything we could have ever imagined. And now, with daily stories by our editors, a dedicated Games tab, lists for all kinds of apps, and much more, this beautiful new design provides an amazing place to highlight your incredible work — and help customers discover new apps and games.

    Share Your Presence
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    The All-new App Store is Here

    The App Store has grown beyond anything we could have ever imagined. And now, with daily stories by our editors, a dedicated Games tab, lists for all kinds of apps, and much more, this beautiful new design provides an amazing place to highlight your incredible work — and help customers discover new apps and games.

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    Apple updates TestFlight & Swift Playgrounds for...




    In conjunction with the release of iOS 11, Apple has also released new versions of TestFlight and Swift Playgrounds, redesigning the former's interface and adding an things like an Augmented Reality challenge to the latter.

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    tvOS 11 rolls out with AirPlay 2 support

    Apple has rolled out tvOS 11 with AirPlay 2, which offers multi-room audio support. It also includes the ability to automatically switch between light and dark interface modes.

    AirPlay 2 is Apple’s followup to the original AirPlay Wi-Fi-based music playback standard. While Sonos popularized Wi-Fi-based multi-room audio playback, Bluetooth became ubiquitous, and multi-platform Wi-Fi audio standards spread in popularity, Apple lacked a competing story until AirPlay 2.

    Alas, tvOS 11 doesn’t add Amazon Prime Video support. It will arrive later, perhaps in the fall.

    To install tvOS 11, launch the Settings app on your Apple TV, select System, select Software Updates, and then choose Update Software. Once the update finishes downloading select Install Now.

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    Apple's fitness-focused watchOS 4 is available...

    As you might have guessed, iOS 11 isn't the only treat Apple has in store for its mobile device owners. The tech giant has also released watchOS 4, a major update to the Apple Watch that focuses on the health-conscious crowd. It includes many more wo...

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    Apple Safari 11.0 - Apple's Web browser.

    Note: The direct download link is currently unavailable. It is available in the OS X 10.12.6 release, as well as in the Apple Security Updates.

    Apple Safari is Apple's web browser that comes with macOS Sierra. Safari is faster and more energy efficient than other browsers, so sites are more responsive and your notebook battery lasts longer between charges. Built-in privacy features are stronger than ever. It works with iCloud to let you browse seamlessly across all your devices. And it gives you great ways to find and share your favorites. Put it all together, and no other browser offers such a rich web experience.



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    11:27
    Inside iOS 11: Apple's Control Center grows...




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    11:24
    Xcode 9.0 - Integrated development environment (IDE...

    Xcode includes everything developers need to create great applications for Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Xcode provides developers a unified workflow for user interface design, coding, testing, and debugging. The Xcode IDE combined with the Cocoa frameworks and Swift programming language make developing apps easier and more fun than ever before. Xcode includes the Xcode IDE, Swift and Objective-C compilers, Instruments analysis tool, simulators, the latest SDKs, and hundreds of powerful features.



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    Note: Now requires OS X 10.12.6 or later.

    • Refactoring makes it easy to modify the structure of Swift, Objective-C, C, and C++ code
    • Code editor is blazingly fast and responsive and adds native support for Markdown syntax
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    11:24
    watchOS 4 now available for download

    Apple has released watchOS 4, featuring a “proactive” Siri watch face, personalized Activity coaching and a new music experience. The update also sports an enhanced Workout app and introduces GymKit, a technology platform that will offer customers connected workouts with cardio equipment.

    Siri intelligence extends further into Apple Watch with the new Siri watch face. With each raise of the wrist, the information on the display dynamically updates based on the time of day, daily routines and pertinent data from apps such as Activity, Alarms, Breathe, Calendar, Maps, Reminders and Wallet, as well as headlines from the new Apple News app for Apple Watch, according to Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. 

    With watchOS 4, the Activity app delivers “intelligent coaching and tailored encouragement” to help close Activity Rings more often and achieve longer success streaks. Every morning, users will receive a personalized notification if they’re close to earning...

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    watchOS 4 now available for download

    Apple has released watchOS 4, featuring a “proactive” Siri watch face, personalized Activity coaching and a new music experience. The update also sports an enhanced Workout app and introduces GymKit, a technology platform that will offer customers connected workouts with cardio equipment.

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    Hilton Honors members can spend their points on...

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    If you're looking for a Cheap Second Tablet,...

    Shh – if you're looking for a cheap second tablet besides your iPad, Amazon just announced the all-new Fire HD 10 today, the next-generation of Amazon’s largest tablet, now with a brilliant 10.1” widescreen 1080p Full HD display with over 2 million pixels.

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    Things by Cultured Code has long been my go-to task management app of choice, and today the app suite is getting a big update thanks to iOS 11 and watchOS 4. Things 3.2 works with Siri for the first time (no more Reminders workaround!) and there’s powerful drag and drop support on the iPad.

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    BetterTouchTool 2.302 - 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
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    watchOS 4 no longer lets you browse iPhone music...




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    Apple iOS 11 - The latest version of Apple's...

    iOS 11 sets a new standard for what is already the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. It makes iPhone better than before. It makes iPad more capable than ever. And now it opens up both to amazing possibilities for augmented reality in games and apps. With iOS 11, iPhone and iPad are the most powerful, personal, and intelligent devices they’ve ever been.



    Version 11:

    App Store

    • All-new App Store designed for discovering great apps and games everyday
    • New Today tab helps you discover new apps and games with stories, how-to guides, and more
    • New Games tab to find new games and see what's most popular with top game charts
    • Dedicated Apps tab with top picks, dedicated app charts, and app categories
    • App pages include more video previews, Editors' Choice badges, easier access to user ratings, and information about in-app purchases

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    Apple releases TestFlight 2 with new design, Swift...

    Apple has released a new version of its beta software distribution app TestFlight. The new version includes a new design that fits in with iOS 11 (also just released) including a new app icon, 3D Touch features, and more. A new version of Swift Playgrounds for iPad is also now available.

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    10:42
    iOS is now available

    iPhone and iPad customers around the world can now update their devices to iOS 11, which brings augmented reality to iOS devices and new professional capabilities improve images in Photos and Camera.

    Siri is more natural and useful and a redesigned App Store makes it easier to discover apps and games. The all-new Dock provides quick access to favorite and frequently used apps and documents from any screen and makes it easier to work with multiple apps with Split View and now Slide Over.

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    HTC Vive ditches the PC thanks to China's cloud...

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    10:37
    Stairways Software releases Keyboard Maestro 8.0

    Stairways Software has rolled out Keyboard Maestro 8.0, the new version of its automation tool for the Mac.

    With it, you can automate almost any repetitive task you do on your Mac—from opening web pages at a specific time to rating iTunes songs. Version 8.0 enhances the editor, expands MIDI support, adds comprehensive AppleScript support, revamps the clipboard switchers, adds Gesture, Cron and Remote triggers, with lots of new actions and additions to the engine, and more.

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    10:26
    Belkin debuts the 3.5mm Audio + Charge RockStar...

    Belkin has announced the 3.5 mm Audio + Charge RockStar adapter for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus. It plugs into the Lightning connector, offering a way for users to simultaneously charge their iPhone and listen to music using 3.5 mm headphone jack devices. 

    This adapter also allows for data syncing through the Lightning connector as well as microphone and remote control on the headphone jack. The Belkin 3.5 mm Audio + Charge RockStar is compatible with headphones, speakers and other audio devices that connect via a 3.5 mm headphone jack, and is MFi (“Made for iPhone”) certified. Along with the existing Belkin Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar consumers now have multiple ways to charge and listen at the same time while at work, at home or on the go.

    The 3.5 mm Audio + Charge RockStar is available at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $34.99 on Belkin.com,...

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    10:24
    Belkin introduces 3.5mm Audio + Charge RockStar...

    Belkin has announced the 3.5 mm Audio + Charge RockStar adapter for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus. It plugs into the Lightning connector, offering a way for users to simultaneously charge their iPhone and listen to music using 3.5 mm headphone jack devices.

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    10:24
    How to find the 32-bit apps on your iPhone or iPad...




    The day has come -- Apple will disallow 32-bit apps from running on iOS 11. If you haven't updated because of worries of incompatibility, AppleInsider shows you how to identify which apps installed on your iPhone are 32-bit allowing you to decide if you want to upgrade or wait.

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    Twitter suspended over 935,000 terror-related...

    In a blog post today about its twice yearly Transparency Report, Twitter outlined some numbers regarding its actions against accounts linked to terrorism. Those include accounts that "actively incite or promote violence associated with internationall...

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