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Wednesday August 24

05:31
Tim Cook just unlocked more than $100 million in...

MacRumors:

Upon reaching the five-year mark, Cook has today unlocked previously awarded stock bonuses currently worth over $100 million. The bonuses are tied to both his tenure and Apple’s performance under his leadership, including its total shareholder return relative to the S&P 500 index.

Cook’s bonus includes 700,000 tenure-based restricted stock units that vested today as part of a larger compensation package of over 4.7 million shares awarded on August 24, 2011, in addition to his first of six annual installments of 280,000 tenure-based restricted stock units that vested today. The combined 980,000 shares are valued at nearly $106.7 million based on AAPL’s closing price of $108.85 on Tuesday.

Helluva day for Mr. Cook. Buy yourself something nice.

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05:30
Daily Deal: Apple Lightning Cables, 3 for just $21.99

As I remind myself every time I go on a trip, you can never have enough Lightning cables. Whether you're charging your iPhone in the car or trying to charge up all of your Apple tech in the hotel room at night, having enough Lightning cables around is key to keeping everything running. We have a deal on Apple Lightning cables that are normally $19 each -- Apple World Today readers can get three 1-meter Apple Lightning cables for just $21.99

These are Apple cables that, of course, carry Apple's Made for iPhone/iPad certification. On one end, you have a standard USB 2.0 plug that goes into either your Mac's USB port or into a USB power adapter (not included). On the other end is the...

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05:30
Comcast's Watchable streaming app adds new...

Even cable giant Comcast has to pay attention to internet viewers, and last year it launched an interesting YouTube-like site called Watchable. Packed with content from creators including Buzzfeed and Vice it took aim directly at the very millennials...

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05:26
How Tim Cook has changed Apple in five years

Terrific piece from The Telegraph, an objective look at Apple then and now, from Tim Cook’s first day as CEO through today, with lots of charts and infographics that really tell the tale.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:15
Some iPhone 6, 6 Plus users affected by “Touch of...

This is a bit of a mess.

A growing numb er of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users are reporting that their screens have been showing a gray flickering bar at the top of the screen and a display that’s unresponsive or less responsive to touch.

As such, the extremely cool cats at iFixit have said that this appears to be a manufacturing issue.

According to Jason Villmer of Louisiana-based STS Telecom:

“This issue is widespread enough that I feel like almost every iPhone 6/6+ has a touch of it (no pun intended) and are like ticking bombs just waiting to act up,”

iFixit has labeled the issue “Touch Disease” and has stated that Apple is aware of the issue thanks to dozens of complaints on its support forum. The...

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05:15
Replacing Steve Jobs: How Apple CEO Tim Cook has...

Five years ago today, Steve Jobs officially passed the CEO torch on to Tim Cook. From the Wall Street Journal:

Now Apple is the world’s largest company by market value and remains one of the most influential. Its $53 billion in net income last year was greater than the combined earnings of technology behemoths Facebook Inc., Google’s parent Alphabet Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp. Apple recently sold its billionth iPhone.

Let that soak in. These are amazing accomplishments, proud laurels for any CEO, especially when you consider that Apple has, at the same time, fought harder than most large companies for social and environmental change.

At the same time, though, Apple’s growth is slowing, its stock is stagnating and it is facing more concerns than ever about its future. Underscoring all of this is one key question that Mr. Cook will likely never escape: Are Apple’s best days behind it?

That second paragraph is indeed key. Not the question, but...

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05:11
As Tim Cook set to receive $100M+ on 5th anniversary...

With Tim Cook set to receive more than $100M in stock bonuses as he reaches his fifth anniversary as Apple’s CEO today, the Financial Times has assessed the performance of AAPL under his leadership in a series of five charts.

In a ‘good news, bad news’ chart, the FT begins with a Bloomberg chart showing cumulative sales of the iPhone against income from the device as a percentage of total revenue. While analysts have focused on recent year-on-year dips, there’s no arguing with the steady rise in cumulative sales, Apple recently selling its billionth iPhone.

But the overall trend is also for the company to be increasingly dependent on iPhone revenue, making the decline in sales more worrying than it might otherwise be …...

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05:00
Sony announces DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adapter for...

This is pretty nifty.

Sony today announced its DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adapter, which will allow any Mac or PC to use a DualShock 4 controller as well as have full functionality with it, including the buttons, analog sticks, touch pad, light pad, motion sensors, vibration, and stereo headset jack will all be functional for Mac users, assuming the game itself supports the features.

The company offered the following comment:

We’re also introducing a new device, the DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor, which launches in early September for a suggested retail price of $24.99. This adaptor will let you connect a DualShock 4 to PC and Mac wirelessly, and will enable every feature of the controller you know and love: buttons, analog sticks, touch pad, light bar, motion sensors...

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05:00
Checking Your ‘Find My Mac’ Status (And Why You...

Today’s Quick Tip is about Find My Mac. Are you sure your settings are working properly? Have you checked to be certain you can locate your device if it’s stolen or lost? We’ll tell you how!


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05:00
Apple Buys Healthcare 'Magic Machine'


Apple has purchased medical records startup Gliimpse in order to broaden its presence in the personal healthcare information management market. Apple reportedly confirmed that the purchase took place earlier this year. Apple in recent years has delved into healthcare with offerings such as HealthKit, CareKit and ResearchKit. The Gliimpse acquisition is seen as an extension of those efforts. "Apple is highly committed to creating products and services around health," said Tim Bajarin, president of Creative Strategies.

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04:54
Best Buy sees H2 Sales Helped by Products like the...

Last week Target Stores reported that their electronic sales crashed 75% this quarter due to an Apple device slump. In Contrast, Best Buy's Chief Financial Officer Corie Barry said declines in tablet computers and mobile phones weren’t as bad as initially projected for the period.

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04:30
This Twelve South product HiRises to the occasion...

If you're an iMac or Apple Thunderbolt Display owner, Twelve South's HiRise offers a cool addition to your workspace. It's a $79.99, height-adjustable stand that's both functional and good-looking.

It's crafted from extruded aluminum and stamped steel. The HiRise elevates an iMac or monitor, allowing the user to adjust the height of his screen to create a more comfortable, ergonomic workspace.

Along with raising the height of iMacs, HiRise creates a handy desktop storage bay for connected gear or personal items. You can store, for example, backup hard drives, cables, your wallet … even a Mac mini. They're hidden behind the magnetically-held front faceplate. What's more, both front and back metal faceplates are perforated to provide pass-through ventilation. The HiRise is compatible with all current iMac and Apple Displays.

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04:30
Can Apple return the 'wow factor' to the...

There are legitimate complaints that Macs have lost their “wow” factor. The MacBook Pro and Mac mini are long-in-the-tooth. And the Mac Pro is practically extinct by computer years.

In a 2015 report, Needham & Company Analyst Charlie Wolf said that the Mac’s "wow factor" is gradually fading and is no longer attracting as many "switcher" customers from Windows machines. Can Apple change this?

Wolf estimated that more than 40 million Windows users had switched to the Mac since 2005. That's a figure twice the size of the Mac installed base at the beginning of that period.

However, the effect may have been greater in the past, Wolf said, when the quality gap between the Windows experience and the Mac experience was greater. What's more, PC designs, have become "satisfactory for the jobs to be done." Still, he noted that the Mac continues to generate the lion's share of computer profits -- more than the top PC makers in the world combined.

"Apple’s...

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04:25
Amazon now offers unlimited cloud storage for £55...

One of the benefits of being an Amazon Prime member is unlimited cloud storage for photos, as well as 5GB of space for other file types. If you own any of the retailer's Fire devices, too, you get unlimited storage for photos taken with that product,...

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04:23
Sketchy product packaging photos suggest ‘iPhone 6...

Very sketchy images have surfaced showing off supposed future iPhone product packaging, raising the potential of Apple calling a new iPhone the iPhone 6 SE. Whether this is meant as a successor to the 4 inch iPhone SE or the ‘real’ name for the iPhone 7, due to be announced early next month, is unclear. An upgrade to the iPhone SE is not expected and has not been rumored, as the device only launched a few months ago.

Update: More photos from Priceraja, including a look at the pamphlet.

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04:19
Kickstarter campaign pitching external GPU for...

A Kickstarter campaign which got fully-funded on day one is offering a choice of two external GPUs for MacBook Pros that offer up to ten times the performance of the top-end built-in one. Connected via Thunderbolt 2 or 3, the Wolfe Pro gets you an NVIDIA GTX 970 GPU for $599, with estimated delivery in March 2017.

The GTX 970 has 1664 cores operating at 1050MHz, for a peak computing power of 3.49 teraflops, with rendering speeds almost ten times higher than a maxed-out 15-inch MacBook Pro with AMD R9 M370X GPU. Frame rates exceed 70 frames per second, creating a machine suitable for high-end gaming and VR applications.

The company also promises that backers will be given the option of upgrading to the even more powerful GTX 1060 when available …

more…

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04:03
Like a Broken Record, Samsung's Laughable...

Like clockwork, every time Samsung launches a new S-Series or Note smartphone, they shortly after get the marketing story out that they just can't keep up with pre-orders because the demand is so high. And every time the press drinks it up like a drunken sailor.

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04:00
DefenderPad is designed to protect tech gadget users...

Approximately 65% of middle school students use a laptop, and more than 36% use a tablet. In addition, nearly 90% of college students own and use laptops on a daily basis.

So what, you ask? Well, there's some scientific evidence suggesting that close exposure to laptop EMR emissions may cause a number of health concerns, particularly to young children who have less dense tissue and bone than adults. EMF radiation can cause fertility problems, cellular damage or DNA mutation, as well as create skin problems.

Enter the DefenderPad, designed as a replacement for lap desks, lap trays and laptop cooling pads. It's also designed to protect users from DNA damage, skin burns and rashes, and future reproductive issues. There are other radiation protection pads out there, but this is apparently only one that blocks both RF and ELF radiation.

The DefenderPad comes in versions ranging from smartphones to laptops up...

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03:55
Tim Cook Reaches Five Years as Apple CEO, Unlocks...

Today marks the fifth anniversary since Tim Cook was named Apple CEO on August 24, 2011, the same day that late co-founder Steve Jobs stepped down as chief executive for the final time and recommended the board of directors appoint Cook as his permanent successor.

Upon reaching the five-year mark, Cook has today unlocked previously awarded stock bonuses currently worth over $100 million. The bonuses are tied to both his tenure and Apple's performance under his leadership, including its total shareholder return relative to the S&P 500 index.

Cook's bonus includes 700,000 tenure-based restricted stock units that vested today as part of a larger compensation package of over 4.7 million shares awarded on August 24, 2011, in...

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03:14
ScreenFlow 6.1 - Create screen recordings.

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



Version 6.1:

Major Changes

  • Optimized Animated GIF support
    • Implemented two-pass encoding for GIF export
    • Implemented dithering methods 'Error Diffusion’ and 'Ordered’
    • Added dithering Strength - Low, Medium, and High for additional customization capability
    • Implemented...
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02:01
Australian Retailers Back Banks' Right to...

Australian retail giant Coles, the Australian Payments Clearing Association (APCA), and the Australian Retailers Association have all expressed their support to allow some of the country's banks to collectively negotiate with Apple over access to its NFC-based digital payment technology (via ZDNEt).

Last month, Commonwealth Bank, National Australia Bank (NAB), and Westpac lodged a joint application with the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) to negotiate with Apple because they want to be able to use digital wallets they have already financed and developed, rather than be tied into using just Apple Pay.

Apple...

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Tuesday August 23

21:00
The Apple Store is back online!

The Apple Store is back online! The Store was down for 4 minutes.

Apple Store

Please feel free to share this information with your friends :-)

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20:59
Microsoft Office 2016 15.25 - Popular productivity...

Microsoft Office 2016 - Unmistakably Office, designed for Mac.

The new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote provide the best of both worlds for Mac users - the familiar Office experience paired with the best of Mac. If you already use Office on a PC or iPad, you will find yourself right at home in Office 2016 for Mac. It works the way you expect, with the familiar ribbon interface and powerful task panes. Mac users will appreciate the modernized Office experience and the integration of Mac capabilities like Full Screen view and Multi-TouchTM gestures. With full Retina display support, your Office documents look sharper and more vibrant than ever.

Office for Mac is cloud-connected, so you can quickly get to the documents you’ve recently used on other devices and pick up where you left off. New, built-in document sharing tools make it easy to invite teammates to work on a document together. When sharing documents, you won’t have to...

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20:59
FileZilla 3.21.0 - Fast and reliable FTP client.

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



Version 3.21.0:

Fixed Vulnerabilities

  • Fixed a string format vulnerability introduced in 3.20.0-rc1 when listing directories using SFTP

New Features

  • SFTP: Added support for AES-GCM ciphers as implemented in OpenSSH
  • OS X: Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab can now be used to switch forward and backward between opened tabs

Bugfixes and Minor Changes

  • Reduced time between TCP keepalive packets to 15 minutes on supporting platforms
  • Fixed saving of directory listing filters with an attribute condition



  • OS X 10.7 or later



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20:59
Fantastical 2.2.5 - Create calendar events and...

Fantastical 2 is the Mac calendar you'll actually enjoy using. Creating an event with Fantastical is quick, easy, and fun:

  • Open Fantastical with a single click or keystroke
  • Type in your event details and press return

...and you're back to what you were doing with a shiny new event in your calendar!

Fantastical's natural-language engine is expressive and intelligent, so you can write in your own style. Fantastical also automatically recognizes the location of your event and can even invite people from your Contacts to the event.



Version 2.2.5:

Note: Currently available for $39.99.

  • Mail events using Mailplane when it is set as your default email reader
  • Printing a very long list of events on a single day will now print across multiple pages
  • Fixed not being able to delete instances of a recurring floating time zone event
  • Fixed an issue where...
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20:59
The Hit List 1.1.26 - Advanced reminder application.

The Hit List manages the daily chaos of your modern life. It's easy to learn - it's as easy as making lists. And it's powerful enough to let you plan, then forget, then act when the time is right.

Your life is complicated enough as it is. The tool to manage your life shouldn't be. The Hit List keeps things simple by not forcing you to learn a system. It can be as simple as just keeping a list of things to do as you would on a piece of paper. However, if you do have a task management system such as Getting Things Done by David Allen, The Hit List is flexible enough to support you.

Forget what you need to do--with confidence.



Version 1.1.26:

  • Improve printing
  • Improvements to library fix operation
  • Reveal Task Library and Fix Task Library menu items added to Help menu. Hold down the option key on the keyboard to access them



  • OS X 10.7.5 or later


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20:59
Typinator 6.10 - 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
EtreCheck 3.0.2 - For troubleshooting your Mac;...

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

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

Version 3.0.2:

  • Improves crashing bug on OS X 10.11+.
  • Improves validation of software.
  • Ability to remove unknown files.
  • Improves the ability to remove adware.
  • Reports files that EtreCheck has deleted.
  • Improved reporting of login items.
  • Other minor bug fixes.
  • Updates adware and whitelist signatures.



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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20:56
The Apple Store is down!

The Apple Store is down! The average Store downtime is about 3 hours and 13 minutes.

What to do next?

Fastest:
Fast:
Also fast:
Medium:
Slow:
Slowest:
Open the alarm page in your browser to know exactly when the Apple Store comes back online
Follow @IsTheStoreDown on twitter
Install our Dashboard widget for Mac OS X
Subscribe to the email function to receive an email when the Store status changes
Check the store yourself later
Wait for the media to report anything new
Please feel free to share this information with your friends :-)

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19:42
Vesper, Adieu

What Happened

In December 2012, I started a company with my friends Brent Simmons and Dave Wiskus. We named it Q Branch. In June 2013, we launched our first and only product: an iPhone notes app called Vesper.

Yesterday, we announced that development was ceasing, and we’ll soon be shutting down our sync server. I am terribly sad about this. I love Vesper. I use it every day. I mean that in the present tense. I still use it. When we pull the plug on the sync server, I’ll stop, but until then it’s my go-to notes app. In my career, the only things I’ve done that I’m prouder of are writing Daring Fireball and the creation of Markdown.

What went wrong was very simple. We never made enough money. Why we didn’t make enough money, what we should have done differently to make more money — those are complex questions (which I’ll tackle below). But what actually sunk Vesper was not complicated...

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18:35
Retailers, payments association side with Australian...

Major retailers and payments associations filed letters in support of a regulatory request from Australia's three top banks that would force Apple into collective negotiations over third-party access to iPhone's secure NFC module.

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17:10
ITC judge rules Fitbit did not steal trade secrets...

An International Trade Commission judge on Tuesday cleared fitness tracker maker Fitbit of allegedly stealing corporate secrets from competitor Jawbone, ruling out the potential of a U.S. import ban.

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17:09
Samsung invents a new Biometrics System for their...

Earlier this month Samsung introduced their new Note 7 along with a new biometrics authentication option using an iris scanner. Samsung's latest biometrics patent came to life this month via the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office that illustrates how Samsung is thinking of adding fingerprint authentication to a future version of their Gear Fit watch and possibly ...

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16:55
Parallels Desktop 12 Supports Windows 10 and macOS...

On August 18th, Parallels updated its Parallels Desktop for Mac to version 12. This has been an annual tradition with Parallels, and each new version brings a host of new features and performance improvements. This year is no exception. And while the new features seem to be fairly modest on the surface, they always seem to strike the right balance and give customers what they’ve been asking for.


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16:55
Pokémon Go update adds monster ‘Appraisal,’ promise...

A report earlier claimed that Pokémon Go usage is in decline from its fever pitched height two months ago. Direct battling and trading might spark a revival in the game, but so far Niantic is still focused on international expansion and stability. Version 1.5.0 on iOS adds a new Pokémon appraisal feature, minor fixes, and the promise of new features.

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16:20
North Korea Unveils Netflix-Like Service Called...

It’s called Manbang. No, seriously. It’s called Manbang. NK News is reporting that’s what North Korea is calling some kind of pseudo-Netflix-like simulacrum of a service. Manbang. The Next Web reported that it means “Everything” in Korean. I assume that’s as true as it is ironic, because the service is limited to whatever propaganda constitutes video content in North Korea. And sure, breaking down into a puddle of lols because of what it sounds like in English makes me 12. I’m OK with that. Oh, and I’m pretending the text below translates as “Manbang.” Because Manbang.


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15:43
Spotify looks to squeeze record labels over...

Coming off a year of heavy net losses, Spotify, the world's largest music streaming service, is attempting to negotiate better terms with record labels as it prepares for a potential initial public offering next year.

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15:34
Google Fills Nexus Devices With Rich Nougat Features


Google on Monday began rolling out its long-awaited Android 7.0 Nougat release to Nexus smartphones and tablets. The new operating system became available as a beta release, known only as "Android N," earlier this year. The experiences of developers and other users led to more than 250 new features, including improved multitasking, stronger battery life and tighter security features, noted Sameer Samat, vice president of product development. The new OS provides quick access to settings, so important features are readily available when needed.

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15:33
Report: Spotify struggling to strike long-term deals...

It’s no secret that since the launch of Apple Music, Spotify’s relationship with Apple has become more than strained. The company has publicly accused Apple of anticompetitively favoring its own streaming services, giving third-party offerings like Spotify a disadvantage. Now, it appears that Apple Music is causing Spotify even more trouble, this time when it comes to negotiating with labels.

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15:15
Tesla Battery Upgrade Will Boost Range to 315 Miles

Tesla announced Tuesday a battery upgrade for some Model S sedan and Model X crossovers. The batteries come with a significant price tag of US$20,000, but will boost the range of the Model S to up to 315 miles. The Model X will have a range of up to 289 miles. Both cars will also be even faster in Ludicrous mode, which is a tad scary sounds really fun. The batteries can be purchased as an upgrade for $20,000, or in new model designations that have the batteries built in. These improvements are significant, as range is one of the great limiting factors for electric vehicles. Tesla has been a leader in automobile battery technology, and the company is likely to set whatever bar Apple Car is compared to when it’s eventually released.


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15:00
Get Your iMessage Apps Ready

Take advantage of the new Messages framework in iOS 10 to create an app extension that lets people interact with your iOS app directly within Messages. Users can easily create and share content, add stickers, make payments, and more, without leaving their conversations. And coming this fall, you can make iMessage apps available for download directly on the App Store for iMessage. Learn more about iMessage apps.

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15:00
Get Your iMessage Apps Ready

Take advantage of the new Messages framework in iOS 10 to create an app extension that lets people interact with your iOS app directly within Messages. Users can easily create and share content, add stickers, make payments, and more, without leaving their conversations. And coming this fall, you can make iMessage apps available for download directly on the App Store for iMessage. Learn more about iMessage apps.

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14:51
Samsung Shuts Down Milk Because LOL

Samsung announced Tuesday that it is shutting down Milk, the company’s always-doomed music streaming service exclusive to Samsung devices. Bryan Chaffin argues that failure couldn’t happen to a more deserving company.


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14:30
AWT News Update: August 23, 2016

In today's Apple headlines:

  • An apology to listeners for a missing edit...
  • Nike appears to have inadvertently confirmed that the Apple Watch 2 will have built-in GPS
  • Instapaper is sold to Pinterest
  • Remember the story that said Apple had passed on purchasing Lyft? Well, apparently the company is not for sale, and Lyft is blaming Uber's CEO for the rumors
  • We tell you about a quick and ad-free way to check your download speeds for streaming

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Hi, this is Steve Sande for Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for August 23, 2016. Here are some of today’s Apple news highlights.

First,...

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14:23
Notable apps and app updates for Aug. 23, 2016

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.

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

SpriTec Software has announced SuperTab 2.2, an upgrade of its utility application for OS X.

The app enhances and extends the Mac's built-in Command-Tab Application Switcher. SuperTab builds upon the Mac's built-in App Switcher by providing users with instant access to more than just their Active Apps. Version 2.2 adds voice control. This let users simply use their voice to launch apps, open files, take screen shots, type commonly-used phrases and more.

According to the folks at SprTech, you don’t have to upgrade to macOS Sierra, due this fall, to get voice control. SuperTab 2.2 brings it to Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10) and El...

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14:10
Pinterest absorbs offline reading service Instapaper

Popular clipping site Pinterest on Tuesday announced the takeover of Instapaper, a mainstay in the offline reading services world.

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13:50
News: iFixit highlights ‘Touch Disease’ affecting...

Photo: iFixit A new report from iFixit highlights a design defect in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that the company believes is affecting thousands of units. Referring to the problem as “Touch Disease,” iFixit describes a scenario where flickering grey lines appear at the top of the iPhone screen and touch functionality becomes glitchy or unresponsive. Apple Stores have generally refused to reocgnize the problem as an issue — particularly…

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13:40
NASA reestablishes contact with long lost spacecraft...

Why does this feel like the beginning of a sci-fi horror movie?

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:32
SampleTank 2 for iOS

With SampleTank for iOS, you now have the power of desktop virtual instruments — without compromise — with a massive number of over 1,900 high-quality instruments and the most advanced sound and groove workstation for the mobile platform.

IK Multimedia makes some great stuff for musicians on iOS.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:30
Dot: Physical push notifications, now on Kickstarter

One of the holy grails of the Internet of Things is to have certain things happen in specific places. But there's a problem with that; right now, our devices don't have precise enough location capabilities to trigger notifications when you're passing by the refrigerator or walking to the garage. A group of five Berkeley engineers has teamed up to create Dot, a device that takes the concept of an iBeacon and makes it usable anywhere. Sound confusing? Here's a video:

Dot is more than just a beacon. It has an RGB LED built in that can be set up to glow certain colors under specific conditions, giving you an indication of that condition with just a glance. Powered by Bluetooth 4.0, Dot can automatically provide notifications or launch apps on your smartphone or tablet when you walk within a certain...

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13:28
Review: Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected...

It's becoming more and more apparent that we live in a connected world, with Bluetooth accessories and mobile apps expanding to cover all aspects of life. So it's no surprise to discover that even toothbrushes have joined the club. Philips' Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected Toothbrush ($199) takes Philips' popular premium electric toothbrush, adding Bluetooth connectivity and an iPhone app to improve your dental health with real-time monitoring and coaching to help improve your brushing techniques. {/exp:char_limit}

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13:18
UK supermarket giant Asda tests support for Apple Pay

Major U.K. supermarket chain Asda is currently in real-world testing of Apple Pay, despite its parent company, Walmart, not offering any compatibility whatsoever in North America.

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13:15
Sony announces new wireless adapter bringing full...

Sony today announced a new accessory for Mac and PC users that will bring improved gaming support to the platform. In a blog post, Sony unveiled the DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adapter. This accessory will let users connect a DualShock 4 to any Mac, with all aspects of the controller being fully functional.

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13:11
Apple's Deep Pockets Affecting Spotify Contract...

Several of Spotify's contracts are up for renewal and the high rates Apple pays record labels are affecting Spotify's negotiations, reports MusicBusinessWorldwide. As it considers a future IPO, Spotify is aiming to strike long-term deals with record labels at lower rates, while labels want Spotify to pay as much as Apple does.

Spotify reportedly pays record labels 55 percent of its revenue, while Apple Music pays 58 percent (Apple is also said to pay more to publishers than Spotify does). Spotify was initially given a "marketing discount," but now record labels want Spotify to pay what Apple pays. Meanwhile, Spotify, in an effort to become profitable, wants to pay less.The major labels, unimpressed with some of Spotify's recent spending decisions, believe that now's the time to up this figure. So where do...

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12:55
Sony brings wireless PS4 DualShock 4 controller...

Mac gamers will gain full functionality with Sony's DualShock 4 controller, including touchpad, vibration, and stereo headset jack -- via a new USB wireless adapter priced at $24.99.

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12:47
Tesla unveils new Model S

Tesla Motors Inc. is adding versions of its Model S sedan and Model X sport utility vehicle with a more powerful battery pack that the company said makes the Model S the world’s quickest production car and gives it range of 315 miles on a single charge.

Tesla said it can go from a standstill to 60 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds.

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12:44
Touch controllers on iPhone 6, 6 Plus failing in...

A handful of users of the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are reporting manifestation of display aberrations and inconsistent touch functionality -- and a screen replacement doesn't fix the problem.

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12:40
Tesla unveils 100 kWh battery for Model X and S

Tesla's latest innovation is a 100 kWh battery pack for the Model X and Model S that can travel up to 315 miles non-stop, an improvement over its existing 90 kWh model. The new battery module is roughly the same shape and size as the 90 kWh version,...

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12:30
MacPaw's Mac Optimizer Bundle is a Back-To-...

Apple World Today readers love bargains, and this one is perfect for the student in your life. MacPaw has two apps -- CleanMyMac 3 and Gemini 2 -- that are great for keeping Macs at peak performance. Just in time for the start of a new school year, MacPaw is bundling the two apps together in what they call "The Mac Optimizer Bundle" for just $53.95.

Let's start with CleanMyMac 3. It's on my iMac and I use it at least monthly to scan my Mac and get rid of temporary files, mail attachments, iPhoto and iTunes deleted files, and anything else that junks up my Mac. I've found it to be extremely useful and a perfect way to keep the iMac running at top performance.

Gemini 2 goes even further; its specialty is finding duplicates on your Mac. Using an intelligent duplicate search, it finds files that are...

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12:27
New York Times reporters hacked

Hackers thought to be working for Russian intelligence have carried out a series of cyber breaches targeting reporters at the New York Times and other US news organizations, according to US officials briefed on the matter.

I wonder what they were looking for at media organizations.

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12:20
Asking questions in design

Janice Gervais wrote a great article about asking the right questions of your client, and understanding why it’s important to have a clear picture.

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12:00
Readdle releases PDF Expert 2

When it comes to working with Portable Document Format (PDF) files, there's been no better Mac app than Readdle's PDF Expert. Today, the Ukraine-based developer released PDF Expert 2 to add even more capabilities (free trial, $59.99 license).

With PDF Expert 2, editing text in PDF documents is easy. Making changes in any document, correcting typos, and adding updates is done quickly. If you need to edit other items in the document, like links, images or outlines, PDF Expert 2 has that capability, too. For collaboration with others, there are PDF annotation tools for highlighting, marking up or adding bookmarks. 

Do you often receive PDF forms to sign? Any PDF form can be filled out electronically, then signed using a trackpad. Grabbing multiple documents and converting them into a single PDF, or just adding one page from another document to an existing PDF is easy to do as well.

When a document is finished,...

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11:59
Pinterest acquires Instapaper

For you, the Instapaper end user and customer, nothing changes. The Instapaper team will be moving from betaworks in New York City to Pinterest’s headquarters in San Francisco, and we’ll continue to make Instapaper a great place to save and read articles.

I used to be a huge Instapaper user.

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11:57
AI-powered Prisma photo editing app now works...

Prisma first launched on iOS back in July, bringing AI-powered artistic photo filters to the iPhone. We were impressed with the quality and variety of filters, noting the server-side machine learning aspect that made these filters possible, but Prisma’s popularity was often too much for those servers and resulted in slow filter previews. Today Prisma seems to have solved that problem by making most of its filters available offline.

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11:49
Pyle launches low-end attack on GoPro with iPhone-...

The newest affordable action camera from electronics maker Pyle Audio captures 4K video at 120 frames per second, along with offering iOS connectivity and an array of mounting accessories.

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11:34
Twitter rolls out night mode in its iOS app

Now it’s easier for iPhone users to tweet past their bedtimes.

On Monday, Twitter added a night mode feature to its iOS app. When night mode is activated, the Twitter interface changes to darker hues so that Tweets are easier to read in low light, when you don’t want to be squinting at a bright white screen. The feature was originally introduced in Twitter’s Android app back in July.

Rolling out today – we’re bringing night mode to iOS!

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11:16
Report: iPhone 6/Plus units w/ unresponsive displays...

Repair guide website iFixit today published a blog post detailing what it and other repair companies describe as growing complaints of a touchscreen issue among iPhone 6 Plus and some iPhone 6 users.

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11:13
Apple to reopen Thousand Oaks store on Saturday,...

Apple is set to reopen one outlet in Thousand Oaks, Calif. on Saturday, and will close another in Cambridge, Mass. just a day later to begin renovations.

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11:08
Giveaway: Win a Stanley Stand and iPhone Wally...

Distil Union is partnering with AppleInsider this week to give readers the chance to win one of five bundles containing a Stanley Stand and iPhone Wally Wallet Case.

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11:01
Capture 4K Video and Pics without the High...

High resolution cameras for capturing your active lifestyle don’t have to cost a small fortune, and that’s exactly what Pyle’s new High Speed 4K Action Camera proves. Their compact camera shoots HD video at 120 fms, snaps high resolution photos, includes a 4X zoom, and can be remote controlled with the included remote or from your iPhone. It also comes with mount clips and a waterproof case, and is available in blue, black, or grey. You can pick up the camera today for US$79.


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11:01
Steve Wozniak Says Apple Must Fix iPhone 7 Bluetooth...

We've talked extensively about the missing headphone jack on the upcoming iPhone. While some say that the move will ruin user experience -- something that has already started to seem that way in the real world -- a few argue that someone needs to push the needle to move the technology forward. Now Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has something to say about the missing legacy audio jack as well. He is asking Apple to fix the Bluetooth first if the company intends to give users to move to wireless headphones. From a Financial Review report: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has warned Apple is going to frustrate a lot of customers if it removes the headphone jack from the upcoming iPhone 7. [...] Customers wanting to use their existing, wired earbuds and headphones might have to buy an adaptor that attaches to the iPhone's Lightning port, or to whatever port does remain on the phone. "If it's missing the 3.5mm earphone jack, that's going to tick off a lot of people," Mr Wozniak told The...

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10:56
Growing Number of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Devices...

As the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus approach their second birthday, a growing number of users are suffering from what appears to be a latent manufacturing issue that presents as a gray flickering bar at the top of the screen and a display that's unresponsive or less responsive to touch.

In a new blog post and video, repair site iFixit says a number of third-party repair outlets have seen iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models affected by the bug, which appears to be very common. STS Telecom owner Jason Villmer says he sees faulty iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models multiple times a week, while another repair tech in Louisiana sees up to 100 iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices that don't respond well to touch.

"This issue is widespread enough that I feel like almost every iPhone 6/6+ has a touch of it (no pun intended) and are like ticking bombs just waiting to...

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10:52
LinearFlux PokeCharger Portable Battery: $39.99

Check out the LinearFlux PokeCharger Portable Battery, a portable battery for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. It has a capacity of 3,300mAh, and will deliver the right charge your device needs. It also has its own built-in Lightning cable, as well as an auxiliary USB port for charging another device at the same time, even an Android if that’s your thing.


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10:51
iFixIt: a ‘whole bunch’ of iPhone 6 and 6 Pluses are...

According to the folks at iFixIt, repair experts from all over the world are reporting a widespread problem killing iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices: an unresponsive touchscreen and a gray, flickering bar at the top of the display. 

Even though the “Touch Disease” issue manifests in the display and touchscreen, replacing those components won’t fix the problem. The gray bar eventually shows up on the new screen, because the problem isn’t actually the screen at all. It’s the two touchscreen controller chips on the logic board inside the phone.

There are pages of complaints on Apple’s support forums on this issue, but at this point it appears that Apple doesn’t have a fix for the problem—aside from selling owners another phone. 

iFixIt says Apple’s in-store repair techs aren’t equipped to make repairs to the logic board. Reportedly, third-party, “unauthorized” microsoldering specialists are able...

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10:44
Pyle introduces a high speed 4K HD action sports...

Pyle Audio has introduced the High Speed 4K HD Action Camera for action sport enthusiasts. It’s available in black, blue or grey for $79.99 at PyleUSA.com.

The High Speed 4K HD Action Camera boasts 16 megapixels and is complete with CMOS image sensor technology. Recording at 120 frames-per-second, this camera/camcorder produces high speed, high quality videos. Features such as 4X zoom and invertible screen display, are controlled via a two-inch LCD touch screen. The camera can also be operated by a Wi-Fi remote control or smartphone to wirelessly snap pictures and record video.

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10:41
Kanex ships the GoPower battery pack for the Apple...

Kanex has shipped the $99.95 GoPower battery pack for the Apple Watch. It contains a 4,000mAh cell, which can recharge the smartwatch around 10 times before it’s entirely out of juice.

It has the inductive charging disc built in, so there’s no need to mess around with yours or hide the cable inside the casing. The GoPower, which can be held in the palm of your hand, can also charge an iPhone along with your iPad. 

The LED indicator displays battery levels and charge status. And your watch lays flat on the charger, allowing you to use its touchscreen and other features while charging.

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10:25
Kanex ships the GoPower battery pack for the Apple...

Kanex has shipped the $99.95 GoPower battery pack (http://tinyurl.com/zwyjtbt) for the Apple Watch. It contains a 4,000mAh cell, which can recharge the smartwatch around 10 times before it’s entirely out of juice.

It has the inductive charging disc built in, so there’s no need to mess around with yours or hide the cable inside the casing. The GoPower, which can be held in the palm of your hand, can also charge an iPhone along with your iPad.

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10:16
Pinterest is the new owner of read-it-later service...

Pinterest has purchased the popular read-it-later service Instapaper and plans to maintain the app and service for users. The purchase comes three years after Betaworks, the firm behind Digg, bought Instapaper from creator Marco Arment who currently developes the popular podcast player Overcast.

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09:38
Lyft president says ridesharing service isn't...

Ridesharing service Lyft is not actively looking for a buyer, though it has been approached by interested parties in the past, according to the company's president.

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09:31
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 12″ iPad Pro + Cell $680,...

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.

TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

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09:12
The top TV ads of the Olympics

To get some insights into these questions, Google evaluated the top 12 brands totaling over 3.5 billion impressions that aired ads during the NBC broadcasts of the event.

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09:00
Assurant: transforming a risk management solutions...

Today’s post about Office 365 was written by Robert Lewis, chief information officer at Assurant.

From the outset, Assurant—a global provider of specialty risk management solutions—looked at Microsoft cloud technologies not so much as an IT upgrade, but as an integral component of a business transformation. We needed cloud-based business tools for employees across the United States and our international offices. With a new focus on our core competencies and drive for profitable growth in the housing and lifestyle markets, it was also important that we streamline how we work with customers.

This digital transformation of our workplace is how we meet the real-time service demands of customers for insurance and risk management products and services, where all-day, everyday service through online markets is becoming the new normal. With Office 365, plus mobility solutions like Microsoft Intune, we have the tools required to deliver a competitive level of service...

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08:21
Lyft: We’re not seeking a buyer

“Lyft is not seeking a buyer,” Zimmer told Business Insider.

“Getting approached and then having it characterized as us wanting to sell the business and failing to do so is a large mischaracterization,” he said. “If the company is approached, it doesn’t mean the company is looking.”

Lyft President John Zimmer said he was approached to sell the company and the media said they had been unsuccessful in finding a buyer. If true, that’s a pretty big mistake from the media organizations.

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08:14
Kanex portable Apple Watch battery w/ integrated...

Previously shown off during CES, Kanex is today launching its new portable Apple Watch battery, which includes a built-in magnetic charging connector making it one of the first official cordless accessories of its kind.

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08:02
Facebook tests new autoplaying videos with sound for...

Facebook on Tuesday began a limited test of new video autoplay technology for its mobile app, including a version that begins playing audio automatically as a person scrolls past a clip in their News Feed.

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08:00
TMO Daily Observations 2016-08-23: Interview with...

This week TMO’s Daily Observations turns to the musical side of the Apple community. Today jazz musician and podcaster Victor Cajiao joins Jeff Gamet to talk about his new album with Joe Christina, Surrender, his experience producing and mastering the album, working with musical legends, and more.


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07:45
∞ How to set up Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) so...

One of the features I’m most excited about in this new round of betas is the ability to use my Apple Watch to automatically unlock my Mac. To set this up yourself, you’ll need an Apple Watch running watchOS 3 and a Mac running Sierra. You’ll also need your iPhone and Mac to be using Two-Factor Authentication, as opposed to the older Two-Step Verification (2SV).

Click through to the original post for all the details that will get you through this process.

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07:44
Kanex's 'GoPower Watch' Portable...

Kanex today made its GoPower Watch, one of the first MFi-certified portable batteries for Apple Watch, available for purchase for $99.95. The cordless, portable 1A/3.70V charging solution has a built-in 4,000 mAh lithium-ion battery that can charge an Apple Watch up to six times before it needs to be recharged itself.

GoPower Watch has a built-in magnetic charging puck, the same one that comes with the Apple Watch, and a USB port for simultaneously charging an iPhone with a Lightning cable. It has pass-through charging while connected to power via Micro-USB, meaning that Apple devices charge first, and then the battery pack recharges.

To charge an Apple Watch or iPhone, simply press the button on the front of the GoPower Watch. The LED indicator displays battery levels and charge status.

GoPower...

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07:38
FileZilla 3.21.0 - Fast and reliable FTP client.

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



Version 3.21.0:

Fixed Vulnerabilities

  • Fixed a string format vulnerability introduced in 3.20.0-rc1 when listing directories using SFTP

New Features

  • SFTP: Added support for AES-GCM ciphers as implemented in OpenSSH
  • OS X: Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab can now be used to switch forward and backward between opened tabs

Bugfixes and Minor Changes

  • Reduced time between TCP keepalive packets to 15 minutes on supporting platforms
  • Fixed saving of directory listing filters with an attribute condition



  • OS X 10.7 or later



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07:33
Mac: Readdle PDF Expert 2

Readdle has released an updated version of its PDF Expert software for Mac, adding several new features that enhance editing options, increase search capabilities and strengthen security. PDF Expert 2 allows users to edit text and images in any PDF, making fixing typos or resizing logos and graphs a much more streamlined process. The software can also add links to text and photos, making any component within the PDF clickable and interactive. An editable table of contents makes navigating through a large file much faster using hotkeys, and a new redact feature lets users search for and remove sensitive information before sending out important documents. PDFs can also be password-protected to keep prying eyes away from private data.
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07:31
‘Paste’ names the Apple Watch as the runner-up for ‘...

The Apple Watch was the runner-up in the “Overall Best Smartwatch” category by Paste Magazine. Here’s what the mag had to say about the Apple smartwatch: 

“The iPhone wasn’t the first smartphone and the iPad wasn’t the first tablet—Apple’s never been about being first. But it’s also safe to say that a competitor like Android wasn’t around when those products first hit the market. Winning the smartwatch wars won’t be nearly as easy, and though neither watchOS or Android Wear are as developed as they need to be, the ambitious nature of the Apple Watch is certainly promising.

“Despite not being round, it’s still an incredibly well-built and attractive watch. Rumors are pointing toward a forthcoming price cut, so you may want to wait for that. The sequel to the Apple Watch probably won’t be due for at least a few more months...

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07:30
Sony XAV-AX100 Adds CarPlay to Your Car for $500

Sony announced a new car stereo system called XAV-AX100 that supports CarPlay and Android Auto (via TechCrunch). The device features a 6.4-inch touch-display with a resolution of 800 x 480. The awkwardly named device supports both NFC and Bluetooth, supports voice command, and the firmware is upgradable. It also has a variety of pre-outs and other stereo-centered features for one’s actual sound. The device is scheduled to ship in November for $499.99.


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07:23
Coming this holiday season from Microsoft: The Xbox...

My gut tells me Microsoft will sell a lot of these.

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07:05
New Apollo Cloud 4TB supports Time Machine backup

Apollo Cloud, Promise Technology’s first consumer product, brings new digital content management ability to users of the personal cloud device and app with a free software upgrade that includes Time Machine support.

The $299 Apollo Cloud allows families, small business, and work groups to store and share data from all their devices in a personal “cloud” that they own outright. With the new software upgrade, all Apollo owners and members can use their Apollo Cloud as a Time Machine disk to store data from iPhones, iPads and Macs securely and privately. 

The software upgrade includes other new features available to all Apollo Cloud users such as: search and sorting functions; the ability to manage multiple Apollo Cloud devices with a...

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06:58
News: Rebranded Nike+ Run Club app adds new tracking...

The Nike+ Running app has gotten a total facelift and a new name with version 5.0.0. Now called Nike+ Run Club, the app provides plenty of new options for runners, including the ability to create coaching plans that adapt to their schedule and progress. Post-run sharing options add a social aspect and allow runners to compete with their friends by hash-tagging runs....

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06:57
Apple Granted 46 Patents Today Covering a Beacon...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 46 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover a Prioritizing Beacon Messaging system for iOS devices and cover a few key design patents like the iPad Air and a gaming headset. To wrap up this week's ...

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06:54
A quick test to see if the network you are on is...

Netflix set up this site to give you a relatively real-time sense of your current networks download speed. No upload test, but you won’t need that for Netflix.

Bookmark this one and pass it along.

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06:52
Proactive Mac Security: osquery

There are two reputations(at least) that your faithful writer is hoping to shake: #1, I do not work for Google. #2, I am not the ‘osquery guy’. I don’t even know any C++! (I’m going to make time for this eventually, though.) However, for three events over the course of three months earlier this year I was invited to talk about osquery on the Mac. For the U of Utah, while illustrating how I approached my security team with this (among other FOSS tools), I used a chestnut by a certain AFP548 alumni about the concept of ‘fences, not walls’. Don’t lock a machine down until it loses any chance of actual productivity or creative use, which ignores the fact that physical access is total access, anyway. Instead, think of your management enforcement attempts as...

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06:49
Barbra Streisand calls Tim Cook with Siri complaint...

Barbra Streisand was doing a guest spot on NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday when the host, Scott Simon, brought out his iPhone, asked Siri a question:

Scott: Siri, who’s the only female vocalist who’s had hit records for six straight decades?

Siri: Barbra Streisand

Barbra: (laughs) She pronounces my name wrong. Streisand with a soft “s”, like sand.

Streisand then goes on to tell the story of her phone call to Tim Cook to complain, and Tim’s personal response.

Click on the main post to listen to the audio.

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06:44
EtreCheck 3.0.2 - For troubleshooting your Mac;...

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

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

Version 3.0.2:

  • Improves crashing bug on OS X 10.11+.
  • Improves validation of software.
  • Ability to remove unknown files.
  • Improves the ability to remove adware.
  • Reports files that EtreCheck has deleted.
  • Improved reporting of login items.
  • Other minor bug fixes.
  • Updates adware and whitelist signatures.



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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06:44
ITC hands Apple a win in its patent case with...

A U.S. International Trade Commission judge handed Apple a win Friday, ruling that a media player patent that netted Creative Technologies, a Singapore software company a $100 million settlement with Apple is invalid.

Administrative Law Judge David Shaw of the U.S. Patent and Trade Office (USPTO) has ruled that Creative Technology's patent that addresses music library navigation and sorting in the iPod, and now iOS overall, was too abstract to be eligible for a patent.

Creative Tech sued Apple for infringing on patents involving its Zen music players. Apple countersued, claiming Creative was...

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06:38
Primax tipped to be building dual-lens camera...

A Taiwanese supplier, Primax Electronics, will be manufacturing at least some of the dual-lens camera modules for Apple's "iPhone 7" line, a report indicated on Tuesday.

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06:31
Recode: Amazon’s cheaper, Echo-only music service

Recode:

Amazon wants to launch a music subscription service that would work the same way services from Apple, Spotify and many others work: $10 a month, for all the music you can stream, anywhere you want to stream it.

But Amazon is also working on a second service that would differ in two significant ways from industry rivals: It would cost half the price, and it would only work on Amazon’s Echo hardware.

Industry sources say Amazon would like to launch both services in September, but has yet to finalize deals with major music labels and publishers. One sticking point, sources say, is whether Amazon will sell the cheaper service for $4 or $5 a month.

I can’t imagine a music service that I could only use in one place. One of the things I love about Apple Music is that it is always with me: on my computer, on my iPhone, iPad, in my car, always available.

I like the idea of a cheaper service, that might move me, but only if I didn’t have to...

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06:31
Apple-licensed iPod navigation patent invalidated by...

A patent that Creative Technologies used in the beginning of the century against the iPod forcing a $100 million payout by Apple has been invalidated, saving the rest of the smartphone industry from costly settlements and protracted legal battles.

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06:25
Apple acquires personal health data startup Gliimpse

Fast Company:

Silicon Valley-based Gliimpse has built a personal health data platform that enables any American to collect, personalize, and share a picture of their health data.

And:

The acquisition happened earlier this year, but Apple has been characteristically quiet about it. The company has now confirmed the purchase, saying: “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.”

And this from founder Anil Sethi’s LinkedIn page:

As a consumer of healthcare, I leave behind a bread-crumb-trail of medical info wherever I’ve been seen. But, I’m unable to easily access or share my own data. Obamacare is one of several forcing functions federally mandating physicians and hospitals give us our data: meds, labs, allergies . . .you get the idea. However, there...

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06:18
Typinator for OS X adds over 50 new features

Ergonis Software (www.ergonis.com) has announced Typinator 6.10, a new version of their text expander for Mac OS X.

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06:16
The Internet of poorly working things

Jean-Louis Gassée, writing for Monday Note, takes on the Internet of Things: the good (industrial, smart cities) and the (mostly) bad (consumer electronics). A witty, insightful piece that manages to use the made-up-by-the-internet word persphinctery.

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06:14
SuperTab brings Voice Control to the Mac

SpriTec Software has announced SuperTab 2.2 (http://www.supertab.me/SuperTab.html), an upgrade of its utility application for OS X.

The app enhances and extends the Mac's built-in Command-Tab Application Switcher. SuperTab builds upon the Mac's built-in App Switcher by providing users with instant access to more than just their Active Apps. Version 2.2 adds voice control. This let users simply use their voice to launch apps, open files, take screen shots, type commonly-used phrases and more.

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06:08
Kool Tools: ALLY Wi-Fi System

Amped Wireless is bridging Wi-Fi performance, security and simplicity with the launch of ALLY, a whole-home smart AC1900 Wi-Fi system with MU-MIMO. It’s available for pre-order.

The ALLY Wi-Fi system is a roaming solution with fast Wi-Fi speeds, MU-MIMO technology and whole-home coverage with high power technology. Offering easy setup and a mobile app for on-the-go control, the ALLY and ALLY Plus systems reach up to 15,000 square feet of secure coverage for roaming and uninterrupted streaming.

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06:04
‘iOS or Android: Which One for App Development?”

APPSPIRE.me has released an infographic dubbed "iOS or Android: Which One for App Development?" that reveals insights to consider when choosing a platform for development. The infographic compares the positives and negatives of both iOS and Android development including development costs, user market, and return on investment.

The infographic lists over 15 pros and cons of development through iOS and Android. It also touches on the importance of target audience and also mentions the issues with fragmentation.

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06:00
Choose An Existing Supervision Identity in Apple...

When using Apple Configurator, you can assign an existing supervision identity to be used with devices you place into supervision. To do so, first open Apple Configurator and click on Organizations.

From Organizations, click on the plus sign (“+”).

From the Create an Organization screen, click Next.

When prompted to provide information about your organization, provide the name, phone, email, and/or address of the organization.

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06:00
Not Even NSA Can Keep Software Exploits Secret

Twice in two weeks we’ve gotten a solid reminder that exploits and legitimate software keys can be mishandled, even by experts. These events serve as practical certification that Apple was right in its theoretical stance to fight the FBI’s demand to create GovtOS.


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06:00
Pyle USA releases inexpensive 4K HD Action Camera

Image via Pyle USA

When it comes to capturing spectacular video, 4K action cameras are the best. However, these little cameras often come with a big price tag, putting them out of the range of many people who would love to capture their adventures in all the detail of 4K HD video. Pyle USA today announced the US$79 High Speed 4K HD Action Sports Camera, which should make it possible for everyone to shoot 4K video without breaking the bank.

The little camera, which comes with a waterproof case, wireless remote control, handlebar mount, and universal base mount, has some big specs. For video shooting, users can select between 4K Ultra HD, 2.7K, 1080p and 720p resolution using a unique slow-motion (120fps) capture speed. When taking still images, users can choose between 16MP, 12MP, 8MP, 5MP and 2MP resolutions. Both stills and...

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: LinearFlux PokeCharger Portable...

For Tuesday’s iLounge Deal, we’re offering the LinearFlux PokeCharger Portable Battery for only $39.99 — that’s 50% off the regular price. This portable 3300 mAh battery pack can charge your iPhone at twice the speed of a typical wall charter, and includes a built-in Lightning cable along with a USB port for charging a second USB-equipped device at the same time. Get the LinearFlux PokeCharger Portable Battery now for only $39.99...

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05:59
Readdle releases PDF Expert 2 for Mac w/ improved...

Less than a year after it first brought the best-selling app to the Mac, Readdle today has launched PDF Expert 2 for the Mac. The company says that the update adds “even more power to the app,” which competes directly with other PDF apps like Adobe’s Acrobat.

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05:58
Patent report: Apple looks into a travel guitar for...

Apple files for — and is granted — lots of patents by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Many are for inventions that never see the light of day. However, you never can tell which ones will materialize in a real product, so here are today’s patent highlights: 

Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,424,818) for a “travel guitar” that would work with an iPad or iPhone It’s for a guitar having a neck and/or body that may assume a reduced profile configured to house or otherwise receive or coupled to a tablet and/or a smart phone having one or more applications (apps) for driving the operation, functionality and/or effects associated with the travel guitar, and a string assembly capable of retracting or otherwise housing the strings to enable or facilitate configuring the travel guitar into a reduced profile.

Most guitars have a solid neck rigidly coupled to either a hollow or solid body. Apple says that, this construction, while aiding in...

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05:50
Microsoft Office 2016 15.25 - Popular productivity...

Microsoft Office 2016 - Unmistakably Office, designed for Mac.

The new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote provide the best of both worlds for Mac users - the familiar Office experience paired with the best of Mac. If you already use Office on a PC or iPad, you will find yourself right at home in Office 2016 for Mac. It works the way you expect, with the familiar ribbon interface and powerful task panes. Mac users will appreciate the modernized Office experience and the integration of Mac capabilities like Full Screen view and Multi-TouchTM gestures. With full Retina display support, your Office documents look sharper and more vibrant than ever.

Office for Mac is cloud-connected, so you can quickly get to the documents you’ve recently used on other devices and pick up where you left off. New, built-in document sharing tools make it easy to invite teammates to work on a document together. When sharing documents, you won’t have to...

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05:46
Apple Wins Patent for Advanced 3D Eye/Head Tracking...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 46 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover another interesting 3D related invention that could come to life once Apple's 3D camera comes to market next month with the iPhone 7.

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05:38
Pokémon Go fever breaking as app analytics show that...

If you’re one of the people who’ve been watching in bemusement as half the planet seemed to be devoting their lives to catching fictitious characters on their iPhones (even Siri getting in on the action), relief is at hand. New data from an investment company shows that Peak Pokémon Go appears to be behind us as four separate app metrics show the popularity of the game in decline.

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05:15
PCVARK malware strain surfaces for the Mac, opens...

A new strain of Mac malware has gone into the wild and is worth being a bit wary around.

The strain, discovered by Malwarebytes, is know as “PCVARK” and is labeled as “Advanced Mac Cleaner” online. Once activated, the installer places a trojan called “Mac File Opener”, which behaves in the following way according to Thomas Reed of Malwarebytes:

Once I had installed it and was poking around to see whether it had installed anything new – perhaps a shiny new piece of adware, for example – I discovered an odd app, named Mac File Opener, tucked away where the average user would never see it.

Even more intriguing, this app didn’t have any apparent mechanism for being launched. It hadn’t been added to my login items. There wasn’t a new...

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05:00
Rumor: Apple to include curved OLED screen in high-...

Apple’s OLED display is said to be due in 2017 and will appear on the premium model.

The rumored OLED unit, which is thought to be coming on the high end of the three next-gen iPhones due next year, is thought to be headed to the 5.5-inch-or-larger unit. The display will be curved at the edges while the other two models are said to be 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models with flat LCD displays like the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, corroborating previous reports.

The report reiterates that Samsung is expected to be Apple’s primary supplier of OLED displays, but it may be unable to fully keep up with demand for both iPhones and its own Galaxy smartphones. Recognizing the opportunity, Apple manufacturer Foxconn has been developing glass casings and OLED displays over the past...

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05:00
Facebook testing autoplay videos with sound in iOS...

Facebook has confirmed to Mashable that it is testing a new version of autoplay videos in its iOS and Android apps – one that automatically plays the audio also as you scroll through your newsfeed. This contrasts with the normal behaviour, which autoplays the video in silent mode, a tap required to switch on the audio …

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05:00
Avoid Endless Scrolling: How to Quickly Return to...

Have you ever scrolled all the way to the bottom of a long webpage or list on your iPhone, only to realize that you need to return to the top? You could start rapidly swiping your finger on the screen to scroll back up to the top, or you could use a handy little trick to instantly jump to the beginning. Mac Geek Gab listener Scott provides today’s Quick Tip that every iOS user should know.


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05:00
Netgear's Orbi WiFi Promises Strong Signal All...


Netgear on Monday announced the Orbi WiFi System, designed to eliminate dead spots in smart homes. Orbi's system "is similar to using a network extender, but Netgear has improved on this approach with a dedicated band for communication with the satellite devices," explained Bill Ablondi, a research director at Strategy Analytics. An Orbi WiFi system consisting of one router and one satellite can cover a home of up to 4,000 square feet in area. The initial Orbi system will be available in September for $400.

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05:00
Nine out of 10 Apple Music users have listened to or...

A new study released by MusicWatch, a company providing consumer research for the music industry,  profiled the usage patterns, playlist preferences, discovery habits and creation habits of music streamers. The study, which is based on 500 online interviews with users of Apple Music or Spotify who participate in listening to or creating playlists. 

The study found that 90% of music streamers have listened to or created a playlist. Paid or “premium” subscribers were the most active, with eight in 10 listening to their service every day and half listening to a playlist every time that they use the service to stream music. Among those who listened to service’s playlist, nine out of ten had also created a personal playlist in the past three months.

 “Playlisting has become the fabric of the music streaming experience,” says Russ Crupnick, managing partner of MusicWatch. “The ability to listen to and create...

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04:38
Typinator 6.10 - 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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04:30
Meridan Explorer USB DAC improves your overall...

Digital media is a wonderful thing, but it has limitations, including sound. Enter the $299 Merdian Explorer USB DAC.

The main purpose of a DAC (digital to analog converter) is to convert the input of any digital source (such as your Mac) to an analog signal that can be fed into an amplifier or active loudspeakers. A DAC device also works with headphones and designated computer speakers. The result is an efficient external amp and elimination of any computer noise.

About the size of a USB stick, the Meridian Explorer replaces -- or, rather, overrides -- your computer’s sound card. It sports a headphone amplifier with on-board analogue volume control. All this to say: it makes the audio output on your Mac sound better in every instance.

How? Audiophile music-grade electrolytic capacitors decouple the analogue audio stages, enhancing the sound quality. A big proportion...

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04:16
Amazon reportedly set to do what Apple wasn’t able...

Re/code reports that Amazon may be about to do something Apple tried hard to do but wasn’t able: launch a true streaming music service for $5/month (Apple was able to secure the $5/month pricing for students). There is, though, rather a big catch for Amazon: the service will only work on the company’s own Amazon Echo speaker.

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04:00
The MXL AC-404 USB microphone is worth a listen for...

If you need a high quality capsule microphone, Marshall Electronics' MXL AC-404 USB provides excellent voice quality on conference calls at a reasonable price (about $90). If you take advantage of free or subscription Internet conferencing services such as FaceTime or Skype, it's worth a look.

The AC-404 conference mic uses boundary microphone technology and built-in custom circuitry. It has a "sports car-ish" design that boasts 180 degree coverage and a 40Hz-16Hz frequency response. It's not exactly tiny, but it's small enough that you could toss it in a bag and carry it with you when you're on the road.

The AC-404 is USB powered and will interface with Mac and Windows computers without the need for any special drivers. For the best results, you should plug it directly into your computer rather than a hub as USB hubs can interfere with the performance.

The MXL mic includes a headphone jack that works just...

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03:02
Apple Wins a Patent for Next-Gen Indoor Mapping...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 46 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover intellectual property that Apple had acquired from Flyby Media Inc. Regents of the University of Minnesota that has now become a granted patent. The patent titled "Visual-Based Inertial Navigation" covers indoor mapping services. The technology supplements and compliments that which Apple acquired from startup WiFiSLAM back in 2013.

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03:00
Samsung Plans To Sell Refurbished High-End...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd plans to launch a program to sell refurbished used versions of its premium smartphones as early as next year, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The world's top smartphone maker will refurbish high-end phones returned to the company by users who signed up for one-year upgrade programs in markets such as South Korea and the United States. Samsung would then re-sell these phones at a lower price, the person said, declining to be identified as the plan was not yet public. The person declined to say how big a discount the refurbished phones would be sold at, which markets the phones would be sold in or how many refurbished devices Samsung could sell. It was not clear to what extent the phones would be altered, but refurbished phones typically are fitted with parts such as a new casing or battery. Refurbished phones could help vendors such as Samsung boost their presence in emerging...

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02:59
The Hit List 1.1.26 - Advanced reminder application.

The Hit List manages the daily chaos of your modern life. It's easy to learn - it's as easy as making lists. And it's powerful enough to let you plan, then forget, then act when the time is right.

Your life is complicated enough as it is. The tool to manage your life shouldn't be. The Hit List keeps things simple by not forcing you to learn a system. It can be as simple as just keeping a list of things to do as you would on a piece of paper. However, if you do have a task management system such as Getting Things Done by David Allen, The Hit List is flexible enough to support you.

Forget what you need to do--with confidence.



Version 1.1.26:

  • Improve printing
  • Improvements to library fix operation
  • Reveal Task Library and Fix Task Library menu items added to Help menu. Hold down the option key on the keyboard to access them



  • OS X 10.7.5 or later


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02:47
Fantastical 2.2.5 - Create calendar events and...

Fantastical 2 is the Mac calendar you'll actually enjoy using. Creating an event with Fantastical is quick, easy, and fun:

  • Open Fantastical with a single click or keystroke
  • Type in your event details and press return

...and you're back to what you were doing with a shiny new event in your calendar!

Fantastical's natural-language engine is expressive and intelligent, so you can write in your own style. Fantastical also automatically recognizes the location of your event and can even invite people from your Contacts to the event.



Version 2.2.5:

Note: Currently available for $39.99.

  • Mail events using Mailplane when it is set as your default email reader
  • Printing a very long list of events on a single day will now print across multiple pages
  • Fixed not being able to delete instances of a recurring floating time zone event
  • Fixed an issue where...
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01:47
Samsung's Music Milk Radio Service to Close its...

Samsung's official press release issued earlier this week stated that "Samsung is sun setting its Samsung Milk Music service in the United States on September 22, 2016. We have made the strategic decision to ....

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Monday August 22

23:55
Apple patent details visual-based AR navigation,...

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent detailing a method of device localization -- mapping -- using computer vision and inertial measurement sensors, one of the first inventions to be reassigned from this year's acquisition of augmented reality startup Flyby Media.

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20:59
Firefox 48.0.1 - Fast, safe Web browser.

Firefox offers a fast, safe Web browsing experience. Browse quickly, securely, and effortlessly. With its industry-leading features, Firefox is the choice of Web development professionals and casual users alike.

The Web, as it's meant to be experienced

Features

  • Faster than Safari. Firefox stays speedy when other browsers become sluggish.
  • More private than Chrome. Firefox respects your privacy by minimizing suggestive pop-ups.
  • Bursting with features. Tabbed browsing, developer tools, extensions -- Firefox has it all, giving you the power to explore, customize, and create like never before.



Version 48.0.1:

Fixed

  • An audio regression impacting some major websites
  • A top crash in the JavaScript engine
  • A startup crash issue caused by Websense
  • A different behavior with e10s / non-e10s on...
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20:59
Adobe InDesign CC 2015 11.4.1.102 - Professional...

InDesign CC 2015 is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $19.99/month (or $9.99/month if you're a previous InDesign customer).

Adobe InDesign CC 2015 is part of Creative Cloud. That means you have access to all the latest updates and future releases the moment they're available. Sharpen your skills and master new tools with a rich and growing library of training videos. And Creative Cloud is integrated with Behance, so you can share your projects and get immediate feedback from creatives around the world.



Version 11.4.1.102 (2015.4):

Note: Update is ~304 MB.

  • Fixes bugs and crashes discovered after the release of InDesign 2015.4



  • OS X 10.9 or later
  • Multicore Intel processor
  • 2 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • ...

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20:59
Corel Painter 16.0.0.400 - $499.00

Corel Painter lets you advance your digital art style with painted textures, subtle glazing brushwork, interactive gradients, and realistic Natural-Media. Easily transition from traditional to digital art with thick oils, dripping watercolors and many other texture-filled strokes. Explore workflow layouts like illustration, fine art, concept, manga and photo art with specialized tools for each style. Welcome to the world’s most expressive digital art software that’s changing what's possible in art.

Features

  • The Most Natural Transition From Traditional to Digital Art - Immerse yourself in painting software that offers the largest selection of Natural-Media® brushes and canvas textures on the market. Craft your art with stunning reality using an array of authentic dry and wet media. When combined with a pressure sensitive drawing solution, you will forget you are painting on a computer.
  • 21ST Century Media You Won...
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20:59
Thunderbird 45.2.0 - Email client from Mozilla.

As of July 2012, Thunderbird has transitioned to a new governance model, with new features being developed by the broader free software and open source community, and security fixes and improvements handled by Mozilla.

Thunderbird is a free, open-source, cross-platform e-mail and news (NNTP) client developed by the Mozilla Foundation. The project strategy is modeled after Mozilla Firefox, a project aimed at creating a Web browser.



Version 45.2.0:

Fixed

  • Links were not always detected properly in the message body (terminated early on "|", some long links not detected at all)
  • Invitations to events could not be printed.
  • Falsely reported not enough disk space during compacting
  • Dragging and dropping of contacts from the contact list onto an addressbook while All Addressbooks is selected...
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20:59
Pixelmator 3.5.1 - Powerful layer-based image editor.

Pixelmator is a beautifully designed, easy-to-use, fast, and powerful image editor for OS X. It has everything you need to create, edit, and enhance your images.

Pixelmator is a layer-based image editor. You can quickly create layers from your photos, other pictures, from selections, or even your iSight. Yes, Pixelmator can add a layer to your composition directly from your Mac's little camera. Not only can you link and arrange added layers, but Pixelmator also allows you to blend layers, change their opacity, create clipping masks, or even add layer masks to hide some portions of a layer.



Version 3.5.1:

  • improvements and bug fixes, including fixes for image exports and the Color Selection, Magic Eraser, and Paint Bucket tools.
  • Stability improvements for the Pixelmator Photos extensions.
  • When editing larger images using the Pixelmator Photos extensions, the image would sometimes disappear. Fixed.
  • An...
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19:18
Nike+ Running rebrands, highlights tracking runs...

Nike today announced that it is completely rebranding its popular Nike+ Running app. The app is now the “Nike+ Run Club” app, while today’s update also brings a host of performance, feature, visual, and stability improvements.

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18:59
Samsung to shut down Milk Music streaming service in...

Samsung on Monday announced it will officially end Milk Music streaming services in September, bringing an end to the company's in-house product that launched in the U.S. only two years ago.

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18:52
Microsoft updates Office suite of apps with 64-bit...

Microsoft today announced an update for all Office 2016 apps on the Mac that bring 64-bit support to all of the apps. There are additional performance and stability improvements, as well.

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18:18
Amazon looks to debut Echo-only streaming music...

In a move that undercuts the entire streaming music industry, online retail giant Amazon is reportedly developing $4 or $5 per month subscription service that could see release next month. The catch: the service only works with Amazon Echo hardware.

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17:08
Failure

Ben Brooks on failing:

This advice has been taken too far and confused the word ‘mistake’ with ‘failure’. A mistake is touching the hot stove and burning your hand. A failure is setting yourself on fire and dying when you touched the stove. One of those two you learn from, the other kills you.

I thought this was a really good article. I enjoyed it.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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15:39
∞ Apple updates macOS Sierra developer and public...

Apple on Monday updated its beta of macOS Sierra. If you have a previous version of the beta installed, just check for updates and allow it to install.

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15:25
AWT News Update: August 22, 2016

Image via Phonebuff.com

A quiet Monday, but we still have some great stories for you:

  • The developer and public betas for macOS Sierra have been updated today
  • Want Apple CarPlay in your car, but don't want to buy a new car to do so? Sony announced a new aftermarket receiver that will work great in your favorite car
  • The almost-one-year-old iPhone 6s trounces the brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in a head-to-head speed test
  • Join Team AWT and keep the website -- and this podcast -- going!

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15:22
Apple Acquires Startup That Allows Users to Collect...

Apple has acquired a startup called Glimpse, whose technology is designed to allow users to collect and manage their own health record. The move is a direct reflection of CEO Tim Cook’s mention of Apple playing a larger role in the $9 trillion a year healthcare industry.


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14:36
Apple releases new developer and public betas of...

Apple has released the seventh beta of macOS Sierra for developers and the six beta for public beta testers. The final version is due this fall.

The developer version can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center. If you're not already signed up for the public beta program, you can do so here (http://tinyurl.com/pffuwnz). The public beta program is free, but remember: beta software is unfinished software so use with care.

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14:35
Apple releases new developer and public betas of...

Apple has released the seventh beta of macOS Sierra for developers and the six beta for public beta testers. The final version is due this fall.

The developer version can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center. If you're not already signed up for the public beta program, you can do so here. The public beta program is free, but remember: beta software is unfinished software so use with care.

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14:32
Latest Slackware Version Doesn't Cut Newbies...


Slackware is one of those Linux distros often described as being difficult to use. The Slackware Project version 14.2 released on July 1 does little to change that view -- at least, as far as installing it is concerned. Its KDE desktop is probably the most contemporary trait. Other than an update under the hood, the latest Slackware release offers little that's new in terms of usability and few new features. If you are comfortable with Debian-style Linux distros, prepare to be uncomfortable.

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14:32
Notable apps and app updates for Aug. 22, 2016

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.

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

VeprIT has announced Photo Sense 2 for Mac, a new generation of the batch photo enhancement tool. 

The automatic-first approach enables users to choose their preferred workflow complexity, from completely automatic to manual, and thus appeals both to novice and more advanced photographers. Version 2 offers more efficient batch adjustment tools, image settings synchronization, custom presets, and new customization tools.

Photo Sense 2.0.0 is free (but does tout in-app purchases) on the Mac App Store for $24.99. A demo that adds a watermark to exported images) is available on...

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14:24
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 22...

Notable software releases this week include LaunchBar 6.7.2 and OmniFocus 2.6.2.

 

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14:21
ExtraBITS for 22 August 2016

We have just two ExtraBITS for you this week: famed New York City Apple shop Tekserve is auctioning off its Mac collection and a developer survey paints a dark picture of the Mac App Store.

 

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14:10
macOS Sierra dev beta 7/Public Beta 6 now available

Just when you were getting comfortable with last week’s beta release of macOS Sierra, it’s time to back up your data and get ready for another version. Apple on Monday released macOS Sierra developer beta 7, which is also known as Public Beta 6 to the general public.

If you are participating in Apple’s Sierra beta, you can get the latest versiopn through the App Store, under Updates. Developers can also get the beta through Apple’s Developer Center.

Apple doesn’t include any details on what’s included in the new version. The notes say only that the “update is recommended for all users.” The download is 2.14GB.

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14:05
LaunchBar 6.7.2

Improves compatibility with Sierra and fixes bugs. ($29 new, free update, 14.1 MB)

 

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14:01
Apple's iPhone 6s Crushes Samsung's Galaxy...

With the new Galaxy Note 7 being praised for it's seemingly better specifications than Apple's iPhone 6s with a whopping 4GB RAM you'd expect it to blow the iPhone 6s away in performance, but that's not the way it worked out in a new speed test

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14:00
macOS Sierra beta 7 (16A304a) Now Available

macOS Sierra beta 7 (16A304a) Now Available

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14:00
macOS Sierra beta 7 (16A304a) Now Available

macOS Sierra beta 7 (16A304a) Now Available

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13:39
TMO Background Mode: Interview with Electronic...

Cindy Cohn is the Executive Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Founded in 1990, the EFF is a nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. The EFF champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation through litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism and technology development. It has won some important court cases that preserve our rights online, including the use of encryption. (Which wasn’t always a given.) Cindy and I talked at length about her career, notable cases she fought and the work of the EFF, especially in the Apple vs. FBI conflict last spring. Cindy starts with notion that “privacy is fundamental to human dignity and… we can’t have a free society unless people have a private space.” Even if that means law enforcement has to work a little harder. Cindy explains it all.

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13:35
Apple's Gliimpse acquisition will help you...

Do you know if you’ve had your tetanus shot? There’s a record of it somewhere... it’s just not very easy for you to have access to it, unless you keep an organized file with all of your medical documents. Apple is apparently hoping to make that process a lot easier, while keeping your personal health data secure.

Earlier this year, Apple acquired Gliimpse, a startup with a platform for securely collecting, managing, and sharing private health records. According to Fast Company, this was the first acquisition made by Apple’s digital health team.

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13:30
Apple issues sixth public, seventh developer betas...

Apple on Monday released sixth public and seventh developer previews of macOS Sierra, continuing to pave the way for a final release due sometime this fall.

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13:13
At CEDIA, Amazon Will Talk About Star Trek...

Amazon’s Charlie Kindel, Director of Alexa Smart Home, will be speaking at the CEDIA conference in Dallas on September 16. He’ll talk about the inspiration for voice recognition that came from Star Trek, the original series. This interview by CEDIA provides a foretaste of the presentation and includes an inspiring video of Captain Kirk voice querying the Enterprise computer. What’s also cool and interesting is Mr. Kindel’s description of how customer privacy is maintained with the blue and red indicator ring. He also points to the website a customer built to celebrate Alexa. This is nifty corporate messaging.


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13:09
Apple Music Festival Kicks Off in London on...

Apple Music Festival 10 returns to London in September for 10 exhilarating nights of live music. Residents of the UK can win tickets ...

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13:05
Apple Seeds Seventh Beta of macOS Sierra to...

Apple today released the seventh beta of macOS Sierra, the newest operating system designed for the Mac, to developers and public beta testers. macOS Sierra beta 7 comes one week after the release of the sixth beta and two months after the software was first unveiled at Apple's 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference.

Developers and public beta testers can download today's update through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store. Developers can also download the beta from the Apple Developer Center.

macOS Sierra is a major update that brings Siri to the Mac for the first time, allowing users to conduct voice searches to quickly find files, look up information, and more. New Continuity features offer...

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13:02
macOS 10.12 Sierra developer beta 7 + public beta 6...

Apple today released the seventh developer preview of macOS Sierra since showing off the software update for the Mac at WWDC 2016. The latest release is available now through the Mac App Store. macOS Sierra’s headlining feature is Siri on the Mac with other features like Auto-Unlock which lets Apple Watch users skip the password login screen. Apple Pay is also coming to Safari with macOS Sierra, although we haven’t seen the feature live on the web yet.

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12:56
Review: Audeze EL-8 Titanium Over-Ear Headphones

Audeze is an American headphone company with an impressive history of technical innovation. Recently, we were impressed by their entry-level Sine, which packed planar magnetic drivers into a classy, portable package and made us feel a little more confident about a future without headphone jacks. Based on our experience with the Sine, we excited to receive Audeze’s mid-range closed-back headphone, the EL-8 Titanium ($799). Though the EL-8 "Ti" shows many of the forward-thinking design elements that make us fans of Audeze, the complete package failed to capture our hearts and minds.{/exp:char_limit}
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12:54
iPhone Charging Dock Station (Silver): $17.98

We have a deal for you today on an iPhone charging dock. I’m linking to a Silver model, but there’s also a Gold and a Rose Gold version to choose from. It uses your Lightning cable for charging. You can get it through our deal for $17.98.


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12:51
iPhone 6s Bests Samsung's New Galaxy Note 7 in...

Earlier this month, Samsung introduced the Galaxy Note 7, its newest smartphone with a 14-nanometer Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core 64-bit processor, 4GB RAM, a 12-megapixel camera, waterproofing, and wireless charging.

Spec wise, the Galaxy Note 7 seems to best the dual-core A9 processor and the 2GB RAM of the iPhone 6s, but based on a new speed test, it's clear raw hardware can't quite match superior hardware and software integration when it comes to real world usage.

In the performance comparison in which the two phones simultaneously launched the same apps, Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 was thoroughly defeated by the iPhone 6s, despite the Note 7's cutting edge hardware and the fact that it's a year newer than Apple's latest iPhone.

The iPhone was able to launch apps in succession at a much faster rate than the...

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12:51
Sony readies its first aftermarket receiver with...

Expanding CarPlay's so-far limited number of aftermarket upgrade options, Sony has announced the XAV-AX100, its first receiver to support the Apple platform.

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12:48
Microsoft Invents a New Laser-Light based Display...

A new Microsoft patent application that was published last week by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office revealed a vision of delivering a full wall interactive 3D display.

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12:33
Review: Siri-controlled August Smart Lock is a key...

Being able to automate locking and unlocking your front door is one of the easiest ways to transform your house into a smart home and enter the age of the Jetsons. Dom reviewed the first August Smart Lock (reg. $199) last year, and August has released updated hardware with a feature Apple fans will want. The updated August Smart Lock (reg. $229) features HomeKit support and a slightly tweaked design (magnetic battery cover, lock orientation...

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12:30
X-Doria Mesh Band for 42mm Apple Watch: Review and...

The black X-Doria Mesh Band on Steve's hairy wrist. Photo ©2016, Steven Sande

As an early adopter of the Apple Watch, the $149 - $199 Milanese Loop watchband always called to me...but my wallet was smart and wouldn't listen to me. Fortunately, accessory manufacturer X-Doria has come out with the new X-Doria Mesh Band for the 42mm Apple Watch at a much more affordable US$49.99 price tag. Check out this short review of the Mesh Band, then enter to win a silver X-Doria Mesh Band.

Like Apple's Milanese Loop, the X-Doria Mesh Band comes in two different finishes; black and silver. It uses the standard Apple Watch band mechanism to easily install the band on the Watch in seconds with no tools, and it uses a strong magnet as a closure to tighten the loop around your wrist.

Compared to the two...

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12:19
“There were Americans everywhere”

From Canada: You’re welcome, America.

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12:03
Barbra Streisand says Apple is updating Siri on Sept...

Memories… light the corners of AI… misty programmed memories… of how to say my name…

Barbra Streisand has already given us so much. Some of the best chick flicks of all time, like The Prince of Tides and oh my God, The Way We Were. The term “Streisand effect.” Fifty studio albums. A fun new way to spell Barbara.

And now she’s getting Apple to fix Siri.

Well, a small part of Siri anyway. And she’s even told us when it’s supposedly happening: in an iOS update allegedly coming September 30.

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11:54
Microsoft app helps you coordinate with fellow shift...

Sure, the office crowd has chat apps like Slack and HipChat to coordinate what they're doing, but what if you're a shift worker who needs to swap hours? Microsoft (which already has GroupMe and Skype for Business, we'd add) might help. It's testing...

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11:47
10th anniversary Apple Music Festival to start Sept...

Apple on Monday announced the 10th anniversary Apple Music Festival, which will run from Sept. 18 through 30 at London's Roundhouse.

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11:33
Acronis True Image 2017 launches with wireless...

Acronis, a provider of hybrid cloud data protection, has debuted Acronis True Image 2017, the latest release of the company’s personal backup software.

The upgrade offers full image local and cloud backup for computers with new wireless backup for mobile devices to local Windows computers or the Acronis Cloud, support for an unlimited number of mobile devices, and complete backup of Facebook account data.

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11:32
The 2016 Pebble Beach Concept Lawn was nuts as always

Walk along the priciest mini car show in the world. The Concept Lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is like the smallest, most expensive car show you can imagine. A bunch of unobtanium concepts and almost-production models line an irregularl...

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11:11
Middle-earth Blu-ray set is gorgeous, but insanely...

Yes, many Lord of the Rings fans (including this writer) may be obsessive collectors, but the latest movie collection that Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema are releasing this far takes things into the realm of the truly crazy. The just-announced "Mid...

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11:09
Rumor: Apple will introduce an iPhone with a curved...

Apple will debut three new iPhone models next year, presumably the “iPhone 8” and “iPhone 8 Plus,” as well as a third model that will sport a curved OLED screen similar to the Edge versions of Samsung's Galaxy phones, claims the Japanese site, Nikkei (as noted by AppleInsider).

The “premium” handset will be 5.5 inches, perhaps larger, and have a screen bent on two sides. Nikkei didn't specifically mention OLED technology, but making a curved screen effectively requires it; the Galaxy S7 Edge uses a Super AMOLED panel, notes AppleInsider.

The prediction lines up with a July forecast by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who thinks a 2017 iPhone will have a curved glass body and will switch from current models’ LCD displays to an OLED display. The latter will make it more flexible and...

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10:51
Pretend Rdio never died with this Spotify theme

Remember Rdio? I do. A beautiful music streaming service that was eventually outmuscled by Spotify, Google Play Music and the like. If you miss its light, well-considered design like I do, you might be interested in "Spotio," a new Spotify theme by d...

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10:44
The 2016 Apple Music Festival in London will be held...

Apple has announced its 2016 Apple Music Festival, a free annual concert series that will be held Sept. 18-30 at the London Roundhouse. The performing acts haven’t yet been named. Last year Pharrell Williams, One Direction, Florence + The Machine and Disclosure, Mumford & Sons, Carrie Underwood and Ellie Goulding, and others performed.

Residents of the UK can win tickets to the gigs. Apple Music members around the world can watch the performances for free. Ticket applications will be opening soon, Apple says. You can follow @AppleMusic on Twitter and Snapchat for up-to-the-minute information and join the #AMF10 conversation.

Originally known as the iTunes Festival, the event started at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts in 2007, and has seen over 550 artists perform in front of more than half a million fans and tens of millions more online and on-demand. Past performers include Adele, Beck, Coldplay,...

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10:37
From the Olympic Non-Robbery to Ford Getting Out of...


There were three stories that caught my eye last week that I think deserve some additional discussion. One is the alleged robbery of U.S. Olympians followed by questions of whether it really happened because their phones weren't stolen. There may be a legitimate reason for that, and it suggests a lot of folks will be getting huge cellphone bills next month. Another eye-catching story is that Ford is getting out of the car business. The third is an NSA leak that has me wondering if we should reclassify the NSA as a criminal organization.

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10:30
Joule proves sous vide cooking doesn't have to...

Despite the recent rise of affordable sous vide machines, the cooking concept has always skewed a little nerdy. Preparing food in vacuum-sealed bags in a temperature-controlled water bath sounds like something only culinary geeks would do, even if it...

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10:25
The new Streisand Effect: Barbra calls Tim Cook to...

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Those of us with difficult last names are accustomed to quietly bearing the indignities of constant mispronunciation, especially from digital assistant programs like Apple's Siri. My last name (Geuss) is pronounced "Gice," but that pronunciation is so far from being phonetically logical in English that if people get close—calling me Guess or Goose—I generally don't correct them. Siri insists on calling me "Megan Juice," which is not even close (and is also a beverage). I let it slide. After all, what recourse do I have?

None. That's how much recourse I have. But I am no Barbra Streisand.

Streisand, it seems, went on NPR this...

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10:19
Here’s the Not So Secret Roadmap for 4K UHD TV

The old, unconsidered notion about 4K UHD TV is that it’s a gimmick by the TV industry. The assumption has been that 4K resolution can’t be utilized unless one sits really close, and the familiar HDTV is good enough. In fact, the industry is about the business of implementing a gradual, exciting technology roadmap. While this means that 4K UHD TV will be gradually including more advanced technology elements than simple resolution improvement, it also means buyers will have to be careful when and how they migrate away from older equipment. It’s all on Friday’s Particle Debris column, page 2.


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10:17
Composite photos of Olympic athletes

These are really well done.

[Via Kottke]

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10:16
Twitter's night mode comes to iOS

It was only a matter of time before Twitter brought its night mode to iOS, and sure enough, it's here. The social network has started rolling out a settings tweak that, like on Android, lets you shift to a darker color scheme to avoid straining your...

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10:14
Samsung adopting Apple-like plan to sell refurbished...

Samsung is reportedly planning a dip into first-party sales of refurbished phones, pursuing a strategy similar to Apple in an effort to boost profits.

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10:01
News: Apple Music Festival set for Sept. 18-30

Apple has announced that its annual Apple Music Festival will fun from Sept. 18-30 this year at London’s Roundhouse. The lineup hasn’t been announced yet, but U.K. residents will soon be able to apply to win tickets through Apple Music and Apple’s media partners. As always, Apple plans to make performances available for free to Apple Music users live and on demand. The event has been held in London annually under the iTunes Music…

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10:00
Brydge has deals on its iPad keyboards through...

Brydge makes some pretty impressive iPad keyboard cases. In the past, we have reviewed the Brydge Air and Brydge Mini, both of which received top ratings (the Mini actually picked up a "Top Pick of 2015" award). We like their products a lot, and so it brings us a lot of pleasure to pass along deals from Brydge.

Between now and August 31, 2016, here's what you can get:

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10:00
Android 7.0 Nougat arrives today

Typically, Google releases new versions of Android alongside new Nexus hardware, but the company is breaking with tradition this year. Android 7.0 Nougat is rolling out as an over the air update starting today. The update is available to anyone using...

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09:57
Apple’s vindicated in FBI fight after NSA hacking...

After the unprecedented breach of hacking tools and exploits stolen from the US National Security Agency’s elite hacking unit, some privacy advocates see it as clear vindication of Apple in its fight with the FBI earlier this year.

Indeed.

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09:56
Twitter’s official iOS app gains a highly requested...

iPhone and iPad users have long requested that Twitter add a dark mode to its iOS app and today it’s finally happening.

Twitter’s ‘night mode’ feature was introduced earlier this year on Android, and today Twitter shared that the feature is rolling out to iOS as well. Hopefully that means both iPhone and iPad (and add streaming to my feature request list next if so).

more…

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09:54
News: Report: Apple planning three iPhone models for...

Nikkei Asian Review claims Apple is planning to release three iPhone models next year, including a premium device that will feature a curved display. A source familiar with Apple’s plans said, “There will be a 4.7-inch model, another that will be 5.5-inches and a premium handset that will be either 5.5-inches or larger equipped with a screen bent on the two sides,” noting the first two phones will feature the flat screen found on…

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09:47
Annual Apple Music Festival kicks off in London on...

Apple announced today that its Apple Music Festival will be kicking off in London next month at The Roundhouse. The annual music event features several nights of free concerts, but tickets are limited to UK residents who apply. Apple Music also streams the concerts online to promote the $10/month music subscription service, also access is usually free.

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09:46
∞ “American Woman”: The incredible origins of the...

This is such a great story from one of the greatest Canadian bands ever.

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09:44
PlayStation Plus membership prices rise in September

PlayStation Plus memberships will cost more starting on September 22nd. On that date, a one-year membership in the US will rise from $50 to $60, while three-month memberships will rise from $18 to $25. The price of a monthly plan will remain the same...

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09:40
Apple’s retail store changes

Apple held all-hands meetings with retail employees this weekend to introduce major new changes, including new and renamed positions, a new credo, and new store layouts, according to multiple retail sources.

I’m glad to see Apple retail continuing to change as the company changes. For most people the stores are the first contact with Apple and they should reflect what the company is doing.

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