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Thursday January 19

09:44
iRig Acoustic Stage

It’s a compact acoustic microphone and advanced digital preamplifier and processing unit that recreates a studio microphone set-up providing you with all of the true character and tonal nuance of your acoustic in live playing situations. Simply clip the iRig Acoustic Stage’s microphone to the sound hole, attach it to the iRig Acoustic Stage pre-amplifier processor, then connect the preamp to your amplifier or mixer. iRig Acoustic Stage also features a “Cancel Feedback” button that gets rids of annoying frequency feedback during performance.

I got a demo of this yesterday and it was pretty impressive. If you play an acoustic live, you should take a look at this.

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09:38
AirLine 88 wind instrument wireless system

Samson’s AirLine 88 Wind Instrument system offers true wireless freedom without the hassle of a beltpack or cable. Featuring a clip-on transmitter with a shockmounted microphone and adjustable gooseneck, this frequency-agile UHF wireless system provides high definition sound and 300′ of reliable wireless operation for saxophones, trumpets, trombones and other wind instruments.

I’m going to have a look at this today at the Samson booth.

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09:36
Samson Q7x/Q8x Pro Dynamic Vocal Mics

Samson’s Q7x and Q8x provide exceptional sound reproduction for live and studio vocal and instrument performances, as well as presentations and podcasting. And with updated body designs and improved capsule shockmount systems, these mics provide reliable performance in even the most demanding environments. The Q7x and Q8x will be available March 2017.

I haven’t tried these mics from Samson, but I like the company and do use other gear from them.

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09:35
News: Apple’s exclusive audiobook deal with Audible...

The European Commission has announced a joint decision between Apple and Audible to end their exclusive arrangement for the sale of audiobooks on the iTunes Store, potentially opening up competition in downloadable audiobook distribution in Europe. Audible has been Apple’s exclusive supplier of audiobook titles for the iTunes Store since its debut in 2003, preventing other companies that provide downloadable audiobooks from accessing the iTunes…

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: TP-LINK Wi-Fi Smart Plug $35,...

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09:12
Apple Legal Files Entertainment Related Trademarks...

On Sunday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Jimmy Iovine Confirms that Apple is creating an Entire Pop Cultural Experience for Apple Music." Today we learn that Apple legal filed for two TV programming titles that will be coming to a new Apple Music related service this fall.

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09:00
More than ever, people are reliant on their peers to...

Around the world teamwork is on the rise. Research suggests employees now work on nearly double the number of teams than they did just five years ago. This means more than ever people are reliant on their peers to help get things done. But a “one size fits all” approach does not work when it comes to group collaboration—different tools appeal to different groups and address unique needs.

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U.S. customers: Register here.
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09:00
Microsoft FastTrack now reaches thousands of...

Today’s post was written by Parri Munsell, managing director of Microsoft Office Partner Marketing.

Microsoft FastTrack is our customer success service designed to help organizations realize business value faster with Office 365. As we start 2017, FastTrack is growing faster than ever with the help of Microsoft certified partners. Collaborative efforts between FastTrack and partners are now helping more than 4,000 new customers every month drive usage and adoption.

We have found that customers who actively engage with both FastTrack and a Microsoft certified partner are the most successful in deploying Office 365 quickly, and in extracting the most value from their software investments. FastTrack can assist customers with data migration, provisioning services and mapping Office 365 capabilities to business goals. Microsoft partners complement the FastTrack experience with full on-site support, often providing additional value-added services such as...

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08:54
Netflix Joins Apple’s TV App, Sort Of

When Apple introduced its TV app for Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad Netflix and Amazon were both missing from announcement. Now Netflix is on board, but with a big string attached: none of its original content is available through the TV app.


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08:48
Ideas from CES 2017: 5G in Your Future

Fresh from a panel discussion on 5G networks at CES 2017, Jeff Porten discusses the goals of this next-generation networking technology and speculates on how it will actually be implemented.

 

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08:30
State of the App Store, Net Neutrality – TMO Daily...

How we use iPhone apps and Apple’s App Store has changed over the years, so today John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to look at the impact that’s had on their app choices. They also share their thoughts on the possibility of the end of net neutrality in the U.S.


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08:28
No, Netflix still doesn’t really work with Apple’s...

Netflix was a major missing piece of Apple’s new TV app when it launched last month, and that’s still the case despite some confusing coverage recently. The confusion is around how Apple’s TV app works with search and opening video apps.

more…

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08:27
Android users will need to wait 3 months for '...




The extremely popular Super Mario Run will soon end its iOS App Store exclusivity with Nintendo advising it will be bringing the game to Android sometime in March, three months after it launched on the iPhone and iPad.

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08:24
EU antitrust regulators praise audiobooks deal from...

Antitrust regulators from the European Union have welcomed an agreement between Apple and Amazon to end exclusivity deals for audiobooks.

The agreement between Apple and Amazon and its Audible service to remove the exclusivity obligations allows Audible to supply its downloadable audiobooks to third-party platforms beyond iTunes, the European Commission said Thursday. In addition, the agreement will allow Apple to source audiobooks from new suppliers and will allow publishers to enter into distributions agreements directly with Apple, the Commission said.

Audible and Apple's iTunes store are two of the world's largest distributors of downloadable audiobooks to consumers. Audible, owned by Amazon since 2008, is the world's largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks.

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08:20
China Oceanwide, IDG Capital agree to acquire IDG,...

China Oceanwide Holdings Group and China-based IDG Capital have agreed to acquire tech journalism pioneer International Data Group, publisher of PCWorld, Computerworld, and hundreds of other tech publications worldwide.

Tech analyst firm IDC and venture capital firm IDG Ventures are included in the deal, announced Thursday. The size of the deal was not officially released, although a Wall Street Journal story put the price at less than US $1 billion.

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08:17
Apple GarageBand 10.1.5 - Complete recording studio...

The new GarageBand is a whole music creation studio right inside your Mac -- complete with keyboard, synths, orchestral and percussion instruments, presets for guitar and voice, an entirely redesigned sound library, and virtual session drummers. A beautiful and intuitive interface makes it easy to learn, play, record, and create great-sounding songs. And you can share your hits worldwide with just a few clicks. It’s never been easier to make music like a pro. Even if you’ve never played a note.



Version 10.1.5:

  • Adds support for Logic Remote Version 1.3.1 and GarageBand for iOS Version 2.2



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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08:13
Google struggling to meet consumer demand for iPhone...




Google is having a hard time matching production to demand for its rival to Apple's iPhone 7, the Pixel -- and particularly 5.5-inch Pixel XL models, according to a report.

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08:01
New Report Says Apple Pencil 2 will Attach to iPad...

Apple is reportedly working on the second generation Apple Pencil with built-in magnets that lock to your iPad when you aren’t drawing or writing. Assuming the report is legit, Apple plans to ship Apple Pencil 2 along side new iPad models some time this year.


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07:55
Taiwan's Lite-On Semi Enters Apple's...

In late December we reported on a pair of new patent applications that were originally filed as provisional patents back in 2015 titled wireless charging station and wireless charging retail systems. Obviously it was a smoking gun that Apple's work on wireless charging was in full flight because their engineers wouldn't be designing Apple Store wireless charging presentation tables unless they knew that Apple had wireless charging coming to their iDevices and Macs.

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07:40
Adobe Audition CC 2017 10.0.2 - Professional post-...

Audition CC 2017 is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $19.99/month (or $9.99/month if you're a previous Audition customer).

Adobe Audition CC 2017 empowers you to create and deliver beautiful audio using more connected tools and dozens of new features, including Sound Remover, which can eliminate unwanted sounds from an entire file just by analyzing a small selection. Adobe Audition CC gives you access to new features as soon as they're released and is integrated with other Adobe video tools for smooth start-to-finish audio and video production. Your entire creative world, together in one place. Only in Creative Cloud.



Version 10.0.2 (2017):

Note: Now requires OS X 10.10 or later

Note: Update is ~440.32 MB

  • "Edit in Audition" functionality in Premiere...
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07:35
Adobe After Effects CC 2017 14.1 - Create...

After Effects CC 2017 is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $19.99/month (or $9.99/month if you're a previous After Effects customer).

The new, more connected After Effects CC 2017 can make the impossible possible. Get powerful new features like a Live 3D Pipeline that brings CINEMA 4D scenes in as layers - without intermediate rendering. Share work directly from within the application and get access to new features the moment they're released. Your entire creative world, together in one place.

After Effects CC 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 library of training videos. And Creative Cloud is integrated with Behance, so you can share your projects and get...

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07:32
Deals: Apple Watch Series 2 in stock for $369; DJI...




Shoppers this Thursday can pick up an Apple Watch Series 2 device for as low as $369 with free expedited shipping and no tax outside NY -- all while avoiding Apple's 2-3 week wait. DJI is also shipping the Mavic Pro within a week for $999 (tax included). Those looking for a 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar can save $100 on the 512GB model in Gray.

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07:32
The 5 craziest hours in the White House

I’ve seen several stories about this over the years and it always fascinates me.

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07:31
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017 11.0.2 - Digital video...

Premiere Pro CC 2017 is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $19.99/month (or $9.99/month if you're a previous Premiere Pro customer).

Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017 lets you edit video faster than ever before. Dozens of brand-new features include a redesigned timeline, improved media management, and streamlined color grading. And it's just the beginning: You'll get access to new features the moment they're released. Your entire creative world, together in one place. Only in Creative Cloud.



Version 11.0.2 (2017):

Note: Now requires OS X 10.10 or later

Note: Update is ~974 MB

Bug Fixes

  • Titler and Captions
    • Title Tool crashes when copy and pasting
    • Captions not editable after switching workspaces
    • Mouse Disappearing...
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07:30
WALTR 2 2.0.9 - $39.95

WALTR 2 helps you wirelessly drag-and-drop any music, ringtones, videos, PDF, and ePub files onto your iPhone, iPad, or iPod without iTunes. It is the second major version of Softorino's critically-acclaimed original WALTR, which solved 2 huge problems for every iOS user: unsupported media-format transfer without installing any additional 3rd-party iOS apps, as well as iTunes sync elimination -- allowing users to drag-and-drop files from any computer. WALTR 2 is here to add a few cherries on top.

  • Video formats: MKV, AVI, MP4, MOV, MPEG, m2ts, 3GP, WMV, H264, H265
  • Audio formats: MP3, FLAC, APE, ALAC, AAC, AIFF, WAV, WMA, OGG, OGA, WV, TTA, DFF
  • CUE sheet support (automatic breakdown of a single file into multiple tracks)
  • M4R Ringtones (includes support for ringtones over 30 seconds long)

New in 2

  • Automatic metadata recognition
  • Wi-Fi transfer support
  • PDF, ePUB support
  • Non-...
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07:21
Opinion: An Apple display with built-in eGPU could...

Many were disappointed by Apple’s apparent decision to abandon the display market in favor of recommending LG models. While LG’s 5K UltraFine is an excellent display in many ways, neither the design nor the build quality live up to Apple standards.

As I said in an earlier piece, it may be shallow to care about the aesthetics of the monitor, but a display is something we stare at all day long. Given that part of the reason we buy Apple kit is the beautiful designs, I don’t think it’s unreasonable to expect an officially-recommended display to live up to the same standard.

Apple could satisfy many people by simply putting the 5K UltraFine innards into an Ive-designed casing. But I think a...

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07:01
OFFICER solutions launches Fox 1.0 for macOS

OFFICER solutions has introduced Fox 1.0 (https://www.officer.solutions), a new addition to their software line of royalty applications for entertainment companies. Developed specifically for artists, musicians and other right holders, Fox 1.0 for macOS is designed to transform sales reports for content sold on the Internet into detailed royalty statements.

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06:54
News: Nintendo officially announces Fire Emblem...

Nintendo has posted a video announcing its next game for iOS, Fire Emblem Heroes. Originally announced last April, Fire Emblem Heroes is a tactical RPG designed specifically to work on smaller screens, and it’s designed for a quick pick-up-and-play style. Players undertake strategic battles in the fantasy world of Fire Emblem, leveling up their characters and taking advantage of character attributes to plan attacks and match heroes and enemies…

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06:45
∞ Ed Sheeran covers Fresh Prince theme, live on air

[VIDEO] Either he knew this was coming, or he’s a huge fan, but no matter. Sheeran brings it. Click through to the original Loop post for the video.

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06:44
Notebook arrives on the Mac

Zoho has launched Notebook for Mac (http://zoho.to/notebook), a new, free note-taking app.

Notebook's mobile apps introduced the concept of Note Cards: dedicated note types for text, checklists, audio, photos, and sketches. The same concept has been applied to the Mac app, creating a “simple and enjoyable note-taking experience,” according to Raju Vegesna, chief evangelist of Zoho.

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06:42
Over 1,500 pieces of Monty Python memorabilia up for...

Monty Python devotee? You’ll certainly recognize some of the artifacts up for auction.

Me, I’ve got my eye on that original album signed by all the Pythons, including Graham Chapman.

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06:40
Amazon, Apple To End Audiobook Exclusivity: EU

European Union antitrust regulators on Thursday said they welcomed a move by Amazon.com to end exclusivity obligations for the supply and distribution of audiobooks between the e-commerce giant and Apple. From a report: The European Commission, the EU's antitrust watchdog, said the exclusivity obligations required Apple to source only from Amazon's unit Audible and also required Audible not to supply other music digital platforms besides Apple's iTunes store. The agreement between the two companies, which was struck Jan. 5 2017, will improve competition in downloadable audiobook distribution in Europe, the EU said.


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06:37
Standalone GPU plugs into MacBook Pro via Thunderbolt

This might seem a mundane, niche product announcement, but take a minute to read this post from Jeff Benjamin:

The 2016 MacBook Pro has endured criticism for its lack of I/O ports, but what that it does have — two or four Thunderbolt 3 ports based on your configuration — have lots of potential. For example, it’s now possible to connect an external GPU (eGPU) box via Thunderbolt 3 and tap into the power offered by a full-sized graphics card.

Imagine a box that offered the power and expandability of a Mac Pro that plugged into a port (or two) on your MacBook Pro.

You’d have the lightness and portability of a laptop and, arriving at your desk, you’d have a large display and the growling power of large, desktop class expansion cards, limited only by the transfer speeds of Thunderbolt 3. And Thunderbolt 3 is no slouch.

Interesting possibilities there.

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06:29
Component supplier Lite-On reportedly supplier of...




Ongoing rumors that Apple will introduce wireless charging to a future generation of iPhone have been bolstered by a new report, with supply chain sources claiming that Lite-On Semiconductor has received a sizable order to supply components for the forthcoming "iPhone 8."

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06:29
Apple TV, iPhone, iPad gain ability to play Netflix...

I tried this out this morning. Brought up the TV app on my iPhone, searched for a show I know is on Netflix. Sure enough, the search revealed two options: Rent the show via iTunes, or open it via Netflix.

This is a solid step forward for Apple, Apple TV, and searchability.

Now if only Amazon would deliver their promised Prime Video Apple TV app. I suspect that ship has sailed.

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06:29
Mac, Linux malware discovered targeting biomedical...

A Mac malware that’s been spying on biomedical research centers may have been circulating undetected for years, according to new research.

Antivirus vendor Malwarebytes uncovered the malicious code, after an IT administrator spotted unusual network traffic coming from an infected Mac.

The malware, which Apple calls Fruitfly, is designed to take screen captures, access the Mac’s webcam, and simulate mouse clicks and key presses, allowing for remote control by a hacker,  Malwarebytes said in a blog post on Wednesday.

The security firm said that neither it nor Apple have identified how the malware has been spreading. But whoever designed it relied on “ancient” coding functions, dating back before the Mac OS X operating system launch in 2001, said Malwarebytes researcher Thomas Reed in the blog post.

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06:27
LinkedIn's redesigned website isn't a...

LinkedIn’s desktop interface is getting a fresh coat of paint. The professional social network unveiled Thursday the largest overhaul to the desktop version of its website since the service launched.

The redesign is all about bringing changes from the company’s mobile app to its desktop experience, according to Chris Pruitt, LinkedIn’s director of engineering. Users will see a redesigned feed, tweaked profiles, new messaging capabilities and a revamped search box.

The company wants to unify the experience of using its desktop and mobile products, something that Pruett said LinkedIn’s most engaged users have been clamoring for. What’s more, the changes should make the product more useful and less cluttered.

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06:25
Nintendo announces new Fire Emblem games for iOS and...

Fire Emblem is huge in our house. First question asked was, “Is this a port for iOS, or a new game?”

Fire Emblem Heroes is a new game, from scratch.

Here’s Nintendo’s press release.

And a tweet announcing the date:

Fire Emblem Heroes will be released on iOS and Android on February 2. #FEHeroes

And, finally, here’s the official web site, with videos.

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06:21
Apple’s ‘dynamic cinemagraph presentations’ patent...

Apple may be planning to kick its Live Photos feature up a notch. The company has been granted a patent (number 20170017616) for “dynamic cinemagraph presentations.”

Live Photos on an iPhone or iPad records what happens 1.5 seconds before and after you take a picture. The result is a still image with brief video. Cinemagraphs are still photos in which a minor and repeated movement occurs, forming a video clip. They are published as an animated GIF or in other video formats, and can give the illusion that the viewer is watching an animation.

Apple’s patent involves the ability to create a document with several candidate cinemagraph presentations for display. In some cases, the animation can include moving objects, changing colors in a scene, and/or appearing/disappearing objects in the scene. In some embodiments, the cinemagraph images loop iteratively or continuously. They can also be animated clips defined in a common video format.

In the patent filing, Apple...

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06:19
Swift creator Chris Lattner on why he left Apple for...

Joe Rossignol, MacRumors:

Earlier this month, Swift creator Chris Lattner announced he will be stepping down as director of Apple’s Development Tools department to lead Tesla’s Autopilot engineering team as VP of Autopilot Software.

Joe got these two quotes from Chris:

I’ve been writing code for more than 30 years, and 16 of those years have been in the developer tools space. I love it, but I am ready to move on to something else. Autopilot is clearly incredibly important to the world because of its ability to save people’s lives (and increase convenience). It is also a very, very hard technology problem and my experience building large scale software and team building is useful. Of course, I’ve also been a huge Tesla fan for some time.

And:

This was a very difficult decision, because I care deeply about the technology and people at Apple and because I could see myself staying there for many more years. In the end though, the opportunity to dive...

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06:19
Apple & Amazon end exclusive audiobook deal to...




Apple and Amazon have agreed to end a deal in which the latter's Audible division was the exclusive source of audiobooks for iTunes, putting an end to antitrust complaints by the German government.

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06:16
News: Rumor: Apple working on second-generation...

New rumors from Apple’s Asian suppliers suggest that Apple may be working on an update to Apple Pencil to be released alongside new iPad Pro models widely expected to be unveiled in March. While the rumors are vague on what new capabilities will be included, a Bloomberg report several months ago noted that Apple was working on “wider operating-system support for Apple’s stylus accessory” with the possibility of allowing users to…

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06:14
Apple released its next big thing and nobody noticed

I wouldn’t say nobody noticed, but clearly the wave of publicity centers on the AirPods, rather than on the W1 chip. That quibble aside, Matt Weinberger, Business Insider, writes:

The magic happens when you’re using a W1 headset with an iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or Mac.

First, you turn it on next to your unlocked iPhone or iPad. Second, you click “connect.” Now they’re automatically paired with any other Apple gadget that’s signed in to your iCloud account. Switching from iPhone to Mac and back takes a click.

And:

Apple’s W1 confers other benefits, too. When you’re using it with an Apple gadget, the chip grants tremendous range — with the Beats Solo3, I was able to vacuum my entire small house with my phone charging in the bedroom without losing audio. Better yet, W1 uses some kind of magic optimization technique to greatly extend battery life.

And:

It means Apple has something that no Android phone — or Windows laptop, for that matter —...

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06:09
Supply-chain reports back 10.5-inch iPad Pro reports...

A new supply chain source cited by Digitimes backs multiple reports that Apple is preparing to launch a new 10.5-inch iPad, with the 9.7-inch form factor being downgraded to an entry-level device. As with earlier reports, the 12.9-inch model is also said to be set for an update, with no mention of iPad mini models.

The report does differ from previous ones in one respect, however: it suggests that the new models may not be launched until the second half of the year …

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06:07
Rumor: new iPads won’t arrive until the second half...

Citing unnamed sources from the “upstream supply chain,” DigiTimes says that new iPads won’t arrive in March as anticipated, but have bene pushed back until the second half of the year because the internals of the tablets are “still in the planning phases.”

The article says that Apple is considering having a 10.5-inch iPad replace the existing 9.7-inch product line and will let the new 9.7-inch iPad become an entry-level device, mainly targeting the education sector. I think DigiTimes is correct about this, but I think we’ll see a trio of new Apple tablets (along with a new iMac) in March.

My crystal ball tells me that Apple will introduce a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro model along with a revised a 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2 and a "low-cost" 9.7-inch iPad model with the 7.9-inch iPad mini being discontinued. All will AMOLED displays and incorporate the TrueTone tech introduced in the first...

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06:07
macOS: Taking Timed Screenshots

Today’s Quick Tip is about using the underappreciated Grab program to take timed screenshots on your Mac, so if you want to set up a shot without having to use keyboard shortcuts, you can do so. It’s handy, especially for sending instructions to other people, so let’s learn how!


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06:06
Stanford’s Apple Watch seed grant: 1,000 Apple...

Stanford’s Center for Digital Health:

The Stanford Center for Digital Health (CDH) invites applications for its inaugural seed grant program focused on innovative uses of the Apple Watch in healthcare. This seed grant program is designed to stimulate and support creative uses of the Apple Watch to address important issues in healthcare. We are particularly interested in high impact projects that will positively influence the selected study population and/or clinical workflow.

They are giving away $10K in funding and 1,000 Apple Watches. Sadly, the RFP limits applications to faculty and instructors.

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06:00
FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds: $29.95

Check out the FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds. They’re water and sweat resistant, and automatically pair to your phone when pulled apart so you don’t have to go through any setup. They fully charge in 90 minutes, and offer up to 10 hours of playback. You can get them for $29.95 through our deal.


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06:00
News: Daily Deal: SelectTV by FreeCast, 1-Yr...

In our iLounge Deal for today, you can pick up a one-year subscription to SelectTV by FreeCast for only $24 — that’s 33% off the regular price. If you’re looking to cut the cord, SelectTV has you covered with all the perks of both cable and web-based streaming and a library of over 300,000 episodes, 200,000 movies, 50,000 radio stations, and 5,000 live channels, from over 150 countries, all accessible from a single browser interface.…

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05:56
Nintendo plans a second game for iOS devices

Following the success of Super Mario Run on iOS devices Nintendo says a Fire Emblem game will come to iPhones and iPads. Dubbed Fire Emblem: Heroes, the new game is Nintendo's second attempt at an original mobile game and will launch on Android on Feb. 2, notes AppleInsider. 

An iOS version of the same game is also in the works, but a release date hasn’t been announced. The long-running Fire Emblem series comprises strategy/role-playing games with tactical elements and depth that “increases with every move you make.”

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05:47
Talk of iPhone 8s with wireless charging gaining...

This is certain to reignite the speculation that the 2017 iPhone will have wireless charging: Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, has entered the supply chain for the “iPhone 8 “by providing GPP bridge rectifiers for the support of fast wireless charging, according to a recent Chinese-language Commercial Times report — as noted by DigiTimes.

Lite-On Semi has reportedly obtained half of the orders for GPP bridge rectifiers that will be used in the wireless charger for the upcoming iPhones, the report cited industry sources as saying. GPP bridge rectifiers are used to convert an alternating current input into a direct current output.

Apple is reportedly working on long-range charging that allows multiple devices to charge anywhere within range of around 20 feet. Energous has already successfully demonstrated this with its WattUp system, and a recent...

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05:35
Apple scraps exclusivity obligations regarding ebook...

Apple and Amazon have agreed to scrap all exclusivity obligations in the supply and distribution of audiobooks in Europe, reports Reuters. The companies announced their decision on Jan. 5 after talks with the European Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office. 

The exclusivity obligations had prompted a complaint from the German Publishers and Booksellers Association to both regulators. The probe started at the end of 2015, sparked by a complaint from the German publishers and booksellers lobby.

"The European Commission welcomes an agreement to end all exclusivity obligations concerning audiobook supply and distribution between Amazon's subsidiary Audible and Apple," the EU competition authority said in a statement to Reuters.

The German cartel office has closed its investigation into Apple and Amazon as there’s no further reason to...

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05:32
New iPads Might Not Launch Until Sometime in the...

Apple's new line of iPad models might not launch "until the second half of 2017," according to sources in the upstream supply chain speaking with DigiTimes. The new 9.7-inch iPad is predicted to enter mass production sometime in Q1 2017, while the 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad models will begin production in Q2 of this year. All of the new iPads are described as still being in the "planning" phase.

Although it was expected for Apple to announce and launch the new iPads during the Spring, the new report claims that "these tablets may not be announced or even released" until sometime in the second half of 2017. In December, "lower-than-expected" yield rates for the 10-nanometer manufacturing process was rumored to be a potential factor in a delayed launch for the new iPads.

Apple reportedly is planning three new tablets for...

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05:26
External Link: “Fruitfly” Mac Malware Uses Old Code

A new piece of malware, dubbed “Fruitfly” by Apple, is floating around the Mac universe. Fortunately, Apple has released a silent update to protect against it. But the analysis by Malwarebytes Labs is fascinating — Fruitfly consists of a hodgepodge of old code, some possibly dating back decades, including chunks written in the Perl and Java programming languages. Malwarebytes discovered that Fruitfly also runs on the Linux operating system, meaning that it’s possible that it was originally Linux malware that was adapted for the Mac.

 

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05:26
Rumor: Apple's trio of new iPads may not launch...




Though rumors have pegged an Apple event for March to unveil three new iPads, the latest supply chain scuffle suggests that the updated 9.7-, 10.5- and 12.9-inch touchscreen tablets may not find their ways into the hands of consumers until the latter half of the year.

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05:15
Apple patches “Fruitfly” malware, which relied on...

Apple appears to have nixed the “Fruitfly” malware strain.

The malware, which has been patched over, relied on antiquated code predating OS X. Although older, the Fruitfly malware had been used in real-world attacks on biomedical research groups according to security software maker Malwarebytes.

Fruitfly operated by communicating with two command-and-control servers, and can perform actions like typing, webcam and screen captures, and moving and clicking a mouse cursor, Malwarebytes said in a blog post on Wednesday. It also maps other devices on a network and tries to connect to them.

What made Fruitfly interesting was that it relied on pre-OS X system calls, and even open-source “libjpeg” code not updated since 1998. Much of the software is said to be Linux-compatible, possibly suggesting the existence of a native variant. Related Windows executables are said to exist, but date back to at least 2013.

Malwarebytes stated that the software, which was...

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05:00
Rumor: Apple to incorporate facial and gesture...

It’s a rumor, but there could be some truth to it.

Cowen’s Timothy Arcuri has released a note stating that the next-gen iPhone will gain a front-facing sensor that will be used for both facial and gesture recognition.

Arcuri informed the firm’s clients that the expected iPhone 8 will include a new 5.8-inch model with an OLED wraparound display, wireless charging, “some form of facial/gesture recognition supported by a new laser sensor and an infrared sensor mounted near the front-facing camera”, and Touch ID embedded in the display.

Arcuri continues to predict that this new iPhone upgrade cycle will result in record number of shipments after a recent decline as well.

Apple has been said to be using facial recognition through machine learning in its software, although this feature has yet to arrive for the iPhone, iPad or Mac. The feature has not been heavily circulated for release this year either.

Supply chain reports do point to new 4.7-inch...

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04:58
After Space Rockets & Flying Delivery Drones,...

If Amazon could launch and land a rocket successfully as noted in the video in our report, how hard could it be to invent an autonomous vehicle? This week Amazon was granted a patent for 'lane assignments for autonomous vehicles.' They filed for their patents just months after launching their first test rocket.

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04:54
Yummy FTP Pro 1.11.14 - $14.99 (50% off)

Yummy FTP Pro is an advanced Mac file transfer app which provides a full-featured professional toolkit combined with blazing speeds and impeccable reliability, so whether you want to transfer a few files or a few thousand, schedule backups, edit and maintain websites, even automate transfers, you need this time-tested and truly dependable app. (Was Yummy FTP)

Why use Yummy FTP Pro?

  • Get the fastest and most reliable file transfers available on the Mac
  • Schedule one off or repeating transfer or folder synchronization tasks
  • Manage websites with file management, editing, diff, preview, & sync tools
  • Create FTP drop folders on your Desktop for quick and easy uploading
  • Get frequent free maintenance + feature updates
  • Fast and free technical support when you need it

Feature Highlights

  • Full FTP/S + SFTP + WebDAV/S protocol support
  • Easy-to-use, clear and simple user...
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04:38
EU antitrust regulators stand down as Apple ends...

When the long-running antitrust case against Apple over ebook price-fixing was finally settled last year, one chapter ended and a new one began – this time in Europe. German regulators objected to Apple agreeing an exclusive deal with Amazon-owned Audible for the supply of audiobooks, stating that this reduced competition and thus harmed consumers …

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04:37
CS Odessa introduces ConceptDraw Office 4

CS Odessa (www.conceptdraw.com) has announced ConceptDraw OFFICE 4, the next generation of the company's business productivity suite for macOS (10.10 and higher) and Windows. It consists of ConceptDraw PRO 11, ConceptDraw MINDMAP 9, and ConceptDraw PROJECT 8.

The newest iteration provides various enhancements and improvements. ConceptDraw PRO 11 ($199), ConceptDraw MINDMAP 9 ($199), and ConceptDraw PROJECT 8 ($299) are available individually or as a bundle in ConceptDraw OFFICE 4 ($499).

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04:30
How to use spring-loaded folders in macOS Sierra

Like its predecessors, macOS Sierra supports spring-loaded folders. Such a folderpops open when you drag something onto it while holding down the mouse button. Spring-loaded folders work with all folder or disk icons in all views and in the Sidebar. Here’s how to use ‘em:

Select an icon (well, not a disk icon). Drag the selected icon onto any folder or disk icon while holding down the mouse button. The highlighted folder or disk will flash twice (very quickly), then springs open, right under the cursor.
(You can press the spacebar to make the folder open immediately.)

After the folder springs open, you can keep on “springing.” Subfolders continue to pop open until you release the mouse button.

Release the mouse button, and the icon you’ve been dragging is dropped into the active folder. That window remains open; however, all other windows you traversed close automatically. 

To cancel a spring-loaded folder, drag the cursor away from the folder icon...

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04:22
Kool Tools: ATHENA-R2 router

Amped Wireless’ ATHENA-R2, High Power AC2600 Wi-Fi Router with Advanced MU-MIMO allows consumers and businesses to have access to a router that can deliver immediate connectivity to multiple users at the same time without slowing downloads, streaming or browsing.

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04:04
iPhone wireless charging reports continue as rumored...

Rumors that this year’s iPhone will support long-range wireless charging continue, with a Chinese report suggesting that a Taiwanese supplier has signed a component contract with Apple. The Chinese-language Commercial Times report was cited by Digitimes.

Lite-On Semi has reportedly obtained half of the orders for GPP bridge rectifiers that will be used in the wireless charger for the upcoming iPhones, the report cited industry sources as saying.

Lite-On Semi’s share price on the TSE rallied by its daily 10% limit.

There have been long-running suggestions that Apple was holding off on...

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04:00
Honeywell Bluetooth Smart True HEPA is a boon for...

By Aaron Lee

The Honeywell Bluetooth Smart True HEPA Allergen Remover is the first air purifier that I know of that uses Bluetooth wireless technology to track local pollen counts via a free iOS app (available at the Apple App Store) and auto-adjust its cleaning levels accordingly.

The technology provides homeowners with insights into how their indoor air quality may be affected by outdoor allergens such as mold and pollen from trees, grasses, and weeds. By utilizing the Allergen Alerts and Auto-Set mode, users can customize their units to the auto adjust cleaning level according to allergen levels in a specify zip code. This can be a life saver (or at least a headache saver for allergy sufferers like me).

The Honeywell Bluetooth Smart True HEPA Allergen Remover and free companion app contain unique functionality,...

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03:21
ExpanDrive 5.4.4 - Access cloud storage just like a...

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

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



Version 5.4.4:

New

  • Renaming empty folders on S3/Swift is now supported
  • Integrated crash reporter on macOS has been added has b
  • Multi-user support for Windows Terminal Server/Citrix environments

Fixed

  • Improvements with non-ascii characters while using Dropbox as well as general unicode improvements while running on macOS
  • -43 error on macOS now fixed, sometimes...
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02:54
Apple Invents Dynamic Cinemagraph Presentations

Today the U.S. Patent Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to Dynamic Cinemagraph Presentations that could be used in documents, presentations and for publishers. In some embodiments, cinemagraphs are defined as an animated GIF or in some other animated image format. In some embodiments, a cinemagraph can be a hybrid of a still image and a video. In one example, an iPhone user rotating the handset could start or modify...

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Wednesday January 18

20:59
Dash 3.4.3 - Instant search and offline access to...

Dash is an API documentation browser and code snippet manager. Dash helps you store snippets of code, as well as instantly search and browse documentation for almost any API you might use (for a full list, see the screenshots).

Features

  • Documentation Browser Features
    • Offline Documentation: iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, Swift, Man Pages, .NET Framework, ActionScript, Akka, Android, AngularJS, Angular.dart, Ansible, Apache, Appcelerator Titanium, AppleScript, Arduino, Backbone, Bash, Boost, Bootstrap, Bourbon, Bourbon Neat, C, C++, CakePHP, Cappuccino, Chai, Chef, Clojure, CMake, Cocos2D, Cocos2D-X, CodeIgniter, CoffeeScript, ColdFusion, Common Lisp, Compass, Cordova, Corona, CSS, D3.js, Dart, Django, Dojo Toolkit, Drupal, ElasticSearch, Elixir, Emacs Lisp, Ember.js, Emmet.io, Erlang, Express.js, Expression Engine, ExtJS, Flask, Font Awesome, Foundation, GLib, Go, Grails, Groovy, Grunt, Haml, Haskell, HTML, Jade, Jasmine, Java SE, Java...
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20:59
Civilization VI 1.0.2 - Next iteration of the...

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is the next entry in the popular Civilization franchise. Originally created by legendary game designer Sid Meier, Civilization is a strategy game in which you attempt to build an empire to stand the test of time. Become Ruler of the World by establishing and leading a civilization from the Stone Age to the Information Age. Wage war, conduct diplomacy, advance your culture, and go head-to-head with history’s greatest leaders as you attempt to build the greatest civilization the world has ever known.

Civilization VI offers new ways to engage with your world: cities now physically expand across the map, active research in technology and culture unlocks new potential, and competing leaders will pursue their own agendas based on their historical traits as you race for one of five ways to achieve victory in the game.

Note: Civilization VI for the Mac App Store is currently a single player experience.

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20:59
TurboTax 2016 - Manage your 2016 U.S. taxes and...

TurboTax guides you through your tax return step by step, does all the calculations, and checks your return for errors and overlooked deductions. It lets you file your return electronically to get your refund faster or prints IRS-approved forms on plain paper. Plus, TurboTax has more money-saving advice. It provides easy access to official IRS publications, Money Magazine's Income Tax Handbook, comprehensive Tax Planners, expert video clips, and more.



Version 2016:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.9 or later

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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20:59
Microsoft Office 2016 15.30 - 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
FotoMagico 5.3 - Powerful slideshow creator with...

FotoMagico lets you create professional slideshows from your photos and music with just a few, simple mouse clicks. It sports a very clean and intuitive yet powerful user interface. High image quality, fast performance, and user flexibility were some of the design goals for this application.

Features

  • Create the most spectacular slideshows
    • Scale, move, rotate, zoom or pan around your images to highlight that part that matters the most.
    • Your slides fit together perfectly with the new, gorgeous transitions.
    • Provide more meaning with subtle titles here and there.
  • Present a breathtaking show
    • Your slideshow uses the best possible resolution of your presentation device.
    • Use large displays, HDTV screens and other high resolution devices.
    • Even on a VGA projector, your photos will look better with FotoMagico.
  • Your audience will want to take it home
    • ...
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20:59
Acorn 5.6.1 - Bitmap image editor.

Acorn is a new image editor built with one goal in mind - simplicity. Fast, easy, and fluid, Acorn provides the options you'll need without any overhead. Acorn feels right, and won't drain your bank account.

  • Take screenshots using Acorn and edit them right away.
  • Chain together image filters to create stunning effects.
  • Layer based image editing, an industry standard.
  • Make new images and layers using your built-in iSight.
  • Easy image and canvas resizing, just by changing the size of your window.
  • Take advantage of every pixel of your monitor with full screen image editing.
  • Tablet sensitive for pressure strokes and using the tablet's eraser.
  • Vector shape and text layers.
  • Freeform, elliptical, rectangular, and magic wand selections.
  • Gradients.
  • Create and apply custom text styles.
  • Control opacity and blending modes for each layer.
  • Write plugins using...
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20:59
iMazing 2.1.8 - Complete iOS device manager (was...

iMazing (was DiskAid) is the ultimate iOS device manager with capabilities far beyond what iTunes offers. With iMazing and your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod), you can:

  • Copy music to and from any iOS device (even from one iOS device to another!), regardless of what Mac or PC the device is already synced to. Music transfer done right, without limitations or restrictions.
  • Backup & restore individual iOS apps along with your custom saved data, perfect for freeing up space on your iOS device without losing your files, great for installing apps including your data on another iOS device you own.
  • Transfer files to and from an iOS device, and browse the iOS file system.
  • Use your iOS device like a USB key.
  • Browse and save messages (SMS, MMS, iMessage), voicemails, and call logs, none of which iTunes can do.
  • Browse, save, and add contacts to your iPhone, without automatically adding them to your iCloud...
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20:59
Logic Pro X 10.3 - Music creation and audio...

Logic Pro X is the most advanced version of Logic ever. Sophisticated new tools for professional songwriting, editing, and mixing are built around a modern interface that's designed to get creative results quickly and also deliver more power whenever it's needed. Logic Pro X includes a massive collection of instruments, effects, and loops, providing a complete toolkit to create amazing-sounding music.



Version 10.3:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.11 or later.

Support For The Touch Bar On Macbook Pro:

  • View your entire project at a glance and navigate with touch in the timeline overview
  • Adjust Smart Controls on the selected track to fine-tune the sound of instruments and effects
  • Play and record software instruments using a musical keyboard with piano keys or scale mode
  • Trigger drum pads to create beats while controlling velocity and note repeat
  • Access your favorite shortcuts...
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20:59
Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.0.37 - Connect to Windows...

With Microsoft Remote Desktop, you can connect to a remote PC and your work resources from almost anywhere. Experience the power of Windows with RemoteFX in a Remote Desktop client designed to help you get your work done wherever you are.

Features

  • Access to remote resources through the Remote Desktop Gateway
  • Secure connection to your data and applications with breakthrough Network Layer Authentication (NLA) technology
  • Simple management of all remote connections from the connection center
  • High quality video and sound streaming with improved compression and bandwidth usage
  • Easy connection to multiple monitors or projectors for presentations
  • Print from Windows applications to any printer configured on your Mac
  • Access local files on your Mac from your Windows applications



Version 8.0.37:

  • [Security enhancement] When you connect to desktops and apps that...
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19:50
Apple detailed Indian iPhone manufacturing demands...




Shedding light on Apple's efforts to break into the burgeoning Indian smartphone market, a letter sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in October outlines the company's request to "make the environment attractive" for iPhone production and export.

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19:34
Logic Pro X 10.3

Major new release for the professional audio app with a refreshed user interface and support for the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro. ($199.99 new, free update, 1.32 GB)

 

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18:36
Hulu CEO talks upcoming live streaming TV bundle...

At the end of last year, Netflix updated its iOS app with long-awaited support for offline playback and now Hulu is planning to do the same. In a new interview with Adweek, Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins touched on Hulu’s plans for offline viewing, a streaming TV service, and more.

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17:25
Apple Increases App Store Prices By 25% Following...

Following the UK's vote to leave the European Union last year, Apple is raising prices on its UK App Store by almost 25 percent to counter the depreciation of the pound. For example, an app that costs $0.99 in the U.S., and used to cost 0.79 British pounds, will now cost 0.99 British pounds. The Guardian reports: Apple announced the price rises in an email to app developers on Tuesday, and told them "when foreign exchange rates or taxation changes, we sometimes need to update prices on the App Store." It says the new prices will roll out over the next seven days, giving customers a short opportunity to beat the price increase. Similar price increases are expected to hit other Apple stores, including the iTunes Store for music and video and the iBooks Store. Britain isn't the only country experiencing price changes. India is seeing price increases due to changes in service taxes, while Turkish prices are also rising due to depreciation of the Turkish Lira. Since the vote to leave...

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17:17
Oracle faces Labor Department lawsuit over job...

Google isn't the only Silicon Valley staple facing a lawsuit over the fairness of its hiring practices. The US Department of Labor has sued Oracle for allegedly conducting discriminatory employment practices. The enterprise tech giant is accused of p...

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17:06
How To Fix The iPhone Rainbow Emoji Message Crash

Another messaging crash for iOS devices is making the rounds. This time, it involves the colorful rainbow emoji. The bug affects both iPhones and iPads running iOS 10.1 or below, but a variant of the crash can affect devices running iOS 10.2. Luckily the fix is very easy, and we’ll show you how.


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16:55
Apple’s Multiple OS Family Used to Be a Good Idea

When all we had was Mac OS X (now macOS), our Mac life was simple on Intel-based Macs. Then came iOS with Cocoa Touch, a derivative of macOS for touch devices using ARM CPUs. That seemed so very sensible in 2010. Then, of course, came tvOS and watchOS which means Apple has even more code bases to maintain. While perhaps only a mild burden, the biggest problem may be the future development of Apple devices. John explains.


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16:45
Malwarebytes Discovers 'First Mac Malware of...

wiredmikey writes: Security researchers have a uncovered a Mac OS based espionage malware they have named "Quimitchin." The malware is what they consider to be "the first Mac malware of 2017," which appears to be a classic espionage tool. While it has some old code and appears to have existed undetected for some time, it works. It was discovered when an IT admin noticed unusual traffic coming from a particular Mac, and has been seen infecting Macs at biomedical facilities. From SecurityWeek.com: "Quimitchin comprises just two files: a .plist file that simply keeps the .client running at all times, and the .client file containing the payload. The latter is a 'minified and obfuscated' perl script that is more novel in design. It combines three components, Thomas Reed, director of Mac offerings at Malwarebytes and author of the blog post told SecurityWeek: 'a Mac binary, another perl script and a Java class tacked on at the end in the __DATA__ section of the main perl script. The...

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16:44
South Korea's Court Announces that Samsung...

On Sunday Patently Apple posted a report titled "The Danger of Samsung Tanking Korea's Economy if their Chief Goes to Jail Weighs Heavily on Special Prosecution." The report showed that there was a split amongst politicians about what to do about Samsung's Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong. Some liberal politicians urged investigators not to give favors to conglomerate owners, while others demanded they not be harsh on business leaders, pointing out Samsung's influence in South Korean economy. As expected the Court rejected ...

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16:32
'Super Mario Run' will hit Android devices...

It's-a me, Android. Nintendo's first fully fledged smartphone game (sorry, Miitomo), Super Mario Run, is scheduled to hit Android devices in March after landing on iOS in December. The news appeared on the official Nintendo Twitter account this after...

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16:03
Automatic Photo Enhancement by Photolemur for Mac

If you don’t enjoy tweaking your photos as much as Dr. Mac does, you might enjoy a little program he’s been testing called Photolemur ($49), which improves your photos automagically and may be just the ticket for the tweak-averse.


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16:00
Nintendo says Fire Emblem mobile game 'coming...




After the initial blockbuster success of Nintendo's "Super Mario Run," the Japanese gaming giant on Wednesday announced its second mobile title will be a take on the long-running "Fire Emblem" series.

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15:54
Civilization VI Gets Viking and Poland Expansions,...

Civilization Vi got its first expansions Wednesday with the release of the Poland Civilization & Scenario Pack and Vikings Scenario Pack. The Polish pack includes the full Poland civilization, which includes the ability to take over tiles by fortifying their borders. The Poland scenario is a 60-Turn game where you defend Poland, Prague, and Vienna from Teutonic Knights and Ottoman Turks! Sounds awesome. The Viking Scenario includes new City-States with new benefits, and a 100-Turn game where you invade England, take Paris, find Vinland, or raid the Mediterranean. I’m slacking off from work just thinking about it. Each pack is $4.99, and is available through both Steam and the Mac App Store version of the game. Civilization VI itself was released in October for $59.99, and Wednesday’s update includes a variety of bug fixes, balance changes, AI tuning, and a new Earth...

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15:51
Nintendo says new ‘Fire Emblem Heroes’ game coming...

Update: Nintendo of America says the game is coming to iOS on February 2nd, as well:

Fire Emblem Heroes will be released on iOS and Android on February 2. #FEHeroes pic.twitter.com/IcNvMb8I0y

— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) January 19, 2017

Following the release of Super Mario Run earlier this year, Nintendo today announced its next mobile game for iOS. After previously teasing it, the company today made Fire Emblem Heroes official and revealed the game will come to iPhone and iPad “soon.”

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15:49
A new 'Fire Emblem' game is coming to...

Good news, Fire Emblem fans: Today Nintendo announced that the next major title in its tactical RPG series will be for the Switch -- making it the franchise's first game on home consoles in almost ten years. The bad news? You won't be able to play it...

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15:40
Apple updates GarageBand and Logic Pro X with iCloud...

Apple has made its music editing software more robust.

On Wednesday, Apple updated GarageBand for iOS and Pro Logic X for macOS, giving users the ability to share projects between the two music editing apps via iCloud File Sharing. This means that users can record music and share the recordings over the cloud to be edited in either app. Previously, you could import GarageBand recordings into Logic Pro X, but not vice versa. GarageBand has been designed to be more consumer-friendly, whereas Logic Pro X caters to the pro level.

To read this...

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15:15
Suspect lawsuit aims to force Apple to block texting...

A new class action lawsuit in California is going after Apple, claiming that the company has had technology to prevent texting and driving but has failed to implement it. The lawsuit alleges that, in refusing to implement a lockout system to prevent texting while driving, Apple is putting profits ahead of user safety…

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15:08
FCC Net Neutrality, Backdoor Hacks, and New Apple...

Outgoing FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler made a plea for the incoming administration to protect Net Neutrality. Bryan and Jeff discuss whether that plea is likely to fall on deaf ears [spoiler: yes, it will]. They also discuss the implications of the Cellebrite hack, and the fact that Apple released two product updates this week.


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15:03
The 'DJ Hero' and 'Guitar Hero Live...

Freestyle Games, known for its work on Guitar Hero Live and DJ Hero under publisher Activision, has a new home. The team has joined Ubisoft and will be renamed to Ubisoft Leamington -- based on its location in the UK. A post on UbiBlog says that the...

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14:37
Post-holiday iPhone sales fears 'overblown,...




Contrary to some recent reports, one analyst firm believes that adverse market conditions for iPhone sales are being given too much weight and predicts better performance than previously expected buttressed by high demand for the iPhone 7 Plus.

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14:35
Nintendo's 'Fire Emblem Heroes'...

If you've been yearning for a Fire Emblem game to play on the go that isn't relegated to a portable gaming system, maybe the upcoming Fire Emblem Heroes will do the trick. It's a tactical role-playing game (think Final Fantasy Tactics) where "fate ha...

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14:30
AWT News Update: January 18, 2017

Concept of a future iPhone with an edge to edge OLED display

Grumbling ex-Apple employees and Wall Street analysts with good imaginations are what we have for you on today's Apple World Today News Update podcast:

  • An ex-Apple engineer thinks that Apple's not the innovative, problem-solving company it was in 2007
  • A Wall Street analyst sends out his wild guesses on this year's crop of iPhones
  • Another Wall Street analyst says iPhone revenues will be down slightly due to anticipation for the "iPhone 8"

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14:15
Notable apps and app updates for Jan. 18, 2017

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks.

macOS Apps/Updates

AKVIS has updated the four programs comprising the Photo Correction Bundle: Enhancer 15.5, Noise Buster 10.1, Refocus 6.5, and HDRFactory 5.5. The new versions offer improved compatibility with Photoshop CC 2017, provide a vector-based user interface with support for Ultra HD resolution, fix some bugs, and bring other changes.

Demo versions are available for download. The apps are compatible with macOS 10.7 and higher. All are available as Photoshop compatible plug-ins and as standalone applications.

CS Odessa has announced ConceptDraw OFFICE 4, the next generation of the company's...

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14:14
South Korean court denies arrest of Samsung chief




Samsung heir and acting chief Lee Jae-yong will not be arrested as part of a sweeping inquest into the alleged indiscretions of impeached South Korean president Park Geun-hye, some of which include accepting corporate bribes in exchange for political favor.

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14:11
2016 was the hottest year on record (again)

According to a joint report from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2016 was officially the hottest year on record. If that statistic sounds familiar, it's because 2015 was also the hottest year on record. As was 2014 befor...

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13:44
'Star Trek: Discovery' faces an indefinite...

If you were banking on watching Star Trek: Discovery in May... well, we hope you have some contingency plans. CBS has confirmed to Hollywood Reporter that it's once again delaying the streaming-focused show, this time for an indefinite stretch. Produ...

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13:36
iRig Pro I/O, iRig Acoustic Stage gives musicians...




IK Multimedia on Wednesday launched two new interfaces for musicians in the iRig Pro I/O, a compact audio and MIDI interface with Lightning connectivity straight from the box, and the iRig Acoustic Stage digital microphone system for acoustic guitars.

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13:35
Samsung's Vice Chairman Lee was Banned by Korea...

As we await the news of whether the court will issue an arrest warrant for Samsung's Vice Chairman Lee, we learn today that the Special Prosecution was so afraid that Lee would flee the country before their judgement was rendered that they stopped him from flying to New York to meet with Donald Trump ...

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13:26
Hulu CEO promises offline viewing in coming months...




Not to be outdone by Netflix, Hulu will be adding support for downloads in the near future, according to the the head of the video streaming service. On Wednesday, meanwhile, the company's iOS app gained support for user profiles, better accommodating the tastes of couples and families.

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13:24
Netflix expects HBO to go binge-first in an '...

Netflix just announced its final earnings report for 2016 (PDF), revealing that it grew by seven million customers to 93.8 million. That's two million more than it had projected, up more than 25 percent for the year and puts the 100 million benchmark...

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13:21
Google Gives Google+ Some Nips and Tucks


Google on Tuesday announced three new updates to Google+ in an effort to revive interest in the faltering product. The added features will be rolled out next week, when the old Google+ layout will vanish. First, lower quality comments will be hidden, although Google didn't explain how comments will be judged or who will make those calls. Google has tweaked the Google+ user interface to display more posts and less white space. Further, a zoom functionality has been added to photos on Google+.

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13:20
Teenage Engineering's new pocket synth is its...

Teenage Engineering debuted its first trio of pocket-sized $59 synthesizers almost exactly two years ago. In 2016, the company followed those with a second set of three Pocket Operators featuring the sounds of the '80s. Now the company is back with a...

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13:04
Logic Pro X 10.3 release notes

Learn about the Logic Pro X 10.3 update. 

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13:02
Football fans can stream Super Bowl 51 live with Fox...




Fans looking to watch the spectacle of Super Bowl 51 -- to be played Feb. 5 in Houston, Tex. -- can turn to Fox Sports Go, an app available on numerous platforms, including Apple's iOS and the Apple TV.

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13:00
Apple World Today Deals Shop now supports Pay

The Apple World Today Deals Shop is full of bargains on everything from developer classes to monster battery packs, clip-on iPhone camera lenses to VPN subscriptions. Now you can purchase those deals from your iOS device or Mac (running macOS Sierra) with Pay! 

Once you associate a credit card and address with Pay, buying anything in the store becomes as easy as clicking or tapping a button or two. Your transactions are completely safe, with no need to enter a credit or debit card number in our store. 

Note that we also accept Pay for Team AWT subscriptions -- you can support Apple World Today with an annual membership and get all sorts of benefits (including an upcoming discount on Deals Shop merchandise!). 

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12:57
Microsoft's Twitch competitor, Beam, gets a...

Microsoft said it was about to supercharge Beam, and it's quickly following through on that promise. After a few weeks of beta testing, the livestreaming service's big 2.0 overhaul is now available to everyone. The most conspicuous change is what you...

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12:47
Hands-on: Turbo charge your MacBook Pro graphics...

The 2016 MacBook Pro has endured criticism for its lack of I/O ports, but what that it does have — two or four Thunderbolt 3 ports based on your configuration — have lots of potential. For example, it’s now possible to connect an external GPU (eGPU) box via Thunderbolt 3 and tap into the power offered by a full-sized graphics card.

In this hands-on post, we’re going to showcase how to power the 13-inch 2016 MacBook Pro with an eGPU using Sapphire’s AMD RX 480. The RX 480 is modestly-priced GPU with a decent amount of power that’s good enough for 1080p gaming. The connection is made possible by means of the...

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12:35
PSVR mech battler 'Rigs' won't get...

Sony today confirmed that there will be no more DLC coming to multiplayer PSVR launch title Rigs. Following the recent closure of developer Guerilla Cambridge, it seems Sony has opted to cut short its initial plan for additional Rigs content.

While...

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12:23
Just Discovered Fruitfly Malware Uses Pre-OS X Code

Malwarebytes discovered a Mac malware threat dubbed Fruitfly that’s being used to target biomedical research facilities. Calling Fruitfly new, however, may not be correct because it looks like it’s been around since at least 2014, and it also relies on some system calls that predate OS X and macOS.


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12:20
Apple TV, iPhone, iPad gain ability to play Netflix...




Apple is slowly rolling out the ability to stream a movie from Netflix directly from its TV app on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, but some limitations exist.

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12:13
Apple's GarageBand and Logic Pro X Music Apps...

This afternoon Apple announced major updates to its music creation apps with exciting new features for music makers of all levels on iPhone, iPad and Mac. GarageBand for iOS 2.2 now features the powerful creative synthesizer Alchemy and a new sound browser ...

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12:13
Vizio devices now take voice commands from Google...

Vizio's living room devices already play nicely with Google services, but wouldn't it be nice if you could use Google voice control as well? You can now. All of Vizio's SmartCast-equipped devices, including recent TVs, soundbars and speakers, just go...

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12:12
Big updates for Logic Pro and GarageBand add...

Enlarge / Apple has added Touch Bar support to Logic Pro along with a bunch of other features. (credit: Apple)

Apple has released major updates to its Logic Pro X audio recording and editing software for macOS and the lighter-but-free GarageBand app for iOS, introducing big new features and improving compatibility between the two apps. A more minor update to GarageBand for macOS, which includes no major new features but compatibility updates for the iOS version, has also been released.

Logic Pro X version 10.3 is the latest app to pick up support for the new MacBook Pro's Touch Bar. It adds controls for skimming through and tuning specific tracks on the Touch Bar...

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11:53
Apple's latest products add support for Japan...




Apple has made a minor change to the specification its latest mobile products --?the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 -- adding support for Japan's regional satellite positioning system QZSS, alongside existing support for GPS and GLONASS.

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11:51
Hulu will let you download shows 'in a few...

Hulu isn't going to let Netflix have show downloads all to itself. Company chief Mike Hopkins tells AdWeek that you'll have the option of downloading shows "in a few months." The online video service isn't talking details at this point, to no one's s...

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11:44
Second-Generation Apple Pencil Rumored for March of...

Apple could be planning to introduce a second-generation Apple Pencil this year, according to rumors out of the Asian supply chain. The new Apple Pencil could be unveiled at an event rumored to take place in March, where it would be shown off alongside the next-generation iPad Pro.

Prospective features for a second-generation Apple Pencil aren't known, but a previous report from Bloomberg has suggested Apple is considering new iPad features that would let the Apple Pencil to work in a larger range of apps, a function that could be introduced with the new accessory through software updates.

There's...

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11:30
Swift creator Chris Lattner talks developer tools...

Swift creator and ex-head of Apple developer tools Chris Lattner is a special guest on this week’s episode of the Accidental Tech Podcast, following the announcement that he is leaving the company to join Tesla as a VP of the Autopilot self-driving features.

Lattner talks about his general career at Apple, from compiler manager to senior director, the invention of Swift language and how it was brought up from within Apple to become its new premier development language, debuting at WWDC in Swift 1.0. The interview gives some insight into how new projects at Apple are made and managed …

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11:27
Verizon Nabs Note 7 Calls, Goodbye AT&T 2G – TMO...

Still using a Galaxy Note 7? Verizon is getting agressive about trying to stop you. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Verizon intercepting Galaxy Note 7 calls, plus they look at AT&T shutting down their 2G wireless network.


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11:25
Rumor: the Apple Pencil 2 is coming this spring

The Chinese language Letem svetem Applem — as reported by AppleInsider — says an "Apple Pencil 2" will arrive this spring, featuring a new magnetic system that will allow it to temporarily attach to an iPad. 

This would allow users to place the Apple Pencil on the iPad securely when not in use, allowing it to attach magnetically just like the iPad Smart Cover. I think the rumor is true and that the second gen Apple Pencil will arrive in March with an updated line-up of iPad Pros.

What’s more, I think the input will likely get expanded capabilities in the near future. Apple has filed for a patent (number 20160364091) for “devices and methods for manipulating user interfaces with a stylus” that show it being used with iMovie, Messages, Calendar, and other apps. In fact, in the patent filing, Apple notes...

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11:25
IK Multimedia updates line of iOS/Mac recording...

From 9to5Toys.com

While you’re likely too busy with today’s Logic Pro X update at the moment, we are getting some new iOS/Mac gear from IK today:

IK Multimedia is well known for its lineup of great sounding and affordable recoding interfaces for iOS and Mac. Whether its the iRig HD 2 for guitar players or the iRig Pro Duo for...

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11:20
'Final Fantasy XV' tricked me into buying...

I should have been turned off by the commercial advertising casually strewn throughout Final Fantasy XV. Coleman logos are plainly visible when the game's heroes set up camp for the night. Billboards for Nissin Cup Noodles line the highways of Eos. I...

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11:19
iPhone 8 May Include Facial and Gesture Recognition

The next-generation iPhone 8, set to debut this September, could include facial or gesture recognition technology, according to Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri (via AppleInsider). The facial recognition capabilities could be powered by a laser sensor and an infrared sensor located near the front-facing camera.

We've previously heard rumors suggesting the iPhone 8 could include advanced biometric features like facial recognition or iris scanning, both from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chu Kuo and from details sourced from the Asian supply chain.

With facial recognition, Apple could replace...

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11:18
Newly discovered Mac malware found in the wild also...

A newly discovered family of Mac malware has been conducting detailed surveillance on targeted networks, possibly for more than two years, a researcher reported Wednesday.

The malware, which a recent Mac OS update released by Apple is detecting as Fruitfly, contains code that captures screenshots and webcam images, collects information about each device connected to the same network as the infected Mac, and can then connect to those devices, according to a blog post published by anti-malware provider Malwarebytes. It was discovered only this month, despite being painfully easy to detect and despite indications that it may have been circulating since the release of the Yosemite release of OS X in October 2014. It's still unclear how machines get infected.

"The first Mac malware of 2017 was brought to my attention by an IT admin, who...

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11:18
Trump says Tim Cook has ‘eyes open’ on US-assembled...

In a new interview with Axios, President-elect Donald Trump shared his latest expectations on Apple bringing iPhone production stateside as he has previously demanded. Although there is much speculation about the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of such a move, Trump believes Apple CEO Tim Cook would like to pursue something big related to Apple’s U.S. manufacturing…

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11:17
'Fruitfly' malware patched by Apple relies...




Newly-patched Mac malware relies on some antiquated code predating the OS X era, but has been used in some previous real-world attacks on biomedical research groups, according to a prominent security software maker.

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11:17
News: GarageBand 2.2 adds Logic Pro X integration,...

Apple has released an update to GarageBand for iOS, adding new integration with Logic Pro X 10.3, along with a number of more sophisticated music creation options. With GarageBand 2.2, Logic Pro X users can now create GarageBand-compatible versions of Logic projects in iCloud that can be opened on iOS devices to add new recordings while on the go, with new recordings automatically synced back to the original Logic project the next time it’s…

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11:12
Sketchy supply chain rumor claims Apple Pencil 2...

While rumors about refreshed iPads have been surfacing for months now, there has been no evidence that an Apple Pencil 2 is being planned for this year. A single sketchy rumor making the rounds on Chinese social media, however, claims the Apple Pencil 2 will launch alongside new iPads this year.

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11:11
Mac: Apple Logic Pro X 10.3

Apple has announced a major update to its Logic Pro X 10.3 ($200) recording app, with advanced support for the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro models along with a new modern design and several other advanced features. Touch Bar users can now view and navigate their project in a timeline view right in the Touch Bar, along with accessing volume and Smart Controls for any selected track. The Touch Bar also provides access to performance controls, such as a piano keyboard and drum pads to play and record software instruments, and keyboard shortcut sequences can be assigned to controls on the Touch Bar, as well. A new Track Alternatives feature provides the ability to quickly create and switch between different groupings of regions and edits on any track, allowing more flexibility in experimenting with creative ideas or evaluating different versions of a track in progress. Selection-based Processing has also been added, allowing users to combine multiple Logic and third-...

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11:09
GarageBand and Logic Pro X music apps for iOS and...

Apple has announced major updates to its music creation apps with new features for music makers of all levels on iPhone, iPad and Mac. 

GarageBand for iOS 2.2 now features the creative synthesizer Alchemy and a new sound browser designed to make searching through instruments and patches easier. Logic Pro X 10.3 for macOS gets a modern interface, new features for professional audio production as well as support for the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro.

Logic Pro X users can also remotely add new tracks to their Logic sessions from their iPhone or iPad when they’re away from their Mac. With a new share option, users can upload a special GarageBand-compatible version of a Logic project to iCloud, which they can then open on their iOS devices and add new recordings whenever inspiration strikes. When the project is saved back...

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10:59
Slack adds long-awaited threaded messaging feature

Slack, the ever-popular communication tool and current darling of enterprise software, is getting a long-awaited update: threaded messaging. As the company writes in a blog post today, threaded messaging is a way to reduce clutter in ever-crowded Sla...

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10:56
Logic Pro X 10.3 - Music creation and audio...

Logic Pro X is the most advanced version of Logic ever. Sophisticated new tools for professional songwriting, editing, and mixing are built around a modern interface that's designed to get creative results quickly and also deliver more power whenever it's needed. Logic Pro X includes a massive collection of instruments, effects, and loops, providing a complete toolkit to create amazing-sounding music.



Version 10.3:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.11 or later.

Support For The Touch Bar On Macbook Pro:

  • View your entire project at a glance and navigate with touch in the timeline overview
  • Adjust Smart Controls on the selected track to fine-tune the sound of instruments and effects
  • Play and record software instruments using a musical keyboard with piano keys or scale mode
  • Trigger drum pads to create beats while controlling velocity and note repeat
  • Access your favorite shortcuts...
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10:56
GarageBand and Logic Pro X music apps get major...

Apple has announced major updates to its music creation apps with new features for music makers of all levels on iPhone, iPad and Mac. GarageBand for iOS 2.2 now features the creative synthesizer Alchemy and a new sound browser designed to make searching through instruments and patches easier. Logic Pro X 10.3 for macOS gets a modern interface, new features for professional audio production as well as support for the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro.

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10:56
CBS Sports Radio channel added to Apple Music

Apple has added the CBS Sports Radio syndicated radio channel to Apple Music. It’s a sports radio network that debuted with hourly sports news updates on Sept. 4, 2012, and with 24/7 programming on Jan. 2, 2013.

CBS Sports Radio is operated by CBS Radio and CBS Sports and airs on 300 stations in the U.S. It’s now featured on Apple Music's "Featured Stations" section, offering a live feed of CBS's 24-hour-a-day radio broadcast network. 

Apple Music is a subscription service that costs $9.99 per month — or $4.99 for students.

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10:50
Apple Offers ‘Major Updates’ to Logic Pro X and...

Apple announced “major updates” to GarageBand for iOS and Logic Pro X on Wednesday (for NAMM), going so far as to issue a press release for the updates. The consumer-oriented GarageBand is getting the Alchemy synthesizer and a new browser for finding and using sounds. Apple’s professional DAW—Logic Pro X—gets support for Touch Bar, Track Alternatives, an updated interface, and other changes. Both updates are free.


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10:47
Twitter just sold its developer platform to Google

Fabric, Twitter's developer platform, now belongs to Google. The move was announced on Fabric's blog Wednesday morning and confirmed in a Twitter thread by Sr. Director of Product, Jeff Seibert.

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10:44
Apple updates Logic Pro X with Touch Bar support,...




Apple on Wednesday released updates to two of its audio production apps -- Logic Pro X for the Mac, and GarageBand on iOS -- adding customizable Touch Bar support on the former, and features like a redesigned sound browser on the latter.

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10:38
Rumor: Apple Pencil 2 coming this spring with...




Alongside new iPad Pro models, Apple is also rumored to be working on a second-generation Apple Pencil, one that could potentially solve where to put the input device when it's not being held in your hand.

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10:29
Jamf Pro Extension Attribute For TouchID

Built a quick extension attribute for Jamf Pro environments to check if TouchID is enabled and report back a string in $result – this could easily be modified and so I commented a few pointers for environments that might need to modify it (e.g. to check for user-level as it’s currently system-level). To see/have the code, check https://github.com/krypted/TouchID_check.

The post Jamf Pro Extension Attribute For TouchID appeared first on krypted.com.

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10:24
About the security content of Logic Pro X 10.3

This document describes the security content of Logic Pro X 10.3.

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10:22
You can play three hours of 'Watch Dogs 2...

In an unusual move, Ubisoft has announced a free three-hour 'trial' of Watch Dogs 2 for console players. As of today, PS4 owners can hack their way through San Fransisco for free, before the trial comes to Xbox One on January 24th. PC gamers, however...

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10:14
Apple's Logic Pro X for Mac and GarageBand for...

Apple today announced major updates for music creation software GarageBand and professional editing software Logic Pro X, introducing a number of new features for its music-related apps.

GarageBand version 2.2 for iOS devices includes the Alchemy creative synthesizer that was added to Logic Pro X in 2015, along with a new sound browser to make it easier for users to find instruments and specific sounds.

Alchemy includes more than 150 Apple-designed patches from a variety of genres ranging from EDM and Hip Hop to Rock and Pop. Using Alchemy's Transform Pad, GarageBand users can now create "expressive synth performances."

A redesigned Audio Recorder lets users add one-tap vocal effects to recordings and use features like pitch correction, distortion, and delay...

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10:03
Apple published a new Press Release

Apple just published a new Press Release:

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10:00
∞ Apple releases major updates for Logic Pro X and...

As NAMM gets ready to kick off in Anaheim on Thursday, Apple released updates for two of its music apps, Logic Pro X and GarageBand for iOS.

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10:00
Take Logic Pro X projects from desktop to mobile...

Despite it's highly capable tool set, GarageBand is widely thought of as Apple's beginner audio recording software. Logic Pro X is the company's option for more advanced users. While the latter app has been around since 2013, Apple regularly adds new...

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10:00
GarageBand on iOS is now a more capable music...

Apple's GarageBand is a good place to get started with recording, but it's useful for more advanced skill levels as well. The company just revealed an update to the iOS version of the app that gives the software a few more tools for tracking on the g...

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09:59
Apple launches Logic Pro X 10.3 w/ customizable...

Apple is today releasing a new version of its Logic Pro X audio production suite and it’s a big one. Not only does version 10.3 introduce Touch Bar support for MacBook Pro in a way that might be the most ambitious yet— they are fully customizable and go well beyond what Garageband has— the update also includes a refreshed user interface and many top requested features by pros.

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09:59
Apple releases GarageBand 2.2 for iOS w/ Alchemy...

Alongside an update for Logic Pro X today to version 10.3, GarageBand for iOS is also getting an update that introduces Logic integration, a refreshed design, and a handful of new features.

Perhaps most notably, version 2.2 of GarageBand for iPhone and iPad introduces a mobile version of the Alchemy virtual synth that it picked up through its Camel Audio acquisition and first integrated into Logic last summer.

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09:46
[Sponsor] V for Wikipedia

You like Wikipedia. You also like obsessive attention to detail.
V for Wikipedia is an opinionated iOS app with nit-picky typography that Erik Spiekermann calls the “best on the small screen yet.”

The map visualization lets you explore nearby places — it’s surprising how much you can learn about your own neighborhood on Wikipedia! You can even find articles on your Apple Watch (which sounds crazy, but works great).

Download V for Wikipedia on the App Store.

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09:40
Apple Pay picks up more card issuers in US, France...




Apple has updated its worldwide roster of banks and credit unions supporting Apple Pay, adding 21 more institutions -- though as usual, the vast majority of these are based in the U.S.

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09:40
AT&T's deal with Nielsen promises more...

For years, TV ratings data has revolved around a small number of households using specialized gear to track their viewing habits. That's not completely representative of what the broader public is watching, is it? However, the accuracy is about to...

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09:33
Apple's Stock Reaches Highest Price Since 2015

Apple's stock price is currently hovering around the $120 mark in intraday trading, its highest level since late 2015. The stock has been steadily climbing in value since dropping to a 52-week low of $89.47 in May 2016.

2016 marked Apple's first year-over-year decline in revenue since 2003, and first drop in iPhone sales ever, but its stock price appears to have mostly weathered the storm. Since bottoming out, Apple has introduced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, long-awaited new MacBook Pro models, Apple Watch Series 2, and AirPods.

This year, Apple is rumored to introduce at least one majorly redesigned...

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Pioneer CarPlay Display $300,...

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

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Upgrade your ride with CarPlay and Pioneer’s iPhone-connected 6.2-inch display:...

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09:18
Protein fingerprinting could shed light on Alzheimer...

Scientists know that the proteins in our bodies can sometimes fold and form clumps called amyloids, which lead to neurodegenerative diseases. However, they still don't fully understand the whole process -- there's just no efficient way to examine the...

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09:02
CBS Sports Radio streaming added for Apple Music...




Boosting its streaming sports-related programming, Apple has added the CBS Sports Radio syndicated radio channel to Apple Music.

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09:00
Forrester’s 2016 Enterprise Collaboration Wave...

Forrester—one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world—recently released their latest report evaluating enterprise collaboration providers, and we’re pleased to share that Microsoft is named a Leader in the report.

We believe different groups have different needs when it comes to collaboration, and that’s why Office 365 is designed to give teams a choice in collaboration tools. The report examined collaboration with an emphasis on enterprise-wide knowledge sharing, and we’re honored to see Microsoft and Yammer—as part of the Office 365 suite—in the Leaders designation in the report.

Yammer is the social network for work and is included in Office 365. Over the past few years, we’ve worked to integrate Yammer more deeply into Office 365, both to extend the Yammer experience to other applications in Office 365, and to bring some of those other experiences into Yammer.

Just last fall, we announced Yammer will soon...

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09:00
Updates for OneNote Class Notebook, Learning Tools...

The OneNote team continues to listen to teachers to learn about how we can help them be more productive with our software. Today, we are announcing a set of improvements across OneNote Class Notebook, Learning Tools and Office Lens. All these improvements have come directly from our regular discussions with teachers and include:

  • The availability of Class Notebook Tools on more platforms.
  • Updates for Learning Tools for OneNote—new languages and more.
  • The ability for teachers to give stickers to students in their Class Notebooks.
  • New embeddable content types from partners.
  • Updates for the OneNote Class Notebook and LMS.
  • The availability of Office Lens for iPad, including Learning Tools.

Class Notebook Tools—now available...

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09:00
Using Tinder's swipe UI isn't always a...

Thanks to Tinder, swiping left or right on the photo of a potential hookup quickly became a common user interface element. But a new startup is reminding us that swiping right isn't appropriate for every kind of app -- say, an adoption app.

Adoptly...

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08:57
iPhone 8 could introduce new facial recognition...

Facial and gesture recognition could be some of the flagship features of Apple’s new iPhone 8 expected later this year, according to one analyst. Cowen’s Timothy Arcuri (via Business Insider) believes the next iPhone will gain a new front-facing sensor that will be used for these features.

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08:53
Apple adds QZSS support, the Japanese GPS, to iPhone...

Apple has updated its website for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in Japan to add support for Quasi Zenith Satellite System (QZSS), a Japanese satellite positioning system that could improve location features for users in the region versus traditional GPS (via Macotakara.jp).

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08:52
The backdoor that never was, and how to improve your...

I don’t use WhatsApp but if you do, Fleishman does a good job of explaining the false headlines and how you can keep yourself secure on the platform.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:43
Class-action suit demands Apple add lock-out system...




A new class action lawsuit filed in California seeks to force Apple into adding features to the iPhone that will help prevent drivers from texting while behind the wheel, while also alleging Apple is putting profit before consumer safety.

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08:43
DoorDash and Postmates test deliveries with robots

Starship's autonomous delivery robots have found work outside of the US, but they're now ready to come Stateside. DoorDash and Postmates have forged partnerships that will have them respectively test Starship robots in Redwood City, California and Wa...

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08:40
Apple Sued for Choosing Not to 'Lock-Out'...

California resident Julio Ceja is seeking a class action lawsuit against Apple, accusing the company of placing profit before consumer safety by choosing not to implement a lock-out mechanism that would disable an iPhone's functionality when being used behind the wheel by an engaged driver.

Ceja demands that Apple halt the sale of all iPhones in California until a lock-out mechanism is implemented. He also demands that Apple release a software update that adds a lock-out mechanism to all iPhones already in the hands of consumers. He is not seeking further damages beyond legal fees and costs.

The complaint, filed with the Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, asserts that Apple's willful decision not to implement a lock-out mechanism on iPhones, chiefly to prevent texting and driving, constitutes "unfair business acts and practices" under California's Unfair Competition...

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08:25
Former Apple engineer says company more rigid, less...




Under Tim Cook -- who assumed the CEO reins from Steve Jobs in 2011 -- Apple has become a more hierarchical company, where people largely stick to the tasks they were hired for, according former Apple engineer Bob Burrough.

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08:24
'The Martian' author to make NASA TV drama...

It's been a while since we've had a fictional TV series based around the present-day exploits of the folks at NASA. That's all set to change with the news that CBS has commissioned a pilot for a drama about the next generation of astronauts, entitled...

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08:14
iMazing 2.1.8 - Complete iOS device manager (was...

iMazing (was DiskAid) is the ultimate iOS device manager with capabilities far beyond what iTunes offers. With iMazing and your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod), you can:

  • Copy music to and from any iOS device (even from one iOS device to another!), regardless of what Mac or PC the device is already synced to. Music transfer done right, without limitations or restrictions.
  • Backup & restore individual iOS apps along with your custom saved data, perfect for freeing up space on your iOS device without losing your files, great for installing apps including your data on another iOS device you own.
  • Transfer files to and from an iOS device, and browse the iOS file system.
  • Use your iOS device like a USB key.
  • Browse and save messages (SMS, MMS, iMessage), voicemails, and call logs, none of which iTunes can do.
  • Browse, save, and add contacts to your iPhone, without automatically adding them to your iCloud...
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08:06
Foxconn looking to build Apple prototype...




After possibly receiving some pressure by the Chinese government about remaining in the country and not expanding in the U.S., Foxconn is seeking land to build a prototype facility to assist Apple in developing hardware prototypes in Shenzhen, and figuring out how to manufacture them at scale.

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08:05
Nintendo's Switch won't run 'Zelda...

If you're the proud owner of a Wii U, you might be wondering whether the Switch is worth a day one purchase. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is coming to both, so what's the rush, right? Well, the two versions have a few key differences. In a...

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08:03
Apple is the most intimate brand in the U.S

The top ranked intimate brands continued to outperform the S&P and Fortune 500 indices in revenue and profit over the past 10 years, according to MBLM's Brand Intimacy 2017 Report, which is the largest study of brands based on emotions. The most intimate brand in the U.S. is Apple, followed by Disney and Amazon. 

The Top 10 is rounded out by: Harley Davidson, Netflix, Nintendo, Samsung, Whole Foods, BMW and Toyota. Amazon and Apple are more successful than most in crossing age groups and income levels, according to MBLM, a company that offers consulting, branding, experience and technology services.

Brand intimacy is defined as a new paradigm that leverages and strengthens the emotional bonds between a person and a brand. If top S&P and Fortune 500 brands performed at the same growth rate as the top intimate brands, an average S&P company would have earned an additional $7.7 billion in revenue and $5.3...

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07:58
Civilization VI 1.0.2 - Next iteration of the...

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is the next entry in the popular Civilization franchise. Originally created by legendary game designer Sid Meier, Civilization is a strategy game in which you attempt to build an empire to stand the test of time. Become Ruler of the World by establishing and leading a civilization from the Stone Age to the Information Age. Wage war, conduct diplomacy, advance your culture, and go head-to-head with history’s greatest leaders as you attempt to build the greatest civilization the world has ever known.

Civilization VI offers new ways to engage with your world: cities now physically expand across the map, active research in technology and culture unlocks new potential, and competing leaders will pursue their own agendas based on their historical traits as you race for one of five ways to achieve victory in the game.

Note: Civilization VI for the Mac App Store is currently a single player experience.

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07:46
President-elect Trump says Apple's Cook wants...




Just a few days before he is set to be sworn into office, President-elect Donald Trump continues to believe that Apple will make an effort to move iPhone manufacturing to the U.S., saying CEO Tim Cook has his "eyes open to it."

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07:42
Apple Music gains CBS Sports Radio for 24/7...

Apple Music has added CBS Sports Radio to its growing collection of streaming radio stations available to paid subscribers. CBS Sports Radio joins CBS Radio News, NBC Sports Radio, and a handful of other news and sports channels available for streaming.

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07:39
News: FTC files complaint against Qualcomm citing...

The Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint against Apple supplier Qualcomm, accusing the company of “using anticompetitive tactics to maintain its monopoly in the supply of a key semiconductor device used in cell phones.” The FTC alleges that Qualcomm violated the law by forcing cell phone manufacturers to agree to its preferred license terms to gain access to its processors. The company is also accused of suppressing competition…

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07:36
TurboTax 2016 - Manage your 2016 U.S. taxes and...

TurboTax guides you through your tax return step by step, does all the calculations, and checks your return for errors and overlooked deductions. It lets you file your return electronically to get your refund faster or prints IRS-approved forms on plain paper. Plus, TurboTax has more money-saving advice. It provides easy access to official IRS publications, Money Magazine's Income Tax Handbook, comprehensive Tax Planners, expert video clips, and more.



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07:36
AKVIS updates its Photo Correction Bundle

AKVIS has updated the four programs comprising the Photo Correction Bundle: Enhancer 15.5, Noise Buster 10.1, Refocus 6.5, and HDRFactory 5.5. The new versions offer improved compatibility with Photoshop CC 2017, provide a vector-based user interface with support for Ultra HD resolution, fix some bugs, and bring other changes.

Demo versions are available for download. The apps are compatible with macOS 10.7 and higher. All are available as Photoshop compatible plug-ins and as standalone applications.

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07:33
Verizon Now Intercepting Calls From Note 7 Users...

Following Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 combust-a-phone mess and product recall, Verizon went from “We won’t do anything,” to “OK, let’s brick them,” and now is at the “Seriously people, give us the phone before you hurt yourself” stage. Verizon’s latest move is to reroute calls from Note 7 phones to customer service to convince users to exchange their phone for something less flammable.


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07:32
Malwarebytes discovers new ‘Fruitfly’ malware...

The team over at Malwarebytes has recently discovered what they’re calling “the first Mac malware of 2017”. The Fruitfly malware has been using antiquated code to help it run undetected for quite some time on macOS systems. It has reportedly been used in targeted attacks at biomedical research institutions.

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07:32
Microsoft Surprises with a Major Patent Win for...

Close to a year ago Patently Mobile revealed Microsoft's possible iMac Challenger patent that turned out to be 100% accurate when they launched it last October. Now another surprising Microsoft patent has come to light covering future folding Surface smartphones and tablets. Has Microsoft been planning a surprise attack against smartphone industry leaders like Apple with this leap in form factor?

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07:30
SSD Health Check is new drive utility for macOS

B-Eng has announced SSD Health Check 1.0, the company's new drive utility for macOS. It will alert you when your solid state disk is in a critical state or reaches other critical limits. 

SSD Health Check reports data such as operating temperature, unexpected power losses and power cycles, as well as the number of uncorrectable errors and wear level count or parameters such as erase fail count. It requires macOS 10.7 or later.

SSD Health Check 1.0 costs $0.99. It’s available worldwide through the Mac App Store.

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07:25
B-Eng introduces SSD Health Check for macOS

B-Eng (http://www.b-eng.ch/) has announced SSD Health Check 1.0, the company's new hard drive utility for macOS. It will alert you when your solid state disk is in a critical state or reaches other critical limits.

SSD Health Check reports data such as operating temperature, unexpected power losses and power cycles, as well as the number of uncorrectable errors and wear level count or parameters such as erase fail count. It requires macOS 10.7 or later.

SSD Health Check 1.0 costs $0.99. It’s available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Utilities category.

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07:20
Review: Prynt, the fun instant printer for the...

Life can be remarkably circular at times. Back in the day, people used Polaroid instant cameras to take a photo and then get an instant print. These days, we all have a camera in our pocket that allows us to instantly view our photos on a bright, hi-res screen – but people do sometimes still want instant prints, leading to the creation of Polaroid-style instant printers.

Polaroid make their mobile printer, the ZIP, at around $130. This is a thermal printer, meaning there’s no ink to worry about, printing instead onto special Zink paper. The Prynt uses the same technology and paper, but with an added twist: when using the app, people can view your prints as Live Photos …

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07:16
Microsoft Office 2016 15.30 - 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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07:13
Next-generation LG and Google Android Wear 2...




LG and Google's next-generation Android Wear smartwatch expected in early February is said to be adopting a Digital Crown -- similar to the technology Apple pioneered in its wearable Apple Watch.

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07:07
Law firm tries to stop Apple from selling iPhones...

MLG Automotive Law (mlgautomotivelaw) — a Newport Beach, California-based firm concentrating on representing the legal interests of businesses and people in the automotive industry — has filed a class action lawsuit against Apple, seeking to enjoin the company from selling further iPhones until it installs texting and driving safeguards.  The lawsuit, Julio Ceja v. Apple Inc. , was filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

The lawsuit alleges that Apple puts profit before consumer safety. According to the filing, the company has had the technology to prevent texting and driving since 2008 – and even received a patent on it in 2014 – but refuses to use it 

"Texting and driving has become one of the most serious issues that confronts all of us on a daily basis," said Jonathan Michaels, the founding member of MLG Automotive Law. "The number of people who...

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07:00
Expect to see Apple devices with Bluetooth 5 in two...

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) officially adopted Bluetooth 5 as the latest version of the Bluetooth core specification. Consumers can expect to see products supporting the spec in two to six months. It should appear in upcoming Macs, iPads, and iPhones.

Key updates to Bluetooth 5 include longer range, faster speed, and larger broadcast message capacity, as well as improved interoperability and coexistence with other wireless technologies, according to Mark Powell, executive director of the Bluetooth SIG. 

He adds that feature updates include four times range, two times speed, and eight times broadcast message capacity. Longer range powers whole home and building coverage, for more robust and reliable connections. Higher speed enables more responsive, high-performance devices. Increased broadcast message size increases the data sent for improved and more context relevant solutions.

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07:00
The Week in iOS Accessories: Cool cases

The week's best accessories

Image by IDG

This week we include the best new cases in our roundup. See new offerings from Twelve South, elago, and more. Read on!

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06:57
Apple Pay expands to over a dozen more banks and...

Apple Pay is now available from over a dozen more banks and credit unions around the United States, France, and Australia as part of the latest expansion wave. Apple’s mobile payment service launched just over two years ago with hundreds of additional regional banks and credit unions added every few weeks. You can find the latest banks added below.

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06:56
Bluetooth 5 is now available

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) officially adopted Bluetooth 5 (www.bluetooth.com/bluetooth5) as the latest version of the Bluetooth core specification. Consumers can expect to see products supporting the spec in two to six months.

Key updates to Bluetooth 5 include longer range, faster speed, and larger broadcast message capacity, as well as improved interoperability and coexistence with other wireless technologies, according to Mark Powell, executive director of the Bluetooth SIG.

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06:55
FotoMagico 5.3 - Powerful slideshow creator with...

FotoMagico lets you create professional slideshows from your photos and music with just a few, simple mouse clicks. It sports a very clean and intuitive yet powerful user interface. High image quality, fast performance, and user flexibility were some of the design goals for this application.

Features

  • Create the most spectacular slideshows
    • Scale, move, rotate, zoom or pan around your images to highlight that part that matters the most.
    • Your slides fit together perfectly with the new, gorgeous transitions.
    • Provide more meaning with subtle titles here and there.
  • Present a breathtaking show
    • Your slideshow uses the best possible resolution of your presentation device.
    • Use large displays, HDTV screens and other high resolution devices.
    • Even on a VGA projector, your photos will look better with FotoMagico.
  • Your audience will want to take it home
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06:51
News: India mulling manufacturing regulation changes...

Government officials in India have signaled they won’t be providing Apple with its desired 15-year exemption on duties typically charged to electronics manufacturers in the country, but they are open to relaxing the regulations on the industry as a whole to boost the “Make in India” campaign, The Economic Times reports. After being denied an exemption to India’s requirement that at least 30 percent of the materials in devices…

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06:49
Stanford program offers 1,000 Apple Watches, funding...




Stanford University is offering to hand out up to 1,000 Apple Watches and up to $10,000 in funding to instructors and members of the faculty, as part of a new program to find innovative ways to use the Apple Watch in healthcare.

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06:49
Popular Community Bank adds Apple Pay support

Popular Community Bank, a subsidiary of Popular Inc., has added support for Apple Pay. Consumer and business banking customers can now enroll their eligible debit cards and pay quickly at participating merchants via Apple’s mobile payment service.

Enabling debit cards in the three leading mobile wallets is one of several recent digital features Popular Community Bank has deployed. The PIN Password and Touch ID features were launched last September as Popular Community Bank prepared for the rollout of Mobile Cash in early 2016. The bank also rolled out People Pay, a person-to-person payment solution earlier this year.

Founded in 1893, Popular, Inc. (https://www.popularcommunitybank.com) is the leading banking institution by both assets and deposits in Puerto Rico and ranks among the top 50 U.S. banks by assets....

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06:45
Steve Jobs used in two different non-Apple spots

[VIDEO] I find this fascinating. Steve Jobs likeness and voice being used to pitch a non-Apple product. In this case, both spots are for the Obama-created U.S. Digital Service.

Jump to the main Loop post to read about and see both spots.

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06:33
Dove Channel now available on the Apple TV

Cinedigm Corp’s Dove Channel is now available on the Apple TV. The Dove Channel app is optimized for tvOS, with a design featuring an improved user interface. Additionally, the app update allows subscribers to synch their account and stream movies across connected devices including iPhone, iPad and other platforms.

The Dove Channel serves the “faith and family audience,” offering a wide variety of content from meaningful mainstream movies, independent films, and documentaries, to heartwarming TV series and children’s programs. The specialized streaming service offers families a safe entertainment choice utilizing The Dove Foundation rating system, which ranks programs in six key areas: sexuality, language, violence, drug and alcohol use, nudity, and other, to ensure appropriate programming for families.

Dove Channel’s subscription-based offering is $4.99 per month, and viewers can subscribe within the app on...

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