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Thursday May 18

12:48
Report: Tim Cook testing wearable blood sugar...

Earlier in April, news broke that Apple was developing an Apple Watch oriented solution to diagnose and manage diabetes, with a non-invasive sensor that continuously measures blood sugar levels. Today, CNBC is reporting that Tim Cook is actively wearing a glucose tracker prototype on his body around Apple’s campus.

The report says that the wearable tracker is connected to the Apple Watch but the details are murky …

more…

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12:45
Google Pushes AI, Machine Learning to the Front


Addressing thousands of developers at the annual Google I/O conference on Wednesday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai outlined the company's new strategy to transition from mobile first to artificial intelligence and machine learning. The goal is to equip the company's line of digital assistant products and services to anticipate the needs of users, and comprehend sights and sounds in ways never before possible on a massive scale. Google's deep learning and computer vision capabilities have advanced dramatically, according to Pichai.

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12:43
'Destiny 2’ plays matchmaker so you aren't...

Bungie wants to make it easier to join and play with other people in Destiny 2. Previously, clans were a complicated affair, making you log on to Bungie.net and connect your PSN or Xbox Live account to join them. During a live event today, Bungie rev...

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12:42
Privacy: Twitter Giveth and Taketh Away

Twitter has updated its privacy policy and tools, but it isn’t necessarily for the better. Jeff Butts finds some things to like about the changes, but the social media network ditching Do Not Track and beginning to share more of your data is a recipe for trouble.


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12:26
iOS: 3D Touch Folders to View Notifications

While reading news about Google I/O, Andrew Orr found that a feature coming to Android O that Apple already put into iOS. It’s a neat trick that should save you time while using iOS.


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12:22
The Cloud Is a Lie

The cloud is a lie.  John Kheit argues that if you believe in the cloud, you’re not only a sucker, you’ve been brainwashed into accepting your lot as a 2nd class digital citizen. According to him, the cloud is a lie because it convinces you of at least two Stockholm syndrome things: (1) you don’t deserve to own or control your own data, and (2) security for your data does not matter.


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12:21
CleanMyMac 3.8.2 - $39.95

CleanMyMac makes space for the things you love. Sporting a range of ingenious new features, CleanMyMac lets you safely and intelligently scan and clean your entire system, delete large, unused files, reduce the size of your iPhoto library, uninstall unneeded apps or fix the ones that started to work improperly, manage all your extensions from one place and do much more - all from one newly designed and beautifully simple interface.



Version 3.8.2:

Improved:

  • Apple File System (APFS) support. From now on, CleanMyMac will be showing actual file sizes on disk.
  • System locked files removal.

Fixed:

  • Never-ending 'Freeing up...' Memory state in CleanMyMac Menu.
  • Chrome Extensions for the latest Google Chrome versions not working.
  • Messages history in Privacy not working.
  • Updater localization issues.
  • First launch in background window.



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12:21
Google's Android O changes 'blob'...




With Android O, due later this year, Google will be changing the look of its emoji to a look more consistent with the icons seen in Apple's iOS 10.

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12:19
A 'Dark Crystal' prequel is coming to...

Who needs new ideas when you have the genius of Jim Henson to fall back on? Following recent news that an (unnecessary) sequel to cult classic Labyrinth is in the works, The Jim Henson Company today announced it's producing a new series for Netflix b...

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12:06
iTubeDownloader 6.2.4 - Easily download any YouTube...

iTubeDownloader is a powerful-yet-simple YouTube downloader for the masses. Because it contains a proprietary browser, you can browse YouTube like you normally would. When you see something you want to download, just click the "Download" button - it just works.

Features

  • Download virtually any YouTube Video including: Vevo videos, movie trailers, TV shows, and much more!
  • Simple and clutter free UI
  • International - Available in the following languages: English, Spanish, German, Japanese, Italian, and Chinese (Simplified). If your language is missing, contact us and we will include it as soon as possible.
  • Quick support - I respond to emails usually within 24 hours, you can also use the "Feedback" in the menu to provide: bug reports, suggestions and questions.
  • Downloads in MP4 format so you can sync your videos with your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
  • Frequent updates



Version 6.2.4...

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12:00
The FCC chairman thinks it's still 1996

FCC chairman Ajit Pai sounds like a broken record.

"Light-touch framework."

"Light-touch approach."

"Light-touch regulation."

As an ideological concept, it seems reasonable. Especially to a conservative such as Pai, who believes that the governme...

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11:59
Chat Tipping in China, Thoughts on Apple Park – TMO...

Apple has reportedly blocked in-app tipping in Chinese chat apps, and Jeff Butts and John Martellaro join guest-host Bryan Chaffin to talk about it. They also talk about John Martellaro’s thesis that Apple Park celebrates the employee.


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11:40
Fujifilm's SQ10 is an instant camera for the...

Instant film cameras have been making a comeback in recent years, and Fujifilm is partially responsible for this. The manufacturer's Instax Mini 8, for instance, is a best-seller on Amazon, which may have to do with the fact it only costs around $70....

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11:29
Kanex's new charging stand for the Apple Watch...

Kanex is now shipping its GoPower Watch Stand, a magnetic charging stand for Apple Watch and iPhone comes integrated with the same inductive charging connector that comes with Apple smartwatch and can charge both the 38mm and 42mm models. 

An additional USB port on the back can charge your iPhone, iPad or any other device simultaneously. It’s Apple MFi Certified, which means it's specifically made to fit with your Apple Watch and iPhone, so you can expect quality performance and reliability.

Also, now available in rose gold and matte black, the GoPower Plus is a portable power solution featuring built-in micro USB cable with an Apple Certified Lightning adapter for use with both Apple and Android devices. It’s packed with 8,000 mAh of power.

The Kanex GoPower Watch Stand is available for $69.95. The Kanex GoPower Plus is available for $59.95.

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11:22
Pioneer’s expanded NEX platform adds CarPlay support

Pioneer Electronics has expanded its NEX platform with five new, Apple CarPlay-compatible NEX in-dash multimedia receivers: the double-DIN 7-inch LCD AVH-2330NEX and AVH-2300NEX and double-DIN 6.2-inch LCD AVH-1330NEX and AVH-1300NEX models.

The AVH-3300NEX expands the NEX line-up into the smaller, more universal single-DIN in-dash receiver size, providing, for the first time, a smartphone connectivity solution that purportedly fits into many older and collectible cars coveted by automotive enthusiasts.

Pioneer’s CarPlay-compatible NEX in-dash receivers offer consumers the ability to upgrade the vehicles they already own with the latest iPhone technology specifically designed for the car. Compatible with iPhone 5 and later models, CarPlay provides a simplified way to use your iPhone interface on a car’s touch screen, giving users access to Siri voice controls, as well as Apple Maps, Apple...

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11:18
Apple patented (and made) a pizza box to rid your...

The tech-food crossover hall of fame is filled with concepts that are more stunt than solution. Consider KFC's phone-charging take out box or its 'tray typer' for texting with greasy fingers, or even the recent Guardians of the Galaxy 2 soundtrack em...

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11:17
Airfoil 5.6.0 - Send audio from any app to AirPort...

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

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



Version 5.6.0:

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

New or Improved

  • Airfoil once again has full support for streaming to all models of Apple TV! All...
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11:08
Apple is number seven on the LinkedIn Top Companies...

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network on the internet, has released the the 2017 LinkedIn Top Companies list. The 50 companies on the list span 21 industries and employ some 3.3 million workers across the U.S. and are “where professionals want to work now.”

The Top Companies list is based on the billions of actions taken by LinkedIn's 500+ million members...

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11:00
Vevo's Apple TV app takes cues from Spotify

Music lovers with Apple TVs, it's time to get moderately excited -- because the tvOS Vevo app is getting a hefty overhaul. From tomorrow, Vevo will let owners of fourth generation Apple TVs experience an endless wave of curated music videos like it's...

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10:59
Vevo updates tvOS app with curated playlists &...

Following up on the experience it brought to iOS, Vevo is bringing its reimagined 10-foot interface to tvOS. Available soon on the fourth generation Apple TV, Vevo’s new app looks to make finding and enjoying music videos as easy as possible.

The app introduces curated playlists and artist stations to the music video experience. Seeing an average global viewership of 23 billion views a month, Vevo sees the living room as an obvious next step for its entertainment app.

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10:51
Google Tango shows how AR can improve virtual field...

Google didn't have a ton of new things to say about its Tango augmented reality tech during today's I/O developer keynote. Instead, the company wanted to flaunt what Tango is already good at -- namely, the type of educational Expedition experiences t...

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10:50
What the Conservative election manifesto means for...

Strong and stable. Strong and stable. Strong and stable. Following Labour and the Liberal Democrats, the Conservative party has put forward its manifesto for the UK general election in June. Many of its 86 pages focus on strong leadership, a strong e...

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10:46
Amazon Charts ranks books by what people are...

Bestseller lists like the one at the New York Times measure a book's success by how many copies its sold. What it doesn't do is tell you how many of those books are being read, nor how fast. Amazon Charts aims to fix this problem with a new, weekly b...

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10:24
Google brings high-end 3D graphics to mobile VR with...

With Seurat, Google is giving game developers and movie studios a simple way to bring their 3D imagery down to mobile VR. Named after the French painter, Seurat can break down complex 3D scenes so that they can be easily rendered on phones. It basica...

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10:23
Google Cast beams Daydream VR to your TV

As slick as Google's Daydream VR can be at times, there's a simple problem: you can't easily share your experiences with others. That's about to get better. When the Daydream 2.0 Euphrates update arrives, it'll include support for Google Cast -- if y...

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10:18
Google Daydream gives you access to more without...

After a year, Google's Daydream VR platform is ready for an update. Announced today at Google's I/O developer conference, the 2.0 release is codenamed Daydream Euphrates and it's designed to elevate the OS into more than just a mobile operating syste...

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10:17
YouTube VR adds shared rooms and live voice chat

At its I/O keynote today, Google revealed more details about YouTube VR, part of its Daydream virtual reality expansion that will feature 360-degree videos. Rather than having an (often abuse-filled) comments section like the regular YouTube site, th...

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10:12
House Science Committee asks Trump to stop relying...

Donald Trump, science skeptic and 45th president of the United States of America, woke up to a message (PDF) this morning from some of his harshest critics. Members of the House of Representative Committee on Science, Space and Technology have issued...

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10:00
Review: iWalk Watchman Backup Battery for Apple...

While external battery packs are becoming pretty generic, we've generally been pretty impressed with what iWalk has done with its battery packs over the years, providing good, high-capacity battery options at pretty reasonable prices. So we were somewhat intrigued when iWalk announced their new Watchman battery pack that provides the same 10,000 mAh capacity that the company has been known for, while also incorporating an Apple Watch charger. While iWalk is a bit late to the Apple Watch charging game, it's worth noting that it carries around twice the capacity of competing Apple Watch battery packs, albeit with a corresponding price premium. {/exp:char_limit}
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09:51
US may not ban laptops on European flights after all

European and American officials met over a laptop ban proposed by the Trump administration, and sources have told the Associate Press that it's "off the table" for now. While the ban has been voted down for now, officials are reportedly considering o...

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09:47
SiriusXM reviving talks to buy Apple Music...




Satellite radio company SiriusXM is reportedly in "active discussions" about buying Pandora, which recently began tackling Apple Music head-on through the launch of its on-demand Premium service.

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: new iPad from $300, HomeKit...

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

TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Best Buy discounts newest iPad to $300, 128GB marked down to $400...

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09:30
Watch the 'Destiny 2' gameplay reveal...

Activision and Bungie want to show you what playing Destiny 2 is like. And, lucky for you, the pair will do so via livestream. The future is a pretty wild place, no? We're on the ground in Los Angeles catching all the news firsthand, and if you want...

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09:22
YouTube mobile livestreaming is now available for...

Livestreaming on the YouTube mobile app can certainly come in handy, as 9to5Google used it at I/O, but Google has held it back just a bit so only certain users can access it. Now, all requirements for mobile livestreaming are being dropped.

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09:17
Chris Cornell dies at 52

Chris Cornell, the powerful, dynamic singer whose band Soundgarden was one of the architects of grunge music, has died at 52.

So incredibly sad.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:15
Episode 129 on Build announcements with engineering...

In Episode 129 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Richard diZerega and Andrew Coates talk with a number of key Office extensibility engineers about Build conference announcements. The panel includes Tristan Davis, Wey Love, Bill Bliss and Yina Arenas.

https://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP129_BuildPanel.mp3

Download the podcast.

Weekly updates

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09:00
May 2017 updates for Get & Transform in Excel...

Excel 2016 includes a powerful set of features based on the Power Query technology, which provides fast, easy data gathering and shaping capabilities and can be accessed through the Get & Transform section on the Data ribbon.

Today, we are pleased to announce three new data transformation and connectivity features that have been requested by many customers.

These updates are available as part of an Office 365 subscription. If you are an Office 365 subscriber, find out how to get these...

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09:00
App Maker's Code Stolen in Malware Attack

Mac and iOS software developer Panic has had the source code for several of its apps stolen. An anonymous reader writes: Panic founder Steven Frank said in a blog post that it happened after he downloaded an infected copy of the video encoding tool Handbrake. He said there was no sign that any customer data was accessed and that Panic's web server was not affected. Users have been warned to download Panic's apps only from its website or the Apple App Store. Panic is the creator of web editing and file transfer apps Coda and Transmit, and the video game Firewatch. On May 2, Handbrake was hacked, with the Mac version of the app on one of the site's download servers replaced by a malicious copy. In what Mr Frank called "a case of extraordinarily bad luck", he downloaded the malicious version of Handbrake and launched it "without stopping to wonder why Handbrake would need admin privileges... when it hadn't before. And that was that, my Mac was completely, entirely compromised in three...

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08:59
Samsung Tablets Overtake the iPad in Western Europe...

In February Patently Apple posted a report titled "Samsung introduced the new Tab S3 and Galaxy Book Today at a Special Event in Barcelona Spain." Due to the Samsung S8 delay that was caused by the Note 7 investigation, the company decided to instead launch new tablets at the Barcelona Mobile device trade show in late February. That move may...

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08:57
Google Assistant arrives on the iPhone, but isn...




After a year stuck just on Android devices, Siri competitor Google Assistant has come over to the iPhone -- AppleInsider fires it up, to see how it fares on its own, and compared to Apple's offering.

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08:52
External Link: Belkin Adding HomeKit Support to Wemo

Last year, Belkin, which makes the popular Wemo line of home automation accessories, rejected adding HomeKit support because it would require new hardware. Now Belkin has reversed course, telling 9to5Mac, “Wemo is committed to bringing HomeKit support to our line of smart home solutions and will be providing more details soon.” Belkin didn’t say what caused the change of heart, but it’s possible that Apple will announce loosened HomeKit restrictions at WWDC.

 

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08:46
Happy Hour Podcast 120 | WWDC MacBooks and iPads,...

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the iPad updates and MacBook models rumored for WWDC, iOS 10.3.3 beta and what the new wallpapers may suggest, what the original Watch OS got right and how watchOS 4 could improve Apple Watch, and much more. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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08:45
Note-taking made easier for everyone—redesigning...

Today, we are excited to announce that we updated the design of OneNote for Windows 10, Mac, iOS, Android and on the web. These design features, rolling out over the coming weeks, include three key areas of focus:

  • Enhancing usability for those who use assistive technologies.
  • Simplifying navigation controls.
  • Creating consistency across devices.

Enhanced usability for all

As Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said, “We will focus on designing and building products that our customers love and that are accessible to everyone and built for each of us.” In this update, we focused on making OneNote more usable for those with disabilities—such as vision and mobility impairments. We interviewed hundreds of people and analyzed product telemetry to understand how to improve keyboard shortcuts and the screen reader experience. We’re excited to share a vastly improved user experience in these two areas.

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08:17
Pioneer reveals 2017 NEX aftermarket head units with...




Pioneer has introduced a new range of aftermarket head units to its collection, with the five 2017-edition NEX in-dash multimedia receivers giving more CarPlay-compatible options to drivers to install into their vehicles, at a more consumer-friendly price point.

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08:09
Jimmy Iovine Says Free Streaming Music is Bad...

Jimmy Iovine says Apple Music could have a lot more subscribers if it had a free streaming tier, but that’s not a path Apple is willing to go down. Musicians need to get paid, he says, and free streaming doesn’t allow for that.


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08:00
∞ Twitter changes privacy policy, adds new tools. Go...

Twitter updated their privacy policy. Some highlights from the official Twitter blog post:

Today, we’re announcing a suite of industry-leading tools to give you more access to your information and greater, more granular control over how it’s used. We’ve also updated our Privacy Policy to reflect the improvements that we’ve made to Twitter.

And:

We’re expanding Your Twitter Data to give you the most transparent access to your Twitter information to date, including demographic and interest data, and advertisers that have included you in their tailored audiences on Twitter. Each category of data will be clearly marked, and you will be able to view or modify this data directly.

There’s lots more to read in the blog post, but the changes to Your Twitter Data...

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07:59
US & EU decide against banning phones &...




Officials from the U.S. and the European Union have reportedly decided against a ban on travelers carrying devices like Apple iPads and MacBooks in the cabin while on flights from Europe.

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07:49
Things 3 task manager launches with beautiful new...

Cultured Code is launching all new versions of its Things task management software for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac. Things 3 includes a beautiful new design with charming interactions across each version and powerful new features for organizing tasks and scheduling assignments.

more…

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07:43
∞ Incredible 3-way wooden joint

[VIDEO] I find the design of this 3-way joint terrifically clever. The narrator does an excellent job explaining and then building out the design. The video is in the main Loop post.

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07:40
Apple is shoring up Siri for its next generation of...

John Mannes, TechCrunch:

Siri is a critical component of Apple’s vision for the future, so integral that it was willing to spend $200 million to acquire Lattice Data over the weekend. The startup was working to transform the way businesses deal with paragraphs of text and other information that lives outside neatly structured databases.

And:

Apple paid roughly $10 million for each of Lattice’s 20 engineers. This is generally considered to be fair market value. Google paid about $500 million for DeepMind back in 2014. At that time, the startup had roughly 75 employees, of which a portion were machine learning developers.

That math is fascinating. Machine learning seems a fantastic path for developers to explore.

Apple relies on a number of partnerships, including a major one with Yahoo, to provide Siri with the facts it needs to answer questions. It competes with Google, a company that possesses what is largely considered to be the crème de la...

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07:40
Twitter rolls out new privacy tools as it ditches Do...

Twitter is dumping its support for Do Not Track (DNT), changing how it shares user data with third parties, and holding any web browsing data it collects for a longer duration—all to better aid in ad targeting, of course.

But at the same time, Twitter is giving users more control over what kind of user data can be used for targeted advertising, as well as more transparency about the information it collects about you.

The privacy features are active now, but the new privacy policies that dump DNT, change data sharing policies, and hold your data longer don't come into effect until June 18. Here's a look at what's going on.

Checking your advertising data

If you go to the "Your Twitter data" section of your account settings, you'll see there's a lot of information there about your activity and how you're being advertised to.

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07:29
Tim Cook interviewed for Global Accessibility...

John Voorhees, MacStories:

Early last year, James Rath, a young filmmaker who was born legally blind, created a video about the impact Apple products have had on his life. That video caught the attention of Apple.

In the ensuing months, Rath’s YouTube career has taken off and he’s become a strong advocate for the blind.

To mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Tim Cook spoke with Rath and two other YouTubers, Rikki Poynter and Tatiana Lee about accessibility. Cook and Poynter, who is deaf, discussed closed captioning and how accessibility is a core value at Apple. Lee talked to Cook about the Apple Watch and its ability to track wheelchair use. Rath and Cook explored the history of Apple’s commitment to accessibility and the democratization of technology.

Follow the link to watch the series of videos.

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07:18
RIP Blobs: Google redesigns emojis

Emojipedia:

Having appeared in various shapes and sizes since Android 4.4; the amorphous blob that defined Google’s emoji appearance since 2013 is being retired.

In its place: a redesign of every emoji in Android, coming as part of Android “O” which was announced today at Google I/O.

Follow the link, take a look at the new artwork. It’s certainly an improvement. Given the fragmentation of Android updates, not sure how big an impact this will have.

Also mentioned by Google is functionality which would allow users to download newer emoji fonts to support the latest emojis even on older Android versions.

So that’s something. But it requires specific action on the part of the user. If they’ve not moved to update to a newer phone or newer version of Android, not sure how effective this will be.

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07:17
Apple orders Chinese social networks to stop '...




Apple is reportedly cracking down on social networks in China providing payment services between users, ordering the creators of popular messaging apps to disable 'tip' functions in order to comply with App Store rules, in what may be a move by Apple to try and increase revenue from in-app purchases.

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06:55
Pioneer launching 5 new aftermarket CarPlay...

Pioneer is expanding its lineup of aftermarket receivers with new options that feature Apple CarPlay. The new lineup even includes a single-DIN aftermarket receiver with a motorized 7-inch display which is often found on older cars.

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06:52
Scripting Instances On Google Cloud From A Mac

Over the users I’ve written a good bit about pushing a workload off to a virtual machine sitting in a data center somewhere. The Google CloudPlatform has matured a lot and I haven’t really gotten around to writing about it. So… It’s worth going into their SDK and what it looks like from a shell using some quick examples.

For starters, you’ll need an account with Google Cloud Platform, at cloud.google.com and you’ll want to go ahead and login to the interface, which is pretty self-explanatory (although at first you might have to hunt a little for some of the more finely grained features, like zoning virtual instances.

The SDK

The SDK will include the gcloud command, which you’ll use to perform most tasks in the Google CloudPlatform. To install the SDK, go to https://cloud....

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06:51
Apple controversially taking 30% cut of donations...

Apple is courting controversy in China by announcing that it will take a cut of donations sent to content creators via social media apps in the future …

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06:43
EU levels $122M fine against Facebook for misleading...




The European Union has fined Facebook 110 million euros -- about $122 million -- for providing "misleading information" during a 2014 review of its WhatsApp acquisition, which raised concerns about data sharing between the two services.

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06:42
News: Apple bans ‘tips’ in popular Chinese social...

Apple has told several Chinese social-networking apps, including WeChat, that the popular “tip” functions in their apps are in violation of App Store policies, according to a new report by the Wall Street Journal. Executives at WeChat and other companies have told the WSJ that Apple has deemed the “tip” feature in their apps, which allows users to send money to content creators, to be equivalent to in-app purchases, thereby…

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06:13
Apple reveals all-new Apple Watch Design with a...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that delivers quite the punch. The inventions in the filing cover a new Apple Watch Design and a possible HDTV. The patent is a technical one and so the design may not be the look of the actual smartwatch or TV of the future.

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06:06
IBM MobileFirst for iOS apps to launch on Singapore...

IBM has announced that the Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group selected MobileFirst for iOS apps to provide a “seamless experience” across flight operations processes. With apps, Fly Now and Roster for iPad, pilots will be equipped with relevant information and flight-related updates.

The use of the apps are expected to enhance pilot productivity by digitizing manual processes related to airline operations and regulations, according to Captain Quay Chew Eng, SIA's senior vice president of Flight Operations. These mandatory processes are critical aspects of flight readiness from pre-flight right through post-flight operations, he adds.

From mid-June this year, SIA pilots will have access to these two new iOS apps, as part of a suite of apps installed on company-issued iPads. A cross-geography team from IBM iX, one of the world's largest digital agencies, has been working closely with Singapore...

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06:05
VueScan 9.5.77 - Scanner software with advanced...

VueScan is a scanning program that works with most high-quality flatbed and film scanners to produce scans that have excellent color fidelity and color balance. VueScan is easy to use, and has advanced features for restoring faded colors, batch scanning and other features used by professional photographers.

Why should you use VueScan?

  • Easy to use - just run VueScan, press Preview, adjust the cropping, then press Scan.
  • Accurate colors - uses ICC profiles and IT8 calibration.
  • Powerful - dozens of advanced options.
  • Faster workflow - can edit one image while the next image is being scanned (most scanner software won't let you work with one image while another is being scanned).
  • Simple to install - installing VueScan changes nothing on your system, installs nothing in your operating system and all other scanner software will continue to function.

The list of supported scanners is...

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06:00
XXL Shower Speaker: $19.99

We have a deal for you today on the XXL Shower Speaker. It’s a 3-watt Bluetooth 4.0 shower speaker that can also make and receive phone calls with its built-in microphone. It’s $19.99 through our deal.


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06:00
News: Daily Deal: XXL Shower Speaker

Today in iLounge Deals, you can get the XXL Shower Speaker for only $19.99 — that’s 80% off the regular price. At twice the size and twice the power of typical shower speakers, the XXL Shower Speaker pumps out 3 watts of sound while making and receiving phone calls as well. Plus, the larger battery also means that you’ll only need to charge it about once a month.

Get the XXL Shower Speaker now for only $19.99...

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05:55
Twitter stops respecting Do Not Track next month,...

Twitter has introduced a new privacy policy, with some significant changes taking effect next month.

First, it is no longer respecting Do Not Track, which allowed web users to opt out of cross-site tracking on websites that honor the setting. Do Not Track is supported by most major browsers, including Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Internet Explorer …

more…

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05:40
US Ditches Laptop and Tablet Ban for Flights from...

Looks like you’ll still be able to get some work done or play games on your flight from Europe to the U.S. because the plan to ban anything larger than a smartphone from the passenger cabin has been dropped.


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05:38
Arq 5.8.3 - Online backup to Google Drive, Amazon...

Arq is super-easy online backup for Mac and Windows computers. Back up to your own cloud account (Amazon Cloud Drive, Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Cloud Storage, any S3-compatible server), your SFTP server, or your NAS. On OS X, Arq backs up and faithfully restores all the special metadata of Mac files that other products don't, including resource forks, ACLs, and creator codes.

  • Following the initial backup, Arq automatically makes incremental backups every hour, every day, uploading just the files that have changed since your last backup. Arq keeps hourly backups for the past 24 hours, daily backups for the past month, and weekly backups for everything older than a month.
  • Arq lets you set a budget for storage, and it automatically drops the oldest backups to keep within the budget.
  • Arq backs up everything with no limits. It backs up files of any size, external drives, and network drives.
  • Arq compresses and "de-...
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05:34
How to Ensure High-speed Internet Access When Buying...

Want to move to a new house, but can’t risk losing your high-speed broadband connection? Josh Centers is living through this worry now and has some experiences and advice to share.

 

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05:31
Apple granted patent for flexible electronic devices

There have been rumors that future iPhones may be bendable. Apple has been granted a patent (number 20170139532) for flexible electronic devices that hints that this could indeed take place.

In the patent filing, Apple notes that rigid electronic devices may be vulnerable to damage in the event of an impact such as a drop of the device on a hard surface. The company says it “would therefore be desirable to be able to provide improved electronic devices.” One way to do that is with flexible devices.

Here’s Apple’s summary of the patent: “A flexible electronic device may include a flexible display, a flexible housing and one or more flexible internal components configured to allow the flexible electronic device to be deformed. Flexible displays may include flexible display layers, flexible touch-sensitive layers, and flexible display cover layers. 

“The flexible housing may be a multi-stable flexible housing having one or more stable positions. The flexible...

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05:25
Google Maps joins Apple Maps in 3D coverage of Apple...

Apple Maps got updated with 3D satellite images of Apple Park back in March, and the same is now true of Google Maps.

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05:17
Apple Takes Risk By Telling Chinese Chat Apps to...

Apple has told several Chinese social networking apps to disable their "tip" functions to comply with App Store rules, according to executives at WeChat and other companies.

The tip functions in Chinese messaging platforms are free to use and allow people to send authors and other content creators monetary tips through transfers to mobile wallet accounts. However, according to The Wall Street Journal, Apple has decided that tips are equivalent to in-app purchases – similar to buying games, music, and videos – therefore Apple is entitled to a 30 percent cut of every transaction.

WeChat on iPhone

The move by Apple appears to be a way to eke out additional revenue from Chinese iPhone users as part of a broader effort to increase its market share in the...

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05:15
Apple Pay goes live in Italy

Apple Pay has come to Italy.

The service is now available within the country, allowing for Visa and MasterCards issued by Boon, Carrefour, and UniCredit to be used with Apple Pay in Italy. Per the Apple Pay web site, support for additional banks will be added later this year.

Rumors of Apple Pay’s expansion to Italy have been circulating for several weeks as Apple worked to add support for its payments service in the country, and the service has been listed as “Coming Soon” on the Apple Pay Italy site since March.

Apple Pay’s Italian partners now include Auchan, Autogrill, Eataly, LaGardenia, H&M, Leroy Merlin, Limoni, OVS, Simply Market, Unieuro, and more.

Along with Italy, Apple Pay is also available in the United States, UK, China, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, France, Hong Kong, Russia, Singapore, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, and Ireland.

Following up on current rumors, Belgium, Germany, Taiwan, and South Korea are thought to be...

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05:00
Google Assistant app released for iOS

The Google Assistant app has come to iOS.

Google announced the release of its Assistant app for iOS at its I/O developer conference today. The virtual assistant will arrive soon as a standalone app for iPhone, initially for users in the US. Previously the Siri competitor was only available through its Allo messaging app and for Android and Google Home devices.

The app can handle the following tasks:

Make quick phone calls (e.g. “Call Mom.”)

Send text messages (e.g. “Text my bestie.”)

Send emails (e.g. “Email your boss the latest TPS report.”)

Set reminders (e.g. “Remind me to buy a birthday gift for Sarah.”)

Set calendar events (e.g. “Set a calendar event for dinner with Charlie tomorrow from 7-9.”)

Play music (e.g. “Play Jazz music on Youtube.”)

Navigate to places (e.g. “Get me directions home.”)

Ask it anything (e.g. “Will I need an umbrella today?”)

The company announced additional improvements to the...

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05:00
Wearable Tech Can Detect Life-Threatening Heart...


Cardiogram last week announced that it has developed a preliminary algorithm to use with the Apple Watch and Android Wear devices to detect atrial fibrillation with higher accuracy than previously validated detection methods. Atrial fibrillation, or AF, affects about 2.7 million Americans, and increases the risk of stroke by five times. Overall, it causes about 15 percent of strokes. Cardiogram trained a deep neural network using heart rate readings taken from Apple Watches. The company sent 200 AliveCor mobile electrocardiogram devices to people diagnosed with AF.

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04:56
ForkLift 3.0.4 - Powerful file manager: FTP, SFTP,...

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

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

Features

  • Completely rewritten entirely in Swift
  • ForkLift Mini
  • Two-way Sync
  • Preview
  • ...
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04:50
Tablet & laptop ban on flights between US &...

Potential plans to ban tablets and laptops from cabin baggage on flights between Europe and the USA have reportedly been shelved …

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04:47
Worldwide semiconductor revenue grew 2.6% in 2016

Worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled $343.5 billion in 2016, a 2.6% increase from 2015 revenue of $334.9 billion, according to final results by Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com).

The top 25 semiconductor vendors' combined revenue increased 10.5 percent, a significantly better performance than the overall industry's growth. However, most of this growth resulted from merger and acquisition (M&A) activity.

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04:43
Cloud service providers’ battle drives the worldwide...

The worldwide cloud infrastructure services market continued growing in the first quarter (Q1) of 2017, up 42% year on year to reach $11.4 billion, according to Canalys’ latest estimates.

Amazon’s AWS maintained its dominance, holding a stable global market share of 31%. It was followed by its strongest hyper-scale rivals — Microsoft, Google and IBM. Microsoft grew 93% and Google was up 74% compared to the same quarter a year ago. These growth rates were faster than those of AWS and IBM, which grew 43% and 38% respectively, according to the research group.

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04:41
PDFpenPro 9.0.2 - $124.95

PDFpenPro allows users to edit PDF's easily. Add text, images and signatures. Fill out PDF forms. Merge or split PDF documents. Reorder and delete pages. Create fillable forms and tables of content with PDFpenPro! Even correct text and edit graphics!

The Pro version adds these additional features that the regular version does not:

  • Create cross-platform fillable PDF forms
  • Add interactive signature fields to forms
  • Create and edit Table of Contents
  • Convert websites into PDFs
  • Correct typos in OCR text layer
  • Add and edit document permissions
  • Automatic form creation - detects text fields and check boxes in existing PDF and makes them fillable
  • Create submit buttons to submit form data via web or email
  • Gather submitted form data via backend integration
  • Export in Microsoft® Excel (.xlsx, .xls), Microsoft® PowerPoint (.pptx, .ppt), and PDF Archive (PDF/A) formats (requires...
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04:41
24U Software releases 24U Toolbox Plug-In 2.0.3

24U Software (http://www.24usoftware.com/), a FileMaker solutions provider, has announced 24U Toolbox Plug-In 2.0.3, an update to their data processing extension for FileMaker Pro.

It's designed to help FileMaker developers in their daily work by providing a solid toolbox of the most commonly needed simple but powerful functions. Version 2.0.3 removes limit of number of system scripts performed in single session, offers more precise error code handling, and much more.

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04:33
PDFpen 9.0.2 - $74.95

PDFpen allows users to easily edit PDF's. Add text, images and signatures. Fill out PDF forms. Merge or split PDF documents. Reorder and delete pages. Even correct text and edit graphics!

Features

  • Add text, images and signatures to PDF
  • Correct text in original PDF with editable text blocks
  • Fill out interactive PDF forms and sign them
  • Redact or erase text, including OCR text
  • Search and redact text; search and replace text
  • Export in Microsoft® Word format
  • Scan directly from Image Capture or TWAIN scanners
  • Perform OCR (Optical Character Recognition) on scanned documents
  • Viewable OCR layer for proofing OCR text from scanned pages
  • Adjust resolution, color depth and contrast, skew, and size of an image or scanned document
  • Sign PDF forms via interactive signature fields (not digital signatures)
  • Insert and remove pages; re-order pages in a PDF by drag...
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04:30
ToDo4team is a helpful, cross-platform task...

By Aaron Lee

ToDo4team is a helpful task management solution available via a web browser and on macOS, iOS, Windows, and Android devices. It's designed for small and medium sized companies and organizations.

Its main feature is assigning and listing of tasks for individual employees. To use ToDo4team on any platform, just enter a task subject via app or send an email to a specific dedicated email address.

Businesses' and organizations' management consist mainly of planning, organizing, leading and controlling of workflow. The most important tools of every manager are assigning, controlling and checking up on tasks delegated to employees.

Every task has its own life cycle, which starts by assigning the task. A task can be delegated by a manager or directly by an employee. Using ToDo4team on any platform makes task delegating simple; just enter a task subject via app or send an email to a specific dedicated email address. The user is...

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04:26
AAPL stock fell 3.3% in one day as NASDAQ drops 2.5%

AAPL stock fell 3.3% yesterday, down from $155.47 at market close on Tuesday to $150.25 at Wednesday’s close.

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04:17
Cloud 4.2.4 - File sharing from your menu bar.

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

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

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

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04:00
How to export one calendar and import it into...

In macOS Sierra’s Calendar app, you can move all events from one calendar to another by exporting one calendar and importing it into another.

If you use iCloud calendars or a calendar server account, you don’t need to export and import calendars to back them up. Your devices’ calendars are synced; when you set up new devices to use the account, your calendars are restored from the cloud or from the calendar server and you don’t need to restore from a backup.

To merge an entire calendar with another, export the calendar, import it into a calendar, and delete the old calendar.

To export a calendar’s events:

  • Click the calendar’s name in the calendar list. If you don’t see the calendar list on the left, choose View > Show Calendar List.
  • Choose File > Export > Export.
  • Choose a location, then click Export. The events are exported to an calendar (.ics) file.

To export all calendars:

  • Choose File > Export >...
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03:55
Facebook fined €110 ($122M) for misleading EU over...

Antitrust regulators in Europe have fined Facebook €110 ($122M) for misleading them over its acquisition of the secure messaging service WhatsApp.

The European Commission said that the fine would have been more than twice as high but for Facebook’s acknowledgement of wrong-doing and cooperation with the investigation …

more…

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for May 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.

iOS Apps/Updates

LanguageLine Solutions, which specializes in language access, has added an iPhone application to its mobile lineup, putting the power of more than 8,000 interpreters in users' pockets. The free app lets you instantly connect to an interpreter in audio or video at the tap of a button. 

macOS Apps/Updates

AKVIS has released AKVIS OilPaint 6.0, and update of the photo-to painting...

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03:17
32 Conferences for Mac and iOS Professionals in 2017

If you make your living in the Apple world as a consultant, developer, designer, or tech, there are a wide variety of conferences you can attend to hone your skills, learn new topics, network with your fellow wizards, and open your mind to new ways of thinking. Here’s our list for 2017. Be sure to let us know if you run across any others.

 

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Wednesday May 17

21:16
Apple's iPhone scores 92% loyalty rate ahead of...




A new study published by investment bank Morgan Stanley shows 92 percent of iPhone users who are "somewhat or extremely likely" to upgrade within 12 months intend to buy Apple, a good indicator that this year's iPhone revamp has the makings of a so-called "super cycle."

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20:59
Mellel 3.5.3 - The word processor for scholars,...

Mellel is the leading word processor for OS X and has been widely considered the industry standard since its inception. Mellel focuses on writers and scholars for technical writing and multilingual word processing. It offers special tools to help you write and organize long documents easily. If you need multilingual support or are writing bi-directional text, Mellel is just the thing for you: Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, and Syriac never looked better on a Mac. Even if you don't need all the bells and whistles, Mellel is still the right choice for you: clean, stable, and easy to use.



Version 3.5.3:

  • Fixed an issue that caused the text to scroll to the top of the document when invoking "Replace Styles"
  • Fixed an issue that caused Mellel to sometime enter a state where it would fail to show palettes in full screen when invoking "toggle palettes" or when choosing individual palettes in the windows menu
  • Fixed an issue that...
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20:59
Cloud 4.2.3 - File sharing from your menu bar.

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

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

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

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20:59
ClipGrab 3.6.5 - Download videos from YouTube, Vimeo...

ClipGrab is a free downloader and converter for YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, and many other online video sites.



Version 3.6.5:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.7 or later



Download Now]]>

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20:59
Audio Hijack 3.3.3 - Record and enhance audio from...

Audio Hijack (was Audio Hijack Pro) drastically changes the way you use audio on your computer, giving you the freedom to listen to audio when you want and how you want. Record and enhance any audio with Audio Hijack - it's the cornerstone of your digital audio experience.

Audio Hijack will allow you to record any application's audio, from Internet streams to DVD audio and everywhere in between. If your machine can play it, Audio Hijack can record it. And that's not all - Audio Hijack will also enhance any audio, unsing industry-standard VST and AudioUnit audio effects to make your music sound incredible. Record. Enhance. Enjoy!



Version 3.3.3:

New or Improved

  • Instant On has been updated to version 8.4.2, with full support for macOS 10.12 (Sierra) and other small improvements
  • “Amazon Chime”, “Skype for Business”, “QQ”, and “WeChat” are all now supported as VoIP input sources
  • The audio capture backend...
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20:59
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017 11.1.1 - 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 11.1.1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.10 or later

  • New audio effects and improved integration with Adobe Audition - Send audio effects and keyframes used in Premiere Pro to Audition without any rendering
  • Ambisonic audio output for VR-enabled platforms such as YouTube and Facebook...
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20:59
f.lux 39.96 - Adjusts the color of your display...

f.lux makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.

Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow? Or wake up ready to write down the Next Great Idea, and get blinded by your computer screen? During the day, computer screens look good - they're designed to look like the sun. But, at 9 p.m., 10 p.m., or 3 a.m., you probably shouldn't be looking at the sun. It's even possible that you're staying up too late because of your computer. You could use f.lux because it makes you sleep better, or you could just use it just because it makes your computer look better.

Tell f.lux what kind of lighting you have, and where you live. Then forget about it. f.lux will do the rest, automatically.

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

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20:59
Adobe Audition CC 2017 10.1.1 - 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 10.1.1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.10 or later

  • Severe error and/or crash when using Noise Reduction effect
  • Clip volume keyframes lost when using...
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20:59
Duet 1.6.4.0 - Use your iPad as an external display.

Duet is the first app that allows you to use your iDevice as an extra display for your Mac using the Lightning or 30-pin cable.

Note: This app requires a $14.99 iOS companion app.



Version 1.6.4.0:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated





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20:42
Apple CEO Tim Cook Talks Accessibility With Three...

In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, which takes place tomorrow, Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with three YouTubers to discuss the Accessibility features built into Apple's iOS and Mac devices.

Each of the three YouTubers, who met Cook at Apple's campus for coffee, have shared their conversations with the CEO on their respective YouTube channels. All three, including legally blind filmmaker James Rath, deaf advocate and vlogger Rikki Poynter, and actress Tatiana Lee, who was born with Spina Bifida, talked about the Apple products that they use in their daily lives. The three interviews can be watched below.

During his meeting with Poynter, Cook...

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19:59
Apple's Tim Cook talks tech with accessibility...




In recognition of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Apple CEO Tim Cook this week invited three accessibility advocates and bloggers to the company's Cupertino, Calif., campus, for discussions on how Apple technology impacts their daily lives.

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19:49
Tim Cook calls accessibility a ‘core value of Apple...

In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Tim Cook invited a trio of YouTubers to Apple’s campus. For instance, YouTuber Rikki Poynter sat down with Cook to discuss Accessibility and Apple’s role in that area. For those unfamiliar, Poynter is a 25-year-old deaf YouTuber who started out with a focus on beauty products but has since switched to advocacy for closed captioning, signing, and the deaf culture.

In her sit-down with Tim Cook, Poynter discusses the Apple products she uses, why Apple cares about accessibility, and more. Additionally, Tim Cook sat down with blind YouTuber James Rath, and Accessible Hollywood…

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19:13
Source code of several Panic apps stolen via...




In a blog post on Wednesday, Panic developer Steven Frank said he inadvertently downloaded a malware-infected version of popular transcoding software HandBrake, which was targeted in a hack last week, leading to the theft of "quite a bit" of source code related to several of his company's apps.

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18:40
Google Assistant is now Available for iOS and Google...

You can usually learn something new watching a developer conference, whether it's from Apple, Microsoft or yes, even Google. Last week we learned about Microsoft's updates to HoloLens, their new Digital Pen input and a new Windows 10 UI coming with subtle 3D effects this fall. If the new Windows 10 UI is successful, you could bet that 3D UI's from competitors are sure to follow. Today at Google I/O 2017 there was a lot of little things of mild interest, among them Google Assistant coming to iOS as noted in our cover graphic. That announcement received a lot of applause from a pro-Android developer audience which was both strange and interesting. Today's report provides our audience with the full Google I/O conference video along with a few highlights of new features of interest ...

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17:44
Google IO17: Android deployment rate continues to...




Google has unveiled new versions of Android at its annual I/O developer convention with features often inspired by the previous year's iOS. The main difference: Apple can launch a new version of iOS and broadly distribute it before Google can deploy its copy of last year's iOS across even a third of its installed base. This problem is getting worse each year for Google and its Android partners.

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17:37
Jimmy Iovine slams free music services, talks...

Apple Music head Jimmy Iovine this week sat down with Music Business Worldwide for a new wide-ranging interview, touching on topics such as Spotify’s free tier, exclusivity deals, and more. While Iovine has given more than his fair share of interviews in the past, this one contains a few interesting comments…

...

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16:24
Don't Panic: Breach at software developer...

Long-time software developer Panic alerted its customers on Wednesday via a blog post about the theft of a large portion of the source code to its Mac and iOS apps. The company maintains customer information and operates a sync service for passwords and accounts for some of its software, but its co-founder, Steven Frank, wrote in the post that private information wasn’t compromised. (We’ve asked Panic for comment, and will update this story if they have more to add.)

Frank fell afoul of a recent Trojan horse inserted into the popular Handbrake software that installed remote-control software on an infected Mac. The malware was used to exfiltrate Frank’s details to access the company’s code on its version-control...

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16:14
Apple simplifies Windows 10 installs with support...

Apple this week updated macOS Sierra to version 10.12.5 with more than three dozen security patches, and a change that lets users install Microsoft's latest version of Windows 10 on their Macs.

Sierra 10.12.5 "adds support for media-free installation of Windows 10 Creators Update using Boot Camp," the update's brief release notes read. Creators Update was the name Microsoft assigned to Windows 10 1703, the upgrade issued last month.

Boot Camp, which is baked into macOS, lets Mac owners run Windows on their machines. A Windows license is required. Boot Camp, while not virtualization software like VMware's Fusion or Parallels International's Parallels Desktop, serves the same purpose: Running Windows applications, including custom or mission-critical corporate software, on a Mac personal computer.

To...

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16:01
Hands-on: Accell’s USB-C to HDMI 2.0 adapter...

A few weeks ago we reviewed Aukey’s USB-C to HDMI Cable for the MacBook Pro. It worked, but since it featured HDMI 1.4, it only allowed for connecting to 4K displays at 30Hz max.

While such an adapter works well for watching movies with lesser refresh rates, 30Hz is not the ideal refresh rate for working on a computer monitor. Such a refresh rate can often lead to headaches and eyestrain, not to mention the choppiness and laggy cursor movement.

Accell’s new USB-C adapter promises to address this issue by including HDMI 2.0. How is this possible when USB-C only supports HDMI 1.4b? Watch our hands-on video inside for the details. more…

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15:40
Apple Starts Assembling iPhones In India

Apple has successfully completed its first trial run assembly of the iPhone SE in India, reports The Wall Street Journal. "We are beginning initial production of a small number of iPhone SE in Bengaluru," Apple said in a statement to TechCrunch. "iPhone SE is the most popular and powerful phone with a four-inch display in the world and we'll begin shipping to domestic customers this month." From the report: The four-inch SE is Apple's least expensive model, running $399 in the States. Some retailers in the country have managed to undercut the cost, lower the entry level price of the handset by around $80 -- but even at that price, it's still substantially more expensive than most. In spite of its relatively low pricing, the SE doesn't appear to have made quite the splash Apple was initially anticipating in the country. Apple has long been working to move production to the country, hoping, in part, to retake some of the market it has lost in China in recent years, as domestic...

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15:23
What are you most excited to see at WWDC 2017? [Poll]

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference is quickly approaching and for many Apple fans it marks one of the best weeks of the year. This year, if rumors are to be believed, Apple has an incredible amount of announcements planned for the event, including some hardware news.

So, we’re curious: What are you most excited to see at WWDC 2017 next month?

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15:00
New Macs at WWDC, Apple vs Diabetes, Lattice Data –...

This could be the year Apple breaks form and introduces new hardware at WWDC, and Bryan and Jeff explain why. They also discuss Apple’s big bets on an even bigger future and the importance of AI, neural nets, and machine learning.


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14:51
Google reveals 'Android Go' operating...




Google is doubling down on increasing Android's market share in emerging markets with the creation of 'Android Go,' a version of Android O optimized for lower-specification entry-level Android devices and the bandwidth constraints of local infrastructure where those devices are sold.

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14:48
Twitter gives you more control over how it uses your...

Ever seen Twitter ads that were a little too relevant to your personal tastes? You now have better tools for dealing with them. Twitter has expanded both the control you have over your data inside its mobile apps as well as the amount of insight in...

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14:30
Thoughts On The Apple Mothership: Celebration of the...

Steven Levy has written a stellar article at Wired about his tour of the new Apple campus, Apple Park, aka The Mothership. The focus is on the design details inspired by Steve Jobs and the building as “Steve’s gift.” John read the article and has some follow-on thoughts to offer.


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14:18
Google Assistant for iOS available at the Apple App...

The Google Assistant for iOS is now available at the Apple App Store for free. To get started, press the mic icon or start typing. Some things your Assistant — a Siri competitor — can help with:

Make quick phone calls (e.g. "Call Mom.")
Send text messages (e.g. "Text my bestie.")
Send emails (e.g. "Email your boss the latest TPS report.")
Set reminders (e.g. "Remind me to buy a birthday gift for Sarah.")
Set calendar events (e.g. "Set a calendar event for dinner with Charlie tomorrow from 7-9.")
Play music (e.g. "Play Jazz music on Youtube.")

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14:17
AWT News Update: May 17, 2017

The Google I/O Conference is underway, and surprisingly Apple device owners are showing interest in this year's event thanks to some unique apps that run on iOS. That and other news from today is all here on the AWT News Update podcast:

  • Google Assistant makes it to iOS
  • Jimmy Iovine pretty much puts the nail in the coffin of "free Apple Music" in a recent interview
  • Apple Pay expands to Italy and grows in the US and China
  • Apple is now producing the iPhone SE in India, with sales likely to start this month
  • The US Senate staff has approved a third-party encrypted messaging/calling app for use

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

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14:07
92% of iPhone users likely to upgrade in the next 12...

In a note to clients — as noted by MacRumors — investment banking firm Morgan Stanley 92% of iPhone owners say they're "somewhat likely" or "extremely likely" to upgrade their smartphone in the next 12 months. The loyalty rate, up from 86% a year ago, is based on an April 2017 survey of 1,000 smartphone owners aged 18 and above in the United States.

“It's our belief that a maturing installed base that is accustomed to iOS and increased press around potential new technologies in the upcoming iPhone drove the strong year-over-year increase,” analyst Katy Huberty wrote in the note. “Importantly, the rise in Apple's loyalty rates comes after Samsung, Apple's biggest competitor in the United States, introduced the Galaxy S8, which was available for pre-order starting March 30th. Apple's loyalty rate of 92% dwarfs that of all other vendors, with Samsung garnering a 77% retention rate, followed by LG (59%), Motorola (56%), and...

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13:42
News: Google launches The Google Assistant,...

At Google’s annual Google I/O conference, the company announced several Google product enhancements coming to its iOS offerings, including the release of The Google Assistant, improvements coming to Google Photos, and a new Smart Reply feature for Gmail on iOS. As rumoured earlier this week, Google took the wraps off The Google Assistant today, announcing its availability on any iPhone running iOS 9.1 or later. Google also announced several…

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13:30
Podcast 559: Siri gets company

Apple invests $200 million into Corning for advanced glass manufacture in the U.S., WannaCrypt hit Windows users (but also could affect Macs with Boot Camp or virtual machines), and Siri gets crowded by Alexa and Google Assistant. Susie and Glenn talk that plus research showing an Apple Watch can detect irregular heartbeats 97 percent as well as dedicated medical equipment.

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13:18
About the security content of watchOS 3.1.3

This document describes the security content of watchOS 3.1.3.

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13:17
Crate.io Packs New Features, Services Into DB Upgrade


Crate.io has announced an upgrade to its open source CrateDB, and introduced a commercial version. The database now is available as a managed service as well. CrateDB 2.0 features clustering enhancements and SQL improvements. The enterprise edition adds authentication and authorization features for enhanced security, which are not provided in the open source version. It also includes performance-monitoring tools and support for user-defined query functions to enable more advanced in-database analytics, said Andy Ellicott, CMO at Crate.io.

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13:14
About the security content of macOS Sierra 10.12.2,...

This document describes the security content of macOS Sierra 10.12.2, Security Update 2016-003 El Capitan, and Security Update 2016-007 Yosemite.

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13:13
New mockup photos purport to show final design of...




Photos of a mockup published on Wedesday are claimed to show the finished design of Apple's "iPhone 8," including a vertical twin-lens camera on the rear, and the absence of any physical home button or obvious Touch ID sensor.

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13:10
About the security content of tvOS 10.1

This document describes the security content of tvOS 10.1.

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13:08
About the security content of iOS 10.2

This document describes the security content of iOS 10.2.

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13:05
Here’s what watchOS 4 could learn from the original...

Apple will likely unveil watchOS 4 at WWDC next month which should bring new features and improvements to the Apple Watch. I recently got my hands on an Apple Watch with the original Watch OS software which includes a few things I hope return with watchOS 4…

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13:00
iPhone Scores 92% Loyalty Rate in Recent Survey...

92 percent of iPhone owners that are "somewhat likely" or "extremely likely" to upgrade their smartphone in the next 12 months plan to purchase another iPhone, according to investment banking firm Morgan Stanley.

Apple's loyalty rate, up from 86 percent a year ago, is based on an April 2017 survey of 1,000 smartphone owners aged 18 and above in the United States. It's the iPhone's highest retention rate measured by Morgan Stanley since a record high of 93 percent set in September 2015, when the iPhone 6s launched.

An excerpt from Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty's research note distributed today:It's our belief that a maturing installed base that is accustomed to iOS and increased press around potential new technologies in the upcoming iPhone drove the strong year-over-year increase. Importantly, the rise in Apple's loyalty rates comes after Samsung, Apple's biggest competitor in the United States,...

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12:59
Scooby-Doo, Knight Rider, and A-Team Square Off in...

If you’re of a certain age, one of the single most pressing questions in life is which car would win in an race: Scooby-Doo Mystery Mobile, Knight Rider, The A-Team van, Ghostbusters, or Back to the Future Delorean? Mark Rober, who is well known for his awesome science-related videos, settled the question once and for all with the single most epic Hot Wheels race ever recorded. I won’t give you any spoilers, but I will say you need to turn up your speakers so you can properly take in six minutes of pure awesome.


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12:52
Panic source code stolen

In a case of extraordinarily bad luck, even for a guy that has a lot of bad computer luck, I happened to download HandBrake in that three day window, and my work Mac got pwned.

Long story short, somebody, somewhere, now has quite a bit of source code to several of our apps.

Okay, that’s bad, but there is some good news:

  • There’s no indication any customer information was obtained by the attacker.
  • Furthermore, there’s no indication Panic Sync data was accessed.
  • Finally, our web server was not compromised.

[Via John Gruber]

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12:45
Duet 1.6.4.0 - Use your iPad as an external display.

Duet is the first app that allows you to use your iDevice as an extra display for your Mac using the Lightning or 30-pin cable.

Note: This app requires a $14.99 iOS companion app.



Version 1.6.4.0:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated





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12:28
Google shows notification dots, smart text selection...




Major features of Google's next iteration of Android have been revealed at the I/O developer conference, with "Android O" gaining a Picture-in-Picture mode, notification dots on app icons, and the ability to autofill data within apps, shown alongside improvements to the security and speed of the mobile operating system.

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12:28
ClipGrab 3.6.5 - Download videos from YouTube, Vimeo...

ClipGrab is a free downloader and converter for YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, and many other online video sites.



Version 3.6.5:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.7 or later



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12:25
Apple’s Latest Videos Prove Its Technology Is...

Apple recently pulled the wraps on a new series of advertorial YouTube videos, surrounding the theme of “Designed for.” Jeff Butts explores these videos and how they prove that Apple’s technology truly is designed for everyone.


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12:20
Gmail Smart Reply Comes to iOS

One of the features announced today at Google I/O 2017 is Gmail Smart Reply. It was first released in the web in 2015, as a way to let people send short, canned messages in email, similar to iMessage on the Apple Watch. Andrew Orr tells us it’s finally coming to the Gmail app on iOS.


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12:09
iPhone users can now install the voice-enabled...

The rumors came true: iPhone users will soon be able to tap into the increasingly powerful Google Assistant.

Google announced during its I/O developer conference that its voice-enabled Assistant is coming iOS. The Google Assistant app is able to surface information from Gmail, find videos on YouTube, and perform Google searches. In addition, it's compatible with a bevy of third-party services so you can even get lunch delivered from Panera. Google Assistant for iOS can be installed from the App Store now.

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12:03
Jamf offers ‘Safe Passage’ for organizations...

Jamf has announced a “safe passage” program for schools and organizations considering migrating to the company’s Apple management solutions. Trusted by over 10,000 organizations, including 4,000 K-12 schools, 1,000 universities and over 5,000 businesses, Jamf provides path for customers considering a new mobile device management (MDM) solution.

With a focus on helping organizations succeed with Apple, the company offers a combination of solutions built for specific customer needs, including Jamf Pro, the management standard for the Apple ecosystem, and Jamf Now, on-demand Apple management with no IT required.

Complementing its product portfolio, Jamf also offers migration services, a dedicated support expert for 90 days to ensure a smooth transition, an e-book to help educate customers on the steps involved in migrating MDM solutions and affordable subscription-based pricing. In addition, Jamf provides access to...

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12:00
OneNote helps all students succeed in inclusive...

Today’s post was written by Jameson Lee, assistive technology coordinator of Special Education at the Catholic District School Board in Eastern Ontario.

At the start of the school year, our special education team established the goal to deepen the purposeful use of technology to support struggling students—especially for those with special education needs and disabilities. This goal was based on the belief that all students should have an opportunity to be part of an inclusive learning environment, where diversity is embraced, celebrated and valued by all members of the school community.

To identify specific strategies and tools to improve learning for all students, we needed to prioritize students first and technology tools second. We initially focused our efforts on understanding the needs of our students by digging deeper into their learning profile with careful attention on the students’ individual strengths and abilities. If we approached teaching and...

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11:59
Google adds 'Smart Replies' to Gmail for...




Coming alongside the start of its annual I/O conference, Google is on Wednesday launching an updated Gmail app for iOS and Android, introducing a "Smart Reply" feature based on the company's machine learning technology.

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11:50
Google I/O 2017: Assistant on iOS, Bluetooth...

Google today kicked off its annual I/O developer conference in Mountain View, California, beginning with a keynote where the company announced Google Assistant for iPhone, new Google Home features including the ability to stream Apple Music via Bluetooth, and new photo sharing features in Google Photos.

Google Assistant on iOS

As it was rumored earlier this week, Google today announced that its AI helper Google Assistant is out now for iOS as its own standalone app [Direct Link]. This way, users will be able to chat with Google and gain access to all of its...

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11:48
Two Great Interviews Surface today with Apple's...

Daniel Roth is the editor of LinkedIn, based out of LinkedIn's NYC offices in the Empire State Building. In his role, Roth oversees the global editorial team that handles curation of breaking insights on LinkedIn, creation of original articles and videos and the cultivation of new and top contributors across the site. Today Roth's 'Influencer' interview series continues with Apple's SVP Retail Angela Ahrendts. On a second note, a new interview of Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine has surfaced and it's one the best to date.

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11:22
Google Home updates will provide visual responses on...




Google has revealed a number of updates it will be rolling out to the Google Home connected speaker, with major additions including the device's ability to put responses to queries on a nearby display, such as the user's iPhone, as well as being able to place phone calls from the device itself.

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11:13
Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine defends paid-only...




In an interview published this week, Beats co-founder and Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine raised vocal opposition to the concept of "free" music, simultaneously arguing that if Apple had a free tier like Spotify, it would "have 400 million people on it."

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11:03
Siri the Cyber Security Guard – TMO Daily...

As artificial intelligence systems improve, voice assistants like Siri make take a more active role in protecting our computers and our online activity. John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to look at how Siri may play a bigger part in our personal cyber security, and whether or not that’s something we want.


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11:00
The Week in iOS Accessories and Cases: Pictar gives...

Get a (camera) grip

Image by Rob Schultz/Macworld

This week’s roundup of accessories includes new cases for iPhone and iPad, new crowdfunding projects, and one of our favorite Bluetooth keyboards ever.

Adonit

Image by Adonit

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10:56
Google I/O ’17 roundup: Assistant for iPhone, Google...

Google is kicking off its annual Google I/O developer conference today with the event’s opening keynote presentation and during had several announcements for not just Android but also iOS and Mac users.

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10:43
Apple releases first public beta of iOS 10.3.3

Apple has posted the first public beta of iOS 10.3.3. It contains, as best I can tell, mostly bug fixes and minor tweaks.

If you're not already signed up for the public beta program, you can do so at https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/ . The public beta program is free, but remember: beta software is unfinished software so use with care.

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10:41
Apple posts first public beta of iOS 10.3.3

Apple has posted the first public beta of iOS 10.3.3. It contains, as best I can tell, mostly bug fixes and minor tweaks.

If you're not already signed up for the public beta program, you can do so here. The public beta program is free, but remember: beta software is unfinished software so use with care.

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10:38
Google Assistant coming to iOS

At its I/O 2017 developer conference today, Google announced Google Assistant is coming to iOS as a standalone app, rolling out to the U.S. first. Until now, the only way iPhone users could access Google Assistant was through Allo, the Google messaging app nobody uses.

It’s great that Google Assistant is coming, but the lack of integration with iOS will certainly hurt its chances of being used as much as Siri.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:37
Google Assistant standalone iPhone Siri competitor...




As predicted, Wednesday's tenth I/O conference saw the launch of the Google Assistant voice recognition tool to the iPhone.

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10:32
Google announces Assistant for iPhone at Google I/O

As previously rumored, Google today announced during its I/O developer conference that its Assistant platform is coming to iOS. The virtual assistant will arrive soon as a standalone app for iPhone, initially for users in the US. Previously the Siri competitor was only available through its Allo messaging app and for Android and Google Home devices.

more…

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10:30
Audio Hijack 3.3.3 - Record and enhance audio from...

Audio Hijack (was Audio Hijack Pro) drastically changes the way you use audio on your computer, giving you the freedom to listen to audio when you want and how you want. Record and enhance any audio with Audio Hijack - it's the cornerstone of your digital audio experience.

Audio Hijack will allow you to record any application's audio, from Internet streams to DVD audio and everywhere in between. If your machine can play it, Audio Hijack can record it. And that's not all - Audio Hijack will also enhance any audio, unsing industry-standard VST and AudioUnit audio effects to make your music sound incredible. Record. Enhance. Enjoy!



Version 3.3.3:

New or Improved

  • Instant On has been updated to version 8.4.2, with full support for macOS 10.12 (Sierra) and other small improvements
  • “Amazon Chime”, “Skype for Business”, “QQ”, and “WeChat” are all now supported as VoIP input sources
  • The audio capture backend...
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10:24
Two Easy Tips for Being More Productive on Your Mac

Dr. Mac has been obsessed with personal productivity since time immemorial. He says that while Macs have improved immensely over time, some things haven’t changed much including a pair of tips that appeared in his first book, Dr. Macintosh, way back in 1989, as well as his current book, Working Smarter for Mac Users.


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10:21
Apple makes iOS 10.3.3 beta available to public beta...




A day after the developer release, Apple has made the first public beta available for iOS 10.3.3 for the iPhone and iPad.

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10:13
Gmail for iOS adds Inbox-style ‘Smart Reply’ feature...

Google is today releasing an update for its Gmail mobile apps, iOS included, that introduces a new Smart Reply feature that offers suggested quick reply buttons within emails.

The feature is something Google is bringing over from its Inbox by Gmail and Allo apps where similar functionality was already available. Google says that the feature accounts for around 12% of replies sent in Inbox, for instance.

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10:13
First macOS 10.12.6 public beta rolling out on Mac...

Apple has released the first public beta version of macOS 10.12.6 for users to test without a paid developer account. The update likely focuses on bug fixes and performance improvements ahead of macOS 10.13 later this year.

more…

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10:10
JSON Feed

We — Manton Reece and Brent Simmons — have noticed that JSON has become the developers’ choice for APIs, and that developers will often go out of their way to avoid XML. JSON is simpler to read and write, and it’s less prone to bugs.

Two very smart guys that I respect a lot. I’m going to take a look at this.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:02
Apple releases first iOS 10.3.3 public beta for...

Apple has released the first iOS 10.3.3 public beta for users to test without paid developer accounts. The update likely includes bug fixes and performance improvements as well as new wallpapers discovered only on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro…

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09:57
Jimmy Iovine Says Apple Music Would Have '400...

Apple Music executive and recording industry mogul Jimmy Iovine recently sat down for a wide-ranging interview with Music Business Worldwide, reflecting upon his desire for more people to start paying for music.

The spread of free music has proliferated since the earliest days of the internet, starting with shady peer-to-peer services like Napster and LimeWire and progressing to legal, ad-supported platforms like Spotify and YouTube. Iovine thinks it's wrong, and insists artists should get paid for their work.

However, he admitted that free music is "so technically good" that many people simply aren't willing to pay up. In fact, he said if Apple Music were to offer a free tier like Spotify, it "would have 400 million people on it" and make his job a lot easier. But that's...

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09:56
Apple captures 12% of the Russian smartphone market...

According to the latest research from Counterpoint Research's Market Monitor service, Russia smartphone shipments grew 6% annually during the first quarter (Q1) 2017 but declined 42% sequentially. Apple was the second largest smartphone brand in Russia with a market share of 12% by volume (8% by market share) with the iPhones 5S still capturing a fourth of the company’s shipments.

Samsung and Apple captured a record two-thirds of the smartphone market by value. Samsung led both overall and smartphone segment with market share of 21% and 31%, respectively.

The premium segment (smartphones costing over $600) grew a healthy 143% year-over-year. Apple and Samsung captured over 95% market share in this segment with Apple tallying 81% of those sales.

Almost 52% of the smartphones shipped during Q1 2017 were phablets (display bigger than five inches). This segment grew by almost 50% year-over-year.

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09:48
Mac: Aspyr Media Mafia III

More than half a year after its release, Aspyr Media has brought its action-adventure game Mafia III ($40) to the Mac. The third-person shooter follows Vietnam veteran Lincoln Clay as he uses the skills he learned in war to avenge the deaths of his mob brethren at the hands of the Italian mob. The game features epic gun fights, intense hand-to-hand combat situations, plenty of fast-paced driving and more subtle spoken interactions showing off the main character’s street smarts as Clay attempts to rebuild what he lost and rise to the top of his city’s criminal underworld. The game is large and graphically intensive, requiring some pretty daunting minimum system requirements — a minimum four-core Intel i5 3.2 GHz CPU and an AMD Radeon R9 290X graphics card with at least 2GB of VRAM — so only users with a recent iMac or a mid-2015 or later MacBook Pro can really play it.
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09:43
Deals: 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro w/ AppleCare...




Shoppers this week can save $250 on Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and AppleCare, plus no tax outside NY and NJ. Select electronics are also 20% off on eBay with coupon, including unlocked iPhones. B&H has the lowest price available on LG's UltraWide 34" Thunderbolt monitor at $699 as well.

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09:42
watchOS: Combine Theater Mode With Wake Screen

With the introduction of watchOS 3.2, Apple added a Theater Mode to prevent your Apple Watch from lighting up when you turn your wrist. Instead you have to tap on the screen to activate the screen. You can turn Wake Screen on and off, or you can keep it on and use a tip that Andrew Orr found to save you from poking around in settings.


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09:42
Apple Pay comes to 26 more US banks & credit...




On top of reaching Italy, Apple Pay is now available through 26 more U.S. financial institutions, as well as a single extra card issuer in China.

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09:31
Angela Ahrendts promotes Apple Retail vision,...




In an interview posted on Wednesday, Apple retail head Angela Ahrendts addressed why Apple Retail succeeds where others fail, and how the overnight renovation of some of the smaller retail stores in the U.S. was proposed, and by whom.

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones...

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

TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones...

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09:24
Two-Faced Samsung Magically Claims Global Sales of...

Yesterday ZNet, Appleinsider and others reported that Samsung's Global sales of their new Galaxy S8 smartphone were far blow their Galaxy S4 peak. Hell, even some Korean press reports backed that up. Overnight however, The Korea Times reports that Galaxy S8 sales top 10 million in 3 weeks. So which is it?

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09:11
News: Qualcomm sues Apple suppliers over withholding...

Qualcomm is suing four Apple suppliers over withholding royalties, Reuters reports. The move is the latest in an ongoing battle between Qualcomm and Apple over licensing payments Qualcomm charges for the use of patents the company holds on several integral components used in iPhones. Apple suspended all licensing payments to Qualcomm last month, and Qualcomm’s latest filing goes after Foxconn, Pegatron, Wistron and Compal Electronics for their…

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09:10
f.lux 39.96 - Adjusts the color of your display...

f.lux makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.

Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow? Or wake up ready to write down the Next Great Idea, and get blinded by your computer screen? During the day, computer screens look good - they're designed to look like the sun. But, at 9 p.m., 10 p.m., or 3 a.m., you probably shouldn't be looking at the sun. It's even possible that you're staying up too late because of your computer. You could use f.lux because it makes you sleep better, or you could just use it just because it makes your computer look better.

Tell f.lux what kind of lighting you have, and where you live. Then forget about it. f.lux will do the rest, automatically.

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

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09:00
Transform Data By Example—a Microsoft Garage project...

A common problem facing Excel users is data wrangling—transforming raw data into a different format so that it can be used for further analysis. For many common data domains—such as date-time, addresses, phone numbers and URLs—sophisticated transformation functions and services exist but are locked up in code repositories such as Stack Overflow, .NET and GitHub, or services such as Bing Maps. For Excel users attempting to perform a specific data transformation task, these functions are difficult to find and use.

Transform Data By Example—auto-magic? You decide

Transform Data By Example is an Excel add-in that makes it easy to quickly find relevant transformation functions for a specific data transformation task. All you need to do is provide a few examples of the desired output, and Transform Data By Example automatically returns a ranked list of relevant data transformation functions from the large repository of functions it has crawled and...

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08:57
Archeer A320 Bluetooth Speaker looks great, provides...

At Apple World Today, we get to test a lot of Bluetooth speakers, so it's pretty easy to tell the minute music starts streaming through one whether it has decent sound or if it's destined for the recycle bin. Today's review is of a good looking and LOUD unit from Chinese manufacturer Archeer, the A320 Bluetooth Speaker (US$69.99, Amazon affiliate link). Check out the review, then enter to win this Bluetooth speaker from Archeer.

Design

With rare exceptions, there's not much you can do to disguise the fact that a Bluetooth speaker is...well, a Bluetooth speaker. But at least some of the manufacturers realize that good-looking cases can make a speaker worth putting on a bookshelf or kitchen counter, and that's the case with the A320.

Archeer A320

Bluetooth Speaker

The front of the unit is bamboo wood, nicely finished for a...

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08:53
Apple's iPhone captures 81 percent of premium $...




Russia's smartphone shipments grew 6 percent in the first quarter of 2017, but premium smartphones (over $600) in the country grew by 143 percent over the previous year, and Apple captured 81 percent of those sales.

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08:48
HPE Unveils Huge Single-Memory Computer Prototype


HPE on Tuesday introduced the world's largest single-memory computer as part of The Machine, its research project into memory-driven computing. The computer has 160 T-bytes of memory, and HPE expects the architecture to allow memory to scale up to 4.096 yottabytes. The memory is spread across 40 physical nodes that are interconnected using a high-performance fabric protocol. The computer runs on an optimized Linux-based operating system running ThunderX2, Cavium's flagship second-generation dual socket-capable ARMv8-A workload optimized SoC.

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08:30
Apple Pay Has Expanded to Italy

You can now support Apple Pay for your customers in Italy, providing an easy and secure way for them to pay within your apps and websites with a single touch.

Learn more about Apple Pay.

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08:30
Apple Pay Has Expanded to Italy

You can now support Apple Pay for your customers in Italy, providing an easy and secure way for them to pay within your apps and websites with a single touch.

Learn more about Apple Pay.

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08:25
Apple preparing new euro bond sale to fund capital...




Apple is preparing a new bond sale in euros, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing by the company, though many of the details are still guarded.

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08:18
Amazon refreshes Fire tablet lineup, cuts price of...




Amazon is continuing its recent string of hardware announcements by refreshing its tablet line, with design and power efficiency improvements made to the Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 accompanied by Kids Edition models of both tablets, and the expansion of the Alexa voice assistant on the tablets from the United States to units shipped to the United Kingdom.

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08:08
News: Apple begins production of iPhone SE in India

In a statement to The Wall Street Journal, Apple confirmed it has started production of the iPhone SE in Bangalore and plans to start shipping the devices to customers in India this month. Sources close to the production said the first handsets could hit store shelves as early as this week, although it’s unclear how much the phones will cost. Indian government officials say they’re hopeful the final price will land somewhere near $200,…

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08:07
Retail chief Angela Ahrendts talks ‘Today at Apple’...

Apple Retail chief Angela Ahrendts has appeared in a video interview promoting the new Today at Apple initiative launching at Apple Stores this week. In the discussion with LinkedIn’s Daniel Roth, Ahrendts talks about her approach to leading Apple Retail to success when some retailers are struggling. Included in the video are some interesting numbers like Apple’s employee retention rate and even how many beacons were just installed overnight as part of the Today at Apple effort.

more…

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08:00
Former Starbucks Worker Says Attending Apple's...

Apple's first iOS Developer Academy opened in Naples, Italy last October, providing 200 students with practical skills and experience to help turn their app ideas into reality and bring them to market on the App Store.

One of those students is a young Neapolitan man named Luigi, who left Naples for the United Kingdom to find a technology job, but was enticed to return to the city upon hearing about Apple's Developer Academy.

The Independent says after Luigi applied for the academy, he left his job at Starbucks so that he could study properly. He felt it was a risky...

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08:00
A premium lifetime subscription to Disconnect VPN/...

Everybody wants a piece of you; that personal information that's so important to online retailers, search engine providers, advertisers and even hackers. Web tracking is usually quite innocuous, but sometimes it can be an undesired intrusion into your life. Disconnect provides you with a way to block those trackers, speeding your mobile internet connections and reducing data usage. Throw in VPN technology to encrypt your internet traffic, and Disconnect has you covered. We've got a lifetime subscription to this service for $49.

What all does Disconnect do for...

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07:33
New Court Filing Details Qualcomm Suing Apple's...

The legal wranglings between Apple and Qualcom have been going on all year as noted in our list of actions noted at the bottom of our report. Today, Qualcomm begins a new chapter in their legal fight with Apple by suing four of Apple's key iPhone suppliers. Our report covers Qualcomm's press release and a Scribd document of the actual court filing against Apple's iPhone suppliers.

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07:25
Mellel 3.5.3 - The word processor for scholars,...

Mellel is the leading word processor for OS X and has been widely considered the industry standard since its inception. Mellel focuses on writers and scholars for technical writing and multilingual word processing. It offers special tools to help you write and organize long documents easily. If you need multilingual support or are writing bi-directional text, Mellel is just the thing for you: Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, and Syriac never looked better on a Mac. Even if you don't need all the bells and whistles, Mellel is still the right choice for you: clean, stable, and easy to use.



Version 3.5.3:

  • Fixed an issue that caused the text to scroll to the top of the document when invoking "Replace Styles"
  • Fixed an issue that caused Mellel to sometime enter a state where it would fail to show palettes in full screen when invoking "toggle palettes" or when choosing individual palettes in the windows menu
  • Fixed an issue that...
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07:23
macOS: Getting Rid of the Windows EFI Boot Entry

When you delete a Windows partition, but don’t use Boot Camp Assistant to remove the installation, something pesky gets left behind. In this Quick Tip, Jeff Butts shows how to delete the leftover EFI Boot entry from when you dual-booted between macOS and Windows.


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07:22
iPhone messaging app Signal wins approval for use by...




The U.S. Senate has quietly approved Signal, an encrypted messaging app for iPhone and Android, for use by the government body's staff.

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07:22
L.A. law firm sues Apple for the second time in less...

Another day, another lawsuit. Gustafson Nicolai, a Los Angeles-based law firm, has filed its second lawsuit against Apple in less than a month over an “exploding” iPhone. 

The new lawsuit was filed May 12, 2017, in the San Jose Courthouse near Apple's Cupertino, California, headquarters.  Gustafson Nicolai previously filed suit on April 20, 2017, against Apple and AT&T in Los Angeles Superior Court. 

Both lawsuits set forth claims for “general negligence and products liability in connection with iPhone 6 devices overheating, exploding, and causing significant burns to Plaintiffs' bodies, as well as other injuries and suffering.” The lawsuits seek damages for, among other things, wage loss, loss of use of property, hospital and medical expenses, mental and emotional suffering and anguish, general damage, property damage, and loss of earning capacity. In both cases, the plaintiffs seek punitive and exemplary damages. 

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07:20
News: Apple launches new site for Today at Apple...

Apple has launched its Today at Apple website to support the company’s new educational programs, allowing users to select their local Apple Store and see which programs are available. The site provides the ability to sort by date and type of training, and adds in results from nearby Apple Stores to expand the range of programs that users can select. Clicking on the Details button attached to any event provides a brief description of the training…

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07:00
Qualcomm Sues Apple Contract Manufacturers

Qualcomm on Wednesday sued the manufacturers that make iPhones for Apple for failing to pay royalties on the chip maker's technology, widening its legal battle with the world's most valuable company. Qualcomm's lawsuit, filed Wednesday in a federal district court in San Diego, accuses Compal, Foxconn, Pegatron, and Wistron of breaching longstanding patent-licensing agreements with Qualcomm by halting royalty payments on Qualcomm technology used in iPhones and iPads. From a report: Apple sued Qualcomm in January, accusing it of overcharging for chips and refusing to pay some $1 billion in promised rebates. Qualcomm said in the complaint that Apple is trying to force the company to agree to a "unreasonable demand for a below-market direct license." Qualcomm said last month that Apple had decided to withhold royalty payments to its contract manufacturers that are owed to the chipmaker, for sales made in the first quarter of 2017, until the dispute is resolved in court. "While not...

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06:54
Sal Soghoian Launches CMD-D: Masters of Automation...

Sal Soghoian, who is the master of automation on the Mac, is hosting his own conference called CMD-D: Masters of Automation Conference. The day-long event will cover AppleScript, Automator, JavaScript for Automation, Workflow, and more.


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06:51
News: Apple Pay goes live in Italy

Italy has become the 15th country to adopt Apple Pay, supporting Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards issued by Carrefour and UniCredit backs as well as Boon prepaid cards. Apple also recently added a German translation of its Apple Pay guide to it website, but negotiations in that country are apparently not going well according to iPhone Ticker, with banks pushing back against the fees Apple demands from them when customers use the service....

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06:49
Sonnet launches SF3Series — CFast 2.0 Pro Card Reader

Sonnet Technologies (www.sonnettech.com) has launched the SF3 Series — CFast 2.0 Pro Card Reader, the first in a new family of professional media readers that feature a 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 interface.

The Sonnet reader employs dual card slots to take advantage of the bandwidth Thunderbolt 3 offers. The CFast 2.0 Pro Reader van ingest files simultaneously from two cards at concurrent data transfer speeds up to 1,000 MB/s — more than double the average ingest speed of USB 3.0 card readers, says Sonnet CEO Robert Farnsworth.

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06:37
Trailer shows upcoming Futurama mobile game ‘...

When Futurama creator Matt Groening talked about the upcoming iOS and Android game back in February, he teased that it will effectively contain some entirely new episodes.

We’re gonna sneak some more Futurama episodes in there on whatever device people are gonna be using.

The company has now released a trailer showing that the game will indeed live up to this promise …

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06:36
AKVIS releases OilPaint 6.0 for macOS

AKVIS (www.akvis.com) has released AKVIS OilPaint 6.0, and update of the photo-to painting software for macOS and Winows. The new version offers users the freedom to generate abstract style paintings full of shapes and color.

On the Mac platform, the software requires macOS 10.7 or higher. The product is available as a standalone application and as a Photoshop plugin filter.

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06:28
Apple Pay expands to over two dozen more banks...

In addition to launching in Italy through three banks, Apple Pay is continuing to complete its roll out in the United States. More than two dozen new institutions around the United States join Apple Pay plus one new addition in Mainland China. You can find the latest banks to join Apple Pay’s growing list below.

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06:28
News: Apple releases betas for iOS 10.3.3, tvOS 10.2...

Yesterday Apple released developer betas for iOS 10.3.3, tvOS 10.2.2, and watchOS 3.2.3. The betas include minor updates and bug fixes, but Apple seems to be saving its big updates for iOS 11, expected to be debuted next month and WWDC before landing on devices whenever Apple’s new iPhones are released later this year....

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06:25
Apple ordered to turn over docs on unreleased...

Apple must turn over documents requested by Nokia that disclose details of unreleased iPhones and iPads, a U.S. International Trade Commission judge has ruled in a patent infringement probe, saying Apple is "not unique" in its desire to keep future products under wraps, reports Law360.

Nokia is suing Apple in Germany and the U.S. for (what else?) patent infringement.

"Since agreeing (to) a license covering some patents from the Nokia Technologies portfolio in 2011, Apple has declined subsequent offers made by Nokia to license other of its patented inventions which are used by many of...

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06:20
Apple commences iPhone SE production in India with...




Apple has finally started to assemble iPhones in India, the Cupertino company has confirmed, with local manufacturing partners said to have commenced production of the iPhone SE earlier this month, and initial shipments for domestic customers expected to take place within the next few weeks.

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06:19
Qualcomm sues four of Apple's iPhone suppliers

Another day, another lawsuit. Qualcomm has filed a complaint against Foxconn Technology, Pegatron, Wistron, and Compal — all Apple contract manufacturers for making iPhones— for not paying royalties, reports Reuters.

"While not disputing their contractual obligations to pay for the use of Qualcomm's inventions, the manufacturers say they must follow Apple's instructions not to pay," Qualcomm said in a statement.

Per Reuters, Apple has agreed to indemnify the manufacturers for any damages resulting from breaching their agreements with Qualcomm, the chipmaker said in the complaint filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.

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06:11
Apple starts domestic production of the iPhone SE in...

The Wall Street Journal says Apple has confirmed that its manufacturing partners in India have started domestic production of the iPhone SE. Previously, Apple produced most of its smartphones iPhones in China with a few older models assembled in Brazil.

The Cupertino, California-based company has tapped Taiwan's Wistron Corp. to put together the smartphones in the tech capital of Bangalore in Karnataka, said Priyank Kharge, the state's IT minister.

“Apple’s iPhones will be made in Bangalore and all devices will be targeted at the domestic market,” said Kharge, IT minister for Karnataka, of which Bangalore is the capital. Kharge said the state will help Apple if it decides to turn to other contract manufacturers in the region. “We did not discuss any other incentives,” he said.

Getting a foothold in India has been a challenge for Apple. The...

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06:09
∞ Fidget spinner on bass

[VIDEO] Pretty good technique all the way around. Video embedded in main Loop post.

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06:07
Apple Engineers Invented a Different Kind of Pizza...

Mark Doutt, Sr. Manager, Packaging Engineer, is one of the inventors noted on an Apple design patent for a 'Container' that was published by the U.S. Patent Office (USPTO) back in December 2016. Who could have guessed it was for a Pizza Container?

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06:07
Apple plans laptop upgrades to take on Microsoft

Mark Gurman and Alex Webb, Bloomberg:

Apple Inc. plans to announce an update to its laptop lineup at an annual conference for app developers in early June, a move that could help offset new competition from Microsoft Corp. as well as declining iPad sales.

Apple is planning three new laptops, according to people familiar with the matter. The MacBook Pro will get a faster Kaby Lake processor from Intel Corp., said the people, who requested anonymity to discuss internal planning. Apple is also working on a new version of the 12-inch MacBook with a faster Intel chip. The company has also considered updating the aging 13-inch MacBook Air with a new processor as sales of the laptop, Apple’s cheapest, remain surprisingly strong, one of the people said.

Not sure why Microsoft is so heavily featured in this article. This makes it sound like Apple is reacting to a threat, as opposed to simply taking advantage of new processors to update the Mac line, spur sales.

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