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Tuesday February 21

04:30
The Slate Mobile LapDesk is like having a portable...

The great thing about using a laptop is that it’s easy to work anywhere — at least in theory. I’m using a 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. When I’m away from my desk, balancing it on my lap is awkward (and can make my legs a little toasty). Enter the $100 Slate Mobile LapDesk from iSkelter.

Not only does it make life more convenient and more comfortable, when I want to use the Mac laptop on the couch or in bed, it has room for a mouse, the external hard drive that my iTunes library is stored on, and my iPhone. With it, I’m ready to rock and roll — which usually means working on Apple World Today articles.

The Slate Mobile LapDesk is ergonomically designed. Its mousepad balances to the right and the laptop is centered, facing your body. It’s like having a small, portable desk to accompany your portable computer.

The Slate Mobile LapDesk is cut from a block of pure bamboo. It’s lightweight (3.4 pounds...

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04:24
A Prairie HomeKit Companion: Fine Tuning with the...

Apple’s Home app is easy to use, but an older app with the same name gives you more control over your HomeKit home automation.

 

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04:10
In Irish tax appeal, Apple accuses European...

The European Courts of Justice has now published Apple’s appeal against a European Commission ruling that it must pay Ireland €13B ($13.7B) in underpaid tax. Apple accuses the EC of ‘fundamental errors’ in its interpretation of the facts and lays out no fewer than 14 different objections.

Apple’s appeal document is best described as an aggressive defence …

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04:05
Sparkle 2.1.0 - $79.99

Sparkle will change your mind if you thought building websites wasn't for you. Sparkle is the intuitive site builder that lets you create sites for your online portfolio, team or band pages, or business and clients. Skip the tedium and design a gorgeous site that works right out of the box. Sparkle turns your design into a live site on the fly, no coding and no jargon. You don’t need to know about code or other web programming concepts: Sparkle makes sites happen.

With Sparkle you:

  • Create landing pages in a matter of minutes--test your ideas quickly
  • Focus your attention on content and layout
  • Quickly iterate on fully functional site designs

Features

  • Quickly add galleries, video, audio, maps, social buttons, and downloadable files
  • Web fonts, retina graphics and delightful animations for stunning output quality
  • Visual contact form creation
  • Default wireframe look to share your...
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04:00
How to manage windows on the macOS Sierra Desktop

It’s easy to manage windows on the macOS Sierra Desktop. The Desktop is the area behind the windows and the Dock; it isn’t a window, yet it acts like one.

When you open an app or the Finder, it opens a window on the Desktop. Only one app at a time is active; the menu bar shows the name of the active app.

Some apps, such as Safari or Mail, let you open multiple windows or different types of windows at the same time. macOS provides several ways to manage open apps and windows—for example, you can merge an app’s open windows into one tabbed window.

To move a window, drag it by its title bar to where you want it. To align windows, drag a window close to another one.as the window nears the other one, it aligns without overlapping. 

You can position multiple windows adjacent to each other. To make adjacent windows the same size, drag the edge you want to resize—as it nears the edge of the adjacent window, it aligns with the edge and stops.

When you have...

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03:44
Apple Wins Patent for Next-Gen Force Sensors for...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 58 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's invention of adding new force sensors to the Apple Pencil body. The stylus may have input-output devices such as buttons, may have force sensors to detect tip and eraser press events. It may offer zoom and scrolling features via touch sensors and more.

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03:30
On the hunt for Pokémon Go's 80-plus new...

It finally happened: more than 80 new monsters have been added to Pokémon Go in the app's latest update. They’re wandering the world map in droves, breathing new life into a game that has gradually lost player interest since its overwhelming debut las summer.

Remember what it was like to play the game when it first launched back in July? True, you’re less likely to find crowds of people hovering around Poké Stops or gyms these days, but what this update has returned to the game, just like when it first debuted, is the joy of discovery.

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03:00
The Morning After: Tuesday February 21 2017

If you thought the Galaxy Note 7 saga was over -- we wish it was -- you'd be wrong. Samsung might bring refurbished devices back. Kind of. We also toured the New York Toy Fair for its high-tech toys and games, and fell in love with PS4-exclusive Hori...

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02:46
European Commission Made 'Fundamental Errors...

Apple has claimed that the European Commission made "fundamental errors" when it ruled last year that the company owed Ireland 13 billion euros ($13.7 billion) in unpaid taxes plus interest.

Apple appealed the commission's decision in December, but on Monday the company published a piece in the Official Journal of the European Union detailing 14 pleas in law to support its action, according to The Irish Times.

The European Commission argues that Irish revenue commissioners gave Apple unfair advantage between 1991 and 2007 by allowing the company to move income from the European market through two "non-resident" head office subsidiaries based in Ireland.

Apple and the Irish government, which has...

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02:19
Rumors about March Apple Event for iPhone SE and...

Rumors about an Apple media event in March got serious this week with a story from Japanese site Mac Otakara. According to the story, Apple will hold a media event in March—in keeping with last year—where the company will introduce a new iPhone SE and new iPad models.


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01:56
Apple Granted a Patent for Possible Future Avatar...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 58 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's invention relating to advanced creation and editing tools for Avatars.

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01:39
Samsung will showcase C-Lab's AR and VR...

Samsung will exhibit four new augmented and virtual reality projects out of the C-Lab program at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. C-Lab or Creative Lab is the chaebol's in-house initiative that gives employees time off to work on their...

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01:26
Apple Granted a Touch ID Patent Relating to its...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 58 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover one of Apple's original Touch ID inventions. Apple granted patent 9,577,318 notes that "The fingerprint sensor may be coupled to a button member in a button ...

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00:20
Images and retail listing of Sonos 'Playbase...

It looks like Sonos is about to release a new home entertainment speaker system, judging by a deleted B&H Listing (via article on Zatz Not Funny), a tweet and an FCC listing. Reportedly called the Playbase, it appears to be a flat soundbar that,...

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Monday February 20

23:25
Samsung will reportedly sell 'refurbished...

Even though Samsung has established a cause for those Galaxy Note 7 flare-ups, the device's story is not over. Korean outlet Hankyung reports that the company will sell the "refurbished" phones, but with smaller, less-explodey batteries inside. It do...

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23:00
Amazon's Fire TV Stick with Alexa is hitting...

The latest iteration of Amazon's Fire TV Stick, first launched in the US last October, is finally UK-bound. While the little streaming dongle still won't admit 4K is a thing, it boasts a quad-core processor that Amazon says makes it 30 percent faster...

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21:53
Editorial: Uncertainties of a dysfunctional American...




Shares of Apple are currently trading at an all time high, in a bull market rally that recently-elected U.S. President Trump has frequently taken credit for. However, stock market gains--including Apple's--appear to driven primarily by favorable earnings reports from the December quarter. The economic future of Apple--and the U.S. overall--is less certain, given risks related to infrastructure investment, taxes, currency valuations, immigration restrictions and travel bans under the new administration.

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20:59
Bookends 12.7.9 - Reference management and...

Bookends is a full-featured bibliography/reference and information-management system for students and professionals.

  • Bookends uses the cloud to sync reference libraries on all the Macs you use. Access the power of Bookends directly from Mellel, Nisus Writer Pro, or MS Word (including Word 2016): Bookends allows you to scan your existing word-processor files and automatically generate finished manuscripts with properly formatted bibliographies. You can also scan Apple Pages '08, '09, and 5, Manuscripts.app, and LibreOffice/OpenOffice 4 files, or RTF files saved from any word processor.
  • Bookends allows you to share your references over the Internet with anyone, on any platform. And with Bookends, you can directly search and import references from...
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20:59
Dash 4.0.0 - Instant search and offline access to...

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

Features

  • Documentation Browser Features
    • Offline Documentation: iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, Swift, Man Pages, .NET Framework, ActionScript, Akka, Android, AngularJS, Angular.dart, Ansible, Apache, Appcelerator Titanium, AppleScript, Arduino, Backbone, Bash, Boost, Bootstrap, Bourbon, Bourbon Neat, C, C++, CakePHP, Cappuccino, Chai, Chef, Clojure, CMake, Cocos2D, Cocos2D-X, CodeIgniter, CoffeeScript, ColdFusion, Common Lisp, Compass, Cordova, Corona, CSS, D3.js, Dart, Django, Dojo Toolkit, Drupal, ElasticSearch, Elixir, Emacs Lisp, Ember.js, Emmet.io, Erlang, Express.js, Expression Engine, ExtJS, Flask, Font Awesome, Foundation, GLib, Go, Grails, Groovy, Grunt, Haml, Haskell, HTML, Jade, Jasmine, Java SE, Java...
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20:59
TrailRunner 3.8.834 - Route planning for hiking,...

TrailRunner is the perfect companion for runners, bikers, hikers, and all people wandering under the sky. Plan routes on a geographical map. Import GPS or workout recordings and journalize your activities in a diary.

Features

  • View maps and elevation data from Internet mapping services like USGS topo maps
  • Import GPS recordings from Trails, iTrail and 321Run for iPhone
  • Import workouts from the Nike + iPod Sport Kit
  • Import tracks and workouts from GPS fitness devices like the Garmin ForeRunner or Garmin Edge
  • Import/Export TCX, GPX, and KML files
  • Describe favorite tracks and rate them with iTunes stars
  • Plan routes interactively or automatically for a given distance
  • Export route directions onto your iPod
  • Journalize workouts in a diary, see your progress in a history chart
  • Publish a WebLog to MobileMe

Note: While the software is...

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20:44
New Horizons scientists want to redefine what...

Alan Stern and his fellow New Horizons scientists really want Pluto to become a full-fledged planet again. The principal investigator of NASA's mission to Pluto, along with a few members of his team, want to change the definition of planets. Accordin...

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19:58
Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro out of stock as...




With Apple rumored to refresh its iPad line at a special event in March, the company's website is reflecting stockouts of all 12.9-inch iPad Pro models, with both online and brick-and-mortar stores showing availability estimates pushed back by 2 to 3 weeks.

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19:30
Apple Files 14-Point Appeal Against European...

An anonymous reader shares an AppleInsider report: Apple has filed its appeal with the European court of appeals, all declaring that the European Commission's decision to levy $14 billion in taxes on Apple on behalf of the EU is erroneous, against the rule of law, and should be stricken. The 14 points of appeal introduced by Apple on Monday challenge the European Commission (EC) on several fronts. Primarily, Apple contests that the Cork, Ireland, headquarters of Apple's European wing was properly set up, in accordance with all regulations and laws. Additionally, other apparent accounting blunders by the EC while making its decision were brought up as well. Apple points out that the taxable income attributed to the Ireland branch was misapplied, giving more weight to the Irish operation than it should, and that back taxes were being applied to worldwide profits.

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19:23
Claim your Nintendo Switch online account name right...

We're a little over a week away from Nintendo releasing its next console, the Switch, and the company is prepping the launchpad. If you want to secure your Nintendo Account user ID for the system, now's the time to do so. Apparently, this replaces th...

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18:34
As ‘unlimited’ plans make a return, how much data do...

Over the weekend, I broke down all of the details and differences between the new unlimited data plans being offered by the four major United States carriers. Of course, as I and many others were quick to point out, these plans aren’t technically unlimited as once you hit a certain amount of data, you may be throttled.

This made me wonder, how much data do you use on average per month?

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18:13
Uber CEO reveals details on sexual harassment...

A former Uber engineer's blog post that blew up online did more than just shame the company into finally investigating her long-ignored sexual harassment allegations. It has also forced the ride-sharing service to take a look at its diversity numbers...

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17:08
'Rogue Legacy' studio returns with a retro...

The developer behind hit indie game Rogue Legacy has a new title coming in 2017: Full Metal Furies. The teaser trailer shows off a brawler with a retro aesthetic, four unique classes of female protagonists, and a serious sense of humor.

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16:38
Julian Assange 'happy' about the rise of...

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is taking time out from hiding in the Ecuadorian embassy in London to sing the praises of fake news. He appeared via satellite at a Q&A in Sydney, Australia this weekend, where he defended his organization and pai...

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16:24
Game of Thrones ‘A Dance with Dragons’ iBooks...

Apple’s iBooks Store added the Enhanced Edition of George R.R. Martin’s A Dance with Dragons over the weekend. It will ship on March 30th, and includes new artwork, an expanded glossary, more information about the houses, maps, and more.


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15:53
Internet troll's book deal is rescinded

Just a couple of months after announcing a book deal for Milo Yiannopolous -- an internet figure most well-known for being banned from Twitter due to harassment focused on actress Leslie Jones -- Simon & Shuster has apparently had second thoughts...

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15:49
Apple shares four new 'One Night' ads...




Apple on Monday shared a series of four short commercial spots featuring the low-light photo capture capabilities of iPhone 7, with the ads taking viewers on a trip through a sampling of nighttime scenes, from New York to Johannesburg.

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15:40
Apple Shares Four New 'One Night on iPhone 7...

As part of its ongoing "Shot on iPhone" advertising campaign highlighting the iPhone's camera, Apple today uploaded four videos that belong to its new "One Night" series.

Each of the 15 second ads features a compilation of photos and videos captured on a single night in New York, Johannesburg, Shanghai, and Tokyo and set to music.

Designed to showcase the low-light capabilities of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, all of the photos and videos in the One Night campaign were taken on November 5, 2016 in different places around the world.

Last week, Apple uploaded a one minute compilation video featuring much of the same footage, but today's videos show more of the individual photos and videos taken in each different location.

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15:37
Piloted hoverbike redefines 'dangerous'

Good news: a private company has developed a manned hoverbike you may well fly one day. Only... you might not want to. Startup company Hoversurf is teasing the Scorpion-3, an electric quadcopter bike that offers both automated and manual control....

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15:32
Apple’s newest iPhone 7 ‘One Night’ ads focus on low...

Hot on the heels of a report claiming that Apple was shifting its ad focus to more regional campaigns, the company has shared four new videos on its YouTube channel, each focused on a specific city. All of the new videos are apart of the “One Night” series that the company had previously unveiled.

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15:22
Apple Daily Report for February 20, 2017

The AWT News Update is on hiatus while my compadre, Steve, takes a trip. In its place, I’ll offer a text-only (no podcast) summary of breaking stories with a tip o’ my hat to my former website, Apple Daily Report.

Apple has filed its appeal with the European court of appeals, all declaring that the European Commission's decision to levy $14 billion in taxes on Apple on behalf of the EU is erroneous, against the rule of law, and should be stricken.

Apple has added complete translations and custom explainer graphics to Apple Pay support documents on its regional websites in German and Italy, suggesting the payments service might soon launch in those countries. 

Password manager 1Password for Mac has been failing to...

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15:13
TIME: Apple has no interest in an Amazon Echo-like...

Last May it was reported that Apple was working on "an Amazon Echo-like device with a speaker and microphone that people can use to turn on music, get news headlines or set a timer” that will be powered by Siri, its personal digital assistant. However, now TIME says Apple isn’t building an Amazon Echo rival.

“After talking with Apple executives, I've come away with the impression that they're more interested in turning Siri into an omnipresent AI assistant across devices, rather than designing a single device specifically to serve as a Siri machine,” Tim Bajarin writes. “Apple is also very interested in positioning Siri as a control hub for smart home devices, as evidenced by a recent and impressive HomeKit demo I observed.”

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15:13
AI turns Game Boy Camera photos into decent shots

Many people have fond memories of using the Game Boy Camera, but to call its low-resolution black-and-white shots "photos" would be... generous. Don't tell that to Roland Meertens, though. He recently devised a neural network that turns Game Boy Ca...

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15:09
Apple updates German and Italian Apple Pay support...




Apple recently added complete translations and custom explainer graphics to Apple Pay support documents on its regional websites in German and Italy, suggesting the payments service might soon launch in those countries.

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14:53
Returning to U.S. With iPhone? What Are Your Rights?

When returning to the U.S. from travel, border agents may select you for various reasons for a more detailed questioning. Your smartphone may be requested. You may be asked to unlock it for agents to inspect. What are your rights in this case?  Two interesting articles at The New York Times and ars technica go into considerable legal detail about what might happen if you refuse to cooperate. The links and more are on page 2 of Friday’s Particle Debris.


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14:46
Apple Pay comes to new Australian banks as Apple’s...

Apple Pay has slowly been making its way around the world, but there are still a variety of countries where the service hasn’t launched. Today, however, Polish website iMagazine discovered a handful of hints on Apple’s website that suggest Apple Pay may soon be coming to Germany and Italy.

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14:42
Crowdsourced research predicts what molecules smell...

As of now, the only way to tell how something smells is to actually take a sniff. That is to say, there's no observable, scientific measure we know of that can predict how we'll perceive a specific odor. In comparison, things are a little more cut an...

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14:24
Apple's files 14-point appeal against European...




Apple has filed its appeal with the European court of appeals, all declaring that the European Commission's decision to levy $14 billion in taxes on Apple on behalf of the EU is erroneous, against the rule of law, and should be stricken.

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14:13
Report: Apple might be revamping its iPad lineup in...

Japanese website Macotakara reports that Apple's upcoming March event will see the release of a new line of iPad Pros as well as 128GB iPhone SE and a new bright red color choice for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. The company is expected to unveil iPad Pro...

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14:06
How to print from your iPhone and iPad with or...

Whether you’ve just gotten your first iPhone or iPad or have had iOS devices for a long time and need a quick refresher, it’s useful to know how to print directly from your device. Read on for a couple of options to easily print directly from iPhone and iPad.

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13:50
How to disable word predictions on the MacBook Pro...




Students who own Apple's new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar may not be able to use its dynamic function row in public examinations as industry officials believe its integrated predictive text feature and other capabilities could give them an unfair advantage. Here's how to disable it.

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13:48
Hidden Folks is the Whimsically Fun Hidden Object...

My free time over the weekend was taken up by a new iPhone and iPad game that just came out called Hidden Folks, so now I’m ruining your productivity, too. It’s a clever hidden object game with it’s own charm thanks to the hand-drawn graphics and sound effects that are clearly some guy who decided his mouth is a complete foley studio. His ba-doo-be-doop, skrintch, and pop sounds are important to the game, as are the little animations. Tapping objects triggers actions sounds and actions. Sometimes that’s clearing away a bush or moving a boat, and can reveal the elusive objects and characters you need to find. Hidden Folks is great for a quick diversion or a couple hours exploring new levels. You can get it for your iPhone and iPad at Apple’s App Store for US$3.99.


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13:45
The Simon Optix headset gave me a headache

The classic game of Simon is a test of memory and reflexes. How long a sequence can you remember, and how fast can you repeat it? The new Optix headset turns it into a test of stamina as well: How long can you stand having flashing lights directly in...

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13:31
macOS Sierra: Delete And Reinstall 1Password To...

Agilebits announced that 1Password users were getting an error message when trying to start the app. This error is due to the expiration of the developer certificate this past Saturday. The company knew the certificate was expiring but didn’t realize it would cause an issue with the software.


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13:23
Review: Sony’s XAV-AX100 CarPlay receiver pairs...

Sony XAV-AX100 is the company’s first aftermarket receiver that works with Apple CarPlay. Priced competitively at $499, XAV-AX100 features a 6.4-inch resistive touch display that rivals larger capacitive touch screens in quality. Sony has also integrated CarPlay in better ways than other aftermarket receivers available so far. Read on for our full review…

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13:10
Hyundai chooses efficiency over range with its new...

Hyundai has been dragging its feet. Hybrid technology has been on the road for over a decade and the Korean automaker is only now catching up with its own dedicated Ioniq brand (a hybrid Sonata has been available for a while). But, instead of just dr...

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13:05
TMO Background Mode: Interview with Open Source...

Jordan Hubbard, the co-founder of FreeBSD, spent a dozen years at Apple bringing coherence to the UNIX core of Mac OS X. Apple calls it macOS today, but in the early years, there were lots of rough spots integrating the partly FreeBSD core into a viable consumer Mac OS X. Jordan was also instrumental in modernizing Mac OS X with features like MacPorts, Launchd, Grand Central Dispatch and application sandboxing. Today, his work complete at Apple, Jordan is an open source developer. We talked about the early development of Mac OS X derived from NeXT and even the earliest BSD origins. Along the way, we also chatted about Jordan’s childhood memories as an 8-year old being an electronics geek with Radio Shack as his Mecca. If you love macOS, don’t miss this insightful historical tour.


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12:42
The sequel to 'Alto's Adventure'...

Last week, Snowman -- developer of beloved snowboarding game Alto's Adventure -- announced that its next game, Where Cards Fall, would be out this fall. However, we're going to get another game from the studio before that. Alto's Odyssey, the sequel...

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12:32
Hands-on with the Dart-C: a compact 65W charger that...

Finsix, the company behind the Dart-C charger, claims that it’s got the world’s smallest laptop charger and after going hands-on with one of the units, it’s hard to argue against that claim.

The Dart-C is indeed one of the more petite laptops chargers that I’ve ever seen. The 13-inch MacBook Pro charger is already relatively diminutive, but the Dart-C is considerably more compact than the stock MacBook charger. Have a look at our brief hands-on video walkthrough as we take the Dart-C for a test drive. more…

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12:26
macOS Sierra 10.12.4 third developer's beta now...




In addition to betas for iOS, tvOS, and watchOS, Apple on Monday also deployed its third developer-centric beta of macOS 10.12.4 with Night Shift, and other bug fixes.

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12:11
Apple Seeds Third macOS Sierra 10.12.4 Beta to...

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming macOS Sierra 10.12.4 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the second macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta and just under a month after releasing macOS Sierra 10.12.3.

The third macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta is available for download through the Apple Developer Center or the software update mechanism in the Mac App Store for those who have previously installed a beta.

macOS Sierra 10.12.4 brings iOS's Night Shift mode to the Mac for the first time. First introduced on iOS devices with iOS 9.3, Night Shift is designed to gradually shift the display of a device from...

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12:11
Microsoft's next-gen HoloLens reportedly won...

If you've been hoping for a cheaper, smaller HoloLens to come out soon, you might be disappointed. Microsoft-focused news site Thurrott reports that the company is eschewing a more incremental follow-up device in favor of something with significant u...

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12:10
The World’s Worst Cocktail: The Alexa Martini

Speaking of martinis, out of curiosity I tried asking my Amazon Echo “How do you make a martini?” The answer was appalling:

“The martini is a cocktail made with 1 part gin and 6 parts vermouth.”

Those of you who enjoy a martini know that that recipe is backwards, and would make for a truly wretched drink — the International Bartenders Association standard recipe for a dry martini calls for 6 parts gin to 1 part vermouth. If anything, many martini aficionados prefer less vermouth than the IBA recipe.

Given the same query, Siri tells you (rather ungrammatically) “The main ingredient in martini (cocktail) is gin”, and points you to Wikipedia, which offers the IBA...

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12:09
Apple rolling out macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta 3 for Mac

Apple is rolling out the third macOS 10.12.4 beta for developer testing. The upcoming version of macOS Sierra is the first to bring Night Shift to the Mac.

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11:59
As Apple explores truly wireless iPhone charging,...




Disney Research has showcased an automatic, unaided charging platform that would enable purpose-built structures -- such as cabinets, rooms or even entire warehouses -- to generate and deliver power to mobile receivers in close proximity.

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11:15
Alto’s Odyssey is coming this summer, catch the...

From 9to5Toys

Two years after releasing Alto’s Adventure, Built by Snowman has revealed the first trailer for the sequel of the award winning title, Alto’s Odyssey. Slated for launch this summer on iOS and, presumably Android, the next rendition continues with visually appealing gameplay. The teaser trailer is quick, but we do get a glimpse of the scenery, which appears to be a desert. There aren’t many more details at this time, but we expect for Snowman to roll out more info over the coming months.

In conjunction with today’s announcement, the original Alto’s Adventure has gone on sale for $1.99 (Reg. $5). You’ll find that and all the rest of today’s best iOS deals...

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11:14
Apple unlikely to develop an Echo-like standalone...




Apple doesn't appear interested in developing a standalone Amazon Echo-like speaker utilizing Siri, as the company's vision is instead linked to devices like the iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods.

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11:10
Apple’s Facial Recognition Plans, the AI Race – TMO...

Apple buying RealFace has people talking even more about using facial recognition to unlock our iPhones. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple’s potential plans and what they think the company has in store for facial recognition technology. They also look at Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa and the race for mainstream artificial intelligence.


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10:47
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 20...

Notable software releases this week include ScreenFlow 6.2.1, GarageBand 10.1.6, Parallels Desktop 12.1.3, and Microsoft Office 2016 15.31.

 

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10:36
How to Mod a Porsche 911 or Other Car to Run Doom in...

So it turns out you can run Doom on your Porsche 911. What’s that? You don’t have a Porsche 911? No worries, it will supposedly work on some other cars, too. No, really. YouTuber Vexal posted a how-to and demonstration of doing this terrible idea. I mean…you play by turning your steering wheel, accelerating, changing gears, and honking your horn. What could go wrong, right? By which I mean, don’t do this at home. Or anywhere. But do, absolutely, watch Vexal play the game. And if you’re wondering about that toaster in the passenger seat, be sure to watch Vexal’s video on modding a toaster to be a Doom controller


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10:35
Cookie Management With Curl

To tell curl that you can read and write cookies, first we’ll start the engine using an empty cookie jar, using the -b option, which always reads cookies into memory:

curl -b newcookiejar http://krypted.com

If your site can set cookies you can then read them with the -L option

curl -L -b newcookiejar http://krypted.com

The response should be similar to the following:

Reading cookies from file

Curl also supports reading cookies in from the Netscape cookie format, used by defining a cookies.txt file instead:

curl -L -b cookies.txt http://krypted.com

If the server updates the cookies in a response, curl would update that cookie in memory but unless you write something that looks for a new cookie, the next use will read the original cookie again.

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10:30
Apple releases new iOS, macOS, tvOS, watchOS...

Apple has released three new developer betas of iOS 10.3, macOS Sierra 10.12.4, tvOS 10.2, and watchOS 3.2. Developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center or the Software Update mechanism in the App Store.

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10:27
This image of terror should not be photo of the year

I’ve been following this discussion since the photo was given the “World Press Photo of the Year” award. It’s been a fascinating discussion on several levels. I honestly can’t decide on which side of the fence I fall. I can see the excellent points both arguments make.

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10:24
QuickerTek announces 5TB Time Capsule performance...

Apple has reportedly ceased development of new version of its AirPort Base Station and Tim Capsule. However, the routers remain popular, well-designed products, and you can beef ‘em up with QuickerTek's wireless antenna upgrades. The company has announced a new 5TB hard drive upgrade for the Apple AirPort Time Capsule. It also features six external antennas.

Designed as a central backup solution for all of the Macs in your home or office, the addition of the 5TB hard drive adds a boost in storage capabilities for those in need of more than the 2TB or 3TB storage offered with the unit alone. To complete this upgrade, QuickerTek first opens the chasis and removes the existing hard drive. Once this is done, the 5TB hard drive is slid into the empty space and plugged into the internal board.

The antenna upgrade not only offers dual-band 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz Wi-Fi, it also triples the range of the Time Capsule. The...

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10:23
Apple releases third beta of iOS 10.3 with '...




Nearly two weeks since the last release, Apple has made available the third betas of iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2, and tvOS 10.2 available to developers.

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10:20
QuickerTek announces Time Capsule performance upgrade

QuickerTek (www.quickertek.com) has announced a new 5TB hard drive upgrade for the Apple AirPort Time Capsule. It also features six external antennas.

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10:15
Irish government’s report defends the tax...

The Irish government has spent more than 440,000 euros ($467,000) on a report to defend the tax arrangements between the country and Apple. The commissioned report was compiled by consultancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, reports the Irish Journal.

The report supported the way the US multinational allocated profits to its Irish operations, the article adds. Although European officials didn’t request the report, it was handed to the EU in February 2016 – about six months before the European Commission, Europe’s anti-trust and consumer investigation agency, revealed its finding that Ireland gave Apple illegal state aid worth €13 billion.

The European Commission claims that Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands have attracted investment and jobs by helping big companies avoid tax in other countries, including EU members. The commission suspects Ireland was too lenient in...

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10:11
Apple releases watchOS 3.2 beta 3 for Apple Watch

Apple is rolling out the third watchOS 3.2 beta for developer testing on Apple Watch. watchOS 3.2 beta includes Theater Mode which disables raise-to-wake and mutes alerts.

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10:10
Report: Apple will debut new iPad Pro lineup at...

Spring is just around the corner, which means we’re likely getting close to another Apple event—and the rumor mill is starting to churn. Japanese site Mac Otakara released a report on Monday claiming that Apple will host an event in March with its new iPad Pro lineup in the starring role. According to the report, Apple will announce new 7.9-inch and 10.5-inch models, and will refresh the existing 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros. Mac Otakara’s research was first spotted by MacRumors.

This is promising news for iPad mini fans: The mini currently holds the 7.9-inch size slot, so if this rumor holds true, it looks like Apple will be phasing out the iPad mini 4 with a leaner iPad Pro. The 7.9-inch iPad Pro is also rumored to have a Smart Connector, True Tone display, and a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera—which will be...

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10:06
Graphic Node introduces Universal Kit Mill for macOS

Graphic Node has introduced Universal Kit Mill for macOS. It’s three separate applications, each specifically designed for Apple's productivity app, as well as Adobe Photoshop and Pixelmator. 

Universal Kit Mill provides over 100 templates and textures for creating banners, headers, infographics, and social media items. The collection aims to help Mac users produce modern and polished content without the help of hired designers, says Zivile Unguvaityte, CEO of Graphic Node.

Universal Kit Mill 1.0 requires macOS 10.10 or later and costs $14.99. It’s available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store.

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10:04
tvOS 10.2 beta 3 rolling out for Apple TV

Apple is rolling out the third tvOS 10.2 beta for developer testing on Apple TV. tvOS 10.2 focuses on “new features, bug fixes, and improvements in the OS and SDK” according to developer release notes.

more…

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10:03
Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 10.3 to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming iOS 10.3 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the second beta of iOS 10.3 and more than a two months after the release of iOS 10.2, the last major update to the iOS 10 operating system.

Registered developers can download the third iOS 10.3 beta from the Apple Developer Center or over-the-air with the proper configuration profile installed.

iOS 10.3 is a major update, introducing several new features and changes to the iOS 10 operating system. The biggest new consumer-facing feature is "Find My AirPods," which is designed to help AirPods owners locate a lost earphone. Find My AirPods records the last known...

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10:03
Graphic Node launches Universal Kit Mill apps

Graphic Node (http://graphicnode.com/) has introduced Universal Kit Mill for macOS. It’s three separate applications, each specifically designed for Apple's productivity app, as well as Adobe Photoshop and Pixelmator.

Universal Kit Mill provides over 100 templates and textures for creating banners, headers, infographics, and social media items. The collection aims to help Mac users produce modern and polished content without the help of hired designers, says Zivile Unguvaityte, CEO of Graphic Node.

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09:59
Apple rolling out iOS 10.3 beta 3 for iPhone and iPad

Apple is rolling out the third iOS 10.3 beta for developer testing on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The upcoming software update includes Find My AirPods support, CarPlay improvements, Apple’s new filesystem, and more. We’ll update and highlight any changes discovered below.

more…

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09:47
WhatsApp overhauling status tab with encrypted...

WhatsApp is introducing a new feature in its app called Status that uses a similar format to Snapchat Stories, TechCrunch reports. Like messaging through WhatsApp, however, Status will bring encryption to the popular format.

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09:42
Amazon’s Alexa is intriguing

I’ve watched all the hubbub around Alexa since it first came out, but I never pulled the trigger and picked one up for myself. I know people that own them and they have nothing but praise for the device. It’s an intriguing proposition, but I’m still not sure if it’s something I’d use everyday or if it would be more of a novelty item.

Amazon is making a big push into the home market with Alexa, partnering with other manufacturers, which is a really smart move. The more I look at Alexa, the more I want to try it out, but I’ll still on the fence.

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09:41
Irish government spent $467,000 on report defending...




The Irish government spent more than 440,000 euros ($467,000) on a report to defend the tax arrangements between the country and Apple, amid ongoing scrutiny from the European Union.

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09:32
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 12-inch MacBook 512GB $1,250,...

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09:31
Report: Apple is planning a top-to-bottom refresh...

Enlarge / The iPad Pro, Smart Keyboard, and Apple Pencil. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

For some time now, the ever-churning Apple rumor mill has been telling us to expect some kind of hardware event in the spring. And as the spring draws nearer, reports about both the timing and the content of that spring event are going to get more accurate. The latest news to that end comes from the Japanese site Mac Otakara (via MacRumors), one of the more reliable sources for early news about this sort of thing.

Mac Otakara reports that Apple will be having a hardware event in March with the iPad acting as the star of the show. The tablet lineup...

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09:29
A 3km beer pipeline

I need a pipeline of Heineken to my house. Still, this is pretty amazing.

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09:01
Apple Buys RealFace, but that Doesn’t Mean We’re...

Apple added another facial recognition company to its stable. This time it’s RealFace, the company behind the photo picker app Pickeez. Reports speculate Apple bought the company so it can jump into using facial recognition instead of Touch ID to unlock our iPhones. That may be Apple’s long-term plan, but don’t count on Touch ID going away any time soon.


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09:00
Could IBM's Watson Fix President Trump?


President Trump offers a good emulation for a future artificial intelligence system, suggests a column I read earlier this month, and his presidency may be an early warning of what could happen if we should fail to think through its training and information sources. Cathy O'Neil, the author of the piece, is a data scientist, mathematician and professor, so she has decent chops. She compares artificial intelligence to human intelligence that is mostly id -- basically because we don't yet know how to create the digital equivalent of a conscience.

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09:00
New Beta Downloads Now Available

Xcode 8.3 beta 3 is now available, and includes Swift 3 and SDKs that you can use to build and test apps for the latest release of macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

  • macOS 10.12.4 beta 3 (16E163f)
  • iOS 10.3 beta 3 (14E5249d)
  • watchOS 3.2 beta 3 (14V5224d)
  • tvOS 10.2 beta 3 (14W5241c)
  • Xcode 8.3 beta 3 (8W132p)

View all downloads.

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09:00
New Beta Downloads Now Available

Xcode 8.3 beta 3 is now available, and includes Swift 3 and SDKs that you can use to build and test apps for the latest release of macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

  • macOS 10.12.4 beta 3 (16E163f)
  • iOS 10.3 beta 3 (14E5249d)
  • watchOS 3.2 beta 3 (14V5224d)
  • tvOS 10.2 beta 3 (14W5241c)
  • Xcode 8.3 beta 3 (8W132p)

View all downloads.

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08:48
Wearable fitness devices don’t seem to make you more...

Interesting article and, while the conclusions may be slightly controversial, it does make sense as described. I think fitness devices don’t “make” you more fit but they can help you track your fitness goals.

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08:35
Apple Deals: 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro for $1,...




Shoppers have less than two days left to save $150 on Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar in Space Gray at B&H. Or save $320 on the Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro in Silver at Adorama. Apple's 32GB 9.7" iPad Pro (Wi-Fi + Cellular) is also $549 in Rose Gold -- all with no tax collected outside NY and NJ.

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08:35
Dash 4.0.0 - Instant search and offline access to...

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

Features

  • Documentation Browser Features
    • Offline Documentation: iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, Swift, Man Pages, .NET Framework, ActionScript, Akka, Android, AngularJS, Angular.dart, Ansible, Apache, Appcelerator Titanium, AppleScript, Arduino, Backbone, Bash, Boost, Bootstrap, Bourbon, Bourbon Neat, C, C++, CakePHP, Cappuccino, Chai, Chef, Clojure, CMake, Cocos2D, Cocos2D-X, CodeIgniter, CoffeeScript, ColdFusion, Common Lisp, Compass, Cordova, Corona, CSS, D3.js, Dart, Django, Dojo Toolkit, Drupal, ElasticSearch, Elixir, Emacs Lisp, Ember.js, Emmet.io, Erlang, Express.js, Expression Engine, ExtJS, Flask, Font Awesome, Foundation, GLib, Go, Grails, Groovy, Grunt, Haml, Haskell, HTML, Jade, Jasmine, Java SE, Java...
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08:18
Expiring developer certificates causing some Mac...

This is a minor annoyance and the fix is relatively simple.

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08:02
Apple takes 5th place in US reputation survey as...

Each year, Harris Polls runs rankings of the top 100 “most visible” companies operating in the United States, ranking them by their reputation among customers who participate in the survey. This year, in a survey of 30,000 customers, Apple has taken the 5th spot.

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07:55
Do camera reviews even matter?

I wouldn’t go far as to say they don’t matter but I do agree with the overall premise – take the reviews with huge truckloads of salt. The only camera review site I trust implicitly is Digital Photography Review. Their reviews are both technical and creative and contain a wealth of information. But nothing replaces your own experience and word of mouth when it comes to camera reviews.

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07:52
ScreenFlow 6.2.1

Brings a number of bug fixes and adds the option to publish 2K and 4K video to Vimeo ($99 new, free update, 61.5 MB)

 

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07:42
Snapchat begins online sales of iPhone-connected...




Snap on Monday launched online sales of the Spectacles, its iPhone- and Android-connected smartglasses, finally expanding beyond its rare vending machines and a pop-up store located in New York City.

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07:33
Apple is the fifth most reputable company in the U.S.

Apple is the fifth most reputable company in the U.S., according to the 2017 Reputation Quotient Ratings from Harris Poll, a list of the ”100 most visible companies" in the U.S. Ahead of Apple are Amazon, Wegmans, Publix Super Markets, and Johnson. Trailing Apple in the top 10 are UPS, Walt Disney Company, Google, Tesla Motors, and 3M.

Apple's score of 82.07 on the RQ scale is said to be excellent, and is just 4.2 points behind Amazon's top place. However, the score is down from the 83.03 Apple tallied last year, when placed Apple in second behind Amazon's 83.96 for that year's poll. 

The Annual RQ study begins with a Nomination Phase which is used to identify the companies with the most “visible” reputations according to the General Public. All respondents are asked to name companies that stand out as having the best and worst reputations overall. Two open-end questions are used:

  • Of...
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07:20
Hyperbolic Software releases DupeZap 4 for macOS

Hyperbolic Software (http://www.hyperbolicsoftware.com/) has released DupeZap 4.0, an update of their duplicate finder for macOS. The utility was written specifically to reclaim disk space being taken up by duplicate files and packages.

DupeZap also offers the capability to scan the databases of popular Apple apps such as Photos and iTunes. Version 4.0.0 is completely rewritten.

DupeZap 4.0 requires macOS 10.11 or higher. For a limited time, it can be purchased for $4.99 instead of the regular price of $19.99. It’s available at the Mac App Store.

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07:18
Smart Home Diary: My entire home is now HomeKit-...

I wrote last time that despite having 16 HomeKit devices, I was already wanting more. No-one who knows me will be the slightest bit surprised that the interval between ‘wanting more’ and ‘getting more’ was rather short. Every light in my home is now HomeKit-enabled, and I’ve also added some switches and motion-sensors.

The lightbulb additions were the kitchen and bathroom, and the justification of adding these two rooms seemed somewhat flimsy. Were we really ever going to want mood lighting in the bathroom or kitchen? But having added these rooms into the mix, along with some rather old-fashioned HomeKit technology, I’m glad I did it.

That doesn’t mean that HomeKit is perfect, however – but let’s start with what I’ve added and why before I list my complaints …

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07:15
Apple places 5th on corporate reputation poll,...




Apple is the fifth most reputable company in the United States, with the results of an annual poll into the public perception of a company putting the iPhone producer ahead of Disney, Google, Tesla, and Netflix in the rankings.

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07:12
Competing Smartphone OEMs are Racing to Match the...

Yesterday we reported on Apple's latest acquisition of RealFace, a facial recognition company out of Israel. Many in the industry believe that Apple is likely to add a security level to the upcoming iPhone 8 so that users will be able to authenticate themselves using facial recognition via a new iris scanner and Touch ID via a new method ...

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06:45
∞ Weird Al releases rare Beatles cover as a sneak...

[VIDEO] Weird Al has a career-spanning boxed set in the works, due for release this November. One track in the set is a never-commercially-released Beatles cover (video embedded in the main Loop post). I’m told that Weird Al recorded this in his garage, sent it to Dr. Demento, but Beatles’ lawyers sent him a cease and desist to prevent him from releasing it. Not sure what’s changed.

If you like Weird Al, this is some excellent work. Enjoy.

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06:42
Bookends 12.7.9 - Reference management and...

Bookends is a full-featured bibliography/reference and information-management system for students and professionals.

  • Bookends uses the cloud to sync reference libraries on all the Macs you use. Access the power of Bookends directly from Mellel, Nisus Writer Pro, or MS Word (including Word 2016): Bookends allows you to scan your existing word-processor files and automatically generate finished manuscripts with properly formatted bibliographies. You can also scan Apple Pages '08, '09, and 5, Manuscripts.app, and LibreOffice/OpenOffice 4 files, or RTF files saved from any word processor.
  • Bookends allows you to share your references over the Internet with anyone, on any platform. And with Bookends, you can directly search and import references from...
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06:41
Rumor: Apple to debut new iPads at March event

Apple will host an event in March to introduce a new iPad Pro lineup, including 7.9-inch, 9.7-inch, 10.5-inch, and 12.9-inch models, as well as other product announcements, according to the Japanese website Mac Otakara — as noted by MacRumors.

The report says that most of the new models will be available immediately, though the 10.5-inch tablet might not be available until May. Mac Otakara also says the event may see Apple may also add a 128GB storage option for the iPhone SE alongside its existing 16GB and 64GB capacities, add a new red color option for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and announce new Apple Watch bands. 

The 10.5-inch iPad Pro is expected to sport an edge-to-edge display. KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo — who’s often spot-on in his predictions — has predicted "revolutionary" changes for the iPad lineup with Apple making "radical...

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06:36
GoWatchIt tracks Netflix, HBOGo, etc., lets you know...

GoWatchIt tracks all the major sites (Netflix, Amazon video, HBO Go, Hulu, iTunes, etc.), along with DVD, Blu-ray, in theater, and on demand. Add shows you want to watch to your queue and GoWatchIt will email you when your show or movie is available.

As an example, I wanted to watch The King of Comedy (very obscure Martin Scorsese, Robert Di Nero movie), but it never seemed to hit on cable. Just got an email that it is showing on Starz. DVR set. Would have missed this. Thanks, GoWatchIt.

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06:26
Watch the music for the game Stagehand come to life

If you are interested in music or games, this is a fantastic post. Cabel Sasser, founder of Panic, Inc., takes us on a deep dive into the creative process as he starts with a melody noodling around in his brain and, step-by-step, brings it to life as the music for the new iOS game Stagehand.

Watch the videos in order, top to bottom. I absolutely love this.

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06:25
Rumor: Apple to launch 'iPad Pro 2,' red...




In addition to new iPads, Apple is also expected to unveil a high-capacity 128-gigabyte iPhone SE -- as well as a potential (Product)Red iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus -- at a media event in March, a new report claims.

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06:22
Deliver Express now supports FTP-SSL for secure file...

Zevrix Solutions has announced Deliver Express 2.6, a feature update to the company's file transfer app that sends files automatically from watched hot folders with email notifications.

Deliver Express can serve unlimited users on a network and supports FTP, SFTP, Amazon S3, WebDAV, Google Storage and other remote and local services. The new version introduces support for FTP over SSL (FTPS) connection for secure encrypted file transfers to FTP servers.

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06:17
Peninsula Group launches thermal printer label...

The Peninsula Group has released a series of free macOS-compatible drivers that support thermal printer manufacturers including Zebra, Datamax, Honeywell and Brady with the goal of making it easier to print labels.

Using web based shipping services form companies like UPS, FedEx and DHL is now possible; even Amazon FBA is supported. You can print readable barcodes, text and images from any website or application.

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06:17
Second report of red iPhone 7, along with 128GB...

There was a supply-chain rumor toward the end of last year that Apple was working on a new red color option for the iPhone 7, and Japanese blog Macotakara cites a Barclays analyst supporting this.

It’s possible that Barclays has heard from the same supply-chain source as earlier reported direct by Macotakara, so this may not be independent corroboration of the idea, but the fact that it is still being suggested a couple of months later does at least lend a tiny bit of weight …

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06:15
Apple-issued developer certificate expires, causing...




The consequences of an Apple-issued security certificate expiration combined with a change made by Apple, is leading to some apps purchased outside the app store like 1Password, PDFpen, and Soulver for Mac to require reinstallation with a new version before coming back to life -- but the issue may have lasting consequences for some software.

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06:14
Peninsula Group launches thermal printer label...

The Peninsula Group has released a series (http://tinyurl.com/hhylq8t) of free macOS-compatible drivers that support thermal printer manufacturers including Zebra, Datamax, Honeywell and Brady with the goal of making it easier to print labels.

Using web based shipping services form companies like UPS, FedEx and DHL is now possible; even Amazon FBA is supported. You can print readable barcodes, text and images from any website or application.

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06:13
Here’s the scoop on the just released changes to...

If you play Pokémon Go, take the time to dig into Rene Ritchie’s post showing all the new stuff and how it works. Excellent job. Very helpful.

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06:11
Apple Said to Debut New iPad Pro Lineup, 128GB...

Apple will host a March event to introduce a new iPad Pro lineup and other products, according to Japanese website Mac Otakara.

In terms of the new iPad Pro lineup, the report claims Apple will announce new 7.9-inch, 9.7-inch, 10.5-inch, and 12.9-inch models.

If the report is accurate, it would suggest Apple plans to refresh the iPad mini 4 with a new 7.9-inch iPad Pro model, update its existing 9.7-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models, and introduce an all-new 10.5-inch iPad Pro, which is widely rumored to feature an edge-to-edge display without a Home button.

Mac Otakara previously said the 10.9-inch iPad Pro—it now says 10.5-inch—will have the same overall footprint...

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06:08
Apple is Smartly Shifting their Advertising Focus to...

According to new report, Apple has restructured its relationship with its ad agency, TBWA\Media Arts Lab, to focus more on creating digital and regional campaigns—and less on translating, or 'localizing' big brand campaigns for global markets.

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06:07
Enterprise wearable market to reach $22.3 billion by...

The global enterprise wearable market is expected to reach $22.3 billion by 2025, according to a new study conducted by Grand View Research (www.grandviewresearch.com)

The high demand for enterprise wearable devices in the Asia Pacific region is anticipated to drive the industry growth over the next decade, says the research group. The aging population and rising chronic diseases, such as coronary heart diseases and diabetes, in countries such as China, India, and Japan would drive the demand for wearable technology in the region.

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06:07
Enterprise wearable market to reach $22.3 billion by...

The global enterprise wearable market is expected to reach $22.3 billion by 2025, according to a new study conducted by Grand View Research (www.grandviewresearch.com)

The high demand for enterprise wearable devices in the Asia Pacific region is anticipated to drive the industry growth over the next decade, says the research group. The aging population and rising chronic diseases, such as coronary heart diseases and diabetes, in countries such as China, India, and Japan would drive the demand for wearable technology in the region.

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06:04
Apple changes up ad strategy to focus on digital and...




Apple's long-time ad partner, TBWAMedia Arts Lab, is "reorganizing and introducing a new operating model" in order to accommodate its client's new focus on digital and regional campaigns, according to a spokesperson for the agency.

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06:01
News: Happy Presidents’ Day from iLounge

Happy Presidents’ Day from all of us here at iLounge! In observance of the U.S. holiday, alongside Family Day in Canada, we’ll be on a limited publishing schedule today. We will be back to normal updates tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 21. Thanks for reading!...

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06:00
iOS 10 and Swift 3 Starter Bundle: $45

We have a deal on a training bundle for developers called the iOS 10 and Swift 3 Starter Bundle. It includes five different courses, including: The Complete iOS 10 Developer, iOS 10 Projects: Build Amazing Apps with Apple’s Newest iOS, Swift 3 Fundamentals & Essential Training, iOS 10, Swift 3 Hands On Features. and Master iOS 10 + Swift 3 & Create Apps. That hundreds of lessons and more than 81 hours of video training, all for $45. Note that coupon code “LEARN50” will allow TMO readers to get 50% of this course, making it $22.50.


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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Nifty C PowerPod Battery Pack for...

In our iLounge Deal for Monday you can pick up the Nifty C PowerPod Battery Pack for USB-C/A Devices for only $49.99. This portable battery pack supports Qualcomm Fast Charge 2.0 technology so you can power up your devices at top speed, and USB-A and USB-C compatibility means you can use it with a wide range of devices, including the brand new MacBook Pro.

Get the Nifty C PowerPod Battery Pack for USB-C/A Devices now for only $49.99...

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05:58
Here’s why Apple isn’t building an Amazon Echo rival

Tim Bajarin, writing for Time:

Despite Amazon’s success, Apple has no apparent interest in copying the Echo. After talking with Apple executives, I’ve come away with the impression that they’re more interested in turning Siri into an omnipresent AI assistant across devices, rather than designing a single device specifically to serve as a Siri machine.

Interesting point. The Amazon Echo exists simply to listen for, and fulfill, Alexa requests. Every other Apple device serves many purposes and also serves the ecosystem. More bang for the buck.

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05:50
Apple’s marketing efforts to focus more on digital,...

According to Adweek, Apple has restructured its relationship with its ad agency, TBWA\Media Arts Lab, to focus more on creating digital and regional campaigns—and less on translating, or “localizing,” big brand campaigns for global markets.

“TBWA\Media Arts Lab is reorganizing and introducing a new operating model to keep pace with the way people consume media and content,” an agency spokesperson told Adweek. “This will result in a reduction in areas such as localization and further investment in areas such as digital, social, data analytics, content creation and a more diverse set of strategic skills. We will also have greater integration with media partners at OMD.”

Apple’s revamp of its marketing strategy has led to staff reductions at TBWA\Media Arts Lab’s Los Angeles headquarters and other offices around the world, though...

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05:32
The Latest Harris Reputation Ratings Poll Reveals...

Samsung just can't shake off the bad string of news lately. According to a new report published today, the reputation of the Samsung brand in the US has plummeted to #49 in a top 100 list of top brands from #3 in 2015

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05:31
∞ Apple’s new iPad Pro campaign

[VIDEO] These four spots (embedded in the main Loop post) started running on Friday. As Rene Ritchie points out, these spots have that “I’m a Mac” feel to them.

The difference is that there is no character carry, no one who appears in all the ads. The design and tone is what carries from spot to spot.

See what you think.

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05:15
Analyst predicts Apple will switch from Touch ID to...

It’s rumored that the next-gen iPhone will feature a front-facing 3D laser scanner for facial recognition according to JPMorgan analyst Rod Hall.

Hall has stated that the scanner will replace the Touch ID on the next-gen iPhone, as Apple is apparently looking to replace the Home button to allow for an edge-to-edge display. Hall’s note cites that the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus could also have a 3D laser scanner based on increased volume of the module within Apple’s supply chain.

The scanner component is said to add about $10 to $15 to the next-gen iPhone’s bill of materials, which coupled with the OLED display, glass casing, and other increased production costs, could make its retail price up to $100 more expensive than it would be without those features, if Apple looks to maintain a similar profit margin.

Hall’s research notes cites the opinion that the switch to a facial recognition technology will help alleviate user frustrates when the Touch ID doesn’...

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05:00
Apple purchases Israeli firm Realface, thought to be...

Apple has bought yet another company that they may do something nifty with.

Apple has purchased Realface, a cybertechnology startup whose facial recognition technology can be used to authenticate users. This is Apple’s fourth acquisition in Israel and the deal is estimated to be worth a couple of million of dollars.

Realface was established in 2014 by Adi Eckhouse and Aviv Mader developed a facial recognition technology that offers a smart biometric login, aiming to make passwords redundant when accessing mobile devices or PCs.

Realface is reported to have raised $1 million prior to the acquisition and employs up to 10 people. The company has sales in China, Israel, Europe, and the US.

RealFace’s first product, the Pickeez app, created a new way to enjoy photos, with its recognition software automatically choosing the user’s best photos from every platform they’re on.

As always, stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

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04:57
Kool Tools: Omna 180 Camera

Link Corporation’s $199.99 Omna 180 Cam HD (http://us.dlink.com/home-solutions/omna/) is the first in D-Link's Omna family of HomeKit enabled devices and provides an easy way for users to monitor their homes.

Omna’s HomeKit integration allows users to be "always home" and includes advanced security features with end-to-end encryption and authentication between the camera and an iPhone or iPad. When activity is detected, users will receive a rich notification on their lock screen, delivered via the Apple Home app, showing a live feed from the camera.

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04:46
TrailRunner 3.8.834 - Route planning for hiking,...

TrailRunner is the perfect companion for runners, bikers, hikers, and all people wandering under the sky. Plan routes on a geographical map. Import GPS or workout recordings and journalize your activities in a diary.

Features

  • View maps and elevation data from Internet mapping services like USGS topo maps
  • Import GPS recordings from Trails, iTrail and 321Run for iPhone
  • Import workouts from the Nike + iPod Sport Kit
  • Import tracks and workouts from GPS fitness devices like the Garmin ForeRunner or Garmin Edge
  • Import/Export TCX, GPX, and KML files
  • Describe favorite tracks and rate them with iTunes stars
  • Plan routes interactively or automatically for a given distance
  • Export route directions onto your iPod
  • Journalize workouts in a diary, see your progress in a history chart
  • Publish a WebLog to MobileMe

Note: While the software is...

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04:30
How to manage tabbed windows in macOS Sierra’s Safari

In macOS Sierra’s web browser, Safari, you can create and open multiple tabbed windows. You can rearrange how they’re ordered, close them, or save a group of tabs as a bookmark that you can reopen all at once.

To add a new tab, press Command+T or click the plus sign at the far right of the Tab bar. To close a tab, move your mouse over the tab and click the X that appears.

To jump from tab to tab, press Command+Shift+→ or Command+Shift+<–. You can drag and drop a tab to the left or right of another tab to rearrange their order. 

To move a tab to a new window. drag it underneath the Tab bar, then let go of your mouse button. Or you can right-click a tab and choose Move Tab to New Window.

You can save every open tabbed window as a bookmark. Right-click any tab (or click the Bookmarks menu) and choose Add Bookmark for These Tabs.

You can also save the articles of every currently loaded tabbed window in the Reading List. Right-click any tab (or...

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04:02
1Password & other Mac apps failing to launch due...

Popular password manager 1Password for Mac has been failing to launch over the weekend due to its developer certificate expiring, as the company notes in a blog post.

Customers were getting an error message when trying to start 1Password […] We knew our developer certificate was going to expire on Saturday, but thought nothing of it because we believed those were only necessary when publishing a new version. Apparently that’s not the case. In reality it had the unexpected side effect of causing macOS to refuse to launch 1Password properly … 

The same issue has hit a number of other Mac apps …

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04:00
PDFPen gives you superlative PDF editing on your Mac

By Aaron Lee

SmileOnMyMac recently updated PDFPen, its PDF editing and form-filling tool for macOS, to version 8.3, adding Touch Bar support for certain models of the 2016 MacBook Pros. If you haven't used the software, PDFPen -- or its Pro sibling -- is certainly worth a look.

PDFpen is a PDF editing tool that allows you to: add text, images, signatures and markup to PDFs; edit and delete text in an original PDF; move, copy, resize and delete images in the original PDF; handle OCR scanned documents; redact or erase text; and fill out and save forms. You can merge pages from several PDF files. Open the files in PDFpen and drag the pages you need from each into a new document.

When it comes to redacting text, you can perform tasks such as removing a Social Security number or banking details. PDFpen removes the text in the PDFpen and replaces it with a black rectangle. You can even use...

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03:43
Apple Comes Fifth, Amazon Ranked Top, in Company...

Apple is the fifth most reputable major company active in the U.S. according to an annual poll that gauges public perception of 100 consumer brands (via The Korea Herald).

The Reputation Quotient Ratings from the 2017 Harris Poll are based on an online survey completed by over 30,000 adults in the U.S. The survey analyzes brand reputation across six gauges: social responsibility, vision and leadership, financial performance, products and services, workplace environment, and emotional appeal.

The Reputation Quotient Ratings saw Apple fall three places from the previous year, losing ground to Wegmans, Publix Super Markets, and Johnson & Johnson. Amazon meanwhile maintained its 2016 position at the top of the table, but the effects of the exploding Note7 phone debacle saw Samsung slump to 49th after last year ranking at...

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01:40
BBC nature series 'Blue Planet' will...

Planet Earth II has only just started airing in North America, but already the BBC is working on a big-budget nature follow-up. Blue Planet II, a successor to the original Blue Planet series from 2001, will be broadcast in the UK later this year. It'...

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01:20
Uber reportedly ignored repeated sexual harassment...

A former engineer at Uber wrote that she was sexually harassed and that her complaints were ignored by the human resources department, despite other harassment reports against the same manager. Furthermore, she says she was threatened with firing for...

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01:03
Expiring Developer Certificates Causing Some Mac...

A number of Mac apps failed to launch for users over the weekend because of a change to the way Apple certifies apps that have not been bought directly from the Mac App Store.

Several users of apps including Soulver and PDFPen who had downloaded the apps from the developers' websites all reported immediate crashes on launch. Developers of the apps quickly apologized and said that the issue was down to the apps' code signing certificates reaching their expiration date.

Apple issues developer signing certificates to assure users that an app they have downloaded outside of the Mac App Store is legitimate, comes from a known source, and hasn't been modified since it was last signed. In the past, the expiration of a code signing certificate had no effect on already shipped software, but that changed since the release of Sierra last year, when Apple...

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00:07
'Horizon Zero Dawn' made me fall in love...

There's something about Aloy. I can't quite put my finger on it, but there's an enchanting kind of magic in the way she shoots a bow, speaks her mind and sprints across vast valleys littered with monstrous metal beasts. Aloy is powerful and loyal, an...

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Sunday February 19

23:15
Xiaomi to announce its 'Pinecone' mobile...

Following reports from earlier this month, today Xiaomi confirmed on Weibo that it will be announcing its very own mobile chipset, named after its subsidiary "Pinecone," in Beijing on February 28th. Little else is mentioned, but rumors going as far b...

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22:04
'Counter-Strike' is facing a chat bot...

The Counter-Strike community has faced numerous challenges in the years since launch, ranging from cheating to gambling, but there's one more to add to the pile: a flood of chat bots. At least one intruder is taking advantage of a Counter-Strike: Gl...

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20:59
iFFmpeg 6.2.5 - Convert multimedia files between...

iFFmpeg is a comprehensive media tool to convert movie, audio and media files between formats. The FFmpeg command line instructions can be very hard to master/understand, so iFFmpeg does all the hard work for you. This allows you to use FFmpeg without detailed command-line knowledge.



Version 6.2.5:

  • Added support for .str and .pss files.
  • Improved some GUI parts.
  • Added support for Alias Wavefront PIX image.
  • Embedded Dvd_subtitles can now be hardburned for every container format.
  • Encoding to x265 now uses a CRF value of 25 by default (= about same quality as c264 with CRF 20 but with 1/2 file size).
  • Improved FFmpeg error handling.
  • It is now possible to create movies from Tiff images.
  • Now checks if macOS Movie folder is present. If not, falls back to the desktop folder.
  • Fixed crash when enabling ‘Only encode selected chapter’.
  • Fixed issue encoding to...
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20:59
DaisyDisk 4.4 - $9.99

DaisyDisk allows you to visualize your disk usage and free up disk space by quickly finding and deleting big unused files.

The program scans your disk and displays its content as a sector diagram where the biggest files and folders at once become obvious. To drill down to a folder, just click on a segment. To bubble up, click in the center. Move the mouse over the diagram and see the name and path of each file, and enclosed files (if any). Hit Space to quickly preview file content, without launching another application. In this way, walk around your disk and drag-and-drop all unneeded files into the "collector". Expand the collector to check its contents. When done, clean it up with a single click.



Version 4.4:

  • Added Japanese language.
  • Improved display of hidden disk space.
  • Improved disk sorting order: first by physical device, then by alphabet.
  • Optimized context menus and tweaked UI.
  • ...
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19:59
Color-changing hair dye responds to your environment

Just because you want to color your hair doesn't mean you want the same color all the time. Wouldn't it be nice if it could change with the weather, or whether or not you're inside? You might get your wish. The Unseen has developed a color-changin...

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19:56
Report: Apple shifting its ad focus to regional...

According to a recent report from Adweek, Apple is in the process of streamlining its global marketing efforts. The report explains that Apple has restructured its relationship with ad agency TBWA\Media Arts Lab to put a stronger emphasis on digital and regional campaigns rather than “big brand campaigns” for the global market.

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19:05
GarageBand 10.1.6

Patches a security vulnerability related to a memory corruption issue. (Free with new Macs or $4.99 new, free update, 956 MB)

 

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18:31
The Pacific Ocean is hiding a whole continent

Who knew that finding hidden continents was a trend? Researchers now say they've confirmed the existence of Zealandia, a giant land mass (roughly two thirds the size of Australia) hiding in the Pacific Ocean -- as you might guess, New Zealand is its...

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18:19
Foxconn stock hits decade-high price thanks to...

It’s been proven several times that Apple’s success affects a multitude of different companies and here is the latest example. As detailed in a new report from Bloomberg, Hon Hai Precision, better known as Foxconn, is seeing record share prices thanks to high expectations for the iPhone 8…

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17:10
Apple buys company that specializes in facial...

Apple has acquired Israel’s Realface, a cybertechnology startup whose facial recognition technology can be used to authenticate users, according to the Times of India. The company developed facial recognition software that offers users a smart biometric login.

Realface was launched in 2014 by Adi Eckhouse Barzilai and Aviv Mader. The Tel Aviv-based firm had raised $1 million prior to Apple scooping it up; it employs up to 10 people. 

Apple purportedly paid “a couple of million” for the purchase. This is Cupertino, California’s fourth acquisition in Israel: Anobit (a NAND flash company), PrimeSense (maker of chips that enable 3D machine vision) and LinX (a maker of miniature multi-aperture cameras designed for mobile devices).

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17:03
Amazon lowers its free shipping threshold to counter...

When Walmart ditched its Amazon Prime-style subscriptions and offered free two-day shipping for all orders over $35, it was a shot across the bow -- we might not compete directly, but we can still undercut you. Well, Amazon is responding in kind. J...

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16:58
Rumor: Apple, Broadcom working on a customized...

In a note to clients — as noted by CNBC — JPMorgan analyst Harlan Sur says an upcoming iPhone will probably sportcustomized wireless charging system jointly designed by Apple and Broadcom. Work on the system has purportely been underway for two years.

"We believe the glass back cover [the “iPhone 8 is rumored to sport a back glass cover] is conducive to wireless charging as it reduces signal interference versus a metal casing," Sur wrote. "It is possible for Apple to add proprietary features such as fast charging or extended charging to differentiate itself from the pack and enhance the value of its own hardware ecosystem."

Sur estimated that iPhone charging upgrade could grow to a $500 million to $600 million opportunity for Broadcom, an American fabless semiconductor company that makes products for the wireless and broadband communication industry....

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16:47
Apple drops to fifth place in China smartphone sales

Apple shipped 43.8 million units of iPhones throughout 2015, a year-on-year decrease of 18.2% as local smartphone makers dominated the market according to Canalys. The research group estimates that for the full year 2016, China reached 476.5 million unit shipments, growing year on year at 11.4%.

This swept away the annual growth rate of 1.9% in 2015. China shipments reached 131.6 million units in Q416, which is the highest single quarter total in history, accounting for nearly a third of worldwide shipments.

Canalys research shows that, in 2016, Huawei took the top spot in the market with 76.2 million shipments, a small lead ahead of runner-up Oppo with 73.2 million units, followed by Vivo in third place at 63.2 million units. 

"China and Hong Kong are still the hardest-hit areas in Apple's global top ten market. This directly led to a 7.0% decline in global shipments compared to 2015.,” says Canalys analyst...

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16:34
Apple reportedly snaps up Israeli facial recognition...




Adding weight to the rumors circulating about a future iPhone boasting facial recognition, reports claim that Apple has purchased RealFace -- a machine learning company specializing in the technology.

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16:10
Use Workflow 1.7 for iPhone to quickly save notes...




The latest update to automation app Workflow 1.7 latest update makes it simpler to get started and better to streamline multi-app user processes. AppleInsider walks you through setting up your first workflow, and tailoring it specifically to what you need.

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15:29
Event Horizon Telescope will soon take the first...

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) is finally ready to take a picture of Sagittarius A*. From April 5th to 14th this year, the virtual telescope that's been in the making for the past two decades will peer into the supermassive black hole in the cente...

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14:51
Parallels Desktop 12.1.3

Maintenance update for the popular virtualization software resolves several fixes. ($79.99 new for standard edition, $99.99 annual subscription for Pro/Business Edition, free update, 256 MB)

 

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14:14
The new wave of ‘unlimited’ data plans: How Verizon...

Over the last week, all four of the major United States carriers either announced new unlimited data plans or made changes to existing plans in an effort to better compete. With all four carrier offering some form of unlimited data, now be as good of a time as ever to analyze your current plan and think about switching.

Read on for a breakdown of what each plan has to offer…

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14:11
iFFmpeg 6.2.5 - Convert multimedia files between...

iFFmpeg is a comprehensive media tool to convert movie, audio and media files between formats. The FFmpeg command line instructions can be very hard to master/understand, so iFFmpeg does all the hard work for you. This allows you to use FFmpeg without detailed command-line knowledge.



Version 6.2.5:

  • Added support for .str and .pss files.
  • Improved some GUI parts.
  • Added support for Alias Wavefront PIX image.
  • Embedded Dvd_subtitles can now be hardburned for every container format.
  • Encoding to x265 now uses a CRF value of 25 by default (= about same quality as c264 with CRF 20 but with 1/2 file size).
  • Improved FFmpeg error handling.
  • It is now possible to create movies from Tiff images.
  • Now checks if macOS Movie folder is present. If not, falls back to the desktop folder.
  • Fixed crash when enabling ‘Only encode selected chapter’.
  • Fixed issue encoding to...
| Read more »
14:02
Apple reportedly buys an AI-based face recognition...

Those rumors of Apple exploring facial recognition for sign-ins might just have some merit. Calcalist reports that Apple has acquired RealFace, an Israeli startup that developed deep learning-based face authentication technology. The terms of the dea...

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12:31
Office Meditation

My latest Huffington Post article is available, at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/office-meditation-made-easy_us_58ab05f8e4b0b0e1e0e20dcc?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004. This one is on meditating in the office.

The post Office Meditation appeared first on krypted.com.

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12:30
Spin Master's BB-8 is still cute and you can...

The cute spherical BB-8 was one of the many highlights of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Spin Master's near life-size replica of him was one of our favorite things about last year's Toy Fair. Unfortunately, 2016 came and went without seeing the ad...

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11:00
Bill Gates wants a robot tax to compensate for job...

How would you deal with the likelihood that robots and automation will likely lead to many people losing their jobs? For Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, the answer is straightforward: tax the robots. In an interview with Quartz, Gates argues that t...

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10:53
EduTech: The best iOS apps for keeping track of...

EduTech is a new 9to5Mac weekly series that will focus on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know. Catch up on past installments here

In this week’s installment of EduTech, we’re going to break down the best apps on iOS stay organized, keep track of assignments, and more. Some of these apps are specifically made with education in mind, while others were developed with a broader focus yet still offer benefits to educators and students alike.

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10:51
Things I learned covering the Westminster dog show

I’ve never been behind the scenes at the Westminster show but have been for other much smaller shows and many of the things mentioned here are common throughout. It’s a fascinating world.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:45
The story of a biker’s Sunday

Richard Hammond, of “Top Gear” and “The Grand Tour” fame, is not just a car guy. He also loves motorcycles. If you’ve ever wondered why those of us who ride do this incredibly dangerous thing, read this article. The feelings he describes in the beginning of the piece are bang on for many of us, as is the camaraderie you have with random other riders – they may be complete strangers but you have the “brotherhood” that ties you to each other in ways hard to understand or describe.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:31
The difficult journey of “Star Trek II: The Wrath of...

Khan is arguably the best Star Trek movie. At least, I think of it as being the most enjoyable out of a long list of pretty mediocre movies in the franchise. I won’t ever watch it again because I’m afraid it’s not as good as I remember it to be.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:25
Apple's First 'Touch Bar' Patent...

In December Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Patent Filing Shows new MacBook Pro Touch Bar Possibly coming to their Magic Keyboard and beyond. Today Patently Apple has discovered a new patent filing that was made in Europe this week that covers Apple's Touch Bar. It's made abundantly clear that Touch Bar will go beyond the MacBook to ...

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10:10
∞ Could you survive a falling elevator?

Sounds like Bugs Bunny lied to us.

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09:30
The best vacuums

By Liam McCabe

This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Rea...

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09:16
Don’t Fear The Wi-Fi – Mac Geek Gab 645

Inexpensive quasi-mesh Wi-Fi, cloud management for your videos, changing your Finder icons and upgrading your Mac’s Wi-Fi to the latest standards are just how this show starts out! From there it’s on to answering your questions about monitoring iOS data usage, looking at PDF data – all of it! – and then your geeks dive into the Wi-Fi danger conspiracy! We promise you’ll learn at least four new things!


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08:57
Logic Pros: Using MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar w/...

With Logic Pro X 10.3, Apple introduced support for the new MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar, the small touchscreen panel that debuted on the device last fall. Logic users might have had to wait longer than Final Cut Pro or even GarageBand users as one of Apple’s main apps that didn’t get support right at launch, but what it did end up getting is some of the best Touch Bar support yet. Let’s take a look.

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08:00
After Math: Going on 'walk-a-back'

It was a big week for claiming victories (even if you didn't really win). Just look at Trump's crowing about how his administration is operating like a "well-oiled machine" (it's not). Similarly, McDonald's generated huge public interest in its new s...

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07:18
As rumors of new biometric features continue, Apple...

According to a report from Israeli financial website Calcalist, Apple has acquired facial recognition company RealFace. News of this acquisition comes as rumors regarding face recognition for iOS have increased ahead of the upcoming release of the iPhone 8 later this year.

more…

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07:15
SpaceX successfully blasts off from NASA's...

After a last-moment delay, SpaceX has put NASA's legendary Launch Complex 39A back into action. The company successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket from the historic pad (best known for the Apollo 11 mission) Sunday morning, and topped it off by land...

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07:00
Apple Acquires Israeli based Facial Recognition...

There was a period between 2012 and 2014 where Apple was clearly working on facial recognition software prior to shifting gears quickly to biometrics via fingerprint recognition. With the advent of cheaper Iris camera modules now available, smartphone vendors like Samsung and now Apple are looking to Facial Recognition as a secondary mode of user authentication.

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07:00
Ben Heck's Portable N64, part 2

When Ben began his Nintendo 64 build, he knew it wasn't going to be easy. In this episode, he shrinks down the size of the controller, embeds the RAM expansion and begins to construct the case with design cues from the Nintendo Switch. To embed t...

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06:30
DaisyDisk 4.4 - $9.99

DaisyDisk allows you to visualize your disk usage and free up disk space by quickly finding and deleting big unused files.

The program scans your disk and displays its content as a sector diagram where the biggest files and folders at once become obvious. To drill down to a folder, just click on a segment. To bubble up, click in the center. Move the mouse over the diagram and see the name and path of each file, and enclosed files (if any). Hit Space to quickly preview file content, without launching another application. In this way, walk around your disk and drag-and-drop all unneeded files into the "collector". Expand the collector to check its contents. When done, clean it up with a single click.



Version 4.4:

  • Added Japanese language.
  • Improved display of hidden disk space.
  • Improved disk sorting order: first by physical device, then by alphabet.
  • Optimized context menus and tweaked UI.
  • ...
| Read more »
05:31
Apple Acquires Israeli Firm RealFace Specializing in...

Apple has bought Israeli startup RealFace, a cybersecurity and machine learning firm specializing in facial recognition technology.

The Times of Israel reported on Sunday that the Tel Aviv-based company, founded in 2014, was snapped up by Apple for an estimated $2 million, while Hebrew-language Calcalist said the deal was worth "several million dollars".

RealFace's website is currently offline, but according to promotional material, the startup had developed a unique facial recognition technology that integrates artificial intelligence and "brings back human perception to digital processes". RealFace's software is said to use proprietary IP in the field of "frictionless face recognition" that allows for rapid learning from facial features.

The Israeli...

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04:27
Apple Wins another 7 Design Patents Covering Beats...

It's another big day for Apple at the Hong Kong Patent Office. Yesterday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple wins a Design Patent for a Next-Gen Apple Store Display Structure for Apple TV." In this second design patent report we cover another seven patents related to Beats EP headphones and a new kind of Apple Store display ....

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04:00
Barbie Hello Hologram is a tiny virtual friend for...

Smart home speakers like the Echo and Google Home can tell you the weather, play music and look up stuff for you. However, they stop short of attaching a face to those actions, and certainly don't have any sense of sartorial style. Mattel's latest cr...

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Saturday February 18

23:32
Self-driving car race finishes with a crash

Fans attending Formula E's Buenos Aires ePrix got a nice treat: the first 'race' between self-driving cars on a professional track, courtesy of a test from Roborace. Only... it didn't quite go according to plan. Roborace's two test vehicles (known...

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20:59
BetterTouchTool 2.07 - Customize Multi-Touch...

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

These gestures are customizable:

  • Magic Mouse:
    • Pinch in / out (zoom)
    • single-finger tap left
    • single-finger tap right
    • single-finger tap middle
    • single-finger tap
    • single-finger click middle
    • two-finger tap
    • two-finger click
    • two-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • two-finger tip tap left/right
    • three-finger tap
    • three-finger click
    • three-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • four-finger swipe up/down
    • four-finger click
    • TipTap left/right
  • Touchpad:
    • single-finger tap top-left
    • single-finger tap top-right
    • single-finger tap top-middle
    • single-finger tap bottom-left
    • single-finger tap bottom-right
    • single-...
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20:59
BetterTouchTool 2.071 - Customize Multi-Touch...

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

These gestures are customizable:

  • Magic Mouse:
    • Pinch in / out (zoom)
    • single-finger tap left
    • single-finger tap right
    • single-finger tap middle
    • single-finger tap
    • single-finger click middle
    • two-finger tap
    • two-finger click
    • two-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • two-finger tip tap left/right
    • three-finger tap
    • three-finger click
    • three-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • four-finger swipe up/down
    • four-finger click
    • TipTap left/right
  • Touchpad:
    • single-finger tap top-left
    • single-finger tap top-right
    • single-finger tap top-middle
    • single-finger tap bottom-left
    • single-finger tap bottom-right
    • single-...
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20:57
Shia LaBeouf's anti-Trump livestream is reborn...

Shia LaBeouf's anti-Trump livestreaming art piece in New York City was ignominiously shut down just a few weeks into its planned 4-year run, but it's getting a revival... albeit nowhere near its original home. LaBeouf and his artist partners have re...

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20:49
Apple's iPhone drops to fifth place in Chinese...




Apple continued to struggle for ground in China during the December quarter, ceding fourth place in the country's smartphone market under pressure from local brands like Huawei and Xiaomi, according to new research data.

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19:57
BetterTouchTool 2.07 - Customize Multi-Touch...

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

These gestures are customizable:

  • Magic Mouse:
    • Pinch in / out (zoom)
    • single-finger tap left
    • single-finger tap right
    • single-finger tap middle
    • single-finger tap
    • single-finger click middle
    • two-finger tap
    • two-finger click
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Orlando Magic player Aaron Gordon took things to a whole new level in tonight's NBA Slam Dunk Contest, one of the main events during the league's All-Star Weekend. The 21-year-old worked with Intel on a drone to use an assist prop for his first dunk...

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The best Warhammer 40,000 games for the iPhone and...




There are dozens of Warhammer 40,000 games available for iOS, but which are the must-plays? AppleInsider examines them, and purges the heretical ones.

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Batmobile toy uses augmented reality to show the...

Batman's got plenty of wonderful toys bearing his name, from his trusty Batarangs to his super Batcomputer. However, none are more famous than the Batmobile. And, while diehard fans might be a little down on the design of the latest version as seen i...

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TAG Heuer's next smartwatch may include a...

TAG Heuer has dropped a few hints about its plans for a successor to the Connected, but the biggest news may be what it isn't mentioning. Android Central sources claim that TAG is working on the Connected Modular, a "fully customizable" Android Wear...

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Would you buy a new Apple TV if the only upgrade was...

Earlier this week, a report emerged claiming that Apple is developing a new version of its Apple TV with support for 4K. The report noted that the refreshed model could launch as soon as this year. It’s unclear at this point if Apple has plans for any other feature additions to the Apple TV alongside 4K support, though several other things have been rumored.

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The second robot Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) sent into Fukushima's unit 2 reactor also failed to finish its mission. Earlier this month, the cameras of the first "scorpion" robot that ventured into the reactor malfunctioned after two hours d...

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FBI has three probes looking into Russia's...

It's no secret that the FBI has been investigating Russia's alleged bid to influence US elections through hacking, but it's now clear just how deep that investigation goes. Reuters tipsters understand that there are "at least" three FBI probes into t...

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A week with BeatsX: How Apple’s latest W1 earbuds...

Six weeks after the launch of the iPhone 7 I wrote that life without a headphone jack was a confusing mess of adapters and a lack of cohesion between Apple products. That piece, however, was written before W1 earbuds hit the market.

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JJ Abrams and Stephen King are creating another Hulu...

The first collaboration between JJ Abrams and Stephen King on an original Hulu series (11.22.63) clearly went well, as the two are coming back for another round. Abrams' Bad Robot studio has teased Castle Rock, another Hulu show based on King's writ...

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Apple wins a Design Patent for a Next-Gen Apple...

Most Apple Stores today present Apple TV as presented in our cover graphic. Apple has been experimenting with a new Apple TV display structure such as the one noted below in our report. Late yesterday the Hong Kong Patent and Trademark Office published a series of new design patents issued to Apple for display structures and more. The first ...

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Review: Nintendo's Fire Emblem Heroes for...




The 27-year-old "Fire Emblem" series' latest entry was released earlier in February on iOS -- AppleInsider fights the forces of evil in "Fire Emblem Heroes."

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The Travel Series: Apps to Load Before You Leave

Apple World Today editor Steve Sande is on a fun vacation trip, so he’ll be providing readers with a lot of helpful tips over the next few weeks that can help them use their tech gear confidently and safely anywhere. 

TripAdvisor

In my last post I described different types of hardware and accessories that travelers might want to pack before going on a trip. Today, I'll talk about apps that are good to either install or familiarize yourself with prior to your departure.

General Travel Apps

There are a lot of travel-oriented apps in the App Store, but I'll only mention a few. "General" travel apps are those that provide a broad range of information about restaurants, attractions, and lodging in a specific area. My personal favorite, as it uses the usually unbiased reviews of people like you and me to provide guidance, is...

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10:29
Google tests LTE phone calls on Project Fi

As nice as Google's Project Fi service is for the data-hungry crowd, it's not so hot for voice -- switching to Fi frequently means giving up pristine-sounding LTE voice calls with some of your friends. You might not have to make that sacrifice for m...

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Twitter and Showtime stream a boxing match at 9PM...

Twitter is no stranger to livestreaming sports, but it still has opportunities to break new ground. The social network is teaming up with Showtime to stream its first-ever boxing match. Tune in to Twitter on desktop or mobile tonight (February 18th...

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08:41
Another Analyst Report Confirms that Apple was...

In Q3 2016 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Oppo Flies to top Smartphone Vendor in China for Q3 with Apple landing in Fifth Spot." With Apple releasing their new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with a cool new dual lens camera it was expected to see Apple rebound in China in Q4 2016. While Apple had a record breaking quarter for the iPhone, it didn't even make the slightest dent in China ...

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Apple-backed trade association pledges support for...

Apple has long been a supporter of renewable energy, pushing towards using alternative energy to power its worldwide operations. Now, an energy trade associate that includes Apple has expressed its support for a proposal from the U.S. energy regulator that would make it easer to participate in wholesale markets for energy storage and distributed energy resources…

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