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Monday August 22

09:29
Apple may launch three new iPhones in 2017, limiting...

Apple is preparing not two but three new iPhone models for 2017, the third of which will have a curved OLED screen similar to the Edge versions of Samsung's Galaxy phones, a report claimed on Monday.

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09:24
Microsoft's latest acquisition hints at AI...

Hate the song and dance involved in finding just the right time to hold a meeting? Microsoft does too. It's acquiring Genee, whose centerpiece is an AI-powered virtual assistant that helps you schedule events in sync with your itinerary. Email bot...

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09:23
Apple Announces 2016 Apple Music Festival in London

Apple today announced its 2016 Apple Music Festival, a free annual concert series that will see big name artists performing at the London Roundhouse. This year's event will take place from September 18 to September 30.

Apple Music Festival 10 returns to London in September for 10 exhilarating nights of live music. Residents of the UK can win tickets to the gigs. Apple Music members around the world can watch the performances for free. Ticket applications will be opening soon. Follow @AppleMusic on Twitter and Snapchat for up-to-the minute information and join the #AMF10 conversation.In 2015, Apple made some significant changes to the festival, which was called the iTunes Festival in the years before the launch of Apple Music. Prior to 2015, the event lasted for a full 30 days, but was scaled down to 10 days with the revamp. Apple also now offers the music...

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09:15
Pad and Quill Back to Work Giveaway. $700 value! [...

Pad and Quill has partnered with The Loop to offer you a chance to win a $700 Back to Work giveaway. One winner will receive a Luxury Briefcase, Leather Ipad pro case, Woodline case for the Iphone, and a Classic leather band for the Apple Watch.” Sign up for your chance to win!

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09:09
Zakk Wylde on Ozzy, Dio, and Axl

Zakk is the reason I picked up the guitar again after a few years away from playing. He is an incredible guitarist—acoustic and electric— and having met him a number of times, he is a great person. I learned how to play almost every song he released, just so I could see how he did chord progressions and timing.

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09:05
Apple's 2017 Curved OLED iPhone to Be a New...

Apple is planning to release at least three new iPhones next year, including a high-end model with a 5.5-inch-or-larger OLED display that is curved on both sides like Samsung's Galaxy S7 edge, according to Nikkei. The other two models are said to be 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models with flat LCD displays like the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, corroborating previous reports.

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

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09:04
New Parallels Desktop 12 Improves Speed, Gains Take...

A major upgrade to Parallels Desktop brings improved performance and new features, plus a brand-new Take Control book.

 

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09:01
How Netgear's Orbi plans to eradicate Wi-Fi...

Netgear's Orbi Wi-Fi system is more than just router, utilizing two devices to blanket your whole home in Wi-Fi.

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09:00
Apple, Samsung Capture All Of Industry's...

Continuing to operate on razor thin margins, smartphone manufacturers other than Samsung and Apple are bleeding money. Apple accounted for 75 percent of the smartphone's profits in the second quarter this year, down from 90 percent a year ago, according to Canaccord Genuity. Samsung, which has reported strong sales thanks to its Galaxy S7 series of smartphones, accounted for more than 30 percent of the industry, the research added. ZDNet reports: While this tale could revolve around Apple vs. Samsung the larger question is this: Why would any company want to make smartphones? Let's get real. All the profits go to Apple (high end) or Samsung (high end and scale). The rest of the players in the market don't make money and get disrupted by whatever vendor is flavor of the month? Remember that Xiaomi was supposed to be the next big thing in China and elsewhere, but is now being disrupted by Oppo and Vivo. A quarter from now Oppo and Vivo will be thumped by some smartphone manufacturer...

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09:00
The best tech for college freshmen

Starting college is expensive. In addition to, you know, the tuition, you and the parentals will probably be making a large shopping trip to buy all manner of sweaters, snacks and extra-long twin sheets to round out your dorm room. And that's not cou...

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08:58
Google removing support for Chrome Apps in Mac...

Google is continuing a migration away from Chrome apps, and has revealed a plan to cut packaged and hosted apps from its standalone Web browser in the next two years.

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08:58
The Cellphone That Assembles Itself (Video)

You know that Arthur C. Clarke line about sufficiently advanced technology being indistinguishable from magic? Behold a little wizardry from M.I.T. in the form of a “self-assembling” cellphone. Fast Company did a story on a lab at the university that designed a cellphone with six components. They are designed in such a way that when jostled together in a tumbler, the parts that fit together, stick together, while the parts that don’t, don’t. The possibilities for cheap assembly could be staggering—in this case, it could help put a cellphone into the hands of almost anyone. But the principles are not limited to cellphones. It’s fascinating to watch, and if you find it interesting, check out the full article.


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08:38
The slim PS4 is looking realer every day

When photos of a purported slim PS4 redesign emerged, you could hear the skeptics' cries from a mile away: fake! Photoshopped! However, it looks like this new console is very much real. Eurogamer visited the person who bought the unreleased console f...

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08:19
Sony receiver lowers the costs of Android Auto and...

It's not easy to add smartphone-based infotainment to your existing car, especially if you prefer Android Auto. Many aftermarket head units are either devoted solely to Apple CarPlay (like Pioneer's AppRadio 4) or mind-numbingly expensive (such as t...

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08:18
Apple loses ground in Indian smartphone market,...

Despite Apple attempts to push deeper into the Indian smartphone market, the iPhone is still largely failing to gain traction, according to a recent research study.

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08:16
Adobe InDesign CC 2015 11.4.1.102 - Professional...

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

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



Version 11.4.1.102 (2015.4):

Note: Update is ~304 MB.

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



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

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08:08
AT&T’s New MobileShare Advantage Plan Costs...

On Sunday AT&T rolled out their new MobileShare Advantage Plans and, along with them, their online comparison tool that shows you just what the new plans will cost you. Digging in this morning it’s pretty evident that only a handful of people currently on MobileShare Value plans will actually save money with these new plans. Click through to see the math and the details.


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08:00
TMO Daily Observations 2016-08-22: Interview with...

This week TMO’s Daily Observations turns to the musical side of the Apple community. Today Airplane Mode’s Dave Wiskus joins Jeff Gamet to talk about the band, his musical journey, and finding success as an indie band.


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08:00
Analogue's beautiful, aluminum NES gets a...

The NES Classic is equal parts neat and limited -- after all, it has the correct look, but can't be expanded beyond the 30 games built into it and won't play nice with existing NES controllers. Cheap? Sure, though it's maybe not the tiny retro machin...

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07:56
Apple buys Gliimpse, apparently looking into health...

Apple has apparently acquired Gliimpse, a health startup whose stated aim is to allow any American to pull together a comprehensive picture of their health, which they would be free to share with medical professionals as desired.

The acquisition reportedly happened “earlier this year” and has yet to be noted by Apple or published on the Gliimpse web site. For its part, Apple offered its usual “non-denial” statement that it ‘buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.’

Interestingly, Gliimpse founder Anil Sethi started out as an Apple engineer back in the late 80s, before becoming a serial entrepreneur after forming and taking public his company Sequoia Software. He said that he formed Gliimpse out of a frustration at...

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07:56
Embedded SIM cards to increasingly dominate the M2M...

A new study from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) has found that embedded SIM cards will increasingly dominate the M2M (Machine to Machine) space, accounting for more than 50% of connections by the end of the decade.
New Opportunities & Business Models

According to the new study, the introduction of the GSMA’s embedded specification is likely to fuel the opportunity for service providers to offer remote provisioning of SIM cards. The study claimed that this in turn would greatly enhance the capabilities of service providers to update and augment offerings and subscriptions.

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07:53
News: Apple investigating after two Foxconn...

Apple partner Foxconn said two workers at one of its manufacturing facilities died last week, The Wall Street Journal reports. A 31-year-old employee at the Zhengzhou plant that specializes in production of Apple devices climbed to the top of the building and leapt to his death after finishing his night shift on an iPhone assembly line Wednesday night. The man had been on the job only a month, prompting one fellow Foxconn employee to ask, “Why is…

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07:50
Agenda announced for the ninth annual Amsterdam...

The agenda has been set for the Ninth Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet, which will take place during IBC2016 on Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam, NL.

The agenda will feature presentations on 360 VR filmmaking, including the making of "Pure McCartney VR." Also on stage will be user driven presentations from Blackmagic Design, Adobe, HP/NVIDIA, Lumaforge, and fayteq. To purchase tickets and for complete details, visit the SuperMeet website (http://supermeet.com).

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07:46
Apple and Google are teaming up to kill robocalls...

When I lived in the States, I was appalled at the ridiculously huge number of robocalls I got on a regular basis. It’s getting just as bad here in Canada. I hope these companies can band together to find an effective solution to this problem.

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07:45
Deals: $400 of 21" iMac; $270 off 13"...

As the back-to-school shopping season draws to a close, shoppers can snap up a 21" iMac for $899. Or pick up a 128GB 12.9" iPad Pro (Wi-Fi + 4G LTE) for $959 at B&H. Apple's current 13" MacBook Pro is also marked down to $1,030 on eBay, while the 13" Air with 8GB of memory is $200 off.

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07:43
MIT is exploring phones that put themselves together

We've seen a tiny chair that can assemble itself from MIT, but now the lab responsible for that adorable experiment has their eye on a much more complicated project: self-assembling cellphones. Specifically, MIT's Self-Assembly Lab is looking at how...

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07:42
These women sent a generation of astronauts into...

I’m looking forward to seeing this movie about these amazing women. The trailer looks good.

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07:41
VeprIT announces Photo Sense 2 for Mac

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

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

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07:39
Apple has Reportedly Acquired the Personal Health...

Today we're learning that Apple has acquired a health related company called Gliimpse. The Gliimpse team describes themselves as "a well-heeled team of self-funded entrepreneurs with deep roots in the business of healthcare, technology and building successful ventures.

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07:34
iPhone-compatible ZEISS VR ONE Plus VR headset...

ZEISS has announced the official in-store launch of its $129 VR ONE Plus virtual reality headset in select Best Buy stores nationwide, and online. The VR ONE Plus will be featured as part of an hands-on display, allowing general consumers to experience its quality hardware and lenses for the first time, according to the folks at ZEISS.

The smartphone-enabled VR ONE Plus is an open-platform, software agnostic VR headset that includes a universal smartphone tray. The tray allows the VR ONE plus to accommodate most smartphones with a screen size between 4.7 and 5.5 inches, including the iPhone 6/6S and the iPhone 6 Plus. Dual operating system compatibility means the VR ONE Plus works with thousands of apps in the Google Play and Apple App stores, including many gaming apps, YouTube 360 degree videos, and Google Street View.

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07:25
VRS Design debuts case lineup for the not-yet-...

Apple hasn’t even confirmed that an “iPhone 7” is coming, but that hasn’t stopped VRS Design from announcing their case line-up for the next gen smartphone. 

In fact, the mobile accessories company claims that over 50% of iPhone users will be switching to the new iPhone 7 after its release (quoting info from a July 2016 Fortune article entitled “Here’s How Many iPhone Owners Will Buy the iPhone 7.” The VRS Design iPhone 7 case lineup includes 12 models that are available for pre-order now.

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07:24
Apple's health push continues with reported...

Earlier this year Apple purchased personal health data startup Gliimpse, a report revealed on Monday, potentially setting the stage for enhancements to CareKit, HealthKit, and ResearchKit.

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07:24
Apple bought a company that tracks chronic health...

Apple has purchased Gliimpse, a startup that helps users collect and personalize their health records, according to Fast Company. Apple confirmed the deal, which reportedly happened earlier this year, but was coy as usual. "Apple buys smaller technol...

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07:23
Apple investigating deaths of two Foxconn workers...

Apple is said to be seeking more information on the deaths of two workers from Foxconn’s iPhone assembly line in Zhengzhou, China. The WSJ reports that one death was an apparent suicide, the other an accident.

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07:13
News: Apple buys health data startup Gliimpse

Apple’s digital health team has made its first known acquisition, a personal health data startup named Gliimpse, Fast Company reports. The Silicon Valley company was started in 2013 and built its own software platform to allow people to collect, personalize and share a picture of their health data. Gliimpse was funded by Anil Sethi, a “serial entrepreneur” who spent the past decade working with health startups and got his start as…

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07:08
Hey, Siri, that’s ‘Streisand’ without a soft ’s’

A Barbra Streisand update may be coming to iPhones, iPads and even Macs soon. The singer and actress recently said she asked that Apple fix Siri, its personal digital assistant (which will debut on the Mac with macOS Sierra this fall) to pronounce her last name right, according to Billboard.

"She pronounces my name wrong," the singer/actor/director said on NPR's Weekend Edition. "With a soft S, like sand on the beach. I've been saying this for my whole career.”

She told Billboard that she took up the issue of her name with Apple CEO Tim Cook himself.

"And so what did I do? I called the head of Apple, Tim Cook, and he delightfully agreed to have Siri change the pronunciation of my name, finally, with the next update on Sept. 30," said Streisand.

I’m not sure what update she’s speaking of, unless it’s the upcoming iOS 10.

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07:07
Corel Painter 16.0.0.400 - $499.00

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

Features

  • The Most Natural Transition From Traditional to Digital Art - Immerse yourself in painting software that offers the largest selection of Natural-Media® brushes and canvas textures on the market. Craft your art with stunning reality using an array of authentic dry and wet media. When combined with a pressure sensitive drawing solution, you will forget you are painting on a computer.
  • 21ST Century Media You Won...
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07:00
Dots & Co is a stylish puzzler that's...

Free-to-play games often look appealing, but it’s difficult to know at a glance whether the business model is insidious and fun ruining, or reasonable and worth pumping a few bucks into. With Freemium Field Test, we’ll take a recent free-to-play iOS game, put it through its paces, and let you know if it’s really worth your time (and money).

Feeling overwhelmed by garish, freemium-fueled puzzle games like Candy Crush Saga and its successors? Two Dots is a favorite here at Macworld, as the...

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06:59
Apple scoops up Gliimpse, a personal health data...

Apple has bought Gliimpse, a personal health data startup, according to Fast Company. The acquisition apparently took place earlier this year.

The company provides “Gliimpses,” your health story. The company helps users collect their medical data from web portals, then help organize it into a shared and understood health story. 

Your personal story adds color to your health data, like “hey doc, that migraine med makes me feel dizzy.” You control your Gliimpse by using your portal username and password, and we download and organize your personal health data from over 1,500-plus US health systems, pharmacies and labs on your behalf.

The acquisition is obviously designed to bolster Apple’s ever-growing efforts in digital health. What stands out about the deal is that Gliimpse is intended for patients with diseases like cancer and...

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06:59
Pixelmator 3.5.1 - Powerful layer-based image editor.

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

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



Version 3.5.1:

  • improvements and bug fixes, including fixes for image exports and the Color Selection, Magic Eraser, and Paint Bucket tools.
  • Stability improvements for the Pixelmator Photos extensions.
  • When editing larger images using the Pixelmator Photos extensions, the image would sometimes disappear. Fixed.
  • An...
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06:52
Barbra Streisand says 'Sept. 30' iOS...

In a weekend radio interview, singer Barbra Streisand claimed that Apple will be fixing the way Siri pronounces her name in the "next update" of iOS, supposedly going out Sept. 30.

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06:52
Apple, other companies, were approached about buying...

According to a report from the New York Times, the ride-sharing company Lyft recently held discussions with handful of companies — including Apple — to discuss a possible acquisition.

Launched in June 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer, the company's mobile-phone application facilitates peer-to-peer ridesharing by connecting passengers who need a ride with drivers who have a car. The company now operates in over 200 U.S. cities, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York City, and is valued at $5.5 billion. As of January 2016, Lyft had raised more than $2 billion from investors.

According to the Times, Lyft’s discussions were most serious with G.M., which is one of the ride-hailing company’s largest investors. However, G.M. never made a written offer...

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06:49
The biochemist behind light beer, the greatest...

I’m one of those beer snobs. I’ve never had a “Lite” beer that was worth the price.

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06:42
Two Foxconn workers die last week; the deaths are...

Hon Hai Precision Industry, which trades as Foxconn Technology Group and which assembles Apple products, said on Monday two workers at its manufacturing facilities in China died last week, even as the company made efforts to improve labor conditions that came under scrutiny after a spate of suicides in recent years, reports Reuters.

Foxconn said a male employee, who joined the company last month, was found dead outside a building in Zhengzhou on Thursday, while a female employee died in a train accident on her way to work on Friday. The company didn’t give further details, but said it was cooperating with authorities investigating the deaths, adds Reuters.

Foxconn is a Taiwanese multinational electronics contract manufacturing company headquartered in Tucheng, New Taipei, Republic of China. It is the world's largest electronics contractor manufacturer, and the...

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06:41
Last Vesper update, sync shutting down

This has been in the tea leaves for a while. Simmons has a few more details about the shutdown of the app here.

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06:41
Review concludes UK bulk surveillance powers are...

Prior to the UK's Investigatory Powers Bill being voted through the House of Commons in June, the surveillance legislation faced criticism from several top Labour MPs. Former Home Secretary and now Prime Minister Theresa May was able to get the Labou...

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06:36
Apple tweaks its retail stores job titles and layouts

Apple met with retail employees over the weekend to introduce “major new changes, including new and renamed positions, a new credo, and new store layouts,” reports MacRumors, quoting unnamed “multiple retail sources.”

Among other changes, detailed in the article, are:

  • A new sales position above Expert. These employees are considered the most knowledgable about Apple products and services. 
  • Creative Pro: A new learning position above Creative. These employees are considered the most knowledgable about Apple products and services. 
  • Technical Expert: An all-new customer support position in between Technical Specialist and Genius. These employees will be able to provide mobile repairs, a task previously limited to Geniuses, and troubleshooting for software and products like the Apple Watch and Apple TV. The position is designed to help reduce...
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06:34
One Mysterious Death outside of Foxconn's...

As the iPhone 7 is now in high gear for release in September, sad news out of China has surfaced today. Reuters reports that Foxconn, which assembles Apple's products, said earlier today that a male worker ...

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06:34
Lyft is said to seek a buyer, without success

While Tim Cook has said the company is looking to make major acquisitions, on the face of it, buying Lyft doesn’t seem to make sense, given their investment in Didi Chuxing. More than likely, any talent or technology they would get from a Lyft purchase is already available to them through Didi.

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06:32
News: Report: Apple passes on Lyft acquisition

Apple was reportedly one of several companies that held talks over the last few months to consider buying ride-hailing company Lyft, but didn’t end up making an offer, The New York Times reports. Didi Chuxing, the Chinese ride-hailing company in which Apple invested $1 billion in May, was also mentioned as a possible buyer, alongside General Motors, Google, Amazon, and Uber. Didi Chuxing acquired Uber’s operations in China earlier this…

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06:29
Apple buys Gliimpse, a startup aiming to create...

Fast Company reports that Apple has acquired Gliimpse, a health startup whose stated aim is to allow any American to pull together a comprehensive picture of their health, which they would be free to share with medical professionals as desired.

Our vision is personalized and shareable medical records for all 317,000,000 Americans.

The acquisition reportedly happened ‘earlier this year.’ While it hasn’t yet been noted on the Gliimpse website, Apple has issued its usual ‘non-denial’ statement that it ‘buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.’

Founder Anil Sethi started out as an Apple engineer back in the late 80s, before becoming a serial entrepreneur after forming and taking public his...

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06:21
Close-by exoplanet may have an oxygen-rich atmosphere

At last, scientists might have spotted a rocky exoplanet with an oxygen-heavy atmosphwere... only it's not the alternate Earth you might be hoping for. Astronomers have determined that GJ 1132b (aka Gliese 1132b), a relatively close 39 light years a...

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06:13
Apple Acquires Personal Health Data Recording...

Apple has acquired personal health and wellness startup Gliimpse, continuing its push into the health and fitness landscape that it began focusing on with the launch of the Apple Watch.

The company made the acquisition earlier in the year, according to Fast Company, but Apple has now confirmed the purchase with its usual response: "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans."

Gliimpse is a personal health platform that collects various fitness-related pieces of data for its users "to collect, personalize, and share a picture of their health data" at different stages of their personal journey. The company was funded by entrepreneur Anil Sethi and was founded in 2013, following...

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06:00
Programmatically Grab The Location Of An Account

Namespace conflicts can be interesting. Especially with multiple local domains. To grab the path of a directory domain of a currently logged in user (when running as the user) using a script, you can run the following:

dscl . -read /Users/`whoami` | grep AppleMetaNodeLocation | awk '{print $2}'

You can then replace the string we’re using with grep if you’d like to pull a different attribute from the user record, you’d use the following:

dscl . -read /Users/`whoami` | grep UniqueID | awk '{print $2}'

The post Programmatically Grab The Location Of An Account appeared first on krypted.com.

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06:00
Barbara Streisand Says iOS 10 Will Be Released...

According to Barbara Streisand, Apple will release iOS 10 on September 30th. I know what you’re thinking: what does Barbara Streisand know about Apple’s release dates? Normally, Bryan Chaffin would be the first to say “nothing.” Followed by “Gimme a break.” But she has an interesting story, and it starts with Siri mispronouncing her name.


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06:00
Daily Deal: CrossOver 15 lets you run Windows apps...

Last week we highlighted a virtual machine solution that makes it possible to run a full Windows machine on your Mac, but what if you just need to run one specific Windows app and you don't want the expense of the VM software and a Windows license? That's where CrossOver 15 comes in, and we've got it for you in the for just $19.99

CrossOver makes it possible to run specific Windows apps without Windows, and without installing Windows virus protection on your Mac -- an extra added expense with virtual machines. Not all apps run properly under CrossOver, so you'll want to check the compatibility lists first. But if your favorite...

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06:00
The Pongbot makes beer pong actually challenging

If you ever went to a party in college, chances are you've played beer pong. You throw a ball into a cup filled with beer, and a successful shot means your opponent has to take a drink. It's a way to make drinking a bit more social and competitive. I...

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Aeon Timeline 2 for Mac &...

Today in iLounge Deals, you can pick up Aeon Timeline 2 for Mac & Windows for only $24.99 — 50% off the regular price. If you’re working on a big project, Aeon Timeline 2 will help you organize yourself and keep on track to meet all of your deadlines. Ideal for a wide variety of projects, this timeline tool lets you manage events, entities, relationships, dependencies and more using an intuitive interface, and you can link any events with…

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05:58
Foxconn acknowledges deaths of two workers from...

On Monday Apple's primary manufacturing partner, Foxconn, disclosed the deaths of two workers from its Apple-oriented Zhengzhou factory, though there don't appear to be any immediate links to conditions at the plant. [Updated]

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05:56
CNET provides its report card as Tim Cook reaches...

Tim Cook will have been CEO of Apple for five years as of Wednesday, and CNET has given its take on his wins and losses during that tenure.

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05:52
Siri will soon pronounce Barbra Streisand’s name...

Barbra Streisand’s name may be known by many for her world-renowned singing and acting career but it turns out Siri has always pronounced her name incorrectly, since its launch in 2011. In an interview with NPR, Streisand voiced her dissatisfaction about this publicly for the first time. Rather than using the correct soft ‘s’ sound for the middle of her surname, Siri announces her name using a ‘z’ pronunciation.

Apparently, this has bugged the celebrity since Siri launched and she has finally made a stink about it. She called Apple CEO Tim Cook directly and he ‘delightfully’ agreed to update Siri to use the correct pronunciation in a forthcoming update.

more…

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05:30
Netgear Orbi promises to rid your home of WiFi dead...

One of the most frustrating first world problems today is not being able to connect to your home WiFi network in spots that are farther away from your router. Netgear believes it can get rid of that problem with its latest product: a WiFi system call...

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05:25
Samsung to Copy Apple's Premium Brand...

In June Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple's Refurbished iPhone Program Rolled into Korea this week …" The report noted that South Korea's "CJ HelloVision had gone with this trend and made a good performance in April by selling refurbished iPhone 5s. It also had sold refurbished iPhone 6S Plus at the end of last month and its supplies were sold out within just 2 weeks. It's now being reported that Samsung ...

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05:15
Department of Justice reports 400% increase in...

You need to be careful out there.

Ransomware attacks have apparently quadrupled over the last year according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The agency reported that the attacks have now escalated to approximately 4,000 per day. Typical ransomware payments range from $500 to $1,000, according to cyberrisk data firm Cyence Inc., but some hackers have demanded as much as $30,000 in an attack that crippled a large portion of the hospital’s computer systems.

Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles paid roughly $17,000 to unlock files in February, following an attack that crippled a large portion of the hospital’s computer systems.

In the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center hack, cybercriminals broke into a server in late January. After...

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05:06
ACLU’s principal technologist reacts to NSA hack...

It’s just ten days since I pointed to a Microsoft security leak as proof of my point that any iPhone master key created by Apple would inevitably fall into the wrong hands in time – and even more powerful support for that position now exists.

It was revealed last week that powerful hacking tools created by the NSA have been leaked, and are now being auctioned to the highest bidder. Christopher Soghoian, Principal Technologist with the Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project at the American Civil Liberties Union, summarised that argument in a single tweet.

Apple:...

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05:00
Apple releases iOS 10 Beta 7 for developers, Public...

If you recently installed the iOS Beta 6 for developers or Public Beta 5, you’re out of date.

Late Friday, Apple released iOS 10 Beta 7 for developers and iOS 10 Public Beta 6 for other users.

The update can be installed by running the Software Update feature in Settings. The new beta weighs in as a 60 megabyte download and contains unspecified fixes and changes.

If you’ve tried either of the new betas and have any feedback to offer, please let us know in the comments.

Via Macworld

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05:00
Renaming Apple Products and Other Deck Chair Shuffles

Since Apple is busy re-arranging deck chairs rather than actually making a new product, the least they can do is fix their wacked-out product naming scheme. John Kheit has some ideas on taming those names and modernizing Apple’s approach.


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04:30
Satechi's Dual Sonic Conicals are decent, low...

The Satechi Dual Sonic Conicals (v 2.0) are decent-sounding, low cost ($29.99) speakers that will appeal to owners of computers with crappy speakers, though they’re certainly not targeted to those who want audiophile quality sound.

For example, I find the speakers on my 27-inch iMac more satisfying than the Dual Sonic Conicals. But for 30 bucks, the Satechi speakers — available in black or white — aren’t bad, though the sound is a bit hollow and the bass distorts at high volumes. Also, the speakers have a couple of things going for them.

The cable features an in-line volume control, allowing easy volume adjustment. The Conicals small, sleek and attractive in a minimalist way with their cone shape and rubberized matte white finish.

For better and worse, they’re powered by your USB port instead of an AC outlet. Better if you’re running out of electrical outlets. Worse if you’re...

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04:25
Apple introducing three new positions & poetic...

Apple is complementing its redesigned and renamed Apple Stores with changes to the staffing roles, according to sources. We first heard last week that the changes would be announced on Sunday, along with a new credo.

Hearing that there is a big deal Apple Retail Store meeting Sunday. Details coming soon to @9to5mac #credo

— Seth Weintraub (@llsethj) August 17, 2016

Three new positions are being introduced as of February 2017, while other roles are being renamed …

...

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04:18
Apple Continues to Dominate the Premium Smartphone...

Last week Patently Apple posted a report titled "In the Smartphone Volume Game alone, Samsung remains Number One Worldwide." I noted in that report that Gartner's numbers were based on general worldwide "volume shipments" while Kantar's earlier report focused on the high-end of the smartphone market where Apple remained king. Today, a report from South Korea confirms Apple is still the high-end market leader.

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04:09
Firefox 48.0.1 - Fast, safe Web browser.

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

The Web, as it's meant to be experienced

Features

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



Version 48.0.1:

Fixed

  • An audio regression impacting some major websites
  • A top crash in the JavaScript engine
  • A startup crash issue caused by Websense
  • A different behavior with e10s / non-e10s on...
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04:00
Get your kicks with sticks with World Cup Air Hockey

By Frank Petrie

World Cup Air Hockey — available in free and US$0.99 versions at the Apple App Store for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is a fine, fun virtual hockey game. It first allows you to pick the country that you represent and your opponents country. Once done, you then choose from three game modes: Practice, Tournament and Head-to-Head. Of these three, I find my self playing mainly practice as it's straightforward.

Your objective is to be the first player to score seven goals. Again, you can either confine your high scores to your device or put them out on the network and see how they measure up t others.

Head-to-Head mode mode lets you take on an opponent, a living one at that, and play each other on the same device. Your viewing angle is switched to an over-the-head mode, thereby allowing both players a good view of the action....

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03:13
Thunderbird 45.2.0 - Email client from Mozilla.

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

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



Version 45.2.0:

Fixed

  • Links were not always detected properly in the message body (terminated early on "|", some long links not detected at all)
  • Invitations to events could not be printed.
  • Falsely reported not enough disk space during compacting
  • Dragging and dropping of contacts from the contact list onto an addressbook while All Addressbooks is selected...
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02:37
Privacy Advocates Cite NSA Hack as Vindication of...

Privacy advocates have claimed the breach of hacking tools and exploits apparently stolen from the National Security Agency has vindicated Apple's stance in its dispute with the FBI earlier this year.

Last week, hackers allegedly stole a cache of the NSA's top espionage tools and offered to sell them to the highest bidder, according to multiple sources.

The malware was linked to the "Equation Group", a secretive team of cyber spies widely believed to be associated with the NSA and its state partners. The hacking collective that stole the malware posted two sets of files, including a free sample of the stolen data, which dates back to 2013, and a second encrypted file whose decryption key went up for sale in a bitcoin auction. Many...

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Sunday August 21

20:59
Quicken 2016 3.5.2 - Complete personal finance...

Quicken 2016 makes managing your money easier than ever. Whether paying bills, upgrading from Windows, enjoying more reliable downloads, or getting expert product help, Quicken's new and improved features will help you save time and get better control of your money.

Features

  • Pay your bills from right within Quicken:
    • See and track them all in one place so that you never miss a bill
    • See what bills have been paid, are coming up, or past due
    • Easily pay your bills on time from right within Quicken
  • Single-click upgrade from Quicken Windows to Quicken Mac:
    • Convert from Quicken Windows to Quicken Mac in one click (excludes version from Mac App Store)
    • Do it all right from your Mac (no Windows required)
    • Easily import data from Quicken Mac 2015, Quicken Mac 2007, and Quicken Essentials with just one click
  • Export Category Summary and Tax Summary reports to a CSV...
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20:59
VueScan 9.5.55 - Scanner software with advanced...

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

Why should you use VueScan?

  • Easy to use - just run VueScan, press Preview, adjust the cropping, then press Scan.
  • Accurate colors - uses ICC profiles and IT8 calibration.
  • Powerful - dozens of advanced options.
  • Faster workflow - can edit one image while the next image is being scanned (most scanner software won't let you work with one image while another is being scanned).
  • Simple to install - installing VueScan changes nothing on your system, installs nothing in your operating system and all other scanner software will continue to function.
  • Award winning - 2002 "Best Utility", Mac Addict Magazine....
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20:59
Dropbox 8.4.19 - Cloud backup and synchronization...

Dropbox is an application that creates a special Finder folder that automatically syncs online and between your computers. It allows you to both backup files and keep them up-to-date between systems.

Note: You must first sign up to use Dropbox.

The Dropbox application is available for OS X, Windows, and Linux. A video on the site explains more.



Version 8.4.19:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.6 or later



Download Now]]>

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20:59
LaunchBar 6.7.2 - Powerful file/URL/email launcher...

LaunchBar is an award-winning productivity utility that offers an amazingly intuitive and efficient way to search and access any kind of information stored on your computer or on the Web. It provides instant access to your applications, documents, contacts, and bookmarks, to your music library, to search engines and more, just by entering short abbreviations of the searched item's name.

You just hit Command-Space to bring LaunchBar's input window to front, enter an arbitrary abbreviation, and as soon as you start typing LaunchBar displays the best matching choices, ready to be opened immediately.

Start applications, open documents, invoke system services, compose emails, or navigate the Web--LaunchBar will be your essential servant.



Version 6.7.2:

New Features and Improvements

  • Added "Preferred Input Source" preference option, allowing a choice of keyboard-input source that will be used in favor of the...
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20:59
Stacks 3.2.1 - New way to create pages in...

Stacks is a new way to create pages in RapidWeaver. It's a plugin designed to combine drag-and-drop simplicity with the power of fluid layout.

Features

  • Fluid Layout: Stacks lets you build pages that flow text to the dimensions of a theme even if the theme has a variable width. You can build flowing columns, flexible rows, and tiles of images.
  • Nesting Objects: Build columns within columns within rows within columns. Or group a stack of objects inside a box. Almost anything is possible with Stacks.
  • Download More Stacks:There are hundreds of professionally designed free and low cost stacks ready for download. Easily add amazing content to your site.
  • Live Image Editing: Resize, rotate, and style your images with an easy to use HUD and see the changes happen right in the layout.
  • Pros Welcome: Because Stacks builds layout with...
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18:27
Apple shakes up retail workforce with new and...

In an "all-hands" meeting for retail staff this weekend, Apple reportedly introduced a slew of significant changes including three new job titles, renamed existing positions, and even an updated corporate credo it wants workers to follow.

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12:10
Bloomberg’s Report on Apple Watch 2

I have a few problems with Bloomberg’s report on the upcoming Apple Watch 2, credited to Mark Gurman, Alex Webb, and Scott Moritz. Starting with the headline: “Apple Hits Roadblocks in Cutting Watch Ties to iPhone”.

Apple Inc. has hit roadblocks in making major changes that would
connect its Watch to cellular networks and make it less dependent
on the iPhone, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
The company still plans to announce new watch models this fall
boasting improvements to health tracking.

The updated versions will also be able to integrate GPS-based
location tracking, according to the people, who asked not to be
identified because the plans aren’t public. An Apple spokeswoman
declined to comment.

The use of present tense in the headline (“hits roadblocks”) instead of past...

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10:57
Massachusetts will tax ridesharing services to...

State and city governments have been trying to protect the taxi industry from ridesharing services for a while, but Massachusetts is taking an unusual route. Its governor recently enacted a law (the first known in the US) that will charge ridesharin...

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10:51
Quicken 2016 3.5.2 - Complete personal finance...

Quicken 2016 makes managing your money easier than ever. Whether paying bills, upgrading from Windows, enjoying more reliable downloads, or getting expert product help, Quicken's new and improved features will help you save time and get better control of your money.

Features

  • Pay your bills from right within Quicken:
    • See and track them all in one place so that you never miss a bill
    • See what bills have been paid, are coming up, or past due
    • Easily pay your bills on time from right within Quicken
  • Single-click upgrade from Quicken Windows to Quicken Mac:
    • Convert from Quicken Windows to Quicken Mac in one click (excludes version from Mac App Store)
    • Do it all right from your Mac (no Windows required)
    • Easily import data from Quicken Mac 2015, Quicken Mac 2007, and Quicken Essentials with just one click
  • Export Category Summary and Tax Summary reports to a CSV...
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10:49
Decompile Non-ReadOnly AppleScripts

Forgot to save the source code of those AppleScripts in a place you can find it again before you compiled? Quick and dirty, provided you didn’t save it as ReadOnly, you can grab the source of an AppleScript using osadecompile. Just feed it the app (not the applet or the main.scpt btw), as I do with /Users/charlesedge/Documents/mycompiledapp.app below:

osadecompile  /Users/charlesedge/Documents/mycompiledapp.app

Easy peasy.

The post Decompile Non-ReadOnly AppleScripts appeared first on krypted.com.

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10:01
Apple Reinvents the Battery Icon with a Time Stamp...

This week the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that revealed the reinvention of today's battery power icon found on mobile devices. The new system will be able to intelligently measure time remaining before recharging based on ...

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09:48
Apple Introduces Major Retail Changes, Including New...

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

Apple is implementing three new retail positions in the United States and United Kingdom, and likely elsewhere, including two pro-level positions and an all-new Technical Expert position to complement the Genius Bar/Grove:

Pro: A new sales position above Expert. These employees are considered the most knowledgable about Apple products and services.

Creative Pro: A new learning position above Creative. These employees are considered the most knowledgable about Apple products and services.

Technical Expert: An all-new customer support position in between Technical Specialist and Genius. These employees will be able to provide mobile repairs, previously limited to Geniuses, and...

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09:30
Ben Heck's Hackbot Wars, part 2: Weapons

It's time for the "Hackbotz" to assemble! In this second part of the series, we see the bots being weaponized for ballon destruction. With their experience in thrifty salvaging, The Ben Heck Show team has scavenged parts to enhance their robots. K...

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09:06
MGG 619: Security Breach!

Listener Jason had a security breach on his home network. Learn what he did that allowed this to happen, and what you can do to prevent it. Lots of other tips in this episode, too, like removing phantom app storage, enabling iCloud for iBooks after the fact, starting up in Safe Mode with a wireless keyboard, and much more.


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08:00
After Math: All of them

This was an interesting week for understanding core concepts. Here are some examples. Every Eddie Bauer store was hacked, all of Twitter's users now get quality filters, AT&T entirely eliminated overage charges (but only for some of its plans) an...

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07:00
Self-driving taxis and buses, and more in the week...

The age of the self-driving car is finally here: Uber just announced plans to launch its first fleet of autonomous taxis this month, and self-driving buses are now hitting the streets of Helsinki. Airbus is shooting even higher with plans to build an...

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06:59
Dropbox 8.4.19 - Cloud backup and synchronization...

Dropbox is an application that creates a special Finder folder that automatically syncs online and between your computers. It allows you to both backup files and keep them up-to-date between systems.

Note: You must first sign up to use Dropbox.

The Dropbox application is available for OS X, Windows, and Linux. A video on the site explains more.



Version 8.4.19:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.6 or later



Download Now]]>

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06:35
VueScan 9.5.55 - Scanner software with advanced...

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

Why should you use VueScan?

  • Easy to use - just run VueScan, press Preview, adjust the cropping, then press Scan.
  • Accurate colors - uses ICC profiles and IT8 calibration.
  • Powerful - dozens of advanced options.
  • Faster workflow - can edit one image while the next image is being scanned (most scanner software won't let you work with one image while another is being scanned).
  • Simple to install - installing VueScan changes nothing on your system, installs nothing in your operating system and all other scanner software will continue to function.
  • Award winning - 2002 "Best Utility", Mac Addict Magazine....
| Read more »
05:48
Stacks 3.2.1 - New way to create pages in...

Stacks is a new way to create pages in RapidWeaver. It's a plugin designed to combine drag-and-drop simplicity with the power of fluid layout.

Features

  • Fluid Layout: Stacks lets you build pages that flow text to the dimensions of a theme even if the theme has a variable width. You can build flowing columns, flexible rows, and tiles of images.
  • Nesting Objects: Build columns within columns within rows within columns. Or group a stack of objects inside a box. Almost anything is possible with Stacks.
  • Download More Stacks:There are hundreds of professionally designed free and low cost stacks ready for download. Easily add amazing content to your site.
  • Live Image Editing: Resize, rotate, and style your images with an easy to use HUD and see the changes happen right in the layout.
  • Pros Welcome: Because Stacks builds layout with...
| Read more »
05:31
Apple's macOS Finder & Apple Music Icons...

This week the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published three of Apple's latest registered trademarks covering the Mac's Finder icon in two color schemes (blue and graphite) along with the multicolored Apple Music iOS icon. Apple Music is Apple's branded music-streaming service. Users select music to stream to their device on-demand, or they can listen to ...

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05:30
Finding compatible USB-C accessories is a crapshoot

By Andrew E. Freedman

USB Type-C is mainstream now. HP and Apple put the new standard on their high-end laptops exclusively, while a number of others are using both USB 3.0 and USB-C. Samsung added USB Type-C to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, which ensu...

| Read more »
05:27
LaunchBar 6.7.2 - Powerful file/URL/email launcher...

LaunchBar is an award-winning productivity utility that offers an amazingly intuitive and efficient way to search and access any kind of information stored on your computer or on the Web. It provides instant access to your applications, documents, contacts, and bookmarks, to your music library, to search engines and more, just by entering short abbreviations of the searched item's name.

You just hit Command-Space to bring LaunchBar's input window to front, enter an arbitrary abbreviation, and as soon as you start typing LaunchBar displays the best matching choices, ready to be opened immediately.

Start applications, open documents, invoke system services, compose emails, or navigate the Web--LaunchBar will be your essential servant.



Version 6.7.2:

New Features and Improvements

  • Added "Preferred Input Source" preference option, allowing a choice of keyboard-input source that will be used in favor of the...
| Read more »

Saturday August 20

23:40
3D faces based on Facebook photos can fool security...

Facial recognition systems aren't quite perfect yet and can still make mistakes especially when they're assessing the faces of people of color. Now, a team of researchers from the University of North Carolina showed that companies developing security...

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21:29
Frank Ocean releases new album 'Blonde' as...

Two days after dropping a "visual album" called "Endless," Frank Ocean on Saturday debuted his hotly anticipated album "Blond" -- "Blonde" on Apple Music and iTunes -- as a two-week windowed exclusive on Apple's streaming music service.

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20:59
EyeTV 3.6.9 - Watch and record TV on your Mac.

EyeTV brings a rich TV experience to your Mac. Watch live TV on your Mac. Pause, rewind, and record whenever you want. EyeTV gives you powerful control over what you watch and how you watch it.

Put down the remote. Grab your Mac.

  • A Smarter interface. Find your favorite shows using a convenient program guide with multiple search methods.
  • Customizable recording options. Record a single episode or an entire season.
  • Sync with your apps. Make your recordings portable by integrating with iTunes and syncing your device.
  • Awesome editing. Create video clips and trim unwanted content with easy editing options.



Version 3.6.9 (7513):

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.6.8 or later



...

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20:58
Facebook's Lifestage is a video-centric social...

Facebook isn't done launching products designed to capture the Snapchat generation. Its latest attempt after Instagram Stories and live filters? A new standalone, video-centric social app for high school students called Lifestage. To be able to compl...

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19:32
Microsoft will fix Surface Pro 3 battery issues...

Microsoft was right about its hunch that Surface Pro 3 battery degradation was a software problem. The company reports that it has ruled out hardware as a cause for the shrinking battery capacity, and that it's working on a patch that should bring y...

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18:31
Biggest US total solar eclipse in decades happens...

Lunar eclipses are pretty amazing, but statistically speaking, they aren't really all that rare. Catching a full solar eclipse, on the other hand? That's hard. The moon blocks our planet's view of the sun about ever year and a half -- but these eclip...

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17:02
Get rid of Google Earth Update Helper pop-ups by...

If you’re one of the many Mac OS X users who received an installation dialog for Google Earth Update Helper asking you to enter your password, it wasn’t malware.

Instead, it seems to be a bad update transmitted through Google’s background software updater—something you probably didn’t even know you had. You can delete the Google Earth plug-in that caused it or remove the software updater entirely.

The company’s Mac software installs a background agent, which regularly checks for app updates and pushes them to your computer for Google Earth, Chrome, and other Google software. There’s no front-end to manage software updates, nor does Google provide instructions for removing this background process.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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16:55
Oracle funds a group trying to tarnish Google's...

It won't shock you to hear that Oracle is nursing a grudge after it lost its big copyright case against Google. It's pushing for a new trial, for one thing. However, the software giant is also trying to undermine its rival in roundabout ways. Orac...

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16:03
Apple Annapolis latest to get 'next generation...

Apple opened its relocated Annapolis Mall store in Maryland on Saturday with "next-generation" renovations developed under retail chief Angela Ahrendts, including a large custom TV display, interactive wooden cabinetry and a massive sales floor.

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15:28
Lyft reportedly tried to sell to Apple, Uber and...

Apparently General Motors wasn't the only potential buyer for Lyft's ride-sharing business. According to the New York Times, the San Francisco-based company has been trying to sell itself to everyone from Apple and Google to Amazon, Uber and Didi Chu...

| Read more »
14:45
Six futuristic data storage technologies

By Cat DiStasio

Digital technology is taking over the world, and scientists are hard at work finding better ways to store data -- lots of it and for long periods of time. Scientists are exploring new materials for data storage as well as new methods...

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14:02
∞ A Usain Bolt Flipbook
14:01
How did Microsoft fare at Gamescom this year?

Microsoft has a ton of Xbox exclusives in the pipeline. Gears of War 4, ReCore, Dead Rising 4, Sea of Thieves, Forza Horizon 3 -- the list goes on. Here at Gamescom, we've been speaking to the developers behind each title, listening to their pitches...

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13:57
∞ Metallica concert streaming live on Pandora tonight

Pandora will be streaming Metallica’s concert from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis at 9:00 pm CT time tonight.

P.S. WTF Apple? Time to pay attention to some music other than Pop or Rap.

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13:01
'Resident Evil 7' took just 15 minutes to...

Resident Evil 6 was a bad video game, and Capcom knows it. To save its zombie franchise, the publisher has taken a radically different approach for Resident Evil 7, throwing out the loud explosions and over the top combat for smaller, more atmospheri...

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12:00
'Outreach' is a space adventure game set...

A renewed interest in spaceflight has sparked a wave of video games looking at the harsh realities of living in space. We've had Adrift, a near-future survival epic similar to the film Gravity, and soon Tacoma, a story-driven exploration game set ins...

| Read more »
11:30
North Face's Access Pack was made for obsessive...

A lot of backpacks and messenger bags now come standard with padded laptop sleeves. Whether that's due to most people taking a notebook or tablet with them, I don't know, but laptop bags are a thing, with an increasingly wide range of prices, shapes...

| Read more »
10:25
To Protect Enterprise Data, Secure the Code


Responsibility for securing enterprise applications has been moving down the development lifecycle, and for good reason. It not only makes the enterprise more secure, but also saves companies time and money. For example, the average time to fix a vulnerability in IBM's application security solution has dropped from 20 hours to 30 minutes, according to a study Forrester Consulting released last month. Also, finding bugs earlier rather than later in the development process resulted in a 90 percent cost savings.

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09:41
Apple reportedly among companies that held potential...

While Apple made a $1 billion investment in Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing earlier this year, it apparently also held talks with Lyft, another popular car request service, regarding an acquisition. According to a report from the New York Times, Lyft has recently held discussions with handful of companies to discuss a possible acquisition, with Apple being one of them.

more…

Filed under: Apple ...

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09:37
AT&T working on 5G deployment

The launch isn’t until 2018, but it’s good that people are working on a standard now.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:30
Recommended Reading: What happened at Hyperloop One?

How Hyperloop One
went off the rails
Sarah McBride,
Bloomberg

The folks at Hyperloop One are one group trying to make Elon Musk's seemingly crazy idea of a levitating pod transportation system a reality. That task hasn't been without its fair shar...

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08:45
'Oh... Sir!' is our favorite insult-em-up

Officially, it's day two of Gamescom here in Cologne, Germany. For us, though, it's day four of Nick Summers and I marching up and down a vast convention center, visiting developers to find out more about their games. It's been a stressful 100 hours...

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08:00
Pop culture's many takes on artificial...

Over the years, artists, writers, filmmakers and game studios have all tackled the concept of artificial intelligence. Often their vision is of machines that are brutally hostile to humans. Philip K. Dick envisioned androids that murder their owners....

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07:54
This week’s top stories: iOS 10 betas, iPhone 7...

In this week’s top stories: iOS 10 betas, iPhone 7 leaks, Apple Watch 2, new iPad rumors, and much more.

more…

Filed under: Apple ...

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07:30
Apple Invents a Dendrite-Resistant Battery that...

Battery life is such an issue these days. As Apple adds more features to the iPhone 7 next month and beyond, the battery life issue will be front and center even if it's not as sexy as a dual lens 3D camera. While tech companies are exploring the possible use of fuel cells for mobile devices down the road, it's safe to say that it's not likely to be on Apple's short-term road map. Apple's various engineering teams are intelligently working on ...

| Read more »
07:20
EyeTV 3.6.9 - Watch and record TV on your Mac.

EyeTV brings a rich TV experience to your Mac. Watch live TV on your Mac. Pause, rewind, and record whenever you want. EyeTV gives you powerful control over what you watch and how you watch it.

Put down the remote. Grab your Mac.

  • A Smarter interface. Find your favorite shows using a convenient program guide with multiple search methods.
  • Customizable recording options. Record a single episode or an entire season.
  • Sync with your apps. Make your recordings portable by integrating with iTunes and syncing your device.
  • Awesome editing. Create video clips and trim unwanted content with easy editing options.



Version 3.6.9 (7513):

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.6.8 or later



...

| Read more »
06:30
Xtreem’s video drones bring HD recording, 360° flip...

Xtreem has revealed the latest additions to its line of remote controlled toys: the Sky Ranger Video Drone, Fly Eye Video Drone and Raptor Eye Video Drone. Designed for ages 12 and up, the new drones feature lightweight yet durable construction and put users’ flying skills to the test, with long transmission distances and multi-directional flip maneuvers. 

They’re equipped with a full HD video camera, users can capture photos and videos of their favorite flying adventures. Measuring 19.7 inches and weighing only 1.3 pounds, the Sky Ranger Video Drone’s first person view feature gives users a bird’s eye view of flights on their smartphone via the free app for iOS and Android. 

SkyRanger uses the 2.4GHz frequency for a wireless signal up to 230 feet and 360-degree maneuverability including up/down, forward/backward, sideways movements, flips, stunt tumbles, continuous rolling and more. A grab-and-go toy for outdoor...

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06:30
ICYMI: Segway's plan B and flexible concrete

Today on In Case You Missed It: Segway came to Intel's Developer's Forum to show a prototype for a self-balancing scooter that is also a robot. If the public SDK works out well, Segway hopes to release a consumer version of whatever it becomes in 2...

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06:00
The Nesta ceramic line of audio gear is in the House...

House of Marley has added its first product crafted with zirconia ceramics to its line of audio gear and lifestyle accessories: the Nesta ceramic in-ear headphones. 

The Nesta features noise-isolating design with 6mm drivers and are crafted from zirconia ceramics and ion-plated stainless steel trims. They sport angle-free woven cords with three-button remote and inline microphone, two sizes of ear gels and an ergonomic angled nozzle.

Nesta is available in hematite (black), gold, and rose gold and is available at thehouseofmarley.com and retailers nationwide for $49.99.

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06:00
The Week in iPad Cases: Moshi's iGlaze is...

New iPad cases of the week

This week’s roundup of new iPad cases includes Moshi’s iGlaze, a see-through case for the iPad Pro that’s so slim, it’s barely visible. Plus, get ready for fall with new sleeves, great folios, and everyday bags for all your tech accessories. Read on!

Brenthaven

The Collins Limited Edition Courier (all iPad models; $79.95 MSRP, same price on Amazon) is a durable bag with a spacious main compartment for your iPad.

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05:30
Hunter Fan Company’s Signal ceiling fan supports...

Hunter Fan Company has rolled out their Wi-Fi enabled Signal ceiling fan, which supports Apple HomeKit technology and seamlessly with other HomeKit-enabled products.

HomeKit allows users to securely control each fan – or a group of fans – from one place using the upcoming iOS 10 Home app or Siri on their iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch. Users can set up HomeKit-enabled products to work together based on triggers, such as having the fan's light turn on the moment the fire alarm detects smoke or creating a scene that automatically turns on the fan's light and locks your front door simultaneously. HomeKit technology provides advanced security with end-to-end encryption and authentication between the fan and the iOS device.

The Signal sports a contemporary and sleek design with satin nickel housing, reversible wooden-finished blades. It retails for $379.

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05:00
Hercules launches DJControl Instinct P8

Hercules has introduced the $129.99 DJControl Instinct P8, a dual-deck DJ controller. Coming next month, iIt has built-in audio and essential mix and remix features.

The DJControl Instinct P8 needs a Mac or PC with a USB port to connect the controller, a set of speakers, headphones and music files for beginner DJs. DJs are able to boost their mix and performance with the eight multicolored pads and the latest version of DJUCED 40° professional DJ software.

Combined with DJUCED 40°’s multilayer sampler, its eight ergonomic and responsive pads enable DJs to produce  remixes. New features include: effects controls and adjustments; dedicated Sync, Cue and Play/Pause buttons; separate modes on each deck; temporary Loop mode using the pads, or permanent Loop mode using the encoder; 3-band EQ; extended functions via the Shift button; detachable USB cable and more. The DJControl Instinct P8 includes a built-in sound card...

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04:30
Typoman: Revised now out on Steam for Mac OS X,...

Brainseed Factory has announced that Typoman: Revised is now live on Steam for Macs and PCs. A free demo version is now available. The game is priced at $14.99 with a 20% off it’s first week of launch.

Here’s how the game is described: “Typoman: Revised is a unique 2D puzzle platformer where players slip into the role of a character made of letters, struggling to make their way through a dark and hostile world. Despite a small stature Typoman has a powerful gift: Players can craft words to alter the environment. But players must choose their words wisely - they can either be a blessing ...or a curse! The game comes with a very distinct soundtrack crafted by Netherland based award-winning audio studio SonicPicnic.”

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04:00
Programmatically Grab The Name Of Your MDM...

Just a quick one-liner. Enjoy.

profiles -Cv | grep Enrollment | awk '{ s = ""; for (i = 5; i <= NF; i++) s = s $i " "; print s }'

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03:00
The Week in Apple News: Rumors, rumors, and more...

Apple headlines for the week ending Aug. 22, 2016

The week started with new a beta of iOS 10, and it ended with a new beta of iOS 10. The official release of iOS 10 (and macOS Sierra, watchOS 3, and tvOS 10) is just weeks away, so there are bugs to work out and features to finalize. There are other Apple-related headlines from the past week, however, and the important ones are in this slideshow. Click the link to get more information.

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01:51
This week on AI: Future iPads, no LTE on Apple Watch...

Though "iPhone 7" rumors continued to pour in ahead of next month's expected launch, the stars of the show this week may have been stories about what future iPads will bring, and what the second-generation Apple Watch might not.

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Friday August 19

23:32
Samsung's Milk Music service will end on...

Users of Samsung's Milk Music -- and by definition, owners of Galaxy or Note smartphones, since the service was only available on them -- are in for some sad news: It will shutter in the US on September 22nd. Fans should switch over to Slacker instea...

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20:59
Garmin Express 4.1.26.0 - Manage your Garmin devices.

Garmin Express is your essential tool for managing your Garmin devices. Update maps, golf courses and device software. You can even register your device.

  • Update maps
  • Update software
  • Register your device
  • Back up, restore, and transfer favorites
  • Install free voices and vehicles
  • Download product manuals



Version 4.1.26.0:

  • Fixed a number of Russian localization issues
  • Improved messaging about computer time discrepancies causing syncs to fail



  • OS X 10.8 or later
  • High-speed Internet access (Not for use with dial-up, mobile, or satellite connections)



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20:59
MacFamilyTree 8 8.0.10 - Create and explore your...

MacFamilyTree 8 gives genealogy a facelift: modern, interactive, convenient and fast. Explore your family tree and your family history in a way generations of chroniclers before you would have loved. MacFamilyTree helps you capture your family history, and turns data and facts into conclusive reports and visually impressive charts.

MacFamilyTree 8 offers numerous options for you to capture and visualize your family history. Now matter how you want to illustrate your family relationships - MacFamilyTree 8 has the right solution for you, offering different types of reports, charts or the innovative Virtual Tree 3D view. The possibilities are nearly endless - optionally synchronize your data via iCloud, access a huge genealogical online archive to assist your research, create websites and family books or do your research on the go with MobileFamilyTree 8, available separately for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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20:06
Now you can unlock Chrome OS with a PIN code

Want to unlock your screen by typing in a few numbers instead of a hefty password? The experimental feature is currently being tested in the latest Chrome OS developer update, according to Google employee François Beaufort. In a Google+ post,...

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19:41
Evan Dunfee loses bronze on Japanese appeal in 50km...

When I watched the race live, I was yelling at my TV, “He pushed him out of the way!” When I heard later Dunfee had been awarded the bronze, I cheered. Now that Dunfee has had his belatedly given Bronze taken away, I’m amazed. I honestly don’t think I would have reacted as magnanimously or with as much class as Dunfee has over this.

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19:13
North Korea's 'Manbang' is a state-...

You can't watch Netflix in North Korea, but the Democratic People's Republic now has something, at least: Manbang -- a state-approved set-top box that streams live TV, on-demand video content and newspaper articles over the internet. It's a step forw...

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18:11
'Titanfall 2' multiplayer tech test is now...

Jon Shiring, the lead engineer for Titanfall 2 at Respawn Entertainment, announced via Twitter on Friday that the game's first "Multiplayer Tech Test" session is now live. The open event (no pre-orders or game codes necessary) which runs through the...

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17:52
Is it Worth it to Switch to AT&T’s New Plans?...

AT&T is doing away with its Mobile Share Value plans and introducing Mobile Share Advantage this weekend. The new plans do away with data overage fees in favor of throttling your connection when you use too much, and may save you money. But don’t rush out and change your contract without checking to see if you really are getting a deal because not everyone wins with AT&T’s new pricing.


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16:30
Google Will Kill Chrome Apps For Windows, Mac, and...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from VentureBeat: Google today announced plans to kill off Chrome apps for Windows, Mac, and Linux in early 2018. Chrome extensions and themes will not be affected, while Chrome apps will continue to live on in Chrome OS. Here's the deprecation timeline: Late 2016: Newly published Chrome apps will not be available to Windows, Mac, and Linux users (when developers submit apps to the Chrome Web Store, they will only show up for Chrome OS). Existing Chrome apps will remain available as they are today and developers can continue to update them. Second half of 2017: The Chrome Web Store will no longer show Chrome apps on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Early 2018: Chrome apps will not load on Windows, Mac, and Linux. There appears to be two main reasons why Google is killing Chrome apps off now. First, as Google explains in a blog post: "For a while there were certain experiences the web couldn't provide, such as working offline, sending notifications, and...

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16:22
Microsoft broke millions of webcams with Windows 10...

On August 2nd, Microsoft released the Anniversary Update for Windows 10 and when the bits arrived on computers around the globe, it brought with it new features and also broke webcams for millions of consumers. If your webcam has stopped functioning since the release of the Anniversary update, you are not alone but the good news is a fix is coming, hopefully in September.

September? WTF?!

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16:05
PSA: New Mac Malware Tries to Trick Less Savvy Users

There’s new Mac malware in the wild aimed at users who may be a bit less savvy on the nerd scale. Discovered by Malwarebytes, this malware uses interface shenanigans to trick users into permitting other malware to be installed.


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15:20
OmniFocus 2.6.2

Fixes a bug that could corrupt repeating items edited on multiple devices. ($39.99 new, free update, 28.5 MB)

 

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15:00
Office 365 news roundup

Microsoft customers of every kind, from individuals to enterprises to educators, rely on Office 365 for exceptional productivity, privacy and security. Office 365 provides the tools to help Office 365 administrators of Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and universities work better, more efficiently and more easily.

We recently released the Service Assurance Dashboard as part of the Office 365 Security and Compliance Center, which enables administrators to perform a risk assessment on Office 365 services—on demand—and provides transparency into Office 365 services. We also announced an update to the Yammer apps for iOS and Android, which allows IT administrators to support their mobile workforce and...

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14:52
Apple Intelligently Delves into Machine Intelligence

It’s not surprising that Apple is warming up to the idea of machine intelligence and AI agents with its $200 million purchase of Turi. The company needs to do that to remain competitive with Google and Microsoft. But, over and above that, the beneficial side effects will have even deeper implications for Apple as a company and its future.


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14:40
AWT News Update: August 19, 2016

Happy Friday! Contrary to most Fridays, which we commonly refer to as "Slow News Fridays™", there was actually quite a bit of news out there in the world of Apple today.

  • iOS 9's adoption rate hits 87% in the days leading up to the anticipated release of iOS 10
  • And speaking of which, iOS 10 developer beta 7 and public beta 6 went live today
  • The 50th anniversary of the International Photography Hall of Fame brings the induction of Steve Jobs - we tell you what his contributions were to the art photography
  • Apple's taking donations for the Red Cross to help relief efforts for the flooding in Louisiana

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14:40
The Public Access Weekly: Weird science

This week has been AI week here at Engadget, which means we've been examining the variety of ways that artificial intelligence is changing our technological landscape and our society as a whole -- from meeting the bots that play Doom to looking at...

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14:16
Lyft attempted sale to Apple, Didi Chuxing, Uber, GM...

Lyft, the second-largest ride-hailing firm in the U.S., in recent months made overtures to sell itself to tech companies, automotive manufacturers and competitors, but failed to hook a buyer.

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14:15
Analyst: Apple could team up with a partner (BMW?)...

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster thinks we’ll see some results of the “Apple Car” project before the 2021 date mentioned by the Wall Street Journal.

“We believe that Apple could release some of its learnings before 2021 as it continues to develop its own car,” he says. “For example, autonomous driving software could come out earlier via an automotive partner or more advanced CarPlay features. In terms of the market, as we’ve previously written, BMW might be the best comp for what Apple could do with the car in a wildly successful long-term scenario.”

BMW sold 1.9 million vehicles worldwide in 2015. At a $75,000 average selling price, hat would represent a $142.5 billion revenue opportunity. The bottom line is that the car, while it could still be scrapped...

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13:59
Analyst: upcoming MacBook Pro will reignite Mac sales

With a MacBook Pro expected in the next couple of months, RBC Capital Markets analyst Amit Daryanani believes a trend of year-over-year Mac revenue declines in three consecutive quarters is set to reverse. 

He predicts the new MacBook Pros to be available in October or November, following the (anticipated) September release of the “iPhone 7.” The analyst thinks the revved laptop will result inreaccelerated growth. Daryanani maintains an Outperform rating and $117 price target on Apple; the current price is $109.19.

The new pro laptops are expected to be thinner, have a touch screen strip for function keys, and will be offered with more powerful and efficient graphics processors for expert users like video gamers. The touch screen strip will, if rumors are true, be a sort of secondary display above the keyboard and replace the...

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13:51
Apple is taking donations to help victims of...

Apple has opened up donations to the American Red Cross at iTunes and its app stores to help victims of the flooding in Louisiana.

You can donate in increments of $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, or $200. The full amount of each donation will go to the Red Cross. However, charitable givers can't use any existing iTunes credit.

The flood devastating Louisiana is now the worst natural disaster to strike the United States since Hurricane Sandy four years ago, the Red Cross said (http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/18/us/louisiana-flooding/).

"Thousands of people in Louisiana have lost everything they own and need our help now," said Brad Kieserman, the Red Cross' vice president of disaster services operations and logistics. "This disaster is the worst to hit the United States since Superstorm Sandy, and we anticipate it...

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13:48
Apple taking donations to help victims of Louisiana...

Apple has opened up donations to the American Red Cross at iTunes and its app stores to help victims of the flooding in Louisiana.

You can donate in increments of $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, or $200. The full amount of each donation will go to the Red Cross. However, charitable givers can't use any existing iTunes credit.

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13:44
Apple-1 'celebration' auction bids hit $...

A motherboard that appears to be one of the first ever produced for the Apple-1 is up for auction on CharityBuzz, and has been valued at nearly $1 million.

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13:42
Apple releases new public and developer betas of iOS...

Apple has released the 10th sixth public beta and seventh development beta of iOS 10. The finished version is due this fall.

If you're not already signed up for the public beta program, you can do so here. The public beta program is free, but remember: beta software is unfinished software so use with care. The developer beta can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

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13:40
Apple releases new public and developer betas of iOS...

Apple has released the 10th sixth public beta and seventh development beta of iOS 10. The finished version is due this fall.

If you're not already signed up for the public beta program, you can do so here (https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/). The public beta program is free, but remember: beta software is unfinished software so use with care. The developer beta can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

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13:15
The Week in iOS Apps: Getting to know Google Duo

Duo is for video

Google’s new video-calling app is a challenge to Apple’s FaceTime. Read on!

Google Duo

Google Duo (free, iPhone only) is the latest iteration of Google’s video-calling app—this time, it’s disconnected from Google’s underused social network (this feature had previously been available as part of the Google Hangouts app) and instead designed to be more of a challenge to Apple’s FaceTime offering. You make calls using your contacts list, and can chat with anybody who has the app—regardless of whether they’re on the iOS or Android platform.

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13:11
ZeroLemon Slim Juicer Battery Case for iPhone 6/6s...

We have a deal for iPhone warriors, the ZeroLemon Slim Juicer Battery Case for iPhone 6/6s. It has a 3,100mAh battery built into it, and you can charge and sync through the case. You can get this device through our deal for $21.99.


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13:03
Remember That 360-Degree Swing? Crazy Man Adds...

A week or so ago I posted YouTuber colinfurze’s 360-degree “backyard” swing. It’s an insane contraption that allows him to swing 360 degree over and over again without any safety gear. Well, that apparently wasn’t crazy enough for Mr. Furze, because the dude decided what it really needed was a paramotor. That’s a motorized propeller for ultralights. You know, to help make the 360-degree swing faster. Man, do I love this guy! Check it out.


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12:59
The Mac OS Watch

I always regretted not getting one of these.

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12:54
How The Associated Press uses robotic cameras to...

“The need to place cameras on hanging truss over the field of play in venues with no catwalks or roof access led us to working with several companies to find a way hang a camera and then be able to pan, tilt, focus and transmit images in real-time,” said David Phillip, a photographer for The Associated Press who set up the AP’s robotic and remote cameras for the 2016 Olympics. “The process is on-going as we continue to work on improving the performance and design.”

There has been some outstanding images and video from the Olympics.

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12:48
Apple opens Red Cross donations towards Louisiana...

Apple on Friday launched donations to the American Red Cross via iTunes and the App Store, spurred by the flooding in Louisiana which has forced thousands of victims out of their homes and caused widespread property damage.

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12:39
Pandora readies for on-demand streaming

Pandora has the best music algorithm in the business—the choice of the next song is almost always spot on. The app is easy to use and the service always works. I’m a paying subscriber of Pandora and I can wait for the on-demand service to hit. I’ll definitely be subscribing to that.

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12:28
The International Photography Hall of Fame and...

The Hall is also inducting documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, 20th century photographer Ernst Haas, Photoshop co-creators John and Thomas Knoll, photographer Annie Leibovitz, digital printing pioneer Graham Nash, and photographer Sebastião Salgado.

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12:18
Apple, Google, others work on “robocall” crackdown

More than 30 major technology companies are joining the U.S. government to crack down on automated, prerecorded telephone calls that regulators have labeled a “scourge.”

Yes, please. I don’t know much about the technology with robocalls or how advanced it is. I’m just wondering if this is going to be a whack-a-mole situation.

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12:10
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 glass screen more easily...

Reviewers and YouTube examiners are discovering that the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Gorilla Glass 5 screen is susceptible to screen scratches. However, the Gorilla Glass manufacturer Corning disagrees with the test results, and has fired back.

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12:07
∞ Apple updates iOS 10 developer beta

iOS 10 beta 7 was released today. I haven’t seen any of the other operating system updates yet. If you have a previous beta version installed, just go to Settings > General > Software Update to download the new version.

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12:00
Igloo is a modern intranet. Get it for free

Thanks to Igloo for sponsoring The Loop this week. Igloo is an intranet you’ll actually like. It’s 100% cloud-based, so you’ll always have the latest version and it can be accessed from any device, anywhere. It’s time to simplify work and keep people more connected than ever before.

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11:51
China's Xiaomi Gearing Up For US Debut

An anonymous reader shares a Bloomberg report: Xiaomi is preparing to enter the U.S. smartphone market "in the near future," employing the same online sales and social media marketing tactics that helped the six-year-old startup become China's largest privately funded startup. Xiaomi can no longer afford to ignore the world's largest smartphone arena by revenue, company vice president Hugo Barra said in an interview. Its international expansion is taking on new-found urgency as growth at home slows and rivals such as Huawei erode its market share. "The U.S. is a market that we definitely have in our sights," Barra said on Bloomberg Television. "We will lead with social media, with the channels that allow us to get in touch with the young generation that are enthusiastic about new technology. We are definitely going there." Barra, who oversees the Chinese company's international expansion, has signaled Xiaomi's U.S. debut before. But the smartphone vendor is now in a better position...

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11:41
International Photography Hall of Fame adds Apple co...

The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum -- based in St. Louis, Missouri -- on Friday announced the posthumous induction of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, citing the iPhone's contributions to the photo world.

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11:31
Setting Up and Using Find My iPhone

Find My iPhone, once a premium feature of Apple’s MobileMe service, is now an essential tool in helping you find lost devices and protecting your privacy should a device be lost or stolen. Josh Centers explains how to set up and use Find My iPhone.

 

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11:28
Apple Accepting Donations for Louisiana Flood Relief

Apple has added banners to its U.S. website, iTunes Store, and App Store encouraging customers to donate to the American Red Cross to help support people who have been affected by the widespread flooding in southern Louisiana.

Donation tiers available include $5, $10, $25, $50, $100 and $200, with all proceeds from donations sent to the American Red Cross. All transactions are processed as iTunes or App Store purchases.

Flooding in Louisiana, which started last week after torrential rainfall, have damaged more than 40,000 houses and left many thousands of people without homes. More than 20 parishes have been affected, and in many of the areas, flood insurance was not common because they weren't known flood zones. The Red Cross has called the Louisiana flooding the worst natural disaster in the United States since Hurricane Sandy.

Apple often puts out a call for donations for disaster relief. In the past...

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11:12
Apple Watch 2 Roundup: Specs, Features, and...

After a minor mid-year refresh with new bands and models earlier this year, a full-fledged Apple Watch 2 upgrade is expected to arrive in the coming months. Here’s what we know so far… more…

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11:00
iOS 10 beta 7 (14A5345a) Now Available

iOS 10 beta 7 (14A5345a) Now Available

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11:00
iOS 10 beta 7 (14A5345a) Now Available

iOS 10 beta 7 (14A5345a) Now Available

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10:38
News: Apple releases iOS 10 beta 7 to developers

Only five days after the release of the sixth beta of iOS 10, Apple has released another beta of iOS 10 to registered developers. While the release notes don’t suggest any specific reason for the rapid release of a seventh beta, it presumably fixed some issues in beta 6, and the list of known issues continues to shrink from prior betas as iOS 10 nears its likely release date next month. A corresponding public beta of iOS 10 is also available…

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10:37
TMO Daily Observations 2016-08-19: FCC’s Anti-...

The FCC wants to stop spam robocalls, and now it has a strike force to help make that happen. Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to examine the FCC’s plan and share their thoughts on trying to stop unsolicited marketing calls. They also take a first look at Microsoft’s new Evernote to OneNote importer for the Mac.


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10:36
Apple releases another iOS 10 beta

Did you install the recently-released iOS 10 beta (version 6 for developers, Public Beta 5 for anyone in the Apple Public Beta Program? Well, it’s time again to update it. Apple on Friday released iOS 10 beta 7 for developers, and iOS 10 Public Beta 6 for beta testers in the general public.

The update is available by running Software Update in the Settings app. Since it’s only a 60MB download, this update is probably filled with bug fixes and optimizations. If you are running dev beta 6/Public Beta 5, you should install it.

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10:26
Pandora goes after on-demand streaming to compete...

Pandora is aiming to expand its territory in the music streaming wars.

The internet radio service is set to start offering two paid subscription tiers as early as next month, according to The Wall Street Journal. These tiers for on-demand streaming would complement Pandora’s free radio stations and make the company better suited to rival Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and other music services. 

Similar to those services, Pandora’s on-demand subscription will cost $10 a month. Pandora’s second paid subscription offering will be an upgraded version of its no-ads radio service, Pandora One, which will give listeners the chance to skip more songs and enable offline listening. Pandora One is currently $5 a month, and the price is set to remain the same after the added features.

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10:17
How to watch Tragically Hip’s Man Machine Poem tour...

This is going to be a bittersweet concert. From all indications, Downie, the Tragically Hip’s lead singer and soul of the band, is putting on amazing performances on his last tour.

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10:17
Pandora planning to take on Apple Music with on-...

Long a radio-only service, Pandora is preparing to delve into the world of on-demand streaming as soon as September, a report said on Friday.

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10:10
Steve Wozniak: Tim Cook’s doing a good job at Apple

Steve “Woz” Wozniak, Apple's co-founder, says Tim Cook is doing a fine job as the CEO of Apple. 

"I am very happy with the way Apple is going," he said at a media roundtable Wednesday in Singapore as part of Paypal FinTech Xchange 2016. "When Steve Jobs died there was a tendency for a lot of people to say, 'Oh no, Apple has lost a key force and will be in decline and won't be innovative.' I said wait for a couple of years, don't be judgmental.”

Woz was impressed with how Cook and Apple as a whole handled the recent case of the FBI wanting access to an iPhone linked to the San Bernardino shooting case.

“I very much admire Tim Cook for standing up for the privacy of individuals because my whole life, Apple has meant to me a question of who is more important, the human or the technology," he said. “Apple has always favoured the human. We...

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10:06
Apple issues 7th developer & 6th public betas of...

With iOS 10 expected to launch in just a matter of weeks, registered developers were provided with a seventh pre-release beta of the upcoming platform update on Friday, and public testers received their sixth release.

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10:03
AT&T, Apple, Google To Work On 'Robocall...

Last month the FCC had pressed major U.S. phone companies to take immediate steps to develop technology that blocks unwanted automated calls available to consumers at no charge. It had demanded the concerned companies to come up with a "concrete, actionable" plan within 30 days. Well, the companies have complied. On Friday, 30 major technology companies announced they are joining the U.S. government to crack down on automated, pre-recorded telephone calls that regulators have labeled as "scourge." Reuters adds: AT&T, Alphabet, Apple, Verizon Communications and Comcast are among the members of the "Robocall Strike Force," which will work with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. The strike force will report to the commission by Oct. 19 on "concrete plans to accelerate the development and adoption of new tools and solutions," said AT&T Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson, who is chairing the group. The group hopes to put in place Caller ID verification standards...

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09:59
Apple issues iOS 10 beta 7 for developers + public...

Apple has released iOS 10 beta 7 for developers to test on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iOS 10 brings a refreshed look to Apple Music and News plus loads of new features to the platform. The software update will be ready for everyone likely sometime next month, and we’ll dig through the seventh developer version of the iOS 10 beta below. The update follows just five days after the last release on Monday. The sixth public beta version of iOS 10 is also available.

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09:57
Steve Jobs to be inducted into the Photography Hall...

In honor of the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum's  (IPHF) 50th anniversary and World Photo Day, the IPHF announced its 2016 class of Photography Hall of Fame inductees. Eight photographers or photography industry visionaries that embody the spirit, artistry and innovation of modern photography have been selected for induction, including Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who is described as a “technology pioneer.”

Inductees were selected by a nominating committee made up of IPHF representatives and leaders in the photography industry. To be eligible, inductees must have made a notable contribution to the art or science of photography, having a significant impact on the photography industry and/or history of photography.

"As we look ahead to the next 50 years of the IPHF, we are honored to continue to recognize and celebrate photographers and industry professionals that have made...

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09:57
Apple Seeds Seventh Beta of iOS 10 to Developers and...

Apple today seeded the seventh beta of iOS 10 to developers and public beta testers for testing purposes, just four days seeding the sixth beta and more than two months after first unveiling the new operating system at its 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference. It is not clear what is included in beta 7, but given its unconventional release date, it may contain critical bug fixes.

iOS 10 beta 7 is available as an over-the-air download to those who installed the first six betas or the beta configuration profile and it's available for direct download via Apple's Developer Center (developers only).

iOS 10 is a major iOS update with a ton of new features and design tweaks, including a new Lock screen experience with 3D Touch-enabled notifications, a more easily accessible...

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09:23
The best headlamps

By Eve O'Neill

This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.

After three years of continually testing headlamps, and adding 12 new models to our test pool, we still think...

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09:00
Crafting a story for 'Titanfall 2'

Titanfall 2 represents a huge opportunity for Respawn Entertainment. When the first game launched in 2014, the Xbox One was still in its infancy, and struggling from Microsoft's disastrous messaging. Titanfall received plenty of accolades for its hum...

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08:59
Steve Jobs to Be Inducted Into International...

The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, in celebration of its 50th anniversary, has announced that Steve Jobs will be posthumously inducted into its Hall of Fame in St. Louis, Missouri, which recognizes the work of pioneers, artists, and innovators who have pushed photography forward.

Jobs will be one of eight new inductees on October 28, alongside Photoshop co-creators John Knoll and Thomas Knoll, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, photographers Ernst Haas and Annie Leibovitz, singer-songwriter and digital photographer Graham Nash, and documentary photographer Sebastião Salgado."As we look ahead to the next 50 years of the IPHF, we are honored to continue to recognize and celebrate photographers and industry professionals that have made significant contributions to the profession,...

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08:55
Apple, Google, FCC Team up to Stop Spam Robocalls

The Federal Communications Commission is ready to crack down on robocalls, and Apple, Google, and AT&T are on board with the plan. The FCC’s new Robocall Strike Force aims to reduce the number of spam robocalls and unsolicited calls, and it looks like at least 30 companies are ready to join in and help.


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08:46
Invite all your Twitch friends to a stream or...

Twitch's social network-like Friends feature just got more useful if you want more company for streaming or broadcasting. A new feature called "Activity Sharing" will notify your entire Friends list if you're doing something interesting so they can j...

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08:40
Apple prepares imminent reopenings of stores in...

On top of an outlet in Annapolis, Md., two more Apple stores are scheduled to reopen by the end of the month -- namely ones in Kansas City, Mo. and Glasgow, Scotland.

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08:22
Apple teaming with AT&T, FCC, Google in '...

After a call by U.S. Federal Communications Commission's commissioner, Apple and 32 other companies are banding together to make an industry-wide organized resistance against the expanding "robocall" scourge.

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08:20
How will you survive when the robots take your job?

The robots are coming, and they're taking our jobs. Or that's the concern, anyway. A recent Oxford University study surmises that over the next two decades, about 47 percent of U.S. jobs are at risk of being made obsolete thanks to automation. This i...

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08:06
5 Lessons App Developers Can Learn From Pokémon Go

Published 5 Lessons App Developers Can Learn From Pokémon Go with App Developer Magazine. Really more focused around the business of app development and release, and a quick read. Hope you enjoy!

 

The post 5 Lessons App Developers Can Learn From Pokémon Go appeared first on krypted.com.

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08:00
Apple Watch Navigation User Interface for Maps is...

While Patently Apple would love to see every Apple invention in a patent application prior to it coming to market so that we could broadcast it to the world first, it doesn't always work out that conveniently of course. Apple's patent application for the Apple Watch working with Maps and the iPhone in sync for turn-by-turn directions was published yesterday ...

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08:00
Bigscreen's 'VR LAN party' comes to...

Bigscreen's promise to bring the environment of a LAN party into virtual reality is becoming more credible, now that it's also available in the Oculus store. The free software has been "completely cross-platform" since launch, ready for sharing with...

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07:50
Sony enters the aftermarket CarPlay scene with sleek...

CarPlay is showing up in plenty of new car models this year, but it’s much cheaper to replace the radio in the car you already own to get CarPlay for yourself. Sony is joining the aftermarket CarPlay scene this fall with its new and relatively affordable XAV-AX100 receiver.

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