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Friday August 11

11:01
Safari Technology Preview 11.1 - The newest browser...

Safari Technology Preview contains the most recent additions and improvements to WebKit and the latest advances in Safari web technologies. And once installed, you will receive notifications of updates from the Mac App Store.

Features

  • Shared Links Extensibility. Use the new Shared Links API extension to add link suggestions to the shared links feed on Safari for OS X and iOS.
  • Content Blocking API for Safari extensions. Easily block content from a large collection of webpage resources with minimal overhead and incredibly high performance.
  • Force Touch Trackpad Mouse Events. Create interactivity like never before using new events and force information from the Force Touch Trackpad.
  • CSS Scroll Snapping. Use CSS scroll snapping to keep the focal point of your content in view when scrolling momentum stops.
  • FairPlay Streaming....
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11:00
The “Great 78 Project”

Great 78:

The Great 78 Project is a community project for the preservation, research and discovery of 78rpm records. From about 1898 to the 1950s, an estimated 3 million sides (~3 minute recordings) have been made on 78rpm discs.

There are literally tens of thousands of recordings available for listening and

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:46
Your Mac Remembers Everything You Download. Here’s...

This isn’t just Safari downloads. Any app that lets you download files will show up here. This can include torrents, cat photos, porn—anything.


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10:43
New in our buyer's guide: The Gear VR...

Less than a month after our last buyer's guide update, we're back with a slew of new additions. This round of updates focuses mostly on audio products, including several headphones and speakers at various prices. But we also threw in some other misce...

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10:31
Lowest Price Available: Apple's 13"...




The exclusive offers keep rolling in! Shoppers can now save $250 on Apple's Late 2016 13" MacBook Pro with free expedited shipping and no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. At $1,249, this is the lowest price available from an Apple authorized reseller. Or save $700 on Apple's high-end 15" MacBook Pro (Late 2016) with a free pair of headphones.

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10:28
Apple’s Developer Problem in China, Hacking...

Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on developers in China complaining about Apple’s business practices, plus they discuss the ramifications of computer hacks embedded in DNA.


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10:22
US citizen allegedly used fake eBay sales to hide...

According to FBI records, US citizen Mohamed Elshinawy used fake eBay sales to bring in ISIS funding for terror attacks, reports the Wall Street Journal. As part of a financial network with operatives in Britain and Bangladesh, Elshinawy pretended to...

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10:08
Netflix in talks with Disney to keep 'Star Wars...

A little over a year ago, Disney made Netflix the exclusive home of its movies, including Star Wars, Pixar and Marvel flicks, which led to rumors of a Netflix acquisition by Disney. A few days ago, however, Disney used its earnings report to announce...

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10:03
Song meant to spoof car audio systems climbs into...




A track consisting of nothing but 9 minutes and 58 seconds of silence is currently sitting at 49th place in Apple's iTunes charts, apparently out of frustration with the way many car audio systems work.

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10:00
The remarkable, war-torn, spacefaring history of the...

I love stories of the history of the Slinky. I’ve only ever had one and it was wrecked by a little brother very quickly but I’ve always thought the little spring was cool. But not the plastic ones. Those are awful.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:53
crazybaby Air earbuds: Stylish and great-sounding...

I'm usually dubious when I get PR emails touting wireless earbuds that are considered to be competitors to Apple's AirPods, especially when the manufacturer is using crowdfunding. But after seeing how the crazybaby Air earbud campaign raised almost $2.8 million on Indiegogo and then testing them, I'm convinced that these earbuds are a solid competitor to the AirPods. They'll be available this fall for US$169 on Amazon and the crazybaby website

Design

While having a design sense all its own, the crazybaby Air follows the example of Apple in many ways. The Air's box opens like an Apple box -- hold the box by the top and the lower part slides slowly out. Once the box is opened, you see the Air charger and case nestled in the top, looking like the world's...

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09:38
SoundCloud isn't shutting down just yet

SoundCloud's financial woes have just been granted a bit of relief. An investment proposal was circulated among SoundCloud investors earlier this week which outlined a deal that would bring in around $170 million from global merchant bank The Raine G...

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09:28
9to5Toys Lunch Break: BeatsX Wireless Headphones $80...

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

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09:26
Next Time You Have a Wet iPhone (or Other Device)…

Dr. Mac has some new advice if you’re dealing with a wet phone or another small electronic device…


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09:22
Samsung’s next wearable is the Gear Sport

There has been chatter about a Samsung watch for awhile now, and it looks like the rumors have legs. Android Headlines reports that the company has filed documents with the FCC about a device called the Samsung Gear Sport. Based on the included desig...

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09:19
First look: Acton Blink S, a lightweight iPhone-...




Landing on the more portable and affordable side of iPhone-connected electric skateboards is Acton's new Blink S, an 11-pound ride that lets you adjust settings and track stats through a Bluetooth-connected iPhone app.

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09:08
External Link: AR Glasses from Apple May Not Appear...

Apple’s impressive ARKit developer framework has sparked speculation about the company developing a pair of smart glasses along the lines of Google Glass. In a post on Medium, augmented reality expert Matt Miesnieks explains why Apple-branded smart glasses are likely still several years away. There are numerous technical challenges to overcome, but the biggest obstacle is miniaturizing all the necessary technology into a pair of glasses people would want to wear all day. However, Miesnieks thinks Apple could introduce the first limited pair of smart glasses with a heads-up display (think of them as an Apple Watch on your face) as soon as late 2018, though he doesn't see full ARKit-capable glasses appearing before 2021.

 

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09:05
News: Fifth beta of iOS 11 hints at German Apple Pay...

New details found in iOS 11 and watchOS 4 suggest that the launch of Apple Pay in Germany may be coming sooner than expected. While Apple’s website hinted at a German launch last fall, more recent reports from last spring have suggested that negotiations have moved more slowly than expected. However, iOS developer Philipp Ebener told MacRumors that the fifth regional betas of iOS 11 and watchOS 4 now include the option to add German bank cards…

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09:00
The best telepresence robot

By Patrick Austin

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

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08:59
Kinkoo 40W 6-Port High Speed Charger

Check out the Kinkoo 40W 6-Port High Speed Charger. It’s like a power strip, but with USB charging ports. Each port is smart, too, in that it will send the proper amount of power for the device that’s plugged in. You can get it through us for $29.


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08:39
Blizzard preps aging 'Warcraft 3'...

So this is a bit strange: Over 15 years later, Blizzard has added a public test realm to its premier real-time strategy game, Warcraft 3. Overwatch (also made by Blizzard) fans know that the PTR is where experimental features and modes are tested bef...

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08:32
Ireland close to a deal with Apple over holding...

In June Patently Apple posted a report titled "Ireland Looks to indemnify itself against any Losses Stemming from Holding Apple's €13bn in Back Taxes." Today it's being reported that Apple and Ireland are close to a deal to protect Apple's funds while Apple fights the EU's tax ruling.

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08:31
Apple & Ireland 'close to deal' to...




Apple and the Irish government are reportedly nearing a deal that would shield the latter from losses incurred while holding up to $17.7 billion in Apple cash, including interest -- money that may be due in back taxes following a 2016 European Commission ruling.

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08:21
Here's the first look at the 'Papers,...

In 2013, independent game developer Lucas Pope released an indie game called Papers, Please. Set in the 1980s, the game features an immigration inspector based in a communist country who's tasked with sorting through entry documents of those looking...

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08:20
Developers File Antitrust Complaint Against Apple in...

A Chinese law firm has filed a complaint against Apple on behalf of 28 local developers alleging the firm breached antitrust regulations. From a report: The complaint, lodged by Beijing-based Dare & Sure Law Firm, accuses Apple of charging excessive fees and removing apps from its local store without proper explanation, Lin Wei, an attorney at the firm told Reuters on Thursday. "During its localization process Apple has run into several antitrust issues ... after an initial investigation we consulted a number of enterprises and got a very strong response," said Lin. The law firm invited developers to join the complaint in April and on Tuesday filed it to China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce and the National Development and Reform Commission, which oversees antitrust matters in the country.


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08:15
∞ Behind the scenes of Game of Thrones’ “The Loot...

Think of all the planning and logistics that go into a scene like this. Amazing.

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08:12
Dropbox 32.4.23 - 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.



Version 32.4.23:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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08:02
Amazon’s delivered meals may not require...

Amazon's been elbowing its way into the food and grocery business for awhile now. Its recent acquisition of Whole Foods made it clear just how serious Amazon is about the whole thing. Now, Reuters reports that Amazon is considering using military tec...

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07:56
Inside iOS 11: AirPods controls expand with separate...




Apple's AirPods are currently limited to a trio of controls on both earpieces, but their functionality will be greatly enhanced this fall with the release of iOS 11, giving users the ability to give each wireless pod a separate, customizable function with a double tap.

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07:50
Firetask 3.8.5 - Innovative task management solution.

Firetask uniquely combines the advantages of classical priority-and-due-date-based task management with GTD.

  • Stay focused and on top of your commitments - Firetask's "Today" view shows all relevant due and next tasks in a single, clear overview. Due tasks only appear when becoming due within the next days, next tasks only if they are the first next task of a project or if marked as flagged. This helps you to focus on your most urgent and important tasks.
  • Manage your tasks in a project-oriented way - Firetask is project-oriented. Every task is part of a project and the order of next tasks is defined within each project. This helps you to break down your unnumbered tasks into manageable units and it helps us to provide you with a more focused view across all your commitments.
  • Efficiently enter and delegate your tasks -Entering a number of tasks in Firetask is as simple and fast as writing a view lines of text. There is no need to take...
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07:42
An AI ‘nose’ can remember different scents

Russian researchers are using deep learning neural networks to sniff out potential scent-based threats. The technique is a bit dense (as anything with neural nets tends to be), but the gist is that the electronic "nose" can remember new smells and re...

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07:40
Consumer Reports Just Slammed Microsoft’s Surface...

Consumer Reports pulled its recommend rating for Microsoft’s Surface laptops, but I’m not ready do a schadenfreude dance yet.


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07:15
Comment: Is it just me, or would the iPhone 8 look...

The iPhone 8 dummy model industry is hitting its peak production a month or so ahead of the real thing. We’re seeing a rapidly-growing number of photos and videos of these impressively-detailed dummy devices to go along with the renders and mockups of the screen.

Let me start by admitting I’m biased where bezels are concerned …

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07:00
Safari Should Display Favicons in Its Tabs

Favicon -- or its lack thereof, to be precise -- has remained one of the longest running issues Safari users have complained about. For those of you who don't use Safari, just have a look at this mess I had earlier today when I was using Safari on a MacBook. There's no way I can just have a look at the tabs and make any sense of them. John Gruber, writing for DaringFireball: The gist of it is two-fold: (1) there are some people who strongly prefer to see favicons in tabs even when they don't have a ton of tabs open, simply because they prefer identifying tabs graphically rather than by the text of the page title; and (2) for people who do have a ton of tabs open, favicons are the only way to identify tabs. With many tabs open, there's really nothing subjective about it: Chrome's tabs are more usable because they show favicons. [...] Once Safari gets to a dozen or so tabs in a window, the left-most tabs are literally unidentifiable because they don't even show a single character of...

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06:46
OmniGraffle Pro 7.4.2 - Create diagrams, flow charts...

OmniGraffle Pro helps you draw beautiful diagrams, family trees, flow charts, org charts, layouts, and (mathematically speaking) any other directed or non-directed graphs. We've had people use Graffle to plan plotlines for a story, make an overview of an operating system, show the evolution of computers, and even show how diseases can spread in a closed population. If you want to organize your thoughts, your projects, or even your friends graphically, using boxes and lines, OmniGraffle is your tool.

OmiGraffle Professional has all of the great features in the standard version, plus a powerful toolset for advanced document creation and editing options. For the pro user who's looking for an in-depth diagramming application that's still priced below the competition, you've come to the right place.



Version 7.4.2:

  • Stability: Fixed a crash that would occur when duplicating some graphics from the Connections stencil.
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06:45
AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8' ship...




This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk conflicting rumors around the "iPhone 8" ship date, the company's rising stock price, and some of the interesting things happening in HomeKit.

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06:43
OmniGraffle 7.4.2 - Create diagrams, flow charts,...

OmniGraffle helps you draw beautiful diagrams, family trees, flow charts, org charts, layouts, and (mathematically speaking) any other directed or non-directed graphs. We've had people use Graffle to plan plotlines for a story, make an overview of an operating system, show the evolution of computers, and even show how diseases can spread in a closed population. If you want to organize your thoughts, your projects, or even your friends graphically using boxes and lines, OmniGraffle is your tool.



Version 7.4.2:

  • Stability: Fixed a crash that would occur when duplicating some graphics from the Connections stencil.
  • Automation: Fixed a crash when referencing ‘incomingLines’ or ’outgoingLines’ in JavaScript



  • OS X 10.11 or later



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06:32
In 2017 Samsung has won close to 3X more Patents...

When Apple sued Samsung in the spring of 2011 for patent infringement the Android world came unglued in online forums and articles ranting that Apple filed more tech patents than any other tech company and that they were trying to stop innovation along with other nonsensical statements and theories. Once again the irony plays out when we see that Samsung has year after year filed more patents ...

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06:31
∞ How to make your iPhone speaker louder

This setting has been around for a while, but it’s subtle enough to have slipped through the cracks for many.

Take a look at this tweet.

To see this setting at work, fire up some relatively loud music on your iPhone.

Now go to Settings, scroll down to Music, make sure EQ is set to off. Get a sense of the volume.

Now scroll down and select the Late Night EQ setting. Notice a difference? To me, the difference is significant, the quiet elements boosted, the overall impression louder.

If you don’t hear a difference, tap to turn EQ off, then go back to Late Night. It’s subtle, but a good tip, worth sharing.

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06:31
Apple assembly partner Foxconn reports disappointing...




Hon Hai -- better known as Foxconn -- reported net income of just $589 million in the June quarter, missing analyst forecasts ahead of Apple's launch of the "iPhone 8" and "iPhone 7s" this fall.

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06:30
Synology introduces DiskStation DS418j, a 4-bay NAS...

Synology has launched the DiskStation DS418j, a budget-friendly (about $325), 4-bay NAS server designed to help home and individual users manage, protect and share data effectively. 

Its 64-bit dual-core processor supports over 40TB raw single volume capacity. The DS418j is equipped with a 1GB DDR4 memory (twice the size of its predecessor) and adjustable front LED indicators, allowing users to control and schedule the brightness in four levels. 

In addition, the model consumes only 21.22 watts in full operation and as little as 8.97 watts in HDD hibernation. DS418j runs on DiskStation Manager (DSM), anoperating systems for network-attached storage devices, and handles storage management Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) technology. SHR is an automated RAID management system allowing users to create and expand storage volumes and migrate RAID types without requiring details on RAID. SHR provides 1 to 2-...

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06:26
New mockups show ‘double notch’ concept, and how...

Steve Troughton-Smith yesterday helped us learn more about the likely iPhone 8 screen layout, and he’s since shown one possible approach to restoring the symmetry of the screen. He’s produced a mockup (above) showing how the Home button could be presented as a ‘notch,’ matching the physical one at the top of the screen.

He’s quick to point out this is not something he’s found in the code, but rather just an idea he thought it would be fun to play with …

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06:22
John Gruber on Safari and favicons

John Gruber, on the reaction to a piece he wrote comparing Safari vs. Chrome on the Mac:

But really, taken as a whole, the response to my piece was about one thing and one thing only: the fact that Safari does not show favicons on tabs and Chrome does. There are a huge number of Daring Fireball readers who use Chrome because it shows favicons on tabs and would switch to Safari if it did.

The reaction was so overwhelming I almost couldn’t believe it.

And:

The gist of it is two-fold: (1) there are some people who strongly prefer to see favicons in tabs even when they don’t have a ton of tabs open, simply because they prefer identifying tabs graphically rather than by the text of the page title; and (2) for people who do have a ton of tabs open, favicons are the only way to identify tabs.

I use Safari for the most part, but I heartily agree. See for yourself. Here are two pictures, showing a bunch of tabs open,...

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06:14
Internet Archive brings back HyperCard for today’s...

The Internet Archive blog:

On August 11, 1987, Bill Atkinson announced a new product from Apple for the Macintosh; a multimedia, easily programmed system called HyperCard. HyperCard brought into one sharp package the ability for a Macintosh to do interactive documents with calculation, sound, music and graphics. It was a popular package, and thousands of HyperCard “stacks” were created using the software.

And:

Flourishing for the next roughly ten years, HyperCard slowly fell by the wayside to the growing World Wide Web, and was officially discontinued as a product by Apple in 2004. It left behind a massive but quickly disappearing legacy of creative works that became harder and harder to experience.

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Hypercard, we’re bringing it back.

Interestingly, today is Woz’s birthday as well. Wonder if that’s a coincidence. Either way, go...

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06:05
Maintain serves up Cocktail 10.4.2 (Sierra Edition)

Maintain has served up Cocktail 10.4.2 (Sierra Edition), a new edition of Cocktail for users running macOS Sierra.

It’s a general purpose utility for macOS that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. The new version adds ability to perform essential system maintenance with a click of a button, without any need to configure even a single option. It also fixes compatibility issues with upcoming Cocktail (High Sierra Edition) and contains a number of bug fixes.

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Sharkk Twins Bluetooth Speaker Set

For Friday’s iLounge Deal, we’re offering the Sharkk Twins Bluetooth Speaker Set for only $37.99 — that’s 36% off the regular price. These two small speakers — each the size of an iPhone 6 — provide an immersive 360º surround sound experience in a stylish, compact, and extremely portable design. The speakers can be used individually or together for stereo audio, and unlike many Bluetooth speakers, they come in a pair. Get…

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06:00
Check out our great deal on The Complete Web...

Developing a fully-functioning modern website isn't as easy as it seems. To create speedy blogs, secure e-commerce sites, or attractive web pages for business, you'll want to master all of the important web technologies: HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, MySQL and more. Rob Percival's "The Complete Web Developer Course" is wildly popular, with almost 1,600 five-star reviews in the Deals Shop. Now you can get the course -- normally priced at $199.00 -- for just $14.99!

The Complete Web Developer Course features over 236 lectures and 28 hours of content. You learn how to master web technologies, build responsive websites, and integrate APIs to connect to other sites. During the...

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05:58
‘WSJ’: Foxconn’s Wisconsin plant will make iPhone...

Though previous reports says the Wisconsin display factory of Apple supplier Hon Hai Precision Industry, better known as Foxconn Technology Group, will make large panels for use in TV and monitors, the Wall Street Journal claims it will make LCD displays for iPhones.

The article adds that this would be the first factory of its kind in North America. Foxconn's second most powerful executive, Sharp President Tai Jeng-Wu, talked about making parts in the United States during a public speech last November.

"We are now building a new [OLED] facility in Japan. We can make [OLED] panels, a kind of screen] in the US too," he said. "If our key customer demands us to manufacture in the US, is it possible for us...

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05:53
Former UK security service head says weakening...

While Apple may have given in to demands from the Chinese government to remove VPN apps from its app store there, it does generally take a strong stand on encryption. It uses end-to-end encryption for both iMessage and FaceTime, and resisted pressure from the FBI to create a weakened version of iOS, describing it as too dangerous.

We’ve written a number of pieces explaining why we support Apple’s stance, both before and after the San...

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05:49
Apple reportedly close to reaching an agreement in...

Apple is close to reaching an agreement over Ireland’s sought indemnity from potential losses related to holding up to €15B (about US$18 billion) of the tech giant’s cash, reports Bloomberg.

Last year, the European Commission told Apple to repay about €13B in back taxes to the country, which had given Apple unfair tax breaks. Apple has to put the money into an escrow account while appealing the decision. If Apple wins, it gets the money back. 

The appeal could take up to five years. And Bloomberg says Ireland is concerned it will be held responsible for any drop in value while the money waits in escrow. 

Tim Cook has branded the European Commission ruling “total political crap.” Apple’s CEO also suggested the "retroactive" tax bill was an attempt by the European Union to grab taxes owed to the U.S. treasury and...

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05:48
Need a job? Apple and Disney are looking for people...

Though this sounds like a phishing scheme, this is an article from Inc on some real jobs being filled by Apple and Disney.

Apple describes the “Home Advisor” as a person who responds when people contact Apple for help. The job description describes ideal candidates as friendly, thoughtful, and real. They are “curious investigators, technical problem solvers, and good listeners” and like the way it feels to help others, have the discipline to manage themselves, can focus in a home environment, and are good multitaskers.

The company requires that you have access to a “quiet, distraction-free work space with a door you can shut, an ergonomic chair, a desk … and your own network connection.”

If you have the right personality, working at home is a huge win-win. You get the convenience and cost savings of working at home. No commute and no moving expenses. And Apple gets a happy employee without the overhead expense.

If this particular job sounds attractive to...

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05:40
Consumer Reports changes Microsoft Surface laptops...

Consumer Reports:

Consumer Reports is removing its “recommended” designation from four Microsoft laptops and cannot recommend any other Microsoft laptops or tablets because of poor predicted reliability in comparison with most other brands.

To judge reliability, Consumer Reports surveys its subscribers about the products they own and use. New studies conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center estimate that 25 percent of Microsoft laptops and tablets will present their owners with problems by the end of the second year of ownership.

The decision by Consumer Reports applies to Microsoft devices with detachable keyboards, such as the new Surface Pro released in June and the Surface Book, as well as the company’s Surface Laptops with conventional clamshell designs.

Take this change with a grain of salt, give the experts a chance to dig through the methodology. But no matter the ultimate resolution, this certainly gives a black eye to...

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05:36
External Link: Google Adds Phishing Warnings to...

If you use the Gmail app for iOS, Google has added a new feature that warns you about phishing attempts. If you’re reading an email message and tap a link that Google thinks leads to a phishing site, a dialog pops up to alert you to the danger. You can still open the link if you wish. Google is rolling the feature out over the next 15 days, and you don’t need to update the app to get it.

 

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05:30
What currently stands in the way between us and...

Matt Miesnieks:

I know glasses are being worked on at Apple, and the prototypes are state of the art. I also know what it takes to build a full-stack wearable AR HMD, having built fully functional prototypes from scratch. There are a bunch of elements that need to work before a consumer product can exist. These elements don’t all exist today (even at the state of the art).

Lots and lots of detail in this post. I found it well written, very understandable. Perhaps my favorite little tidbit:

Imagine that virtual hat from a Snap Filter being something you could virtually wear all day, and everyone (or only people you filter) else wearing AR Glasses could see it on you.

I highly recommend this if you have any interested in AR and Apple Glasses.

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05:30
Satechi launches Aluminum Type-C to VGA, Type-C to...

Satechi has introduced two new adapters to its arsenal of USB-C solutions. The new Aluminum Type-C to VGA Adapter and Aluminum Type-C to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter expand connectivity options and add functionality to USB-C devices.

The plug and play $34.99 Aluminum Type-C to VGA Adapter provides users with a solution for projecting a compatible USB-C device to a VGA display. Providing 1080p resolution at a rate of 60Hz, it lets users connect the USB-C device to a VGA-compatible display or projector.

The $29.99 Aluminum Type-C to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, supporting 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet, provides HD video streaming, uninterrupted gaming and fast web downloads. You connect the Ethernet wire to...

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05:00
Miami Heat becomes the first NBA team to switch to...

Miami Heat has announced that it will only accept etickets on phones for the upcoming season. Even if you buy your ticket from the box office on the night, you still won’t get a paper one …

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05:00
Commander One is a useful Finder enhancer for ‘power...

Eltima describes its Commander One as a "Finder alternative." However, I'd describe it more as a handy Finder "enhancer" that's great for macOS "power users" (a term I don't like, but for which I don't have a better alternative.) Plus, the latest version is 100% written in Apple’s Swift programming language.

A dual-panel file manager for macOS 10.9 or higher, it allows you to use two panels at once, set up your own hotkeys for a variety of actions, and more. Commander One doesn't come with a PDF manual (you download the software, so I wasn't expecting printed instructions), so there's a bit of a learning curve. 

Eltima's introductory "Welcome" screen helps get you started, but other features need an explanation. For example, choosing between the "dynamic" and "bytes" for the "size in apps" under the View preferences will certainly be as clear as mud to novice users.

When you launch Commander One, you can...

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05:00
Master the space-time continuum in Causality, a...

These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.

Most of the puzzle games on the App Store fall into a handful of genres: match-3, hidden object, point-and-tap. Occasionally, you’ll see a unique take on one of those genres (like Spry Fox’s Road Not Taken), but…still in one of those genres.

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04:58
Kool Tools: Batteroo ReBoost SmartSleeve, Batteroo...

Batteroo Inc.has introduced two new products in a family of tech solutions that enables rechargeable batteries to not only be compatible in alkaline-only devices for the first time but also delivers more consistent battery lifecycles with every charge – the Batteroo ReBoost SmartSleeve and Batteroo ReBoost SmartShell.
 

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04:57
Over 20% of U.S. broadband households have a tech...

New research by Parks Associates (www.parksassociates.com) shows that more than one-fifth of U.S. broadband households have a technical support subscription.

According to the research group, Best Buy is currently the leading provider of technical support subscriptions for many connected devices, including desktops, laptops, and tablets. However, the firm notes that Amazon's recent decision to offer an in-home tech support service is a notable threat to Best Buy's market dominance.

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04:30
Apple patent involves a ‘return to sender’ feature...

Apple has filed for a patent (number 20170230318) for a “return to sender” feature for macOS and iOS apps such as Mail and Messages (and perhaps Pages, Numbers, and Keynote).

Per the invention, a return to sender option can be invoked from within a file editing application when you’ve edited a file received as a message attachment. You can select a file attached to a message from within a messaging application. A file editor can be invoked to open and edit the file. 

Then you can select a return to sender option from within the file editor. In response to the selection of the return to sender option, the edited file can be automatically saved, a reply message can be automatically generated and the edited file can be automatically attached to the reply message.

In the patent filing, Apple notes that electronic messaging applications (e.g., email, instant messaging, text messaging applications, etc.) on computing devices often allow a user to receive files as...

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04:29
WSJ claims U.S. Foxconn plant will make iPhone...

While previous reports on Foxconn’s U.S. display factory have described it as making large panels for use in TVs and monitors, a WSJ post today claims that it will be making LCD screens for iPhones.

The facility, which would build liquid-crystal display technology, or LCD, screens used for Apple Inc.’s iPhone, would be the first of its kind in North America.

It’s unclear whether the WSJ has new information, or has made what appears to be a common error of conflating Foxconn with iPhone production.

The wisdom of Wisconsin proving a $3B tax subsidy – amounting to a full 30% of Foxconn’s investment – is again being questioned after a state fiscal analysis...

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04:28
Stacks 3.5.1 - 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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04:20
BatchOutput for Microsoft Word update addresses bugs...

Zevrix Solutions has released BatchOutput DOC 2.5.3, a maintenance update to company's output automation solution for Microsoft Word.

The app is designed to solve the problem of saving multiple Word documents to PDF and sending them to printer. It offers PDF security, image compression, variable file names and other options. Version 2.5.3 addresses multiple bugs introduced in recent releases of Office and macOS that prevented users from opening Word documents reliably and without interruption.

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04:00
Most mobile app users hesitant to give info when...

Mobile app users are concerned about the security of their information when they register for a new app, a new survey reveals. Nearly 90% say that security of personal information shared during the app onboarding process is somewhat to very important, according to leading B2B research firm Clutch.

The majority of app users (82%) also say understanding why they need to provide personal...

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03:53
Gmail iOS app will now warn you about phishing...

Back in May, Google updated its Gmail app on Android to warn about phishing attempts. It is now rather belatedly bringing that same protection to the iOS app.

The protection kicks in if you click on a sketchy link in an email, with two different levels of warning …

more…

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Aug. 11, 2017

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

iOS Apps/Updates

Eden Isle is a new sim game that lets you create your own vacation paradise. The app lets players build and manage an island resort. You work towards making a five-star vacation spot, while catering to guests ranging from out-of-touch indie rock stars, to wacky inventors, to reality show producers, each with their own backstory. Eden Isle is free, but does tout in-app purchases.

2551005 ONTARIO has debuted EZLinQ 1.0. The free business app helps to connect truck drivers with companies looking to deliver loads and simplify finding the...

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03:00
Leaked HomePod firmware hints at resizable virtual...

It’s the leaked firmware that keeps on giving.

In a recent discovery, developer Steve Troughton-Smith found code strings within the HomePod firmware that indicated a virtual Home button for the iPhone 8. The Home button can apparently be hidden and resized as needed.

There apparently isn’t a way to change the Home button’s color, and tab bars that display at the bottom of apps will appear below the button.

The iPhone 8 is expected to be introduced around the usual September time frame. The new phone will reportedly be slightly larger than the iPhone 7 and sport an OLED display that runs nearly edge to edge making it as big as the iPhone 7 Plus screen.

The larger screen means that there might not be room for a physical Home button, which Apple looks to be replacing with a virtual on-screen version.

The HomePod isn’t shipping until December, but the firmware for the device leaked online recently and developers have been sifting through it ever...

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00:31
'GLOW' is body slamming its way to Netflix...

The Crown isn't the only Netflix series that's returning to the platform. The gorgeous ladies of wrestling will also be grappling their way back on to your screens. On Thursday, the GLOW Twitter account announced that season 2 is officially on its wa...

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Thursday August 10

23:02
Gmail for iOS will warn you about visiting phishing...

A few months ago, Google introduced an anti-phishing feature for Gmail on Android after a widespread attack affected millions of users. Now, Mountain View is adding the extra security measure to Gmail for iOS. Sometime within the next 15 days, a warn...

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21:34
Nintendo faces lawsuit over the Switch's...

The Nintendo Switch certainly isn't the first gaming tablet, but is it directly riffing on others' ideas? Gamevice thinks so. The accessory maker is suing Nintendo for allegedly violating a patent for concepts used in the Wikipad, its gaming-orient...

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20:59
Stacks 3.5.0 - 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 »
20:59
BetterTouchTool 2.281 - Customize Multi-Touch...

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

These gestures are customizable:

  • Magic Mouse:
    • Pinch in / out (zoom)
    • single-finger tap left
    • single-finger tap right
    • single-finger tap middle
    • single-finger tap
    • single-finger click middle
    • two-finger tap
    • two-finger click
    • two-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • two-finger tip tap left/right
    • three-finger tap
    • three-finger click
    • three-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • four-finger swipe up/down
    • four-finger click
    • TipTap left/right
  • Touchpad:
    • single-finger tap top-left
    • single-finger tap top-right
    • single-finger tap top-middle
    • single-finger tap bottom-left
    • single-finger tap bottom-right
    • single-...
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20:59
Together 3.8.8 - Store and organize all of your...

Together helps you organize your Mac, giving you the ability to store, edit and preview your files in a single clean, uncluttered interface.

Together Features

  • Smart storage. With simple drag-and-drop functionality, Together lets you gather up images, text, bookmarks, and files for safekeeping. With built-in note-taking capabilities and easy inter-app file transfers, take control of cluttered, disorganized groups of files and restore them to a state of order and manageability.
  • Previewing and editing. Together can edit and preview a wide range of filetypes, and seamlessly incorporates QuickView for everything else. File editing is always a double-click away, and your changes are automatically synchronized.
  • Organization, optimized. If you are tired of dealing with scatterbrained systems of files and folders, Together's refreshing, iTunes-like interface will help you breathe easy...
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20:59
Vivaldi 1.11.917.39 - An advanced browser made with...

Vivaldi is a browser for our friends.

In 1994, two programmers started working on a web browser. Our idea was to make a really fast browser, capable of running on limited hardware, keeping in mind that users are individuals with their own requirements and wishes. Opera was born. Our little piece of software gained traction, our group grew, and a community was created. We stayed close to our users and to our roots. We kept improving our software, based on our users feedback, as well as our own ideas on how to make a great browser. We innovated and we strove for excellence. Fast forward to 2015, the browser we once loved has changed its direction. Sadly, it is no longer serving its community of users and contributors who helped build the browser in the first place.

So we came to a natural conclusion:...

We must make a new browser. A browser for ourselves and a browser for our friends. A browser that is fast, but also a browser that is rich...

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20:24
Microsoft claims Surface reliability isn't...

Consumer Reports said that it would no longer recommend Microsoft's Surface laptops and tablets because of "poor predicted reliability" compared to other brands, based on its surveys. Now Microsoft has responded, with a statement saying that it is "d...

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19:26
'Battlefield 1' joins EA's on-demand...

With EA Access' all-you-can-eat video game service, you can play full versions of the publisher's games, which include big name titles like Titanfall 2, Mass Effect: Andromeda, and FIFA 17. Today, the video game publisher tweeted that its popular sho...

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18:39
LG might finally enable FM radios in US phones

Radio might be so last century, but it's a cheap and effective format for broadcasting media -- and it won't cost you any data to tune into. Many foreign-built smartphones actually come with radio tuners, but they're hard to find in devices meant for...

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18:15
iPhone 8 renders offer a gorgeous take on how Apple...

We’ve certainly seen our fair share of iPhone 8 renders over recent months, but a new set of designs from Quinton Theron offers perhaps the best look yet. The designer shared his renderings earlier today, offering a look at how Apple could market the device…

more…

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17:49
Gaming chat app Discord tests video calls and screen...

Discord, the Slack-like gaming chat app, has been steadily improving since its initial launch a couple of years ago. Last January, it added a $5 paid tier for fans to essentially thank the company — the bonuses simply include GIF avatars, custo...

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17:31
New video offers closer look at 'copper gold...




A video uploaded on Thursday offers a close-up with an alleged "iPhone 8" design dummy in "copper gold," potentially one of just three color options for Apple's upcoming flagship.

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17:02
'Hearthstone’s ‘Knights of the Frozen Throne’...

Blizzard's digital card game Hearthstone's newest full expansion is now live. Knights of the Frozen Throne brings 135 new cards and free solo content to the title and a couple new mechanics, which will shake up the game's competitive meta. Sure, it's...

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17:00
Watch: How to use Apple's native Screen...




One potentially useful feature coming to this fall's iOS 11 is a native Screen Recording option on the iPhone and iPad. Here's how to make use of it, including embedding results into a video.

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16:49
Happy Hour Podcast 132 | LTE coming to Apple Watch,...

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the new LTE Apple Watch rumor and how cellular could change watchOS, the latest iPhone 7s and iPhone 8 rumors including a new copper gold color, the latest changes in the new iOS 11 beta, and much more.

9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

more…

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16:23
Google cancels all-hands meeting due to safety...

At the same time Google fired the author of a 10-page memo criticizing its diversity efforts due to "biological" differences, CEO Sundar Pichai scheduled a company town meeting for today to discuss the issue. Now, Recode and Business Insider report t...

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16:10
Safari Should Display Favicons in Its Tabs

Back in May I wrote a piece titled “Safari vs. Chrome on the Mac”. From my conclusion:

In short, Safari closely reflects Apple’s institutional priorities
(privacy, energy efficiency, the niceness of the native UI,
support for MacOS and iCloud technologies) and Chrome closely
reflects Google’s priorities (speed, convenience, a web-centric
rather than native-app-centric concept of desktop computing,
integration with Google web properties). Safari is Apple’s browser
for Apple devices. Chrome is Google’s browser for all devices.

I personally prefer Safari, but I can totally see why others —
especially those who work on desktop machines or MacBooks that are
usually plugged into power — prefer Chrome. DF readers agree.
Looking at my web stats, over the last 30 days, 69 percent of Mac
users visiting DF used Safari, but a sizable 28 percent...

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16:04
Overcast developer nixes standalone podcasts on...




Via a Thursday iPhone app update, support for playing podcasts directly on an Apple Watch -- through a feature called "Send to Watch" -- was removed from Overcast, something its developer blamed on changes coming with this fall's watchOS 4.

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15:40
Xbox’s self-published indies have their own space on...

Finding self-published indie games on Xbox is a lot easier as of today. You'll be able to find them on the Xbox Store hidden in their own "Creators Collection" marketplace. Microsoft's Chris Charla (director of its ID @ Xbox indie outreach program) s...

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15:19
New video offers clearest look yet at the iPhone 8’s...

Recent reports have claimed that the upcoming iPhone 8 will be available in three color choices: black, white, and a new copper gold shade. While nearly every leak we’ve seen has been of the black model, a new video today from YouTuber Danny Winget offers a look at all three choices…

more…

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15:16
The Wirecutter's best deals: The UE Roll 2...

This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affiliate commissions that support their work. Read their c...

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14:53
Dropbox introduces new ‘mobile prompts’ for two-...

Dropbox today is rolling out an update to its mobile applications that makes the two-factor authentication process a bit easier. As an alternative to SMS verification and code generators, the Dropbox mobile applications can now act as a way of identity verification…

more…

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14:48
Snapchat's 'Phone Swap' show is...

Snapchat is making a television show, folks. Phone Swap, a dating series whose first season net more than 10 million viewers per episode, is breaking out of its Snapchat prison and heading to TV. Snapchat teased the show in June, but executives confi...

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14:43
Intel, Toyota & others create 'big data...




Several major tech and automotive companies -- including Intel, Toyota, and Ericsson -- on Thursday announced a consortium that will build a "big data" ecosystem for use with self-driving cars, as well as related technologies like driver assist and mapping using real-time data.

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14:41
Amazon's US ticket sales talks stall over...

Are you hoping that Amazon will sell event tickets in the US and put an end to the dominance of giants who charge endless hidden fees? You might not want to hold your breath. Reuters sources back previous claims that Amazon is in talks with America...

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14:40
Ulysses Writing App Moves to Subscription Pricing

The latest high-profile app — joining TextExpander and 1Password — to move to subscription pricing is the cross-platform writing app Ulysses.

 

Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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14:39
Best Buy is selling a 4TB portable drive for $100...

Don't kid yourself. It's 2017 and that 1TB external hard drive for backups and extra storage just doesn't cut it anymore. Right now, Best Buy can solve that problem for a little cheaper than usual: The big box retailer is selling a portable 4TB WD easystore external hard drive for $100.

That's not quite the deal we saw in April when Best Buy had a desktop easystore 4TB drive on sale for $90, but today's deal is still a good buy. Though Easystore is a Best Buy exclusive, its non-Best Buy counterpart--the WD Elements line--is currently about $40 more expensive on Amazon.

...

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14:29
Researchers are trying to make pig organs more...

We have a huge supply and demand problem when it comes to organ transplantation. Closing that gap with animal-grown organs is an idea that's been on the table for some time, but it comes with a slew of issues that have prevented it from being a viabl...

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14:11
Investment firm sues Uber's Kalanick to oust...

It has been only a couple of days since Uber co-founder Garrett Camp promised that former CEO Travis Kalanick would not be coming back to the company as CEO. Now Benchmark Capital, an early investor with a seat on Uber's board, is suing Kalanick for...

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13:59
Vivaldi 1.11.917.39 - An advanced browser made with...

Vivaldi is a browser for our friends.

In 1994, two programmers started working on a web browser. Our idea was to make a really fast browser, capable of running on limited hardware, keeping in mind that users are individuals with their own requirements and wishes. Opera was born. Our little piece of software gained traction, our group grew, and a community was created. We stayed close to our users and to our roots. We kept improving our software, based on our users feedback, as well as our own ideas on how to make a great browser. We innovated and we strove for excellence. Fast forward to 2015, the browser we once loved has changed its direction. Sadly, it is no longer serving its community of users and contributors who helped build the browser in the first place.

So we came to a natural conclusion:...

We must make a new browser. A browser for ourselves and a browser for our friends. A browser that is fast, but also a browser that is rich...

| Read more »
13:56
BetterTouchTool 2.281 - Customize Multi-Touch...

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

These gestures are customizable:

  • Magic Mouse:
    • Pinch in / out (zoom)
    • single-finger tap left
    • single-finger tap right
    • single-finger tap middle
    • single-finger tap
    • single-finger click middle
    • two-finger tap
    • two-finger click
    • two-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • two-finger tip tap left/right
    • three-finger tap
    • three-finger click
    • three-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • four-finger swipe up/down
    • four-finger click
    • TipTap left/right
  • Touchpad:
    • single-finger tap top-left
    • single-finger tap top-right
    • single-finger tap top-middle
    • single-finger tap bottom-left
    • single-finger tap bottom-right
    • single-...
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13:48
Snap is still struggling to add new users

Snap Inc just dropped its second-ever quarterly earnings report, and the picture is as bleak as expected. The young company continues to struggle to grow its pool of users, despite adding new features in the past few months like world lenses, custom...

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13:42
Consumer Reports pulls Microsoft Surface...

Following up on a new survey done with their subscribers, Consumer Reports is pulling the “recommended” rating for four Microsoft laptops they had previously reviewed. A change in recommendation is not uncommon with Consumer Reports as seen in their initial review of the 2016 MacBook Pro and it’s subsequent reversal.

more…

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13:30
AWT News Update: August 10, 2017

Discounts on 13-inch MacBook Pros, new USB-C dongles, and disgruntled Apple employees are all in today's Apple World Today News Update:

  • Apple adds a number of 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro models to the refurbished products store
  • Satechi announces two new USB-C adapters
  • Daring Fireball's John Gruber says he's received numerous emails from Apple employees unhappy with the open floor plans at the Apple Park "spaceship" building

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

Text Version

This is Steve Sande for Apple World Today, and you’re listening to the AWT News Update for August 10th, 2017. 

Have you been drooling over a...

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13:20
Unlikely report claims iPhone 8 launch still delayed...

New reporting from The Korea Herald appears to be surfacing what is likely old information about the iPhone 8 launch. Citing industry sources, the report claims the OLED iPhone won’t be unveiled until November due in part to design decisions with Touch ID not yet being finalized.

Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, which often presents reliable information, released a more optimistic forecast earlier this week predicting the OLED iPhone will debut with very limited supply alongside the new LCD iPhones.

more…

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13:20
'Are Aligned' turns VR into a party game...

There's no doubt that VR can be an isolating experience. When you've got a headset and headphones on, you're effectively blocked out from the world. That's something developer Danny Dang wants to fix with Are Aligned, a virtual reality party game he...

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13:17
Writing tool Ulysses for macOS, iOS shifts to...




Effective immediately, writing tool Ulysses is switching to a subscription model after having been a paid app for iOS and macOS since launch.

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13:09
Benchmark Capital sues ex-Uber CEO Travis Kalanick...

The battle between Benchmark Capital and Travis Kalanick just went nuclear, with the venture capital firm suing the former Uber CEO for fraud, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty. The complaint was filed earlier today in Delaware Chancery Court.

Oh boy.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:08
Netflix takes on JFK in ‘The Crown’ season two...

Netflix has announced the premiere date for season two of The Crown -- December 8th -- and has released the season's first trailer. The season begins with the British army fighting an illegal war in Egypt and ends with a scandal that takes down Queen...

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12:51
Back to School Roundup: The best tech gear (and...




With back to school shopping in full swing, those waiting for killer deals on Apple devices, as well as accessories, can take advantage of instant cash rebates and exclusive coupon savings on the season's hottest products.

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12:50
Gnarbox turns your phone into a 4K video-editing...

It's an overcast day in San Francisco, and there's a drone buzzing high above the city. I'm with Tim Feess, the young co-founder of Gnarbox, a rugged portable video-editing tool that pairs with an app on your phone and works with multiple cameras and...

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12:43
News: iOS 11 drops ‘beta’ status for Portrait Mode,...

It appears that Apple has decided that the iPhone 7 Plus Portrait Mode feature will be ready for prime time with the release of iOS 11. The latest iOS 11 beta removes the “beta” status of the feature, first introduced in iOS 10.1 last fall, and also adds the ability to remove the effect from existing photos after the fact.

[via AppleInsider]

...

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12:34
Car ownership could decline thanks to Uber and Lyft

While it may seem logical that people will own fewer cars as ride-hailing services like Lyft and Uber gain more traction, there hasn't been a way to study any potential effect. Then Uber and Lyft left Austin, Texas for about a year. A group of resear...

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12:18
Hands on: Screen sharing tool Screens 4 for macOS...




Screens 4 by Edovia lets you see and control the screen of one Mac from another. Wherever you are in the world, you can get your own files, see your own documents and even run apps you don't have with you.

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12:06
Why NASA’s interstellar mission almost didn’t happen

I remember when these missions launched. What an incredible accomplishment that they are still sending back data.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:48
Hands-On With an iPhone 8 Dummy Model

With the prospective launch date of the new 2017 iPhone models just weeks away, iPhone 8 dummy models, printed mockups, and clones have been circulating regularly, giving us an idea of what to expect with Apple's radically redesigned edge-to-edge OLED iPhone is unveiled.

We got our hands on one of the high-quality iPhone 8 dummy models that's been making the rounds thanks to MobileFun and Olixar, and we've done a hands-on video to give MacRumors readers a close look at the design of the device and how it measures up to existing devices.

Our iPhone 8 dummy is silver, and with the glass backing, it looks almost like a liquid silver. The front features an edge-to-edge panel, and both the front and the back are encased by a stainless steel frame that matches the silver hue of the body.

There are thin silver bezels at the front of the device, and there's also a "notch" that houses...

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11:45
Makeup artist Mimi Choi creates mind-blowing optical...

Check out her work in the article and on Facebook and Instagram. Mindblowing.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:45
MacBook Pro: Features, specifications, and prices...

Editor's note: We've updated this guide with a link to the refurbished 13-inch MacBook Pro in Apple's Refurnished and Clearance Store.

The MacBook Pro is Apple’s top-of-the-line laptop. It offers top-notch performance for demanding users who need processing power and are willing to spend top dollar for it.

The current version of the MacBook Pro was released in June 2017 at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference. The new laptops have the same design as the previous version, but the laptops feature new processors that provide a speed boost. Learn more about the MacBook Pro by reading about its main features below.

...

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11:30
∞ What happens if we throw an elephant from a...

Besides the questions of, “Why would you do that, you sicko!?” and “How did you get the elephant into the elevator?”, this is an amusing (think “Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy” British humour) and interesting explanation.

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11:21
The most beautiful theory of all

A great article about the general theory of relativity and why it is so important even today.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:01
Together 3.8.8 - Store and organize all of your...

Together helps you organize your Mac, giving you the ability to store, edit and preview your files in a single clean, uncluttered interface.

Together Features

  • Smart storage. With simple drag-and-drop functionality, Together lets you gather up images, text, bookmarks, and files for safekeeping. With built-in note-taking capabilities and easy inter-app file transfers, take control of cluttered, disorganized groups of files and restore them to a state of order and manageability.
  • Previewing and editing. Together can edit and preview a wide range of filetypes, and seamlessly incorporates QuickView for everything else. File editing is always a double-click away, and your changes are automatically synchronized.
  • Organization, optimized. If you are tired of dealing with scatterbrained systems of files and folders, Together's refreshing, iTunes-like interface will help you breathe easy...
| Read more »
10:44
Inside iOS 11: Apple's Portrait Mode in iPhone...




In the latest iOS 11 beta, Apple has taken the Portrait Mode camera setting out of beta, and has altered how the camera roll handles the pictures to allow for the effect to be removed from a picture with it at any time.

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10:20
Apple Refuses To Enable iPhone Emergency Settings...

An anonymous reader shares a report: Despite being relatively easy, Apple keeps ignoring requests to enable a feature called Advanced Mobile Location (AML) in iOS. Enabling AML would give emergency services extremely accurate locations of emergency calls made from iPhones, dramatically decreasing response time. As we have covered before, Google's successful implementation of AML for Android is already saving lives. But where Android users have become safer, iPhone owners have been left behind. The European Emergency Number Association (EENA), the organization behind implementing AML for emergency services, released a statement today that pleads Apple to consider the safety of its customers and participate in the program: "As AML is being deployed in more and more countries, iPhone users are put at a disadvantage compared to Android users in the scenario that matters most: An emergency. EENA calls on Apple to integrate Advanced Mobile Location in their smartphones for the safety of...

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10:08
Satechi rolls out Aluminum Type-C to VGA, Type-C to...

Satechi (www.satechi.net) has introduced two new adapters to its arsenal of USB-C solutions. The new Aluminum Type-C to VGA Adapter and Aluminum Type-C to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter expand connectivity options and add functionality to USB-C devices.

The plug and play $34.99 Aluminum Type-C to VGA Adapter provides users with a solution for projecting a compatible USB-C device to a VGA display. Providing 1080p resolution at a rate of 60Hz, it lets users connect the USB-C device to a VGA-compatible display or projector.

read more

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10:04
Fitbit’s Apple Watch competitor seen in renders; new...

Following its acquisition of Pebble last December, Fitbit has been rumored to be working on its own smartwatch for a release at some point this year. We saw a couple renders of Fitbit’s latest wearable back in May, but a new batch of images from Wareable shines new light on what to expect from the upcoming Apple Watch competitor.

more…

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10:01
Apple Adds 2017 13-Inch MacBook Pro Models to...

Apple today updated its online store for refurbished products to add a selection of 13-inch 2017 MacBook Pro models equipped with a Touch Bar.

This is the first time the 2017 machines have been available through the refurbished store since their June 2017 release following the Worldwide Developers Conference.

Apple was offering approximately 15 models at the time this article was written, with each MacBook Pro approximately 15 to 16 percent off. A top-of-the-line 3.5GHz/16GB/1TB model that normally sells for $2,899, is available for $2,459 in the refurbished store, for example.

Apple has both Silver and Space Gray models in a range of configurations, with prices as low as $1,529 for the entry-level Touch Bar machine.

15-inch MacBook Pro machines released in June of 2017 are not yet available in the refurbished store, but could be added soon.

All of Apple’s...

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09:57
‘Consumer Reports’: just say no to Microsoft Surface...

Oh, that’s gotta hurt: Consumer Reports is removing its “recommended” designation from four Microsoft laptops and cannot recommend any other Microsoft laptops or tablets because of “poor predicted reliability in comparison with most other brands.”

To judge reliability, Consumer Reports surveys its subscribers about the products they own and use. New studies conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center estimate that 25% of Microsoft laptops and tablets will present their owners with problems by the end of the second year of ownership. This applies to Microsoft devices with detachable keyboards, such as the new Surface Pro released in June and the Surface Book, as well as the company’s Surface Laptops with conventional clamshell designs.

The four laptops losing their previous recommended status are the Microsoft Surface Laptop (128GB and 256GB versions) and Microsoft Surface Book (...

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09:57
Popular iOS and Mac writing app Ulysses goes...

The recurring subscription model is a business strategy that a growing list of app developers have decided to adopt, and the latest such move comes from the folks behind the stellar iOS and Mac writing app Ulysses. Users can now enjoy a 14-day Ulysses trial, and thereafter subscribe for $4.99 per month or $39.99 per year.

Subscriptions are beneficial to developers because it provides them with a recurring source of revenue as they work to continually update the app, provide fixes and support, and develop new features. Software products are never “done” and software engineers, designers, and support staff never stop working, so it makes sense from a sustainable business perspective.

That said, it’s also...

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09:57
Blue Apron had a rough quarter, but it’s a big market

Blue Apron posted mixed results for the quarter, but I think the CEO has the right outlook as he deals with pressure from Amazon:

But CEO Matthew Salzberg told CNBC that the grocery market is far from a “winner-take-all” battle between grocers, Blue Apron and Amazon.

“We admire Amazon as a company, and we take them seriously, big or small,” Salzberg said. “That being said, we are competing in a competitive and large market. … We think about ourselves very differently, I think, than Amazon thinks about themselves.”

That’s exactly right and a good way to look at the market. It’s easy to assume that he’s saying that because the quarter wasn’t great, but it is true.

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09:57
Ulysses writing app embraces subscription purchase...

Many bloggers, including me, use the cross-platform writing app Ulysses on a daily basis. Up to this point, the app has required a pair of purchases; one for the Mac app and another for the iOS app. Today, the Ulysses team announced that it will do away with the purchases, instead embracing the subscription model that is becoming popular for so many apps.

The subscription will cost $4.99 per month or $39.99 per year, with a special six-month student subscription available for $10.99. Purchasing the plan provides Ulysses on all devices -- Mac, iPad and iPhone. 

For those who have supported Ulysses in the past, a permanent discount of 50% on the monthly subscription is available. In case you're wondering why Ulysses chose to go to a subscription-based purchase system, here's an explanation from Ulysses co-founder Max Seelemann from today's press release:

“The Benefits of a Subscription...

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09:38
‘iPhone 8’ delayed until November? I don’t think so

Citing the always popular “unnamed sources from the supply chain,” the Korea Herald reports that the “iPhone 8” is being pushed back to November, though the “iPhone 7 Plus” and “iPhone 7s Plus’ will arrive in September.

The article says that the relocation of the fingerprint sensor, among other things, seems to be a sticking point for what will be the first OLED iPhone. What’s more, those anonymous sources say the rear design of the “iPhone 8” still hasn’t been finalized. 

The Sellers Research Firm (that’s me) feels this report is way off base. I think we’ll see the iPhone 8, iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 7s Plus all unveiled at a special media event next month with all three going on sale later in September. However, as other pundits have...

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09:34
Apple falls behind Xiaomi and Fitbit in wearable...

Canalys is out with new data on the worldwide wearable band market for Q2 2017 that puts Apple in third place behind Xiaomi and Fitbit. Separate analysis saw Apple beat both brands during the previous quarter.

The figures combine both pricier smart watches and cheaper fitness bands which explains Apple’s third place finish, but Canalys expects LTE connectivity to boost the smartwatch market during the second half of this year.

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09:31
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 13-inch MacBook Air $250 off,...

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

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09:20
'iPhone 8' reveal delayed to November,...




An alleged Apple component supplier from South Korea is claiming that the company is pushing back the launch of the "iPhone 8" to November, but will still launch the "iPhone 7s" family in September.

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09:16
iPhone 8 could make Apple the world's first...

The price of shares of Apple stock has been booming since last week's Q3 2017 earnings call, with the company recovering from a several-month dip since the call and reaching record highs. RBC Capital analyst Amit Daryanani thinks that the recent momentum will continue as Apple launches the iPhone 8 in September, with Apple having a good chance to become the first company to reach and sustain a $1 trillion market capitalization.

Even with the market down slightly this morning, Apple's market cap was hovering around $814 billion. Daryanani thinks that the iPhone 8 launch is destined to create a "super cycle" for Apple, saying "Apple has potential to achieve a $1 trillion dollar market cap and even surpass that over the next 12 to 18 months. We see upside occurring from multiple levers."

The...

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09:07
'Titanfall: Assault' real-time strategy...




Two major titles have arrived on iPhone and iPad as free-to-play titles this week, with Nexon's 'Titanfall: Assault' introducing real time strategy to the battlefield-based franchise, while 'Ristar' has been ported to iOS 22 years after its first release on the Sega Genesis.

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09:06
iOS 11: How to remove Portrait Mode effect after...

When Apple launched the iPhone 7 Plus, one of the biggest features was the dual-camera system’s Portrait Mode. The mode gives images a DSLR-like background blur, albeit with some hiccups occassionally. Sometimes the effect looks unnatural or just blurs key areas of the photo.

On iOS 10, if you didn’t have the option to keep the normal photo enabled under Settings, you might’ve lost a perfectly good moment. It may not have been perfect on day one, but Apple has been making improvements to the effect over various iOS updates.

On iOS 11, photographers will now be able to disable the depth effect even after the photo has already been taken without managing the setting. Let’s take a look how.

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08:50
Consumers Reports Claims the Reliability of the...

In May Patently Apple posted a report titled "Microsoft launched their New Surface Pro & Pen during a Special Event Held in Shanghai China." Today we learn from USA Today that "Consumers Reports has removed its coveted 'recommendation' designation for four Microsoft Surface laptops. At issue, the publication says, is the "predicted reliability" of the Microsoft machines compared to most other brands...

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08:48
eGPU vendor demonstrates AMD Vega card working in...




External GPU enclosure developer Mantiz posted a Tweet on Thursday of the new AMD Vega PCI-E video card working in its enclosure, connected to a MacBook Pro -- and that likely means that the card will work on Apple's last PCI-E Mac Pro as well in High Sierra.

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08:28
Respawn brings Titanfall to iOS with a new PvP RTS...

After Vince Zampella and Jason West parted ways with Infinity Ward and the multi-billion dollar Call of Duty franchise they co-created, the two went on to form their own indie studio by the name of Respawn. With high-expectations looming, the company unveiled its first major new IP with Titanfall back in 2014. Fast forward to 2016, Respawn dropped the sequel to favorable reviews effectively cementing Titanfall to full franchise status. And now today, the company is taking it one step further with the release of a brand new mobile game known as Titanfall: Assaultmore…

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08:18
News: Group of Chinese developers launch antitrust...

A group of Chinese developers has filed a complaint against Apple alleging that the company has violated antitrust regulations in that country, Reuters reports. The group consisting of 28 developers is being represented by the Beijing-Based law firm Dare & Sure, and is accusing Apple of charging excessive fees and arbitrarily removing apps from the Chinese App Store without explanation. According to Lin Wei, an attorney at the firm, “During…

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08:12
25% of Microsoft Surface owners report problems...




A new, large survey of Microsoft Surface owners found that a quarter of those using the hybrid devices experience problems by the second year of ownership, raising questions about the reliability of the company's iPad and MacBook competitors.

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08:06
Apple May Briefly Drop to World's Third Largest...

Chinese company Huawei will likely become the world's second largest smartphone maker in the third quarter, based on shipments from July through September, according to Taiwanese publication DigiTimes.

The report, citing sources from Taiwan's handset supply chain, said sales of Huawei's high-end smartphones like the P10 and Mate 9, as well as its more affordable Honor-branded models, have continued to gain momentum. Enough momentum, perhaps, to briefly overtake Apple's iPhone.

Huawei shipped 38.4 million smartphones last quarter, according to research firm Strategy Analytics. Buoyed by seasonal factors, the supply chain sources believe Huawei will continue to ramp up its shipments to over 40 million units this quarter, which could eclipse iPhone shipments over the same period.

Apple...

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07:59
Inexpensive IKEA TRÅDFRI smart lighting gains...

If there's anything that has been keeping many homeowners from embracing smart lighting in their homes, it's the cost. Fortunately, IKEA has a growing line of smart lighting products known as TRÅDFRI that is surprisingly affordable, with individual bulbs starting at US$12 and a residential bridge priced at $30. IKEA has issued a firmware update to TRÅDFRI that adds support for Apple's HomeKit home automation framework.

What's particularly interesting about IKEA's move is that it's the first time that a smart home product has added HomeKit support through a firmware update. Other systems, like Philips Hue and Lutron's Caséta lighting kits, require users to purchase new HomeKit-compatible bridges to gain HomeKit support. Earlier this year, Apple relaxed its HomeKit restrictions and now allows developers to add HomeKit security in products through software instead of requiring...

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07:41
Construction workers post video from inside Apple...

[VIDEO] Tech Crunch:

Snapchat’s powerful but hidden Story Search feature is finally making itself useful by giving us a behind-the-scenes glimpse inside Apple Park, Apple’s new spaceship-like campus that will open soon.

Typing “Apple Park” into Snapchat’s search bar will show you the Apple Park Story, which is a collection of videos taken on the property.

Tech Crunch collected some of these videos, embedding them into the video in the main Loop post. Can’t wait to see Apple Park firsthand.

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07:36
Resizable Home button and more riches from the...

Ben Lovejoy walks through the latest revelations from Steve Troughton Smith’s dig through the recently leaked HomePod firmware.

Here’s the first tweet:

We know some facts re iPhone 8 home button area:

• it resizes
• indicator can be hidden
• no API to change color
• tab bars extend under it

— Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith) August 10, 2017

Note the reference to a resizable Home button. When the implementation is in software, rather than hardware, there’s ultimate flexibility. Not sure if there is actually a plan to allow the user to resize the home button, but I think a larger target would be a terrific assistive feature.

Here’s the second tweet:

These are the metrics used by the status bar on the edge-to-edge iPhone, including notch height and ear width. Designers, have fun...

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07:32
European emergency agency requests Apple enable AML...




The European Emergency Number Association is asking that Apple go beyond it's Apple Watch emergency location sending feature, and requests that Advanced Mobile Location be integrated into iOS and the iPhone to assist in locating people in an emergency.

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07:26
Apple’s 10.5-inch iPad Pro Aims for the Sweet Spot

If Apple’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro seemed awfully big and the 9.7-inch model a bit on the cramped side, you might find the new 10.5-inch variation to be just right. Its major under-the-hood upgrades are mirrored on the just-refreshed 12.9-inch version for those who do want the larger screen.

 

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07:22
The end of typing

Wall Street Journal:

Instead of typing searches and emails, a wave of newcomers—“the next billion,” the tech industry calls them—is avoiding text, using voice activation and communicating with images. They are a swath of the world’s less-educated, online for the first time thanks to low-end smartphones, cheap data plans and intuitive apps that let them navigate despite poor literacy.

And:

A look at Megh Singh’s smartphone suggests how the next billion might determine a new set of winners and losers in tech.

Mr. Singh, 36, balances suitcases on his head in New Delhi, earning less than $8 a day as a porter in one of India’s biggest railway stations. He isn’t comfortable reading or using a keyboard. That doesn’t stop him from checking train schedules, messaging family and downloading movies.

“We don’t know anything about emails or even how to send one,” said Mr. Singh, who went online only in the past year. “But we are enjoying the internet to the...

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07:13
Detailed vector maps for your Apple Watch, no iPhone...

WorkOutDoors is a workout app that allows you to load detailed, localized vector maps onto your Apple Watch for offline use. This means you can go for a run, have detailed maps on your watch, and leave your iPhone behind. Or work out in a facility without cell/wifi service, again leaving your iPhone behind. Or go hiking in a remote location without cell service. You get the idea.

There are other solutions to this problem, but I found this one fascinating. Here’s the web site, and here’s the link to WorkOutDoors in the App Store.

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07:00
The 8 big unknowns with Disney’s streaming service...

Standalone ESPN and Disney streaming services are a “strategic shift," but the details and implications are murky.

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06:59
Chinese app developers accuse Apple of ‘monopolistic...

Twenty-eight Chinese app developers have reported Apple to the country’s antitrust regulators accusing the tech giant of monopolistic behavior, reports the Wall Street Journal.

The complaint says Apple charges excessive fees for in-app purchases, notes the WSJ. It also alleges Apple doesn’t give details on why apps are removed and puts local developers at a disadvantage by not responding to queries in Chinese.

A formal complaint has been filed with both the National Development and Reform Commission and the State Administration for Industry & Commerce.Apple told the WSJ that its guidelines are enforced equally in all countries, and that developers are free to request a review if they disagree with a decision.

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06:54
Apple updates their 'Apple App Store'...

This has definitely been the year that Apple legal decided to update a series of new and standing trademarks with classes that would include new categories and examples of specific products related to glasses, headsets, televisions and home theaters. Thus far this year there have been four such updates and today marks the fifth covering smartglasses under the 'Apple App Store' trademark update.

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06:52
News: IKEA Tradfri lineup gets HomeKit support via...

As promised earlier this year, IKEA has quietly release firmware updates adding HomeKit support to its TRÅDFRI smart lighting product lineup. IKEA’s TRÅDFRI lineup is comprised of a wide range of inexpensive smart bulbs that associate with a residential gateway for use with a physical remote control or companion IOS app. With individual bulbs selling for as low as $12 and the bridge priced at $30, IKEA’s system is now one of the most…

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06:50
Uber adds in-app driver-rider chat facility for...

Uber is rolling out an app update that introduces a new chat feature, allowing riders and drivers to send messages to each other from within the app. Previously, communicating with the driver required a phone call or text message …

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06:41
Chinese developers file antitrust complaint against...




Citing monopolistic behavior in how it reviews, posts, and removes apps from the App Stores, a cadre of 28 Chinese developers have filed a complaint against Apple, alleging antitrust violations.

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06:32
Canalys: Apple falls to third place in Q2 2017...

The total worldwide wearable band market grew 8% year on year in the second quarter (Q2) 2017, led by China’s Xiaomi with shipments of 3.5 million units, closely followed by Fitbit, which shipped 3.3 million units, a 34% year-on-year decline, according to Canalys

The top two vendors overtook Apple, which only sells smartwatches, notes the research group.However, the tech giant still dominates the smartwatch specific market.

When it comes to the entire wearables market, Apple fell to third place with 2.7 million Apple Watch shipments. Xiaomi and Fitbit, which predominantly sell fitness bands, benefited from stronger sell-through in the quarter, with Xiaomi expanding availability in new markets.

However,  Canalys predicts that the smartwatch market will receive a boost in the second half of 2017, driven by cellular-enabled smartwatches, which are forecast to ship 12 million units by the end of the year. With...

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06:27
iPhone 8 can make Apple world’s first trillion...

Economic Times:

Riding on the ‘better-than-expected iPad and iPhone sales’, the upcoming flagship device iPhone 8 could make the Cupertino-based giant the first company to reach and sustain a $1 trillion market cap, analysts have predicted.

And:

Daryanani said that Apple’s share price would have to rise from its current level (about $160) to about $192 to $195, depending on the rate of the company’s stock buybacks, to reach the $1 trillion value.

Astonishing rise from the ashes for Apple. I remember, long ago, considering an investment in Apple stock at $12 a share (long before the 7-for-1 split, about $1.71 a share adjusted for today’s pricing).

This was in the worst of Apple doldrums, before Steve came back. The smart folks I spoke with explained to me that, at the time, Apple had enough assets to pay more than that $12 per share if they sold everything they had, including real estate, desks, inventory, everything.

That was the thinking...

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06:18
Chinese app developers file antitrust complaint...

Wall Street Journal:

A group of 28 Chinese app developers filed a complaint against Apple Inc. alleging antitrust violations over the company’s App Store.

The complaint accuses Apple of engaging in monopolistic behavior by removing apps from the App Store without detailed explanation and charging excessive fees for in-app purchases. The complaint also alleges Apple doesn’t give details on why apps are removed and puts local developers at a disadvantage by not responding to queries in Chinese.

And:

In a statement, Apple said that “most submissions in China are reviewed and approved to be on the store within 48 hours, or less.” It added that its App Store guidelines apply equally to all developers in every country and that if an app is rejected or removed, developers may request a review to restore the app in a timely manner.

The timing correlates with the mass removal of VPN apps from the App Store. A rock and a hard place, that.

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06:17
File Manager for macOS introduces double click...

B-Eng (http://www.b-eng.ch) has announced File Manager Pro 1.2, an update to the dual panel file manager for macOS.

It’s a file managing tool with a dual panel layout that allows control and overview when handling and managing files and folders. File Manager Pro facilitates tasks like copy/move/delete files and folders, as well as compressing/decompressing files, synching directories and even visual, interactive overview of drives and directories. Version 1.2 introduces additional double click functions for many tasks, making navigation quicker.

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06:12
Possibility of 4TB SSDs in future MacBook Pro...

The latest MacBook Pro machines offer up to 2TB SSDs, with an iFixit teardown revealing that this is achieved by using two 1TB Samsung V-NAND boards …

Samsung has now announced that it’s managed to double the capacity of these in a version to be available in 2018.

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth...

In today’s iLounge Deal, you can get the FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds for only $29.95 — that’s 75% off the regular price. Designed to be sweat and water resistant, these earbuds automatically pair to your iPhone when pulled apart so there are no complicated setup procedures, and provide a smooth fit and unrivalled sound quality in their size. The built-in rechargeable battery gives you up to 10 hours of playtime, and you…

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05:52
Apple files for a patent involving a ‘virtual...

Improving audio is obviously on the collective mind at Apple. Following the granting of a patent that hints at iMacs and Thunderbolt Displays with surround sound, the tech giant has filed for a patent (number 20170230772) regarding a method for “creating a virtual acoustic system with an undistorted acoustic center.”

Apple says the invention could involve such audio sources as a desktop computer, a laptop computer, a tablet computer, a home theater receiver, a television, a set-top box, a personal video player, a DVD player, a Blu-ray player, a gaming system, and/or a mobile device (e.g., a smartphone). 

In the patent filing, Apple notes that a single loudspeaker may create sound at both ears of a listener. For example, a loudspeaker on the left side of a listener will still generate some sound at the right ear of the...

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05:39
EENA calls on Apple to implement AML in iOS

The European Emergency Number Association (EENA), the organization behind Advanced Mobile Location (AML), has released a statement asking Apple to to enable the feature iniOS. 

AML is a caller location technique in case of an emergency. It was developed in the United Kingdom by British Telecom, EE Limited, and HTC as a solution to problematic caller location in emergencies. 

When a person in distress calls the emergency services with a smartphone where AML is enabled, the telephone automatically activates its location service to establish its position and sends this information to the emergency services via an SMS. The services uses either GNSS or Wi-Fi, depending on which one is better at the given moment. 

The EENA says that, for months, it’s tried to establish contact with the tech giant to work on a solution that automatically provides accurate location derived from iPhones to...

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05:37
Apple HomeKit added to Ikea Tradfri smart bulb line...




Ikea has quietly added HomeKit support to its inexpensive Tradfri line of smart bulbs, necessitating a firmware update to the system's bridge to enable.

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05:33
Chinese app developers reported Apple to antitrust...

Apple has been reported to Chinese antitrust regulators by a group of 28 app developers, accusing it of monopolistic behavior.

The WSJ reports that the developers make three specific complaints …

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05:13
iPhone 8 Virtual Home Button Can Likely Resize and...

Yesterday, HomePod firmware revealed that the iPhone 8's facial recognition software will seemingly support Apple Pay, multiple facial profiles, and third-party apps. Now, as the uncovering of Apple secrets within HomePod firmware continues apace, developer Steven Troughton-Smith has revealed details on Twitter about the iPhone 8's virtual home button, stating that it "resizes" as needed to fit certain tasks on the smartphone.

Specifically, Troughton-Smith described a "periphery" area of the system user interface that expands/minimizes and shows/hides the iPhone 8's virtual home button as it's needed. There will be tab bars that extend under this periphery area, and no evidence was discovered of an ability for this part of...

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05:02
IKEA adds HomeKit to existing smart bulbs with...

IKEA announced earlier in the year that HomeKit integration was on the way for its smart bulb range by the ‘fall’. Slightly earlier than expected, the company pushed a software update to its WIRELESS hub today that enables HomeKit for its Tradfri lighting range.

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04:58
HomePod firmware provides detailed look at iPhone 8...

The HomePod firmware accidentally made public by Apple, which replicates code apparently intended for the iPhone 8, is proving a goldmine of information. Just yesterday, we learned that it is likely to support ultra-slow-mo video capture of 240fps at 1080p (compared to 720p for the iPhone 7) and more.

Today, Steve Troughton-Smith has been digging into the code for a virtual Home button …

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04:50
Apple Invents a Virtual Acoustic Stereo System that...

Apple's audio team has been busy lately with several patents surfacing. Patently Apple posted a report over the weekend about an advanced multi-speaker audio system designed for TV and live-streaming and yesterday we posted a report titled "Apple Granted a Patent for an Audio System that Reproduces a Stabilized 'Phantom Center' Audio Channel" A report that we covered in July described spatial awareness associated with Apple's new HomePod. Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to a system and method for generating a virtual acoustic stereo system that creates ...

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04:46
Stacks 3.5.0 - 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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04:37
T-Mobile Offers Discounted Cellular Plans to Those...

T-Mobile is offering steep discounts for customers aged 55 and older, hitting AT&T and Verizon in one of their firmest strongholds.

 

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04:31
Report: tech companies impeding stronger electronic...

Tech companies are standing in the way of stronger green electronics standards in the US, according to a new report by Repair.org. It finds that device manufacturers have systematically blocked attempts to promote longer-lasting devices.
Green electronics standards help people identify sustainable products and reward manufacturers that incorporate green designs.

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04:31
Report: tech companies impeding stronger electronic...

Tech companies are standing in the way of stronger green electronics standards in the US, according to a new report by Repair.org. It finds that device manufacturers have systematically blocked attempts to promote longer-lasting devices.
Green electronics standards help people identify sustainable products and reward manufacturers that incorporate green designs.

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04:30
Tablet market decline slows in the second quarter

The downward spiral of the tablet market continued during the second quarter of 2017 (2Q17), according to preliminary data from the IDC research group (www.idc.com). Despite notable product launches like the new lower priced iPad and products from other top-tier vendors, worldwide shipments for tablets declined 3.4% year over year in 2Q17, reaching 37.9 million.

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04:30
Wicked Brainstorm lets you brainstorm up a storm in...

Between online work, church work and family activities (I have lots of siblings, nieces and nephews), it’s nice to be able to brainstorm with folks. However, that’s not practical using Messages on my iPhone or iPad.

Well, it wasn’t practical. Now it is thanks to Wicked Brainstorm. Before using the app, my brainstorming buddies saw all our ideas mixed in with every other text message. With Wicked Brainstorm, those ideas are gathered together, yet still kept within Messages. 

For example, my siblings and I brainstormed to plan a family trip to a water park. When you’re done, you can turn the brainstormed list into a checklist and even vote as a group on the best ideas.

Conveniently, you don't need any special accounts or passwords. Users within a text conversation just add their ideas to the list whenever an idea comes to mind. The ideas appear...

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04:24
Noble Master Games releases Demise of Nations 1.0.37...

Noble Master Games has released Demise of Nations 1.0.37, a “simultaneously executed turn-based grand strategy wargame" for the Mac. 



The game covers the rise of Rome till the fall of modern civilization. Featuring over 50 unique troop types, Demise of Nations is described a mix between Civilization and Unity of Command featuring deep game-play including diplomacy, research, building, trading and resource management. The game also includes modding support with an integrated map editor.

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04:06
Emergency services organizations call for Apple to...

Emergency services organizations around the world are calling on Apple to implement a location feature which they say would save thousands of lives.

Advanced Mobile Location (AML) is a capability built into carrier networks which can automatically identify the exact position of someone making a emergency call with pin-point accuracy. Google added support for it in Android last year, but Apple has so far not responded to requests to implement it in iOS …

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04:00
Report: tech companies impeding stronger electronic...

Tech companies are standing in the way of stronger green electronics standards in the U.S., according to a new report by Repair.org. It finds that device manufacturers have systematically blocked attempts to promote longer-lasting devices.

Green electronics standards help people identify sustainable products and reward manufacturers that incorporate green designs. New products are scored against environmental performance criteria and are included on the EPEAT registry with a bronze, silver or gold designation. Eco-minded buyers—including the U.S. government—rely on the EPEAT registry to guide billions of dollars in purchasing.

But manufacturers have been watering down the standards, according to the analysis commissioned by Repair.org, a “right to repair” organization. The standards are supposed to be written by a balanced group of volunteer stakeholders, including representatives from...

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03:36
Andy Rubin's Essential Phone to debut this fall...

On May 30, Patently Apple posted a report titled "Andy Rubin's 'Phone' was Unveiled today and he'll be talking about it Tonight with Mossberg at the Code Conference." Today Reuters reports that Essential Products will be sold at Best Buy and Amazon this fall with Carriers Sprint in the U.S. and Telus in Canada.

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Aug. 10, 2017

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

iOS Apps/Updates

Keybol Games has debuted Overtake King 1.0. In the free game, your goal is to claim the road as the “Overtake King” by passing as many vehicles as you can. The game has a set of unlockable bikes and more.

Banshee Apps has introduces Can you Stump the Trump? In the free app, you test your wits against President Donald Trump and have access to a collection of his best memes and sound bytes.

Le Chick Productions has introduced ShoppingMate 1.0. The...

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03:30
The iPod’s successor is the Apple Watch

When Apple announced the tiny sixth-generation iPod nano in 2010, Steve Jobs joked that some people at Apple had suggested you could wear it as a watch—and some people tried. That particular iPod model is long gone, and now the iPod nano has been discontinued entirely.

But the spirit of the iPod nano lives on, and it turns out that that instinct from 2010 wasn’t that far off. Apple might not make a classic iPod anymore, but the product that most resembles it in Apple’s 2017 line-up is the Apple Watch.

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02:58
Facebook Introduces 'Watch' a new TV-Like...

Last night Facebook introduced 'Watch' its video offering, creating a new, TV-like rival to YouTube and dabbling in original content in a bid to get people to spend even more time on the social network.

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02:24
Samsung Gear VR users will Experience Coldplay'...

It's being reported today that Samsung has confirmed that it will live-stream a concert of British rock band Coldplay slated for later this month through its virtual-reality device, the Gear VR. It's a concept Apple was granted a patent for back in 2008 and could be one of the applications that Apple is planning for in the future for their headset.

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02:00
New hints surface from leaked HomePod firmware, hunt...

As it’s being studied, the leaked HomePod firmware continues to be a treasure trove of upcoming Apple features for the upcoming iPhone.

In addition to recent findings, iOS developer Guilherme Rambo has uncovered even more strings hidden inside of Apple’s HomePod firmware, which could possibly point to new features in upcoming iPhone hardware.

The strings highlight the presence of a camera capable of supporting 240 frames per second video capture at a 1080p resolution. The current iPhone 7 is also able to capture video at 240 fps, but it’s limited to just 720p resolution. 240 fps video capture results in smoother slow motion video, and having that video at full HD resolution would make for a significant increase in quality.

Rambo also dug up strings that suggested support for multiple biometric options. While it’s unknown as to whether this means the next-gen iPhone will support Face ID, Touch ID or some other form of authentication is unknown.

Finally...

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02:00
Rumor: Apple places order in excess of $200 million...

Apple has apparently placed over $200 million in bookings with supplier Lumentum for the rest of the 2017 calendar year. The components are apparently related to vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSEL) and are believed to be aimed at Apple’s advanced 3D sensing camera on the iPhone 8. The bookings represent a noticeable increase in revenue for the supplier, in comparison to a reported $5 million in 3D sensing revenue during its last fiscal quarter.

As a result, LoupVentures analyst Gene Munster has stated that he believes the September launch of the iPhone 8 will see a notable increase in the number of iPhones equipped with 3D sensors supporting augmented reality features. Lumentum is believed to be one of around three companies supplying Apple with VCSEL components, as well as Finisar.

Munster offered the following comments:

It’s predicted that most of Lumentum’s $200 million VCSEL order, “if not the entire order,” will be for Apple, leading to...

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Wednesday August 9

23:29
Google and Blizzard invite you to train AI with...

Google, apparently tired of trouncing human players at Go with its DeepMind AI, set its computer intelligence up with Blizzard's video game Starcraft II last fall. It seems that was more than a stunt: Today, Google announced it has built a whole rese...

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22:31
Kids can learn to code Xbox and PC games at...

There are a ton of initiatives to help kids (and adults) learn to code these days. Google has lessons for teens to code animates scenes starring Wonder Woman, Apple has the kid-friendly Swift Playgrounds and a partnership with Tynker, and even Facebo...

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21:46
Ron Gilbert's 'Thimbleweed Park'...

Ron Gilbert has had his fingers in quite a few adventure games over the years, including Lucas Arts' Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion, along with Hothead Games' Penny Arcade Adventures, Death Spank, and Dobule Fine Productions' The Cave. He also spen...

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21:29
Code suggests 'iPhone 8' virtual home...




A deep dive into recently released HomePod firmware reveals a few bits of information regarding the operation of Apple's "iPhone 8" virtual home button, specifically in relation to app and user interactions.

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21:06
Samsung's high-capacity V-NAND memory is...

Just over four years since it unveiled the first 3D vertical NAND memory, Samsung has developed its first 1 terabit (Tb) V-NAND chip. The flash memory technology, used in devices ranging from smartphones to digital cameras, will launch next year. As...

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20:59
Dropbox 32.4.21 - 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.



Version 32.4.21:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated



  • OS X 10.6 or later



Download Now]]>

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20:59
Cocktail 10.4.2 - General maintenance and...

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for macOS that lets you clean, repair and optimize your Mac. It is a powerful digital toolset that helps hundreds of thousands of Mac users around the world get the most out of their computers every day.

The application serves up a perfect mix of maintenance tools and tweaks, all accessible through a clean and easy to use interface. Cocktail's features are arranged into five categories that helps you manage various aspects of your computer. It also comes with an automatic Pilot-mode that allows you to simply press a button and relax, knowing that Cocktail will take care of the rest.



Version 10.4.2:

  • Addresses an issue in which Cocktail may fail to restart or shut down computer after performing essential system maintenance
  • Fixed compatibility issues with upcoming Cocktail (High Sierra Edition)
  • Addresses an issue in which Cocktail may disable Switch Control
  • ...
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20:59
File Juicer 4.61 - $18.00

File Juicer is a drag-and-drop can opener and data archaeologist. Its specialty is to find and extract images, video, audio, or text from files which are hard to open in other ways. In computer forensics this is called carving.

It finds and extracts: JPEG, JP2, PNG, GIF, PDF, BMP, WMF, EMF, PICT, TIFF, Flash, ZIP, HTML, WAV, AVI, MOV, MP4, MPG, MP3, AIFF, AU, WMV, or text from files which contain data in those formats.

Lossless extraction... File Juicer does't convert the images/sounds/videos it finds, but saves them unchanged in their original format if possible. (See the manual for details.) This is useful:

  • if you want to extract the images/sounds/videos from a PDF or Word document;
  • if you have old files you can no longer open with current applications;
  • if you receive emails with attachments you can not open;
  • if you have corrupt files or databases;
  • if you have damaged or accidentally erased flash...
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19:54
Videos of 'iPhone 8' and 'iPhone 7s...




It appears the latest batch of dummy "iPhone 8" and "iPhone 7s" series phones have made their way out of China, as a pair of videos on Wednesday offer hands-on looks at what appears to be identical device mockups.

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19:19
Killer Deal: Apple's high-end 15" MacBook...




While supplies last, B&H Photo is offering AI readers an exclusive discount on Apple's Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro with a 2.7GHz processor, 512GB of storage and Radeon 455 graphics. Now $2,099 ($700 off), shoppers will also receive a free pair of JBL Bluetooth headphones valued at $79.95. Plus, enjoy free expedited shipping and no tax outside NY and NJ.

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18:32
Facebook unveils 'Watch' platform with...




Social networking giant Facebook on Wednesday announced its first step into digital video with the forthcoming launch of Watch, a new cross-platform service that provides users access to live and recorded episodic content.

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18:27
Yet another video claims to offer a look at the...

Yet another video has emerged this evening claiming to offer a brief look at the upcoming iPhone 8. Whereas much of the attention has been on the new copper model recently, this video showcases the all black variant, albeit very briefly.

more…

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17:32
PS4 Pro owners get 60FPS Twitch streaming in next...

Sony has been hinting at a big version 5.0 firmware update for the PlayStation 4, but... what does it entail, exactly? Eurogamer has an idea. The site has obtained release notes that hint at at least a few tangible upgrades. To start, PS4 Pro owne...

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17:12
Watch: AirPlay 2 delivers speaker integration with...




When iOS 11 launches this fall, Apple will roll out a revamped version of its AirPlay protocol featuring speaker support for HomeKit, multi-room audio, shared up-next playlists, Siri integration and more.

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17:02
Apple ceases code signing for iOS 10.3.2 after iOS...




Following the release of iOS 10.3.3 last month, Apple on Wednesday stopped signing code for iOS 10.3.2, effectively blocking users from downloading and installing older, potentially unsecure operating system.

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