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Monday September 19

15:18
Apple Preparing Fix for Glitch Causing Lightning...

Apple is working on a fix for an issue that can cause the new Lightning EarPods designed for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to stop working properly, the company said in a statement given to Business Insider.

When using the EarPods, there's an occasional bug that can cause the remote portion of the accessory to become unresponsive. While audio will continue to play, the remote does not work, so there's no way to control the volume, access Siri, or answer a phone call.

The glitch doesn't happen every time. It's seemingly intermittent and random. (I thought I was going crazy until I saw some people with similar issues complaining on Twitter.) If you experience the problem, you can just unplug your EarPods and plug them in again to temporarily fix...

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15:18
Apple pledges commitment to 100% renewable energy...

As its efforts to switch to renewable continue, Apple today announced that it is joining the global renewable energy initiative RE100. In joining the program, Apple will continue to work on its commitment of powering its worldwide operations with 100 percent renewable. As part of the process, Apple will work with its manufacturing supply chain to push clean energy usage in that area, as well.

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15:15
Here's our first look at Panasonic's video...

Panasonic held it's Photokina 2016 press conference today and finally spilled the beans on the 4K GH5, the successor to its popular GH4. The big news was 10-bit 4K capture at up to 60 fps, and even up to 6K -- but only for short photo bursts. We also...

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15:11
Apple's iOS 10 on one-third of compatible...

After only six days of availability, Apple's latest mobile operating system iteration, iOS 10, is already on one-third of Apple devices tracked by analytics firm Mixpanel.

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15:08
NASA’s Marshall Smith Sets Course for MacTech...

MacTech Conference 2016 is reaching for the stars—or at least Marshall Smith, the keynote speaker, is. Mr. Smith is NASA’s Director of Cross-Program Systems Integration and Chief Engineer for Exploration Systems Development, as part of Human Explorations and Operations Mission Directorate. That’s all government-speak for saying he’s the guy who coordinates engineering United States manned space flight efforts across the agency’s many employees, contractors, and locations. He’ll be talking about his insights on cross-culture and cross-organization collaboration from his perspective as one of NASA’s top men. MacTech Conference 2016 runs from November 16th through November 18th in Los Angeles and is one of the go-to events from Apple consultants, IT pros, and enterprise pros. Early bird registration is still open, so you can save US$400 off the event—plus an extra $200 using TMO’s special discount—if you sign up now...

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15:06
The Complete Guide to a Clean Install of macOS Sierra

Apple’s macOS Sierra launches on September 20th. Last year. John wrote a detailed article on how to do a clean install of OS X El Capitan. That is, if one were highly motivated to do an awful lot of work. The article applies equally to a clean install of macOS Sierra this year. If John couldn’t talk you out of it and a clean install is what you really want to do with Sierra, here’s a link to his 2015 tutorial so you can make a decision.


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15:02
Apple Joins Global Renewable Energy Initiative RE100

Apple's vice president of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson today announced that Apple has joined global renewable energy initiative RE100, a campaign that's dedicated to getting the world's most influential companies committed to 100 percent renewable power.

Jackson shared the news at Climate Week in New York City, where she also shared some details on Apple's recent environmental progress. In 2015, 93 percent of Apple's worldwide operations were powered with renewable energy, and in the U.S., China, and 21 other countries, Apple uses renewable energy for 100 percent of its operations.

According to Jackson, Apple just completed work on its 50-megawatt solar farm in Arizona, which will power Apple's global data command center in Mesa, Arizona, the ...

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14:49
Apple says a fix is coming for Lightning headphones...

The switch to Lightning headphones has been a headache for some, but Apple says that a fix is coming for a bug that’s plaguing some users. A variety of complaints have surfaced on Twitter that say the volume controls on Lightning EarPods become nonfunctional after a short amount of time…

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14:40
Twitter stops counting photos, GIFs, polls, and...

Longer tweets are finally here.

On Monday, Twitter began letting its users post photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and quotes of other tweets without counting against the 140-character limit. Now that these media attachments won’t reduce the character count, users can compose longer tweets. Twitter announced this change back in May, but the company did not set a date for when it would actually be rolling it out to users. 

Say more about what’s happening! Rolling out now: photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and Quote Tweets no longer count toward your 140 characters. pic.twitter.com/I9pUC0NdZC

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14:28
iOS 10 Adoption Growing Steadily, Now Installed on...

iOS 10 has now been available for just under a week, and its adoption rate has been growing at a steady pace over the course of the last few days. According to data gathered by Mixpanel, iOS 10 is now installed on nearly 34 percent of devices.

iOS 9 is still the most popular operating system, installed on 62 percent of devices, while just under 5 percent of devices continue to use iOS 8 or older.

24 hours after iOS 10 was released, it was installed on 14.45 percent of devices, slightly outpacing iOS 9 adoption rates in the year prior. iOS 10 includes many appealing features that encouraged people to upgrade immediately, like a revamped Messages app with stickers and a full App Store, a Siri API for developers...

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14:27
TMO Background Mode: Interview with MyMac Founder...

Tim Robertson is the founder and publisher of MyMac. He’s one of the pioneers in our business. Tim tells the story about how, in 1995, he was more or less a jock, but realized that his daughter was going to need to know about computers. After some research, he bought an Apple Performa 410. Learning how to use this computer, and wanting to be a writer, launched Tim into a lifelong love affair with Apple and publishing. Like many, he started writing about what he learned. But at that time, one had to create digital publications with Doc Maker, downloadable from a BBS. Soon thereafter, he was on the internet with the now legendary Mymac.com and a team of contributors. Come listen as we chat about the remarkable evolution of Tim’s publishing career.


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14:25
iOS 10: How to Set up Spam Call Blocking on Your...

iOS 10 lets you block spam calls, but it isn’t as simple as flipping a virtual switch. You’ll need an app, like the free WhoCalls, to get started. Follow along with The Mac Observer’s video tip to learn how to get your iPhone set up.


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14:22
Steam Blows Off Aggrieved Indie Dev


Independent video game developer Digital Homicide Studios on Monday posted a response to its ban from Valve Corporation's digital distribution platform Steam. Valve banned the development studio this weekend, after Digital Homicide reportedly initiated legal action against 100 users who had posted negative reviews of its games. Digital Homicide resorted to lawsuits after Steam failed to resolve abuse issues that had arisen concerning those users of the Steam community, according to the Digital Homicide post.

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14:20
Google's next phones may be much more expensive

For years, Google's reference Android smartphones have been relative bargains. Even the $649 Nexus 6 was a steal considering its then cutting-edge screen. You might have to get used to shelling out much more going forward, though. A reportedly trustw...

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13:59
Notable apps and app updates for Sept. 19, 2016

iOS Apps/Updates

Chomp Chomp Apps has introduced Square Borne Farm 1.0. It’s a physics puzzle adventure in which players choose from a variety of cute characters to play through over 100 levels. Players can compete with their friends through leaderboards and achievements. Square Borne Farm is free, but does tout in-app purchases.

EMH Enterprises has launched Text Maid 1.0. The $3.99 app lets users schedule customized texts. They can be scheduled minutes, months or years ahead; it's possible to send re-occurring texts as well.

Haypi has debuted Mush War 1.0. In the free tower defense game, the mushroom prince has started his adventure to find the legendary Castle of...

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13:57
SmartBackup is ready for macOS Sierra

Solesignal has revved SmartBackup, their backup and cloning utility for OS X, to version 4.0. The new version features a new next generation sync engine that’s multi-thread capable.

It also includes many other new technologies that make it significantly faster than other similar tools, especially when using SSD/Flash based storage, according to the folks at Solesignal. On modern storage it is twice as fast creating a bootable clone of macOS. SmartBackup 4 now also includes built-in scheduling and is ready for macOS 10.12 Sierra, they add.

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13:55
'Cards Against Humanity' re-opens STEM...

Last year, the wildly popular potty-mouthed card game Cards Against Humanity channeled the profits from its $10 Science Pack into a full-ride college scholarship for women studying science, technology, engineering or math. With Science Pack sales sti...

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13:54
Are smartphones threatening the camera industry?

As a photographer, I’m excited about what the iPhone 7 brings if only because it will push other manufacturers to do more with less. Of course, there may (will?) be a tipping point where the market is unsustainable for the Nikons and Canons of the world. I hope that day never comes though.

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13:36
Samsung shows how to identify safe Galaxy Note 7...

Samsung has already hinted that there will be easy ways to determine whether or not the Galaxy Note 7 you have in your hand has a safe battery, but it's not leaving anything to chance. The company has posted a guide that shows you exactly what to lo...

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13:31
iDevices Smart Home Essentials Kit bundles tech...

iDevices has grown its HomeKit-compatible home automation line with a kit comprising three light bulb adapters, seven electrical plugs, and added concierge service for priority support access.

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13:29
[Sponsor] iFixit’s Pro Tech Toolkit

The moment Apple releases a new product, we get to work taking it apart. Last year, the Apple Watch gave us a unique challenge: a new tri-point screw smaller than any we’d seen before. We got it open by improvising with a diamond file.

Then we took precise measurements and created a new CNC-machined tool. Good thing, because the iPhone 7 uses the same screw.

The iPhone design team is completely outclassing Samsung on repairability, but you’re going to need some new tools.

The Pro Tech Toolkit is the best electronics repair set we’ve ever made. Coupon code “courage” knocks $5 off.

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13:25
Nikon takes aim at GoPro with new KeyMission line of...

Nikon announced its first three action cameras on Monday ahead of this week's Photokina expo in Germany, looking to claim share of a field largely dominated by GoPro.

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13:20
Explaining Sierra’s Optimized Storage

Many of the new Optimized Storage features in macOS Sierra will be appreciated by those whose drives are nearly full, but a few of the options have potentially worrying repercussions so we recommend reading this article and making sure you understand what can happen with your data before you turn on all the options. Adam Engst takes a deep dive into Optimized Storage to explain both the features and the concerns.

 

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13:20
Uber plans Detroit facility so it can collaborate...

Following last week's self-driving car news, Uber is preparing to open a new facility in Detroit. The ride-sharing company revealed a fleet of autonomous Ford Fusions a few days ago that are already taking passengers around Pittsburgh. Today, vice pr...

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13:18
DisplayMate publishes full review of iPhone 7,...

Every so often, Dr. Raymond Soneira tests a new display and/or camera system.

The man goes thoroughly bananas with his tests.

And this time he focused on the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus displays and cameras, especially compares to the iPhone 6 and 6s cameras and displays.

His new review points out the following:

• The iPhone 7 has Two Standard Color Gamuts, the new DCI-P3 Wide Color Gamut that is used in 4K UHD TVs and Digital Cinema, and also the traditional smaller sRGB / Rec.709 Color Gamut that is used for producing most existing consumer content for digital cameras, TVs, the internet, and computers, including photos, videos, and movies. What’s more, on the iPhone 7 both Color Gamuts have been implemented with...

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13:04
A first look at GoPro's foldable Karma drone

It finally happened. After months of teasing its first drone, GoPro today revealed the Karma. As we mentioned earlier, the quadcopter features a sleek and compact design, with foldable blades that'll make it easy to fit into a backpack. We had the ch...

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12:54
Facebook snags modular gadget startup Nascent...

Google's Project Ara was highly anticipated by consumers excited to upgrade their modular devices over time, but that dream died when the tech giant pulled the plug on the endeavor three weeks ago. Seems like Facebook isn't done with mix-and-match ga...

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12:49
Review: Apple Watch Series 2 improves speed and...

Apple Watch Series 2 hit stores on Friday and I’ve spent the weekend testing its new features. From outdoor cycling and swimming in the ocean to comparing it to the first-generation Apple Watch, I had my own list of questions I wanted answered and I’m mostly happy with my experience.

I used the first-generation Apple Watch every single day since April 2015 and reviewed it in May 2015 after a couple of weeks. For me, the original Apple Watch was a tremendous improvement over my Pebble and basic digital watch with features like Siri, iMessage and Apple Pay plus a design that was good enough to continue with Series 2. A year in, I fully realized how effective Apple Watch can be as a fitness tracker which is where much of the focus on Series 2 exists.

Apple Watch Series 2 is similar enough...

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12:45
Preparing your Mac for macOS Sierra

Tomorrow's another big day for Apple fans. On Tuesday, September 20 at around 10 AM PT, we should see the release of macOS Sierra to the general public. In advance of the next Mac operating system, Apple World Today wants to make sure that your Mac is ready to roll. Here are things you can do to make sure you're ready:

1) Make sure that your Mac can be updated to macOS Sierra

OK, I know this one sounds stupid, but you wouldn't believe how many people with Macs that can't run the newest OS get upset when the update doesn't show up for them. Just about any Mac from late 2009 on can be updated, although not all functions may be available:

  • MacBook (Late 2009 or newer) 
  • MacBook Pro (Mid 2010 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2010 or newer)
  • Mac mini (Mid 2010 or newer)
  • iMac (Late 2009 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (Mid 2010 or newer)

2) Back everything up today and consider making a bootable...

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12:20
Fence-climbing robot could be priced within your...

Four-legged, go-anywhere robots aren't really affordable... not unless you're willing to spend as much as you would on a used car, anyway. Ghost Robotics, however, thinks it can do better. It's working on the Ghost Minitaur, a dog-sized quadruped bot...

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11:55
News: DisplayMate says iPhone 7 has the ‘best...

A new report by DisplayMate compares the display used in the new iPhone 7 with the one found in the iPhone 6, assessing a number of factors such as color accuracy, color gamuts, viewing angles, contrast ratios, performance in different lighting conditions, and display calibration and picture quality. From the comparison, DisplayMate concludes that the iPhone 7 is a “Truly Impressive Top Performing Display” and that it’s “by…

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11:50
iPhone 7 Plus Makes Hissing Sound Under Load, Some...

Several commendable users are complaining that their iPhone 7 Plus handsets are making a "hissing" noise especially when they do some heavy weight work. Some users note that this issue extends to the iPhone 7 as well. BusinessInsider reports:Stephen Hackett, cofounder of podcast network Relay FM, tweeted that his iPhone 7 Plus "makes terrible noises when under load," and shared an audio clip of the noise. TechCrunch writer (and former Apple employee) Darrell Etherington responded that his "brand new, just-unboxed [device is] doing the same thing right now." It sounds like the problem isn't affecting all devices, and it's not immediately clear what's behind it. Hackett said on Twitter that Apple will be replacing his device with a new one, which suggests it's a defect rather than just an unexpected quirk of the new smartphone's design. There's some speculation out there as to what's causing it - but nothing concrete yet. Engadget's Jon Fingas suggests it could be "coil whine," a...

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11:48
∞ Ken Block’s Gymkhana Nine “Raw Industrial...

I love these Ken Block videos. I can’t imagine being able to drive this well.

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11:48
Samsung’s battery crisis

Samsung execs on hearing there would be no major design of the iPhone 7:

So the top brass at Samsung Electronics Co., including phone chief D.J. Koh, decided to accelerate the launch of a new phone they were confident would dazzle consumers and capitalize on the opportunity, according to people familiar with the matter. They pushed suppliers to meet tighter deadlines, despite loads of new features, another person with direct knowledge said.

Safe to say that it didn’t work out so good for them. Still it’s hard to tell if the battery problem would have been caught even without the tighter deadlines.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:36
Mobility is Driving Computational Evolution of Apple...

The computational demands placed on a mobile device, like an iPhone, are staggering. The iPhone 7 camera system performs 100 billion operations on each photo in 25 milliseconds. Plus, strong, fast encryption, facial recognition and fingerprint recognition, to name a few, are technologies that haven’t been paramount on the desktop or notebook. Could it be that Apple’s extreme focus on mobile computation is causing traditional products to take more of a back seat? John ponders on page 2 of Particle Debris.


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11:30
Selling your old iPhone? Go with Gazelle and benefit...

Have a new iPhone 7 or 7 Plus coming soon? If you head to Gazelle.com and get a price quote on what they'll pay you for your old iPhone (or other smartphone) before September 30, you'll have until November 18 to send the old phone in to Apple. Not only will you get Gazelle's great customer service (they ship for free in a box that is sent to you and pay quickly), but that's over a month that you can lock in the price on your old phone before your iPhone 7 arrives.

What's even better is that we're an affiliate partner of Gazelle, so every trade-in you make helps support the website. Either click the link above or the banner below to go to Gazelle's website, click on "Sell iPhone", then get a quote to get started. It's a fast, easy way to get cash for your old phone. 

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11:24
iPhone 7/7 Plus adoption rate looks similar to that...

During the first weekend of sales, the iPhone 7 grabbed 1% of the device market share, while the iPhone 7 Plus accounts for .2%. That’s about on par with the adoption rate of earlier Apple smartphone models, according to Localytics.

The research group says it’s important to note that this data doesn’t represent sales of the newest iPhone, but measures users who have received their phones and have started using apps. This year, many people decided to order online to avoid long lines which means these users will have to wait a couple weeks to get their hands on their new phone. Given that Apple is expected to sell 13 million phones this weekend, beating the first weekend of the “6S” models last year, these...

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11:15
TMO Daily Observations 2016-09-19: The iPhone 7...

to share their thoughts and first impressions on Apple’s latest smartphone. John also talks about what went right—and wrong—with his iPhone trade in at the Apple Store.


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11:11
Google Trips mobile app helps you craft the perfect...

Google today introduced Trips, a new app that lets you manage and organize everything about your vacations in one place. The app tries to solve a big pain point with international travel — Internet access — by automatically storing all your trip information offline, and it also makes suggestions during your trip based on what’s nearby to craft the perfect day plans… more…

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11:11
Stellar Data Utility Bundle for Mac: $49.99

We have a bundle for you today on four Mac utilities from Stellar: Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery, Stellar Phoenix JPEG Repair, Stellar Audio Video Converter, and Stellar Speedup. Combined, they retail for $153.97, but they’re $49.99 through our deal. You can find details on each app in the deal listing.


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11:06
Google Trips is here to tame all your unruly travel...

Any trip creates a web of details that can be difficult to sort through. Google, whose main purpose is making sense of disparate bits of information, wants to bring its organizational talents to your next vacation.

The company released Google Trips for Android and iOS on Monday. The app takes details from your Gmail and puts them into an easy-to-view package so you can easily find your itinerary, hotel reservation, and get recommendations about what to do.

Google has dabbled in this space before, offering trip summaries in Google Now and organizing such details in the Inbox mail app. This is a more direct approach that puts these features more front and center with a...

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11:05
Apple's first weekend of iPhone 7 sales roughly...

The first weekend of iPhone 7 sales seems to have been on track with past iPhone launches, despite Apple's decision not to announce official numbers, according to early analytics data.

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11:05
Olympus' OM-D E-M1 Mark II is all about speed

Olympus is working on a new version of its flagship Micro Four Thirds camera, the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, which sports a high-speed TruePic VIII Image Processor that's 3.5 times faster than previous editions. The new camera also includes a 20.4 megapixel...

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11:02
Twitter’s new, longer tweets have arrived

Twitter has a lot of major problems but removing the pain point of this (relatively) minor problem is a nice little perk.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:57
The GoPro Hero5 Black: waterproof, stabilized, voice...

This just might be the GoPro that makes me buy a GoPro.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:44
Twitter removes character limit for photos, videos...

Right on schedule, Twitter's long-anticipated announcement goes live today: photos, videos, GIFs, polls and quoted tweets will no longer count towards the 140-character limit. The company is also testing out some new changes to the way @-replies func...

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10:43
Google Photos intros smart themed movies and faster...

Google Photos already makes movies using your photos, but they don't really have that personal touch. Where's that Facebook-style ability to automatically create videos around major life events? Relax, it's here: Google is trotting out a Photos updat...

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10:33
Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus Pre-Orders Shipping Sooner...

Many customers who pre-ordered a Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus received shipping estimates ranging into October and November, but it appears Apple is working hard to overcome supply constraints and get shipments out earlier than expected.

Starting this morning, MacRumors began hearing reports from customers who originally had deliveries scheduled for a month or two out but will now be receiving their devices over the course of the next few days.

MacRumors reader Daniel was told to expect his Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus in November, but will be receiving it tomorrow, while another customer had a delivery scheduled for October 4 to 10, but will instead receive his iPhone on Wednesday. There are also multiple reports on Twitter from customers who have had similar good...

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10:16
Pacifist 3.5.10 - $20.00

Pacifist opens up .pkg installer packages, .dmg disk images, .zip, .tar. tar.gz, .tar.bz2, .pax, and .xar archives and more, and lets you extract or install individual files out of them. This is useful if you need to install just one file out of a package instead of the entire package (for example, if you deleted your Preview application and need to reinstall it, but not the whole operating system), or if you want to inspect a downloaded package to see what it will do before installing it. Pacifist can also load some archive types over HTTP, in case you want to extract just a single file from a large .zip archive without waiting for the entire archive to download. Finally, Pacifist can examine the kernel extensions installed in your system to let you see what installer installed them, and whether the installer was made by Apple or a third-party.



Version 3.5.10:

  • Support for macOS 10.12 “Sierra” and its installer
  • Minor...
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10:05
Comcast's Netflix-on-X1 beta test starts...

It seems odd to hear, but it's real: this week Netflix will start to become available on Comcast cable boxes across the country. Announced a couple of months ago, the partnership is rolling out slowly as a beta test, so interested Comcast customers w...

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10:04
GoPro unveils $799 Karma flying camera drone, plus...

Karma, the long awaited first flying camera from GoPro, was unveiled on Monday with a starting price tag of $799, including a handheld stabilized grip for capturing shots on the ground. Also announced were waterproof and cloud-connected Hero5 and Session cameras, simplified video editing software for Apple's iOS, and a keychain-sized, Lightning-connected microSD card reader.

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10:00
Google wants to help find your next book to read

It doesn't matter if you've got the biggest or best shop in the world if you can't connect people to the things that they want. It's an issue that Google is hoping to address in its electronic bookstore with the launch of Discover, a new way to show...

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10:00
Olympus' PEN E-PL8 is a stylish Micro Four...

It wasn't too long ago that Olympus introduced its PEN-F camera, and now the company is following that up with a less expensive retro-looking model. Meet the PEN E-PL8, a Micro Four Thirds shooter with a 16.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor, a new TruePicT...

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09:55
Launch iPhone 7 purchasers predominantly upgraders,...

An analyst's examination of iPhone 7 buyers at launch sees more customers looking at 128GB models versus 256GB, with the vast majority of early buyers upgraders from older iPhones rather than switchers from Android.

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09:52
RailModeller Pro for OS X rolls to version 5.2

Isle of the Kakapo (http://www.isleofthekakapo.com/) has released RailModeller Pro 5.2, an update to their model railroad and slot car layout design solution for Mac OS X.

RailModeller Pro offers design tools that enable hobbyists to design model train and slot car track layouts via drag and drop. The app includes a library catalog covering over 200 track systems in all major model scales, allowing for custom designs of almost any layout a user can visualize. Version 5.2 adds:

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09:46
News: Apple investigating claims of sexism within...

Photo: Recode Apple Human Resources Chief Denise Young Smith said the company is investigating accusations of sexism among its employees, Recode reports. In emails first reported by Mic, a female employee said her male coworkers publicly joked about rape and created a “very toxic atmosphere” that persisted despite several complaints to management. She finally escalated the issue directly to CEO Tim Cook. “Rape jokes in work chat…

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09:46
A fleet of self-driving boats will ply Amsterdam...

Amsterdam's 60 miles of canals cover about a quarter of the city and have helped its citizens get around since the 17th century. While they've matched other trials in self-driving public transportation with their own buses, they aren't ignoring their...

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09:45
Maintain serves up Cocktail 10.0 (mac OS Sierra...

Maintain has served up Cocktail 10.0 (Sierra Edition), a new edition of Cocktail for users running macOS Sierra 10.12 (due for release tomorrow).

It’s a general purpose utility for macOS that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. The new version adds compatibility with Sierra and contains miscellaneous bug fixes, improvements and enhancements as well as updated Automator actions and Help files. It also comes with an automatic Pilot mode and more.

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09:33
Review: iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Apple’s new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus follow the company’s typical naming schedule — a new numbered iPhone is followed the year after by an “s” iteration, and the 7 is indeed the next step. But it’s possible to argue that this year feels a little different. This is the third straight year Apple has maintained the same basic form factor in its smartphone — iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus actually feature the same exact…

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: $50 iTunes Gift Card $42, 13”...

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09:30
This is GoPro's $799, foldable Karma drone

We knew it was coming, but after being delayed earlier this year, GoPro has finally unveiled its Karma drone. The new quadcopter is sleek, compact and foldable, designed to fit in most any backpack. To drive home that point, CEO and Founder Nick Wood...

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09:30
GoPro's Hero5 cameras are cloud-connected and...

It's no secret that GoPro had a new flagship action camera in the works, but you never know how rumors may pan out. Today, the company officially announced the Hero5 Black, featuring a 2-inch touch display, 12-megapixel photos (including RAW support)...

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09:24
The iPhone 7's sleeper hit feature is its...

Rumor has it that next year’s iPhone will have an OLED display, but the iPhone 7’s LCD display is more impressive than anyone expected.

The iPhone 7’s screen looks exactly the same as the 6 and 6s—it’s the same size and has the same resolution. But DisplayMate’s new iPhone 7 shoot-out, which compares the new phone to the iPhone 6, turned up a bunch of neat details.

Susie Ochs

Apple’s iPhone 7.

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09:21
Display Experts Claim that the iPhone 7 LCD Display...

In a report last week we noted that Samsung, LG, HTC, and others have all reached more impressive resolution numbers than the iPhone, but none of their Quad HD flagship displays looks much better than the iPhone's. Today, a new report published by display experts state that Apple's iPhone 7 has the best LCD display ever tested.

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09:04
Three Take Control books document Sierra and iOS 10

I’m a big fan of the Take Control books. While most of us would never read manuals (even if our machines had them), some folks want to know all the ins and outs of an OS. The Take Control books will give you a wealth of knowledge.

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09:03
News: Apple investigating bug that leaves iPhone 7...

Internal documents show Apple is investigating claims that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are leaving users without cellular service after they turn off Airplane Mode, MacRumors reports. The company has told service provides to suggest a hard reboot of the phone the fix the issue, and to remove and re-insert the phone’s SIM card if that doesn’t solve the problem....

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09:02
SpamSieve 2.9.25 - Robust spam filter for major...

SpamSieve is a robust spam filter for major email clients that uses powerful Bayesian spam filtering.

SpamSieve understands what your spam looks like in order to block it all, but also learns what your legitimate messages look like to avoid confusion. SpamSieve only marks spam in your email client so you never lose any mail.



Version 2.9.25:

  • Works with Apple Mail under macOS 10.12. It’s easiest if you update to SpamSieve 2.9.25 before updating to 10.12. In any case, if you don’t see the SpamSieve commands in Apple Mail’s Message menu, be sure to choose Install Apple Mail Plug-In from the SpamSieve menu. Otherwise, with the SpamSieve plug-in not installed, Mail will move good messages to the spam mailbox without consulting SpamSieve.
  • Made various changes to improve SpamSieve’s filtering accuracy.
  • Apple Mail
    • Improved the positioning of the SpamSieve items in Apple Mail’s Message menu.
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09:00
GigJam expands support for interaction styles and...

Today’s post was written by Vijay Mital, corporate vice president, Ambient Computing and Robotics.

GigJam helps you get work done across your network by sharing just the slice of information you want, with who you need—both inside and outside your company. We’re pleased to announce that we’ve added two major capabilities to the GigJam Preview.

GigJam expands support for interaction styles and content types

First, we added the ability to share slices of images, documents and live line-of-business information with people who aren’t online at the time of sending and expire that information in 24 hours. Second, we added the ability to redact arbitrary content from images, PDFs or slides, ensuring that an object in a picture, a text block or a particular bullet doesn’t even go over to the recipient.

Imagine you need to get input from a new supplier on part of a proposal, but they are in an all-day meeting. With GigJam, just summon the proposal and...

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09:00
YouTube find: iPhone 7 laps the Samsung Galaxy Note...

OK, we've got another video for you. We know that the iPhone 7 can survive a deep dunking in the cold Columbia River better than the Samsung Galaxy S7; in this video, the iPhone 7 goes head-to-head with a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in a speed test. David Rahimi of PhoneBuff has done similar tests with older iPhones, showing how the iPhone 6s nudged out the Note 7 in terms of real-life speed opening apps and performing similar tasks. 

Spoiler alert: it's not even a contest. The iPhone 7 goes all the way through the test suite twice before the Galaxy Note 7 finished the first "lap". At least the Galaxy Note 7 didn't explode during testing...

I'd love to see a similar test with the iPhone 7 Plus -- with 3GB of RAM -- against the Note 7.

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09:00
News: YouTube videos put iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus...

While we spent all weekend reviewing the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, plenty of YouTube users went looking for the most creative way to destroy theirs. An Infohut test proved that the new devices can survive being submerged in water, soda and even hot coffee with no ill effects inside, with the tester going so far as to crack open the phone after the test to prove no liquid got inside. Another video from So Bad So Good dunked the iPhone 7 in the ocean…

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08:52
Apple Lowers iPhone Screen Replacement Costs

Apple has lowered the iPhone screen replacement cost for AppleCare+ members to just $29, after raising it to $99 a year ago.

 

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08:38
Top new Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 features...

Along with the iPhone 7, I was able to go hands-on with both new flavors of Apple Watch: The Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2.

Apple Watch Series 1 doesn’t contain much new in the way of features, but it does come with a faster processor, which makes it worth considering. Series 2 is a larger upgrade, but depending on how you use your Apple Watch, it might not be large enough to warrant an extra $100.

Whatever the case may be, both new watches are much better than the notoriously slow original Apple Watch, which Apple no longer sells. Another thing that flew the coop with this latest update is the somewhat confusing Apple Watch Sport nomenclature. Now, it’s just Apple Watch, and you can get it in either Series 1 or Series 2.

Watch our hands-on video for an explanation of the new Apple Watch and a look at several of its new features....

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08:31
Cocktail 10.0.0.10 - General maintenance and...

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X 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 10.0.0.10:

  • Added compatibility with macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes, improvements, and enhancements
  • Updated Automator actions
  • Updated help files



  • macOS 10.12 or later



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08:20
Apple looking into glitch causing iPhone 7 to lose...

Apple is reportedly investigating a problem affecting the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus that causes the devices to lose cellular access after a person turns off Airplane Mode.

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08:17
Deals: 20% off 13" MacBook Pro; 15% off $50...

Shoppers this week can pick up a 13" MacBook Pro for $1,029.99 on eBay while supplies last. Or scoop up a $50 iTunes gift card for $42.50. The Complete iOS 9 & 10 Development Bundle is also 94% off.

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08:15
YouTube find: Deep water testing of iPhone 7 and...

YouTube channel EverythingApplePro has made a wildly popular video (over 1.5 million views) showing just how waterproof the newest iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S phone are. The results are incredible, with both phones surpassing their IPX7 (iPhone 7) and IPX8 ratings. The two phones are put into a hole-riddled paint can, then lowered into the Columbia River for 5 minutes at various depths.

If you don't want to watch it all the way through, the iPhone 7 did survive at 35 feet (10m) for 5 minutes, although it had a bit of water damage. The Galaxy S7 did not survive. 

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08:03
iPhone 7’s 25% brighter display only reaches max...

I’ve noticed a lot of people talking about how the new iPhone 7 display doesn’t appear to be brighter or even as bright as previous-gen iPhones despite Apple’s claim of a 25% brighter display versus iPhone 6s. That’s actually not the case, but there’s a reason it might appear that way…  more…

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08:00
The iPhone 7 is Proving Wildly Popular, but its new...

John Gruber posted a long and thorough review of the iPhone 7 last week and the one thing that stood out was his take on the new haptics-based Home Button replacing the classic mechanical Home Button. He thought it was awful. This weekend I trotted down to my local Apple Store to check it for myself.

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08:00
Daily Deal: FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth...

Not me - I have a little more hair and less beard... 

Worried that Apple's AirPods are too expensive and easy to lose? Then take a look at the new FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds, available at 66% off the usual price -- just $39.95!

I've tried these 'buds and they sound amazing! The two earbuds have those "ear hooks" so they stay in place while running or doing yard work, and when you're not listening, they attach to each other magnetically around your neck. Pull 'em apart, and they automatically link up to your iPhone. What other features do they have?

  • Designed to be sweat & water resistant
  • ...
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08:00
No need for 4K display on Apple's iPhone 7...

Apple's Wide Color display on the iPhone 7 is the iPhone's best yet, with a record high contrast ratio and record low reflectance according to a recent third party analysis, and the quality of the screen may cast doubt on rumors of a shift to OLED displays.

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08:00
iPhone 7's 'Best LCD Display Ever'...

DisplayMate Technologies has declared iPhone 7 has the "best LCD display" it has ever tested, calling it "truly impressive" and a "major upgrade" over the iPhone 6 based on a series of advanced viewing tests and measurements.

iPhone 7 achieved the highest color accuracy, peak brightness, and contrast rating in bright light of any smartphone display, the highest contrast ratio of any IPS LCD display, and the lowest screen reflectance of any smartphone display.

Apple's latest flagship smartphone also has image contrast and intensity described as "visually indistinguishable from perfect," and the smallest color variation when viewing the screen at an angle of any smartphone display.

Color Accuracy and Power Efficiency

iPhone 7 has two color gamuts, including a new 26% larger DCI-P3 Wide Color Gamut, as found in 4K TVs,...

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07:59
iPhone 7 display analysis shows record performance...

Apple made a point of noting that its new iPhone 7 display is its brightest iPhone display ever, and new in-depth analysis from DisplayMate shows it also breaks records in many other key areas making it one of the best performing displays DisplayMate has ever tested.

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07:51
Three Take Control Books Document Sierra and iOS 10

As Apple releases iOS 10 and Sierra, we have three Take Control books available to help you install the updates and explore the new features.

 

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07:32
∞ iPhone 7 vs Galaxy S7 in deep water test

[VIDEO] This is a pretty cool test. No spoilers, save to say that the phones were dropped several times, at successive depths, until the final drop to 35 feet. Suffice it to say, this is way more water exposure than most folks will subject their phones to, but good to know how they fare.

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07:26
SMARTReporter 3.1.11 - Hard drive pre-failure...

SMARTReporter is an application that can warn you of some hard disk drive failures before they actually happen! It does so by periodically polling the S.M.A.R.T. status of your hard disk drive. S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a technology built into most modern hard disk drives that acts as an "early warning system" for pending hard disk drive problems. SMARTReporter can notify you of impending hard disk drive failures by sending e-mails, displaying a warning dialog or executing an application. The current status of your hard disk drives is always displayed through the customizable menu item. Because SMARTReporter relies on the S.M.A.R.T. implementation of OS X, it only supports ATA, SATA or eSATA hard disk drives, if you want S.M.A.R.T. support for your FireWire hard disk drive, send feedback to Apple. Please note that a S.M.A.R.T. alert doesn't mean that your HDD will completely fail for sure, nor can S.M.A.R.T. catch all...

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07:26
Apple may sell 100 million new iPhones by year’s end

Apple may sell up to 100 million iPhone 7s by the end of the year thanks to better-than-expected initial sales, likely a direct result of rival Samsung's recall of the Galaxy Note 7, according to a report from South Korean analysts.

Korean component vendors for Apple expected a volume of 80 million to 85 million units, but this has jumped by between 17-25% to over 100 million by the end of the year, said IBK Investment & Securities analyst Lee Seung-woo. "The order to stop using the Galaxy Note 7 and continuous incidents of them exploding in the US likely have leaned US consumers towards the iPhone," said Lee, in a note to clients — as noted by ZDNet. "It is indisputable that the Galaxy Note 7 incident has become a huge...

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07:24
Inside iOS 10: 3D Touch allows renaming folders,...

Apple's pressure sensitive 3D Touch technology expands in small but meaningful ways with iOS 10, including the ability to quickly rename app folders, or clear all alerts from Notification Center.

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07:21
My iPhone 7 Plus is emitting noise from its logic...

Stephen Hackett, writing for 512 Pixels:

As my iPhone 7 Plus was restoring from iCloud, I thought I noticed some sound. After picking the device up from my desk, it was clear the sounds are coming from back of the phone, possibly from the CPU. It seems to get worse if the iPhone is under load. It’s loud enough to be heard even if the iPhone is just sitting on the table. I don’t have to put it up to my ear to hear it.

Follow the link if you want to hear the hissing for yourself.

I’ve heard from several other people with similar experiences, and others who are saying past iOS devices have displayed this issue. I’ve handled more devices than most, and haven’t come across this.

I’m not saying this is some widespread problem; I just wanted to share my experience with others who may be having it too.

I’ve never heard of this sort of thing before. The only self-moving part inside the iPhone is the taptic engine, and that wouldn’t make a hissing noise. Is...

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07:20
Some iPhone 7 models experiencing problems with...

While Airplane Mode is designed to switch off all the iPhone’s radios, they should promptly switch themselves on again after cancelling flight-safe mode. According to internal documents seen by MacRumors, however, some iPhone 7 models are not regaining mobile services when Airplane Mode is cancelled.

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07:20
Apple is investigating an iPhone 7/7 Plus issue...

Apple is investigating an iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus issue that can result in the loss of cellular service after turning off Airplane Mode on the devices, according to internal documents obtained by MacRumors. 

Until it’s resolved, Apple has advised authorized service providers to instruct customers to restart the affected smartphone. If no service persists, Apple advises customers to remove and re-insert the device's SIM card.

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07:11
iOS 10: Walkthrough of iOS 10’s new lock screen

There’s a surprising amount to learn about the iOS 10 lock screen. Nice writeup by Dave Chartier.

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07:07
10 cool little things to try in iOS 10

This is a nice little collection, definitely worth a read. My favorite is to tell Siri:

Show me pictures of my cats

Obviously, you’ll want to replace “my cats” with something that makes sense for you. This was a bit hit-or-miss for me, but I like the direction. Asking Siri to search for cats worked flawlessly for me. Other searches were way off or prompted Siri to turn to the web, which was not what I intended.

But this one also worked flawlessly:

Show me pictures of food

I had no idea I took so many pictures of stuff I like to eat. And now I’m hungry.

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07:05
Comment: Can Apple persuade a long-time wired...

I’m personally still very happy with my ultra-pocketable iPhone SE so I have no plans to buy the iPhone 7, but with Apple touting a brave new wireless future, I thought the launch would make an opportune moment to decide whether or not it was time for me to make the switch from a wired world.

Those who know me are often surprised to find that I wasn’t one of the first to switch to wireless headphones. I have a well-known aversion to wires, even going so far as commissioning a bespoke desk to hide them away out of sight. But while I’ve tried a few wireless headphones over the years, I’ve always come back to my wired Bowers & Wilkins P5 …

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07:03
New Apple Music Commercial Features James Corden…...

Apple aired a new Apple Music commercial during the Emmys featuring actor and late night talk show host James Corden pitching his ideas for an ad promoting the streaming music service. The spot is a big departure from Apple’s other ads because is also features Eddy Cue, Bozoma Saint John, and Jimmy Iovine—the Apple Music executive team. It’s a fun commercial, assuming you’re a James Cordon fan, although it was kind of disappointing that we didn’t get any mention of Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All. Apple is sharing the new ad on YouTube for your viewing pleasure.


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07:00
NeXT-era Steve Jobs photos

This is a small collection of 8 NeXT-era photos, each with a detailed caption. I thought these were worth a look.

My favorite is this one, taken in Palo Alto in 1986.

Here’s that caption:

NeXT design director Eddie Lee said that Steve had a way of “smiling shit at you” when he was getting mad. His head would go down and he’d make this sort of uncomfortable half smile, and you knew you were about to get crushed. Decisions in early team meetings such as this one were fraught with tension because the team was writing its business plan as it went along. One pivotal decision made was to build both the hardware and the software for the NeXT computer, a vastly harder prospect than their original idea to build only software. While still shaping every detail...

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06:52
Truck full of iPhones hijacked using chili powder
06:49
Fantastical calendar app gains updated iOS 10-style...

Even if you love Apple’s built-in Calendar apps on iOS 10 and watchOS 3, Fantastical for iOS and watchOS is the best way to view a streamlined list view of both your upcoming appointments and scheduled reminders. I use both apps but Fantastical is my primary calendar (and you can sort of remove stock apps now).

Over the weekend, Fantastical for iOS was refreshed with a much-needed iOS 10 update that supports the new iOS 10 widget styles. Before iOS 10, widgets could be any size which made Fantastical’s month calendar widget very useful, but it didn’t fit iOS 10 without an update.

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06:46
The iFixit iPhone 7 Plus teardown

A few things really struck me while making my way through this teardown of the iPhone 7 Plus.

The iPhone cover/display flips to the side, like opening a book. Good to know this if you ever plan to open yours.

The edge of the iPhone cover is rimmed with a caulk-like adhesive, which acts like a gasket to keep liquids out, aid waterproofing (water-resistancing?)

The iPhone is filled with lots of tri-point screws, similar to the ones used inside the Apple Watch.

Finally, I found this to be an incredibly good looking design, at least to my untrained eye. Good stuff.

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06:43
Samsung Note 7 battery fire woes triggered by rush...

The battery fires and eventual recall of the Galaxy Note 7 can all be traced to Samsung executives wanting to rush the phone, based on rumors Apple's iPhone 7 wouldn't have any major improvements, according to a report.

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06:43
News: Hiss heard coming from iPhone 7 and iPhone 7...

A faint hiss — thought to be coming from the A10 processor — can be heard coming from iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus units when the devices are under a heavy workload. After the issue was first reported by 512 Pixels’ Stephen Hackett, we went back and listened to our new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices while they were running and could hear the sound coming from the back of the phone, near where the processor is located. Hackett claimed…

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06:40
KeyCue 8.2 - Displays all menu shortcut commands.

KeyCue has always been a handy tool for learning and remembering keyboard shortcuts. With a simple keystroke or click, KeyCue displays a table with all available keyboard shortcuts, system-wide hotkeys, as well as key combinations for triggering macros in Keyboard Maestro, QuicKeys and iKey. But KeyCue 8.0 contains a bunch of new features that take KeyCue to a whole new level. Gone are the days when KeyCue was nothing more than a menu shortcut viewer.

KeyCue 8 offers a flexible new way to define a wide variety of triggers, which can be combinations of modifier keystrokes and mouse clicks. These triggers can be used to perform different actions, like bringing up the KeyCue sheet for selected types of shortcuts, opening the KeyCue settings window, or other actions.

A completely new action that can be assigned to a trigger is to show a collection of your frequently used URLs. Simply define your own favorite URL collection together with your preferred...

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06:26
Using the ‘People’ feature of iOS 10 Photos

With iOS 10, it’s easier to find folks in your photos. In the Photos app, there’s a section of the app called “People.” 

It uses Apple’s facial technology to group pictures of the same people together. Hit “Select” on this screen, and you can identify the people in the pictures or combine identifications.

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06:19
Users rush to migrate from Linear TV Services

New data from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) has found that revenues from SVOD (subscription video on demand) services, such as Netflix and Amazon, are set to more than double from $14.6 billion this year, to $34.6 billion in 2021. Netflix now sees US subscriber numbers level with leading network providers DirecTV & Comcast (47 million and 47.7 million respectively).

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06:18
Apple Investigating iPhone 7 Bug Causing 'No...

Apple is aware of and investigating an iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus issue that can result in the loss of cellular service after turning off Airplane Mode on the devices, according to internal documents obtained by MacRumors.

In the meantime, Apple has advised authorized service providers to instruct customers to restart the affected iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus. If no service persists, Apple advises customers to remove and re-insert the device's SIM card.

In a video shared with MacRumors by reader Yasser El-Haggan, an iPhone 7 can be seen with no service alongside an iPhone 6s with two bars of LTE after Airplane Mode is toggled off on both devices. Both of the iPhones are said to be AT&T models, which means the iPhone 7 has an...

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06:15
Defame 2.0.1 for Mac OS X gets updated user interface

Einstein's legacy has announced Deframe 2.0.1 (http://www.einsteinslegacy.com), an update to their video post-production utility for OS X. It provides a way to extract and repurpose the images and segments from their video assets.

Those extractions can be used by other application or shared via internet-based applications like Facebook, Twitter and Vimeo. Version 2.0.1 introduces an enhanced user interface, new data types and a simplified extraction workflow.

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06:08
Kool Tools: ThinEdge bumper case for the iPhone

CAZE’s $22.90 ThinEdge bumper (http://tinyurl.com/jxj76z6) for iPhone 7/ 7 Plus measures just 0.8mm. Constructed of lightweight, hard-shell plastic, it case offers sleek and stylish protection and comes with two different colored fasteners for you to personalize your Apple smartphone.

The ThinEdge black bumper has a similar color tone as the new black iPhone 7, so it’s a perfect match to the shiny jet black and matte black models.

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: The Complete SNES Bluetooth...

In our iLounge Deal for today, you can pick up The Complete SNES Bluetooth Controller Kit for only $49.99. This kit includes a retro Bluetooth controller that you can use to play modern games on your iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, and more with the feel of an old-school game controller, and you can even play multiplayer iOS games with two controllers using the dual-keyboard code system. In addition, this kit provides a Retro Receiver for SNES console…

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05:55
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to keynote Postgres...

Apple co-founder Steve “Woz” Wozniak will keynote Postgres Vision 2016, the international conference for technology and industry visionaries to explore the future of enterprise Postgres, open source, entrepreneurship, and innovation.  Postgres Vision will be held Oct. 11-13, 2016, at the iconic Innovation Hangar (iHangar) in the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco. Registration is $99.

He helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple's first line of products the Apple I and II and influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with Wozniak's Apple I personal computer. The following year, he introduced his Apple II personal computer, featuring a central processing unit, a keyboard, color graphics, and a floppy disk drive. The Apple II was integral in launching the personal computer industry.

In 1981, Woz went back to UC Berkeley and finished his degree in electrical...

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05:45
iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Exhibiting 'Hissing'...

After the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus began arriving to the first round of pre-order customers on Friday, a few users noticed what's become known as a "hissing" sound emanating from the back of the device, where the Apple logo is located. The first reports began on Friday, but the occurrence gained ground when 512 Pixels' Stephen Hackett tweeted about it, posting a video with the "terrible noises" produced by his iPhone clearly audible, which he determined to be caused by heavy performance at the time.

When he brought the issue to AppleCare, Hackett was told to bring the iPhone into an Apple retail location to swap it out, but...

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05:15
Some iPhone 7 users report hissing sounds, no clear...

The iPhone 7 may, in fact, hiss at you.

A number of early iPhone 7 adopters have reported that both the regular iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus producing hissing sounds when they’re subjected to a heavy processor workload, such as a game. They continue to function, but it’s a bit disconcerting when most phones are virtually silent.

It’s currently unknown as to what’s causing the hissing sound and suspected causes include coil whine or similar electromagnetic effects.

The issue doesn’t seem to be appearing for everyone and a number of users have put their iPhone 7 under considerable workloads with no hissing whatsoever, thereby giving rise to the idea that the hissing may be due to a manufacturing issue instead of an inherent design quirk.

Apple...

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05:00
Samsung cites new, operational Note 7 stock by...

If you’re worried about the battery on your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 catching fire, replacements are on the way.

On Friday, Samsung announced that along with a formal, CPSC-backed recall of the Galaxy Note 7 in the United States, the company provided an update on when its new, replacement Note 7s ( will reach retailers: they’ll be arriving by next week.

The company offered the following:

“We confirmed that new Note 7 replacement devices will be available in the United States at most retail locations no later than September 21st, 2016,” the company said in a statement.

Granted, some carriers and retailers could have stock earlier, but it looks like Wednesday is the date Samsung is targeting to have most locations replenished...

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04:59
Samsung’s exploding phones the result of a rush to...

The root cause of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explosions and fires that forced the company to recall all 2.5 million devices sold was the company rushing to market ahead of the iPhone 7 launch, claim Bloomberg sources. Based on reports that the iPhone 7 would be a ‘dull’ upgrade, the company decided to take advantage by bringing forward its own launch.

The top brass at Samsung Electronics, including phone chief D.J. Koh, decided to accelerate the launch of a new phone they were confident would dazzle consumers and capitalize on the opportunity, according to people familiar with the matter. They pushed suppliers to meet tighter deadlines, despite loads of new features...

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04:57
Robot cars will make up most of Lyft’s rides in five...

Autonomous self-driving cars are set to take off but they are less likely to be driven by private owners and will in all probability be part of networks operated by ride-hailing services, according to Lyft’s view of the future of transportation.

The ride-hailing company expects that Lyft rides in the robot cars will outstrip those in cars driven by human drivers within the next five years in the U.S, according to John Zimmer, its co-founder and president.

Ride-hailing companies, car makers and tech firms are eyeing autonomous cars as the next big opportunity. Uber Technologies tested its ride-hailing autonomous cars on the streets of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania recently, with a driver ready to step in during an emergency. Lyft says it is testing an on-demand network of autonomous vehicles in Phoenix and San Francisco in partnership with General Motors, which in January also invested US$500 million in Lyft.

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04:49
Late Night Host James Corden in New Apple Music Ad...

During the Emmy Awards show last night, a new Apple Music ad was run featuring 'Late Night Show' host James Corden, who had driven Apple's CEO to the Apple iPhone Event on September 7, 2016. In this new Ad, Corden makes several off-the-wall pitches for Apple Music ads before Apple Music execs Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine and Bozoma Saint John.

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04:41
Inside iOS 10: See everything that's new in...

Now that iOS 10 is out in the hands of iPhone and iPad users around the world, AppleInsider offers a deeper look at the major feature additions Apple implemented in Messages, including emoji replacement, text bubble animations, rich links and the iMessage App Store.

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04:30
How to enable ‘Rest Finger to Open’ in iOS 10

iOS 10 requires you to physically press the home button to unlock your devices, instead of just making contact for the Touch ID fingerprint scanner as before.

You can change this. Go to: Settings > General > Accessibility > Home Button and enable: “Rest Finger to Open” to get the old method back.

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04:26
External Link: Mac OS Users Who Are Keeping It...

Forget macOS, there are a number of Mac users who still haven’t made the leap to Mac OS X. Ars Technica profiles the people who stick to the 16-year-old Mac OS 9 and reveals some fascinating reasons for why they persist with such a hoary operating system. For some, it’s a matter of cost, but for others, the classic Mac OS actually maintains technical advantages. In particular, some audio professionals prefer Mac OS 9 for its low latency, high speed, and bevy of free production software.

 

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04:21
External Link: Solving “No Carrier” Problems with T...

Peter Cohen reports that many T-Mobile customers who updated an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, or iPhone SE to iOS 10 suddenly had trouble getting cell service on their phones. Power cycling the iPhone fixed the problem temporarily, but you can now eliminate the error permanently with a carrier update from T-Mobile. Apply it by going to Settings > General > About.

 

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04:16
iPhone 7 ‘laps’ Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in real-life...

Benchmark scores have already shown us that the iPhone 7 is theoretically faster than a standard MacBook Air, but they always raise the question how much difference such performance makes to real-life use. One realistic speed test carried out by PhoneBuff seems to quite convincingly demonstrate that the answer is ‘a lot.’

The test pits the iPhone 7 against the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 by opening a bunch of commonly-used apps – including some heavy-duty games – and having them create a timelapse from the same video …

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04:00
Need to give your iMac some wheels? Check out...

Need to take your super-sized iMac on the road? The $655 Transport 27-inch iMac w/Wheels Air Case is for you.

It measures 29 x 26 x 12.5 inches, has interior dimensions of 25.5 x 23 x 9.5 inches, and weighs 19.2 pounds.

The Transport is designed for toughness. Its exterior is made of durable 1050 Denier Ballistic Nylon Exterior, which is water-and abrasion-resistant, yet light weight. It sports #10 YKK zippers, welded steel D-rings, and more.

A Datapanel integrates a shipping document window, business card holder, and engraveable metal I.D. plate The shipping document window, which is removable, fits an international waybill. The window is user-replaceable if it gets worn or damaged.

The Transport's ruggedness is reinforced by seatbelt grade webbing, reinforced seams and stress points. It sports a heavy-duty wheel and handle...

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03:49
New Apple Ads Promote Low-Light Camera & Water...

Apple has released three new ads with two promoting water resistance for the the iPhone and Apple Watch Series 2 while the third promotes the iPhone 7's low-light camera.

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03:30
Settings in iOS 10: Every notable change you need to...

iOS’s Settings app is the quiet MVP of Apple’s mobile operating system: It’s the place you go to when you need to get something done, and get it done your way. So whenever you update iOS on your iPhone or iPad, it pays to peruse the settings to find, enable, and configure any new features just to your liking. The biggies for iOS 10? Maps, with its plethora of new features, and Siri, since she now supports third-party app integration.

Here’s a rundown of the major changes in Settings in iOS 10, as well as some key settings that didn’t change, but you still might want to revisit. If you’ve got any questions, hit us up in the comments. 

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

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03:15
New Video Demonstrates How iPhone 7 Fares in Deep...

YouTube channel EverythingApplePro posted a video over the weekend demonstrating how the iPhone 7 fares in an extreme deep water test. The video, titled "How Deep Before it Dies?", shows an iPhone 7 and a Samsung Galaxy S7 being lowered into the ocean at increasingly lower depths.

Apple's iPhone 7 series is certified to IP67 standard water resistance, which means the handsets are built to withstand being submerged in up to 1 meter (about 3.28 feet) of water for half an hour at most. Samsung's handset carries the higher IP68 certification, indicating it can withstand continuous immersion in over 1 meter (3.28 feet) depths, or up to five feet, according to Samsung).

The first test drops the devices down 5 feet, exceeding the 3.28 feet rating that IP67 standard...

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03:12
Alfred 3.1.1 - Quick launcher for apps and more.

Alfred is an award-winning productivity application for OS X. Alfred saves you time when you search for files online or on your Mac. Be more productive with hotkeys, keywords, and file actions at your fingertips.

Loads of app-launching, file-searching goodness - free for you to download and use with no strings attached. Alfred is the ultimate productivity tool for your Mac. Get it and see for yourself.

Get the Powerpack. Discover the Powerpack, a set of incredibly powerful features, built on top of the robust core of Alfred and integrated with OS X.

  • Single license: 15 pounds (GBP) for single user
  • Family license: 25 pounds (GBP) for 5 users under one roof
  • Mega Supporter: 30 pounds (GBP) Single User with Free Lifetime Upgrades

Note: This application contains in-app and/or external module purchases.



Version 3.1.1:

Note:...

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02:53
Safari Technology Preview 10.0 - 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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02:36
Apple Digital Camera RAW Compatibility 6.21 - Adds...

Apple Digital Camera RAW Compatibility update adds RAW image compatibility to OS X 10.11 El Capitan. For more information on supported RAW formats, see https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205272.



Version 6.21:

  • Adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to OS X 10.11 El Capitan:
    • Fujifilm X-Pro2
    • Pentax K-1



    • OS X 10.11 or later



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Sunday September 18

23:59
iPhone 7: How to force restart, enter Recovery Mode...

Since the Home button on iPhone 7 isn’t a mechanical button anymore, and is instead a capacitive solid-state button controlled by software, it’s no surprise that performing hard resets, entering recovery, and entering into DFU mode no longer works the same way on iPhone 7.

The good news is that you’ll only need to adopt a new button combination to perform each of these tasks. Have a look at our full video walkthrough, and we’ll show you how.
more…

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22:28
James Corden joins Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine and Bozoma...

Late night talk show host James Corden on Sunday became the latest celebrity to feature in an Apple Music ad, with the "Carpool Karaoke" creator joining Apple executives Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine and Bozoma Saint John for a humorous TV spot that aired during ABC's presentation of the Emmy Awards.

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22:24
∞ The all-new Apple Music

I wish Apple would stop trying to do comedy. I really wish they’d stop trying to do comedy with James Corden.

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20:59
Time Out 2.1b2 - Break reminder tool with micro-...

Time Out helps remind you to take work breaks throughout the day. It has two kinds of breaks: a "Normal" break, typically for 10 minutes after 50 minutes of work, so you can move about and relax, plus a "Micro" break: a very brief pause of typically 10 seconds every 10 minutes, so you can remember not to tense up too much for long periods.

You can configure how long each kind of break lasts, and how long between breaks, or disable each kind. Each Time Out is announced via the screen slowly dimming, with related graphics materializing, and when the break is complete, it fades out again, optionally playing a sound. You can change the time these transitions take... and you can even change the color and the level of transparency during the break. So if you like, you can make it mostly transparent so you can continue reading while on your break... though it's better for you if you give your eyes a rest during the Time Out.

Note: This...

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20:59
Things 2.8.7 - Elegant personal task management.

Things is a task management solution that helps to organize your tasks in an elegant and intuitive way. Things combines powerful features with simplicity through the use of tags and its intelligent filter bar. A Leopard style source list allows for quick and easy focusing. Together with a beautiful user interface, Things aims at the seemingly impossible: making task management both easy and fun.

Our screencast is a great introduction. Learn from our users why Things is different by visiting either on i use this or Newsvine.

  • The big picture. A Leopard-style source list lets you easily focus without...
| Read more »
20:59
BetterTouchTool 1.86 - 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
Bookends 12.7.5 - Reference management and...

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

  • Bookends uses the cloud to sync reference libraries on all the Macs you use. Access the power of Bookends directly from Mellel, Nisus Writer Pro, or MS Word (including Word 2016): Bookends allows you to scan your existing word-processor files and automatically generate finished manuscripts with properly formatted bibliographies. You can also scan Apple Pages '08, '09, and 5, Manuscripts.app, and LibreOffice/OpenOffice 4 files, or RTF files saved from any word processor.
  • Bookends allows you to share your references over the Internet with anyone, on any platform. And with Bookends, you can directly search and import references from...
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20:34
Apple Releases Swift 3.0, 'Not Source-...

An anonymous Slashdot reader quotes InfoWorld:

"Move fast and break things," the saying goes. Apple does both with the 3.0 version of its Swift programming language...its first full point revision since it became an open source project... In a blog post detailing the full body of changes for Swift 3.0, Apple singled out the two biggest breaking changes. The first is better translation of Objective-C APIs into Swift, meaning that code imported from Objective-C and translated into Swift will be more readable and Swift-like. The bad news is any code previously imported from Objective-C into Swift will not work in Swift 3; it will need to be re-imported.

The other major change... Most every item referenced in the standard library has been renamed to be less wordy. But again, this brings bad news for anyone with an existing Swift codebase: Apple says "the proposed changes are massively source-breaking for Swift code, and will require a migrator to translate Swift 2 code...

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19:53
James Corden Pitches Apple Music in New Ad

Apple debuted a new Apple Music ad tonight during the 2016 Emmy Awards, featuring "Late Late Show" host James Corden pitching commercial ideas to Apple Music executives Jimmy Iovine, Eddy Cue and Bozoma Saint John.

Iovine, Cue and Saint John task Corden with pitching commercial ideas that can easily get across some Apple Music features, like offline listening, hand-picked playlists and over 40 million songs. Instead, Corden pitches a series of ads where he dresses up like iconic music acts.

After he's rejected, Corden pitches more specific commercials where he hands a thirsty boy in a desert an iPhone with Apple Music and where he dives in a body of water filled with 40 million apples. After a few more desperate pitches, the commercial cuts to black with white lettering mentioning that Apple Music has offline listening, hand-picked playlists and over...

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19:53
James Corden stars in comical new Apple Music ad...

Debuted during the Emmys and subsequently uploaded to YouTube, Apple’s latest Apple Music commercial takes a starkly different approach at showing off the streaming music service. The ad, which comes in at 2 minutes, stars James Corden of the Late Late Show and its popular Carpool Karaoke series, as well as Apple executives Jimmy Iovine, Eddy Cue, and Bozoma Saint John.

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16:22
Too soon? Apple's new iPhone 7 ruffles feathers...

Hands on, real world use of Apple's latest iPhone 7 models provides overwhelming evidence that the company has a clear vision for the future and is marching toward it without much regard for the opinions of its detractors. This "courage of conviction" backs a series of rather radical and somewhat controversial iPhone 7 changes for Apple--already well known for breaking with the past.

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15:21
Watch how 'Star Wars: Battlefront'...

Ever wanted to blow up the Death Star in Star Wars: Battlefront? If the answer is a resounding "yes," you're in luck. EA has revealed that its Death Star paid DLC will arrive on September 20th, and has released a gameplay trailer to match. Suffice i...

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15:01
Apple shares new iPhone 7, Apple Watch Series 2 ads...

Apple released three new commercials for its latest iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 on Sunday, each showcasing new hardware features like water resistance, fitness tracking and iPhone's low-light camera capabilities.

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14:27
The last day of hot metal typesetting at the New...

In our “digital age”, we forget (or never knew) about how things used to be done. While there’s no doubt the new method is better, the old method is fascinating.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:52
Teen claims you can get free T-Mobile data through a...

One teen may have just achieved the dream of every cost-conscious wireless user: free, no-strings-attached mobile data. High school student Jacob Ajit claims to have discovered a trick that gets you all the T-Mobile data you want by using a proxy se...

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13:11
Tweetbot iOS 10 update brings rich notifications,...

Less than a week after the public release of iOS 10, popular iOS Twitter client Tweetbot has been updated with a handful of optimizations for Apple’s latest operating system. The update brings the app to version 4.5 and brings new iOS 10 features, as well as a handful of other changes.

more…

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12:47
iOS 10 How-To: Print to PDF from anywhere in iOS...

One of the few gripes I have with 3D Touch is that it’s not explicitly clear when you can use it throughout iOS to bring up more options. With iOS 10, 3D Touch has gained even more functionality, yet people are still discovering functionality that has seemingly been there, in some form, since iOS 9.

Something I’ve found myself having to do a lot recently is export various documents and webpages as PDFs. My process has always been to export the document into GoodNotes 4 and then share it via email or another method. Recently, however, a Reddit user pointed out that by using 3D Touch, this process is significantly easier…

...

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12:30
BetterTouchTool 1.86 - 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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12:30
Ben Heck's Intel Edison laser harp, part 2

How did the Ben Heck Show team manage to crash an Intel Edison chip? Find out in the assembly of the Laser Harp where Felix, resident Linux Guy, has been handling the Edison module, while Ben and Karen manage the electromechanical bits. Soldering...

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12:27
Time Out 2.1b2 - Break reminder tool with micro-...

Time Out helps remind you to take work breaks throughout the day. It has two kinds of breaks: a "Normal" break, typically for 10 minutes after 50 minutes of work, so you can move about and relax, plus a "Micro" break: a very brief pause of typically 10 seconds every 10 minutes, so you can remember not to tense up too much for long periods.

You can configure how long each kind of break lasts, and how long between breaks, or disable each kind. Each Time Out is announced via the screen slowly dimming, with related graphics materializing, and when the break is complete, it fades out again, optionally playing a sound. You can change the time these transitions take... and you can even change the color and the level of transparency during the break. So if you like, you can make it mostly transparent so you can continue reading while on your break... though it's better for you if you give your eyes a rest during the Time Out.

Note: This...

| Read more »
11:16
Google Working on a New VR Headset to Compete with...

The VR headset race is really heating up with Sony using this year's Tokyo Game Show to give a preview of its forthcoming Virtual Reality headset. Now Google is working on a new VR headset according to a new patent filing that surfaced this week. Google may be aiming to deliver a different experience that borders on "mixed reality," which is something that Apple may be thinking of as well.

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10:59
'Jackal Assault' is all I ever wanted in a...

There's already plenty to look forward to in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare due out on November 4th: Space, futuristic weaponry, rifle customization, enhanced multiplayer modes and a bit of Jon Snow. While I missed the opportunity to try the game at...

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10:45
∞ Apple’s new ads for the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch...

I really like the Midnight ad and the music on the other two is great. The usual well done ads from Apple.

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10:38
Lyft’s president says ‘majority’ of rides will be in...

I think this is an (understandably) overly optimistic timeline. I don’t think the obstacles – personal, financial, infrastructure, governmental – will be cleared as fast as he seems to believe. Although, as a motorcyclist, self-driving and therefore theoretically safer cars are something I want as soon as possible.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:30
Apple Watch Series 2 Ad Emphasizes Fitness, Fun, and...

Apple has posted a new ad to its YouTube channel to show off the versatility and sporting smarts of the Apple Watch Series 2.

The one-minute ad is titled "Go Time" and principally showcases the new wristwatch's built-in GPS and water resistance up to 50 meters, using a montage of scenes that suggest fitness, fun, motivation, and time-keeping.

Watch owners are seen measuring swimming time, their activity and heart-rate on the court, on the road, and in the gym, having fun on the dance floor, and taking time out to breathe with the new mindfulness app, as well as benefiting from the messaging capabilities of the watch.

The commercial keeps to the same dimly lit, high contrast style as Apple's iPhone 7 commercials, despite this ad not being...

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10:20
New iPhone 7 Ads Showcase Waterproofing and Low-...

Apple has posted two new iPhone 7 ads to its YouTube channel showcasing the phones' water-resistance and camera performance in low light conditions.

The first ad, titled "Midnight" and about a minute long, follows the impromptu twilight journey of a skateboarder around suburban streets as he utilizes the camera's photo and video capture capabilities in various solitary encounters.

The iPhone 7 Plus is seen being used to record video through a mist of lawn sprayers, take a photo of moths dancing around a dim light bulb, and capture the moment a young deer wanders into a gas station forecourt.

Later, the skateboarder alights to venture into a forest wood, where he eventually discovers a tantalizing moonlit cityscape. The ad concludes with the tagline, "low-light camera on iPhone 7 – practically magic".

The second ad is a 30-...

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09:34
Latest iPhone 7 & Apple Watch Series 2 ads focus...

Following an earlier ad to build launch day hype for the new iPhone 7, Apple today has released a pair of new ads for its latest smartphone, as well as a new ad for the Apple Watch Series 2.  For the iPhone 7, the two new TV advertisements focus on the water-resistant capabilities of the device, as well as the camera’s improved low-light functionality. The new Apple Wath Series 2 ad continues Apple’s fitness push…

more…

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09:28
Lyft expects self-driving cars to handle most rides...

When Lyft says it's optimistic about the future of self-driving cars, it's not joking around. Co-founder John Zimmer has posted a manifesto which sets very ambitious goals for autonomous driving. Most notably, he expects self-driving cars to handle...

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08:36
MGG 623: macOS Sierra Tips and Tricks and More!

macOS Sierra is almost upon us, and there are already some great tips and tricks to share. Some follow-up from our recent deep dive into Backups is included, too, as well as lengthy discussion about Amazon’s Alexa vs. HomeKit!


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08:00
After Math: The final frontier

We saw some significant developments in the field of space exploration this week. Jeff Bezos unveiled his latest heavy lift rocket. The Gaia satellite has mapped its billionth Milky Way star. China launched another piece of its Heavenly Palace into o...

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07:33
Bookends 12.7.5 - Reference management and...

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

  • Bookends uses the cloud to sync reference libraries on all the Macs you use. Access the power of Bookends directly from Mellel, Nisus Writer Pro, or MS Word (including Word 2016): Bookends allows you to scan your existing word-processor files and automatically generate finished manuscripts with properly formatted bibliographies. You can also scan Apple Pages '08, '09, and 5, Manuscripts.app, and LibreOffice/OpenOffice 4 files, or RTF files saved from any word processor.
  • Bookends allows you to share your references over the Internet with anyone, on any platform. And with Bookends, you can directly search and import references from...
| Read more »
07:00
Uber's self-driving cars, and more in the week...

It's official: Self-driving cars are here. This week Uber's autonomous taxi fleet picked up its first passengers in Pittsburgh, while Ford announced that its self-driving car will have no steering wheel, gas pedal, or brakes. Ford is also working on...

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06:53
Things 2.8.7 - Elegant personal task management.

Things is a task management solution that helps to organize your tasks in an elegant and intuitive way. Things combines powerful features with simplicity through the use of tags and its intelligent filter bar. A Leopard style source list allows for quick and easy focusing. Together with a beautiful user interface, Things aims at the seemingly impossible: making task management both easy and fun.

Our screencast is a great introduction. Learn from our users why Things is different by visiting either on i use this or Newsvine.

  • The big picture. A Leopard-style source list lets you easily focus without...
| Read more »
05:33
Samsung Sued in Florida for Smartphone Explosion...

The official recall of the Galaxy Note 7 came ten hours after a Florida man's 20 day old Note 7 exploded in his front pant pocket that wasn't related to recharging the smartphone.

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05:30
The bottom line: Engadget on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know by now that the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus ditch the headphone jack. And if you're like some of the readers who've been reaching out to us, you might be nervous about upgrading. Take it from us, since we'...

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04:23
Alienware: VR rigs will become the new Wii thanks to...

Almost exactly seven years ago, Alienware joined the Tokyo Game Show for the first time to launch its redesigned machines since Dell's acquisition. This week, the American company is once again present there to launch the Alienware 17 and 15 laptops...

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02:25
ESPN will air a drone race series starting October...

ESPN's first experiment with drone racing coverage must have been successful, as it's committing to robotic sports in a big way. The TV network has unveiled a multi-year broadcasting deal with the Drone Racing League that will have both ESPN and ESPN...

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Saturday September 17

22:11
Windows Insiders can send and receive texts on Skype...

Windows Insiders who still miss the experimental Messaging everywhere feature may want to get the latest version of Skype Preview for PC and Mobile. Microsoft has updated the app to be able to send and receive text messages on Windows 10 computers, s...

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20:43
iPhone 7 owners say phones producing 'hissing...

Some early iPhone 7 and 7 Plus adopters are complaining of an audible "hissing" sound when the devices' A10 processors run into heavy demands.

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20:33
iPhone 7 outlasts Galaxy S7 in 35-feet of water,...

Earlier today, we shared a pair of durability tests performed with the new iPhone 7. These tests showed that Apple has improved the durability of the new device compared to the iPhone 6s. Now, EverythingApplePro has conducted a deep water test to see just how far the new iPhone 7 can be submerged in water before it bites the dust, while another video shows the device being dropped from a helicopter. And the results are impressive…

more…

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20:01
Google's latest acquisition should make Maps a...

Urban Engines has been analyzing city traffic and how people get around. So, naturally, it'd make sense if the company was acquired by an outfit interested in making its maps more efficient. That's where Google comes in. The search giant has bought t...

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18:30
LG is ready to sell its stunning 77-inch 4K OLED for...

Just in case LG's line of 2016 OLED TVs wasn't impressive enough already, next month it will ship a massive 77-inch version, complete with 4K resolution and HDR compatibility. Jumping up in size from the $8,000~ 65-inch version won't be cheap, howeve...

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16:57
Some iPhone 7 owners report hissing sounds

Some early iPhone 7 adopters are getting considerably more than they bargained for. Reports are surfacing of both the regular iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus producing hissing sounds when they're subjected to a heavy processor workload, such as a gam...

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15:34
Code.org Disses Wolfram Language, Touts Apple's...

America is changing the way it teaches computer science. "There are now 31 states that allow CS to count towards high school graduation," according to an announcement this week by the White House, while a new Advance Placement course "will be offered in more than 2,000 U.S. classrooms this fall...the largest course launch in the history of the AP exam."
But what's the best way to teach coding? theodp reports: Tech-backed Code.org, one of the leaders of the new CSforAll Consortium that was announced at the White House on Wednesday, took to its blog Thursday to say "Thanks, Tim [Cook], for supporting the effort to give every student the opportunity to learn computer science," giving a shout out to Apple for providing "resources for teachers who want to put Swift Playgrounds in their classrooms. (A day earlier, the White House said Apple developed Swift Playgrounds "in support of the President's call to action" for CS for All).

Curiously, Code.org CEO Hadi Partovi argued...

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15:26
Chrome beta for Android plays web videos in the...

Ever wanted to listen to the audio from a web video on your Android phone, but couldn't because the sound would stop the moment you switched apps? You won't be hampered from now on. Google has released a beta of Chrome 54 for Android that plays web v...

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13:58
Samsung sued after Galaxy Note 7 explodes in pocket

With all those reports about Note 7s burning flesh and setting vehicles on fire, you're probably wondering when you'll hear about a lawsuit. Well, here you go. A man from Florida named Jonathan Strobel has filed a lawsuit against Samsung over an expl...

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12:30
Why can't Americans vote online?

By Sue Marquette Poremba

If we were to poll the readers of this article, we would likely find that the vast majority of readers — if not all — regularly shop online, make banking transactions online, fill out registrations and applicatio...

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12:12
Apple lost a Patent Case based on a Nokia Patent....

On Thursday Acacia Research Corporation posted a press release (PDF) stating that an "Acacia Subsidiary" was awarded a verdict of willful patent infringement case against Apple. Conveniently absent from this press release is the fact that Apple wasn't found guilty of infringing the other four patents in the case because that wouldn't have fit their narrative of the outcome of the case. More importantly, the patent that Apple was found guilty of infringing is a former Nokia patent which could open the door to an EU Led antitrust suit against Nokia. Technically that is.

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11:41
Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.10

Bootable backup utility adds compatibility with macOS 10.12 Sierra. ($39.99 new, free update, 12.4 MB)

 

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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11:20
Apple's solid-state iPhone 7 haptic Home button...

Apple's new iPhone 7 models introduce a new solid-state (non-mechanical) Home button which no longer physically depresses but instead is a software-driven sensor. That necessitates a new physical button sequence to hard-reset the device if it stops responding; that happens to be holding the Volume Down and Wake buttons for five seconds.

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11:00
The Linksys EA9500 pierced my apartment's WiFi-...

I live in a two-bedroom San Francisco apartment built in 1916. It has a view of the bay and the top of the Golden Gate bridge. There's crown molding, high ceilings and some pretty dope neighbors. It should be perfect. And it is -- if you're cool with...

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10:58
Some iPhone 7 devices making ‘hissing’ sound while...

As with most new iPhone models, there are bound to be a few launch day issues that emerge, most of which end up being minor in the grand scheme of things. Nevertheless, it’s still interesting to note the various annoyances. Today, some iPhone 7 users have noticed an odd hissing sound coming from their device while putting the new A10 Fusion processor to the test.

more…

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10:30
New Apple Products Have the Right Gaming Stuff


Apple is making a bid to attract gaming fans to the more powerful graphics and processing power embedded in its new iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 products. The iPhone 7, which became available on Friday, features the new A10 Fusion chip -- the most powerful ever in a smartphone, according to the company. The CPU fuses two high-performance cores that run twice as fast as the iPhone 6 with much more efficient use of battery power. The phone's improved graphics performance makes it suitable for more intensive gaming.

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10:12
Apple responds to campus sexism allegations, says it...

Seemingly overshadowed by the chaos of iPhone 7 launch week were a pair of articles that highlight an alleged “very toxic atmosphere” at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters. An article from Mic pointed to a variety of instances of alleged sexism and inappropriate behavior.

Now, Recode has sat down with Apple’s head of human resources Denise Young Smith to discuss the issues raised in the article and what Apple is doing to combat them.

more…

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09:34
How The FBI Might've Opened the San Bernardino...

"Remember the San Bernardino killer's iPhone, and how the FBI maintained that they couldn't get the encryption key without Apple providing them with a universal backdoor?" Slashdot reader LichtSpektren quotes Bruce Schneier:

Many of us computer-security experts said that they were wrong, and there were several possible techniques they could use. One of them was manually removing the flash chip from the phone, extracting the memory, and then running a brute-force attack without worrying about the phone deleting the key. The FBI said it was impossible. We all said they were wrong. Now, Sergei Skorobogatov has proved them wrong.

Sergei's new paper describes "a real world mirroring attack on the Apple iPhone 5c passcode retry counter under iOS 9."

The process does not require any expensive and sophisticated equipment. All needed parts are low cost and were obtained from local electronics distributors. By using the described and successful hardware mirroring...

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09:30
The Pokémon Go Plus bracelet is great for grinding

My Pokémon Go survival kit keeps growing. It started simply enough, with just my iPhone 6 Plus happily running Pokémon Go, but it quickly became apparent that I would need backup battery power in order to comfortably catch digital monst...

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09:08
This week’s top stories: Hands-on w/ iPhone 7 &...

In this week’s top stories: Hands-on time with the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch 2 as the devices arrive for pre-order customers and reviewers this week. And we give you our walkthroughs of new features in iOS 10, watchOS 3 and much more.

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08:30
Avadon 3: The Warborn released for the Mac

Spiderweb Software has released the Mac version of Avadon 3: The Warborn, the final chapter in the Avadon Trilogy. It’s a retro fantasy role-playing game full of battles, lands to conquer, and more.

 

You can choose from five different character classes, each with dozens of spells and abilities. You can explore dungeons, hunt for hundreds of magical artifacts, and pass judgment on your enemies. Avadon 3: The Warborn costs $20.

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08:30
'Snowden' is a simplistic, but important,...

When Oliver Stone's Snowden was first announced, it seemed far too soon to be retelling the story of the infamous whistleblower. After all, it was only three years ago that the files Snowden leaked led to the world-shaking revelations of the NSA's ma...

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08:00
Remember that time Nintendo got rid of the headphone...

Enlarge / The Game Boy Advance SP and its external ports. Notice anything missing?

A leading technology company announces the next in its successful and long-standing line of handheld hardware. The new update sports plenty of long-awaited features, including an improved screen and a better battery. But it also includes one major omission: the standard 3.5mm headphone jack, which had been included on all of its portable products until this point, has been replaced by a proprietary standard. Many in the press are livid, and consumers largely react with confusion, but many shrug it off and decide to buy the product anyway.

This introduction could obviously describe the current brouhaha surrounding...

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08:00
New webfonts added to Premium Fonts collection

128bit Technologies has released Premium Fonts 7.0. It features new webfont versions to the fonts in the Premium Fonts collection, as well as a PDF sample book of all the font families. 

The Premium Fonts 7.0 collection includes 160 original font families, with a total of 2,018 fonts in all. Each font is in OpenType font format and can be used for any personal and business project. Western European international character support is standard for every premium font, and new fonts are delivered at no extra charge to Premium Fonts subscription customers when available. The Mac App Store version includes the subscription to receive all new fonts released in the Premium Fonts collection. 

The collection requires OS X 10.6 or later. It’s available on the Mac App Store or on the MacAppware website for a limited time...

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08:00
Six technologies that produce clean, safe drinking...

By Cat DiStasio

One in 10 people worldwide lack regular access to safe drinking water. In an effort to tackle this most basic humanitarian problem, engineers around the globe have developed a wide array of devices, large and small, that generate cle...

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07:41
VMware Fusion 8.5

Brings some bug fixes to the virtualization software, which still has known issues with macOS 10.12 Sierra. ($79.99 standard/$199.99 Pro new, free update, 368 MB)

 

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07:38
It Looks like iPhone 7 Fever is Alive and Well in...

Who knew that iPhone 7 mania would extend to Dubai? A serpentine line of people had formed outside the Apple store in Mall of Emirates in Dubai on Saturday, with customers eager to buy the new iPhone 7 and the bigger iPhone 7 Plus. Excited customers ...

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07:30
booq introduces the Pack Pro backpack

The team at booq (www.booqbags.com) has released a new backpack built for designers on the go: the $295 Pack Pro

“Because the original Cobra pack was a favorite among Booq fans, we wanted to evolve the design to include several key upgrades such as a larger, industrial plastic coil zipper, interior mesh pockets for added storage options, simplified straps for easy carrying and a redesigned front panel to better hold the pack’s shape and give a boxier, rigid look,” says Kema Subsomboon, lead product designer at booq. “The result is a more refined Pack Pro that gives Booq fans, who often travel for business, a comfortable solution for carrying their gear while maintaining the features they loved from the original Cobra pack.”   

The Pack Pro’s 1680 denier ballistic nylon exterior with water-repellent coating and YKK high-...

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07:00
Retrospect announces support for Dropbox as a cloud...

Retrospect, Inc., makers of Retrospect Backup & Recovery software, has announced cloud storage support for Dropbox with integration with the latest release of Retrospect's hybrid data protection solution. 

Retrospect 13.5 for Mac and Retrospect 11.5 for Windows allow Dropbox users to back up their critical data off-site to Dropbox, including Basic, Pro, and Business accounts. Dropbox support was the most requested cloud storage provider among our customers since cloud storage support was released earlier this year, says Jean-Christian Dumas, vice president of Worldwide Sales, Retrospect, Inc.

In addition to Dropbox, Retrospect continues to expand its growing list of certified cloud storage providers with AWS Mumbai, Swisscom, and Cloudian. With every certified cloud storage provider, Retrospect allows customers to protect their entire environment on-site on disk and tape or off-site in the cloud, giving them instant access to files and systems locally with the...

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06:38
iPhone 7 bests iPhone 6s in durability drop test,...

Apple appears to have improved the durability of the iPhone 7 compared to the iPhone 6s, as highlighted by a new drop test video by EverythingApplePro. The iPhone 7 does very well in this specific test, sustaining ten foot face-down and side drops without cracking the screen. In contrast, the iPhone 6s was completely shattered at drops of five-feet. The iPhone 7’s rear sapphire cover glass (the camera bump) was damaged but the person could still take photos.

Apple makes no claims about drop or shatter performance of course; the waterproofness of the iPhone 7 has already been shown to be of a high-standard.

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06:30
ExoLens previews new products for the iPhone 7/7 Plus

ExoLens has announced four new products for the iPhone 7/7 Plus. The $199.99 ExoLens Pro Wide-Angle Kit (pictured) with Optics by ZEISS is a pro-level, mobile accessory lens for photographers, artists, and journalists.

The new lens design reportedly brings the same aspherical lens technology previously reserved for high-end DSLR lenses straight to your iPhone as a compact mobile accessory lens. An Edge lens mount accessory is included with every Pro kit. The Wide-Angle Kit comes with an integrated cold shoe accessory mount (compatible with accessories such as external video light) and key ring loop.

The $249.99 ExoLens Pro Telephoto Kit with Optics by ZEISS with a narrow depth of field adds a bokeh to the background and focuses attention on the subject. These first two lens are coming in November. The focal length of the telephoto allows the contours of the face to appear more natural and closer to real life. Ideal...

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06:30
ICYMI: The US Marines want your robots

Today on In Case You Missed It: The US Marine Corps announced its latest Innovation Challenge for robots that can handle dull, dirty or dangerous work autonomously, leaving humans free for more important tasks. Meanwhile the University of Pennsyl...

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06:24
Top new iPhone 7 features + some not-so-good...

Yesterday was the official release day for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and some of us were fortunate enough to be able to pick up our units early on Friday morning. For those of you who plan on getting an iPhone 7, or for those of you who still might be on the fence, have a look at our top features hands-on commentary. Not only do we discuss numerous top iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus features, but we also touch on a few of the hardware’s disappointing areas as well. more…

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06:00
Epson introduces next-generation Expression Premium...

Epson America has unveiled the $149.99, next-generation Expression Premium XP-640 Small-in-One. The printer delivers superior photo quality, auto 2-sided printing for added convenience, and the ability to print 4” x 6” photos in as fast as 20 seconds. 

The Expression XP-640 offers a complete wireless solution, including Wi-Fi Direct to easily print from an iPad, iPhone, Android tablet or smartphone without a router. In addition, the sleek XP-640 is compatible with the Epson Creative Print App, allowing users to print photo collages, personalized coloring book pages, and stationery directly from personal photos as well as Facebook and Instagram photos. 

 The Expression Premium XP-640 is compatible with Epson Connect, a suite of solutions that includes Email Print, Epson Creative Print, Epson iPrint, Epson Remote Print, and Epson Scan to...

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05:30
StarTech announces a Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station

StarTech has released a $260 Thunderbolt 3 docking station with dual 4K 60Hz display support. It will harness the raw speed of Thunderbolt 3 by supporting two uncompressed 4K 60Hz (3840 x 2160p) displays or a single 5K 60Hz (5120 x 2880p) display, three USB 3.0 devices, Gigabit Ethernet, and stereo audio in/out.

The second Thunderbolt 3 port on the dock operates the same as a Thunderbolt 3 computer port by supporting Thunderbolt 3 (up to five daisy chained), USB 3.1 (10Gb/s), and DisplayPort devices. Now users can select thinner notebooks with fewer connectors without compromising performance and the ability to connect to everything on the desktop, according to Carey Cline, senior product manager at StarTech.

Thunderbolt 3 brings Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40 Gb/s. For the first time, one computer port connects to Thunderbolt...

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05:00
Twelve South revamps the HiRise 2 for the iPhone and...

Twelve South has launched the HiRise 2, a refined version of its iPhone charging stand. The new model sports a new design, new colors and new functionality. 

The HiRise 2 has a footprint that’s one-third smaller than the original, saving space on your bedside or desk. It’s twice as heavy for added stability with larger devices. It comes in two new colors besides silver: “Technical Black” (the perfect complement to Apple’s new Jet Black and Black iPhones) and “Matte White.”

You can not only use the HiRise 2 to charge your iPhone and iPad, but also the Apple TV remote, Apple AirPods, Magic Mouse 2, Magic Keyboard, and most third party game controllers. In addition to charging, it allow you to position your iPhone atop the stand to raise your screen to a more comfortable height for FaceTime or Skype calls. The Deluxe model includes both MFi-certified Lightning and Micro-USB cables.

The HiRise 2 costs $39.99...

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04:27
Zipcar's latest sharing mission: bikes

Zipcar has teamed up with a start-up called Zagster for a new vehicle-sharing venture that has nothing to do with cars. The partners are launching a bike-sharing program in January that's aptly called Zipbike, and unlike big, city-run operations, it...

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