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Wednesday August 17

10:10
WaterField Designs stays on a roll with the...

Let me say upfront that, in all my years of reviewing products, there have been few from WaterField Designs that haven’t impressed me. That hasn’t changed with the WaterField Designs Bolt Briefcase.

Are WaterField Design products expensive? Yes. The Bolt’s price ranges from $249 to $279 depending if you want a small (which can accommodate up to a 13-inch laptop), medium, or large size (which can handle a 17-inch notebook). You get what you pay for, and the company’s products are impeccable.

The Bolt has a designated, laptop compartment for a Mac notebook, PC laptop, Surface Pro, or other device. The gadget is accessible through a quick-access zipper, which speeds up things when you pass through TSA airport security.

The Bolt is designed to accommodate everything for short business trips without the need for an extra bag. Ergonomically-designed straps distribute weight evenly for...

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10:09
Perhaps the TiVO Roamio can serve as inspiration for...

The TiVo Roamio (love the name) OTA 1TB is a great gadget to watchlive, recorded, on-demand and over-the-top television. Perhaps Apple should be "inspired" by some of its features and include them in an high end version of its Apple TV set-top box. 

The $399.99 Roamio offers a host of cool DVR features combined with favorite streaming services. It’s sorta like an Apple TV, Roku and cable box rolled into one. 

With four tuners and 1TB of storage, the OTA 1TB can access and record up to 150 hours of high-definition programming and up to four shows at once, from popular local networks including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, PBS and Univision, where available with an HD antenna. The TiVo Roamio OTA 1TB also gives users access to their content and subscriptions from video services such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Instant Video and YouTube, among others. An Apple TV DVR with such features and storage would be perfect for storing movies purchased on iTunes. 

We have multiple...

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10:08
Apple adds 37 new banks and credit unions to the the...

Apple has added 37 new banks and credit unions to the the list of financial institutions supporting Apple Pay. You can find the list here (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204916).

The mobile payment system is now available in the U.S., Canada, the UK, Australia, China, France, Singapore, and Switzerland. Apple has hinted that Spain is also in line to get Apple Pay at some point this year (Spain currently supports it for Amex only). CEO Tim Cook also recently spoke about plans to bring the mobile payment system to India, while France, Japan and Brazil are also expected to add Apple Pay support in the near future.

Also, at June’s Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple said it would be brining online payments to iOS 10 and macOS Sierra through a new "Pay with...

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10:00
As emoji grow more popular, the “language” also...

  • Emoji in iOS 10.

    Andrew Cunningham

Emoji have become important. They’ve permeated our conversations and our messaging apps and our popular culture to a degree that no one could have anticipated just a few years ago, and when your phone or computer gets an update, new emoji are often featured prominently in the release notes or even announced in their own...

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10:00
Instagram adds event video channels to the '...

Instagram wants you to know it's more than just photos; it's about videos too. That's why the app has been investing quite a bit in surfacing them more in its Explore tab. Earlier this year, it added a video channel for easier to find clips and furth...

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10:00
Rumor: iPhone 7 could have a 256GB top storage tier

It will be SO nice when Apple finally has its event to announce the newest iPhone, since the rumor mills are running overtime right now. Those wacky folks at DigiTimes are citing industry sources and saying that the iPhone 7 (or whatever it's called) will come in a 256GB version

DigiTimes is actually the third site to report this news; Taiwanese research firm TrendForce and website MyDrivers have both conjectured about a bigger storage tier for the iPhone 7 in the past. DigiTimes says that "NAND flash vendors have increased chip prices citing strong demand for new smartphones particularly the iPhone 7 featuring up to 256GB of storage, according to industry sources."

The increased top storage tier is good news for those who use their iPhones to store mass quantities of photos, videos and other media. In July, the Wall Street Journal reported that the bottom end capacity for the iPhone 7...

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09:59
AT&T boosting data plans, dropping overage...

Carriers often try to attract switchers and new subscribers during new iPhone season, and AT&T is doing its part today by upgrading its mobile plans with some modest data upgrades at reduced costs. AT&T is also announcing that its new plans no longer include overage charges for exceeding data caps. AT&T subscribers won’t automatically be moved to these new plans, so current customers will want to compare these new rates and potentially save money with more data.

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09:46
Intel pushes USB-C as 3.5mm jack replacement, touts...

The seemingly inevitable demise of the legacy 3.5-millimeter headphone jack has placed the technology world in need of a successor, and Intel this week laid out its case as to why it thinks the reversible USB-C port is the best option for accessory makers.

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09:35
How imperfections could bring down the world’s most...

The opening photo of this long article is fantastic. I saw David many years ago in Florence and was absolutely captivated by the statue.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:30
9to5Toys Last Call: LG 34” UltraWide Display $310,...

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09:30
Kanye West, incest and Twitter's First...

NSFW Warning: This story may contain links to and descriptions or images of explicit sexual acts.

On Nov. 11th, 2014, Kim Kardashian's ass broke the internet. Her iconic posterior, photographed by Jean-Paul Goude, graced the cover of Paper magazin...

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09:19
Retailer Target pins missed financial goals on...

Target's executives revealed in an earnings conference call that Apple sales at their stores dropped 20 percent, calling it one of the major reasons for missing earnings guidance, and forcing a revision for the next quarter as well.

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09:10
∞ Apple’s Black Hat presentation

It’s great they made the video available.

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09:07
EE's Max handset plans include free EU roaming...

EE hasn't done a great deal to mix up its tariff options this year, and you know what that means. Correct... we've got a complicated new pricing structure to chew through. The carrier has revamped its pay-monthly handset plans specifically, splitting...

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09:02
Uber takes legal action over new rules in London

In January, it decided against imposing a five-minute wait time for rides on customers of services such as Uber, which allows customers to book and pay for a taxi on their smartphones, but said that it would bring in measures including compulsory language tests.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:00
Sway design tips and new templates

Sway just passed its one-year mark, and we are very inspired to see millions of users from all over the globe using Sway in their work and personal lives. We hope to serve even more people by delivering on our promise to make it effortless to create and share content with colleagues, family and friends.

To achieve this goal, our team takes user feedback to heart—constantly testing and iterating on our user experience. Since we’ve received numerous requests to show you how to navigate through Sway’s style features, we thought it would be helpful to publish some tips to help you make the most out of Sway.

Remix

First, let’s begin with our new Portfolio template as a sample Sway. Sway templates start you off with a color palette, layout and sample content. If you like the first combination you see, you can...

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09:00
Google for Education gets a host of updates as the...

Google's Chromebook has been particularly successful in the education market -- and that's helped drive its broader software platform, Google for Education. It's similar to the business offerings Google offers, with access to Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Sli...

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09:00
Intel To Manufacture Rival ARM Chips In Mobile Push

An anonymous reader writes: Chip maker Intel has entered an unlikely partnership with British semiconductor firm ARM in an effort to boost opportunities for its foundry business. The licensing agreement, which was confirmed at the Intel Development Forum in San Francisco, means that from 2017 Intel's Custom Foundry will manufacture ARM chips -- used by smartphone giants such as Apple, Qualcomm and Samsung. On the announcement of its latest earnings report, Intel was clear to highlight a shift in focus, away from the traditional PC market, to emerging areas such as the Internet of Things and mobile -- a sector dominated by one-time arch rival ARM. It seems that Intel has now decided to surrender to the latter's prominence in the field.


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08:59
Pandora 2.0.10 - Desktop app for the music streaming...

With the Pandora Desktop Application, you can play your Pandora stations right from your desktop.

Version 2.0.10:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.4 or later
  • Adobe AIR
  • PandoraOne account



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08:58
Happy Hour Podcast 080 | Apple TV guide, Apple Watch...

This week Benjamin and Zac catch up on new Apple exec interviews, Apple TV’s rumored guide feature, Apple Watch 2 plans, iPhone 7 details, 2017/2018 iPad rumors, and the latest MacBook details. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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08:40
FreedomPop offers unlimited WhatsApp chats in over...

Don't want to pay a fortune for mobile service, but can't stand the thought of being unable to message your friends? FreedomPop thinks it can help. The sometimes-free carrier has launched an offer that gives you free, unlimited WhatsApp messaging i...

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08:38
256GB Storage Rumor Gaining Steam as iPhone 7 Launch...

iPhone users that elect not to use iCloud storage will be pleased to learn that another source has thrown its weight behind at least one iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus model having 256GB of flash storage.

DigiTimes, citing industry sources, is the latest to claim the iPhone 7 will feature up to 256GB of storage, corroborating previous reports from Chinese website MyDrivers and Taiwanese research firm TrendForce.NAND flash vendors have increased chip prices citing strong demand for new smartphones particularly the iPhone 7...

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08:35
About the security content of OS X El Capitan v10.11...

This document describes the security content of OS X El Capitan v10.11.4 and Security Update 2016-002.

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08:30
TfL slides into your Twitter DMs with weekend travel...

In an extension to its partnership with Twitter, Transport for London (TfL) has announced a new pilot that will send a direct message every Thursday that will warn of weekend closures and maintenance on the city's travel routes.

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08:20
Twitter and YouTube wouldn't delete an...

Internet giants have been increasingly willing to take down extremist content, but their previous reluctance is coming back to haunt them. The UK recently convicted radical cleric Anjem Choudary (and co-defendant Mohammed Rahman) of rallying support...

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08:16
Rumors: Apple orders 10nm TSMC 'A11' chips...

As expected, TSMC has secured orders to produce 10-nanometer "A11" processors for next year's iPhones, according to sources. Separate sources meanwhile hinted on Wednesday that this year's "iPhone 7" will indeed have up to 256 gigabytes of storage.

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08:07
Apple Security Presentation from

Ivan Krstić did an amazing presentation at the 2016 Black Hat in Vegas, which I’ve thrown here: us-16-Krstic. Great content around iOS Security, under the hood. Encryption, webkit hardening, secure enclave processing, key bags, master keys, data at rest security, updates, data protection, synchronization security, keychains, iCloud, backup, key vaults, aaaaannnnnnnddddddd Bounties for uncovering vulnerabilities! Great stuff!

The post Apple Security Presentation from appeared first on krypted.com.

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08:00
Daily Deal: The Mac User's Photography Bundle...

Snapheal CK at work, getting rid of powerlines! 

We're living in a great time for photography. Take a digital photograph that would have been tossed into the trash can a decade ago, and now we have amazing Mac apps with which to fix, enhance, and stylize those photos into breathtaking images. Today's Daily Deal is just what every Mac-owning photographer needs: a bundle of nine top photography apps for OS X for just $29.99.

What do you get in this bargain bundle of goodness? Do you have the time to read all of these descriptions? Here we go!

Snapheal CK

  • Erase extra objects & fix imperfections
  • Use the smart pixel identifications algorithm & cutting edge technologies to solve your photo problems
  • Fix blemishes &...
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08:00
Can big data and AI fix our criminal-justice crisis?

America, land of the free. Yeah, right. Tell that to the nearly 7 million people incarcerated in the US prison system. The United States holds the dubious distinction of having the highest per capita incarceration rate of any nation on the planet --...

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07:49
iTunes 12.5 and iOS 10 music app add lyrics to song...

Kirk McElhearn walks you through the process of showing lyrics on your Mac and iOS device. Love this.

Lyrics have been part of iTunes for a long time. Here’s Kirk on what’s new here:

You have always been able to add lyrics to files in iTunes, but iTunes didn’t display them other than in the Info window. On iOS, you could display them by tapping album artwork, if you had added lyrics to your files. So what’s new is the display in iTunes, in the Up Next popup, or in the MiniPlayer.

In addition, iTunes and iOS will now search for lyrics that you haven’t added to your tracks. This is new, and involves some sort of licensing, most likely with Gracenote.

So it’s a pretty big deal.

Agreed.

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07:49
News: Apple’s assembly sites in China hit zero-waste...

Apple has reached one of its biggest environmental goals in China, bringing all 14 of its final assembly sites into zero-waste compliance, the company said in a press release. All waste from the facilities is now either reused, recycled, composted or burned to create power. The company also announced a commitment from supplier Lens Technology to run its Apple operations on entirely renewable energy by 2018, making an “unprecedented” power…

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07:45
Deal with Cash Money (Drake’s label) expands Apple’s...

Bloomberg:

Apple Inc., the world’s richest company, is making a documentary with Cash Money Records, one of the world’s most successful hip-hop labels.

Cash Money is home to Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Drake, with whom Apple already has an exclusive deal. Co-founder Bryan Williams, who performs under the stage name Birdman, posted a picture to his Instagram account on Tuesday alongside Larry Jackson, the head of Apple’s original music content, with both executives holding their chins pensively. The photo celebrated Apple agreeing to fund a documentary for the label, according to people familiar with the deal. It is not, as many had speculated after the photo, an agreement to secure all of Cash Money’s new albums exclusively, the people said.

This is Apple continuing to dip their toes in the water.

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07:45
BBC picks new weather partner after 93 years with...

Although it's been almost a year since the BBC announced its 93-year partnership with the Met Office was coming to an end, the broadcaster didn't have replacement lined up at the time. During those months, it has considered bids from various new prov...

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07:45
Intel praises killer USB-C audio features in war...

You may like your earbuds and its 3.5mm jack, but you’ll downright love USB-C headphones, Intel says. At the company’s IDF developer conference in San Francisco, Intel’s once again pushing hard for mobile devices to ditch analog audio and embrace feature-filled digital headsets.

Replacing the vaunted 3.5mm jack has evolved into a contentious issue ever since rumors surfaced that Apple would use a lightning connector for audio in the next iPhone. Similarly to the passion that surrounds Windows XP and...

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07:41
Apple Pay's August expansion surge continues...

Apple continues pushing forward with its deployment of the Apple Pay service, adding 37 new banks and credit unions to the already expansive list of supporting financial institutions.

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07:40
Apple steps up environmental efforts in China

Apple doesn’t talk about its supply chain very often, but the company does love to tout its environmental efforts. On Tuesday, Apple announced that its supplier Lens Technology has committed to using 100 percent renewable energy to manufacture glass for Apple, by the end of 2018.

Lens Technology is expected to use wind power to reach this goal. Currently, it produces glass for Apple at two factories in Changsha, Human province, in southern China. By using clean wind power, the firm will avoid releasing nearly 450,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide each year.

“We want to show the world that you can manufacture responsibly and we’re working alongside our suppliers to help them lower their environmental impact in China,” said Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, in a press...

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07:39
Rumor: Apple won’t use “iPhone 7 Pro” name for next-...

According to the current rumors, the “iPhone 7 Pro” monicker may never come to be.

A number of sources have said that Apple is following this name scheme to avoid confusion of having back-to-back iPhones with “S” in the name, even though the iPhone 7 will largely be a minor update over the iPhone 6s.

The new report nixes the additional third tier/”Pro” name, which had been a rumored dual-lens alternative to the single-lens “iPhone 7 Plus” that had been mentioned months ago. The less-powerful camera option was said to be created by Apple as a fallback in case the dual-lens technology didn’t pan out. Now that everything seems to be going well for the company in this area, and mockups have repeatedly shown a dual-lens camera enclosure, it makes sense for Apple to revert to the...

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07:38
Facebook opens up Messenger to ad bots

Right now, Facebook lets Messenger bots from brands like Expedia and HP help you make a purchase, but they can't try to sell you a new product. However, a policy change means those automated assistants will soon be able to send subscription messages,...

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07:35
OmniFocus 2.6.2 - GTD task manager with iOS...

OmniFocus helps you manage your tasks the way that you want, freeing you to focus your attention on the things that matter to you most.

Capturing tasks and ideas is always a keyboard shortcut away in OmniFocus 2. Clip data from Mail, Safari, Messages, or third-party apps. Bring up Quick Entry to file away an idea before it drifts away; it's always at your fingertips, waiting for more.

OmniFocus comes in two feature levels: Standard, available for $39.99; and Pro, available for $79.99.



Version 2.6.2:

  • [Encryption] Made changes to significantly reduce the likelyhood of a “No Key in Slot” error. For more information on recovering from this error should it occur, please see this support article.
  • [Repetition] Fixed a problem where repeating items could be corrupted when edited on multiple devices.
  • [Large Databases] Made changes to reduce OmniFocus’ memory footprint when reading your database from disk....
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07:35
Apple to boost China investments as demand slows

Reuters:

Apple Inc will boost its investment in China, one of its largest but increasingly challenging markets, and build its first Asia-Pacific research and development center in the country, Chief Executive Tim Cook said on Tuesday.

Cook made the pledge during a trip to China, at least his second in four months, as demand for Apple’s iPhones has plummeted in the world’s second-largest economy and the government remains wary about foreign technology.

Apple’s new research and development center will be built by the end of the year, Cook told Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, one of China’s most senior officials, according to CCTV, the official Chinese state broadcaster.

The center will unite Apple’s engineering and operations teams in China and is also intended to deepen the company’s ties to partners and universities, it said in a statement.

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07:34
TunesKit launches a DRM removal solution to remove...

TunesKit Studio has debuted TunesKit Apple Music Converter, a new DRM removal product for Mac OS X and Windows. It allows you to remove DRM from any Apple Music track and old iTunes M4P songs.

TunesKit Apple Music Converter can convert the DRM-ed Apple Music files from M4P to DRM-free MP3, AAC, WAV, M4A, M4B and FLAC while preserving the original ID tags and metadata, including track number, title, artist, album, genre and duration, etc. By striping DRM from Apple Music songs with this powerful DRM cracker, Apple Music users can freely transfer the unprotected Apple Music songs, albums and playlists to any device to enjoy, including the iPod, Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony, Lenovo, Zune, and other MP3 players, according to the folks at TunesKit.

The Apple Music converter costs $34.95 and is compatible with Mac OS X 10.8 and higher.

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07:33
TunesKit launches DRM removal solution to remove DRM...

TunesKit Studio has debuted TunesKit Apple Music Converter (http://tinyurl.com/h7fytx6), a new DRM removal product for Mac OS X and Windows. It allows you to remove DRM from any Apple Music track and old iTunes M4P songs.

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07:31
Apple earns a dollar per customer per day

Solid read, based on analysis by Horace Dediu.

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07:26
One Chat for Mac OS X is a new, all-in-one chat/...

AppYogi Software has introduced One Chat 1.0, their new social networking app developed for Mac OS X. It’s designed to combine chat and messaging services into one simple app.

One Chat gives mobile users the opportunity to access their WhatsApp, FaceBook Messenger, Telegram, Skype, Slack messages. Users can read and reply to messaging chats via their Macs, create new groups, get all their notifications in one place, share photos and videos without having to shuffle them between the phone and the computer; and do all this on a large, easily readable screen without issue.

One Chat can be configured using a unique QR code that will be displayed in the One Chat app itself. Once that has been scanned on to a Mac, the user can access their WhatsApp and other messaging content on the computer directly.

One Chat requires Mac OS X Yosemite or El Capitan. It costs $19.99 and is available at...

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07:23
AppYogi introduces One Chat for Mac OS X

AppYogi Software (http://tinyurl.com/gnxqog2) has introduced One Chat 1.0, their new social networking app developed for Mac OS X. It’s designed to combine chat and messaging services into one simple app.

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07:19
Konami strikes out on its own for 'Metal Gear...

Thought you'd heard the last from the Metal Gear franchise? Despite creator Hideo Kojima's departure from Konami to form his own studio, Kojima Productions, Konami has been hard at work on its own entry into the long-running series: Metal Gear Surviv...

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07:18
∞ Microsoft: What’s a computer? Just ask Cortana.

[VIDEO] A few week’s ago, Apple put out this iPad Pro commercial, notably asking the question, “What’s a Computer?”

Microsoft has an answer, a new commercial (shown in the main post) that reminds me of the “I’m a Mac. And I’m a PC” ads of a decade ago, though this time with the roles reversed.

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07:12
Intel expects USB-C could help kill the 3.5mm audio...

Stephen Shankland, writing for CNET:

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco on Tuesday, Intel architects Brad Saunders and Rahman Ismail sketched out a coming USB audio standard that could help push the 3.5mm jack aside. The new specification, due this quarter, adds features to ensure a USB headphone doesn’t drain too much battery power and defines how buttons for pausing music or lowering volume work.

This is an interesting fork in the road for the 3.5mm audio jack. One rumored path is the elimination of the 3.5mm jack from the upcoming iPhone 7, in combination with a potential lightning to 3.5mm headset adapter for legacy headsets.

This UDB-C push would be another path, another adapter for legacy headsets.

Seems to me, all roads lead to wireless headphones as the future. The short term is the replacement cycle, similar to what we went through with the elimination of the floppy drive, the CD/DVD drive, and the changeover to the lightning cable....

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07:08
Apple Mail Add-On MailButler Presents The New...

Feingeist Software has upgraded MailButler, the Apple Mail add-on for Mac OS X.

Version 6407 introduces a Unsubscribe feature. Now, if a MailButler user doesn't want to receive a newsletter anymore, he or she just needs to press the unsubscribe button, which appears at the top of the email. MailButler will automatically unsubscribe the user from that newsletter.

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07:04
Intel Touts USB-C as Future of Digital Audio as...

While the consensus is that Apple will remove the 3.5mm headphone jack on new iPhones unveiled next month, in favor of an all-in-one Lightning connector for audio output, charging, and accessory connectivity, Intel continues to position USB-C as the open standard of the future for digital audio.

At IDF 2016 this week, CNET reports that Intel architect Brad Saunders addressed the USB Type-C Digital Audio specification due this quarter, noting that its...

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07:03
News: Report: Apple going with ‘iPhone 7’ name for...

Citing a “reliable information source,” Macotakara is reporting that the new iPhone coming next month will be called “iPhone 7” despite months of speculation that the company would hold back that designation as it moves from a two-year to a three-year refresh cycle. The report also claims the expected dual-camera model will be named “iPhone 7 Plus,” backing previous reports that rumors of an “iPhone Pro”…

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07:00
Kobo's new Aura One e-reader is big and...

Whether you read before bed, in the bathtub, during your commute or at the beach, Kobo wants to be there for you. The e-reader maker just released the $229 Aura One, a 7.8-inch waterproof slate that features a colored backlight for better nighttime r...

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06:58
AKVIS Retoucher 8 for Mac OS X adds new photo...

AKVIS (www.akvis.com) has announced AKVIS Retoucher 8 for Mac OS X (10.6 and higher). fThe new version offers an image retouching mode for correcting small defects, the History Brush tool, new setting options, support for 4k and 5k displays, and other important changes.

AKVIS Retoucher is a tool for photo restoration and photo retouching. The software heals damaged parts of a photo, removes scratches, stains, and other defects.

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06:57
Apple Pay comes to dozens of additional U.S. banks...

Apple has added a second round of new Apple Pay banks and credit union partners in the United States for the month of August. These are the latest banks to work with Apple’s mobile payment service:

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06:56
Steam 1.5 - Multiplayer and communications platform...

Steam is a digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer and communications platform developed by Valve Corporation. It is used to distribute a large number of games and related media entirely over the Internet, from small independent efforts to larger, more popular games. Steam is set apart from similar services primarily by its community features, completely automated game update process, and its use of in-game functionality.

Features

  • Instantly access your favorite games - Over 1,100 games are available to purchase, download, and play from any computer. Check out the new releases, indie hits, casual favorites and everything in between.
  • Join the Steam Community - Find someone to play with, meet up with friends, connect with groups of similar interests, and host and join chats, matches, and tournaments.
  • Chat with your friends while gaming - See when your friends...
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06:54
Apple opens iTunes carrier billing to Japan,...

Apple has launched carrier billing options in Japan, giving residents there an alternative to using credit or gift cards when making purchases from iTunes, Apple Music, or the App Store.

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06:53
FreedomPop’s new SIM offers unlimited WhatsApp usage...

Carrier FreedomPop has long been trying to tempt wireless users to its low-cost services by offering free and low-cost data and voice packages. Today, the company sweetens the deal with the launch of a new WhatsApp SIM that offers free unlimited access to the messaging app without a data plan.

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06:52
Kool Tools: Xtreme video drones

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

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06:49
Apple and environmental progress in China

From the linked official Apple press release:

Apple® today announced a significant commitment by major supplier Lens Technology to run its Apple operations on entirely renewable energy. This unprecedented commitment, combined with zero waste compliance from all final assembly sites, furthers Apple’s efforts to help manufacturers lower their carbon footprint and reduce waste in China, helping to advance China’s transition to a new green economy.

Lens Technology has committed to power all of its glass production for Apple with 100 percent renewable energy by the end of 2018, as part of Apple’s industry-leading supply chain clean energy program announced last year. Lens is the first supplier to make a clean energy commitment for all of its Apple production, and will meet its goal through an unprecedented power purchase agreement with local wind projects.

Lens Technology is the first Chinese supplier to sign such a power purchase agreement, a notable first step in...

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06:46
Automatic’s latest car adapter includes subscription...

In a move that seems tailor-made for parents who want to ensure their kids are driving safely when they borrow the car, the latest car adapter from Automatic logs driving style even when you’re not in the car. Data is transmitted via a built-in 3G connection, with no data plan or subscription required …

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06:45
Fitbit's new Charge 2 and Flex 2 wearables leak

Fitbit's Charge and Flex sports trackers are two and three years old, respectively, so a recent trademark listing stoked rumors that new models would come soon. We can now see what the Flex 2 and Charge 2 probably look like, thanks to a leak from Tec...

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06:41
Most people believe free Wi-Fi networks are dangerous

Free public Wi-Fi stats from American ITRC (Identity Theft Resource Center) show that 78.5% of people who connect to publically available Internet networks believe that using public Wi-Fi can lead to identity theft. Yet only 26.7% percent use VPN, the most reliable tool for personal online protection that encrypts all traffic between Internet and device into a secure tunnel.
 

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06:37
Uber takes legal action against TfL over new taxi...

It's safe to say that Uber isn't particularly happy with the changes to London's private hire regulations. The Transport for London (TfL) board approved new measures earlier this year, but only recently did the authority publish the finer details, wh...

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06:34
Apple’s Reliability Director is going to Tesla to...

With some high profile exceptions, it is generally accepted that Apple ships some of the most reliable high-tech products out there – at least if you believe the customer satisfaction reports. Things are far murkier for Tesla in that department, especially at its relatively early age. more…

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06:33
Apple partnering with Cash Money Records on an...

Apple has entered into an agreement with Cash Money Records — whose artists include Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Young Money and Birdman — to create a documentary about Cash Money and Birdman, which will air exclusively on Apple Music, reports Bloomberg. However, the deal is NOT an agreement to secure all of Cash Money's new albums exclusively, the article adds, quoting unnamed “people familiar with the deal.”

Apple has previously worked with with Drake in the past. His latest album, Views, was an Apple Music exclusive for a week when it launched in April.

The Cash Money Records documentary would mark another step in Apple's effort to develop television programming. It has signed up Gwyneth Paltrow, Gary Vaynerchuk and will.i.am as judges for its Planet of the Apps reality show, which will see app developers...

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06:32
News: Apple making a documentary with hip-hop label...

Apple is making a documentary with Cash Money Records, home to hip-hop stars like Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Drake, Bloomberg reports. Cash Money co-founder Bryan Williams posted a picture of himself standing alongside Larry Jackson, the head of Apple’s original music content, to celebrate the new deal. People familiar with the arrangement said Apple is funding a documentary about the label, not securing all of Cash Money’s new albums…

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06:22
Apple to open its first retail store in Austria

As noted by 9to5Mac, Austrian newspaper derStandard is reporting that Apple is close to finalizing contracts to open its first Apple Store in the country. It will be located on the upmarket shopping street Kärntner Straße in Vienna, but no opening date is mentioned in the article.

Kärntner Straße (pictured) is the most famous shopping street in central Vienna. It runs from the Stephansplatz out to the Wiener Staatsoper at Karlsplatz on the Ringstraße. The first record of Kärntner Straße is from 1257, as Strata Carintianorum, which refers to its importance as a trade route to the southern province of Carinthia.

With the opening of the store, Apple will have 488 retail stores in 21 countries and an online store available in 39 countries.

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06:15
Microsoft back to mocking the iPad in its latest...

Microsoft has a lot of form for using Surface ads to make fun of the iPad, even if it has to mislead to do so. More recently, it seemed to be targeting Macs rather than iPads, but its...

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06:14
Rumor: The ‘iPhone 7’ won’t come in a ‘pro’ version

Despite earlier rumors, the upcoming iPhone upgrade will simply be dubbed the “iPhone 7” and “iPhone 7 Plus.” There won’t be an “iPhone 7 Pro,” according to a Macotakara report — as noted by AppleInsider. I agree.

The higher-end smartphone is expected to have a dual lens camera. Depending on which rumor you believe, the next gen iPhone will be waterproof, dustproof, and support wireless charging.

According to the global research firm TrendForce, the major hardware highlights include expanded storage for all models and dual-camera specifically for the 5.5-inch model. The iPhone 7 — pictured here in fanciful mock-ups — will be generally consistent with its predecessor appearance-wise, according to the...

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06:02
External Link: Tekserve Auctioning Historic Mac...

Legendary New York City Apple shop Tekserve has closed its doors for retail business and will be auctioning off items from the store on 23 August 2016. The jewel of the auction will be Tekserve’s Macintosh collection, which is valued at between $12,000 and $14,000. The collection of 35 computers includes a first-generation Macintosh signed by Steve Wozniak, a NeXTCube, a 20th Anniversary Macintosh, an original iMac, a G4 Cube, and more. The collection also includes miscellaneous other bits of technology, like cameras, radios, and typewriters.

 

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Apple MFi-Certified Lightning...

For Wednesday’s iLounge Deal, we’re offering a three-pack of Apple MFi-Certified Lightning Cables for only $21.99 — that’s 61% off the regular price. These are official Apple cables, and in this deal you’ll get three for one great price, giving you extra for charging your iPhone, iPad, or iPod on the go or at home, work, and school.

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05:56
Apple announces 'significant'...

Apple has announced a “significant commitment” by major supplier Lens Technology to run its Apple operations on entirely renewable energy. This unprecedented commitment, combined with zero waste compliance from all final assembly sites, furthers Apple’s efforts to help manufacturers lower their carbon footprint and reduce waste in China, helping to advance China’s transition to a new green economy, according to Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives.

Lens Technology has committed to power all of its glass production for Apple with 100% renewable energy by the end of 2018, as part of Apple’s supply chain clean energy program announced last year. Lens is the first supplier to make a clean energy commitment for all of its Apple production, and will meet its goal through an unprecedented power purchase agreement with local wind projects, says Jackson.

Lens Technology engages in the research and development, production, and sale...

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05:50
Apple says all 14 final assembly sites in China now...

Apple has announced that all 14 of its final assembly plants in China are now zero-waste compliant, meaning that none of the waste is sent to landfill. Waste products are instead recycled, re-used, composted or burned to generate energy.

Typically, paper and cardboard are sent to paper mills for recycling, glass & metal is melted for re-use, plastic is recycled into packaging materials and food is composted …

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05:48
'iPhone 7' expected to continue Apple...

This September's expected debut of the iPhone won't see a change in Apple's existing naming patterns, with a recent report denying the existence of the "iPhone 7 Pro," and declaring that the new models will simply be called the "iPhone 7" and "iPhone 7 Plus."

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05:47
Apple announces environmental progress in China

Apple has announced a “significant commitment” by major supplier Lens Technology to run its Apple operations on entirely renewable energy. This unprecedented commitment, combined with zero waste compliance from all final assembly sites, furthers Apple’s efforts to help manufacturers lower their carbon footprint and reduce waste in China, helping to advance China’s transition to a new green economy, according to Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives.

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05:42
New Report Confirms 'iPhone 7' and '...

The assumed names of this year's iPhone lineup -- "iPhone 7" and "iPhone 7 Plus" -- have been confirmed by "reliable sources" speaking with Japanese site Mac Otakara. The sources said that Apple is following this name scheme to avoid confusion of having back-to-back iPhones with "S" in the name, even though the iPhone 7 will largely be a minor update over the iPhone 6s.

The new report nixes the chance for an additional third tier "iPhone 7 Pro," which was a rumored dual-lens alternative to the single-lens "iPhone 7 Plus" early in the rumor cycle. The less-powerful camera option was said to be created by Apple as a fallback in case the dual-lens technology didn't pan out. Now that everything seems to be...

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05:34
First Apple Store in Austria on the way, says paper...

Austrian newspaper derStandard is reporting that Apple is close to finalizing contracts to open its first Apple Store in the country, on the upmarket shopping street Kärntner Straße in Vienna. Kärntner Straße (shown below) is described as ‘a magnet for international brands,’ with most major retail chains having a presence there.

The company is said to be taking over the flagship premises occupied by fashion company Esprit …

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05:15
Tekserve closes fabled New York store, will auction...

An amazing collection of Apple and Mac history is going on the auction block next month.

Tekserve, once the go-to third-party repair shop for Apple products in New York City, announced last month that it would be closing shop on August 15 after being in business since 1987. Now that Tekserve has officially closed shop, Apple fans will have the opportunity to purchase some museum-worthy vintage Apple and NeXT gear through auction.

An assortment of the auction items are valued at relatively low prices and there’s even a Tekserve store sign up for grabs.

Some of the more interesting items up for auction include a melted Macintosh that the repair shop kept, several Think Different Apple posters from the iconic ad campaign, an iPod mini...

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05:00
Intel licenses ARM to use chip manufacturing capacity

Intel has announced that it’s licensing technology from rival ARM Holdings Plc.

The two chipmakers unveiled the agreement Tuesday at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. The accord will let Intel offer third-party semiconductor companies its most advanced 10-nanometer production lines for manufacturing the complex chips usually used in smartphones.

Intel, which receives most of its profits from its processor business, has failed to gain ground in the emerging smartphone market, which until now has been dominated by ARM. Under Chief Executive Officer Brian Krzanich, Intel is trying to persuade other chipmakers to use its factories for their production. Adding licenses for ARM’s technology could open up that business to fabricating chips based on those designs for companies...

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05:00
The Growing Scourge of Cyberbullying, Part 2


The digitization of everything has decreased the degrees of separation between everyone. While that interconnectedness has solved many problems, old and new, digitization has worsened one age-old problem: bullying. An online bullying epidemic is now pushing parents, teens, teachers and technology companies to try even harder to mitigate the misery inflicted on its victims.
The connection between bullying and suicide is deeper than once believed, an updated report from the American Academy of Pediatrics indicates. Suicide was identified as the No. 2 cause of teen deaths.

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04:58
Review: LimeLens smartphone lenses

By Jennifer Sellers

Smartphones have become the every day go to camera of choice, especially when there are so many photo apps out there such as Instagram and SnapChat. With the demand on smartphone cameras growing, it is no surprise that innovative minds have come together to create camera lenses for our smartphones.

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04:44
‘Reliable source’ says this year’s iPhone will...

With everyone (ourselves included) using the term ‘iPhone 7’ to refer to this year’s iPhone, it can be easy to forget that the name isn’t a given. With the new iPhone expected to be only a minor iteration on the iPhone 6/6s design-wise – effectively a second ‘S’ year – there have been suggestions that Apple might use some other naming scheme to reflect the fact.

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04:34
Delivery Status 6.2.3 - Check delivery status of...

Delivery Status displays delivery status of packages for a variety of shipment services.

Can't wait for your packages to arrive? Don't waste your time checking the site constantly, just open this all-in-one delivery tracker and enter your order number or tracking number. The status will update automatically for you, and even count down the days! It also works with Growl to give you pop-up message, email notifications, and more, whenever your package status changes.

Delivery Status lets you track your deliveries from:

  • Adobe.com (US and Canada)
  • Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.co.jp, Amazon.de, Amazon.at, and Amazon.fr
  • Apple.com (including all international stores)
  • Aramex
  • Canada Post (Postes Canada)
  • DHL (US, Germany, and GlobalMail)
  • DPD (Germany)
  • FedEx and FedEx SmartPost
  • GLS Germany
  • Google Checkout
  • Hermes Logistik Gruppe (HLG, Germany)...
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04:32
External Link: Developer Survey Dings Mac App Store

DevMate, a development and distribution platform for Mac developers, conducted a survey of 679 Mac developers to get their thoughts on the Mac App Store. Interestingly, 42 percent of respondents sell on both the Mac App Store and outside of it; however, those who sell both ways see roughly equivalent revenue from both channels. Overall, developers were overwhelmingly negative in their appraisal of the Mac App Store, leading to astonishingly low Net Promoter Score ratings. What ticks developers off the most? The Mac App Store’s unclear and unwieldy review process, the 30 percent transaction fees, the lack of upgrades and trials, and no two-way communication with customers. If only an interviewer would ask Tim Cook about these findings!

 

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04:23
Unmarked Software serves up TextSoap 8.1 for Mac OS X

Unmarked Software has updated TextSoap, its Mac OS X productivity tool designed to automate the tedious task of manually cleaning up text, to version 8.1.



The software processes text from different formats. Version 8.1 brings user interface improvements and adds new options for all find and replace fields, either in the text editor window or with custom cleaners.

The upgrade is free to all TextSoap 8 customers. Customers may either update from within the app or directly download the update from Unmarked Software's website (www.unmarked.com). For new users the cost is $44.99.

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04:19
Kool Tools: Nesta ceramic line of audio gear

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

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04:16
As Apple expected to adopt Lightning for audio,...

With Apple looking all but certain to be dropping the 3.5mm headphone socket in favor of audio via the Lightning socket of the iPhone 7, Intel backs the move to digital audio but suggests Apple is using the wrong connector, at least in its iOS devices.

The chipmaker has announced that it will be adding digital audio to the USB-C spec later this year, reports CNET, and that this will be ‘the right connector for audio’ …

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03:59
Intel enters licensing technology deal with ARM...

Intel has announced a licensing technology deal with rival ARM Holdings. The two chipmakers, whose designs and technology dominate in computing and mobile, unveiled the agreement Tuesday at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco.

The accord will let Intel offer third-party semiconductor companies its most advanced 10-nanometer production lines for manufacturing the complex chips usually used in smartphones. Currently, Apple produces custom-designed ARM-based chips manufactured by companies like Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. However, with Intel and ARM's new licensing deal, Apple (and other manufacturers) could decide to use Intel to fabricate its chips. 

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03:49
The 2017 iPhone Supply Chain adds two new players...

Apple has recently added Chipbond Technology and MJC Probe (MPI) as new supply chain players related to the 2017 iPhone. The two Taiwan-based companies have both entered Apple's supply chain by working with TSMC.

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03:18
Microsoft OneNote 15.25 - Free digital notebook.

OneNote is your very own digital notebook. With OneNote, you can capture that flash of genius, that moment of inspiration, or that list of errands that's too important to forget. Whether you're at home, in the office or on the go, your notes travel with you. And you can share your notes and collaborate with others, across multiple devices!

Here are some more ideas on how to use OneNote:

  • Capture rich notes for classwork, meetings, or research
  • Keep track of your shopping list and mark items off wherever you are
  • Create an itinerary and keep track of your travel plans for your next big vacation
  • Take pictures of receipts and bills to remove some of the paper clutter
  • Collaborate and share ideas with your team
  • Research items and prices to make the best purchasing decision
  • Keep and edit all of your notes



Version 15.25:

Note: Now requires a 64-bit...

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03:10
Default Folder X 5.0.6b5 - Enhances Open and Save...

Default Folder X attaches a toolbar to the right side of the Open and Save dialogs in any OS X-native application. The toolbar gives you fast access to various folders and commands. You just click on the buttons to go to your favorite and recently used folders, manage the folders and files shown in the list, and make changes to your settings. It also fixes a number of problems in Open and Save dialogs, "rebounding" to the last selected file, putting the path listing back in the top menu, and correcting bugs in scrolling column views.

Features

  • Directory assistant: You can access the contents of your recent, favorite, and open folders right from Default Folder X's toolbar.
  • Real time saving: If you're constantly saving things inside the same folder, Default Folder X can remember that folder for you.
  • Finder management: Default Folder X lets you open up or save to any Finder window...
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02:59
Macgo Blu-ray Player 2.16.16.2419 - Blu-ray player.

Macgo Blu-ray Player can bring you the most unforgettable Blu-ray experience on your Mac. Overview Macgo Mac Blu-ray Player can satisfy just about every need you could possibly have in a Blu-ray Player. It features a friendly user interface, ultrafast loading and super high quality. Besides that, it perfectly supports Blu-ray, DVD and any other media format that you want to play. It outputs video at up to 1080p high-definition quality without loss of data and frame, and allows full preservation of all audio tracks (like DTS 5.1, Dolby TrueHD Audio, etc.).

Macgo Mac Blu-ray Player is really easy to operate. You can control almost everything on the main interface with your mouse. More settings can be done by right-click on the interface while playing. Or you can change preferences in the menu on the top of the interface. Macgo Mac Blu-ray Player is the first Blu-ray player on Mac, and its uniqueness doesn't just end with that. It can support any media...

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02:52
Apple making a Documentary about Drake's Hip...

Cash Money Records is an American Hip Hop record label founded by brothers Bryan "Birdman" Williams and Ronald "Slim" Williams. The label itself has been a home to a roster of prominent hip hop artists that include Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Drake. It's now being reported that Apple...

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02:29
Duplicate Annihilator 5.8.2 - Find and delete...

Duplicate Annihilator takes on the time-consuming task of comparing the images in your iPhoto library using effective algorithms to make sure that no duplicate escapes.

Duplicate Annihilator detects:

  • Duplicates
  • Imported thumbnails
  • Imported thumbnails of faces
  • Missing image files
  • Corrupt JPEGs



Version 5.8.2:

  • Minor fixes



  • OS X 10.6 or later
  • iPhoto 5 or later



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Tuesday August 16

21:35
Apple touts environmental progress in China, says...

Apple on Tuesday announced ongoing advances in an effort to make its Chinese supply chain environmentally friendly, throwing a spotlight on Lens Technology, the first Chinese supplier to commit to a clean energy process for components manufactured for Apple products.

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20:59
KeyShade 1.0 - Free password and info manager with...

KeyShade is a password and information manager for Mac and iPhone, and offers a simple solution to a simple problem. KeyShade will make your life easier.

Features

  • Free when used as a standalone app
  • Never any ads or annoyances
  • Clean, simple, bare-bones interface--fades away into the background
  • Everything accessible via one menu
  • Strong security credentials--detailed information and flowchart available in FAQ: http://www.raynersw.com/keyshade/faq.php
  • Optional KeyShade Sync service
  • 30-day free trial of KeyShade Sync
  • KeyShade Sync is a cloud-based synchronizer and backup engine--it keeps all your devices in sync, and automatically backs up your data
  • Updates are versioned--you can roll back to any previous version of your data

KeyShade Sync is available as an...

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20:59
Mac DVDRipper Pro 6.0.6 - Copy, backup, and convert...

Mac DVDRipper Pro is the DVD backup solution that lets you protect your DVDs from scratches, save your batteries by reading your movies from your hard disk, manage your collection with just a few clicks, time-shift your rental, backup your DVD collection, and much more!

Mac DVDRipper Pro allows you to copy all your DVDs on your Mac so you can easily view them without having to spend your battery on spinning your optical drive. It analyzes the DVD and uses intelligent algorithms to ensure proper rips. It is the best at what it does, at an unbeatable price! And when using the disc image mode, you can also burn directly to another DVD from the application.

You can try it for free before buying, Mac DVDRipper Pro will work without any limitations for your first 5 rips.



Version 6.0.6:

  • Reduced memory usage
  • Added ~45 DVDs to the internal database



  • OS X 10.8 or later
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20:59
Together 3.5.15 - Store and organize all of your...

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

Features

  • Smart storage. With simple drag-and-drop functionality, Together lets you gather up images, text, bookmarks, and files for safekeeping. With built-in note-taking capabilities and easy inter-app file transfers, take control of cluttered, disorganized groups of files and restore them to a state of order and manageability.
  • Previewing and editing. Together can edit and preview a wide range of filetypes, and seamlessly incorporates QuickView for everything else. File editing is always a double-click away, and your changes are automatically synchronized.
  • Organization, optimized. If you are tired of dealing with scatterbrained systems of files and folders, Together's refreshing, iTunes-like interface will help you breathe easy. Organize...
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20:59
Shimo 4.1.2 - VPN client – for everyone.

Shimo is the most versatile VPN client for OS X and it enables really everybody to master secure network. It supports more protocols than any other VPN application out there! CiscoVPN, AnyConnect, IPSec, OpenVPN, PPTP/L2TP, Nortel and even SSH connections are no problem for Shimo.

Shimo is able to automate everything around your secure network connections: Establish connections automatically when you change your network location, execute AppleScripts on certain events or get notified about these events. This is just a very small excerpt of Shimo's capabilities. Feel free to download Shimo from our website and get a 30 days free trial before you have to buy a license!



Version 4.1.2:

  • Fixed OpenVPN custom routing
  • Fixed AnyConnect crash
  • Allow to export security credentials without master password
  • Check whether authentication is possible before connection is initiated
  • Replaced recommended VPN...
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20:59
Capture One 9.2.1.19 - RAW workflow software.

Capture One is a professional RAW converter offering you ultimate image quality with accurate colors and incredible detail from more than 300 high-end cameras -- straight out of the box. It offers state-of-the-art tethered capture, powerful digital asset management, extensive adjustment tools and a flexible workflow.

With an updated processing engine, market-leading performance and powerful new features, Capture One is the professional choice in imaging software. You get the highly responsive precision tools you need to create stunning images from your camera's RAW files in a time-saving workflow that can be customized to fit your needs.



Version 9.2.1.19:

Note: Version 9 is a paid upgrade from previous versions.

New Features

  • Select and deselect primary variant
  • Select previous and next “page”
  • Select by same variant position
  • Select from le name list
  • Make album...
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20:59
Adobe Animate CC 2015 15.2.1 - Advanced authoring...

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

Animate CC 2015 (was Flash CC) lets you share work directly from within the application and get access to new features the moment they're released. Your entire creative world, together in one place. Work faster than ever before with a 64-bit architecture, a new streamlined user interface, and more connected tools. Create HTML content and export high-definition video and audio.

Animate CC 2015 is part of Creative Cloud. That means you have access to all the latest updates and future releases the moment they're available. You can use Save to Cloud to keep your files organized across multiple computers. And Creative Cloud is integrated with Behance, so you can share your projects and get immediate...

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20:59
TextSoap 8.1 - Automate tedious text document...

TextSoap can automatically remove unwanted characters, fix up messed up carriage returns, and do pretty much anything else that we can think of to text. Save time and effort. Be more productive.

Stop manually fixing text documents and emails. Let TextSoap help you automate away all that tediousness. And do it all from within your favorite app using TextSoap Menu. Enable it in preferences and access TextSoap in most apps that support standard copy and paste.

Easy to learn for casual users, TextSoap offers the flexibility that expert users need.



Version 8.1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.10 or later.

Note: Version 8 is a paid upgrade from previous versions. Upgrade information can be found here.

Additions

  • QuickClean Menu - QuickClean lets you use cmd-1 thru cmd-9 to quickly access your...
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18:50
Intel foundries to manufacture ARM-based smartphone...

Intel on Tuesday announced it has reached an agreement with rival ARM Holdings to produce 10-nanometer ARM chip designs at its advanced fabrication facilities, a strategy targeting smartphone chipmakers.

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17:11
Video of Apple's Black Hat 2016 presentation...

The full video of Apple's presentation at this year's Black Hat security conference was posted to YouTube on Tuesday, offering viewers a deep dive into iOS security mechanisms, from backbone synchronization service iCloud to new systems like HomeKit.

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16:45
Retail head Angela Ahrendts attends opening of new...

Yesterday evening, we shared a handful of first-look images and videos of Apple’s new retail location in the World Trade Center, but the store officially opened to the public earlier today. Given the landmark size and location of the store, Apple’s retail head Angela Ahrendts was in the house for the opening.

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16:25
Apple Music signs partnership deal with Cash Money...

Apple in a bid to deliver exclusive content to Apple Music customers has inked a deal with Birdman's Cash Money Records, a record label representing rap stars including Drake, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj, according to a report on Tuesday.

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16:18
Super-Sophisticated Spyware Spotted After 5-Year Run


Symantec and Kaspersky Lab last week separately announced the discovery of a highly sophisticated advanced persistent threat that had eluded security researchers for at least five years. A previously unknown group called "Strider" has been using Remsec, an advanced tool that seems to be designed primarily for spying. Its code contains a reference to Sauron, the main villain in The Lord of the Rings, according to Symantec. The APT spyware is called "ProjectSauron" or "Strider" in Kaspersky's report.

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16:16
Apple signs deal with Cash Money Records to fund...

Update: Apple’s deal with Cash Money Records isn’t for exclusive Apple Music content, but rather for an exclusive documentary, reports Bloomberg.

Apple today has inked a new deal with one of the most popular music labels, Cash Money Records. The co-founder of the label, Birdman, posted on Instagram confirming the deal, sharing a picture of himself with Apple Music executive Larry Jackson. “It’s official…Cash Money makes a power move with Apple Music,” Birdman’s Instagram post said.

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16:06
Full Video of Apple Engineer's Black Hat...

Earlier this month, Apple's head of security engineering Ivan Krstic gave a talk at the Black Hat Conference, an annual event designed for the global InfoSec community. During the event, Krstic spoke about Apple security and unveiled the company's new bug bounty program.

Krstic's briefing is now available in full on YouTube, shared this morning on the Black Hat YouTube channel in a video entitled "Behind the Scenes of iOS Security."

In the talk, Krstic covers three major iOS security mechanisms -- HomeKit, Auto Unlock, and iCloud Keychain -- in "unprecedented technical detail," along with other iOS security measures.HomeKit, Auto Unlock and iCloud Keychain are three Apple technologies that handle exceptionally sensitive user data - controlling devices (...

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15:51
That iconic Usain Bolt photo

This seriously has to be one (or two) of the best photos ever taken. It’s interesting that two professional photographers took basically the same photo within milliseconds of the other.

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15:47
Gawker sold to Univision for $135 million

Gawker owner Nick Denton:

“Gawker Media Group has agreed this evening to sell our business and popular brands to Univision, one of America’s largest media companies that is rapidly assembling the leading digital media group for millennial and multicultural audiences. I am pleased that our employees are protected and will continue their work under new ownership — disentangled from the legal campaign against the company. We could not have picked an acquirer more devoted to vibrant journalism.”

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15:43
Research firm expects first annual iPhone sales drop...

New market research data suggests a five percent expansion of worldwide smartphone shipments in 2016, but analysts still expect Apple to post its first full calendar year with declining sales of the iPhone since the 2007 launch of the device.

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15:32
Apple Inks Apple Music Deal With Cash Money Records...

Apple has signed some kind of music agreement with Cash Money Records and its co-founder rapper Birdman, marking its first exclusivity deal with a full record label instead of individual artists, reports MusicBusinessWorldwide.

Apple Music head of content Larry Jackson and Birdman himself both confirmed the deal through Instagram posts, with Jackson calling Birdman a "tough negotiator." Details on the deal were not provided, so it is unclear what exactly it might entail.

Cash Money Records represents popular, well-known artists that include Drake, Young Money, Lil Wayne, and Nicki Minaj, suggesting the deal could result in future agreements that will see content from artists...

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15:26
Foot of the Bed Cellars: Monthly wine

I know a couple of people that signed up for this. I must admit, it’s a fascinating concept and one I think will do well. It’s also funny to read why the founder called it “Foot of the Bed Cellars.”

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15:24
The Tekserve Collection auction

This is the last chapter for the iconic Manhattan store. I taught photography classes there and really enjoyed perusing their collection. I particularly enjoyed their collection of vintage camera equipment. There might be some cool stuff available for auction participants.

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15:02
We might see an ‘iMac Pro’ with an AMD Zen processor...

A new rumor says a new iMac will launch in the last quarter of the year with either the latest Intel chipset, Kaby Lake, or AMD’s Zen processor, as well as AMD’s Polaris Graphics set.

My take: we’ll certainly see an updated iMac, probably in October. It won’t pack a Zen processor (powerful, but pricey), but will include a Polaris graphics card. It will pack a Kaby Lake processor — IF they’re available in time in bulk. Right now there’s some question as to whether that will happen. The caveat to this situation is if Apple decides to discontinue the Mac Pro line and offer an “iMac Pro” with a Zen chip, which boasts eight cores and 16 threads  

Don’t expect any major design changes to the all-in-one. However, it’s very possible that Apple may offer all Macs with flash drives only, dropping the Fusion drives that have been...

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14:59
I'd love to see Ultra-D on an iMac and...

Now here's a technology that sounds like a fun addition to an iMac and a replacement for the Thunderbolt Display (and on an Apple-branded HDTV, should the company reconsider plans for such a device): Ultra-D. It's 3D without the glasses.

Stream TV Networks is the company behind the technology. Ultra-D technology allows users to watch content in fully adjustable 4K glasses-free 3D. The breakthrough solution received the Technology Award from the Advanced Imaging Society.

The first Ultra-D products were a 28-inch Ultra-D PC monitor prototype — designed for gaming and medical applications — and a 4K tablet-sized 10-inch Ultra-D panel for glasses-free 3D on the go. Televisions – both big and small – are currently in various stages of development, along with tablets, phones and all-in-one PC’s.

According to the folks at Stream TV, Ultra-D converts all content (even non-3D) in “stunning detail, alleviating...

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14:54
The Two Story World Trade Center Transportation Hub...

Report Updated 4:18 am Aug.17, 2016. Today Apple's World Trade Center Store officially opened. As C/Net's Samantha Rhodes saw it, the entrance of the Apple Store "appears otherworldly, as I look up and follow the dividers as they extend into the white steel ribs of the ceiling, part of the marquee structure known as the "Oculus." For a moment, it...

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14:48
Rumor: a Final Cut Pro X update and a revamped Mac...

There are rumors of a big Final Cut Pro upgrade coming in October. The rumor mill also suggests (hopes?) that a revamped Mac Pro might debut at the same time.

The FCPX Creative Summit of Oct. 28-30 would be a opportune time for Apple to roll out a new version of FCPX and an upgraded Mac Pro. What’s more, code in Mac OS X El Capitan hints that a new Mac Pro could arrive soon, according to the Learn Final Cut website.

My take: although the Mac Pro hasn’t been updated since 2013, I won’t be surprised to see the high-end desktop discontinued with Apple reasoning that the iMac its current form, offers lots of power and, with Thunderbolt, impressive expansion opportunities. I could be wrong — and, for the sake of Mac Pro fans, I hope I am. On the bright side (for pro users...

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14:36
Apple looking to hire a ‘Lyrics Curation Manager’

Apple is looking to hire a “Lyrics Curation Manager” for Apple Music, reports Music Business World. According to the job listing, the company is looking for a manager to lead a team of lyrics curators “with excellent writing skills, music knowledge, and attention to detail.”

Here’s the job summary: “The Content Curation team is responsible for maintaining the very best user experience possible around content.  We are responsible for filtering out the content our users don't want, organizing the content they do want so it's easy to find, and fixing, or sending back to our partners to fix when appropriate, anything that doesn't match our style guide, resulting in immaculate media and...

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14:33
∞ Yes, race walking is an Olympic sport. Here’s how...

Race walking is definitely one of the oddest looking Olympic sports (right up there with Synchronized Swimming) but it’s also incredibly technical and difficult.

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14:25
There’s a section of Yellowstone where you can get...

Well, I’m never going to Yellowstone with someone who doesn’t like me.

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14:25
Notable apps and app updates for Aug. 16, 2016

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

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

Zevrix Solutions has announced Output Factory Server 1.2.15, a feature update to its output workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. The software Server automates printing and exporting from InDesign by processing files from hot folders. 

Output Factory Server offers layer versioning, preflighting, variable file name, export as single pages and other powerful features. Version 1.2.15 lets users send automatic email notifications on processing stages and errors via Microsoft Exchange SMTP servers.

Output Factory Server can be purchased from the Zevrix website for $699.95. A demo is available for download. BatchOutput Server users can...

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14:04
Apple looking for ‘lyrics curation manager’ as Apple...

With iOS 10, Apple is officially bringing support for lyrics to the Music application. Currently, it’s unclear how Apple is aggregating those lyrics, whether it be from other lyric websites or from record labels and artists directly. Nevertheless, a new job listing discovered by MBW suggests that Apple is looking to expand its team of “lyrics curators” with a new manager.

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13:57
Apple’s ‘Behind the Scenes of iOS Security’ from...

Black Hat, famously known for its information security conferences, has just released the ‘Behind the Scenes of iOS Security’ video from this year’s USA event. The talk, led by Ivan Krstic, dives into some of the security methods that currently exist in iOS and what Apple does to keep users secure. This talk was also where Apple had introduced its first security bounty program.

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13:52
RunKeeper, Snapchat updated to better utilize iOS...

New updates released Tuesday RunKeeper and Snapchat bring a host of improvements like enhanced Apple Watch connectivity for the fitness app and "Low Power Mode" energy conservation techniques for the secure communications utility.

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13:20
Intel Foundries Able to Produce ARM-Based Chips...

At today's Intel Developer Forum, Intel announced a new licensing deal with ARM, which will see Intel taking advantage of ARM technology in an effort to attract more manufacturing companies to its factories.

Under the terms of the deal, Intel plans to allow third-party semiconductor companies to use its 10-nanometer production lines for manufacturing ARM-based chips for smartphones, expanding the production options available to companies like Apple.

Apple currently produces custom-designed ARM-based chips that are manufactured by companies like Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), but with Intel and ARM's new licensing deal, Apple (and other manufacturers) could potentially use Intel to fabricate its chips.

LG Electronics has already inked a deal with Intel and will use Intel's foundry business to manufacture 10-nanometer...

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13:17
Ford’s road to full autonomy

This seems like a remarkably ambitious timetable for such a vehicle. Would you buy or ride in one of these in five years, assuming Ford can pull it off (which I don’t think they’ll be able to)?

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13:15
Tip of the Day: Saving power with Face-down...

If you get a lot of notifications during the day, you can actually save a bit of battery life by leaving your iPhone face down on a table or other surface. Face-down detection is a subtle feature that Apple snuck into iOS 9 last fall to save a bit of power on modern iPhones by not lighting up the screen whenever text message notifications come in — after all, the screen is one of the biggest power consumers on the iPhone, and since you can’t…

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13:09
Google Duo Aims to Make Video Calling Super-Easy


Google on Monday launched Google Duo, a one-on-one video calling app that runs on iOS and Android. The app will be available worldwide in the next few days, said Justin Uberti, principal software engineer at Google. Duo switches from cellular service to WiFi, and transitions from high-speed to lower speed wireless service smoothly, promising to let users continue video calls irrespective of their location and service speeds, although video degradation may be apparent on slower services.

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12:59
Review: Defined Corp Dome Stand for Apple Watch and...

Defined Corp's Dome ($99) was first introduced on Kickstarter and is now shipping to the general public. The dock/stand is designed to hold and charge an Apple Watch and iPhone simultaneously. A minimalist circle dock, Dome is made from anodized aluminum. It does require a bit of assembly to properly fit an Apple Watch charging cable and/or Lightning cable, but Dome does support Nightstand mode for Apple Watch, and it offers iPhone case compatibility, as well. Dome comes in silver, black, gray, gold, and rose gold.{/exp:char_limit}

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12:45
Ford targeting 2021 launch for self-driving car,...

At a special event on Tuesday, Ford revealed plans to have a fully self-driving car on the roads in 2021, the same year as Apple's own "Project Titan" is expected to debut.

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12:39
Microsoft wants all your devices to run on Xbox One’...

Microsoft envisions a future where headsets, keyboards, controllers, and all your PC peripherals run seamlessly on the Xbox One's wireless signal. But should you care?

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12:08
Apple wins appeal in Time Machine tech patent...

Apple has emerged victorious in a court struggle that targeted Time Machine for Mac, successfully arguing to the court that its technology did not infringe on the work of longstanding PC backup service provider Farstone.

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11:46
Leaked iPhone 7 Logic Boards Suggest Intel Modem,...

Last week, MacRumors covered photos of what appear to be the front and rear of bare iPhone 7 logic boards, and since that time we've been able to study these boards and compare them to previous iPhone generations' bare and populated logic boards.

Comparing the boards with existing component offerings and information suggests that Apple has indeed moved on from Qualcomm as its baseband modem supplier and switched to Intel for the upcoming iPhone generation. This does not preclude Apple from having other versions of the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus logic boards which feature a Qualcomm modem, such as an international model with differing LTE band options, as has been rumored.

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11:30
The Week in iOS Accessories: Heads up!

Heads up!

This week’s roundup includes a device that lets you get guidance from your iPhone and keep your eye on the road at the same time. Read on!

Audeze

This company has revamped its line of EL-8 headphones ($699 MSRP regular, $799 MSRP for titanium edition; same price on Amazon) with a number of improvements to create “smoother frequency response, lower distortion, higher sound resolution, and better stereo imaging.” The company has even improved the packaging, to ensure that your headphones arrive without any damage.

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11:12
Apple awarded pair of 3D user interface patents...

A pair of newly awarded patents could hint at new ways of interacting with Apple devices, potentially using 3D motion and space to interact with a Mac or iOS device.

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10:49
Clone Wars: iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6s vs iPhone 7 Plus...

Apple’s iPhone 7 is set to launch next month, but today we’re taking an early look at what could be the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus design and comparing it to the current generation models. It’s said that this year’s iPhone won’t bring a fresh new design which if true is kind of lame-sauce, and if these models are anything like the real deal, I think it’s time to be a bit disappointed in Apple’s design choices…

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10:25
First Machines Using Kaby Lake Processors Coming...

At today's Intel Developer Forum, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich and other Intel execs showed off its 7th Generation Core, Kaby Lake. While information shared on Kaby Lake was limited, there was an on-screen demo of two machines equipped with Kaby Lake processors, shown editing 4K video and using built-in graphics to play popular Blizzard game Overwatch.

Kaby Lake is hardware accelerated for the HEVC Main10 profile, meaning it can "play the highest quality 4K premium content on the market today without a hitch." An HP two-in-one laptop on stage was used to edit 4K video and a Dell XPS laptop was used to show off Overwatch, which ran seamlessly on the machine thanks to Intel's efforts to "push the boundaries of processor graphics."

For those unfamiliar with Kaby Lake, it is the third chip manufactured using Intel's 14-nanometer process, following Broadwell and Skylake. It's a semi-tock with optimized microarchitecture, offering support for Thunderbolt 3, native USB 3.1, and...

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10:24
Tekserve Macintosh Collection will be sold at...

Tekserve, once the go-to third-party repair shop for Apple products in New York City, announced last month that it would be closing shop on August 15 after being in business since 1987. Now that Tekserve has officially closed shop, Apple fans will have the opportunity to purchase some museum-worthy vintage Apple and NeXT gear through auction.

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10:20
Gadget Ogling: Levitating Smart Things, Making WiFi-...


Lift is an antigravity charger for Apple Watch and Pebble. The charger is wireless, so there's almost no clutter involved -- except, I suppose, when you have to charge the charger. The watch wraps around a portable battery pack, which the base keeps elevated using magnets. There's a Pro version of the base, which you can use as an iPhone or iPad stand and charger. Meanwhile, there's an optional smart lamp attachment called "Orb," which illuminates when you have notifications and can float on the base itself when you're not charging anything.

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10:10
Street date for Apple's 'iPhone 7'...

Despite some recent rumors pointing at an earlier launch, the "iPhone 7" could end shipping as late as Sept. 23 -- well after an expected Sept. 7 press event, a leaked AT&T schedule suggests.

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09:56
Angela Ahrendts attends Apple Store grand opening at...

Just a few weeks after opening its first retail store in Brooklyn, Apple debuted its ninth store in New York City on Tuesday, with the new World Trade Center location opening its doors ahead of the anticipated launch of the "iPhone 7."

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09:33
9to5Toys Last Call: iOttie iPhone 6/s/Plus car mount...

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09:27
Verify.ly service launches providing consumers with...

Consumers downloading apps from the App Store have to rely on Apple’s approval process for vetting insecure applications, and even then there isn’t a guarantee that Apple hasn’t missed something crucial. Just last year hundreds of apps in the App Store had been found to be using private APIs to collect private user data, a violation of the App Review Guidelines. The recently launched public beta test of Will Strafach’s Verify.ly service looks to provide a “warning label for apps” to everyday consumers.
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09:24
Hong Kong Apple Pay users get support for Bank of...

On Tuesday, Hong Kong residents gained access to two more payment options for Apple Pay, namely the Bank of East Asia and Hong Kong Telekom's Tap & Go.

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09:21
Apple Granted 55 Patents Today Covering HDR...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 55 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover two iOS device camera patents covering HDR images and a Compact Optic Camera Lens Design. Apple was also granted ten design patents today ...

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09:20
News: Leaked AT&T schedule hints at Sept. 23...

An AT&T retail schedule obtained by 9to5Mac hints at a Sept. 23 release date for the new iPhone. Previous rumors predicted pre-orders for the new phone will start on Sept. 9, with a likely release date of Sept. 16. The leaked schedule shows AT&T highlighting extra hours needed for a “merchandising rest” on both Sept. 9 and Sept. 23. Either is a possibility: The wait between the start of pre-orders and the official release date…

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09:15
iPhone 7 Could Launch on September 23 Following...

With Apple set to launch the iPhone 7 next month rumors about the phone and the event where it will debut have been picking up. We've already heard information suggesting the iPhone 7 will be introduced at an event set to take place on Wednesday, September 7, two days after the Labor Day holiday, and now it appears we may have some insight into the actual release date.

While Apple typically releases the iPhone about two weeks after introducing it, suggesting a September 16 launch date, new scheduling information from AT&T shared by 9to5Mac indicates that the iPhone 7 might not launch until later in the month, on September 23.

A leaked AT&T retail schedule featuring "Merchandising Reset" hours indicates employees will need to spend several hours reorganizing AT&T stores on both September 9, 2016 and September 23, 2016...

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09:10
Google launches Duo, its cross-platform answer to...

After we saw a sneak peak of Duo earlier this year, Google’s straightforward, cross-platform video calling app is now ready for the masses. Google Duo launched on Tuesday and is here to do battle with FaceTime and Skype, giving the Mountain View behemoth a potentially stronger competitor than the woefully underperforming Hangouts.

Google first showed off Duo at its I/O conference in May, promising that the new app would be very simple and focus more on the human element by offering you a live view of the video before answering the call, thanks to the Knock Knock feature.

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09:01
Microsoft ad says Apple's iPad Pro Smart...

In a new ad pushing its Surface Pro tablet hybrid, Microsoft takes direct shots at the iPad Pro, referencing Apple's new "What's a Computer?" ad just two weeks after it began airing.

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08:46
iPhone 7 release date for carriers might be as late...

An official announcement about Apple’s anticipated September iPhone event is expected sometime later this month, and a new detail has emerged that hints at when we might actually be getting our hands on the new iPhone 7 … and it could be later than previously expected.

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08:43
Hands-on: Uplift adjustable-height standing desk...

When the folks over at The Human Solution saw my prior standing desk and standing desk treadmill review, they asked me if I’d like to take one of their Uplift adjustable-height desks for a spin. Since I was already in the midst of researching a new dedicated unboxing/review desk for videos, I agreed to take a look. Have a look at our hands-on build video for the details.

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08:27
News: Key Apple Watch engineer provides details on...

Bob Messerschmidt — who sold his company to Apple in 2010 and became a key part of the Apple Watch’s development — gave some insights into how products are created at Apple in a new Fast Company article. Working with Jony Ive’s Industrial Design Group constantly challenged Messerschmidt and his employees to redesign their components, specifically the heart rate sensor that became the Apple Watch’s marquee selling feature. When…

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08:23
Hunter launches Signal ceiling fan with Apple...

Following several months' delay, Hunter on Tuesday launched the Signal, the first ceiling fan on the market with support for Apple's HomeKit platform.

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08:07
New Surface Pro 4 Ad Takes on Apple's '...

Microsoft today launched a new commercial for its Surface Pro 4, comparing the tablet computer to Apple's iPad Pro and Smart Keyboard. The ad -- titled "What's a Computer? Just ask Cortana" -- was posted on YouTube today with a description claiming that "just because you call something a computer doesn’t mean it fits the description." The new ad is clearly targeting Apple's new "What's a Computer?" ad campaign and "Super. Computer." slogan for the iPad Pro.

The ad centers around a party that Siri is holding for its new Smart Keyboard, telling the Surface Pro 4 "I'm a computer now, like you." The Surface Pro 4 responds, asking if Apple's tablet has an Intel Core i7...

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07:30
News: Berkshire Hathaway increases its stake in Apple

After buying $1.07 billion of Apple stock in March, Berkshire Hathaway has boosted its total stake in the company to $1.46 billion, Reuters reports. Regulatory filings from the Omaha, Nebraska-based conglomerate showed the company had expanded its Apple holdings by 55 percent as of June 30, doubling down on the investment as other notable investors like George Soros and Carl Icahn are bailing on the company over concerns about Apple’s future…

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07:18
Apple Granted Three Patents Relating to 3D Maps

Last week Fast Company posted an article titled "Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi open up about Learning from Apple's Failures." While one of the topics at the top of the list of failures for Apple was no doubt their Maps App debacle, Cue and Federighi also took the chance to talk up the great work their engineering teams are doing to advance Maps and make it a real market contender against Google maps. Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published three specific granted patents for Apple regarding 3D maps ...

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07:16
Apple rolls out iPhone carrier billing systems in...

This could be helpful if you’re traveling.

Apple on Tuesday launched a new carrier billing options in Taiwan and Switzerland that lets users charge iTunes purchases directly to their monthly cellphone bill.

Like carrier billing systems already available in Germany and Russia Apple’s Taiwan rollout lets customers pay for apps, music, Apple Music subscriptions and more using their phone number.

The same features have also been rolled out in Switzerland and in Taiwan, the alternative payment plan will first be available to monthly contract customers for area telecom Far EasTone.

In the past, Apple has traditionally kept user payments within services such as iTunes, where is might bill a customer’s credit card according to their Apple ID. With carrier...

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07:10
Red Giant releases Trapcode Suite 13.1

Red Giant has released Trapcode Suite 13.1, an update to their tools for creating 3D motion graphics and visual effects in Adobe After Effects. The update includes new features to Trapcode Form, Tao and Sound Keys, new presets for Trapcode Mir and Tao, as well as bug fixes for Particular, Form, Mir, Tao and Lux.

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07:02
News: Apple announces new R&D facility to be...

During his latest trip to Beijing, Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple is preparing to build its first Asia-Pacific research and development center in China, Reuters reports. The move comes as demand for the iPhone has plunged in China amid the government’s efforts to tighten its grip on Apple’s business, increasing scrutiny of the company’s App Store operations and shutting down iBook and iTunes movie sales. Despite the difficulties,…

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07:01
FaceTime video chat competitor Google Duo released...

Google on Tuesday released its new chat client Duo, promising high quality video between iOS and Android users with the free download now available on both the iOS App Store and Google Play.

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06:52
News: Rumor: iPhone 7 to offer support for faster...

A source cited by online tipster The Malignant claims the iPhone 7 will support faster charging speeds. The accompanying Twitter photo shows what appears to be an updated circuit board that the source claims will support “at least” a 5-volt, 2-amp charging speed. Current iPhone chargers are only rated up to 1 amp, but as we’ve pointed out in the past, current iPhones can charge a bit faster at times when using a 2.1A iPad charger.…

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06:48
Apple to build first R&D center in China by the...

Reuters reports that Apple is to build its first research and development center in China, citing a statement by the official Chinese state broadcaster.

Tim Cook reportedly made the commitment to Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, stating that the center will be built by the end of the year.

The pledge comes after the head of China’s industry and technology regulator in May told Cook he hoped Apple could deepen its cooperation with the country in research and development and stressed information security.

Apple likely has two reasons for investing in R&D within China …

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06:45
Twelve South releases new dual-screen background for...

Twelve South has released the a new dual-screen background for the Mac: Hawaiian Island Adventure (https://www.twelvesouth.com/wallpaper/collection4). All of the dual-screen backgrounds are complementary.

Twelve South partnered with photographer Scott Gordon to capture diverse landscape of the islands. Gordon focused on Hawaii's second largest island, Maui, but was also lucky enough to experience the primarily uninhabited island of Molokai which features waterfalls of more than 2,165 feet tall.

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06:37
KeyShade Password Manager released for Mac OS X and...

Rayner Software (http://www.raynersw.com) has introduced KeyShade 1.0, their new password and information manager for Mac OS X (10.8 or higher) and iOS (8.3 or later).

Featuring automatic backup and cloud sync functionality, it’s designed to provide a safe repository for sensitive information, offering a secure, encrypted database for managing website logins, bank accounts, credit cards, and notes. Its entire user interface exists within one menu on the menubar. Everything in KeyShade is protected by a single master password.

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06:37
KeyShade Password Manager released for Mac OS X and...

Rayner Software (http://www.raynersw.com) has introduced KeyShade 1.0, their new password and information manager for Mac OS X (10.8 or higher) and iOS (8.3 or later).

Featuring automatic backup and cloud sync functionality, it’s designed to provide a safe repository for sensitive information, offering a secure, encrypted database for managing website logins, bank accounts, credit cards, and notes. Its entire user interface exists within one menu on the menubar. Everything in KeyShade is protected by a single master password.

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06:37
Apple turning to new server suppliers to cut costs...

In another cost-cutting measure, Apple is switching up its server supply chain to force price competition, a report claimed on Tuesday.

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06:31
Kool Tools: DJControl Instinct P8

Hercules (http://www.hercules.com) has introduced the $129.99 DJControl Instinct P8, a dual-deck DJ controller, a supercharged version of its best-selling DJControl Instinct. It boasts the same strengths as its predecessor.

Featuring an ultra-instinctive approach, combined with a compact and robust design, this all-in-one controller has built-in audio and essential mix and remix features. The DJControl Instinct P8 is simple and user friendly, only needing a computer (Mac or PC) with a USB port to connect the controller, a set of speakers, headphones and music files for beginner DJs.

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06:30
Nuance taps into deep learning to improve Dragon...

Nuance will ship new Dragon dictation software at the end of August, with improved recognition capabilities and new support for pre-recorded notes.

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06:22
Tim Cook Announces R&D Center to Be Built in...

Apple is planning an all-new research and development center in China, attempting to boost its presence and market share in the country following multiple reports of the iPhone's dwindling returns as users flock towards low-cost alternatives. The R&D center, said "to be built by the end of the year," will mark Apple's first location of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region (via Reuters).

The announcement comes from Apple CEO Tim Cook, on a visit in China this week, who spoke with Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli on Tuesday and detailed the company's plans for the center. Those details weren't specifically disclosed to the public, so it's still unclear where the new R&D center will be located, or how many employees it might house.

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Droplr Pro Lifetime License

In our iLounge Deal for today, you can get a Lifetime License to Droplr Pro for only $29.99 — that’s 98% off the regular price. This handy tool and cloud service helps you take the struggle out of digital collaboration by letting you easily share your files with anyone, anywhere — simply drag a file to the Droplr icon on your desktop or hit the short cut, and it gets automatically uploaded to a cloud server where you can share it with anybody…

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06:00
FalseCONNECT Vulnerability Affects Software From...

An anonymous reader writes from a report via Softpedia: "Researcher Jerry Decime revealed details about a security vulnerability that allows an attacker to gain a Man-in-the-Middle position and intercept HTTPS traffic thanks to flaws in the implementation of proxy authentication procedures in various products," reports Softpedia. The flaw can be used to collect user credentials by tricking victims into re-authenticating, sending data to a third-party. Multiple software vendors deploy applications that can handle proxy connections. Until now, Apple, Microsoft, Oracle, and Opera have acknowledged their products are affected. Lenovo said this bug does not impact its software. Other software vendors that are still evaluating the FalseCONNECT bug and may be affected include multiple Linux distros, Cisco, Google, HP, IBM, Juniper, Mozilla, Nokia, OpenBSD, SAP, Sony, and others.

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05:49
Output Factory Server for InDesign now supports...

Zevrix Solutions has announced Output Factory Server 1.2.15, a feature update to its output workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. The software Server automates printing and exporting from InDesign by processing files from hot folders.

Output Factory Server offers layer versioning, preflighting, variable file name, export as single pages and other powerful features. Version 1.2.15 lets users send automatic email notifications on processing stages and errors via Microsoft Exchange SMTP servers.

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05:45
Apple Wins a Patent for a 3D User Interface using...

In this particular report we cover Apple's second granted patent for a 3D in-air gesture system. With so many patent applications and granted patents on this invention over a short period of time it's clear that this is one that Apple is hoping could be adapted to future Macs in conjunction with their next-generation dual lens iSight camera ...

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05:42
Nuance Announces New Release Of Dragon For Mac OS X

Nuance Communications, Inc. (http://www.nuance.com/) has announced its new suite of Dragon professional productivity solutions for Mac OS X and Windows that leverage Nuance Deep Learning technology to deliver upwards of 24% greater accuracy.

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05:33
Apple CEO Tim Cook touring China, pledges Asia-...

In the midst of a visit to China, Apple CEO Tim Cook has promised to open up an Asia-Pacific research and development center in the country by the end of 2016.

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05:15
Twitter holds discussions with Apple to create Apple...

If you love your Apple TV, football and Twitter, you’ll love this.

Twitter is apparently in discussions with Apple to launch a Twitter app for the Apple TV that would let Twitter’s users watch the NFL games on Apple’s set-top box.

Twitter has directed [Chief Financial Officer] Mr. [Anthony] Noto, a former Goldman Sachs banker with deep ties to the sports media industry, to lead the charge on live streaming and has assigned an engineering team to create its streaming video player. Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s chief executive, considers streaming a critical component of the company’s focus on “live” experiences, along with Periscope, its app that allows smartphone users to live-stream video.

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05:00
Rumor: Apple to ship 10.5-inch iPad Pro in 2017,...

It looks like there’s a good chance Apple will be adding to its iPad Pro offerings.

Per KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is expected to develop a 10.5-inch iPad Pro next year. In addition, Apple is rumored to launch a second-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro in 2017, as well as a “low cost” 9.7-inch iPad model. The iPad Pros are expected to include an A10X processor, while the more-affordable 9.7-inch iPad will have the A9X chip.

Furthermore, KGI’s research predicts that Apple will release a new “revolutionary” iPad model, but we won’t see it until 2018 at the earliest. This next-gen iPad will sport a flexible AMOLED screen and “radical” changes to the form factor and the user experience. According to KGI, the AMOLED iPad will “follow the footsteps of the iPhone...

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05:00
Microsoft to Add Beam's Live-Streaming Skills...


Microsoft last week announced a deal to acquire live-streaming startup Beam. It plans to use Beam's interactive technology to enhance the Xbox Live experience. Beam has attracted a number of top investors, including Techstars, Courtside Ventures and Ore Ventures. The deal is designed to help make Xbox Live more social and fun for users, Microsoft said, allowing members of the community not only to just watch players engage in new gaming experiences, but also to engage directly with each other.

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04:23
Kool Tools: EcoBoulder speaker

ECOXGEAR’s $249.99 EcoBoulder (www.ecoxgear.com) is a modern day boom box equipped with 100 watts of power, an 8-inch full range speaker, 3-inch tweeter plus an 8-inch passive woofer to pump some serious tunes at any outdoor outing.

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04:20
Apple granted a Patent for their Original iPad and...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 55 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's granted patent for the original iPad, and more importantly, for its Multi-Mode Human Interface (MMHI) engine.

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04:15
IoT platform revenues will grow to € 3 billion...

According to a new research report from the M2M/IoT analyst firm Berg Insight (www.berginsight.com), the global third party Internet of Things (IoT) platform market increased 36% to € 610 million in 2015.

Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 30.8 percent, revenues are forecasted to reach € 3.05 billion in 2021. There is a wide range of software platforms available, intended to reduce cost and development time for IoT solutions by offering standardized components that can be shared across many industry verticals to integrate devices, networks and applications.

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02:43
Apple's Late CEO Steve Jobs Posthumously...

Back in 2014 Patently Apple posted a report titled "A Stunner: A New Patent Surfaces Listing Steve Jobs as the Primary Inventor of a Non-Apple Invention." I had stumbled upon the patent that was credited to Savant Systems at the time with Steve Jobs noted as the primary inventor. It was a patent about controlling a yacht with an iOS device like an iPhone or iPad. Today the patent finally ...

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01:37
Google Introduces 'Duo', Video Calling for...

Video calling is the next best thing to being with someone in person, but too often it can be a frustrating or complicated experience. Today, Apple's FaceTime has a competitor and it's Google's new app called 'Duo' ...

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01:01
Apple adds new Server Supplier in China to Reduce...

One of the concessions Apple made with China's Government was to use China-based data centers. Today we learn that Apple is planning to reduce its costs from servers. The company has been seeking new server suppliers with lower quotes ...

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22:36
Apple expands carrier billing availability with...

Apple on Tuesday launched a new carrier billing options in Taiwan and Switzerland that lets users charge iTunes purchases directly to their monthly cellphone bill.

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20:59
Capo 3.4.2 - Slow down and learn to play your...

Capo lets you slow down your favorite songs so you can hear the notes and learn how they are played. With Capo, you can quickly tab out your songs atop a highly-detailed OpenCL-powered spectrogram display.

Features

  • Detect, and enter chords
  • Pitch adjustment
  • Mark song sections
  • Loop at slower speeds
  • Export Capo-adjusted music
  • Basic effects available



Version 3.4.2:

  • Resolves the most frequent crashes based your helpful submissions.



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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20:59
NTFS 14.2.359 - $19.95

NTFS breaks down the barriers between Windows and OS X. Paragon NTFS effectively solves the communication problems between the Mac system and NTFS, providing full read and write access to Windows NTFS partitions under OS X. Excellent solution for end users, SOHO, and enterprise, supports all NTFS versions from Windows NT 3.1 to Windows 8 (NTFS versions 1.2, 3.0, and 3.1), and mounts the NTFS volumes as native ones.

Features

  • Unprecedented high NTFS performance. The transfer rate is the same as with the native HFS file system!
  • Full read/write access to NTFS. OS X provides limited support of NTFS, the primary file system of any Windows® PC. With Paragon’s NTFS for you’ll get full read/write access to any version of NTFS under OS X
  • Support for OS X 10.5 and 10.6 (32 and 64 bit), and OS X 10.7-10.11
  • Easy to install. The driver is easily installed through a new user-friendly wizard
  • Easy to use. Mount any NTFS...
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20:59
Ableton Live 9.6.2 - Record music using digital...

Ableton Live lets you create and record music on your Mac. Use digital instruments, pre-recorded sounds, and sampled loops to arrange, produce, and perform your music like never before. Ableton Live is an all-in-one production suite.

Find your sound

  • Start in Arrangement View. Create and edit multitrack recordings in a straightforward linear view.
  • Go further in Session View. Switch to this one-of-a-kind interface to improvise and experiment with countless sounds and loops.
  • Access an endless palette of sounds. With 5 built-in synths, 3 samplers, 390 drum kits, and 4000 loops, the possibilities are endless.



Version 9.6.2:

Improved or Changed

  • The ‘Link’ icon in Live's main UI now behaves like a button, toggling the Link feature on and off. This button only appears if Link is enabled in the Preferences.
  • The ‘EXT’ button is no...
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17:14
Former Apple Watch engineer talks Apple design...

Former Apple engineer Bob Messerschmidt, who headed up the group responsible for the highly regarded Apple Watch heart rate sensor, recently sat down with Fast Company to offer an inside look at what it was like working with Jony Ive's secretive Industrial Design Group.

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17:03
First looks at the World Trade Center Oculus Apple...

The World Trade Center Apple Store opens tomorrow at noon in Santiago Calatrava‘s Oculus terminal.  But some are getting a sneak peak at the store this evening according to a couple of our tipsters who work in the area.

@9to5mac World Trade Center Apple Store pic.twitter.com/9vlby8UfRZ

— Felipe (@fcs132) August 15, 2016

We first saw building permits 6 months ago on the site which was conceived 2 years ago.  This store was designed by...

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16:47
'Battlefield 1' open beta starts August...

Eager to play Battlefield 1 but can't wait until the game's October 21st release date? Well, good news. Electronic Arts has announced that a 64-player open beta for the first-person shooter will begin August 31st on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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16:18
Capcom plans harsher punishments for 'Street...

Capcom has been combating quitters in Street Fighter V since the game's debut. And tomorrow, the publisher/developer is apparently making the penalties for disconnecting before a match ends even more harsh. Like before, cowards will have League Point...

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16:06
Google May Paint IoT Fuchsia


A team at Google is working on a new operating system called "Fuchsia," but details are sparse. Fuchsia "is a new open source project that is not at all related to Android or Chrome OS," said Google spokesperson Joshua Cruz. He declined to provide further details about Fuchsia, saying only that "we have many revolving open source projects at Google." Fuchsia reportedly already has undergone some testing, and it is booting "reasonably well" on NUCs based on Intel's Skylake and Broadwell processors.

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15:45
Jony Ive's Design Team Nixed Apple Watch Band...

In an interview with Fast Company, former Apple employee Bob Messerschmidt, who helped design the heart rate sensors in the Apple Watch, gave some insight into what it was like working with Jony Ive and Apple's Industrial Design Group on the company's first wearable device.

After a 2010 acquisition, Messerschmidt joined the Apple Watch team, where he was in charge of designing some of the sensors for the device. In an anecdote relayed to Fast Company, during one meeting, Messerschmidt proposed putting health sensors in the Apple Watch band, an idea that was quickly shot down by the Industrial Design Group because of a desire for interchangeable bands.One great example is [when] I went to a meeting and said I'm going to put sensors in the watch but I'm going to put them down...

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15:29
HTC's Nexus phone efforts show up at the FCC

If there was any doubt that HTC is working on at least one Nexus phone this year, the FCC (and a handful of leaks) just erased it. The regulator has received an HTC filing for smartphones that will be explicitly branded as a Nexus -- a letter says y...

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15:25
Sketchy Rumor Suggests iPhone 7 Will Feature Faster...

Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus could feature improved charging speeds, according to information shared by Twitter user The Malignant, citing an unverified Chinese source.

Alongside an image of an iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 logic board comparison that does not seem to divulge any clear info to confirm the rumor, The Malignant says the iPhone 7 will feature "at least" five volt two amp charging.

#Apple according to the source (导航i世界) seems #iphone7 will support #fastcharge at least 5V2A pic.twitter.com/Lu0AqnVHud

— The Malignant (@...

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15:22
Berkshire Hathaway increases Apple position to $1.46B

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway took advantage of a dip in Apple's share price during the second quarter, increasing its stake in the company to $1.46 billion as of June 30.

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15:15
AWT News Update: August 15, 2016

Probably one of the slowest Apple news days in a while, but we have a pair of stories for you as well as a reminder that it's a good time to join Team AWT:

  • Beta 6 of macOS Sierra, iOS, tvOS and watchOS all arrived for developers today
  • Honda announces support for Apple CarPlay with properly-equipped models of the Civic Hatchback
  • Team AWT is our subscription-based "super version" of the website, providing extra content and giveaways for as little as $5 per month. Join today!

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