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Tuesday May 16

09:29
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 13″ MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar $...

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Save $249 on Apple’s sleek 13-inch MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar

Apple iPhone 6s Plus 64GB GSM Unlocked...

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09:15
News: Report: Apple to discontinue iPad mini

A new report from BGR claims Apple is preparing to discontinue the iPad mini. When it debuted in 2012 the iPad mini occupied a useful niche between the small iPhone and the much larger iPad, competing with the popular Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire. But with 5.5” iPhones encroaching on the smaller tablet’s main selling point — size — a source now claims Apple is experiencing “fierce cannibalism of our own products” and says the…

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09:14
Posterino 3.3.7 - Create posters, collages,...

Posterino offers enhanced customization and flexibility including a variety of new, stylish templates featuring grids of identical or odd-sized image boxes. You can customize the size and shape of these boxes at any time. And with a single click, the application will automatically fill those boxes with random images drawn from the photos you uploaded. If you prefer to manually select images, you can simply drag and drop images into the template.

Sharing your photos is quick and simple as well. You can directly upload your completed collages to your Facebook, Twitter or Flickr account from inside the app, and export photos to iPhoto and your email. Posterino also lets you create and send custom e-cards with your very own stamps and postmarks.

The new features of Posterino 3 are:

  • Improved workflow throughout: Adding, removing or creating image objects now results in an instant re-layout of your document.
  • New and improved content:...
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09:10
Labour’s election manifesto: What it means for UK...

The UK has entered election season, which means it's time for all of the major political parties to cough up their manifestos. Today it was Labour's turn to put forward its proposed vision, which includes better broadband access, more investment in r...

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09:00
Engaging math students with the “Escape Room”...

Today’s post was written by Jason Davis, 5th-grade STEM teacher at Campbell Elementary School in Atlanta, Georgia.

Since becoming a teacher five years ago, I have grown more and more excited about learning different technologies and applications to better help my students. Coming from a 14-year engineering/computer science background, I have been able to use those skills and talents to learn about different technology-based teaching tools. Microsoft Office and OneNote are just a few tools that have been helpful in guiding my students in their learning. Recently, I have been experimenting with different ways to assist them in the classroom, as I have been learning through the Microsoft Educator Community. We recently started using OneNote in the classroom, and every day we have been expanding our knowledge and enjoying the great ride together.

In early March, I met with my teammate...

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09:00
What to expect at Google I/O 2017

For the second year running, Google's massive I/O developer event will take place at the storied Shoreline Amphitheater, right around the corner from the company's Mountain View headquarters. Last year's conference had a host of major announcements w...

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08:56
Apple phasing out iPad mini in light of low sales,...




Apple is reportedly planning to phase the iPad mini out of its lineup, which may make the Mini 4 -- released in 2015 -- the last of its kind.

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08:52
Instagram finally snags Snapchat’s beloved selfie...

Instagram introduced its disappearing Stories, a format created by Snapchat, nine months ago. In that time, Stories has racked up 200 million daily active users. Despite criticisms of Instagram’s unoriginality, Stories have clearly been a success. But they’ve been missing one feature that makes Snapchat such a joy to use: the filters that transform your face. That changes now.

In an update rolling out to Instagram users today, the Stories camera has a new face icon with eight filters that transform you into a different version of yourself. The koala and bunny filters will definitely be a hit with kids, and there are flower crowns for the teens. There aren’t quite as many filter options to choose from, and it’s unclear if Instagram will refresh its filters regularly like Snapchat does, but it’s not a bad start. You can use the filters on both front-facing and rear-facing shots.

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08:51
Samsung Pay launches in the UK almost two years...




Samsung is slowly catching up to its competition in the contactless mobile payments market in the United Kingdom, with the South Korean electronics giant launching Samsung Pay in the country on Tuesday, one year after Android Pay arrived in the UK, and almost two years after Apple Pay launched in the market.

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08:46
News: Apple looking for someone to head up video...

Apple is looking for someone to lead its video programming strategy efforts, The Information reports. People familiar with the matter said Apple has talked to former HBO programming head Michael Lombardo, who left HBO early last year to focus on his own production projects. Sources at Apple claim the company is actively looking to fill the role, but what types of video content viewers could end up getting from the arrangement is still an open question.…

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08:42
Microsoft partners with the UN to track human rights...

In what's described as a "landmark" partnership, Microsoft and the United Nations are teaming up to help help predict and fight human rights abuses, among other potential projects. Microsoft is providing a $5 million grant to the UN Human Rights Offi...

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08:22
Uber really wants to be your one-stop transit app

While you'd think that Uber would balk at mass transit, it's really quite friendly to the concept. One of its best-known third-party app tie-ins, Transit, lets you hail a car from the same app that gives you real-time bus schedules. And now it's retu...

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08:13
Instagram continues copying Snapchat with new '...




Facebook's Instagram on Tuesday launched "face filters" for the iPhone, once again copying a signature feature of its main competition, Snapchat.

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08:10
AWT TV Episode 8: May 15, 2017

Dennis, Steve and Marty got together last night for another episode of AWT TV, our weekly livestream where we talk about...Apple! The conversation was free and easy last night, covering:

• The year in review of construction at Apple Park by Matthew Roberts (find him here on YouTube)
• WWDC at the McInerny Convention Center in San Jose - will developers get tours of Apple Park?
• The MP3 format and the generic term for digital files
• Release of the new operating system updates on May 15
• The Core i9 chips that may be announced next month, 12 core/24 thread. Want one in a Mac Pro? 
• 4K video on the 27-inch 5K iMac and how awesome it is!
• Will Apple announce the 10.5-inch iPad Pro at WWDC? 
• The Siri Speaker that might be announced at WWDC
• Google Assistant may make it to iOS as soon as this week
• Apple's acquisition of...

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08:00
‘Sonic Forces’ will bring your fanfiction characters...

Until now, Sonic Forces has looked like Sonic Generations 2 in all but name. With trailers showing off levels that switch between classic side scrolling and the 3D perspective of Sonic's more modern adventures, you can forgive gamers for thinking the...

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07:49
Apple Rumored to Discontinue iPad Mini

Waiting for an iPad mini 5? You may be disappointed. BGR, citing a source close to Apple, claims the 7.9-inch tablet is being phased out. The report doesn't offer a timeline as to when the iPad mini will be discontinued, and its sources couldn't confirm if the iPad mini 4 will remain on sale for a period of time.

Apple is rumored to introduce a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro as early as the WWDC 2017 keynote on June 5, so it's conceivable to think the iPad mini could be axed then if the report is accurate. Apple's tablet lineup would then consist of the iPad Pro in 12.9-inch, 10.5-inch, and 9.7-...

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07:47
Report: Apple to phase out the iPad mini, no more...

There may be bad news for iPad mini fans. A new report claims Apple plans to discontinue the 7.9-inch iPad sometime in the future, which is a claim supported by the lack of updates to the smaller iPad in recent years.

more…

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07:45
Engadget giveaway: Win a GoPro Hero5 Session and...

With all that's going on in the world, you could immerse yourself in the media or strike out to define your own narrative. This week's giveaway is a starter kit for capturing the world as you see it and editing the output to your whims. CyberLink has...

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07:37
News: Apple patents construction method for...

Apple has been granted a patent for techniques to mount multiple components inside a cylindrical device, fueling further speculation that the device in question is the rumored Siri speaker. The patent covers the methods used in mounting speakers, microphones, sensors, lights, touch displays and other electronic parts so that they will lay flush with an outer cylinder-shaped casing. Methods for using gaskets to surround components to seal them against…

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07:32
Comment: Google Assistant’s arrival on the iPhone...

Siri may have been a pioneer in the field of voice-based intelligent assistants, but competition in the field is now fierce. Google Assistant, Microsoft’s Cortana and Amazon’s Alexa are all aiming to take Siri’s crown.

The problem, however, is that many Apple owners are so deeply embedded in the ecosystem that there’s little risk of them switching platforms – especially not from an iPhone to an Android phone. So while Google Assistant in theory put Apple under pressure to improve Siri, in practice, not so much.

But if Google Assistant does indeed make it onto the iPhone this week as reported, that’s a new ballgame …

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07:12
Phishing campaign alerts DocuSign to customer data...

A bizarre email address or an obvious misspelling are good indicators that the recent email telling you to reset your Apple ID password isn't what it seems. But there are more sophisticated (and believable) phishing attacks you have to watch out for,...

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07:11
Pokémon Go kicking off Adventure Week on Thursday...

Pokémon Go is approaching its first anniversary later this summer and Niantic is kicking off a new in-game event to keep the momentum going. Pokémon Go will soon launch Adventure Week which includes perks at PokéStops, discounts in the shop, and bonus candy when walking buddy Pokémon. Adventure Week will also include more rock-type Pokémon and other bonuses…

more…

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07:09
News: Apple making app-specific passwords mandatory...

Starting June 15, Apple is making it mandatory for users to set unique passwords for third-party apps before they can access a user’s iCloud data, according to email notices sent out by Apple Support. To create the app-specific passwords, users will have to enable two-factor authentication for their Apple ID and generate passwords for any third-party app accessing mail, contact and calendar items. The change can be made in the App-Specific Passwords…

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07:02
Behind-The-Scenes Look Into Apple Park Shares Up...

In a new article by Wired today, Apple has shared the first in-depth look inside its new Apple Park campus, providing glimpses into the "Ring" building's original design, up-close images of the campus' construction and interiors, and even personal tidbits about former CEO Steve Jobs' connection to Apple Campus 2. As construction and updates on the site have stretched out over the years, current Apple CEO Tim Cook referred to Apple Park as the company's "biggest project ever."

Jobs' vision of the campus dates back to 2004, when he and Jony Ive began discussing a reimagined headquarters, but it wasn't until the company hired architect Norman Foster in 2009 that the plans began to ramp up. Meetings that Jobs had with architects working on the project lasted five or six...

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06:59
MacBook Pro with Touch Bar wins a Display Industry...

It may be controversial, but the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has won a Display Industry Award from the Society for Information Display (SID), a professional organization focused on the display industry. The awards are granted to “display products that incorporate the most significant technological advances and/or outstanding features.”

Here's what SID has to say about the Mac laptop: “Delivering an entirely new degree of user interactivity, Apple's Touch Bar feature is a multi-touch, high-resolution OLED display placed directly on the keyboard of the MacBook Pro. The Touch Bar delivers shortcuts and tools to the user's fingertips based on which app is being used and in what capacity, with context-specific features and controls that can both make an unfamiliar app more accessible to a new user and empower a pro by enabling greater workflow efficiency. 

“The creation of the Touch Bar involved several breakthroughs in OLED technology – in particular, its Retina-resolution...

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06:58
Rumor claims Apple Pay may launch in Italy on...




After months of hints, Apple Pay may finally launch in Italy this Wednesday, according to a local report citing three sources in the retail and banking industries.

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06:51
Google Assistant is expected to hit iOS and washing...

Google's voice-controlled Assistant has only been available on Android and Home so far, but it might just spread its wings in the very near future. To start, Bloomberg tipsters claim that Google will use its I/O developer conference to launch Assista...

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06:45
Apple is the ‘Most Trusted Brand’ when it comes to...

When it comes to mobile phones, Apple is the most trusted brand, according to the annual Most Trusted Brand in America by Reader’s Digest. Interestingly, Dell topped the list when it comes to computers.

More than 5,500 Americans across the country participated in the online survey, which awards the “Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brand” title to winners in 40 product categories, including travel, food and beverage, automotive, beauty and healthcare, retail and customer service, financial services, household items, consumer electronics and more.

In this year’s survey, more than half of participants responded that the “Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand” seal of approval would increase their likelihood of trusting a brand, and 49 percent...

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06:41
Apple’s new campus: An exclusive look inside the...

This is a long read, but it’ll fly by. Beautifully crafted with lots of photos (by Dan Winters) and anecdotes (expertly related by long-time Apple historian Steven Levy).

One bit from the very end:

Last December, Cook, Ive, and Apple PR head Steve Dowling met with Laurene Powell Jobs, Steve’s widow. At the time, the campus didn’t have a name. One option was to brand the entire site after the company’s late CEO, but that didn’t feel right. A more intimate honor would come from lending his name to the 1,000-seat theater in the southeast corner of the campus. Not only had Jobs thought hard about what the theater should look like, but it will also be the stage for product launches like those he had so famously made his own. “It’s on a hill, at one of the highest points on this land,” Cook says. “It felt like him.”

And so his name will be on the theater. But anyone searching for Steve Jobs’ finger­prints on Apple Park will find them elsewhere—in the glint off the...

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06:34
Apple Park toured, execs reminisce about Steve Jobs...




During a tour given to a journalist in May, Apple's Design head Jony Ive and the architects responsible for the project spoke about the philosophy of Apple Park's design, Steve Jobs' influence on the project down to minute details, and the massive engineering effort needed to complete the project.

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06:33
iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are the best selling smartphones...

Looking at the fourth quarter of 2017 alone, the iPhone 7 was the 2016 best-selling iPhone, followed by the iPhone 7 Plus, based on research from the IHS Markit Smartphone Shipment Database, which tracks quarterly shipment data for more than 350 smartphone models. Apple is in the second spot among smartphone makers, shipping 50.8 million phones, down 0.8% from a year ago.

iHS Market says that “Apple again has demonstrated that its new iPhones integrate enough innovations and new features to drive sales and remain successful in the market.” The company also is capable of selling older devices for an extended period; for instance, the year-old iPhone 6s and 6s Plus both were among the most-shipped models in 2016. 

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06:30
Instagram update adds Snapchat-style AR face filters

Instagram is rolling out a new Snapchat-like AR feature today called face filters. These work with both the photo and video camera to apply real-time face-tracking filters over subjects.

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06:30
Some personal photos of Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, many...

Esther Dyson pulled together this lovely collection of snapshots of people in the PC industry. This is real “back in the day” stuff. Lots of people I didn’t recognize, sprinkled with many I did. I love the young faces of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. And don’t miss Steve Ballmer playing charades.

[Via Dave Winer]

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:30
Blow-up dolls, vibrators and the sex robot’s...

Just a few days before Christmas 2015, I found myself staring down the silicone mouth hole of the "world's first blowjob robot." I'd set out to find the future of sex but quickly realized that: 1) The Autoblow 2+ wasn't a robot at all, and 2) I'd be...

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06:24
FontAgent delivers object-based font server

Insider Software (www.insidersoftware.com) has announced FontAgent Server 7, which it says is “the world's only object-based font server and the most advanced solution for organizing, optimizing, distributing and tracking font collections.”

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06:23
News: Apple releases iOS 10.3.2, tvOS 10.2.1,...

Yesterday Apple released iOS 10.3.2, tvOS 10.2.1, watchOS 3.2.2, and iTunes 12.6.1, all of which focused on minor improvements and bug fixes to previous versions. We’ll update if we find anything worth noting, but Apple is likely saving any big software developments for WWDC next month....

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06:23
Instagram apes Snapchat yet again with face filters

At this point, it's probably easier to note the features Instagram and Facebook haven't swiped from Snapchat. Those tools already include the likes of Stories, stickers and more. Today, the filter-driven photo app announced a slew of new features, on...

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06:20
When Apple is 2 years behind you, put your things in...

Daniel Eran Dilger, Apple Insider, steps through a series of cases where Apple was seriously behind, then overtook the competition. A few examples:

2007: A year prior to Peak iPod, Microsoft announced its own Zune to much fanfare as the “iPod-killer,” just as pundits began imagining in parallel that phones playing MP3s would kill Apple’s iPod empire. Everything seemed so dire for Apple. Zune could do wireless WiFi sync and MP3-playing feature phones appeared to cost much less than an iPod!

However, that year Apple introduced iPhone. Steve Jobs described it as “a widescreen iPod” in addition to a phone and “breakthrough internet device”. Zune staggered along like a zombie until it was terminated while basic phones playing MP3s were blown away by Apple’s “iPod phone” with a real web browser.

And:

2011: Google floated another feature Apple lacked for several years: Near Field Communications, or NFC, used in Google Wallet...

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06:20
Apple makes unique passwords mandatory for third-...




As of June 15, Apple will begin requiring app-specific passwords for third-party apps that need to access iCloud data, the company said in an email notice to users.

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06:19
KeyCue 8.4 offers improved compatibility with macOS...

Ergonis Software (www.ergonis.com) has released KeyCue 8.4, a new version of the company's keyboard shortcut cheat sheet.

It displays an instant overview of the currently available keyboard shortcuts; application-specific menu shortcuts as well as system-wide hotkeys and user-defined shortcut descriptions. Version 8.4 improves compatibility with macOS Sierra and offers enhanced compatibility with third-party products and overall stability.

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06:17
A Better Finder Rename 10.17 - File, photo, and MP3...

A Better Finder Rename is the most complete renaming solution available on the market today. That's why, since 1996, tens of thousands of hobbyists, professionals and businesses depend on A Better Finder Rename to organize and maintain files.

The Instant Preview feature eliminates guesswork and costly errors and helps you find the right settings quickly and accurately by providing as-you-type feedback.

A Better Finder Rename offers a complete set of renaming options that are organized into 15 categories covering all the text, character, position, conversion and truncation features that you would expect from a file renamer, but it does not stop there. The multi-step renaming feature allows multiple renaming steps to be combined to deal with complex renaming jobs in a single operation. Unlike other tools, A Better Finder Rename allows any number of renaming actions to be combined, re-ordered, copied and deleted.



Version 10.17:

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06:15
Upcoming Apple Watch to include game-changing health...

Jonathan S. Geller, BGR:

According to our source, Apple’s sights are now set on the epidemic of diabetes, and the company plans to introduce a game-changing glucose monitoring feature in an upcoming Apple Watch. An estimated 30 million people suffer from diabetes in the US alone, according to the American Diabetes Association, so Apple’s efforts could lead to a historic achievement in the world of health and fitness.

And:

Apple also plans to introduce interchangeable “smart watch bands” that add various functionality to the Apple Watch without added complexity, and without increasing the price of the watch itself. This could also mean that the glucose monitoring feature will be implemented as part of a smart band, rather than being built into the watch hardware.

A smart band is a natural evolution of, extension to the Apple Watch. Each Apple Watch includes a diagnostic six pin port, so there’s already a path for data flow between your existing Apple...

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06:13
Former Apple exec, Sal Soghoian, to host CMD-D:...

Former Apple exec Sal Soghoian has announced the first-ever CMD-D: Masters of Automation Conference (pronounced “Command-D") on Wednesday, Aug 9, in Santa Clara, California. It’s for anyone who uses automation, creates automation or develops software. Registration is now underway.

CMD-D is designed for anyone who uses automation, creates automation or develops software. Attendees will learn about powerful automation capabilities hiding in plain sight, user-friendly Automator power-tricks, the latest developments for cutting-edge dual-platform automation for macOS and iOS, and more. For those who are new to automation, a Scripting Boot Camp is also being planned for Aug. 8.

"I'm really excited about CMD-D," says Soghoian, conference co-founder and user-automation expert. "For the past 20 years, I've met and taught great people, doing amazing things with Apple's automation technologies. Bringing everyone together can...

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06:07
Sal Soghoian to host CMD-D: Masters of Automation...

Sal Soghoian has announced the first-ever CMD-D: Masters of Automation Conference (pronounced “Command-D") on Wednesday, Aug 9, in Santa Clara, California. It’s for anyone who uses automation, creates automation or develops software. Registration is now underway (http://www.cmddconf.com).

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06:06
Sierra Cache Cleaner 11.0.5 - Clear caches, access...

Sierra Cache Cleaner is an award-winning general purpose tool for macOS X. SCC makes system maintenance simple with an easy point-and-click interface to many macOS X functions. Novice and expert users alike will appreciate the powerful toolset SCC provides. Sierra Cache Cleaner is one of the world's leading maintenance tools, with millions of downloads around the globe.

Features

  • Maintenance. Sierra Cache Cleaner is a one-stop solution for all of your macOS X maintenance needs. Intel or PPC, Tiger or Sierra, SCC has the tools to keep your system running at its best.
  • Optimization. Sierra Cache Cleaner can improve system performance by tuning Internet and file cache settings, implementing RAM disks, and cleaning out various cached and stale data.
  • Customization. Sierra Cache Cleaner lets you control your macOS X experience. Turn off Spotlight or Dashboard, or turn on a Login Items...
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06:04
The newly redesigned Shazam

Ryan Christoffel, writing for MacStories, walks through the new look for Shazam. I do like the new design. The old one was cluttered, and sometimes confusing.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:02
VueScan 9.5.76 - Scanner software with advanced...

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

Why should you use VueScan?

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

The list of supported scanners is...

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06:01
∞ Your MP3s are going to be just fine

Three thoughtful responses to yesterdays river of “MP3s are dead” articles.

  1. No, the MP3 Is Not Dead, by Kirk McElhearn.

  2. Your MP3s are going to be just fine, by Hayley Tsukayama for the Washington Post.

  3. “MP3 is dead” missed the real, much better story by Marco Arment.

In a nutshell, your MP3s will not spontaneously combust, the last known MP3 patents have lapsed, AAC is a better format, but the MP3 format is ubiquitous.

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06:00
Sal Soghoian announces Masters of Automation...

Sal Soghoian on the CMD-D conference front page:

Sal here, with something pretty cool to share with you. We’ve started a new conference to bring together the Apple automation and scripting community!

The conference is called CMD-D (pronounced “Command-D”), and it will be held August 9th at the Santa Clara Convention Center. It’ll be a full day of exploring the current state of automation technology on both Apple platforms, sharing ideas and concepts, and showing what’s possible—all with the goal of inspiring and furthering development of your own automation projects.

To assist in this exploration of all things Automation, I’ve invited some of my smartest friends to present sessions focused on their own areas of automation expertise, on macOS and iOS. And, for those new to automation, we’re also planning a Scripting Boot Camp on August 8th.

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Disconnect Lifetime Premium...

For Tuesday’s iLounge Deal, we’re offering a Lifetime Premium Subscription to Disconnect for only $49 — that’s 90% off the regular price. This privacy-shielding VPN blocks online trackers and malware across your entire device, keeping your data safe while also speeding up your browsing and extending your battery life. Tracking requests are blocked from connecting to your devices, while VPN technology encrypts your Internet connection…

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06:00
The latest 'Pokémon Go' event is all about...

With the one year anniversary of Pokémon Go approaching, Niantic and the Pokémon Company have launched (another) in-game event called Adventure Week. From May 18th until May 25th, trainers will encounter an increasing number of Rock-typ...

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06:00
The first television with Amazon Fire TV built in is...

Sure, you can get a Fire TV stick with an Alexa remote and plug it into your existing television set to make it smart. But that setup can't pull in streams from all the devices you have connected, like your PlayStation, antenna and whatever else you...

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05:54
Renders of the 'iPhone 8' from CAD file...




A collection of new renders for the 'iPhone 8' surfaced this morning, claimed to be created based on a 'highly detailed CAD file' of the smartphone's chassis, with the images seemingly showing the new rear dual camera orientation and a section on the glass back supposedly used for wireless charging.

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05:53
Postbox 5.0.14 - Powerful and flexible email client.

Postbox is a new email application that helps you organize your work life and get stuff done. It has all the elegance and simplicity of Apple Mail, but with more power and flexibility to manage even the most demanding workloads.

Features

  • Ultra-Fast Search - Instantly find messages, attachments, images, links, and contacts.
  • Conversation Views - Make sense of email threads through chronological message views.
  • Better Organization - Tabs, Topics, and To-Dos help you stay organized with less effort.
  • Works Great with OS X - Postbox integrates with the Address Book, iCal, iPhoto, Spotlight, and Quick Look. Postbox even works with OmniFocus and Things!
  • Quick and Easy Setup - Postbox will automatically determine your connection settings for you!

Postbox is available in English, German, French, Spanish (Spain), English (British), Italian, Dutch, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, and Swedish.

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05:47
Photos posted from exclusive tour inside Apple Park...

Wired has been given an exclusive look inside the spaceship ring of the Apple Campus, revealing the ‘pod’ approach that was the brainchild of Steve Jobs.

As with any Apple product, its shape would be determined by its function. This would be a workplace where people were open to each other and open to nature, and the key to that would be modular sections, known as pods, for work or collaboration. Jobs’ idea was to repeat those pods over and over: pod for office work, pod for teamwork, pod for socializing, like a piano roll playing a Philip Glass composition. They would be distributed demo­cratically. Not even the CEO would get a suite or a similar incongruity. And while the company has long been notorious for internal secrecy, compartmentalizing its projects on a need-to-know basis, Jobs seemed to be proposing a more porous structure where ideas would be more freely shared across common spaces. Not totally open, of course—Ive’s design studio, for instance, would be...

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05:43
Zenimax turns on Samsung after victory in Oculus VR...

Zenimax and Oculus aren't quite done duking it out in court, but the former has already taken on yet another adversary. The software company has filed a lawsuit against Samsung for infringing on its copyright, since it uses Oculus tech to power the G...

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05:42
Apple patent hints at bezel-free iPhones, iPads and...

Apple has been granted three patents that hint at “bezel-free” iPhones and iPads —  such as the anticipated 10.5-inch iPad Pro — and devices with Touch ID built into the screen. For example, patent number 9,652,096 is for “reducing the border area of a device.” 

In the patent filing, Apple notes that given that the size of a typical mobile electronic device is relatively small compared to a laptop or desktop computer, it’s desirable maximize the display area of mobile electronic devices to increase their user-friendliness. For devices with a touch screen, an increased display area can also provide a larger touch-active area. 

Typically, the display/touch-active area of a mobile electronic device is enclosed partially or fully by a border area. This border area is often reserved for routing signals from...

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05:25
Sketch 44 - Design app for UX/UI for iOS and Web.

Sketch is an innovative and fresh look at vector drawing. Its intentionally minimalist design is based upon a drawing space of unlimited size and layers, free of palettes, panels, menus, windows, and controls. Though simple to use, it offers powerful vector drawing and text tools like perfect Boolean operations, symbols, and powerful rulers, guides, and grids.



Version 44:

New or Improved

  • The buttons at the top of the Vector and Bitmap editing Inspectors are now using the system style
  • Distribute and Align buttons are now hidden when they’re not applicable
  • When creating a Symbol, a new “Symbols” page will no longer be added if there’s already another page containing Symbols in the document
  • Added controls in the Touch Bar to open or close paths
  • Symbols and Shared (Text) Styles now show nested menus when swapping via the Inspector, and reveal the menu at the current selection
  • Improved...
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05:22
App-specific passwords to be mandatory for apps that...

Application specific passwords are set to become a mandatory requirement for third-party apps that access iCloud user data, according to an Apple Support email — as noted by MacRumors. Here’s the email:

“Beginning on 15 June, app-specific passwords will be required to access your iCloud data using third-party apps such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, or other mail, contacts and calendar services not provided by Apple. 

“If you are already signed in to a third-party app using your primary Apple ID password, you will be signed out automatically when this change takes effect.”

Presently, application specific passwords are used to allow non-native apps like email clients to sign in to iCloud accounts that are protected by two-factor authentication. The security measure ensures that users can still link up their iCloud account to apps and services not provided by Apple, while also avoiding the need to...

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05:17
Apple reportedly eyes HBO’s former president of...

The Information reported on Monday that Apple execs met have met with Michael Lombardo (pictured), HBO's former president of programming, for a discussion about Apple's own efforts in original programming. The tech giant is reportedly looking to hire a programming chief of its own.

The Information notes that the meetings with Lombardo suggest that the former HBO exec could be a candidate. Apple has announced a few projects like the reality competition show “Planet of the Apps” and the “Carpool Karaoke” series. Hiring a programming chief would signal to the entertainment community that Apple was serious about making its own shows and movies.

Lombardo is a 33-year veteran of the premium cable channel. Promoted to his current role in 2007, he oversaw the network’s resurgence following the end of “The Sopranos” and the departure of former...

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05:15
Rumor: Apple looking to incorporate diabetes...

A rumor about the next-gen Apple Watch may have just gained some steam today.

Boy Genius Report has offered the following regarding a rumor that Apple is working on diabetes treatment technology for an upcoming future version of the Apple Watch:

According to our source, Apple’s sights are now set on the epidemic of diabetes, and the company plans to introduce a game-changing glucose monitoring feature in an upcoming Apple Watch… Our source indicates that Apple has hired 200 PhDs in the past year as part of the company’s laser lock on improving and innovating in the health space with Apple Watch.

The report mentions that Apple may incorporate “smart watch bands” to help facilitate the diabetes testing and treatment functions.

The report offered the following statement:

Apple also plans to introduce interchangeable “smart watch bands” that add various functionality to the Apple Watch without added complexity, and without increasing the price of...

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05:00
Apple releases macOS 10.2.5 Sierra update, chases...

On Monday, Apple released macOS 10.2.5 Sierra, the latest version of its operating system.

The update, which weighs in around an 896 megabyte download, offers the following fixes and changes:

– Fixes an issue where audio may stutter when played through USB headphones.

– Enhances compatibility of the Mac App Store with future software updates.

– Adds support for media-free installation of Windows 10 Creators Update using Boot Camp.

If you’ve tried macOS 10.2.5 Sierra and have any feedback to offer about your experience, please let us know in the comments.

Via AppleInsider

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04:34
Noodlesoft releases Hazel 4.1 for the Mac

Noodlesoft has rolled out Hazel 4.1 a feature update to their housekeeping utility for macOS. The upgrade features smart date matching, as well as boasts a new user guide to help users to take advantage of Hazel's features.

Previewing rules is now enhanced with detachable popovers and highlighting of text matches. Other features include default values for empty attributes, a new "capture date" attribute, the ability to match a file based on others in the same folder, and more.

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04:33
Apple granted patents for bezel-free display and...

Apple has today been granted patents for two headline features expected from the iPhone 8: an edge-to-edge display, and a Touch ID button embedded into the screen.

The edge-to-edge display patent has the rather mundane heading ‘Reducing the border area of a device.’ It describes how a mostly-flat display can have a curved border area allowing it to wrap around the sides of the device …

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04:30
Rising price of movie tickets could benefit Apple...

This weekend I took my daughter and I to see Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2. It cost us $20 to see the film. That's the matinee price (before 4 p.m.) at a Regal movie theater in Nashville, TN. Prices are higher elsewhere.

The average price of a movie ticket in the U.S, including less expensive matinee prices, for 2017 is $8.84. For comparison's sake, the average price was $5.39 in 2000, $4.22 in 1990, $2.78 in 1980 -- and .36 in 1948. 

Okay, let's do the math. It's going to cost me about $20 (not counting overpriced concessions) to see a movie in the theater these days. I can buy two new movies (Passengers and Hidden Figures, which were both on sale for $9.99 at iTunes when I wrote this) for the same price and watch them as often as I want. 

Ignoring the issues of passing along digital purchased movies to your heirs, it makes more sense to wait and buy a movie at iTunes rather than going to the theater. Especially if you were to...

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04:04
iPhone 8 renders from ‘highly detailed CAD files’...

New iPhone renders created from a ‘highly detailed CAD file’ show an iPhone 8 design with embedded Home button, glass back and what appears to be an area carved out for a wireless charging coil.

The report itself is rather confused, describing it as the iPhone 8 while suggesting the two sizes expected for the iPhone 7s, and referring to a separate ‘tenth anniversary phone’ – but what is shown matches up with the rumors for the flagship iPhone 8 …

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04:03
Majority of U.S. adults own a streaming enabled TV

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has released “The Changing TV Experience: 2017,” a study revealing that most U.S. adults (56%) own a streaming enabled TV, a 56% rise from just two years ago, a fundamental shift in the way that Americans watch television.

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04:01
Kool Tools: Linksys Tri-Band MU-MIMO Wi-Fi router

Linksys's Linksys Max-Stream EA9300 is an AC4000 MU-MIMO Tri-Band router delivering wireless speeds up to 4Gbps for simultaneous downloading, streaming, gaming and surfing.

Offering MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple Output), the next generation Wi-Fi 802.11ac Wave 2 technology, helps improve overall performance and efficiency of a Wi-Fi network while providing dedicated bandwidth to MU-MIMO capable client devices as if they have their own dedicated router. 

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04:00
How to edit appointment details with the Calendar...

The Inspector window appears when you add a new event, or double-click on an existing event in the Calendar app in macOS Sierra. It shows you all the details of your events, including who's invited, and where and when you want the event to occur.

It helps you fill out your events using Autocomplete. Start typing an address and Calendar suggests matching locations. Start typing the name of a contact in your Address Book and Calendar suggests matching names based on contacts you've entered in the Contacts app.

What’s more, you can see your event locations on a miniature map in the Inspector. If you click this mini map, a full size view opens in the Maps app. 

The mini map includes an estimate of the travel time to your appointment destination from your current location in the event Inspector as well as the weather forecast for that day. (For travel time estimates, directions and weather, you need to turn on Location Services in System Preferences.)

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03:56
OmniOutliner Pro 5.0.4 - Pro version of the popular...

OmniOutliner Pro is a flexible program for creating, collecting, and organizing information. Give your creativity a kick start by using an application that's actually designed to help you think. It's like having an extra brain - one that doesn't keep losing the car keys.

You can use OmniOutliner's document structure to create hierarchies of main headings and subpoints that can be expanded and collapsed, which are immensely useful when it comes to brainstorming new ideas, drilling out specifics, and lining up steps needed to get everything done. But you aren't limited to outlines - you've got multiple columns, smart checkboxes, customizable popup lists, and an über-innovative styles system at your disposal.

OmniOutliner Professional includes in-depth outlining features like folded editing, clipping service support, audio recording, a new sections drawer, and saved templates. With OmniOutliner Professional, you can actively hide and display the...

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03:55
Third-Party Apps Will Need App-Specific Passwords...

App-specific passwords are set to become a mandatory requirement for third-party apps that access iCloud user data, according to an Apple Support email sent out today.

Currently, app-specific passwords are used to allow non-native apps like email clients to sign in to iCloud accounts that are protected by two-factor authentication. The security measure ensures that users can still link up their iCloud account to apps and services not provided by Apple, while also avoiding the need to disclose their Apple ID password to third parties.

However, app-specific passwords will become a basic requirement from June 15, according to Apple. The policy change basically means that users who want to continue using third-party apps with their iCloud account will have to enable two-factor authentication and generate individual passwords for each app.

Beginning on 15 June, app-specific passwords will be required to...

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03:55
OmniOutliner Essentials 5.0.4 - Organize your ideas...

OmniOutliner Essentials (was OmniOutliner) is a flexible program for creating, collecting, and organizing information. Give your creativity a kick start by using an application that's actually designed to help you think. It's like having an extra brain - one that doesn't keep losing the car keys.

You can use OmniOutliner's document structure to create hierarchies of main headings and subpoints that can be expanded and collapsed, which are immensely useful when it comes to brainstorming new ideas, drilling out specifics, and lining up steps needed to get everything done. But you aren't limited to outlines - you've got multiple columns, smart checkboxes, customizable popup lists, and an Über-innovative styles system at your disposal.

Use OmniOutliner to draft to-do lists, create agendas, manage tasks, track expenses, take notes, plan events, write screenplays...and just about anything else you can think of.



Version 5.0.4:

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03:38
Apple Granted 56 Patents Today Covering an Edge-to-...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 56 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. Our report covers three specific patents. One covers a portable 3D scanner associated with a Kinect-like device. Another covers Touch ID that moves from the Home Button to beneath the display. The last patent covers a touch panel that will allow a device like the iPhone 8 to have a display that extends edge-to-edge eliminating the traditional bezel.

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for May 16, 2017

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

iOS Apps/Updates

iAppLab Solutions has introduced Taxpense. It’s an app for managing business tax and finances. Taxpense offers small business owners, self-employed, freelancers and contractors a way to manage and track GST, VAT, tax, income, expense and mileage related to multiple accounts in a business portfolio It’s available in both free and paid ($2.99) versions.

macOS Apps/Updates

Neonway has released Tray Player Lite 1.7, an update of the free music player for macOS. It allows users to play audio files on their Mac.

Tray Player Lite sorts through the files that users...

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03:00
Hulu with Live TV, first impressions from the beta...

Hulu with Live TV is not the channel bundle you might’ve grown up with. The $40-per-month streaming service clearly wants to be something other than cable.

Aside from being cheaper than the average pay TV package, Hulu’s new bundle aims to blur the lines between live TV, on-demand shows, and DVR. It pushes personalized recommendations on what to watch, and it shunts the notion of channel-flipping out of the spotlight. Recordings, on-demand episodes, and Hulu’s existing TV and movie library intermingle in ways that obscure the source of what you’re watching, as if to suggest that only the content matters.

Hulu’s attempt to distance itself from the legacy TV experience is refreshing, and it can lead to discovering some great television. But it can also be disorienting, due to an expansive, sometimes confusing menu system. Hulu also accurately describes the current service as a beta, and it’s marred by limited device support and occasional glitches. We’re not going to...

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02:58
App specific passwords will be required to sign in...

In its ongoing efforts to ensure strong security for customers, Apple will require the use of app-specific passwords from June 15th. This affects you if you use a third-party app that logs in with an iCloud email and password (Outlook, Thunderbird, etc) to access contacts, calendar and mail messages.

If you don’t migrate to app-specific passwords by the June 15 deadline, then those apps will stop working. Luckily, it’s easy to fix: read on for step-by-step instructions on how to make app-specific passwords for your Apple ID.

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02:32
Apple patents method of building feature-rich...




Lending credence to rumors of a cylindrical "Siri speaker," Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent covering the operating design of a component-rich tubular device, and methods for manufacturing the same.

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Monday May 15

20:59
Bookends 12.8.1 - Reference management and...

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

  • Bookends uses the cloud to sync reference libraries on all the Macs you use. Access the power of Bookends directly from Mellel, Nisus Writer Pro, or MS Word (including Word 2016): Bookends allows you to scan your existing word-processor files and automatically generate finished manuscripts with properly formatted bibliographies. You can also scan Apple Pages '08, '09, and 5, Manuscripts.app, and LibreOffice/OpenOffice 4 files, or RTF files saved from any word processor.
  • Bookends allows you to share your references over the Internet with anyone, on any platform. And with Bookends, you can directly search and import references from...
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20:59
iFFmpeg 6.3.4 - Convert multimedia files between...

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



Version 6.3.4:

  • Added support for DAV files
  • Changed position of the progressbar in the preview window (not overlapping anymore)
  • Selecting certain higher profiles for h264 and h265 are now correctly processed
  • Improved auto-detecting crop size
  • When enabling 'Create Chapter Markers’ it now automatically sets chapters at 'every minute'
  • Fixed issue copying PGS subtitles into MKV containers
  • Fixed issue when adding audio streams and changing the container
  • Fixed issue drawing text when set to 'Frame number'



  • OS X 10.7.3 or later
  • Working FFmpeg OS X binary (...

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20:59
Smultron 9.3.4 - Easy-to-use, powerful text editor.

Smultron 9 is an elegant and powerful text editor that is easy to use. Use it to create or edit any text document. Everything from a web page, a note or a script to any single piece of text or code. Since Smultron 9 is easy to use, quick and uses powerful technologies like auto save, it helps you to do what you want to do without getting in your way. So you can save time and get things done. Use Smultron 9 for all your text needs.

  • It is easy to begin using Smultron 9 as it is designed to be very intuitive
  • Edit your text with many helpful tools
  • You have access to many powerful text tools
  • All your open documents are easily accessible
  • Use Smultron 9 in your own language as it is translated into many languages
  • Store your documents in iCloud and access them on all your Macs
  • It has all the features you want when you need them - like syntax colors for 130 code languages, regular expressions, commands, text...
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20:59
Apple macOS Sierra 10.12.5 - The latest OS from...

With Apple macOS Sierra, Siri makes its debut on Mac, with new features designed just for the desktop. Your Mac works with iCloud and your Apple devices in smart new ways, and intelligent capabilities make your photos, music, and messaging even more enjoyable.

Features

  • Get things done by asking Siri, the intelligent assistant now on your Mac.
    • Enjoy your favorite features from iOS as well as new ones optimized for Mac.
    • Send messages, create reminders, search the web, and more while you work.
    • Drag and drop or copy and paste Siri results into your documents.
    • Pin Siri results in Notification Center and reference them later.
    • Find files, adjust settings, and get system information just by asking Siri.
  • Copy and paste between your devices with Universal Clipboard.
    • Copy a quote, image, or video from an app on one device and paste it into an app on another device.
    • ...
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20:59
Apple iTunes 12.6.1 - Play Apple Music and manage...

Apple iTunes lets you organize and stream Apple Music, download and watch video and listen to Podcasts. It can automatically download new music, app, and book purchases across all your devices and computers. And it's a store that has everything you need to be entertained. Anywhere. Anytime.



Version 12.6.1 (12.6.1.25):

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.9.5 or later
  • iTunes Extras require OS X 10.10.3 or later



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20:59
beaTunes 4.6.15 - Organize your music collection.

beaTunes is a full-featured music player and organizational tool for music collections.

How well organized is your music library? Are your artists always spelled the same way? Any R.E.M. vs REM? beaTunes can easily fix this and other problems with its unique inspection feature (license required for applying one-click solutions). Could your last mix CD's song order use some improvement? Let beaTunes re-arrange your playlist for you! Always wondered how you could take advantage of the BPM (beats per minute) field? Let beaTunes fill in the blanks and help you while DJ'ing at your next party.

Here are some more examples of what you can do with beaTunes:

  • Navigate in songs semantically (i.e., segment to segment)
  • Automatically determine BPM (beats per minute)
  • Automatically determine the musical key your songs are in
  • Sort existing playlists so that matching songs succeed each other
  • Create matchlists (i.e.,...
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20:59
Videobox 4.2.2 - $15.00

Videobox allows you to quickly and easily download Flash video from most all of the popular video sites on the internet. Videobox will convert the video into a native Quicktime format so it's ready to view on your Mac, iPod, iPhone, or iTunes.



Version 4.2.2:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.6 or later (OS X 10.7 or later recommended)



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20:59
Hazel 4.1 - Create rules for organizing and cleaning...

Hazel is your personal housekeeper, organizing and cleaning folders based on rules you define. Hazel can also manage your trash and uninstall your applications.

Organize your files using a familiar rule interface. Filter on the file's name, type, date, the site or email address it came from and more. And do more than just file. You can set color labels, Spotlight keywords and comments and even archive files. Hazel also cleans, sporting options to clean out incomplete and duplicate downloads. All this is done automatically in the background allowing you to focus on your real work.

In addition, Hazel can manage your Trash for you, relieving you of having to empty it yourself.



Version 4.1:

New Features:

  • New in-app help/manual Hazel's help has been reorganized and rewritten It should be more comprehensive and easier to navigate
  • "Smart" date matching Custom date attributes now have the option of...
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20:59
Apple Security Update 2017-002 - For OS X 10.11.

Apple Security Update is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X. For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

The download link above is for OS X 10.11 El Capitan; see Related Links for additional security updates.



Version 2017-002:

  • CoreAnimation

    Available for: OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 and OS X Yosemite 10.10.5

    Impact: Processing maliciously crafted data may lead to arbitrary code execution

    Description: A memory consumption issue was addressed through improved memory handling.
  • DiskArbitration

    Available for: macOS Sierra 10.12.4 and OS X El Capitan 10.11.6

    Impact: An application may be able to gain system privileges

    Description: A race condition was addressed with additional filesystem...
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20:59
Apple iOS 10.3.2 - The latest version of Apple'...

iOS 10 is the biggest release of iOS ever. A massive update to Messages brings the power of the App Store to your conversations and makes messaging more personal than ever. Find your route with beautifully redesigned Maps. Relive memories like never before in Photos. Use the power of Siri in more apps than ever. A new Home app to make controlling your home even easier. And all-new Music and News.



Version 10.3.2:

  • Bug fixes and improves the security of your iPhone and iPad. To read a detailed list of the changes that were introduced in this update go here.



  • iPhone 5 / 5c / 5s / 6 / 6 Plus / 6s / 6s Plus / 7 / 7 Plus
  • iPad mini (2-4) / iPad 4th generation / iPad Air / iPad Air 2 / iPad Pro (9.7- and 12.9-inch)
  • iPod touch 6th gen



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20:59
macOS Server 5.3.1 - Quickly and easily turn a Mac...

macOS Server, designed for macOS and iOS devices, makes it easy to share files, schedule meetings, synchronize contacts, develop software, host your own website, publish wikis, configure Mac, iPhone, and iPad devices, remotely access your network, and more.

macOS Server is an application you can add to macOS right from the Mac App Store. Anyone can quickly and easily turn a Mac into a server that’s perfect for home offices, businesses, schools, developers, and hobbyists alike.



Version 5.3.1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.12.4 or later.

  • Fixes issues with VPP app assignment in Profile Manager



  • OS X 10.12.4 or later



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20:59
Fantastical 2.3.7 - Create calendar events and...

Fantastical 2 is the Mac calendar you'll actually enjoy using. Creating an event with Fantastical is quick, easy, and fun:

  • Open Fantastical with a single click or keystroke
  • Type in your event details and press return

...and you're back to what you were doing with a shiny new event in your calendar!

Fantastical's natural-language engine is expressive and intelligent, so you can write in your own style. Fantastical also automatically recognizes the location of your event and can even invite people from your Contacts to the event.



Version 2.3.7:

  • Can now set categories on Exchange tasks
  • Performance improvements in Day and Week views
  • Smoother horizontal and vertical scrolling in Day and Week views when using a Magic Mouse
  • VoiceOver: Left sidebar is now a separate group to simplify navigation
  • Fixed not being able to respond to invitations when connecting to...
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20:59
Coda 2.6.5 - One-window Web development suite.

Coda is a powerful Web editor that puts everything in one place. An editor. Terminal. CSS. Files. With Coda 2, we went beyond expectations. With loads of new, much-requested features, a few surprises, and a seriously refreshed UI, this update is, truly, major.

Features

  • Integrated file browser
  • Fully-featured text editor
  • CSS editor
  • Preview
  • Built-in terminal
  • Complete set of references



Version 2.6.5:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.10 or later.

Fixes:

  • Improved behavior of Panic Sync's offline message reporting
  • Improved stability when choosing "Replace All Data on This Mac" during initial sync
  • Fixed an issue preventing the "Privacy" preference checkbox from appearing when running in French, German or Japanese



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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19:19
Apple seeks programming chief for TV, movie content...




Apple is looking to hire a chief programmer to lead the company's original video efforts, suggesting Cupertino intends to expand its content catalog beyond "Planet of the Apps" and "Carpool Karaoke," according to a report on Monday.

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18:49
Apple said to be in search of programming chief to...

Apple’s original content and video efforts have been described as scattered at best in earlier reports, but now it looks like the company is trying to do something about that. According to a new report from The Information, Apple is currently in the process of searching for a programming chief to spearhead its video efforts…

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18:29
Apple Seeking Programming Chief to Lead Video Efforts

Apple is looking for a programming chief, suggesting the company is serious about delving further into original programming, reports The Information.

In its search to find someone to lead its video efforts, Apple is said to have met with former HBO president and programming lead Michael Lombardo earlier this year to "discuss Apple's video programming strategy." Lombardo left his high-profile role as HBO president in early 2016 to become a producer because he wanted a more active creative role.

Lombardo is currently producing a show for HBO, but given his meeting with Apple, it's possible the company is considering him for the head programming role. Apple is said to be actively seeking to fill the position, which could answer some questions Hollywood has about the...

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18:15
Watch: What you need to know about USB-C and...




Apple's decision to pare down connectivity options on its latest MacBook laptops to USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 has left some users confused about each protocol's unique capabilities and limitations. AppleInsider presents a short history of the two standards and how they coexist in Apple's latest devices.

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17:52
Jamf Now: Set up and protect your Apple devices [...

Jamf Now is an on-demand mobile device management solution for the iPads, iPhones and Macs in your workplace. We make device management simple and affordable for everyone, so businesses can support their users; no IT required. Manage your first three devices for free and add more for just $2 per device per month. Get started for free today!

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17:48
∞ Apple releases updates for macOS Sierra, iOS,...

It’s a big day for Apple software updates. The company released macOS Sierra 10.12.5, iOS 10.3.2, watchOS 3.2.2, and tvOS 10.2.1. You can apply the update by going to Software Update on each device. The Apple Watch will need to updated from your iPhone.

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17:47
About the security content of iTunes 12.6.1 for...

This document describes the security content of iTunes 12.6.1 for Windows.

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17:46
About the security content of Safari 10.1.1

This document describes the security content of Safari 10.1.1.

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17:44
About the security content of iCloud for Windows 6.2...

This document describes the security content of iCloud for Windows 6.2.1.

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17:42
About the security content of tvOS 10.2.1

This document describes the security content of tvOS 10.2.1.

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17:40
About the security content of watchOS 3.2.2

This document describes the security content of watchOS 3.2.2.

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17:38
About the security content of macOS Sierra 10.12.5,...

This document describes the security content of macOS Sierra 10.12.5, Security Update 2017-002 El Capitan, and Security Update 2017-002 Yosemite.

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17:37
About the security content of iOS 10.3.2

This document describes the security content of iOS 10.3.2.

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17:30
Ransomware attack could spark lawsuits

Dore said companies that faced disruptions because they did not run the Microsoft update or because they were using older versions of Windows could face lawsuits if they publicly touted their cyber security. His law firm sued LinkedIn after a 2012 data breach, alleging individuals paid for premium accounts because the company falsely stated it had top-quality cyber security measures. LinkedIn settled for $1.25 million in 2014.

It’s amazing to me that so many institutions have such poor security.

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16:23
Roundup: Everything we currently know about Apple’s...

It’s long been rumored that Apple is working on a competitor to Amazon’s Echo platform and Google Home in the form of a so-called Siri Speaker. While WWDC has been a software-only event in recent years, it appears that might change with this year’s keynote and Siri Speaker.

With Siri Speaker rumored to be unveiled next month, it’s time to take a step back and look at everything we’ve heard about the device at this point…

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16:20
Should You Leave Google Chrome For the Opera Browser?

mspohr shares a report written by Jason Koebler via Motherboard who makes the case for why you should break up with Chrome and switch to the Opera browser: Over the last few years, I have grown endlessly frustrated with Chrome's resource management, especially on MacOS. Admittedly, I open too many tabs, but I'd wager that a lot of you do, too. With Chrome, my computer crawls to complete unusability multiple times a day. After one too many times of having to go into Activity Monitor to find that one single Chrome tab is using several gigs of RAM, I decided enough was enough. I switched to Opera, a browser I had previously thought was only for contrarians. This, after previous dalliances with Safari and Firefox left me frustrated. Because Opera is also based on Blink, I almost never run into a website, plugin, script, or video that doesn't work flawlessly on it. In fact, Opera works almost exactly like Chrome, except without the resource hogging that makes me want to throw my...

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16:01
Hands-on: StarTech’s USB-C to SATA adapter makes for...

I recently got my hands on the Atomos Ninja Inferno external recorder and monitor for my Panasonic GH5. This 7-inch monitor allows you to record 4K video directly to 2.5-inch SATA SSDs. It’s a wonderful tool for my video workflow, because it allows for extra long recording times, and fast data transfers to my Mac.

The only problem is that the external monitor doesn’t ship with the needed USB-enabled caddy for transferring data from the SSD to my MacBook Pro. Atomos sells a docking station, but it’s limited to USB-A connections.

That’s where StarTech’s wonderful USB-C to SATA adapter comes in. This inexpensive adapter makes it super-easy to transfer data from a SATA-enabled SSD to the MacBook Pro via USB-C. Watch our hands-on video inside for the details....

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15:52
[Sponsor] Stashword iOS App and Website

Stashword’s iOS app is a simple yet feature rich password manager trusted by thousands of users. Stashword is not just an incredible password manager, it is also a secure digital vault where you can save, organize and share notes, codes, bank information, credit cards, and more. You can even scan and save documents such as your drivers license, insurance, passport etc.

Stashword is free to try for 15 days. Paid membership enables you to synchronize across all your devices and access to their full-featured website www.stashword.com. For this week only, yearly membership is $7.99, which is 20 percent off the regular price.

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15:00
Apple Releases macOS 10.12.5, iOS 10.3.2, watchOS 3....

On Monday, Apple released point updates to all its operating systems. Starting with the desktop, the macOS 10.12.5 update for Sierra is the fifth major update since the operating system was released in September of 2016. The iPhone-maker also released the iOS 10.3.2 for iPhones, iPads and iPods to the public. The update for Macs offers a range of bug fixes, improvements to Night Shift, and a long list of security patches. The iOS 10.3.2 update offers "bug fixes and improves the security." More details -- including what's new in tvOS, and watchOS -- here.


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14:11
AWT News Update: May 15, 2017

iPad Pro illustration of The Players Tournament by Jim Conway, courtesy of the PGA Tour

A new week, and a fresh new batch of stories for our listeners:

  • Updates to all of Apple's operating systems showed up today, with macOS squashing a bug that caused stuttering sound through USB headphones
  • A rumor says that Apple may have "smart bands" coming out as accessories for the Apple Watch that could do real-time monitoring of blood glucose, add battery life, and include cameras
  • Artists with iPad Pros and Apple Pencils were in attendance at The Players Tournament this weekend, capturing the PGA Tour event in a high-tech way

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

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14:03
Rumor: Apple Watch may get glucose monitoring...

Apple’s sights are now set on the epidemic of diabetes, and the company plans to introduce a “game-changing” glucose monitoring feature in an upcoming Apple Watch, reports BGR, quoting an unnamed source.

The article says the tech giant also plans to introduce interchangeable “smart watch bands” that add various functionality to the smartwatch without added complexity, and without increasing the price of the watch itself. This could also mean that the glucose monitoring feature will be implemented as part of a smart band, rather than being built into the watch hardware. 

BGR says that a camera band that adds a camera to the watch is another possibility, or a band that contains a battery to extend battery life.

The Sellers Research Group (that’s me) says there’s a 97% chance that both of these rumors (the glucose monitoring feature and smart watchbands) are...

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13:53
Apple's iPhone photography ad campaign...




Apple continues to promote the capabilities of the iPhone 7 Plus dual camera with a new "Barbers" ad spotlighting Portrait Mode.

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13:38
Rumor: Next-gen Apple Watch may support glucose...




Future Apple Watch models will reportedly include support for glucose monitoring, as well as "smart watch bands" that should expand features without requiring people to buy an entirely new device.

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13:27
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 15...

Notable software releases this week include Fantastical 2.3.7, PopChar X 7.7.1, and Default Folder X 5.1.5.

 

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13:27
ExtraBITS for 15 May 2017

In ExtraBITS this week, it seems like Amazon Prime Video is heading to the Apple TV, the Apple Watch could potentially prevent a stroke, and MacPaw has taken possession of Tekserve’s legendary Apple hardware collection.

 

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13:22
∞ It’s not just about closing the rings with Apple...

Apple Watch is an incredible device for many reasons, but none are as great as how it helps people track their exercise and movement. The watch does this by using rings—closing the rings means you had a great day of standing, exercising, and movement. But what if you don’t close the rings? […]

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13:05
Videobox 4.2.2 - $15.00

Videobox allows you to quickly and easily download Flash video from most all of the popular video sites on the internet. Videobox will convert the video into a native Quicktime format so it's ready to view on your Mac, iPod, iPhone, or iTunes.



Version 4.2.2:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.6 or later (OS X 10.7 or later recommended)



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13:00
Despite launching Apple Music competitor, Pandora...

Pandora has been reevaluating its strategy as it faces increased competition from streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music, launching its own streaming service earlier this year. Now, a report from Bloomberg claims that as the company continues to invest in streaming, it is looking to offload its Ticketfly business…

more…

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12:53
Virtual 'top hats' ensure swarming drones...

Drone swarms can be used for lots of things, like creating holograms, putting on a Superbowl halftime show or collecting military intelligence. One of the problems with a bunch of quadcopters executing maneuvers in close proximity, however, is that t...

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12:48
Another report claims Apple working on diabetes...

BGR is out with a report today that mostly echoes previous claims that Apple is working on diabetes treatment technology for an upcoming future version of the Apple Watch.

more…

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12:39
Future Apple Watch Rumored to Include Glucose...

Apple is planning major new health features for future versions of the Apple Watch, according to a new report from BGR citing sources with knowledge of Apple's plans.

The company is said to be working on implementing a new glucose monitoring feature and interchangeable smart bands, which could add new health functionality to the Apple Watch. Both features have been previously rumored in the past, but BGR suggests the functionality could be coming soon.

It has been rumored that Apple is interested in glucose monitoring, and it appears that the time may now be right. Previous rumors have stated that Apple might only be able to achieve this through a separate device that might complement the watch, however BGR has learned that this might not be accurate.In April, a CNBC report suggested Apple had a...

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12:37
Waymo, Lyft partner on self-driving tests as Google...




Alphabet's Waymo is joining with Lyft to test self-driving cars on public roads, according to an announcement, while another Alphabet company -- Google -- is previewing a complete Android interface for cars which will nevertheless support Apple's CarPlay technology.

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12:37
∞ Apple’s new iPhone 7 Plus ad: Barbers

Another new one from Apple.

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12:34
The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Moral Remains

London’s Victoria and Albert Museum has announced the first major international retrospective of Pink Floyd, one of the world’s most pioneering and influential bands. To mark 50 years since the band released their first single Arnold Layne, and over 200 million record sales later, The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Moral Remains experience will be a spectacular and unparalleled audio-visual journey through Pink Floyd’s unique and extraordinary worlds; chronicling the music, design, and staging of the band, from their debut in the 1960s through to the present day.

I wish I could see this.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:22
In Portrait mode on the iPhone 7 Plus, you don’t...

Apple's iPhone 7 Plus continues to be Apple's number one selling iPhone model and it's all because of their dual Lens camera with 'Portrait Mode."

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12:18
AirPods Giveaway: Enter today for your chance to win...




It's time for another AirPods giveaway! We're giving away another free pair of Apple AirPods to one lucky reader. Enter today for your chance to win the popular W1 accessory and avoid Apple's current 6-week wait.

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12:17
Coda 2.6.5 - One-window Web development suite.

Coda is a powerful Web editor that puts everything in one place. An editor. Terminal. CSS. Files. With Coda 2, we went beyond expectations. With loads of new, much-requested features, a few surprises, and a seriously refreshed UI, this update is, truly, major.

Features

  • Integrated file browser
  • Fully-featured text editor
  • CSS editor
  • Preview
  • Built-in terminal
  • Complete set of references



Version 2.6.5:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.10 or later.

Fixes:

  • Improved behavior of Panic Sync's offline message reporting
  • Improved stability when choosing "Replace All Data on This Mac" during initial sync
  • Fixed an issue preventing the "Privacy" preference checkbox from appearing when running in French, German or Japanese



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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12:13
Apple Releases New 'Barbers' iPhone 7 Plus...

Apple today shared a new iPhone 7 Plus ad on its YouTube channel, once again promoting the Portrait Mode feature of its flagship device.

The spot takes place in a barbershop, with photos from the iPhone 7 Plus used to advertise the shop's skills. Images captured with the iPhone are added to the storefront, drawing in more and more customers until there's a long line out the door. "In Portrait mode on the iPhone 7 Plus, you don't just look good. You look fantastic," reads the ad's description.

Apple has been heavily promoting the iPhone 7 Plus Portrait Mode feature, which Tim Cook recently said is one of the reasons why the iPhone 7 Plus has been the most popular "Plus" model the company has released yet.

Interest in the...

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12:13
iPhone 7 Plus heads to the barbershop for latest...

Apple is continuing its iPhone ad campaign by promoting Portrait Mode from the iPhone 7 Plus dual camera system.

more…

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12:07
2018 Genesis G80 Sport arrives as latest with Apple’...

Genesis Motors, Hyundai’s luxury car division, is today announcing the arrival of the latest vehicle with Apple’s in-dash CarPlay platform standard with its new Genesis G80 Sport. The vehicle is the company’s second to officially support CarPlay stock following the 2017 Genesis G80.

more…

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12:00
Bookends 12.8.1 - Reference management and...

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

  • Bookends uses the cloud to sync reference libraries on all the Macs you use. Access the power of Bookends directly from Mellel, Nisus Writer Pro, or MS Word (including Word 2016): Bookends allows you to scan your existing word-processor files and automatically generate finished manuscripts with properly formatted bibliographies. You can also scan Apple Pages '08, '09, and 5, Manuscripts.app, and LibreOffice/OpenOffice 4 files, or RTF files saved from any word processor.
  • Bookends allows you to share your references over the Internet with anyone, on any platform. And with Bookends, you can directly search and import references from...
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11:58
Apple Security Update 2017-002 - For OS X 10.11.

Apple Security Update is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X. For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

The download link above is for OS X 10.11 El Capitan; see Related Links for additional security updates.



Version 2017-002:

  • CoreAnimation

    Available for: OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 and OS X Yosemite 10.10.5

    Impact: Processing maliciously crafted data may lead to arbitrary code execution

    Description: A memory consumption issue was addressed through improved memory handling.
  • DiskArbitration

    Available for: macOS Sierra 10.12.4 and OS X El Capitan 10.11.6

    Impact: An application may be able to gain system privileges

    Description: A race condition was addressed with additional filesystem...
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11:55
A lowrider lawnmower styled after vintage cars

I don’t even know what to say, this is just cool.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:39
Apple iTunes 12.6.1 - Play Apple Music and manage...

Apple iTunes lets you organize and stream Apple Music, download and watch video and listen to Podcasts. It can automatically download new music, app, and book purchases across all your devices and computers. And it's a store that has everything you need to be entertained. Anywhere. Anytime.



Version 12.6.1 (12.6.1.25):

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.9.5 or later
  • iTunes Extras require OS X 10.10.3 or later



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11:24
Review: Periodic Audio Mg, Ti, & Be In-Ear...

One of the best ways to learn about new audio equipment — other than reading our reviews — to attend local meetups and trade shows. At these events you can of often find expensive and rare gear to test, but here's a pro tip: if you attend a headphone meetup and only play with the gear, you're doing it wrong. The best part of headphone meetups is the people you meet. At CanJam 2017, we had the chance to talk with Dan Wiggins, creator of Periodic Audio's new line of in-ear monitors, to a level of extreme geekery. Dan sent us his entire product lineup to test; though not without flaws, we think they sound great.{/exp:char_limit}
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11:20
macOS Server 5.3.1 - Quickly and easily turn a Mac...

macOS Server, designed for macOS and iOS devices, makes it easy to share files, schedule meetings, synchronize contacts, develop software, host your own website, publish wikis, configure Mac, iPhone, and iPad devices, remotely access your network, and more.

macOS Server is an application you can add to macOS right from the Mac App Store. Anyone can quickly and easily turn a Mac into a server that’s perfect for home offices, businesses, schools, developers, and hobbyists alike.



Version 5.3.1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.12.4 or later.

  • Fixes issues with VPP app assignment in Profile Manager



  • OS X 10.12.4 or later



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11:17
Apple iOS 10.3.2 - The latest version of Apple'...

iOS 10 is the biggest release of iOS ever. A massive update to Messages brings the power of the App Store to your conversations and makes messaging more personal than ever. Find your route with beautifully redesigned Maps. Relive memories like never before in Photos. Use the power of Siri in more apps than ever. A new Home app to make controlling your home even easier. And all-new Music and News.



Version 10.3.2:

  • Bug fixes and improves the security of your iPhone and iPad. To read a detailed list of the changes that were introduced in this update go here.



  • iPhone 5 / 5c / 5s / 6 / 6 Plus / 6s / 6s Plus / 7 / 7 Plus
  • iPad mini (2-4) / iPad 4th generation / iPad Air / iPad Air 2 / iPad Pro (9.7- and 12.9-inch)
  • iPod touch 6th gen



Download Now...

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11:09
Feature Request: Meal logging from Apple’s Health app

Apple’s Health app in iOS 10 prominently displays Nutrition as one of the four main categories on the Health Data dashboard, but adding detailed information currently requires a third-party meal logging app with HealthKit support. Apple recommends a variety of solutions that work well including Lifesum and MyFitnessPal, but ultimately a native meal logging feature and first party food database would make the Health app much more useful.

more…

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11:02
Google Assistant standalone iPhone app could launch...




Google will soon allow iPhone and iPad owners use the search company's latest digital assistant, according to a report, with a standalone iOS app for Google Assistant claimed to be launched in the near future, possibly as part of an announcement during the Google I/O developer conference later this week.

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10:52
DealBITS Discount: Save 20% on the iBooks Author...

See who won passes to the iBooks Author Conference 2017 in last week’s DealBITS drawing, and if you’re not among them, read on to save 20 percent on a conference pass.

 

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10:52
Apple releases iOS 10.3.2, watchOS 3.2.2, tvOS 10.2....

Apple on Monday released operating systems updates for the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Macintosh. Before installing any of the updates, complete a backup of your devices, just in case you need to revert back if you find you have a problem with the updated software.

iOS 10.3.2

Acoording to Apple’s release notes, iOS 10.3.2 has bug fixes and security enhancements. Apple has a KnowledgeBase article that details the security content.

You can update your iOS device by launching the Settings app and then tapping General > Software Update. The update is 196.4MB.

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

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10:51
Google Assistant may appear on iOS soon

This is the era of AIs, with Siri from Apple, Cortana from Microsoft, Alexa from Amazon, and Google Assistant from Google now appearing in devices from smartwatches to PCs. Android Police is reporting that Google Assistant will soon be launching on iOS as a standalone app. How soon? The app may be announced as soon as this week at Google's I/O Conference.

According to the site, Assistant for iOS will be US-only at launch. As noted in the post, adding "Assistant to the world's second-largest mobile OS would like encourage more developers to integrate with the app's functionality."

Assistant launched Google's own Pixel phone last year, and has quickly spread to other devices such as the Google Home "smart speaker", apps like Google Allo, and most Android phones. I personally have found Google Assistant to be one of the better voice-...

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10:49
Apple macOS Sierra 10.12.5 - The latest OS from...

With Apple macOS Sierra, Siri makes its debut on Mac, with new features designed just for the desktop. Your Mac works with iCloud and your Apple devices in smart new ways, and intelligent capabilities make your photos, music, and messaging even more enjoyable.

Features

  • Get things done by asking Siri, the intelligent assistant now on your Mac.
    • Enjoy your favorite features from iOS as well as new ones optimized for Mac.
    • Send messages, create reminders, search the web, and more while you work.
    • Drag and drop or copy and paste Siri results into your documents.
    • Pin Siri results in Notification Center and reference them later.
    • Find files, adjust settings, and get system information just by asking Siri.
  • Copy and paste between your devices with Universal Clipboard.
    • Copy a quote, image, or video from an app on one device and paste it into an app on another device.
    • ...
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10:45
macOS 10.12.5 update fixes bugs, supports Windows 10...

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Apple has just released the macOS 10.12.5 update for Sierra, the fifth major update since the operating system was released in September of 2016. The update is available for all Macs that support Sierra, and should also be included in all new downloads of the Sierra installer from the Mac App Store.

Unlike macOS 10.12.4, which added a notable new feature in Night Shift, version 10.12.5 focuses on fixing bugs,...

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10:44
Smultron 9.3.4 - Easy-to-use, powerful text editor.

Smultron 9 is an elegant and powerful text editor that is easy to use. Use it to create or edit any text document. Everything from a web page, a note or a script to any single piece of text or code. Since Smultron 9 is easy to use, quick and uses powerful technologies like auto save, it helps you to do what you want to do without getting in your way. So you can save time and get things done. Use Smultron 9 for all your text needs.

  • It is easy to begin using Smultron 9 as it is designed to be very intuitive
  • Edit your text with many helpful tools
  • You have access to many powerful text tools
  • All your open documents are easily accessible
  • Use Smultron 9 in your own language as it is translated into many languages
  • Store your documents in iCloud and access them on all your Macs
  • It has all the features you want when you need them - like syntax colors for 130 code languages, regular expressions, commands, text...
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10:40
iOS 10.3.2 arrives with nearly two dozen security...

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Apple has just released iOS 10.3.2 to the public, following around a month and a half of beta testing that began shortly after iOS 10.3 came out. It's available as an over-the-air update or through iTunes for any devices that run iOS 10: the iPhone 5 and newer, the fourth-generation iPad and newer, the iPad Mini 2 and newer, both iPad Pros, and the sixth-generation iPod Touch.

Like the intervening iOS 10.3.1 update, the release notes for 10.3.2 only say that it "includes bug fixes and improves the security of your iPhone or iPad," which suggests that the release is primarily focused on security updates.

According to...

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10:38
Apple releases iTunes 12.6.1 w/ ‘minor app and...

In addition to macOS 10.12.5, Apple has released a minor version update to iTunes for macOS. iTunes 12.6.1 includes ‘minor app and performance improvements’ according to release notes. The update is available through the Mac App Store now.

more…

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10:38
Dell's 'Alice' Will Guide Women...


One of the interesting things at Dell EMC World last week came from Karen Quintos, the most powerful woman at Dell. Karen is responsible for its Entrepreneur in Residence program, which, among other things, focuses on equipping and helping woman entrepreneurs. Dell Technologies apparently has created "Alice," a female-focused artificial intelligence focused on helping support and drive innovative firms backed by women. This is important, because it appears that only 3 percent of venture capitalist-funded new firms are founded by women.

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10:38
New 10.5-inch iPad may debut alongside Siri Speaker...

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is typically a parade of software announcements, not hardware. While we’re expecting iOS 11 and the next version of macOS to take center stage, rumor has it Apple plans to switch it up and announce two new devices: the Siri Speaker and a refreshed iPad Pro.

Apple hasn’t said anything about either product, but rumors and speculation from well-placed sources have all but confirmed the Siri Speaker, Apple’s answer to Amazon’s Echo. And while we’ve been hearing about a redesigned iPad for months now, the 2017 iPad released earlier this spring didn’t exactly push the iPad lineup forward (but that $329 price tag is pretty sweet).

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10:37
macOS 10.12.5 fixes problems with USB headphones,...




In addition to updates for iOS, tvOS, and watchOS, Apple on Monday issued macOS 10.12.5, making various bug and security fixes while laying the groundwork for later Mac releases.

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10:37
Apple Italy announces that their Advanced Apple...

Back in January Patently Apple posted a report titled "One of Apple's most Innovative and Technologically Advanced Stores is coming to Piazza Liberty in Milan Italy," that illustrated several concept drawings. In our cover graphic you could see a fountain wall in the distance. Today Apple provided a photo of the store's dramatic entrance where they say that customers will descend into the store, passing between two high walls of water. Sounds cool to me.

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10:34
'Core i9 Skylake-X', 'Kaby Lake-X...

Although Apple seems to be somewhat slower than other PC manufacturers in terms of moving new Intel processors to its laptop and desktop lines, it's always news when we hear word of a new Intel processor line. A leaked presentation photo shows a new high-end Core i9 processor using Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X architectures that may be announced by Intel in June.

The alleged Intel presentation showing Core i9 processor details

The slide appeared on the Anandtech forums, posted by user "Sweepr". The slide shows four Core i9 chips -- two in the i9-7900 range and two in the i9-7800 range -- along with a pair of Core i7 chips. Although the speed of the top end i9-7920X chip was not revealed in the slide, the processor is expected to have 12 cores, 24 threads, and 16.5MB of L3 cache. 

Will Apple ever...

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10:33
macOS Sierra upgraded to version 10.12.5

Apple has released macOS Sierra10.12.5, a minor update that focuses on bug fixes and speed improvements. According to Apple, the upgrade:

  • Fixes an issue where audio may stutter when played through USB headphones;
  • Enhances compatibility of the Mac App Store with future software updates;
  • Adds support for media-free installation of Windows 10 Creator Update using Boot Camp.

macOS Sierra 10.12.5 is a free update for all customers who have a compatible machine. The update can be downloaded using the Software Update function in the Mac App Store.

macOS 11 will almost certainly be previewed at next month’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference.

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10:30
macOS Sierra revved to version 10.12.5

Apple has released macOS Sierra10.12.5, a minor update that focuses on bug fixes and speed improvements. According to Apple, the upgrade:

° Fixes an issue where audio may stutter when played through USB headphones;

° Enhances compatibility of the Mac App Store with future software updates;

° Adds support for media-free installation of Windows 10 Creator Update using Boot Camp.

macOS Sierra 10.12.5 is a free update for all customers who have a compatible machine. The update can be downloaded using the Software Update function in the Mac App Store.

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10:24
Apple announces tvOS 10.2.1

Apple has upgraded tvOS, the operating system for the Apple TV, to version 10.2.1. It offers bug fixes and performance tweaks. To install, launch the System menu and choose Software Update.

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10:22
Apple launches tvOS 10.2.1

Apple has upgraded tvOS, the operating system for the Apple TV, to version 10.2.1. It offers bug fixes and performance tweaks.

The operating system was recently revved to version 10.2, which provided an accelerated scrolling feature to the Siri remote so you can scroll through lists of content faster. The update also added the TV app, which is designed to offer a unified experience for discovering and accessing TV shows and movies from multiple apps on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.  It provides one place to access TV shows and movies, as well as a place to discover new content to watch.

To install tvOS 10.2.1, launch the System menu and choose Software Update. tvOS 10.3 will almost certainly be previewed at next month’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference.

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10:18
Injunction against Uber says company should have...




A newly-unsealed injunction against Uber argues that the company knew -- or should have known -- that hire Anthony Levandowski had taken 14,000 files from Alphabet's self-driving division, Waymo.

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10:16
Apple rolls out watchOS 3.2.2

Apple has revved watchOS to 3.2.2. The upgrade focuses on bug fixes and performance improvements to the Apple Watch's operating system.

The previous release (watchOS 3.2) added Theater Mode and SiriKit. The former lets Apple Watch owners disable the "rise to wake" function on the watch, but still notify them with haptic feedback of notifications without illuminating the watch display. 

read more

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10:15
watchOS ticks to version 3.2.2

Apple has revved watchOS to 3.2.2. The upgrade focuses on bug fixes and performance improvements to the Apple Watch's operating system. 

The previous release (watchOS 3.2) added Theater Mode and SiriKit. The former lets Apple Watch owners disable the "rise to wake" function on the watch, but still notify them with haptic feedback of notifications without illuminating the watch display. 

SiriKit enables apps to work with Siri, Apple’s “personal digital assistant,” so users can get things done with content and services using just their voice. In addition to extending Siri’s support for messaging, photo search and phone calls to more apps, SiriKit also adds support for new services, including ride booking and personal payments.

watchOS 3.2.2 must be performed through the Apple Watch app on a connected iPhone, and the watch must be on the charger, and have over 50 percent battery remaining.

watchOS 4 will almost certainly be previewed at next month’s Apple...

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10:13
Apple releases updates for iOS 10.3.2, watchOS 3.2.2...




On Tuesday, Apple released iOS version 10.3.2, watchOS 3.2.2, and tvOS 10.2.1 to the public, after a month-long beta testing period for each revision.

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10:04
Apple releases iOS 10.3.2

Apple has released iOS 10.3.2, which offers bug fixes, security enhancements, and other improvements.

iOS 10.3.2 is a free over-the-air update available to all users with a compatible iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. It can also be downloaded and installed on iOS devices using iTunes on a Mac or PC.

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10:03
Apple Releases macOS Sierra 10.12.5 With Headphones...

Apple today released macOS Sierra 10.12.5, the fifth update to the macOS Sierra operating system that first launched in September of 2016. macOS Sierra 10.12.5 comes more than one month after the release of macOS Sierra 10.12.4, an update that introduced Night Shift for Mac. Five betas of macOS Sierra 10.12.5 were seeded to developers and public beta testers ahead of the update's release.

macOS Sierra 10.12.5 is a free update for all customers who have a compatible machine. The update can be downloaded using the Software Update function in the Mac App Store.

No feature additions, bug fixes, or other changes were found in...

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10:02
Apple releases iOS 10.3.2

Apple has released iOS 10.3.2, which offers bug fixes, security enhancements, and other improvements.

iOS 10.3.2 is a free over-the-air update available to all users with a compatible iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. It can also be downloaded and installed on iOS devices using iTunes on a Mac or PC.

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10:00
watchOS 3.2.2 update for Apple Watch now available

Apple is now rolling out the latest watchOS 3.2.2 software update for Apple Watch. The update focuses on bug fixes and performance improvements to watchOS 3.

more…

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10:00
tvOS 10.2.1 update for Apple TV now available

Apple is now rolling out the tvOS 10.2.1 software update for the fourth generation Apple TV. The update likely includes bug fixes and performance improvements to tvOS 10.

more…

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10:00
New Downloads Now Available

Test your apps with the latest release of macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

  • macOS Sierra 10.12.5 (16F73)
  • iOS 10.3.2 (14F89 | 14F90)
  • watchOS 3.2.2 (14V485)
  • tvOS 10.2.1 (14W585a)

View all downloads.

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10:00
New Downloads Now Available

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09:59
macOS 10.12.5 rolling out on the Mac App Store

Apple is officially rolling out the macOS 10.12.5 software update for all Mac users. macOS 10.12.5 is available as a free update through the Mac App Store.

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09:59
Hazel 4.1 - Create rules for organizing and cleaning...

Hazel is your personal housekeeper, organizing and cleaning folders based on rules you define. Hazel can also manage your trash and uninstall your applications.

Organize your files using a familiar rule interface. Filter on the file's name, type, date, the site or email address it came from and more. And do more than just file. You can set color labels, Spotlight keywords and comments and even archive files. Hazel also cleans, sporting options to clean out incomplete and duplicate downloads. All this is done automatically in the background allowing you to focus on your real work.

In addition, Hazel can manage your Trash for you, relieving you of having to empty it yourself.



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New Features:

  • New in-app help/manual Hazel's help has been reorganized and rewritten It should be more comprehensive and easier to navigate
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09:58
Apple Releases iOS 10.3.2 With Multiple Bug Fixes...

Apple today released iOS 10.3.2 to the public, following several weeks of testing and four betas. iOS 10.3.2 comes six weeks after the release of iOS 10.3, a major update that introduced a new Find My AirPods feature and Apple File System. It also comes more than a month after iOS 10.3.1, a security update.

iOS 10.3.2 is a free over-the-air update available to all users with a compatible device. It can also be downloaded and installed on iOS devices using iTunes on a Mac or PC.

There were no outward-facing changes or new features discovered during the beta testing process, aside from a small fix for SiriKit car commands, which are now working as...

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09:58
AAC, which Apple likes, is now the preferred...

The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits, , a division of the state-funded German research institution that bankrolled the MP3's development in the late '80s, has officially halted its licensing program for "certain MP3 related patents and software," effectively making the MP3 music format free for developer use. Apparently, the last of the patents expired, which is the reason that it is no longer licensing the format.

The development of MP3 started in the late 80s at Fraunhofer IIS, based on previous development results at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg. Although there are more efficient audio codecs with advanced features available today, the format is still very popular among consumers. 

However, most state-of-the-art media services such as streaming or TV and radio broadcasting use modern ISO-MPEG codecs such as the AAC family or in the future MPEG-H, notes the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits. Those can deliver more features and a higher...

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09:57
Apple releases iOS 10.3.2 update for iPhone and iPad

Apple has officially released the iOS 10.3.2 software update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The latest software update focuses on bug fixes and performance and security improvements.

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09:52
Google is reportedly eyeing an iOS Assistant app as...

The battle for AI supremacy is no longer about which device you want to buy. First Microsoft’s Cortana made the leap from Windows to the Android lock screen, and Android followed up by integrating Alexa into its shopping app. But now things are starting to get really interesting as Google reportedly readies a major push onto iOS.

According to Android Police, Google is planning to release a standalone Assistant app on iOS, with an announcement possibly coming at I/O this week. According to the report, “The app would likely feature a blend of the “chat” style functionality in the Google Allo...

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09:46
Apple Releases macOS 10.12.5, iOS 10.3.2, watchOS 3....

Apple has updated all of its operating systems with bug fixes and various improvements.

 

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09:44
Voip-Pal plans to increase damage demands in...

Voip-Pal.com has announced its intent to increase the damage claims in its lawsuits against Apple, Verizon and AT&T. Over the past few months the company says it’s been reevaluating the initial damage calculation claims made in its February 2016 lawsuits and has “determined its initial claim for damages was calculated using a significantly lower royalty monetization model than has been used in actual court awards of recent patent infringement cases.”

Voip-Pal claims that “Apple, Verizon and AT&T were regrettably unwilling to engage in discussion of licensing the company’s intellectual property and technology.” It’s a publicly traded corporation that acquired Digifonica International Limited in 2013 in order to fund, co-develop and complete Digifonica's suite of patents. 

Digifonica purportedly operationalized and tested its suite of software solutions with applications in five core areas of Internet...

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09:42
Leaker claims Intel launching powerful 'Core i9...




Intel may be preparing to add a new tier of processor to its lineup, with an image suggesting a new high-end Core i9 with six processors using the "Kaby Lake-X" and "Skylake-X" architectures are set to be unveiled by the chip producer starting in June -- but if they will see the light of day in an Apple desktop isn't clear.

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09:29
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 13-inch MacBook Pro $1,280,...

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09:17
Apple Maps grows public transit coverage to Adelaide...




Apple has updated its Maps apps for iOS and Mac with public transit directions for Adelaide, Australia, continuing a series of recent expansions.

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09:16
Judge orders Uber to return documents in Waymo car...

The latest court ruling in a high-profile trade secrets case from U.S. District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco, made public on Monday, granted a partial injunction against Uber, which Waymo has accused of using stolen information to accelerate the building of its autonomous cars.

Clearly the judge didn’t believe Uber.

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09:12
Analysts pontificate on cars, transportation as part...




Noted Apple analysts Neil Cybart and Horace Dediu sat down with UBS' Steven Milunovich to discuss Apple's future -- and a big topic of conversation was where Apple's intent is in the automotive and transportation spaces.

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09:03
A year of Apple Park construction captured by...

Matthew Roberts of Maverick Media has been capturing drone footage of Apple Park construction since the beginning, but during the past year the construction has really gone from "empty shells" to "virtually complete. In this video, Roberts shows some of the major features of Apple Park -- the "Spaceship", the Steve Jobs Auditorium, parking garages, health center, R&D facilities and more -- as they appeared a year ago and then at various times through the past year.

I don't know about you, but I'm hoping that Apple allows Roberts to continue making his aerial videos as the landscaping at Apple Park is finished and employees move into the facility.

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09:00
Social selling—using social networks to grow sales...

Social selling: The death of the cold call as we know it? Register now for the next episode of Office Small Business Academy, “Social selling—Using social networks to grow sales,” airing May 23, 2017 at 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET, and learn how to leverage social channels like LinkedIn to nurture customer relationships and build your pipeline.

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  • Regional sales manager of LinkedIn Sales Solutions, Susan Dettmar, will reveal how to get the most out of your social strategy with proven best practices from the field.
  • President of Heinz Marketing, Matt Heinz, will share common mistakes to avoid and how you can use signals from social networks to engage prospects in a meaningful way.

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09:00
PivotTables just got personal

As part of this month’s update, a new Excel feature gives you the ability to personalize the default layout for your PivotTables. Enabling users to personalize the PivotTable defaults started as a feature request in our Excel UserVoice forum. Now, when you’re building complex reports or performing one-off analyses, you can quickly get started with your favorite PivotTable layout. This feature is available for Excel 2016 on Windows as part of an Office 365 subscription. If you are already an Office 365 subscriber, find out how to get the...

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08:57
Fantastical 2.3.7

Adds support for setting categories on Exchange tasks and fixes several bugs. ($49.99 new, free update, 14.0 MB)

 

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08:55
News: Google Assistant reportedly coming to iOS soon

Siri is about to have some more competition, with Google Assistant set to release on iOS “soon,” according to Android Police. A source said the announcement could come as soon as this week’s Google I/O conference. The report is short on details, but speculates that the app could feature a blend of the voice-activated version on Android devices and the chat-style functionality see in Google’s Allo messaging app. The app is expected…

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08:51
Deals: Apple AirPods in stock; 128GB 9.7" iPad...




Monday morning deals are pouring in starting with Apple's 128GB 9.7-inch iPad for $399 ($30 off) with no tax outside NY and NJ. Or pick up a 13-inch MacBook Pro for $1,199 ($100 off). AT&T Wireless is also accepting orders for AirPods with reported delivery times of two to five business days.

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08:45
Why Apple’s next killer app is health

This should come as no surprise. Apple has been signaling this move for quite some time.

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08:39
Samsung and Apple in a Race to Introduce both a...

Within the last year Apple patent filings have covered a selfie camera for their Apple Watch (graphic below) along with a secondary display built into the band. Is it any surprise then that a new Samsung's patent for similar features has just surfaced? No – as Apple and Samsung are always on a war footing trying to outdo the other. On one hand I'd like to laugh at the Samsung idea of a zoom camera lens designed to protrude through the display while on the other hand I'd be amazed if they could actually pull it off. For now, both Apple and Samsung are racing to introduce a camera and a band display into their respective smartwatches. With Apple leading the smartwatch market globally and Samsung far behind, Samsung has to take more chances if they hope to catch up with the Apple Watch. Though with consumer's obsessed with taking selfies, it's likely to be a feature both want to get to market sooner rather than later. This may end up being the feature of the year.

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08:30
Video solves mystery of how narwhals use their tusks

I knew narwhals didn’t spear fish with their tusk but it’s interesting to see how they do use it.

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08:29
News: Philips adds new Hue White Ambiance bulbs,...

Philips has announced a new line of fixtures, new table lamps and a brand new type of bulb to expand its Hue White Ambiance line. The company’s Hue White Ambiance HomeKit-enabled lighting system allows for the color of a room’s lights to be changed from warmer to cooler in addition to being able to be dimmed, and Philips is adding a 40W-equivalent candle bulb ($30) to its existing slate of bulbs, available for pre-order starting in June…

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08:22
Ransomware attack: What you need to know

Rene Ritchie put together a Q&A for last week’s ransomware

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08:15
MP3 is dead, long live AAC

Interesting development. I still use MP3 for all my audio needs.

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08:12
Google Assistant reportedly coming to iOS soon,...

Google Assistant has expanded quite a lot over the past several months since its debut on the Google Pixel, with the service moving to Google Home, Allo, and the majority of Android phones on the market today. Now, it seems that Google is planning another expansion, with a potential debut on Apple’s iOS.

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08:10
Patent licensing on MP3 format expires, Apple-...




The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits has officially halted its licensing program for "certain MP3 related patents and software," effectively making the long-standing music format free to use for developers.

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08:00
Daily Deal: Get This Sleek Lightning Dock for $19.99

Tired of having those charging cables running all over your desktop? It's simple to tidy up your workspace with this handy MFi-certified Lightning Charging Dock from CaseStudi, available for just $19.99 from the Apple World Today Deals Shop. 

Normally selling for $34.99, this discounted dock features a sleek black finish with a unique S-shaped design. Your iPhone will recline safely on the dock, which has TPU on the bottom to prevent scratches to wooden surfaces and keeps the dock from moving. The Made For iPhone certification guarantees that your iPhone will charge properly with no error messages.

The Lightning Charging Dock works with any iPhone that uses the Lightning port. If you need a charging dock, take advantage of this deal while it lasts. ...

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08:00
The Week in Mac Accessories: New cases offer...

New Mac gear

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The latest roundup of Mac accessories offers several new cases for your MacBook, as well as new chargers, hubs, and more.

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07:54
News: Analysts see wireless charging, AR...

Apple has invested $200 million in Corning’s “revolutionary glass production methods,” sparking speculation that new glass breakthroughs could aid in the development of new features in future Apple devices, CNBC reports. Apple has been dealing with Corning for a decade—ever since the first iPhone—and Oppenheimer analyst Andrew Uerkwitz thinks the new investment backs up previous reports that Apple’s new generation…

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07:40
Slashdot Asks: In the Wake Of Ransomware Attacks,...

In the aftermath of ransomware spread over the weekend, Zeynep Tufekci, an associate professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, writes an opinion piece for The New York Times: At a minimum, Microsoft clearly should have provided the critical update in March to all its users, not just those paying extra. Indeed, "pay extra money to us or we will withhold critical security updates" can be seen as its own form of ransomware. In its defense, Microsoft probably could point out that its operating systems have come a long way in security since Windows XP, and it has spent a lot of money updating old software, even above industry norms. However, industry norms are lousy to horrible, and it is reasonable to expect a company with a dominant market position, that made so much money selling software that runs critical infrastructure, to do more. Microsoft supported Windows XP for over a decade before finally putting it to sleep. In the wake...

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07:40
Nintendo's beloved Legend of Zelda may be...

Nintendo is charging ahead with its plans for mobile by bringing yet another iconic gaming series to smartphones. The gaming company is reportedly working on a The Legend of Zelda title for Android and iOS, according to The Wall Street Journal (subscription required).

There’s no word on when the game would roll out. Right now, The Journal says Nintendo plans to introduce the game after a mobile version of Animal Crossing debuts in the “latter half of 2017.” The Zelda title would roll out after that, but it’s not clear if that means it will appear in time for the holidays or in 2018.

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07:26
Philips widening HomeKit-compatible Hue lineup with...




Philips has expanded the HomeKit-compatible Hue lighting line with a series of White Ambiance bulb size, plus two new table lamps.

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