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Wednesday August 9

09:57
Marvel & Star Wars could be separate from new...




Despite nominally being under the same corporate banner, Marvel and "Star Wars" could be spun off into their own streaming services separate from the one Disney announced this week, according to Disney CEO Bob Iger.

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09:51
Chamberlain MyQ Home Bridge ships, adding HomeKit to...

While Chamberlain's MyQ-equipped smart garage door openers are handy, they have been missing one big feature -- HomeKit compatibility. That doesn't sound like that big a deal, but it means that you currently need to use a separate app to open your garage door and can't just say "Hey, Siri - open the garage door". That's all changed today as Chamberlain is now shipping the MyQ Home Bridge, a US$69.99 (introductory price of $49.99) device that adds HomeKit compatibility to a number of Chamberlain and LiftMaster garage door openers. 

Those garage door openers and other products include:

  • Chamberlain and LiftMaster MyQ-enabled garage door openers
  • Chamberlain and LiftMaster Wi-Fi enabled garage door openers (MyQ Home Bridge adds HomeKit compatibility, smartphone control already included with Wi-Fi openers) 
  • Chamberlain and...
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09:36
Latest ARKit demo shows off 3D finger painting...

We’ve already seen dozens of examples of Apple’s new ARKit framework in use from navigation enhancements to the Falcon 9 landing, and now developer Osama Abdel-Karim has shown off augmented reality finger printing with a 3D twist.

more…

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: iPad mini 4 $320, FiftyThree...

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

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09:19
pdfToolbox revved to version 9.3

callas software (https://www.callassoftware.com) has rolled out version 9.3 of pdfToolbox, which allows you to integrate PDF processing. The upgrade uses the latest version of the Adobe PDF Library and provides bug fixes in the areas of rendering and transparency flatting and improves stability and performance of the application.

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09:12
Lumentum pinned as range-finding and face scanning...




A new market analyst report is taking laser supplier Lumentum's prediction for sales and deliveries, and extrapolating that to mean that not only is the "iPhone 8" not going to see a substantial delay, but advanced 3D sensing technologies are going to be incorporated in more iPhones in 2018 than previously thought.

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09:08
News: Unreal Engine updated with basic ARKit support

The latest version of Unreal Engine includes some basic support for Apple’s new ARKit, which the accompanying blog post calls “an early, experimental version.” The plug-in is based on the work done by director Peter Jackson’s Wingnut AR studio and will allow developers to get familiar with the new features before official support begins with the release of iOS 11 in the fall. Unreal Engine has been a popular platform for game…

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08:31
First look: Kanex GoPlay Sidekick pocketable MFi...




The new Kanex GoPlay Sidekick is the second Made for iPhone gaming controller on the market to feature a licensed Apple Lightning port. But it stands out from the competition with an ultraportable design and carrying case that doubles as an iPhone stand.

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08:27
∞ Could this be the iPhone 8?

Ben Miller works for a publisher that owns a site that sells iPhone repair kits. Yesterday, they received a dummy iPhone 8 in the mail from one of their Chinese manufacturers.

Here’s a picture of the so-called iPhone 8, next to an iPhone 7 Plus:

#iPhone8 Design-Dummy vs iPhone 7 Plus. Größeres Display und dennoch kompakteres Gehäuse. pic.twitter.com/Y6RlQ62WVi

— Ben Miller (@bensen) August 9, 2017

Here’s another tweet showing the front and back:

#iPhone8 Design-Dummy, das Display wäre größer als jenes eines Plus-Modells, aber im Gehäuse eines regulären. pic.twitter.com/wflyGMAHBt

— Ben Miller (@bensen)...

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08:20
News: International Trade Commission looks into...

The U.S. International Trade Commission has announced it is investigating Qualcomm’s claims that Apple devices violate its patents, the latest front in Apple’s ongoing legal war with the chipmaker. Qualcomm asked the ITC to ban imports of iPhones into the U.S. in May, and the commission said it will set a target date for the completion of the investigation within 45 days. WHile the back and forth in the courts could take years, the ITC…

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08:19
Japan Display Hopes to be in Apple's OLED...

In Late 2017 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Japan Display is set to Acquire JOLED to Jump into Apple's OLED Supply Chain ahead of a New Sea of Competitors." Everything looked promising and then a report in June surfaced claiming the deal would have to be delayed until 2018 at the earliest. A new report by Reuters today notes Japan Display saying that it is considering to tap new investors for capital to catch up in organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screens market

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07:59
File Juicer 4.61 - $18.00

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

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

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

  • if you want to extract the images/sounds/videos from a PDF or Word document;
  • if you have old files you can no longer open with current applications;
  • if you receive emails with attachments you can not open;
  • if you have corrupt files or databases;
  • if you have damaged or accidentally erased flash...
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07:56
New report says Apple's 'iPhone 8'...




Apple's assembly partners are already working full-tilt on three new iPhones for this fall, acccording to one report, differing from a recent claim that the "iPhone 8" won't enter mass production until mid-September.

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07:55
The lost art of Apple code names

Linus Edwards:

Brooklyn, Aladdin, Colt 45, Cobra, Ray Ban, Stealth, Apollo, XO, Tempest, Brazil 32, Crusader, Instatower, Kanga, JeDI, Aruba, Love Shack, Mark Twain, Excalibur, Tsunami, Phoenix, Nitro, Gelato, Dante, Q, Mach 5, Spartacus, Zelda, Yoda, Green Jade, Spock, Milwaukee, Aurora, Peter Pan, Optimus.

This is just a sampling of the rich cornucopia of Apple code names over the past 40 years. The names run the gamut from pop culture references to inside jokes — from celebrity names to just cool sounding words.

Terrific read.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:53
Review: Circle Pay, the cheapest way to send money...

Anyone who has ever sent or received payments between countries will know that the process is either expensive, complex or both.

PayPal, for example, is a really simple way to send money to someone, and it takes care of the currency conversion – but at a really terrible rate. Direct bank-to-bank transfers typically offer somewhat better rates, but setting up an international payment can be complex, and the rate you get usually ranges from the poor to the borderline criminal.

Other apps allow peer-to-peer payments, but usually through integrations with existing payment services that offer the same poor rates. Circle Pay claims to be different, offering mid-market rates (the same ones you’ll see if you Google the exchange rate) and no fees at all …

more…

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07:44
Cocktail 10.4.2 - General maintenance and...

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

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



Version 10.4.2:

  • Addresses an issue in which Cocktail may fail to restart or shut down computer after performing essential system maintenance
  • Fixed compatibility issues with upcoming Cocktail (High Sierra Edition)
  • Addresses an issue in which Cocktail may disable Switch Control
  • ...
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07:43
Variety’s review of Carpool Karaoke

Variety:

Based on tonight’s premiere episode, with Corden and Will Smith, “Carpool Karaoke” is struggling a little to find a standalone spark outside the world of “The Late Late Show.” During Corden’s late-night show, the sunny highways of Southern California provided a visual and structural break from the show’s set — and in a medium that relies on celebrity guests, “Carpool Karaoke” is a fun way to combine interview elements with an activity that performers would naturally be good at.

But on its own, “Carpool Karaoke’s” weaknesses are magnified. The segment always had a bit of overenthusiasm for celebrity; the viewer is invited into a private hangout but can’t participate, as notable names and famous faces joke and sing with each other. This is unfortunate, because at its most successful, “Carpool Karaoke” makes its participants unassuming and even relatable. Adele busting out Nicki Minaj’s verse in Kanye West’s “Monster” makes even her — a multi-platinum pop diva...

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07:38
∞ Carpool Karaoke, episode 1

[VIDEO] Episode 1, with James Corden and Will Smith, has dropped. The shortened version is embedded in the main Loop post (a fair amount of the first episode that evolves into a commercial for the series) along with a link to the full version on iTunes.

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07:29
iPhone 8 may automatically silence notification...

Benjamin Mayo, 9to5Mac:

The iPhone 8 is widely reported to feature a front-facing 3D sensor which will enable face recognition for automatic unlock (supposedly replacing the need for Touch ID entirely). Moreover, code references suggest that the new OLED iPhone will be able to use that same sensor to enable even more sophisticated features, like automatically silencing notifications if the user is looking at the screen.

This is based on the recent HomePod data leak, not a verified feature. That said, I love this idea. As a developer, I also love the idea of exposing this part of the interface, allowing me to take one action if the user is looking at their screen, another if they are not.

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07:26
Google: Note to employees from CEO Sundar Pichai

Sundar Pichai, responding to the memo that went viral this past week:

First, let me say that we strongly support the right of Googlers to express themselves, and much of what was in that memo is fair to debate, regardless of whether a vast majority of Googlers disagree with it. However, portions of the memo violate our Code of Conduct and cross the line by advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace. Our job is to build great products for users that make a difference in their lives. To suggest a group of our colleagues have traits that make them less biologically suited to that work is offensive and not OK. It is contrary to our basic values and our Code of Conduct, which expects “each Googler to do their utmost to create a workplace culture that is free of harassment, intimidation, bias and unlawful discrimination.”

Follow the link to read the whole thing.

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07:23
Apple Granted a Patent for an Audio System that...

Apple's audio team has been busy lately with several patents surfacing. Patently Apple posted a report over the weekend about an advanced multi-speaker audio system designed for TV and live-streaming and another published in April that could be used in an amphitheater, perhaps like the one the Milan Apple Store will have working in the future. In a newly granted patent that surfaced yesterday at the U.S. Patent Office, Apple's latest audio patent covers a system that could one day work with a desktop, a MacBook, a home entertainment system and even an amphitheater. More specifically, Apple's patent covers a system for reproducing a stabilized phantom center audio channel ...

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07:18
News: Apple suppliers ramping up to mass production...

Well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims Apple has already entered mass production for the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, with the iPhone 8 expected to pass verification later this month before going into mass production as well in mid-September, according to AppleInsider. Kuo’s report reflects what has been seen by supply chain sources speaking to Digitimes, who said that all three models “have entered volume production.” Both…

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07:05
Developers Explain Why iOS Apps Are Getting Bulkier

Reader joshtops shares a report: Apps are getting bigger in size, in part because developers add new features, something many users obviously appreciate, developers say. "Apps are getting bigger because iOS devices are more powerful, and developers are building more and more complex things for them without considering the impact the size will have around the world," developer Stephen Troughton-Smith tells Gadgets 360. But in part, it is also happening because developers are being careless, and adding more than one instance of files, Troughton-Smith added. "So Facebook, Twitter, and other large companies have perhaps tens or hundreds of people building their iOS apps. A lot of the components for these apps are developed independently as components, or frameworks. For each additional component you glue together into an app, there is some overhead," he explained. "Some of the teams will duplicate functionality some other team wrote. Images and other resources end up being duplicated...

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07:02
Some Apple Park Employees Said to Be Dissatisfied...

During a new episode of The Talk Show on Daring Fireball, John Gruber touched on the topic of the open floor plans that Apple has implemented within its new campus, Apple Park. Unlike office spaces at One Infinite Loop and other Apple-owned buildings -- which give most employees their own office -- Apple Park sports a large open floor plan with long tables for programmers, engineers, and other employees to work at.

Apple Park's open office spaces have been highlighted in numerous profiles on the campus, most recently by The Wall Street Journal in July, and now Gruber has reported that he's received emails from numerous Apple employees who are particularly dissatisfied with the design (via...

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06:46
Apple's 'iPhone 8' may silence...




The latest code discovery to emerge from Apple's HomePod firmware may hint that the "iPhone 8" will silence notification sounds when a person is looking at their device -- possibly taking advantage of the phone's 3D facial recognition technology.

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06:40
Apple scores 4/5 out of a possible 5/5 in the 2017...

Password manager Dashlane has released its 2017 Password Power Rankings, the results of a deep dive into the password practices of over 40 popular consumer and enterprise websites. Apple did well, scoring 4/5 (5/5 is a perfect score).

The tech giant garnered points for “8+ character password required,” “alphanumeric passwords required,” “password strength assessment provided” and “2-factor authentication available.” However, it lost a point as log-ins aren’t “brute forceable.”

In the brute force attack simulation, researchers attempted to log-in using incorrect passwords. If the tester was able to continue entering incorrect credentials after 10 attempts without receiving any security mechanism, such as a CAPTCHA code or the account automatically locking, the site did not receive credit. 

Dashlane found that that almost half (46%) of consumer sites, including Dropbox, Netflix, and Pandora...

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06:33
News: Apple releases fourth round of public betas...

Apple has released a fourth series of public betas for iOS 11 and tvOS 11, allowing end users an opportunity to get an early preview of what’s coming in the new operating systems this fall and provide their feedback to Apple. With this round, Apple has also taken the unusual step of sending out e-mail notifications to at least some registered developers letting them know that the public beta is available, although it’s unclear whether…

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06:30
'iPhone 8' & 'iPhone 7s'...




New mockups of the "iPhone 7s" and "iPhone 8" have emerged, showing the widely expected glass back across the entire line, and no sign of a rear-mounted Touch ID sensor on any of the models.

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06:18
Quark Announces New Release of Quark Content...

Quark Software (www.quark.com) has updated its Quark Content Automation Platform. The new release, adds enhancements to content management and web-based content review, including the ability to assemble and manage PowerPoint slides at a component level.

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06:13
‘Apple’s troubles in China have just started’ after...

Apple has come under considerable criticism following its decision to agree to a Chinese government request to remove VPN apps from its local App Store. Virtual private networks allow people in China to access sites blocked by the government, and to ensure that authorities cannot track the sites they visit.

App-tracking site ASO100.com says that the company has so far removed more than 400 VPN apps. But while Apple is trying to maintain good relationships with China by complying with such requests, analysts and tech commentators believe that its troubles with the country ‘have just started’ …

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06:12
Sonnet debuts Mac compatible Thunderbolt 3 to Dual...

Sonnet Technologies has announced a new addition to its expanding Thunderbolt 3 product line: the Thunderbolt 3 to Dual DisplayPort Adapter. The compact, bus-powered device enables users to connect up to two 4K ultra-high-definition (UHD) DisplayPort (DP) monitors or one 5K DP monitor to a single Thunderbolt 3 port on Mac and Windows systems.

Sonnet's Thunderbolt 3 to Dual DisplayPort Adapter is a plug-and-play solution for adding dual DP port connectivity to most computers with Thunderbolt 3 ports. Users simply plug in the Sonnet adapter to their computers, connect the monitors with standard DP cables (sold separately), and then configure the displays through the operating system.

Although the Sonnet Thunderbolt 3 to Dual DisplayPort Adapter supports up to two 4K DP monitors at 60 hertz or one 5K DP monitor at 60 hertz, it also supports monitors with lower resolutions, such as full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080) and 1920 x 1200. Plus, the Sonnet adapter's built-in audio...

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06:05
Sonnet announces Mac compatible Thunderbolt 3 to...

Sonnet Technologies has announced a new addition to its expanding Thunderbolt 3 product line: the Thunderbolt 3 to Dual DisplayPort Adapter. The compact, bus-powered device enables users to connect up to two 4K ultra-high-definition (UHD) DisplayPort (DP) monitors or one 5K DP monitor to a single Thunderbolt 3 port on Mac and Windows systems.

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06:00
Got VPN? Get a VPNSecure Lifetime Subscription for $...

Read any article about Internet safety and privacy these days, and you're likely to find one common thread -- virtual private networks (VPNs) can keep your data and personal information safe from prying eyes, whether it is hackers or governments trying to get your data. This deal will keep you safe for as long as you're around: a VPNSecure Lifetime Subscription for $49.99 (normally priced at $450). VPN Secure has almost 2,000 five-star reviews in the Deals Shop!

VPNSecure works on just about any operating system; macOS, iOS, Android, Windows and even some you've probably never heard of! What does VPNSecure do for you?

  • Allows you to bypass geolocation blocks on your favorite streaming networks
  • Encrypts your traffic...
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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Micro Drone 3.0 Combo Pack

Today in iLounge Deals, we’re offering the Micro Drone 3.0 Combo Pack for only $145 — that’s 32% off the regular price. This small, maneuverable, and customizable drone was designed with 3D VR Flight in mind, with incredible 720p video streaming onboard for first-person viewing and a self-stablizing CPU. It can also reach speeds of up to 45mph and handle flips and inverted flight, making it great fun for beginners and experts alike.…

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05:59
Apple spends $2.9 billion in R&D during the...

Apple must be cooking up some interesting products in its secret labs. The company spending on research and development totaled $2.9 billion for the third fiscal quarter that ended on July 1, rising 15% year-over-year compared to a revenue gain of 7% for the same period, reports the Wall Street Journal. This brought the tech giant’s R&D spending to $11.2 billion for the previous 12 months — about 5% of the company’s revenue for the period.

“Apple hasn’t expended a greater portion of its revenue on R&D on an annual basis since 2004—three years before the first iPhone launched,” notes the WSJ. “That suggests other big things on the horizon.”

Those “big things” certainly include augmented reality products (likely including AR glasses that work with an iPhone), self-driving car technology (though I’m still betting that the...

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05:57
Samsung to Adopt 3D Touch for their Upcoming Note 8...

Force Touch is a technology that was developed by Apple that enables trackpads and touchscreens to distinguish between different levels of force being applied to their surfaces. Today we're learning that Samsung will be bringing their 3D Touch technology to their new Note 8 on August 23.

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05:48
‘Carpool Karaoke: The Series’ now on Apple Music

Carpool Karaoke: The Series is now available to Apple Music subscribers. It will welcome a different group of stars every Tuesday, with new episodes available exclusively to Apple Music subscribers in more than 100 countries. 

Celebrity pairings include Will Smith and James Corden; Miley, Noah, Billy Ray and the entire Cyrus family; Shakira and Trevor Noah; Game of Thrones stars Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams; Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith; John Legend, Alicia Keys and Taraji P. Henson; LeBron James and James Corden; and more.

Based on the popular segment from The Late Late Show with James Corden, Carpool Karaoke: The Series is produced for Apple Music by CBS Television Studios and Fulwell 73. Corden and Ben Winston are the creators and executive producers, along with executive producer Eric Pankowski.

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05:43
iPhone’s share of the U.S. smartphone market up, but...

Kantar says the iPhone’s share of the U.S. smartphone market grew in the three months ending in May, but Apple still lags Samsung. Apple’s market share reached 34%, up 4.7 points from the same quarter in 2016. 

Samsung held 36.2% of the market, up from the 32.9% of the prior quarter but down on the year. Kantar notes that Samsung’s launch of the Galaxy S8 had less impact on the market share growth than expected. 

Meanwhile, Digitimes reports that all three iPhone models for this year have entered volume production. However, the article says that, as most folks expect, the “iPhone 8” will likely have a shortage due to demand and lower initial supplies. 

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05:22
Apple’s R&D spend up 15%, now at similar level...

Apple’s highly-focused approach means that it spends a smaller percentage of its revenue on research & development than almost any other tech company. But it ramped up R&D spending significantly in its most recent fiscal quarter.

The WSJ noted that Apple increased its R&D spend by 15% in the quarter ending in July, hitting a total of $11.2B for the 12-month period. Things get more interesting, argues the paper, when you view it in percentage terms …

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05:16
Apple Park construction workers are posting on-site...

As noted this morning on Reddit, workers on the Apple Park campus site are posting photos and video snaps to Snapchat for the world to see. Whilst this openness surely isn’t endorsed by Apple, it seems to have been going on for a long time unnoticed with snaps going back weeks. There is enough for it to appear on the ‘Snap Map’ as a heat spot at least.

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05:15
Rumor: iPhone 7s, 7s Plus and 8 to enter mass...

In the words of respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, Apple will launch the iPhone 8 on the same day as the “iPhone 7s” and “iPhone 7s Plus”, although in limited quantities and styles.

The research report, published today, emerges from rumors in the supply chain. It also predicts that the iPhone 8 will come in just three colors: black, silver and gold.

Kuo stated that all three iPhone models will be announced simultaneously in September and will share the same launch date. He also indicated that the so-called “iPhone 8” will be in extremely short supply at launch, with the supply chain expected to produce between 2 million and 4 million units this quarter.

Per Kuo, all three iPhone models will support fast charging, although customers may have to procure a Lightning-to-USB-C cable and wall adapter to use this, as has been seen with the iPad Pro.

The report stated that production of the “iPhone 8”, also sometimes referred to as the “iPhone...

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05:07
All Three 2017 iPhone Models Have Entered Volume...

A new supply chain report today described strong July sales for component suppliers in the iPhone supply chain, hinting at an increase in momentum for production on the 2017 iPhones. Furthermore, sources speaking with DigiTimes have said that all three of the new iPhones -- the "iPhone 8," "iPhone 7s," and "iPhone 7s Plus" -- have now entered volume production.

The supply chain sources mentioned that there "will not be shortages" for the LCD iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, but supply for the OLED iPhone 8 "could fall short of demand," a sentiment we've been hearing for months. One of the major factors cited for this shortage is related to "high expectations" from users, which is expected to keep suppliers operating production lines in high gear and lead to record-breaking monthly and even quarterly sales volumes.

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05:00
Apple launches official Instagram account to...

Apple launched its official @apple Instagram account on Monday, wherein the account features a series of photo sets comprised of iPhone photographers’ work. Each album asset is actually a video slideshow of a photographer’s work with an accompanying sound clip of her or him talking about the subject matter. Apple encourages other Instagram users to participate through the hashtag “#ShotoniPhone.”

The company currently maintains multiple verified Instagram accounts, including one for Apple Music, iTunes, Beats 1, iBooks, Carpool Karaoke, and Planet of the Apps. Apple has yet to create an account to highlight iPhone photography, which represents a heavy segment of Apple’s marketing efforts via its “Shot on iPhone” campaign on billboards.

Apple may have waited until now to launch its official account given past tension between the company and Instagram. Phil Schiller, the company’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, deleted his Instagram account in 2012...

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05:00
The BookBook Vol 2 is a great ‘sequel’ to the...

Twelve South’s newest edition of the BookBook (Vol 2) has been tweaked slightly. The leather case now fits the newest 12-inch MacBooks, 13-inch MacBook Pros and 15-inch MacBook Pros. I’m using it with the 12-inch MacBook.

Vol. 2 offers all the protection of the previous BookBook, but has also received a bit of a makeover with a 42% slimmer silhouette and a new spine design. It also debuts a hidden document pocket. This feature allows you to carry up to 20 pages of documents (depending on paper thickness), swatches or fabric samples, contracts to be signed, presentations and reference materials.

The quality is obvious as soon as you touch the case. The hard leather front and back assure you that your precious Mac laptop will be in good hands while you’re on the go. Since I am prone to dropping things the reinforced corners give me a sense of security that I have yet to have with any other case. 

The inside of the...

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04:37
U.S. iPhone market share up on last year, but...

Apple saw its share of the U.S. smartphone market hit 34% in the three months ending in May, reports Kantar – up 4.7 points on the same quarter last year.

However, Apple was knocked out of the #1 slot by Samsung, which saw its own market share rise from 32.9% to 36.2% quarterly, though still down year-on-year …

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04:30
Apple patent hints at iMacs and Thunderbolt displays...

I’ve long hoped for iMacs with even better speakers. Maybe I’ll get my wish as Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,729,992) for a “front loudspeaker directivity for surround sound systems.” The invention could also involve upcoming Apple stand-alone display that are expected in 2018.

The patent involves an audio receiver that receives left, right, and center audio channels for a piece of sound program content. A content processor in the audio receiver generates separate audio signals corresponding to each channel for driving corresponding transducers in left and right loudspeaker arrays.

In the patent filing, Apple says a major hurdle for rear-energized or flat video displays is the lack of space for a front center channel speaker coincident with the center of the video display. To accommodate this lack of space, front center speakers have been placed above and/or below the video display. However, since a speaker placed above or below the display is also not...

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04:07
Putty for macOS updated to version 8.5.1

Wine Reviews (https://winonmacs.com/) has released Putty for Mac 8.5.1. It’s an update of the terminal emulator for macOS.
Putty supports different types of network protocols such as SSH, FTP, SCP, Telnet and more. Version 8.5.1 fixes minor bugs and a crash.

Putty requires 10.9.5 or higher and costs $15. Anyone who has purchased Putty in the past three months is entitled to a free upgrade. Putty comes with three months of upgrades.

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04:04
Kool Tools: ePMP Bridge-in-a-Box

Cambium Networks's (www.cambiumnetworks.com) ePMP Bridge-in-a-Box is a wireless Ethernet bridge that includes two ePMP Force 180 Subscriber Modules pre-configured and packaged together, enabling plug-and-play operation in almost all scenarios.

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04:03
21% of U.S. households use a wellness, fitness or...

Parks Associates (www.parksassociates.com) has announced new digital health research showing that 21% of U.S. broadband households use a wellness, fitness, or diet app.

The firm's research reveals moderately positive NPS scores for these apps, with 38% of respondents likely to recommend them to a friend or family member, while 23% are hesitant to do so, resulting in an overall NPS of 15.

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04:03
All three new iPhones now in volume production, says...

A supply-chain report says that all three of this year’s iPhones are now in volume production as Apple gears up for an expected launch in September.

The report additionally says that while iPhone 8 supplies will be constrained, there will be no shortages of the iPhone 7s/Plus …

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04:02
Apple's 'iPhone 8' May Mute...

The HomePod firmware that Apple pushed out to public servers over a week ago continues to reveal tantalizing tidbits of information about unannounced Apple hardware, and this time the plaudits go to iOS developer Guilherme Rambo for discovering lines of code that suggest the upcoming "iPhone 8" will automatically suppress notification sounds when a user is looking at the screen.

What @jsnell talked about on the last @_upgradefm is true: the iPhone will suppress notification sounds if you're looking at it pic.twitter.com/eFzKUfZYDx

— Guilherme Rambo (@_inside) August 8, 2017

Apple's redesigned OLED...

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03:37
Market Researcher Kantar shows iPhone Market Share...

During Apple's financial conference call on August first, Apple's CEO touched on the iPhone's performance for Apple's fiscal Q3 by stating that "iPhone results were impressive with especially strong demand at the high-end of our line-up. Today a new Kantar report stated that Apple's smartphone market share for the March to May period was 34.0%, up by ...

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Aug. 9, 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

Noble Master Games has debuted Demise of Nations. It’s a turn-based grand strategy war game that covers the rise of Rome till the fall of modern civilization. Demise of Nations is free and comes with two maps. Additional maps can be downloaded for $3.99 a piece or $19.99 for all. 

A new garage sale cash register app, TallySheet, allows anyone with a smartphone to check customers out and tracks sales to an unlimited number of sellers. It’s designed for garage sales, yard sales, tag sales, craft sales, estate sales, school bake sales,...

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03:07
iPhone 8 may automatically silence notification...

The iPhone 8 is widely reported to feature a front-facing 3D sensor which will enable face recognition for automatic unlock (supposedly replacing the need for Touch ID entirely). Moreover, code references suggest that the new OLED iPhone will be able to use that same sensor to enable even more sophisticated features, like automatically silencing notifications if the user is looking at the screen. more…

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02:55
Glass back design corroborated by latest iPhone 7s,...

Following on from our Saturday post, these latest dummy models (which we believe to accurately represent the design of the real devices) give a sense of what the glass back design will look like for the whole lineup, spanning the 7s, 7s Plus and radically-redesigned OLED model (marketing names unknown). Thanks to Sonny Dickson for passing these along.

It also rebuts some of the rumors we’ve seen circulating that the ‘7s’ phones would have a rear Touch ID sensor; these dummies clearly show that the devices largely resemble the existing iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, albeit with some tweaks like the glass material (which means no antenna bands in sight!). More pictures below …

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02:50
Most Suppliers in Apple's Supply Chain have...

A new supply chain report this morning claims that most component and service suppliers in the iPhone supply chain have reported strong sales for July, indicating that production for new iPhone devices is gaining momentum.

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02:08
U.S. International Trade Commission to Investigate...

On July 6 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Qualcomm Files another Patent Infringement Complaint against Apple with International Trade Commission." At that time Qualcomm announced that it was filing a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) alleging that Apple had engaged in the unlawful importation and sale of iPhones that infringe one or more claims of six Qualcomm patents covering key technologies that enable important features and functions in iPhones. Yesterday the U.S. International Trade Commission agreed to to investigate Qualcomm Inc.'s allegations that Apple Inc infringed on patents its iPhone 7 and other devices.

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Tuesday August 8

20:59
Fission 2.3.3 - Streamlined audio editor.

Fission can crop and trim audio, paste in or join files, or just rapidly split one long file into many. It's streamlined for fast editing. Plus, it works without the quality loss caused by other editors, so you can get perfect quality audio even when editing MP3 and AAC files.

If you need to convert formats, Fission can do that too! You can rapidly export or batch convert files to the MP3, AAC, Apple Lossless, FLAC, AIFF, and WAV formats.

Key Features

  • Edit MP3, AAC, Apple Lossless, and AIFF files with no quality loss
  • Quickly split a long audio file into smaller files
  • Remove unwanted content, such as commercials, from your audio file
  • Re-arrange audio in a single file, copy audio from one file to another, or merge with a quick drag and drop
  • Create great-sounding MP3 or AAC ringtones for your cell phone.



Version 2.3.3:

Note: Now requires OS X 10....

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20:59
Adobe Acrobat 17.012.20093 - Powerful PDF editor.

Acrobat DC is available only as a part of Adobe Creative Cloud, and can only be installed and/or updated through Adobe's Creative Cloud app.

Adobe Acrobat DC with Adobe Document Cloud services is here. Completely reimagined PDF tools let you create, edit, sign, and track PDFs from anywhere. It will change the way you work with design layouts, press-ready files, and all your important documents forever.

  • Access powerful print production and digital publishing tools. Preview, preflight, correct, and prepare PDF files.
  • Work anywhere. Create, export, and sign PDFs from your computer or the Acrobat DC mobile app.
  • Take your files with you. Use Mobile Link to access recent files across desktop, web, and mobile.
  • Edit anything. Instantly edit PDFs and scanned documents -- as naturally as any other file.
  • Make last-minute changes....
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20:59
MacPilot 9.0.9 - $29.95

MacPilot gives you the power of UNIX and the simplicity of Macintosh, which means a phenomenal amount of untapped power in your hands! Use MacPilot to unlock over 1,200 features, and access them all with the easy and familiar Macintosh user interface. No command line tools or complicated file operations!

Display hidden files in the Finder, disable the startup chime, add spacers and stacks to the Dock, change the screenshot file format, run maintenance tools, tweak network settings, force empty the Trash, and tons more. Keep yourself in awe and busy for days as you discover how much Mac OS X has "under the hood".

Get out of the passenger seat and take control of your Mac. Set your login window picture, use the screensaver as your Desktop, modify advanced file permissions (ACL), change the system welcome message, enable simultaneous recordings in QuickTime, view system logs, or enable the Debug menu in numerous apps.



Version 9.0.9:...

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20:59
Adobe Acrobat Reader 17.012.20093 - View PDF...

Adobe Acrobat Reader allows users to view PDF documents. You may not know what a PDF file is, but you've probably come across one at some point. PDF files are used by companies and even the IRS to distribute documentation and other pieces of information about their products, and Adobe Acrobat Reader is the essential interpreter. Acrobat integrates directly with your Web browser, so if you come across a PDF document on the Web,you can view it directly from within your Netscape or Internet Explorer browser window. Acrobat also makes printing much more practical, by guaranteeing that the printout will look exactly like it does on your screen.



Version 17.012.20093 (Adobe Reader DC [Continuous Track]):

Note: For the Adobe Reader DC Classic Track update, see Related Links.

  • This update provides new features, security mitigations, feature enhancements, and bug fixes



  • OS X 10.9 or...

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20:59
Myriad 4.1.1 - $79.00

Myriad is, simply put, one of the best audio batch processors. Totally redesigned, it looks beautiful and delivers incredible performance. Let Myriad do the heavy lifting while you get back to doing what you do best: creating great sounds and music.

  • One powerful productivity tool - Myriad packs a serious punch in a beautiful interface. With more than 100 Actions and many other great features, Myriad helps you work more efficiently, saving you countless hours that you can spend creating.
  • Goodhertz SRC - The Goodhertz Sample Rate Converter has the ideal balance between frequency response and transient response -- two of the most important characteristics of any sample rate converter. This means that it does its job with the least possible sonic impact, preserving crystal-clear high end while also maintaining sharp transients. The Goodhertz SRC has virtually zero aliasing with performance better than -192 dB,...
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20:59
DiskCatalogMaker 7.2.2 - Catalog your disks.

DiskCatalogMaker is a simple disk management tool which catalogs disks.

  • Simple, light-weight, and fast
  • Finder-like intuitive look and feel
  • Super-fast search algorithm
  • Can compress catalog data for disk space
  • Can generate thumbnail images
  • Long Unicode file name support
  • ZIP / RAR / 7-Zip / StuffIt / tar / gzip / bzip2 / CompactPro / LHA archive formats support
  • A Mach-O application (OS X-native format)



Version 7.2.2:

  • Updated some translations
  • Fixed some minor bugs



  • OS X 10.7 or later



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20:59
Transmit 5.0.1 - Excellent FTP/SFTP client.

Transmit is an excellent FTP (file transfer protocol), SFTP, S3 (Amazon.com file hosting) and iDisk/WebDAV client that allows you to upload, download, and delete files over the internet. With the most Mac-like interface available, Transmit makes FTP as simple, fun, and easy as it can possibly be.



Version 5.0.1:

Note: version 5.0 is a paid upgrade unless the app was purchased after 2017-06-01. For more information, please go here.

Features:

  • Individual file transfers on very fast networks are now up to 20% faster!
  • Brought back the Show Hidden Files toolbar button for quick access
  • Added larger font size options for file browser text

Accessibility:

  • Fixed an issue with setting file permissions via VoiceOver
  • Improved VoiceOver labels and selection for server creation sheet

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20:59
Sketch 46.1 - 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 46.1:

Fixed

  • Fixed a crash that could occur when undoing changes to Symbols on OS X El Capitan
  • Fixed a bug where the Plugins menu might not be shown as expected
  • Fixed a bug where differently colored subranges of text would revert to a single color when the text layer was resized
  • Fixed a bug where vertical text alignment would be ignored when converting a text layer to outlines
  • Fixed a bug where resizing layers with particular attributes would cause Sketch to become unresponsive
  • Fixed a bug where the current Artboard...
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20:59
Adobe Flash Player 26.0.0.151 - Plug-in plays...

Adobe Flash Player is a cross-platform, browser-based application runtime that provides uncompromised viewing of expressive applications, content, and videos across browsers and operating systems.



Version 26.0.0.151:

Fixed

  • Graphics vector assets are not rendering properly
  • 2.5D rotation is not working as expected on Windows and Mac Chrome



  • OS X 10.9 or later
  • Browser compatibility:
    • Safari 5.0 or later
    • Mozilla Firefox 17.0 or later
    • Google Chrome
    • Opera 11 or later



Download Now]]>

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20:59
Firefox 55.0 - Fast, safe Web browser.

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

The Web, as it's meant to be experienced

Features

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



Version 55.0:

New:

  • Launched Windows support for WebVR, bringing immersive experiences to the web. See examples and try working demos at Mozilla VR.
  • Added options that let users optimize recent performance...
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20:48
'Fallout' is bringing the wasteland to...

Multiplayer in Fallout on PC and consoles probably isn't going to happen. So, if you want friends to join you in the wasteland you're going to have to go old school. The folks from Fantasy Flight Games have devised a tabletop board game that's suitab...

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19:51
'Smash Bros'-style game 'Brawlout...

The indie fighting game Brawlout emerged around EVO 2016 to wow casual fans with Super Smash Bros-like combat while sneaking in more advanced mechanics for competitive players. Fans finally got their hands on it in April when it launched in Early Acc...

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18:59
Valve reveals 'Artifact,' the official...

Tonight, during Valve's "The International" Dota 2 esports tournament the company announced it's making a spinoff card game associated with its popular MOBA. Other than its name, Artifact, a brief teaser trailer and a release window of 2018, we didn'...

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18:43
Apple's "Carpool Karaoke: The Series...




As promised, Apple on Tuesday released the first episode of "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" to Apple Music subscribers, the firm's second attempt at original episodic programming.

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18:40
You can now watch the first episode of Apple’s...

You can now watch the first episode of Apple’s Carpool Karaoke original series on Apple Music. As expected, the company this evening has made the first installment of the series available starring James Corden and Will Smith…

more…

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18:15
Atari taps Jeff Minter to resurrect classic coin-op...

As seen in this 1981 commercial, Tempest was one of Atari's flagship coin-operated arcade games. But unlike Space Command or Centipede, Tempest sent players down geometrically fractal tunnels in an advanced -- and vibrantly psychedelic -- semi-3D adv...

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18:11
Apple's 'Carpool Karaoke: The Series...

Apple's second original television series, "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" premiered tonight and is now available to stream via Apple Music if you have an Apple Music subscription.

The first episode of the series, which is based on the Carpool Karaoke segment made popular by "The Late Late Show With James Corden," stars James Corden himself and Will Smith. The show starts out with Corden and Smith singing "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It," with a full marching band joining in at a stop.

The two then move on, discussing the history behind the song, before going on to sing additional Will Smith songs, including the theme song for "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air," a TV show Smith starred in from 1990 to 1996.

Produced by James Corden, Ben Winston, and Eric Pankowski, new episodes of "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" will debut on Tuesdays on Apple Music. Each episode will feature a different host and...

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18:10
Firefox 55.0 - Fast, safe Web browser.

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

The Web, as it's meant to be experienced

Features

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



Version 55.0:

New:

  • Launched Windows support for WebVR, bringing immersive experiences to the web. See examples and try working demos at Mozilla VR.
  • Added options that let users optimize recent performance...
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17:47
Roundup: Here’s everything Apple will release before...

While Apple certainly hasn’t had a quiet first half of 2017, the second half (or even the last 3 months) of the year is shaping up to be even bigger. With launches of several new flagship products on the horizon, the remainder of 2017 is sure to be exciting for Apple customers.

Read on for a full roundup of everything Apple still has up its sleeve for this year…

more…

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17:09
Indie slasher 'Severed' comes to Nintendo...

Drinkbox's critically well-received Severed has been available on a slew of platforms, but the march of time has made it harder to find: the PS Vita and Wii U are clearly on the way out, and not everyone wants to play it on a 3DS or iPhone. You're ge...

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16:45
Google Hangouts

 August 8, 2017 4:45:00 PM PDT

We're investigating reports of an issue with Google Hangouts. We will provide more information shortly.

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16:41
Disney will pull content from Netflix, start its own...

Walt Disney Co. is ending its film distribution agreement with Netflix for new releases in one of the boldest moves a traditional studio has taken against the leading digital platform.

The Burbank company instead will launch a new Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service in 2019. The decision represents a major shift in strategy for Disney, which for years has worked with Netflix to distribute its content — including hit films and original television shows.

No, Disney, I don’t want another streaming service. I get the company has a lot of hits, but damn, the number of streaming services is getting ridiculous.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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16:22
Glen Campbell dead at 81

Glen Campbell, the indelible voice behind 21 Top 40 hits including “Rhinestone Cowboy,” “Wichita Lineman” and “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” died Tuesday. He was 81. A rep for Universal Music Group, Campbell’s record label, confirmed the singer’s death to Rolling Stone. During a career that spanned six decades, Campbell sold over 45 million records. In 1968, one of his biggest years, he outsold the Beatles.

So sad. Much respect, Glen.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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16:22
Google Home plays Deezer tunes at the sound of your...

Google Home doesn't have a huge range of on-demand music services on offer (Google's services and Spotify are your biggest choices), but you can add one to the list today. Deezer has launched Home support for its streaming music service, giving list...

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16:14
Wikipedia for iOS adds dark mode, iMessage stickers...

Wikipedia this week has pushed a notable update to its iOS app. The update brings the app to version 5.6 and includes new features such as a dark mode, a new “On this day” feed, and iMessage stickers…

more…

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15:48
How many streaming services can the market support?

Disney announced during its latest earnings report it intends to pull all its movies from Netflix and launch a direct-to-consumer streaming service in 2019, reports CNBC. It also will launch an ESPN video streaming service in early 2018, including MLB, NHL and MLS content.

Yet another streaming service? How many can the market support? And if every studio/company wants its own streaming service providing its own content, how long it will it be before paying for cable Internet and all the streaming services that have content you wish to view becomes just as expensive as paying a company like Comcast for bundled cable/TV?

Right now we have Netflix (from $8.99 a month), Hulu Plus (from $7.99 a month), Amazon Prime (from $8.99 a month), DirectTV (from $35 a month), Sling (from $20 a month), PlayStation Vue (from $39.99), YouTube...

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15:46
Disney says it will launch its own streaming service...

During its earnings report this afternoon, Disney announced that it will cut ties with Netflix in favor of creating its own streaming service. Come 2019, Disney says that it will launch its own streaming service, while the long-awaited ESPN streaming service will launch in early 2018…

more…

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15:44
‘Overwatch’ summer event adds lifeguard McCree and...

We knew it was coming, but the return of Overwatch's Summer Games is a welcome change. Like all of the game's seasonal events, this one brings the opportunity to earn skins, poses and other character content. But the second round of this Overwatch mi...

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15:18
AWT News Update: August 8, 2017

Not a lot of Apple news today, but we have descriptions of a few app updates that might get you excited!

  • AAPL closes at $160.08, a new record high
  • Developer Steve Troughton-Smith hacks the tvOS Simulator, finds that 4K is easy for developers to enable in a new Apple TV
  • The free iOS Wikipedia app (image at right) gains a number of new usability features 
  • Foursquare's Swarm app also gets a nice update, adding an interactive map of where you've been

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

Text Version

This is Steve Sande for Apple World Today, and you’re listening to the AWT News Update for August 8th, 2017. ...

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15:12
ITC launching investigation into Apple over Qualcomm...

Qualcomm last month officially filed a patent infringement suit against Apple, seeking an import ban on select iPhone models. Now, the chipmaker has announced that the International Trade Commission has commenced an investigation into Apple based on its complaint…

more…

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15:10
ESPN’s standalone streaming service arrives in 2018

Disney bought a majority ownership in consumer streaming company BAMTech for $1.58 billion as part of plans to start its own video services. The first one up under the ESPN name offering coverage of multiple sports and launch in early 2018 -- and the...

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14:53
Roland's revival of the iconic TR-808 makes...

If we know anything about Roland, it's that the company loves to debut new gear on the corresponding date. Today is August 8th, or as the company calls it "808 Day," so naturally it's time for a new piece of kit. As you might've already guessed, ther...

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14:33
Microsoft's Outlook.com beta is a smarter inbox...

Microsoft already lets you preview versions of Windows and the Xbox interface before they're finished, so why not its Outlook.com email service? Sure enough, you're getting that chance. The company has launched an Outlook.com beta program that gives...

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14:27
Twitter is now testing out Night Mode on its desktop...

Last August, Twitter finally released Night Mode for its iOS app, which brings a much darker UI when scrolling through your timeline. The official Twitter app for macOS has had Night Mode since its major redesign in December of 2015, but if you prefer to access Twitter through the official website, it looks like Twitter is now testing out this feature for select users.

more…

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14:22
Disney to end Netflix partnership, launch own...




Disney on Tuesday said it will end its distribution agreement with Netflix effective sometime in 2019, and launch in its place a standalone streaming services for both ESPN and Disney branded content.

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14:10
US trade commission looks into Qualcomm's...

Qualcomm's patent beef with Apple just took an important step forward. The US International Trade Commission has decided to investigate Qualcomm's complaint that some iPhones violate six of its patents. If the chip maker has its way, the ITC would ba...

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13:55
Disney will shun Netflix for its own streaming...

Today during an earnings report, Disney announced that it plans to no longer stream its content on Netflix. Instead, it intends to launch its own streaming service sometime in 2019. This comes just a little over a year after the company made Netflix...

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13:41
FDA hasn't confirmed if meatless Impossible...

The meatless Impossible Burger has been hard to track down since it debuted last August. Its parent company Impossible Foods promised that a massive new factory would put the faux beef patties in 1,000 restaurants by the end of the year, but that rol...

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13:40
The first 15 Apple Watch games you should play

Armed with fun

Image by Andrew Hayward/IDG

The Apple Watch hasn’t become the hugely significant gaming platform that some might have suspected, as the restrictions of the screen size and tech have seemingly scared developers away. On the other hand, some creators have worked within those limitations to design truly compelling wrist-based experiences.

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

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13:25
Disney to Pull Movies From Netflix, Launch New...

Disney plans to pull all of its movies from Netflix as it prepares to launch its own streaming services, the company said in its latest earnings report (via CNBC.)

Starting in early 2018, Disney will launch an ESPN video streaming service that will feature approximately 10,000 MLB, NHL, MLS, collegiate, and tennis sporting events every year.

Then, in 2019, Disney will launch a Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service that offers Disney content.

It's not clear when Disney plans to remove its content from Netflix, but in 2012, the two companies inked a deal that saw Netflix getting exclusive access to Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Pixar...

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13:08
US To Review Qualcomm's Complaints About Apple...

U.S. trade officials have agreed to investigate Qualcomm's allegations that Apple Inc infringed on patents with its iPhone7 and other devices, the U.S. International Trade Commission said on Tuesday. From a report: The ITC will make its decision "at the earliest practicable time" and will set a target date for completing its investigation within the next 45 days, the commission said in a statement. Qualcomm filed the complaint in early July, asking U.S. trade regulators to ban certain models of the iPhone that contain so-called broadband modem chips, which help phones connect to wireless data networks, that were not made by Qualcomm. Apple began using broadband modem chips made by Intel Corp in the iPhone 7. Qualcomm has not alleged that Intel chips violate its patents but says the way Apple uses them in the iPhone does.

...

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13:05
Amazon reportedly plans to add multiroom audio to...

The ideal audio system in your home would allow you to hear whatever you're listening to as you move from room to room. These days, you don't even need an expensive multi-speaker setup. Google Home already has this capability, as does Chromecast and...

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13:03
Shares of Apple close at all-time high of $160.08,...




As hype for the "iPhone 8" continues to build, investors are buying in on Apple stock, sending shares to new record highs on Tuesday. The gains held throughout the day, allowing AAPL stock to close above the $160 mark for the first time ever.

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12:53
Adobe Flash Player 26.0.0.151 - Plug-in plays...

Adobe Flash Player is a cross-platform, browser-based application runtime that provides uncompromised viewing of expressive applications, content, and videos across browsers and operating systems.



Version 26.0.0.151:

Fixed

  • Graphics vector assets are not rendering properly
  • 2.5D rotation is not working as expected on Windows and Mac Chrome



  • OS X 10.9 or later
  • Browser compatibility:
    • Safari 5.0 or later
    • Mozilla Firefox 17.0 or later
    • Google Chrome
    • Opera 11 or later



Download Now]]>

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12:48
Unreal Engine updated with preliminary support for...




The new version of Epic's Unreal Engine provides basic ARKit support for iOS, developed in collaboration with Peter Jackson's Wingnut AR.

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12:47
Uber is reportedly closing down its car-leasing...

Uber's terrible, awful, no-good 2017 isn't over yet. Two years after it started leasing cars to drivers, the ride-hailing company has realized that it should've looked at the economics of such a little better. "The average loss per vehicle was about...

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12:39
Your modern car might be as vulnerable as the first...

Over 10 years ago, the first iPhone burst on the scene and changed mobile computing forever. But it had a flaw: The baseband (the part that manages all the radios) on the installed Infineon chip could be exploited to run the phone on networks other t...

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12:34
US International Trade Commission to investigate...




The U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday agreed to look into Qualcomm allegations that the iPhone 7 -- and other Apple devices -- violate its patents, a small part of a wider legal battle between the two companies.

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12:32
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12:22
The iPhone 8 may launch in September after all

Earlier this year it was rumored that the iPhone 8 wouldn't get the what's come to be standard September release date, but instead would launch later in the year. However, KGI Securities has a new set of predictions and it looks like the upcoming mod...

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12:09
Amazon expected to counter Apple's AirPlay 2...




In a potential shot at Apple's AirPlay 2 as well as speaker maker Sonos, Amazon is rumored to be preparing its own multi-speaker, multi-room music technology, which could come to existing Echo devices via a software update.

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12:02
Epic Games gives developers a taste of ARKit ahead...

ARKit on iOS may blow up perhaps sooner than expected. That's because Epic Games have added experimental support for it to the latest version of Unreal Engine. The idea is to give developers an early look at the features before iOS 11 goes live later...

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12:00
Apple seeds new public betas of macOX High Sierra...

Along with the fourth public beta of iOS 11, Apple has seeded the fourth macOS High Sierra and tvOS 11. The finished versions are due in the fall.

If you're not already signed up for the public beta program, you can do so here. The public beta program is free, but remember: beta software is unfinished software so use with care.

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11:55
U.S. ITC to investigate Qualcomm’s claims against...

The U.S. International Trade Commission will investigate Qualcomm’s patent infringement claims against Apple. The goal is to complete the investigation within 45 days.

In January, Apple filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm, the world’s dominant supplier of baseband processors, alleging the chip supplier demanded unfair terms for its technology. However, Qualcomm denies the allegations.

In a statement regarding Apple’s lawsuit, Qualcomm said: “While we are still in the process of reviewing the complaint in detail, it is quite clear that Apple's claims are baseless. Apple has intentionally mischaracterized our agreements and negotiations, as well as the enormity and value of the technology we have invented, contributed and shared with all mobile device makers through our licensing program. Apple has been actively encouraging regulatory attacks on...

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11:40
Anchor's app turns your podcasts into social...

Podcasts might be enjoying a resurgence, but they're not exactly designed for social networks. Are your friends really going to notice the link to your latest episode when there's a cute cat video beckoning? Anchor might have a way to capture their...

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11:21
Fingernail-sized chip can repair damaged tissue in...

A new device can begin repairing damaged organs in seconds, heralding a major breakthrough for life-saving medicine. Developed at Ohio State University, the technology known as tissue nanotransfection (TNT) uses a small coin-sized silicone chip that...

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11:13
Analyst: the ‘iPhone 8, iPhone 7s, and iPhone 7s...

In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says the “iPhone” 8 will launch on the same day as the “iPhone 7s” and “iPhone 7s Plus,” though — as you could have guessed — quantities may be limited. The key points in his note:

All three smartphones will be announced simultaneously in September, and will share the same launch date (although it’s uncertain exactly when that will be). 

The iPhone 8" will be in extremely short supply at launch, with the supply chain expected to produce between two million and four million units this quarter. The good news: production should ramp up quickly, reaching between 45 million and 50 million units this year.

Apple will produce between 35 million and 38 million 4.7-inch "iPhone 7s" units, and another 18 million to 20 million 5...

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10:54
Apple issues fourth public betas of iOS 11, tvOS 11...




Hot on the heels of a fifth developer release, Apple on Tuesday issued a fourth public beta of iOS 11, available to anyone with a compatible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Also out are fourth public betas of tvOS 11 for the Apple TV, and macOS High Sierra.

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10:47
MacPilot 9.0.9 - $29.95

MacPilot gives you the power of UNIX and the simplicity of Macintosh, which means a phenomenal amount of untapped power in your hands! Use MacPilot to unlock over 1,200 features, and access them all with the easy and familiar Macintosh user interface. No command line tools or complicated file operations!

Display hidden files in the Finder, disable the startup chime, add spacers and stacks to the Dock, change the screenshot file format, run maintenance tools, tweak network settings, force empty the Trash, and tons more. Keep yourself in awe and busy for days as you discover how much Mac OS X has "under the hood".

Get out of the passenger seat and take control of your Mac. Set your login window picture, use the screensaver as your Desktop, modify advanced file permissions (ACL), change the system welcome message, enable simultaneous recordings in QuickTime, view system logs, or enable the Debug menu in numerous apps.



Version 9.0.9:...

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10:44
KGI: iPhone 8 will launch with iPhone 7s, limited to...

KGI Securities is out with a new report offering fresh predictions for the upcoming iPhone launch expected as soon as next month. KGI expects Apple will announce all three new iPhones (4.7-inch LCD, 5.5-inch LCD, 5.8-inch OLED) in September and launch at the same time after previously believing the OLED iPhone could arrive later. Despite debuting simultaneously, KGI predicts the OLED iPhone will be severely supply constrained at launch…

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10:44
∞ Adam Savage visits Third Man Records!

I would happily do a Kickstarter campaign to fly The Publisher of The Loop to Detroit so he can make a vinyl record of his music that we could all buy!

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10:35
All 2017 iPhones to Come in Only Three Colors,...

Apple's upcoming 2017 iPhones, including the "iPhone 8," the iPhone 7s, and the iPhone 7s Plus, will be available in just three colors -- black, silver, and gold -- according to a new investor note shared today by respectable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Kuo previously said the iPhone 8 would be available in a limited number of colors, but made no mention of its two companion devices. His three color list seemingly matches up with an iPhone 8 dummy model leak that we saw earlier this week, but one of the dummy model shades displayed was more of a copper than a gold, so it's not clear if it's an accurate depiction of the colors we can expect.

If Apple does plan on introducing the iPhone in just three hues this year, we won't be seeing rose gold or the multiple shades of black that were available in...

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10:25
Fourth macOS High Sierra public beta is now available

Apple has released the fourth macOS High Sierra public beta for Mac. This allows users who are not registered developers to test pre-release versions of macOS with new features for free.

Today’s macOS High Sierra public beta follows yesterday’s fifth developer version.

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10:25
David Letterman returning to TV with Netflix talk...

I didn’t watch Letterman for the last few years of his last show but I’ll definitely want to check this out.

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10:23
Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of macOS High Sierra to...

Apple today seeded the fourth public beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra update to public beta testers, two weeks after releasing the third public beta. The fourth public beta of macOS High Sierra is likely identical to the fifth developer beta, which was provided to developers earlier this week.

Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program are able to download the third macOS High Sierra beta through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store after the proper profile has been installed.

Those who want to be a part of Apple's beta testing program can sign up to participate through the beta testing website, which gives users access to iOS, macOS, and tvOS betas. For instructions on how to install the public beta,...

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10:21
'iPhone 8' to enter mass production in mid...




Rumors about an "iPhone 8" delay may have been unfounded, as analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities indicated on Tuesday that the flagship handset will launch on the same day as the "iPhone 7s" and "iPhone 7s Plus" -- albeit in limited quantities and styles.

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10:20
AWT TV Episode 18: August 7, 2017

Welcome to AWT TV, a weekly show featuring Steve Sande, Dennis Sellers and Marty Edwards of Apple World Today. Each week we'll discuss what's happened in the world of Apple, talk about new apps and accessories, maybe even have a demonstration or two of the latest software.  Be sure to subscribe to the Apple World Today video channel on YouTube.

This week's show is a slightly different format featuring Marty and Steve. We start with a pair of reviews of some iOS apps. Marty took a look at NextRadio -- Live FM Radio, which allows you to tune into local FM stations and even interact with the staff. It's free, and perfect for checking out your local music and news stations.

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10:18
Deals: 2017 15" MacBook Pro for $2,249 ($150...




Tuesday deals are heating up with instant and coupon savings on Mid 2017 MacBooks and iMacs. Pick up a 15-inch MacBook Pro for $2,249 or save $200 on two popular 27-inch iMacs with upgraded graphics. Readers can also exclusively save $100 on a 2017 12-inch MacBook, now $1,199 with coupon.

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10:15
Introducing the Outlook.com beta

Today, we’re launching the Outlook.com beta, an opt-in web experience where you can try out new product innovations and let us know what you think. Recent advances in programming, design, and artificial intelligence have enabled our engineers and designers to improve the Outlook.com web experience in several areas—and we’re eager to get your feedback. If you enjoy being a part of what’s next, just click the Try the beta toggle, rolling out to all users in the next few weeks. You can test drive our new experience and switch back to the regular web experience any time.

Here’s a look at what’s new:

A faster experience

We’re implementing a more responsive web development framework that delivers an upgraded search feature, a fresher look with a modern conversation style and a new design to let you see, read, and attach files and photos faster.

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10:10
Apple releases fourth public beta of iOS 11

Apple has released the fourth public beta of iOS 11. or iPhone and iPad users. The finished version is due this fall and will be a free software update. 

iOS 11 has been in developer beta testing since early June. If you're not already signed up for the public beta program, you can do so at https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/ . The public beta program is free, but remember: beta software is unfinished software so use with care.

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10:10
Fourth tvOS 11 public beta for Apple TV now available

Apple has released the fourth tvOS 11 public beta for non-developers to test on Apple TV. tvOS 11 public beta includes new features like Home Screen Syncing, light and dark mode automatic switching, and full AirPods support.

more…

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10:09
Apple releases fourth public beta of iOS 11

Apple has released the fourth public beta of iOS 11. or iPhone and iPad users. The finished version is due this fall and will be a free software update. 

iOS 11 has been in developer beta testing since early June. If you're not already signed up for the public beta program, you can do so here. The public beta program is free, but remember: beta software is unfinished software so use with care.

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10:08
Entry-level DSLRs compared: Canon EOS Rebel SL2 vs....

Not every beginner photographer needs a DSRL but, if you do, you can’t go wrong with either of these cameras.

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10:05
The best livestreams for watching the 2017 total...

A lot of folks will be at work and likely unable to go outside to watch the eclipse.

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10:03
Apple Releases Fourth iOS 11 Public Beta

Apple today released the fourth public beta of iOS 11 to its public beta testing group, allowing non-developers to download and test the new operating system ahead of its fall launch. The fourth public beta of iOS 11 comes two weeks after Apple released the third public beta and it corresponds to the fifth developer beta that was released earlier this week.

Beta testers that have signed up for Apple's beta testing program will receive the new iOS 11 beta update over-the-air after installing the proper certificate on an iOS device.

Those who want to join the beta testing program can sign up on Apple's beta testing website, which gives users access to iOS, macOS, and tvOS betas. Step-by-step instructions for downloading installing the public beta can be...

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10:02
Apple releases fourth iOS 11 public beta for iPhone...

Apple has released the fourth iOS 11 public beta for iPhone and iPad. This allows users who are not registered developers to test pre-release versions of iOS with new features for free.

more…

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10:02
Transmit 5.0.1 - Excellent FTP/SFTP client.

Transmit is an excellent FTP (file transfer protocol), SFTP, S3 (Amazon.com file hosting) and iDisk/WebDAV client that allows you to upload, download, and delete files over the internet. With the most Mac-like interface available, Transmit makes FTP as simple, fun, and easy as it can possibly be.



Version 5.0.1:

Note: version 5.0 is a paid upgrade unless the app was purchased after 2017-06-01. For more information, please go here.

Features:

  • Individual file transfers on very fast networks are now up to 20% faster!
  • Brought back the Show Hidden Files toolbar button for quick access
  • Added larger font size options for file browser text

Accessibility:

  • Fixed an issue with setting file permissions via VoiceOver
  • Improved VoiceOver labels and selection for server creation sheet

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09:57
AAPL hits all time high as it passes $160 record

Apple stock has hit an all time high today as shares of AAPL reached above the previous $160 per share record it set earlier this month during after hours trading.

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09:48
News: Coach releases new and updated Apple Watch...

Coach has released a series of new Apple Watch bands and updated the colors of some others for fall, Haute Ecriture reports. Many of the styles incorporate looks that have been seen in other Coach products, like a black leather band with the brand’s tea rose appliqué and a yellow band with its Rexy T-Rex emblazoned under the watch face. New printed leather straps include car, floral and cherry prints, while the woven-looking Snake Strap got…

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09:35
Tile unveils new Pro Series Sport and Style iPhone-...




Tile has added a pair of new Bluetooth trackers to its product line, in the new Tile Sport and Tile Style.

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09:35
Apple's Stock Price Rises Above $160 Mark to...

Apple shares are currently trading for between $161 and $162, eclipsing the $160 mark for the first time ever and setting a new all-time intraday high. The nearly 2 percent rise in Apple's stock price gives the company a market valuation of around $835 billion on its path to becoming a trillion dollar company.

Apple's previous all-time high in intraday trading was $159.75, set after its third quarter earnings results beat expectations. Apple's record close is $157.14, which could be topped today after less than one week. Conversely, Apple's 52-week low is $102.53, set September 12, 2016, five days after its iPhone 7 event.

With focus shifting to the so-called iPhone 8 upgrade supercycle expected later this year, AAPL price targets range between $140 and $208.

Tag: AAPL
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09:32
WÜD and RÖK: Completely unique iPhone cases feature...

It takes a lot to get this reviewer excited about an iPhone case. To get my attention, a case either has to have a function that is completely unique, or be so distinctive that it stands out in the crowd. The WÜD (US$39.95 - $69.95) and RÖK (US$39.95) cases from Virginia-based WÜD fit the latter criterion in that each case is indeed a one-of-a-kind specimen that will never be duplicated. 

WÜD (left) and RÖK iPhone cases. Photo ©2017, Steven Sande

Design

Any recent iPhone can be outfitted with a WÜD or RÖK case; they're available for iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s, and iPhone 5. 

The WÜD and RÖK cases share a common piece; a very thin and well-designed polycarbonate and rubber shell that protects the sides of the iPhone and provides a base...

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 13″ MacBook Air $200 off,...

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

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09:10
Fired Google employee offered job at WikiLeaks

Julian Assange has offered a job to the employee that Google fired for writing the memo on gender differences.

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09:05
News: Top telcom regulator in India angry over Apple...

The head of India’s Telecom Regulatory Authority is taking Apple to task for refusing to approve an official government “do not disturb” app for iOS, The Times of India reports. The app serves to block annoying unsolicited calls and texts, and TRAI chairman R.S. Sharma claimed Apple is engaging in “anti-consumer” actions by not approving it. “So basically you (Apple) are violating the right of the user to willingly…

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09:04
Foursquare’s Swarm 5.0 update brings personal...

Foursquare’s check-in focused app, Swarm, got a major visual and user experience update today. The changes bring a focus to a timeline view of check-ins, new categories, and an overall updated UI.

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09:00
Instagram testing new two-person live stream video...

Live video broadcasting has become a standard feature in apps like Facebook and YouTube since being popularized by Meerkat then Periscope, and now Instagram is looking to take the feature to the next step. Instagram is starting to test two-person live broadcasting for select users with a new split-screen layout.

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08:55
Photos show alleged cover glass, sensor notch for...




As Apple's "iPhone 8" enters the home stretch, new images published on Tuesday are said to depict the device's cover glass, apparently backing leaks about the device's edge-to-edge OLED display.

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08:53
GM’s Cruise launches beta autonomous ride-sharing...

GM’s autonomous driving division, Cruise Automation, announced the launch of the beta version of its autonomous ride-sharing app currently being used by employees in San Francisco, where they operate a fleet of autonomous Chevy Bolt EV test vehicles.
more…

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08:49
Google fires author of memo on gender differences

James Damore, the Google engineer who wrote the note, confirmed his dismissal in an email, saying that he had been fired for “perpetuating gender stereotypes.” He said he’s “currently exploring all possible legal remedies.”

I think he’ll have a really difficult time finding another job in Silicon Valley.

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08:11
Sketch 46.1 - 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 46.1:

Fixed

  • Fixed a crash that could occur when undoing changes to Symbols on OS X El Capitan
  • Fixed a bug where the Plugins menu might not be shown as expected
  • Fixed a bug where differently colored subranges of text would revert to a single color when the text layer was resized
  • Fixed a bug where vertical text alignment would be ignored when converting a text layer to outlines
  • Fixed a bug where resizing layers with particular attributes would cause Sketch to become unresponsive
  • Fixed a bug where the current Artboard...
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08:09
News: Purported X-ray of prototype iPhone 8 shows...

Photos of a purported X-ray of an iPhone 8 in testing posted on Chinese social media site Weibo show a large dark area in the center thought to be the new inductive coil to enable wireless charging. Weibo is unpredictable in terms of accuracy, but wireless charging is expected to be a marquee feature in this year’s iPhone models. Problems with the wireless charging system’s development were reported in July, but it’s possible that…

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08:01
Head of Indian telecoms regulator says Apple...




Apple is being "anti-consumer" and engaging in "data colonization" by so far refusing to approve an official government "do not disturb" app for the iPhone, according to the chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.

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08:01
Fission 2.3.3 - Streamlined audio editor.

Fission can crop and trim audio, paste in or join files, or just rapidly split one long file into many. It's streamlined for fast editing. Plus, it works without the quality loss caused by other editors, so you can get perfect quality audio even when editing MP3 and AAC files.

If you need to convert formats, Fission can do that too! You can rapidly export or batch convert files to the MP3, AAC, Apple Lossless, FLAC, AIFF, and WAV formats.

Key Features

  • Edit MP3, AAC, Apple Lossless, and AIFF files with no quality loss
  • Quickly split a long audio file into smaller files
  • Remove unwanted content, such as commercials, from your audio file
  • Re-arrange audio in a single file, copy audio from one file to another, or merge with a quick drag and drop
  • Create great-sounding MP3 or AAC ringtones for your cell phone.



Version 2.3.3:

Note: Now requires OS X 10....

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07:36
How to automate your home with Apple's HomeKit...




Apple's HomeKit allows users to control compatible hardware with an iPhone -- but expanded control from outside the home requires either an Apple TV of some flavor, or an iPad. AppleInsider explains the use cases, and what you need to get started.

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07:29
A bot can use your Instagram feed to tell whether...

It seems there’s not much AI can’t do these days. Whether it’s drive a car, improve music discovery, retouch photos or narrate the world to blind people. And now machine learning can even look through your Instagram feed to decide whether you are clinically depressed …

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07:19
News: Apple patents way to use FaceTime camera and...

A recent Apple patent describes new ways to use the FaceTime camera and accompanying sensors in current iPhones to take health measurements. The process “uses one or more of the camera and the proximity sensor to emit light into a body part of a user touching a surface of the electronic device and one or more of the camera, the ambient light sensor, and the proximity sensor to receive at least part of the emitted light reflected by the body…

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06:55
Bill Wyman ranks all 165 Pink Floyd songs, from...

Bill Wyman really knows his Pink Floyd. If you are a Floyd fan, lock in your favorite tracks, then dig in, see if your faves made the top 10. Some solid commentary here.

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06:53
Feature Request: Give us the option of switching off...

Quite a lot of tech features are designed to protect us from ourselves, and most of the time I’m fully in favor of this. I like it, for example, that my iOS devices ask me if I’m sure I want to delete a photo. I like it that my Macs ask me if I really want to empty the wastebasket. I love that Time Machine performs hourly backups and offers me an easy way to recover an earlier version of documents – and so on.

But there’s one aspect of iOS designed to protect me from myself that I find irritating, and I’d love a way to switch it off. My iOS devices don’t trust me to ensure there’s no-one watching when I type in passwords …

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06:52
What’s new in iOS 11 Beta 5

[VIDEO] Jeff Benjamin walks through the changes introduced with iOS 11 Beta 5 (see the video embedded in the main Loop post). For the most part, these changes are subtle, which is a good thing, shows stability.

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06:47
News: Apple releases fifth round of developer betas...

Apple has released a fifth series of betas for iOS 11, tvOS 11, and watchOS 4, as usual addressing a number of issues in the prior developer previews and moving all three of the operating systems closer to their expected release this fall. The release notes continue to list a large number of known issues that are still pending. Public betas for iOS 11 and tvOS 11 will likely follow within the next day or two....

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06:42
How to password protect a folder on a Mac, and add a...

Henry T. Casey:

Not all of your files are meant to be seen by everyone. Your friends and family may not appreciate this truth, but that’s just the way it is sometimes. Luckily, MacBook owners can protect their sensitive files from prying eyes by password protecting specific folders.

Every Mac owner should know how to do this. I only wish Apple would offer a more direct method of password protecting a folder, one that didn’t require the creation of a separately mountable volume. But this solution works and works well.

That said, if you are trying to protect text, as opposed to a set of files, consider placing that text into a note, then locking the individual note. This has the advantage of giving you access to that protected information on your Mac and all your iOS devices.

Here’s Apple’s support doc on adding a password to your notes.

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06:39
Indian telecom regulator accuses Apple of ‘data...

Trai, an Indian telecom regulator, is accusing Apple of engaging in "data colonization" in India and being "anti-consumer" by not allowing customers to pass on details about pesky calls and unwanted messages to authorities as well as their mobile operators, reports the Times of India

The matter has remained unresolved over the last one year and has now led to an attack on the American electronics giant by R S Sharma, chairman of Trai. 

"While Google's Android supports our Do-Not-Disturb (DND) app, Apple has just been discussing, discussing, and discussing. They have not done anything," RS Sharma, chairman of Trai, tells TOI. 

The DND app, launched in June 2016, has the capability to procure SMS details and call records of an individual from the phone's messages column and...

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06:37
Developer hacks tvOS Simulator to run clean 4K,...




Images published on Tuesday show Apple's tvOS Simulator hacked to run at 4K resolution, suggesting that Apple likely has little interface work to do to support a fifth-generation Apple TV believed to be coming this fall.

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06:31
FileMaker Inc. debuts the Custom App Academy

FileMaker, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Apple, has launchedits Custom App Academy and FileMaker Developer Conference videos designed to help individuals learn to build custom apps using the FileMaker Platform. It includes video tutorials with step-by-step guidance tailored to the learner's level.

Along with the aforementioned video tutorials in the Custom App Academy, the first videos from the FileMaker Developer Conference with multiple tracks designed for different skill levels and needs are now available. The videos from those sessions—from beginner to advanced—become a secondary learning resource after the event, according to Ann Monroe, vice president of worldwide marketing and customer success, FileMaker, Inc..

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06:29
FileMaker opens up the Custom App Academy

FileMaker, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Apple, has launched its Custom App Academy (http://tinyurl.com/yaqp4joj) and FileMaker Developer Conference videos designed to help individuals learn to build custom apps using the FileMaker Platform. It includes video tutorials with step-by-step guidance tailored to the learner's level.

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06:25
Apple stuck in TV test pattern

Shira Ovide, Bloomberg:

Since well before Steve Jobs died in 2011, Apple executives have been saying TV entertainment needed a wholesale reinvention and Apple was just the company to do it. Fast forward to 2017, and America’s entertainment is being reinvented. But Apple is barely involved.

And:

More than 1 million U.S. households have ditched cable TV so far in 2017, Morgan Stanley estimates. Tens of millions of people are binge-watching TV shows and movies on Netflix and Hulu without sitting through commercials. Some amateurs on YouTube are making videos that are more popular than many traditional TV series. People in and out of Hollywood are working on letting people screen new movies at home instead of trekking to the multiplex.

This evolution is big. It’s shaking up pop culture. It’s shifting how cars and diapers are marketed. It’s affecting government policy. And Apple is a fringe player in all of this.

And:

Eddy Cue, the Apple...

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06:19
Myriad 4.1.1 - $79.00

Myriad is, simply put, one of the best audio batch processors. Totally redesigned, it looks beautiful and delivers incredible performance. Let Myriad do the heavy lifting while you get back to doing what you do best: creating great sounds and music.

  • One powerful productivity tool - Myriad packs a serious punch in a beautiful interface. With more than 100 Actions and many other great features, Myriad helps you work more efficiently, saving you countless hours that you can spend creating.
  • Goodhertz SRC - The Goodhertz Sample Rate Converter has the ideal balance between frequency response and transient response -- two of the most important characteristics of any sample rate converter. This means that it does its job with the least possible sonic impact, preserving crystal-clear high end while also maintaining sharp transients. The Goodhertz SRC has virtually zero aliasing with performance better than -192 dB,...
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06:19
The Chairman of India's Telecom Regulatory...

Telecom regulator Trai has accused Apple of engaging in "data colonization" in India and being "anti-consumer" by not allowing customers to pass on details about pesky calls and unwanted messages to authorities as well as their mobile operators.

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06:16
What’s wrong with the Touch Bar

Josh Centers wanted to do a TidBITS piece on innovative uses of the MacBook Touch Bar. Things did not go as planned.

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06:14
DriveDx for macOS upgraded to version 1.6.0

BinaryFruit has released DriveDx 1.6.0 (https://binaryfruit.com/drivedx), an update of its macOS solution for SSD and HDD health diagnostics and monitoring.

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06:08
The augmented reality car manual

[VIDEO] Augmented reality is slowly entering our reality. Genesis Motors (Hyundai’s luxury brand) has put their car manual into an AR app. The video (embedded in the main Loop post) is just a taste of what’s coming, a nibble of how useful AR can be.

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06:06
Adobe Acrobat Reader 17.012.20093 - View PDF...

Adobe Acrobat Reader allows users to view PDF documents. You may not know what a PDF file is, but you've probably come across one at some point. PDF files are used by companies and even the IRS to distribute documentation and other pieces of information about their products, and Adobe Acrobat Reader is the essential interpreter. Acrobat integrates directly with your Web browser, so if you come across a PDF document on the Web,you can view it directly from within your Netscape or Internet Explorer browser window. Acrobat also makes printing much more practical, by guaranteeing that the printout will look exactly like it does on your screen.



Version 17.012.20093 (Adobe Reader DC [Continuous Track]):

Note: For the Adobe Reader DC Classic Track update, see Related Links.

  • This update provides new features, security mitigations, feature enhancements, and bug fixes



  • OS X 10.9 or...

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06:05
Ghostotter introduces Automator Actions for Apple...

Ghostotter Software has introduced Pages Automator Actions (http://tinyurl.com/ycrjxrrf), a $12.50 set of Automator actions to control Apple's Pages on macOS

Users can create Automator workflows to open files, convert then to other formats, find/replace text and more, without needing to know any kind of coding. The actions can interact with actions from other applications to build workflows to save users time, including batch converting Pages documents to PDFs, zipping them and uploading them via FTP.

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: MarginNote Pro for Mac

Today in iLounge Deals, we’re offering MarginNote Pro for Mac for only $24.99 — that’s 50% off the regular price. This tool will help you learn something new every day and commit that knowledge to memory, with powerful reading features for students, teachers, researchers, lawyers, or even the naturally curious. You can quickly organize, study, and manage large volumes of PDF and EPUB files, while also taking notes right in the margins,…

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05:59
Adobe Acrobat 17.012.20093 - Powerful PDF editor.

Acrobat DC is available only as a part of Adobe Creative Cloud, and can only be installed and/or updated through Adobe's Creative Cloud app.

Adobe Acrobat DC with Adobe Document Cloud services is here. Completely reimagined PDF tools let you create, edit, sign, and track PDFs from anywhere. It will change the way you work with design layouts, press-ready files, and all your important documents forever.

  • Access powerful print production and digital publishing tools. Preview, preflight, correct, and prepare PDF files.
  • Work anywhere. Create, export, and sign PDFs from your computer or the Acrobat DC mobile app.
  • Take your files with you. Use Mobile Link to access recent files across desktop, web, and mobile.
  • Edit anything. Instantly edit PDFs and scanned documents -- as naturally as any other file.
  • Make last-minute changes....
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05:50
∞ Apple Services: Misunderstood and locked in

Catching up on my reading list, found these two interesting pieces on Apple Services:

Jean-Louis Gassée, in a Monday Note titled Misunderstanding Apple Services, on the wave of headlines touting Apple Services as a standalone company:

If Apple Services were a standalone company, its $27.8B in revenue would just squeak past Facebook’s $27.6 (although I’m not sure we’re comparing the same four quarters).

And:

Remove “Apple” from “Apple Services”…would this stand-alone “Services” company enjoy the same success were it to service Android phones or Windows PCs?

Apple Services is an important member of the supporting cast that pushes the volume and margins for the main act: Apple Personal Computers. These come in three sizes, small (iPhone), medium (iPad), and large (Mac). If rumors of the addition of a cellular modem true, we may even see the Watch, today...

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05:45
Apple has been granted a patent for ‘content pods...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,729,596) for “content pods for streaming media services.” Per the patent info, a “content pod” would be assembled to contain personal content relevant to an end user (that’s you).

In some embodiments, personal content can consist of traffic updates, voicemail messages, text messages, social media updates, and personal status updates. A content delivery system determines what personal content is available on your Apple devices by connecting to available information sources. 

The delivery system then assembles the content pod from these elements in addition to invitational content from content providers. A bumper message could be included in the content pod to provide a context for the elements that are being assembled in combination with each other. Once the content pod is generated, it’s sent to your various Apple gadgets to be played during content breaks while you’re streaming online content.

In the patent filing,...

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05:44
DiskCatalogMaker 7.2.2 - Catalog your disks.

DiskCatalogMaker is a simple disk management tool which catalogs disks.

  • Simple, light-weight, and fast
  • Finder-like intuitive look and feel
  • Super-fast search algorithm
  • Can compress catalog data for disk space
  • Can generate thumbnail images
  • Long Unicode file name support
  • ZIP / RAR / 7-Zip / StuffIt / tar / gzip / bzip2 / CompactPro / LHA archive formats support
  • A Mach-O application (OS X-native format)



Version 7.2.2:

  • Updated some translations
  • Fixed some minor bugs



  • OS X 10.7 or later



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05:43
Tile Pro boosts Bluetooth tracker range to 200 feet...

The Tile Bluetooth tracker has long been a handy way to keep track of things like wallet and keys. We first tried the original version back in 2013, and a slimmer version last year. The company has now launched two new models, with greater range and new looks …

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05:41
Indian regulatory body calls Apple ‘anti-consumer’...

An Indian regulatory body has described Apple as ‘anti-consumer’ after the Cupertino company refused to approve a government Do-Not-Disturb app designed to block and report unwanted sales calls …

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05:31
Future iPhones may double as health data-gathering...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,723,997) for an electronic device (that would almost certainly be the iPhone) — that “computes health data.”

In the patent filing, Apple says that it would be beneficial for a user to have information about his or her health data, including fitness data and wellness data. For example, health data may indicate emergency conditions or to enable the user to maximize fitness or wellness activities. Traditionally, health data is provided to users by health care professionals. However, Apple says that it may be beneficial for users to have more access to health data — and the tech giant wants you to use its products for that purpose.

According to the patent, the electronic device — which I’ll simply refer to as the iPhone from now on in this report — includes a camera, an ambient light sensor, and a proximity sensor. The smartphone uses one or more of the camera and the proximity sensor to emit light into a body part of a user...

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05:14
Apple Granted 50 Patents Today Covering the iPhone...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 50 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we mainly cover Apple's patent win for an iPhone nano with links to two other patents of interest.

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05:00
Rumor: Purported x-ray of next-gen iPhone hints at...

This could be something interesting.

A series of new photos purported to be the next-gen iPhone have surfaced on social media web site Weibo. Within the photos, a large dark spot in the center of each image may support the rumor that the new model will feature some form of wireless charging.

The black splotch in the alleged iPhone 8 x-ray lines up with a previously leaked schematic from April with the same area for what is expected to be the inductive charging coil.

The rumors of a wireless system within the three upcoming iPhone models (4.7″, 5.5″ and 5.8″) have been espoused since February, when respected industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo cited hopes for the feature. Others have suggested the wireless charging accessory may not be ready at launch which means the product will be sold separately as well.

Such a rumor has also been echoed by the CEO of wireless charging tech company PowerMat and the CEO of Wistron.

Apple even joined the Wireless...

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05:00
Is the Path to Secure Elections Paved With Open...


Increased use of open source software could fortify U.S. election system security, according to former CIA head R. James Woolsey and Bash creator Brian J. Fox. The two made their case for open source elections software after security researchers demonstrated how easy it was to crack some election machines at the recent DefCon hacking conference in Las Vegas. "Despite its name, open-source software is less vulnerable to hacking than the secret, black box systems like those being used in polling places now," Woolsey and Fox wrote.

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04:45
Apple TV tvOS Simulator Shown Running in 4K...

Developer Steve Troughton-Smith today shared the spoils of his latest hacking efforts by tweeting screenshots of Apple's tvOS Simulator running in 4K – the screen resolution said to be supported in a rumored fifth-generation Apple TV.

tvOS is officially made to run in the standard 1920x1080 HD resolution, but what Troughton-Smith's hack shows is that the Apple TV operating system is perfectly suited to running at double the pixel density (3840x2160), commonly referred to as 4K resolution, thanks to user interface assets like text and icons that are made to scale cleanly given the same aspect ratio.

Hello tvOS@2x pic.twitter.com/EnNdo1xCOY

— Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith) August 8, 2017

The simple scale doubling is reminiscent of the 2x iOS...

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04:30
KeyboardCleanTool makes it easier to clean that...

By Frank Petrie

Deadline’s looming. Breakfast at the desk. Lunch at the desk. Dinner at the desk. Coffee and a donut from the break room at the desk as you finish the proposal of whatever you’ve been working on all day long.

Now you can relax. Maybe.

You look down at your keyboard and it’s covered with crumbs and all manner of the day’s food remnants. Cleaning this up is going to take a bit of time. Or is it?

KeyboardCleanTool to the rescue. Instead of having to meticulously clean between each and every key, the free utility allows you to completely lock your keyboard so that you can easily wipe your keyboard clean. No unplugging or shutting down your Bluetooth connection.

When finished, simply press the button once again to reenable your keyboard.

To allow KeyboardCleanTool to accomplish this, you do have to grant the app...

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04:13
Apple patent describes using the front-facing camera...

An Apple patent granted today describes how the front-facing camera, light sensor and proximity sensor found in existing iPhones could be used for health measurements.

The electronic device uses one or more of the camera and the proximity sensor to emit light into a body part of a user touching a surface of the electronic device and one or more of the camera, the ambient light sensor, and the proximity sensor to receive at least part of the emitted light reflected by the body part of the user. The electronic device computes health data of the user based upon sensor data regarding the received light.

It also considers using additional...

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04:10
Asset tracking IoT device market to triple by 2022

In their most recent report, Mobile Experts (www.mobile-experts.net) released exclusive analysis on Asset Tracking IoT Devices. The research group says that, over the past three years, technology changes have started to transform the market.

Unlicensed LPWA, LTE-M, and NB-IoT dramatically improve long-range communications with inexpensive modules that can run for years on a small battery. Other improvements in Bluetooth and UWB technology also improve precision and range for indoor location of devices.

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04:08
Gartner: semiconductor capital spending to grow 10.2...

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to increase 10.2% in 2017, to $77.7 billion, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com). This growth rate is up from the previous quarter's forecast of 1.4%, due to continued aggressive investment in memory and leading-edge logic which is driving spending in wafer-level equipment, notes the research group.

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04:00
How to change your password in macOS Sierra

You can change the password that you use to log in to your Mac, or reset the password if you don't remember it.  The password of your user account in macOS Sierra is also known as your login password. It's the password that you use to log in to your Mac and make certain changes, such as installing software.

If you know your password and can use it to log in to your account, you can change your password in Users & Groups preferences:

  • Choose System Preferences from the Apple menu, then click Users & Groups.
  • Select your user name from the list of users.
  • Click the Change Password button, then follow the onscreen instructions. If you're using a password hint, remember to update the hint  for your new password.

If you don't remember your password, or it isn't working, you might be able to reset it using one of the methods described below. But first try these simpler solutions:

  • Make sure that you're typing the...
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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Aug. 8, 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

The Genesis Augmented Reality Manual (Genesis Virtual Guide) is now available for the 2017 Genesis G80 and Genesis G90 as a free download on the Apple App Store. It’s a modern take on the traditional owner's manual, allowing consumers to use their smartphone or tablet to get how-to information for repairs, maintenance and vehicle features. Using 2-D and 3-D tracking technology, the Virtual Guide is able to deliver in-depth levels of information related to specific parts of Genesis vehicles. The manual will be compatible with 2018 models later this year.

Hirshmania! has introduced ...

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03:24
Noted Mobile Leaker Shares Image of 'iPhone 8...

Serial mobile phone leaker Evan Blass posted an image on Twitter this morning offering his followers a glimpse of what Apple's finalized "iPhone 8" design will look like when wrapped in a protective case.

The image shows a render of the 4.7-inch iPhone with the now-familiar edge-to-edge display sans physical Home button and a notch along the top of the device housing the camera, infrared sensor, and speaker components. The handset is enclosed in what looks like a rugged Urban Armor Gear case sporting cutouts for volume controls and a mute switch in the regular places.

iPhone 8 (encased) pic.twitter.com/9LpARCAML2

— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 8, 2017

This isn't the first time we've seen a third-party case for the upcoming OLED iPhone, with several accessory...

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03:24
Apple TV tvOS simulator hacked to render at 4K...

Prolific Apple developer and hacker Steve Troughton-Smith has messed around with the tvOS Simulator and coerced it into running at twice the standard HD resolution, 3840×2160, more commonly referred to as 4K. A new hardware box has been rumored for later this year, with 4K as a headline addition.

tvOS seems fit and ready to run at this currently-unsupported resolution with text, app icons and other system assets scaling cleanly to the higher-res. We have a couple full-res screenshots after the jump …

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03:23
A Secret Health Care System Designed for a Future...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 50 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover a surprise invention revelation. Apple's newly granted patent covers an invention relating to health data, and more specifically to an iPhone that computes health data. In the future an iPhone user will be able to place their finger across the face side camera and obtain health data such as heart function, take blood pressure and much more.

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02:31
Apple Granted a Patent for adding Touch Controls and...

On March 28, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that revealed that the iPad's Smart Cover could over time add a few sophisticated features such as adding physical soft buttons so as to allow users to easily control their iTunes volume and be able to fast forward or put tunes on hold or see the time and more.

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01:16
Apple Granted a Patent for iDevices transitioning to...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 50 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report Apple's newly granted patent covers their invention relating to an iDevice such as an iPhone detecting a vehicle network advertisement beacon over a first communication channel. The technology can also be applied to a smart home network that will work with appliances, home entertainment and home security.

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00:00
'Podcasting Patent' Is Totally Dead,...

A federal appeals court affirmed the April 2015 inter partes review (IPR) ruling -- a process that allows anyone to challenge a patent's validity at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office -- that invalidated the so-called "podcasting patent." "That process was held by a company called Personal Audio, which had threatened numerous podcasts with lawsuits in recent years," reports Ars Technica. From the report: Back in 2013, Personal Audio began sending legal demand letters to numerous podcasters and companies, like Samsung, in an apparent attempt to cajole them into a licensing deal, lest they be slapped with a lawsuit. Some of those efforts were successful: in August 2014, Adam Carolla paid about $500,000. As Personal Audio began to gain more public attention, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, however, stepped in and said that it would challenge Personal Audio's US Patent No. 8,112,504, which describes a "system for disseminating media content representing episodes in a serialized...

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Monday August 7

22:16
Internet thirsty for 'iPhone 8' rumors...




Silly season is officially in full swing. On Monday, blogs lit up when Evan Blass, known for his accurate smartphone hardware leaks, joined the "iPhone 8" rumor fray by posting an image of a digitally rendered device enshrouded in what appears to be an Urban Armor Gear case. Rumor mongers are interpreting the "leak" to mean case makers are betting on designs that show off iPhone's entire screen...just like every smartphone case ever made.

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20:59
Adobe Acrobat 17.009.20058 - Powerful PDF editor.

Acrobat DC is available only as a part of Adobe Creative Cloud, and can only be installed and/or updated through Adobe's Creative Cloud app.

Adobe Acrobat DC with Adobe Document Cloud services is here. Completely reimagined PDF tools let you create, edit, sign, and track PDFs from anywhere. It will change the way you work with design layouts, press-ready files, and all your important documents forever.

  • Access powerful print production and digital publishing tools. Preview, preflight, correct, and prepare PDF files.
  • Work anywhere. Create, export, and sign PDFs from your computer or the Acrobat DC mobile app.
  • Take your files with you. Use Mobile Link to access recent files across desktop, web, and mobile.
  • Edit anything. Instantly edit PDFs and scanned documents -- as naturally as any other file.
  • Make last-minute changes....
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20:59
Dropbox 31.4.25 - Cloud backup and synchronization...

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

Note: You must first sign up to use Dropbox.



Version 31.4.25:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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20:59
OnyX 3.2.8 - Maintenance and optimization tool.

OnyX is a multifunction utility that you can use to verify the startup disk and the structure of its system files, to run miscellaneous maintenance and cleaning tasks, to configure parameters in the Finder, Dock, Safari, and some of Apple's applications, to delete caches, to remove certain problematic folders and files, to rebuild various databases and indexes, and more.



Version 3.2.8:

  • Repairing permissions is possible again
  • Deleting the Internet cache improved
  • New Simplified Chinese translation added
  • Some parts of the source code optimized
  • Integrates version 3.20.0 of SQLite3
  • Help improved, corrected, and re-indexed
  • Miscellaneous minor corrections made



  • macOS 10.12 or later



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20:59
Adobe Acrobat Reader 17.009.20058 - View PDF...

Adobe Acrobat Reader allows users to view PDF documents. You may not know what a PDF file is, but you've probably come across one at some point. PDF files are used by companies and even the IRS to distribute documentation and other pieces of information about their products, and Adobe Acrobat Reader is the essential interpreter. Acrobat integrates directly with your Web browser, so if you come across a PDF document on the Web,you can view it directly from within your Netscape or Internet Explorer browser window. Acrobat also makes printing much more practical, by guaranteeing that the printout will look exactly like it does on your screen.



Version 17.009.20058 (Adobe Reader DC [Continuous Track]):

Note: For the Adobe Reader DC Classic Track update, see Related Links.

  • This release puts in place the infrastructure for simplifying the sign-in process within Acrobat & Reader. This enhancement will be rolled...
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