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Saturday September 17

04:00
Schoolyard games: Turning Apple into a bully

Congratulations to Quartz’s Dave Gershgorn, who found a way to criticize Apple that works in every situation.

“Apple is punching down” (Tip o’ the antlers to Philip Speicher.)

If your eyes happen to roll up as you read that title — and, really, why wouldn’t they? — you will see the text above the title:

Big Bully

Inasmuch as Apple is the largest tech company in the world depending on the day and what measure you use, yes, it’s almost always competing against a company that’s smaller than it is. So, all the golf claps to you, you’ve created Apple’s Kobayashi Maru. The only way for them to win is to loose a lot of money and market value.

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03:41
BusyContacts 1.1.2

Adds compatibility with macOS 10.12 Sierra and fixes several bugs. ($49.99 new, free update, 5.6 MB)

 

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03:00
The Week in Apple News: iOS 10 arrives, iPhone 7...

Apple headlines for the week ending Sep. 16, 2016

iOS 10 became official last Tuesday. Figure out if you should upgrade now, later, or never. And iPhone 7 shipments started to arrive on Friday. If you’re still waiting for your iPhone, you can check out this slideshow of the important Apple-related headlines from the past week. Click on the link to get more information.

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02:37
This week on AI: iPhone 7 & Apple Watch 2 launch...

The big news, naturally, was Friday's launch of the iPhone 7 and the second-generation Apple Watch. iOS 10, tvOS 10, and watchOS 3 emerged on Tuesday though, and there was still plenty of news going on outside the launch-day bubble.

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01:35
Google for Work will supposedly be renamed to Google...

If you're used to seeing Google for Work branding on your employer's web apps like Docs and Inbox, changes are coming. For now, it sounds superficial, according to a report from The Information. The publication's sources say that the search juggernau...

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00:00
iPhone 7 Home Button Now Requires Skin Contact To...

Gone are the days of pressing the home button of your iPhone with an inanimate object. With the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the home button can only be activated when in contact with skin. TodaysiPhone reports: The new "solid-state" Home button found in the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus appears to require skin contact to function. As the season gets colder, and as people put gloves on, users will quickly realize that attempting to unlock the iPhone with said gloves or with a sleeve of a shirt over your finger will not work. And with the new lock screen in iOS 10, there's no way to bring up the passcode screen without pressing the Home button. Tests have shown that using gloves designed for touch screens will get an iPhone 6s Plus to unlock but not an iPhone 7 Plus. As most of us know, the Home button in the iPhone 7 is no longer a physical button -- it sits flush and uses the iPhone's haptic feedback to give the sensation of a button press. Because the button requires skin contact,...

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Friday September 16

20:59
Microsoft Office 2016 15.26 - Popular productivity...

Microsoft Office 2016 - Unmistakably Office, designed for Mac.

The new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote provide the best of both worlds for Mac users - the familiar Office experience paired with the best of Mac. If you already use Office on a PC or iPad, you will find yourself right at home in Office 2016 for Mac. It works the way you expect, with the familiar ribbon interface and powerful task panes. Mac users will appreciate the modernized Office experience and the integration of Mac capabilities like Full Screen view and Multi-TouchTM gestures. With full Retina display support, your Office documents look sharper and more vibrant than ever.

Office for Mac is cloud-connected, so you can quickly get to the documents you’ve recently used on other devices and pick up where you left off. New, built-in document sharing tools make it easy to invite teammates to work on a document together. When sharing documents, you won’t have to...

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20:59
Geekbench 4.0.1 - Measure processor and memory...

Geekbench provides a comprehensive set of benchmarks engineered to quickly and accurately measure processor and memory performance. Designed to make benchmarks easy to run and easy to understand, Geekbench takes the guesswork out of producing robust and reliable benchmark results.

The published price is for a single-user license for OS X only, see the pricing page for other license options.



Version 4.0.1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.10.5 or later

  • Adds support for OS X 10.10
  • Adds support for the latest iOS and Android devices
  • Fixes an issue where single-core scores are lower than expected when the CPU Benchmark is run through the GUI on dual-core Macs
  • Fixes an issue where benchmark results were flagged as invalid or corrupted on some Windows systems
  • Fixes an issue where the Compute...
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20:59
Twitter 4.2.1 - Official Twitter client for Mac (was...

Twitter (was Tweetie) is a Twitter client with a variety of features.

Important Note: As of January 2011, AteBit's Tweetie application has been acquired and renamed by Twitter. Version 1.2.8 of the original Tweetie application is available above as an alternate download.

Features

  • Conversations: Double click on a tweet to view not only that tweet, but the entire conversation history leading up to that tweet. Never lose track of a conversation again.
  • Easy Compose: Independent compose windows stay out of your way until you need them. Have as many open at a time as you'd like while you compose your thoughts. Everything has a keyboard shortcut, (Command-Enter will send a tweet).
  • Easy Search Trends: See what's hot on Twitter right now, then search for the most recent tweets on those popular topics with a single click.
  • Easy Threaded DM's: Have a real private conversation over Twitter with your Direct...
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20:59
Printopia 2.1.21 - Share Mac printers with iOS...

Run Printopia on your Mac to share its printers to any capable iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Printopia will also add virtual printers, allowing you to save print-outs to your Mac and send to apps.

  • Wireless Printing To Your Mac's Printers - Whether you have an inkjet printer plugged into your Mac, a laser printer plugged into your router or even a network printer, if your Mac can print to it, Printopia will share it. Printopia even supports many password-protected printers.
  • Easy, Instant Set-up - Ecamm puts ease of use first. Double-click to install Printopia, and within seconds see most any connected printers on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. You'll also see Printopia's "Send To Mac" and "Send To Dropbox on Mac" virtual printers. That's it!
  • Serious Security For Privacy and Peace of Mind - With the addition of password protection for your printers, Printopia is a great solution for a...
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20:59
calibre 2.68.0 - Complete e-book library management...

Calibre is a complete e-book library manager. Organize your collection, convert your books to multiple formats, and sync with all of your devices. Let Calibre be your multi-tasking digital librarian.

Manage, convert, sync, and more

  • Library management. Calibre keeps things orderly by creating single entries for books that contains multiple formats. Add tags and comments for better searchability.
  • Format conversion. Calibre's robust conversion options support a wide variety of file formats.
  • File syncing. Calibre's device drivers seamlessly support all the top e-readers and devices.



Version 2.68:0:

New Features

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20:59
Cloud 4.0.1 - File sharing from your menu bar.

Cloud is simple file sharing for the Mac. Drag a file from your Mac to the CloudApp icon in the menubar and we take care of the rest. A link to the file will automatically be copied to your clipboard that you can give to a friend over Twitter, IM, email, or smoke signals. While other applications make sharing a chore, CloudApp stays out of your way adapting to your specific needs.

  • Share files and links (Drops).
  • Upload by drag-n-drop or using global keyboard shortcuts.
  • Share Drops using private or public links.
  • View a history of your Drops right from the menubar.
  • Re-copy the link to a Drop from the menubar.
  • Toggle the privacy level for a Drop from the menubar.
  • Delete Drops from the menubar.
  • Rename Drops from the menubar.
  • Personalized upload notifications.

The published price is based on a monthly billing cycle (rather than an annual one). Plan pricing and features can...

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20:59
Tinderbox 6.6.5 - Store and organize your notes,...

Tinderbox is a personal content management assistant. It stores your notes, ideas, and plans. It can help you organize and understand them. And Tinderbox helps you share ideas through Web journals and Web logs.

Tinderbox's agents automatically scan your notes, looking for patterns and building relationships. Agents help discover relationships and help make sure important things don't get lost. Agents are easy to make and easy to modify. They're flexible and powerful. And Tinderbox can even gather and update changing information and breaking news from the Internet.

When it's time to share your notes, Tinderbox can assemble multiple notes into one page. Updates are a breeze -- even if you update several times a day. Private notes, timestamps, permanent links, archives: everything you want, just the way you want it.



Version 6.6.5:

  • Correct handling of escape key to cancel note creation in outline view
  • Correct bad...
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20:59
Acorn 5.5.2 - Bitmap image editor.

Acorn is a new image editor built with one goal in mind - simplicity. Fast, easy, and fluid, Acorn provides the options you'll need without any overhead. Acorn feels right, and won't drain your bank account.

  • Take screenshots using Acorn and edit them right away.
  • Chain together image filters to create stunning effects.
  • Layer based image editing, an industry standard.
  • Make new images and layers using your built-in iSight.
  • Easy image and canvas resizing, just by changing the size of your window.
  • Take advantage of every pixel of your monitor with full screen image editing.
  • Tablet sensitive for pressure strokes and using the tablet's eraser.
  • Vector shape and text layers.
  • Freeform, elliptical, rectangular, and magic wand selections.
  • Gradients.
  • Create and apply custom text styles.
  • Control opacity and blending modes for each layer.
  • Write plugins using...
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20:53
Logitech's Saitek purchase is all about flight...

Logitech has been expanding its product line in several directions, moving up to pro-gamer gear and down to basic, yet robust, mice and keyboards. But it's also been moving beyond the desktop computer market, like buying wearables and sport headphone...

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20:32
Beam's interactive livestreaming hits Windows,...

In early August Microsoft announced its acquisition of Beam, a videogame livestreaming service that separates itself from the competition by using tech that allows for low latency and interactive features. Now, Beam has announced it will launch on Mi...

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19:21
Scientists 'pickle' and map a fly's...

Sure, fully mapping the human brain is impressive, but think about it: our thinking muscle is pretty big. Not to be outdone by this week's advances from the Allen Institute, scientists from Japan's Tokai University have made a 3D model of the neurons...

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18:43
The Talk Show with Gruber and Jim

This was such a fun show to do. I always have fun with Gruber, but this one was especially great.

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18:39
Virgin Atlantic turned industrial waste into greener...

Illinois-based LanzaTech and Virgin Atlantic have been working on an alternative fuel source for Sir Richard Branson's flagship airline since 2011. This week, the two companies announced a breakthrough that could drastically reduce the airline indust...

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18:38
iPhone 7 solid-state home button works on capacitive...

With iPhone 7, Apple updated its iconic home button from a mechanical push-button design to a solid-state sensor stack, meaning it requires direct contact with skin, or a capacitive glove, to operate.

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18:05
Recap: Everything You Need to Know About iOS 10 and...

It was a busy week here at MacRumors, with the release of iOS 10, watchOS 3, and tvOS 10, along with the official launch of the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and Apple Watch Series 2. We did a lot of coverage of the new software updates and the new devices, so we thought we'd do a quick recap for those of our readers looking for something to read over the weekend.

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Below, you'll find all of our iOS 10, watchOS 3, and tvOS 10 coverage, including how tos, hidden tidbits, launch features, and more. We've also rounded up all of our iPhone 7 and Apple Watch coverage, which includes teardowns with previously unknown information, launch day info, order delays, and more.

iOS 10, tvOS 10, and watchOS 3 Release

- Apple Releases iOS 10 with...

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18:04
iPhone 7’s new Home button is rendered useless...

One of the changes with the iPhone 7 that has earned mixed reactions thus far is the new Home button. No longer is the iPhone’s Home button an actual moving button. Instead, a Taptic Engine beneath the display provides the illusion that you’re pressing the button, even though there is no physical part being moved.

Adding fuel to people’s argument that the new “solid state” Home button is a move in the wrong direction, Myke Hurley made the discovery that the new Home button requires physical contact with your skin in order to function…

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17:48
Twitter makes it slightly easier to interact on iOS

There was a time when a Twitter user on iOS had to click from their timeline all the way into a tweet in order to interact with it or its account. Imagine that: Like, two taps of your finger to share it elsewhere or unfollow that person. Ugh! But Twi...

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17:41
SuperDuper 2.9.1

Adds compatibility with macOS 10.12 Sierra and adds preference to ignore copy errors induced by antivirus programs. (Free, $27.95 for additional features, free update, 2.9 MB)

 

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17:34
iPhone 7 Home Button Doesn't Work Without Skin...

As discovered by Myke Hurley (via Daring Fireball), iPhone 7 and 7 Plus users are going to have a tough time unlocking their devices during wintertime. As it turns out, the new "solid-state" Home button on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus requires skin contact to function.

If you put on a pair of gloves or cover your finger with the sleeve of a shirt and attempt to open the iPhone 7, the Home button will not respond to a press unless it's touching skin. And because the iPhone 7 uses the redesigned Lock screen in iOS 10, there's no easy way to bring up the passcode entry screen to unlock the phone manually.

We tested with a pair of gloves that are designed for touch screens and while we could unlock the...

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17:03
The FAA really doesn't want you flying with a...

Samsung is already laying out the steps for how and when it will have new Galaxy Note 7s available, but everyone else is still dealing with the now-recalled first batch. Eight days ago the FAA warned travelers against using or charging them in-flight...

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16:20
Apple investigated, took action against alleged...

In the shadow of this week's iPhone launch, surprise allegations of corporate sexism surfaced at Apple's Cupertino, Calif., headquarters, though company executives say the situation was investigated and "actions have been taken."

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16:20
Inside iOS 10: 'Raise to Wake' requires...

Although one of the more convenient functions of iOS 10 is "Raise to Wake" for iPhones, users will need a model with Apple's M9 motion coprocessor found in the iPhone 6s series or iPhone SE, or the new M10 found in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

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16:20
23 Years Later: the Apple II Receives Another OS...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Yesterday, software developer John Brooks released what is clearly a work of pure love: the first update to an operating system for the Apple II computer family since 1993. ProDOS 2.4, released on the 30th anniversary of the introduction of the Apple II GS, brings the enhanced operating system to even older Apple II systems, including the original Apple ][ and ][+. Which is pretty remarkable, considering the Apple ][ and ][+ don't even support lower-case characters. You can test-drive ProDOS 2.4 in a Web-based emulator set up by computer historian Jason Scott on the Internet Archive. The release includes Bitsy Bye, a menu-driven program launcher that allows for navigation through files on multiple floppy (or hacked USB) drives. Bitsy Bye is an example of highly efficient code: it runs in less than 1 kilobyte of RAM. There's also a boot utility that is under 400 bytes -- taking up a single block of storage on a disk. The report...

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16:12
Black & Jet Black: Unboxing the new iPhone 7,...

Apple's latest iPhone 7 models sport two new color finish options: a solid matte Black and a high gloss Jet Black. Both appear to be in high demand, so if you're on the fence (or in line) we've taken some photos highlighting the differences, including their almost invisible new seam lines, Apple's enhanced leather case options and the new Lightning headphones.

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15:49
Twitter counted over 2 million viewers for Thursday...

Twitter's first big splash in TV arrived with last night's NFL simulcast, and now the numbers are in. According to the stats, the livestream averaged some 243,000 viewers that it says watched an average 22 minutes of action, with 2.3 million people w...

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15:48
Florida man sues Samsung after Galaxy Note 7 explodes

The lawsuit by Jonathan Strobel may be the first in the United States by a Samsung phone user against the South Korean company over a battery defect linked to the Note 7.

You knew it was coming and here it is. The lawsuit said the man had severe burns on his legs caused by the Note 7.

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15:40
Laurene Jobs Awards $10M To Pet Charter School...

theodp writes: The XQ Institute -- a nonprofit backed by Laurene Powell Jobs (Steve's widow) -- announced the winners of its $100 million competition (Warning: may be paywalled) to rethink the American high school this week. Among the 10 lucky schools winning a $10M grant was Summit Elevate ("a new high school planning to open in Fall 2018"), part of the Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg-supported Summit Charter Schools network (HP CEO Meg Whitman is on Summit's Board). In announcing the grant, XQ praised Basecamp, Summit's personalized learning software platform that was developed by Facebook engineers, which Bill Gates has spent $1+ million on to get schools to adopt it (the NY Times characterized the Facebook-Summit partnership as "more of a ground-up effort to create a national demand for student-driven learning in schools"). U.S. education, it seems, is becoming The Game of Billionaires -- at last May's NewSchools Venture Summit, former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (...

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15:38
New call-blocking apps in iOS 10 can stop spammers...

Constantly hassled by incoming calls on your iPhone that promise riches for filling out a survey, claim the IRS will arrest you if you don’t wire a payment (to Costa Rica), or say they’re calling from your “credit-card company” without mentioning which one? iOS 10 packs a solution: apps can now identify callers as scammy or spammy, and optionally automatically block them.

This may be useful for you, or to help a loved one install on their phone if they can’t always differentiate between legitimate callers and those aiming to defraud them.

And don’t worry: Apple isn’t giving developers all your incoming call information. Just like iOS 9’s content-blocking Safari extensions, all the rules used to identify and optionally block fraudulent and unwanted calls have to be loaded in the app, so that iOS 10 can check against them locally, rather than letting the app send your data off who knows where. The phone numbers of incoming calls never leave your device.

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15:17
Apple’s HR chief on allegations of sexism on campus

So, on the same day that it launched the new phone, Apple HR chief Denise Young Smith spent an hour with Recode responding to the issues raised in the articles as well as discussing the significant diversity challenges faced by Apple and other Silicon Valley companies.

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15:11
AWT News Update: September 16, 2016

Steve's not happy that his iPhone 7 Plus didn't arrive on its scheduled date, but at least he didn't get caught up in the typhoon that delayed shipment. We have some good news stories for you, though:

  • Tests of the new Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones are showing that the Apple W1 chip inside the headphones can provide ranges of up to 800 feet away from an iPhone
  • Did you know that you can now ask Siri to take a picture?
  • We tell you how to reboot an iPhone 7 (hint - the old method doesn't work anymore)
  • Apple will pay a patent licensing firm at least $22.1 million for infringing on a cellular networking patent

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15:07
Carbon Copy Cloner compatible with macOS Sierra

Backups are so important and Carbon Copy Cloner is one of the best.

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14:51
Sony's Shuhei Yoshida 'understands the...

The vast and ambitions No Man's Sky didn't have the smoothest of launches. Even after pushing out a huge day-one patch, some players still encountered glitches and crashes, and some players even feel like the game didn't deliver on what the marketing...

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14:41
PDFpen and PDFpenPro 8.1

Adds visible snap-to guidelines for positioning of images, text, and other objects. ($74.95/$124.95 new, $30 upgrade, free update from version 8.0, 70.3/71 MB)

 

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14:31
External Link: Massive iOS Text Editor Comparison...

How many iOS text editors are there? We’re not sure, but the number certainly exceeds 100. We know this because text maven Brett Terpstra has, with the help of a number of contributors, compiled a list of more than a hundred such apps, presented in an extensive dynamic chart that lists several dozen features and characteristics of each app. If you’re looking for an iOS writing tool that can export PDF, runs on an iPhone, costs less than $3, and supports Markdown, Brett Terpstra’s chart is the place to go.

 

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14:23
Japanese tax investigation ends with Apple paying $...

After an in-depth investigation, one of Apple's Japanese subsidiaries paid ¥12 billion ($118 million) in back taxes, according to a report from the Yomiuri Shimbun. Japanese tax authorities ordered the payment after determining the company hadn't...

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14:20
Apple Replaced the Headphone Jack On the iPhone 7...

Not long ago, Apple CEO Tim Cook explained why the company felt a need to remove the headphone jack from the new iPhones -- the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. He said, "that jack takes up a lot of space in the phone, a lot of space. And there's a lot of more important things we can provide for the consumer than that jack." His colleague Phil Schiller cited "courage" for the same. As people learn to live in a world where they have to use a dongle to use their existing pair of headphones, gadget repair community iFixit found today that Apple isn't really using that "extra space" it got after getting rid of the headphone jack. BusinessInsider reports: "In place of the headphone jack, we find a component that seems to channel sound from outside the phone into the microphone... or from the Taptic Engine out," they write. Yep -- in the place where the headphone jack used to be there's a piece of molded plastic. "No fancy electronics here, just some well-designed acoustics and molded plastic...

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14:16
Tips: Apple Watch Series 2's 'Wake Screen...

The newly released Apple Watch Series 2 boasts a unique feature that allows users to check the time in a more subtle way, without distracting people nearby, via the Digital Crown. Here's how to use it.

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13:56
Grammar Snob stickers for iMessage are ready to ruin...

Apple added support for third-party apps right in iMessage as part of the iOS 10 release, and thus far the obvious use for this feature has been stickers. Everyone loves slapping stickers in their messaging apps. But, lest we forget, iMessage is prim...

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13:51
Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones may have range up to...

The Class 1 Bluetooth in Apple's new Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones are providing extreme range, in some cases beyond what the Class 1 specification actually calls for, according to user anecdotes.

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13:34
House committee: Snowden is a 'serial...

The US House of Representatives' intelligence committee just releasing a statement condemning Edward Snowden and recommending he be extradited to face justice. After two years spent reviewing the 1.5 million documents Snowden stole and interviewing e...

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13:18
Cyberattacks on Athletes May Be Russian Distraction...


Confidential information about international athletes surfaced on the Internet Wednesday -- the second such exposure this week. Russian hackers allegedly stole from the World Anti-Doping Agency confidential data on medical drug exemptions given to 25 athletes from eight countries. Information about four athletes appeared online earlier in the week. A group of Russian hackers used phishing techniques to compromise the credentials of the athlete who blew the whistle on a state-sponsored doping scheme in Russia, WADA said.

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13:15
Dyson Supersonic hair dryer solves many of my mane...

My nightly getting-ready-for-bed ritual takes an excruciating hour or so. (I know, so high-maintenance ... ugh!) Most of that is spent blow drying my thick, long hair. So when Dyson promised it could significantly cut my drying time (perhaps in half,...

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13:00
The Public Access Weekly: Fairies wear boots

Last night I stayed up way, way past my bedtime to catch Black Sabbath play Oakland and I have to tell you: Catch that tour if you're a fan. That was by far the most metal experience of my life, and the 15+ minute drum solo was unbelievable. So, wh...

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12:50
The best Lightning & wireless Bluetooth...

With the new iPhones losing the headphone jack, there are a few options for connecting your old 3.5mm headphones to an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus. Apple is giving all new iPhone 7 customers a pair of Lightning EarPods and a Lightning to 3.5mm headphone adapter in the box, but those might not be ideal solutions for your personal setup. And if you plan on charging and listening at the same time, you need a Lightning dock with audio output or other adapter to get the job done.

We already recommended our top picks for wireless headphones, now we give you our roundup of the best Lightning and Bluetooth headphone adapter and dock accessories for audio on the iPhone 7.   more…

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12:39
First look: Apple Watch Series 2 Sport with GPS, S2...

Though the new Apple Watch Series 2 looks largely the same as its predecessor, there are a number of subtle improvements to the hardware beyond the addition of GPS and a brighter screen. AppleInsider offers a first look at the newly released wearable.

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11:45
Cool feature of iOS 10: Voicemail transcription (...

One thing that is always a lot of fun just after the release of a new operating system version is when you find features that you either didn't know about or had completely forgotten about. That happened to me today when I received a phone call from an unknown number and promptly ignored it (my usual practice). The caller left a voicemail message, and when I went to listen to it on my iPhone I found that it had been transcribed into text (see image at right).

As you can see, the transcription is far from perfect; for example, the "put it on a company that is Lisa" was actually "put it on a company Visa", and the entire thing seems to be one big run-on sentence. My Comcast landline does transcriptions, and at this point it's equally as silly sometimes. But at least Apple has the courtesy to show that a) It's a "transcription beta" and b) ask for feedback so they can improve the transcription accuracy.

Tap on "useful" or "not useful" at the bottom of the transcription,...

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11:40
Inside iOS 10: New 'Bedtime' feature helps...

As part of a greater focus on user health, Apple has introduced new alarms in iOS 10 for sleep, reminding users when to go to bed for a full night of rest, and also keeping track of their sleeping habits.

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11:37
iPhone 7 Plus may be outselling its smaller sibling

Preliminary data from U.S. sales of Apple’s newest iPhones suggested that the larger 7 Plus was outselling the smaller 7, which would be a first, a market research firm said today.

Of the iPhone 7 online preorders tracked by Slice Intelligence during the initial 48 hours of availability, 55 percent were for the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus. The remaining 45 percent were for the 4.7-inch iPhone 7. That was the first-ever flip to the Plus size in the three annual cycles since Apple offered a big-screen iPhone in 2014.

According to Slice, U.S. buyers of the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus two years ago leaned toward the smaller and cheaper model, in a split of 65 percent to 35 percent. The gap narrowed last year with the 6S and 6S Plus, when the smaller iPhone 6S accounted for 59 percent of the total, and the 6S Plus with 41 percent.

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11:36
Rumor: more iPhone 7s may be available Saturday...

Some others that reserved a new iPhone through Apple's Reserve and Pick Up or iPhone Upgrade Program were told their order could not be fulfilled today and forced to walk away from their Apple retail store empty handed. We may have a bit of good news if you’re among them.

A source, who asked to remain anonymous, said that those who pre-ordered iPhones and couldn't get their hands on one today should check again at 8 a.m. Saturday morning. The source didn’t know how many extra iPhones might arrive tomorrow, or what models or colors they were (but you can pretty much bet there’ll be no jet black editions among them).

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11:26
HomeKit remote access and automation no longer works...

iOS 10 includes a pre-installed Home app from Apple that lets you easily set up and manage smart accessories and automation, which previously required using third-party apps from various developers. There is one important drawback for HomeKit users on iOS 10: you can no longer use the third-generation Apple TV as a hub for automation or remote access.

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11:14
FBI sued to divulge info on San Bernardino iPhone 5c...

A trio of journalistic establishments have filed a freedom of information lawsuit, attempting to compel the FBI to divulge information about the hack it purchased to break into the San Bernardino shooters' iPhone 5c.

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11:13
iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Survive Hot Coffee, Soda, and...

With the launch of a new iPhone comes an inevitable collection of videos that put the device to its limits to see how well it stands up against Apple's durability claims. Earlier today, YouTube channel JerryRigEverything put the iPhone 7 under a few intense scratch and bend tests, and now a few more videos have emerged online, mainly focusing on the new iPhone's IP67 water resistance.

This water resistance means the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are able to withstand 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes, making the iPhone easily resistant to splashes and quick, accidental submersion, but not much else. In one waterproofing test from Infohut, basic shallow submersion of an iPhone 7 Plus in a glass of water proved that it kept receiving phone calls, texts,...

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11:07
Patent trollin’: A Texas jury awards Acacia a $22.1...

Apple must pay a subsidiary of Acacia Research Corp, a patent licensing company (some would say, “patent troll”), $22.1 million after a federal jury in Tyler, Texas, found that it had willfully infringed a cellular network-related patent, reports Reuters.

The jury also said that Apple didn’t prove that the patent was invalid. A finding of willfulness allows the presiding judge, U.S. Magistrate Judge Nicole Mitchell, to boost damages by up to three times, at her discretion.

This seems a bit strange to me. Last August US Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal denied Acacia and its Adaptix subsidiary’s attempts to relaunch suits against cellphone manufacturers Apple, Sony and Amazon, among others.

Acacia and Adaptix were denied further suits over new products launched by the companies using the same technology. The judge said it must be satisfied with existing lawsuit results and patent...

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10:58
Acorn 5.5.2 - Bitmap image editor.

Acorn is a new image editor built with one goal in mind - simplicity. Fast, easy, and fluid, Acorn provides the options you'll need without any overhead. Acorn feels right, and won't drain your bank account.

  • Take screenshots using Acorn and edit them right away.
  • Chain together image filters to create stunning effects.
  • Layer based image editing, an industry standard.
  • Make new images and layers using your built-in iSight.
  • Easy image and canvas resizing, just by changing the size of your window.
  • Take advantage of every pixel of your monitor with full screen image editing.
  • Tablet sensitive for pressure strokes and using the tablet's eraser.
  • Vector shape and text layers.
  • Freeform, elliptical, rectangular, and magic wand selections.
  • Gradients.
  • Create and apply custom text styles.
  • Control opacity and blending modes for each layer.
  • Write plugins using...
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10:57
iFixIt tears down the Apple Watch Series 2

The gang at iFixIt, who tears apart tech products so you don’t have to, has completed its teardown of the Apple Watch Series 2. They say that, or the most part, the Series 2 is a typical second revision Apple device: it looks almost exactly the same on the outside, but it’s super refined and a bit easier to work with on the inside. 

The old standard S1 System-in-Package processing unit got upgraded to the S2, and in the process was flipped completely over. Now all of those pesky soldered connections are actually on the same side of the board as the things they connect to. iFixIt says that eplacing many components will still require micro-soldering, but will not require removing everything from the inside of the watch first.

Apple Watch Series 2 teardown highlights:

What makes the Series 2 so water resistant? Better, stronger adhesive. A whole lot of gaskets and o-rings. And a speaker equipped...

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10:56
Apple loses $22.1 million case against patent firm...

Apple will have to pay a patent holding firm called Acacia a penalty of $22 million, a federal jury in East Texas decided this week. The issue is over a patent dispute, which is all to common for Apple, regarding cellular network technology.

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10:54
Conan pokes fun at Apple’s new wireless AirPods

Before you start taking anything too seriously on this, another iPhone launch day, the killer writers over at Conan came up with this to poke fun at the new AirPods, Apple’s new wireless headphones.

The results speak for themselves.

A brief warning, some of the language isn’t entirely safe for work, so you may want to have your own wired or wireless headphones in before you fire up the video.

As always, please let us know what you think of the new AirPods in the comments.

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10:13
Patent holder Acacia wins $22.1M judgement against...

A federal jury has ruled in favor of Acacia Research, awarding a subsidiary of the patent licensing firm $22.1 million in damages from Apple for the latter's violation of a cellular networking patent.

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10:12
Twitter 4.2.1 - Official Twitter client for Mac (was...

Twitter (was Tweetie) is a Twitter client with a variety of features.

Important Note: As of January 2011, AteBit's Tweetie application has been acquired and renamed by Twitter. Version 1.2.8 of the original Tweetie application is available above as an alternate download.

Features

  • Conversations: Double click on a tweet to view not only that tweet, but the entire conversation history leading up to that tweet. Never lose track of a conversation again.
  • Easy Compose: Independent compose windows stay out of your way until you need them. Have as many open at a time as you'd like while you compose your thoughts. Everything has a keyboard shortcut, (Command-Enter will send a tweet).
  • Easy Search Trends: See what's hot on Twitter right now, then search for the most recent tweets on those popular topics with a single click.
  • Easy Threaded DM's: Have a real private conversation over Twitter with your Direct...
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09:43
Launch Day Reaction Mixed as iPhone 7 Shipping...

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus launch fever has officially reached the U.S. and Canada, with the first pre-order deliveries and in-store availability beginning around 8:00 a.m. from coast to coast. Despite limited to no iPhone 7 Plus or iPhone 7 in Jet Black stock, long queues have still formed at many Apple retail stores in both countries.

Apple Eaton Centre in Toronto, for example, still had hundreds of people waiting in line, with separate queues for those with reservations and walk-in customers. Local news reporters said the iPhone 7 Plus was initially available, despite Apple's statement otherwise, but stock had depleted before 9:00 a.m. local time.

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09:37
Deals: $400 off 15" MacBook Pro; 30% off...

Shoppers can pick up a 15" MacBook Pro for $1,599.99 on eBay this week. Or snap up a ZeroLemon iPhone 7 Battery Case for $69.99. A lifetime iOS and Xcode developer training subscription is also $79.

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09:32
Qualcomm's 'Clear Sight' to Assist...

In short, it doesn't take a genius to figure out that the iPhone 7 Plus model's bright 1080p display and new dual lens camera have struck a chord with Apple fans. But it has also struck fear into a number of Android OEM's who will no doubt be scrambling to now match Apple's new camera feature including Samsung, the great 'fast follower.' This week Qualcomm sent a message out to Android OEM's to say that they have the solution to assist them compete with the new iPhone 7 Plus dual lens camera system.

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 27” 5K iMac $1,680, 15” Retina...

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.

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09:24
iPhone 7 teardowns: Big Taptic Engine, Intel modems...

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    The iPhone 7 Plus, exploded.

    iFixit

It's iPhone release day, and while people around the world wait impatiently by their windows for the delivery truck or in line at Apple Stores, the iPhone teardown cottage industry has been ripping the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus apart to see how they tick.

iFixit's is still the teardown of record, though as of this writing it...

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09:20
Typhoon Meranti affected shipments of iPhone 7/7 Plus

Typhoon Meranti has been wreaking havoc in Asia, killing at least 11 people with others reported missing. It's the strongest typhoon to hit in many years, and widespread flooding is now hitting parts of China. The storm has also affected deliveries of the new iPhone 7. 

Several Apple World Today readers noticed that the shipping data for iPhones showed the following message on September 14:

The delivery date was still estimated for September 16 as of yesterday. This morning, UPS tracking information showed that the delay in arriving in the US would postpone delivery until tomorrow:

Visible in the tracking information for this iPhone 7 Plus is a note for Taoyuan, Taiwan -- that's the airport serving Taipei. News reports show that operations at Taoyuan were canceled on the 14th as the typhoon, which at that point was classified as a "super typhoon" with winds over 150 mph, slammed into the island. 

If any other Apple World Today readers have seen a delay...

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09:20
News: iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: Unboxing +...

Apple’s newest iPhones have arrived, and we’ve posted unboxing photos of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, both seen here in rose gold. We’ve also included some pictures comparing the new phones to the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, and iPhone SE. Our independent, comprehensive review of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be published on Monday....

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09:18
iOS 10 Home app can't use third-gen Apple TV as...

After users upgrade devices to iOS 10, they are no longer able to utilize a third generation Apple TV as a HomeKit hub for remote access of home automation gear.

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09:00
Office 365 news roundup

Integration and interoperability are two ideas we spend a lot of time thinking about and working on at Microsoft. Together, they add up to one essential outcome: providing a seamless, unified user experience across multiple applications, platforms and devices. That’s something we are committed to offering you and our other customers with every new Office 365 feature, update and improvement.

We recently announced the pre-release of Visio Online and Visio on iPad, which will enable cross-platform consumption of Visio diagrams and empower more people to create, collaborate and communicate visually. We also introduced a number of key updates to Visio Pro...

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09:00
The art of words—what JFK can teach us about speech...

Today’s post was written by John Evans, lecturer at Stanford University.

As a congressman and senator, and later as the president of the United States, John F. Kennedy kept a coconut on his desk. The coconut was old and dried. Etched across its husk was a simple message: “11 Alive. Need Small Boat.” “11” was a designation for Kennedy’s patrol boat, which he commanded in the Pacific during World War II. One night, after the patrol boat was rammed and sunk by a Japanese destroyer, killing two of his crewmembers, Kennedy had risked life and limb to take his crew to safety on a nearby island, where, lacking pen and paper, Kennedy had improvised a distress signal, the coconut. Kennedy eventually flagged down a local fishing boat and gave them a coconut, which they took to a nearby Allied naval base. For his cunning and valor, Kennedy received the Navy Marine Corps Medal and the Purple Heart, two distinguished war decorations. But what Kennedy displayed for the rest of...

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08:55
iPhone 7 Plus teardown reveals what Apple did with...

Apple’s latest round of iPhones have received some criticism as being merely an incremental upgrade, but that hasn’t stopped the iPhone 7 Plus from completely selling out before it hit store shelves. If you weren’t able to grab the iPhone 7 Plus this weekend, you can still experience the device vicariously through the latest teardown from iFixit.

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08:53
Apple stops returns & exchanges for retail...

In parallel with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus launching in Hong Kong, Apple has simultaneously halted all returns and exchanges for Apple and Beats products bought at the company's local retail stores.

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08:38
News: iFixit iPhone 7 Plus teardown reveals...

iFixit has posted its complete teardown of the iPhone 7 Plus. As usual, the report confirms some specs and reveals a few new things. The dimensions of the new device are identical to those of the iPhone 6s Plus, although the report confirms that it’s slightly lighter than its predecessor. A1785 is the new model for the iPhone 7 Plus. The report also confirms that the headphone jack removal did indeed make room for the new Taptic engine, as Apple…

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08:29
Episode 108 with Chakkaradeep Chinnakonda Chandran...

In episode 108 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Andrew Coates talks with Microsoft Program Manager Chakkaradeep Chinnakonda Chandran about the SharePoint Framework and SharePoint WebHooks.

http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP108_SPFxWebHooksChaks.mp3
Download the podcast.

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08:02
Target, Best Buy hamstrung by Apple Watch, iPhone 7...

Brick and mortar retailers Target and Best Buy have apparently not been given enough inventory to fulfill all pre-orders, and are emailing customers informing them that Apple Watch Series 2 orders won't be shipped by the promised date.

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07:48
Keyboard Maestro 7.3

Adds a number of refinements for the powerful automation and clipboard utility. ($36 new, free update, 19.6 MB)

 

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07:40
Apple Japan Unit Ordered To Pay $118M Tax For...

Apple's unit in Japan was ordered to pay 12 billion yen, or $118 million tax by local authorities after they determined it had underreported income. Apple has since reportedly paid the sum. From a Reuters report: The Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau determined that the unit, which sends part of its profits earned from fees paid by Japan subscribers to another Apple unit in Ireland to pay for software licensing, had not been paying a withholding tax on those earnings in Japan, according to broadcaster NHK. Apple and other multinational companies have come under much tax scrutiny from governments around the world. The European Union has ordered Apple to pay Ireland 13 billion euros ($14.6 billion) in back taxes after ruling it had received illegal state aid. Apple and Dublin plan to appeal the ruling, arguing the tax treatment was in line with EU law.

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07:37
AirBeamTV launches wireless Mac screen mirroring to...

AirBeamTV has announced Mirror for LG TV 1.0.0 for Mac OS X (10.10 and higher), the latest in a family of screen mirroring apps. It lets you wirelessly mirror the screen of a Mac directly on any LG Smart TV without the need for any additional hardware. 

Users can even choose whether they would like the audio from their Mac to be transferred to the TV as well. Mirror for LG TV 1.0.0 costs $9.99 and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store. Users who would like to test Mirror for LG TV to see if their TV is supported and their local network is fast enough, can download a free two-minute trial version from the product website.

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07:34
AirBeamTV launches wireless Mac screen mirroring to...

AirBeamTV has announced Mirror for LG TV 1.0.0 for Mac OS X (10.10 and higher), the latest in a family of screen mirroring apps. It lets you wirelessly mirror the screen of a Mac directly on any LG Smart TV without the need for any additional hardware.

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07:30
Why Russian Hackers Are Doing the US a Favor


Colin Powell's hacked email once again showcases that what people in office tell us and what they actually think are two very different things. Politicians work for us -- we are supposedly their employers. Yet we seem to know far less about what they do and think than what we need to know in order to vote intelligently. Powell's comments are actually far more damaging to Clinton than Trump, because he knows and has worked with Clinton and refers to her as a friend. Clearly, if it were it up to him, neither of them should be elected president.

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07:28
iFixIt offers a teardown of the iPhone 7 Plus

The gang at iFixIt, which tears apart tech products so you don’t have to, has completed its teardown of the iPhone 7 Plus. There’s been a lot of buzz about the waterproofiness of the 7 Plus, so they took a look at what contributes to that stellar IP67 rating. 

“A new set of super-sticky adhesive strips keeps the display tightly adhered to the frame,” says iFixIt. “Tons of rubber seals surround points of ingress, like the mute switch and SIM tray. There are also tight seals and fine mesh decking the dual speaker grilles. The mechanical home button has been replaced by a solid state touch sensor, and the phone’s ‘real’ buttons are gasketed to the gills.”

Other highlights of the teardown:

  • The battery is rated at 3.82 V and 2900 mAh, for a total of 11.1 Wh, a slight upgrade over the 10.45 Wh (3.8 V, 2750 mAh) of the 6s Plus, and on par with the 11.1 Wh, 2915 mAh cell found in...
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07:21
Chipworks iPhone 7 Teardown Confirms Intel's...

In May Patently Apple posted a report titled "Intel has Reportedly Won Apple's Modem Chip Business for the iPhone 7." Now a Chipworks teardown of the iPhone 7 show us the extent of Intel's win.

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07:04
Apple surveying users about the headphone jack on...

Juli Clover, writing for MacRumors:

In recent weeks, Apple has been sending out surveys to users asking about MacBook Pro features, most notably the headphone jack. A survey question shared by MacRumors reader Blake asks “Do you ever use the headphone port on your MacBook Pro with Retina display?”

There are several other reports on Twitter from users who have been asked similar questions about the headphone jack, suggesting Apple is exploring the removal of the headphone jack in a future version of the MacBook Pro.

If there is a MacBook Pro update coming this year, I suspect it will have a headphone jack. This sort of market research would typically be done during the design phase, not in preparation for product rollout. I suspect the headphone jack will, ultimately, go away, as wireless becomes the standard. On the iPhone 7, waterproofing and case real estate are often quoted as two driving reasons for the removal of the headphone jack. Neither of these is a...

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07:03
Comment: This is why Apple was right to hold back on...

It was yesterday suggested that Apple may be partnering with Energous, developer of a wireless charging technology known as WattApp. The company later issued a statement downplaying the evidence for the partnership, but – notably – without actually denying it.

Either way, it seems pretty clear by now that Apple is indeed waiting for either this or some similar long-distance wireless charging tech, and it is absolutely right to do so.

When I wrote a wish-list for the iPhone 7 back in November of last year, there were five items on it. Apple delivered three of them. But a number of you wondered why wireless charging wasn’t on my list, and I wrote a...

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07:03
iPhone 7 teardown confirms Intel modem in AT&T,...

A pair of teardowns have confirmed speculation that Apple used multiple vendors for cellular modems in the iPhone 7 family, with an Intel-made wireless modem found in a model for AT&T and T-Mobile.

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06:56
iPhone 7 Teardown Reveals 'Incredibly Thin...

While iFixit was busy tearing down the iPhone 7 Plus, the experts at Chipworks opened up an iPhone 7 to take a close look at the chips included on the device's logic board.

The new A10 Fusion chip at the heart of the iPhone 7 is the most significant feature to be examined, with Chipworks noting the chip is indeed manufactured by TSMC with a die size of roughly 125 square millimeters. The iPhone 7 is also confirmed to include 2 GB of memory, compared to the 3 GB found on the iPhone 7 Plus.

The A10 is also extremely thin, due in large part to the InFO packaging technique used by TSMC which was seen as a major factor in TSMC winning exclusivity for A10 production.[...

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06:54
How to add an app to your Apple Watch dock

The dock is new to watchOS 3. This lays out the process of adding apps to the dock. Pretty simple, but worth walking through the process. Removal is just as easy – click the “-” instead of the “+”.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:49
100+ new iPhone and iPad features in iOS 10

This is a monster of a post, with a wealth of detail, lots of images and embedded videos. I’m bookmarking this one (I already made my way through it) so I can search it later. Well done.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:44
MathWorks announces release 2016b of the MATLAB,...

MathWorks (www.mathworks.com) has introduced Release 2016b (R2016b) with new capabilities that simplify working with big data in MATLAB.

Engineers and scientists can now more easily work with data too big to fit in memory. R2016b also includes additional features in Simulink; a new product, Risk Management Toolbox; and updates and bug fixes to 83 other products.

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06:42
Worldwide WLAN Market sees robust growth in quarter...

The combined consumer and enterprise worldwide wireless local area network (WLAN) market segments increased 6.7% year over year in the second quarter of 2016 (2Q16), and increased 6.7% on a sequential basis.

According to new data from the IDC research group (www.idc.com), the enterprise segment grew 9.4% year over year in 2Q16, representing its strongest growth in over two years. The sustained growth observed so far in 2016 can be attributed to refresh cycles and the funding of digital transformation initiatives in many enterprises.

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06:35
iPhone 7 worldwide launch day

CNET covers Apple’s iPhone 7 launch at various locations around the world. Even with the news that there would be no iPhone 7 Plus and no iPhone 7’s in Jet Black, there were still plenty of people in line, perhaps hoping against hope that those shortage announcements were not true.

As to the shortages, there seems to be two complementary explanations: One is due to the extra time required to achieve the jet black finish using a technique Jony Ive refers to as “rotational 3D polishing.”

The second issue is apparent supply chain constraints for the iPhone 7 Plus dual camera, which requires more precision and calibration during assembly.

∞ Read this on The Loop...

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06:32
The iPhone 7 Rolls Out Today: Oh the Joy!

Today's the day the iPhone 7 rolls out and like always, Apple fans from around the world joined in this tradition of standing in lines to get their hands on the latest and greatest iPhone to date first. And as always, ...

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06:31
Apple's iPhone 7 & 7 Plus survive early...

With the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus already out in many parts of the world, people are beginning to subject Apple's phones to numerous stress tests, including drop and water tests that, at least in some early cases, the products are passing.

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06:30
Researcher proves that approach rejected by FBI...

When the FBI was still demanding Apple’s help to access a work iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino killers, security firm Trail of Bits wrote a blog post claiming that the phone could be accessed without Apple’s assistance. A Cambridge University researcher has now successfully demonstrated that the method proposed would have worked.

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06:30
Pics and videos from Apple Green Hills retail store...

The new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus go on sale at Apple stores and carrier retail locations in more than 25 countries today, with prices starting at $649. With strong handset pre-orders, Apple shares have so far gained 12% in what could be their best week since October 2011.

Apple World Today contributor Jennifer Sellers was in line at the Apple Green Hills retail store in Nashville, Tennessee, and sent us these pics of the folks in line for new smartphones and smartwatches. She's also filming videos, which are coming soon.

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06:21
∞ Waterproof testing the iPhone 7 with water, Fanta...

[VIDEO] This remarkable video from the InfoHut YouTube channel shows an iPhone 7 Plus submerged in various liquids, then opened up to check for any water inside the case.

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06:19
Recommended Reading: ‘The CS Detective’

In “The CS Detective” (http://tinyurl.com/hx44nbg) Google engineer and author Jeremy Kubica introduces readers to the algorithms that power computer science by putting his own twist on a classic detective story.

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06:15
Maxprog releases MaxBulk Mailer 8.5.5 for Mac OS X

Maxprog (www.maxprog.com) has announced MaxBulk Mailer 8.5.5, an update to their bulk email software and internet marketing tool for Mac OS X and Windows.

MaxBulk Mailer supports plain text, HTML and rich text formats, including optional plain text alternative and attachments. It includes document and contact management, support for multiple lists and remote lists, multiple accounts with POP and ESMTP authentication, and much more. Version 8.5.5 offers new features and improvements.

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06:14
Apple Watch Series 2 teardown reveals secret to...

iFixit didn’t waste any time on a teardown of the iPhone 7 Plus, and has now done the same with the new Apple Watch Series 2.

The main discovery is a much higher-capacity battery. The 273mAh battery offers almost a third more capacity than the 205mAh one in the first-gen Watch. However, all that extra power doesn’t extend the battery-life of the device – it’s rated for the same 18 hours as the original – it instead powers the built-in GPS and much brighter screen.

iFixit also identified what seems to be the main secret to the greatly-improved waterproofing of the Series 2 …

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06:09
Slice Intelligence: the iPhone 7 Plus model is the...

Data from Slice Intelligence says the first online sales figures (from its database of over four million shoppers) and reports from early shoppers shows the iPhone 7 Plus is more popular than the iPhone 7. 

Among those preordering the iPhone 7, in the first 48 hours of availability, 55% ordered the Plus model. By comparison, over half of the iPhone orders of the 6 and 6s were for the regular model during the first two days of availability. 

Those who re-ordered the iPhone 7 tend to be “Apple loyalists,” says Slice Intelligence. Fifty-five percent of iPhone 7 buyers purchased an iPhone online in the past two years. The research group also observed that the iPhone upgrade cycle is ticking up: only 34% of iPhone 7 buyers hadn’t purchased a phone online since 2014, versus 40% of 6s buyers. While there have been explosive reports about the Galaxy Note 7, only 2% of these shoppers bought a Samsung phone in the...

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06:09
Apple fans line up worldwide for iPhone 7, iPhone 7...

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus rolled out to 28 regions around the world on Friday, and was anxiously awaited by crowds picking up pre-orders, with others disregarding Apple's warnings of low stock.

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06:04
Apple II, ProDOS emulator on your Mac

Ever play with an Apple II? ProDOS? Then you’ll want to check this for yourself.

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06:02
Apple’s iTunes unit in Japan pays about $118 million...

Apple’s iTunes unit in Japan was ordered to pay some 12 billion yen (about $118 million) in tax by local authorities after underreporting income, reports Reuters. It’s been paid.

The Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau determined that the unit, which sends part of its profits earned from fees paid by Japan subscribers to another Apple unit in Ireland to pay for software licensing, had not been paying a withholding tax on those earnings in Japan, according to broadcaster NHK.

This is the second time in recent days Apple has been dinged in Japan. A report by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) — as noted by Nikkei — says Apple and Google engage in practices that undermine competition in the smartphone app market by making the most of their...

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06:00
The Week in iOS Apps: Apps for iOS 10

Ten forward

This week’s roundup includes a batch of apps that have been revamped to take advantage of new features in iOS 10. Read on!

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

The in-app camera in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (free, iPhone only) now supports the DNG format, Adobe’s raw-source format “that gives you maximum image quality and the greatest amount of editing flexibility.” To use the format, though, you’ll need iOS 10 and a device with a 10-megapixel camera.

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06:00
Apple Is Still Ignoring One of the Biggest iPhone...

Jason Koebler, writing for Motherboard: As Apple is preparing to ship its brand new iPhone, the company continues to ignore one of the biggest hardware defects to ever plague its smartphone line. Just two years after it was released, the touchscreens of thousands upon thousands of iPhone 6 Pluses are completely losing their functionality under normal use, which experts say is the long-term effect of the engineering flaw that gave us "bendgate." By most accounts, dead touchscreens have become an iPhone 6 Plus epidemic, and yet the company has not commented on it, leaving consumers uninformed and harming independent repair businesses. In many cases, Apple has charged hundreds of dollars to replace a broken phone with a refurbished one that is subject to the same engineering defect that caused the phone to break in the first place. A lawsuit has been filed against Apple, claiming the company "has long been aware of the defective iPhones," but continues to do nothing about it. "...

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Uiee Portable Battery & Wall...

Today in iLounge Deals, we’re offering the Uiee Portable Battery & Wall Charger for only $21.99 — that’s 26% off the regular price. This ultra-small charger is portable enough to take with you just about anywhere for those times when you need to get juiced up on the go. The coiled charging cable, collapsable prongs made it extremely compact, while an internal battery gives you a quick jolt of power when you’re away from an…

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05:57
iPhone 7 waterproof tests: submerged in water, hot...

Subject to availability, the world is getting their hands on their brand new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus units today. This includes the fleet of YouTube accounts who buy phones just to destroy them … there are now dozens of iPhone 7 waterproofing tests ready to watch.

Apple only promises the iPhone 7 can withstand 1 meter of submersion – all the test iPhones in the YouTube videos we’ve seen easily exceed its advertised waterproofness rating. The video from infohut, embedded below, subjects the iPhone 7 in water, fizzy orange and coffee. The iPhone 7 survives in perfect working order; the video then takes the phone apart to show that no liquid residue at all breached the chassis.

Watch the video after the jump …

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05:55
XQ: The Super School Project of Laurene Powell Jobs...

The XQ: The Super School Project of Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, is placing $10 million bets on 10 high schools over the next five years designed to spark experimentation nationwide, reports USA TODAY. Powell Jobs will be in Washington on Wednesday evening to unveil the 10 lucky schools funded through her charity, The Emerson Collective.

On the XQ home page it states: “We’ve gone from the Model T to the Tesla and from the switchboard to the smartphone. Yet high school has remained frozen in time.”

In an interview with USA TODAY, Powell Jobs said she was “humbled” by the response to the competition, which received about 700 applications. She and others spent a year working with 348 teams in...

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05:47
Video: Samsung's U.S. President Apologizes for...

Tim Baxter, President & COO of Samsung Electronics America, addresses Samsung’s exchange program and formal U.S. voluntary recall of the Galaxy Note7 ...

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05:35
∞ “Even if you uninstall Google Maps, Google Play’s...

Mustafa Al-Bassam tweets:

Yesterday I almost had a heart attack when I entered McDonald’s and I had a notification on my phone asking me to install their app.

And:

It seems that with the latest versions of Android, Google Maps is on 24/7, waiting to send you notifications, with no way to disable it.

And:

Even if you uninstall Google Maps, Google Play’s background service is tracking your location 24/7.

As proof, that last tweet includes some screen shots with the details.

Is this a bug? Intentional? Is this info saved on your phone? Does your location data ever leave your phone, headed for Google’s servers?

On the flip side, Apple exposes Location Services with a switch in Settings > Privacy > Location Services. That switch controls location data for my iOS device and...

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05:23
Camera app makers tap into RAW power with iOS, and...

iOS 10 finally turns the iPhone into a real camera. Before you get the pitchforks and torches out, let me explain: it’s the first release that gives iPhone owners access to the same rich, deep information that standalone cameras have offered for years via unprocessed RAW images and, in some cases, wide-gamut color. Many photographers prefer to shoot in RAW and use editing programs like Lightroom to “develop” a photo with the white balance and exposure balance they prefer. And, seemingly uniquely in iOS, Apple only allows effective access to its image sensor data through third-party camera apps—it’s like throwing RAW meat (sorry) to app developers.

Broadly speaking, capturing RAW data and retaining and displaying wide-color gamut image data for in-phone editing expands an iPhone (and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro) from a high-quality snapshot camera that can be pushed to the limit with often remarkable results, to a fully professional image-capture and editing system that, when...

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05:15
Apple begins surveying users as to headphone jack,...

The 3.5 millimeter headphone jack on the Retina display MacBook Pro could be next on the chopping block.

A number of users have reported Apple asking “Do you ever use the headphone port on your MacBook Pro with Retina display?”

There are several other reports on Twitter from users who have been asked similar questions about the headphone jack, suggesting Apple is exploring the removal of the headphone jack in a future version of the MacBook Pro. Apple has eliminated the headphone jack from the iPhone and may apply the change to other products.

Apple is apparently also asking users as to battery life and other ports, including the SD card slot.

Based on a leaked MacBook Pro shell, the upcoming MacBook Pro will include four USB-C ports and a...

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05:15
iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 Launch Around the...

As the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 go on sale around the world today, Apple has begun collecting photos from Apple retail locations and shared them on its website. This morning, CEO Tim Cook tweeted the short blog post, depicting customers excitedly purchasing the new devices at Apple locations across the globe.

It’s time! #iPhone7 and #AppleWatchSeries2 are here!https://t.co/n3vKSVWBfy

— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) September 16, 2016...

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05:08
AppleInsider podcast talks iOS 10, iPhone 7 stock at...

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil Hughes tells Victor Marks about the latest iOS, iPhone 7 supply shortage, headphones (Bluetooth and otherwise), and more.

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05:00
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission institutes...

As embarrassing as some of Apple’s battery-based snafus have been, the feds never announced a recall of these units.

On Thursday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission officially announced a recall of Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 smartphones following reports of the phone’s batteries exploding.

The program applies to devices purchased before September 15 — approximately 1 million of them, the CPSC said.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission offered the following comment:

“The lithium-ion battery in the Galaxy Note7 smartphones can overheat and catch fire, posing a serious burn hazard to consumers.”

Samsung has apparently received 92 report of batteries overheating in the U.S., with 55 reports of property damage and 25 reports of...

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05:00
Sony Kicks The Last Guardian Down the Road Again


The first wave of previews for SIE's long-in-development video game epic The Last Guardian appeared following a demo at the Tokyo Game Show earlier this week, and reactions were mixed. Much of the coverage of this PS4 game, first announced at E3 in 2007, has focused on its long development process and delays. It originally was to be a follow-up to Fumito Ueda's Shadow of the Colossus, but after years of development twists and turns that resulted in nothing more than vaporware, it seemed possible the title never would be released.

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04:54
A Slice of New Data Shows the Black iPhone 7 Plus is...

Slice Intelligence is a company led by a team of measurement industry executives. They obtain raw data from e-receipts – not a browser, app or software installed by the end-user – so its measurement reflects comprehensive shopping behavior across multiple devices. Apple's iPhone 7 pre-orders are a classic example of where their data reveals some interesting early trends that are developing.

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04:48
Tests show matte black iPhone 7 resists key...

While Apple has warned that the high-gloss surface of the Jet Black iPhone 7 is easily scratched, we’ve heard nothing yet about the scratch-resistance of the matte black finish. YouTuber JerryRigEverything set out to correct that by putting an iPhone through a series of torture tests.

The tests revealed a mix of good news and bad. All four surfaces tested – back, screen, Home key and camera lens – resisted scratches from both coins and keys, suggesting that the iPhone should be reasonably safe in a pocket. Not that we’d recommend conducting your own practical tests.

But scratch tests of the camera lens raised questions about Apple’s claims for the device …

more…

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04:41
Microsoft Office 2016 15.26 - Popular productivity...

Microsoft Office 2016 - Unmistakably Office, designed for Mac.

The new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote provide the best of both worlds for Mac users - the familiar Office experience paired with the best of Mac. If you already use Office on a PC or iPad, you will find yourself right at home in Office 2016 for Mac. It works the way you expect, with the familiar ribbon interface and powerful task panes. Mac users will appreciate the modernized Office experience and the integration of Mac capabilities like Full Screen view and Multi-TouchTM gestures. With full Retina display support, your Office documents look sharper and more vibrant than ever.

Office for Mac is cloud-connected, so you can quickly get to the documents you’ve recently used on other devices and pick up where you left off. New, built-in document sharing tools make it easy to invite teammates to work on a document together. When sharing documents, you won’t have to...

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04:30
How to ‘Find My Car’ with iOS 10

Do you often forget where your parked your car in the mall parking lot? If you’ve got an iPhone running iOS 10, no problem.

Well, it’s no problem if you have a connection to your car’s Bluetooth or CarPlay stereo. If you do, Siri automatically detects when you’re driving and drops a pin at the location you stop, so you can easily find it later. When you leave the car, your iPhone will show you a notification to tell you that the Maps app has dropped a pin where you parked. You can tap that notification to get more information. There’s also an “Edit location” button in case the Maps app got the location wrong.

The Find My Car feature is enabled by default in iOS 10. If you want to turn it off, go to the Setting app, then go to the Maps preferences, and toggle it off.

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04:13
iPhone 7 Plus outselling regular iPhone 7 – first...

Pre-order data shows that more people have ordered the iPhone 7 Plus than the smaller 4.7-inch model. It’s the first time that the larger model has proven more popular than the regular one, with the dual camera the most likely explanation.

Apple never reveals the breakdown of iPhone models ordered, but Slice Intelligence has a huge panel of U.S. shoppers who agree to allow the company to roboscan their emails for purchase receipts and report the data. Analysis of almost 32,000 pre-order receipt emails reveals that the breakdown was 55% Plus, 45% regular. This contrasts with just 35% ordering the iPhone 6 Plus and 41% opting for the 6s Plus.

The company also collected data on...

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04:00
Daily Deal: 30% off the ZeroLemon iPhone 7 Slim...

Do you have an iPhone 7 arriving today or are you standing in line at the Apple Store buying one? To get both protection and more power for your new baby, take a look at this bargain in the Apple World Today Deals Shop. We're introducing the ZeroLemon iPhone 7 Slim Juicer 4000 mAh battery case for just $69.99, 30% off of the usual $99.99 price tag. 

While other manufacturers may take a while to get their iPhone 7 battery cases to market, ZeroLemon is ready to go with a protective battery case that can add 140% more power to your new iPhone:

  • Adds 14 hours of talk time or 10 hours of web browsing time
  • Syncs to charging cable or computer w/o having to remove the case
  • ...
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04:00
Got light? Solar Keyboard for the Mac may be for you

Logitech's $59.99 Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 for Mac will tempt you if:

  • You want a keyboard that doesn't require a physical connection OR batteries.
  • You want a full-sized keyboard with a numeric keypad.
  • You have lots of room on your desktop OR you don't use an Apple Magic Trackpad.

The K750 sports onboard solar cells that power the keyboard using ambient light -- even indoor lighting. I unpacked it and, as soon as paired with the Mac, it immediately worked. No wired USB connection (more on that in a moment). No batteries. No software installation required. 

Logitech says the K750 will work up to three months in total darkness. I'll take their word for it, as I never work in total darkness and know of no one who does. The keyboard -- which is svelte enough that, at first glance, you might think Apple guru Jonathan Ive designed it -- is available in...

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03:49
iPhone 7 Undergoes Extreme Durability Test in New...

Hardware review YouTube channel JerryRigEverything has put the new iPhone 7 through an intensive durability test, concluding that Apple has designed a "solid phone" with good build quality, but with a couple of reservations.

The latest video shows how a black matte iPhone 7 stands up to scratching, applied heat, and bending. In the first test, the screen stands up to a utility knife with no problems. However, when a harder level 6 mineral pick is applied it incurs damage, suggesting that coins and keys won't scratch it, but care should be taken to protect it against other abrasive materials that can be found in pockets and purses.

The iPhone 7 screen also lasts almost 10 seconds on contact with an open flame, after which the pixels get warm and turn off before completely recovering within seconds. In conclusion, screen durability is described...

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03:48
Boom 2 v1.5

Adds a Controlled Boost feature and re-calibrates audio to enhance the Mac’s default speakers. ($14.99 new, free update, 11.7 MB)

 

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03:26
Cloud 4.0.1 - File sharing from your menu bar.

Cloud is simple file sharing for the Mac. Drag a file from your Mac to the CloudApp icon in the menubar and we take care of the rest. A link to the file will automatically be copied to your clipboard that you can give to a friend over Twitter, IM, email, or smoke signals. While other applications make sharing a chore, CloudApp stays out of your way adapting to your specific needs.

  • Share files and links (Drops).
  • Upload by drag-n-drop or using global keyboard shortcuts.
  • Share Drops using private or public links.
  • View a history of your Drops right from the menubar.
  • Re-copy the link to a Drop from the menubar.
  • Toggle the privacy level for a Drop from the menubar.
  • Delete Drops from the menubar.
  • Rename Drops from the menubar.
  • Personalized upload notifications.

The published price is based on a monthly billing cycle (rather than an annual one). Plan pricing and features can...

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02:51
Printopia 2.1.21 - Share Mac printers with iOS...

Run Printopia on your Mac to share its printers to any capable iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Printopia will also add virtual printers, allowing you to save print-outs to your Mac and send to apps.

  • Wireless Printing To Your Mac's Printers - Whether you have an inkjet printer plugged into your Mac, a laser printer plugged into your router or even a network printer, if your Mac can print to it, Printopia will share it. Printopia even supports many password-protected printers.
  • Easy, Instant Set-up - Ecamm puts ease of use first. Double-click to install Printopia, and within seconds see most any connected printers on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. You'll also see Printopia's "Send To Mac" and "Send To Dropbox on Mac" virtual printers. That's it!
  • Serious Security For Privacy and Peace of Mind - With the addition of password protection for your printers, Printopia is a great solution for a...
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02:44
Geekbench 4.0.1 - Measure processor and memory...

Geekbench provides a comprehensive set of benchmarks engineered to quickly and accurately measure processor and memory performance. Designed to make benchmarks easy to run and easy to understand, Geekbench takes the guesswork out of producing robust and reliable benchmark results.

The published price is for a single-user license for OS X only, see the pricing page for other license options.



Version 4.0.1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.10.5 or later

  • Adds support for OS X 10.10
  • Adds support for the latest iOS and Android devices
  • Fixes an issue where single-core scores are lower than expected when the CPU Benchmark is run through the GUI on dual-core Macs
  • Fixes an issue where benchmark results were flagged as invalid or corrupted on some Windows systems
  • Fixes an issue where the Compute...
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02:37
calibre 2.68.0 - Complete e-book library management...

Calibre is a complete e-book library manager. Organize your collection, convert your books to multiple formats, and sync with all of your devices. Let Calibre be your multi-tasking digital librarian.

Manage, convert, sync, and more

  • Library management. Calibre keeps things orderly by creating single entries for books that contains multiple formats. Add tags and comments for better searchability.
  • Format conversion. Calibre's robust conversion options support a wide variety of file formats.
  • File syncing. Calibre's device drivers seamlessly support all the top e-readers and devices.



Version 2.68:0:

New Features

  • Add a tweak...
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02:31
Tinderbox 6.6.5 - Store and organize your notes,...

Tinderbox is a personal content management assistant. It stores your notes, ideas, and plans. It can help you organize and understand them. And Tinderbox helps you share ideas through Web journals and Web logs.

Tinderbox's agents automatically scan your notes, looking for patterns and building relationships. Agents help discover relationships and help make sure important things don't get lost. Agents are easy to make and easy to modify. They're flexible and powerful. And Tinderbox can even gather and update changing information and breaking news from the Internet.

When it's time to share your notes, Tinderbox can assemble multiple notes into one page. Updates are a breeze -- even if you update several times a day. Private notes, timestamps, permanent links, archives: everything you want, just the way you want it.



Version 6.6.5:

  • Correct handling of escape key to cancel note creation in outline view
  • Correct bad...
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Thursday September 15

22:08
Apple pays $118M tax for underreported iTunes Japan...

Japan's tax authority ordered Apple to pay about 12 billion yen (roughly $118 million) in taxes for improperly reporting earnings associated with its iTunes unit, according to local reports Friday.

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22:04
Apple Watch Series 2 teardown reveals high capacity...

In tandem with a teardown of Apple's iPhone 7 Plus, iFixit on Friday disassembled the new Apple Watch Series 2, finding a larger battery cell and slightly tweaked internal layout.

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21:22
Laurene Powell Jobs donates $100M to reinvent US...

Laurene Powell Jobs, president of the Emerson Collective charity and widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, this week awarded ten high schools $10 million each as part of a project to foster innovative ideas in education.

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21:01
Big shift: demand for dual-camera iPhone 7 Plus...

For the first time ever, order demand among early iPhone buyers has decisively shifted to Apple's Plus-sized model compared to the standard 4.7 inch version. If sustained, a shift to the higher-end would mean even greater profits for Apple, which is already basking in reports of enthusiastic demand for its latest and greatest iPhone.

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20:59
BusyContacts 1.1.2 - Fast, efficient contact manager.

BusyContacts is a contact manager for OS X that makes creating, finding, and managing contacts faster and more efficient. It brings to contact management the same power, flexibility, and sharing capabilities that BusyCal users have enjoyed with their calendars. What's more, BusyContacts integrates seamlessly with BusyCal, forming a flexible, easy-to-use CRM solution that works the way you do.

BusyContacts syncs with the built-in Contacts app on OS X and iOS, and supports all leading cloud services, including iCloud, Google, Exchange, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Key Features

  • Customizable Views -- View contacts in a single-column Card View or multi-column List View.
  • Tags -- Tags can be used for grouping, filtering and coloring contacts.
  • Smart Filters -- Smart Filters are a powerful tool for...
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20:59
Google Chrome 53.0.2785.116 - Modern and fast Web...

Google Chrome is a Web browser by Google, created to be a modern platform for Web pages and applications. It utilizes very fast loading of Web pages and has a V8 engine, which is a custom built JavaScript engine. Because Google has used parts from Apple's Safari and Mozilla's Firefox browsers, they made the project open source.



Version 53.0.2785.116:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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20:59
Day One 2.1 - Maintain a daily journal.

Day One is the easiest and best-looking way to use a journal / diary / text-logging application for the Mac. Day One is well designed and extremely focused to encourage you to write more through quick Menu Bar entry, a Reminder system, and inspirational messages. Support for Dropbox syncing allows easy backup and syncing with the Day One iPhone application.

Features

  • Customizable reminder system
  • Quick-entry via the menu bar
  • Inspirational messages to encourage writing
  • iPhone application sync (via Dropbox)
  • Starred entries list

Note: Day One is not encrypted or password protected on this version. If this is an issue for you, please do not purchase this app yet.



Version 2.1:

New:

  • Handoff: Continue editing an entry started on other devices. (iOS and Mac)
  • Selective Sync: Choose which journals you want on your devices and free up local...
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20:59
Boom 2 1.5 - $14.99

Boom 2 is a system-wide volume booster and equalizer app that is designed especially for OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

It comes with a smart interface, self-calibrates itself according to your Mac, offers hands-on advanced equalizer controls for finer audio control and amazing audio effects for enhanced audio output. You get a personalized acoustic experience on your Mac so that your Boom 2 sounds like you. Unique.

Boom 2 is a pro audio app that:

  • Auto-Calibrates itself according to the type of Mac
  • Runs exclusively on Yosemite along with 64-bit compatibility
  • Powerfully boosts volume on a system-wide level
  • Fine-tunes any audio with advanced and precise equalizer controls
  • Enhances quality of audio output with cool one-click audio effects
  • Intelligently boosts the volume of file audio



Version 1.5:

  • Introduces an intelligent audio experience and gives you a better...
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20:59
Apple Configurator 2.3 - Configure and deploy iOS...

Apple Configurator makes it easy to deploy iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Apple TV devices in your school or business. Use Apple Configurator to quickly configure large numbers of devices connected to your Mac via USB with the settings, apps, and data you specify for your students, employees, or customers. Rebuilt from the ground up, Apple Configurator features a flexible, device-centric design that enables you to configure one or dozens of devices quickly and easily. Simply select a single device or many at once and perform an action. With Apple Configurator, you're able to update software, install apps and configuration profiles, rename and change wallpaper on devices, export device information and documents, and much more. You can also inspect any device to see details like serial number and hardware addresses, which apps and profiles are installed, and its console log.

Apple Configurator integrates with the Device Enrollment Program to automate MDM...

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20:59
PDFpen 8.1 - $74.95

PDFpen allows users to easily edit PDF's. Add text, images and signatures. Fill out PDF forms. Merge or split PDF documents. Reorder and delete pages. Even correct text and edit graphics!

Features

  • Add text, images and signatures to PDF
  • Correct text in original PDF with editable text blocks
  • Fill out interactive PDF forms and sign them
  • Redact or erase text, including OCR text
  • Search and redact text; search and replace text
  • Export in Microsoft® Word format
  • Scan directly from Image Capture or TWAIN scanners
  • Perform OCR (Optical Character Recognition) on scanned documents
  • Viewable OCR layer for proofing OCR text from scanned pages
  • Adjust resolution, color depth and contrast, skew, and size of an image or scanned document
  • Sign PDF forms via interactive signature fields (not digital signatures)
  • Insert and remove pages; re-order pages in a PDF by drag...
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20:59
PDFpenPro 8.1 - $124.95

PDFpenPro allows users to edit PDF's easily. Add text, images and signatures. Fill out PDF forms. Merge or split PDF documents. Reorder and delete pages. Create fillable forms and tables of content with PDFpenPro! Even correct text and edit graphics!

The Pro version adds these additional features that the regular version does not:

  • Create cross-platform fillable PDF forms
  • Add interactive signature fields to forms
  • Create and edit Table of Contents
  • Convert websites into PDFs
  • Correct typos in OCR text layer
  • Add and edit document permissions
  • Automatic form creation - detects text fields and check boxes in existing PDF and makes them fillable
  • Create submit buttons to submit form data via web or email
  • Gather submitted form data via backend integration
  • Export in Microsoft® Excel (.xlsx, .xls), Microsoft® PowerPoint (.pptx, .ppt), and PDF Archive (PDF/A)...
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20:59
Little Snitch 3.7 - Alerts you about outgoing...

Little Snitch gives you control over your private outgoing data.

Track background activity

As soon as your computer connects to the Internet, applications often have permission to send any information wherever they need to. Little Snitch takes note of this activity and allows you to decide for yourself what happens with this data.

Control your network

Choose to allow or deny connections, or define a rule how to handle similar, future connection attempts. Little Snitch runs inconspicuously in the background and it can even detect network-related activity of viruses, trojans, and other malware.



Version 3.7:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.10 or later

  • Added compatibility with macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • Further improved Fast User Switching support



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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20:59
Chromium 53.0.2785.116 - Fast and stable open-source...

Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web.



Version 53.0.2785.116:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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20:49
BusyCal 3.0.6

Brings updated compatibility with macOS 10.12 Sierra. ($49.99 new, free update, 11.2 MB)

 

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20:23
iFixit teardown reveals exactly what replaced the...

As it does every year, device repair site iFixit is putting all of Apple’s new devices through the teardown process. This year, the site is tearing down the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and Apple Watch 2. As usual, Apple leaves some details regarding the internals of its new devices a secret, but iFixit is able to figure out some of those secrets with its teardowns…

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20:19
iPhone 7 Plus Teardown Confirms Longer-Lasting 2,900...

iFixit has published a work-in-progress iPhone 7 Plus teardown that provides a closer look at the smartphone's internal components, including the battery, display, cameras, and Taptic Engine that powers the new pressure-sensitive Home button. Interestingly, the smartphone now opens to it side rather than to the top.

iFixit said the adhesive strip sealing the iPhone 7 Plus is "considerably stronger" than the strip it found in the iPhone 6s Plus, while opening the device revealed lots of glue running along the perimeter of the smartphone. The teardown experts believe the excess glue could be part of Apple's efforts to add water resistance.

The space previously occupied by the 3.5mm headphone jack on older iPhone models now houses the Taptic Engine and a plastic bumper internally...

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20:05
First iPhone 7 Plus teardown reveals larger battery...

Mere hours after Apple's iPhone 7 Plus arrived in the hands of pre-order customers on Friday, the team at iFixit ripped the new flagship smartphone open to reveal a larger battery, revamped internal layout, fake speaker port in lieu of a headphone jack and other goodies.

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19:40
Apple's Enthusiasm for Integrating Augmented...

While most of the tech industry is barrelling into the wiz-bang of Virtual Reality (VR), Apple appears to betting on Augmented Reality (AR) being more viable and pliable longer term. Apple, according to CEO Tim Cook is high on AR in the long term.

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19:22
Matte black iPhone 7 undergoes brutal scratch, bend...

Although it just launched mere hours ago, Apple's latest 4.7-inch iPhone 7 has already been subjected to a brutal durability test that shows the new matte black finish, while fairly resistant to scuffs, is no match for a razor.

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19:03
Why A-Series Benchmark Scores Matter

Thom Holwerda on Twitter, quoting a tweet of mine touting the iPhone 7’s astounding Geekbench scores:

Funny how just like in the PPC days, benchmarks only start
mattering when they favour [insert platform of choice].

https://twitter.com/gruber/status/776295771943600129

I like reading/following Holwerda, because he’s someone who I feel keeps me on my toes. But he’s off-base here. I’m certainly not saying that CPU or GPU performance is a primary reason why anyone should buy an iPhone instead of an Android phone. In fact, I’ll emphasize that if the tables were turned and it were Android phones that were registering Geekbench scores double those of the iPhone, I would still be using an iPhone. In the same way that I’ve been using Mac, non-...

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18:38
iPhone 7 Plus, 128GB, and Black Models Prove Most...

Slice Intelligence has shared new data that suggests the iPhone 7 Plus has outsold the iPhone 7 in the United States, marking the first time Plus-sized iPhones have proven more popular than 4.7-inch models, based on e-receipt data from nearly 32,000 customers who belong to the research firm's panel.

The data shows that, in the first 48 hours of availability, 55 percent of customers ordered the iPhone 7 Plus, compared to 41 percent for the iPhone 6s Plus and 35 percent for the iPhone 6 Plus. The 5.5-inch model is a more attractive option this year given it has dual cameras, while the 4.7-inch model retains a single-lens camera.

55.9 percent of customers who pre-ordered an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus had previously purchased at least one iPhone between 2014 and now,...

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18:04
First iPhone 7 pre-order shipments arrive as lines...

As the first iPhone 7 and 7 Plus units land in the hands of pre-order customers living in Australia, New Zealand and parts of Asia, customers eager to score their own copy are queueing up outside Apple's retail stores.

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17:49
U.S. urges Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners to stop use...

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today issued an announcement urging anyone using a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 purchased before today to "immediately stop using and power down" the device and seek a replacement or refund, due to the risk of battery overheating and fires.

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17:27
Best Buy Delays Some iPhone 7 Plus Orders, Offers $...

Some customers who pre-ordered an iPhone 7 or an iPhone 7 Plus from Best Buy are getting some bad news less than 24 hours before the official launch date, with Best Buy sending out delay notification emails this evening.

We've heard several reports from disappointed customers who are now seeing delayed shipments of their iPhone 7 Plus models that were originally scheduled to deliver on launch day, September 16. It is not clear if Best Buy has also delayed some iPhone 7 models.

@MacRumors @bestbuysupport just sent me this email delaying delivery of my 7+ to Oct 7. Initial date had been 9/16 pic.twitter.com/0dw6gMlzP2

— Jesse Isaacson (@jesse_isaacson) September 15, 2016

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17:26
A closer look at Apple Watch Series 2 and the long...

Apple's second generation smartwatch enhances overall performance, expands its usability to swimmers with better water resistance and to runners with GPS support, and improves upon both battery life and screen brightness. However, the massive enhancements made to watchOS 3 improve things sufficiently for existing Apple Watch owners, to the point where last year's watch is still fresh and relevant. Here's a deep look at the smartwatch state-of-the-art that Apple dominates globally.

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17:24
[Sponsor] Sticker Pals

The most technically ambitious and visually exuberant sticker app for iOS 10, hand-animated by David Lanham. Download it for free and make some awesome new friends.

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17:09
Apple's First Walk-In Customers Leave With...

Five students from Sydney, Australia, namely Bishoy Behman, Mazen Kourouche, Marcus Barsoum, Matthew Alvarez, and Paul Behman, were the first customers in the world to walk out of an Apple retail store with an all-new iPhone today, although without the specific model they had been hoping for.

The students had been taking turns waiting since Wednesday morning local time for the chance to purchase an iPhone 7 Plus in Jet Black, but Apple later announced that no iPhone 7 Plus models in any color, or iPhone 7 models in Jet Black, will be available on launch day for walk-in customers.

The students were disappointed, but ultimately walked away with two...

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16:50
Apple hires former Magic Leap, Oculus engineers in...

Two recent Apple hires suggest the company is getting serious about building out its own virtual and augmented reality technologies, though Cupertino has some catching up to do as Google, Facebook and Microsoft forge ahead with mature projects.

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16:39
Apple's Augmented Reality Team Gains Hires From...

Just a day after Apple CEO Tim Cook shared his views on augmented reality in an interview with Good Morning America, Business Insider has unearthed two recent hires Apple poached from companies with expertise in augmented and virtual reality.

Zeyu Li, who served as a principal computer vision engineer at Magic Leap, is now working at Apple as a "Senior Computer Vision Algorithm Engineer." Magic Leap, for those unfamiliar, is a startup developing a head-mounted display similar to the HoloLens from Microsoft, designed to project virtual objects into the real world.

Yury Petrov, a former research scientist at Facebook-owned Oculus, is now serving as a "research scientist" at Apple. According to his LinkedIn profile, Petrov...

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16:13
Apple frantically removing potentially NSFW terms...

As Jeff detailed in his massive how-to earlier this week, the biggest changes in iOS 10 came with the all-new Messages app. One of the most highly-anticipated features was support for built-in GIF search, which pulls in GIFs from a variety of outside sources. As with any instance of pulling images in from third-party sources, there are bound to be a few inappropriate ones that slip through the cracks, and iOS 10’s GIF search is no different.

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15:35
Second gold master of macOS Sierra released to...

Apple has released a second gold master of macOS Sierra to developers, even though the finished version of the operating system is due next week. 

A golden master is a final version of software ready for release to manufacturing. The first non-beta version of macOS Sierra is due to arrive on Tuesday, Sept 20.

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15:35
AWT News Update: September 15, 2016

IK Multimedia's new Lightning-based iRig HD 2

'Twas the day before iPhone 7 and all through the house, everybody was waiting for the UPS guy, that louse... Sorry, but I couldn't think of anything that rhymed. Anyway, we have a lot of fun little stories for you on the podcast today:

  • Apple ships a second Golden Master of macOS Sierra
  • A look at a 2014 filing shows that a company that's creating long-distance wireless charging technology expects to get "Apple certification"
  • Planning on watching the NFL Thursday Night Football game on Twitter tonight?
  • IK Multimedia comes out with an audio interface that just happens to work with Lightning ports

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15:26
Apple cracking down on gif search terms in iOS 10...

Apple appears to be applying heavy-handed moderation tactics to a newly introduced gif search iMessage app in iOS 10 that inadvertently retrieved pornographic images, as queries for seemingly innocuous words no longer yield results.

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15:23
Apple releases second gold master of macOS Sierra

Apple has released a second gold master of macOS Sierra to developers, even though the finished version of the operating system is due next week.

A golden master is a final version of software ready for release to manufacturing. The first non-beta version of macOS Sierra is due to arrive on Tuesday, Sept 20.

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15:00
Apple surveying MacBook Pro customers: Do you use...

Say it ain’t so, Tim. Say it ain’t so.

Via MacRumors comes a disturbing story about Apple surveying MacBook Pro owners about whether they really use various ports on the device.

This is ~3rd different way I’ve answered this Q via Apple survey. MBP gonna lose #headphonejack too? #musicbiz pic.twitter.com/9HXC93NCz2

— Dan Masterson (@Dan_Masterson) September 14, 2016

If this is Apple trying to decide if the MacBook Pro should lose its SD card slot or heaven forfend, the headphone jack, I for one am aghast. There is plenty of room in a MacBook Pro for a headphone jack! Even the MacBook has a headphone jack...

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14:54
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus begin arriving to...

As the clock begins to turn to Friday, September 16th around the world, people are slowly getting their hands on Apple’s new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. As is usually the case with product releases, customers in Australia and New Zealand are first to receive their preordered Apple products and images have slowly been trickling in…

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14:32
It's Official: U.S. Consumer Safety Agency...

Late this afternoon the CPSC announced the formal recall of the Samsung Note 7 smartphone. The CPSC stated that "Consumers should immediately stop using and power down the recalled Galaxy Note7 devices purchased before September 15, 2016. Contact the wireless carrier..."

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14:22
Apple releases second GM of macOS Sierra days before...

In an unusual move, Apple on Thursday released a second gold master of macOS Sierra to developers, even though the final release of the OS is just five days away.

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14:20
Wireless charging tech firm Energous namechecks...

A report on Thursday claims to have uncovered evidence that Apple is working on a viable wireless charging solution for iPhone in partnership with Energous, a sector specialist whose long-distance WattUp technology has been under development for years.

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14:11
No, Apple isn't buying rival streaming service...

Tidal may have landed some high-profile exclusives, like the streaming rights to Beyoncé’s Lemonade and Prince’s entire back catalog, but that doesn’t mean Apple has any interest in buying Jay-Z’s streaming service.

“We’re not looking to acquire any streaming services,” Apple Music leader Jimmy Iovine told BuzzFeed, shooting down a rumor from earlier this summer that Apple was having early talks with Tidal execs to explore the possibility.

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14:05
Article: Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of...

Announced two years ago, Apple’s wearable device has only been available for a little more than a year, and it’s already moving into its third major software iteration in the form of watchOS 3, released earlier this week alongside iOS 10. watchOS 3 is an update that makes some interesting and significant changes to the Apple Watch experience, and it also delivers a significant speed boost. Unlike the more mature iPhone and iPad platforms,…

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14:04
Notable apps and app updates for Sept. 15, 2016

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

iOS Apps/Updates

Tomoyoshi Matsui has introduced Everlisten++ 1.0. It’s a free music listening app that allows you to listen to the main portion of a song track, one after another. This app plays a song from the start position and plays it for a set playback duration. What’s more, you can control the playback speed and its pitch.

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

Eternal Storms Software says ScreenFloat has been upgraded to version 1.5.13 and is ready for macOS Sierra, which is due for release next week. You can use ScreenFloat to keep information always visible, no...

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13:56
First iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Pre-Order Customers in New...

With time zone differences, Apple customers in Australia and New Zealand are always the first to get their new devices when orders begin shipping out.

It's just about 9:00 a.m. in New Zealand, so customers who pre-ordered an iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, or Apple Watch Series 2 are beginning to receive their shipments and have begun sharing photos of their devices on social networks like Instagram and Twitter. Deliveries will begin soon in Australia.

Image via Instagram user Hamad960

As September 16 hits around the world, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will be available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore,...

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13:44
U.S. formally recalls Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Federal consumer safety regulators on Thursday formally recalled 1 million Galaxy Samsung Note 7 smartphones after dozens of users reported the device caught fire while charging.

These things are clearly a hazard. How do you trust their next product?

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:26
US Treasury guidance could stop Apple from recouping...

The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday issued new legal guidance that might prevent Apple from recouping any back taxes owed in Ireland by claiming them against taxes it would normally pay in America.

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13:05
T-Mobile To iPhone Users: Do Not Download iOS 10 For...

If you have an iPhone, and you're on T-Mobile network, do not install iOS 10 for now. The U.S. carrier warned on Thursday that the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and the iPhone 5SE users who downloaded Apple's newest iOS software were facing connectivity issues. Apple is working on a fix, and T-Mobile expects to resolve things within 48 hours. ZDNet adds: You can power-cycle your iPhone by holding in the power and home button at the same time until you see an Apple logo displayed on the screen. Apple's release of iOS 10 hasn't been perfect. During its first hour of availability on Tuesday, iOS users reported issues with the update stalling just as it finished. Those impacted by the issue were required to use iTunes on a computer to reinstall the update. Despite a rough start, iOS 10 adoption was at nearly 15 percent after just 24 hours, and is currently at 21 perfect nearly two days after availability according to Mixpanel.

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13:01
Some iPhone 7 pre-order customers report improved...

Ahead of Apple’s retail launch of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus tomorrow, many customers that pre-ordered the device are reporting that Apple is moving up shipping estimates as it expects to deliver many orders earlier than previously expected.

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12:56
Jet black is most popular color option among Sprint...

With the iPhone 7 back in black, Apple's new glossy jet black aluminum shade has edged out matte black in preorder sales, at least among 128- and 256-capacity models bought through U.S. carrier Sprint.

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12:45
Searching GIFs in iOS 10's iMessage briefly...

As happens occasionally in huge operating system overhauls, Apple's iOS 10 caused some mayhem as phones and devices tried to update and ran into trouble — with some devices even getting bricked. Though they announced a quick fix to the issue, o...

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12:35
It's now cheaper to fix your cracked iPhone...

Are you debating whether to buy a new iPhone 7 or fix a cracked screen on your current device? Well, if you have AppleCare+, you may not have to choose.

This week, Apple announced that AppleCare+ customers will only have to pay $29 to fix their cracked iPhone screens at an Apple Store. Previously, these customers had to pay $79 for screen repairs, or $99 to fix a larger Plus-sized screen. This lowered price also applies to customers who have purchased AppleCare+ in the past as long as they have an iPhone 6 or beyond.

AppleCare+ costs $129. This insurance plan extends the typical iPhone warranty to two years, and it covers up to two repairs within that time frame. Customers without AppleCare+ and whose iPhone are out-of-warranty can expect to pay $129 to fix an iPhone screen or $149 to fix a Plus-sized screen.

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12:27
Updated macOS Sierra GM build released for testers...

Apple has released a newer build of macOS Sierra for testers ahead of its official launch next week on September 20. The updated seed features build version 16A323 which is up from 16A319 on the developer GM seed released last week.

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12:27
Review: Twelve South HiRise 2 for iPhone + iPad

HiRise 2 ($60) is the latest version of Twelve South's Lightning dock, which we've seen in its original incarnation, HiRise for iPhone, and its upgraded sequel, HiRise Deluxe. Twelve South has reduced the overall footprint of the dock this time around, while increasing the weight to give HiRise 2 a sturdier presence. As before, HiRise 2 comes with different clips to adjust the position of a device based on which case is being used. HiRise 2 also comes with a Lightning cable and micro-USB cable, for those who use battery cases. Twelve South's newest dock comes in white, silver, or black — the latter is pictured here.{/exp:char_limit}
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12:26
Regulatory Filings May Point to Apple Partnership...

Apple may be working with Energous on a wireless charging project according to regulatory filings discovered by VentureBeat. Energous certification documents dating back to 2014 features a mysterious "Apple compliance testing" listing, which could hint at a partnership.

According to VentureBeat, this is proof Apple is considering using Energous' WattUp wireless charging technology in one of its devices, but it should be noted that this listing isn't concrete proof of a relationship - it could also be a reference to MFi testing for an iPhone case or other WattUp iPhone accessory.

The conclusion here is obvious: the WattUp reference design would only undergo compliance testing at Apple if Apple is evaluating its use in one of its portable devices. And the fact that Energous names the company so nonchalantly and...

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12:12
T-Mobile: don't upgrade to iOS 10 just yet

Oops. A carrier settings update, associated with iOS 10, is causing some T-Mobile customers to lose their cellular connection in places where they normally have a signal, according to complaints on Apple's support forums. AppleInsider says it’s confirmed the glitch.

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray posted on Twitter that Apple is "working to fix an iOS 10 problem" within the next 48 hours. Until then, T-Mobile customers with an iPhone SE, 6, or 6 Plus are warned not to upgrade to iOS 10.

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12:07
Apple Releases Second Golden Master of macOS Sierra...

Apple today released an updated golden master (GM) version of macOS Sierra to developers, a week and a day after releasing the first golden master following its September 7 event. The golden master represents the final version of macOS Sierra that will be released to the public on Tuesday, September 20.

The golden master update can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center at this time, and it is not clear if it will be available through the Mac App Store. The new GM seed is build 16A323, while the build released last week was 16A320.

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12:05
Boom 2 1.5 - $14.99

Boom 2 is a system-wide volume booster and equalizer app that is designed especially for OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

It comes with a smart interface, self-calibrates itself according to your Mac, offers hands-on advanced equalizer controls for finer audio control and amazing audio effects for enhanced audio output. You get a personalized acoustic experience on your Mac so that your Boom 2 sounds like you. Unique.

Boom 2 is a pro audio app that:

  • Auto-Calibrates itself according to the type of Mac
  • Runs exclusively on Yosemite along with 64-bit compatibility
  • Powerfully boosts volume on a system-wide level
  • Fine-tunes any audio with advanced and precise equalizer controls
  • Enhances quality of audio output with cool one-click audio effects
  • Intelligently boosts the volume of file audio



Version 1.5:

  • Introduces an intelligent audio experience and gives you a better...
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11:58
Day One 2.1 - Maintain a daily journal.

Day One is the easiest and best-looking way to use a journal / diary / text-logging application for the Mac. Day One is well designed and extremely focused to encourage you to write more through quick Menu Bar entry, a Reminder system, and inspirational messages. Support for Dropbox syncing allows easy backup and syncing with the Day One iPhone application.

Features

  • Customizable reminder system
  • Quick-entry via the menu bar
  • Inspirational messages to encourage writing
  • iPhone application sync (via Dropbox)
  • Starred entries list

Note: Day One is not encrypted or password protected on this version. If this is an issue for you, please do not purchase this app yet.



Version 2.1:

New:

  • Handoff: Continue editing an entry started on other devices. (iOS and Mac)
  • Selective Sync: Choose which journals you want on your devices and free up local...
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11:54
More evidence Apple is working on wireless charging...

Following reports earlier this year that Apple is working on wireless charging technology, VentureBeat has dug up more evidence that suggests the company is doing so with help from developer of RF-based charging tech Energous.

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11:49
Watch tonight’s NFL game on Apple TV, via Twitter

17 Orbits:

Tonight’s Thursday Night Football game features the Buffalo Bills hosting the New York Jets at 8:25 Eastern time. For the first time you can watch an NFL game on Twitter via Apple TV (4th gen) or other set top box.

And:

Just yesterday the Twitter app became available for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and xBox. The app does not require an account and therefore no log in is necessary. It allows one to view the original CBS broadcast of the game alongside curated Tweets – but you cannot Tweet, Like, Follow or view your own timeline. Its like a “second-screen experience” without the second screen.

The cord-cutting wheel is turning.

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11:49
Inside watchOS 3: Send text messages from Apple...

In addition to voice dictation, users can compose text messages via the Apple Watch with their own handwriting, thanks to the newly released watchOS 3.

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11:45
iOS 10 Is Surfacing Hardcore Porn GIFs in iMessage

Apple has found itself in hot water once again. The company's revamped iMessage -- and the inclusion of a range of extensions -- isn't rendering the best of results. Hours after the release of iOS 10 -- which caused issues for some users -- news outlets noticed a "highly sexual" My Little Pony GIF was appearing in searches when curious minds searched for the word "butt". But that wasn't the end of it. The Verge explains the horror: A woman who emailed The Verge this afternoon says her eight-year-old daughter, while trying to send a message to her dad, was presented with "a very explicit image" of "a woman giving oral sex to a well endowed male." Her daughter hadn't searched for anything explicit, just the word "huge." I see the image come up like, holy shit, whoa whoa whoa, that's a hardcore porn image," Tassie Bethany, whose daughter discovered the image, tells The Verge by phone. "I grabbed the phone from her immediately. She typed in the word 'huge,' which isn't sexual in any...

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11:29
iPhone 7 Draws Tepid Notices


The iPhone 7 may be the best version of Apple's smartphone to date, but it's garnering lukewarm reactions from reviewers and pundits. The practical improvements in the new iPhone are praiseworthy, but they come at a cost. "Waterproofing and better battery life have been common iPhone feature requests for years, and the camera and speed improvements are nothing to sneeze at," wrote reviewer Andrew Cunningham, "but you'll need to buy into Apple's vision of the future if you want to get them." That vision includes a world without buttons or wires.

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11:26
T-Mobile Tells Customers Not to Install iOS 10 on...

T-Mobile CEO John Legere says T-Mobile customers who own an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, or iPhone SE should not install Apple's iOS 10 update, released on Tuesday. According to Legere, iOS 10 is causing those three iPhone models to lose connection to the T-Mobile network.

Legere's comments come following customer complaints that started circulating following T-Mobile's latest carrier update, 25.1. It was initially believed the problem was the carrier update on T-Mobile's end, but Legere says that's not the case.

Apple is working to resolve the issue with iOS10 for @TMobile customers. Don't download iOS10 if you currently use an...

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11:17
External Link: A Cord Cutter’s Guide to the 2016 NFL...

If you love watching football but hate paying for cable TV, Jared Newman of TechHive has compiled an excellent guide to watching NFL games without a cable or satellite subscription. We do have one update to add: Twitter now has an Apple TV app that you can use to watch Thursday Night Football games for free.

 

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11:16
Podcast 525: Yay iOS 10, boo iPhone Upgrade Program

This week, Susie returns from her hiatus writing about the Apple event, in order to discuss, duh—the Apple event. iOS 10 is out, and our review is live. We're eagerly awaiting our chance to review the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and glad we didn't try to order them through the iPhone Upgrade Program, which temporarily put loyal customers willing to buy an iPhone every year at the back of the line.

Since we recorded this, Apple has announced that it was trying to get iPhones assigned to the Upgrade Program customers, but the result is that [Apple stores won't have _any_ iPhone 7 Plus units, nor jet-black iPhone 7 units](http://www.macworld.com/article/3120598/hardware/the-sold-out-iphone-7-p......

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