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Wednesday November 30

10:52
Tim Cook tells iPhone 7 customer to expect AirPods...




Responding to a customer's email, Apple CEO Tim Cook noted that the long-awaited AirPods are "finalizing" and expected to ship in the "next few weeks," in time for the holiday season.

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10:48
Apple releases new tvOS 10.1 beta to developers

Apple has seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming tvOS 10.1 update to developers for testing purposes. The developer beta can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

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10:45
The Internet Archive is building a Canadian copy to...

To be clear, Canada isn’t a paragon of free speech virtue but, like your own backups, it’s always better to have more than one.

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10:07
Duet 1.6.3.1 - Use your iPad as an external display.

Duet is the first app that allows you to use your iDevice as an extra display for your Mac using the Lightning or 30-pin cable.

Note: This app requires a $14.99 iOS companion app.



Version 1.6.3.1:

  • Major Performance Improvements
  • Require duet for iOS 1.3.5 or higher
  • Critical Sierra fixes
  • Added A Beautiful Installer





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10:06
Apple TV gains fourth beta of tvOS 10.1 with support...




Apple on Wednesday supplied developers with a fourth pre-release beta of tvOS 10.1, a forthcoming update that will bring a new universal "TV" app, as well as single sign-on support for TV providers, to the company's streaming set-top box.

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10:06
PowerProduction Software releases Martini v3...

PowerProduction Software and MacVideo have teamed up for version 3 of Martini, PowerProduction Software’s storyboarding plug-in for Apple’s Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, and VEGAS Pro.

It’s a post-production plug-in. Version 3 includes new props, a resizable interface, hundreds of new backgrounds, add-on characters, props, locations, and more.

Martini is available for purchase from www.martiniquickshot.com for US$99. Owners of previous versions of Martini can upgrade for $29.95. A demo is available for download.

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10:04
Here's Looking at You, Alexa


Amazon is developing a premium version of its Alexa-powered Echo speaker, which will have a 7-inch touchscreen, in a bid to stave off competition from Google and other companies developing rival offerings, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. Designed for use in the kitchen, the new device would have an upward-tilting touchscreen that would permit a user to swipe controls from a standing position. The development would mark an important moment for integrating artificial intelligence with automated home devices.

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10:00
tvOS 10.1 beta 4 (14U588) Now Available

tvOS 10.1 beta 4 (14U588) Now Available

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10:00
tvOS 10.1 beta 4 (14U588) Now Available

tvOS 10.1 beta 4 (14U588) Now Available

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09:58
Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of tvOS 10.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming tvOS 10.1 update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the third tvOS 10.1 beta and more than a month after launching tvOS 10.

Designed for the fourth-generation Apple TV, tvOS 10.1 beta 4 can be obtained by connecting the Apple TV to a computer with a USB-C to USB-A cable, downloading and installing the software from a registered developer account via iTunes or Apple Configurator. Once a beta profile has been installed on the device through iTunes, new beta updates will be available over the air.

Many Apple TV owners have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of a promised Single Sign-On feature that will allow Apple TV users to...

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09:58
tvOS 10.1 developer beta 4 is now available for...

Apple has released the fourth tvOS 10.1 developer beta for the fourth generation Apple TV. The upcoming software update so far has included early hooks for Apple’s new single sign-on feature which lets you authenticate with your cable provider to unlock all compatible paid video apps. tvOS 10.1 will also include Apple’s new TV app when it launches in December.

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09:51
Apple ranks highest in overall satisfaction among...

Yes – there are “better” (cheaper, faster) wireless routers available but, when it comes to ease of use, set up and what I recommend to non-techies, it has always been Apple wireless routers. Which makes the reports of them being discontinued even more disheartening.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:40
News: Tim Cook allegedly tells customer AirPods to...

In an email reply to a frustrated customer, Tim Cook has given a hint to when Apple’s AirPods will ship, MacRumors reports. In response to the customer complaint that he can’t charge his iPhone while listening to music, Cook allegedly wrote in regards to AirPods, “Sorry for the delay—-we are finalizing them and I anticipate we will begin to ship over the next few weeks.” MacRumors seems to believe the email is legit,…

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09:35
AirPods expected to ship in next few weeks according...

After delaying the release of its new cord-free wireless headphones called AirPods, Apple has today reportedly confirmed the product is expected to ship over the next few weeks. The confirmation comes via an alleged email from CEO Tim Cook to a customer (via Macrumors), but Apple has yet to make an official announcement or comment.

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09:32
9to5Toys Lunch Break: iPhone 7 128GB $710, Sony NC...

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.

TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

1st big discount! iPhone 7 128GB in Gold and Silver Qualcomm LTE:...

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09:26
Cook talks Apple's social activism in interview...




In an interview published on Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook touted the company's World AIDS Day charity initiatives, while insisting that he and the company are acting beyond selfish interests.

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09:22
Apple ad blitz: four hits and a cringe

I always like Segall’s take on Apple’s ads.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:03
IK Multimedia’s Modo Bass

You see, traditional virtual instruments are sample-based, meaning that sound is produced by triggering recorded samples of instruments. MODO BASS isn’t a sample-based instrument, but rather a completely new technology where sound is generated by recreating the physical properties of a real instrument — everything that makes an instrument create sound is physically modeled and sound is synthesized in real time.

I’m looking forward to seeing this at NAMM in January.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:00
Georgia State University tackles malware with Office...

Today’s post was written by Ren Flot, chief information security officer and director of cyber security at Georgia State University.

As the chief information security officer at Georgia State University, my job is focused on balancing the needs of an academic community—where faculty and students value broad access and flexibility in online research—with the security requirements of a large enterprise. Advancing both these requirements calls for a proactive approach to combating malware. In a threat landscape that is constantly changing, I look for products that can deliver effective protection, while helping us make efficient use of our cyber security team’s time and resources. To meet these needs, we acquired Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection to increase email security for our more than 55,000 students and more than 6,000 faculty and staff.

The cyber security team at Georgia State University had noticed a steady uptick in malware...

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08:52
Tim Cook Says He Expects AirPods to Ship Over '...

Many customers are anxiously anticipating the release of Apple's wireless AirPods, originally slated to launch in October but later delayed. Fortunately, the wait may soon be over.

MacRumors has been forwarded an email in which Apple CEO Tim Cook, responding to a customer, allegedly said he anticipates AirPods to begin shipping "over the next few weeks."Customer's comment: "Give us a release date. I really bought in to the wireless vision you painted. Now I'm stuck waiting with my EarPods but can't charge my 7 at the same time which I need to do at work. Let us know if it's a month or 6 months, because then I'll just buy some other wireless headphones."

Tim Cook's response...

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08:43
Apple updates Boot Camp audio driver that was...




Apple has issued an update to Boot Camp drivers within Windows, preventing the random, loud pops from over-ranging and damaging the new MacBook Pro's speakers. However, the driver doesn't fix speakers already damaged by the problem.

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08:24
MFile.io: Simple, fast, free photo galleries

I’ve used MFile.io several times in my photography classes. While it has some minor annoyances, it’s a quick and easy way to get a bunch of images up on a web site for others to see.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:19
Canadian cops to punish drunk drivers with...

“When we catch you, and we will catch you,” the department added, “on top of a hefty fine, a criminal charge and a years driving suspension we will also provide you with a bonus gift of playing the offices copy of Nickelback in the cruiser on the way to jail.”

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08:17
Apple Airport Extreme claims top marks in consumer-...




A recent customer satisfaction survey of home router technologies places Apple comfortably on top of the heap, despite recent reports of the division closing down, and engineers re-assigned to other projects.

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08:16
Apple offering refunds to customers who paid for...

Unlike the iPhone battery replacement program, Apple isn’t publicizing this one. So, if you’ve had and paid for this issue, make sure you contact Apple to get your refund.

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08:00
You can finally watch Netflix offline

This is great news and hopefully, we’ll see it expanded to include even more content.

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08:00
News: Apple Pay reportedly launching in Spain...

Sources at Banco Santander are claiming that Apple Pay will launch in Spain tomorrow, Spanish site Applesfera reports. Santander customers in the UK can already use the mobile payment service, and barring any unforeseen difficulties, sources at the bank said a public announcement about the launch in Spain will be made tomorrow morning. Apple Pay had a rocky start during its recent launch in Japan and is still not available in Germany despite rumors…

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07:55
Suitcase Fusion 7 18.2.1 - Font management solution...

Suitcase Fusion 7 is the creative professional's font manager.

Every professional font manager should deliver the basics: spectacular previews, powerful search tools, and efficient font organization. You have those basics covered. But there is a lot more you actually DO with fonts - namely traditional and web design. We can help with that too!

Features

  • Secure, professional font storage
  • Full-featured font previews allow you to compare fonts side-by-side
  • Auto-activation plug-ins for professional design applications, including Adobe Creative Cloud and QuarkXPress
  • Support includes OS X 10.9 Mavericks and Windows 8
  • See how fonts work side-by-side in paste-up style previews with QuickComp
  • Patented Font Sense technology fingerprints fonts for precise identification
  • Find similar fonts fast with QuickMatch
  • Web font enabled with WebINK and Google Font connections
  • Organize...
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07:53
Apple schedules annual iTunes Connect holiday...

Not news per se (Apple has done this for many years) but it serves as a reminder for those of us who can’t figure out why there aren’t any app updates during the week between Christmas and New Years. The whole company functionally shuts down.

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07:52
Apple turns (RED)

In honor of World AIDS Day, Apple is offering more ways than ever for customers to join (RED) in its mission to create an AIDS-free generation. Apple is the world’s largest corporate contributor to the Global Fund, and this year marks its 10th anniversary of supporting (RED) in the fight to end AIDS.

Apple is really turning up the support this year. Respect.

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07:48
Apple macOS “Color Burst” wallpapers

From the Imgur web site, these are extracted from the latest macOS Sierra 10.12.2 Beta 4 and they are gorgeous. I’d love to know the story behind how they were shot.

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07:44
Apple Pay to launch in Spain on Thursday with just...




Making good on an earlier promise, Apple will finally launch Apple Pay in Spain this Thursday, Dec. 1, a new report reveals.

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07:43
How to check if your iPhone 6s is eligible for Apple...

If you have an iPhone 6s, it doesn’t hurt to check to see if you’re eligible for a replacement.

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07:32
Oh the irony: Apple ranks highest in overall...

Here’s some irony for you: now that Apple is apparently abandoning the AirPort Express, the AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Time Capsule, the company ranks highest in overall satisfaction among wireless router manufacturers in a new study by J.P. Power.

The report finds that overall satisfaction with wireless routers has increased by a full 24 points from 2015, and is now 847 (on a 1,000-point scale). Apple ranks highest with a score of 876, followed by ASUS (860), D-Link (856) and TP-Link (854).

While satisfaction has improved in all 10 factors, the largest increase is 30 points in ease of use (which includes the installation process). Another area related to ease of use with the product is restoration of service with minimal effort, in...

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07:21
IK Multimedia releases MODO BASS for the Mac

IK Multimedia (http://www.ikmultimedia.com) has released MODO BASS, a customizable physically modeled virtual bass instrument that recreates the sound of the electric bass and how it's played in real time — from all of the physical instrument components, the human technique of how the instrument is played, to the entire sound signal chain with effects and amplifiers.

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07:19
TeamViewer 12.0.71483 - Establish remote connections...

TeamViewer gives you remote control of any computer or Mac over the Internet within seconds, or can be used for online meetings. Find out why more than 200 million users trust TeamViewer!

Free for non-commercial users. Licensing terms for business users can be found here.



Version 12.0.71483:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.8.5 or later

  • Fixed a bug where it was not possible to remote control an Android device
  • Fixed a crash that sometimes occurred when performing fast user switching during a remote connection
  • Fixed a bug where Voice over IP was not transmitted correctly
  • Fixed a bug where the remote side could not send some chat messages during a remote connection
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when closing the waiting room
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when closing a connection to an iPhone...
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07:14
Netflix introduces an offline mode for iOS and...

Netflix confirmed in a tweet — as noted by USA Today — that subscribers can download some of their favorite programs instead of just streaming ‘em via a broadband connection.

"Airplane mode. Road trip mode. Stuck-in-the-subway-for-20-minutes mode. Your favorite stories are now available for download any time," reads a tweet.

The feature is available now for download on iOS and Android. Eddy Wu, Netflix's director of product innovation told USA Today that the download feature is available on all plans.

On the iOS app, users can visit the menu and discover a section of content "available for download." The selection includes a mix of original programs such as House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, as well as older movies and TV shows from networks such as Parks and Recreation. More shows and movies...

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07:08
AirPort Routers Ranked Highest in Customer...

Apple ranks highest in customer satisfaction among wireless router manufacturers, according to a new study released by J.D. Power today.

The accolade comes just nine days after a report said Apple has ceased development of its AirPort routers and reassigned engineers working on the products to other teams. Apple continues to sell the AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Time Capsule, last released in 2013, but future updates appear unlikely.

Apple beat out all other...

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07:08
News: Netflix enables offline viewing for some shows...

Netflix is now allowing customers to download certain content through their iOS app for offline viewing. Not everything is available for download—with even the Netflix original season of “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” not making the cut yet—but fan favorites like “Stranger Things,” “Narcos,” and “Orange Is the New Black” are among the early offerings, along with a number of films. Movies…

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06:55
Infographic: iPhone 7 vs. Pixel; which is better?

Inside the App, a site designed to help you find the best apps online, has created a cool infographic that shows the main differences between the iPhone 7 and Google Pixel. 

Check it out below. You can view a larger version and read more here.

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06:55
Netflix enables downloads of select content for...




Netflix has deployed the ability to download select TV shows and movies from its catalog, with most of the initial offerings coming from the company's unique programming.

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06:53
You can finally watch Netflix offline now

Netflix wants to make your trip back home this holiday season a little merrier. The company announced on Wednesday that select TV shows and movies were available for download on Android and iOS. In other words, Netflix now enables offline viewing.

It’s not for everything, though. Most of Netflix’s original programming will be covered by the new feature, but some titles may not be due to licensing restrictions.

Netflix's new "Available for Download" section in the app's menu.

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06:51
MacBook Pro Diary: Real-life use reveals a few minor...

Having got my maxed-out 15-inch 2016 MacBook Pro set up yesterday, I’ve now been using it for a total of around 12 hours – so I’m calling this one my first real-life usage impressions.

Impressions of the form factor will obviously vary depending on whether you’re coming from a pre-Retina machine – as I was – or a later one. The new machine is smaller, slimmer and sleeker either way, but the difference is of course much more dramatic from a pre-2012 model. And in my case, I’m also moving from a 17-inch machine to a 15-inch one.

For me, then, the form factor is in a completely different league. The base unit is much thinner, and the lid is almost unbelievably so. It’s also significantly lighter. I said...

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06:48
TechTool Pro 9.0.2 - Hard drive and system repair-...

TechTool Pro has long been one of the foremost utilities for keeping your Mac running smoothly and efficiently. With the release of version 9, it has become more proficient than ever.

  • TechTool Protection - Reengineered to better protect your Mac - TechTool Pro 9 includes the option of installing a system preference pane to keep watch over your Mac. New features include check for I/O errors, Power On Self-Test errors, Mac notebook internal battery condition, and RAID status (if applicable). It also includes the same improvements to the SMART check in TechTool Pro. All of that, wrapped in an entirely new interface.
  • Check Computer - Now you're in control - Check Computer is a handy way to tell TechTool Pro to run the entire suite of tests to give you the best possible snapshot of your Mac's health. Sometimes, though, it's nice to be able to leave tests out, or to skip certain drives. Using the new configuration...
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06:45
News: Apple adds four new items to (PRODUCT)RED...

Apple has announced it is taking part in the (RED) charity fundraiser to combat AIDS for the 10th straight year. Apple is adding four new products to its (PRODUCT)RED lineup, offering an iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case, iPhone SE Case, Beats Solo 3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones and Beats Pill+ Portable Speaker. All of the new products are available starting today. Apple is also donating a dollar to the cause for every purchase made with Apple Pay at the…

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06:36
Spotify 1.0.43.123. - Stream music, create playlists...

Spotify is a streaming music service that gives you on-demand access to millions of songs. Whether you like driving rock, silky R&B, or grandiose classical music, Spotify's massive catalogue puts all your favorites within your reach. No streaming service offers a larger, more varied catalogue.

The music you love, whenever you want it

  • You're the DJ. Add stars to your favorite tracks, and create playlists. Spotify lets you keep your favorites close at hand.
  • Endless discovery. With built-in Related Artist suggestions, Spotify will help you discover your new favorite artists, albums, and tracks.
  • Make it social. Follow your favorite artists, share musical recommendations with friends, and more.



Version 1.0.43.123.:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.7 or later...

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06:36
Netflix bringing offline playback to video service...

Netflix is bringing offline playback to its streaming video service for the first time starting today. This means you won’t need an active Internet connection to watch movies and TV shows which is ideal for travel or other low-connection situations.

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06:27
DatChat launches self-destructing and screenshot...

DatChat has introduced DatChat for iMessage. It allows iMessage users the ability to easily send or receive self-destructing and screenshot protected messages without ever leaving the iMessage app.  

All messages are encrypted and can be un-sent at any time after sending. Additionally, DatChat provides privacy and confidentiality for your messaging without sacrificing the ability to see the entire message at once, according to Darin Myman, co-founder and CEO of DatChat. 

Senders can set a message to automatically self-destruct after the exact number of views or time that they choose.  At any time a sender can un-send a message by simply pressing the Destruct button.  Additionally, users can enable screenshot protection on pictures and texts to further protect their privacy.  DatChat for iMessage is available Free on the iMessage App Store for iOS 10 iPhones and iPads. 

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06:27
Apple offers new Beats & iPhone accessories,...




Apple on Wednesday announced a host of (RED) charity efforts to mark World AIDS Day -- Dec. 1 -- with varying proceeds going to the Global Fund, which as part of its anti-AIDS efforts funds initiatives like testing, prevention, and medication.

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06:21
CEO Tim Cook Talks to USA Today about Apple's...

Apple's CEO Tim Cook met with USA TODAY to discuss the company's expanded corporate partnership with (RED), the 20-person organization founded by U2 singer Bono that has had an outsized impact on those suffering from HIV/AIDS by providing life-saving medicines.

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06:20
Modernizing Medicine unveils Apple Watch app

Specialty-specific health information technology company Modernizing Medicine has announced technological advancements to its intuitive suite of products and services at the company’s third annual user conference, MOMENTUM.

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06:14
IDC: global personal computer market forecast...

Worldwide personal computer (PC) shipments are forecast to decline by 6.4% year over year in 2016, according to an updated forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. That doesn’t sound good, but it’s an improvement over August's projection for a decline of 7.2% in 2016. 

While IDC's outlook for 2017 remains at -2.1% year-over-year growth, the absolute volumes are slightly higher based on stronger 2016 shipments. The third quarter of 2016 (3Q16) saw a year-over-year decline in shipments of 4.6%, more than 2 percentage points ahead of expectations. 

Although factors such as the transition to Windows 10 played a role, the 3Q16 gains came largely as a result of stronger momentum in the U.S., Western Europe, and Japan, and were driven by channel build up in anticipation of component shortages in areas such as display panels...

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06:02
Kaby Lake suitable for MacBook Pro said to debut at...




According to reports out of the Chinese supply chain, Intel is gearing up to announce and release the H-series Kaby Lake processor, suitable for use in laptops like the MacBook Pro.

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06:01
Apple again turns (RED) to assist in the fight...

In honor of World AIDS Day, Apple is offering more ways for customers to join (RED) in its mission to create an AIDS-free generation. This is the company’s 10th year supporting the effort.

(RED)’s work addresses the disparity in access to life-saving medication in sub-Saharan Africa, which has the highest prevalence of AIDS on the planet. The money raised by (RED) funds programs that offer counseling, testing, prevention and, most crucially, the life-saving ARV medication that prevents the transmission of HIV from mothers to their unborn babies.

“The gift of life is the most important gift that anyone can give,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook in a press release. “Thanks to the vision and dedication of (RED), an AIDS-free generation is within our reach. We want to leave the world better than we found it, and that’s why our longtime partnership with (RED) remains so important to us.” 

This year, Apple customers can support the fight while playing the games they love,...

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06:00
Apple to Donate Up to $1 Million to (RED) in Honor...

Apple has announced it will once again honor World AIDS Day by donating $1 to (RED)'s fight against AIDS for every purchase made with Apple Pay at an Apple Store, on Apple.com, or through the Apple Store app, up to a total of $1 million, starting tomorrow through December 6.“The gift of life is the most important gift that anyone can give,” said Tim Cook. “Thanks to the vision and dedication of (RED), an AIDS-free generation is within our reach. We want to leave the world better than we found it, and that’s why our longtime partnership with (RED) remains so important to us.”Bank of America will likewise make a donation for every Apple...

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Mbeat PowerTone Mini Bluetooth...

For Wednesday’s iLounge Deal, we’re offering the Mbeat PowerTone Mini Bluetooth Earpiece and Dual-Port Car Charger for only $29.99 — that’s 24% off the regular price. This smart earpiece and car charger combo lets you place and receive calls in handsfree privacy even if your car doesn’t have Bluetooth capabilities, while the handy dual-port charger keeps your iPhone juiced up while you’re on the road. The earphone even…

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05:59
Readdle launching Spark for Mac, a free email app...

Note: The new app is rolling out now; stay tuned for availability shortly.

Today Readdle is officially launching Spark for Mac, a free and customizable email client from the makers of popular productivity apps like PDF Expert and Scanner Pro. Spark coming to macOS completes the email client suite after previously launching on iPhone, Apple Watch, and iPad.

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05:54
Apple expands its (RED) efforts

In honor of World AIDS Day, Apple is offering more ways for customers to join (RED) in its mission to create an AIDS-free generation. This is the company’s 10th year supporting the effort.

(RED)’s work addresses the disparity in access to life-saving medication in sub-Saharan Africa, which has the highest prevalence of AIDS on the planet. The money raised by (RED) funds programs that offer counseling, testing, prevention and, most crucially, the life-saving ARV medication that prevents the transmission of HIV from mothers to their unborn babies.
 

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05:48
Apple’s Music Student Membership deal expands to...

Apple is now offering Apple Music Student Memberships in 25 more countries. The discounts provided to students vary based on country. In the U.S., the service is US$4.99 a month instead of the regular $9.99 per month fee.

Apple Music Student Membership plans appear to be available as of today in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Chile, Colombia, Finland, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Switzerland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates. 

The student discounts launched on May 6 in the U.S., the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia and other countries. To qualify, students must be currently attending an eligible university or college and gain the discount for up to four years. Existing Apple Music subscribers can migrate to the cheaper student tier if they qualify.

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05:38
Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.3.1 - Professional video...

Apple Final Cut Pro X is a professional video editing solution.Completely redesigned from the ground up, Final Cut Pro adds extraordinary speed, quality, and flexibility to every part of the post-production workflow. (Apple has posted a FAQ answering questions about Final Cut Pro X, missing features, and the future.)

Features

  • Revolutionary Video Editing
    • Assemble clips in the Magnetic Timeline without clip collisions or sync problems.
    • Use Clip Connections to attach B-roll, sound effects, and music to the timeline.
    • Reduce clutter by grouping clips into a Compound Clip. Easily expand it back to single clips.
    • Perfect your pacing right in the timeline with the Inline Precision Editor.
    • Cycle through different shots, graphics, or effects at one place in the timeline with Auditions.
  • Powerful Media Organization...
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05:23
Apple once again supports (RED) for World AIDS Day:...

As it has done for a decade now, Apple is once more supporting the (RED) campaign to support the fight against HIV/AIDS. Each year, the company turns the store logos red, offers a number of special-edition (RED) products and donates money to the cause.

Apple said that this year offers more opportunities than ever for customers to participate, with 20 of the most popular games in the App Store offering exclusive (RED) in-app purchases, the proceeds of which all go to the campaign’s Global Fund. Apple has also announced the addition of four new special edition products to its (RED) line-up …

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05:15
Rumor: Apple to see its best iPhone sales in 2017,...

A new report from analytical firm KGI has Apple as having its biggest iPhone sales ever come 2017. The new estimates, which cover three anticipated new models, will empower Apple growth with ‘unprecedented’ demand. KGI expects the new phones may sell between 120-150 million units in the second half of next year, eclipsing the previous sales record set by iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

The firm believes that the new form-factor premium OLED iPhone model will encourage high-end customers to upgrades their devices while the low-end 4.7-inch model will feature wireless charging, a glass chassis and attract the lower-end of the market.

KGI reiterates what the firm has said before, in that Apple will debut three new...

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05:00
Apple extending iMac repair program to help cover...

If your 27-inch iMac hinge has been wonky, Apple is stepping in to cover it in some cases.

A new report has stated that ome 27-inch iMacs shipped between Dec. 2012 and July 2014 may stop adjusting properly and simply tilt forward,. People who paid to get their hinge fixed may have ended up spending $100 or more.

The affected hinges have apparently made cracking or popping sounds upon breaking. That would support a theory that plastic washers in spring mechanisms are suddenly giving way, unable to cope with the weight of the attached computer.

A repair program that covers the 2012 and 2013 model iMacs has been extended from three to five years from the original date of purchase. Users with a faulty iMac should be able to get their hinge...

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05:00
The Week in iOS Accessories: Kings of crowdfunding

New accessories of the week

This week’s roundup includes some cool new accessories that got their start on Kickstarter. Read on!

Accessport

The Accessport ($19 pledge on Kickstarter) is a “hi-res audio amplifier” for the iPhone 7—an audio accessory for the post-headphone-jack age. It takes the 24-bit audio signal from the phone, decodes it through a digital-to-analog converter, then amplifies and delivers the resulting high-resolution audio to your headphones. The product has already doubled its production goal on Kickstarter; delivery is scheduled for March.

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04:53
Kool Tools: Typinator 7

Ergonis Software’s (www.ergonis.com) Typinator 7, a new version of their text expander for the Mac,, boasts a long list of compelling new features and slick enhancements. It offers powerful interactive forms with multi-line text fields, alternatives, and options, assistants for easily creating even complex snippets, publishing and subscribing of sets, and more.

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04:49
Why Didn't Apple wait for Intel's new Top...

There's nothing worse than waiting to buy a new tech toy and when you do very shortly thereafter a new processor or new feature comes to market and you curse not waiting a little longer. Yes, that's progress, to a point that is. The thing is however that Apple knew Intel was going to release new higher end notebook processors at CES...

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04:48
xScope 4.3 - Onscreen graphic measurement tools.

xScope is powerful set of tools that are ideal for measuring, inspecting, and testing on-screen graphics and layouts. Its tools float above your desktop windows and can be accessed via a toolbar, menubar, and/or hot keys.

Mirror

  • Remote Viewing - Easily view Photoshop, files or windows on your iOS or AirPlay device
  • Templates - Automatically shows icon or wallpaper mockup on iOS
  • Chromeless UI - No overlaid chrome to get in the way while you work
  • Security - Toggle user authentication requests on/off via Preferences
  • Download the xScope Mirror App for iOS at http://xscopeapp.com/ios

Text

  • Powerful Search - For name or tag in any of the 100,000+ Unicode characters
  • Decipher Text - Deciphers text entities, encodings, constants, and more!
  • Convert Format - Output text as a string, entities, URL encoding, and more!
  • ...
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04:47
Voice, facial recognition to be in over 600 mobile...

A new report from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) has found that biometric authentication is now ready to move beyond fingerprints alone and use a range of identifiers, from facial recognition to voiceprints.

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04:46
UBS analyst who questioned Cook on strategy...

In the earnings call following Apple’s Q4 2016 financial results, UBS managing director Steven Milunovich asked CEO Tim Cook a rather pointed question: ‘Does Apple has a grand strategy for what it wants to do over next 3-5 years? Or does it react to the market then decide?’

Cook was widely felt to be uncomfortable with the question, and Milunovich has now explained why he asked it, and how well prepared he thinks Apple is for the future …

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04:30
Maintain serves up Cocktail 10.1.2 (Sierra Edition)

Maintain has served up Cocktail 10.1.2 (Sierra Edition), a new edition of Cocktail for users running macOS Sierra.

It’s a general purpose utility for macOS that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. The new version: adds the ability to customize the layout; addresses an issue in which Cocktail may fail to delete items from encrypted disk images; and more.

Cocktail costs $19 for a single user license and available for purchase from the Maintain website (http://www.maintain.se/cocktail). When unregistered, Cocktail runs in demo mode and will expire after the tenth launch.

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04:30
New MacBook Pro’s lack of legacy ports got you down...

If you have one of the new MacBook Pros with Touch Bar and are frustrated that all legacy ports were replaced by unified Thunderbolt 3/USB-C connectors, consider adding the $249.95 IOGEAR USB-C Docking Station with Power Delivery to your Christmas wish list.

Through a single USB-C connection, it lets you connect monitors, a full-sized keyboard and mouse, external hard drives, printers, webcams, and more. Easy to set up, the all-in-one dock serves up a total of 10 ports.

What sort of ports? USB 3.0, HDMI, audio, microphone/speaker, Ethernet and more. The IOGEAR product works flawlessly and its well designed. A USB 3.0 fast-charging port is located on the front, which means you can charge an iPhone or iPad while working with your laptop. 

IOGEAR says you can connect additional displays with HDMI and DisplayPort Multi-Stream Transport in single, mirror, or extend mode. However, though the...

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04:24
Apple iMovie 10.1.4 - Edit personal videos and share...

With an all-new design, Apple iMovie lets you enjoy your videos like never before. Browse your clips more easily, instantly share your favorite moments, and create beautiful HD movies and Hollywood-style trailers. And when you're ready to premiere on all your devices, iMovie Theater rolls out the red carpet.



Version 10.1.4:

  • Resolves a stability issue for some users who upgraded from a previous version in which they had shared movies or trailers



  • OS X 10.11.2 or later



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04:00
Daily Deal: Kinkoo Surge Protecting Power Strip With...

Three surge-protect plus, three USB ports, and one USB Type-C port! 

When you're traveling the world like I am right now, you quickly become aware of just how handy extra power outlets -- both the regular type and USB power ports -- can be. Our Apple World Today Deals Shop has a great bargain today on a Kinkoo Surge Protecting Power Strip complete with 3 plug-in outlets and 4 USB power ports (one of which is USB Type-C) for just $24.99.

It's perfect for plugging in a MacBook or two while charging a pair of iPhones and a...

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04:00
Outlook 2016 and Logs

The logs for Outlook are… Interesting… Diagnostics are difficult without logs. They used to be at ~/Library/Containers/com.microsoft.outlook/ Data/Library/Logs/ or

To enable logs, open Outlook and then click on Window and then click Sync Errors.

From there, click on the cogwheel and then check the box for “Turn on logging for troubleshooting”

Now go ahead and quit Outlook and open it again. When prompted, click “Leave Logging On” and then when you get errors, open the logs.

Once enabled, you’ll see logs at ~/Library/Group Containers/...

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04:00
Why a web browser is the wrong place to save your...

By Jeff Graber

For the average Internet user, security of passwords is often a secondary consideration, right after convenience. Most of us belong to so many different websites requiring passwords that we could never name them all, even if a gun were placed to our heads. 

Clicking that little “yes” button when our web browsers automatically ask us if we want to save our password is almost an automatic reflex reaction for some of us. But this practice is actually the worst possible method for keeping your passwords safe. Using a password management system provides infinitely more protection.

Who else has access to your computer?

All that it takes to gain access to all of your passwords is a few seconds in front of your desktop or laptop computer. If you’re in the office and walk away for a quick meeting with the boss, a colleague in the next cubicle can simply slip into our seat and access all of your secret information,...

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03:55
Apple Pay reportedly coming to Spain tomorrow for...

Apple announced at WWDC in June that Apple Pay would be coming to Spain at some point this year, and Spanish site Applesfera is reporting that the service will launch tomorrow for Banco Santander customers.

The mobile payment system Apple Pay will definitely come to Spain this Thursday, December 1, for Banco Santander customers. Several sources have confirmed to Applesfera that – barring any last-minute changes – the rollout date will be tomorrow … 

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03:30
The 10 Mac games you need to play from November 2016

November's Mac games

The holiday shopping season is in full swing, but while you’re considering gifts for friends and family, you should also treat yourself—to new Mac games. November brought another sweet stack of fresh releases, and we’ve picked out the 10 biggest and brightest games worth checking out. 

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03:17
DaisyDisk 4.3.2 - $9.99

DaisyDisk allows you to visualize your disk usage and free up disk space by quickly finding and deleting big unused files.

The program scans your disk and displays its content as a sector diagram where the biggest files and folders at once become obvious. To drill down to a folder, just click on a segment. To bubble up, click in the center. Move the mouse over the diagram and see the name and path of each file, and enclosed files (if any). Hit Space to quickly preview file content, without launching another application. In this way, walk around your disk and drag-and-drop all unneeded files into the "collector". Expand the collector to check its contents. When done, clean it up with a single click.



Version 4.3.2:

  • Improved Chinese (Traditional) localization
  • Bug fixes



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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Tuesday November 29

22:46
Apple Music marketing exec Bozoma Saint John talks...




Bozoma Saint John, global marketing executive for Apple Music and iTunes, took part in a brief interview as part of Fortune's Most Powerful Women Next Gen conference on Tuesday, offering those in attendance a lesson in self-confidence she learned as a teenager.

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21:03
Yahoo Answers gets its own standalone iOS app




Debuted clandestinely on the iOS App Store earlier this year under another name, Yahoo Answers this week launched as a standalone app providing users native access to the popular, if not entirely accurate, Q&A site.

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20:59
Dropbox 15.4.22 - Cloud backup and synchronization...

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

Note: You must first sign up to use Dropbox.

The Dropbox application is available for OS X, Windows, and Linux. A video on the site explains more.



Version 15.4.22:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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20:59
Typinator 7.0 - Speedy and reliable text expansion...

Typinator turbo-charges your typing productivity.

Type a little. Typinator does the rest.

We've all faced projects that require repetitive typing tasks. With Typinator, you can store commonly used text and images in quick keywords and abbreviations. From email templates to code snippets to website URLs, there's no easier way to recreate repetitive text at a moment's notice.

Workflow-Friendly Features

  • Uncomplicated configuration. Quickly and easily create abbreviations and assign replacement text and pictures.
  • Simplified migration. If you already use TextExpander, TypeIt4Me, or a similar app, you can migrate to the highly praised Typinator using simple drag-and-drop importation methods.
  • Conversion options. Instantly convert currency values, measurement units and more.
  • Extensive app compatibility. Your text...
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20:59
SteerMouse 5.0.2 - Powerful third-party mouse driver...

SteerMouse is an advanced driver for USB and Bluetooth mice. It also supports Apple Mighty Mouse very well.

SteerMouse can assign various functions to buttons that Apple's software does not allow, including double-clicks, modifier clicks, application switching, assignment of shortcut keys, "snap to" cursor movement, which moves the cursor to target (such as an OK button), and more.

SteerMouse lets you control the cursor's Sensitivity on top of the Tracking Speed. (Apple's software only allows adjustment for the Tracking Speed.) By adjusting both configurations, you can customize the ideal setting for the cursor to fit the movements of your hand.



Version 5.0.2:

  • Increased the maximum value of the cursor sensitivity to 1950.
  • Problem solved where modifier keys of keyboard shortcuts would get stuck.
  • Problem solved where Dock and menu items would not respond to the mouse cursor on certain mice.
  • ...
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20:59
TrailRunner 3.8.824 - Route planning for hiking,...

TrailRunner is the perfect companion for runners, bikers, hikers, and all people wandering under the sky. Plan routes on a geographical map. Import GPS or workout recordings and journalize your activities in a diary.

Features

  • View maps and elevation data from Internet mapping services like USGS topo maps.
  • Import GPS recordings from Trails, iTrail and 321Run for iPhone.
  • Import workouts from the Nike + iPod Sport Kit.
  • Import tracks and workouts from GPS fitness devices like the Garmin ForeRunner or Garmin Edge.
  • Import/Export TCX, GPX, and KML files.
  • Describe favorite tracks and rate them with iTunes stars.
  • Plan routes interactively or automatically for a given distance.
  • Export route directions onto your iPod.
  • Journalize workouts in a diary, see your progress in a history chart.
  • Publish a WebLog to MobileMe.

Note: While the software...

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20:59
Cocktail 10.1.2 - General maintenance and...

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

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



Version 10.1.2:

  • Added ability to customize the layout - change the number of rows and columns of icons - of Launchpad (Interface - Misc)
  • Addresses an issue in which Cocktail may fail to display Time Machine log (System - Time Machine)
  • Addresses an issue in which Cocktail may fail to delete...
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20:59
FotoMagico 5.2.3 - Powerful slideshow creator with...

FotoMagico lets you create professional slideshows from your photos and music with just a few, simple mouse clicks. It sports a very clean and intuitive yet powerful user interface. High image quality, fast performance, and user flexibility were some of the design goals for this application.

Features

  • Create the most spectacular slideshows
    • Scale, move, rotate, zoom or pan around your images to highlight that part that matters the most.
    • Your slides fit together perfectly with the new, gorgeous transitions.
    • Provide more meaning with subtle titles here and there.
  • Present a breathtaking show
    • Your slideshow uses the best possible resolution of your presentation device.
    • Use large displays, HDTV screens and other high resolution devices.
    • Even on a VGA projector, your photos will look better with FotoMagico.
  • Your audience will want to take it home
    • ...
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20:59
Live Home 3D Pro 3.1 - $69.99

Live Home 3D Pro, a successor of Live Interior 3D, is the powerful yet intuitive home design software that lets you build the house of your dreams right on your Mac. It has every feature of Live Home 3D, plus some exclusive ones:

  • 2D-elevation view
  • Build three and more stories buildings
  • Additional tools (building block, custom roof)
  • Integrated furniture editing in SketchUp
  • Light editor
  • Camera settings (field-of-view, projection)
  • Advanced material editor
  • Up to Ultra HD video walkthroughs
  • Up to 16Kx16K still shots
  • Up to 8192x4096 panorama images

View video tutorials

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20:50
Apple Music exec Bozoma Saint John interviewed at...

Apple Music exec Bozoma Saint John was in attendance Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit this evening. Saint John, who joined Apple through the Beats Music acquisition, has become one of the more vocal members of the Apple Music team and earlier this year, a “power lunch” with her was auctioned off for $10,500.

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20:05
Yahoo quietly launches new app for Yahoo Answers on...

To very little fanfare, Yahoo today released a new mobile application for its Yahoo Answers Q&A service. Yahoo had quietly been testing the service under a different name, Yahoo Hive, but it has since rebranded the app to Yahoo Answers Now and made it fall more inline with the web version (via TechCrunch).

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19:24
Apple Music student memberships now available in...




Apple on Tuesday expanded Apple Music student membership eligibility to include more than 30 markets, with the latest round of additions extending the subscription tier to countries like Canada, China, India and more.

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18:39
British MP urges schools to confiscate iPads, says...




A British Conservative Party politician is calling on educators to prohibit the use of, and if necessary confiscate, iPads during daily lessons in a bid to keep students focused on academic pursuits.

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18:11
Apple Music student pricing comes to over 20 new...

Apple today rolled out the student discount tier of Apple Music to over 20 new countries around the globe. As noted by The Financial Post, Apple Music’s student discount offering is now available in Canada, Italy, Japan, and 22 other countries. With today’s new additions, the tier is available in over 30 countries in total.

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17:33
Apple Music Student Pricing Expands to 25 More...

Apple today began offering Apple Music Student Memberships in 25 additional countries around the world, cutting the cost of an Apple Music subscription by approximately 50 percent for students enrolled in a college or university. The discounts provided to students vary based on country.

Apple Music Student Membership plans appear to be available as of today in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Chile, Colombia, Finland, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Switzerland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates.

Student pricing was already available in the United States, Australia, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom following the May 2016 debut of the student program. Student Memberships are...

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16:37
Apple updates Final Cut Pro X with minor bug fixes




Apple on Tuesday pushed out a minor update for its premiere video editing tool Final Cut Pro X, addressing library and Paste Attributes issues, among other feature fixes.

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16:30
Mirai botnet targets Deutsche Telekom routers in...

The German Office for Information Security confirmed on Tuesday that not only had nearly a million routers on the Deutsche Telekom (DT) network been recently attacked but that the assault was part of a larger campaign stretching across the world.

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15:33
Philips Hue app adds iPad support, 3D Touch widgets...




Philips on Tuesday pushed out an update for its Hue connected lightbulb and accessories controller app, adding iPad support and new home screen widgets for iPhone users running iOS 10.

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15:21
iPhone 8 Dreaming in Full Swing


Apple's latest iPhone was barely out of the gate when rumors began percolating about the company's next new phone. Although the iPhone 7 garnered mostly tepid reviews, initial inventories sold out quickly, and the company had to scramble to meet demand. That demand may have peaked, though, which may be why chasers of the next big thing are looking down the road. "Next year being the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone, Apple will come out with something special," said tech analyst Wayne Lam.

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15:01
Apple lures Wired’s creative director into its fold

Billy Sorrentino, Wired magazine’s creative director, has announced his departure. A Wired rep says Sorrentino will be joining Apple’s design team, but wouldn’t offer more detail, reports recode.

Sorrentino’s official title at Wired since 2013 was Head of Creative. His bio at the magazine says his job put him in charge of “the brand’s four creative departments — design, photo, video, and production, and is responsible for cross-channel brand presence, including print, web, digital editions, mobile, social media, retail, and live events.”

Before Wired, Sorrentino was the design director at Condé Nast’s Editorial Development Group, a development-focused editorial skunkworks tasked with leading the company’s digital publishing strategy. In less than two years, Sorrentino and team partnered with the leaders of Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair...

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14:59
Apple hires Wired magazine creative director to...




Apple is adding a new member to its design team, as Billy Sorrentino, Wired magazine's Head of Creative, on Tuesday announced he will depart the publication to take on an undisclosed role at the Cupertino tech giant.

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14:18
Notable apps and app updates for Nov. 29, 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.

macOS Apps/Updates

Ergonis Software’s Typinator 7, a new version of their text expander for the Mac,, boasts a long list of compelling new features and slick enhancements. It offers interactive forms with multi-line text fields, alternatives, and options, assistants for creating complex snippets, publishing and subscribing of sets, and more.

Typinator 7 requires macOS 10.6 or later. It can be purchased on the Ergonis Software website. The upgrade to Typinator 7.0 is free for anyone who purchased a license for Typinator 6.x on or after Jan. 1, 2016. Upgrade paths are available for owners of older licenses. For information about purchases, including enterprise licenses, volume...

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14:17
The Apple Daily Report for Nov. 29, 2016

The AWT News Update is on hiatus while my compadre, Steve, takes a road trip. In its place, I’ll offer a text-only (no podcast) summary of breaking stories with a tip o’ my hat to my former website, Apple Daily Report.

Apple has internally announced it will issue a refund to customers who previously paid for an iMac display hinge replacement or repair, according to a recently updated service document obtained by MacRumors. These repairs could often cost upwards of $100, according to reports from affected users. 

A recent Freedom of Information Act filing has revealed that Apple's ambitions still extend into cardiac monitoring technologies, with meetings scheduled between the Apple Watch maker and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over...

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14:13
Apple taps Wired Magazine’s creative director to...

According to a new report from Recode, Apple has recently hired one of the top editors from Wired to join its design team. Billy Sorrentino is Wired’s creative director and while the publication confirmed that he will be joining Apple’s design team, it couldn’t offer more details or specifics at this point.

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14:12
Apple releases Final Cut Pro X 10.3.1 with bug fixes

Apple has issued a minor update for Final Cut Pro X 10.3 to squash several bugs. The 197MB update, which comes shortly after the major 10.3 release, fixes issues related to updating libraries, and more. more…

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13:56
New developer solution aims to help companies bring...

HomeKit-connected accessories have gradually become more affordable and plentiful since the technology was first introduced, but there’s still room for improvement. Looking to remedy some of the problems with Apple’s connected home platform, Silicon Labs is today announcing a new initiative that it hopes will make it both cheaper and easier for developers to create HomeKit accessories.

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13:51
UBS Analysts Forecast Strong iPhone 7 Plus Sales...

UBS Hardware analyst Arthur Hsieh notes in his recent analysis of Apple's iPhone sales states that they believe that Apple has sold ...

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13:35
Facebook launches Instant Games on Messenger for iOS...




Facebook on Tuesday launched Instant Games, a series of titles that can be played in the Messenger iOS and Android apps, or through the company's website.

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13:27
Tip of the Day: Tracking Your Sleep in iOS 10

Although the iPhone’s Clock app doesn’t often see many changes, Apple snuck an interesting new feature into iOS 10 that allows your iPhone to perform basic sleep tracking without any additional accessories. In the app, you’ll find a new Bedtime section that lets you set up bedtime reminders and wakeup alarms that work separately from the normal clock alarms....

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13:20
Review: IK Multimedia iLoud Micro Monitor

IK Multimedia's new iLoud Micro Monitor is the company's second foray into the speaker market, building on its impressive 2013 iLoud in the form of a pair of monitors which can be used with a variety of sources, ranging from Bluetooth to traditional wired inputs, with a design that remains focused for use in a small home or project studio environment. Much like IK Multimedia's original iLoud, the new iLoud Micro Monitor is engineered to provide unblemished, sonically accurate reference sound with no coloration — the kind of transparency that serious musicians and audio engineers are looking for.{/exp:char_limit}
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12:49
Hands-on: Monowear stainless steel, leather, nylon,...

If you took advantage of one of the many recent Apple Watch deals over at 9to5Toys, then you may find yourself in the market for a new band or two. There are many third-party band options available for the Apple Watch, but I’ve always enjoyed some of the offerings from Monowear.

If you’re looking for a stylish third-party Apple Watch band option, then check out our hands-on video featuring Monowear’s metal, leather, nylon active, and ceramic bands. more…

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12:48
The U.S. Court of Appeals has Rejected Samsung'...

In October Patently Apple posted a report titled "Court Rules Samsung Intentionally Infringed Apple Patents & Orders Increased Judgement to be considered." Samsung wanted another hearing and the court has rejected that request

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12:40
Apple to refund iMac hinge repairs as Belgium &...




Apple will issue refunds to some iMac owners who had to pay for recent hinge repairs, a report said on Tuesday. In Belgium and Norway, meanwhile, the company has added carrier billing as option for iTunes and App Store purchases.

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12:31
Using the Universal Audio API 2500 Bus Compressor

I love a great compressor in my mixes. Universal Audio has the best audio plug-ins on the market and the new API 2500 Bus Compressor is no exception. There is a video on the page, as well as audio examples.

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12:03
Supply chain data suggests Apple slightly cutting...




A new supply chain report suggest that Apple may be reigning in build orders for iPhone 7 family of devices, potentially putting some year-over-year growth projections in danger.

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12:00
Facebook Denies Ransomware Infiltration


Facebook has denied that its network and Messenger app were being used to spread ransomware to its users, contradicting the claims of Check Point researchers Roman Ziakin and Dikla Barda.
The two researchers last week reported they had discovered a new method for delivering malicious code to machines, which they dubbed "ImageGate." Threat actors had found a way to embed malicious code into an image, they said. Due to a flaw in the social media infrastructure, infected images are downloaded to a user's machine, Ziakin and Barda explained.

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11:54
Uber defends its business model in Europe

The ride-hailing app, which expanded into Europe five years ago, has come under attack from established taxi companies and some EU countries because it is not bound by strict local licensing and safety rules which apply to some of its competitors.

Uber’s dispute with Barcelona’s main taxi operator, which in 2014 accused it of running an illegal taxi service via its UberPOP service, is seen as a landmark case which could lead the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) to label it a transport company rather than a digital service.

That is the crux of the argument—is Uber a transport or digital company? Arguments can be made for both sides. I haven’t used a taxi since Uber and Lyft started offering their service. All the legal arguments aside, the app-based services are much better, friendlier, and professional than any taxi service I’ve ever used.

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11:48
Cyber Monday sales biggest online shopping day in U....

Shoppers spent $3.45 billion on Cyber Monday on Samsung 4K TVs, PlayStation 4s and Barbie dolls among other products, marking the largest online sales day in U.S. history.

Top-selling electronics by units on the day include Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox gaming consoles as well as Samsung 4K TVs, Apple iPhones and Amazon’s Fire tablets.

Wow, that is a lot of money. I find it interesting that many of the electronic items are in the high-end category, but yet Amazon’s Fire tablet made the list. It makes me wonder how consumers view the tablet category.

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11:42
Leftovers: Here are the best Apple deals still going...




Cyber Monday has come and gone, and with it, some great flash deals and many stock-outs. But dozens of killer offers still remain, such as exclusive savings on 2016 MacBook Pros, 12" MacBooks, and even $450 off a Thunderbolt display.

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11:30
How to watch Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming...

Netflix on a flight? No way, you say? The idea has seemed out of reach for years, because Netflix doesn’t let its U.S. subscribers download video for offline viewing.

However, rumors suggest customers in countries with unreliable broadband may soon get the feature. Meanwhile, in-flight Wi-Fi provider Gogo is working to upgrade the speed of its service on airplanes to support streaming video. Other competitors, including Viasat, offer fast, video-friendly service via satellite. And Amazon Prime members can download some Prime video to their mobile devices...

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11:20
Boot Camp Might Damage Speakers on 2016 MacBook Pro

An anonymous reader writes:One of the things an Apple Mac can do that Windows 10 machines can't do -- at least easily and completely legally -- is run both Windows and MacOS. Interestingly, it's Apple's Boot Camp utility that makes this feat possible, which essentially enables Macs of all flavors to boot directly to Windows 10 and use the Mac as if it were a Windows machine. Usually, this is a fairly straightforward process that works well, with the resulting Boot Camp configuration doing fairly well at mimicking a Windows 10 machine with a few hardware limitations. As of the 2016 MacBook Pro machines, however, it appears that Boot Camp might be causing some serious and uncharacteristic audio issues. It appears that the new speakers running on the refreshed MacBook Pro line aren't working so well with the obsolete drivers provided in the current version of MacOS Sierra Boot Camp. Users are reporting the issue on all models of the 2016 MacBook Pro, and they are not experiencing the...

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11:15
Jumpstart your automated home with these discounted...




Researchers claim that only about 6 percent of U.S. homes currently have some form of home automation facilitated by iOS devices, which isn't surprising given the higher costs of these emerging technologies. Here's a look at how you can take advantage of the holiday sales to get in on the trend while on a budget.

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11:09
Samsung's 2017 Galaxy S8 will substantially...

In the aftermath of the discontinuance of the Samsung Note7 over fire issues, Samsung has allowed a steady stream of news leaks about their new Galaxy S8 that is due to debut in Spain in late February at the Mobile World Congress annual event. Today a new Korean tech report reveals another piece of the S8 puzzle, and it relates to adding autofocus to the smartphone's selfie front-side camera.

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11:07
SteerMouse 5.0.2 - Powerful third-party mouse driver...

SteerMouse is an advanced driver for USB and Bluetooth mice. It also supports Apple Mighty Mouse very well.

SteerMouse can assign various functions to buttons that Apple's software does not allow, including double-clicks, modifier clicks, application switching, assignment of shortcut keys, "snap to" cursor movement, which moves the cursor to target (such as an OK button), and more.

SteerMouse lets you control the cursor's Sensitivity on top of the Tracking Speed. (Apple's software only allows adjustment for the Tracking Speed.) By adjusting both configurations, you can customize the ideal setting for the cursor to fit the movements of your hand.



Version 5.0.2:

  • Increased the maximum value of the cursor sensitivity to 1950.
  • Problem solved where modifier keys of keyboard shortcuts would get stuck.
  • Problem solved where Dock and menu items would not respond to the mouse cursor on certain mice.
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10:50
iPhone 8 rumors: Wireless charging in 3 all-glass...

People are still lining up to snag a brand new iPhone 7, but that won’t stop anyone from speculating about next year’s iPhone. Why so early? Well, 2017 marks the iPhone’s 10th birthday, so Apple is reportedly gearing up to make its anniversary edition extra special.

We’ll keep track of the latest rumors and how plausible they are, and we’ll put them in one spot (this one!) so you can bookmark this link and just pop on over when you want to read the latest.

If you passed on the iPhone 7 to wait for the iPhone 8—or whatever name Apple decides to use—it sounds like next year’s phone could be the design refresh you were waiting for. Just don’t expect the headphone jack to return.

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10:33
Apple announces winter iTunes Connect downtime...




Apple has reminded developers that the annual iTunes Connect winter closure is approaching, with the 2016 holiday scheduled for Dec. 23 through Dec. 27.

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10:31
Apple confirms annual App Store review downtime for...

Apple confirmed today that iTunes Connect will be unavailable for a five-day period lasting from December 23 to 27. The pre-announced shut down is part of Apple’s annual time off period for app reviewers at the company.

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10:04
How to upgrade your holiday lights with HomeKit for...

Apple’s HomeKit feature makes automating and remotely controlling your holiday lights super simple, and iOS 10’s new Home app makes setting it all up this year easier than ever before. With one or two affordable accessories and an iPhone or iPad, you can put HomeKit and Siri to work and forget about fiddly timers or unplugging and plugging lights back in for a month.

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10:00
Kwikset debuts Kevo Convert smartlock, Canary brings...




Kwikset this week announced a new smartlock, the Kevo Convert, while security camera maker Canary brought its software to the iPad and the Apple TV.

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10:00
Get Your Apps Ready for the Holidays

The busiest season on the App Store is almost here. Make sure your apps are up-to-date and ready for the winter holidays. New apps and app updates will not be accepted December 23 to 27 (Pacific Time), so any releases should be submitted, approved, and scheduled in advance. Other iTunes Connect and developer account features will remain available.

Learn more about preparing apps for the App Store.

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10:00
Get Your Apps Ready for the Holidays

The busiest season on the App Store is almost here. Make sure your apps are up-to-date and ready for the winter holidays. New apps and app updates will not be accepted December 23 to 27 (Pacific Time), so any releases should be submitted, approved, and scheduled in advance. Other iTunes Connect and developer account features will remain available.

Learn more about preparing apps for the App Store.

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10:00
It's Not Just You, iCloud Calendar Spam is On...

New submitter petersike writes: If you're using iCloud to sync your calendar across your devices, chances are you just received a bunch of spammy invites over the last few days. Many users are reporting fake events about Black Friday 'deals' coming from Chinese users. If you're looking for cheap Ray-Ban or Louis Vuitton knockoffs, you might find these invites useful. Otherwise, you might be wondering: why is this a thing? If you use your calendar for work, you already rely on calendar invites to invite other people to meetings and events. All major calendar backends support this feature -- Google Calendar, Microsoft Exchange and Apple's iCloud. And it's quite a convenient feature as you only need to enter an email address to send these invitations. You don't need to be in the same company or even in your recipient's address book. But it's also yet another inbox -- and like every inbox out there, it can get abused.

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09:46
9to5Toys Lunch Break: $50 off SONOS speakers,...

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.

TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Amazon and other retailers extend up to $50 discounts on Sonos speakers, including PLAY:3, 5, PLAYBAR and SUB

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09:44
Episode 13.5 of the MacAdmins Podcast: Live from...
09:35
Episode 15 of the MacAdmins Podcast: Autopkg, Trust...
09:27
MyScript’s new handwriting recognition SDK...

MyScript (http://myscript.com) has announced the availability of the latest Software Development Kit, SDK8, for use by software developers and OEMs [original equipment manufacturers] alike.

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09:17
Some MacBook Pro, MacBook Air & Mac mini models...

Remember, “obsolete” doesn’t mean “will stop working”.

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09:12
Dropbox 15.4.22 - Cloud backup and synchronization...

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

Note: You must first sign up to use Dropbox.

The Dropbox application is available for OS X, Windows, and Linux. A video on the site explains more.



Version 15.4.22:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.6 or later



Download Now]]>

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09:00
Merging intelligence with productivity—a demo tour...

On today’s Microsoft Mechanics, we look at the latest in intelligent Office app experiences spanning PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook and the browser. Ben Walters presents how Office can bring in intelligence via the Microsoft Graph, Azure Machine Learning and Delve to save you time.

Ben kicks off his demonstration with PowerPoint Designer, a new way to automatically design slide layouts when importing pictures or other visual elements. Designer now also works with text-based lists to apply visual formats. Going beyond slide design and formatting, Ben also highlights PowerPoint QuickStarter, which uses the Microsoft Graph to pull in content ideas and photos, creating a great starting point for your presentations.

In Word, we take a look at Word Tap, a new feature that also uses intelligence with Delve to bring in recent content like charts and graphs. Within Word, Ben also shows how machine learning can also help improve writing by looking for word redundancies,...

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09:00
New to Office 365 in November—new collaboration...

Today’s post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team.

This month, we’re announcing several updates to the Office apps to help you easily and effectively collaborate with others. This includes real-time co-authoring in PowerPoint, the ability to upload attachments to the cloud directly from Outlook and other collaboration capabilities.

Expanding real-time co-authoring to PowerPoint

When we launched Office 2016 last year, we said we would expand real-time co-authoring to more of our native apps beyond Word on Windows desktops. We are excited to announce that real-time co-authoring...

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09:00
Facebook Instant Games puts games right smack in the...

Facebook’s new Instant Games platform is as much about reorienting its social empire back toward gaming as much as it is cutting out the mobile apps that have threatened its hegemony on phones and tablets.

The new Instant Games platform, launched Tuesday, is an HTML5-based gaming platform that eliminates the need to download the recent Facebook Gameroom app. Seventeen games—including arcade classics as Space Invaders and Pac-Man as well as more modern games like EverWing and Words with Friends: Frenzy — can now be launched directly from your News Feed, rather than forcing users to dig them out from the left-hand sidebar. More importantly, in-app games can now be launched within both the Facebook mobile apps as well as Messenger—again, without the...

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08:57
Apple Offering Refunds to Customers Who Paid for...

Apple has internally announced it will issue a refund to customers who previously paid for an iMac display hinge replacement or repair, according to a recently updated service document obtained by MacRumors. These repairs could often cost upwards of $100, according to reports from affected users.

Apple's service document acknowledges some 27-inch iMacs shipped between December 2012 and July 2014 may be affected by an issue with the display hinge, resulting in the screen no longer adjusting and continuously tilting forward. The issue appears to be limited to late 2012 and late 2013 models in particular.

The issue has been frequently reported by dozens of users on the Apple Support Communities, MacRumors discussion forums, and elsewhere on the web,...

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08:50
Amazon working on touchscreen Echo speaker with...




Raising the bar even before Apple's rumored entry into the "smartspeaker" market, Amazon is at work on a new "Echo-like" model which will have a 7-inch touchscreen and high-end audio, a report said on Tuesday.

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08:44
The Australian Bank Cartel is denied the Ability to...

To say that Apple is having trouble getting Apple Pay off the ground successfully in Australia would be an understatement. Back in December 2015 it was reported that Apple was struggling to persuade Australia's big banks to sign up for its Apple Pay mobile payment system. The banks went to the Australian Commission to force Apple to open up their Apple Pay APIs so that they could have their own financial wallets on Apple's iPhone. Today the banks were told by the commission that they're unlikely to win their case against Apple.

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08:15
Second Samsung appeal bid on $119.6 million iPhone...




The U.S. Court of Appeals has denied Samsung's bid for a second re-hearing of the storied 2014 patent trial with apple, covering auto-correct, quick links, and slide-to-unlock, and is now on the hook for the $119.6 million ruling.

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08:05
News: Report shows Apple interested in heart...

Emails obtained by MobiHealthNews show Apple has been meeting with the FDA since July about two cardiac monitoring products. In the messages, Apple lawyer Robin Goldstein discussed “an introductory meeting where we will want to talk about two possible (and related) products in the cardiac space, as well as the associated regulatory and quality systems and requirements.” The emails don’t contain any information about the products,…

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08:03
Cocktail 10.1.2 - General maintenance and...

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

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



Version 10.1.2:

  • Added ability to customize the layout - change the number of rows and columns of icons - of Launchpad (Interface - Misc)
  • Addresses an issue in which Cocktail may fail to display Time Machine log (System - Time Machine)
  • Addresses an issue in which Cocktail may fail to delete...
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07:59
As Apple shows interest in AR/VR, PlayStation VR...




The latest --?and more affordable -- high-profile entrant into the emerging virtual reality space, PlayStation VR, is off to a successful start, suggesting consumers are more interested in advanced VR technology if it's available in a simple and economical product.

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07:58
Canary home security cam bringing your footage to...

The Canary home security cam is a simple and affordable way to monitor activity at home from your iPhone while you’re away, and now you’ll be able to check in from even more places. Canary is updating its software to work with the Apple TV as well as the iPad for the first time.

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07:49
FotoMagico 5.2.3 - Powerful slideshow creator with...

FotoMagico lets you create professional slideshows from your photos and music with just a few, simple mouse clicks. It sports a very clean and intuitive yet powerful user interface. High image quality, fast performance, and user flexibility were some of the design goals for this application.

Features

  • Create the most spectacular slideshows
    • Scale, move, rotate, zoom or pan around your images to highlight that part that matters the most.
    • Your slides fit together perfectly with the new, gorgeous transitions.
    • Provide more meaning with subtle titles here and there.
  • Present a breathtaking show
    • Your slideshow uses the best possible resolution of your presentation device.
    • Use large displays, HDTV screens and other high resolution devices.
    • Even on a VGA projector, your photos will look better with FotoMagico.
  • Your audience will want to take it home
    • ...
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07:32
News: Apple wins initial victory against Australian...

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a preliminary ruling against a group of Australian banks who wanted Apple to open up the iPhone’s NFC controller for use with their mobile payment systems. The banks had asked for the right to collectively bargain with Apple to negotiate for access to the iOS platform and for the ability to pass Apple Pay fees on to the service’s users, but in the draft determination, Chairman…

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07:30
∞ The Coca Cola ribbon bottle

[VIDEO] I’m a sucker for great design and clever marketing. Back in December of 2013, Coca Cola experimented with a so-called gift bottle. Every winter since, Coke brings back the gift bottles and slowly expands the market in which they are found.

Have you encountered any of these bottles in your neck of the woods? Keep an eye out.

In the meantime, enjoy the original ribbon bottle video, in the main Loop post.

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07:25
Jean-Louis Gassée: The Macintosh endgame

Jean-Louis Gassée, Monday Note:

There’s more to the Mac’s future than its current good numbers. After enjoying a good time in the sun, the Mac is on the same downward slope as the rest of the PC market.

What do you do when your business is part of a declining world? Do you decrease prices to gain market share? Bad idea, this is the PC clone makers’ race to the bottom, a game in which everyone loses as products become commoditized, undifferentiated, and, ultimately, worthless.

Jean-Louis explores the possibility of a last Mac, as the market abandons the PC and settles for good on touch screen phones and tablets. I’m a hardcore Mac user, and i don’t see such a product (even enhanced by 3rd party add-ons) that would provide an experience superior to my Mac.

That said, I would not bet against such a product eventually arriving. If I had an iOS device that had the right keyboard and pointing device (so I could keep my hands on the keyboard, with a touchpad in...

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07:25
Apple to Obsolete Select 2009 to 2011 Macs at End of...

Apple plans to add select 2009 to 2011 model Macs to its vintage and obsolete products list on December 31, 2016, according to an internal memo seen by MacRumors.

The following Macs will be classified as either vintage or obsolete in the United States, Canada, Japan, Europe, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific region:

MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011)

• MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2011)

Mac mini (Early 2009)

• MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2009)

The aforementioned Macs will no longer be eligible for hardware service or new parts from Apple or Apple Authorized Service Providers, except in Turkey and California, where Apple will continue to provide repairs and documentation for up to two years, or December 31, 2018 in this case, as required by local...

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07:13
The new MacBook Pro is kind of great for hackers

Adam Geitgey:

I’m not here to change your mind about the MacBook Pro. Yes, it’s probably too expensive and more RAM is better than less RAM. But everyone posting complaints without actually using a MBP for a few weeks is missing out on all the clever things you can do because it is built on USB-C. Over the past week or two with a new MacBook Pro (15in, 2.9ghz, TouchBar), I’ve been constantly surprised with how USB-C makes new things possible. It’s a kind of a hacker’s dream.

Great article. Part of it focuses on the fact that the author’s phone is a Google Pixel and has a USB-C port, so he can use a single charger to charge his phone and his Mac. But there’s more to the piece than that.

For example:

If you get any of the new USB-C compatible monitors (pretty much every vendor has at least one now), you only need to plug one single cable into your MBP.

You can then plug all your other devices into your monitor and everything flows over one USB-C to...

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07:00
Recent Apple emails with FDA reveal interest with...




A recent Freedom of Information Act filing has revealed that Apple's ambitions still extend into cardiac monitoring technologies, with meetings scheduled between the Apple Watch maker and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over the summer of 2016 regarding a pair of devices.

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07:00
The Trail's destination doesn't justify...

Free-to-play games often look appealing, but it’s difficult to know at a glance whether the business model is insidious and fun ruining, or reasonable and worth pumping a few bucks into. With Freemium Field Test, we’ll take a recent free-to-play iOS game, put it through its paces, and let you know if it’s really worth your time (and money). 

“Walking simulator” is a term used to deride games like Gone Home, Dear Esther, and Firewatch—all critically acclaimed, first-person experiences that get slammed by some gaming aficionados for focusing on storytelling over complex interactions....

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06:58
Best Mac and iPhone repair tools

This is a pretty solid article. Some excellent holiday gift ideas for the techie on your list.

Personally, I swear by this iFixit Tool kit. I’ve owned it for years, done tons of Mac/iPhone and non-Apple repairs with it and it’s never let me down.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:57
Apple’s Siri gets first official movie tie-in w/...

Apple from time to time updates Siri with new responses to make sure the voice assistant is up to date on pop culture and answering your questions as intelligently as possible. But this is the first we’ve heard of a partnership with a film studio in order to promote a movie release, in this case Universal Pictures’ ‘The Secret Life of Pets’.

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06:50
Two Touch Bar apps that let you switch between and...

Tim Hardwick, Mac Rumors:

One limitation of the Touch Bar discovered by TouchSwitcher’s developer is that only one non-system control can be displayed in the right-hand strip, meaning other Apple apps compete for the same space.

Both apps are pushing the boundaries a bit, but I applaud the Touch Bar experimentation.

Looking forward to Touch Bar becoming the standard across the entire Mac product line. How about an external Touch Bar keyboard?

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06:48
Israel's biggest mobile phone operator brings...

Cellcom, Israel's biggest mobile phone operator, is bringing its Cellcom TV Internet TV service to the fourth generation Apple TV, notes Reuters. The company also launched a Cellcom TV app.

Cellcom says it will be the first in Israel to offer its multi-channel television, including broadcast channels and video on demand content, on Apple TV's streaming service at no extra charge. The company is a newcomer to the Israeli television market. Seeking new streams of revenue, it launched a low price,

Cellcom has now surpassed 100,000 subscribers. It added 12,000 subscribers in the last quarter.

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06:43
KGI predicting 2017 record sales year for iPhone

Benjamin Mayo, 9to5mac:

Apple is ramping for its biggest iPhone sales success ever next year, according to KGI. Its estimates suggest that the new iPhones in 2017, expected to comprise three new models, will empower Apple growth with ‘unprecedented’ demand. KGI expects the new phones may sell between 120-150 million units in the second half of next year, eclipsing the previous sales record set by iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

The new form-factor premium OLED iPhone will likely encourage high-end customers to upgrade their device and the low-end new 4.7-inch iPhone model (with wireless charging and a glass chassis) will be attractive to the lower-end of the smartphone market.

Doomed.

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06:40
Silicon Labs’s new SDK supports Apple HomeKit

Silicon Labs has introduced a Bluetooth software solution that enables developers to create Apple HomeKit-enabled accessories. Available as a library with clean, easy-to-use APIs, the Bluetooth 4.2-compliant software is pre-tested and certified by Apple.

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06:29
Israel's Cellcom brings internet TV service to...




Major Israeli carrier Cellcom is bringing its internet TV service, Cellcom TV, to the fourth-generation Apple TV, in what could potentially be an important sales driver for the set-top.

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06:27
iBooks StoryTime Brings Read-Aloud Books to Apple TV

Want your kids to turn off the TV and open a book? Apple’s release of iBooks StoryTime for Apple TV just gave your kids a counter-argument.

 

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06:25
Apple files for a patent to improve video streaming

Apple is investigating methods to improve video streaming on its macOS, iOS, and tvOS devices as evidenced by a patent filing with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

Patent number 9,508,390 is for “trick play in digital video streaming.” A system and methods for improved playback of a video stream are presented. Video snippets are identified that include a number of consecutive frames for playback. Snippets may be evenly temporally spaced in the video stream or may be content adaptive. 

Then the first frame of a snippet may be selected as the first frame of a scene or other appropriate stopping point. Scene detection, object detection, motion detection, video metadata, or other information generated during encoding or decoding of the video stream may aid in appropriate snippet selection.

In then patent filing, Apple notes that one of the problems with navigating through video content is that it can be difficult to press play at precisely...

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06:23
How to Stop iCloud Calendar Spam

A “helpful” feature of iCloud lets spammers insert ads into your calendar as event invitations. Andy Affleck explains how spammers are exploiting iCloud and what you can do to stop it.

 

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06:12
Analyst: the 2017 will have a glass casing and...

In a note to clients — as noted by MacRumors — KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says the 2017 iPhone will sport a glass casing with wireless charging. Previously, he has said this was “likely.” Now he’s apparently convinced it’s going to happen.

“Our rationale is as follows: (1) the OLED model may trigger replacement demand among high-end users given its completely all-new-design form factor and notably superior specs in comparison to the TFT-LCD models; and (2) the new 4.7” iPhone, featuring glass casing and wireless charging, looks well positioned to tap replacement demand at the entry level.”

Next year will be the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. While it’s likely the next iPhone will be dubbed the “iPhone 8” (as the current model is the iPhone 7), some folks speculate that Apple could call it the “iPhone 10” in honor of the 10th anniversary.

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06:00
Version 5.4 of the Archiware P5 product suite...

Archiware has launched version 5.4 of the Archiware P5 product suite, including archiving to Amazon S3 cloud services and integrated preview creation using professional converter tools. Cloud services are integrated, with additional services to be added in future releases.

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: HyperDrive USB Type-C 5-in-1 Hub

For Tuesday’s iLounge Deal, you can pick up the HyperDrive USB Type-C 5-in-1 Hub for only $39.95 — that’s 20% off the regular price. This compact and portable hub lets you easily expand your new MacBook Pro’s USB-C ports, adding two standard USB 3.0 type-A ports, along with SDXC, microSDXC, and an extra USB-C port. Pass-through charging also means you can leave everything at your desk connected to the hub and easily “dock…

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05:56
KGI Rumor Now Claims that Wireless Charging is...

Another KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo rumor has emerged stating that Apple's next-generation 4.7-inch iPhone will feature glass casing with wireless charging. The KGI report doesn't cover the 5.5 or 5.8" iPhone Plus model. Whether that means that Foxconn will ,,,

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05:52
MacBook Pro Diary: Temporary dongle hell as I...

My shiny new maxed-out 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar finally arrived yesterday, and it was time to migrate everything from my old Mac.

I wrote in the first piece that I was wasn’t overly concerned about the port situation, though did recognize that it wouldn’t be an entirely painless transition.

I’m pretty relaxed about the all-USB-C ports. Leaving older standards behind always involves a certain amount of pain, but I’m a pragmatist and a gadget guy. When a better standard comes along, it makes sense to use it, and as Apple isn’t the only company going all-in on USB-C, there’s no shortage of accessories for the new standard.

You could argue that a mix of ports would be useful, but that would be true for maybe the first year of ownership. After that, we’d be moaning...

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05:42
Cascable Transfer for the Mac lets you import photos...

Cascable AB has introduced Cascable Transfer for macOS. It’s a tool for wirelessly importing photos from your WiFi-enabled Canon, Nikon, Olympus or Sony camera directly into your Photos library, Lightroom catalog, or anywhere else on your Mac.

For advanced users, Cascable Transfer provides controls for customizing how photos are sorted on disk as they're copied, and how RAW JPEG photos are handled.

Cascable Transfer is available to get started with for free from the Cascable website, and will cost $14.99 once it comes out of beta later this year. If you purchase during the public beta period, an “early bird discount” of 50% will be applied. Please visit Cascable online for more information on Cascable Transfer, including screenshots, photographs and detailed user guides.

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05:40
Cascable AB introduces Cascable Transfer for macOS

Cascable AB (http://cascable.se/) has introduced Cascable Transfer for macOS. It’s a tool for wirelessly importing photos from your WiFi-enabled Canon, Nikon, Olympus or Sony camera directly into your Photos library, Lightroom catalog, or anywhere else on your Mac.

For advanced users, Cascable Transfer provides controls for customizing how photos are sorted on disk as they're copied, and how RAW JPEG photos are handled.

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05:38
KGI: iPhone 8 to eclipse sales record set by iPhone...

Apple is ramping for its biggest iPhone sales success ever next year, according to KGI. Its estimates suggest that the new iPhones in 2017, expected to comprise three new models, will empower Apple growth with ‘unprecedented’ demand. KGI expects the new phones may sell between 120-150 million units in the second half of next year, eclipsing the previous sales record set by iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

The new form-factor premium OLED iPhone will likely encourage high-end customers to upgrade their device and the low-end new 4.7-inch iPhone model (with wireless charging and a glass chassis) will be attractive to the lower-end of the smartphone market.

more…

Filed under: Apple...

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05:38
All-new OLED 'iPhone 8,' glass-backed 4.7...




iPhone sales in the second half of 2017 could reach a massive 150 million units, as Apple suppliers are gearing up for a massive upgrade cycle set to outperform the iPhone 6 series, based on pent-up demand for new designs and new technology, like wireless charging.

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05:35
Federal Circuit denies Samsung’s bid for a rehearing...

The Federal Circuit issued a “quick shutdown” Monday of Samsung’s bid for a rehearing of the full court’s October decision reinstating a jury’s $120 million patent infringement verdict in favor of Apple, shrugging off Samsung’s contention the ruling had been “extraordinary,” reports the Law360 website.

A California jury found in 2014 that Samsung's smartphones infringed three Apple patents on the slide-to-unlock function, autocorrect features and "quick links" technology. The full court issued a one-sentence order just three weeks after Samsung asked it to reconsider the ruling.

In February, a U.S. appeals court on Friday overturned a $120 million jury verdict against Samsung. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., said Samsung didn’t infringe Apple's "quick links" patent, and that two other patents covering the iPhone's slide-to-unlock and auto-correct features were invalid. 

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05:34
Campus 2 drone footage coming in thick-and-fast as...

It’s only a few days since the last drone flyover of the Apple Campus 2, but with the main building nearing completion and others coming along at a rapid pace, we can probably expect to see a whole flurry of these in the coming weeks.

more…

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05:28
4.7-Inch iPhone to Feature Wireless Charging Next...

Apple's next-generation 4.7-inch iPhone will feature glass casing with wireless charging, according to the latest research note from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo obtained by MacRumors.Our rationale is as follows: (1) the OLED model may trigger replacement demand among high-end users given its completely all-new-design form factor and notably superior specs in comparison to the TFT-LCD models; and (2) the new 4.7” iPhone, featuring glass casing and wireless charging, looks well positioned to tap replacement demand at the entry level.Kuo previously said all new iPhones are "likely" to support wireless charging next year, so 5.5-inch and all-new OLED models will likely gain the feature as well in addition to...

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05:15
Apple adds additional MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and...

A number of additional MacBook Pro notebooks, MacBook Air notebooks and Mac mini desktops will be added to Apple’s list of vintage and obsolete products starting next month, which means the products will lose official Apple repair support through the company’s retail stores and authorized resellers.

Starting on December 31st, Apple will add the following units to its worldwide obsolescence list:

Macintosh Vintage in the U.S. and Turkey / Obsolete in AP/CN/EU (except Turkey)/JP/LA and Apple Retail Stores:
– MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011)

– MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2011)

Macintosh Obsolete in AP/CN/EU/JP/LA/U.S. and Apple Retail Stores:
– Mac mini (Early 2009)

– MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2009)

Apple...

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05:13
UK's Investigatory Powers Bill Surprisingly...

On Saturday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple in Store for a Showdown in 2017 as the U.K.'s Investigatory Powers Bill becomes Law in the coming Weeks." In a surprising development, it is now law of the land.

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05:02
Live Home 3D Pro 3.1 - $69.99

Live Home 3D Pro, a successor of Live Interior 3D, is the powerful yet intuitive home design software that lets you build the house of your dreams right on your Mac. It has every feature of Live Home 3D, plus some exclusive ones:

  • 2D-elevation view
  • Build three and more stories buildings
  • Additional tools (building block, custom roof)
  • Integrated furniture editing in SketchUp
  • Light editor
  • Camera settings (field-of-view, projection)
  • Advanced material editor
  • Up to Ultra HD video walkthroughs
  • Up to 16Kx16K still shots
  • Up to 8192x4096 panorama images

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05:00
Some users report flickering issue with 2016 15-inch...

As nifty as the new 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro might be, there might be some video-related bugs to hunt down.

A number of posts have highlighted video-related issues, including flickering screens, have been reported. The issues have also included changes in the shade of colors alongside the considerable screen flicker.

One post offered the following description:

“I’ve had my new MacBook Pro for about a week now, already the screen has started flickering. Today the whole screen became all pixelated and glitchy to the point that I couldn’t see the mouse cursor moving. I reset the MacBook and now it’s still flickering.”

Take a gander at the video and see what you make of it:

Subsequent posters suggest this might be an overheating issue (which it isn’...

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04:54
TrailRunner 3.8.824 - Route planning for hiking,...

TrailRunner is the perfect companion for runners, bikers, hikers, and all people wandering under the sky. Plan routes on a geographical map. Import GPS or workout recordings and journalize your activities in a diary.

Features

  • View maps and elevation data from Internet mapping services like USGS topo maps.
  • Import GPS recordings from Trails, iTrail and 321Run for iPhone.
  • Import workouts from the Nike + iPod Sport Kit.
  • Import tracks and workouts from GPS fitness devices like the Garmin ForeRunner or Garmin Edge.
  • Import/Export TCX, GPX, and KML files.
  • Describe favorite tracks and rate them with iTunes stars.
  • Plan routes interactively or automatically for a given distance.
  • Export route directions onto your iPod.
  • Journalize workouts in a diary, see your progress in a history chart.
  • Publish a WebLog to MobileMe.

Note: While the software...

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04:50
Kool Tools: Staad Attache for MacBook Pros

WaterField Designs’ uniquely-designed, Staad Attache boasts a padded compartment for the Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. With ballistic nylon, waxed canvas and full-grain leather in classic, muted colors, it bridges the gap between the casual messenger bag and formal briefcase for style-conscious professionals.

With its novel military buckle, densely padded laptop compartment and clean, modern lines, the Staad laptop bag blends functionality with elegant style. It's designed for professionals who want a bag more formal than a messenger but more edgy than a briefcase.

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04:34
Israel’s largest carrier Cellcom brings multi-...

Israel’s largest mobile carrier, Cellcom, has announced that it is the first in the country to bring a multi-channel TV service to Apple TV at no extra charge.

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04:30
If you need more storage for your new MacBook Pro,...

If you buy one of the new MacBook Pros don’t pay Apple an arm and leg for extra storage (the company charges an extra $400 for a 1TB SSD and and extra $12,00 for a 2GB SSD). Instead pick up a G-Drive slim SSD USB-C from G-Technology.

Available in 1TB and 500GB capacities, the G-DRIVE slim SSD USB-C delivers solid state drive performance of up to 540MB/s. It features the 10Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface, taking full advantage of the SSD performance. 

The included Type-C to Type-C cable and Type-C to Type-A cable, allows this drive to operate with any Mac that sports Thunderbolt 3, USB-C or USB 3.0 ports. Out of the box, it’s pre-formatted in the HFS+ file system, which means it will work with Macs without any work on your part. Plus, it needs no external power source, so is a great companion for a MB Pro — or the 12-inch MacBook.

The G-Drive slim SSD USB-C delivers a sustained copy speed of 110MBps for writing and 126MBps for reading. That’s slower than more...

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04:29
Mobile drives €18.6 billion online ad revenue in 2016

IHS Markit (www.ihs.com) — which specializes in critical information, analytics and solutions -- in collaboration with IAB Europe -- announced updated findings from its annual European online advertising report, “AdEx Benchmark H1 Study.” The online advertising market grew 13.4% year-on-year from €16.4 billion to €18.6 billion in the first six months of 2016.

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04:25
Apple was Granted 57 Patents Today Covering Force...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 57 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover a couple of Apple's Force Touch granted patents covering their Magic Trackpad 2 and their new MacBook. Our report also covers several key design patents for devices and icons and we wrap up this week's granted patent report as always with our traditional listing of the remaining granted patents

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04:05
Google brings gorgeous photo screensaver to Mac with...

Google has made its Featured Photos screensaver – previously limited to Pixel, Chromecast and Google Fiber devices – available on the Mac. The screensaver pulls in the highest-rated shots Google+ users have chosen to make public, so you get a constantly-updating flow of often breathtakingly gorgeous photos.

The screensaver works especially well on multiple monitor setups, as each monitor displays a different photo …

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04:00
Moshi’s USB-C accessories come in handy for MacBook...

Moshi makes a full suite of USB-C accessories that come in handy for owners of new MacBook Pros and the 12-inch iMac. Yep, I know you don’t want to buy dongles and adapters, but, with its latest laptops, Apple has given us little choice. 

My favorite of all the Moshi products is the $79.95USB-C Multiport adapter (pictured), a 3-in-1 hub that lets you connect additional USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 devices. It’s extremely flexible in performance.

For example, it supports 1080p and 4K video output to any HDMI-enabled monitor or TV. A standard USB port is included to charge/sync your iPhone or connect legacy devices such as an external USB hard drive or hub. The adapter also supports fast charging of your laptop thanks to pass-through...

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03:49
Apple iPhone is the most popular gift on 2016...

Apple’s brand continues to dominate mindshare for the festive season, according to a survey by Piper Jaffray. The company holds the top two spots for most wanted gift this holiday season with both iPhone and MacBook far ahead of any other product category.

The iPhone was the clear leader, with 7.2 percent of people surveyed wanting a new iPhone, up from 5.2 percent in 2015. MacBook took second place on the chart (embedded after the jump), at 2.1% popularity …

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02:47
Typinator 7.0 - Speedy and reliable text expansion...

Typinator turbo-charges your typing productivity.

Type a little. Typinator does the rest.

We've all faced projects that require repetitive typing tasks. With Typinator, you can store commonly used text and images in quick keywords and abbreviations. From email templates to code snippets to website URLs, there's no easier way to recreate repetitive text at a moment's notice.

Workflow-Friendly Features

  • Uncomplicated configuration. Quickly and easily create abbreviations and assign replacement text and pictures.
  • Simplified migration. If you already use TextExpander, TypeIt4Me, or a similar app, you can migrate to the highly praised Typinator using simple drag-and-drop importation methods.
  • Conversion options. Instantly convert currency values, measurement units and more.
  • Extensive app compatibility. Your text...
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Monday November 28

23:00
Fotokite Phi tethered drone available starting today...

There are a LOT of people who would love to get into drone photography, but the thought of controlling a drone makes them nervous. The new Fotokite Phi has been released today, and it makes flying a camera drone as easy as flying a kite. 

The device uses a handheld controller with a built-in tether to carry a GoPro action camera, then flies within range of the pilot either in a stationary or orbiting mode. At $249 for a limited time before the holidays, the Fotokite Phi is easily launched and flying in minutes -- even indoors.

The tether gets rid of a plethora of traditional drone nightmares. Flyaway are a thing of the past; if the tether breaks, the Phi begins a controlled safe landing. If the battery runs low during flight, the Phi also automatically lands. Want to share the Phi with a friend? Just hand them the controller and they're up and running. And the Phi is built around the concept of a "follow-me" mode where the...

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20:59
GIMP 2.8.18 - Powerful, free image editing...

GIMP is a multi-platform photo manipulation tool. GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. The GIMP is suitable for a variety of image manipulation tasks, including photo retouching, image composition, and image construction.

GIMP has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc.

GIMP is expandable and extensible. It is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything. The advanced scripting interface allows everything from the simplest task to the most complex image manipulation procedures to be easily scripted.



Version 2.8.18:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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20:59
MTR 5.1.0.2 - The Mac's oldest and smartest DVD...

MTR (was MacTheRipper)--the Mac's oldest and smartest DVD-backup app.

  • MTR -- the complete toolbox, not a one-trick, point-and-click extractor. MTR is intended for making fair-use, backup copies of discs which you've purchased legally.
  • Four Extraction Modes: the ISO image, Rip&Rebuild (RnR) for VTS-level editing, Main Feature, and the specialized Batch Title Extraction. In addition, there are five error-correction modes. Edit bad cells before the rip--not afterwards--with RnR. (There's always another way to peel this grape!)
  • For challenging discs, a stand-alone application DVDProbe, for deeper analysis before (not during) extraction. Available in all Extraction modes.
  • Multiple, simultaneous extractions with chained DVD drives. Each extraction with its own Mode, settings, and save location. (This feature requires at least 2GB of the machine memory.)
  • A top-to-bottom rewrite of the entire...
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20:59
MacJournal 6.2.1 - $39.95

MacJournal is the world's most popular journaling software for the Mac. MacJournal 6 adds a calendar mode that show entries from any journal, geolocation, word count, and progress tracking, as well as additional blogging support. A Timeline mode has been added to give the journaler the ability to see their writing activity in chronological order. MacJournal 6 even introduces a feature for creating books from journals specially formatted for publishing. Add any kind of content, not just text. Drag PDFs, QuickTime movies, images, audio, and more. Record audio and video, even publish to a blog account on Blogger, WordPress, LiveJournal, Posterous, and Tumblr. Dropbox support added as well.



Version 6.2.1:

  • Fixed an issue where closing a separate entry editing window would open a blank window
  • Fixed an issue where keeping both entries in a conflict when syncing with an iOS device would cause one entry to be blank
  • Fixed "...
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20:59
TrailRunner 3.8.823 - Route planning for hiking,...

TrailRunner is the perfect companion for runners, bikers, hikers, and all people wandering under the sky. Plan routes on a geographical map. Import GPS or workout recordings and journalize your activities in a diary.

Features

  • View maps and elevation data from Internet mapping services like USGS topo maps.
  • Import GPS recordings from Trails, iTrail and 321Run for iPhone.
  • Import workouts from the Nike + iPod Sport Kit.
  • Import tracks and workouts from GPS fitness devices like the Garmin ForeRunner or Garmin Edge.
  • Import/Export TCX, GPX, and KML files.
  • Describe favorite tracks and rate them with iTunes stars.
  • Plan routes interactively or automatically for a given distance.
  • Export route directions onto your iPod.
  • Journalize workouts in a diary, see your progress in a history chart.
  • Publish a WebLog to MobileMe.

Note: While the software...

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20:59
ForkLift 3.0 Beta 6 - Powerful file manager: FTP,...

ForkLift is a powerful file manager and ferociously fast FTP client clothed in a clean and versatile UI that offers the combination of absolute simplicity and raw power expected from a well-executed Mac software.

ForkLift will connect to any remote server FTP, SFTP, Amazon S3, WebDAV, the SMB and AFP shares on your local network,- pretty much anything you can plug into or hook up to a Mac. ForkLift also carries a complete toolbox for managing your files, including Folder Synchronization, Batch Renaming, Archive handling, Application deleter, editing files over remote connections and many more. All these power features are packaged into a Finder-like, dual-pane interface that delivers superior workflow while remaining absolutely familiar to use, along with QuickLook, Spotlight search and all.

Features

  • Completely re-built from scratch inside and out
  • Disklets (you can mount a remote connection as a disk and access it from any app...
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20:59
Sketch 41.2 - Design app for UX/UI designer creating...

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



Version 41.2:

  • Fixes a bug when copying-and-pasting Symbols with nested overrides



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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20:59
QuarkXPress 12.2.1.0 - Desktop publishing solution;...

QuarkXPress 2016 builds on the success of its predecessor, which 66% of users (in an online poll) rated as the best version of QuarkXPress ever. With its 64-bit architecture, QuarkXPress 2016 delivers outstanding performance across the board, from file handling and layout rendering to PDF export. Add in a raft of innovative new capabilities and long-requested features, and you have a winning combination for creatives who only want the best.

Features

  • Convert PDF, Illustrator, and EPS Files to Native QuarkXPress Objects - Say goodbye to time-consuming projects (think rebuilding logos and reconstructing PDF files sent by your clients). QuarkXPress is the first layout application to import PDF, Illustrator and EPS files and convert them to native objects (restrictions apply). Look forward to fully editable Bezier versions of vector graphics, real text and automatically extracted colors and font information.
  • Copy-...
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20:59
Fantastical 2.3.1 - Create calendar events and...

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

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

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

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



Version 2.3.1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.11.5 or later

  • Touch Bar support for the new MacBook Pro
  • New Add Detected Invitees option (⌘⌥⇧I) to automatically add invitees detected in a sentence (for example, "Lunch meeting with John tomorrow at 12:30pm")
  • Added option to complete reminder when clicking and holding on the Snooze...
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