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Thursday November 30

06:25
Billboard’s intimate dinner with Jimmy Iovine,...

Billboard:

It’s been three and a half years since Jimmy Iovine left his role as CEO of Interscope Geffen A&M to run Apple Music, but that doesn’t keep him from thinking about the problems facing labels today — or the rest of the industry for that matter.

Over a dinner recently at NeueHouse Hollywood in Los Angeles with Iovine and Allen Hughes, who directed the four-part documentary series, The Defiant Ones — which focuses on storied careers of Iovine and Dr Dre., his partner in developing Beats Electronics — a handful of journalists lobbed questions at and shared their thoughts with the iconic exec.

This was a fascinating read. Not too long, and completely Jimmy.

Just a little taste:

It’s not the price point that’s the problem for streaming services. It’s the free alternatives that are undermining the system in a way film and television streaming platforms are not forced to manage. He pointed to Netflix as a prime example, spending $6 billion...

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06:24
Apple Watch Owners Can Participate in Apple Heart...

Apple today announced it has launched a ResearchKit-based Apple Heart Study app, which uses the Apple Watch's heart rate sensor to collect data on irregular heart rhythms and notify users who may be experiencing atrial fibrillation.

As part of the study, if an irregular heart rhythm is identified, participants will receive a notification on their Apple Watch and iPhone, a free consultation with a study doctor and an electrocardiogram (ECG) patch for additional monitoring."Every week we receive incredible customer letters about how Apple Watch has affected their lives, including learning that they have AFib. These stories inspire us and we're determined to do more to help people understand their health," said Jeff Williams, Apple's COO. "Working alongside the medical...

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06:17
Apple and Stanford Medicine fire up Heart Study to...




Apple, in conjunction with Stanford Health, has launched the Apple Heart Study app, a first-of-its-kind research study allowing any user with an Apple Watch to collect data on irregular heart rhythms and to be proactively notified when they may be experiencing atrial fibrillation.

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06:16
First FDA-certified Apple Watch accessory is...




After a few years of health monitor peripherals availability lacking the Food and Drug Administration's approval, AliveCor's Kardia Band has been approved by the agency, opening up more use of the device in diagnoses of atrial fibrillation in the United States.

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06:11
TeamViewer 13.0.5058 - 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 13.0.5058:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.8.5 or later



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06:09
Apple says over $30M raised for Global Fund in 2017...




In 2017, Apple's sales of various (Product)Red-marked goods -- including special editions of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus -- directed north of $30 million towards the Global Fund, which aims to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.

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06:08
Face ID vs Touch ID

AppleInsider:

With the introduction of the iPhone X and Face ID, some are concerned that Apple’s new biometric system is not as secure or easy to use as the legacy fingerprint-based Touch ID. AppleInsider digs deeper to explain why you shouldn’t fear facing the future.

I went into the iPhone X launch with some preconceived notions about Touch ID having some convenience advantages over Face ID.

As this article points out, the convenience advantage lies with Face ID, and Face ID is only going to get better over time. It is the future. Good read.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:05
A Technical Patent Surfaced today covering the Apple...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to communication between Apple Pencil and an iPhone, and more specifically, to position-based communication between the Apple Pencil and iPhone. Patently Apple posted two patent reports in August illustrating Apple Pencil working with a future iPhone and today's patent drills down in one aspect of the methodology involved in making this happen.

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06:02
iPhone Batteries Could Have Apple-Designed Power...

Apple is designing its own power management chips for use in iPhones within the next two years, according to Nikkei Asian Review.Apple's new in-house power management chip would be the most advanced in the industry, according to the sources, and could have processing capabilities that allow it to better monitor and control power consumption among various components. That means iPhone users could expect devices capable of delivering better performance on lower power consumption.Apple plans to replace around half of the main power management chips that go into iPhones with its own as early as 2018, but the transition could be delayed until 2019, according to anonymous sources cited in the report.

If the report is accurate, it could be a serious blow for Dialog Semiconductor, the British company that exclusively designs the current main power...

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06:00
Apple is granted second patent for using an Apple...

Apple has been granted a second patent (number 20170340209) for using an Apple Watch to monitor blood pressure. This one is dubbed “blood pressure monitoring using a multi-function wrist-worn device.” The first (number 20170293727) for a “user device” for “intelligent blood pressure monitoring.” 

The newly granted patent provides non-invasive devices, methods, and systems for determining a pressure of blood within a cardiovascular system of a user, the cardiovascular system including a heart and the user having a wrist covered by skin. It discloses a variety of wrist-worn devices — various smartwatch models — having a variety of sensors configured to non-invasively engage the skin on the wrist of the user for sensing a variety of user signals from the cardiovascular system of the user. 

The goal is to passively track blood pressure values without any interaction required on the part of the user or may allow for on demand or point measurements of blood pressure values...

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06:00
Google Faces Lawsuit For Gathering Personal Data...

Mark Wilson writes: A group going by the name Google You Owe Us is taking Google to court in the UK, complaining that the company harvested personal data from 5.4 million iPhone users. The group is led by Richard Lloyd, director of consumer group Which?, and it alleges that Google bypassed privacy settings on iPhones between June 2011 and February 2012. The lawsuit seeks compensation for those affected by what is described as a "violation of trust." Google is accused of breaching UK data protection laws, and Lloyd says that this is "one of the biggest fights of my life." Even if the case is successful, the people represented by Google You Owe Us are not expected to receive more than a few hundred pounds each, and this is not an amount that would make much of an impact on Google's coffers.


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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Bobine Flex — The World’s Most...

Today in iLounge Deals, you can pick up BOBINE FLEX: The World’s Most Flexible iPhone Dock for only $24.99 — that’s 28% off the regular price. An iPhone cable, dock, and stand all in one, Bobine Flex includes an MFi-certified Lightning to USB-A connector, and a reinforced cable that’s strong enough to hold up any iPhone under 170g, even in most cases. Two dash stabilizer clips are also included so you can easily use it in your…

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05:49
Google’s iPhone privacy violation could cost the...

Google is currently facing legal action from Google You Owe Us,  a campaigning group founded as a result of Google tricking Safari into revealing the personal data of iPhone users between June 2011 and February 2012. 

The group wants to secure compensation for the nearly 5.4 million people in England and Wales believed to be affected by the issue, reports TNW. Google You Owe Us believes that Google took millions of iPhone users’ personal information illegally in 2011 and 2012.

Google did this by bypassing default privacy settings on the iPhone’s Safari browser. This has been called “the Safari Workaround”. The workaround tracked Internet browsing history, which Google then...

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05:45
If file sharing stopped working after yesterday’s...

UPDATE: Looks like Apple’s re-issue of Security Update 2017-001 most likely addressed the file sharing issue, so there’s nothing you need to do on your end. [H/T, Bryan Lee]

If file sharing stops working, go to this Apple Support knowledge base article.

Short story even shorter, you’ll go to Terminal and enter this line:

sudo /usr/libexec/configureLocalKDC

Follow with your admin password, when prompted, and you should be good to go. This is all a bit of a mess, but kudos to Apple for their rapid response here.

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05:41
BetterTouchTool 2.317 - Customize multi-touch...

BetterTouchTool adds many new, fully customizable gestures to the Magic Mouse, Multi-Touch MacBook trackpad, and Magic Trackpad.

These gestures are customizable:

  • Magic Mouse:
    • Pinch in / out (zoom)
    • single-finger tap left
    • single-finger tap right
    • single-finger tap middle
    • single-finger tap
    • single-finger click middle
    • two-finger tap
    • two-finger click
    • two-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • two-finger tip tap left/right
    • three-finger tap
    • three-finger click
    • three-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • four-finger swipe up/down
    • four-finger click
    • TipTap left/right
  • Touchpad:
    • single-finger tap top-left
    • single-finger tap top-right
    • single-finger tap top-middle
    • single-finger tap bottom-left
    • single-finger tap bottom-right
    • single-...
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05:38
Apple: here’s how to fix an issue with Security...

Apple has released a support document to help you deal with the issue. If you experience issues with authenticating or connecting to file shares on your Mac after you install Security Update 2017-001 for macOS High Sierra 10.13.1, follow these steps to repair file sharing:

  • Open the Terminal app, which is in the Utilities folder of your Applications folder.
  • Type sudo /usr/libexec/configureLocalKDC and press Return. 
  • Enter your administrator password and press Return.
  • Quit the Terminal app. 
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05:36
Apple explains how to fix an issue with Security...

Apple has released a support document to help you deal with the issue. If you experience issues with authenticating or connecting to file shares on your Mac after you install Security Update 2017-001 for macOS High Sierra 10.13.1, follow these steps to repair file sharing:

° Open the Terminal app, which is in the Utilities folder of your Applications folder.

° Type sudo /usr/libexec/configureLocalKDC and press Return. 

° Enter your administrator password and press Return.

° Quit the Terminal app. 

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05:34
∞ High Sierra root login bug was known weeks ago, if...

Turns out, this giant security bug was known for at least a few weeks before it was publicly revealed. And, likely, it was know for far longer. What should have been done? Here’s the details. […]

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05:31
Rumor: Apple will use its own main power management...

Apple will use its own main power management chip design in iPhones within the next two years, according to Nikkei Asian Review, quoting unnamed sources. The chip controls the phone’s charging, battery management, and energy efficiency. 

Designing its own chip would give Apple more control over the quality and cost. Earlier this year, Imagination Technologies, a graphics chip provider, announced that Apple would stop using its chips within two years

Moving to is own power management design would also eliminate Apple’s dependence on Dialog Semiconductor, which exclusively supplies the chips for the iPhone, iPad, and Watch. 

Chances the rumor is true, according to the Sellers Research Group (that’s me): 90%. This fits in with the late Steve Jobs’ statement that Apple liked to be in charge of the “whole widget” when it...

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05:25
Apple Supports World AIDS Day: Red Store Logos,...

Apple today announced that more than 400 of its retail stores around the world will turn their logos red over the next week in support of World AIDS Day.

For every purchase made with Apple Pay at an Apple retail store, on Apple.com, or through the Apple Store app starting tomorrow, Apple will also make a $1 donation to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria."Connecting through our products and services helps make it easy for our customers to join us in the effort to create the first AIDS-free generation," said Lisa Jackson, Apple's vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives. "By working with (RED) to stop the transmission of HIV from moms to their unborn babies, we're already seeing a significant impact in areas where help is needed most. We're committed to continuing the fight and empowering...

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05:24
Ahead of World AIDS Day, Apple says this year’s (RED...

Apple says that the amount raised this year from the sale of (RED) products – where a proportion of the price contributes to a global fund to fight AIDS – has reached a record high of more than $30M.

The company says that this is the equivalent of 144 million days of life-saving ARV medication  which prevents the transmission of HIV from mothers to their unborn babies …

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05:23
Apple and (RED) celebrate a record year of giving

Since its creation in 2006, (RED) has worked to help the more than 37 million people living with HIV across the globe. 

This World AIDS Day, Apple celebrates a record year of giving with over $30 million raised for the Global Fund, equating to 144 million days of ARV medication that prevents the transmission of HIV from mothers to their unborn babies. Over the past 11 years, Apple customers have helped provide an equivalent of 475 million days of lifesaving medication.

On World AIDS Day, App Store customers will see a Today tab takeover around the world.

“Connecting through our products and services helps make it easy for our customers to join us in the effort to create the first AIDS-free generation,” says Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, in a press release. “By working with (RED) to stop the transmission of HIV from moms to their unborn babies, we’re...

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05:20
Apple and (RED) celebrate a record year of giving

Since its creation in 2006, (RED) has worked to help the more than 37 million people living with HIV across the globe.

This World AIDS Day, Apple celebrates a record year of giving with over $30 million raised for the Global Fund, equating to 144 million days of ARV medication that prevents the transmission of HIV from mothers to their unborn babies. Over the past 11 years, Apple customers have helped provide an equivalent of 475 million days of lifesaving medication.

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05:18
BusyCal 3.2.5 and BusyContacts 1.2.6

Fixes a date/time formatting issue introduced in BusyCal 3.2.4. ($49.99 new for each, free update, 11.8/5.6 MB)

 

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05:09
Apple reportedly developing in-house iPhone power...

Apple is apparently well underway in developing its own in-house power management chips for its iPhone models. Today, the integrated circuitry for power management is designed by Dialog, a UK company. Nikkei is reporting that Apple wants to use its own custom chips as soon as next year, meaning they could feature in some 2018 iPhones but the timeframe is not locked down.

Apple has systematically taken on more silicon design in the last few years, ranging from its own A-series CPUs and GPUs found in iPhones and iPads, Apple Watch system-in-a-package and more.

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05:04
TunnelBear 3.5.0 - Subscription-based private...

TunnelBear is a subscription-based virtual private network (VPN) service and companion app, enabling you to browse the internet privately and securely.

Features

  • Browse privately - Secure your data and hide your IP address behind a bear.
  • Experience the Internet as if you’re in another country - A TunnelBear can "tunnel" you around censorship and blocked sites to another country of your choosing.
  • Zap creepy trackers - Block the website trackers (ads, analytics, scripts, social buttons) that track everything you and your family do online.
  • A TunnelBear is really, really simple - On. Off. On. Off. You get the idea.
  • TunnelBear comes in three subscription tiers:
    • Little: 500 MB per month; free
    • Giant: unlimited; $6.99/month
    • Grizzly: unlimited; $49.99/year

See...

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04:53
EKG reader is first ever Apple Watch accessory to...

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just granted the first ever approval for an Apple Watch accessory to be used as a recognized medical device. Obtaining approval took just over two years, around a year longer than the company had hoped.

AliveCor’s Kardiaband EKG reader is a Watch band that provides a much more convenient and discreet way to obtain an EKG reading, which can be used to detect abnormal heart rhythm and atrial fibrillation (AFib) …

more…

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04:30
Thunderbolt 3 to Dual 4K DisplayPort Adapter lets...

IOGEAR’s $99.95 Thunderbolt 3 to Dual 4K DisplayPort Adapter lets you connect up to two DisplayPort monitors (one 5K or two 4K @ 60Hz) through a single Thunderbolt 3 port on your iMac or MacBook Pro.

Basically, the adapter transforms a Thunderbolt 3 port into two individual DisplayPort video outputs without the need to purchase a pricey graphical workstation. It’s compact, so it’s easy to stow and take on the road. And it’s bus-powered, so there’s no need for an external power supply.

The Thunderbolt 3 to Dual 4K DisplayPort Adapter is a solid solution for extending a MacBook Pro to maximize the display of graphic-intensive professional applications such as graphic design, video editing or presentations in small offices or while traveling. Plus, all consumers can connect their 4K or 5K displays to a laptop for gaming and content-streaming applications in their homes or dorm rooms.

Apple World...

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04:29
Managed cloud services demand shows no signs of...

International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts that the worldwide managed cloud services market will grow at a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of nearly 18% with spending reaching $62.8 billion in 2021.

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04:29
Managed cloud services demand shows no signs of...

International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts that the worldwide managed cloud services market will grow at a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of nearly 18% with spending reaching $62.8 billion in 2021.

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04:28
Virtual reality headset shipments top one million...

Virtual reality headset shipments are showing no signs of slowing, as the quarterly total exceeded one million units for the first time in quarter three (Q3) of 2017, according to the Canalys (www.canalys.com) research group.

Sony took the lead, shipping more than 490,000 PlayStation VR (PS VR) sets in Q3. It was followed by Oculus, which shipped 210,000 of its Rift headsets. HTC took third place, shipping 160,000 Vive VR units. Collectively, Sony, Oculus and HTC made up 86% of the total market in Q3 2017.

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04:28
Virtual reality headset shipments top one million...

Virtual reality headset shipments are showing no signs of slowing, as the quarterly total exceeded one million units for the first time in quarter three (Q3) of 2017, according to the Canalys (www.canalys.com) research group.

Sony took the lead, shipping more than 490,000 PlayStation VR (PS VR) sets in Q3. It was followed by Oculus, which shipped 210,000 of its Rift headsets. HTC took third place, shipping 160,000 Vive VR units. Collectively, Sony, Oculus and HTC made up 86% of the total market in Q3 2017.

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04:28
CloudApp 4.3.2 - Video screen recorder, GIF maker,...

CloudApp is an instant video and image sharing platform for professionals. CloudApp is the fastest way to capture and embed video, GIFs, screencasts, and marked-up images throughout business workflows (e.g., software development, design, customer success, support, sales, marketing). CloudApp also make is super-quick and easy to share with others, whether you are a freelance designer, web developer, software engineer, customer service professional, or a startup founder. Every file you create is safely and securely stored in the cloud, and is accessible via our native Mac and Windows apps, or shareable on the web through unique, secure, and password-protected cl.ly short links.

CloudApp is available in three additional editions: Pro, Team, and...

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04:13
iPhone owners could claim $672 each from Google for...

Millions of Brits who used an iPhone between June 2011 and February 2012 could receive as much as £500 ($672) each from Google as compensation for the search giant bypassing Safari privacy settings between those dates.

A British campaign group has launched a ‘representative action’ (the UK equivalent of a class action lawsuit) on behalf of the 5.4M iPhone users in England and Wales affected by what is known as Google’s ‘Safari workaround.’ The lawsuit could be worth as much as £2.7B ($3.63B) in total …

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04:00
How to reinvigorate a sluggish Magic Mouse 2

Is your Magic Mouse 2 acting sluggish and tracking slowly? If so, there are several steps you can take to get it back up to speed (literally).

The first, easiest, and most effective thing thing to do is simply wipe clean the glass on the bottom of the mouse that houses the laser. Heck, I pick my mouse up and simply blow any dust off the glass when it seems “tired.” That almost always does the trick. If that doesn’t work, try one of these steps:

Download and install the latest Magic Mouse firmware. You can find out how to do so by clicking here.

Reset the connection and re-pair the device. Go to the Bluetooth and Mouse system preferences and remove the mouse from your system. Turn the mouse off and back on so it goes into discovery mode and pair it back up with your Mac through the "Mouse" system preferences.

Reset the computer's PRAM by holding down the options-command-P-R keys at...

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03:31
The FDA approves a new EKG Reader in the form of an...

According to a new report published this morning, the Food and Drug Administration has just cleared AliveCor’s Kardiaband EKG reader as the first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch.

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Nov. 30, 2017

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

iOS Apps/Updates

Wulum Creative Technology has introduced Saving Christmas - AR 1.0. In the free augmented reality app, you help Santa deliver Christmas presents. To do this, you have control over a drone that is in charge of dropping presents over houses marked with floating trees on their roof. Of course, there’s a catch; you have to deliver all presents before Christmas is over.

Williams-Sonoma has launched...

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03:15
Sports section begins to surface in iOS 11.2, tvOS...

If you’re looking for additional sports goodness via your iOS device or Apple TV, Apple may have some good stuff coming your way.

Apple’s TV app has finally gained the live sports integration announced months ago. The dedicated sports section now appears to be live on the TV app on latest betas of iOS and tvOS.

The news follows a rumor released earlier this month via a verified source that stated that a Sports section would be released around December 4th. The new feature will bring live scores, game alerts, and the ability to watch multiple games simultaneously.

The Sports section also offers the ability to track favorite teams across MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, and more. In Apple’s September demo they showed off live news integration, but that doesn’t yet appear to be live within the TV app update.

If the new Sports section isn’t appearing, force quitting the TV app and relaunching it should cause it to appear.

The Sports tab is appearing for those...

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03:00
Apple releases fix for root user bug in macOS 10.13...

Apple has released a fix for the now-infamous root bug in macOS High Sierra.

The company released its Apple Security Update 2017-001 update on Wednesday. The update, a 2.1 megabyte download, can be located and installed via the App Store app. Open this program, click on “Updates” and the patch will appear as a security update that can be installed without needing to restart your Mac.

Apple offered the following comment regarding the fix:

When our security engineers became aware of the issue Tuesday afternoon, we immediately began working on an update that closes the security hole. This morning, as of 8 a.m., the update is available for download, and starting later today it will be automatically installed on all systems running the latest version (10.13.1) of macOS High Sierra.

We greatly regret this error and we apologize to all Mac users, both for releasing with this vulnerability and for the concern it has caused. Our customers deserve better. We...

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03:00
The demise of net neutrality is already hurting cord...

The FCC hasn't officially dismantled net neutrality—yet—but it handed an unfair streaming-video advantage to big internet service providers like Comcast months ago.

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01:30
AliveCor 'Kardia Band' Medical Grade EKG...

Medical smartphone accessory company AliveCor this week received FDA-approval for its EKG Kardia Band, the first medical-grade accessory for Apple Watch. The band has been available in Europe for some months, but the product's clearance by the FDA means it can now be sold in the United States.

The Kardia Band for Apple Watch has an integrated metallic sensor in the strap that enables it to communicate with the company's app to take EKG readings, where it can detect abnormal heart rhythm and atrial fibrillation (AF), much like AliveCor's existing KardiaMobile device.

However, the latter device attaches to the back of an iPhone and requires users to hold their phone with both hands for 30 seconds to register a reading, whereas the Kardia Band lets wearers take readings...

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01:17
LaunchBar 6.9.2

Fixes bug that prevented Recent Documents of apps not updating in macOS 10.13 High Sierra. ($29 new, free update, 14.5 MB)

 

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Wednesday November 29

21:18
Default Folder X 5.1.9

Adds a new Recently Closed submenu to the Finder Windows menu. ($34.95 new, free update, 7.0 MB)

 

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20:59
Spotify 1.0.67.582. - 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 1.0.67.582.:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.9 or later...

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20:59
Jamf Pro 10 - Powerful sysadmin/enterprise tool (was...

Jamf Pro (formerly Casper Suite) is the EMM tool that delights IT pros and the users they support by delivering on the promise of unified endpoint management for Apple devices. At Jamf, connecting the Apple user experience with IT requirements has been our business for the last decade. With Jamf Pro for Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV management, IT can support an extraordinary Apple experience for the end user while meeting or exceeding organization goals and requirements.

Whether you work at a school, business, or government agency, Jamf Pro has been developed to meet your needs--because it's supported by Apple specialists for the enterprise. Because we understand the potential of Apple in the enterprise, and how to help you get where you want to be.

To begin your journey, take the first step: learn how Jamf Pro can transform Apple ecosystem management in your organization. Then engage with Jamf to help every step of the way.

Note:...

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20:59
BusyContacts 1.2.6 - Fast, efficient contact manager.

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

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

Key Features

  • Customizable Views -- View contacts in a single-column Card View or multi-column List View.
  • Tags -- Tags can be used for grouping, filtering and coloring contacts.
  • Smart Filters -- Smart Filters are a powerful tool for...
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20:59
VLC Media Player 2.2.7 - Popular multimedia player.

VLC Media Player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, MP3, OGG, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.



Version 2.2.7:

  • Translations updates
  • Decoders:
    • Fix flac heap write overflow on format change
    • Fix crash in libavcodec module (heap write out-of band) (CVE-2017-10699)
    • Fix infinite loop in sami subtitle
    • Fix AAC 7.1 channels detection
  • Demuxers:
    • Fix potential crash in ASX parser
    • Fix AVI read/write overflow
  • Mac OS X:
    • Fix compatibility with macOS High...
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20:59
A Better Finder Attributes 6.07 - Change file...

A Better Finder Attributes is the ultimate file-tweaking tool for OS X. It combines photo-shooting date and file date changing along with a few unique tricks of its own.

  • Change EXIF Timestamps at Will - A Better Finder Attributes 5 allows you to manipulate JPEG, CR2, NEF, ARF CRW and CIFF EXIF timestamps at will by setting them to specific times or batch adjusting them by adding and removing time (useful for correcting the timestamps of images taken with a digital camera with a incorrectly set clock and to compensate for timezone changes).
  • Correct Finder Sorting for JPEG EXIF and RAW Photo - A Better Finder Attributes 5 also allows to synchronize the file creation and modification dates with the shooting dates of JPEG EXIF as well as a wide variety of RAW formats, so that files sort properly in the Finder and other systems.
  • Total File and Folder Creation and Modification Date Control...
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20:59
Maintenance 2.3.7 - System maintenance utility.

Maintenance is a system maintenance and cleaning utility. It allows you to run miscellaneous tasks of system maintenance:

  • Check the status of the hard disk
  • Repair permissions
  • Run periodic scripts
  • Reset Spotlight's index
  • Rebuild the LaunchServices database
  • Delete application, font, and system cache



Version 2.3.7:

  • Fixed a bug that occurred in some cases when searching for an update
  • Improved deletion of Recent Items
  • Minor changes to the interface



  • macOS 10.13 or later



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20:59
TurboTax 2017 - Manage your 2016 U.S. taxes and...

TurboTax guides you through your tax return step by step, does all the calculations, and checks your return for errors and overlooked deductions. It lets you file your return electronically to get your refund faster or prints IRS-approved forms on plain paper. Plus, TurboTax has more money-saving advice. It provides easy access to official IRS publications, Money Magazine's Income Tax Handbook, comprehensive Tax Planners, expert video clips, and more.

The published price is that of the Basic edition. Click here for full pricing info.



Version 2017:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.11 or later

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.11 or later



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20:59
RapidWeaver 7.5.4 - Create template-based websites...

RapidWeaver is a next-generation Web design application to help you easily create professional-looking Web sites in minutes. No knowledge of complex code is required, RapidWeaver will take care of all that for you. RapidWeaver produces valid XHTML- and CSS-based websites.

One of the perks about using RapidWeaver is that it has a strong custom theme community. You can download themes and edit them from within RapidWeaver and the result is a pretty slick-looking website that takes very little effort.

RapidWeaver also has a lot of custom plug-ins. Some of them make it easier to edit images directly in RapidWeaver. Others make creating a site map a matter of a few clicks. The supportive community that surrounds RapidWeaver is really what makes this great app superior to other WYSIWYG website creation tools. Be sure to check out YourHead.com for some little tools to help spice up your website in...

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20:59
Hopper Disassembler 4.3.7- - Binary disassembler,...

Hopper Disassembler is a binary disassembler, decompiler, and debugger for 32- and 64-bit executables. It will let you disassemble any binary you want, and provide you all the information about its content, like imported symbols, or the control flow graph! Hopper can retrieve procedural information about the disassembled code like the stack variables, and lets you name all the objects you want.

Hopper is able to transform the assembly language into a pseudo-code that is easier to understand! You can use its internal Python scripting engine to analyze binaries the way you want (this feature works only with Lion)! Starting from version 2.0, Hopper can even use GDB to debug programs!

And, last but not least, unlike all other tools of its kind, Hopper is perfectly integrated into the OS X environment.



Version 4.3.7-:

  • Better handling of Windows executables
  • Updates the method signature database for Mac, Linux, and...
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20:59
Apple Security Update 2017-001 - For macOS 10.13...

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

The download link above is for macOS 10.13 High Sierra; see Related Links for additional security updates.



Version 2017-001:

Note: Users are requested to install this update as soon as possible. When you install Security Update 2017-001 on your Mac, the build number of macOS will be 17B1002.

Directory Utility

  • Available for: macOS High Sierra 10.13.1

    Not impacted: macOS Sierra 10.12.6 and earlier

    Impact: An attacker may be able to bypass administrator authentication without supplying the administrator’s password

    Description: A logic error existed in the validation of credentials. This was...
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20:59
LaunchBar 6.9.2 - Powerful file/URL/email launcher...

LaunchBar is an award-winning productivity utility that offers an amazingly intuitive and efficient way to search and access any kind of information stored on your computer or on the Web. It provides instant access to your applications, documents, contacts, and bookmarks, to your music library, to search engines and more, just by entering short abbreviations of the searched item's name.

You just hit Command-Space to bring LaunchBar's input window to front, enter an arbitrary abbreviation, and as soon as you start typing LaunchBar displays the best matching choices, ready to be opened immediately.

Start applications, open documents, invoke system services, compose emails, or navigate the Web--LaunchBar will be your essential servant.



Version 6.9.2:

Improved

  • Updated the built-in “Browse Ulysses”; it now supports the subscription, non-subscription and Setapp versions of Ulysses
  • Added support for...
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20:59
Little Snitch 4.0.4 - Alerts you about outgoing...

Little Snitch gives you control over your private outgoing data.

Track background activity

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

Control your network

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



Version 4.0.4:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.11 or later.

Note: Version 4 is a paid upgrade from previous versions.

Internet Access Policy

  • In Little Snitch 4 we’ve introduced a new Internet Access Policy (IAP)...
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20:59
BusyCal 3.2.5 - Powerful calendar app with multiple...

BusyCal is an award-winning desktop calendar that combines personal productivity features for individuals with powerful calendar sharing capabilities for families and workgroups. Its unique features include a non-modal Info Panel for easier data entry; To Dos that display in the calendar and auto-forward until completed; repeating To Dos; customizable calendar views including a List view and scrolling Month and Week views; adjustable font styles and sizes, live weather feeds, moon phases, graphics, sticky notes and more. And when you first launch BusyCal, all of your iCal data is instantly imported. BusyCal automatically syncs with iCal, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and other apps and devices that sync with MobileMe or Sync Services. If you later decide to switch back to iCal, all of your calendar data will be current.

BusyCal allows families and workgroups to share calendars with MobileMe, Google Calendar, iCal Server, and other CalDAV Servers. You can even...

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20:59
Sound Studio 4.8.12 - Robust audio recording and...

Sound Studio lets you easily record and professionally edit audio on your Mac. Easily rip vinyls and digitize cassette tapes, or record lectures and voice memos. Prepare for live shows with live effect processing and level tweaking, then record it all with performance recording capabilities.

Any audio project, completed with ease

  • Expansive compatibility. Record your work as an MP3 or AAC M4A file. Edit and export audio in several formats including AIFF and WAV.
  • Creative effects. Layer several effects like delay, reverb, chorus, or flanger filters, then tweak levels or EQ settings.
  • Multi-track support. Record live audio alongside multiple tracks of studio-added sounds.



Version 4.8.12:

  • Fixed a bug with markers in the CAF file format.



  • OS X 10.8 or later



...

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19:14
Sound Studio 4.8.12 - Robust audio recording and...

Sound Studio lets you easily record and professionally edit audio on your Mac. Easily rip vinyls and digitize cassette tapes, or record lectures and voice memos. Prepare for live shows with live effect processing and level tweaking, then record it all with performance recording capabilities.

Any audio project, completed with ease

  • Expansive compatibility. Record your work as an MP3 or AAC M4A file. Edit and export audio in several formats including AIFF and WAV.
  • Creative effects. Layer several effects like delay, reverb, chorus, or flanger filters, then tweak levels or EQ settings.
  • Multi-track support. Record live audio alongside multiple tracks of studio-added sounds.



Version 4.8.12:

  • Fixed a bug with markers in the CAF file format.



  • OS X 10.8 or later



...

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18:33
Qualcomm targets Apple iPhone 8, iPhone X in new...




On the heels of an Apple lawsuit claiming Qualcomm infringes on at least eight patents with its Snapdragon processors, Qualcomm on Wednesday lodged a patent suit against Apple targeting tech found in the latest iPhones.

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17:04
Apple explains how to fix macOS High Sierra file...




Though today's macOS High Sierra security update patched a critical root user bug, it introduced a problem that prevents Mac users from authenticating or connecting to file shares on their Mac.

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16:26
PSA: Today’s macOS security update breaks file...

Following the discovery of a major security vulnerability yesterday, Apple this morning quickly released an update for macOS to address the problem. While the update does solve the critical hole, another issue has since appeared, related to file sharing…

more…

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16:10
Jony Ive discusses the future of design at Apple,...




As part of the Smithsonian's 2017 American Ingenuity Awards, the organization on Wednesday conducted an interview with Apple CDO Jony Ive, who discussed the beginnings of his career, working at the world's most valuable tech company and creating products used by millions of people around the world.

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15:49
Apple Shares Fix for File Sharing Issues Following...

Apple this afternoon published a new support document that walks users through repairing their file sharing options on their Macs after installing the 2017-001 Security Update for macOS High Sierra 10.13.1, which was released this morning.

Shortly after the security fix was released and users began installing it, file sharing complaints began surfacing on the MacRumors forums. Affected users saw file sharing fail to authenticate across multiple Macs. From MacRumors reader joedec:Immediately after installing this patch, file sharing fails to authenticate. I see this on...

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15:34
Apple Design Chief Jony Ive Discusses iPhone X and...

Apple design chief Jony Ive recently sat down for an interview with Smithsonian Magazine, where he once again discussed his work on Apple's newest campus, Apple Park, and the latest flagship iPhone, the iPhone X.

As he mentioned in a prior interview, Ive is excited about the design space at Apple Park because it will allow the entire design team to work together. Industrial designers, font experts, motion graphics experts, and computer interface designers will be able to come together to interact in new ways and share ideas.

The design space will also feature several milling machines to create prototypes, which Ive believes are an integral part of the design process."I think you only really understand a material--its properties and attributes and, importantly, the...

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15:14
High Sierra Root Login Bug Was Mentioned on Apple’s...

It’s natural to speculate how a bug as egregious as the now-fixed High Sierra root login bug could escape notice for so long. It seems to have been there ever since High Sierra 10.3.0 shipped on September 25, and may have existed in the betas through the summer. One explanation is that logging in with the username “root” and a blank password is so bizarre that it’s the sort of thing no one would think to try. Like the classic “1-2-3-4-5” scene in Spaceballs, but with the ultimate weak password — none at all.

More insidious though, is the notion that it might not have escaped notice prior to its widespread publicization yesterday — but that the people who had heretofore discovered it kept it to themselves.

This exploit was in fact posted to Apple’s own support forums on...

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14:57
Jony Ive talks his start in design, how iPhone X...

Apple’s design chief Jony Ive sat down with Smithsonian Magazine recently to talk how he got his start as a deisgner and much more. The inteview comes as Ive will be featured in the 2017 issue of the magazine and today spoke at the Hirshorn Museum in Washington, D.C.

more…

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14:11
Pottery Barn launches new AR app for easily...

Popular furniture company Williams-Sonoma is today joining the growing list of retailers adopting Apple’s ARKit framework. The company announced a new iOS for its Pottery Barn brand that allows users to place furniture in their home using ARKit…

more…

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13:55
Review: Martin Logan Forte Wireless Streaming...

In recent months, we've reviewed a number of smart home speakers focused on music streaming. Though it's great to have smart functionality in what would have otherwise been relatively mundane Bluetooth speakers, we were frustrated by what felt like arbitrary limitations on their functionality. Also, though services like Spotify and Tidal can stream high-quality music files, those speakers' sound quality was necessarily limited by their small form factor. That's why we were immediately excited when speaker veteran Martin Logan offered us a chance to review their Forte wireless streaming amplifier. Though speakers are not included, the Forte is free of those artificial limitations, and almost without compromises.{/exp:char_limit}
...

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13:52
Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine says services like...




Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine once again criticized the business models of rivals in an interview published on Wednesday, this time arguing that streaming services without other attached businesses are inherently unprofitable.

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13:50
VLC Media Player 2.2.7 - Popular multimedia player.

VLC Media Player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, MP3, OGG, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.



Version 2.2.7:

  • Translations updates
  • Decoders:
    • Fix flac heap write overflow on format change
    • Fix crash in libavcodec module (heap write out-of band) (CVE-2017-10699)
    • Fix infinite loop in sami subtitle
    • Fix AAC 7.1 channels detection
  • Demuxers:
    • Fix potential crash in ASX parser
    • Fix AVI read/write overflow
  • Mac OS X:
    • Fix compatibility with macOS High...
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13:30
AWT News Update: November 29, 2017

Image via Perez Art Museum Miami

On today's podcast, we applaud Turkish developer Lemi Ergin for "outing" the macOS High Sierra root authentication bug, talk about an upcoming art exhibit featuring ARKit content, and have news about the new Sports section in the TV app for iOS and tvOS:

  • No good deed goes unpunished, with a lot of developers criticizing Lemi Ergin for publicly tweeting about the root authentication bug to get Apple's attention
  • At the start of Miami's Art Week on December 5, the Perez Art Museum Miami will open an exhibit that uses Apple hardware, software, and development tools to emphasize the impact of invasive species
  • The latest betas of iOS and tvOS feature the long-awaited Sports section in the TV app

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

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13:30
Gear: Speck Presidio Cases for iPhone X

Speck has released its award-winning lineup of Presidio cases for Apple’s new iPhone X, including the standard Presidio ($40), Presidio Grip ($40), Presidio Clear ($40), Presidio Clear + Print, and the extra-tough Presidio Ultra ($50, not shown). While the cases remain largely the same as their iPhone 7 counterparts that we reviewed last year, it’s worth noting that the clear versions have added a version of Speck’s Impactium shock…

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13:24
Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine: 'Streaming...

Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine sat down for an interview recently with Billboard to talk about The Defiant Ones, a four-part documentary series that focuses on the careers of both Iovine and his long-time partner Dr. Dre.

During the interview, Iovine commented on the state of the streaming music industry and the precarious position of companies focused solely on streaming music, like Spotify."The streaming services have a bad situation, there's no margins, they're not making any money," he said. "Amazon sells Prime; Apple sells telephones and iPads; Spotify, they're going to have to figure out a way to get that audience to buy something else. If tomorrow morning [Amazon CEO] Jeff Bezos wakes up and says, 'You know what? I heard the word "$7.99" I don't know what it means, and someone says, 'Why don't we try $7.99...

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13:23
Why Jony Ive is Apple’s design genius

I always love interviews with Ive.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:01
Little Snitch 4.0.4 - Alerts you about outgoing...

Little Snitch gives you control over your private outgoing data.

Track background activity

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

Control your network

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



Version 4.0.4:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.11 or later.

Note: Version 4 is a paid upgrade from previous versions.

Internet Access Policy

  • In Little Snitch 4 we’ve introduced a new Internet Access Policy (IAP)...
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12:48
Apple Music’s Iovine warns that streaming is ‘not a...

Jimmy Iovine has never been one to stick to Apple’s talking points. Sitting right next to Eddy Cue in 2014, the Beats co-founder publicly criticized the earbuds that ship with the iPhone just as Apple announced plans to buy his company for $3 billion. Now, in a new interview with Billboard, Iovine is quoted speaking quite candidly about the business of streaming music and what it would take to knock out Spotify…

more…

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12:45
BusyCal 3.2.5 - Powerful calendar app with multiple...

BusyCal is an award-winning desktop calendar that combines personal productivity features for individuals with powerful calendar sharing capabilities for families and workgroups. Its unique features include a non-modal Info Panel for easier data entry; To Dos that display in the calendar and auto-forward until completed; repeating To Dos; customizable calendar views including a List view and scrolling Month and Week views; adjustable font styles and sizes, live weather feeds, moon phases, graphics, sticky notes and more. And when you first launch BusyCal, all of your iCal data is instantly imported. BusyCal automatically syncs with iCal, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and other apps and devices that sync with MobileMe or Sync Services. If you later decide to switch back to iCal, all of your calendar data will be current.

BusyCal allows families and workgroups to share calendars with MobileMe, Google Calendar, iCal Server, and other CalDAV Servers. You can even...

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12:41
Nasdaq plans to offer bitcoin futures in early 2018

Bitcoin continues to grow, hitting a $11,000 price per coin valuation less than a day after it topped $10,000. The cryptocurrency has been normalizing with investors, getting its own federally-regulated exchange this past July. Now, Nasdaq is plannin...

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12:22
New Yorkers can report identities used in fake net...

Last week, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman posted an open letter that blasted the FCC for refusing to investigate the allegedly fake anti-net neutrality responses to the agency's public comment portal. Now Schneideman is taking matt...

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12:16
BusyContacts 1.2.6 - Fast, efficient contact manager.

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

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

Key Features

  • Customizable Views -- View contacts in a single-column Card View or multi-column List View.
  • Tags -- Tags can be used for grouping, filtering and coloring contacts.
  • Smart Filters -- Smart Filters are a powerful tool for...
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12:10
Apple redesigns Support app for iPhone & iPad...




Apple has released a major update of its Support app for iOS, making significant improvements to the user interface.

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12:08
Apple will review its software development process...

Apple tells Reuters that it will review its software development process after releasing a software update to fix a security vulnerability in macOS High Sierra.

“We greatly regret this error and we apologize to all Mac users,” Apple says. “Our customers deserve better. We are auditing our development processes to help prevent this from happening again.” 

The tech giant said that security “is a top priority” but “regrettably we stumbled with the release of macOS.” 

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12:00
HTC's latest VR investments include a brain...

HTC is continuing its quest to fund promising VR startups, and its latest batch includes a few pushing the boundaries of what's possible in virtual spaces. The Vive X program is backing 26 companies that include Neurable, the company building a brain...

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11:42
How to switch apps to List View on an Apple Watch...




By default an Apple Watch uses a "honeycomb" view to browse installed apps, identified only by their icons. watchOS 4 includes an optional, more straightforward List View -- here's how to turn it on.

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11:38
GM's self-driving ambitions don't include...

Cruise is GM's self-driving division, and it has found surprising success with the Chevy Bolt, which has been deployed in test programs across the country. This week, CEO and Cofounder Kyle Vogt outlined the company's plans for the deployment of thei...

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11:19
Amazon's latest Prime perk is an early '...

Amazon Prime members will have a new perk soon for all the Jumanji fans in the house. Subscribers can book tickets for a December 8th advance showing of the upcoming movie, which will screen a full 12 days before its public release.

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11:18
Pixelmator Pro wants to be the Photoshop killer on...

Pixelmator has been teasing us for a long time about this app and it’s finally here. I’m looking forward to testing it out.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:17
Apple updates Support app with redesigned UI, new...

On the heels of launching a YouTube channel dedicated to how-to tutorial videos, Apple today pushed a significant version 2.0 update to its Apple Support app for iOS. more…

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11:16
Final version of HDMI 2.1 standard released with...




The HDMI Forum has issued the final version of the HDMI 2.1 specification, the latest iteration of the video communications standard, with version 2.1 and its new Ultra High Speed HDMI Cable specifications enabling video resolutions of up to 10K via its increased bandwidth capacity of up to 48 gigabit per second.

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11:12
Download Jim Rockford’s answering machine messages...

How many of you will say, “Cool!” and how many will say, “Who’s Jim Rockford?”

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:02
Apple’s “Hour of Code”

I’ve got a (new!) 12-year-old and I really wish I could get him to one of these sessions. I’ve heard a lot of good things about them.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:59
Instagram is testing a lot of new features,...

The Next Web reports today that Instagram is testing a slew of new features, many of which could be quite welcome among users. Maybe the most exciting feature is a native Regram button, which would let users repost others' photos and videos without h...

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10:51
Microsoft has been granted a U.S. Design Patent for...

Patently Apple covered Microsoft Introducing Surface Studio to Challenge iMac last October. The report pointed to Patently Mobile's original patent report of their future desktop 8 months before it actually launched. Yesterday the U.S. Patent Office granted Microsoft a design patent for their new PC desktop and it's likely the only thing that they've won with it.

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10:40
Pérez Art Museum Miami featuring first ARKit-powered...

Apple unleashed its augmented reality tools with iOS 11 back in September, and next month Pérez Art Museum Miami will launch its first exhibit that uses ARKit on iPhones and iPads.

more…

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10:39
Rocket Lab schedules second Electron test launch for...

On Friday, December 8th at 2:30 PM New Zealand time (8:30 PM ET), a 10-day window will open for a launch of Rocket Lab's Electron rocket. The window will be open for four hours each day. This second test is called "Still Testing"; the rocket will lau...

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10:28
Hopper Disassembler 4.3.7- - Binary disassembler,...

Hopper Disassembler is a binary disassembler, decompiler, and debugger for 32- and 64-bit executables. It will let you disassemble any binary you want, and provide you all the information about its content, like imported symbols, or the control flow graph! Hopper can retrieve procedural information about the disassembled code like the stack variables, and lets you name all the objects you want.

Hopper is able to transform the assembly language into a pseudo-code that is easier to understand! You can use its internal Python scripting engine to analyze binaries the way you want (this feature works only with Lion)! Starting from version 2.0, Hopper can even use GDB to debug programs!

And, last but not least, unlike all other tools of its kind, Hopper is perfectly integrated into the OS X environment.



Version 4.3.7-:

  • Better handling of Windows executables
  • Updates the method signature database for Mac, Linux, and...
| Read more »
10:19
RapidWeaver 7.5.4 - Create template-based websites...

RapidWeaver is a next-generation Web design application to help you easily create professional-looking Web sites in minutes. No knowledge of complex code is required, RapidWeaver will take care of all that for you. RapidWeaver produces valid XHTML- and CSS-based websites.

One of the perks about using RapidWeaver is that it has a strong custom theme community. You can download themes and edit them from within RapidWeaver and the result is a pretty slick-looking website that takes very little effort.

RapidWeaver also has a lot of custom plug-ins. Some of them make it easier to edit images directly in RapidWeaver. Others make creating a site map a matter of a few clicks. The supportive community that surrounds RapidWeaver is really what makes this great app superior to other WYSIWYG website creation tools. Be sure to check out YourHead.com for some little tools to help spice up your website in...

| Read more »
10:18
Facebook is testing a 'breaking news' tag...

Facebook will set a cookie to keep you logged in, but it won't set one to remember whether you want to stick with a chronological News Feed. That sort of thing makes it hard to tell at a glance how old a story from a media outlet in your Feed might b...

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10:10
Apple To Review Software Practices After Patching...

Apple said on Wednesday it would review its software development process after scrambling to patch a serious bug it learned of on Tuesday in its macOS operating system for desktop and laptop computers. From a report: "We greatly regret this error and we apologize to all Mac users, both for releasing with this vulnerability and for the concern it has caused," Apple said in a statement. "Our customers deserve better. We are auditing our development processes to help prevent this from happening again."


...

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10:04
Apple Applies for the 'Neural Engine'...

During Apple's iPhone event in September, Apple's SVP Worldwide Marketing revealed the chip behind the new iPhones, the A11 Bionic processor with a new AI component that Apple calls the 'Neural Engine." Today the European Patent Office published Apple's trademark filing for 'Neural Engine'

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10:03
First public art exhibition using Apple's ARKit...




Perez Art Museum Miami will be home to the first-ever public exhibition using Apple's ARKit, leveraging iOS devices to showcase how augmented reality can be used to create new forms of expression.

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10:00
The 2018 CLS will be Mercedes' smartest coupe...

Mercedes showed off its 2018 CLS coupe at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday. In addition to its sleek styling and five full seats, the car will offer a number of autonomous driver assist features that have, until now, been reserved for the...

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09:59
Daily Deal: Get yourself a hybrid smartwatch

Is the Apple Watch a little too pricy for you? If that's the case, we have a deal you're going to want to feast your eyes on. The MIM Hybrid Smart Watches ($43.99) look like regular analog watches, but inside they're doing many of the things you buy a smartwatch for. 

Available with either a sport black sport band or a woven nylon band in red, blue, green, grey or black, the MIM watches look like classic watches, but track your activity like a fitness band. That's not the only cool thing -- you get TWO YEAR BATTERY LIFE. No more having to put your watch on the charger every night!

The MIM Smart Watches work with a smartphone app to do the...

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09:56
Instagram testing native Regram, archive Stories,...

A new report today from TNW shares that Instagram is testing out a wide range of new features including a native Regram button, an archive Stories feature, a share to WhatsApp option, an iOS beta version of its app, and more.

more…

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09:47
News: Just Mobile ShutterGrip reaches funding goal...

Just Mobile has reached its KickStarter funding goal to produce the ShutterGrip camera grip and shutter for mobile phones, and there are four days left to get it at the $28 Kickstarter price. The simple camera grip attaches to your iPhone and provides the feel of a traditional camera in the hand, allowing for a more stable grip to get the most out of the iPhone’s state-of-the-art cameras. The Bluetooth grip doesn’t require a dedicated…

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09:45
Opinion: How iPhone naming should change in 2018 (...

Now that Apple has released the iPhone X, there are currently eight different iPhone models in the lineup. These include the SE, 6s and 6s Plus, 7 and 7 Plus, 8 and 8 Plus, and now the iPhone X. How does Apple intend to make sense of this if there are another three, possibly four, iPhones coming out next year? Here’s my proposal.

more…

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09:44
The iPhone X sees the most device activities over...

The 2017 Thanksgiving/Black Friday/Cyber Monday kickoff to the holiday shopping season produced big results for retailers. Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, consumers dropped more than $11 billion, which is a significant increase from 2016.  

Mobile shopping also hit a new high this year, with 42% of sales coming from mobile devices and Cyber Monday heralded as mobile’s first $2 billion day ever. According to Localytics, an analytics and marketing platform, Apple’s iPhone X experienced the highest lift in new device activations...

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09:43
Over half of FCC net neutrality comments may be fake...

The FCC's proposal to roll back net neutrality protections was up for public comment between April 27th and August 30th and while nearly 22 million comments were submitted, there's been a bit of discussion surrounding who or what registered those com...

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09:37
Apple's TV app adds live 'Sports'...




In a preview of a new feature expected to come to all users in December, beta builds of iOS and tvOS have added a live "Sports" section, making it easier to find streaming content.

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09:34
Apple releases Security Update 2017-001 to fix macOS...

Apple has released Security Update 2017-001 to fix a vulnerability that enables access to the root superuser with a blank password on any Mac running macOS High Sierra version 10.3.1. 

Yesterday afternoon Lemi Orhan Ergin set off a firestorm on Twitter when he revealed a security issue in macOS High Sierra. Anyone can -- or, rather could -- login as “root” with no password required. It turns out that the issue in question works with any authentication dialog in High Sierra.

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09:31
Apple releases Security Update 2017-001 to fix macOS...

Apple has released Security Update 2017-001 to fix a vulnerability that enables access to the root superuser with a blank password on any Mac running macOS High Sierra version 10.3.1.

Yesterday afternoon Lemi Orhan Ergin set off a firestorm on Twitter when he revealed a glaring security issue in MacOS High Sierra—anyone can login as “root” with no password required. It turns out that the issue in question works with any authentication dialog in High Sierra.

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09:31
News: Apple sues Qualcomm for patent infringement

Apple has filed a countersuit in its ongoing legal fight with Qualcomm, claiming Qualcomm’s Snapdragon mobile chips infringe on Apple patents, Reuters reports. Qualcomm filed a lawsuit in July claiming Apple infringed on several of its patents that help mobile phones get better battery life, and Apple’s new counterclaim is that it owns eight patents pertaining to battery life that Qualcomm is violating. Apple claims its innovations that…

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09:28
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 27-inch iMac $249 off, DJI...

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

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09:25
BMW debuts its i8 Roadster for top-down green driving

The i series vehicles has been BMW's electrified brand on the road since 2014. The i3 is the pure-electric urban bubble vehicle while the supercar-styled i8 is the hybrid of the pair. But beyond sharing similar design cues and a TRON-inspired paint j...

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09:14
∞ Update to High Sierra now live, official comment...

An update to High Sierra has now gone live. It addresses the root password issue we first mentioned in this post.

“Security is a top priority for every Apple product, and regrettably we stumbled with this release of macOS”, said an Apple spokesperson in a statement to The Loop.

“When our security engineers became aware of the issue Tuesday afternoon, we immediately began working on an update that closes the security hole. This morning, as of 8 a.m., the update is available for download, and starting later today it will be automatically installed on all systems running the latest version (10.13.1) of macOS High Sierra.

We greatly regret this error and we apologize to all Mac users, both for releasing with this vulnerability and for the concern it has caused. Our customers deserve better. We are...

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09:12
New Sports Section Goes Live in Apple's TV App...

Apple this morning launched a new Sports section in its TV app, which appears to be available on devices running iOS 11.2 and tvOS 11.2. Sports can be accessed through the new dedicated Sports tab at the bottom of the app, located next to the "Watch Now" button.

First announced in September, the TV app's Sports section is designed to allow users to watch live sports games through integration with ESPN. Right now, ESPN appears to be the only app offering content through the TV app's Sports category, but additional Sports-oriented apps could offer support in the future.

Right now, since it's basketball season and there are several basketball games this afternoon, the TV app focuses heavily on basketball content. There are links to NBA games, men's college basketball, and women's college basketball, along with re-aired content and separate browsing sections for football and rugby.

Apple plans to change the focus of the app regularly to highlight relevant sports...

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09:10
Update Immediately to Block the Root Vulnerability...

Less than 24 hours after the news about the root vulnerability bug broke on Twitter, Apple has released Security Update 2017-001 to address it. If you’re running macOS 10.13.1 High Sierra, install that update right away.

 

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09:00
Intel wants to make your autonomous car rides more...

Once autonomous cars can routinely take over the monotonous, minute-to-minute responsibilities of actually driving, what are their human passengers supposed to do with themselves? Well, if Intel has any say, people will spend their trips being immers...

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08:58
Apple Security Update 2017-001 - For macOS 10.13...

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

The download link above is for macOS 10.13 High Sierra; see Related Links for additional security updates.



Version 2017-001:

Note: At present, this update is available only through App Store.app.

Note: Users are requested to install this update as soon as possible. When you install Security Update 2017-001 on your Mac, the build number of macOS will be 17B1002.

Directory Utility

  • Available for: macOS High Sierra 10.13.1

    Not impacted: macOS Sierra 10.12.6 and earlier

    Impact: An attacker may be able to bypass administrator authentication without supplying the administrator’s...
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08:51
Apple sues Qualcomm for violating chip patents

The patent lawsuit battle between Apple and Qualcomm isn't about to cool down any time soon. Apple has countersued Qualcomm, alleging that older Snapdragon chips (the 800 and 820) violate eight or more patents for power management in processors. It...

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08:50
News: Report: Apple leasing former Fiat Chrysler...

Apple seems to be leasing a facility once owned by Fiat Chrysler to test autonomous vehicles, Jalopnik reports. A source said Apple has been recruiting automotive technicians and test engineers from all over California, and a recent paper published by Apple researchers illustrates how laser-based radar could allow a car to detect 3D objects to navigate (among other applications). Apple declined to comment, but records show there has been recent activity…

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08:41
Apple fixes macOS bug allowing full access without a...

It didn't take long for Apple to patch that nasty macOS High Sierra flaw that let intruders gain full administrator access (aka root) on your system. The company has released Security Update 2017-001, which should prevent people from gaining control...

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08:38
Apple issues macOS High Sierra update to fix...




Apple on Wednesday released a special security update for macOS High Sierra, solving a recently uncovered flaw which would let people gain root access without entering a password.

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08:33
Sports section arrives on Apple’s TV app ahead of...

Sports fans may be excited to hear that Apple’s TV app has finally gained the live sports integration announced months ago. The dedicated sports section now appears to be live on the TV app on latest betas of iOS and tvOS.

more…

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08:30
Supreme Court considers if your privacy rights...

With all the attention focused on the FCC's upcoming vote to dismantle net neutrality protections, it's easy to have missed an upcoming hearing that has the potential to reshape electronic-privacy protection. Today, the Supreme Court is hearing argum...

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08:21
Apple Releases macOS High Sierra Security Update to...

Apple today released Security Update 2017-001 to fix a serious vulnerability that enables access to the root superuser with a blank password on any Mac running macOS High Sierra version 10.3.1 and later.

The critical bug, which gained attention after it was tweeted by developer Lemi Ergin yesterday, lets anyone log into an administrator account using the username "root" and any password, including a blank one.

The security update is rolling out on the Mac App Store now, and it should be installed by all users running macOS High Sierra as soon as possible. Regardless, starting later today, Apple said the security update will be automatically installed on all Macs running macOS High Sierra 10.13.1.

Apple has since apologized for the vulnerability in a...

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08:17
Apple releases macOS High Sierra security fix for...

If you’re running macOS High Sierra, it’s time to update your Mac as soon as possible. Apple has released a security update that addresses the security vulnerability discovered yesterday afternoon. The update is available now through the Mac App Store.

more…

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08:17
AWT TV Episode 29: November 28, 2017

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

On last night's episode of AWT TV, we spent most of the night in a discussion about Apple's quality control -- or lack of it -- with software. This is particularly important in light of several recent annoying bugs with iOS 11, but critical when we look at the macOS High Sierra root user bug -- as Steve mentioned, it's akin to leaving a key in a door in a crime-ridden neighborhood!

Marty had several bugs to demonstrate for us; some are just plain sloppy! For example, he noted that if you change the font size on the iOS compass app found on iPhones, the text showing the elevation  actually "rolls" to the top of the screen. Text is no longer centered properly in the app, and it's just like Apple isn...

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08:17
Jim Beam's smart decanter will pour you a shot...

What do you want in a smart speaker assistant? It might be to manage calendars and appointments. For others, it could be the ability to ask the speaker to play your favorite music. But for some, the real value in a smart speaker is its ability to dis...

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08:09
News: Apple to halt app updates from December 23-27

Apple has announced its annual iTunes Connect hiatus, informing developers they won’t be able to submit new apps or updates to existing apps from December 23 – 27. Other iTunes Connect functions will still be available during that period, so developers can “let customers know about promotions, upcoming features, and events within your app at any time using the promotional text field.”...

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08:07
About the security content of Security Update 2017-...

This document describes the security content of Security Update 2017-001. 

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08:02
Tesla's latest Semi electric truck customer is...

Tesla has scored an order of ten Semi electric trucks from DHL, which plans to use it for short runs and same-day deliveries in US cities, according to the Wall Street Journal. The transport service also plans to trial it for longer trips and evaluat...

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07:56
Jamf Pro 10 - Powerful sysadmin/enterprise tool (was...

Jamf Pro (formerly Casper Suite) is the EMM tool that delights IT pros and the users they support by delivering on the promise of unified endpoint management for Apple devices. At Jamf, connecting the Apple user experience with IT requirements has been our business for the last decade. With Jamf Pro for Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV management, IT can support an extraordinary Apple experience for the end user while meeting or exceeding organization goals and requirements.

Whether you work at a school, business, or government agency, Jamf Pro has been developed to meet your needs--because it's supported by Apple specialists for the enterprise. Because we understand the potential of Apple in the enterprise, and how to help you get where you want to be.

To begin your journey, take the first step: learn how Jamf Pro can transform Apple ecosystem management in your organization. Then engage with Jamf to help every step of the way.

Note:...

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07:49
LaunchBar 6.9.2 - Powerful file/URL/email launcher...

LaunchBar is an award-winning productivity utility that offers an amazingly intuitive and efficient way to search and access any kind of information stored on your computer or on the Web. It provides instant access to your applications, documents, contacts, and bookmarks, to your music library, to search engines and more, just by entering short abbreviations of the searched item's name.

You just hit Command-Space to bring LaunchBar's input window to front, enter an arbitrary abbreviation, and as soon as you start typing LaunchBar displays the best matching choices, ready to be opened immediately.

Start applications, open documents, invoke system services, compose emails, or navigate the Web--LaunchBar will be your essential servant.



Version 6.9.2:

Improved

  • Updated the built-in “Browse Ulysses”; it now supports the subscription, non-subscription and Setapp versions of Ulysses
  • Added support for...
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07:42
Microsoft's Redmond HQ is getting a multi-...

Microsoft is planning a multi-billion dollar expansion of its Redmond campus, as it looks to add room for an extra 8,000 workers. Over the next five-to-seven years, the company will construct 18 new buildings, add 6.7 million square feet of renovated...

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07:37
News: Apple removes violent games tied to drug war...

Apple has removed several violent games tied to President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal war on drugs in the Philippines, The Asian Network of People who Use Drugs reports. ANPUD petitioned Apple CEO Tim Cook to remove multiple games that “actively promoted the war on people who use drugs in the Philippines,” which has been documented to include extrajudicial killings. Some of the games have upwards of a million downloads and featured…

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07:32
New Apple countersuit targets Qualcomm's...




Further escalating the legal war between the two companies, Apple on Wednesday launched a U.S. countersuit against Qualcomm, charging that the latter's Snapdragon processors -- found in many Android phones -- are in violation of at least eight patents.

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07:25
With Apple's 5.5" iPhone 8 out-selling...

Earlier this month Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple's iPhone 8 Plus with its Dual Lens Camera Out-Ships the iPhone 8 with Single Camera right out of the Gate." The report noted that a new trend had emerged. Today a new IDC report published recognizes that the phablet trend will dominate the market ....

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07:21
Snapchat’s redesign separates friends' posts...

Snapchat's major redesign is here and it's all about separating your relationships from content. Snap CEO Evan Spiegel wrote on Axios today that Snapchat has always been primarily geared towards conversing with friends and with the new layout, Snapch...

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07:11
Games with the Philippine president killing...

Video games that put the player in the shoes of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte as he kills criminals have been removed from the Apple App Store, reports the BBC. Thousands of people have been killed by police during the president's crackdown on drug-related crime, the article adds.

The Asian Network of People Who Use Drugs (Anpud) had previously written an open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook to remove the games, which it said were "promoting murder, extrajudicial killings, violence, and the war on drugs in the Philippines.”

The games that have now apparently been removed include: Duterte knows Kung Fu: Pinoy Crime Fighter, Duterte Running Man Challenge Game, Fighting Crime 2, and Tsip Bato: Ang Bumangga Giba. All those games featured either Duterte, or Philippines police chief Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa shooting down criminals.

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07:08
TurboTax 2017 - Manage your 2016 U.S. taxes and...

TurboTax guides you through your tax return step by step, does all the calculations, and checks your return for errors and overlooked deductions. It lets you file your return electronically to get your refund faster or prints IRS-approved forms on plain paper. Plus, TurboTax has more money-saving advice. It provides easy access to official IRS publications, Money Magazine's Income Tax Handbook, comprehensive Tax Planners, expert video clips, and more.

The published price is that of the Basic edition. Click here for full pricing info.



Version 2017:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.11 or later

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.11 or later



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07:05
Essential's Andy Rubin takes leave of absence...




Essential head and former Android chief Andy Rubin is taking a "leave of absence" after allegations of an "inappropriate relationship" at Google have resurfaced.

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07:01
Spotify 1.0.67.582. - 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 1.0.67.582.:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.9 or later...

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07:00
From Android to iOS - Bluetooth Nightmare?

On day two of my iPhone X ownership, I hopped on my Harley and headed out to run some errands. I paired my iPhone X up with the Boom Audio Bluetooth speakers on my Heritage and loaded up an Amazon Music playlist. Everything appeared to be working great. When I was leaving my 1st stop, I started the music again, but instead of coming out of my Bluetooth speakers, the music was playing from the phone. I forgot the speakers in settings and re-paired. All was well again. Next stop, same thing. I decided to revisit this issue later. I didn't think I had bigger issues.

Monday, I paired up my SOL Republic Shadow Bluetooth headset and headed out for a walk during lunch. The sound was great, everything was fine. The only issue I had was a notification sound after every song. I'm not sure if this is normal, but it didn't happen with my Pixel XL. When I went to use them...

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07:00
Netflix adds social sharing to its Fast.com speed...

Back in 2011, Netflix started issuing ISP report cards to head off possible throttling, and now, as the future of net neutrality is in doubt it's upgrading Fast.com. The simple speed test debuted last year, and according to Netflix has already been u...

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06:51
Snapchat unveils redesign with focused friends and...

Snapchat teased out earlier this month that its app would soon see its first major redesign, and today we’re seeing the first look at the new Snapchat. The details come a bit earlier than expected, although the rollout will be gradual…

more…

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06:50
The Road Movie: Russian dashcam videos come to the...

I find this fascinating, an extended bit of schadenfreude. And an interesting business model.

The trailer is embedded in the main Loop post.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:44
Maintenance 2.3.7 - System maintenance utility.

Maintenance is a system maintenance and cleaning utility. It allows you to run miscellaneous tasks of system maintenance:

  • Check the status of the hard disk
  • Repair permissions
  • Run periodic scripts
  • Reset Spotlight's index
  • Rebuild the LaunchServices database
  • Delete application, font, and system cache



Version 2.3.7:

  • Fixed a bug that occurred in some cases when searching for an update
  • Improved deletion of Recent Items
  • Minor changes to the interface



  • macOS 10.13 or later



Download Now]]>

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06:44
News: Apple releases fifth betas for iOS 11.2 and...

Apple has released the fifth developer betas for iOS 11.2 and tvOS 11.2. The new versions don’t seem to include any big features we haven’t seen before, but the iOS 11.2 beta is reportedly allowing users to wirelessly charge their iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X devices at 7.5-watt speeds instead of the previous five-watt limit and provides a new dialog box explaining how the Control Center’s Wi-Fi and Bluetooth toggles work; tapping…

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06:42
Fusion Guitar is a new iPhone/iPad integrated...

Fusion Guitar is a new iPhone/iPod-integrated, portable, wireless electric guitar with built-in amp, battery and speakers. It’s available at a special holiday price of $899 through Dec. 24 with promo code:  ROCK-N-ROLL-SANTA-FG.

Designed by guitarists for guitarists, the Fusion Guitar is a great portable addition to the experienced player's collection, with the ability to practice and play on the go, around the campfire, impromptu creative sessions, on the streets or at the next big show, says Dave McAuld, Fusion Guitar founder and designer. It's also the perfect guitar appealing to the learner who wants to quickly and easily take their playing to the next level with access to YouTube tutorials, interactive learning apps and sound effects from favorite artists and classic guitars, he adds.

Fusion Guitar eliminates the need for multiple hardware devices: amplifier, speakers, foot pedals, power supply, multiple...

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06:41
Apple Accuses Qualcomm of Patent Infringement in...

From a report: Apple on Wednesday filed a countersuit against Qualcomm, alleging that Qualcomm's Snapdragon mobile phone chips that power a wide variety of Android-based devices infringe on Apple's patents, the latest development in a long-running dispute. Qualcomm in July accused Apple of infringing several patents related to helping mobile phones get better battery life. Apple has denied the claims that it violated Qualcomm's battery life patents and alleged that Qualcomm's patents were invalid, a common move in such cases. But on Wednesday, in a filing in U.S. District Court in San Diego, Apple revised its answer to Qualcomm's complaint with accusations of its own. Apple alleges it owns at least eight battery life patents that Qualcomm has violated.


...

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06:41
Trump retweets violent anti-Muslim propaganda

This morning, President Trump retweeted violent anti-Muslim propaganda videos that were originally tweeted by verified user Jayda Fransen (@JaydaBF on Twitter). We are not linking to the tweets or the videos because they contain graphic content; one...

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06:38
X-Files game coming to iOS & Android in February...

Hard to believe, but next year will be the 25th anniversary of The X-Files. To celebrate the event, and the premiere of season 11 of the TV show in January, a new mobile game will be launched the following month.

The X-Files: Deep State is described as a mystery investigation mobile game in which you are an FBI special agent investigating ‘crime scenes that defy investigation’ …

more…

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06:37
Don’t lock yourself out of your smart home: Always...

A well told, cautionary tale from Serenity Caldwell.

Side note: Is there a proper way to climb through a window?

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:30
Physicists keep striking out in the search for dark...

Space may be the final frontier, but we've barely begun to explore its underlying mechanics. For as much as humanity has discovered since we first looked to the heavens, we've only seen about 15 percent of the total matter in the universe. The other...

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06:28
macOS High Sierra ‘root’ security bug: Stop and do...

Rene Ritchie’s explainer walks you through the steps you should definitely take to ensure that your Mac has a root password.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:25
Hacking the AirPods case to add wireless charging

This is an ugly hack, not something I would ever do to what I consider a beautifully designed case. Especially considering that Apple is said to be shipping their own inductive AirPods case in the near future.

That said, I did find this interesting, a chance to see how to quickly and cheaply implement a Qi-compatible wireless charging solution.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:25
A Better Finder Attributes 6.07 - Change file...

A Better Finder Attributes is the ultimate file-tweaking tool for OS X. It combines photo-shooting date and file date changing along with a few unique tricks of its own.

  • Change EXIF Timestamps at Will - A Better Finder Attributes 5 allows you to manipulate JPEG, CR2, NEF, ARF CRW and CIFF EXIF timestamps at will by setting them to specific times or batch adjusting them by adding and removing time (useful for correcting the timestamps of images taken with a digital camera with a incorrectly set clock and to compensate for timezone changes).
  • Correct Finder Sorting for JPEG EXIF and RAW Photo - A Better Finder Attributes 5 also allows to synchronize the file creation and modification dates with the shooting dates of JPEG EXIF as well as a wide variety of RAW formats, so that files sort properly in the Finder and other systems.
  • Total File and Folder Creation and Modification Date Control...
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06:24
Apple Sues Qualcomm over Two Snapdragon Processors...

It's being report today that Apple filed a countersuit against Qualcomm Inc this morning, alleging that Qualcomm’s Snapdragon mobile phone chips infringe on their intellectual property

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06:23
Global Payments, CaixaBank add Apple Pay support

Comercia Global Payments EP, S.L. — a joint venture between U.S.-based Global Payments, a provider of payment technology services, and CaixaBank, which specializes in retail banking in Spain — announced that it’s now bringing its customers Apple Pay.

Using the new CaixaBank Pay app users can now add their Caixabank cards to the Apple Wallet app and use Apple’s mobile payment service for purchases at any contactless enabled retail location. Using Apple Pay is simple with Touch ID. Or just double-click the side button and glance at your iPhone X to authenticate with Face ID. When paying for goods and services on the go, Apple Pay works with iPhone 6 and later, iPhone SE and Apple Watch.

Apple Pay is currently available in 20 countries: Australia, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, the UK, the U.S., Denmark, Finland, Sweden and the United Arab Emirates.

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06:23
∞ The Dalrymple Report: iPhone X cameras with Shawn...

Shawn joins me this week to discuss the iPhone X cameras and how it compares to traditional cameras on the market.

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06:22
iHeartRadio adds podcasts to app for Apple CarPlay




Drivers with a CarPlay-compatible vehicle have a new option for listening to podcasts, thanks to an update to the iHeartRadio app for the iPhone.

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06:17
Facebook’s new CAPTCHA: “Please upload a photo of...

Nitasha Tiku, Wired:

Facebook may soon ask you to “upload a photo of yourself that clearly shows your face,” to prove you’re not a bot.

The company is using a new kind of captcha to verify whether a user is a real person. According to a screenshot of the identity test shared on Twitter on Tuesday and verified by Facebook, the prompt says: “Please upload a photo of yourself that clearly shows your face. We’ll check it and then permanently delete it from our servers.”

And:

In a statement to WIRED, a Facebook spokesperson said the photo test is intended to “help us catch suspicious activity at various points of interaction on the site, including creating an account, sending Friend requests, setting up ads payments, and creating or editing ads.”

This is somewhat reminiscent of Face ID, though presumably without the machine learning aspect, with zero 3D information (it’s a picture, after all) and, also presumably, with a much slower reaction time....

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06:15
IDC: Apple’s iPhone market to grow 4.7% in 2017, 8.1...

According to a new forecast from IDC overall smartphone shipments will steadily grow from 1.5 billion units in 2017 to 1.7 billion units in 2021. Apple's launch of the iPhone 8/8+ and X in late 2017 set the company up to return to iPhone volume growth in 2017, adds the research group. 

IDC expects an even bigger rebound in 2018 as channels fill up with inventory of the new models and as price cuts around earlier models enable it to hit lower price points. Coming off the 7% decline in iPhone shipments in 2016, IDC is forecasting growth of 2.4% in 2017 and 8.1% in 2018. IDC also projects sustained growth for Apple through the later years of the forecast with volumes growing at a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.1%. 

“Phablets” (smartphones with a screen size of 5.5 inches to under-7 inches) will far outpace total market growth by climbing from 611 million units in 2017 to one billion units in 2021,...

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06:12
Apple Countersues Qualcomm for Patent Infringement...

In the ongoing legal feud between Apple and LTE chipmaker Qualcomm, Reuters reports today that Apple has made the latest move by filing a countersuit against Qualcomm and claiming that the supplier's Snapdragon chips -- used in many Android devices -- infringe on the Cupertino company's patents.

The countersuit is Apple's retaliation against Qualcomm after the latter company sought iPhone and iPad import bans in the United States over the summer. At the time, Qualcomm alleged that Apple infringed on six Qualcomm patents related to carrier aggregation and technologies that were designed to allow iPhones to save battery life while communicating. Apple denied any of these claims and said that Qualcomm's patents were "invalid."

Apple's new...

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06:07
In latest twist to patent battle, Apple accuses...

Qualcomm has long accused Apple of infringing its patents, but the latest twist to the saga reverses the position. In a new countersuit, Apple accuses Qualcomm of infringing its patents.

Qualcomm is accused of violating at least eight Apple patents in its Snapdragon 800 and 820 processors, which are used in both Samsung and Google Pixel phones …

more…

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06:02
Pixelmator Pro available on the Mac App Store

The Pixelmator Team has released Pixelmator Pro, codenamed Whirlwind, which includes a modern single-window interface, nondestructive, GPU-powered image editing tools, machine learning-enhanced editing features, and more. 

"Its innovative, user-centered design makes editing images on a Mac simpler than ever, Saulius Dailide, one of the founders of the Pixelmator Team, said. “And with its GPU-powered and machine learning-enhanced editing tools, Pixelmator Pro is built for the future."

The dark single-window interface of Pixelmator Pro has been created exclusively for working with images. A streamlined design provides a completely native Mac app experience and is fully consistent with the look and feel of macOS. And a reimagined, user-centered workflow design makes the professional editing tools in Pixelmator Pro especially accessible, even to first-time users, according to Sailide.

Completely nondestructive color adjustments, effects, styles, and layouting tools...

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06:00
Shopify’s Arrive app tracks your online orders on a...

Now that Amazon's smart-home-synced delivery service is unlocking doors for parcel drop-offs, we never have to worry about missing packages again. For anyone freaked out by the idea of a stranger entering their pad, there's Shopify Arrive for iOS: A...

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

In our iLounge Deal for today, you can pick up a lifetime subscription to ZenMate Premium for only $59.99 — that’s 92% off the regular price. This award-winning security solution helps you secure your online surfing and access geographically restricted content across all of your devices — from your Mac to your iPhone. A browser extension lets you easily switch between proxy locations to access any content you want, while all browser traffic…

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05:59
Pixelmator Pro available on the Mac App Store

The Pixelmator Team has released Pixelmator Pro, codenamed Whirlwind, which includes a modern single-window interface, nondestructive, GPU-powered image editing tools, machine learning-enhanced editing features, and more.

"Its innovative, user-centered design makes editing images on a Mac simpler than ever, Saulius Dailide, one of the founders of the Pixelmator Team, said. “And with its GPU-powered and machine learning-enhanced editing tools, Pixelmator Pro is built for the future."

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05:52
Apple countersues Qualcomm for patent infringement

Here we go again. Apple has filed a countersuit against Qualcomm, the world’s dominant supplier of baseband processors, alleging patent infringement and seeks unspecified damages. The tech giant says Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 and 820 processors, found in Android phones from Samsung and Alphabet, infringe on battery life patents owned by Apple. 

The infringement claims appear in Apple’s revised response to Qualcomm’s suit accusing Apple of infringement. In January, Apple filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm, alleging the chip supplier demanded unfair terms for...

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05:45
Snapchat CEO blames rival social networks for fake...

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel has decried rival social media firms for propagating fake news and damaging the media industry, saying that the "smart" alternative is, you guessed it, Snapchat. "The personalized newsfeed revolutionized the way people share...

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05:40
Uber says 2016 hack affected 2.7 million UK...

As Uber prepares to defend itself following news that it suffered -- and subsequently hid -- a massive data breach in 2016, the company has begun shedding light on how many people it affected locally. At first count, 57 million global users were impl...

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05:31
Waze update adds hands-free use, motorcycle mode...

Popular navigation app Waze is being updated today with three new features. First up, and long overdue, is a hands-free mode. The app now supports an ‘Ok Waze’ command that allows you to set common destinations without taking your hands from the wheel.

Commands supported include ‘Take me home’ and ‘Find a gas station’ …

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05:30
B-Eng debuts Similar Pic Finder 1.0 for macOS

B-Eng has introduced Similar Pic Finder 1.0, a duplicate image discovery utility for macOS. It tracks down duplicates and copies of pictures.

The tool leverages three proprietary, dedicated algorithms to locate duplicates of images on a drive, independent of their name. The algorithms are optimized for different tasks. . A contour based algorithm takes care of focus base search, with a second specialized algorithm that traces colors and color gradients, while a fingerprint algorithm is able to ignore different sizes of images that are to be compared.

Similar Pic Finder requires macOS 10.10 or later. It costs $1.99 and is available at the Mac App Store.

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05:00
Apple files for a patent for ‘adjusting alarms based...

Future alarm clocks on your iOS and watchOS devices may be a bit more “understanding” of your personal needs. Apple has filed for a patent (number 9,826,930) for “adjusting alarms based on sleep onset latency.”

Per the patent, a mobile device — think iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch — can adjust an alarm setting based on the sleep onset latency duration detected for a user of the mobile device. For example, sleep onset latency can be the amount of time it takes for the user to fall asleep after the user goes to bed.

The mobile device can determine when the user intends or attempts to go to sleep based on detected sleep ritual activities. Sleep ritual activities can include those activities a user performs in preparation for sleep. 

In the patent filing, Apple notes that most folks require a certain amount of sleep at night to feel well rested the following day. Often, when a person works, the person will set an alarm to wake them up at an appropriate time so that...

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04:50
Apple removes violent games from App Store after...

Apple has reportedly removed from the App Store a number of games said to glorify the extrajudicial killings of suspected drug dealers and users in the Philippines. A number of the games feature Philippine National Police director general Ronald dela Rosa and the country’s president, Rodrigo Duterte, shooting people.

Apple’s action follows an open letter to Tim Cook signed by a strangely-named organization said to represent victims of illegal drugs …

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04:46
Smart TV market predicted to reach $292.55 billion...

The global smart TV market is expected to reach $292.55 billion by 2025, according to Research and Markets (www.researchandmarkets.com). The introduction of 4K resolution-equipped televisions, coupled with the shifting preference toward OLED and QLED displays, is expected to emerge as a major trend in the smart TV industry, according to the research group.

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04:46
Smart TV market predicted to reach $292.55 billion...

The global smart TV market is expected to reach $292.55 billion by 2025, according to Research and Markets (www.researchandmarkets.com). The introduction of 4K resolution-equipped televisions, coupled with the shifting preference toward OLED and QLED displays, is expected to emerge as a major trend in the smart TV industry, according to the research group.

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04:30
How to delete mail in macOS High Sierra’s Mail app

There are several ways to delete mail in the Mail app of macOS High Sierra.  To delete a message from a Mail notification or with a swipe, the “Move discarded messages” option in Viewing preferences in Mail must be set to Trash; otherwise, the message is archived.

  • In a Mail notification: Move the pointer over the notification, then click Trash.
  • In the Message viewer: Do one of the following:
  • Swipe left with two fingers, then click Trash, or swipe all the way to the left until the message disappears.
  • Move the pointer over the message header, then click the Delete button (it looks like a trashcan) that appears.
  • Select a message in the list, then click the Delete button in the Mail toolbar.
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IOGEAR Compact USB-C Docking Station with PD Pass-...

If you have a 12-inch MacBook and find it frustrating that it only packs one USB-C port, consider adding the $99.95 IOGEAR Compact USB-C Docking Station with PD Pass-Thru to your Christmas wish list. 

It’s also useful for expanding the connectivity options on the latest MacBook Pros as well. 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. The docking station is equipped with memory card readers for SD/MicroSD memory cards for quick access to your data. With two USB 3.0 (Type-A) ports, you can connect an array of USB Type-A peripherals. 

With the included Gigabit Ethernet power, you can connect to your LAN for robust data bandwidth and increased security. On top of all this connectivity, this docking station also offers the flexibility...

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New version of ABBYY Real-Time Recognition SDK...

ABBYY (www.abbyy.com), a provider of intelligent capture solutions to improve business outcomes, has released a new version of the ABBYY Real-Time Recognition Software Development Kit (RTR SDK) with added data capture functionality on iOS and Android mobile platforms.

The Real-Time Recognition technology is capable of pulling text information from on-screen objects and automatically converting it into digital data on the mobile device. Using the live video stream, the new RTR SDK is able to extract text and data even from complex textures and objects set in natural scenes.

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04:00
The 10 Mac games you need to play from November 2017

November's Mac games

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It’s that time of year, and chances are good that your next few weeks will be packed with spending time and money on gifts for loved ones. But while that’s all well and good, you should also gift yourself something to keep yourself entertained over the next few weeks: a new game to savor on your Mac. 

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03:56
Facebook asking users to upload a face photo to...

Facebook is asking some users to upload a face photo to verify their identity when automated processes spot suspicious activity …

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Nov. 29, 2017

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

iOS Apps/Updates

Jumsoft has debuted Toolbox for MS Office 1.0, an addition to their productivity suite for iOS devices. Toolbox for MS Office contains a vast variety of professional and stylish templates of Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, infographics, decorative artwork and icons. 

The app downloads content on demand to save space on the device, and allows saving templates for later use offline. It also features deep iOS11 support. Toolbox for MS Office 1.0 offers some items in all categories free-of-charge for users to try and use, while the rest can be purchased for $0.99 - $4.99 per item.

VideoGo has introduced...

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03:15
HDMI 2.1 specs published, highlight improved HDR,...

It’s a bit down the line, but the HDMI Forum’s details for the HDMI 2.1 spec, which were released today, look pretty nifty.

The big takeaways include higher resolution, Dynamic HDR and the additions of support for high frame rate 4K and 8K video. HDMI 2.1 will work with 8K video at refresh rates up to 60 Hz, along with 4K video up to 120 Hz.

The new spec could enable higher frame rates for gamers as well as higher resolution video from high-end cameras as well as the ability to display at maximum quality.

HDMI 2.1 also marks the arrival of the backwards-compatible 48G Ultra High Speed HDMI Cable, which will support uncompressed HDMI 2.1 features.

Other cool perks in the specs include enhanced refresh rates, variable refresh rates, quick media switching, and quick frame transport for smoother gaming and VR.

The breakdown goes as follows:

– Higher video resolutions support a range of high resolutions and faster refresh rates including...

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03:09
Apple Bows to the Demands of the 'Asian Network...

In mid-October Patently Apple posted a report titled "Activists urge Apple to drop Pro President Duterte Philippine Drug War Games from App Store." There's actually a group called the "Asian Network of People who Use Drugs (ANPUD)" who demanded that Apple remove silly shooter games from the App Store and Apple bowed to their demands.

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03:00
Apple follows up on root user security hole in macOS...

Well, this qualifies as a pretty huge mess.

Following the discovery of a security hole in macOS High Sierra in which a user can simply enter their user name as “root”, not provide a password and be allowed full access to the computer, Apple has offered the following statement:

“We are working on a software update to address this issue,” Apple said. “In the meantime, setting a root password prevents unauthorized access to your Mac. To enable the Root User and set a password, please follow the instructions here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204012. If a Root User is already enabled, to ensure a black password is not set, please follow the instructions from the ‘Change the root password’ section.”

The flaw was discovered on Tuesday and could be used to bypass a Mac’s lock screen.

Beyond those who have direct access to a vulnerable Mac, the security...

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02:32
Pixelmator Pro debuts with powerful image editing...




The developers behind popular image editing app Pixelmator on Tuesday released Pixelmator Pro for Mac, a new title that takes advantage of Apple APIs like Metal 2 and Core Image to deliver GPU-powered tools, machine learning features and more.

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02:11
Pixelmator Pro now available for $60, an advanced...

Pixelmator Pro is now available to buy in the Mac App Store ($60). The new app takes inspiration from the original widely-beloved Pixelmator and pushes design and functionality forward.

Pixelmator Pro features a true single-window design with GPU-powered nondestructive image editing effects, color adjustments, and much more.

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00:00
Net Neutrality to be revoked: what Internet users...

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai is delivering on his promise (threat?) to block the net neutrality regulations designed to protect the equal treatment of Internet content. Pai distributed his plan to other FCC commissioners Tuesday (Nov. 21) in preparation for a Dec. 14 vote.

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Net Neutrality to be revoked: what Internet users...

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai is delivering on his promise (threat?) to block the net neutrality regulations designed to protect the equal treatment of Internet content. Pai distributed his plan to other FCC commissioners Tuesday (Nov. 21) in preparation for a Dec. 14 vote.

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B&H's Cyber Week sale delivers up to $800...




Cyber Monday may be over, but instant markdowns on Apple devices are still going strong. Save $800 on a top of the line Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro with 1TB of storage and Radeon 460 graphics (now $2,699). Apple's Mid 2017 12" MacBook is also $1,149 ($150 off), while 512GB 10.5" iPad Pros with cellular support are $979. G-Technology's 16TB external storage system is also $700 off.

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20:59
Dash 4.1.1 - Instant search and offline access to...

Dash is an API documentation browser and code snippet manager. Dash helps you store snippets of code, as well as instantly search and browse documentation for almost any API you might use (for a full list, see the screenshots).

Dash Features

  • Documentation Browser Features
    • Offline Documentation: iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, Swift, Man Pages, .NET Framework, ActionScript, Akka, Android, AngularJS, Angular.dart, Ansible, Apache, Appcelerator Titanium, AppleScript, Arduino, Backbone, Bash, Boost, Bootstrap, Bourbon, Bourbon Neat, C, C++, CakePHP, Cappuccino, Chai, Chef, Clojure, CMake, Cocos2D, Cocos2D-X, CodeIgniter, CoffeeScript, ColdFusion, Common Lisp, Compass, Cordova, Corona, CSS, D3.js, Dart, Django, Dojo Toolkit, Drupal, ElasticSearch, Elixir, Emacs Lisp, Ember.js, Emmet.io, Erlang, Express.js, Expression Engine, ExtJS, Flask, Font Awesome, Foundation, GLib, Go, Grails, Groovy, Grunt, Haml, Haskell, HTML, Jade, Jasmine, Java SE...
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20:59
ExpanDrive 6.1.7 - Access cloud storage just like a...

ExpanDrive builds cloud storage in every application, acts just like a USB drive plugged into your Mac. With ExpanDrive, you can securely access any remote file server directly from the Finder or even the terminal. ExpanDrive supports:

  • SFTP/FTP/FTPS
  • Amazon S3
  • Dropbox
  • WebDAV
  • Rackspace Cloud Files
  • Openstack Swift
  • Dreamhost DreamObjects
  • Google Drive
  • OneDrive
  • Box.com
  • Copy.com
  • HP Helion
  • hubiC



Version 6.1.7:

  • [New] Context-menu checkmarks show sync state for offline mode
  • [Fixed] Improved context-menu support on Mac
  • [Fixed] Improved SFTP support on Windows, especially in error conditions



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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20:59
NeoOffice 2017.5 - Mac-tailored, OpenOffice-based...

NeoOffice is a complete office suite for OS X. With NeoOffice, users can view, edit, and save OpenOffice documents, PDF files, and most Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents.

NeoOffice 3.x and OpenOffice users: before you buy NeoOffice, we recommend that you click on the "NeoOffice support" link and read the list of changes.

Improvements to NeoOffice that users will not find in OpenOffice:

  • Open Calc or Impress instead of Writer at launch using the NeoOffice > Open at Launch menu
  • OS X Versions
  • Native OS X grammar checking
  • Native OS X text highlighting
  • Native file locking support for local and networked volumes
  • OS X Services support
  • Native floating tool windows



Version 2017.5:

Fixed

  • NeoOffice would sometimes crash when copying bookmarks in a Writer document
  • NeoOffice would sometimes crash when a popup menu closed
  • ...
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20:59
Path Finder 7.6.2 - Powerful, award-winning Finder...

Path Finder makes you a master of file management. Take full control over your file system. Save your time: compare and synchronize folders, view hidden files, use Dual Pane and full keyboard navigation to browse your file system. Work how you want: extreme customization allows you to access most tools in many different ways to suit your workflow. Work seamlessly with other platforms: don't leave any hidden .DS_Store files on non-Mac volumes, delete files securely and completely with the powerful delete feature from any volume type, search any network volume.

Features

  • View and manipulate hidden files
  • Dual Pane View
  • Full keyboard navigation
  • Folder comparison and synchronization
  • Folder merging
  • Batch renaming
  • Powerful file filtering
  • One-click dual-pane copy
  • Bookmarks and Tab Presets
  • ACL editor
  • File tagging
  • Editable Path Navigator
  • Powerful...
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18:27
Watch: Face ID and Touch ID compared




With the introduction of the iPhone X and Face ID, some are concerned that Apple's new biometric system is not as secure or easy to use as the legacy fingerprint-based Touch ID. AppleInsider digs deeper to explain why you shouldn't fear facing the future.

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18:19
iHeartRadio adds support for podcasts to its CarPlay...

iHeartRadio is expanding its CarPlay application. The company announced today that it is adding support for podcasts to the app, alongside several new features that make the podcast experience as seamless as possible…

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18:04
Apple seemingly culls games hyping Philippines drug...




Apple appears to have pulled from its App Store a number of games depicting the extrajudicial killing of drug users by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and national police chief Ronaldo "Bato" dela Rosa after activists demanded the company remove the titles for breaching App Store guidelines.

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