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Wednesday February 15

23:40
Apple investigating manual winding Apple Watch,...




According to an Apple patent application published on Thursday, the company is investigating device charging mechanisms capable of generating electricity through winding, as well as wearables powered by constant spring tension, like a traditional wristwatch.

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21:40
Perfecting Your Sales Pitch

My latest Inc.com piece is up. This one focuses on perfecting your sales pitch. It starts as follows:

It’s hard to make a sale if you have a lousy sales pitch. Delivering fresh pitches that allow your product or service to stand out from the others is job number one in sales.

So how do you incite interest rather than yawns? Here are six simple tips.

You can find the rest of the article here: http://www.inc.com/charles-edge/how-to-pitch-your-product-in-6-easy-steps.html.

The post...

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21:36
Apple regains smartphone market lead from Samsung in...




It took eight quarters, but Apple has recovered its spot at the top of the worldwide smartphone market from Android device maker Samsung, according to the latest numbers from research firm Gartner.

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20:59
FoldersSynchronizer 4.3.1 - Synchronize or backup...

FoldersSynchronizer is a popular and useful utility that synchronizes and backs-up files, folders, disks and boot disks. On each session you can apply special options like Timers, Multiple Folders, Filters, Exclude Items, Auto-Mount local and remote volumes, launch your own AppleScripts, set how to resolve conflicts, execute an incremental or an exact copy, include locked files, and more.

Note: 64-bit download (default) runs on OS X 10.9 or higher (successfully tested on OS X 10.11 - El Capitan); see 'Related Links' below for other versions for other OSs.



Version 4.3.1:

  • Fixed a issue (occurring in a very rare case) at reading the Primary MacAddress.
  • FoldersSynchronizer now properly reports the OS X Version on the Log Window and on the Log File.
  • Other minor fixes and improvement.



  • OS X 10.9 or later (compatible with OS X 10.11)



...

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20:59
Parallels Desktop 12.1.3 - Run Windows apps without...

Parallels allows you to run Windows and Mac applications side by side. Choose your view to make Windows invisible while still using its applications, or keep the familiar Windows background and controls on your Mac.

Now Supporting Windows 10 and ready for El Capitan

  • Run Windows 10 and OS X® El Capitan with ease. Use Microsoft Cortana®, your virtual assistant, on your Mac. Switch from your PC to your Mac
  • We make it easy to get all of your files, applications, browser bookmarks, and more from your PC to your Mac; just follow the setup assistant.

Works with Boot Camp®

  • Reuse your existing Boot Camp installation. Converting a virtual machine from Boot Camp is now much easier and more intuitive than ever.

Not just for Windows

  • Run a wide array of operating systems including OS X, Windows 10, 8.1 & 7, Linux, and Google ChromeTM. You can run just about anything on your Mac!
  • ...
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20:59
ScreenFlow 6.2.1 - Create screen recordings.

ScreenFlow is powerful, easy-to-use screencasting software for the Mac. With ScreenFlow you can record the contents of your entire monitor while also capturing your video camera, microphone and your computer audio. The easy-to-use editing interface lets you creatively edit your video, and add additional images, text, music and transitions for a truly professional-looking video. The finished result is a QuickTime or Windows Media movie, ready for publishing to your Web site or blog or directly to YouTube or Vimeo. Use ScreenFlow to create high-quality software demos, tutorials, app previews, training, presentations and more.



Version 6.2.1:

Major Changes - Fixes

  • ScreenFlow does not support the Photos directory structure
  • Color controls add black bar border around video on canvas
  • Exporting project while text box or annotation is highlighted/selected will export asset as being highlighted
  • Pressing the...
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20:59
Day One 2.1.7 - Maintain a daily journal.

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

Features

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

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



Version 2.1.7:

Note: Currently available for $39.99

Fixed And Improved:

  • Crash when closing a main window on a Touch Bar MacBook Pro
  • Crash when exporting...
| Read more »
20:59
Cocktail 10.2.2 - General maintenance and...

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

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



Version 10.2.2:

  • Added ability to clear WebKit caches
  • Added support for additional (en5-en8) network interfaces
  • Improvements on the "Optimize network" procedure
  • Updated Automator actions
  • Updated help files



  • macOS 10.12 or later
...

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20:59
Together 3.7.4 - Store and organize all of your...

Together helps you organize your Mac, giving you the ability to store, edit and preview your files in a single clean, uncluttered interface.

Features

  • Smart storage. With simple drag-and-drop functionality, Together lets you gather up images, text, bookmarks, and files for safekeeping. With built-in note-taking capabilities and easy inter-app file transfers, take control of cluttered, disorganized groups of files and restore them to a state of order and manageability.
  • Previewing and editing. Together can edit and preview a wide range of filetypes, and seamlessly incorporates QuickView for everything else. File editing is always a double-click away, and your changes are automatically synchronized.
  • Organization, optimized. If you are tired of dealing with scatterbrained systems of files and folders, Together's refreshing, iTunes-like interface will help you breathe easy. Organize...
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20:48
Analyst rumor: iPhone 8 'function area' to...

While we're still months away from finding out exactly what's what with any new iPhone, the rumor mill is already running at full tilt. Following up on earlier reports of a 5.8-inch edgeless OLED screened device arriving as the "iPhone 8," well-conne...

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19:54
Ticketmaster for iOS adds Apple Music integration...

Ticketmaster for iOS was today updated with Apple Music integration, allowing users to more easily find upcoming concerts based on what’s in their Apple Music library.

The update pushes the app 1.10.2 and makes it significantly easier to quickly know when an artist you love is touring.

more…

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18:56
Winner of the AirPods giveaway announced [Joe M.]




AppleInsider would like to congratulate the winner of our latest giveaway, Joe M., who will receive a pair of Apple's brand-new AirPods.

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18:55
How to save Netflix videos for offline viewing on an...




A feature you're bound to see more of in streaming video apps is support for offline caching -- that is, the ability to temporarily download a show or movie so you can watch it later without internet access. Here's how to do it for Netflix, one of the most popular video services on iPhone and iPad.

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18:16
Latest Gartner data shows Apple edge out Samsung in...

Gartner today is out with its latest report concerning the smartphone industry during the fourth quarter of 2016. According to the data, global sales of smartphones to users totaled 432 million units during the quarter, an increase of 7 percent compared to the year before.

Perhaps most notably, Q4 2016 saw Apple leapfrog Samsung to become the number 1 global smartphone vendor….

more…

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18:07
Investment Bankers Urge Apple to Spend Money Hiring...

I cannot believe that Bloomberg published this story by Alex Webb and Alex Sherman, “Apple Struggles to Make Big Deals, Hampering Strategy Shifts”. The entire story consists of quotes from investment bankers arguing that Apple should hire investment bankers to make more large acquisitions. Really, that’s it.

But Apple has struggled for years to pull off bigger deals because
of a series of quirks: an aversion to risk, reluctance to work
with external advisers like investment banks and inexperience in
closing and integrating large takeovers, said people who have
worked on acquisitions with the company. They asked not to be
identified speaking about private merger and acquisition
deliberations.

The only proof offered that Apple has struggled in any way to make any acquisitions is that they haven’t made more...

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15:59
Munich City Government to Dump Linux Desktop


Munich city officials turned lots of heads 10 years ago, when they voted to swap out Microsoft Windows with LiMux -- a custom desktop version of the Linux operating system, based on Ubuntu Linux. The current municipal government wants to dump LiMux and replace its 15,000 computers with Windows 10. The city's general council this week voted to investigate how much time and money it will take to build a Windows 10 client for use by the city's employees. The city spent millions of euros over the last decade on the Windows replacement project.

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15:41
AWT News Update: February 15, 2017

Security camera footage from a Madrid Apple Store showing a thief in action

Today's Apple news comes from all over the map, literally and figuratively:

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bet big on Apple in the last quarter of 2016, a bet that has already paid off
  • Members of a Madrid, Spain gang with sharp teeth made off with some iPhones before getting caught
  • Comcast announces a new app that will turn your Apple devices into more TVs on which you can watch most of Comcast's content at no extra cost

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

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Text Version

This is...

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15:32
KGI: iPhone 8 to feature new ‘function area’ in...

According to a new investor note from reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8 will adopt a new “function area” at the bottom the display. This feature is possible due to the near bezel-less design of the iPhone 8 and subsequent bump in screen size to 5.8-inch.

more…

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15:27
iPhone 8 to Feature 5.8-Inch OLED Display With 5.15-...

The upcoming 2017 iPhone will feature a 5.8-inch display with 5.15 inches of usable screen space according to new predictions shared by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo believes the iPhone 8 will use a 5.8-inch OLED display panel, but that some space will be reserved for virtual buttons.

As has been rumored, the display is said to take up the entire front panel of the iPhone, effectively eliminating bezels, which means Apple will eliminate both the current Home button and the current Touch ID fingerprint recognition technology used in iPhones.

Size wise, Kuo says the OLED iPhone will have measurements similar to the 4.7-inch iPhone, allowing for one-handed operation. Such a size is possible with a 5.8-inch panel because there will be no extra space outside of the display, as can be...

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15:10
Apple's 'iPhone 8' to replace Touch...




Apple will ditch the home button when it debuts a new 'iPhone 8' model later this year, and will dedicate the extra screen real estate to an area for virtual buttons, according to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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15:07
Apple struggles to make big deals, hampering...

I don’t know if the article is correct but they don’t seem to take into account the fact that, as Tim Cook has often said, Apple buys companies for the usual reason but also because the company and people “fit” with Apple. That’s easier to do with a smaller company than it would be for a Netflix-sized acquisition.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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15:03
BlackBerry hits 0.0% market share

BlackBerry has at last fallen to a rounded 0.0% share among smartphone operating systems, including iOS, Android, and Windows 10 Mobile, following an over seven year decline from its peak market share of approximately 20% in 2009, according to the latest quarterly data from research firm Gartner.

I remember the BlackBerry co-CEOs saying they weren’t worried at all about the release of the iPhone. Idiots.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:58
Amazon Reportedly Working on bringing both a Display...

Amazon was granted a design patent for their Echo home device yesterday as noted in the patent figures in today's report. In addition it's being reported today by the Wall Street Journal that Amazon is likely to introduce their next-gen Echo device with a home phone feature.

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14:40
D-Link’s Omna, the first Home-Kit security camera,...

The first HomeKit-compatible security camera is officially available to order through Apple.

D-Link’s $200 Omna 180 Cam HD, first announced at CES in January, has a list of specs comparable to competing products: a 180-degree wide-angle lens, night vision up to 16 feet, two-way audio, high-definition 1080p resolution, and a microSD slot so you can record video to play back later.

Those are pretty standard features for a securtiy camera, but where D-Link’s Omna shines is HomeKit integration. The camera can play an integral role in your iOS Home scenes, like turning on the lights in your home when the Omna detects movement. You can also control the camera using Siri, though it’s hard to imagine a situation where that would be useful. You can also watch a feed of outdoor activity on the Home app for Apple TV, which is another feature we can’t really imagine using that much.

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

macOS Apps/Updates

AKVIS has updated AKVIS Pastel to version 3.0. The software turns digital images into lifelike pastel paintings. Version 3.0 enhances its functionality with the new Abstract Art tab, additional built-in presets, and other changes including full compatibility with CC 2017.

AKVIS offers a free 10-day trial version. Pastel is compatible with macOS 10.7 and higher.  The product is available as a standalone application and as a plugin filter for Adobe Photoshop, Corel PaintShop Pro, and other popular image editors.

An AKVIS Pastel Home license sells for $49, a Deluxe license for $69, and a Business license for $89. One license key allows activating and using...

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13:01
News: Apple patent points to possible new Smart...

A new Apple patent application outlines some possible ideas that Apple may be working on for a new iPad Pro Smart Keyboard, including the addition of new dedicated keys for sharing, accessing search and Siri features, and bringing up the Emoji keyboard. The patent application, titled User Interface for a Touch Screen Device in Communication with a Physical Keyboard, primarily concerns itself with “user interfaces for viewing, creating, editing,…

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12:54
How to remove duplicate songs in iTunes with macOS...

As it becomes more common to use a subscription music service like Apple Music or Spotify, song duplicates are less and less of an issue. However, many of us still maintain a music library that consists of content from various sources and still have to wrestle with the issue from time to time. Let’s take a look at a few free options and a couple paid apps that can help…

more…

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12:41
Comcast to launch Xfinity Stream app for iOS in prep...




U.S. TV and internet provider Comcast has announced an upcoming iOS and Android app called Xfinity Stream, which will not only replace the existing Xfinity TV app for cable subscribers, but lay the foundations for a wider rollout of Stream TV -- its internet-only TV service -- under different branding later this year.

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12:17
Just how expensive is a HomeKit house? Here’s my...

Smart home accessories are priced at a premium over basic appliances which makes HomeKit an expensive hobby. Homebuilders are offering HomeKit accessory packages for new home buyers with a $4,000 starting price so that’s one ballpark estimate, but how much would it cost to retrofit your existing home with HomeKit hardware?

more…

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12:05
Amazon and Google Want to Turn Their Smart Home...

Both Amazon and Google are working on turning their popular AI-based speaker products into replacements for a home telephone, reports The Wall Street Journal.

The Amazon Echo and/or the Google Home could be used to make and receive phone calls, with the two companies planning to add the updated functionality as soon as this year. Smart home products like the Amazon Echo have become a staple in the lives of many people and the ability to make phone calls directly from the device would be a valuable addition.

Google and Amazon are said to be working to overcome concerns about privacy, telecom regulations, and emergency services, plus the "inherent awkwardness" of making phone conversations via a speaker. The two companies are worried consumers won't want to speak on a device that is able to record conversations. Both the Echo and the Home...

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11:56
Apple Set to Fight 'Right to Repair'...

According to a report posted yesterday by Motherboard, Apple is planning to fight proposed electronics 'Right to Repair' legislation being considered by the Nebraska state legislature

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11:47
Exploit hidden macOS and app features with the...




This one often overlook keyboard button unlocks options and speeds up your work all over macOS -- AppleInsider shares a few of our favorites.

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11:40
BlackBerry Hits '0%' Market Share Nearly...

Nearly ten years after Apple launched the iPhone, which completely upended the smartphone industry, the device has effectively helped to wipe out one of its major predecessors: the BlackBerry.

BlackBerry has at last fallen to a rounded 0.0% share among smartphone operating systems, including iOS, Android, and Windows 10 Mobile, following an over seven year decline from its peak market share of approximately 20% in 2009, according to the latest quarterly data from research firm Gartner.

The demise of the smartphone that was once the poster child of Canadian innovation has been a long one in the making, but one that was inevitable now that BlackBerry has shifted its focus to software and sold the global rights to future BlackBerry-branded smartphones to Chinese company TCL Communication.

BlackBerry actually continued to grow...

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11:19
3D laser scanner possibly destined for Apple's...




The 3D laser scanning module that may make an appearance on the "iPhone 8" raises a number of questions, and a new report attempts to shed some light on the subject, including what model of iPhone it might appear on this year.

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11:00
Developer Insights Series: Managing a Community

Super Evil Megacorp, the developer behind the mobile-first multiplayer game Vainglory, shares its approach to community management, and how it evolves the game by listening to player feedback. Learn more.

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11:00
Developer Insights Series: Managing a Community

Super Evil Megacorp, the developer behind the mobile-first multiplayer game Vainglory, shares its approach to community management, and how it evolves the game by listening to player feedback. Learn more.

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10:50
Apple's Need for Slave Labor Clearly Overrides...

Apple's CFO Luca Maestri spoke at Goldman Sachs investor conference yesterday and stated that it would be difficult for Apple to increase its manufacturing base in the US ...

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10:48
Yahoo warns users of account breaches related to...

Yahoo has begun warning individual users that their accounts with the service may have been compromised in a massive data breach it reported late last year.

The warning, in email messages sent from Yahoo CISO Bob Lord, tell users that a forged cookie may have been used to access their accounts in previous years.

The warning to Yahoo users come at the same time that news reports suggest that Verizon Communications, in negotiations to buy Yahoo, may be seeking a discount of US$250 million because of the data breaches.

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

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10:47
Police arrest gang who stole iPhones from Madrid...




Spanish police have arrested ten people for repeatedly stealing iPhones from an Apple Store in Madrid over a two-month period, with gang members caught on camera chewing through the security tethers used to protect the store from theft.

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10:23
Are you behind Apple’s view that tech companies...

An opinion piece we ran earlier this week on the so-called fake news problem generated a lot of discussion among the community and a lot of differing opinions: Why fake news is a huge threat to democracy and both Apple and the rest of us need to respond.

Should Apple and other tech companies have a responsibility to play a more active role in filtering out fake news from their platforms? Or should it be solely left up to the reader?

more…

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10:00
Apple Explains Why Its R&D Spending Is On the...

Apple has steadily increased its spending on research and development over the past few quarters. An executive with the company explained why that's the case. From a report on CNBC: Company's financial guru attributes the spending to something of a much smaller scale: chips. It may not sound like it, but that research is "very strategic and important" for Apple to differentiate itself from the rest of the industry, chief financial officer Luca Maestri said on Tuesday at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco. "Today, we do much more in-house development of some fundamental technologies than we used to do a few years ago, when we did more of that in the supplier base -- the work we do around processors or sensors," Maestri said. "It's very important for us because we can push the envelope on innovation, we can better control timing, cost, quality. We look at that as a great strategic investment." On Tuesday, Maestri also noted that Apple's "product...

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09:54
Day One 2.1.7 - Maintain a daily journal.

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

Features

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

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



Version 2.1.7:

Note: Currently available for $39.99

Fixed And Improved:

  • Crash when closing a main window on a Touch Bar MacBook Pro
  • Crash when exporting...
| Read more »
09:48
Review: Putting a professional camera lens on your...

The ExoLens PRO system is set to take your photography to new levels thanks to its ZEISS optics. I went hands-on with the impressive wide-angle lens kit to see how the household name would improve my iPhone photography. Follow along after the break for side by side comparisons with and without the lens and how this kit works in real-life use.

more…

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09:45
A 30-year-old Mac SE visits the Apple Genius Bar

Ewen Rankin and his 30-year-old Mac SE visit the Touchwood Centre Genius Bar

We're all pretty familiar with how good Apple Genius Bar staffers can be at fixing issues with the latest products out of Cupertino, but what about those Apple products that are as old -- or older -- than most of the Geniuses? Ewen Rankin, a pro photographer/videographer from Birmingham, England who also happens to be the podcaster behind The Mac Show on The British Tech Network, was able to find out recently with a very special 30-year-old Mac SE.

Ewen's Mac SE has a special pedigree -- it is one of five prototypes made by Apple in California for development purposes, then shipped in 1987 to Apple's Stockley Park offices in the UK for use by UK-based developers. This Mac was housed at Stockley Park until the offices were closed, then given to one of the...

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09:39
Secure messaging app Confide for iOS finds...




A messaging app available for both iPhone and Mac called Confide is finding unusual success at the Trump administration White House -- both among government staff and journalists.

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: WD 4TB External Hard Drive $95...

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09:11
Twitter battle: Nickelback vs. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Couldn’t resist. Good shots on both sides.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:06
News: Jaguar announces in-car Apple Pay payment...

With a new Shell app, owners of the 2018 Jaguar F-PACE, XE and XF will be able to use Apple Pay to purchase their gas while sitting behind the wheel, the car maker announced. Once the Shell app is installed, drivers can pull up to the pump and select how much fuel they want using the car’s touch screen before completing the transaction with Apple Pay. While you’ll still have to pump the gas the old fashioned way, the move lets users avoid…

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08:53
FoldersSynchronizer 4.3.1 - Synchronize or backup...

FoldersSynchronizer is a popular and useful utility that synchronizes and backs-up files, folders, disks and boot disks. On each session you can apply special options like Timers, Multiple Folders, Filters, Exclude Items, Auto-Mount local and remote volumes, launch your own AppleScripts, set how to resolve conflicts, execute an incremental or an exact copy, include locked files, and more.

Note: 64-bit download (default) runs on OS X 10.9 or higher (successfully tested on OS X 10.11 - El Capitan); see 'Related Links' below for other versions for other OSs.



Version 4.3.1:

  • Fixed a issue (occurring in a very rare case) at reading the Primary MacAddress.
  • FoldersSynchronizer now properly reports the OS X Version on the Log Window and on the Log File.
  • Other minor fixes and improvement.



  • OS X 10.9 or later (compatible with OS X 10.11)



...

| Read more »
08:39
Parallels Desktop 12.1.3 - Run Windows apps without...

Parallels allows you to run Windows and Mac applications side by side. Choose your view to make Windows invisible while still using its applications, or keep the familiar Windows background and controls on your Mac.

Now Supporting Windows 10 and ready for El Capitan

  • Run Windows 10 and OS X® El Capitan with ease. Use Microsoft Cortana®, your virtual assistant, on your Mac. Switch from your PC to your Mac
  • We make it easy to get all of your files, applications, browser bookmarks, and more from your PC to your Mac; just follow the setup assistant.

Works with Boot Camp®

  • Reuse your existing Boot Camp installation. Converting a virtual machine from Boot Camp is now much easier and more intuitive than ever.

Not just for Windows

  • Run a wide array of operating systems including OS X, Windows 10, 8.1 & 7, Linux, and Google ChromeTM. You can run just about anything on your Mac!
  • ...
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08:30
Jaguar Shell app lets UK drivers refuel using Apple...




Jaguar Land Rover and Shell have collaborated on a new payment system that can be used to purchase fuel at Shell service stations without leaving the vehicle, with an app for the car's infotainment system launching in the UK with support for Apple Pay.

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08:16
A privacy-focused browser developer just bought...

Cliqz, the German developer of the privacy-focused browser of the same name, has acquired the tracker-blocking browser extension Ghostery and its development team from its creator, Evidon.

Partly owned by Mozilla, Cliqz will combine Ghostery’s technology with similar functions in its browser, but plans to continue development of the extension for other browsers too, it said Wednesday.

The sale will resolve an apparent conflict of interest for Evidon, which on the one hand provided the Ghostery extension to enhance privacy, and on the other sold aggregate information to businesses regarding which trackers users blocked. It will still obtain that aggregate information from Cliqz, but one step removed.

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

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08:13
Apple Explores Smart Keyboard With Siri, Share, and...

Apple recently filed a patent application containing drawings of a Smart Keyboard with "Share" and "Emoji" keys, and a key that can be used to both search and invoke Siri, suggesting it may be exploring a new version of the iPad Pro accessory to be sold alongside next-generation models.

The drawings show that pressing the "Share" key would bring up a share sheet on the iPad Pro with options to share through apps such as Facebook, Mail, and Messages. There is no description of how the "Emoji" key would function, but pressing it would presumably bring up the on-screen...

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08:10
Jaguar announces Apple Pay-based in-car fuel payment...

Jaguar has announced a new in-car fuel payment feature that it says works with Apple Pay. The feature is only available at Shell stations starting in the UK, but Jaguar says it “will become available later this year in other markets.”

more…

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08:10
GarageBand update to 10.1.6 patches potentially...

Hidden in the Mac App Store updates tab the past day or two has been an update for GarageBand to version 10.1.6. While the update notes state that the new code is to fix "Performance and security issues", it appears that the primary reason was to shut the door on a vulnerability in GarageBand.

Tyler Bohan of Cisco Talos discovered the vulnerability, in which opening a "maliciously crafted" GarageBand project file could cause "arbitrary code execution". Bohan noted that the .band file format used by GarageBand breaks up a file into segments that each have their own properties. The length of each of those segments is controlled by the user, and GarageBand doesn't validate whether or not the length of the segments is within defined bounds. 

Since the file length isn't verified by the app, an attacker could create a...

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08:09
Maintain serves up Cocktail 10.2.2 (Sierra Edition)

Maintain has served up Cocktail 10.2.2 (Sierra Edition), a new edition of Cocktail for users running macOS Sierra.

It’s a general purpose utility for macOS that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. The new version adds the ability to clear WebKit caches and support for additional (en5-en8) network interfaces. It also contains improvements on the "Optimize network" procedure and updated Automator actions as well as updated Help files.

read more

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08:07
Apple’s iPhone reclaims top position in global...

Global sales of smartphones totaled 432 million units in the fourth quarter of 2016, a 7% increase over the fourth quarter of 2015, according to Gartner, Inc. The fourth quarter of 2016 saw Apple leapfrog past Samsung to secure the number one global smartphone vendor position, notes the research group.

In 2016 overall, smartphone sales to end users totaled nearly 1.5 billion units, an increase of 5% from 2015. It’s taken eight quarters for Apple to regain the No. 1 global smartphone vendor ranking, but the positions of it and Samsung have never been so close, with only 256,000 units difference. 

"The last time Apple was in the leading position was in the fourth quarter of 2014, when its sales were driven by its first ever large-screen iPhone 6 and 6 Plus," says Anshul Gupta, research director at Gartner. "This time it achieved it thanks to strong sales of its flagship phones — the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus; it also...

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08:06
Caavo wants to cure streaming video headaches by...

One of the greatest pains in the life of a cord cutter is you can’t get all the premium video services you want in a single box. For example, if you’re invested in the Apple TV ecosystem but also want to watch The Grand Tour with your Amazon Prime subscription, you're out of luck—Amazon’s video service is not on Apple TV.

A new start-up named Caavo thinks it has a solution for all your set-top box woes... and it’s another set-top box. Well, that’s a little unfair. It’s really a fancier, more intelligent video input switcher, but even that doesn’t quite capture what the $400—yes, $400—Caavo aims to do.

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08:00
Source: Apple will fight ‘Right to Repair’...

Jason Koebler, Motherboard:

Apple is planning to fight proposed electronics “Right to Repair” legislation being considered by the Nebraska state legislature, according to a source within the legislature who is familiar with the bill’s path through the statehouse.

And:

The legislation would require Apple and other electronics manufacturers to sell repair parts to consumers and independent repair shops, and would require manufacturers to make diagnostic and service manuals available to the public.

Nebraska is one of eight states that are considering right to repair bills; last month, Nebraska, Minnesota, New York, Massachusetts, Kansas, and Wyoming introduced legislation. Last week, lawmakers in Illinois and Tennessee officially introduced similar bills.

And:

The bills nationwide are being pushed by Repair.org, a trade organization made up of independent repair shops who say that their companies have been harmed by an attempt by manufacturers...

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08:00
China's Huawei Catching Up With Apple, Samsung...

From a report: Chinese smartphone maker Huawei managed to gain ground on Samsung and Apple in terms of global market share last year, following the problems encountered by the two giants, the Gartner consultancy group said on Wednesday. Over the year as a whole, the Chinese maker saw its sales leap by 26.7 percent, while the South Korean and US rivals both saw their sales decline by 4.3 percent, Gartner said in a study. As result, Huawei was able to increase its share of the smartphone sector to 8.9 percent in 2016 from 7.3 percent a year earlier, while Samsung saw its market share shrink by two full percentage points to 20.5 percent and Apple's contracted to 14.4 percent from 15.9 percent. "Chinese makers succeeded in winning market share over last year and Huawei now seems to be the main rival to the two giants, even if the gap remains large," Gartner analyst Annette Zimmermann told AFP.

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08:00
Vertigo now lets Apple Music members share playlists...

A new iOS app has broken down the barrier between Apple Music and Spotify to make music-sharing truly universal again.

On Wednesday, Vertigo announced that it’s now integrated with both Spotify and Apple Music to help people share music regardless of which premium subscription they have. When it launched just last month, Vertigo (iTunes) required a Spotify Premium membership so that users could find music, build playlists, and broadcast live-streaming listening sessions with friends and followers.

Now that Apple Music accounts can be linked as well, Vertigo’s become first iOS app to foster this type of cross-platform music-sharing. You can import your playlists from either Apple Music or Spotify Premium, find new music from the catalogue, and share songs in-app so that your friends can listen using their own subscription.

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07:55
Progress on bringing Apple Pay to South Korea '...




Though Apple is working on launching Apple Pay in South Korea, the mobile payments system is still some ways out -- and the company has yet to hold a critical meeting with the government, according to a local report.

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07:40
The magic frequencies for EQing

When it comes to EQing, there are certain frequencies that seem predominant for every instrument. Many call them the magic frequencies, because they do tend to work most of the time.

This is a great place to learn what frequencies to use with certain instruments.

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07:40
CFO Luca Maestri discusses Apple R&D, potential...




In an interview this week, Apple's Chief Financial Luca Maestri addressed questions regarding Apple's research spending, a possible import tax as part of a larger reform package, and the new Apple Headquarters as tourist attraction.

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07:35
News: Shareholders seek more diversity in Apple...

A small group of investors is pushing Apple to increase diversity on its board of directors and at senior management levels, but the company is pushing back against those efforts, The Verge reports. For the second straight year, investor Tony Maldonado has submitted a proposal asking Apple to “adopt an accelerated recruitment policy ... to increase the diversity of senior management and its board of directors.” But in an SEC filing, Apple’s…

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07:30
Apple patches malicious exploit found in GarageBand...




The latest patch for GarageBand for the Mac fixes a vulnerability in the music creation software that a security researcher claims could be exploited by an attacker, by using malformed project files to execute malicious code.

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07:20
News: Apple to fight Nebraska ‘right to repair’ bill

Photo: Motherboard Apple is gearing up to fight “right to repair” legislation currently making its way through the Nebraska state legislature, Motherboard reports. Nebraska is one of eight states considering legislation that would force Apple and other electronics manufacturers to provide the public with diagnostic and service manuals so they can do their own repairs, but Nebraska is the first state to schedule hearings for the proposed…

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07:17
Comcast's Xfinity Stream app will bring live TV...

February is app month for Comcast. After introducing its Roku app earlier in the month, Comcast announced it will replace its Xfinity TV app on February 28. Xfinity Stream, the name of the new app, aims to give Comcast subscribers an Xfinity X1-like experience on Android and iOS.

That means features from your set-top box are coming to mobile, such as favorite channel filtering, a Spanish language guide, more than 50 music channels, rating recommendations from Common Sense Media, and parental controls. The new app offers more than 200 live TV channels for streaming outside the home, including CNN, Fox News, Fox Sports, NBC Sports, Disney Channel, and Nick Jr. The Stream app will also provide access to recorded programs on your DVR and the ability to program it remotely, as well as more than 40,000 video on demand titles.

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07:10
Apple's confidence, acquisitions strategy stand...




Apple has been unable to pull off large acquisitions because it often feels it doesn't need to, but also because of its hesitant approach to the process, a report suggested on Wednesday.

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07:02
Kool Tools: Buckingham case for the iPad

GEAR4’s (www.gear4.com) Buckingham iPad TPU flip case range for the iPad boasts D3O shock absorbing technology for enhanced impact protection. It’s available for the iPad mini 4, Air2/Pro 9.7 inch and Pro 12.9 inch.

The D3O impact technology used in the Buckingham case is the same material found in U.S. military combat gear, football helmets and protective wear used by pro athletes like Usain Bolt and extreme sportsmen, including Olympic ski teams. With these endorsements, iPad owners can rest assured that they have the most technologically advanced casing available on the market.

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06:56
HTML reference

No shortage of these, but check this one out, see if you like it. Be sure to click on a few tags to get a sense of the interior pages.

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06:53
New office sensors know when you leave your desk

Bloomberg:

The Boston Consulting Group has outfitted about 100 volunteer employees in its new Manhattan office with badges that embed a microphone and a location sensor. Made by Humanyze in Boston, the badges track physical and verbal interactions. BCG says it intends to use the data to see how office design affects employee communication. Outside critics have called the plan Orwellian and despotic—“It is a little bit invasive,” says Ross Love, 57, a BCG managing partner who volunteered—but the data collected is anonymized, and the company has pledged not to use it for performance evaluation.

Sure, you say that now. But once those badges are in place, once they become the new normal, all bets are off.

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06:51
Rayz earphones offer talk and charge for iOS devices

Pioneer Home Entertainment U.S.A has introduced the Rayz and Rayz Plus earphones, a new line of “appcessories” for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. They iOS app features with Lightning accessories.

Rayz earphones are designed to maximize all of the benefits offered by the Lightning connector. They’re powered by the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, so no additional batteries are required. The Rayz Plus model is also the first Lightning headset with a sleek in-line charging node to simultaneously charge iPhone, iPad or iPod touch while the earphones are connected and in use. 

Rayz and Rayz Plus are based on Avnera's LightX platform that enables the earphones to operate in modes with the lowest power use possible from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Smart Noise Cancellation is a standard feature for both models. It’s a patented technology that scans your ear and optimizes the noise-cancelling performance...

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06:49
News: Apple eyeing another supplier for future OLED...

Apple is currently in discussions with Chinese technology company BOE to begin supplying OLED screens for the iPhone as early as 2018, Bloomberg reports. Apple has currently contracted with Samsung to provide 160 million OLED displays for its 2017 iPhones, but people familiar with the discussions said Apple is considering adding BOE to its list of suppliers moving forward to offset the chances of experiencing an OLED display shortfall. BOE is building…

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06:48
Automatically delete your tweets as they age

TweetDelete.net will automatically delete your tweets after a certain amount of time has passed. While this is definitely an interesting idea, not sure I get the use case. Given that all tweets are backed up almost as soon as they are issued, deleting your tweets won’t keep them off the net. And there’s no limit to the number of tweets you can have.

But an interesting idea.

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06:44
Say “Hey Computer” to Siri

If you say “Hey Computer” to Siri, she’ll respond as if you are Lego Batman. Is this just humorous content, or a new paid marketing/advertising path for Apple?

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06:41
AKVIS Pastel for macOS revved to version 3.0

AKVIS (www.akvis.com) has updated AKVIS Pastel to version 3.0. The software turns digital images into lifelike pastel paintings. Version 3.0 enhances its functionality with the new Abstract Art tab, additional built-in presets, and other changes including full compatibility with CC 2017.

AKVIS offers a free 10-day trial version. Pastel is compatible with macOS 10.7 and higher. The product is available as a standalone application and as a plugin filter for Adobe Photoshop, Corel PaintShop Pro, and other popular image editors.

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06:37
Cocktail 10.2.2 - General maintenance and...

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

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



Version 10.2.2:

  • Added ability to clear WebKit caches
  • Added support for additional (en5-en8) network interfaces
  • Improvements on the "Optimize network" procedure
  • Updated Automator actions
  • Updated help files



  • macOS 10.12 or later
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06:36
Pokémon Go gen 2 rolling out this week

Play Pokémon Go? Big changes are coming. Rene Ritchie lays out all the details.

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06:36
iPad sales fell twice as fast as overall tablet...

Trendforce data shows that iPad sales fell more than twice as fast as the tablet market as a whole last year, sales falling 14.1% against a decline of 6.6% in total tablet shipments. The only major winner last year, reports CNET, was Amazon, which doubled the number of tablets it sold – though Lenovo also saw a 12.3% growth to 10.9M sales.

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06:33
FmPro Migrator 8.01 adds FileMaker 15 merge database...

.com Solutions has released FmPro Migrator Developer Edition 8.01 (www.fmpromigrator.com) with support for FileMaker Pro Advanced 15 when using the table conversion feature.

FileMaker developers can use the Merge Database/Table Consolidation process to upgrade older multi-file solutions into easier-to-maintain FileMaker Pro 15 single file solutions. Upgrading to FileMaker Pro 15 also offers developers the opportunity to take advantage of the latest  design, development and security features included with FileMaker Pro Advanced 15 and FileMaker Server 15 including WebDirect.

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06:26
Rumored new Foxconn iPhone plant in India lurches...




Foxconn's delayed plans to build a manufacturing plant in Maharashtra, India may finally bear fruit, with Foxconn executives reportedly meating with the region's Chief Minister to hammer out some details.

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06:25
PFSOFT release multi-asset trading terminal for macOS

PFSOFT, a developer of multi-asset brokerage and trading solutions, has released a native trading terminal for macOS. The new front end platform will be included in Protrader solutions package as corresponding to Windows desktop terminal.

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06:23
Beyond the 160 Million OLED Displays already Secured...

It was only Monday that Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Reportedly Signed a Second Deal with Samsung for Additional OLED Displays for Next Gen iPhone(s)." The two deals with Samsung would account for 160 million OLED displays. That in itself is staggering and yet today we're learning that Apple is in discussions with China’s BOE Technology Group Co. to supply next-generation displays for future iPhones.

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06:15
Apple reportedly considering China’s BOE to supply...

Apple is reportedly considering Chinese firm BOE as a supplier of screens for upcoming iPhones. The Cupertino, California-based company seems to be looking or ways to shore up its OLED supplies as the iPhone transitions from LCD to OLED displays. 

If Apple and BOE agree to a deal, the Chinese manufacturer will become Apple's first OLED supplier outside of South Korea and Japan. The iPhone maker has purportedly been testing BOE's OLED displays for months, but hasn’t yet decided whether to add the company as a supplier.

So far the only product Apple makers with an OLED is the Apple Watch. LG provides the smartwatch displays. iPhones and iPads use LCD technology, which offers lower manufacturing costs than OLED screens.

LCDs use a backlight behind the screen to emit light, and act as a valve allowing different...

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06:14
Apple shareholders demanding more diversity

Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge:

Silicon Valley has a long way to go on diversity, but most tech companies would argue that they’re making progress. Intel beat its initial hiring goals; Microsoft is tying executive compensation to diversity success; and Google says it’s made changes to remove pay inequality, even though the diversity of its workforce has remained flat.

Apple also claims to have removed pay disparities and has made slight gains on hiring women and people of color. It’s even launched an “Inclusion & Diversity” page with visualizations of its hiring data.

But a small group of Apple investors believe the company isn’t making progress fast enough, and they’re trying to force the company to pick up the pace. “Some of the excuses given by Apple and others — there’s not sufficient people in the pipeline, this and that,” says investor Tony Maldonado. “Excuse my language, it’s bullshit.”

And:

Maldonado is leading an effort to mandate that...

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06:06
Apple to fight ‘Right to Repair’ bill in Nebraska

Apple is planning to fight proposed electronics "Right to Repair" legislation being considered by the Nebraska state legislature,  “according to a source within the legislature who is familiar with the bill's path through the statehouse.”

The legislation would enshrine the “Right to Repair” electronics, which means manufacturers such as Apple will have to sell replacement parts to independent repair shops and consumers and will also have to make their diagnostic and service manuals public. Nebraska is one of eight states that are considering right to repair bills; last month, Nebraska, Minnesota, New York, Massachusetts, Kansas, and Wyoming introduced legislation. Last week, lawmakers in Illinois and Tennessee officially introduced similar bills. 

Apple has never authorized an independent company to repair iPhones, though it has for Macs. Still...

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06:04
D-Link Omna 180 HomeKit camera launches at Apple...




A day after the D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD showed up on Apple's website in Europe, the HomeKit-connected accessory is now available to purchase in the U.S. and elsewhere, with the first deliveries arriving as soon as next week.

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06:00
PureSwitch: A review of PureGear's HomeKit-...

Compared to years past, 2017 is shaping up to be a good one for HomeKit-compatible gear. We heard a lot about new HomeKit products at CES 2017, and one of the new additions to the field was PureGear with the PureSwitch Wireless SmartPlug ($39.99). Let's see how this new product (available starting today) works with Apple's home automation framework.

Design

I like the looks of the PureSwitch. Rather than the boring little cube or rounded cube shapes that are common for HomeKit switches, PureGear chose to make the PureSwitch very rounded. There's one controllable power outlet on the device, as well as a standard US grounded plug on the back side. 

One thing I like about the design is that two units can be installed on one standard AC outlet, one above the other. Many of the smart plugs I've tested in the past tend to be so...

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Keezel Online Security &...

Today in iLounge Deals, you can get pre-order the Keezel Online Security & Privacy Solution with a two-year subscription for only $209 — that’s 16% off the regular price. Designed to encrypt your Internet traffic over any public Wi-Fi access point and secure your devices at the same time, this portable hardware VPN/firewall secures your Internet connection with no installation or per-device configuration required. As a hardware-based solution…

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06:00
Russian Cyberspies Blamed For US Election Hacks Are...

You may recall "APT28", the Russian hacking group which was tied to last year's interference in the presidential election. It has long been known for its advanced range of tools for penetrating Windows, iOS, Android, and Linux devices. Now, researchers have uncovered an equally sophisticated malware package the group used to compromise Macs. From a report on ComputerWorld: The group -- known in the security industry under different names including Fancy Bear, Pawn Storm, and APT28 -- has been operating for almost a decade. It is believed to be the sole user and likely developer of a Trojan program called Sofacy or X-Agent. X-Agent variants for Windows, Linux, Android, and iOS have been found in the wild in the past, but researchers from Bitdefender have now come across what appears to be the first macOS version of the Trojan. It's not entirely clear how the malware is being distributed because the Bitdefender researchers obtained only the malware sample, not the full attack chain....

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05:51
∞ Apple CFO Luca Maestri comments on Apple, growth

Apple CFO Luca Maestri spoke at yesterday’s Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference. Jump to the main Loop post for a link to the audio comments as well as one particular chunk of conversation that makes me bullish on future iPhone growth.

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05:50
D-Link Omna 180 HD camera now available at the Apple...

D-Link has just announced that the first smart home security camera with HomeKit integration is now available to buy from Apple Online Store with delivery from next week. The Omna 180 Cam HD features a wide angle 1080p camera with night vision and two way audio, enclosed in a sleek cylindrical body.

It integrates with the latest HomeKit features in iOS 10 displaying a live video feed from the Home app. It can even send a rich notification to your iPhone when motion is detected, including video of the event.

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05:39
Apple again resists shareholder call for greater...

Apple is again resisting a shareholder proposal to boost diversity at board and senior management level, reports The Verge.

A small group of Apple investors [led by Tony Maldonado are]  leading an effort to mandate that Apple accelerate its work toward becoming a more diverse company. For the second year in a row, he’s submitted a shareholder proposal asking that Apple “adopt an accelerated recruitment policy … to increase the diversity of senior management and its board of directors.”

This year, Maldonado has backing from Zevin Asset Management, an investment firm specializing in socially responsible investing, but that isn’t cutting any ice with Apple …

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05:30
Get a lifetime subscription to iDrive Unlimited...

People who are fanatical about backing up their Macs or PCs sometimes forget the most important devices in their lives -- those mobile devices like the iPhone and iPad. While some people back up their devices to iCloud, there are many others who wish to avoid Apple's cloud service as they don't want to pay the $2.99 or greater monthly fee to store that mobile data. We have a solution: A lifetime subscription to iDrive Unlimited Mobile Backup for just $19.99 -- that's less that the $36 you'd shell out to Apple each year.

This lifetime plan provides unlimited storage for up to 5 mobile devices, and has the following features:

  • 256-bit AES encryption with an optional user defined...
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05:15
Rumor: Apple to incorporate stacked logic board...

This is kind of neat.

It’s rumored that the next-gen iPhone will adopt a higher-cost stacked logic board design to support longer battery life.

According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the stacked logic board, also known as a “substrate-like PCB mainboard,” will result in the “iPhone 8” with an OLED display having similar dimensions to a 4.7-inch iPhone, yet comparable battery life to a 5.5-inch iPhone. Kuo stated that he expects the device to have around a 2,700 mAh L-shaped two-cell battery pack.

While battery material technology isn’t expected to see any revolutionary breakthroughs in the next three to five years, it’s thought that the mainboard can be reduced via stacking, allowing for a larger battery and extended usage time.

A stacked SLP could deliver an OLED-equipped iPhone with similar dimensions to a 4.7″ TFT-LCD iPhone with a comparable battery capacity around 2,700 mAH with an L-shaped 2-cell battery pack. The battery life of the...

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05:15
Apple to produce its first television series, “...

Apple has begun producing its first ever TV show.

The new series, titled “Planet of the Apps”, is literally celebrities telling app developers why their apps will never be profitable and will never be used by anyone. The apps are judged by a star-studded panel: Jessica Alba, Will.i.am and Gwyneth Paltrow, among others.

Where historically an entrepreneur would make an “elevator pitch”, developers and entrepreneurs make an “escalator pitch”, which literally takes place on an escalator.

“‘Planet of the Apps’ is coming to Apple Music in the next few months,” said Ben Silverman at the Code Media conference at the Ritz-Carlton in Dana Point, Calif. Silverman is the CEO of Propagate, the production company that’s partnering with Apple to create the show.

“Planet of the Apps” also arrives with an app, wherein viewers can swipe left or swipe right to signal whether if the app seems promising.

“And the moment that you swipe and it goes to the screen, you’...

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05:00
Apple's Cook Blasts 'Mind Killing'...


Apple CEO Tim Cook has called for a campaign against fake news. Its purveyors -- largely interested only in getting the most clicks -- are defeating the people who are trying to tell the most truth, he said. Fake news is "killing people's minds in a way," Cook remarked. The worldwide epidemic of fake news requires a crackdown by both government and tech, he suggested, but care must be taken not to step on the freedoms of speech and the press. Cook suggested the impact of fake news could be curbed by a massive public service campaign.

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04:50
A fun look back at the Apple Cafes that almost...

When Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997, it wasn’t long before he decided that transforming the retail experience was key to the company’s future growth. He almost immediately started cutting the Mac authorized retailer network, eliminating those stores he felt weren’t delivering the right kind of purchasing experience, and in 1999 began work on the Apple Store project. The first store opened two years later in 2001.

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04:37
Apple’s iPhone seizes the smartphone sales crown...

Apple has overtaken Samsung Electronics in smartphone sales for the first time in two years—but don’t count on it staying ahead for long.

Samsung sold 76.8 million smartphones in the fourth quarter, giving it a market share of 17.8 percent, but it was just beaten by Apple, which sold 77 million iPhones for a 17.9 percent share, according to figures from Gartner.

The fourth quarter is usually a strong one for Apple, boosted by holiday sales of the new generation of iPhones it releases each September, said Anshul Gupta, a research director at Gartner.

For Samsung, though, 2016 ended particularly badly, dominated by the fiasco around the recall of its incendiary Galaxy Note7.

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04:32
Pokémon Go adding 80 new Pokémon from Gold &...

Pokémon Go is adding over 80 new Pokémon this week, from the Generation II Gold and Silver games. All of them will be available to catch in the wild whilst playing Pokémon Go, not just from hatching eggs. You will be able to evolve some of the Kanto Pokémon you’ve already caught into their Johto successors.

The expanded Pokédex will be accompanied by a host of new features, coming in an app update later this week …

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04:30
You may Rocksteady all night long with this wireless...

By Aaron Lee

Killer Concepts' $79.99 RocksteadyXS portable Bluetooth speaker plays loud and long. It works with iPhones, iPads, iPods, Android devices, tablets, computers, and other players. It boasts 100 dB of sound and provides more than 10 hours of playback. 

Bluetooth allows for easy pairing; there's no PIN to remember. The speaker also supports playback through an included 3.5mm cable, and MP3 files can be played through the speaker’s USB port. That's handy if, like me, you have an iPod Classic -- which doesn't support Bluetooth. The USB port also acts as a charger for phones, tablets and other devices.

The audio RocksteadyXS is solid. It won't replace your Bose speakers (and isn't meant to), but offers a good over-all listening experience for a product this small -- with, as noted, the ability to crank your tunes up. 

The Rocksteady boasts proprietary air channels...

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04:10
Nearly 80% of enterprises use more than 10 mobile...

The use of mobile apps for business is heating up with nearly 80% of companies using more than 10 apps for business, according to MobileIron (www.mobileiron.com), a company “founded on the idea that mobile apps and data would become fundamental to mobilizing business workflows.”

The most popular enterprise apps are:

° Adoption metrics for Apple's Volume Purchase Program (VPP) and Device Enrollment Program (DEP);

° Enterprise security trends for Australia and the Netherlands in addition to Belgium, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, the UK and the US;

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04:10
Nearly 80% of enterprises use more than 10 mobile...

The use of mobile apps for business is heating up with nearly 80% of companies using more than 10 apps for business, according to MobileIron (www.mobileiron.com), a company “founded on the idea that mobile apps and data would become fundamental to mobilizing business workflows.”

The most popular enterprise apps are:

° Adoption metrics for Apple's Volume Purchase Program (VPP) and Device Enrollment Program (DEP);

° Enterprise security trends for Australia and the Netherlands in addition to Belgium, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, the UK and the US;

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04:04
Apple fighting new ‘right to repair’ legislation...

Apple is fighting ‘right to repair’ legislation which would give consumers and third-party repair shops the legal right to purchase spare parts and access service manuals. The state of Nebraska is holding a hearing on the proposed legislation next month, and Motherboard reports that Apple will be formally opposing the bill.

According to the source, an Apple representative, staffer, or lobbyist will testify against the bill at a hearing in Lincoln on March 9. AT&T will also argue against the bill, the source said. The source told me that at least one of the companies plans to say that consumers who repair their own phones could cause lithium batteries to catch fire … 

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04:03
Kool Tools: Phoenix solar-powered briefcase

Renology’s (www.rengy.com) Phoenix is a personal solar energy solution that transforms the power of the sun into dependable energy. It’s designed for mobile, off-grid applications and is ideal for emergencies. A compact, quiet and efficient portable solar generator, the Phoenix is ideal for both indoor and outdoor use.

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04:00
How to use Finder Tags in macOS Sierra

macOS Sierra includes a Tags feature, which offers a way to organize your files. Whether your files are on your Mac or in iCloud, you can find them with a click. To create a Finder Tag:

  • Right-click on a file or document in a Finder window that you want to tag.
  • Click on Tags.
  • Type in the name of the new Finder Tag.
  • Hit Enter.

The new Finder Tag is added to the navigation under Tags in Finder. You can also edit, delete, rename or apply a different color to a Tag.

Open a new Finder window. Under the Tags section in the left navigation panel, right click on the Tag name you want to edit. You’ll see an option to perform the aforementioned tasks.

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03:56
Together 3.7.4 - Store and organize all of your...

Together helps you organize your Mac, giving you the ability to store, edit and preview your files in a single clean, uncluttered interface.

Features

  • Smart storage. With simple drag-and-drop functionality, Together lets you gather up images, text, bookmarks, and files for safekeeping. With built-in note-taking capabilities and easy inter-app file transfers, take control of cluttered, disorganized groups of files and restore them to a state of order and manageability.
  • Previewing and editing. Together can edit and preview a wide range of filetypes, and seamlessly incorporates QuickView for everything else. File editing is always a double-click away, and your changes are automatically synchronized.
  • Organization, optimized. If you are tired of dealing with scatterbrained systems of files and folders, Together's refreshing, iTunes-like interface will help you breathe easy. Organize...
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03:00
TwIM is a new standalone Twitter DM app for iPhone...

TwIM is a new Twitter app for iPhone focused entirely on chatting over Direct Messages. TwIM supports the latest iOS features like SiriKit, 3D Touch, and rich notifications plus other features not supported by Twitter’s official app.

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02:45
ScreenFlow 6.2.1 - Create screen recordings.

ScreenFlow is powerful, easy-to-use screencasting software for the Mac. With ScreenFlow you can record the contents of your entire monitor while also capturing your video camera, microphone and your computer audio. The easy-to-use editing interface lets you creatively edit your video, and add additional images, text, music and transitions for a truly professional-looking video. The finished result is a QuickTime or Windows Media movie, ready for publishing to your Web site or blog or directly to YouTube or Vimeo. Use ScreenFlow to create high-quality software demos, tutorials, app previews, training, presentations and more.



Version 6.2.1:

Major Changes - Fixes

  • ScreenFlow does not support the Photos directory structure
  • Color controls add black bar border around video on canvas
  • Exporting project while text box or annotation is highlighted/selected will export asset as being highlighted
  • Pressing the...
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Tuesday February 14

21:48
Apple in talks with Chinese display maker BOE to...




As it looks to bolster its supply of OLED panels, a hot commodity that remains in short supply worldwide, Apple is reportedly considering Chinese firm BOE as a supplier of next-gen iPhone screens.

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21:00
Apple Considering Adding China's BOE as OLED...

Apple is in discussions with China's BOE Technology Group to supply OLED screens for the 2018 iPhone, reports Bloomberg. The Cupertino company is looking for ways to shore up its OLED supplies as the iPhone transitions from LCD to OLED displays.

Apple has been testing BOE's OLED displays for months, according to Bloomberg, but it isn't yet sure whether to add the company as a supplier. BOE is one of China's largest display makers, recently spending about $14.5 billion on two AMOLED factories. Talks are too early to allow BOE to contribute displays for Apple's 2017 OLED-based iPhone, known as the iPhone 8, but BOE is hoping to contribute to the 2018 iPhone supply.

If Apple and BOE agree to a deal, the Chinese manufacturer will become Apple's first OLED...

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20:59
Microsoft OneNote 15.31 - Free digital notebook.

OneNote is your very own digital notebook. With OneNote, you can capture that flash of genius, that moment of inspiration, or that list of errands that's too important to forget. Whether you're at home, in the office or on the go, your notes travel with you. And you can share your notes and collaborate with others, across multiple devices!

Here are some more ideas on how to use OneNote:

  • Capture rich notes for classwork, meetings, or research
  • Keep track of your shopping list and mark items off wherever you are
  • Create an itinerary and keep track of your travel plans for your next big vacation
  • Take pictures of receipts and bills to remove some of the paper clutter
  • Collaborate and share ideas with your team
  • Research items and prices to make the best purchasing decision
  • Keep and edit all of your notes



Version 15.31:

  • Updated the application with optimizations...
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20:59
Amazon Chime 4.0.5522 - Amazon-based communications...

Amazon Chime is a communications service that transforms online meetings with a secure, easy-to-use application that you can trust. Amazon Chime works seamlessly across your devices so that you can stay connected. You can use Amazon Chime for online meetings, video conferencing, calls, chat, and to share content, both inside and outside your organization. Amazon Chime frees you to work productively from anywhere.

Features

  • Frustration-Free Online Meetings - Make your online meetings effortless with Amazon Chime. Meetings start on time, and they’re easy to join. Meetings call you, and with a single tap or click, you can join or notify participants that you’re running late. A visual roster shows who is in the meeting and who is running late, and allows anyone to mute background noise. Amazon Chime automatically reconnects you if you get dropped. Crystal clear audio and HD video keep you focused on the discussion.
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20:59
SteerMouse 5.0.5 - Powerful third-party mouse driver.

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

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

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



Version 5.0.5:

  • Increased the maximum value of the cursor sensitivity to 1990
  • Problem solved where a device would not be recognized properly
  • Problem solved where the keyboard shortcut would not work on some applications
  • Problem solved where some...
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20:59
Apple GarageBand 10.1.6 - Complete recording studio...

The new GarageBand is a whole music creation studio right inside your Mac -- complete with keyboard, synths, orchestral and percussion instruments, presets for guitar and voice, an entirely redesigned sound library, and virtual session drummers. A beautiful and intuitive interface makes it easy to learn, play, record, and create great-sounding songs. And you can share your hits worldwide with just a few clicks. It’s never been easier to make music like a pro. Even if you’ve never played a note.



Version 10.1.6:

  • Stability improvements and bug fixes



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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20:58
Jaguar and Shell partner for in-car fuel payments

Luxury automaker Jaguar Land Rover has partnered with Shell to make fueling up a touch more convenient. That's because everyone who owns a vehicle equipped with the company's InControl Apps will be able to pay for gas without ever leaving the driver'...

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20:23
Apple to oppose 'Right to Repair'...




A report on Tuesday claims Apple is planning to send a representative to testify against a proposed "Right to Repair" bill in Nebraska that would require the company provide consumers and third-party repair shops access to service manuals and parts.

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20:18
Pioneer announces new Rayz line of ‘smart’ Lightning...

Popular audio accessory company Pioneer today announced a new line of Lightning earbuds that the company says offers an experience not possible with traditional 3.5mm headphones. The “Rayz” series includes two pairs of earbuds, the Rayz and the Rayz Plus and will be available soon.

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20:00
Canon expands its mirrorless lineup with the EOS M6

In case the EOS 77D and Rebel T7i weren't enough for you, Canon has also announced the EOS M6. The company's new mirrorless camera is basically an M5 without a built-in electronic viewfinder, since it features the same 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS senso...

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20:00
Canon's latest DSLRs are the EOS 77D and Rebel...

Canon is adding two new members to its EOS DSLR lineup, the 77D and Rebel T7i (aka EOS 800D). The former is designed to be a step above the Rebel series but below the 80D, which was introduced nearly a year ago. It features a 24.2-megapixel (APS-C) C...

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19:35
Report: Apple in talks with Chinese supplier BOE for...

Ahead of the upcoming iPhone refresh this fall, a new report from Bloomberg details that Apple is considering Chinese company BOE Technology as a potential supplier for displays for the devices. BOE would be the first company outside Japan and South Korea to supply displays for iPhones and is working on a flexible AMOLED screen.

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19:09
Pioneer debuts Rayz 'smart' Lightning...




Audio solutions specialist Pioneer on Tuesday announced Rayz, a wired earphone that leverages Lightning to power six onboard microphones, sensor-less ear detection and mapping, a dedicated multifunction button and, on one model, a unique in-line charging node.

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19:08
Gates Foundation: Empowering women is key to...

In 2006, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffet donated $31 billion in company stock to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. As a way of outlining just what the Gates family did with the "single biggest gift anyone ever gave anybody for anything," th...

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18:10
Facing the horror of in-flight phone calls,...

I really hope the federal Department of Transportation institutes a ban on in-air calls using WiFi. As the article points out, flying is already awful enough without have to listen to one-way conversations at 30,000 feet.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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18:02
Climb Mount Everest in VR on your Oculus Rift

You no longer need an HTC Vive to scale Mount Everest in VR on your PC. Sólfar Studios and RVX have released Everest VR for the Oculus Rift, bringing the virtual ascent to Facebook's headset. It'll be familiar if you've tried the Vive versio...

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17:59
Apple's Siri gets 'LEGO Batman Movie...




In a rare promotional tie-in, Apple has quietly updated its Siri virtual assistant with a series of comedic phrases that relate to the recently released "LEGO Batman Movie" from Warner Brothers.

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17:40
Apple Will Fight 'Right To Repair'...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Apple is planning to fight proposed electronics "Right to Repair" legislation being considered by the Nebraska state legislature, according to a source within the legislature who is familiar with the bill's path through the statehouse. The legislation would require Apple and other electronics manufacturers to sell repair parts to consumers and independent repair shops, and would require manufacturers to make diagnostic and service manuals available to the public. Nebraska is one of eight states that are considering right to repair bills; last month, Nebraska, Minnesota, New York, Massachusetts, Kansas, and Wyoming introduced legislation. Last week, lawmakers in Illinois and Tennessee officially introduced similar bills. According to the source, an Apple representative, staffer, or lobbyist will testify against the bill at a hearing in Lincoln on March 9. ATT will also argue against the bill, the source said. The source told me...

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17:13
Starz will let you pay for streaming TV with prepaid...

Conventional TV networks, as a rule, are very fond of subscriptions. Don't tell that to Starz CEO Chris Albrecht, though. He told guests at the Code Media conference that the premium channel will soon offer prepaid cards for its streaming service. It...

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16:42
'Xagent' malware arrives on Mac, steals...




A Russian hacking group accused of interfering with last year's presidential election has evolved its Xagent malware package, known for its ability to infiltrate Windows, iOS, Android and Linux devices, to target Macs, according to a report on Tuesday.

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16:34
Former employee sues Magic Leap for sex...

Augmented reality startup Magic Leap is being accused of sex discrimination and creating a hostile work environment. Ironically, the company is being sued by Tannen Campbell, who was hired to make the startup's product more female friendly.

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16:09
Apple CFO Luca Maestri talks R&D spending,...

As announced yesterday, Apple CFO Luca Maestri today spoke at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Innovation conference. During the interview, Maestri touched on a number of topics, both reiterating and elaborating on what he said during Apple’s first quarter earnings call last month.

The full replay is available on Apple’s Investor Relation’s webpage, but head below for some of the notable tidbits.

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15:50
Caavo hopes to be the one box to rule your home...

If you're a home theater geek, chances are your days are spent juggling several different remotes and TV inputs. Caavo, a startup from the folks behind the original Sling box, hopes to make your life a bit easier with its set-top box, which can contr...

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15:26
Stream live NBA games in VR à la carte starting...

The NBA announced its plan to stream weekly games live in VR last fall and soon there will be a much cheaper à la carte option. Starting February 23rd, basketball fans will be able to watch matchups live in virtual reality without having to pa...

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15:16
Siri and Lego Batman
15:15
Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway added over 40M...

As Apple stock continues to perform well, a United States Securities and Exchange Commission filing today revealed that Berkshire Hathaway has more than tripled its stake in Apple over the last three months. Berkshire Hathaway is, of course, the holding company operated by investor Warren Buffet that has been skeptical of AAPL in the past.

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15:09
How to add, use and remove passes in Apple's...




For some people, the Wallet app in iOS might be synonymous with Apple Pay -- something you only see briefly after double-tapping the home button. For the experienced though, it's also a way of keeping passes handy without stuffing paper copies in your pocket.

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14:55
Toyota's 10 millionth hybrid sale hints at a...

Toyota announced that as of January 31, it has sold over 10 million hybrid cars. Business has been strong in recent months, as one million of those sales have come since the end of April 2016.

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14:51
Apple's Siri Promotes The LEGO Batman Movie...

The LEGO Batman Movie, released last Friday, features the voice of Apple's personal assistant Siri as Batman's personal computer. Batman's computer works in much the same way as Siri, responding to his voice requests whenever he says "Hey 'puter."

As it turns out, there's a secret tie-in hidden in the iPhone, too. Whenever you say "Hey 'puter" (or "Hey Computer") to Siri, she responds to you as if you're LEGO Batman.

"I am at your service, Lego Batman sir," and "Welcome home, sir. I have your rom coms queued up, sorted by decade," are just two of the multiple humorous phrases Siri shares whenever the personal assistant hears "Hey 'puter."

Apple updates Siri on a regular basis, and this isn't the first time the personal assistant has gained humorous responses ahead of an upcoming event, but it may be the first serious movie tie-in.

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14:37
Amazon's delivery drones could drop packages...

Amazon's much-anticipated (and long time coming) drone deliveries might technically finally be happening, but a new patent spotted by CNN suggests your next book or box-set might actually arrive via parachute. There are many practical, legal and tech...

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14:34
AWT News Update: February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day! While you're waiting in line at that popular restaurant for your rushed Valentine's Day meal, pop in those AirPods and listen to today's news highlights:

  • Apple shares reach an all-time high, and the company reached a new record market cap of $708.4 billion
  • A HomeKit-enabled security cam from D-Link is beginning to show up in online Apple Stores
  • The existing Nest Cam and Nest Aware services get some new features
  • Facebook announces that a Facebook video app is in the works for the fourth-generation Apple TV

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

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14:22
Hands-on with Nomad’s Horween leather wallets with...

I’ve always liked the idea of using a battery case, but with a phone like the iPhone 7 Plus, a lack of battery life isn’t a problem that I encounter regularly enough to warrant the extra bulk. I also like the idea of a wallet case to help keep up with my driver’s license and credit cards, but with a phone as large as the iPhone 7 Plus, I find such a setup to be a tad unwieldy.

The folks over at Nomad have come up with a solution that seems to address both of my issues, and depending on your needs, it might be a worthwhile solution for you as well.

The company’s Bi-fold and Slim Leather Wallet give you a place to keep all of your credit cards, identification, and other necessary items in a standalone form factor. In other words, it’s a traditional wallet setup that’s completely independent of your iPhone. But the kicker here is that the Nomad wallets feature an integrated portable battery with a...

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14:20
Facebook's next conquest: Your TV

Facebook's recent push into video is coming for your big screen TV. The social network enabled streaming video to Apple TV and Chromecast last October, but it's about to go native with an app specifically made for set-top boxes from Apple, Amazon and...

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14:19
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway nearly...




Investor Warren Buffet bet big on Apple during the fourth quarter of 2016, as a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday reveals Berkshire Hathaway now owns more than 57 million shares of the tech giant.

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14:10
With new trailers for Planet of the Apps &...

Apple has big plans for original content this year and this week gave us a first look. It might have gotten its feet wet with the 808 documentary that it picked up for Apple Music, but new upcoming shows will be its first real step into original content with two series that should have much more mainstream appeal.

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14:09
Berkshire Hathaway Nearly Quadrupled its Stake in...

Warren Buffett's holding company Berkshire Hathaway nearly quadrupled its stake in Apple stock to 57,359,652 shares last quarter, according to an SEC filing disclosed today. Its stake in Apple was worth nearly $6.7 billion as of December 31, and over $7.7 billion today if the shares are still held.

Berkshire Hathaway disclosed a nearly $1 billion stake in Apple last May, which led the iPhone maker's stock to soar 9% once the investment became public knowledge. Apple stock has been on the rise since then, closing at an all-time high of $135.02 today just nine months after setting a 52-week low of $89.47 in...

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14:03
Notable apps and app updates for Feb. 14, 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

Conch Pearl Media has launched SpotCayman 7.0, the 2017 Cayman Islands Edition of the $9.99 travel app for iOS and Apple Watch devices. SpotCayman has mapped and listed, over 300 restaurants in Cayman, 80 WiFi hotspots, all hotels, shopping, island attractions, tour operators, dive sites, doctors, churches, car rental agencies and more. It now incorporates Apple Watch and 3D Touch.

Fumb Games has introduced Crossbar Challenge ’17. The free game mixes the shooting mechanics of Paper Toss with the character and item collectible aspects of other...

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14:01
Apple stock sets new record at $135.09, market cap...




Apple's shares are continuing to increase in value, with market movements pushing the iPhone producer's stock price beyond yesterday's record-setting value, by hitting a new intra-day record of $135.09, as well as ending the day with an all-time closing high of $135.01.

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14:00
Conway is 'unclear' who retweeted a racist...

Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to the President, came under fire Tuesday after someone retweeted a self-proclaimed white nationalist's support for her from her official Twitter account. The user, Lib Hypocrisy, lauded Conway's "strength and resiliency"...

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13:47
Comcast's all-in-one Xfinity Stream app arrives...

Say goodbye to the Xfinity TV app as you knew it... not that you'll necessarily mind. Comcast has unveiled a replacement mobile app, Xfinity Stream, that promises to cover just about everything you can do with your TV subscription. You'll have in-h...

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13:40
New Mac malware pinned on same Russian group blamed...

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APT28, the Russian hacking group tied to last year's interference in the 2016 presidential election, has long been known for its advanced arsenal of tools for penetrating Windows, iOS, Android, and Linux devices. Now, researchers have uncovered an equally sophisticated malware package the group used to compromise Macs.

Like its counterparts for other platforms, the Mac version of Xagent is a modular backdoor that can be customized to meet the objectives of a given intrusion, researchers from antivirus...

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13:39
Lumina Adds Luster to Linux Desktop


The Lumina Desktop Environment desktop is a standout in the crowded field of Linux graphical user interface choices. Lumina is a compact, lightweight, XDG-compliant graphical desktop environment developed from scratch. Its focus is on giving users a streamlined, efficient work environment with minimal system overhead. Lumina was first developed for the BSD family of operating systems, such as FreeBSD and TrueOS. It is gaining interest among Linux users, having been introduced for a growing number of Linux distros.

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13:30
Scenes from Epson's 'Digital Couture...

Since 2015, Epson has been giving up-and-coming designers an opportunity to show clothes made with digital printers at New York Fashion Week. This year was no exception. With the Digital Couture Project, the company is trying to push its line of text...

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13:29
Facebook debuts vertical video format and confirms...

Facebook wants be in your TV screen in 2017.

On Tuesday, the network launched new ways to watch videos on your iOS and Android device. You can now watch vertical videos in full-screen, autoplay videos with sound, and watch picture-in-picture while scrolling down your News Feed. In addition, Facebook confirmed the forthcoming launch of TV apps for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Samsung Smart TV.

Previously, all videos on Facebook’s News Feed autoplayed on silent, and you had to tap on the picture to hear sound. Now, Facebook is giving you the option to autoplay videos with sound that fades in and out as you scroll through the video on your feed.

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13:19
Tip of the Day: Filtering your Message List in the...

If you use the built in Mail app on your iPhone or iPad and deal with sifting through a lot of email messages, you’ll likely appreciate a small feature that Apple added in iOS 10, which gives you the ability to quickly and easily filter your message listing. A button in the bottom-left corner of the Mail app will toggle on a filtered view that provides quick filtering of messages in the current mailbox. By default, the filter will show you only…

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13:12
T-Mobile's upgraded phone plan ditches the HD...

Until T-Mobile improved its One plan this week, one of its biggest hassles was the HD video day pass. Even if you paid extra for unlimited HD, you had to enable a pass every time you wanted more than 480p streaming. Thankfully, that's now in the pa...

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12:55
The Strong Museum will open a 'Women in Games...

"Women have indelibly shaped every aspect of the history of video games, and that story needs to be better documented and told."

That's Jon-Paul Dyson, director of the International Center for the History of Electronic Games at The Strong museum in...

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12:50
As Apple hypes original content, Disney & Google...




Disney and Google have drawn back their support of "PewDiePie," a leading YouTube star and the centerpiece of the YouTube Red subscription service, after a recent video featured an anti-Semitic joke. The shakeup comes just as Apple has begun teasing two upcoming exclusive programs for Apple Music.

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12:37
Daimler is going all-electric with 'Smart...

Smart, a subsidiary of Daimlerchrysler, announced on Tuesday that starting in 2018 all of its vehicles sold in North America will be of the electric variety. The company plans to stop selling the gas-powered Fortwo and Fortwo Cabrio in the US and Can...

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12:20
HomeKit-enabled D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD spotted in...




D-Link has started to ship its HomeKit-compatible Omna 180 Cam HD in Europe, with the network-connected camera now appearing in regional online Apple Stores in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.

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12:20
Facebook videos in your News Feed soon autoplay with...

The age of scrolling through your Facebook News Feed past mercifully silent autoplaying videos is over. The social media giant is showering its users with unasked-for love by automatically triggering sound when hovering over a movie, and will soon be...

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12:04
Apple's Upcoming 2017 iPhone - Here's the...

We may have seven months to go before the unveiling of the iPhone 8, but thanks to its radical design changes, we're already getting non-stop rumors. The latest info suggests it'll include inductive wireless charging, iris scanning or facial recognition, and, most importantly, way better battery life.

We might also see a total of three iPhones in 2017 -- the rumored iPhone 8 with radical design changes and two other iPhones with more incremental updates.

Make sure to check out our full iPhone 8 roundup -- it's got everything we know about Apple's game-changing 2017 device.

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12:02
'Rocket League' blasts into 4K with PS4...

With the launch of the PlayStation 4 Pro in November, Sony promised a more powerful console with a boost in framerates and resolution pretty much across the board. Of course, that shiny new hardware doesn't do much good if the games themselves don't...

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11:58
News: Facebook announces Apple TV app along with iOS...

Facebook has announced its rumored video-centric app for the Apple TV, alongside several other improvements to viewing videos within the Facebook app for iPhone and iPad. Originally rumored earlier this month to be in development, the new Facebook app is expected to “roll out soon” on the Apple TV App Store, alongside support for several other smart TV platforms and media devices such as Amazon’s Fire TV and Samsung Smart TV. The…

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11:40
'Outlast 2' is all about documenting your...

Philippe Morin wants to break your brain. As a creator of the grotesque, critically acclaimed horror series Outlast, he delights in dissecting the psychology of terror and dreaming up new nightmares for video game fans.

Look at Outlast 2. Morin's la...

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11:35
Apple’s stock hits an all-time high as company’s...

Apple’s shares traded above $134.54 today, surpassing a previous all-time intraday high set in April 2015. What’s more, the tech giant has reclaimed its throne as the only $700 billion publicly-traded U.S. company, riding a post-earnings rally and a more favorable outlook on Wall Street.

Goldman Sachs raised its price target on the stock on Monday, citing Apple's 3-D sensing technology, while UBS released a note stating the market is undervaluing the firm's services business. The last time Apple broke above the $700 billion level was in February 2015.  (Hey, check out our stock ticker in the right sidebar.)

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11:23
Many Apple Watch Models 'Sold Out' Ahead...

It's been five months since Apple launched a new line of band options for the Apple Watch alongside the Apple Watch Series 2 and iPhone 7 last September. Now, Apple.com has a few notable stock shortages of Series 2 bundles and -- to a lesser extent -- single band options for the Apple Watch, likely indicating an incoming spring collection of Apple Watch bands. New Apple Watch hardware is expected for later in 2017.

The same shortage phenomenon occurred last summer, ahead of the new bands that launched in September. While hardware updates have been less frequent, Apple has kept new band lineups on a seasonal release cycle approximately every six months, solidifying the Apple Watch as an ever-changing fashion accessory in the company...

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11:11
AI is learning to speed read

As clever as machine learning is, there's one common problem: you frequently have to train the AI on thousands or even millions of examples to make it effective. What if you don't have weeks to spare? If Gamalon has its way, you could put AI to wor...

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11:10
Alphabet's Nest Cam adds animated camera...




Alphabet's Nest is rolling out updates to its Nest Aware cloud platform and its iOS app, updating notifications with a preview of Nest Cam feeds before entering the app, as well as the ability to automatically detect doors within a camera's view.

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10:54
Facebook confirms Apple TV app is coming soon with...

Facebook will soon be available on the Apple TV for the first time, the social network confirmed today. As rumored, the upcoming Apple TV app will focus on video playback with personalization features and launch soon.

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10:53
Facebook live video streaming app for Apple TV...




Facebook's rumored video app for the Apple TV has been confirmed, with the company declaring that it will be available to fourth -eneration Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV owners soon.

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10:51
Twentieth Century Fox’s Movie of the Day app comes...

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is launching its Movie of the Day app on Apple TV today. The app, previously available on iOS devices, gives customers a 24-hour window to purchase a movie in digital HD for a price between $4.99 and $9.99, which represents as much as a 75% discount off retail price. 

The movie changes every day. Kingsman: The Secret Service is the first selection and is available for $7.99. This week’s other titles include Deadpool on Feb. 15, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters on Feb. 16, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates on Feb. 17 and Epic on Feb. 18.

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10:45
Russian cyberspies blamed for U.S. election hacks...

Security researchers have discovered a macOS malware program that’s likely part of the arsenal used by the Russian cyberespionage group blamed for hacking into the U.S. Democratic National Committee last year.

The group, which is known in the security industry under different names, including Fancy Bear, Pawn Storm, and APT28, has been operating for almost a decade. It is believed to be the sole user and likely developer of a Trojan program called Sofacy or X-Agent.

X-Agent variants for Windows, Linux, Android, and iOS have been found in the wild in the past, but researchers from Bitdefender have now come across what appears to be the first macOS version of the Trojan.

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10:37
National Academy of Sciences endorses embryonic...

The next generation of humans may well be genetically modified. The National Academy of Sciences on Tuesday issued a 216-page report endorsing human germline modification in the future, but only in certain cases that would otherwise result in childre...

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10:23
Apple’s original TV shows are almost ready for prime...

This spring, Apple plans to release its first two original series, Planet of the Apps and full-length episodes of the popular Carpool Karaoke segment hosted by James Corden. It’s not exactly a bold move: Netflix, Amazon, and reportedly even Facebook are making original TV. But unlike Netflix, Amazon, and Facebook, Apple isn’t a content company. It’s a hardware one. But that’s about to change—at least if Apple has anything to say about it.

Services have been a consistent bright spot in Apple’s quarterly earnings reports, and Apple Music is lumped in with that category. The $10/month streaming music service has racked up 20 million paying subscribers in the year and a half since it launched. But Apple can’t rely on music exclusives, which have limited windows, to differentiate itself. So the company is turning to original video content.

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10:20
Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite e-reader just...

Nothing says “I love you” more than the gift of digital books. Or at least, that’s what I tell my wife when I want a new e-reader. Anyone looking for a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift should take a look at Amazon today: The online retailer—as well as other retailers like Best Buy—are selling the Kindle lineup for $20 off. 

You can pick up the base Kindle for $60, the Paperwhite (Wi-Fi) for $100, and the Kindle Voyage (Wi-Fi) for $180. Note that these prices are for the models that display “Special Offers”: aka advertisements. You’ll have to pay $80, $120, and $200 (respectively) for the ad-free versions.

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10:09
How to send Love screen effect, handwritten notes,...

Apple introduced a ton of new social features in Messages for iPhone and iPad in iOS 10, and some of them can make a Valentine’s Day message more original and personal. Handwritten notes, Digital Touch kisses and heartbeats, and the Love screen effect are all charming ways to put a bit more care into your messages than usual. Here’s how:

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10:08
Rogue Amoeba unveils SoundSource for macOS

Rogue Amoeba has unveiled SoundSource, amacOS tool that provides access to critical audio settings. With it, users can instantly change the audio devices used for input, output, and sound effects, adjust the volume levels of those devices, and more.

SoundSource can be accessed via its icon in the menu bar. Regardless of what application is in the foreground, users can adjust their global audio settings with just two clicks. SoundSource also provides the ability to do soft play-through of audio from input devices to any output.

SoundSource runs on macOS 0.10 and higher. A free fully-functional trial available for download. While in trial mode, SoundSource's features will disable after 10 minutes of use. The unrestricted full version can be purchased for $10. Owners of any current Rogue Amoeba application for Mac are eligible for a complimentary SoundSource license.

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10:04
Rogue Amoeba releases SoundSource for macOS

Rogue Amoeba has unveiled SoundSource (https://rogueamoeba.com/soundsource/), a new macOS tool that provides access to critical audio settings. With it, users can instantly change the audio devices used for input, output, and sound effects, adjust the volume levels of those devices, and more.

SoundSource can be accessed via its icon in the menu bar. Regardless of what application is in the foreground, users can adjust their global audio settings with just two clicks. SoundSource also provides the ability to do soft play-through of audio from input devices to any output.

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10:04
Microsoft's Outlook.com subscription is...

Microsoft's paid take on email, Outlook.com Premium, is officially open for business: the company has quietly dropped the Preview label on its service, making it available to anyone in the US. Spend $50 per year ($20 if you act before March 31st) and...

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10:02
Samsung's Chromebook Pro Earns Respect


Some early reviewers of the Samsung Chromebook Pro characterized it as a "MacBook killer," but others were more restrained in their enthusiasm. Jointly developed with Google and first demoed at CES 2017, the Chromebook Pro is slated for release next month. Samsung's Chromebooks basically are lightweight productivity tools that rely heavily on access to cloud-based resources. They have gained popularity in the enterprise for use with remote workers and in educational settings as entry-level computing tools.

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09:58
AAPL hits all-time high stock price of $134.67 and...

After reaching an all-time record high opening price of $133 yesterday, AAPL today beat its intraday trading record, surpassing its previous record high set back in 2015. 

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09:55
Project Phoenix’s goal is to resurrect Twitterriffic...

The Iconfactory has launched a Kickstarter campaign dubbed "Project Phoenix" in an effort to raise at least $75,000 to reboot Twitterrific for Mac. It was the first Twitter client for macOS, but it’s gotten long in the tooth.

Development of Twitterrific has continued exclusively on iOS since 2013. The folks at the Iconfactory say that the Mac version is missing many recent Twitter features and Twitterrific for iOS refinements. 

The Kickstarter project is for funding a reboot of Twitterrific for Mac (codename: Phoenix). The goal is to build a minimal product within six or seven months.   There are several pledge levels available and all of them include a license to the final product.

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09:53
Apple's Stock Reaches its Highest Price Ever

Apple is having a good Valentine's Day, as its shares traded above $134.54 today, eclipsing a previous all-time intraday high set in April 2015.

Apple's market value has now surpassed $700 billion, making it the world's most valuable company by a sizeable margin. Google parent company Alphabet is second largest with a market cap of around $575 billion, followed by Microsoft at around $500 billion and Berkshire Hathaway at around $412 billion.

The milestone comes just one day after Apple's stock recorded its highest closing price ever of $133.29 on Monday. Following Apple's first annual revenue decline since 2001, its stock been steadily rising over the past four months, buoyed by record-breaking earnings results at the end of January.

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09:52
A view to a kill

Like many of us here in Canada and the US, as a kid I sat down on Sunday evening’s to watch “The Wonderful World of Disney”. They often had “documentaries” about various animals. As an adult, I learned many of them weren’t in fact documentaries but often staged to get the desired response from the audience. I still like nature documentaries (I’m a huge fan of the “Planet Earth” series) but I’m much more wary of the staging that is possible.

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09:48
Review: BeatsX are Apple's most affordable W1...




With BeatsX, Apple takes the best of Beats by Dre's line of minimalist earphones in-ear monitors wireless, incorporating the new W1 chip, top-notch materials and unique Flex Form neck strap into a consumer-friendly design.

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09:46
Mia, the easily distracted beagle

I love the Westminster Dog Show (I watched hours of it last night and will watch more hours of it tonight) and wish they televised more of these agility events as opposed to nothing but the actual “Best of Show” stuff.

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09:44
Chen Notation added to ConceptDraw Solutions

CS Odessa has released the new Chen Notation Model Solution for the ConceptDraw Solution Park. The Chen Notation Model is a standard and is used in database and software design.

The CS Odessa add-in offers a library providing a range of samples. It’s a free item for current users of ConceptDraw Pro 11 and is available immediately.

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09:39
Apple’s Eddy Cue says the future of TV is much more...

Interesting POV from Cue but I’m not sure he’s correct. TV has always been a consumption medium – you sit in your comfy chair and just watch. I don’t doubt that a certain portion of the population wants to have greater “interactivity” (whatever that means) with the TV and its programming but I don’t know that the average consumer does.

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09:36
Amazon Web Services Introduces 'Amazon Chimes...

Amazon Chime is now available to all customers and offers rich apps for iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac. Amazon Chime is a modern, fully-managed communications service from Amazon Web Services (AWS) that makes it easy for you to communicate with people inside and outside your organization ...

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: WD Portable 3TB Hard Drive $90...

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09:19
Review: 1More Triple Driver In-Ear Headphones

In the past year or two, the headphone market has seen a surge of new brands offering "budget" IEMs. When we first heard about the cult following that San Diego based 1More had gathered, we hoped that the company was anything other than just "one more" budget IEM maker. We were pleasantly surprised to learn that the company's name is actually a reference to their rigorous quality control testing which, according to 1More, ensures that their headphones can survive a cycle in a washing machine. Though our testing procedures don't involve the laundry, our time with 1More's Triple Driver IEM ($99) was more than enough to convince us that its popularity is well-deserved.
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09:14
Expert fortune cookie writer quits due to “writer’s...

I’ve never thought about the person who writes the pithy sayings in a fortune cookie but I do know the meal isn’t complete without munching on the cookie and reading the “fortune”.

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09:14
Amazon debuts Chime, a new videoconferencing service

Videoconferencing apps are nothing new; in fact, the market seems to be filled with all sorts of entrants, old (like Skype) and new (like Zoom). Today, Amazon announced the availability of its new videoconferencing service Chime, which is seemingly designed to eliminate all of the pain points of the other systems that have been in use up to this point.

Chime offers "exceptional" audio and video quality, meetings call participants so that everyone joins at once and individuals don't have to fumble for call-in numbers or access codes, and participants (up to 16 on a desktop or 8 on a mobile device) can see each other -- all the same size -- in small square windows. 

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09:07
Latest Apple ad uses Brazil's Carnival to...




Apple on Tuesday released a video ad promoting the iPhone 7 Plus in Brazil, linking it to the start of the country's annual Carnival season.

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09:04
Etsy wants to be your online source for craft...

Etsy has made a name for itself as marketplace for handmade goods, but today the company announced an ambitious new initiative: Etsy Studio, an online storefront dedicated solely to craft supplies. The company is aiming for it to be your main source...

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09:03
Indian Minister Excited about Apple's iPhone...

At the top of the month Patently Apple posted a report titled "The Indian Government of Karnataka Officially Welcomed Apple's Proposed Manufacturing Operations in their City." On Monday at the 'Make in India' conference, organized by the State Government, the Minister wished to welcome Apple to Bengaluru and publicly called on the Government of India hurry up ...

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09:02
Reboot Twitterrific for Mac on Kickstarter

Twitterrific for Mac was first released 10 years ago way back in 2007 and had regular updates until 2013. Development of Twitterrific has continued exclusively on iOS since then, but many of us still use Twitterrific on the desktop – despite it missing many recent Twitter features and Twitterrific for iOS refinements. It is time we fixed this, but we need your help!

I loved Twitterrific.

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09:00
From pit stop to checkered flag—NASCAR drives...

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NASCAR races forward with Office 365

Today’s post was written by Stephen Byrd, director of Technology Integration and Development at NASCAR.

In the midst of the deafening noise and speed of a NASCAR race, even mundane tasks like changing a tire become heroic. It’s the same with the technology we employ; simple tasks like...

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08:44
Twitter quickly rolls back change to prevent abuse...

Does it feel like the people who manage this stuff at Twitter have no clue how Twitter works? As soon as I heard about this “feature”, I knew it would cause problems. Why didn’t anyone at Twitter see it coming?

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