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Monday June 19

05:00
Satechi BT Touch Speaker: portable, looks great,...

Satechi's BT Touch Speaker is a portable, $49.99 Bluetooth speaker that provides a surprising amount of audio volume considering its small size and price. It also allows for hands-free calling from any Bluetooth-enabled smartphone such as the iPhone, thanks to an integrated, built-in mic. 

The first time you turn on the BT Touch Speaker, it remains in "pairing mode" for two minutes, as indicated by the status indicator light blinking red and blue. To return the speaker to pairing mode at any time, press and hold the "Phone/Pairing" button until the light blinks red and blue.

To pair your iDevice with the Satechi speaker, go toSettings > General > Bluetooth. You'll see the unpaired device. Type in 0000 as the pairing code to make the connection. Once successfully paired, the...

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04:58
San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, London are top...

The latest findings from Canalys’ (www.canalys.com) Autonomous Vehicle Analysis service show that four cities lead the way when it comes to being ready for autonomous vehicles. San Francisco is out in front, followed by Shanghai, Singapore and London.

These rise to the top of a group of cities that, due to their size and populations, have some of the most complex transport networks in the world. The top four have a high need for autonomous vehicles to revolutionize their transport systems, combined with the ability to make it happen.

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04:42
Europe may outlaw the kind of backdoor access the...

While the battle between the FBI and Apple over backdoor access to iPhones ended without a legal ruling, it seems the European Union takes Apple’s side. The European Parliament has proposed legislation which would safeguard data privacy and specifically outlaw the creation of backdoors for law enforcement agencies.

The proposed legislation would also provide a legal right to use end-to-end encryption, preventing individual EU countries from banning its use …

more…

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04:30
How to fix things when Message won’t sync between...

After purchasing a new 27-inch iMac, I noticed that Messages wouldn’t sync between the all-in-one and my iPhone 7 Plus. Messages sent to the smartphone wasn’t reach the iMac, something I find very convenient when working at my home office. If you run into this problem, here’s how to fix it:

  • Open “Settings” on the iPhone (or iPad) and tap “Messages.”
  • Scroll down and tap on “Receive At” which is usually followed by a phone number or email address.
  • Tap the “Use your Apple ID for iMessage” button at the top and sign in.
  • Exit out of Settings.
  • On your Mac, double-check the Apple ID used in Messages for Mac to make sure it’s the same as the Message setup on your iPhone (or iPad).

That should do it.

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04:10
Trump meeting with Tim Cook & other tech leaders...

President Trump will meet today with the CEOs of almost 20 tech companies, including Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, Adobe, IBM, Intel, Microsoft and Qualcom. He is reported to be seeking their advice on how to make better use of IT to cut costs.

The White House apparently believes that it can use technology to cut a trillion dollars from the government budget over the next ten years …

more…

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04:02
Study: use of alternative credit scoring can...

A new study by ID Analytics (www.idanalytics.com), which specializes in consumer risk management, finds that using alternative credit scores for safe lending can dramatically increase the number of individuals that are considered eligible for credit.

Through the use of alternative scores, lenders are able to see a more complete picture of an applicant’s credit worthiness. This enables more marginal, subprime or unscoreable individuals to take advantage of mainstream financial services.

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04:00
Apple patent involves a sensor to tell you when your...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 20170164684) that would tell you, among other things, when your shoes are starting to wear out. If the patent ever comes to fruition, I would image it would involve the company’s ongoing partnership with Nike since I doubt we’re going to be seeing a line of Apple Shoes.

In the patent summary, Apple notes that, as a shoe wears, physical support provided by the shoe decreases, thereby reducing associated protection from injury.  Good shoes are necessary to provide support during intense physical activity, such as running, soccer and football. When a critical wear level is reached, even if the shoe looks like it’s not particularly worn, the shoe may not provide adequate support and may, in fact, cause damage to feet. Apple wants to change this.

Here’s the summary of the patent: “A system assesses activity and displays a unitless activity value. A detector senses activity of a user. A processor reads sensed activity data from the...

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02:45
Apple Targets Canadian 'Sport Chek'...

Canada's largest sport retailer known as 'Sport Chek' is now selling Apple Watch / Nike + along with Apple Watch series 1 and 2 aimed at fitness fans in general and now swimmers specifically ...

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02:06
EU Proposes Enforcing Data Encryption and Banning...

The European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice, and Home Affairs has published draft proposals that would enforce end-to-end encryption on all digital communications and forbid backdoors that enable law enforcement to access private message data.

The proposed amendment relates to Article 7 of the EU's Charter of Fundamental Rights, which says that EU citizens have a right to personal privacy, as well as privacy in their family life and at home. By extension, the "confidentiality and safety" of EU citizens' electronic communications needs to be "guaranteed" in the same manner.

Confidentiality of electronic communications ensures that information exchanged between parties and the external elements of such communication, including when the information has been sent, from where, to whom, is not to be revealed to anyone other than to the...

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Sunday June 18

20:59
Microsoft OneNote 15.35.1 - 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 15.35.1:

  • Release notes were unchanged when this...
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20:59
DiskCatalogMaker 7.0.1 - Catalog your disks.

DiskCatalogMaker is a simple disk management tool which catalogs disks.

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



Version 7.0.1:

  • Fixed some minor bugs
  • Added the ask-for-scan option when a disk is mounted
  • Fixed compatibility issues with macOS 10.13 High Sierra



  • OS X 10.7 or later



Download Now]]>

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20:10
Senate alters sanctions to allow use of Russian...

Don't look now, but American spaceflight just dodged a bullet. Senators have passed an amendment to an Iran-Russia sanctions bill that, if gone unchecked, would have barred both NASA and private outfits from using Russian rocket engines. The original...

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18:57
Elon Musk says Los Angeles is open to using his...

Elon Musk might just have the first customer for his traffic-skipping tunnels. The tech entrepreneur says he's having "promising conversations" with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti about using The Boring Company's technology as part of a larger unde...

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17:36
All the weird things you missed at E3

E3 2017 will go down in history as the first year the show was open to the public, which means the crushing crowds filling the Los Angeles Convention Center were even more extreme. The rest of the show, however, was just as amped up -- eSports tourna...

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16:30
Rapid-fire archery battles are the best way to do E3

Nothing gets rid of the E3 jitters like shooting an exploding arrow right at your social media manager's face. Luckily, we brought TowerFall: Ascension to the E3 show floor this year, so nobody had to break out the actual bow hidden behind the Engadg...

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15:37
Google bets AI and human oversight will curb online...

Google is under a lot of pressure to stamp out extremists' online presences, and it's responding to that heat today. The internet giant has outlined four steps it's taking to flag and remove pro-terrorism content on its pages, particularly on YouTube...

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14:45
Microsoft expects consumers to 'figure out...

The best way to keep a job as a marketer is to never go off message. That's precisely what happened when I interviewed Xbox's head of console marketing Albert Penello on our E3 stage this week. While he was more than happy to talk about the Xbox One...

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13:45
Discover your rockstar stage persona in ‘The Artful...

"It's not an artist's job to give people something they want, but to give them something they never could have imagined." These words are spoken to Francis Vendetti in The Artful Escape, an upcoming game that follows a young guitar prodigy on a psych...

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13:20
Review: Apple's 2017 12.9" iPad Pro gains...




Staggered launches of the first generation of iPad Pro tablets left the larger 12.9-inch model in an awkward position, lacking key professional-grade features like always-on Hey Siri and a color balancing True Tone display. Apple has rectified that with its 2017 12.9-inch iPad Pro, bringing it up to speed with the smaller 10.5-inch version with a simultaneous release.

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12:48
'YotaPhone 3' isn't the dual-screen...

If you're one of the few people who are still waiting for the next dual-screen YotaPhone, listen up: we finally have an update for you. During Harbin's China-Russia Expo over the weekend, Baoli Yota -- the joint venture formed by investor Baoli (form...

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11:45
'The Daily Show' celebrates the tweets of...

The President tweets a lot. It's quickly becoming part of his legacy, offering an unprecedented level of access to the commander in chief and leaving others in government scrambling to deal with the aftereffects of each post. Usually, reflections on...

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10:59
What do you think of the new features in iOS 11 so...

iOS 11 has been available in beta form for almost two weeks at this point, with Apple having unveiled the new operating system at WWDC 2017. We’ve already told you that there are risks that come with installing a beta operating system, such as poor performance and battery life problems.

When you put the normal beta issues aside, however, what do you think of iOS 11 and its new features? Whether you’re running it yourself or looking in from the outside.

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10:30
The Indie Megabooth is a calm bubble floating above...

One of the best experiences at E3 wasn't actually at E3. The Devolver parking lot was positioned directly across the street from the flashing lights, gigantic banners and thumping booths packed inside of the Los Angeles Convention Center, and it offe...

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09:30
The best electric kettle

By Michael Sullivan & Winnie Yang & Tim Barribeau

This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affil...

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08:45
First Impression, Hands-on: The new DJI Spark drone...

Last Thursday I finally got my hands on the super-portable $500 DJI Spark and, as a hobby photographer and drone enthusiast, it’s probably the most exciting iPhone accessory of the year. The Spark is such a small drone that you can take it with you anywhere and anytime, while it also has optics and stabilization features along with some impressive AI that produces impressive imagery and video.

They say that the best camera is the one you have in your pocket. Having a drone that you can easily bring along on trips opens up a whole new world of possibilities. That’s what gets me the most excited…

more…

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08:22
DiskCatalogMaker 7.0.1 - Catalog your disks.

DiskCatalogMaker is a simple disk management tool which catalogs disks.

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



Version 7.0.1:

  • Fixed some minor bugs
  • Added the ask-for-scan option when a disk is mounted
  • Fixed compatibility issues with macOS 10.13 High Sierra



  • OS X 10.7 or later



Download Now]]>

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08:00
After Math: Reach out and touch someone

It's been a telling week for communications. Chinese scientists bounced quantum entangled photons into space and back, McDonald's recruited new hires through Snapchat, and it would appear that North Korea has had its fingers in everybody's cyber-pies...

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07:28
PayPal's CEO Dismisses any Threat from the...

Paypal’s chief executive has openly dismissed Apple’s assault on person-to-person payment apps, suggesting the iPhone giant’s forthcoming money transfer service will struggle to compete against his company’s rival apps.

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07:15
A chat with the 76ers' first all-female eSports...

The Philadelphia 76ers bought Team Dignitas -- an established esports organization with teams across League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Heroes of the Storm -- in September, making it the first North American sports franchise to p...

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07:06
Microsoft OneNote 15.35.1 - 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 15.35.1:

  • Release notes were unchanged when this...
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06:30
Playing witness to an android riot in 'Detroit...

I don't know when I'll get to play Detroit: Become Human again. The latest game from David Cage's Quantic Dream studio (Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls) conspicuously didn't have a release date, or, hell, even a release year when Sony showed off a bran...

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05:28
The Apple Store in Valencia Town Center was Robbed...

Four people wearing hoodies allegedly committed a commercial burglary at the Apple Store on Valencia Boulevard on Saturday.

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04:00
Ben Heck’s Logic Gate board game: Finding a purpose

The team's having trouble with the Logic Gate board game and needs your input. Behind all good games is a fun concept, whether it's racking up points or solving puzzles. Now, the team needs help identifying what this could be for their Logic Gate...

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03:20
Microsoft Office 2016 15.35 and Office 2011 14.7.5

Makes improvements to Outlook in Office 2016 and resolves remote code execution vulnerabilities in both editions. ($149.99 new, free update)

 

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Saturday June 17

22:57
Monsanto bets on AI to protect crops against disease

Monsanto has drawn plenty of criticism for its technology-driven (and heavily litigious) approach to agriculture, but its latest effort might just hint at the future of farming. It's partnering with Atomwise on the use of AI to quickly discover molec...

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21:14
The Right To Repair Movement Is Forcing Apple To...

The executive director of Repair.org says Apple has "decided to be nicer to consumers in order to stop them from demanding their right to repair," according to Motherboard. Slashdot reader Jason Koebler shared this article:

It's increasingly looking like Apple can no longer ignore the repair insurgency that's been brewing: The right to repair movement is winning, and Apple's behavior is changing. In the last few months, Apple has made political, design, and customer service decisions that suggest the right to repair movement is having a real impact on the company's operations...

Apple has repeatedly made small concessions to its customers on the issues that Repair.org and the larger repair community have decided to highlight. The question is whether these concessions are going to be enough to satiate customers who want their devices to be easily repairable and upgradable, and whether the right to repair movement can convince those people to continue demanding fair...

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20:59
DiskCatalogMaker 7.0 - Catalog your disks.

DiskCatalogMaker is a simple disk management tool which catalogs disks.

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



Version 7.0:

  • Added the ask-for-scan option when a disk is mounted
  • Fixed compatibility issues with macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • Fixed some minor bugs



  • OS X 10.7 or later



Download Now]]>

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20:59
Day One 2.2.2 - 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 2.2.2:

Note: Currently available for $39.99.

  • Fixed several crashes



  • OS X 10.11 or later



...

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20:58
Jupiter is the oldest planet in the Solar System

Jupiter's ancient name really is well-deserved: according to a new study, the king of the planets isn't just the largest in the Solar System, it's also the oldest. A team of researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California and th...

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19:24
Hackers stole credit card data from Buckle stores...

If you shopped at Buckle in the past several months, you might want to check your financial statements -- the clothing store has confirmed a Krebs on Security report of a data breach. Intruders planted malware on the chain's cash register systems to...

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17:56
Your Amazon login can sign you into HBO Now and...

Amazon has begun changing the way its Channels pay-TV service works, giving users more freedom to choose where to stream their next show. The tech titan began allowing Prime subscribers to tack streaming services to their accounts through Channels ba...

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16:30
In 'Fortnite,' building is just as...

Epic Games' Fortnite, once described by company founder Tim Sweeney as Minecraft meets Left 4 Dead, has been six years in the making. That's a long time to keep someone excited about a game, but you can't fault Epic for not wanting to rush its latest...

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15:45
Verizon's first LTE-only handset is an LG flip...

When Verizon finished rolling out its LTE network for calls, it became apparent that it also plans to drop its CDMA phone service altogether. Now, the carrier has begun offering its first LTE-only handset to subscribers, and it's obviously an attempt...

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15:00
Insomniac's 'Spider-Man' gets what it...

When Sony revealed that Insomniac games was working on a PlayStation 4 exclusive Spider-Man game set in an original universe, the specter of another game hung over the announcement -- 2004's Spider-Man 2. This movie tie in is widely regarded as the g...

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14:00
The evolution of women in video games continues at...

Feminist Frequency founder Anita Sarkeesian tries to make it clear her yearly, gender-focused analysis of the video games announced at E3 isn't founded in malice -- it's simply reality. Even in 2017, video games overwhelmingly feature male protagonis...

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13:23
Texas explicitly allows driverless car tests

Self-driving cars have been roaming Texas streets for a while. Believe it or not, though, there hasn't been legislation that directly permits autonomous vehicles -- there just wasn't a law banning them. The situation is clearer after this week, thoug...

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12:14
Day One 2.2.2 - 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 2.2.2:

Note: Currently available for $39.99.

  • Fixed several crashes



  • OS X 10.11 or later



...

| Read more »
11:52
Xsens body suits are getting even better at motion...

Motion capturing is becoming more important for games and movies alike, but unless you're ready to shell out for a complicated rig and dedicated studio space, it's incredibly difficult. Xsens has been working to solve that problem for the last decade...

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11:45
Deals: 2017 13" MacBook Pro for $1,249 ($50 off...




Shoppers this weekend can save $20 to $70 instantly on Apple's brand-new 2017 MacBook Pros with prices starting at $1,249. Or save 20% on a variety of iPhones and iPads on eBay with coupon and no sales tax in a majority of states.

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11:37
CNBC: The new iPad Pro Tablet from Apple is Simply...

CNBC's technology product editor is simply enamored with Apple's newest iPad, the iPad Pro 10.5" model that debuted at Apple's WWDC event earlier this month. Todd Haselton said in his review today that "After just a few days using a review unit provided by Apple, I'm already tempted to scrap my 9.7-inch iPad Pro—that I bought last year—and upgrade to this new model. It's that good.

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10:46
Xerox Alto Designer, Co-Inventor Of Ethernet, Dies...

An anonymous reader quotes Ars Technica:
Charles Thacker, one of the lead hardware designers on the Xerox Alto, the first modern personal computer, died of a brief illness on Monday. He was 74. The Alto, which was released in 1973 but was never a commercial success, was an incredibly influential machine... Thomas Haigh, a computer historian and professor at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, wrote in an email to Ars, "Alto is the direct ancestor of today's personal computers. It provided the model: GUI, windows, high-resolution screen, Ethernet, mouse, etc. that the computer industry spent the next 15 years catching up to. Of course others like Alan Kay and Butler Lampson spent years evolving the software side of the platform, but without Thacker's creation of what was, by the standards of the early 1970s, an amazingly powerful personal hardware platform, none of that other work would have been possible."

In 1999 Thacker also designed the hardware for Microsoft's...

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10:24
IndieCade's 'resist' theme at E3...

IndieCade CEO Stephanie Barish operates at the heart of the independent-development community, running shows throughout the year that highlight some of the most innovative, thoughtful and beautiful games the industry has to offer.

This year, IndieCa...

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10:08
Apple's First Apple Pay 'Lose your Wallet...

Apple is holding their first ever Apple Pay 'Lose your Wallet' event in San Francisco and specifically in the Marina District and Hayes Valley next weekend. This unique event could be duplicated in other cities in the future if the San Francisco event is a smash hit.

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09:46
How cars and drivers survive the brutal 24 hours of...

Le Mans doesn’t get the coverage of other motorsports but I find it a fascinating race.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:27
Review: Apple's 2017 10.5" iPad Pro stuns...




Apple's new 10.5-inch iPad Pro takes a device that was already a best-in-class tablet and makes it even better, headlined by a larger display with a stunning 120Hz refresh rate. But with a $649 starting price, Apple cuts just a few too many corners for our liking, especially when compared to the value proposition of the recently released $329 9.7-inch iPad.

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09:06
Mini-review: The 2017 MacBook could actually be your...

Obviously, “everyday laptop” depends on what you do every day but it sounds like this latest MacBook is a real little workhorse.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:05
OmniFocus 2.10

Adds a preference to show the Inbox in the Projects sidebar among other improvements for the task management app. ($39.99 new, free update, 30.6 MB)

 

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08:54
‘The Last Night’ is a stunning take on 16-bit games...

Indie darling The Last Night stepped onto the big stage this week at E3. The game was announced as an Xbox exclusive during the same event that Microsoft officially revealed its powerful new 4K console: the Xbox One X. After those proceedings, we sat...

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08:53
DiskCatalogMaker 7.0 - Catalog your disks.

DiskCatalogMaker is a simple disk management tool which catalogs disks.

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



Version 7.0:

  • Added the ask-for-scan option when a disk is mounted
  • Fixed compatibility issues with macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • Fixed some minor bugs



  • OS X 10.7 or later



Download Now]]>

| Read more »
08:33
This week’s top stories: 10.5-inch iPad Pro reviews...

In this week’s top stories: The verdict on Apple’s new 10.5-inch iPad Pro as reviews arrive, the latest iPhone 8 reports, hands-on with some new iOS 11 features, and much more.

more…

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08:19
Microsoft Advances Hover Touch ('3D Touch...

Earlier this month the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Microsoft that revealed a new hover sensing system for mobile devices such a Surface tablet, future smartphone and HoloLens. Apple was also granted a patent for this type of technology back in April 2016. Interestingly Microsoft's vision for this technology extends to Augmented Reality. Whether Apple is considering it for this application is unknown at this time.

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07:12
'Dragonball FighterZ' looks dangerously...

There have been so many Dragonball (Z or otherwise) games that it's hard to tell most of them apart. While the latest Xenoverse titles attempted to spin out Akira Toyama's characters into alternate universes with online play, Dragonball FighterZ is a...

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05:34
Apple holding ‘Lose Your Wallet’ shopping event...

As Apple Pay continues to expand, Apple is holding a special shopping event in San Francisco to promote the mobile payment service. The “Lose Your Wallet” event will highlight stores that support Apple Pay while offering exclusive discounts…

more…

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05:30
The Morning After: Weekend After E3 Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to the weekend. The E3 2017 show floor has closed, but gaming news will continue to flow all weekend as we wrap up our coverage of the event. Of course, that's not the only thing that happened this week,...

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05:00
WitsView: the ‘iPhone 8’ likely to have a 18:9...

WitsView, a division of TrendForce, reports that increasing screen-to-body ratio and narrow bezel are two major trends in smartphone design for this year and are expected to drive changes in specifications of smartphone panels. The goal: spur lagging sales.

Specifically, the display’s aspect ratio is moving from the mainstream 16:9 to 18:9 (2:1), which is also known as the full screen format, according to the research gorup. WitsView estimates that around 10% of smartphones shipped worldwide in 2017 will have displays with 18:9 or higher aspect ratios. Boyce Fan, research director of WitsView, said that the global smartphone market gained some growth momentum in 2016 on account of a wave of replacement demand, but shipment growth has slowed down in the first half of 2017. 

WitsView’s latest survey of this year’s smartphone lineup finds that first-tier brands have increased the display aspect ratio of their...

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04:30
Electronics, tools, sporting event tickets top...

Sunday, June 18, is Father’s Day. Ebates, which specializes in cash back shopping and subsidiary of the global internet services company Rakuten, has announced the results of its 2017 Father’s Day survey. 

The national survey was conducted online by Propeller Insights on behalf of Ebates and fielded among 1,000 adults. It turns out that dad is easy to please this year—the key to his heart are electronics (18%), power tools (15%) and tickets to a sporting event (14%). One in 10 dads also admit that they’d like some outdoor equipment like camping, fishing or hunting supplies (10%).

Dads are in luck this year, too, because when asked what Americans think dad wants for Father’s Day, they are generally in agreement with what dad says:...

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04:00
Apple wants to make it easier for your various...

Apple wants to make it even easier for your various devices to “talk” to each other, as well as accessories such as headsets. The company has been granted a patent (number 9,680,980) for an “electronic device accessory” that would facilitate this.

Per the patent, a microphone may be included in an accessory to capture sound for an associated electronic device. Buttons and other user interfaces may be included in the accessories. 

An accessory may have an audio plug that connects to a mating audio jack in an electronic device, thereby establishing a wired communications link between the accessory and the electronic device. The electronic device may include power supply circuitry for applying bias voltages to the accessory. The bias voltages may bias a microphone and may adjust settings in the accessory such as settings related to operating modes. 

User input information may be conveyed between the accessory and the electronic device using ultrasonic tone...

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02:44
Bill Nye will be back on Netflix to save the world...

Bill Nye's Netflix talk show was met with mixed reviews, but it must have done well enough, because it's coming back for another season. The streaming platform has released an official teaser for Bill Nye Saves the World's second season, which the sc...

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Friday June 16

23:00
Airbnb is buying a scam-fighting background check...

Airbnb is getting more serious when it comes to keeping fraudulent listings and shady renters off the website. According to Bloomberg, the short-term rental platform is buying Trooly Inc., a startup specializing in background checks to fight off scam...

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21:01
This week on AI: Apple's 'iPhone 8'...




Following the intensity of WWDC, the heat of the iron softened to a warm glow this week, with reports all but confirming some of the features of upcoming iPhones -- as well as original video content becoming a key product at Apple.

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20:59
FileZilla 3.26.2 - Fast and reliable FTP client.

FileZilla (ported from Windows) is a fast and reliable FTP client and server with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface.



Version 3.26.2:

  • Fixed crash if using master passwords and decrypting very long passwords



  • OS X 10.9 or later



Download Now]]>

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20:59
Boom 3D 1.0.1 - $16.99

Boom 3D is a revolutionary app with 3D Surround Sound and phenomenally rich and intense audio that is realistic and works on any headphones.

Features

  • 3D Surround Sound
  • Built-in Audio Player
  • Intensity Control
  • Stunning Interface
  • Equalizer Presets
  • Apps Volume Controller



Version 1.0.1:

Note: Boom 3D is a paid upgrade. If you would like to upgrade from Boom 2 to Boom 3D. The pricing schema can be viewed here.

Note: Now requires OS X 10.10.3 or later

  • Boom 3D’s algorithm has been refined for finer audio experience
  • Some minor fixes and performance improvement



  • OS X 10.10.10.3 or later



Download Now]]>

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20:59
Paparazzi! 1.0b6 - Make user-defined size...

Paparazzi! is a small utility for OS X that makes screenshots of webpages. This very simple tool takes screenshots of websites which do not fit on one screen. You specify the desired width, minimal height and the URL. The program displays a preview and you can save the screenshot to PNG, JPEG, TIFF, or PDF.



Version 1.0b6:

New

  • Enabled execution of JavaScript URLs and bookmarks. UI for alert(), etc. to come later.
  • Added an AppleScript command for executing JavaScript.
  • Added menu items to show the Web Inspector/Console for the current page.
  • Added an alternate menu item/key combo (⌥⌘2) to temporarily disable JavaScript while switching to Capture mode. This should help with capturing (e.g., mouseover menus).

Fixed

  • Fixed cutting off the bottom (and potentially the right) of pages in capture-by-scrolling mode.
  • Fixed the "Include anonymous system information" checkbox in...
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20:59
Amazon Chime 4.4.5770 - 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
MacUpdate Desktop 6.1.9 - $20.00

MacUpdate Desktop brings seamless 1-click app installs and version updates to your Mac. With a free MacUpdate account and MacUpdate Desktop 6, Mac users can now install almost any Mac app on macupdate.com with a single click, including thousands of titles not available in the Mac App Store. And now, users can search for, discover, and install new apps right from the MacUpdate Desktop app!

  • 1-Click App Installs - Installing apps using a Web browser is slow and complicated. You have to hunt down .zip archives, mount disk images, manually drag app icons to the /Applications folder, run custom installers, and delete the files you no longer need. With MacUpdate Desktop, all you have to do is click the "Install" link on a MacUpdate app listing and MacUpdate Desktop takes care of everything.
  • Keep All Your Mac Apps Up-to-date - MacUpdate Desktop scans your Mac for outdated apps and immediately notifies you when a new...
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20:59
f.lux 39.982 - Adjusts the color of your display...

f.lux makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.

Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow? Or wake up ready to write down the Next Great Idea, and get blinded by your computer screen? During the day, computer screens look good - they're designed to look like the sun. But, at 9 p.m., 10 p.m., or 3 a.m., you probably shouldn't be looking at the sun. It's even possible that you're staying up too late because of your computer. You could use f.lux because it makes you sleep better, or you could just use it just because it makes your computer look better.

Tell f.lux what kind of lighting you have, and where you live. Then forget about it. f.lux will do the rest, automatically.

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

...

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20:59
Chromium 59.0.3071.104 - Fast and stable open-source...

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



Version 59.0.3071.104:

Fixed

  • High CVE-2017-5087: Sandbox Escape in IndexedDB
  • High CVE-2017-5088: Out of bounds read in V8
  • Medium CVE-2017-5089: Domain spoofing in Omnibox



  • OS X 10.9 or later



Download Now]]>

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20:59
Hopper Disassembler 4.2.3- - Binary disassembler,...

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

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

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



Version 4.2.3-:

  • Fixes decoding of some STP/LDP AArch64 instructions
  • Fixes some improperly displayed variables...
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20:59
Acorn 5.6.5 - Bitmap image editor.

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

  • Take screenshots using Acorn and edit them right away.
  • Chain together image filters to create stunning effects.
  • Layer based image editing, an industry standard.
  • Make new images and layers using your built-in iSight.
  • Easy image and canvas resizing, just by changing the size of your window.
  • Take advantage of every pixel of your monitor with full screen image editing.
  • Tablet sensitive for pressure strokes and using the tablet's eraser.
  • Vector shape and text layers.
  • Freeform, elliptical, rectangular, and magic wand selections.
  • Gradients.
  • Create and apply custom text styles.
  • Control opacity and blending modes for each layer.
  • Write plugins using...
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20:59
Google Chrome 59.0.3071.104 - Modern and fast Web...

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



Version 59.0.3071.104:

Fixed

  • High CVE-2017-5087: Sandbox Escape in IndexedDB
  • High CVE-2017-5088: Out of bounds read in V8
  • Medium CVE-2017-5089: Domain spoofing in Omnibox



  • OS X 10.9 or later



Download Now]]>

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20:59
calibre 3.0.0 - Complete e-book library management...

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

Manage, convert, sync, and more

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



Version 3.0.0:

Note: Now requires OS X...

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20:01
BBEdit 11.6.7

Fixes a number of bugs and crashes, and no longer attempts to load the built-in Consolas for BBEdit font. ($49.99 new, free update, 14.0 MB)

 

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19:07
Uber sends apology email to its NYC riders

Uber's list of "issues" seems to grow with each passing day. Even when it tries to turn things around something goes wrong like one of its board members making a sexist remark and ending up leaving his seat. But it's still trying to convince its cust...

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17:49
'Spider-Man' is the latest big-budget...

Peter Parker and his web-slinging alter ego seem to be everywhere these days. Sony showed off a lengthy gameplay sequence from the upcoming Spider-Man video game at E3 this year, and the company's reboot, Spider-Man: Homecoming, arrives in theaters t...

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16:51
Girl Scouts can start earning cybersecurity badges...

If your office in the future dodges a spearphishing attempt in the future, you might be thanking a Girl Scout. The organization partnered with Palo Alto Networks to release 18 new cybersecurity badges for members to earn over the next two years, with...

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16:15
The Week in iOS Apps: Art of Gravity makes Zen a...

Smashing!

Image by Rob Schultz/Macworld

This week’s roundup includes a new game that helps you relax by smashing stuff. Plus, apps for travel, exercise, and more. Read on!

Art of Gravity

Image by Art of Gravity

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

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16:09
YouTube’s heatmaps show where eyes linger in VR...

YouTube's growing library of VR content is a definite asset in Google's struggle to dominate the virtual reality sphere. The video platform isn't just improving the consumer experience either, as it did when it added shared virtual viewing rooms and...

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15:59
PopChar X 8.0

Major new release of the character discovery utility enables you to create custom layouts. (€29.99 new, free update, 5.0 MB)

 

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15:57
Quicken 4.5.8 - Complete personal finance solution.

Quicken makes managing your money easier than ever. Whether paying bills, upgrading from Windows, enjoying more reliable downloads, or getting expert product help, Quicken's new and improved features will help you save time and get better control of your money.

Features

  • Pay your bills from right within Quicken:
    • See and track them all in one place so that you never miss a bill
    • See what bills have been paid, are coming up, or past due
    • Easily pay your bills on time from right within Quicken
  • Single-click upgrade from Quicken Windows to Quicken Mac:
    • Convert from Quicken Windows to Quicken Mac in one click (excludes version from Mac App Store)
    • Do it all right from your Mac (no Windows required)
    • Easily import data from Quicken Mac 2015, Quicken Mac 2007, and Quicken Essentials with just one click
  • Export Category Summary and Tax Summary reports to a CSV file...
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15:43
Watch: 2017 vs. 2016 Apple iPad Pro comparison




Apple's newly released iPad Pro models offer a number of changes over their predecessors, but sorting out exactly what has been updated can be difficult. Thankfully, AppleInsider is here to help you make sense of it.

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15:35
France wants autonomous high-speed trains by 2023

According to reports from FranceInfo, the SNCF, France's national state-owned railway company, announced on Friday that it is actively working to develop and deploy autonomous trains that will operate along its high-speed TGV lines by 2023. The so-ca...

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15:07
Apple Daily Report for June 16, 2017

My Apple World Today compadre, Steve, is dealing with some family matters, so the usual AWT News Update (and podcast) won’t appear today. In its place, I’ll offer a text-only (no podcast) summary of breaking stories with a tip o’ my hat to my former website, Apple Daily Report.

A special Lose your wallet page advertising a San Francisco promotion in which participants can use Apple Pay to get exclusive offers in Hayes Valley and the Marina . The offers run from June 23 to June 25, and will only be available to in-store customers using Apple’s mobile payment service for the transaction.

Charitybuzz has launched an auction in which the winning bidder will have lunch with Apple's services chief Eddy Cue at the company's newly constructed Apple Park headquarters in...

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15:02
Canada expects hacktivists will target its 2019...

It's Canada's turn to freak out about election hacking. At a news conference held today, the country's Communications Security Establishment (CSE) said it was likely that hackers would try to interfere with its 2019 elections.

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14:42
Glenn Close to star as a zombie in an Amazon pilot

Amazon has been hard at work beefing up its TV offerings lately, and there could soon be more reason to pay attention to the tech giant's original content. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Emmy-winning actress Glenn Close is set to star in Sea Oa...

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14:32
What's New in macOS High Sierra: APFS, Metal 2...

Apple named its next-generation version of the Mac operating system High Sierra because it's designed to improve macOS Sierra through several major under-the-hood updates. While most of what's in High Sierra isn't outwardly visible, there are some refinements to existing features and apps like Safari, Photos, Siri, FaceTime, and more.

We went hands-on with the High Sierra beta to give MacRumors readers a quick idea of what changes and improvements to expect when the software comes out this fall. Check out the video below to see what's new.

Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.

Some of the biggest app changes are in Photos, which has a persistent side bar, editing tools for Curves and Selective Color, new filters, options for editing Live Photos, new Memories categories, improved third-party app integration, and improvements to facial recognition...

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14:21
'Skull and Bones' is about pillaging your...

Pirates are back. As the Pirates of the Caribbean movie juggernaut refuses to let Jonny Depp rest for more than a year or two, Ubisoft's Skull and Bones takes the ship battles of Assassin's Creed: Black Flag and turns them into grand-scale, five-on-f...

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14:05
Upcoming Apple Pay shopping event in San Francisco...




Apple is holding an event in San Francisco next weekend to promote the use of Apple Pay in stores and restaurants, with a number of merchants in two popular shopping areas offering exclusive discounts for customers using Apple's mobile payment platform to pay for goods and services.

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14:01
Now doctors need to be hackers, too

As far as anyone knows, there hasn't been a real-life hack attack on someone's pacemaker. Which is surprising. Security researchers have shown us that it's a very real possibility. Even the FTC has been urging connected-medical-device makers to adopt...

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13:45
Review: NIFTY Mobile Charger

There are a lot of accessory categories in the iPhone and iPad ecosystem that have become commoditized to the point where they often have so few distinguishing features that they're not worth reviewing. In the last year or so, external battery packs have solidly landed in this category, and as a result we've moved most of them into our Gear section, providing a few photos and a basic overview of their specs. However, every once in a while, a product comes along that offers something extra, and is thus still worth a closer look; NIFTY's new Mobile Charger is a good example of a battery pack that goes beyond the basics, both in design and capabilities, offering not only basic 2.1A charging for an iPhone or iPad through the standard USB port, but also offering ultra-fast USB-C charging for the iPad Pro and MacBook, and even the ability to charge two devices at once.{/exp:char_limit}
...

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13:43
Nintendo's New Lineup Electrifies E3


Nintendo previewed an impressive lineup of gaming content at E3 2017 this week, by many accounts. Its collection of new titles and targeted versions of some of the industry's hottest third-party content seemed to validate surprisingly strong sales of the Nintendo Switch console. Moving easily from a living room big screen to a mobile gaming device, the Switch already has gained a significant following. Nintendo unveiled a stream of new titles from some of its most renowned video game franchises, while adding new games that are designed to work specifically for the Switch, which offers a unique gaming experience.

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13:42
Neil deGrasse Tyson wants to take you on a '...

Kickstarter games are, pardon the cliché, a dime a dozen. Everyone and their business partner wants to get in on the crowd-funded interactive entertainment business, even if things don't always work out. Coleco failed on Indiegogo, but came to...

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13:22
'The Lost Legacy' takes 'Uncharted...

Deep in the mountainous region of India's Western Ghats, Chloe and Nadine are in trouble. The two treasure hunters have a clue to the whereabouts of the Tusk of Ganesha, a mystical artefact, but keep stumbling into an Indian rebel leader called Asav....

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13:02
Swing your arms to move in the VR shooter '...

Movement is a tricky thing in virtual reality. If you move too quickly, you risk getting sick and disoriented. Because of that, most developers have opted for teleporting in VR games: the act of pointing to a spot that you can see, and instantly warp...

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12:54
Hands-on: $499 gesture-controlled DJI Spark drone...




The first DJI Spark orders are now on their way to customers, and AppleInsider offers a first look at what comes in the box with the diminutive new gesture-controlled flying camera, which aims to make it simpler than ever to fly a drone.

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12:47
FileZilla 3.26.2 - Fast and reliable FTP client.

FileZilla (ported from Windows) is a fast and reliable FTP client and server with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface.



Version 3.26.2:

  • Fixed crash if using master passwords and decrypting very long passwords



  • OS X 10.9 or later



Download Now]]>

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12:44
Hands-on: 2017 10.5-inch iPad Pro – pricey, but...

The 2017 iPad that Apple launched earlier this year was inexpensive, but it was also about dealing with various compromises. The display, for instance, lacked anti-glare and lamination properties of more modern iPads, and the speakers weren’t nearly as good as the latest Apple hardware.

But price can be a compelling feature as well, and the 2017 iPad’s $329 entry point appealed to the masses.

The new iPad Pro, however, concedes nothing to price. It’s an all-in product that cuts no corners. Its starting price is basically double the standard iPad at $649, and can quickly balloon up to entry-level MacBook Pro and iMac territory.

But is the updated iPad Pro, with its newly available 10.5-inch form factor and 120Hz ProMotion display, worth it? Have a look at our hands-on video walkthrough for more details....

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12:42
Samsung's art-inspired Frame TV will be...

Samsung's The Frame TV, which looks like a piece of artwork when not in use, will be available for purchase this Sunday, the company said in an announcement. It comes in two sizes along with a handful of optional, interchangeable bezels.

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12:37
f.lux 39.982 - Adjusts the color of your display...

f.lux makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.

Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow? Or wake up ready to write down the Next Great Idea, and get blinded by your computer screen? During the day, computer screens look good - they're designed to look like the sun. But, at 9 p.m., 10 p.m., or 3 a.m., you probably shouldn't be looking at the sun. It's even possible that you're staying up too late because of your computer. You could use f.lux because it makes you sleep better, or you could just use it just because it makes your computer look better.

Tell f.lux what kind of lighting you have, and where you live. Then forget about it. f.lux will do the rest, automatically.

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

...

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12:21
New FDA policies could hasten approvals of '...

The FDA is making an effort to keep up with the digital world. The commissioner of the FDA said in a statement yesterday that the agency would be outlining ways to streamline the regulation of digital health devices.

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12:03
'Aztez' let me live my fantasy of being an...

When I heard someone had made a beat-em-up game based on the Aztec civilization and that I would be getting the chance to play it at this year's E3, I couldn't have been more excited. As someone of Mexican descent who's passionate about his culture,...

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11:44
'Circle of Saviors' made me equal parts...

Circle of Saviors is more fun than it should be. The cooperative hack-and-slash VR game glues you to a single spot, and you wield a shield and sword using HTC Vive controllers. Your buddy is armed with a crossbow (which is actually a Vive controller...

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11:31
Amazon’s ready to own the future of grocery shopping

"When I look at the menu," Jeff Bezos allegedly said, "you're the thing I don't understand, the thing I've never had." He was explaining to Matt Rutledge, founder of Woot, why Amazon had bought his online anti-retailer for $110 million. Bezos justifi...

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11:23
Cook Gives Up a Few Crumbs of Apple Auto Info


News about Apple's plans for the automotive market have been dripping slowly from the company for months, and CEO Tim Cook this week released a few more drops from the faucet. Apple's auto efforts are zeroing in on autonomous systems, he said. Self-driving is a core technology that Apple considers very important to its auto plans, but it's very challenging from an artificial intelligence perspective, Cook noted, characterizing it as "the mother of all AI projects." A major disruption is ahead for the transportation industry, he predicted.

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11:19
Snipers, tanks and turrets don't exist in...

First-person, team-based shooters like Overwatch, Monday Night Combat and Team Fortress 2 all share a collection of common tropes. Players typically compete to move payloads or hold objectives, with teams built from a collection of classic character...

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11:05
Microsoft is shipping a $129 Bluetooth keyboard with...

Apple finally brought Touch ID to the Mac with the new MacBook Pros last fall, but there’s still no official way to log in to a desktop Mac with your fingerprint. Microsoft is introducing a new macOS-compatible Modern Keyboard with what it calls a hidden fingerprint reader.

more…

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11:03
Apple hires two Sony executives to head video...

Apple today announced that Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, two of television’s most creative and successful executives, are joining Apple in newly created positions overseeing all aspects of video programming. Erlicht and Van Amburg will lead video programming worldwide, reporting to Eddy Cue. They join Apple from Sony Pictures Television where they have served as presidents since 2005, and have been responsible for some of the most popular and widely acclaimed programming of the past decade, including favorites such as Breaking Bad and its spinoff Better Call Saul, The Crown, Rescue Me and many more.

Apple is getting serious about video content.

...

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11:02
Podcast helped free a Swedish man after 13 years in...

If you're in prison for murder, may I suggest getting yourself onto a podcast? It worked for Kaj Linna, a Swedish man just released from prison after a podcast got him a retrial.

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11:00
9to5Rewards: Olloclip Active Lens for iPhone 7...

This week’s 9to5Rewards partner is Wellbots, a US-based online retailer that specializes in smart products like drones, robots, wearables, home automation devices, connected toys and more.

The company has the Olloclip Active Lens for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus (pictured above and below) to give away to 9to5Mac readers this week. 

more…

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10:52
Apple's eGPU developer's kit is promising...




After hammering on Apple's external GPU developer's kit for a week, AppleInsider discusses the hardware, the technology, and what needs to happen in the future for adoption of the concept by Mac users.

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10:50
Mini-review: The 2017 MacBook comes into its own

Andrew Cunningham

The MacBook Air has been one of Apple's most popular, most enduring laptop designs, but that wasn't always the case. When the first version of the laptop was released back in 2008, you had to pay too high a price for its thinness and lightness. And I'm not just talking about the literal price of the thing, either, although its $1,799 starting price was steep by any standard.

No, the main problems were that its anemic port selection made it annoying to use with the accessories of the day, while the available processors and hard drives made for a really slow, frustrating computer. It was way thinner and lighter than anything else you could get at the time, but most of the compromises weren't worth it.

...

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10:41
Jeff Bezos crowdsources ideas for his philanthropy

It's no secret that Jeff Bezos has made a massive amount of money from Amazon, so much so that he's the second richest man in the world according to Bloomberg. And now, he's ready to give his money away -- and wants you to help tell him how.

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10:38
Paparazzi! 1.0b6 - Make user-defined size...

Paparazzi! is a small utility for OS X that makes screenshots of webpages. This very simple tool takes screenshots of websites which do not fit on one screen. You specify the desired width, minimal height and the URL. The program displays a preview and you can save the screenshot to PNG, JPEG, TIFF, or PDF.



Version 1.0b6:

New

  • Enabled execution of JavaScript URLs and bookmarks. UI for alert(), etc. to come later.
  • Added an AppleScript command for executing JavaScript.
  • Added menu items to show the Web Inspector/Console for the current page.
  • Added an alternate menu item/key combo (⌥⌘2) to temporarily disable JavaScript while switching to Capture mode. This should help with capturing (e.g., mouseover menus).

Fixed

  • Fixed cutting off the bottom (and potentially the right) of pages in capture-by-scrolling mode.
  • Fixed the "Include anonymous system information" checkbox in...
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10:34
Hopper Disassembler 4.2.3- - Binary disassembler,...

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

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

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



Version 4.2.3-:

  • Fixes decoding of some STP/LDP AArch64 instructions
  • Fixes some improperly displayed variables...
| Read more »
10:22
'Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite' and '...

Other than an impressive Monster Hunter World preview, the Capcom booth at E3 2017 is also home to demos for two big releases due later this year. Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 picks up where the first bundle left off, jumping into the 16-bit era with...

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10:19
Amazon buys Whole Foods

Amazon.com sent a shock wave through the grocery industry Friday when it announced plans to buy Whole Foods Market and formally enter the world of bricks-and-mortar retail.

Wow.

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10:05
Fight Zombies in a 1930s adventure serial with...

There was a time when video games about surviving a zombie horde was novel. They presented an exciting challenge wherein the player was pitted against a seemingly endless stream of mindless enemies. The Resident Evil series, the original Dead Rising...

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10:03
FDA developing pilot program to streamline approvals...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner Scott Gottlieb this week released a statement on how the government agency is aiming to streamline innovation of digital health and medical technology through a new approach to regulating devices:

more…

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09:52
Bixby's voice features aren't finished,...

Samsung's virtual assistant Bixby generated untold levels of hype before the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus launched, but the version we actually got to use still feels half-baked. While the company still hasn't locked down when Bixby's voice search and contr...

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09:50
Microsoft's Surface GM Creates a Fake News...

Microsoft is at it again. They're reinventing history to support their marketing fantasies and bravado to make themselves sound like they're now getting the leap on Apple's one-time magic. Microsoft general manager for Surface Ryan Gavin told Business Insider that the iPad Pro is a "clear example" of Apple following Microsoft rather than the other way around. Say what?

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09:50
The Size of iPhone's Top Apps Has Increased by...

Research firm Sensor Tower shares an analysis: As the minimum storage capacity of iPhone continues to increase -- it sits at 32 GB today on the iPhone 7, double the the iPhone 5S's 16 GB circa 2013 -- it's not surprising that the size of apps themselves is getting larger. In fact, Apple raised the app size cap from 2 GB to 4 GB in early 2015. What's surprising is how much faster they're increasing in size compared to device storage itself. According to Sensor Tower's analysis of App Intelligence, the total space required by the top 10 most installed U.S. iPhone apps has grown from 164 MB in May 2013 to about 1.8 GB last month, an 11x or approximately 1,000 percent increase in just four years. [...] Of the top 10 most popular U.S. iPhone apps, the minimum growth we saw in app size since May 2013 was 6x for both Spotify and Facebook's Messenger. As the chart above shows, other apps, especially Snapchat, have grown considerably more. In fact, Snapchat is more than 50 times larger than...

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09:41
Charitybuzz Auctions Lunch With Eddy Cue at Apple...

Charitybuzz today launched an auction in which the winning bidder will have lunch with Apple's services chief Eddy Cue at the company's newly constructed Apple Park headquarters in Cupertino, California.

AP Photo/Marcio Jose SanchezHere's your chance to have lunch with Eddy Cue at the stunning new 175-acre Apple Headquarters in Cupertino, CA, where you will learn more about Apple's industry-leading content stores and online services. This is a rare opportunity to see “Apple Park” and engage in a one-on-one, in-depth conversation with one of the most innovative business minds of our generation.The auction has an estimated value of $50,000. Bids can be placed between now and June 28 at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time, in support of the National Association of Basketball Coaches Foundation in Kansas...

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09:40
CarPlay standard on all trim levels of 2018 Subaru...

Subaru has announced pricing for its latest Crosstrek compact SUV today. Details about the 2018 model include the news that CarPlay will be standard with all of the available trim levels.

more…

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09:31
Ex-Bungie developers crafted the most promising VR...

It's hard not to love Quill, the swashbuckling mouse heroine of Moss, an upcoming PlayStation VR game from Polyarc Games. She's adorable, with huge ears, a fetching adventurer's bandana and an ever-so-tiny backpack. And she kicks butt -- thanks to a...

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09:29
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Beats Studio Wireless...

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

TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

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09:14
Watch: Apple's 21.5" iMac with Retina 4K...




All of Apple's 21.5-inch 4K iMac models now have the necessary pixel pushing power of dedicated graphics cards, thanks to the latest refresh. Take a closer look at the updated all-in-one desktop in AppleInsider's video review.

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09:10
Atari is indeed working on a new console, says CEO

When Atari first revealed its Ataribox project at E3 this year, the announcement was met with skepticism as to whether the teaser was even real. The company hadn't made a home game console in more than 30 years and yet it was choosing 2017 to get bac...

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09:06
Happy Hour Podcast 124 | iOS 11 tidbits, new iPad...

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the good and the bad of the first iOS 11 beta, drag and drop on iPad and how it could come to the iPhone 8, 10.5-inch iPad Pro reviews, and Planet of the Apps impressions after episode one. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

more…

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09:00
What’s hiding in your data

Organizations create, connect and monitor data from growing numbers of sources. From website analytics to accounting and operations systems, and countless other examples, the systems and platforms used to run businesses generate vast amounts of data. They need a way to analyze what they have in order to discover the insights hidden in the raw information. A 2014 IDC study found that companies that maximize the use of their information will capture US $1.6 trillion more in value from their data and analytics investments over the next four years than companies that don’t tap into business intelligence (BI).

Just a few years ago, accessing this information would have likely been the responsibility of specialists who create and manipulate models or prepare reports. But the recent advent of self-service business intelligence tools has created new possibilities for intuitive data exploration and analysis in real-time.

Here are four ways BI can help your organization make...

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09:00
Serving up great experiences with the help of Word

When we think of restaurants, the first word that pops into mind is likely “food.” But for Linda Derschang, CEO of the Derschang Group, the backstory and vibe of her establishments are equally essential to a fantastic dining experience. She’s started a homey tavern that exudes the comradery of après-ski relaxation in a small-town bar in the mountains; a classy, yet comfortable restaurant where Big Sur of the 1970s meets the magic of Morocco; a bar based on the fictional story of a 1940s fisherman and others.

So how does Linda dream up these places and bring them to life?

“I love thinking about design, the story of a space and how I want people to feel when they’re in it,” Linda says. And it’s critical that she do a good job of it—competition is fierce. “There’s more pressure to succeed in today’s market. There are so many restaurants and bars; you...

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08:57
Hints of iPhone 8 Showing Up in Web Analytics

Back in February, noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo laid out his expectations for the display resolution on the so-called "iPhone 8," a brand-new iPhone scheduled for release later this year that forgoes the traditional Home button and LCD screen in favor of an OLED display that fills essentially the entire front of the device.

Working from his expectations, we believe we are seeing increasing evidence of iPhone 8 devices visiting MacRumors. The numbers are unsurprisingly extremely low, but what we're seeing matches what we'd expect from Kuo's resolution claims. It has also become consistent enough that it's increasingly unlikely these data points are fakes or one-off blips in our analytics.

According to Kuo, the iPhone 8 will feature a 5.8-inch display, but with a strip along the bottom of the display reserved for a "function area." Details on exactly what the function area...

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08:56
Charity auction offers lunch with Eddy Cue at Apple...




Apple services chief Eddy Cue has followed CEO Tim Cook in offering a lunch date to the winner of a charity auction, with the latest Charitybuzz lot aiming to raise funds for the National Association of Basketball Coaches Foundation through the sale of a meeting with the executive at the new Apple Park headquarters.

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08:45
Breaking Bad execs move to Apple to lead original...

Enlarge / The fourth-generation Apple TV. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Apple just made its most serious move into original video content we've seen to date. The company announced it hired Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, presidents from Sony Pictures Television, to fill newly created positions that oversee "all aspects of video programming." Erlicht and Van Amburg are credited with elevating Sony's television business by developing shows including Breaking Bad, Rescue Me, and The Blacklist. Erlicht and Van Amburg will report to Apple's Eddy...

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08:24
Boom 3D 1.0.1 - $16.99

Boom 3D is a revolutionary app with 3D Surround Sound and phenomenally rich and intense audio that is realistic and works on any headphones.

Features

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  • Built-in Audio Player
  • Intensity Control
  • Stunning Interface
  • Equalizer Presets
  • Apps Volume Controller



Version 1.0.1:

Note: Boom 3D is a paid upgrade. If you would like to upgrade from Boom 2 to Boom 3D. The pricing schema can be viewed here.

Note: Now requires OS X 10.10.3 or later

  • Boom 3D’s algorithm has been refined for finer audio experience
  • Some minor fixes and performance improvement



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08:19
Microsoft Executive Says iPad Pro Was Apple's...

Microsoft executive Ryan Gavin this week suggested Apple released the iPad Pro in response to its Surface devices, per Business Insider.

"When Surface initially launched, everyone was skeptical, including them," said Gavin, general manager of Surface commercial devices at Microsoft. "And then they followed, and the iPad Pro is a clear example of that."

Microsoft positions the latest Surface Pro, released on Thursday, as a "best-in-class laptop" with the "versatility of a studio and tablet."

The new Surface Pro features Intel's latest Kaby Lake processors and up to 13.5 hours of battery life on a single charge. The tablet-notebook hybrid can be configured with up to a...

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08:17
CNN Interviews Phil Schiller about sparking more App...

Apple announced an overhaul of the App Store during their WWDC developer conference last Monday that is coming to iOS 11 later this year. In a newly published CNN interview, Apple's SVP Phil Schiller tells Laurie Segall why he's more excited than ever about the developer community.

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08:10
Amazon devours Whole Foods grocery chain for $13.7B...




A blockbuster deal announced Friday morning will see e-commerce giant Amazon buy organic and all-natural food vendor Whole Foods in an all-cash deal -- and other retailers and grocers are seeing massive stock drops because of it.

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07:49
Apple Kicks it up a Notch for Apple TV by Hiring Top...

It's being reported today that Apple has hired longtime Sony Pictures Television presidents Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht for newly created posts overseeing worldwide video-related programming and content. Eddy Cue, senior vice president of Internet software and services stated today that "Jamie and Zack are two of the most talented TV executives in the world and have been instrumental in making this the golden age of television. We have exciting plans in store for customers ...

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07:39
MacUpdate Desktop 6.1.9 - $20.00

MacUpdate Desktop brings seamless 1-click app installs and version updates to your Mac. With a free MacUpdate account and MacUpdate Desktop 6, Mac users can now install almost any Mac app on macupdate.com with a single click, including thousands of titles not available in the Mac App Store. And now, users can search for, discover, and install new apps right from the MacUpdate Desktop app!

  • 1-Click App Installs - Installing apps using a Web browser is slow and complicated. You have to hunt down .zip archives, mount disk images, manually drag app icons to the /Applications folder, run custom installers, and delete the files you no longer need. With MacUpdate Desktop, all you have to do is click the "Install" link on a MacUpdate app listing and MacUpdate Desktop takes care of everything.
  • Keep All Your Mac Apps Up-to-date - MacUpdate Desktop scans your Mac for outdated apps and immediately notifies you when a new...
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07:21
Eddy Cue auctioning Apple Park lunch meet up for...

Last month it was Tim Cook auctioning lunch at Apple Park for charity (which raised $688,999), and now it’s Eddy Cue’s turn. The SVP of Apple’s Internet Software and Services is working with Charitybuzz to raise money for the National Association of Basketball Coaches Foundation.

more…

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07:05
Samsung and Apple Patent Wireless Charging...

Yesterday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Invents Wireless Charging iPhone Case Accessory using Millimeter Wave Technology." Evidently this is going to be a trend as it was also revealed yesterday by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office that Samsung likewise filed a patent revealing similar types of wireless charging smartphone cases. Samsung's patent mentions that their cases will abide by the Wireless Power Consortium standards. Both Apple and Samsung are members of this Consortium

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06:50
Chromium 59.0.3071.104 - Fast and stable open-source...

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



Version 59.0.3071.104:

Fixed

  • High CVE-2017-5087: Sandbox Escape in IndexedDB
  • High CVE-2017-5088: Out of bounds read in V8
  • Medium CVE-2017-5089: Domain spoofing in Omnibox



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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06:48
Google Chrome 59.0.3071.104 - Modern and fast Web...

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



Version 59.0.3071.104:

Fixed

  • High CVE-2017-5087: Sandbox Escape in IndexedDB
  • High CVE-2017-5088: Out of bounds read in V8
  • Medium CVE-2017-5089: Domain spoofing in Omnibox



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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06:33
A Ferrari, some people standing on a carpet, and...

Can’t help but watch this over and over. Here’s hoping no one got hurt.

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06:29
iPad Pro Diary: I thought I could resist the 10.5-...

Ben Lovejoy, 9to5Mac:

Upgrading more often than the average person is an occupational hazard of gadget addicts – and even more so of tech writers. But I do at least try to resist when an update is a relatively minor one.

I’d hoped that would be the case with the 10.5-inch iPad Pro. After all, I already owned the 9.7-inch Pro, so already had some of the more advanced features like True Tone. And 10.5 inches isn’t that much bigger than 9.7 inches, right?

Still, I had to be sure, so I wandered into the Regent Street Apple Store to try one out

There’s something about this so-called goldilocks iPad Pro, something compelling, in the same way as AirPods are compelling, but calling out from an already mature product line.

Ben’s...

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06:23
Jeff Bezos wants ideas ideas for philanthropy, so he...

New York Times:

On Thursday, Mr. Bezos sent a tweet to his more than 222,000 followers asking for suggestions for philanthropic giving. He specifically asked for ideas that could help the world in the near term, a contrast to long-term personal investments he has made in for-profit companies with social impact, like Blue Origin, a space firm, and The Washington Post.

Here’s the Tweet:

Request for ideas… pic.twitter.com/j6D68mhseL

— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) June 15, 2017

Amazing times we live in. Have a world changing cause worth supporting? Send Jeff a reply.

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06:23
News: Apple hires two top executives from Sony...

Apple is continuing its push into original TV programming, announcing today that it has hired two senior television executives from Sony Pictures Television into new positions that will oversee all aspects the company’s video programming efforts. The two new execs, Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg have both served as presidents at Sony Pictures Television since 2005 and have been responsible for a number of hits such as Breaking Bad, Better…

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06:20
‘Next big thing’ coming soon to Pokémon Go, hints...

A two-sentence notice on Niantic’s support website hints at a major update to Pokémon Go.

Heads Up: Gyms will soon be closing temporarily for remodeling. Any Pokémon you’ve assigned to Gyms will be returned to you at that time.

While that might not seem much of a clue, it is when viewed in context …

more…

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06:04
Apple Watch watchOS 4 wishes you a happy birthday

[VIDEO] A cool feature, true, but what really stuck with me watching this video (embedded in main Loop post) was how bright, vibrant, and smoothly animating that screen is. Far, we’ve come.

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06:02
calibre 3.0.0 - Complete e-book library management...

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

Manage, convert, sync, and more

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



Version 3.0.0:

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06:01
Bob Seger catalog now streaming on Apple Music

Bob Seger's iconic music catalog makes its streaming debut today. The debut includes 12 platinum/multi-platinum albums as well as Seger's debut album, Ramblin' Gamblin' Man. 

The albums are streaming on Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify iHeart Radio, Napster, and Slacker Radio. Seger is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist.

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012. Seger was named Billboard's 2015 Legend of Live honoree at the 12th annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards.

Earlier this month, Seger announced he and his Silver Bullet Band will embark on a North American Runaway Train Tour starting in August.  The tour was announced June 1st on the heels of his highly anticipated Pine Knob Music Theatre show in Detroit selling out in 9 minutes during the fan club pre-sale.  Special guest, Nancy Wilson of Heart, will appear on select dates.

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06:00
Apple beefs up unique video content team with pair...




Apple has hired Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, a pair of former Sony Pictures Televisions executives previously responsible for programming like "Breaking Bad" and "The Goldbergs"

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Mous Limitless Ultra-Slim iPhone...

Today in iLounge Deals you can get the Mous Limitless Ultra-Slim iPhone Case with Airo Shock Protection for only $34.99 — that’s 41% of the normal price. This tech-savvy case will protect your iPhone from drops of up to 45 feet using Airo Shock technology to absorb tremendous amounts of impact without adding any bulk to your iPhone. The raised front lip prevents the screen from hitting the round, and the case only adds 2mm to the thickness…

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06:00
Outstanding Deal: Acesori 5 Piece Smartphone Camera...

Ask most iPhone photographers what changes they'd like made to their favorite camera and they tell you they wish the camera could take macro or wide angle shots. Those capabilities aren't built into the iPhone yet, but fortunately there are accessory lenses. Don't get caught spending $100 or more on expensive lenses for an iPhone you'll only have for a few years -- instead, you can get this Acesori 5-piece Smartphone Camera Lens Kit for $10.

You get five pieces (actually more if you're counting...) -- three lenses (a 180° fish eye lens, a Macro Lens for ultra closeups, and a wide angle lens for taking landscape photos and video. Add to that...

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05:56
Neil Cybart: Detailed thoughts on the HomePod

Neil’s a smart guy and this is a fantastic read. A few tastes:

Apple is not overselling the device’s speaker capabilities. In a somewhat controlled environment resembling a typical living room, HomePod’s sound output clearly stood out from that of Amazon Echo and Sonos Play 3. In fact, it made the Amazon Echo sound like a cheap toy, and the Sonos Play 3 sounded so inferior, I wondered if something was wrong with the Sonos.

And:

HomePod’s value isn’t found in asking Siri for sports scores or controlling the kitchen lights. HomePod’s value is found in an A8 chip controlling a series of microphones and speakers.

HomePod is a computer capable of mapping a room and then adjusting its sound output accordingly. This is another way of saying that HomePod is able to capture its surroundings and then use that information to tailor a specific experience to the listener. It is easy to see how collecting data and then using that data to improve the experience will...

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05:53
Jamie Erlicht, Zack Van Amburg join Apple to lead...

Apple is ramping up its efforts to create original TV programming. Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, two successful TV execs, are joining the company in newly created positions overseeing all aspects of video programming. 

Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg

Erlicht and Van Amburg will lead video programming worldwide, reporting to Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. They join Apple from Sony Pictures Television.

Under their leadership, the studio’s slate of original primetime series more than tripled, growing to include many of TV’s most acclaimed shows. They have extensive expertise producing television for global audiences and creating programming for a wide range of services, including shows for Amazon, Hulu and Netflix. Their roster of programs — which have won 36 Emmys and dozens of Golden Globes, AFI and WGA awards — have included fan favorites such as Better Call Saul, The Blacklist, ...

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05:51
Apple hires two top Sony Television executives to...

Apple has hired two top Sony Television executives Jamie Ehrlicht and Zack Van Amburg, to take up new positions as co-heads of video programming worldwide for Apple. The company announced the hirings in a press release.

The execs oversaw blockbuster TV shows including Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul and The Crown. It seems like Apple is now taking original content production seriously.

more…

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05:48
Jamie Erlicht, Zack Van Amburg join Apple to lead...

Apple has announced that Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, two successful TV execs, are joining the company in newly created positions overseeing all aspects of video programming.

Erlicht and Van Amburg will lead video programming worldwide, reporting to Eddy Cue. They join Apple from Sony Pictures Television where they have served as presidents since 2005, and have been responsible for programs such as Breaking Bad and its spinoff Better Call Saul, The Crown, Rescue Me and more.

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05:47
Apple Hires Executives From Sony Pictures TV to Lead...

Apple today announced that television executives Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg will be joining the company to help craft its new slate of original video programming. The two will lead Apple's video programming efforts on a worldwide scale and report to senior vice president of internet software and services, Eddy Cue.

Image via Variety

Erlicht and Van Amburg are joining Apple from Sony Pictures Television, where they were presidents of the company since 2005 and helped produce shows like AMC's Breaking Bad

and Better Call Saul, Netflix's The Crown, Amazon's Sneaky Pete, and more.

Erlicht said that he and Van Amburg will attempt to create content of "unparalleled quality," matching...

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05:39
Survey: 19% of Apple buyers want a HomePod

According to a new survey, 19% of those who already own Apple products want a HomePod as their smart home speaker. The $349 system is just under seven inches tall and looks like a piece of furniture. 

It will be available in both space gray and white. The HomePod also acts as a hub for HomeKit devices to provide remote access to home automation.

The survey had 2,000 participants and across that entire population, Amazon took first and second place with 17% interested in the Echo and 12% for the Dot. HomePod and Google Home tied for third with 11%. Note that these numbers represent what device respondents felt were best for their life, not an intention to buy. 

Forty-one percent of those surveyed expressed interest in buying a HomePod; however, most added that cost was the most important deciding factor. Apple’s smart speaker goes on sale in December.

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05:32
Startup making paper out of stones, not trees

Bloomberg:

To make a ton of regular paper requires 100 tons of water, TBM says, while its Limex paper is made without water. In place of 20 trees, it uses less than a ton of limestone, as well as 200 kilograms of polyolefin. The five-year-old startup recently raised an additional 1 billion yen ($9.1 million) from an existing backer, and aims to list its shares by 2020.

Limestone is plentiful, water, obviously, not. Surprisingly, paper use is growing rapidly, demand said to double by 2030. This is an interesting play.

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05:30
AppleInsider talks 10.5" iPad Pro experience,...




This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk iPad Pro 10.5", which iPad offers the best value, iOS 11, augmented reality, and much more.

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05:15
Apple nixes Target Display Mode support for 2017 4K...

You might be irked about this.

While the 2017 iMacs are getting good reviews, they’re currently unable to support Target Display Mode, a feature that previously allowed some iMac models between 2009 and 2014 to use their built-in display as an external monitor for another Mac connected via Mini Display Port or Thunderbolt.

Target Display Mode, which first debuted on the 2009 27-inch iMac, allowed users to turn an iMacs internal display into an external monitor, a feature some users felt would help prolong the life of the iMac after it went obsolete.

The feature was continued in the Mid-2010 refresh of the iMac, and then extended across the entire iMac lineup etween releases in Mid 2011 and Mid 2014. However, the feature was not supported in the Late 2014 5K iMac, apparently due to the fact that a single Thunderbolt 2 cable could not drive the full resolution of the new ultra high resolution display. No iMacs since have supported Target Display Mode.

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05:01
CIA has been hacking dozens of wifi routers for...

The latest documents posted by WikiLeaks reveal that the CIA has been hacking wireless routers for years. One particular hack, known as CherryBlossom, allowed the agency to monitor all Internet activity of a target, and even redirect their browser to government-created phishing sites …

more…

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05:00
European Commission abolishes roaming charges,...

This’ll come in handy if you’re hitting the road soon.

A new European Union law came into effect on Thursday that abolishes roaming charges for people using mobile phones abroad. The new rules mean that European citizens traveling within the EU that call, text, and browse the internet on their mobile devices will be charged the same price they pay in their home country.

Prior to this, roaming charges were added to the cost of calls, SMS text messages, and web browsing when outside users traveled in the EU and had to connect to another cellular network. This, in turn, led to what amounted to notorious/exorbitant fees for relatively moderate data usage.

The European Commission offered the following statement:

“Each time a European citizen crossed an EU border, be it for holidays, work, studies or just for a day, they had to worry about using their mobile phones and a high phone bill from the roaming charges when they came home. The European Union is...

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05:00
Why I chose the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro over the 10.5...

The new 10.5-inch iPad Pro is the current darling of the Apple tablet line-up and my Apple World Today compadre, Steve Sande, loves it. However, I’ve gone with the revamped 12.9-inch version.

Why? Up to now, I’ve not found the iPad Pro to be a suitable laptop replacement, despite what CEO Tim Cook may think. However, with iOS 11, I feel this may change. If so, I want my new “laptop” to have as much screen real estate as possible.

Most of my work is done on a new 27-inch iMac — which is, BTW, the best Mac ever — but sometimes I do need to conduct my AWT editorial duties when traveling. Not a great deal of the time, but enough that I’ve always needed a Mac laptop. We’ll see if that changes...

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04:35
Acorn 5.6.5 - Bitmap image editor.

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

  • Take screenshots using Acorn and edit them right away.
  • Chain together image filters to create stunning effects.
  • Layer based image editing, an industry standard.
  • Make new images and layers using your built-in iSight.
  • Easy image and canvas resizing, just by changing the size of your window.
  • Take advantage of every pixel of your monitor with full screen image editing.
  • Tablet sensitive for pressure strokes and using the tablet's eraser.
  • Vector shape and text layers.
  • Freeform, elliptical, rectangular, and magic wand selections.
  • Gradients.
  • Create and apply custom text styles.
  • Control opacity and blending modes for each layer.
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04:30
Slide in AAPL stock price continues into 5th day,...

Apple shares dropped a further 0.6% yesterday, making five straight days of decline. There has also been an increase in the number of investors ‘shorting’ AAPL – effectively betting that the share price will fall.

But while some are pointing to the dramatic scale of the total loss in market capitalization, others say that the numbers need to be viewed in context.

One commentary noted that the total loss in value experienced by the five largest U.S. tech companies in one week was enough to have bought Boeing …

more…

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04:30
Satechi’s Aluminum Monitor Stand works great with...

If you need a sleek stand for Apple’s revamped iMac, Satechi’s $39.99 Aluminum Monitor Stand is a fine choice. This accessory is both functional and good-looking and is also great for using with laptops or monitors. 

The Aluminum Monitor Stand raises iMacs, monitors or laptops for a more comfortable viewing angle. This helps reduce eye and neck strain by promoting good posture. The stand also improves ventilation for your Mac, as well as opening up some desktop real estate by adding an additional platform to organize a tablet, laptop, charging station, smartphone, office supplies, printers or other device. 

It can support up to 31 pounds. The 27-inch iMac weighs 21 pounds, so the Aluminum Monitor Stand can handle pretty much any Mac or...

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04:25
Kool Tools: STREAMZ headphones

STREAMZ, described as “the world’s first voice controlled smart headphones that play stored and online music without the use of a smartphone,” kicked off on Kickstarter June 12.

STREAMZ features voice control, Wi-Fi, a 1.6 GHz Quad-core Android processor, HD music player, and a color display. It can play stored HD music and from multiple online streaming services including Pandora, Spotify and others without being connected to a smartphone. The internal 4GB memory is expandable with an SDXC Card up to 256GB for a total of 260GB.

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04:22
ISG Research: automation and AI use to triple by 2019

The application of automation and artificial intelligence to mission-critical business processes will more than triple by 2019, reflecting growing confidence in such technologies, new research from Information Services Group (ISG) (www.isg-one-com), a global technology research and advisory firm, has found.

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04:22
ISG Research: automation and AI use to triple by 2019

The application of automation and artificial intelligence to mission-critical business processes will more than triple by 2019, reflecting growing confidence in such technologies, new research from Information Services Group (ISG) (www.isg-one-com), a global technology research and advisory firm, has found.

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04:05
PDF Studio 12 adds PDF Imposition, Excel to PDF and...

Qoppa Software has announced PDF Studio 12 (https://www.qoppa.com/pdfstudio/), an update to their PDF editing application for Mac, Windows and Linux systems. Version 12 adds new features, including PDF Imposition, Scanning Configuration, Excel to PDF Conversion, Page Resize, and 4K Display Support.

On the Mac platform, PDF Studio 12 requires macOS 10.10 or higher. The Standard version costs $89, and the Pro version is $129. A demo is available for download.

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04:03
19% of Apple owners ‘very interested’ in buying...

A survey of more than 2,000 people shows that 19% of those who own existing Apple devices are ‘very interested’ in buying the HomePod. This compares to 13% interest across the population as a whole.

Across all intending smart speaker buyers, the HomePod was equal-third in the rankings …

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04:00
EU to Hit Google with €1bn-Plus Fine' in Case...

Several reports have surfaced this morning claiming that the European Union's antitrust watchdog in the coming weeks is set to hit Alphabet's Google with a record fine for manipulating its search results to favor its own comparison-shopping service.

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04:00
The best Mac games of 2017 (so far)

By Ric Molina of MacGamer

At MacGamer HQ, we’ve a detailed post on the best Mac games of 2017. Here at Mac Gamer HQ, we spend a lot of time talking about how great the gaming situation is on the Mac.

But this year, oh boy, it could go down as the best year for Mac gaming since OS X was released. Really.

The release of MacOS 10.12.4 in April seems to have provided the Metal upgrade developers needed to finish some of the top ports. Within weeks of its release, we saw F1 2016, Total War: Warhammer and Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy released, and that promises more exciting releases for the next several months.

Our list of the best Mac games of 2017 (so far) include Mafia 3, Total War: Warhammer, F1 2016, Obduction, Dawn of War 3, Torment: Tides of Numenera, The Witness, Guardians of the Galaxy, Day of Infamy, Yooka-Laylee, Owlboy, Hollow Knight, Night in the Woods,...

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03:58
Amazon Chime 4.4.5770 - 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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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for June 16, 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

Matrix News has introduced Matrix News 1.0. It’s a $0.99 “speaking” RSS reader and radio player app. Matrix News allows you to view all of your preferred news sources and play your favorite radio stations from a single place.

Spiny Software has launched its automatic bird song identifier, ChirpOMatic. The $1.99 app is designed to make bird song identification accessible to all.

macOS Apps/Updates

Qoppa Software has announced...

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03:00
For Father’s Day: 14 fabulous movies to stream with...

These films showcase touching relationships between fathers and their sons and daughters.

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Thursday June 15

20:59
Tor Browser Bundle 7.0.1 - Anonymize Web browsing...

The Tor Browser Bundle is an easy-to-use portable package of Tor, Vidalia, Torbutton, and a Firefox fork preconfigured to work together out of the box. It contains a modified copy of Firefox that aims to resolve the privacy and security issues in mainline version.

Tor was originally designed, implemented, and deployed as a third-generation onion-routing project of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. It was originally developed with the U.S. Navy in mind, for the primary purpose of protecting government communications. Today, it is used every day for a wide variety of purposes by normal people, the military, journalists, law-enforcement officers, activists, and many others.



Version 7.0.1:

  • Update Firefox to 52.2.0esr
  • Update Tor to 0.3.0.8
  • Update Torbutton to 1.9.7.4
  • Bug 22542: Security Settings window too small on macOS 10.12
  • Update HTTPS-Everywhere to 5.2.18
  • Bug 22362: NoScript's...
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20:59
Adobe Animate CC 2017 16.5.0 - Animation authoring...

Animate CC 2017 is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $19.99/month (or $9.99/month if you're a previous Flash Professional customer).

Animate CC 2017 (was Flash CC) lets you share work directly from within the application and get access to new features the moment they're released. Your entire creative world, together in one place. Work faster than ever before with a 64-bit architecture, a new streamlined user interface, and more connected tools. Create HTML content and export high-definition video and audio.

Animate CC 2017 is part of Creative Cloud. That means you have access to all the latest updates and future releases the moment they're available. You can use Save to Cloud to keep your files organized across multiple computers. And Creative Cloud is integrated with Behance, so you can share your projects and get immediate...

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20:59
Adobe After Effects CC 2017 14.2.1 - Create...

After Effects CC 2017 is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $19.99/month (or $9.99/month if you're a previous After Effects customer).

The new, more connected After Effects CC 2017 can make the impossible possible. Get powerful new features like a Live 3D Pipeline that brings CINEMA 4D scenes in as layers - without intermediate rendering. Share work directly from within the application and get access to new features the moment they're released. Your entire creative world, together in one place.

After Effects CC is part of Creative Cloud. That means you have access to all the latest updates and future releases the moment they're available. Sharpen your skills and master new tools with a rich library of training videos. And Creative Cloud is integrated with Behance, so you can share your projects and get...

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20:59
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017 11.1.2 - Digital video...

Premiere Pro CC 2017 is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $19.99/month (or $9.99/month if you're a previous Premiere Pro customer).

Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017 lets you edit video faster than ever before. Dozens of brand-new features include a redesigned timeline, improved media management, and streamlined color grading. And it's just the beginning: You'll get access to new features the moment they're released. Your entire creative world, together in one place. Only in Creative Cloud.



Version 11.1.2:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.10 or later

Improvements to Graphics- and Text-Editing Workflows

  • Move and position a layer’s anchor more precisely with anchor point snapping: You can now snap the anchor point to the edges and center of the selected layer, as well as to...
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20:59
Safari Technology Preview 11.0 - The newest browser...

Safari Technology Preview contains the most recent additions and improvements to WebKit and the latest advances in Safari web technologies. And once installed, you will receive notifications of updates from the Mac App Store.

Features

  • Shared Links Extensibility. Use the new Shared Links API extension to add link suggestions to the shared links feed on Safari for OS X and iOS.
  • Content Blocking API for Safari extensions. Easily block content from a large collection of webpage resources with minimal overhead and incredibly high performance.
  • Force Touch Trackpad Mouse Events. Create interactivity like never before using new events and force information from the Force Touch Trackpad.
  • CSS Scroll Snapping. Use CSS scroll snapping to keep the focal point of your content in view when scrolling momentum stops.
  • FairPlay Streaming....
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20:59
Luminar 1.2.0 - Powerful, adaptive, configurable...

Luminar is the new full-featured image editor that adapts to the way you edit photos. Over 300 essential tools to fix, edit, and enhance your photos with comfort. The future of photo editing is here.

Features

  • Adaptive Interface Inspires You Do to More - While other photo editors make you adapt to their interface, Luminar adapts to your skill level. There is no need to face dozens of sliders if you simply want to remove an object from an image or apply a preset. But if you do need to perform some serious tasks, you can easily access all the advanced features.
  • Powerful Tools Allow You to Do More - Luminar lets you remove unwanted objects, color casts and digital noise. It helps you retouch skin and reveals the hidden details in your photos. It features layers with blend modes, texture overlays and powerful image masking. Easily edit upper and lower sections of the image without having to make any...
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20:59
TrailRunner 3.8.1683 - Route planning for hiking,...

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

Features

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

Note: While the software is...

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20:59
Cocktail 10.3.5 - 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 10.3.5:

  • Added ability to clear autosave information (Caches - Applications)
  • Improvements on the "Clear applications caches" procedure
  • Added macOS Sierra 10.12.6 compatibility
  • Updated Automator actions
  • Updated Help files



  • macOS 10.12...

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20:59
Skype 7.55.0.600 - Voice-over-internet phone and...

Skype allows you to talk to friends, family and co-workers across the Internet without the inconvenience of long distance telephone charges. Using peer-to-peer data transmission technology, Skype eliminates the central server as a middle manager.

Today, millions of individuals and businesses are taking advantage of Skype's diverse communication features:

  • Free Skype-to-Skype
  • Landline and cellphone calling
  • SMS and instant messaging
  • Voicemail
  • Free video calls
  • Call forwarding to your phone when you're offline

Skype-to-Skype calls, video calls, and instant messaging are free, 24 hours a day, anywhere in the world. Users can make phone calls and send SMS messages at great value Pay-As-You-Go rates, or make unlimited calls to certain countries with a subscription.



Version 7.55.0.600:

  • Share a link to invite non-Skype users to a Skype chat. Just click the shared...
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20:59
iWatermark Pro 2.00fc - Easily add watermarks to art...

iWatermark Pro is the essential watermarking app for professional, business, and personal use.

Easily secure and protect your photos with text, a graphic, a signature, or a QR watermark. Once added to a photo, this visible watermark indicates that the image is created and owned by you.

Features

  • Works with Lightroom, Photoshop, Picasa, ACDSee, iPhoto, Aperture, and other photo organizers
  • Batch processing or sequential
  • Input/output to all major file types JPEG, TIFF, PNG, RAW, etc.
  • Create text, graphic, or QR watermarks
  • Adjust opacity, font, color, border, scale, rotation, shadow, special effects, etc.
  • Use metadata (GPS, Exif, XMP) as watermarks
  • Design, edit, and manage a library of watermarks
  • Export watermarks from other platforms for use in the Mac version
  • Fast 64-bit, multi-threaded, multiple CPU/GPU's
  • User-selectable color profiles
  • Add, remove,...
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20:59
Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2017 17.5.0.9878 - Build world-...

Dreamweaver CC 2017 is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $19.99/month (or $9.99/month if you're a previous Dreamweaver customer).

Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2017 allows you to design, develop, and publish for web and mobile platforms without getting buried in code. Dreamweaver provides an intuitive visual interface for website creation and editing, and offers up-to-date compatibility with web standards as well as first-class support for HTML5/CSS3 and jQuery.



Version 17.5.0.9878:

  • Git support to manage files in Dreamweaver - Dreamweaver CC 2017.5 release supports Git, which is an open source version control system. With the new Git support, you can now easily manage your files, including source code, from within Dreamweaver.
  • New code themes - Dreamweaver CC 2017.5 now supports two new code themes:...
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20:59
Adobe Muse CC 2017 2017.0.3 - Design and publish...

Muse CC 2017 is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $14.99/month (or $9.99/month if you're a previous Muse customer).

Adobe Muse 2017 enables designers to create websites as easily as creating a layout for print. Design and publish original HTML pages using the latest Web standards, and without writing code. Now in beta, Muse makes it a snap to produce unique, professional-looking websites.

Key Features

  • Plan your project - Easy-to-use sitemaps, master pages, and a host of flexible, site-wide tools make it fast and intuitive to get your site planned out and ready for design.
  • Design your pages - Combine imagery, graphics and text with complete control, flexibility and power (almost as if you were using Adobe InDesign).
  • Add interactivity - Drag and drop...
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