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Tuesday September 20

06:56
More than 30% of Application to Person (A2P) traffic...

A new study from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) has found that global operator revenue loss from “grey route” A2P traffic will amount to $62 billion over the next 6six years, despite the increased deployment of firewalls and other security measures.

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06:49
Time Out for macOS revved to version 2.1

Dejal has announced Time Out 2.1, an update to their break reminder app for macOS. Using a computer for hours on end can lead to eye, back, and neck strain. Time Out 2 offers users gentle reminders to take breaks, allowing them to stretch and relax.

Today is also the 25th anniversary of founding Dejal. To celebrate this and the release of Time Out 2.1, Dejal is offering a special discount coupon code on all Mac apps sold directly from their site (http://www.dejal.com/timeout/).

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06:47
Spotify 1.0.38.171. - Stream music, create playlists...

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

The music you love, whenever you want it

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



Version 1.0.38.171.:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.7 or later...

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06:43
Splitt 1.0.1 is now available in the Mac App Store

Einstein’s legacy (http://www.einsteinslegacy.com ) has launched Splitt, a video splicing application developed for macOS. It allows you to cut your movies into an arbitrary number of segments.

Splitt features organization features, segment previews and Pa recise Navigation Mode, which gives you frame-accurate control over the length of each segment. With the tool, users can create new movies in a variety of formats for a range of devices and playback situations, says Douglas A. Welton, einstein's legacy chief product officer. “

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06:38
MusicWatch: Pandora still tops the rapidly changing...

As the music streaming market reacts to the introduction of Pandora Plus, as well as new on-demand services anticipated from Pandora and Amazon, research shows Pandora with the leading share of weekly music streaming hours in the United States in the second quarter of 2016. 

Nearly one-third (30%) of the time consumers spent streaming music occurred on Pandora, followed by YouTube at 27% and Spotify at 18%, according to MusicWatch, a company providing consumer research for the music industry. For the paid “on-demand” music subscription segment, Spotify Premium posted a 7% share, followed by 2% for Apple Music. 

“Pandora’s strength in the market represents a major opportunity to migrate listeners to new tiers of services, including on-demand and revised lower-price offerings,” says Russ Crupnick, managing partner of MusicWatch. “At the same...

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06:36
News: Apple working on fix for Lightning EarPod...

After iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus owners started taking to Twitter to complain that the volume controls on their new Lightning EarPods stopped working, Apple said it is working on a fix, Business Insider reports. Some users have noticed that after a while of being plugged into the Lightning port, the EarPods keep playing music but the volume control dongle stops working, preventing them from using it to change the volume, answer calls or activate Siri....

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06:34
Review: Wolffepack, the backpack that solves the...

It’s amazing how heavy a bag can become when you throw in a few gadgets. Backpacks are by far the most comfortable way to carry heavy loads, but they do have a few drawbacks.

First, they aren’t the most convenient of things to access. If you want to pull out your iPad or a camera, for example, you have to remove the backpack and either put it down somewhere or awkwardly hold it in one hand while wrestling with zips with the other.

Second, they can be a liability in crowded places, taking out innocent bystanders on public transit when you turn around. Third, those same very crowded places put your valuables at risk from theft as access is behind your back, out of sight. Finally, you have to remove the pack if you want to sit down.

There are existing solutions to these problems, but none work as well as the Wolffepack …

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06:32
What’s new in the Maps app for iOS 10

Serenity Caldwell digs into the iOS 10 Maps app, focusing on the new look, search improvements, directions, and finding your parked car. Definitely worth a read.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:31
Block advertising and trackers with Cheerio on macOS...

Accesources has introduced Cheerio (http://www.cheerioapp.com) for macOS Sierra, which blocks the loading of advertisements on web pages.

The tool removes advertising, trackers, and other unwanted elements from web pages when using Safari on your Mac. It makes pages load faster, uses less data on your cellular/Wifi connection, and improves your Mac battery life., according to the folks at Accessories. You can block ads, rollover ads, video ads, banners, overlay or expanding ads and other marketing content.

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06:28
Jean-Louis Gassée: Apple’s debt to bloggers

Jean-Louis Gassée, writing for Monday Note:

For months, tech bloggers declared that the upcoming iPhone 7 would be boring, lacking creativity, a flop waiting to happen. “So unless something crazy happens in the next few months, the iPhone 7 will look and feel a lot like the 6s.”

Steve Kovach, The...

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06:25
You can save more than $290 on QuarkXPress 2016...

Quark Software (www.quark.com) has announced a new software bundle that will save designers more than $290 when upgrading to QuarkXPress 2016.

The bundle offer, allows users with any version of QuarkXPress – even versions 3 through 10 – who upgrade to QuarkXPress 2016 to receive a set of productivity tools worth more than $290, including:

° IDML Import XT (worth $69.99 – Mac only): Import and edit InDesign IDML files with QuarkXPress;

° JoLetter Mail and Merge XT (worth $129.00 – Mac/Win): Create mailings and personalized layouts in QuarkXPress from external databases;

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06:21
Apple patent hints at an ‘iServe’ NAS device/home...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,448,683) by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for a “network media device,” which hints at an Apple NAS device/home server, something I’ve long wanted. 

The patent is for a network media device is described that pulls multimedia data from one or more sources (e.g., a multimedia website or a multimedia server computer) at a first time, stores it to long-term storage within the device and transmits the stored multimedia data to one or more designated multimedia playback devices at a second time.

In the patent filing — which goes all the way back to 2006 — Apple notes that, with the increasing capacity and capability of personal computers, as well as improved multimedia interfaces for these computers, it has become popular to use personal computers as a repository for multimedia content, such as songs, movies, etc. Services such as iTunes and the substantially unlimited storage space provided by modern...

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06:17
Coda 2.5.17 - One-window Web development suite.

Coda is a powerful Web editor that puts everything in one place. An editor. Terminal. CSS. Files. With Coda 2, we went beyond expectations. With loads of new, much-requested features, a few surprises, and a seriously refreshed UI, this update is, truly, major.

Features

  • Integrated file browser
  • Fully-featured text editor
  • CSS editor
  • Preview
  • Built-in terminal
  • Complete set of references



Version 2.5.17:

Bug Fixes

  • Improved compatibility with macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • Switched to the new W3C HTML validator
  • Updated the HAML reference-book source
  • Improved YAML syntax highlighting
  • Fixed an issue where the 'Prompt before closing' Terminal preference was not honored
  • Cloning a Git repository whose URL contains spaces no longer fails
  • Fixed a possible crash when attempting to fold unclosed comment blocks at the end of a...
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06:14
South Korean analysts expect 100 million iPhone 7...

A series of analysts from South Korea see only upsides for iPhone 7 component suppliers as a result of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall, with one expecting to see over 100 million sales of Apple's new phone before the end of 2016.

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06:03
Patent trolling': Apple vs. MobileMedia battle...

A six-and-a-half-year battle over claims that ring-alert and quieting features on some iPhones violate a MobileMedia Ideas patent headed to a federal jury in Delaware for a second time late Monday, with an estimated $18 million in damages on the line. MobileMedia sued Apple in 2010, claiming it infringed 14 patents for electronics. 

In December 2012, a U.S. jury ruled that Apple’s iPhone infringed three patents owned by holding company MobileMedia Ideas, though damages have not yet been determined. In court filings, Apple asked a judge to rule that MobileMedia’s patents are invalid as a matter of law, and that there is no “legally sufficient” basis to find MobileMedia has proven infringement.

MobileMedia Ideas is the patent portfolio licensor of inventions adopted by manufacturers of smart phones, mobile phones and other portable devices including personal computers, laptops, netbooks, person. Some might call the company a “patent troll.” 

A patent troll is an...

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: OneVPN Lifetime Subscription

For Tuesday’s iLounge Deal, we’re offering a Lifetime Subscription to OneVPN for only $29 — that’s 75% off the regular price. OneVPN will provide you with an ad-free and completely secure Internet experience, while maintaining high speeds and offering a variety of other services, including exit points in 18 different countries for accessing streaming content across geographical boundaries. Get the OneVPN: Lifetime Subscription…

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06:00
Canary spreads its wings with a weatherproof...

The battery-powered Canary Flex can operate truly wire free, and a new membership benefit could reimburse up to $1000 of your insurance deductible in the event of a break-in.

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05:58
IDC Sees Apple Watch being the Number One Smartwatch...

A year after the launch of the Apple Watch established a new benchmark for the worldwide smartwatch market, new smartwatch shipments are expected to see only modest growth for the rest of 2016 due to late-in-the-year and iterative product releases. In an overview of the Smartwatch market through to 2020, IDC sees Apple's watchOS remaining the leader ...

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05:53
Apple hires doctor from a Toronto teaching hospital

Apple has hired Dr. Mike Evans (also known as “DocMikeEvans"), a Canadian doctor from a Toronto teaching hospital for an unspecified role involving worldwide health innovation, reports CBC News.  He’s a former staff physician at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto,

According to CBC News, he’s already started his new line of digital health care work with Apple. Evans, who declined to discuss his job in detail, is commuting between Toronto and Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California while his older son finishes high school, the article adds.

Evans' media lab fuses patients with creatives (filmmakers, designers, writers) and expert clinician-researchers. The premise of his lab is that most healthcare happens at home and that the biggest missing workforce is the public, and that if we can create high quality...

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05:47
Live Home 3D Pro 3.0 - $129.95

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

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

View video tutorials

Check out the comparison between Standard and Pro editions.

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05:44
Apple adds new iPhone models to its trade-up program...

Apple has added the iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6s Plus to its trade-up program in the United States, offering estimated trade-in values of $160, $275, and $315 respectively towards the purchase of a new iPhone. 

Apple has also lowered its estimated trade-in values for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus by $25 each to $200 and $225 respectively, while the iPhone 5s now scores $90 instead of $125. iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c trade-in values are now $50 and $40 respectively, down from $75 each, and the iPhone 4s is no longer eligible for trade in. 

You can take your iPhone or eligible smartphone to an Apple Store and get immediate credit toward the purchase of a new device. tell us about your device using the online form and get an instant estimate from our partner. Or you can mail in your device for free and,...

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05:40
ScanSnap Users Should Delay Sierra Upgrades

If you use a ScanSnap document scanner to create PDFs, avoid upgrading to Sierra. Otherwise, scanned PDFs could lose pages.

 

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05:24
Inside iOS 10: 3D Touch enhances Apple's quick...

Apple's force sensing 3D Touch technology is greatly expanded in the newly released iOS 10 update, adding new capabilities to the Control Center shortcuts for flashlight, timer, calculator, camera, and smart home accessories. In addition, Control Center marks the only place in iOS 10 where Apple emulates 3D Touch on non-3D Touch devices.

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05:15
Some users experiencing connectivity glitches with...

Well, this is sort of a mess.

Apple is presently working on a fix for an issue that can cause the new Lightning EarPods designed for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to stop working properly, the company said in a statement issued on Monday

When using the EarPods, there’s an occasional bug that can cause the remote portion of the accessory to become unresponsive. While audio will continue to play, the remote does not work, so there’s no way to control the volume, access Siri, or answer a phone call.

As of now, the glitch seems to be intermittent and random and it’s been reported that unplugging the Earpods and plugging them back in seems to temporarily resolve the issue.

Apple plans to issue a fix in an upcoming...

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05:00
Twitter changes policy, allows media attachments to...

You’ll finally begin to get more out of your tweets.

On Monday, Twitter changed its architecture so that posting photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and quotes of other tweets without counting against the 140-character limit. Now that these media attachments won’t reduce the character count, users can compose longer tweets. Twitter announced this change back in May, but the company did not set a date for when it would actually be rolling it out to users.

Finally, twitter announced that it is currently testing a more lenient protocol where direct replies are concerned. Following the change, direct replies to specific user names wouldn’t count against the 140-character limit.

This would give users more room to reply back and forth,...

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05:00
How to use Power Reserve on your Apple Watch

The Apple Watch has a nifty Power Reserve feature that lets you continue to tell time while preserving your battery life. The smartwatch will automatically enter Power Reserve if the battery gets too low, and you might see a red lighting bolt next to the time. However, you can enable the reserve feature manually.

In Power Reserve, press the side button to show the current time in a 24-hour format. The time will display for six seconds. While your Apple Watch is in Power Reserve, your Apple Watch and iPhone won't communicate, and you can't access other watch features.

To turn the watch back on, press and hold the side button until you see the Apple logo and wait for your Apple Watch to restart. You might need to charge your watch first.

If you need to, you can turn on Power Reserve. Press and hold the side button until you see the Power Off, Power Reserve, and Lock Device options. Then drag the slider to turn on Power Reserve.

You can also turn on Power...

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05:00
Parsix Normalizes GNOME


Parsix is a feature-rich distro that will delight GNOME desktop users looking for a well-tweaked user experience. It offers a well-oiled, single track Linux desktop operating system. It has no distractions from multiple desktop options. It provides one of the best integrations of the latest GNOME desktop available. Parsix has been around since at least 2007. Along the way, it built a reputation for dependability. It offers a very solid stability of Debian with a hefty mix of desktop performance for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.

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04:53
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Wins iPhone 7...

The Taiwan supply chain reports today that Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), through its Shanghai-based subsidiary Universal Scientific Industrial (USI), has obtained SiP (system-in-package) backend orders for Wi-Fi, fingerprint ...

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04:51
CleanMyMac 3.5.0 - $39.95

CleanMyMac makes space for the things you love. Sporting a range of ingenious new features, CleanMyMac lets you safely and intelligently scan and clean your entire system, delete large, unused files, reduce the size of your iPhoto library, uninstall unneeded apps or fix the ones that started to work improperly, manage all your extensions from one place and do much more - all from one newly designed and beautifully simple interface.



Version 3.5.0:

  • With this update CleanMyMac 3 is completely ready for macOS 10.12 Sierra.
  • System Junk helps you find and remove heavy Spotify cache files. A quick source of free space.
  • Correct cleanup of Sierra-specific unified logs.
  • Trash Bins cleanup and Shredder correctly support files stored on iCloud Drive.
  • We did not forget about bug fixes and a number of visual improvements for the sake of perfectionism.
  • Xcode users can retrieve lots of space by removing...
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04:46
Apple hires YouTube doctor who has talked of ‘...

Apple has hired a Canadian doctor from a Toronto teaching hospital for an unspecified role. Dr Mike Evans runs what he calls a ‘mini med school’ YouTube channel known as DocMikeEvans, which aims to better educate the public about health matters.

“I’m very excited for Dr. Mike that he will be able to use his multiple talents to impact an even bigger worldwide audience,” said Dr. Arthur S. Slutsky, vice-president of research at St. Michael’s Hospital. “I’m looking forward to seeing his new innovations and having St. Mike’s collaborate with him in his new role.”

“Dr. Mike” isn’t allowed to say much about his new role, other than that he will be working on health-care innovation worldwide.

One reason Apple would be interested in him is no secret, however …

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04:30
Apple Watch Series 2 is a major step forward (though...

I've now spent an week with an Apple Watch Series 2 (42mm black aluminum with a black Sports band). It takes some great steps forward, but isn’t yet the perfect watch for this runner. But it’s a software feature I’m looking for, not a hardware problem. 

I must point out that, unlike my children and much of the younger generation, I like having a wristwatch. Perhaps I'm simply indoctrinated after a lifetime of wearing one, but I enjoy being able to tell the time without pulling my iPhone out of my pocket.  

Of course, buying an Apple Watch just to tell time would be like buying a 27-inch iMac with Retina display just to check your email. That's overkill.

Apple is touting the Apple Watch Series 2 as “the ultimate device for a healthy life.” That’s a bit of hype, but the smartwatch does have lots of great fitness/health bells and whistles. 

Contrary to some opinions, I found the Watch's interface easy to learn. The Digital Crown lets you easily scroll, zoom...

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04:23
Amadeus Pro 2.3 - Multitrack sound recorder/editor...

Amadeus Pro lets you use your Mac computer for any audio-related task, such as live audio recording, digitizing tapes and records, converting between a variety of sound formats, etc. Thanks to its outstanding direct-to-disk abilities and waveform caching, edits on arbitrarily large sounds (even beyond the usual 2GB limit) are performed at lightning speed. The handling of large sounds is furthermore facilitated by the extensive support of markers. Its outstanding sound repairing and denoising abilities make Amadeus Pro particularly suitable for transferring vinyl records on CD.

Features

  • Simple and elegant OS X-like user interface
  • Multitrack editing an recording.
  • Batch processing and conversion.
  • Sound denoising and repairing.
  • Supports a variety of sound formats, including AIFF, Multichannel Wave, MP3, MP4, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, SoundDesigner II, QuickTime, Apple CAF, etc.
  • Support for VST and Audio Unit...
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04:15
Apple Wins 2 Patents for Apple Watch with a Possible...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 64 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover two of Apple's granted patents that relate to charging Apple Watch. The twist to the second patent could lead to ....

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04:01
Opera for Mac has built-in VPN, but don’t expect to...

Opera’s browser for Mac is finally out of beta, its headline feature being built-in unlimited VPN. The company first added it to the developer version back in April.

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04:00
Using the ‘Markup’ feature of iOS 10 Photos

With iOS 10, you can draw or type on any photo you take when using the Photos app.

Launch Photos, open a pic, and click the three-slider icon that opens up the editing options. From there, click the three-dot icon in a circle and choose “Markup.”

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03:18
Time Out 2.1 - Break reminder tool with micro-breaks.

Time Out helps remind you to take work breaks throughout the day. It has two kinds of breaks: a "Normal" break, typically for 10 minutes after 50 minutes of work, so you can move about and relax, plus a "Micro" break: a very brief pause of typically 10 seconds every 10 minutes, so you can remember not to tense up too much for long periods.

You can configure how long each kind of break lasts, and how long between breaks, or disable each kind. Each Time Out is announced via the screen slowly dimming, with related graphics materializing, and when the break is complete, it fades out again, optionally playing a sound. You can change the time these transitions take... and you can even change the color and the level of transparency during the break. So if you like, you can make it mostly transparent so you can continue reading while on your break... though it's better for you if you give your eyes a rest during the Time Out.

Note: This...

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03:10
PCalc 4.4.1 - Full-featured scientific calculator.

PCalc is a full-featured, scriptable scientific calculator with support for hexadecimal, octal, and binary calculations, as well as an RPN mode, programmable functions, and an extensive set of unit conversions.

Includes a Notification Center widget, and support for Handoff with the iOS 8 version.



Version 4.4.1:

  • Improved support for macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • Added an option to display improper fractions in "Fraction" display mode
  • Added a new "Widget" section to the preferences window, with a new option for key clicks in the widget
  • Added new key click options, including volume and stereo clicks
  • Improved the key click sound playback
  • Fixed a problem pasting in fractions of the form "2 3/4"
  • Fixed a problem with the widget not remembering which layout to use
  • Fixed a crash when bringing up the functions, conversions, or constants sheet



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02:56
Review: QNAP TS-251A NAS is a great choice for a...

On paper, the QNAP TS-251A looks like a well-specced network attached storage device for home use (buy it here for $319), featuring a dual-core processor and ample 2 GB RAM. It even has a HDMI port and bundled IR remote, so you can plug it into a TV and use it directly.

There are a hundred different features you can use a NAS for but I’m focusing on what I use: backup and a TV shows / movies server. I am looking for units that are easy to use and maintain with enough performance to handle multiple video streams at once, as I use my NAS to provide content for every television in the house. Here’s my hands on with the QNAP NAS and how well it handles media and backup tasks …

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02:50
Affinity Designer 1.4.3 - Vector graphic design...

Affinity Designer is an incredibly accurate vector illustrator that feels fast and at home in the hands of creative professionals. It intuitively combines rock solid and crisp vector art with flexible layer management and an impressive range of high quality raster tools for finishing. With accuracy, quality and speed at the heart of every single design task, and the ability to finesse designs without switching apps, this fresh-faced multi-discipline illustrator lets creatives shine.

Vector tools

  • Node Tool
  • Pen Tool
  • Pencil Tool
  • Vector Brush
  • Gradient Fill Tool
  • Transparency Tool
  • Crop Tool
  • Targeted Insert
  • Text
  • Alignment Guides

Raster tools

  • Lasso Tool
  • Selection Brush
  • Pixel Brush
  • Paint Brush
  • Eraser
  • Dodge
  • Burn
  • Smudge
  • Blur
  • Sharpen



Version 1...

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02:47
X Lossless Decoder 20160920 - Encode, transcode, and...

X Lossless Decoder (XLD) is a tool for OS X that is able to decode/convert/play various 'lossless' audio files. The supported audio files can be split into some tracks with cue sheet when decoding. XLD supports the following formats:

  • (Ogg) FLAC (.flac/.ogg)
  • Monkey's Audio (.ape)
  • Wavpack (.wv)
  • TTA (.tta)
  • Apple Lossless (.m4a) [10.4 and later]
  • TAK (.tak) [Requires Wine]
  • Shorten (.shn) [SHN v3 only]
  • AIFF, WAV, etc.

Other formats supported by Libsndfile are also decodable. XLD uses not decoder frontend but library to decode, so no intermediate files are generated. All of the supported formats can be directly split with the cue sheet. XLD also supports so-called 'embedded' or 'internal' cue sheet.

Currently you can choose output format from WAVE, AIFF, and Raw PCM. In addition, you can choose Ogg Vorbis (aoTuV), MPEG-4 AAC (QuickTime/CoreAudio), MP3 (LAME), Apple Lossless,...

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01:54
iPhone 7 Plus Availability Improving Through Apple...

A spot check of Apple's reservation system for iPhone Upgrade Program members reveals iPhone 7 Plus availability is slowly improving in the United States.

iPhone 7 Plus models in select storage capacities and colors, sans Jet Black models, are available for reservation at select Apple retail stores in California, Florida, New York, and some other states as of the time this article was published. iPhone 7 models continue to be more widely available.

Apple Century City in Los Angeles, for example, currently has 128GB iPhone 7 Plus models for AT&T and Verizon in Rose Gold available for reservation at 4:00 p.m. local time. Similarly, Apple Williamsburg in Brooklyn has 128GB iPhone 7 Plus models for AT&T and Verizon in Black, Gold, Rose Gold, and Silver.

iPhone 7 Plus reservations are available at six...

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01:42
Apple patents Apple Watch Series 2 water expulsion...

Apple on Tuesday was granted a pair of patents relating to current and potential future Apple Watch hardware applications, one of which details the unique liquid expulsion via speaker feature debuted with Apple Watch Series 2.

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01:30
Apple Hires a Toronto Doctor to Chart out the Future...

A Canadian news report tells us that Apple has hired Toronto medical doctor to help chart the future of family medicine after his YouTube videos caught the eye of the technology giant.

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00:46
Apple Now Accepting iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, and 6s...

Following last week's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus launch, Apple has added the iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6s Plus to its trade-up program in the United States, offering estimated trade-in values of $160, $275, and $315 respectively towards the purchase of a new iPhone.

Apple has also lowered its estimated trade-in values for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus by $25 each to $200 and $225 respectively, while the iPhone 5s now scores $90 instead of $125. iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c trade-in values are now $50 and $40 respectively, down from $75 each, and the iPhone 4s is no longer eligible for trade in.

The iPhone trade-up program, not to be confused with the iPhone Upgrade Program, allows...

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Monday September 19

20:59
Alfred 3.1.1 - Quick launcher for apps and more.

Alfred is an award-winning productivity application for OS X. Alfred saves you time when you search for files online or on your Mac. Be more productive with hotkeys, keywords, and file actions at your fingertips.

Loads of app-launching, file-searching goodness - free for you to download and use with no strings attached. Alfred is the ultimate productivity tool for your Mac. Get it and see for yourself.

Get the Powerpack. Discover the Powerpack, a set of incredibly powerful features, built on top of the robust core of Alfred and integrated with OS X.

  • Single license: 15 pounds (GBP) for single user
  • Family license: 25 pounds (GBP) for 5 users under one roof
  • Mega Supporter: 30 pounds (GBP) Single User with Free Lifetime Upgrades

Note: This application contains in-app and/or external module purchases.



Version 3.1.1:

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20:59
iExplorer 4.0.7.0 - View and transfer files on your...

iExplorer is an iPhone browser for Mac lets you view the files on your iOS device. By using a drag and drop interface, you can quickly copy files and folders between your Mac and your iPhone or iTouch. It works with both jailbroken and non-jailbroken iPhones and works quickly with a standard USB cable.

Features

  • All the best technology from Phone to Mac, Phone Disk, and iExplorer 2, and then some
  • One-click recovery of music and videos straight to iTunes
  • Explore and export photos and videos (even from older iPods)
  • Mount any folder or category, including playlists and photo albums, then browse in Finder and open with other apps
  • Browse any iTunes backups (encrypted too). Export: Messages (including attachments), notes, voicemail, call history, contacts, calendars...
  • Works with all types of iPhones, iPads, iPod Touch, and regular iPod



Version 4.0.7.0:

  • Various...
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20:59
Apple Digital Camera RAW Compatibility 6.21 - Adds...

Apple Digital Camera RAW Compatibility update adds RAW image compatibility to OS X 10.11 El Capitan. For more information on supported RAW formats, see https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205272.



Version 6.21:

  • Adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to OS X 10.11 El Capitan:
    • Fujifilm X-Pro2
    • Pentax K-1



    • OS X 10.11 or later



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20:59
SMARTReporter 3.1.11 - Hard drive pre-failure...

SMARTReporter is an application that can warn you of some hard disk drive failures before they actually happen! It does so by periodically polling the S.M.A.R.T. status of your hard disk drive. S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a technology built into most modern hard disk drives that acts as an "early warning system" for pending hard disk drive problems. SMARTReporter can notify you of impending hard disk drive failures by sending e-mails, displaying a warning dialog or executing an application. The current status of your hard disk drives is always displayed through the customizable menu item. Because SMARTReporter relies on the S.M.A.R.T. implementation of OS X, it only supports ATA, SATA or eSATA hard disk drives, if you want S.M.A.R.T. support for your FireWire hard disk drive, send feedback to Apple. Please note that a S.M.A.R.T. alert doesn't mean that your HDD will completely fail for sure, nor can S.M.A.R.T. catch all...

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20:59
KeyCue 8.2 - Displays all menu shortcut commands.

KeyCue has always been a handy tool for learning and remembering keyboard shortcuts. With a simple keystroke or click, KeyCue displays a table with all available keyboard shortcuts, system-wide hotkeys, as well as key combinations for triggering macros in Keyboard Maestro, QuicKeys and iKey. But KeyCue 8.0 contains a bunch of new features that take KeyCue to a whole new level. Gone are the days when KeyCue was nothing more than a menu shortcut viewer.

KeyCue 8 offers a flexible new way to define a wide variety of triggers, which can be combinations of modifier keystrokes and mouse clicks. These triggers can be used to perform different actions, like bringing up the KeyCue sheet for selected types of shortcuts, opening the KeyCue settings window, or other actions.

A completely new action that can be assigned to a trigger is to show a collection of your frequently used URLs. Simply define your own favorite URL collection together with your preferred...

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20:59
Cocktail 10.0.0.10 - General maintenance and...

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X 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 10.0.0.10:

  • Added compatibility with macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes, improvements, and enhancements
  • Updated Automator actions
  • Updated help files



  • macOS 10.12 or later



...

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20:59
SpamSieve 2.9.25 - Robust spam filter for major...

SpamSieve is a robust spam filter for major email clients that uses powerful Bayesian spam filtering.

SpamSieve understands what your spam looks like in order to block it all, but also learns what your legitimate messages look like to avoid confusion. SpamSieve only marks spam in your email client so you never lose any mail.



Version 2.9.25:

  • Works with Apple Mail under macOS 10.12. It’s easiest if you update to SpamSieve 2.9.25 before updating to 10.12. In any case, if you don’t see the SpamSieve commands in Apple Mail’s Message menu, be sure to choose Install Apple Mail Plug-In from the SpamSieve menu. Otherwise, with the SpamSieve plug-in not installed, Mail will move good messages to the spam mailbox without consulting SpamSieve.
  • Made various changes to improve SpamSieve’s filtering accuracy.
  • Apple Mail
    • Improved the positioning of the SpamSieve items in Apple Mail’s Message menu.
    • If...
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20:59
Pacifist 3.5.10 - $20.00

Pacifist opens up .pkg installer packages, .dmg disk images, .zip, .tar. tar.gz, .tar.bz2, .pax, and .xar archives and more, and lets you extract or install individual files out of them. This is useful if you need to install just one file out of a package instead of the entire package (for example, if you deleted your Preview application and need to reinstall it, but not the whole operating system), or if you want to inspect a downloaded package to see what it will do before installing it. Pacifist can also load some archive types over HTTP, in case you want to extract just a single file from a large .zip archive without waiting for the entire archive to download. Finally, Pacifist can examine the kernel extensions installed in your system to let you see what installer installed them, and whether the installer was made by Apple or a third-party.



Version 3.5.10:

  • Support for macOS 10.12 “Sierra” and its installer
  • Minor...
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20:59
Safari Technology Preview 10.0 - 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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20:46
iExplorer 4.0.7.0 - View and transfer files on your...

iExplorer is an iPhone browser for Mac lets you view the files on your iOS device. By using a drag and drop interface, you can quickly copy files and folders between your Mac and your iPhone or iTouch. It works with both jailbroken and non-jailbroken iPhones and works quickly with a standard USB cable.

Features

  • All the best technology from Phone to Mac, Phone Disk, and iExplorer 2, and then some
  • One-click recovery of music and videos straight to iTunes
  • Explore and export photos and videos (even from older iPods)
  • Mount any folder or category, including playlists and photo albums, then browse in Finder and open with other apps
  • Browse any iTunes backups (encrypted too). Export: Messages (including attachments), notes, voicemail, call history, contacts, calendars...
  • Works with all types of iPhones, iPads, iPod Touch, and regular iPod



Version 4.0.7.0:

  • Various...
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19:54
Consumer Reports says there isn’t much difference...

Apple made a big deal about the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus cameras, but since the announcement of the devices there’s been debate about just how much better the cameras actually are. Our own Jeff Bejanmin has noted of some of the differences with the camera, and now Consumer Reports is out with their analysis of the changes…

more…

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18:39
Professor proves NAND mirroring attack thwarts...

A Cambridge computer scientist used $100 of hardware to clone an iPhone 5c's NAND memory chip in a successful attempt at bypassing the handset's encryption lock, seemingly proving correct theories lobbed in the aftermath of Apple's encryption fight with the FBI.

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16:54
GoPro sets the standard for action cameras with the...

Today was a busy day for GoPro. Along with revealing its much-anticipated first drone, known as the Karma, the company also introduced two new action cameras. Both the Hero5 Black and Hero5 Session are a major upgrade over their predecessors, with vo...

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16:46
What's on your HDTV: 'Labyrinth' 4K...

Welcome to your fall TV season. Now we get to say things like "Lucifer got a second season?" and "Dr. Ken is still on? Good for them!" There's a slew of returning series and all-new shows, including Kiefer Sutherland as not-Jack Bauer in Designated S...

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16:33
Hilarious Galaxy Note 7 unboxing

This is absolutely hilarious.

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16:30
Apple acknowledges glitch with new iPhone Lightning...

The issue, which I’ve also experienced a few times while testing the iPhone 7, happens after you’ve left the EarPods plugged into the iPhone 7’s Lightning port for a few minutes. Audio continues to play, but the volume control dongle stops working, meaning you can’t adjust the volume, activate Siri, or answer calls.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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16:27
Apple working on fix for iPhone 7 Lightning EarPods...

Apple on Monday acknowledged consumer complaints that a glitch in the gratis iPhone 7 Lightning EarPods causes the attached multifunction remote control to intermittently stop functioning, saying a fix is in the works.

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16:25
See how iPhone 7 Plus’s 3GB RAM performs against...

Apple never comments on the amount of RAM it adds to its mobile devices, but it’s now well-known that the iPhone 7 Plus, with its 3 GB of RAM, has the most memory of any iPhone ever. Only the 4 GB-equipped 12.9″ iPad Pro bests the iPhone 7 Plus in this regard.

It’s largely speculated that the added RAM is there to help out with image processing in concert with the iPhone 7 Plus’ iSight Duo camera. Of course, this is Apple, so many questions remain that will likely go unanswered, but it seems like a logical explanation.

The standard-sized iPhone 7 still has 2 GB of RAM, which, after the dramatic performance differences yielded the last time there was a big RAM increase, may make some people think twice about buying the smaller version. But after an admittedly unscientific test or two, the amount of RAM probably shouldn’t be the top item on your priority list....

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16:14
Byword text editor for Mac now works with macOS...

macOS Sierra (which I almost forgot comes out tomorrow!) includes a new feature for developers to use tabs in any windowed app. You probably already use tabs in your web browser and Finder gained tabs in a recent OS X update, and macOS Sierra makes using tabs in other built-in apps like Text Editor possible.

Byword is a well-known text editor for the Mac that I personally use to draft stories and edit text for work when I’m not writing in WordPress in Safari. The latest update now lets you collect multiple Byword windows into a single Byword window with tabs just like Safari or Finder.

more…

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16:09
Next 'GTA Online' expansion will make a...

Motorcycle gangs aren't exactly new ground for Grand Theft Auto, sure, but GTA Online will play host to the one percenters in the future. The refreshingly conservatively named "Bikers" expansion will add eight-player gangs, "a massive slate of new co...

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15:52
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 19...

Notable software releases this week include Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.10, VMware Fusion 8.5, BusyContacts 1.1.2, SuperDuper 2.9.1, PDFpen and PDFpenPro 8.1, Keyboard Maestro 7.3, Boom 2 v1.5, BusyCal 3.0.6, and iTunes 12.5.1.

 

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15:52
ExtraBITS for 19 September 2016

In ExtraBITS this week, Ars Technica profiles users who cling to Mac OS 9, Peter Cohen has a fix for T-Mobile users on iOS 10, Brett Terpstra provides the ultimate guide to iOS text editors, and TechHive’s Jared Newman offers a cord-cutter’s guide to watching the NFL.

 

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15:51
Apple joins RE 100 renewable energy initiative,...

As part of continued eco-friendly efforts, Apple on Monday said it is now part of the RE100, a global initiative of leading companies committed to boosting demand and delivery of 100 percent renewable energy.

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15:45
AWT News Update: September 19, 2016

Steve's iPhone 7 Plus finally arrived today -- don't ask why it took so long -- so he's been playing with it in advance of a full review. That means that today's podcast is a bit shorter than usual!

  • We overview some rare bugs that are hitting some new iPhones
  • macOS Sierra will be here tomorrow. Are you ready?
  • Google releases Google Trips for iOS, great for business or personal travel

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Hi, this is Steve Sande for Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for September 19, 2016. My iPhone 7 Plus finally showed up this afternoon, so guess what I spent a lot of the afternoon playing with? We’ll have a first look...

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15:41
Apple joins RE100, announces supplier clean energy...

Apple has joined the global renewable energy initiative RE100, reaffirming its commitment to reaching 100% renewable energy worldwide and pledging to work with the initiative to drive clean energy into the manufacturing supply chain. RE100 is a collaborative, global initiative of influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity, working to massively increase demand for - and delivery of - renewable energy.

Lisa Jackson, Apple's vice president for Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, announced the membership today during remarks at Climate Week in New York City, and shared additional progress the company is making toward its clean energy goals. 

"Apple is committed to running on 100 percent renewable energy, and we’re happy to stand beside other companies that are working toward the same effort,” she said. “We’re excited to share the industry-leading work we've been doing to drive renewable energy into the manufacturing supply chain, and look...

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15:33
iOS 10 is already on one-third of Apple mobile...

After six days of availability, iOS 10 is already on one-third of Apple devices tracked by Mixpanel — as noted by AppleInsider. 

Data from the analytics firm shows iOS 10 tracking at 33.64% of Apple devices, up from an initial figure of 14% measured 24 hours after last week's launch. Mix panel says 61.5% of devices were still running Apple's iOS 9 as of Sunday. Those running OS versions older than iOS 9 fell from 5.42% last week to 4.86%.

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15:27
Apple working on a fix for a Lightning EarPods glitch

Apple is working on a fix for an issue that can cause the new Lightning EarPods for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to stop working properly, the company told Business Insider

The issue, which doesn’t happen consistently, happens after you've left the EarPods plugged into the iPhone 7's Lightning port for a few minutes. Audio continues to play, but the volume control dongle stops working, meaning you can't adjust the volume, activate Siri, or answer calls. It's unclear if the problem affects third-party Lightning headphones, according to Business Insider.

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15:21
Apple again shows commitment to renewable energy...

 Apple has announced a partnership with Arizona utility Salt River Project (SRP) to create new renewable energy generation to power Apple’s new global data command center. The photovoltaic solar power plant will feed clean power into SRP’s grid that supports the Apple facility, producing up to 151 million kilowatt-hours a year.

Four years ago, Apple committed to power its data centers with 100 percent renewable energy. Since 2009, Greenpeace has benchmarked the energy performance of the IT sector in its annual Clicking Clean report, which is due out at the end of September. 

“Apple has taken another important step to deliver on its commitment to powering its corner of the internet with 100 percent renewable energy. This deal once again shows that renewables are not just good for the environment, but good for business,” says Greenpeace Senior IT Analyst Gary Cook. “Greenpeace will be updating our analysis of who is winning the race to build a renewably powered...

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15:18
Apple Preparing Fix for Glitch Causing Lightning...

Apple is working on a fix for an issue that can cause the new Lightning EarPods designed for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to stop working properly, the company said in a statement given to Business Insider.

When using the EarPods, there's an occasional bug that can cause the remote portion of the accessory to become unresponsive. While audio will continue to play, the remote does not work, so there's no way to control the volume, access Siri, or answer a phone call.

The glitch doesn't happen every time. It's seemingly intermittent and random. (I thought I was going crazy until I saw some people with similar issues complaining on Twitter.) If you experience the problem, you can just unplug your EarPods and plug them in again to temporarily fix...

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15:18
Apple pledges commitment to 100% renewable energy...

As its efforts to switch to renewable continue, Apple today announced that it is joining the global renewable energy initiative RE100. In joining the program, Apple will continue to work on its commitment of powering its worldwide operations with 100 percent renewable. As part of the process, Apple will work with its manufacturing supply chain to push clean energy usage in that area, as well.

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15:15
Here's our first look at Panasonic's video...

Panasonic held it's Photokina 2016 press conference today and finally spilled the beans on the 4K GH5, the successor to its popular GH4. The big news was 10-bit 4K capture at up to 60 fps, and even up to 6K -- but only for short photo bursts. We also...

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15:11
Apple's iOS 10 on one-third of compatible...

After only six days of availability, Apple's latest mobile operating system iteration, iOS 10, is already on one-third of Apple devices tracked by analytics firm Mixpanel.

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15:02
Apple Joins Global Renewable Energy Initiative RE100

Apple's vice president of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson today announced that Apple has joined global renewable energy initiative RE100, a campaign that's dedicated to getting the world's most influential companies committed to 100 percent renewable power.

Jackson shared the news at Climate Week in New York City, where she also shared some details on Apple's recent environmental progress. In 2015, 93 percent of Apple's worldwide operations were powered with renewable energy, and in the U.S., China, and 21 other countries, Apple uses renewable energy for 100 percent of its operations.

According to Jackson, Apple just completed work on its 50-megawatt solar farm in Arizona, which will power Apple's global data command center in Mesa, Arizona, the ...

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14:49
Apple says a fix is coming for Lightning headphones...

The switch to Lightning headphones has been a headache for some, but Apple says that a fix is coming for a bug that’s plaguing some users. A variety of complaints have surfaced on Twitter that say the volume controls on Lightning EarPods become nonfunctional after a short amount of time…

more…

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14:40
Twitter stops counting photos, GIFs, polls, and...

Longer tweets are finally here.

On Monday, Twitter began letting its users post photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and quotes of other tweets without counting against the 140-character limit. Now that these media attachments won’t reduce the character count, users can compose longer tweets. Twitter announced this change back in May, but the company did not set a date for when it would actually be rolling it out to users. 

Say more about what’s happening! Rolling out now: photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and Quote Tweets no longer count toward your 140 characters. pic.twitter.com/I9pUC0NdZC

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14:28
iOS 10 Adoption Growing Steadily, Now Installed on...

iOS 10 has now been available for just under a week, and its adoption rate has been growing at a steady pace over the course of the last few days. According to data gathered by Mixpanel, iOS 10 is now installed on nearly 34 percent of devices.

iOS 9 is still the most popular operating system, installed on 62 percent of devices, while just under 5 percent of devices continue to use iOS 8 or older.

24 hours after iOS 10 was released, it was installed on 14.45 percent of devices, slightly outpacing iOS 9 adoption rates in the year prior. iOS 10 includes many appealing features that encouraged people to upgrade immediately, like a revamped Messages app with stickers and a full App Store, a Siri API for developers...

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14:22
Steam Blows Off Aggrieved Indie Dev


Independent video game developer Digital Homicide Studios on Monday posted a response to its ban from Valve Corporation's digital distribution platform Steam. Valve banned the development studio this weekend, after Digital Homicide reportedly initiated legal action against 100 users who had posted negative reviews of its games. Digital Homicide resorted to lawsuits after Steam failed to resolve abuse issues that had arisen concerning those users of the Steam community, according to the Digital Homicide post.

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14:20
Google's next phones may be much more expensive

For years, Google's reference Android smartphones have been relative bargains. Even the $649 Nexus 6 was a steal considering its then cutting-edge screen. You might have to get used to shelling out much more going forward, though. A reportedly trustw...

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13:59
Notable apps and app updates for Sept. 19, 2016

iOS Apps/Updates

Chomp Chomp Apps has introduced Square Borne Farm 1.0. It’s a physics puzzle adventure in which players choose from a variety of cute characters to play through over 100 levels. Players can compete with their friends through leaderboards and achievements. Square Borne Farm is free, but does tout in-app purchases.

EMH Enterprises has launched Text Maid 1.0. The $3.99 app lets users schedule customized texts. They can be scheduled minutes, months or years ahead; it's possible to send re-occurring texts as well.

Haypi has debuted Mush War 1.0. In the free tower defense game, the mushroom prince has started his adventure to find the legendary Castle of...

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13:57
SmartBackup is ready for macOS Sierra

Solesignal has revved SmartBackup, their backup and cloning utility for OS X, to version 4.0. The new version features a new next generation sync engine that’s multi-thread capable.

It also includes many other new technologies that make it significantly faster than other similar tools, especially when using SSD/Flash based storage, according to the folks at Solesignal. On modern storage it is twice as fast creating a bootable clone of macOS. SmartBackup 4 now also includes built-in scheduling and is ready for macOS 10.12 Sierra, they add.

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13:55
'Cards Against Humanity' re-opens STEM...

Last year, the wildly popular potty-mouthed card game Cards Against Humanity channeled the profits from its $10 Science Pack into a full-ride college scholarship for women studying science, technology, engineering or math. With Science Pack sales sti...

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13:54
Are smartphones threatening the camera industry?

As a photographer, I’m excited about what the iPhone 7 brings if only because it will push other manufacturers to do more with less. Of course, there may (will?) be a tipping point where the market is unsustainable for the Nikons and Canons of the world. I hope that day never comes though.

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13:36
Samsung shows how to identify safe Galaxy Note 7...

Samsung has already hinted that there will be easy ways to determine whether or not the Galaxy Note 7 you have in your hand has a safe battery, but it's not leaving anything to chance. The company has posted a guide that shows you exactly what to lo...

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13:31
iDevices Smart Home Essentials Kit bundles tech...

iDevices has grown its HomeKit-compatible home automation line with a kit comprising three light bulb adapters, seven electrical plugs, and added concierge service for priority support access.

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13:29
[Sponsor] iFixit’s Pro Tech Toolkit

The moment Apple releases a new product, we get to work taking it apart. Last year, the Apple Watch gave us a unique challenge: a new tri-point screw smaller than any we’d seen before. We got it open by improvising with a diamond file.

Then we took precise measurements and created a new CNC-machined tool. Good thing, because the iPhone 7 uses the same screw.

The iPhone design team is completely outclassing Samsung on repairability, but you’re going to need some new tools.

The Pro Tech Toolkit is the best electronics repair set we’ve ever made. Coupon code “courage” knocks $5 off.

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13:25
Nikon takes aim at GoPro with new KeyMission line of...

Nikon announced its first three action cameras on Monday ahead of this week's Photokina expo in Germany, looking to claim share of a field largely dominated by GoPro.

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13:20
Explaining Sierra’s Optimized Storage

Many of the new Optimized Storage features in macOS Sierra will be appreciated by those whose drives are nearly full, but a few of the options have potentially worrying repercussions so we recommend reading this article and making sure you understand what can happen with your data before you turn on all the options. Adam Engst takes a deep dive into Optimized Storage to explain both the features and the concerns.

 

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13:20
Uber plans Detroit facility so it can collaborate...

Following last week's self-driving car news, Uber is preparing to open a new facility in Detroit. The ride-sharing company revealed a fleet of autonomous Ford Fusions a few days ago that are already taking passengers around Pittsburgh. Today, vice pr...

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13:18
DisplayMate publishes full review of iPhone 7,...

Every so often, Dr. Raymond Soneira tests a new display and/or camera system.

The man goes thoroughly bananas with his tests.

And this time he focused on the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus displays and cameras, especially compares to the iPhone 6 and 6s cameras and displays.

His new review points out the following:

• The iPhone 7 has Two Standard Color Gamuts, the new DCI-P3 Wide Color Gamut that is used in 4K UHD TVs and Digital Cinema, and also the traditional smaller sRGB / Rec.709 Color Gamut that is used for producing most existing consumer content for digital cameras, TVs, the internet, and computers, including photos, videos, and movies. What’s more, on the iPhone 7 both Color Gamuts have been implemented with...

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13:04
A first look at GoPro's foldable Karma drone

It finally happened. After months of teasing its first drone, GoPro today revealed the Karma. As we mentioned earlier, the quadcopter features a sleek and compact design, with foldable blades that'll make it easy to fit into a backpack. We had the ch...

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12:54
Facebook snags modular gadget startup Nascent...

Google's Project Ara was highly anticipated by consumers excited to upgrade their modular devices over time, but that dream died when the tech giant pulled the plug on the endeavor three weeks ago. Seems like Facebook isn't done with mix-and-match ga...

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12:49
Review: Apple Watch Series 2 improves speed and...

Apple Watch Series 2 hit stores on Friday and I’ve spent the weekend testing its new features. From outdoor cycling and swimming in the ocean to comparing it to the first-generation Apple Watch, I had my own list of questions I wanted answered and I’m mostly happy with my experience.

I used the first-generation Apple Watch every single day since April 2015 and reviewed it in May 2015 after a couple of weeks. For me, the original Apple Watch was a tremendous improvement over my Pebble and basic digital watch with features like Siri, iMessage and Apple Pay plus a design that was good enough to continue with Series 2. A year in, I fully realized how effective Apple Watch can be as a fitness tracker which is where much of the focus on Series 2 exists.

Apple Watch Series 2 is similar enough...

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12:45
Preparing your Mac for macOS Sierra

Tomorrow's another big day for Apple fans. On Tuesday, September 20 at around 10 AM PT, we should see the release of macOS Sierra to the general public. In advance of the next Mac operating system, Apple World Today wants to make sure that your Mac is ready to roll. Here are things you can do to make sure you're ready:

1) Make sure that your Mac can be updated to macOS Sierra

OK, I know this one sounds stupid, but you wouldn't believe how many people with Macs that can't run the newest OS get upset when the update doesn't show up for them. Just about any Mac from late 2009 on can be updated, although not all functions may be available:

  • MacBook (Late 2009 or newer) 
  • MacBook Pro (Mid 2010 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2010 or newer)
  • Mac mini (Mid 2010 or newer)
  • iMac (Late 2009 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (Mid 2010 or newer)

2) Back everything up today and consider making a bootable...

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12:20
Fence-climbing robot could be priced within your...

Four-legged, go-anywhere robots aren't really affordable... not unless you're willing to spend as much as you would on a used car, anyway. Ghost Robotics, however, thinks it can do better. It's working on the Ghost Minitaur, a dog-sized quadruped bot...

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11:55
News: DisplayMate says iPhone 7 has the ‘best...

A new report by DisplayMate compares the display used in the new iPhone 7 with the one found in the iPhone 6, assessing a number of factors such as color accuracy, color gamuts, viewing angles, contrast ratios, performance in different lighting conditions, and display calibration and picture quality. From the comparison, DisplayMate concludes that the iPhone 7 is a “Truly Impressive Top Performing Display” and that it’s “by…

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11:50
iPhone 7 Plus Makes Hissing Sound Under Load, Some...

Several commendable users are complaining that their iPhone 7 Plus handsets are making a "hissing" noise especially when they do some heavy weight work. Some users note that this issue extends to the iPhone 7 as well. BusinessInsider reports:Stephen Hackett, cofounder of podcast network Relay FM, tweeted that his iPhone 7 Plus "makes terrible noises when under load," and shared an audio clip of the noise. TechCrunch writer (and former Apple employee) Darrell Etherington responded that his "brand new, just-unboxed [device is] doing the same thing right now." It sounds like the problem isn't affecting all devices, and it's not immediately clear what's behind it. Hackett said on Twitter that Apple will be replacing his device with a new one, which suggests it's a defect rather than just an unexpected quirk of the new smartphone's design. There's some speculation out there as to what's causing it - but nothing concrete yet. Engadget's Jon Fingas suggests it could be "coil whine," a...

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11:48
∞ Ken Block’s Gymkhana Nine “Raw Industrial...

I love these Ken Block videos. I can’t imagine being able to drive this well.

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11:48
Samsung’s battery crisis

Samsung execs on hearing there would be no major design of the iPhone 7:

So the top brass at Samsung Electronics Co., including phone chief D.J. Koh, decided to accelerate the launch of a new phone they were confident would dazzle consumers and capitalize on the opportunity, according to people familiar with the matter. They pushed suppliers to meet tighter deadlines, despite loads of new features, another person with direct knowledge said.

Safe to say that it didn’t work out so good for them. Still it’s hard to tell if the battery problem would have been caught even without the tighter deadlines.

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11:30
Selling your old iPhone? Go with Gazelle and benefit...

Have a new iPhone 7 or 7 Plus coming soon? If you head to Gazelle.com and get a price quote on what they'll pay you for your old iPhone (or other smartphone) before September 30, you'll have until November 18 to send the old phone in to Apple. Not only will you get Gazelle's great customer service (they ship for free in a box that is sent to you and pay quickly), but that's over a month that you can lock in the price on your old phone before your iPhone 7 arrives.

What's even better is that we're an affiliate partner of Gazelle, so every trade-in you make helps support the website. Either click the link above or the banner below to go to Gazelle's website, click on "Sell iPhone", then get a quote to get started. It's a fast, easy way to get cash for your old phone. 

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11:24
iPhone 7/7 Plus adoption rate looks similar to that...

During the first weekend of sales, the iPhone 7 grabbed 1% of the device market share, while the iPhone 7 Plus accounts for .2%. That’s about on par with the adoption rate of earlier Apple smartphone models, according to Localytics.

The research group says it’s important to note that this data doesn’t represent sales of the newest iPhone, but measures users who have received their phones and have started using apps. This year, many people decided to order online to avoid long lines which means these users will have to wait a couple weeks to get their hands on their new phone. Given that Apple is expected to sell 13 million phones this weekend, beating the first weekend of the “6S” models last year, these...

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11:11
Google Trips mobile app helps you craft the perfect...

Google today introduced Trips, a new app that lets you manage and organize everything about your vacations in one place. The app tries to solve a big pain point with international travel — Internet access — by automatically storing all your trip information offline, and it also makes suggestions during your trip based on what’s nearby to craft the perfect day plans… more…

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11:06
Google Trips is here to tame all your unruly travel...

Any trip creates a web of details that can be difficult to sort through. Google, whose main purpose is making sense of disparate bits of information, wants to bring its organizational talents to your next vacation.

The company released Google Trips for Android and iOS on Monday. The app takes details from your Gmail and puts them into an easy-to-view package so you can easily find your itinerary, hotel reservation, and get recommendations about what to do.

Google has dabbled in this space before, offering trip summaries in Google Now and organizing such details in the Inbox mail app. This is a more direct approach that puts these features more front and center with a...

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11:05
Apple's first weekend of iPhone 7 sales roughly...

The first weekend of iPhone 7 sales seems to have been on track with past iPhone launches, despite Apple's decision not to announce official numbers, according to early analytics data.

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11:05
Olympus' OM-D E-M1 Mark II is all about speed

Olympus is working on a new version of its flagship Micro Four Thirds camera, the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, which sports a high-speed TruePic VIII Image Processor that's 3.5 times faster than previous editions. The new camera also includes a 20.4 megapixel...

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11:02
Twitter’s new, longer tweets have arrived

Twitter has a lot of major problems but removing the pain point of this (relatively) minor problem is a nice little perk.

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10:57
The GoPro Hero5 Black: waterproof, stabilized, voice...

This just might be the GoPro that makes me buy a GoPro.

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10:44
Twitter removes character limit for photos, videos...

Right on schedule, Twitter's long-anticipated announcement goes live today: photos, videos, GIFs, polls and quoted tweets will no longer count towards the 140-character limit. The company is also testing out some new changes to the way @-replies func...

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10:43
Google Photos intros smart themed movies and faster...

Google Photos already makes movies using your photos, but they don't really have that personal touch. Where's that Facebook-style ability to automatically create videos around major life events? Relax, it's here: Google is trotting out a Photos updat...

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10:33
Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus Pre-Orders Shipping Sooner...

Many customers who pre-ordered a Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus received shipping estimates ranging into October and November, but it appears Apple is working hard to overcome supply constraints and get shipments out earlier than expected.

Starting this morning, MacRumors began hearing reports from customers who originally had deliveries scheduled for a month or two out but will now be receiving their devices over the course of the next few days.

MacRumors reader Daniel was told to expect his Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus in November, but will be receiving it tomorrow, while another customer had a delivery scheduled for October 4 to 10, but will instead receive his iPhone on Wednesday. There are also multiple reports on Twitter from customers who have had similar good...

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10:16
Pacifist 3.5.10 - $20.00

Pacifist opens up .pkg installer packages, .dmg disk images, .zip, .tar. tar.gz, .tar.bz2, .pax, and .xar archives and more, and lets you extract or install individual files out of them. This is useful if you need to install just one file out of a package instead of the entire package (for example, if you deleted your Preview application and need to reinstall it, but not the whole operating system), or if you want to inspect a downloaded package to see what it will do before installing it. Pacifist can also load some archive types over HTTP, in case you want to extract just a single file from a large .zip archive without waiting for the entire archive to download. Finally, Pacifist can examine the kernel extensions installed in your system to let you see what installer installed them, and whether the installer was made by Apple or a third-party.



Version 3.5.10:

  • Support for macOS 10.12 “Sierra” and its installer
  • Minor...
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10:05
Comcast's Netflix-on-X1 beta test starts...

It seems odd to hear, but it's real: this week Netflix will start to become available on Comcast cable boxes across the country. Announced a couple of months ago, the partnership is rolling out slowly as a beta test, so interested Comcast customers w...

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10:04
GoPro unveils $799 Karma flying camera drone, plus...

Karma, the long awaited first flying camera from GoPro, was unveiled on Monday with a starting price tag of $799, including a handheld stabilized grip for capturing shots on the ground. Also announced were waterproof and cloud-connected Hero5 and Session cameras, simplified video editing software for Apple's iOS, and a keychain-sized, Lightning-connected microSD card reader.

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10:00
Google wants to help find your next book to read

It doesn't matter if you've got the biggest or best shop in the world if you can't connect people to the things that they want. It's an issue that Google is hoping to address in its electronic bookstore with the launch of Discover, a new way to show...

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10:00
Olympus' PEN E-PL8 is a stylish Micro Four...

It wasn't too long ago that Olympus introduced its PEN-F camera, and now the company is following that up with a less expensive retro-looking model. Meet the PEN E-PL8, a Micro Four Thirds shooter with a 16.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor, a new TruePicT...

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09:55
Launch iPhone 7 purchasers predominantly upgraders,...

An analyst's examination of iPhone 7 buyers at launch sees more customers looking at 128GB models versus 256GB, with the vast majority of early buyers upgraders from older iPhones rather than switchers from Android.

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09:52
RailModeller Pro for OS X rolls to version 5.2

Isle of the Kakapo (http://www.isleofthekakapo.com/) has released RailModeller Pro 5.2, an update to their model railroad and slot car layout design solution for Mac OS X.

RailModeller Pro offers design tools that enable hobbyists to design model train and slot car track layouts via drag and drop. The app includes a library catalog covering over 200 track systems in all major model scales, allowing for custom designs of almost any layout a user can visualize. Version 5.2 adds:

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09:46
News: Apple investigating claims of sexism within...

Photo: Recode Apple Human Resources Chief Denise Young Smith said the company is investigating accusations of sexism among its employees, Recode reports. In emails first reported by Mic, a female employee said her male coworkers publicly joked about rape and created a “very toxic atmosphere” that persisted despite several complaints to management. She finally escalated the issue directly to CEO Tim Cook. “Rape jokes in work chat…

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09:46
A fleet of self-driving boats will ply Amsterdam...

Amsterdam's 60 miles of canals cover about a quarter of the city and have helped its citizens get around since the 17th century. While they've matched other trials in self-driving public transportation with their own buses, they aren't ignoring their...

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09:45
Maintain serves up Cocktail 10.0 (mac OS Sierra...

Maintain has served up Cocktail 10.0 (Sierra Edition), a new edition of Cocktail for users running macOS Sierra 10.12 (due for release tomorrow).

It’s a general purpose utility for macOS that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. The new version adds compatibility with Sierra and contains miscellaneous bug fixes, improvements and enhancements as well as updated Automator actions and Help files. It also comes with an automatic Pilot mode and more.

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09:33
Review: iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Apple’s new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus follow the company’s typical naming schedule — a new numbered iPhone is followed the year after by an “s” iteration, and the 7 is indeed the next step. But it’s possible to argue that this year feels a little different. This is the third straight year Apple has maintained the same basic form factor in its smartphone — iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus actually feature the same exact…

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: $50 iTunes Gift Card $42, 13”...

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09:30
This is GoPro's $799, foldable Karma drone

We knew it was coming, but after being delayed earlier this year, GoPro has finally unveiled its Karma drone. The new quadcopter is sleek, compact and foldable, designed to fit in most any backpack. To drive home that point, CEO and Founder Nick Wood...

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09:30
GoPro's Hero5 cameras are cloud-connected and...

It's no secret that GoPro had a new flagship action camera in the works, but you never know how rumors may pan out. Today, the company officially announced the Hero5 Black, featuring a 2-inch touch display, 12-megapixel photos (including RAW support)...

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09:24
The iPhone 7's sleeper hit feature is its...

Rumor has it that next year’s iPhone will have an OLED display, but the iPhone 7’s LCD display is more impressive than anyone expected.

The iPhone 7’s screen looks exactly the same as the 6 and 6s—it’s the same size and has the same resolution. But DisplayMate’s new iPhone 7 shoot-out, which compares the new phone to the iPhone 6, turned up a bunch of neat details.

Susie Ochs

Apple’s iPhone 7.

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09:21
Display Experts Claim that the iPhone 7 LCD Display...

In a report last week we noted that Samsung, LG, HTC, and others have all reached more impressive resolution numbers than the iPhone, but none of their Quad HD flagship displays looks much better than the iPhone's. Today, a new report published by display experts state that Apple's iPhone 7 has the best LCD display ever tested.

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09:04
Three Take Control books document Sierra and iOS 10

I’m a big fan of the Take Control books. While most of us would never read manuals (even if our machines had them), some folks want to know all the ins and outs of an OS. The Take Control books will give you a wealth of knowledge.

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09:03
News: Apple investigating bug that leaves iPhone 7...

Internal documents show Apple is investigating claims that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are leaving users without cellular service after they turn off Airplane Mode, MacRumors reports. The company has told service provides to suggest a hard reboot of the phone the fix the issue, and to remove and re-insert the phone’s SIM card if that doesn’t solve the problem....

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09:02
SpamSieve 2.9.25 - Robust spam filter for major...

SpamSieve is a robust spam filter for major email clients that uses powerful Bayesian spam filtering.

SpamSieve understands what your spam looks like in order to block it all, but also learns what your legitimate messages look like to avoid confusion. SpamSieve only marks spam in your email client so you never lose any mail.



Version 2.9.25:

  • Works with Apple Mail under macOS 10.12. It’s easiest if you update to SpamSieve 2.9.25 before updating to 10.12. In any case, if you don’t see the SpamSieve commands in Apple Mail’s Message menu, be sure to choose Install Apple Mail Plug-In from the SpamSieve menu. Otherwise, with the SpamSieve plug-in not installed, Mail will move good messages to the spam mailbox without consulting SpamSieve.
  • Made various changes to improve SpamSieve’s filtering accuracy.
  • Apple Mail
    • Improved the positioning of the SpamSieve items in Apple Mail’s Message menu.
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09:00
GigJam expands support for interaction styles and...

Today’s post was written by Vijay Mital, corporate vice president, Ambient Computing and Robotics.

GigJam helps you get work done across your network by sharing just the slice of information you want, with who you need—both inside and outside your company. We’re pleased to announce that we’ve added two major capabilities to the GigJam Preview.

GigJam expands support for interaction styles and content types

First, we added the ability to share slices of images, documents and live line-of-business information with people who aren’t online at the time of sending and expire that information in 24 hours. Second, we added the ability to redact arbitrary content from images, PDFs or slides, ensuring that an object in a picture, a text block or a particular bullet doesn’t even go over to the recipient.

Imagine you need to get input from a new supplier on part of a proposal, but they are in an all-day meeting. With GigJam, just summon the proposal and...

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09:00
YouTube find: iPhone 7 laps the Samsung Galaxy Note...

OK, we've got another video for you. We know that the iPhone 7 can survive a deep dunking in the cold Columbia River better than the Samsung Galaxy S7; in this video, the iPhone 7 goes head-to-head with a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in a speed test. David Rahimi of PhoneBuff has done similar tests with older iPhones, showing how the iPhone 6s nudged out the Note 7 in terms of real-life speed opening apps and performing similar tasks. 

Spoiler alert: it's not even a contest. The iPhone 7 goes all the way through the test suite twice before the Galaxy Note 7 finished the first "lap". At least the Galaxy Note 7 didn't explode during testing...

I'd love to see a similar test with the iPhone 7 Plus -- with 3GB of RAM -- against the Note 7.

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09:00
News: YouTube videos put iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus...

While we spent all weekend reviewing the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, plenty of YouTube users went looking for the most creative way to destroy theirs. An Infohut test proved that the new devices can survive being submerged in water, soda and even hot coffee with no ill effects inside, with the tester going so far as to crack open the phone after the test to prove no liquid got inside. Another video from So Bad So Good dunked the iPhone 7 in the ocean…

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08:52
Apple Lowers iPhone Screen Replacement Costs

Apple has lowered the iPhone screen replacement cost for AppleCare+ members to just $29, after raising it to $99 a year ago.

 

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08:38
Top new Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 features...

Along with the iPhone 7, I was able to go hands-on with both new flavors of Apple Watch: The Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2.

Apple Watch Series 1 doesn’t contain much new in the way of features, but it does come with a faster processor, which makes it worth considering. Series 2 is a larger upgrade, but depending on how you use your Apple Watch, it might not be large enough to warrant an extra $100.

Whatever the case may be, both new watches are much better than the notoriously slow original Apple Watch, which Apple no longer sells. Another thing that flew the coop with this latest update is the somewhat confusing Apple Watch Sport nomenclature. Now, it’s just Apple Watch, and you can get it in either Series 1 or Series 2.

Watch our hands-on video for an explanation of the new Apple Watch and a look at several of its new features....

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08:31
Cocktail 10.0.0.10 - General maintenance and...

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X 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 10.0.0.10:

  • Added compatibility with macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes, improvements, and enhancements
  • Updated Automator actions
  • Updated help files



  • macOS 10.12 or later



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08:20
Apple looking into glitch causing iPhone 7 to lose...

Apple is reportedly investigating a problem affecting the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus that causes the devices to lose cellular access after a person turns off Airplane Mode.

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08:17
Deals: 20% off 13" MacBook Pro; 15% off $50...

Shoppers this week can pick up a 13" MacBook Pro for $1,029.99 on eBay while supplies last. Or scoop up a $50 iTunes gift card for $42.50. The Complete iOS 9 & 10 Development Bundle is also 94% off.

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08:15
YouTube find: Deep water testing of iPhone 7 and...

YouTube channel EverythingApplePro has made a wildly popular video (over 1.5 million views) showing just how waterproof the newest iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S phone are. The results are incredible, with both phones surpassing their IPX7 (iPhone 7) and IPX8 ratings. The two phones are put into a hole-riddled paint can, then lowered into the Columbia River for 5 minutes at various depths.

If you don't want to watch it all the way through, the iPhone 7 did survive at 35 feet (10m) for 5 minutes, although it had a bit of water damage. The Galaxy S7 did not survive. 

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08:03
iPhone 7’s 25% brighter display only reaches max...

I’ve noticed a lot of people talking about how the new iPhone 7 display doesn’t appear to be brighter or even as bright as previous-gen iPhones despite Apple’s claim of a 25% brighter display versus iPhone 6s. That’s actually not the case, but there’s a reason it might appear that way…  more…

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08:00
The iPhone 7 is Proving Wildly Popular, but its new...

John Gruber posted a long and thorough review of the iPhone 7 last week and the one thing that stood out was his take on the new haptics-based Home Button replacing the classic mechanical Home Button. He thought it was awful. This weekend I trotted down to my local Apple Store to check it for myself.

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08:00
Daily Deal: FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth...

Not me - I have a little more hair and less beard... 

Worried that Apple's AirPods are too expensive and easy to lose? Then take a look at the new FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds, available at 66% off the usual price -- just $39.95!

I've tried these 'buds and they sound amazing! The two earbuds have those "ear hooks" so they stay in place while running or doing yard work, and when you're not listening, they attach to each other magnetically around your neck. Pull 'em apart, and they automatically link up to your iPhone. What other features do they have?

  • Designed to be sweat & water resistant
  • ...
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08:00
No need for 4K display on Apple's iPhone 7...

Apple's Wide Color display on the iPhone 7 is the iPhone's best yet, with a record high contrast ratio and record low reflectance according to a recent third party analysis, and the quality of the screen may cast doubt on rumors of a shift to OLED displays.

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08:00
iPhone 7's 'Best LCD Display Ever'...

DisplayMate Technologies has declared iPhone 7 has the "best LCD display" it has ever tested, calling it "truly impressive" and a "major upgrade" over the iPhone 6 based on a series of advanced viewing tests and measurements.

iPhone 7 achieved the highest color accuracy, peak brightness, and contrast rating in bright light of any smartphone display, the highest contrast ratio of any IPS LCD display, and the lowest screen reflectance of any smartphone display.

Apple's latest flagship smartphone also has image contrast and intensity described as "visually indistinguishable from perfect," and the smallest color variation when viewing the screen at an angle of any smartphone display.

Color Accuracy and Power Efficiency

iPhone 7 has two color gamuts, including a new 26% larger DCI-P3 Wide Color Gamut, as found in 4K TVs,...

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07:59
iPhone 7 display analysis shows record performance...

Apple made a point of noting that its new iPhone 7 display is its brightest iPhone display ever, and new in-depth analysis from DisplayMate shows it also breaks records in many other key areas making it one of the best performing displays DisplayMate has ever tested.

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07:51
Three Take Control Books Document Sierra and iOS 10

As Apple releases iOS 10 and Sierra, we have three Take Control books available to help you install the updates and explore the new features.

 

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07:32
∞ iPhone 7 vs Galaxy S7 in deep water test

[VIDEO] This is a pretty cool test. No spoilers, save to say that the phones were dropped several times, at successive depths, until the final drop to 35 feet. Suffice it to say, this is way more water exposure than most folks will subject their phones to, but good to know how they fare.

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07:26
SMARTReporter 3.1.11 - Hard drive pre-failure...

SMARTReporter is an application that can warn you of some hard disk drive failures before they actually happen! It does so by periodically polling the S.M.A.R.T. status of your hard disk drive. S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a technology built into most modern hard disk drives that acts as an "early warning system" for pending hard disk drive problems. SMARTReporter can notify you of impending hard disk drive failures by sending e-mails, displaying a warning dialog or executing an application. The current status of your hard disk drives is always displayed through the customizable menu item. Because SMARTReporter relies on the S.M.A.R.T. implementation of OS X, it only supports ATA, SATA or eSATA hard disk drives, if you want S.M.A.R.T. support for your FireWire hard disk drive, send feedback to Apple. Please note that a S.M.A.R.T. alert doesn't mean that your HDD will completely fail for sure, nor can S.M.A.R.T. catch all...

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07:26
Apple may sell 100 million new iPhones by year’s end

Apple may sell up to 100 million iPhone 7s by the end of the year thanks to better-than-expected initial sales, likely a direct result of rival Samsung's recall of the Galaxy Note 7, according to a report from South Korean analysts.

Korean component vendors for Apple expected a volume of 80 million to 85 million units, but this has jumped by between 17-25% to over 100 million by the end of the year, said IBK Investment & Securities analyst Lee Seung-woo. "The order to stop using the Galaxy Note 7 and continuous incidents of them exploding in the US likely have leaned US consumers towards the iPhone," said Lee, in a note to clients — as noted by ZDNet. "It is indisputable that the Galaxy Note 7 incident has become a huge...

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07:24
Inside iOS 10: 3D Touch allows renaming folders,...

Apple's pressure sensitive 3D Touch technology expands in small but meaningful ways with iOS 10, including the ability to quickly rename app folders, or clear all alerts from Notification Center.

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07:21
My iPhone 7 Plus is emitting noise from its logic...

Stephen Hackett, writing for 512 Pixels:

As my iPhone 7 Plus was restoring from iCloud, I thought I noticed some sound. After picking the device up from my desk, it was clear the sounds are coming from back of the phone, possibly from the CPU. It seems to get worse if the iPhone is under load. It’s loud enough to be heard even if the iPhone is just sitting on the table. I don’t have to put it up to my ear to hear it.

Follow the link if you want to hear the hissing for yourself.

I’ve heard from several other people with similar experiences, and others who are saying past iOS devices have displayed this issue. I’ve handled more devices than most, and haven’t come across this.

I’m not saying this is some widespread problem; I just wanted to share my experience with others who may be having it too.

I’ve never heard of this sort of thing before. The only self-moving part inside the iPhone is the taptic engine, and that wouldn’t make a hissing noise. Is...

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07:20
Some iPhone 7 models experiencing problems with...

While Airplane Mode is designed to switch off all the iPhone’s radios, they should promptly switch themselves on again after cancelling flight-safe mode. According to internal documents seen by MacRumors, however, some iPhone 7 models are not regaining mobile services when Airplane Mode is cancelled.

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07:20
Apple is investigating an iPhone 7/7 Plus issue...

Apple is investigating an iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus issue that can result in the loss of cellular service after turning off Airplane Mode on the devices, according to internal documents obtained by MacRumors. 

Until it’s resolved, Apple has advised authorized service providers to instruct customers to restart the affected smartphone. If no service persists, Apple advises customers to remove and re-insert the device's SIM card.

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07:11
iOS 10: Walkthrough of iOS 10’s new lock screen

There’s a surprising amount to learn about the iOS 10 lock screen. Nice writeup by Dave Chartier.

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07:07
10 cool little things to try in iOS 10

This is a nice little collection, definitely worth a read. My favorite is to tell Siri:

Show me pictures of my cats

Obviously, you’ll want to replace “my cats” with something that makes sense for you. This was a bit hit-or-miss for me, but I like the direction. Asking Siri to search for cats worked flawlessly for me. Other searches were way off or prompted Siri to turn to the web, which was not what I intended.

But this one also worked flawlessly:

Show me pictures of food

I had no idea I took so many pictures of stuff I like to eat. And now I’m hungry.

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07:05
Comment: Can Apple persuade a long-time wired...

I’m personally still very happy with my ultra-pocketable iPhone SE so I have no plans to buy the iPhone 7, but with Apple touting a brave new wireless future, I thought the launch would make an opportune moment to decide whether or not it was time for me to make the switch from a wired world.

Those who know me are often surprised to find that I wasn’t one of the first to switch to wireless headphones. I have a well-known aversion to wires, even going so far as commissioning a bespoke desk to hide them away out of sight. But while I’ve tried a few wireless headphones over the years, I’ve always come back to my wired Bowers & Wilkins P5 …

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07:00
NeXT-era Steve Jobs photos

This is a small collection of 8 NeXT-era photos, each with a detailed caption. I thought these were worth a look.

My favorite is this one, taken in Palo Alto in 1986.

Here’s that caption:

NeXT design director Eddie Lee said that Steve had a way of “smiling shit at you” when he was getting mad. His head would go down and he’d make this sort of uncomfortable half smile, and you knew you were about to get crushed. Decisions in early team meetings such as this one were fraught with tension because the team was writing its business plan as it went along. One pivotal decision made was to build both the hardware and the software for the NeXT computer, a vastly harder prospect than their original idea to build only software. While still shaping every detail...

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06:52
Truck full of iPhones hijacked using chili powder
06:49
Fantastical calendar app gains updated iOS 10-style...

Even if you love Apple’s built-in Calendar apps on iOS 10 and watchOS 3, Fantastical for iOS and watchOS is the best way to view a streamlined list view of both your upcoming appointments and scheduled reminders. I use both apps but Fantastical is my primary calendar (and you can sort of remove stock apps now).

Over the weekend, Fantastical for iOS was refreshed with a much-needed iOS 10 update that supports the new iOS 10 widget styles. Before iOS 10, widgets could be any size which made Fantastical’s month calendar widget very useful, but it didn’t fit iOS 10 without an update.

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06:46
The iFixit iPhone 7 Plus teardown

A few things really struck me while making my way through this teardown of the iPhone 7 Plus.

The iPhone cover/display flips to the side, like opening a book. Good to know this if you ever plan to open yours.

The edge of the iPhone cover is rimmed with a caulk-like adhesive, which acts like a gasket to keep liquids out, aid waterproofing (water-resistancing?)

The iPhone is filled with lots of tri-point screws, similar to the ones used inside the Apple Watch.

Finally, I found this to be an incredibly good looking design, at least to my untrained eye. Good stuff.

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06:43
Samsung Note 7 battery fire woes triggered by rush...

The battery fires and eventual recall of the Galaxy Note 7 can all be traced to Samsung executives wanting to rush the phone, based on rumors Apple's iPhone 7 wouldn't have any major improvements, according to a report.

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06:43
News: Hiss heard coming from iPhone 7 and iPhone 7...

A faint hiss — thought to be coming from the A10 processor — can be heard coming from iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus units when the devices are under a heavy workload. After the issue was first reported by 512 Pixels’ Stephen Hackett, we went back and listened to our new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices while they were running and could hear the sound coming from the back of the phone, near where the processor is located. Hackett claimed…

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06:40
KeyCue 8.2 - Displays all menu shortcut commands.

KeyCue has always been a handy tool for learning and remembering keyboard shortcuts. With a simple keystroke or click, KeyCue displays a table with all available keyboard shortcuts, system-wide hotkeys, as well as key combinations for triggering macros in Keyboard Maestro, QuicKeys and iKey. But KeyCue 8.0 contains a bunch of new features that take KeyCue to a whole new level. Gone are the days when KeyCue was nothing more than a menu shortcut viewer.

KeyCue 8 offers a flexible new way to define a wide variety of triggers, which can be combinations of modifier keystrokes and mouse clicks. These triggers can be used to perform different actions, like bringing up the KeyCue sheet for selected types of shortcuts, opening the KeyCue settings window, or other actions.

A completely new action that can be assigned to a trigger is to show a collection of your frequently used URLs. Simply define your own favorite URL collection together with your preferred...

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06:26
Using the ‘People’ feature of iOS 10 Photos

With iOS 10, it’s easier to find folks in your photos. In the Photos app, there’s a section of the app called “People.” 

It uses Apple’s facial technology to group pictures of the same people together. Hit “Select” on this screen, and you can identify the people in the pictures or combine identifications.

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06:19
Users rush to migrate from Linear TV Services

New data from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) has found that revenues from SVOD (subscription video on demand) services, such as Netflix and Amazon, are set to more than double from $14.6 billion this year, to $34.6 billion in 2021. Netflix now sees US subscriber numbers level with leading network providers DirecTV & Comcast (47 million and 47.7 million respectively).

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06:18
Apple Investigating iPhone 7 Bug Causing 'No...

Apple is aware of and investigating an iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus issue that can result in the loss of cellular service after turning off Airplane Mode on the devices, according to internal documents obtained by MacRumors.

In the meantime, Apple has advised authorized service providers to instruct customers to restart the affected iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus. If no service persists, Apple advises customers to remove and re-insert the device's SIM card.

In a video shared with MacRumors by reader Yasser El-Haggan, an iPhone 7 can be seen with no service alongside an iPhone 6s with two bars of LTE after Airplane Mode is toggled off on both devices. Both of the iPhones are said to be AT&T models, which means the iPhone 7 has an...

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06:15
Defame 2.0.1 for Mac OS X gets updated user interface

Einstein's legacy has announced Deframe 2.0.1 (http://www.einsteinslegacy.com), an update to their video post-production utility for OS X. It provides a way to extract and repurpose the images and segments from their video assets.

Those extractions can be used by other application or shared via internet-based applications like Facebook, Twitter and Vimeo. Version 2.0.1 introduces an enhanced user interface, new data types and a simplified extraction workflow.

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06:08
Kool Tools: ThinEdge bumper case for the iPhone

CAZE’s $22.90 ThinEdge bumper (http://tinyurl.com/jxj76z6) for iPhone 7/ 7 Plus measures just 0.8mm. Constructed of lightweight, hard-shell plastic, it case offers sleek and stylish protection and comes with two different colored fasteners for you to personalize your Apple smartphone.

The ThinEdge black bumper has a similar color tone as the new black iPhone 7, so it’s a perfect match to the shiny jet black and matte black models.

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: The Complete SNES Bluetooth...

In our iLounge Deal for today, you can pick up The Complete SNES Bluetooth Controller Kit for only $49.99. This kit includes a retro Bluetooth controller that you can use to play modern games on your iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, and more with the feel of an old-school game controller, and you can even play multiplayer iOS games with two controllers using the dual-keyboard code system. In addition, this kit provides a Retro Receiver for SNES console…

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05:55
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to keynote Postgres...

Apple co-founder Steve “Woz” Wozniak will keynote Postgres Vision 2016, the international conference for technology and industry visionaries to explore the future of enterprise Postgres, open source, entrepreneurship, and innovation.  Postgres Vision will be held Oct. 11-13, 2016, at the iconic Innovation Hangar (iHangar) in the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco. Registration is $99.

He helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple's first line of products the Apple I and II and influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with Wozniak's Apple I personal computer. The following year, he introduced his Apple II personal computer, featuring a central processing unit, a keyboard, color graphics, and a floppy disk drive. The Apple II was integral in launching the personal computer industry.

In 1981, Woz went back to UC Berkeley and finished his degree in electrical...

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05:45
iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Exhibiting 'Hissing'...

After the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus began arriving to the first round of pre-order customers on Friday, a few users noticed what's become known as a "hissing" sound emanating from the back of the device, where the Apple logo is located. The first reports began on Friday, but the occurrence gained ground when 512 Pixels' Stephen Hackett tweeted about it, posting a video with the "terrible noises" produced by his iPhone clearly audible, which he determined to be caused by heavy performance at the time.

When he brought the issue to AppleCare, Hackett was told to bring the iPhone into an Apple retail location to swap it out, but...

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05:15
Some iPhone 7 users report hissing sounds, no clear...

The iPhone 7 may, in fact, hiss at you.

A number of early iPhone 7 adopters have reported that both the regular iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus producing hissing sounds when they’re subjected to a heavy processor workload, such as a game. They continue to function, but it’s a bit disconcerting when most phones are virtually silent.

It’s currently unknown as to what’s causing the hissing sound and suspected causes include coil whine or similar electromagnetic effects.

The issue doesn’t seem to be appearing for everyone and a number of users have put their iPhone 7 under considerable workloads with no hissing whatsoever, thereby giving rise to the idea that the hissing may be due to a manufacturing issue instead of an inherent design quirk.

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05:00
Samsung cites new, operational Note 7 stock by...

If you’re worried about the battery on your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 catching fire, replacements are on the way.

On Friday, Samsung announced that along with a formal, CPSC-backed recall of the Galaxy Note 7 in the United States, the company provided an update on when its new, replacement Note 7s ( will reach retailers: they’ll be arriving by next week.

The company offered the following:

“We confirmed that new Note 7 replacement devices will be available in the United States at most retail locations no later than September 21st, 2016,” the company said in a statement.

Granted, some carriers and retailers could have stock earlier, but it looks like Wednesday is the date Samsung is targeting to have most locations replenished...

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04:59
Samsung’s exploding phones the result of a rush to...

The root cause of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explosions and fires that forced the company to recall all 2.5 million devices sold was the company rushing to market ahead of the iPhone 7 launch, claim Bloomberg sources. Based on reports that the iPhone 7 would be a ‘dull’ upgrade, the company decided to take advantage by bringing forward its own launch.

The top brass at Samsung Electronics, including phone chief D.J. Koh, decided to accelerate the launch of a new phone they were confident would dazzle consumers and capitalize on the opportunity, according to people familiar with the matter. They pushed suppliers to meet tighter deadlines, despite loads of new features...

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04:57
Robot cars will make up most of Lyft’s rides in five...

Autonomous self-driving cars are set to take off but they are less likely to be driven by private owners and will in all probability be part of networks operated by ride-hailing services, according to Lyft’s view of the future of transportation.

The ride-hailing company expects that Lyft rides in the robot cars will outstrip those in cars driven by human drivers within the next five years in the U.S, according to John Zimmer, its co-founder and president.

Ride-hailing companies, car makers and tech firms are eyeing autonomous cars as the next big opportunity. Uber Technologies tested its ride-hailing autonomous cars on the streets of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania recently, with a driver ready to step in during an emergency. Lyft says it is testing an on-demand network of autonomous vehicles in Phoenix and San Francisco in partnership with General Motors, which in January also invested US$500 million in Lyft.

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04:49
Late Night Host James Corden in New Apple Music Ad...

During the Emmy Awards show last night, a new Apple Music ad was run featuring 'Late Night Show' host James Corden, who had driven Apple's CEO to the Apple iPhone Event on September 7, 2016. In this new Ad, Corden makes several off-the-wall pitches for Apple Music ads before Apple Music execs Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine and Bozoma Saint John.

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04:41
Inside iOS 10: See everything that's new in...

Now that iOS 10 is out in the hands of iPhone and iPad users around the world, AppleInsider offers a deeper look at the major feature additions Apple implemented in Messages, including emoji replacement, text bubble animations, rich links and the iMessage App Store.

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04:30
How to enable ‘Rest Finger to Open’ in iOS 10

iOS 10 requires you to physically press the home button to unlock your devices, instead of just making contact for the Touch ID fingerprint scanner as before.

You can change this. Go to: Settings > General > Accessibility > Home Button and enable: “Rest Finger to Open” to get the old method back.

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04:26
External Link: Mac OS Users Who Are Keeping It...

Forget macOS, there are a number of Mac users who still haven’t made the leap to Mac OS X. Ars Technica profiles the people who stick to the 16-year-old Mac OS 9 and reveals some fascinating reasons for why they persist with such a hoary operating system. For some, it’s a matter of cost, but for others, the classic Mac OS actually maintains technical advantages. In particular, some audio professionals prefer Mac OS 9 for its low latency, high speed, and bevy of free production software.

 

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04:21
External Link: Solving “No Carrier” Problems with T...

Peter Cohen reports that many T-Mobile customers who updated an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, or iPhone SE to iOS 10 suddenly had trouble getting cell service on their phones. Power cycling the iPhone fixed the problem temporarily, but you can now eliminate the error permanently with a carrier update from T-Mobile. Apply it by going to Settings > General > About.

 

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04:16
iPhone 7 ‘laps’ Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in real-life...

Benchmark scores have already shown us that the iPhone 7 is theoretically faster than a standard MacBook Air, but they always raise the question how much difference such performance makes to real-life use. One realistic speed test carried out by PhoneBuff seems to quite convincingly demonstrate that the answer is ‘a lot.’

The test pits the iPhone 7 against the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 by opening a bunch of commonly-used apps – including some heavy-duty games – and having them create a timelapse from the same video …

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04:00
Need to give your iMac some wheels? Check out...

Need to take your super-sized iMac on the road? The $655 Transport 27-inch iMac w/Wheels Air Case is for you.

It measures 29 x 26 x 12.5 inches, has interior dimensions of 25.5 x 23 x 9.5 inches, and weighs 19.2 pounds.

The Transport is designed for toughness. Its exterior is made of durable 1050 Denier Ballistic Nylon Exterior, which is water-and abrasion-resistant, yet light weight. It sports #10 YKK zippers, welded steel D-rings, and more.

A Datapanel integrates a shipping document window, business card holder, and engraveable metal I.D. plate The shipping document window, which is removable, fits an international waybill. The window is user-replaceable if it gets worn or damaged.

The Transport's ruggedness is reinforced by seatbelt grade webbing, reinforced seams and stress points. It sports a heavy-duty wheel and handle...

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03:49
New Apple Ads Promote Low-Light Camera & Water...

Apple has released three new ads with two promoting water resistance for the the iPhone and Apple Watch Series 2 while the third promotes the iPhone 7's low-light camera.

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03:30
Settings in iOS 10: Every notable change you need to...

iOS’s Settings app is the quiet MVP of Apple’s mobile operating system: It’s the place you go to when you need to get something done, and get it done your way. So whenever you update iOS on your iPhone or iPad, it pays to peruse the settings to find, enable, and configure any new features just to your liking. The biggies for iOS 10? Maps, with its plethora of new features, and Siri, since she now supports third-party app integration.

Here’s a rundown of the major changes in Settings in iOS 10, as well as some key settings that didn’t change, but you still might want to revisit. If you’ve got any questions, hit us up in the comments. 

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03:15
New Video Demonstrates How iPhone 7 Fares in Deep...

YouTube channel EverythingApplePro posted a video over the weekend demonstrating how the iPhone 7 fares in an extreme deep water test. The video, titled "How Deep Before it Dies?", shows an iPhone 7 and a Samsung Galaxy S7 being lowered into the ocean at increasingly lower depths.

Apple's iPhone 7 series is certified to IP67 standard water resistance, which means the handsets are built to withstand being submerged in up to 1 meter (about 3.28 feet) of water for half an hour at most. Samsung's handset carries the higher IP68 certification, indicating it can withstand continuous immersion in over 1 meter (3.28 feet) depths, or up to five feet, according to Samsung).

The first test drops the devices down 5 feet, exceeding the 3.28 feet rating that IP67 standard...

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03:12
Alfred 3.1.1 - Quick launcher for apps and more.

Alfred is an award-winning productivity application for OS X. Alfred saves you time when you search for files online or on your Mac. Be more productive with hotkeys, keywords, and file actions at your fingertips.

Loads of app-launching, file-searching goodness - free for you to download and use with no strings attached. Alfred is the ultimate productivity tool for your Mac. Get it and see for yourself.

Get the Powerpack. Discover the Powerpack, a set of incredibly powerful features, built on top of the robust core of Alfred and integrated with OS X.

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02:53
Safari Technology Preview 10.0 - 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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02:36
Apple Digital Camera RAW Compatibility 6.21 - Adds...

Apple Digital Camera RAW Compatibility update adds RAW image compatibility to OS X 10.11 El Capitan. For more information on supported RAW formats, see https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205272.



Version 6.21:

  • Adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to OS X 10.11 El Capitan:
    • Fujifilm X-Pro2
    • Pentax K-1



    • OS X 10.11 or later



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Sunday September 18

23:59
iPhone 7: How to force restart, enter Recovery Mode...

Since the Home button on iPhone 7 isn’t a mechanical button anymore, and is instead a capacitive solid-state button controlled by software, it’s no surprise that performing hard resets, entering recovery, and entering into DFU mode no longer works the same way on iPhone 7.

The good news is that you’ll only need to adopt a new button combination to perform each of these tasks. Have a look at our full video walkthrough, and we’ll show you how.
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22:28
James Corden joins Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine and Bozoma...

Late night talk show host James Corden on Sunday became the latest celebrity to feature in an Apple Music ad, with the "Carpool Karaoke" creator joining Apple executives Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine and Bozoma Saint John for a humorous TV spot that aired during ABC's presentation of the Emmy Awards.

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22:24
∞ The all-new Apple Music

I wish Apple would stop trying to do comedy. I really wish they’d stop trying to do comedy with James Corden.

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21:12
Enable Push Notifications In macOS Server 5.2 On...

Push Notifications can be used in most every service that macOS Server 5.2 (for Sierra) can run. Any service that requiring Push Notifications will often provide the ability to setup APNS during the configuration of the service. But at this point, I usually just set up Push Notifications when I setup a new server.

To enable Push Notifications for services, you’ll first need to have a valid AppleID. Once you have an AppleID, open the Server app and then click on the name of the server. Then click on the Settings screen and click on the checkbox for Notifications.

At the Settings screen for your server, click on the check-box for Apple Push Notifications (APN). Next, click on another screen...

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20:59
Time Out 2.1b2 - Break reminder tool with micro-...

Time Out helps remind you to take work breaks throughout the day. It has two kinds of breaks: a "Normal" break, typically for 10 minutes after 50 minutes of work, so you can move about and relax, plus a "Micro" break: a very brief pause of typically 10 seconds every 10 minutes, so you can remember not to tense up too much for long periods.

You can configure how long each kind of break lasts, and how long between breaks, or disable each kind. Each Time Out is announced via the screen slowly dimming, with related graphics materializing, and when the break is complete, it fades out again, optionally playing a sound. You can change the time these transitions take... and you can even change the color and the level of transparency during the break. So if you like, you can make it mostly transparent so you can continue reading while on your break... though it's better for you if you give your eyes a rest during the Time Out.

Note: This...

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20:59
Things 2.8.7 - Elegant personal task management.

Things is a task management solution that helps to organize your tasks in an elegant and intuitive way. Things combines powerful features with simplicity through the use of tags and its intelligent filter bar. A Leopard style source list allows for quick and easy focusing. Together with a beautiful user interface, Things aims at the seemingly impossible: making task management both easy and fun.

Our screencast is a great introduction. Learn from our users why Things is different by visiting either on i use this or Newsvine.

  • The big picture. A Leopard-style source list lets you easily focus without...
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20:59
BetterTouchTool 1.86 - Customize Multi-Touch...

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

These gestures are customizable:

  • Magic Mouse:
    • Pinch in / out (zoom)
    • single-finger tap left
    • single-finger tap right
    • single-finger tap middle
    • single-finger tap
    • single-finger click middle
    • two-finger tap
    • two-finger click
    • two-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • two-finger tip tap left/right
    • three-finger tap
    • three-finger click
    • three-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • four-finger swipe up/down
    • four-finger click
    • TipTap left/right
  • Touchpad:
    • single-finger tap top-left
    • single-finger tap top-right
    • single-finger tap top-middle
    • single-finger tap bottom-left
    • single-finger tap bottom-right
    • single-...
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20:59
Bookends 12.7.5 - Reference management and...

Bookends is a full-featured bibliography/reference and information-management system for students and professionals.

  • Bookends uses the cloud to sync reference libraries on all the Macs you use. Access the power of Bookends directly from Mellel, Nisus Writer Pro, or MS Word (including Word 2016): Bookends allows you to scan your existing word-processor files and automatically generate finished manuscripts with properly formatted bibliographies. You can also scan Apple Pages '08, '09, and 5, Manuscripts.app, and LibreOffice/OpenOffice 4 files, or RTF files saved from any word processor.
  • Bookends allows you to share your references over the Internet with anyone, on any platform. And with Bookends, you can directly search and import references from...
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20:34
Apple Releases Swift 3.0, 'Not Source-...

An anonymous Slashdot reader quotes InfoWorld:

"Move fast and break things," the saying goes. Apple does both with the 3.0 version of its Swift programming language...its first full point revision since it became an open source project... In a blog post detailing the full body of changes for Swift 3.0, Apple singled out the two biggest breaking changes. The first is better translation of Objective-C APIs into Swift, meaning that code imported from Objective-C and translated into Swift will be more readable and Swift-like. The bad news is any code previously imported from Objective-C into Swift will not work in Swift 3; it will need to be re-imported.

The other major change... Most every item referenced in the standard library has been renamed to be less wordy. But again, this brings bad news for anyone with an existing Swift codebase: Apple says "the proposed changes are massively source-breaking for Swift code, and will require a migrator to translate Swift 2 code...

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19:53
James Corden Pitches Apple Music in New Ad

Apple debuted a new Apple Music ad tonight during the 2016 Emmy Awards, featuring "Late Late Show" host James Corden pitching commercial ideas to Apple Music executives Jimmy Iovine, Eddy Cue and Bozoma Saint John.

Iovine, Cue and Saint John task Corden with pitching commercial ideas that can easily get across some Apple Music features, like offline listening, hand-picked playlists and over 40 million songs. Instead, Corden pitches a series of ads where he dresses up like iconic music acts.

After he's rejected, Corden pitches more specific commercials where he hands a thirsty boy in a desert an iPhone with Apple Music and where he dives in a body of water filled with 40 million apples. After a few more desperate pitches, the commercial cuts to black with white lettering mentioning that Apple Music has offline listening, hand-picked playlists and over...

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Logitech SmartDock and Skype For Business Com...
Logitech has announced Logitech SmartDock, an AV meeting room solution designed in collaboration with Microsoft. Logitech SmartDock works with Skype for Business and qualified devices, including... Read more
27-inch iMacs on sale for up to $220 off MSRP
B&H Photo has 27″ Apple iMacs on sale for up to $200 off MSRP including free shipping plus NY sales tax only: - 27″ 3.3GHz iMac 5K: $2099 $200 off MSRP - 27″ 3.2GHz/1TB Fusion iMac 5K: $1899.99 $... Read more

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