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Thursday June 15

16:48
First Survey shows that a Little under Half of Apple...

The official polling partner for POLITICO, Fortune and Bloomberg News has done a poll on home devices using digital assistants like Echo, Google Home, Apple's new HomePod and others. The poll conducted June 8-12 asked people which feature is most important in purchasing a home assistant. In the end about half of Apple's fan base are interested in the the new device.

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16:32
With power & software improvements, how close is...

Last night, a set of benchmarks emerged showing just how powerful Apple’s iPad Pro lineup has become, even beating the top-tier MacBook Pro in some instances. Apple continues to market the iPad Pro as a PC replacement, and with the improvements in iOS 11, it seems the device is as close to that as ever before.

Could/has the iPad Pro replace your laptop or desktop?

more…

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16:03
Art, History and 3D Printing


The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California, last month debuted its Reboot Reality exhibit, which includes numerous installations with an interactive component. Visitors can don Occulus VR headsets to appreciate classical works of art in virtual reality -- a completely new museum experience. There long has been a debate on what constitutes "art" -- and opinions have differed as to how music, film, radio and TV fit in. In recent years, there have been compelling arguments both for and against the designation of video games as "art."

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15:57
Hands-On With watchOS 4: Siri Watch Face, Apple Pay...

This fall Apple plans to introduce an all new version of watchOS, the operating system that runs on the Apple Watch. watchOS 4 is faster, more efficient, includes new tools for developers, and offers up some thoughtful interface refinements.

To get a glimpse of the new features you can expect to see on your Apple Watch when watchOS 4 launches this fall, check out our hands-on video.

Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.

watchOS 4 brings a new Siri watch face that offers up dynamic, personalized information that changes based on the time of day. Siri can display weather info, calendar appointments, reminders, HomeKit controls, news alerts, and tons more, right on the watch face.

There's also a new Kaleidoscope watch face that turns any photo into a colorful animation, and Apple's adding a Toy Story face starring animated versions of Woody, Jessie,...

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15:52
Apple Airport not on latest 'Vault 7' list...




The latest dump of "leaked" documents from WikiLeaks reportedly from the CIA details the "Cherry Blossom" firmware modification program, which allowed intelligence agencies to change firmware in a networking company's factories -- but Apple Airport hardware appears to be unaffected by the effort.

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15:35
Apple First Publicly Filed the 'HomePod'...

Apple filed for their new 'HomePod' speaker trademark in Canada the very day that it was announced on June fifth. Apple's filing was made under International Class 09. Apple's filing of course covers such things as audio speakers; audio amplifiers and receivers; music digital audio players and recorders; sound recording and reproducing apparatus," but it also covers "controlling and monitoring consumer electronics devices, lighting, appliances and more that's part of Apple's Home hub system via HomeKit.

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15:25
Lowest Price Ever: 32GB Apple TV for $99 ($50 off)...




While supplies last, shoppers can save $50 instantly on Apple's 4th generation 32GB TV, bringing the price down to $99 with free shipping and no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. At under $100, this is the lowest price we've seen to date from an Apple authorized reseller.

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14:56
2017 4K, 5K iMacs won't support Target Display...




Apple has definitively stated that new 2017 iMacs will not support Target Display Mode, a feature that previously allowed some iMac models between 2009 and 2014 to use their built-in display as an external monitor for another Mac connected via Mini Display Port or Thunderbolt.

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14:42
Report claims Nest open to HomeKit compatibility,...




A new report claims that Google's smart thermostat and smart home hardware vendor Nest is considering a move to support HomeKit -- but few hard details are available and new information suggests that compatibility isn't coming any time soon.

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14:22
AWT News Update: June 15, 2017

The super-speedy iPad Pro

Already halfway through the month of June? Tell us it's not true! At least we have some good news to keep you from getting too depressed. 

  • Apple World Today has just posted a video "first look" at macOS High Sierra that all Mac owners should watch
  • Those new iPad Pros are not only fast, but they're actually faster in many ways than Apple's top-of-the-line MacBook Pro
  • IBM is setting up "Garages" where developers will create apps for the Apple-IBM MobileFirst initiative.
  • Alphabet's Nest may be looking at supporting Apple HomeKit after an announcement last week at WWDC that software authentication of accessories will now be accepted

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The...

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14:03
Vintage Analog Hardware vs Apollo and Unison Plug‑Ins

Jacquire King speaks the same way he produces and mixes records: he’s direct, to-the-point, and avoids unnecessary hype. It’s an approach that has served the 50-year-old Washington, D.C. native well, from his previous perch at Nashville’s legendary Blackbird Studios to his Grammy-winning work with Kings of Leon, Buddy Guy, and Tom Waits.

This video demonstrates perfectly why I love Universal Audio so much for recording and mixing. They care so deeply about matching their plug-ins to the analog counterparts that you can’t tell the difference. I use an older Apollo twin and UA plug-ins in all of my recordings.

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14:03
macOS High Sierra: A First Look

Last week we brought you a video highlighting some of the features of the upcoming iOS 11 release. Today, we're happy to show you a similar video that covers several of the marquee features of macOS 10.13 "High Sierra". 

Like the video? Be sure to give it a "thumbs-up" on YouTube. You can get notified of all of our video releases by subscribing to the Apple World Today YouTube channel

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14:01
Analyst predicts sales of 41.5 million iPhones in...

In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri forecasts shipments of 41.5 million iPhone units in the current June 2017 quarter. This would be an increase from the 40.4 million smartphones the tech giant sold in the June quarter of 2016.

While the "iPhone 8" could be announced in the September quarter, Arcuri doesn't expect it to find its way into the hands of consumers until the December quarter. He thinks the timing of the launch is largely irrelevant, as he sees the handset being a "powder keg" for sales and the company's stock price.

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13:45
Review: AKG N60 On-Ear Headphones

It wasn’t too long ago that Active Noise Cancelling was a magic trick owned by one company, on one type of headphone, with one sound signature. Now it seems like ANC is everywhere, available in over-ear, in-ear, and battery-free in-ear Lightning headphones. AKG’s N60 on-ear headphones with ANC adds even more choice for the consumer. We trusted our ears to the N60 for a few weeks of commuting; the N60 has some minor ergonomic issues and can’t deliver complete silence, but we found it to be a solid choice if you’re a fan of on-ear headphones.
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13:37
Scott Forstall to talk about creating the iPhone

The iPhone 360 explores the story of iPhone, from its prehistory, inception, and launch, to its evolution and impact. Coinciding with the 10th anniversary year of the iPhone launch in 2007, iPhone 360 includes integrated initiatives across the Computer History Museum to create new collections of artifacts and oral histories, scholarly research and insights, dynamic events, and educational content and curriculum.

Scott has been very quiet since leaving Apple a few years ago, so this should be an interesting discussion.

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13:19
News: Canada bans locked cellphones and unlocking...

The Canadian Radio and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has announced that as of Dec. 1, 2017, all cell phones and other mobile devices sold in Canada must be provided unlocked. Further, as of that date, Canadian cellular carriers will also be prohibited from charging any fees for individual and small business wireless service customers to have their mobile devices unlocked....

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13:12
Apple First Files 'iMac Pro' Trademark in...

Yesterday Apple filed for their new iMac Pro' trademark in Europe in two formats; one being a 'stylized' version and the other shown to be presented in all caps. Apple's iMac Pro was first revealed during their WWDC 2017 keynote on June 5 with a shipping time frame being late in Q4.

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12:52
Apple Music rival Spotify tops 140 million free...




Keeping ahead of Apple in on-demand streaming, Spotify on Thursday revealed that it has over 140 million active users worldwide, including both Premium customers and people on its free ad-supported tier.

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12:06
Safari Technology Preview 11.0 - The newest browser...

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

Features

  • Shared Links Extensibility. Use the new Shared Links API extension to add link suggestions to the shared links feed on Safari for OS X and iOS.
  • Content Blocking API for Safari extensions. Easily block content from a large collection of webpage resources with minimal overhead and incredibly high performance.
  • Force Touch Trackpad Mouse Events. Create interactivity like never before using new events and force information from the Force Touch Trackpad.
  • CSS Scroll Snapping. Use CSS scroll snapping to keep the focal point of your content in view when scrolling momentum stops.
  • FairPlay Streaming....
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12:06
Review: Apple's 21.5" iMac with Retina 4K...




Apple has radically overhauled its iMac lineup for 2017, giving its 21.5 inch Retina 4K models dedicated graphics driven by AMD Radeon Pro 555/560 GPUs; a brighter display with enhanced P3 color; more powerful Intel Kaby Lake CPUs; upgradable RAM sockets; faster SSD drives and modern, ultrafast USB C and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity.

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11:59
What’s Coming in tvOS 11

Despite no mention during the WWDC keynote, tvOS 11 is on the way. Just don’t get your hopes up.

 

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11:58
iWatermark Pro 2.00fc - Easily add watermarks to art...

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

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

Features

  • Works with Lightroom, Photoshop, Picasa, ACDSee, iPhoto, Aperture, and other photo organizers
  • Batch processing or sequential
  • Input/output to all major file types JPEG, TIFF, PNG, RAW, etc.
  • Create text, graphic, or QR watermarks
  • Adjust opacity, font, color, border, scale, rotation, shadow, special effects, etc.
  • Use metadata (GPS, Exif, XMP) as watermarks
  • Design, edit, and manage a library of watermarks
  • Export watermarks from other platforms for use in the Mac version
  • Fast 64-bit, multi-threaded, multiple CPU/GPU's
  • User-selectable color profiles
  • Add, remove,...
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11:49
Nest is considering Apple HomeKit as iOS 11 makes...

Nest has long been a holdout on Apple’s Siri-controlled HomeKit platform, and many have speculated it will never add support due to its ties with Google and its competing offerings. But this week the company told us it’s at least considering adopting HomeKit following some big changes for hardware authentication requirements announced this month.

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11:33
CopyPaste Pro 3.5.3 - Multiple clipboard manager and...

CopyPaste Pro is like Time Machine for your Clipboard!

The latest incarnation of the one and only, award-winning, easy-to-use, multiple-clipboard-editing, archive and display utility. See and edit any clip in your history of copies or in the more permanent clip archives. Use the new Clip Browser (horizontal) or Clip Palette (vertical) to see all clipboards in an instant. Save all clipboards through restarts. Tools to act on clipboard data. Never lose a clip again. CopyPaste is a time saver/life saver for all Mac beginners through advanced users.

If you have never tried it, now is the time, it operates invisibly in the background remembering your copies and allows you see a Clip History of clips going back in time or to keep clips permanently in the Clip Archive. Try it and find out for yourself why its so popular.

Features:

  • Multiple (unlimited depending on memory) clipboards available by hotkey, menu,...
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11:21
IBM Expands their MobileFirst for iOS Apps Services...

Today we learned that Apple's CEO thinks that the Enterprise if the mother of all opportunities. As Cook's interview was being made public, IBM today announced an expansion of its mobile portfolio for enterprises as it continues to create analytics-driven and cognitive enabled enterprise iOS apps that enable organizations to accelerate digital reinvention and transform how businesses engage across industries.

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11:18
Apple forecast to sell 41.5M iPhones in solid June...




Investors expect iPhone sales will return to growth in the current June quarter, moving up slightly from the same period a year ago, as the world waits for an anticipated "iPhone 8" this fall.

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11:00
E3 2017: 'Hitman,' 'Ark: Survival...




Three games are preparing to launch on Mac this summer, with 'Hitman' arriving on June 20, 'Ark: Survival Evolved' leaving Early Access after two years with a full release on August 8, and the first part of 'The Pillars of the Earth' game adaptation shipping August 15.

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10:51
IBM opens new 'Garages' to boost...




IBM on Thursday announced an expansion of its "Garage" concept, introducing yet more physical offices meant to speed up the creation of MobileFirst iOS apps for enterprise clients.

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10:00
IBM opening ‘Garages’ dedicated to Apple partnership...

After announcing a partnership with Apple back in 2014 to help bring enterprise apps and more to iOS, IBM today announced plans to accelerate the initiative with new ‘Garages’ that will serve as dedicated physical spaces to aid its corporate customers with the development of the MobileFirst iPhone and iPad apps: more…

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09:45
Twitter launches redesigned iOS app with new look,...




Twitter on Tuesday began rolling out a new edition of its app for Apple's iPhone and iPad, giving it a new look and interface, as well as making some functional improvements including more convenient use of Safari for viewing links.

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09:43
BBEdit 11.6.7 - Powerful text and HTML editor.

BBEdit is the leading professional HTML and text editor for the Mac. Specifically crafted in response to the needs of Web authors and software developers, this award-winning product provides a plethora of features for editing, searching, and manipulation of text. BBEdit transforms text with high performance.

An intelligent interface provides easy access to BBEdit's best of class features including grep pattern matching, search and replace across multiple files, function navigation and syntax coloring for numerous source code languages, FTP and SFTP open and save, AppleScript, Perl, and OS X Unix scripting support, glossary support, and a complete set of HTML tools.



Version 11.6.7:

Fixed

  • Fixed a bug in which clicking the "OK" button in the "Text Options" dialog box would fail to accept any changes in the character width for Soft Wrap Text
  • Added read and until to the Unix Shell Script keyword list
  • Fixed...
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09:40
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Anker Accessory Sale, August...

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

TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Anker USB charging accessories are up to 30% off in today’s Gold Box at Amazon

August 2nd Gen. HomeKit-...

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09:13
Spotify Continues to Grow Faster Than Apple Music...

Spotify today announced it now has over 140 million subscribers worldwide, including users that only listen to the free ad-supported tier.

Spotify last said it had over 100 million subscribers in June 2016, so it has gained around 40 million listeners in one year to remain the world's largest streaming music service. Spotify didn't update its number of paying subscribers, which stood at over 50 million worldwide as of March 2017.

By comparison, Apple at its Worldwide Developers Conference last week announced that Apple Music now has 27 million paying subscribers, just weeks before the streaming music service turns two years old. Apple Music doesn't have a free tier, and...

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09:00
∞ Flyby tour of Muscle Beach, CA

Even though this was presented in reverse, this is still some pretty good flying. When you finish watching it, check out the Unstabilized version and outtakes as well.

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09:00
Allergan embraces growth pharma model, accelerates...

Today’s post was written by Ron Markezich, corporate vice president for Microsoft.

With 22 acquisitions in the past five years, it’s easy to see how Allergan is a leading exponent of the new “Growth Pharma” business model. Expanding its diversified portfolio of branded and generic pharmaceuticals by acquiring companies like Botox and Zeltiq Aesthetics, Allergan is pursuing a rigorous growth strategy, rather than investing heavily in R&D. This approach, known in the industry as “open science,” sees the company enriching its intellectual property by acquiring new talent, promising new products and partnering closely with many external stakeholders. It requires an agile, IT-enabled workplace to pull off the rapid employee onboarding and a rich culture of teamwork and creativity to make this...

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08:37
Luminar 1.2.0 - Powerful, adaptive, configurable...

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

Features

  • Adaptive Interface Inspires You Do to More - While other photo editors make you adapt to their interface, Luminar adapts to your skill level. There is no need to face dozens of sliders if you simply want to remove an object from an image or apply a preset. But if you do need to perform some serious tasks, you can easily access all the advanced features.
  • Powerful Tools Allow You to Do More - Luminar lets you remove unwanted objects, color casts and digital noise. It helps you retouch skin and reveals the hidden details in your photos. It features layers with blend modes, texture overlays and powerful image masking. Easily edit upper and lower sections of the image without having to make any...
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08:30
How much faster have high-end iMacs gotten in the...

There are some really interesting and geeky stats in this story but the bottom line is, if your three years or older iMac feels “sluggish”, you’ll notice significant speed gains on the newest iMacs.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:15
A sociology of the smartphone

How completely the smartphone has taken over so many aspects of our lives is a remarkable story.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:15
Apple is working on a new Major Endeavor Related to...

Today in an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek Apple's CEO touched on health regarding Veterans Affairs (VA). Cook noted that the VA has long "struggled in providing health care to veterans. We have an expertise in some of the things at the base level that they’re struggling with. So we’re going to work with them." Obviously Cook wasn't just talking about a few apps on an iPhone or Apple Watch. Apple is working on healthcare on multiple levels. Today we're learning that Apple is taking on a major new project regarding health care management.

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08:14
Former iOS head Scott Forstall to talk iPhone's...




Scott Forstall -- Apple's former head of iOS development -- will appear at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. on June 20 to talk about the origins of the iPhone, according to an announcement.

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08:11
iPad Pro Diary: I thought I could resist the 10.5-...

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

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

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

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07:56
Ex-Apple exec Scott Forstall to chat about working...

Ex-Apple exec Scott Forstall, the leader of the iPhone software team Scott Forstall, will sit down with Computer History Museum historian John Markoff on June 20 to share his experience working with the late Steve Jobs on the secretive Apple iPhone project, codenamed “Project Purple.”

Preceded by Scott’s fireside chat will be a panel discussion with three engineers from the original iPhone development team: Nitin Ganatra, Scott Herz, and Hugo Fiennes. They’ll talk about their work on the device that transformed the mobile computing industry. You can't more info on the “Putting Your Finder On It: Creating the iPhone,” as well as register for the event, here.

The Computer History Museum is a nonprofit organization with a four-decade history as the world’s leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society. Located at 1401 N...

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07:45
Skype 7.55.0.600 - Voice-over-internet phone and...

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

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

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

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



Version 7.55.0.600:

  • Share a link to invite non-Skype users to a Skype chat. Just click the shared...
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07:33
Scott Forstall set to talk publicly about the iPhone...

Former iPhone software lead Scott Forstall is set to publicly discuss the origin of the iPhone next week (via MacRumors) at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. Forstall has generally traveled under the radar since Apple CEO Tim Cook fired him in late 2012 following the rocky Apple Maps rollout.

more…

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07:26
Tor Browser Bundle 7.0.1 - Anonymize Web browsing...

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

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



Version 7.0.1:

  • Update Firefox to 52.2.0esr
  • Update Tor to 0.3.0.8
  • Update Torbutton to 1.9.7.4
  • Bug 22542: Security Settings window too small on macOS 10.12
  • Update HTTPS-Everywhere to 5.2.18
  • Bug 22362: NoScript's...
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07:25
Report: Secret Apple team is working to make your...

Our iPhones already do a lot to keep us healthy, tracking our activity, sleep, mindfulness, and nutrition in the Health app. But according to a new report, Apple is working with hospitals and medical industry groups to bring your full medical profile to your phone, giving you full access to your digital medical chart.

CNBC is reporting that “a secretive team with Apple’s growing health unit” is working to bring clinical medical data to your iPhone. The goal is to make doctor’s visits, lab results, prescriptions, and even allergy lists available right your phone so you can access them whenever you need them.

To read this article in full or to leave a...

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07:01
In an Extensive Interview with Bloomberg...

Today excerpts from a magazine article that will be hitting the shelves on Monday, Apple's CEO talks about a wide array of topics from Augmented Reality, to manufacturing jobs in the U.S. to healthcare for Veterans Affairs, to the new HomePod, Steve Jobs, opportunity in the enterprise market and much more. But when he talked about Augmented Reality, Cook really seemed to be excited, really excited.

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07:01
Scott Forstall to Discuss Creation of iPhone at...

The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California has announced that former iOS chief Scott Forstall will sit down with journalist John Markoff on June 20 for a fireside chat about how the iPhone came to be.

Forstall was Apple's Vice President of iOS from 2007 until 2012

Forstall will be talking publicly about Apple for the first time since he was reportedly ousted from the company in October 2012, following the botched launch of Apple Maps. Forstall has maintained a quiet presence since then, although he did announce he was co-producing the Broadway musical Fun Home in 2015.How did the...

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07:00
Apple CEO Tim Cook Shares His Experience Of Working...

In a wide-ranging interview with Bloomberg, Apple CEO Tim Cook talked about his experience of working with Donald Trump. He said: I feel a great responsibility as an American, as a CEO, to try to influence things in areas where we have a level of expertise. I've pushed hard on immigration. We clearly have a very different view on things in that area. I've pushed on climate. We have a different view there. There are clearly areas where we're not nearly on the same page. We're dramatically different. I hope there's some areas where we're not. His focus on jobs is good. So we'll see. Pulling out of the Paris climate accord was very disappointing. I felt a responsibility to do every single thing I could for it not to happen. I think it's the wrong decision. If I see another opening on the Paris thing, I'm going to bring it up again. At the end of the day, I'm not a person who's going to walk away and say, "If you don't do what I want, I leave." I'm not on a council, so I don't have...

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06:57
iOS quarterly market share grows in China as Apple...




Apple is increasing the market share of iPhones and iPads in a number of key markets, according to a report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, with iOS noted as posting a strong period-on-period gain in urban China after sales of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus outpaced those of local rivals Oppo and Huawei.

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06:41
Apple's Tim Cook talks HomePod, AR, personal...




In an interview excerpt published on Thursday, Apple CEO Tim Cook commented on a variety of topics, including how much time he spends thinking about what people will say about his legacy at Apple.

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06:36
News: Apple looking to expand HealthKit to store...

Apple is undertaking efforts to expand HealthKit to become a portable repository of all of a person’s medical records, CNBC reports. The idea would be to expand the iPhone beyond a place to simply record health and wellness data into a database of a user’s entire medical history — doctor’s visits, lab results, prescriptions, and more — keeping all of this data easily at hand. According to the CNBC report, another secretive team…

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06:35
IBM expands mobile-led, iOS transformation for...

IBM has announced an expansion of its mobile portfolio for enterprises as it continues to create analytics-driven and cognitive enabled enterprise iOS apps that enable organizations to accelerate digital reinvention and transform how businesses engage across industries.

Three years ago, IBM escalated its focus on mobile by partnering with Apple to deliver enterprise iOS apps that change the nature of work. Today, the partnership continues to expand, achieving several billion dollars in signings with more than 3,800 client engagements supported by market-ready and custom iOS apps designed for professions across all industries, including store associates, flight attendants, and field technicians, according to Bridget van Kralingen, senior vice president, IBM Industry Platforms.

In addition, new mobile client initiatives are underway to empower employees at Lufthansa Group, City Furniture, Singapore Airlines, and Japan Airlines that are equipping employees, in multiple...

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06:35
Major update to iOS Twitter app includes real-time...

Twitter has today made a major update to its Twitter app. Version 7.0 not only introduces visual changes designed to put the focus on content, it also includes three new features.

The company says the changes were driven by user feedback …

more…

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06:30
iPads are the dominant tablet in U.S. K-12 schools

Apple iPads are the most widely used tablet computing devices in U.S. K-12 schools and are the educational tablets schools rank highest in terms of future tablet purchasing plans, according to Deployment of Tablets/Mobile Devices in K-12 Schools 2017, a new report from Simba Information, which specializes in market intelligence in the media and publishing industry. 

"Tablets, e-readers and smartphones are being purchased by schools for teacher and student use and are being brought into classrooms as part of bring-your-own-technology initiatives," says Karen Meaney, a senior analyst in Simba Information's Education Group. "However, tablet penetration in schools has slowed because of the growing popularity of Chromebooks."

Educators surveyed for Deployment of Tablets/Mobile Devices in K-12 Schools 2017 ...

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06:29
Inside Walt Mossberg’s gadget museum

Nilay Patel, The Verge:

Walt Mossberg is retiring this year — he’s already written his last column, hosted his last Code Conference, and taped the final episode of Ctrl-Walt-Delete in front of a live audience in New York. But Walt’s also assembled an impressive collection of notable gadgets over his two-decade run as a reviewer and columnist, and we asked him to talk us through some of the more notable items as he cleared out of his office.

This isn’t everything — there’s far too much for that. But there’s nothing quite like Walt talking about gadgets and what they mean, and we tried to pick a few that defined their moments in a way few products now seem to do.

It’s been incredible having Walt on The Verge team, and we’re all going to miss his insight, wit, enthusiasm, and charm. I hope you enjoy this look at him doing what he does best: explaining technology to people who love it just as much as he does.

Love this. Lots of history, with Walt sharing...

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06:24
Siri’s iOS 11 evolution

[VIDEO] Nice video (embedded in the main Loop post) from Mac Rumors, showing off Siri’s deep-learning powered iOS 11 voices, as well as advances in contextual awareness. Well done, worth watching.

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06:18
The 30 best Mac games of 2017 (so far)

I’m a fan of Mac gaming, look forward to the updates to the MacGamerHQ top lists. This is not a competitive list (which game is #1, etc.) but more a curated list that you can browse to see which games appeal to you.

Me? I’ve got my eye on Obduction and The Witness.

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06:12
Ikea products are now available on Amazon (False...

Kottke.org:

Ikea products have long been available on Amazon from 3rd-party resellers, but now Ikea is officially selling hundreds of their products on Amazon. Among the items that caught my eye are the iconic blue Frakta bags, the best kids’ drinking glasses ever made (we have dozens of these…love them), a kids’ foot stool, the Swedish meatball sauce packs, and those ubiquitous Glimma tea lights. Also, lots of rugs, picture frames, candles, bedding materials, and many of the other things that are good to stock up on.

Go to amazon.com and do a search for the word Ikea.

This seems like a huge step for Ikea and a win for Amazon.

UPDATE: Jason updated his page, calling into question his original take. But take a look at...

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06:10
Cocktail 10.3.5 - General maintenance and...

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

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



Version 10.3.5:

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



  • macOS 10.12...

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06:08
iPhone manufacturer Foxconn eyes Wisconsin for new...

Associated Press:

A Taiwanese company that assembles Apple’s iPhones and other electronics is considering building a plant in Wisconsin that could employ thousands of people and give Gov. Scott Walker a huge political boost as he prepares to run for re-election.

A person with direct knowledge of the negotiations who was not authorized to speak publicly confirmed to the Associated Press on Wednesday that the state is in talks with Foxconn. At least one other upper Midwest state, Michigan, is also pursuing the plant.

This could be a rumor, could be Foxconn simply exploring options, could be Foxconn setting up a bidding war between Wisconsin and Michigan. No matter, this has interesting implications in terms of Apple potentially building future product in the US.

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06:05
Daylite 6.2 - Dynamic business organization tool kit.

Daylite helps businesses organize themselves with tools such as shared calendars, contacts, tasks, projects, notes, and more. Enable easy collaboration with features such as task and project delegation between users, and never let things fall through the cracks. Create smart lists to find meaningful data fast -- including delegated but uncompleted work. Work anywhere -- in a networked office, from home or on the road.

Note: Daylite is available on a subscription basis for $29 per month. See the pricing page for more details.



Version 6.2:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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06:04
TrailRunner 3.8.1683 - Route planning for hiking,...

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

Features

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

Note: While the software is...

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06:02
Apple is quietly working on turning your iPhone into...

Christina Farr, CNBC:

Imagine turning to your iPhone for all your health and medical information — every doctor’s visit, lab test result, prescription and other health information, all available in a snapshot on your phone and shared with your doctor on command. No more logging into hospital web sites or having to call your previous doctor to get them to forward all that information to your new one.

Apple is working on making that scenario a reality.

And:

CNBC has learned that a secretive team within Apple’s growing health unit has been in talks with developers, hospitals and other industry groups about bringing clinical data, such as detailed lab results and allergy lists, to the iPhone, according to a half-dozen people familiar with the team. And from there, users could choose to share it with third parties, like hospitals and health developers.

This day can’t come soon enough. The sharing of medical data, in a safe, secure, and privacy...

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06:00
The Week in iOS Accessories and Cases: Logitech and...

New tablets? New cases.

Image by Rob Schultz/Macworld

This week’s roundup features some new cases for the latest models of iPad Pro. Plus: Cables, air conditioners, earbuds, and more. Read on!

Logitech

Image by Logitech

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Ztylus Stabilizer Rig Kit for...

In our iLounge Deal today, you can pick up the Stylus Stabilizer Rig Kit for Smartphones for only $21.95 — 26% off the regular price. This handy kit helps prevent jittery photos with a secure grip and extended ergonomic stability so you can line up your shots perfectly. It can also extend to larger tripods as well for even more flexibility.

Get the Stylus Stabilizer Rig Kit for Smartphones now for only $21.95...

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05:59
Feral Interactive’s stealth HITMAN game coming to...

Feral Interactive has announced that it is bringing its stealth video game HITMAN to macOS for the first time since its launch 17 years ago, going on sale on June 20. The popular game, which inspired two movies, was previously available on Windows and a wide range of consoles.

This follows Total War: Warhammer which was brought over to the Mac back in April …

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05:58
Morning Consult poll on potential HomePod buyers vs...

Apple’s HomePod and Google Home show as a distant second to Amazon Echo. You can see the polling data here. Most of this is due to price.

That said, the HomePod is just an announcement, not yet a product in the wild, something people can actually fully experience. The fact that the HomePod is pretty much tied with Google Home, a product that is currently shipping and in people’s homes, tells me that there is a strong potential market for HomePod.

With price as a strong decision point for buyers, I suspect this data means the market will segregate into strong layers, with Amazon owning the cheap seats, Apple owning the higher tiers, and brand loyalty dividing the areas in between.

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05:58
ClamXav 2.14 - Virus checker based on ClamAV.

ClamXav is a popular virus checker for OS X.

I have been working on ClamXav for more than 10 years now, and over those years, I have invested a huge amount of my own time and energy into bringing ClamXav to where it is today -- one of the most trusted and recommended anti-virus solutions for the Mac. In the past, other priorities got in the way and I wasn't able to focus on development as much as I would have liked, but that stops now. ClamXav is now a commercial product. It's being sold through a new company (Canimaan Software Ltd) but don't let that fool you -- I'm still the owner and lead developer.



Version 2.14:

  • Updated branding
    • new icon
    • tweaked the name - it's now ClamXAV
    • new website
  • Fixed various issues for 32 bit Macs
  • Improved stability
  • Updated French localisation
  • Miscellaneous UI updates



  • OS X 10.6.8 or later...

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05:39
Apple patent involves an accessory iPhone case for...

A newly granted Apple patent (number 20170170859) for an “accessory case for wireless electronic device” will only add fuel to the speculation that the upcoming “iPhone 8” will have wireless charging. 

The patent is for a removable phone case that can be coupled to an electronic device using both wired and wireless paths. The case may include circuitry that receives wireless power from external equipment. The circuitry that receives the wireless power may receive wireless power at microwave frequencies. Received power may be supplied to the electronic device through wired and wireless paths.

The removable case may also include circuitry that wirelessly communicates with external equipment. An array of antennas may be used to support beam steering. In acoustics, beam steering is used to direct the...

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05:37
Apple Invents Wireless Charging iPhone Case...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to a next generation iPhone case that incorporates wireless charging. Apple notes that "The removable case may be coupled to the electronic device using wired and wireless paths. These paths may be used to convey power and data between the case and the electronic device. Apple's patent refers to using millimeter wave technology.

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05:30
Synology introduces DiskStation DS1517 and DS1817

Synology has launched the DiskStation DS1517 and DS1817, a, respectively, scalable 5-bay and 8-bay desktop NAS. DS1817 is the first value series equipped with built-in 10GbE LAN ports and an expandable RAM module, delivering “future-proof, high-speed storage for professionals and growing small/medium-sized businesses,” according to Katarina Shah, product manager.

DS1817 is powered by a quad-core 1.7GHz processor with RAM module expandable up to 8GB. Thanks to the built-in 10GbE interfaces, DS1817 can achieve sequential throughput performance exceeding 1,577 MB/s reading and 739 MB/s writing when using RAID 5. The built-in 10GBASE-T ports and 1GBASE-T LAN ports pave the way for businesses to upgrade to a 10GbE environment, and provide the support of Link Aggregation and failover, says Shah.

DS1517 is powered by a quad-core 1.7GHz...

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05:26
iPhone 7 and 7 Plus remain the top selling...

Samsung phones may have topped the iPhone in the latest smartphone ratings from Consumer Research, but the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus remain the top-selling phones in the U.S.

The latest smartphone operating system data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reveal that in the three months ending in April, iOS and Android continued to increase their market share in most regions. 

In urban China, Android captured 83.4% of smartphone sales, up 4.3 percentage points from 79.1% a year earlier. However, Android failed to achieve growth in the U.S., falling 5.9 percentage points to 61.7%, compared to 67.6% a year earlier.

“Android partner brands Samsung, LG, and Moto experienced year-on-year declines in the US,” reports Lauren Guenveur, Global Consumer Insight Director for...

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05:22
Tim Cook Talks HomePod, AR, and How America is...

Bloomberg Businessweek sat down with Apple CEO Tim Cook last week to discuss a collection of topics related to Apple and the tech industry, including augmented reality, the legacy that Steve Jobs left behind, the HomePod, and the opinions he has following his work with U.S. President Donald Trump. Bloomberg Businessweek's full interview with Tim Cook will appear in the Sunday, June 19 edition of the magazine, but for now the site has shared a few interesting snippets from the talk.

One of the major talking points of the interview centered around the HomePod, Apple's new Siri-based speaker for the home that the company says will have a focus on high quality audio playback. When asked whether or not he thinks people will actually pay $349 for a HomePod, Cook pointed...

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05:17
Apple wants to turn your iPhone into a one-stop shop...

Tired of having to fill out the same-but-different medical/insurance forms every time you visit a new doctor? According to CNBC, Apple feels your pain (pun intended) and is working to turn your iPhone into a “one-stop shop” for all your medical info. 

The article says the tech giant wants its smartphone to become the central bank for health information and is looking to host clinical information, such as labs and allergy lists, and not just wellness data. To that end, Apple is reportedly talking to hospitals, researching potential acquisitions and attending health IT industry meetings.

Apple is looking at startups in the cloud hosting space about potential acquisitions that might fit into this plan, says CNBC, quoting an unnamed “half-dozen people familiar” with the company’s secret team working on the scenario. Essentially, Apple would be trying to...

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05:15
Apple looking to make HealthKit an industry standard...

Apple wants to build a comprehensive database for every iPhone user that can be accessed for doctors visits, lab results, medications, and more.

According to CNBC, Apple is said to have a “secretive team” within its health unit that has been communicating with developers, hospitals, and other industry groups about storing clinical data on the iPhone. With all of their medical data at their fingertips, iPhone users would have a better overall picture of their health, which could also be readily shared with doctors.

The aforementioned team has been hiring developers familiar with the protocols surrounding the transfer of electronic health records as well as negotiating with assorted health IT industry groups. One group that’s apparently been contacted, the “Argonaut Project”, promotes the adoption of open standards for health information, and “The Carin Alliance,” a group aiming to give patients more control over their medical data. It’s been noted that Apple VP of...

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05:01
Firefox 54.0 - Fast, safe Web browser.

Firefox offers a fast, safe Web browsing experience. Browse quickly, securely, and effortlessly. With its industry-leading features, Firefox is the choice of Web development professionals and casual users alike.

The Web, as it's meant to be experienced

Features

  • Faster than Safari. Firefox stays speedy when other browsers become sluggish.
  • More private than Chrome. Firefox respects your privacy by minimizing suggestive pop-ups.
  • Bursting with features. Tabbed browsing, developer tools, extensions -- Firefox has it all, giving you the power to explore, customize, and create like never before.



Version 54.0:

  • New
    • Simplified the download button and download status panel
    • Added support for multiple content processes (e10s-multi)
    • Added Burmese (my) locale
  • Fixed - Various...
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05:00
Wistron CEO hints at improved waterproofing,...

Sometimes an executive blathers and gives something interesting away.

In this case, Winstron CEO Robert Hwang, Apple’s primary iPhone manufacturer in India, confirmed that the upcoming iPhone will be waterproof and feature wireless charging.

Per Nikkei, Hwang’s comment noted that Apple’s next-gen iPhones will feature additional waterproofing as well as wireless features:

“Assembly process for the previous generations of [iPhones] have not changed much, though new features like waterproof and wireless charging now require some different testing, and waterproof function will alter the assembly process a bit.”

Hwang has also noted that Wistron’s India facility is currently making “a small number” of handsets for Apple. He states the growth in manufacturing will hinge on relations between Apple and the Indian government.

He went on to say that Wistron as a whole will ship more smartphones in 2017 than 2016. Through increased used of automation, the...

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04:58
Enterprise WLAN market grew 4.4% year-over-year in...

The combined consumer and enterprise worldwide wireless local area network (WLAN) market segments decreased 0.8% year over year in the first quarter of 2017 (1Q17), finishing at $2.15 billion, according to IDC.

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04:58
Enterprise WLAN market grew 4.4% year-over-year in...

The combined consumer and enterprise worldwide wireless local area network (WLAN) market segments decreased 0.8% year over year in the first quarter of 2017 (1Q17), finishing at $2.15 billion, according to IDC.

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04:55
Data Creator for macOS revved to version 1.6

Tension Software (www.tensionsoftware.com) has upgraded Data Creator for macOS to version 1.6. The app allows you to create data tables and fill them with proper pseudo-random content to export to build and test database, web pages and apps.

Version 1.6 offers new type, “Decimal Number in Range,” and offers various bug fixes. Data Creator requires macOS 10.10 or higher and costs $9.99.

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04:46
iPhone 7 & 7 Plus remain top-selling phones in U...

The latest Kantar data shows that the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus remained the top-selling phones in the USA for the three-month period ending in April, with a combined market share of 20.1%. Total iPhone share grew 5.8 points year-on-year to hit 36.5%.

Samsung didn’t fare so well, though there was also some mixed news for Apple …

more…

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04:45
Eltima updates Upset for macOS to version 1.3

Eltima Software has updated Uplet, a bulk image uploader for Instagram, to version 1.3. 

It enables uploading any number of pictures to an Instagram account at once without compromising their quality. The app's photo editor allows you to set captions and crop pictures to fit the square frame or leave the original image dimensions. Captions and emojis help express ideas and emotions behind pictures, while hashtags can help expand their reach.

Uplet requires OS X 10.9 or later. It costs $19.99 and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Photography category.

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04:33
Adobe Muse CC 2017 2017.0.3 - Design and publish...

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

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

Key Features

  • Plan your project - Easy-to-use sitemaps, master pages, and a host of flexible, site-wide tools make it fast and intuitive to get your site planned out and ready for design.
  • Design your pages - Combine imagery, graphics and text with complete control, flexibility and power (almost as if you were using Adobe InDesign).
  • Add interactivity - Drag and drop...
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04:31
Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2017 17.5.0.9878 - Build world-...

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

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



Version 17.5.0.9878:

  • Git support to manage files in Dreamweaver - Dreamweaver CC 2017.5 release supports Git, which is an open source version control system. With the new Git support, you can now easily manage your files, including source code, from within Dreamweaver.
  • New code themes - Dreamweaver CC 2017.5 now supports two new code themes:...
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04:30
New 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is better,...

When the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar was announced, I decided to replace my 27-inch iMac AND 12-inch MacBook with one machine. After seven months of working with the MB Pro and a LG UltraFine 5K display, I’ve decided to go back to the iMac — one of the new ones. 

It’s not that the set-up with the MacBook Pro didn’t work. However, the LG display looks clunky compared to the gorgeous, spacey screen on the iMac (so, yes, I’m an Apple fanboy) and it took several peripherals to overcome the lack of connectivity ports on the laptop. That said, the revamped MacBook Pro with Touch Bar introduced at last week’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference is a decent upgrade — though folks who...

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04:26
Adobe Animate CC 2017 16.5.0 - Animation authoring...

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

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

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

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04:21
Adobe After Effects CC 2017 14.2.1 - Create...

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

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

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

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04:18
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017 11.1.2 - Digital video...

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

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



Version 11.1.2:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.10 or later

Improvements to Graphics- and Text-Editing Workflows

  • Move and position a layer’s anchor more precisely with anchor point snapping: You can now snap the anchor point to the edges and center of the selected layer, as well as to...
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04:15
Apple's Second Patent Application in two months...

In April Patently Apple posted a patent report that revealed a new speaker device as noted in our cover graphic. Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to a wireless speaker that could be a future Mac or iDevice Accessory. The patent covers a wireless antenna designed to withstand vibrations from a speaker.

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04:03
Tim Cook talks Steve Jobs as Apple’s ‘Constitution...

In a wide-ranging interview, Tim Cook has spoken about Steve Jobs‘ DNA as Apple’s ‘Constitution,’ why he thinks HomePod will be a success, wanting to ‘scream’ in excitement about augmented reality, how he thinks taxes should be applied to repatriated overseas earnings, his experience of working with Donald Trump and how he responds to the view that Apple is no longer an innovative company.

His comments are an excerpt from a detailed interview out next week …

more…

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04:00
Many organizations run most computers on outdated...

BitSight (www.bitsighttech.com), which specializes in security ratings, has released a new report titled, "A Growing Risk Ignored: Critical Updates," analyzing more than 35,000 companies from industries across the globe over the last year, to better understand the usage of outdated computer operating systems and Internet browsers, the time to it took to update operating systems once a new release was made available, and how these practices correlate to data breaches.

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04:00
Many organizations run most computers on outdated...

BitSight (www.bitsighttech.com), which specializes in security ratings, has released a new report titled, "A Growing Risk Ignored: Critical Updates," analyzing more than 35,000 companies from industries across the globe over the last year, to better understand the usage of outdated computer operating systems and Internet browsers, the time to it took to update operating systems once a new release was made available, and how these practices correlate to data breaches.

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04:00
Kanex MultiSync Keyboard is a less expensive...

I haven’t yet had a chance to test the Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad. However, if you don't want to shell out $129 for Apple’s keyboard, the $59.95 Kanex MultiSync Keyboard for Mac and iOS is a viable replacement for use with the new iMacs if you don’t like the Magic Keyboard 2.

The wireless keyboard features a sleek design with a Mac layout and can connect up to four Mac and iOS devices at once. Pairing with your macOS and iOS gadgets is easy via Bluetooth 3.0 technology. With its aluminum finish and stainless steel, the MultiSync Keyboard looks great with the new all-in-one and is rugged. And it resembles Apple’s Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad, but with...

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for June 15, 2017

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

iOS Apps/Updates

ChackApps has introduced TicktsUp. It’s a free (for a limited time) app to scan and save your purchase receipts. Simply select the new ticket option, enter a short description, choose a category, and scan the receipt by taking a photo. TicktsUp will automatically recognize the edges of the ticket and now it is saved and accessible. You can save your receipts and/or warranty on your mobile device.

macOS Apps/Updates

Eltima Software has updated Uplet, a bulk image uploader for Instagram, to version 1.3. It enables uploading any number of pictures to an Instagram account at...

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03:06
Apple Invents an Apple Watch Feature to measure...

Apple's CEO was in the news lately saying that the Apple Watch helped him lose 30 pounds. In an interview with Mad Money's Jim Cramer Cook stated: "You know, the Watch has been an incredible move into health, in the wellness and fitness piece." Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple titled "Measuring Respiration Rate with Multi-Band Plethysmography," that focuses on yet another future Apple Watch feature related to health.

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02:00
LG's OLED Production is set to begin later this...

According to a new Korean report earlier today quoting an analyst at Heungkuk Securities, "It is inevitable for Apple and Google to view LG Display as an alternative because Samsung’s dominance in the flexible OLED market can be a threat to the firms struggling to secure the panels."

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01:57
Mobile Roaming Charges Abolished in the EU

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

Previously, roaming charges were added to the cost of calls, SMS messages, and web browsing whenever mobile users in the EU traveled to another country and connected to another cellular network. The practice of charging consumers extra while they were abroad gained widespread notoriety because users often ended up having to pay extortionate fees for relatively moderate data usage.

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

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01:13
Apple's iOS Rises again in Urban China and...

A new report today reveals that the latest smartphone OS data in the three months ending April 2017, Android and iOS continued to increase their share of most markets. More importantly, Apple posted a strong period-on-period gain in urban China. In the U.S. the iPhone 7 ruled while Samsung's S8 isn't selling as well as the S7 which wasn't a great seller either.

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Wednesday June 14

20:59
Dash 4.0.4 - Instant search and offline access to...

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

Features

  • Documentation Browser Features
    • Offline Documentation: iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, Swift, Man Pages, .NET Framework, ActionScript, Akka, Android, AngularJS, Angular.dart, Ansible, Apache, Appcelerator Titanium, AppleScript, Arduino, Backbone, Bash, Boost, Bootstrap, Bourbon, Bourbon Neat, C, C++, CakePHP, Cappuccino, Chai, Chef, Clojure, CMake, Cocos2D, Cocos2D-X, CodeIgniter, CoffeeScript, ColdFusion, Common Lisp, Compass, Cordova, Corona, CSS, D3.js, Dart, Django, Dojo Toolkit, Drupal, ElasticSearch, Elixir, Emacs Lisp, Ember.js, Emmet.io, Erlang, Express.js, Expression Engine, ExtJS, Flask, Font Awesome, Foundation, GLib, Go, Grails, Groovy, Grunt, Haml, Haskell, HTML, Jade, Jasmine, Java SE, Java...
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20:59
ExpanDrive 5.5.0 - Access cloud storage just like a...

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

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



Version 5.5.0:

New

  • All new transfer/connection engine which bring much greater speed and reliability.
  • Improved connection monitoring and error handling

Fixed

  • Fixed occasional connectivity issues with Google Drive
  • Fixed rare disconnection issus



  • OS X 10.7 or later



...

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20:59
Day One 2.2.1 - Maintain a daily journal.

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

Features

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

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



Version 2.2.1:

Note: Currently available for $39.99

  • Various fixes and improvements to the end-to-end encryption user interface.



  • OS X...

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20:59
Microsoft Office 2016 15.35 - Popular productivity...

Microsoft Office 2016 - Unmistakably Office, designed for Mac.

The new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote provide the best of both worlds for Mac users - the familiar Office experience paired with the best of Mac. If you already use Office on a PC or iPad, you will find yourself right at home in Office 2016 for Mac. It works the way you expect, with the familiar ribbon interface and powerful task panes. Mac users will appreciate the modernized Office experience and the integration of Mac capabilities like Full Screen view and Multi-TouchTM gestures. With full Retina display support, your Office documents look sharper and more vibrant than ever.

Office for Mac is cloud-connected, so you can quickly get to the documents you’ve recently used on other devices and pick up where you left off. New, built-in document sharing tools make it easy to invite teammates to work on a document together. When sharing documents, you won’t have to...

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20:59
Kodi 17.3. - Powerful media center tool for Mac or...

Kodi (was XBMC) is an award-winning free and open-source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.

Note: To install Kodi on OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later, you need to right-click the application after it has been installed and select "Open" from the list (this need only be done once). Alternatively, you can go to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> General. From there, unlock the lock at the bottom of the window and "Allow apps downloaded from: Anywhere." This second method is the preferred method, as you will no longer be bothered for future XBMC...

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20:59
iMazing 2.2.7 - Complete iOS device manager (was...

iMazing (was DiskAid) is the ultimate iOS device manager with capabilities far beyond what iTunes offers. With iMazing and your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod), you can:

  • Copy music to and from any iOS device (even from one iOS device to another!), regardless of what Mac or PC the device is already synced to. Music transfer done right, without limitations or restrictions.
  • Backup & restore individual iOS apps along with your custom saved data, perfect for freeing up space on your iOS device without losing your files, great for installing apps including your data on another iOS device you own.
  • Transfer files to and from an iOS device, and browse the iOS file system.
  • Use your iOS device like a USB key.
  • Browse and save messages (SMS, MMS, iMessage), voicemails, and call logs, none of which iTunes can do.
  • Browse, save, and add contacts to your iPhone, without automatically adding them to your iCloud...
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20:59
Viber 6.8.2 - Send messages and make calls for free...

Viber lets you send free messages and make free calls to other Viber users, on any device and network, in any country!

Viber syncs your contacts, messages and call history with your mobile device, so you can start the conversation on the Viber mobile application and continue from the comfort of your Mac.

Viber features

  • Best-quality HD voice calls
  • Video calls
  • Free text and photo messages
  • Group conversations
  • No registration, passwords or invitations required
  • Contacts and messages sync between your mobile and Mac
  • Transfer ongoing calls between devices



Version 6.8.2:

  • Group invitation links are now available to help you easily add more people to your groups.



  • OS X 10.8 or later



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20:59
Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.0.40 - Connect to Windows...

With Microsoft Remote Desktop, you can connect to a remote PC and your work resources from almost anywhere. Experience the power of Windows with RemoteFX in a Remote Desktop client designed to help you get your work done wherever you are.

Features

  • Access to remote resources through the Remote Desktop Gateway
  • Secure connection to your data and applications with breakthrough Network Layer Authentication (NLA) technology
  • Simple management of all remote connections from the connection center
  • High quality video and sound streaming with improved compression and bandwidth usage
  • Easy connection to multiple monitors or projectors for presentations
  • Print from Windows applications to any printer configured on your Mac
  • Access local files on your Mac from your Windows applications



Version 8.0.40:

  • Connection problems for users who couldn’t connect after upgrading to...
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20:02
Watch: What's new with the 2017 10.5-inch and...




As part of last week's refresh, Apple released an updated 12.9-inch iPad Pro plus an all-new 10.5-inch iPad, with a much smaller side bezel, a new ProMotion display with a 120Hz refresh rate, and the A10X Fusion Processor. AppleInsider compares the new versions against earlier iPad Pro models.

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19:46
Benchmark tests show new iPad Pro models outperform...

Apple earlier this month refreshed both its iPad Pro and MacBook Pro lineups with faster processors and other performance improvements. The company heavily markets the iPad Pro as a PC replacement, and new benchmarks from blog BareFeats show that the tablet may even outperform the more expensive MacBook Pro in some cases…

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19:02
Report claims Apple expanding CareKit, working on...




Apple appears to be working on a digital medical record initiative to simplify getting all of a patient's information to every caretaker that needs it, and will take advantage of the iPhone's near-ubiquity in U.S. health care to do it, according to a new report.

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18:50
Apple Aiming to Make iPhone 'One-Stop Shop...

Apple wants the iPhone to serve as a comprehensive health repository for every iPhone user, keeping track of medical data like doctors visits, lab results, medications, and more, reports CNBC.

Apple is said to have a "secretive team" within its health unit that has been communicating with developers, hospitals, and other industry groups about storing clinical data on the iPhone. With all of their medical data at their fingertips, iPhone users would have a better overall picture of their health, which could also be readily shared with doctors.

Apple has been hiring developers familiar with protocols dictating the transfer of electronic health records and has talked with several health IT industry groups, including "The Argonaut Project," which promotes the adoption of open standards for health information, and "The Carin Alliance," a group aiming to give patients...

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18:31
Dash 4.0.4 - Instant search and offline access to...

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

Features

  • Documentation Browser Features
    • Offline Documentation: iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, Swift, Man Pages, .NET Framework, ActionScript, Akka, Android, AngularJS, Angular.dart, Ansible, Apache, Appcelerator Titanium, AppleScript, Arduino, Backbone, Bash, Boost, Bootstrap, Bourbon, Bourbon Neat, C, C++, CakePHP, Cappuccino, Chai, Chef, Clojure, CMake, Cocos2D, Cocos2D-X, CodeIgniter, CoffeeScript, ColdFusion, Common Lisp, Compass, Cordova, Corona, CSS, D3.js, Dart, Django, Dojo Toolkit, Drupal, ElasticSearch, Elixir, Emacs Lisp, Ember.js, Emmet.io, Erlang, Express.js, Expression Engine, ExtJS, Flask, Font Awesome, Foundation, GLib, Go, Grails, Groovy, Grunt, Haml, Haskell, HTML, Jade, Jasmine, Java SE, Java...
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18:18
Report: Apple has secret team working to turn iPhone...

It’s no secret that Apple has a growing interest in the health industry as it continues to expand health tracking capabilities with the iPhone and Apple Watch. Now, a report from CNBC claims that Apple is looking to turn the iPhone into “one-stop shop” for all medical record information.

more…

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18:05
E3 2017: Nexon's 'Durango' exiting...




Nexon's survival title "Durango" has made an appearance at the 2017 E3, showing off a combination of isometric role-playing and survival in a creature-infested post-apocalyptic world.

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17:39
Mystery internet company challenges NSA’s mass...

Thanks to a newly-declassified document, we know that an unnamed tech company refused to comply with NSA orders to let the agency spy on the company's client users. It's the first known case of an organization from the industry outright rejecting suc...

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17:14
Schiller refutes book's account that he...




A forthcoming book's accuracy about the early development of the iPhone has come under fire by Apple Senior Vice President Phil Schiller and Tony Fadell, with both denying a story that Schiller vigorously demanded a physical keyboard during development of the original iPhone prototypes was accurate.

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16:47
Elon Musk brings his Mars plan before the scientific...

In this month's issue of New Space, Elon Musk outlined his plan to colonize Mars. His article discusses how to bring down the cost of Mars flights as well as some of the specs of necessary equipment.

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16:12
Wisconsin location reportedly under consideration...




Sources claim that Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn has set its sights on Wisconsin as a location for its U.S. plant -- but governmental sources in the state note that any firm deal is still some time away.

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16:10
iPhone manufacturer Foxconn reportedly considering...

United States manufacturing has been a hot button issue as it relates to Apple over recent months. President Trump has said that the company has its “eyes open” to the possibility and now, a new report from the Associated Press claims that iPhone manufacturer Foxconn is considering a new plant in Wisconsin…

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15:54
Download all four new iOS wallpapers used on the 10....

There’s a lot to love in Apple’s new iPad Pro lineup; faster chips, 120hz ProMotion display and slimmer side bezels on the 10.5-inch model. They also debut some really pretty new wallpapers. Each iPad Pro box features a picture of the tablet showing a wallpaper; a different one for Space Gray, Silver, Gold, and Rose Gold models.

Unfortunately, these really nice looking wallpapers aren’t available on iOS 11 yet (and many early adopter iPad users are running the beta to take advantage of the new multitasking features) and the elusive Silver wallpaper is not included in the iPad firmware at all. We’ve sourced all four of them and have links below if you want to download the background to match the packaging …

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15:50
The Next iPhone Will Have Wireless Charging, Says...

Robert Hwang, CEO of a large iPhone manufacturing company in India, has let slip that the upcoming iPhone will have wireless charging. Hwang told reporters after the company's shareholder's meeting: "Assembly process for the previous generations of [iPhones] have not changed much, though new features like waterproof and wireless charging now require some different testing, and waterproof function will alter the assembly process a bit." 9to5Mac reports: Just this week, new glass panels purporting to be from the upcoming iPhones have given us another glimpse into the devices' designs. Showing off an iPhone 7s, 7s Plus, and iPhone 8, the images indicated that the glass back panels would open the door for wireless charging across all the devices. According to Hwang, Wistron's India facility is currently making "a small number" of handsets for Apple. He states the growth in manufacturing will hinge on relations between Apple and the Indian government.

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15:47
'Call of Duty' goes back to what it does...

After Infinite Warfare, I was ready to give up on Call of Duty. I just didn't think the futuristic space setting was very compelling and couldn't bring myself to finish the campaign. Just when I thought I was out though, Sledgehammer Games pulled me...

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15:29
AWT News Update: June 14, 2017

The $1,599 (and up) Nativ Vita. You want it, don't you?

It's all about sound today...well, almost. We have stories about the popularity of HomePod, an alternative device from Nativ, and more:

  • A marketing survey shows that the pricy HomePod does have a lot of consumer interest, especially among those who value sound quality over price
  • Electronics manufacturer Nativ introduces the Vita, a very pricy Apple Music-compatible device with its own screen and up to 4TB of storage
  • Comments from Wistron CEO Robert Hwang seem to validate the rumors of wireless charging in this year's iPhones

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15:22
Netflix has more American subscribers than cable TV

If it wasn't already clear that Netflix has become a mainstay of the American media landscape, it is now. A combination of official data with Leichtman Research estimates shows that, as of the first quarter of 2017, there are more Netflix subscriber...

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15:10
Angry Birds Evolution turn-based RPG combat game for...

After a soft launch previously, Angry Birds Evolution, a new turn-based RPG combat game from Rovio, is officially launching in the U.S. and globally today.

The game is the latest in the popular Angry Birds franchise and, in addition to introducing a new type of gameplay for the birds, is the first title for the game made specifically for adults. As Rovio notes, that means “naughty humor, pop culture references galore and classic turn-based RPG combat.”

more…

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15:02
As Facebook snatches Siri language chief, Apple...

A pair of notable shuffles were made over the last month when it comes to talent within Apple. Bloomberg reports that Apple has hired a former YouTube employee for social and video efforts, while VentureBeat reports that Facebook has snatched up a Siri language chief from Apple.

more…

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15:00
Engadget at E3: How video games and film are merging...

In Door No. 1, a new virtual reality comedy show coming to Hulu, the audience becomes the director, choosing not only where to look, but also selecting certain actions and propelling the story forward in unique ways. You're at your 10-year high schoo...

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14:45
Review: O6 Eyes-Free Controller for iPhone

Although iPhone accessories have become fairly routine, every once in a while we see a unique product that draws our attention. Fingertip Lab's new O6 is one such example of "something different" for iPhone users — a "life remote" that allows you to control your iPhone (or iPad or iPod touch) without having to interact with the screen, providing not only the ability to control music playback, but also narrated access to notifications, emails, tweets and more — even articles you've saved to services like Pocket. It's an interesting approach to curbing the problem with distracted driving, but can also be a very handy accessibility tool for the visually impaired. {/exp:char_limit}
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14:41
Our sun used to have a twin star named Nemesis

Astronomers have long been puzzled by the fact that our sun doesn't have a companion star. After all, most similar stars are part of a binary, or even triplet, system. Now, scientists may have confirmed a long-held theory: The sun did once have a com...

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14:20
Engadget at E3: VR is here -- so what's next?

For gamers, 2016 was the year of VR. But now that the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR are already on the market, with an ever-growing library of titles, where does the industry need to go from here? Most consumers don't seem that compelled b...

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14:18
Listen to Siri's More Natural Voice in iOS 11

Siri gets smarter in every new version of iOS, and iOS 11 is no exception. This year, Siri has been improved with advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence, giving the personal assistant a much more natural, expressive voice.

As you'll hear in the video, Siri sounds more human, adopting better pronunciation and different inflection depending on what's being said. There are also a lot of other improvements, which are covered in our Siri video and in the post below.

Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.

In iOS 11, Siri uses on-device learning across all of your devices to get a more complete picture of your interests, preferences, and routines. Because Siri now syncs across multiple devices, Siri learns more about you and your interactions with Siri are always the same regardless of whether you're using an iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

Siri...

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14:02
Are you watching Apple’s ‘Planet of the Apps’...

Apple debuted the first episode of its reality series Planet of the Apps last week and followed it up with episode two this week. When first announced, the show was met with a wide variety of responses, with some criticizing the concept of the show and others saying reality TV isn’t where Apple should be directing its attention.

Now that the first two episodes are available, what are your thoughts on Planet of the Apps?

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14:00
'Pro Evolution Soccer 2018' continues to...

Every year, there's the ongoing debate about which football game is the best: EA's FIFA or Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer. And the truth is they're both great in their own right -- FIFA traditionally has the better graphics, PES the better gameplay --...

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13:53
Hard drive and SSD status monitor utility SMART Alec...




Long-time Mac upgrade vendor OWC will soon launch SMART Alec, a utility to keep an eye on the health reporting data from SSDs, hard drives, and Fusion Drives connected to a Mac.

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13:50
Mini-review: How much faster have high-end iMacs...

Andrew Cunningham

Apple seems committed to the Mac Pro and iMac Pro for now, but the company says that its most popular desktops with pro users remains the 27-inch iMac.

Unlike phones and tablets, which can still post big performance gains from year to year, desktops age more slowly and gracefully. A typical replacement cycle in many businesses and schools is three or four years, and, as long as they don’t break, you can easily keep using them for years after that.

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13:46
Apple releases Safari Technology Preview 33 with...

Apple has released its updated Safari Technology Preview 33 for macOS Sierra and High Sierra today. The preview browser is specifically designed for developers to get an upcoming look at the new web technologies that macOS and iOS will eventually receive.

more…

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13:45
Ohio drunk drivers ordered to install Uber or Lyft

Drunk drivers may have a new consequence for getting behind the wheel while intoxicated. They'll still face stiff penalties like fines, mandatory driver's prevention programs and possible jail time, of course. However, according to The News-Herald, O...

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13:41
Podcast 563: Our iOS goes to 11

Apple confirms its working on autonomous automobiles, but is it making a car or a component? Roman and Glenn discuss Apple’s new podcast analytics, and then go through the large number of improvements scheduled for iOS 11, announced last week at WWDC. It’s going to feel like a very different system—for the better.

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13:25
'Duck Season' is equal parts nostalgic and...

When I was a kid with the original Nintendo Entertainment System, I of course played Duck Hunt. Fast forward 25 years and I did so in virtual reality, live on stage at E3 in front of the entire internet with Duck Season -- a tribute to the classic NE...

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13:19
The best wireless & portable Bluetooth MIDI...

We recently rounded up the best MIDI keyboards for Mac and Logic Pro X (2017 edition), and now it’s time to get portable. At this point in time, it’s hard for me to even believe that MIDI isn’t entirely wireless on every product that features it. But it is clear that some companies have been looking to the future for some time now, so we thought it would be good to run down the best wireless MIDI keyboards for Mac and iOS…

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13:17
Box’s desktop app is fine for you, but better for...

When you think of cloud storage services, your mind probably drifts over Dropbox or Google Drive. You might not remember Box as well -- it was one of the earliest cloud providers out there and it's thriving today. Now, it's catching up with some of i...

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13:02
The Touchtype Pro is coming to the smaller iPads

Touchtype is working on the Touchtype Pro for the iPad and is conducting a crowdfunding campaign to finance it. CEO Salman Sajid says it’s the most versatile iPad Keyboard case for these reasons:

It holds the Apple Magic Keyboard. Perfect for those who want to transition to an iPad for work, but don’t want to sacrifice their typing productivity — or wrist health — to do it. The keyboard can also flip behind the iPad when not in use.

Unlike Apple’s Smart Keyboard, the keyboard holder is detachable so you can leave it behind. The cover automatically adjusts to form-fit either situation.

It not only has a place to store the Apple Pencil but also headphones or a charging cable. Most cases only have room for only the Apple Pencil.

It’s stable on your lap, allowing the iPad Pro to fulfill its destiny as a worthy laptop replacement.

The Touchtype Pro will come in two versions: 1) one for just the 10....

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13:00
‘Echo Arena’ is competitive, virtual reality frisbee...

When we saw Lone Echo at Oculus Connect 3 late last year, it solved one of virtual reality's biggest limitations by ignoring humanity's most common form of locomotion: walking. The game takes place entirely in zero gravity, asking players to navigate...

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12:55
Survey finds 1/3 of people interested in Apple'...




Roughly a third of people in the U.S. are interested in Apple's Siri-based HomePod, though they're more likely to buy an Amazon Echo in practice, survey results suggested on Wednesday.

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12:47
Kodi 17.3. - Powerful media center tool for Mac or...

Kodi (was XBMC) is an award-winning free and open-source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.

Note: To install Kodi on OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later, you need to right-click the application after it has been installed and select "Open" from the list (this need only be done once). Alternatively, you can go to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> General. From there, unlock the lock at the bottom of the window and "Allow apps downloaded from: Anywhere." This second method is the preferred method, as you will no longer be bothered for future XBMC...

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12:45
Google Drive will soon back up any file or folder on...

If you use a cloud storage app on your PC, there's a good chance you use it as much for backing up your system as you do for accessing files on different devices. And Google knows it. The internet giant is reinventing its Drive desktop app as Backup...

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12:42
Wistron CEO let slip that upcoming iPhone will be...

Image: Newly leaked iPhone 8 parts give glimpse into rumored design

As we move closer to the unveiling of the next generation iPhones, more manufacturers are talking about device details. This time CEO Robert Hwang of Wistron, Apple’s primary iPhone manufacturer in India, has confirmed that the upcoming iPhone will be waterproof and feature wireless charging (Nikkei).

more…

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12:24
Day One 2.2.1 - Maintain a daily journal.

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

Features

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

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



Version 2.2.1:

Note: Currently available for $39.99

  • Various fixes and improvements to the end-to-end encryption user interface.



  • OS X...

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12:21
'Super Mario Odyssey' may look bizarre,...

There's perhaps no better example of Nintendo's creativity in game design than the Super Mario Bros. franchise. At a glance, the company's mascot seems like an unchanging, static figure. In reality, every game he stars in tweaks the Mario formula eve...

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12:16
ExpanDrive 5.5.0 - Access cloud storage just like a...

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

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



Version 5.5.0:

New

  • All new transfer/connection engine which bring much greater speed and reliability.
  • Improved connection monitoring and error handling

Fixed

  • Fixed occasional connectivity issues with Google Drive
  • Fixed rare disconnection issus



  • OS X 10.7 or later



...

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12:03
A stroll through Apple Park reveals green landscape...

Apple Park is starting to look a lot more like a park as Apple makes rapid progress on the massive landscaping job and continues construction at the site. The images above and below give a good ground level look at the thousands of trees being planted around the main circular building on the 175-acre campus. These photos sent in by a 9to5Mac reader show how the site looked as of late last week.

While Apple announced back in February that Apple Park would be ready for employees to begin moving in by April, the site still appears to be more in construction mode and it’s unclear what Apple staff if any is actually already working at the new campus. The company is also expected to host future events at the 1000-seat Steve Jobs Theatre located at Apple Park, but chatter from construction workers is that finishing touches could go beyond the end of the year and the new iPhone unveiling...

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12:03
Microsoft’s AI earns perfect Ms Pac-Man score

Some tasks are just too complex, too nuanced to tackle all at once, like beating all 256 levels of Ms. Pac-Man on the Atari 2600 while earning a perfect score of 999,990. That's why Microsoft didn't even try to train its AI to take it on in one go. I...

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11:50
E3 2017: Supercell reveals 'Brawl Stars,'...




"Clash of Clans" and "Clash Royale" developer Supercell has revealed "Brawl Stars," an upcoming iOS multiplayer game that pits two teams of three players against each other in a top-down shooter, eliminating opponents and completing objectives in order to win the game.

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11:45
'Wolfenstein II' starts with a wheelchair...

A little over four months away from launch, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus already feels finished. The game takes place almost immediately after the events of 2014's Wolfenstein: The New Order, with protagonist B.J. Blazkowicz waking up from a coma...

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11:33
Foxconn is closer to Announcing their new U.S. Plant...

In April Patently Apple posted a report titled "Foxconn to make 'Capital Intensive' Investment in the U.S. that will be revealed at a Special Event this Summer" Today we're learning that the announcement from Foxconn could come very soon and that Wisconsin may be where it'll land.

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11:32
Viber 6.8.2 - Send messages and make calls for free...

Viber lets you send free messages and make free calls to other Viber users, on any device and network, in any country!

Viber syncs your contacts, messages and call history with your mobile device, so you can start the conversation on the Viber mobile application and continue from the comfort of your Mac.

Viber features

  • Best-quality HD voice calls
  • Video calls
  • Free text and photo messages
  • Group conversations
  • No registration, passwords or invitations required
  • Contacts and messages sync between your mobile and Mac
  • Transfer ongoing calls between devices



Version 6.8.2:

  • Group invitation links are now available to help you easily add more people to your groups.



  • OS X 10.8 or later



Download Now]]>

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11:29
Xbox One X: More Speed, More Muscle


Microsoft earlier this week announced the next version of its Xbox line of gaming consoles, ahead of E3 2017, now ongoing in Los Angeles. The new Xbox One X, which goes on sale Nov. 7 for $499, is slimmer than previous models and packed with power. With a 6-teraflop Scorpio engine, the One X has 40 percent faster graphics performance than its chief rival, Sony's PS4 Pro. The custom Scorpio engine in the Microsoft box burns chrome at 1172 MHz -- a 37 percent increase over its predecessor, Xbox One, and 28 percent faster than PS4 Pro.

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11:22
The Grammys take voting online at last

Say what you will about the Grammys and its problems, but at least the Recording Academy has been making an effort to catch up with the times. After making streaming-only albums eligible for awards this year (allowing Chance the Rapper's Coloring Boo...

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11:15
iPhone 8 rumors: New evidence points to wireless...

Poor iPhone 7—we’re only halfway through its first year and it’s already totally overshadowed by whatever is coming next. After all, 2017 marks the iPhone’s 10th birthday, so Apple is reportedly gearing up to make its anniversary edition extra special.

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

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

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11:11
E3 2017: Mac games 'Fortnite,' '...




This year's E3 conference included a number of Mac-related gaming announcements, including highly anticipated titles "Fortnite," "Railway Empire," "Tropico 6," "Unto The End," and "Tunic."

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11:03
Google Drive’s Mac uploader will soon be replaced by...

Google currently has separate desktop clients to back up to Google Drive and Photos. With the upcoming Backup and Sync for Mac, the company is replacing the Drive client with a new app that features better integration.

more…

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11:00
How violence in video games changes with the times

Violence is the default mechanic in the video-game world. But as video-game graphics become more realistic and virtual reality headsets make games more immersive, developers are taking greater care with the way they portray murder and gore. The indep...

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10:47
Apple Supplier Wistron Confirms Wireless Charging...

Earlier today we posted a report titled "Apple's 3D-Sensing Camera Supplier says they're on Target to ship the new Lenses for Facial and Iris Recognition." Now the news gets even better. Apple supplier Wistron has confirmed that wireless charging is coming to certain iPhone models and more.

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10:47
'Project Cars 2' takes simulated driving...

With the likes of Forza and Gran Turismo getting their share of stage time at the big E3 events, it can be easy to overlook some of the other options. Bandai Namco and Slightly Mad Studios' Project Cars is one of those and the second installment of t...

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10:40
Foxconn may build a U.S. plant in Wisconsin

Apple supplier Hon Hai Precision Industry, better known as Foxconn Technology Group, is considering building a U.S. factory in Wisconsin, according to the Associated Press. Quoting unnamed “sources,” the article says that Wisconsin officials and company execs are in discussions about the plant.

Michigan remains in the mix as a possible location due to the proximity of the automotive industry. The AP doesn’t specify whether the discussions involve Foxconn’s proposed smartphone panel plant, which would supply Apple among others, or the proposed large-format display panel plant with Sharp. Or the discussions could involve both projects.   

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10:40
How to avert (even more) disaster at Uber

Uber is a classic example of that old adage about money not being enough to buy you class, especially in 2017. The startup, valued at around $70 billion, has been helped and hindered by the leadership of its controversial CEO, Travis Kalanick. After...

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10:35
OWC announces Smart Alec utility for Mac drives

OWC has announced SMART Alec, a Mac utility that constantly monitors and checks your Mac hard drives, SSDs, FireWire disks, and USB drives, warning you in advance if drives are failing or about to fail. 

The utility is designed to help you avoid sensitive, irreplaceable data from databases, word processing, Excel, PowerPoint and other business files, photos and videos, music compositions, and more. SMART Alec is currently available in beta . The free final version of SMART Alec and a $9.99 upgrade with additional features will be available in July.

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10:33
OWC announces Smart Alec utility for Mac drives

OWC has announced SMART Alec (https://www.smartalec.biz/), a Mac utility that constantly monitors and checks your Mac hard drives, SSDs, FireWire disks, and USB drives, warning you in advance if drives are failing or about to fail.

The utility is designed to help you avoid sensitive, irreplaceable data from databases, word processing, Excel, PowerPoint and other business files, photos and videos, music compositions, and more. SMART Alec is currently available in beta . The free final version of SMART Alec and a $9.99 upgrade with additional features will be available in July.

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10:26
Nativ ships hi-res music system with iOS, macOS...

Nativ is shipping the Vita, a high-resolution music system with an 11.6-inch touch-screen and access to “all music of the world.” It features built-in support for streaming services such as Apple Music and Spotify. 

Vita supports Apple Airplay, Spotify Connect, Google Cast and Bluetooth apt for integration of your mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads, and plays music from your Mac, PC or NAS through its 802.11ac and Gigabit networking technology. 

Network music libraries can also be navigated with the pre-installed music interface from Roon. Large music libraries can be stored directly on the built-in hard disk or SSD drives with up to 4TB capacity. And the Vita can deliver music to your A/V receiver or DAC. You can connect the system to your TV to watch the latest music videos and navigate your library on the big screen. 

Nativ’s 11.6, high-resolution LCD acts as a central control interface to stream high fidelity music to virtually any wireless headphone...

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10:23
Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.0.40 - Connect to Windows...

With Microsoft Remote Desktop, you can connect to a remote PC and your work resources from almost anywhere. Experience the power of Windows with RemoteFX in a Remote Desktop client designed to help you get your work done wherever you are.

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  • Access to remote resources through the Remote Desktop Gateway
  • Secure connection to your data and applications with breakthrough Network Layer Authentication (NLA) technology
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  • High quality video and sound streaming with improved compression and bandwidth usage
  • Easy connection to multiple monitors or projectors for presentations
  • Print from Windows applications to any printer configured on your Mac
  • Access local files on your Mac from your Windows applications



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10:19
Essential’s exclusivity deal with Sprint might not...

Few Android phones have generated the enthusiasm that Essential's PH-1 has. If you haven't been keeping up, it's a very pretty, surprisingly clever smartphone from Andy Rubin, one of the men responsible for unleashing Android upon the world.

On the...

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10:17
Rumor: wireless charging, waterproof bodies, 3D...

Taiwan-based Wistron, original equipment manufacturer and iPhone assembler, has confirmed that at least one of Apple's next-generation iPhone models will be "waterproof" and include wireless charging capabilities, according to the Japanese website Nikkei Asian Review. Somehow I don’t think the gang at Apple are going to be pleased about this leak.

"Assembly process for the previous generations of [iPhones] have not changed much, though new features like waterproof and wireless charging now require some different testing, and waterproof function will alter the assembly process a bit," [Robert] Hwang, [Wistron CEO], told reporters after the company's annual shareholders' meeting on Wednesday, says Nikkei Asian Review.

The publication...

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10:03
10.5-inch iPad Pro: Beautiful display and blazing...

It’s rare when Apple World Today has two major hardware reviews published on the same day, but the stars aligned and the timing was right for both a review of the fast new 27-inch iMac and the 10.5-inch iPad Pro. The two devices are different in their use case: the big iMac is a powerful desktop, while the iPad Pro seems to be the future of portable computing from Apple. Both devices have two things in common — astonishingly good displays and powerful processors — that set them apart from the rest of Apple’s products.

The 10.5-inch 2017 iPad Pro (right) and 12.9-inch 2015 iPad Pro (left)

A 12.9-inch iPad Pro has been my sole “laptop” for the last two years. On occasion, I have rued my decision and wished I had kept my little MacBook. More often than not, though,...

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10:01
Apple partner Wistron says 'iPhone 7s Plus...




In an apparent breach of Apple's secrecy protocols, Wistron's chief executive told reporters on Wednesday that this fall's anticipated "iPhone 7s Plus" will add wireless charging, and also improve on the water resistant design introduced with the iPhone 7 series.

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10:01
18th annual “Golden Trailer” awards

I’m addicted to movie trailers

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10:00
Facebook made a bot that can lie for better bargains

Chatbots can help you order pizza, accept payments and be super racist, but their usefulness has been pretty limited. However, Facebook announced today that it has created a much more capable bot by giving it the ability to negotiate, strategize, and...

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09:55
Library of Congress archives select webcomics for...

Webcomics have been around for a long while, and that's raising a question: who's going to preserve those comics for online viewing outside of non-profits like the Internet Archive? The Library of Congress, that's who. It just launched a Webcomics...

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09:52
Apple Issues $1 Billion Green Bond After Trump'...

An anonymous reader shares a report: Apple offered a $1 billion bond dedicated to financing clean energy and environmental projects on Tuesday, the first corporate green bond offered since President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate agreement. The offering comes over a year after Apple issued its first green bond of $1.5 billion -- the largest issued by a U.S. corporation -- as a response to the 2015 Paris agreement. Apple said its second green bond is meant to show that businesses are still committed to the goals of the 194-nation accord. "Leadership from the business community is essential to address the threat of climate change and protect our shared planet," said Lisa Jackson, Apple's vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives.


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09:37
'Shadow of the Colossus' was rebuilt from...

When Sony unveiled a remake Shadow of the Colossus for the PS4, it raised one big question: is it just a glorified remaster, or a true revamp? Thankfully, it's more than just a quick-and-dirty upgrade. Sony's Shuhei Yoshida tells Famitsu that every a...

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09:36
Nativ ships touchscreen-based Vita music player with...




Electronics maker Nativ on Wednesday launched the Vita, a high-end, touchscreen-based music player and server which has the rare feature of integrated Apple Music support.

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09:33
News: iPhone supplier confirms shipping 3D sensor...

Largan, a key supplier of camera lenses for the iPhone, says it will be shipping out lenses for 3D sensing modules later this year, leading to speculation that they will make their way into this year’s iPhones, Nikkei Asian Review reports. “We will have lenses for 3-D sensing [module used in smartphone] ready to ship in the second half this year,” said Largan CEO Adam Lin. Those lenses are essential in enabling facial and iris recognition-capabilities…

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09:30
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09:25
Apple Supplier Confirms New iPhone Models Will Be...

iPhone assembler Wistron has confirmed that at least one of Apple's next-generation iPhone models will be "waterproof" and include wireless charging capabilities, according to Japanese website Nikkei Asian Review.

"Assembly process for the previous generations of [iPhones] have not changed much, though new features like waterproof and wireless charging now require some different testing, and waterproof function will alter the assembly process a bit," [Robert] Hwang, [Wistron CEO], told reporters after the company's annual shareholders' meeting on Wednesday.Apple analysts Jeff Pu of Yuanta Investment Consulting and Arthur Liao of Fubon Securities claim Wistron is splitting orders for the upcoming 5.5-inch iPhone with a flat display with larger Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn, so it's likely that Wistron is referring to the so-called "iPhone 7s Plus."...

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09:15
'Minecraft' looks like a completely...

The best demonstration of the Xbox One X's 4K capabilities comes from an unlikely, blocky source: Minecraft. Behind closed doors at E3 2017, Microsoft showed off a handful of games it upgraded to 4K just for the Xbox One X, including Gears of War 4,...

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09:00
An emphatic Haka and an 80-second stare down at the...

Wow. Watch this video. Epic staredown by both teams. That’s a field full of men with bad intentions.

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09:00
The rise of the IT leader

Today’s IT leaders are true agents of change. Beyond just responding to business requests, they are helping steer progressive organizations in bold new directions.

The new infographic, The rise of the IT leader, offers five insights that are transforming IT leadership:

  1. IT can shape business strategy.
  2. There’s an urgent need for real-time insight.
  3. Mobility keeps driving innovation.
  4. Success depends on closer collaboration.
  5. IT is the catalyst for change.

Download the new infographic: The rise of the IT leader to learn how you can become an IT leader.

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08:59
Largan confirms it will ship facial recognition 3D...




Though the company stopped short of saying who the components are for, Apple supplier Largan has affirmed that it will ship 3D sensors capable of scanning a user's face and unique iris, capabilities rumored to be a part of the anticipated "iPhone 8."

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08:50
Netflix leaps over shrinking cable subscriber market...

New data from Leichtman Research shows that the US cable subscriber market is now smaller than Netflix’s market share which marks a first for the industry.

more…

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08:45
How Hollywood came to fear and loathe Rotten Tomatoes

I had no idea Hollywood gave so much credence to Rotten Tomatoes’ aggregation of reviews. Personally, I’ve never used it to decide whether or not I see a particular movie. Have you?

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08:37
Why QR codes are important to iOS 11 and China

QR codes are an interesting lesson in the differences between users in the “western world” versus those in Asia in particular. QR codes really haven’t taken off much here but they are a big part of the user experience in places like China.

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08:30
The sneaky psychology of Apple Pay and how it could...

Contrary to the headline and the writer’s assertion, it’s not the “sneaky psychology” of Apple Pay that could be a concern but the general nature of the way we think about money. Slamming Apple for our own failings isn’t at all fair. But, that having been said, it is interesting that, while Apple isn’t going to make much money by “holding” on to our Apple Pay dollars, they do stand to profit from our use of “fuzzy money”.

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08:28
Apple's 3D-Sensing Camera Supplier says they...

In April Patently Apple posted a report noting that Apple supplier Largan Precision told analysts during an earnings call that they were worried whether the company had enough staff to handle Apple's new 3D-sensing camera for the iPhone 8. Today Largan's chief executive confirmed that they would ship lenses for 3-D sensing modules ...

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08:25
Pages 6.2, Numbers 4.2, and Keynote 7.2 for Mac

Of the three, I only use Keynote on a regular basis. Do any of you use all three as an “Office” suite of apps?

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08:16
Microsoft Office 2016 15.35 - Popular productivity...

Microsoft Office 2016 - Unmistakably Office, designed for Mac.

The new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote provide the best of both worlds for Mac users - the familiar Office experience paired with the best of Mac. If you already use Office on a PC or iPad, you will find yourself right at home in Office 2016 for Mac. It works the way you expect, with the familiar ribbon interface and powerful task panes. Mac users will appreciate the modernized Office experience and the integration of Mac capabilities like Full Screen view and Multi-TouchTM gestures. With full Retina display support, your Office documents look sharper and more vibrant than ever.

Office for Mac is cloud-connected, so you can quickly get to the documents you’ve recently used on other devices and pick up where you left off. New, built-in document sharing tools make it easy to invite teammates to work on a document together. When sharing documents, you won’t have to...

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08:15
Crumb-free bread will mean ISS astronauts can now...

This sounds silly until you read the article and realize how important an experiment this will be.

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08:13
Box launches new Drive macOS app with cloud file...

Dropbox and Google Drive have long had native drive apps on the Mac, and now Box is introducing its own macOS drive client for its cloud syncing service. Box Drive for Mac is a free download in public beta version starting today.

more…

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08:03
Inside iOS 11: HomeKit gains multi-person geofencing...




With iOS 11, currently in a developer beta, Apple is enabling more complexity in the triggers for HomeKit scenes and events, making them adaptable to a wider variety of circumstances.

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08:02
Apple supplier Largan confirms it is shipping 3D-...

A well-known Apple supplier, Largan Precision, has announced that it is shipping 3D depth-sensing lenses in the second half of 2017 (via Nikkei). Although it didn’t identify brands by name, industry experts believe that these camera components are for the iPhone 8.

The special sensors will enable face recognition functionality, allowing users of the high-end iPhone to unlock their device just by looking at the screen. Largan already supplies most of the rear camera lenses used in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

more…

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07:44
News: Apple updates iWork apps with autocorrect...

Apple has updated its free Pages, Numbers and Keynote apps on iOS and Mac, adding autocorrect improvements and a library of more than 500 professionally drawn shapes that can be used in presentations and documents. There are also new options for replying to comments and joining in on threaded conversations, improvements to pan and zoom functionality, and an updated ability to add the most recent stock and currency information that syncs up with the…

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07:31
Instagram asks celebrities nicely to label sponsored...

Instagram is asking celebrities and others with significant numbers of followers to use a new ‘Paid partnership’ label to identify sponsored posts.

more…

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