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Friday May 12

08:45
Jamf Now: Set up and protect your Apple devices

Thanks to Jamf Now for sponsoring The Loop this week. Jamf Now is an on-demand mobile device management solution for the iPads, iPhones and Macs in your workplace. We make device management simple and affordable for everyone, so businesses can support their users; no IT required. Manage your first three devices for free and add more for just $2 per device per month. Get started for free today!

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08:38
This is your last chance to buy 'Alan Wake'

One of Alan Wake's best features was its licensed soundtrack, and now the tunes developer Remedy Entertainment carefully curated are causing a bit of grief. Remedy's rights to The Black Angels' "Young Men Dead" and "Up Jumped The Devil" from Nick Cav...

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08:36
Skype 7.52.0.597 - 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 7.52.0.597:

  • Quickly get to video messages, press play to watch a video message while it's...
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08:34
Apple doesn’t ‘need’ to buy anything

Many of the companies pundits think Apple should buy are patently ridiculous choices.

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08:19
Spotify 1.0.54.1079. - Stream music, create...

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

The music you love, whenever you want it

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



Version 1.0.54.1079.:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated



  • OS X 10.9 or later...

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08:16
calibre 2.85.0 - Complete e-book library management...

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

Manage, convert, sync, and more

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



Version 2.85.0:

New Features:

  • Book details...
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08:07
'PaRappa' and 'Gitaroo Man'...

PaRappa the Rapper and Gitaroo Man are some of the brightest, weirdest and catchiest music games I've ever played. They're crazy for sure — how many titles let you spit rhymes with a humanoid onion in a kung fu dojo? But they're also bold, imag...

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07:51
Satechi’s new Pro Hub expands 2016 MacBook Pro past...

Satechi has just announced the availability of its take on the USB-C hub for the 2016 MacBook Pro. While USB-C ports may be standard in a few years, today they’re just not, and many creatives still rely on external hubs to get their work done. Satechi’s new aluminum Type-C Pro Hub will bring back the ports and expansion power users need.

more…

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07:42
Alexa’s now a Eurovision trivia buff

Whatever your thoughts are on it, there's no denying that The Eurovision Song Contest continues to go from strength to strength. In 2016, over 200 million viewers watched Ukraine's Jamala triumph over three live shows broadcast from Stockholm, Sweden...

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07:40
Microsoft Is Surprisingly Comfortable With Its New...

An anonymous reader writes: The company that once held a mock funeral for the iPhone -- complete with dedicated "iPhone trashcans" -- now has a very different attitude about the company of Jobs. The Microsoft whose old CEO Steve Ballmer in 2007 famously predicted the iPhone had "no chance; no chance at all" of getting market share, now readily accepts and embraces a world where the iPhone and Android dominate personal computing. Microsoft talked a lot here at its Build 2017 developer conference about extending Windows experiences over to iOS and Android devices. And it's not just about fortifying Windows. Microsoft says it not only wants to connect with those foreign operating systems, but by bringing over functionality from Windows 10 (along with content) it hopes to "make those other devices better," as one Microsoft rep said in a press briefing yesterday. The developers here at Build cheered when Microsoft announced XAML Standard 1.0, which provides a single markup language to...

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07:39
PopChar 7.7.1 - Floating window shows available font...

PopChar helps you get the most out of your font collection. With its crystal-clear interface, PopChar provides a frustration-free way to access any font's special characters.

Features

  • Expanded accessibility - Your Mac includes over 700 fonts, each of which contains thousands of characters -- Why not make them as accessible as possible? PopChar makes it happen.
  • Interface advantages - PopChar displays easy-to-analyze tables of characters, giving you an ultra-convenient interface. You can't access most of these characters from your keyboard -- PopChar puts them within your reach.
  • Liberating compatibility - No matter what app you are using, PopChar brings snappy simplicity to all font-related tasks. Whether you're working with a word processor or a Web browser, PopChar integrates seamlessly.
  • Smarter searching - PopChar's seasoned search capabilities will...
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07:21
Apple invests $200 million in Corning's US...

Apple is awarding $200 million of its billion-dollar Advanced Manufacturing Fund to Corning Incorporated for research and development, "capital equipment needs" and high-tech glass processing. In a statement, Corning's CEO Wendell P. Weeks said that...

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07:15
News: Apple publishes ‘How to shoot on iPhone 7’...

Apple has posted a new web page with a series of tutorials on taking great photographs using the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Titled How to shoot on iPhone 7, the page hosts sixteen tutorial videos ranging from basics such as taking great portraits, close-ups, and action shots, to more advanced techniques such as shooting from unique angles, working with street lights and backlit subjects, and taking photos during the golden hour. Each video is brief…

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07:01
Sprint & SoftBank in 'preliminary...




Sprint and its controlling investor -- Japan's SoftBank -- are reportedly in "preliminary conversations" about a merger with T-Mobile U.S., a move that could narrow carrier choices for Apple's U.S. iPhone buyers.

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07:00
Self-driving cars could soon be cheaper and easier...

There's no shortage of companies working on artificial intelligence for cars. If anything there's a glut. Every automaker and startup seems to be building a nearly sentient system designed to operate cars and avoid objects (especially humans). AImoti...

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06:42
Belgian scientists turn polluted air into hydrogen...

To save the environment, humanity needs to do two things: reduce harmful gases and produce more energy from "green" energy sources. While plenty of research projects have tried to tackle these independently, few do both at the same time. Scientists f...

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06:21
Clair Torry’s legendary vocals on Pink Floyd’s The...

This is a great collection of videos, including this interview with Clair Torry, where she tells the story about coming in to the studio to record her vocals, getting no guidance from producer Alan Parsons, and basically winging it, coming up with one of the greatest off the cuff vocal performances of all time.

The video embedded in the main Loop post is a somewhat isolated mix which really highlights Clair’s performance. I just love this track. Feels like it just pours out of her soul.

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06:19
Samsung promises Tizen phones aren't dead with...

Samsung has plenty of reasons to give up on Tizen phones -- they're a security nightmare and there are basically no apps. However, it's not punting yet on its home-grown OS, as it has just launched its fourth Tizen smartphone, the Z4. The device is a...

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06:15
News: Report: Apple to announce Prime Video for...

Following a report last week that Apple and Amazon were close to sorting out their differences preventing Amazon Prime from coming to the Apple TV, Buzzfeed News now reveals that the two companies are preparing to make an announcement to this effect at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Citing “sources in a position to know,” the report suggests that not only will Amazon Prime’s video app make its debut on…

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06:12
How to instantly tell whether an iPhone is stolen

Stolen Phone Checker:

CTIA’s Stolen Phone Checker – powered by the GSMA Device Check service – is a public service designed to limit the resale of lost and stolen mobile devices in the United States and to help consumers, businesses, and law enforcement agencies make informed decisions about the status of a mobile device.

Looking to buy a used phone? Go to this page and enter the IMEI/MEID/ESN and submit. Good idea.

[Via 9to5Mac]

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06:06
External Link: Apple Watch Can Detect Abnormal Heart...

The eHeart study at the University of California, San Francisco has shown that a “deep neural network” fed data from the Apple Watch app Cardiogram was 97 percent accurate in detecting the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation causes about 25 percent of strokes and two-thirds of those strokes are preventable with relatively inexpensive drugs, making this potentially life-saving news. Cardiogram and UCSF plan to further validate the neural network’s findings against external data and incorporate the results into the Cardiogram app itself. The team also intends to see if the system can detect health conditions beyond atrial fibrillation.

 

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06:04
∞ VIDEO: Microsoft’s Fluent Design System at work

[VIDEO] The video embedded in the main Loop post was built to showcase Microsoft’s new Windows 10 design language, which will roll out over the coming months. As you watch the video, think motion, depth, and translucency effects. It all flies by fast, so it might take a few viewings to wrap your head around the subtleties.

Not seeing a lot of capability that I don’t already see in iOS, but the trend definitely seems to be more depth, a move away from the completely flat design that had become a hallmark of Windows.

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Aerix Black Talon 2.0 Micro FPV...

In our iLounge Deal for today, you can pick up the Aerix Black Talon 2.0 Micro FPV Beginner Racing Drone for only $99.99 — a savings of 13% off the regular price. This little racing drone is designed with the beginner in mind, giving you the extreme performance of a high-speed drone while still maintaining enhanced flight controls and stability. A six-axis flight control system with adjustable gyro sensitivity provides super stable flight whether…

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06:00
Get The Ultimate Learn To Code 2017 Bundle for only...

One of our most popular developer training bundles from last year was the 2016 edition of the Ultimate Learn To Code Bundle. The bundle's back with updated course material that's sure to get you up to speed in the job skills you need to succeed! This immersive set of online courses provides over 80 hours of training for only $49 -- it's a $1,186 value!

The Ultimate Learn To Code 2017 Bundle is packed with 10 separate modules:

  1. The Professional Ruby on Rails Developer with Rails 5: Get an intro to Rails 5 and learn how to build interactive web apps with one of the most popular frameworks on Earth
  2. Javascript Specialist Designation: Study for and pass the...
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06:00
Microsoft's dream of owning the living room...

When Microsoft unveiled Cortana three years ago, it was positioned as the company's response to Siri and Google Now. But as Windows Phone faltered, Microsoft wisely shifted Cortana over to other mobile platforms and Windows PCs, where it could hook i...

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05:55
AppleInsider podcast talks road to 'iPhone 8...




This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the things that happen on the road to 'iPhone 8' production, Neil's thoughts on USB-C on iOS devices, Microsoft and more.

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05:54
Apple Watch can detect an abnormal heart rhythm with...

Sarah Buhr, TechCrunch:

According to a study conducted through heartbeat measurement app Cardiogram and the University of California, San Francisco, the Apple Watch is 97 percent accurate in detecting the most common abnormal heart rhythm when paired with an AI-based algorithm.

The study involved 6,158 participants recruited through the Cardiogram app on Apple Watch. Most of the participants in the UCSF Health eHeart study had normal EKG readings. However, 200 of them had been diagnosed with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (an abnormal heartbeat). Engineers then trained a deep neural network to identify these abnormal heart rhythms from Apple Watch heart rate data.

The future is wide open.

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05:53
Apple awards Corning first advanced manufacturing...

Apple has announced that Corning Inc. will receive $200 million from the company’s new Advanced Manufacturing Fund as part of the tech giant’s commitment to foster innovation among American manufacturers. 

Corning is an American manufacturer of glass, ceramics, and related materials, primarily for industrial and scientific applications. It’s been one of the main suppliers to Apple since working with Steve Jobs in 2007 to develop the iPhone.

The investment will support Corning’s R&D, capital equipment needs and state-of-the-art glass processing. Corning's 65-year-old Harrodsburg facility has been integral to the 10-year collaboration between these two innovative companies and will be the focus of Apple’s investment. 

“Corning is a great example of a supplier that has continued to innovate and they are one of Apple's long-standing suppliers,” Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer, said in a press release. “This partnership started 10 years ago with...

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05:51
Apple wearables sales outpacing iPhone out of the...

Neil Cybart, Above Avalon:

According to Apple’s most recent earnings and management commentary, the company sold more than five million wearable devices last quarter. When combined, Apple Watch, AirPods, and W1 chip-enabled Beats headphones are now outselling Mac in terms of unit sales. More impressively, Apple wearables are tracking ahead of iPhone in terms of unit sales out of the gate. As competitors continue to approach wearables with caution, Apple is doubling down.

Unit sales, not total revenue, but still impressive. Nice job by Neil pulling this together. Take a look at the chart labeled Exhibit 2, which does a nice job putting all this into perspective.

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05:51
Comment: Seven years on from Steve Jobs’ ‘Thoughts...

It’s now seven years since Steve Jobs wrote his famous Thoughts on Flash open letter, in which he explained to Adobe the six reasons why Apple did not allow Flash on iOS devices. These reasons were, in brief:

  • It’s a proprietary product, and Apple prefers open web standards [sometimes]
  • An increasing number of websites are switching to better video formats
  • Flash has poor security, reliability and performance
  • Flash decreases battery life
  • Flash was designed for desktop, not touch
  • It’s an additional layer that holds back innovation

Most of those reasons are just as valid today, security not least among them …

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05:46
Apple awards Corning first advanced manufacturing...

Apple has announced that Corning Incorporated will receive $200 million from the company’s new Advanced Manufacturing Fund as part of the tech giant’s commitment to foster innovation among American manufacturers.

The investment will support Corning’s R&D, capital equipment needs and state-of-the-art glass processing. Corning's 65-year-old Harrodsburg facility has been integral to the 10-year collaboration between these two innovative companies and will be the focus of Apple’s investment. 

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05:46
Why Apple had to borrow $98 billion

CNBC:

According to FactSet, as of the end of the first quarter of 2017, Apple has taken on more than $98 billion in debt.

And:

Apple generates cash flows of nearly $40 billion every six months. It’s the richest company in the world, with more than $256.8 billion in cash and marketable securities sitting on its books.

Why does such a rich company have to borrow money?

And:

As of the end of 2016, Apple had more than $230 billion stored overseas. That’s because, when Apple earns money from sales outside the U.S., it’s taxed once by the country where it makes those sales, then taxed again by the U.S. when it brings the money back home. As a result, Apple doesn’t bring that money home.

This from Tim Cook, in his recent interview with Jim Cramer:

If you sell globally, you earn money globally. If you earn money globally, you can’t bring it back into the United States unless you pay 35 percent plus your state tax. And you look at this...

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05:40
Apple awards glassmaker Corning $200M to grow made...




Apple has invested into Gorilla Glass manufacturer Corning with the first award for $200 million from the Advanced Manufacturing Fund investment pool, to support "revolutionary glass production methods."

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05:33
Apple awards Corning first Advanced Manufacturing...

From Apple’s press release:

Apple today announced Corning Incorporated will receive $200 million from Apple’s new Advanced Manufacturing Fund as part of the company’s commitment to foster innovation among American manufacturers. The investment will support Corning’s R&D, capital equipment needs and state-of-the-art glass processing. Corning’s 65-year-old Harrodsburg facility has been integral to the 10-year collaboration between these two innovative companies and will be the focus of Apple’s investment.

And:

Apple has committed to investing at least $1 billion with US-based companies as part of the fund, which is designed to foster innovative production and highly skilled jobs that will help lay the foundation for a new era of technology-driven manufacturing in the US.

Logical investment in a company whose fortunes are tightly bound with yours.

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05:30
Future versions of Siri may support ‘unconventional...

Future versions of Siri — its “personal digital assistant” — may sound like, and respond to, more natural language thanthe somewhat structured interaction of the present. Apple has filed for a patent (number 20170132199) for “unconventional virtual assistant interactions.”

In the patent filing, Apple says that a digital assistant (Siri) can be helpful in remembering calendar events or other reminders that have been set specifically by a user. It also can be helpful in generating a recommendation based on a user request and on third-party reviews that are publicly available. 

However, Apple says that digital assistants generally have not been useful in handling unconventional interactions, such as interactions with users other than a primary user, interactions with other virtual assistants, complex interactions, and interactions with physical entities. What’s more, such assistants generally haven’t been useful in performing tasks that are spread out in time, or that...

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05:24
Thunderbird 52.1.0 - Email client from Mozilla.

As of July 2012, Thunderbird has transitioned to a new governance model, with new features being developed by the broader free software and open source community, and security fixes and improvements handled by Mozilla.

Thunderbird is a free, open-source, cross-platform e-mail and news (NNTP) client developed by the Mozilla Foundation. The project strategy is modeled after Mozilla Firefox, a project aimed at creating a Web browser.



Version 52.1.0:

Fixed

  • Google Oauth setup can sometimes not progress to the next step
  • Background images not working and other issues related to embedded images when composing email
  • Various security fixes

Known Issues

  • Crash when compacting IMAP folder
  • Crash due to incompatibility with McAfee Anti-SPAM add-on (Workaround: Start in safe...
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05:17
50 floating screens will clean the Pacific garbage...

The Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch foundation that aims to deal with plastics polluting our seas, says it's finally ready to put its technology to work. In a statement released yesterday, the organization has revealed that it plans to start cleaning up the G...

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05:15
Rumor: Apple buying up large quantities of 3D camera...

Apple is apparently buying up all the 3D camera component components it can for its next-gen iPhone.

The current rumor has it that the upcoming handset will feature a 3D camera with facial recognition capabilities and that LG Innotek has been acting as the supplier of these parts.

The rumor also coincides with a report that LG Innotek has invested $238.5 million in a facility just for Apple’s orders. Apple’s initial order is worth about $177 million.

Apple and LG Innotek joined forces last year to developer a new 3D camera system for smartphones. This technology could also detect adjustable depth of field photography and be used for facial recognition.

Another report says Apple plans to use a camera coupled with infrared sensors to create 3D facial maps. Those scans could be used for facial recognition along with real time 3D mapping for avatars and 3D selfies.

If implemented, Apple could possibly use this technology as a form of biometric...

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05:05
iPlayer will soon require a BBC account

The majority of Brits will soon need a BBC account in order to watch iPlayer, listen to iPlayer Radio and use some of the broadcaster's other services. The BBC has said that registration will move from optional to mandatory within the next few weeks....

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05:00
Apple Watch could help detect signs of atrial...

This could be helpful, if not potentially life-saving.

A team of researchers just proved that the Apple Watch’s heart rate sensor can actually detect an early sign of heart disease without any symptoms at all, a development that could change how people use their Apple Watches.

The sensor can accurately detect atrial fibrillation, an abnormal heart rate that can lead to stroke or heart disease. While atrial fibrillation can be caused by a variety of factors, including high blood pressure, this doesn’t qualify the Apple Watch as a diagnostic device. Still, its accurate heart rate sensor shows there is potential for the watch as a health and fitness tool beyond its basic fitness-tracking features.

Developers of the Cardiogram app worked with researchers from the University of California San Francisco’s Health eHeart study and Apple’s ResearchKit to develop their own app, known as “mRhythm”. On Thursday, Cardiogram and UCSF’s cardiology division presented the...

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04:59
RapidWeaver 7.4 - Create template-based websites...

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

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

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

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04:58
Study: organizations falling behind in cybersecurity...

DFLabs (www.dflabs.com), which specializes in security automation and orchestration technology, has announced new research from Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), commissioned by DFLabs and other technology vendors, which shows that when it comes to the evolution of Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations, 71% of respondent organizations find it more difficult today than it was two years ago due to the changing threat landscape, followed by volume of alerts and increased regulatory changes.

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04:58
Study: organizations falling behind in cybersecurity...

DFLabs (www.dflabs.com), which specializes in security automation and orchestration technology, has announced new research from Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), commissioned by DFLabs and other technology vendors, which shows that when it comes to the evolution of Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations, 71% of respondent organizations find it more difficult today than it was two years ago due to the changing threat landscape, followed by volume of alerts and increased regulatory changes.

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04:54
Gartner: AI could turn some skilled practices into...

CIOs have a major role to play in preparing businesses for the impact that artificial intelligence (AI) will have on business strategy and human employment, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com). The research group predicts that by 2022, smart machines and robots may replace highly trained professionals in tasks within medicine, law and IT.

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04:54
Gartner: AI could turn some skilled practices into...

CIOs have a major role to play in preparing businesses for the impact that artificial intelligence (AI) will have on business strategy and human employment, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com). The research group predicts that by 2022, smart machines and robots may replace highly trained professionals in tasks within medicine, law and IT.

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04:40
Red Giant releases Universe 2.1 featuring new text...

Red Giant has unveiled Universe 2.1, an update to its collection of GPU-accelerated plugins for editors and motion graphics artists. The upgrade offers six new tools and updates to two existing plugins.

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04:31
Apple Awards Corning First Investment from their...

In February Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple CEO Reveals for the First Time that they Spent $50 Billion last year with U.S. Suppliers." On May 03, Cook told CNBC's Jim Cramer announced that a one billion dollar investment in U.S. jobs would be announced later this month. Today Apple announced Corning Incorporated will receive $200 million from Apple’s new Advanced Manufacturing Fund as part of the company’s commitment to foster innovation among American manufacturers.

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04:30
Strata launches Design 3D CX Version 8.2 for macOS,...

Strata has rolled out an update to their flagship software, Design 3D CX. The update includes the addition of Publish VR, which allows designers to export their designs from Strata to virtual reality at the touch of a button, and Render VR which lets users take 360° stereoscopic images and share them on VR viewers like Google Cardboard.

New users can download a free 30-day demo at Strata.com. Existing users can upgrade for $59.95.

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04:30
Buying a used iPhone? Here’s an easy way to check...

Nobody wants to risk buying a stolen item. Even if you leave aside the morality issue, buying stolen devices creates a market for further thefts. And with iPhones, a stolen device will be rendered useless by a combination of Activation Lock and blocks by carriers.

Wireless trade body CTIA has now created a free online tool to allow anyone to instantly check whether a phone is registered as lost or stolen …

more…

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04:30
Sunday is Mother’s Day; celebrate with these apps

Sunday is Mother’s Day (you didn’t forget, did you?). There are several iOS apps available to help you celebrate. Here are a few to get you started:

Mother's Day Photo Frame (free) lets you send a card to your mom with your own picture and decorated with your own worlds. I Love Mom is a $0.99 app for iMessage that lets you customize your messages with graphic, emoji and more.

Baby Hazel Mother’s Day (free, with in-app purchases) is a game in which you help the title character help her dad plan a Mother's Day celebration. Mother's Day Nails...

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04:21
LibreOffice 5.3.3.2 - Free, open-source office suite.

LibreOffice is an office suite (word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, drawing tool) compatible with other major office suites. The Document Foundation is coordinating development and maintenance of this OpenOffice.org fork.

Many different language versions are available here.



Version 5.3.3.2:

  • Integrates more than 70 patches
  • Update to the Sifr monochrome icon set
  • Fixes for interoperability with Microsoft Office documents



  • OS X 10.8 or later



Download Now]]>

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04:16
AI-equipped Apple Watch can detect the signs of a...

The Apple Watch may become a useful tool in detecting an abnormal heartbeat, according to a study by heart rate app-maker Cardiogram and the UCSF Health lab. They determined that the wearable, when paired with neural network algorithms, is 97 percent...

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04:00
Apple’s first Advanced Manufacturing Fund investment...

Apple has this morning announced that glass manufacturer Corning will be the first beneficiary of the Advanced Manufacturing Fund announced earlier this month. The $1B fund was established to ‘foster innovation among American manufacturers.’

Corning makes the Gorilla Glass used on every iPhone and iPad since the original iPhone. Apple said that the investment will assist in three ways …

more…

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04:00
How to use your iCloud account in macOS Sierra’s...

iCloud is included with macOS. Once you sign up for your free iCloud account, you can push calendar updates across your devices, share your iCloud Calendar, and see your calendar on the iCloud website.

If you have an iCloud account , you can use iCal to access and manage your iCloud calendars. If you set up the iCloud Calendar service on several devices and computers, your iCloud calendar and reminder information is kept up to date on each device and computer.

Set up your iCloud calendar account from System Preferences to see your iCloud-based calendars in the Calendar window. In the System Preferences app, click iCloud and sign in. 

If this is your first time signing in from this computer, you'll be asked if you want to use iCloud for contacts, calendars, and bookmarks. Make sure that the calendars option is selected (checked), then click Next.

If you've previously signed in to iCloud, you'll...

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03:53
Drive Genius 5.0.1 - Powerful system utility.

Drive Genius gives you faster performance from your Mac while also protecting it. The award-winning and improved DrivePulse feature alerts you to hard drive issues before they become major problems. Optimized for OS X 10.10 Yosemite, top features like Defrag and DriveSlim will help keep your Mac running fast. The all-new BootWell tool lets you create a special bootable secondary drive to Defrag or Repair your main hard drive. You can also personalize and organize your Mac hard drive icons with IconGenius.



Version 5.0.1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.10 or later.

Note: Version 5 is a paid upgrade from previous versions. Upgrade info can be found here.

  • Fixed Defrag utility failing to launch
  • Fix Clone failure when an invalid path was encountered
  • Fix for a situation where Malware Scan would...
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03:50
Apple closes on sale of $7 billion in debt

Apple has wrapped a sale of $7 billion in debt across various tranches, according to its SEC filing. The tech giant sold $500M in floating rate notes due 2020 and $750 million in floating-rate notes due in 2022.

That's along with: $1billion in 1.8% notes due in 2020; $1 billion in 2.3% notes due in 2022; $1.75B billion in 2.85% notes due in 2024; and $2 billion in 3.2% notes due in 2027. At last report, Apple's total debt had risen to $98.88 billion (some $85 billion of that in long-term debt).

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03:45
Sleep expert hired in 2014 bids adieu to Apple

Even as Apple scoops up Beddit, a sleep tracking hardware/software company, Roy J.E.M. Raymann, a sleep scientist Apple hired back in 2014, left the company, according to his LinkedIn profile.

He worked on the Apple’s HealthKit, ResearchKit and the iPhone’s Bedtime alarm. Prior to working at Apple, Raymann was a senior scientist at Philips Research who founded the Philips Sleep Experience Laboratory, a non-clinical sleep research lab.

He has moved to SleepScore Labs, a joint venture between ResMed, Dr. Oz Media, and Pegasus Capital Advisors, according to Mobile Health News. He will serve as vice president of Sleep Science and Scientific Affairs.Whether Raymman left Apple because...

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for May 12, 2017

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

macOS Apps/Updates

St. Clair Software has released Default Folder X 5.1.5, an update to their utility for the Mac. It enhances the file dialogs in all macOS applications. 

Default Folder provides fast navigation to your files, previews, integrated Spotlight tagging, and more. Its custom keyboard shortcuts put your favorite and recent folders at your fingertips. Version 5.1.5 supports minimized Save dialogs and improves stability.

Default Folder X 5.1.5 is a free update for existing users. It requires macOS 10.10 or higher. New licenses are $34.95; upgrades from version 4 and prior are $14.95.

iMobie has announced...

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03:25
Apple Awards Corning First Advanced Manufacturing...

Apple today announced that Corning, the makers of Gorilla Glass, will be the first major benefactor of its $1 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund, which was announced by Apple CEO Tim Cook earlier this month.

Corning is a long-time Apple Supplier, and its Gorilla Glass products have been used in the iPhone and the iPad for several years. Corning Incorporated will receive $200 million from Apple's new fund, which aims to foster innovation among American manufacturers and lead to more U.S. jobs. The investment will support Corning's research and development, capital equipment needs and state-of-the-art glass processing, according to Apple's press release.

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03:15
The Morning After: Friday, May 12th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to the end of the week. Microsoft's second day of its annual conference was a more interesting one.It's trying to bridge your PC and phone, and we get to see what's next for Windows 10. Meanwhile, a Russ...

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02:34
Ads are coming to Amazon Echo skills

If the Beauty and the Beast and Burger King debacles were anything to go by, owners of smart speakers like the Google Home aren't big fans of ads. But that won't stop marketing companies like VoiceLabs from trying to make them happen. The voice analy...

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02:33
Apple adds a Mother's Day Challenge for...




In recognition of Mother's Day on May 14, Apple is creating a special "Mother's Day Challenge" to reward a walk, run or wheelchair workout "of a mile or more" with a special achievement badge in the Activity app, as well as stickers for use within iMessage.

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00:30
StoreDot demos EV battery that reaches a full charge...

StoreDot, an Israeli startup known for making fast-charging batteries, announced its model for EVs in 2015. The company claims that its EV battery can reach a full charge within only five minutes and can keep the car running for 300 miles. Now, to pr...

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Thursday May 11

22:43
'Coding Jam' uses musical blocks to teach...

Last year, Osmo expanded its iPad-based children's learning system with a program that teaches kids to code by linking tangible tiles with on-screen commands. Now the company's expanded its platform with Coding Jam, an add-on that assigns musical ton...

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21:33
Judge sends Uber/Waymo case to DOJ for investigation

In the latest bad news for Uber, the judge presiding over its trade secrets lawsuit with Google self-driving car unit Waymo has asked federal prosecutors to investigate the case. Reuters and Bloomberg report that US District Judge William Alsup said...

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20:59
Default Folder X 5.1.5 - Enhances Open and Save...

Default Folder X attaches a toolbar to the right side of the Open and Save dialogs in any OS X-native application. The toolbar gives you fast access to various folders and commands. You just click on the buttons to go to your favorite and recently used folders, manage the folders and files shown in the list, and make changes to your settings. It also fixes a number of problems in Open and Save dialogs, "rebounding" to the last selected file, putting the path listing back in the top menu, and correcting bugs in scrolling column views.

Features

  • Directory assistant: You can access the contents of your recent, favorite, and open folders right from Default Folder X's toolbar.
  • Real time saving: If you're constantly saving things inside the same folder, Default Folder X can remember that folder for you.
  • Finder management: Default Folder X lets you open up or save to any Finder window...
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20:59
Opera 45.0.2552.635 - High-performance Web browser.

Opera is a fast and secure browser trusted by millions of users. With the intuitive interface, Speed Dial and visual bookmarks for organizing favorite sites, news feature with fresh, relevant content, speed-boosting Opera Turbo mode and more handy features, Opera has everything you need to do more on the web. Also, with 1700+ available extensions, you can mix and match additional features to customize the browser the way you want.



Version 45.0.2552.635:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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20:59
Cocktail 10.3.3 - $20.00

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 10.3.3:

  • Improvements on the "Optimize network" procedure
  • Fixed some compatibility issues with System Integrity Protection and EtreCheck
  • Reduced CPU load
  • Fixed a bug which caused a kernel panic in some rare cases
  • Added macOS 10.2.5 Sierra compatibility
  • Other...
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20:59
Capture One 10.1.1.5 - RAW workflow software.

Capture One is a professional RAW converter offering you ultimate image quality with accurate colors and incredible detail from more than 300 high-end cameras -- straight out of the box. It offers state-of-the-art tethered capture, powerful digital asset management, extensive adjustment tools and a flexible workflow.

With an updated processing engine, market-leading performance and powerful new features, Capture One is the professional choice in imaging software. You get the highly responsive precision tools you need to create stunning images from your camera's RAW files in a time-saving workflow that can be customized to fit your needs.



Version 10.1.1.5:

Note: Version 10 is a paid upgrade from previous versions.

Note: Now requires OS X 10.11.6 or later

New

  • PSD support (read only) - Capture One can now view PSD assets, fileveraging Capture One’s cataloging ability as...
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20:59
calibre 2.84.0 - Complete e-book library management...

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

Manage, convert, sync, and more

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



Version 2.84.0:

New

  • Kindle driver: Also...
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20:23
D-Link would like you to forget about its lax...

Back in January, the US Federal Trade Commission accused D-Link of putting customers in harm's way with its extremely negligent approach to security. According to the FTC, the company left hundreds of thousands of customers vulnerable to attack by fa...

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19:22
Lighthouse home security camera uses AI to ID people...

Security cameras are getting more and more advanced these days, they might put a few security companies out of business. Take Lighthouse, for instance. The device, hailing from an accelerator created by Android co-founder Andy Rubin, can figure out w...

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18:45
Apple Watch Can Detect An Abnormal Heart Rhythm With...

According to a study conducted through heartbeat measurement app Cardiogram and the University of California, San Francisco, the Apple Watch is 97 percent accurate in detecting the most common abnormal heart rhythm when paired with an AI-based algorithm. TechCrunch reports: The study involved 6,158 participants recruited through the Cardiogram app on Apple Watch. Most of the participants in the UCSF Health eHeart study had normal EKG readings. However, 200 of them had been diagnosed with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (an abnormal heartbeat). Engineers then trained a deep neural network to identify these abnormal heart rhythms from Apple Watch heart rate data. Cardiogram began the study with UCSF in 2016 to discover whether the Apple Watch could detect an oncoming stroke. About a quarter of strokes are caused by an abnormal heart rhythm, according to Cardiogram co-founder and data scientist for UCSF's eHeart study Brandon Ballinger. Cardiogram tested the deep neural network it had...

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17:51
Apple Introduces a Series of 16 Short 'How to...

Late this afternoon Apple released a new web page that offers iPhone users with a number of 'How to' videos. The first four videos are presented in this report ...

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17:15
How to shoot on iPhone 7

Apple posted a new Web page showing you how to shoot a picture in different situations using the iPhone 7. This is a page I will definitely use.

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17:12
Researchers at UCSF and Cardiogram Confirm Apple...

In a joint study published today, Cardiogram and researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) relied on the Apple Watch -- and Cardiogram's algorithm -- to gather heart rate and electrocardiogram data ...

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16:57
Apple publishes 'How to Shoot on iPhone 7...




Apple on Thursday added a new page to its website dedicated to taking better photos with iPhone 7. The mini-site is filled with short tutorial videos that explain -- and advertise -- the handset's various capture modes to new users and offer tips on basic photography techniques.

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16:21
Apple debuts new ‘How to shoot on iPhone 7’ website...

Apple has long showcased the capabilities of the iPhone 7 camera, but now the company is working to help everyone take great looking images with the device. Today, Apple debuted a new series of videos, as well as a new website, focused on educating users on how to take the best images with their iPhone…

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16:20
Apple Launches New Website and Videos Featuring...

Apple today launched a new iPhone 7 video series entitled "How to Shoot on iPhone 7," featuring a range of tutorial videos that it's uploaded both to a new website and to its YouTube channel.

There are five videos on YouTube, which are designed to teach iPhone 7 and 7 Plus owners how to use the camera on their devices to capture various types of photos, including panoramas, portraits, action shorts, and more.

Each video is approximately 40 seconds in length and features a clear step-by-step tutorial on how to use each feature directly on the iPhone. For the Portrait Mode video, for example, step 1 is swiping over to Portrait Mode, while Step 2 is looking for the depth effect tag before taking the shot.

All of the videos are super simple and are going to be most useful for people who don't often use the camera or who haven't invested a lot of...

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15:39
Amazon Prime Video could be coming to Apple TV at...

John Paczkowski writing for BuzzFeed:

Sources in position to know tell BuzzFeed News that Amazon’s Prime video app — long absent from Apple TV — is indeed headed to Apple’s diminutive set-top box. Apple plans to announce Amazon Prime video’s impending arrive to the Apple TV App Store during the keynote at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on June 5 in San Jose, CA. A source familiar with the companies’ thinking say the app is expected to go live this summer, but cautioned that the hard launch date might change. Amazon had previously declined to even submit a Prime Video app for inclusion in Apple’s Apple TV App Store.

John certainly knows his stuff and this has been rumored before. It would be great if Amazon and Apple could get things worked out, release a video app, and get the Apple TV back in the Amazon store again.

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15:31
New York will allow self-driving vehicle testing

“We are taking a careful yet balanced approach to incorporating autonomous vehicles on our roads to reduce dangerous driving habits, decrease the number of accidents and save lives on New York roadways,” Cuomo said in a statement.

Says a lot about the driving habits of many on the roads today.

Companies in New York must have a $5 million insurance policy, submit reports to the state, be overseen by the state police and pay the state police for supervising each test.

Testing also cannot take place in construction or school zones – which take up huge swaths of land in New York City – and must adhere to a predesignated route shared in advance with the state.

No doubt there will be challenges or suggestions from the companies developing the technology.

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15:12
AWT News Update: May 11, 2017

Tony Fadell (left) and John Markoff at the Computer History Museum. Photo via AppleInsider

Microsoft Windows will make nice with iOS, the father of the iPod speaks, and the Sims are coming to an iPhone or iPad near you:

  • A fall release of Microsoft Windows 10 will add features that provide a lot of support for iOS devices
  • Tony Fadell, iPod designer and former Nest CEO, talked last night at a San Jose forum on the history and impact of the iPhone
  • EA announces The Sims Mobile, a new game in the franchise that will run on iOS

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

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14:52
Microsoft Debuts Smarter Cloud at Build


Microsoft executives, led by CEO Satya Nadella, introduced a series of enhancements to the company's critical data and cloud services at the kickoff of its annual Build conference on Wednesday, demonstrating new ways to expand adoption of artificial intelligence, personal digital assistants and other innovations. Nadella told conference attendees that there will be more than 25 billion intelligent devices in the world by 2020, and the role of developers will be to extend new technologies to meet that challenge.

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14:25
Apple sleep scientist responsible for Night Shift...

Earlier this week, we reported that Apple acquired sleep platform Beddit as sleep tracking remains an oft-requested feature for Apple Watch. Simultaneously, Apple has also lost one of its top sleep experts. According to a report from MobiHealthNews, Apple sleep scientist Roy J.E.M Raymann has departed the company…

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14:13
Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV will be...

Apple and Amazon have settled (at least some of) their differences. Amazon Prime Video is officially making its way to the Apple TV.

Apple will announce the all-new Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV at this year’s WWDC keynote on June 5, according to BuzzFeed. Then the app will reportedly hit the tvOS App Store this summer. In addition, Amazon.com will be start selling the Apple TV set-top box again after being banned two years ago.

This corroborates an earlier report that Apple and Amazon had reached an agreement to the benefit of both their streaming media strategies. Amazon Prime members who own an Apple TV have another reason to renew their membership, and the Apple...

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14:11
Sleep specialist Roy Raymann leaves Apple in tandem...




An important sleep research expert, Dr. Roy J.E.M. Raymann, appears to have quietly left Apple last month, just ahead of the company's Beddit acquisition.

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13:51
Tip of the Day: Opening a Playlist in a separate...

If you’re a long-time iTunes power user, you’ll probably remember the good old days when you could open a playlist in a second iTunes window — a feature that Apple in its infinite wisdom decided to callously discard alongside the whole new user interface in iTunes 11. Even after iTunes resurrected the sidebar in iTunes 12.4 last year, the ability to open playlists in a new window still remained conspicuously absent. Until iTunes 12.6…

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13:43
Rumor: Amazon Prime to be announced for the Apple TV...

Apple plans to announce Amazon Prime video's coming to the Apple TV App Store during the keynote at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on June 5, according to BuzzFeed News

The article, quoting an unnamed “source familiar with the companies' thinking,” says the app is expected to go live this summer, though the hard launch date could change. This would allow Amazon Prime Video subscribers to easily watch TV shows and movies from the service using Apple's set-top box.

As part of the arrangement between the two companies, Amazon will resume selling Apple's set-top box, adds BuzzFeed. If the rumor is true, this would be an about-face for Amazon. In June 2016, CEO Jeff Bezos said he only wants Amazon to sell devices that support Prime Video....

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13:36
The Apple Watch can be used to help diagnose a...

In a joint study published today, app developer Cardiogram and researchers at the University of California, San Francisco said Apple Watch combined with Cardiogram’s algorithm showed the smartwatch’s sensors can differentiate between a normal heart rhythm and atrial fibrillation (AF). In fact, the study identified AF with 97% accuracy.

There’s hope that the Apple Watch combined with Cardiogram’s algorithm can help diagnose a potentially fatal heart condition. Over the past few months, the company has developed a preliminary algorithm to detect AF using the heart rate sensors on Apple’s smartwatch and Android Wear. Cardiogram’s Health & Heart Rate is a free app for the Apple Watch that helps users track sleep, stress, and fitness using your Apple Watch's built-in heart rate sensor.

"While mobile technology screening won't replace more conventional monitoring methods, it has the potential to...

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13:21
Mafia 3’s open-world organized crime comes to Mac...

From 9to5Toys.com

Just over 6 months ago, 2K released the third entry in the long running Mafia franchise for PS4, Xbox One and PC. The game was praised for its treatment of the racially charged 1960’s era it was set in along with its interesting take on organized crime gameplay mechanics. In the meantime, players are now able to try out a lengthy free demo of the game on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in order to get a taste of New Bordeaux, 2K’s open-world take on New Orleans. And now Mac gamers are able to get in on the action… more…

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13:07
Amazon Prime Video for tvOS will be announced at...




In exchange for Apple bringing the Amazon Prime Video app to tvOS, Amazon will reportedly return the favor and begin sales of the Apple TV hardware via its online storefront, and the changes could come as soon as next month's WWDC.

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13:02
News: New ResearchKit study reveals Apple Watch to...

AppleInsider reports on a new study conducted by the University of California, San Francisco, revealing the Apple Watch heart rate sensor to be highly accurate in detecting atrial fibrillation, a common heart condition that can lead to stroke. Conducted in partnership with the Apple Watch app Cardiogram, the study paired a deep neural network with the heart rate sensor on the Apple Watch and then fed it a pool of 139 million heart rate measurements…

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12:58
Apple to Announce Amazon Prime Video for Apple TV at...

Apple plans to make a major Apple TV announcement at WWDC that should delight Amazon Prime subscribers - the addition of an Amazon Prime Video app for the Apple TV.

The news comes courtesy of BuzzFeed's John Paczkowski, who often accurately shares details on Apple's plans ahead of events. According to Paczkowski, sources of Apple's plans say the company will announce an Amazon Prime Video app during its keynote event.

There are tentative plans for the app to go live in the summer, but its official release date could change.

With Amazon Prime Video on the Apple TV, Amazon also plans to resume offering the Apple TV through Amazon.com. Amazon ...

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12:56
Fall update will bring Continuity- & Universal...




At its ongoing Build conference on Thursday, Microsoft revealed early details of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which will notably incorporate new features linking up with Apple's iPhones and iPads.

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12:42
Report: Amazon Prime Video coming to Apple TV at...

Last week Recode reported that Amazon and Apple were actively discussing plans to bring Prime Video to Apple TV later this year, and now Buzzfeed is reporting that yes, really, it’s happening and the deal is now official. Amazon Prime Video for Apple TV is expected to be introduced on stage at WWDC next month and launch later this summer, according to the report.

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12:41
Apple Watch Able to Detect Abnormal Heart Rhythm...

The Apple Watch's built-in heart rate monitor is 97 percent accurate when detecting the most common form of an abnormal heart rhythm when paired with an algorithm to sort through the data, according to a new study conducted by the University of California, San Francisco and the team behind the Cardiogram app (via TechCrunch).

There were 6,158 participants in the study, all of whom used the Cardiogram app on the Apple Watch to monitor their heart rate. Most were known to have normal EKG readings, but 200 suffer from paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (an occasional irregular heartbeat).

Data from these participants, along with data taken from normal...

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12:32
iPod-Father Tony Fadell speaks at Computer History...




Last night, as part of its "iPhone 360" series of events celebrating the ten year anniversary of Apple's iconic phone, California's Computer History Museum located in San Jose hosted a conversation between Tony Fadell and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Markoff.

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12:11
Review: Distil Union’s flexible Stanley Stand for...

It can be tough to stand out in the crowded market of Apple product accessories like iPhone and iPad stands. Yet Distil Union, a small company in South Carolina focused on design, has created a unique offering worth taking a look at. Using a blend of leather, felt, and steel, Stanley Stand offers a sharp look and feel without compromising flexibility.

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12:00
∞ History of the entire world, I guess

Settle in for 20 minutes of a pretty good round up of world history. CAUTION: there’s some NSFW language in the video.

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11:39
What’s coming to Apple Music and Beats 1 in May/June...

With the flurry of Apple Music and Beats 1 content coming to the platforms every month, it can be difficult to keep up. With exclusives like Harry Styles’ documentary and Lars Ulrich’s new show, your potential favorites can be easily missed. With our new “What’s Coming” series, we hope to keep you on top of all the latest and upcoming exclusive releases.

We’re a third of the way into May and new films are still being announced for the month with even more coming in June. We’ll be sure to update the list here as new information is released, so be sure to bookmark this page. Let’s dive right in and see what you’ll be able to catch on Apple Music and Beats 1 starting in May and June 2017.

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11:31
Study uses Apple Watch heart rate sensor to detect...




New research conducted by the University of California, San Francisco, in collaboration with Apple Watch app Cardiogram, shows Apple Watch's heart rate sensor can aid in the detection of atrial fibrillation, a common heart arrhythmia that can lead to stroke.

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11:30
Research shows the Apple Watch can detect an early...

The Apple Watch has already saved lives with its heart rate-monitoring, but it’s often unintentional. A person might feel symptoms like dizziness or shortness of breath, then check their heart rate to confirm something weird is going on. A team of researchers just proved that the watch’s heart rate sensor can actually detect an early sign of heart disease without any symptoms at all, a development that could change how people use their Apple Watches.

The Apple Watch’s heart rate sensor can accurately pick up atrial fibrillation, an abnormal heart rate that can lead to stroke or heart disease. Atrial fibrillation can be caused by a variety of factors, including high blood pressure, so the Apple Watch isn’t a diagnostic device. But its accurate heart rate sensor shows there is potential for the watch as a...

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11:28
Podcast 558: Apple’s billion-dollar move

Apple has billions and billions of dollars, and a massive supply chain that's mostly overseas. The day after the latest earnings call, CEO Tim Cook told CNBC's Jim Cramer that Apple is launching an advanced manufacturing fund, and seeing it with $1 billion. The fund's first investment should be announced soon, but Glenn and Susie are excited about the idea already.

Elsewhere, Amazon Prime Video might come to the Apple TV. Hulu Live is pretty promising already. And Twitter's getting into the video game too, just without any NFL games this coming season.

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10:58
'iPhone 8' may pair FaceTime camera with...




With LG Innotek's new Apple-specific facility pegged as the supplier for the front-facing cameras on the "iPhone 8," speculation has turned to what exactly is mounted to facilitate the rumored facial recognition feature said to be in the device.

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10:48
News: Twitter and NFL to stream year-round live...

Twitter and the National Football League have announced a new partnership that would have the social media service streaming “uniquely packaged” official NFL content worldwide and on a daily basis throughout the year. Twitter released an Apple TV app last fall, on the heels of a deal with the NFL to stream Thursday Night Football games, and with this new partnership, the NFL and Twitter will now be cooperating to expand NFL content to…

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10:41
News: iTunes coming to Windows Store

During it’s Build conference today, Microsoft announced that iTunes will be made available on the Windows Store by the end of 2017. The move will ensure that iTunes will be available to Windows 10 S users, who will be limited to running apps downloaded from the Windows Store. iTunes is coming to the Windows Store by the end of this year. #MSBuild pic.twitter.com/WHM533S7Sv— Windows (@Windows) May 11, 2017 According to TechCrunch, the Windows…

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10:38
Apple will offer iTunes on the Windows Store

Microsoft announced today at its Build developer event that Apple will bring its iTunes app to the Windows 10 Store, iTunes, is already available for Windows users, but adding it to the Windows Store will make it easier for Windows users to find the software.

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10:37
Apple to offer iTunes on the Windows Store

Microsoft announced today at its Build developer event that Apple will bring its iTunes app to the Windows 10 Store, iTunes, is already available for Windows users, but adding it to the Windows Store will make it easier for Windows users to find the software. 

Also, Microsoft announced today that, with the new Xamarin Live Player, iOS developers can deploy, run, test and debug iOS apps directly from a Windows PC that runs Visual Studio. Xamarin already allowed you to develop your iOS applications in C# with the help of tools like Xamarin.iOS for Visual Studio. However, now it's not necessary to have a Mac to build and test your apps.

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10:35
Apple Invents Future USB-C, Lightning Connectors to...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple titled "Illuminated Printed Circuit Boards for Connectors." The new system lights up the connector's end so as to act as a light guide making it easier for users to connect a connector to their devices in a dimly lit or dark environment. The system will also provide users with status information and more importantly, will confirm to the user that a device like a power adapter is an official Apple product or a counterfeit.

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10:32
Snap's fledgling Spectacles sold just over 63,...




In a sign of how tough the market for Apple's rumored augmented reality glasses could be, Snap is estimated to have sold a little over 63,800 pairs of Spectacles in the March quarter.

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10:30
Introducing OneDrive Files On-Demand and other...

Today’s post was written by Jeff Teper, corporate vice president for the Office, OneDrive and SharePoint teams.

As people create and collaborate on more files, take more photos and work across multiple devices, it’s increasingly important to access your important content, both from your work and personal life—all in one place. You shouldn’t have to worry about whether there is enough storage on your device or if you can access your files on an airplane.

Today, we are excited to share a set of new features that will allow you to see and access all your files on Windows 10, be more productive offline on your mobile devices and quickly share files on iOS.

OneDrive Files On-Demand—access all your files without using up your device storage

At Microsoft Build 2017, Joe Belfiore announced that the new OneDrive Files On-Demand feature will be delivered with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. With Files On-Demand, you can access all your files in the...

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10:28
Hearing Aid Pro: Hearing assistance with an iPhone

One of the "badges of honor" that comes along with advancing years is hearing loss. Whether it's medically-caused, the result of too many years of listening to loud music, or just plain old age, almost everyone gets to the point that their hearing isn't as sharp as it used to be. Hearing Air Pro (US$9.99) is designed to act as a hearing aid that runs on your iPhone, and since I was recently diagnosed with significant hearing loss in my left ear, I thought I'd give it a try.

The app is quite simple to use; connect a pair of earbuds to your iPhone, open the app, tweak the amplification, noise reduction, and other factors, then enjoy amplified hearing. The developer, iMect, says that "Hearing Aid Pro implements sophisticated audiology algorithms to solve your complex hearing needs." 

Now, why would someone want to use a $10 app to help out...

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10:22
Apple is Bringing iTunes To the Windows Store

Tom Warren, writing for The Verge: Apple is planning to bring its iTunes desktop app to the Windows Store. In a surprise announcement at the Build developer event today, Microsoft revealed it has been working with Apple to get iTunes listed in the Windows Store. It might not sound like an important addition, but iTunes is one of the most searched for apps that's currently missing in the Windows Store. USA Today veteran columnist, summing up the announcement, "Microsoft announces that iTunes (incl Apple Music and full support for iPhone) is coming to the Windows Store. Big get for Microsoft." Microsoft's communication head, summing up the situation, "Didn't see that one coming, did you!"


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10:19
Apple’s iTunes is coming to the Windows Store

It will be interesting to see how well (or how poorly) iTunes will be received on the Windows Store.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:07
Apple to release iTunes on Windows Store, ensuring...




With Microsoft's forthcoming education-focused Windows 10 S operating system only allowing applications from the Windows Store, Apple will release its popular iTunes application on the official digital storefront, ensuring students will still have access to the media and management tool.

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10:01
Apple's iTunes is coming to the Windows Store

The Windows Store platform’s heating up now that Windows 10 S is here and restricted to Microsoft’s walled garden. At the Windows 10 S launch event last week, it was revealed that Spotify is on its way, and during Thursday’s Build 2017 keynote, Windows chief Terry Myerson announced that iTunes—yes, Apple’s crown jewel—is coming to the Windows Store.

Details beyond that are scarce; Myerson simply said that iTunes will include Apple Music and “full support for iPhone,” whatever that means for a Windows Store app. 

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10:00
iTunes and Apple Music coming to the Windows Store...

Last week Microsoft revealed a new version of its operating system called Windows 10 S that only runs software from the Windows Store — which means apps like Apple’s iTunes and Google’s Chrome won’t work. Today at Microsoft’s Build conference for developers, however, the company announced that Apple is working on bringing iTunes to the Windows Store after all.

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10:00
Apple to Start Offering iTunes on the Windows Store

Apple plans to bring its iTunes app to the Windows 10 Store, Microsoft announced today at its Build developer event. iTunes, is, of course, already available on the Windows platform, but adding it to the Windows Store will make it easier for Windows users to find the software.

Gaining iTunes for the Windows Store is a win for Microsoft, as the Windows store is currently lacking many key apps like Google's Chrome browser and Spotify. Microsoft has strict app requirements that some companies aren't able to work with.

iTunes is coming to the Windows Store by the end of this year. #MSBuild pic.twitter.com/WHM533S7Sv

— Windows (@Windows) May 11, 2017 The addition of iTunes could potentially drive more customers to use the Windows 10 Store, with iTunes said to be one of the apps that...

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09:59
Spotify and—no joke—iTunes are coming to the Windows...

Enlarge (credit: Microsoft)

Microsoft's education-centric Windows 10 S has caused some controversy for its inability to run apps from outside the Windows Store, but as we've argued it does have the potential to attract developers to the Windows Store and create a healthier app ecosystem for all Windows users. Today at its Build conference, Microsoft mentioned two major additions coming to the Windows Store and Windows 10 S: Spotify (already...

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09:54
The IoT's Scramble to Combat Botnets


With shadowy botnet armies lurking around the globe and vigilante gray-hat actors inoculating susceptible devices, the appetite for IoT security is stronger than ever. "If you throw IoT on a con talk, you've got a pretty good chance to get in," remarked information security professional Jason Kent, as he began his presentation at Chicago's Thotcon conference last week. While the vulnerabilities he described may not have been the ones researchers find the most thrilling, they served to illustrate just how much work remains to be done.

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09:39
Opera 45.0.2552.635 - High-performance Web browser.

Opera is a fast and secure browser trusted by millions of users. With the intuitive interface, Speed Dial and visual bookmarks for organizing favorite sites, news feature with fresh, relevant content, speed-boosting Opera Turbo mode and more handy features, Opera has everything you need to do more on the web. Also, with 1700+ available extensions, you can mix and match additional features to customize the browser the way you want.



Version 45.0.2552.635:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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09:35
Microsoft’s Xamarin Live Player for iPhone &...

Microsoft has released a new tool called Xamarin Live Player that lets PC users test and debug iOS apps without using a Mac. Submitting apps to the App Store still requires Xcode which only runs on a Mac, but developers working on Windows can now deploy apps to iOS for testing during development.

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09:32
News: LG Innotek tagged to supply facial recognition...

LG Innotek has inked a deal with Apple to supply facial recognition camera modules for a next-generation iPhone model, according to a new report by The Korea Herald. A report in Korea Economic Daily noted that LG has built a new 269.7-billion won ($238.5 million) facility that will be dedicated to fulfilling Apple’s orders, with the initial order estimate to be about 200 billion won ($177 million). LG already supplies Apple with the rear-facing…

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09:29
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Apple Watch Nike+ 42mm $285,...

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09:28
Osmo announces its latest iPad mixed reality game...

Integrating real-world objects into a fun iPad game is Osmo’s brand; we reviewed the company’s drawing game, Osmo Monster, last year. Today, Osmo has announced the latest addition to its collection, Coding Jam. The game has kids placing physical tiles in front of the iPad display to create musical sequences and melodies.

The game introduces children to abstract coding concepts like loops and subroutines, through the motions of creating complicated snippets of music. For example, users can place a looping tile onto the table with a ‘2’ to have the enclosed sequence of sounds repeat two times.

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09:23
Deals: $300 off 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pros w/...




Shoppers looking for the lowest price on a 15-inch Touch Bar MacBook Pro can save $235 this week with coupon. Or enjoy $300 off 13-inch MacBook Pros with Touch Bar and AppleCare with prices starting at $1,748. Apple's ceramic Watch Edition is also $1,179 this week with no tax in 48 states.

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09:02
External Link: MacPaw Bought the Tekserve Apple...

When legendary New York City Apple reseller Tekserve closed its doors in August 2016, many wondered where its collection of Apple relics would end up. The good news is that our friends at MacPaw quietly purchased the entire collection to display at their Ukrainian office. The next time you’re in Kyiv, be sure to swing by for a tour, which includes a 128K Mac signed by Steve Wozniak, a NeXTcube, and other pieces of Apple history.

 

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08:52
Today's rumor updates on the 'iPhone 8...

If there's one thing about the expected 10th anniversary iPhone that bloggers enjoy, it's that it is generating a lot of good fodder for posts. Today's rumors are extra-tasty, with a side helping of believability.

The first has to do with the expected processor for the iPhone 8 -- the 10nm A11 chips that will be manufactured by TSMC of Taiwan. Allegedly, TSMC has begun production of the new chips after solving issues with "stacking components in the backend integrated fan-out packaging process," according to DigiTimes

The next good news has to do with LG Innotek, which is reported to be supplying front-facing 3D facial recognition cameras for the next-generation iPhone (see concept image above by Benjamin Geskin). The devices are being made in a new $239 million South Korean facility that's dedicated solely to creating components for Apple products. The initial order for the cameras is...

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08:46
Microsoft's Story Remix turns photos and video...

With the Fall Creators Update coming in September, Microsoft will roll out a new app that can transform you photos and videos into something more cinematic. Called Story Remix, it's a Universal Windows App that uses Microsoft's Graph, basically a bot...

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08:38
New Sonnet Echo Express SE III supports three PCI-E...




Sonnet has added to it's line of PCI-E breakout boxes, and has launched the Echo Express SE III, enabling the use of three expansion cards with the 2016 Retina MacBook Pro.

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08:30
Capture One 10.1.1.5 - RAW workflow software.

Capture One is a professional RAW converter offering you ultimate image quality with accurate colors and incredible detail from more than 300 high-end cameras -- straight out of the box. It offers state-of-the-art tethered capture, powerful digital asset management, extensive adjustment tools and a flexible workflow.

With an updated processing engine, market-leading performance and powerful new features, Capture One is the professional choice in imaging software. You get the highly responsive precision tools you need to create stunning images from your camera's RAW files in a time-saving workflow that can be customized to fit your needs.



Version 10.1.1.5:

Note: Version 10 is a paid upgrade from previous versions.

Note: Now requires OS X 10.11.6 or later

New

  • PSD support (read only) - Capture One can now view PSD assets, fileveraging Capture One’s cataloging ability as...
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08:30
Microsoft Graph bridges the gap between Windows and...

Microsoft's push into being the connective glue between all your devices is encompassed in Graph. That is what the company is calling a handful of features it says will "connect dots between people, conversations, projects and content." Announced dur...

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08:30
Microsoft's Fluent Design optimizes Windows 10...

Microsoft is still keeping mum about the future of its mobile OS, but in the meantime the company is pressing forward with a plan to expand to various other devices. At its Build developer conference today, Microsoft unveiled its Fluent Design System...

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08:30
Windows 10 is getting another Creators Update this...

Now that the Windows 10 Creators Update is rolling out to PCs across the world, Microsoft is ready to start talking about its next big OS upgrade. Don't expect any catchy new names, though: It's called the "Fall Creators Update." Microsoft says it st...

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08:25
AI Wars are almost reaching Fever Pitch with new...

There's no doubt that the AI war is going to be in full swing by Christmas. The leader for digital assistant home devices is currently Amazon with Google Home coming in a distant second place. It was revealed at Microsoft's developer conference yesterday that they're working with HP and Intel to bring more Cortana-powered devices to the world. With the rumor that Apple has a new Siri device preparing for production, will Apple introduce their new Siri smart home device at their upcoming developer conference next month? This is the next tech war front and Apple fans are hoping that Apple will deliver a powerful response

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08:24
LG Innotek reportedly supplying facial recognition...




LG Innotek is supplying facial recognition camera modules for Apple's "iPhone 8," according to reports out of South Korea, using a new facility dedicated to Apple products.

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08:23
Keeping Apple history alive at MacPaw

As sad as I was to hear of Tekserve’s closing, I’m glad to see their wonderful collection of Apple computers has gone to a good home.

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08:17
MacPaw now hosts Tekserve's Apple hardware...

Picture courtesy of MacPaw

One of the greatest collections of vintage and rare Apple hardware now has a new home -- in Kyiv, Ukraine. The collection grew over the years at its former home in NYC at the offices of Tekserve, which was an Apple Authorized Service Center for 13 years before closing its door last year. Purchased by Mac developer MacPaw, the acquisition of the collection was made public today.

Photo courtesy of MacPaw

The collection really couldn't have ended up in a better place. MacPaw CEO Olexandr Kosovan heard that the Tekserve collection was going to go up for auction and made a snap decision to purchase the entire collection before it was scattered to the winds by multiple buyers. As the blog post describing the museum says, "hardly a better audience than a team of...

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08:07
How to: Quickly & easily create timelapse videos...

If you find yourself hanging out for a while at a scenic spot, creating a timelapse video can be a great way to share the experience with friends.

The iPhone, of course, has a built-in timelapse feature – and a very clever one it is too. So if you want to use your iPhone or iPad to shoot, you’re good to go. But if you want to use another camera, Final Cut Pro X makes it a really simple process to create a timelapse video, regardless of whether you’re working from video footage or still photos.

I had been holding out on this one hoping for better weather for the demo video, but as the weather gods aren’t cooperating, we’ll go with what I’ve got …

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08:00
Live from Microsoft's Build 2017 product keynote

We're on the ground in Seattle and waiting for Microsoft's second Build 2017 keynote to kick off. It's a return to home turf for the company (or at least, very close to its Redmond headquarters), after hosting its developer keynote in San Francisco f...

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07:59
LG Named as Supplier of iPhone 8's 3D Facial...

LG Innotek will supply Apple with 3D facial recognition modules for the iPhone 8, according to The Korea Economic Daily (via The Investor).

iPhone 8 concept with two cameras and two sensors by Benjamin Geskin

LG, which already supplies Apple with dual-lens camera modules for the rear-facing iSight Duo camera on the iPhone 7 Plus, reportedly plans to build a new $238 million plant for production of the 3D facial recognition modules, which will be part of the iPhone 8's front-facing FaceTime camera system.

It's not entirely clear if the front-facing camera will also have dual lenses, or retain a single lens in line with previous iPhone models.

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI...

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07:37
Ukranian dev MacPaw is new host of 40-piece Apple...




App developer MacPaw has been revealed as the purchaser of all of the Tekserve Apple musuem collection, and has put it all on display at the company's office Ukraine.

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07:36
Watch Microsoft's Build 2017 day two keynote...

If you were bored during yesterday's Microsoft Build livestream (here's a catch-up of what happened), that's entirely understandable. Aside from news that HP and Intel are building Cortana-powered devices and real-time translation for PowerPoint, the...

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07:18
Cocktail 10.3.3 - $20.00

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 10.3.3:

  • Improvements on the "Optimize network" procedure
  • Fixed some compatibility issues with System Integrity Protection and EtreCheck
  • Reduced CPU load
  • Fixed a bug which caused a kernel panic in some rare cases
  • Added macOS 10.2.5 Sierra compatibility
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07:18
SoundHound can now make an Apple Music playlist from...

SoundHound for iPhone and iPad is out with a new version that integrates with Apple Music in a few ways. For starters, if you’re an Apple Music subscriber and identify a song with SoundHound, the app can now add it to a SoundHound playlist in Apple Music automatically.

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07:17
Sim-ply fantastic: EA says a new Sims Mobile game is...

The venerable Sims franchise might seem like it was tailor-made for smartphones, but surprisingly a full version of the popular game has never made it to mobile. While Electronic Arts released the simplified and in-app purchase-heavy Sims FreePlay back in 2011, it seemed like the dream of a real-deal mobile port of the PC game was all but over.

Fans of the simulation series will be happy to learn that a mobile version isn’t just in the works, it’s just around the corner. As its name suggests, The Sims Mobile appears to be a touchscreen version of The Sims 4 Legacy Challenge, which was released for Windows and macOS (then OS X) in 2014.

To...

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07:15
Univision Now brings live and on-demand streaming to...

Hispanic US TV broadcaster Univision just got easier to find thanks to a hookup with Roku. The Univision Now streaming app is available on Roku boxes, Roku TVs from TCL and Roku apps on PCs or mobile devices. For $6 a month or $50 per year, users can...

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07:11
Supply-chain report supports rumors of facial...

A supply-chain report from Korea Economic Daily (via The Investor) supports rumors that the iPhone 8 will include a 3D camera module capable of facial recognition.

The report states that the modules will be made by LG Innotek, which makes the dual-camera module for the iPhone 7 Plus, with initial orders worth around 200B won ($177M) …

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07:07
∞ Unbelievable Sgt. Pepper’s/Star Wars mashup

[VIDEO] Click over to the main Loop post for the embedded video, but to whet your appetite:

When you hear “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, think “Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans”. Oh, it’s good.

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07:07
Samsung’s Tizen just overtook Android Wear’s market...

Smartwatches are one of the most personal pieces of tech someone can use day-to-day. Not only does it come down to the style of the device, but also the look and feel of the operating system. For Apple users, the obvious choice is the Apple Watch, but other options are available as well. Today it has been revealed that Samsung’s smartwatch OS, Tizen, has surpassed Google’s Android Wear, but it still falls far behind Apple’s option.

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07:05
News: Apple Music opens Giphy channel

Apple has expanded its social media marketing efforts for Apple Music into a new Giphy channel, tweeting out a GIFs from the trailer for the upcoming “Harry Styles: Behind the Album” documentary, and linking back to the channel which includes 85 GIFs from other exclusive Apple Music content and marketing campaigns. Wake up your friends. We have GIFs from the @Harry_Styles #BehindTheAlbum trailer. TY @GIPHY https://t.co/OEsaccKCBQ pic.twitter.com/E7CA80p9sU—…

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07:00
The Week in iOS Accessories and Cases: Coach...

New Apple Watch bands from Coach, Sena

Image by Rob Schultz/Macworld

This week’s roundup includes lovely new Apple Watch bands, as well as cases, batteries, chargers, and more. Read on!

Coach

Image by Coach

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07:00
Gadget Ogling: Amazon Gives Fashion Advice, Snacks...


Amazon's Echo system, which brought Alexa to tables and countertops as a hub for your home, now has evolved into something a little more visually minded. I don't mean the brand new Echo Show -- it's the Echo Look that has caught my eye. The Echo Look has a built-in camera that captures both audio and video. That might prove incredibly valuable for parents who can't grab their phone and open its camera in time to record whatever a young 'un is doing. Amazon has different ambitions for its Echo Look, though -- to help you choose your outfits.

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06:59
Apple investigating light-up Lightning & USB-C...




Apple has shown interest in an illuminated Lightning, Thunderbolt, or USB-C connector receptacle and cable combination, providing users both a new avenue of data transmission, as well as providing feedback on a proper connection being made.

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06:55
Apple helps smartwatches grow 25% in quarter one

Basic band shipments, mostly fitness bands, fell 7% year on year to just over nine million in the first quarter of 2017 - the category’s first ever decline, according to Canalys. However, it was good news for Apple.

Leading vendors Fitbit and Xiaomi saw shipments fall worldwide, including in their home countries, notes Canalys. The research group says the trend comes as users switch to smartwatches for greater functionality. Smartwatch shipments increased 25% year on year to more than six million. 

The category now accounts for around 40% of the wearable band market, with growth largely driven by the Apple Watch, with its reinvigorated focus on health and fitness. Despite its high price, Apple’s smartwatch gained the top spot in the wearable band category in the first quarter (Q1) 2017, with 3.8 million units shipped worldwide and growth of 77%. 

“Water resistance, Bluetooth music streaming and built-in GPS...

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06:55
TBS, TNT launch new streaming apps and redesign old...

Just a few years ago, Turner was newly entering live streaming game, promising TBS and TNT apps that would allow subscribers to watch across multiple platforms and screens. Now in 2017, it's ready to "reimagine" the streaming experience with redesign...

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06:46
‘Transportation is Apple’s future’ — but in what...

In a note to clients — as noted by Markets Insider — UBS' equity research team shared what they learned from speaking with tech analyst, Horace Dediu. The biggest takeaway: "transportation is Apple's future.” This refers to “Project Titan,” the tech giant’s rumored “Apple Car” division.

"Project Titan is likely to be a transportation platform—not a car but the entire experience," the UBS note said. "Jony Ive and Marc Newson are interested in car design, both exterior and interior."

The research group said the experts it had spoken to thought car ownership will plummet with autonomous driving. 

"Then who is going to own all these cars? It might be Apple, one plausible reason to keep a large cash balance," the note said. "For now the company is building expertise in core sensor, driving, and mapping technologies.”

However,...

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06:41
4 things to consider before enabling iCloud Photo...

Mike Matthews, writing for TidBITS, walks through some solid background on iCloud Photo Library and some thoughts on the use of space on your iPhone and in the cloud.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:38
A crashed ad reveals embedded facial recognition...

Scan the log in the image:

A crashed advertisement reveals the code of the facial recognition system used by a pizza shop in Oslo… pic.twitter.com/4VJ64j0o1a

— Lee Gamble (@GambleLee) May 10, 2017

Note that the ad picks up that the user was wearing glasses, smiled periodically. Yet another example of why we can’t have nice things anymore.

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06:36
Search for seemingly anything in Photos for iOS and...




Apple's Photos apps for both iOS and macOS feature advanced object recognition technology, identifying items with great specificity and surprising accuracy, from common scenic queries like "beaches" to something as specific as "avocados."

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06:32
The story that emerges when the music is stripped...

[VIDEO] Lori Dorn, Laughing Squid:

Mario Wienerroither has taken the famous half-animated video for the A-HA song “Take On Me“, strategically stripped the music out and dubbed in appropriate reactive sounds. Without the music, the lighthearted romance of the original video was gone and a more sinister theme took its place.

Video embedded in the linked Loop post.

It’s not exactly a traditional story, but it certainly is interesting. This was the first example of rotoscoping I ever saw. I think it still holds up after all these years.

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06:30
ICYMI: Hyper directional sound guides runners

Today on In Case You Missed It: Malaysian sportswear company Ash Be Nimble has expanded their product line to include the Handbag Dyetonator, a fob-style accessory that will expel ink and smoke onto anyone who walks (or runs, or scoots) away with...

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06:27
TSMC starts production of 10nm 'A11' chips...




Apple's mobile processor manufacturer, TSMC, has reportedly entered into production of 10-nanometer chips for this year's upcoming iPhones.

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06:24
Another sign that Apple Watch is completely...

Lauren Thomas, CNBC:

Fossil Group’s latest financials show the watchmaker is clearly hurting from Apple’s encroachment into the traditional hardware sector.

Shares of Fossil closed down more than 20 percent Wednesday, following the company’s dismal first-quarter earnings report.

“Our results for the first quarter … continue to reflect a challenging retail environment and a watch category undergoing significant change,” Fossil CEO Kosta Kartsotis said on the earnings conference call.

Results like these fly in the face of naysayers, support the notion that Apple Watch is entrenched and is solidifying its hold on this market.

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06:24
iMobie rolls out PhoneRescue 3.2

iMobie has announced PhoneRescue 3.2 (https://www.imobie.com/phonerescue/), a feature update to their iOS data recovery software for Mac and Windows. The upgrade offers optimizations to help iPhone and iPad users recover mistakenly deleted or lost SMS, iMessages, MMS, as well as all attachments and images, directly to Messages app of iDevice, even without a backup.

PhoneRescue 3.2 is available for both macOS and Windows. A personal license is $49.99, and a family license costs $69.99.

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06:20
Default Folder X 5.1.5 adds stability & supports...

St. Clair Software has released Default Folder X 5.1.5 (http://www.stclairsoft.com/DefaultFolderX/index.html), an update to their utility for the Mac. It enhances the file dialogs in all macOS applications.

Default Folder provides fast navigation to your files, previews, integrated Spotlight tagging, and more. Its custom keyboard shortcuts put your favorite and recent folders at your fingertips. Version 5.1.5 supports minimized Save dialogs and improves stability.

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06:15
Killer Deals: Save $150 to $410 instantly on Apple...




First come, first served: AppleInsider readers can use exclusive coupons this week to instantly save between $150 and $410 on every possible configuration of Apple's new Late 2016 MacBook Pros bundled with AppleCare, including all 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models and all 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models. Plus sales tax isn't collected in 48 states.

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06:14
NASA's mission to Mars includes a year-long...

Some astronauts may spend a year orbiting cislunar space before NASA finally makes its way to Mars. At the Human to Mars Summit in Washington DC, Greg Williams from the agency's human exploration division revealed the details of NASA's two-phased pla...

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06:12
LG Innotek to Supply Apple with World's First...

In January 2016 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Snaps Up Yet More Talent in the Area of Facial Recognition with their Acquisition of Emotient" Then in February 2017 we learned that Apple acquired another facial recognition company based in Israel called RealFace. Apple began working on facial recognition back in 2011 with their first two patents on this feature being published by the U.S. Patent Office in 2012. After hearing rumors about Apple possibly adopting facial recognition for the iPhone 8, we're now learning that LG Innotek, the parts unit of LG Group, will supply facial recognition camera modules for the upcoming iPhone, tentatively called the iPhone 8.

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06:11
Apple patent describes using iMessage to talk to...

An Apple patent published today describes using iMessages instead of voice to interact with Siri in environments when speaking wouldn’t be practical.

This could span both ends of the spectrum, from very noisy environments like construction sites, where your voice cannot be heard, to very quiet ones like libraries, where you would disturb people by speaking. It would also be useful for people who don’t feel comfortable talking to their phone in public …

more…

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: FreeStereo Twins Wireless...

In our iLounge Deal for today, we’re offering the FreeStereo Twins Wireless Bluetooth Earphones for only $54.99 — that’s 63% off the regular price. Completely free of wires, these Bluetooth earbuds let you listen to your music and make calls with great sound. Use them together for music, or just pop one in to take phone calls or listen to audiobook or podcasts. They also support voice recording and dialing and you can pair them to two…

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05:58
Apple looks to incorporate Siri further into Messages

Apple wants to incorporate Siri — its “personal digital assistant” even more into its Messages app on macOS and iOS devices. The company has filed for a patent (number 20170132019) for an “intelligent automated assistant in a messaging environment.”

In the patent filing, Apple says that it would desirable to implement a digital assistant (Siri) in a messaging environment (Messages). The messaging platform can enable multiple modes of input (e.g., text, audio, images, video, etc.) to be sent and received. A user request can define a request to Siri using a combination of inputs (e.g., image and text). 

Apple says this can increase the functionality and capabilities of the digital assistant,  providing a richer interactive experience between a user and a digital assistant. What’s more, a digital assistant in a message environment can enable the digital assistant to be a participant in a multi-party conversation where the benefits associated with the digital assistant...

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05:55
We're giving away $500,000 to foster art and...

Last summer something happened. Seemingly out of nowhere, a 21-year-old Japanese video game franchise became a 21st-century runaway hit with the help of the smartphone. After years of hype around the return of virtual reality, Pokémon Go leap-...

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05:50
Apple may be working on the next generation of the...

Apple may be planning a new version of the late, lamented MacSafe adapter. The company has filed for a patent (number 20170133787) for “flexible and breakaway mechanisms for connections.” And it might even be illuminated.

With the 2016 MacBook Pro line, Apple ditched the beloved MagSafe connector, which disengaged with the slightest amount of pressure. This saved many Mac laptops from a disastrous plummet when someone accidentally snagged the power cable.

The patent filing is for connectors that can withstand force and are easy to manufacture. They may include connecting portions that may move relative to other portions of the connectors to absorb force. The connectors may be designed to partially break in order to protect devices that may be connected to. They may be further designed to break in a controlled manner to prevent springs or other components that may be under compression from being dislodged from the connectors.

In the patent filing, Apple notes...

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05:44
calibre 2.84.0 - Complete e-book library management...

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

Manage, convert, sync, and more

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



Version 2.84.0:

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  • Kindle driver: Also...
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05:37
Apple plans major expansions at its Arizona and...

Apple is looking to beef up its services backend with major expansions at existing data centers in Arizona and Nevada, including a $1 billion investment that doubles its commitment to a Reno Technology Park facility, according to AppleInsider.

Construction of a previously planned "phase 2" addition to Apple's Mesa, Arizona, data center is underway. And the tech giant is expected to further increase the size of its Arizona data center in the near future as part of a "phase 3" expansion, adds AppleInsider.

Apple is repurposing GT Advanced's former sapphire plant in Mesa to produce cabinets for its other data centers. The nature of the product is not for end users but for other global data centers what will be supported from the site.

Additionally, Apple may purchase half of a city block in downtown Reno, Nevada for a 30,...

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05:32
Comment: Could Apple’s Project Titan now be a ‘...

Apple’s interest in cars dates back to at least 2008, when Steve Jobs and ‘father of the iPod’ Tony Fadell discussed the idea. Project Titan appeared to be the company gearing up to finally create an Apple Car, but things seem to have changed since the first reports.

Apple has acknowledged it is exploring the area, but of course declined to say anything specific about its plans. Tim Cook joked about dodging the question back in the spring of...

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05:30
Sonnet previews the Mac compatible Echo Express SE...

Sonnet Technologies has announced the launch of the Echo Express SE III, the newest member of the company's Echo Express family of Thunderbolt-to-PCI Express (PCIe) expansion systems. 

With full support for Thunderbolt 3, the Echo Express SE III is a compact desktop device that enables the use of up to three high-performance PCIe cards with Macs equipped with Thunderbolt 3 ports. Users of Macs equipped with 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports, such as the new MacBook Pro, are able to take advantage of Thunderbolt 3's 2750 MB/s of PCIe bandwidth to support the most demanding, highest-performance adapter cards, according to Robert Farnsworth, CEO of Sonnet Technologies.

The Echo Express SE III features three x8 PCIe 3.0 slots, accommodates full-height, half-length+ (up to 7.75 inches long) PCIe cards, and connects them to one of the Mac's Thunderbolt 3 ports via the included 0.5-meter Thunderbolt 3 cable. The unit supports nearly every Thunderbolt 3- and Mac-compatible...

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05:29
Trump's website wanted to collect your location...

A redesigned version of Donald Trump's 2020 campaign website debuted on Tuesday morning, and with it came a new and problematic set of Terms & Conditions. According to CBS News, part of the new terms stated that the website "may... collect other...

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05:18
Default Folder X 5.1.5 - Enhances Open and Save...

Default Folder X attaches a toolbar to the right side of the Open and Save dialogs in any OS X-native application. The toolbar gives you fast access to various folders and commands. You just click on the buttons to go to your favorite and recently used folders, manage the folders and files shown in the list, and make changes to your settings. It also fixes a number of problems in Open and Save dialogs, "rebounding" to the last selected file, putting the path listing back in the top menu, and correcting bugs in scrolling column views.

Features

  • Directory assistant: You can access the contents of your recent, favorite, and open folders right from Default Folder X's toolbar.
  • Real time saving: If you're constantly saving things inside the same folder, Default Folder X can remember that folder for you.
  • Finder management: Default Folder X lets you open up or save to any Finder window...
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05:15
In-cabin notebook ban may soon apply to flights from...

The Department of Homeland Security may be expanding its notebook ban, forbidding notebooks in the cabins of all flights from Europe to the United States. News of the expanded ban, which could be announced as soon as Thursday, came from European security officials.

Passengers flying from Europe to the United States may need to store their computers in their checked luggage. The Department of Homeland Security has yet to announce a final decision on this matter, with Security Secretary John Kelly planning to discuss the matter with senators in a classified briefing on Thursday.

The DHS offered the following comment:

“No final decisions have been made on expanding the restriction on large electronic devices in aircraft cabins; however, it is under consideration. DHS continues to evaluate the threat environment and will make changes when necessary to keep air travelers safe.”

The notebook and tablet in-cabin ban was first announced in March. The ban...

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05:04
Apple continues Work on Siri within Messages to...

Today, the U.S. Patent Office revealed more of Apple's work on Siri for Messages where users could interact with Siri via Messages if they're in a quite library or in a very noisy environment and still get Siri's assistance and more.

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05:02
Watch the highlights of NVIDIA's GPU Technology...

Under NVIDIA founder Jensen Huang's iconic leather jacket is one of the tech industry's sharpest CEOs -- a man who can not only talk eloquently about GPU architecture, machine learning and the limits of Moore's Law, but do so for hours without a stri...

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05:00
Microsoft releases Visual Studio development tools...

If you’re interested in writing Visual Studio code on your Mac, this might be for you.

Following an extended preview for developers, Microsoft has released Visual Studio for Mac at the company’s Build 2017 developer conference this week.

Microsoft offered the following comment about the release today:

We are happy to announce the release of Visual Studio 2017 for Mac. Visual Studio for Mac is a new member of the Visual Studio family, enabling developers on macOS to build apps for mobile, web, and cloud with Xamarin and .NET Core, as well as games with Unity.

The company also stated that Visual Studio for Mac can be used to create “Android, macOS, iOS, tvOS, watchOS, web, and cloud” apps.

Microsoft released the initial preview version of Visual Studio for macOS last November. Microsoft also supports Visual Studio Code for Mac as well.

Visual Studio IDE for Mac is available for free from visualstudio.com.

If you’ve had a chance to...

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04:36
Another Wireless Charging Patent comes to light...

After taking a second look at the details of a recent patent application, Apple clearly notes that the wireless charger is for an iPhone and other devices. One part of the device that you think is the Apple Watch charger is actually a component that will be incorporated within an iPhone or other Apple device as highlighted in our report.

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04:30
The M4 Stand for iPhone isn’t very practical, but it...

To be honest, Elago’s M4 Stand for the iPhone has little practical value, unlike the W3 Stand for Apple Watch, but it is kinda cool. You’ll have to decide if you want to spend $34.99 for a “kinda cool” case for the iPhone 7, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 (alas, there are no Plus sizes available).

The M4 Stand’s gimmick is that you slide your iPhone into the stand (5.8 inches long, 4.3 inches wide, and 5 inches tall), “transforming it into an old Apple monitor.” Well, actually, the set-up resembles a “squished” version of an early, beige Mac. There’s a pass-through rail underneath the stand for connecting your Lightning cable for charging.

The M4 Stand is made with scratch-free silicone to prevent damage to your iPhone and cable. The material provides enough weight that...

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04:29
Kool Tools: ALLY Plus

Amped Wireless’ new ALLY Plus Smart Business Wi-Fi System is a a new tool for businesses to secure and improve Wi-Fi for customers and employees. It eliminates connection lag times for multiple users with fast AC2100 speeds and MU-MIMO technology, has blazing fast speeds and long range, coverage up to 15,000 square feet to reach every corner of an office, warehouse, restaurant or storefront.

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04:28
Rules to stay safe on public Wi-Fi

The travel season is almost here. Free Wi-Fi at cafes, airports, restaurants and city streets is used by almost everyone who’s traveling – but how many people take an extra step to make sure their browsing is not only convenient, but also safe?
 

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04:28
Rules to stay safe on public Wi-Fi

The travel season is almost here. Free Wi-Fi at cafes, airports, restaurants and city streets is used by almost everyone who’s traveling – but how many people take an extra step to make sure their browsing is not only convenient, but also safe?
 

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04:24
DEVONtechnologies updates DEVONagent and DEVONsphere...

DEVONtechnologies (www.devontechnologies.com) has released version 3.9.6 of its internet search and research tool DEVONagent as well as version 1.9 of its smart desktop assistant DEVONsphere Express.

DEVONagent gets support for StartPage, better connectivity to DEVONthink, and workflow enhancements. DEVONsphere 1.9 supports new file formats and received a revised results list. All updates are free and recommended to all users.

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04:24
Russian blogger gets 3.5 years prison (suspended)...

A Russian blogger who posted a video of himself playing Pokémon Go in a church has been convicted of insulting religious believers and inciting hatred. Ruslan Sokolovsky was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison, but the judge suspended the sentence …

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04:05
Europe's top court advised to treat Uber like a...

Uber is a service that enables people to get from one place to another, but don't you dare call it a taxi company. That way lies a whole mess of burdensome regulations that the startup has fought tooth-and-nail to avoid. Unfortunately, Travis Kalanic...

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04:00
MenuMate is your ‘menu bar everywhere’

When I click the scroll-wheel button on my mouse (or use the keyboard shortcut I've assigned it, Control + z), a fabulous little app called MenuMate puts the entire menu bar for whichever application I’m currently using right beneath my mouse pointer.

Here’s what it looks like with Microsoft Word:

It’s a one-trick pony to be sure, but it’s a damn good trick, and it costs a mere $4.99 (for a single license for up to three computers).

So, if you've ever thought it takes too long to mouse over to the menu bar, or wished you could make the menu bar come to you, be sure and check out MenuMate.

This nugget of info is from my “Working Smarter for Mac Users” newsletter.  You can sign up for free and get free timesaving tips...

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UberEats has London's need for late-night munch...

We've all been there. You get home late, the local chippy has shut up shop for the night, and you're starving. In London, UberEats already has the hangover cure covered with the addition of breakfast deliveries earlier this year. Now, the service wan...

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03:48
Full-featured version of The Sims coming to iOS and...

Fans of The Sims got a taste of the simulation on iPhone and iPad from The Sims Freeplay back in 2011, but the freemium app fell a long way short of the full desktop experience. EA is promising to correct that in The Sims Mobile.

The developer says that the new mobile app will support all the features of the original PC game from 17 years ago …

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for May 11, 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

Magnin & Associates has brewed up Legendary Coffee Experience 1.0. The $2.99 app simulates working in a busy coffee store, including training and practice in busing tables, blending, roasting and grinding, taking orders, and filling those orders as accurately as possible. Players must develop these necessary steps, timing, and temperatures it takes to make excellent coffee.

macOS Apps/Updates

DEVONtechnologies has released version 3.9.6 of its internet search and research tool DEVONagent as well as...

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03:24
TSMC reportedly starts production of Apple A11 chip...

According to a new report from Digitimes, TSMC has officially begun production of the Apple A11 SoC, set to feature in the iPhone  8 later this year. The foundry apparently wanted to begin mass production in April but faced issues with yields. TSMC will be the sole supplier of A11 chips for the upcoming iPhone refresh.

The A11 chip is also expected to be included in the iPhone 7s spec bump phones, which will seemingly use the same chassis design as the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, although this is not universally supported by the rumors.

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03:15
The Morning After: Thursday, May 11th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

It's Thursday, which in this case means we're prepping for the second day of Microsoft's Build 2017 conference, and it's one you probably won't want to miss. Take a look through Wednesday's highlights, then chec...

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03:00
IBM Watson adds voice commands to 'Star Trek:...

Ubisoft's Star Trek: Bridge Crew won't just put you in a VR starship when it finally launches. It'll also give you the power to interact with the virtual Starfleet crew with your voice. The company has teamed up with IBM to add Watson's interactive s...

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02:48
Apple invention details Siri integration with...




Apple in a patent application published Thursday details a method of integrating an intelligent virtual assistant -- Siri -- into a messaging environment, allowing users to participate in text-based exchanges with the AI, while opening up automation assets to traditional Messages conversations with friends.

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