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Saturday December 2

01:10
Apple releases iOS 11.2 with date crashing fix,...

Apple has now released iOS 11.2 at a very strange time of day, on a Saturday, seemingly as the fix for the date looping bug we reported on earlier today. The release notes mention the inclusion of Apple Pay Cash, which enables peer-to-peer payments between friends in the US, but it is not yet live.

Download iOS 11.2 now for your iPad, iPhone and iPad touch. Go to Settings -> Software Update to install it.

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01:02
Apple releases iOS 11.2 with Apple Pay Cash and a...

Apple doesn't usually release its iOS updates in the middle of the night, but it appears to have pushed the 11.2 schedule forward thanks to a date bug that just started making iPhones reset. iOS 11.2 is a pretty major update and it also brings new fe...

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00:53
Apple pushes out iOS 11.2 with Apple Pay Cash, 7.5-...




In a highly unusual move, Apple early Saturday released iOS 11.2 with support for Apple Pay Cash, 7.5-watt charging on compatible devices and -- tellingly -- a fix for a nasty date bug that can cause devices to enter a soft reset loop.

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00:21
New iOS bug causes some devices to crash on Dec. 2,...




A newly discovered iOS bug is wreaking havoc on devices that have local notifications enabled, causing springboard to enter a crash loop once the clock turns 12:15 a.m. on Dec. 2.

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00:13
Apple Releases iOS 11.2 With Apple Pay Cash, Faster...

Apple today released iOS 11.2, the second major update to the iOS 11 operating system available on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iOS 11.2 comes a month after iOS 11.1, the first major update to iOS 11, and it follows several other smaller bug fix updates.

The iOS 11.2 update is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the update, go to Settings --> General --> Software Update. Eligible devices include the iPhone 5s and later, the iPad mini 2 and later, the iPad Air and later, and the 6th-generation iPod touch.

iOS 11.2, as a major 11.x update, brings several new features and important bug fixes. It introduces Apple Pay Cash, Apple's peer-to-peer payments service. Apple Pay Cash works through the Messages app and is designed to allow for quick person-to-person money transfers, like Square Cash or Venmo.

You can quickly and easily...

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Friday December 1

23:24
One month later: iPhone X has far exceeded my...

The iPhone X was a big risk for Apple, because of the removal of the Home button and its heavy reliance on gestures, but it’s clear to me that Apple succeeded in making it work. After using the iPhone X day-to-day for almost four weeks, I’ve become well-accustomed to it as my daily driver.

At its core, the iPhone X is basically an enhanced iPhone 8, but its reliance on gestures, significantly reduced bezels, TrueDepth Camera, and OLED display make it look, feel, and at times, perform like an entirely new device. There are other things to consider as well: the glass and metal design, and upgraded telephoto camera hardware, to name a few.

For as much flack as Apple has received for the iPhone X’s so-called notch, and some of the nagging issues that continue to persist throughout iOS, the release is nonetheless a remarkable achievement. more…

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23:13
December 2nd is making some iPhones soft reset (...

Apple software had a rough November, and December isn't off to a good start as there's an apparent date bug causing problems for iPhone owners running the latest versions of iOS (11.1.1 or 11.1.2). Around the world, users are reporting that after 12:...

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22:09
Many iPhone users suffering from random reboots...

Just days after the huge root security flaw on macOS earlier this week, a growing number of iPhone and iPad users are reporting serious reboot and respring issues. The problem, detailed in a growing Reddit thread and on Twitter, seems to stem from apps that use local notifications, such as reminder applications like Headspace and Calm…

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21:53
Date Bug in iOS 11.1.2 Causing Crash Loop on iPhones...

A date-related bug in iOS 11.1.2 appears to be causing iPhones to continually crash or respring when time-based local notifications are received after 12:15 a.m. on December 2, according to reports on Twitter and reddit.

The problem seems to be tied to local notifications received from apps that offer daily or repeat reminders. For example, meditation app Headspace, one of the affected apps, sends daily reminders to users to encourage them to take some time to meditate. Any app using local (as in not pushed from a remote server) notifications that repeat will cause a crash.

If you have an app that has local notification with repeating settings, it will crash iOS Springboard on Dec. 2 (Tomorrow!) Here is a reproducible app by...

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21:46
This week on AI: Apple's embarrassing Mac...




Apple's macOS engineers didn't have much of a chance to recover from holiday turkey this week, since they were quickly forced solve an embarrassing security vulnerability. The company was meanwhile said to be working on its first power management chips for iPhones, and planning to test self-driving cars in Arizona.

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21:14
Apple CEO Tim Cook to attend China's state-run...




Apple CEO Tim Cook is on the guest list for China's fourth annual World Internet Conference, a state-sponsored gathering at which attendees will discuss the future of the country's strict cyberspace policy.

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20:59
Skim 1.4.31 - PDF reader and note-taker for...

Skim is a PDF reader and note-taker for OS X. It is designed to help you read and annotate scientific papers in PDF, but is also great for viewing any PDF file.

Skim includes many features and has a great user interface.



Version 1.4.31:

New

  • Preference to reload changed files automatically
  • Allow switching between full-screen and presentation modes on macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • New hidden preference to display page bounds in the menu bar

Fixed

  • Fix returning to position on macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • Fix some localizations
  • Fix preview tool tips for links and anchored notes



  • OS X 10.6 or later



Download Now]]>

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20:59
Stylizer 7.17.1127.805 - Real-time CSS editing and...

Stylizer helps you style websites in a fraction of the time.

Features

  • Real-time CSS - Immediate feedback saves countless hours. Say goodbye to the reload button! In Stylizer, your changes are immediately displayed in all browsers, in real-time - literally as you type or move the mouse. This is a substantial productivity boost for designers of all skill levels.
  • Size faster with grips - Size Grips allow you to accurately resize any CSS dimension by clicking and dragging the mouse. Click, hold, and drag, and watch your page update in real-time and achieve perfection on your first try. Take the guess work out of sizing. Find the exact spot where that stubborn div wraps. Or use them to perfectly position a background image.
  • Two-click color changes - Tweak any color in your style sheet to find the perfect hue, saturation and luminance level for that exact look, in just two clicks:...
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20:59
LaunchBar 6.9.3 - Powerful file/URL/email launcher...

LaunchBar is an award-winning productivity utility that offers an amazingly intuitive and efficient way to search and access any kind of information stored on your computer or on the Web. It provides instant access to your applications, documents, contacts, and bookmarks, to your music library, to search engines and more, just by entering short abbreviations of the searched item's name.

You just hit Command-Space to bring LaunchBar's input window to front, enter an arbitrary abbreviation, and as soon as you start typing LaunchBar displays the best matching choices, ready to be opened immediately.

Start applications, open documents, invoke system services, compose emails, or navigate the Web--LaunchBar will be your essential servant.



Version 6.9.3:

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue causing LaunchBar to hang under some circumstances when browsing the list with the arrow keys
  • Fixed another issue causing LaunchBar to...
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20:59
Capture One 11.0.0.282 - RAW workflow software.

Capture One is a professional RAW converter offering you ultimate image quality with accurate colors and incredible detail from more than 400 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 11.0.0.282:

Note: Version 11 is a paid upgrade from previous versions.

Note: Now requires OS X 10.11.6 or later

New

  • Annotations
  • Export with Assets
  • Improved "Back-up And Restore" mechanism for Catalogs...
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20:59
Wireshark 2.4.3 - Network protocol analyzer.

Wireshark is one of the world's foremost network protocol analyzers, and is the standard in many parts of the industry. It is the continuation of a project that started in 1998. Hundreds of developers around the world have contributed to it, and it it still under active development.

Wireshark has a rich feature set which includes the following:

  • Standard three-pane packet browser
  • Multi-platform: Runs on Windows, Linux, OS X, Solaris, FreeBSD, NetBSD, and many others
  • Multi-interface: Along with a standard GUI, Wireshark includes TShark, a text-mode analyzer which is useful for remote capture, analysis, and scripting
  • The most powerful display filters in the industry
  • VoIP analysis
  • Live capture and offline analysis are supported
  • Read/write many different capture file formats: tcpdump (libpcap), NAI's Sniffer (compressed and uncompressed), Sniffer Pro, NetXray, Sun snoop and atmsnoop, Shomiti/...
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20:59
Vivaldi 1.13.1008.34 - An advanced browser made with...

Vivaldi is a browser for our friends.

In 1994, two programmers started working on a web browser. Our idea was to make a really fast browser, capable of running on limited hardware, keeping in mind that users are individuals with their own requirements and wishes. Opera was born. Our little piece of software gained traction, our group grew, and a community was created. We stayed close to our users and to our roots. We kept improving our software, based on our users feedback, as well as our own ideas on how to make a great browser. We innovated and we strove for excellence. Fast forward to 2015, the browser we once loved has changed its direction. Sadly, it is no longer serving its community of users and contributors who helped build the browser in the first place.

So we came to a natural conclusion:...

We must make a new browser. A browser for ourselves and a browser for our friends. A browser that is fast, but also a browser that is rich...

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20:25
SpaceX's first Falcon Heavy will carry Musk...

SpaceX chief Elon Musk has revealed the new schedule for Falcon Heavy's maiden flight: the company is aiming to send it to the Martian orbit next month from the same launch pad where Apollo 11 took off. The business magnate has also divulged that Fal...

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20:13
Updating macOS can bring back the nasty “root”...

Enlarge (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

The serious and surprising root security bug in macOS High Sierra is back for some users, shortly after Apple declared it fixed. Users who had not installed macOS 10.13.1 and thus were running a prior version of the OS when they received the security update, found that installing 10.13.1 resurfaced the bug, according to a report from Wired.

For these users, the security update can be...

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18:58
Apple's macOS 'root' bug can be...

After news broke of a devastating security flaw in its most recent version of macOS, Apple responded quickly by releasing a patch. Installing Security Update 2017-001 on either macOS 10.13 or 10.13.1 will resolve a problem that allowed anyone to logi...

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18:31
PSA: If You Upgrade to macOS High Sierra 10.13.1,...

Mac owners who are still running macOS High Sierra 10.13 and who have already installed Apple's root security fix on that version of the operating system will need to install it once again upon upgrading to macOS 10.13.1, reports Wired.

Security researchers running a patched version of the original macOS High Sierra update, 10.13.0, told Wired that the root bug was reintroduced upon installing the macOS 10.13.1 update. After updating, they needed to install Apple's security patch again. Even that didn't fix the issue until their machines were rebooted.

Those who had not yet upgraded their operating system from the original version of High Sierra, 10.13.0, to the most recent version, 10.13.1, but had downloaded the patch, say the "root" bug reappears when they install the...

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18:14
Comparison: iPhone X vs. Galaxy Note 8 video quality




Apple's iPhones have been compared to Samsung flagships for a long time, and there's usually a lot of talk around camera quality. We already compared the quality of still photos between the iPhone X and Galaxy Note 8, so let's take a look at video.

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17:49
Updating to latest macOS 10.13.1 disables Apple...




It appears Apple's quick fix for the recently discovered root user bug can be disabled by upgrading to macOS 10.13.1 from a previous version of the operating system, meaning users who do so are unwittingly reintroducing the glaring security hole.

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17:29
Netflix picks up 'Riverdale' spin-off...

The CW show Riverdale has been a surprise hit, modernizing the soda pop Archie comics of yore with '90s WB melodrama and a topical murder mystery. So it's no surprise that CW was looking for other shows to spin off from the same comics universe. One,...

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17:10
Every iPhone X Is Not Created Equal

According to a PC Magazine report that uses data from Cellular Insights, the Qualcomm-powered iPhone X has better LTE performance than the Intel-powered model. From the report: There are three iPhone X models sold globally. Using lab equipment, Cellular Insights tested two of them: the Qualcomm-powered A1865, sold by Sprint, Verizon, and U.S. Cellular and in Australia, China, and India; and the Intel-powered A1901, sold by most other global carriers including AT&T and T-Mobile. (The third model, A1902, is only sold in Japan.) Here in the U.S., we anticipate that the SIM-free model sold directly by Apple will be the A1865, as that's the model that supports all four U.S. carriers. For this test, Cellular Insights looked at performance on LTE Band 4, which is used by every major U.S. carrier except Sprint, as well as in Canada and parts of Latin America. Cellular Insights attenuated an LTE signal from a strong -85dBm until the modems showed no performance. While both modems...

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16:45
iOS 11 Encrypted Backup Change Reduces Security,...

In iOS 11, Apple has changed things so encrypted iTunes backups can now be restored with either the separate backup password or the device passcode. This move reduces security, but it also reduces the likelihood that users will forget the password and lose access to their backups.

 

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16:27
Uterus transplant recipient gives birth for the...

A woman who received a uterus transplant has given birth to a baby -- a first in the US, Time reports. She is part of an ongoing uterine transplant clinical trial taking place at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas and she, like the other wome...

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15:29
BlackBerry will pay Nokia $137 million to resolve...

Today, BlackBerry accepted an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) decision that the company pay Nokia $137 million due to a contract dispute. The latter allegedly accused the smartphone maker of failing to make payments on patent license contract...

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15:14
Apple retail workers help save Barred Owl that flew...




Employees at Apple Pioneer Place in Portland, Ore., arrived at work early one November morning to a surprising scene: a Barred Owl, a rare sight in the city, dazed and standing atilt next to the store's two-story glass facade.

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15:00
AWT News Update: December 1, 2017

Wow, it's December already? We have a trio of time-related stories for you today that all have to do with things that should happen by the end of the year:

  • Apple let developers know that they need to submit only 64-bit Mac apps to the Mac App Store starting January 1st
  • Remember the promise from Amazon that the Prime Video app would be available for tvOS by the end of the year? TidBITS blogger Josh Centers says they're still promising the release by the end of December
  • Expect iOS 11.2 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 to show up soon -- like next week. The sixth beta shipped to developers today

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

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14:39
Review: Ultimate Ears’ latest speaker with Alexa on...

Over the past few years, Ultimate Ears has become somewhat of a household name in the world of portable speakers. Their ever-popular Boom lineup has shown that portable speakers can have excellent battery life and sound great. Recently they’ve taken it one step further by bringing Amazon’s Alexa to the portable speaker with their new Blast speakers. Combining a smart voice assistant, with a solid Bluetooth speaker, what’s not to like?

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14:33
Google's Santa hub has you taking 'elfies...

Google has brought back Santa's Village for another year, and this time it's particularly trendy. Fire up the Santa Tracker app on your Android phone and you can play Santa Snap, a game that has you flying around Google Maps to take "elfies" at famo...

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14:11
Apple reminds developers Mac apps must support 64-...




Come January 2018, new apps submitted to the Mac App Store must include 64-bit support as Apple progresses away from less efficient 32-bit code, while existing apps have until June of next year to include the same.

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14:11
Apple will stop accepting 32-bit Mac apps starting...

Apple’s Developer site has today shared a reminder that starting January 1st, 2018 32-bit Mac apps will no longer be accepted.

more…

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14:02
Magnesium batteries could be safer and more...

It's still early days for the promise of safer, energy-dense solid-state rechargeable batteries. However, a team of scientists at the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research have just discovered a fast magnesium-ion solid-state conductor that will g...

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13:41
3D-printed bacteria ink could be used to treat burns

In a new study published today in Science Advances, researchers present a 3D-printable ink that contains bacteria and they say that depending on what species of bacteria it holds, the ink stands to have a number of useful applications. "Printing usin...

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13:38
Wireshark 2.4.3 - Network protocol analyzer.

Wireshark is one of the world's foremost network protocol analyzers, and is the standard in many parts of the industry. It is the continuation of a project that started in 1998. Hundreds of developers around the world have contributed to it, and it it still under active development.

Wireshark has a rich feature set which includes the following:

  • Standard three-pane packet browser
  • Multi-platform: Runs on Windows, Linux, OS X, Solaris, FreeBSD, NetBSD, and many others
  • Multi-interface: Along with a standard GUI, Wireshark includes TShark, a text-mode analyzer which is useful for remote capture, analysis, and scripting
  • The most powerful display filters in the industry
  • VoIP analysis
  • Live capture and offline analysis are supported
  • Read/write many different capture file formats: tcpdump (libpcap), NAI's Sniffer (compressed and uncompressed), Sniffer Pro, NetXray, Sun snoop and atmsnoop, Shomiti/...
| Read more »
13:37
New Apple Watch Series 3 ads put spotlight on...




Apple on Friday debuted four new video ads for the Apple Watch Series 3, driving home the wearable's fitness focus and LTE support -- as well its potential as a Christmas gift.

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13:30
64-bit Requirement for Mac Apps

As a reminder, new apps submitted to the Mac App Store must support 64-bit starting January 2018, and Mac app updates and existing apps must support 64-bit starting June 2018. If you distribute your apps outside the Mac App Store, we highly recommend distributing 64-bit binaries to make sure your users can continue to run your apps on future versions of macOS. The last macOS release to support 32-bit apps without compromise is macOS High Sierra.

Learn more about distributing Mac apps.

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13:30
64-bit Requirement for Mac Apps

As a reminder, new apps submitted to the Mac App Store must support 64-bit starting January 2018, and Mac app updates and existing apps must support 64-bit starting June 2018. If you distribute your apps outside the Mac App Store, we highly recommend distributing 64-bit binaries to make sure your users can continue to run your apps on future versions of macOS. The last macOS release to support 32-bit apps without compromise is macOS High Sierra.

Learn more about distributing Mac apps.

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13:26
Amazon Still Promising Prime Video App for Apple TV...

Believe it or not, Amazon says that the Amazon Prime Video app for the Apple TV is still due to ship this year.

 

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13:22
Twitter is making excuses for allowing hate speech

Twitter sure is having a hard time explaining and enforcing its policies around hate speech. Earlier this week, the company responded to Trump's retweet of violent anti-Muslim propaganda, telling Engadget that some videos may remain up if they are ne...

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13:18
9to5Rewards: Last chance to enter our iPhone X...

Thanks to our sponsor Caseology, 9to5Rewards will be announcing the winner of our November giveaway for the iPhone X in just a few days (Dec, 4). That means this is your last opportunity to enter for a chance to win a silver 64GB iPhone X. Caseology is also throwing in a variety of cases and complimentary screen protectors to keep one lucky entrants new phone in one piece. Head below for details. 

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13:05
Uber, but for toxic techbro culture

Some companies are just born with an infinite number of chances to keep doing everything wrong and yet somehow seem immune to the consequences. Uber is one of those companies. Uber's latest scandal -- a fat hack and its dirty coverup -- is just one i...

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12:46
Apple releases four new holiday ads promoting Apple...

Apple has shared four new short holidays ads for Apple Watch Series 3. All of the ads are titled The Gift of Go and each highlight a different sport or activity along with various Apple Watch features.

more…

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12:39
Chrome on Windows will block third-party apps that...

Google says that around two-thirds of Windows Chrome users use third-party applications that interact directly with the web browser, like antivirus or accessibility software. These apps have typically injected code into Chrome to work correctly, but...

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12:31
Review: Etymotic ER20XS High-Fidelity Earplugs

Tell us if this sounds familiar: we grew up listening to music on cheap headphones that came bundled with our music players (then, Sony and Aiwa cassette and CD players; now, Apple iPods and iPhones). We liked the music loud but, since those cheap headphones provided no isolation, we needed to play them even louder to get the desired effect. We went to rock concerts, blasted our car stereos, and ignored our parents' warnings about losing our hearing. Now we're adults, we still love music, and we're suddenly terrified of hearing loss. Should we be one of "those people" wearing earplugs at concerts? This week, we come to terms with the fact that we're not invincible, and try the Etymotic ER20XS High-Fidelity Earplugs. We should have done this years ago.{/exp:char_limit}
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12:20
Apple Shares New Short Holiday Ads Promoting Apple...

Apple is promoting the Apple Watch Series 3 as a holiday gift idea in a new series of ads shared this afternoon on its YouTube channel. Entitled "The Gift of Go," each of the four videos focuses on the Apple Watch Series 3 being used during a specific activity.

The ads focus on snowboarding, soccer, working out, and swimming, with each one showing off a different Apple Watch Series 3 feature. Soccer and snowboarding, for example, demonstrate phone calls over cellular and text messaging.

Workout highlights Apple Music, and Swim focuses on the Workout app. All of the ads share the same general style - a quick look at a feature that shifts to a multi-object view that then transforms into wrapping paper over an Apple Watch Series 3 box.

These videos are just about 15 seconds in length, which is the video length that Apple uses for social media ads on sites like Instagram.

All of the videos focus on the aluminum Apple Watch Series 3 models that have LTE...

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12:18
The lofree mechanical keyboard is back, this time...

lofree Four Seasons Mechanical Keyboard in Vernal White

Remember the lofree keyboard? Back in March this retro-looking Mac-specific mechanical keyboard launched on Indiegogo and raised well over $700,000 in funding. It shipped, and there are a lot of happy users around the world. Now lofree is back with a second version of the keyboard called the Four Seasons: A Colorful Retro Mechanical Keyboard.

Aestival Blue Four Seasons keyboard

What makes it different from the first model? It comes in four seasonal color themes: Vernal White (spring), Aestival Blue (summer),  Autumnal Grey (autumn) and Hibernal Black (winter). But the team at lofree also took feedback from the users of the first keyboard to heart, and they’ve improved the...

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12:13
Samsung's W2018 flip phone has a variable...

Smartphone makers are always pushing for the fastest-possible camera aperture, and until today, the record was held by LG V30 with its f/1.6 lens. But it didn't take long before Samsung hit back with an even lower f-stop.

Earlier today, the Korean g...

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12:00
Razer Phone review: A tough sell, even if it's...

Razer is mostly known for its gaming hardware, so it was a little surprising when the company acquired phone-maker Nextbit earlier this year. Eleven months later, and it finally revealed the results of that acquisition: The Razer Phone. Just like the...

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11:59
iPhone X Models With Qualcomm Modem Still Have...

iPhone X models equipped with Qualcomm's Snapdragon X16 modem get consistently better LTE speeds than versions with Intel's XMM7480 modem, according to wireless signal testing firm Cellular Insights.

For context, Cellular Insights used professional measurement equipment equipped with four Vivaldi antennas to simulate LTE performance at different distances from a cellular tower with the Qualcomm and Intel models.

Cellular Insights started with a LTE signal from a strong -85dBm, and gradually reduced the power level to simulate moving away from a cellular tower where signal is weaker, until the modems lost their cellular connectivity.

The testing, shared with PC Magazine, was based on performance on LTE Band 4, which is used by every major carrier in the United States except Sprint, as well as in Canada and parts...

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11:42
Periscope's stream tipping is available outside...

Periscope's livestream tipping system is no longer a US-only affair -- the Twitter-owned service has expanded its Super Broadcaster program to Canada, Ireland and the UK. As before, livestreamers who've received enough Super Hearts (which viewers pa...

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11:33
macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Beta 6 Fixes Root Password...

The newest beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 fixes a major macOS High Sierra vulnerability that enabled the root superuser on a Mac with no password and no security check.

Apple on Wednesday released a security update to fix the problem on machines running the current release version of macOS High Sierra, 10.13.1, but the bug has remained in macOS 10.13.2 until today.

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Developers and public beta testers who are running macOS 10.13.2 should update to beta 6 right away to protect their Macs. MacRumors has confirmed that the vulnerability, which involved entering the username "root" with no password in the Users & Groups...

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11:23
Researchers create ultrasound needle for internal...

Minimally invasive surgeries are appealing because they typically mean less scar tissue, shorter recovery times and a lower risk of infection. But they have their downsides as well. Getting a good look at the tissue being targeted during a minimally...

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11:06
Tinder is using AI to figure out who you’ll really...

In 2015, Tinder introduced a new feature called the "Super Like." We all know you can swipe right to let a user know you're interested. But if you're really interested, that's where the Super Like comes in. Swiping up meant you Super Liked a person....

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10:58
Craig Federighi says multi-user Face ID support is...

A month ago, we commented on the fact that Face ID seemed like a step backwards from Touch ID when it comes to multi-user support. Now, new comments from Craig Federighi suggest that multi-user access was never even intended for Touch ID.

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10:35
Best Buy is selling two Google Home speakers for the...

Best Buy has a nice two-for-one deal today: Right now, you can get two of Google's voice-activated smart speakers for $130. It's not clear when the deal will end, but it appears to be a daily doorbuster that will likely expire by the end of the day.

While the Google Home hasn't typically budged from its $129 price tag, the smart speaker has seen a lot of discounts lately--in addition to this deal, it's $79 right now on the Google Store. Google's Echo competitor is a great choice for people who are already integrated into Google's ecosystem. (For example, you can use it with Google's Chromecast streaming device to call up Netflix videos via voice commands.) It also works with a number of third-party smart home device makers including...

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10:33
Apple makes available sixth developer betas of iOS...




Three days after the last release, Apple has issued the sixth beta releases of iOS 11.2 in conjunction with the sixth macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 beta now including a fix for the Root account generation exploit.

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10:18
Apple releases new developer betas of iOS 11.2,...

Apple has released the sixth developer beta versions of iOS 11.2 and macOS 10.13.2 beta 6 is also available for testing. Registered developers can download them from Apple's Developer Center — or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

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10:12
6 Ways to Win Friends and Influence People as a New...

My latest piece on Inc.com was 6 Ways to Win Friends and Influence People as a New Manager

It starts a bit like:

Call it the New Sheriff in Town Syndrome.

You’re a new manager at an established company or your own startup. You think of yourself as a fixer, so you quickly set out to implement changes or new processes, often bringing in ideas from your old company....

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10:08
Apple releases sixth iOS 11.2 and macOS 10.13.2 betas

Apple has released the sixth beta version of iOS 11.2 beta for developers. macOS 10.13.2 beta 6 is also available for testing.

iOS 11.2 will include Apple Pay Cash support in addition to SiriKit for HomePod which was detailed at the end of October. AirPlay 2 was also previously available in beta versions but disappeared in the previous beta when the HomePod delay was announced.

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10:05
Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of iOS 11.2 to Developers and...

Apple today seeded the sixth beta of an upcoming iOS 11.2 update to developers, a few days after releasing the fifth iOS 11.2 beta, a month after releasing the first major iOS 11 update, iOS 11.1, and two weeks after releasing the iOS 11.1.2 update.

Registered developers can download the new iOS 11.2 beta from Apple's Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center. Today's beta update may be the iOS 11.2 golden master, suggesting we could see the official release of iOS 11.2 soon.

iOS 11.2 introduces Apple Pay Cash, Apple's new peer-to-peer payments...

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09:30
Munich court says ParkerVision can further clarify...

ParkerVision — a developer, manufacturer and marketer of semiconductor technology solutions for wireless applications — says the Munich court rejected the request by Apple and certain of its subsidiaries that ParkerVision be required to post a bond as required of a non-German entity. 

The court has also informed ParkerVision that it’s invited to provide further clarification regarding certain elements of infringement by Apple following the finalization of this decision. A hearing was held on Nov. 16 in the case, during which both parties were allowed to present arguments regarding the alleged infringement, by Apple, of the German part of European Patent 1 135 853 (“the ‘853 Patent”).   

In 2015 ParkerVision sued Apple, Samsung, LG and Qualcomm, for allegedly infringing upon four wireless networking patents. The ITC complaint asked for an embargo on imports and sales of infringing products, while the lawsuit sought as-yet-unspecified damages. 

For Apple, the...

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09:28
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 10.5-inch iPad Pro LTE 256GB $...

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

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09:17
Spotify runs $99 annual subscription promo to...




Spotify on Friday launched a promotion offering 12 months of Premium streaming for $99 -- a little over $20 less than the music service would normally cost going month-to-month.

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09:13
iPhone X: Everything you need to know about Apple’s...

iPhone X: It’s real, it’s here, and it’s very expensive. The iPhone X is a radical departure from the form factor of every other iPhone out there, including the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. It comes with a jet-black edge-to-edge OLED screen topped by a TrueDetect camera system that enables a brand-new Face ID unlocking system and Animoji features.

Apple revealed the iPhone X during the company’s annual fall press event in September, after months of rumor and speculation, followed by the biggest pre-launch leak ever.

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08:40
A Colorado Company who Sued Netflix and others is...

A company by the name of Realtime Adaptive Streaming has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple in the District Court of Colorado. The company had previously sued Cisco, Netflix and Hulu and yesterday the company filed a six count lawsuit against Apple.

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08:30
Gear: Twelve South BookBook, Journal +...

Twelve South still makes some of our all-time favourite iPhone cases, so we were particularly happy to see that the company had iPhone X versions of its entire lineup ready for the iPhone X right on launch day. All of the same cases we’ve come to know are here, from the venerable and unique BookBook ($60) to the elegant Journal ($70) to the more minimalist RelaxedLeather ($50), the latter of which is also now available in a cool and exclusive…

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08:22
Capture One 11.0.0.282 - RAW workflow software.

Capture One is a professional RAW converter offering you ultimate image quality with accurate colors and incredible detail from more than 400 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 11.0.0.282:

Note: Version 11 is a paid upgrade from previous versions.

Note: Now requires OS X 10.11.6 or later

New

  • Annotations
  • Export with Assets
  • Improved "Back-up And Restore" mechanism for Catalogs...
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08:21
Vivaldi 1.13.1008.34 - An advanced browser made with...

Vivaldi is a browser for our friends.

In 1994, two programmers started working on a web browser. Our idea was to make a really fast browser, capable of running on limited hardware, keeping in mind that users are individuals with their own requirements and wishes. Opera was born. Our little piece of software gained traction, our group grew, and a community was created. We stayed close to our users and to our roots. We kept improving our software, based on our users feedback, as well as our own ideas on how to make a great browser. We innovated and we strove for excellence. Fast forward to 2015, the browser we once loved has changed its direction. Sadly, it is no longer serving its community of users and contributors who helped build the browser in the first place.

So we came to a natural conclusion:...

We must make a new browser. A browser for ourselves and a browser for our friends. A browser that is fast, but also a browser that is rich...

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08:14
How to force-quit troublesome Apple Watch apps in...




Although Apple Watch apps tend to be well-behaved, there is a way of force-quitting unruly ones if they freeze or fail to refresh data. The process is fairly simple.

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08:06
Craig Federighi: Apple Focused on Single-User Face...

Apple's current focus with Face ID is on single-user authentication, suggesting support for multiple faces won't be added in the near future, according to an alleged email from the company's software engineering chief Craig Federighi.

By comparison, Touch ID can store up to five fingerprints, and each of those fingerprints can belong to a different person. This allows a married couple, for example, to be able to securely authenticate a single iPhone.

In an email to a customer, however, Federighi appears to admit that Touch ID's multi-finger support has always been intended for a single iPhone owner to authenticate with a finger or thumb on both the left and right hand if desired.

Federighi added that Face ID could eventually authenticate multiple faces as the system evolves in the future, but his email makes it clear that Apple doesn't have any immediate plans to implement said functionality.

The user who...

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08:00
LEGO announces new ARKit based AR Studio app, blends...

LEGO has unveiled its latest app, AR Studio, which uses Apple’s ARKit to bring together a digital and physical LEGO experience.

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07:56
Roundup: The best deals on UHD TVs to pair with your...




If you've recently acquired an Apple TV 4K but cannot take advantage of the higher resolution or HDR content on your current television, it's likely that you're in the market for a new Ultra HD screen. AppleInsider has compiled a list of LED, OLED, and QLED televisions currently on sale that could help improve your viewing experience.

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07:48
LaunchBar 6.9.3 - Powerful file/URL/email launcher...

LaunchBar is an award-winning productivity utility that offers an amazingly intuitive and efficient way to search and access any kind of information stored on your computer or on the Web. It provides instant access to your applications, documents, contacts, and bookmarks, to your music library, to search engines and more, just by entering short abbreviations of the searched item's name.

You just hit Command-Space to bring LaunchBar's input window to front, enter an arbitrary abbreviation, and as soon as you start typing LaunchBar displays the best matching choices, ready to be opened immediately.

Start applications, open documents, invoke system services, compose emails, or navigate the Web--LaunchBar will be your essential servant.



Version 6.9.3:

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue causing LaunchBar to hang under some circumstances when browsing the list with the arrow keys
  • Fixed another issue causing LaunchBar to...
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07:32
HQ Trivia creator says lessons learned from Vine,...

Twice a day, my afternoon and evening are punctuated by an eagerly awaited push notification inviting me to join a growing crowd of fans all over the world playing HQ Trivia, a modern take on the classic TV game show. The brief, fifteen minute games usually end for me with a “savage question” that eliminates my chance of winning a growing cash prize, but leaves me excited to try again tomorrow. The thrill of the game is no accident; it’s all part of the app’s clever design.

9to5Mac asked Rus Yusupov, co-founder of HQ Trivia and the former social network Vine, just what makes the new game so captivating.

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07:19
New Lego AR-Studio app revisits augmented reality,...




Lego is on the verge of rolling out another augmented reality app for iOS, with this one fulfilling ARKit-related promises made at WWDC in conjunction with a few sets -- and more likely to come.

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07:17
25 million businesses now on Instagram, up 9 million...

Instagram has announced that the social media service is being used by 25 million businesses (including us!) as of November. It has seen strong growth over the last few months as business users have increased by 9 million in the last four months.

more…

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06:54
Apple updates Support app with redesigned UI, new...

Jeff Benjamin, 9to5Mac:

On the heels of launching a YouTube channel dedicated to how-to tutorial videos, Apple today pushed a significant version 2.0 update to its Apple Support app for iOS.

The app, which initially launched last November, received a major update back in the spring that allowed users to schedule repairs at participating Apple Authorized Service Providers, and provided broader access to Genius Bar reservations.

Today’s update adds a redesigned user interface, along with a new Discover tab dedicated to learning about your Apple products. In addition, the app also features the ability to search the company’s library of support articles, which can prove useful for finding solutions to specific issues.

Here’s a link to Apple’s official Support app.

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06:29
Fatbits for your table, designed by original Mac...

I’m a big fan of Susan Kare’s work. All it takes is a quick scan of her Wikipedia page or this sample page of some of her Apple icons and you can see the impact she had on the original Mac, an impact that carries on to this day.

Susan is still very active as an artist and designer and has a collection of table linens just perfect for the old-school Mac lover in your life. This is definitely my cup of tea. Take a look.

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06:19
Questionable rumor claims Apple 'considering...




Apple is allegedly considering a new, even cheaper "budget" iPad in 2018, priced around $259 while still retaining a 9.7-inch screen like the current $329 model, but there are reasons to believe it will simply be a price cut rather than new hardware.

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06:18
Elon Musk wins bet, turns on Australian mega-battery...

BBC:

The 100-megawatt battery, built by Tesla, was officially activated on Friday. It had in fact provided some power since Thursday due to demand caused by local hot weather.

South Australia has been crippled by electricity problems in recent times.

As I understand it, the region is a leader in wind-power, but suffers blackouts when wind levels fall too far.

Elon Musk stepped in, said he’d have a 100 Megawatt backup battery built, delivered, installed and working within 100 days or he wouldn’t charge them a penny.

Great story.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:15
Rumor: Apple planning an inexpensive iPad for 2018

According to DigiTimes Research, Apple is planning a 9.7-inch iPad for next year that will cost about $259. 

Quoting unnamed “sources from related upstream suppliers,” the research group says that the tablet will be designed to “attract more demand from price-oriented consumers, allowing Apple to maintain its present 10 million-unit tablet shipments a quarter.”

Chances the rumor is true, per the Sellers Research Group (that’s me): 50%. The current (non-Pro) iPad starts at $329; I can’t see Apple lowering the price below $299.

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06:04
Korean Netmarble Games Ranked #1 on Apple's App...

According to a new report published this morning, Seoul Korea based Netmarble Games was ranked number one at the same time on Apple App Stores in South Korea and the U.S. through ‘Tera M’ and ‘Marble COC’. This is the first time ...

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06:04
Alexa, HomePod, and the Apple Watch

From this very thoughtful post by Neil Cybart:

When introduced at WWDC 2017, HomePod was marketed as an iOS accessory that will serve as the best speaker people have ever owned. The $349 price certainly reflects this accessory mindset. While Apple briefly went over how HomePod will be able to serve as a type of smart home hub, it was almost more of an afterthought. At its core, Apple does not think the only function for stationary smart speakers is to pipe digital voice assistants.

And:

I don’t think stationary smart speakers represent the future of computing. Instead, companies are using smart speakers to take advantage of an awkward phase of technology in which there doesn’t seem to be any clear direction as to where things are headed. Consumers are buying cheap smart speakers powered by digital voice assistants without having any strong...

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06:01
Liberty App releases Server Ranger 2 for macOS

LibertyApp has announced Server Ranger 2, the latest version of the website and server monitoring solution for macOS.

Designed for small to medium businesses, website owners and IT departments alike, Server Ranger monitors the performance and uptime of any number of nodes and can send alerts when things go wrong. Users can monitor any type of server or site:file servers, routers, web servers, email servers and more. Version 2 brings SMS text alerts, Anchor Servers and per-node custom alert policies.

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Audeze iSINE 10 In-Ear Headphones

Today in iLounge Deals, we’re offering the Audeze iSINE 10 In-Ear Headphones for only $279 with the standard cable, or $319 with the Lightning cable — that’s 20% off the regular price in either case. The iSINE 10 headphones provide innovative design with Fluxor Magnets and 30mm planar magnetic diaphragms so you’ll get precise control and fast response times without distortion, and with the Lightning version you can get 24-bit digital…

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05:57
HEX releases Star Wars iPhone case collection

HEX has released a new collection of cases and wallets for iPhone in collaboration with Star Wars. The next film in the series, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, opens Dec. 15.

The cases are made from genuine leather and are debossed in designs incorporating art and characters from the legendary films. Features include genuine leather exteriors, credit card slots, cash pockets, zip closures and custom German polycarbonate phone beds.The cases come in three styles, the Snap Case, the Wallet, and the Zipper Wallet.

They’re available for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, and the new iPhone X. Prices range from $49.95 to $69.95.

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05:49
AppleInsider podcast talks Apple's new Brooklyn...




This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil talks about his tour of the new downtown Brooklyn Apple store, and some of the details that make it different than stores of the past, while he and Victor also tackle the root user security bug in macOS High Sierra, and Amazon's efforts in video and voice.

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05:45
macOS market share up, iOS down in November

According to the latest market share survey from NetMarketShare, the market share for both macOS and iOS dipped (slightly)  last month. 

According to the report, among desktop operating systems, macOS had 7.29% of the global market share in November, up from from 6.25% percent in October (that’s global market share; in the U.S. it’s over 13%). April 2016’s 9.2% was an all-time high, according to NetMarketShare’s measurements. Windows remains dominant with 89.01%.

iOS had 28.88% in November, down from 31.46% in October. This compares to 66.74% for Android, 0.73% for Windows Phone, and 0.37% for Java ME. The all-time high for iOS was in July 2012 with 65.94%.

NetMarketShares’ monthly surveys don’t measure market share in terms of computer systems sold. Instead they sample data from visitors to some 40,000 web sites operated by their clients. And note that NetMarketShare’s numbers don’t equate to sales.

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05:42
Stylizer 7.17.1127.805 - Real-time CSS editing and...

Stylizer helps you style websites in a fraction of the time.

Features

  • Real-time CSS - Immediate feedback saves countless hours. Say goodbye to the reload button! In Stylizer, your changes are immediately displayed in all browsers, in real-time - literally as you type or move the mouse. This is a substantial productivity boost for designers of all skill levels.
  • Size faster with grips - Size Grips allow you to accurately resize any CSS dimension by clicking and dragging the mouse. Click, hold, and drag, and watch your page update in real-time and achieve perfection on your first try. Take the guess work out of sizing. Find the exact spot where that stubborn div wraps. Or use them to perfectly position a background image.
  • Two-click color changes - Tweak any color in your style sheet to find the perfect hue, saturation and luminance level for that exact look, in just two clicks:...
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05:40
You can get an iPhone X in time for Christmas after...

Want an iPhone X for Christmas? You’re in luck. Shipping estimates for the next gen smartphone have improved, so you can have one under your Christmas tree.

Apple's online store in the U.S. lists a delivery date of Dec. 8, so place your order now. The iPhone X comes in 64GB and 256GB models with pricing starting at $999.

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05:38
iOS 11 leaves iOS devices more vulnerable to edge-...

Changes to the way that Apple protects encrypted iOS backups leave devices more vulnerable to certain types of attack, says ElcomSoft, a Russian company used by law enforcement agencies and others to access iPhones. However, it only applies if the attacker has physical access to the device and can crack the passcode.

The changes were deliberately introduced as part of iOS 11

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05:31
iPhone X US delivery time now down to one week (it...

Mikey Campbell, AppleInsider:

After a rocky start marked by a quick initial sellout and lingering supply issues, Apple is quickly catching up with iPhone X demand, with current U.S. delivery estimates pegging ship times at six business days.

I just checked and delivery now shows as December 11 (ten days from now). That’s still pretty good, and in plenty of time for gift-giving, if that’s your goal.

Even better, most models are showing available for pickup today. If you live near an Apple Store and an iPhone X is in your near future, check pickup availability for the model you crave. 64GB models are available today at most stores I checked, 256GB available at some, but far fewer.

∞ Read this on The Loop...

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05:12
Skim 1.4.31 - PDF reader and note-taker for...

Skim is a PDF reader and note-taker for OS X. It is designed to help you read and annotate scientific papers in PDF, but is also great for viewing any PDF file.

Skim includes many features and has a great user interface.



Version 1.4.31:

New

  • Preference to reload changed files automatically
  • Allow switching between full-screen and presentation modes on macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • New hidden preference to display page bounds in the menu bar

Fixed

  • Fix returning to position on macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • Fix some localizations
  • Fix preview tool tips for links and anchored notes



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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05:08
While Rumors Persist that Samsung is finalizing a...

A new report published this morning states that with interest in foldable and multiple pane smartphones gaining steam, leading display manufacturers such as Samsung and LG are putting a spur to the development of foldable displays. It is expected that a smartphone with this panel will be released as early as next year.

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05:00
Hex announces slick official Star Wars iPhone cases...

Hex has today announced a brand new lineup of official Star Wars cases for the iPhone X and 8/8 Plus and 7/7 Plus. The cases are all made from genuine leather and offered in the company’s “Snap” form factor as well as its folio wallet and zipper case styles.

more…

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05:00
Second Apple patent involves an AirPods wireless...

Apple has been granted a second patent (number 20170347182) for the upcoming AirPod case that will work with its AirPod charging system, due in early 2018.

It's rumored that Apple will sell the new AirPod case separately for $69 by the end of 2017. The AirPower is an Apple-designed wireless charging accessory coming in 2018, which offers a generous active charging area that will allow iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X customers to simultaneously charge up to three devices, including Apple Watch Series 3 and the new (optional) wireless charging case for AirPods. Pricing hasn’t been announced, but it’s expected to cost about $200.

The patent involves a case for a portable listening device (AirPods) that includes a rechargeable battery and a first and a second charging system. The first charging system is configured to charge the portable listening device and the second charging system is configured to wirelessly charge a portable electronic device positioned outside...

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04:30
Recosoft ships ID2Office 2018 for the Mac

Recosoft (www.recosoft.com) has released ID2Office 2018, the latest version of its InDesign to Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Apple Keynote conversion plug-in for Mac and Windows.

ID2Office converts InDesign files to common Office formats such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Apple Keynote while maintaining the layout fidelity. The latest version includes an enhanced layout-processing core, supports Adobe InDesign CC 2018, as well as adds support for macOS High Sierra and the APFS disk and volume format.

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04:30
Rowmote Pro turns an iOS device into a trackpad/...

Don’t want to fork out $129 for Apple’s Magic Trackpad 2? Have an iPad or iPhone? Don’t mind having (potentially) the world’s biggest trackpad for use with a desktop Mac? Then check out Rowmote Pro: Remote Control for Mac.

The $4.99 app wirelessly (via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi) turns your tablet or smartphone into a trackpad or a virtual keyboard with a plethora of commands. It can also be used as a wireless remote for controlling  iTunes, QuickTime, Keynote, Photo, Preview, Safari, Plex and lots of other apps. 

A single tap switches to the keyboard or trackpad mode. The latter provides true multitouch, so you can scroll with two fingers, right click, drag, pinch to zoom, and swipe with three or four fingers. Rowmote Pro’s proximity sensor support t automatically turns...

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04:23
Happy Hour Podcast 149 | Moving with HomeKit, Apple...

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss moving houses with HomeKit accessories, restarting a fitness routine with Apple Watch, Apple and Stanford’s new Apple Heart Study, the brand new Pixelmator Pro Mac app, macOS High Sierra’s terrible root vulnerability and quick fix, and the history of software bugs in recent and not-so-recent years.

9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, StitcherGoogle Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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04:17
Poll: IT execs ‘extremely concerned’ about apps...

Flexera (www.flexera.com), the company that’s “reimagining how software is bought, sold, managed and secured, has announced an IDG Research/Flexera CIO QuickPulse poll revealing that IT execs remain extremely concerned about the visibility of applications deployed in the cloud – specifically Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) implementations.  

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04:17
Poll: IT execs ‘extremely concerned’ about apps...

Flexera (www.flexera.com), the company that’s “reimagining how software is bought, sold, managed and secured, has announced an IDG Research/Flexera CIO QuickPulse poll revealing that IT execs remain extremely concerned about the visibility of applications deployed in the cloud – specifically Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) implementations.  

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04:15
Nearly 50% of U.S. broadband households use a...

New data from Parks Associates (www.parksassociates.com) shows that 49% of U.S. broadband households use a personal assistant through an app or dedicated device, which is a key use case for a voice-based user experience. Currently 10% of U.S. broadband households own a smart speaker with a personal assistant, such as an Amazon Echo or Google Home, notes the research group.

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04:15
Nearly 50% of U.S. broadband households use a...

New data from Parks Associates (www.parksassociates.com) shows that 49% of U.S. broadband households use a personal assistant through an app or dedicated device, which is a key use case for a voice-based user experience. Currently 10% of U.S. broadband households own a smart speaker with a personal assistant, such as an Amazon Echo or Google Home, notes the research group.

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04:00
Why a web browser is the wrong place to save your...

By Jeff Graber

For the average Internet user, security of passwords is often a secondary consideration, right after convenience. Most of us belong to so many different websites requiring passwords that we could never name them all, even if a gun were placed to our heads. 

Clicking that little “yes” button when our web browsers automatically ask us if we want to save our password is almost an automatic reflex reaction for some of us. But this practice is actually the worst possible method for keeping your passwords safe. Using a password management system provides infinitely more protection.

Who else has access to your computer?

 All that it takes to gain access to all of your passwords is a few seconds in front of your desktop or laptop computer. If you’re in the office and walk away for a quick meeting with the boss, a colleague in the next cubicle can simply slip into our seat and access all of your secret information...

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03:56
Global smartphone sales return to growth; Apple up 5...

Gartner predicted last month that global smartphone sales would return to growth next year, and its latest numbers show that this was actually achieved sooner than expected, in Q3 this year.

Global sales of smartphones to end users totaled 383 million units in the third quarter of 2017, a 3 percent increase over the same period in 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. All of the top five smartphone vendors achieved double-digit growth apart from Apple …

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Dec. 1, 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

ALiz Inspirations, a company focused on “spreading positive energy through the use of mobile technology,” has launched SendThanks. The free app offers users a combination of expressing gratitude on a global thankful feed as well as the opportunity to send an e-card to anyone through text or email – all within the same app.

macOS Apps/Updates

Recosoft has released ID2Office 2018, the latest version of its InDesign to Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Apple Keynote conversion plug-in for Mac and Windows. 

ID2Office converts InDesign files to...

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03:15
FDA approves first EKG reader for Apple Watch

The FDA has just cleared the first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch. AliveCor’s KardiaBand electrocardiogram (EKG) reader functions as a sensor that pairs with an app and can detect abnormal heart rhythm and atrial fibrillation (AFib). The user touches the sensor, which snaps into a slot on the watch’s band, to get an EKG reading in 30 seconds. The recording can then be sent to a doctor.

The KardiaBand can then predict and analyze the user’s heart rate based on data from both sick and healthy users.

AliveCor’s CEO Vic Gundotra, formerly of Google, offered the following comments:

“Apple might be able to say ‘oh your heart rate is high’ …but what does that mean? Does that mean you should go to the hospital? And if you go to the hospital what are they going to do? Any doctor will say ‘ok come in, lets get an EKG reading. It’s not possible to diagnose atrial fibrillation without FDA clearance. That is a big, big play.”

Apple has an...

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03:07
Apple Reportedly Planning to Release Most Affordable...

Apple is "considering" releasing an updated low-cost 9.7-inch iPad next year with a starting price that's $70 cheaper than its existing equivalent, according to sources from upstream suppliers.

In March 2017, Apple released its most affordable iPad, a $329 entry-level 9.7-inch device with internal specs similar to the iPad Air 2, but with a thicker and heavier enclosure. According to DigiTimes, Apple's 2018 version of the 9.7-inch iPad could cost even less at around $259, in a bid to attract more demand from price-oriented consumers and maintain its current tablet shipments of 10 million units a quarter.

With the new device, the sources expect the tablet market to witness a new wave of price competition among first-tier players including Samsung Electronics, Amazon, Huawei and Lenovo.

The sources pointed out that Apple's new iPad may arrive in the second quarter of 2018 and in addition to...

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03:00
Comcast could be readying paid priority lanes should...

After years of promising that it won’t violate the principles of net neutrality, Comcast appears to be gearing up for an instance in which net neutrality laws could be revoked. The company’s stance has changed and while Comcast has stated that it has dropped its promise about not instituting paid prioritization.

The new policy now states that Comcast won’t “discriminate against lawful content” or impose “anti-competitive paid prioritization.” The change in wording suggests that Comcast may offer paid fast lanes to websites or other online services, such as video streaming providers, after the Federal Communications Commission eliminates the net neutrality rules next month.

Should net neutrality rules be eliminated, Comcast would have to decide whether any prioritization deal is anti-competitive before implementing it. FCC chairman Ajit Pac has argued that the Federal Trade Commission and other antitrust bodies would handle regulation in this area. Still, as such,...

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02:57
Apple may introduce an all-new Entry Level iPad in...

A new supply chain report today claims that Apple is considering a new inexpensive 9.7-inch iPad for the first half of 2018 priced at around ...

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02:33
Apple reportedly planning to release even cheaper 9....

In March this year, Apple introduced a $329 9.7-inch iPad for the first time. Digitimes reports today that the company could go even lower next year, with Apple apparently planning a new 9.7-inch iPad in the $259 price range.

The report says Apple wants to push this even cheaper tablet towards price conscious markets, such as industrial enterprise deployments as well as regular price-sensitive consumers.

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Thursday November 30

20:59
TunnelBear 3.5.0 - Subscription-based private...

TunnelBear is a subscription-based virtual private network (VPN) service and companion app, enabling you to browse the internet privately and securely.

Features

  • Browse privately - Secure your data and hide your IP address behind a bear.
  • Experience the Internet as if you’re in another country - A TunnelBear can "tunnel" you around censorship and blocked sites to another country of your choosing.
  • Zap creepy trackers - Block the website trackers (ads, analytics, scripts, social buttons) that track everything you and your family do online.
  • A TunnelBear is really, really simple - On. Off. On. Off. You get the idea.
  • TunnelBear comes in three subscription tiers:
    • Little: 500 MB per month; free
    • Giant: unlimited; $6.99/month
    • Grizzly: unlimited; $49.99/year

See...

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20:59
CloudApp 4.3.2 - Video screen recorder, GIF maker,...

CloudApp is an instant video and image sharing platform for professionals. CloudApp is the fastest way to capture and embed video, GIFs, screencasts, and marked-up images throughout business workflows (e.g., software development, design, customer success, support, sales, marketing). CloudApp also make is super-quick and easy to share with others, whether you are a freelance designer, web developer, software engineer, customer service professional, or a startup founder. Every file you create is safely and securely stored in the cloud, and is accessible via our native Mac and Windows apps, or shareable on the web through unique, secure, and password-protected cl.ly short links.

CloudApp is available in three additional editions: Pro, Team, and...

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20:59
iFinance 4.3.5 - Comprehensively manage your...

iFinance allows you to keep track of your income and spending -- from your lunchbreak coffee to your new car -- in the most convenient and fastest way. Clearly arranged transaction lists of all your financial resources from your debit account to your credit card and cash show you exactly what you spend your money on - the first and most crucial step in getting your finances on-track. iFinance lets you know how your assets perform. Have it analyze your finances and the available charts and reports will show you instantly what your biggest spending items are and where there's potential for savings. The convenient budget feature helps you review your financial goals. How much money can you spend today if you want to stay within your budget? How much more income is needed to achieve your monthly goal?

It supports several different banking file formats, such as CSV, QIF, OFX, and mt940. Import your data by using one of these formats or retrieve your bank account...

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20:59
FotoMagico 5.5.3 - Powerful slideshow creator with...

FotoMagico lets you create professional slideshows from your photos and music with just a few, simple mouse clicks. It sports a very clean and intuitive yet powerful user interface. High image quality, fast performance, and user flexibility were some of the design goals for this application.

Features

  • Create the most spectacular slideshows
    • Scale, move, rotate, zoom or pan around your images to highlight that part that matters the most.
    • Your slides fit together perfectly with the new, gorgeous transitions.
    • Provide more meaning with subtle titles here and there.
  • Present a breathtaking show
    • Your slideshow uses the best possible resolution of your presentation device.
    • Use large displays, HDTV screens and other high resolution devices.
    • Even on a VGA projector, your photos will look better with FotoMagico.
  • Your audience will want to take it home
    • ...
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20:59
BetterTouchTool 2.318 - Customize multi-touch...

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

These gestures are customizable:

  • Magic Mouse:
    • Pinch in / out (zoom)
    • single-finger tap left
    • single-finger tap right
    • single-finger tap middle
    • single-finger tap
    • single-finger click middle
    • two-finger tap
    • two-finger click
    • two-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • two-finger tip tap left/right
    • three-finger tap
    • three-finger click
    • three-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • four-finger swipe up/down
    • four-finger click
    • TipTap left/right
  • Touchpad:
    • single-finger tap top-left
    • single-finger tap top-right
    • single-finger tap top-middle
    • single-finger tap bottom-left
    • single-finger tap bottom-right
    • single-...
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20:59
TeamViewer 13.0.5058 - Establish remote connections...

TeamViewer gives you remote control of any computer or Mac over the Internet within seconds, or can be used for online meetings. Find out why more than 200 million users trust TeamViewer!

Free for non-commercial users. Licensing terms for business users can be found here.



Version 13.0.5058:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.8.5 or later



Download Now]]>

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20:59
Firefox 57.0.1 - Fast, safe Web browser.

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

The Web, as it's meant to be experienced

Features

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



Version 57.0.1:

Fixed:

  • Fix a video color distortion issue on YouTube and other video sites with some AMD devices (bug 1417442)
  • Fix an issue with prefs.js when the profile path has non-ascii characters (bug 1420427...
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20:59
Vivaldi 1.13.1008.32 - An advanced browser made with...

Vivaldi is a browser for our friends.

In 1994, two programmers started working on a web browser. Our idea was to make a really fast browser, capable of running on limited hardware, keeping in mind that users are individuals with their own requirements and wishes. Opera was born. Our little piece of software gained traction, our group grew, and a community was created. We stayed close to our users and to our roots. We kept improving our software, based on our users feedback, as well as our own ideas on how to make a great browser. We innovated and we strove for excellence. Fast forward to 2015, the browser we once loved has changed its direction. Sadly, it is no longer serving its community of users and contributors who helped build the browser in the first place.

So we came to a natural conclusion:...

We must make a new browser. A browser for ourselves and a browser for our friends. A browser that is fast, but also a browser that is rich...

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20:59
Remotix 5.0.2 - Access all your computers from...

Remotix is a fast and powerful application to easily access multiple Macs (and PCs) from your own Mac.

Features

  • Complete Apple Screen Sharing support - including Mac OS X login, clipboard synchronization, Apple adaptive codec and multiple display configurations
  • Advanced RDP implementation with RD Gateway, clipboard sync, bidirectional sound, file system and printer redirection
  • Automatic Bonjour server discovery and network scanners makes it easy to find and connect to other machines
  • Complete SSH tunneling support with public-key and password authentication
  • Remotix Cloud - allows users to access all their computers from anywhere



Version 5.0.2:

  • Fixes for Cmd+Opt+Delete menu display
  • Added diffie-hellman-group-exchange-sha256 SSH key exchange method
  • Added HMAC-SHA-256, HMAC-SHA-512 support for SSH connections
  • macOS app settings storage bug...
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20:59
Backup and Sync 3.38.7642.3857 - File backup and...

Backup and Sync (was Google Drive) is a place where you can create, share, collaborate, and keep all of your stuff. Whether you're working with a friend on a joint research project, planning a wedding with your fiancé, or tracking a budget with roommates, you can do it in Drive. You can upload and access all of your files, including videos, photos, Google Docs, PDFs, and beyond.

Features

  • Create and collaborate. Google Docs is built right into Backup and Sync, so you can work with others in real time on documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Once you choose to share content with others, you can add and reply to comments on anything (PDF, image, video file, etc.) and receive notifications when other people comment on shared items.
  • Store everything safely and access it anywhere (especially while on the go). All your stuff is just... there. You can access your stuff from anywhere--on the Web, in your...
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19:25
iPhone X Shipping Estimates Improve to Under One...

Shipping estimates for the iPhone X continue to improve, and in the United States, iPhone X models ordered today will arrive in just about a week.

Apple's online store in the U.S. is currently listing a delivery date of December 8 for all new iPhone X orders, meaning iPhone X orders will need to ship out in just a matter of days to meet that estimate.

The new under a week shipping estimates follow improved 1 to 2 week shipping estimates that were introduced on November 22.

iPhone X shipping estimates have also improved in Canada and multiple countries in Europe, while estimates are beginning to improve in Asia Pacific countries. The Canadian online store lists a shipping estimate of five business days, for example, while European stores list delivery dates of December 11. In Australia, New Zealand, and other countries, shipping estimates range from several days to two...

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19:16
PSA: iPhone X ship times improve to 1 week from...

iPhone X shipping estimates continue to improve rapidly from Apple. Following estimates dropping to 1-2 weeks last week, Apple today has refreshed estimates to show a common delivery date of December 8th, meaning you’ll get your device one week after you order…

more…

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18:53
iPhone X delivery times fall to within one week in US




After a rocky start marked by a quick initial sellout and lingering supply issues, Apple is quickly catching up with iPhone X demand, with current U.S. delivery estimates pegging ship times at six business days.

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16:37
Microsoft officially releases Edge browser for iOS,...

Microsoft today has officially released its Edge browser on iOS. The company first made the app available in beta last month, but it’s now available for everyone who fancies installing a Microsoft browser on their iPhone – but don’t expect iPhone X or iPad optimization.

more…

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16:36
Camera comparison: Apple's iPhone X vs. Samsung...




Both Apple's iPhone X and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 feature dual-lens rear cameras, but which one takes better photos? AppleInsider puts the two flagship smartphones to the test.

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16:00
Qualcomm files 3 new patent infringement cases...

Apple and Qualcomm’s legal battle continues to escalate. Qualcomm today announced that it is seeking an import ban on select variants of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X – Apple’s latest releases. The company has also filed three additional patent infringement lawsuits against Apple and says the company infringes on 16 patents…

more…

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15:25
Qualcomm Seeks Import Ban on AT&T and T-Mobile...

Qualcomm today announced that it has filed three new patent infringement claims against Apple, accusing the Cupertino company of violating a total of 16 Qualcomm patents with its most recent iPhones, including the iPhone X.

Most of the patents in question cover technologies like carrier aggregation, memory designs, and power management features that are designed help to reduce battery usage, but in one claim, Qualcomm says Apple is using a depth-based image enhancement technique for Portrait mode that violates a Qualcomm patent.

Qualcomm is also filing a new complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) concerning five of the patents, and it is asking the ITC to ban imports of iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X models that use chips from Intel, aka AT&T and T-Mobile devices in the United States.

The complaint with the...

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15:07
AWT News Update: November 30, 2017

A few interesting stories for you on this last day of November:

  • Apple releases yet another macOS update, this one to fix a bug introduced by yesterday's update
  • Taylor Swift fans should be happy to hear that they'll be able to stream the new "reputation" album starting at midnight tonight on Spotify and Apple Music. Yay.
  • Google Maps for iOS was updated today to take advantage of all the screen space on the iPhone X
  • The SiriusXM app for iOS now supports CarPlay, perfect for those who may not have a SiriusXM receiver in their vehicle

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

Text Version

This is...

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14:43
Apple's next NeXT: how buying Beats launched a...




When Apple announced it was acquiring Beats in 2014, lots of critics scoffed and some even suggested the purchase was evidence that Tim Cook was just grasping at straws, with a good measure of racist-tinged denigration of the value of LA-based music firm on the side. Why was the most valuable, competent and profitable tech company on earth prepared to spend $3 billion-- by far the most it had ever paid in an acquisition-- to get Beats?

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14:40
Vine cofounder reveals he’s working on a ‘follow-up...

Vine, the viral six-second video sharing app may be making a return, at least in some fashion. Don Hofmann, Vine cofounder and former CEO, announced in a series of tweets this afternoon that he is beginning work on a “follow-up” to the popular service, which Twitter acquired in 2012 and shut down last summer.

more…

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14:32
Qualcomm brandishes Palm patents against Apple,...




Qualcomm on Wednesday continued its legal assault against Apple with a pair of filings alleging infringement of in-house and purchased patents, including intellectual property developed by defunct portable device maker Palm.

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13:42
Project Redspace imagines an office-car for megacity...

New York is huge. 8.5 million people live in the Big Apple according to 2016 census data. It seems impressive until you realize that there are 15 megacities in China that blow New York away with populations over 10 million. All those humans in one ar...

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13:23
SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch has been pushed to next...

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket has been gearing up for its inaugural launch for quite some time, but multiple delays keep pushing that event later and later. The SpaceX team had most recently been shooting for a launch before the end of this year, but...

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13:17
Designer behind Halide explains why you might enjoy...

Sebastiaan de With, the designer behind Halide has dropped some knowledge today on just how RAW photography works with the iPhone. de With goes into explaining the advantages, and disadvantages, that come with RAW photography and why they matter.

more…

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13:01
Wirecutter's best deals: Save $70 on a Dell 27-...

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read their continuously updated list...

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12:59
SiriusXM comes to Apple CarPlay for easier control




Satellite radio service SiriusXM has updated its iOS app with support for CarPlay, offering an alternative to native dash interfaces, aftermarket receivers, or simply mounting an iPhone.

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12:47
Google Maps for iOS gets update with iPhone X support

Google has today released an update to is iOS Maps app that brings iPhone X support.

more…

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12:42
Google caters to the DIY crowd with an AI camera kit...

Google created its AIY Projects initiative -- "artificial intelligence yourself" -- to encourage developers and DIY enthusiasts to learn about artificial intelligence. The first project in the series, the ready-to-assemble Raspberry Pi-based AIY Voic...

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12:41
Google Maps app updated to fill iPhone X edge-to-...




One of the most popular applications on the iOS App Store now takes advantage of the edge-to-edge OLED display on the iPhone X, as Google Maps has been updated to accommodate Apple's flagship handset.

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12:26
Taylor Swift's 'reputation' arrives...




Taylor Swift's new album "reputation" has appeared on Apple Music and Spotify internationally, nearly three weeks after release -- with a U.S. release likely imminent.

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12:25
Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” album rolling out on...

Three weeks after hitting iTunes, Taylor Swift’s new album Reputation is starting to roll out on Apple Music. The Verge notes that both Apple Music and Spotify subscribers across the globe are already seeing the album appear on streaming services.

more…

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12:21
Marriott wants guests to save and share their shower...

Who doesn't get their best ideas in the middle of a shower? The Marriott hotel chain is piloting a new addition to customer rooms that lets them jot down notes on their shower door -- which can be digitally recorded and sent to guests later.

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12:13
Qualcomm Wastes no Time in Retaliating against Apple...

It was just yesterday that Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Sues Qualcomm over Two Snapdragon Processors that Infringe on their Intellectual Property. While Apple's lawsuit got the attention of the press, Qualcomm was busy filing yet another patent infringement lawsuit covering multiple patents in Southern California.

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12:03
Best Buy claims Google Home Max will be on sale...

The Google Home Mini might be 40 percent off right now, but if you'd rather have a Google smart speaker with a little more oomph you might not have to wait much longer. Mountain View's self-calibrating Home Max will be released on December 11th accor...

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12:02
The Problem With Source Code Escrow

My latest article is now available on Huffington Post. It goes a bit like this:

Source code is a collection of computer commands and comments written in a programming language, like Java, C or Swift. When compiled, the raw source code is then no longer human readable but runs very efficiently. Because compiled code isn’t easily disassembled, people cannot create their own versions of the software.

That Was Then…

Once upon a time, organizations needed a copy of source code, in case a software vendor went out of business. Software vendors didn’t want to give up source code, but no one can ever guarantee they won’t go out of business. So much like putting funds into an account in a real estate deal, this allowed organizations to trust that they could get access to source for mission critical apps in the event that the software vendor went under. I remember working with one such organization back in the 90s.

...

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11:54
Privacy Advocates and Devs Raise Concerns About...

Apple goes into great detail about the security of the Face ID facial recognition system built into the iPhone X in a security white paper and a support document, but relatively little has been said about the access that developers have to facial data captured by the TrueDepth camera, which has led privacy advocates and developers to express concerns about what apps can glean about you from your face.

A new piece from The Washington Post that includes commentary from both privacy experts and Apple itself explores the data third-party apps can access, echoing concerns previously brought up earlier this month.

Apps have...

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11:41
David Fincher's 'Mindhunter' will...

David Fincher's first show for Netflix may have run into serious trouble, but his second is faring better. The streaming service has renewed the serial killer drama Mindhunter (which is also produced by Charlize Theron) for a second season less than...

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11:34
Today's Deal: CloudApp Team Plan Lifetime...

CloudApp is used by over 2 million professionals to capture, annotate and share anything -- screenshots, GIFs, video recordings, and so on. It integrates with Slack, HipChat, KIRA, Zendesk, Github, and literally hundreds of other services to become part of your workflow. Well, now you can get. your team started with CloudApp with this lifetime subscription to the service for only $29.99! The CloudApp Team Plan Lifetime Subscription includes two seats, and is a great introduction to this powerful collaboration tool.

Used by many large corporations, CloudApp can:

  • Screen capture GIFs, HD screen recordings, & screenshots directly to a shareable link...
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11:33
Firefox 57.0.1 - Fast, safe Web browser.

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

The Web, as it's meant to be experienced

Features

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



Version 57.0.1:

Fixed:

  • Fix a video color distortion issue on YouTube and other video sites with some AMD devices (bug 1417442)
  • Fix an issue with prefs.js when the profile path has non-ascii characters (bug 1420427...
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11:24
Stream 61 hours of Orson Welles’ classic 1930s radio...

Most people only know of Orson Welles from his movies – Citizen Kane is arguably the greatest film of all time – but he started as a director of groundbreaking stage plays and radio dramas.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:24
Ireland's Finance Committee not Happy with...

Patently Apple posted a report earlier this month titled "Ireland stumbles and misses deadline to hire managers to manage Apple's Billions during their Tax Appeal Period." Today an Irish publlication reports that Apple's €13 billion won't be transferred until next year.

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11:23
First look: Apple's downtown Brooklyn store has...




New York City is not known for its peace and quiet, and downtown Brooklyn's Atlantic Terminal offers plenty of commotion both above and below ground. It's for that reason that Apple's latest flagship retail store was designed to minimize those distractions, with custom made floors and ceilings that dampen street noise and even cut down on ground vibrations.

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11:22
Backup and Sync 3.38.7642.3857 - File backup and...

Backup and Sync (was Google Drive) is a place where you can create, share, collaborate, and keep all of your stuff. Whether you're working with a friend on a joint research project, planning a wedding with your fiancé, or tracking a budget with roommates, you can do it in Drive. You can upload and access all of your files, including videos, photos, Google Docs, PDFs, and beyond.

Features

  • Create and collaborate. Google Docs is built right into Backup and Sync, so you can work with others in real time on documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Once you choose to share content with others, you can add and reply to comments on anything (PDF, image, video file, etc.) and receive notifications when other people comment on shared items.
  • Store everything safely and access it anywhere (especially while on the go). All your stuff is just... there. You can access your stuff from anywhere--on the Web, in your...
| Read more »
11:22
Stanford begins irregular heartbeat research using...

Back in September, Apple announced improvements for the heart monitoring features of its Watch. Specifically, Apple wanted the Watch to be able to detect atrial fibrillation (AFib), or irregular heartbeats, in its users, which often has no symptoms a...

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11:04
Essential Phone joins the portrait mode photo party

The Essential Phone's camera was one of its bigger weak spots at launch. A few months (and a handful of updates) later and things have gotten better. The latest patch adds a portrait mode along with an exposure compensation control. As Android Police...

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11:00
Vivaldi 1.13.1008.32 - An advanced browser made with...

Vivaldi is a browser for our friends.

In 1994, two programmers started working on a web browser. Our idea was to make a really fast browser, capable of running on limited hardware, keeping in mind that users are individuals with their own requirements and wishes. Opera was born. Our little piece of software gained traction, our group grew, and a community was created. We stayed close to our users and to our roots. We kept improving our software, based on our users feedback, as well as our own ideas on how to make a great browser. We innovated and we strove for excellence. Fast forward to 2015, the browser we once loved has changed its direction. Sadly, it is no longer serving its community of users and contributors who helped build the browser in the first place.

So we came to a natural conclusion:...

We must make a new browser. A browser for ourselves and a browser for our friends. A browser that is fast, but also a browser that is rich...

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10:59
Apple COO Jeff Williams on Apple Watch heart study...

Apple is continuing along a path that will take them to the Apple Watch becoming the preferred device for health monitoring.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:42
Control Hulu with your voice on Amazon's Fire...

Back in September, Amazon announced that its Video Skills Kit would open the doors to Alexa support for third-party video apps. Now, Hulu has announced that the video streaming app now works with Alexa voice commands.

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10:40
High Sierra Root Login Bug Was Mentioned on Apple...

John Gruber, reporting for DaringFireball: It's natural to speculate how a bug as egregious as the now-fixed High Sierra root login bug could escape notice for so long. It seems to have been there ever since High Sierra 10.3.0 shipped on September 25, and may have existed in the betas through the summer. One explanation is that logging in with the username "root" and a blank password is so bizarre that it's the sort of thing no one would think to try. More insidious though, is the notion that it might not have escaped notice prior to its widespread publicization yesterday -- but that the people who had heretofore discovered it kept it to themselves. This exploit was in fact posted to Apple's own support forums on November 13. It's a bizarre thread. The thread started back on June 8 when a user ran into a problem after installing the WWDC developer beta of High Sierra.

...

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10:31
About the security content of watchOS 2.2.2

This document describes the security content of watchOS 2.2.2.

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10:28
About the security content of tvOS 9.2.2

This document describes the security content of tvOS 9.2.2.

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10:21
Qualcomm hopes to ban Apple's iPhone X sales...

The legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm is even hotter than you might have thought -- so hot they were suing each other on the same day. While Apple was busy suing Qualcomm over Snapdragon chips on November 29th, Qualcomm was filing its own laws...

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10:16
BetterTouchTool 2.318 - Customize multi-touch...

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

These gestures are customizable:

  • Magic Mouse:
    • Pinch in / out (zoom)
    • single-finger tap left
    • single-finger tap right
    • single-finger tap middle
    • single-finger tap
    • single-finger click middle
    • two-finger tap
    • two-finger click
    • two-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • two-finger tip tap left/right
    • three-finger tap
    • three-finger click
    • three-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
    • four-finger swipe up/down
    • four-finger click
    • TipTap left/right
  • Touchpad:
    • single-finger tap top-left
    • single-finger tap top-right
    • single-finger tap top-middle
    • single-finger tap bottom-left
    • single-finger tap bottom-right
    • single-...
| Read more »
10:14
SiriusXM Radio for iOS now works with Apple CarPlay

SiriusXM Radio has released an update today to its iOS app with the major new feature being CarPlay support.

more…

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10:10
With new EKG monitor and Heart Study app, Apple...

We’ve all heard stories about how Apple Watch has helped people lose weight and get in shape, but two new initiatives could turn it into an essential, life-saving tool.

Back when Apple Watch Series 3 was announced in September, COO Jeff Williams talked about a new joint study with Stanford Medicine that will use Apple Watch to detect arrhythmia, or irregular heart rhythms, and notify users who may be experiencing atrial fibrillation (AFib). Now Apple is ready to open it up to the public via the Apple Heart Study app.

To read this article in full,...

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10:07
Remotix 5.0.2 - Access all your computers from...

Remotix is a fast and powerful application to easily access multiple Macs (and PCs) from your own Mac.

Features

  • Complete Apple Screen Sharing support - including Mac OS X login, clipboard synchronization, Apple adaptive codec and multiple display configurations
  • Advanced RDP implementation with RD Gateway, clipboard sync, bidirectional sound, file system and printer redirection
  • Automatic Bonjour server discovery and network scanners makes it easy to find and connect to other machines
  • Complete SSH tunneling support with public-key and password authentication
  • Remotix Cloud - allows users to access all their computers from anywhere



Version 5.0.2:

  • Fixes for Cmd+Opt+Delete menu display
  • Added diffie-hellman-group-exchange-sha256 SSH key exchange method
  • Added HMAC-SHA-256, HMAC-SHA-512 support for SSH connections
  • macOS app settings storage bug...
| Read more »
10:07
The iPhone Upgrade Program: A Year in Review

After one full cycle of living with Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program, Josh Centers shares what he loves and hates about the service.

 

Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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10:00
The best TVs and media streamers to give as gifts

Unless the person on your list already owns a smart TV, media streamers are almost fool-proof as far as gift ideas go, and they're reasonably affordable too. We put several in our holiday gift guide, including the Apple TV 4K at the high end and the...

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09:54
iPhone 2018 rumors: Apple is working on its own...

Updated 11/30/17: Apple is said to be developing its own power management chips, which may start appearing in iOS devices in 2018.

It’s not enough that the new iPhone X is only a month or so old; rumors about next year’s iPhone are already starting to fly. We’ll keep track of what’s been said and what seems fesible in this article so you can keep up with the latest iPhone gossip.

What’s the latest?

A report in Nikkei Asian Review claims that Apple is working on its own power management chips for iOS devices, which it will start integrating into iOS devices in 2018. 

To read...

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09:51
FiftyThree launches overhauled Paper sketching app,...

Paper by FiftyThree has long been one of the most approachable sketching apps on iPad and iPhone, and version 4.0 is a major update that further enhances the experience. The makers of Paper are also launching a brand new app today called Paste. Available for both iPhone and iPad, this new app is built for teams and enables collaborative presentation building.

more…

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09:48
Lowest prices anywhere: Top of the line 15"...




Cyber Week deals continue with exclusive discounts on Apple's current 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros. Save $200 on a premium 13" Touch Bar with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage -- or take advantage of $250 off the 1TB 15" MBP with a Radeon 560. Apple's upgraded 27" iMac 5K is also $2,179 with coupon.

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09:45
Apple Watch Market Share Declined Over Summer as...

Apple Watch was the world's most popular smartwatch by a significant margin last quarter, but its market share declined over the summer, according to data shared with MacRumors by research firm IDC.

Whereas the Apple Watch represented just under half of all smartwatches shipped in the second quarter with 49.6 percent market share, the device had an estimated 41 percent market share in the third quarter. In other words, four out of every 10 smartwatches shipped last quarter were Apple Watches.

Apple Watch shipments totaled an estimated 2.7 million units in the July-September period, down from 3.4 million units in the prior quarter.

Worldwide smartwatch shipments in Q3 2017 via IDC. Units reflected in millions.

Apple Watch shipments were likely affected by seasonality, as the summer is traditionally a slower sales period for Apple. Also, some...

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09:38
Toyota's FT-AC concept is an Instagram-ready...

If you've ever thought, "I'd really like to be able to record all my drives both on-road and off," the Toyota FT-AC (Future Toyota Adventure Concept)crossover is the vehicle for you. With detachable infrared cameras on the side mirrors that record yo...

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 13″ MacBook Air 256GB $920,...

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09:27
Apple Pushes Updates to Block the Root Vulnerability...

Less than 24 hours after the news about the root vulnerability bug broke on Twitter, Apple has pushed Security Update 2017-001 to address it on all Macs running macOS 10.13 High Sierra. If it hasn’t already installed itself on your Macs, we recommend installing it immediately.

 

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09:19
Congressman receives death threat over net neutrality

The FCC is set to vote on its plan to remove net neutrality protections on December 14th and as that day gets closer, things are getting heated. A 28-year-old Syracuse man is now facing federal charges for a call he allegedly made to Representative J...

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09:17
Apple Pay expands with dozens of US banks &...




Apple has updated its roster of Apple Pay card issuers with close to 40 more U.S. institutions. In Hong Kong, meanwhile, the platform now has more card options for existing banks.

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09:07
CARROT Weather app update brings all new UI,...

CARROT Weather has released a new update today that includes some major changes for its Apple Watch app along with some new features for iPhone and iPad.

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09:00
Google lets developers find 3D assets without...

Google recently unveiled Poly to give VR and AR developers an easy way to find 3D assets for their virtual worlds. Now, it has introduced Poly API to help developers work with and discover those assets directly in virtual reality. "It's just so much...

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08:59
New in November—save time, stay secure, and do more

Today’s post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team.

Earlier this month, we announced the worldwide availability of Microsoft 365 Business, a purpose-built productivity and management solution for small and medium-sized businesses. We also introduced Microsoft Connections, Microsoft Listings, Microsoft Invoicing, and the Office 365 Business Center in the U.S., U.K., and Canada to help small businesses empower their employees and unlock growth and innovation.

Additional new Office 365 features this month focus on enhancing organizational productivity and simplifying business processes while maintaining a secure and...

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08:52
Microsoft's Edge browser for iOS exits preview...




Microsoft released its Edge mobile web browser for iOS on Thursday following a brief preview period, with the new browser aiming to provide Windows 10 users a 'continuous browsing experience' between their desktop and their iPhone or iPad.

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08:30
Can't wait for AirPower? The Funxim Charging...

Many of us who own both newer iPhones and Apple Watches were thrilled to see Apple's reveal of the AirPower charging mat, but disappointed to see that we'd have to wait until 2018 to actually get one of the cool devices. Now there's a Kickstarter campaign for a charging pad that provides much of the functionality of the AirPower at a fraction of the cost. The Funxim Charging Pad ($29, campaign has reached its funding goal) can charge both an iPhone 8/8 Plus/X and an Apple Watch at the same time just by laying the devices on the pad.

The design is actually quite simple, but it does have some limitations. The Funxim Charging Pad is actually a Qi-compatible iPhone charger with an Apple Watch charging puck embedded in it. In other words, you can place the iPhone pretty much anywhere on the pad, but you have to place the Apple Watch...

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08:22
FotoMagico 5.5.3 - Powerful slideshow creator with...

FotoMagico lets you create professional slideshows from your photos and music with just a few, simple mouse clicks. It sports a very clean and intuitive yet powerful user interface. High image quality, fast performance, and user flexibility were some of the design goals for this application.

Features

  • Create the most spectacular slideshows
    • Scale, move, rotate, zoom or pan around your images to highlight that part that matters the most.
    • Your slides fit together perfectly with the new, gorgeous transitions.
    • Provide more meaning with subtle titles here and there.
  • Present a breathtaking show
    • Your slideshow uses the best possible resolution of your presentation device.
    • Use large displays, HDTV screens and other high resolution devices.
    • Even on a VGA projector, your photos will look better with FotoMagico.
  • Your audience will want to take it home
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08:18
BioTelemetry Partners with Apple to Provide Cardiac...

BioTelemetry, the leading mobile and wireless medical technology company focused on the delivery of health information to improve quality of life and reduce cost of care, announced today a partnership with Apple ...

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07:51
Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV beta testing by...




New reports are circulating that the long-awaited Amazon Prime Video app for the Apple TV is being evaluated by Amazon employees -- but several rumored release dates have come and gone, and neither Apple nor Amazon are saying anything about it.

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07:45
The Periodic Table of elements, in pictures and words

Keith Enevoldsen:

This pictorial periodic table is colorful, fun, and packed with information. In addition to the element’s name, symbol, and atomic number, each element box has a drawing of one of the element’s main human uses or natural occurrences. The table is color-coded to show the chemical groupings. Small symbols pack in additional information: solid/liquid/gas, color of element, common in the human body, common in the earth’s crust, magnetic metals, noble metals, radioactive, and rare or never found in nature.

This is really cool. I used to know all of the elements (had to learn/memorize them in school) but we were never taught what some of them do, why they are important or how we use them. This illustration helps a

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07:38
Apple teams up with Stanford Medicine for a study to...

Apple has launched the Apple Heart Study app, which is designed to facilitate research study using Apple Watch’s heart rate sensor to collect data on irregular heart rhythms and notify users who may be experiencing atrial fibrillation (AFib).

AFib, the leading cause of stroke, is responsible for approximately 130,000 deaths and 750,000 hospitalizations in the US every year. Many people don’t experience symptoms, so AFib often goes undiagnosed.

To calculate heart rate and rhythm, Apple Watch’s sensor uses green LED lights flashing hundreds of times per second and light-sensitive photodiodes to detect the amount of blood flowing through the wrist. The sensor’s unique optical design gathers signals from four distinct points on the wrist, and when combined with powerful software algorithms, Apple Watch isolates heart rhythms from other noise. The Apple Heart Study app uses...

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07:37
Another patent application for using the Apple...

A sizeable number of Apple Pencil fans have been waiting impatiently for iPhone support ever since Tim Cook apparently let slip that it was on the way …

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07:36
Apple Heart Study launched to identify irregular...

Apple has launched the Apple Heart Study app, which is designed to facilitate research study using Apple Watch’s heart rate sensor to collect data on irregular heart rhythms and notify users who may be experiencing atrial fibrillation (AFib).

AFib, the leading cause of stroke, is responsible for approximately 130,000 deaths and 750,000 hospitalizations in the US every year. Many people don’t experience symptoms, so AFib often goes undiagnosed.

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07:33
VLC Media Player 2.2.8 - Popular multimedia player.

VLC Media Player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, MP3, OGG, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.

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



Version 2.2.8:

  • [Demuxers] Fix AVI invalid pointer dereferences
  • Decoders
    • Fix flac heap write overflow on format change
    • Fix crash in libavcodec module (heap write out-of band) (CVE-2017-10699)
    • Fix infinite loop in sami subtitle
    • Fix AAC 7.1 channels detection
  • Demuxers
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    • Fix AVI read/write overflow
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07:33
Rumor of Apple Developing its own Power Management...

Earlier this month Patently Apple posted a report titled "Great Interview with Apple's SVP Hardware Technologies covers the Bionic A11 Chip, PrimeSense's Face ID and much more." The report noted that in recent years, Apple has been getting more ambitious when it comes to in-house chip design and today we're learning that Apple is designing a new power management chip that could eliminate their supplier Dialog Semi

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07:30
Apple adds indoor maps for airports in Berlin,...




Apple has added detailed indoor coverage to several European airports in Apple Maps, including Berlin's Tegel and Schoenefeld, London's Heathrow and Gatwick, Amsterdam's Schiphol, and Geneva in Switzerland.

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07:30
Best train trips in the world

Like many people, I love trains but they aren’t the most efficient form of travel. If I had all the time and money in the world (many of these trips are not cheap), I’d definitely travel by train.

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07:29
FDA clears the first medical device accessory for...

AliveCor, which specializes in FDA-cleared personal electrocardiogram (EKG) technology, has announced FDA clearance of its $199 KardiaBand in the U.S.

It allows Apple Watch users to capture their EKG anytime, anywhere in order to quickly detect normal sinus heart rhythms and atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common heart arrhythmia. The first FDA-cleared medical device accessory for Apple’s smartwatch, KardiaBand can record an EKG in 30 seconds with just a touch of its integrated sensor, according to AliveCor CEO Vic Gundotra. Results from the Kardia App are displayed on the face of Apple Watch.

AliveCor is also introducing SmartRhythm, a new feature within the Kardia app for the Apple Watch. It uses artificial intelligence in concert with inputs from Apple Watch's heart rate and activity sensors to continuously evaluate the correlation between heart activity and physical activity. When SmartRhythm detects that...

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07:23
iPhones prevail over Android in smartphone...

Each quarter, mobile experts compare the features and performance of iOS and Android smartphones. In the third quarter of 2017, Apple's iPhones came out victorious in the battle, with the Android device failure rate (30%) being nearly double that of the iOS device failure rate (16%), according to the Q3 2017 State of Mobile Device Performance and Health report released by Blancco Technology.

Both Android and iOS devices have seen their failure rates increase quarter-over-quarter. In quarter two (Q2) of 2017, for example, the failure rate for iOS devices worldwide was 12%. This has since increased to 16% in Q3 2017, according to Blancco, , which specializes in data erasure and mobile device diagnostics.. Android devices have experienced a similar struggle, with the failure rate worldwide jumping from 25% in Q2 2017 to 30% in Q3 2017. Key...

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07:15
The history of cartography

Even though I’m directionally challenged, I love maps, especially ancient ones. While this is not a light read, check it out for the map illustrations alone.

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