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Thursday November 9

04:06
LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign Addresses Apple...

Zevrix Solutions has announced LinkOptimizer 5.2.2, a maintenance update to company's workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign.

LinkOptimizer lets users automatically scale and crop images to their InDesign dimensions at specified target resolution, convert image formats, adjust colors and more. The new version addressed a macOS security bug that invoked app translocation for no reason, which prevented LinkOptimizer from recognizing the version of InDesign the plug-in was installed with.

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04:01
After Slack-like chat features, Skype now adding...

Skype seems to be having a little difficulty at present figuring out whether it wants to be a business service or a consumer one. After recently adding Slack-like notifications, mentions and more, it is now adding Snapchat-style photo filters.

As seems obligatory for app updates these days, the filters claim to be AI-powered …

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04:00
How to use a keyboard shortcut for display mirroring...

If you use an external display with your Mac laptop, you can use Command-F1 to turn display mirroring on and off in macOS High Sierra.  Display mirroring is when your external monitor and laptop display show the same screen.

If you need to temporarily see your Dock or your open windows on both displays, Command-F1 lets you accomplish this. It’s a shortcut to the System Preferences > Displays > Arrangement > Mirror Displays command.

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03:37
Apple's iPhone 8 Plus with its Dual Lens Camera...

According to a new analytical report today, Apple’s iPhone 7 was the world’s best-shipping smartphone in Q3 2017, with 13.0 million units shipped. The iPhone 6s was a distant second, after an uptick that resulted in 7.9 million shipments. More interesting is the fact that the iPhone Plus ...

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Nov. 9, 2017

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

macOS Apps/Updates

AKVIS has released AKVIS Sketch Video 3.1 an update of the After Effects and Premiere Pro plugin for converting videos into animated cartoons, both black and white and color. The new version provides full compatibility with Premiere Pro CC 2018 and After Effects CC 2018.

AKVIS Sketch Video offers two drawing styles: Classic and Artistic, each with a number of ready-to-use presets for 4K, HD, and SD video formats. The Classic style produces contour lines; the Artistic style imitates hand-drawn animation. Both styles offer a variety of

AKVIS Sketch Video requires macOS 10l7 and higher. It costs $69 for the home version and $99 for the pro edition....

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03:27
Recommended reading: ‘Learn Java the Easy Way’

"Learn Java the Easy Way” (https://www.nostarch.com/learnjava) is one of the latest programming books from No Starch Press. Used on more than 3 billion devices, Java is the world’s most popular programming language, and Learn Java the Easy Way is a great introduction to get started coding with it.

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03:26
ABI Research adds 40 more companies to its AR/MR...

With the augmented reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) market continuing to scale up quickly, ABI Research (www.abiresearch.com) has added 40 companies to its AR and MR ecosystem tracker. Growth is spreading globally, but China is showing a significant uptick in activity. In fact, of the 40 AR/MR companies added into ABI Research's Market Tracker, 25% are Chinese companies.

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03:15
Rumor: Apple working on augmented reality headset...

It looks like Apple may be betting on an augmented reality headset.

The company is said to be working to have the technology ready for an augmented-reality headset in 2019 and could ship a product as early as 2020.

Unlike the current generation of virtual reality headsets that use a smartphone as the engine and screen, Apple’s device will have its own display and run on a new chip and operating system, according to sources close to the story. The development timeline is very aggressive and could still change, said the people, who requested anonymity to speak freely about a private matter.

Apple CEO Tim Cook, who has stated that augmented reality is less isolating than virtual reality and as potentially revolutionary as the smartphone, has stated that “We’re already seeing things that will transform the way you work, play, connect and learn. Put simply, we believe AR is going to change the way we use technology forever.”

Apple itself has declined to...

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03:00
Warby Parker’s Glasses app for iOS uses iPhone X...

Ok, this is pretty neat.

Even if the iPhone X has been out for less than a week, a few apps are already taking advantage of the handset’s face mapping technology.

In the case of glasses retailer Warby Parker, the company is combining its app with the iPhone X’s camera to take maps of people’s faces, and use that data to recommend styles of glasses that will best fit your face. This goes a step beyond the digital try on system the company had previously offered, which made an effort to place a virtual pair of glasses on the user’s face to let them see how they might look.

The new feature is available on the Warby Parker Glasses app on iOS now, although it should go without saying that you’ll need an iPhone X to take advantage of it.

The Glasses app requires iOS 10.0 or later to install and run.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

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03:00
Apple prepares for its biggest holiday season ever

Last week, Apple announced its biggest fiscal fourth quarter ever, with the promise of an even bigger holiday quarter to come. The three months encompassing holiday shopping—October through December—are always Apple’s biggest of the year, generating a third of the company’s overall revenue.

Apple delivered an early Christmas present to analysts last week when it provided guidance that it expected the holiday quarter to be an all-time record for Apple, with revenue between $84 and $87 billion. (To put that in perspective, that’s 11 percent higher revenue than the previous year’s holiday quarter.)

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03:00
Media streamer upgrade guide

How to decide if you should replace your Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, or Roku—or stick with what you have.

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02:42
Apple Globally Expands 'Everyone Can Code...

Earlier today Apple announced the global expansion of its Everyone Can Code initiative to more than 20 colleges and universities outside of the US. These schools will now offer the App Development with Swift Curriculum, a full-year course designed by Apple engineers and educators to teach coding and app design to students of all levels and backgrounds. RMIT University, Australia’s largest higher education institution, is one of the broadest international deployments of the App Development with Swift Curriculum to date.

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Wednesday November 8

20:59
iFinance 4.3.3 - 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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20:12
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19:59
Apple Park Visitor Center set to open to the public...

One of the highlights of going to Macworld Expo each year in San Francisco was our drive to Cupertino to the Apple Employee Store to see what kind of cool swag we could score. I hope the new Visitor Center is just as exciting.

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19:28
WiFiSpoof 3.0.5 - Change your WiFi MAC address.

WiFiSpoof quickly and easily allows you to change your WiFi MAC address via hot-key or the system menu bar.



Version 3.0.5:

  • Fixed an issue where connected Network may not show on startup
  • French localization correction



  • OS X 10.11 or later



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18:49
Apple brings ‘Everyone Can Code’ curriculum to over...

Apple today announced that it is expanding its “Everyone Can Code” intititave to a new round of universities around the world. In a press release, the company revealed that the program is now available at more than 20 new colleges and universities, including Australia’s RMIT…

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18:15
Report: Snapchat redesign coming on December 4 w/...

Snapchat yesterday teased a “disruptive” update coming soon to its iOS application, and just a day later, additional details of that redesign have emerged. According to Business Insider, Snap currently plans to rollout out the new application on December 4th with a host of changes…

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17:54
Apple brings Everyone Can Code program to over 20...




Apple on Wednesday announced that its Everyone Can Code initiative is expanding to more than 20 colleges and universities beyond U.S. borders, allowing students to pursue the company's App Development With Swift curriculum in a full-year course.

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17:30
Apple Expands 'Everyone Can Code'...

Apple today announced that its "Everyone Can Code" initiative is being expanded to more than 20 colleges and universities outside of the United States. RMIT in Australia, Mercantec in Denmark, Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen in the Netherlands, Unitec Institute of Technology in New Zealand, and Plymouth University in the UK are some of the schools that will teach Apple coding classes.

All participating schools will offer Apple's App Development with Swift Curriculum, which is a full-year coding course designed by Apple engineers and educators. The course aims to teach students how to code and design apps for the App Store, and it is open to students of all levels and backgrounds.

"We launched the Everyone Can Code initiative less than a year ago with the ambitious goal of offering instruction in coding to as many people as possible. Our program has been incredibly popular among US schools and colleges, and today...

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16:53
Apple Park Visitor Center to see Nov. 17 grand...




The recently-completed Visitor Center for Apple Park will open to the public on Nov. 17, signage and internal emails revealed on Wednesday.

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16:50
With Apple's new iPhone X Design being a Smash...

Now that Apple's iPhone X has been released and has already broken the record for the largest single product launch in the company's history, the rumors now switch to the next generation iPad taking on some of the Xs features to keep the buzz going and have iDevices keep a certain design continuity.

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16:49
Apple to hold Apple Park Visitor Center grand...

Apple Park’s Visitor Center now has an opening date. According to a sign posted at the building shared on Twitter, the new Visitor Center will officially open on November 17th, while employees and other Cupertino residents have been invited to the grand opening event…

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16:18
Video: Apple's iPhone X speakers sound off...




Despite sharing many features under the hood, the iPhone X's speakers appear to be more powerful than what you'll hear on the iPhone 8 Plus.

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16:17
Video: Apple's iPhone X speakers vs. Samsung...




The iPhone X's stereo speakers give it a clear advantage in built-in audio over Samsung's latest flagship smartphone.

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16:11
Aluminum foil can actually improve your wireless...

If you've ever thought of resorting to aluminum foil to redirect your home's poor WiFi signal, it turns out you're not actually that far off the mark. EurekAlert reported today that researchers at Dartmouth College have discovered that 3D printed sig...

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16:05
Apple Park Visitor Center Set to Open to the Public...

The Visitor Center at Apple's new Apple Park campus will open to the public on Friday, November 17, according to an internal email that Apple sent out to employees today.

The date is also listed on a sign at Apple Park that was shared today on Twitter, but the sign does not offer up a specific time for the event.

According to our source, the Apple Park Visitor Center features a gift shop with Apple-branded items available for purchase, much like the store at One Infinite Loop, but it does not have a full Apple Store and will not stock devices like the iPhone X.

Prior to the November 17 grand opening, Apple is inviting Cupertino residents who live near the Apple Park campus to preview the Visitor Center on Thursday, November 16. Residents can visit Apple Park from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with a photo ID confirming a nearby address required for entry.

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16:04
Apple's Final Cut Pro X, Swift among the top 20...




Freelancer site Upwork published a listing of the top twenty fastest growing skills of the more than 5,000 it tracks. The list cited Apple's Final Cut Pro X, Swift and Objective-C, along with nod toward new technologies in iOS 11, including Augmented Reality and Machine Learning.

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15:48
PSA: Apple is currently sold out of refurbished...

Last year, Apple started selling refurbished iPhone models through its online store for the first time. This offered customers the chance to get an unlocked device at a slightly lower price point than normal.

A year to the day later, Apple is seemingly sold out of refurbished iPhones, but they’re still readily available elsewhere at even better prices…

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15:48
FBI said to have missed opportunity to unlock Texas...




In the first 48 hours after Devin Kelley opened fire at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing 26 people, neither the FBI nor other law enforcement agencies asked for Apple's help in unlocking Kelley's iPhone or linked accounts -- possibly missing a critical opportunity, according to one report.

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15:06
Apple's iOS 11 is now on 52% of iDevices around...

Last year the iOS 10 adoption rate hit 55% of device after 2.5 weeks on the market. This year Apple's adoption rate has hit 52% but the iPhone X has only been on the market since last Friday. By the time the 2.5 week point comes around, iOS 11 is likely to easily surpass that mark.

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15:04
PSVR's latest demo disc is a free download on...

If your PlayStation VR has been collecting dust for awhile, Sony might have a few reasons for you to jack back in. Starting today, the contents of the demo disc that comes with new PSVR bundles are up for grabs on the PlayStation Store for free. Head...

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14:57
AWT News Update: November 8, 2017

2018 iPad Pro concept render by Benjamin Geskin

Cloning APFS drives, looking at purchase history on iOS, bezel-less Face ID iPad Pros, using the iPhone X to see what glasses look good on you, and iOS 11 adoption rates all make the news on this pleasant autumn day...

  • Beloved backup/clone app SuperDuper! receives an update to make it compatible with macOS High Sierra and APFS
  • It's now possible to look up a complete history of iTunes/App Store purchases on an iOS device
  • Bloomberg and KGI agree: the iPad Pro line will be updated next year with Face ID, no bezel and no home button
  • Warby Parker's app now measures your face if you have an iPhone X, then suggests what glasses might look good on you
  • Adoption of iOS 11 has climbed over 50%

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14:52
Apple updates Workflow with iOS 11 & iPhone X...




Apple on Wednesday updated its Workflow automation app for the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch with optimizations for the iPhone X, as well as support for various iOS 11 features.

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14:35
Report: The FBI may have made a crucial mistake in...

Update: Apple has issued a full statement on the device used by the Texas shooter:

We were shocked and saddened by the violence in Texas last Sunday, and we join the world in grieving for the families and community that lost so many loved ones.

Our team immediately reached out to the FBI after learning from their press conference on Tuesday that investigators were trying to access a mobile phone. We offered assistance and said we would expedite our response to any legal process they send us.

We work with law enforcement every day. We offer training to thousands of agents so they can understand our devices and how they can quickly request information from Apple.

A new report from...

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14:29
Microsoft adds AI-powered LinkedIn resume assistant...

We're starting to see more results from Microsoft acquiring LinkedIn last year, like the new employment information features brought over to Outlook.com members. Now the company that build Office is bringing AI to your job search with a new LinkedIn-...

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14:18
Apple Snaps up a Drama Series with Reese Witherspoon...

Back in early September Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple in Talks with Iconic Movie Studio behind such Films as The Matrix and others," wherein we mentioned that one of the high-profile dramas that Apple was vying for was a high-profile drama starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, set on a morning TV chat show. We're now learning that Apple has secured this series ...

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14:12
iPhone & iPad users get direct access to iTunes...




People with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch can now check their purchases from the iTunes Store and App Store without having to open iTunes on a Mac or Windows PC, according to a new Apple support document.

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14:08
Google's Voice Experiments harness the power of...

Google already has technological showcases for Chrome, neural networks and other technologies, so why not demonstrate what Assistant can do? Sure enough, it's doing just that. Its newly launched Voice Experiments site highlights projects that use Ass...

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13:49
Niantic follows up 'Pokemon Go' with...




Game developer Niantic's follow-up to the popular 'Pokemon Go' could end up being a similar game but within a different major franchise, with 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' being prepared for launch sometime in 2018, complete with augmented reality and travel-based gameplay elements.

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13:47
Ford will build EVs with Chinese automaker in $765...

Over the last few months, China has been making plans and deals to wean its country's cars off fossil fuels. In July, Daimler agreed to pair up with Chinese automaker BAIC to invest $735 million in EV infrastructure. Ford just entered its own venture...

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13:40
Apple Pay Cash Preview: A Look at Apple's New...

Apple Pay Cash, Apple's promised peer-to-peer payments service, is finally here. As of yesterday, U.S. public beta testers and developers running the latest beta of iOS 11.2 are able to use the Apple Pay Cash feature ahead of its official release.

With Apple Pay Cash now available for testing, we thought we'd take a close look at the new feature to see just how it works. As it turns out, Apple Pay Cash is dead simple to use, but there are many hidden details about the feature you'll want to know.

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Apple Pay Cash is designed to let you transfer money to and from family, friends, and co-workers. If, for example, a co-worker picks up a coffee for you on the way to work and you want to reimburse them, Apple Pay Cash is the perfect...

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13:33
You can now view detailed App Store and iTunes...

Apple today is making it easier for users to view purchase history directly from their iOS devices. The company revealed in an updated support document today that you can now view your App Store and iTunes purchase history in the Settings app on iOS…

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13:28
New gene therapy technique saves boy's life by...

A young boy with a rare genetic skin disorder is alive and well two years after an experimental gene therapy technique was used to grow and replace nine square feet of his skin. The paper, just published in the journal Nature, describes how doctors i...

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13:20
Bezel-less iPad Pro renders envision what Apple...

On the heels of a new report today about what we’re likely to see from Apple’s 2018 iPad Pro release, Benjamin Geskin has shared a set of new renders imagining what a mostly bezel-less iPad Pro with Face ID might look like.

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13:16
∞ iPhone X follow-up thoughts

I mentioned when I wrote my iPhone X first look last week that I would follow-up with some more thoughts once I’ve had a chance to use the phone for a little while. Well, here it is. […]

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13:09
A SpaceX rocket engine exploded during a '...

SpaceX was testing a rocket engine on Sunday when it exploded, and now the aerospace company is trying to figure out what happened. The incident happened at a company site in Texas, and SpaceX reported no injuries and doesn't expect that the accident...

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12:50
Google shows more publisher info in search amid fake...

Google's approach to combatting fake news divides pretty cleanly between overt tactics and less obvious methods. Today's announcement falls into the latter camp. Now when you search for a publication by name, cards will populate with all kinds of inf...

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12:29
Visa swaps payment cards for NFC gloves at the...

Visa is very fond of showing off its tap-to-pay technology at the Olympics, and that's truer than ever with the 2018 Winter Olympics around the corner. The payment giant is selling a trio of NFC-equipped gadgets to help you shop at the PyeongChang g...

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12:27
Apple's AR headset: Rounding up the rumors...




The latest rumors of an in-development augmented reality headset from Apple are the latest in a long line of speculative reports attempting to determine the company's longterm AR intentions. Earlier patent applications and acquisitions seemingly indicate that the iPhone maker already has most of the parts in place to pull off the head-mounted display -- once technology catches up.

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12:16
Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon morning show...

Not generally a fan of hour-long dramas but I love Aniston and will watch just to see her back on TV.

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12:08
AT&T may have to sell major assets to appease...

Last year, AT&T announced that it was going to acquire Time Warner, a deal that was initially expected to clear by the end of this year with little to no regulatory hurdles. However, last week, reports surfaced that the US Department of Justice (...

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12:07
Jennifer Aniston & Reese Witherspoon drama,...




Apple's drive for unique video is heating up, with a new morning show-related drama starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon reportedly being green-lit, plus a "go-ahead" from Apple for Drake to produce whatever shows or movies the musician wants.

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11:58
Report: iPad redesign in 2018 will bring slim bezels...

Apple is all-in on Face ID. It’s going to take some time for the manufacturing volume to scale up to the point where it can be on all Apple products, but the iPhone X is definitely not a one-off.

That’s the takeaway from the latest out of Mark Gurman and Alex Webb at Bloomberg. Their report claims that at least one model of iPad—roughly the size of the current 10.5-inch iPad Pro—will enjoy a redesign in 2018. 

What might this redesign look like? The report gives only a few details. You can expect slimmer bezels and no Home button. You should not expect an OLED display like that in the iPhone X, however. That's not really a surprise, as an OLED display of that size would balloon costs, and Apple is unlikely to give up the 120Hz variable refresh rate ProMotion technology in its premium iPad.

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11:50
iFixit’s internal iPhone X wallpapers are made more...

iFixit’s teardown of the iPhone X this year revealed Apple’s new unique approach to the layout of the device’s components. Now, as iFixit is wrapping up its iPhone X teardown work, the last thing on its list was to share some cool internal wallpapers.

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11:50
Apple adds Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon...

Apple has bought two seasons of a new TV series that will star Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. The purchase is part of Apple’s push into owning original content and building out a streaming video service to compete with Netflix and HBO.

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11:48
Apple scoops up Jennifer Aniston and Reese...

Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon’s dramatic series exploring the behind-the-scenes action of daily morning shows and its players, has officially been ordered to series by Apple for two seasons, reports Entertainment Weekly. Witherspoon and Aniston will both star in and executive-produce the untitled project.

JB Lacroix/WireImage; John Shearer/WireImage

According to EW, the drama will be executive-produced by Media Res’ Michael Ellenberg, who previously worked on The Leftovers, with Jay Carson (House of Cards) serving as writer and showrunner. Brian Stelter, host of CNN’s Sunday morning program Reliable Sources and author of Top of the Morning, will consult on the series.

Apple is also planning a reboot of Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories as one of its first series in its foray...

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11:47
Apple lands TV drama from Jennifer Aniston and Reese...

Apple's commitment to big-name original shows may go well, well beyond its Steven Spielberg anthology. Both Deadline and Recode sources have heard that Apple has secured the rights to a drama series created by and starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese...

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11:34
Kanye West may be working on a streaming service...

Yeezy and Jay Z haven't had the most comfortable of relationships lately. Kanye West terminated his exclusivity deal with Tidal a few months back, apparently because of the $3 million bucks West says the streaming service owes him for bringing in 1.5...

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11:29
Apple Developing TV Show Starring Reese Witherspoon...

Apple is developing a new TV show that will star Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Described as a "morning show drama," the series will star Witherspoon and Aniston as morning talk show hosts, taking a look into the "cutthroat world" of morning TV.

The show is described as an inside look at the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning, exploring the unique challenges faced by the women (and men) who carry out this daily televised ritual. Brian Stelter's book Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV -- which was previously in development at Lifetime as a TV movie -- will provide additional background for the show, which is based on an original concept by Ellenberg.Reports suggested Apple was...

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11:20
Apple Plans To Start Selling Its AR Headset By 2020...

Apple plans to have an augmented-reality headset complete by 2019, and begin selling it by 2020, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday citing multiple sources familiar with the matter. The report claims that Apple has assembled a team called "T288" with hundreds of engineers to work on an AR headset that doesn't require an iPhone to work. The team is reportedly testing their work with HTC Vive VR headsets and "a device similar to an Oculus Gear VR headset," with goal to build a fully integrated headset that includes a display and cameras powered by a custom chipset. Apple is looking into using its knowledge in designing custom silicon to create a more power-efficient chip for the headset, the report said, adding the chip could be similar to the integrated system used on the Apple Watch.


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11:14
Rumor: the 2018 iPad Pro will sport Face ID, a new...

Apple is working on a redesigned, “high-end iPad” (which, I assume, means an iPad Pro) for 2018 that incorporates iPhone X features such as slimmer edges and Face I.D., reports Bloomberg, quoting unnamed “people familiar with the matter.”

However, the revamped iPads won’t pack an OLED screen as the iPhone X does, the article ads. Bloomberg says the 2018 iPad’s Face ID feature will replace the iPad home button, which will allow Apple to reduce the size of the edges on the top and bottom of the tablet for the first time since its introduction in 2010.

The new iPad is expected to include — as you would expect — a faster processor and a custom Apple graphics processing unit. The tech giant is also preparing a new version of its Apple Pencil stylus and new software tools for using the stylus, adds Bloomberg...

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11:13
Comment: Apple Watch prices at $179 for Black Friday...

We’ve seen a slew of retailers announce their Black Friday deals over at 9to5Toys today, and it seems like one of the hottest items this year will be the Series 1 Apple Watch at under $200. With pricing this low, Apple is sure to gain even more market share from Fitbit and others.

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11:12
PlayStation's redesigned phone app focuses on...

If you've ever used the PlayStation App on your phone, you know how dodgy it has been since launch. Never mind the dated looks -- its interface was a hodgepodge that was never particularly helpful in any one area. At last, though, it's getting a ma...

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11:04
Practical Ways To Use QR Codes

iOS 11’s Camera app now automatically recognizes QR codes, those square sets of black rectangles that contain URLs, Wi-Fi connection details, contacts, and much more. Here’s how to create and deploy QR codes in practical and useful ways.

 

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11:01
Tweetbot iOS app update brings support for 280...

Popular iOS Twitter client, Tweetbot, has received an update today that adds the new 280 character limit that is rolling out to all users.

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10:55
T-Mobile can keep Nest Secure online if your WiFi...

In September, Nest released its Secure alarm system, complete with motion and door sensors and an app that lets you manage the system from anywhere. But arming the alarm through your phone or receiving alerts that motion has been detected in your hom...

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10:52
Report: Redesigned iPad Pros will gain Face ID,...

Bloomberg has published new details about what to expect from new iPad Pros next year. KGI already predicted that Face ID will come to the iPad Pro lineup in 2018, and today’s report adds several additional details including the possibility of a redesign.

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10:42
Apple said to ditch home button for Face ID with...




Apple is said to be working on a "high-end" iPad for release as early as 2018, incorporating facial recognition like in the iPhone X to replace the home button and Touch ID. But unlike the iPhone X, users shouldn't expect the next iPad to have a bright, expensive edge-to-edge OLED screen..

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10:42
Apple Developing Redesigned 2018 iPad With Face ID,...

Apple is working on a new high-end 2018 iPad that will adopt many of the design elements from the revamped iPhone X, reports Bloomberg. The new tablet device, which is likely to be a "Pro" model, will reportedly do away with the Home button.

It will feature slimmer edges, a faster processor, a custom Apple-built GPU, and built-in support for Face ID, allowing it to be unlocked with a facial scan much like the iPhone X. With Face ID, there's no need for a Touch ID Home button.By removing the home button, Apple plans to noticeably reduce the size of the edges on the top and bottom of the device for the first time since its introduction in 2010, bringing the design closer to that of the recently released flagship iPhone X. The new version will mark the first revamped look for the iPad since the first iPad Pro debuted in 2015.While the new...

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10:37
Vespa’s first electric scooter will arrive in 2018

Last year, Vespa announced that it was working on an electric scooter and today it has released some specs and an approximate availability date. The Vespa Elettrica is a silent, fully electric scooter with acceleration capabilities in line with those...

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10:33
Apple’s Workflow app updated with iPhone X and iOS...

The latest version of Workflow for iOS brings iPhone X optimization, several new iOS 11 features, a new drag and drop feature, and loads of bug fixes. Apple acquired the Workflow app and made it free on the App Store earlier this year.

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10:33
Photoshop Elements 2018 is 30 percent off right now

Adobe's got a sale on Photoshop Elements 2018 right now, just in time to spruce up your photo game for the holidays. You can find Elements 2018 on sale for $70 at multiple online retailers including Amazon, Best Buy (disc version), and B&H (disc version)--not to mention...

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10:27
Red Giant announces Final Cut Pro X compatible...

Red Giant has just announced the arrival of Universe 2.2, putting 11 new transition tools – 76 transitions and effects in total – into the hands of editors and motion graphics artists. In addition to brand new transitions, Red Giant has made updates to two existing plugins and added support for Avid Media Composer.

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10:22
Chrome will soon prevent irritating, unwanted...

Today, Google announced some tweaks coming to Chrome that are aimed at blocking surprise website redirects and irritating pop-ups. In a blog post, Google said that around one out of every five feedback reports regarding Chrome mentions users being di...

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10:21
FStoppers Video: iPhone X vs. Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5...

One of the first tests that almost everyone does with a new iPhone is to try out the camera, as it's usually better than the previous iteration. FStoppers went one step further, doing side-by-side 4K video comparisons with the iPhone X and a 2017 Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5.

As you can see, the iPhone X does as well...or some may say better...than the GH5 in many of the tests. It fails in low light conditions, so you'll want to make sure that any 4K video you're shooting is done with sufficient lighting. 

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10:00
Sutter Health moves to Office 365 to help strengthen...

Today’s post was written by Wes Wright, corporate CTO for Sutter Health.

In our industry, the less time our employees spend interfacing with technology, the more time they’re able to spend with patients. That’s why my role as the corporate chief technology officer at Sutter Health revolves around one goal: provide nearly 52,000 employees with software that maximizes the amount of time they devote to patient and family care. For a not-for-profit health system as large and diverse as Sutter Health—with 24 acute care hospitals and care centers serving more than 100 communities in California—achieving this goal starts with standardizing IT on a leading-edge communication and collaboration platform. We invested in technology that was intuitive and deeply...

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10:00
Netgear's smart security light alerts you of...

Netgear is taking another stride into smart home security under its Arlo banner. The company has already released a bunch of comprehensive surveillance cameras, and its latest piece of connected hardware is a wireless, outdoor security light. Like sm...

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09:57
Apple’s market cap hits $900 billion

As noted by MarketWatch, Apple is the first publicly traded U.S. company to reach a $900 billion market capitalization. The tech giant passed the mark for the first time in intraday trade Wednesday.

Apple is the most valuable publicly traded U.S. company, as no other businesses have a market cap exceeding $800 billion, notes MarketWatch. The company's shares reached a new intraday record high of $175.50 to accomplish the feat, and must close higher than $175.29 to keep the $900 billion mark.

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09:41
Apple crosses $900 billion market cap milestone on...

After reporting strong earnings and forecasting a record-smashing holiday quarter this week, Apple’s market capitalization has crossed over $900 billion during intraday trading. As MarketWatch notes, this makes Apple the first publicly traded US company to reach this milestone.

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09:40
Soderbergh's experimental 'Mosaic'...

Director Steven Soderbergh has made a name for himself by pushing cinematic boundaries, so it's no surprise that his upcoming series for HBO, Mosaic, isn't your usual TV fare. Today, he's launching the Mosaic app on iPhone and Apple TV (with Android...

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09:37
FBI can’t break the encryption on Texas shooter’s...

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Peter Dazeley)

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has not been able to break the encryption on the phone owned by a gunman who killed 26 people in a Texas church on Sunday.

"We are unable to get into that phone," FBI Special Agent Christopher Combs said in a press conference yesterday (see video).

Combs declined to say what kind of phone was used by gunman Devin Kelley, who killed himself after the mass shooting. "I'm not going to describe what phone it is because I don't want to tell every bad guy out there what phone to buy, to harass our efforts...

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09:32
Tips: Bring back iOS app management to the Mac with...




An update to the iOS backup and management application aims to restore the app synchronization functionality that iTunes ditched -- for free.

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09:28
9to5Toys Lunch Break: iPad mini 4 $275, Apple Watch...

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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09:22
Reddit bans misogynist community as part of anti-...

Reddit's crackdown on hate-filled, violent communities isn't just limited to banning racists: the social site has banned r/Incels, the misogynistic "involuntary celibates" subreddit. While the company isn't diving into specific posts that prompted th...

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09:11
Sonnet ships the eGFX Breakaway Box 550

Sonnet Technologies is shipping its eGFX Breakaway Box with 550-watt power supply. It’s the latest in the company's series of Thunderbolt 3 to PCI Express (PCIe) eGPU expansion chassis for professional graphics and gaming applications.

The eGFX Breakaway Box 550 provides a single slot for connecting any size Thunderbolt-compatible GPU card, and features enough room for even high-performance water cooler cards. The unit is equipped with a single 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 port that enables data transfers up to 2,750 MB/s, and supports Thunderbolt-compatible cards with popular GPU chipsets — such as AMD Radeon and Radeon Pro; NVIDIA GeForce, TITAN XP, and Quadro cards. 

In addition, the Breakaway Box 550 includes two eight-pin auxiliary power connectors and provides 87 watts of upstream power (power delivery), useful for powering and charging a connected notebook computer. It has a...

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09:09
Sonnet is shipping its eGFX Breakaway Box 550

Sonnet Technologies is shipping its eGFX Breakaway Box (http://tinyurl.com/y73krnlq) with 550-watt power supply. It’s the latest in the company's series of Thunderbolt 3 to PCI Express (PCIe) eGPU expansion chassis for professional graphics and gaming applications.

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09:05
AWT TV Episode 27: November 7, 2017

Welcome to AWT TV, a weekly show featuring Steve Sande, Dennis Sellers and Marty Edwards of Apple World Today. Each week we'll discuss what's happened in the world of Apple, talk about new apps and accessories, maybe even have a demonstration or two of the latest software.

What a great week! Last Friday marked the official debut of the iPhone X, and it's a game-changer. Marty talked about how he decided to go back to the Apple TV 4K after having returned his first one. The issue that caused him to make that decision earlier was that the device upscaled everything to 4K, which didn't look all that good for some shows. Apple has announced that an update will soon fix the problem so that movies and shows will appear in their native resolution.

Now how about that iPhone X? The device is best purchased on a monthly plan like those from...

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09:03
STARDOM announces Thunderbolt 3 storage solutions

STARDOM has a released a Thunderbolt 3 storage solution, available in capacities from 2-bay to 8-bay, with or without Hardware RAID. The solutions are targeted to video, audio, and photo professionals.
 
All STARDOM Thunderbolt 3 RAID storages come with a hardware RAID controller inside. It’s designed to offer reliability and enhanced productivity by keeping systems running at full performance even in the event of a complete volume rebuild.
 

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09:00
Bringing AI to job seekers with Resume Assistant in...

Today’s post was written by Bryan Goode, general manager for Office 365.

Today, at LinkedIn’s headquarters in San Francisco, we announced Resume Assistant, a new feature in Microsoft Word to help Office 365 subscribers craft compelling resumes with personalized insights powered by LinkedIn. With over 80 percent of resumes updated in Word, Resume Assistant helps job seekers showcase accomplishments, be more easily discovered by recruiters, and find their ideal job.

The workplace is changing, impacting not only how people work, but also the frequency with which they change roles, introducing new challenges for job seekers. Nearly 70 percent of people say they have difficulty portraying their work experience effectively, and 50 percent struggle to tailor their resume to a specific job opportunity. Furthermore...

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09:00
Twitter launches $99 subscription tool to promote...

Twitter is making it easier for small businesses and power users to give their tweets a boost. The social network has officially launched its first ad subscription tool called "Promote Mode" as a public beta. Twitter started testing the always-on mod...

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08:42
Warby Parker app uses TrueDepth camera in iPhone X...




Warby Parker's app update to accommodate the iPhone X uses the TrueDepth camera to go beyond just a virtual try-on of glasses, and recommends styles that suit the user's face shape.

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08:40
Amazon teaches Alexa Japanese for Echo's next...

Amazon's Echo, Plus and Dot speakers will finally be available in Japan starting next week. To prepare for the devices' arrival in the island nation, the e-retail giant taught the voice assistant how to understand and respond in the Japanese language...

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08:22
Silk Road investigator gets more jail time for...

A Secret Service agent already convicted to 71 months in prison for swiping Silk Road Bitcoins will get another two years for a separate Bitcoin theft, Reuters reports. Shaun Bridges pleaded guilty to stealing 1,606 Bitcoins -- worth around $360,000...

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08:20
Apple Has Given Drake Permission to Produce '...

In an in-depth article about Drake's push into the TV and film industry, The Hollywood Reporter claims that Apple has given the Toronto-born rapper permission to produce "whatever he chooses."

Here's what the report says, with emphasis ours:But the biggest indicator of Drake's big Hollywood push is whom he is partnering with next: Steve Golin, who runs Anonymous Content (one of Hollywood's hottest production houses and home of Spotlight and Mr. Robot), for an untitled TV series; film studio A24; and, perhaps most significantly, Apple, which has given him the go-ahead to produce whatever he chooses — at least, according to Jimmy Iovine — just as the cash-flush titan is poised to shake up the content space.Drake's exact strategy remains to be seen, but Apple says it will simply support whatever he wants to do, according to the...

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08:16
Niantic wants Harry Potter to work his magic on its...

[Update: we do have confirmation from Niantic this game is currently in development.]

Niantic is now famous for one of the highest grossing mobile games of all time with Pokémon GO. But what is next for the developer? Niantic seems to have set its sights on yet another enormous fan base with plans for a Harry Potter mobile augmented reality game.

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08:15
Ex-Apple Store Manager Sues Apple for Age...

Apple is being sued by Richard Casillo in Ohio in a civil rights case about age and retaliation discrimination. Casillo, who was employed as the most elder senior manager at the Kenwood Towne Centre Apple store when he was terminated shortly after lodging multiple complaints to human resources about the manner in which he was being improperly treated by Beth Coleman-Drum, his superior at Apple.

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08:03
Netflix revives London street drama 'Top Boy...

Netflix is continuing its tradition of extending popular Channel 4 TV shows after confirming that London street drama Top Boy is being revived. In a tweet, the show's star Ashley Walters -- also known as Asher D from the So Solid Crew -- confirmed th...

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07:59
Comparison: The best apps for identifying fonts with...

If you’re a designer, you’ll know that font selection can make or break the effectiveness of your work. Often times when I’m away from home I’ll see signs and ads with perfect type on them, and snap a photo for later. What you may not know is that your iPhone can automatically identify fonts for you from photos, thanks to new apps that are harnessing the power of machine learning to analyze photos. I took a look at the best options available to see which may be right for you.

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07:58
As Apple gears up for AR headset, Snap writes off $...




Snap this week dramatically missed Wall Street estimates, reporting a net loss of $443.2 million -- with a big write-off of $39.9 million in Snap Spectacles about a year after release. Should Apple jump in to the headset market as rumored, Snap's own wearable ambitions may only get worse.

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07:49
Here are the latest Apple Pay banks in the US and...

Apple Pay works with nearly all of the major banks across the United States, but there are still plenty of regional banks and credit unions with customers waiting for Apple Pay to work with their institution. The latest expansion includes over two dozen more banks and credit unions in the US:

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07:48
Harry Potter AR game is coming from the makers of...

It's hard to exaggerate the success of Pokémon Go, Niantic's augmented reality game. That's why it's such big news that the company has announced the hit game's successor. Niantic Labs will once again work with a much-loved property, but this...

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07:39
Christopher Nolan apologizes for trash-talking...

Film director Christopher Nolan made no secret of his disdain for Netflix's business model over the summer, when he gave an interview calling the streaming service's "bizarre aversion" to supporting theatrical releases "mindless" and "untenable". Now...

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07:27
KRACK Wi-Fi attack threatens all networks: How to...

Researchers have uncovered a Wi-Fi security flaw, dubbed KRACK, that affects nearly any device that uses Wi-Fi, whether or not the network is encrypted. Here's what you can do to stay safe.

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07:15
Facebook's attempted 'revenge porn'...




Social networking giant Facebook is trialing a unique and likely controversial solution for the internet's "revenge porn" problem -- asking some users to send themselves their own naked images via Facebook Messenger, so the company's algorithms can anonymously scan and block sharing of those pics in the future.

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07:14
∞ The iPhone X versus a professional video camera

[VIDEO] FStoppers ran a long, side-by-side comparison test, shooting various video modes (including 4K/60fps) on both an iPhone X and a professional video camera.

The video (embedded in the main Loop post) is worth watching, all the way through. In a nutshell, for most use cases, the iPhone X looks every bit as good, if not better, than its bigger, bulkier, more expensive counterpart.

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07:10
Jason Snell: One week with the iPhone X

Jason Snell:

My Apple review unit is silver; on Friday the Space Gray iPhone X I bought with my own money arrived. With both of them here, I have to admit that I may have made the wrong choice.

My 2 cents? Though I’ve always preferred Space Gray, I think the silver iPhone X is stunning.

Look at the picture Jason took at a football game, about 20 rows back. That’s amazing detail, especially considering how far away he was from the field.

And this comment, on using the iPhone X laying flat on a table:

I’m loving iPhone X in almost all the places I use it. The gestures are becoming second nature to me. But there’s one use case where it doesn’t really work: laying on a table. And it doesn’t work there for several reasons. The sizable camera bump makes the whole thing unstable. Facing straight up, the Face ID camera can’t see me, so I can’t unlock my phone without leaning way over the table or picking the phone up. And attention detection can’t detect...

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07:10
iEyes? An Apple AR wearable device is reportedly on...

It’s no secret that Apple is high on augmented reality. Tim Cook has been touting the new tech as the next big revolution even before Apple released ARKit for iOS at WWDC in June. But a new report suggests its ambitions go far beyond the iPhone.

According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple is aiming to launch an AR wearable in 2019, with plans to start shipping in 2020. Sources tell the publication that the device will have its own display and run on a new chip and operating system, unlike Samsung’s Gear VR and Google’s Daydream headsets, both of which rely on phones to do the heavy...

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07:04
Germany’s biggest newspaper claims Apple pays only 1...

The editor in chief of Germany’s biggest newspaper, Süddeutsche Zeitung, has written an open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook in which he claims that Apple pays ‘between 1 and 7 percent’ tax on its overseas income.

Wolfgang Krach says the numbers were reached by its analysis of the so-called paradise papers, a massive leak of financial records relating to offshore holdings in countries commonly used as tax havens. He attacks Apple for ‘shirking’ its tax obligations and for failing to answer questions put by the paper …

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07:02
∞ An iPhone X, plated in 24K gold

[VIDEO] That’s some bling. This for you? Video and link to the site that does the gold plating in the main Loop post.

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06:59
Instagram continues Snapchat assault, lifts 24 hour...

Instagram is continuing its assault on Snapchat (which is working) by opening up its Stories clone to any photos and videos in your photo library. Stories were originally limited to shots and footage captured in the app, then later updated to include photos and video captured within the last 24 hours.

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06:54
∞ Apple: 52% of devices are now using iOS 11

Apple has updated their pie chart. Amazingly, more than half of all devices have updated to iOS 11, which was released less than 2 months ago. Let’s take a look at the adoption rates of iOS and Android side by […]

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06:40
How to find the model number for your iPhone X or...

There are four models each for the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X. The models correspond to carriers and bands available for each phone.

Now that Apple no longer puts the model information on the back of the phone, you’ll need to dig into Settings or look in the SIM slot. Rene Ritchie lays out all the details.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:34
Bloomberg: Apple to ramp up work on augmented...

Mark Gurman, Bloomberg:

Apple Inc., seeking a breakthrough product to succeed the iPhone, aims to have technology ready for an augmented-reality headset in 2019 and could ship a product as early as 2020.

Unlike the current generation of virtual reality headsets that use a smartphone as the engine and screen, Apple’s device will have its own display and run on a new chip and operating system, according to people familiar with the situation.

And:

Apple began putting together a team to work on AR-related projects a couple of years ago, Bloomberg reported in March. Led by Mike Rockwell, who previously ran engineering at Dolby Labs, the group has now grown to several hundred engineers from across Apple, the people said. Scattered across office parks in both Cupertino and Sunnyvale, California, the team is working on several hardware and software projects under the umbrella code name of “T288.”

And:

The new operating system, internally dubbed “...

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06:33
Comment: Apple’s 2020+ target date for AR headset...

Back in the summer, when rumors of Apple working on augmented reality glasses gained momentum, I wrote an opinion piece addressing the question of whether the Cupertino company could succeed where Google failed.

I ran through the six reasons why I believe Google Glass failed as a consumer product, and looked at the lessons Apple would need to learn.

We heard earlier today that Apple is working toward a target date of no earlier than 2020 for its rumored augmented reality headset, or glasses. And that date gives me more faith in the idea that Apple could indeed pull it off …

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06:29
Some Google Pixel 2 XL oleophobic coatings are...

Ben Schoon, 9to5Google:

Almost every Android smartphone ships with an oleophobic coating on the glass, and the purpose of that is to help make fingerprints easier to get off of the display. In short, it keeps the oil from your fingertips from adhering to the glass, and it also makes water easier to wipe away.

Over time, this coating wears off, but it usually takes at least a few months or years of intense usage. On the Pixel 2 XL, however, some owners are having this come up within just a couple of weeks.

iPhones have shipped with an oleophobic coating, starting with the iPhone 3GS. This is mature technology. Surprising to see this issue crop up with the Pixel 2.

I’ve got an email in to Google PR asking about this issue, will update this post if and when I get a reply.

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06:27
Sonnet crams Thunderbolt 3 eGPU into original Mac...




Mac upgrade company Sonnet has released the eGFX Breakaway Puck, enabling multi-display capabilities in a portable enclosure for Thunderbolt 3 computers.

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06:19
Ebates holiday survey: iPhone vs. Samsung Galaxy

In the battle between Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy, American teens and adults are split on which one they want as a holiday gift, according to the Ebates Holiday Survey. 

Over a third (35%) of teens said they either want the iPhone X or the iPhone 8. Overall, adults said the Samsung Galaxy S8 is the smartphone they’d prefer to unwrap (38%). Only 20% of adults want the iPhone X, with a slightly higher percentage (22%) wanting the iPhone 8. 

Also, If you’re planning to buy your teen a pair of Beats wireless earbuds, as 28% of American parents are, you’re in luck. At 44%, it’s the number one trendy teen gift that teens most want to receive.

The national survey was fielded among 1,034 adults and 507 teens by Propeller Insights on behalf of Ebates, which specializes in cash back shopping and subsidiary of the global internet services company Rakuten.

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06:15
Apple's Future Smartglasses likely to be a...

Yesterday the vaguest of rumors surfaced that Apple Supplier Catcher has started a new project for a client that could be related to an AR device with some speculating that it translated to smartglasses for Apple. Today a bigger gun rumor has been published pointing to scant details of a future Apple headset

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06:03
AKVIS Sketch Video for macOS updated to version 3.1

AKVIS (www.akvis.com) has released AKVIS Sketch Video 3.1 an update of the After Effects and Premiere Pro plugin for converting videos into animated cartoons, both black and white and color. The new version provides full compatibility with Premiere Pro CC 2018 and After Effects CC 2018.

AKVIS Sketch Video offers two drawing styles: Classic and Artistic, each with a number of ready-to-use presets for 4K, HD, and SD video formats. The Classic style produces contour lines; the Artistic style imitates hand-drawn animation. Both styles offer a variety of

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05:58
Rumor: Apple AR glasses will have a new chip and...

Yesterday Nikkei Asian Review reported that Apple is indeed developing augmented reality (AR) glasses that will go on sale as soon as the end of 2019. Now Bloomberg says the “breakthrough device” will have a new chip and operating system. 

The article claims that the tech giant is designing an in-house chip that’s similar in concept to the “system-on-a-package” component in the Apple Watch. Bloomberg adds that the new operating system, internally dubbed “rOS” for “reality operating system,” is based on iOS. Geoff Stahl, formerly a software manager for games and graphics at Apple, is said to be one of the directors of the “rOS” software group.

The goal is to create a...

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05:30
How to record a FaceTime call on macOS High Sierra

If you wish you can record a FaceTime call with macOS High Sierra. Here’s how to do it:
Open QuickTime on your Mac from your dock. It’s in the Applications folder. Or you can use the macOS LaunchPad. Or — my favorite method — you can tell Siri to “Open QuickTime.”

  • Click File in the Menu bar.
  • Click New Screen Recording.
  • Click the arrow next to the record button in the QuickTime window.
  • Choose Internal Microphone from the list of available microphones.
  • Open FaceTime. Its icon should be in the Dock. If not, it’s in the Applications folder. Or you can use the macOS LaunchPad. Or tell Siri to “Open FaceTime.”
  • Click the record button in QuickTime.
  • Click the screen to record your whole screen, or click and drag over the FaceTime window to only record FaceTime.
  • Begin your FaceTime call.
  • When the call is over, click the Stop Recording button in QuickTime.
  • Click File in the Menu bar.
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05:03
iFinance 4.3.3 - 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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05:00
Apple Overtook Samsung in the U.S. Smartphone Market...

Apple overtook Samsung in Q3 with the help of one week's worth of iPhone 8 sales and is likely to slaughter Samsung in the holiday quarter with the monstrously successful iPhone X

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05:00
Apple is granted a patent for a web browser with...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,813,479) for a web browser with a  video display history. It involves, of course, Safari on macOS and iOS.

According to the patent, a web browser is configured to provide a video history display of videos that have been displayed in the browser, while excluding from the video history display representations of non-video pages. Safari stores information identifying videos embedded in web pages, including the source network location of the video, and video title, playback time, and representative image of the video (and optionally other attributes). 

The representative image of the video is derived from a frame of the video, and excludes other content from the web page in which the video was embedded, such as text and graphics thereon. The video history display includes only representations of the embedded videos that were displayed in the browser, without including representations of non-video pages.

In the patent filing...

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05:00
Early Stocking Stuffer Deal on Treblab RF100...

Don't try to deny it -- the holidays are coming soon and it's probably not a bad time to start thinking about gifts for friends and family. We've got just the thing that will make you a hero, without spending a lot of money! These Treblab RF100 Magnetic HD Noise Cancelling Earphones sound great, look good, and are on sale today for $39.99.

The specifications on the Treblab RF100 earphones are pretty impressive:

  • Bluetooth 4.1 CSR, aptX
  • Bluetooth profiles: HPF, HSP, A2DP, AVRCP
  • Noise cancellation: CVC 6.0
  • Operation time: up to 9 hours
  • Charge time: 2 hours
  • Signal range: 38 feet
  • ...
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05:00
iOS 11 Passes 50 Percent Adoption In Under 2 Months

An anonymous reader quotes a report from VentureBeat: After a longer wait than usual, Apple today finally released the first official numbers for iOS 11. The various figures and estimates released by marketing and research firms are no longer relevant, as we now know for certain that iOS 11 has passed the 50 percent mark in less than two months. In other words, the latest version of the company's mobile operating system is now on one in every two of its mobile devices. iOS 11 was released on September 13, meaning it took less than seven weeks to reach the majority of users that Apple tracks. While this is certainly impressive, keep in mind that iOS 10 took less than a month and iOS 9 took less than a week to hit the same adoption milestone. Sure, the number of iOS devices is growing, but Apple also cuts down the number allowed to get the latest updates.

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04:50
Apple AR headset codenamed 'T288' said to...




With the groundwork now being laid in ARKit for iOS 11, Apple is said to be hard at work on a full-fledged augmented reality headset for launch as soon as 2020, running a new operating system dubbed "rOS," a new report claims.

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04:48
Apple May Launch Augmented Reality Headset With...

Apple is ramping up development of an augmented reality headset that will have its own display and run on a new chip and operating system, according to well-connected Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman.

A fanciful mockup of digital glasses via TechAcute

Apple aims to have technology ready for the headset by 2019, and could ship a product as early as 2020, the report claims. But the development timeline is said to be "very aggressive" and could still change.

The headset's custom operating system, based on iOS, is reportedly dubbed "rOS" for "reality operating system."Just as tvOS powers the Apple TV, macOS runs on Macs and watchOS runs on Apple Watches, "rOS" will power Apple’s AR headset. Geoff Stahl, formerly a software manager for games and graphics at Apple, is one of the directors of the "rOS" software group.Apple...

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04:43
CS Odessa announces updated ConceptDraw Pro 11

CS Odessa (www.conceptdraw.com) has unveiled ConceptDraw Pro 11, a new version of its business graphics and diagramming tool for macOS and Windows.

It provides a range of business graphic documentation solutions with thousands of stencils and hundreds of templates for rapid diagramming. ConceptDraw Pro 11 boasts improved drawing speeds and other performance improvements.

ConceptDraw Pro 11 retails for $199. It’s also included in ConceptDraw Office 4, which retails for $499.

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04:34
Apple reportedly aiming to release augmented-reality...

Apple is reportedly gearing up to release its own augmented reality ‘headset’ as early as 2020, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The device would feature an independent screen and integrated chipsets. Bloomberg says the device could ship by 2020, but the plan is ‘very aggressive’ and timelines can always slip back.

Apple is engineering its own system-on-a-package for the headset, similar to the Apple Watch S1 chip. The product would run a new ‘rOS’ operating system, based off of an iOS core.

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04:23
Facebook trialling system to combat revenge porn –...

Facebook is trialling an interesting new approach to combatting revenge porn, when someone uploads intimate photos of a former partner to the Internet.

The system it is trying would prevent specific photos ever being uploaded to Facebook, Instagram or Messenger – but you do have to privately share them with Facebook first …

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04:00
BetterZip is a useful archiving solution for macOS

By Aaron Lee

MacItBetter's BetterZip 4 is a useful archiving solution for macOS. One of its coolest features is the Direct Mode, which speeds up working with large archives by making archive preparation and recompression obsolete.

The archive password manager helps you work with encrypted archives by collecting a list of archive passwords in your macOS keychain. These can be used automatically whenever you open  encrypted archives. 

BetterZip has a password generator which suggests strong passwords whenever you need them. When you open a file in an archive with the View command and edit it with an external editor, BetterZip will detect the changes and give you the option to update the archive.

Presets can store all the settings that can be applied to an archive, from the destination folder and archive format, to passwords and even a script to execute when the operation completed....

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03:56
Majority of iPhones & iPads now running iOS 11,...

Apple has updated its App Store developer page showing that the majority of iPhones and iPads are now running iOS 11

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03:38
Kool Tools: Pad & Quill cases for the iPhone X

Pad and Quill (http://www.padandquill.com/) has announced a new line of wood and leather cases for the iPhone X.

The cases are crafted from full-grain and veg-tanned leathers, cut from FSC certified hardwoods, are fully wireless charging compatible, and are crafted to take full advantage of all the new iPhone X features.

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03:38
Global indoor location market predicted to hit $40....

The global indoor location market size is expected to grow from $7.11 billion in 2017 to $40.99 billion by 2022, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 42% during the forecast period, according to Research and Markets (www.researchandmarkets.com).

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03:33
Apple's iOS based iPads continue to Dominate...

In Tim Cook's opening summary statement to kick off their fiscal Q4 financial Conference, Cook touched on the iPad this way: "We're also delighted to report our second consecutive quarter of double digit unit growth for iPad. Now in Strategy Analytics latest report we learn that in Q3 2017, Apple maintained its first position with ...

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03:30
Following tax investigation, Apple shelters billions...

Apple has apparently found the mother of all tax shelter combinations.

Despite company CEO Tim Cook having stated that “We pay all the taxes we owe, every single dollar. We don’t depend on tax gimmicks, we don’t stash money on some Caribbean island” during a a United States Senate investigative subcommittee hearing in 2013, the company has apparently begun hoarding tax revenue through a connection in Ireland.

Within five months after Cook’s testimony, Irish officials began to crack down on the tax structure Apple was thought to be using. Apple had parked billions of dollars into multiple Irish jurisdictions before settling on the small island of Jersey, which typically does not tax corporate income.

In short, it seems that Apple has placed more than $128 billion in profits offshore, nearly all of these profits having been made since 2007 and the continued extraordinary success of the iPhone.

Apple is not alone, as other companies including Nike, Uber,...

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Nov. 8, 2017

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

macOS Apps/Updates

Everimaging Science and Technology has announced Fotor Photo Editor 3.4.1, an update to their photo editor for macOS. 

The app offers photo editing tools, batch processing of images, a collage maker, a tilt-shift editor to give images improved depth-of-field, 15 different one-tap photo enhancements, and more. Version 3.4.1 offers performance enhancements and bug fixes.

Fotor Photo Editor 3.4.1 requires macOS 10.9 or later. It’s free, and is available worldwide exclusively at the Mac App Store. In-app purchases are available for $3.99 per month or $11.99 annually to access premium features, which include more photo effects...

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03:15
Apple Pay Cash now available to try out in iOS 11.2...

If you’ve looking to play around with Apple Pay Cash, now’s your chance.

Apple Pay Cash is now included in the iOS 11.2 public beta, which was released on Tuesday morning. Some developers running iOS 11.2 are also seeing Apple Pay Cash appear as an option in the Messages app this morning.

Since the beginning of October, Apple employees have been testing Apple Pay Cash in a special version of iOS 11.1 that allowed the feature to be enabled through an internal device certificate. The test was initially limited to corporate employees, but later expanded to retail employees. Apple Pay Cash did not end up shipping in iOS 11.1, but it is apparently ready for iOS 11.2.

The Apple Pay Cash feature is also incorporated into the Messages app and is designed for quick person-to-person money transfers, as seen with Square Cash or Venmo. Though most Apple Pay Cash coverage has focused on the iPhone, money can also be sent using an Apple Watch.

As expected, money...

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03:00
iFixit publishes iPhone X teardown, finds logic...

Once again, the cool cats at iFixit have gotten their mitts on the new iPhone and published a full teardown of their findings.

Some of the highlights of the teardown included the following:

Battery: The iPhone X uses a two-cell 10.35 Wh battery. Previous iPhones use a single-cell battery.

Logic board: The logic board is, as iFixit puts it, “folded” in half. This is done to make room for more battery.

Qualcomm: This particular iPhone X had Qualcomm LTE chips.

The teardown also noted the TrueDepth camera used for Face ID access.

For those of you possibly looking to open up your iPhone X units and tinker, iFixit gave the new handset a 6 out of 10 for a repairability score (1 being the hardest to repair, 10 being the easiest) and cited the small maze of fragile cables and connectors inside.

Be sure to check out the full teardown and let us know what you think of the new iPhone X in the comments.

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Tuesday November 7

20:59
PDFpen 9.2.3 - $74.95

PDFpen allows users to easily edit PDF's. Add text, images and signatures. Fill out PDF forms. Merge or split PDF documents. Reorder and delete pages. Even correct text and edit graphics!

Features

  • Add text, images and signatures to PDF
  • Correct text in original PDF with editable text blocks
  • Fill out interactive PDF forms and sign them
  • Redact or erase text, including OCR text
  • Search and redact text; search and replace text
  • Export in Microsoft® Word format
  • Scan directly from Image Capture or TWAIN scanners
  • Perform OCR (Optical Character Recognition) on scanned documents
  • Viewable OCR layer for proofing OCR text from scanned pages
  • Adjust resolution, color depth and contrast, skew, and size of an image or scanned document
  • Sign PDF forms via interactive signature fields (not digital signatures)
  • Insert and remove pages; re-order pages in a PDF by drag-and...
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20:59
Airmail 3.5.3 - Powerful, minimal email client.

Airmail is an mail client with fast performance and intuitive interaction. Support for iCloud, MS Exchange, Gmail, Google Apps, IMAP, POP3, Yahoo!, AOL, Outlook.com, Live.com.

Airmail was designed from the ground to retain the same experience with a single or multiple accounts and provide a quick, modern and easy-to-use user experience. Airmail is clean and allows you to get to your emails without interruption -- it's the mail client for the 21st century.

We have taken usability and function to the next level with Airmail and bring a striking-design with support for all major email services. Switch between accounts like a breeze and quick reply to incoming messages within seconds -- email has never been so easy and productive.



Version 3.5.3:

  • Improved search
  • Bug fix



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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20:59
HoudahSpot 4.3.2 - Advanced file-search tool.

HoudahSpot is a versatile desktop search tool. Use HoudahSpot to locate hard-to-find files and keep frequently used files within reach.

HoudahSpot will immediately feel familiar. It works just the way you expect search to work. Start with a simple search. Refine it by adding and combining criteria. Browse search results. Add columns. Preview files and text matches. Pick the files you really need.

  • Find files by name, text, content kind, author, recipient, pixel count, etc.
  • Combine criteria to narrow down search results
  • Specify which folders to search and which ones to exclude
  • Add any of the hundreds of columns available
  • Apply filters to reduce search results to only the relevant items
  • Preview files and text matches
  • Open files and, where the application supports it, continue searching for text matches by pressing command-G (Find Next)
  • Set up templates for recurring searches...
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20:59
ForkLift 3.0.9 - Powerful file manager: FTP, SFTP,...

ForkLift is a powerful file manager and ferociously fast FTP client clothed in a clean and versatile UI that offers the combination of absolute simplicity and raw power expected from a well-executed Mac software.

ForkLift will connect to any remote server SFTP, FTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, Google Drive, Rackspace CloudFiles, SMB, AFP and NFS shares on your local network,- pretty much anything you can plug into or hook up to a Mac. ForkLift also carries a complete toolbox for managing your files, including Folder Synchronization, Multi Rename, Archive handling, Application deleter, editing files over remote connections and many more. All these power features are packaged into a Finder-like, dual-pane interface that delivers superior workflow while remaining absolutely familiar to use, along with Quick Look, Spotlight search and all.

Features

  • Completely rewritten entirely in Swift
  • ForkLift Mini
  • Two-way Sync
  • Preview...
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20:59
A Better Finder Rename 10.23 - File, photo, and MP3...

A Better Finder Rename is the most complete renaming solution available on the market today. That's why, since 1996, tens of thousands of hobbyists, professionals and businesses depend on A Better Finder Rename to organize and maintain files.

The Instant Preview feature eliminates guesswork and costly errors and helps you find the right settings quickly and accurately by providing as-you-type feedback.

A Better Finder Rename offers a complete set of renaming options that are organized into 15 categories covering all the text, character, position, conversion and truncation features that you would expect from a file renamer, but it does not stop there. The multi-step renaming feature allows multiple renaming steps to be combined to deal with complex renaming jobs in a single operation. Unlike other tools, A Better Finder Rename allows any number of renaming actions to be combined, re-ordered, copied and deleted.



Version 10.23:

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20:59
PDFpenPro 9.2.3 - $124.95

PDFpenPro allows users to edit PDF's easily. Add text, images and signatures. Fill out PDF forms. Merge or split PDF documents. Reorder and delete pages. Create fillable forms and tables of content with PDFpenPro! Even correct text and edit graphics!

The Pro version adds these additional features that the regular version does not:

  • Create cross-platform fillable PDF forms
  • Add interactive signature fields to forms
  • Create and edit Table of Contents
  • Convert websites into PDFs
  • Correct typos in OCR text layer
  • Add and edit document permissions
  • Automatic form creation - detects text fields and check boxes in existing PDF and makes them fillable
  • Create submit buttons to submit form data via web or email
  • Gather submitted form data via backend integration
  • Export in Microsoft Excel (.xlsx, .xls), Microsoft PowerPoint (.pptx, .ppt), and PDF Archive (PDF/A) formats (requires...
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18:17
Warby Parker is using face mapping on the iPhone X...

Apple’s new TrueDepth camera system on the iPhone X is an integral piece of Face ID, but the face mapping data it can provide is able to be used for much more. Popular glasses company Warby Parker is using the iPhone X’s face mapping technology to analyze customer face structure and make suggestions on what glasses would look best…

more…

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17:57
EU presses Apple for details on latest tax...




The European Union's competition commissioner has asked Apple to update details on its tax situation, following allegations that the company relocated some operations from Ireland to Jersey to avoid higher rates.

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17:05
Video: All iPhone X gestures and interactions in...




The home button is now a thing of the past with Apple's flagship iPhone X, leaving users with new gestures and interactions to get the job done. AppleInsider shows you all of the new iPhone X gestures and interactions, including Reachability Mode.

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16:56
EU asks Apple for updated tax arrangement info...

European authorities are pressing Apple to share details about its tax arrangements, according to The Washington Post. This news comes following a report yesterday alleging that Apple had shifted its cash hoard to Jersey following skepticism about its agreement in Ireland…

more…

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16:45
Apple issues second public beta for macOS High...




Apple on Tuesday seeded a second public beta of macOS 10.13.2 to the public, following up on this week's matching developer release.

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16:22
Taylor Swift to keep new album off Apple Music,...




Taylor Swift's new album "Reputation" will reportedly be held off of streaming services for at least a week -- including even Apple Music, with which the pop singer has developed close business ties.

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16:05
Israeli Company Sues Apple Over Dual-Lens Cameras In...

Corephotonics, an Israeli maker of dual-lens camera technologies for smartphones, has filed a lawsuit against Apple this week alleging that the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus infringe upon four of its patents. Mac Rumors reports: The patents, filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office between November 2013 and June 2016, relate to dual-lens camera technologies appropriate for smartphones, including optical zoom and a mini telephoto lens assembly: U.S. Patent No. 9,402,032; U.S. Patent No. 9,568,712; U.S. Patent No. 9,185,291; U.S. Patent No. 9,538,152. Corephotonics alleges that the two iPhone models copy its patented telephoto lens design, optical zoom method, and a method for intelligently fusing images from the wide-angle and telephoto lenses to improve image quality. iPhone X isn't listed as an infringing product, despite having a dual-lens camera, perhaps because the device launched just four days ago.

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15:36
Renault's self-driving car can avoid obstacles...

The Renault Group announced today that its autonomous vehicle control system can avoid obstacles just as well as professional test drivers. The company said that in designing the system, it was actually inspired by these drivers' abilities and used t...

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15:10
iPhone X Camera Overview: Portrait Lighting, Video...

With each new iPhone, Apple introduces significant camera improvements, a practice that has established the iPhone as one of the most popular cameras for photography on sites like Flickr.

The iPhone X, as Apple's new flagship device, is no exception. It features new hardware and new features that have established it as the best iPhone camera to date, on par with dedicated point and shoot devices and even DSLRs in some modes. With the iPhone X now widely available, we spent some time with the iPhone X's rear and front-facing cameras to see just what they can do.

Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.

There's an all new rear camera in the iPhone X, with two lenses arranged in a vertical orientation, a first for an iPhone. Apple chose a vertical orientation because of space constraints and design changes that...

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15:08
Twitter makes 280-character tweets official, begins...




Twitter on Tuesday brought a doubled 280-character limit on tweets out of limited testing, making the change official across most countries where the social network operates.

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14:55
Low markups in Beijing's gray market suggest...




Gray market iPhone X dealers in Beijing are reportedly charging much smaller premiums for the iPhone X than they did for last year's iPhone 7 Plus, allegedly reflecting lower Chinese demand in general.

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14:30
Apple's iPhone X Display beats out Samsung...

DisplayMate is an industry standard for optimizing, calibrating, testing, evaluating and comparing all types of displays, and they've concluded after extensive testing that Apple's iPhone X display beats the former champ being Samsung's Note 8.

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14:25
Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad order delays fuel...




Mac users looking to buy the Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad face a long wait before getting their hands on the peripheral if they order it through Apple's online store, with the long backorder time potentially suggesting a change to the hardware is on the way.

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14:21
AWT News Update: November 7, 2017

After a two-day lapse in the podcast, we're back today with more news from the world of Apple:

  • The iPhone X sold out on Friday morning in 20 major US cities, and Steve lets you know how his pickup experience went
  • AAPL closed up 56¢ a share today, closing at $174.81 and edging the company's market cap tantalizingly close to $900 billion
  • Apple Pay Cash arrives in the public beta of iOS 11.1
  • Austin, Texas is getting a new Apple retail outlet this Saturday
  • Apple is selling $7 billion worth of bonds to fund the stock buyback program and green energy initiatives

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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14:11
Apple Says iOS 11 is Installed on 52% of Devices

iOS 11 is now installed on 52 percent of iOS devices, according to new statistics that Apple shared today on its App Store support page for developers.

This is the first time that Apple has updated its App Store support page since the release of iOS 11, and the first look we've had at official installation numbers.

We've previously only seen installation estimates from analytics company Mixpanel, which appear to be quite a bit different. Mixpanel currently lists iOS 11 installation at just about 66 percent.

With iOS 11 installed on 52 percent of devices, 38 percent continue to run iOS 10. 10 percent are still on an earlier version of iOS.

iOS 11 adoption has been slower than iOS 10 adoption was last year, but the number of devices with the update installed has ...

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14:10
Snapchat says ‘disruptive’ redesign coming soon as...

Snap Inc. today announced its Q3 2017 earnings, missing big compared to Wall Street expectations. The company added just 4.5 million new users during the quarter, compared to expectations of 8 million. The company’s ad rates also took a nose dive, down 60 percent year-over-year.

In an effort to help mitigate the slowing growth, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel announced that a major redesign is on the way for the app…

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13:47
Setapp by the numbers: here’s how the ‘Netflix of...

MacPaw’s Setapp subscription app service is about to enter its second year since launching a public beta last December and is officially opening for business in January. So, how is the Netflix of Mac apps doing so far? MacPaw shared a few key numbers with 9to5Mac to offer a glimpse at the business of selling subscriptions to Mac app bundles. more…

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13:42
Encryption debate may start anew with discovery of...




The Sutherland Springs church shooting in Texas is likely to restart the smartphone encryption debate, with the FBI in possession of the shooter's locked and encrypted smartphone.

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13:37
Twitter expands character limit to 280 for all, says...

Twitter today has announced that it will be raising its character limit from 140 to 280 for all users. Twitter first began testing the increased limit back in September, which came with a lot of criticism from users.

more…

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13:31
“Tweeting made easier” – Twitter lifts the 140...

Twitter says it probably won’t affect your timeline much but that depends entirely on who you follow. I expect my timeline will explode in size.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:16
Prototype Review: XGIMI CC Aurora Wireless Projector

Projectors for watching movies or making presentations have always had two problems — they’re relatively expensive and can be bulky. The XGIMI CC Aurora is an Apple AirPlay-compatible portable wireless projector that is about to change all of that. I had a chance to review a prototype of the XGIMI CC Aurora, and if you have any interest in a tiny projector with a big picture and great sound, I encourage you to check out the Indiegogo campaign at the link above and pre-order one at US$399.

XGIMI CC Aurora Wireless Projector mounted on a tripod. Image © 2017, Steven Sande

That campaign has nearly doubled its goal, and the unit is expected to ship in January. So, what is this cool little cube? To start off with, it’s an Android-based smart projector so it’s possible to load apps onto it that extend its capabilities. Some of those apps are already installed, allowing you...

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13:13
Warby Parker’s app is cleverly using the iPhone X’s...

Sadly, I’m in the market for glasses but dread going in to a store to try them on. This might resolve that pain point for me.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:10
Apple Pay Cash launches in beta today, letting you...

Feel free to send me money as a test.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:03
One of the Pioneers in Dual Camera Technologies...

An Israeli company by the name of Corephotonics, who is collaborating with Samsung and backed by Foxconn, MediaTek and others, is suing Apple on four counts of patent infringement. As you could tell by the photo in our report, that's from the Corephotonics website, they're smartphone technology that's based on the use of a dual lens camera produces photos with the bokeh effect just as Apple introduced with their iPhone 7 Plus with dual lens camera.

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12:24
Apple sued over dual-camera technology used in...

Apple is the target of yet another patent infringement suit. According to a new report from Reuters, Israeli start-up Corephotonics has filed a patent suit against Apple alleging that the dual-camera technology used in the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus infringe on its patented technology…

more…

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12:22
Deals: 27" iMac 5K $1,649; $200 off 15"...




Pre-Black Friday deals are heating up this week with instant markdowns on iMacs, MacBooks, iPads and Apple TV 4Ks in addition to 0% special financing offers. Save $150 on a 27" iMac 5K or $200 on a 15" MacBook Pro. Apple iPads are also $60 to $100 off, while Apple TV 4Ks are $169. All with no tax collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

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12:03
Behind the scenes of a cinematic short film shot...

Less than a week after release, the iPhone X is being quickly put through its paces by photo and video professionals eager to explore the new capabilities afforded by its new camera system. We’ve already seen the camera put head to head with a Panasonic GH5, and photography experts have weighed in on the update. Now, the French production team AmnesiArt has released a cinematic short film shot entirely on the iPhone X.

more…

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11:37
Israel-based Corephotonics sues Apple over iPhone 7...




Israel-bases company Corephotonics has sued Apple, alleging that the iPhone manufacturer has used four of its patents surrounding dual-camera technology in the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus without permission or licensing.

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11:25
A Better Finder Rename 10.23 - File, photo, and MP3...

A Better Finder Rename is the most complete renaming solution available on the market today. That's why, since 1996, tens of thousands of hobbyists, professionals and businesses depend on A Better Finder Rename to organize and maintain files.

The Instant Preview feature eliminates guesswork and costly errors and helps you find the right settings quickly and accurately by providing as-you-type feedback.

A Better Finder Rename offers a complete set of renaming options that are organized into 15 categories covering all the text, character, position, conversion and truncation features that you would expect from a file renamer, but it does not stop there. The multi-step renaming feature allows multiple renaming steps to be combined to deal with complex renaming jobs in a single operation. Unlike other tools, A Better Finder Rename allows any number of renaming actions to be combined, re-ordered, copied and deleted.



Version 10.23:

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11:09
Apple Pay Cash support arrives in iOS 11.2 beta as...




Just a day after developers were supplied with a second pre-release beta of iOS 11.2, Apple issued a new build for public testers as well, but with one small surprise: Apple Pay Cash is now available to try ahead of its public launch.

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10:59
Play a game, help dementia researchers

One of the issues that researchers looking into the causes and cures for dementia run into is not having enough data to know when a person begins to show symptoms of the disease. The folks at GLITCHERS and scientists from University College London, University of East Anglia, and Alzheimer's Research created an iOS game called Sea Hero Quest that leverages Apple's ResearchKit framework to let researchers capture anonymized data for study.

The researchers say that playing the game for just 2 minutes generates the equivalent of 5 hours of lab-based research data, so the game is surprisingly useful to them. At this point, over 3 million people have played the game, all contributing data to the largest dementia study ever.

What the game does in the guise of having fun is actually capture information about human spatial navigation. An early sign of dementia is the loss of navigational skills, and one...

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10:37
Report: iPhone beat out Samsung in US smartphone...

A new report from Strategy Analytics is out today with its estimates on smartphone shipments in the US during Q3 2017 (Apple’s fiscal Q4 2017). The new data suggests that Apple took the top spot for the most smartphone sales in the US.

more…

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10:36
Analyst: the Mac’s building momentum is now...

Apple’s Macs have been building momentum, and that's finally started to translate into sales, IDC Research Director Linn Huang told Computerworld.

Apple recorded revenue of $25.8 billion from Mac sales in its fiscal 2017, which ended Sept. 30. Mac unit sales of nearly 5.4 million bested both industry and financial analysts' expectations. Before Apple released its data, research firm IDC had pegged Apple's number at 4.9 million, while rival Gartner offered an even lower estimate: 4.6 million. And according to Philip Elmer-DeWitt, who regularly polls Wall Street for quarterly forecasts, every analyst from a group of more than two dozen undershot Mac sales, some by over half a million machines.

Unit...

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10:33
Today’s cheapest iPhone vs the PalmPilot: 20 years...

For many of us, this article will be a wistful trip down memory lane. For many more of you, it will invoke pity of those of us old enough to have used a PalmPilot.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:27
Corephotonics sues Apple for .… what else? …....

Another day, another lawsuit. As noted by MacRumors, Corephotonics, an Israeli maker of dual-lens camera technologies for smartphones, has filed a lawsuit against Apple, alleging that the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus infringe upon four of its patents. The patents relate to dual-lens camera technologies appropriate for smartphones, including optical zoom and a mini telephoto lens assembly.

Corephotonics describes itself as “the pioneer and worldwide market leader of dual camera technologies for mobile devices.” The company was established in 2012 by serial entrepreneurs Professor David Mendlovic, Dr. Gal Shabtay, Mr. Eran Kali, Dr. Noy Cohen and Mr. Ephraim Goldenberg. Corephotonics claims to be the first company to design, develop, and commercialize a “uniformly superior, uncompromising, next-generation zoom dual camera.”

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10:15
Retrospect 14.6 for Mac is now available

Retrospect has announced product enhancements for its data protection suite with the release of Retrospect 14.6 for Mac and Retrospect 12.6 for Window. Both offer could storage integration with DigitalOcean Spaces, Google Cloud Storage locations in Frankfurt, Germany and São Paulo, Brazil and Aufiero Informatica in Argentina.

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10:14
Apple Supplier Catcher Generates Vague Rumor at...

Last week Patently Apple posted a report wherein we learned from Apple's CEO Tim Cook that AR glasses were not ready for prime time because the technology just isn't there yet. Today a vague rumor comes from an Apple supplier that says little to nothing and yet the Nikkei Asian Review is trying to spin it into a worthy rumor

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10:10
First look: ElevationDock 4 is first MFi-certified...




Accessory maker ElevationLab is back at it with their fourth-generation iPhone and iPad charging dock, using an integrated Lightning connector, adjustable plug and back, and micro suction cups to allow for sturdy one-handed undocking.

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10:10
Apple Pay Cash now available in beta on iOS 11.2 and...

Apple Pay Cash is now available in beta for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. The new feature lets you send and receive payments using Apple Pay over iMessage as well as pay in stores with a new Apple Pay Cash virtual debit card.

more…

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10:09
iOS 11.2 Public Beta Update Introduces Apple Pay Cash

Apple plans to introduce Apple Pay Cash in iOS 11.2 and watchOS 4.2, and starting today, the feature is available for beta testers in the United States. Apple Pay Cash is included in the new iOS 11.2 public beta that is being provided to public beta testers this morning. Some developers running iOS 11.2 are also seeing Apple Pay Cash appear as an option in the Messages app this morning.

Since the beginning of October, Apple employees have been testing Apple Pay Cash in a special version of iOS 11.1 that allowed the feature to be enabled through an internal device certificate. The test was initially limited to corporate employees, but later expanded to retail employees. Apple Pay Cash did not end up shipping in iOS 11.1, but it is apparently...

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10:05
Apple Releases Second Public Beta of iOS 11.2 for...

Apple today released the second public beta of iOS 11.2 to its public beta testing group, one week after releasing the first public beta and a little over a week after the release of iOS 11.1, the first major update to the iOS 11 operating system.

Beta testers who are members of Apple's beta testing program will receive the iOS 11.2 beta update over-the-air after installing the proper certificate on an iOS device.

Those who want to join the beta testing program can sign up on Apple's beta testing website, which gives users access to iOS, macOS, and tvOS betas. iOS betas are not always stable and should not be installed on a primary device.

Apple is allowing public beta testers to test Apple Pay cash starting with today's iOS 11.2 beta. iOS 11.2 beta 2 also...

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09:57
Photonium is a new, minimalist web browser for macOS

Minder Softworks has announced Photonium, a minimalist web browser for macOS (10.11 and higher). It offers the unique ability to view photos stored in Apple's Photos app in a separate pane. 

This capability allows users to drag and drop photos to upload to Craigslist, eBay, Amazon Prints, Wordpress sites, and more. Traditionally, users who have their photos organized in Photos.app are unable to drag from Photos directly into their web browser to upload images. Instead, they must save images from the software to their desktop or other folder, switch applications to their browser, then upload their files. This then leaves the extra image files on their desktop or in another folder, which must then be deleted.

Photonium simplifies this process by combining a minimalist web browser with a Photo library browser. Users slick a button in Photonium's window title bar to reveal the images and movies that are saved in Photos. They can view by album and adjust the size of the...

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09:54
Minder Softworks releases Photonium web browser for...

Minder Softworks has announced Photonium, a minimalist web browser for macOS (10.11 and higher). It offers the unique ability to view photos stored in Apple's Photos app in a separate pane.

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09:47
Corephotonics Sues Apple Over Dual-Lens Cameras in...

Corephotonics, an Israeli maker of dual-lens camera technologies for smartphones, has filed a lawsuit against Apple this week alleging that the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus infringe upon four of its patents.

The patents, filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office between November 2013 and June 2016, relate to dual-lens camera technologies appropriate for smartphones, including optical zoom and a mini telephoto lens assembly.

U.S. Patent No. 9,402,032

U.S. Patent No. 9,568,712

U.S. Patent No. 9,185,291

U.S. Patent No. 9,538,152

Corephotonics alleges that the two iPhone models copy its patented telephoto lens design, optical zoom method, and a method...

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Rumor: Apple is developing AR glasses for 2019

Apple is indeed developing augmented reality (AR) glasses that will go on sale as soon as the end of 2019, Jeff Pu, an analyst at Yuanta Investment Consulting, told the Nikkei Asian Review

He hints that Apple metal frame and casing supplier Catcher Technology  would be making the metal components for such a gadget. Apple is more interested in AR than virtual reality (VR), because the former connects people whereas the latter is often an isolating experience involving a headset that renders the user blind to the real world.

The Financial Times reported in August that Apple is experimenting with various types of augmented reality (AR) glasses. Some use their own...

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Pixelmator Pro coming on November 29 for...




The Pixelmator developers have turned to Apple's CoreML machine learning toolset, and are releasing image editing suite Pixelmator Pro on November 29 for an introductory price on macOS of $59, with an iPad version coming soon.

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Apple casing supplier may be developing lightweight...

Tim Cook may have recently poured cold water on rumors that Apple was on the verge of announcing its own version of Google Glass, but that isn’t stopping the supply chain from pushing the rumors forward. Nikkei reports that Apple casing supplier Catcher Technology may be developing lightweight frames for Apple AR glasses.

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10 iPhone apps every drone pilot should have

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Getting interested in drones for pleasure or work? There are a number of great apps out there that can help make your flight planning a lot easier, and here are 10 that I’ve personally had a lot of luck with:

AirMap: For those who are FAA-certificated drone pilots, AirMap (see slideshow below) is an essential part of your toolbox. This free app lets you access airspace advisories, file digital notices, manage aircraft, and more. Get a flight weather briefing, see real-time traffic alerts, and fill out checklists before a flight. The app usually gets 4-star ratings on the iTunes App Store. You immediately see all controlled airspace,  heliports, and schools -- all areas that should be avoided or at least known prior to flight. Soon, US Part 107 pilots will be able to request automated FAA airspace authorization to fly in controlled airspace with the app (currently being...

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Walmart Pay uses bizarre metric to claim its...




A recently published study claims that WalMart Pay is getting ready to surpass Apple Pay -- but fails to acknowledge the more limited reach that the QR code-based service has versus Apple's.

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Fix for iOS Autocorrect Bug Reportedly Arrived in...

For well over a week, many iOS 11 users have been noting a strange autocorrect bug plaguing their devices, which autocorrects the letter "i" to the uppercase letter "A" and a question mark symbol. Apple has issued a support document to help anyone facing the problem figure out a temporary workaround, but The Wall Street Journal recently reported that the bug has been fixed in the second iOS 11.2 developer beta released yesterday.

A few MacRumors forum members also...

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Analysts claim iPhone continues to control US...




Apple is continuing to lead other smartphone manufacturers in terms of smartphone shipments to the United States in the third quarter, according to Strategy Analytics, despite an alleged dip in iPhone shipments during the period, and an overall year-on-year contraction of the U.S. smartphone market.

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08:30
Apple Glasses Rumors Resurface as iPhone Supplier...

Catcher Technology, a Taiwanese company that manufacturers metal casings for Apple products like iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks, will make parts for an augmented reality product, according to Nikkei Asian Review.

Apple Glasses concept via Gadgets Arena

Catcher chairman Allen Horng reportedly said augmented reality products "need to look good" and "be light enough to wear.""Based on what we have learned, [new AR products] need to look good and be light enough to wear ... that makes the casings for such device very complicated to manufacture and there are still a lot of challenges to overcome currently," Catcher Chairman Allen Horng told analysts and reporters in an earnings conference on Tuesday.Horng would not disclose which company was behind the augmented reality product, but...

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