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Thursday February 1

15:01
Highlights from Apple’s conference call on its first...

Here are some of the highlights from Apple’s call with the press and analysts on Apple’s financial results for its fiscal 2018 first quarter that ended December 30, 2017. CEO Tim Cook and Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri spoke during the conference call.

  • This was Apple’s fifth consecutive quarter of accelerating revenue growth.
  • Average revenue growth per week was 21% year-over-year. That’s impressive considering the fiscal quarter was 13 weeks compared to the same quarter a year-ago which had 14 weeks.
  • Apple saw double-digit revenue growth in all of the geographic segments it tracks.
  • The tech giant’s cash reserves hit $285.1 billion in the quarter ending in December, a record, reflecting the company's move to high-priced handsets and new tax regulations.
  • Worldwide, 60% of Mac sales were to first-time buyers. In China, that figure is 90%. Sales were up 2% year-over-year with the Mac’s active installed base up double digits year-...
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14:59
Apple Pay finally coming to Brazil later in 2018 [u]




In Apple's Q1 results call, CEO Tim Cook confirmed that Apple Pay will reach the biggest South American market -- Brazil -- sometime later this year. [Updated with official webpage]

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14:47
Apple aims to achieve net cash balance, hints at...




Apple is looking to reduce its gigantic cash hoard to become "net cash neutral" over time, according to CFO Luca Maestri, suggesting the company is planning to mete out dividends, accelerate stock buybacks or perhaps increase mergers and acquisitions operations.

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14:40
Apple Watch Sees Best Quarter Ever With Series 3...

Apple today said that the Apple Watch saw its best quarter ever in Q1 2018, with the new Series 3 models selling at twice the volume of the Series 2 models last year. Apple Watch saw a 50% growth in units and revenue for the fourth consecutive quarter.

When combined with sales of Beats headphones and AirPods, total revenue from wearables was up almost 70 percent year-over-year.

Apple's "Other" category, which includes Apple TV, Apple Watch, Beats, iPod, and Apple-branded and third-party accessories, was the major contributor to the company's revenue, bringing in $5.5 billion.

Apple says wearables, including the Apple Watch, the AirPods, and Beats, were the second largest contributor to revenue growth after the iPhone.

Last year, in Q1 2017, Apple's "Other" category was responsible for $4 billion in revenue, so overall revenue from that category was up $1.5 billion.

Related Roundups: Apple...

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14:24
Tim Cook announces Apple Pay is coming to Brazil soon

In today’s earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that Apple Pay will be rolling out in Brazil soon. While he didn’t give us an exact date, Cook said it would be coming soon.

more…

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14:14
Notes of interest from Apple's Q1 2018...




Revenue reached new heights in Apple's holiday 2017 quarter, but unit sales of the iPhone fell year over year, reflecting the premium-priced lineup of the iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8. Following the publications of its first fiscal quarter 2018 results, the company held a conference call with media and analysts, and notes of interest follow.

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14:12
Apple calls for lower-than-expected Q2 guidance on...




Despite Apple's revenue rising 13 percent year-over-year during the December quarter and setting a new record, about $88.3 billion, the company is guiding between $60 billion and $62 billion in revenue for the March quarter -- below market forecasts.

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14:06
Tim Cook: iPhone X 'top-selling iPhone every...




In Apple's quarterly earnings statement, Apple CEO Tim Cook declared that since it shipped to customers, the iPhone X was the biggest seller every week, outpacing the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus through November and December.

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13:57
Apple’s revenue hits an all-time quarterly high at $...

Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2018 first quarter that ended December 30, 2017. The company posted quarterly revenue of $88.3 billion, an increase of 13% from the year-ago quarter and an all-time record, and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $3.89, up 16%, also an all-time record. International sales accounted for 65 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

The average selling price of the iPhone hit approximately $796.42; this was the highest ever for the smartphone. Apple sold 77.3 million iPhones, compared to 78.3 million in the year-ago quarter. iPad sales were up slightly year-over-year from 13.1 million to 13.2 million. However, Mac sales dipped slightly from 5.4 million to 5.1 million.

“We’re thrilled to report the biggest quarter in Apple’s history, with broad-based growth that included the highest revenue ever from a new iPhone lineup. iPhone X surpassed our expectations and has been our top-selling iPhone every week since it shipped in...

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13:47
Apple Smashes Guidance with iPhone X being the Top...

Today Apple announced financial results for its fiscal 2018 first quarter ended December 30, 2017. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $88.3 billion, an increase of 13 percent from the year-ago quarter and an all-time record...

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13:47
Apple’s revenue and EPS hit all-time records

Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2018 first quarter that ended December 30, 2017. The company posted quarterly revenue of $88.3 billion, an increase of 13% from the year-ago quarter and an all-time record, and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $3.89, up 16%, also an all-time record. International sales accounted for 65 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

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13:45
Premium-priced iPhone X, iPhone 8 propel Apple to $...




Apple continued its streak of record breaking holiday quarters, coasting to new heights yet again with revenue of $88.3 billion and earnings per share of $3.89, based largely on the highest-ever average selling prices for iPhone lineup.

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13:43
Live blog: Apple’s fiscal year Q1 2018 earnings call

Just a few minutes ago, Apple officially announced its fiscal first quarter results for 2018, representing the massive holiday shopping season and the first quarter of iPhone X sales. The company reported profits of $20.1 billion on revenue of $88.3 billion, selling 77.3 million iPhones, 5.1 million Macs, and 13.2 million iPads.

Next up is Apple’s quarterly earnings call with Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri. It will kickoff at 2PM PT/5PM ET. Follow along below…

more…

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13:39
∞ Apple reports record quarterly revenue

Apple on Thursday reported its fiscal first quarter results, posting revenue of $88.3 billion, an increase of 13 percent from the year-ago quarter and an all-time record.

“We’re thrilled to report the biggest quarter in Apple’s history, with broad-based growth that included the highest revenue ever from a new iPhone lineup. iPhone X surpassed our expectations and has been our top-selling iPhone every week since it shipped in November,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We’ve also achieved a significant milestone with our active installed base of devices reaching 1.3 billion in January. That’s an increase of 30 percent in just two years, which is a testament to the popularity of our products and the loyalty and satisfaction of our customers.”

In the first quarter of 2018, Apple sold 77.3 million iPhones, down from the 78.2 million from the same quarter in 2017. The company sold 13.1 million iPads, up slightly from the 13 million sold in the year-ago quarter, and they sold 5...

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13:38
Apple Reports Record Results for 1Q 2018: $20B...

Apple today announced financial results for the first fiscal quarter of 2018, which corresponds to the fourth calendar quarter of 2017.

For the quarter, Apple posted revenue of $88.3 billion and net quarterly profit of $20.1 billion, or $3.89 per diluted share, compared to revenue of $78.4 billion and net quarterly profit of $17.9 billion, or $3.36 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. The revenue and earnings per share numbers were company records for any quarter in the company's history.

Gross margin for the quarter was 38.4 percent, compared to 38.5 percent in the year-ago quarter, with international sales accounting for 65 percent of revenue. Apple also declared an upcoming dividend payment of $0.63 per share, payable February 15 to shareholders of record as of February 12.

For the quarter,...

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13:33
Apple announces Q1 2018 revenue of $88.3b: 77.3m...

After forecasting a record quarter with revenue between $84 billion and $87 billion, Apple has just reported its quarterly results for the last three months of 2017. While Apple’s previous quarter included initial iPhone 8 sales, today’s results are the first to include initial iPhone X sales as it launched in early November.

Apple reports $88.3b in revenue and $20.1b profit from 77.3m iPhones, 13.2m iPads, and 5.1m Macs sold. That compares to $78.4b in revenue and $17.89b in profit from 78.3m iPhones, 13m iPads, and 5.3m Macs in the same quarter a year ago. Apple reported $52.6b in revenue and $10.7b profit from 46.7m iPhones, 10.3m iPads, and 5.4m Macs during the previous quarter.

Apple highlights that its active install base reached 1.3 billion devices in January, and the company forecasts revenue between $60 and $62 billion during FY2018 Q2.

Full press release after the break, and stick...

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13:30
Apple Posts Record Revenues and Profits in Q1 2018,...

Apple’s revenues and profits grew at record rates during the first financial quarter of 2018, but signs of softer unit sales indicate that more of the company’s money is coming from higher-priced, higher-margin products. The other big winners were the Services and Other Products categories.

 

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13:10
Review: Sylvania Smart+ LED flexible light strips...

Sylvania’s Smart+ LED flexible light strips work with Apple HomeKit right out-of-the-box without requiring a hub. They’re also $30 cheaper than the comparable Philips Hue solution, so what’s the catch? If you only care about the HomeKit experience, there really isn’t one. Here’s my experience:

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12:51
Hands-on: The iMac Pro’s UHS-II SD Card reader can...

Everyone gets excited about the iMac Pro’s multi-core functionality, and rightfully so. Having applications like Final Cut Pro X and Screen Flow 7, apps that take advantage of multiple cores to speed up work, can have major performance implications. Another speed-oriented iMac Pro feature can make a noticeable difference in certain workflows as well.

One of the more unheralded new additions to the iMac line is support for UHS-II SD Cards. It means that users may experience noticeably faster file transfer speeds when offloading photos and video footage to the iMac Pro from supported cards. more…

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12:33
Apple World Today News Update: February 1, 2018

Google Street Maps view of Apple Kärntner Straße location by Javi Arji 

Welcome to the shortest month of the year...that usually feels like it's two months long. Our February coverage of Apple starts with five stories from around the world of Apple:

  • Uber's latest iOS app update disabled the ability to hail a ride from within Apple Maps or using Siri
  • India builds another barrier to entry for Apple by raising custom duties on imported mobile phones from 15 to 20 percent
  • A new setting in iOS and macOS makes it possible for enterprise administrators to delay updates for up to 90 days
  • Only a little over three weeks until the first Apple retail store in Austria is set to open in Vienna
  • Slack is the latest company to do away with an Apple Watch app

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...

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12:05
Brackets 1.11.0 - Open Source Web design and...

Brackets is an Open-Source editor for Web design and development built on top of Web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The project was created and is maintained by Adobe, and is released under an MIT License.

Guiding Ideas

  • For the web, by the web
    Brackets is built using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. If you can code in Brackets, you can code on Brackets.
  • Open development works
    Brackets, is a fully open-source, community-driven project. Want to influence its direction? Join the developer list and start contributing.
  • Tools shouldn't get in your way
    Rather than clutter your workspace with floating panels, toolbars and icons, Brackets focuses on providing "Quick Edit" in-line views that provide context-sensitive access to your content, without taking you away from your code.
  • Works with your browser
    The browser is your...
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12:03
Coach releases simple and clean black and brown...

Coach has today released some new Apple Watch bands. The new Apple Watch Strap comes in black or brown while the Strap with Prints and Strap with Tea Rose are now available in new colors.

more…

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11:54
The Amazon Fire TV 4K is 21% off right now

If you need a 4K-compatible streaming device, Amazon, Staples, Best Buy, and Target have the 4K Fire TV on sale for $55 right now. That's about 21 percent off the usual price, and close to the all-time low of $50.

To read this article in...

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11:35
SuperDuper! 3.1.4 - Advanced disk cloning/recovery...

SuperDuper! is an advanced, yet easy to use disk copying program. It can, of course, make a straight copy, or "clone" -- useful when you want to move all your data from one machine to another, or do a simple backup. In moments, you can completely duplicate your boot drive to another drive, partition, or image file.

Clones for safety. To ensure you can safely roll back a system after the unexpected occurs. With a few clicks, you can easily "checkpoint" your system, preserving your computer's critical applications and files while you run on a working, bootable copy. If anything goes wrong, just reboot to the original. When you do, your current Documents, Music, Pictures -- even iSync data -- are available! You can get back to work immediately.

Clones for industry! SuperDuper has enough features to satisfy the advanced user, too. Its simple-but-powerful Copy Script feature allows complete control of exactly what files get copied,...

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11:34
ARKit 1.5 examples show how vertical surface mapping...

New ARKit enhancements will be coming in iOS 11.3 in the form of ARKit 1.5. New changes will bring improved surface mapping, an increase up to 50% in resolution, and more.

more…

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11:20
Apple HomePod vs. Google Home Max: Which high-end...




While the $399 Google Home Max and the $349 Apple HomePod are roughly aiming for the same market, both have taken very different approaches. AppleInsider compares the hardware, and delves into which speaker might work the best for you.

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11:01
Vivaldi 1.14.1077.41 - An advanced browser made with...

Vivaldi is a browser for our friends.

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

So we came to a natural conclusion:...

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

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10:50
Apple confirms HomePod audio sources limited to...




In newly-published specifications, Apple has confirmed that streaming on the Siri-equipped HomePod -- shipping Feb. 9 -- will focus mainly on its own services.

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10:22
Apple shares 'Three Minutes' feature shot...




Apple has released a new video called "Three Minutes" in Singapore, alongside a page dedicated to the tools and techniques that the director used to shoot the video completely on the iPhone X.

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10:19
Apple now offering certified refurb iPhone 7/Plus...

From 9to5Toys:

Apple is now officially offering certified refurbished iPhone 7/Plus units in the ‘Special Deals’ section of its online store. The discounts aren’t particularly steep here, with most models going for around 10% off the new condition price. Offers start at $499 for the 32GB iPhone 7 model, while the larger 7 Plus is available from $599. As always, Apple refurbished products come with all original accessories, a one-year warranty, and are eligible for AppleCare.

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10:00
Office and Windows servicing and support updates

As part of our ongoing commitment to help our enterprise customers with their deployment and maintenance of Office 365 ProPlus and Windows 10, today I join my colleague Bernardo Caldas in sharing news about servicing and support changes. You can read more about the details on our TechNet blog.

—Jared Spataro

The post Office and Windows servicing and support updates appeared first on Office Blogs.

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09:51
Curious Pokémon GO ‘nature documentary’ ad is...

Pokémon GO has today released an interesting ‘nature documentary-style’ ad promoting the game and the recent addition of new Pokémon. Meanwhile, Pokémon GO developer Niantic has purchased an AR startup.

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09:44
Instagram for iOS adds new ‘Type’ text mode for...

Instagram today is further expanding the capabilities of its stories feature. In a blog post this morning, Instagram has announced a new “Type” mode for stories that lets users share anything on their mind, with no text or video required…

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09:38
Apple Begins Selling Refurbished iPhone 7 and iPhone...

Apple today has added refurbished iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models to its online store for the first time in the United States.

iPhone 7 models are available in all three storage capacities, including 32GB for $499, 128GB for $589, and 256GB for $679, reflecting savings of 10 percent off Apple's current prices for brand new models. All five colors are currently in stock, including Black, Jet Black, Silver, Gold, and Rose Gold.

iPhone 7 Plus models with 32GB or 128GB of storage are available for $599 and $689 respectively, which is also 10 percent off. There are no 256GB models in stock. Available colors include Black, Gold, and Rose Gold.

Apple says all refurbished iPhone models are thoroughly inspected, tested, cleaned, and repackaged with a new white box and all manuals and accessories. Apple also installs a new battery and...

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09:30
9to5Toys Last Call: Beats Headphones from $60,...

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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09:27
Apple celebrates Chinese New Year with short film “...

Apple is continuing to promote the iPhone X’s camera capabilities with a new short film, Three Minutes, posted today on the company’s Singapore YouTube channel. An accompanying behind-the-scenes tutorial page has been launched on Apple’s Chinese website.

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09:27
Wall Street expects Apple to report best quarter...




Recent reports on iPhone X demand and alleged production cuts have caused concern on Wall Street, where investors eagerly await Apple's March quarter guidance from its latest earnings report. AppleInsider gives you a rundown of what to expect.

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09:26
YouTube TV coming to the Apple TV

An Apple TV app for Google’s YouTube TV is coming soon for tvOS, a YouTube representative told CNET

YouTube TV, not to be confused with the free version of YouTube, is a subscription service, costs $35/month for one membership with up to six accounts. Memberships include your local ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC streams, ESPN, regional sports networks, and more. Add on sports and premium networks like SHOWTIME and Fox Soccer Plus for an additional monthly charge.

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09:23
First 18-Core iMac benchmarks showcase obvious multi...

After a bit of a delay, the 18-core iMac Pro should be arriving to most customers sometime this month. Jonathan Morrison got his hands on the top of the line iMac Pro and put it through the obligatory benchmark tests to see how it stacked up. Right off the bat it’s evident that the 18-core iMac Pro is a multi-core performance monster, racking up a GeekBench 4 multi-core score of nearly 50,000. more…

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09:09
India thumbs their nose at Apple's sought after...

In mid-December Patently Apple posted a report titled "India Increases Taxes on Foreign Smartphones like the iPhone to give Local OEMs a Clear Market Advantage." Back then the tax on foreign smartphones was going from 10 to 15%. Obviously that tax increase didn't achieve it's goal and so the Indian government is going to raise taxes even further to push Apple and other foreign smartphone vendors to make more of their products in India.

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08:55
E-commerce company Volusion adds Apple Pay on the...




Small-business centric services provider Volusion has announced that it is creating its own "Buy Now" button for merchants, and is using Apple Pay to do it.

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08:33
Native YouTube TV app coming to Apple TV 'very...




People wanting to watch Google's YouTube TV on an Apple TV will soon be able to do so natively, without AirPlay, a YouTube representative said on Thursday.

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08:23
Minecraft 1236 - Popular sandbox building and...

Minecraft allows players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D procedurally generated world. Other activities in the game include exploration, gathering resources, crafting, and combat. Multiple gameplay modes are available, including survival modes where the player must acquire resources to build and maintain his or her health and hunger, a creative mode where players have unlimited resources to build and the ability to fly, and an adventure mode where players can create custom maps for other players to play.



Version 1236:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.8 or later running on a 64-bit Intel processor

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.8 or later



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08:08
Apple invents new Flexible Support Structures that...

Apple's work on flexible devices began in 2011 with their first patent surfacing publicly in 2013. That same patent was later granted in 2017. Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to new kinds of flexible hinges and support structures that could be applied to both accessories like an iPad cover to devices such as a MacBook, iMac and more.

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08:03
A choir of strangers accompanies David Byrne singing...

[VIDEO] So much richness here. There’s an organized performance called Choir! Choir! Choir!, where attendees (total strangers, who come to see the performance) are taught a sequence of vocal parts, then a bit of rehearsal, then they perform.

In the video embedded in the main Loop post, David Byrne (the unmistakeable voice from Talking Heads) sings David Bowie’s classic Heroes, and the crowd sings background. I would absolutely love to attend one of these performances. Bucket list.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:00
Ex-iPod director launches LTE-connected Owl security...

Home security cameras have been made way easier to access with HomeKit solutions like D-Link Omna and Logitech Circle 2, but deploying an always-on video stream from your car is a harder problem to solve. Owl is a new startup founded by an iPod veteran that’s looking to change that with its new Owl Car Cam.

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07:40
HomePod and Apple confirmed supported audio sources

Joe Rossignol, MacRumors:

Apple today updated its HomePod tech specs page with a new Audio Sources section that lists all of the ways in which the speaker can stream audio, setting the record straight on some conflicting information.

Here’s the list, from Apple’s HomePod tech specs page:

  • Apple Music
  • iTunes Music Purchases
  • iCloud Music Library with an Apple Music or iTunes Match subscription
  • Beats 1 Live Radio
  • Podcasts
  • AirPlay other content to HomePod from iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, and Mac

A week from tomorrow!

UPDATE: The question came up about Bluetooth being in the wireless section, but not listed as an audio source. I asked about it on Twitter, the response was, Bluetooth too compressed for the quality HomePod requires. So Bluetooth is used for pairing, but not music transfer....

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07:39
Latest in-app Apple Pay promo offers discount on...

Apple continues its weekly Apple Pay discounts this week with an offer from Under Armour. When users checkout via the Under Armour app using Apple Pay, they can save 10 percent on their purchase.

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07:35
Apple clarifies which audio sources are supported on...

Enlarge (credit: Apple)

Since Apple's HomePod became available for preorder last week, there has been confusion about the music it can play. Apple recently added an "audio sources" section to HomePod's tech spec webpage that lays out exactly where you can play music from using the smart speaker. These are the supported sources:

  • Apple Music (subscription required)
  • iTunes Music purchases
  • iCloud Music Library with an Apple Music or iTunes Match subscription
  • Beats 1 Live Radio
  • Podcasts
  • Content via AirPlay to HomePod from iPhone, iPad,...
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07:33
Activity app glitch on Apple Watch sees users...

An apparent glitch in the Activity app is seeing some Apple Watch owners awarded the February Challenge based on their January activity …

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07:32
Fake videogame records invalidated after 35 years

This is both arcane and fascinating. I stumbled into this rabbit hole via this Jason Snell post. His enthusiasm for the story made me dig in, then it was off to the races.

If you have any love for the history of video games, take a few minutes to immerse yourself (don’t miss the video, which might be my favorite part).

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:21
The Mac, the myth, the legend: how Snow Leopard...

Michael Steeber, 9to5Mac:

Following the news that Apple had refocused their plans for iOS 12 around stability and performance over new features, many were quick to liken the move to a “Snow Leopard release” of iOS. In recent years, the phrase has reached mythological status in the Apple community, a catch-all referring to stable software and “the good ol’ days” of the Mac.

But how did this perception develop? Was Mac OS X Snow Leopard really the gold standard of software releases, an undefeated champion in the halls of computing history?

This is a fascinating look at the history of Apple and software reliability. It pairs well with the Axios story Apple delays iOS features to focus on reliability, performance and Michael Tsai’s...

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07:16
YouTube TV’s $35/month cord-cutting service coming...

YouTube TV – a $35/month live TV package aimed as a replacement for cable TV – is now available on Roku, and YouTube has said that the Apple TV app is ‘coming very soon’ …

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07:10
WebSnapperPro 2.0.2 - $20.00

WebSnapperPro lets you capture full web pages exactly as they appear in your browser, with a single mouse click, without the need to "stitch" or cut-and-paste. Save the page as an image file or as vector-based PDF. You can print the page, send it as an email attachment, send it to Evernote, or export it to your DropBox account, right from the WebSnapperPro interface.



Version 2.0.2:

  • Fixed crashes for web pages and web archives without a title
  • Improvements to PDF metadata
  • Other small bug fixes



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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07:04
coconutBattery 3.6.6 - Displays info about your...

With coconutBattery you're always aware of your current battery health. It shows you live information about your battery such as how often it was charged and how is the current maximum capacity in relation to the original capacity your battery had when it left the factory.

Of course you are able to save the current maximum capacity of your battery. So you can see the changes of your battery health over time.

coconutBattery is and will always be freeware. There is a Plus version that can be purchased if you would like additional features. To purchase, go here.



Version 3.6.6:

  • [New] Added basic printing capabilities
  • [New] (Plus) Added iOS Battery Lifetime Analyzer
  • [Improved] (Plus) Support for Lifetime information of latest Apple SSDs
  • [Fixed] Fixed a crash when ToolBar items were removed

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07:02
∞ Apple earnings call today, and the race for $1...

The tension here, as it usually is, is the balance between past sales and future projections.

Now on to the race to $1 trillion. This is all about market capitalization, or market cap, for short. Market cap is a company’s share price times the number of shares outstanding. Here’s an Investopedia article on the concept.

As of this writing, Apple’s market cap is $860B. That’s based on a price to earning ratio of 18.25. That P/E ratio is on the high end of middling, certainly a reasonable number.

Amazon’s market cap is $696B, with a P/E ratio of 364.98. Yes, you read that correctly. In effect, Apple’s stock is grounded in actual results, while Amazon’s stock is more of a flier, based on growth and the thinking that Amazon is going to eat the world.

And Alphabet? Hot on Apple’s tail with a market cap of $811B and a P/E of 39.09. Right in the middle....

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07:01
Apple officially details HomePod audio sources...

We’ve known since last summer that HomePod will play Apple Music and Apple Podcasts directly, and audio from other sources can be played over Apple’s AirPlay. With just over a week before HomePod hits stores, Apple has officially detailed what audio can be played on the smart speaker.

more…

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07:01
Apple temporarily kicks Telegram off of App Store...




In a surprise move, Apple has removed popular messaging apps Telegram and Telegram X from the App Store, reportedly because of problems with "inappropriate content" being distributed through them. [Updated with apps' return]

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06:56
Mario Kart is coming to your phone, but don't...

Nintendo has announced that Mario Kart is coming to smartphones, but it might not roll in until next year.

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06:48
IT pros will be able to delay Apple updates for 90...




Apple has added a new variable for device management, allowing supervised iPhones, iPads, and Macs to put off upgrading to a new version of the system software for up to 90 days.

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06:47
Messaging App Telegram Pulled From Apple's App...

An anonymous reader shares a report: Apple has removed Telegram's official app from its iOS App Store. The app disappeared yesterday, shortly after Telegram launched a rewritten Telegram X app for Android. Telegram X is currently in testing on iOS, and it was also removed from the App Store. "We were alerted by Apple that inappropriate content was made available to our users and both apps were taken off the App Store," says Telegram CEO Pavel Durov. "Once we have protections in place we expect the apps to be back on the App Store."


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06:44
Qualcomm resolves dispute with Samsung, hoping to do...

Qualcomm has settled its differences with Samsung over its chip licensing practices, and says that it hopes to do the same with Apple.

While there were no lawsuits between Qualcomm and Samsung, the Korean company had been opposing the chipmaker’s appeal against a Fair Trade Commission anti-trust ruling …

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06:28
RailModeller Pro for macOS rolls to version 6

Isle of the Kakapo has rolled out RailModeller Pro 6.0, an update to their model railroad and slot car layout design solution for macOS (10.10 or later). The new version introduces Community Layouts.

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

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06:26
Apple Confirms HomePod's Supported Audio...

Apple today updated its HomePod tech specs page with a new Audio Sources section that lists all of the ways in which the speaker can stream audio, setting the record straight on some conflicting information.

Apple Music: HomePod users can ask Siri to play any of over 45 million songs available on Apple Music. A subscription is required.

iTunes Music: HomePod users can ask Siri to play any songs, albums, or audiobooks purchased from the iTunes Store.

iCloud Music Library: HomePod users can ask Siri to play any songs uploaded to a user's iCloud Music Library, including songs imported from other sources such as CDs, with an Apple Music or iTunes Match subscription.

Beats 1: HomePod users can ask Siri to play Apple's official radio station.

Podcasts: HomePod users can ask Siri to play any podcast episodes...

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06:12
Apple to open first Austrian store in Vienna on Feb...




The first-ever Apple store in Austria will open on Vienna's Kaerntner Strasse on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 9:30 a.m. local time, the company has announced.

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06:06
Apple’s challenge in India made tougher by second...

In a move which hit Apple harder than other smartphone brands, India increased the import tax on smartphones from 10% to 15% in December. Less than two months later, it has just decided to increase the rate again, this time to 20% …

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06:00
Apple looks into a ‘family sleep monitoring system’...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 20180028111) for a “family sleep monitoring system,” which would record the sleep parameters of family members by providing third party apps and a peripheral devices communicating with “mobile subscriber terminals” according to the age and interest of each family member. It would involve both iPhones, Macs, and Beddit sleep tracking hardware/software.

In the patent filing, Apple says there’s a need for a system for measuring sleep of all family members, especially of children, by providing customized peripherals and third party applications according to age and interest of each member. Apple’s proposed system would include a “distributed computer system and method that will serve for recording sleep of at least one user using a mobile subscriber terminal and a peripheral device arranged to communicate with the mobile subscriber terminal.” 

The peripheral devices would be configured to communicate sleep data via an iOS app to the...

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05:50
Apple patent involves an ambidextrous Mac mouse

Apple has been granted a patent (number 20180032158) for an ambidextrous mouse for use with Macs that’s configured for both left and right handed use. 

The mouse may include right handed buttons on the front side of the mouse and left handed buttons on the back side of the mouse. The user may change the handedness of the mouse by rotating the mouse about a vertical axis of the mouse such that the left hand can use the left hand buttons and the right hand can use the right hand buttons. 

The mouse may include a “handedness selection system” for configuring the mouse for right handed or left handed use even though the mouse has the capability for both right and left hands. In the patent filing, Apple notes that hog most mice designs work well, “there are continuing efforts to improve their form, feel and functionality.”

Of course, Apple files for — and is granted — lots of patents by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Many are for inventions that never see...

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05:45
How to stream Super Bowl LII on your iPhone, iPad or...




If you're a football fan looking to catch the Eagles play the Patriots on Sunday, there are a few options for watching on Apple devices without firing up a web browser on your Mac.

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05:37
Microsoft says Edge browser coming to iPad in beta...

Microsoft brought its Edge browser to iOS back in November after testing in October, but without optimization for the iPad. That’s all set to change, according to Microsoft’s program manager for the product …

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05:34
macOS and iOS market share both rise in January

According to the latest market share survey from NetMarketShare, the market share for both macOS and iOS both increased last month. 

According to the report, among desktop operating systems, macOS had 8.21% of the global market share in January, up from from 8.06% percent in December (that’s global market share; in the U.S. it’s over 13%). April 2016’s 9.2% was an all-time high, according to NetMarketShare’s measurements. Windows remains dominant with 88.78%.

iOS had 29.52% in January, up from 29.52% in December. This compares to 68.639% for Android.

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

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05:30
eMarketer looks at Apple’s iPhone/iPad market share...

We’ll be covering Apple's earnings this afternoon. Meanwhile, here’s some relevant data from eMarketer on Apple’s U.S. and UK market share for the iPhone and iPad as well as revenue and sales.

UK iPhone and iPad market share

In the UK, the iPhone is expected to account for a 41.4% share of smartphone users this year, an increase of just over 1% from 2017.  eMarketer estimates Android will account for 54.1% of UK smartphone users this year.

eMarketer expects there to be 18.4 million iPad users in the UK in 2018, representing 27.5% of the population. That figure also represents 50.4% of UK tablet users, - and penetration is expected to remain flat in the coming years.

This year, eMarketer estimates, 36.5 million people in the UK will use a tablet at least once per month, up from 35.6 million users last year. By 2021 this figure...

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05:28
Flex and Flow sound pack added to GarageBand’s Sound...

GarageBand has seen the first new entry in its Sound Library since the feature was added in version 2.3. The Library allows users to preview and download new Apple-designed sounds and instruments right within the app. 

These free, downloadable sound packs contain a variety of Touch Instruments, Apple loops, Live Loops templates, guitar and instrument presets and more. Users can access the Sound Library from multiple places within GarageBand and will receive alerts when new sound packs are available. 

As noted by Cult of Mac, the new one is called Flex and Flow, and it brings you “chilled hip-hop.” It contains 395 Apple Loops, 25 Alchemy synth sounds, five drum kits, and two Live Loops, contained in a 174MB download.

To preview or download the pack, tap the loop icon (between the wrench and the metronome) on the main GarageBand screen, and then tap Get...

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05:21
Apple sells a record 22 million iPhones in the U.S....

According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Pulse program, Apple sold a record 22.39 million iPhones in the U.S. market during the holiday season quarter of 2017. The tech giant grew their sell-through market share from 37% to 44%, notes the research group. This is the highest ever market share for Apple in its home market.

“Apple shipped a record 22 million iPhones for the first time ever in a quarter in USA and is note-able and impressive feat because the Q4 promotional season was not nearly as aggressive as previous years,” Research Director Jeff Fieldhack stated. “ In addition, upgrade rates are slightly lower year-over-year as smartphone subscribers are holding onto phones longer.  Apple was able to grow their sell through 20% in a market that only grew 2% compared to last year. This means Apple has been successful to take share away from Samsung in the premium.”

Research...

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05:13
Firefox 58.0.2 - Fast, safe Web browser.

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

The Web, as it's meant to be experienced

Features

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



Version 58.0.2:

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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05:10
Apple delivers record US iPhone Q4 sales and market...

We’ve already seen that analysts are expecting big things from Apple’s earnings in the final quarter of last year, and the latest numbers from Counterpoint Research lend support for that optimism.

The company estimates that within the USA Apple sold a total of 22.39M iPhones across all models in Q4 2017 – pushing its US market share to a record 44% …

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05:02
Apple's new Vienna Store will Open on February...

Apple has officially announced that their new store in Vienna will open on Saturday February 24th.

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05:00
Amazon named the world’s most valuable brand; Apple...

Amazon is the world’s most valuable brand, ahead of Apple and Google, according to the latest Brand Finance Global 500 report. The e-commerce giant’s brand value increased by 42% year on year to $150.8 billion. Apple was in first place in 2016, but was overtaken by Google in 2017.

Apple defended its second place in the ranking, with brand value rebounding to $146.3 billion after the 27% decline last year. Google has dropped from first to third position, recording a relatively slow brand value growth of 10% to $120.9 billion.

For the first time since the inception of the Brand Finance Global 500 study, technology brands claim all top five places in the league table. Samsung is fourth ($92.3 billion), and Facebook is fifth ($89.7 billion).

According...

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04:43
iFinance 4.4 - Comprehensively manage your personal...

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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04:30
We need an Apple Pencil that works with the upcoming...

I really like my Apple Pencil —and really dislike the process of charging it. We need a better solution. How about an Apple Pencil that works with the upcoming AirPower?

Currrently, to charge the Pencil, you take off its cap and plug it into the Lightning connector on your iPad Pro. This creates two problems. One: that darned cap is easy to lose (ask me how I know). Two: the Apple Pencil sticks out from the iPad Pro like a sore thumb, just waiting to be snapped off (which would be bad for the input device AND the tablet).

You can also plug your Apple Pencil into a USB port with the Apple Pencil Charging Adapter and a Lightning to USB cable. This is still inelegant. 

Would it be feasible to have an updated Apple Pencil that works with the AirPower when it’s released? Apple’s wireless charging pad will purportedly be able to charge a Qi-compatible iPhone, an Apple Watch, and a pair of AirPods (in a special wireless charging case) at the same time regardless of...

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04:28
By 2027, ‘tens of billions’ of smart objects will be...

By 2027, “tens of billions” of smart objects will be Internet-enabled with IP addresses, according to a new report from Research and Markets (www.researchandmarkets.com).

Expenditures on buying and installing actual Internet of Things (IoT_ networks is much more modest, contrary to heroic forecasts made by most analysts and manufacturers in the past, adds the research group. Node forecasts have now been reduced in the light of what has happened, though systems figures have been increased.

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04:17
LibreOffice upgraded to version 6.0

The Document Foundation has released LibreOffice 6.0 (https://www.libreoffice.org), an update of the LibreOffice family for macOS, Windows, Linux and the cloud. It adds a large number of significant new features to the core engine and to individual modules (Writer, Calc and Impress/Draw), with the objective of providing users the best in terms of personal productivity, according to the folks at The Document Foundation.

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04:11
Wall Street is expecting big numbers in today’s AAPL...

Apple is due to announce its fiscal Q1 2018 (calendar Q4 2017) earnings today, and despite all the doom-and-gloom stories of late, Wall Street is expecting big numbers.

In its previous earnings call, Apple gave an unusually wide guidance range for its Q1 revenue. The company has generally narrowed it to a range of $2B, but uncertainty over iPhone X sales is the the likely explanation for the $3B span this time around …

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04:00
myNews Pro is a great Mac app for news junkies

Are you a news junkie? If so, you’ll want to check out AppGeneration’s myNews Pro for macOS (10.10 and later) offers easy access to news of all kind from all over the world — more than 5,000 online newspapers from 80 countries, to be exact. 

The $3.99 app also allows you to read the news on your native language without having to leave the app. Since it auto translates newspaper websites, it enables you to read a Chinese newspaper in Russian, an English tech magazine in Spanish or a Thai economic newspaper in French.

You can browse newspaper websites without leaving the app. You can read such titles as USA Today, Le Monde, The Guardian, Daily Mail, Financial Times, Bild, La Repubblica, El Mundo, De Telegraaf, The New York Times, Le Figaro, Die Zeit, Corriere della Sera, El Pais, The Daily Telegraph, Folha de So Paulo, The Washington Post, Toronto Star, Komsomolskaya Pravda and many...

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04:00
Is it the end of the line for the ‘i’ at Apple?...

The discovery that in iOS 11.3 Apple is renaming the iBooks app to “Books” seemed... not particularly revelatory. We’ve all read about how Apple’s been slowly stripping away the lower-case-i prefix from older products. New products and services are a generic word preceded with the word “Apple,” as in Apple TV and Apple Watch. This is the conventional wisdom. But is it true?

No, kill ‘i’

Apple’s made no pronouncements itself about it. Yes, it seems the “i” prefix introduced with the iMac 20 years ago has fallen out of favor. (I’m reminded of the time when Steve Jobs said that the “power” prefix of the PowerBook and Power Mac had gotten tired.) And yet that same prefix continues to appear in front of some of Apple’s most popular products and platforms! Meanwhile, Apple has announced new hardware—like AirPods and the HomePod—with...

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03:56
Apple Breaks U.S. Record in Q4 for iPhone Sales and...

Naysayers who reported that iPhone X demand was weak have been proven wrong again. On January 10 Kantar and Morgan Stanley noted that iPhone Sales in China were staggering. On January 23 Canalys reported that the iPhone X was the #1 smartphone model in the world for Q4 2017. Today, Counterpoint reports that in the U.S., Apple`s iPhone sales broke a record with the iPhone X doubling sales of Apple's iPhone 8 and 8-Plus models.

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Feb. 1, 2018

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

iOS Apps/Updates

Ayo: A Rain Tale is a $2.99 a side-scrolling platformer. In the game you embark on a dangerous journey to help Ayo fetch water for her family. Overcome challenges and enemies as you explore Sub-Saharan Africa – gaining skills, wisdom, and courage along the way. Experience Ayo's harsh desert environment as she confronts her fears and braves the unforgiving drought.

macOS Apps/Updates

Hyperbolic Software has introduced Tidy Up 5, an update of the duplicate finding and disk tidiness app, developed exclusively for the...

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03:30
How to set the default wireless network in macOS...

By default, macOS High Sierra attempts to join the wireless network it was most recently connected to. However, if you’re like me, you have a Wi-Fi network you use the most often. You can set it as the default network in macOS High Sierra.

The wireless networks your computer has connected to are listed in the Wi-Fi pane of Network preferences. You can set up your Mac to join a preferred network when you start your computer, wake it from sleep, or turn Wi-Fi on. Here’s how:

  • Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Network.
  • Click Wi-Fi in the list at the left, then click Advanced.
  • If Wi-Fi isn’t in the list, make sure your Mac has wireless capability, then click the Add button (a plus sign) at the bottom of the list. Click the Interface pop-up menu, choose Wi-Fi, give the service a name, then click Create.
  • Click Wi-Fi.

If the network you expect to see isn’t in the preferred networks list, click the Add button at...

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03:15
18-core iMac Pro customers begin to receive shipping...

Three of the four iMac Pro sub-groups have shipped, with purchasers of the 18-core model now getting notifications that the machines are on their way.

Anonymous sources close to the story have stated that “a small number of early orders have shipped to U.S. customers.” No information was available about international orders, although it’s assumed that they’re expected to ship in the near future.

Sources have also confirmed that the 14-core model has not shipped as of yet, and there are no guesses as to when this will happen.

The news follows a number of MacRumors readers noting that they had received shipping notifications for their iMac Pro units. This had also happened in early January, albeit the emails from Apple at the time were sent in error.

The iMac Pro has a base configuration with an eight-core processor running at 3.2 gigahertz, 32 gigabytes of ECC DDR4 2666 RAM, a Vega 56 GPU with 8GB of VRAM, and 1 terabyte of flash storage. Configurations...

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03:00
Home app to help manage HomePod software updates

It looks like you’ll use Apple’s Home app to update your HomePod once it arrives.

Developer Guilherme Rambo dug into Apple’s iOS code and found the HomePod software update mechanism. Along with alerting you to new software updates, the Home app will also let you enable automatic software updates, much like Apple TV.

While this is a little bit unexpected, it also fits into Apple’s history of sometimes building in Frankenstein-esque functionality into its apps, much like the way iTunes grew to become a central hub for media and devices.

Using the Home app to manage HomePod may be a hint that Apple plans to make the device more useful as a stationary Siri interface. Or, it may just be the app Apple decided was the best fit for managing the speaker updates.

HomePod functions as a smart speaker with Siri voice control support. It boasts seven tweeters, a woofer, and six far-field microphones packed into its canister body. Along with music streaming, the...

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03:00
Super Bowl streaming: What to expect in terms of...

Options abound for watching the big game without cable, but matching cable-TV quality is another story.

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00:19
Apple completes renovation of historic storefront at...

Left photo via Mario Habenbacher on Twitter.

After well over a year of planning and construction, Apple’s first ever retail store in Austria has an opening date set for February 24th, according to a teaser page on Apple’s retail website.

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00:00
Gartner: device shipments will increase 2.1% in 2018

Worldwide shipments of devices — PCs, tablets and mobile phones — totaled 2.28 billion units in 2017, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com).Shipments are on course to reach 2.32 billion units in 2018, an increase of 2.1%.

The research group says two markets will drive overall growth in device shipments in 2018. First is the mobile phone market, led by the high-end smartphone segment. Second is the premium ultramobile market, where thin and light Apple and Microsoft Windows 10 devices are stimulating higher demand. 

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Wednesday January 31

20:59
Merlin Project 4.3.4 - $289.00

Merlin Project is the leading professional project management software for OS X.

If you plan complex projects on your Mac, you won’t get far with a simple list of tasks. Good planning raises questions about the dependencies of activities on each other, the impact of delays on the project completion date, and budget planning.

These are precisely the answers Merlin Project provides for your projects - with just a few mouse clicks. Download now our free demo version and test Merlin Project on OS X for full 30 days.



Version 4.3.4:

Fixed Issues:

  • Improved general stability.
  • Filtering by resources could lead to wrong results in sub-projects.
  • When showing the list of filters, the window layout could get damaged.
  • Some XML files containing activity priorities could not be imported.
  • HTML export of cumulated time-phased values was not working.
  • Exporting and importing sub-projects...
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20:59
Tidy Up 5.0 - Find duplicate files and tidy up your...

Tidy Up is a full-featured duplicate finder and disk-tidiness utility.

Features

  • Supports Lightroom: it is now possible to search and collect duplicates directly in the Lightroom library.
  • Multiple libraries support: capability to search in the supported apps (Lightroom, Photos, iTunes, Mail, Aperture, and iPhoto) by comparing multiple libraries of the same app with multiple libraries of different apps of the same kind (for example 2 Photos libraries and 3 Lightroom libraries)
  • Added the support to hard links: search for hard links or exclude them from the search and replace the found items with hard links.
  • Search for unique items gains strength: it’s now possible to use multiple criteria to search for unique items (items that have no duplicates).
  • Possibility to handle the found items at the administrator level: just allow the installation of the privileged tool and do the cleaning job. This is particularly...
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20:59
Lyn 1.9.6 - Lightweight image browser and viewer.

Lyn is a fast, lightweight image browser and viewer designed for photographers, graphic artists, and Web designers. Featuring an extremely versatile and aesthetically pleasing interface, it delivers an easy-to-use geotagging technology and a complete solution for sharing your photographs. The new editing inspector gives you everything to turn your shots into great photos. Adjust exposure, color temperature, brightness, and contrast, or reveal image details with highlight and shadow adjustments. You can experiment and convert your color photos to black and white, try a classic sepia tone, or add a vignette.

Lyn natively supports all popular image formats like JPEG, TIFF, JPEG 2000, PNG, PPM, TGA, RAW, HDR, OpenEXR, animated GIF, and any other image format supported by OS X. It also integrates a movie player to watch camera recordings.

Features

  • Progressive display, on single- or multiple-monitor configurations, of images of virtually any...
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20:59
Printopia 3.0.7 - Share Mac printers with iOS...

Run Printopia on your Mac to share its printers to any capable iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Printopia will also add virtual printers, allowing you to save print-outs to your Mac and send to apps.

  • Wireless Printing To Your Mac's Printers - Whether you have an inkjet printer plugged into your Mac, a laser printer plugged into your router or even a network printer, if your Mac can print to it, Printopia will share it. Printopia even supports many password-protected printers.
  • Easy, Instant Set-up - Double-click to install Printopia, and within seconds see most any connected printers on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. You'll also see Printopia's "Send To Mac" and "Send To Dropbox on Mac" virtual printers. That's it!
  • Serious Security For Privacy and Peace of Mind - With the addition of password protection for your printers, Printopia is a great solution for a shared environment such as...
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20:59
LibreOffice 6.0.0.3 - Free, open-source office suite.

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

Many different language versions are available here.



Version 6.0.0.3:

  • The Notebookbar, although still an experimental feature, has been enriched with two new variants: Grouped Bar Full for Writer, Calc and Impress, and Tabbed Compact for Writer. The Special Characters dialog has been reworked, with the addition of lists for Recent and Favorite characters, along with a Search field. The Customize dialog has also been redesigned, and is now more modern and intuitive.
  • In Writer, a Form menu has been added, making it easier to access one of the most powerful - and often unknown - LibreOffice features...
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20:59
Carbon Copy Cloner 5.0.6 - Easy-to-use backup/...

Carbon Copy Cloner backups are better than ordinary backups. Suppose the unthinkable happens while you're under deadline to finish a project: your Mac is unresponsive and all you hear is an ominous, repetitive clicking noise coming from its hard drive. With ordinary backups, you'd spend your day rushing out to a store to buy a new hard drive and then sit in front of your computer reinstalling the operating system and restoring data.

With Carbon Copy Cloner, your data and the operating system's data are all preserved on a bootable volume, ready for production at a moment's notice. When disaster strikes, simply boot from your backup and get back to using your Mac. At your convenience, replace the failed hard drive and then let CCC restore the OS, your data and your settings directly from the backup in one easy step.

Any backup application can save your stuff. A CCC bootable backup will save your productivity too!



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20:59
Luminar 2018 1.1.1 - Powerful, adaptive,...

Luminar 2018 is the new full-featured image editor that adapts to the way you edit photos. Over 300 essential tools to fix, edit, and enhance your photos with comfort. The future of photo editing is here.

Features

  • Adaptive Interface Inspires You Do to More - While other photo editors make you adapt to their interface, Luminar adapts to your skill level. There is no need to face dozens of sliders if you simply want to remove an object from an image or apply a preset. But if you do need to perform some serious tasks, you can easily access all the advanced features.
  • Powerful Tools Allow You to Do More - Luminar lets you remove unwanted objects, color casts and digital noise. It helps you retouch skin and reveals the hidden details in your photos. It features layers with blend modes, texture overlays and powerful image masking. Easily edit upper and lower sections of the image without having to make any...
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20:59
A Better Finder Rename 10.25 - $29.99

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 10.25:

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20:24
PSA: Uber update seemingly disables Apple Maps...




Uber's latest iOS app update, released on Jan. 22, appears to have disabled compatibility with Apple Maps extensions, meaning users looking to hail rides within Apple's mapping app are out of luck until the issue is resolved.

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18:48
Slack is latest major service to drop standalone...




Enterprise messaging platform Slack updated its iOS app on Wednesday and in doing so announced the deprecation of its standalone Apple Watch app, marking the latest major service to dump Apple's wrist-bound wearable.

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18:45
Apple reminds podcasters of Podcast Analytics &...

Apple this evening sent an email to podcasters outlining some reminders about changes to the Apple Podcasts platform, as well as an announcement that makes podcast submission easier for hosting partners…

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18:26
Telegram & Telegram X messaging apps both...

Popular messaging app Telegram has today disappeared from the App Store on iPhone and iPad. Interestingly, both the primary Telegram app and the faster, Swift-built alternative Telegram X have been removed without any reasoning from the company itself…

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18:10
Nintendo developing mobile 'Mario Kart Tour...




Nintendo on Wednesday announced it is currently developing a mobile installment "Mario Kart" set to debut in fiscal 2019, a release that will bring the company's immensely popular racing franchise to iOS for the first time.

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17:59
Nintendo Working on 'Mario Kart Tour' Game...

Nintendo this evening announced that a new mobile game is in the works, and this time the company is planning to bring a major fan favorite series to iOS devices -- Mario Kart.

According to Nintendo, a new Mario Kart game called "Mario Kart Tour" is in development. Little is known about the game at this time, but Nintendo says it will be released by March 2019.

The checkered flag has been raised and the finish line is near. A new mobile application is now in development: Mario Kart Tour! #MarioKartTour Releasing in the fiscal year ending in March 2019. pic.twitter.com/8GIyR7ZM4z

— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 1, 2018

Mario Kart is on of Nintendo's most popular titles, and a Mario...

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17:52
Nintendo officially announces new Mario Kart game...

After years of requests from users, Nintendo today officially announced that a mobile version of Mario Kart is under development. While specifics remain unclear, the company says the game will be released sometime in the next 13 months…

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17:26
Apple suppliers hint at slowing iPhone sales ahead...

As we await the release of Apple’s first quarter earnings tomorrow, some of the company’s suppliers are offering a peak at what we might see. As Bloomberg notes, both Qualcomm and Broadcom implied during their own respective earnings announcements that iPhone orders are slowing down more than normal for this time of year…

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17:02
Apple ceases code signing for older iOS versions...




Apple on Wednesday stopped signing iOS 11.2,11.2.1 and 11.2.2 following last week's release of iOS 11.2.5, ensuring iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners are running the latest version of the mobile operating system.

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16:40
How to transfer your iPhone or Mac Photo library to...




Storing an entire collection of photographs in Apple's Photos app on macOS can be a great way of keeping precious memories in order, but there are occasions when it needs to be stored on an external hard drive. AppleInsider explains how to shift the Photos Library to a new location while keeping all images safe and intact.

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16:23
Apple stops signing older versions of iOS following...

Apple this evening has stopped signing three previous versions of iOS following the release of iOS 11.2.5 last week. Specifically, the company has stopped signing iOS 11.2, iOS 11.2.1, and iOS 11.2.2 for all devices…

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16:14
Hawaii officials fire officer who triggered false...

On January 13th, an officer of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) triggered a missile alert that plunged residents statewide into temporary chaos before the alarm was called off as a mistake. While news emerged yesterday that the employe...

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16:07
Apple's iPhone X outsold iPhone 8 series 2-to-1...




Bucking -- seemingly spurious -- claims that Apple is cutting iPhone X production due to weak demand, a report from Counterpoint on Wednesday found the flagship iPhone outsold its iPhone 8 and 8 Plus siblings by a 2-to-1 ratio. And it wasn't because iPhone sales flagged.

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16:06
AT&T says revamped DirecTV Now w/ cloud DVR...

After teasing a major DirecTV Now enhancement in the past, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson now says that update will come sometime in the spring of 2018. As previously announced, the revamped DirecTV Now will offer cloud-based DVR, interface updates, and more…

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15:48
018: Square Cash supporting Bitcoin, HomePod versus...

Today we’ve got Apple confirming a DOJ and SEC investigation, the latest CarPlay SUV to hit the road, Square Cash getting into Bitcoin, and Michael Steeber on how Snow Leopard became synonymous with stability.

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15:25
Apple Music gets access to exclusive mixes from...




Apple Music has scored exclusive access to content from three of the world's top DJs, Steve Aoki, Sigala and DJ Suss One, which will arrive as part of a library of mixes coming to the streaming service thanks to rights management firm Dubset.

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15:21
AT&T's big DirecTV Now update arrives this...

You now have a better idea of when AT&T's next-gen TV platform will roll out to streamers on a larger scale. Alongside the telecom's latest earnings, CEO Randall Stephenson has confirmed that the "next-gen" DirecTV Now will launch in spring 2018....

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15:15
Slack communication app slacking off, removes Apple...

In the latest release of Slack for iOS, the company has removed its Apple Watch counterpart as a whole. So, for those who were hopeful that the Watch app would go independent, this is sad news.

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15:09
Plans for a new Apple Store in Arizona has been...

ABC News Arizona has reported that a new Apple store is headed for Scottsdale, Arizona.

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14:56
Qualcomm share prices drop despite rosy earnings,...




Despite beating street estimates on the back of market diversification, Qualcomm stock is down in aftermarket trading as shareholders await the resolution of external issues including an ongoing Apple licensing dispute, government probes and a hostile takeover by competitor Broadcom.

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14:54
Apple Music adds exclusive DJ mixes from Steve Aoki...

Spotify and Apple Music partnered up with Dubset, a rights-management and distribution platform for DJs and remixers, a couple of years ago. Sony Music and independent record company Merlin also partnered with the company to make sure samples in remi...

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14:34
Comcast adds Super Bowl-specific voice cues to...

Comcast has been expanding entertainment options Xfinity X1 platform, from fantasy football to Jackbox games on its cable boxes. But in anticipation of Americans' most entertaining weekend, the company has added new voice commands to help fans catch...

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14:12
Square Cash now allows anyone to buy and sell bitcoin

Square's Cash App has been helping people send and receive money without fees for a while now. Originally an money-by-email service, Cash App has grown into a more robust offering with its own prepaid Visa card. The company has been testing buying an...

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13:48
Microsoft's cloud business just keeps growing

If there's one major takeaway from Microsoft's earnings reports over the last few years, it's this: The cloud is everything for Microsoft. And, based on the company's financials for the second quarter of 2018, its success in the cloud doesn't appear...

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13:47
AppleCare+ Mac warranties come to Australia &...




Mac buyers down under can now opt into AppleCare+ plans, which offer up to three years of warranty coverage, including cheaper rates for two incidents of accidental damage.

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13:44
Trump reportedly seeks massive budget cuts to clean...

The Trump administration has made it very clear that it is pro fossil fuels and has little interest in pushing programs the promote renewable energy. Now, the Washington Post reports that the president's proposed 2019 budget slashes funds for Energy...

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13:20
We spend less time on Facebook, but it still makes...

The past few weeks haven't been easy for Facebook. After announcing an overhaul to its News Feed earlier this month, one that places emphasis on people's interactions over content from brands, the company has been taking heat for its new approach. No...

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13:17
Apple updates Support app for iOS, adds new...

Apple today made a pair of small announcements for developers and users. First off, the company has pushed a small update for the Apple Support app on iOS. Furthermore, Apple added new capabilities to Transporter, its command-line delivery tool…

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13:11
Apple extends AppleCare+ for Mac to New Zealand and...

Apple has today extended its AppleCare+ for Mac program, previously only available in the United States and Japan, to New Zealand and Australia

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13:05
Twitter now says 1.4 million users interacted with...

Midway through January, Twitter posted a public statement on their blog confirming that over 677,000 users had followed, liked or retweeted messages from Russian-backed spam accounts. The social network reached out to inform everyone who had. But tod...

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13:01
Developers Demo Augmented Reality Improvements...

The iOS 11.3 update, seeded to developers and public beta testers last week, introduces ARKit 1.5, an upgraded version of the set of tools developers can use to create augmented reality apps for the iPhone and the iPad.

As it turns out, ARKit 1.5 can do a lot of neat things. It can map irregularly shaped surfaces for better detection of your surroundings, and it can also recognize and map vertical surfaces like walls and doors, so you can use AR to place and detect items on walls.

Over the course of the last week, developers have been testing out ARKit 1.5 and sharing short demo videos on Twitter, providing a look at just what will be possible with augmented reality apps when iOS 11.3 is available.

Vertical surface detection, for example, is shown off in the video below. A realistic-looking tunnel is projected on a wall, and while this doesn't have any immediate usage implications,...

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13:00
GoPro's Plus service will replace your busted...

GoPro has amped up its Plus subscription in a big way. The offering, which was mostly a back-up service for your photos and videos, now comes with device replacement for the same price. GoPro says if you break your camera, it'll replace it for you wi...

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12:58
Mastercard disrupts payment industry with innovation...

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

Disruption in the payment industry is all about simplification, expedience, and secure global connections. Mastercard is leading the charge to a “world beyond cash,” creating products and services such as the company’s new digital wallet, Masterpass, and tokenization solutions that improve the security of digital payments. These advances continue the company’s long history of innovation, rooted firmly in its culture and people. That’s why it’s so exciting that Mastercard uses Microsoft 365 to incentivize and engage its employees through highly secure, modern workplaces—where creative collaboration happens as quickly and seamlessly as any Mastercard payment.

Here’s what Ed McLaughlin, president of Mastercard Operations and Technology, has to say about the company’s adoption...

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12:53
As other analysts cut AAPL estimates, Guggenheim...




Ahead of Apple's December quarter results, analysts have been slashing targets for the company, based on a belief that iPhone sales are slower than expected. But Robert Cihra of Guggenheim hasn't budged on his $215 price target, telling investors on Wednesday that he sees the iPhone X as the start of a multi-year upgrade cycle.

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12:52
Apple iPhone X review

Digital Photography Review’s site is my go-to place for information and reviews of cameras. Their reviews are authoritative and exhaustive.

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12:52
Apple World Today News Update: January 31, 2018

We leave the month of January with an extended edition of the AWT News Update podcast:

  • Apple is crippling macOS Server later this spring and asking administrators to consider switching to open source versions of the apps that make up the server package
  • 18-core iMac Pros are on the way to some lucky folks who ordered the powerful computer
  • One feature to expect in Apple operating systems later this year is the ability for developers to easily port iOS apps to Mac, with iPad apps reportedly requiring little or no changes to run on macOS
  • Apple responds to SEC and DOJ investigations with a statement describing its intentions in throttling iPhone CPUs

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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12:30
Logitech adds notification snapshots, whole-home...




Looking to ramp up appeal, Logitech on Wednesday announced a pair of upgrades for the Circle 2, its iPhone- and iPad-compatible security camera.

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12:30
NVIDIA proves the cloud can replace a high-end...

A year ago, NVIDIA's GeForce Now game-streaming service let me play The Witcher 3, a notoriously demanding PC-only title, on a MacBook Air. This year, NVIDIA finally unveiled the Windows version of the service, and it was even more impressive. I was...

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12:08
YouTube TV snags rights to local Los Angeles FC...

You can certainly watch sports on cord-cutting TV services, but major sports exclusives? Not until now. YouTube TV has reached a deal that makes it the official live TV and video partner for Major League Soccer's brand new team, the Los Angeles Foo...

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12:00
Upload App Previews with Transporter

You can now use Transporter, Apple’s command-line delivery tool, to upload app previews to iTunes Connect. Transporter integrates with your content management system to deliver your app metadata in bulk using XML, which is especially useful for adding and managing multiple localizations. For details on using Transporter to upload app previews, see the App Metadata Specification.

Learn more about app previews.

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12:00
Upload App Previews with Transporter

You can now use Transporter, Apple’s command-line delivery tool, to upload app previews to iTunes Connect. Transporter integrates with your content management system to deliver your app metadata in bulk using XML, which is especially useful for adding and managing multiple localizations. For details on using Transporter to upload app previews, see the App Metadata Specification.

Learn more about app previews.

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12:00
Can Amazon Go help the unbanked go digital?

If Amazon's newly opened Go supermarket is any indicator, shopping with physical currency won't be an option for much longer. Instead of human cashiers (or even self-checkout stands), the store relies on a range of technology to know who's shopping a...

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11:55
Printopia 3.0.7 - Share Mac printers with iOS...

Run Printopia on your Mac to share its printers to any capable iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Printopia will also add virtual printers, allowing you to save print-outs to your Mac and send to apps.

  • Wireless Printing To Your Mac's Printers - Whether you have an inkjet printer plugged into your Mac, a laser printer plugged into your router or even a network printer, if your Mac can print to it, Printopia will share it. Printopia even supports many password-protected printers.
  • Easy, Instant Set-up - Double-click to install Printopia, and within seconds see most any connected printers on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. You'll also see Printopia's "Send To Mac" and "Send To Dropbox on Mac" virtual printers. That's it!
  • Serious Security For Privacy and Peace of Mind - With the addition of password protection for your printers, Printopia is a great solution for a shared environment such as...
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11:51
Democrats demand more from Facebook and Twitter on #...

Last week, Representative Adam Schiff and Senator Dianne Feinstein asked Facebook and Twitter to investigate whether Russia-linked accounts were involved in spreading the #ReleaseTheMemo campaign. The hashtag refers to a memo written by Republican Re...

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11:49
External Link: The Legend of Snow Leopard

In the view of many long-time Mac users, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard was the pinnacle of Apple’s desktop software, with every update since a step backward in one way or another. 9to5Mac’s Michael Steeber looks into this phenomenon and its origins. Along with the timing and pricing issues Steeber mentions, an argument could be made that Snow Leopard was the last version of OS X before Apple started to add iOS elements in 10.7 Lion. Plus, Snow Leopard was the last version of OS X to support Rosetta, and thus the last version that could run PowerPC applications. Despite all this, it’s worth remembering that Snow Leopard hasn’t seen a security update in years.

 

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11:35
Early 18-core iMac Pro orders now shipping to US...




Apple is now shipping three out of four of it's major sub-groups of iMac Pro models, with purchasers of the 18-core model now getting notifications that the machines are on their way.

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11:32
Amazon patent details hand-tracking wristbands for...

Companies are all about making sure you're working, and they're using increasingly high-tech solutions to do so. One firm in London uses AI to analyze your daily behavior, while the FreshTeam messaging app can track employee locations. Now, Amazon wa...

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11:15
Apple Selling New 'UNDEFEATED' Beats Pill...

Apple's Beats By Dre brand has teamed up with UNDEFEATED for a new series of products featuring a tiger camouflage design in shades of green, white, and black.

The collaboration includes a new set of UNDEFEATED BeatsX Earphones and a new Beats Pill+ speaker, both of which come in a unique colorway and are available to purchase from Apple's online store.

The BeatsX Earphones, available for $179.95, are black and green with a matching tiger camo carrying case.

The Beats Pill+ Speaker, available for $199, uses the same camo pattern for the speaker mesh, with a black middle section for the control buttons that features prominent UNDEFEATED branding. It ships with an olive green...

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11:15
Logitech adds snapshot alerts to HomeKit-enabled...

Logitech has released a new firmware update to Circle 2 cameras that adds snapshot alerts for free. The feature sends a still image as a notification to your iPhone when motion is detected so you can know if it needs your attention or not.

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11:07
Researchers treat ear defect by growing implants...

While scientists have been working on growing organs and body parts like ears for some time, researchers in China have taken it one important step further. They've grown new ears for five children with microtia -- an ear defect that results in small,...

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10:59
Apple offers online battery reservations in Canada,...

Apple has started testing a new way for customers to reserve battery replacements through its Support website in Canada. Meanwhile, the company is recommending for customers to call or chat with Apple Support for reservations in other regions.

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10:34
Apple launches iPhone battery replacement...




Apple appears to be launching a trial of a iPhone replacement reservation program in Canada, with the app taking names for particular models, and promising to alert users when the battery is available locally.

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10:30
How to watch the Super Bowl without cable

Options abound for checking out all the championship action on whatever screen you choose.

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10:28
The Mac, The Myth, The Legend: How Snow Leopard...

Following the news that Apple had refocused their plans for iOS 12 around stability and performance over new features, many were quick to liken the move to a “Snow Leopard release” of iOS. In recent years, the phrase has reached mythological status in the Apple community, a catch-all referring to stable software and “the good ol’ days” of the Mac.

But how did this perception develop? Was Mac OS X Snow Leopard really the gold standard of software releases, an undefeated champion in the halls of computing history? Believe it or not, the meme is almost as old as the software itself.

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10:27
Two former Apple TV designers serve up Caffeine

Two former Apple TV designers, Ben Keighran and Sam Roberts, have raised $46 million in  in two rounds of funding led by Silicon Valley VC firms Andreessen Horowitz and Greylock Partners to launch Caffeine, a startup looking to take on Amazon-owned Twitch with a new social-broadcasting service, reports Variety.

Before starting Caffeine, Keighran worked at product design lead for Apple TV. He joined Apple in 2012, when the tech giant acquired Chomp, a search startup he co-founded and led as CEO. Roberts previously worked at Apple as a senior user experience designer and was a senior designer for Apple TV, iPhoto, Aperture, and other products.

Caffeine is a social broadcasting platform and community for gaming, entertainment, and the creative arts. It allows you to engage in real-time with broadcasters or viewers. You can even...

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10:11
Weak US Dollar will supercharge Apple's already...




Over the past year, the weakening U.S. dollar has created an increasingly favorable currency exchange environment boosting the value of Apple's foreign revenues as stated in dollars. That will have a significant impact on the company's quarterly earnings reported tomorrow.

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10:03
Square Cash app now lets you easily buy and sell...

If you’re curious about the Bitcoin craze but haven’t jumped in yet, Square Cash has made it super simple to buy and sell Bitcoin from your iPhone. Square CEO Jack Dorsey says Cash added Bitcoin trading because the company sees Bitcoin “as a long-term path towards greater financial access for all.”

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10:00
RavPower's 20,000mAh power bank is just $26...

Charger maker RavPower is having a one-day sale on Amazon today. The discounts are decent across the board, but the best item of the bunch is a 20,000mAh dual-port power bank for $26. This deal lasts until just before midnight on Wednesday Pacific time.

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09:31
Popular iOS email client Polymail update now...

The popular iOS email client Polymail has some major updates coming today, according to the company blog. New features include advanced search, semantic date entry, and support for Windows with web access.

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Apple TV 64GB $170, High-end...

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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09:20
Apple Still Aims To Allow iPad Apps To Run on Macs...

Apple's push for performance and security improvements over new features will also apply to this year's Mac software, Axios reported on Wednesday, but one key feature remains on the roadmap for 2018: The ability for Macs to run iPad apps. From the report: On the Mac side, this is taking the form of a new project around security as well as improvements in performance when waking and unlocking the system. While users would certainly welcome changes that make their systems run better and more securely, customers tend to be more motivated to make purchases based on new features rather than promised improvements around security or performance, which can be tough to judge. The signature new feature for the Mac -- the ability to run iPad apps -- is a significant undertaking that adds a high degree of complexity to this year's OS release.

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08:55
Steve Wozniak explains one big problem he has with...

After initially holding out on picking up an iPhone X, Steve Wozniak said last month that Tim Cook sent him one. While he hasn’t shared much about his thoughts on the flagship iPhone to date, last week he described some of his biggest frustrations with the iPhone X in a talk at the Nordic Business Forum in Stockholm.

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08:46
Amazon's Super Bowl ad reveals the same old...




After a teaser suggested new voice options could be coming to Alexa, the release of Amazon's full Super Bowl spot reveals it was all just a joke, setting up a primetime ad where celebrities substitute in for Alexa -- and poorly.

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08:31
Carbon Copy Cloner 5.0.6 - Easy-to-use backup/...

Carbon Copy Cloner backups are better than ordinary backups. Suppose the unthinkable happens while you're under deadline to finish a project: your Mac is unresponsive and all you hear is an ominous, repetitive clicking noise coming from its hard drive. With ordinary backups, you'd spend your day rushing out to a store to buy a new hard drive and then sit in front of your computer reinstalling the operating system and restoring data.

With Carbon Copy Cloner, your data and the operating system's data are all preserved on a bootable volume, ready for production at a moment's notice. When disaster strikes, simply boot from your backup and get back to using your Mac. At your convenience, replace the failed hard drive and then let CCC restore the OS, your data and your settings directly from the backup in one easy step.

Any backup application can save your stuff. A CCC bootable backup will save your productivity too!



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07:59
Merlin Project 4.3.4 - $289.00

Merlin Project is the leading professional project management software for OS X.

If you plan complex projects on your Mac, you won’t get far with a simple list of tasks. Good planning raises questions about the dependencies of activities on each other, the impact of delays on the project completion date, and budget planning.

These are precisely the answers Merlin Project provides for your projects - with just a few mouse clicks. Download now our free demo version and test Merlin Project on OS X for full 30 days.



Version 4.3.4:

Fixed Issues:

  • Improved general stability.
  • Filtering by resources could lead to wrong results in sub-projects.
  • When showing the list of filters, the window layout could get damaged.
  • Some XML files containing activity priorities could not be imported.
  • HTML export of cumulated time-phased values was not working.
  • Exporting and importing sub-projects...
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07:59
Acura rolls out MDX Sport Hybrid SUV with Apple...




Honda's luxury Acura brand is on Thursday launching the 2018 MDX Sport Hybrid, a sport utility with support for Apple CarPlay, which lets iPhone owners control Siri and compatible iOS apps from their dashboard.

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07:55
Phil Schiller on HomePod

Sound & Vision is an audio, video consumer products magazine. They had the chance to sit down with Phil Schiller to talk HomePod.

A few tidbits:

We think we can create a new kind of music experience in the home that sounds incredible, and is fun to interact with. That’s what’s driving us with HomePod. And it can also be the hub for your smart home. Voice technologies like Siri are also gaining in popularity with Siri responding to over 2 billion requests each week. This helps us understand how people actually interact with their devices, what they ask, and helps us create a product for the home that makes sense.

The HomePod as hub. That’s as advertised.

Siri, over 2 billion requests each week. That’s a lot of data, and a lot of network traffic. Apple has made a point to design their machine learning architecture to work on device, with zero network connectivity required. It will be interesting to see if Siri evolves in that same direction.

It’...

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07:54
iOS 11.3 Beta to Get Throttling Kill Switch in...

Following a report that the United States government is investigating Apple's power management function that slows down some older iPhone models, Apple issued a statement on late Tuesday confirming that it has "received questions from some government agencies" and is "responding to them."

In the statement, Apple also confirmed the timing of its promised power management toggle, allowing customers with an iPhone 6 through iPhone 7 Plus to disable the function: it will be rolling out in a future iOS 11.3 beta version in February. The software update will be publicly released later this spring.

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07:37
Here’s how HomePod will handle future software...

Guilherme Rambo, 9to5Mac:

HomePod runs a special version of iOS, which means it gets new updates alongside iOS. The latest software publicly available for it is iOS 11.2.5, which will likely be the version installed on HomePods delivered on February 9th.

Software updates for HomePod will be managed through the Home app. The app will alert users when a new software update is available and will show an interface similar to the one used for iOS updates. Users will have the option to enable automatic updates, although it’s unclear how those will be managed. Updates can be installed on a single HomePod, all HomePods in the home or to specific stereo pairs (stereo pairing will not be available on HomePods running different software versions).

Interesting to me that there are a number of different update models at work here, all of them involving a satellite piece of Apple gear. Apple TV tends to update directly on device, Apple Watch has its own directly paired iOS...

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07:30
Exclusive Dubset DJ mixes now on Apple Music,...

Dubset has announced that hundreds of its DJ mixes are now available on Apple Music, including three exclusive sets. Dubset mixes are treated as albums.

[Mixes include] three never-before-heard DJ sets from Steve Aoki, Sigala and DJ Suss One. These mixes celebrate the availability of the millions of tracks in Dubset’s MixBank service including those from major label imprints as well as renowned indies like Stones Throw, XL Recordings, Ninja Tune, Domino, Mozzy Records, !K7, Warp Records, Monstercat, Last Kings, Tommy Boy, Anjunabeats, Fool’s Gold, and Axtone among others. DJs all over the world can now tap into this massive library to create their own mixes …

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07:28
Some macOS Server services being stripped out in...




A support document published by Apple sheds light on what services macOS Server is leaving behind soon, and provides possible options for those needing replacements.

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07:07
2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid latest CarPlay SUV to...

Acura is the latest car brand to release a new hybrid vehicle equipped with CarPlay. The 2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid hits the road tomorrow and includes an upgraded 7-inch capacitive touch display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard — no subscription required.

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07:03
This 1983 demo says so much about Apple’s past,...

[VIDEO] Harry McCracken, FastCompany:

On the evening of January 26, 1983, as a technology-smitten Boston University freshman, I attended the monthly meeting of the Boston Computer Society, which included a demo of Apple’s brand-new Lisa system. Though I know that I came away enormously impressed, I don’t exactly recall the event like it was yesterday. Actually, just one element was permanently etched onto my brain cells: the moment when the Lisa’s bitmapped, proportional, user-selectable typefaces flashed on screen. It was a mind-bender given that other PCs–like my beloved Atari 400–were capable only of displaying a single fixed-width font of no elegance whatsoever.

And:

What I didn’t realize until I watched the video is that seeing the meeting all over again wasn’t just an act of personal nostalgia. Between them, the IIe and Lisa, and the way Apple explained them to us BCS members, are full of lessons that remain resonant in the era of the iPhone.

First...

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07:01
LibreOffice 6.0.0.3 - Free, open-source office suite.

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

Many different language versions are available here.



Version 6.0.0.3:

  • The Notebookbar, although still an experimental feature, has been enriched with two new variants: Grouped Bar Full for Writer, Calc and Impress, and Tabbed Compact for Writer. The Special Characters dialog has been reworked, with the addition of lists for Recent and Favorite characters, along with a Search field. The Customize dialog has also been redesigned, and is now more modern and intuitive.
  • In Writer, a Form menu has been added, making it easier to access one of the most powerful - and often unknown - LibreOffice features...
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07:00
Dubset releases exclusive DJ sets on Apple Music

Dubset Media Holdings has partnered with Apple Music to provide hundreds of DJ mixes to the streaming platform, including three never-before-heard DJ sets from Steve AokiSigala, and DJ Suss One

These mixes celebrate the availability of the millions of tracks in Dubset's MixBank service including those from major label imprints as well as renowned indies like Stones Throw, XL Recordings, Ninja Tune, Domino, Mozzy Records, !K7, Warp Records, Monstercat, Last Kings, Tommy Boy, Anjunabeats, Fool's Gold, and Axtone among others, says Dubset Media CEO Stephen White. DJs all over the world can now tap into this massive library to create their own mixes and are...

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06:59
In Q4 2017, Apple's iPhone X and iPhone 7...

Earlier today it was learned that Apple's manufacturing partner in India is close to a land deal that would allow iPhone production to expand. The report further noted that Apple may have given Wistron the green light to extend manufacturing to the iPhone 6s. A new analytical report published today could give us a peek at why Apple wants to expand their iPhone line in India.

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06:57
How to check if an iPhone is new, refurbished, or a...

It’s all in the model number. Note that this has been true for many, many years and applies to Macs and, I believe, iPads too.

That said, this is one of those arcane bits of trivia that bears repeating.

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06:53
Kensington introduces a new USB-C, USB 3.0 docking...

Kensington has introduced the $219.99 SD4700P Universal USB-C and USB 3.0 Docking Station, which gives organizations full support for both USB-C and USB 3.0 devices from laptops using both macOS and Windows.

You can connect the Docking Station to the USB port on a laptop, and transfer audio, video, data and power (supported USB-C devices with power deliver function only). With Zero Footprint Mounting organizations have the option to attach the dock to the back of any VESA-compatible external monitor display. The Docking Station connects to the single USB-C or USB 3.0 port on a laptop and gives the connected user access to:

  • DisplayPort++/HDMI to provide flexible video connections with support up to 2560x1600 for a single monitor or 2048x1152 for dual monitors using DisplayLink.
  • Six USB ports that extend the productivity capabilities of laptops via one USB-C port, and five USB 3.0 ports, one of which...
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06:52
The iPad lost years for Apple’s media partners

Shira Ovide, Bloomberg:

Apple Inc. is revamping its digital bookstore in another attempt to take on Amazon’s dominance. I can’t help thinking: What if?

This is a reference to this article, about Apple remaking the iBooks Store and the iBooks app, simplifying both and making book reading a better experience.

More from Shira:

The missed opportunity was for Apple’s business partners, particularly newspaper and magazine companies, which Apple persuaded to turn themselves inside out to take advantage of the iPad. It turned out that Apple was leading those partners to a dead end.

This is a bit of a curmudgeonly statement, but there is truth at its core. A number of publishers went all in on the iPad, with visions of a simple path from print to digital, with subscriptions intact.

The eighth...

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06:51
Kensington introduces a new USB-C, USB 3.0 docking...

Kensington (www.kensington.com) has introduced the $219.99 SD4700P Universal USB-C and USB 3.0 Docking Station, which gives organizations full support for both USB-C and USB 3.0 devices from laptops using both macOS and Windows.

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06:37
The iPhone X takes the top premium smartphone spot...

Apple has retained the lead in India's premium smartphone market thanks to the iPhone X, according to new data from Counterpoint Research

According to the research group’s latest analysis on the Indian handset market, the premium smartphone segment was the second fastest growing segment (up 20% year-over-year) in calendar year 2017. Counterpoint Research found that:

  • Although the segment is more crowded than a year ago, the top three brands, Apple, OnePlus and Samsung, still contribute to 94% of the overall premium market segment.
  • Apple is still the leader in the premium segment, capturing 47% share during Q4 2017 and 38% during 2017, driven by strong shipments of iPhone X and iPhone 7.
  • However, demand for iPhone 8 remains soft and, as a result, the overall Apple shipments in the premium segment declined 31% year-over-year. The decline is also partly due to last year’s strong...
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06:30
Rumor: ‘universal apps’ still in Apple’s pipeline...

Despite reports saying that some key features in iOS 12 and, to a lesser degree, the next version of macOS have been delayed to allow Apple to improve performance and squash bugs, both Bloomberg News and Axios say the tech giant still plans “universal apps” for 2018.

I’m dubious we’ll see ‘em this year, but here’s what the story behind such apps, which are reportedly part...

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06:25
iOS 11.3 brings final fix to Calculator app

[VIDEO] As a reminder, the Calculator app hit a bit of a stumble back in October.

The issue was that the keypress animation for one key took long enough to complete that the follow-on keypress was missed. Apple fixed the problem by eliminating the animation.

The video (embedded in the main Loop post) shows the fix, with the animation back in place.

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06:22
Tidy Up 5.0 - $28.99

Tidy Up is a full-featured duplicate finder and disk-tidiness utility.

Features

  • With Tidy Up you can search for duplicate files and packages by the owner application, content, type, creator, extension, time modified, time created, name, label, visibility, and date/age. You can also search by the tag, duration, and bit installments of MP3 and AAC sound files and EXIF metadata; search the contents of the Photos, iPhoto, Aperture, iTunes, iPod databases, and Mail mailboxes; and synchronize deletions with iPhoto, Mail, and iTunes.
  • Tidy Up comes with a two search modes. Basic Mode includes more than 90 pre-defined searches. For a customized strategy, you can opt for the Strategy Wizard which based on your choices creates the appropriate criteria to search for duplicates.
  • Tidy Up has a built-in security system that assures you will keep at least one file of the duplicate group on your disk, the ability to undo copied and moved...
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06:20
Apple's iPhone X takes top premium smartphone...




Despite intense competition from China's OnePlus, South Korea's Samsung and others, Apple has retained the lead in India's premium smartphone market, crushing Samsung (which exceeded Apple's share last year) and severely blunting the formerly rapid expansion of OnePlus.

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06:18
Report reaffirms Apple still plans to 'allow...




Despite multiple reports saying key features in "iOS 12" have been delayed to allow Apple to improve performance and squash bugs, one highly anticipated feature expected to make it easier for developers to port apps from iOS to macOS is said to still be on target to launch later this year.

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06:13
More analysts pile in with AAPL doubts as share...

More analysts are joining the queue to pour cold water on AAPL’s Q2 prospects, following yesterday’s report that Apple is expected to offer modest guidance for the quarter. A Reuters report said then that analysts now expect guidance of around $60B, down from earlier estimates of $67B.

A fresh roundup today notes that AAPL stock has lost around 6% of its value in the last two weeks, and cites more analysts expressing concern about the current quarter …

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06:12
Apple has fixed the iOS Calculator Bug in iOS 11.3...

Apple has fixed the iOS Calculator bug in iOS 11.3 Beta and also brought back ...

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06:10
Apple to use iOS 12 to focus on stability and...

You shouldn’t go looking to iOS 12 for huge, splashy new features.

Instead, Apple will apparently be giving iOS 12 the Snow Leopard/Mac OS X 10.6 treatment and working on targeting stability, performance, and reliability as opposed to adding in loads of new features. The strategy helped fix what was becoming a growing list of issues and complaints about the Mac operating system. Now it seems that’s what’s happening with the next version of iOS for the iPhone and iPad.

Axios has reported that Apple has decided to primarily work on fixes and improvements instead of new features. Features like a redesigned Home screen, Mail and Photos improvements, and in-car interface changes have been pushed out to 2019.

It’s noted that users will see improvements in iOS’ augmented reality, parental controls and health controls this year.

This change seems to come on the heels of Apple perhaps focusing on features while allowing iOS’s overall quality to slide in its...

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06:09
A Better Finder Rename 10.25 - $29.99

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.



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06:06
Tidy Up 5 for macOS is completely re-engineered

Hyperbolic Software (www.hyberbolicsoftware.com) has introduced Tidy Up 5, an update of the duplicate finding and disk tidiness app, developed exclusively for the Mac.

It employs a customizable search algorithm that scans any mounted drive volume. Tidy Up also has the capability to scan the databases of popular applications such as Lightroom, Photos and iTunes. Version 5 is completely re-engineered and was developed focusing on efficiency, according to the folks at Hyperbolic Software.

Tidy Up 5 requires macOS 10.12 or later. It costs $28.99.

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06:04
Apple: We Would Never Degrade the iPhone Experience...

Apple today responded to reports that the Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission are probing its decision to throttle older iPhones, confirming that the U.S government has asked questions. From a report: Apple said it would never intentionally "degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades." Apple acknowledged in December that it was secretly slowing the speeds of iPhones in an effort to help preserve aging batteries. In response to consumer backlash, the company dropped the price of battery replacements for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus from $79 to $29.


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06:00
Daily Deal: Get Quality Computer Science Training...

You'd love to get some additional tech education, but your schedule just doesn't give you a lot of time to attend courses. If you could take eight courses on your own time without paying through the nose, wouldn't you do it? Today's deal is The Complete Computer Science Bundle, and through it we're giving you 87+ hours of online tech training for $19.

Currently almost 14,000 students are enrolled in this training bundle. Here's what you'll get:

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05:59
Pocket Informant now available on Mac App Store as...

Fanatic Software has announced the availability of Informant for macOS (10.11 or higher) in the Mac App Store

It’s a cross-platform day planner app that combines your Calendar, Tasks, Projects, and Notes into a single app. Users can combine multiple personal or work calendars from different sources such as iCloud and Google. Its features include sub-tasks, and start-and-end dates.

You can get the Mac-based version or Informant for macOS as a one-time purchase of $49.99. The iOS version of Informant (Informant 5 for iOS) is now available at the Apple App Store as a subscription of $25/year which also includes a subscription to the Informant Sync service. 

You can subscribe to the Informant Sync service ($25/year) to keep all your data in sync across your devices. if you sign up for the Informant Sync service, you can get a free access to the iPhone and iPad versions. Or...

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05:58
Pocket Informant now available on Mac App Store as...

Fanatic Software has announced the availability of Informant for macOS (10.11 or higher) in the Mac App Store (https://tinyurl.com/y8kvv8wl).

It’s a cross-platform day planner app that combines your Calendar, Tasks, Projects, and Notes into a single app. Users can combine multiple personal or work calendars from different sources such as iCloud and Google. Its features include sub-tasks, and start-and-end dates.

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05:56
Lyn 1.9.6 - Lightweight image browser and viewer.

Lyn is a fast, lightweight image browser and viewer designed for photographers, graphic artists, and Web designers. Featuring an extremely versatile and aesthetically pleasing interface, it delivers an easy-to-use geotagging technology and a complete solution for sharing your photographs. The new editing inspector gives you everything to turn your shots into great photos. Adjust exposure, color temperature, brightness, and contrast, or reveal image details with highlight and shadow adjustments. You can experiment and convert your color photos to black and white, try a classic sepia tone, or add a vignette.

Lyn natively supports all popular image formats like JPEG, TIFF, JPEG 2000, PNG, PPM, TGA, RAW, HDR, OpenEXR, animated GIF, and any other image format supported by OS X. It also integrates a movie player to watch camera recordings.

Features

  • Progressive display, on single- or multiple-monitor configurations, of images of virtually any...
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05:50
Apple Still Expected to Allow iPhone and iPad Apps...

While multiple reports suggest Apple has decided to place a greater focus on improving the performance and security of iOS and macOS, which will delay some new features until next year, it appears the company still aims to introduce the ability for Macs to run iPhone and iPad apps later this year.

Mark Gurman and Ina Fried, reporting for Bloomberg News and Axios respectively, both claim the framework for combined apps remains on Apple's software roadmap for 2018, despite some planned iOS 12 features...

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05:49
Wistron nearing a land deal in India to beef up its...

Wistron, Apple’s primary assembler in India, is close to finalizing a land deal in India’s tech hub of Bengaluru with the company likely to invest about $157 million to develop the site, reports Reuters, quoting two unnamed government officials.

ICT Service Management Solutions, Wistron’s unit that assembles Apple’s low-cost iPhone SE in India, has purportedly been scouting for some 100 acres in and around Bengaluru, capital of the southern Indian state of Karnataka. Wistron is likely to use at least a part of this land to set up new assembly lines for Apple, notes Reuters.

Apple has set its sights on the growing Indian market by pushing for shipments of the smartphone model with the goal of doubling the iPhone's market share in the country over the next five years. Focus Taiwan reported...

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05:48
Apple sells a record 22 million iPhones in USA...

Counterpoint Research:

According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Pulse program, the US market sold-through 51.2m smartphones during the holiday season quarter of 2017. Apple sell-through during this period was a record 22.39 million smartphones. Apple was able to grow their sell-through market share from 37% to 44%. This is the highest ever market share for Apple in its home market.

Commenting on Apple’s growth story here, Research Director Jeff Fieldhack stated, “Apple shipped a record 22 million iPhones for the first time ever in a quarter in USA and is note-able and impressive feat because the Q4 promotional season was not nearly as aggressive as previous years. In addition, upgrade rates are slightly lower year-over-year as smartphone subscribers are holding onto phones longer. Apple was able to grow their sell through 20% in a market that only grew 2% compared to last year. This means Apple has been successful to take share away from Samsung...

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